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Wilders’ security officer held for suspected data leak

Dutch police have detained a security official in the group responsible for protecting anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on suspicion of leaking classified information, a spokesman said Wednesday. The extent of the security breach and whether it has had any effect on the tight security cordon that constantly surrounds the far-right Wilders was not immediately clear, but the leader of the populist Party for Freedom reacted angrily on Twitter.

“If I can’t blindly trust the service (DBB) that has to protect me, I can no longer function. This is unacceptable,” Wilders said in a tweet directed at Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Wilders has lived for more than a decade under around-the-clock protection and in anonymous safe houses following death threats.

Dutch media reported, citing unnamed sources, that the suspect is a police officer with a Moroccan background who had passed on information to a Dutch-Moroccan criminal organization. The story first appeared on the website www.NRC.nl . Wilders was convicted last year for anti-Moroccan comments and, while campaigning last weekend, referred to “Moroccan scum” who commit crimes in the Netherlands. The revelations came three weeks before the Netherlands holds a parliamentary election. Wilders’ party is riding high in the polls, although mainstream parties have said they will not form a coalition with him if he wins the popular vote because of his hard-line anti-Islam stance. His manifesto includes closing Dutch borders to all migrants from Muslim nations, banning the Quran and shutting all mosques in the Netherlands.

In an indication the government is taking the alleged leaks seriously, the Dutch prime minister and the minister for security and justice on Wednesday visited the heavily-guarded wing of Parliament that houses Wilders’ party offices. Rutte declined to say if he had met Wilders or to discuss the nature of his visit.

Wilders later tweeted that the security breach “is a serious case that fortunately is also being taken seriously by the Cabinet.”

Police spokesman Dennis Janus revealed few details of the case, saying it was still under investigation. He said an officer from the DBB security team was detained Monday on suspicion of “sharing classified police information in the private sphere.”

The DBB is responsible for security around politicians, the Dutch royal family and diplomats based in the Netherlands.

Minnesota Vikings: Top free agency, NFL draft needs for 2017

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Minnesota Vikings[1] must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 8-8 record from last season. The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Vikings’ roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine. One way or another, the hammer will drop soon on running back Adrian Peterson[2]. On the roster, he would count $18 million against the salary cap, so a reduction is necessary for him to stay with the Vikings or for that matter to sign with another team if he is released.

Either way, the Vikings might not be able to count on Peterson staying healthy, and they surely need to upgrade an offensive line shattered by injuries at tackle in 2016.

THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 3rd in NFC North (8-8)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 315.1 (28th)

RUSHING: 75.3 (32nd)

PASSING: 239.8 (18th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 314.9 (3rd)

RUSHING: 106.9 (20th)

PASSING: 207.9 (3rd)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

*Indicates option not expected to be exercised or expected to be released

TOP THREE NEEDS

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

The Vikings used five players at left tackle and three at right tackle in 2016. They need talent, durability and depth at this key spot. UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract’s average annual salary)

Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati (36 in December, $9M)

*Russell Okung, Denver (29 in October, $10.6M)

Rick Wagner, Baltimore (28 in October, $576K)

Luke Joeckel, Jacksonville (G; 26 in November, $5.3M))

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/14 Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin, 6-5, 314, 5.29, 1 (underclassman)

2/25 Cam Robinson, Alabama, 6-6, 310, 5.28, 1 (underclassman)

3/38 Garett Bolles, Utah, 6-5, 296, 4.97, 1-2 (underclassman)

4/53 Taylor Moton, Western Michigan, 6-5, 330, 5.31, 2

5/59 Roderick Johnson, Florida State, 6-6, 308, 5.34, 2 (underclassman)

GUARD

Left guard Alex Boone wasn’t great, but he provides something to build around. Right guard Brandon Fusco had another bad year and two concussions, then was released after the Super Bowl. UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract’s average annual salary)

Kevin Zeitler, Cincinnati (G; 27 in March, $1.89M)

T.J. Lang, Green Bay (G/injury; 30 in September, $5.2M)

Ronald Leary, Dallas (G; 28 in April, $2.55M)

Chris Chester, Atlanta (G; 34, $2.35M)

Chance Warmack, Tennessee (G; 26 in September, $3.04M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/33 Dan Feeney, Indiana, 6-4, 304, 5.09, 1-2

2/35 Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky, 6-4, 305, 5.12, 1-2

3/46 Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 300, 5.20, 2

4/49 Dion Dawkins, Temple, 6-4, 317, 5.27, 2

5/85 Nico Siragusa, San Diego State, 6-4, 326, 5.37, 3

RUNNING BACK

Even in the unlikely event Adrian Peterson returns for less money, the Vikings still need a big, young, versatile back of the future.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract’s average annual salary)

Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh (25, $1.03M)

LeGarrette Blount[3], New England (31 in December, $1M)

Latavius Murray, Oakland (27, $567K)

Eddie Lacy, Green Bay (27 June, $848K)

Darren McFadden[4], Dallas (30 in August, $1.5M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/5 Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 5-11, 206, 4.43, 1 (underclassman)

2/9 Leonard Fournette, LSU, 6-1, 230, 4.45, 1 (underclassman)

3/24 Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 6-0, 202, 4.48, 1 (underclassman)

4/60 Alvin Kamara, Tennessee, 5-10, 215, 4.62, 2 (underclassman)

5/86 Joe Mixon, Oklahoma, 6-1, 226, 4.50, 3 (underclassman)

UFA KEEPERS

T Matt Kalil (injury; 28 in July, $4.94M)

WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson (26 in March, $1.8M)

CB Captain Munnerlyn (29 in April, $3.75M)

ROSTER REVIEW

DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl. QUARTERBACKS: Starter — Sam Bradford[5]. Backups — *Teddy Bridgewater, Taylor Heinicke, Shaun Hill[6] (UFA). RUNNING BACKS: Starters — Adrian Peterson, FB Zach Line (UFA). Backups — Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata (UFA), C.J. Ham.

TIGHT ENDS: Starter — Kyle Rudolph. Backups — Rhett Ellison (UFA), David Morgan[7]. WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters — Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen. Backups — Charles Johnson[8], Cordarrelle Patterson (UFA), Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright. OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters — *LT Matt Kalil (UFA), LG Alex Boone, C Joe Berger, &RG Brandon Fusco, *RT Andre Smith[9]. Backups — T T.J. Clemmings, RT Jeremiah Sirles, C Nick Easton, G Zac Kerin, G Willie Beavers, T Rashod Hill, &*OL Mike Harris, *LT Jake Long[10] (UFA).

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters — LE Brian Robison, NT Linval Joseph, *DT Sharrif Floyd, RE Everson Griffen. Backups — E Danielle Hunter, DT Shamar Stephen, DE Justin Trattou (UFA), DE Stephen Weatherly, *DE B.J. Dubose, *DT Scott Crichton, *DT Tom Johnson[11]. LINEBACKERS: Starters — SLB Anthony Barr, MLB Eric Kendricks, WLB Chad Greenway (UFA/retired). Backups — LB Audie Cole (UFA), MLB Kentrell Brothers, WLB Emmanuel Lamur, SLB Edmond Robinson. DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters — CB Xavier Rhodes, CB Terence Newman[12] (UFA), FS Harrison Smith, *SS Andrew Sendejo. Backups — CB Captain Munnerlyn (UFA), CB Trae Waynes, CB Marcus Sherels, *CB Mackensie Alexander, *CB Jabari Price, S Anthony Harris, S Jayron Kearse, *S Antone Exum Jr.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K Kai Forbath, P Jeff Locke (UFA), KOR Cordarrelle Patterson (UFA), PR Marcus Sherels, LS Kevin McDermott.

References

  1. ^ Minnesota Vikings (www.upi.com)
  2. ^ Adrian Peterson (www.upi.com)
  3. ^ LeGarrette Blount (www.upi.com)
  4. ^ Darren McFadden (www.upi.com)
  5. ^ Sam Bradford (www.upi.com)
  6. ^ Shaun Hill (www.upi.com)
  7. ^ David Morgan (www.upi.com)
  8. ^ Charles Johnson (www.upi.com)
  9. ^ Andre Smith (www.upi.com)
  10. ^ Jake Long (www.upi.com)
  11. ^ Tom Johnson (www.upi.com)
  12. ^ Terence Newman (www.upi.com)

Security Service Charitable Foundation donates $4800 to The Good Samaritan House

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 21, 2017) A donation from the Security Service Charitable Foundation will help make feeding the hungry a little easier. The Foundation recently donated $4,800 to The Good Samaritan House located in downtown Salt Lake City. The money will go towards the purchase of a meat slicer to aid in preparing more than 400 sack lunches each day.

Our motto has always been a sack lunch, no questions asked, said Darren Williams, program director of The Good Samaritan House.

Established in 1984 in the basement of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, the needs of The Good Samaritan House grew quickly, resulting in the program moving into a larger house down the street. The program provides food, personal care items and referrals to all people regardless of their affiliations.

Every human being has a right to be fed, said Kimmy Shore, assistant director of The Good Samaritan House. Our program provides a great service to the community, helping people of any age or background when they need a little help.

The services provided rely heavily on volunteers, something the Security Service Volunteer Corps is proud to be a part of.

Our employees have seen first-hand the impact this program has on the community, explained Greg Reed, senior vice president of member service Mountain West Region, for Security Service. We are proud to be able to support the organization both through a charitable contribution and our volunteer efforts.

Security Service Charitable Foundation Donates 00 To The Good Samaritan House

Cutline (from left): (L to R) Darren Williams, director at The Good Samaritan House; Reverend Martin Diaz, pastor at The Good Samaritan House; and Greg Reed, senior vice president Mountain West Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union.


About Security Service Charitable Foundation

The Security Service Charitable Foundation was created to reinforce Security Service s commitment to the community by contributing to deserving organizations and causes that benefit the community and help to improve the quality of life for its citizens. The Security Service Charitable Foundation is a Texas Non-profit Corporation and federal public charity that was incorporated in 2007 and is the charitable arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union.

About Security Service Federal Credit Union

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with 73 locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org[1] or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.

Contacts

Clarissa Rodriguez
Assistant Vice President | Corporate Communications
Security Service Charitable Foundation
210.476.4490
[email protected]

References

  1. ^ www.ssfcu.org (www.ssfcu.org)
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