Gov’t Moving To Relocate Juveniles In Lock-ups

first_imgRelatedGov’t Moving To Relocate Juveniles In Lock-ups RelatedGov’t Moving To Relocate Juveniles In Lock-ups RelatedGov’t Moving To Relocate Juveniles In Lock-ups Advertisementscenter_img Gov’t Moving To Relocate Juveniles In Lock-ups National SecurityMarch 11, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government is moving swiftly to provide secure accommodation for children being held in police lock-ups due to lack of space in existing juvenile remand centres.Following his announcement in Parliament last week, Prime Minister Bruce Golding received a report from the JDF, on Tuesday, on the timeframe for renovation works to be carried out at Cape Clear, St. Mary.Based on discussions involving the Ministry of National Security, the Child Development Agency (CDA) and following consultations with the Children’s Advocate, steps are now being taken to transfer children from police lock-ups to the former remand centre at Metcalfe Street.This is a highly secure facility which can accommodate all the children now being held in custody. Minor modifications will be carried out immediately to facilitate its use as a juvenile remand centre.It is not possible to place these children in existing remand or correctional centres, as they are already overcrowded. Nor is it possible to house them in places of safety, as these do not offer the required level of security and would expose the children already there to danger.It is to be noted that 47 of the children now in police lock-ups have been charged with serious offences including murder (3), illegal firearm (12), shooting (1), possession of an offensive weapon (2), wounding (9), rape (5), carnal abuse (5), robbery with aggravation (7) and assault (3).The Government fully acknowledges that children ought not to be kept in police lock-ups but in facilities which are appropriate to their status as children, while providing the necessary security as they await the decision of the courts.Every effort is being made to have children in lock-ups relocated within the next few weeks.last_img read more

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UK competition watchdog seeks views on BT/EE merger – report

first_img The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) started the ball rolling in its examination of BT’s £12.5 billion takeover of EE, the largest mobile operator in the UK, by requesting opinions from competitors about what impact a BT-EE entity might have on the mobile and broadband markets.According to a letter seen by the Financial Times (FT), the CMA highlighted several areas that could suffer a “potential impact” from an emboldened BT, which would be number one – in terms of subscribers – in both the UK’s broadband and LTE markets. Those areas include wholesale (mobile backhaul) and retail (mobile, fixed voice, broadband, as well as bundled services, such as triple- and quad-play).The CMA sent letters to all interested parties asking for their input, with responses – according to the FT – expected later this week.Vodafone, said the UK newspaper, is expected to hone in on the terms of wholesale access to BT’s fibre network.The concern is that following a tie up with BT, EE would be the only UK mobile network operator not reliant to some extent on a third party for backhaul, which could lead to an unlevel playing field.“When BT was giving us all the same sort of service without being in the game, that was OK,” said one rival executive, quoted by the FT. “But it will own the largest mobile group and will in effect be paying itself for access to its mobile backhaul.”BT CEO Gavin Patterson strenuously denies competitors would be disadvantaged. In a call with analysts following its agreement with EE, Patterson said Openreach – the BT arm that strikes wholesale deals – was “very tightly regulated, and it will continue to serve all service providers in exactly the same way after this transaction in the same way it does today”. He claimed there would be “no inherent advantage”.The “preliminary invitation to comment” request by the CMA comes before the full merger inquiry into the deal, which will be the largest of its kind ever handled by the UK competition watchdog.The FT noted that after the acquisition of EE, the combined BT group would have a 31 per cent share of consumer mobile subscribers, and about 35 per cent of subscribers in consumer broadband. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 MAR 2015 Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Previous ArticleBlackBerry leans on Samsung and IBM for new security-focused tabletNext ArticleOrange and Airtel partner on money transfer in West Africa Home UK competition watchdog seeks views on BT/EE merger – report Tags Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Operators back Qualcomm role in open RAN path Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Ken Wieland BTCMAEERegulatoryVodafone Author Relatedlast_img read more

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Japan’s Uehara takes lead in NW Ark. Championship

first_imgROGERS, Ark. – One of Ayako Uehara’s best memories in her four full-time LPGA seasons is a hole-in-one she made in her first appearance at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2013. Uehara added to her growing list of memorable moments at Pinnacle Country Club by shooting a career-best 62 in the opening round Friday. The 9-under round matched the course record and gave the Japanese player a two-stroke lead, a remarkable position for a player who entered the week ranked 214th in the world after struggling with her game for much of the year. Uehara needed only 25 putts and made nine birdies in her bogey-free round, a score that bested her previous career low of 63 she posted in Malaysia in 2014. That was a year after her first appearance in northwest Arkansas, where she holed out on the par-3 17th on her way to a 25th-place finish. It’s a moment she’s relived countless times since, especially in the days leading to the start of this week’s tournament. ”Since I got here this year, I’ve been watching this video of this hole-in-one many times,” Uehara said. ”Also, I show my caddie.” Taiwan’s Candie Kung had a 64, and 13 players shot 65. Uehara will tee off Saturday afternoon in pursuit of her first career victory, and at the very least looking to earn only her fourth career top-10 finish in 76 tournaments. ”The course conditions will be different, so we have to make good judgment decisions and we’ll go from there,” Uehara said. Playing in muggy conditions after overnight rain, Uehara took advantage of the soft greens during the morning to match the course record of 62 set by Angela Park and Jane Park in 2008. Uehara, whose best finish in an LPGA event is third in Japan in the 2012 Mizuno Classic, missed the cut in eight of her first nine tournaments to begin this year. However, she entered this weekend having finished 39th or better in five of her last six events – an improvement in play she carried over to Friday. After a pair of birdies on her opening nine, Uehara birdied four of the first five holes after the turn, including three straight to reach 7 under. She then reached 9 under with a closing birdie on the par-4 ninth, capping a round in which she hit 11 of 13 fairways and 16 of 18 greens in regulation. Uehara finished 4 under at the NW Arkansas Championship during her rookie season in 2013, tying for 25th. However, she missed the cut at the event in each of the last two seasons before putting together her career-best round on Friday. Top-ranked Lydia Ko opened the tournament with a 5-under 66, while local favorite Stacy Lewis shot a 4-under 67. Ko and Lewis were paired together with Minjee Lee – who finished with a 65 – and the trio attracted the largest gallery of the morning at the 6,330-yard Pinnacle Country Club. Lewis, the former world No. 1 who played collegiately at nearby Arkansas, hasn’t won since her victory in the event two years ago. However, she continued to draw large cheers of ”Woo Pig Sooie” from the Razorbacks fans and finished with the 67. She had 31 putts, missing an 8-foot birdie attempt on her final hole of the day. Ko, meanwhile, closed her round with a flurry while in search of her third victory of the year. The New Zealander, after opening on the back nine, eagled the par-5 seventh with a 35-foot putt, and she recovered from a poor chip and bogey on No. 8 with a short birdie putt on the ninth. Second-ranked Brooke Henderson shot a 69. She beat Ko in a playoff two weeks ago in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship outside Seattle. Michelle Wie had a 71, and defending champion Na Yeon Choi shot 75.last_img read more

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AMR Launches Paid EMT Training Program in Grand Rapids (MI)

first_imgLt. Gov. Gilchrist, who taped a message for the incoming class, said: “As we strengthen our national resolve in the face of continuing record COVID-19 cases, the demand for healthcare professionals remains at an all-time high. AMR’s Earn While You Learn program is an equitable, innovative solution to this problem, filling these critical positions and allowing some economic relief in the process.” This comprehensive program is an exciting opportunity for Grand Rapids residents who want to begin a rewarding career in emergency medical services and get paid as they train to become EMTs. Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining their state certification, participants are promoted to EMT-B with a commensurate pay rate increase. At a time of unprecedented public health and economic challenges during the COVID pandemic, Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Reps. David LaGrand and Rachel Hood and Mayor Rosalynn Bliss joined American Medical Response (AMR) to kick off the “Earn While You Learn” initiative, which allows trainees to be full-time employees while taking the necessary certification courses to become emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Since launching the “Earn While You Learn Program” in 2018, AMR has graduated more than 350 EMS professionals. The program has made a career in emergency medical services more accessible, ensuring that a candidate is financially stable while training.center_img Photo/American Medical Response “Earn While You Learn” received a national honor from the American Ambulance Association in the best Employee Programs Category. Similar programs have also been launched in Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee.last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: Cholera in Haiti, Listeria kills two, MRSA variant

first_imgJun 3, 2011Cholera cases spike in Haiti’s capitalHaiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, is experience a surge of new cholera infections, according to aid groups working in the area. An official from Oxfam, an international confederation of 14 organizations, said yesterday that the impact of the disease on the city’s Carrefour area is currently worse than during the height of the country’s outbreak in November 2010. Mimy Muisa Kambere said in a statement that the area is registering 300 new cases a day, compared with 900 per week earlier in the outbreak. However, she added that the death rate is lower than before, because people are getting treatment faster.Jun 2 Oxfam statementIn a related development, the American Red Cross said today that it is reopening a treatment center in Carrefour to handle the spike in cholera cases in and around Port-au-Prince. In a statement, the group said it was stepping up other outbreak response efforts as Haiti enters its rainy season. It is deploying teams of health educators to cholera hot spots and is sending text messages to people in high-risk areas to notify them about treatment center locations and share cholera prevention tips.Two die of Listeria in DenverThree Listeria infections, two of them fatal, are being investigated in Denver, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced yesterday. Those who died were a man in his 30s and a woman in her 60s. All three cases involve people of Hispanic heritage, the CDPHE said. The source of the cases was unknown and under investigation. Alicia Cronquist, a CDPHE epidemiologist, urged the public to take precautions to avoid Listeria, including avoiding soft cheeses unless they are made with pasteurized milk, hot dogs and deli meats unless reheated to 165ºF, refrigerated pate or meat spreads, and refrigerated seafood. Those at high risk include people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and those older than 60, she noted. Colorado has only about 10 cases of listeriosis per year on average, the statement said.Research groups detail new MRSA variantTwo research groups have identified a new variant of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to two studies that appeared yesterday and today in different medical journals. One group reported finding the new type in patients in Irish hospitals, and their study appeared yesterday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Another group detected the strain’s emergence in human and cow populations in the United Kingdom and Denmark and detailed its results in Lancet Infectious Diseases. The new strain isn’t identified as MRSA by current lab tests, which has implications for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Irish and German researchers used high-throughput DNA microarray screening to identify the new strain, which belongs to a genetic lineage clonal complex seen only previously in cows and other animals, according to an ASM press release. While preparing their study for press, the researchers learned that a UK group had identified a bovine MRSA strain with a nearly identical genetic pattern that had emerged in both bovine and human populations in the United Kingdom and Denmark. They identified the MRSA strain in bulk milk, and they also found it when they looked for the strain in veterinary and human MRSA reference lab collections. They say the findings suggest that cows may be reservoirs for human MRSA.Jun 2 Antimicrob Agents Chemother abstractJun 3 Lancet Infect Dis abstractlast_img read more

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UK retail property doyen Barrott steps down as CEO of Abu Dhabi’s Aldar

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Vive la restoration: Sir Michael Latham on the importance of heritage stock

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Lagging behind with tax returns

first_imgWorkers in the agriculture, fishing and forestry industries were better than lawyers at sending in their tax returns on time last year, HM Revenue & Customs reported. Overall 219 per 10,000 lawyers and accountants filed late self-assessment returns.last_img

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Opponents fear Brady, but do they fear Big Ben? (Nov. 29, 2017)

first_imgAUBREY BRUCECOURIER STEELERS CENTRALThe Nov. 12 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium was supposed to be a“yawner,” no drama and no trauma type of game; yet the Steelers just squeezed by the Colts by the score of 20-17 with the Steelers’ place kicker, Chris Boswell, sealing the win.Fast forward to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh last Sunday night in prime time, Nov. 26, where Pittsburgh, with the help of the platinum leg of Boswell, again eked out a win despite more than a few “defensive discrepancies” just squeaking by the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers, 31-28.When the Steelers had difficulty finding the formula to defeat Indianapolis, many people (after the fact) said that it is much harder to win on the road than it is to win at home. OK, even if we accept that premise, wouldn’t that have also applied to the visiting Green Bay Packers?Instead, it was the Steelers again caught holding the short end of the stick, residing in the land of “no AFC home field advantage” for a substantial part of both contests. During the Steelers games with the Colts and the Packers, Pittsburgh faced two second-tier quarterbacks who had nowhere near the experience nor the offensive talent pool that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has at his disposal, yet both of these “meaningless games” were uncomfortably too close to call, with the Steelers only snatching victory from the jaws of defeat during the final minutes of both contests.Is there something wrong with this scenario? Even the “allegedly” cheating New England Patriots grudgingly command my respect when it comes to being ordinary or extraordinary. Patriots legendary quarterback Tom Brady may occasionally face a little drama, but Tom “terrific” usually tries to employ his “beat down” stick when facing any opponent, good or bad. When you see that Brady “sneer” surface on the sideline, usually something bad happens to his opponent’s defense shortly thereafter. Tom Brady is not comfortable with just getting by. His desire is to leave opponents psychologically and mentally scarred when presented with only the possibility of facing him in battle. There is something to be said when soldiers have to cross a battlefield strewn with corpses in order just to face the opponent in battle.I have a sneaking suspicion that opposing defenses may be more afraid of the offensive arsenal that the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger possess as opposed to the man that has his finger on the trigger or the button. Trust me, opponents fear facing Tom Brady, I have personally seen it in their eyes. Brady is ever dangerous because of his patience. He is also as methodical and patient as he is talented. Roethlisberger seems to want to be spectacular on almost every play. Why doesn’t he take a page from Tom Brady and just be spectacular when normal? Taking whatever, and I mean, whatever the defense gives you is the key to legend. If you don’t believe me, ask Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Dan Marino, Drew Brees, Joe Namath, Jim Plunkett and Roger Staubach. Oh, and by the way, while Steeler nation has to often wait for Roethlisberger to warm up, Brady, Brees and a few other signal callers enter the game with propane torches blazing. Things like coffee and a burger are meant to be warmed up, not NFL offenses. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

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For Tomlin and the Steelers, the time is now…

first_imgWith their eyes set on Super Bowl 52, the Steelers must first take care of their divisional round opponent, Jan. 14 — Jacksonville, Kansas City, or TennesseeCAMERON HEYWARD (Photo by Courier photographer Brian Cook)STEELERS HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN (Photo by Courier photographer Brian Cook)NOBODY HAS FOOTBALL FANS like the City of Pittsburgh, and Courier photographer Ashley Woodson was “Out and About” with our community’s best Steelers fans…STEELERS LB Bud Dupree is sizing up Browns QB DeShone Kizer…AND BUD DUPREE gets his man, as DeShone Kizer is dropped for a loss, in Pittsburgh’s New Year’s Eve win over Cleveland. (Photos by Courier Photographer Thomas Sabol)Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

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