25 Cadets graduate from standard officers’ course

first_imgThirty-five ranks graduated from an Equitation Training Programme which was coordinated by the Deputy of the Guyana Police Force Mounted Branch, Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Rockwell Delph.The training, which was ongoing for a period of six weeks, comprised of twenty-six ranks from the GDF, one from Jamaica, three from Belize, two from Antigua, one from the Guyana Police Force and two from Guyana Prison Service.The graduation ceremony was held at the Police Sports Club Ground, Barrack Street, Eve-Leary.The graduating officers entertained the gathering with a thrilling display on horsesOfficer-in-Charge of the Force’s Communications Branch and who is also currently performing the functions of Second-in-Command “Operations”, Assistant Commissioner Edgar Thomas in delivering the feature address told the officers that equitation is a critical element of their career and that they must continue to maintain discipline and professionalism in the execution of their duties.Also present were Deputy Force Training Officer, Senior Superintendent Fizal Karimbaksh, Colonel Julius Skeete of the GDF as well as other senior and junior officers of the Joint Services.Assistant Superintendent Rockwell Delph who delivered the course’s report mentioned that while it was a lot of hard work, the cadets had lots of fun throughout the programme.The graduating officers entertained the gathering with a thrilling display of musical chairs, battle of the Mounties, late for work and buns race; all of which was done with the horses they trained with.Commanding Officer of the Colonel Ulric Pilgrim Officer Cadet School (CUPOCS), Major Harold Fraser presented a plaque to ASP Delph as an appreciation for facilitating the training.Delivering the vote of thanks was Cadet Officer Mohammed Khan of GDF who expressed gratitude to the Guyana Police Force and his seniors for allowing them to complete the specialised training which will certainly play a vital part in their military career.last_img read more

Champions Trophy 2017: ‘Control over emotions’ key in Indo-Pak clash, says Kedar Jadhav

first_imgWhile the cricket world has set eyes on a high-voltage India-Pakistan encounter in the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on June 4, Kedar Jadhav wants his team to treat the much awaited match just like any other game and keep their emotions aside.”As professional cricketers, we don’t involve our emotions. We need to play every game with the same amount of intensity,” Jadhav told the reporters.”It’s all about the crowd that creates this kind of environment. It’s good to have people coming to see the match when it is an India-Pakistan game.””But for us cricketers, it is always about treating every game with the same kind of intensity and treat every opponent with the same amount of respect,” he said.While Pakistan hold a 2-1 lead over their fierce rivals and neighbours in the Champions Trophy, it is India who have won 10 out of the 11 contests at the World Cup and World T20 tournaments between the two sides.India won the last Champions Trophy in 2013 and head into the marquee event as favourites after a hugely successful home season with 10 Test wins.The Men in Blue are number one in the Test rankings after series victories over New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia, and would hope to carry that form into the Champions Trophy.The 32-year-old, who joined the team late due to visa issue, has played only 15 ODIs so far in his career and thus his excitement to play his first ICC event is all but natural.”It is my first ICC trophy. I am more excited than others. It is a great feeling to playing in a tournament like that,” Jadhav said.advertisementlast_img read more

Jonquel Jones returns to WNBA Connecticut Sun

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#JonquelJonesWNBA#ConnecticutSun Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppConnecticut, May 9th 2017: Jonquel Jones is back in the WNBA with the Connecticut Sun, following a successful off-season in Korea.    She returned to the US, ending eight points on a 4-6 shooting night from the field and adding seven rebounds in the Sun’s 81-72 win over the Chicago Sky last Tuesday.In Korea, Jones took the Foreign Most Valuable Player award, Defensive Player of the Year award and was named “Best Five” in the league.     She received one vote in the 2016 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year tally to finish in a 5-way tie for fifth behind winner Jantel Lavender.    The Sun will open the season on May 13, hosting the Atlanta Dream.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Myanmar builds military bases in Rohingya homes mosques Amnesty

first_imgThis handout combination image of two satellite photographs released by Amnesty International and DigitalGlobe on 12 March, 2018 shows before and after images taken on 6 September, 2017 and 5 February, 2018 of new structures and helipads being built over agricultural fields in the village of Pa Da Kar Ywar Thit in Myanmar`s Rakhine State. Photo: AFPAfter driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar’s military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.A harsh security response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents on 25 Aug sent members of the mostly stateless minority fleeing to Bangladesh and saw more than 350 villages destroyed by fire in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state.An Amnesty report published on Monday echoed previous ones by saying the remains of some of those villages – and some buildings not previously damaged – had been bulldozed.As well as rapid housing and road construction in the area, at least three new security facilities were under construction, the global human rights group said. In one case, Rohingya villagers who had remained in Myanmar were forcibly evicted to make way for a base, it said.“What we are seeing in Rakhine State is a land grab by the military on a dramatic scale,” Tirana Hassan, Amnesty’s crisis response director, said in a statement. “New bases are being erected to house the very same security forces that have committed crimes against humanity against Rohingya.”At least four mosques that had not been wrecked by fire have been destroyed, or had their roofing or other materials removed, since late December, a time when significant conflict was not reported in the area, Amnesty said.In one Rohingya village, satellite imagery showed buildings for a new border police post appearing next to where a recently demolished mosque had stood.This handout combination image of two satellite photographs released by Amnesty International and DigitalGlobe on 12 March, 2018 shows before and after images taken on 25 October, 2017 and 27 February, 2018 of new structures and fencing built over the previously burnt village of Kan Kya in Myanmar`s Rakhine state. Photo: AFPSpokespeople for the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the military were not immediately available for comment. Myanmar officials have said villages were being bulldozed to make way for new homes for returning refugees.Myanmar has asked for “clear evidence” to support the conclusion of the United Nations and others that ethnic cleansing has taken place in Rakhine.Myanmar and Bangladesh reached a deal in November to repatriate those who fled. Myanmar has said temporary camps to house returnees are ready, but the process has yet to start.Amnesty said Myanmar’s “reshaping” of the region where the Rohingya lived appeared to be designed to accommodate more security forces and non-Rohingya villagers, and could deter refugees from agreeing to return.”Rohingya who fled death and destruction at the hands of the security forces are unlikely to find the prospect of living in close proximity to those same forces conducive to a safe return,” the group said, “especially given the continuing lack of accountability for human rights violations.”last_img