Berger urges credit unions to contact lawmakers on data security

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger on Friday urged member credit unions to reach out to their lawmakers and seek their support and cosponsorship of H.R. 2205 and S. 961, which would set national standards for merchant data security and lead to enhanced member data protection.“As the House will be in recess next week and representatives will be in their districts, this is an opportune time for you to reach out to your members of Congress about the importance of data security and the issues that are important to your credit union,” Berger said in his message Friday to member credit unions.H.R. 2205 was introduced Friday by Reps. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, and John Carney, D-Del. Both are members of the House Financial Services Committee, and Neugebauer is chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee. S. 961was introduced by Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., both members of the Senate Banking Committee.The two bills, both titled the Data Security Act of 2015, would set national data security standards for merchants, outline a process for breach notifications and recognize financial institutions’ compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s information security requirements. Berger testified in favor of such legislation last month during a hearing of the House Small Business Committee. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Food Safety Management Act to be discussed at major workshop

first_img Tweet Share 25 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Food Safety Management Act to be discussed at major workshop by: – October 4, 2011 Share Image via;zunia.orgA New Food Safety Management Act is among matters to be discussed when the United States Embassy meets with the Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce (DAIC) for a workshop this morning.Chief Executive Officer of the DAIC Chris Joseph says Dominica will seek opportunities to open up new markets in the United States.He says the United States has placed strict regulations on exports to its markets and that has been a major challenge for businesses in Dominica and the region.“What we are looking at is how we can improve our trade relationship with the US. For us that mean more opportunities, we want to focus on joint partnerships with US business, for franchising… We will also look at the safety and quality of food and meat for import in the US,” he explained.He said Dominica will also seek to improve market opportunities which have already been established.“We have been challenged because of tremendous regulations and laws regarding quality of products in the US. We know they are very concerned about health of their citizens and quality of food; therefore there is a whole regime as regards of policies as regards to foods imported in the US,” he said.The Workshop which is titled, “Energizing Trade Relationships with the United States” will also discuss Renewable Energy and Franchising opportunities.The workshop will commence from 9 o’clock this morning at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

O’Donnell goes off injured in Munster defeat

first_imgHowever, the returning Dave Foley from Clonmel lasted the distance.Munster’s next Champions Cup pool match is against Stade in Thomond Park next Saturday. The province were beaten 27-7 by a superior Stade Francais side in a rearranged Pool 4 clash in Paris.Indeed, it took Munster until the 74th minute to register their first score – a try by Conor Murray, which was converted by Rory Scannell.The prospects of Anthony Foley’s side getting what they needed from the game were severly hampered by a series of injuries in the first 22 minutes – Tipperary’s Tommy O’Donnell, Andrew Conway and BJ Botha all had to leave the field of play.last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: Dec. 12-31, 2012

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are cases filed by the county attorney’s office at Sumner County District Court from Dec. 12 to Dec. 31, 2012.Spencer Weikal•Spencer Weikal, who is charged with one count of murder in the first degree, one count of abuse of a child, and one count of aggravated endangering of a child resulting from the death of 2-year-old Larrissa Foster who died on Nov. 30, 2011, will be appearing before a Sumner County District Court on Jan. 31, 2013 as part of a court continuation. Full details of the case can be found here.•Brandon Long, born in 1982, of Wellington has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, a drug 4 felony. Long is alleged to feloniously and willfully possess or have under his control a stimulant designed methamphetamine not authorized by the Kansas Controlled Substance Act on Dec. 8, 2012.•Daniel Lindall, born in 1983, of Wichita has been charged with operating a vehicle while blood alcohol level is more than .08 percent on Dec. 8, 2012. This is his third offense in a lifetime which is a felony.•Jenny Sanders, born in 1982, of Wellington was charged on Dec. 9, 2012 with one count of forgery, a level 8 felony; and one count of theft. Sanders allegedly drew a check from a local bank and made it payable to a local motel for $212 in such a manner that it was made by another person without his authority, and forging his name.•Anthony King, born in 1976, was charged with driving a motor vehicle while his driving privileges were revoked, a misdemeanor. He was also charged with failure to provide proof of insurance, obstruction of official duty, not having his seat belt fastened, and following too close. The incident allegedly occurred on Dec. 8, 2012 on Kansas I-35 in Sumner County. •Benjamin Nance, born in 1979, of Derby was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, his third offense in a lifetime on Dec. 16, 2012 which is a felony. He had a prior DUI diversion agreement in Wellington Municipal Court in 2004 and a DUI conviction in Wichita Municipal Court in 2006.Allegedly, Nance was operating or attempting to operate a vehicle while his blood alcohol concentration was .08 or more. According to the complaint, the defendant allegedly committed the offense while having one or more children under the age of 14 in the vehicle.He also allegedly refused to submit to a blood test to determine the presence of alcohol in his system while having more than one prior DUI conviction or diversion – his second offense which is a misdemeanor.•Rickey Cook, born in 1966, of Wichita has been charged with theft, a level 9 felony and conspiracy to commit theft, a level 10 felony. On Nov. 28, 2012, Cook obtained unauthorized control over property of electronic merchandise, valued at least $1,000 but not more than $25,000 from Wellington Wal-Mart•Kevin Chattin, born in 1993, of Wellington was charged for an alleged incident on Dec. 18 with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana while transporting in a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor.last_img read more

‘We know what’s at stake’: Ancelotti warns of Liverpool threat

first_img“It’s the crunch game tomorrow. If we’re intelligent in the defensive and offensive phases, then we’ll go through.“We also have a little advantage in the group; the cake has been made –- now we need to add a little cherry.”– Napoli ‘won’t sit back‘ –Even though a draw will take Napoli through, Ancelotti has indicated that his team will attack.They are the joint top scorers in Serie A this season with 32 goals, although they have scored one fewer than Liverpool in their five Champions League group games this season.“I think we can draw on the first game in Naples, it has given us a lot of confidence and we’d like to put in a repeat performance,” he added.“Obviously I don’t know what Liverpool are doing tomorrow but we know how they play at home, the kind of intensity, with which they set out.“We haven’t come here to sit back. We’ve come here to play our own game.”Napoli have conceded only four goals in the group, and defender Raul Albiol suggested that they will need that discipline to thwart Liverpool’s forwards.“It’ll be important to defend deep and be compact. We know that they’re lethal in the spaces –- they have strong, quick forwards,” he said.“The mentality is important, we need to think about scoring.“It’ll be a tough game, a difficult game; we need to be quick mentally and aggressive. We all want to win this game, but we need to be calm.”Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Carlo Ancelotti believes Liverpool are good enough to win the Premier League, but the Italian is convinced his Napoli side can knock them out of the Champions League on Tuesday.Ancelotti, who won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2010, takes his side to Anfield knowing that a point will guarantee a place in the last 16, and a victory will take them through as Group C winners.Liverpool must win to stand any chance of going through, and a 1-0 scoreline — or any victory by at least two goals — will definitely secure their progress.Napoli, however, arrive at Anfield on the back of a 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions, and defeated Liverpool 1-0 with a late Lorenzo Insigne goal when the sides met at the Stadio San Paolo in October.Ancelotti is wary of opponents who overtook Manchester City to go top of the Premier League on Saturday with a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth.He believes Jurgen Klopp’s side have the squad strength to stay there, despite the wealth of options that Pep Guardiola has at the Etihad Stadium.“The Premier League is always a competitive league. Liverpool has the possibility to win,” Ancelotti told reporters on Monday.“The fact that they started really well means that it’s possible that they can do it.”The Napoli boss is fully aware of the impact that the Anfield atmosphere could have on Tuesday’s match, but said that neither he nor his players would be intimidated by it.“We know what’s at stake. We need to take the final step to get through the group. There’s no way we’re going to take this game lightly,” he said.“Anfield is a beautiful stadium. The people are really passionate and the atmosphere is the best in the world.“It is really exciting to be here — my players are positive because everyone wants to play at the best in the world…last_img read more

Chelsea v Barcelona: Kenedy starts

first_imgKenedy starts for Chelsea in their pre-season friendly against Barcelona in Washington DC.Chelsea are yet to formally complete the signing of the teenager from Fluminese, who have granted permission for him to play for Jose Mourinho’s side in the final game of their American trip.Branislav Ivanovic captains the team, with Kurt Zouma starting at centre-back alongside Gary Cahill.Barcelona’s starting line-up includes former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Kenedy, Oscar, Hazard, Costa. Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Bartra, Douglas, Adriano, Mathieu, Busquets, Rakitic, Gumbau, Ramirez, Suarez, El Haddadi. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Can President Donald Trump refuse latest offer from Jose Canseco?

first_imgAs evidenced by his latest outlandish offer to President Donald Trump, it’s clear that former Oakland A’s star Jose Canseco still likes swinging for the fences.With his tweet to the president Wednesday, Canseco is bidding not only to help run the White House, the notorious steroid user is also offering to pump up Mr. Trump.Hey little buddy @realDonaldTrump u need a bash brother for Chief if Staff. Got a secret reorg plan already. Also worried about you looking more like a Twinkie everyday. I …last_img read more

Secular Science’s Meat Market: Abortion and Embryos

first_imgWhen it comes to killing the unborn, science journals and secular reporters are all for it.It would seem odd for an evolutionist to inhibit reproduction, the raw material for natural selection. But that’s because Big Science and Big Media lean to the left, where there is no need to be consistent. Whenever abortion or its products come up in the media—baby body parts and embryos—reporters only think it is odd if you oppose free access to killing the unborn.Justice Antonin Scalia had not even been buried before reporters wondered if abortion rights will be expanded with his passing. (To see the leftist slant, notice also that Live Science immediately wondered what a Scalia-free court would mean for climate change: “Scalia’s passing means the pact [Obama’s climate program] seems safer now than was the case just several days ago,” stated as a positive outcome.) In the following news items on abortion from science media sites, notice the slant in favor of abortion:“Women considering abortions in many U.S. states get medically inaccurate information” (Medical Xpress). Everyone is for accurate information, but the bias in the article is to make informed consent laws look bad. The article also opposes the Texas law requiring higher standards for abortionists, worrying that it will reduce “abortion services.”“Study measures impact of removing Planned Parenthood from Texas women’s health program” (Science Daily). This article is highly biased in favor of Planned Parenthood, completely ignoring the scandals of its sale of baby body parts. “The public defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas may have led to a decrease in highly effective forms of contraceptive services and an increase in Medicaid-paid childbirths,” the article gasps. How can the US be so different from other enlightened nations?“The U.S. continues to have higher rates of unintended pregnancies than most rich nations, and we know that U.S. and Texas women face barriers as they try to access preventative services,” Stevenson said. “It’s a public health issue that Texas women struggle to achieve their reproductive goals.“Nowhere are the rights of the unborn child considered. Does the baby have a goal of being given a chance at life?“Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash” (Medical Xpress). This article has a subtext of questioning whether Brazilian mothers are doing the right thing by opposing abortion when the Zika virus might give their children microcephaly or other diseases. The mothers who believe in the right to life look foolish, while the lawyer has sense: “If tests confirm the virus (in a pregnant woman), she should then be given the right to choose between going through a high-risk prenatal period and pregnancy and give birth to her child or abort without fear of breaking the law.”Embryos as PlaythingsAnother area where science leans left is in embryonic tinkering. Some worry that experimentation with human embryos could lean to “designer babies” and a new round of eugenics.UK scientists gain licence to edit genes in human embryos (Nature). No worries here; just celebration of scientific progress. “It’s an important first. The HFEA has been a very thoughtful, deliberative body that has provided rational oversight of sensitive research areas, and this establishes a strong precedent for allowing this type of research to go forward,” one spokesperson says. How does this reflect on those who disagree? Backward, irrational, insensitive, thoughtless.“Will gene editing create designer babies?” (Medical Xpress). Canadian Tim Caulfield gets the only microphone in this article. He downplays the slippery slope argument, and opposes legal restrictions on gene editing. “I don’t think everybody is going to agree that this technology is appropriate or should go forward,” he says, positioning himself as the adult in the room. “But at least it seems like the temperature is a little lower and we are having a quite sophisticated discussion, at various levels, about the benefits and risks of this technology.”US panel greenlights creation of male ‘three-person’ embryos (Nature). Isn’t it wonderful that scientists can now play God? All for good purposes only, of course. The article grants a slight deference to the concerns of “faith-based” groups, not that they would have any power to do anything to stop scientific progress. Strangely, the article ends with someone worried about “more concerning forms of germline editing.”Breakthrough in generating embryonic cells that are critical for human health (Medical Xpress). Experiments are on rabbit embryos so far at USC. The article states that “access to these embryonic cells in humans is very difficult” without explaining why there are ethical concerns. The difficulty “is because these protocols commonly use ingredients or components not well defined” or are hard to use, not because it requires destroying a human life. The lab can use induced pluripotent stem cells instead; why not?Selective OutrageOther moral concerns expressed in science media usually take the leftist position.Why people oppose same-sex marriage: Psychology study points to self-interest as a leading cause (Science Daily). UCLA profs psychoanalyze conservatives. “Many people who oppose same-sex marriage are uncomfortable with casual sex and feel threatened by sexual promiscuity,” one says. Well, what do you know! Note to evo-psychs: same-sex couples lose out in the Darwinian fitness race, because they cannot reproduce.How to stop the sexual harassment of women in science (PhysOrg). There’s been a lot of concern about sexual harassment of women researchers by powerful male scientists, showing that academics are fully capable of moral outrage when they want to be. Marcia McNutt wrote a lengthy article about this for Science Magazine.Mammal matters & morals: Jon Beckmann asks whether it is right to hunt grizzly bears in Yellowstone now that their numbers have rebounded, since they have become an increasing hazard to humans (Live Science). And Matthew Brown wrestles with the complex issues involved in letting hunters shoot Yellowstone bison, since they have outgrown their habitat, and some carry disease (PhysOrg).Would it be wrong to eradicate mosquitoes? (BBC News). Some worry that it would be “morally wrong to eradicate an entire species,” even when it is responsible for millions of human deaths. How about eradicating tens of millions of unborn human babies? Not asked. Meanwhile, an 81-year-old rancher was arrested and sent to jail for spraying mosquitoes after his wife nearly died from mosquito-borne West Nile virus (see WND).It’s All Evolution AnywayEvolution of moral outrage: I’ll punish your bad behavior to make me look good (PhysOrg). In this reprint from The Conversation, Jillian Jordan evolutionizes human morality again, making us just another animal subject to the forces of evolution. He ends with cognitive dissonance: “This conclusion doesn’t undermine the moral good that often results from our drive to punish, but rather sheds light on its origins and its nature.” But if it originated by evolution, on what grounds can Jordan say it’s good?Do we have free will? (Medical Xpress). The answer is, no, according to two psychologists from UC Santa Barbara. So did they choose to run their experiments on fellow human subjects, or is this all part of an evolutionary game to make academics engage in self-refuting vocalizations?Everyone has a bias. We have one. The difference is that we give the other side a clear voice and we evaluate their claims clearly and in context. Leftists rarely do. They present their views as “science,” pretending to be honest, moral researchers and reporters just describing phenomena from a neutral platform. Conservatives are portrayed as those weirdos over there who are “faith-based” and motivated by religion.Academics really need to get out more and escape their stuffy leftist make-believe worlds. Ever since Darwin, Huxley and Tyndall invaded the universities and took over, academia became a self-perpetuating society of leftists who misuse the good name of science to support abortion, eugenics, embryonic destruction and other leftist ideals. Oh, but never think they are immoral. They really care about those mosquitoes! (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Carbohydrate composition determined in cereals and cereal co-products used in pig feed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Co-products derived from grains such as corn, wheat, and sorghum are increasingly being used in livestock feed, and research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the energy value of these grain co-products.Knowing the specific composition of the carbohydrates in a feed ingredient is important for determining its energy value, explained Hans H. Stein, a University of Illinois professor of animal sciences.“Grain co-products contain more fiber and non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) than the grains from which they are derived. These carbohydrates are digested less efficiently by pigs than starch, and can also decrease the digestibility of other nutrients,” Stein said. “The addition of carbohydrate degrading enzymes can help improve fiber and NSP digestibility, but first we need to know which carbohydrates are present so that we can select enzymes accordingly.”Stein’s team conducted two experiments. In the first, they determined the carbohydrate composition of 12 feed ingredients: corn, corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten meal, corn gluten feed, corn germ meal, and corn bran; sorghum and two sources of sorghum DDGS; and wheat, wheat middlings, and wheat bran.Starch made up 62% of corn, 69% of sorghum, and 61.8% of wheat. Co-products ranged from 2.5% starch in sorghum DDGS to 22.6% in corn bran. The NSP content of co-products ranged from 24.7 in sorghum DDGS to 41.8% in corn bran. Arabinoxylans made up the largest%age of NSP in all ingredients.“These results indicate that exogenous enzymes that can hydrolyze arabinoxylans may be the most effective because the largest part of the NSP in corn and corn co-products, sorghum and sorghum DDGS, and wheat and wheat co-products is arabinoxylans,” Stein said.In the second experiment, the researchers tested the in vitro digestibility of NSP in the same ingredients. In vitro ileal digestibility was close to zero for most ingredients, indicating that pepsin and pancreatic enzymes do not degrade NSP. In vitro total tract digestibility of NSP ranged from 6.5% in corn bran to 57.3% in corn gluten meal. Both in vitro ileal and total tract digestibility correlated strongly with the concentration of NSP in the ingredient.Even within the NSP fraction, composition matters.“If pigs are fed diets high in NSP, energy digestibility will be reduced,” Stein said. “But the composition of the NSP fraction affects fermentability. Ingredients with more soluble NSP will have a greater energy value than ingredients with less.”last_img read more

Sheep Day July 15 at OARDC

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 at OARDC Sheep Research Unit, location of a major portion of sheep research being conducted at The Ohio State University.  The OARDC Sheep Research Unit is located in beautiful Wayne County at 5743 Fredericksburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.Ohio Sheep Day will offer visitors the opportunity to visit a successful sheep farming operation dedicated to sheep production in a profitable way. Sheep farmers and anyone interested in sheep management and production is invited to attend. A lamb luncheon is included as part of registration and no pre-registration is required.The OARDC Sheep Research Unit hosts a commercial sheep operation concentrating its efforts on sheep research involving many aspects of sheep production and management.  The farm is located in northeastern Ohio where the terrain is gently rolling, making it an ideal location for grain crops as well as ruminant livestock production.This year will once again focus on programming, which will increase and improve the productivity and profitability of sheep and other small ruminant operations.A list of programs includes: OARDC sheep research updates — Francis Fluharty, OSU Animal SciencesPasture walks with the experts — Bob Hendershot, Green Pasture Services and Rory Lewandowski, OSU ExtensionBeginning and novice shepherd’s sessions — Roger Shearer and Doug Clevenger, OSU Animal SciencesCurrent research: The effect of weaning age on lamb health and performance — Brady Campbell, OSU Animal SciencesThe impact of internal parasites on sheep operations — Jeff McCutcheon, OSU ExtensionManaging primary predator issues on sheep and livestock farms — Tommy Butler, USDA A trade show will also take place at the event, where attendees may visit and purchase supplies and equipment. This show will deal with several aspects of sheep production and management.For further information regarding Ohio Sheep Day activities, please contact Roger A. High at (614) 246-8299 or by email at [email protected] Additional information and directions to the site can also be found at www.ohiosheep.org.The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, OSU Sheep Team, Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ashland, Holmes and Wayne County Farm Bureaus, Ohio State University Animal Sciences Department, and the American Sheep Industry are the major sponsors of Ohio Sheep Day.last_img read more