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Here's the difference between you and the Class of 2019

Business News - 49 min 42 sec ago
Welcome to the Class of 2019.

Migrants arrive in Austria

CNN World - 7 hours 6 min ago
Some Austrians cheered as busloads of migrants pulled up on their border with Hungary early Saturday -- and weary passengers clutching children streamed toward them.

Categories: International News

McFatrich Earns 100th-Career Win As Bulldogs Sweep Stetson

Bulldog Beat - 8 hours 58 min ago
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Coming off an opening weekend where they went 3-1, the Mississippi State volleyball Bulldogs (4-1) kept the momentum rolling, downing the Stetson Hatters (1-4) in three sets Friday night at Newell-Grissom.

Four Bulldogs Score Goals In 4-0 Rout of Nicholls State

Bulldog Beat - 10 hours 36 min ago
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Freshman Kiley Martens earned her second goal of the season in a winning effort to propel Mississippi State to a dominating 4-0 victory against Nicholls State, as the Bulldogs earned their first win of the season in front of a jubilant crowd of 718 on Friday night.

Bilingual anchor's defense of Spanish pronunciations sparks debate

Business News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 18:57
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Home-alone boy, 11, shoots teen

CNN - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 18:06

Categories: National News

Hourly workers here can get 10 weeks of paid maternity leave

Business News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 17:57
It's not just high-paying tech companies and consulting firms giving more paid time off to new parents.

Jessica Alba's Honest Company sued for alleged false labeling

Business News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 17:45
Jessica Alba's Honest Company has been sued by a customer who claims the company is making false claims in its marketing and labeling.

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees

Business News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 17:32
An Egyptian billionaire is offering to buy an island for people fleeing to Europe from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Bring the Ring! MSU fans ready to break GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title at Cowbell Yell

MSU News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 17:29
Bulldog fans will "bring the ring" to Davis Wade Stadium on Thursday [Sept. 10] in hopes of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.

Bulldog fans will "bring the ring" to Davis Wade Stadium on Thursday [Sept. 10] in hopes of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Bulldog fans of all ages are encouraged to attend next Thursday’s [Sept. 10] Cowbell Yell, as Mississippi State University seeks to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for most people ringing cowbells simultaneously.

Cowbell Yell, the 2015 football season’s kick-off pep rally co-sponsored by the MSU Student Association and Department of Athletics, will begin at 9 p.m. in Davis Wade Stadium and will feature the Famous Maroon Band, MSU spirit groups, new Bully mascot Jak and a surprise guest.

Fans waiting for the stadium gates to open at 7:30 p.m. should line up outside Gate F at the northwest corner of Davis Wade Stadium. The line will proceed down B.S. Hood Drive and into the Junction.

Once fans make their way up the steps from Gate F, those with cowbells will proceed right into the ‘Cowbells Required’ section, and fans who do not have cowbells will proceed left into the ‘No Cowbell’ section.

“I hope to see everyone there, cowbell in hand, to make history for our university,” Student Association President JoJo Dodd said. “It’s going to be an incredible experience for all in attendance as we kick off football season.”

“Mr. Steve Brandon is really the visionary behind this attempt. Without his efforts in fundraising and hand in organizing, the logistics of this would not be possible,” Dodd emphasized.

Brandon is a 1972 and 1973 MSU graduate who was very involved during his years on campus. He served two terms as student director of Colvard Student Union and was a Student Association senator. 

Fans in attendance also will be the first to view the Bulldogs’ new “hype” video, hear from Coach Dan Mullen and several players, learn how to “Respect the Bell,” and be among those receiving 1,000 free t-shirts.

 “So much of our success as a department is because of the outstanding fan and student support our teams receive,” Athletic Director Scott Stricklin said. “Students have taken great ownership in making the special atmosphere that now exists at Davis Wade and have created an incredible home field advantage, while remaining focused on honoring our tradition by respecting the bell. This event provides a great opportunity for our fans and students to prepare for another exciting home season.”

While there is no current record holder in this category, in order to set the record, MSU’s number must beat the current record for largest cowbell ensemble. The Associated Press reported on Aug. 1 that more than 1,000 people rang cowbells at a running race in Royal Oak, Michigan, but this record has yet to be verified. According to GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the current record for largest cowbell ensemble is a gathering of 640 people in Switzerland on Sept. 6, 2009.

Following Cowbell Yell, the Student Association will present its annual Bulldog Bash on Sept. 11, featuring free live music in Starkville’s Cotton District from indie rock band Local Natives. Opening acts include alternative rockers X Ambassadors, indie pop band Misterwives and the winner of the SA-sponsored “Battle of the Bands.” The day also will include a Maroon Market with local food vendors, the annual Dawg Rally and other afternoon activities.

The Bulldogs take on the Louisiana State University Tigers in their Saturday [Sept. 12] home-game opener at Davis Wade Stadium.

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Cop faked attack, shot his own car

CNN - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:40
A police officer lied when he said somebody shot at his patrol car, causing it to crash and catch fire, said Millis, Massachusetts, police Sgt. William Dwyer on Thursday.

Categories: National News

Up in the air: Fed rate hike remains unclear

Business News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:09
Clarity is a rare commodity at the Federal Reserve lately.

Tim Draper won't have to pay his $1 million gamble

Business News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:03
Tim Draper's money is safe despite his offer to give away $1 million if 1 million people watched his reality show this week.

Rising seas threaten to flood launch sites, NASA says

CNN - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:39
NASA's rockets are astounding machines, capable of blasting into space at thousands of miles per hour and withstanding temperatures twice the melting point of steel.

Categories: National News

Mississippi State, Cadence Bank align to help businesses battle fraud

MSU News - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:33
 Is Your Business Ready for Battle?" The event was a partnership between MSU and Cadence Bank.

 Is Your Business Ready for Battle?" The event was a partnership between the university and Cadence Bank.

Contact: Harriet Laird, MSU Office of Public Affairs; Danielle Kernell, Cadence Bank

STARKVILLE, Miss.--A forum to help local businesses address the critical issue of cyberterrorism and develop strategies to guard against cyber fraud was held Thursday [Sept. 3] by Cadence Bank in partnership with Mississippi State University.

Speakers from Cadence and MSU’s Distributed Analytics and Security Institute addressed more than 120 business owners and executives for the forum “Cyber Attacks: Is Your Business Ready for Battle?”

“We often hear it’s a matter of when, not if, an attack will occur,” said Jerry Toney, president, Cadence Bank Mississippi. “We felt it was imperative that we take the lead in addressing such a monumental threat against businesses in the Golden Triangle. Helping local companies protect their financial assets is another way we can contribute to keeping our community strong and healthy.”

Presenters included Dave Dampier, director of Mississippi State’s DASI; Wesley McGrew, assistant professor for DASI; Roy Sexton, director of corporate security at Cadence Bank and former U.S. Secret Service; and Katrina King, treasury management executive at Cadence.

Dampier explored recent occurrences of cyber incidents in the news, vulnerabilities that enabled these incidents, and a framework for dealing with cyber intrusions. He stressed that cyber intrusions will happen, and every organization must have an adaptive incident response program in place for dealing with intrusion incidents. Such programs, he contended, are essential in minimizing the loss or theft of information, returning impacted systems back to normal operating status quickly, and properly dealing with the legal issues that may result from these incidents.

McGrew discussed the importance of penetration testing, including what to expect at each stage of the process.

“Every day, organizations face advanced threat perpetrators who are well organized, funded and motivated to compromise their targets,” he explained. “To have a shot, companies have to think like thieves.”

He emphasized that simulating relevant and realistic threats against a business’s network, performed by a skilled third-party team, should be a critical part of every company’s cybersecurity defense plan.

Sexton discussed the shift from the physical risks of years’ past to today’s cybersecurity threats. Former special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service’s Birmingham District Office, Sexton saw an explosion in cyberterrorism when he returned to the field in the early 2000s as well as increased involvement by the U.S. Secret Service. He challenged the audience with the question, “Are we prepared for the evolution of terrorism as we knew it?”

King continued with a conversation on cybersecurity best practice strategies. She urged businesses to educate their employees about cyber fraud risks and empower them as the front line of defense.

“Ensuring that anti-virus/spyware software is installed, functional and updated with the most current version is a must,” she added.

King recommended that all businesses use Positive Pay and ACH Positive Pay on every account. “These tools act as fraud prevention systems for check and electronic fraud by alerting businesses to potentially fraudulent transactions before they impact a company’s accounts,” she said.

Donald Trump: Same-sex marriage the 'law of the land'

CNN - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:30
Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that he wished a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was not jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he added that the Supreme Court has ruled and it is "the law of the land."

Categories: National News

Are police really under siege?

CNN - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:30

Categories: National News

Football Begins 116th Season, Renews Rivalry With Southern Miss

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:09
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State travels to face in-state rival Southern Miss in the season-opener for both teams at 9 p.m. CT Saturday in M.M. Roberts Stadium.


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