Prison Service refuses assistance on training

first_imgDear Editor,The Central Advisory Services of Guyana and Barbados wishes to express its regret in relation to the offer made to the Guyana Prison Service, based on a needs assessment done by the agency, to have a former FBI Agent and a Former Director of the Bureau of Prisons to travel to Guyana free of cost to conduct a one week specialized training programme for senior ranks of the Prison Service. Even though the offer was made since November 2016, and despite the CVs of the two (2) proposed presenters being sent to Prison Admin, Admin did not have the common courtesy to even send to CAS an acknowledgement letter.In our letter to the Prison Director, dated November 2016 and copied to the subject Minister, it was requested that a response should be forthcoming within 30 days, in order for CAS and its international associates to confirm arrangements with the presenters, who in turn must seek approval from the US State Department. Regrettably, three (3) months later, not even an acknowledgement letter has been received.Despite this development, CAS and its international associates will continue to do whatever it can to help the Criminal Justice System in Guyana know it’s riddled with defects. It is also public knowledge, by virtue of my instrumentality, that the Guyana Prison Service, Guyana Defence Force, ranks of the Police Force, GRA, Presidential Security, Guyana Energy Agency, GPL, and others too numerous to mention benefitted from specialized training on Security, Investigations and Intelligence. This was also made possible through my colleague, well known Criminologist Mr. Errol Vanooten MSC, BSC, ASC, who later served as task force head of the Ministry of Home Affairs under Mr. Rohee.I again reiterate my commitment and that of those serving under my command, who are all former members of the disciplined service, to assist in the fight against crime, and our full support to the Government of the day.Yours respectfully,Allan Robert Gateslast_img read more

April 12, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News

first_imgIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create better cookie consent experiences, find a helpful web accessibility testing guide, discover what’s new in the refreshed Helvetica typeface, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your work or projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the WeekThe next time you feel embarrassed about your skill with technology, just remember that one of the scientists who literally figured out how to look at a black hole just struggled publicly with the presentation remote. It happens. We move forward.— 🌱 Michael Vaughn 🌦 (@MichaelAVaughn) April 10, 2019User ExperienceHow do you scale user experience research from a team of 20 people to a company with over 100,000 people around the world? And enable teams to have their “eureka moments”? In People, Products, and Epiphanies, Jens Riegelsberger who leads the Google UX team, explains how meeting directly with users leads to seeds for new ideas and improvements to existing products. In the second post of the series, Vitaly Friedman takes a deep dive into cookie consent prompts and how we can create better cookie consent experiences.Your product or service is never done.The #UX tip of the day: Great designers know that a product is never done. They are in constant edit mode, always asking why, and questioning reality.— Sarah Doody (@sarahdoody) April 11, 2019When it comes to getting access to users and doing UX design earlier, Jonathan Walter recommends you take a firm stance. Choose your battles, but don’t create unnecessary obstacles. AccessibilityIf you’re getting started with color accessibility in your web projects, there’s no better place to start than Stephanie Walter’s color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products.Thanks to Lainey Feingold for publishing her summary post of her 2019 Digital Accessibility Legal Update presentation at this year’s CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. In the past, when a client asked whether web developers could identify a user that is using assistive technology, like a screen reader, our answer was “No.” As Mat Marquis explains in Accessibility Events, that changed with the latest versions of iOS and MacOS, which have enabled (by default) a setting that tracks when someone is using VoiceOver.We’ve been here before as users; we’ve made these mistakes before as developers. We know better now.Inspired by a Microsoft hackathon, the new eye-controlled wheelchair system allows users to move their wheelchair by looking at one of eight points on a tablet; their eye movements are tracked through a camera. Looking for a checklist to get started with web accessibility testing? Take a look at Lindsey Kopacz’s web accessibility testing process for guidance.WordPressWordPress 5.2 beta 2 is now available for download and testing. Note: As of this release, WordPress will have a minimum version requirement of PHP 5.6.20.After an outlash from the WordPress community last week, Jetpack 7.2.1 removes promotions for paid upgrades from the search screen. IMO, it was clearly advertising, and a violation of the repository policy.Want to add some custom CSS to your WordPress theme or plugin? My recommendation: the free Simple CSS plugin. Using the Advance Contact Form 7 DB plugin on your WordPress sites? A SQL injection security vulnerability has been discovered; update now to the 1.6.1 version. CSS and HTMLIt’s your turn to take part in this year’s 2019 Front-end Tooling Survey. The survey only takes a few minutes, but take the survey soon since it closes the end of April 2019. Results of the survey will be published online.I know I’m grateful!Fav if you ever:– Used background sprites and position: absolute;– Ran VMWare on your Mac so you could test in IE6.– Raged against IE dropping HasLayout from an element.– Used a tag.Reminiscing this morning and am so thankful that CSS and browsers are very good now.— Cap Watkins (@cap) April 10, 2019It’s one of the most popular and well-known typefaces. And now Helvetica has received a refresh with over 40,000 characters redrawn, and a new name: Helvetica Now. Rachel Andrew takes a closer look at the display values in the CSS Level 3 Specification and how they’re different from earlier CSS versions. What I Found InterestingAmazing news this week: the first-ever photo of a black hole! Kudos to California Institute of Technology assistant professor Dr. Kate Bouman, who as a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology led development of the software program that created the image.It’s where I spend a good amount of my time on every project: educating your clients is a vital project management skill.Who can’t use some helpful Google Drive tricks to make your life easier? I know I’ll be making use of the Chrome extension to save to Google Drive. If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedMarch 1, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to design content to create better user experiences, find the results of an accessibility evaluation of the top 1,000,000 websites, discover how to size grid content using keywords, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday…In “Web design & development links”November 8, 2019: My Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create online experiences that work well for older people, find a recap of the annual WordPress State of the Word, discover new underline CSS properties, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 16, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn what Alan Cooper has to say about conversational interfaces, find out how to navigate a website with a keyboard, discover how to use fr in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

Sorry, Apple TV Fans: Keep Waiting on That Living Room App Store

first_imgApple announced many new iOS and Mac features today, but nothing major for the living room.There wasn’t any hard evidence leading up to today’s Worldwide Developers Conference that Apple would release a software kit for the Apple TV set-top box. But it had come up in recent speculation as a possibility, along with buzz about a potential new Apple TV remote control device.The theory: Apple seems to be working on a TV to launch sometime over the next couple of years, and it might make sense to give developers early access to start the app ecosystem well ahead of time.But Apple’s keynote didn’t touch on the living room today. Instead, the company focused on a new MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6.(One nice TV feature in the new OS X, in the meantime, is AirPlay mirroring for Mac. You’ll be able to beam a Mac screen to an Apple TV the same way you could previously with an iPhone 4S or iPad. Useful for web videos, presentations and more.)Either way, expect more eventually, perhaps as soon as this fall, when Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone as well as the final version of iOS 6. The living room is a huge opportunity for Apple, and apps figure to be a big part of it.Also: Apple and Facebook, Together at Last in iOS 6Photo by Tags:#Apple#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dan frommer A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more