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Jamaica Office of the Contractor General OCG receives Forensic Equipment from US

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 14, 2017 – Kingston – The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has received Forensic Recovery of Evidence Data Center (FREDC) devices and supporting equipment valued at US$134,000 to boost its operations.   The donation, from the United States (US) Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, will aid the OCG in expediting its core functions of investigating and monitoring matters of national interest, thereby enhancing its investigative processes, which are critical to the findings and completed reports.Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of the United States in Kingston, Eric Khant, handed over the equipment to Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, at the OCG’s offices in Kingston on November 9.   Mr. Harrison, in his remarks, said the equipment will enhance the office’s overall information and communications technology capacity and investigative functions.“We at the OCG applaud the support and partnership through this very generous donation, which will cause the OCG and the new dispensation of the Integrity Commission to reach and maintain international best practices as we investigate acts of impropriety and our perceived acts of corruption,” he said.He informed that over the last 10 months, OCG staff members have received training overseas through the US Embassy, in the areas of effective interrogation statement analysis; major case management; economic crime investigations; contract and procurement fraud; and obtaining, managing and searching electronic evidence.   He added that very shortly, other members of staff will travel to Texas for training in principles of fraud investigation.Mr. Khant said the US Government spends about $1 billion annually to fight corruption and to promote good governance.“In Jamaica, the US Government spent, through the USAID, approximately $9.2 million in the last five years to fight corruption, (so) that comes to a total of $12 million that we spent under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative for Jamaica to fight corruption and to promote good governance,” he noted.He said the equipment will allow the OCG to extract data from computers and smartphones.“With this new capability, your office will be able to analyse electronic evidence more effectively.   We know you will put this equipment to good use, and, as I see it, this donation can’t go to a better organisation,” he said.last_img read more

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Klipsch debuts true wireless earphones ahead of CES 2019

first_img CES 2019 Enlarge ImageThe T5 True Wireless ship this spring for around $200. Klipsch With Apple’s AirPods dominating the wireless headphone market, we’re expecting to see a slew of new totally wireless headphones hit in 2019. Even Klipsch has a new pair of cord-free earphones, the T5 True Wireless, which will arrive in stores this spring with a price tag of around $200.  The earphones are part of Klipsch’s new line of T5 in-ear headphones that will make their debut at CES in Las Vegas next week. Klipsch provided scant details for the launch, but did say there are four models in the line — three wireless and one wired — with prices ranging from $59-$199. No international pricing has been announced yet. “Each model features the brand’s patented oval ear tips for ultimate comfort and an excellent seal for noise isolation and improved bass,” Klipsch says. We’ll update this post with additional specs as soon as we have more info. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to go hands-on with the T5 True Wireless at CES. Preview • What it’s like to live with AirPods Headphones CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Mentioned Above Apple AirPods reading • Klipsch debuts true wireless earphones ahead of CES 2019 • Review • Apple AirPods updated review: Getting better with age Apple See It $138 News • Apple AirPods 2 deal: $139.99 (save $19) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Walmart Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors How To • 17 tricks to help you get the most out of your Apple AirPods $159 See it Monoprice See It 1:07 Apple AirPods Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice See All Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Now playing: Watch this: 1 Comment $184 Tagslast_img read more

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Hate Crime Harassment Spike In Aftermath Of Trumps Election

first_img Share Listen Abner FletcherDena Marks, associate director in the Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Regional OfficeOver the course of his campaign for president, Donald Trump made remarks about a host of minorities ranging from controversial to openly offensive. Civil rights groups report that the week and a half after Election Day brought nearly 900 incidents of harassment and intimidation nationwide. And Texas experienced one of the largest outbreaks. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider spoke with Dena Marks about this spike in reported hate crimes. She’s the associate director in the Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Regional Office.Note: Donald Trump has disavowed the support of white nationalists, though he has often been slow to do so. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:39 Xlast_img read more

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