Seizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Regional Reception Centre 10 April

first_imgSeizure of Contraband and Unauthorized Items at Regional Reception Centre 10 April From: Correctional Service CanadaBetween April 2 and 5, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution.Between April 2 and 5, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution.The contraband and unauthorized items seized included 46.8 grams of marijuana, 200.3 grams of hashish, 27.5 grams of cannabis wax, 1496.8 grams of tobacco, three cellphones with four cables and 21 SIM cards. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $68,746.The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband and unauthorized from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.CSC introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.CSC has also set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ban, Canada, cannabis, Dogs, drug, environment, Government, Marijuana, mobile phone, police, property, Safety, security, smokinglast_img read more

Tony Stewart on Danica: ‘I don’t see her leaving the sport’

first_imgRELATED: Photos of Danica Patrick through the yearsStewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart knows he won’t have Danica Patrick on his roster of drivers next year, but he thinks Patrick will be in NASCAR in 2018.Stewart spent part of his morning Tuesday on “The Dan Patrick Show,” where he addressed a variety of topics — including Danica’s future. Patrick announced earlier in September that she would not return to SHR in 2018.“Good question,” Stewart replied when the host asked him about Patrick’s future. “I don’t know. I don’t know what she has planned. She has so much stuff going on. She reminds me a lot of me. She’s got wineries, she’s got her yoga stuff, she’s got a clothing line she’s working on. But I don’t see her leaving the sport. She’s that driven and that competitive. She still wants to win.”MORE ‘SMOKE’: Historic photos | Photos from every winOther topics addressed on the show include:• Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-race Periscope live-stream on Twitter: “Every Sunday after the race, I watch it to see what he’s going to say about the day. I just like how he engages with people. To be Dale Jr. and to get people to run up and literally just bump into you to try to get an autograph or a picture, I couldn’t deal with it like he does. … He’s just a great man and a great personality.”• On if he’s getting married: “No. Who told you that? I’ve made it 46 years!”• On his most prized possession: “If I had to leave my house, I’ve got to grab the last championship trophy I have in NASCAR (2011) because that was the hardest one to win for sure.”last_img read more

Instead of ‘Million Dollars in Tickets’ Cop Gives Helpful Advice, And His Cap

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen a Baltimore, Maryland woman saw police lights in her rearview mirror, she expected the worst but ended up writing an open letter praising the police officer.FIND MORE INSPIRING STORIES WITH OUR GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSCourtney Gross realized her tags were expired and figured she’d get “a million dollars in fines” but the officer not only told her how to fight the tickets in court, he asked if he could pose for a selfie with her son, Ty, after engaging him in conversation.Here’s how she told the story on Facebook:I got pulled over because my stickers are old and I need to renew my registration on my car.The officer comes to my window and of course asks for my license and registration…..well little Ty starts talking to him.Lol so as I’m digging for my registration, the officer asks me if I would roll down little Tys window so he can go talk to him.I tell him that’s fine and I roll the window down….the whole time the cop has his flash light in his hand….you know how they do when they pull us over at nightAnyway Ty had just got a miniature light saber that lights up from the store earlier and the cop asked Ty did he wanna trade flash lights and they did and he showed him how to make his flash light blink really fast and Ty thought it was cool.RELATED:  Cops Go ‘Above & Beyond’ for Pregnant Driver Stranded by Engine TroubleSo I find my registration and I give it to him and he takes it back to his car and comes back a couple minutes later and this time he has his hat on.Instead of towing my car and giving me a million dollars in fines, this guy gives me 2 tickets for a little over 100 dollars and then tells me NOT to pay them but to go to court so they can be reduced and explained every thing and every step to me.Then gives me 2 warnings that could have been 2 more tickets as well, but he didnt hit me with them. Then proceeds to tell me that he had come back with his hat on for a reason and asked me if I would be okay with getting Ty out of the car and letting him wear his hat for a few seconds and take a picture with him!I said that would be fine and I appreciated that, but my phone was dead.RELATED:  Officer Sends Flowers To Crying Woman She Pulled Over For SpeedingSo I take Ty out of his car seat and we go on the side walk and he’s wearing the officers hat and he loved it.The officer then tells me that we can just take the picture with his phone and he would send it to me!So we did and he sent it while I was standing right there and I watched him delete the text so he didn’t have my number in his phone and I didn’t even ask him to do that.I really couldn’t believe how cool he was and how he really made my son’s night.CHECK OUT:  Deputy Pulls Over Drivers to Give Christmas Cash Instead of TicketsI thought for sure that my car was getting towed. I’ve had my fair share of run ins with some cops that are arrogant jerks and use their power in the wrong way, but this man showed me that there still are some nice police officers out there and there’s hope.I don’t care how ignorant and rude police can be, I will NEVER teach or allow my children to disrespect the police…..because it will only make things worse for them. I’m really thankful for how this whole thing played out and I’m more than blessed to receive those 2 citations over my vehicle being taken away from me.Thank you God.Photo: Courtney Gross, Facebook; geralt, CCSay Thanks to Kind Policeman…Share This.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Two in $750, 000 Syndicate drug bust get bail

first_imgLocalNews Two in $750, 000 Syndicate drug bust get bail by: – August 26, 2013 26 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Two men, who were arrested in connection with a drug bust in the heights of Syndicate worth $750, 000 at the weekend, have been granted bail.According to the police public relations officer, inspector John Carbon, on August 22 members of the Drug Squad, Task Force and the Special Service Unit conducted a drug eradication exercise in the heights of Syndicate.Mr Carbon reported further that as a result of this eradication exercise, 4940 marijuana (cannabis) trees were discovered and destroyed as well as one 410 shotgun which was seized. Four men; Dian Scotland, Erickson Madir, Andy Ettienne and Kalan Ettienne all of Campbell, were arrested and charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply 681 grams of cannabis, cultivation of cannabis and possession of firearm. Three of them; Dian Scotland, Erickson Madir and Andy Etienne appeared before magistrate Bernard Pacquette on Monday, 26th August for arraignment and all pleaded not guilty. Kalan Ettienne is reportedly at the Princess Margaret Hospital nursing injuries.Information revealed in court indicates that the street value of the drugs destroyed was $750, 000.00.Andy Ettienne and Erickson Madir were granted $150, 000 bail each with Ian Andrew of Campbell as their surety, while Dian Scotland is awaiting a suitable surety.As part of bail conditions, the men are to report twice weekly; Monday and Friday to Mahaut Police Station, surrender their passport, inform the police of change in address, and should not commit any other offence while on bail.Defense council Zena Dyer represented Andy Ettienne while Ronald Charles represented Dian Scotland and Erickson Madir. The trial has been scheduled for 9th December in Roseau.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Gov’t commits assistance to 9 social institutions

first_imgLocalNews Gov’t commits assistance to 9 social institutions by: Dominica Vibes News – December 16, 2016 Sharing is caring! 181 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)The Dominica government has committed financial support to nine social institutions which care for children, elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of society.This commitment was expressed by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Thursday 15 December 2016 following a meeting with nine representatives of social instutions at the Ministry of Finance conference room.The Prime Minister, along with Minister for Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs, Lady Catherine Daniel dialogued with the representatives on matters affecting them.Dominica Infirmary, Parents advocating for the inclusion of children with disabilities, House of Hope, Grotto, Mahaut Senior Citizens Home, Operation Youth Quake, Northern District Home for the Aged, CHANCES and Workshop for the Blind were the organizations present at Thursday’s meeting. Mr Skerrit says government is aware of the challenges associated with caring for the vulnerable groups and as such purpose of the meeting was “to hear from them, what are the challenges [that] they are experiencing, and how they believe the government can assist in addressing these challenges”.The Prime Minister, who informed that he is aware of some of the issues that these organizations are facing through direct interaction with them, said he found it “necessary to bring everybody around the table so we can have a group chat on the issues”.“I’m very pleased with the discussion; I think it has given all of us a better appreciation of the challenges, not only one institution, but each of us knowing of the different issues and the challenges,” Mr Skerrit stated.Having heard from the nine social institution representatives, government has committed to providing training for their employees and financial support to address existing infrastructural challenges. “I’ve asked the Ministry of Social Services to collaborate with the State College to produce a module that will provide care and training for those persons providing care to the vulnerable groups in society,” he said and added that the state will underwrite the cost of that training. The second decision taken is to provide direct financial support to addressing some of the challenges with the facilities.“So for example [Dominica] Infirmary has a major water problem, leakage of the pipes and so forth and they need to replace doors, frames, tiles, bathroom and so forth and we will underwrite that cost,” Mr Skerrit said.The Prime Minister informed that the Grotto Home for the Homeless needs about two hundred thousand dollars to complete its new home at Bellevue Rawle and the Operation Youth Quake needs some assistance with a farm and additional furniture. Government will also underwrite the cost to assist both of these institutions.“The third thing is the recurrent cost, because I know of the challenges that they have sometimes. While the government provides subvention, sometimes in many instances, the subvention is not sufficient and they have to be soliciting support from the private sector in society, but that support is not in a consistent manner,” Mr Skerrit explained.So the government’s intention is to minimize on those challenges that these social institutions are having.“We will not be able to eliminate it all because the state cannot do everything but certainly we will try our best to fill the gap and to address the challenges which they are experiencing,” he said.The intention is to make the pledged support available to these institutions within one week of Thursday’s meeting.Additionally, government has committed support to these instutions in having their respective facilities insured.“A brilliant idea came forward by one of the institutions saying why don’t we get together and approach an insurance company and go as a group so we can get some group discounts. So they will do so and we will support them with the funds required to have those buildings insured,” Mr Skerrit explained.last_img read more

Commonwealth Games Federation to take up Caster Semenya’s case

first_imgCommonwealth Games Federation (GGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has said that his organisation had written to the IAAF with the view to holding discussions with the governing body over their differences in sexual development (DSD) regulations. With the Court of Arbitration (CAS) backing the IAAF decision, Grevemberg says the CGF are determined to find out the potential implications so that his organisation can get a better understanding of the facts. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in favour of the IAAF in its landmark legal case against South African double Olympic champion Semenya earlier this month. With so much support coming Caster Semenya’s way after she lost her controversial case against the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations), the South African has another influential organisation determined to back her all the way. Semenya was the star in both the women’s 800m and 1 500m in Australia last year when Gold Coast hosted the event. The legal team of the 28-year-old has long argued that the testosterone in her body is naturally occurring the ban on her is unjust. In an exclusive interview with the website, Grevemberg said the CGF had an interest in the welfare of all athletes.center_img The South African set a Games record time of 4min 0.71sec in the 1 500m at the Games before setting a mark of 1:56.68 to win the 800m. Grevemberg added that the decision to write to the IAAF came after the CGF had received questions from members. The IAAF decision means Semenya and other affected athletes will have to take medication to reduce their testosterone if they want to continue running on the world stage at events between 400 metres and a mile. Grevemberg told insidethegames during the SportAccord Summit, which has just ended in the Gold Coast, that the CGF had written to the IAAF as Semenya holds Commonwealth records and want more details into what went into the testosterone decision.  He said the CGF wanted to further explore how this regulation change fits within its scope of responsibilities.For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

The Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt is on for the summer of 2020

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Kansas Wheat Festival may have been canceled as a whole, but the festival has always been a sum of many parts. The Medallion Hunt is still on!The Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt will begin in late June in its customary time. The winner will be getting $1,000 provided they have a Wheat Festival button ($100 if you don’t).Buttons are ready and available at the Chamber office, Bank of Commerce, Impact Bank, Panhandle Federal Credit Union, RCB Bank and Security State Bank. The buttons will need to be registered at the Chamber for the medallion hunt. Rules for the Medallion Hunt will be released in the coming weeks.Click to enlarge. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down World Traveler · 11 weeks ago I thought the Wheat Festival was cancelled. This is okay, but putting flags in the cemetery for Memorial Day isn’t? Report Reply 2 replies · active 10 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 10 weeks ago I’m not a part of any of the decision making parties. I don’t even live in Wellington anymore. But I think the Avenue of Flags would be considered a pretty high-risk event seeing as all the flags are centralized in one location and historically crowds have gathered in the cemetery on Memorial Day to pay respect to those they’ve lost. It’s a shame that the event couldn’t continue this year as it has in years past, but I feel like it would have been more tragic if others became infected and seriously ill as a result. It seems to me as if the Medallion Hunt was allowed to continue as it’s an activity that can be done alone, and at a safe distance from others. I’m not stating that the medallion hunt is more important than the Avenue of Flags, I’m just pointing out that the nature of these events is different. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down World Traveler · 10 weeks ago More people are killed in car accidents than die from COVID-19, but that doesn’t stop us from getting in our cars and driving on the highway. More people are killed by drunk drivers, but liquor stores stayed open as “essential businesses”. Enough with the excuses and spins. At some point people have to get out of their homes and start living their lives again. It’s time to put an end to this lunacy. Report Reply -2 Vote up Vote down notlla · 10 weeks ago That`s what happens ,when the Governor ,let`s each county makeup, there own guidelines . Report Reply 0 replies · active 10 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img

Health Care: EMR Adoption Climbing and Expected to be Strong over the next Five Years

first_imgThe deadline for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has many scrambling to adopt EMR systems before that deadline in order to qualify for the funding.  Incentive funding via HITECH to hospitals and physicians to adopt Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) will stop in 2014.  A pot of $19 billion of incentives is currently acting as a strong driver to encourage EMR adoption.  But many believe that once the number of EMR systems rolled out spikes in adoption rates in 2013, without further incentives, the market is likely to stagnate after that.A report by Frost and Sullivan on the EMR market notes that “Providers of hospital IT infrastructure are showing great urgency in rolling out solutions, especially due to the rudimentary levels of the current IT infrastructure, and given the short implementation deadlines (roughly 2011 to 2015) set by the government.”But just because HITECH incentives will be phased out may not necessarily mean that the market will stagnate.  A report by Toronto-based Millennium Research Group (MRG) expects there to be strong growth in the area of EMR implementations past 2012 through 2016.  The group estimates that EMR software will grow annually at a rate faster than 12 percent.  By 2016, EMR market revenues are expected to top $8.3 billion.  MRG thinks that despite the loss of incentive funding, new rules by Medicare which mandates electronic records will continue to prop up demand for the systems.SK&A, A Cegedim Company and a leading provider of healthcare information solutions and research, in a recent survey found that the EMR adoption rate already has exceeded 40 percent.  Adoptions rates were higher for physicians in large practices compared to those in smaller ones.  Sole-practitioner offices had reached a 30 percent adoption rate while 75 percent of offices with 26 or more physicians are now using EMRs.  Offices with only a single examination room had achieved 28 percent adoption, while offices with more than eleven examination rooms had a 64 percent adoption.  Similarly offices seeing just 50 patients on a daily basis had 36 percent adoption, while those offices seeing more than 100 patients per day have 66 percent adoption.Some of the largest vendors of EMR systems include Allscripts, Meditech, Epic Systems, Cerner, McKesson, Siemens Healthcare, GE Healthcare, eClinicalWorks, NextGen Healthcare and Sage.last_img read more

Citizen Data Scientists: Vendors Introduce Automation and Self Service Tools to Fill Skills Gap

first_imgA lack of skilled talent in areas like big data and analytics means that increasingly people with different background sets are stepping up to take on applying data to business problems.  Gartner calls these people who aren’t formally trained in statistics and analytics as ‘citizen data scientists‘.Gartner predicts that by 2019 there will be more citizen data scientists working for businesses than formally trained data scientists.Vendors are also well aware of the skills gap and are developing tools and applications that are more fully automated and self service.  Gartner predicts that by 2020 40 percent of all analytics tools will be fully automated.Alexander Linden, research vice president at Gartner, said that “making data science products easier for citizen data scientists to use will increase vendors’ reach across the enterprise as well as help overcome the skills gap. The key to simplicity is the automation of tasks that are repetitive, manual intensive and don’t require deep data science expertise.”Joao Tapadinhas, research director at Gartner, said that “most organisations don’t have enough data scientists consistently available throughout the business, but they do have plenty of skilled information analysts that could become citizen data scientists.”But there are some concerns with recruiting staff to work on data science problems that haven’t been properly trained.  Possible issues include:Weak background in data analyticsIntroduce more risks involving data compliance, security and privacyData interpretation may not align with business goalslast_img read more

YouTube Launches Music Chart (Feat. Rebecca Black in the Top 10)

first_imgToday YouTube launched a new music video chart, called the YouTube 100. It’s a popularity index that measures “song traffic” for official music videos and user-uploaded videos. YouTube 100 has similarities to other online music charts, such as Ultimate Chart, MTV’s Music Meter and We Are Hunted. However there are two main differences between the YouTube 100 and other online music charts. Firstly, the presence of user-generated and viral music, such as the (in)famous Rebecca Black. Secondly, YouTube’s chart is focused on videos – whereas the others are focused on the music, with the videos (if offered) being supplementary. Perhaps the second is not much of a distinction in the end, because one of the main use cases for YouTube is to listen to music. The presence of 8 music videos in the top 10 YouTube videos of all time is proof enough of that. Let’s check out the new YouTube 100 and see what other trends we can glean. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… richard macmanus Tags:#music#web#YouTube Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… The content in YouTube’s music top 10 is somewhat similar to that of Ultimate Chart – and Billboard for that matter. 4 of the top 5 on YouTube are also in the Ultimate Chart’s top 10. That’s almost certainly due to the mainstream popularity of those 4 artists: Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Chris Brown and Bruno Mars. In other words, that music would be at or near the top of any pop music chart.I like the breakdown of the YouTube 100 homepage into different genres, including ones not traditionally seen in music charts: New Age, Stage & Screen, Comedy/Spoken (that one is not actually music, but whatever). Also the events listing, powered by Songkick, is a nice touch.YouTube is planning to archive the charts “for future exploration of original recordings, music memes, and pop hits.”While any top 10 music list featuring Rebecca Black (who is currently #8) is of questionable legitimacy, at least in terms of hipness, YouTube 100 is nevertheless a handy addition to the online music ecosystem.last_img read more