Bartician jailed, fined $16M for narco trafficking

first_imgTroy Van Doimen (red shirt)Troy Van Doimen, of Lot 51 Fifth Avenue, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), was on Monday afternoon sentenced to four years in prison and fined $16 million after he pleaded guilty to a charge of narcotics trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The 46-year-old man appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where he admitted that on October 22, he was found to be in possession of 14.61 kilograms of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution revealed that on the day in question, Police Officers acting on information received, searched the man’s home where several bags containing leaves, seeds and stems were found. They were later identified as the illegal substance.The discovery was brought to the defendant’s attention, he was told of the offence and cautioned, at which point he admitted to ownership of the drug.The items were weighed and turned out to be 14.61 kg of cannabis.In court, Doimen told Magistrate McLennan that he did not wish to waste the court’s time and as such, he wanted to plead guilty. However, he did request a minimum sentence.He also told the Magistrate that the marijuana did not belong to him, but was given to him for safekeeping.However, the Police revealed that the defendant admitted ownership of the drug when he was being taken to the Bartica Police Station on the day of the incident.As such, McLennan handed down the sentence.last_img read more

Teen Hailed as Hero after Saving Co-Workers Stabbed by Robber

first_imgOn Sunday, September 9, 2018 Cobb County Police Explorer Corporal Mario Alexander, 17-years-old, was instrumental in saving a life at a local Target store in Marietta, Georgia. Corporal Alexander is an employee of the local retail establishment, and when he observed that two fellow employees had been stabbed and cut by an escaped robber he rushed to their assistance. When he saw that one of his team members was bleeding profusely from a wound in his arm, Alexander used the materials at his disposal to create a tourniquet and stem the flow of blood from a deep stab wound. He then moved to the next team member and applied gauze and direct pressure to a neck wound. He continued to check on both of his fellow employees until medical personnel and police officers arrived on scene to take over.Corporal Alexander credits the training he has received as a Cobb County Police Explorer for preparing him for this event. Among the various training they receive regarding police work in general, Explorers also receive specific training on applying tourniquets to wounds that might otherwise result in massive amounts of blood loss and possibly death. Although he was without the proper field tourniquet (equipment issued to most first responders), Corporal Alexander used his training to improvise and create a tourniquet using the materials he had on him while at work, in this case his work shirt. He continued to assist once first responders arrived by removing his improvised tourniquet as a more proper field tourniquet was applied by the first responding Marietta Police Officer.The Cobb County Police Department and our partners at Marietta Police Department thank Corporal Alexander for his quick thinking and would like to recognize him for putting to use the knowledge he has gained from the Cobb County Police Explorer program. His actions more than exemplify our commitment and dedication to public safety.   [Source: Action News Jax]- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Prognosis excellent for hospital and diagnostic wearables

first_imgFollow the Puck Donal Power Tags:#health#hospitals#IoT#Lux Research#wearables Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Digital health solutions like diagnostic wearables are ushering in a revolution in medical specializations and the sharing of health information, according to a new study.The report by Lux Research said that advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) will allow health systems of the future to use wearables and other digital technology to discover connections and common solutions between many diverse medical conditions.“Digital health solutions will transform medicine, using data to help manage several conditions that on the surface may seem very different from one another,” said Noa Ghersin, lead author of Lux Research’s report, ‘A Byte a Day: How Digital Health Redraws Health Care and Uncovers Opportunities.’IoT technology is among emerging digital technology that is enabling a unified approach to information sharing and diagnosis. This is creating synergies up to now unattainable by the current healthcare system which impedes knowledge sharing because it is structured in silos around specific illnesses.“The ability to track and gain insight into new streams of information marks a pivotal shift in how clinical decisions will be made,” said Ghersin.Cardiovascular health wearables already transformativeCardiovascular care is one area where wearables are proving transformative in the healthcare system. Consumer wearable devices, some resembling simple band-aids, allow tracking of calorie intake, smoking habits and heart rate. There are even wearables capable of restoring normal heart rhythm by delivering an electrical shock.The report also concluded that there is no fully mature diagnostic technology for any of the medical conditions examined in the study. This provides an opportunity for developers of new IoT diagnostic technology to capitalize on. Specifically wearable tech could replace current digital diagnostics that rely on mobile phone hardware to perform disease-specific analysis using non-specific data, such as images or sounds, for such illnesses as hearing loss, skin cancer and diarrhoeal disease,Lux’s research created a framework that examined six major facets of digital health that found over 65 unique connections between 12 seemingly unrelated conditions with a wide range of symptoms, severity levels and causes.center_img Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…last_img read more

4 Questions You Should be Asking as You Prep Your Mobile Strategy for 2014

first_imgWhat tasks will be performed on the device? Companies need to weigh the long-term pros and cons of device decisions. While some devices might be best suited to one environment (i.e., multimedia display in the field), other devices may better support other areas of the business (i.e., back-office work, document creation). Will we strictly issue company devices or permit a bring-your- own-device (BYOD) environment? How will this decision affect data and network security?Opens in a new window How will it affect the usability of existing and future software purchases in need of support on multiple operating systems? Where should we locate our data? How sensitive is the data being used? Does local storage of information on the device make sense to improve performance and offline availability, or is the data better suited to the cloudOpens in a new window for security reasons? As industry experts roll out their end-of-year retrospectives and their predictions for 2014, one thing is obvious:  mobile will continue to have a significantly disruptive effect on business in the upcoming year. Forbes recently predictedOpens in a new window that in 2014, businesses will be “putting remote wipe and encryption software on personal devices, as well as mobile virtual workspaces that separate work data in a separate, encrypted area on a user’s personal device;” and  dealing with blurred boundaries as “employees complete work during evening and weekend hours, as well as on vacation.” As you examine your organization’s 2013 internal mobile projects and prepare for 2014, what are the questions you should be asking yourself? The analysts at IDC Health Insights offer the following guidelines:With mobility now a core attribute of IT strategy rather than an optional add-on, there are many best practices and key areas of concern that companies need to contemplate when approaching their mobility strategies. Important questions that companies need to ask themselves include: center_img How long must the battery last per charge? Will the device be used by people with regular access to electrical outlets, or must the battery last from 8 hours to 12 hours per charge for employees out in the field? In addition to these questions, one of the most important topics that companies need to address is mobile device management. Companies are integrating mobile capabilities into all aspects of the business, and as the business mobilizes its employees, and more importantly, their data, the ability to remotely secure, lock/unlock, and wipe data from a mobile device will become critically important to corporate security and protection of data covered. IDC Health Insights expects investment in remote mobile device managementOpens in a new window and security software to experience significant uplift over the next few years.In the comments section, tell us: Which mobile trends do you predict will have a disruptive impact on business in 2014?Want more information on mobile trends? Check out the attached IDC Health Insights’ whitepaper on mobility in the life sciences industry.For more information from Intel’s IT Center and conversations on enterprise tablets click on the Hashtags below:   #ITCenterOpens in a new window #InsideTabletsOpens in a new windowlast_img read more

Jamaicans can Fill Specialist Posts at Alpart – PM

first_img “In my meeting with Chairman Chen Chunming of Jiquan Iron &Steel (Group) Company Limited (JISCO)… it became clear to me that the company understands the need for local employment,” he said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says he expects that Jamaican workers will be afforded every opportunity to take up highly skilled positions at the new ALPART/JISCO Alumina Refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth. Story Highlights Mr. Holness assured the new owners that all the high technology and high human resource capabilities required “can be found right here in Jamaica”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says he expects that Jamaican workers will be afforded every opportunity to take up highly skilled positions at the new Alpart/JISCO Alumina Refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth.In giving the keynote address at the official opening of the facility on June 21, Mr. Holness said it is the intention of the Government to ensure that Jamaican workers are adequately trained to take up these high-skill jobs.“In my meeting with Chairman Chen Chunming of Jiuquan Iron &Steel (Group) Company Limited (JISCO)… it became clear to me that the company understands the need for local employment,” he said.“I want to assure Chairman Chen that we understand the need for high-calibre human resources to operate this plant. We operated this plant for decades before and quite efficiently I might add. We know how to do it and we have the capabilities here locally,” he noted.Mr. Holness assured the new owners that all the high technology and high human resource capabilities required “can be found right here in Jamaica”.He cited specialist welders, persons who deal with specialist equipment as well as highly skilled engineers as some of the workers that can be trained to fill top positions.“In the initial stages, we understand that you will have to bring the experts from China to work alongside our own local labour to develop the expertise here. In the long run, it will be the best economic decision to employ local workers,” he pointed out.He noted that under the Housing, Opportunities, Production and Employment (HOPE) framework, the Government has developed an employment strategy “that will see the alignment of our young people leaving school through a system of apprenticeship and national service that will not only develop the necessary skills but more importantly, the necessary attitude that will help to bridge the cultural gaps that may exist between our two countries.”last_img read more