Legal Aid Council Hosts Justice Fair March 29

first_img This event will provide Jamaicans with the opportunity to receive free legal advice. Story Highlights The Legal Aid Council will host its quarterly Justice Fair in Kingston on March 29 at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre. “The Justice Fair seeks to bring legal services to the public at no cost. Persons will be able to make consultations with the Registrar General’s Department, the National Housing Trust, the National Land Agency, the Office of the Public Defender and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions,” Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Hugh Faulkner, told JIS News. The Legal Aid Council will host its quarterly Justice Fair in Kingston on March 29 at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre.This event will provide Jamaicans with the opportunity to receive free legal advice.“The Justice Fair seeks to bring legal services to the public at no cost. Persons will be able to make consultations with the Registrar General’s Department, the National Housing Trust, the National Land Agency, the Office of the Public Defender and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions,” Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Hugh Faulkner, told JIS News.He said that lawyers will be present at the fair to provide advice and guidance on a number of legal matters.“At the Kingston Justice Fair, there will be lawyers from the Ministry of Justice’s Criminal and Civil Justice Administration Unit, so persons with expungement issues can come and get the forms and guidance they need,” Mr. Faulkner said.He also noted that other representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Office of the Children’s Advocate and the Consumer Affairs Commission will be in attendance.“We have found that the distribution of Legal Aid Clinics in Jamaica could be vastly improved, so not many persons are within close proximity of a Legal Aid Clinic. Accordingly, with the Justice Fair and our mobile units, our legal services are brought to the people,” Mr. Faulkner informed.“Many times persons have legal issues, and because they cannot find the retainer to seek legal assistance, they either leave the matter in limbo or sometimes it creates disputes and other anti-social behaviours,” he added.The Justice Fair is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.Under the Legal Aid Act, the Legal Aid Council is mandated to provide legal representation to persons in conflict with the law who are of small to modest economic means. It is a statutory entity under the Ministry of Justice and oversees the administration of an efficient and coordinated legal-aid system in Jamaica.last_img read more

Lockdown lifted at Chollas Creek school after armed domestic violence suspect reported

first_img , Posted: June 13, 2018 Lockdown lifted at Chollas Creek school after armed domestic violence suspect reported nearby Updated: 2:43 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 13, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A Chollas Creek elementary school was on lockdown Wednesday while police searched for an armed domestic violence suspect in the area.The lockdown at John Marshall Elementary School in the Chollas Creek neighborhood of San Diego has been lifted, school district officials advise.The roughly 40-minute precautionary alert at the Altadena Avenue campus went into effect in the early afternoon as officers searched the area for a possibly armed vandalism and domestic-violence suspect, according to police.The man was not found, an SDPD spokesman says.Police received reports just before 12:30 p.m. of an armed man in the area of the campus at 3550 Altadena Avenue.last_img read more

Dispatch software combines multiple internet connections into one

first_img Explore further Of course, not everyone is willing to grab whatever Wi-Fi is available, but that doesn’t mean they are out of luck. Most users with Wi-Fi at home get their access via cable, thus they could plug in a dedicated cable and still use the built in Wi-Fi to bump up their throughput.One important thing to note about Dispatch, it doesn’t speed up your connection, it just allows more data to pass through to your computer; sort of like turning on two water taps at home to fill a basin, rather than just one. The water runs out at the same speed, but the sink fills twice as fast. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2012 Phys.Org Google’s free Wi-Fi extends to the sky, on planescenter_img Alex Gizis, CEO of a company called Connectify has posted a project on Kickstarter whose aim is to create a software product that allows people to pull together multiple Ethernet connections into one, multiplying the amount of data that can be transmitted at once. He calls it Dispatch and to prove that it’s for real, he’s posted a video demonstrating its capabilities on the Kickstarter page. And fortunately for all of us, it appears he and his company are near their goal of collecting the $50,000 they think they’ll need to finish the software and bring it to market.It doesn’t have to be just multiple Wi-Fi signals either; the software can combine a standard wall connection, Wi-Fi, a tethered cell phone or even a mobile data card. It also doesn’t appear to have a limit on the number of connections that can be combined, so users would be constrained only by the number of hardware devices they are able to connect to their computer. In the video demo, the team added enough hardware to their laptop to combine all of the available Wi-Fi in their neighborhood (by going up on the roof of their building) and managed to get a 85Mbs connection. Citation: Dispatch software combines multiple internet connections into one (2012, August 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-dispatch-software-combines-multiple-internet.html (Phys.org)—Imagine for a moment you’re sitting at your computer at home, staring at the little bar noting the progress of a movie you’ve decided to download, from a legitimate site of course. You remember seeing all those other Wi-Fi connections your neighbors have going, most of them likely without password protection. If only there were a way to funnel them all together into one stream, giving you unprecedented download bandwidth. Notwithstanding the illegality of sucking bandwidth from your neighbors, it appears a solution is on the horizon.last_img read more