JDF to Design and Construct Storage Facility at Forensic Lab

first_imgRelatedFive-Year Low for Serious and Violent Crimes RelatedPolice Fatal Shootings Down 40 Per Cent JDF to Design and Construct Storage Facility at Forensic Lab National SecurityMay 14, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson Advertisements Story HighlightsJDF has been tasked with designing and constructing a secure storage facility at the Government Forensic Laboratory at 2 ½ Hope Boulevard, in Kingston.The project is estimated to cost $170 million if undertaken by private contractors, and $92 million if done by the JDF.The document further states that the Government is required to spend $30 million and the rest funded by the European Union (EU). RelatedSpecial Application to Report Crime Anonymouslycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 13. JDF to Design and Construct Storage Facility at Forensic LabJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has been tasked with designing and constructing a secure storage facility at the Government Forensic Laboratory at 2 ½ Hope Boulevard, in Kingston.As outlined in a Ministry Paper tabled by Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on May 13, the project is estimated to cost $170 million if undertaken by private contractors, and $92 million if done by the JDF.The document further states that the Government is required to spend $30 million and the rest funded by the European Union (EU). However, the Government’s allocation was slashed by $10 million towards the end of the 2013/14 financial year.The project will entail construction of a single storey reinforced concrete facility that will comprise 10 secure storerooms. The total area of new construction is approximately 611 square metres and is designed to alleviate the chronic storage problem currently facing the lab.The Paper states that the Ministry of National Security is currently carrying out the procurement of the construction material, equipment and other goods and services for the project. A sum of  $20 million has already been spent to acquire: shipping container (for storage); one five-tonne truck; one hydraulic backhoe (50 per cent paid); construction material; ready mix concrete; reinforcement steel; personal protective equipment; and termite treatment.last_img read more

CCHS says goobye to Lady Cougar senior soccer players

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Tuesday night was Senior Night for Campbell County Lady Cougar Soccer.Seniors Olivia Branam (above) and Megan Howington (below) were honored at halftime on Tuesday night.Oneida came away with the win in the final home game of the season for CCHS.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S PAT PEBLEY)last_img

A Guy at the Libertarian Convention Did a Striptease on Live TV

first_imgProbably NSFW: The Libertarian Party chose former New Mexico Governor GARY JOHNSON to be their presidential nominee over the weekend.  He was also their candidate in 2012.But a chunky dude with a big red beard named James Weeks stole the show.  He was running to be the party chairman as a joke.  And instead of giving a speech when he bowed out on Sunday, he did a STRIPTEASE on live TV.(Profanity Warning!  Search for “James Weeks Strips at Libertarian Party National Convention.”  He starts dancing at :30 . . . stripping at 1:20 . . . and says he’s dropping out at 2:48.  WARNING!!!  There’s some uncensored profanity.)last_img read more

Girls Basketball: Columbus extends winning streak

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMarshfield Columbus Catholic won its fourth straight game, dominating Granton 53-12 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Nov. 30 at Granton High School.The Dons (4-1, 2-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division) ran out to an astounding 41-0 lead by halftime on their way to the 41-point victory.Marissa Immerfall had 17 points and Addison Baierl added 10 for Columbus.Auburndale remains undefeatedAuburndale improved to 4-0 this season, with a narrow 44-42 victory over Athens in a nonconference game Nov. 30 at Athens High School.Isabelle Hilber had 14 points, six steals and five assists, and Maggie Willfahrt added 11 points for the Apaches. Hannah Bolder added 11 rebounds and six points in the win.Auburndale led by six at halftime and was able to hold on despite making just 7 of 16 free throws and turning the ball over 19 times.The Apaches topped Adams-Friendship 48-32 on Nov. 28, at home, as they cruised out to a 20-point lead by halftime and held on from there.Hilber had 13 points, and Marissa Ponshock added 10 points and nine rebounds for Auburndale.Stratford loses third in a rowColby outscored Stratford by double digits in both halves and rolled to a 62-39 victory over the Tigers in a nonconference game Dec. 1 at Stratford High School.Colby (2-2) led 30-19 at halftime and outscored Stratford (1-3) 32-20 in the second half, sending the Tigers to their third straight loss.Taya Nett had 10 points and Kaylee Hollatz added nine for Stratford.last_img read more

Tips for using the new Google Ads interface

first_imgGoogle is in the process of rolling out their new Google Ads interface. This is the second time Google has said they’d roll out the update and this time they mean it! In this article, I’ll talk about some of my likes, dislikes and general experiences with the new interface.Here are some initial comments to get us started:1. Schedule time to adjust to the new interface. As a newbie, I gave myself double the amount of time to complete tasks. In my case, it took me 3 to 4 days to adjust to where things were. I felt comfortable (and completed tasks much faster) after working in the new interface for about a week.2. More clicking in the new interface. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m not accustomed to it or because it’s less intuitive, but I feel it takes more time to pull data/complete tasks. In the old interface, I felt like I could look in a few places and get a really good feel for accounts. What I needed was seamlessly incorporated into my flow as navigation was along the top of the page.In the new interface, I click more and have to look in different places to get the information I need. For example, they’ve introduced navigation down the left-hand side of the page with campaigns, ad groups, ads, landing pages, etc.This pulls me out of my flow and I have to click on the navigation bar to find what I need or to complete a task (like adding an ad to an ad group).New interface likesHere are 3 things l like about the update:1. “Biggest changes” on the overview page. In the old version, I always liked looking at “top movers” until they did away with it about a year ago. For example, I’ll use it as a starting point to figure out why there’s been a volume or CPA increase. I like that you can sort by metrics like clicks, conversions, cost, etc.2. The new landing page metrics related to speed and mobile site friendliness. Google has told us that mobile speed is an important factor in landing page quality score and is giving us tools to help make this more actionable.Mobile site speed tells us the speed of specific landing pages and is on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = bad; 10 = good). With this, we can now see which pages have a fast mobile experience and which pages are slow and need attention. The score is updated every 24 hours, so advertisers get quick feedback on landing pages once they’ve made changes to them.The other metric is mobile friendly click rate and it’s the percentage of mobile clicks on the Search Network that go to a mobile-friendly landing page. This helps keep advertisers on top of their mobile performance. Naturally, this is important as over 50 percent of searches occur on mobile devices.3. New interface features like Responsive Ads, bid adjustments by household income and promotion extensions. These and other features are not available in the old version; they are only in the new one.New interface dislikesWhile there are many good things about the update, there are also a few things I dislike about it. Here are three things you need to watch out for:1. When setting up bidding, the default bid type is “conversions.” With this, you’ve automatically opted into the “maximize conversions” bid strategy.To change this, advertisers need to click “select a bid strategy directly” (see above). We choose “manual” so we have full control overbidding.2. The ad rotation default is set to: “Optimize: Prefer best performing ads.” You’ll want to change this to “Do not optimize: Rotate ads indefinitely” to ensure your ads rotate evenly. The place where you make this change is buried in the interface. In campaign settings, you’ll need to click on “additional settings” to get to the “ad rotation” campaign settings.Note: The two options called “optimize for conversions” and “rotate evenly” (see below) are not supported in the new interface.Note: Rotating ads indefinitely will not work if you’re using smart bidding and the system will default to “optimize: prefer best performing ads.”3. The default column setting is metrics like impressions, clicks, etc. In the new interface, you’ll have to modify columns and add other metrics. You can import your old interface column setting by going to Tools > Preferences > Columns preference, and click ‘Copy columns’. There’s more information in this article.The post Tips for using the new Google Ads interface appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Tips for using the new Google Ads interface Tips for using the new Google Ads interfaceYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingTips for using the new Google Ads interface Posted on 6th November 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more