September 25

PRO-6 hires 62 non-uniformed personnel

first_imgThe oath-taking ceremony was administered by Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, Western Visayas police director, at Camp Delgado here on June 29.  All participants during the oath-taking observed mandatory wearing of facemask and physical distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019./PN NUPs are essential in the PRO-6’s delivery of quality service to communities, according to Pamuspusan. The NUPs will be doing office work mostly. They would be deployed in various police stations. “You have an important participation in the Philippine National Police. You are our partners to achieve our goals and uplift the morale of the police force,” he told the NUPs.center_img ILOILO City – Sixty-two non-uniform personnel (NUP) recently took their oath to serve the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6)   “We are hiring more civilian employees,” he announced. Pamuspusan said 95 percent of policemen would be doing field work for maximum visibility, thus the need for NUPs for office work.last_img read more

September 18

Newlands scandal born of leadership gulf – Ricky Ponting

first_imgRICKY Ponting has revealed his belief that the road leading Australia to the Newlands scandal had started years before when he became fearful of a decline in the level of senior experience around the national team, to adequately mentor younger players as to how to conduct themselves.Speaking to a fundraising dinner of almost 500 guests for the Chappell Foundation at the SCG on Tuesday night, Ponting said that he could see a link between the anxiety about leadership in the Australian team, that saw him play on for several years after he might easily have retired, and the eventual crisis in South Africa that saw Steven Smith and David Warner banned for a year while stripped of their leadership roles.Cameron Bancroft, a more junior member of the side, was suspended for nine months.Put simply, Ponting said, all well-rounded teams needed senior figures around them who have the ability to “say no” when questions of character, ethics or sharp practice are raised. This was conspicuously absent at the height of the Newlands scandal.“I was a bit worried that with a lot of the experience going out of our team at the same time, that there would be a bit of a void left with experienced players to be able to say ‘no’ basically,” Ponting said. “If I look at where things got at Cape Town I just don’t think there were enough people around that team to say ‘no’ to some of those guys.Things got completely out of control. That’s very much an outsider’s view on it. I had nothing to do with the team really until the last couple of years around some Twenty20 cricket and the World Cup last year.“I probably should have retired three or four years earlier than I did but I was really worried about where the direction of the Australian cricket team was going if I wasn’t around. And I wanted to be around to help Warner and Smith and Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle and Mitchell Johnson. I wanted to help them through that initial phase of their international careers because I knew it wasn’t going to be easy for them.”Had Ponting retired at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season when he gave up the captaincy to Michael Clarke, he would have finished with 152 Tests, 12 363 runs and an average of 53.51, with 39 centuries.As it was, he stayed on until midway the Test summer of 2012-13, adding two more hundreds and another nine Test match victories to take his career tally beyond 100.However, at the same time Ponting’s average was steadily eroded to 51.85 by the time of his last match in Perth against South Africa.“I was just a little bit worried with the void that was left on the experience side,” Ponting said. “Every great team that I played in, whether it be a club team or an Australian cricket team or a state team, there was always a lot of old hard heads around just to make sure when the younger guys came in that they understood what it meant to be playing for each of those teams. And if I had have retired … I was worried there wasn’t going to be enough people to point them in the right direction.”Working primarily as a commentator, Ponting kept a professional distance from the Australian side until he began to become involved in some T20 coaching from 2017 onwards, but his closeness to the set-up was greatly increased once his close friend Justin Langer became the senior coach in the wake of the Newlands scandal in 2018.“Having Justin around the national team now, I think we’ve already seen a bit of a change in behaviour and I think we’ve seen the public are really starting to enjoy and embrace the Australian cricket team again,” Ponting told the gathering. “Even looking at (Monday night), the way that David Warner spoke at the Australian Cricket Awards, winding the clock back 12 or 18 months, that wasn’t possible for him to do. I think he did a terrific job. And I think he’s slowly starting to gain a lot of the respect of the Australian public back again.”The Chappell Foundation, which collects funds for homeless youths, raised more than A$400 000 on the night, as Ponting and the foundation’s founder Greg Chappell also took guests on a guided tour of the Australian dressing-room. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

August 29

Bayern 1-3 Liverpool: Mane brace powers Reds to UCL last 8

first_imgTwo goals from Sadio Mane helped Liverpool beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the second successive season.Neither side created many clear opportunities on a wet night in Munich and both sets of players were guilty of giving away possession too easily and too often.However, the Reds carried more of a cutting edge and took the lead in the tie in the 26th minute when Mane displayed an exquisite touch to bring down Virgil van Dijk’s raking pass before firing into an empty net after Manuel Neuer had rushed from his goal.Bayern now needed at least two goals and pulled one back when Joel Matip turned into his own net from close range.However, the expectant waves of attack from the German champions never materialised after the break, and Van Dijk all but ensured Liverpool’s spot in the last eight when he powered home James Milner’s corner.Mane capped off an excellent display when he headed in his second six minutes from time. It was his 10th goal in the past 10 games.The match ended on a slight sour note for Liverpool when full-back Andrew Robertson picked up a yellow card in stoppage time which means he will be suspended for the first leg of their quarter-final.The Reds’ win means there will be four representatives from the Premier League in the last eight for the first time since 2009.Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Juventus, Ajax and Porto have all made Friday’s quarter finals draw.They will discover their quarter-final and potential semi-final opponents on Friday at 11:00 GMT.–Source: BBClast_img read more

August 28

Chelsea on verge of Premier League title after win at Leicester

first_imgSecond half goals from Didier Drogba, John Terry and Ramires saw Chelsea beat Leicester 3-1 and move to within touching distance of the Premier League title.Leicester enjoyed the better of the first half and were good value for their lead, which they seized in first half injury time when Marc Albrighton profited from a slip by Cesar Azplicueta to tuck into the bottom corner.Chelsea struck back less than three minutes into the second half through Didier Drogba, who swept into the bottom corner after Branislav Ivanovic picked him out.Drogba missed a sitter a minute later but Chelsea sneaked ahead 11 minutes from time when John Terry scored from close range after Kasper Schmeichel could only parry Gary Cahill’s header from a corner. Ramires put the icing on the cake with a fine finish on the run to leave Leicester only a point clear of the bottom three.Chelsea, meanwhile, host Crystal Palace on Sunday knowing that three points will bring them the title.–last_img read more