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Oracle Dba Monitoring: Its Controls, Best Practices, And Risks}

Submitted by: Chetan Aegis

Oracle DBA Monitoring and IBM DB2 Relational database are usually installed behind scenes for supporting key functions for data retrieval and storage. The Oracle DBA Monitoring may be considered as region of potentially higher risk, which needs corresponding strong controls. Particular risks associated with database performance rotate around availability as well as business stability. Poor performance of database may affect the reputation of an organization, delivery services as well as compliance with the agreements of service level.

Being an IT auditor once can see complete range of environments for database for control and management in course of the audits with some of world’s biggest processing environments. In world of controls and risks, anticipatory controls are favoured to corrective or detective controls. This is always superior to prevent the problems before materializing into the adverse conditions. One region of preventative controls is the performance monitoring that allows the DBA (Data Base Administrators) to actively take action for making sure the acceptable performance prior to issuing appearance.

The debasing of the database performance may generally be identified very early through the effective monitoring as well as reporting. Counteractive measures can incorporate increasing use of the indexes, re-normalizing or redesigning data, expanding the buffer pools, partitioning the tables, adding the CPU processing power as well as changing the system configurations. Still one more corrective appraise is collecting different and more precise statistics.

The approach of Oracle DBA Monitoring to the monitoring of database performance is extremely methodical as well as is measured as ‘best practice.’ Primarily, the objectives of Oracle DBA Monitoring are recognized. Next, the implementation and planning for specific Oracle DBA Monitoring is also there. The performance reports have to be analyzed regularly. Where the performance is established to be unacceptable, the database administrators have to identify constraints as well as tune systems for balancing the resources.

The settings for performance objectives engage defining what a good performance can be. The goals should be understandable, realistic, and measurable. The goals of Oracle DBA Monitoring usually include:

“Response time that is measured through acceptable responsive time for the end users, whole transit time, and accounting beyond time

“Average throughput (meaning total queries or transactions, which complete within the given time)

“System accessibility that may be measured through duration of the down times as well as mean failure time

“These types of Oracle DBA Monitoring objectives may be utilized to define the requirements of resources like processor speed, storage amount, disk and I/O speed with capacity as well as additional software and hardware

For achieving all these objectives, four levels are there for real performance monitoring as well as analysis. To summarize, the Oracle DBA Monitoring has to be taken sincerely in the lights of risks linked with the performance degradation. Oracle DBA Monitoring framework may be utilized for developing a vigorous performance monitoring system. The performance objectives of the Oracle DBA Monitoring should incorporate database responsive time, throughput as well as system accessibility. Dishonoured performance, which has been recognized, must be remediated throughout the targeted changes for system hardware, database objects, and software configurations.

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Reuters retracts image; suspends employee due to threat

Sunday, August 6, 2006

The Reuters news agency has retracted a photograph of Beirut, Lebanon, after finding out that it was altered. Reuters released a statement saying: “Photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvience.” The photograph had shown two plumes of black smoke rising out of buildings in Beirut.

Meanwhile a Reuters employee was suspended after using Reuters internet access to issue a threat saying, “I look forward to the day when you pigs get your throats cut.” The e-mail was sent to Charles Johnson, who maintains the Little Green Footballs blog. Johnson said: “This particular death threat is a bit different from the run of the mill hate mail we get around here, because an IP lookup on the sender reveals that he/she/it was using an account at none other than Reuters News. I think it’s more than fair to say that Reuters has a big problem.”

Reuters spokesman Ed Williams said: “I can confirm that an employee has been suspended pending further investigation. The individual was not an employee of Reuters’ news division.”

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Google shuts down Google News Spain

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On its blog, Google, a U.S. headquartered multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products, announced it would be shutting down the Spanish version of Google News, effective from December 16 of this year. The shutdown came in direct response to amendments to the Spanish intellectual property law —Ley De Propiedad Intelectual— imposing a compulsory fee for the use of snippets of text to link to news articles, by online news aggregators that provide a search service.

The Spanish intellectual property law passed the Senate on October 15, passed Congress on October 30, and would take effect starting in January 2015. Spain made the right to payment inalienable, so that even the news organization quoted is not permitted to waive it. Google News did not run ads on its news service, so did not profit directly, and said continuing to run the service would not be sustainable.

A similar fee had been first introduced in German law in 2013, where it was described as an “ancillary copyright” — Leistungsschutzrecht. International copyright law preserves the right to make quotations without remuneration, the only such mandatory limitation to copyright. In Germany publishers willingly forfeited their right to payment from Google, given how much traffic they would lose from not being indexed on Google News.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had expressed concerns that “these ancillary copyright laws form part of a broader trend of derogation from the right to link.” They continued, “This can be seen when you examine the other parts of the Spanish copyright amendments that take effect in January […] — notably placing criminal liability on website operators who refuse to remove mere links to copyright-infringing material.” EFF quoted the recent introduction of the so-called “right to be forgotten” legislation allowing removal of entries from Google web search results.

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Microsoft to buy back US$40 B of its stock over 5 years

Friday, July 21, 2006

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT, HKSE:4338) has announced plans to buy back US$40 billion of its stock between now and 2011.

(All further figures in this article are in U.S. Dollars.)

Microsoft, the world’s largest maker of computer software, will make a tender offer to repurchase $20 billion of its own stock by August 17, and will purchase another $20 billion by 2011. This is in addition to a previous $30 billion stock buyback offer it completed two years ago.

The company plans to accept offers in the form of a modified Dutch or “reverse auction”, and based on those offers for stock, come up with a price no less than $22.50 and no more than $24.75, that allows it to buy up to about 8.1% of the common shares outstanding, up to either 808,080,808 shares, or $20 billion. The company stated that it will not purchase shares below a price stipulated by a shareholder, and in some cases, may actually purchase shares at prices above a shareholder’s indication under the terms of the modified Dutch auction. Prior to the announcement, Microsoft shares were trading at $22.75, with the announcement causing share prices to rise $1.32, or 5.8%, to $24.17.

Microsoft has been criticized in the past for “sitting on” huge reserves of cash without making additional purchases of companies or technology.

The company expects to sell more units of its Xbox 360 game console, which currently is unprofitable, helping to shore up weaker earnings from its Office flagship software package, of which a new version is not expected until sometime next year.

On July 20 the company said profit for the year will be $1.43 to $1.47 a share, an increase from an April forecast of $1.36 to $1.41. For the quarter ending September, expected profit will be 30-32c/share on revenue of between $10.6-$10.8 billion. For fiscal 2006, earnings were 11% higher than the previous year, at $12.6 billion on revenues of $44.28 billion, or $1.20 per share. In the year-ago quarter, Microsoft reported net income of $3.70 billion, with legal expenses of 5 cents per share plus tax benefits of 9 cents per share. This produced a net income of 34 cents per share for the quarter, opposed to the 31 cents which would have occurred without the tax benefits. For the previous fiscal year, income was $12.25 billion on revenue of $39.79 billion, or $1.13 per share.

Microsoft held an audio web-cast at 2:30 p.m. PDT (5:30 p.m. EDT) July 20 with Chris Liddell, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, corporate vice president and chief accounting officer, and Colleen Healy, general manager of Investor Relations. The session may be accessed at the Microsoft website. The web-cast will be available for replay through the close of business on July 20, 2007.

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Solely Heaven Greece}

July 20, 2017 – 1:07 am

Submitted by: Alex Robert

Greece is the master piece of romanticism painted by the heavenly deities, a temple of culture and literature. A European country surrounded with turquoise hydrosphere and with perfect people around.Mountains, water, skyline; it makes you mad with its beauty. Devine beauty, mischievous one. Greece is versatile in its every aspect, be it the people in Greece, or the multi cuisine. Even the nature talks to you and hypnotizes your soul to crave more for it. Athens the capital, Mediterranean climate; august and September are the best time to visit the placid tranquil beauty of gods creation Greece.

Greece has a huge archeological history; providing with a principle source of details about the Greek mythology- with gods and heroes, featured significantly in art and crafts. Heroic history of homer, the verses of the Iliads still enchants in Greece; the chiseled muscles of men and the omnipotent red blood, their stand the Achilles unshakeable, invincible Greece. Greece is a land of swords, where the mythology still remains so vivid; the land of Alexander. Greece enlivens the greatest times of mankind, the greatest moments of history. What more do we need well there is more and that is the yacht charter Greece yes, yachting is still left, droving above the tranquil blue water, with sunset or with the windy bloom.

Greece has almost 6000 islands- each different from other one. The best which the yacht charter Greece do is taking all around the Greece. The calm serene water, hopping from one island to another one. They provide you with personal yachts also like; delta queen, this yacht is very poised, charming and elegant, it has 27.5 meter motor sailor. This yacht can lodge 12 guests in 6 spacious air- conditioned cabins with all facilities, they have large deck space, fully air conditioned rendezvous space provided with TV, video and bar.The second individual or personal yacht they provide you with is koralia3; it is 54ft custom jeanneau ketch, providing you with three double cabins consisting of 6 guests, toilets attached and washroom, it takes you to the coasts of Peloponnese, Cyclades and turkey. The third one is the valentine it is 44ft custom Atlantic sloop, has two cabins consisting four guests with toilets attached; this valentine sails in the sardonic and Peloponnese and makes a longer trip. This is an ideal yacht for couples.

The water is heavy and huge, it is touching the horizon, and there a yacht charter Greece is floating which its great deal and reliable nature. Greece gives you the perfect leisure time, a time with your self, a time to pamper yourself, the beautiful, adventures waves. The nostalgic embracing market and charming people around you. Greece might make you crazy over its terrific beauty, well it got to do it. Thats how it hypnotizes the travelers.

All the islands are fertile, soft and idyllic, and best known for their white sand beaches and rich marine life. The islands are easily accessible have been developed in popular vacation destinations.

Peace and tranquility is the trademark of Alonissos, Skopelos, Skyros of from Peristera (with just 25 inhabitants), and islands with no inhabitants and Psathura Palagonisi. Alonissos extends into the sea and create with its islands near the coast a “natural marine park, a nature reserve that is home to dolphins and seals Mediterranean. The islands are grouped very closely, being about 15 to 20 nautical miles apart and are thus an ideal area for family holidays and novice boaters.

The prevailing wind in summer is the “Meltemi”, blowing from the north-east has a force 3-4 Beaufort, although from time to time in July and August the wind blows stronger a northwesterly direction with a force 4 -6 and falls in late September. The Sporades Islands are located on the east coast of central Greece. Its beautiful white sand beaches, its anchors intact its ancient ruins and abundant marine life, offer you a sense of exploration and independence. So let the beauty of the islands, forests, beaches, villages, churches and castles transport you to other times.

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Congressman Cunningham admits taking bribes

July 20, 2017 – 1:07 am

Monday, November 28, 2005

U.S. Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham (RCA) pled guilty today to conspiring to take bribes in exchange for using his influence as a member of the House Appropriations Committee to help a defense contractor get business. In total he pled guilty to one count of income tax evasion and four counts of conspiracy, namely mail fraud, wire fraud, bribery of public official and accepting bribes. U.S. District judge Larry A. Burns scheduled Cunnigham to be sentenced on February 27. He is facing up to 10 years in prison and nearly $500,000 in fines, as well as forfeiture of unspecified amounts of cash and property.

In the court hearing, Cunningham admitted to accepting “bribes in exchange for performance of official duties” between “the year 2000 and June of 2005”, taking “both cash payments and payments in kind” and following up by “trying to influence the Defense Department”.

The federal investigation against Cunningham was triggered by his sale of his California residence to defense contractor Mitchell Wade in late 2003. However, Wade never moved in and sold the house at a $700,000 loss three quarters of a year later. At the same time Wade’s company MZM won tens of millions of dollars in defense contracts. Subsequent investigations discovered more questionable business transactions, including interactions with the defense contractor ADCS. In his plea agreement he testified that, among other charges, he “demanded, sought and received at least $2.4 million in illicit payments and benefits from his co-conspirators in various forms, including cash, checks, meals, travel, lodging, furnishings, antiques, rugs, yacht club fees, boat repairs and improvements, moving expenses, cars and boats.”

Cunningham announced his resignation after the hearing. In a written statement released by his law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP he declared “The truth is — I broke the law, concealed my conduct, and disgraced my high office. I know that I will forfeit my freedom, my reputation, my worldly possessions, and most importantly, the trust of my friends and family.”

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TV presenter Vernon Kay has to deny death claims after Wikipedia article claims he is dead

July 20, 2017 – 1:07 am

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation.

News reports have said that British television and radio presenter Vernon Kay has been forced to state that he is not dead after an editor to the free content encyclopedia Wikipedia posted inaccurate claims that he was dead.

He said that “I am alive and kicking. A few friends rang to check that I was all right. I wish I was on a yacht in Greece,” in response to the claims.

After seeing these reports, Wikinews decided to investigate these edits further.

Wikinews learned that the first of these edits was made by a user contributing from the IP address The IP address was from the United Kingdom and used by a user of the Virgin Media internet service.

The IP address added the claim at 10:05 UTC on September, 13 2008. They claimed that “Vernon Kay sadly passed away after falling off a yacht on Holiday in Greece.”

The next user to add to the claims was contributing from the IP address, which was also from the United Kingdom and used by a user of the Virgin Media internet service. This user claimed that “his funeral will be held on Friday the 19th of September in Bolton,” in addition to expanding on the report of his death.

At 11:11 UTC, over one hour after the claim was initially made, a new user, who identified himself as Woody55, removed the claims that he was dead, saying that Kay is “not dead.”

Just six minutes later, however, the claims were re-added. An edit war then took place with several contributors adding and removing the complaints over the next few days. The article was protected by a Wikipedia administrator from editing by new and anonymous users.

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Iran releases five detained Britons

July 20, 2017 – 1:06 am

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Iranian authorities have released five British yachtsmen who were detained last week in the Persian Gulf. A statement from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that, after investigation, it reached the conclusion that their illegal entry was a mistake.

Britain’s Foreign Office confirmed the release, and said the yachtsmen are being towed to international waters, and were expected to head to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Iranian naval forces detained the Britons on the 25th of November as they sailed from Bahrain to Dubai for a race. The chair of Sail Bahrain, Andrew Pindar, which owns the yacht, said the vessel “may have strayed inadvertently” into Iranian waters due to a problem with its propeller.

State radio quoted a statement by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as saying that “after getting necessary guarantees, Iran released the five. We reached the conclusion that they entered Iran’s territorial waters by mistake.”

The news comes hours after British Foreign Secretary David Miliband spoke to his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki by phone and pressed him for clear information on the incident. Miliband denied the sailors had any malicious intent. He said the incident has “nothing to do” with politics or Iran’s nuclear program.

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National Parks Offer Affordable And Accessible Fun

July 20, 2017 – 1:01 am

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By Candy B. Harrington

National parks and family vacations just seem to go hand in hand. In fact, most people over the age of 35 have at least one fond childhood memory of a national park family vacation. Today, many parents long to recreate that magical childhood vacation experience with their own children; but at the same time they worry about appropriate access. Are our national parks really wheelchair-accessible? The answer is a qualified “yes.” Access varies from park to park, so advance planning is a must; however, generally speaking most national parks are a great choice for accessible and affordable family fun.

Finding appropriate accessible lodging is a prime concern for many national park visitors. Camping is the traditional way to enjoy a national park, and some national parks have accessible campsites. Most often, “accessible,” means the campground has a level campsite, accessible parking and an accessible bathroom. Some national parks go a bit further and have specialty campsites. For example, Rocky Mountain National Park offers accessible back country camping at the Handicamp at Sprague Lake.

Some national parks also have lodges or hotels within the park. Although these facilities are required to be accessible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accessible rooms are often limited and difficult to reserve. Sometimes the best option is to look for accessible lodging close to a national park. On the plus side, lodging located just outside of national parks is usually cheaper than the in-park choices.

Accessible facilities and trails vary from park to park, but most parks offer at least an accessible visitors center. Many parks also offer accessible interpretive trails near the visitors center. Some parks, like the Everglades go a bit further. Although this park is composed largely of swamp and marsh areas, there are a number accessible boardwalk trails throughout the Everglades, including the Anhinga Trail. This half-mile boardwalk winds through sawgrass pines and is home to a wealth of bird life. It’s also a great place to get an up-close-and-personal look at the resident alligators.

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Over in Yosemite National Park, the newest access upgrade was unveiled in April 2005 — the culmination of the massive ten-year $13.5 million Yosemite Falls Restoration Project. Designed by the same landscape architect who worked on the FDR Memorial in Washington DC, the project includes a new 3/4-mile paved trail to the bridge at lower Yosemite Falls. The gentle grade allows for wheelchair-access and the wide trail has many pull outs, resting spots and benches along the way. Indeed, for the first time there is barrier-free access to the base of Yosemite Falls.

Crater Lake National Park has varied accessibility; and the wheelchair-accessible Rim Village Trail and Watchman Overlook provide stunning views of the lake. And over in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visitors can walk or roll along the Cades Cove Loop on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from May until September. During this time, this 11 mile loop is closed to automobile traffic; and it’s one of the most scenic trails in the park. And Although the natural entrance to Carlsbad Caverns is not accessible, visitors can reach the Big Room by elevator. This huge cavern has spectacular rock formations, and a large section of it is wheelchair-accessible

No matter which national park you choose to visit, advance research is a must. The best place to start is on the National Park Service website (which is NPS dot gov). Some parks have access information listed, while others only have contact phone numbers. Sometimes you just have to pick up the phone and talk directly with a park employee to find out about access.

Park rangers can also be a good source of access information. For example, even though I’ve frequented Yosemite National Park for over 40 years, last year a park ranger clued me in about the access at Washburn Point. Located just a half mile below Glacier Point, Washburn Point is nicely accessible, has spectacular views and is less crowded than nearby Glacier Point. The ranger was well-versed in access issues because his sister is a wheelchair-user. Remember, it never hurts to ask about access. You might just be surprised by the answers you get.

Finally, don’t forget about the America the Beautiful Access Pass, which you can find at the NPS website, it’s a lifetime pass for free admission to all national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas and wildlife refuges. This money saving pass is available free to any US resident with a permanent disability, and it can be obtained at any National Park entrance. Don’t leave home without your America the Beautiful Access Pass.

About the Author: Candy Harrington covers accessible travel and is the author of 101 Accessible Vacations; Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. Visit

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Police in Bathurst, NSW assaulted with “sex toy”

July 20, 2017 – 1:01 am

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A police officer at the annual Bathurst 1000 motorsport event in Bathurst, New South Wales has been assaulted by a dildo, with another man arrested for publically displaying pornography.

Police allege that a 22-year-old man from Moss Vale approached a male police officer seated inside a police vehicle. It is alleged the man launched at the officer hitting him in the head with a “sex toy”. The officer was uninjured in the incident.

The man was arrested and charged with assaulting police.

Earlier in the evening, police from the Public Order and Riot Squad came across a man displaying pornographic material on a television he had mounted on a trolley walking around the McPhillamy Park Campsite. The 35 year-old man from St Helen’s Park was arrested and taken to the on site police station where he was questioned. Police conducted a search of the man’s tent where around 20 pornographic DVDs were located.

The man was charged with displaying pornographic material.

Assistant Commissioner Shearer said, “Camping on the mountain are families with young children and for someone to deliberately walk around displaying pornographic material is completely unacceptable.”

“Police are working tirelessly to ensure that the event remains a family friendly event where by all spectators can enjoy the V8 Super cars as they intended. The behaviour displayed by some individuals is extremely disappointing, however, overall the fans have been very well behaved.”

Both men were ejected from the event and cannot return to the Mount Panorama circuit for the remainder of the event.

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