New UNsupported water supply system inaugurated in Haitis Saut deau region

“We are aware that this is not enough and that there is still much to do,” the Chief of Civil Affairs of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Pierre Ubalijoro, said in a recent news release. “The task is great but the UN system will continue to support the Haitian Government and the Central Department to strengthen the system of supply of drinking water,” he added. According to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), quick impact projects (QIPs) are small-scale, low-cost projects that are planned and implemented within a short timeframe. Different actors beyond peacekeeping also fund or implement QIPs with varying objectives. MINUSTAH has undertaken QIPs to support the country’s government in implementing projects to combat water-borne diseases, such as diarrhoea, typhoid fever and cholera. Built at a cost of $95,000 – 95 per cent of which was funded by MINUSTAH – this latest project is centred on Nan Pwa, Madame-Cyr and nearby localities. It is expected to help ensure that need for clean water for drinking, cooking and hygiene is met even during rainy seasons, during which the usual sources of water are contaminated by sedimentary sludge. Some 250 local residents were also provided with temporary jobs during the construction of the system. Drinking water reservoir supplying the distribution network for the inhabitants of Saut D’eau. Photo: Frederic Fath/UN MINUSTAH The water system, which includes some 5.5 kilometres of pipes and seven water distribution points, is also expected to alleviate the burden on the local population of having to travel long distances to fetch safe water. The project has now been handed over to the country’s national agency for water supply and sanitation, called the Direction nationale de l’eau potable et de l’assainissement, which will look after the running of the system, providing services to the population and the plant’s maintenance. read more

British teen hacker made I own you appear on US security chiefs

Other victims working under President Barack Obama included James Clapper, director of national intelligence; deputy national security adviser Avril Haines; senior science and technology adviser John Holdren; the secretary of homeland security Jeh Johnson; and FBI special agent Amy Hess.Gamble taunted them, using a TV in Mr Johnson’s family home to post the message “I own you”. Mitigating, William Harbage QC said Gamble had a naive response to what he read about in online chat rooms.”In a naive, immature and childish way, he thought he could do something about it, he could make a nuisance of himself by targeting people in America and that would somehow get them to change US policy as a result of what he was doing from his bedroom.”He said the defendant never meant to “harm and traumatise people on an individual basis”.He added: “When members of the families were brought into it, he did not think through the consequences. The thought seems to have been ‘I want to grab attention of the US government and getting the families involved is some way that will grab attention even more’.”Mr Harbage argued for a suspended sentence, saying Gamble was due to sit GCSEs in June and hoped to read computer studies at university and pursue a “useful” career.Gamble, of Linford Crescent, Coalville, had pleaded guilty to eight charges of performing a function with intent to secure unauthorised access to computers and two charges of unauthorised modification of computer material.He made no reaction as he was sentenced but his mother wept in the well of the court. Former CIA Director John Brennan (L) and Kathy BrennanCredit:Getty Images North America The judge also ordered the seizure of Gamble’s computers. Autistic Gamble posed as CIA chief John Brennan to hack into top secret military files Gamble, who was aged 15 and 16 at the time, was supported by his mother when he appeared at the Old Bailey wearing a green hoodie, black trousers and Nike trainers.Prosecutor John Lloyd-Jones QC said aggravating features included the “invasion” of victims’ professional and private lives as well as their families.He said: “So many of the American witnesses attest to a drop in confidence in the use of portals, many of the agencies withdrawing their contributions, reducing the effectiveness in the wider law enforcement community in America.” Then CIA Director John Brennan (L) and Kathy Brennan attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 27th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton on November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. He left a disturbing voicemail message for Mr Johnson’s wife Susan DiMarco asking: “Hi spooky, am I scaring you?”Mr Giuliano’s passwords were reset and he and his family were bombarded with phone calls, resulting in them getting police protection.Gamble leaked some of the information he gathered using various websites including WikiLeaks.Mr Justice Haddon-Cave handed him a deterrent sentence of two years in youth detention.He said Gamble had “revelled” in the attacks, adding: “This was an extremely nasty campaign of politically motivated cyber terrorism.”The victims would have felt seriously violated.”Gamble had bragged at one point: “This is so serious I’m f***ing shaking.”This has to be the biggest hack ever.” Autistic Gamble posed as CIA chief John Brennan to hack into top secret military filesCredit:ed willcox Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A British teenager hacked into a US security chief’s home television and made the words “I own you” appear on screen, a court has heard. Kane Gamble, 18, rocked the US intelligence community when he blagged his way into top officials’ accounts in a campaign of “cyber terrorism”. He admitted targeting high-profile figures such as then-CIA chief John Brennan and his wife, and FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano from his family home on a Leicestershire housing estate.Between June 2015 and February 2016, he accessed email and phone accounts to get his hands on “extremely sensitive” documents on military and intelligence operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Old Bailey was told.He impersonated his victims and conned call centres at communications giants Comcast and Verizon into divulging confidential information.After targeting Mr Brennan and his wife Kathy, Gamble posted anonymously on Twitter saying: “@CIA set your game up homies. We own everything. £freepalestine £CWA.” read more