The town hall meeting will be held at the Cathedral of St. Jago De La Vega at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, following the country tours on the same day. The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a series of activities to commemorate Trafficking in Persons Week from July 23 to 30, aimed at raising awareness of the offence and having the public recognize it as a national issue. Story Highlights Manager of the Trafficking in Persons Secretariat at the Ministry, Keshia West, said the Week will be highlighted by country tours in Rocky Point, Clarendon; and Spanish Town, St. Catherine, as well as a town hall meeting in St. Catherine. The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a series of activities to commemorate Trafficking in Persons Week from July 23 to 30, aimed at raising awareness of the offence and having the public recognize it as a national issue.Manager of the Trafficking in Persons Secretariat at the Ministry, Keshia West, said the Week will be highlighted by country tours in Rocky Point, Clarendon; and Spanish Town, St. Catherine, as well as a town hall meeting in St. Catherine.The town hall meeting will be held at the Cathedral of St. Jago De La Vega at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, following the country tours on the same day.“We are inviting citizens to come out, get information on Trafficking in Person and have their questions addressed. We want them to know that human trafficking is real in Jamaica and they should get the information to find out how to guard against becoming a victim,” Ms. West told JIS News.Participants at the town hall meeting will include the Permanent Secretary and Head of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), Carol Palmer; Head of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Deputy Superintendent of Police, Carl Berry; Director of Safety and Security in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; Assistant Superintendent of Police, Coleridge Minto; and Spanish Town Mayor, Councillor Norman Scott.The country tours will feature the dissemination of material and literature, and will see the experts interfacing with the public and facilitating discussions.Ms. West further advised that the Ministry of Justice, through NATFATIP, will also be screening a locally made documentary titled ‘Rescue’, which seeks to highlight the impact and extent of human trafficking Jamaica, as well as create awareness of the methods utilized by traffickers to recruit potential victims.“This is an activity that we are very passionate about; we are really enthusiastic. A lot of work has gone into the production and we believe it is important for persons to gain an understanding of what our situation is in Jamaica,” she said.The documentary, to be screened at the Ministry’s offices on July 24 and 28, is expected to be aired on commercial media.Additional initiatives for Trafficking in Persons Week include the pinning of local dignitaries and officials with the ‘blue heart’, signifying the local adoption of the universal symbol, the blue heart, in honour of human trafficking victims.This will be done at a press conference on Monday, July 24, at the Ministry.A church service on Sunday, July 23, at the Pentecostal City Mission Church, 11-15 Blount Street, Hannah Town in West Kingston, will kick start the week’s activities.“The hosting of Trafficking in Persons Week seeks to raise awareness in Jamaica. The Government is well aware of the impact of human trafficking on victims and we believe it is a collaborative effort that will be required to stem this tide in Jamaica, so we are encouraging persons to come out to the various activities,” Ms. West said.July 30 is recognized globally as World Day Against Human Trafficking.The Week’s activities are being held under the theme: ‘Stop Human Trafficking: Everybody’s Business’.
APTN National NewsThousands of Albertans were part of a Canada-wide day of protests in opposition to the federal government’s Bill C-45 Monday.Protestors gathered in Calgary and Edmonton to drum, sing and shout and they promised it was only the beginning.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto was there.
In addition to slow performance, some customers may also be running into trouble accessing their Slack channels entirely. We’re digging into this and will be back with more updates soon. https://t.co/ZstseqpFlL— Slack Status (@SlackStatus) July 29, 2019 0 @SlackHQ is down… what to do we do now… how did we communicate before this? #slack #downtime #keepcalmandkeepworking pic.twitter.com/0RYmlxOD5e— Sam Forde (@samjforde) July 29, 2019 Not a way to start a Monday. Slack Yep, there was a Slack outage Monday morning. The company gave a status update about the problem saying, “Some workspaces might be experiencing issues with messages sending and loading.” After approximately 40 minutes of downtime, the service was back up.Slack updated its status page at 8:30 a.m. PT as the service returned, with the message that people “may be running into trouble accessing their Slack workspaces completely.” The company’s Twitter account also said there would be “slow performance” as the team messaging service comes back online. Share your voice Downdetector received more than 2,000 reports of users having problems with Slack. According to the site, the outage started at approximately 7:50 a.m. PT and had a global reach. Those who depend on Slack for their work weren’t too happy with the outage, especially on a Monday. Many took to Twitter to react to the platform going down. Post a comment When #slack is down and you’re remote today. pic.twitter.com/Jt6JMv69rG— Paulina Gallo ✨ (@paulpaultweets) July 29, 2019 SLACK IS DOWNQUICK, EVERYONE SEND AN EMAIL— Kelly Vaughn 🐞 (@kvlly) July 29, 2019 At the end of June, Slack suffered a three-hour outage that was due to some of its servers being unavailable. Originally published on July 29 at 8:15 a.m. PT:Update, 8:19 a.m. PT: Adds Downdetector details. 8:32 a.m. PT: Adds Twitter reactions. 8:53 a.m. PT: Adds details on the end of outage. Tags Computers
Bangalore, Jan 18 (ANI): India’s third-largest Information technology (IT) services exporter, Wipro Limited, registered a 27 percent rise in quarterly net profit, topping estimates, bolstered by rising demand from overseas clients. Wipro chief executive officer, TK Kurien, aimed for a constant growth rate of four and four and half percent.