As it relates to youth programmes and training initiatives, Mr. Sweeney informed that “we identified a strong youthful population there, especially within the age range of 15 to 24 years, and a number of youth within the community need to be attached to programmes, whether secondary school, vocational, tertiary, internships and jobs”. Deputy Chairman, Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says effective implementation of community-redevelopment, citizen-security and public-safety initiatives can significantly transform vulnerable and volatile communities. Mr. Sweeney said the objective of the interventions is to effect change and provide relief to residents. He said the services being delivered will empower people to solve their own problems and, ultimately, uplift their community. Story Highlights Deputy Chairman, Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says effective implementation of community-redevelopment, citizen-security and public-safety initiatives can significantly transform vulnerable and volatile communities.Speaking in a recent JIS ‘Issues and Answers’ interview, Mr. Sweeney pointed out that communities have already been benefiting from social-intervention activities and engagements being undertaken by various government agencies as a means of effecting positive changes.He said that through the work of the committee, the agencies that are operating in these volatile areas every day “will now have a coordinated approach in providing the intervention that is needed, whether through work on the physical environment, skills and educational development or social services”.Mr. Sweeney told JIS News that the social-intervention activities being implemented in Mount Salem in St. James, where the first ZOSO is in effect, are expected to serve as the blueprint for similar activities in other areas.He noted that three major areas of focus were identified for Mount Salem. These are enhancement of the physical environment, youth engagement programmes and civil registration.In terms of the physical environment, he outlined that initiatives are focused on sanitation, solid-waste removal, utility regularisation, bushing, improving road conditions and street lighting for public safety.As it relates to youth programmes and training initiatives, Mr. Sweeney informed that “we identified a strong youthful population there, especially within the age range of 15 to 24 years, and a number of youth within the community need to be attached to programmes, whether secondary school, vocational, tertiary, internships and jobs”.He said that “once we put them in the programme and they have matriculated out of the programme, we say to these entities and employers that we are the reference; I know where this person lives… I know where they come from… I know what they have been trained in”.Mr. Sweeney added that with this approach, the youth will develop trust and confidence in the system, knowing that their address will not be an inhibitor after they have invested their time and effort in a training programme.In addition, he noted, they would have seen others in the community getting sustainable jobs and engagements after they have gone through these State-provided programmes.In terms of civil registration, some of these services were delivered at a two-day community fair, where a number of entities were on hand to process important documents for residents, who also benefited from free medical and dental checks.The entities included the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), HEART Trust/NTA, National Youth Service (NYS), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), and the Ministry of National Security and its agencies.“So, it was about processing birth certificates, passports, voter’s identification, driver’s licence to ensure that persons have proper identification. If we know who you are, if we know your demographics, your personal situation, then we can better serve you and mobilise the type of agencies, or direct you to them,” the Deputy Chairman reasoned.Mr. Sweeney said the objective of the interventions is to effect change and provide relief to residents. He said the services being delivered will empower people to solve their own problems and, ultimately, uplift their community.“When you leave a community such as Mount Salem, you want to return and see the community almost empty in the daytime because those people are at jobs, there is good infrastructure, there is social cohesion within the community and there are no zinc-fence structures, but (instead) lines of visibility where you can interact from your home to the street,” Mr. Sweeney noted.The Social Intervention Committee is charged with developing a sustainable development plan, which will include addressing issues related to health, the environment, social improvement, infrastructural development, education and economic development.This is in keeping with the clear, hold-and-build strategy aimed at containing crime while safeguarding the rights of citizens and promoting sustainable community development.
New Delhi: The central zone of South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Sunday undertook massive clean-up operations near Nizamuddin Dargah and Humayun Tomb area in an attempt to remove illegal encroachments that were causing major traffic congestion problems in the area. This action from the municipality comes after the Delhi High Court demanded that substantive measures be taken to this effect based on a plea filed by the Jamia Arabia Nizamia Welfare Educational Society (JANWES). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDuring the clearing operation, SDMC stated that they demolished 42 temporary sheds and ‘tripals’ and removed several petty articles including iron grills, benches, and refrigerators. Officers from the Licensing and Health and Veterinary departments along with Delhi Police staffers carried out the clearance operations in what SDMC said was an attempt to ease traffic congestion in the streets leading towards the Dargah. The SDMC said that they also issued notices to two kiosks in the area, asking occupiers to remove them, failing which central zone officials will take necessary steps. However, this comes on the back of repeated orders from the High Court regarding clearing up the area, according to an observation made by a bench last week. While hearing the JANWES plea, the court had noted that SDMC and police officials were busy blaming each other and thus delaying clearance operations. It had asked SDMC Commissioner and DCP Traffic to appear before it on April 16.
President Sirisena, commending the cooperation of Germany extended to Sri Lanka for a long time, stated that to maintaining a good association with every country in world is the foreign policy of the new government of Sri Lanka. He also thanked for the vocational training center, being built in Kilinochchi with financial assistance of Germany. The President stating that Sri Lanka is now a country which uses high standards technology in health sector requested the assistance for the development of the technical skills for health activities. German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier says Germany would lead the European Union to revive the GSP+ relief to Sri Lanka. The Foreign Minister who is on an official visit in Sri Lanka stated that he would take action on that regard, in coordination with the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka.Steinmeier made these remarks when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat. The President said ensuring of the democracy and reconciliation is the course of his government. He also stated that the government is committed to ensure the freedom of judiciary. The President, who invited German investors to Sri Lanka, promised to provide required facilities to them. The German Foreign Minister expressed the satisfaction of the government of Germany on the program carried out by the Sri Lankan government to ensure democracy and achieve reconciliation.Steinmeier conveyed the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkal for President Sirisena to visit Germany. The President accepted the invitation. (Colombo Gazette)
The United Nations and Guatemala signed a landmark agreement today to set up an investigative panel on illegal groups and secret security organizations in the country, giving the UN – for the first time – prosecutorial powers to work within the justice system of one of its Member States.The Commission to Investigate Illegal Groups and Clandestine Security Organizations in Guatemala, to be known by its Spanish acronym CICIACS (Comisión de Investigación de Cuerpos Ilegales y Aparatos Clandestinos de Seguridad en Guatemala), aims to limit current criminal behaviour by prosecuting some cases, as well as to fortify the country’s justice sector.Once ratified by the Guatemalan Congress, the Commission will have an initial lifespan of two years. It will be headed by a Commissioner appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and will include a team of investigators and prosecutors experienced in human rights and organized crime.UN officials said the Commission differs from efforts by the UN in other countries to bring accountability in that it will work within the Guatemalan legal system using Guatemalan rules of procedure to investigate and prosecute new cases in local courts. Previous truth and reconciliation commissions examined past offences, while the criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda are international in nature and follow special rules of procedure.One of CICIACS’s strong points is that the initiative came from civil society, UN officials added. “We in the UN responded to a request from the Government to help make the CICIACS idea a reality, but in so doing we are responding to a request from the people of Guatemala,” said UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast, who signed the agreement along with Foreign Minister Edgar Gutierrez at UN Headquarters in New York.”Guatemalans had recognized that continuing human rights violations and general lawlessness were holding their society back, and turned to the international community for help.”In asking the UN to establish CICIACS, Mr. Prendergast added, “Guatemala has recognized that its own justice sector institutions are having difficulty confronting some kinds of criminality. Likewise, we in the international community have recognized that not all the assistance we have given over the years to the justice sector has had the desired effect.””Now the hard work begins,” he said. “We must recognize that CICIACS is an experiment and we – Guatemalans, the United Nations and its Member States – must work closely together to ensure that the experiment is a success.”
According to the Environment Agency, weather warnings are extended as far as Northumberland and Christchurch in Dorset.Passengers on a London to Nottingham train had to be transferred after a landslide in Corby caused eight hour delays on Thursday.Around 400 people were stranded on the train before being evacuated and one person was treated at the scene by paramedics.East Midlands Trains have apologised, calling it a “challenging situation” due to rubble and serious flooding curbing rescue efforts.Simon Partridge of the Met Office said: “For Lincolnshire, Sunday wont fair too badly, there shouldn’t be much more additional rain.”We won’t see any significant rain until early Wednesday morning, which will see thundery downpours, with up to 20mm of rain.” Hundreds of residents will be evacuated for up to two days in Lincolnshire amid concerns about flood defences for the River Steeping.The Environment Agency confirmed that a decision had been made to “evacuate the highest risk areas and the most vulnerable”.Heavy rainfall affected large parts of England on Wednesday and Thursday with dozens of flood warnings issued by the agency.Residents in Wainfleet experienced two months’ worth of rainfall in two days – leading to a burst in the river bank on Wednesday.A state of emergency was declared on Thursday and residents were evacuated from around 100 flooded properties in the town.The town was flooded and Three RAF Chinook helicopters dropped 270 one-tonne bags of aggregate to repair the bank on Friday. But according to City of Lincoln Council, the “repairs at River Steeping have deteriorated” and the RAF will return to “drop further ballast”. She told Lincolnshire Live: “The whole of the bottom of our house is completely gone. Everything’s floating including our beds”We recently renovated the whole of the first floor, but now everything we own is in foul water at the moment.”We really don’t know what’s going to happen… ‘We’ve just been to the shop and bought a few clothes because what I’ve got on is all I’ve got.” A tweet from Lincolnshire Police showed a map of affected properties and said residents should prepare to be away for 48 hours.Meanwhile, a rest centre has been set up in nearby Skegness, but warnings have been extended across the Midlands and North West. An RAF Chinook helicopter lands on the edge of the River Steeping Credit:PA The dots on this map are the properties surrounding #Wainfleet which require evacuating. Not sure if this means your address? Please crosscheck with the postcodes listed here:https://t.co/RqnIxPlRBBThank you for your understanding and we’ll keep you updated pic.twitter.com/hUtvu6jwFx— Lincolnshire Police (@lincspolice) June 15, 2019 The inside of Jean Hart’s homeCredit:Lincolnshire Live / MEN Media Homeowner Jean Hart and her husband say they “lost everything” after her Wainfleet home was flooded during heavy showers. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Katrine Lundenorge handball Handball news of the day is coming from Norway! Legendary goalkeeper Katrine Lunde is pregnant and has to take a break from proffesional handball for a while. She and her boyfriend Nikola Trajkovic (Serbian football player who play in Gyor) waiting for a baby in March 2015. She will miss the whole season, but Gyor’s goalie will stay fit with the everyday practice with her team.A 34 years old Katrine will miss chance to win the hat-trick at Women’s EHF Champions League with Hungarian champion and become one of the “golden” girls with five trophies (she won two both with Gyor and Viborg HK).Lunde will also miss the Women’s EURO 2014 in Croatia and Hungary next December.– I am happy and looking forward to their own family. But handball will still be a lot of my life, and I hope I can come back quickly at peak after birth – says Katrine. ← Previous Story 10 DAYS TO STRUGA 2014: First win for Azoty Pulawy with the new head-coach Next Story → Clara Woltering with “part-time” job in Podgorica!
The family drew strength from the song, and decided to make a video to go with it, taking ‘Lego Sinead’ with them ‘everywhere’ over the Summer.Describing what happens in the video, Clodagh writes:The first scene is a dawn breaking which symbolises hope for us in our new lives. The second scene was filmed at the Annual National Sand Sculpting Competition in Bettystown, a competition we enter as a family each year, but which took extra effort this year because our hearts weren’t in it. But little Lego Sinead encouraged us to take part because we needed a busy scene for the video. ‘JUST FOR TODAY’ by Dundalk singer-songwriter Sinead McNally was released in August of 2012, however a fan-made video is now drawing more people’s attention to the song than ever before.Clodagh Carthy and her family created a Lego animation video to go with the song, which Clodagh says helped verbalise what they were going through in the wake of a terrible tragedy.In a message accompanying the video, she writes: I lost my precious husband to suicide in January 2013, father of three kids aged 13, 11 and 8. Thankfully we were cushioned by the generosity, kindness and support of family, friends and neighbours.But all of a sudden my head was dealing with funeral arrangements, finances, legalities, doctors, not to mention my own complex emotions and those of the kids and our efforts to rebuild our lives.When I heard the song, the strongest emotion I felt was liberation because ‘Just for Today’ gave me permission to clear my head, to take time out, to be on my own for a while and announce that “I know what I’m doing. Leave it to me”. Source: Sinead McNallySinead McNally has now posted the video, complete with a message from Clodagh, on her YouTube page.Even Lego has tweeted a message of support:The song is for sale on iTunes, with all proceeds going to Aware.You can build things with Lego on the internet now>Toddler has adorable reaction to hearing for the first time>
It certainly feels like the iPad 2 is coming in the next few weeks? In the wake of ces’s massive tablet lovefest, we’ve seen a parade of iPad rumors, all seemingly pointing to the fact that Apple would be unveiling something soon. And besides, Apple’s fairly regular release schedule pointed to a late January event (the first iPad was announced on January 27th of last year).Here’s another interesting little potential hint. In the second beta of iOS 4.2, a thumbnail seems to actually give away the release date of the new tablet. In the past version, the iOS, the old calendar icon had a big “27” on it–the day in January that the last iPad was released. The new icon, meanwhile, spots a big “9.”AdChoices广告Could Apple be releasing the new iPad on the 9th of February? Seems like a long shot, sure, but in the world of Apple rumors, everything is fair game.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppButch Stewart getting into the cow business. Not herding them, but cooking them and on December 12, Sandals will open its first steak house at its resort in Grenada. At one of his recently acquired resorts, LaSource there will be a restaurant called Butch’s Chophouse. You should see the cowskin-desgined caravan his marketing team is sporting in New York to promote the Sandals High Steaks Giveaway… you get it, high steaks! The sweepstakes invites the public to take a picture of the Sandals-branded SUV that has been moving around the Tri-State Area since Nov. 12. The pictures are to be submitted at Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #SandalsSteakhouse for a chance to win the free trip. There is no limit to the amount of entries one person can submit, according to Sandals’ and the contest ends Tuesday, Nov. 26. Obviously the steak house is named after Sandal’s chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart. Related Items:
Fortnite season 10 is already full of surprises. Epic Games Fortnite season 10, aka season X, is live. The new season doesn’t yet have any of the sweeping changes found in previous seasons, but it looks as though the island will be in a state of flux until the start of season 11, which could be sometime in October. What’s new?Epic made a short post Tuesday regarding changes to Turbo Building. The developer says some players with low pings had a slight advantage with building, so they added a slight delay of 0.15 seconds, up from the original 0.05 seconds, to even things out. Added last year to Fortnite, Turbo Building allowed players to hold down the respective build button to create a structure in whichever direction they were pointing rather than having to press a button each time. It’s an important part of advanced strategies so many players immediately complained about the changes, including pro gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who says they “nerf building.” Tags The Fiends are only found in Retail Row and can drop loot when destroyed. Players entering the area will receive full shields but will have to be aware of the Fiends as well as of other players. Also included in the v10.10 update is a change to the Brute, the new mech added in season 10 that many players take umbrage at. As previously stated by Epic, the robot will have a targeting laser added to help other players recognize when they’re in danger. There were also several changes of when and how often the Brute spawns. The mechs will spawn more often earlier in the match and as the storm circle closes in, the chances for a Brute to appear will decrease. Epic added a new throwable called the Junk Rift in the Aug. 20 v10.10 content update. The trailer for the item depicts it as a new tool to take down a Brute. A few hours late, but the Rift Beacon in Mega Mall has now been activated! pic.twitter.com/PcF0wyRgNi— s1l0x (@s1l0x) August 11, 2019 Nobody:Not a single person:Like literally nobody ever:Not even the aliens in Area 51:Fortnite: Lets nerf 90s— Ninja (@Ninja) August 27, 2019 3 Update v10.10 made another big change to the island as Mega Mall is gone and Retail Row is back, but with a twist. The new patch went live on Aug. 14 with the older location coming back, and inside the dome surrounding the spots are zombie-like creatures called Fiends. Comments FIRST, PENNYWISE SOUND FILES NOW A FILE CALLED CREEPY BALLOON!!?? IT’S 100% a CROSSOVER!! pic.twitter.com/plC8Y5vk3D— HYPEX – Fortnite Leaks & News (@HYPEX) August 27, 2019 A Rift Beacon appears in Dusty Depot, but it’s the one in Mega Mall that became active on Monday, Aug. 12. This means the spot may get thrown into a time warp with the next update. Retail Row has returned but there are some unexpected guests returning with it.Grab your squad and take on the fiends now! pic.twitter.com/BZMR5ABsgz— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 14, 2019 On Aug. 5, players saw something in the Neo Tilted area. A Rift Beacon was activated, creating a rift above the location. In Tilted Town, there are a select amount of weapons unvaulted by Epic that fit with the Old West setting. The weapons are the Double Barrel Shotgun, Six Shooter, Hunting Rifle and Infantry Rifle.Epic also released a new weapon in the same update. The Automated Sniper Rifle lets players shoot four rounds per second and bullets travel faster than other rifles. The new Automated Sniper Rifle. Epic Games Fortnite players saw on Aug. 9 that a new Rift Beacon is being built in Dusty Depot. This means the location that just returned at the start of season 10 may change in the coming days just like Tilted Town. Now playing: Watch this: Aug. 6 marked the first big change to the island since the beginning of Fortnite season 10. Neo Tilted went back in time and is now called Tilted Town. The area has an Old West motif and its own special rules: “no buildin’, no breakin.'” The Rift Beacon at Neo Tilted is now opening a rift #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/02zRdCOBhD— Fortnite News | LootLake.net (@LootLakeBR) August 5, 2019 Gaming First discovered by data miners at the start of the season, Tilted Town is its own unique space on the island. Players who run into the dome surrounding the location will have their attire changed to something out of Red Dead Redemption, and they are unable to build any structures or harvest any materials. Or can they?One Twitter user found a way to enter Tilted Town with the ability to build. He does so by creating a platform right above the outskirts of the town. Once there, he edits a platform he’s standing on that lets him drop in without changing his attire and still have access to building structures. 56 Photos Share your voice The Junk Rift creates a rift above where it makes contact, and several objects will fall to the ground. That junk does big damage to anything directly under it and also deals splash damage to other players nearby. Tuesday’s update also saw another change to the map, as the Rec Center located to the west of Neo Tilted is no more. A rift beacon explosion destroyed the area instead of transforming it like Tilted Town and Retail Row. Left behind are a few chests and some Glitched Consumables. These are items used to gain health, shields or another ability such as the Hop Rocks from season 5 that made players jump higher once consumed. A circle of glitched consumables found in the Rec Center rubble. Epic Games The consumables will randomly switch between apples, coconuts, mushrooms, peppers and the previously mentioned Hop Rocks. Shadow Stones were initially among the items available, but Epic tweeted Tuesday that they were removed because of an undisclosed issue. The latest update for Fortnite is all about a new crossover. This time it’s with the upcoming Borderlands 3 video game. The crossover will give players a taste of the Borderlands series by bringing Pandora to Paradise Palms. He is somewhere on the island…. pic.twitter.com/m0uXvhOvaY— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 1, 2019 6:20 Neo Tilted will slowly change to a Wild West kinda look! pic.twitter.com/NDSI0JiHON— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 1, 2019 This is how Tilted Town will look like.remember! This is without the new buildings, im currently trying to leak them ingame! pic.twitter.com/17DdllaxUc— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 2, 2019 The Rift Beacon Is Being Built At Dusty Depot!#Fortnite📷: @Guille_GAG pic.twitter.com/ebHOQwjJRp— Fortnite Leaks And Info (@FNLeaksAndInfo) August 9, 2019 The Fortnite map for season 10 didn’t change, which is unusual for the start of a new season. In the v10.0 patch notes, Epic said Rift Zones will make locations from the past reappear. One data miner found assets in the update that show Neo Tilted may change to an Old West theme called Tilted Town. How to build inside new tilted pic.twitter.com/Kkm8PevVJy— Javas (@JavasFN) August 6, 2019 Nothing has happened yet, but rifts could be part of the season 10 storyline. Data miners already discovered a new version of Neo Tilted called Tilted Town, which could change due to the rift. Players can now visit the Pandora Rift Zone to see the new Borderlands theme. While in the zone, shields will regenerate automatically if a player doesn’t take any damage for a certain amount of time. There’s also a Psycho skin and Claptrap back bling available for purchase. Epic also added Welcome to Pandora challenges that will reward players with Borderlands-themed content. The Borderlands 3 crossover event lasts until Sept. 10, which is just a few days before the game’s release on Sept. 13. The v10.20 update, out on Aug. 27, also includes a new throwable, the Shield Bubble. Throwing one will create a large bubble that blocks projectiles and explosives for 30 seconds. Players can run through it and destroy the bubble’s emitter causing it to deactivate. Protect yourself and others with the Shield Bubble. Epic Games Fortnite is available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Android and iOS devices. The gaming experience isn’t complete without a good chair Originally published on July 28.This story has been updated regularly throughout season 10 to add the latest weapons, Easter eggs and events. Following the backlash, Epic reverted the Turbo Building changes, according to a blog post on Wednesday. The delay was removed, but as mentioned in the original post, there will be a 0.15 seconds time whenever a structure is destroyed before another can be rebuilt. Also on Tuesday, a Fortnite data miner discovered a possible upcoming crossover with the film It: Chapter 2. In the last update, there were assets related to the movie like a ballon called simply “Creepy Balloon” and an audio file that could be from Pennywise. As teased by Epic during the Fortnite World Cup, Dusty Depot is now back on the island. There was also one addition to the map, although it’s above the island and not on it. The meteor from the season 3-ending event that destroyed Dusty Depot is in stasis above the impact point. The map for Fortnite season 10. Epic Games Players can actually enter the meteor to find items and the capsule that contained the Visitor who was responsible for the rocket launch event in season 4 that began this whole time crisis. How Fortnite, AR and YouTube influence toys The film is set for release on Sept. 6, which means this event could happen with the next update on Sept. 3. Epic might also launch the date of release like it did with the Stranger Things crossover. Season 10 rundownThe biggest change in Fortnite season 10 is a two-player mech called the Brute. The robot acts as a vehicle, with one player controlling its movement while the other can use its weapons, which include a shotgun and a missile launcher. Players can also use the mech’s Overshield ability, which will consume 200 materials of any type. Fortnite players took to the game’s subreddit to complain that the new mech is overpowered. Several threads included memes of how ridiculously powerful the Brute is. One thread has a fake tweet from Epic saying it’ll make changes to the mech to make it more balanced. One user posted a video of himself winning a match with the Brute, saying he didn’t deserve the Victory Royale. Even Fortnite World Cup champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf had trouble with the mech. After numerous complaints from players, Epic nerfed the Brute on Aug. 22. Now the mech will fire fewer rockets, move slower and there’s a chance that a Brute won’t spawn at all during a match. pic.twitter.com/P8ow3YjTQm— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 5, 2019 Fortnite Nintendo
The Coast Guard cutter Healy made a detour from its science mission in the Arctic last Saturday to rescue a sailboat trapped in ice near Barrow.Download AudioThe Healy broke through Arctic ice to reach the S/V Altan Girl near Barrow on Saturday. /Credit: USCGC HealyThe Altan Girl is a 36-foot steel boat, trying to sail the Northwest Passage from Vancouver to eastern Canada.The vessel is Turkish-Canadian, according to The Nome Nugget. The newspaper says the boat’s skipper, Erkan Gursoy, plans to sail across Canada all the way to Turkey.But the boat got stuck in sea ice Saturday, 40 miles northeast of Barrow. Weather conditions meant search and rescue couldn’t fly in from the North Slope — so the Coast Guard diverted the Healy to help out.The Healy towed the Altan Girl through 12 miles of Arctic ice before they reached open water. The cutter’s crew did a safety check. Then they sent the sailboat back to Barrow to resupply and wait for better conditions.The Healy is now back on track with its Arctic research mission, funded by the National Science Foundation.
The House Finance University of Alaska Subcommittee recommends cutting $35 million from the university’s budget for the upcoming year.Jim Johnsen, University of Alaska president. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)Combined with Governor Bill Walker’s proposed $15 million cut, the university would lose one in seven dollars in state funding.The subcommittee also voted to support consolidating the university’s three campus administrations by the end of the year.University President James Johnsen has proposed cutting administrative costs and streamlining programs, but the subcommittee’s cuts go much further.“I don’t have a problem reducing administrative costs and generating – getting those revenues over into our academic programs,” Johnsen said. “So, we’ll see. But to do, to change three accredited universities, that’s a big deal. That’s not going to happen in 2016. But to reduce administrative costs across the system, we can definitely do that.”The subcommittee voted for the cuts 5:2 on Wednesday. Supporters of the cut noted that including federal and other funds, the university’s budget is eight hundred seventy-five million dollars.Johnsen says he’s glad the cuts didn’t go even deeper. Subcommittee Chairwoman Tammie Wilson, a North Pole Republican, had initially wanted a $45 million cut, but scaled back the cut after hearing from university leaders.Johnsen says he’ll fight for more money before the Legislature completes the budget.“I appreciate the move the committee made,” said Johnsen. “I appreciate the statements made by committee members that this is the beginning of the process. Um, I’m still disappointed, however, in the outcome of this proceeding. But knowing there’s a process to move forward with, we’ll continue to press it.”The House Finance Committee will vote on the recommendations before the full House votes. The university regents ultimately decide how the budget will be spent.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. January 15, 2019 2 min read If a police officer or federal investigator wants to get into your smartphone, they can no longer use your eyes, face, or fingerprint to force you to unlock it.A federal judge in Northern California has ruled that compelling a device unlock using biometric data is a violation of Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Cops are already barred from asking suspects to unlock their devices with a passcode, thanks to a Florida appeals court decision this past October. With this decision, biometric login mechanisms are afforded the same protection.In her decision, Judge Kandis Westmore said that fingerprints and face scans such as Face ID on iOS devices are not the same as physical evidence, and that even with a warrant, the government has no right to force suspects to incriminate themselves.”If a person cannot be compelled to provide a passcode because it is a testimonial communication, a person cannot be compelled to provide one’s finger, thumb, iris, face, or other biometric feature to unlock that same device,” she wrote.The case hinged on Judge Westmore denying a warrant to police officers investigating an alleged extortion crime in Oakland, California, where the suspects used Facebook Messenger to threaten the release of a compromising video. She said officers had probable cause to search the suspects’ property, but not to unlock any devices or compel suspects to do so.Apple and other device makers have pushed back against forced device unlocks in many forms for years. The warrant denial, and the precedent it sets for protected biometric data, is a significant decision for digital privacy as well as search and seizure law in the connected devices era. This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now »
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THE House plenum unanimously blocked on Friday an attempt by the government to refer a bill to the supreme court as it would reduce the consumption tax on beer produced by microbreweries and would thus deprive state coffers of increased revenues.The bill, tabled by the Greens, aimed at harmonising Cyprus law on taxing microbreweries with the rest of the European Union that would reduce the levy from €6 to €3 per 100 litres / degree of alcohol of finished productThe chairman of the House Finance committee and ruling Disy party head Averof Neophytou, called the executive not to refer the law to the supreme court.President’s Anastasiades’ administration wanted to refer the bill on the reduced tax due to an increase in administrative costs as inspections would be needed to verify the size of breweries both domestic and from other member states from which beer is imported.Neophytou told representatives of the Finance ministry and the Legal Service during a House finance committee meeting earlier in the day, that the referral of the law to the higher court would be a political issue, as all the laws voted have administrative costs.Efi Xanthou of the Green Party, told the Cyprus Mail that there is a European Directive that clearly states that microbreweries are entitled to reduced tax.“Even if Cyprus does not follow this directive, if a local microbrewery exports to an EU member state that implements the directive, then it would pay reduced taxes,” she said.What we have to do, Xanthou continued, is to ask once a year all member states to inform Cyprus which microbreweries are entitled to a reduced consumption tax and this will be notified to the tax department.“We, as a state, are obligated to register and certify the quantities of beer of microbreweries. If this case went to court, I’m sure it would be rejected. The four companies that are currently registered and operating in Cyprus are subjected to reduced tax when exporting abroad.”Xanthou added that the Ministry of Agriculture has to help these businesses to be able to export.“If the government starts rejecting law proposals because of increased administrative costs for things that they have to do anyway, the executive and legislature will not be able to do their job, as we will pass the law, and they will invoke on administrative costs,” she concluded.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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