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Lady Maroons turn back Red Spikers

first_imgDAY6 is for everybody Alisa Buitre (left) and Isa Molde underscore the UP Lady Maroons solid blocking against the San Beda Red Spikers on their way to a three-set romp.University of the Philippines steadied a shaky start in the third set and frustrated San Beda, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20, to boost its Final Four bid in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre yesterday.The Lady Maroons fashioned out the victory in a little over an hour, with most of that time spent fighting off a letdown in the third set before completing the shutout.ADVERTISEMENT The Red Spikers dropped UP in a 3-8 hole in the third set, but Diana Carlos, Isa Molde and Justine Dorog provided the strong finish the Lady Maroons needed to seal the victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP Rising In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees UP thus notched its third straight win after dropping a five-setter to unbeaten group leader Adamson Lady Falcons (3-0).The victory tied UP with idle Arellano U at 3-1 as the Lady Maroons stayed in the hunt for one of the semifinal berths in the two-division tournament serving as the season-ending conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth teams will dispute that semifinal slot on Sept. 30.The Lady Maroons also virtually knocked the Red Spikers (2-2) off the race going into the last four playdates of the elimination round. LATEST STORIEScenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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120 Police ranks complete training aimed at improving efficiency of Force

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) now has a compliment of 120 newly-trained ranks who successfully completed the Station Management and Newly-Promoted Subordinate Officers, Drill Instructors, and Special Constable Initial Training Courses 2019.The newly trained ranks in a group photo with Deputy Commissioner Clifton Hicken and other senior Officers of the GPFThese courses were aimed at improving efficiency, encouraging best practices and improving leadership amongst subordinate officers.The ceremony was held under the theme, “Improving Police Professionalism through Effective Training and Mentorship”, at the Officers’ Training Centre, Camp Street.The Special Constable Initial Training Course commenced training on May 13 last with 61 participants while the other three courses commenced on June 3.The Station Management Course saw participation of 30 ranks and the Newly-Promoted Subordinate Officers Course saw 30 persons participating, while 19 participated in the Drill Instructors Course.The Station Management and Newly-Promoted Subordinate Officers Courses focused on community policing, crime mapping, risk management, operation order, and ethical behaviour in law enforcement, human rights and tourism policing.The Force’s Training Officer Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clifton Hicken, in his address, highlighted that if the Force is to achieve its objectives, such courses are necessary and will have to be continuous.He expressed optimism that by the end of the year, these courses can be added to all divisions and branches while noting his optimism that the force can see more positive relations stemming from this type of training from members of the public and GPF.It is expected that when the newly-trained ranks return to their individual responsibilities, they will reflect a new behavioural pattern in terms of Police interaction with members of the public, which is the objective of having such training courses, Hicken said.Deputy Commissioner Hicken further highlighted that as the environment demands a change of attitude, these courses are identified to develop the capacity of the GPF.He noted that although the courses were challenging, he was proud that all participants endured and completed them successfully.Meanwhile, Sergeant Davanand Roberts, who reported on the courses detail, encouraged the ranks to be proactive, maintain discipline, and also to also exercise humility, be courageous at all times and be reminded constantly of their Oath of Office and be so guided.The Drill Instructors Course, he said, was aimed at teaching the development of the basic skills in foot, arms, cane and pace and stick drills. The course was a challenging one and served to test the physical, mental and emotional strength of the participants.Sergeant Roberts noted too that during the Special Constables Course, ranks were exposed to the basic and essential principles of policing, practices and procedures, foot and arms drills, physical exercise, self-defence tactics and firearm training. They were also lectured on various topics including crime, traffic, domestic violence, human rights, first aid, anger management and English language. At the end of these courses, the ranks were tested and graded on their performances.They were also exposed to community outreaches where they ventured into various communities in Divisions A, B and C and had interaction with members of the public— all forming part of building trust and partnership.last_img read more

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74M not enough to cut refugee claim backlog internal documents

first_imgOTTAWA — The arms-length agency that processes refugee claims in Canada estimated it would need twice as much money as it will ultimately receive to significantly tackle a major backlog in asylum claims, caused in part from an influx of irregular migrants.Documents obtained under access-to-information law show the Immigration and Refugee Board drafted costing estimates in November 2017 showing it would need $140 million annually plus an additional $40 million in one-time costs to finalize 36,000 extra refugee cases every year.That’s how many cases the board would need to complete to cut the backlog and also meet the current intake of new asylum claims.The government ultimately earmarked $74 million to the IRB over two years in last year’s federal budget to address Canada’s refugee backlog, which currently stands at over 64,000.The IRB says in the documents the amount will not be enough to finalize the outstanding claims within two years and that a longer-term strategy is needed to tackle the problem.The documents also reveal employees processing the claims have raised concerns about heavy workloads, problems with their pay due to the Phoenix pay system and have pressed management about when the influx of claims will be considered a crisis.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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The Elders Welcome Myanmars New Civilian Government

first_imgThe Elders warmly welcome the assumption of office by Myanmar’s new civilian government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD), following its electoral success last year.The Chair of The Elders, Kofi Annan, said:“This is a landmark moment for the country.“We are heartened by the commitment of President U Htin Kyaw and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD leader and new Foreign Minister, to peace and reconciliation; we encourage the NLD to continue working with other national partners to sustain an inclusive political dialogue as the country moves forward.”The Elders also wish to acknowledge the contributions made by the outgoing Thein Sein government and the military authorities to ensuring a smooth transition.The Elders will continue to support the people of Myanmar; they look forward to engaging with the new government and other national stakeholders as they shape their democratic future.last_img read more

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