Jamaica Ex-Police Officers Association Gives Back to St. James

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerFourth Form student at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School, Shevani Smith (left); accepts a scholarship letter from President of the South Florida chapter of the Jamaican Ex-Police Officers Association, Roy Bennett. The scholarship is valued at J$40,000. Sharing the occasion at centre is Assistant Commissioner of Police in Charge of Area One, Warren Clarke. Jamaica Ex-Police Officers Association Gives Back to St. JamesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedUSAID Launches Project to Empower Vulnerable Communities RelatedWestmoreland and St. Elizabeth Labour Day Projects Receive Full Support Story HighlightsShevani Smith, a fourth form student at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School in St. James, is the beneficiary of a J$40,000 scholarship from the South Florida Chapter of the Jamaica Ex-Police Officers Association.The scholarship was presented on June 3, as part of a week of activities by members of the Association.Members of the Association have been visiting Jamaica on a regular basis and have made several donations to educational institutions as well as police stations. Related59 Persons from Inner-City Communities Graduate from Youth Leadership Programmecenter_img Shevani Smith, a fourth form student at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School in St. James, is the beneficiary of a J$40,000 scholarship from the South Florida Chapter of the Jamaica Ex-Police Officers Association.The scholarship was presented on June 3, as part of a week of activities by members of the Association, who also worked on the Adelphi Basic School in East Central St. James, and repainted sections of the Area One Police Headquarters in Montego Bay. Two air conditioning units were also installed at the station.President of the Association, Roy Bennett, told JIS News that each year his members present two scholarships to brilliant, but financially challenged students in Jamaica and South Florida.“We selected Shevani, who is majoring in Food and Nutrition, based on her excellent performance at school and the fact that there are some financial challenges. We are very confident that with the assistance we are giving, she will be able to realize her academic goals at Herbert Morrison,” Mr. Bennett said.He informed that members of the Association have been visiting Jamaica on a regular basis and have made several donations to educational institutions as well as police stations. “We will continue with that mission and will continue to carefully select our recipients to ensure that we spread the love,” Mr. Bennett said.Meanwhile, the group also donated paint, wheelchairs and other medical supplies to the Police Area One Headquarters.In accepting the donation, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Area, Warren Clarke, praised the Association for its continued commitment to Jamaica.The ACP expressed thanks on behalf of the beneficiaries.  “We are very thankful for your donation. Your group could have done this project elsewhere, but the fact that you have selected St. James this year is an indication of your commitment,” ACP Clarke said. Jamaica Ex-Police Officers Association Gives Back to St. James CommunityJune 4, 2014Written by: Marlon Tingling FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

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Apple, IBM extend machine learning to developers

first_imgHomeAppsNews Apple, IBM extend machine learning to developers Previous ArticleHTC confirms Vive Pro pricingNext ArticleLG partners for webOS push AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 MAR 2018 Apps Australia watchdog moves to open up app market Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Diana Goovaerts Relatedcenter_img Apple teamed to bring IBM’s Watson machine learning capabilities to the device vendor’s Core ML application framework.On its developer website, Apple explained developers will now be able to build apps which can access Watson’s computing muscle directly from an iPhone or iPad, even when the devices are offline. The company noted this will enable apps to quickly analyse images; classify visual content such as scenes, faces, colours, food and other objects; and train models using machine learning.In an example of a corporate application, the technology could be used to help a technician identify a broken piece of equipment and run a search for parts necessary for repair.While no connection is needed for this on-device processing, IBM’s general manager for the Apple partnership, Mahmoud Naghshineh, told TechCrunch when connectivity is available, data will be sent to Watson in the cloud to continuously improve the algorithms processing content on the edge.Apple said developers will be able to start with pre-trained Watson models or can choose to customise and train their own artificial intelligence models to identify images based on their specific needs.The addition of machine learning capabilities marks an extension of Apple and IBM’s existing partnership, which first offered developer access to Watson capabilities such as natural language processing in 2016. Apple faces the music in Europe Author Tags UK consumers seek £1.5B from Apple AIAppleIBMlast_img read more

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Atlanta Police Failed To Follow Reforms After Eagle Raid

first_img1234 Atlanta Police Maj. Jeff Glazier talks to reporters outside of the Russell Federal Courthouse Tuesday. Glazier, who was in charge of an initial round of officer training related to the Eagle raid, says follow-up measures will begin “immediately.” Atlanta Police Maj. Jeff Glazier talks to reporters outside of the Russell Federal Courthouse Tuesday. Glazier, who was in charge of an initial round of officer training related to the Eagle raid, says follow-up measures will begin “immediately.” Related Stories ALISON GUILLORY / WABE WABE.ORG / PBA For the second time in less than a week, an attorney for the City of Atlanta admitted to a federal judge the Atlanta Police Department hasn’t fully followed the court’s order.The case goes back to the botched 2009 raid on the Atlanta Eagle, a Midtown gay bar. In 2011, the city agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit for $1 million. But in addition to the money, the court also required the Atlanta Police Department implement a host of reforms – everything from retraining officers on lawful search and seizure procedures to the use of nametags.Atlanta Police Maj. Jeff Glazier talks to reporters outside of the Russell Federal Courthouse Tuesday. Glazier, who was in charge of an initial round of officer training related to the Eagle raid, says follow-up measures will begin “immediately.” (JIM BURRESS/WABE)But in federal court Tuesday, Deputy City Attorney Robert Godfrey admitted the APD had been lax – which deviated from the city’s earlier promise to fight the charges. Godfrey assured Judge Timothy Batten the city would now comply fully with the order.“The purpose of today’s hearing wasn’t to punish the city,” said Dan Grossman, an attorney representing plaintiffs in the Eagle case. Instead, the purpose “was to get them to comply with an order that helps everyone in Atlanta.” Judge Batten gave the city 90 days to retrain the department’s 2,000 officers. Atlanta Police Major Jeff Glazier said that retraining will start immediately. “We like to train, but we don’t like to pull that many officers off the street at one time,” Glazier said. “So we’ll have to figure the logistics of it.”Maj. Glazier said the retraining will happen at the Atlanta Police Academy, and could happen in 24-hour shifts because of the short window of compliance.  JIM BURRESS / WABE On Sept. 10, 2009, Atlanta police stormed the Atlanta Eagle without a warrant. Two years later, the city settled a federal lawsuit related to the raid, promising to change how it trains police officers. On Tuesday, a city official admitted APD hadn’t fully implemented several of those requirements. JIM BURRESS / WABE ALISON GUILLORY / WABE WABE.ORG / PBA ALISON GUILLORY / WABE On Sept. 10, 2009, Atlanta police stormed the Atlanta Eagle without a warrant. Two years later, the city settled a federal lawsuit related to the raid, promising to change how it trains police officers. On Tuesday, a city official admitted APD hadn’t fully implemented several of those requirements. JIM BURRESS / WABE For Whom The Bell Rings 1:04 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ALISON GUILLORY / WABE ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

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Joey Logano finding new purpose during break in racing

first_img“I’ve been blessed to have the ability to help others with our platform and for the past few weeks, the Joey Logano Foundation has been able to help in multiple ways on a local level, however Brittany and I knew we could do more and felt a huge calling to give on a larger capacity at a statewide and national level,” Logano said.This effort was a natural progression of thought. Since the sport’s on-track activity ceased three weeks ago, Logano immediately tried to reach out and help – from offering free meals from Bobbee O’s Barbeque to school children in the Charlotte area to posting homemade videos about proper hand-washing technique featuring his young son, to even providing black-and-white photos of his No. 22 Team Penske Ford to be copied for kids to color and decorate.And on a lighter note, Logano retweeted a tongue-in-cheek reminder about social distancing in which Charlotte Motor Speedway took video of a cardboard standup of the driver in an empty race track grandstand.“I’ve been trying to do whatever I can to help our sport in any possible way, to stay connected whether on social media or doing interviews,” Logano said. “And trying to make a charitable impact where we can. Honestly, I’m just as busy as I was, I’ve just really shifted my focus.“I don’t know how to sit still. That’s the thing. I just find the next thing I need to work on to stay busy and still make an impact whether it’s for our sport or our community. Or just being a dad is keeping me plenty busy.“I have not slowed down a bit, I can honestly say.”And that’s saying a lot for someone who has already won half of the season’s races, owns the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series championship, the 2015 Daytona 500 trophy and has hoisted at least one trophy in each of the last nine consecutive seasons.His outreach also includes a high-profile partnership with Feeding America through the Wheels Up organization. The idea is to donate at least 10 million meals and Logano joins an A-list of supporters from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Even Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have donated money and raised the profile for the effort. (Donations accepted through feedingamerica.org/mealsup).It is all indicative of what NASCAR competitors – drivers, crewmen, team members, team owners – have immediately and whole-heartedly undertaken during this time of national crisis.“I watched a sermon at our church, Elevation Church, and our pastor was talking about how people say, ‘We’re all in the same boat; we’re all in this together,’ and our pastor said, ‘No we’re not, we are not all in the same boat’,” Logano explained, the emotion evident in his voice.“And I thought about that. He’s right. This virus is impacting everyone in a different way. Yes, we are all in this together but is it impacting all of us? Yes. But some of us can weather the storm better than others. Some of us are more prepared than others or been in a fortunate position for a while that has put us in a good spot.“Everyone’s situation is a little different. And I think it’s important for us to realize that and try to understand where we can help because what’s going on in our community right now is so many businesses are getting shut down, so many people getting laid off, all these kids out of school that relied on meals. It’s making a huge impact on families and not in the best of ways. It’s important for us to realize that.”RELATED: A letter to NASCAR fans from President Steve PhelpsCertainly, the greater NASCAR community has responded during this uncertain and unprecedented time.The iconic Wood Brothers race team is raising money to purchase tablets for seniors – an effort to help keep the seniors in touch with family that may not be allowed to visit in their nursing homes and assisted living facilities.Logano’s own Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation partnered with local groups to provide meals to healthcare workers. And his Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing company is helping produce face shields so desperately needed by healthcare workers.Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is raising money for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc., which will get the funds to groups helping in the fight against COVID-19. The effort is accepting $25 donations from fans, with each donation entering that person for a chance to win Johnson’s autographed race-worn shoes. This effort goes through April 6.And of course, Denny Hamlin made big news with his eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational inaugural win at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway two weeks ago. He pledged to donate $100 for every lap he led, plus $5,000 for winning the race, to an effort headed by The NASCAR Foundation and Feed the Children working in the South Florida area. In all, Hamlin contributed $6,400 to the effort and his sponsor Coca-Cola matched the money, as did the Kevin Harvick Foundation.And these are just a handful of the doing-good efforts by NASCAR stars and teams. The concern and generosity is real.“There’s so much opportunity in front of us to help people and make a difference,” Logano said. Like so many in the world right now, NASCAR champion Joey Logano is spending his downtime from racing figuring out ways to make a positive difference in his community.While home waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, Logano has kept busy playing with his two-year-old son Hudson and spending time with his expectant wife Brittany. A two-time race winner in the season’s first four NASCAR Cup Series races on track, he also participated in the inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational virtual race two weeks ago.All the while, Logano said he has been trying to figure out what he could do to help – to provide a positive impact during a time of uncertainty, fear and need. A big picture kind of boost.RELATED: How industry is lending a hand So on Tuesday afternoon, Logano, 29, took his quest to help to a new level – announcing that the Joey Logano Foundation partnered with Elevation Outreach to establish a $1 Million COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.This partnership will contribute that seven-digit money toward educational equity and access, medical supplies, food distribution and financial shortages throughout the greater Charlotte area and communities across the United States.The racer known for his big smile and positive personality will be providing plenty for people across the country.last_img read more

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