4 Prisons Get Anti-Ebola Supplies

first_imgThe Child Justice Section (CJS) of the Ministry of Justice in partnership with UNICEF-Liberia has formally launched a Prison Ebola Response project and donated several anti-Ebola items to four prisons across the country.According to CJS, this is part of collective effort to reach zero-infection of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has taken more lives in the country than other affected nations.Some of the anti-Ebola items include hand-washing drums, Clorox, soap, and disinfectant.Others were recreational materials, such as checkers and ludos, to be used during prisoners’ leisure hours.According to the CJS Acting Coordinator, Alben Greaves, the donations were made to the Monrovia Central Prison, Bassa, Margibi and Bong Prisons.“The Child Justice Section, in coming days, will also make donations to prisons in Lofa and Nimba counties,” Greaves said. The value for the donations to the six counties is US$14,550.It can be recalled that the Acting Deputy Justice Minister for Administration and Public Safety, Atty. Tony Sonkarly recently launched the Prison Ebola Response initiative.The Deputy Minister encouraged correction officers to continue to use preventative measures in the fight again Ebola. He urged them to also continue to educate inmates about the dangers of the virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Turple backstops Real McCoys to victory over South East

first_imgMidway through the third period, Rob DeCiantis gave the Real McCoys an insurance marker, and the game would end 3-1 in Dundas’ favour.  The Prairie Thunder finally got on the board in the third period, when Tim Krymusa banged a second rebound past Dan Turple, to get South East within one.  But, the Krymusa goal would be the only chink in the armour in an otherwise splendid performace from Dan Turple, who stopped 43 of 44 shots in the Dundas net.  By Jon Zacks The Dundas Real McCoys got over their bus legs quickly, as they stmyied the South East attack, and beat the Prairie Thunder 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon.- Advertisement – After a scoreless first period, the Real McCoys opened the scoring when Mike Kennedy jammed home a centring pass from Shawn Shewchuk.  It was a powerplay goal, on a man-advantage drawn by Shewchuk, who gutted-out a recurring knee injury to contribute to Dundas’ top line all game long.  Later in the second, Ryan Healy doubled the Dundas lead, when he fired a snap-shot through Justin Harris’ legs.center_img Goaltender Dan Turple was named player of the game for the Real McCoys, and admitted he was a little nervous before the game.   “I felt great – a little nervous early on, but they gave me some shots I could stop early, and I just got in a rhythm.”  Turple made several outstanding saves, had excellent rebound control all game, and was a big part of the Real McCoys penatly kill, which successfully killed all eight South East powerplays.Advertisement The Real McCoys will return to the ice on Wednesday, when they take on the (0-1) Powell River Regals.  The South East Prairie Thunder finish the round robin at 1-1, and will await the results of the remaining games to see who they play in the elimination round.last_img read more

Justice asks Internet firms to keep records

first_imgIn a speech in April, Gonzales said that investigations into child pornography had been hampered because Internet companies had not always kept records that would help prosecutors identify people who traded in illegal images. “The investigation and prosecution of child predators depends critically on the availability of evidence that is often in the hands of Internet service providers,” Gonzales said in remarks at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Va. “This evidence will be available for us to use only if the providers retain the records for a reasonable amount of time,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2While initial proposals were vague, executives from companies that attended the meeting said they gathered that the department was interested in records that would allow them to identify which individuals visited certain Web sites and possibly conduct searches using certain terms. It also wants the Internet companies to retain records about whom their users exchange e-mail with, but not the contents of e-mail messages, the executives said. The executives spoke on the condition that they not be identified because they did not want to offend the Justice Department. The proposal and the initial meeting were first reported by CNet News.com and USA Today. The department proposed that the records be retained for as long as two years. Most Internet companies discard such records after a few weeks or months. In its current proposal, the department appears to be trying to determine whether Internet companies will voluntarily agree to keep certain information or if it will need to seek legislation to require them to do so. The request comes as the government has been trying to extend its power to review electronic communications in several ways. The New York Times reported in December that the National Security Agency had gained access to phone and e-mail traffic with the cooperation of telecommunications companies, and USA Today reported last month that the agency had collected telephone calling records. The Justice Department has subpoenaed information on Internet search patterns – but not the searches of individuals – as it tries to defend a law meant to protect children from pornography. The Justice Department is asking Internet companies to keep records on the Web-surfing activities of their customers to aid law enforcement, and may propose legislation to force them to do so. The director of the FBI, Robert S. Mueller III, and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales held a meeting in Washington last Friday where they offered a general proposal on record-keeping to a group of senior executives from Internet companies, said Brian Roehrkasse, a spokesman for the department. The meeting included representatives from America Online, Microsoft, Google, Verizon and Comcast. The attorney general has appointed a task force of department officials to explore the issue, and that group is holding another meeting with a broader group of Internet executives on Friday, Roehrkasse said. The department also met Thursday with a group of privacy experts. The Justice Department is not asking the Internet companies to give it data about users, but rather to retain information that could be subpoenaed through existing laws and procedures, Roehrkasse said. last_img read more