Invest in security cameras – Region 3 Chamber warns businesses

first_imgThe Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging businesses to take their safety into their own hands and invest in security equipment, such as cameras that can record images of criminal elements in the dead of night.According to the Chamber’s President, Radesh Rameshwar, the body has been meeting with Divisional Commander Leslie James in order to play its part in theThe Region Three Chamber President urges the business community to complement the Police Force’s effortscrime fight.“We’re asking businesses to put in security cameras. And we have been having regular meetings with the Commander and to assist them with things like motor bikes to help them be more active in their response to these crimes.”He added, “For the business people, we want to urge them to be extremely careful. We want to advise them to invest in these cameras so it would help. Especially cameras with the night vision, so they can help in capturing these criminals.”Rameshwar acknowledged that many of the normal cameras were excellent at capturing footage during daylight hours. But he noted that the resolution was poor during the night, hence his call for businesses to invest in night-vision cameras.The Guyana Police Force had recently announced that it has recorded an 11 per cent decrease in serious crime up to the end of July, when compared to the same period last year.In June, the Force also reported a seven per cent decrease in serious crime.Based on statistics provided by the Guyana Police Force, there has been a 16 per cent reduction in the incidents of murder for the month of June; a four per cent decrease in incidents of robbery wherein no instrument was used; a five per cent decrease in incidents of robbery under arms; a four per cent decrease in incidents of robbery under arms wherein instruments other than firearms were used, but there has been a 64 per cent increase in incidents of robbery with violence and a 53 per cent increase in incidents of larceny from the person.In addition, the Police have recorded a six per cent decrease in incidents of rape, as well as a one per cent decrease in incidents of burglary and a 19 per cent decrease in incidents of break and enter and larceny.Meanwhile, for July, there has been an 18 per cent decrease in incidents of murder; a 17 per cent decrease in incidents of robbery under arms; and a 10 per cent decrease in incidents of rape. Other crimes – such as robberies with violence, robbery with aggravation, and larceny from the person – are on the increase.Seventy murders were committed for the year thus far, with those stemming from disorderly behaviour topping the list with 32.Thirteen murders were committed as a result of domestic disputes; 11 stemmed from robberies; the motive behind eight was unknown, four were executions and two persons were killed for reasons other than those mentioned above.last_img read more


first_imgAntibiotics save lives and are important tools for treating a number of common bacterial infections.  Nonetheless, at least 30% of the antibiotics used in outpatient settings in the United States are prescribed when they aren’t needed.  Unnecessary use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent public health threats.  This resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drug designed to kill them.   Annually in the US, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant and around 23,000 die as a result.Due to these alarming statistics, the Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) wants to take time to remind our community of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual campaign, “Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care.”  During Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 12-18, take time to follow these eight ways to stay antibiotic aware:Remember that antibiotics save lives but they aren’t always the answer when you are sick.Antibiotics do not work on viruses (Ex: colds, flus).Antibiotics are only needed for treating certain infections caused by bacteria (Ex: strep throat, E.coli).An antibiotic will not make you feel better if you have a virus.Any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects.Taking antibiotics creates resistant bacteria.If you need antibiotics, take them exactly as prescribed.Stay healthy: Clean your hands, cover coughs, and get vaccinated!last_img read more

Magnificent tailcam view of a sunrise landing at LAX

first_imgThis is a video of a magnificent tailcam view of a sunrise landing at LAX in a Qantas A380.Last week Qantas boss Alan Joyce told Editor Stve Creedy that he wants to get another 10 years out of the airline’s refurbished Airbus A380s and said the move to bring the superjumbo’s product into line other aircraft in the fleet will help him do it.READ: Analyst tips Boeing will launch the 797.Despite moves by some airlines to retire 380s, the Qantas experts have done their sums and Joyce argues a new configuration with a 27 percent increase in premium seating will help keep them in the air.last_img

Top 10 Digital Lifestyle Products of 2008

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#2008 in Review#Digital Lifestyle#web#Year in Review Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Editor’s Note: This list was contributed by Steve O’Hear, editor of last100, a former RWW network blog.There was lots of activity in the digital lifestyle space in 2008, with new devices, services, and platforms being launched and some of our favorites from last year getting significant updates. One notable trend throughout the year was the way these products and services began to converge; not in the sense that they were becoming all-in-one devices, although some of that was happening, but rather by hardware, services, and content playing together nicely, often through open standards and platforms, with the Internet acting as a conduit. On that note, here are our picks of the 10 best digital lifestyle products of 2008.This is the eighth in our series of top products of 2008:Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2008Top 10 International Products of 2008Top 10 Consumer Web Apps of 2008Top 10 RSS and Syndication Products of 2008Top 10 Mobile Web Products of 2008Top 10 Enterprise Web Products of 2008Top 10 Real World Web Apps of 20081. The App Store The real upgrade to the iPhone this year wasn’t the iPhone 3G but the accompanying App Store. Launched just five months ago, the store now offers over 10,000 third-party apps, and Apple has seen over 300 million downloads. Part of that success can be attributed to the way in which the iPhone as a platform has galvanized developers; a second major factor is the simplicity of the App Store itself. As a result, lots of our other favorite digital lifestyle-related products and services wound up on the iPhone and iPod Touch, such as Pandora and (digital music), Joost (Internet TV), Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter (social web), as well as location-based services, games, remotes (VLC Player and Sonos), and much, much more.See also: The real surprise of the App Store isn’t number of downloads or revenue2. Netflix When Netflix starting talking up plans to deliver its online streaming service, Watch Instantly, to “Internet-connected high-definition DVD players, Internet-connected game consoles, and dedicated Internet set-top boxes,” we were a little skeptical, especially of the time frame. However, the company really delivered in 2008: Netflix streaming is now available on TiVo, the XBox 360, Internet-connected DVD players from LG and Samsung, along with the Roku Netflix Player set-top box.3. AndroidOur initial review of the first Google phone, T-Mobile’s G1, was mixed, but the Android OS had us pretty excited. “Without a doubt, the Android operating system is spectacular,” last100’s Daniel Langendorf wrote at the time. “It’s fast, with little or no lag time. It’s responsive, fun to use, and full of promise.” A few months on and we’re still impressed. In particular, Android’s mobile web browser is the best post-iPhone one yet. And likewise, the Android Market does a great job of copying the iPhone’s App Store. Of course, the best thing about Android is that it’s open source; as a result, we’ll see it powering numerous new smartphones next year, along with other hardware, such as set-top boxes, MIDs, and GPS devices.4. Nokia E71 In our extensive review, we described Nokia’s E71 as our favorite smartphone yet. So, admittedly, this one is a very personal choice. The E71 is roughly the same size as the iPhone but has a completely different form-factor, omitting touch for a more traditional user interface and with enough room to pack in a compact but very usable QWERTY keyboard. Other pluses are the device’s overall responsiveness, bundled applications, and a number of welcome improvements to the S60 line’s user interface, along with decent web browsing and media playback, superb call quality, and extremely good battery life.5. Hulu Although online video site Hulu was available in private beta in 2007, it didn’t launch publicly until March of this year. Our initial verdict was mixed, but since then the Fox and NBC joint venture has become the third biggest video destination in the U.S., according to Nielsen. Perhaps a testament to that success, a number of device makers have released set-top boxes marketed on their ability to put Hulu content on the TV, such as ZeeVee’s recently announced PC-to-TV solution, the ZvBox, and the Neuros LINK. Now, if only Hulu would release an iPhone app or, like Netflix, form official partnerships with consumer electronics companies.6. BBC iPlayer Hulu could certainly learn a thing or two from the iPlayer, the BBC’s TV catch-up service (UK only). Since its controversial Windows launch, when the public broadcaster was accused of getting too close to Microsoft, the iPlayer has added streaming for the Mac and Linux, a version for the iPhone and iPod Touch, numerous other portable media players, and support for the latest phones running Windows Mobile. There’s also an iPlayer application for select Nokia phones and a browser-based version optimized for the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.7. PlayStation 3 Sony’s PlayStation 3 wasn’t launched in 2008, but it certainly came of age this year. The company has always pitched the PS3 as a device that goes far beyond gaming. Instead, like Microsoft’s XBox 360, it’s designed to be a trojan horse in the living room, delivering a range of non-gaming content and services through the television. On that front, Sony made significant progress in 2008 by winning the next-generation format war with Blu-ray, adding DVR functionality in the UK with PlayTV, launching a video download store in the U.S., adding support for DivX video, and, finally, rolling out its own virtual world called Home.8. Songbird After being in development for two years, the open-source desktop music player Songbird reached its 1.0 release this month. What sets Songbird apart from the likes of iTunes is the array of available plug-ins that extend the app’s functionality. For example, mashTape, one of six default add-ons, let’s you delve into artist info, discography, links, and news and scroll through Flickr photos and YouTube videos. Other add-on services that ship with the player out of the box are, Concerts, and SHOUTcast radio. With these installed, you can sync your tracks to’s online service, check out upcoming concerts in the area, and stream music over the Internet using the player. As of publication, there are over 70 plug-ins available for Songbird.See also: ReadWriteWeb’s full Songbird review.9. Wii Fit Nintendo has long contended that “everyone’s a gamer,” and now the console giant wants everyone to get fit. Announced last year but released in 2008, the Wii Fit aims to improve the health of family members through the kind of active play first seen in Wii Sports. The “game” comes with a balance board that assists with aerobic, toning, and balancing activities. A neat feature is that household members can review each other’s progress on a new Wii channel.10. The Netbook This isn’t an individual product but a whole new product category that has really taken off in 2008. Initially targeted to the education market and those wanting a third machine, netbooks are resonating with a much broader market — and not just because of their lower price point compared to more traditional, higher spec’ed sub-notebooks. Despite years of industry propaganda, consumers are wising up to the fact that they don’t have to step on the processor upgrade treadmill. Instead, in an age when more and more of our applications and data reside in the cloud (on remote servers, rather than local computers), a machine with Internet connectivity and powerful enough to run a modern web browser (a netbook, in other words) is often all we need. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting steve ohear last100 editor 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Ateneo not done, wants more titles

first_imgMRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Go’s statements, weren’t thrown to the wind though with head coach Tab Baldwin giving a more detailed, although metaphorical, answer.“We managed to climb the mountain and now we stand on the plateau,” said Baldwin. “When we look up we see another peak and that’s where we’re headed.”Of Atenoe’s roster, only Chibueze Ikeh, Kris Porter, and captain Vince Tolentino will be graduating.And the Blue Eagles’ Season 80 triumph was the parting gift Baldwin and the remaining Blue Eagles gave the trio in their farewell.“We want to enjoy this plateau, enjoy the view here, look at one another in the eye, and have that knowledge that each and every one of us played a great part in this,” said Baldwin.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Malditas save PH from shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWinning a championship brings forth one of the biggest responsibilities in all sports, and that is defending that all-important piece of hardware.For Ateneo, though, defending its UAAP championship is just a mere piece of the puzzle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “This season’s been one hell of a ride for this band of brothers, we feel we accomplished something, but we’re not satisfied with that,” said Ateneo Isaac Go, who emerged as one of the team’s go-to guys down the stretch in Season 80, Saturday.Go hit the title-clinching 3-pointer that put Ateneo up 85-80 with 24.7 seconds left in Game 3 of the Season 80 Finals against La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAteneo eventually closed the game out, 88-86, to claim its ninth seniors’ basketball title, its first since winning five straight from 2008 until 2012.“We want another one next year and hopefully we can start, or top, the five-peat.” ONE: Filipino fighter Catalan loses in 1st round to Thai foe Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more