UNMIL ‘Impressed with LNP Performance’

first_imgUnited Nations Police (UNPOL) Commissioner Gregory Hinds has stated that despite logistical constraint facing the Liberia National Police (LNP), the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was impressed with the performance of the LNP officers.Commissioner Hinds spoke over the weekend when he presented a consignment of road safety equipment worth more than US$25,000 to the Liberia National Police (LNP). The donation is part of UNMIL’s drive to capacitate the police in the wake of its potential drawdown in the country.The items which include 550 reflector cones, 300 reflector vests, 150 rechargeable flashlights and 110 traffic sign posts were presented by the United Nations Police (UNPOL) Commissioner Gregory Hinds over the weekend at a formal ceremony held at the headquarters of the LNP with senior UNPOL and LNP staff in attendance.Presenting the equipment, UNPOL Commissioner Hinds said the presentation is part of a pilot project to assist the police in providing safety to the Liberian people especially road users.He urged LNP authority to manage the equipment properly by putting into place measures that will lead to benefiting the larger public.He said the Mission was impressed with the performance of the LNP in the mist of logistical constraint and admonished the police authority to remain steadfast in the provision of services to the people of Liberia.The UNPOL Commissioner also used the occasion to reassure the Police Department of UNMIL’s continuous support and preparedness to build the capacity of the LNP in the execution of its statutory commitment to the people of Liberia.He said with the deployment of the road traffic signs across the city and its environs; it will help to reduce the risk of road accidents in the country.Receiving the items on behalf of Police Inspector General, Col. Clarence Massaquoi, Deputy Inspector General of Police for Administration, William K. Mulbah lauded the UNMIL and all the donating partners for the gesture, promising to handle it with high level of care to meet the needs of the Liberian people.He said these road safety signs will be placed on major high ways and will save most of the traffic officers coming in risky contacts with reckless drivers. He indicated that the project will go a long way in enhancing the work of the police, especially as it relates to Public Safety and traffic regulations.The LNP Deputy Boss further stressed that the safety of the Liberian people is the paramount concerned and statutory mandate of the police. He mentioned that these road signs are moveable and therefore calling on the general public not to temper with them but to help the police protect them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New A’s reliever dealing with right hip issue

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — The A’s are taking it easy with one of their most valuable bullpen arms.Reliever Joakim Soria is dealing with right hip tendonitis and was held back from any hard-throwing activities during Tuesday’s workouts.“We’ll just see how he feels today after playing catch,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “It’ll probably be a couple of days and then see if we can get him off the mound.”Signed to a two-year deal in the offseason, Soria brings closing experience to the club having saved 220 …last_img read more

Five jawans injured in gun battle with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district

first_imgSukma, where Maoist insurgency and ancient myths dominate  The joint team, comprising personnel from STF, District Reserve Guard (DRG) and CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action), was carrying out anti-Naxal operations in Chintagufa area, around 500 km from Raipur, he said. The team members were cordoning off a forest patch in southern part of Chintagufa when they came under fire from a group of Naxals, the IPS officer said. The security forces retaliated, triggering an exchange of fire, he said. The DIG said on getting information about the gun battle, reinforcement was rushed to the spot and efforts were on to evacuate the injured jawans. Further details were awaited, he added.On April 24, 2017, 25 CRPF personnel were killed in a Naxal ambush in Burkapal area under Chintagufa police station of limits of Sukma. Five special task force personnel were on June 24, 2017 injured in a fierce gun battle with Naxals in the dense forests of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, police said. The encounter is still on, they added.The exchange of fire is under way between a joint team of security forces and ultras in the interior forests of Chintagufa police station area, DIG (Dantewada range) Sundarraj. P told PTI. “As per the preliminary information, five STF jawans have sustained injuries in the encounter,” he said.Also Readlast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Perpetual claims solo 3rd, keeps EAC winless

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And orchestrating Perpetual’s offense was Necelle Gual who had 41 excellent sets.Aira Binondo led EAC with 13 points. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cindy Imbo goes up for a kill. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help climbed to the third spot after fending off woeful Emilio Aguinaldo College in five sets, 22-25, 25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 15-13, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament  Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Altas improved to 3-1, just half a game behind second seed San Beda that has a 3-0 card, while the Lady Generals stayed at the bottom of the ladder with a 0-4 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Players get chance to show skills to scouts in PBA D-League Showdown Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities This was Perpetual’s second straight five-setter win after the Altas trumped Season 92 runner-up San Sebastian, and  Lady Altas head coach Macky Cariño believes it is testament to the team’s character.“Those two straight five-set wins became a test of our character because if you really don’t have that strength within you will fail,” said Cariño.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerpetual saw five of its players display the fortitude Cariño looked for with Cindy Imbo leading the bunch with 17 points.Captain Maria Tripoli and Maria Clemente each had 15 points for the Lady Altas while Allysa Sangalang and Hershey Llorente added 11 and 10 points, respectively.last_img read more