Watching the Watchers | People Stuff

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GDPR: liability risks for agents

first_imgHome » News » GDPR: liability risks for agents previous nextProptechGDPR: liability risks for agentsThe Negotiator4th April 20180385 Views As the GDPR deadline approaches, many agents don’t know what is required of them – or their software provider.As data controllers, agents are ultimately responsible for the processing of their data. However, their software providers also need to be GDPR compliant.Software providers are legally required to block access to agents’ data from 25th May 2018 if agents haven’t obtained and recorded GDPR consent. Failure to do so is a breach of GDPR as a data processor, putting agents at risk of a fine of up to £20million.Agents should ensure that their software providers are ready for the deadline.To be assured that your software platform is GDPR ready, BestAgent sets eight questions to ask your provider:How are you going to demonstrate that you have authorisation to process the personal data provided that my agency provides after 25/5?What practical steps are you taking to ensure that the data you hold on my account as of 25/5 does not constitute a breach of the GDPR?Please demonstrate a template of what you would provide to me when I request a report of all the personal data about a contact who you are processing, or a group of contacts.Please pass along your draft of your updated privacy policy, and updated cookie policy.Demonstrate where you are passing the current data that I have provided currently (any and all entities).What permission will you require me, the data controller, to obtain from my data subjects in order to continue to store and pass them through your software?What will you require of my agency in order to take advantage of my data as of 25/5?What new authorisation/ consents will you request in order to continue to be able to process data?Bestagent.co.uk GDPR General Data Protection Regulation liability risks regulations April 4, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Abdel Saïd and Bandit Savoie Steal Victory in $401,000 Grand Prix

first_imgUnder the lights in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), Abdel Saïd (EGY) and his own Bandit Savoie stole the show with a stunning victory in the $401,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI5*, on Saturday, March 13, as part of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).Week nine competition concludes on Sunday, March 14, with the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5* on Sunday afternoon as part of 12 weeks of international competition. Feature classes are available free live and on-demand on the livestream.In the third CSI5* of the 2021 winter circuit, a field of 39 starters attempted the 1.60m track built by Ireland’s Alan Wade, with nine jumping clear to qualify for the jump-off. Brazil’s Rodrigo Pessoa set the pace early as the first to return aboard Carlito’s Way 6 owned by Artemis Equestrian Farm, LLC, with a clear jumping effort in a time of 41.45 seconds. Their pace was fast, but the door was left open and those who followed found a way in.Fourth of nine to return, Cian O’Connor (IRL) and Kilkenny flew around the shortened track, electing to leave a stride out down the final line and the risk paid off. He and the nine-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Cardento x Mhs Pembrook Lady) owned by Ronnoco Jump Ltd moved into the lead with a clear effort, crossing the timers in 39.09 seconds.Next to go, Saïd piloted his 10-year-old Selle Français gelding (Qlassic Bois Margot x Falmera) around the track effortlessly, opting to make up the time through the turns, moving swiftly across the ground in nine strides to the final fence to take over the lead in 38.70 seconds.It was the pair following Saïd that kept everyone on the edge of their seats as the quick combination of Daniel Deusser (GER) and Killer Queen VDM gave it their best effort. Deusser, ranked third in the world, guided the 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare (Eldorado Vd Zeshoek x Derly Chin De Muze) owned by Stephex Stables to a clear effort, stopping the clock just one-hundredth of a second off the leading time in 38.71 seconds.In the end, it was Saïd who prevailed to take the victory on the talented gelding he purchased in September from the number one ranked rider in the world, Steve Guerdat.“He is a feisty little horse who is definitely a trier,” said Saïd of the winning gelding. “I love the fire he has in him. It was causing us to have some rails at the past few shows because I didn’t really know him, but I sold my two main grand prix horses earlier in the circuit, so he had to really step up.“I must say today going into the jump-off after the first round I was so happy with how he went,” continued Saïd. “I just wanted to do my own round and see where I ended up. I didn’t really go until I really had to win today, but I like to go in the jump-off, and it just worked out today. Everything clicked a little more, and I was really happy.”Deusser followed up on his fourth-place finish in the WEF 7 CSI5* grand prix ending the evening in second place.“In the last couple of weeks, she has proven herself,” said Deusser. “She is a mare with unbelievable scope and she knows what to do with her range; she wants to leave the poles up. Today was a fantastic round for her. I didn’t get the best distance to the second to last fence. I was really planning to do the eight [strides] and she has a big stride, but I could not make her do it. I was so deep to the second to last fence, and that’s where I lost it.”As the Irish continue to produce clear rounds at WEF, sweeping the top five spots in Thursday’s qualifier, O’Connor kept their podium streak alive as he landed in third in the grand prix.“He’s a super horse,” said O’Connor. “I only got him last September when he was eight years old. It was really a night of firsts for me; first time under the lights, first time [in a] five star, first time jumping water in the big competition, so I didn’t really know what to expect. When I walked the course, I thought it was a very difficult test. The verticals were very tall. I must say the course was nice. This time of year, we’re all just getting up and running and the combinations were fair and Alan [Wade] did a super job with the course. I’m just thrilled with the horse. He was only half a second off my good friend [Abdel] here, so we’re really, really pleased. I couldn’t be happier.”It was a historic night for Saïd as his victory marked the first time an Egyptian rider has won a CSI5* Grand Prix in the history of the Winter Equestrian Festival.“I’m really, really proud,” said Saïd of the opportunity to represent his country in international competition. “Especially now because when my top horses got sold, I felt the pressure of the Olympics and whether or not it would happen. I really felt the pressure the last few shows, and I’m just happy that I have a horse that I can do this with. Obviously, this is a very, very high level and the Olympics aren’t too far away, but we will see where we end up.”In a season filled with the challenges of navigating a global pandemic and protecting horses from the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV), competition has been able to continue at WEF with the health and safety of horses and riders as the number one priority. Many riders have expressed the utmost appreciation for the opportunity to compete at the CSI5* level.“I think we are blessed,” said O’Connor of the current situation. “We spoke about it in the prize giving; to be able to compete here is extraordinary this time of year. The horse show here at WEF does a super job with the COVID protocols and to be able to jump at such a high level and be up and running so early on, we feel privileged. It’s a huge advantage for us because other people aren’t jumping, things are canceled and so on. It’s awful with this [EHV] virus in Europe as well, so we think about everyone who has been affected by that, but we feel fortunate to have planned to come here and that we are all able to jump in a very safe environment.”Following the class, the Herman ‘Kappy’ Kaplan Perpetual Memorial Trophy was presented to Abdel Saïd. The trophy was established for Kappy with fondness by the Farriers of the 1995 WEF.The Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award, in memory of Dale Lawler, was presented by Adrienne Sternlicht (USA), who placed fourth in the grand prix with Cristalline.Four people were honored in special presentations prior to the start of the grand prix. David Distler and Leslie Howard were inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, while WEF show manager David Burton was presented with the new trophy in his honor, the David E. Burton Jr. Perpetual Trophy for Extraordinary Service and Equestrian Sport Productions President Michael Stone was awarded the Wellington Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award for their incredible work in the past year to make horse shows possible at PBIEC.$401,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI5*1. BANDIT SAVOIE: 2011 Selle Français gelding by Qlassic Bois Margot x Falmera SavoieABDEL SAÏD (EGY), Abdel Saïd and AS Sport Horses: 0/0/38.702. KILLER QUEEN VDM: 2010 BWP mare by Eldorado Vd Zeshoek x Derly Chin De MuzeDANIEL DEUSSER (GER), Stephex Stables: 0/0/38.713. KILKENNY: 2012 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cardento x Mhs Pembrook LadyCIAN O’CONNOR (IRL), Ronnoco Jump Ltd: 0/0/39.094. CRISTALLINE: 2008 Bavarian Warmblood mare by Cristallo 1 x Caretello BADRIENNE STERNLICHT (USA), Starlight Farms 1 LLC: 0/0/38.525. KARLIN VAN ‘T VENNEHOF: 2010 BWP mare by Fantomas De Muze X Quasimodo Vd MolendreefSHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Seabrook LLC and Shane Sweetnam: 0/0/39.836. CARLITO’S WAY 6: 2010 Holsteiner gelding by Casall x LordanosRODRIGO PESSOA (BRA), Artemis Equestrian Farm LLC: 0/0/41.457. ARMIK: 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Armitage x Justinian xxCAPT. BRIAN COURNANE (IRL), Brian Cournane and M/M Bob Stiller: 0/4/41.178. LEONE JEI: 2012 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Baltic VDL x CorlandMARTIN FUCHS (SUI), Adolfo Jui: 0/4/42.049. PACINO AMIRO: 2012: Irish Sport Horse mare by Pacino x Carnone Dancing QueenBERTRAM ALLEN (IRL), Aiden McGregory: 0/EL10. GEMMA W: 2011 KWPN mare by Luidam x UnaniemDANIEL BLUMAN (ISR), Blue Star Investments: 1/83.84 Tags: Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, WEF, show jumping, Abdel Saïd, $401000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI5*, Bandit Savoie, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Email*last_img read more

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UK: Royal Navy Patrol Ship Issues Record Fine for Illegal Fishing

first_img UK: Royal Navy Patrol Ship Issues Record Fine for Illegal Fishing View post tag: ship View post tag: Fine View post tag: Naval View post tag: Illegal View post tag: fishing View post tag: Navy View post tag: issues View post tag: recordcenter_img View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Royal A Royal Navy patrol ship has issued a record on-the-spot fine to fishermen using undersized nets after sailors boarded a Dutch fishing vessel in the North Sea.HMS Mersey, one of the Royal Navy’s three fishery protection vessels, was on routine duties when she spotted the FV Elizabeth sailing 40 nautical miles (74km) off the Norfolk coast.The Commanding Officer decided to send over a boarding team, led by Marine Enforcement Officer Midshipman Phill Fordham, to carry out a full inspection.On the vessel, the team found that the two cod-ends (the section of the net that catches and holds the fish) were significantly undersized, meaning that young fish and vulnerable species were unable to escape as the nets were dragged through the water.On reporting the infringement to the Marine Management Organisation, HMS Mersey issued the trawler’s captain with an £8,000 financial administration penalty.The Commanding Officer of HMS Mersey, Lieutenant Commander Mark Anderson, said:“This is a great result for my ship’s company and another example of the continued effectiveness of Royal Navy fishery protection vessels working to enforce important fisheries legislation in and around UK waters.”HMS Mersey is one of three ships that form the Royal Navy’s Fishery Protection Squadron, the oldest of the Royal Navy’s squadrons. The ships patrol UK and EU waters inspecting fishing vessels at sea and enforcing fisheries regulations on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation, a government agency.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 09, 2012 View post tag: Patrol Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Patrol Ship Issues Record Fine for Illegal Fishing February 9, 2012last_img read more

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HMAS Sydney and Stuart Hold Official Reception

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Sydney and Stuart Hold Official Reception HMAS Sydney and Stuart Hold Official Reception View post tag: HMAS Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, Commander Australian Fleet, hosted the event and warmly welcomed representatives from the exercise’s participating nations including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Japan, The Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore,Timor Leste, Vanuatu, Thailand and Tonga.Rear Admiral Mayer said the next two weeks will provide a rare opportunity for participants to enhance their mutual understanding in a challenging, maritime training environment.“I firmly believe that our work here together at Kakadu enhances our collective ability to maintain and improve the maritime security of our region,” Rear Admiral Mayer said.The Official Reception included a traditional Ceremonial Sunset and a performance by the Royal Australian Navy’s Indigenous Performance Troupe, Bungaree, to showcase Australian culture to the international guests.Mr Tony Lee, Local Elder of the Larrakia Nation, delivered a traditional welcome to country speech to kick of proceedings.During the day, exercise commencement was marked with an Official Opening Ceremony at Larrakeyah Barracks followed by Harbour Week briefs for all Australian and coalition participants covering the first phases of the exercise.The events are an example of Navy working to strengthen the nation’s close relationships with many of its regional partners.Kakadu is the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise for the year, occurring in and off the coast of Darwin, from the 25 August to 12 September 2014.[mappress]Press Release, August 26, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: Naval On the first day of Exercise Kakadu 2014, HMA Ships Sydney and Stuart held an Official Reception last night alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin. View post tag: Official Authorities View post tag: hold View post tag: Reception View post tag: Sydney August 26, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Stuart Share this articlelast_img read more

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Street pastors help Oxford

first_imgOxford is to see the introduction of a ‘Street Pastor’ scheme later this year.The Street Pastors will patrol Oxford’s streets on a Friday night from 10pm until 4am and will be armed with lollipops for drunks, flip flops for women unable to walk in high heels and a listening ear.The church-run initiative was first introduced in London in 2003 and is currently running in 135 towns and cities across the country.Mark Mills, a 3rd year History student at St Edmund’s Hall and Liberal Democrat Councillor for the Holywell ward, has praised the introduction of the program in Oxford.He stated, ” I think this is a fantastic scheme that has real potential to make the city of Oxford safer and more pleasant for everybody.”“The point is more that there are dangers out there and this is something we can do to reduce them.”Street Pastors, which is run by the nationwide body Ascenion Trust, will first take to the streets in June. CRB checks and training will take place in the meantime.The volunteers will receive 50 hours of thorough training, in part provided by the police, to ensure they are prepared for the problems they might face.The pastors will be identifiable by their bright blue coats with ‘Street Pastors’ emblazoned on the back.David Burrowes, MP for Enfield, said “Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency”Students have also been expressing their support for the scheme.Andy James, a second-year law student, said, “It is great to know that there is someone looking out for you. Most people have needed someone at one point or another and, if nothing else, its nice to know there is someone there to just to listen to your problems.”The launch of the initiative, which took place on Monday evening, attracted more than forty potential volunteers.Following endorsements from Oxford City Council and Thames Valley Police, co-founder Reverend Katherine Bracewell is excited to see the project gaining momentum.“As well as offering a service to people, we want to listen to them; learning about the highs, lows, headaches and heartaches of many people who, for whatever reason, are on the streets at night-time in Oxford city centre.”last_img read more

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Evansville Officer Gives Himself Narcan After Contact With Heroin

first_imgOCTOBER 1ST, 2018 MEGAN DIVENTI EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Evansville Officer Gives Himself Narcan After Contact With HeroinOCTOBER 1ST, 2018 MEGAN DIVENTI EVANSVILLE, INDIANAAn Evansville police officer receives a life-saving dose of Narcan after coming in contact with heroin. Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of St. Joseph Avenue and Maryland Street.According to the affidavit, witnesses reported Richard Dillard sped away, honked his horn, and waved as he drove off. Off duty K9 handler, Sergeant John Montgomery, stopped Richard Dillard at the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Columbia Street.While authorities were searching his car, they found several narcotics. After coming into contact, the officer had a bad reaction and gave himself Narcan.Officials say this doesn’t happen very often.“It’s very rare,” says Sgt. Jason Cullum, Evansville Police Department. “For the Fetanyl to really take affect you have to have a pretty direct exposure. We’ve been fortunate that we have not had that happen where we have had a direct exposure and we have had officers lose consciousness or anything, but we do have at least two documented cases now where I know that an officer self-administered Narcan as a precaution.”Evansville Police say it’s still uncertain if Fetanyl was mixed with the Heroin.Sergeant Montgomery went to an emergency room after and was released. Dillard was arrested and faces a number of charges including hit-and-run and drug possession. An Evansville police officer receives a life-saving dose of Narcan after coming in contact with heroin. Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of St. Joseph Avenue and Maryland Street.According to the affidavit, witnesses reported Richard Dillard sped away, honked his horn, and waved as he drove off. Off duty K9 handler, Sergeant John Montgomery, stopped Richard Dillard at the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Columbia Street.While authorities were searching his car, they found several narcotics. After coming into contact, the officer had a bad reaction and gave himself Narcan.Officials say this doesn’t happen very often.“It’s very rare,” says Sgt. Jason Cullum, Evansville Police Department. “For the Fetanyl to really take affect you have to have a pretty direct exposure. We’ve been fortunate that we have not had that happen where we have had a direct exposure and we have had officers lose consciousness or anything, but we do have at least two documented cases now where I know that an officer self-administered Narcan as a precaution.”Evansville Police say it’s still uncertain if Fetanyl was mixed with the Heroin.Sergeant Montgomery went to an emergency room after and was released. Dillard was arrested and faces a number of charges including hit-and-run and drug possession.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Major Library Renovation Starts in Fall 2019

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleThe Ocean City Free Public Library already attracts thousands of patrons a week, with its vast selection of books, specialty sections that cater to children, young adults and adults, and friendly staff ready to help.The library also features a host of events and activities year-round in the lecture halls and throughout the building, located in the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.But with a $1.3 million project slated for fall of 2019 to do extensive renovations to the building, Library Director Karen Mahar said there will be even more reasons to visit.“We are really excited about the plan to offer more to the community,” Mahar said of the project. “By May of 2019, I would like to be all ready to go.”Initially, the plan was to begin the estimated 5-month-long project Dec. 1, but Mahar said it would cut too close to the Memorial Day weekend, when the library starts its peak summer season.“I was worried about five months. What if it took longer and we were not done by May or June? We get extremely busy,” Mahar explained.The library was built in 1990 and expanded in 2008 but has not undergone a renovation since then.Using a rendering of the project during a public presentation in August, architect William McLees says the renovations will help bring the library into the future.A design by architect William McLees of William McLees Architecture in Somers Point, will create larger, brighter spaces, modernize the facility, make it more user-friendly and improve the aesthetics.One of the major parts of the renovation project is the creation of more “quiet space” for study sessions.There will be four additional rooms. Currently, there is just one, and it is on a first come, first served basis. In the future, patrons will be able to sign out the rooms.“People come in looking for a quiet place to study, especially people working from home,” Mahar noted.Another important aspect of the project is creating a larger area to accommodate the “young adults” section.“It is small, and we don’t have space to give them,” Mahar said. “I felt bad telling them that the project would have to wait, but they understood how busy we get.”Renovations to the second floor include better lighting, an expansion of the “young adults” section and new furnishings.The project also calls for more “maker space” in an area that would include computers, a 3D printer, audio and video equipment and even sewing machines.The area, part of the library’s strategic plan, would allow people to create their own projects, which is in line with the growing do-it-yourself trend.Lighting is also a vital component to the plan. Mahar said that the lighting on the second floor simply isn’t bright enough.In addition to the project being postponed, the cost also increased from the initial estimate of $720,000 that was announced in August during a public presentation. However, Mahar said, that figure did not include lighting, furnishings, decorative sound barriers and other improvements.Funding for the renovation project will come from the city’s library tax. Mahar said the library tax will not increase to finance construction.From left, library president Jennifer Shirk, architect William McLees and library director Karen Mahar are touting the renovation project.The plan was pushed back from Dec. 1 for a few reasons. Mahar said everyone agreed that the renovation was too important to rush.“At the Board of Trustees meeting in November, the project was pushed to January 1,” Mahar said. “Once it was pushed to January, I had discussions with Board President Jennifer Shirk. I also spoke with Bill McClees.”In awaiting a later start date, she said, the library also has the opportunity to get funding through the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act.“We are eligible for funds in a grant program that will be announced in spring of 2019,” Mahar explained. “By doing that, we would be saving money and getting funds through a matching grant.”Mahar said the library qualifies because of the plan to do renovations to an existing library.“We have a lot of the leg work already done. We have the construction plans,” she said. “We already have an architect enlisted, and the engineering company. We are in good shape.”For more information visit the Ocean City Free Public Library at www.oceancitylibrary.org or call 609-399-2434.The Ocean City Free Public Library is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. Julie Brown serves as director of Adult Programming at the Ocean City Free Public Library, which will undergo a $1.3 million renovation next year.last_img read more

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Hampshire’s Hoxton Bakehouse to move into retail

first_imgHoxton Bakehouse, the sourdough specialist bakery supplier, is to open its first retail site in Winchester with a view to rolling out across Hampshire and London.Set up 18 months ago, the company was founded by chefs Florence Hellier and Darren Bland. It operates from a bakery and warehouse in Southampton, which supplies a number of delicatessens and restaurant chefs throughout Hampshire, including Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, as well as Angela Hartnett’s Lime Wood in London.The artisan bakery only produces sourdough items using organic flours and as many ancient grains as possible.Winchester is the target for its first site as its products are already well-known in the area and consistently sell out in hours at the local farmer’s market.Hellier said: “The concept is still a work in progress, but we want to keep it as simple as possible. We want it to be selling good bread, good coffee and good pastries.“We are actively looking for a site at the moment. But finding the right site, in the right location, for the right money is not that easy.“We would like to build up a small chain throughout Hampshire before opening in London with a flagship store.”The company is also backed by Michelin Pub of the Year 2014 The Greyhound on the Test owner Lucy Townsend, who has invested in 50% of the business.By Michelle Perrettlast_img read more

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