News story: Knife Crime Market Exploration

first_imgTo aid in the design of the challenge we are engaging the market in order to provide the HO with an understanding of what capabilities currently exist or are in development that could provide solutions.BackgroundThe HO is concerned about recent increases in homicides, gun crime and knife crime. Although crime has fallen rapidly over the last 20 years, some types of violent crime recorded by the police have shown increases since late 2014. In 2017, knife crime rose by 22% across England and Wales which has resulted in a significant increase in fatal stabbings and incidents where serious injury has been caused. The use of knives to enable acquisitive crime has also seen a marked increase. Whilst the increase in knife crime is a complex problem with many influencing factors, the ability for police to detect knives being carried by people is fundamental to reducing the harm caused. This is particularly challenging when knives are concealed and carried in crowded spaces. Consequently, the use of current detection systems is limited. The UK Police have implemented strategies to tackle the issue and the application of science and technology must play an important role in tackling this threat and in April 2018, the Government launched the Serious Violence Strategy, which aims to tackle knife crime and other forms of serious violence.What we wantThe HO is interested in solutions that can identify or detect people carrying, overtly or covertly, a wide variety of steel-bladed knives in open spaces, crowds and uncontrolled areas (i.e. where there is no presence of security). There is a requirement to detect steel-bladed knives in the presence of other commonly carried benign metal items (e.g. keys, phones, coins etc.). As well as being concealed on the person, this also includes knives carried in bags (e.g. handbags, backpacks etc.).We are interested in all forms of potential solutions from specific technologies, through to advances in behavioural sciences. Potential solutions could be at any level of maturity, but we are particularly interested in those at the higher end of the scale.Solutions that can contribute to the detection of steel-bladed weapons being carried by individuals or groups will support the UK Police in their decision making process regarding an appropriate operational response and ultimately reduce the number of casualties across the UK.By completing the Capability Submission Form neither the Government nor yourselves are committing to anything, but your submissions will be used to help focus the direction of the work.What we don’t wantWe are not interested in literature reviews, paper-based studies and marginal improvements to existing capabilities (i.e. those used in controlled areas such as metal detectors in arches and hand-held devices).For this challenge we are only interested in steel-bladed weapons, not other forms of blade such as polymeric or ceramic.How to submit a Capability Submission FormComplete the attached one page form Knife Crime Capability Submission Form (ODT, 868KB) (noting the word limits) and then email it to [email protected] by 5pm on 20 July 2018. Please only provide details of one product/capability per form. If you have a number of potential solutions then please submit multiple forms.If you have any questions then please email [email protected] with Knife Crime in the subject line.How we use your InformationInformation you provide to us in a Capability Submission Form Knife Crime Capability Submission Form (ODT, 868KB) that is not already available to us from other sources, will be handled in-confidence. By submitting a Capability Submission Form Knife Crime Capability Submission Form (ODT, 868KB) you are giving us permission to keep and use the information for our internal purposes, and to provide the information onwards, in-confidence, within UK Government. The Defence and Security Accelerator will not use or disclose the information for any other purpose, without first requesting permission to do so.last_img read more

Discipline: Different meanings since 1990

first_img 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Branch Dr. Brian Branch, president and CEO of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), was appointed in 2011. Dr. Branch has worked at WOCCU since 1990 and has been engaged in … Web: www.woccu.org Details We have seen the concept of “discipline” reinvented around the world by the market every five years since I began working with World Council in 1990.In 1990, discipline was financial management, meaning:Capital adequacy, provisioning, delinquency management, collections, management of non-earning assets, liquidity reserve management, internal controls, PEARLS, etc.These were all the bitter medicines we learned to take. Discipline sounded to us like constraints and the loss of freedom. Yet, the irony was that credit unions that took the medicine and committed to the disciplines enjoyed the greater freedom. They became strong and profitable enough to be able to choose their options. Financial discipline caught on because nothing was as successful as success itself.In 1995, discipline was quality products. Financial discipline now supported the freedom to design and add new products. Capital structure meant that credit unions got more returns, better salaries and resources for product development. Savings products were designed to help members meet their goals. Greater liquidity enabled credit unions to expand from simple annual term loans with monthly payments to a variety of credit products responding to member demands: micro credit, agricultural credit, housing loans, vehicle loans and business loans. The movement from share-based lending to repayment capacity and risk-based lending prompted the expansion of commerce, business and housing loans.In 2000, discipline was growth and community outreach.We had strong institutions with strong financial management and robust product offerings. The next frontier was growth and expansion. Local markets were often saturated. Credit unions looked to population niches and nearby local communities to grow into. Branch offices—not new credit unions—reached out from strong, established, profitable credit unions to underserved markets and populations.In 2005, discipline was service.Credit unions had grown with their original membership and became more profitable as their members became more prosperous. Credit unions looked at ways to give back to their communities and keep true to their social mandate. They could afford to invest more in community service. Outreach was not just about growth; it was about service. Credit unions challenged themselves to reach out and serve the underserved populations and the disadvantaged.In 2010, discipline was about networking.Robust institutions were growing and serving their communities, while facing government regulation and competition. Credit unions were challenged with how to compete with larger institutions. We argued that we were better managed and more disciplined; we had better tailored response products for our communities; we weathered economic crises better; and we continued lending to our members when the banks stopped. However, the competition returned with deep pockets, shiny technology and fancy marketing. So, we built networks of nationwide points of service with shared branching and shared platforms for greater efficiency: ATM networks and unified branding. There was strength in “cooperation among cooperatives,” especially to negotiate as a group with vendors. We presented ourselves not as one community credit union, but as part of a national network with hundreds of points of service with an assured quality brand.Discipline was aggregative. It was the cumulative delivery of financial management, quality products, growth and community outreach, service and networking. Disciplines built upon the previous quinquennial. Financial discipline allowed for quality products, which led to growth, which supported service, which led to networking.In 2015, discipline is convenience.Financial management, product quality, network branding and price were all first-order conditions in the market. The consumer rules today. Discipline means giving members the convenience and access that they demand. Consumers expect service when and where they want it.last_img read more

Post your garage sales for THIS weekend, April 19-21 here…

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This section is for garage sales held THIS weekend – April 19-21. This specific blog does not include citywide garage sales which is on the post below.  Go ahead and post your garage sale ad in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain selling and hunting! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (10) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 382 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Brenda Cochran · 382 weeks ago Brenda Cochran & Traci Smith Saturday, April 20th, 7:00 am – 11:00 am. 30 Shadybrook (behind Taco Bell) TONS of children’s clothing, shoes & toys Little girls size 4-6, boys size 6-10 Nice Women’s & Men’s clothing & shoes 1950’s antique baby bed Step 2 brand child’s kitchen in perfect condition Dolls, backpacks, DVD’s, boys & girls crib bedding & curtains Adult bedding & sheets Kitchen & Holiday items Nice home decor No junk! Possible reschedule if rain Report Reply 2 replies · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Brenda Cochran · 381 weeks ago We have also added a very nice 42 inch round oak table with one leaf & 4 chairs to this sale! Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down jan w · 381 weeks ago do you have a boys bike 18 or 20 inch Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Heath · 382 weeks ago Sat. April 20th 7:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 601 Delrose Nice young mens, mens & womens clothes and shoes; casual & dressy. Coats & jackets Home Decor Craftsman table saw, Miter saw & Skil saw Gas grill, Gander Mtn. smoker 10×10 pop up canopy Built-in oven (3yrs old) Bernina sewing machine/fabric Books & Dishes Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Tabitha · 381 weeks ago Garage Sale April 20th, 8am-12ish. 1220 N A in Wellington. Tons of kids clothes, girls 18 month -3T, boys 5-6. Lots ofjuniors name brand clothes. Toys, dishes, lots to choose from! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Judy Meridith · 381 weeks ago JUDY MERIDITH SALE HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WHS Crusader Way · 381 weeks ago Free Clothing Give Away Saturday April 20 8:00-11:00 am @ Eisenhower Elementary Sponsored by WHS Crusader Way Class Children through Adult Size Clothing & Shoes All FREE! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WHS Crusader Way · 381 weeks ago Free Clothing Give Away Saturday, April 20 8:00-11:00 am @ Eisenhower Elementary Sponsored by WHS Crusader Way Class Children through Adult Size Clothing & Shoes – ALL FREE! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Karen Fuchs · 380 weeks ago GARAGE SALE: Friday 4-7 pm and Saturday 8-12 ish. 601 Sylvan Lane. CASH ONLY. Trundle bed, 2 oak end tables, recliner lift chair, walker, shower stool, jars, canners, office supplies, home decor, dishes, linens, towels, misses clothes, picture frames, lots of misc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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JOB VACANCY: BUSY CAFE SEEKS MANAGER

first_imgA busy Letterkenny cafe is seeking to appoint a manager.The ideal candidate should have at least three years experience in the catering or restaurant business.An excellent remuneration package awaits the ideal candidate. Please apply by sending your CV to [email protected] closing date for CVs is next Friday, April 17th.JOB VACANCY: BUSY CAFE SEEKS MANAGER was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:CafédonegalJob Vacancyletterkennylast_img read more