Weekes calls for a multispectral approach towards fighting crime in Dominica.

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Inspector Claude Weekes. Photo credit: GIS NewsPolice Inspector Claude Weekes is calling for a multispectral approach towards fighting criminal activities in Dominica.While he admits that there are several areas of improvement which need to take place within the police force in fighting crime and the drug trade on the island, Mr. Weekes says it is also the responsibility of the communities to assist the police in addressing the problem holistically.He says some parents encourage the use and misuse of drugs when they are fully aware that some of their children are involved in the act.Weekes says the police are doing their best but it is the duty of all and sundry to assist the police in stamping out illicit drugs and crime in the countryWeekes is therefore recommending that a plan of action be put in place to address crime in Dominica.Police Inspector Claude Weekes was speaking at a recent seminar on crime and violence in Paix Bouche.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 11 Views   no discussions LocalNews Weekes calls for a multispectral approach towards fighting crime in Dominica. by: – July 13, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

Women’s soccer looks to recover Pac-12 win streak

first_imgAustin Paik | Daily TrojanThe No. 6 women’s soccer team (11-1-1) will be looking to add a pair of victories to their already impressive Pac-12 record when they head north to Washington to take on both Washington and Washington State tomorrow and Sunday respectively.Washington (9-4-2) is coming off a tough road loss to No. 1 Stanford, falling to the Cardinal 1-0.  Although the breakthrough for the Cardinal occurred in the 86th minute courtesy of redshirt junior Kyra Carusa, the Cardinal had been testing the Huskies’ back line all night.  Stanford led the Huskies in shots (26-7) and shots on target (11-3).  This could be good news for the Trojans as they have constantly outshot their opponents this season, averaging just under 19 shots a game while conceding 8.5 per game.  However the Huskies are not to be overlooked as they have an impressive record against ranked opposition this season, with their most impressive performance coming in a 1-0 home win against the then-No. 2 Florida Gators.  When playing ranked opposition, Washington comes prepared and plays hard even in defeat, losing 1-0 to both Stanford this past week and earlier to No. 18 Cal.  The Trojans must be wary of the Huskies as they look to add another signature win to their resume.The Trojans will then take on Washington State (7-5-2) who last played on Saturday, falling to Cal 2-0 on the road.  The Cougars went down early in the sixth minute and never were able to mount a comeback, conceding the second goal in the 72nd minute.  The scoreline is deceiving as the game was quite an even affair, with the Bears barely outshooting the Cougars 13-11. This statistic should be of interest to the Trojans as the Cougars were able to consistently penetrate the Bears’ defense and make the day tough for the Cal goalkeeper.The Cougars are led in offense by sophomore striker Morgan Weaver, who has 6 goals to her name this season and junior defender Maddy Haro, who has 4 goals and five assists.  The Trojans will have to be vigilant in marking these two attacking threats as they have proven to be dangerous throughout the entire season.The Trojans are continuing to score for fun this season, hitting the back of the net 25 times this season while only conceding 8 goals.  The Trojans will need to continue this blistering offensive pace if they want results in Washington this weekend, as the Huskies and Cougars have only given up 7 and 12 goals this season respectively.   In their last game against Colorado, the Trojans were able to start fast and take a 2-0 lead within the opening 20 minutes. Facing a pair of defenses this weekend that have conceded less than a goal per game, the Trojans will need to be smart in possession and in defense.  If they can achieve this, it would be another giant leap toward Pac-12 dominance, as they still trail Stanford and are level on points with No. 2 UCLA.  Bringing a pair of wins back to Los Angeles at the conclusion of this weekend will be of great benefit to the Trojans as they look to close out their undefeated Pac-12 season, with their toughest tests still to come in the form of Cal, UCLA and Stanford.last_img read more

Wellington Rec Rap: Dec. 10-16

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New Australia coach reflects on USA Gymnastics abuse scandal

first_imgAustralia’s women’s gymnastics coach Mihai Brestyan poses for a photo Monday, April 2, 2018, in the athletes village at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia. Brestyan is excited by the challenge ahead of him in transforming Australia into a gymnastics super power. Brestyan has previously worked with U.S. gymnast and Olympic medalist Aly Raisman. (AP Photo)GOLD COAST, Australia — Mihai Brestyan was shocked and angry when he discovered one his star athletes was among the victims in a sexual abuse scandal that plunged USA Gymnastics into crisis.Brestyan, a long-time coach of six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, is preparing Australia’s women’s team for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where he spoke about the scandal.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUSA Gymnastics removed its entire board of directors in January under pressure by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Raisman filed a lawsuit against both organizations, contending they allowed Nassar’s behavior to run unchecked.Speaking at the athletes village of the Commonwealth Games, which start Wednesday, Brestyan said he’s still upset because of the trauma the gymnasts had been subjected to. Raisman never discussed Nassar’s abuse with Brestyan or his wife Sylvia, who together own and run Brestyan’s Gymnastics in Burlington, Massachusetts.“It is incredible that no one knew … or if they knew, they didn’t speak out,” Brestyan said. “It makes me so very angry … (this) has happened to one of my athletes,” Brestyan said. “We are so happy that (Nassar) has been caught — but we are not happy that it took so long for him to be caught. He fooled all of us.”Brestyan said there were lessons for people involved in sports.“We need to keep working with our parents and our athletes to help them protect themselves and we need to protect each other,” he said. “But I also hope that we do not become paranoid … it is a sensitive subject but kids and parents, the coaches and administration must keep working together and soon as there is a sign, we must check it out.”Gymnastics Australia chief executive Kitty Chiller has confirmed a full-time child safety coordinator would be appointed to allow allegations of abuse to be independently reported and investigated.ADVERTISEMENT Chiller said the position, a shared resource between the national and the Victoria state federation, would be involved drafting policy, and educating the 600-plus clubs across the country on culture and providing resources. One of the measures will include athletes being chaperoned.Chiller said recommendations from a U.S. Congressional inquiry and findings from Australia’s own Royal Commission into Child Abuse were consulted to strengthen the federation’s position against child sex abuse.“After the Commonwealth Games, as a national body, we will release our Child Safe Commitment Strategy co-signed by all the states and territories to show that Gymnastics Australia and all our state bodies and territories are committed to making this our No. 1 priority,” Chiller said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. USA Gymnastics is reeling from the conviction of former national team doctor Larry Nassar, who will spend the rest of his life in prison on charges ranging from sexual molestation to possession of child pornography.More than 200 women, including Raisman and reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles, have come forward over the last 18 months to reveal they were victims of Nassar’s abuse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales PLAY LIST 02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Hassan Whiteside regrets comments leading to fine by Heat View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more