STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Spencer Maffei Named To Deans List At Rochester Institute

first_imgROCHESTER, NY — Spencer Maffei, of Wilmington, was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester. Maffei is in the computer science program.Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.About Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.(NOTE: The above announcement is from RIT via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Rochester Institute Of TechnologyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”Harvey Named To Dean’s List At Rochester Institute of TechnologyIn “Education”last_img read more

Rangpur Metropolitan Police bill passed in JS

first_imgThe Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday passed a bill to form Rangpur Metropolitan Police with a view to improving the law and order and strengthening the police services to ensure public security in Rangpur metropolitan area, reports UNB.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan moved the bill titled Rangpur Metropolitan Police Bill, 2018 which was passed by voice vote.In November 2017, the cabinet approved the draft law to form the separate police force for Rangpur Metropolitan area, which was placed in parliament on 11 February.The bill empowered the police force of the metropolitan area to award pecuniary punishment and jail-terms for violation of laws. It can fine up to Tk 10,000 and one-year jail subjected to types of crimes.The draft law was framed in the light of the existing Sylhet Metropolitan Police Act 2009 and Barisal Metropolitan Police Act, 2009.As per the bill, the police members will have to execute the orders of the competent authorities, apply full power of the police officers concerned to prevent or resist any possible criminal offence and resist all public nuisances.In 2012, Rangpur City Corporation was formed with 203 square kilometre areas and nearly eight lakh dwellers.last_img read more

Ted Cruz Says Cambridge Analytica Told His Presidential Campaign Its Data Use

first_img Share By Robin Jerstad for The Texas TribuneU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at a campaign event for congressional candidate Chip Roy in New Braunfels on Saturday, Feb. 10. 2018U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign was assured the much-touted data firm it used during the 2016 race, Cambridge Analytica, was operating above the board, a spokeswoman for the U.S. senator said Tuesday, weighing in as the company faced growing scrutiny over its practices. Cruz’s data-driven 2016 campaign relied on Cambridge Analytica for over $5.8 million in services, according to Federal Election Commission records, before the firm went on to work for the Republican Party’s nominee and now-president, Donald Trump. On Friday, Facebook announced it was suspending Cambridge Analytica from the social network ahead of reports that it had improperly harvested information from the profiles of over 50 million users. The firm has denied any wrongdoing.Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said in a statement: “In explicit contractual language, Cambridge Analytica affirmatively represented that all data used by them were obtained legally, that they would conduct their operations ‘in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations,’ and that they ‘hold all necessary permits, licenses and consents to conduct its operations.’ The campaign relied upon those representations throughout our engagement, which were reiterated by Cambridge Analytica upon inquiries of the media back in 2015, when they assured us the claims made in the press were false.”As controversy has mounted over the firm’s practices in recent days, Democrats have sought to make Cruz answer for its starring role in his White House bid. The Texas Democratic Party issued a statement Monday afternoon saying Cruz “will stop at nothing to weasel his way into power, even if it means weaponizing stolen information to manipulate people to like him.” And on Monday night, Cruz’s Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso got in on the action, tweeting a dig at Cambridge Analytica’s claims of sophisticated voter targeting. “We also wanted to know what was on Texans’ minds,” O’Rourke said. “So we’ve been showing up and asking them in person at hundreds of town halls across the state.”In suspending Cambridge Analytica, Facebook said it learned in 2015 that the firm improperly obtained data from about 270,000 users through a third party and subsequently asked the firm to delete the data. While Cambridge Analytica assured Facebook it had erased the data, the social network said it discovered in recent days that the firm may not have done that.The story has since grown only more complicated, with the publication over the weekend of newspaper investigations revealing how the firm harvested private information from the 50 million profiles without users’ permission. On Monday, a London TV station unveiled an undercover investigation in which Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix was secretly filmed discussing how the firm could entrap politicians through bribes and sex workers.Cambridge Analytica had factored prominently into many accounts of Cruz’s data-savvy 2016 operation. At the time, the firm was a little-known company that boasted of being able to use “psychographic” analysis of voters to narrowly tailor messages that could win them over.“The campaign hired Cambridge Analytica as a vendor to assist with data analysis and online advertising,” Frazier said in the statement. “The campaign’s data analysis program followed and built upon the successful data-modeling and micro-targeting approach pioneered by the Obama campaigns in 2008 and 2012.”Cambridge Analytica is reportedly owned in part by Robert Mercer, a New York hedge-fund magnate who poured $11 million into a super PAC network that supported Cruz’s 2016 effort. In addition to the more than $5.8 million that the firm billed Cruz’s campaign, it did $570,000 in business with one of the pro-Cruz super PACs, Keep the Promise II.Mercer and his daughter Rebekah — who helps guide his political spending — ultimately switched their alliances to Trump when Cruz dropped out of the presidential race.Even then, Cambridge Analytica maintained a strong connection to Texas — it was part of the Trump campaign’s San Antonio-based digital operation operation, which was helmed by then-local web developer Brad Parscale.last_img read more