– cash, jewellery, vehicle stolenPolice are investigating a possible “set-up” on Tuesday evening which resulted in over a million dollars in cash and valuables, as well as a new model white Toyota Raum, being stolen at gunpoint as a couple returned from a date at the Ogle seawall, East Coast Demerara. The two victims were identified as 41-year-old Jeanine Odel, a hairdresser of Eighth Street, West Half Paradise, East Coast Demerara and Declon Pierre, 41, an overseas-based Guyanese of Lot 161 Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara.Based on information received, around 22:45h, while the two were on their way home from a date, Pierre told Odel – who is the owner and driver of PNN 3885 – that he wanted to urinate. As such, the woman pulled onto the corner of the road near the Ogle seawall and he exited the vehicle.However, shortly after, three men, two of whom were armed with hand guns, approached Odel and while holding a gun to her head, demanded that she turn over her rings (three gold and diamond rings) and other valuables. After she complied, one of the men pulled her out of her motor vehicle and they drove away with it.Police reports indicate that at no time was Pierre pounced on by the men.The duo then made their way to the Sparendaam Police Station on foot, where they lodged their report.In addition to her rings valued at $800,000, Odel lost one HP laptop valued at $120,000, one Samsung S7 mobile phone valued at $140,000, a $49,000 gold chain, and her $2,600,000 Raum and US$1000 in cash.Pierre, as a result of leaving his belongings in the motor car, lost US$3700.Investigations are ongoing.
Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team investigating have arrested two people over the murder of a man whose body was discovered in Creggan Street in Derry during the early hours of this morning, Sunday, November 25.The body of the man was discovered in an alleyway off Creggan Street.He was found to have significant injuries to his head and body, say police. Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan of Derry, Maydown MIT said: “The 35-year-old woman and 51-year-old man were arrested in the city earlier today on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.“I am continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the Creggan Street or Little Diamond area of the city late last night or early this morning and who witnessed anything or anyone who has any information that can assist with my investigation to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 244 of 25/11/18.“Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”Man and woman arrested on suspicion of murdering male in Derry was last modified: November 25th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CregganDerryPSNI
Health care in Chatham-Kent is preparing for a new delivery model that will see a greater integration between health-care providers in the community to better serve patients.On Saturday, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton and Chatham-Kent––Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls were joined by representatives of several health-care agencies to announce Chatham-Kent as one of the first 24 Ontario Health Teams in the province to provide a 24/7 navigation and care co-ordination for patients and families.“I know for many, especially patients left frustrated by a disconnected and fractured (health-care) system, today has felt like a long time coming,” Nicholls said. “This is an exciting time for health care in Ontario as we finally break down the long-standing barriers that have prevented care providers to work directly with each other to support patients throughout their health-care journey.”McNaughton said Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team steering committee presented a plan to the Ministry of Health, which was accepted.He said the way the government is moving forward on health care is through consultation.“The minister of health did not try to fit Chatham-Kent into some predetermined plan,” McNaughton said. Instead, the minister asked the steering committee “to design a plan for what makes sense to this community,” McNaughton added.Lori Marshall, co-chair of the local health team and president and CEO of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, said the year-one population identified are people 55 and over with some level of chronic disease or frailty that requires extra support.Noting many people need the services of multiple organizations, she said, “the focus is on system navigation.” “How do we help them move from one organization to another, make sure that that’s really seamless from the patient’s perspective?”McNaughton said the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health TEam will provide the means for a smooth hand-off between organizations.“Patients will be connected to the right service – introductions will be made, not referrals,” he said.Marshall described it as a “warm hand-off,” where the transition to another organization includes making sure the patient is connected.“We also recognize that lots of people don’t either need or want that additional support, so the onus is on us also to create tools so anyone of us can also navigate on our own if we choose that,” she said.Marshall said creating this integration, which is slated to be begin April 1, will include moving towards common forms and policies, along with the same vocabulary in “terms of how we refer to things so people don’t fall through the cracks.”Judy Gragtmans, the health team’s co-chair, is one of more than two-dozens patient advisers who participated in the process to create the local health team.“I know everyone here is focused on better and making it better,” she said.She appreciated the province making patient voices an integral part of developing health teams from the beginning.Gragtmans said the steering committee spent countless hours looking at ways to make health care better, including better transitions between agencies and improved communication.“We know that people are living longer with more complex health conditions and we simply can’t continue in the way we always have,” she said.The process also involves looking at different measures to improve local health care in other areas.Of the list of measures provided by the province, Marshall said “two things that stood out for us were around the number of people who come the emergency department who could be served elsewhere, who could be going to their primary health-care provider.“We also have a higher tendency to admit those patients to hospital, right now, versus in other parts of the province where people have some other outpatient ambulatory services to support those people,” she added.“This is definitely about reducing hallway health care.”email@example.com@Chathamnews
What will help you be a more effective loss prevention executive today and in the years ahead? There was no shortage of advice handed out at last week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas, and—being a giant trade show—most of it centered on strategies for approaching new security technology. Here are three tips that we heard again and again at the show.Even good habits can make you fall behind. In today’s rapidly changing retail and technology environments, a security strategy that made sense yesterday may not be the best solution today. Because of it, several experts presenting at ISC had the same advice as Eddy Collier, who is in charge of selecting surveillance technology for retail and casino areas at MGM Resorts International. “Don’t do what you’ve always done,” he warned. Another industry leader put it this way: “What got you’re here won’t get you there.”Collier cited the example of a PTZ camera going down. You could, of course, just replace it. But just because that was the smart choice before is no guarantee that it still is. Several experts at the conference advised to always revisit the original purpose for any device before replacing it. What problem was it trying to solve? Is the problem still there? Is the solution you had before still the best solution? Technology has simply moved too fast not to revisit core assumptions, they advised. Don’t be reflexive in such situations—be strategic. “What was that PTZ camera doing?” asked Collier. “If it was just to provide a general overview, why not throw a new 360 camera up there? Now you’ve got complete situational coverage at less cost.”- Sponsor – Solutions can be problems. When it comes to ensuring the security of the security products they sell, “vendors get a D in my book,” said Bill Bozeman, president and CEO of PSA Network, an organization comprised of more than 200 electronic security systems integrators. But vendors weren’t the only ones with fingers pointed in their direction at ISC West. Integrators were in the hot seat for, among other things, calling a system install complete when default passwords are still in place. And end users didn’t escape criticism. Most are inflexible with their mind made up on the product they want, integrators and vendors complained.What’s the lesson? It’s critical to evaluate the security of a security device as closely you do other criteria, such as compatibility, features, and price. Often, even basic security precautions are ignored in the manufacture and installation of security devices. Even though they are designed to protect you, connected security devices can create critical network vulnerabilities, and “you can’t allow your security solution to become a threat vector,” said Gavin Bortles, president of Kepler Networks, a network engineering services provider. So: 1) Pick your integrator carefully. 2) Demand vendors have a roadmap for the security of their products. 3) Watch out for yourself—because no one else is.Feature-rich is good, easy-to-use is imperative. Example: Despite its promise to boost store performance as well as cut shrink, not every loss prevention professional we heard at ISC West was singing the praises of business intelligence (BI) software. These solutions can be used narrowly—to watch transactions at a specific location by a cashier with numerous suspicious transactions—and more broadly to inform retail operations. Who is opening their store late? Where’s the customer traffic? That’s all good data, but some questioned whether it’s worth all the time it takes to train people how to use it.Time was a concern for Terra Walker, manager of LP & Investigations for Murphy USA, because it was a concern for her management. “My boss warned me that we can’t get something that was going to keep people in training.” In the end, however, they chose and rolled out BI software (3xLogic’s VIGIL Trends) to cover its 1,344 convenience store locations without any training at all for district managers—just a short instructional video. It also took no time at all for their loss prevention analysts to get up to speed and now they’re now solving more cases, more quickly. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
To streamline the process of removing discrepancies in the result of three-year and four-year undergraduate courses, Delhi University has notified a set of guidelines to be utilised for setting up a grievance redress mechanism.Following the guidelines, colleges affiliated to the university and its examination branches will perform evaluations free of glitches and bring in more transparency in the process. Colleges affiliated to DU have earlier faced several instances of errors and technical glitches.The guidelines asked students with complaints related to four-year undergraduate courses to submit their applications at their respective colleges. The principal of the college should then make the necessary college-level corrections. These will then be forwarded to the officer on special duty, examinations, at DU. For complaints related to internal assessment, “the principal of the respective college shall send the request for change in the internal assessment in the prescribed I A Change Request form.”For examinees who have been marked absent, “the applications shall be sent along with a copy of the seating plan and attendance sheet”. The process is the same for practical examinations. Only, the college will also have to send the “award list” maintained by it.Grievances related to the three-year programme will be forwarded to the office of officer on special duty (examinations) in case of North Campus colleges; South Campus colleges will forward their applications to DCE, South Campus. All FYUP-related grievances have to be registered at the North Campus.Delhi University Four Year undergraduate programme Part- I (II Semester ) Examination 2014 commenced in the first week of May. Admission process for UG courses for academic session 2014-15 will start on June 2 onwards.advertisement
@freelancersu My kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 4th grade teachers encouraged me to write. I still do! #ThanksForTheSpark— Herb’n Maid (@herbnmaid) August 14, 2014 My art teacher in highschool gave me every opportunity and encouragement to go beyond where I could’ve on my own #ThanksForTheSpark— Rebecca Overstreet (@RDOverstreet) August 13, 2014 Had it not been for a few very special people, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.People like Bayard Rustin, Sidney Hillman, and Frances Perkins inspired me to follow my passion and helped shape my values.I’ve always wanted to say thanks, so last week I did. And it felt good to finally say it.But I couldn’t believe the outpouring of responses we received from our members.Freelancers from across the country reaching out to each other, to their 4th grade teachers, famous authors, and their students — just to say simply, “Thanks for the Spark.”I was touched to see such gratitude.We all have those people who made a difference in our lives — and most of them will never know it. For our members, I’m glad to say that’s not the case.Here are some of my favorites:#ThanksForTheSpark Carol Peligian, the best teacher I ever had: http://t.co/p3uTreLV38 @freelancersu @parsonsadmiss— Brian Wood (@brianwood) August 18, 2014 Shout out to @justinkemerling, the first person I met dedicated to making design work for the greater good, full time. #ThanksForTheSpark— Kevin M. Fitzgerald (@kfitzfitz) August 15, 2014 Ms. Hands my high school art teacher. Believed in me, pushed me, & helped me build my college portfolio #thanksforthespark. <3— Stevie (@StevieNYC) August 14, 2014 Ms. Pamela Stith, Pomona Catholic High School - she put great novels in my hands, encouraged my writing & my snark so - #ThanksForTheSpark— citizenrobot (@citizenrobot) August 14, 2014 To the chap from the @salvationarmyuk who ended a school assembly with these five words – You Can Make A Difference. #ThanksForTheSpark— Clair R (@clair_rigby) August 15, 2014 @Sara_Horowitz #ThanksForTheSpark I think the person who inspired me to become a journalist was @ThePattiSmith.— Kat Friedrich (@eco_journalist) August 17, 2014 To Mr. Rick Powell, who in 7th grade told me my writing was something every time he read our assigned journal entries #ThanksForTheSpark— Carolina Longoria (@carocarocaro_) August 14, 2014 My 3rd gr tchr helped me love writing, my 8th gr tchr showed me what I could do with it, @SueCampbell_ pushed me. #ThanksForTheSpark— John Bray (@fishsticked) August 13, 2014**Who influenced you to follow your passion? It’s never too late to say #ThanksForTheSpark! **
FREDERICTON — Former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant will be stepping down as Liberal leader, and asking the party to organize a leadership convention.The Canadian Press has learned from sources close to Gallant that he intends to remain as Opposition leader until the party chooses a new head.An official announcement is expected Thursday.Gallant became leader in 2012, and premier in 2014 at the age of 32, but came up short in September’s provincial election.Gallant’s minority government was toppled two weeks ago in a confidence vote on the throne speech, and Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs and his minority government were sworn-in last week.On his last day in office, Gallant said if he was to quit as leader, he would remain as MLA for his riding of Shediac Bay-Dieppe.Donald Wright, a political scientist at the University of New Brunswick, says ideally the new Liberal leader will be someone from outside the party who can bring new ideas and new energy, and not be associated with the last four years.The Canadian Press