The less than graceful art of tracking state privacy legislation

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr New privacy legislation is appearing, disappearing, mutating and reappearing at a rate that boggles the mind. As soon as you wrap your arms around one proposal, it gets dumped and a new proposal or state commission on privacy law appears in its place. Trying to keep tabs on what is happening across the country results in a fair amount of flailing of the hands, sweatiness and panicky faces. Or is that just me?A Snap-Shot of the Current State of PlayTo help credit unions stay on top of privacy legislation that might be important to them, here is a brief snap-shot of what the state of play is as of today.Florida’s S1670 /HB 963: These companion bills do not go as far as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), but would still be the state’s first omnibus privacy laws. The legislation does contain an exemption for institutions that must comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). It does not contain a private right of action. The bills have been introduced and are currently in committee. continue reading »last_img read more

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Skaneateles boys hockey blanks Whitesboro, Oswego

first_imgOn the night that the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team traveled to Whitesboro, the latest edition of the state Division II rankings was released.As was the case all season, the Lakers were on top thanks to its 9-0-1 record, but Whitesboro wasn’t far behind, its 10-2 record worthy of a no. 4 ranking, two spots ahead of no. 6 Clinton.So the implication was that Skaneateles, who won 2-0 at Clinton on Jan. 10, would have just as much of a challenge, if not more so, against that other high-quality group of Warriors.It didn’t turn out that way.Controlling matters from start to finish, the Lakers handled Whitesboro 5-0, assuming a two-goal margin before the first period was done and then adding to it.Leading the way, Cole Heintz and Charlie Russell each scored twice, while Jack Henry earned a goal and two assists. Drew Henderson, Jacob French, Charlie Major, Garrett Krieger and Brendan Powers had one assist apiece.And all of this was supported by a terrific Lakers defense that, just like it did against Clinton, smothered Whitesboro, holding it to 14 shots, all stopped by Chad Lowe.Back home for a game at Allyn Arena for the first time in nearly two weeks, Skaneateles faced Oswego last Friday and earned its third consecutive shutout, blanking the Buccaneers 6-0.Steadily producing throughout the night, the Lakers had Krieger and Henry each scored twice, Krieger adding two assists as Lowe earned three assists.Major also earned two assists, with Ruseell and Heintz each netting single goals and Heintz adding an assist. Lowe only had to make 10 saves.Meanwhile, in girls ice hockey, Skaneateles returned from a 1-1 road trip the previous weekend for its own game against Oswego last Tuesday night.These Bucs edged the Lakers 4-3, the game scoreless until Oswego fought its way to a 2-1 second-period advantage and then matched what Skaneateles produced in the final period.Oswego’s four goals came from four different players – Nealy Pippin, Jordan Caroccio, Ashley St. John and Katie Fierro. Pippin and Fierro both added assists as Bucs goalie Ashley Finch stopped 25 of the Lakers’ 28 shots.Meeting Ithaca on Thursday, the Lakers honored its senior players and then got a much-needed 2-1 win over the Little Red, improving upon a 1-1 tie when those teams first met on Dec. 20.They were scoreless until the second period, when the Lakers inched out in front 1-0, ultimately getting another goal in the third period to match Ithaca’s lone tally from Kayla Smartwood.Grace Kush and Olivia Cox earned those goals, with Rebecca Cain picking up an assist. Tough all night in the net, Isabelle Wells stopped 23 of the Little Red’s 24 shots.A night later, Skaneateles met Clinton with a chance to get back to the .500 mark, but was shut out 3-0 by a Warriors team that limited them to 11 shots which Hailey Millington stopped.Evie Sheridan was back in the net for Skaneateles and gained 28 saves. Clinton’s three goals came from three different players – Ariel Williamson, Briana Rockwood and Hailey Kwiatkowski.With its 11-0-1 record, the Skaneateles boys would visit Cortland-Homer on Tuesday and is home Thursday night to face Fayetteville-Manlius.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: ice hockeyskaneateleslast_img read more

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The Origins of Mother’s Day

first_imgMotherhood has been celebrated since ancient times. The ancient Greeks paid homage to Rhea, the Mother of Gods; and there are records of the ancient Romans worshiping a mother Goddess known as Cybele as early as 260 BC. Tradition began in 1600sFestivals took place in the spring which was the most fertile time of the year. The more modern way of honoring mothers began in England in the 1600s where Mothering Sunday was observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This day is also known as ‘Refreshment Sunday,’ the only day when you are allowed to eat or do whatever you have given up for Lent. Not surprisingly, families came together and took the opportunity to party with a big meal at which mother was treated as the guest of honor. Traditionally, mothers were given posies of flowers and a cake. Mother’s Day replaced Mothering SundayThe term ‘Mothering Sunday’ has now fallen into disuse and has mostly been replaced by ‘Mother’s Day,’ which is used the world over.In the US, there were several attempts to introduce a Mother’s Day as a way to celebrate peace and heal the scars of war. Julia Ward, who wrote the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, suggested the idea in 1872. But the idea didn’t really take off until Anna Jarvis campaigned for the establishment of a Mother’s Day to commemorate her own mother who died in 1905. Ward’s mother herself had tried to establish a similar holiday, Mother’s Friendship Day, to heal the pain of the Civil War.First US Mother’s Day in 1907The first Mother’s Day in the US was held in 1907, when Julia Ward held a ceremony to honor her mother. She then successfully campaigned for a formal holiday to honor mothers and by 1911 most states had taken up the idea. This was followed in 1914 by a declaration by President Woodrow Wilson that Mother’s Day should be celebrated as a national holiday on the second Sunday in May. The idea quickly spread to Canada and Mexico and many more countries throughout the world.The commercialization of Mother’s Day quickly followed, much to the disgust of Anna Jarvis who was arrested in 1923 at a Mother’s Day festival for trying to stop women selling flowers. Ironically Anna Jarvis campaigned for many years against the commercialization of Mother’s Day, the day she had worked so hard to establish.Although she had no children of her own, each Mother’s Day, Anna received hundreds of cards from all over the world. Anna Jarvis died in 1948.Source: ArticlesFactory.comlast_img read more

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