Pollsters to adopt new Canadianized international code of conduct
OTTAWA — The organization that represents most of Canada’s public opinion pollsters and market researchers says it will adopt a new code of conduct that mirrors global standards for such firms, but with a Canadian twist.The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) announced Monday that it has formed a partnership with ESOMAR, the body that oversees the global data, research and insights industry.Under the partnership, CRIC said it would adopt a “Canadianized” version of ESOMAR’s most recent code of conduct and global standards.The announcement comes as polling firms prepare for the upcoming federal election.The council was formed in September after its predecessor, the Market Research and Intelligence Association, disbanded.That organization, formed in 2004, had previously been accused of not being transparent and failing to ensure its members live up to its own standards.ESOMAR director Finn Raben said the new partnership with CRIC will help ensure that Canadian market researchers maintain a high standard for the ethical collection, use and storage of data. The Canadian Press
Anaheim Ducks start their quest for the Stanley Cup
KUSI Newsroom, Anaheim Ducks start their quest for the Stanley Cup April 12, 2018 Posted: April 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Anaheim Ducks have qualified for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year, equaling the second largest streak in the NHL.The Ducks enter the 2018 playoffs with the most postseason wins in the Western Conference since 2014 (31-22), which is also tied for 2nd in the NHL.The first round series starts at the Honda Center Thursday, Apr. 12 versus the San Jose Sharks with game two Saturday, April 14th. The local community is painting it orange this playoff season to support the Ducks postseason run. Ally Kay was in studio to talk more about their strategy as the team moves forward and what fans are doing to get ready for the big game!Ticket information can be found here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Anaheim Ducks FacebookTwitter
House Panel to Mark up Milcon Spending Bill Next Week
Dan Cohen AUTHOR House Appropriations subcommittees are expected to mark up two fiscal 2016 spending bills next week including military construction-veterans affairs, reported CQ.With the FY 2016 budget resolutions passed last month by the House and Senate sticking to the Budget Control Act caps for defense and non-defense spending, a combined $1.017 trillion, the allocation for the milcon spending measure shouldn’t vary much from the current year’s level. Both chambers’ resolutions stuffed $38 billion in extra funds into DOD’s war funding account as a way to sidestep the statutory spending caps, though, so appropriators could opt to allocate some of the additional funds to military construction needs.By moving the milcon spending measure early, House Republicans could be confronting President Obama to veto a popular bill. The White House has indicated the president would not sign any appropriations bills that don’t exceed the mandated budget caps, putting the president on a collision course with the GOP. In the absence of a spending deal between congressional Republicans and the White House, the FY 2016 appropriations process could be easily derailed, according to the story.The other spending measure expected to be taken up next week is energy-water. Both spending bills could reach the House floor before the end of the month.