On Compliance: do you focus on the ‘art’ or ‘science’ of GDPR consent?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You’ve seen it before, the long form you must sign before participating in a potentially dangerous activity, the checkbox at the bottom of an end user agreement before you can use a new piece of software, the numerous documents that are part of every major financial purchase.These arduous processes are developed by companies in response to a regulation, an issue or advice from a lawyer. Not surprisingly, organizations are responding similarly to growing regulatory concerns such as General Data Protection Regulation, the proposed ePrivacy regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.In hopes of addressing the new regulations quickly and efficiently, enterprises err on the “science” side of consent collection while ignoring the “art” of consent collection. This is an important distinction because customer consent is the key that unlocks customer conversation and insights that drive a more meaningful exchange.last_img read more

United States hands out $23 million to boost marine energy

first_imgThe Energy Department of the United States has set up a $23 million funding call to support marine energy industry advancement in wave, tidal, ocean and river current technologies.The goal of this funding opportunity is to advance innovative technologies to reduce capital costs and shorten deployment timelines of marine energy devices.The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will fund research and evaluation of next-generation wave and tidal/current systems, support early-stage design of power take off (PTO) and controls integration, and allow for more efficient consideration of any potential environmental impacts from marine renewable energy development.Mark Menezes, US Undersecretary of Energy, said: “Marine energy is the newest frontier where we can unleash American innovation to produce more energy more affordably. Investing in early-stage research and development is critical to our America First energy and economic strategy to provide millions of Americans with domestic, clean, and reliable energy.”The research to be funded under this call will address fundamental scientific and engineering challenges of generating power from dynamic, low-velocity and high-density waves and currents, while surviving in corrosive ocean environments that are intensified by high costs and lengthy permitting processes.Reducing costs, accelerating technology development, and decreasing testing and development timelines of marine energy technologies can help realize the nation’s potential for future growth in marine energy resource extraction, according to DOE.last_img read more

Fruit Salad with Cranberry Dressing.

first_img Tweet Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Share Share Directions:For dressing, in a medium saucepan combine cranberries and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until berries just begin to pop. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in sugar and orange juice. When cool, press mixture through a sieve. Discard cranberry skins. Cover and chill the dressing about 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled. (The dressing will thicken slightly as it chills.)To serve, line 6 small bowls or plates with lettuce leaves. Arrange fruit on lettuce leaves. Drizzle with dressing.Makes 6 side-dish servings*Note: To prevent pears from darkening, brush cut edges with lemon juice. Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Fruit Salad with Cranberry Dressing.This tropically flavored, tropically colored fruit salad gets a blast of tartness from fresh cranberries. Cranberries are almost crunchy, vividly red little fruits that are packed to the nines with healthy antioxidants.Try this recipe when cranberries are readily available in your grocery store in autumn, and serve this salad as part of a breakfast or brunch along with assorted quick breads. If bibb lettuce is unavailable, use Romaine, or even iceberg lettuce, but not smaller, softer greens, which will not hold up under the weight of the fruit and dressing.Ingredients:2 cups cranberries1/3 cup water1 cup sugar1/4 cup orange juiceBibb lettuce leaves2 large oranges, peeled and sectioned (2 cups)1/2 large pineapple, peeled, cored, sliced, and cut into wedges2 large ripe pears, cored and sliced into wedges* (2 cups)2 kiwifruit and/or golden kiwifruit, peeled and sliced lengthwise into wedges (1 cup) 32 Views   no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Fruit Salad with Cranberry Dressing. by: – July 12, 2011last_img read more

ASHES TEST: Iconic WACA Stadium in Perth prepares for final bow

first_imgBy Joel DubberPERTH, Australia (Reuters) – A ground rich with cricketing history but wanting of modern comforts will take its final Ashes bow when Australia host England in the third Test at the WACA on Thursday.Australia’s pace bowlers will hope to make England’s last visit a forgettable one for their batsmen on a wicket renowned as one of the world’s fastest and bounciest.Future Ashes contests will be held at the shiny, new Perth Stadium on the opposite bank of the Swan River, a 60 000-seat arena that will use a drop-in pitch, host rock concerts and share tenancy with two Australian Rules football teams.The 22 000-capacity WACA will remain a cricket venue but host only lower-profile internationals, having fallen behind the standards of rival stadiums around the country.Fans seeking a ‘state-of-the-art’ viewing experience may be glad to head across the river and leave the WACA’s bland terraces and ageing facilities behind.England may also be happy to move on from a venue where they have won only once in nearly 50 years of Tests.Of the rest of those matches, most have been painful defeats, including the last visit in 2013/14 when Michael Clarke’s side thrashed Alastair Cook’s tourists by 150 runs to reclaim the Ashes.England will march out on Thursday facing the same 2-0 predicament that weighed on Cook’s men but Joe Root’s team can draw little inspiration from recent history.The last time the English won at the WACA was in 1978, against an Australia team left threadbare by the World Series Cricket rebellion.DESTRUCTIVE BATTINGAs forgettable as the WACA experience has been for England, it has been mostly glorious for Australia, and the backdrop for some classic, comical and quite bizarre Ashes moments since the first Test between the teams in 1970.England batsman Brian Luckhurst holds the distinction of scoring the WACA’s first Ashes century with his 301-ball knock of 131 in that drawn first Test.Australians, however, may remember the match as the arrival of one of the game’s rarest talents when Greg Chappell, batting at number seven, scored 108 on debut.Adam Gilchrist’s 57-ball century in the 2006 win against England set an Ashes record that still stands and ranks as one of the most destructive batting displays in Test cricket.Fast bowler Denis Lillee made his mark in Australia’s win in the 1979 Test by striding out to the crease with an aluminium bat made by a business partner.He faced a few balls from Ian Botham before the match paused for 10 minutes as the umpires demanded he swap the metallic bat for a wooden one.“It was against, if not the rules, all expectations,” said Tony Barker, a historian commissioned by the WACA to write a book about the ground.“He got into a lot of strife about that — and a lot of ridicule from the English team at the time.”In the heated atmosphere of the 1982 Test, Australia seamer Terry Alderman suffered a calamitous shoulder injury when he tackled a crowd invader after a number of spectators leapt onto the turf.Greg Chappell led his team off the ground and police arrested dozens in the crowd for unruly behaviour. The injury set Alderman’s career back years.‘FREMANTLE DOCTOR’Alderman notwithstanding, seam bowlers have usually thrived at the WACA where an afternoon sea breeze known as the ‘Fremantle Doctor’ provides additional assistance to the pace and bounce.“Never underestimate how important that sea breeze is because when you’re batting from the far end and there’s a fast bowler running from behind it, it’s quite intimidating,” former Test batsman and Western Australia coach Justin Langer told Reuters.Left-arm pacemen, particularly, enjoy the conditions, as Mitchell Johnson would attest.The retired quick took six wickets to help beat England in the 2013 match and had nine victims in 2010, Australia’s only win in the dreary 3-1 series defeat.The WACA may yet be the backdrop to further definitive moments in international cricket but will only welcome fans, ironically, when not enough of them are expected to turn up to the new stadium.Western Australia state’s sports minister Mick Murray said the two grounds could co-exist but suggested the WACA would need some measure of renewal.“Over a period of time I think the interface between the two stadiums themselves will become special,” he told Reuters.”Nobody wants to go to a big stadium if there are only 10 000 people there. You’ve lost that atmosphere.“But you put 10 000 at the WACA, if there’s redevelopment there; you’ll make that a place to be.”As cricket in Western Australia enters a new era, Langer expressed a personal desire for the ground where he scored 711 Test runs, including two centuries, to continue hosting matches.“I hope it remains the hub of cricket in Western Australia, that’s very important,” he said.last_img read more

Two Wildcats become National Merit Scholarship finalists

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Two students have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. The seniors were selected from a pool of $16-thousand semifinalists across the country.Alpena High School seniors Clayton Donajkowski and Samuel Tuscher will continue in the competition to win thousands of merit scholarships worth more than $31-million dollars.Schools have to submit detailed academic records and achievements in order for students to become finalists. The 64th annual National Merit Scholarship winner of 2019 will be announced this spring.Principal Tom Berriman says he couldn’t be happier for his students.“This is the first time that Alpena High School had a National Merit finalist since 2008, so it’s been a while. It just shows how good the senior class is,” said Berriman. “The class of 2019 is really doing a lot of special things both in the classroom and on the athletic field…but Sam and Clay are special, unique individuals. They are tremendously gifted in many areas.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious State of Michigan makes new proposals surrounding medical marijuanaNext Wildcat Student Appreciation Night coming uplast_img read more

Big Boy leaves Mason City after an overnight stop (VIDEO)

first_imgMASON CITY — The world’s largest steam locomotive leaving Mason City this morning, on it’s way north toward Minnesota. The 1940s-era locomotive known as Big Boy Number 40-14 has been steaming its way from Omaha since the start of the week.Ed Dickens manages the Union Pacific’s steam program and says the big question everybody has asked for the last four decades is when the railroad company would restore a Big Boy locomotive.  “For a long, long time, there was an idea that it just was impossible and so people have been told that it’s impossible because it’s too heavy, because it won’t do this, and you can’t do that, and all these different negative things about it, but the reality is that clearly it’s possible because you’re looking at it. What happens is when people hear these constant things about why it can’t be done, that just makes it more interesting when it’s finally done. I think that’s kind of what’s helped build the excitement around this locomotive because nobody ever thought they would ever see one run.”The Big Boy was parked overnight at the UP’s former crossing near 9th Northwest and North Jackson. Dickens says the crowds wanting to come see the locomotive have been tremendous, and commented about the number of people watching from the 12th Northwest overpass before Big Boy pulled out this morning.  “The bridge is lined with people, and we see that everywhere, every town, every city. Every railroad crossing, no matter how isolated, has someone waiting there for this locomotive.”Dickens says Big Boy is completely different than the locomotives we see on the rails today. “It’s vastly different than the modern trains we run. It’s significantly larger than the other steam locomotive that we operate, the UP 844 and the locomotive that we used to run, the 3985. It’s just a very big, big powerful locomotive.’The big locomotive is one of only 25 that was manufactured and it was featured in Ogden, Utah, at a special event back in May to commemorate when the last spike was tapped in place at Promontory Point, creating America’s first transcontinental railroad. Big Boy was headed for stops in Albert Lea and Owatonna today.last_img read more

Saints remain in BCIHL hunt after weekend split with SFU Clan

first_imgThe British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) standings may not have changed much after a weekend series between the Selkirk College Saints and Simon Fraser University Clan, but more seeds were planted for what is shaping up to be a great second half of the season. The first-place Clan escaped a feisty Friday night contest with a 5-3 win, but the Saints responded Saturday night with a 4-2 victory as the two clubs opened the 2017 half of the season with a two-game series before a pair of supportive crowds at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.last_img read more

HSE apologises for delays at Donegal respite centre

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has raised the issue of the continued delays in opening Seaview Respite House in Mountcharles with the HSE.He said there have been many false dawns in the opening of this much-needed respite centre.Previously there have been issues surrounding this centre which have been replaced by other issues subsequently – and all these delays have led to longer delays in getting this centre up and running. Deputy Galagher said “The HSE in written correspondence with me have confirmed that the centre will now open in November, the current delay is due to fire compliance works which needed to be untaken at the centre in Mountcharles.“I have raised the issue of the delayed opening of this centre with the Minister of State and HSE previously added Pat the Cope.“Regrettably, the HSE did not commit to a precise date in November when the centre will open , and I will now be further calling on them to set a clear date for when this centre will open.“It is not good enough to let this drag on any further, and the parents and guardians of the service users will need to make appropriate plans for when this centre is open, therefore an exact date is required. I acknowledge the apology issued by the HSE, for the existing delays in not having the respite centre available for the users.” The Donegal TD said it is essential that all the stops are now pulled out and every focus and effort is made to re-open this centre without further delay.He added “A great deal of inconvenience and distress has been caused to the service users of this respite centre throughout the period in which Seaview Respite House was closed.” HSE apologises for delays at Donegal respite centre was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Junior Boks on course at World Champs

first_imgThe English must be commended for their never-say-die commitment and they certainly asked some hard questions of the Baby Boks, enough to suggest that the two teams could meet later in the tournament. South Africa, the defending champions, are on course to top their group at the IRB Junior World Championship, after defeating Six Nations champions England 31-24 in a hard-fought Group A match at Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon, France on Sunday. “What pleased me, I think, was our kicking game. Against USA we were running the ball a lot, but especially in this game we turned them around with our kicks, and that was definitely great for us.” ‘Disappointed’England eighthman and captain Jack Clifford, who turned in a powerful performance, commented: “Obviously [we are] massively disappointed with the result. All credit to South Africa they played really well and our boys really stuck in it till the end. 11 June 2013 ‘Excited’Speaking after the victory over England, “Baby Bok” skipper Ruan Steenkamp told the IRB: “This was a must-win for us and definitely the boys were up for it, but there is still work to be done and we are excited for the next one. ‘A very good win’“We made a very good start but did not manage to capitalise on it. This was a very good win against an English team that have won the Under-20 Six Nations and have played much longer together as a team,” South Africa’s coach Dawie Theron said afterwards. RegroupedIt looked as if it would be one-way traffic, but England regrouped and a converted try by the Six Nations champions just before the break reduced the deficit to 21-7. South Africa next’s game, against France, will be played on Thursday. Immediately after the restart they signalled their intention to take the game to South Africa in the second half by working an excellent try, scored by Elliot Stooke and converted by Henry Slade, to make it 21-14. The Baby Boks’ reply was almost instant as towering flanker Jacques du Plessis crashed over for a try, which Robert du Preez converted, to make it 28-14. DisallowedThen, a wonderful counter-attack by South Africa saw Senatla sent clear for his third try, but it was disallowed after a linesman signalled a high tackle from a South African to the referee, and what would have been a comfortable 35-14 lead became a far less convincing 28-17 advantage after Slade landed the resulting kick at goal. Coach Dawie Theron’s charges dominated the first 20 minutes of the contest and despite a couple of missed penalties raced into a 21-0 lead, with Seabelo Senatla, the scorer of four tries against the USA, going over for two more against the English. Buoyed, England forced the defending champions onto the back foot and Henry Purdy went over for another try for the men in white, but Du Preez landed a further penalty to ensure a South African win. “It really came down to it in the end. The last few plays we were really going for it but South Africa pulled away and won.” The tournament format sees three groups of four teams competing for places in the semi-finals. The group winners plus the next best finisher from the three groups go through to the final four. With two wins out of two, South Africa is pretty much assured of a place in the semis. In their first outing, South Africa overran the USA 97-0 and next face hosts France, losers by 30 points to six in their first match against England, and 45-3 winners over the USA on Sunday. “I am disappointed that we did not keep our discipline in the second half, but there were also some decisions made which were out of our control and influenced the play in the second half. We will now regroup and prepare for our next match against France, who will no doubt be a difficult customer in front of their home fans.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more