Les victimes de cyberintimidation sont encouragées à demander de laide

first_imgDans le cadre de la semaine de sensibilisation à l’intimidation, le gouvernement encourage les jeunes et tous ceux et celles qui sont blessés par la cyberintimidation à demander de l’aide. La nouvelle unité d’enquête sur la cybersécurité de la Nouvelle-Écosse, CyberSCAN, est l’un des services à qui s’adresser. Dans les six premières semaines suivant son ouverture, l’unité a reçu 30 plaintes dont 15 concernaient des adultes et 13, des jeunes. Deux des plaintes ont été jugées hors mandat. Il y a 20 enquêtes en cours. Huit enquêtes ont été résolues de différentes façons, allant d’une résolution officieuse au renvoi à un service de police pour suivi. « En tant que parent, je sais que l’intimidation a des effets néfastes chez les jeunes, a déclaré la ministre de la Justice, Lena Diab. Personne ne devrait avoir peur d’allumer son ordinateur ou son téléphone. L’unité CyberSCAN est un service vers lequel les gens peuvent se tourner pour demander de l’aide. « Le gouvernement va continuer d’étudier l’efficacité de l’unité, a ajouté Mme Diab. Il s’est aussi engagé à offrir plus de ressources aux élèves et à se doter d’une stratégie pour lutter contre les agressions sexuelles. » Les enquêteurs de CyberSCAN se sont rendus dans des écoles pour donner des ateliers afin d’aider les élèves à se protéger quand ils sont en ligne. L’unité compte cinq enquêteurs qui analysent toutes les plaintes de cyberintimidation et qui aident les victimes à corriger la situation par des moyens officieux ou judiciaires. Les enquêteurs peuvent demander une ordonnance de prévention de cyberintimidation en vertu de laquelle le tribunal peut ordonner à une personne de cesser de communiquer en ligne ou, s’il y a lieu, ordonner la confiscation des appareils technologiques. Les cas de cyberintimidation peuvent aussi être renvoyés aux services de police si des accusations au pénal semblent justifiées. Les Néo-Écossais peuvent composer le 424-6990 dans la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax ou le 855-702-8324, sans frais, pour parler à un enquêteur. Les parents de jeunes victimes peuvent téléphoner et intenter une poursuite au nom de leur enfant. Peuvent faire un renvoi le personnel des écoles, les agents de police et toute personne qui sait qu’une personne est victime de cyberintimidation. Pour plus d’information sur l’unité CyberSCAN et les options qu’ont les personnes qui pensent être victimes de cyberintimidation, consultez www.cyberscan.novascotia.ca/fr/index.html .last_img read more

Bernadette Chirac Hospitalized at PitiéSalpêtrière in Paris

Paris – The wife of former President Jacques Chirac, Bernadette Chirac, is to Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, like her husband who was admitted to the Paris hospital Sunday due to a lung infection, said Wednesday French media.“Bernadette Chirac, deeply marked by the death of her eldest daughter Laurence (in April) and exhausted for several days following pulmonary infection from her husband, was hospitalized Tuesday at the Pitié-Salpêtrière,” the couple’s son-in-law Frédéric Salat-Baroux said.Jacques Chirac, 83, served as the French president from 1995 to 2007.With MAP read more

From the Field On the frontlines of the UNrsquos counterpiracy efforts in

3 February 2011As the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) launched its anti-piracy plan in London today, one person, Alan Cole, was paying particularly close attention to what it will mean on the ground. Mr. Cole had good reason to be. He is the point man for the UN’s growing counter-piracy programme in eastern Africa, the world’s hot-spot for modern-day piracy. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the 42-year-old Briton is the programme coordinator for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) efforts to help deal with suspected pirates who have been caught in the region. The trained lawyer also brings a unique, hands-on perspective to the issue, and the dangers, involved – his previous employment includes serving 20 years in the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, where he often took part in boarding operations similar to the ones currently being carried out by anti-piracy patrols off Somalia’s coastline.“It’s a huge challenge to be working in Somalia, a deeply troubled country with huge under-investment in infrastructure and basically all other areas,” Mr. Cole said. “However, justice needs to be done and UNODC has allowed me to do that – we’re making a lasting difference to the Somali Basin and its people.”Over the past two years, piracy has once again come to the attention of the international community, with maritime trade under threat and ransom payments to pirates rising to the millions of dollars – particularly in sea-lanes off Somalia’s coastline. The number of pirate attacks around the world had been either stabilizing or falling in past years, before skyrocketing in 2008-2009, with the increase due almost entirely to the dramatic increase of piracy off Somalia. The east African country, which has been without a functioning national government for more than 20 years, is not the only area of the world affected by maritime piracy, but in 2009, more than half the global piracy attacks were ascribed to Somali pirates. A prisoner painting a prison wall with paint supplied by UNODC, as part of a beautification programme to enhance the pride and feeling of well-being amongst the inmates and prison staff.Starting in May 2009, with support from the European Union and under Mr. Cole’s leadership, UNODC’s Counter-Piracy Programme initially involved only one country – Kenya – and has now expanded into six countries in the region. It centres on a comprehensive approach based on three main objectives: fair and efficient trials and imprisonment in regional centres; humane and secure imprisonment in Somalia; and fair and efficient trials in Somalia.While acknowledging that a lasting solution to piracy off Somalia’s coastline involves ensuring stability, which may be a long way away, development and an effective criminal justice system in the country, Mr. Cole said that until that is achieved, the prosecutions of suspected pirates can help deter further acts of piracy and drives home the message that these crimes will be punished.However, due to concerns over the respect for international and human rights standards in the criminal justice system in Somalia, many countries with naval forces patrolling in the area have been hesitant to transfer suspected pirates to Somalia for prosecution. UNODC has helped put in place prisoner transfer guidelines and helped train detectives so that suspected pirates can be tried in neighbouring countries, while at the same time, developing Somalia’s own judicial and prison system.The Counter-Piracy Programme helped construct and open Somalia’s first maximum security prison in 50 years, located in Hargeisa, the main city of Somaliland, in Somalia’s north-west, an autonomous region which has declared its independence from the rest of the country.  The prison system in Somalia has suffered from chronic under-funding but Hargeisa, which opened in November 2010 with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme, will meet the challenges more effectively than its equivalents in Kenya or Seychelles.“I’ve seen some prisons in Somalia where the conditions are absolutely appalling. It’s hard to walk around those prisons and see how these men, women and in some instances children have to live,” Mr. Cole said, adding that none of the country’s existing prisons can compare with the Hargeisa prison. An overcrowded prison in Puntland, Somalia. UNODC will be improving building new prisons and improving conditions in other prisons throughout Puntland and Somaliland.“All other prisons we’ve visited in Somalia have poor sanitation, dirty drinking water, no radios and often, no vehicles,” he said. “We’ve trained the Hargeisa prison staff, they now have uniforms, and the prisoners themselves live in conditions which comply with international minimum standards where they are treated with dignity and helped to rehabilitate themselves.” The Counter-Piracy Programme’s activities have also included helping police detectives from the region meet to exchange ideas and best practices, establishing a court-house for piracy trials in Mombasa, Kenya, and training prison staff in the Seychelles, where ten per cent of the prison population is currently made up of Somali pirates. “The Seychelles is a small country bravely punching well above its weight and it was wonderful to be able to give them some sorely-needed assistance,” Mr. Cole said.He added that another major challenge is ensuring that the Counter-Terrorism Programme provides lasting benefits to the police, the judicial systems and the prisons it is aiding. “It would be wrong, and unfair, to just ‘prop up’ systems and then walk away,” Mr. Cole said. “We are continuously consulting with a wide range of stakeholders and working with them and we are able to deliver systems, programmes, training and equipment that are changing things for the better and hopefully standing the test of time.”However, the human dimension of his work is what drives him. “What does shock a bit is seeing the pirates when they’re first arrested; they’re usually dehydrated, undernourished, sometimes they’ve lost friends or family in their ‘missions’ and have little or no concept of what is happening to them,” Mr. Cole said. “Because of this, we provide interpreters from the moment they step ashore so they understand the trial process they will face – they’re accused of serious offences and UNODC is committed to ensuring they are fairly and humanely treated.”  Almost two years into his job, the counter-piracy expert noted that he was motivated by a strong personal sense of justice and a desire to make a lasting difference to the region where small and under-resourced countries are making “courageous and determined efforts to fight this terrible ‘industry.’” read more

Conseil national du numérique les propositions de PKM

first_imgConseil national du numérique : les propositions de PKMPierre Kosciusko-Morizet, le co-fondateur de PriceMinister.com, vient de remettre son rapport visant à la création d’un Conseil national du numérique, à Eric Besson. Ce CNN pourrait voir le jour au printemps prochain.Rendre des avis sur les projets du gouvernement et faire des propositions en matière de politiques numériques. Voilà le double rôle que devra avoir, selon Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, le futur Conseil national du numérique, objet du rapport qu’il a remis ce matin à Eric Besson, ministre chargé de l’Economie numérique. Ces premières orientations sont le fruit de la synthèse d’une consultation publique, qui a recueilli 90 contributions, rapporte ZDNet.fr.Le rapport de PKM précise que le CNN doit être un point de contact entre acteurs et pouvoirs publics. Il souhaiterait que le Conseil soit alors consulté de manière systématique par le gouvernement, et cela concernant tout projet de texte relatif au numérique (loi Dadvsi, Hadopi, Loppsi, taxes, etc.).Mais pour Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, il reste un “gros problème” à régler : “Quel sera le casting, et donc quelle sera l[a] légitimité [des membres du Conseil], qui est une condition essentielle pour que le conseil soit efficace ?”. Le co-fondateur de PriceMinister plaide pour que les membres du CNN soient élus pour éviter que sa légitimité ne soit déjà ébranlée. Pour PKM, sa composition doit traduire “une réelle dimension économique”. Il propose que siègent des représentants de consommateurs, d’opérateurs télécoms, d’équipementiers, d’intermédiaires techniques comme les hébergeurs, ainsi que de sites commerçants ou de médias.Le 25 février 2011 à 17:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La version 6 de Norton 360 débarque

first_imgLa version 6 de Norton 360 débarqueL’éditeur vient de dévoiler la version 6 de sa solution de protection Norton 360. Comme Kasperky One l’a fait hier, Symantec annonce également une solution de protection informatique multi-plateforme, nommée Norton 360 Everywhere.Dans ce Norton V6 on retrouve la version 4 de la technologie d’analyse comportementale SONAR ou encore l’extension de l’analyse de la réputation des fichiers à leur stabilité. Norton Identity Safe, le module de protection de l’identité, bénéficie d’une interface repensée et il est désormais possible d’administrer ses données depuis une interface web indépendante de la suite, et de sauvegarder ses mots de passe sur le cloud de Symantec pour les synchroniser entre différents ordinateurs.  Selon Symantec, ces données sur le nuage sont entièrement chiffrées. Un espace de 25Go est disponible sur le cloud pour les clients Premier.  Quant à Norton 360 Everywhere, l’idée consiste en un abonnement d’un an qui donne accès à toutes les suites de sécurité Norton, que ce soit pour Mac, Windows, smartphone, tablette, etc. Le même genre que Kaspersky One a dévoilé hier, ou encore que McAfee All Access.Norton 360 v6 est commercialisé au prix de 79,99 euros, mais le prix de l’abonnement Everywhere n’a pas encore été annoncé. Le 17 février 2012 à 20:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Kenya la construction dun port en eaux profondes inquiète la population

first_imgKenya : la construction d’un port en eaux profondes inquiète la populationVendredi, doit être lancée la construction d’un port en eaux profondes dans l’archipel de Lamu, à l’est du Kenya. Un projet visant notamment à exporter du pétrole sud-soudanais, vivement contesté par la population locale.Ce vendredi doit être lancée au Kenya, dans le très touristique archipel de Lamu, la construction d’un immense port censé pouvoir accueillir 32 navires-citerne. Ce projet vise notamment à exporter du pétrole du Sud Soudan. Situé à une dizaine de kilomètres de Lamu, une ville classée au patrimoine de l’Unesco, il sera “le point de sortie” d’un projet reliant la côte kényane aux capitales du Sud Soudan et d’Ethiopie, Juba et Addis Abeba, explique l’AFP.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La construction d’un oléoduc, d’une voie ferrée et d’une autoroute est prévue dans le cadre de ce dispositif qui devrait coûter quelque 24,5 milliards de dollars, soit 18 milliards d’euros environ. Le gouvernement kényan considère ce projet comme le “plus ambitieux jamais mené par un pays africain indépendant”. Mais la population locale y voit une menace pour son mode de vie.Les habitants de Lamu craignent d’être privés de leurs terres ancestrales, et de voir leur environnement dégradé. Ils s’inquiètent également de la préservation de leur héritage culturel qui pourrait être menacé par l’activité du port. “Il va y avoir une surexploitation des ressources, sans que des mesures efficaces pour en atténuer les effets soient mises en place” déplore auprès de l’AFP Atwaa Salim Mohamed, du fonds de conservation marin de Lamu. “Nous allons perdre un pourcentage de nos mangroves, de notre corail, et nous allons perdre, dans une certaine mesure, nos plages immaculées, notre pêche et les zones de reproduction des tortues” alerte-t-il.Le 2 mars 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Eken A90 un tablette low cost plutôt bien équipée

first_imgEken A90 : un tablette low cost plutôt bien équipée !L’Eken A90 est une tablette low cost qui ne s’embarrasse pas du superflu mais propose des caractéristiques alléchantes pour un prix record !La tablette tactile Eken A90 se présente comme un terminal convenablement équipé, vendue à un tarif agressif. L’A90 est équipée d’un écran 9,7 pouces affichant en 1024 x 768 pixels, d’un processeur Allwinner A10 cadencé à 1.2GHz, d’1Go de mémoire vive, de 8 GB utilisable pour le stockage interne.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette tablette est équipée du système d’exploitation Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Avec ses 11mm d’épaisseur, elle ne sera pas trop encombrante. Au niveau des connexions proposées, on retrouve 2 ports USB 2.0, une sortie jack de 3.5mm, un slot pour carte microSD et un port HDMI.Mais ce n’est pas tout ! Le Eken A90 offre un (inévitable) appareil photo 2 Mégapixels ainsi qu’une caméra frontale de 0,3 Mégapixels. Grâce à Android, le parc d’applications ne sera jamais en manque.Cerise sur la tablette, l’Eken A90 sera vendue 157.99 dollars seulement (un peu moins de 120 euros) ! Le 31 mars 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Monacos former director tips Mbappé to surpass Ronaldo

first_imgFormer Monaco director is convinced of Kylian Mbappé’s potential as a player, he thinks the youngster will play for Real Madrid and surpass Ronaldo.Kylian Mbappé has been the most exciting novelty in the last three years, a player who began his career at Monaco and has only continued to grow exponentially with PSG and France.The last year specifically, has been a fantastic breakthrough season which has already placed him on the same level that Neymar is, and he has even started getting compared to the likes of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.Mbappé himself has already confessed that he is one of the Portuguese player’s biggest fans and he has never denied his dream of someday playing for Real Madrid.Since he played for Monaco, director Luis Campos has believed that Kylian will someday play for Los Blancos and he even dared to say that he will surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements in the future.We can say what ever we want about this amazing young talent, but talking about him getting past the Portuguese player seems a little ahead of time still.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“Kylian represents champagne football, which we like to see and as a high level footballer I see him wearing the Real Madrid jersey because it is a club made to his measure, where the great players want to go,” said Campos on Telefoot via Goal.“In the future, I imagine myself attending a match at the Santiago Bernabeu and enjoying the show that Mbappe can offer.”“Nowadays, he is more decisive than Neymar and considering his age, he’ll be much better than Cristiano Ronaldo. I see him winning more Ballons d’Or,” he added.Luis Campos sur @KMbappe : “Il va devenir une référence mondiale sur plusieurs années”. pic.twitter.com/fcK8sHKWVQ— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) December 23, 2018last_img read more

Access road gated to Mitchell Peak north trailhead

first_imgCOUGAR — A gate across state Department of Natural Resources road No. 10 in the Siouxon Forest Block south of Swift Reservoir has closed access to the northern trailhead to Mitchell Peak.Toni Droscher of the DNR in Olympia said road No. 10, the only access to the trailhead, cuts across private land and the new owner has placed a gate on the road just east of the intersectionwith S-1000 Road.“DNR does not have a recreation easement for access across this road,” Droscher said. “Land managers are working on a solution.”The only access to Mitchell Peak trail now is from North Siouxon Creek trailhead in the southern end of the Siouxon Block.The distance from the trailhead to the top of Mitchell Peak is about 13 miles.last_img read more

UPDATE Boldts wife resigns after apparent conflict of interest

first_imgDawn Boldt, the wife of Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt, resigned Thursday from Lifeline Connections, a day after Boldt and Commissioner Steve Stuart agreed to make an emergency loan to the private nonprofit.Prior to his wife’s resignation, Boldt said Thursday morning that his wife’s employment with Lifeline did not influence his vote and that he would recuse himself from a Feb. 21 vote on whether to loan Lifeline more than the initial $190,000 the organization said it needed to make payroll.On Thursday afternoon, Boldt said his wife had resigned from Lifeline and he acknowledged the appearance of a conflict of interest.On Wednesday, Chris Horne, a deputy prosecuting attorney, told Boldt and Stuart they had authority to waive a public notice requirement and approve the loan. Lifeline, which rents space at the Clark County Center for Community Health, is the county’s only inpatient substance abuse treatment center.The county contracts with Lifeline to provide services for drug court clients. John Cox, the county’s director of drug and alcohol services, told commissioners on Wednesday that if they didn’t help Lifeline, and it was forced to close, then the addicts would likely turn up in hospital emergency rooms or in the Clark County Jail.The commissioners determined the loan was an emergency measure to help an organization that provides an essential public service.But a majority of the Board of Commissioners would need to approve the loan, and the third member, Tom Mielke, has been absent from meetings this week. He’s been in Spokane, caring for his ill mother, said Clark County Administrator Bill Barron.last_img read more

Anchorage Set To Host 2014 National Nordic Skiing National Championships

first_imgPhoto by Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team.The 2014 U.S. National Championships and SuperTour Finals for cross-country skiing are set to start in just over a week in Anchorage.Download AudioOriginally, the races were slated to take place on the trails in Kincaid Park. But since snow has been hard to come by in Anchorage this winter, Race Director James Southam says Thursday officials decided to move the races to alternate locations.“All the distance races are gonna be at the hillside ski trails; racing around the Spencer Loop and the Besh Loop,” Southam said. “And then the sprint race is gonna be held at the APU ski trails over by the Alaska Pacific University campus.”Southam expects up to 150 skiers from around North America to participate. He says it’s a unique opportunity for Alaskans to see some of the best skiers in the nation competing in person.“It’s gonna be the first time, and really the only time all season, that our World Cup athletes like Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, and Sadie Bjornsen will be competing in the U.S., much less Alaska,” Southam said.Races start on Saturday, March 22 and run through Friday, March 28.last_img read more

Nakrekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaiah inspects Gundrampally

first_imgChityal (Nalgonda): Nakrekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaiah stated that the State government has been giving top priority to education sector and was taking all measures to provide quality education to students of government schools on par with private schools.On Tuesday, he visited the government school in Gundrampally village of Chityal mandal in the district and inspected classrooms, restrooms besides the menu of mid-day meals. Later, he had a lunch with the students on school premises to ascertain the quality of food provided to the students. After interacting with school students, he directed the teachers and staff to render valuable and committed services to children in order to help them reach greater heights in their lives. The MLA later explained the students about the life of late professor Jayashankar and his services to the State. He listed out the government schemes and activities to strengthen the government schools in the State in all aspects. Local public representatives accompanied the MLA during his visit.last_img read more

Commercial vehicle sales February 2017 Ashok Leyland volume growth at 5

first_imgAuto rickshaws move past parked trucks along a national highway on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, December 2, 2015.Reuters fileChennai-based commercial vehicle (CV) maker Ashok Leyland posted 5 percent growth in volume sales in February 2017. The company sold 14,067 vehicles in comparison to 13,406 units in February 2017. The Ashok Leyland stock was trading almost flat at Rs 90 at around 12.10 pm on the BSE on Wednesday.Read: Domestic car sales February 2017: Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai volumes up For the period April-February in the current fiscal, the company’s sales stood at 126,384 units, a growth of 2 percent over 123,755 vehicles sold in the corresponding period last financial year.Other CV makers Eicher Motors and Tata Motors are yet to announce their data.Eicher Motors was trading at Rs 24,000 while Tata Motors shares were down 1.13 percent at Rs 451.last_img read more

Marjorie Green Creator of Baltimores King Memorial Breakfast Dies at 88

first_imgMarjorie “Marge” Green was an asset to her community.Marjorie “Marge” Green, who created Baltimore’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast died on Sept. 2 at the age of 88. Her funeral was held on Sept. 15 at Concorde Baptist Church in West Baltimore. The cause of death was not released.Green was born on Sept. 22, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the third of four children, to William and Rowena Johnson.  She received her formal education in the Pittsburgh public school system. Shortly after graduating from Allegheny Senior High School, she took a job with the federal government in Baltimore, Maryland where she worked until her retirement in 1985.In her lifetime she had many organizational affiliations including the Top Ladies of Distinction, the National Congress of Black Women and the National Council of Negro Women. She was also a diamond life member of the NAACP and served for 6 years as an elected member of the NAACP National Board of Directors.In 1965 Marge co-founded the King’s Landing Women’s Service Club (KLW) to broaden community support for the then segregated YMCA’s Camp Mohawk which would later be renamed as King’s Landing Camp in Huntingtown, Maryland.In 1976 KLW, under Green’s direction, organized and sponsored the 1st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. The event was co-sponsored with the YMCA of Central Maryland.Linda Hursey, acting president, vowed to preserve KLW and Green’s legacy going forward. The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held on Dr. King’s holiday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Martin’s West in Baltimore. Rev. P.M. Smith will receive the “Man of the Year” award. The Legacy Award Recipients are:  Marcus D. Smith,  Musician; Janet Arce, Fundacion Arce;  Larinda Fields, It Takes A Village; Peggy Murphy, Women In Transition; Catherine Orange, Arena Players Youtheatre; and Barbara A. Knox, Educator, Community Activist.last_img read more

Construction material theft racket Kingpin held

first_imgKolkata: The kingpin of the construction material theft racket was arrested from Helabattala Jhil Bagan near Hatiyara in New Town.The arrested person, Raja Jaiswal, headed the group that had stolen materials from an under-construction site of Metro Railways near Financial Hub in Rajarhat on Friday morning.Besides stealing construction materials from the upcoming New Town Metro station, the racket led by him had allegedly committed the same crime from the site of Sector V Metro station. Raja is being remanded to police custody for six days after he was produced before the court on Thursday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeActing on a tip off, the police went to Hatiyara and arrested the youth. It may be recalled that earlier they had detained three persons and arrested one.Investigation revealed that the youth used to do recce of the places before raiding the under-construction sites. He used to take notes on the total number of security personnel posted mainly at night at the construction sites. He used to target the sites where lesser number of security personnel was posted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter doing recce of the sites and surrounding areas, he used to sit with some members of his gang to chalk out a detailed plan of action. They used to carry out the entire operation as per their plan.They used to complete the entire operation within a very short span of time and it had become possible for them to escape without getting caught as they were well aware of all the escape routes from the construction sites.The police had first traced out the place, where they used to take the truck, laden with the stolen materials. They raided a place near Manicktala and had recovered a major part of the stolen materials.A police officer said Raja allegedly committed the crime to make easy money.”We had received similar complaints from some other construction sites as well. It made us believe that a gang was operating in the area and it is the same gang which had been committing the crime at all the mentioned sites,” the officer said adding that they started the probe accordingly and came to know about Raja. Investigation further revealed that he is the mastermind behind the entire operation.Cops are in search of others, who were involved in the crime, along with Raja. They would question Raja to get whereabouts of his associates.last_img read more

BHIM App launched at KVICs flagship store

first_imgTaking serious notes of the continuous demand of the customers, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, recently launched the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app at its flagship store in Connaught Place, for simpler payments without cash.Describing this App – named for Dr B R Ambedkar – a game-changer to raise the sales of Khadi India outlets, the KVIC Chairman said that the introduction of this App at Khadi India outlet will play a big role in the government’s push for digital transactions. “All UPI-connected banks accept BHIM – this includes all major Indian banks. Even banks not connected to UPI can receive money through BHIM via IFSC, an 11-digit code assigned to every bank branch by the Reserve Bank of India,” he said. Appreciating store’s performance so far, Saxena added, “I am proud to say that our CP outlet has crossed 1 crore sale mark thrice in October and once in November. I am sure that with the introduction of BHIM App, we will add many more feathers in our cap in the month of December as well.”last_img read more

Funfilled family vacations at Paradisus Varadero SuggestedSharing

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Suggested Sharing, Sunwing, Video Friday, March 9, 2018 TORONTO — Sunwing has released a new video to help you book your clients’ next family vacation.Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInNestled on a stunning white-sand beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and a short walk from the famed Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, Paradisus Varadero is truly paradise.With its villas, private pools, suites that overlook idyllic land and waterscapes, and luxurious amenities, this sprawling resort offers both privacy and opportunities for fun and relaxation and is perfect for families and couples wanting to escape the daily grind. Offering water sports like kayaking and windsurfing, snorkelling, catamaran cruises, beach volleyball, giant chess, and more, the resort is an action-packed playground for guests of all ages.While parents relax at the ultra-luxurious Agua Marina Yhi Spa, younger guests can play at their own Amigos Club. And once the sun sets, the place comes alive with Latin sounds that will get any party started, and a variety of mouth-watering dining options to tantalize clients taste buds.For more, go to sunwing.ca/en/hotel/cuba/varadero/paradisus-varadero. Sharecenter_img Posted by Fun-filled family vacations at Paradisus Varadero #SuggestedSharing Travelweek Group last_img read more

Venezuela a paradise in search of tourists

first_imgAngel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world, the pristine coral reefs of the Los Roques archipelago attract divers, and others are keen to explore the “tepuis” – towering mountains in the southeast.The successes of neighboring countries provide some hope: according to UNWTO statistics, Colombia welcomed 2.1 million visitors last year, 4.5 million people flocked to the Dominican Republic and its famous resorts and Brazil had 5.6 million visitors. In 2011, Cuba opened its doors to 2.6 million tourists.Several months ago, the ministry launched a high-profile campaign to draw tourists. New air routes were opened, airports were renovated and the government renewed languishing contacts with industry players.Izarra also announced that two tropical islands previously closed to the public – La Tortuga and La Orchila islands – would soon be opened.For Marilucy Beltran, president of the Venezuelan Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, Venezuela has not capitalized on offering vacation packages and is in desperate need of better public-private collaboration in the tourism sector.“Here, everything is separate: the flight, the hotel, excursions,” she said.Gael Lejay of Tucaya, a French travel agency in Caracas established in 1996, says that “all involved parties should sit down at the table to coordinate their efforts.”According to Beltran, another important issue to fix is the country’s control of currency exchange, which has caused the value of the U.S. dollar to skyrocket on the black market.“The official exchange rate makes it very expensive for foreigners to travel to Venezuela, because the rates for hotel and services are calculated based on the parallel rate,” she explained.But according to Vogeler, the first order of business for the government is to address fears over crime.“Perception is more important than reality” when it comes to tourism, he said.In Margarita, one of the country’s main vacation destinations, several tourists die every year in armed robberies.Venezuela has the highest murder rate in South America with nearly 55 for every 100,000 people. The government acknowledged more than 16,000 murders in 2012 among a population of 29 million. Facebook Comments At 980 meters, Venezuela’s Angel Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, located in Canaima National Park in Bolívar State. Courtesy of Luis Carillo and Wikimedia Commons No related posts.center_img CARACAS, Venezuela – Boasting the highest waterfall in the world, nearly deserted Caribbean islands and dense jungles with ocean views, Venezuela has everything a tourist could want – except the tourists are not coming.In a country where explorer Christopher Columbus once believed he had found heaven on earth, officials are struggling to draw travelers, with only 700,000 visitors each year, in part due to Venezuela’s somewhat tarnished image.After neglecting the tourism sector for years, in favor of the lucrative oil industry – Venezuela has the world’s largest proven reserves – the government in Caracas is now working hard to attract visitors.However, the country suffers from outdated infrastructure – hotels, highways and domestic flights are all lacking – and wary foreigners who choose different destinations after seeing Venezuela’s high crime rates.“The main enemy of the development of tourism in Venezuela was oil,” Carlos Vogeler, regional Americas director for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), told AFP. “When a country has such a major revenue generator, it has a tendency to ignore others.”Venezuela’s new tourism minister, Andres Izarra, says he intends to put his country on the map as a vacation hotspot.“Our goal is to reach one million foreign tourists” in 2014, he said.While infrastructure may be lacking, attractions surely are not.From the biodiversity of the Orinoco Delta to the richness of the Amazon jungle, from Andean peaks to the hundreds of kilometers of idyllic beaches, Venezuela seemingly has it all.last_img read more

Lawmakers Feds should have deported SFC man before killing

first_img Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers criticized federal officials Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant with multiple felony convictions and an outstanding drug warrant who allegedly went on to murder a woman in San Francisco.“He had a criminal warrant but was released into the general society to commit a murder. Does that make any sense to you?” Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who chairs the Senate’s homeland security committee, demanded to know at a hearing. “Because I’ll tell you it doesn’t make any sense to the American public.” Philip Miller, an official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, blamed San Francisco, saying officials there did not honor a federal request, known as a “detainer,” to keep Francisco Sanchez in custody.Sanchez, who is from Mexico and is in the United States illegally, allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle last week as she was sightseeing with her father along a popular local pier.“In that particular case our detainer was not honored,” Miller said. “San Francisco sheriff’s department did not honor our detainer.”San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office’s decision, saying ICE should have issued an arrest warrant earlier. Miller declined after the hearing to comment on that assertion.Steinle’s death has offered ammunition to GOP critics of Obama administration policies, including presidential candidate Donald Trump, who’s cited it to justify his claims that many immigrants are criminals.At the same time it plays into a larger, politically charged immigration debate between federal authorities and local jurisdictions.Hundreds of local jurisdictions have refused to participate in a disputed federal program, Secure Communities, that allows local authorities to turn over information on immigrants they pick up to the federal government. San Francisco takes it farther than many, even boasting of itself as a “sanctuary city” that protects immigrants. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of President Barack Obama announced last fall he was ending the Secure Communities program and replacing it with a new approach meant to address concerns about immigrants being targeted.But that has sparked more criticism from Republicans who embraced Secure Communities as an effective law enforcement tool and oppose Obama’s attempts to change immigration law through executive actions without Congress’ consent.House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced Tuesday he would bring Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson before his committee next week to answer questions on the matter.“Just recently, we were reminded that the Obama administration’s reckless actions, such as permitting sanctuary city policies, lead to tragic and deadly consequences,” Goodlatte said.__Associated Press writers Amy Taxin in Los Angeles and Janie Har in San Francisco contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more