Governors Response on recent Police Allegations

first_img Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Oct 2014 – The Police have recently been in the headlines… and not always as the officers arresting suspects of crime, but actually being suspects charged for the crime. As many as four cases of alleged brutality, one which led to the suspension of officer Chovell McPhee; and the other for five counts of arson also suspended an officer; Mikhail Hinson allegedly committing that unbelievable act which destroyed a police cruiser. Some say that alleged arson came as an offshoot of internal problems between police. Then with two teenagers near Clement Howell High School; where a 17 year old is charged with striking a police officer and is alleging to himself have been beaten up by the police… with a 15 year old shouting expletives in a concerning demonstration of disrespect for these authorities. We asked the Governor, who is not only the Queen’s man on the ground, but the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister responsible for National Security; what is going on? He said, QUOTE. Some of these cases are under review at the moment, so it’s not appropriate fro me to comment on the specific details. Obviously, it’s worrying and I hope that the people in charge of the police force, the commissioner, whom I have confidence with, will get to the bottom of it and his senior team will be able to resolve these issues. QUOTE.He says he will not micromanage… and we asked him about training; tactical and emotional training for these members who in some views seem ill-equipped. He said, QUOTE. I think they are, in any organization of any size, 200 to 300, sometimes you are going to get a problem, in terms of training. QUOTE. More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Related Items:governor peter beckingham, police brutality, royal turks and caicos police force Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp DR wants consulate office in TCIlast_img read more

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New eclipsing cataclysmic variable discovered

first_img Cataclysmic variables (CVs) are binary star systems consisting of a white dwarf and a normal star companion. They irregularly increase in brightness by a large factor, then drop back down to a quiescent state. Polars are a subclass of cataclysmic variables, distinguished from other CVs by the presence of a very strong magnetic field in their white dwarfs.Although over 140 polars have been detected to date, only 33 of them have been identified as eclipsing systems. Hence, every new addition to the still relatively short list of eclipsing polars is very important for creating a reliable sample of such objects. Building a larger database of these systems would offer astronomers more opportunities to study magnetic accretion in binaries.Now, a group of astronomers led by Hannes Breytenbach of South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town, South Africa, reports the finding of a new magnetic CV, which they believe is a synchronized polar. The discovery was made using the recently commissioned MASTER-SAAO telescope, which identified the new object as a transient source. Follow-up observations provided more insights into the nature of this source.”Here, we report on the discovery of a new eclipsing cataclysmic variable from the MASTER-SAAO optical transient survey, MASTER OT J061451.70–272535.5 (hereafter J0614–27),” the researchers wrote in the paper.The astronomers found that MASTER OT J061451.70–272535.5 eclipses with a period of 2.08 hours. The eclipse light curve of this system showcases a peculiar morphology as observations show an initial dip, where the object’s brightness drops to about 50 percent of the pre-eclipse level before gradually increasing again in brightness. Afterward, the second rapid ingress is observed, where the brightness drops by around 60 to 80 percent, what is followed by a more gradual decrease to zero flux.The authors of the paper concluded that a light curve with such characteristics is result of an initial obscuration of the accretion hot-spot on the magnetic white dwarf by the accretion stream. This is followed by an eclipse of both the hot spot and the partially illuminated stream by the red dwarf donor star.According to the study, the white dwarf in the system has a radius of about 0.012 solar radii, and a mass between 0.5 and 0.86 solar masses. The red dwarf donor star is approximately five times smaller and six times less massive than our sun. The stars are separated from each other by about 3.25 AU.All in all, the researchers note that the properties of MASTER OT J061451.70–272535.5 suggest that it is a synchronized polar. “The spectral features, along with the structure of the light curve, suggest MASTER OT J061451.70–272535.5 is a new magnetic cataclysmic variable, most likely of the synchronized polar subclass,” the paper reads.Given that many aspects of the nature of MASTER OT J061451.70–272535.5 remain to be investigated, especially its evolutionary status, magnetic field structure and accretion flow, the authors of the study propose further multi-wavelength observations of this system. Explore further Using the Mobile Astronomical System of Telescope-Robots (MASTER), an international team of astronomers has detected a new eclipsing cataclysmic variable. The newfound object, designated MASTER OT J061451.70–272535.5, is most likely of the polar subclass. The finding is detailed in a paper published January 9 on arXiv.org. © 2019 Science X Network Astronomers identify new asynchronous short period polar The on-sky instrument field-of-view in equatorial J2000 coordinates for the photometric data collected on MASTER OT J061451.70–272535.5 from the SAAO. Image credit: Breytenbach et al., 2019. More information: H. Breytenbach et al. Discovery, observations and modelling of a new eclipsing polar: MASTER OT J061451.70-272535.5. arXiv:1901.02669 [astro-ph.SR]. arxiv.org/abs/1901.02669 Citation: New eclipsing cataclysmic variable discovered (2019, January 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-eclipsing-cataclysmic-variable.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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JSPL starts Indias largest billet caster plant in Odisha

first_imgJindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Wednesday commissioned the country’s largest billet caster plant at Angul in Odisha.The billet caster plant, which would cast molten steel into semis of various sizes and shapes, would help the company to produce various long products used in construction sector. “We have commissioned India’s largest capacity billet caster plant in Angul within a record time of one year; setting yet another benchmark in the country,” JSPL’s Managing Director and Group CEO Ravi Uppal said in a statement.JSPL has a 2.5 mtpa steel making capacity at Angul and the company plans to raise it to six mtpa.Commissioning of the billet caster plant would enable JSPL to produce long products in addition to flat products already produced at the Angul plant.last_img read more

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Amit Shahs rally Mamata says all permissions have been given

first_imgKolkata: Chief Mamata Banerjee said the BJP is circulating false news over the state government’s denial to give permission to hold rallies for BJP’s national president Amit Shah in Bengal.Before leaving for North Bengal, the Chief Minister said the state government has given all the necessary permission to hold rallies. “BJP is circulating fake news. We have given every permission. The police have asked to shift the site where a temporary helipad is to come up. Only the place of landing has been changed for safety and security reasons. They have asked for permission at different places and we have given all the permissions,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe West Bengal police in its Twitter handle mentioned: “Some media is incorrectly showing that police is not giving permission for Amit Shah’s meetings which the party have applied for in different districts. This is incorrect. The matter is being processed and no objection is being given.” It further stated: “Some problem from security point of view are there for construction of helipads which is also cleared from security angle at appropriate places.” The rallies come close on the heels of a mega public meeting organised in Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground by the Trinamool Congress in which all top Opposition leaders from across the country were present.last_img read more

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Why BigName Investors Like Mark Cuban Are Disrupting the Legal Profession

first_imgOctober 30, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free It does not seem an obvious or exciting industry for big-name investors. But, some of the most famous entrepreneurs — now including billionaire Mark Cuban — are putting their money into disrupting the legal profession.Related: 10 Things Mark Cuban Says to Do With Your MoneyWhether it is automating tasks, fighting parking tickets or giving consumers better access to justice, legaltech companies are close to raising $1 billion in funding in 2018, in contrast to $233 million in 2017.The cash flowing to the industry is hitting new heights, but the profile of entrepreneurs backing transformation in the $600-billion legal industry is also growing. Mavericks owner and Shark Tank investor Cuban revealed to me he made an investment (he would not disclose the amount) in a so-called access to justice technology company. Paladin, which streamlines pro bono management, recently partnered with Dentons — the largest law firm in the world by headcount — to help users discover pro bono opportunities without having to seek them out themselves. The need for technology to help solve legal problems was highlighted in one report that found that 86 percent of civil legal problems among low-income Americans fail to achieve adequate legal redress.In this vein, Cuban’s investment in Paladin is designed to streamline pro bono management providing legal help for millions that will not otherwise have access to justice.Cuban told me in an email: “What impressed me about Paladin’s team is that they’re applying a business framework to an important social problem. With Paladin, lawyers can work on issues they’re passionate about and teams can leverage pro bono to build their businesses. It’s an important mission that I’m proud to be part of.”Related: What Mark Cuban Learned From His 6 Biggest FailuresEndorsement from high-profile investors is causing waves in an industry that has previously shunned the limelight, and innovation. This attitude has helped propagate inefficient and costly ways of working. Suddenly, lawyers are watching legal tech companies raise investment like the leading startups of Silicon Valley.In another landmark investment, Justin Kan, co-founder of livestreaming service Twitch, raised $65 million earlier this year for his year-old legal startup Atrium. The company uses a team of lawyers, engineers and business operations experts to supply companies with their legal needs in a more predictable and cost-efficient way.Discussing the need for investment to break new boundaries in getting legal deals done faster, he told Forbes: “This was a problem I’d seen in my own experiences, where all these parts around legal were like a blocker to what I wanted to do, and the legal bills felt like Russian roulette. It’s almost like a tax you have as a business owner. That’s why I wanted to attack this problem.”In particular, there has been an increase in investment as the number of legal AI companies has increased by 65 percent in the past year. Investment in legal AI companies in 2018 has already reached $355 million — with cash earmarked to boost capabilities and meet a growing demand among legal professionals to do high-volume and mundane legal work faster and more accurately.Related: 10 Lawyers-Turned-Entrepreneurs Creating a Revolution in LawThis has attracted high-profile investors including tech billionaire Mike Lynch, an investor in Luminance, a startup that uses artificial technology to aid law firms with the complex process of due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Best known for starting Autonomy, sold to Hewlett-Packard in an $11 billion deal, Lynch told Business Insider that the use of artificial intelligence in the legal field “is like seeing a steam engine for the first time. What this is is probably an example of what’s going to be changing a lot of things. If you can get machine technology to be reading contracts, it’s going to be changing a lot of the world around us … you’re seeing the beginning of a new age.”Eden Shochat, a partner at Aleph VC whose portfolio includes co-working giant WeWork, website builder Wix, and insurance tech leader Lemonade, recently invested in LawGeex (the company I work for), which uses AI to end the bottleneck of getting business deals being signed.However, as he points out in a recent Medium blog — in a point echoed by other investors in legal — there is still a long way to go for the profession to catch up with other industries. Shochat says, “If you compare the legal industry to the tech investments made by the financial industry, you will understand the vast opportunity. JPMorgan’s 2017 revenue was $94 billion, and they spent an astounding $9.5 billion on technology. That is more than 10 percent of their revenue and over 10 times more spend on tech than the legal industry.”In another example of the game-changing nature of such technology, Joshua Browder’s DoNotPay legal bot gained $1.1 million in seed funding, led by one of the most important venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz. Originally begun as a parking ticket appeal site, this cash has allowed the company to recently launch an iOS app which advertises that it can be used to “sue anyone by pressing a button.” It is focused on empowering individuals to sue corporations using technology to strip away complex bureaucracy.For the entrepreneurs, having the backing of big-name investors is sending an important signal to the profession that change is on the way. Kristen Sonday, co-founder of Paladin, told me in an email, “While a challenge initially, we’re grateful to have found incredible investors who are passionate about Paladin’s mission to increase access to justice. Thankfully, impact investing in the space is becoming more prevalent, but being on the frontier is never easy.” Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min readlast_img read more

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