New proposed law to keep your kids safe online

first_imgThe law required convicted sex offenders to register and update any email accounts, screen names for chatting services like AIM, or other identifiers with the state. The state then created a list and gave that list to the providers so they could purge the offenders from their sites if they desired. “They can take advantage of that trust you know to get the kids to send them explicit pictures, then they have leverage over the kids, so it really has opened the door for predators,” Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge said about the dangers of the internet. (WBNG) — While Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address was aimed at helping New York as a whole, one specific proposal is targeted at strengthening protection for children online. The internet has changed a lot since 2008, so not only will the new law address new platforms such as social media and dating apps, it will make it a crime for offenders to misrepresent themselves online.center_img According to the governor’s office, E-STOP sent the information of 22,000 sex offenders to social media sites in 2019. When Governor Cuomo was New York’s attorney general in 2008, he authored the Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators Act, or E-STOP, the basis for internet protection in the state today.last_img read more

EPA finds E coli , coliform in airplane water tests

first_img EPA announcement [News release] Flights in Virginia, Georgia, Texa, and California were tested in August and September. Repeat tests on 11 aircraft indicated eight planes still didn’t meet EPA’s water-quality standards. Sep 27, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – More than 12% of passenger aircraft contained Escherichia coli or coliform bacteria in a recent round of testing, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found. The Air Transport Association (ATA) said that about 90% of member aircraft could be traveling internationally and loading water from sources not subject to EPA standards. Drinking water aboard 158 randomly selected passenger planes was tested. While 87.4% of the planes met EPA drinking-water quality standards, 12.6% did not. Initial testing showed 20 planes had positive results for total coliform bacteria; two of them also tested positive for E coli. Both of those contaminants are indicators that the water could contain other disease-causing organisms. See alsocenter_img EPA had begun a review of rules and guidelines in 2002 but is speeding up the process in light of the aircraft test results, the agency announced. The agency is placing specific emphasis on preventive measures, adequate monitoring, and sound maintenance practices such as flushing and disinfection of aircraft water systems. EPA and ATA are collaborating to reach agreement on how airlines will bring drinking water up to acceptable standards, a news release said, but added that if they cannot agree, EPA will exercise its enforcement authorities. Passengers with compromised immune systems may want to request canned or bottled beverages, EPA suggested in a Sep 20 news release. EPA answers to frequently asked questions about airline water safety [FAQ]last_img read more

Caribbean Zika Response & Preparedness Goes to Boetica & Delice

first_img Tweet Share The Dominica Red Cross continues with its Caribbean Response and Preparedness Project aimed at preventing and responding to the Zika virus disease. The Society is focused on reaching the public through improved community engagement, action and support, as well as to coordinate and share knowledge with other stakeholders. The key project interventions included Risk Communication, Community Clean-up Campaigns & Vector Control, School & Household Sanitation.It was all hands-on deck as the Dominica Red Cross Clean-up Campaign Mosquito Search and Destroy began in the Community of Boetica & Delice from January 17th – January 23rd, 2020. Environmental Health Officials, stakeholders, partners, vector control workers and Dominica Red Cross Delice Branch Volunteers turned out at the meeting point in Delice to intensify public awareness on Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus.Project Manager for Caribbean Zika Response & Preparedness Project Sylvester Jno Baptiste reiterated the reason for the Clean-up. “We continue to see an increase in mosquito breeding. It is crucial that we consistently search for and destroy mosquito breeding sites”.  The clean-up which has been executed in other communities is “aimed at motivating the public to get all Dominicans involves in the clean-up effort specifically destroying the breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads the dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses and which is found in and around homes’ stated Jno Baptiste.Some of the stakeholders and partners who supported the clean-up included the Environmental Health Department, The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation and the Delice Village Council.– / 6 LifestyleLocalNews Caribbean Zika Response & Preparedness Goes to Boetica & Delice by: – January 28, 2020 56 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more