South Africa Police Force learns Mandarin

first_imgAt least 40 South African police officers graduated from their Chinese Language Classes in Cape Town this weekThe first South Africa Police Service Chinese training course opened on August 15.The exercise is jointly sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in South Africa and the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. The South African Chinese Community and Police Cooperation Center hosts the class, attended by a total of 18 students.last_img

Batesville Fire & Rescue adds two

first_imgBatesville, In. — Two new members of the Batesville Fire & Rescue team were sworn in Monday night at the Memorial Building.Lisa Jennings of Bright is the first female Firefighter/Paramedic in the history of the department. Since 2013 she has worked with Ripley County EMS and has been a member of the UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care Special Events Team. She is married with four children.After serving part-time for approximately three yours Donovan Imel is now full-time. Imel is a 2014 graduate of Waldron High School and has also worked with Ripley County EMS.last_img

Berget completes Cardiff move

first_img Solskjaer has already brought in midfielders Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli from Heerenveen and Molde respectively. Berget, who like Eikrem and Daehli shares an agent with Solskjaer, was out of contract with Molde in the summer and has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at Cardiff City Stadium. The 21-year-old has made just four appearances for the Red Devils this season, one of which came in the Community Shield win over Wigan. A move to Cardiff would allow the England cap to gain regular first-team action, but Solskjaer insisted, contrary to reports, that the player has not had a medical. ”You have to ask Manchester United,” said the Bluebirds boss. ”He is a Manchester United player. I cannot comment about players who are not Cardiff players. Nothing has been concluded. “I can confirm he has not had a medical for Cardiff. I can say that. I don’t know what he has done with other clubs but he has not had a medical with Cardiff.” Cardiff are also close to completing a deal for Wigan defender Ivan Ramis after having a bid accepted by the Sky Bet Championship club. Cardiff are currently bottom of the Premier League and, with survival the priority, Saturday’s trip to Bolton in the FA Cup may be a fixture Cardiff could do without. But Solskjaer wants his side to use the fourth-round tie as a means of generating momentum. He said: “Tomorrow is going to be an important game for the club. “It is vital to build momentum and confidence. I hear many people say it is a distraction but for me it is another chance to get to know the lads and for them to implement what we are trying to do. “The FA Cup was the biggest one-game occasion in football. I watched probably all of them. This is one final we really want to get to and this game is massive for us. “But we need fresh legs and energy, especially mental energy, we need to rotate as we have another game on Tuesday and then Saturday.” And the Norwegian has urged his players to believe they belong at the elite level. “Sometimes they need to get told they are better players than they think they are,” he said. “You cannot outperform your ego. So, they have got to start believing that they belong in the Premier League and that they should be playing against the Manchester Citys and the Manchester Uniteds.” Solskjaer said on Friday: “I’m delighted to welcome Jo to the club. He went through his medical last night and signed his contract this morning. “He’s a forward and a full Norwegian international and arrives on a very good deal for us. He knows the way I want to play, he’s a secondary frontman and is a very strong and intelligent footballer. He’ll do well for us.” The trio of Eikrem, Daehli and Berget may not be the big-name signings Cardiff fans would like to see, but Solskjaer has backed the trio to shine in English football. “We are talking about three full internationals I have brought in for a very cheap price compared to what they give us,” he said. “They are long-term value for money. “Of course they haven’t played in the Premier League but they are all full internationals and I know them because I have had them before. “I know their personalities.” Another man expected to complete a move to Cardiff is Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha. Press Association Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made his third Norwegian signing after Molde striker Jo Inge Berget completed his move to Cardiff for an undisclosed fee.last_img read more

Iheanacho’s Missed Chance against City Causes Buzz on Twitter

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeKelechi Iheanacho’s 87th minute missed chance on Monday night to level scores for Leicester City and put spanner into Manchester City’s ambition to retain the English Premier League title back-to-back has received backlash from angry Liverpool fans on social media.If Iheanacho had scored that begging chanced deep into the Premiership game at Etihad, the Citizens would have been trailing Liverpool on 93 points going into Sunday’s final round of matches rather than the edge of 95 points they enjoy now. But most of the fans who pilloried the former Manchester city forward for his tepid play that went wide off mark insinuated that Iheanacho may have done his former club the favour to enable them win the trophy.Iheanacho who moved from City in 2017, was put through clear on goal in the dying moments by Hamza Choudhury but he dragged his effort well wide of the post with just Ederson in goal for City to beat.He could have come back to haunt his former side but instead City go into the final round of fixtures ahead of Liverpool in the title race with that stunning 30-yard kick by Vincent Kompany.After that enthralling match, football fans – including those from Liverpool – flocked to social media to poke fun of Iheanacho.One Liverpool supporter, devastated by the last-gasp miss, joked on Twitter: “That must be Iheanacho’s best game for Man City.”Another social media user wrote: “Iheanacho should receive a Premier League medal after his shocking miss.”Another football fan said on Twitter: “Petition to investigate Iheanacho’s miss incoming.”But the teasing didn’t stop there, with plenty more fans taking to Twitter to voice either their frustration or delight depending on which camp they sit in.Longclaw (@somtozil) May 6, 2019 noted: “City selling Iheanacho for him to miss a sitter to help them win the league 2 years.”One Manchester United fan, Scott Banks (@Twatots) May 6, 2019 clearly pleased with the result, joked: “Iheanacho couldn’t bear the thought of listening to Liverpool supporters for the next 40 years either. Good lad.”“Someone needs to investigate that, Iheanacho didn’t want to score there,” another football fan alleged following the final whistle.Iheanacho’s miss allowed Pep Guardiola’s men to hold on to their crucial advantage and they will be confident of securing the Premier League title on Sunday.Man City is to travel to Brighton needing a win to defend their top-flight crown, while Liverpool host Wolves at Anfield in what should be a brilliant finale to the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Haitian Diaspora Group Wants Urgent End to Political Crisis

first_imgEVANSTON, Illinois (CMC) – A broad coalition of Haitian groups in the Haitian Diaspora wants an urgent resolution of the current political crisis in the country, saying that Haiti has “crumbled under the weight of this acute crisis”.The group known as the United Front of the Haitian Diaspora (UFHD), based in Evanston, Illinois, claimed in an emailed resolution to nationals on Sunday that “anarchy and stagnation prevail everywhere”.“President (Jovenel) Moise and his administration can no longer resolve the crisis without radical changes,” said UFHD, stating that its mission is “to mobilise Haitians living in the Diaspora, our children, our friends and allies to help Haiti develop”.“So, as much as we are constitutionalists, we think that the president has to come to term with that reality and be compassionate, and make his contribution to stability and end the carnage,” it added.UFHD claimed that Moise does not have the capacity to maintain a stable government to manage the affairs of the nation in the best interests of citizens for more than a year, adding that “that such a situation has led him to the successive nomination of prime ministers but yet powerless to obtain ratification at the level of Parliament, in spite of the fact that he has had a clear majority.”It also said that Moise has been incapable of addressing the root causes of the nation’s deteriorating social-political crisis and its acute economic collapse, and is “powerlessness of bringing together divergent forces within the society to find solutions in spite of his attempt to create various commissions that bore no results, such as the Etat Generaux, the Commission de Consultation, etc, and others.”UFHD noted that, since July 2018, there have been intensive demonstrations against the government to protest rising costs of living, taxes on fuel, “rampant or blatant corruption gone unpunished (the Petro Caribe dossier), and accusations of corruption levelled against the president and his entourage.”The group said such demonstrations and failure to address their roots causes have resulted into significant loss of lives, properties, and trade and business opportunities, and disruption of basic services, including access to schools by children.In addition to the failure of the executive branch, UFHD said the Legislature (Chamber of Deputies and the Senate) has shown its “inability to perform its basic functions,” including passing the budget, enacting legislation, voting to amend the constitution to achieve significant changes and sanctioning members for illegal acts.UFHD said the judiciary has also been “disappointing” for its failure to pursue corrupt members of the executive branch and representatives of the civil society accused of corruption or misappropriation of funds.Given that “a large majority of the population demands the unconditional resignation of the president,” among other things, the coalition proposed a consultative process, in the very short term, “aimed at coordinating our efforts with those of other movements with similar views as our own.”UFHD said the consultation will be aimed at reaching points of agreement on initiatives to address the current situation, to formulate a specific set of proposals and to inform the entire population about such immediate proposal to resolve the crisis.The group also called for the establishment of an Emergency Representative Management Council (Representative Council) composed of personalities and, in observance of the spirit of the constitution, headed by a reputable member of the Court of Cassation.UFHD said this council must include representatives from key sectors of the population, both inside and outside the country, who will take charge of administering the transition.In this transition, UFHD said President Moise must transfer power to the Council peacefully “and have the opportunity to legally respond to charges against him.”UFHD also wants the Acting Prime Minister to resign from his post “in order to allow a new, acting, appropriate Interim Prime Minister to manage the day-to-day affairs of the country in collaboration with the Representative Council.”In addition, the group wants the new Interim Prime Minister, in consultation with the Representative Council, to establish a Permanent Electoral Council (CEP) that will include members of the Diaspora.last_img read more

“Field Trip Friday”: Shipwreck Tours

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis In this week’s Field Trip Friday we climbed aboard the Lady Michigan and toured the many shipwrecks on Thunder Bay.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious New Parking Changes DowntownNext Local Residents are ‘Tasting the Difference’last_img

Capitals’ Tom Wilson leaves game with injury after taking big hit; Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves ejected

first_img Capitals’ Tom Wilson will not be disciplined for blindside hit on Devils’ Brett Seney Capitals winger Tom Wilson exited Tuesday’s matchup with the Golden Knights after taking a big hit from Ryan Reaves, who received a five minute game misconduct and was ejected for the play.A trainer helped Wilson off the ice after the hit in the second period and the Capitals later ruled him out for the rest of the game with an upper-body injury. Wilson recently returned from a 14-game suspension he received due to an illegal hit he delivered in the preseason. The suspension was originally supposed to be 20 games but an arbitrator reduced the punishment in mid-November.Wilson has committed his fair share of questionable hits in his six-year NHL career. No player has accrued more penalties than Wilson since he entered the league in 2013 and he has been suspended by the league multiple times for his conduct on the ice.  Related News Capitals’ Tom Wilson ejected for illegal check to the head on Devils’ Brett Seney The severity of Wilson’s injury is unclear.last_img read more

UI president wants new security plan before next Cy-Hawk football game

first_imgIOWA CITY — University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld tells the student newspaper he doesn’t want to play the Cy-Hawk football game again until there are some guidelines set down for security of the band and everyone involved.Harreld spoke with the Daily Iowan after some Hawkeye band members say they were assaulted following the September 14th game in Ames. “I’m not convinced at all that we should play this game again, here, there or anywhere and of course our athletes,” Harreld says.Harreld says he has reached out to Iowa State University President Wintersteen and University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook to ask them to discuss the issue. “I think all three of us need to sit down and have a series of conversations with our athletic directors, with our band directors, with our campus security and safety people and say ‘how do we ensure that something like what happened… eight days ago doesn’t happen again?’,” Harreld says.He says they need to discuss several things and have them written down. “How large should our security forces be, where should the van bus park, what tunnel should tunnel should we have a group of officers and security people protecting them. I think there’s a lot to document here,” Harreld says.It became a public issue after Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta released a statement the Monday after the game saying the University had been made aware of inappropriate actions toward members of the band and staff during the football game in Ames and they were investigating. Iowa State A-Director Jamie Pollard said the next day it was “tough to comment on this situation, because all we know is that Iowa issued a press release. I couldn’t tell you what happened, when it happened or where it happened. No one has been able to ascertain that information and provide it too us.”The athletic directors of both schools issued a joint statement Wednesday that said:” Unfortunately, both the Hawkeye and Cyclone marching bands have been the target of unacceptable behavior at football games in Iowa City and Ames in recent years. Some of the conduct directed at the students in our respective marching bands recently has been rude, vulgar, and in some cases, violent. We should all feel embarrassed when students in the bands don’t feel safe when performing at an away game.” The statement said both athletic departments are committed to doing whatever is necessary to improve the environment for visiting school marching bands in the future. Harrold told the Daily Iowan the schools need to address the issue and be sure it doesn’t happen again. “Something happened and it isn’t right and we can all do better,” Harreld says. “And I’m not just talking about in Ames — I am talking about in Iowa City too. it works both ways, we can all improve and we should take this opportunity to improve from it.” The University of Iowa said it had re-opened the investigation after the issue caught fire on social media and band members posted information on how they say they were attacked or injured in Ames.Harreld expressed concern that it appears his school was being criticized for pointing out the issue. “I’m a little frustrated right now that this happened not in Iowa City, not in Kinnick, it happened at another stadium. All the sudden now, it’s like victim blaming. All the sudden now, the University of Iowa is part of the issue because we start or stop the investigation,” Harreld says, “Please. We’re going to get to the bottom of this, we’re going to get through it all, and then we’re going to learn from it and move forward. If it means we’re not going to play again, we’re not going to play again.”Harreld told the Daily Iowan he believes they can work through this. He says it is part of the larger issue nationwide of fan behavior.last_img read more

Florida woman charged after falsely filing 119 voter registration forms

first_imgA Florida woman has been charged with filing false voter information after authorities say she altered and/or  turned in several voter applications.The Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office says employees flagged 119 voter registration forms after they found that the forms included incorrect information, including birth dates, Social Security numbers or driver’s license numbers.Lake County Sheriff’s officials say that during their investigation, they found that all of the falsified applications were handled by 63-year-old Cheryl A. Hall of the Florida First’s office in Winter Haven.Officials say Florida First assists with registering voters and that Hall who is a registered Republican, was assigned to collect applications and turn them in.  During that process, however, Hall purposely switched the party affiliations of some Democratic and non-party voters to the Republican party and possible forged some signatures without the knowledge of the voter.The Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays, told the Orlando Sentinel that some of the victims contacted the office to report that they received new voter registration cards reflecting the changes though they never filled out paperwork to make any changes.The office has since begun contacting other victims in the case. At least 10 people have decided to file formal complaints.Hall turned herself in to police on Thursday. She is now facing 10 felony counts of submission of false voter registration information.last_img read more

United ‘fishing’ in the Masia: sign cadet Marc Jurado

first_imgManchester United have signed Barcelona cadet Marc Jurado. In accordance Sport, the Catalan youth squad is not going to renew and can be a part of the English group leaving 1.5 million euros to Barça for coaching rights. Jury, who performs proper again, has been one in every of the gamers who has shone the most this season in the Cadet A of Barça. The participant entered La Masía in the Prebenjamín class 9 years in the past. The facet, pure of Can Rull, he most well-liked to proceed his profession away from Can Barça, as different Barça youth squads like Fran Mérida, Jordi Alba or Cesc, though these final two ended up returning. Sport ensures that the choice was communicated this week after a number of weeks of negotiation and that it has not sat effectively inside the membership. Barça put him on the desk to be in Juvenil B, an financial determine greater than what he has acquired to this point with which he meant to affix his identify to these of Pablo Páez ‘Gavi’ and Ilias renovations which are tied. Nonetheless, Jurado will strive his luck in the purple devils with a technology higher than his personal and may have the chance, if his efficiency is sweet, of being in the United department.last_img read more