News / Shipowners need to tighten security against cyber attacks on vessels

first_img© Lightkeeper In response to the growing threat of cybercrime to the shipping sector, the UK government has launched a new code of practice to help shipowners improve security.There are also concerns that vessels with insufficient protection against cyber-attacks could be arrested.Parliamentary undersecretary for aviation, international and security at the Department for Transport Martin Callanan unveiled the Cyber Security Code of Practice for Ships during London International Shipping Week.Mr Callanan said cyber security was becoming an increasing concern for industries across the economy, with cyber threats having many parameters.“Shipowners and operators need to understand cyber security as industry dependence on IT systems grows amid the development of autonomous vessels,” said Mr Callanan.“These developments will make the industry more vulnerable, even on the small scale – consider the threats posed by compromised ships.”The code was developed in collaboration with other government departments and will provide guidance on cyber security and promote good practice for shipowners.Its launch follows publication of a study by Futurenautics, on behalf of maritime satellite operator Inmarsat, into the risk of cyberattacks in shipping.It found not only was there concern among shipowners about attacks, but also that 44% of those polled believed their IT infrastructure was incapable of protecting them.And 39% of operators said they had experienced attacks in the last 12 months, with the remaining 61% not prepared to comment, suggesting that figure could be much higher.Senior VP for safety and security at Inmarsat Maritime Peter Broadhurst said the problem was not only due to poor infrastructure, but also insufficient crew training: “95% of cyber problems are the result of individual crew members using insecure devices that are full of malware.”He added: “Crew may come aboard with a hard drive full of videos downloaded from a site plagued by malware; they access the ship’s wi-fi network and the malware penetrates the whole vessel.”This could take an engineer upwards of 24 hours to fix, he said. While technology can help, once the problem is detected, Mr Broadhurst said more needed to be done to make those at sea properly aware.This chimed with the study, which cited concern from 39% of shipowners over the lack of training and awareness among their crews.Mr Broadhurst said shipowners needed to face up to not only the reality of the threat, but also accept that IT was not merely an optional extra, but critical infrastructure.“Ships need to prove their cybersecurity by 2021,” he said. “Failure to do this could lead to ships being impounded.” By Alexander Whiteman 14/09/2017last_img read more

Now is the time to innovate for more than 1 billion people with neglected tropical diseases

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: Despite this innovation gap, there has been tremendous progress since the first road map was launched in 2012. Diseases like Guinea worm are close to eradication, while 40 countries have completely eliminated one or more neglected tropical diseases within their borders. Simple interventions like hand-washing and sanitation have made a big difference.But as Covid-19 has shown, we cannot rely only on public health measures to eliminate a disease. Innovative tools are needed. How do we do this?Partnerships are everything — between pharmaceutical companies, nongovernmental organizations, multilateral organizations, and most importantly, affected countries.The science needs to be led by countries affected by these diseases. The Democratic Republic of Congo led clinical trials for the DNDi/Sanofi sleeping sickness drugs, conducting research in the remote areas where people are at risk of the disease. The Congolese scientists knew what their patients needed, which was essential to the success of the work.Innovative point-of-care diagnostic technology must be developed for many neglected tropical diseases so people with them can be identified early in the course of the illness. Countries can then introduce new drugs as part of test-and-treat programs.To make these innovations a reality, there will need to be bold new funding commitments for research and development on neglected tropical diseases, both in countries affected by them and through international sources.The innovation around Covid-19 has been incredible to watch, and I hope its fruits will benefit people all around the globe. Now is the time to harness this energy and do the same for the billion people affected by neglected tropical diseases.Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft is the director of neglected tropical diseases at DNDi. ‘Neglected diseases’ are anything but neglected by the billion-plus people living with them [email protected] With the first results of multiple Covid-19 vaccine candidates giving hope to billions of people around the world, the power of biomedical research has captured the public’s attention. The speed with which it moved to develop vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests has been impressive — although equitable access to these innovations is still unsure.The same kinds of efforts should be deployed for the more than 1 billion people living with so-called neglected tropical diseases.These illnesses often affect those living in extreme poverty. For many of these deadly and debilitating diseases, there are no vaccines, limited diagnostic technologies, and the treatments can be toxic, ineffective, or simply too expensive. Frontline doctors have had to make do with limited resources and a dearth of health tools.advertisement Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft @nathalieNTDs Please enter a valid email address. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. These ambitious targets present an incredible opportunity to embrace an innovation agenda that supports the development of treatments, vaccines, and diagnostic tools for neglected tropical diseases.Take, for example, African sleeping sickness, a deadly disease with frightening neuro-psychiatric symptoms. Until about 15 years ago, the only treatment available for the final stage of this disease was based on arsenic and it killed 1 in 20 patients. Doctors were helpless.But a remarkable partnership between my organization, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi developed a new generation of treatments for sleeping sickness. In 2018, we introduced the first all-oral treatment for the disease, called fexinidazole. We are now working on a single-dose cure for sleeping sickness.Thanks to new technologies and the work of national sleeping sickness programs, there are now fewer than 1,000 cases reported a year, down from more than 30,000 two decades ago. Sustained elimination of the disease is now within reach.Unfortunately, fexinidazole is one of the few exceptions to the rule for most neglected tropical diseases. Many treatments were discovered a half-century ago, or don’t even exist. For Chagas disease, a disease caused by a parasite that slowly kills people, effective treatments exist but they take weeks to complete and sometimes have serious side effects. For patients with the devastating infection known as mycetoma, the only treatment options are lengthy, expensive, and have very limited cure rates.Even where treatments are effective in preventing disease transmission, innovation is needed to go the last mile in eliminating neglected tropic diseases. The only treatment for river blindness can prevent infection, but it does not kill the adult parasitic worms that cause the disease — treatment must be repeated for more than a decade during the life span of the female adult worm. Current treatments also cause deadly side effects in people infected with another type of worm infection known as Loa loa. Treatments are needed that can cure people with river blindness and are safe to give in areas where both of these diseases are present in Central Africa. First OpinionNow is the time to innovate for more than 1 billion people with neglected tropical diseases center_img Technicians analyze blood drawn from people as they take part in an African sleeping sickness screening in the village of Paanenefla near Sinfra, Ivory Coast. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images Privacy Policy By Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft Nov. 24, 2020 Reprints Related: Earlier this month, World Health Organization member states at the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly took a bold step in fighting 20 neglected tropical diseases by endorsing a new “road map” for the next decade. Building on the first WHO road map for neglected tropical diseases, published in 2012, the new one sets targets for 2030 that include eliminating at least one neglected tropical disease in 100 countries and reducing by 90% the number of people requiring medical interventions for them.advertisement About the Author Reprints Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Tags global healthlast_img read more

Bear hit and killed on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road

first_imgCar splits in two after slamming into Cape Coral power pole June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Car slams into utility pole in Naples, causing nearly $40k in damage June 9, 2021 Advertisement BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – A bear was hit and killed on northbound I-75 near Bonita Beach Road on Friday morning. Officials could be seen pulling the bear to the side of the road. The 23-year-old man driving was not injured in the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol.The car was traveling down the road when a 200-pound bear tried to cross the interstate, according to FHP. The bear died at the scene. The car sustained some under carriage damage and was towed from the scene. AdvertisementThe left and center lanes of the road were blocked as troopers responded to the crash, FHP reported. center_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Driver leads deputies on chase in Collier County June 9, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Fire crews use former Bonita Springs greyhound race track for training June 8, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Bonita Springscrashlast_img read more

Rocket Attacks in Erbil

first_imgRocket Attacks in Erbil We are outraged by today’s rocket attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Initial reports indicate that the attacks killed one civilian contractor and injured several members of the Coalition, including one American service member and several American contractors. We express our condolences to the loved ones of the civilian contractor killed in this attack, and to the innocent Iraqi people and their families who are suffering these ruthless acts of violence. I have reached out to Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani to discuss the incident and to pledge our support for all efforts to investigate and hold accountable those responsible. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Attack, Department of State, Government, incident, investigation, Iraq, Minister, Prime Minister, rocket, violencelast_img read more

Substantial community infrastructure spend a highlight of City of Ballarat’s Draft Budget 2021/22

first_imgSubstantial community infrastructure spend a highlight of City of Ballarat’s Draft Budget 2021/22 A substantial community infrastructure spend, including a targeted investment in cycling and transport connections, is another highlight of the City of Ballarat’s Draft Budget 2021/22.It includes a $1.68 million community infrastructure investment, plus $6.9 million for the new Ballarat Central Library redevelopment.The $1.68 million infrastructure investment includes:• $500,000 for a Sebastopol South Kindergarten expansion• $300,000 for the Brown Hill Hall final works including façade work, accessibility improvements, lighting, landscaping, driveway reconfigurations, outdoor deck and energy efficiency enhancements• $250,000 for feasibility works at the Eastwood Complex, Wendouree Library and Brown Hill Kindergarten expansion which will include a range of concept plans and business cases to inform priorities in a new 10-year Community Infrastructure Plan to be considered by Council in late 2021• $75,000 for an Arts and Culture Infrastructure Audit and Art Gallery redevelopment business case• $65,000 for the Rowan View Preschool enhancements• $20,000 for the Alfredton Kindergarten yard expansion• A Ballymanus Community and Early Years hub – funded by developer contributionsFurther works include $1.58 million for footpath renewal and construction, $700,000 for CBD outdoor dining and streetscape activation and $500,000 for a street tree planting program.Works in conjunction with the State Government include:• $4.7 million for Spotlight on Sebastopol projects• $4.5 million for Wendouree West Recreation Reserve upgrades• $4.2 million for Alfredton Recreation Reserve upgrades• $2.8 million for Lake Wendouree lighting• $2.7 million for MARS Stadium stage two worksA further $691,000 has been set aside for the Ballarat Connections Active Transport Plan, which focuses on footpaths and cycling trails, while $800,000 is included for the Bicycle Strategy, which links key destinations via safe and continuous cycling routes.City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Daniel Moloney said a big infrastructure investment would help stimulate local job creation and spending and create economic prosperity across the whole municipality, including increased investment in integrated transport infrastructure, footpaths and cycling paths and tracks.“As a keen cyclist myself, I know how important it is that we invest in a wide range of transport connections such as footpaths and cycling trails,” Cr Moloney said.“But it’s also vital we put money into all community infrastructure, which is why our investment in this area of our budget is so substantial. Our community infrastructure is what makes Ballarat such a liveable city and it is very important we maintain it to the highest possible standard we can to ensure our residents have the best possible amenities.”How to Have Your Say on the City of Draft Budget 2021/22City of Ballarat CEO Evan King said residents and ratepayers had until next Monday 7 June to make a submission about the Draft Budget 2021/22.“The draft budget 2021/22 is available on the City of Ballarat website, and we want to hear your feedback. Submissions received will help shape this and future City of Ballarat budgets,” Mr King said. If you’d like to share your thoughts, you have a few options. Go to mysay.ballarat.vic.gov.au, click on the draft budget link, fill out the quick online form and submit. Or you can send a submission clearly marked “Draft Budget 2021/2022  via mail to PO Box 655 Ballarat Vic 3353, or email to [email protected] Submissions must be received before 9.00 am on Monday 7 June 2021.  Council will consider all submissions about the Draft Budget 2021/22 at an Unscheduled Meeting of Council to be held at 6.30pm, Wednesday 9 June 2021 in the Council Chamber, Ballarat Town Hall. If you would like to support your submission by speaking in person at the meeting, please let us know as part of your submission. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Accessibility, Ballarat, Ballarat City Council, business, Central, community, culture, cycling, efficiency, energy efficiency, Government, infrastructure, Investment, local council, Sebastopol, spending, Transport, Victoria, websitelast_img read more

The new mid-engined Corvette could cost US$150,000: rumour

first_img The upcoming mid-engined Corvette could retail for about US$150,000 when it hits production following a Chicago Auto Show debut in February, if recent rumours can be believed.The new info comes from YouTuber Mike Davenport, the “Louisville Chevy Dude,” who also speculates the current C7-gen ZR1 is not being offered after 2019 specifically to make room for the mid-engined C8.Davenport, a Chevrolet dealer, won’t name his sources, but it is known that GM let dealers in on some information about the upcoming car back in April. Trending in Canada See More Videos Chevy: please just release the damn thing already and let a Porsche beat it on the Nurburgring. Then we can all go back to bed. ‹ Previous Next › advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Contrary to most outlets’ reporting, Davenport says the C8 will probably not be revealed at the Detroit auto show in January, but will instead be seen in Chicago in February, due to problems he won’t discuss in order to protect his source.The YouTuber says the C8 will be priced at US$149,995, which seems a little insane considering the base ZR1 only costs US$111,000; and the bottom-of-the-line Stingray has a base MSRP of US$59,950. The C8 had better have some pretty serious mojo to justify that cost.It’s possible Davenport is misinformed, or was given false information from Chevrolet and his sources.A mid-engined Corvette is potentially the most anticipated car in the automotive industry, with designs dating back to the late ’60s that, so far, have never come to fruition.Things like body panels, engine designs and suspension systems have already been leaked and shown around the internet, so we really aren’t surprised by the car’s existence any more. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSChevroletCorvetteNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

Bringing the liberal arts to life with brand new art competition

first_imgCategories:Events Published: July 6, 2020 • By Cay Leytham-Powell The College of Arts and Sciences is holding its first-ever student art competition for all arts and sciences studentsWhat do the liberal arts mean to you?That’s the question the College of Arts and Sciences is asking arts and sciences students to reflect on and answer by creating a piece of art for its first-ever student art competition.Winning submissions will be featured prominently in the College of Arts and Sciences annual print magazine, on the arts and sciences websites, and possibly even featured physically on campus. Winning artists will also receive $200, $100 and $50 for first, second and third places, respectively.Deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m., July 31, 2020Learn MoreRead the RulesApply TodayTypes of art acceptedAny type of art is acceptable — drawings, paintings, digital design, sculpture — as long you are able to create and submit a digital image of your creation and it reflects on the central question of the competition: “What do the liberal arts mean to you?”QualificationsAny students (graduate or undergraduate) within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to participate. If a student is pursuing a dual major with a degree from a different college, they are still allowed as long as one of their degrees is within the college. Students who are only pursuing a certificate or minor in the college, but their major is elsewhere, are also allowed to submit, but first priority is given to those whose major is in the college.Unsure if you qualify? A list of majors is available on the College of Arts and Sciences website. Do you still have questions? Email [email protected] Panel to address parents’ rights and public education How does parental choice affect public education? On Wednesday, Jan. 27, a panel of scholars from the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education and the Center for Values and Social Policy will tackle the legal and philosophical issues parents face as they make decisions related to state testing, vaccinations and school choice. Read more ‘The Bridge, the Break and Belonging’ In this video, University of Colorado Boulder dance instructor Larry Southall performs A Day in the Life, a moving hip-hop performance set to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Read more Write into the sunset by spotlighting the American West Annual writing awards from the Center of the American West urge students to re-examine and reflect on the American West Read more Related Articles Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

New OPM Website Launched

first_imgRelatedNo Let Up in NHT Housing Provisions New OPM Website Launched InformationFebruary 27, 2013Written by: Alphea Saunders RelatedNew OPM Website Launched FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementscenter_img Story HighlightsThe media, students, researchers, the general public, and other stakeholders can now visit the Office of the Prime Minister’s new, interactive web portal, which was launched on Wednesday, February 27.The new-look website, www.opm.gov.jm, which was designed by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), is also maintained by the agency.Making the announcement and introducing the various features of the website, at a Jamaica House media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, pointed out that the website is recognised as a key communication tool for the Government. The media, students, researchers, the general public, and other stakeholders can now visit the Office of the Prime Minister’s new, interactive web portal, which was launched on Wednesday, February 27.The new-look website, www.opm.gov.jm, which was designed by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), is also maintained by the agency.Making the announcement and introducing the various features of the website, at a Jamaica House media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, pointed out that the website is recognised as a key communication tool for the Government.The main features of the website are: timely news releases emerging from the OPM; profiles of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers; policies and programmes of the Government, such as the economic reform programme, the growth agenda, the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), and others.The website also provides a history of Jamaica House, and a virtual tour.“It’s a work in progress…we are going to do some more photo shoots, so that persons can see the inner workings and offices of Jamaica House,” Minister Falconer told journalists.It also features links to social media, such as Facebook, and links to other Government websites; live streaming of the weekly Jamaica House press briefing, and sittings of Parliament; and an improved and more easily navigated photo gallery. One interesting feature of the gallery is a ‘Photo of the Day’.“In addition, we have multi-media presentations…in the past the OPM website did not have any kind of video. One feature that we are working on, which we hope will facilitate the media (is to) update the website in real time,” the Minister said.She pointed out that in the near future, members of the press will be able to download videos and audio clips from the website, as this will enable easier access to material which they would otherwise have to source directly from the JIS. RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historylast_img read more

Sprint accuses former employees of trade secrets theft

first_img SprintVoIP Home Sprint accuses former employees of trade secrets theft Previous ArticleEurope raises privacy concerns over Google, Fitbit dealNext ArticleCorning, Qualcomm tackle indoor 5G Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more T-Mobile reveals final slide in Sprint users Sunrise lanza un smartphone seguro para niños Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 FEB 2020 Related T-Mobile challenges California merger terms Sprint filed a lawsuit accusing two former executives of stealing trade secrets, after thousands of the operator’s confidential documents were found on computers provided by their current employer.In court documents, the operator claimed Paul Woelk and Craig Cowden shared information about Sprint’s VoIP technology with cable operator Bright House Networks (now part of Charter Communications), just before leaving Sprint to oversee VoIP services at the company.Sprint said it spent “years and millions of dollars investing in, developing and optimising its VoIP technology,” adding the alleged theft caused it to lose “customers, revenue, profits and future business it could have used to reinvest even further in this and other emerging technologies”.The filing was first spotted by The Kansas City Star.Woelk served as Sprint’s senior manager of strategy and development until 2009, and Cowden, who left at the end of 2008, was VP of network service delivery and access management.In addition to the former employees, Sprint named Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks as defendants, claiming Bright House Networks knew the information received from Woelk and Cowden was confidential.Charter Communications acquired Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable in 2016.Sprint said it is seeking “fair and reasonable” financial compensation, which will be determined by a jury at trial. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

Oil Boom Causes Housing Shortage in Northeast Montana

first_imgMILES CITY – Contractors in northeastern Montana are building 72 mobile housing units in Miles City to alleviate what officials say is a serious housing shortage for oil field workers based in Bainville.“We’re out of room,” said Garth Harmon of Blaze Enterprises, a Bainville native who is developing the camp. “We’ve got people already every place we can shove them.”Rob Shores of Signal Butte Builders said crews are building the housing units as quickly as possible.“Actually, they want them down there last week, because they’ve got guys sleeping in pickups,” he told the Miles City Star.A boom in oil activity in the Williston Basin has brought in workers while also creating a shortage in housing and other services.Harmon said the work camp project has three phases that could eventually have three camps and house more than 1,200 workers. He said the camps will be fenced with gates and protected by a card entry system. He said alcohol won’t be allowed in the camps.“They pretty much just work and sleep up there,” Harmon said. “If they’re not working or sleeping, they’re getting into trouble. I don’t want a bunch of people wrecking my camp.”The area has had oil booms in the past, but Harmon said this one is having more of an impact.“This boom is much bigger,” he said. “Even the amount of wells that have to be serviced after the drilling is staggering. They drilled more wells last year than they drilled in the entire previous boom.”Besides the work camp housing, Harmon said he’s also working to develop 40 permanent homes for management workers who would remain in the area after the drilling phase is finished. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more