Local directories – Livelink Directory http://livelinkdirectory.com/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 17:31:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://livelinkdirectory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-120x120.png Local directories – Livelink Directory http://livelinkdirectory.com/ 32 32 Even well-meaning laws can’t protect us from inaccurate supplier directories https://livelinkdirectory.com/even-well-meaning-laws-cant-protect-us-from-inaccurate-supplier-directories/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 11:25:00 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/even-well-meaning-laws-cant-protect-us-from-inaccurate-supplier-directories/ If you have medical insurance, chances are you’ve been completely exasperated at some point trying to find a doctor or mental health practitioner available within your health plan’s network. This happens as follows: you find several providers in your plan’s directory and call them. All. Alas, the number is wrong; or the physician has moved, […]]]>

If you have medical insurance, chances are you’ve been completely exasperated at some point trying to find a doctor or mental health practitioner available within your health plan’s network.

This happens as follows: you find several providers in your plan’s directory and call them. All. Alas, the number is wrong; or the physician has moved, retired, or is not accepting new patients; or the next available appointment is in three months. Or maybe the provider just isn’t in your network.

Despite a series of state and federal regulations that require more accurate health plan directories, they can still contain many errors and are often out of date.

Faulty directories not only hinder our ability to obtain care, but also signal that health insurers are failing to meet requirements to provide timely care, even if they tell regulators.

Worse, patients who rely on faulty directory information may find themselves facing inflated bills from doctors or hospitals that turn out to be outside their network.

In 2016, California implemented a law to regulate the accuracy of provider directories. The state was trying to fix longstanding problems, exemplified by an embarrassing debacle in 2014, when Covered California, the insurance market the state formed after the Affordable Care Act passed, was forced to withdraw his error-ridden repertoire in his freshman year.

Also in 2016, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services demanded more accurate directories for Medicare Advantage health plans and policies sold in the federal ACA market. And the federal No Surprises Act, which took effect this year, extends similar rules to employer and individual health plans.

California law and the federal No Surprises Act state that patients who rely on information in their provider directories and end up unknowingly seeing doctors outside of their networks cannot be required to pay more than that. that they would have paid for an in-network provider.

Unfortunately, inaccurate directories continue to plague our health care system.

A study published in June in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law analyzed data from the California Department of Managed Health Care on the accuracy of directories and timely access to care. It found that at best, consumers were able to get timely appointments for urgent cases with only 54% of doctors listed in a directory. Worst case: 28%. For general care appointments, the best case was 64% and the worst case was 35%.

A key takeaway, the authors write, is that “even progressive, pro-consumer laws and regulations have effectively failed to offer substantial consumer protection.”

Few people know this better than Dan O’Neill. The San Francisco health care official called local primary care physicians listed in his health plan’s directory, through a major national carrier, and was unable to get an appointment. No one he spoke to could tell him whether UCSF Health, one of the city’s major health systems, was part of his network.

“I spent almost a week trying to sort this out and eventually had to give up and pay the $75 copayment to go to emergency care because that was the only option,” said said O’Neill. “I now live a seven or eight minute walk from the main buildings at UCSF, and to this day I have no idea if they’re part of my network or not, which is crazy because I do it in a professional way.”

Consumer health advocates say insurers don’t take the accuracy of directories seriously. “We have health plans with millions enrolled and hundreds of millions on reserve,” says Beth Capell, lobbyist for Sacramento-based Health Access California. “These people have the resources to do it if they thought it was a priority.”

Industry analysts and academic researchers say it’s more complicated than that.

Health plans contract with hundreds of thousands of providers and constantly have to pester them to send updates. Are they still with the same practice? At the same address? Accepting new patients?

For doctors and other practitioners, answering such surveys — sometimes from dozens of health plans — is hardly at the top of their to-do list. Insurers typically offer multiple health plans, each with a different constellation of providers, who may not always know which ones they are in.

The law gives insurers some leverage to get providers to respond, and an entire industry has sprung up around collecting updates from providers through a centralized portal and selling the information to health plans. The problem of vagueness remains, however. Healthcare plans and providers often have outdated data systems that don’t communicate with each other.

Significantly improving health plan directories will require “more connectivity and interoperability,” says Simon Haeder, associate professor at Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health and co-author of the Directory Accuracy Study and timely access.

Until that day comes, you will have to fend for yourself. Be diligent when using your health plan’s provider directory. You should use it as a first stop – or to check if a doctor recommended by a friend is in your network.

Remember the laws that say you can’t be charged out-of-network rates if the doctor you’re seeing was listed in your health plan directory? You will have to prove that it was. So take a screenshot of the directory showing the provider name and save it. Then call the doctor’s office to check. Take notes and get the name of the person you spoke to. If there is a discrepancy, call your health plan as well.

If you find an inaccurate entry, report it to your health plan. California law requires plans to provide instructions for consumers to do so. If you’re in a commercial health plan, your policy is likely regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care. You can file a complaint with the ministry (888-466-2219 or www.healthhelp.ca.gov). Since California’s provider directory law took effect, the department has helped resolve 279 complaints, spokeswoman Rachel Arrezola said.

If your plan has a different regulatory body, the ministry can point you in the right direction.

If you are one of approximately 6 million Californians in a federally regulated employer or union plan and receive a large out-of-network bill from a doctor that was listed in your health plan directory, you can lodge an appeal via the office. for this purpose (800-985-3059 or www.cms.gov/nosurprises).

Ultimately, efforts to improve the accuracy of provider directories are part of a broader campaign for greater transparency in healthcare pricing and easier access. to patient records. All of this will require a more open information highway.

This story was produced by KHN, which publishes California Healthline, an independent editorial service of the California Health Care Foundation.




This article was reprinted from khn.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health policy research organization not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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Shale directories and CSC H2 network Make the Appalachian basin a player in hydrogen production and CCUS https://livelinkdirectory.com/shale-directories-and-csc-h2-network-make-the-appalachian-basin-a-player-in-hydrogen-production-and-ccus/ Mon, 16 May 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/shale-directories-and-csc-h2-network-make-the-appalachian-basin-a-player-in-hydrogen-production-and-ccus/ PENN VALLEY, Pennsylvania, USA, May 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you strive to be a leader in the oil and gas industry, you take risks – the classic high-risk, high-risk scenario. reward. O&G conference producers need to show the industry that they are looking to the future, and they want to show industry players where […]]]>

PENN VALLEY, Pennsylvania, USA, May 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you strive to be a leader in the oil and gas industry, you take risks – the classic high-risk, high-risk scenario. reward.

O&G conference producers need to show the industry that they are looking to the future, and they want to show industry players where their business development efforts should focus.

Take a close look at the shale directories and the H2 CCS network. This closely aligned pair of companies has brought national – global – attention to the Appalachian Basin as having the potential to be a global hub for hydrogen production and hydrogen capture, use and storage. carbon (CCUS).

Shale Directories was founded in 2009 by Joe Barone to connect the oil and gas industry to local businesses, a goal that has expanded so that today the company is a national leader in bringing together oil and gas players. industry with local companies hoping to be part of the oil and gas industry.

The company began promoting the Appalachian Basin as THE storage hub with its first Appalachian Storage Hub conference in June 2017. Annual storage hub programs followed in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Two years ago, Barone and TopLine Analytics founder Tom Gellrich read the O&G tea leaves and determined that the basin should not only be an underground storage hub for NGLs, but also the target for United States, if not the world, for the production of hydrogen.

It took about a year to put their thoughts and ideas into action, but on April 8, 2021, Shale Directories and the new H2 CCS network launched the first Appalachian Hydrogen & Carbon Capture conference.

No less a dominant player in O&G than ExxonMobil estimates that hydrogen and CCUS will be a $3 trillion market by 2040.

The federal infrastructure bill, signed into law in late 2021, allocates $8 billion and $12 billion respectively for hydrogen and carbon capture in DOE grants to establish regional centers.

During the initial program, presenters landed two keynote speakers from the US Department of Energy, Lynn Brickett and Robert Schrecengost, responsible for the DOE’s hydrogen and carbon sequestration programs, respectively.

The disembarkation of two of DOE’s best people to present on the initial conference trip indicated two things: Federal authorities have long been involved in hydrogen and CCS research and development, and Barone/Gellrich were addressing a particularly important topic.

Due to the caliber of the speakers and their presentations, the three conferences – all sold out – attracted companies from across the United States and Canada.

The most recent conference held a few days ago brought together a number of representatives from major oil companies such as Shell and Repsol who are currently focusing their human and financial resources on CCUS.

Participation also included state and federal legislators, who provided the most significant public-private exchange.

The trio of talks provided an opportunity to raise awareness of new hydrogen and carbon capture initiatives, including Mitsubishi’s Project Utah, Summit Carbon Solutions’ Midwest Express pipeline, US Steel’s hydrogen program and developments from generation of hydrogen and carbon black from Monolith.

Nuclear power icon Westinghouse touted its eVinci nuclear reactor project during the recently concluded program.

The largest, best-known, and most vocal proponent of O&G in the United States, the American Petroleum Institute, API, presented two of the three conferences.

The next conference, Appalachian Hydrogen & Carbon Capture IV, will take place on November 10, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA. The conference takes place two days after the mid-term elections which have an impact on many presentations and discussions.

Joe Baron
Shale Directories
+1 610-764-1232
jbarone@shaledirectories.com

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How To Share Directories On Your Local Network From Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 https://livelinkdirectory.com/how-to-share-directories-on-your-local-network-from-ubuntu-desktop-22-04/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:20:00 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/how-to-share-directories-on-your-local-network-from-ubuntu-desktop-22-04/ Jack Wallen walks you through the simple steps of sharing a directory from Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 to your local network for other users to access. Image: Mohamad Faizal/Adobe Stock Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) is here, and it offers many exciting new features that are sure to appeal to die-hard Linux users as well as those […]]]>

Jack Wallen walks you through the simple steps of sharing a directory from Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 to your local network for other users to access.

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Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) is here, and it offers many exciting new features that are sure to appeal to die-hard Linux users as well as those new to the world of open source. As usual, the Ubuntu devs went out of their way to make everything not only work “right”, but do it easily.

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Example: sharing directories on your local network. This is one area where Ubuntu has always been above the competition. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Linux distro that makes folder sharing as easy as Ubuntu.

And that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do… share a directory on your local network, so that other users can access the content in it.

What you will need

For this to work, you will need a running instance of Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 connected to a local area network (LAN). That’s it, let’s get to work.

How to share a directory on the local network using Ubuntu

Log in to your Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 instance, then open the File Manager application. Right-click the Public folder and select Local Network Share (Figure A).

Figure A

Sharing the public folder on your local network can be done through the right-click context menu in the File Manager application.
Sharing the public folder on your local network can be done through the right-click context menu in the File Manager application.

In the resulting popup window (Figure B), check the Share this folder box.

Figure B

Folder sharing options for the public folder.
Folder sharing options for the public folder.

Since Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 does not come with Samba pre-installed, you will be prompted to install Windows Network Sharing Service. Click Install Service (Figure C).

Figure C

Installing the sharing service is just one click away.
Installing the sharing service is just one click away.

When prompted, click Install again and, if prompted, enter your user password. Once the installation is complete, Samba will be running and you can continue to configure the share. Give the share a name, an optional comment, then set the permissions. If you want other users to be able to create and share files in the directory, check the box associated with this option. If you are the only user on this desktop computer, you will need to grant Guest access to the share.

After setting everything up, click Create Share and you’re done. Note: If you grant access to other users to create and share files, or grant access to guests, you will be prompted to allow the system to automatically set the permission (which you must allow).

Troubleshooting Sharing with Ubuntu

If you find that users cannot access the share, the problem is that the GUI tool is not able to add a Samba password for the system to use. This is one of those sticking points that has been troubling Ubuntu for some time. However, the solution to this problem is quite simple. All you have to do is open a terminal window and run the command:

sudo smbpasswd -a USER

Where USER is the name of the user account on your system.

What’s a bit annoying about this hiccup is that it just might be preventing guest access. For this reason, if you want to share the folder with someone, you will need to create a guest account. You can go back to the terminal window and add the user with the command:

sudo adduser guest

Answer the necessary questions (giving the guest user a strong password). Once you have created the user, you will then need to add them with the smbpasswd command as follows:

sudo smbpasswd -a guest

Follow this with the command:

sudo smbpasswd -e guest

At this point, you can give guest credentials to anyone who needs access to this public folder, and they should be able to access it from any machine on your local network.

If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to add the share to the Samba configuration file. Open this file with the command:

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

In this file, add the following at the bottom:

[Public]
path = /home/USER/Public
browsable = yes
writable = yes
read only = no

Where USER is your username. Save and close the file.

And if that doesn’t grant access to other registered users, you may need to add the guest account to the group associated with the share. For example, suppose the share is in /home/jack/Public (meaning it is owned by user/group jack. You can add the guest account to group jack with the command:

sudo usermod -aG jack guest

After that, any user belonging to the group jack should be able to access the public directory which has been shared on the local network.

I’d like to see in future releases of Ubuntu (or any Linux desktop release) a much more simplistic approach to successfully sharing directories on a local network without having to go through all the extra troubleshooting steps.

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How to Use SSHFS to Mount Remote Directories on Rocky Linux https://livelinkdirectory.com/how-to-use-sshfs-to-mount-remote-directories-on-rocky-linux/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 18:04:12 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/how-to-use-sshfs-to-mount-remote-directories-on-rocky-linux/ Learn how to mount a remote directory on a Rocky Linux server to a local directory using SSHFS. Image: Funtap/Shutterstock SSHFS (SSH File System) allows remote file systems to be mounted over an SSH connection. SSHFS uses SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) to mount a remote directory on a local machine so that the connection […]]]>

Learn how to mount a remote directory on a Rocky Linux server to a local directory using SSHFS.

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SSHFS (SSH File System) allows remote file systems to be mounted over an SSH connection. SSHFS uses SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) to mount a remote directory on a local machine so that the connection between client and server is encrypted. For this reason, SSHFS can be used as a more secure solution for traditional FTP.

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I want to walk you through installing and using SSHFS on Rocky Linux.

What you will need

For this to work, you will need a running instance of Rocky Linux, a client machine that can use SSH, and a user with sudo privileges.

Let’s do some magic.

How to install SSHFS

The first thing we need to do is install SSHFS. Connect to your Rocky Linux server and upgrade it first with the command:

sudo dnf upgrade -y

Once the upgrade is complete, reboot (but only if the kernel was upgraded) then install SSHFS with the command:

sudo dnf install fuse-sshfs -y

Next, on the client machine, install SSHFS. If you are you

How to create mountable directories

Let’s start by creating a directory on the server which will then be mounted on the client machine. To create the directory on the server, run the command:

sudo mkdir /srv/data

Next, modify the permissions of the new directory so that the necessary user can access it with the command:

sudo chown -R $USER.$USER /srv/data

If multiple users need access to this directory, you must create a new group, add the users to the group, and then grant the group access to the directory. Suppose you want to create a group named editorial and give them access to this new directory. First, create the group with:

sudo groupadd editorial

sudo usermod -aG editorial $USER

sudo chgrp -R editorial /srv/data

On the local machine, create a new directory (the one that will be used to mount the remote directory) with the command:

mkdir ~/data_mount

How to mount remote directory on local machine

It’s time to mount the remote directory on the local machine. On the client, run the command:

sshfs USER@SERVER:/srv/data ~/data_mount

Where USER is the user on the remote machine and SERVER is the IP address or domain of the remote server and you will be prompted for the user’s password. After successful authentication, you will receive your prompt and the mount is ready to use.

How to make the mount permanent

It’s a bit tricky because you have to configure SSH key authentication first. To do this, on the client machine create the SSH key with:

ssh-keygen -t rsa

Once the key is generated, copy it to the remote server with:

ssh-copy-id USER@SERVER

Where USER is the username and SERVER is either the IP address or the domain of the remote server. Once the key has been copied, test the connection with:

ssh USER@SERVER

Where USER is the username and SERVER is either the IP address or the domain of the remote server. You should be prompted for the SSH key authentication password. Exit the connection and test it again. This time you should not be prompted because the key has been stored in your keychain.

You can now create an fstab entry for the SSHFS connection. Open this file (on the client) to edit it with:

sudo nano /etc/fstab

At the bottom of this file, add the following line:

USER@SERVER:/srv/data /home/USER/data_mount   fuse.sshfs  delay_connect,_netdev,user,idmap=user,transform_symlinks,identityfile=/home/jack/.ssh/id_rsa,default_permissions,uid=USER_ID,gid=USER_GID   0 0

Where USER is the username, SERVER is either the IP address or domain of the remote server, USER_ID is the user ID, and USER_GID is the user’s group ID. You can locate the IDs by running the command:

id

Save and close the file. Test the mount with:

mount -a

You should not receive any errors.

The caveat to this is that the remote directory will not be automatically mounted on boot. Indeed, it requires a network connection to be loaded first. However, once connected to the machine, you can simply issue the command:

mount -a

It’s a bit complicated, but I haven’t yet found a solid solution to make it work without using passwordless ssh key authentication (which we don’t want to use due to security issues).

Anyway, that’s all there is to mounting a remote directory with SSHFS on Rocky Linux.

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Free community health directories now available – The Waynedale News https://livelinkdirectory.com/free-community-health-directories-now-available-the-waynedale-news/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/free-community-health-directories-now-available-the-waynedale-news/ The latest edition of the Community Health Resource Directory is now available free to the general public and organizations that serve low-income and vulnerable residents. Free printed copies of the directory can be picked up by completing the request form at www.SJCHF.org/directories. A pdf copy of the directory is also available on this same web […]]]>

The latest edition of the Community Health Resource Directory is now available free to the general public and organizations that serve low-income and vulnerable residents.

Free printed copies of the directory can be picked up by completing the request form at www.SJCHF.org/directories. A pdf copy of the directory is also available on this same web page.

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation updates and prints the directory every two years. It lists more than 100 free or low-cost health services located in Allen County. Services are listed in twelve categories which include medical, dental, mental health, immunization, transportation, health checkups and more. Each service listed includes information such as: days and hours of operation, payment methods accepted, whether photo ID is required, whether it is located on a bus route, and whether interpreters are available. available.

“The Foundation works to ensure that all residents, especially those who are vulnerable, have access to quality, affordable health and wellness services,” said Meg Distler, executive director of St. Joe’s Foundation. “Many nonprofits tell us they rely on the directory to help connect their clients to the health services they need at costs they can afford.”

The St. Joe’s Foundation began printing the Community Health Resource Directory in 2005 and since then has provided more than 110,000 free copies to residents and local organizations. Each year, the Foundation distributes approximately 6,600 copies.

The Foundation has recently considered making the information online only, but those who use the directory have overwhelmingly asked to continue distributing printed copies. The information in the directories is provided to Indiana 211 for use on its website and by 211 operators.

The St. Joe’s Foundation also prints and distributes the free Prenatal and Infant Care Resource Directory. It is updated every two years, alternating with the Directory of Community Health Resources. The 2021-22 Prenatal and Child Care Directory is available at www.SJCHF.org/directories.

The St. Joe’s Foundation is sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and works to serve vulnerable populations in four impact areas: prenatal and child care, nutrition and food insecurity, access to health care affordable and quality, and refugees and immigrants.

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Account Privileges ‘Inadequately’ Managed by NOAA on 3 Active Directories https://livelinkdirectory.com/account-privileges-inadequately-managed-by-noaa-on-3-active-directories/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 20:09:24 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/account-privileges-inadequately-managed-by-noaa-on-3-active-directories/ Written by Dave Nyczepir 7 Feb 2022 | FEDSCOOP The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened itself up to cyberattacks by “inadequately” managing three active directories and failing to secure “primary targets” like user credentials, according to an audit released Thursday. The Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General established the National Environmental Satellite, […]]]>

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened itself up to cyberattacks by “inadequately” managing three active directories and failing to secure “primary targets” like user credentials, according to an audit released Thursday.

The Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General established the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service; National Weather Service; and the National Marine Fisheries Service all had mismanaged “excessive” privilege accounts, as well as “vulnerable” end-of-life systems running.

Some of the vulnerabilities discovered by OIG were exploited in the Colonial Pipeline and DarkSide and REvil ransomware attacks, in which hackers gained unauthorized remote access to US entities, and NOAA’s mission to provide forecasts and Dangerous weather warnings is life or death.

“NOAA active directories pose a significantly increased risk of successful cyberattacks,” reads the OIG report. “This illustrates the need for periodic assessments of all NOAA active directories to identify and quickly correct weaknesses.”

The OIG recommended that NOAA’s Chief Information Officer periodically ensure that all Active Directory accounts follow the principle of least privilege, a National Institute of Standards and Technology directive that access is limited to areas of function required by user roles and responsibilities.

The audit found that 58 accounts on 202 computers had unnecessary local administrative privileges allowing them to install malware or disable anti-virus software and granting them full access to data. Another 12 users had remote access to computers or the ability to make unintended changes to security settings, which Active Directories began to resolve.

The OIG further recommended that NOAA’s CIO determine whether operational offices can use the specialized Active Directory security tools it used in its audit for periodic reviews, as well as occasionally ensuring that accounts comply with management requirements by using these tools where possible. The CIO should require compensating controls for service accounts that cannot regularly change passwords, according to the audit.

Indeed, OIG discovered that 296 accounts were activated but not used in the last 60 days, 48 ​​account passwords were older than 90 days, 102 account passwords were not set to expire, and 356 account passwords had never expired. – pointing out the lack of uniform NOAA password requirements.

“NOAA has expressed an explicit interest in using specialized security tools – used during the audit – to proactively identify similar Active Directory issues in other NOAA Active Directories,” reads -on in the report. “In addition, NOAA plans to create guidance documentation and compensating controls, which will support preventative measures related to the security weaknesses identified in this report.”

Finally, the OIG recommended that the IOC of NOAA establish plans to upgrade or decommission computers with end-of-life operating systems, after finding 739 computers using operating systems vulnerable. Currently, NESDIS is developing a decommissioning plan; NWS removed its three problematic systems; and the NMFS fixes 576 systems, processes nine more, and retains three due to computer needs for their scientific equipment.

The OIG removed detailed information about specific systems from its report for security reasons at the request of NOAA. NOAA has until April 4 to submit an action plan to the OIG on how the three active directories intend to complete implementation of its recommendations.

NOAA endorsed these recommendations in a letter dated January 19.

“We thank the OIG for highlighting areas for improvement and benchmarking specific tools to improve our security posture,” the letter read. “We are actively working to respond to the findings and are working on business solutions that will help fully address the findings and recommendations.”

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Thoughts: city directories are a wealth of information https://livelinkdirectory.com/thoughts-city-directories-are-a-wealth-of-information/ https://livelinkdirectory.com/thoughts-city-directories-are-a-wealth-of-information/#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 18:03:14 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/thoughts-city-directories-are-a-wealth-of-information/ Breadcrumb Links Opinion Column Author of the article: Guest column Release date : 01 Oct 2021 • October 1, 2021 • 4 minutes to read • Join the conversation Vernon’s directories can provide a wealth of information for researchers and archivists. Stratford-Perth Archives jpg, SF Content of the article Jennifer georgiou Advertising This ad has […]]]>


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In 1924, John Richea was living at 242 Huron Street in Stratford and working at the Stratford Beacon Herald as a linotype operator. Her neighbor two doors down, at 323 Huron Street, was Mrs. Mary Kinsman, widow of William J. Kinsman. Down the street at 286 Huron St., corner of Huron and Avondale, their neighbor was Herber JL Eedy, the owner of Eedy’s Bakery at 27 Market Place, where he sold bread, cakes and other baked goods. .

How can you discover so much information, especially when 1924 was not a census year? Directories of the city of Vernon of course! Directories can help fill in the gaps between censuses and track family members or local businesses on an annual basis.

City directories were a popular form of publication from the mid-1870s until the mid-2010s. Each directory generally contained both an alphabetical listing of all residents by last name and a listing of residents by street. It also included a business index, as well as various advertisements for local businesses on each page.

The first two directories of the city of Stratford – 1876 and 1880-1881 – were compiled and published by William W. Evans. The third was published in 1896 by Union Publishing Company. Beginning in 1898, the directories were published by Vernon City Directories.

A page from a City of Stratford edition of the Vernon Directories. Stratford-Perth Archives
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The Vernon repertoires were started by Henry Vernon (1850-1919) who was born in Kent, England. Around 1874 he immigrated to Hamilton, Ontario, and began working for William Henry Irwin. William Irwin (1832-1900), originally from Ireland, had published yearbooks for the past 30 years in many cities, including Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal. Vernon began to take over the business around 1897 and created the Henry Vernon & Son editions.

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Vernon ran the business until his death in 1919. His son, Alfred Vernon (1882-1941), took over as heir to the business. Alfred eventually became president of the Canadian division of the Association of North American Directory Publishers for a period while maintaining the Vernon directories. In 1933 Vernon moved the Hamilton office from Lister Block to 29-31 Rebecca St. The directory printer also moved from the Hamilton Typesetting Company to Griffin & Richmond Company Limited.

Over the following decades, Vernon’s Directories became a subsidiary of many other companies while retaining its brand name Vernon. Some of the owners include: the Richmond brothers (Bert and Ken), owners of ca. 1941 to 1955; the Seldon family, including Don Seldon, David Seldon and Stuart Seldon from 1955 to 2009; and finally, the last owners from 2009 to 2016, Wally and Beth Cooper.

The Stratford-Perth Archives are proud to announce that its Historical City of Stratford Directories are now also available to all researchers through its website. To access it, you can navigate to the Archives home page at www.stratfordpertharchives.on.ca, then click on the “Finding Aids and Digital Collections” tab or the “Stratford Digital Directories” tab. “. Once the page has loaded, please scroll down and open the first tab under the digital collections section titled Town of Stratford Directories. You can find all the directories listed by year. Some directories can be searched by keyword, please click Ctrl + F on your keyboard to display the search bar in the document once it opens in a new browser window. Please note that this is not a complete collection of Vernon Directories for the City of Stratford, as the Archives only digitized and downloaded all issues previously available on microfiche until 1997.

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Another important addition is “coming soon” in the digital collections section of the Stratford-Perth Archives website. Families of Perth County is a project that aims to locate, preserve and share photographs and associated documents related to the lives of several families in Perth County. This project is the work of Robert McEwan, who is a descendant of these families. Robert has spent countless hours scanning and identifying photographs and researching family ties. This collection includes 20 families: Ballantyne, Barton, Blacklock, Fulcher, Hearn, Hemsley, Holmes, Irvine, Johnston, McEwan, Moses, Moore, Murphy, Pearn, Rolston, Schwindt, Smart, Stewart, Struthers and White.

The collection consists of approximately 4,000 photographs, many of which were taken in Perth County at places such as Listowel, Mitchell, Milverton, Monkton, Stratford and St. Marys by professional and amateur photographers. In addition to photographs, several families also preserved important documents, including wills, notes, funeral cards, postcards, newspaper clippings and letters, which are also included in this collection. In some cases, copies of birth, death and marriage records, as well as various census pages have been added for context. Each family is organized in a folder with two sections – the first is a family tree and the second section contains a table that lists family photographs and archival documents that are also included in the collection. Please note that this project is a work in progress and as such only six out of 20 families are ready to be published online. New families will be added as they are completed.

The Stratford-Perth Archives are open for in-person research by appointment. Phone and email service is also an option. Please contact us to make an appointment to use the collections or to meet with the archivist to discuss possible donations of archival material. We can be reached at 519-271-0531 ext. 259 or archives@perthcounty.ca.

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Linux 101: How to add directories to your Linux $ PATH https://livelinkdirectory.com/linux-101-how-to-add-directories-to-your-linux-path/ https://livelinkdirectory.com/linux-101-how-to-add-directories-to-your-linux-path/#respond Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/linux-101-how-to-add-directories-to-your-linux-path/ At some point, you’ll want to run commands from non-standard directories. When that happens, you’ll want to add these directories to your $ PATH. Jack Wallen shows you how. Your Linux PATH is how you define the directories for which commands can be executed globally. In other words, if you have an executable file in […]]]>


At some point, you’ll want to run commands from non-standard directories. When that happens, you’ll want to add these directories to your $ PATH. Jack Wallen shows you how.

Your Linux PATH is how you define the directories for which commands can be executed globally. In other words, if you have an executable file in a directory configured to be in your PATH, you can run that executable from anywhere in the Linux file structure. This is what allows you to run commands in / usr / bin from your home directory (or anywhere, for that matter).

SEE: 5 Linux Server Distributions You Should Be Using (TechRepublic Premium)

Out of the box, the Linux PATH contains the usual entries, such as / usr / bin /, / usr / sbin /, / usr / local / bin, and so on. But what if you have a non-standard directory from which you need to be able to run commands? This is when you need to manually add these directories to the PATH.

How are you doing that? Let me show you.
Let’s say you have a directory called SCRIPTS in your home directory. Let’s add this to the PATH.

  1. Log into your Linux machine and open a terminal window.
  2. Open your .bashrc file to edit it with the command nano ~ / .bashrc.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of this file and add the following: PATH = “~ / SCRIPTS: $ PATH”.
    It is very important to include the $ PATH part, as this ensures that the standard directories stay in your path (otherwise the only directory in your PATH would be SCRIPTS and that would not be good).
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Close and reopen the terminal.

At this point, you can run any executable, found in the SCRIPTS directory, from anywhere in the file system hierarchy.

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And that’s how you add new directories to your PATH. This little trick will come in handy, especially when you start to write your own bash scripts that you don’t want to save in common directories.

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FT Executive Education 2021: yearbooks, table notes and key https://livelinkdirectory.com/ft-executive-education-2021-yearbooks-table-notes-and-key/ https://livelinkdirectory.com/ft-executive-education-2021-yearbooks-table-notes-and-key/#respond Sun, 09 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/ft-executive-education-2021-yearbooks-table-notes-and-key/ Given the pressures on schools and their clients during the pandemic and the disruption in data collection, the Financial Times decided this year to offer directories of accredited executive training course providers rather than the usual ranking. Both directories – free enrollment and custom program providers – allow users to search and examine different data […]]]>


Given the pressures on schools and their clients during the pandemic and the disruption in data collection, the Financial Times decided this year to offer directories of accredited executive training course providers rather than the usual ranking.

Both directories – free enrollment and custom program providers – allow users to search and examine different data points, including school name, location, and income range. Business schools are listed alphabetically by name.

FT Executive Education 2021 directories

Consult a list of providers of personalized programs and open courses for managers in our directories. Also read the rest of our executive education coverage at www.ft.com/execed.

Table Notes

These are lists, not rankings, of programs offered by AACSB and / or Equis accredited schools.

Open enrollment programs can be studied by anyone who meets the requirements, while personalized courses are tailored to the needs of a particular organization.

Advanced Management Programs (AMP) are intended for senior executives who wish to increase their responsibilities or advance to higher positions.

General Management Programs (GMP) are aimed at functional or specialist managers, such as financial experts, who wish to broaden their management and leadership skills.

In the Open directory, some schools failed to make their flagship AMP and / or GMP work in 2020.

These schools provided 2019 data for their flagship AMP: Case Western Reserve University: Weatherhead, Melbourne Business School, MIT: Sloan, Gordon Institute of Business Science at UP, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU, University of Cambridge: Judge and University of Oxford: Saïd.

These schools provided 2019 data for their flagship GMP: Melbourne Business School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai, University of Cambridge: Judge and University Oxford: Saïd.

No data provided

Income range
A – $ 20 million – $ 50 million
B – $ 12 million – $ 20 million
C – $ 3 million – $ 12 million
D – $ 1 million – $ 3 million
E – Less than $ 1 million


Custom program key

Income range: gross business school income for personalized non-degree programs in calendar year 2020.

Revenue, recurring business (%): percentage of the school’s 2020 turnover coming from the loyalty of personalized programs.

Number of clients, 2020: number of different clients of companies, organizations and government institutions for which the school has organized personalized programs in 2020.

Number of programs, 2020: number of separate courses held for clients in 2020, including online courses.

New programs in the event of a pandemic: number of courses created during the pandemic.

Participants, personalized programs, 2020: total number of participants trained in 2020.

Average teaching hours: hours of contact with staff and group work, per participant.

Average tuition fees: current average tuition fees per participant. Not all schools provided the cost in their local currency.

Partnership programs (schools): courses designed and delivered in partnership with other business schools accredited by Equis or AACSB.

Partnership programs (organizations / companies): courses designed and delivered in partnership with providers outside business schools.


Open registration program key

Income range: gross business school income in open non-degree programs in calendar year 2020.

Turnover, loyalty (%): percentage of the school’s 2020 revenue from recurring business for open programs of 2019 participants / organizations.

Number of GMP programs: total number of general management programs the school currently offers.

Number of CHA programs: total number of advanced management programs the school currently offers.

Other open programs: total number of open courses excluding GMP and AMP that the school currently offers.

Participants, open programs, 2020: number of participants trained in 2020.

Women in open programs, 2020 (%): average percentage of female participants in all programs open in 2020.

Average teaching hours: hours of contact with staff and group work, per participant in 2020.

Partnership programs (schools): courses designed and delivered in partnership with other schools accredited by Equis or AACSB.

Partnership programs (organizations / companies): courses designed and delivered in partnership with providers outside business schools.

Most important flagship GMP: name of the school’s largest flagship general management program (GMP) in 2020.

GMP tuition fees: current average tuition fees per participant. Not all schools provided tuition fees in their local currency.

Average teaching hours, GMP: contact hours with staff and group work, per participant who completed GMP in 2020.

Women on BPF (%): percentage of female participants. Schools can provide an average if GMPs were performed more than once in 2020.

Total number of GMP participants, 2020: total number of participants trained in 2020.

The largest flagship AMP: name of the school’s largest flagship Advanced Management (AMP) program in 2020.

AMP tuition fees: current average tuition fees per participant. Not all schools provided the cost in their local currency.

Average teaching hours, AMP: teaching hours of contact with staff and group work, per participant who completed the GPA in 2020.

Women under CHA (%): percentage of female participants. Schools can provide an average if the GPA was performed more than once in 2020.

AMP participants, 2020: total number of participants trained in 2020.


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The Moines Public Library offers databases, city directories and more https://livelinkdirectory.com/the-moines-public-library-offers-databases-city-directories-and-more/ https://livelinkdirectory.com/the-moines-public-library-offers-databases-city-directories-and-more/#respond Fri, 26 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://livelinkdirectory.com/the-moines-public-library-offers-databases-city-directories-and-more/ Monks Public Library | Register of Monks Des Moines Public Library offers research tools, databases and more for local history buffs or anyone interested in digging into the past. Not only do we have hundreds of books and directories in our physical collection, but our online local history resources continue to expand. Find them by […]]]>


Des Moines Public Library offers research tools, databases and more for local history buffs or anyone interested in digging into the past.

Not only do we have hundreds of books and directories in our physical collection, but our online local history resources continue to expand. Find them by going to dmpl.org and clicking on the Search menu at the top of the page. Here’s some of what we have to offer online.

Stories and Images

The Research section of dmpl.org hosts a large collection of images and stories scanned for easy access. This includes everything from historical publications and programs celebrating historical milestones, to photos showing Des Moines at night in the early 20th century, to postcards, to Old Town street maps, and more.

Our Flickr collections also offer an excellent look into the past. Colored prints show scenes of the old Riverview Park, the old Central Library and the appearance of Walnut Street when automobiles were just starting to roll off the assembly lines. There are 10 different albums, each with dozens of photos and prints. (These can be found by visiting the search pages on dmpl.org.)

Directories

An easy way to start researching local history is through our collection of city directories. Directories contain an alphabetically ordered list of businesses, businesses, and individuals, along with their historical address when available. These items are also sorted by mailing address and number, making it easy to find out which old businesses or houses were at current addresses. The Des Moines Public Library has digitized historical directories from 1860 to 1922 available online, as well as printed directories from 1910 to the present and telephone directories from 1957 to the present available for in-person viewing at the Central Library.

Des Moines Project

For an in-depth look at some local niche stories, check out our new digital resource, Project Des Moines. Each Des Moines Project “story” provides information about a person, place or special event in Des Moines history and includes great photos. You can quickly learn about the history of streetcars and streetcars in Des Moines, including when they spanned downtown rivers. You can learn why this apartment building on Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway has “BREWERY” painted on the front of it. Relive the 1973 blizzard that dumped a foot of snow in the subway and learn more about the life of Hoyt Sherman (yes, he’s related to famous Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman).

Find out at projectdesmoines.dmpl.org.

School directories

Take a peek at your own story by browsing our digital collection of Des Moines High School yearbooks. The library has digitized hundreds of yearbooks of all current high schools in Des Moines, as well as high schools now defunct, such as West High and Technical High. Find out about the past at dmpl.org/yearbooks.


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