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Computer Hackers Warned

first_imgThe Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) is reminding Jamaicans that the hacking of data from a computer or telephone is against the law and persons caught engaged in such illegal activity could be charged under the Cyber Crime Act 2010.The warning came from Assistant Executive Director of the BCJ, Karlene Salmon Johnson, as she addressed grade six students of the Mona Primary School in Kingston on Thursday, March 14, as part of the organisation’s ongoing media literacy project.[RELATED: Students Warned to Watch what they Post Online]She said the law provides sanctions for the misuse of computer systems or data and facilitates the investigation and prosecution of such crimes.“So, if you are caught, you can be arrested and tried in court and if found guilty you can be sent to prison,” she said.She advised the students to protect the passwords for their Facebook and email accounts to prevent hackers from accessing their personal and private information.Responding to a question about the regulation of music on buses, Mrs. Johnson said that the BCJ has no control over music played at dances, parties, or on the buses.She informed the students that the BCJ is responsible for the licensing of radio, television and cable companies in Jamaica.“Once you get that licence, you are required to obey certain rules, regulations and we monitor the radio, television and cable companies to make sure that they obey those rules and regulations,” she stated.According to the Assistant Director, there are 27 free-to-air radio stations that transmit over the airwaves, three free-to-air television stations, and 41 cable companies across Jamaica.Vice Principal of Mona Primary School, Bishon Maragh, said she was pleased with the participation of the students, who are preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).“I think it was very informative and from how the children responded, I see that it meant much to them. The questions were quite intelligent,” she told JIS News.She said the students attend computer classes at least four times per week for about an hour.By E. Hartman Reckord, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Japan Continues to Demonstrate Friendship with Jamaica

first_img “I cannot live without Jamaican food; not only jerk chicken and ackee, but especially for me, green plantains, breadfruit, peanuts and festival,” he said. Story Highlights Mr. Charles said the relationship between the countries will be further strengthened, “as the training camps for the Jamaica Olympic and Paralympic teams will be based in Tottori in preparation for the 2020 Olympics being hosted by Japan”. The programme is aimed at improving foreign language education among Japanese youth, while enhancing cultural cooperation between the countries. Thirty Jamaicans left the country in July to participate in JET. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says Japan continues to demonstrate its friendship with Jamaica through the provision of tangible support in various areas of development.He cited the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, which enables Jamaican participants to utilize their teaching skills to the benefit of students in Japan.The programme is aimed at improving foreign language education among Japanese youth, while enhancing cultural cooperation between the countries. Thirty Jamaicans left the country in July to participate in JET.Senator Pearnel Charles Jr. further mentioned assistance to Jamaica through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the form of grant-aid for technical and economic programmes, volunteer missions, scholarships and training courses.“All of which continue to contribute to Jamaica’s development, including capacity-building,” he noted.The Foreign Affairs State Minister was speaking at a recent reception held at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in St. Andrew to celebrate the 85th birthday of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Akihito of Japan.Mr. Charles said the relationship between the countries will be further strengthened, “as the training camps for the Jamaica Olympic and Paralympic teams will be based in Tottori in preparation for the 2020 Olympics being hosted by Japan”.In his remarks, the Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, acknowledged the good relations between the countries.He noted the implementation of seven projects under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Initiative, in addition to opportunity for almost 400 Jamaicans to live and teach English in Japan under JET.“JET alumni are one of the most important cultural bridges in the J-J relationship.” he said.Ambassador Yamazaki, whose tour of duty began a year ago, said he is enjoying his work in Jamaica.“I cannot live without Jamaican food; not only jerk chicken and ackee, but especially for me, green plantains, breadfruit, peanuts and festival,” he said.He also expressed appreciation for the support received from members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, senators, government officials and the diplomatic corps.last_img read more

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13 mustsee events at Fan Expo Canada 2016 in Toronto

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Autograph session with Adam West and Burt Ward (September 2, 11a.m.)The original dynamic duo! 1960s Batman and Robin appear together for an autograph session and love-in. This will be their last appearance together, ever.Workshop: Learn to speak Klingon (September 2, 11:30a.m.)Doctor Marc Okrand is the linguist who actually created the Klingon language! He also wrote the The Klingon Dictionary, and he’ll be in attendance for a lesson.Celebrity Cosplay lineup (Various dates and times)Scroll down to the bottom of this page to check out what is being touted as the greatest lineup of celebrity Cosplay players ever assembled. Fan Expo Canada 2016 in Toronto is particularly special because of the eyebrow raising amount of celebrities appearing. It’s really next level, folks. Nerds, geeks and freaks unite for a weekend of autographs, workshops, screenings and many firs and last ever appearances from some super famous sci-fi/fantasy/horror heroes.Not to diminish the hundreds of other cool things happening at the meet-up (speed dating, special effects workshop, film festivals, panel discussions, fashion shows), but here are my picks for what not to miss at the 2016 Fan Expo in Toronto.Q&A with The Exorcist’s Linda Blair (September 1, 730p.m.)She walked backwards up the stairs and projectile vomited all over our hearts many years ago, but the Exorcist star (who won the Golden Globe for her role?!) lives on to tell the tale at this exclusive Q&A. Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more