“This more or less legalizes the NSA program,” said Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies in Washington, who has studied the new legislation. Previously, the government needed search warrants approved by a special intelligence court to eavesdrop on telephone conversations, e-mail messages and other electronic communications between individuals inside the United States and people overseas, if the government conducted the surveillance inside the United States. Today, most international telephone conversations to and from the United States are conducted over fiber-optic cables, and the most efficient way for the government to eavesdrop on them is to latch on to giant telecommunications switches located in the United States. By changing the legal definition of what is considered “electronic surveillance,” the new law allows the government to eavesdrop on those conversations without warrants – through those giant switches – as long as the target of the government’s surveillance is a person who is “reasonably believed” to be overseas. For example, if a person in Indianapolis calls someone in London, the National Security Agency can eavesdrop on that conversation without a warrant, as long as the NSA’s target is the person in London. Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman, said Sunday in an interview that the new law goes beyond fixing the foreign-to-foreign problem, potentially allowing the government to listen to Americans calling overseas. But he said that the objective of the new law is to give the government greater flexibility in focusing on foreign suspects overseas, not to go after Americans. “It’s foreign – that’s the point,” Fratto said. “What you want to make sure is that you are getting the foreign target.” The legislation to change the surveillance act was rushed through both the House and Senate in the last days before the August recess. The administration’s push for the change was driven in part by a still-classified ruling earlier this year by the special intelligence court, which said the government needed to seek court-approved warrants to monitor those international calls going through American switches.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush signed into law on Sunday legislation that broadly expanded the government’s authority to eavesdrop on the international telephone calls and e-mail messages of American citizens without warrants. Congressional aides and others familiar with the details of the law said that its impact goes far beyond the small fixes that administration officials had said were needed to gather information about foreign terrorists. They say seemingly subtle changes in legislative language will sharply alter the legal limits on the government’s ability to monitor millions of phone calls and e-mail messages going in and out of the United States. They also say that the new law provides the first legal framework for much of the warrantless surveillance that was being conducted in secret by the National Security Agency and outside the Foreign Intelligence Surveilliance Act, the 1978 law that is supposed to regulate the way the government can monitor the private communications of U.S. citizens.
CLICK HERE TO STREAM MANCHESTER UNITED V SOUTHAMPTON LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 16:30GMTManchester United and Southampton clash to win the first silverware of the 2016/17 season on Sunday afternoon, with the EFL Cup final LIVE on talkSPORT.The Red Devils beat Hull City over two legs in the semi-finals to reach Wembley, with Southampton impressively overcoming Liverpool.Jose Mourinho has three times won the competition – all with Chelsea – and the Portuguese will be looking to claim his first trophy as United boss.The Saints only major honour – the 1976 FA Cup – was won against the Old Trafford club, and the last time they appeared at Wembley was for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final against Carlisle in 2010.So, who has been selected for the clash? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…Confirmed line-ups:Manchester United XI: de Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo, Ander Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Martial, IbrahimovicSubstitutes: Rooney, Carrick, Blind, Young, Rashford, Romero, FellainiSouthampton XI: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Davis, Redmond, Gabbiadini, TadicSubstitutes: Long, Rodriguez, Caceres, Boufal, Hojbjerg, McQueen, Hassen Manchester United v Southampton is LIVE on talkSPORT 1
“He’s informed me of that in the last couple of days. But there has been no official approach from any club with regards speaking to Ryan.“But if he’s moving on, as it looks likely now that Ryan has told me that, where he ends up I do not know. “We’re disappointed but we have prepared ourselves to try and deal with losing some good players and I’m confident we will get good players in.” Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has confirmed Ryan Jack will leave the club this summer but says he does not know the midfielder’s next move.The Dons captain is reaching the end of his contract at Pittodrie and will become a free agent, with reports linking him with a move to Rangers.McInnes, who was irritated by Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha discussing the player this week, said Jack had confirmed his departure recently and he would be looking to bring in a top-quality replacement.“Others seem to know more than I do, if what I’m hearing is true, but Ryan has now informed us it’s his intention to move on from Aberdeen,” McInnes said.
Salem, IN – Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning will be in Salem on Monday, October 26 at Salem High School’s presentation room to encourage baseball fans to join the newest Reds Hall of Fame Chapter, starting with the help of Reds Radio Affiliate WSLM.The new chapter will be called the Southern Indiana Reds Hall of Fame Chapter and will join other chapters, including Lexington, Indianapolis and three in Ohio. With the new Southern Indiana Chapter, there are 10 Reds Hall of Fame Chapters with more in the works. “We are so excited about setting up a new chapter in Reds Country,” said Sherry Rowland, Hall of Fame Membership Coordinator. “Reds Hall of Fame Members receive exclusive member gifts during the season which include bobble heads, and members enjoy special benefits such as 10% discount on Hall of Fame merchandise, discounts on special events, one Redsfest pass, one year admittance into the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, admittance into the National Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and more”Admission to the event in Salem is $5 for current Hall of Fame members and $15 for non-members. Non-members can join at the event and then pay the $5 member fee.For those who join the Reds Hall of Fame at this event, they will receive a 1990 Commemorative Reds World Series Ring. Rowland said the $5 or $15 Admission goes directly to support the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Find membership levels and pricing at www.redsmuseum.org or call Rowland at 513-765-7926. “We will have a small auction with an awesome item or two from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum that our guests will be able to bid on,” said Rowland. “We want this to be a great experience for fans.”Not only will you be able to get more information about the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, said WSLM Owner and General Manager Becky White, “but you’ll be able to ask Browning questions during the presentation. You’re going to be able to get an autograph from Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning!” On the night of Sept. 16, 1988, Tom Browning pitched the 13th perfect game in baseball history and the first in the history of baseball’s oldest professional team.Browning will speak for about an hour and guests will be able to sign up to participate in the silent auction on the Reds Hall of Fame items. “We encourage Reds fans from all over the WSLM listening area and Southern Indiana to participate in this new venture,” said White. “The chapter will be a way to collectively meet during the year and get together for special events.”Rowland said she needs at least 25 members to establish an official chapter of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum in Salem. An official charter listing the original members will be presented at an event in the chapter’s area, and this will hang in the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. The chapter will be listed on the Hall of Fame website page at www.redsmuseum.orgDuring the coming year, there will be a Chapter Day at the Hall of Fame which will include an exclusive event at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.All chapter members will receive membership benefits at the level at which they choose to join and the membership is valid for one year.The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum opened to the public on September 25, 2004 to honor the home of professional baseball. Spanning the history of the Cincinnati Reds from inception to modern times, the museum showcases the world’s largest public collection of Reds memorabilia and artifacts. With more than 16,000 square feet of exhibit space on two floors, the Hall of Fame is an interactive facility that focuses on both entertainment and education. The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is open year-round and is located at Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, at 100 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.WSLM 1220 AM, which is celebrating its 62nd year in broadcasting, has been a Reds Radio Affiliate since 2012. At 5000 watts, WSLM 1220 AM is filling gaps in Reds Country and bringing Reds baseball to you all year long! You can tune in for the Reds action during the pre-season and regular season as well as catching the Red Hot Stove League in the off season. WSLM 1220 AM also has hosted a stop on the Reds Caravan for the past two years and is now a regular stop on the Caravan as it makes its way through Southern Indiana into Kentucky.
Paddy McCourt wants to weave his magic to keep Finn Harps in the Premier Division – with the former Celtic winger confirmed as a Harps player this morning.BY CHRIS MCNULTY, DONEGAL SPORT HUBThe 33-year-old has been snapped up by Harps boss Ollie Horgan in what is a major coup for the Ballybofey club, who begin their 2017 season on Friday night with a home game against Cork City. McCourt, dubbed ‘The Derry Pele’, had trained with League of Ireland champions Dundalk and spent a week on the Lilywhites’ training camp in Spain, but a move to Oriel Park didn’t materialise.Harps assistant manager Paul Hegarty worked with McCourt during his time at Derry City and the 18-times capped Northern Ireland international has put pen to paper at Finn Park – a move revealed by Donegal Daily last week.“It’s a good setup here with Ollie Horgan and Paul Hegarty who are doing a good job,” McCourt said.“I’m looking forward now to being part of the squad for the new season and I want to play my part in keeping Harps in the Premier Division.” While Harps are firm relegation favourites, the addition of McCourt to a squad that has already welcomed Ciaran O’Connor, Killian Cantwell, Danny Morrissey, Harry Doherty, Caolan McAleer and Jonny Bonner, is a real statement of intent from the club.“Paddy is a very experienced player who we hope will be big asset to us for what is going to be a very tough season,” Horgan said.“Paddy has come in late so it will take him a little time to get to know the other lads.“He has that natural ability to make things happen and we will need him to produce that quality because we are going to be up against very well organized defences in this division. We hope his presence will give all at the club a bit of lift for Friday night’s game against Cork City.” McCourt ready to work his magic after Finn Harps move is confirmed was last modified: February 21st, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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) Tags:finn harpsOllie HorganPaddy McCourt
For the past several years, I do my best to visit the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to see the blooming historic peonies. With 27 beds that can contain 30 peony bushes each, exploring the Peony Garden is one of my favorite things to do in the spring. I usually go on a weekday night, when there are less crowds than the weekend.This year I chose to take an evening stroll through the garden to smell the peonies. While peonies are known for their blooms, many people aren’t aware of the different fragrances peonies have. The scents can be sweet, citrusy, spicy, or in the case of single and red peonies—no fragrance at all. Thanks to the volunteers and staff who help care for and maintain the Peony Garden, you can take a tour of the fragrant peonies (PDF). The self-guided laminated peony maps hang on a sign at the entrance to the garden, in front of beds 1 and 2. (Tip: It’s a lot easier to use the laminated map than try to navigate the PDF on a smartphone.) I had a lovely time exploring the fragrant peonies, before the evening light disappeared. The Duchesse de Nemours and Madame Colot, dating back to 1856, reminded me of the perfumes I smelled at church when I was growing up. The fragrance of several of the Chinese peonies surprised me, they had a scent that reminded me of kitchen spices. My favorite smelling peony? Mignon, which smelled like roses. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Tree Peonies in BloomWith the warm weather over the past couple weeks in southeast Michigan, our gardens are filled with color from mid-to-late spring flowers, including gorgeous deep purple lilacs, brilliant orange poppies, and the soft pink of crabapple flowers. One of my favorite spring flowers in bloom is the peony, and there’s…In “Garden”Photo of the Week: Peony Garden, Nichols ArboretumThe Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is an amazing site in the spring and early summer when the nearly 800 peonies are in bloom. I love strolling through the garden, but somehow I’ve missed visiting the past couple years. When I stopped…In “Garden”Photo of the Week: Peonies in Bloom at Nichols ArboretumOh my, what a difference a week makes! This spring I’ve had the pleasure of visiting parks and nature areas on multiple consecutive weeks, and have had a time-lapse experience for spring bird migration and spring flowers. It’s been amazing! Last week I took a spring hike at Nichols Arboretum…In “Garden”
Of course, this is also very smart social engineering. Who, after all, can resist clicking on a link that says “Don’t Click.”No matter how annoying, though, it doesn’t look like this hack does anything more nefarious than post this message to your account. We will keep this post updated as we get more information.Update I: Evan Williams just announced that Twitter is working on a fix right now and the messages have now finally stopped.Update II: As one our commenters points out below, this might also be a far simpler hack, where the hacker simply overlays on iFrame over the Twitter status update. While you think you are clicking on a link on another site, you are, in reality, clicking on the ‘Update’ button on Twitter. Looking at the screen shot above, that does indeed seem to be the case. Here is a good description of how this works in detail.Note: This was our first theory of how this hack worked – turns out, it was way simpler than this: According to Jeff Attwood, this hack could also be making use of a known security flaw called a cross-site request forgery. We are no security experts, but our understanding is that this hack spoofs a request from your browser to Twitter. This only works, as far as we can see, when a service like Twitter allows a user to perform a sensitive action without checking if the user has actually invoked this action (like posting to Twitter) him/herself. If you visit a malicious web site that is vulnerable to this hack, then the attacker can force your browser to send out a request to perform an action on your behalf without you ever knowing about it. Tags:#news#twitter#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification frederic lardinois The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Twitter is falling prey to a major security flaw right now. The service is getting swamped with messages that say: “Don’t Click” and a URL. Apparently, this hack has been around for over two weeks, but it only really took off today. If you actually click on the link while you are logged into Twitter, another “Don’t Click” message will be posted to your Twitter account, which then propagates the cycle. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI discussing leaving subjects alone in the interview room.There are many interviewers that prefer to leave their subjects alone in the interview room prior to you walking into the room so they can think about what they’ve done, they can contemplate the consequences, or wonder who the interviewer is speaking with and what decisions are being made outside of the room.Like anything, this might be a successful tactic in certain scenarios, however it’s not something that we typically recommend. Remember how mad you were the last time you made a doctor’s appointment and were left in an exam room and were waiting 15 minutes after that appointment time you originally scheduled? We don’t want to make our subjects angry or upset before we even start the interview.- Sponsor – Any time that the subject is left alone they have an opportunity to plan for the conversation when you return; or potentially create a false alibi, hide evidence that might be on their person, or strengthen the resolve to deny their actions.It’s usually a much better choice to call your subject into the room when you are ready to start the interview, and remain with the subject until the interview is completed.Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
With climate change posing new threats—more frequent forest fires, for example, and plagues of tree-killing beetles—the U.S. Forest Service is proposing to change the way it makes its management plans for national forests. The goal is to dramatically speed up the 5- to 8-year process, which is currently governed by a 1982 rule that officials describe as expensive and inefficient. The proposed draft, released yesterday, emphasizes the use of scientific evidence in creating management plans, as well as restoring forests so that they are resilient to pests and other stresses. “It’s very important that we get this [natural] system into a healthy state as quickly as possible,” says forest ecologist William Wallace Covington of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, who thinks the changes would be a positive step. Not all environmental groups agree. Some do not like the latitude given to local supervisors of forests. But Covington says what’s important is allowing supervisors to take actions, such as thinning forests, that will make the overall habitat more healthy. The Forest Service is taking public comments for 90 days. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) USDA
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