Communities that are declared Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) will be carefully assessed to determine the needs and the extent of services to be provided for residents. Story Highlights Communities that are declared Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) will be carefully assessed to determine the needs and the extent of services to be provided for residents.Deputy Chairman of the ZOSO Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the support will, among other things, enable persons to receive health services and acquire important documents such as birth certificates and national identification (ID), which will enable them to access critical social benefits.He says the assessments and implementation of the social interventions will involve partnership with a wide cross section of stakeholders, who will be mobilised at the national and community levels.The collaboration, he points out, is expected to better enable the Government to deliver the requisite services that meet the needs of a wide cross section of persons in areas declared ZOSOs.The Social Intervention Committee is charged with developing a sustainable development plan, which will include addressing issues relating to health, the environment, social improvement, infrastructural development, education and economic development.This is in keeping with the clear, hold and build strategy, aimed at containing crime while safeguarding the rights of citizens and promoting sustainable community development.Mr. Sweeny notes that the interventions will be undertaken once the joint command of the security forces conducting operations gives that authorisation. This is in order to minimise any impact resulting from the security operations.“So, our plan, once we have been given the go-ahead, is to enter the community and assess the social structure that exists. This will include the demographics (and) the physical environment (including) roads, drains and sanitation structures,” the Deputy Chairman outlines.Mr. Sweeney says that among those that will be targeted are unattached youth who are either unemployed or not enrolled in an institution of learning; young children, particularly those not enrolled in school; the disabled; the elderly; and single mothers.He points out that these demographics are characteristic of underserved communities that are impacted by crime and violence.“So, the idea is to achieve the type of social capital that will allow members of the communities to secure their welfare. So, you’re talking about a community that has their youth engaged… where persons are gainfully employed… and the physical environment is not affected by public health issues,” the Deputy Chairman says.Mr. Sweeney tells JIS News that the assessments will determine the extent to which interventions are implemented over the short, medium and long term and also the degree to which institutions undertaking these are established in the communities.Several of the services that are to be provided in the Zones were recently delivered to residents of Mount Salem in St. James, where the first ZOSO is in effect.At a two-day community fair, residents benefited from free medical and dental services, while a number of agencies were on hand to process important documents.These included the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), HEART/NTA, National Youth Service (NYS), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), and the Ministry of National Security and its agencies.Mr. Sweeney says the assessment for Mount Salem has commenced, noting that the Social Intervention Committee and its partners were able to utilise information that agencies such as the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the JSIF collated on the community over the years, to organise the fair.He notes that the Committee and joint security forces command, which have been working closely since the Mount Salem ZOSO was declared by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness on September 1, were able to reach a consensus on the need to stage the event.Mr. Sweeny, who is also Managing Director of JSIF, says the social interventions to be undertaken in Mount Salem are expected to serve as the blueprint for similar activities in other communities.The engagements, he said, will be enriched by the involvement of the JCF through the police youth clubs as well as private-sector stakeholders.“In fact, members (of the private sector) are already calling and expressing an interest in getting involved. So, we will certainly engage them at the appropriate time to get their inputs,” he adds.Meanwhile, Mr. Sweeney is expressing confidence that long-term positive outcomes, such as community empowerment and development and reduced crime and violence, which are anticipated from the implementation of the ZOSOs, will materialise and redound to the benefit of the residents and country in general.“We aren’t trying to achieve something that doesn’t (already) exist… as it does in hundreds of communities across Jamaica. But the idea is to have a collaborative government response that will enable the people (in adversely affected areas) to develop the capacity to really maintain the peace in their communities.“I am pleased to be a part of the programme and I am confident that the other Committee members, when they are named, will also support it,” Mr. Sweeny tells JIS News. Deputy Chairman of the ZOSO Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the support will, among other things, enable persons to receive health services and acquire important documents such as birth certificates and national identification (ID), which will enable them to access critical social benefits. Mr. Sweeney tells JIS News that the assessments will determine the extent to which interventions are implemented over the short, medium and long term and also the degree to which institutions undertaking these are established in the communities.
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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has revealed he’s keen to overtake Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race for the Premier League golden boot award.The England international, who won the Premier League Golden Boot prize in 2016 and 2017 before also finishing first in the race for the Golden boot at the World Cupid Russia, said, according to ESPN: “Since I’ve been in the Premier League it’s had some of the best strikers in the world.”“Aubameyang is at the top end at the moment. There’s quite a few on eight or nine goals so it’s important for me to carry on doing what I’m doing.”“When you’ve done it on the biggest stage of them all, the World Cup, you can look back and gain confidence from that. If you’re going through a spell where you’re not scoring, a couple of games here and there, you know you can do it at the highest level.”Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…Spurs victory over Southampton was a welcome relief after Sunday’s 4-2 defeat to Arsenal, and Kane is pleased that the North London side will get another crack at the Unai Emery’s men when they return to the Emirates for the Carabao Cup quarterfinal in two weeks’ time.“It was a derby game and you never want to lose those kinds of games,” he said.“Credit to them, they were probably the better team on the day but it was important for us to dust it off and get back to winning ways.”“Revenge is a strong word but we’ll be motivated [in the quarterfinal]. It was a heated derby. It’s what you want a derby to be like.”“It’s an opportunity for us to get one back if we can. That’s still a couple of weeks away but I’m sure the fans will be looking forward to it, and we will be as well.”
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State-owned telecom operators – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) – are reportedly in talks with private players to share spectrum in a bid to reduce losses and improve their revenues.”We are talking to two-three private operators. We have unutilised spectrum in many locations, in different circles,” a senior BSNL official told Business Standard.While MTNL provides telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai, BSNL offers services in the rest of the country. Due to intense competition in the telecom space, both the public sector operators have been struggling, incurring huge losses for the past few years.BSNL had posted a loss of Rs 7,600 crore for the financial year ending 31st March 2015, while MTNL’s loss stood at Rs 745 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year.Sharing spectrum with the two government-owned telcos is expected to assist private operators to address rising call drop issues. It will enable them to use their spectrum efficiently.In a bid to address the growing furore over increasing call drops, the telecom regulator has recently recommended operators to provide compensation to users for each dropped call. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked the operators to offer a compensation of Re 1 for each call drop.With the government giving its green signal for spectrum sharing, many companies have intensified their talks for such an arrangement, said the BSNL official.Nevertheless, the government has to ease the spectrum cap limits in order to enable spectrum sharing between two major telecom operators.As per the existing rules, an operator is not permitted to have over 25% of the spectrum allotted to all operators “in a particular circle or more than 50% of spectrum assigned in a particular frequency band.”
TwitterThere is something about celebs and their dad-bods that even trolls can’t troll. Nick Jonas was recently spotted having a gala time with wife Priyanka Chopra during her birthday vacation in Miami. While many pictures of their romantic and adventurous vacation have gone viral, one particular picture has caught everyone’s fancy.A picture of Nick, holding a hose while standing on a yacht and soaking himself up in some water, while flaunting his dad-bod has gone viral. Shirtless and wearing only white swim trunks, women are finding Nick irresistible. The picture has gained tremendous response from all sections. Fans seem to have fallen-in-love with Nick’s bulges and some have even said on social media that they want to have a piece of this ‘thick Nick’.Thanks Pri for giving us thicc Nick Jonas— ana flavia (@_analisboa) July 22, 2019I can’t stop thinking about that bit of belly hanging over Nick Jonas’s shorts pic.twitter.com/yZcX6uL4mw— Xanax: Worrier Princess (@platholyte) July 21, 2019a colleague came over to my desk when I was passionately zooming into the thicc nick jonas pics and now I want to die— Maggy (@maggyvaneijk) July 22, 2019From calling him ‘delicious’ to ‘thick Nick’, netizens can’t seem to have enough of Priyanka Chopra’s husband. Another picture of the couple from their vacation, where an ‘asthmatic’ Priyanka was seen smoking along with hubby Nick and mother Madhu Chopra, had recently drawn flak. Fans reminded Priyanka of her video where she had claimed to have asthma and hence had urged people not to burst crackers on Diwali as it makes breathing difficult for people with this breathing problem.Earlier, Jason Momoa had been body-shamed on Instagram for being spotted with a dad-bod. The Aquaman actor who had been hailed for his incredible acting skills and ripped body, was trolled for his paunch. Leonardo Di Caprio, Adam Sandler, Gerald Butler are some other Hollywood celebs who were trolled when spotted with a dad-bod.
A continuing bloodbath of cryptocurrencies has its apparent origin in the unexpected support for blockchain-based currencies from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), some observers feel.Cryptocurrencies are plummeting across the board. Bitcoin on Tuesday fell 7 per cent to $4,387, having lost almost a third of its value in a week.The premier blockchain currency is trading below $5,000 for the first time in 13 months, skimming the lowest level since October last year.The plunge is from the all-time high of $19,511 that it hit in last December, before sliding to $13,500 at the start of this year.”The crypto bloodbath continues,” said Neil Wilson, the chief market analyst at Markets.com told The Guardian. “Things look like they only get worse from here. Where is the incentive to buy? It does rather look like the bottom is coming out of this market.”One of the immediate causes of the crash is the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s action against two cryptocurrency startups that staged initial coin offerings, or ICOs, selling cryptocurrency tokens to the public, according to some media reports. Airfox and Paragon Coin agreed to pay civil penalties for conducting token sales last year without registering them as securities offerings.Digital currency systemThe development sparked warnings from some central bankers and JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon who declared in September 2017 that bitcoin was a fraud that would ultimately blow up.But IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s call for central banks to look into issuing sovereign cryptocurrencies is making investors wary of private blockchain currencies. Speaking at the Singapore Fintech Festival, Lagarde sought to make a case for governments to support digital currencies as private players do not have the credibility to offer cryptocurrency services.She wanted national governments to step in to prevent the digital currency systems from becoming a haven for fraudsters and money launderers.Sweden’s central bank has run some tests and the IMF has credited Canada, China and Uruguay as also going ahead with plans to provide a digital currency, observers say.Lagarde said central banks could take over the processing of transactions while private-players could continue to providers innovative services to customers.
High-CourtThe High Court on Tuesday withdrew a stay order and asked the subordinate court to complete trial proceedings in a corruption case against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie, reports UNB.The bench of justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and KM Hafizul Ala rejected a plea that sought cancellation of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) case.Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan stood for ACC while deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state and advocate Jainul Abedin stood for Annie.ACC deputy director M Manjur Murshed filed the case with Ramna police on 9 October 2014.The former MP was accused of concealing information about Tk 13,13,940 in a financial statement filed at the ACC and having Tk 1,40,42,670 in undisclosed property.Dhaka Special Judge Court framed charges against Annie on 24 May 2016. On 1 September that year, the High Court stayed the trial proceedings for six months and issued a rule asking why the applicant should not be acquitted.