Sitting between Senegal and Guinea on Africa’s west coast, Guinea-Bissau has struggled with volatility for years. It has seen multiple coup attempts since independence from Portugal in 1973 Guinea Bissau youths face unemployment It had been hoped that the March 10 vote would draw a line under a crisis that erupted in August 2015 when President Vaz sacked Mr Pereira, his then prime minister.The vote saw the PAIGC and its allies control 54 of parliament’s 102 seats but lawmakers proposed Pereira, the party leader, as prime minister, a move rejected by Mr Vaz. Mr Vaz’s five-year rule as President ends on Sunday. President Vaz had so far refused to name his estranged deputy Domingos Simoes Pereira prime minister in the tiny West African country. The Economic Community of West African States on Thursday gave Guinea Bissau a weekend deadline to name a prime minister or face sanctions. The ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) then proposed Gomes as its candidate for premier. “Mr Aristide Gomes is named prime minister,” a presidential decree said, adding that Mr Gomes would be appointed on Saturday. Related Aliou Cisse appointed Senegal Coach Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz on Saturday appointed Aristide Gomes as prime minister, ending a political deadlock that dragged on since legislative elections in May. Guinea-Bissau court upholds PM nomination
[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Pinggol jins win 15 medals in reg’l taekwondo ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading] [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]ATHLETES from the stable of Mark V. Pinggol brought home 15 medals during the 2017 Regional CPJ Taekwondo tournament at the PAREF-Westbridge School covered gym in Iloilo City.Mostly coming from Ateneo de Iloilo, the jins stamped class in the boys’ and girls’ kyorugi on Dec. 10, capturing 13 gold and two silver medals.Winning gold medals in girls’ kyorugi were Mary Wen Rivera, Angela Joy Marie Bermejo, Lyme Tanaka, Sophia Grace Go, Samantha Gayle Go, Sheine Nicole de Asis, Elysa Nicole Magno, Akimeh Demavivas, and Joanne Ja Samson.Capturing gold medals in boys’ kyorugi events were Jed Pyro Muyong, Josh Carl Macahilig, Aiken Emanual Avaricio, and Christian Pudadera. Bagging silver were Neilin Jo Samson and Ameila Carla Victoria.“As a coach, I am glad because all of the 15 athletes who joined won medals,” Pinggol told Panay News. “Our players will surely do everything to improve their performance further in our next events.”Melcris Abas Villarin, Diego Garcia and Christer John Gersanib also served as coaches./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
Only Wartinbee and Peck submitted statements with their applications, Wartinbee describing his previous run against Knopp for the seat in 2015 and his career as a biology researcher and professor. Peck moved to the Kenai Peninsula just four years ago after working in Unalaska and Montana as an energy CEO and consultant. He also served two terms as a member of the Unalaska City Council. Few details were immediately available on the other candidates. Wilson submitted his paperwork just hours before the 5pm deadline on Thursday, becoming the eight name on the list. The others were: David Wartinbee, Brent Hibbert, Dan Castimore, Breena Walters, Derrick Medina, Rick Koch, and Dick Peck. Dan Castimore is the K Beach member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board and the City of Kenai’s IT Director. Rick Koch recently announced his retirement as Kenai’s long-time City Manager and ran unsuccessfully against Knopp in the District 30 Republican Primary last August. Matt Wilson has been the General Manager of the KSRM Radio Group since 2008. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享One final applicant, Matthew Wilson, has joined the list of K-Beach residents hoping to replace outgoing Borough Assemblyman Gary Knopp. Knopp’s last meeting will be January 3, when the Assembly will vote on Knopp’s successor. The successful applicant will be sworn in at that meeting and will assume office at 12:00 am on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
(Photos by Dan Young)By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMADISON — The Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team finally met its match.After cruising through the regular season and the playoffs undefeated, the Rockets could not keep up with the high-powered Amherst offense and dropped a 42-0 decision in the WIAA Division 5 state championship game Thursday at Camp Randall Stadium.Amherst (14-0) scored on its first six possessions as senior quarterback Garrett Groshek, the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association State Offensive Player of the Year, seemingly did whatever he wanted to the Rockets’ defense.Groshek had touchdown runs of 29 and 78 yards in the first quarter — the first points Spencer/Columbus had allowed in the opening quarter all season — and threw a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter to put the Falcons up 28-0.Groshek added two more passing TDs in the third quarter to push the lead to 42-0. He finished with 161 yards rushing on just 12 carries and was 11 of 14 passing for 172 yards. The four touchdown passes tied a state finals record that Groshek now shares with Robert Evans of Franklin (2006) and Dan Schneider of West Salem (2007).Spencer Columbus linebacker Elijah Welsh hits Amherst running back Brandon Piotrowski. (Dan Young photo)“I’m extremely proud of them,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said regarding his team. “They are a fine group of young men, tremendous, tremendous kids. It didn’t go the way we wanted it to, but I couldn’t be more proud of them.”Spencer/Columbus (13-1) had its opportunities as well in the first half, but could not cash in.The Rockets reached the Amherst 48 on the opening possession of the game before having to punt and again got to midfield after picking up two first downs the next time they had the ball before stalling.After Amherst went up 21-0 on a 12-yard TD pass from Groshek to Amaziah McCall 2:11 into the second quarter, Spencer/Columbus’ Hunter Luepke returned the kickoff 65 yards to the Falcons’ 4. Luepke ran the ball four-straight times, fumbling into the end zone on the final attempt with Amherst recovering.The Falcons went 80 yards in 10 plays to score again, this time on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Groshek to Joshua Cisewski.The Rockets responded with their best drive of the game, going 65 yards in 15 plays. The drive reached the Amherst 11 before two incomplete passes by Calvin Lenz, and an interception on fourth down, the final play of the half, ended it.“It was just hard to see,” senior tight end/defensive end Ryan Busse said. “We weren’t able to connect and work together tonight. Things just didn’t go our way, and that’s kind of hard to see. Our offense has been good all year, and then that comes.”Groshek connected with McCall (23 yards) and Cisewski (33 yards) again in the third quarter to finish off the scoring as the Rockets gained just 25 yards and one first down in the second half.“He’s a tremendous competitor and a great athlete,” Gorst said of Groshek. “He makes plays, doesn’t give up. He’s a great football player.”Overall, Amherst outgained Spencer/Columbus 410-124 and held the Rockets’ vaunted running game to just 67 yards on 32 carries. The Rockets came into the game averaging 329 yards rushing per game.“Offensively we were trying to run our base, the same plays we’ve been running all year long, and it was working in the beginning,” Lenz, a senior quarterback/cornerback said. “You have to credit (Amherst). They came out really well on defense, they shed blocks, and they were prepared.”The state title is Amherst’s second after reaching the championship game for the third time in the past four years. The Falcons also won the Division 5 title in 2012 and lost to Lancaster in last year’s final.The trip to state was the first in the 14-year history of the Spencer/Columbus Catholic co-op and second ever for Spencer, which lost the 1982 D-5 championship game 22-19 to Osseo-Fairchild.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Falcons 42, Rockets 0Spencer/Columbus 0 0 0 0 – 0Amherst 14 14 14 0 – 42First QuarterA – Garrett Groshek 29 run (Cameron Gaulke kick), 5:58.A – Groshek 78 run (Gaulke kick), 0:26.Second QuarterA – Amaziah McCall 12 pass from Groshek (Gaulke kick), 9:49.A – Joshua Cisewski 17 pass from Groshek (Gaulke kick), 3:37.Third QuarterA – McCall 23 pass from Groshek (Gaulke kick), 9:51.A – Cisewski 33 pass from Groshek (Gaulke kick), 5:29.Team StatisticsFirst downs: A 18; SC 8Rushing (att-yards): A 28-238; SC 32-67.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 11-14-172-0; SC 8-17-57-2.Penalties (no.-yards): A 4-30; SC 1-5.Fumbles (total-lost): A 0-0; SC 1-1.Punting (no.-avg.): A 1-26.0; SC 4-18.0.Individual StatisticsRushing: A, Garrett Groshek 12-161, Brandon Piotrowski 14-78, Devin Ostrowski 1-0, Team 1-minus 1. SC, Hunter Luepke 16-44, Noah Zastrow 3-12, Jonny Tomke 4-9, Carson Hildebrandt 1-5, Ethan Meece 1-4, Jon Bauer 1-3, Hunter Hildebrandt 1-1, Calvin Lenz 4-0, Bubba Post 1-minus 1.Passing: A, Groshek 11-14-172-0. SC, Lenz 8-17-57-2.Receiving: A, Joshua Cisewski 4-61, Amaziah McCall 3-52, Marcus Glodowski 2-26, Dalton Nemzoff 1-28, Hunter Warner 1-5. SC, Tomke 2-12, H. Hildebrandt 2-12, Luepke 2-9, Zastrow 1-15, Austin Post 1-9.Punting: A, Piotrowski 1-26.0. SC, Luepke 4-18.0.Fumble recoveries (defense): A, Benjamin Gutschow.Interceptions (defense): A, Gutschow, McCall.Records: Amherst 14-0; Spencer/Columbus 13-1.
Find the best conferences for you. It’s very tempting to attend an event because it’s in a fun location or because all the cool kids are going to be there. If money is no object, then by all means. Conferences need to produce a return on your investment. So think about what you want to learn and then start searching for the right events.Ask the right questions. Reaching out to respected colleagues about conferences to attend could be a good idea. The important part is asking the right question, “What were your takeaways from the event?”. If you get a blank stare that doesn’t necessarily mean the conference isn’t worth your time. But do try to find out the value of attendance.Learning takes place in many ways. Speaking of learning, it’s important to understand how you like to learn (i.e., visual, auditory, kinesthetic). For instance, there are certain topics that I want to learn by reading a book. I would not attend a conference for those topics. But others, I want to learn differently and a conference is the perfect format.Learning happens in many places. Yes, learning happens during educational sessions. Don’t forget that learning also takes place during networking and on the expo hall floor. And occasionally at the bar with colleagues.You’ve done your research and identified a conference you’d like to attend (like SHRM India Annual). Before going to your manager, be prepared to answer some questions. These are the types of questions that my manager used to ask me:CONFERENCE: What organization hosts this conference? How long have they been around? How often do they have conferences? Do they offer regional events? Are you a member?COST: How much will attending this event cost? How much is registration versus travel? Are you prepared to share in the cost of the trip?TAKEAWAYS: What do you expect to learn? Is there another way to learn this information? How will it impact your job today? And how will it impact the company?WORK: How will your work be handled while you are gone?FOLLOW-UP: What is your plan for sharing information when you return?This might seem like a lot of questions. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen an employee bring a conference brochure to a manager without thinking about the cost, their work or the follow-up. If your manager doesn’t ask, that’s fine. At least you were prepared.Going to a conference can be a great way to learn. If you really want to attend the event, do the homework. And it’s possible that, in doing the homework, you will discover whether or not this is the right event for you. In response to my post on “HR Should Be Paying Attention to Analysts,” a Twitter connection ask me about going to conferences. Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference.I have been in this position many times. Even now, as a consultant, I still use the lessons I learned from pitching conferences to my manager when I have to make decisions regarding attending conferences. There are tons of events out there – one of my faves is SHRM’s Annual Conference. Unless your job requires you to attend conferences, then you have to figure out the best ones to commit your resources.
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates (WZ), announced recently the company will no longer offer training in the controversial Reid method.WZ has been licensed by John E. Reid and Associates, originator and developer of the Reid method, and had included this direct, positive interrogation method in their standard public sector curriculum with WZ’s non-confrontational techniques for the last 33 years. WZ certified forensic interviewer instructors have conducted training for more than 200,000 law enforcement officers worldwide since the founding of the firm in 1982. Going forward, WZ will standardize their core instruction on multiple techniques including the participatory method, cognitive interviewing, fact-finding and selective interviewing, as well as the popular WZ non-confrontational method.A major city police department recently contracted with WZ to teach this exact combination of industry best practices in seminars for their new detectives. This customized course was designed to provide progressive, comprehensive training in multiple non-confrontational interviewing techniques with a focus on obtaining truthful information and admissions. It will now become WZ’s flagship seminar for law enforcement.- Sponsor - “It’s human nature to deny and defend oneself. Confrontation is not an effective way of getting truthful information,” said WZ President and CEO Shane Sturman, CFI. “Rather than primarily seeking a confession, it’s an important goal for investigators to find the truth ethically through a respectful, non-confrontational approach.” Sturman added, “WZ has dedicated instructional blocks to educate detectives on the causes of false confessions and the risks of utilizing improper interrogation methods. In future classes, WZ will only discuss the Reid method in an effort to highlight potential risks posed in obtaining a false confession, or to illustrate the major advantages of using the WZ non-confrontational method.”Approximately 29% of DNA exonerations in the US since 1989 have involved false confessions to the crime. A combination of factors could cause innocent persons to confess to a crime they did not commit. Academics have chronicled the commonalities among these cases and found the suspect is often mentally or intellectually challenged, interviewed without an attorney or parent, interrogated for over three hours, or told information about the crime by the investigators. In addition, the officers in these cases were often trained in the Reid technique of interview and interrogation.Although one might argue that the officers misused their training in the technique, many courts and law enforcement agencies are moving away from this confrontational approach to non-confrontational styles. With the availability of DNA evidence, and with efforts from organizations such as The Innocence Project, there has been a heightened awareness of the danger of improper use of interrogation tactics. Wrongful convictions, exonerations, and false confessions have become a more global point of discussion, and justifiably so. Although the Reid method can be a useful tool in obtaining a confession, cases have shown that the improper use of the method, combined with the intense emotional pressure put on the suspect, can lead to catastrophic results.The Reid method has remained relatively unchanged since the 1970s, and it conflicts with the progressive nature of how people communicate today. The Reid method does not reflect updates in our legal system and does not acknowledge the availability of scholarly work on the subject.“Because of the possible abuses inherent in the confrontational Reid style, we believe it is time to move away from the practices of the 1970s when it was developed,” Sturman concluded.“While the Reid method has been successful in solving crimes over the years, there are serious pitfalls and significant risks associated with the incorrect application of the technique. WZ will remain a progressive, evolving organization dedicated to partnering with academics, attorneys, researchers, corporations, and law enforcement agencies around the world to ensure the tools we are teaching are ethical, moral and legally acceptable.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
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Facebook says it doesn’t know whether hackers had specific targets in exploiting security vulnerabilities to access some 50 million user accounts.Facebook executive Guy Rosen says the attack seems broad. He says Facebook doesn’t know who’s behind the attacks or where they’re based.The company says hackers exploited its “View As” feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else.Rosen says the bug somehow allowed a video uploader to appear for sending happy birthday messages.Another bug then created a log-in key that made Facebook think the hacker had legitimately signed in with the account being viewed.Facebook says the investigation is continuing.AP
Real Betis 0 Barcelona 5: Messi, Suarez rampant as leaders go 11 points clear Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 05:41 1/22/18 Getty Images Barcelona took advantage of Atletico Madrid and Valencia's slip-ups to pull 11 points clear at the top of LaLiga with a win over Real Betis. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored two goals each as Barcelona secured a hugely impressive 5-0 win away to Real Betis on Sunday.Betis held their own in a tight first half but they had no answer to Barca's onslaught after the break. Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring before braces from Messi and Suarez capped a wonderful display.The result sends Ernesto Valverde's side 11 points clear at the top of the table, with Atletico Madrid having drawn with Girona and Valencia losing at Las Palmas on Saturday. Article continues below Editors' Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze's dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league's biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk's remarkable rise to world's best player Betis had won their previous two matches, scoring eight goals in the process, and they stayed true to their bold pressing approach under Quique Setien during a keenly contested opening 45 minutes.Barca's control had been growing, though, despite the loss of Thomas Vermaelen to injury towards the end of the first half, and they deserved the lead given to them by former Sevilla captain Rakitic in the 59th minute.Messi then fired home with aplomb after good play from Sergio Busquets and Suarez finished well from Rakitic's cross to complete a devastating spell for the visitors and leave the home fans stunned.A mazy Messi run and finish made it 4-0 with 11 minutes left and Suarez steered his strike partner's pass high into the net in the 90th minute for a fifth, giving Barca a firmer grip on the title race and a 14th game without defeat against Betis.25 - Lionel Messi is the only La Liga player to score 25+ goals in each of the last 10 seasons in all competitions. Tireless. pic.twitter.com/Ria8Ivz1oP— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 21, 2018The home side began on the front foot, with Andres Guardado firing narrowly wide after only three minutes, as Barca struggled to get to grips with the home side's ferocious work-rate.The visitors slowly settled as Betis began to drop deeper, though, and Sergi Roberto missed a good chance to break the deadlock 25 minutes in when he fired Suarez's lay-off over the bar.Messi was becoming increasingly involved and he was next to come close to the opening goal, rippling the side-netting from six yards out after Suarez had played him in with a fine pass.The half ended in disappointment for Barca, though, as Vermaelen limped off with what looked like a hamstring problem, with Samuel Umtiti on to replace him for his first appearance in LaLiga since December 2.The injury did little to throw the visitors out of their stride as their pressure grew in the second half and they at last found the breakthrough just before the hour mark.Suarez's superb throughball picked out the run from Rakitic, who had plenty of time to stride towards goal and slot the ball left-footed beneath Antonio Adan and into the net.5 - Ivan Rakitic has scored five goals against Real Betis in La Liga, his favourite opponent in the competition. Seville. pic.twitter.com/izoStf2AyX— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 21, 2018Five minutes later, the game was effectively over. Busquets robbed Fabian Ruiz in his own half and played the ball through to Messi, who turned to face Adan and rifled a low shot into the right-hand corner.Suarez made certain of the points in the 69th minute, the Uruguay star volleying Rakitic's cross off the turf and into the bottom-right corner after some more fine play from Messi.Betis' fight had all but evaporated and they allowed Messi to score his 19th league goal of the season in style, the 30-year-old weaving his way into the penalty area before side-footing past a disconsolate Adan.There was just enough time for Messi to lay on a fifth for Suarez and cap a brilliant display, the former Liverpool man blasting the ball high into the net from 12 yards out for his 100th goal in Spain's top flight after his strike partner had squeezed the ball into his path. read more
TagsMLS NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say MLS looking at sponsorship for VARby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMajor League Soccer (MLS) is 'actively selling' sponsorship inventory for the match breaks created by video assistant referee (VAR) technology, according to league executive Carter Ladd, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The North American soccer league's senior vice president of business development, confirmed to the Sports Business Journal (SBJ) that MLS is engaged in a "couple of ongoing conversations" with companies interested in sponsoring VAR, which was introduced to the league in 2017.The SBJ's report added that one in three MLS matches this season have involved a VAR review, which is intended to correct clear and obvious errors made by the on-field officials relating to major moments such as goals, penalties and red cards.MLS also told the SBJ that a potential VAR sponsorship could see a brand be on screen for the entire length of a review, while the company could also get mentioned by broadcasters."There's very, very few opportunities where a brand can become part of the fabric of the sport in a meaningful way," said Ladd of a potential VAR sponsorship, speaking to the SBJ. He added: "If there's going to be some sort of product integration [with VAR], it's got to be authentic. It's got to be endemic."