Maldives police say they uncovered plot to attack school

first_imgMALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives say they have uncovered a planned attack on a school involving eight suspected members of an Islamic State-affiliated group arrested last November. Police say the suspects attempted to build an explosive device on a boat at sea, conducted training on uninhabited islands and attempted to recruit children. Police raided the boat and found items that could be used to build a bomb on board and gun cartridges in the shallow sea. They say the suspects were arrested after police were tipped off by foreign intelligence agencies, and evidence was found in seized cellphones of a plan to attack a school while exams were in progress.last_img read more

UKGC launches mobile self-service portal for personal licence holders

first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new service which will allow personal licence holders to manage their licences via an online account or through their mobile.The new service, available on the Commission’s website, allows personal licence holders to quickly change personal details, report key events linked to their licence, and download e-copies of the licence itself.Helen Venn, executive director at the Gambling Commission said: “This new service has only been running for a matter of weeks and already we’ve had over 4,000 users logging on and an improved processing time of 80%.“Over half of those have used a mobile device to access the portal, allowing them to manage their personal licence on the go, save time and hopefully improving their experience.“Listening to the needs of personal licence holders has been vital.“Through their feedback, and through our own drive to continuously improve the way we regulate, we looked in detail at our licence management processes and set ourselves the challenge to cut down on administration by using technology and our systems more effectively.“The result is a much more efficient process for everyone through a more streamlined, simpler service.”According to the UKGC, the service will also include a new processing tool which ‘reduces processing times from several weeks to only a few days.’ UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Sharelast_img read more