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first_img– for final planning session on establishment of women’s shelterLinden Mayor Waneka Arrindell has departed Guyana for Arizona, United States, to attend the final planning conference for the establishment of a women’s shelter and two community centres in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Arrindell left Guyana on Monday for the discussion, which will be centred on the plans for construction of the facilities.Last year, the Mayor had announced that the US Armed Forces Southern Command (New Horizons) will be pursuing the initiative in collaboration with the Guyana Government. The engineers were expected to commence construction in January as part of “Exercise New Horizon 2019”.The women’s shelter is expected to cater for abused women seeking assistanceLinden Mayor Waneka Arrindellwhile the community centres are to be built at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie and Blueberry Hill, Wismar. Both will have recreational spaces for the young people in the various communities.The Mayor had attended a similar meeting in Arizona last May, which saw discussion on land acquisition and design of the buildings.As part of community development initiatives, Arrindell, through the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC), is also currently seeking twinning opportunities with Stonecrest, Georgia and Newark, New Jersey and visited both towns in September 2018.While she recently noted that there has been no official response on these plans, she will head to Newark for a follow-up prior to her return to Guyana.last_img read more

first_imgQPR chief executive Philip Beard has insisted that Loic Remy did not join the club for financial reasons.Striker Remy opted to sign for Rangers from Marseille this week rather than move to Newcastle, who were also interested in him.Remy initially declined to even meet with Harry Redknapp when the R’s boss recently travelled to France to see him.But QPR were always optimistic the 26-year-old could be persuaded to sign for them.“This move isn’t motivated by money,” Beard declared on Rangers’ website.“Loic has a passion and desire to achieve in his career and similar to [Julio] Cesar, he wanted to be part of our project.“We know we haven’t achieved our goals so far this season, but he wanted to come in and help us build for the future.”Click here for today’s QPR quizSee also:Remy cleared to make debut at West HamWe’re not convinced QPR have made a good signing in 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Chrome & Keep My Opt-OutsFor its part, Google has announced Keep My Opt-Outs, its stab at addressing the new FTC suggestions. Keep My Opt Outs is a Chrome extension that enables you to opt out permanently from ad tracking cookies.Unlike the Firefox solution that uses the HTTP header, Chrome’s answer does rely on cookies and ad networks. But the extension does address the problem that you face when and if you ever clear your browser’s cookies – that you lose all your customized settings, including any site you’ve opted out of. The new extension for Chrome will keep that opt-out permanently. There are also granular controls for cookies in Chrome, and Google says it’s modified its browser’s incognito mode to ensure that all cookies, including “Flash cookies” can be blocked. Once you download the extension, you can check your privacy settings here.Privacy: The New Browser BattleMicrosoft unveiled its plans for a “Do Not Track” feature for IE9 back in December, shortly after the FTC made its announcement about online privacy. So arguably, Mozilla and Google are both playing catch up to Microsoft here. In a statement, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz praised the moves, “Mozilla’s initiative is to be commended. It recognizes that consumers want a choice about who is tracking their movements online, and it’s a first step toward giving consumers choice about who will have access to their data. It also signals that Do Not Track options are technically feasible.” The response to Google’s announcement, however, seemed less favorable. In fact, The New York Times cites an FTC spokesperson saying, “We’re pleased that Google is engaged in the process, but Mozilla and Microsoft are clearly steps ahead.”Image credits: Flickr user mollybob Tags:#Browsers#NYT#privacy#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… When the Federal Trade Commission announced late last year that it was investigating ways to protect consumers’ privacy, it suggested a “Do Not Track” option for every browser. This would give users the ability to opt out of online advertising – an effort akin to the “Do Not Call” registry, from that bygone era where solicitations came via the phone rather than pop-up ads.In response, both Mozilla and Google have announced changes to their respective browsers todays, with the addition of “Do Not Track” features for Firefox and Chrome.Firefox & “Do Not Track”According to Global Privacy and Public Policy Leader at Mozilla, Alex Fowler, the new Firefox feature will allow users to set a preference that will broadcast their desire to opt out of ad-based tracking. This will be signalled via a Do Not Track HTTP header with every page view or click they make. “We believe the header-based approach has the potential to be better for the web in the long run because it is a clearer and more universal opt-out mechanism than cookies or blacklists.”Fowler says that this effort is an improvement on cookie-based solutions as it’s more persistent and doesn’t require a user loading lists of ad networks and advertisers for it to work.The challenge, of course, with the header is that it requires both the browser and websites to recognize and implement the opt-out. “Mozilla recognizes the chicken and egg problem,” says Fowler, “and we are taking the step of proposing that this feature be considered for upcoming releases of Firefox.”last_img read more

first_imgBOSTON — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight.But one of them was Lawrence Cherono, the fastest man in the field. And he used every bit of his speed.Cherono outkicked Lelisa Desisa in a sprint to the tape, passing him just steps away from the finish line to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 7 minutes 57 seconds on Monday, claiming his first major victory.Lawrence Cherono, of Kenya, holds the trophy after winning the 123rd Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)Desisa, the Ethiopian who won the 2013 race that was marred by the finish line bombing and claimed a second victory in ’15, eased up after realizing he was beaten and finished 2 seconds back. Kenneth Kipkemoi was third, another 8 seconds behind, one of seven Kenyans in the top 10.Worknesh Degefa broke away from defending champion Des Linden and the rest of the women’s pack in the Framingham flats and ran alone for the last 20 miles to her first victory in a major marathon. The 28-year-old Ethiopian finished in 2:23:31 to become the eighth Ethiopian woman to win the race and the third in seven years.Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat was second, reducing a gap of more than two minutes to 42 seconds at the finish. American Jordan Hasay was third and Linden was fifth.One year after an icy rain and a near-gale headwind resulted in the slowest winning times in four decades, race organizers again prepared for the foul New England weather. But overnight thunderstorms moved on before the runners left Hopkinton; the sun even made an appearance about halfway through.Linden took advantage of last year’s storm to splash her way to the first win for an American woman since 1985.But with conditions back to normal, so were the results: East Africans from Kenya and Ethiopia dominating the podiums.A field of 30,000 runners followed the elites, ditching their trash bags and ponchos on the Hopkinton Green before embarking on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square. It’s the first time the race has been run on April 15 since the 2013 attacks; officials planned a ceremony at 2:49 p.m. to honor those killed or maimed by the two pressure cooker bombs that exploded near the finish line.Daniel Romanchuk, 20, became the youngest-ever men’s wheelchair champion in Boston. He finished in 1:21:36 for the fastest time ever for an American.Manuela Schar won the women’s wheelchair race for the second time, adding it to her titles in in Berlin, Chicago, New York and Tokyo. If she wins in London in two weeks, she will have swept the World Marathon Major series.“I was just really happy that the weather turned out to be actually really nice,” said Schar, who set a course record in 2017. “When we drove to that starting line, it looked really really bad and I was worried because last year was still in our heads, and I had a really bad experience last year. Today I would say (was) unfinished business.”By: Jimmy Golen, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgMr. Speaker, I am here today firstly because of the blessings of Almighty God with whom all things are possible. And, I fervently pray for his continued mercy and wisdom.Let me thank Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller for her quality leadership, optimism about our future, and unquestionable commitment to creating an environment that enables the Jamaican people to be the best that they can be. I am also grateful for her continuing confidence in my capacity to lead the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development as we complete the transformation of Local Government that was started so many years ago.I would like to recognize the presence of members of my family who have always been there for me – through thick and thin. To the extent that I am able to meet the unending demands of public life is due in no small part to their sacrifice.It is a most fulfilling experience to work with and for the people of Clarendon South West: my Councillors, my Constituency Executive, Cluster Managers, Youth Leaders, Women Groups, NGOs, the Ministers Fraternal, the Educators, and other stakeholders for the progress and development of the constituency. They are well represented here today.I want to especially salute Minister of State, the Honourable Colin Fagan. His quiet counsel and loyal support have been invaluable in putting our various projects on a successful path.Mr. Robert Rainford, the Permanent Secretary, ably leads a committed and patriotic staff. Over the past year, the synergies, the level of motivation and the output of the staff clearly reflect his leadership.With each passing day, I become more indebted to my personal staff, including my security team, who continue to allow me to tax to the utmost their seemingly boundless reserves of patience, energy, and patriotism.I am heartened by the degree to which the Local Authorities, Agencies and Departments within this Ministry have demonstrated the capacity to rise to the challenge posed in this complex and crucial period of national development. Mr. Speaker, I cannot leave out my team of Mayors, Councillors, Chair Persons and Board Members, Heads of Agencies such as the Board of Supervision, the Jamaica Fire Brigade, the National Solid Waste Management Authority, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and the Social Development Commission; very special thanks to you all. I demand a lot only because I know you are equal to the task…READ MOREDownload Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by the Hon. Noel Arscott, M.P.last_img read more

first_imgCoimbatore: High security alert continued in the district for the third day on Sunday, with places of worship especially churches being brought under heightened vigil in the wake of intelligence inputs on infiltration of LeT terrorists into Tamil Nadu. Three people taken into custody here on Saturday on suspicion of being in touch with a man detained in Kerala for alleged links with terrorists were released after questioning, police said. The trio was let off on the condition that it should appear before the police whenever required, they said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Tight security measures including intensified vehicle and baggage checks continued across the city, where a high alert has been sounded since Friday following information that terrorists have entered the state and were heading here. The entire state is on alert with sensitive installations in places of large congregation coming under police vigil. Since the terrorists entered the country by sea from Sri Lanka, police suspected they may carry out attacks on places of worship, particularly churches, where a large number of faithful gather on Sunday.last_img read more