Jamestown Man Charged After Allegedly Urinating In Street, Then Fleeing Police

first_imgMGN Stock Image.LAKEWOOD – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after police said he was observed urinating in the middle of Sunset Drive in the Village of Lakewood this week.Lakewood-Bust Police report the incident happened Wednesday afternoon.Officers say when Howard McAvoy, no age given, was confronted by patrol officers, he allegedly became uncooperative and then drove away in his vehicle.After a short pursuit, officers were able to get McAvoy to stop his vehicle. Police said he continued to be uncooperative, at times acting hostile to police and resisting arrest.Once in custody, officers alleged McAvoy tried to break the window of the patrol vehicle by slamming his forehead into the glass repeatedly.McAvoy was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest and various vehicle and traffic law offenses.Officers said McAvoy was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail for central arraignment processing. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spotted: PhilaPort Hosts Another Record-Breaking MSC Ship

first_imgImage Courtesy: PhilaPortMSC Shuba has become the largest container vessel to ever call at the Port of Philadelphia.The 12,238 TEU Neopanamax docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal on February 13.Operated by Switzerland’s Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the 330-meter-long MSC Shuba B arrived from the West Coast of South America.“Being able to handle a 12,200 TEU container capacity vessel is a game changer”, Jeff Theobald, PhilaPort Executive Director and CEO, commented. “This size of vessel is increasingly being used as the workhorse for shipping lines around the world. It’s the reason why we are working so hard to make the necessary capital improvements which we have planned as quickly as possible,” he added.MSC Shuba B took the title of the largest boxship to call this port from the 11,568 TEU MSC Avni which is also operated by the abovementioned company.PhilaPort is currently implementing a USD 300 million infrastructure improvement plan which includes wharf strengthening, new cranes, paving and many other terminal improvements.In 2017, the port realized 19 percent growth in its containerized cargo volumes handling 548,000 containers.“It’s great to see this new class of vessel here before we have our new cranes and the official opening of the new deeper channel”, Tom Holt, President of Holt Logistics, said.last_img read more

Ex-Abia Warriors Brazilian Coach Now to Handle Akwa United FC

first_imgOkon Bassey in UyoThe management of the Akwa United Football Club (FC) of Uyo has settled with the former FC Ifeanyiuba of Nnewi coach, Rafael Everton as the new coach of the state darling team.Until his latest engagement with the Akwa United FC, the Brazilian coach was with the Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia. Coach Everton who signed a one-year contract now replaces Abdul Maikaba who crossed over to Plateau United FC of Jos last month.At a ceremony to unveil the new coach of the team, the Akwa United FC chairman Paul Bassey said yesterday that Everton fitted into the plans and visions the management has for the team.He said other coaches were also interviewed for the job explaining that the club needed a coach who would not be distracted by national team duty.“We needed a foreign coach with a lot of Nigerian experience, we also eliminated some coaches in Nigeria for certain reasons before we settled for coach Everton.” Bassey stressed.Bassey lauded the former coach, Maikaba for the excellent job he did by introducing a new playing philosophy and making the team a brand within his two years stay with the “Promise Keepers.”He called for support from stakeholders for the new coach and commended the media for the role they have played in making the team better equally noting that the fan base of the club has increased in recent times.Responding, the new coach, Everton promised to continue with the “Tiki Taka” brand of football he inherited in the club adding that he would fully utilize the present crop of players in the club before deciding on whether there could be new additions.The coach solicited for the support and cooperation of all stakeholders especially the fans in attaining the dreams of the owners of the club.In the 2017/2018 NPFL season which was concluded prematurely due to reported crisis in the Nigerian Football Federation, Akwa United FC finished second on the table.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Marc Wood: Pay360 – Meeting 2018’s compliance demand…

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Related Articles Marc WoodAs industry operators are being further pressured to improve their AML and compliance disciplines, all stakeholders face a tough balancing act in servicing betting consumers’, verification, customer services, payment and UX options. Speaking at BOFCON2018, Marc Wood Head of Gaming at Pay360 details how industry leaders should approach 2018’s AML and Compliance conundrum_____________________SBC: Hi Marc. In 2018, why has AML and Fraud Prevention become the prevalent topic for all industry stakeholders?  Marc Wood: AML and Fraud protection has always been a fundamental part of running an effective online gaming business. What has changed over the last couple of years is the impact of massively increased regulatory scrutiny by the UKGC, new data protection legislation such as GDPR and the recent multi-million-dollar fines of not having robust enough policies, systems and procedures in place.Another recent relevant industry issue not specifically AML and Fraud related, but associated, has been under the scrutiny of the gaming affiliate networks and operator responsibilities in a general “compliance” context.I think that there is a genuine industry concern that in 2018 we may see not just fines being levied, but licence suspensions could be on the cards and it may be a significant sacrificial lamb operator(s), to make the point. SBC: Are the industry’s recent AML failures a social responsibility or operational matter. Is it essential to make a clear distinction when labelling AML procedures?  MW: Yes it is correct to make a distinction, there is a fine line between aggressively growing the business and encouraging people to gamble more from a social responsibility perspective, but also being able to stop potential money laundering or fraudulent activities. They are separate problems and require different policies, procedures, data and systems to solve.For example, not being able to flag up a situation where a player who maybe earns £30k a year, is stealing money from their employer and spends £100’000 plus playing Bingo makes the industry look rather foolish.Similarly, being able to distinguish between a fraudster and someone who is just in over their head and is a Problem Gambler has to be solved. So the issue is understanding who the player is, their social and economic background and having auditable automated systems in place to be able to help operationally.SBC: As a digital payments specialist, how does Pay360 work with industry stakeholders to create AML and Fraud Prevention best practices? MW: Our strategy over the last two years has been to work with gaming stakeholders to expand our pure payments processing and legacy fraud detection making available a wide range of over 60, third-party data assets. This creates a flexible decision-making platform called Optimise to enable the automation and audit of AML, Fraud, Bonus Abuse, Source of Funds and Problem Gambling issues. SBC: What prevalent factors, values and dynamics, would you advise industry operators to research when planning AML procedures? Where do you feel industry stakeholders are currently blindsided?  MW: I think the industry suffers from the use of legacy backend platforms that do not make the automation, monitoring, triggering and investigating of potential breaches easy. Sadly this results in a significant expense in manual processes needed in place to execute the AML policy and procedure which can be error-prone.It is important also to note that it’s not only the problem of legacy systems but also of internal legacy processes. Due to perhaps lack of support and flexibility to adapt to what is needed operators can be blindsided by the legacy tools, processes and data they use. To truly tackle the problem operators need to be open to new approaches and not try and squeeze a new process into the wrong structure.As for researching, in my view the current situation will only get more difficult, the UK has been particularly aggressive, but other licencing authorities throughout the world will follow and soon. The issue outside of the UK and to be understood, is what can actually be done in particular countries especially with the availability of third-party data and information sources to help in ensuring the execution of AML etc procedures.  SBC: The industry’s AML concerns, take place during a period when consumers are more aware of their personal data and online profile. How does Pay360 create effective payment services/solutions that do not breach customer data concerns?  MW: Pay 360 has a wide range of online, physical payments, fraud & risk management solutions designed to ensure compliance with current and future data protection legislation. Our goal is to enable our customers to implement appropriate payment solutions that either minimise or in some cases remove the likelihood of breaching data protection laws entirely. As an aside across other industry sectors we serve we have seen a massive focus in the last year of the impending GDPR legislation, surprisingly this does not seem to be taken as a real problem in the gaming sector, and that deadline is only a couple of months away on May 25th. SBC: You are speaking on industry operational disciplines at the BOFCON 2018 conference. What do you want delegates to learn about effective AML procedures? MW: To provide a discussion forum, which enables delegates to understand what is and importantly what is not possible to do to improve their AML, Fraud and Compliance needs. Using data and analytics-driven approaches to reduce the likelihood of breaches and avoid the resultant bad PR, brand damage, cost of fines and protecting gaming licences.______________Marc Wood – Head of Gaming – Pay360 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020last_img read more