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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Cumberland, Maryland Cumberland times news saturday March 21, 2015 3ahours commissioners highest paid serving in local office continued from 1a the Council receives $4,800 per year. Council members often work 20 to 30 hours per week. Allegany county commissioners receive better compensation. A county commissioner makes $32,639 annually with the commission president receiving $33,765 per year. They also Are reimbursed mileage at 57 cents for out of county travel. Allegany county has a salary commission that studies the compensation for t he officials periodically and makes a recommendation. A i average around 45 hours per week a said Bill Valentine the current commission president. Valentine is a member of multiple committees and makes regular trips to Annapolis. Washington county commissioners earn a bit More. A commissioner makes $35,000, with the commission president earning $40,000 annually. Board of education members Don t fare Well either. An Allegany county Board of education seat pays $6,077 per year with the Board president making $7,428 annually. School Board member Laurie Marchini is often asked to serve on various committees and boards in addition to attending the regular Board meetings. A there is a lot of behind the scene things. Ive spent entire Days working on Board work and i answer emails. Everyone wants to talk about said Marchini. Washington county school Board members receive $7,000 annually with the Board president earning $7,200. A we Are pretty much glorified volunteers. But we do it to make the community7 better a said grim. Can t remember your password Here Are two new ways to log in Greet l id at alar times news com. Brandon Bailey a who Ith san Jose Calif. A tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts or worried about reusing the same password too Many times you re not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords Are annoying outmoded and too easily hacked. This week Yahoo and Microsoft offered up some alternatives Yahoo says it can text temporary passwords to users phones each time they want to sign into their Yahoo accounts. Microsoft says it is building facial recognition and fingerprint identification technology into windows 10, the new computer operating system coming this summer so users can log on with their fingertip or face. The two approaches Drew different reviews. Here s what you should know new Day new password convenience and Security. That s what Yahoo is promising users who choose to receive a single use password a on demand a sent by text message to their Mobile phone each time they want to sign into their Yahoo account. Once you opt into the program there s no More need to create or memorize a password for Yahoo s email or other services. Not a Good move experts say. A Yahoo just made it easier for attackers to Compromise an account a said Tim Erlin risk strategist for the cube Security firm tripwire. Temporary passwords can fall into the hands of anyone who steals your phone. While most phones can be set to require a separate password to unlock the Home screen Many people done to bother to do so. Phones can also be infected with malware that intercepts or copies text messages he said. The future the concept of logging in by scanning your fingerprint or face used to seem like Sci i. But the future is Here. Microsoft said this week that it is building a biometric authentication technology into the next version of its windows software so that users can unlock computers or phones with their face Iris or fingerprint. The devices must have a fingerprint Reader or a High end camera with infrared sensors which Are becoming More common. Windows to users May also be Able to use their face or fingerprint to sign into other online accounts. Microsoft is providing related software to builders of Independent Apps and websites so they too can verify a users identity through a combination of biometrics and an encrypted code automatically generated by the users computer or phone Microsoft vice president Joe Belfiore wrote in a Biog Post. Google already offers facial associated press tech experts agree that traditional passwords Are annoying outmoded and too easily hacked. Yahoo and Microsoft Are offering new log in solutions via text facial recognition and fingerprint identification technology. Recognition As an option for unlocking android phones although its not widely used. Early versions were criticized As unreliable but the technology has improved said Anil Jain a biometrics expert at Michigan state University. Apple and Samsung offer fingerprint identification to unlock some phones Apple also uses it to authorize purchases through Apple pay. Its too Early to know7 if Microsoft s system will be effective or gain wide acceptance. Jam eau toned. But alternatives to passwords Are definitely needed said fraud expert Al Pascual who stud ies the banking and payments Industry at javelin strategy amp research. Too Many people use the same password for multiple accounts and they Are routinely stolen by hackers. A the password today Quot he said. A is More of a liability7 than any kind of Security Allegany schools require proof of vaccination continued from 1a Public information coordinator for the Allegany county health department. Allegany county if Iblis schools follows state regulations on religious exemptions said Mia Perlozzo Cross the school system s Public information officer. The Dhah has an exemption form but it cannot be used if there is an epidemic deemed by the Secretary of health. Schools require proof of immunization for All students according to the school systems enrolment procedures document. A temporary admittance is allowed for a child who is not up to Date on vaccinations in certain circumstances if an appointment with a health care provider is shown by parents or guardians. There Are also special exceptions for homeless children and officials Wrork to make sure those children become vaccinated. Outbreaks of vaccine preventable illnesses in the school system have not been seen. Cross said. Reba Niland the county school health program director said state officials have reported that 99 percent of Maryland s children have All of their vaccinations up to Date by the first Day of school. There is also a flu vaccine program in the schools. Thirty nine percent of children in prekindergarten through fifth Grade w7ere vaccinated in the fall Caldwell said adding that Many More receive flu shots and flu Mist through their own health care providers. A the Acho gives a Small fraction of the immunizations Given in the county so we Don t have a Good picture of a vaccinated rates among adults As Many of them get their vaccines from other providers a Caldwell said. Chicken pox is not considered a reportable disease by state officials. A Coucher poll released feb. 24 showed Maryland residents concerned about the health threats from a vaccinated individuals. Of those surveyed 83 percent think that non vaccinated people pose a Public health threat. In addition nearly three quarters of those surveyed believe that Only vaccinated children should be allowed to attend Public schools. Despite some concerns about the effectiveness of vaccines 95 percent of Marylander said they believe vaccines work to prevent disease. Interview s for the Survey w7ere completed with 619 Maryland citizens. For a Sample size of 619, there is a 95 percent probability the Survey results have a plus or minus 3.9 percentage Point sampling error from the actual population distribution for any Given Survey question according to Goucher. The Goucher poll is conducted under the auspices of the Sarah t. Hughes Field politics Center which is housed in the department of political science and International relations at Goucher College. Matthew Bieniek can be contacted at Bieniek i times news com. We embrace Ideal Micro holistic approach to your care. Practice concepts. Board certified care providers. 30 minute appointments. 24/7 on Call Access. Same Day appointments. Off Street parking generally available. Accept most insurance plans. Individual care plans. A Karen Skwara crop accepting new patients of All Ages Newborn to those who Are Young at heart. Erland \ Alley family medicine30a n. Mechanic Street Cumberland my. 240-362-7265www.cvfm1.com lawsuit claims dangerous Levels of arsenic found in Low priced brands of California wine los Angeles a dozens of bottles of Low priced California w Ines sold under such labels As Franzia Mogen David and Almaden contain dangerously High Levels of arsenic according to a Law suit filed by four California residents. The Industry group wine Institute dismissed the lawsuit As Institute spokeswoman Gladys Horiuchi said Friday that although the United states does no to have specific arsenic Levels for wine Many other countries do. She added that California vintages have never come close to exceeding those Levels. 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