Moroccos DGST Made 44000 Arrests in One Month

Rabat – Morocco’s General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST) reportedly made more than 44,000 arrests during the month of June.44,223 people were arrested for various offenses across Morocco during the period from May 25 to June 30, 2015, according to a statement released by the DGST.The DGST said that 26,890 of the total suspects were arrested in flagrante delicto, while 13,698 were wanted for their involvement in serious crimes. 370 other suspects were arrested for drug trafficking, and the remaining 3,265 were arrested during police operations conducted in the vicinity of schools. The statement noted that the majority of the suspects arrested in flagrante delicto, or who were already wanted by police, were involved in various crimes, ranging from sexual assault to violence in schools, theft, and assaults with knives.This statement came only a few of days after Ministry of Interior issued a report revealing unprecedented figures on the number of crimes recorded in the country.The number of crimes and offenses recorded during the first six months of the current year amounted to about 425,000. Casablanca recorded the largest number of crimes in the kingdom, the report concluded.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

Geneva show has electrics sports cars and a VW dune buggy

GENEVA — Carmakers at the Geneva International Motor Show are unveiling new electric vehicles they hope will transform the industry as well as the high-end sports cars that are a fixture at the show.Volvo Car Group’s Polestar is showing off a battery-powered compact car while Volkswagen is touting the whimsical ID. Buggy electric, a dune buggy with waterproof seats and holes to drain off the water after surfing. Honda is also showing a battery vehicle.Lamborghini has the Huracan EVO Spyder convertible with a top speed of 325 kph (202 mph). Pininfarina on Tuesday unveiled the Battista, a battery powered speedster that can hit 100 kph (62 mph) in less than two seconds.European automakers are rolling out more electric cars to meeting tougher limits on greenhouse gas emissions.The Associated Press read more

UN moves Sudanese refugees away from volatile Central African Republic border

16 November 2010Insecurity and logistical difficulties have prompted the United Nations refugee agency to relocate some 3,500 Sudanese refugees from a camp in north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to safer areas in the south-central part of the country. Some 500 people have been moved so far in the airlift carried out by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the CAR Government, which began last week and is expected to take about one month. Most of the refugees at the Sam Ouandja camp originate from Dafak, a town roughly 200 kilometres away in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region. “They fled on foot in June 2007 to escape fighting and have been at Sam Ouandja ever since, but in conditions that over the past two years have become increasingly difficult,” UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic told reporters in Geneva. Insecurity was a major factor in the decision to move the refugees, according to the agency. Sam Ouandja lies just 80 kilometres from the border with Darfur in an area with almost no government presence. As a result, the camp has found itself being frequently visited by fighters. “The presence of armed bandits and rebels, and the withdrawal of MINURCAT, the UN peace-keeping mission securing the camp, are further reasons for the move,” said Mr. Mahecic. UNHCR also faces extreme logistical difficulties in monitoring and assisting the refugees, whose camp is in a remote part of CAR with poor roads. This has hampered the agency’s ability to transport aid to the camp, resulting in the delivery of assistance only every two or three months instead of every month. The new camp, located outside Bambari, which is about a five-hour drive north-east of the capital, Bangui, is much more accessible. Refugees stay at the transit centre there for five days while constructing new family shelters with the kits provided by UNHCR, which recently opened a new office in Bambari. UNHCR is assisting some 25,000 Congolese, Chadian and Sudanese refugees and another 192,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in CAR. read more

Mens Hockey No 4 Ohio State ties 22 with No 15 Bowling

Then-junior forward Freddy Gerard celebrates as Mason Jobst scores an empty net goal during the third period of Ohio State’s 5-1 victory over Denver in the NCAA Tournament. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe No. 4 Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with No. 15 Bowling Green after dropping its first game to the Falcons on Friday night.Looking to get off to a better start than they did the night before, allowing eight goals and allowing the Falcons to convert on four of eight power play opportunities, the Buckeyes scored just six minutes into the game with a goal from junior forward Carson Meyer, his fourth of the season, with assists from senior defenseman Sasha Larocque and senior forward Freddy Gerard.After Meyer’s goal, Ohio State (3-2-1) retained the 1-0 lead until Bowling Green (5-1-1) junior forward Lukas Craggs tied the game up less than two minutes into the third period. The Falcons then scored on a power play with just under five minutes remaining to take the 2-1 lead, their first of the game.Though the penalties were still an issue for the Buckeyes, giving up five in regulation and one in overtime, the penalty kill for Ohio State allowed one power play goal on the six opportunities they gave the Falcons.After giving up the lead, Gerard scored for the Buckeyes with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. He was assisted on the goal by Meyer and senior forward Mason Jobst. This was Gerard’s second goal of the season and both he and Meyer’s second points of the game. The game remained tied as regulation came to an end. In overtime, neither team was able to score to finalize the 2-2 tie. Each team had three shots in overtime and overall Bowling Green outshot Ohio State 30-25.Offensively, the Buckeyes didn’t convert any of their four power play attempts during the game. Through their first six games, Ohio State has only scored on four of its 30 power plays. The .133 success rate is No. 47 in the nation.Sophomore goaltender Tommy Nappier allowed two goals on 30 shots, both of which came in the third period. No. 4 Ohio State will stay on the road next weekend against No. 1 Notre Dame, with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. read more

Isambard Kingdom Brunel worried about pollution caused by Industrial Revolution

The trove has been donated to the SS Great Britain Trust and Brunel Institute.Nick Booth, head of collections at the Trust, said: “The documents provide a remarkable and unique insight into Brunel in his formative years.“It would be going too far to suggest Brunel was an environmentalist – he was a Victorian engineer after all – but this does provide a glimpse of genuine concern about pollution and is perhaps another way Britain’s greatest engineer was way ahead of his time.” Roger Henley The documents didn’t stand out “until I got to the bottom of the first letter and to my amazement realised it was signed IK Brunel,” Mr Henley said.The letters, dated between 1832 and 1846 and most of them addressed to the Bristol Dock Company, throw fresh light on the period in which he was appointed engineer to Clifton Suspension Bridge, launched the SS Great Britain and completed the Great Western Railway. Researcher Roger Henley unearthed the letters among thousands of archive documentsCredit:Bristol Port Company Isambard Kingdom Brunel expressed fears that the Industrial Revolution was harming the environment, according to newly discovered letters.The engineer worried about water supplies being polluted by waste, some of it created by his Great Western Railway.Writing in 1842 about Bristol’s floating harbour, he said that “the abuses of using the Float as a common receptacle for rubbish have immensely increased”. He also cited waste from the local cotton mill, iron merchants, and ship, locomotive and bridge builders.The pollution was “in some measure unavoidable”, he wrote, but too many were using the harbour as a dumping ground: “I fear still more from the apparent tendency of all persons to use the Float as a good receiver for that which cannot easily be got rid of elsewhere”.His warning was among 15 documents unearthed by a retired engineer, Roger Henley, who was sifting through papers in the archive room at Bristol Port Company as part of his research for a new book about the port. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

La fin du MacBook blanc a sonné

first_imgLa fin du MacBook blanc a sonnéAvec la mise à jour de son offre dédiée à l’éducation, Apple signe la fin de l’emblématique MacBook blanc.Le MacBook blanc tire définitivement sa révérence. Après des années de bons et loyaux services, il a été remplacé par un MacBook Air de 13,3 pouces vendu à 999 dollars, dans le cadre de la politique éducative d’Apple. Le fameux MacBook blanc n’avait pas été mis à jour depuis 2010 et accusait une certaine ancienneté. Bien qu’il ait été retiré de la vente auprès du grand public en juillet 2011, il avait obtenu un sursis en étant vendu dans le cadre d’une offre dédiée à l’éducation. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cependant, les fonctionnalités ont été quelques peu ajustées. Ce MacBook Air combine un écran 13,3 pouces à la fiche technique du 11,6 pouces d’entrée de gamme. Il intègre un processeur dual-core Core i5 cadencé à 1,6GHz, une puce graphique Intel HD Graphics 3.000, 2Go de mémoire vive et un SSD de 64Go. L’écran de 13,3 pouces affiche une résolution de 1.440×900 pixels. Aux États-Unis, le MacBook Air 13,3 pouces est vendu à partir de 1.249 dollars alors que celui à 11,6 pouces est vendu à partir de 949 dollars. Pour l’instant, celui-ci n’est toutefois disponible que s’il est vendu par lots de cinq pour 5.000 dollars aux écoles et aux universités. Apple propose également le “Learning Lab” qui contient 10 à 20 ordinateurs et de quoi les charger pendant le stockage. Aucune annonce n’a encore été faite pour l’Europe mais des programmes similaires y sont déjà proposés. En France, les étudiants bénéficient de 12 à 15% de réduction sur l’achat d’un Mac. Cette offre est toujours valable. Cette décision montre la détermination de la firme de Cupertino d’imposer son nouveau format de Mac. Car, en remplaçant le MacBook par un MacBook Air et non un MacBook Pro, qui serait bien plus adapté aux besoins étudiants, mais moins cher, Apple réaffirme sa politique de transition vers le MacBook Air. En effet, le MacBook Pro 13 pouces va-t-il disparaître ? Ce weekend, une rumeur a fait jour, annonçant la fusion des gammes MacBook Pro et MacBook Air. Des choix qui ne seront pas forcément du choix des utilisateurs… Le 18 février 2012 à 11:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Southbound Turnpike at Commercial Blvd reopens after rollover crash

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike have reopened at Commercial Boulevard in Pompano Beach after they were closed due to a crash.Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with the Florida Highway Patrol, responded to the scene, Thursday, where a truck reportedly rolled over, scattering canisters of gas across the roadway. The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital with serious injuries that were not life-threatening.The canisters contained various gases including oxygen, argon and acetylene. Firefighters could be seen taking several precautions to ensure their safety as crews worked to remove the canisters,Cars in the southbound lanes could be seen making U-turns in order to get off on the exit behind them. However, large vehicles like tow trucks and big rigs were slowed down in the process.Around 6:15 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol reopened three lanes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

1A Across America Texans Take The Border Crisis Into Their Own Hands

first_img 00:00 /04:02 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: “We’ve had volunteers from Canada, from Spain; we’ve had volunteers from everywhere, from New York to Washington State,” said Brownsville native Mike Benavides, who has seen the outpouring of support firsthand.He helped found the non-profit Team Brownsville.Benavides, a veteran and special education teacher, has spent nearly every morning and evening after work at the border. It’s almost a second job. Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaMike Benavides stands in front of the Brownsville Bus Station, where many of his trips to Mexico begin.A year ago, he started by serving food out of a wagon he would tote across the border. Word of the work he was doing spread quickly, leading to an outpour of donations and volunteers.  Now his group is coordinating with a restaurant across the border to serve meals, and they have a well-stocked supply closet in Brownsville located inside a taco shop. “We went from a little ragtag group of five to an actual 501(c)(3),” said Benavides. Team Brownsville collects supplies that go directly to migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Donations have helped stock shelves with Advil, diapers, handmade pillows, wet wipes and other essential supplies. During hot summer months, Benavides said bug spray, clean t-shirts and undergarments are also in high demand. Items will make migrants waiting at the bridge in Matamoros, Mexico a little more comfortable while they wait to cross into Brownsville. They’re on a government waitlist to seek asylum — a list that typically takes two months or longer to get through. – / 4Team Brownsville formed a year ago, after the Trump administration began its practice of metering, which requires people to wait in Mexico before they can ask for asylum. Before, people were able to cross into the U.S. and be processed immediately.  “In my 49 years crossing the bridge, I’ve never seen people stranded at the bridge,” said Benavides. His dismay led him and a few other colleagues to act. Benavides said it’s important to focus on what he can control, even though he said sometimes he feels like he is spitting on a fire.Thinking of the migrant children who have died in federal custody still brings him to tears. “It made me mad. But I channel that anger and that rage into something positive. I could have let this rage consume me. I could have let it make me hateful, but it kind of took another turn,” he said.Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaThe Gateway International Bridge connects Brownsville, Texas with Matamoros, Tamaulipas.Benavides focuses his energy on the kids he can help. When he crosses the international bridge into Matamoros, Mexico, Benavides is welcomed with hugs from Venezuelan, Cuban and Central American children. He checks in with kids and their parents to see how they’re doing. “We try to keep these people as comfortable as we can but you can see the conditions. There’s nothing comfortable about spending your day sitting on a concrete sidewalk,” Benavides said. He’s seen a lot of suffering at this bridge, but also a lot of hope.He and his network are there to help how they can, which also involves people who live far away from the border. For example, when a medical issue comes up, he sends text messages and pictures to a doctor in Austin to see the best option for treatment.  While @realDonaldTrump admin says the father and daughter who drowned chose their fate, the Cubans and Hondurans waiting in #Matamoros, Mex (some knew the family) told me they’ve been waiting months to get processed, blame the US govt for long wait times in unsafe conditions— Elizabeth Trovall (@elizTrovall) June 27, 2019That help is much appreciated by the people who have traveled thousands of miles to the border, only to find themselves facing long wait times and harsh conditions. Many are terrified in this city plagued by homicides and kidnappings.One of the women waiting to ask for asylum is Xiamara, a migrant from Honduras. She said her family has been waiting at the border in Mexico for two months. She asked not to use her last name for fear it could affect her chances of getting asylum.“It’s not easy when one has economic problems and problems with sick children. It’s really hard,” she said. Her youngest daughter suffers from a tumor that causes epilepsy. Team Brownsville has given her daughter medication to avoid epileptic seizures. It hasn’t prevented all seizures, but it has helped. Xiamara said she’s grateful. Though she and her children are living in high temperatures and without access to running water, she said she thanks God and the volunteers for helping with her family’s basic needs. How to support community-run organizations at the border:Team Brownsville accepts donations on their website. There you can also get in touch with an organizer to see how to get directly involved in providing aid to asylum seekers. Their Facebook page provides regular updates on the work they’re doing in Brownsville and Matamoros. Angry Tias y Abuelas is another community non-profit that organized around the same time as Team Brownsville. They provide humanitarian aid like food, water and hygiene supplies to asylum seekers who have recently been released by immigration officials in both Brownsville and McAllen. You can follow them on Facebook or donate here. Annunciation House provides shelter for asylum-seekers arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. The non-profit has been around since the 1970s. You can access their donation page on their website.center_img Share Listen Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaMike Benavides reveals tattoos he had done in memory of two migrant children who died in the custody of federal immigration authorities.The humanitarian crisis unfolding at the border, and the Trump administration’s response to that crisis, has inspired protests across Texas. But, while some are raising their voices, others are taking action and heading to the border themselves.“This is a government problem, but a church opportunity,” said Jim Jehovice.In June, Jehovice traveled to the border with a group from Christ Methodist Church in Sugarland, to help migrants at the Catholic Charities respite center in McAllen, Texas. “There’s no political angle to this, it’s a pure act of love on our part to help with the situation,” Jehovice told public radio project 1A Across America, in partnership with Houston Public Media. He’s one of hundreds of volunteers working at the border who come from all over Texas and beyond. last_img read more

Women bartenders The changing game and challenges in India

first_imgArati Mestry, 29, was one proud woman competing against 19 men in the finals of a bartending championship – an example of how women are slowly, but steadily making their way into the male-dominated space in India. Mestry, who competed at the Ultimate Bartender Championship, says the industry has evolved over the years, opening the doors for women in the profession. “My experience as a bartender has been very progressive. I love playing with cocktails and love to serve it in different ways to my guests. I never felt that this is the so called ‘men’s game’. I work at a place where I get equal opportunities as male bartenders,” Mestry said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Skills help. “I feel nobody can discriminate you if you have skills. In today’s time, skills matter the most. If you are good at your job, people will definitely appreciate you, irrespective of your gender,” said Mestry, who works at a bar in Bengaluru, and has been a part of the industry since the last six years. Ami Behram Shroff and Shatbhi Basu are two names which come up almost everytime women bartenders are spoken of in the industry in India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePankaj Balachandran, India Brand Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder, says there was a taboo that women can’t work in bars, but it has completely changed now. “An increasing number of women are getting into the hospitality industry. There are bars which have really good ladies bartenders. Four years ago, women in the bartending profession were only a handful, but now the number has increased,” Balachandran said. However, there are factors that hamper their visibility in the industry. Safety is one prime reason. According to Arijit Bose, who has been in the food and beverage industry for more than 10 years, hiring a woman as a bartender involves a lot of responsibility, and due to lack of facilities, standalone bars still resist working with females. He recounted how the Jessica Lal murder case in 1999 in Delhi had sparked a debate regarding the safety of women bartenders in India. “Safety matters a lot, especially for women. Bartending is a long hours shift job. It looks easy from the surface level, but there are a lot of complications. “Employers hesitate to hire women because it becomes their duty to ensure proper safety for them. But no one can guarantee anyone’s safety, right? And one mistake can shut down your whole bar. So that’s why people still prefer to work with male bartenders.” Alisha, a Mumbai-based bartender who also competed at the Ultimate Bartender Championship, but couldn’t make it to the top 20, said safety has never been a problem for her. “I know there are places which do not hire women bartenders but people who do hire them, ensure proper safety. At my workplace, there is a separate locker and toilet facility for women. Proper cab facility is also provided to female employees. Women’s safety is a top priority at my workplace,” she said. Alisha said she was also lucky to get her family’s support in her decision of following her passion for bartending – unlike most people whose parents consider the profession “non-serious”. “There are many perceptions regarding our profession. People generally think we just know how to serve alcohol. But there is a lot more beyond it. From interacting with customers to maintaining proper cleanliness to making new types of drinks, a bartender has to do multiple tasks. It’s not easy to be a bartender. Our profession looks quite glamorous but it is also a serious job. “Things have changed, but there should be more changes. I hope in the coming years, I see more girls coming in.”last_img read more

Premature student court storming costs St Bonaventure the game against VCU Video

first_img Their team was hit with a delay of game technical for the court storming with time left on the clock. VCU hit the game-tying free throw to force overtime and won the bizarre contest 83-77 in the extra period.Fans don’t usually have as much impact on sporting contests as they think they do, but you can pin the L on them for this.Major buzzkill, bro. The debate over court storming has been heavily litigated over the last handful of years. Supporters of the practice say it’s the height of college student fun, and those that oppose it are cranky, fun-hating puritans that don’t know how to have a good time.The Anti-court storming crowd has taken some lumps, but the students at St. Bonaventure gave their cause some solid ammunition at the end of the Bonnies’ A-10 match up against VCU.After Bonnies Junior guard Matt Mobley hit a go-ahead three with .4 seconds left in the game to give the Bonnies a 66-65 lead, the student section stormed the court to celebrate.Apparently, none of the Bonaventure students are taking Basketball Rules 101. Advertisementcenter_img Here’s a view of the chaos unfolding from the crowd.St. Bonaventure hit this three to go up 1 against VCU w .4 secs left on the clock. Students stormed the court, SBU got T’d up, lost in OT.— B.J. Boyer (@wcboyer24) February 4, 2017last_img read more

Back Up Your Whole Teams Work With Cloud Storage

first_img Cloud servers are the new go-to for businesses of all shapes and sizes. They keep your hard work safe, facilitate better team collaboration and let you access whatever you need from anywhere.However, choosing a cloud service to trust is tricky when there are so many options out there. Zoolz Cloud Backup is an affordable, simple and secure option for your growing business.Zoolz offers a whopping one terabyte of cloud storage. That’s up to 200,000 five-minute songs, 310,000 pictures or 500 hours worth of movies. Since there’s so much storage space, this deal is excellent for entrepreneurs seeking a massive cloud option that they can use as an ultimate emergency backup.You can store your most important files on multiple devices across five servers with Zoolz. You can grant access for up to five users, so your upper management team will always have access to what they need.Secure your company’s data with a full terabyte of cloud backup with multiuser access from Zoolz right now for just $89. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global July 7, 2019 Register Now » Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 1 min readlast_img read more

77 spurred tough antiterror measures some say went too far

first_imgHe recommended a judge, rather than a government minister, should sign off on requests to intercept data — already the procedure in the U.S. and many other countries.Anderson describes the last decade as “five years getting tougher, five years cautious liberalization and I think now we’re at a crossroads.”“It remains to be seen what this government does,” he said.___Follow Jill Lawless on Twitter at © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like But one aspect of counterterrorism just kept expanding — surveillance, both in the streets and online.In 2005, Britain already had as many as 4 million surveillance cameras, whose use as a crime-fighting tool had been encouraged by authorities since the 1990s. Tony Porter, Britain’s surveillance camera commissioner, says the number today could be 6 million.“The overwhelming view from our European colleagues is that the U.K. is the European — if not the world — capital of surveillance,” said Porter, a former counterterrorism police officer charged with ensuring responsible use of the country’s publicly operated cameras.Porter says the cameras have broad public support. But he worries the public is ill-informed about “the size, scope and scale” of the camera network, and how fast the technology is changing. Police are currently testing facial-recognition software that can identify suspects through family resemblances.“Part of my role has been to work with police forces, local communities … just to start that debate, so we don’t latently accept surveillance without truly understanding what it does,” Porter said. “We need to have a society where surveillance cameras are there to support communities, not spy on them.” Top Stories LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. “Let no one be in any doubt,” he said. “The rules of the game are changing.”Since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States four years earlier, Britain had made its anti-terrorism powers among the toughest in the Western world. Now they became tougher still. Unlike visible security cameras, online surveillance was largely hidden from the public until former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked details about the activities of American spies and their allies.British politicians and spies have been at the forefront of electronic data-gathering. In the months after the 7/7 attacks, Britain helped pass a European Union directive requiring telecoms companies to retain data for up to two years. Last year, it was struck down by the European Court of Justice.The British government attempted to introduce the Communications Data Bill — dubbed the Snoopers’ Charter by opponents — to force British telecommunications providers to retain for a year records of all phone and email traffic and website visits. It was eventually shelved amid opposition from Liberal Democrat lawmakers.Court rulings have also curbed some British surveillance activities. But public debate about the civil liberties implications of snooping has been more muted here than in the U.S. or some other European countries.Anderson said in Britain, “there is a relatively high degree of trust in the state and in its intelligence agencies,” and the word spies often evokes benign images of James Bond or Bletchley Park code-breakers. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies FILE – In this July 26 2005 file photo, a closed-circuit surveillance cameras, with a Union flag at rear, keeps watch in central London. After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. “Let no one be in any doubt,” he said. “The rules of the game are changing.” Since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States four years earlier, Britain had made its anti-terrorism powers among the toughest in the Western world. Now they became tougher still. “What 7/7 did was it made people realize that the threat was internal as well as external,” said David Anderson, Britain’s official reviewer of terrorism legislation. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Sponsored Stories The July 2005 bombings on three subway trains and a bus — the deadliest attack on British soil since World War II — were carried out by young Britons inspired by al-Qaida.In a bid to stop more plots, Blair’s government expanded the definition of a terrorist offense and introduced new powers to detain terror suspects.The 2006 Terrorism Act allowed terror suspects to be held for 28 days without charge. Blair had argued that the complexity of terror plots meant the limit should be 90 days, but lawmakers defeated him. They also rejected a bid two years later for 42-day detention.Suspects who could not be charged — often because the evidence against them was secret — could be held under control orders, a form of house arrest that meant they could be electronically tagged, kept under curfew for up to 16 hours per day and barred from using telephones or the Internet.Rights groups loudly opposed the measures, and when a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition took power in 2010, it said the previous Labour administrations had “abused and eroded fundamental human freedoms.”Under the coalition, pre-charge detention was cut to 14 days. Control orders gave way to a less-restrictive replacement. Government curbed the power of police officers to stop and search people without suspicion.center_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility There have been fewer leaks to expose the covert activities of Britain’s MI5 and MI6 than there have been about the CIA — though whether that is the result of luck, deference or genuine high standards is debatable.Britons also know that the threat of terrorism is real, and there is evidence to suggest cyber-spying works. In a report released last month, Anderson said spies’ use of bulk communications data helped foil plots including an al-Qaida plan to have sleeper cells launch waves of attacks in several European countries.The attack in Tunisia has brought more promises of swift action. Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to “step up our own efforts to support our agencies in tracking vital online communications.” His Conservative government, elected in May, plans to introduce a new, more limited, version of the Communications Data Bill.Cameron has also introduced a law requiring schools and other public institutions to identify and tackle signs of radicalization — a step opponents claim seeks to turn teachers into spies.Anderson thinks some of the measures brought in since 7/7 have been effective, and some have been excessive.His report said “a comprehensive and comprehensible new law should be drafted from scratch … providing for clear limits and safeguards on any intrusive power that it may be necessary for public authorities to use.” 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology “What 7/7 did was it made people realize that the threat was internal as well as external,” said David Anderson, Britain’s official reviewer of terrorism legislation.After 2005, police were given power to hold terrorism suspects for four weeks without charge, or to place them under a 16-hour-a-day curfew. It became a crime not just to commit or plan for terrorism but to glorify terrorist acts. The government moved to deport extremist preachers who had made their home in Britain. The ability of intelligence agencies to scoop up Internet users’ electronic data expanded vastly, and British spies began collecting information on their own citizens on a hitherto unseen scale.Civil libertarians sensed the spread of a Big Brother state, and waged legal and political battles that managed to water down or reverse some of the measures. But a decade later, Britons are more watched than ever. Last month’s gun attack on tourists in Tunisia, which killed 30 Britons, shows the terrorist threat has not gone away, and could spur a new round of counter-terror measures.“That’s always the fear, of knee-jerk reactions, the need to be seen to be doing something even if what you are doing is reputationally damaging,” said Rachel Robinson, a policy officer at human rights group Liberty. “That’s what we’ve seen time and time again.” Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img Share Concern over what will happen now that the Fed has raised the interest rate for the first time in a decade‒‒and with further increases on the way‒‒is surprisingly minimal. But any worries are based largely on that person’s economic status, according to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index survey.The results of the 1,003-person telephone survey, released Wednesday, found that 41 percent of Americans believe rate increases could have dire effects on their personal finances and on the U.S. economy in general. However, these concerns are not spread evenly across the population. According to Bankrate, age, economic status, and education level play major roles in how high someone’s anxiety might be.Those between 30 and 49 were most worried, the report found. A full 44 percent in this age range expressed concern over where the economy is headed. Twenty percent of Millennials, the largest generational group to voice concerns, said they worried about their personal economic futures. Millennials were, however, the least likely (12 percent) to be concerned about the effects of rate hikes on the economy overall.On the other side, those 65 and older were far less concerned‒‒37 percent in this age group said they worried about their own finances or the economy in general.Most surveyed did not see much cause for alarm about rate increases. A full 56 percent were not concerned about rate hikes and 15 percent felt rates are getting back to normal after being artificially low for years.”The impact of rising interest rates will take some time to show a cumulative effect,” said Greg McBride, Bankrate’s chief financial analyst.  He added that now is the time for consumers to insulate themselves from rising rates by refinancing from an adjustable-rate to fixed-rate mortgage or by snagging zero-percent balance transfer credit cards.It should be noted, however, that Americans’ financial security is actually better now than it was in December. The January Financial Security Index clocked in at 101.5, compared to December’s 101.1, and Bankrate found that greater feelings of job security and higher overall net worth among Americans of all age groups led the list of reasons. Interest Rate Rate Hike Status 2016-01-20 Scott_Morgan January 20, 2016 818 Views center_img Rate Hikes Low on the List of Worries for Most Americans in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

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equipment Earthrise founder Dan Hammer said his team’s count included only free-standing permanent and recognisable structures "When I look at these pictures I see a standard PLA base on the mainland – it is incredible right down to the basketball courts" Singapore-based security analyst Collin Koh said after reviewing the data and images "Any deployment of troops will be a huge step however – and then they will need to secure and sustain them so the military presence will have to only grow from where it is now" Senior Western diplomats describe the placement of troops or jet fighters on the islands as a looming test of international efforts to curb China’s determination to dominate the vital trade waterway Subi is the largest of China’s seven man-made outposts in the Spratlys The so-called "Big Three" of Subi Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs all share similar infrastructure – including emplacements for missiles 3km runways extensive storage facilities and a range of installations that can track satellites foreign military activity and communications Mischief and Fiery Cross each house almost 190 individual buildings and structures according to the Earthrise analysis The previously unpublished data details the building count on more than 60 South China Sea features including those occupied by Vietnam Malaysia Taiwan and the Philippines While the data shows well developed infrastructure on some on islands such as Vietnam’s Spratly Island the Philippines’ Thitu Island and Taiwan’s Itu Aba the scale and development by Beijing dwarfs its rivals (For a multimedia package on the data click https://tmsnrtrs/2J3cWne) The number of buildings on Subi makes it similar in size to Woody Island in the Paracels a Beijing-controlled group much closer to China also claimed by Vietnam Woody is the base and surveillance post which foreign military attaches say is the headquarters of the military division across the South China Sea reporting to the PLA’s southern theatre command Koh and other analysts said the facilities on Subi Mischief and Fiery Cross could each hold a regiment – between 1500 to 2400 troops China’s precise intentions remain unclear and Chinese experts say much will depend on whether Beijing feels threatened by regional security trends particularly US activity such as its so-called "freedom of navigation patrols" China’s defence ministry did not respond to Reuters questions about the build-up on Subi or what the facilities could be used for Beijing has consistently said the facilities on its reclaimed islands are for civilian use and necessary self-defence purposes China blames Washington for militarising the region with their freedom of navigation patrols Ding Duo a researcher at the Chinese government-backed National Institute for South China Sea Studies said Beijing needs a military presence in the Spratlys to protect its civilian infrastructure "As for how big that presence is depends on the threat assessment China has going forward for the Nansha Islands" he said using the Chinese name for the Spratlys "The Nansha region faces severe military pressure especially since Trump took office and increased freedom of navigation patrols So China has raised its threat assessment" LOOMING TEST The White House said this month it had raised concerns with China about its latest militarization after CNBC reported anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems had been installed on Subi Mischief and Fiery Cross This weekend China revealed bombers had conducted take-off and landing training on some of its islands and reefs in preparation for what it called "the battle for the South China Sea" Some US analysts noted PLA photographs appeared to show a bomber landing on Woody Island in the Paracels and the Chinese military has yet to confirm planes actually landed on its Spratlys holdings On Wednesday the Pentagon withdrew an invitation for China to join a major naval drill because of Beijing’s continued militarization of its islands in the South China Sea Admiral Philip Davidson the nominee to be the next commander of all US forces in the Pacific said last month the bases were now complete and lacked only deployed forces "Any forces deployed to the islands would easily overwhelm the military forces of any other South China Sea-claimants" Davidson told a congressional panel So far repeated US naval patrols close to Chinese features and growing international naval deployments through the region have had little obvious impact on Beijing’s plans "There is a real sense among Western nations that a new strategy is needed but there is little sign anything meaningful coalescing" said one senior Western diplomat familiar with discussions across several countries "The deployment of jet fighters – even temporarily – will sorely test that lack of a cohesive response" Already large Chinese amphibious landing vessels and other ships have used the full-scale naval wharves at Fiery Cross Subi and Mischief – pointing to what foreign naval officers describe as virtually a permanent presence throughout hotly contested waters Chinese forces are using their island holdings to police of what Chinese naval officers tell other navies is a "military alert zone" – an ambiguous term that both Asian and Western military officials say holds no basis in international law People briefed on recent Western intelligence reports describe an intensifying pattern of radio challenges to foreign military ships and aircraft delivered from Chinese naval ships and monitoring stations on Fiery Cross Australian officials recently publicised a "robust but polite" Chinese challenge to three of its naval ships plying the South China Sea en route to Vietnam Sources say such exchanges between Chinese and foreign militaries are far more frequent than is widely known "They have become the rule rather than the exception across significant areas of the South China Sea" one person familiar with recent Western security reports told Reuters Ships and aircraft from India France Japan New Zealand and rival claimants Vietnam Malaysia and the Philippines have also been similarly warned according to regional military officials and analysts With the claimed "military alert zone" having no basis in international law or military practice foreign naval officials routinely stress they are in international waters and continue on their way Zhang Baohui a Chinese security expert at Hong Kong’s Lingnan University said Beijing was likely to be cautious about any offensive moves such as the stationing of combat aircraft "Now the islands are complete I think we will see a degree of caution in Beijing’s next moves" he said "Sustaining that presence so far from the Chinese coast is a massive undertaking and I think the deployment of troops and jet fighters would really cross a threshold for China’s neighbours" US military officials insist they are leaving little to chance warning the bases are already helping China project military 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