Directors of Public Prosecutions discuss measures to combat criminality in…

first_img(British High Commission in Bridgetown Press Release) Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) from 17 Caribbean (countries) came together at a conference held in Miami on 31 October–1 November to discuss some of the major challenges they face in prosecuting serious organised crime in the region, and to explore ways of overcoming the changing manifestations of criminality. Barbados, the OECS countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines; Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Belize and the British Overseas Territories were all represented. DPPs discuss measures to combat criminality in the region (from left, seated): Zoe Lash – Criminal Justice Adviser to Jamaica; Sirah Abraham – Criminal Justice Adviser to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; Hilary Ryan – Criminal Justice Adviser to the Overseas Territories; Maia Hibben – CSSF Programme Manager Trinidad and Tobago; Marybeth Grunstra – US Department of Justice; Vyana Sharma – Senior Legal Advisor Attorney General’s Office and Ministry of Legal Affairs Trinidad and Tobago (Photo via British High Commission Bridgetown) You may be interested in… JURIST Project launches Model Sexual Offence Guidelines Conference delegates heard presentations from leading international experts in various areas of criminal law, including gang violence, social media evidence and leadership and management amongst other topics. The conference highlights included a presentation by Ms. Claudette Thompson, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Jamaica, who addressed the obstacles to the successful prosecution of cases of gang violence, and the practical steps which can be taken to make a difference in the investigation and prosecution of gang violence; On the second day, Mr. John Riesenberg, Associate Director, Department of Justice in Washington and Ms. Donna Babb Agard QC, DPP of Barbados, discussed the key challenges in using social media and computer evidence, explored the changes which must be made to legislation and procedures so as to make a positive difference, as well as the opportunities for regional and international collaboration in the use of social media and computer evidence. Criminal Justice Adviser to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Sirah Abraham, whose post is funded by the United States of America and the United Kingdom, lauded the conference as yet another demonstration of the US’s and UK’s commitment to improving the investigation and prosecution of the criminal cases, not only in the light of the increasingly serious threats of gang violence, firearms and cyber practices faced by the region, but also the need to engender public confidence in the region’s justice system. DPP Valston Graham from St. Kitts and Nevis, praised the timeliness and relevance of the conference. He said “this was another extremely successful DPP conference. It was an excellent opportunity for the DPPs to come together and discuss important issues that affect the daily discharge of our duties. We had two days of vibrant and focussed discussions on a number of key issues. It is great to see how much this conference has grown and the impact it has created on the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions within the region. One of the recurring themes has been the constructive and beneficial network that has developed between the Directors since the inception of this conference. We appreciate the commitment of the organisers, who continue to demonstrate their willingness to develop the DPP offices in the region.” For more information, please contact Malissa Brathwaite, Communications Officer Email: malissa.brathwaite@fco.gov.uk; Tel: + 1 (246) 430-7867; http://www.gov.uk/world/barbados Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 2, 2017 Canadian Prime Minister to meet with CARICOM Heads of Government in BarbadosPrime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will travel to Bridgetown, Barbados to participate in the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to build even stronger ties with the region.The Conference will be held 18-19 February 2020. The announcement was made Tuesday 11 February via a press…February 11, 2020In “31Intersessional”Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States on Cuban Medical Brigades(The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Press Release, Sunday, June 21, 2020) — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) expressed its deep appreciation to the Republic of Cuba for the medical support provided to six (6) member countries of the Organisation to assist with efforts to combat the spread of…June 23, 2020In “Antigua & Barbuda”Caribbean States prepare to battle illegal fishing(Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)— Eighteen border control officers from seven Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are currently undergoing a four-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in collaboration with the CRFM Secretariat, the Government of…July 22, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Move One helps bridge the gap in Afghanistan

first_imgThis Dry Support Bridge (DSB) Launcher, is an unusual military support vehicle weighing in at over 42 tonnes. It is sufficiently robust to support military vehicles and can independently bridge a 46 metre gap in less than 90 minutes. The specialist vehicle is vital not only in its support of military operations in hostile territory, but in assisting engineers to repair essential infrastructure and civil utilities. “This giant may be designed to get convoys wherever they need to be, but the vehicle also needs to be transported before it can be put to work. This is where Move One gets involved. ” said Stephen McKinney, Move One Logistics’ station manager at Camp Leatherneck.last_img read more

Teen located after going missing Thursday night

first_imgOfficials with the City of La Follette organized a search party at 10 am on Friday morning to look for a missing teen.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A missing La Follette teen was located just before 11 am Friday morning.Reports were that a 15-year old boy had not been seen since around dark on Thursday evening.  His family told authorities that he left home about 8 pm on an ATV.The young man was located by searchers with the Jacksboro Police Department on Eagle Bluff at Jacksboro a little before 11 am this morning according to reports.La Follette Police Detective Sergeant Charles Duff said, “He’s OK and was riding that bright yellow four-wheeler.  The young man told us that he rode in the mountains until 4 am Friday morning and then spent the night with friends before taking back out on the trails later this morning.”EARLIER STORY FROM WLAF:A 15-year old La Follette boy was last seen by his family around dark on Thursday evening.La Follette Police Detective Sergeant Charles Duff said, “His parents told us that he left on an ATV about 8 pm last night from his home.  Though a text came in from his phone around 9:30 am this morning saying he was OK.  However, there’s no way to know if that text was sent by the young man.”La Follette City Adminstrator Jimmy Jeffries, who is very familiar with the mountains and ATV trails in Campbell County, marked trails where searchers were going to begin looking.Crews from La Follette Police and Fire, Campbell County Sheriff, TWRA, La Follette Rescue Squad and the Ride Royal Blue Rangers are searching for the teen.  Duff adds, “We’re scouring the ATV trails of the mountains as well as places around the City that he frequents.”The youngster was on a yellow Honda side-by-side and was possibly last heard from near the 141 Exit of I-75.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/27/2020-10:50AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

What was former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola up to while in New York?

first_img The prestigious Dr Joan Massague, one of the leading authorities in cancer research, has revealed in the programe “El Convidat”, on TV3, that Guardiola was rgularly in his office at the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics at the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Centre in New York. Massague said that the former Blaugrana coach spent hours talking to him and was interested in many topics, beyond medicine. He became friends with not only the doctor himself but also many of his employees and hospital staff. Pep Guardiola, current coach of Bayern Munich, spent a year living in New York. He decided to take refuge in the city after a long, intense and successful period in charge of Barcelona. For him it was the best way to disconnect from the current club, keep a low profile, and avoid the certain comparisons that would be made between him and the new coach. Pep was accompanied by his family and led a normal life, oblivious to the all the pressure that he suffered in Barcelona. He has now made some things known which he did during his stay in the city. Upd. at 19:31 CET 19/01/2015last_img read more

More mental health support for students

first_imgA new mental health support program will soon be introduced to secondary school students across Pakenham and Kooweerup. The school-based…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Jessica Anstice last_img

Lloris in grovelling apology to fans after drink driving shame

first_imgHUGO LLORIS has offered a grovelling apology to Tottenham and the club’s supporters over his drink driving shame.SunSport exclusively revealed the Spurs keeper was arrested and spent this morning in a cell after being pulled over by police at 2.20am and failing a roadside breathalyser test.4 Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has apologised for his drink driving shameCredit: Instagram @alexandrebillardCops confirmed he had been charged with drink driving in the early hours of Friday morning.France and Tottenham captain Lloris, 31, told the Evening Standard: “I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters.”Drink driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”Lloris was stopped by police in Gloucester Place, close to Baker Street, central London.4 Hugo Lloris was charged with drink driving after being pulled over by police at 2.20amCredit: AFP – Getty4 Hugo Lloris has apologised to Tottenham, his family, manager and fans after being charged with drink drivingCredit: AP:Associated PressIt followed an evening out with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.He was taken to Charing Cross police station where his mug shot, fingerprints and a DNA swab were taken before he was banged up in a cell.It is understood he spent around seven hours in custody before being charged and released on bail to appear at Westminster magistrates’ court next month.The Metropolitan Police said: “A man has been charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, W1.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford“Hugo Lloris, 31, of East Finchley, was charged with drink driving on Friday, 24 August.“He has been bailed to return to Westminster magistrates’ court on Tuesday, 11 September.”4 Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris’ place in the team for Monday’s clash against Manchester United is in doubtCredit: PA:Empics SportFather-of-two Lloris was pictured with World Cup winning France team-mate Giroud and fellow countryman Koscielny – who missed the Russia tournament through injury – the night before his arrest.They and a group of friends had been dining at posh Mayfair restaurant Bagatelle, where a pizza costs £34.Lloris’ Spurs face Manchester United on Monday evening at Old Trafford.But his place in the starting XI could now be at risk.A Tottenham spokesperson said: “The club takes matters such as this extremely seriously and it will be dealt with internally.”Large bug lands on France’s Hugo Lloris mouth in World Cup match against Uruguaylast_img read more

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: November 25, 2016

first_imgCreate mockups for smartphones, tablets, and laptops easily with the free Mockuuups desktop app for Mac and Windows. Also available as a premium app ($48) with support for Sketch & Photoshop import. With this useful wireframe checklist from Edric Lapniramai, you’ll stay on top of your wireframe process. Good discussion in the comments.Cathy Pearl takes a closer look at voice user interfaces (VUI) in this excerpt from Chapter 2 of her book Designing Voice User Interfaces. Would you add anything to the list?These 4 problems I see in many designs I come across often #uxLow contrastOveruse of uppercaseLack of whitespaceInconsistent spacing— Jitendra Vyas (@jitendravyas) November 23, 2016 In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll find a useful wireframe guide, learn why JavaScript is not the enemy of accessibility, discover how to use CSS inheritance in your designs, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week. Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter. Tweet of the WeekFor what are we born if not to aid one another? – Ernest Hemingway #quote #ThankfulThursday pic.twitter.com/kOjOwWulkj— Antonio Vieira Santos #️⃣#YourExpert🦉 (@AkwyZ) November 24, 2016User ExperienceDelight and usability in the services/products you create are a delicate balance. Make sure your delightful details don’t get in the way of usability.Delight has a shelf life, and even the most delightful details can start feeling stale after a while. Did you know how a11y on Twitter came to stand for accessibility? It’s a numeronym, a word that can be partially represented by numbers.WordPressThe WordPress 4.7 release candidate is available. With an expected ship date of December 6, 2016, they could use your help to test it (non-production sites only!). Have you ever wanted to remove all comments from your WordPress blog? If you’re heading to WordCamp US 2017, check out ThemeIsle’s post for everything you need to know before attending. Learn how to price your WordPress services appropriately so you don’t undercharge for projects.CSS and HTMLHeydon Pickering’s post on CSS inheritance is a reminder of the power of CSS as he walks you through the cascade, inheritance, and scope. It’s a long read, but Pickering’s post is my favorite post of the week. Remember to create fallbacks:If you’re loading your site’s content via JavaScript, you need a fallback for that content. HTML comes to mind. You may have heard of it.— Ian Devlin (@iandevlin) November 23, 2016 AccessibilityLuiz Perez shares his first impressions of VoiceOver on a MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar as he explains the buttons, gestures, and keyboard shortcuts.JavaScript is not the enemy of accessibility, says Marco Zehe in response to Jeffrey Zeldman’s post about this year’s Blue Beanie Day.To the web professionals working on accessibility, but whose work we may not know of:My thanks to all the unsung heroes of #a11y, designers and developers whom we never hear of but bc of their work tech is so much more usable— Victor Tsaran (@vick08) November 24, 2016 Hard to believe it’s been ten years since the first Blue Beanie Day. Now it’s more important than ever says Jeffrey Zeldman, one of the leaders in web standards.One small thing designers and developers can do is to make accessibility and usability Job 1 on every project. What an easy tool to use! The SimpleCSS online tool allows you to generate media queries for specific devices. What I Found InterestingI’ve used all but six of LifeHacker’s list of 50 free apps they’re thankful for. How about you?In-depth review of Mac vs. Windows computers as Jonathan Mosen explains why he’s saying goodbye to the Mac. It’s not for one reason, rather a combination of reasons: hardware, productivity, and accessibility. Did the U.S. election get you fired up to take action on a topic important to you? This infographic from Cordelia Dillon guides you through calling your representatives in government. If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedOctober 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 16, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn what Alan Cooper has to say about conversational interfaces, find out how to navigate a website with a keyboard, discover how to use fr in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: January 2, 2015Welcome to the new year! If this is your first time visiting my blog, each Friday I publish a weekly roundup of the latest web design and development resources for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, HTML, and responsive design. In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn four simple ways to improve…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

Murillo: ‘Ranieri change positive’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Sampdoria defender Jeison Murillo has hailed the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as “a positive change” for the team. Murillo joined Samp from Valencia in August and was speaking at Colombia’s training camp ahead of their two friendlies against Peru and Ecuador. “It’s great to play regularly in a League I have already played in, know well and like a lot. “I’ve played in practically all the games. Things aren’t going as we would’ve liked, but the change in coach is a positive change for us. Results are improving.” Ranieri has collected seven points since taking charge of Samp, although they still find themselves in relegation trouble. The former Inter man, meanwhile, has played eight times this season but was dropped for the last three games.last_img read more

Anil Kumble inducted into ICC Hall of Fame at MCG

first_imgFormer India captain Anil Kumble Anil Kumble. File photo: PTI.Former India captain Anil Kumble was on Sunday inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Kumble is just the fourth Indian to be included in the elite group, joining Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Bishan Bedi.Australian legend Betty Wilson was also inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on Sunday, along with Kumble.”It’s an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame,” Kumble said.”Indeed, it will be a great moment of pride to receive it during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground I deem it as a great privilege to join the list of great cricketing luminaries,” he added.The 44-year-old played 132 Tests for India, capturing 619 wickets and became the second man in history to take 10 wickets in an innings when he dismantled Pakistan in 1999 to finish with figures of 10-74.”Anil was an outstanding international cricketer, a very well-respected opponent, a great statesman for his country and a role model for millions of aspiring cricketers,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.”He played hard but within the spirit of the game. His performance and record speak volumes for his tenacity, commitment, endurance and service to the game.”Alongside Kumble, Wilson becomes the second Australian woman in the Hall of Fame behind champion batter Belinda Clark.Wilson, considered one of the greatest female cricketers of all-time, played 11 Tests between 1947 and 1958, scoring 862 runs at an average of 57.4 and claimed 68 wickets at 11.8 runs apiece. In 1957 against England, Wilson became the first cricketer, male or female, to take score a century and take 10 wickets in a Test.advertisementKumble and Wilson become the 77th and 78th inductees into the Hall of Fame.last_img read more

2012 Defence Nationals

first_imgThe 2012 Defence Force Nationals will be played from Monday, 29 October until Friday, 2 November at the Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane. 21 teams from across Australia will take part in the event, including three invitational teams from New Zealand, from as far away as the southern states and the Northern Territory.Six Constituent Bodies (CB) will take part in the championships – Northern Territory, South Queensland, Sydney Metros, Southern States, ACT/Country and North Queensland as well as New Zealand. The teams will compete across three divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Senior Men. Rounds games will be played on the first three days of competition, before finals are played on Thursday. There will be a Trans Tasman event on the Friday across the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Men’s 30’s divisions, with each division to play one game each against New Zealand. Last year’s Champion CB, South Queensland will be looking for another solid performance at the event, and has entered five teams into the championships. ACT/County was named last year’s Most Improved CB. For more information and to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2012 Defence Nationals, please visit the following website:  http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-6027-0-0-0 Related LinksDefence Nationalslast_img read more