19 Dec

Art. V Tech Board sets plans for permanent court computer panel

first_imgArt. V Tech Board sets plans for permanent court computer panel October 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Art. V Tech Board sets plans for permanent court computer panel Jan Pudlow Senior Editor The Florida Bar should have a voice on the 11-member governance board of the permanent statewide group charged to oversee an integrated court computer system, and the Florida Supreme Court chief justice should appoint its chair.Those were among the recommendations of the Article V Technology Board, chaired by Second Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Charlie Francis, when the legislative-appointed committee met recently.Made up of a cross-section of the tech-savvy from a variety of court users, the board has a January 2006 deadline for its final report to the legislature. The proposed permanent board, if approved by the legislature, would pick up where they leave off.The permanent board’s mission is to advise the legislature, governor, and chief justice about security, access, and compliance issues involving a court computer system that talks to state computers. The integrated system would allow judges and other officers of the court to access information from state attorneys, public defenders, clerks, sheriffs, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Department of Children and Families, and Department of Juvenile Justice.Board member Doug Mannheimer, a Tallahassee lawyer in private practice, noted that “The Florida Bar comes unbiased and doesn’t have an interagency bias.”Judge Francis added his support for a Florida Bar appointee.“They are the only ones looking at the civil aspect, which is 60 to 70 percent of the data in the courts, with family law, civil, and probate,” Francis said.“You need someone to raise issues of the practitioners in the civil division. What about child and family workers and attorneys that work in different agencies that are not law enforcement? How does this fit into their practices? Bar members have to speak up. If I am in private practice and not court-appointed to a case, should I have the same access?”The recommended members of the permanent statewide board are appointees by the following:• Florida Supreme Court• The Florida Bar• Florida Association of Counties• Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptroller• Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association• Florida Public Defender Association• Florida Sheriffs Association• Speaker of the House• Senate President• Governor• Criminal Justice Information System Council.“The statewide board makeup was the most significant step we made,” Judge Francis said of the August meeting that also included an intriguing presentation on a security solution called “digital birth certificates” from Ken Aull, of the Northrup Grumman Group. And Jon Mills recapped the highlights of a final report of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Privacy and Court Records that he chaired. (See September 1 News for story on that committee’s final report.)A video of the complete August 19 meeting is available to watch online at www.articlevtechboard.state.fl.us.Noting that consensus was easily reached on the governance board, generally reflecting the makeup of the current Article V Tech Board, Francis added: “I think it acknowledges that the group felt comfortable with the people we have worked with.”Other suggestions include staggered terms for board members to keep continuity of institutional knowledge, quarterly reports, and a permanent paid staff.The board recommended that there be 20 circuit boards that would report to the statewide board.The big — and potentially contentious — issue of how to fund the statewide board and an integrated court computer system will be tops on the agenda when the Article V Tech Board was set to meet in Tallahassee on September 23, after this News went to press.last_img read more

18 Dec

What to do when a security breach hits the headlines

first_imgThe number of U.S. merchant security breaches has steadily increased in recent years, presenting challenges for financial institutions, merchants and consumers alike. In fact, while only the largest incidents make headlines, NBC News and the Credit Union National Association have reported that more than 1,500 data security breaches occurred in 2014 alone, exposing more than one billion data records.Consider also that the widely publicized 2013 Target security breach cost credit unions well over $30 million, according to CUNA’s estimates. And that figure doesn’t even factor in the millions of new credit and debit cards credit unions had to issue in the months that followed.So while nationwide adoption of advanced security technologies such as EMV and tokenization will help stem the tide of this troubling trend, the reality is that security breaches will continue to occur, negatively impacting credit unions and their members.“When responding to a large merchant security breach, every minute counts,” said Tim Weaver, product manager – core products for CO-OP Financial Services. “The very first thing credit unions need to do is locate all member cards that are potentially compromised, and that requires immediate access to the right data.” continue reading » 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

24 Sep

Milan Teen Injured In Scooter Accident

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY – A teenager was injured in a scooter accident on Spades Road Friday.Austin T. King, 17, of Milan was traveling north on the road just before 3 p.m. when investigators say the scooter left the road, lost control and slid into a creek rock driveway retaining wall. King suffered head trauma and facial lacerations.Dispatchers said King was transported to Margaret Mary Health and later flown to a different hospital for medical treatment.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by Milan Police, Sunman Police, Ripley County Medic, Sunman Rescue 20, Sunman Fire Department and Stat Flight PHI.last_img read more

14 May

Schwartzman and Pella advance to semifinals in Buenos Aires

first_imgUruguayan tennis participant Pablo Cuevas beat the Spaniard Albert Ramos and certified to the quarterfinals of the Argentine Open, in addition to the locals Juan Ignacio Londero, Diego Schwartzman and Guido Pella.Cuevas received 6-4, 4-6 and 6-4 and in the following occasion will play in opposition to Schwartzman, that at daybreak on Friday he received his compatriot Federico Delbonis 6-3, 4-6 and 6-2.Pella beat Argentine Argentine Facundo Bagnis by 7 (7) – (2) 6, 6 (2) -7 (7) and 6-4. In quarters he’ll face Londero, who eradicated the Serbian Laslo Djere by beating him by 6 (3) -7 (7), 6-2 and 6-1.The opposite matches of the quarterfinals will probably be performed by the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in opposition to the Portuguese Pedro Sousa and the Serbian Dusan Lajovic in opposition to the Norwegian Casper Ruud.The Argentine Open, which is performed on clay on the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership, will finish this Sunday.last_img read more

28 Dec

DONEGAL FOOD CHAMPIONS INVITED TO APPLY FOR FOOD COAST BRAND

first_imgSome well-known Donegal food business owners pictured with members of staff at Donegal Local Enterprise Office at a photo shoot to highlight, that businesses in the county can now apply to join the Food Coast Network and to use the Donegal Food Coast Brand.Businesses in Donegal associated with the food sector, will soon be able to demonstrate how they champion Donegal food by applying to use the Donegal Food Coast Brand and by joining the Food Coast network.The initiative is the latest step in the roll-out of the Donegal Food Strategy and will allow businesses in Donegal to seek to obtain use of The Food Coast branding.This, says Eve-Anne McCarron, Executive with The Food Coast – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative, will permit businesses to demonstrate that they are either a Donegal-based producer or a business sourcing produce from Donegal producers. “When Donegal Local Enterprise Office launched The Food Coast – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative – the object was to support development, growth and raise awareness of Donegal’s food sector.Now the initiative is on track to further raise awareness of food from within the county – through the launch of The Food Coast Brand – giving local enterprises an opportunity to clearly demonstrate that they champion Donegal food,” she said.Eve-Anne explained that Businesses in Donegal, can now seek to obtain use of The Food Coast branding and she believes there is already a strong desire among those working in the food-sector in the county to highlight their pride in Donegal produce.“The initiative aims to assist the food and drink producers and manufacturers of the region, the retailers supplying local produce and the hospitality outlets working with locally sourced ingredients. By contacting Donegal Local Enterprise Office – Primary producers, Value Added Processors, Retailers, Restaurants and Food Service Businesses – can all now apply to use the Food Coast Brand and to join the Food Coast Network.”Strict criteria will apply, but the Food Coast executive says she believes the new branding will be much-coveted among those working across the spectrum of the food sector in Donegal.“In a short space of time, The Food Coast has become a central platform for establishing Donegal as a “Food County” – a place with a vibrant food culture and food economy.Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Donegal County Council are keen to ensure that The Food Coast – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative – continues to create employment and contributes to sustaining the county’s local economy,” Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely said.Anyone seeking further information on the Food Coast Brand can contact Eve-Anne at [email protected] or call 07491 60735 DONEGAL FOOD CHAMPIONS INVITED TO APPLY FOR FOOD COAST BRAND was last modified: August 26th, 2015 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)Tags:donegalFOOD COAST NETWORKlast_img read more