Inter-Ministerial Committee of Crime Prevention to be Set Up

first_imgInter-Ministerial Committee of Crime Prevention to be Set Up National SecurityApril 19, 2012 Advertisements RelatedInter-Ministerial Committee of Crime Prevention to be Set Up RelatedInter-Ministerial Committee of Crime Prevention to be Set Up By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, has announced plans for the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Speaking at a media briefing on his first 100 days in office, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Wednesday (April 18), Mr. Bunting said the committee will coordinate the various community regeneration and employment creation programmes being developed to support the anti-gang strategy. Noting that the administration is operating in a “resource-constrained environment,” Mr. Bunting explained that part of the committee’s role will be prioritising expenditure within their existing budgets, to identify resources that can be channelled into enhancing security and safety.    “So, for example, if we have a volatile community in St. Catherine where relatively modest sums (have been) allocated to infrastructure (to) improve the policing environment and the safety and security of the citizens,…whether it is from the Ministry of Local Government (or) the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, the Ministry of Education, perhaps, may need to chip in,” he stated. He noted that there are instances where money may not required, but instead “a focused effort, informed by the intelligence that they get from the police”. Mr. Bunting advised that the Ministry would be meeting with all ministers and their respective agency and department heads to identify “what it is that they can do within their existing ministries, and within the existing budgetary constraints, to enhance the security environment”. RelatedInter-Ministerial Committee of Crime Prevention to be Set Uplast_img read more

P Div linked to EP Elephants top job

first_img Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers is reportedly in contention to become the new head coach of the EP Elephants from next season onwards.According to a report in the Daily Dispatch, De Villiers is one of several candidates who have applied for the position.The successful applicant will oversee the Elephants during next year’s SA Cup and Currie Cup campaigns. It is believed one of De Villiers’ conditions if he gets the job, is to have a say in the selection process of his backroom staff.Applicants have until Friday, 6 November to submit their CVs, with an announcement on the new coach expected to be made within two weeks.The primary requirement for the post is that candidates have a World Rugby Level 3 coaching certificate or its equivalent.Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazine 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsored ‘ sinoticia.com埃及艷後:她睡了全歐洲最強的男人,只為征服世界?sinoticia.com|SponsoredSponsored ‘ P Div linked to EP Elephants top job Published on November 4, 2020 Peter de Villiers center_img  958  81 SumabisThis Is What Happens To Your Body If You Sleep With Socks OnSumabis|SponsoredSponsored From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby Mag Posted in Currie Cup, Kings, News, Top headlines Tagged EP Elephants, NEWS, Peter de Villiers ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsored ‘ ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsored熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredlast_img read more

US loot box bill receives bipartisan support

first_img 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. US loot box bill receives bipartisan supportRepublican senator’s ban on loot boxes pay-to-win mechanics for children has been co-sponsored by two DemocratsBrendan SinclairManaging EditorFriday 24th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleThe ESAAs promised, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley introduced legislation into the US Senate yesterday seeking to ban loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics in games for children.Hawley has found two original co-sponsors for the Republican senator’s proposal, and both are coming from the other side of the aisle. Democrats Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) and Ed Markey (Massachusetts) have signed on to the bill.”Only the addiction economy could produce a business model that relies on placing a casino in the hands of every child in America with the goal of getting them desperately hooked,” Hawley said. “I’m proud to introduce this landmark, bipartisan legislation to end to these exploitative practices.” “Congress must send a clear warning to app developers and tech companies: Children are not cash cows to exploit for profit” Sen. Richard BlumenthalMarkey added, “Today’s digital entertainment ecosystem is an online gauntlet for children. Inherently manipulative game features that take advantage of kids and turn play time into pay time should be out of bounds.”Blumenthal noted the bi-partisan nature of the legislation and called the monetization practices reprehensible, saying, “Congress must send a clear warning to app developers and tech companies: Children are not cash cows to exploit for profit.”The Entertainment Software Association released its own statement on the bill, with CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis saying, “This legislation is flawed and riddled with inaccuracies. It does not reflect how video games work nor how our industry strives to deliver innovative and compelling entertainment experiences to our audiences.”This legislation is flawed and riddled with inaccuracies” ESA CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis”The impact of this bill would be far-reaching and ultimately prove harmful to the player experience, not to mention the more than 220,000 Americans employed by the video game industry. We encourage the bill’s co-sponsors to work with us to raise awareness about the tools and information in place that keep the control of video game play and in-game spending in parents’ hands rather than in the government’s.” The senators released the full text of the bill yesterday, which prohibits publication or distribution of games with pay-to-win mechanics or loot boxes in “minor-oriented games” or any game where the company “has constructive knowledge that any users are under age 18.”It makes exceptions for any program where the user’s interactions are “limited to selecting options from a menu of choices” or any program that “would not be considered a game by a reasonable user.”The bill’s definition of “pay-to-win” includes offerings that ease a user’s progression with content that could be earned without purchases, as well as letting a player pay to skip cooldown timers or buy additional lives/gameplay attempts. It also includes any purchase in a game featuring competition between players that gives one player an advantage over those who don’t spend money.The bill makes specific exemptions for harder difficulty modes, purely cosmetic items that give no gameplay advantage to a user, and DLC that can only be purchased once and doesn’t otherwise give competitive advantages or help players progress easier.As for the definition of loot box, the bill would apply to any add-on transaction that adds a feature or enhances entertainment value in a randomized or partially randomized fashion. It also specifies any system where buying something unlocks the ability to buy other things that users aren’t informed about before the initial transaction.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The bill stipulates that the Federal Trade Commission will enforce these rules, levying fines that must exceed the amount of money a company brought in through any violations of the bill. It also allows state attorneys general to bring civil suits against any publisher or distributor violating the law.Finally, the bill calls for the FTC to prepare a report for Congress analyzing the psychological effects of pay-to-win microtransactions and loot box design, the effect those mechanics have had on investment and production in the games industry, and whether they can induce compulsive purchasing behavior by minors.The bill has been referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Both Blumenthal and Markey sit on that committee, and are also members of two relevant subcommittees: Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection; and Communications, Technology, Innovation, and The Internet.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesESA commits $1 million to support Black Girls CodeThe multi-year venture will support education and mentoring programs for girls and young womenBy Eric Van Allen 2 months agoReggie Fils-Aimé on E3: “If the ESA doesn’t figure out how to do this, someone else will”Playable content is “key to a successful E3,” the former Nintendo exec saidBy Marie Dealessandri 2 months agoLatest comments (3)colin merrick Engineer/Artist 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyIan Griffiths Product Owner, HutchA year ago This legislation; if passed and enforced would basically shut down the mobile f2p industry and result in tens of thousands of job losses around the world.All of the top games on the app stores would be caught by it, titles from Candy Crush Saga to Pokemon Go would all be in breach of this legislation. Mobile f2p titles would not be able to operate without this income, the top players may be able to switch over to some kind of subscription but that’s certainly not feasible for all.Consumers who enjoy mobile f2p games for free would lose access to their games, many would have to shut down or stop updating which basically puts a clock on their availability anyway. And if you work in another part of the games industry this would affect you too; a large number of devs would try to move to indie or AAA, flooding the market with labour which would push down wages and standards. A year ago This disgusting predatory behaviour blatantly displayed by games producers in recent years has caused politicians and governments to sit up and to start to take steps is woeful but essential with the public concern.Peoples greed seems to see no bounds their inability to realise wha they are doing is fundamentally wrong and lumps them in with the Casino and gambling industry.Some companies shamefully call themselves game developers if your game experience is not strong enough to sell enough units as a stand alone product and you have to exploit people to make ends meet you need to look at yourself in the mirror!! 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyBrian Lewis Operations Manager, PlayNextA year ago I suggest that people read the legislation before they comment about how great it is. As it is currently written, it would make almost all games with an online component illegal (and/or subject to fines) and as an afterthought, would also apply to lootboxes.The intent is good, but the definitions are WAY too broad (and open ended).last_img read more

Navy’s newest destroyer named after Medal of Honor recipient and former Navy SEAL

first_imgU.S. Navy(SAN DIEGO) — The Navy will commission its newest destroyer on Saturday, named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor.The Navy SEAL was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush in 2008 for his actions in Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 29, 2006. The USS Michael Monsoor, the Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer, will be commissioned at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, where the ship will be based. With its distinct angular shape designed to give it stealth capabilities at sea, the Zumwalt-class is the Navy’s most technologically advanced and expensive destroyer ever built. In attendance on Saturday will be Monsoor’s mother, Sally Monsoor, who will also serve as the ship’s sponsor and give the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life,” the Navy said in a press release.Monsoor enlisted in the Navy in 2001, becoming a SEAL in 2004. On the day he was killed in Ramadi, he was part of a “sniper overwatch security position” with two other Navy SEALs and four Iraqi Army soldiers when an insurgent threw a grenade at the team, according to a Navy narrative of events.“Positioned next to the single exit, Monsoor was the only one who could have escaped harm,” according to the Navy description. “Instead he dropped onto the grenade, smothering it to protect his teammates. The grenade detonated as he came down on top of it, inflicting a mortal wound. Monsoor’s actions saved the lives of his two teammates and the accompanying Iraqi soldiers.” At his Medal of Honor ceremony, Bush quoted one of the survivors of that day, who said, “Mikey looked death in the face that day and said, ‘You cannot take my brothers. I will go in their stead.’”The citation on his medal reads: “By his undaunted courage, fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death, Petty Officer Monsoor gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” Lt. Cmdr. Jocko Willink, a former Navy SEAL task unit commander, in an interview with the Navy prior to the ship’s commissioning, said, “There is no way a steel and iron ship can ever replace the flesh and blood that was Michael Monsoor. But it seems there can be no more fitting memorial to him than a warship — a warship that proudly bears his name.“And in this ship and in its crew, Mike’s spirit will live on. Through this ship, Michael Monsoor will still represent the very best this country has to offer. He will inspire the crew just as he inspired his teammates.”The third ship of its kind — the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson — is expected to be christened in the spring of 2019, according to the Navy.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

California toddler dies after dental procedure, family says

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: June 17, 2017 8:58 AM EDT STOCKTON, Calf.(CNN) A toddler died after a procedure at a children’s dental surgery center in Northern California earlier this week, her family said.Photos taken by her mother showed 3-year-old Daleyza Avila-Hernandez playing in the waiting room with her siblings at the dental center, CBS Sacramento station KOVR-TV reports. Moments later, the little girl went in for a dental procedure.“When I was in the waiting room, I saw the ambulance,” Araceli Avila said. “I stood up to see, and I thought to myself, they are here for a child, but never thought it was my child.”Avila said her daughter was there to get her teeth fixed, but 30 minutes later she was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.Through tears, Avila said, “The nurse said my daughter’s heart stopped, but she was stable and not to worry and told me my daughter has heart problems that maybe I didn’t know of, but that’s not true. My daughter was very healthy.”The dental center specializes in treatments under general anesthesia. Administrators couldn’t confirm if that was part of the little girl’s procedure but did tell KOVR-TV both a dentist and anesthesiologist, along with a nurse and two assistants, are present in the rooms during a procedure.David Thompson with the Children’s Dental Surgery Center in Stockton said, “The risks are different, the process is different, our emergency response is different, and we have drills to handle certain types of emergencies.”Avila — who only speaks Spanish — said she was required to read a long form prior to the procedure and said it was in Spanish. The nurse who helped her also spoke Spanish. As the Stockton Police Department and the Dental Board of California investigate Daleyza’s death, her mother said she just can’t understand how a trip to a dental center could take her daughter’s life.“I hope what has happened to me doesn’t happen to another mother,” Avila said.The results of an autopsy are expected to be ready in the next few weeks. The little girl will be laid to rest next week. California toddler dies after dental procedure, family says SHARElast_img read more

Sel shoots a scorcher

first_imgThe scores as you can imagine were not that flash, with Bob Philp and Mihail both scoring 32 points but Bob got the nod with a better back nine.  When the skipper wins it’s always a bell ring and today was no exception.  The next best score went to Peter Terry with 27 pointsThere were no ‘2’s.Wednesday, Oct. 8, Green Valley – StablefordIt was raining cats and dogs when we arrived at Green Valley but it stopped after about 30 minutes and we got off to a little later start than scheduled.It must be stated that we as golfers must accept responsibility for looking after the golf course and it was wrong for any golfer to let the caddy drive onto the fairways, which were very wet and watery and seeing some of the tire marks left on them was not acceptable at all.There were some good scores and some ordinary ones but we had a stand out winner today by 9 points.  Auke managed to grab 4th place with a score of 36 points, third went to Wayne Cotterell with 37, second to Paul Greenaway with 38, but taking the top spot was Sel Wegner with a fantastic 47 points, a great score indeed.There was only one ‘2’ recorded, by Paul Sharples.Friday, Oct. 10, Burapha – StablefordWe changed our venue to Burapha today and when we got there and saw 100 Korean holidaying golfers going out to play we thought we were in for a long day.  However, thanks to Rosco’s caddy and her sister we got away 30 minutes early on the C and D loops and had a great day out.There was no rain but the course was still a little wet in parts but not uncomfortable to walk the fairways.Taking top spot was Barry Copestake with a fine 38 points while coming in second was Owen Walkley with his best round for a long time.  There were no ‘2’s today.Note:  The Billabong is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game. PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf BarMonday, Oct. 6, The Emerald – StablefordWe played The Emerald today, with threatening skies but no rain when we started and the carts were allowed on the fairways so no preferred lies.  It was a fast round for the three groups that played but the front runners were teeing off on the 18th when group 2 was teeing off on the 13th – that’s five full holes behind!  The idea is you keep up with group in front not keep in front of the group behind.   It also goes to show if you keep up with the field you don’t get wet; the first group were in, showered and had their first beer when the clouds opened up as the rest just got very wet and came in after 16 holes.We were joined by Mihail and John from the Qatar Golf Club and they managed to have a great day out, with Mihail’s ball stopping one blade of grass short on the 15th for a hole in one.last_img read more

The ‘Cheryshev case’ could lead to Florentino Perez appearing in court

first_img 01/06/2016 Angela Maria Guerrero, of the Justice Administration, has allowed the action to proceed, according to a report by ‘As’ newspaper. Upd. at 20:20 The Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could be forced to appear before a judge for the administrative elimination of Los Blancos from the Copa del Rey, after the fielding of the ineligible Denis Cheryshev against Cadiz. CEST Those bringing the case are asking for 1,000 euros to compensate for the damage suffered.center_img Sport EN Perez has 10 days to respond to the action. Once the response is received, the judge will determine the date of the hearing. Two Real Madrid members, Raul Gimenez and Susana Castano, have issued legal action against Perez as being the person responsible for the club’s elimination and causing them distress. “My clients are not looking for economic gain, rather that Florentino publicly apologises for what happened. That is what is really sought here”, affirmed Felipe Izquierdo, the lawyer representing the Real Madrid members.last_img read more

The heat is on

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL SEFNL REVIEW – ROUND 8 THE Berwick Football Club answered one of the biggest questions hanging over…[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.last_img

Layton’s light shines bright

first_imgBy Danielle Kutchel Undertaking a sewing project to provide warmth and home comfort to Australian servicemen and women, Jessica Layton could be considered…[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.last_img

Gaelic4Girls programme proves a huge hit with LGFA clubs in Ireland and Britain

first_imgIn Ireland, 33 clubs representing 21 counties took part in the Gaelic4Girls programme while in Britain, 10 clubs from counties London, Warwickshire and Scotland participated.Over 1600 girls aged between 8-12 years participated in Gaelic4Girls – a huge number of players who have been exposed to Ladies Gaelic Football and a club setting for the first time.The selected clubs attended training evenings before the programme was rolled out.“Gaelic4Girls is a club-based programme. It’s 12 weeks and what it involves is the club running an eight-week programme initially,” explained Aisling Doonan, the LGFA’s National Development Officer.“They deliver fun games so the girls get an opportunity to have fun and learn the skills of the game, all through games.“It’s not drills-orientated. After the initial eight weeks, they then integrate into existing clubs, weeks 8-12.”The 12-week programme included provincial blitzes, where players had the opportunity to represent their clubs and showcase the skills they learned in that fun and non-competitive environment.As Gaelic4Girls ambassador, two-time All Star Mackin was a fitting candidate for the role.Ten years ago, Mackin began her football journey as a Gaelic4Girl when her club, Shane O’Neills, delivered the programme.The Gaelic4Girls programme has been proven to increase numbers in club while coaches are provided with the training, resources and support required to set up and implement the programme.The programme can also be used as a tool to source new volunteers and to get parents involved.Resources, training and support are also available to set up and sustain a successful school-club link in local communities.The province of Leinster was represented by ten clubs from seven counties, while nine clubs from six counties in Ulster participated.In Munster, six clubs from four counties took part, while Connacht provided eight clubs from four counties.The full list of participating clubs was as follows:Leinster: Craobh Chiarain and Man O’War (Dublin), Ballykelly and Monasterevin (Kildare), Erins Own (Kilkenny), Clonguish (Longford), Wolfe Tones and Stabannon Parnells (Louth), Boardsmill (Meath), Bannow/Ballinamitty (Wexford).Ulster: Crossmaglen and Carrickcruppen (Armagh), Tullylish (Down), Bellnaleck, Kinawley and Tempo (Fermanagh), Emyvale (Monaghan), Killeeshil (Tyrone), Glenswilly (Donegal).Munster: Éire Óg and Corofin (Clare), Ballinahassig and Inch Rovers (Cork), Spa, Killarney (Kerry), Gaultier (Waterford).Connacht: Leitrim Gaels and St Mary’s, Carrick-on-Shannon (Leitrim), Claregalway LGFA, Dunmore McHales, Menlough Skehana and Monivea (Galway), Claremorris (Mayo), Ballinameen Ladies (Roscommon).Britain: Tara, Parnells, Tir Conaill Gaels and St Kiernans (London), Sean McDermotts, St Brendans and John Mitchels (Warwickshire), Glasgow Gaels, Dunedin Og and Coatbridge Davitts (Scotland).Gaelic4Girls: Celebrating 10 years of increasing participation and growth in clubs across Ireland and Britain.G4G is a 12 week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club.For further information please contact Aisling Doonan, [email protected] or 01 8363156print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s 2018 Gaelic4Girls programme has proven a huge success in 43 clubs across Ireland and Britain. Free Pic-No Repro FeeOrlagh Farmer and participants, taking part in the football dance at the Gaelic4Girls presentation evening of Inch Rovers Ladies Football club.Picture: David Keane.07.06.2018center_img 2018 saw the LGFA celebrate the 10th anniversary of the scheme, with Armagh star Aimee Mackin acting as Gaelic4Girls ambassador and featuring in a series of hugely-popular promotional videos.last_img read more