Bar honors Rep. Kerner

first_imgBar honors Rep. Kerner REP. DAVE KERNER, D-Palm Springs, center, was recently recognized by Bar leaders for his ongoing advocacy for the preservation of the judicial branch as a co-equal branch of government and his help to adequately fund the judiciary. Also pictured is Bar President-elect Ramón Abadin, left, and President Greg Coleman, right. February 1, 2015 Regular Newslast_img read more

Chicks Lifting Spirits In Los Alamos: New Born Chicks

first_imgLifting spirits all over Los Alamos are day old and week old chicks. Chamisa Elementary School Middle Grades Resource Teacher Carol Bronisz said these chicks also will lift the spirits of her 3rd and 4th graders who will be watching them grow via video. Photo by Carol Broniszlast_img

Officers urged to incorporate modern technology in policing

first_img Tweet Share Share LocalNews Officers urged to incorporate modern technology in policing by: – December 13, 2013 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Barbadian, Gerald PhillipPolice officers in the Caribbean region must employ greater technological skills in the execution of their duties, facilitator of a four day syllabus orientation workshop for seventeen (17) law enforcement officers in Dominica has said. Barbadian, Gerald Phillip told the closing ceremony of the Regional Security System Police Recruit Syllabus orientation workshop number 3 of 2013, on Friday December 13, 2013, that the use of technology is crucial as criminals are well equipped with it.“Technology not just in delivery but in practice and policing in the region must assume greater technology and ICT must break some of those frontiers”.Eleven (11) Dominican police officers and six officers from the Royal St Lucia Police Force participated in the workshop. Phillip noted that it is “challenging to the deliver a syllabus” that does not have a “strong information technology component whilst the criminal forces out there have it at their disposal”. Eleven (11) Dominican police officers and six officers from the Royal St Lucia Police Force participated in the workshopHe stated that the delivery of police officers both at the RSS and individual police force levels are improved “to ensure that the academics deliver the type of training for the 21st century for a change in terms of the way we do policing”. He said it is time that the criticisms pertaining to the way police officers undertake their duty be a thing of the past. “We want to improve, not just the way we deliver instruction to our recruits but also to encourage them to think critically on their feet to address problems, analyze them and come up with solutions”.Throughout the region, he said, “there is a need to improve our delivery”. Phillip also pointed out that there is need for change in curriculum and standardization for police officers. Director of training and Assistant Commissioner of police at the RSS, Dominican Yvonne“The entire training process must be looked at again divorcing it from tradition and the weight that hold down tradition and encouraging the proliferation and indeed the compulsory delivery of technology,” he noted. Meanwhile, director of training and assistant commissioner of police at the RSS Dominican Yvonne Alexander said the police forces in the region cannot continue to utilize outdated technology and methodologies in their approach to training law enforcement personnel. “The Regional Security Systems continues to adapt to meet the ever changing needs of our member states, hence the establishment of the RSS with a mandate to build the capacity of our law enforcement personnel through the delivery of standardized high quality training”. She said in an effort the meet the needs of the member states, RSS has now transcended to provide other capacity training, one of the initiatives being the development of a syllabus for training of supervisors. “We have also moved into proving crime scene first responders training. All these training efforts are with a view to building the capacity of our security forces personnel, thus ensuring our ability to affect the issues of crime and security with greater levels of efficiency and effectiveness,” Alexander said.[nggallery id = 431]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Jay Jay Okocha to captain Nigeria in All Sixes tournament in London

first_imgFormer Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, will captain a Nigeria team to the inaugural Star Sixes football tournament to be staged at the O2 arena, London.Nigeria was on Friday drawn in Group B of the tournament, alongside Brazil, Italy and China.According to the organisers, the tournament will feature past football icons who represented their countries at major international tournaments.Also expected in the Nigeria team include the likes of Nwankwo Kanu, Victor Ikpeba, Emmanuel Amuneke and Yakubu Aiyegbeni.Aside from Nigeria, football powerhouses like Brazil, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Netherlands, France, England, Portugal, Australia including China will also compete in the inaugural 12-team event, which takes place from 13 to 16 July.Other football legends such as Steven Gerrard, Carles Puyol, Michael Ballack, Deco and Robert Pires will also be among the many stars unleashed on the competitive stage once again.The tournament’s official quotes the Pitch International Managing Director Jonathan Rogers as he reveals the objectives and vision of the Star Sixes tournament.“The long-term objective of Star Sixes is simple,” the Pitch International Managing Director Jonathan Rogers told the tournament website.“We intend it to become ingrained within the global football calendar as the premier event for international greats.“We envisage Star Sixes establishing its place in The O2 calendar in a similar way to the fantastic box office events such as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and NBA Global Games London also hosted at the venue”, he said.The Star Sixes GroupsGroup A: England, Spain, Mexico, ScotlandGroup B: Brazil, Italy, Nigeria, ChinaGroup C: Germany, France, Portugal, Denmarklast_img read more

Penalties a discipline, coaching issue

first_imgAUBURN — For a team that’s shown incredible composure in critical, late-game situations for the past two seasons, Auburn has been anything but poised in recent weeks.After being called for eight penalties for 76 yards against Samford, including three alone by cornerback Jonathon Mincy, the Tigers have been called for 36 penalties for 364 yards over the last four games, bringing their SEC-worst total to 76 fouls for 766 yards this season.“We haven’t been disciplined enough,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “That’s where it really starts. But you know what, at this point right now you put everything up to this point behind and you’re playing the Iron Bowl and we got to do a better job in the penalty area and I expect us to do that.”Auburn’s 69.64 penalty yards per game ranks 111th nationally, a stark contrast for a team who finished seventh in the SEC and 30th nationally with 40.6 penalty yards per game last season.Malzahn took the blame for the alarming number of flags thrown against his team.“The penalties, it starts with me,” he said. “I’ve got to do a better job of making our guys understand.”last_img read more