JDF Veteran Named MOCA Interim Director General

first_imgRelatedCrime Stop is Safe; No Compromise to its Network RelatedDouble Digit Reduction in Major Crimes JDF Veteran Named MOCA Interim Director GeneralJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting (left), converses with Colonel Desmond Edwards of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), who will oversee and coordinate the merger of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption (MOCA) Task Force and the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Occasion was a press conference at the Police Officers’ Club in St. Andrew on Monday, August 4, to announce the merger. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedMinister Bunting Responds to Amnesty International Story HighlightsColonel Desmond Theodore Edwards JP,MSc,MA,nsp is Colonel General Staff and is responsible for Force policy on operations, training, intelligence, communications, information systems, civil/military relations and publications.Colonel Edwards, a graduate of Clarendon College, joined the Jamaica Defence Force in October 1984 and was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant in June 1986 after completing his initial officer training at the Indian Military Academy in Dehra-Dun, India.Colonel Edwards has been involved in research surrounding transnational threat entities affecting Jamaica and the wider region, and was instrumental in the drafting the National Strategy to counter transnational crime, which was commissioned by the Ministry of National Security in 2002. JDF Veteran Named MOCA Interim Director General National SecurityAugust 4, 2014Written by: Ministry of National Security, Communications & Public Affairs Colonel Desmond Theodore Edwards JP,MSc,MA,nsp is Colonel General Staff and is responsible for Force policy on operations, training, intelligence, communications, information systems, civil/military relations and publications.Colonel Edwards, a graduate of Clarendon College, joined the Jamaica Defence Force in October 1984 and was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant in June 1986 after completing his initial officer training at the Indian Military Academy in Dehra-Dun, India.During his military service Colonel Edwards held appointments of Infantry Platoon Commander, Battalion Intelligence Officer, Support Platoon Commander, Training Officer (JDF Training Depot now Military Training Wing), Infantry Company Second in Command, and Infantry Company Commander. His most recent appointment was Commanding Officer Support and Services Battalion. He also served for over fifteen years (1993 to 2008) in the HQ JDF Intelligence Unit, where he has held various appointments, including Desk Officer, Unit Second in Command and Commanding Officer.Colonel Edwards is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Advance Course at Fort Benning Georgia USA, Defence Intelligence and Security School at Ashford in Kent, UK; and the International Security Management Course at the Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield University), Shrivenham, UK. He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College in Toronto Canada, where he successfully completed the inaugural National Security Programme.He holds a Certificate in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Science Degree in Corporate Security Management from Cranfield University, and a Master of Art Degree in Defence and Security Management and Policy from the Royal Military College of CanadaColonel Edwards has been involved in research surrounding transnational threat entities affecting Jamaica and the wider region, and was instrumental in the drafting the National Strategy to counter transnational crime, which was commissioned by the Ministry of National Security in 2002.Colonel Edwards was instrumental in the establishment of the Counter Narcotics and Major Crimes Task Force (Operation Kingfish) and was the Chief of Staff of the Task Force from its inception in October 2004 until September 2006. Colonel Edwards teaches part-time on the MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies at the University of the West Indies where he lectures on ‘Security Concepts and Models’ and contemporary security issues. Colonel Edwards was awarded the medal of honour for meritorious service in 2002. His interests and hobbies are scuba diving, photography and sailing.last_img read more

DT, Vodafone pitch for Germany 5G supremacy

first_img Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Vodafone Germany provided bullish updates on the progress of their respective 5G rollouts, promoting dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) and detailing plans for what they claim to be superior coverage.In a statement, Deutsche Telekom said it was launching “Germany’s largest 5G initiative”, which targets covering more than half of the country’s population with the new network technology by the end of 2020.The company noted it was making high-speed services available in cities, while providing access in rural areas with a range of frequencies and technologies including DSS.Meanwhile, in its own statement, Vodafone claimed to be the first operator in the market to use DSS in the 700MHz band to offer 5G and 4G services, covering 10 million people.The operator said combination of the technology and band provided connectivity over a wider area and improved propagation into buildings compared with current network services and those using other frequencies.It also noted using this band would mean “no threat of an antenna forest”: it began deploying DSS for 5G today (23 April).The latest updates come six months after the operators, alongside Telefonica Deutschland, unveiled a rural coverage pact to speed-up and reduce the cost of providing 5G across the country. It also helps to meet strict coverage targets imposed as part of the terms of Germany’s maligned spectrum sale.Other playersIn its latest update on 5G, issued in March, Telefonica said it was expanding the network in the country’s five largest cities as part of a multi-billion euro investment programme.By the end of 2022 it expects to cover the 30 largest urban areas, in addition to rural initiatives.1&1 Drillisch, Germany’s other licensed 5G operator, last month reported construction of its network was being delayed by restrictions brought about by measures to contain Covid-19 (coronavirus). It, however has a deal in place with Telefonica’s unit to lease infrastructure in the meantime. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 APR 2020 5GDeutsche TelecomGermanyTelefonica DeutschlandVodafone Germany Previous ArticleMagic Leap cuts jobs in response to pandemicNext ArticleSwitzerland plans 5G emissions monitoring Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditocenter_img Related Home DT, Vodafone pitch for Germany 5G supremacy Tags Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonalast_img read more

Attention turning to what new Cockhill Bridge should be called

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter By News Highland – March 23, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img There are calls for a public consultation on what the new bridge at Cockhill in Buncrana should be called.The bridge opened to two way traffic last evening, with work also underway on surrounding roads to bring the project to completion.Attention is now turning to what the new bridge should be called.Cllr Jack Murray is Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District. He says a comprehensive community consultation is required:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/jackcgghgfbridge.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Attention turning to what new Cockhill Bridge should be called WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal to receive 10% of new Rural Social Scheme placesNext articleDerry’s Hale Brothers on the mark for Republic U21’s News Highland Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Restaurant Offers Free Pizzas in Exchange for Groups Giving Up Their Phones During a Meal

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA California restaurant is hoping to bring friends and family members together by asking them to lock away their cell phones in exchange for a free pizza.The Curry Pizza Company is offering the “Talk to Each Other Discount” to every group of four people or more.The Fresno pizzeria says that they are abstaining from giving the discount to smaller groups because visitors tend to look at their phones less when they are with fewer people. LOOK: Young Man Invites Solitary Senior to Eat With Him and Discovers She is a Widow On a Special AnniversaryEach member of a group must relinquish their cell phone and allow it to be stashed in a storage area for the duration of their visit in order to receive the discount. After they are finished with their meal, patrons can either receive a free large pizza to take home with them or they can claim their pie during their next visit.Since the pizzeria also gives away free meals to the homeless every week, visitors can opt to donate their free pie to the hungry.“Our goal is to get families/friends to stop using their phones while eating and talk to each other and communicate more,” the restaurant wrote in a Facebook post. “If you like, you may receive a free large (per group) on your next visit (must be at least 24 hours) or you can donate your free large pizza to the needy.”MORE: Taco Bell Cashier Has Written Hundreds of Kind Messages on Customer Receipts to Brighten Their DaysVarinder Malhi, who is the co-owner of the restaurant, told Fox News that he got the idea for the discount after he stopped using his own cell phone at home as a means of being a good role model to his kids.Since launching the discount program last month, Malhi says that they have given away between 40 to 50 pizzas – and he hopes that more patrons will take them up on the discount in the future.(WATCH the promo video below)Pie It Forward By Sharing The Good Idea With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Third Annual “Shoot For The Stars” Summer Basketball Camp

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Enrollment is limited and advanced registration is recommended.  A free camp basketball will be given to those who register before June 1. Youngsters may register at the door between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on the first day of camp provided the camp limit is not filled. For more information call (850) 474-3319. The basketball camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15. The players will be learning the game from the UWF coaching staff and players.Cost of the camp:$175    If attending one session$325    If attending both sessions$150    Camp fee for each additional sibling per weekCost of the camp is $175 for each session individually.  Lunch and drinks will be provided each day and each camper will receive a camp jersey as well as individual instruction, team competition, and daily league games. Camp highlights include a free camp jersey, individual instruction, team competition, contests, and daily league games.Each day begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m.*** CAMP HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE ****  Free Camp Jersey*  Individual Workout Program*  Individual Instruction*  Camp Certificate*  Team Competition*  Student – Athlete Program*  Emphasis on Fundamentals*  Air Conditioned Facilities*  Daily Contests*  Teaching groups, teams, and contests are determined by age, size, and skill PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF men’s basketball head coach Jeff Burkhamer will host the annual “Shoot for the Stars” basketball camp this summer. The camp has expanded to two sessions: June 4 – 7 & July 30 – August 2.  Both sessions will take place at the UWF Field House. FREE BASKETBALL FOR ANYONE ENROLLING BEFORE JUNE 1last_img read more

Soeda defends national tennis title

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Top seed Go Soeda beat Yuichi Sugita 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) to successfully defend his singles title at the national championships on Sunday.Soeda moved into a 3-0 lead to take control of the first set at Ariake Tennis Forest Park and although fourth-seeded Sugita made a fist of it in the second, Soeda’s penetrating groundstrokes proved the difference as he went on to claim victory.center_img “I stayed strong until the end and that brought me victory,” said Soeda. “I was a better fighter in the final.” last_img read more