Pasadena’s Public Safety Committee to See Presentation on Facial Recognition Software

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You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe [UPDATE Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. ] Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting has been canceled, a city official told Pasadena Now minutes ago.“The Public Safety Committee meeting tomorrow is being canceled due to lack of quorum,” said Pasadena Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian.At that meeting, the Pasadena Police Department was scheduled to hold presentations on the department’s facial recognition software and 2019 Use of Force incidents. Those presentations will occur at a later date.]In a presentation on Wednesday, Pasadena Police Cpl. Thomas Blanchard will update the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on the department’s use of facial recognition software.The department currently uses two forms of the software: Vigilant, which stores mug shots from across the nation and LACRIS, which primarily uses mug shots from LA County and other jurisdictions that participate.The presentation describes the software as an “Investigative tool only,” that “cannot be used a sole basis for arrest.”The county system has helped detectives in 30 cases, according to Grisafe. So far, the Vigilant system has produced no hits.The software maps an individual’s facial features mathematically and stores the data as a faceprint. The software uses deep learning algorithms to compare a live capture of digital image to store the face print in order to verify an individual’s identity.“The Police Department will provide an overview of the facial recognition software utilized by the police department,” said Police Department Spokesperson William Grisafe.“This software, which provides only an investigatory lead, assists Detectives in criminal investigations where a picture of the suspect is provided, but the suspect’s identity is not known.”Assembly Bill 1215 prohibits a law enforcement agency or law enforcement officer from installing activating or using any biometric surveillance system in connection with an officer’s camera or data collected by an officer’s camera. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill last year. It will remain in effect until Jan. 1, 2023.Critics claim the software could be used to violate civil rights.In 2018, facial recognition software was used during a Taylor Swift concert at the Rose Bowl. Cameras were hidden in a display kiosk showing videos of Swift’s rehearsals, Mike Downing told Rolling Stone. Images of the faces of the concert-goers in the kiosk were sent to a facility in Nashville, where they were cross-referenced with a database containing images of Swift’s stalkers.In 2012 the San Diego Association of Governments allowed law enforcement to use Tactical Identification System software. The software focuses on unique textures and facial patterns, including ear shape, hair, skin color—using the distance between the eyes as a baseline.The software compares that data to a database containing 1.8 million images collected by the San Diego County Sheriff’s office.There were no public hearings on the software in San Diego.In Carlsbad, city officials falsely claimed that the city did not use facial recognition software when, in fact, that department had been part of a regional face recognition pilot program for a number of years. All told, 14 Carlsbad officers were using special smartphones that capture faces and match them against the county’s mug shot database. City officials could not produce policies or guidelines for the use of the devices, and had no record of how many times the devices were used. The only information they had was the user’s manual for the device.Several agencies have banned law enforcement agencies from using their databases in facial recognition software, including the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday News Feature Stories Pasadena’s Public Safety Committee to See Presentation on Facial Recognition Software Police will update the committee on current software, policies By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 | 4:44 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Sentenced to nine months on burglary charge

first_imgHAVING been earlier refused bail, a Limerickman appeared at the District Court in connection with an alleged burglary matter after he was arrested on foot of a separate bench warrant issued by the Criminal Courts of Justice at Cloverhill.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Charges of the theft of a mobile phone at Abrakebabra restaurant on O’Connell Street, on July 13, were also before the court, where it is alleged that the accused, Lee McNamara, approached the counter and stole the phone, valued at €450, after he allegedly forced open the door at 9am, while cleaning staff were working inside.On July 16 last, Gardai attended the reports of a break-in at Johnsgate Village where the defendant was spotted exiting a premises through a broken window.McNamara, aged 23, and described in court as “homeless,” was arrested by gardai and made admissions to bwweing on the premises. No property was stolen in the incident.A third charge relating to public order offences was also before the court where it was given in evidence that on June 17 last, the accused was intoxicated on Cruises Street, and was stopping members of the public asking for cigarettes. McNamara had 17 previous convictions and received an eight month prison sentence in January for Road Traffic Offences, and the unauthorised taking of a vehicle and associated charges.In mitigation for the accused, Sarah Ryan solicitor, said that her client was taking shelter from bad weather when he was seen at the address in Johnsgate and was of the belief that it was a simple trespassing charge of the unoccupied house.It was also added that the McNamara was in fact homeless, and that the address given was a family home that he did not reside at. McNamara, who was in custody since the previous Sunday, entered an early plea.Judge Eamon O’Brien jailed him for nine months. Previous articleLimerick lose bravely in Croke ParkNext articleCharges struck out against father and daughter admin Facebook Twitter Email WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Print NewsLocal NewsSentenced to nine months on burglary chargeBy admin – August 2, 2011 691 last_img read more

Deaconess Has 2nd Patient With Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

first_img3/19/2020EVANSVILLE/HENDERSON – Deaconess has received a second positive COVID-19 test result. The patient has been notified and is doing well at home, in quarantine. In this instance, the patient utilized a free Deaconess Clinic LIVE video visit, and then was sent for curbside testing, facilitated by an employee who was wearing PPE (personal protective equipment).“This is the ideal circumstance for protecting healthcare workers and other patients from COVID-19,” said Dr. Amanda Bohleber, Chief Transformation Officer, and Medical Director, Telehealth Services. “The patient never had contact with any other patients or came into any of our facilities.”Since March 7, Deaconess Clinic LIVE visits have been free, and Deaconess has been expanding capacity with more visits available daily; since the video visits became free, nearly 300 patients have received consult and triage from a Deaconess Clinic provider.“We are currently seeing 50-60 patients daily (on Deaconess Clinic LIVE), and are working fast to expand to 24/7 coverage to help see even more patients,” said Bohleber. “Due to recent national telehealth law changes, Deaconess has also been able to shift some video visits to Facetime or Google Duo calls, further enhancing our telehealth capabilities.”More information about these resources is available at LinkEmailShare last_img read more

Go Outside and Play: Hendersonville, North Carolina

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Lazy Otter Outfitters. MORNING EVENING Jump Off Rock, only 15 minutes from downtown, offers stunning sunset views. Peer into four states as the sun sinks behind the Blue Ridge. AFTERNOON Get an early start at North River Farms where DB bar D Outfitters leads half-day and full-day guided trout fishing trips on the 1,450-acre farm along the north fork of Mills River. Rainbow, brook, and brown trout are plentiful in the catch-and-release waters. Afterward, enjoy a streamside lunch. MORNING DAY ONE Next door to the Riveter, the East Coast headquarters of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beckons beer enthusiasts. The palatial brewery combines good beer, environmental stewardship, culinary creativity, and fun times. Sign up in advance for a brewery tour or take a self-guided stroll down hallways filled with memorabilia from the company’s 40-year history. Circle around the fire pit in the expansive beer garden out back and toast your time in Hendersonville. Stop by The Baker’s Box and grab a freshly made sandwich, wrap, or salad to go. Enjoy a picnic lunch at DuPont State Recreational Forest. A short hike leads to Hooker Falls or take a longer trek up to Triple and High falls. AFTERNOON Book a room at The Charleston Inn or 1898 Waverly Inn for a downtown lodging experience. The side-by-side bed and breakfasts both include historical charm and modern amenities. Walk to dinner on Main Street and choose from 25 independently owned restaurants. Don’t miss cocktails at Shine, Hendersonville’s first rooftop bar. Start the day with a relaxing paddle along the French Broad River, one of the oldest in the world. Lazy Otter Outfitters rents all the gear necessary to tube, kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard. This section of the French Broad remains largely untouched by development, so paddlers will enjoy wildlife and vegetation along the banks. DAY TWO A WEEKEND IN… Feature Image: Sierra Nevada Brewery is one of 16 craft producer on the Henderson County Cheers! Trail. Photo by Sam Dean. Dupont Triple Falls. Photo by Bill Russ. Surrounded by Pisgah National Forest and minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hendersonville beckons travelers looking to disconnect from daily worries and reconnect with each other and the natural world. Just south of busy Asheville, the vibrant mountain town of Hendersonville delivers its own blend of arts and culture, outdoor adventure, and creative craft beverage producers. Hendersonville, North Carolina EVENING Facebook: VisitHendersonvilleNC | Instagram: VisitHendersonvilleNCVISITHENDERSONVILLENC.COM The new Riveter gym combines an extensive climbing facility and bike park under one roof. With more than 16,000 square feet of climbing terrain, a multi-feature covered bike track, yoga studio and fitness area, Riveter accommodates whatever exercise gets you moving.last_img read more

One word, without hesitation

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I was in the beautiful state of Alabama yesterday kicking off a full day of training.I met the EVP/COO of the credit union. She had worked there 39 years. She started as a secretary, and just kept getting promoted.We chatted for ten minutes or so. And then I asked her this.Looking back at your time at the credit union, what was the one attribute that was most important in a new employee – one that signaled the best potential?She didn’t even hesitate.“Attitude,” she said.It shouldn’t have surprised me. I’ve heard that so many times.In fact, I wrote that Southwest seeks candidates with a warrior’s spirit. The other two traits Southwest seeks? A servant’s heart, and fun-loving. Seems like they are after a certain attitude! continue reading »last_img read more

Capitalizing on credit card growth

first_img 54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Butterfield The opportunities for credit union loan growth haven’t been this good for a very long time. According to the CUNA Mutual March 2017 Trends Report[1] (January 2017 data), overall, credit union loan balances rose 0.9 percent in January (better than the 0.4-percent pace reported in January 2016) and 11.5 percent during the past 12 months. Credit union seasonally-adjusted annualized loan growth reached 12.8 percent in January of 2017 – the fastest pace since January of 2000.For many credit unions, loan growth opportunities are found in abundance among existing members and a record number of new credit union members. CUNA reported in its 2016 year-end report[2] that membership in U.S. credit unions increased by 4.1 percent in 2016 overall. When compared to previous calendar year results, this is the fastest growth seen since 1986. U.S. credit unions now report 108.2 million members – a total which is equal to slightly more than a third (33.5 percent) of the country’s population.Growing credit union loan balances reflect an abundance of opportunity in the market today – is your team making the most of these opportunities and finding the optimum amount of success? For those of you looking to make more of these market opportunities (while they last), I offer the following thoughts.Be prepared, and take advance of peak credit card spend timeOverall, credit card spends increases from lows during the first quarter and then peaks annually during the fourth quarter. The chart below illustrates this trend back to 2014.Smart credit unions are preparing now to make the most of this strong opportunity in fourth-quarter 2017. Here are a few suggestions to help you capitalize on what will likely be a very strong year of credit-card activity.First, don’t rely on best guesses, or what you believe others are doing. Use trustworthy data that is relevant to your membership and target market. Trusted sources like Experian have created powerful card spend[1] algorithms, built from credit data, to help credit unions find the best opportunities. This data can help your team:Target high-spending members with your very best offerAssign the credit limit your members need and wantAssign the right APR to make sure you maximize interest and interchange incomeRetain profitable cards and identify those members who provide new opportunityMy experience is that many credit unions miss the boat when it comes to capturing the larger credit-card opportunity. High-performing credit unions are using the best-trended data to have a better understanding of their members, and customizing the product features and offer. Successful card programs are built upon a lot more than a low rate and reward program. Smart credit-union marketers know which members are likely to be Rate Surfers, Balance Revolvers, Transactors, Consolidators, Non-active, or Seasonal users. Card experts know how to present the right card product to the right member at the right time.Why it mattersPortfolio expert and Director Jason Dietrich of Experian’s Global Consulting Practice reports that year-over-year growth for national banks in credit cards is at a higher clip than credit unions: 12 percent for national banks versus 9 percent for credit unions (balance growth). National banks are credit unions’ primary card competitor in the market. This identifies an opportunity to revisit the way credit unions approach their card portfolios, and to take steps to maintain and grow their card share versus national banks.When asked to identify one thing credit unions should be focused on when it comes to managing their card portfolio, Mr. Dietrich replied, “retention.” Good retention activity requires a view toward retaining both spend and balance, aligned toward the needs of individual members. It’s very important that on the balance retention side, credit unions stay in touch with members who are showing the need or desire to consolidate debt, or who have significant revolving balance elsewhere at rates higher than the credit union can offer. Getting an offer for a balance transfer to them in a timely manner is important for balance capture and retention. And for retaining spend, the foundation for effective retention comes from identifying which members use credit cards primarily for spend rather than to revolve. For these members, ensure that proactive steps are taken to make your card product the most attractive one for that purpose. Several tactics are proven effective in achieving these goals, but it all starts with proper and timely identification of member needs.Who knows what tomorrow’s loan-growth opportunities will be. Let’s each win as many of these opportunities as we can TODAY. Be assured that your toughest competitors are using the best data, analytics, and marketing strategies to beat YOU in the market. You can take that to the bank.You’re strongly encouraged to assess your credit-card portfolio strategies. Make sure you are using the very best tools to make the most of today’s opportunities while they exist.[1] Scott is the Principal of Your Credit Union Partner, PLLC.Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 100 credit unions located throughout … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Vive La Défense

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Bulldogs Results At EIAC Wrestling Meet

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs traveled to East Central high school to participate in the annual EIAC wrestling meet.  Due to many injuries and forfeits the Bulldogs were only able to send eight wrestlers to participate in the fourteen weight classes. This amount of forfeits given up by Batesville made it a challenge to score team points throughout the day.  Despite the lack of numbers for the Bulldogs, the individual wrestlers battled through the tough competition which will help them get ready for the Sectionals just one week away.Freshman JT Linkel led the team finishing in 4th place in the 132 lb class.  JT started his day by beating his Rushville opponent by pin in the first period which gave him a huge amount of confidence.  The next opponent was last year’s 132 lb conference champion Stevie Browning of Franklin County.  Browning was able to use experience to edge out JT by a score of 5-1 sending Linkel to the consolation brackets.  Showing his determination, Linkel bounced back beating his Connersville opponent in the third period by a pin setting him up for a 3rd and 4th place match.  Linkel’s final match of the day faced him off against a tough Greensburg opponent.  The match ended in a 9-1 decision with Greensburg on top giving JT a 4th place finish.unior Jackson Wooldridge in the 138 lb class had a good showing for the Bulldogs as well. The Batesville Junior finished the day in 5th place and ended his day with a nice pin against a tough Greensburg opponent.Other placers for the Batesville include a pair of freshman, Conner Batchelor (145 lb class) and Max Fouth (285 lb class) both ended in 6th place.  Jonah Chase, Chris Schene, Nick Schneider, and Drew Garbarini also participated in the meet gaining some valuable experience.Team results: 1st – Franklin County, 2nd – Lawrenceburg, 3rd – East Central, 4th – South Dearborn, 5th – Greensburg, 6th – Rushville, 7th – Connersville, 8th – Batesville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

Mignolet: Reds not discussing final

first_img Press Association “After the Arsenal and Manchester United games we didn’t have much time to think about getting back to positive ways. “Blackburn was a massive game and we needed to respond. “It wasn’t easy after the disappointment at Arsenal but the lads picked themselves up and we managed to get the result that everyone wanted. “There is still a lot to play for. The only thing that we can do is take every game as it comes. “When you are at Liverpool, you know you have to win every single game. “After the results against Arsenal and Manchester United, we knew there was going to be criticism. You have to accept that. “The only thing you can do is respond and we did that.” “Nobody is talking about it. Stevie is the first one to acknowledge that,” said Mignolet. “He is the first one to acknowledge that we can’t have any extra pressure on the team. “He won’t let us think in a different way. We just want to focus on Villa and the games before that. “Before we speak about the final, we have got to get through the semi-final and the only thing we can keep in mind now is how to get past Villa. Then we will see what comes. Villa will be tough.” While Liverpool have booked their first Wembley appearance since 2012, when they went there three times on the way to lifting the League Cup and finishing FA Cup runners-up, Mignolet accepts it will count for nothing if they do not make the next step. However, after back-to-back Premier League defeats he insists they cannot afford to allow the semi-final to distract their focus from Monday’s visit of Newcastle. “We are pleased to get to the semi-final. Once it is semi-final time we will make sure we are ready but everything comes step by step and Newcastle is next,” he said. “We are pleased with what we did against Blackburn but the next focus is the league. Gerrard turns 35 on the day of the Wembley showpiece on May 30, which could be his final Liverpool appearance before heading off to Major League Soccer for a new career with the LA Galaxy. Liverpool took a step closer to that scenario by booking a semi-final against Aston Villa next weekend with a narrow 1-0 replay victory over Blackburn on Wednesday, but it is not a subject for discussion within the dressing room. Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists no-one – not least Steven Gerrard – is talking about a potential fairytale FA Cup final send-off for the Reds captain. last_img read more

USG-funded speaker event draws criticism

first_imgStudents from a variety of ideologies are coming together in protest of the Undergraduate Student Government’s decision to provide funding to help bring a controversial speaker to campus Thursday.Students for Justice in Palestine has arranged to host Norman Finkelstein as part of Palestine Awareness Week. Finkelstein has argued that some Jews have exploited the Holocaust and his appearance on campus has raised eyebrows. Students are more concerned, however, about the source of funding for the event than about the event itself.SJP submitted an application to USG’s Discretionary Funding Board for money to help bring Finkelstein to campus. The application met USG’s guidelines, and SJP was granted the requested funds. The Discretionary Funding Board money comes from the student programming fee — the $55.50 fee each student pays every semester.Student organizations, including ’SC Students for Israel, College Democrats, College Republicans and several others, wrote and submitted a letter to USG expressing concern that USG was using student activity money to fund as controversial a speaker as Finkelstein, who they called a Holocaust-denier outside the realm of academia.“We’re very opposed to him receiving USC money for his visit,” said Lauren Korbatov, director of public relations for College Republicans. “It’s like bringing a guy that said slavery never happened in the United States.”Korbatov and others noted that they are not against freedom of speech; they simply disagree with the use of student funds in sponsoring some events.“We support freedom of speech but we don’t support funding a speaker like this,” said Aaron Perman, vice president of College Democrats.Shanel Melamed, president of ’SC Students for Israel, echoed this sentiment.“My concern is that we go to a truly amazing school,” she said. “The money that we pay for the school and the student activity fee should be going toward civilized academic discussion … how can the school fund a speaker that supports violence against Israelis?”Ashwin Appiah, USG’s treasurer, said USG makes funding decisions based on a set of guidelines, and Finkelstein’s visit met all the requirements.“We stay neutral in the events that we fund,” Appiah said. “We do not judge on content. Every student deserves this money as much as the other.”The issue was brought to the attention of the Office of Student Affairs, but Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Jackson said he was not involved in the decision to fund the event.“It is not up to me, for example, to censor a program that our student government has agreed that they want to support,” Jackson said. “I’ve never censored a student event, and I’m not going to start now … Students would be very mad at me.”Marwa Katbi, a member of SJP, said the group considered a number of speakers before choosing Finkelstein.“He’s a speaker who can provide students with a different perspective on the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflicts from what people normally hear,” she said.Finkelstein will speak about the contents of his latest book, This Time We Went Too Far, about the most recent massacre in Gaza and the different pressures within the Jewish community that challenge racist policies in Israel. Katbi said she hopes students will come out to hear the talk.“With issues of controversy, it would be unfortunate if this opportunity to learn was bypassed for the comfort and convenience of the community,” Katbi said.SJP expects about 100 attendees and has talked to university officials about preparing for any protests or acts of opposition, Katbi said. Though Finkelstein requests security not be present at his lectures, Department of Public Safety officials are aware of the situation and are prepared to intervene as needed.Students not involved in the event or the protest expressed mixed feelings about whether or not USG should use the student programming fee to fund controversial events and speakers.Melissa Gish, a junior majoring in chemistry, suggested that USG sponsor a debate to ensure views on both sides of the issue are heard.Others, however, said they do not think USG should judge the content of events looking for funding.“I think you can’t discriminate based on a person’s opinion,” said Swade Geiger, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. “It’s up to us whether or not we listen to what he says. We give [USG] our right to decide who comes.”USG has since responded to the letter from the student groups, explaining  in an e-mail USG’s procedure for granting student organizations funding. But Melamed felt the e-mail was an “informal response” to their letter and did not address her concerns.“For the school to fund an individual who is going to stand there and say that it’s OK for me to be killed is really, really scary, and I myself, I’m getting scared for my security,” Melamed said.Correction: The original version of this article included an unattributed claim that Norman Finkelstein is said to be a Holocaust denier. Finkelstein has argued that some Jews have exploited the Holocaust, but he is not a Holocaust denier.last_img read more