faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Government Rep. Schiff Introduces Legislation to Restructure NSA Telephone Metadata Program Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 10:39 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, introduced the Telephone Metadata Reform Act, which would restructure the telephone metadata program by specifically removing call records from the types of information the Government can obtain under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. Instead, records would be obtained on a case by case basis from the telephone companies subject to approval by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.Schiffâ€™s proposal mirrors the restructuring of the telephone metadata program recommended by the Presidentâ€™s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, as well as changes that Congressman Schiff has been advocating for since before the metadata program was made public. The Review Groupâ€™s report stated that having telecommunications firms retain their records â€œwould greatly reduce the intake of telephony meta-data by NSA, and it would therefore also dramatically (and in our view appropriately) reduce the risk, both actual and perceived, of government abuse.â€â€œFor a long time, Iâ€™ve been pushing to have the call records held by phone companies and â€œqueriedâ€ on a case-by-case basis, instead of the governmentâ€™s collecting vast amounts of domestic phone records,â€ said Schiff. â€œThis idea gained new momentum last month with the Presidentâ€™s NSA review panelâ€™s endorsement that restructuring the program is both technically feasible and more protective of the privacy interests of the American people. My legislation would restore the balance between security and privacy by allowing law enforcement and the intelligence community to access records when needed, but also respecting the privacy of Americans by ending government possession of these vast database.â€Schiffâ€™s bill would end the telephony bulk collection program as it is currently constituted, while still allowing the NSA and law enforcement to look at the records as needed for law enforcement and anti-terrorism activities:â€¢ Terminates the existing bulk telephony metadata program.â€¢ Allows the Director of the FBI to make an application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requiring a telecommunications carrier to search their call records based on a particular â€œseedâ€ call record upon showing a reasonable suspicion that the â€œseedâ€ record is associated with a specific foreign terrorist organization or specific foreign intelligence. The FISC could approve or deny a request. If the FISC approves, a phone carrier would have 12 hours to return the call records to the FBI in the proper format.â€¢ The bill includes a provision for exigent situations in which it is not practicable to wait for FISC approval. Under this provision, the FBI Director would make a determination and order telecommunications firms to search their phone records on an emergency basis with a response required within 6 hours. The FBI would be required to notify the FISC immediately that it had exercised its emergency authority and to seek approval of the orders by the FISC within 72 hours.â€¢ The legislation does not impose any new burden on telecommunications companies to retain phone records.Schiff has introduced several pieces of reform legislation in addition to proposing changes to the phone metadata program. First, Schiff introduced the â€œEnding Secret Law Actâ€ which would require the Attorney General to declassify significant Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinions, allowing Americans to know how the Court has interpreted the legal authorities created under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Second, Schiff introduced legislation to require that the 11 judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Finally, Schiff introduced legislation to require the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board to create a pool of attorneys with experience in Fourth Amendment or national security law to argue the side of the public when the government requests a surveillance warrant in the FISA Court. 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WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsResearch reveals a surge in awareness of importance of clinical trials in Ireland during Covid-19 pandemicBy Staff Reporter – December 16, 2020 152 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Twitter Email Previous articleA Beautiful Dance is set to be a Christmas hitNext articleNew Cardiology Procedure at UHL Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash New research undertaken by Cancer Trials Ireland shows that 73% agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of clinical trials.77% of participants in the research study affirmed that clinical trials are a good idea, rising to 87% amongst those who have had a cancer diagnosis.New research undertaken by Cancer Trials Ireland shows that 80% of people in Ireland understand the importance of clinical trials, an increase of 7% since 2009.New trial aimed at high-risk prostate cancer patients to open in Ireland in January 2021.NEW research undertaken by Cancer Trials Ireland (and Spark Market Research) has shown that 73% of the public agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of clinical trials.77% of participants in the research study affirmed that clinical trials are a good idea, rising to 87% amongst those who have had a cancer diagnosis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 80% of those surveyed claimed to have an understanding of the clinical trial process (an increase of 7% since a similar study in 2009), rising to 87% for those who have had a cancer diagnosis.1 in 2 people would now be open to participating in a trial themselves, with the majority of those respondents willing to participate being motivated to do so in order to contribute to the advancement of treatments and therapies.Cancer Trials Ireland, in partnership with the wider research community, are calling for the streamlining of the clinical trial approval process in Ireland.Eibhlín Mulroe, CEO of Cancer Trials Ireland, said: “The environment that we are living in today, with unprecedented levels of media coverage on clinical trials worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has undoubtedly brought about a wider understanding of the process behind the development of new treatments and therapies. It is very encouraging for us to see a considerable increase in the number of people that would be open to taking part in trials since 2009.There is a clear appreciation for how this process allows us to develop new and innovative treatments that could go on to save lives and reduce the burden of cancer for future generations.”The research also revealed that 63% of people being aware of Cancer Trials Ireland, attributed to the work of the late Pat Smullen, who raised €2.6m for pancreatic research in 2019.Meanwhile, last month Cancer Trials Ireland launched a petition calling for the Minister for Health and Department of Health to expedite amending and enacting all relevant legislation for Centralised National Research Ethics and increase ethical review capacity for all health research in Ireland. The petition has had almost 600 signatures to date.58% of the public recognise that trials undergo an ethical review process (up 8%1) and 62% agree trials have many safeguards in order to minimise risks.[i]“We are calling on the minister to expedite relevant legislation and centralise ethical approval urgently, by establishing one harmonised, central location to manage the process. Since ethics reviews were introduced at the turn of the century, the number of research applications seeking review has grown and grown while capacity to review them has not changed.“If we can’t put a definite timeline on how long the approval process takes, that impacts planning – and ultimately makes Ireland a less attractive location for research,” said Eibhlín Mulroe.Clinical Lead with Cancer Trials Ireland, Professor Ray McDermott said: “The critical importance of clinical trials has never been clearer. Our funders – including the Health Research Board, the Irish Cancer Society – have been crucial to this work. For people living with cancer in Ireland, access to trials can offer the opportunity to access treatments when the standard treatments are not working.”Seven in ten people (72%) agree that trials provide patients with access to treatments not otherwise available, and one in six people (15%) would participate in a trial to access such treatments.“It is very heartening to see such an acute understanding of the purpose of clinical trials among the public, because they are hitting the nail on the head – the number one reason doctors open clinical trials is to access the newest treatments for their patients.The fact that 27% strongly agree with that, and 15% cite it as a reason for participating in a trial shows people have a strong grasp of that facts.”With new treatments and better patient outcomes at the forefront of the current and future trials being undertaken, in January 2021, a new clinical trial aimed at high-risk prostate cancer patients (DASL-HiCaP) will open in Ireland.Typically, high-risk prostate cancer is treated through a combination of treatments, namely: hormone deprivation, radiotherapy and the option of surgery, chemotherapy, or both.This trial is designed to see if adding a new well-tolerated hormonal therapy can help standard therapy and prevent high risk localised disease from spreading to other parts of the body. The trial will open in up to eight hospital sites around Ireland, with a target of recruiting at least 80 patients.The hope is that DASL-HiCaP might show new ways of improving outcomes for men with prostate cancer. More than 3,300 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in Ireland. This means that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.Irish Cancer Society Director of Research Dr Robert O’Connor said: “We are delighted to be able to support this latest important project by Cancer Trials Ireland. As we close off another year of raising awareness around prostate cancer in November it is great to see that men in Ireland are getting access to world class research and the hope of even better outcomes.“We are happy to see a shift in public awareness around these important topics and a focus on supporting one another in order to develop more positive outcomes for anyone living with cancer.”Vance Harris, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer nine years ago and is supporting this campaign and the work of Cancer Trials Ireland:“I am proud to have taken part in two cancer trials which has prolonged my life and given me time back. I have never felt like I am just a number- the staff and care I have received has been amazing. People who take part in trials are paving the way for new cancer treatments to become available in the future and I am incredibly grateful to be part of such a positive legacy.”Cancer Trials Ireland will be opening a further five haematology cancer trials in 2021, that will collectively recruit up to 181 patients with blood cancers. Recently Cancer Trials Ireland opened a new trial for pancreatic cancer (recruiting up to 43 patients) while the DASL-HiCaP described above will recruit up to 80 patients.In all, more than 300 cancer patients could have the options of new treatments next year, with further announcements on breast cancer trials expected early in the new year.The Just Ask 2020 campaign is the fourth iteration of the Just Ask campaign, run by Cancer Trials Ireland each year since 2017. Just Ask 2020 is supported by unrestricted grants from Pfizer Healthcare Ireland; Novartis; AbbVie; MSD; Roche; and Bayer.Other findings at a glance60% would participate in a non-drug study.70% of respondents would be willing to take part in a trial if they were very ill wasPeople are also more willing to donate blood to be used for clinical research (76% – up 6% since 2009) – and we see a corresponding drop in people saying they would NOT be willing to donate blood for research. 18% in 2009 vs 9% now.People are more willing to share personal medical information if it is kept confidential (72% – up 7% since 2009) – again we see a corresponding drop among people who were unwilling to share their personal medical information from 19% in 2009 to 11% today.77% think clinical trials are a good idea – with this sentiment higher amongst those who have an experience of cancer.72% understand clinical trials are when drugs/medicines are tested on humans, rising from 60% in 2009.About one in five (22%) expressed willingness to participate in a trial as it would mean ‘taking an active role in my own health if I was ill’Side effects were cited as the biggest reason for not participating in a trial (76% of those who would not – or 18% overall).For further information on cancer trials in Ireland visit cancertrials.ie or follow the conversation on Twitter @cancertrials_ie. 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When I was the VP of Marketing at First Tech CU, I changed the name of the department to Cult-ivation. Quite frankly, I had come to hate what marketing had become in most credit unions. I corrected anyone that said “We need to GO AFTER…(insert product name or demographic). It felt like stalking, and according to Psychology Today the definition of stalking is:“…repeated and persistent unwanted communication and/or approaches that produce fear in the victim. The stalker may use such means as telephone calls, letters, e-mail and placing notes in the media.” In other words, traditional marketing. Today marketing feels like a punishment. When I Google some content and land on the page I am bombarded with constant interruptions, banner ads, and pop ups. If I go look at a pair of shoes on Zappos they follow me everywhere in social media. Are some of these effective? Probably, but raise your hand if you like them. Instead of “going after,” I tried to build a culture of cultivating like-minded people that would become devoted to the credit union. Cult is not necessarily a negative word. It is a “great devotion to a person or an idea.” Member loyalty is critical to our long-term success and never has it been more important than today. This year a Gallup Poll asked 3.2 million credit union members across the US how the credit union can support members during the COVID-19 crisis. Three specific needs emerged:Increase my peace of mind, provide me with relief as I need to get through this crisis. Build my hope, continually be there for me through guidance and solutions.Reduce my unnecessary stress, make it easy for me to access staff and tools when and how I need them. These three things are what members need most from their credit union right now, and thereby serve as a framework for providing exceptional service during this crisis and beyond. Gallup recommends that credit unions formally organize all COVID-19 members continuity planning around these urgent needs. I was going to present these ideas to a group of marketers in New York earlier this month, so I did some research to find out who might already be taking this more human approach. Canopy Credit Union in Spokane, Washington has a page on their website with the headline “Need help paying rent?” They are not “going after” anyone, they are helping their members solve a problem. A big problem. Increase my peace of mind. They offer a 0% help with rent loan for members who might be struggling to pay their living expenses, and you could qualify for up to 100 days before your first payment is due. Build hope by being there for me through guidance and solutions. That page also includes a list of other services that may help those struggling. Things like three month interest only payments, skip-a-pay, and penalty free term share withdrawals. They also list Spokane Resources such as a Women and Children Free Restaurant link and other community resources. Reduce my unnecessary stress. Visit their website. Their home page is perhaps one of the best I’ve ever seen. With a tag line “Here you grow”. They go on to say “Getting approved for a loan can be daunting. We have a simple process that ensures you get the right loan to fit your needs.” That’s it, and they’re right! It IS “daunting” and today a bit humbling to get a loan. They also have one of the best Facebook pages for a credit union. Facebook is for faces, and they get it, they do not push products on social media.I know many credit unions are stepping up and doing the right thing by their members right now. We are best in a crisis and this is what separates us from the banks. I hope this new way of marketing continues long after the crisis subsides, because it is about TRUST and trust is something that is earned. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Details
Tweet Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee, Mrs. Natalie Clarke-MeadeThe Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) and the Dominica Calypso Association have formed a partnership to create Carnival City at the Pottersville Savannah. At the opening of Carnival in December, 2011 Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee Natalie Clarke-Meade explained two reasons why the DFC decided that some of the carnival events would be hosted at the National Stadium.“The reasoning behind going to the Windsor Park Sports Stadium was two-fold; first it is a cricket ground so the sensitivity of the grass is always the first thing that comes up. What do you put on it, how long does it have to stay there, what happens in the actual construction of things that go on that field? So we therefore because Dominica Festivals Committee has that constraint of funding we had to find a space where we could stream line the budget and also think of the biggest show that would go into that captive space which was the monarch show therefore the car park came up.”Mrs. Meade further explained that the car park space would not have required any significant amount of spending in terms of preparation as opposed to the Pottersville Savannah.“The car park is a space that needs merely a pitching or a clarification of the ground. If the space was considered by all stakeholders in terms of putting utility lines in; electricity, water, in terms of reconfiguring the space, the space is more than adequate to create an event ground in the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Car Park.”However Mrs. Meade disclosed that the Dominica Calypso Association came forward and pledged their support to the assist with the cost for preparing the Pottersville Savannah, but she noted that stakeholders should come together to determine a permanent venue for carnival shows and the World Creole Music Festival among others.“In these economic constrained times that we live in the Commonwealth of Dominica has to consider seriously either building a festival venue that has all the facilities that we need in terms of stage, lights, sound, catering spaces, utilities. All the stake holders of both the World Creole Music Festival and Carnival should consider putting our minds together as to how we can come up with a space where we can have all these facilities for all the exciting shows that happen every month in this country. In my opinion, this is what we should be considering as a way forward.”Mrs. Meade strong proposes that stakeholders “need to find and look with fresh minds at that Windsor Park Sports Stadium Car Park space which is a perfect space”. In related news; the Opening of Carnival has been changed to the 28th of January and will culminate at the Pottersville Savannah, the opening of Carnival for St. Joseph on the 4th of February and in Portsmouth on the 5th of February, 2012.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DFC and DCA partners to fund “Carnival City” by: – January 11, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 36 Views no discussions
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. West Indies secured their third-biggest win in terms of runs in Tests.England suffered 2nd straight loss in Barbados.Chase achieved the sixth-best bowling figures in Tests by Windies player. Chase’s haul of 8/60 is the second-best haul by a West Indies bowler in Tests against England. Curtly Ambrose holds the best figures when he took 8/45 at the same venue in 1990. West Indies’ victory margin of 381 runs is the third-highest in their Test history in terms of runs. They had defeated England by 425 runs in Manchester in 1976 while they thrashed Australia by 408 runs in Adelaide in 1980.Chase’s 8/60 is the sixth-best haul by a West Indies bowler in Tests. Jack Noreiga, the offspinner holds the record for the best figures when he took 9/95 against India in Port of Spain in 1971. Colin Croft took 8/29 against Pakistan in Port of Spain in 1977 while Lance Gibbs picked up 8/38 against India in Barbados in 1962. Ambrose’s 8/45 against England in 1990 is in the fourth spot while Devendra Bishoo took 8/49 against Pakistan in the Pink Ball Test in Dubai in 2016.West Indies will now play England in the second Test beginning on January 31 at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua. New Delhi: West Indies started 2019 on a grand note as they defeated England by a record margin of 381 runs in the first Test in Barbados to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The win was made possible thanks to skipper Jason Holder’s brilliant, unbeaten 202 and his partnership of 295 for the seventh wicket with Shane Dowrich which gave England a massive target to chase. However, it was the exploits of offspinner Roston Chase, who created his own record to end with 8/60, his best haul in Tests as England started off what has been deemed a crucial year for the side with the ICC Cricket World Cup and the Ashes against Australia held one after the other in their home.After Alzarri Joseph and Shannon Gabriel had gotten the wickets of Keaton Jennings (14) and Jonny Bairstow (30), it was the Chase show and England was completely undone by the 26-year-old playing in front of his home fans. Chase accounted for Rory Burns (84) with a delivery that drifted back in past the gap between bat and pad to dismiss him just on the stroke of lunch. In the first hour after the break, Chase got the massive wicket of England skipper Joe Root for 22 as he poked at an offbreak to be caught by Darren Bravo at slip.Just before the tea break, Chase trapped Ben Stokes LBW for 34 while Moeen Ali bagged a pair by steering a quicker delivery straight to Holder at slip. The carnage by Chase continued when Jos Buttler flicked to short mid-wicket where John Campbell the debutant dived to his left to take a splendid catch. With Chase completing his second five-wicket haul, West Indies went for the kill. Ben Foakes (5) whipped a short delivery to short leg but Shimron Hetmyer held on to a sharp catch while Adil Rashid (1) holed out to deep midwicket. West Indies completed the win when Sam Curran (17) was stumped down the leg side to give West Indies yet another win against England.
Britian’s premier league players may have fallen in love with Ghana’s trending dance move called ‘Alkayida’.Arsenal player, Bacary Sagna led some of his teamates, Lucas Podolski, Per Mertesacker to learn what looks like the dance introduced by hiplife artiste, Guru.It will not be the first time Ghana’s artistic product has gotten attention from unlikely patrons.Last December, Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong posted a video of his Arsenal teammate Lukas Podolski singing to the lyrics of famous R2bees song ‘slow down’.Unfortunately, further checks revealed, the dance by the excited players was just a morning workout move.