continue reading » CUNA and other trade organizations highlighted what data breach legislation should look like to leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week in response to a request for comments on such legislation. CUNA supports strong national data security and breach notification requirements.“Any legislation enacted into law must ensure that all entities that handle consumers’ sensitive financial data have in place a robust–yet flexible and scalable–process to protect data, which must be coupled with effective oversight and enforcement procedures to ensure accountability and compliance,” the letter reads. “This is an important step to limit the onslaught of breaches and reduce risks to consumers and the significant costs imposed on our members from breaches.“This standard should apply to all entities that handle sensitive personal and financial data in order to provide meaningful and consistent protection for consumers nationwide,” it adds. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
At the end of Chicago Fire‘s sixth season, Monica Raymund, who portrayed Gabby Dawson, announced she wouldn’t be back for season 7 and was ready to move on to new projects.Luckily, fans did get a chance to say goodbye after showrunner Derek Haas begged her to come back. She appeared twice in the season 7 premiere.“Last year, Monica let me know that she wasn’t going to come back. I was in denial,” Haas told Us at the time. “So she was like, ‘Derek, I love this character and have done this character for six years, but I have bigger, other ambitions.’ So, I was like, ‘OK, s—t.’ I wrote the ending of last season, and I will admit it was not the perfect … it wasn’t what I wanted to do in my head. We had planned pretty good in Puerto Rico, I just thought Casey would go get her and bring her back. Whatever. This summer, I saw her a couple of times. The first time, she was like, ‘Derek, I’m not doing it.’ Then the second time I was like, ‘Monica, please. I’m asking for one — literally one day, one episode. Can you come back?’ I think she took pity on me and came back and did it.”- Advertisement – For others, they put the character behind them, but when a show wraps, they decide to come back. Steve Carrell, for example, decided to exit The Office — and continuously said he wouldn’t be back. However, when the show came to an end in 2013, he couldn’t help appearing for one last laugh.For more stars who have exited TV shows only to come back later, scroll through the gallery below. – Advertisement – Saying goodbye is tough — staying away is even tougher. That’s the case for many stars in TV shows. Episodic TV, although it’s changing constantly in the midst of the streaming wars, isn’t a small commitment. Many dramas include 24 hour-long episodes per season, leaving little room for other projects.That said, many actors who decide it’s time to hang up their hat on a role they’ve played for years, later come back. Sometimes, they don’t even wait very long.- Advertisement –
Tying Trump’s hands on nuclear weapons would be a far more aggressive step, but it’s one that members of Congress who are mindful of this moment’s profound peril should take.Of course, “should” is the key word here. There are plenty of things that Republicans should do about Trump, including impeaching him for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution.We’ve grown so inured to Republican politicians’ persistent refusal to put the welfare of the country above their re-election prospects and lust for tax cuts that complaining about it feels banal and naïve.But Corker’s expression of alarm is a reminder that we are teetering on the cusp of horror.He made it clear that Trump’s tweeted provocations of North Korea are impulsive rather than strategic.“A lot of people think that there is some kind of ‘good cop, bad cop’ act underway, but that’s just not true,” he said.We need to take seriously the possibility that Trump might cavalierly start a war that could kill millions of people. It would be a human calamity of inconceivable, history-bending scale, and it would leave America as a hated global pariah.Now that Corker has admitted that Trump cannot be trusted with the power he holds, he and other Republicans have no excuse not to try to take that power away.Taylor, of the Niskanen Center, is in frequent contact with anti-Trump Republicans, and he senses a growing sense of urgency among them.“Having an unstable narcissist who is ignorant of politics, policy and foreign affairs with the nuclear codes has probably turned them white as a sheet,” he said. “There is some degree of serious responsibility that they fully realize that they hold.”If so, now would be a good time to show it.Michelle Goldberg is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and a columnist for The Daily Beast, Slate and The New York Times.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Editorial, OpinionOver the past few months, the country has been in a foul sort of trance.Among people who work in politics, Republicans as well as Democrats, it is conventional wisdom that President Donald Trump is staggeringly ill-informed, erratic, reckless and dishonest. “The Congress holds the ultimate power for war,” Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian think tank, told me. “Though they have more or less delegated that power away to the executive branch, they can take it back.”They could start with a pair of bills introduced by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Ted Lieu of California, both Democrats, prohibiting the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war.So far, the only Republican to sign on in either chamber is Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina.But given how little faith Senate Republicans have in Trump’s judgment, they have a duty to take up this legislation or develop an alternative.“Increasingly, senators and members of Congress are going to come to the conclusion that there has to be a firewall that is erected so that a single human being cannot impulsively launch nuclear weapons,” Markey told me.Despite its overall record of weakness, Congress has acted on one occasion to curb Trump’s worst foreign policy impulses.In July, Republicans voted overwhelmingly for a bipartisan bill that, among other things, limited Trump’s ability to unilaterally lift sanctions on Russia. (He also might be compromised by a hostile foreign power.)But it’s also conventional wisdom that with few exceptions, Republicans in Congress are not going to stand up to him.America’s nuclear arsenal is in the hands of a senescent Twitter troll, but those with political power have refused to treat this fact as a national emergency.Thus, even though a majority of Americans consider the president unfit for office, a fatalistic sense of stasis has set in.Credit Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., for momentarily snapping us out of it.On Sunday evening, after a Twitter feud with Trump, Corker gave an interview to The New York Times in which he said publicly what Republican officeholders usually say only privately.Trump, Corker told the reporters Jonathan Martin and Mark Landler, is treating the presidency like “a reality show” and could be setting the nation “on the path to World War III.” Corker has previously said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly “help separate our country from chaos.”On Sunday, he identified the agent of that chaos.“I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him,” Corker said of Trump.Now that Corker has done the country the immense favor of acknowledging the obvious, the key question is: What’s next?Corker, despite his culpability in helping to legitimate Trump during the presidential campaign and despite waiting until he’d announced his retirement to speak out, has behaved more patriotically than most of his quietly complicit colleagues.But as Trump continues to tweet threats at a war-ready North Korea, it is not enough to simply hope that the president’s minders can stop him from blowing up the world.Corker, after all, is not a passive spectator; he’s the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The Hague-based energy giant Shell on Monday opened its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck refuelling station in Belgium.The station is located in Herstal, Liège near the three-border point at the E313, a key route for international road freight.It has a capacity of 3.5 KT of LNG and can supply 150 trucks with LNG daily, according to a Shell statement.Shell said it sees a mosaic of fuels and engines developing for road transport and believes LNG has a significant role to play as a solution for heavy-duty road transport.Road transport companies are increasingly choosing LNG fuel as it offers both financial and environmental benefits in comparison to conventional diesel.LNG is cleaner-burning than diesel and produces less sulfur, particulates and nitrogen oxides. Moreover, it also contributes reducing noise pollution and can help lower CO2 emissions, the statement notes.Shell already has 7 LNG stations in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Waalwijk, Amsterdam, Pijnacker, Waddinxveen, Eindhoven and Heerenveen) and intends to open further LNG stations in Europe over the next 12 months, the company said.“LNG fuel is an important option for transport companies,” Laurent Charlot, Commercial Director, Shell Belgium said in the statement.“We expect demand for LNG to grow and continue to work with truck manufacturers, customers and policymakers to promote the use of LNG as a cleaner-burning and more affordable transport fuel,” Charlot said.
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 19 Views no discussions HealthLifestyle Spinal cord repair restores independent breathing by: – July 14, 2011 Share By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC NewsDamage to the spinal cord in the neck can result in problems breathingThe ability to breathe has been restored to mice with spinal cord injuries, in what US researchers describe as a medical first.Some patients with damaged spinal cords need ventilators as they are unable to breathe on their own.A report in the journal Nature showed a nerve graft, coupled with a protein, could restore breathing.Human trials could begin soon, which the charity Spinal Research said could be “potentially life-changing”.Damage at the top of the spinal cord, around the neck, can interrupt messages to the diaphragm – a layer of muscle involved in breathing.ChallengeThe cord is notoriously resistant to repair. Techniques such as nerve grafts, which worked in the arms and legs, had shown limited success with the spinal cord, doctors at the Case Western Reserve University said.The spinal cord scars after it is damaged, and molecules – chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans – prevent nerves repairing and forming new connections.The researchers used a nerve graft to form a bridge across the scar at the same time as injecting an enzyme – chondoitinase ABC – which attacked the inhibitory molecules.Three months later, tests showed the mice had recovered 80-100% of breathing function.Professor of neuroscience and lead researcher Jerry Silver said: “The use of the enzyme, that’s helped get the nerve fibres out and we were amazed at, once they get out, how well they can reconnect.“The spinal cord can just figure things out and restore really beautiful functional breathing patterns.”Researchers hope to begin trials in humans. They are also investigating whether bladder function can be restored, which can be lost when the lower spine is damaged.Dr Mark Bacon, from the charity Spinal Research, said: “Long distance regeneration has remained quite elusive in the field of spinal cord injury repair, so to achieve this and at the end of it establish functional connections that actually do something useful – restore breathing – is remarkable.“It is potentially life-changing if this or similar techniques can be translated to the clinic.”
The St. Louis 8th Grade Volleyball team defeated Milan 25-15, 25-17.Leading servers for STL were: Alexa Miles. 9/13 9 points 8 Aces. Grace Laudick 8/10 6 points 3 Aces. Harlee Masavage 6/10 6 points 2 Aces.Leading attackers for STL were: Grace Laudick 3/3 and Harlee Masavage 2/3.Next match is this Thursday at home against Sunman.Courtesy of Lady Cardinals Coach Julie Laudick.The Lady Indians won the 7th Grade battle over The Lady Cardinals 25-19, 25-21.Courtesy of Lady Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.STL vs. Milan MS VB (8-17)Courtesy of Lady Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.
The JV Lady Bulldogs traveled to Shelbyville on Saturday to compete in the Golden Bear Invitational. First game up was the Greensburg Lady Pirates.The Lady Bulldogs were up the entire game and lost in heart breaking fashion in the bottom of the seventh as the Lady Pirates came back and scored five runs to defeat the Lady Bulldogs. The final tally was 7-6. Batesville played very well the whole game but the Lady Pirate bats came alive in the seventh as they pounded out five hits and took a walk to complete the comeback.Paige Oldham and Hannah Nunlist led the JV Lady Bulldogs in hitting as each collected two hits a piece. Abby Westerfeld, Chloe Saler, Ainsley Phipps, and Anna Gerth all chipped in with one.Westerfeld was solid on the mound going all seven innings for the Lady Bulldogs punching out nine Lady Pirate hitters.Next up for the Lady Bulldogs was the Milan Lady Indians.The Lady Bulldogs started quickly as they put up three in the bottom half of the first after shutting down Milan. Westerfeld, Nunlist, Saler, and Gerth all had hits in the inning to put the Lady Bulldogs ahead early. The Lady Indians responded with one in the second and three more in the third to put the Lady Indians in front 4-3. In the bottom half of the third, Gwen Martin knotted up the score with a solo homerun that was crushed over the left-center field fence. Milan, however, responded with one run in the fourth and pushed across two more in the fifth to regain the lead at 7-4. The Lady Bulldogs would respond. They exploded for six runs in the fifth inning and added another for good measure in the sixth. Westerfeld shut the door in the seventh striking out three Lady Indians hitters to secure the victory.Martin led the offensive attack for the Lady Bulldogs going 3-3 with the homerun, a double, a single, and a walk. She came around to score four times in the game to lead the team. Westerfeld and Gerth added two hits a piece while Oldham, Saler, McKenzie Laker, Zoe Peters, and Phipps all had one. It was a well balanced attack as every starter for the Lady Bulldogs had a hit in the game.Oldham picked up the win on the bump going five innings for the Lady Bulldogs striking out four Lady Indian hitters. Westerfeld came in for the save pitching the remaining two innings punching out five Lady Indian hitters.Batesville JV softball will next be in action Tuesday evening as they will once again square off against the Milan Lady Indians at home. First pitch will be immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.
O’Neill added: “Everybody can have their own opinion about whether the league is strong or not, but if you start making judgments of a whole league simply on the back of a couple of results in the Champions League, I’m afraid I don’t buy that and never have done. “Last season, for instance, Chelsea won the Champions League from our league. “We saw a game the other night, a fantastic game – Barcelona were absolutely magnificent in the match against AC Milan. “However, if the ball that hit the post had gone into the net, it might have been a long way back for Barcelona. “Just let’s say hypothetically they had been beaten – would that have meant that the Italian league was stronger than the Spanish league on the evidence of that result? “I’m afraid I don’t agree with that.” Press Association Arsenal’s heroic victory over Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday evening was still not enough for them to reach the last eight as they followed Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea out of the competition. However, while some commentators have suggested that is a reflection of the dwindling power of the Premier League, O’Neill, who led Celtic into the continent’s most prestigious club competition, does not concur. He said: “I’m afraid I don’t agree with that, I don’t agree with the reasoning behind it, let me put it this way.” Martin O’Neill insists the Barclays Premier League cannot be judged on England’s failure to have a club in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 17 years.
___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A tennis player entered for the Palermo Ladies Open has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the tournament, organizers announced Saturday. They did not name the player.While noting that the player is asymptomatic, the WTA Tour said in a statement that she will remain in isolation “until cleared by a physician per the established protocols.”The women’s tour added that “all those who may have been in close contact with the individual are undergoing testing per WTA protocols.” It said the tournament “will continue as planned.”Local organizers said the player was admitted to a national health facility designated for asymptomatic patients with COVID-19. August 1, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Positive test at Palermo Ladies Open
Syracuse fell to Clemson at home Tuesday night, 74-73, to remain winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Here’s the reaction of the SU community to the Orange’s loss.[View the story “Syracuse community reacts to loss against Clemson” on Storify] Comments Published on January 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse folds late in regulation for 3rd straight game, drops matchup with Clemson, 74-73, in overtimeFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 74-73 overtime loss to ClemsonGrade Syracuse’s performance against Clemson and vote for the player of the game