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Crime Chief warns about purchasing SIM cards for others

first_imgAn unsuspicious act of purchasing a mobile SIM card for a friend, associate or even a relative, can land persons in jail if the phone number is linked to any criminal activity.Crime Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lyndon AlvesThis is according to the country’s Crime Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lyndon Alves, who bears responsibility for law enforcement in the Guyana Police Force (GPF).During an interview with Guyana Times, he explained the implications of purchasing a SIM card and giving that SIM to another person instead of using it for your own purposes.“If you go [to] the service providers to obtain a SIM card, they require your proof of address, photo identification and such, just like it is in any other country. Now, SIM cards are commonly used in the execution of criminal activities all over and we know this. Therefore, the person under whose name such SIM cards are registered under will have to be held accountable,” the Crime Chief said.He said that there are many cases where persons try to assist a relative or friend in obtaining a SIM card for their cellular phone, and the person(s) in need may not have met the requirements for purchasing a SIM card at the time that he/she needs it. However, the Deputy Police Commissioner advised that persons be cautious if they choose to do this as part of assisting others.“People unconsciously go out and buy a SIM card to help people out without thinking it through. There are implications that they [purchaser] can face if those SIMs are used to even send threatening messages to others and reports are made to the police about that. Even if the persons bought the SIMs and are not using it they will be investigated and have to deal with the police so that their stories can be verified but they can end up in trouble too if the police cannot verify their explanations,” Alves noted.Globally, criminals continue to exploit prepaid SIM cards as an anonymous channel of communications for their illicit activities and this has resulted in some countries implementing revised limits to reduce the security risks associated with the anonymous use of prepaid SIM cards.Fraudulently registered prepaid cards have been used to perpetrate criminal activities including unlicensed moneylending, cheating scams, vice-related and gambling-related activities. For example, unlicensed moneylending syndicates have been found to make use of prepaid SIM cards for communication with debtors and among syndicate members in support of their illegal activities.In some cases, SIM cards purchased in one country and are on the roaming service have been recorded as being used in acts of terrorism in other countries.last_img read more

Craig Group Disposes of Its Shipping Arm amid Restructuring

first_imgzoom UK-based Craig Group has sold its shipping arm, North Star Shipping, a provider of emergency response and rescue services to the offshore industry in the UK North Sea, to infrastructure equity fund Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP (Basalt).The existing senior management team, staff and crew of North Star will remain with North Star, under the new owners, Craig Group said.“The senior management team, staff and crew at North Star will remain with the business and this transaction will not impact on our day to day operations. We remain committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service to our clients and provide industry-leading vessels and support,” Callum Bruce, Managing Director of North Star said.North Star currently owns and manages 31 vessels supported by a fleet of approximately 50 fast rescue crafts and 35 daughter crafts.“The opportunity arose to secure the long-term future of North Star Shipping under new ownership who could bring even more opportunity for further investment and growth. Given our rich maritime heritage, this is not a decision we have taken lightly, but it is one which makes sense for the Craig family and for the future development of North Star,” Craig Group commented.Craig Group will continue to own and manage its global oilfield procurement business, Craig International, the company added.“North Star is a highly attractive investment opportunity in a UK regulated sector. The transaction provides a proven management team that has built a stable business, with strong growth potential and providing sector diversification for Basalt,” Steven Lowry, Partner of Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP, advisor to Basalt, said.The emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) business is a highly regulated sector in the UK which demands a 24/7, 365-day service provided to oil and gas companies operating with personnel on offshore platforms. “We are very excited to be partnering with Basalt for the long term. Their investment coupled with our market-leading position and sector knowledge provides a strong platform for future, sustainable growth and diversification of the Company,” Bruce added.Bank of Scotland has provided financing to Basalt for the acquisition.last_img read more

Thun Tankers Names Newbuild Pair in China

first_imgImage Courtesy: Thun Tankers Erik Thun Group & Thun Tankers BV have named two new product/chemical tankers in China.The naming ceremony for Thun Lidkoping and Thun London was held at the shipyard AVIC Dingheng on March 23.“It is a historic day for our company with the naming of both Thun Lidkoping and Thun London on the same day,” Alice Brax, the godmother of the tankers, said.The 18,650 dwt ships are the first two in a series of five newbuilds of the L-class. They are built to the design focused on energy efficiency, sustainability and new regulations.With a length of 149.8 meters and a width of 22.8 meters, the vessels have a capacity of 21,000 cbm.Expected to start operating during the spring and summer of 2019, the tanker pair will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network upon delivery.Thun Tankers is part of Gothia Tanker Alliance, a European tanker network for coastal tanker owners, currently operating 23 intermediate tankers ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 dwt and 17 coastal tankers in the size range from 6,000 to 8,000 dwt.The company will take delivery of three small and six intermediate newbuilds during 2019-2021.last_img read more

Harper government sets sights on TransCanadas Energy East pipeline approval

first_imgBUDGET 2014APTN National News OTTAWA–The Harper government is now setting its sights on the approval of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline which could pump up to 1.1 million barrels of Alberta tar sands bitumen to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick if built.The federal 2014-15 budget unveiled Tuesday commits $28 million for the National Energy Board to review the pipeline’s application process.  Part of the money will be used to enhance the Participant Funding Program and “provide timeline certainty,” the budget document said.The money will be refunded by industry, the budget document said.The budget, however, is silent on any new funding to improve the consultation process with First Nations whose territory lie in the path of pipelines like Energy East and Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline, which is awaiting cabinet approval.The budget document, however, said Ottawa would be responding to recommendations made by Doug Eyford, who was appointed last year by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to canvass First Nation communities in Alberta and British Columbia on looming energy projects.The budget provided no hint of a timeline on Ottawa’s response to Eyford’s report which recommended ways to build trust, foster inclusion and reconciliation with First Nations to pave the way for energy projects.The budget document also said Ottawa would soon be responding to recommendations made by the Tanker Safety Expert Panel, which was announced on March 18, 2013, to study the issue. Some of the opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline stems from First Nation communities along the British Columbia coast who worry that increased tanker traffic triggered by the pipeline could lead to an environmental disaster.No timeline was given as to when the federal government would respond to those recommendations.It’s clear from the budget document that the Harper government sees Canada’s natural resource wealth as the main driver for the country’s economy and acknowledges, to a degree, the need for buy-in from First Nation communities.“The government will continue to consult with Aboriginal partners on maximizing opportunities related to resource projects,” said the budget document.Roughly 30,000 indigenous people worked in the energy, mining and forestry industry throughout Canada in 2012, according to the budget document.“Innovative partnerships are being formed between Aboriginal communities, governments and the private sectors to capitalize on the potential social and economic benefits offered by natural resource development,” said the budget document.The budget, however, provides no details on how or if there are plans to improve the consultation process with First Nations.Because natural resources fall under provincial jurisdiction, the federal government has for the most part left it up to the provinces to deal with the issue even though First Nations fall under the federal government’s mandate.While the budget doesn’t use the word Northern Gateway anywhere in the document, its looming approval is telegraphed within its pages.The need get Alberta mined bitumen and natural gas to the world market is seen as “essential for Canada’s future prosperity and security.”The budget document estimates that Canada will be pumping about 5.8 million barrels a day of oil by 2035 and 86 per cent of the total will be coming from Alberta’s tar sands. The tar sands currently account for about 57 per cent of Canadian oil production.The budget document said 98 per cent of Canada’s crude oil goes to the U.S. along with all of its natural gas exports.“Exporting only to the U.S. market has resulted in significantly lower Canadian crude oil prices relative to global benchmarks in recent years,” said the budget document. “This is significantly reducing the value of Canadian exports and gross domestic product.”[email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

Redknapp Mourinhos tactics might backfire against Liverpool

first_imgFormer Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho’s old tricks won’t work this time around for Manchester UnitedThe Portuguese coach’s defensive tactics in the past at Anfield have secured United goalless draws in their last two visits.But Redknapp feels that Liverpool may just be too strong for United this time around for those kinds of tricks to work.“I am expecting Manchester United to try and do a number on Liverpool like they have done over the last couple of years,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.“They have done very well in those games, staying compact, not leaving any space in behind and making it uncomfortable – even unwatchable at times.“But I’ve just got a feeling that those tactics are not going to work this weekend. I think Liverpool have too much energy and speed for this United side. I think it’s inevitable that Liverpool will wear them down.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The worry is that I don’t know if they have any other way of playing in these games. Jose doesn’t play the Manchester United way. He never has.“They are not going to do what Everton did at Anfield where they went and kept the ball and played on the front foot. I don’t think that’s how Mourinho will set up his team.“You can see a situation where he will play Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in midfield and look to stop Liverpool.“But that was the midfield that played against Manchester City and look what happened there. They were outclassed.”The Liverpool-United match will begin at 17:00 (CET) at Anfield today.last_img read more

Angered victims community members discuss the release of Alan James

first_img Posted: April 4, 2019 Updated: 7:25 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, April 4, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Alan James, a repeat sex offender, child molester, and violent predator is set to be released soon. The judge in this case issued a written ruling.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries closely examined those transcripts and now highlights public concerns not addressed by the court.Related Stories:Hearing held to determine placement of convicted sex offender Alan JamesJacumba residents speak out on convicted predator Alan James set to be releasedSexually violent predator Alan James receives hearing dateJudge rules placement of sexually violent predator Alan Earl James in East County Angered victims, community members discuss the release of Alan James KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Technology launches placement eportal

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee launched the placement e-portal of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Technology (Makaut) – makautplacement.com.Vice-Chancellor of Makaut, Saikat Maitra said: “We are keen to showcase our talented students to the national and international job market thorough this portal. The resume of the students will be extensively visible to potential employers. Our academic curriculum has gone through an immense transformation and reformation lately. This is an effort on our part to appease the quest of various organisations and employers seeking suitable candidates.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe website contains information about a few thousands of skilled and qualified job seeking students from 196 affiliated colleges under Makaut.Maitra added that in the next phase the portal will have the database of various industries along with their requirements.”This will enable the students of our affiliated colleges to look for job vacancies and apply accordingly by browsing the web portal. The portal will enhance linkage of academia and industries effectively,’ a senior official of Makaut said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedState Education minister Partha Chatterjee at the formal launch said: “Makaut has pioneered a web portal which caters to procuring placement assistance to all the students of its affiliated colleges in engineering, technology, pharmacy, management, architecture and various other professional courses. I hope that the students of the state will be immensely benefitted from this placement portal.”The minister has urged all the affiliated colleges to upload the database of their students in quick time on the portal so that the students reapthe benefits.According to a Makaut official, this portal will be contain the details of all the students of its affiliated colleges with their academic and experience backgrounds who could be selected for internships and placements by the prospectiveemployers.The portal has been developed by the web team of iLead. Chairman of iLead Pradip Chopra was also present.last_img read more