AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe provision in question is Section 203, which mandates that bilingual voting materials be provided in communities where the non-English-speaking population is 5 percent or more, or exceeds 10,000 people. In California, 25 counties qualify including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura. In Los Angeles County, ballot information is translated into six languages: Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog. About 137,000 of Los Angeles County’s 3.8 million registered voters will receive their voting guides and ballots in a language other than English this year, costing the county about $4 million. Southern California Republicans backed King in the push for English-only voting information, saying they see no need for translations because any immigrant who has gained citizenship and is therefore eligible to vote also must have passed an English reading and comprehension exam. WASHINGTON – Los Angeles County can continue to print election ballots in Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages after conservative Republicans failed Wednesday to strip a bilingual requirement from the federal Voting Rights Act. Iowa Republican Rep. Steven King led the English-only charge, which lost in the House Judiciary Committee in a 9-26 vote. Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and 10 other Republicans helped beat back the amendment, underscoring a similar GOP rift in the ongoing illegal-immigration debate. But the battle over multilingual ballots could be just beginning. King said he plans to introduce a similar amendment allowing the language-assistance requirement to lapse when the expiring 1965 Voting Rights Act comes to the full House for reauthorization later this month. “It’s right for America in the long term,” King said. Multilingual ballots, he argued, impose a financial burden on state and local governments and stymie assimilation. “If you are going to vote in a U.S. election, you should be able to comprehend, read and speak the English language,” said Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks. But immigrants-rights groups say the service is an essential bridge to assimilating immigrant communities. “When it comes to voting, you are talking about complicated propositions; it’s about understanding. A lot of native Americans have hard times understanding the propositions and issues,” said Dae Yoon, executive director of the Korean Resource Center. The center regularly holds voting drives in the Korean immigrant community and Yoon says about 90 percent of those who register need ballots translated. Carlos Rodriguez of Glendale, who came to the U.S. from Peru as a teenager and gained citizenship in 1987, said he understands the English-only argument, but doesn’t agree. “Just because English is the main language doesn’t mean we can speak it well,” said Rodriguez, who now owns a telecommunications company. “For some people it’s not that easy, especially the elderly,” he said. “I can imagine grandmas, grandpas; they would need it, even if they speak English.” Democrats described multilingual ballots as an issue of basic fairness for citizens. “The right to vote for every American citizen is the foundation of our democracy,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena. The Voting Rights Act, which was reauthorized 33-1, is expected to be considered by the full House before Memorial Day. Staff Writer Rachel Uranga contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BY COI BISHOP OF DERRY & RAPHOE KEN GOODHope is a precious commodity, one that is in shorter supply than it used to be.Not only has hope been diminished of late, but it has been replaced by a low-level gloom, by a gnawing insecurity and a feeling of uneasy pressure: financial gloom, employment insecurity and family pressures are combining to rob many people of contentment and inner peace. In the pressurized life of many, I can identify an underlying appetite for hope. In the brave new secular world where we live, what do we believe in now? What is the ‘bigger picture’ that sustains us and motivates us and gives us reason to persevere through the many difficult days that we face? Where are our spiritual foundations?In a society that feels more stridently secular, more convinced that it knows better than to trust in older spiritual or religious truths, there is a strange inner emptiness, a hollow ring of discontent and an uncertainty about where it is all leading. Secular minds can have hungry spirits, because we learn that the pursuit of material things alone doesn’t satisfy, ultimately.Holy Week and Easter are about discovering hope as we respond to the person of Jesus and to what he has achieved for us. He has always been in the business of offering people a fresh sense of hope and a renewed sense of purpose. We may choose short-cuts in an attempt to satisfy our inner hunger and we may try other options to quench our inner thirst, but in the end of the day we learn that our spiritual appetite cannot be ignored and that it needs to be satisfied by authentic spiritual reality.I very much hope that this Easter we will discover in the cross and empty tomb ‘a sure ground for faith, a firm support for hope and the assurance of sins forgiven’. EASTER MESSAGE FROM BISHOP KEN GOOD was last modified: April 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:EASTER MESSAGE FROM BISHOP KEN GOOD read more
A record-breaking season appears to be just heating up for McKinleyville senior Lizzie Dolan.The track standout has been in impressive form through the early going, setting a couple of PRs, one school record and the third fastest times in the North Coast Section in both the 100 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles.And for good measure, she’s also been gaining some valuable experience competing at some of the most prestigious prep meets in the state.“She’s the fastest girl in the county,” … read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Frost Arrived as Harvest ContinuedTemperatures continued to cool down as frost appeared throughout much of the State last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 21. The rain held off again this week and soils continued to dry out to adequate levels. Corn harvest continued to outpace the 5-year average. Soybean harvest moved ahead 15 percentage points, but lagged behind the 5-year average. The frost on the 18th and 19th signaled the end of the growing season for many. Corn condition increased slightly from 82 percent rated good to excellent condition last week to 83 percent this week. Soybean condition remained the same at 79 percent rated in good to excellent condition last week and this week. Other late season fieldwork included installing drain tile, fall tillage, and cutting and baling hay. Winter wheat planting and emergence continued slightly behind the 5-year pace. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 18 percent and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.Click here to read the full report. read more
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You got the best free VPN you could find. Now what? Your VPN keeps your online activity protected, but with a little creativity, you can leverage your new tool to do much more.VPNs, or virtual private networks, help companies keep sensitive data away from prying eyes. By routing your internet connection through remote servers, a VPN makes it all but impossible for outside parties to identify your online footprint. Businesses can use VPNs to mask IP addresses from potential hackers and create an additional layer of cybersecurity. Extra security makes sense for companies with remote workers who deal with sensitive information. Businesses commonly use VPNs to let traveling salespeople and other team members access the company network securely. If you only use your VPN to upload files to a shared folder, however, you’ll miss out on some highly useful functionality.VPNs Can Do MoreGet creative, and use your VPN to do more:1. Avoid throttling from your ISP.Internet service providers offer expensive plans to businesses. In exchange, they promise maximum uptime, but they treat business traffic the same way they treat traffic from regular users. If you regularly use online services your ISP doesn’t like, your ISP could throttle your speeds, making it difficult for your employees to work. With a VPN, however, you can prevent your ISP from throttling your connection in certain circumstances. This won’t work if you regularly go over your data cap. However, if you use services that compete with your ISP or its partner companies, a VPN can protect you from experiencing artificially slow speeds.2. Access better deals on travel. Travel sites don’t treat all traffic equally. You could see different prices on your smartphone, your tablet, and your computer for the same flights and hotel rooms. The game of travel savings gets frustrating quickly, but through a VPN, you can mask your intentions from travel sites and gain access to unbiased pricing.Use your VPN to spoof different locations and see how prices change. The same flight from Dallas to New York might cost far less if the airline website believes the person searching lives in Australia. Over time, VPN travel searches could save your business thousands.3. Get around foreign censorship laws.Some countries police their internet far more strictly than the United States does. If you do business in foreign lands, use a VPN to reroute your traffic elsewhere so you can access the full, uncensored web at your leisure.Be careful not to overstep the line. China famously banned the use of VPNs in many instances. Foreign businesses can use VPNs while in China, but only certain VPNs approved by the government qualify. The rest are technically illegal. While it would be highly unusual for a foreigner to be arrested for using an unlicensed VPN, think carefully before breaking any established laws.4. Protect devices on public Wi-Fi.Hackers sit on public Wi-Fi to scour data from unsuspecting users. Business users regularly access strange Wi-Fi locations to do their work, which makes them common targets for information thieves. If you want to keep your company’s information safe, don’t let employees use public Wi-Fi without protection.Make it easy for your employees to use a VPN to create a more secure connection before using public Wi-Fi. Even if hackers manage to view their activity, they won’t be able to learn anything of value or steal passwords. With a VPN on your side, your employees won’t have to wait until they get back to the hotel to finish working.5. Engage in safer P2P connections.Pirates all over the world use VPNs to mask their activity as they download music, movies, games, and software. Companies shouldn’t use VPNs to steal digital merchandise, but plenty of businesses have legitimate reasons to engage in P2P file sharing. In those circumstances, companies can use VPNs to tighten security over private connections.Your ISP might try to prevent you from accessing P2P services for business purposes, in which case a VPN could be your only way forward. Even if you can access P2P sharing services without a VPN, err on the side of caution and use one, anyway. Users on P2P networks can see the IP addresses of everyone else on the same network, and you don’t need to expose your company to unnecessary risk.6. Prevent websites from gathering your information.Do you spend a lot of time on your competitors’ pages? Are you worried that websites are collecting your data and selling it to third parties? No matter where you browse, a VPN can mask your location from websites and prevent outside parties from collecting data that identifies you or your company. Personal VPN users lean on this function to prevent sites like Amazon and Facebook from tracking them across the web. By hiding behind a VPN, you can spy on your competition as much as you want, and no one will ever know. Whether you’re an experienced user or someone who just downloaded your first VPN this morning, these tips can help you make more of an exciting and effective online tool. Use your VPN to maximize your security, expand your browsing options, and save money. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Tags:#hacker#online tool#security#using your VPN#Virtual Private Network#VPN Related Posts Follow the Puck Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces read more
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNCAA Season 93 Juniors Most Valuable Player Will Gozum is set for a homecoming.The former Mapua Red Robin returns to Diliman as he has committed to play for University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding UP is coming off a fifth place finish this past UAAP Season 80 with its 6-8 record. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Win ‘feels like loss’ for Gab Banal, Marinerong Pilipino For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Gozum partners with Nigerian center Bright Akhuetie up front UAAP Season 81 as he joins a Fighting Maroons squad that boasts of potential with team captain Paul Desiderio and returnees Jun Manzo, Javi Gomez de Liaño, and UAAP Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez de Liaño leading the way.Transferring from UPIS to Mapua, the 6-foot-6 Gozum made a name for himself in the NCAA, averaging 13.2 points, 10 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks in his senior year with the Red Robins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis stellar showing also earned him an invite to Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet list in preparation for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.For now, Gozum will reunite with the Gomez de Liaño brothers, his former teammates in the Junior Maroons, this time under the guidance of coach Bo Perasol. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City read more
Kochi Tuskers Kerala might be out of reckoning for the IPL play-offs but skipper Mahela Jayawardene said his team has not done too badly in its debut season and would aim to be more consistent.”We need to try and be more consistent, that’s a key word in Twenty20 cricket,” Jayawardene said after his side’s eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in Indore on Sunday.More than the win, the Sri Lankan was delighted by the manner in which his team achieved it. “The other day we couldn’t defend 180, today we executed our plans.” With 12 points from 13 matches, Kochi are placed sixth in the points table, and the skipper, after playing his last IPL match of the season, wants his teammates to finish it on a high.”We want to finish off the season on a high, with 14 points, and we’d like to say we had a good season,” Jayawardene, who will be leaving for England to join the national team, said.A disappointed Rajasthan skipper Shane Warne felt his team was 100-120 runs short against Kochi. “It was probably one of those nights when you were 100-20 short. We can only try as much as we can. I’m proud of our guys as they are trying very hard. (But) to lose four games in a row, we’ve just made too many mistakes,” said Warne.Kochi batsman Brad Hodge, who was declared man of the match for his all-round show, said the side is still short of where it should be.advertisement”We’ve performed pretty well.We are short of where we need to be, but it’s coming together.Chasing a low total, the plan was to just go in there and play with freedom and get the job done,” Hodge said.”We are up against Chennai, it’s going to be a tough game but hopefully we can pull it off.” ” It’s good for us to come up here and put in a good performance.Warne’s got me out plenty of times, I got lucky to be honest.Used to bowl to him at the Junction Oval.- With PTI inputs read more