Turks and Caicos AG Chambers defends Civil Servant in false news attack

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – July 17, 2017 – Fake or false news strikes again and this time it tried to take down the Registrar of Lands, Brandie Nova Anderson of Jamaica.  The Attorney General’s Chambers came to the defense of Ms Anderson and the Integrity Commissioned denounced that it is investigating the woman who has been Registrar of Lands since November 2014.No one knows who Joshua Pierre is, but that is the name put to a statement of a most damaging nature posted to social media about Anderson.It is said the statement was packed with lies and the AG has reported to the matter to the Police for investigation.  It was also explained in those Friday media releases that, “it is now very clear that some person or persons hiding behind the name “Joshua Pierre” made a malicious and damaging publication that has no basis in truth as it has been confirmed that no investigation into Ms. Anderson is being carried out by the Integrity Commission.”As for funds and how they are handled at the Lands department, there was this,   “The Government’s funds, including that, which have been appropriated to the Land Registry, are managed and paid through strict financial management and procurement procedures, and audited at the end of each Financial Year. There has been no finding to implicate Ms. Anderson of any wrongdoing since she commenced her service with TCIG.”The assault on the reputation of Anderson is called malicious.“All persons are reminded of the serious legal consequences of causing damage to the professional reputation of public officers who are merely seeking to carry out their functions in accordance with the high professional standards of the public service.”It was also explained that Ms. Anderson won the job of leading the Register of Lands through a fair and transparent process, a clean police record and she is also cited with having  “transformed the Lands Registry into an efficient operation in accordance with the requirements of the Registered Land Ordinance and has garnered the respect of her peers both within and outside of the public service.”#AGdefendscivilservant#IntegrityCommissiondeniesinvestigation#Andersonnotunderinvestigation#TCIGpublicservicestandard#FakenewsinTCI Related Items:#AGdefendscivilservant, #Andersonnotunderinvestigation, #FakenewsinTCI, #IntegrityCommissiondeniesinvestigation, #magneticmedianews, #TCIGpublicservicestandard Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

San Diego police make 62 DUI arrests during holiday period

first_img Posted: July 6, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The California Highway Patrol arrested 62 drivers for suspicion of drunk driving in San Diego County over the holiday period, officials said today.While there were no fatalities on county freeways this year, the CHP said 17 people were killed in California during the July Fourth holiday period. The CHP holiday reporting period was from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Saturday.The arrests for suspicion of DUI in the county increased over last year’s holiday period by 28. The CHP only tracks DUI arrests made by CHP officers.Statewide, three pedestrians were killed during the holiday period in the CHP’s jurisdiction. There were two motorcycle deaths reported statewide.This year there were 17 driving fatalities in California, as reported by all law enforcement agencies. Last year there were also 17. This year there were 839 arrests by CHP officers for suspicion of DUI throughout California. There were 389 last year. San Diego police make 62 DUI arrests during holiday period July 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Mitsubishi Electric and Here are working on a new V2V system for

first_img Share your voice 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: A plug-in SUV that lacks appeal Mitsubishi More From Roadshow The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport looks bolder than ever 2019 Honda CR-V review: Still one of the best small SUVs around 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT first drive: A refresh that polishes an already good car Enlarge ImageMitsubishi Electric and Here’s Lane Hazard Warning system can identify road hazards like stalled cars or slick pavement and upload that information to the cloud for other cars. Mitsubishi Electric/HERE Mitsubishi Electric — no, not the car maker, but related — and a Dutch company called Here have been working on a vehicle-to-cloud-to-vehicle information system that would allow a car to report a road hazard and share it with other vehicles. The system is called Lane Hazard Warning, and unlike a lot of V2V systems, this one just completed its second successful real-world test, the two companies announced today.The first real-world test of the Lane Hazard Warning system took place in Tsukuba City, Japan, in winter 2018. The second test took place in Southern California and concluded at the end of April. Pretty cool, but what exactly does the system do?First, Lane Hazard Warning uses a vehicle’s sensors to identify potential road hazards such as wrecked cars, big potholes and slippery surfaces. It then flags those hazards and which lane or lanes they affect and sends that data to the cloud where other vehicles equipped with the system can access it.”When something unusual happens on the road ahead drivers often have very little time to react, and that can put them and their passengers at risk,” Hiroshi Onishi, executive officer and group president of Automotive Equipment at Mitsubishi Electric, said in a statement. “Together with Here Technologies, we’ve developed a new system designed to give drivers a few valuable extra seconds or minutes to prepare for a potential danger on the road ahead, such as by switching lanes or simply driving with greater caution. “The two companies are planning to make the system available to automakers for testing, with the ultimate goal being to license the technology out to companies developing self-driving cars or vehicles with advanced driver assistance features. Tags 0 18 Photos Auto Tech Car Industry Post a commentlast_img read more

Latest Aadhaar made mandatory for PPF post office deposits Kisan Vikas Patra

first_imgAadhaar cardIANSAadhaar is not going to stop making news any time soon, it seems. Despite controversies over the unique identity card and the apprehensions over privacy, the government of India has made Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Funds (PPF), the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra.In four different Gazette notifications, the ministry of finance said that Aadhaar is mandatory for opening all post office deposit accounts, PPF, National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra deposits, new agency PTI reported on Friday.In the notifications the government has mandated that existing depositors will be given time till December 31, 2017 to verify accounts with 12-digit unique verification number.”Existing depositors who have not provided Aadhaar number at the time of application for such deposit shall submit his Aadhaar number to the post office savings bank or deposit office concerned, on or before December 31, 2017,” the notification added.However depositors who are yet to get the Aadhaar number shall submit proof of application for enrolment for Aadhaar, the government directed in the notification.The government of India had earlier notified that it was mandatory to link Aadhaar card with Permanent Account Number (PAN) latest by December 31, 2017 in order to file income tax returns (ITR). The government earlier made it compulsory for all taxpayers to link Aadhaar and PAN and brought in necessary amendments in the income tax laws in the last Union budget.Likewise, it is mandatory to verify Aadhaar with know-your-customer (KYC). The banks, financial institutions were directed by the Centre to make sure their customers are KYC compliant. Every individual must submit Aadhaar and PAN details to the bank to be KYC-compliant. The deadline for verifying Aadhaar with the KYC is December 31, 2017. The bank account will be barred if one fails to submit the details in KYC forms before the deadline.Following a Supreme Court judgment in February 2017, the department of telecommunications (DoT) directed telecom operators to verify all the existing mobile subscribers (both pre-paid and post-paid) with the Aadhaar. The government has made it mandatory to provide Aadhaar details while applying for new mobile connections or while buying SIMs. Aadhaar details are compulsary to avail benefits of social welfare schemes. Beneficiaries need to link Aadhaar to get the benefit of as many as 135 schemes (of 35 ministries) including the free cooking gas (LPG) to poor women, kerosene and fertiliser subsidy, targeted public distribution system (PDS) and the MGNREGA.last_img read more

India opts out of sharing hydrological data with Pakistan

first_img[Representational Image] According to the Indus Water Treaty, India has full rights on the eastern rivers — Sutlej, Beas and Ravi — and must allow unrestricted flow of water of the western rivers — Indus, Chenab and Jhelum — to Pakistan. Picture: A man sits on a boundary wall near the Indus river in Gilgit on ReutersIt seems the tension between the two nuclear-armed states in South Asia is far from over. In another offensive move, India has now refused to share hydrological data during flood season with Pakistan as per 1989 agreement. India, however, argued that the information will only be provided pertaining to “extraordinary discharges and flood flows”.The national daily, the Times of India reported that since the signing of an agreement with Pakistan, India renewed the agreement as a goodwill gesture. But this year amid tension between two countries after India abrogated the abrogation of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status and the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories, India has decided against renewing the agreement.PK Saxena, Indian Commissioner for Indus Waters, “This agreement was not renewed in the current year by us.” He further said that the Indus water treaty signed between two countries in 1960 for water sharing will continue to be in place. “India as a responsible nation is committed to the provisions of the IWT,” he added. Interestingly, India and Pakistan signed an agreement in 1989 to share hydrological data during flood season between July 1 and October 10. He said, “This was the arrangement beyond the IWT provisions as a gesture of goodwill from India. This arrangement was being renewed every year since 1989 with modifications as and when required.” Kashmiri boatmen extract sand from the Jhelum river in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. [Representational Image]ReutersTalking on IWT he argued, “Under the Treaty provisions, India is required to provide advance information in regard to ‘extraordinary discharges and flood flows’. This is being done whenever the extraordinary flows are reached.” The decision to not renew the agreement has been communicated to Pakistan earlier this week. Notably, the same day Union Jal Shakti (water resources) minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that government is working on a plan to divert water from its share which flows into Pakistan. The diverted water is allowed to be used by its own farmers, industries and people.India and Pakistan signed the Indus water treaty in 1960 in which usage of streams was decided. As per the agreement, waters of eastern rivers including Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej are allocated to India. Similarly, the western flowing river Indus, Jhelum and Chenab are allowed to be used by Pakistan. Moreover, the treaty allows India to use water from the Western River for irrigation and generating hydro-electric power.last_img read more

Coldplay Dedicates Song To Houston Other Celebrities Weigh In

first_imgHeartbroken. Praying for you Houston ?? Please everyone in Texas stay safe.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) August 27, 2017 Coldplay wrote an original song dedicated to Houston; and played it tonight in Miami. My heart is so full thank you @coldplay #ColdplayMiami pic.twitter.com/8UwZlrvZQM— Gløria |-/ (@corralesgloria7) August 29, 2017 In his post, he calls on Dwayne Johnson, Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Jerry Seinfeld and Justin Timberlake, among others A-listers to help.  Share my heart goes out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and thankful for all the emergency responders… https://t.co/z2ERwIlFpr— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 28, 2017 $1.5 MILLION! New Goal: $2 Millionhttps://t.co/SR6DmnNbyM pic.twitter.com/sII5OB3seg— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 29, 2017 Praying for Houston what a special place. Making relief donations and sending ❤️.— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) August 27, 2017 At their Miami show Monday night, Coldplay dedicated a brand new, original song to Houston’s Harvey victims.The band was scheduled to play in Houston Friday, August 25, but had to cancel due to Harvey’s arrival. A special song for Houston from last night’s show. R42https://t.co/3J5e6gvdtm— Coldplay (@coldplay) August 29, 2017 Other artists have shared their support for Houston during this devastating time. Comedian and actor Kevin Hart challenged several of his celebrity friends to each donate $25,000 through a Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge he started on Instagram. last_img read more

3 Major Industries in Which Blockchain Technology Is Changing Life As We

first_imgFebruary 15, 2018 7 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » “Blockchain” is one of two “B” words that are all the rage lately — the other being “Bitcoin.” While Bitcoin is grabbing most of the headlines, many people are mistakenly lumping “cryptocurrency” into the same category as “Blockchain.” True, the two are certainly related, but they’re not one in the same.Related: 9 Blockchain Influencers for You to Follow — Who All Happen to Be FemaleBlockchain is defined as a digitized, decentralized ledger that logs all cryptocurrency transactions. A blockchain records every digital transaction and exchange of goods, services and value — or private data — exactly as it occurs. To make it simple, picture a global spreadsheet running on millions of computers. Everyone can see all transactions being made, since it’s a peer-to-peer system, and they’re all conducted without middle men.The main benefactors of this technology? Big banks and tech giants. And that’s no surprise because we all know that big businesses drive innovation. By 2022, in fact, it’s predicted (by researcher Markets and Markets) that the market for Blockchain-related products and services will reach $7.7 billion, up $242 million from last year’s preduction.These figures are helping to breathe new life into older companies like IBM. By adopting Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) the tech giant is investing in enterprise systems that leverage cloud infrastructure. The launch of this service in February of 2016 helped create opportunities for IBM to transition to cloud services and to use them to build custom blockchains for its customers.Related: Just What the Heck Is Blockchain? Watch This Explainer Video.Initially, Bockchain caused a stir, mainly within the tech sector, but it has branched out to other sectors. More and more, industries are testing out this technology in order to run a more efficient, transparent and secure system — not to mention remaining current and competitive.Here are how three major industries are now using Blockchain technology.Health care In 2014, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act required all public, private and otherwise eligible healthcare professionals to adopt (or at least demonstrate) “meaningful use” of electronic medical records (EMR).The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) also said that doctors and hospitals needed to implement electronic health records (EHRs) and provided $28 billion in federal stimulus money to implement these changes. Despite these efforts, no clear protocol emerged about the sharing of that data across providers.What this means is that plenty of opportunities are out there to disrupt the system — not just with medical records, but supply chains, smart contracts for payment distribution and more.An example: MedRec, an MIT-backed initiative designed to be a digital family history of medical records, uses Blockchain to create for patients a family medical history that can be passed down from generation to generation. MedRec was implemented using Ethereum blockchain and uses that technology’s smart contracts to execute scripts on the blockchain.Smart contracts are “conflict-free” ways to exchange money, property and shares or anything of value via Blockchain. These contracts define the rules and penalties for each agreement and also enforce obligations automatically.Still, in this era of rampant fraud and identity theft, how safe is this system?For starters, MedRec doesn’t store information in the way we’re familiar with. Instead, metadata is encoded but still allows records to be accessed securely by patients across providers. The metadata protects the integrity of the data being requested.This process is still in its infancy, but the federal government has taken notice. Back in September 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the winners of its “HHS Blockchain Challenge,” which consisted of submissions of academic papers on Blockchain usage pertaining to health IT and health-related research.Certainly health care is a very complicated industry, in more ways than one. But it’s ripe with disruption opportunities. Blockchain might be a nifty way to revamp and simplify the industry as whole.Music In the 1990s and early 2000s, music streaming took the industry by storm. Users were able to download any song they wanted, some without paying a cent. The music industry cracked down on this illegal streaming, but along the way suffered financially, leaving artists, record labels and everyone else involved feeling angry and shortchanged.Enter Imogene Heap. She’s a British songwriter and musician and the founder of Myceria, a “collective of creatives, professionals and lovers of music.” The group’s mission is to “empower a fair, sustainable and vibrant music industry ecosystem involving all online music interaction services.”Myceria’s Blockchain-based platform has created a way for musicians to push smart contracts for the sharing of free-trade music, ensuring that profits go back to the artists. These contracts allow artists to sell directly to consumers without the need for labels, lawyers or accountants; and royalties are paid out automatically.Another company, SingularDTV, a Blockchain-based entertainment studio, is looking to lay the foundation for a decentralized entertainment industry. By developing an entertainment-app ecosystem on Ethereum, the studio’s hope is to empower artists and help rewrite the rules of the music and creative industries here in the United States.Hip hop and electronic artist Gramatik was the first musician to sign on to the tokenization program. Having such a system, Gramatik says, whereby artists can create music on their own terms, without bureaucracy “getting in the way,” is why he decided to join this platform.As entrepreneurs, we can identify with wanting to do our own thing without interference from corporate (or industry) politics.Human resourcesHR professionals spend a great deal of time verifying the potential employees’ identities, backgrounds and employment histories. According to this infographic, HR professionals spend the majority of their time performing three tasks: meetings with senior staff and business partners (22 percent), employee relations and engagement (15 percent) and meetings with employees (14 percent).These efforts take more time than low-priority tasks, like on-boarding new employees and carrying out personnel management; and are only one reason Blockchain can help revolutionize the music ndustry.It can also help simplify payroll, certification and digital-process management.As businesses continue to expand globally, they’re finding it more expensive to send payrolls overseas. Paying people abroad can also take longer to process, due to third parties and banks with different sets of rules. What Blockchain can do is simplify the process and eliminate these middle men, making investment in the technology attractive.Consider the example of San Francisco-based company, Bitwage. Bitwage operates on a Blockchain-based payroll system to facilitate cross-border payments through Bitcoin. This allows the company to pay employees, contractors, even vendors, worldwide in their preferred currencies. In fact Blockchain can handle the required conversion from bitcoins to whatever the local currency may be.  Finally, human resources and hiring managers spend a lot of time verifying the information of potential candidates —  from job histories, to references, to background checks. A survey by Careerbuilder showed that 58 percent of employers surveyed had caught a lie on a resume. Another report, by HireRight,showed that 86 percent of employers surveyed had uncovered lies or misrepresentations on resumes.Alternately, using blockchain technology could increase transparency and make it easier to spot fraud in employee credentials.Related: 8 Benefits of Blockchain to Industries Beyond CryptocurrencySo, get ready: Whatever your industry is, Blockchain will likely have a role to play, if it doesn’t already. Learn as much as you can about the technology, embrace itschanges and learn to play with the big dogs (even if you yourself are not a big dog . . . yet).last_img read more