Lacson defends anti-terror bill from critics

first_img“Suspects’ families will be givenvisitation rights, while visits of legal counsels will be unlimited,” Lacsonsaid. Lacson also explained that the removalof a P500,000 fine for each day a person is wrongfully detained was to notdiscourage the law enforcers from filing serious charges like terrorism. “Even the Armed Forces of thePhilippines are hesitant to file charges using the Human Security Act kasi takot sila pagka na-dismiss ang kaso pamultahin sila ng P500,000 perday of detention,” Lacson said. “Even in the Marawi siege, hindi sila nag-file ng cases in violation of the Human Security Act… Kaya naging virtual dead letter law ang RA 9732. Hindi mai-apply,” added the senator./PN Authorities who will conduct warrantlessarrests need to notify the Court of Appeals, and inform the Commission on HumanRights and a judge who is “nearest the place of arrest” before conductingthe apprehension, he said. The Senate’s approved version of theAnti-Terrorism Act increased the period of detention by nearly 10 fold to 14days from 36 hours to “be at par with other countries,” according toLacson. MANILA – Contrary to the fears of some,Sen. Panfilo Lacson said the newly passed anti-terror bill that allows thewarrantless arrest and two-week detention of suspected terrorists has enoughsafeguards against abuse. “Naiwanantayo ng ibang countries, European, western countries at saka ating neighboring countries dito,” Lacson said. “Ang iniiwasan natin is to make thePhilippines a safe haven for terrorist kasinapakagaan ng ating batas, napakahina.” Lacson said in a media briefing thatthere is legal procedure to be followed, unlike what is being raised byopposition senators Francis Pangilinan and Risa Hontiveros, whom he saidearlier that the measure may be used to silence administration critics. “Lahatnaman may legal procedures nasusundin… Naroon lahat ngsafeguards,” Lacson said. Under the measure that was passed by theSenate, suspected terrorists may only be arrested when the crime “has justbeen committed, about to be committed or [is] being committed,” thesenator said.last_img read more

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New dates for CasinoBeats Malta and Betting on Sports America

first_imgShare Share Submit SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020 Related Articles SBC announces digital future for Europe, America, CIS & Africa July 30, 2020 SBC Events has announced that it has delayed two of its international gambling conferences as the global situation around the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop. CasinoBeats Malta, the dedicated gaming conference and exhibition organised by SBC Events, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Malta will now be held on 22-24 June 2020. Betting on Sports America at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, has been moved to 1-3 December 2020.A statement by SBC Events said: “While the global COVID-19 situation evolves and the official advice and restrictions concerning travel and public gatherings continue to change, we feel we have no alternative but to postpone both events until later in the year.“The changing situation and the fact that an increasing number of industry organisations are introducing their own travel bans for staff, means that both CasinoBeats Malta and Betting on Sports America would have been severely impacted had we not made the decision to postpone them until later in the year.”All tickets will be transferred to the new date automatically. Delegates should contact SBC Events at [email protected] with any questions.The dates for Betting on Sports Europe, being held at Stamford Bridge in London on 2-4 June 2020, currently remain in place while the global situation develops.last_img read more

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Monday August 18th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Drake football coach Todd Stepsis says game day will be the biggest adjustment to his first season as head coach. After serving as Drake’s defensive coordinator Stepsis will debut as head coach next week.After spending 20 years coaching from the press box Stepsis will be on the sideline for the first time.Stepsis has joked that he may designate one of the coaches to keep him contained.Drake opens their season next week visiting North Dakota. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions for Minnesota, as the Vikings displayed some depth and versatility in the passing game during a 25-19 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in an exhibition game. Kirk Cousins led the Vikings starters for two drives, the last yielding a chip-shot field goal by Dan Bailey, and went 6 for 8 for 68 yards without a turnover. Russell Wilson was 6 for 9 for 82 yards without a turnover for the Seahawks. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning, helping the Minnesota Twins to their first-ever four-game sweep of Texas with a 6-3 victory over the Rangers. Minnesota maintained a 2½-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central. The Twins went 5-1 on a road trip that started with them not leading the division for the first time in almost four months.The Twins start a week-long homestand starting tonight with a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Tonight and tomorrow night’s first pitch is at 7:10 with 6:30 pre-game shows on AM-1300 KGLO. Wednesday is a 12:10 first pitch with an 11:30 pre-game show on KGLO. The Twins are off Thursday before hosting Detroit for a three-game weekend series. IOWA CITY — Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley is more focused on team goals than individual accomplishments. The senior enters his third season as the starter and could become Iowa’s all-time leader in career touchdown passes by the end of the season.After finishing 9-4 a year ago, including a win in the Outback Bowl, Stanley says the Hawkeyes hope to make a serious run in the Big Ten West Division.Stanley prepares for his senior season after leading the Hawkeyes to 17 wins his first two years as the starter.Iowa junior tackle Tristan Wirfs says Stanley’s experience has shown in practice.Wirfs says Stanley’s demeanor never changes.Wirfs says the Hawkeyes hope to take the next step this season.The Hawkeyes open at home on August 31st against Miami of Ohio. SEATTLE (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 14 points and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx. Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard had 13 points apiece, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 11 and Mercedes Russell and Alysha Clark scored 10 apiece for Seattle.last_img read more

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Donegal man crafts beautiful rocking horse for children’s ward

first_imgA beautifully hand-made rocking horse has been gifted to the Children’s Ward at Altnagelvin Hospital by Buncrana man Daniel Lynch. Mr Lynch designed the Harley Davidson-themed toy for the hospital as part of a charity donation by Ulster University nursing students.Hand crafted Harley Davidson rocking horse made by Daniel Lynch from BuncranaDaniel’s son Johnny is one of a group of second year students who held a cake sale and hamper raffle to raise £1,280 for Ward 6. The cheque and the rocker were recently presented to the Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry and the donations were gratefully received.Donegal man crafts beautiful rocking horse for children’s ward was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Altnagelvin Hospitallast_img read more

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Syslogic: OEM series Box PC as CAN control or IoT device

first_img Continue Reading Previous SMART Modular Technologies: N200 SATA flash family offers capacities ranging from 32GB to 1TBNext HCC Embedded signs licensing agreement with Microsoft With the Embedded Computer OEM S-81, Syslogic unveils the first device of the new OEM series (Original Equipment Manufacturer). This is a completely new development, ensuring availability for a very long time. The compact Embedded Computer OEM S-81 features various interfaces facilitating connection to different communication levels. Thanks to two standard CAN interfaces (optionally also available with six) the Box PC is perfectly suited as a CAN controller. Accordingly, the device is used for monitoring or controlling vehicles, such as forklifts, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) or special vehicles.An RS232 interface is available for connecting sensors or machines. Thanks to integrated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and WiFi support, the Box PC can also be used as an IoT gateway, data logger or pitch controller in wind turbines. System upgrades are implemented by a Mini PCI Express interface. MicroSD or CFast cards can be connected to be used as storage media. The Embedded Computer OEM S-81 is quick and easy to put into operation. It is suitable for OEM manufacturers and system integrators who want to exploit the full potential of a smart embedded system in the IoT or CAN environment.To guarantee best user comfort and fast commissioning, Syslogic delivers its embedded computers with a preconfigured operating system. To meet a variety of requirements, various Windows or Linux versions are available. This includes the newly launched versions Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC and Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS.Syslogic is one of the few European companies that develops and manufactures its own embedded systems. With the OEM computer, customers receive a quality product that meets high industrial demands. The clever fanless board design ensures high reliability and durability. Furthermore, as a manufacturer, Syslogic has the long-term availability of the OEM computer completely under control. This makes the Embedded Computer OEM S-81 a profitable long-term investment.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Residents get to sound off on plans for Wheeland Pond

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:town meeting, wheeland pond Wheeland Residents give ‘pond development’ thumbs up Wheeland Pond gets make overcenter_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Feb 2015 – You will also get a history lesson on what the Wheeland community and its pond means to the Turks and Caicos as the National Trust and DEMA team up for two town meetings to determine what can be done to preserve and rescue the pond. Winema Sanders is the Public Awareness & Education Officer with the TC National Trust; she was on site to encourage residents of Blue Hills and others to attend either a town meeting at 6pm tonight, Thursday or on Saturday morning at 10am. “It’s vital that we preserve an area like this for future generations and that is what the National Trust goal is, that is what the goal of DEMA is as well. We want to make sure that the land here and the community knows the essential needs of the area and that we are able to be good stewards of our environment and take ownership in that. That is why it is so important to have these community meetings so that they are able to speak to us and we’re able to have some type of dialogue so that we are able to envision their community being like, versus us just telling them what their community is supposed to be…”The 90 minute meetings will be held at the Wheeland Pond to discuss a way to preserve and enhance the heritage site. last_img read more

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