Judge Paye Gives Light Sentence to 6 JFK Robbers

first_imgThe brains behind the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital syndicate who made away with over L$16 million and US$126,000, were yesterday sentenced by Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice to perform community service for the period of one month.Defendant Rebeah Arnaus was among five other co-defendants who Judge Emery Paye declared guilty before sentencing him for ‘community service’ as opposed to the other co-defendants who the judge sentenced to months and years of imprisonment.For Arnaus and the other co-defendants including Patrick Konuwa, former JFK account officers, Judge Paye adjudged them guilty of the crime of criminal facilitation and sentenced them to perform ‘community service’ for the period of one month. They will serve the service under the supervision of the court Sheriff.The judge did not explain the kind of ‘community service’ Arnaus would do relative to the crime he committed. Instead of turning him over to the Correction Officer of the Ministry of Justice to monitor Arnaus’ community service, the judge authorized the Sheriff to monitor his community service without giving any explanation about his decision.Although, Arnaus and his co-defendants were indicted for multiple crimes that ranged from economic sabotage, theft of property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation, Arnaus was the only defendant the judge convicted of criminal facilitation.For Patrick Konuwa, Judge Paye said he was guilty of economic sabotage, theft of property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation. He was thereafter sentenced to three years in prison at the Monrovia Central Prison.Judge Paye also ordered that Konuwa be held liable to restitute in a year’s time the aggregate amount of US$13,323.91 and L$15,807,906.4 to the hospital administration.The Judge, however, suspended Konuwa’s prison sentence for the period of one year to allow him look for the money; and upon his failure to do so, he would be imprisoned in keeping with the law. No one signed for defendant Konuwa. As for defendant Fahn F. Borbor, Paye found him guilty of the crime of theft of property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation.For that, he was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to restitute the amount of US$55,049.28 and L$1,045,000 in one year.He subsequently suspended the imprisonment to afford the defendant time to restitute the money.For defendant Thomas O. Mezzeh, Judge Paye found him guilty of theft of property and sentenced him to six months imprisonment.“Mezzeh is ordered to restitute the amount of US$8,525 and is to pay back the money within six months,” Judge Paye declared.After he announced defendant Mezzeh guilty, Judge Paye also suspended the defendant from going to jail.For defendants Benjamin W. Dargbeh and Thomas G. Telewoyan, Judge Paye found them guilty of theft of property.He sentenced Dargbeh to one year imprisonment and ordered him to restitute the amount of US$19,218.50 in eight months, while Telewoyan was sentenced to four months in prison until he can restitute the amount of US$3,054.He thereafter suspended their prison sentences pending the payment of the money in a ‘specific period.’Immediately after Judge Paye completed his judgments and subsequently sentenced the defendants, prosecution appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.Before he announced the defendants’ sentences, Judge Paye explained how one of the defendants installed Team Viewer software that provide opportunity for Patrick Konuwa to obtain the password for Quick Book, a financial program used by the hospital to conduct its monetary transactions, to withdraw the funds from the JFK accounts at various banking institutions, including First International Bank (FIB), now GN Bank. Judge Paye said Arnaus installed the Team Viewer on the hospital’s former comptroller’s – Mrs. Serina Gbaba – laptop. “The court held that prosecution established and proved the indictment that Team Viewer can be used to access the quick book program and password to the hospital’s accounts,” Judge Paye explained.He said initially Arnaus denied that it was impossible to use Team Viewer to access the Quick Book program.“But witness Wynston Poure, an IT Electronic Engineer, testified that once you gain access by means of Team Viewer to Quick Book with an alert from the user, there are lots of activities that one can do,” Judge Paye quoted the prosecution expert witness statement.“By that testimony, the court believed that Team Viewer can be used to access Quick Book and carryout transaction in said program once the person seeking to access Quick Book by way of obtaining the permission of the user of Team Viewer,” the criminal court judge stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VICTIM’S ‘RELIEF’ AS RAPIST JAILED FOR NINE YEARS

first_imgFRIENDS of a teenage student who was the victim of a sex attack in Co Donegal have said she is “just relieved” after her attacker was jailed for nine years today.Forty-year-old Mark McAnaw, from, Harrow View, Harrow, Middlesex denied the charges during a 10-day trial at the Central Criminal Court.He was convicted unanimously by the jury last month of attacking the girl and sexually assaulting her on October 30, 2010. We have not gone into further details of the horrific attack at the request of the victim.A friend of the victim told donegaldaily.com: “She (the victim) is just relieved that the case is over and that McAnaw is going away to prison for a long time.“She wants to thank the Gardai for all the work they did to bring this man to justice and she now wants to move on with her life.”During the case the court heard the victim had asked McAnaw if was going to kill her and he replied: “If you are a good girl, I won’t kill you.”Jailing the Englishman for nine years Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said there had been ‘a very significant’ violence used by the Londoner and the attack had lasted ‘a considerable period of time’.He added: “She was visiting this country as a young student and so she was more vulnerable. She was alone in Ireland and this is a serious factor.”Mr Justice McCarthy refused a defence request to consider suspending part of the sentence.© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyVICTIM’S ‘RELIEF’ AS RAPIST JAILED FOR NINE YEARS was last modified: March 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

What’s the right channel count for mixed signal oscilloscopes?

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Test & Measurement (Source: Tektronix) The mixed signal oscilloscope was first introduced in 1993 and featured two analog channels paired with 8 or 16 digital channels.  In the ensuing years, the channel counts for mainstream MSOs – the go-to debug tool for embedded systems designers – became essentially locked in at 2 or 4 analog channels and 16 digital channels. The MSO was embraced by embedded designers, because it extended their visibility from two or four signals to as many as 20 signals, without having to reach for their tool of last resort – the logic analyzer.Despite this channel count’s long run and broad market acceptance, is it still right for today’s embedded systems? For oscilloscope manufacturers and embedded systems designers alike, it’s a question worth asking. Manufacturers need to know if they are delivering test capabilities customers actually want and are willing to pay for. Designers need the right tool for the job. This thinking led to multiple research projects involving embedded systems engineers from around the world to look a little deeper into the topic of scope channel counts. What we learned informed much of the thinking in the new 5 Series MSO that increases the number of available analog channels to 6 or 8, and offers from 8 to 64 digital channels. The digital channels can also be re-configured on the fly.Given the success of 4-channel MSOs over the years, it’s safe to say that the traditional number of analog and digital channels has served most embedded designers well enough, or perhaps more to the point, they have been able to make it work. But a significant number – 35 percent in our research – said they ideally wanted 8 analog channels.In the past when these engineers needed more than 4 analog inputs, they would try to use two scopes together. This practice of “cascading” multiple scopes creates several challenges. To synchronize the acquisitions, the scopes must be triggered at the same instant, requiring cabling (or double-probing) and creative trigger setups. Comparing data on two displays is difficult, so many engineers take the raw data from the two scopes and use a PC to merge the waveforms for evaluation. This synchronization is time-consuming with two identical scope models, but it becomes even more problematic when using different scope models.On the digital side, it turns out that less can be just as important as more. In some cases, engineers were frustrated when they were forced to buy 16 digital channels when they really only wanted eight. In our research, approximately 75% percent of respondents said they wanted something other than 16 digital channels. Some wanted more, some wanted fewer.For embedded systems designers, the scope characteristic that stands out even more than channel count is flexibility. Our research found that 79 percent of embedded engineers want oscilloscopes that are “future proofed” and multi-purposed to serve the varied needs of overstretched design teams.When we talked to embedded designers about the design phase at which they encountered the need for more channels and flexibility, the most common answer was during system-level troubleshooting.  When multiple subsystems start coming together, with multiple processors, multiple power rails, multiple serial buses, and multiple I/O devices, that’s when system-level visibility can become critical. The traditional approach to troubleshooting with a scope is to take multiple two- or four-channel captures, making one’s way backward against the signal path to get to the root cause of a failure. In today’s systems that process input from multiple sensors to drive multiple actuators while communicating over multiple buses, this approach can be painful. These embedded computing systems, incorporating sensors, actuators, processing power and communications will form the distributed smarts in the growing Internet of Things (IoT).Another pain point embedded engineers shared during our research stems from the proliferation of power rails in today’s systems. To optimize for both power consumption, performance and speed, even a relatively simple system might have a 12 V bulk supply, a couple of 5 V supplies, a 3.3-volt supply and a 1.8 V supply. Verifying and troubleshooting the turn-on and turn-off sequence of these supplies, especially in relation to other control or status signals on their boards requires more channels or more tests.Some creative engineers reported that they use the variable thresholds on digital MSO channels to check power sequencing. In this case, they set the thresholds of the digital channels slightly below the nominal voltage level of the supply and used this setup to generate a “timing diagram” of power supplies, reset lines, interrupts, status lines and so on.  The obvious shortcoming in this approach is the power supplies are represented as binary waveforms, ignoring the analog characteristics of the signals. Most engineers prefer to perform this testing and troubleshooting using analog channels.For many applications, the traditional 4 analog/16 digital configuration may be all that’s needed. But if something new comes along – and our bet is that it will – it could be comforting to know that some other options are finally available.Wilson Lee is Senior Manager, Marketing at Tektronix.  Previously to joining Tektronix, Wilson has had over 25 years of technical marketing, technical sales leadership roles – with manufacturers such as CTS Electronic Components, as well technical/value add distributors such as Richardson RFPD, and Premier Farnell. Wilson has heavily focused on design within the RF/Wireless, Industrial Power, and Industrial Automation market segments. Wilson earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree at Cornell University. While living in NY, Chicago and Asia through his career, he currently resides in Greater Portland, Oregon. center_img Continue Reading Previous The app-ortunities in connected lightingNext 2017 Embedded Market Surveylast_img read more

2018 MLS season preview: Interviews, analysis & more

first_imgMLS 2018 MLS season preview: Interviews, analysis, projected lineups and more Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:05 3/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Villa MLS NYCFC 08202017 Brad Penner MLS New York City New England SJ Earthquakes Atlanta United New York RB Toronto Portland Timbers Colorado Rapids Los Angeles Montreal Impact Real Salt Lake LA Galaxy Minnesota United FC Columbus Crew Houston Dynamo Philadelphia Union Orlando City DC United Dallas Seattle Sounders Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting KC Chicago Fire Goal has provided a comprehensive preview of the 2018 MLS season, including breakdowns of all 23 clubs Welcome to the 2018 MLS campaign.With the introduction of expansion side Los Angeles FC, MLS finds itself at 23 teams entering its 23rd season. For every one of those clubs this side of Toronto FC, the new year is about trying to dethrone the treble winners, who will be looking to establish a dynasty after claiming the MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield and Canadian Championship in 2017.So it comes as no surprise that TFC sits atop Goal’s preseason power rankings. Sebastian Giovinco and Co. also emerged as the consensus pick to repeat as champions in our annual survey of MLS general managers and technical directors, who offered their anonymous opinions on teams, players, league rules and more. And Goal editors and writers followed suit while offering predictions for the 2018 season, with TFC pegged as the odds-on favorites to again lift the MLS Cup in December. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As MLS kicks off with 10 matches this weekend, we’ve compiled handy run-downs of the top newcomers to watch, familiar faces in new places and the stars you can expect to see at the World Cup this summer. In a preseason edition of the Media Microscope, we’ve also offered insight on how the league’s TV coverage will look in 2018.If you’re seeking club-specific breakdowns, we have you covered. Goal has put together a detailed analysis of every team entering the new season, including a look back at their 2017 campaigns, recaps of key offseason losses and additions, our projected lineups, and more. 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