3 held with over US$90,000 en route to Guyana

first_imgThree foreign nationals were on Sunday arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston, Jamaica after cash totalling US$93,000 and other currencies were reportedly found in their possession.Two of the accused are nationals of Suriname, while the other is from French Guiana.The three, who were attempting to board a flight to Guyana, were arrested about 14:45h after they were searched, and US dollars were found concealed on their persons.Other currencies they had in their possession included SR$325, €150, and J$50. The Police said they were arrested on suspicion of breaching the Proceeds of Crime Act.The three remain in custody as the investigation continues. The Police said their identities are being withheld at this time. (Jamaica Observer)last_img read more

STUDENTS FACE MAJOR BATTLE TO FIND ACCOMMODATION – McCONALOGUE

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue says the Government’s failure to address shortages in student accommodation has led to a major crisis in the sector.Charlie McConalogue TDMore than 58,000 students will get their Leaving Cert results tomorrow, but thousands of them embarking on a third level course, will face a huge struggle to secure a place to stay.Deputy McConalogue explained, “Over the past four years we have seen the situation with student accommodation worsen significantly without any tangible action being taken. The most this Minister has done in the issue is commission a report into the situation, which to date has still not been published. The report points to a “significant shortage” in accommodation in all of the main cities, and forecasts that these shortages will remain over the next decade. “The accommodation crisis has been escalating steadily over the past four years, and is undoubtedly being exacerbated by the overall housing crisis engulfing this country. The situation is particularly bad in the main cities, where the majority of students will be looking to rent. Every year students are forced to pay over the odds for very basic accommodation, and in some cases have to take on extended leases in order to secure a house or apartment. Students are spending weeks on end over the summer months travelling to Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick in search of accommodation, often faced with extortionate rents, which is placing a significant financial burden on them and their families.”He added that the current situation is a major source of anxiety and stress, not only for the students who will receive their Leaving Cert results tomorrow, but also for the thousands of others who are already in full time third level education.“Every summer they are faced with the same scenario of trekking around these cities in search of new accommodation for the following semester.“Minister O’Sullivan’s decision to delay the publication of the HEA report is shameful. She should release the contents and start acting on the recommendations. She cannot continue hide behind this document and pretend that everything is ok when the situation is now seriously out of control. New incentives need to be introduced to promote the development of specific student accommodation to increase the number of units available to meet the increasing demand”. STUDENTS FACE MAJOR BATTLE TO FIND ACCOMMODATION – McCONALOGUE was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accommodationCharlie McConaloguedonegalLeaving certlast_img read more

2018 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zachary Retcher, Defiance Co., circles with his MarketHeifer. Tristin Miller, VanWert Co., watches as judge Brandon Callis looks over his Market Heifer. Tatum Poff, Geauga Co., works with her Market Heifer in the ring. Mallory Peter, Defiance Co., leads her ShorthornPlus. Logan Schroeder, Defiance Co. sets up his ShorthornPlus Market Beef. Grant Belleville, Wood Co., works with his Simmental Market Beef. Holden LeVan, Champaign Co., keeps his AOB set for the judge. Hunter Harris, Adams Co.,watches the judge with his Simmental Market Beef. Kassidy Thompson, Miami Co. had the Champion ShorthornPlus. Layne Lasnick from Lake Co., leads her AOB Market Beef. Avery McGuire, Champaign Co., shows his Crossbred Market Beef. Christina Winter, Pickaway Co., watches the judge with her Crossbred. Kaden Frey, Wyandot Co., sets up his Crossbred. Lewis Winner, Pickaway Co., won his Crossbred class. Tyler Neill, Huron Co., leads his Crossbred. The judge selects the champion. Champion Drive Brady Turnes, Perry Co. gets his steer ready for the judge. Caden Jones in the Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drivelast_img read more

Socialwok is a FriendFeed for Google Apps

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Google Apps is an impressive productivity suite. But however good Docs and Gmail are, organizations using Apps are left without the kinds of social software they’re used to having outside of work. Singapore-based startup Socialwok is attempting to fix that by offering a social app that lives on top of Google Apps. Socialwok resembles FriendFeed in many ways. The real-time stream of information can include attachments in-line and can be divided into topical feeds. The big difference is that all of it is nested securely under the umbrella of your Apps login. Social Feeds for OrganizationsThe aim of Socialwok is a provide a communication and collaboration platform on top of Google Apps, one that draws in all kinds of information that needs to be shared quickly in an organization. “In Socialwok the concept is all around feeds,” said Socialwok CEO Ming Yong in a demo video, “You can have feeds for a project, feeds for engineering, feeds for accounting, feeds for anything.” Socialwok feeds don’t refer to RSS feeds. They basically mean activity streams roughly equivalent to FriendFeed rooms. Every user that logs into Socialwok with Apps (there is no other login method) gets a central feed. Other feeds can be created, such as for different teams in an enterprise, and those feeds can be made private so that you only have access to feeds you’re invited to. Organizations can also selectively invite those outside their Apps domain to relevant feeds.In addition to simple short messaging like Twitter, Socialwok feeds are also suitable for sharing content from all the other areas of Google Apps, as well as media from outside Apps, including video. “Think of us like Facebook for groups, enterprise, and businesses, but we wrap around online productivity,” Ming said. In addition to intranet-style communication, Socialwok lets you publish messages to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Socialwok also supports replying to a feed through email and has good mobile access. There’s currently a BlackBerry app and a dedicated mobile site for iPhone and Android users. All the mobile versions focus more on the microblogging aspects than anything else. What about Wave?The first thing that comes to mind when looking at how Socialwok talks about the “missing social layer” of Apps is that Google Wave is going to provide that layer. Wave is a social platform that sits on top of Apps like Socialwok does, and it does a whole lot more besides, especially since Wave is more than just a lone application. We asked Ming what he thought of the challenge Wave presents, and he showed us an experimental feature for including a Wave inside a Socialwok feed. The company doesn’t see Wave as a direct competitor.The ability to create a private network, and topical feeds within an organization’s Socialwok strikes us as a key difference as well. Whether that and other differences will be enough to build a lasting business in the face of Google Wave is unclear. Socialwok is built on the Google App Engine. It’s user interface is simple, but the core functionality makes perfect sense from the perspective of someone with an enterprise or education version of Google Apps. It’s currently free, though a paid version with advanced features is part of the company’s plan for the future. center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Cong. glorifying Zakir Naik, says PM

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday alleged that the Congress praised controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, “whose words have triggered blasts in Sri Lanka killing 300 people”, and its leaders were baying for his blood in their dream.Addressing an election rally here in Madhya Pradesh, he said the Rahul Gandhi-led party has nothing but hatred for him, but he has support of the entire country.“Zakir Naik’s words have caused blasts in Sri Lanka, leaving 300 people dead. His TV channel was banned two or three days ago,” Mr. Modi said.“Who is Zakir Naik? He is the one whom (Congress veteran) Digvijaya Singh used to glorify unabashedly. You will be shocked to learn that Zakir Naik addressed Indian police officers, that too on terrorism, under the (previous) Congress dispensation,” he said.“Shame on Congress… and its vote bank politics. They are glorifying Zakir Naik and calling him an apostle of peace,” he added.Naik, a Mumbai-based televangelist accused of inciting youth for terror activities and giving inflammatory speeches, is said to be currently residing in Malaysia.Apparently referring to a reported statement of Congress leader and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Prime Minister said, “I heard that a Congress motormouth leader came here and said hit Modi for such a six that he lands out of the boundary dead. This was the statement of a Congress leader. Think. They have so much hatred for your Modi, so much hatred that they have started dreaming of killing Modi.”‘India batting for Modi’ “But they are forgetting that from Modi’s side, not just the people of Madhya Pradesh but of entire India are batting,” Mr. Modi said.The PM said the Congress has to now clarify its position on terrorism. “The Congress people should reveal whether they are playing for India or Pakistan,” he said.last_img read more