Former Employee of NSWMA Arrested for Fraud

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedFormer Employee of NSWMA Arrested for Fraud By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter RelatedFormer Employee of NSWMA Arrested for Fraud FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A former employee of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has been arrested for fraud by the police. In a statement on the preliminary results of a forensic audit carried out on the NSWMA, in the House of Representatives, on June 6, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon Noel Arscott, said the crime involves money totalling more than $160 million. The Financial Investigative Division was asked to carry out a forensic audit of the operations of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, and a report was submitted and forwarded to the police. “As a result, there has been an arrest of a person for offences under the Corruption Prevention and Proceeds of Crime Act, concerning illicit transactions exceeding $160 million, prior to January 2012,” Mr. Arscott noted. “I must respect the rights to due process of the person arrested and therefore can offer no more details or information on this matter at this time,” he added. The audit follows a mysterious fire which occurred at the NSWMA’s Half-Way Tree Road head office, in December, during which numerous documents were destroyed. RelatedFormer Employee of NSWMA Arrested for Fraud Former Employee of NSWMA Arrested for Fraud National SecurityJune 7, 2012last_img read more

Harrington tied for Czech Masters lead

first_imgVYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic – Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington and Andrea Pavan shot flawless 7-under 65s on Saturday to share the lead after the third round of the Czech Masters. Harrington and Pavan each had seven birdies to finish with a 17-under total of 199 at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague. Irish veteran Harrington, who won the British Open in 2007 and 2008 and the U.S. PGA Championship in 2008, is chasing his first European Tour win since the 2016 Portugal Masters. Full-field scores from the D+D Real Czech Masters Italian golfer Pavan is seeking a first victory. Second-round leader Gavin Green of Malaysia is three strokes behind after carding a 70. Scotland’s Scott Jamieson is fourth, another stroke back, after a round of 68 that included an eagle on the first hole. Ryder Cup hopefuls Thomas Pieters (71) and Eddie Pepperell (68) are tied for eighth, six shots off the lead.last_img read more

Real Madrid struggle to find solution to Odegaard equation

first_img At the moment, it is expected that the Norwegian will take part in pre-season preparations with the first team, ahead of a loan move to a European club yet to be determined. 09/07/2016 at 21:22 Real Madrid signed the player in January 2015, for 2.8 million euros from Stromsgodset.  CEST The 17-year-old Norwegian midfielder, who arrived at the club with the tag of being a future superstar, has seen his star wane in the last few years and the club is looking for a team to take the youngster. Therefore, the future of Odegaard seems to be in the German Bundesliga, as it is the league which most interests the player and his father.center_img After 18 months with the second string Castilla, he has failed to adapt and has not shown a sufficient evolution in his game to make the leap to the first team. Sport EN The case of Martin Odegaard has become a real headache for those responsible of the sporting structure of Real Madrid. ‘Los Blancos’ are actively searching for a solution to the player’s situation. The ideal outcome would be to loan him to a mid-table Liga club. However, the salary of the youngster makes this a very difficult, and unlikely, option.last_img read more

Looking Back – Christy O’Connor Junior

first_imgRalph O’Gorman remembers…. As part of our tribute to Christy O’Connor Junior who passed away last week, Galway Bay Fm Sport replayed our Looking Back segment that remembered his legendary Ryder Cup win over Fred Couples at The Belfry in 1989. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Africa ‘can achieve its goals’

first_img15 June 2015The African Union (AU) believes it can achieve its Agenda 2063 goal of a prosperous and technologically advanced continent at peace with itself if leaders speed up the process of integration and adopt the continental Free Trade Area proposals.This comes as the 25th Ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State Summit opened in Johannesburg last night, with pledges to do more to promote unity on the continent, accelerate the implementation of the first years of the Agenda 2063 blueprint, fight terrorist groups like Boko Haram, address the African migrants crisis and fight diseases like Ebola.The summit is taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 7 to 15 June. Its theme is “Year of women empowerment and development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”, and it is dedicated to focusing on the continent’s women.Although the official opening ceremony started several hours late, when it eventually began, around 4pm, leaders wasted no time and spelled out their plans for a continent challenged by poverty, disease and under development. First to speak was President Jacob Zuma, who called on fellow leaders to address the scourge of conflicts which had escalated to terrorism.“We believe it remains important to ensure that the necessary preventative measures are established. We also need new ways in which we, as Africa and not our partners, manage our conflict situations,” Zuma said. The summit provided the AU with the specific opportunity to express its resolve on the challenges and opportunities Africa was experiencing, and to affirm “our strong political will to rid ourselves of these challenges”.This year marked 15 years since the adoption of the Constitutive Act of the African Union.“The Act, amongst others, also acknowledges our impediments to the continent’s socio-economic development. Since the adoption of the Constitutive Act, Africa has taken its destiny, specifically its socio-economic development and integration, in its own hands.“Africa is thus on a new path of development and growth that will enable it to take its rightful place in global affairs,” Zuma said.Agenda 2063He congratulated the African Union Commission on the work done since 2013 to develop and finalise Agenda 2063. Agenda 2063 has been central to messages coming out of summit delegates since the beginning of meetings early this week.Agenda 2063 is a blueprint dealing with how the continent should learn from the lessons of the past and take advantages of the opportunities available in the short, medium and long term to achieve a prosperous Africa by 2063, a year that will mark 100 years of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor of the AU.The expectations from the people of Africa were high, Zuma said, and the AU could not fail in the implementation of Agenda 2063 for the continent to redefine, lead and fund its own development and future.“To realise our vision, we continue to support attempts to establish sustainable and predictable sources of funding for the African Union that will ensure less reliance on development partners for the implementation of our African projects and programmes,” he said.The issue of alternative sources of funding for the AU has been at the top of the agenda of AU summits since Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma took over as the chairperson of the AUC. The fact that 70% of the union’s budget comes from donors does not sit well with her and she pledged to use her time in Addis Ababa, the headquarters of the AU, to mobilise leaders towards exploring alternatives sources of funding for the continent.Membership fees by member states have also been reviewed. In opening the summit yesterday, Dlamini-Zuma said funding was of paramount importance to the work of the summit but that money should not come only from development partners.EbolaDlamini-Zuma also reported that Liberia had been declared Ebola free for the last 78 days. The deadly disease had claimed thousands of lives since its outbreak in 2014.In the other two affected countries – Sierra Leone and Guinea – numbers of infected people had fallen significantly. But Dlamini-Zuma cautioned that the continent should not get complacent.“We must stay the course until the other two countries are also declared Ebola-free. The lesson from the Ebola Virus Disease is that with African solidarity and resolve, we can find our own solutions to our challenges,” she said.The disease also exposed the weaknesses of the continent’s health systems, especially public health.“As we move towards recovery, we must train more health workers, and build and strengthen our health systems and infrastructure.”Migration crisisDlamini-Zuma said that if African countries invested heavily in education and skill with an emphasis on science, engineering, technology and maths, Africans would stop undertaking the perilous journeys across the Sahel and the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, as seen in recent years.“When we undertake this skills revolution, extremists, armed groups and terrorists will find it difficult if not impossible to recruit our young women and men. Instead, our youth will have the skills to generate electricity, including renewables,” she said.Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is the present chairperson of the AU, called on leaders to do more as the union worked to become more effective.“We must reduce the number of decisions we take at our summit and instead we must prioritise action plans and ensure the decisions we take are implemented,” Mugabe said.He paid tribute to the women of the continent, describing them as a “special breed” before he called on countries to tap on the continent’s natural resources by industrialising so that beneficiation could be possible.“As we celebrate that Africa has 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies, this growth must be sustained,” he said. The summit ends today with a reading of the declaration and adoption of decisions.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

10 Skills Every Leader Should Develop In 2013

first_imgLast year, I took a break from my traditional predictions post. And to be honest, I missed it. Not that I was really good at predicting the future or anything . . . but I enjoyed spending time thinking about what the future of work might look like. So I wanted to do that exercise again. What does 2013 have in store for us? But instead of talking about possible future events, I thought it might be fun to share the skills we as leaders will need in order to deal with them. Regardless of your role and responsibilities, the more you develop these skills, the better equipped you are for anything the business world might throw your way. Arithmetic – Politics aside, President Bill Clinton delivered the line that caught our attention “It’s arithmetic.” Math has become cool again thanks to movies like “Moneyball”, television shows such as “Big Bang Theory” and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog. So get out the calculator and talk some numbers. Business and Accounting – I enjoy reading the comics and the sports page too but having a handle on what’s happening in the business world is essential. And that means not only knowing that the iconic Twinkie is leaving us but why Hostess Brands filed bankruptcy in the first place. Curation – There is so much information available to us, being able to find the right data at the right moment is crucial. We can’t use last year’s reports anymore – the data is obsolete. Knowing how to locate accurate and timely information is critical to our success. Decision-Making – Consensus building is an art. And it’s not the answer for every type of decision. Knowing when to make decisions independently and when to involve others is important. It’s equally important to realize when a decision must be made and when to wait a few days or weeks. Networking – To survive in business, a person must have a network. Leaders should constantly build relationships. You never know who might be able to open a door or share knowledge. Never, ever pass up the opportunity to meet people. Problem-Solving – Business is all about fixing problems. Whether it’s designing a new product to make consumers happy, creating a new process to make employees’ lives easier, or solving a challenge you’ve personally been facing. Learning a system for identifying, analyzing and solving problems will improve both your personal and professional life. Public Speaking – You don’t have to be a keynote speaker or facilitate a full-day workshop. But do get comfortable with standing up in front of a crowd and talking. At minimum, be able to articulate who you are and what you do for a living. Recreation – Adopt a work hard/play hard attitude. Be the best business leader you can be. Then find the time and the activity to keep you grounded. For example, I enjoy making jewelry and Fantasy Football. It doesn’t matter what the activity is…but find some way to keep a sense of balance. Self-Management – Know yourself. Know how to manage yourself. Be confident and comfortable identifying when you’re stressed or struggling. Recognize what energizes you. And what drains your energy. The more leaders understand about themselves, the better they will manage their own behaviors. Writing – This last one might sound silly…but know grammar basics. More importantly, refine your writing style. Try different approaches of explaining your logic. Practice composing succinct thoughts.  I realize this is a pretty big list but what do you think? If you could tell a group of leaders the skills they should focus their energy on…what would you include?last_img read more

Decho To Offer API Access to All Your Life’s Data

first_imgTags:#Mashups#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… When it comes to storing personal digital data in the cloud and serving it up in interesting ways – we’re in the very early days of a brand new paradigm. Today popular online storage company Mozy announced that it has been merged by the company that acquired it with another acquisition called Pi (Personal Information) – into a new forthcoming service called Decho (your digital echo). Pi was founded by Paul Maritz, who is now the CEO of virtualization powerhouse VMWare. What do you get when you bring these kinds of stars together into one service? Only a few clues are available so far, but we’re excited to see what Decho becomes.Much as we love it, watching feeds of data stream past our eyeballs as we and our friends take different actions online (ala FriendFeed) is likely not the ultimate web application for personal aggregate data. There’s a whole lot more to come and Decho looks like it’s aiming to be a foundational part of that future.Pi Looks CoolThe storage side of this arrangement, Mozy, is interesting because the company has almost one million customers and has been innovating in its marketing and services for some time. Much more interesting, though, is Maritz’s stealthy former company Pi. Now a part of the new company Decho, Pi’s web site contains little more than a tasty description of an unlaunched data-centered personal information service. The site says Pi intends to build on the metaphors of search, subscription, aggregation and publishing for both manual and automatic consumption. See this paragraph, for example:“One of the failings of today’s tools is that it is hard to get back the complete context of a task. Think of being in a meeting and all the items of information that are relevant: presentations, a list of attendees, private notes by you, notes you wish to share, notes by others, action items. Today it is surprisingly cumbersome to capture all this information in a way that is easy to get back to, and if needs be share with others.At Pi we intend to solve this problem.”API Level InnovationNot much is known about what services Decho will create when Mozy and Pi are brought together, but the following slide from the PR deck sure looks interesting.Though vague, that looks pretty hot to us. It looks like a turnkey point of entry for a whole world of innovation built on top of our aggregated personal data. Presumably the security emphasis found on the Pi site and in online storage service Mozy will carry though here, so Decho will allow for data owners to have complete control over access.We don’t know for sure what to expect, but we’ll be watching Decho and the surrounding ecosystem of services closely in coming months. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Hurricane Dorian to Cost Retailers $1.5B; Threatens Back to School Sales

first_imgRetailers in the southeast can expect Hurricane Dorian to threaten the typical boosts they see from shoppers on the tails of Labor Day weekend and the back to school season.Instead, that spending will go to grocery store chains and home improvement centers like Lowe’s and Home Depot as consumers stock up on necessities. Mass merchants like Target and Walmart will also see a boost, especially because consumers might turn to their recently rolled out same-day or next-day delivery services to purchase goods.“Home centers are going to be on the front end of that surge of sales and groceries as well. But when you start talking about department stores, specialty apparel, and basically non-need items, that business goes away,” said Paul Walsh, director of consumer weather strategy at IBM. “That business moves to the other channels, so there’s a big disparity in terms of who gets the business.”- Sponsor – Consumer spending is expected to decline as much as $1.5 billion, according to data analytics firm Planalytics. That factors in the… CNBC News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

iPhone 6c reportedly leaked in images

first_imgIt might seem too early for the next iPhone rumourbut we have quite a substantial image-leak for the next iteration of theiPhone 5C. If the images are to be believed what we are seeing here looks like therear housing of iPhone 6C. With the bright coloured back it very well qualifiesas the successor to the iPhone 5C which was introduced in 2013.The phone is rumoured to be launched by the end ofthis year and should be released alongside the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.Other than the images, previous leaks suggest that the phone will feature thesame 4-inch screen that the previous iPhone 5C sported.The iPhone 6C might be powered by the A8 chipset,the same chipset that powers iPhone 6 whereas the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus mightget the newer A9 SoC. In the images iPhone 5c and the purported iPhone 6c lookpretty similar but the new version shows room for a dual-LED flash and adistinctive dual-speaker grill.That said, these images cannot be taken tooseriously as these are just initial leaks that can only be substantialised byfurther leaks on similar lines. The phone will be cheaper than the all-metaliPhone 6 but the consumer will have to compromise with the extremely plastickyrear panel.Source: GSMArenalast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal midfielder Joe Willock delighted with FA Cup brace

first_imgArsenal midfielder Joe Willock delighted with FA Cup braceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Joe Willock was delighted with his brace in their FA Cup win at Blackpool.Willock was full of pride at the final whistle.He said, “We showed that we could deal with every aspect they brought to us. Our quality came through in the end.”It’s unbelievable and a dream come true. I always watched this cup as a young kid and to score in it today and help us go to the next round, it’s unbelievable.”I’m just working hard in training, listening to the boss, every day he’s giving me advice. I’m trying to make a big impact whenever I play – that’s my main objective.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more