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

Apple prioritises privacy in iOS update

first_img Google taps retail with NYC store Tags Home Apple prioritises privacy in iOS update UK consumers seek £1.5B from Apple Diana Goovaerts Author Apps Relatedcenter_img Apple pledged to make it harder for data companies to gather information about users browsing in Safari on iPhone and Mac, debuting new cookie blocking and device masking features in a thinly veiled rebuke of Facebook’s data gathering practices.At its WWDC event, Apple said the updates to Safari in iOS 12 and macOS will give users the option to block cookies from social sharing buttons and comment sections which track user activity.Apple’s SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi explained “like” and “share” buttons as well as embedded comment sections on websites can be used to trace browsing behaviour whether people use them or not, but said Apple is “shutting that down”. During a demo of the new feature, Federighi used a slide which showed how the tool can let users block tracking cookies from a Facebook comment section on a website.Both Facebook and Google collect user data to fuel their targeted advertising models. But the social media giant was recently embroiled in a scandal related to the mass collection and unauthorised sharing of user data.Federighi added Safari will now also provide limited system information to websites to further prevent tracking of unique devices based on system configuration.“There can be a lot of sensitive data on your devices, and we think you should be in control of who sees it,” he said.Deja vuBut many of Apple’s other updates to the iOS platform retrod ground already covered by competitors, including Google and Samsung.For example, Apple debuted a new suite of usage management features, including an enhanced do not disturb mode which hides notifications from the lock screen when activated. The company also introduced more controls for notifications in general to limit interruptions and help users ditch notices from apps they don’t use. A new Screen Time dashboard (pictured, left) helps users view their usage and set time limits for certain apps.However, the controls are something of an echo of digital well-being features already introduced by Google for Android P in May.Upgrades to Apple’s Siri voice assistant, including a new shortcuts feature which lets users trigger actions across multiple apps using a certain word or phrase, similarly seemed lacklustre compared with Google’s progress with its conversations feature for its Assistant and eerily realistic Duplex capabilities.New personal emojis for Apple’s camera also felt stale following Samsung’s introduction of avatars on the Galaxy S9 in February.But Apple attempted to one-up Google with upgrades to ARKit, including a new shared experiences capability which allows two users to interact together in augmented reality while a third observes. The company also debuted a new group FaceTime feature which will enable up to 32 participants on a single video chat.WatchOSWatch OS also received a refresh, with a new walkie-talkie mode, access to podcasts, interactive notifications and the ability to preview web content.Apple also enhanced Watch’s fitness capabilities, allowing users to track 12 new kinds of workouts, automatically record exercise routines and join activity competitions. KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Previous ArticleVersa sets Fitbit sales recordNext ArticleChina investigates DRAM price fixing Appledata privacyiOS Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 JUN 2018 last_img read more

February 15, 2012 Letters

first_img February 15, 2012 Regular News Declining Jury TrialsI read the article in the January 15 News in relation to the declining number of jury trials undermining public confidence.Less than 15 years ago, people were complaining about the number of lawsuits. With the advent of mediation and the loser’s pay rule, the number of civil trials has diminished by design.I find it ironic that we are now complaining of a lack of jury trials.Terence A. Gross Pensacola__________________________________If anyone is seriously wondering why civil jury trials are declining, you don’t need to look further than offers of judgment.  What rule or legislation has done more to emasculate the trial system than this deliberate step to curb trials, and make sure that wrongs, no matter how unjustified or grievous, are simply a mathematical quest for the right dollar amount, with the defendant never having to admit fault?    How can anyone justify a system where a plaintiff  who actually goes to trial, can win their case — and still wind up having to pay more than their judgment by being required to reimburse the defendant their fees and costs? It’s insane and insulting. It gives the corporate and government defendant, especially in smaller cases, a totally  unfair advantage.  If the issue involves “principles” — a plaintiff must often forego the most important part of the suit — the part to “right a wrong,” and prevent its reoccurrence to others.If you want to restore civil jury trials and make it fair,then eliminate the absurdity of an award to a losing party. Only if a defendant wins should fees and costs be awardable. Likewise, the same playing field should apply to plaintiffs. Until that happens,  plaintiffs in this state will have no real  “justice.” Jon H. Gutmacher Orlando Haiti RevisitedTwo years ago, I boarded a small plane from Ft. Pierce airport, along with about 30 others — doctors and nurses mostly — to try to help the people of Haiti after the earthquake destroyed so much of the country and so many lives.After watching the news in horror for a few days, a number of Haitian and Haitian- American pastors, former clients, and business leaders came to my office to see what we could do. We could only text or send so much money, and we knew more needed to be done. So, we organized this group of doctors and nurses, mostly local, but a few doctors and orthopedic surgeons from as far as Arizona.The airport in Ft Pierce was full of huge boxes of donations: food, water, clothing, and medical supplies. It was amazing. This Christian missionary group was flying planes in and out of Haiti 24 hours a day. I’ll never forget the older couple who was there, volunteering their time and arguing amongst each other about taking a flight to Haiti the next day — and whether the older gentleman’s own health could tolerate such a trip.The spirit of volunteering, giving, sacrifice for community, and humanity was everywhere. It was beautiful. Before departing, we said a prayer for the people of Haiti — and for ourselves and our families, not knowing what to expect. We stopped for fuel on an island packed with U.S. military aircraft, perhaps the U.S. Virgin Islands, and continued on our way.We landed in Port au Prince and saw the remains of the airport. There was no security. I took a BB gun and machete with me, not knowing what to expect. The first group of volunteers I encountered at the airport were from Hungary, and being Hungarian-American, we spoke about what they had seen. They said the situation was horrific, and I would have to see it to believe it and understand. They were right.I will never forget what I saw. Entire communities destroyed. Tent cities already up and running. The smell was a mix between carnage and rotting fruits and vegetables, as people tried to return to their lives — those who could — selling what they had on the streets.Has it really been two years? Feels like two months.For the most part, we were too late. Those killed were gone; we could not rescue or save anyone. But I saw the amazing and heroic work of so many doctors and nurses from Leogane to Carrefoure to Port au Prince. We brought patients and worked with Doctors without Borders and the International Red Cross. I will never forget their hard work. I will never forget the boy who had already lost a leg — screaming and struggling to trust as one of our doctors tried to save the other.I will never forget the work of all the University of Miami doctors and nurses at their field hospital just outside the airport. They didn’t turn me down when I brought an elderly woman who could hardly breathe or walk, malnourished and homeless. They did not discriminate. God bless each and every one of them. I met one young doctor who had just flown in from Miami and was already working on many patients, in tents set up on top of grass, patients everywhere.And, of course, I will never forget the baby brought to our temporary clinic, set up in the rubble of a church, well outside the capital and overlooking the beautiful beach. His parents knew something was wrong, because at six months old he could not hold his head up, as he must have before. Found in the rubble three days after the quake, I felt the dent on his head — and they diagnosed the skeletal fracture later at the UM field hospital. We drove two hours in a truck, holding this baby, trying to get him the help he desperately needed. It took the assistance of Sean Penn to get him flown to Philadelphia for surgery, and I found out six months later he did make it, only to later die upon his return to Haiti. Yet another victim. Sorry for him and for so many people in Haiti who suffered such a horrific tragedy.A year later, I finally received some good news. A client I had represented in an asylum case and then later, as well, to try to get a humanitarian parole for his 12-year-old son — a son living in a tent who lost his mother and all his aunts and uncles — was finally getting out of Haiti. They were reunited. Finally, a bit of good news.The U.S. military and private organizations were everywhere in Haiti, and we should be very proud of our military and those who volunteered. I thank Immigration for uniting Stanley Thermo with his father, Jean.This truly is the greatest country on Earth. It’s funny, our DHS and ICE agents, along with military, secured the airport in Haiti. A year later, I bumped into an ICE agent I saw over there. He asked me what the hell I was thinking going over there — and now I know.Richard A. Hujber Boynton Beach Representing the RichRich people, too, have rights.The thought occurred to me when I tried to get a job in a firm that helps rich people. The thought occurred to me again, given the words of Jesus: “Whatever I do to the most of His brothers, that I do to Him.”We do well, we lawyers, we few, when we help rich people get what they want, and when we prevent others from taking what they have.Alan Jude Murley Tampa February 15, 2012 Letterslast_img read more

UWF divers complete first day at Clarion Diving Invite

first_imgUWF divers complete first day at Clarion Diving Invite Share CLARION, Pa. – Four Argonauts from the University of West Florida women’s swimming and diving team got an important early season tune-up at the Clarion Diving Invite on Saturday. Josie McKee (Canton, Ohio) posted top-10 finishes in both events, the 11-dive 1-meter competition and the 6-dive 3-meter competition. The junior finished eighth at 1 meter with a score of 352.40, and she was also seventh at 3 meters at 223.60. Meghan Zets (Grovetown, Ga.) earned an eighth place finish at the 3 meter height (217.60), and she was 11th at 1 meter (328.85). Megan Drake (Navarre, Fla.) and Tena Newhouse (Anchorage, Alaska) were also in action for the Argonauts, competing in their first 11-dive competition at the 1 meter height for UWF. Newhouse placed 18th with a mark of 259.95, and Drake was 19th at 230.30. “This event gives our divers an opportunity that we didn’t have last year,” said UWF diving coach Barbara Parker. “By competing against the country’s best divers early in the season, our athletes are able to see where they are in the process. As we move through the season, they will have a better vision of their goal. We still have work to do, but the ladies are optimistic and willing to work for their goals.” The Clarion Diving Invite will conclude on Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. ET. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img UWF Athletic Communications last_img read more

Sugiyama reaches doubles final in last tournament of pro career

first_img Making a move: Russia’s Maria Sharapova hits a return to Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in the Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals on Friday. Sharapova defeated Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. | KYODO PHOTO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOS Former world No. 1 Sharapova overcame a sticky patch to beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum, leaving only Jelena Jankovic standing in the way of a first tournament win for the Russian since returning from shoulder surgery in May.World No. 8 Jankovic beat Li Na of China 6-4, 6-3 in the day’s earlier semifinal, but Sharapova is proving to be the dark horse of the competition and admits her form is exceeding her own expectations.“It’s way better than I thought I would do,” she said. “When you lose early in a Grand Slam you have a few weeks to prepare but you never know how it’s going to transition from the practice courts to the matches. I’ve been really fortunate that with every match I’ve been able to step it up against different opponents and produce good tennis when I needed to.”Sharapova had few problems taking the first set, but her momentum was checked when Radwanska jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second.Radwanska seized the opportunity to level the match and broke Sharapova again early in the decisive set, but the Russian unleashed a string of booming shots to put herself back in the driving seat, finally clinching the deal with a vicious crosscourt backhand.“I felt like my level dropped in the second set and she played some of the best tennis that she’s played against me,” Sharapova said. “I was down a break in the third set and got it back, and from then it was up and down. At that point you just have to keep going for it.”Sugiyama and Slovakian partner Daniela Hantuchova recovered from a 4-2 deficit to take the first set of their semifinal against Gisele Dulko and Nadia Petrova, but looked to have let a glorious opportunity to finish the match slip by losing their service game at 5-3 in the second set.When another chance presented itself at 6-5, however, Sugiyama popped up at the net to spark a clinical final game, sealing a 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 win and setting up a final showdown against Alisa Kleybanova and Francesca Schiavone in what will be the last match of Sugiyama’s 17-year career.“We’ve got nothing to lose,” the 34-year-old said. “We might lose the match, but we have a great challenge in front of us and we are going to enjoy it.“To win the title would be perfect but it’s not just about the result. It’s already been a miracle that we’re here, and we want to have no regrets when it finishes.”Jankovic found herself a break down at 2-1 after getting the better of a hard-hitting first set against Li, and ran into more problems when an arm injury forced her to take a medical timeout. The interruption proved to work in the Serbian’s favor, however, as she returned to break Li’s serve and take control of the match. “I started to feel some pain in my arm, and the balls were very heavy and humid so it was very difficult,” Jankovic said. “I received some treatment and took some medicine, and I was just trying to not think about the arm and fight every point.”Jankovic will now face Sharapova more than a year after their last encounter, but the Russian’s enforced absence from the game has left her opponent guessing at how the final will pan out.“I haven’t played against her for a really long time because she was away, and I don’t really know how she is playing,” Jankovic said. “But I will just go out there and play my game the best I can, so we will see. Hopefully I can win the tournament.” center_img Maria Sharapova moved within one win of capping her comeback from injury with a title by reaching the Toray Pan Pacific Open final on Friday.Ai Sugiyama, meanwhile, ensured her career will end with a bang after securing safe passage to the same stage of the doubles competition and staving off retirement for one last day. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Ethiopia sweeps Paris marathon, Calvin smashes French record

first_imgMilaw clocked 2hr 07min 05sec, with Kenyan rival Lonyangata coming in third as 60,000 runners took to the streets of the French capital in cold, clear conditions.Gelete Burka produced a spurt of extra gas in the final kilometre to ensure an Ethiopian winner in the women’s race with a time of 2:22:48.France’s Clemence Calvin, who was only cleared to race on Friday after the last-minute lifting of a temporary ban for evading a doping test last month in Morocco, smashed the French women’s record.Calvin finished fourth in 2:23:41, bettering by 41 seconds the previous national record set by Christelle Daunay in 2010.It also bettered by almost three minutes her own previous best of 2:26:28 which she set when finishing second in the European championships in Berlin last year.last_img read more

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid among Spanish clubs investigated by FIFA

first_img The cases of the two Madrid clubs, Real and Atletico, are especially significant, as they have an international projection which is similar to Barcelona’s. However, in recent months they have radically put the brakes on signing foreign youngsters – particularly those from non-EU countries. Aware that Barça’s sanction could eventually affect other clubs as well, the Liga de Futbol Profesional is studying the possibility of moving the matter into ordinary courts, namely courts withing the EU, to try to find a way around FIFA’s rules. Upd. at 19:14 CET Javier Giraldo FIFA have extended their network further than Barcelona, but for the moment, only the Blaugrana have paid in the form of a punishment for signing international players under a certain age. In Spain, four more clubs have been investigated by FIFA in addition to Barça: Rayo Vallecano, Valencia, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been the object of FIFA investigations, but none have been sanctioned.  Last year, Atletico’s cadete team had players from Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Georgia. Real Madrid, meanwhile, have been working hard to regularlise their academy in a bid to avoid a similar sanction to that endured by Barcelona.  02/01/2015 Other Spanish clubs have also become extra careful. All of Malaga (whose academy is directed by Josep Manel Casanova, formerly of Espanyol), Sevilla and Villarreal are preferring to sign Spanish players before even thinking about venturing into other countries and risking FIFA’s wrath. In any case, the fact that FIFA are investigating various clubs, including Real Madrid and Atletico, disproves conspiracy theories that they only wanted to go for Barça. The ‘black hand’ that Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke of has lost credence within the club and there are people that now believe that there wasn’t someone out to get Barcelona. THE LFP AND EUlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Harry Kane expresses distress over penalty decision in the…

first_imgAdvertisement hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbo6sWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 99tzy8Would you ever consider trying this?😱1rmmCan your students do this? 🌚1hen2wRoller skating! Powered by Firework The match between England and Tunisia saw some controversial calls being given and some not given. Although England captain scored a brace in the match, he was frustrated for not being given the penalty on two clear occasions. Kyle walker conceded the penalty for throwing an elbow on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, however, Harry Kane was denied the penalty on two clear occassions where he was bought to ground by Sassi in the first half and Yassine Meriah in the second half. On both the times, there was the availability of VAR but wasn’t used. The tottenham striker said that he maybe a bit dissapointed that he couldnt get the penalty given the fact that he thinks they got a penalty from a soft foul. But the fans spotted something in the same play where Kane went down. Replays showed that prior to Kane being brought down, Stones clearly pushed his marker to the floor. But nothing explains the second penalty not being given for the English striker. Kane being wrestled down to the floor in the first half.Advertisement However, England fans were convinced Harry Kane was fouled inside the penalty box and they should have been given a penalty. A frustated England captain, Harry Kane called out the Colombian refree to make better decisions in the nex match. He further added,”It’s part of the game. We knew from watching the other games, there’s been a lot of penalties and a lot of soft decisions. We had to be aware of that. We had one against us today and probably another couple that didn’t go our way. It’s difficult, but as players all we can do is get on with the game.It’s down to the officials and hopefully when they watch it back they will make it right for the next games.”England play Panama in their next match and Darkhorses Belgium for their group stage match.Advertisement Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018: Artem Dzyuba speaks his mind ahead of Russia vs Egypt matchAdvertisement FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 5  Advertisementlast_img read more

Hair free, care free

first_imgTommy McMaster woke up on Saturday morning with a head full of shoulder length hair and brushed it for the…[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

Weekly Athletics Report

first_imgGalwayCombined Events In the Girls events, at U12 level, Juno Hayes of Galway City Harriers took the honours in the quadrathlon, while in the U13 event, Danielle Moynihan of Tuam AC emerged victorious. Caoimhe Farrell of Loughrea AC won the U15 Girls Pentathlon, with Aoife Waldron of GCH winning at U16 level. Aoibhin Farrell of Loughrea claimed the U 17 title with Eilis Keogh of Corrib AC winning the U18 Girls title. In the Boys events, the multi-talented Darragh Fahy of Loughrea won the U13 Boys quadrathlon over four events, while at U14 level, Oisin Phelan of Tuam AC claimed gold. In the U15 competition Liam Shaw of Athenry AC pipped Matthieu Madden of GCH to gold after a very competitive pentathlon, while Samuel Madden of GCH won the U18 Boys Pentathlon.Pictured are Medal winners at the Galway combined events championships held in Dangan last weekend. L to R Oisin Phelan of Tuam AC, Matthieu Madden of GCh and Liam Shaw of Athenry AC GalwayCross Country The 2019 Galway Cross Countrychampionships will take place over two days, on October 6th and October 20thnext, with the Uneven Ages at Juvenile level for U9 to U19 athletes being heldin the Palace Grounds in Tuam next Sunday along with the Adult Senior and Masterschampionships.Among the favorites in the Seniorraces next weekend will be the likes of Rob Lennon of Castlegar and Mark Davisand Jack Miskella of Craughwell, with Kathryn Casserly and Niamh Hennelly ofGCH, along with Aine O Farrell and Edel Kelly of Athenry, all likely tochallenge for honours in the Ladies sectionThe programmed next Sunday starts at 1pm, with the U9 races first off. The Juvenile Even ages championships from U10 to U18 age groups will be held in Bushfield, Loughrea on day two, 20th October alongside the adult Intermediate championships. GalwayCross Country fixturesThe Galway Primary Schools Cross Country championships Finals for 2019 takes place this Tuesday 1st October next, in Renmore, Galway City. The Semi finals were held last week with 2,000 school children from over 100 schools in Galway taking part in what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting events on the athletics calendar.LoughreaGrey Lake 10kLocal athlete Cathal O Reilly took the honours at The Loughrea AC hosted Grey Lake 10k held Sunday last 29th September. O Reilly stormed home to victory in a great time of 34.51 on the testing 10k circuit, continuing his great run of form this season. Second place went to Arkadius Skupin with Ian Killy of West Limerick AC third. First lady over the line was Denise Barrett in 43.11, with Yvonne Fehilly of Athenry AC second and Nicola Egan third.MarathonCiaran Faherty of GCH put in anotherhugely impressive performance last Sunday at the famed Berlin Marathon. Fahertywho is now based in New Zealand ran a superb time of 2:19:05.There were other good performancesfrom Galway athletes, with David Keaney of GCH clocking 2.53, and the evergreenMartin Kearney of GCH breaking three hours yet again with a fantastic time of 2.59.40FixturesGalwayBay racesThe Galway Bay series of road races takes place in Salthill, in Galway City,  next Saturday 5th October. There are three events on the card; a full marathon over 26.2 miles which starts at 8.30 am, the 10k which commences at 10.30 am and the half marathon which kicks off at 12.15 pm. Over 3,000 entrants are expected to compete on what is one of the biggest days of road racing in the West annually. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Galway Combined Events championships took place last Saturday in Dangan, with athletes competing over four events at U12 and U13 level, and five events from U14 level upwards.last_img read more