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OCR Clarifies Management of Toll Free Child Abuse Reporting Number ‘1-888-PROTECT’

first_imgAdvertisements OCR Clarifies Management of Toll Free Child Abuse Reporting Number ‘1-888-PROTECT’ CultureMay 19, 2015Written by: Office of the Children’s Registry Photo: JIS PhotographerRegistrar, Office of the Children’s Registry, Greig Smith. (FILE) OCR Clarifies Management of Toll Free Child Abuse Reporting Number ‘1-888-PROTECT’JIS 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 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedNYS and Edna Manley Partner to Raise Awareness About Persons With Disabilities RelatedEight Vie For Miss St. James Festival Queen Titlecenter_img Story HighlightsThe toll free number 1-888-PROTECT which is used for the reporting of known or suspected child abuse cases is effectively managed by the OCR.The OCR also wishes to advise that our call centre is open to receive reports, Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 11pm.Persons wish to make reports during the hours when the OCR is inaccessible due to closure are encouraged to contact the Police by calling 119 or calling or visiting the nearest Police station. Registrar at the OCR, Mr. Greig Smith notes with concern, misconceptions that have been circulating in the media in recent days about the management of the agency’s toll free number as well as opening hours.Mr. Smith says “I wish to reiterate that our offices are open to receive calls from 7am to 11pm on weekdays and to accommodate walk-ins, Mondays to Thursdays, 8:30 am to 5pm and on Fridays, from 8:30am to 4pm. The OCR continues to operate for 16 hours per day on weekdays based on the recognized need to access our office in recent years. While consideration is being given to extending the opening hours of the agency due to added demand for our services, such action would also necessitate increasing the staff complement of the agency. The OCR has made submissions for additional staff and is awaiting approval from the relevant Ministries. In addition I wish to inform members of the public that we accept ‘please call me’ messages on 878-2882 and 822-7031. Once such a message is received an officer will call to take the report.”Persons wish to make reports during the hours when the OCR is inaccessible due to closure are encouraged to contact the Police by calling 119 or calling or visiting the nearest Police station.Members of the public are also being reminded that all reports of known or suspected missing of abused children made to the Registry are kept confidential and you do not have to give your name when making a report. Kingston-12, Carlton Crescent, Kingston 10. Manchester-Lot 19 Caledonia Mall, Mandeville, Manchester St. Ann-Lee Sin’s Tyre Centre, Shop 15 to 16, Windsor Road, St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann Westmoreland-Shop 10, Hendon Mall, Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland RelatedYouth Ambassadors Programme Strengthened The Office of the Children’s Registry, OCR, an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, wishes to advise the public that the toll free number 1-888-PROTECT which is used for the reporting of known or suspected child abuse cases is effectively managed by the agency. The OCR also wishes to advise that our call centre is open to receive reports, Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 11pm. In addition, the agency facilitates the collection of reports through six different avenues as follows:CALL: Toll free:1-888-PROTECT (1-888-776-8328)LIME: 908-2132/754-9133/822-7031 (cell)DIGICEL: 618-5888/878-2882 (cell)FLOW: 631-8933/631-8908FAX: 908-2579 EMAIL: [email protected]v.jmBB: Download the Child Abuse Reporting Systems (CARS) Blackberry ApplicationVISIT the OCR (addresses below)MAIL the OCR (addresses below)last_img read more

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Huawei claims US seeking more than 5G security

first_img Tags HuaweiNetworks Huawei argued market position rather than security concerns was underpinning US attacks on the company, as it responded to a UK government inquiry into 5G safety.The inquiry, being conducted by the House of Commons’ Defence Committee, comes as Huawei faces increased scrutiny in the UK following tightened US restrictions.US Republican Senator Tom Cotton told the inquiry Huawei was using its telecoms equipment to drive a “hi-tech wedge” between the countries, while warning using the vendor’s kit in UK networks could help the Chinese government hack into military operations.Cotton added the US could team with the UK and other allied nations to develop its own 5G technologies, stating they had the “capability and innovative entrepreneurial spirit” to develop technologies which “will far surpass in quality, performance and price, anything that China produces”.The Times reported last week the UK government was also exploring a similar approach to reduce its reliance on Chinese technology.No evidenceIn a statement responding to Cotton’s comments, Huawei’s UK VP Victor Zhang said the parliamentary committee was given no evidence to substantiate security allegations.“Today’s committee concentrated on America’s desire for a home-grown 5G company that can match or beat Huawei.”He added the company welcomes fair and open competition, “as it fosters innovation and drives down costs for everyone”.The UK government confirmed last month it was reviewing the impact of a US’ decision to restrict Huawei’s access to components produced overseas using domestic software and technology.Huawei was cleared in January by the UK government to provide a limited amount of 5G equipment in non-sensitive parts of networks, but the decision faced opposition from certain MPs. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Español FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Home Huawei claims US seeking more than 5G security Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 JUN 2020 center_img Kavit Majithia Previous ArticleIntelligence Brief: How promising is 5G in Taiwan?Next ArticleTelefonica et al launch Covid recovery programme Author Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Relatedlast_img read more

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Northeast Johnson County conservatives launch new group to get involved in local, state issues

first_imgFormer Dist. 21 candidate Neil Melton spearheaded the effort to form the new NE Johnson County Conservatives group.Citing the presence of similar groups everywhere in Johnson County except this area, a group of northeast Johnson County conservatives have formed a new organization they say will be a place to share ideas and lobby for initiatives at both the local and state level.Neil Melton, the challenger for the Dist. 21 House seat who fell to Rep. Barbara Bollier 41-59 in the 2014 Republican primary, spearheaded the effort and is serving as NE Johnson County Conservative’s first chair. He said that he wanted to create a forum for conservatives to get together and organize without requiring them to drive to south Johnson County or Olathe to be involved in a conservative group.“We know that this is a more moderate area [than much of Johnson County],” he said. “It’s a purple area. And some parts of it are pretty blue. But the idea is that for conservatives who live here, they can get involved here rather than out in Olathe or somewhere else.”The group started with a handful of members a few months ago, but has grown to have 15 to 20 attendees at its monthly meetings, which have been held the first Tuesday of the month at the Cedar Roe Library. Melton helped NE Johnson County Conservatives launch a website and Facebook page this week.John Anderson, a frequent attendee at Prairie Village City Council meetings who is retired after finishing his career working on downtown Kansas City revitalization developments, serves on the new group’s board, and said the group isn’t shy about its conservative ideology.“We’re not trying to hide it,” Anderson said. “We’re a conservative group that wants to work on conservative issues.”Melton said the board is working to bring in prominent Republican officials to speak to the group, including Rep. Kevin Yoder and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. Additionally, they’re forming a Political Action Committee to allow them to raise funds to support candidates in both local and state elections.last_img read more

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Finance

first_imgAustralia: The Victoria state budget has allocated A$14m over two years to extend suburban electrification from St Albans to Sydenham and build a new station.The NSW budget has allocated A$1bn in extra funding for the railways over the next four years. There is A$320m for track maintenance, A$147m for signalling and A$122m for stock maintenance. A$3m will be spent on a turnback at Bondi Junction following the dropping of the Bondi Beach extension project once again.Brazil: Development bank BNDES is to lend up to 70% of the US$350m required to restore local passenger service on 11 routes, including those serving the cities of Natal, Fortaleza and João Pessoa. Private concessionaires would provide the remainder of the funding.France: Holding company SNCF Participations has reported a profit of Fr15m on turnover of Fr30·7bn for 2000, with Fr7·8bn of turnover contributed by the Keolis passenger business created through the merger of VIA GTI and Cariane. Parcels business Sernam made a loss of Fr700m on turnover of Fr3·7bn.Hungary: MAV is to negotiate settlement of the HF21bn debts it is owed by Yugoslav Railways.Netherlands: 40m guilders has been allocated for the modernisation of NedTrain’s Maastricht workshops.last_img read more

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London Underground depot construction contract awarded

first_imgUK: A joint venture of Morgan Sindall and BeMo Tunnelling has been awarded a £20m contract to design and build a workshop for London Underground’s Train Modification Unit.The facility at the Acton Works site in west London will undertake rolling stock refurbishment projects, starting with the Central Line fleet which is to be upgraded in 2019-22.The 18-month construction contract was awarded following a ‘mini-competition’ within London Underground’s Civils & Tunnelling Works framework. It covers the provision of a 160 m long building housing four tracks with inspection pits, an accommodation block with welfare and office facilities for 100 staff, and the installation of track including connections to the existing network. BakerHicks will work with the joint venture on the design.last_img read more

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CES, Kenai Fire Responded to Smoldering Power Pole in Soldotna

first_imgWitnesses reported there were small flames but the lines mostly appeared to smolder. HEA’s Joe Gallagher says it appears a fuse was blown on that power pole. So far there have been no reports of outages in Soldotna. Bookey: “We’re here to make sure that the pole doesn’t burn through, then lines fall down and we have to close the road.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services and the Kenai Fire Department responded a little after 3 pm to a report of a smoldering power pole at the intersection of the Kenai Spur Highway and Marydale Avenue.center_img CES Captain Terry Bookey says first responders made sure the scene was safe while Homer Electric Association crews arrived. We will continue to update this story when more information becomes available.last_img read more

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Cricket News England Players Agree For Pay Cut To Tackle Coronavirus Pandemic, International Tours Remain In Limbo

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic is causing havoc in the United Kingdom, with all professional cricket suspended till May 28 while football is also under total lockdown. The United Kingdom has seen over 38,000 cases until Friday with the death toll at over 3600. There is no clarity as to when sporting activities will resume and the country is pondering a lengthy lockdown in order to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. In view of the ongoing situation, the England centrally contracted cricketers, both men and women have agreed to forgo a portion of their salary for the next three months in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic. England’s men and women’s cricketers have agreed for a pay cut for the next three months.The men’s cricketers have agreed for a 20 percent pay cut with the players donating 500,000 GBP to the England and Wales Cricket Board while the women’s players have also agreed to take a pay cut for April, May and June in line with their coaches and support staff. According to a report in Cricbuzz, the players will decide which charities they will donate to by next week. In addition, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced that they will be putting a number of non-playing staff on furlough. This means that the government will pay 80 percent of their wages while the ECB will put in 20 percent so that the staff do not lose out on money in these tough times.According to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced in the United Kingdom on March 20, the government scheme will cover a worker who earns a maximum of GBP 2,500 per month. Speaking to Cricbuzz, England women’s skipper Heather Knight, who has volunteered to join the NHS to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, said, “All the players felt like it was the right response in the current climate to take a pay cut in line with what our support staff are taking. We know how the current situation is affecting the game and we want to help as much as we can.”International Tours In LimboThe coronavirus pandemic has put international tours in total limbo, with England’s series against the West Indies in June highly unlikely to go ahead. In addition, Australia’s tour to Bangladesh as part of the ICC World Test Championship also in June in doubt, with skipper Tim Paine admitting that the tour is highly unlikely to go ahead. New Zealand Cricket chief David White said the team’s tour to the West Indies, as well as to Ireland and Netherlands is also unlikely with the coronavirus pandemic wrecking havoc in Europe and in the USA.England women cricketers have agreed to forgo a part of their salary for April, May and June. (Image credit: Getty Images)Bangladesh, though, are not pondering about pay cuts to the players and the support staff. However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board are on shaky ground as they have not yet signed a deal with a new national team sponsor as well as a new broadcaster. The current deal expires on April 30. The suspension of the series against Pakistan and the cancellation of their games against Ireland has resulted in the Bangladesh Cricket Board not getting much revenue.Also Read | New Zealand Cricket Reverts To Four-Day Working Week, International Tours In DoubtSpeaking to Cricbuzz, BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury sounded optimistic. “We are in a much better position compared to some other boards that are going to lose huge revenue. It’s a situation that we cannot control. We have to wait until everything comes under control. There could be a schedule chaos which we cannot resolve. We have to get engaged with other stakeholders, including the ICC. We are not thinking on these lines (pay cuts) at the moment. We are confident that we don’t have to take such steps right now as we can survive for quite some time. And we hope by that time everything will return to normalcy. We are working out on how we can remain beside the cricketers and our other employees at this time of crisis,” Chowdhury said.last_img read more

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NCAA drops hammer on coach Jim Boeheim for Syracuse violations

first_imgIn this Dec. 6, 2014, file photo, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim yells to his players in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. John’s in Syracuse, N.Y. The NCAA has suspended Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim Friday, March 6, 2015, for nine games for academic, drug and gifts violations committed primarily by the men’s basketball program.(AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The NCAA denounced one of the country’s most decorated basketball programs Friday, suspending Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine league games next year and outlining a decade-long series of violations that included improper benefits, academic misconduct and drug-policy failures.The governing body, saying the school lost control of its athletic department, placed Syracuse on probation for five years for breaking with the “most fundamental core values of the NCAA.”The bulk of the violations concerned athletic department officials interfering with academics and making sure star players stayed eligible.The basketball team must vacate wins in which ineligible players participated. Those players competed during five seasons: 2004-2007 and 2010-2012.“The behavior in this case, which placed the desire to achieve success on the basketball court over academic integrity, demonstrated clearly misplaced institutional priorities,” the NCAA said.Boeheim, the second-winningest coach in Division I history with 966 victories, has coached at Syracuse for 39 years, having played at the school as well. The 70-year-old coach has been an assistant on the last two gold medalist U.S. Olympic teams.The punishment includes financial penalties and the reduction of three men’s basketball scholarships a year for four years. Recruiting restrictions will be enforced for two years. Boeheim’s suspension will sideline him for half the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.The four-year investigation also revealed violations by the football program, although most of them came in men’s basketball.In anticipation of the report, Syracuse chancellor Kent Syverud had announced a postseason ban for this year for the basketball team. The NCAA accepted the ban, meaning next year’s recruits won’t be affected.Syverud said the school does not agree with certain aspects of the ruling and is considering a possible challenge. Syverud said Boeheim may choose to appeal that part of the decision that affects him personally.“Should he decide to do so, we would support him in this step,” Syverud said in a statement.Boeheim was en route with the team to North Carolina and could not be immediately reached for comment.The NCAA said Boeheim did not promote an atmosphere of compliance and failed to monitor the activities of those who reported to him regarding academics and boosters.The NCAA said several violations involved students and staff. The report added that academic violations stemmed from the director of basketball operations, who was hand-picked by Boeheim to address academic matters.“The rule’s pretty clear,” said Britton Banowsky, chief hearing officer for the NCAA. “The head coach has a duty to monitor activities in his program. Jim Boeheim did dispute that he should be held accountable. There was controversy over that. It (the charge) was not effectively rebutted at all.”In 2012, former center Fab Melo was declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament days before it started. NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson said the university declared Melo ineligible. Melo also missed three Big East games during the season because of an academic issue.In the 2012-13 season, former forward James Southerland sat out six games for an academic issue related to a term paper but played in the NCAA Tournament and helped lead the Orange to the Final Four.In its decision, the committee specifically addressed academic integrity.“Improper institutional involvement and influence in a student’s academic work in order to gain or maintain eligibility is a violation of NCAA rules and a violation of the most fundamental core values of the NCAA and higher education,” the committee wrote.The committee also found that from 2001-09 the school did not follow its own written policies and procedures for students who tested positive for banned substances. NCAA rules require that if schools have a drug-testing policy, it must include substances on the banned list and the school must follow its policy. Syracuse had a written policy, but both Boeheim and athletic director Daryl Gross acknowledged they did not follow it.In addition to the one-year postseason ban for the men’s basketball team, the university announced it also had self-imposed other penalties, including elimination of one scholarship for men’s basketball for the 2015-2016 season, vacating 24 men’s basketball wins (15 in 2004-05 and nine in 2011-12), and vacating 11 football wins from 2004-07 under former coaches Paul Pasqualoni and Greg Robinson.The school must return to the NCAA all funds it has received through the former Big East Conference revenue sharing for its appearances in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.The 94-page NCAA report said a booster developed relationships with men’s basketball and football players and members of the men’s basketball staff. In some instances, the report said the basketball staff encouraged students to develop relationships with the booster, which resulted in rule violations.The investigation also found that the booster provided more than $8,000 in cash to three football and two men’s basketball students for volunteering at a local YMCA. Additionally, the booster gave money to basketball staff members for appearances or assistance at YMCA events, and those payments were not reported to the school as outside income or supplemental pay, as NCAA rules require.Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Usain Bolt leaves Australian side Central Coast Mariners

first_img CET 02/11/2018 The Martiners were the fourth team Bolt had trained with, following brief stints with Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Sundowns (South Africa) and Stromsgodset (Norway). World and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has left Austrilian side Central Coast Mariners “immediately” after his trial came to an end.  IN SPORT.ES The Mariners, who play in the Australian top flight, and Ricky Simms, Bolt’s agents, were in talks with a third party to exctend the deal but could not find a commercial solution.  efe Bolt said: “I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners owners, management, staff, players and fans for making me feel so welcome during my time there. I wish the club success for the season ahead.” “Despite several promising potential partners, both Bolt & the Central Coast Mariners have amicably concluded that they will not be able to settle on a suitable deal in a timely manner,” said a statement from the club.  Usain Bolt deja los Mariners Upd. at 13:03 last_img read more

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Double play comeback

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER ONE state-level baseballer is usually all you would find at most, in any one school. Gleneagles Secondary…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img