Police recruit high numbers

first_imgPolice recruit high numbersOn 1 May 2001 in Police, Personnel Today The number of police recruits who entered residential training last yearrose by 77 per cent, according to latest figures. National Police Training and the Metropolitan Police Service figures showthere were 7,009 recruits in 2000-1 compared with 3,963 the previous year. Nearly 40 per cent of the recruits entering police training colleges in2000-1 have been paid for out of the Government’s Crime Fighting Fundinitiative which was set up to reverse falling police numbers. All but one of the 43 forces in England and Wales have seen an overallincrease in the numbers sent for training, ranging from a 30 per cent rise inthe London region to a 168 per cent increase in Yorkshire and Humber. By March 31 this year nearly 2,800 new officers had been recruited over andabove the number police forces had planned to recruit during 2000-1. Colin Taylor, chief inspector for personnel at North Yorkshire Police, saidthe funding and the national advertising campaign had helped his force boostthe number of recruits to 70 last year from nine in 1999. He expects to appoint170 more this year. He said, “This is the result of additional funding from the crimefighting fund and the county council. It means we can improve our service andallocate officers to tasks we have not been able to do until now.” Home Secretary Jack Straw, visiting the Metropolitan Police training centreat Hendon, said substantial investment and the first national advertisingcampaign had delivered results. He said, “Forces are to be congratulated on their efforts to recruitmore officers. In just the first year of the operation the three-year crimefighting fund is already having a significant impact on overall police numbers.On the basis of forces’ projections police numbers should reach record numbersby March 2003.” By Ben Willmott Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Pret to launch four vegan versions of its top sarnies

first_imgPret A Manger is to launch vegan versions of four of its most popular sandwiches and open a fifth Veggie Pret store.The Vegan Classics range will consist of four reimagined sandwiches, baguettes and wraps that will be exclusively available at Veggie Pret stores.Before revealing The Vegan Classics, the food-to-go chain has launched a push on social media, asking its followers “If you could make any classic Pret recipe vegan, which one would it be?”.Pret will also be opening its fifth Veggie Pret store in Canary Wharf later this month. It will mark the first Eat site to be converted following Pret’s acquisition of the business earlier this year. It joins the existing line-up of Veggie Pret stores in Soho, Shoreditch, Exmouth Market and Manchester.“Veggie Pret is a space where we’ve had a great opportunity to experiment with vegan and veggie food. It’s our mission to make it easier for customers to eat less meat, so we challenged ourselves to recreate the delicious flavours and textures of our meaty bestsellers, using only vegan ingredients,” said Hannah Dolan, global head of food innovation at Pret.“We’re excited for everyone, (vegans and non-vegans alike), to try The Vegan Classics – and to see if they can tell the difference between the new vegan recipes and the originals!”last_img read more

‘It’s punishable’: Government finds 148 hoaxes related to COVID-19 spread

first_imgCommunication and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said that the ministry had found 148 hoaxes related to the COVID-19 spread as of Monday. The reported number of false and fake information came after Indonesia confirmed its first two confirmed cases.”Please don’t produce and spread hoaxes,” said the minister in Jakarta on Tuesday. “It is harmful for everyone.” Read also: Activists, lawmakers criticize disclosure of personal information of COVID-19 patientsHe went on to say that people who produce and spread hoaxes would be “punishable under the Electronic Information and Transactions Law (UU ITE) with six years imprisonment and a Rp. 1 billion (US$70,290) fine.””This is not the only issue within the country, but it is a global problem,” he said.The pneumonia-like illness has infected some 90,000 people in more than 60 countries with at least 3,100 casualties as of Tuesday.Johnny said that with the discovery of two COVID-19 patients, all Indonesian citizens were responsible for limiting the spread of the virus and helping Indonesia remain calm and safe. Topics :last_img read more

Paschal Chukwu’s interior presence Saturday ‘a very good sign’

first_imgWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – At least a couple times every game, a Syracuse player lobs a pass toward 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu. For much of the season, those attempts have gone awry. Chukwu bobbles or doesn’t slam it home.Early Saturday, though, Elijah Hughes drove and tossed the ball up toward the rim — Chukwu timed his leap and threw the ball almost straight down through the rim.“He got a couple good alley-oops and he made a couple good plays down there, which he just hasn’t been doing,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “That was a very good sign.”In Syracuse’s (19-10, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) 79-54 win over Wake Forest (11-17, 4-12) Saturday, Chukwu provided a rare interior option for the Orange this season. He racked up nine points, four rebounds and three blocks, making all four of his shot attempts. And on a day when SU made its fewest 3-pointers in ACC play, Chukwu was part of a dominant effort in the paint that ensured poor perimeter shooting wouldn’t matter.“I thought Paschal was really important,” Boeheim said. “We found him down low and he finished a couple around the basket. That’s something we haven’t been getting. So even though we didn’t shoot it well from the perimeter, I thought that was something we haven’t had in there.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim has spent much of the season pointing out that Chukwu’s counterpart, Marek Dolezaj, isn’t big enough to play loads of minutes in the middle. And considering Bourama Sidibe didn’t check in until Saturday’s game was out of reach, Chukwu will have to provide a presence that he’s proven capable of in short spurts.Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorAt times, Chukwu’s done what someone might expect a 7-foot-2 player to do. He responded to his midseason benching with a 10-point, 18-rebound effort in an upset over No. 1 Duke that earned him his starting job back from Dolezaj. Recently, Chukwu’s started slow in games, lacking activity and movement but then affects shots in the second half.Wake Forest took advantage of another slow start for Chukwu, too. Sparingly used WFU freshman forward Isaiah Mucius hit four short jumpers, all in areas of the 2-3 zone that fall on Chukwu to protect. Dolezaj subbed in early for Chukwu, again. But the successful Hughes lob was a sign of things to come.In the second half, unlike most games, a poorly lobbed pass didn’t result in a turnover. Instead, Chukwu gathered the errant delivery and brought it down to the floor with him. Wake Forest converged, and Chukwu found himself in a common spot: Bringing the ball down and then being unable to get a clean shot off, even as the tallest man on the floor.But this time, he didn’t put it down. Chukwu kept the ball high and placed it off the glass with his left hand. A whistle blew to add a foul shot. Chukwu added a righty lay-in off a Dolezaj dish where he again kept the ball high. And he converted an offensive rebound tip-in midway through the second half.“Yeah, it’s definitely fun,” Chukwu said of getting a chance to score the ball.As is often the case when Chukwu gets a few shots to fall, his defensive activity increased. He didn’t allow more easy looks for Mucius or the other Demon Deacons who planted themselves near the foul line or in the short corner. He rotated to help SU trap players deep into the corners, leading to bad passes and Syracuse steals up top.Chukwu blocked shots then, too, because that’s what he does best. He’s said he loves to spike the ball away, as if playing volleyball. If not for a foul call that seemed incorrect on replay, Chukwu would’ve added a two-handed spike block to his collection against WFU, as well.“I thought (Paschal) was good defensively,” Boeheim said, “which he hasn’t been.”At one point in Saturday’s game, Chukwu had taken off his goggles, thinking he’d been pulled again. But Syracuse only had four players on the floor. Boeheim wanted his 7-foot-2 center out there, just as he’s known he would be needed all season long.So Chukwu put his goggles back on and jogged out to the center of SU’s 2-3 zone, exactly where the Orange needed him. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 3, 2019 at 11:31 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3last_img read more