UK health insurer transfers £20m DB scheme to master trust

first_imgTPT Retirement Solutions runs a consolidation vehicle for DB and defined contribution (DC) schemes, with the vast majority of its £10bn assets in the DB master trust.The Medicash transfer comes after TPT took on the £220m DB scheme of Coventry Building Society, the UK’s second largest building society, in June.At the time Mike Ramsey, CEO of TPT Retirement Solutions, said a number of other schemes were looking to join.Commenting on the Medicash transfer, he said in the past year a “wide variety” of schemes had transferred to TPT.“Looking forward many more are expected to join TPT as increasing regulation, complexity and the need to run schemes more effectively, encourage scheme sponsors and trustees to review the best way to deliver on their financial obligations to members,” he added.In May Hinckley & Rugby Building Society completed the transfer of its closed £30m scheme to TPT’s DB master trust arrangement.Trustees and sponsors of UK DB pension schemes also have the option of pursuing consolidation via two new entities in the market, Clara Pensions and Pension SuperFund. The latter last month said it had signed up its second client, a £300m scheme, in its second deal since opening for business last year.Health cash plans are insurance packages that provide cash back towards policyholders’ healthcare bills as well as providing cover for medical treatment. Further readingPension SuperFund signs up second client in £300m dealUK regulator toughens stance on poorly performing pension schemesHow We Run Our Money: TPT Retirement Solutions Medicash, a UK not-for-profit health insurer, has transferred its £20m (€21.5m) defined benefit (DB) scheme to TPT Retirement Solutions’ DB master trust. The Medicash scheme has around 174 members.Sue Weir, CEO of the Liverpool-based health cash plan provider, said the benefits of a DB master trust “can be attractive for schemes with less than £1bn under management”.“The transfer will improve the security of our members’ benefits by enhancing the scheme’s governance, gain access to a more diversified range of assets […], reduce running costs and ensure our members will continue to be well looked after,” she said.last_img read more

Exelon to buy US Everett LNG terminal from Engie

first_imgImage courtesy of EngieExelon Generation, a unit of the US energy producer Exelon Corporation, struck an agreement with France’s Engie to purchase the company’s Everett LNG import terminal in the US.The acquisition would enable Exelon to supply fuel to Exelon’s Mystic generation station’s units 8 and 9 while they remain in operation before the planned shutdown in 2022.Following the acquisition Exelon will continue providing LNG to gas utilities, marketers and other market participants in New England, the company said in a statement.Transaction closure is dependent upon regulatory review by the U.S. Department of Energy for LNG import authorization and, as necessary, authorization from the U.S. Department of Justice, all expected in the fourth quarter of the year.The Everett Marine Terminal, also known as the Distrigas Terminal, is the longest-operating LNG import facility of its kind in the United States. The facility has connections with two interstate pipeline systems, as well as a local gas utility’s distribution system.Mystic generating station is a 2,000-megawatt natural gas- and oil-fueled power plant. Its units 7, 8 and 9 are the operating units currently, but Exelon has unveiled its plans to retire the units in June 2022.last_img read more

Senate OKs bills extending validity of 2019 nat’l budget

first_imgMANILA – The Senate has unanimously approved on second reading the measure that would extend the validity of the unspent money under the 2019 national budget until next year. Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said that his colleagues have unanimously voted the one year extension of the validity of some portion of this year’s budget, which was only signed on April 15. “As of Sept. 30 this year, a little more than P261 billion of the people’s money – that has already been programmed but has yet to be released – could lapse if our bill does not pass muster,” Angara said. “By the time the GAA was signed, the election ban on construction of infrastructure projects also kicked in, “so in effect, for six months we were operating on a reenacted budget,” added the chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance.center_img Angara further explained: “Wala tayong bagong budget kaya yung mga bagong proyekto, hindi naumpisahan. That’s why we want to extend ‘yung validity nung 2019 budget,” President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 91 or the implementation of the cash-based budgeting system, provides that appropriations for capital outlay and maintenance and other operating expenses for 2019 “shall be valid for obligation until Dec. 31, 2019. This means that all unutilized appropriations for 2019 will lapse and revert to the National Treasury unless Congress authorizes the extension of its validity and availability./PNlast_img read more

OA’s Sarah Billingsley Places Top 10 In Girls CC State Finals

first_imgCongratulations to Sarah Billingsley of Oldenburg for a sensational performance in the Girls Cross Country State Finals in Terre Haute with a Top 10 finish.Sarah placed 9th overall.Way to go Sarah!last_img

Joshua’s undisputed world title fight with Fury must be in Britain, says Hatton

first_img Loading… “I don’t think Matchroom want the fight. All day long, Tyson Fury beats AJ. “It’s not a difficult fight to make. Whatever is on the table is 50-50. Fury is the No 1 heavyweight but we don’t say 60-40. 50-50 down the middle. “Once we get the offer that we’re supposed to be getting, we’ll be in a position to sit around the table and knock it into shape. It’s not about me or Matchroom. It’s about getting this fight made.” Hatton reached agreements for fights against superstars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao during his career and is hopeful that Fury and Joshua can confirm their huge showdown. “This fight, it can’t not happen,” said Hatton, who has been a member of Fury’s training team in the past. read also:Fury better than Joshua in every department, claims Warren “It’s got to go ahead, otherwise all of us will never forgive ourselves. Years ago, British boxing, you couldn’t think of two British heavyweights. We have the two best in the division now and they’ve got to fight each other. “When they sit around the negotiating table, everyone has just got to be sensible. A lot of fights don’t take place because of who has the lion’s share. We can’t let this fight not happen, I feel.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has suggested that talks are ‘ongoing’ for a massive fight against Joshua in 2021, with all the world heavyweight titles at stake. The Brit rivals could be lured to America or even the Middle East by lucrative offers, but former world champion Hatton has urged Joshua and Fury to deliver a historic fight on home soil once the sport resumes. “I don’t see why it can’t happen at Wembley,” Hatton told The Boxing Show on Sky Sports News. “You need a big outdoor arena. “The majority of money is made when you go boxing in the United States. The vast size of the United States, that tends to be where you earn your money, but a fight of this size, I think it needs to be in England. Two British heavyweights. “Two men at the top of the game. A brilliant clash of styles, a brilliant clash of personalities. We’ve got to have it in the UK, for British boxing. We need this in the UK, it’s an absolute must.” Warren insists WBC champion Fury is ready to finalise terms with unified title holder Joshua, provided they agree a 50-50 deal. “There have been ongoing talks,” Warren told Sky Sports. “Fury? I know I speak on his behalf – he wants the fight. More than anything, he wants the fight. Anthony Joshua’s battle of Britain against Tyson Fury should rightfully be staged in front of a big audience in the UK, says Ricky Hatton. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Albino Animals Who Look Like GhostsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do Thislast_img read more

WG girls hoops falls to C-NS; boys sweep to league wins

first_imgLooking to rebound at Nottingham Friday night, WG nearly did so, but was caught late by the Bulldogs and fell by a score of 57-56.Down 18-13 after one period, the Wildcats stormed in front 28-26 by halftime, and for most of the rest of the game neither side could sustain any margin.WG lost despite 15 points from Cunningham, 13 points from James and 12 points from Molly Benetti, with Erin Dipaola adding nine points. Nottingham’s Amaya Williams poured in 26 points, nearly half her team’s output.On the boys side, West Genesee took a 7-3 record into last Tuesday’s game against 1-9 Cicero-North Syracuse, but nearly got upended before escaping with a 64-61 victory.A close first half gave the Northstars some belief and then, in the third quarter, it outscored the Wildcats 16-9 to take a 44-38 lead, led by Luke Paragon, who would finish with 20 points and eight rebounds.Not panicking, WG reeled in C-NS during the fourth quarter, went back in front and held tight as Will Amica’s 15 points led a balanced effort.Adam Dudzinski put in 13 points, with John Benson getting 10 points. Kam Jones contributed nine points as James Tully put in six points.Two nights later, WG’s game against Nottingham was designated as Coach Joe Adams Night in honor of the former basketball and lacrosse coach at the school who passed away from brain cancer at age 46 in January 2018.And it proved a close, tense affair that the Wildcats pulled out 50-46 over the Bulldogs to improve to 9-3 overall.Having handled Nottingham 63-45 when they first met in December, WG had a much more difficult time in the rematch, falling behind 22-20 by halftime.The Wildcats’ offense roared to life in the third quarter enough to inch in front 36-32, and it held on late with a mix of production from Amica and help from his teammates.Amica finished with 19 points, while Jones had seven points. Benson, Dudzinski and Tully got six points apiece, all of which was needed since Nottingham’s Mazi Jackson led all scorers with 22 points.Both of WG’s teams face Liverpool late this week, with the boys game taking place Saturday at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall as part of the Pathfinder Bank Classic.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story What C-NS still had was its dominant junior forward, Jessica Cook, but WG mostly contained her in the first half, though it could not take advantage due to its own offensive struggles.Down 20-11 at halftime, the Wildcats did pick things up in the game’s latter stages, Meredith James earning 10 points as Catie Cunningham and Mollie Coyne each got seven points.Yet C-NS pulled further away as Cook finished with 19 points, helped by nine points from Alita Carey-Santangelo, eight points from Mackenzie White and six points from Julia Rowe. Tags: basketballWest Geneseecenter_img Halfway through its league slate, the West Genesee girls basketball team found itself firmly entrenched in third place in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division.The Wildcats were now chasing both Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse in the wake of last Tuesday night’s 46-32 defeat to the Northstars.This was, of course, the first encounter between WG and C-NS since the Wildcats topped the Northstars for the second consecutive year in the 2019 Section III Class AA final.last_img read more

Poetry collective presents workshop to aid writing

first_imgKaya Press and The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective hosted the workshop Lit in Color Write-A-Thon in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Wednesday, attracting writers and enthusiasts of writing. The workshop promoted the Asian-American diaspora of poetry, fiction and nonfiction and aims to hold space for anyone interested in writing, creativity and community.The workshop is an off-site event of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs — the nation’s largest writing conference and book fair happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center —  and is expected to attract around 12,000 writers from around the world. The five-hour rotating workshop helped  attendees create ideas to counter writer’s block and giving people the tools to create. The line-up included poet and Ph.D. student Douglas Manuel from the (Great) Indian Poetry Collective as well as Minal Hajratwala, Shikha Malaviya, Ellen Kombiyil, Tananarive Due, April Naoko Heck, Sofia Samatar, Paul Hlava, D’Lo, Kristina Wong, Samiya Bashir and Erika Wurth.“It’s a great way for people to generate ideas for any fiction and writings,” said Anita Chen, president of the student organization branch of the Kaya Press publishing company, Kaya Students for Independent Publishing, and a senior majoring in narrative studies major. “It’s an emerging platform for voices of the Asian-Pacific diaspora to be heard, and also unites people of color.”“It’s wonderful to have so many writers giving advice, and there’s always something to learn,” said Soniah Kamal, Townsend Prize for Fiction award nominee for An Isolated Incident. “An idea can come from anywhere, and it’s always fun to write from different perspective.”Neela Banerjee, managing director of Kaya Press and organizer of the workshop, said that it was important to bring in leaders of color.“It’s a great platform to draw attention to writers and bring workshop leaders of color,” Banerjee said .The workshop invited poets like Malaviya, a poet and writer who’s been writing for nearly 20 years. One of her most notable works include Geography of Tongues, a poetry collection. She has also given talks for TEDx in Golf Links Parkin Bangalore.“It’s really special that we rarely get to see many writers in a same day, and it’s always worth it to get out of  comfort zone,” Shikha said.last_img read more

Moving on up: Badgers second to one in 2013

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team had an exceptional and unexpected season. With a new coach, a freshman setter and six preseason injuries, the expectations were not that of 28 wins and a place in the National Championship game.This season, sports fans fell in love with the Badgers and saw what it truly meant to be a team.Replacing 13-year head coach Pete Waite after his resignation, first-year head coach Kelly Sheffield came to UW from the University of Dayton, making him the 10th coach in Wisconsin volleyball history. With many honors to his name, he eagerly anticipated his time at a Big Ten school.“The goal is to compete for Big Ten championships — as it should be at Wisconsin,” Sheffield remarked at the start of the season.Throughout the season, Sheffield emphasized getting better and better each match, and when that happens, “anything is possible.”Along with the introduction of Sheffield, freshman Lauren Carlini — the top-ranked recruit in the country — stepped foot into the Wisconsin Field House as the starting setter for the Badgers. Wisconsin finished no better than seventh place in the Big Ten since 2007; Carlini’s commitment to UW could not have come at a better time. Her arrival brought a glimmer of hope for a return to the top of the conference.The 2013 season started strong, with 6 straight wins for the Badgers and their strengths continued accumulating with upsets left and right. The Badgers took down then-No. 5 Michigan State and No. 7 Minnesota, making it the first time in program history that the then 16th-ranked Badgers defeated back-to-back top 10 ranked opponents.“It was really exciting,” Sheffield said. “When you have everybody pulling in the same direction. That’s the fun part of coaching.”This was a season of firsts for many of the players, as this was the first NCAA tournament for this group of Badgers, excluding junior Taylor Morey who competed in the tournament while at Notre Dame. Prior to the tournament, many doubted the opportunity for the Badgers’ success. The players used it as fuel to catapult themselves deep into the tournament.“This is a whole new experience,” Carlini said. “Let’s prove everyone wrong.”For the first time since 2007, the Wisconsin volleyball team was chosen to compete in the NCAA tournament. They were picked as the No. 12 seed and hosted both the first and second round matches. The Badgers got one last opportunity to play in front of their home fans, which proved to be more and more loyal as the season progressed.“I think our team inspired a bunch of people,” Sheffield said. “You don’t have to be a volleyball fan. If you’re a fan of sports, I think you really learned to admire what this team did this year. We hope we made the students proud.”Wisconsin finished out the season ranking fifth in home attendance, making it the 14th-straight season the team ended the year in the top five for national attendance. The Badgers averaged 3,521 fans per match.Coasting through the first two rounds of the tournament, UW took down in-state rival Milwaukee and California in a pair of three-set sweeps advancing them to the Sweet 16.As they took on Florida State, the Badgers were the only seeded team left in their region. After taking down the Seminoles, Wisconsin would not be stopped, taking down the top-overall seed and defending national champion Texas in the national semifinals to open the door to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2000.The winning streak came to an end as the Badgers fell 3-1 to Penn State. Wisconsin finished out its season with a total of 28 victories, which are the most wins the program has seen since its first season with an NCAA finals appearance in 2000.The end of the season is bittersweet, however, as the Badgers say farewell to one of their all-time greats, senior libero Annemarie Hickey. Hickey left the Field House a legend, topping off an already strong career with an exceptional senior year. She ranks third on the UW career record list with 1,681 digs and is one of the best defensive players to wear the Wisconsin cardinal and white. Hickey set a precedent for the younger players by embodying the characteristics of a true leader and extraordinary athlete.“Annemarie is probably one of the best leaders and captains I’ve had in my career,” Carlini said. “She doesn’t get down on herself when she makes mistakes, she’s always looking out for the best of the team and she’s always looking for ways to help other people.”Hickey wants to be remembered as she says her goodbyes and leaves a lasting legacy for the Wisconsin Badgers.“I am going to be the best teammate I can be. You always want to be remembered somehow, and I’ve always been working hard to be that leader that everyone looks to, the person that keeps everyone calm but competitive and is bringing it all the time,” Hickey said. “That’s my gift to them.”With the 2013 season at a close, there is only one question: what’s next?“New year, new challenges,” Sheffield said with a laugh. “We’re hoping that we use this past season as a catapult into next year. We’re a team that’s got a shot to win it all, next week when we are all back on campus we are going to get back to work on making history even better.”last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night Returns with N20m Prize MoniesÂ

first_imgAfrica’s premier professional boxing show, GOtv Boxing Night, is set to return in a much bigger way, with participating boxers billed to earn up to N20million in prize monies. The 11th edition of the show held in Ibadan on March 26, delivering the biggest ever pay day in the country’s boxing history when Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde won the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and a cash prize of N2million for the best boxer, a shade higher than N1.5million and N1million won by previous winners of the award. GOtv Boxing Night 12 is tentatively slated to hold September in Lagos, while the 13th edition is billed for 26 December.The event organisers, Flykite Sports, disclosed that Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN), Chairman, GOtv Boxing Night, has given them a mandate to speed up the event’s progress by ensuring that African and Commonwealth title fights are staged this year, while a world title fight will hold at the event next year.“Our Chairman, Adewunmi Ogunsanya is passionate about the development of the sport and the personal growth of the boxers. He wants a situation where our top boxers can buy cars and homes from their purses,” a statement from the organisers said.   Towards the realisation of the mandate, Managing Director, Flykite Sports, Mr. Jenkins Alumona, travelled abroad last week to seal agreements with top-tier international boxers in line with the direction GOtv Boxing Night is moving.The details of Gotv Boxing Night 12 will be unveiled at a press conference in August, the organisers said. The event is sponsored by GOtv, and supported by MultiChoice, SuperSport, Paragonis Multimedia Limited, KSquare Security, Newsbreak.ng, Bond FM, Brila FM, and Complete Sports and is broadcast live in 47 African countries. Since debuting three years, GOtv Boxing Night has rekindled public passion for boxing, with each edition held before a capacity crowd. Equally importantly, it has revamped the sport through better organization and financing.The two elements have delivered swanky Las Vegas-style events and better motivated boxers, who earn ten times what they once earned and are insured for every fight.The boxers, who have since become local superstars, have inspired fledgling professional boxers to take the sport more seriously.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Census 2020 is Almost Here: It Could be the Most Empowering…

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2020 census is this year’s most empowering and democratic event for the United States.As ordered by the U.S. Constitution, the census counts EVERYONE living in the country, no matter who they are: the undocumented, the transient, people living in remote areas or off the grid, foreign students and embassy personnel. The only people here who “don’t count” for the census are tourists and short-time business visitors).The year 2020 also includes presidential elections that will set the country’s future course. But whereas not everyone can vote, everyone can and should participate in the census. It determines everything from political representation to access to basic services like education and health care and highways that work for all.Recent estimates peg the amount of federal spending that is directed by census data at more than $1.4 trillion annually.“The census is critical for practical reasons,” said Lizette Escobedo, census director for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). “But it is also a process that gives every single Latino in the country, no matter what generation they are or their immigration status, an opportunity to say: We are present, we are here, we aren´t going anywhere and we are part of the fabric of this country.”In other words, the census is empowerment. And not just for Latinos, but for all communities that want to be represented in government, programs, expenditures, redistricting and even civil rights.“The census is the foundation of our form of representative government,” said Arturo Vargas, executive director of NALEO. “Given that the House of Representatives is apportioned based on the population of each state, our ability to have representatives in Congress depends on all of us being counted.”When people see it that way, they realize that the census is as important as the election – maybe more important — because it affects at least the next 10 years, until the next one is taken — and determines almost every aspect of our daily lives. A presidency can end after four years.In order for everyone to understand the census, we’ve assembled a list of quick facts we all need to know about this momentous event. All the information was taken from official census materials, interviews with top census experts and webinars led by them.Seven questions, every 10 yearsWhat is the census? The census is a self-portrait of the nation. The U. S. Constitution requires that the federal government COUNT EVERYONE LIVING IN THE COUNTRY EVERY 10 YEARS.Participating in the census amounts to answering seven questions — plus two qualifying ones — for a total of nine questions, said Peter Griffith, senior partnership specialist for the Los Angeles region of the U.S. Census Bureau.That´s it. The rewards for that are significant in resources, services and political rights.Who is counted?Everyone means EVERYONE: people of all races and ethnic groups, citizens and NON-citizens, all adults and all children, regardless of age.  There are very few exceptions to this.The key to this is that every person should be counted, not “estimated statistically” or “counted via records,” added Terri Ann Lowenthal, one of the nation’s foremost experts on everything census.Every person who lives in United States territory on April 1 needs to be counted. Short-time visitors aren´t counted but longer-term visitors, such as foreign students and temporary workers, are. The Census Bureau webpage offers a detailed list of who should be counted, and where.That day is known as CENSUS DAY. But the action starts long before that.To be counted, every HOUSEHOLD first has to respond to those nine questions.But what is a household?The U.S. Census counts people by their “household,” which includes every person or persons living in a “single living quarter.” Every household will get a “unique I.D. number” that identifies it, and this is tied to a mailing address or physical structure, not to an individual name or a family.A household can be made up of one person, or one family and the family friend who lives in a back room, or a group of roommates. At the time of response, all of them, including babies born by April 1, should be included as part of the same household. AGAIN: BABIES NEED TO BE COUNTED. Children age 0-4 were significantly undercounted in 2010 because, among other reasons, people mistakenly believed they didn´t have to be included.People are counted at their “usual place of residence” on Census Day, but that doesn´t necessarily mean that´s their legal, permanent residence. For example, if you’re a student living in a dorm, you need to be counted there. It´s the same with group facilities like military barracks, hospitals, jails or prisons.The census also conducts an “Enumeration of Transitory Locations” of people who don´t have a “stationary” home (RV parks, marinas, agricultural workers). These locations will be visited by census takers in March and April. This does not include tourists visiting the United States or short-time business visitors — about the only people who are not counted in the U.S. Census.Residents, not “citizens”Given the fact that the census results affect politics, there´s a hot debate in some quarters about whether the census should count just citizens or all residents. The Constitution is clear about that, Lowenthal said.“Congress has debated whether to change the basis for apportionment to ‘citizens’ or even ‘voters’ at several points in our history, including when the Constitution was drafted, but each time, lawmakers ultimately rejected a change,” she said. “The requirement says that the apportionment must be based on the ‘whole number of persons.’”In other words, no matter who you are, you NEED to be counted in the census.Why? “Because the constitution says so,” census experts say.“Please include everybody in the household in the questionnaire,” said NALEO’s  Vargas. “The Census Bureau won´t go back to check if you listed everyone, and getting everyone to count is extremely important for our communities.”Three ways of self-respondingPeople insist on calling this “the first digital census,” but, in reality, not everyone has to respond digitally. Some prefer to call it “the first high-tech census.” But to respond online is just one option. All households will have the chance to “self-respond” to the census either by internet, telephone or the “traditional” paper questionnaire that, until now, has been the most common method of collecting census data for more than a century.Starting March 12, 95% of households will get a package in the mail from the Census Bureau. Most people (80%) will get a LETTER with a unique ID inviting them to respond online; 20% of homes get a similar letter plus a paper questionnaire in the first mailing. The mailings will be sent in four waves (March 12, 13, 19 and 20).Then there will be as many as four more mailings:A reminder letterA reminder postcard to households that have not self-respondedA reminder letter plus paper questionnaire to those who have not self-responded (April 8-16)An “it´s not too late” postcard (also to non-responders)Self-respond, don´t get a knock on the doorWhen the Census Bureau does not hear from a household in the self-response phase, which starts March 12 and ends April 30, there will be a follow-up operation to try to get everyone else counted. That includes door-to-door visits, conducted from May 9 until the end of July.Some people really don´t like the idea of getting one of these visits.  In a recent chat with this reporter, Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), said that the best way to avoid the “knock” on the door is to be pro-active and “SELF-RESPOND” to the census.But is it safe and confidential?The short answer is YES. “The Census Act, Title 12, United States Code, includes the strictest confidentiality laws on the federal books, to my knowledge,” Lowenthal said at a census webinar for community organizations. “There are other privacy laws that provide an additional layer of protection.”By law, the Census Bureau may not share personally identifiable information with any other governmental agency (at any level of government), any private business, or any other party outside the Census Bureau, for any reason or purpose.The longer answer is that a lot or public interest lawyers and community leaders are ready to intervene if there´s even a hint that the current administration has violated any of these laws.“We know many people don´t trust this administration to follow the law, so MALDEF and others are part of a coalition of organizations and respected leaders who have pledged to step in ‘early and heavy’ if there´s any hint of violation of census data,” MALDEF’s Saenz said.TIMELINE (Courtesy of NALEO)January 2020: The first enumeration begins in remote areas of AlaskaMarch-April 2020: Self-response phase begins (online, mail and phone)March 29-April 4: National Week of ActionApril 1: NATIONAL CENSUS DAYApril 30: Self-respond by this date to decrease chances of enumerator visit.May-July 2020: Primary nonresponse followup operation (for households that did not self-respond)Dec. 31, 2020: The Census Bureau delivers final apportionment count to the White House.last_img read more