Credit bureau data security focus of next week’s Senate Banking hearing

first_imgThe Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday on consumer data security at the credit bureaus in further follow-up to the Equifax data breach, which affected potentially more than 145 million Americans. NAFCU continues to advocate for a strong national data security standard.The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Tuesday.During the Oct. 17 hearing, Andrew Smith, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, will testify on behalf of the Consumer Data Industry Association, which has the mission of educating the public, legislators and regulators about responsible use of consumer data. Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, is also set to testify on the importance of upholding consumers’ right to privacy.In addition to obtaining personal information – including Social Security numbers – of 145.5 million Americans, Equifax recently announced hackers gained access to driver’s license information of almost 11 million U.S. consumers. Reports indicate this will likely lead to more fraudulent activity, as driver’s license information is often used to verify a person’s identity when disputing credit-report information. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Odfjell Tanker Spills Oil in Rotterdam after Collision

first_imgSome 217 tons of heavy fuel oil (HFO) were spilled at the Port of Rotterdam from the chemical tanker Bow Jubail after the ship collided with a jetty.Bow Jubail made contact with the jetty and accidentally ruptured the hull, the vessel’s operator, Odfjell, said. The incident occurred on June 23 at about 13:40 local time while the tanker was on its way to the assigned berth for loading.The company added that mitigating actions were immediately taken to limit the spill, both by the vessel’s crew and by resources from shore.“The leakage was stopped, and there is no risk of further spills,” Odfjell informed.The 37,499 dwt vessel was not loaded with cargo at the time of the incident, and there were no reports of injuries to the personnel.Bow Jubail, which is currently moored at the Botlek terminal, has a total personnel of 29, of which 27 Filipinos and two Scandinavians.“Odfjell regrets the unfortunate incident and takes this matter very seriously. Together with GARD, Odfjell cooperates closely with Dutch Authorities to ensure that necessary resources are available in taking the required actions and mitigate consequences of the oil spill.”last_img read more

Four IMCA divisions run at Abilene Ice Breaker special

first_imgABILENE, Texas – The 2017 running of the Abilene Speedway Ice Breaker is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, with four IMCA divisions on the program each evening.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds run for $700 to win each night, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods for $600, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.IMCA Speedway Moors Weekly Racing national, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded for both draw/redraw programs.The pits open at 4 p.m., hot laps are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., hot laps are from 5-6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.Overnight accommodations with racer’s rates are available at Motel 6, 325 672-8462, or the Whitten Inn, 800 588-5050.Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.More information about the Ice Breaker, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Showtime Signs & Designs and NAPA Auto Parts, can be directed to promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800.Additional information is also posted on Facebook.last_img read more

NFL news and notes: Bradley Chubb has torn ACL; Vontaze Burfict suspended for season

first_imgRamsey was missing in action last week, first due to flu-like symptoms, then because of a back injury, then he was absent for the birth of his second child. He also missed Sunday’s win over the Broncos, leaving doubt that he’ll play at Carolina in Week 5, though it will depend if he returns to practicce this week.One video you have to seePatrick Mahomes will have a tiny little superfan cheering him on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.This girl’s reaction to getting @Chiefs tickets for her 10th birthday is precious 🤗Now she’ll get to see her favorite player, @PatrickMahomes!(via @5young3)— ESPN (@espn) September 30, 2019Monday’s tweet of the dayRetired Browns lineman Joe Thomas is impressed by Nick Chubb’s wheels.That’s receiver speed!! 😳😳wow!✈️— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) September 30, 2019 Another week, another season-ending injury for a key player.On the other hand, one young quarterback is feeling healhy enough to start his comeback campaign. We dive into the top headlines from Monday in this edition of NFL news and notes. Three things that matterBradley Chubb out with torn ACLIt doesn’t get much worse for the winless Broncos, but somehow it did Monday when it was revealed the linebacker has a partially torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. Chubb actually returned to Sunday’s game against the Jaguars with the injury, but will now need surgery to repair the damage.”He felt good enough to come back in and actually, he played that last series pretty damn well,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio told reporters. “He was as surprised as anybody, I think, this morning when he woke up feeling the way he did. It’s a huge loss. He’s one of our better players, obviously. He’s a tempo setter, great player, great person, leader — all that.”Chubb, Denver’s fifth-overall pick in 2018, had his first sack and forced fumble of the season in Week 4.NFL suspends Vontaze Burfict rest of seasonMaybe the Raiders linebacker will get the message this time, considering it’s the longest suspension for an on-field act in NFL history. Burfict’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle during Sunday’s game in Indianapolis drew a penalty for unnecessary roughness that resulted in an ejection, and the league was quick to ban him for the rest of 2019.The 29-year-old Burfict has a long history of illegal hits, and if the season-long suspension is upheld, he will have been suspended for a total of 22 games in his career. Those absences and additional fines incurred will have also cost him more than $5 million in salary.Mitchell Trubisky won’t need surgeryThe Bears quarterback was hurt on the team’s sixth play of the game Sunday when he was hit and fumbled the ball, but will reportedly avoid surgery after an MRI on Monday revealed a dislocated left shoulder with a slight labrum tear.While a definitive timeline for his return has yet to be determined, the team has faith in backup quarterback Chase Daniel should Trubisky be sidelined for an extended period.”That’s why Chase is here,” Nagy told reporters. “We’ll prepare for both guys, and I’ll know more (later). Again, our game plan is not going to change a whole lot. If Chase is the guy, we’re going to do things that Chase does well. If it’s Mitch, then we’ll continue to keep doing things with him. I’ll never get to a point where I’m frozen because I don’t know what to do. We’ll just keep growing.”Two things that don’t matterSam Darnold cleared for non-contact drillsThe Jets quarterback has been out since Sept. 12 with mononucleosis and the team had hoped he would be healthy enough to return after the team’s Week 4 bye, but his availability won’t be determined until later this week.In the meantime, Jets coach Adam Gase said Darnold’s status remains “up in the air” and he has yet to rule him out. Darnold has not lifted, run or thrown since being diagnosed with the illness, so he’ll ramp up workouts this week but won’t be able to participate in full practice, hinting his return could be pushed back another week.Jaguars turned down two first-round picks for Jalen RamseyAnother week has come and gone, but the disgruntled cornerback remains on the roster even after requesting a trade. It was reported that Jacksonville had the chance to move on, but wouldn’t settle for a pair of first-round picks offered from an unidentified team.last_img read more