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first_img Previous Article Next Article Police reforms are not strong enoughOn 29 Jan 2002 in Police, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Managementwithin the police forces has to improve if the Government’s reforms are todeliver a better serviceThereis a strong theme to the Government’s proposals for police reform – the serviceneeds to be much better managed. Sicknessrates in most forces are high. Average sick days lost per officer per year varyfrom 8.6 to 16.1. The public sector average is 10.2 and the private sector is7.2. If average sickness levels in every force were to be reduced by just twodays a year, that would be equivalent to recruiting an extra 1,200 officers. Nationally,almost a third of officers retire on ill-health grounds and, in one force, itis almost two- thirds. Police officers are more likely to be injured than manyother workers and it is only right that those hurt on duty should be properlyprovided for – but these figures are too high.TheGovernment response is a strategy that includes early health screening,fast-track diagnosis and moving officers to duties they can cope withphysically. Manyforces are already trying to implement what the Government is now proposing butare being constrained by legislation.Policeforces have no clear legal power to fund private medical treatment – as aresult there are officers off sick and on NHS waiting lists for many months. Insome cases, the condition of officers has deteriorated so much while waitingfor treatment, that they have retired onill-health grounds rather than beingtreated. Atpresent, the law says an officer who cannot perform the full duties of aconstable (such as chasing burglars across a roof and dealing with riots) mustbe ill-health retired, even if that officer’s actual job is to watch TVmonitors, or investigate fraud. This rule also applies to senior officers whosephysical duties are very similar to a manager in any other organisation.Furthermore,from day one, all officers are entitled by law to six months full sick pay andsix months half pay. Once on half pay, if an officer comes back to work forjust one day then they automatically become entitled to another six months onhalf pay. There is little a force can do to tackle persistent absentees –officers cannot be disciplined for poor attendance. Thereis nothing in the Government’s current proposals to remove any of these legalimpediments to effective absence management.Thepolice reforms also propose the adoption of more family-friendly policies aswell as greater investment in accommodation for staff to attract a broaderrange of people to the service. There are also suggestions for additionalincentives to reward particular effort. These are sensible proposals and onemay wonder why they are not happening anyway. Insome of the forces there is a positive approach, but not everywhere. The reasonfor this is because too many police managers still see themselves more asindividuals who direct operations rather than managers or leaders of people andresources. The consequence of this is not only an historic lack of investmentin staff development and support, but also a lack of understanding surroundingthe role of performance management.TheGovernment needs to enable managers by removing the legal restrictions, but italso needs a strategy to increase the number of good quality managers in theservice. Thelaws that provide a shield behind which poor managers hide must go and forcesmust bring in more good managers from outside the service. There is no signthat the Government has recognised this need.Therelease of talent and resource that would result from the combined changes ofless regulation and better management would enable the police service toimprove performance considerably. If that was to happen, the Government’scontroversial and expensive plan to use civilian wardens would no longer benecessary.ByMike Campbell, HR consultant and former director of corporate support, City ofLondon Police Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


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first_imgRobert Pires tells Arsenal to buy Premier League star and rates Denis Suarez signing Spanish midfielder Suarez is yet to start a game for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)On Arsenal loanee Suarez, Pires added: ‘Arsenal are yet to see Suárez’s full potential and they should look to make the deal permanent as soon as possible.‘He was fantastic at Villarreal and I have full faith he will be able to replicate the same form he showed whilst at the Spanish club, if given the chance.‘He fits the mould of the type of player that Arsenal look for with our style of football. He’s excellent at dribbling, has superb vision and his overall technique is top class.‘He’s spent a lot of time working with [Andres] Iniesta which has improved his game massively and they’re very similar in their styles of play. Comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Aaron Wan-Bissaka has enjoyed an impressive season for Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)‘If Arsenal can sign him permanently, I think he can help Arsenal and Emery start to really secure continuous top-four positions again in the Premier League.‘He’s new to the Premier League and to the country so he’ll need time to settle in, but if he’s given the time then he’ll be an excellent signing for Arsenal.’One player Pires cannot see arriving through the doors at the Emirates is former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.The Chilean has endured a difficult year at Manchester United after leaving the Gunners last January and could leave the Red Devils at the end of the season.‘It would be very strange to see Arsenal sign Sanchez back in the summer,’ Pires said.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I don’t see how it makes sense for either Sanchez or Arsenal after how it ended. There’s no chance Sanchez will return to Arsenal.‘Sanchez isn’t playing his best football and he is on a lot of money at Manchester Utd which Arsenal are not willing to pay.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Sanchez won’t want to come running back to Arsenal with his tail between his legs after having a rough time elsewhere.‘He will have to hope he returns to form with a fresh chance under [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer at Manchester United.’MORE: Pedro insists Chelsea squad united after Maurizio Sarri makes example of Kepa Arrizabalaga Arsenal hero Robert Pires rates Denis Suarez highly (Picture: Getty)Robert Pires insists Arsenal should ‘definitely’ try to sign Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer and says Denis Suarez would be a valuable permanent addition to the squad.Spanish midfielder Suarez arrived at the Emirates during the January transfer window on a loan deal from Barcelona.The 25-year-old has only made five substitute appearances for Arsenal but Pires says his former club should look to wrap up a permanent deal ‘as soon as possible’.And the Gunners legend also believes Wan-Bissaka is a player worth targeting this summer, particularly with Hector Bellerin struggling with a serious injury.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal should definitely be looking to sign Wan-Bissaka in the summer transfer window,’ Pires told bwinsports.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s exactly the type of player that would suit the attacking full-back role that Arsenal like to play and he would definitely improve the team next season.‘[Hector] Bellerín will have a long road to recovery and Arsenal won’t be wanting to rush him back in too quickly.‘There’s also the chance that his injury will be a recurring one so they need to have another full-back of the same high quality and I think Wan-Bissaka is that player.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Feb 2019 4:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link752Shareslast_img read more


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first_img Criminal Justice Reform,  Press Release The Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force held its first meeting today to review the strengths and weaknesses of the current juvenile justice system and determine the next course of action for the group.“My thanks to the members of the Task Force for sharing their time and expertise to begin the process of designing a juvenile justice system that works for all Pennsylvania youth,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “I look forward to seeing the progress of the Task Force – what they learn, gather and share during this process.”Gov. Wolf, judicial and legislative leaders announced the Task Force in January as part of a larger effort in partnership with Pew Charitable Trust to deliver a report with data-driven findings and policy recommendations to strengthen Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system to leaders by Nov. 30.The bipartisan and interbranch Task Force members were selected for their expertise in various areas surrounding the juvenile justice system, including youth members who bring a unique perspective and experience to this timely topic.In addition to governor-appointed members, the Task Force is co-chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Tarah Toohill, and Rep. Mike Zabel. The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts appointed Judge Douglas Reichley, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas and Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, 5th Judicial District.In addition to developing the report to leaders, the Task Force will spend the next year assessing the state’s system, gathering diverse stakeholder input and determining how the state’s juvenile justice system can best align current practices for the most successful outcomes. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 05, 2020center_img Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Holds First Public Meetinglast_img read more


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first_imgCROSS PLAINS – A man was taken to Dearborn County Hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the foot Tuesday.Around 11:27 p.m., Jay Crist, 74, of Cross Plains, suffered a gunshot wound when he was cleaning a .22 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and it accidentally discharged, deputies said. The incident occurred at a residence in the 8000 block of S.R. 129.Crist was rushed to the hospital and authorities say his injuries are non-life threatening.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the Ripley County Medic, Rescue 69 and Friendship first responders.last_img read more


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first_imgChennai: All-round Chennai Super Kings (CSK) rode M.S. Dhoni’s brilliance to get back to the top of the table with a commanding 80-run victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) in a top-of-the-table Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.Asked to bat first, Dhoni first helped CSK recover from a slow start to post 179/4 with an unbeaten 22-ball 44.The World Cup winning, former India captain then not only used his spinners to perfection as they shared eight wickets among them, but effected two brilliant stumpings to skittle DC out for a paltry 99 in 16.2 overs. Imran Tahir starred for the hosts, returning figures of 4/12.With one game to go, CSK have 18 points from 13 matches while Delhi remain on 16 points from 13 outings.Chasing 180 for victory, DC were in the game till the time Shikhar Dhawan (19) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (44; 31b; 4×4; 1×6) were at the crease. The pair stitched together a 48-run stand for the second wicket.But once Harbhajan Singh (1/28) castled the World Cup-bound India opener just before the end of Powerplay, and in the next over, Tahir saw the back of Rishabh Pant (5), it was all over for DC as they lost wickets in a hurry.Dhoni showed exceptional reflex even at the age of 37 to effect two stumpings which cost the wickets of Iyer and Chris Morris, both off Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling. Jadeja was excellent with the ball too, with figures of 3/9 in his three overs.Earlier, Suresh Raina struck a half century but it was Dhoni who helped CSK post a competitive total on a wicket that wasn’t easy for batting.Chennai recovered from 53/1 at the halfway stage as Dhoni hit four fours and three sixes to extend his rich form with the bat. Jadeja’s quickfire 25 off 10 deliveries also helped as Delhi missed pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada, who was rested, in the death overs.The visitors leaked 77 runs in the final five overs after Raina (59; 37b; 8×4;1×6) was dismissed in the 15th over.In that period, Dhoni first combined with Jadeja for a 43-run partnership as both were promoted up the order, to then join hands with Ambati Rayudu for a 34-run unbroken stand for the fifth wicket.Dhoni continued his love affair with last overs, smashing Trent Boult for two sixes off the last two balls and a four earlier as the New Zealana pacer conceded 21 runs.The defending champions could manage only 27/1 in the Powerplay overs after losing Shane Watson for a duck, with J Suchith (2/28), playing his first game, accounting for his wicket.Raina and Du Plessis then associated for a 83 run partnership but consumed 61 balls before Du Plessis was dismissed by Axar Patel, with Shikhar Dhawan taking the catch at long off.Raina, who brought up his 37th IPL fifty in 34 balls, was removed by Suchith after Dhawan took a brilliant catch off balance but once Dhoni was in the middle, and Jadeja hit a few lusty blows, Chennai ensured their stuttering start made no difference.Brief scores: Chennai Super Kings: 179/4 (Suresh Raina 59, MS Dhoni 44 not out; J Suchith 2/28) vs Delhi Capitals: 99 all out in 16.2 overs (Shreyas Iyer 44; Imran Tahir 4/12, Ravindra Jadeja 3/9, Harbhajan Singh 1/28). (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more


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first_img26 April 2012Team Bonitas, one of South Africa’s leading professional men’s road cycling teams, arrived back home on Wednesday after a successful six-week stint in Europe where the team not only held its own, but excelled, against some of the world’s best riders in demanding races and cold conditions.In keeping with the 2012 progression plan as set by Team Bonitas owner Malcolm Lange and team manager Barry Austin, the team sacrificed its usual early season domestic success in South Africa’s short, fast summer races in order to put in the appropriate preparation for a first ever European racing campaign.It was a big-picture plan that had the full backing of all of the team’s sponsors, who had become accustomed to South African podium-topping success during the first quarter over the past three years. However, it was somewhat of a risk considering the relatively low success rate of South African teams racing in Europe in the past. But it was a well-thought out plan and it paid immediate dividends.Two six-week stintsThe 2012 Team Bonitas European campaign comprises two six-week stints, the first in March and April and the second in July and August. Racing began in Portugal at the four-day Volta a Alentejo stage race from 22-25 March and immediately the South African team made an impact.Darren Lill won the King of the Mountains title in a hard-fought battle over the four days, while Tyler Day showed his ability to hold his own in an international sprint when he claimed third place on stage three.Next up was the two-day Volta as Terras de Santa Maria on 30 and 31 March, also in Portugal. Team Bonitas sprinter Herman Fouche got the team off to the perfect start by winning the opening 141km stage and claiming the race leader’s jersey. During the same stage, Lill claimed the King of the Mountains leader’s jersey.Second titleThe team lost Fouche’s leader’s jersey after the following stage, a team time trial (they didn’t have the benefit of time trial bikes like the European teams did) but Lill managed to retain his King of the Mountains competition lead and claimed his second climber’s title in as many races.Jason Bakke featured at the sharp end of the final 60km stage in the finale, claiming third place, to help Team Bonitas complete a successful stint in Portugal.The team then left Portugal for Spain where the competition went up a notch in terms of race grading. The Klasika Primavera Amorebieta was a 171km one-day race graded 1.1 by the UCI. Day spent a large part of the race in a breakaway, which was caught, but Lill managed a top-15 spot to be the top finisher for Team Bonitas.Biggest challengeWith morale high and all riders mended from illness or injury, the Castilla y Leon three-stage, 2.1-graded race, presented the team’s biggest challenge. Besides snow in the mountains, the climbs were long and the competition fierce.The first two stages saw Team Bonitas riders adjusting in one of the biggest races of their lives. However, by the final stage they’d adapted to the pace and depth of the talent around them.Johann Rabie and Lill showed pluck and got themselves into a 10-rider break. On the second major climb, Rabie was dropped, but Lill stayed with the leading group until the final kilometres where a puncture ended his hopes of a high stage finish.Lill was again in the action at the team’s final race, the 1.1-graded 190km Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioj in Spain. He was joined by Fouche and Bakke in a mid-race move that saw a group of 25 move off the front. Only Lill was able to stay with the front riders though, as the bunch split under pressure on the final climbs and ended up in very respectable 13th place.Experienced team manager Barry Austin was instrumental in getting the appropriate support structure in place for the riders, an essential element that’s often overlooked when South Africans compete in Europe.Not surprisedHe says he wasn’t that surprised by the team’s success: “We carefully chose a programme that would suit our riders and style of racing, and slowly brought them into bigger and bigger races. I think what was ‘surprising’ to many, was the way they pulled together and relished the challenge in Europe.“We focussed on being a team on the bike. After every race and many team-training sessions, we went over what we didn’t do that was team orientated. Humans tend to self-preserve and in cycling you must learn that the only path to self-preservation is if you preserve your team first,” explained Austin.In Austin’s opinion, the riders adjusted quickly to the different conditions, which didn’t only mean adapting to the cold weather.“Yes, the weather was a big adjustment as a good day in April in Europe was like July in South Africa. But I think the biggest adjustment was not the speed of the race, but the holding of a position in a bunch and seeing how hard so many riders fight to be at the front.“Then, when entering into the races with the ProTour teams, understanding that the initial break will be made under great pressure and split decisions; and the same in the finale.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


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first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary PBA IMAGESBlackwater took the last quarterfinals spot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup after turning back Globalport, 118-107, Sunday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.The Elite remained at the eighth spot with a 5-5 record to clinch the last playoff seat while the Batang Pier dipped to 3-7.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Golovkin and Alvarez deliver classic middleweight fight Blackwater had a 21-point lead, 90-69, at the 3:07 mark of the third quarter after Mac Belo converted on a jumper and that was essentially the Elite’s foundation until the final buzzer.Henry Walker finished with a five-by-five to lead the Elite with 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five steals, and five blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAllein Maliksi had 22 points and Roi Sumang put up 21 points to provide the scoring punch for Blackwater.Murphy Holloway had a 20-20 game with 28 points and 23 rebounds to lead the Batang Pier. View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more


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first_imgAdam and Kane are doing a fantastic job from the tournament control box (the ‘fishbowl’) and they gladly offer their interesting spin on the events of day two at the 2004 National 18 Years Championships… Comments from Adam & Kane The Big Fish have been working tirelessly to bring you the truth about the `Joeygate’ scandal which saw Joe Williams fall from the stage during the AUSTOUCH launch yesterday. Although we can’t confirm it at this stage, we have uncovered an allegation that Benji Marshall, fellow rising NRL star, had in fact told Joey that he could move his chair back further than he could. In an attempt to move his chair so that he could selflessly offer his support to the youngsters behind him, Joey asked Benji for some assistance in gauging the distance he could move before falling. Benji, at his practical joke best, seized the opportunity to send his mate plummeting to the ground! When asked if this was the case, Joe declined to accuse his friend of such a heinous crime but said he would be looking into it. We here at the fishbowl have received some video footage of the event and will be in the editing suite all night in an effort to uncover the truth. Rest assured that the slow motion replays will definitely be used to uncover the truth. In other news there have been some great games on field 1 today with ACT & SQBD Sharks leading the way with a `ding dong’ battle ending in a 4 all draw. Sharks #11, James Doolah showed dynamic skills, not only in his touch ability but also the beard growing stakes. He has a beard that a Yeti would be proud to own. We are sure that we could actually see it growing as the game progressed. If it continues to grow at this rate, don’t be surprised to see it braided before the end of the week. On the subject of braids, we here in the fishbowl are alarmed at the number of `Bali Bead’ style braids we are witnessing on the touch fields of sunny Coffs Harbour. We know its semi tropical and that it has the feel of a Bali holiday but the frightening factor is that more braids are being seen in the Boy’s division than the Girls! What’s doing there boy’s? What ever happened to the Skinhead, The Mullet? Real Men’s hairstyles. We are also alarmed at the number of `rough & ready’ styles worn by many of our young men. It seems that the youth of today are becoming lazy and just leaving the `bed hair’ effect to be worn all day. The surprising thing about this is that it takes a frightful amount of `product’ to achieve this lived in look. In the coming days, the fishbowl will be naming names and pin pointing the bad hair culprits! That’s all from Adam & Kane! “See ya when we’re lookin at ya!”last_img

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first_imgSwimmers including Stephanie Rice, Nick D’Arcy, Kenrick Monk, Bronte Barratt and Meagen Nay took to the Touch Football field for a bit of fun at Colley Reserve in Glenelg. The following story was published in Friday’s Adelaide Advertiser. Olympic Swimmer Stephanie Rice Proves A Dab Hand At Touch Football Too Stephanie Rice’s talent isn’t just limited to the pool. The glamour girl proved she’s got flair with the ball as well, showing off her skills in a game of touch footy with her teammates at Colley Reserve in Glenelg yesterday.With a record 10 swimmers from the Queensland-based St Peters Western club making the Australian Olympic team, head coach Michael Bohl organised the workout as a bit of fun after a successful week.”The meet is really finished for all our guys, so we thought we’d go down to the park and have a bit of a touch footy game and have some lunch,” Bohl said.The coach, who included a touch footy session every week until December, said the triple Olympic champion had grown into the sport.”Steph Rice, she’s probably the most improved, I reckon. She started out a bit of a gumby but she’s really got a liking for it,” Bohl said.”She is always down there mixing it with the best of them.”The crew were having such a good time, a few swimmers from different squads wandered down to join in.Bohl said some in particular had shown a bit of ability on the park.”Bronte Barratt’s got a lot of speed … and Meagen Nay is very good as well. She’s played a bit of it before and holds her own with the boys,” he said.”Ned McKendry has got a bit of talent, he’s a really fast runner … You’ve got to watch Nick D’Arcy, he gets a bit toey when he plays touch footy.”To view a photo gallery of the game, please click on the link below:http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/gallery/gallery-e6freye9-1226307339188?page=9 The swimmers aren’t the only ones that have been enjoying Touch Football, with former Miss Universe Australia, Rachael Finch, helping her Touch Football team to grand final victory in Sydney recently. “Thank you for all the good luck messages for our game today, we won our grand final 5-3! Tough game. Sore knee. So happy!!!” Finch said on Twitter. To read a story on Finch’s Touch Football team in Sydney Confidential earlier this month, please click on the link below:http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspxlast_img read more


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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Marcelino: Will sacking me make a difference?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino was relieved to overcome Huesca.Marcelino went into the game under pressure.”Is it always the coach’s problem at Valencia in recent years?” he asked reporters, in what could be perceived as a challenge to their line of questioning.”The change of coach always changed things on the pitch?”The club will make the decisions it deems appropriate if it considers that the work of the coaching staff is not adequate, and we will accept it.”We are the same in victory and defeat, the team is not broken, it may have doubts, but it isn’t broken.”The reaction of wanting to keep going until after the ninety minutes is what it is.”If you decide to dispense with the coaching staff you should not differentiate because of a goal in injury time or not.” last_img read more


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