Regional bodies benefiting from training in restorative justice


first_imgRepresentatives of justice reform, faith-based and non-governmental organisations on Friday commenced a five-day regional “train-the-trainer” workshop on restorative justice, a programme sponsored by Caricom and the European Union, along with the Sycamore Tree Project.Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development, Caricom Secretariat, Dr Douglas SlaterThe train-the-trainer workshop, which is being hosted at the Grand Costal Inn at Le Ressouvenir, ECD, is an activity of the 10th European Development Crime and Violence Prevention and Social Project under the Caribbean Forum/European Crime and Security Programme.Caricom’s Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, Dr Douglas Slater, in his remarks, said the workshop is one of several aimed at promoting social inclusion and reintegration of offenders into society. According to him, as the region endeavours to embrace alternatives to incarceration, adopting restorative justice programmes has become a critical priority.“Restorative justice is a response to crime that emphasises healing the wounds of victims, offenders and communities caused or revealed by criminal behaviour,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.In this regard, he said, the workshop, aimed at building the capacity of persons to implement the Sycamore Tree Project, is “opportune.”The Sycamore Tree Project is an in-prison restorative justice programme bringing together unrelated victims and offenders to discuss crime and its impact, while presenting opportunities for understanding and healing.last_img read more

Lung Link to Dinos and Birds Disputed


first_imgCarl Wieland at AIG has given a creationist response to the widely-publicized claim last week that dinosaurs breathed like birds (see Live Science and [email protected]).Creationists are good for evolutionists.  Otherwise, who would keep their rampant speculations in check?  If evolutionists were really interested in truth, they would welcome debate over interpretations of evidence from anyone who argues with sound logic, integrity and respect for the brute facts.  Since the scientific establishment will not even consider any opinion coming from outside the Darwin cheerleader’s club, it’s up to individuals to hear both sides and judge who is providing the better interpretation.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

What To Do To Keep Your Facebook Account Secure [Update]


first_imgEditor’s Update: Facebook has responded to our request for comment. The company is attributing the problems to user error and it denies there was a virus or that the site was hacked. Following are our tips on how to keep your Facebook account secure.Facebook said this week’s problem, which had users sending and accepting friend requests they did not initiate, was a result of users using contact importer. Users who clicked on “friend all” sent friend requests to everyone in their address book who had an email address linked to a Facebook account. Spokesman Frederic Wolens said in some cases the requests were held on Facebook’s servers as the program processed them, and users may not have connected their use of Facebook’s contact importer to friend requests that were processed as much as one week later.If you were one of those people, it may be too late to stop the friend requests, but you can turn off the sync function on your Facebook mobile app and log into Facebook to cancel out any of the other pending friend requests.We’re still waiting to hear back from Facebook about the attack we reported yesterday, but the ongoing discussion in Facebook’s Help Center indicates that it’s related to a syncing issue involving the contacts in some mobile phones. If you have been hit by the current attack, turn off the sync-contacts function on your mobile Facebook app. We’ll update our earlier post as soon as we get confirmation from Facebook.In the meantime, here are basic steps you should take whenever you think your account has been hacked.Change Your PasswordThis should be obvious. if someone or something has access to your account, end it by changing your Facebook password.Think of password changes like drug screenings at work: You should do it on a regular basis and after there’s been an accident. If you think someone has obtained your password (most likely through a phishing scam that lured you to a site that looks like Facebook) that’s the accident. Time to change.Reclaim Your AccountIt’s possible whoever took over your account will have beaten you to changing the password. Fortunately, Facebook has a process for reclaiming accounts. Follow the steps in the Help Center, which will verify your identity and re-secure your account.Update Your Security SoftwareDon’t gamble that the Facebook problem will remain just a Facebook problem. Update your security software (or, if, God forbid, you’re not using one, get a package immediately). To date, most of the major Facebook viruses and attacks have been limited to sending messages and friend requests, but that is likely change.Trim The App FatGo through the list of apps you have installed on Facebook and cut any that you don’t use regularly, and certainly any that with hindsight look suspicious. Each of your apps can compromise your security and privacy. Facebook has a primer on how to remove unwanted apps.Tell Your FriendsMake sure you alert potentially vulnerable contacts as soon as you know your account has been compromised. It’s also a good idea to let them know the steps you took to fix the account and, if you can figure it out, what worked. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts dave copelandcenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#web last_img read more

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is touted to have a unique material body


first_imgWith the leaks on design and specs of the Samsung Galaxy A5 on Sam Mobile, what is catching the curiosity of gadget geeks is the kind of body the upcoming smartphone would have.Having used metal-frame devices in Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note, Samsung is trying to maintain a premium look for its next,without actually using metal, as reported in the blog dedicated to the coverage of Samsung devices, Sam Mobile.The blog claims that the smartphone will be made of a unique material, neither metal nor plastic, that would feel cold in the hands?? of the user. It would cut down the cost and yet keep up to the luxe design.However, what it appears to from the leaked images is that the Galaxy A5 does have a metal ,as suggested by the visible metallic edges.As per the leaked reports, Galaxy A5 will be a mid-ranged phone featuring a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display. It may come with a Snapdragon 400 processor which has been used in older smartphones like HTC One Mini. It will sport a 13MP rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 16 GB storage and 2330 mAh battery along with the latest version of TouchWiz, as supposed by the blog.The release date for the phone is yet to be announced while the rumour mills remain abuzz.last_img read more