25 Per Cent of Firearms Licence Renewed at Mobay FLA

first_imgRelated25 Per Cent of Firearms Licence Renewed at Mobay FLA Advertisements Related25 Per Cent of Firearms Licence Renewed at Mobay FLA Related25 Per Cent of Firearms Licence Renewed at Mobay FLA 25 Per Cent of Firearms Licence Renewed at Mobay FLA National SecurityJanuary 19, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakercenter_img Story HighlightsMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, has said the recently opened Montego Bay branch of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) has been a tremendous success.“We opened it in November and by December, fully 25 per cent of the total renewals were done at that office,” he stated.  “What this has allowed is that it has reduced the processing time in Kingston, because it has taken off 25 per cent of the load,” he noted.The Minister, who was speaking at a recent press briefing held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, said the regional office has been such a success that he is now considering opening an additional branch in Mandeville, Manchester. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, has said the recently opened Montego Bay branch of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) has been a tremendous success.“We opened it in November and by December, fully 25 per cent of the total renewals were done at that office,” he stated.  “What this has allowed is that it has reduced the processing time in Kingston, because it has taken off 25 per cent of the load,” he noted.The Minister, who was speaking at a recent press briefing held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, said the regional office has been such a success that he is now considering opening an additional branch in Mandeville, Manchester.He said this is in an effort to ensure that the “same facility that the people of north-west Jamaica are getting now, the people of central Jamaica will get”.He further informed that the Ministry is working on introducing a high security identification card system, as well as accelerating the application and recertification process, all in an effort to improve efficiency and security.last_img read more

Big data tipped to deliver massive societal impact

first_imgHome Big data tipped to deliver massive societal impact GSMA seeks 6GHz boost for 5G La GSMA reclama el uso de la banda de 6 GHz para la 5G Related Tags Author GSMA lays out plan for MWC21 Previous ArticleGSMA hails North America 5G leadershipNext ArticleQualcomm, Intel highlight 5G opportunities LIVE FROM MWC19 LOS ANGELES: A GSMA-commissioned study found big data could positively impact more than 150 million lives by 2025, with potential to increase financial inclusion, improve access to healthcare and boost environmental initiatives.The Mobile Big Data Solutions for a Better Future study, compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), assessed how the combination of big data and AI could be used to contribute to achievements related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Published at the opening of MWC19 Los Angeles, it predicted huge benefits in several sectors. These include offering 60 million people access to better healthcare and increasing access to financial services for 70 million people.Applications in the medical field could also enable more informed infrastructure planning for authorities and better identification of risk areas for diseases. Other potential use cases included managing air pollution limits and helping disaster response efforts.GSMA director general Mats Granryd said: “The unparalleled reach of mobile networks across the globe provides a unique opportunity to use mobile big data solutions to solve problems and save lives.”But, he noted harnessing the power of data analysis and AI “to unlock valuable new insight will require investment, innovation and collaboration across a range of stakeholders, including government agencies, development organisations and mobile operators”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 OCT 2019 GSMASDGslast_img read more

Pre-installed Apps: Boon or Bane

first_imgA petition has been filed in the Supreme Court wanting app manufacturers to disclose all pre-installed apps in the outer packaging in major local languages. The plea was filed by Advocate Jatin Rana and represented by Advocate Wajeeh Shafiq and drawn by Advocates Divye Chugh & Nimish Chib. The PIL has been desired in the Supreme Court for the safety and enforcement of the right to privacy as recognized in the fundamental Framework of the constitution viz. Article 21.The petition wants a thorough check in the data protection exercise of Chinese mobile companies. The petition majorly focuses on our citizen’s privacy which can be jeopardised through data collected by pre-installed apps in smartphones made mostly by Chinese companies. The breach these pre-installed apps can cause should be brought to the limelight and broader attention should be given to this issue. In this context, the plea asks the application manufacturers to reveal how they can protect Indian consumers data from falling into the hands of wrong corporations which can ultimately misuse the data collected.The assertions in the plea are initiated with the concern regarding the data consumed by pre-installed apps. The privacy and security risk posed by pre-installed applications are large and should be treated with the utmost seriousness. Chinese smartphones have always had some pre-installed applications which are usually not fully disclosed in the outer cover of the mobile phone.“That the petitioner is concerned about the privacy and data theft of Indian smartphone users which is being done by Chinese smartphone companies. The present petition is necessitated in view of various researches having been conducted on the issue of data theft and compromise of privacy of a smartphone user through pre-installed applications in an android smartphone,” the plea reads.Rana wants the government to have proper guidelines concerning pre-installed applications. The petitioner wants the apex court to deal with this in regards to the right to privacy. It wants the manufacturers to guarantee the privacy of the user by revealing how the data collected from the pre-installed applications will be used/stored.It is contended that pre-installed apps make the privacy and records of a person vulnerable and that it is well within the rights of a consumer to be protected, to choose and to be informed and educated.“….when a user purchases the smartphone and the moment the user starts the smartphone, the already pre-installed app will start running and collecting data of the user without the user being aware of the same” – Excerpt of PleaThe disclosures by manufacturers should include the user data such apps have access to, how the data is stored, who has access to it, and what it is likely to be used for.The route to Google to make efforts to eliminate undesirable pre-established apps and further update their Android system to recognize such apps. The petition has cited the 50 Privacy Security Groups including American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and UK-based Privacy International had written to Google to protect android users from pre-installed apps coming with new android smartphones. Their main concern was that the Android Partners – who use the Android trademark and branding – are manufacturing devices that contain pre-installed apps that cannot be deleted (often known as ‘bloatware’), which can leave users vulnerable to their data being collected, shared and exposed without their knowledge or consent, the plea reads. The petition has also cited the Indian government’s bans of over apps by Chinese companies citing security and sovereignty of India. Rana has also invoked the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, stating that pre-installed apps are not in line with consumer rights granted under the act, such as the right to be protected against marketing of goods that are hazardous to life and property of a consumer, right to be informed, right to choose, and right to consumer education and awareness.There has also been increased protectionism in the Indian digital industry regarding China’s interests in the country. Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury ha called for building an “impregnable firewall” to counter “digital aggression” by China.It’s been preferred that directions be issued to Google to provide an update in the android system, from which all faulty pre-installed apps can be identified. It can further also provide ways to get out of such faulty pre-installed apps & enquire into the data protection and privacy standards of Google and other Chinese Smartphone companies operating in India.In addition, it is requested that the Centre further carry out exhaustive research as to how these companies have been collecting data, how it has been used and where is that collected data stored.last_img read more

Associate Professorship in the History and Politics of Iran

first_imgThe Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), inassociation with the Middle East Centre and St Antony’s College,propose to appoint an Associate Professor in the History andPolitics of Iran.We invite applicants with expertise in the modern history andpolitics of Iran, and a strong background in Iranian studies morebroadly. The successful candidate will be expected to teach andsupervise at the undergraduate and graduate level, contribute toadministration and examining, and act as a College Adviser forgraduate students. The post will be held in conjunction with aGoverning Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College, and thepost-holder will be a Fellow of the College’s Middle East Centre.The post-holder will have a room for teaching and research in theMiddle East Centre and will be expected to contribute to theadministration and activities of the Centre.You should have received a doctorate in the modern history and/orpolitics of Iran, by 1 September 2021. The successful candidatewill demonstrate: research achievement at an international levelappropriate to the stage of their career; the skills and commitmentto contribute effectively to teaching, supervision and academicadministration in the School; and fluency in the Persianlanguage.While the Associate Professor rank at Oxford spans the full rangeof professor grades in the USA, we are keen to receive applicationsfrom early career academics, and would especially like to encourageapplications from women and people of colour, who are historicallyunder-represented in Oxford.Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanenton successful completion of a review during the first five years.If you would like to discuss this post and find out more aboutjoining the academic community at Oxford, please contact ProfessorEugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre([email protected] /telephone: +44 (0)1865 284773), orProfessor Timothy Power, Head of the Oxford School of Global andArea Studies ([email protected] / telephone: +44 (0)1865284779).All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will notform part of the selection decision. Any offer made will be subjectto pre-employment checks. Further information on St Antony’sCollege may be found at http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk.**PLEASE NOTE – salary shown to the left is GBP(£) amount, notUSD **last_img read more

Correction: DORIS Renewables’ Floating Wind Gigs Completed

first_imgFollowing last week’s reports that DORIS Engineering’s recently set up division, dedicated to renewable energy, is starting its operations with floating offshore wind projects in France, the company told Offshore WIND that the works DORIS Renewables has been in charge of have already been completed. Namely, DORIS Renewables had been involved in EDF EN’s Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind project back in 2016 and the company has already completed its work there.For EDF EN’s project, DORIS provided technical assistance for the evaluation of the technical offers from floater’s contractors, Jérôme Iacovella, Head of the DORIS Renewables Business Unit, explained. The work encompassed the review of all technical documents provided by the competitors with particular focus on the following items: design robustness and viability, naval architecture, constructability, mooring system and installation.For Quadran’s EolMed floating offshore wind project, DORIS Renewables has been assisting the developer in preparing the scope of work for geotechnical and geophysical surveys and ensuring that its content suits the specific needs of the project, Iacovella said. The work encompassed the proper definition of the following items: methodologies, equipment, number of tests, instrumentation required, calibration method, survey grid, precision, documentation to be provided, laboratory tests, etc.“After a period of Contractors consultation and the reception of the technical proposal, DORIS has participated in the technical evaluation of the bids by providing neutral and independent review of the Contractors documents. This project ended in February 2017,” Jérôme Iacovella said.The initial article can be accessed HERE.Please note that hyperlinks are disabled on Offshore WIND Mobile.last_img read more