1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A stable law to ensure merchants are appropriately protecting consumers is needed, said Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) in a subcommittee hearing Tuesday on elements of potential data breach legislation.The House subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade discussed the specifics of such legislation and heard from a panel of experts on the matter.Tuesday’s hearing is likely to be the first in a series of hearings on creating data breach legislation, and it saw many of the themes that are likely to emerge when creating such a bill.The members of the subcommittee all agreed at the outset of the hearing that data breach legislation that is universal and includes standards for consumer notification is needed. There are currently 47 different state laws dealing with data breach notification and 12 state laws governing commercial data security.The subcommittee chair, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), said Congress has a real opportunity to set a single national data security standard, which is a key component to combating the effects of data breaches. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said that he would not support any bill that supersedes strong state protections with a “weak federal standard.” continue reading »
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The Hammers boss acknowledged in his programme notes that this has been a “testing campaign”, adding he can understand the supporters’ frustration having failed to pick up a point in April. That run saw the pressure mount on Allardyce, who was subjected to chants and banners during last weekend’s defeat at West Brom. Press Association Those same supporters, however, will have been in a better mood on Saturday as a Harry Kane own goal and Stewart Downing’s free-kick saw West Ham run out 2-0 victors against 10-man Spurs. “One week you are not playing so well and people sound off their disapproval, which they are quite entitled to do, like I’ve always said that,” Allardyce said. “But they do get behind you when they’ve got something to get behind. They don’t stop singing, the players enjoyed being here, they enjoyed playing on this stage today, which is what we want them to do. “We don’t want to be fearful when we go out and they really gave a wholehearted performance to lift everybody today on the last game of the season. We couldn’t have asked for anything more than what we got today. “I thought it would be wonderful if we could do the treble, particularly under the circumstances as we haven’t won for four games. To do it for the third occasion in our last home game and do it with an excellent performance by all the players. “I know they went down to 10 men, but to take full advantage of that as well was a fantastic day for us, a great performance to finish the season here and send the fans home happy. “The fans were right behind the team from start to finish because they knew the team was playing well and deserved a victory in the end. “But for Hugo Lloris, I think we would have had more than 2-0. That is more than satisfying for us, though, against a team fighting to be in the Champions League, fighting to get in that area.” The victory in what some had called the P45 derby secured West Ham’s Premier League survival but only heaps further pressure on Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood, who one bookmaker has priced at 1/16 to have left Spurs by the start of next season. “I don’t think we were outfought,” Sherwood said. “The game changed on the red card. “I thought before that we were comfortable and created the best chance of the game when Ade had a chance. “It was always going to be a tough place to come, and when we go down to 10 men and they score a minute after it is going to be a difficult afternoon. “Then, obviously, the free-kick goes straight through the middle of our wall, which isn’t ideal, and then you’ve got the mountain to climb.” Sherwood had no complaints about Younes Kaboul’s sending off, nor was he particularly angry with Paulinho and Emmanuel Adebayor despite the pair leaving an embarrassingly large gap in the wall that Downing duly exploited. “It wasn’t great but I spoke to them in there,” Sherwood said. “I have pointed it out to them and they don’t need me to point it out, really. “They know it is an error and it obviously hurts a lot more when you see 2-0 rather than getting it in the stomach, when it hurts for 30 seconds.” Not even the inspired display of Lloris could keep Downing’s free-kick out, although the France goalkeeper produced a string of wonderful saves to stop Spurs receiving an embarrassing thumping. “Lloris was top draw,” Sherwood said. “He has been top draw whenever we have played this season. “I heard people talking after the Everton game when he got a bang on the head that he is not the same goalie any more. That is a load of crap. “People don’t know what they are talking about. The guy is a consistent performer – he has performed like that every single week. “If he makes a mistake, it is an honest mistake and he doesn’t make many.” Sam Allardyce could not have asked for any more from his players or the fans as West Ham ended a four-match losing streak by securing an unprecedented third win over Tottenham in a single season.
Serbia is heading home after the group phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, but they leave with their heads held high after producing moments of attacking quality and their patented fighting spirit.â€œThis is one of those moments when we donâ€™t feel disappointment â€“ we feel pride that we represented our country, that we gave our maximum,â€ said Nemanja Matic, one of Serbiaâ€™s leaders on and off the pitch. â€œWe can all look at each other straight in the eyes and agree that we gave it our all.â€œIt was definitely not perfect, but we have put Serbia back on the football map with our presence and our performances.â€ Serbian fans had dared to dream of a victory over Brazil that would have sent them into the Round of 16, but despite a courageous display in which they appeared to have their opponents rattled on occasions, the five-time world champions controlled the majority of the match and won 2-0.â€œThis is the kind of defeat that isnâ€™t painful,â€ said Matic. â€œWe are sad, of course, to be going out, but I hope that, while we might not have made the nation happy, we havenâ€™t disappointed them.â€œWe fought for 90 minutes for one another against such a strong team, who know exactly what they need to do in every moment, and that has world-class players. The world is talking about Serbia in football terms again, and what we have to do is focus on whatâ€™s ahead.â€What looks to be ahead is a bright future for Serbia, who, despite having a number of experienced defenders in their ranks â€“ including Aleksandar Kolarov (32), Dusko Tosic (33), Branislav Ivanovic and Antonio Rukavina (both 34) â€“ had the fifth-youngest squad of the World Cup.One of the up-and-comers given a chance of a lifetime in Moscow â€“ a competitive international debut against Philippe Coutinho, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus â€“ was Werder Bremenâ€™s Milos Veljkovic. The 22-year-old produced an excellent performance alongside towering Fiorentina 20-year-old Nikola Milenkovic, showing Serbia have a highly promising centre-back pairing for the future.â€œI was a little surprised when I found out that I was going to be starting against Brazil, since I had been on the bench for the first two matches,â€ said Veljkovic, who was another member of Serbiaâ€™s triumphant FIFA U-20 World Cup side of 2015. â€œBut I was ready, I had to show that I could play my own game, and I think it went well.â€With the likes of Veljkovic and Milenkovic at the back, Matic and the widely coveted Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in midfield, and names like Nemanja Radonjic and Luka Jovic flashing their attacking potential, Serbian supporters have ample reason to be upbeat.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccThe draw was held on Tuesday 1st April in CAF’S Headquarters in Cairo.Medeama will be hoping to go past AS Leopards to play in the money zone.Meanwhile President of the club, Moses Armah is confident that despite the pedigree of his opponents his team will defy all odds and go through to the money zone and eventually win the title as it has been his target.Medeama will travel to Congo for the first leg match before returning home for the final game which could prove decisive.“We can’t be scared of them, no. We are well prepared for any side. Our big dream is to qualify to the money zone where we will make Ghana proud” he said after his team was drawn against AS Leopards.