Man Found Overdosing in WI Park Threatened Officers and EMS Workers with Knife, Police…

first_imgThe man was placed in an ambulance where he pulled out a pocket knife and threatened to harm the officers, police spokesman Lt. Kipp Hartman said in a statement. Elizabeth Beyer The Wisconsin State Journal Madison police and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to reports of a man overdosing on narcotics in Warner Park Saturday evening. ©2020 The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) ––– Officers were able to subdue the man and safely remove the knife, but the man began to spit on officers and EMS workers, Hartman said. Visit The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) at www.wisconsinstatejournal.comcenter_img (TNS) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The man was arrested on multiple felonies as well as other charges, Hartman said. Terrorist plot to kidnap Michigan governor to ‘stand trial’ in Wisconsin tops recent notable crime news Related Protecting EMS Personnel from AssaultBehavioral Restraint: Does Our Training Set Us up for Failure?What You Should Know about Self-Defense Seminars for EMS Providerslast_img read more

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care presents appreciation to Orvis

first_imgSouthwestern Vermont Health Care,Orvis Company Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Simon Perkins, president of the Orvis Company, a luxury clothing retailer with headquarters in Arlington, accepted a gift of appreciation from Tom Dee, president and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) for contributions of more than 750 masks during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s President and CEO Tom Dee, right, presents a commemorative plaque to Simon Perkins, president at Orvis, in appreciation of Orvis’s cooperation in providing personal protective equipment in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Orvis’s contributions demonstrated such concern and compassion for our visitors, health care workers and their families,” said Tom Dee. “We are so grateful for their help in keeping our community and employees safe during this challenging time.” Masks had been in short supply nationwide, leaving many hospitals to rely on community members and businesses to supply crucial equipment. SVHC received personal protective equipment (PPE) from more than 130 individuals and business donors. PPE donations have included N95 masks, procedure masks, hundreds of cloth masks, cloth surgical caps, and face shields made on 3D printers.About SVHC:Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.Source: BENNINGTON, VT—September 10, 2020—SVHClast_img read more

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International document management

first_img Drew Macaulay is director of business development at First Advantage Litigation Consulting In a globalised environment where legal and regulatory matters can involve corporate subsidiaries spanning multiple jurisdictions, moving data from one country to another in order to respond to these matters can lead to significant legal, political and social challenges. The need to collect, review and produce information from multiple jurisdictions is a regular feature of international legal, regulatory and investigative matters. However, legal requirements to produce information in response to proceedings in one jurisdiction often clash with the data privacy requirements of other jurisdictions at both national and supranational levels. For example, a discovery request arising from US litigation may require the production of relevant documents from a company’s French subsidiary, including those containing personal data. The US legal team will then be faced with the EU Data Protection Directive, an instrument concerned with the level of protection of personal data after it has left the EU, and the French Blocking Statute French Penal Code Law No. 80-538, which prohibits a French national or corporation from moving data out of France in response to civil proceedings in another country. As another illustration, if a matter necessitates accessing documents originating in Switzerland, be prepared to face strong data protection laws which apply both to personal data, and to data belonging to other legal entities such as corporations. These types of hurdles are not limited to European countries. Matters involving data in China are affected by the state secrecy law, which prohibits unlawful copying, recording, transmission or storage of state secrets and incorporates a broad definition of such secrets, including ‘secrets in the areas of national economic and social development’ or ‘secrets concerning science and technology’. In Japan, the Personal Information Protection Act of 2003 does not allow acquisition and use of personal data by ‘business operators’ without consent, and contains detailed provisions regarding notification of persons concerned, specificity of purpose and security of data held by ‘business operators’ and third party organisations. In all of the above examples, serious penalties can be imposed on companies which do not pay adequate attention to the rules. However, certain steps can be taken to minimise the risk of these penalties and overcome cross-border challenges. In countries such as France which block even limited transfers of data but have acceded to the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, a Letter of Request for evidence can be made by the court in the requesting jurisdiction to the central authority in the jurisdiction in which the data exists. This request must detail the nature of the information that needs to be collected, and will need to be highly specific, listing particular categories of documents, rather than simply a broad request for any documents potentially relevant to the matter. If consent for collection of data from individual employees, often referred to as custodians, is required under local data privacy law, consider asking the local Labour Unions’ assistance in gaining co-operation, which may particularly assist in jurisdictions such as Germany. Be aware that the collection and searching of someone’s personal information, even if it is stored on a corporate laptop or server, can be a stressful experience. Data collection staff who are able to fully explain the processes being used and the reasons why data has to be collected are often very helpful in achieving co-operation, even more so if they speak the same language as the potential custodian which is particularly important in countries such as China and Japan. In some jurisdictions such as France, several copies of the data collected may be needed, notification of collection must be provided to the custodian, and the collection itself may need to be conducted in the presence of a notary or similar figure. Where a particular jurisdiction specifically prohibits the transfer of irrelevant data, or requires that the data disclosed to be limited to only specific classes of documents, it is advisable to employ a specialist legal data collection and processing firm with facilities in that jurisdiction to assist with the management of the documents. Specialist technology and experienced technical staff can efficiently identify those documents likely to be relevant before the legal team conducts a more detailed, manual review. This process may include redaction of specific types of information such as names, social security numbers and other identifying information. Where no appropriate service provider exists in the country concerned, consider using a vendor with the ability to set up a temporary facility on the client’s site or elsewhere in that jurisdiction for that specific engagement. Using this type of arrangement can also be beneficial where corporate clients are concerned about the security of trade secrets or other confidential data. In order to prepare for cross-border information requests the first step is to map out the company’s data. A corporation may have operations in one country, but the data relating to those operations may be in another country – with very different privacy restrictions and regulations. A good understanding of the data locations and the data protection regimes in each relevant jurisdiction will aid decisions on how best to proceed if a need to collect data arises, and whether some or all of the approaches above should be employed. Secondly, understand how the company communicates, internally and externally, and stores its data. Does the corporation use outsourced data storage, ‘cloud’-based email or instant messaging? Where is this information physically held? How would one go about retrieving, searching and reviewing large numbers of these documents if required? As communication technology expands, so too does the complexity of data management. Identifying partners that have specific expertise and technology to deal with these changing information formats, and the ability to deliver services in the relevant locations, can effectively mitigate risk in responding to these complex cross-border information requests. Finally, consider spending some time identifying potential local counsel in the jurisdictions in which the company operates. Local counsel will have detailed knowledge of the regulatory and cultural environment in which a potential collection exercise may take place, which will assist in pre-empting any potential issues. This investment in time will pay dividends, particularly in regulatory matters where the speed and level of co-operation with the regulator could significantly impact the severity of fines levied on the corporation.last_img read more

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Premier Brantley praises St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board for continued support to the people of Nevis

first_img Share Sharing is caring! NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 24, 2020) — Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, has put on record his appreciation to the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board for its continued support towards the development of the people of Nevis.The Premier expressed his gratitude to the Social Security Board of Directors, management and team, while delivering remarks at the Social Security Self-Employed Symposium at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall in Charlestown on August 19, 2020.“I’m an unabashed supporter of social security. I feel that in every aspect of human endeavor, in everything that we have done, Social Security has been there.“If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it taught us that when the chips were down and push came to shove, it was Social Security more than any other institution that stood with the people of St. Kitts and Nevis,” he said.Premier Brantley urged both self-employed and other employees to support the Social Security Fund by paying their contributions. Stressing the importance of the fund, he said Social Security could only continue to provide support to persons if it remains healthy.“A lot of times when things are good, we don’t pay, we don’t register, we forget, some even say it’s a tax, but when things are bad everyone finds their way up to Social Security looking for help. I say that to say this, we all must make that effort, self-employed as well as regular employees, to do right by Social Security.“Social Security has always been there for us. We have to appreciate that Social Security can only survive, and I’m happy to hear that it is in good health, but that good health can only be maintained if we all do our part, and to do your part you should become registered, and you should ensure that you pay into Social Security. It is the most important safety net that the country has had, and that currently exists in St. Kitts and Nevis,” he said.Pointing out that some $5 million was disbursed to Nevisians under the Social Security COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, Premier Brantley said the payout was demonstrative of how critical Social Security is to Nevis. Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional Premier Brantley praises St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board for continued support to the people of Nevis by: – August 24, 2020 57 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Five-star wins for Dermott Lennon and Daniel Coyle at Spruce Meadows in Canada

first_imgHome  »  General  »  Five-star wins for Dermott Lennon and Daniel Coyle at Spruce Meadows in Canada Tags: Irish riders have continued their excellent run of form at the five-star fixture in Spruce Meadows, Canada. Co Down’s Dermott Lennon and The Irish Sport Horse MJM Pursuit recorded their third win in as many weeks, when taking the top prize in Thursday’s Kubota Cup 1m50. Thirteen of the 53 starters jumped clear in the one-round speed contest, with Lennon taking the winners prize with a time of 61.40 seconds.Dermott Lennon (IRL) & MJM Pursuit (ISH) (Photo: Spruce Meadows Media/Mike Sturk)The competition unfolded under heavy rain, however this didn’t seem to bother the Irish rider,“I’m delighted with MJM (Pursuit), she went super today. She was a bit unlucky yesterday and pulled a shoe and had a couple down. Today with the weather you just had to give them (the horses) time get back and jump the rails, but other than that the footing was fine,” Lennon said.Jordan Coyle (IRL) & Picador (Photo: Spruce Meadows Media/Mike Sturk)The action got underway in Spruce Meadows on Wednesday with Derry’s Jordan Coyle adding to his recent run of results – taking victory in the Friends of the Meadows Cup 1m50. Coyle, riding Picador, beat off 100 fellow competitors with a clear round in time of 62.05 giving him his fifth win of the 2019 Spruce Meadows Summer Series.“It was a very good course, my horse is quite fast and I just stuck to my plan and it worked out.” said Coyle on his plan going into the competition.Conor Swail also filled third place for Ireland with GK Coco Chanel – finishing two seconds behind Coyle. Among the other notable Irish results this week at Spruce Meadows, Mayo’s Cormac Hanley finished fifth in the 1m55 jump-off class with VD Cartello, while Daniel Coyle scored a win in the 7-year-old competition with Amalia. 5 July 2019, 08:17 Five-star wins for Dermott Lennon and Daniel Coyle at Spruce Meadows in Canada last_img read more

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