Champions League spots up for grabs

first_imgArsenal need to beat Sunderland at the Emirates tonight if they’re to keep their Champions league qualification hopes alive.The Gunners kick off at 7.45 while at 8 Manchester City welcome West Brom knowing if they better Arsenal’s result they will clinch their spot in the Champions league next season.City Manager Pep Guardiola says he expects a difficult match – despite West Brom having nothing left to play for.last_img

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Search still on for SA pair in Yemen

first_img7 June 2013 The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says it is not giving up on efforts to find and secure the release of two South Africans held captive in Yemen. Amid fresh media reports that the two are being held by al-Qaeda, the department said on Friday that South Africa’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia was still in daily meetings with Yemeni authorities to locate the couple and facilitate their release. The department said it was in touch with a law enforcement unit in Yemen, and that there had not been information to the effect that the two citizens had been kidnapped by representatives of a certain organisation. The pair, identified as Pierre and Yolande Korkie, were kidnapped in Yemen’s central province of Taiz two weeks ago by unknown gunmen in front of a hotel in the town of Howban, about 250km south of the capital Sanaa. They are said to have been involved in the development of the hotel, and were reportedly involved in a dispute between the developers and the landlord shortly before their abduction. Five people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping, although the whereabouts of the pair are still unknown. The department added that it was doing everything it could to provide consular services to the family, whom they kept informed on regular basis. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Police Manpower Audit coming says Dames

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 14, 2017 – Nassau – No more blame game when it comes to curtailing crime says the new Minister for National Security, Marvin Dames as he introduced the idea of civilians taking on jobs within the Police Force. A   week ago today, the Minister Dames met with the Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade in a session designed to hear of the short term strategies of the Police.  Minister Dames said he needed to hear from the lead Police officers, their plan for the abatement of crime.   The meeting unveiled what the nation is already seeing evidence of,  “a strategy-driven patrol initiative, where it will utilize existing and new technology to identify crime trends and shifting patterns on a sustained basis to direct its patrols.”   However, if this initiative falls short of its targets, Dames said other ideas will move in and one coming and certain move is a manpower audit.  “Our government has indicated that it will undertake a comprehensive manpower audit to determine the most effective establishment of the Royal Bahamas Police Force,” he said.  The Minister admitted that it is unclear what the Police Force needs to be fully outfitted with the team required but was more confident in his House of Assembly budget contribution when he said, “If we are going to deliver professional and uninterrupted policing services throughout our nation, we must first determine 1) whether we have the adequate numbers of officers to provide the service to our customers; and 2) if yes, then where are they and are they being utilized to perform the tasks that they have been mandated to perform.”  This consideration by the FNM Administration may mean more civilians working for the Force in areas where trained Police agents are not needed. #MagneticMediaNews#policemanpowerauditcoming Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #policemanpowerauditcoming Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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FE Warren AFB Inks Partnership Agreements with Local Agencies

first_imgRepresentatives from F.E. Warren Air Force Base, local government and Laramie County Community College on Tuesday formally agreed to a series of new partnerships that will expand recreational and educational opportunities for airmen and residents in southeastern Wyoming.The installation’s partnership with Laramie County Community College will bring academic offerings, such as automotive classes, to F.E. Warren. The arrangement will provide the college another facility for its growing programs, and allow airmen and local residents to attend evening automotive classes, reported the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.A separate initiative will allow reciprocal golf play for annual pass holders at Cheyenne’s public golf courses and the F.E. Warren golf course. That collaboration is expected to begin next spring.Airmen already have begun working on city cleanup projects with the parks and recreation department under the “Keep Cheyenne Clean” program.In a fourth initiative, the city and base will enhance ties between their youth sports leagues.The initial agreements are just the start of partnering efforts between F.E. Warren and its neighbors. “We’re just beginning to scratch the surface,” said Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen.Joe Schaffer, the community college’s president, echoed the mayor: “There’s some bigger projects out there we can undertake.”The initiatives, launched under the Air Force Community Partnership program, are expected to benefit all participants — helping the city attract additional users for its facilities and programs, the college expand its curriculum and the base offer new quality-of-life services to personnel. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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