Modern Law to Manage Buildings Coming

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes RelatedModern Law to Manage Buildings Coming FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says his Ministry is moving aggressively to provide a modern legal framework that will effectively regulate and manage buildings and building related activities, to ensure safety in the built environment. “We are moving aggressively to ensure the promulgation of the National Disaster Risk Management Bill that will provide a modern legal framework for the effective regulation and control of activities to ensure public safety and welfare, minimise damage due to natural or man-made hazards and promote sustainable development,” the Minister told the House, during his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate, on June 26. The Bill includes the establishment of ‘No-Build Zones’, “so as to finally ensure that building on the banks of gullies, waterways and rivers becomes a thing of the past,” Minister Arscott said. He explained that the development of a modern legislative framework is “particularly urgent and relevant in view of the critical need to reduce the vulnerability of the built environment to the ravages of natural and man-made disasters.” Mr. Arscott said he has reviewed the Bill and has settled some policy issues and a new submission will be made shortly to the Legislation Committee. In the meantime, he informed that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), has embarked on a Landslides Mitigation Project, which will reduce the risks and impact of disasters on communities, including buildings on gully banks. The aim of the project is to build a disaster resilient nation through comprehensive disaster management training, public education and awareness, he said. Advertisements RelatedModern Law to Manage Buildings Coming Modern Law to Manage Buildings Coming ParliamentJune 27, 2012 By Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

WhatsApp intros end-to-end encryption

first_img Related Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 APR 2016 Tags HomeAppsNews WhatsApp intros end-to-end encryption Saleha Riaz WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption for all data sent via the instant messaging app, in a bid to bolster user privacy.“The idea is simple: when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us,” the company’s founders, Brian Acton and Jan Koum, wrote in a blog post.The news comes as the FBI dropped a lawsuit asking Apple to build a backdoor into the iPhone, in the latest example of authorities wanting access to user data, often to investigate criminal activity.Last year, WhatsApp was blocked in Brazil possibly because it was unwilling to give up data related to a case involving a drug trafficker who allegedly used the messaging service.“While we recognise the important work of law enforcement in keeping people safe, efforts to weaken encryption risk exposing people’s information to abuse,” WhatsApp’s blog post said.Earlier this year, Koum said “a conversation about a back door is not productive as we will not do that”, adding that “bad guys will find them and break through them”.What’s more, it was reported recently that Facebook not allowing Egypt’s government to spy on users of its Free Basics service was the reason the offering was banned in December. BlackBerry’s BBM has faced similar issues in countries like Pakistan.Explaining the move towards encryption, WhatsApp said: “If nothing is done, more of people’s digital information and communication will be vulnerable to attack in the years to come,” adding that while it is one of the few platforms to offer protection, encryption “will ultimately represent the future of personal communication”.“I grew up in the USSR during communist rule and the fact that people couldn’t speak freely is one of the reasons my family moved to the US,” added Koum.center_img WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure Apps India threatens action over WhatsApp privacy change Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Previous ArticleDaimler confirms talks with Amazon, Microsoft about HERE stakeNext ArticleIndia to slash spectrum usage charge to 3% encryptionFacebookWhatsApplast_img read more

Rory has a dash of Arnie’s cool and wants another cardigan

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. – Arnold Palmer was cool. He was a champion, an icon and the kind of man who tried to leave every room better than it was when he entered. But above all else, The King was cool. From the cardigan sweaters he wore better than anyone else to play that was best described as heroically reckless, Palmer made a stuffy game stylish. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then count Rory McIlroy’s ode to The King this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational as a testament to that ageless style. On Day 1 at Bay Hill, McIlroy arrived wearing a pair of yellow pants and a dark blue golf shirt, a classy nod to Palmer, who was once photographed by Golf Digest wearing the same ensemble. “The King wore it best,” McIlroy conceded. The King also would have approved. Bay Hill wasn’t always on McIlroy’s dance card. He skipped the event the first five years of his career on the PGA Tour. But when he finally made the trip to Arnie’s Place in 2015, he was treated to a signature Palmer moment, when the host invited him to dinner. And what does McIlroy recall from that meal? “I knew that he liked A-1 sauce on his fish, which was quite strange,” McIlroy recalled. “I remember him asking the server, ‘Can I get some A-1 sauce?’ And the server said, ‘For your fish, Mr. Palmer?’ He said, ‘No, for me.’” McIlroy has always played well at Bay Hill, which makes sense given the long layout’s demand on ball striking. His victory last year was the logical progression following top-30 finishes in his first three trips to the City Beautiful. McIlroy doesn’t play Arnie’s swashbuckling brand of golf, opting instead for the kind of precision and power that can be unrivaled on a given day, but there are plenty of similarities between the two. Both came from working-class roots, with a keen sense of how people should be treated and a moral compass that always points to parents who instilled an unquestionable line between right and wrong. While there will only be one King, McIlroy also enjoys a degree of whatever magic made Palmer such a beloved figure. Your browser does not support iframes. Full-field scores from the Arnold Palmer Inviational Arnold Palmer Invitational: Articles, photos and videos Like Palmer, McIlroy also seems to have an acute awareness of the moment. Entering the first round at Bay Hill among the week’s favorites following top-5 finishes in each of first four starts in 2019, McIlroy rolled with the yellow and blue. Big moment, big statement. On Sunday, McIlroy will have another chance to fill the space thanks to a third-round 66. Going back to the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January, McIlroy has had his chances to add to his portfolio, most notably at the Genesis Open and WGC-Mexico Championship, but each time he came up short. “I’ve come off the back of four top-5s to start the year. I feel pretty comfortable with everything out there, and just the more times I put myself in this position, the more I’m going to become comfortable there, and sooner or later it’s going to happen,” he said. He’ll begin the final period trailing Matthew Fitzpatrick by a stroke, and McIlroy’s Sunday statistics haven’t exactly been flawless. Since the beginning of 2018, McIlroy set out on a championship Sunday in the final group eight times; he didn’t win any of those events. It’s a baffling for a player of McIlroy’s stature, who at times can seem much more imposing than his 5-foot-10 frame. Despite his recent record, you have to like his chances against Fitzpatrick, who was bogey-free on Saturday but has never won in the United States. A staple on the European Tour with five victories, the Englishman knows what to expect on Sunday with McIlroy. The two were paired for the final round last year at the Abu Dhabi Golf HSBC Championship, and Fitzpatrick has set up shop in South Florida near McIlroy. “There’s no point in trying to hit it past him or trying to do anything like Rory. We both got strengths and both got weaknesses and that’s why we practice to try and get better,” Fitzpatrick said. “I think the big thing for me is just sticking to my own game tomorrow.” McIlroy lamented last year following his victory at Bay Hill that the only thing that could have made the moment better was if Palmer – who died in September 2016 on the same day McIlroy won that season’s Tour Championship – was there to present him with the champion’s cardigan. In the media center after his victory, McIlroy raised this vodka toast with The King’s favorite, Ketel One: Like most players of this generation, McIlroy marvels at Palmer’s career, but it’s the way he lived his life that truly makes him a compelling figure. “I guess my thing with Arnold was, he always, no matter who he talked to, whether it was me or a guy in the cart barn or a person in the media, he always looked you in the eye and he always made you feel as if you were the only person in the world at that time,” McIlroy said. “I think that’s something that was really cool.” Yep, Arnold Palmer was really cool. And winning his event for the second consecutive year would also be really cool.last_img read more