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  • Ecuador installs CCTV and increases police patrols to reduce violence at soccer games

    first_img Authorities are working to deliver swift justice to fans who misbehave at soccer games. For instance, Justice Department prosecutors recently joined police at the National Soccer Championship. If police catch fans engaging in violence, prosecutors could quickly initiate criminal charges, authorities said. “We requested that a prosecutor attend all the games so that he can act immediately,” said Gen. Proaño. “We are not going to tolerate any violence of any kind and we support the campaign of the Ministry of Interior.” As workers took down the wired fence of the Atahualpa Stadium in Quito, National Police commanders informed the public that officers would provide security inside and outside sports stadiums and arenas. Police will have “zero tolerance” for violence, said Gen. Lino Proaño Daza, National Police commander of the metropolitan district of Quito. The Ministry of the Interior is installing CCTV at all soccer stadiums in the country, officials said. In addition to CCTV, police are putting in place other security measures, such as deploying plainclothes agents among the fans of various teams; filming fans who act in a boisterous manner; and creating a registry of fans who cause violence. If police determine that certain fans are known to cause violence, those fans will be prohibited from attending future games. Police in Quito are developing a database listing the names of violent fans. This database will be cross-checked with police in other cities. Officials at some stadiums will also restrict the sale of beer to ten minutes before the game and during halftime, and will prohibit anyone who smells of alcohol from entering the venue. Many fights at sporting events are initiated by inebriated fans. Ecuadorean authorities recently launched a multi-pronged initiative to improve security at soccer games. The Ecuadorian National Police, along with the Ministries of Interior and Sports, are cooperating to instally closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in soccer stadiums to allow security forces to monitor spectators and respond quickly to fights among fans. As they are installing the CCTV cameras, authorities are also eliminating wired fences which separated spectators from the players on the field in many soccer stadiums. These measures are particularly timely since Ecuador is hosting several games in the Copa Libertadores competition, in which teams from the Americas compete. Protecting the rights of fans Authorities should protect the rights of soccer fans while they seek ways to improve security, said Rafael Martínez. a columnist who writes often about security issues for El Vocero Nacional “The need for these measures is great, but we have to be mindful of people’s rights as well,” ael Martínez said. “It is important that the various ministries work closely with experts from the judiciary and others to ensure we do not violate laws or rights in our zeal to secure the games and the attendees.” Interior Minister José Serrano, visited Guayaquil on March 11, a few days after the death of Mayorga. Serrano expressed his condolences to the Mayorga family and declared his solidarity with soccer fans throughout the country. “The attackers of Mayorga are people without scruples pretending to be fans,” Serrano said. “It is a pity they have such an irresponsible attitude that damages their own teams. We are not going to allow this violence to continue.” The Sports Ministry has launched a public awareness campaign to reduce the violence in all sporting events. This includes the workshops “Without violence, I do go to the stadium.” Part of the initiative includes working with the representatives of the clubs and of their fans, and to register the fans to behave better when they are at games. Martinez supports the public awareness campaign. “Indeed, this situation calls for long term educational and awareness campaigns, because some of these are bad habits that have been part of our culture for too long,” he said. Wired fence is removed By Dialogo March 23, 2014 Swift justice A ‘historic day’ In January 2014, authorities took down the wired fence that separated spectators from the playing field at Olympic Stadium Atahualpa, in Quito. Taking down the wired fence was an important symbolic step, said Luis Chiriboga, president of the Ecuadorean Soccer Federation. “This is a historic day for the Ecuadorean soccer,” said Luis Chiriboga, President of the Ecuadorean Soccer Federation, to the press. “We, alongside the Ministries of Sports and Interior, are in a frontal fight against violence.” While Chiriboga appealed to soccer fans to behave peacefully, he also said there would be harsher penalties for people who behave violently at stadiums. “According to the gravity of the act, it could lead to jail time,” Chiriboga said. “Once the individual is released from jail, he would not be permitted to go a stadium for a period of time equal to his sentence. Lastly, once these sanctions conclude, he will have to present himself at a police station and hour before and an hour after a game.” Violence among fans at soccer games has worsened throughout the country in recent years. In early March 2014, a fan named César Andrés Mayorga Gazola, 23, died after sustaining serious injuries during a soccer game in Guayas province. The game was between Club Sport Emelec and Manta Futbol Club, according to published reports. Four men allegedly beat Mayorga with rocks, according to published reports. National Police agents captured the four suspects and are continuing to investigate the incident, authorities said. last_img read more

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  • You gotta find page 35 so you can do the rest of the Briefs. Done–can’t delete.

    first_img B riefs THE HILLSBOROUGH ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS kicked and yelled into spring recently with its inaugural Self Defense Seminar, attended by members of HAWL and employees of a local domestic violence shelter. During the two-hour seminar Anne Radke, left, president of the Upkudo International Karate Federation, emphasized the goal of the training. “Self defense is not simply learning a few movements, but developing a lifestyle of awareness and preparedness that leads to greater security and peace of mind,” Radke said. She also taught the participants exercises involving assessing their situations and utilizing awareness drills to increase overall perception of different situations. With hand pads and gloves, participants were given the chance to kick, punch, elbow, and knee different targets in order to get comfortable with various techniques. At the end of the seminar, participants were given the chance to demonstrate the lessons and techniques they learned from the seminar. Pictured above, Kristin Norse, center, the community outreach chair for HAWL, takes down fellow HAWL member Anthony Reeves. The seminar was held as part of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Community Outreach Program, which also conducts its “Take Your Child to Work” program for members and local middle school students and an annual toy drive to benefit the Kinship Care Foundation. May 1, 2006 Regular News You gotta find page 35 so you can do the rest of the Briefs. Done–can’t delete.last_img read more

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  • How to be a CIO

    first_imgIf you want to ascend to the top technology spot in a credit union, learn to collaborate, communicate, and bring value to all areas of the organization.That’s the consensus of a panel of hiring experts at the co-located CUNA Technology Council and CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences Tuesday in Phoenix.“In the past, technology people were put in a back room and, as long as the computers worked, everything was ok,” says Bobby Michael, president/CEO of Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union in Daleville, Ala. “Now, information technology departments need to be integrated with other departments. We don’t need loners; we need CIOs who can integrate into the mainstream and who are good collaborators and communicators.”Brian Kidwell, executive vice president at D. Hilton Associates, agrees the role of the chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO) is changing. “When we started, it was all about, ‘Does this person have Symitar experience?’ But it’s not about products or the latest piece of equipment or software anymore,” he says. “It’s about using technology to find out what members need or to help staff serve members faster. CIOs don’t even need to have banking experience.” 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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  • FCC combats spoofed telephone calls

    first_img continue reading » In an effort to combat “spoofed” telephone calls with falsified caller ID information that are not only a nuisance but resulted in an estimated $10.5 billion in consumer fraud loss in 2019 alone, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on March 11, to address spoofed calls. This Order and Further Notice is consistent with the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act.The Order would require voice service providers to implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework (more on this below) in the internet protocol portions of their respective networks by June 30, 2021. The Further Notice proposes to require voice service providers to implement caller ID authentication pursuant to the TRACED Act enacted into law in December 2019, including a prohibition on charging consumers and small-business customers an additional line item charge for caller ID authentication.“STIR” stands for the Secure Telephony Identity Revisited, which is comprised of protocols developed by the Industry Engineering Task Force. “SHAKEN” stands for the Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs, which standardizes how the STIR protocols are implemented by the telecommunications industry. The STIR/SHAKEN authentication and verification processes are focused on the transmission of encrypted information used to attest to the accuracy of the caller ID information transmitted with a call. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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  • Re-examine low-income designation to mitigate recession risk

    first_imgLow-income credit unions (LICU) have benefits that help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 recession while helping to serve members who need support the most. If you are not aware of where your credit union currently stands in attaining this designation, reach out to your examiner and review your AIRES file to see how close you are. It is important to understand what percentage of your current membership qualifies as low income in relation to the 50.01% threshold required by the NCUA. It is just as important to understand what goes into this calculation. The primary methodology for qualification is based on member address and if that address is within a low-income qualifying area. However, business addresses, Post Office boxes, and (until recently) Military Addresses do not qualify as low income. If a good percentage of your membership uses these address types as their primary mailing address, you may want to analyze whether you can achieve the designation through data enrichment or alternative LICU qualifying methodologies. The process can be quick. The NCUA developed a tool to allow them to quickly analyze and validate your credit union’s submission. Below is a list of LICU benefits and how they will help mitigate the risks of a COVID-19 recession:Benefit: LICUs have an exception from the statutory cap on member business lending.In CUNA Mutual’s Credit Union Trends Report for April, the association laid out a bleak picture for the economy and its impact on credit unions. Major takeaways included projections of the economy contracting at a 20% annualized pace in the second quarter, and the unemployment rate rising over 15%. With corresponding decreases in Americans ability and interest in purchasing cars and homes, CUNA is expecting loan growth of only 2% in 2020.Lifting the member business cap (12.25% of assets or 1.75 times net worth) can help diversify your credit union’s loan portfolio and mitigate the decline in consumer loans. With recent reports that the PPP loan program will still fall well short of the small business demand, your credit union can fill an important community need in helping business owners stay open through the slow process of returning back to normal operating levels.Benefit: LICU’s can accept non-member deposits from any source and create low-income associations.As CUNA cited, Americans typically join credit unions to obtain credit. With loan growth expected to fall to 2% this year, CUNA projects membership growth will fall to only 1%. CUNA also cited job loss as another negative influence as single common bond, multiple common bond, and TIP chartered credit unions lose potential members who are unemployed and no longer eligible to join through their employer. The ability to accept non-member deposits could help mitigate challenges. Non-member deposits can offer creative opportunities for member and deposit acquisition strategies, lower cost of funds and make it easier for acquisitions. Additionally, low-income, multiple common bond credit unions can create low-income associations to help low-income people and add them as members. This can help grow membership and help new members in your community through times when they need it the most.Benefit: LICUs are eligible for grants and low-interest loans from the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund.As the Credit Union Times reported, early credit union call report data shows the extent to which net income and, as a function, operating budgets will suffer. In the first quarter of 2020, large credit unions already began to take hits to their investment portfolio and increase provision for loan loss to prepare for higher loan delinquencies.Access to grants and low-interest loans can help your credit union continue to reach demographics hit hardest by the recession despite potential cuts to your operating budget. Credit unions receiving the LICU designation can receive grants from the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund. This NCUA administered program provides funds to help credit unions offer financial services to low-income members in an effort to stimulate the local economy. In 2019, $2M in grants and $3.5M in loans were made available for federal credit unions. Additional funds are also available via the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, which in 2017, awarded more than $39 million to 56 credit unionsBenefit: LICUs have the authority to obtain supplemental capital.Credit unions entered the COVID-19 recession well capitalized and ready to withstand damage caused by lack of profitability and balance sheet growth. The industry had a net-worth ratio of 11.14 percent, well above the 7% threshold considered to be well capitalized by the NCUA. No one knows how long the economic impact of COVID-19 and social distancing will last. Authority to obtain supplemental capital can help if your credit union is not as well capitalized and/or has a field of membership especially prone to the recession. Supplemental capital can also help your credit union be active in the wave of mergers that are likely to come as a result of COVID-19’s economic impactThere will be no “silver bullet” strategy to weathering the challenges ahead, but the low-income designation can add another set of options to your risk mitigation plan.  Most importantly, know that just because the NCUA has not proactively notified you that you qualify for a low-income designation, does not mean that you can’t qualify. To achieve the benefits listed above it is worth your time to at least know where your credit union stands and why you may not currently qualify. Keep your leadership team informed on a low-income designation and if/when it is reasonable to apply. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chris Tissue Chris has more than 11 years of experience in consulting with a focus on data analytics, managerial cost accounting, workload modeling, performance and financial management. Before joining CUCollaborate, Chris helped … Web: https://www.cucollaborate.com Detailslast_img read more

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  • Niche market

    first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

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  • Euthanasia backers cite fear of burdening others

    first_imgONE News 27 July 2012Healthy pro-euthanasia pensioners would rather cut their lives short than be a financial drain on society, a study shows. Auckland University researchers interviewed 11 healthy men and women aged between 69 and 89 on why they supported voluntary euthanasia. Reasons included not wanting to be a burden on their families and healthcare resources and fears of losing their independence and dignity… One woman, who looked after her dying mother more than 50 years ago, said: “I was the last one to get married so she lived with me . . . “I just feel that I don’t want to be a burden on my children. And when I get old, I don’t want them to have to look after me; it’s too hard for them . . .” …Anti-euthanasia group Family Life International said passing a law to legalise voluntary euthanasia would open a “gigantic Pandora’s box” for the sick and disabled. “Euthanasia preys on the vulnerable members of society who feel obliged to die rather than impact on the lives of others,” spokesman Brendan Roberts said. All participants of the study were European and members of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, which supports legal medical assistance in dying. Six had no religious affiliation and the others identified as atheist, Baptist, Quaker or agnostic Christian. The study, ‘I wouldn’t want to become a nuisance under any circumstance’, is published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/euthanasia-backers-cite-fear-burdening-others-4989465last_img read more

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  • Bahamas PM calls crisis meeting on crime

    first_imgNewsRegional Bahamas PM calls crisis meeting on crime by: – June 8, 2012 Tweet Prime Minister Perry ChristieNASSAU, Bahamas — The murder of a mother and son late Tuesday night triggered Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie to convene a crisis meeting on crime early on Wednesday, at which he ordered the leaders of law enforcement agencies to proceed with a sense of urgency in addressing the escalating level of violence in New Providence.The double murder brought to 20 the number of murders that have taken place in The Bahamas since the Christie administration came to office on May 7. In total, 21 murders were recorded in May, the largest number ever in a single month in the country’s recorded history.Three murders have been recorded so far for June. The murder count for the year stands at 65, up from 57 this time last year. In 2011, the country recorded a record 127 murders.The crime crisis meeting was attended by key people in the fight against crime: National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage; Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell; Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson; Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis; Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade; Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Roderick Bowe and head of the National Security Council Clifford ‘Butch’ Scavella, The Nassau Guardian was told.The Nassau Guardian understands that Christie ordered an immediate increase in police resources on the streets, and heightened intelligence gathering.Additionally, the Office of the Attorney General intends to give priority to cases involving prolific offenders, who authorities say continue to terrorize communities.The Guardian understands that the prime minister has directed that defence force officers take over some of the functions of police, to free police officers up to hit the streets.But there reportedly is no directive at this time for defence force officers to participate in saturation patrols, although that option was left open.This week, Greenslade acknowledged the manpower challenges facing the police force.While the prime minister has previously sent signals about the importance of forcefully cracking down on the criminal element, his message on Wednesday was intended to underscore the urgency of upping the war on crime.Christie asked the heads of the various law enforcement agencies to blur the lines that separate their agencies and mount a single anti-crime effort.The prime minister has labeled crime as the single largest problem facing the country at this time.While in opposition, he and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) claimed repeatedly that the Ingraham administration had failed to keep Bahamians safe. The party erected controversial signs pointing to a record number of murders under the former government.By Candia DamesCaribbean News Now 20 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

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  • Park Board needs community input

    first_imgDillsboro, IN—The Dillsboro Park Advisory Board is looking at grants and other options to help maintain and improve the community park through developing a 5-year plan.  The Board is required to hold a public meeting and they want your input.  This includes not only Dillsboro residents, but also those in the surrounding townships.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 pm at the Dillsboro Townhall.last_img

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  • Giovanni Trapattoni factfile

    first_img1939: Born, March 17 in Cusano Milanino. 1963: Part of the AC Milan side which wins the European Cup for the first time with a 2-1 win over Benfica. 1960: Represents the Italian football team at the Olympics in Rome. 1962: Plays for Italy at the World Cup in Chile. 1967: Wins Serie A and Coppa Italia double with AC Milan. 1968: Lifts European Cup Winners’ Cup with AC Milan. 1969: Collects second European Cup winners’ medal with AC Milan. 1971: Makes last of 387 professional appearances for AC Milan before he signed for lower league side AS Varese. 1972: Retires from playing. 1974: Appointed youth team coach at AC Milan. 1975: Made AC Milan first-team coach and his team finish as runners-up in the Coppa Italia. 1976: Appointed Juventus coach. 1977: Steers Juventus to a Serie A and UEFA Cup double. 1978: Claims consecutive Serie A title with Juventus. 1979: Juventus win Coppa Italia. 1981: Wins third league title with Juventus. 1982: Delivers fourth Serie A title as Juventus boss. 1983: Wins second Coppa Italia for Juventus. 1984: Takes fifth Serie A title to Turin and wins the European Cup Winners Cup with a 2-1 win over FC Porto in Basel. 1985: Manages Juventus to a 1-0 European Cup victory over Liverpool but the match is overshadowed by disaster off the pitch at the Heysel Stadium. 1986: Wins sixth Serie A title with Juventus before he returning to Milan to manage Inter Milan. 1989: Inter win Serie A title under Trapattoni. 1991: Guides Inter to a 2-1 aggregate UEFA Cup final victory over Roma before he returns for a second spell at Juventus. 1994: Finishes twice as Serie A runners-up with Juventus before leaving to join Bayern Munich. 1995: Returns to Serie A for a brief period in charge of Cagliari. 1996: Second spell with Bayern Munich. 1997: Leads Bayern to Bundesliga title. 1998: Bayern finish runners-up in the Bundesliga but win the domestic cup. June: Returns to Serie A to manage Fiorentina. 2000: Replaces Dino Zoff as Italy manager. 2002: Leads Italy to the World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Italy suffer a surprise second-round exit at the hands of South Korea. Trapattoni is blamed for an overly-defensive brand of football and not taking Roberto Baggio. 2004: June: Italy are knocked out of Euro 2004 in Portugal at the group stage on goal difference after draws against Denmark and Sweden and a victory over Bulgaria. July: Contract with Italian FA not renewed and Trapattoni is named coach of Benfica. 2005: Ends Benfica’s 11-year wait for the Portuguese league title but resigns at the end of the season to take the coach’s position at Stuttgart. 2006: February: Sacked by Stuttgart after 20 games in charge. May: Swiss side Red Bull Salzburg appoint Trapattoni as director of football with former Germany international Lothar Matthaus as first-team coach. 2008: February 11 – Agrees in principle to take over as Ireland manager. May 28 – First game in charge is a 1-1 draw with Serbia. 2009: September: Signs a new contract through to 2012. November 18 – Presides over the World Cup play-off loss to France, which is decided after Thierry Henry’s handball controversy. 2011: Guides Ireland to Euro 2012 with a play-off win over Estonia. 2012: Given a new two-year contract. June – Ireland disappoint at Euro 2012, losing group games to Spain, Italy and Croatia. October – Ireland lose a World Cup qualifier 6-1 to Germany. 2013: September 11 – After back-to-back defeats against Sweden and Austria leave Ireland out of contention to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, Trapattoni leaves his post as Ireland manager. His departure is by “mutual consent”, the Football Association of Ireland announce. Press Association 1959: Signed as a defender by AC Milan. 1962: Wins first Scudetto as a player with AC Milan. last_img read more

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