GOL Prosecutors from Specialized Training

first_imgA team of criminal investigators and prosecutors from the Liberian government has returned home after a week-long specialized investigative techniques training workshop on Transnational Organized Crimes Investigations in West Africa.  The workshop took place in Accra, Ghana at the West Africa Regional Training Center.A Ministry of Justice press release says the workshop was aimed at training criminal investigators and prosecutors in the use of specialized investigative techniques needed to effectively probe trans-national organized criminal activities.Trans-national organized crimes, include drug trafficking, human trafficking, diamond smuggling, forgery, cigarette smuggling, money laundering, arms trafficking, oil bunkering (theft and illegal export) and internet fraud.Investigators were trained in the specific skills needed to successfully conduct controlled deliveries and undercover meetings, including eliciting cooperation from a violator, preparing for and conducting a controlled delivery, preparing for an undercover meeting, use and handling of informants, establishing an undercover identity, surveillance and other techniques.The Liberian delegation led by Assistant Justice Minister for Taxation, Cllr. Aaron B. Kparkillen, included Cllr. Daku Mulbah, County Attorney, Montserrado County and Cllr. Serena F. Galawulo, Senior Legal Counsel. Other members were Officer Siafa Sheriff, Officer Richard Karyea, Bureau of Customs & Excise, Liberia Revenue Authority, Officer Lawrence Saydee, Transnational Crime Unit, Bureau of Immigration & Naturalization, Officer Jerry Kaine, Transnational Crime Unit, Liberia National Police, and Officer Momoh K. Ndorbor, Transnational Crimes Unit, Drug Enforcement Agency.Cllr. Kparkillen has expressed profound gratitude to the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. State Department, Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs for the training opportunity. He gave the assurance that the training will be utilized appropriately in the best interest of the Government of Liberia.The training was sponsored and conducted by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Monrovia and the Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs who selected participants from the West African states of Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria with approval from their respective heads of institutions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We had a few problems with test weight but it has only been a few guys. Wheat has been averaging around 60 bushels and mostly the test weight has been good. There was quite a bit of straw out there.We didn’t want the rain before, but now we need it. We are getting pretty dry. Last week some places got an inch to an inch and a half and we had some places that didn’t get any. There is a chance of rain tomorrow and another chance this weekend so hopefully we get some out of that. About two weeks ago it switched over to a dry pattern, right before it got really hot and humid. The shorter corn on top of the hills is starting to roll a little. The early-planted corn has not really been affected yet. I think it has a better root system on it.We are done with the first cutting of hay but we have a little bit of custom work to do. Some guys are done with second cutting if they have alfalfa out, but the guys with a lot of grass hay out will probably finish up their first cutting this week. I’ve baled first cutting before at the end of August.There are some bare spots in the corn fields where it just didn’t come up from the wet weather. One neighbor has some corn ready to tassel and then some that is knee high too. I feel like corn chopping season is going to be a long one this year because they will have the early corn to get off and then they’ll have to wait a while for the rest of it. There are some beans above knee high and starting to canopy and there are some beans three or four inches tall. There are some guys still putting their first bean crop in this week.We are getting the cover crop seeded into the corn right now. We go through with a three-point spreader on the back of the tractor. The last of the corn is still short enough that we can get over it with that. If we can’t inter-seed the corn we will just take the corn off a little wetter and seed rye in the fall.Today it is getting close to 90 and then it is supposed to cool back off a little bit in the middle of the week.last_img read more

Berkman Plans Digital Public Library of America

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… “We’re grateful to Berkman for coordinating this historic effort to create a Digital Public Library of America and to fulfill the vision of an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that draws on the nation’s living heritage to educate, inform and empower everyone in this and future generations.”The Berkman Center is well known for its research into online topics, including filtering and aspects of online tyranny. The project’s Steering Committee is made up of library and foundation leaders. They plan to announced the schedule early next year, which promises to announce a full slate of activities in early 2011. Among their tasks will be to gather a group of partners that will include public and research library reps, cultural organizations, members of government and industry and authors and publishers. The first meeting will be led by the official United States Archivist, David Ferriero. It will be followed by a host of meetings and workshops over the next year. The steering committee includes Berkman co-director John Palfrey; Charles Henry, President of the Council on Library and Information Resources; Stanford University’s Ida M. Green University Librarian and Director of Academic Information Resources Michael Keller; and Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress.With the Internet and e-readers, the question might arise “Why do we even need a digital public library?” David Rothman, founder of TeleRead and long-time proponent of such a project, makes the case ably in a November essay in The Atlantic. “Knowledge is the common property of mankind.” Thomas Jefferson curt hopkins Harvard Law‘s Berkman Center for Internet and Society has announced a “research and planning initiative” to construct and open a so-called digital public library. With the backing of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant, Berkman will bring together a large group to help “define the scope, architecture, costs and administration” of an online library of unusual scope. Doron Weber, Vice President of the Sloan Foundation sketched the scope of the project. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts center_img Tags:#E-Books#E-Learning#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “(T)here is one thing I currently cannot do with my Kindle despite all the sizzle in the commercials–read public library books. Local libraries do not use the Kindle format for their electronic collections, relying instead on rival standards used by Sony Readers and certain other devices.”In short, those who own one type of reader or another can only buy a miniscule number of the books libraries contain. And anyone who isn’t rolling in money can’t even buy many of those. A DPL would solve both those problems, extending the joy of reading into a host of devices at no cost to the users. A professor of mine once complained about his latest crop of students. “There has never been a generation more capable of finding data nor less capable of understanding it.” Whether that’s true or not this is: Books provide the context for making sense of data. A digital public library would extend the reading of books to most people in all places in the U.S.Other sources: the super-ultra-mega awesome Resource Shelf A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Spence dominates Peterson to retain IBF welterweight title

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Lady Altas win third straight, dumps Lady Bombers “I want to thank Lamont Peterson,” Spence said. “A lot of guys did turn down the fight and he took it, like a real warrior. I commend him for that.”While Spence has been tipped as a future pound-for-pound king, he says he’s got plenty of room for improvement.“I still can improve a lot on my defence,” he said. “I just have to keep perfecting my skills and keep progressing. You’re going to see a better Errol Spence next time I get in the ring.”Spence is hoping to showcase his improved skills against Keith Thurman, holder of two welterweight belts who has been sidelined since out-pointing Danny Garcia last March because of elbow surgery.“Everybody knows I’ve been waiting on ‘Sometimes’ Thurman,” Spence said, a poke at Thurman’s “One Time” nickname. “Since I was 15-0 I’ve been calling this guy out and he keeps making excuses. Let’s get it on.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding On the undercard, IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. remained unbeaten with a split-decision victory over Javier Fortuna.Easter’s title wasn’t at stake after Fortuna failed to make weight on Friday. But Dominican southpaw Fortuna made things awkward for the 26-year-old champion with his counter-punching style.Easter was largely unable to use his superior height and reach, but the point deducted from Fortuna early in the bout for repeated blows to the back of Easter’s head proved costly.One ringside judge scored it 114-113 to Easter, another saw it 114-113 for Fortuna and a third made it 115-112 for Easter — who heard a few boos as the results were read out.“The fans are booing because I didn’t get the knockout,” said Easter, who improved to 21-0 with 14 knockouts while Fortuna fell to 33-2 with one drawn and 23 knockouts.“It was tough,” Easter said. “He was sitting back, trying to counter-punch. He really wasn’t throwing nothing. That made it difficult for me to keep chasing this guy around.“But we got the ‘W’. That’s all that matters.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Spence, making his first defence of the title he seized from Britain’s Kell Brook in May, dominated from the opening bell at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, pummelling Peterson with combinations to the head and body.He sent former two-time world champion Peterson to the canvas in the fifth round with a combination that included a left hook to the head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBoth of Peterson’s eyes were swelling shut by the seventh round, and as the bell sounded to start the eighth Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter called for it to be stopped by referee Harvey Dock.Dock waved the fight off at one second into the eighth round. NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 20: Errol Spence punches Lamont Peterson during their IBF Welterweight title fight at the Barclays Center on January 20, 2018 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout on Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight world title.Spence strengthened his reputation as one of the best of boxing’s rising stars, scoring his 10th straight win inside the distance as he improved to 23-0 with 20 knockouts.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Star on high morale going into playoffs after ‘test of character’ win

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “Of course the team’s morale is really high right now especially after a win like this,” said Lee who finished with 18 points, five rebounds, and two steals.READ: Star outlasts Alaska in OT thriller FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“That’s what coach Chito [Victolero] said, that we need these kinds of games going into the playoffs because this was a test of our character.”Star outscored Alaska 46-21 in the final 17 minutes of play and three of which came off Lee’s booming triple from 40 feet out to give the Hotshots a 97-93 lead with 1:32 left in overtime. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast For Lee, though, a three from such distance was no fluke.“I was focused on the game and I was confident on my shot because I always practice that,” said Lee. “I knew how far that was, I do that every time in practice. When the shot clock is winding down and you need to take those kinds of shots.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games PBA IMAGESStar guard Paul Lee said Wednesday said the Hotshots are going into the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs on a cloud nine after finishing the eliminations with a league-best 9-2 record.The Hotshots earned their ninth win in a comeback victory over an Alaska side that led by as much as 21 points, 73-52, at the end of the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT SMB, Star stay in top-2 hunt BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more