Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vigil bid his UAAP stint goodbye on Saturday with Growling Tigers falling short to Ateneo, 74-64.READ: Ateneo survives UST, inches closer to twice-to-beatFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentHe wound up with 14 points before fouling out with 1:52 left in the game as UST stumbled to a 3-11 card, its worst record in the Final Four era.Describing UAAP Season 79 as an “emotional whirlwind” for him, Vigil found the best time to pour out all of his pent-up emotions on in his final game as a Growling Tiger. EDITORS’ PICK View comments 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Late run fuels La Salle past FEU We are young Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 UST captain Louie Vigil. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith University of Santo Tomas ending its season on a whimper, Louie Vigil expressed discontent with how he finished his collegiate career.“Personally, syempre di ako kuntento kasi di kami nakapasok eh. Yun naman talaga ang goal ko kaya ako bumalik this season, para makabalik sa Final Four,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise “First half pa lang, parang kinakabahan na ako. Tinatanong ko ang sarili ko kung nagawa ko na ba ang lahat?Am I contented with this? There’s something in me na parang di ko nabigay lahat para sa UST community. There’s little bit of me din na sinasabi na tama na at nagawa ko na ang lahat,” he said.READ: Prized recruit Akomo brings hope to UST after forgettable seasonThough Vigil couldn’t hide his disappointment, he just hopes that this nightmarish season for the Growling Tigers can be a source of motivation for the holdovers next year.“Lagi kong sinasabi sa kanila na itanim nila sa puso’t isip nila yung nangyari ngayon para magkaroon sila ng extra fuel for them to be ready next year,” he said. “I’m confident na alam na nila ang dapat gawin, especially sa fourth kasi doon nagkakaroon ng lapses. Medyo minsan nakakadikit kami pero pag nag-run ang kalaban, sumusuko na. Sana may natutunan sila ngayong season na ito, di lang heartbreaks kundi learnings din.”“I’m rooting for them next year. They’ll be better next year, for sure, in terms of the standings.”ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes
Millions of children across the globe are not fully protected. Many of them deal with violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation, exclusion and/or discrimination every day. Such violations limit their chances of surviving, growing, developing and pursuing their dreams. We have seen a recent upsurge in the reports of child rape and other forms of abuse. The issue is that in most of these cases, relatives and guardians have reported that the acts have been perpetuated for some time. Many claimed to have knowledge of the alleged abuse only after the perpetrators have been nabbed. This is indefensible.One of the major concerns is the fact that, only after investigations have been launched into alleged acts of abuse, then it is revealed that a number of persons knew the child or children were at risk but did nothing to get help for the victims. This is out of order and an infringement of the Child Protection Laws. In Guyana, the agency tasked with this responsibility of protecting children from abuse, neglect, violence, and exploitationis the Childcare and Protection Agency (CCPA) which, over the years, has sought to lead the way in protecting the nation’s vulnerable and at-risk children.According to the Child Protection Act, if you know of a child being abused and do nothing about it you are liable. To avert this occurrence, the CPA will be looking to establish community watch groups. Just as in the case of domestic violence, persons are being encouraged to speak out against such atrocities.The Social Protection Ministry has revealed that child abuse reports in the country, at the end of October 2016, were at 3294 cases with neglect followed by sexual abuse as the leading forms of abuse; the final statistics for 2016 is still being tallied; however, these are startling figures.Inadequate parenting has been identified as a main contributory factor to child abuse and youth problems. The plan, according to the CCPA, is for the introduction of more capacity building and in-home services for parents.For this year, the Agency has planned a series of other initiatives which includes the provision of increased support and services for families to improve parenting role and to keep out of home care for children at a minimum, the fostering of community partnerships to keep children safe, and engaging in a higher level of public awareness to the plight of children who suffer abuse and to the work of the Agency, among other initiatives.For any of these initiatives to be successful, there must be greater collaboration. In fact, the Agency has called for strengthened relationships with NGOs and other organisations. They have also emphasised that everyone who comes in contact with children have a role to play in identifying children at risk, communicating these concerns and working collectively towards prompt corrective actions. Whatever the strategy, it is imperative that all stakeholders give their fullest support towards these and other initiatives. Child protection is a national issue and everyone must be involved if we are to be successful in building a comprehensive child protection system.Further, the Government also needs to ensure that the CCPA and other supporting agencies are equipped with the appropriate tools to carry out their mandate. They should also strive to ensure that there is adequate funding, and that the highest level of training is available in the field of childcare protection in Guyana.There is too much at risk for our nation’s children if stakeholders, communities and individuals do not act. All children have the right to protection. They have the right to survive, to be safe, to belong, to be heard, to receive adequate care and to grow up in a protective environment.
Overpayment of teachersThe Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) has lashed out at the Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) administration, particularly the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Five, Ovid Morrison, for the recent announcement made to withhold teachers’ salaries for the month of June, due to what they claimed is overpayments.General Secretary of the GTU, Coretta McDonald, told Guyana Times on Wednesday that the Union will not accept this move and will fight to ensure that this decision is reversed, as it not only places teachers in a bad light but it could affect their travel during the summer vacation.“This thing about holding teacher’s salary is out of the question and GTU is not going to accept that. One of the things I pointed out, if you want to implement a system, you can’t implement now for now,” McDonald said making reference to the sudden decision taken by the REO.The GTU official said this move is in direct contravention of International Labour Organisation (ILO) laws, pointing out that teachers would have worked for the month and deserve their salaries.“You should have notified the teachers from the beginning so that they would have been able to put systems in place. But you can’t now come and tell a teacher last week, that at the end of the month I am not going to be paid, because they are travelling overseas. Teachers have bills too.”McDonald blamed the accounting officers at the regional administration for the ongoing issue, stating that the buck stops with them, since they are the ones responsible for verifying payments.“What we know for sure is that the head teachers, they would send in to the Department of Education after school would have been reopened, a list of teachers who resumed duty and who did not. Teachers should not be made to suffer at your incompetence,” she stated.At the end of each month, teachers collect a pay sheet and would have to affix their signatures to that slip, which is then returned to the regional office. Morrison claimed that teachers are being overpaid in the region and some $80 million have been made in these overpayments.“One needs to be very careful, are you saying this overpayment is for teachers who left and went overseas, or is that some teachers were caught up in the mix of the fact that they would have dismissed or they walked off the job but they were still receiving salaries?” the GTU official questioned.She said there are other instances where teachers were dismissed but salaries are still being paid to those teachers and then there are other instances, where there are ghost teachers and salaries are being prepared for them.“As far as we are concerned, we are just hearing about this $80 million overpayment but there is no documentation that would have been presented to us to say these are the facts. So, we are saying to the REO get the facts, present it us, so we can see what you are talking about and more than that go check the teachers who would have been overpaid,” she added.In light of this issue, the GTU’s General Secretary suggested that the regional administration revert to the old system when teachers on contract would be asked to submit a guarantor if he or she wanted to leave the country or lodge a transport of a title.McDonald told Guyana Times, however, that the REO is only concerned about withholding teachers’ June salary and not July and August, which in her mind is extremely strange. “I am not seeing the logic of what is being said,” she stated.Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry, Vibert Welch, said there is no policy to withhold teacher’s salaries before or after the period outlined by the REO. However, the regional administration is maintaining that a regulation is in place to do so.Welch told a recent Public Accounts Committee meeting at the National Assembly that teachers who are proceeding on leave during the July-August school break will not see changes in their salaries.It is still not clear how the REO came up with the figure of $80 million in overpayments for teachers.
Ulinzi were away in Brazil for the World Military Games when they were due to play the two clubs and their coach, Benjamin Nyangweso said Tuesday the decision to re-schedule the affected fixtures had spurred his team’s title push.“We are delighted the clubs have agreed to play the two matches at a later date because the decision to deny us the points was unfair since we were on national duty and everyone knew that,” Nyangweso charged.“Due to the understanding, we are motivated to compete in this tough league and I offer my gratitude to Sofapaka and Chemelil. The league is very competitive and losing six points would have been a blow.”Having initially awarded three points a piece to Chemelil and Sofapaka, KPL sided with the club’s agreement and the relief in the military men ranks was manifested when they beat title rivals KCB 1-0 away last weekend on their league return.“It was a hard game and we expect more of those until the end of the season but beating a team of such quality as KCB shows we are capable of matching the best and we will compete until the end,” Nyangweso observed.On the Brazil experience where the team lost two and won one of their matches while pooled with Egypt (1-4), France (3-0) and Ecuador (0-1), the coach expressed, “The tournament gave the team more exposure and highlighted our weaknesses that we will work on.”Owing to the reversal of the decision to dock the team points, Ulinzi have two matches on hand against leaders Rangers but Nyangweso says this does not guarantee the advantage to his side.“I cannot say that will benefit us in any way since we are yet to play the games and we could lose both. What is important is for the team to keep its focus for all games since the team with the most consistent run will win the league.”Rangers lead the table on 33 points, tied with second placed Tusker with the military men and Gor Mahia three points adrift. KCB are a further point in arrears.Gor welcome Tusker at Nyayo National Stadium on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, August 2- Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions, Ulinzi Stars are out to seize the initiative handed to them after escaping a potentially daunting six-point deduction to mount their title charge in earnest.The titleholders, who are among the five teams perched on the congested peak of the KPL standings with only four points separating them, were initially docked points for missing their league encounters against Chemelil and Sofapaka.
CRAWFORD, Texas – Cindy Sheehan, the soldier’s mother who galvanized the anti-war movement, said Sunday that she plans to seek House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional seat unless she introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks. Sheehan said she will run against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 as an independent if Pelosi does not seek by July 23 to impeach Bush. That’s when Sheehan and her supporters are to arrive in Washington, D.C., after a 13-day caravan and walking tour starting next week from the group’s war protest site near Bush’s Crawford ranch. “Democrats and Americans feel betrayed by the Democratic leadership,” Sheehan told The Associated Press. “We hired them to bring an end to the war. I’m not too far from San Francisco, so it wouldn’t be too big of a move for me. I would give her a run for her money.” Messages left with Pelosi’s staff were not immediately returned. The White House declined to comment on Sheehan’s plans. She plans her official candidacy announcement Tuesday. Sunday wrapped up what is expected to be her final weekend at the 5-acre Crawford lot that she sold to California radio talk show host Bree Walker, who plans to keep it open to protesters. Sheehan announced in late May that she was leaving the anti-war movement. She said that she felt her efforts had been in vain and that she had endured smear tactics and hatred from the left, as well as the right. She said she wanted to change course. She first came to Crawford in August 2005 during a Bush vacation, demanding to talk to him about the war that killed her son Casey in 2004. She became the face of the anti-war movement during her 26-day roadside vigil, which was joined by thousands. But it also drew counter-protests by Bush supporters, many who said she was hurting troop morale. Sheehan, who has never held political office, recently said that she was leaving the Democratic Party because it “caved” in to the president. Last week, she announced her caravan to Washington, an undertaking she calls the “people’s accountability movement.” “I didn’t expect to be back so soon, but the focus is different than it was before,” Sheehan said Sunday. “Instead of talking and making accusations, we’re going into communities and talking to the people who’ve been hurt by the Bush regime. We’re finding out how we can help people.” Sheehan, who will turn 50 on Tuesday, said Bush should be impeached because she believes he misled the public about the reasons for going to war, violated the Geneva Convention by torturing detainees, and crossed the line by commuting the prison sentence of former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. She said other grounds for impeachment are the domestic spying program and the “inadequate and tragic” response to Hurricane Katrina. Libby was convicted of lying and obstructing justice in an investigation into the leak of a CIA officer’s identity. Sheehan said she hopes Pelosi files the articles of impeachment so Sheehan can move onto her next projects, including overseas trips for humanitarian work. But if not, Sheehan said she is ready to run for office. “I’m doing it to encourage other people to run against Congress members who aren’t doing their jobs, who are beholden to special interests,” Sheehan said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said it is unacceptable for Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to refuse to permit use of free travel passes on the Buncrana to Derry Bus Route, previously operated by Lough Swilly.The Lough Swilly bus is no more.The Donegal TD was reacting to news that McGonagle coaches of Buncrana were told by the Department of Social Protection that they would be given no subsidy in order to accept travel passes.Deputy McConalogue commented, “It is a ridiculous decision by the Department not to offer a subsidy to the new Buncrana-Derry route. We now have a number of qualifying pensioners with virtually worthless travel passes because of the Government’s refusal to pay the companies who have taken over the routes from Lough Swilly. “Pensioners depend on these local routes and the Buncrana to Derry route is of particular importance locally. With many of our pensioners having worked in Britain for a number of years and returning home in later life, the majority of their pensions are paid into banks in Derry.“The fact that the subsidy has not been offered to McGonagle’s has increased fears about the proposed review of the free travel pass. The review has created increased anxiety among older people in Donegal, who depend on it to go about their daily lives. It is an essential support which helps them live independently and any attempts to change or tamper with the travel pass will not be tolerated”.“The Minister must recognise what the loss of the free travel passes means to elderly passengers in Inishowen and an allowance has to be made”.GOVT MUST ALLOW FREE TRAVEL ON BUNCRANA-DERRY BUS ROUTE – McCONALOGUE was last modified: July 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy charlie mcconaloguedonegalLough swilly bus
This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing identifying the appropriate rationalization during the interview.When we rationalize with a subject, what we do is allow the subject to save face. We show understanding by realizing that sometimes good people make bad decisions because of outside pressures.But there’s a lot of different pressures that people can have in their life. It could be a financial pressure. It could be peer pressure. It could be that they made an impulsive decision when the opportunity was placed in front of them. Or maybe it’s because they’re a disgruntled employee.- Sponsor – When we allow the subject to transfer guilt to one of these areas, it’s important we do our research to make sure that we’re using the right rationalization. For example, if we continue to talk about a financial rationalization with a subject who has plenty of money and no financial needs, that subject is going to realize that we didn’t do a thorough investigation. That rationalization won’t work, and in turn, it’s going to encourage denials from the subject.So it’s important to make sure that not only we research the subject, but also the facts of the case to try to figure out what rationalization works best and is tailored to our subject.Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academic, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in law enforcement, loss prevention, security, asset protection, human resources, auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information.This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated April 26, 2018. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
chris cameron Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification “After many presentations on social networking around the World, I found myself getting the same questions all the time so I decided to share everything I learned in a series of 30 HD videos,” writes Le Meur on his personal blog. “They aren’t aimed at experts but rather anyone who would like to learn from scratch how to make the best from social networking and building their brand.”The video series itself serves as an example of how social media has transformed the way we market ourselves and our companies on the Web. Le Meur could have simply blogged these ideas in a few lengthy posts, but instead he’s being more interactive and providing a richer personal experience by creating a daily video series.Companies and professionals can do this too, so check out Le Meur’s video series for what should be a fun month of branding tips! Related Posts Tags:#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos With the ability to reach billions of people for the price of a few keystrokes and clicks, the Web has become the way many of us make our first impressions. These days, I might know a person from their blog or Twitter account before I ever know them in real-life. If they made poor personal branding choices, perhaps I’ll never want to actually meet them. Effectively constructing an online brand isn’t easy, but thankfully one of the experts in the subject, Loïc Le Meur, founder of Seesmic and LeWeb, is launching his own video series to help set the foundation.Each day for the next 30 days, Le Meur will be releasing a fresh quick personal branding tip on his YouTube channel and on iTunes as a podcast. In the premier episode, which was released today, Le Meur introduces the video series and discusses the importance of establishing a brand across the vast array of social networks. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit