LKDSB taking part in bullying awareness week

first_imgTo help foster a safe and welcoming learning environment, the Lambton Kent District school board is taking part in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.Throughout this week, students, staff, parents and guardians are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on learning and overall well-being.“Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is an opportunity to reinforce the important lessons about the different forms of bullying; encourage students to connect with caring adults; and highlight the resources available to support students with concerns,” board director John Howitt said in a release.“We remain committed to working together to promote positive learning and work environments so that students and staff feel safe and welcome in our schools.”Schools within the board, with support from safe schools and multi-disciplinary teams, will participate in various activities throughout the week to help raise awareness.According to the 2019 School Climate Survey results, the majority of students in grades 4 to 12 know how to report bullying.The board also stated the majority of parents and guardians feel they can contact their child’s school with any concerns they might have.Bullying is generally persistent and aggressive behaviour that occurs in a real or perceived power imbalance between individuals. It can also come in various forms, such as physical, verbal, social and electronic.Any student experiencing bullying is encouraged to tell a caring adult at home or at school.Parents, guardians and students are also able to use the Student Wellness and Bullying Intervention Hotline at each school.For more information about Bully Awareness and Prevention Week, visit www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/prevention.html.tterfloth@postmedia.com Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

For autonomous vehicles, no tech is an island

first_img5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Related Posts Tags:#Autonomous car#GM#Google#Intel#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#sensors#Uber#Vision Systems Intelligence IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… David Currycenter_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… The autonomous car industry is quickly becoming one of the most valuable emerging technology markets, but it will be hard, if not impossible, for manufacturers of hardware and software to reach a global audience without extensive partnerships.That’s according to research firm Vision Systems Intelligence, which says that manufacturers will have to build relations with chip, sensor, mapping, and development tool firms to make its autonomous car functional on all fronts.See Also: Rolls-Royce unveils an autonomous car for the 1%“No one company owns all the expertise necessary to build an autonomous vehicle. From low-level component suppliers to modules or systems, each domain is a highly complex field in itself,” say Phil Magney, founder and principal of Vision Systems Intelligence.In the infographic above, Vision Systems Intelligence shows the various sectors of the autonomous car market. What it doesn’t show is the partnerships already established, like Google and Uber’s mapping partnership on Android, or General Motors acquisition of Cruise Automation for $1 billion and $500 million partnership with Lyft.Other partnerships between ‘autonomous solution’ firms and suppliers are most likely active, though we doubt many are disclosed.It is interesting to see what blocks companies are active in. Intel is apparently active in processing, connectivity, and security/safety, while Nvidia works on autonomous solutions, processing, and algorithms. Google is only active in autonomous solutions and mapping according to the infographic, though we suspect the search giant is working on its own development tools and sensors for the autonomous car prototype.Partnerships are always important for emerging technologies to gain traction, but the autonomous car market will require a vast amount of interoperability between software, hardware, and services, similar to the smartphone or computer but on a larger scale.Some manufacturers are showing a willingness to work together, Fiat Chrysler was reportedly in talks with Uber and Amazon, on top of its Google deal and General Motors has once again hinted at a possible partnership with Google.last_img read more

Gov’t Intensifies Fight against Scammers

first_imgThe Government’s efforts at putting a further dent in advanced fee fraud, also known as the lottery scam, are expected to be significantly boosted with proposed amendments to the Evidence Act. National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says Justice Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, is expected to table a Bill in Parliament shortly to amend the Act, to facilitate the admission of evidence from witnesses in court trials, via video link. Speaking at a Lottery Scam Forum hosted by Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) at the Terra Nova Hotel, on Wednesday (November 7), Mr. Bunting said the amendment is expected to go a far way in ensuring that lottery scam victims, who are predominantly North American residents, can be facilitated at trials locally without having to come to Jamaica, thereby expediting the timeframe within which the matter is concluded. “It is very difficult to collect evidence  because the victim…is typically an elderly person in…the United States, who is not going to be inclined to come to Jamaica to give evidence in a Jamaican court, particularly when we have the propensity to keep postponing matters,” the Minister argued. He pointed out that implementation of the video link technology would also facilitate cross-examination of witnesses “which would save those victims for whom it is difficult to travel (from having to come to Jamaica)”. Mr. Bunting said the video link facility would be incorporated into other matters, such as cases of sexual offences against children “where you have a vulnerable witness/victim, and you want to make it as convenient (as possible) and as minimal (the level of) intimidation (that may arise) in the process of giving evidence”. Meanwhile, Mr. Bunting informed that Senator Golding has presented a submission to Cabinet, which seeks to have legislation passed to deal with the lottery scam. This, he explained, arose out of the recognition of existing “legislative inadequacies” giving rise to lack of statutory provisions to effectively treat with the matter. In light of this, he said the Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), undertook a study on effective investigation and prosecution of lottery scams in Jamaica. Mr. Bunting said several “deficiencies” were identified and the relevant recommendations to address these incorporated in a comprehensive report, which the Justice Ministry received. These included, inter alia, weaknesses in the Cybercrimes Act, which informed Senator Golding’s Cabinet submission. The National Security Minister pointed out, however, that passage of the legislation “is going to take some time because we are starting from scratch”. Mr. Bunting also advised of efforts that will be made to use the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) “more effectively” in dealing with the lottery scam, particularly the sections related to criminal and civil forfeiture. Additionally, he advised that sections of the Larceny Act would also be treated as offences under POCA. “Essentially, what that does is to…facilitate (the state) recovering the illicit assets, of persons convicted for those offences by using the Proceed of Crimes Act. The Government is seized with the fact that it (lottery scam) is a Tier One threat to our society, to our economy, (and) to our national security (and the need to treat with it, accordingly),” Mr. Bunting stated.last_img read more

55yearold male arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, November 28, 2016 – Police investigating an accident that occurred on Saturday 26th November 2016 that killed a man on Grand Turk have arrested a 55 year-old male on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. At 10:04 pm Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to a report on Hospital Road where a complainant stated that a man who was crossing the road was knocked down by a silver truck. The man, 50 year-old Jacques Delzins of Haiti, was later pronounced dead by a doctor.  The driver of the truck was later seen and arrested. Anyone who witnessed the incident, who has not yet spoken to the police by calling the Grand Turk Police Station 946-2299. Related Items:last_img read more

Gayeshwar sent to jail 55 BNP men put on remand

first_imgBNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy taken to a Dhaka court in a prison van on 31 January. Photo: Sajid HossainA Dhaka court on Wednesday sent Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy to jail in a case filed with the Ramna police station.The court also put 55 other BNP leaders and activists on remand in four separate cases filed in connection with an attack on a prison van.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mahmudul Hasan passed the order.Read more: BNP leader Azizul Bari Helal ‘detained’ Gayeshwar Chandra Roy’s lawyer Sanaullah Mia alleged that Gayeshwar Chandra Roy was arrested only for his political statements.A group of BNP activists broke open prison van and snatched away two of their fellows in front of the High Court Mazar gate on Tuesday.The incident took place when BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was returning after appearing at a Dhaka court in Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Police detained 69 BNP men in connection with Tuesday’s incident.last_img read more