New Commander pledges tactic to reduce crime in Berbice

first_imgNewly appointed Police Commander of Berbice – B Division – Clifton Hicken plans to implement strategies to further reduce crime in Berbice and to foster a better relationship between Police and the community.The Assistant Commissioner, who recently took up the new post, has already started to paint a different picture of the Police in Berbice, one which many have welcomed.Hicken, who has been at the helm of Berbice unit previously, on Friday said that one of his main focuses will be the establishment of a stronger and more productive operational policing strategy in his Division. In addition, training of Police Officers and greater involvement of the Community Police Groups will soon be implemented in the Division.“It is very important that members of the public have access to the leadership of the Division, because we can militate against anything that is escalated,” he toldAssistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken meeting with venders in the New Amsterdam Market on Fridaythe media on Friday.The Assistant Commissioner who also met with sections on the business community and persons in the market where he promised greater Police presence, adding that that under his watch there will be an open-door policy which will allows members of the public to have access to himself and senior officers. These include station sergeants.“I will be dealing with the youths for their development is critical to me,” the Commander said, even as he recounted his involvement in that community during a previous tour of duty. Meanwhile, Deputy Commander Superintendent Wayne Dehart, who has responsibility for operations, has noted that among the strategies to be improved on will be Police patrols in Angoys Avenue.Angoys Avenue is often referred to as a haven for criminals.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: SIDNEY PORTER WINS AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:Hi Everyone, Well we are just approaching probably the most memorable weekend in the history of the club.We have waited all year for this weekend to come around and it promises to be a weekend never to be forgotten. We have all the preparations in place to make the clubhouse the place to be all weekend. The marque will arrive on Thursday and we will be able to show the Ryder Cup on three large screens in the Ba rin the marque and if you want a quiet time to watch the action, we have a large screen situated in the Function Room upstairs.There is entertainment with “Bill and Friends Unplugged” in the Clubhouse on Friday night from 6pm.Then on Saturday we have the “Ards Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Group” in the Marque from 6pm to 8pm. The All Ireland Hurling final which promises to be another great game can be viewed in the clubhouse. The presentation of prizes takes place on Saturday night in the Marque from 10pm with live music by “Copperhead” to follow. This band played on my Captain’s night and they were excellent. Our chef Cathal will be in the Clubhouse all weekend, so no one should go hungry. We will have another bar set up in the marque.Anyone who has not signed up to play golf yet needs to do so as soon as possible as the time sheets for Saturday and Sunday are nearly full. The weather forecast is looking good. You can include your name on the timesheets by contacting Mary or Ruth in the clubhouse. There is Open Gents and Ladies Singles on the Friday, 4 person team event on the Saturday (shotgun Start 8.30am and 1pm) and three ball scramble on the Sunday (shotgun start 10.00am). There are great prizes on offer, so don’t miss out. I would like to thank our main sponsor, Vaughan “Smiley” Monroe. Their sponsorship has enabled us to put great package together to celebrate this weekend in style. I would particularly like to thank Nicola from Smiley Monroe whose attention to detail has been a great help in organising this event.I wish Paul the best of luck in his role as Captain of the European Ryder cup Team. We have always been extremely proud of Paul’s achievements to date and he has given us numerous memorable days in the clubhouse already with his exploits on the European Tour and the Ryder Cups. Regardless of the result we will still be very proud of what he has achieved come Sunday evening. It would be great if the European Team wins and we celebrate their victory with Paul and the Ryder Cup at some time in the future.Finally I would urge all members to come to the Clubhouse at some stage over the weekend and bring your friends along to take part in our festivities. Don’t be afraid to spread the word around to your friends and neighbours. There will be plenty of room for everyone. This is our moment and let’s try and make it an occasion never to be forgotten.Hard luck to Donegal on Sunday. It was a great game and they were just piped by a better team on the day. The team gave us great entertainment through the summer months.Results: Wednesday Open Single Stableford 17th September1st Sidney Porter 39pts2nd James Brogan 38pts botGross Donal Boyle 37pts 3rd Joe Terry 37pts botCat Neil Gallagher 37pts1st9 Roger Green 20pts2nd9 Fr S O’Flynn 24ptsCSS 36ptsSaturday 4BBB Stroke20th September1st Freddie Stewart/Tony Griffen 62botCSS N/ASunday Monthly Medal Stroke (Sept)21st September1st Brian Wallace 642nd Colin Higgs 653rd Gerry McGreevy 66CSS 67Competitions this coming week:The competitions are as follows:• Wednesday 24th September Open Singles Stableford• Friday 26th September Open Singles Ladies and Gents Competitions• Saturday 27th September 4 Person Team Event (Shotgun start 8.30am and 1pm0• Sunday 28th September 3 Ball Scramble (Shotgun start 10.00am)New Year’s Eve At The ClubhouseWe are pleased to announce that the very enjoyable New Year’s Eve Party held at the Clubhouse last year is again being organised. The Band, which by all accounts, “made the party” have again been booked. Food, although yet to be arranged, will be along the same lines as last year. The cost will again be €30 per person and numbers will be strictly limited to sixty people on a “first come” basis. No tickets will be issued, and bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Mary will be in charge of all bookings and as this will sell out very quickly I would advise those interested to contact her immediately and pay by card over the phone.As this is not priced as a fund raising exercise there will be no refund for those having booked but unable to attend.If however, you are unable to attend please contact Mary and you will be put in touch with someone on the waiting list willing to buy your ticket.Finally I would ask all past Captains who are hoping to attend the Past Captain’s competition and meal on Saturday 4th of October 2014 to make contact with Mary and Ruth in the clubhouse as soon as possible to put the arrangements in place for that day.GOLF NEWS: SIDNEY PORTER WINS AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: September 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Photo library: People 11

first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Northern Cape province:Willem Nkosi, a worker on apecan-nut farm in theVaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:The donkey cart has longbeen a traditional form oftransport for many ruralpeople. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker Philani Gumede tests a new batchof wine at the Orange RiverWine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Tourists at the Eye ofKuruman, the biggest naturalspring in the southernhemisphere. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batch ofwine at the Orange River Wine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batch ofwine at the Orange River Wine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batchof wine at the Orange RiverWine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Potchefstroom, North Westprovince: Students at theUniversity of North West. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Potchefstroom, North Westprovince: Students at theUniversity of North West. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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Ignore Bad Advice on Cold Calling

first_imgThere are a lot of people who are happy to offer you the advice that you should never cold call. Here is a list of the people whose bad advice on cold calling you should ignore:Anyone who profits from your adopting the belief that cold calling doesn’t work. These charlatans are putting their financial interests over your own. They are preying on your fears and weaknesses.Anyone who has never sold professionally. The person suggesting that you abandon the phone has never carried a bag or had to make a number; they do not have the requisite experience to give you this advice. They are simply parroting what they hear other people say without no personal knowledge.Anyone who tells you that cold calling did not work for them. The fact that the person offering this advice wasn’t good at cold calling does not mean that that is a universal experience. A lot of diets work for people who follow them but not for people who don’t. Do not allow yourself to be infected by other people’s beliefs or limitations.Anyone who gets paid to create content for companies that sell services to sales people and sales organizations. The fact that someone is a writer for a blog belonging to a company in the sales space is no evidence that they have the expertise or credibility to speak about cold calling. A writer isn’t a salesperson, sales manager, or sales leader. They don’t make cold calls.Anyone who sends emails offering you lead generation services and promising to build your funnel using email. The email that you received is this company’s exact approach. How effective was their approach when they used it to obtain your business?Confirmation bias is looking for information that supports what you believe and refusing to entertain information that conflicts with your beliefs. It can be dangerous. If something makes you uncomfortable, it usually means that it is an idea worth exploring further.last_img read more

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Hashflags, the new cool on Twitter for 2014 World Cup

first_imgHashflags are the new phenomenon on Twitter. A concept, appearing in its second avatar on the occasion of the football world cup in Brazil, has taken over fans on the popular social media platform.A hashflag allows football fans to display a country’s flag by simply putting a hashtag followed by a three-letter country code. The feature lets fans express the love for their team through an emoticon. #BRA, for instance, when mentioned in a tweet, will automatically put a Brazilian flag after #BRA in a tweet.Twitter has reintroduced its popular hashflags, allowing fans to display their countries flag by simply putting a hashtag followed by the three letter country code.Shakira, who sang ‘Waka Waka’, the official 2010 World Cup song, was among the first users of this popular feature. Twitter launched hashflags in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but it did not catch much attention.The Indian flag, sadly, does not have a hashflag yet because this feature is currently restricted to the 32 participating teams in the football world cup.Shakira, who sang Waka Waka, the official 2010 World Cup song, was among the first users of this popular feature.Clicking on the hashflag code in a tweet takes a user to the team’s official Twitter account, with the exception of Iran which has blocked Twitter. The team’s official Twitter account lists statistics and information of the team.This world cup, Twitter will be tallying all the tweets containing hashflags and unveil the “World Cup of Tweets”. The winner will be the country with the most number of hashflags tweeted.advertisementlast_img read more

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