Vice Minister Moreno: Belonging to a gang is considered in the scope of our Criminal Code as a punishable act, which entails a penalty. Nevertheless, there are three legal requirements established by Panamanian law: it must be proven that the group has over three members that attribute themselves to perpetrating crimes, such as theft, robbery, drug consumption, drug trafficking, kidnapping, etc; that there is a hierarchy within the gang, a legally-proven hierarchy between its members and, above all, that they have a territory where they operate. Vice Minister Moreno: Operation Martillo is an excellent form of international cooperation among regional nations and the United States. We have had remarkable results during Operation Martillo. The National Naval Air Service has managed to seize the highest amount of illicit substances in open waters with the collaboration of the U.S. Coast Guard. For us, it is very important to keep this activity in international waters, which has an impact on our regional security. The 8th Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) was held in April in Panama, a nation that could be seriously affected by budgetary cuts in the United States if Panamax, an annual exercise aimed at training Western Hemisphere militaries to protect the Panama Canal, is cancelled. Diálogo interviewed Manuel Salvador Moreno, Panamanian Vice Minister of Public Security, during CENTSEC 2013 and talked about this and other issues. DIÁLOGO: How does Panama participate in Operation Martillo? DIÁLOGO: How did this cooperation materialize? DIÁLOGO: Is the problem of weapons that drug traffickers leave behind and that fall into the hands of young people also a problem in Panama? Vice Minister Moreno: We are very pleased that Panama has been chosen to host the 8th Central American Security Conference. We are a warm, open country; very inclusive regarding the participation of these events. We are firm believers that international cooperation, trust and mutual assistance among countries and governments allow us to do great things. Crime will not win the war: the good ones outnumber the bad ones. DIÁLOGO: Is it a crime in Panama to belong to a gang? Vice Minister Moreno: In recent years, the Panamanian government has integrated cutting-edge technology in its police forces, particularly on arrival and departure of people at Tucumán Airport. We have a facial recognition and identification system that can detect criminals who might be arriving or departing our country, so that we may perform intelligence, as well as capture them if there is any sort of outstanding warrant against them. The Police is making a dramatic effort, not only in terms of prevention but also in terms of repression, along with the Judicial Police and public prosecution, integrating those cases in which these young people are part of gangs, into the judicial system to make it a punishable offense and to impose legal penalties. [Then] we turn them in to the public prosecutor’s office, and bring them before the judge. Several gang members have been sentenced in Panama, and several gangs have been disrupted by our actions; however, the efforts must continue, because although it is hard, it is not impossible. We, the public and security forces, the National Police in this case, have taken internal preventive measures with the collaboration of other Panamanian ministries, so that we can keep young people away from drugs and gangs. Interview with Vice Minister of Public Security of Panamá, Manuel Salvador Moreno Vice Minister Moreno: I think that as long as we are able to keep working and collaborating, regardless of the decrease in resources from the U.S. and the Panamanian resource availability, the most important thing is that we have every intention, all the good will to continue our efforts in the fight against this scourge that is organized crime. By Dialogo May 22, 2013 DIÁLOGO: What is Panama’s main security challenge? Vice Minister Moreno: It is a problem, because we know that drug traffickers pay their collaborators with illicit products when smuggling drugs through Central America. These drugs remain in our regional countries, and provoke turf wars to maintain control of internal markets, of the so-called ‘narcomenudeo’ (street drug dealing), which increases social instability among young people in Panama, as well as in all Central American societies. We have a shared responsibility among regional nations to protect that interoceanic pathway, which is a world heritage, and from which everyone benefits. Regardless of any financial cuts in the U.S. economy, I believe that Panama and the regional countries will maintain the ability to respond and participate effectively in Panamax, as well as in the fight against crime. Furthermore, we have integrated the I-24/7 Interpol network, in order to extend communications with terminals at different airports, as well as on the border between Panamá and Costa Rica. We have also increased the communications system, so that all of our security forces stay interconnected through a single communication system of portable and base radios. Likewise, we are also adding other technological initiatives that have resulted in a direct fight against crime. We are having positive results. One of our greatest achievements is that we will obtain the capacity to secure the country, such as monitoring all of our coasts and our entire airspace with 19 radars (ten in the Pacific and nine in the Atlantic). As well as the installation of 14 naval air bases, that will allow us to control our territorial waters and suspicious aircraft and vessels. This system will integrate the CSII [Cooperative Situational Information Integration] system used in the U.S. in coordination with other countries in the region. For us, this represents a strong impact on the fight against organized crime. DIÁLOGO: Would you like to add anything about CENTSEC 2013? There was another requirement, which was the use of tattoos or graffiti, but our gangs stopped getting tattoos and making graffiti, and we have been able to avoid that requirement, although we have been prosecuting them and we have been able to imprison adult gang members, as well as teenagers and minors. Even though there is a special criminal jurisdiction for minors, the crime of being a gang member also encompasses minors. DIÁLOGO: What technologies does Panama use for these purposes? Vice Minister of Public Security of Panamá, Manuel Salvador Moreno: Our main challenge is to keep our people secure, in peace and quiet; to make them feel a sense of safety that allows them to live in peace with their fellow citizens and families, and for us to be able to provide that protection. That is the big challenge we have; hence, we have designed a robust security system integrated in several fields. And we are confronting this national security challenge with the cooperation of partner nations, neighboring countries. Vice Minister Moreno: With regional, Latin American and Central American nations, as well as with the United States, Canada and Mexico, we maintain a close relationship of information exchange, which has contributed to drug seizures and criminal arrests in real time. Thus, we have been able to counter criminal activities in our region, which also has a certain impact on local activities. DIÁLOGO: Do you think budgetary cuts in the U.S. will negatively affect military exercises, such as Panamax?
Comment Charlie Nicholas wanted Brendan Rodgers as Arsenal manager but praises ‘second-choice’ Mikel Arteta Advertisement Arsenal looked at Rodgers before pursuing Arteta (Picture: Getty)‘I didn’t want Arsenal to go down the Manchester United route, which was to throw money at a few big-name coaches. You might win a couple of trophies but you build nothing in the long-term.‘Arsenal need to build a project so I’m very happy that Arteta has agreed to join.’The Gunners face Everton on Saturday but Arteta will watch the Premier League match from the stands, with interim boss Freddie Ljungberg remaining in charge until Sunday.MORE: Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal’s decision to appoint Mikel ArtetaMORE: Josh Kroenke explains why Arsenal chose Mikel Arteta as new head coach ADVERTISEMENTOver the past two weeks, Arsenal have focused their attentions on Arteta and confirmed on Friday that the former midfielder had agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with the club.Reacting to the appointment, Arsenal legend Nicholas said: ‘My original choice was Brendan Rodgers.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But it looked as if they couldn’t get him and Arsenal were scared of being embarrassed if they pursued it.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘My second-choice was Arteta. This is a project so I have no problem with that.‘Arsene Wenger came with no reputation and look what happened to him. Arteta has been groomed by the best coach in the world [Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola] for three years.‘This is an intelligent guy. He’s got an opinion and he’s a leader. He fits all the criteria. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 4:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link300Shares Charlie Nicholas wanted Brendan Rodgers at Arsenal instead of ‘second-choice’ Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas wanted Brendan Rodgers as Arsenal’s new manager but has praised ‘second-choice’ Mikel Arteta following his appointment.The Gunners were said to be interested in bringing former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers to the Emirates after sacking Unai Emery at the end of last month.Rodgers quickly committed his future to Leicester City, however, signing a new deal with the Foxes running until 2025.Welcome back, Mikel! 👋Head coach of The Arsenal 👔 pic.twitter.com/lhsAfQ7cfq— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 20, 2019
Embed from Getty ImagesMany Derby County fans on Twitter looked on with envy as their out-on-loan forward Chris Martin scored again for Fulham in the televised showdown with QPR.Martin’s goal – his ninth in 19 games for the Whites – atoned for his previous penalty miss as he earned his side a point.He had wanted to return to Derby but Fulham refused to cut his loan deal short and Rams supporters were regretful he was ever allowed to leave by previous boss Nigel Pearson.Give me Chris Martin over any of our current strikers any day #DCFC— Josh Dickinson (@joshdickinson3) January 21, 2017Don’t care what anyone says ,Chris Martin miles better than anything we’ve got. What an awful decision by Mel and D.C.FC— Paul (@Williamsp57Paul) January 21, 2017That Martin guy at Fulham looks decent, we could do with a player like him #dcfc— Mitchell (@MitchellTulley_) January 21, 2017Chris Martin scores again… good call to send him on loan 👀🌚 @dcfcofficial— Callum Webb (@CallumWebb18) January 21, 2017Chris Martin scores again… thanks Nigel Pearson for strengthening a team we are in competition against #dcfcfans— Gav (@Gav1981) January 21, 2017I miss Chris Martin in a #dcfc shirt— Ryan (@Ryan_27) January 21, 2017Chrissy Martin Derby’s number 9 #ffc #dcfc— Justin (@justink1884) January 21, 2017Fulham fans were delighted with Martin’s equaliser and the fact he seems to be committed to the club for the rest of his loan spell.What a goal by Martin! So glad he’s back. #FFC #COYW— Andrew Sherman (@asherman87) January 21, 2017Martin showing his experience and class.That was a nice finish, very clever indeed! #FFC— Ad (@ABronsSmith) January 21, 2017GET IN MARTIN! COME ON FULHAM ⚽️🔥#FFC #FulhamFC— Phoebe Benta (@phoebebenta) January 21, 2017YESS get in Martin #ffc— Aly (@AlyMeta) January 21, 2017 Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market sarah perez Tags:#Apple#news#NYT#web U.S. investigators will be holding a press conference this afternoon to announce criminal charges related to the alleged theft of email addresses and other personal information from 120,000 iPad users. The theft occurred back in June of this year, when hackers compromised AT&T’s servers with an automated script. At the time, a group calling itself Goatse Security claimed responsibility for the breach, saying it was motivated to show iPad users their data was not as secure as they thought.According to a breaking news report from Reuters, Paul Fishman, the U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, and the FBI plan to hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss the charges.Remember this Attack?If this story sounds familiar to you, it should. This summer, the news spread like wildfire around the Web, not just because of the hack attempt itself, but also because of the name of the so-called “security firm” itself, which refers to a decidedly NSFW (not safe for work) Web prank. The news story was broken by Gawker originally. For a refresher, you can read all the details here.The security firm, really just a group of hackers calling itself a firm, exploited a security flaw on AT&T’s Web servers which allowed them to obtain email addresses from the SIM cards of iPad 3G users. This hack did not affect users of Wi-Fi only iPads.At the time of the original report, the number of comprised accounts was said to be around 114,000. Today, it seems that number was just a bit higher: 120,000.How the Attack WorkedThe hackers had used a specially formatted HTTP request, which would return a user’s ICC-ID, that is, their iPad 3G SIM card address. This number, which stands for “integrated circuit card identifier” is used to identify SIM cards by associating a mobile subscriber with their device. A script on AT&T’s website allowed anyone to submit an ICC-ID and it would then return the subscriber’s email address.The hackers found the ICC-ID’s thanks to many public photos hosted on the photo-sharing website Flickr and other similar sites. They were also able to guess a large number of ICC-ID’s just by looking at known IDs and making educated guesses.To harvest the data from the AT&T servers, the hackers wrote an automated PHP script which would send a request to the website that made it appear as if the request came from a specific iPad user’s device.Goatse Security said it notified AT&T of the breach, but only after sharing the script with an unknown number of third-parties. AT&T closed the security hole shortly after being notified.Who Was Affected?Among the users affected were many high-profile government officials and military personnel. Based on the email addresses gathered, the hackers had managed to snoop out accounts from the major service branches of the military, NASA, the FCC, DARPA, the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Health.In other industries, the affected individuals included top executives from The New York Times Company, Dow Jones, Condé Nast, Viacom, Time Warner, News Corporation, HBO, Hearst as well as others from Google, Amazon, AOL, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley.AT&T said it would inform customers whose email address had been obtained through this attack, but generally downplayed the breach saying “the only information that can be derived from the ICC-ID’s is the email address attached to that device.”From Reuters’ report, it sounds as if there is other personal data involved, too. However, we may not know if that’s an accurate statement until this afternoon’s press conference.Soon after the attack occurred, the FBI announced it would open an investigation into the iPad breach. Today’s charges are the result of that investigation. We imagine that with a name like “Goatse,” this hacker group wasn’t too hard to track down.According to Retuers, the defendants Daniel Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer were each charged with one count of fraud and one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization. Spitler will appear in federal court in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday and Aurenheimer will appear in an Arkansas federal court. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … readwrite By the end of this month, most Android users will finally be able to locate and, if necessary, remotely wipe data from misplaced smartphones and tablets. Google today announced Android Device Manager, a new feature for Android versions 2.2 and up that basically mimics the functionality in Apple’s long-standing “Find My iPhone” service. Which, by the way, launched more than three years ago.The Google version will let you ring a phone (even if it’s muted), locate it on a map in real time, or wipe it clean if it’s been stolen or can’t be recovered.Image courtesy of Google Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#Device Manager#Google#now
Game time is at 8 p.m. at Santa Rosa Multi Purpose Sports Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna, where Alab has not lost in nine games this season.The long and exacting grind is taking a toll on Alab, which missed import Renaldo Balkman and key players like Brandon Rosser, Lawrence Domingo and JR Alabanza in an 84-114 loss to the Macau Black Bears in Foshan, China, on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Filipino ballclub got off to a blazing start, taking an 18-5 lead, but Macau’s Filipino-American guard, Mikh McKinney, and Dewarick Spencer combined for 12 of their team’s 16 triples as the Black Bears rolled over Alab in the next three periods to improve to 13-11.McKinney waxed hot anew, exploding for 43 points, while Spencer poured 42 points for the Black Bears. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other LATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director In the midst of their toughest stretch of the season, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has little time to sulk.On the heels of their worst loss of the ABL Season 9, the reigning champions try to get back on track immediately as they battle the Formosa Dreamers on Sunday night in a matchup that could determine which team gets the top seeding in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Amid the grind, staying healthy still top priority for Eduard Folayang Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag PJ Ramos finished with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Josh Urbiztondo tallied 16 points on five triples, but the Filipinos sorely missed Balkman’s all-around game as they fell to 18-6, just half a game behind the Dreamers.A win by Formosa against Alab will push the Taiwanese team ahead in the race for the No. 1 seeding.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Chris Ross did the damage from afar and June Mar Fajardo anchored the Beermen’s inside game with impunity as San Miguel led by as large as 21 points early to practically take the Hotshots’ confidence away.And when the duo blew cold, Marcio Lassiter and Christian Standhardinger cranked it up in the second half to help quell the Hotshots’ spirited tries mounting a comeback and set up a fitting culmination to a see-saw series between teams that flaunt contrasting styles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“You can see it in the players that they didn’t want to lose. You could see it in the players that losing would mean relinquishing our title to our opponents [and they don’t like that],” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria.“While they (Hotshots) made a run, we remained composed,” he added. Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES “Defense wins championships, as great coaches would say. We know that when it comes to offense, we’re the first or second-ranked team. But we can’t rely only on that,” he told the Inquirer.Magnolia bore the brunt of its production from Jio Jalalon, who scored 17 points.But the Hotshots couldn’t match the Beermen’s might especially with Game 6 hero Mark Barroca limited to just six points.“Now we have a good chance to grab [the title] again,” Austria said of the decider, slated at 7 p.m. “I just hope we could score two straight wins over them. It has never happened this series.”San Miguel will be playing its first Game 7 since their famed ‘Beeracle’ run in the 2016 Philippine Cup, when it erased a 0-3 deficit against Alaska to complete the most remarkable comeback in the PBA—if not in all of pro sports.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew With their reign and legacy on the line, four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer lived up to all the pre-Finals hype on Sunday night to topple Magnolia, 98-86, and forge a you-or-me duel for the PBA Philippine Cup title at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen left nothing to chance, buckling down to work right from the get-go to build comfortable leads early before fending off several dogged rallies by the Hotshots and necessitate a Game 7 Wednesday also at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo paced San Miguel with 23 points. Lassiter looked like he has regained his lethal form, finishing with 20 as Ross and Standhardinger posted 17 and 16, respectively.Interestingly, the victory marked the first time in this series that San Miguel failed to score at least 100 points in winning.Austria actually likes that.“I actually told them I don’t care if we scored more or less than 90 points tonight as long as we’re playing defense,” said Austria.He believes that his charges are more than just a well-oiled offensive machine.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Andaya, Borja rule IronKids View comments
zoom Amid challenging shipping markets, London-based provider of integrated shipping services Clarkson PLC (Clarksons) recorded a profit before taxation of GBP 44.8 million (USD 57.4 million) in 2016, lower from a profit of GBP 50.5 million (USD 61.3 million) seen a year earlier. The decrease in profit reflects significantly lower freight rates and asset values during the year, offset by increased transaction volumes, increased market share and a strong US dollar, according to the company.Revenue for the period stood at GBP 306.1 million, compared to a revenue of GBP 301.8 million posted in 2015.“2016 has been a year of growth, consolidation and delivery for Clarksons, despite the shipping market undergoing one of the most challenging periods in living memory, as highlighted by the lowest level for the ClarkSea Index since 1990, and the offshore market facing challenges as a result of the depressed oil price,” Andi Case, Clarksons’ CEO, commented.Despite the headwinds, Case said the company has focused on its long-term strategy for growth, investing in tools for trade and positioning the business to capitalize when the upturn in its markets comes.“Overall our broking teams have performed well, even though in offshore the operators continue to focus on cost cutting… The dry cargo market, which started the year with the weakest rates in recorded history, was also depressed, though there were some more encouraging signs towards the end of the year. However, the tankers, specialised products, gas and sale and purchase markets performed particularly well,” Case added.According to Case, Clarksons’ port services teams remained profitable in some of the toughest markets ever seen for this type of business – the reduced spending by the oil and gas sector in the North Sea affected the firm’s supplies activities.Whilst Clarksons anticipates the market to remain challenging in the near-term, the company believes the medium-term outlook for the sector is more positive.Demand continues to progress and the recalibration of the demand/supply balance is improving, following lower levels of ordering and continued scrapping assisted by the impact of environmental regulation. Seaborne trade continues to rise and further positives for growth include the prospect of higher infrastructure spending from the world’s two largest economies, Case said.“We are well placed to continue the solid performance delivered in 2016 and are leveraged to benefit strongly from growth when the shipping cycle turns,” James Hughes-Hallett, Clarksons’ Chairman, pointed out.