Student model

first_imgDamian le Bas, a third year theologian from St John’s College, has appeared in an advert for mobile phone company T-Mobile after being approached by a representative for the company at an art exhibition. Damian spent 6 hours on a rooftop in East Croydon and was paid £1000 for featuring in the advert. With the money, he bought presents for his girlfriend and a hot air balloon ride. Le Bas said that he had no further plans for a modelling profession, but that he had enjoyed the job. Asked to describe the experience overall, Le Bas said “it was top joke.” Harry Kretchmer, JCR President of St John’s described Le Bas’ unconventional method of earning money as “both exciting and sensible”.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005last_img read more

News story: Government harnesses advances in Behavioural Insights with new framework

first_imgGovernment has long seen the benefits of using behavioural insights to tailor public services to citizens, and the new CCS Behavioural Insights framework offers a wider choice of suppliers including small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).The framework will support public bodies to procure the expertise of organisations that offer behavioural insights – changing the way policy is developed and public services are designed, making them more efficient and in tune with the needs and preferences of the public.John Manzoni, Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office and Chief Executive of the Civil Service said: David Skinner, Crown Commercial Service’s Director of Corporate Solutions said: We’ve taken this opportunity to redesign our framework solution offer for Behavioural Insights, opening up the market to a wider range of expertise that can deliver greater outcomes and commercial benefit to our customers. Behavioural insights have been a part of policy making at the heart of government for a significant amount of time now. This new framework will enable all public sector organisations to access this expertise, helping them to design efficient, effective public services that meet the real needs of citizens. The agreement is expected to be worth up to £16 million over 4 years, with 6 suppliers appointed to offer their services, including 2 SMEs.Since 2010, the government has used behavioural insights research to inform policy, with an emphasis on using a strong evidence base about human behaviour to find innovative ways of encouraging, enabling and supporting people to make better choices for themselves.The framework is available for use by central government departments and other public sector bodies including NHS Trusts, schools, universities, colleges, local authorities and the Police and Fire Services.CCS has developed the new framework in collaboration with partners including behavioural insights specialists across government.To find out more about the framework, visit the CCS procurement pipeline.last_img read more

CANSEC 2013’s Goal: Sustaining the Force by Maintenance, Logistics, Training

first_imgBy Dialogo December 13, 2012 The stable autumn temperature in Miami, Florida, helped welcome the participants to the 2013 edition of the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), taking place at the United States Southern Command on December 12 and 13. Defense and Security chiefs, as well as representatives of Caribbean partner nations, regional organizations, observers, U.S. Southern Command Components, Military Groups and officers from several nations of our hemisphere, felt at home during two days of intensive work. In his opening remarks, U.S. Marine Corps General John F. Kelly said that “CARICOM is doing an excellent job in improving regional cooperation and promoting information exchange, in addition to boosting member-to-member relationships. We have made huge advancements, and now is the moment to concentrate on how we can sustain this progress to consolidate it. CANSEC is critical for developing this process.” With the utmost respect and camaraderie, leaders representing Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, and Trinidad and Tobago discussed proposals and looked for cooperative to counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC, for its acronym in English), and exposed the international, regional, and sub-regional challenges that they face. The conference included informative sessions, debates and meetings centered on maintaining the maritime capacity for the CTOC operations, in an environment of limited resources. Updated information about the maritime assistance program Secure Seas, as well as the Cooperative Sensor and Information Integration system was also provided. This year, CANSEC was consolidated as a discussion forum in search for a unified strategy to fight illicit trafficking and organized crime. It also demonstrated the commitment to share responsibilities between nations of the Caribbean and the United States, to collaborate and achieve international agreements, with the goal of defeating common threats.last_img read more

Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Nabbed on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Luis AlomarAn alleged armed robber wanted for holding up banks across at least a half dozen states on the eastern seaboard over the past five months has been apprehended on Long Island, authorities said.Luis Alomar was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Medford on a federal arrest warrant charging him with robbery, according to the FBI, which had released his photo to local media Monday while noting that he has ties to the Mastic-Shirley area and is considered “armed and dangerous.”The 37-year-old suspect is accused of robbing banks in Florida, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut between August and December.“You will fucking die with the blink of an eye,” Alomar wrote in a note that he handed to a teller at the HSBC Bank in Wilmington, Delaware on the morning of Sept. 16, according to court documents. “I have a fully loaded handgun!!”Alomar, who investigators said was wearing a tan cowboy hat and rimmed glasses at the time, then allegedly told the teller: “Don’t fuck with me. I’ll blow your head off.”That was before he demanded that the manager let him into the vault and then told the manager to get in the vault and remove her shirt so that he could hide the large bags containing $74,000 cash as he fled, the documents show.In most cases, he allegedly handed a demand note to the teller indicating he was carrying a weapon. In some cases, a weapon was displayed. He normally demanded large bills.The FBI credited Suffolk County police, Westchester County police, Yonkers police, New York State Parole and Greenwich, Conn. police in tracking the suspect down.Alomar will be arraigned in federal court at a later date.last_img read more

U.S. Crosses 300,000 Covid-19 Deaths As Vaccine Rollout Begins

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Anurag MaanThe number of coronavirus deaths in the United States crossed 300,000, according to Reuters tally, as the hardest hit nation rolled out its first vaccine inoculations on Monday.The staggering death toll comes as the nation begins a historic inoculation campaign using a vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE. Moderna Inc’s vaccine could get approval as soon as this week.The vaccine comes as COVID–19 cases explode across the nation and hospital intensive care units run out of beds. Daily coronavirus cases and deaths have set records multiple times since Thanksgiving holidays with daily fatalities topping 3,000 for the second time last week on Friday, the same day the vaccine got approval from the Food and Drug Administration.It took 27 days to go from 250,000 total U.S. COVID–19 deaths to 300,000 – the fastest 50,000-death jump since the pandemic began. Some models project that deaths could reach 500,000 before vaccines become widely available in the spring and summer.In recent weeks, South Dakota and North Dakota have led the nation in deaths per capita. Overall, New Jersey and New York, early epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, lead the nation in per capita deaths.The United States recently crossed 16 million confirmed cases – the most in the world.According to Reuters analysis, the United States is reporting 91 deaths per 100,000 people, seventh worst in the world on a per capita basis and 2.5 times the rate in Canada.The nation’s hospitals are flooding with COVID–19 patients, threatening to overwhelm healthcare systems and providers. There are over 108,000 hospitalized COVID–19 patients, the highest since the first coronavirus case was detected in the country in January.(Reporting by Anurag Maan in Bengaluru and Lisa Shumaker in Chicago; Editing by Bill Berkrot)For more coronavirus coverage, visit up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

Cute Hawthorne Queenslander fetches $1.25m

first_imgThe home at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.“I could have sold this property many times over, given the current market.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Havig said it was the large 810sm q allotment that particularly interested buyers. “It’s in an elevated position on a large block of land that has the potential to have value added to it,” he said. The home at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.This charming, unrenovated Queenslander home has sold for $1,250,000.Marketing agent David Havig of Havig & Jackson Real Estate, Clayfield, said the property at 75 Conventry St, Hawthorne received “enormous interest” from buyers.“We had a huge amount of inquiries,” he said. The living space at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne.Mr Havig said the new owners were locals who planned on renovating the existing home. “Listings like this don’t come along often enough,,” he said.“There are many buyers looking for homes in a similar condition to this on the market, but they just don’t exist. “Demand far outweighs available stock.”center_img The backyard at 75 Coventry St, Hawthorne/Mr Havig said the new owners were locals who were planning on renovating the existing home. According to the latest data from CoreLogic, the median price for a home in Hawthorne is $1,164,000.last_img read more

Documentary shows Belgian doctor euthanizing a depressed, suicidal woman

first_imgWith the most liberal laws in the world governing physician-assisted suicide, surveys in Belgium show overwhelming support for its legality. Doctors say euthanasia gives terminally ill patients experiencing constant and unbearable suffering a practical and humane way to die peacefully. But even in a country with far-reaching acceptance, controversy still remains.

Clinical trial for potential COVID-19 drugs ‘good to go’

first_imgMANILA – The Department of Health (DOH)has given the go-signal to Philippine hospitals to begin their clinical trialsin search for possible treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). DOH Undersecretary Maria RosarioVergeire said Sunday they have allowed some 20 hospitals to begin the trials ifthey already have stock of the off-label drugs used in the World HealthOrganization’s multi-country clinical trials. “‘NungBiyernes, tinitingnan po natin kung makakakuha na tayo ng gamot fromdifferent hospitals na pwedengpagumpisahan,” she added. Based on the latest count from DOH,there are 7,294 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. Of these figures,792 have recovered and 494 have died./PN Vergeire said that around 500 patientswho were in critical stage of COVID-19 are expected to take part in the trialbut they should have the consent of their relatives. “Dapatmay informed consent. Ibig sabihin,alam ng pasyente ‘yung atingipapaliwanag sa kanila kung ano ang pwedeng maging epekto ng gamot. Ipapaliwanag din sa kanila kung ano yung mgaposibilidad na pwedeng mangyari habang pinapainom sa kanila ang gamot na ito,”Vergeire said. “Walangayong gamot na may ebidensiya na 100 percent magwo-work against COVID-19. Lahatpawang sinusubukan pa lamang,” she added. Among the drugs that will be included inthe trial, according to Vergeire, are remdesivir; lopinavir and ritonavircombined; two drugs plus interferon beta; and chloroquine. “Ito’ymagtatagal for months. Ang atingclinical trial ay pwede nang maumpisahandahil nakuha na natin ang necessary clearances and we are good to go,”Vergeire said in an interview with DZMM.last_img read more

Hawaii extends 14-day quarantine for all incoming travelers

first_imgOfficials said they are planning to install thermal screening stations and facial recognition technology at the airports by the end of the year. Ige said the technology would be used only to track people within the airport during the screening process. (AP) In this photo taken June 5, 2020, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki beach in Honolulu. AP HONOLULU – Hawaii Gov. David Ige extended the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers on Wednesday in a bid to keep coronavirus cases in the islands low.center_img Ige said the rule is being extended to the end of July as the state works to solidify a screening process that could soon allow travelers to return in some capacity.last_img read more

April 23, 2019 Police Blotter

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