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JAMAICA Prime Ministers Wife Most Hon Juliet Holness Signs JIS Condolence Book

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 27, 2017 – Kingston – Wife of the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, today (December 26), signed the condolence book opened at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) in honour of the Agency’s late Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ian Boyne.   The veteran journalist passed away on Monday, December 18 following a period of illness.Mrs. Holness said Mr. Boyne was the epitome and example of how persons can live their lives to the fullest and, in the process, achieve and be the best they can potentially be.   She noted that Mr. Boyne’s long-running television programme, ‘Profile’, was a staple for numerous persons at home and abroad, adding that “many aspired to emulate the outstanding individuals he interviewed”.In extending condolences to his family and colleagues, Mrs. Holness said Mr. Boyne’s passing was a “great loss”, adding that “he will be sadly missed”.As Deputy CEO, Mr. Boyne provided oversight for the JIS’ Research, Print and Production (Editorial and Photo) Division.   Additionally, he hosted the Agency’s flagship current affairs interview programme, ‘Issues and Answers’.   Mr. Boyne also served as Chief State Liaison to the Office of the Prime Minister, Office of the Governor-General and Office of the Leader of the Opposition.   He was, however, arguably best known for his popular interview show, ‘Profile’, which celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year.Additionally, he hosted the television programme, ‘Religious Hard Talk’, and was a Sunday Gleaner columnist.   Mr. Boyne was a Minister of Religion and authored the book “Ideas Matter: Journey into the Mind of a Veteran Journalist’.   He also co-authored ‘Profile of Excellence’ with noted writer and motivational speaker, Glenford Smith.In 2009, Mr. Boyne was conferred with the Jamaica’s fifth highest honour, the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander, by the Government in recognition of his outstanding contribution to journalism.Mr. Boyne is survived by widow, Margaret, and three children.Release: JISPhoto credit: Dave Reid Related Items:last_img read more

SANDAG announces partnership with Lyft Uber for Rideshare Week

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first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Association of Governments Tuesday announced its partnership with ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber for National Rideshare Week Oct. 1-5.SANDAG and its iCommute program are encouraging all San Diego residents to use public transit and ride-hailing services during Rideshare Week, which includes Free Ride Day on Oct. 2. During Free Ride Day, all MTS and North County Transit District services will be free, and Uber and Lyft will offer discounted fares for riders to travel to transit stops.“SANDAG is committed to promoting and providing resources for Rideshare Week every year. It is a great opportunity for commuters to learn about alternative ways to get to and from work,” said SANDAG Board Chair and Del Mar City Councilman Terry Sinnott. “Rideshare Week aligns with the SANDAG goals of reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in the San Diego region and preserving our quality of life for generations to come.”SANDAG has also partnered with Waze Carpool for Rideshare week. The company will offer free carpool rides in San Diego County throughout the week. In addition to Free Ride Day, residents who pledge to use carpool and public transit services during Rideshare Week can enter two drawings to win an Apple Watch and an iPad, according to SANDAG. September 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SANDAG announces partnership with Lyft, Uber for Rideshare Weeklast_img read more

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Woman jumps out of moving train to escape rape bid

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first_imgKolkata: A woman reportedly jumped out of a running train on Friday night near Lakshipur station at Purbasthali in East Burdwan.She said a person whom she met at Howrah tried to rape her. To save herself she had to jump out of the train. The woman said she belonged to Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas. She had gone to meet her husband who worked in Kerala. On Friday, she returned to Howrah and asked the accused person how she could she reach Sonarpur. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Taking advantage of the situation, the accused told the woman that he would help her to return home. Meanwhile, the woman reportedly felt unwell while talking to the accused person and asked for help. She also told him that she has got no tickets. The person reportedly told her that if she had no travel ticket, then railway police would arrest her. Later, he told her to board a train from Howrah stating that it would go to Sonarpur. He also boarded the same train. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAfter the train reached Purbasthali, all the passengers alighted from the train and when the train started moving, the accused person allegedly tried to rape her. Though she screamed for help, none from other compartments could hear her. The woman somehow managed to free herself from the grip of the accused and jumped out of the train. On Saturday morning, some local residents found her lying beside the railway track with multiple injuries. Immediately the police were informed. Sleuths rescued the woman and admitted her to a hospital in Katwa. Government Railway Police in Katwa has initiated a case. Till Sunday night, no one was arrested in this case.last_img read more

At Regulatory Hearing Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough

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first_imgJanuary 30, 2014 In the course of testifying before members of the New York State Department of Financial Services on Wednesday, two government prosecutors as much as admitted that Bitcoin represents a technological breakthrough and perhaps is, as many Bitcoin proponents have long argued, a better form of money than any that had previously existed.You had to listen closely to hear it. When asked by state financial services superintendent Benjamin Lawsky whether virtual currencies are qualitatively different from other technologies, such as prepaid “burner” mobile phones, that criminals might use to further their illegal activities, Cyrus Vance, district attorney of New York County, said they are.”I think there is a qualitative difference, and that is that we have seen the digital currencies becoming part of the mainstream currency market and financial transactions market,” Vance said.Misuse of digital currencies in a world without adequate regulation, therefore, could open a door “into financial transactions around the world,” he added.His fellow panelist, Richard Zabel, a deputy U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, agreed, saying that some of Bitcoin’s “intrinsic qualities make it need to be treated differently, even though in essence it is trying to be treated like cash.”Although the prosecutors admitted that digital currencies are not specifically designed to facilitate criminal activity, their overall depiction of Bitcoin and its digital alternatives was far less rosy than the one painted by investors and entrepreneurs. Of course, some of the features they singled out as potential dangers — Bitcoin’s “combination of anonymity and ease of movement,” for instance — are the same features that have attracted many users in the first place.Related: More Major Retailers Are Getting Ready to Accept Bitcoin”Regulators are understandably concerned about the anonymity that Bitcoin transactions may offer,” says Alex Rozman, a senior manager at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP who consults on anti-money laundering programs. “But there are existing regulations currently applicable to money services businesses and money transmitters that regulators could leverage for Bitcoin use. The challenge is to implement suitable regulations balancing the interests of commerce and technological innovation with the need to prevent funding for illegal activities.”‘Enhanced due diligence’Vance and Zabel spoke on the second day of hearings organized by New York state’s top banking regulator to discuss whether and how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin should be handled. The first day’s panelists, many of whom were investors in digital currencies or related startups, tended to express the view that existing regulations, tweaked to apply to digital-currency businesses, would be sufficient to police this emerging ecosystem. By contrast, Vance and Zabel urged regulators to issue tighter guidelines for Bitcoin businesses.At minimum, said Vance, digital currency exchanges should be required to perform “enhanced due diligence with respect to their customers’ identities.” That would mean storing customers’ names, addresses, and information about their businesses in addition to maintaining transaction records. They would also need to ensure that each digital wallet used by a customer truly belonged to its purported owner. Finally, exchanges should be required to register as money transmitters, a legally defined business category with certain barriers to entry.Zabel went even further, saying anyone or anything — like an ATM — that accepts cash and converts it into bitcoins should be regulated. The same goes for merchants who accept digital currencies as payment, as large retailers like Overstock and TigerDirect now do.Although high-profile arrests have been made, most of the people who conducted illegal business with online black market Silk Road and with Liberty Reserve, a money-laundering operation, both of which required the use of virtual currencies, are still at large, Zabel said.Vance was equally skeptical that existing laws are enough to pursue all the bad actors in a Bitcoin world. “Virtual currency is a relatively recent phenomenon, and I certainly don’t think that the fact that we have made significant cases and arrests in this arena means it’s all under control,” he said. “It’s not.”Related: Cameron Winklevoss: A ‘Sheriff’ for Bitcoin’s Wild West Is a Good ThingBut another lawyer, Judith Rinearson, a partner at Bryan Cave, testified on the first day of hearings that there is at least one precedent for the free-for-all nature of Bitcoin. Prepaid debit cards were once described as “candy for criminals,” she said, and the regulatory landscape was characterized as a “Wild West,” just like that of digital currencies today. In the 1990s, the Federal Reserve Board considered regulation that would have greatly restricted prepaid cards, but instead it held off and states simply adapted existing money transmitter laws to the new financial instrument.”The framework is already there to license these kinds of businesses,” Rinearson told Entrepreneur.com in an interview. “I would urge that any regulation be done with a light hand and with a lot of care not to stifle this important, nascent industry.”Entrepreneurs rush inMeanwhile, Bitcoin startups aren’t waiting for regulation in order to act. Mint, a personal finance app created by Intuit, announced today that it is partnering with Bitcoin wallet and exchange service Coinbase to give users who hold bitcoins a more complete picture of their financial life. Mint’s 14 million users can now view their Bitcoin holdings alongside traditional bank and investment accounts.In a statement, a Mint representative said the new feature “better serves consumers’ changing financial needs.” Mint is the first money management tool to integrate a digital currency into its service. Its partner, Coinbase, which is located in San Francisco, hosts more than 870,000 consumer wallets, more than the number of customer accounts at many mid-sized banks, according to a release.Related: These Angel Investors Want to Make Bitcoin ‘Sexy’ for Average People Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 5 min readlast_img read more

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