Uk Officials React To Child Sex Abuse Report

SKYCIG, a Leading UK Electronic Cigarette Brand, Announces Acquisition by Lorillard

“We chose to move forward with Lorillard for the exceptional resources and expertise which the company can provide to enable SKYCIG to further both our product innovation and availability. This acquisition will allow us to continue to progress as both the best and the most widely available e-cigarette brand in the UK.” It has been agreed that SKYCIG will function independently as a separate brand under Lorillard’s ownership, with current operations continuing as normal for staff, retailers and customers. SKYCIG’s current premises in Great Britain will be retained, and further investment in the UK e-cigarette market is expected as the SKYCIG brand continues to grow. FF&P Advisory advised SKYCIG on the transaction with Mark Winkler as Lead Adviser. About SKYCIG SKYCIG has been the most trusted electronic cigarette brand within the United Kingdom for a number of years. It has established a large market share in the growing industry and has been voted ‘Best Electronic Cigarette in the UK’ for two years running in 2011 and 2012 by Smoking.com. Electronic cigarettes are regarded as the nation’s top smoking alternative and SKYCIG are currently the largest UK based brand, with plans to expand further into other EU e-cigarette markets. Electronic cigarettes have the potential to play an important role in the harm reduction dialogue. As well as SKYCIG providing an attractive alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, they also offer a variety of different flavours to accommodate everyone’s taste buds from Crown Vanilla, Crown Cherry, Crown Menthol, Cinnamon, Tobacco Gold, Crown Tobacco and Classic Tobacco. About Lorillard, Inc. Lorillard, Inc.

UK Announces Cyberstrike Capability, $800M Joint Cyber Reserve Unit

Police forces across the UK have dramatically raised the importance they have given to child sexual exploitation in recent years. Greater Manchester Police has made it a top policing priority, and recent awareness initiatives have been launched by police in the northern counties of Durham, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Police in West Yorkshire, which has high Asian and Muslim populations, unveiled a hard-hitting video on September 29 featuring parents whose children have been victims of child sexual exploitation as part of its on-going ” Know the Signs ” campaign. Detective Chief Inspector Susan Jenkinson, the force’s head of safeguarding, said that officers trying to combat child sexual exploitation did not approach this as an ethnic minority issue – yet were fully aware of the special problems faced by Asian and Muslim children. DCI Jenkinson said: “For me it’s not a minority issue: there are people committing horrendous crimes against children, and it’s the children that the police, social care and all the partner agencies and third-sector workers want to protect. “I don’t want it to become a race or minority issue: it’s something that we should all be looking at together to try and prevent it happening and get the people who are committing these offences to justice.” The approach taken by West Yorkshire Police reflects a practice now gaining ground in this area that stresses multi-agency partnerships where officers work with a host of other bodies in local safeguarding units to identify and tackle the crime. In areas such as Bradford, this enables community leaders to help in ways that take account of cultural factors. Awareness is seen as key to reducing the risk of child sexual exploitation in minority communities, and groups such as Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) work alongside parents and carers of children at risk. The organisation has worked withMuslim and Sikh families where children have been victims,and some of the parents it has helped teamed up with West Yorkshire Police in its video. People are beginning to acknowledge that the problem of child sexual exploitation is much bigger than anyone ever was willing to acknowledge. -Fleur Strong, deputy chief executive of PACE Fleur Strong, deputy chief executive of PACE, said: “We are aware of children within those communities who are being sexually exploited and also acutely aware of the added difficulties and sometimes social restraints that these families are experiencing. We have families that have been targeted who are in the British Muslim communities – and we know the difficulties they face.” Strong acknowledged that although her organisation has been campaigning for years, frontline public services have only recently begun to consider this a priority. “In terms of police awareness, social services awareness, local government awareness, there is without doubt a catch-up game going on where people are beginning to acknowledge that the problem of child sexual exploitation is much bigger than anyone ever was willing to acknowledge.” She praised to the innovative approach taken by the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) , the local agency responsible for child protection issues, whose strategy includes working with the mothers of potential victims of exploitation – but also potential perpetrators. The BSCB’s seven-point plan for addressing child sexual exploitation aims, among other things, to ensure that perpetrators receive treatment programmes to minimise their chances of re-offending.

Mike Barton, Police Chief, Says UK Should Decriminalize Drugs Because Drug War Is Failing

Writing in The Observer, the national intelligence leader for the Association of Chief Police Officers also suggested the NHS should supply class-A drugs such as heroin and cocaine to addicts. He said: “Not all crime gangs raise income through selling drugs, but most of them do in my experience. “So offering an alternative route of supply to users cuts off the gang’s income stream. “If an addict were able to access drugs via the NHS or some similar organisation, then they would not have to go out and buy illegal drugs. “Drugs should be controlled. They should not, of course, be freely available. “I think addiction to anything – drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc – is not a good thing, but outright prohibition hands revenue streams to villains.” Under Mr Barton’s direction, Durham Constabulary launched Operation Sledgehammer, a sustained campaign to “get in the faces” of organised crime gangs. He has previously claimed to seek inspiration in the way notorious Prohibition-era mafioso Al Capone was finally brought down not for bootlegging, but tax evasion. The officer, who has served for nearly 34 years, said he had witnessed a worsening drug addiction problem since prohibition began in 1971 with the Misuse of Drugs Act. He argued that pushers had made billions from adulterated drugs, transforming them into local folk heroes for young people. “Decriminalising their commodity will immediately cut off their income stream and destroy their power,” he said.

29, 2013. It will start recruiting for a Joint Cyber Reserve Unit next month, reports the BBC . AMinistry of Defence (MoD) statement says that, in forming the unit, it will draw on individuals talent, skills, and expertise gained from their civilian experience to meet these threats. The Daily Mail reports the development of this force will cost about 500 million pounds (about $800 million). Defense Secretary Philip Hammond told the Daily Mail cyber strikes could disable enemy communications and weapons without bloodshed. He said warfare is going beyond the domains of land, sea, air, and space. It is now entering the cyber realm. This is the new frontier of defense. For years, we have been building a defensive capability to protect ourselves against these cyber attacks. That is no longer enough, he said. You deter people by having an offensive capability. We will build in Britain a cyber strike capability so we can strike back in cyber space against enemies who attack us. Todays Headlines Sign up for our mailing list. Email Address :