Mobile Device TemplateIf you are looking for amazing, ready-to-go background mobile device animation, check out Fast Forward on RocketStock.com. In this video tutorial, learn how you can use motion graphics in After Effects to animate a 2D mobile device using your own UI design.Working on an animated 2D mobile device project is quite common today since most people spend a lot their time online on a mobile device. With that in mind, you shouldn’t be surprised if your client wants to incorporate a mobile device into a project. A 2D mobile device is a great way to create a strong call-to-action, as it tells viewers that they can use their phones to get in on the action. (In fact, they will more than likely be on their mobile device while watching your video.)Any company with a web presence or an app may need a commercial that showcases their product in the context of a mobile phone CTA. So, there are multiple ways to go about designing a mobile phone animation:The easy way: download a .PNG of a file and animate in the UI.The top of line way: create a 3D phone with realistic textures and accurate design.And the clean motion graphics way: use 2D layers to make a 3D phone. Looking for more on After Effects? Check out these tutorials.Understanding Keyframe Interpolation in Adobe After Effects5 Ways To Create A Background in After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Stitch 360 Footage in After EffectsHow to Export Illustrator Icons to Use in After Effects and Premiere ProVideo Tutorial: How to Loop an Animation in Adobe After Effects Use 2D Layers to Make a 3D phoneIn this After Effects tutorial, we’ll create a clean motion graphics mobile animation. We’ll use the rounded rectangle tool to create each side of the phone. From there, we will use strategic compositions to design the phone and the UI. Lastly, we will tie all of the layers together and animate the phone in 3D space.What you’ll take away from this After Effects tutorial:Using 2D shape layers to create a 3D phone.Creating compositions to build your UI.How to work in 3D space with cameras.How to use motion graphics to create a real object.
From voice acting, to directing, to learning to love your work even on the bad days, America Young is here to tell you how it’s done.In front of the camera, behind it, or kicking it with acrobatic force, multi-faceted industry pro America Young knows there are no excuses. You want to make a film? Just do it.We spoke with her and found some premium gems on what she’s learned and how she still knows nothing.Courtesy of America Young.Premium Beat: You have such a diverse skill set — actor, director, producer, and most intriguingly stunt performer. You’ve been set on fire, dragged through gravel, brought your fists to a knife fight, and swung from buildings. How do you prepare for all this danger and still bring the needed reality to the scene?America Young: First of all, your framing of the question is a lot of fun. Great question. The answer differs depending on which job title I have that day. As a stunt person, I do what I’m told by the coordinator. As a stunt coordinator, I work with the director to find the tone and truth of the scene. It’s so important that the action augments the story and the characters, and that it doesn’t take over. If the scene is all action, the audience checks out. I mean, they’ll watch it and think “That looks so bad ass!” but they won’t be invested in the outcome. They won’t care who wins and they won’t worry about the characters.The fights, and the way the character fights, need to be character-driven to keep that truth. A person with no training who has never been exposed to a dangerous situation would react completely differently than someone who has. All of this needs to be connected. There needs to be a real connection with story and risk. Doesn’t matter if the character is a child or a superhero, we want the viewer to worry about the characters.Jace Hall, Stan Lee, Peter David, America Young, Mark Hamill and Adrianne Curry. Stan Lee’s World of Heroes Panel members. Image from IMDB.PB: Do you find that being a woman in the stunt world presents any special challenges?AY: I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Obviously. I’m sure it does but since I’ve always been a woman, I don’t really have a different point of reference. I do know that I have always felt supported by amazingly talented stuntmen and stuntwomen in the industry. And since women have to do the same slams into concrete and stair falls as the stuntmen, but are usually in evening gowns or bikinis (so we can’t wear pads), I’ve actually found the stuntmen view stuntwomen with great respect.That said, there are not a lot of women working as stunt coordinators. Not many at all. I was coordinating a feature earlier this year and worked with an incredible stuntwoman who has been stunting for 20 years. She said I was the first woman she had ever worked for. I believe Monique Ganderton is the first woman to stunt coordinate a major blockbuster movie.There are some who accept the way it’s always been done, and there are others who ask “Why?” I try to be the one who asks why. And I find most of the time people are open to the discussion, which is pretty cool.Protectress, directed by America Young. Courtesy of Saint Joan productionsPB: You trained with the same Grandmaster who trained Bruce Lee. What can you tell us about that experience?AY: Oh man. That was INTENSE! He’s 85 and can still beat the pants off of anyone. Bruce Lee trained with a number of people. My Grandmaster was an expert on kicks so that was the focus of what he and Bruce worked on. I have never worked harder and pushed myself further than when testing for my Black Belt with him. He is old school, hardcore.Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures/ Courtesy of Mattel Creations.PB: Switching gears from Battles to Barbie. You voice her in the TV Series, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures. What is the process like in the voiceover world? You’ve done other tween projects (Monster High) and video game voices (Saints Row 3 & 4). Is preparing for voiceover work much different than on camera besides the obvious?AY: Yes! Dreamhouse Adventures is on Netflix. Eight episodes so far with more episodes coming soon! Everything leads back to story, character, and truth. Stunts, voiceover, or on camera, all different skills sets flesh out a different part of the story. If you don’t connect to those things, then people don’t invest. With both VO and stunts, you warm up and you practice and train constantly. With both VO and stunts, you work to find the way you can best serve the story and the project.I am also currently directing Season 4 of Barbie Vlogger on youtube. We just did an episode about the Sorry Reflex that went viral and I’m beaming with pride. To inspire and affect others as positively as I can is why I am in this industry. Directing the motion capture, voiceover, and animation on this series has been challenging and fulfilling. It’s my experience that Mattel is committed to Barbie being a great role model. Our writer, producers, actors, animators, the whole team are all incredible and are truly seeking the best possible version of this icon. Dream job.Courtesy of America Young.PB: We know you are a badass who can also tap into her inner Barbie. But, when you put on the director’s hat how do you approach the work? Do you lead a set with an iron fist, solicit collaboration, or is it a bit of both?AY: Benevolent dictatorship. It’s important that the buck stops with someone. There needs to be someone with the singular vision who has all the information and knows how it all fits together. That said, the smartest thing a director can do is hire the best possible people for each job and then listen to them. They think about their job and their department all the time. They know what they are doing and are passionate about their craft. You might not always take their advice, no matter how brilliant, because it might not fit into the big picture. But you will always, always improve the project if you are open to admitting someone else’s idea is better than yours.As for how to run a set, it’s a fine line right? There’s a lot of money, talent and jobs riding on a film. However, it’s a movie. We get to play for a living. So it’s important to me that we work hard but remember to enjoy it, treat each other well on set, and keep perspective.When we shot The Concessionaires Must Die!, a majority of it was in Fresno, CA. We were all in a hotel and it felt like summer camp. So many of my cast and crew have told me that to this day, it is still their favorite set they’ve worked on. I think the fun and love comes through on the film. It’s now available on all VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play!Courtesy of America Young.PB: The projects you’ve directed and produced seem very much labors of love. Is there anything you’ve learned from the crowd-funding world?AY: No matter what the budget, I think they all have to be labors of love because IT IS A LOT OF LABOR! I’ve learned you will love your movie. And you will hate your movie. Then you’ll love it again. Then you’ll doubt everything and think that you wasted everyone’s time. And then you’ll love it again and cannot wait to do another.This is something I’ve heard from every filmmaker, no matter the level or budget or experience. If at anytime in life you are pushing yourself, personal goal wise, and you think “I will never do this again” it may be because you are so outside your comfort zone that you feel miserable. Which most likely means, you are accomplishing something truly remarkable. Which most likely means, you will be so freaking proud once you accomplish it and will most certainly do it again. So, if you are currently in a loathing cycle, don’t worry, the sun will come out. If you are currently in a love cycle, brace yourself.I think that makes labors of love sustainable is the love part—the passion part. It’s the people you surround yourself with. When I hire people, I look for the most talented but I also look for people who are hard working, egoless, and full of light.Image from IMDB.At the start of every shoot I have started to make a speech. “We are all here for the love of the story we are telling. No one here is getting paid what they or their talent is worth. The gratitude we feel for us all to work together is boundless. So let’s please remember, while we work hard, we say please, thank you, and take dance breaks. If there is an issue with someone, no matter how small, please let’s address it immediately because I guarantee no one on this set would intentionally hurt an other.” Then I usually make a fart joke and start our day.Whatta Lark, a web series I directed that’s also on Amazon, was such a love fest everyday. We were shooting in an unusual format, so the cast and crew were intimate. We would get to work early and hang out after wrap. No one wanted to leave. By day two we were already planning the second season.Protectress, a Xena-inspired film that’s now on the festival circuit, was mostly a female crew. Again gratitude, kindness, and belief in our story was what got us through some production trials.Anything I’ve learned from the crowd-funding world expired the week after I learned it. That platform seems to change on a regular basis. It does seem to be easier to raise money for a game or invention than a film. I wish I had more to share. There are some great articles on it on Ms. In the Biz.Courtesy of America Young.PB: Any general advice for someone starting out and pursuing their dreams in the film industry?AY: Just make it. You don’t have to show anyone. Start small if you need, a contained story in one room. Two page script, shot on your phone. You will make mistakes. Learn from them. Make another one. You will make mistakes. Learn from them. Just keep doing it. There is literally no other way to do it. Books have tons of information but until you dive in, you won’t really learn anything. Keep telling stories that mean something to you, because if they are important to you, they will resonate with others.You don’t need to be in LA. You don’t need expensive gear. And you don’t need movie stars. You need a good story. Good stories cost nothing. You are human, you have stories. Stories you wish you saw out there. Stories only you can tell. Tell those.Looking for more industry interviews? 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The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod for the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana by extending the Central scheme to cover over 42 lakh families in the State.Financial modalities“The Cabinet has decided to set up a committee under the Chief Secretary to work out the financial modalities for the implementation of the scheme at an estimated cost of over ₹ 300 crore,” said an official statement.The statement said that while the PMJAY had proposed to cover 14.96 lakh SECC (Socio Economic and Caste Census) families in the State, the Punjab government has decided to extend the scheme to provide ₹5 lakh insurance cover to 42 lakh of the total 61 lakh families. “These include families of farmers, construction workers and small traders, as well as the other poor families (currently covered under the Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojana),” it added.The Cabinet also gave the go-ahead for the regularisation of the services of 8,886 teachers recruited under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), as well “Adarsh” and model schools.Job schemeApproval to set up the Punjab ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission’ was also given by the Cabinet. “The Mission will be registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860,” said the statement, adding that the move is aimed at facilitating every job-seeker in securing wage or self-employment in Punjab, India or abroad.New sports policyThe Cabinet also gave in-principle approval to the new sports policy, authorising the Chief Minister to decide on the matter of issuing separate guidelines for recruitment under the sports quota.“It was decided to enhance the existing cash award amount to sportspersons in recognition of their outstanding performance at various national and international tournaments/championships,” said the statement.A policy for regularisation of unauthorised colonies developed before March 19 this year was also approved.
Despite the absence of the superstars, India were able to put it across Thailand 2-1 in the men’s tennis team event at the Aoti Sports Complex on Sunday. India face Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals and are now assured of a bronze medal even if they lose.On a day when US college kid Sanam Singh played in his inimitable style, he defeated 546th ranked Kittipong Wachiramanowong 6-1, 6-4 in the first singles match in an hour and eight minutes.Sanam played as he always does, aggressive from the back and at the net with good hands. As one who hardly plays pro tennis now because of university commitments, the way he handled Kittipong was admirable.In fact, after the match, Thailand captain Paradorn Srichaphan took Sanam aside and told him about his potential.”He has good hands and can develop as a player. I think he should turn pro quickly.” Paradorn told Indian coach Enrico Piperno.In the second singles, Indian star Somdev Devvarman had to dig deep into his reserves to put it across seasoned pro Danai Udomchoke for a 7-5, 7-5 win in an hour and 43 minutes.In a match between two players of identical styles who hit the ball hard and deep, Somdev came up with an extra shot when needed to win points. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist has his task cut out in open events and is ready for the grind.Considering that the men’s team is without Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, the morale has been high. Proof of it is how the team has played with spirit. However, in the inconsequential doubles, Karan Rastogi and Vishnu Vardhan lost in straight sets.advertisementMeanwhile, the Indian team management has decided to field Sania Mirza in singles and mixed doubles with Somdev Devvarman in the open events. “As per the rules, a player can compete in only two events. So we decided to put Sania in singles and mixed doubles. There will be two doubles pairs in the women’s section,” said Piperno.
Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn England rugby union team Manu Tuilagi’s England hopes under threat after citing for dangerous tackle Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The loss of Hughes and Daly is a significant setback for Wasps before a block of three Premiership fixtures and two European pool games against Harlequins and Ulster that will “define our season”, according to Young. “We certainly could have done with those three players being available but you have to get on with it.”The club are also waiting to discover if their international fly-half Danny Cipriani will commit to stay beyond the end of this season and want the player to make up his mind within the next fortnight or so. “Danny’s on record as saying he’ll make a decision after Christmas and we can’t sit on our hands,” said Young. “He’s got to make a call. We don’t want to leave it much longer and I’m sure Danny wouldn’t.” Rugby union Share on Messenger Reuse this content Wasps Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… Six Nations Read more Share on Facebook news Read more Share via Email England players worn out by autumn exertions, says Leicester’s Tom Youngs Share on Pinterest “The MRI scans have come back and it does not look particularly good news,” said Young. “I think we can safely say they are ruled out for a month, even with the best picture. Four weeks would be the best scenario – it could be as much as 12 if they have an operation. Fingers crossed it won’t be at that level.”Daly was hurt when he landed awkwardly after jumping to collect a high ball against La Rochelle and Wasps were initially more concerned about Hughes and the Kiwi midfielder Jimmy Gopperth, who has also suffered a “significant knee injury”. Young and the England head coach, Eddie Jones, will be anxiously awaiting the consultant’s verdict. “After the game I didn’t think Elliot’s was as bad as the other two,” continued Young. “After the game he was not in too much discomfort but all three of them did not look great the next day. The scans backed up that they had significant injuries that needed to be respected.”With Billy Vunipola hoping to return to action for Saracens in the not-too-distant future and Jonny May, Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell available for selection on England’s wings, Jones at least has some decent cover at his disposal should the No8 Hughes and Daly be unavailable for England’s opening Six Nations fixture against Italy in Rome on 4 February.Ben Te’o could be another absentee from the squad preparing for the start of the championship after Worcester’s director of rugby, Gary Gold, said the centre was still another six weeks away from returning following an ankle problem. England face an anxious wait to discover if Elliot Daly and Nathan Hughes will be fit for the start of the Six Nations championship after Wasps confirmed both players would be sidelined for at least the next month and may require operations. Daly has damaged his left ankle while Hughes has a strained medial knee ligament.If a specialist decides this week Daly does require surgery, the Wasps’ director of rugby, Dai Young, fears the 25-year-old Lions wing could be out for two to three months. Young is already resigned to his international duo sitting out the next four weeks, starting with Saturday’s Premiership game against second-placed Gloucester. Share on Twitter
TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard confirms interest in Everton midfielder Dowellby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has confirmed interest in Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell.The Everton youngster has only featured in the Carabao Cup this term and could leave on loan in January.Gerrard has watched the youngster closely and may look to tie up a deal.He said, “He’s an Under-21 international.”He’s a player I admire but there’s not really anything else to say on that at the moment as he’s an Everton player.”
Story Highlights “There is also the perception that these workers are paid poorly, which also couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that the BPO sector has real opportunities for professionals, in particular for lawyers, accountants, engineers, project managers and information technology professionals,” she pointed out. Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, says business process outsourcing (BPO) is growing in leaps and bounds and is attracting some of the top professionals in the country.She noted that the perception that the sector is only for low-skilled workers “couldn’t be further from the truth”.“There is also the perception that these workers are paid poorly, which also couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that the BPO sector has real opportunities for professionals, in particular for lawyers, accountants, engineers, project managers and information technology professionals,” she pointed out.Mrs. Malahoo Forte was speaking at the opening of the inaugural Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, on April 12.She noted that the BPO sector plays an important role in the national growth thrust and has “tremendous support at the highest level”.She said that all mechanisms are being put in place to ensure that there are suitably trained persons to take advantage of the various opportunities in the rapidly growing industry.“Over the next three years, the Government envisions to have some 200,000 persons prepared for the jobs that will be available in the BPO industry. An estimated 10,000 jobs were added to the sector last year, bringing the total to over 26,000 currently. This is an indication of its significance,” she said.Mrs. Malahoo Forte said the Government recognises the potential for even more growth and is committed to creating the kind of environment that will bring in the investors.She noted that the knowledge process outsourcing sector is ripe for development, adding that “it has more value-added activities”.“These activities include application and software development, market research and data analysis and information technology managed service,” she pointed out.“As a Government, we are looking to the legal process outsourcing shared services and also medical process outsourcing. We have been engaged with several international shared services operators and also legal process outsourcing operators. We have been encouraging them to expand to Jamaica,” she said.The two-day Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo is organised by the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) in collaboration with JAMPRO and other partners.It is designed to provide a platform to raise the profile of Jamaica as a BPO destination.The Attorney General, who is Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, noted that outside of tourism, BPO is the fastest-growing sector in the west, and the expo “presents a unique opportunity to display our progress and to show how far we have come as it relates to information technology”. She noted that the BPO sector plays an important role in the national growth thrust and has “tremendous support at the highest level”. Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, says business process outsourcing (BPO) is growing in leaps and bounds and is attracting some of the top professionals in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Monday said that it was Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s style of functioning that routed the Left in the Kerala Lok Sabha elections. Speaking to the media after attending the first Congress-led UDF meeting after its election victory, Chennithala said: “Vijayan gave a new theory that they did all the hard work campaigning against the BJP and its benefit was reaped by the Congress. Not even a single soul here will ever believe this. All of us know that the verdict was against Vijayan’s style of functioning. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC “The Vijayan government has been wiped out but he says that he will continue with his style of functioning. We also wish that he does that so it makes things easy for us (in the next Assembly elections),” he said. Reeling out statistics, he said this was the worst defeat of the Left in terms of vote share. “Generally, the difference between the Left and us is very narrow but this time they got 15 per cent less votes than the UDF (47 per cent). In 2004, when we got just one seat, the difference was seven per cent. “This time, we got more than 24 lakh votes more than the Left and this shows that the Vijayan government has lost the confidence of the people,” added Chennithala.
San Diego: An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco agreed with a lower court ruling that prevented the government from tapping Defense Department counterdrug money to build high-priority sections of wall in Arizona, California and New Mexico. The decision is a setback for Trump’s ambitious plans. He ended a 35-day government shutdown in February after Congress gave him far less than he wanted. He then declared a national emergency that the White House said would free billions of dollars from the Pentagon. The case may still be considered, but the administration cannot build during the legal challenge. “As for the public interest, we conclude that it is best served by respecting the Constitution’s assignment of the power of the purse to Congress, and by deferring to Congress’s understanding of the public interest as reflected in its repeated denial of more funding for border barrier construction,” wrote Judges Michelle Friedland, a Barack Obama appointee, and Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee. A freeze imposed by US District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. of Oakland in May prevented work on two Pentagon-funded wall contracts one spanning 74 kilometers in New Mexico and another covering 8 kilometers in Yuma, Arizona. While the order applied only to those first-in-line projects, Gilliam made clear that he felt the American Civil Liberties Union was likely to prevail in their argument that Trump ignored Congress’ wishes by diverting Defense Department money. Gilliam went a step further Friday by ruling definitively that the administration couldn’t use Pentagon counterdrug money for the two projects covered in his May order or to replace 63 miles (101 kilometers) in the Border Patrol’s Tucson, Arizona, sector and 15 miles (24 kilometers) in its El Centro, California, sector. The administration immediately appealed. N. Randy Smith, a George W. Bush appointee, strongly disagreed with the appeals court ruling, saying it misread constitutional separation of powers. “The majority here takes an uncharted and risky approach turning every question of whether an executive officer exceeded a statutory grant of power into a constitutional issue,” he wrote in his dissent.
Washington: Social media giant Facebook has agreed to “significantly enhance” its oversight practices and will pay a whopping USD 5 billion to the Federal Trade Commission as penalty for privacy violations, in the largest ever security fine imposed on any company for disregarding consumer information.In addition to paying the record USD 5 billion in penalty, Facebook has also agreed to submit itself to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for the decisions it makes about its users’ privacy. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFacebook agreed to all this in order to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that the company violated a 2012 FTC order by deceiving users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information.”Among other matters, our settlement with the FTC requires us to pay a penalty of USD 5.0 billion and to significantly enhance our practices and processes for privacy compliance and oversight,” Facebook said.”In particular, we have agreed to implement a comprehensive expansion of our privacy programme, including substantial management and board of directors oversight, stringent operational requirements and reporting obligations, and a process to regularly certify our compliance with the privacy programme to the FTC,” the social media giant said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe USD 5 billion penalty against Facebook is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers’ privacy and almost 20 times greater than the largest privacy or data security penalty ever imposed worldwide.It is one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation, FTC said.The settlement order announced Wednesday also imposes unprecedented new restrictions on Facebook’s business operations and creates multiple channels of compliance. The order requires Facebook to restructure its approach to privacy from the corporate board-level down, and establishes strong new mechanisms to ensure that the company executives are accountable for the decisions they make about privacy, and that those decisions are subject to meaningful oversight.”Despite repeated promises to its billions of users worldwide that they could control how their personal information is shared, Facebook undermined consumers’ choices,” said FTC Chairman Joe Simons.”The magnitude of the USD 5 billion penalty and sweeping conduct relief are unprecedented in the history of the FTC. The relief is designed not only to punish future violations but, more importantly, to change Facebook’s entire privacy culture to decrease the likelihood of continued violations,” he said.The Commission takes consumer privacy seriously, and will enforce FTC orders to the fullest extent of the law, he asserted.According to Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt this settlement’s historic penalty and compliance terms will benefit American consumers, and the Department expects Facebook to treat its privacy obligations with the utmost seriousness.It is estimated that more than 2.1 billion people now use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger every day on average, and more than 2.7 billion people use at least one of these services each month.Facebook said that online technology industry and the company had received increased regulatory scrutiny in the past quarter.In June 2019, it was informed by the FTC that it had opened an antitrust investigation of the company.In addition, in July 2019, the Department of Justice announced that it will begin an antitrust review of market-leading online platforms.
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Monday reviewed the progress of Signature Bridge, according to a statement.The Viewing Gallery, which is being constructed on the bridge at a height of 165 metres, is likely to be thrown open to the public by the end of next month, it said. In November last year, the Signature Bridge over the Yamuna river had been thrown open for public, making the travel time faster between north and northeast Delhi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe government has planned to develop the bridge as a tourist destination. “The Viewing Gallery is likely to be thrown open to the public by the end of September…the gallery will be the end of Phase 1 of the Signature Bridge project,” it stated. In Phase 2 of the project, the bridge will be developed as an international tourist destination. Biodiversity parks, amphitheatres, markets, river-fronts, and other such developments will be constructed on both banks of the Yamuna. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe Signature Bridge will be developed as the pride and lifeline of the city’s tourism sector, it stated. “The chief minister instructed officials to ensure that commuters using the bridge face no inconvenience in both phases 1 and 2 of the project. “He has directed the tourism department to beautify the access points to the Viewing Gallery, and provide adequate facilities for visitors like toilets, parking lots, etc,” it added.
YELLOWKNIFE – A woman from the Czech Republic who vanished while picking mushrooms in the Northwest Territories has resurfaced.Mounties say the woman walked into a search-and-rescue command post on her own on Friday evening.The woman had been missing since Monday afternoon and was last seen near Reid Lake outside of Yellowknife.She was reported missing from a group of mushroom pickers, who helped in the five-day search.RCMP have said an air and ground search was carried out by volunteers, the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, Yellowknife Search and Rescue and a Transport Canada Dash 8 airplane equipped with infrared technology.The circumstances behind the woman’s disappearance have not been made clear.RCMP have said that when people go into remote areas of Canada’s north, it’s important they have a communication device such as a SAT phone; a GPS; and that they work in pairs.
MONTREAL – Many Coldplay fans in Montreal hoping to catch their final show in the city Wednesday night were turned away, the victims of an apparent online fake ticket scam.City police said Thursday they received 17 complaints at a downtown police station near the Bell Centre.One of the duped fans said others she met who’d also been hoodwinked had similar stories: they’d seen advertisements on popular classified site Kijiji and had met a man in person for the exchange.Eva Romano said she purchased her two tickets in April, paying a man who claimed to work for a U.S. ticket broker $100 each for two fake tickets that were valued at $40 each.She said in an interview that while her ticket seemed authentic, it actually contained a bar code for a previous Montreal concert involving Green Day and she was turned away.An employee at the arena said although the tickets looked legitimate, they were in fact fake.“The person had changed a few informations (details) on the ticket to make them look real because it did look like a real ticket,” Romano said.When she arrived at the police station, Romano said she and a friend were surprised to see they were not the only ones.“There was a group of about 20 people filing reports and everyone had a similar description of the person,” she said. “A lot of us had similar versions of the story and a lot of the people were from different parts of the province and had met the man in the last few weeks and months.”Romano said after exchanging stories with others who were filing complaints, they believe they were duped by the same person. One of the alleged victims even had a picture of the man.Montreal police Const. Manuel Couture said it was too early to say whether all of the cases are linked to a single suspect.The concert’s promoter, evenko, said it encourages buying tickets from the box office or authorized vendors and steering clear of third party sellers like resellers (scalpers) or online classified sites.“It’s impossible for us to determine the validity of a ticket purchased from an unauthorized reseller before the event,” said spokesman Philip Vanden Brande in an email. “The validity will be confirmed at the door, at the moment of the event.“Buying tickets from unauthorized vendors and resellers (scalpers) means putting your trust and your money in the hands of a stranger and that it represents a risk of fraud,” he added.As for Romano, she won’t being purchasing tickets through the site again.“I think it’s the first and last time, totally,” she said.Coldplay played sold-out shows at the Bell Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday.– Follow @sidhartha_b on Twitter.
By Jonathan WalshRabat – Mushin Ahmed, an 81 year-old Muslim man living in Rotherham, England, was murdered by two 30 year-old men on his way to morning prayers at his local mosque, a court has heard.The local men, Dale Jones and Damien Hunt, accused the innocent man of being a “child groomer” before they repeatedly kicked, punched, and stomped on his head. Ahmed was left with brain damage, serious injuries, broken dentures, and the mens’ shoe prints pressed into his face. He was found unconscious over two hours after the attack and died in the hospital 11 days later.The incident took place at 3 A.M. on Monday, August 10 of last year. Prosecutor Andrew Robertson QC told the courts that evidence showed both men had been drinking heavily and taking drugs cocaine and diazepam before carrying out the attack.Robertson continued to describe how the murder was the second racist attack carried out by the duo that night, following an attempted assault of an Asian taxi driver.“There was an incident of blatant aggression by Jones that demonstrated his racist attitude. A taxi driver came down Doncaster Road. The driver was Asian. Jones began shouting racial slurs,” he said.The driver then left the scene before Jones and Hunt turned their attention to Ahmed.“Jones immediately accused him of being a groomer,” Robertson explained, “no doubt his word for ‘pedophile’ and no doubt an accusation made for no better reason than Mr. Ahmed being Asian.”Witness Shane Rice, who was with the men at the time of the attack, told courts Ahmed did not give the men any attention following their initial insults.“He never said one word back to him and just carried on,” Rice explained, though after persistent abuse, he did face the men and ask “What do you want?”It was then that the men hit Ahmed before continuing the attack.Despite this, both Jones and Hunt have pleaded not guilty to murder.Official statements by Ahmed’s wife describe him as “a loving, friendly man who was proud to live in England.”
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are waiting in line for hours and sometimes days to get shipments to the United States.Truckers have been sleeping in their vehicles to hold spots in line in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. The city brought in portable toilets, and an engine oil company hired models in skin-tight clothing to hand out burritos and bottled water to idled drivers.“My family doesn’t recognize me at home anymore,” Jaime Monroy, a trucker who lives in Ciudad Juarez, said after sleeping overnight in his cabin with a truck full of wooden furniture. “I leave at 3 in the morning and come back at 10 at night.”The waits are a reminder that even though President Donald Trump walked back his threat to close the border, the administration has created significant impediments for truckers, travellers and shoppers with its redeployment of customs agents.Business leaders are starting to lose patience as they struggle to get products to American grocery stores, manufacturers and construction sites.“This is a systemwide issue,” said Paola Avila, chairwoman of the Border Trade Alliance, a group that advocates for cross-border commerce. All along the 2,000-mile border, wait times have increased. “There’s no point in redirecting commerce elsewhere. There’s no solution. Everyone’s feeling this.”The traffic congestion comes as a growing number of families from Central America have been arriving at the border in recent months, overwhelming the federal government.So far, the administration has reassigned 541 border inspectors to other jobs, including processing migrants, providing transportation and performing hospital watch for migrants who require medical attention. It is unknown when they will return to their regular duties.Border inspectors, who are trained to screen people and cargo for smuggling, are now serving as aides to Border Patrol agents, learning data entry for asylum-seeker paperwork and shuttling migrants to hospitals, shelters and transportation hubs.Border Patrol agents, who guard areas between ports, are also doing jobs they were not trained to do, such as medical screenings for children and families in the migrant holding camps.In El Paso, authorities have closed one bridge to truckers, directing them to two other nearby crossings. At San Diego’s only truck crossing, two of 10 lanes are closed.In Nogales, Arizona, the government on Sundays is closing a commercial facility that is crucial to cross-border trade. Up to 12,000 commercial trucks cross the border in Nogales every day, often bringing watermelons, eggplants, berries and grapes.Wait times have doubled at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico, port of entry.“What we’re seeing is a lot of companies making their drivers sleep in their trucks to keep their place in line for the next day,” said Jerry Pacheco, president of the Border Industrial Association and executive director of the International Business Accelerator.In recent years, the rural outpost has become a boomtown of warehouses and industrial parks that funnel raw materials and products back and forth across the border.“Here we are growing companies and growing jobs and everything is great. We added another industrial park with job prospects in tow and then all this happens,” Pacheco said of the latest expansion.The agency’s commissioner, Kevin McAleenan, who was named acting Homeland Security secretary on Sunday, warned of traffic delays when he announced last month in El Paso that inspectors from across the border would be reassigned. Authorities raised the possibility that as many as 2,000 inspectors could be pulled from ports of entry.A Customs and Border Protection mobile app suggested the bottlenecks may have eased by Tuesday. The wait time for truckers was estimated at three hours in San Diego, 2 1/2 hours in El Paso and two hours in Laredo. Still, truckers said wait times have lengthened considerably since authorities announced the reassignments.“This all started about two weeks ago with Trump,” said driver Arturo Menendez, 44, who first entered the line at 4 a.m. Friday with his tractor-trailer full of cardboard used in boxes for U.S.-made products like Toro lawn mowers.At 6 p.m. he was told to leave ahead of the unprecedented closure of all lanes at the Bridge of the Americas on Saturday.He tried again Monday, waiting in a line behind of hundreds of trucks passing through three security checks back at the Bridge of the Americas.Avila, who is also the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s vice-president for international affairs, said the delays could encourage more companies to move to Asia, hurting both American and Mexican jobs.“Now we’re discouraging overseas production,” she said. “We’re cutting out the American manufacturer or the Mexican manufacturer that employs U.S. workers.”___Associated Press writers Susan Montoya Bryan in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Astrid Galvan in Phoenix and Elliot Spagat in San Diego contributed to this report.Cedar Attanasio, The Associated Press
by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 20, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 21, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LIMA, Peru – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and leaders from Asian and Pacific nations — so eager to cement free trade in the region — are leaving an annual summit facing an uncertain future about the movement of goods, people and services across borders.That uncertainty has been created with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump and his anti-trade rhetoric set to take over the White House, potentially leaving a leadership vacuum on the world stage.Trump’s anti-trade stance shook up the agenda of the APEC leaders’ annual meeting, forcing them to speak of the public relations war they now must wage to convince their citizens that trade has worked for them.Trudeau said trade deals needed to spread benefits to more Canadians because the beneficiaries of the pacts over the last 30 years have largely been higher-income earners, “and I think that’s wrong.”The final declaration from the 21 leaders of Asian and Pacific countries speaks of keeping borders open to trade, avoiding currency manipulation and devaluation, and ensuring that everyone benefits from economic growth because not all countries and sectors have rebounded equally from the 2008 global financial crisis.Trump has referenced each of those as issues he wants addressed in trade deals that he believes are unfair for the American economy.“This is not based on ideology or opinion, this is based on the fact that Canada has benefited extraordinarily over the almost 150 years of our existence — and well before that — from strong trading relationships with the Americans and indeed with the world,” Trudeau said, pointing to the auto sector.But the prime minister is leaving Peru without a commitment from U.S. President Barack Obama on the ongoing softwood lumber dispute — “the American lumber industry has a large say in how this is going to unfold. Indeed they have a veto over what the administration might propose,” Trudeau said.Trudeau also didn’t say whether he would lobby Trump to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which the president-elect has spoken of fondly.All Trudeau would say about the man who dominated the agenda at the APEC leaders’ summit was an echo of what Obama has said this weekend: The realities of global economies will turn Trump away from killing trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement.“The level of integration and inter-dependence between the Canadian and American economies on many levels, for me is the strongest proof point that trade has been good for both of our economies and will continue,” Trudeau said.Earlier in the day, the outgoing president tried to ease concerns that the Liberal prime minister would clash with the Republican president-elect who has threatened to tear up the NAFTA unless he gets concessions from Canada.“Through Conservative governments, Liberal governments, Democratic or Republican governments, the relationship between the United States and Canada is one of the most important constants in the world and I have no doubt that will continue,” Obama said.Obama used his last international summit to calm the nerves of world leaders, and keep on track a Pacific Rim trade pact designed to act as a counterbalance to China’s growing influence in Asia in the face of Trump’s threats to cancel the deal.The Trans-Pacific Partnership would cement free trade among 12 nations encompassing nearly 40 per cent of the world’s GDP, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States. The deal cannot come into force without the approval of those latter two countries.During a closed-door session Saturday with TPP members, Obama urged them not to give up on the deal.Leaders in the room voiced support for moving ahead with trade pact if the stars aligned in the coming months, and no country said it was ready to walk away from the agreement, according to international officials who were in the room, but not authorized to speak publicly about the talks.Trudeau said he wouldn’t jump to any conclusions about what Trump will do with TPP once in office, saying the Liberals are “keeping our options open.”And in one of his last face-to-face meetings with a world leader, Obama sat next to Trudeau and spoke about the work the two have done on refugees and climate change. Trump has vowed to roll back environmental funding and put in stricter immigration rules.Obama praised Trudeau and said he looked forward to the prime minister’s continued leadership on those issues in the coming years.Obama said he and Trudeau are going to try and get as much work completed on thinning the borders during the last two months of his presidency. Trudeau sounds pro-trade note at close of APEC summit amid cloudy future Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jokes around with fellow APEC leaders as they take part in the official family photo at the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Brock Badgers men’s hockey team is headed to the Town of Lincoln Sunday to offer free training sessions for kids.In partnership with the Town, Brock will hold the skills and drills sessions for kids from seven to 14 on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Fleming Memorial Arena on Serena Drive in Beamsville.“We are proud to partner with the Town of Lincoln on this hockey initiative,” said Brock men’s hockey head coach Marty Williamson. “Our players are role models for youth hockey players in the Niagara region and as part of the community, it’s great when our team can give back.”The training sessions will be held from 1 to 1:40 p.m. for kids ages seven to 10 and from 1:50 to 2:30 p.m. for youth ages 11 to 14.Each session will accommodate 30 players, and registration must be done in advance in person at the Fleming Arena or by phoning 905-563-2799 x319.
Junior forward Dakota Joshua skates with the puck against Princeton during the Buckeyes’ NCAA tournament win on March 24. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s hockey team could not have dreamed of a worse start in its first Frozen Four game since 1998. It giving up two goals to Minnesota Duluth in the first three minutes of the game and got outshot 17-4 by its opponent in the first period.The Buckeyes seemed to tilt the momentum toward them as the game wore on and picked up their first goal with 10:33 remaining in the game. But the late push was not enough and the No. 1 Ohio State men’s hockey team fell 2-1 to No. 3 Minnesota Duluth in the semifinals of the Frozen Four, ending its season. This is the second year in a row that the Bulldogs (23-16-3) eliminated the Buckeyes (26-9-5) from the NCAA tournament.The game’s first goal came less than two minutes into the game on a cross-ice pass from Minnesota Duluth freshman defenseman Matt Anderson. He found Louie Roehl alone, and the freshman forward buried a shot past redshirt goalie Sean Romeo to take the early lead.Just 71 seconds later, Bulldog senior forward Jared Thomas beat Romeo low on a breakaway attempt made possible by a pass through the neutral zone by senior forward Karson Kuhlman. It was his 10th goal of the season.Romeo badly misplayed the puck and nearly gave up a third goal shortly after the Bulldogs’ second goal. But he was able to recover just in time to keep the puck out of the net. Romeo held strong the remainder of the game and stopped 26 shots. The Buckeyes got on the scoreboard in the third period with a power-play goal by sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski. With the help of sophomore defenseman Wyatt Ege’s broken stick, Laczynski found himself alone in the slot with the puck, and ripped it past goalie sophomore Hunter Shepard to make the score 2-1.The biggest missed opportunity for Ohio State came in the second period on a power play. Sophomore forward Ronnie Hein had a wide-open net to shoot at while Shepard was down, but Kuhlman blocked the attempt with his stick, shutting down Ohio State’s momentum on the man advantage.Shepard gave the Buckeyes fits, saving 19 of 20 shots.
Blanche Cameron, chair of Friends of Camberwell Cemetery, said that the group did not know about the war graves until the Church’s judgement came out, and was concerned that the commitment not to put further graves in the same place as existing war graves might not be kept. They have been campaigning against the plans for several years.“It’s a pretty serious aspect to come out this late in the day. The detail is not at all clear,” she said. In a blog post the linked campaign group Save Southwark Woods said: “The lack of respect for the nation’s heroes is just one of many reasons why Southwark’s burial project is not fit for purpose.” While the graves are not in a churchyard, some of the ground is consecrated, so the council had to ask the Church of England court for permission to proceed. Part of the cemetery will be re-used by the council, which is short of burial spaceCredit:David Rose Both the council and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which advised on the plans, said that they will not bury anyone directly on top of a war grave. But the graves are currently unmarked, and locals say they are concerned that the proposals are not sufficiently respectful. A spokesman for the Commission said: “We have agreed with Southwark LBC that war graves will not be disturbed during the process and that no burials will take place above the war graves.”We only have responsibility for the war graves and these have all been identified and will not be affected by the works.”We follow a similar process at other sites where the war graves are exempt from any reuse scheme.”The other people buried in this area, who are generally poor residents who were buried in mass graves, will have burials made on top of them. The Commission’s rules say that war graves must be marked where possible. But in his judgement Philip Petchey, Chancellor for the Southwark Diocese, suggested that some of the graves could be left unmarked.He said: “It occurred to me that in the present case it might be better for all 48 graves to remain unmarked both as reflecting the position at the time of burial and also as of now not seeking to make distinctions between the remains of those buried in the same area.” It’s a pretty serious aspect to come out this late in the day. The detail is not at all clear A London council is to be allowed to bury people in land on top of war graves after a Church of England court gave it permission.The council received 660 objections to the plans, which involved clearing scrub from raised land on top of graves where 48,000 people including 48 First and Second World War soldiers are buried, and making the space available for more burials. The case, which is thought to be the first of its kind, will allow the council to bury 700 new people in the space, in Camberwell Old Cemetery, south London. Campaigners opposing the plans claim this is a “test case” which could pave the way for other space-poor boroughs to make similar provisions. The case is likely to be referred to by other Chancellors in future cases concerning reuse of land. The council said it is trying to add to the limited burial space in the borough.A spokesman said: “The burial plots created mean that local people will continue to have the option to be buried in their local communities and avoid paying for more expensive burials outside of the borough.”The council is considering all available options including reuse, which other councils have already done, but this will require public consultation.”The borough’s burial strategy, which may include opening some graves to add further bodies, will create 4,865 new plots in total.It has been legal to reuse graves in London since 2007, but it is still against the law in the rest of England. It has been legal in Scotland since March last year.The capital faces a critical shortage of burial space. Two boroughs – Hackney and Tower Hamlets – have stopped burying people in the borough altogether. Residents have to go to neighbouring boroughs. The City of London has already reused 1,500 graves in an effort to deal with the problem. Tim Morris, chief executive of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, said that burial policy needed reforming to give all councils permission to reuse graves. “The law is a nonsense at the moment. We need to wipe it all aside and make provisions that prioritise the bereaved,” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGPF issues crime prevention tips for using ATM, jogging, among othersOctober 1, 2018In “Crime”Police Force’s Crime Prevention TipsAugust 2, 2019In “Crime”Police Force must intensify partnership with communities – ‘bond of mutual trust’ needed to win war on crime, says GrangerFebruary 25, 2016In “Crime” ATM SAFETY v Try to plan ATM visits during the day, rather than after dark.v Choose an ATM location that is in a busy, public place.v Be ready with your card handy but not in plain view.v Go with a friend, especially if you must use an ATM at night.v Stand directly in front of the machine to conceal your personal PIN number.v Cancel you transaction and walk away if anything seems suspicious.v Pocket your money immediately. You can count it later.v Immediately report lost or stolen ATM cards. As part of its Crime Prevention Strategy the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has released Crime Prevention tips, which the Force expects to be of aid to the general public. The Crime Prevention Tips are as follows and will be further detailed below; Signs of Suspicious Behavior, ATM Safety, Jogging Safety, Safety at Night for Students, Office Safety and Security, Public Transportation Safety, Residence Safety and Security, Vacation Safety and Security, Vehicle Safety and Security and Safety Tips for Taxi Drivers.According to the Force “crime can happen anywhere. Protect yourself, others and property by staying alert, safety conscious and informed. Trust your instincts, if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.”SIGNS OF SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR v Attempting to enter a residence or vehicle without proper access.v Body language that suggests being watched or chased.v Forcibly attempting to enter a locked vehicle or building.v Transactions conducted from vehicles, especially near schools or parks.v One or more persons sitting in a parked car closely scanning an area.v A person seemingly forced into a vehicle.v An individual displaying unusual mental or physical symptom.v Unusual noises, including gunshots, screaming, sounds of fighting, barking dogs or anything suggesting foul play, danger or illegal activity. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SAFETYv Stay alert to your surroundings.v Do not fall asleep while riding public transportation.v Try to maintain a schedule that ensures plenty of people are at your bus or car park.v Beware of pickpockets. Place wallets in front pocket and carry a purse that has a secure, strong strap. Be aware of loud commotions that may be staged distractions for pick-pocketing.v If possible, sit near the driver or operator.v If someone bothers you, say in a loud voice, “leave me alone,” and move to another area of the bus or car park. Be rude if necessary.v If you are followed when you exit, cross the street and go to the nearest well-lit populated area, yell for help or contact the police. VACATION SAFETY AND SECURITYv Do not publicize travel plans. Do not announce vacation absences in voicemail, automated email response or on social networking sites.v Make sure you secure or remove valuables in your home or room (i.e. jewelry, computers, electronic gadgets, etc.)v Before leaving, close and lock all windows, close all shades/drapes and lock and bolt the entrance door.v Ask a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your place and pick up mail, newspapers and packages while you are away.v Leave your itinerary with a trusted neighbour or friend.v Use timers to turn on lights or a radio. Turn phone ringers down or off.v While on vacation, don’t carry large amounts of cash and keep a charged cell phone with you. SAFETY AT NIGHT FOR STUDENTSv Try to avoid working or studying alone in a building at night.v If you must work or study late, let someone you trust know where you are and when you will be alone.v Keep your room or office door closed and locked.v Close and lock the door when leaving your office or room, even if only for a few minutes.v Never prop any door open or allow others to enter with you.v Keep emergency phone numbers handy in case of intrusion, fire or other emergency.v Use campus/colleges transportation services. VEHICLE SAFETY AND SECURITYv Keep doors locked.v Park in a well-lit and well-travelled area.v Have your keys ready when approaching your vehicle and look in your backseat before entering.v Make sure your car runs well and have sufficient gas.v Keep a charged cell phone with you when driving.v Never pick up strangers and never go with a stranger.v If someone approaches your vehicle and attempts to enter, blow the horn continuously to attract attention and drive away. RESIDENCE SAFETY AND SECURITYv Always lock your door – even during short naps or when you are just down the hall.v Use the peephole (if got) and identify who is at the door before you open it. If you don’t have a peephole try to identify who is it by questioning or picking up voices.v Immediately report suspicious activity to the nearest Police Station.v Do not prop secured doors open to let non-residents follow you in.v Take time to familiarize yourself with building evacuation and fire safety plans.v Keep items such as checkbooks, wallets, cash, jewelry, etc. out of plain sight.v Do not keep large amount of cash in your house or person. SAFETY TIPS FOR TAXI DRIVERS v The most important equipment in your taxi is your Radio which connects you to the dispatcher.v Be alert and aware.v Do not flash or display your money.v Greet and maintain eye contact with the customers when picking up.v Know the city/community.v Trust your instincts.v Always keep you doors locked.v Be extra careful late at night.v Be aware of passengers who give you “vague” instructions.v Be careful of passenger seated behind you.v Keep an eye on suspicious passengers.v Never tell customers you had a good shift.v Never, ever, drive into alleys or back lanes.v Know your location at all times.v Check all emergency equipment at the start of shift.v Do not be aggressive or argumentative.v Keep calm – do not panic.v Communicate with your dispatcher. JOGGING SAFETYv Jog with a companion in familiar and public areas facing traffic.v Do not jog during dark hours.v Vary your route and pattern.v Remain alert. Don’t wear stereo earplugs or headphones.v If you think you are being followed, go to a well-lit public area, store or residence and draw attention to yourself.v Wear bright clothing.v Do not jog near bushes and structures where someone could hide.