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Today the Wall Street Journal published a letter to the editor from Commission chair Judge Patti B. Saris regarding Mortimer Zuckerman’s op-ed “Harsh Sentencing, Overstuffed Prisons—It’s Time for Reform” (May 3, 2014): Sentencing Guidelines Are Being Intelligently Adjusted The amendment originated with the U.S. Sentencing Commission and is something we carefully considered over several years. Regarding Mortimer Zuckerman’s “Harsh Sentencing, Overstuffed Prisons—It’s Time for Reform” (op-ed, May 3): Mr. Zuckerman mentions a Justice Department sentencing panel proposing an amendment to federal guidelines. In fact, it was the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an independent, bipartisan agency that is part of the judicial branch, which voted unanimously on April 10 to amend the federal sentencing guidelines to modestly reduce sentences for the majority of federal drug offenders. We appreciated the support for this change from the Justice Department and others ranging from bipartisan members of Congress to the Federal Public and Community Defenders to Right on Crime, but the amendment originated with the commission and is something we carefully considered over several years. This amendment has been transmitted to Congress and unless Congress acts to disapprove, it will go into effect Nov. 1, 2014. The federal sentencing guidelines are advisory but carry substantial weight in determining federal sentences. The amendment reduces the guideline levels assigned to most drug-trafficking offenders based on the quantity of drugs involved in the offense. The commission determined that the guideline levels for drug quantity no longer needed to be so high. We estimate that our amendment will affect the sentences of almost 70% of federal drugtrafficking offenders and reduce their sentences by 11 months on average. These sentence reductions will correspond to a reduction in the federal prison population of approximately 6,500 inmates within five years and many more over time. The commission carefully weighed public safety concerns, and based on past experience, existing laws and guidelines and expert testimony it concluded that the amendment should not jeopardize public safety. Our amendment is modest in scope; only Congress can change statutory mandatory minimum penalties. But we believe it is an important start.
Pensez à recycler Think recycling Publication no 2013-05-01 de la série Regards sur le monde : avis d’experts This report contains the results of a research project led by the academic outreach program of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to explore the future of the Al-Qaeda phenomenon. It consists of alternative future scenarios developed during a workshop, as well as four original papers written by individual specialists at the request of CSIS. The report is not an analytical document and does not represent any formal assessment or position of CSIS or the Government of Canada. All components of the project were held under Chatham House rule; therefore, the identity of the authors and the participants is not disclosed. www.csis-scrs.gc.ca Published April 2013 Printed in Canada © Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada Photo credit: istockphoto.com World Watch: Expert Notes series publication No. 2013-05-01 Le présent rapport contient les conclusions d’un projet d’étude mené dans le cadre du programme de liaison recherche du Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité (SCRS) pour examiner l’avenir du phénomène al-Qaïda. Il présente des scénarios envisagés lors d’un atelier, ainsi que quatre études originales rédigées par différents spécialistes à la demande du SCRS. Le présent rapport n’est pas un document analytique et ne représente pas la position officielle du SCRS ou du gouvernement du Canada. Tout le projet s’est déroulé conformément à la règle de Chatham House; les auteurs ne sont donc pas cités et les noms des participants ne sont pas révélés. www.scrs-csis.gc.ca Publié en avril 2013 Imprimé au Canada © Sa Majesté la Reine du chef du Canada Crédit photo : istockphoto.com Ce document est imprimé avec de l’encre sans danger pour l’environement
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NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has denounced the UK’s emergency surveillance bill, criticizing the distinct lack of public debate it encompassed and its heightened powers of intrusion. During an exclusive interview in Moscow with the Guardian, the whistleblower suggested it was highly unusual for a state to process legislation so hastily other than at a time of acutely endangered national security.
The following procedures are to be followed for scoring student answer papers for the Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry. More detailed information about scoring is provided in the publication Information Booklet for Scoring the Regents Examinations in Mathematics. Do not attempt to correct the student’s work by making insertions or changes of any kind. In scoring the open-ended questions, use check marks to indicate student errors. If the student’s responses for the multiple-choice questions are being hand scored prior to being scanned, the scorer must be careful not to make any stray marks on the answer sheet that might later interfere with the accuracy of the scanning. Unless otherwise specified, mathematically correct variations in the answers will be allowed. Units need not be given when the wording of the questions allows such omissions. Each student’s answer paper is to be scored by a minimum of three mathematics teachers. No one teacher is to score more than approximately one-third of the open-ended questions on a student’s paper. On the student’s separate answer sheet, for each question, record the number of credits earned and the teacher’s assigned rater/scorer letter. Schools are not permitted to rescore any of the open-ended questions on this exam after each question has been rated once, regardless of the final exam score. Schools are required to ensure that the raw scores have been added correctly and that the resulting scale score has been determined accurately. Raters should record the student’s scores for all questions and the total raw score on the student’s separate answer sheet. Then the student’s total raw score should be converted to a scale score by using the conversion chart that will be posted on the Department’s web site at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/apda/ on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
Criticism of First Turkish-German Minister Grows By Anna Reimann Aygül Özkan was meant to be the hope of a new generation of politicians in Germany. In April she became the first politician with German-Turkish roots to become a minister in a state government. But her first months in office have proven to be a disaster and what could have been a public relations coup for her conservative party has backfired. Aygül Özkan, 38, was meant to be the next great hope for a new generation of German politicians. In April, she became the first person of Turkish origin to be appointed as a government minister at the state level . Indeed, it was rare that a politician had been given as much advance praise or had been saddled with such great expectations. "She's a major role model, with her competence and her character and she will get off to a good start and do a good job," Christian Wulff, then the state governor of Lower Saxony and now Germany's president, said at the time. He said she would also help to "prevent parallel societies" from forming, a reference to immigrant ghettos many politicians fear are developing in German cities. At the time of her appointment as social minister, Özkan was feted not just by her party, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), but across the political spectrum. But Özkan's time in office so far has been marred by controversy. Only days before taking up her job, Özkan said in an interview that "Christian symbols" -- specifically crucifixes, "do not belong in state-run schools." She added that Muslim headscarves don't, either -positions that had even been backed by Germany's highest court. But pressure from within her party was tremendous and Wulff reprimanded his protégé, who in turn apologized. Later, Özkan sparked controversy because of employee contracts she had signed as a manager at TNT, a postal services company. At the company, some workers received wages of only €7.50 ($9.80) per hour. Employment lawyers accused her of having created "working conditions that were at the legal limits." The politician responded by describing the criticism as "absurd" and "unfounded." A Controversial Charter for the Media And last week, she caused an outcry when she called on journalists to sign a so-called "media charter for Lower Saxony," in which they were supposed to agree to common standards for reporting about integration efforts in the state.
Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers Annual Conference (2012): http://www.quenchdesign.com/clients/PLDW/summer2012/article7.html National Association of Colleges and Employers webinar (2012): http://www.pldw.com/MediaPress-Releases/PLDW-Brian-L-NACE-PR-Final-1A-April-2012.pdf Rhode Island Career Counselor Consortium (Keynote speaker, 2012): http://www.pldw.com/Media-Press-Releases/PLDW-Brian-L-RICCC-Keynote-PR-1ANovember-2012.pdf Employment Trends for 2013 – Are You Ready? (Panelist, 2012): http://www.quenchdesign.com/clients/PLDW/PLDW_EMP/Oct2012/article4.html Providence Business News Social Media Summit (Panelist, 2012 and 2013): http://www.pldw.com/Media-Press-Releases/PLDW-Brian-L-PR-PBN-Summit-final-1AFebruary-2013.pdf Providence Business News E-Marketing Summit (Panelist, 2013): http://pbn.com/2012-EMarketing-Summit-Photo-Gallery,65887?page_size=12&sub_type=photos 790AM Positive Business Radio with Patricia Raskin (various): http://www.pldw.com/MediaPress-Releases/PLDW-Brian-L-PR-Radio-1A-April-2013.pdf NBC10 (several times, live with Dan Jaehnig and Alison Bologna) (various): http://www.turnto10.com/story/21110948/what-happens-to-your-facebook-page-when-you-die The Rhode Show (Cyberbullying Interview, 2013): http://www.wpri.com/dpp/rhode_show/homelife/parenting/wpri-rhode-show-digital-agecreates-new-kind-of-bully Wyman Elementary School (Cyberbullying training for parents and students, 2013) http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/Parents-must-say-no-to-stop-cyberbullying,80381 Fortune 150+ executives (San Diego, CA) (2012): http://www.pldw.com/Media-PressReleases/PLDW-Brian-L-San-Diego-Conference-Final-1A-February-2012.pdf Rhode Island Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (Panelist, 2013): http://www.pldw.com/Media-Press-Releases/PLDW-Brian-L-SHRM-PR-Final-1A-April2013.pdf Boston Bar Association Health Care Lawyers Section (Presenter, 2011): http://www.pldw.com/Media-Press-Releases/PLDW-Brian-and-Joel-BBA-Final-1A-March2011.pdf Rhode Island Bar Association (various): http://www.pldw.com/Media-Press-Releases/PLDWBrian-L-PR-Bar-Association-Final-1A-April-2012.pdf Public Relations Society of America (webinar, 2012) (social media): http://www.prsa.org/Learning/Calendar/presenter/2075/Brian_J_Lamoureux XPertHR (webinar, 2013) (social media) http://www.quenchdesign.com/clients/PLDW/summer2013/article5.html Public Service
The synthetic hoses consist of a seamless PA compound inner layer reinforced with a braided layer of high performance synthetic fibre. This reinforcement is protected by an oil, weather and abrasion resistant Polyester Elastomer Compound. The standard assembly length is 0,9 meter with one straight and one elbow 90 degree hose fitting. The fitting connection is 1/4” metal tube with 7/16”-20 UNF swivel nut connection suitable for 1/4” SAE male flare. Other lengths and/or fitting connections configurations (Style 50, 51 straight or elbow) are available on request (quantity orders only). Features zz Very flexible zz Low minimum bend radius (30 mm) zz One straight and one 90° elbow pressure connection zz Polyester Elastomer Compound construction zz High pressure safety ratio zz Low effusion Application These synthetic hoses are designed for pressure measuring connections. They provide, for example, a very flexible connection between a refrigerant compressor and pressure controls. The hoses can be used for all non-corrosive refrigerants including R134a, R22, R404a, R407c and R410A with pressures within the maximum pressure range of the hose. Hoses are tested with common compressor oils in combination with above mentioned refrigerants. Ordering Codes Pressure Connection Fitting Connection Length (cm) H735AA-30C H735AA-40C 40 H735AA-50C Aditional Features 30 50 H735AA-70C H735AA-90D Straight x 90° elbow 1/4” metal tube with 7/16”-20 UNF swivel nut connection suitable for 1/4” SAE male flare
Square-Lock Casing Type-A (Casing Tube) HAGI TUBE Flexible Conduit Fea tures - General-purpose, standard stock item - Lightweight - Pliable - Non-stretch - High tensile strength - Resists lateral pressure - Excellent bending characteristics - KSP & KSO types are mist-proof and oil resistant (standard color: black) Materials - Flexible Tube: Stainless Steel - Sheathing: Soft Polyvinyl-Chloride (PVC), Olefin Elastomer (new product) Optional Materials for -Flexible Tube: Titanium, Brass, Copper, Aluminum, Galvanized Copper -Sheathing: Polyethylene (PE), Silicone Rubber (Si), Fluorocarbon Resin (ETFE.FEP), Stainless Steel Braiding (B) *Please refer to page 13 in this catalog for more details. -Sheathing Combinations: Stainless Steel Braiding+PVC, Kevlar+PVC, etc. Applications - Optical fiber and sensor cable protection - Communication Equipment - Medical Equipment - Arcade game machines - Robotics and automation - Lighting - Fiberscopes - Light guides - Measurement devices About Standard Length Standard length of tube is approx. 100m, consisting of two or three shorter lengths of tubing, for example: 75m+25m, 45m+55m, etc. Please contact us if you need a tube without connections. Notes 1. Delivery time will be 14 to 21 days after receipt of order. 2. Upon request, we will accept orders for the insertion of optical fibers or cable harnesses into the tubing.
Seeking part-time retail sales clerk/cashier position SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS • • • • • Customer-focused self-starter with proven client services skills Energetic, hard-working achiever and communicator, with strong listening skills Quick learner, eager to learn and follow directions Excellent team player who thrives in teamwork situations Responsible and reliable, with record of professionalism EDUCATION • High School Diploma, Kettle Falls High School, Kettle Falls, WA, expected May 2012 HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS • • • Earned Stevens County Superintendent’s Scholar Award, 2011 Achieved Honor Roll, Kettle Falls High, 2010-2011 Earned Varsity Letter, Kettle Falls High Soccer Team, 2009-2011 WORK HISTORY Bagger, Super One Foods, Colville, WA, Summer 2010 • Prepared bagged groceries to customer specifications • Assisted in loading groceries to customer vehicles • Secured shopping carts and other key supplies • Provided customer service to average of 60 customers per shift Babysitter, Suzie’s Babysitting Services, Kettle Falls, WA, 2007 to present • Maintain satisfied clientele of 10 families • Provide quality care for children aged newborn to 12 years • Manage all aspects of business COMMUNITY SERVICE • • • • Supplied 40 community-service hours at Parkview Senior Living, retirement community, Sept. to Oct. 2010 Donated more than 100 hours to Northeast Washington Fairgrounds, Fall 2009 and Spring, 2010 Contributed more than 120 volunteer hours to Columbia River Christian Academy Summer Camp, Summer 2010 Provided 10 volunteer hours to Columbia River Cleanup, Summer 2010 SKILLS • • • Customer relations, customer service Computer literate in both Windows and Macintosh platforms Working knowledge of Spanish