Keeping the roads safe and reporting dangerous drivers

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first_imgHave you ever narrowly avoided a traffic collision thanks to a dangerous maneuver by another driver? Watched someone driving in a way that puts other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in danger? Suspected you were following an impaired driver? Reporting violations gives an officer the tools to act on your report and is always more effective when accompanied with three required pieces of information.1.       License plate of the vehicle (partial plates can be useful when combined with 2 & 3)- Advertisement -2.       Description of the vehicle (make, color, model) and if possible, description of the driver3.       Where you’re located and the direction of travel“While the RCMP and the police department in general kind of drives the bus of safety in the community, we need everybody on board helping us,” says Cpl Jodi Shelkie, adding “We really need the eyes and the reports of people out there on the road.”Advertisement Traffic complaints should be reported to the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250 787 8100, but Shelkie reminds drivers to first safely pull over before using your cell phone.  “If you have dust on your dashboard, I always say to people, write the license plate number in the dust so that it’s always there and you won’t forget it because it’s always hard to remember something like that,” explains Shelkie.  In the case of a suspected impaired driver who is still behind the wheel, don’t waste time and imminently call 911 with a license plate, description of vehicle, location where it was seen and the vehicle’s direction of travel.last_img read more


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first_img8 May 2008Scientists and engineers from around the world met in Perth, Australia last month to launch the €22-million preparatory phase of the biggest project ever undertaken in radio astronomy, the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA).South Africa and Australia are the two countries shortlisted for hosting the massive radio telescope.The SKA will be 50 times more sensitive than any existing facility and will tackle some of the biggest questions in astronomy, including searching for earth-like planets and potential life, looking at the first objects in the universe, testing theories of gravity and examining the mystery of dark energy.PrepSKAThe SKA preparatory project, dubbed PrepSKA, will run through to 2011, pulling together international efforts from around the world to finalise a detailed, costed technical design and develop the governance and legal framework for the SKA.The PrepSKA programme will also conduct additional studies of the short-listed sites in Australia and South Africa that are being considered for the SKA.Funding will be provided by the European Union, which has committed €5.5-million, and the 12 participating countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.“Once PrepSKA is complete, there should be an agreed design for the largest array of radio antennas ever built, allowing interested countries to decide on their involvement with the final SKA project,” SKA South Africa said.Professor John Womersley of the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the co-ordinator of PrepSKA, said the SKA “has the potential to be one of the most exciting global endeavours in science, changing the way radio astronomy is done.“The PrepSKA project is a vital preparation stage that will allow the interested partners to bring together their different approaches and priorities and lay the groundwork for a world-class programme.”4 000 antennasConstruction of the SKA is due to start in 2013, subject to successful funding proposals, and to be conducted in phases over seven years. The telescope should start operating in 2015, once a significant portion of the array has been commissioned.The array will comprise approximately 4 000 antennas spread out over a total collecting area of a square kilometre. The antennas will be distributed in about 200 “stations” spread over approximately 3 000 kilometres.If South Africa wins the bid to host the SKA, the core of the telescope – consisting of approximately 3 000 antennas – will be located in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province, approximately 95km north-west of Carnarvon. The other antenna stations will be distributed throughout South Africa and a number of African countries.South Africa will play a leading role in much of the PrepSKA study, thanks to the knowledge and experience gained in the design and construction of the MeerKAT, an SKA prototype or “pathfinder telescope”.According to SKA South Africa, SA’s report on the MeerKAT project “was very well received” by the nearly 200 delegates at the SKA Forum in Perth in April. These included the international agencies that will fund the SKA, as well as astronomers, industrialists and government officials.South Africa’s MeerKAT projectWork on the design, development and construction of the MeerKAT, located at the site selected for the SKA, began in 2004 and is due for completion and commissioning by the end of 2012.The MeerKAT has been designed by South Africans “in collaboration with the best universities and institutes in the world, including Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Berkeley, Caltech, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Astron and others,” said SKA South Africa.The MeerKAT “is intended to be a world-leading centimetre-wave radio telescope for many years”, eventually comprising up to 80 12-metre antennas.A 15-metre prototype antenna has been built from composite materials at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory in Gauteng province.“This is the first large antenna in the world to be manufactured from composites,” said SKA South Africa. “Tests on this antenna have improved the design, and an optimized 12-metre antenna will be constructed for a seven-dish array to be constructed in the Karoo by the end of 2009.“The final phase will see the construction of the array of up to 80 dishes by 2012.”SKA South Africa is a project of the Department of Science and Technology, managed via the National Research Foundation.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


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first_img“Amit Shah [BJP president] also did not attend the NDA’s dinner meeting in Patna…why is nobody asking about his absence there?”, asked Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief and Union Minister of State Upendra Kushwaha on Friday after reaching Patna. On Thursday Mr. Kushwaha skipped the crucial NDA meet meant to put up a “united front” amid discordant voices from alliance partners.Speaking to the media at the airport, Mr. Kushwaha expressed surprise over why so much importance was given to his absence at the event, when it was for the party leaders and workers.“It was due to some personal reasons I could not attend the event but my party leaders did,” said Mr. Kushwaha. Before leaving for his Parliamentary constituency Karakat in Rohtas district, he also asserted that there was no discontent in the NDA in Bihar.Also read: BJP’s ally troubles — Upendra Kushwaha skips NDA dinner meeting“I’m not unhappy or displeased with the NDA as is being speculated…NDA is united and intact,” he said. Though, he also confirmed that he would not be attending the iftar party hosted by senior Bihar BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.Mr. Kushwaha evaded a question on his party’s senior leader Nagamani’s statement ahead of the NDA meeting that the alliance should declare him (Kushwaha) as its leader in the Assembly poll in 2020. “You should pose this question to Mr. Nagamani,” Mr. Kushwaha said.Mr. Nagamani, who is national working president of the RLSP, had said that his party chief “represents a caste group which comprised 10% of Bihar’s total population which is next only to the Yadavs and hence his projection as the NDA’s leader would benefit the coalition.”Meanwhile, taking a dig at Mr. Kushwaha’s absence, RJD Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson Manoj Jha said, “What is happening in the NDA shows there is a tectonic shift in Indian politics as the common man sees himself pitted against the arrogant BJP… leaders like Mr. Kushwaha have begun to do a rethink over their alliance with the BJP and many more would follow suit in the near future.”RJD alliance partner and leader of the Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) Jitan Ram Manjhi invited Mr. Kushwaha to join the RJD-led Grand Alliance but not with his demand “to be the CM candidate as this position is already reserved for Tejashwi Yadav.”Mr. Kushwaha had met RJD chief Lalu Prasad when he was admitted in the AIIMS in Delhi and the meeting had triggered speculation about Mr. Kushwaha’s future moves.last_img read more


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first_imgAssam Civil Service officer Hitesh Dev Sarma has been appointed as the new State Coordinator for the National Register of Citizens (NRC). He has replaced Prateek Hajela, an IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre who ensured publication of the final version of register on August 31 under supervision of the Supreme Court.Mr. Hajela was transferred to his home State Madhya Pradesh by the Supreme Court on October 18. He will relinquish charge as the NRC State Coordinator on November 11.Inter-cadre deputation Following the apex court’s order, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has already approved the proposal of the Department of Personnel and Training for inter-cadre deputation of Mr. Hajela from the Assam-Meghalaya cadre to Madhya Pradesh cadre for three years, official sources said. The Assam government had also written to the DoPT stating that it did not have any objection to the transfer.NRC experience Until his new assignment, Mr. Sarma was the Secretary of the Urban Development and Finance departments. He had also handled the NRC exercise during its initial stages five years ago.Mr. Sarma has his task cut out as those who have been excluded from the NRC have 120 days to appeal against it at Foreigners Tribunals. If not satisfied with the verdict of the tribunals, they will have the option to move the High Court and the Supreme Court for redress.The updated final NRC, which validates bona fide Indian citizens of Assam, left out over 1.9 million applicants.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more


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first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has warned that delinquent drivers may soon be required to clear outstanding traffic tickets before they are able to renew their driver’s licence.“The system is not working, and we have to find an alternative way, and we are going to find it, because all those tickets have to be paid,” he said.“ I am proposing… that all of those warrants, all of those unpaid tickets will be put against the driver’s licence of those individuals and be put against the vehicle that was being driven, so when that vehicle comes to be renewed, [it] can’t be renewed until the driver pays the fine,” Minister Chuck said.“We want to put in place those provisions, so those persons who feel they can collect tickets like confetti, must know that their day of reckoning is at hand,” he added.Emphasising the problem of unpaid traffic tickets, Minister Chuck noted that at the Kingston Traffic Court alone, 65,000 persons did not pay for the first six months of this year. He argued that with unpaid tickets sent to the courts after 30 days, that amounts to about 10,000 per month.“That’s about 500 warrants on average being issued every day,” Minister Chuck lamented.He pledged that “we are going to collect every single one. If you don’t think you breached the law, go fight it in court, but you can’t just ignore the law like that”.Minister Chuck pointed out that there have been three moratoriums to allow for persons with outstanding traffic tickets to pay, and there are no plans to have another.He is encouraging motorists with outstanding tickets to call the traffic headquarters at the Elleston Road Police Station. “They have data of every ticket that has not been paid,” he indicated.Minister Chuck was speaking at a Justice of the Peace (JP) training session at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Hayes, Clarendon, on Thursday (October 18).The session was held to hear the concerns of the JP and assist them with providing solutions for issues they face while they serve citizens. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has warned that delinquent drivers may soon be required to clear outstanding traffic tickets before they are able to renew their driver’s licence.center_img “The system is not working, and we have to find an alternative way, and we are going to find it, because all those tickets have to be paid,” he said.last_img read more


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first_imgThe great debate on Reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir besides the scrapping of Article 370 in Lok Sabha yesterday emulated proceedings in Rajya Sabha a day before it. Turn by turn, members offered their insight on the move and brought up reasons for supporting/rejecting the government’s proposal. The reasoning offered by the supporters of the proposal outnumbered the rejectors as the bill was passed with an astounding majority in favour of the proposal. While the heated debate lasted the length of the day in the Lower House, Jammu and Kashmir reserved apprehensions around a fresh round of protests and violence that could erupt soon. Government’s proposal to change the fate of Jammu and Kashmir overnight did not draw much appreciation owing to the element of secrecy it carried. But while the government was at it, the emergency-like situation that had dawned over the Valley threw not only the residents of the Valley but their families across India in turmoil. As communications were shut down with Section 144 imposed, the government in its pursuit of a certain agenda for the welfare of the state did not do well enough when it came to the means. People felt helpless as they had to wait till communications could be resumed, eager to talk to their families, as they lived the unexpected moment that the government had impinged upon them. There is no apt justification as to why the government had to resort to this sort of methodology; which was the centre of criticism in the larger view. They did succeed in achieving their objective but at the cost of trust of people in the Valley, if not elsewhere. Now, as the fate of the state is unveiled to the residents, urging them to look on the bright side would be the expected notion. Stripping Jammu and Kashmir off its special status and further bifurcating it into two separate Union territories is a matter which may not have been possible without isolating the state considering the kind of protests and resulting violence that it would have brought along. But now that the deed has been done, all eyes will be fixed on the vision that the government has for J&K and Ladakh. It has to be understood that the bold step that the current dispensation took in the interest of the state was to realise the development that has always eluded it. It was important to take cognisance of the fact that Kashmir for long has been left at the mercy of its own decisions. Incessant episodes of terrorism and militancy had blemished the social fabric of society there while India stood and watched helplessly due to tied hands owing to Article 370. But now that India has made the grand move to truly integrate the state as per the government’s opinion, a similar understanding needs to be shared with the inhabitants as well as others who may see the government’s proposal as carrying an essence of authoritarianism. Unless people realise the status quo that J&K has been in due to Article 370, and understand the government’s intention to repeal it, the government will be at the receiving end of abject criticism. After all, it is the people that make up a place. The government definitely has the onus for the development of the two UTs but more than that, it has the responsibility of winning back the hearts of lakhs of people who they pushed into darkness while debating to bring in the light that the state needs. Unless genuine development takes place benefitting the Valley, the decision to bifurcate J&K besides stripping off the special status would always be held against this government by the disapproving people of the Valley. People of Ladakh will embrace the UT status for it has been forever ignored by J&K, causing even less development. While there is no doubt that the Union government through its bold steps has scripted history here, fruits of such steps would only be realised once the country witnesses the two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh on a development trajectory along the lines of what was envisaged by the Union Home Minister. It must be kept in mind that people’s faith is riding on his vision.last_img read more


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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 16, 2017 – Nassau – Police have three suspects for a string of crimes – including rape and kidnapping – from the Summer which riled up residents and two of the men are charged and remanded to prison now.Chavez Musgrove, a 22 year old and 26 year old Andrew Parker – both of Blue Hills, Providenciales were arrested and charged in recent weeks for a dozen crimes, all committed in July 2017.The two appeared in court to answer to three (3) counts of kidnapping, two (2) counts of Robbery, three (3) counts of rape, three (3) counts of possession of imitation firearm with intent to cause fear and taking motor vehicle without authority.    Most of the charges were against Musgrove, the youngest of the two.There is a third man arrested, but he is not yet formally arraigned and is being held as a person of interest by Police.#MagneticMediaNews#2menchargedinforJulycrimes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#2menchargedinforJulycrimes, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more


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first_imgLast year, in partnership with Stratton Publishing & Marketing, the Angerosa Research Foundation reported that 85 percent of associations published at least one e-newsletter, with 67 percent publishing more than one. Despite e-newsletter production growth, a number of association publishers—including American School Board Journal editor-in-chief Glenn Cook—consider high-security spam filters to be directly impacting open-rates, and in turn, readership.For Carole Hayward, director of newsletters and special publications for educational association ASCD, those spam filters, which are used by a number of schools, make it challenging to deliver news to members. ASCD uses a third-party media service to send one of its e-newsletters, “but even they can’t solve the problem entirely,” said Hayward.While the best solution is spam-checking e-newsletters before sending them to readers, there are other ways to get past the filters: Break Up the List When sending e-news to members, “try breaking the recipients into several groups and sending out the same e-mail under a slightly different subject line,” said ASBJ publications coordinator Margaret Suslick. Shorten Subject Lines“Our subject lines are short,” said Cook. One of its highest e-alert open rates, he said, was for the four-word subject line “A Day to Remember.”Appealing Subjects Are Likely Targets“I’ve found that trying to offer members ‘free’ anything via e-mail is a great way to end up in the spam folder,” said Hayward. Words like “dollar,” “free,” and “savings” are all culprits when it comes to marking e-newsletters as junk mail. Hayward said subject lines like “Top 10 Tips” tend to bypass spam filters and appeal to members.Send Links, Not SurveysASBJ sends its reader panel survey via a link in its e-newsletter instead of embedding the survey, giving its digital offerings additional protection from spam filters.last_img read more


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first_imgSo, how do you get in on the game and win? Here, some guidelines to make the most of your Webinar:1. Build in sufficient lead time. Promoting your Webinar well in advance can create opportunities for viral marketing and additional registrations. Remind the sponsor to promote it to their own client and prospect list.2. Provide lots of promotional opportunities for pre-, post- and live exposure such as:• Linked logos in outbound e-mail efforts (starting six weeks before event)• Branded registration, log-in pages and opening slide for Webinar• Branded registration confirmation e-mail• Logo and sponsor message with 60-second voiceover at beginning of Webinar and/or a short demo at the end of the webinar• Logo and link in final slide of Webinar• Opt-in checkbox for those who want to receive sponsor’s e-newsletters• Access to the registration list3. Create customized content. Webinar registration forms, for example, can provide sponsors with custom-created questions about demographics and decision-making ability, enabling them to target promotions specifically to the audience. 4. Allow downloading opportunities. You’ll get attendees by offering a login and password for a downloadable handout. At a Webinar I recently produced and conducted, the downloaded handouts comprised 25 percent more than the attendee rate, which translates into greater ROI for the sponsor. It also  indicated that several people were watching the Webinar on a single computer.5. When it’s over, archive your Webinar. You’ll get additional viewers, giving sponsors more exposure and longer-lasting bang for their buck. Send monthly reminder e-mails to both registered non-participants and to non-registered audience. Naturally, each reminder should include the sponsor’s link and promotional message.6. Let your sponsor help spread the success. Testimonials and statistics from satisfied sponsors help sell other advertisers on the marketing advantages of Webinars. 7. Take advantage of SEO marketing. Write your promotion copy to be search-engine friendly, incorporating key-words to help Google and Yahoo find you. Get other online media to post your press release on their Web site to multiply your visibility on the search engines.Helen Berman is president of Berman Media Sales Institute. Forced to cut budgets in a crisis economy, smart marketers are turning to selling products and services via Webinars. Because they offer educational content without the hassle and cost of live seminars, Webinars are popular with both attendees and marketers who want to bring in new clients, lessen attrition and build market share. As ad pages and show attendance dwindles, Webinar sponsorships are a win all around.What’s more, publishing, online and event companies are ideal Webinar producers. They reach a loyal  audience, add journalistic credibility and offer sponsors numerous promotional opportunities. Depending on company policies, advertisers can choose to control, contribute to, or simply sponsor a relevant Webinar. They can also choose a solo sponsorship or join with other noncompetitive advertisers to sponsor a Webinar. Either way, advertisers reach thousands of targeted, involved viewers with relevant and comprehensive information. Yielding strong results with less time and marketing effort, sponsorships  have been a hit with corporate marketers. According to a study by sponsorship marketing firm  Performance Research for IEG, Inc., “the average share of overall marketing budgets captured by sponsors has hit a record high of 19.5 percent [of marketing dollars].” A recent Forrest Research and Marketing Professionals study adds: “Webinars are considered one of the top three lead-generating tactics.” One recent Webinar sponsor I spoke with recognized the strong match between its product, Webinar topic, and audience the media company delivers. He described the event as a “grand slam”—the most successful provider of qualified leads and the best ROI marketing effort in months. Adding to these measurable benefits, the company recognized the branding opportunity and positioning of the company as a “thought leader.” last_img read more


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first_img Historic scholarships awarded by Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Historic scholarships from Latin GRAMMY Foundation historic-scholarships-awarded-latin-grammy-cultural-foundation News Twitter Facebook Record-setting amounts awarded to select music students around the world by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural FoundationBrian HaackGRAMMYs Jul 28, 2017 – 1:24 pm GRAMMY.comThe Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation’s charitable support for music education programs around the world has topped more than $2.5 million in just the few short years since the Foundation launched in 2015.However, just this week, the Foundation has announced its largest-ever series of scholarship awards for a single year, with a whopping $870,000 being awarded to 44 select Latin music students from around the world.The monies include the Foundation’s yearly flagship Miguel Bosé Scholarship, which this year will provide $200,000 in tuition support for 22-year-old Dominican electric bassist Ernesto Núñez, who will be entering Berklee College of Music this fall to study contemporary writing and production.Additional Gifted Tuition Scholarship awards were presented to Andres Guerra, 21, a classical guitarist from Venezuela; Nikola Vasiljevic, 17, a Dominican bassist; and Carolina Mercado, 22, a tenor saxophonist from Mexico, in the amounts of up to $100,000 for each student.Guerra and Vasilijevic will each be attending Berklee, while Mercado will attend the School Of Jazz at New York City’s prestigious The New School.Rounding out the distribution, 40 additional students attending various schools in Colombia, Mexica, and Spain will also receive Tuition Assistance Scholarship grants of up to $10,000 each.”Thanks to our generous donors, involved artists, and compassionate partners, we continue to be in a strong position to provide support to truly talented Latin music students in need and with the tools to pursue their dreams to follow in the footsteps of their Latin music icons,” Said Manolo Díaz, Senior Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation.Alejandro Sanz named 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Email last_img read more