New law to bolster police watchdog

first_img3 June 2011 New legislation will give South Africa’s Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) – soon to become the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) – the “teeth” it needs to tackle any criminality or misconduct by the country’s police service. This is according to ICD executive director Francois Beukman, who said the directorate’s mandate – to conduct independent and impartial investigations of alleged criminality and misconduct by the SA Police Service (SAPS) and Municipal Police Services – had been expanded by the new legislation. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) legislation was recently signed into law by President Jacob Zuma. Beukman said that while previously the police would take their time in reporting matters for investigation to the ICD, with the new legislation, station commanders and police must notify the directorate of matters that need investigation immediately after they become aware of it. Police officers who fail to report incidents to the IPID as stipulated will be guilty of an offence and will be liable for a fine and even imprisonment, he added. The legislation also, for the first time, obligates SAPS management to act and respond to the IPID’s disciplinary recommendations. As things currently stand, police management are reluctant to implement the directorate’s recommendations at the conclusion of an investigation, he noted. The legislation will also sharpen the types of investigation that the directorate must carry out, Beukman said. The IPID will concentrate its investigation on: deaths in police custody and as a result of police action; any complaint relating to the discharge of an official firearm by a police officer; rape by a police officer or while in police custody; and complaints of torture or assault against police officers carrying out their duties. In addition, the IPID may investigate corruption matters within the police and any other matters referred to it. Beukman noted that the difference between the ICD and IPID is that the latter will focus on more serious crimes. The IPID will no longer have to investigate service delivery complaints against police, as this will now become matters for police management to handle. The directorate is currently dealing with about 6 000 cases, of which about 2 000 are related to service delivery. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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June 27 meeting to focus on cover crops for prevented planting acres

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On June 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m at the Ohio Northern University, McIntosh Center, Ballroom (yes, the same big Room A, upstairs, used for the Conservation Tillage Conference) cover crop experts and suppliers in Ohio will be featured in a meeting focused on how to handle the many prevented planting acres in northwest Ohio.David Brandt (Walnut Creek Seeds), Dwight Clary (Clary Farms LLC), Cody Beacom (Bird Agronomics), and Alan Sundermeier, OSU Extension, Wood County will talk cover crops. Weed control is also critical in prevented planting situations and Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension Auglaize County, will speak on the topic. Brad Wingfield, Wingfield Crop Insurance Service, will cover the numerous crop insurance issues farmers will have to work through.Additional questions and discussion will be fielded by Bret Margraf, Seneca Conservation District, and Jan Layman, president of Ohio No-Till Council. The focus will be on cover crop options. What will be your next cash crop? Do you want to graze or harvest forage? USDA announced this can be done Sept. 1, whereas the previous rule is Nov. 1. When can (or should) you plant certain cover crop mixes? What Cover Crop seeds are available? (Prices for several will rise.) Can leftover soybean seed be used? (Probably not allowed to plant until July 15. Can you get a refund of tech fee?) How much can you afford? Other than for grazing/forage, you may hope to pay no more than $20 per acre. More details will be announced soon. This program has multiple sponsors and supporters including the Ohio No-Till Council, OSU Extension, SWCDs, USDA, and Ohio Farm Bureau. This program will be free.last_img read more

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E-15 DEALERS HELP BATTLE BREAST CANCER

first_imgSOME IOWA E-15 FUEL SELLERS ARE CALLING ATTENTION TO THE CLEAN BURNING FUEL THIS MONTH FOR A SPECIAL CAUSE.GRANT MENKE OF THE IOWA RENEWABLE ASSOCIATION WAS IN SIOUX CITY WEDNESDAY TO KICK OFF THE PINK AT THE PUMP CAMAPIGN:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/E15.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……DURING THE MONTH. :25THE E-15 NOZZLES AT THE PUMP ARE PINK COLORED FOR THE PROMOTION.MENKE SAYS E-15 IS SAFE AND ECONOMICAL FOR MOST OF THE VEHICLES ON THE ROAD:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/E15B.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..SAVE LIVES. :15THERE’S OVER 70 E-15 STATIONS LIKE THE SINGING HILLS MURPHY’S USA IN IOWA RIGHT NOW.MENKE SAYS THAT NUMBER SHOULD BE OVER 100 IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.last_img read more

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10 months agoWatford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup win

first_imgWatford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford did just enough to see off FA Cup opponents Woking on Sunday.Watford captain Troy Deeney came off the substitutes’ bench to wrap up their FA Cup third-round win over non-league Woking.The Premier League outfit made hard work of seeing off their hosts, Will Hughes giving them a first-half lead before Deeney was introduced late on to secure a 2-0 victory in Surrey.Hornets boss Javi Gracia said: “Before coming we knew it would be a demanding game instead of just the difference being the levels of the teams, but the players started playing very focused, knowing what they had to do.”We scored early and we had the control. We knew, while it was only one goal, we needed to kill the game, we didn’t do it until the second half but it was a good performance.” He added: “We have a good squad. The players that played today didn’t play the last games and I know all of them are ready and, like they showed today, they are available and ready to compete.”The result is not as important. It’s more important for me to see my players in a good condition and with a good attitude today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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23 days agoBarcelona striker Suarez: Beating Inter Milan very, very valuable

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona striker Suarez: Beating Inter Milan very, very valuableby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuis Suarez was delighted with Barcelona’s fight-back for their Champions League win over Inter Milan.Suarez struck twice in the 2-1 victory.”It’s a very valuable victory against a direct rival,” Suarez said afterwards.”We reacted, in some ways, to correct the errors of the first half. We knew that if we kept playing that way then we could lose.”We were patient, and this is important because we created chances.”Suarez credited Ernesto Valverde with Barcelona’s stronger second half performance and the alterations the coach made at half-time.”He told us to be more organised when pressing,” Suarez said about his boss’s half-time team talk.”That’s why we have a coach, to correct these mistakes.”It’s also a compliment to the opponent because they have very quick players and they took advantage of the space we left.” last_img read more

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Video: Refs Absolutely Botch Late Call In Syracuse vs. Gonzaga

first_imgA close up of Trevor Cooney not out of bounds.trevor cooney out of boundsSyracuse survived Gonzaga Friday night, but it wasn’t without controversy. The Orange, which rallied to overcome a five-point deficit late, almost lost in heartbreaking fashion. A phantom out-of-bounds call was at the center of the storm.Gonzaga, trailing 61-60, had a chance to take the lead with 20 seconds to play, but an errant pass from Josh Perkins wound up in the hands of SU’s Trevor Cooney. Cooney, upon collecting the ball, did all he could to keep his feet inbounds.Cooney, however, was whistled out of bounds. As you’ll see below, it was a bad call.Channeling Cooney’s Balance @bballbreakdown #MarchMadness @AdamZagoria, @espn, @GregAnthony50 https://t.co/7LvScmvE9P— BBiomechanics (@BBiomechanics) March 26, 2016Yep, he’s in, what a play by Cooney. #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/wG4pfaReio— XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) March 26, 2016Let’s review how much time is left.OK, now let’s make the wrong call.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 26, 2016#cooney was #inbounds #Sweet16 #Syracuse wooooooo pic.twitter.com/tZhkMHjAnw— Grove Street (@Grove_Street2x) March 26, 2016Tyler Lydon blocked the Bulldogs’ shot on the ensuing possession, and after two Lydon free throws, the Orange emerged victorious anyway. They’ll next get UVA in an all-ACC Midwest region showdown.last_img read more

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL HACKED

first_imgThe Sundance Film Festival has been hacked.“Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyberattack, causing network outages that have shut down our box office,” said a spokesperson for the festival. “No further information about the attack is available at this time, but our team is working hard to get our system back up and running as soon as possible. All screenings will still take place as planned.” Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebooklast_img read more

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DWAYNE JOHNSON GAL GADOTS RED NOTICE MOVES TO NETFLIX ADDS RYAN REYNOLDS

first_imgFrom left: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds | Getty Images (3) Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber, who directed Johnson in last year’s Skyscraper, is writing and directing Red Notice, which Universal previously was going to release on Nov. 13, 2020. It now has no release date, but will shoot in 2020. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Universal was previously going to release the film in November 2020.Red Notice is setting up shop at Netflix. The big-budget international heist feature starring Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot has moved from Universal to the streaming service, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. With the move comes the additional casting news of Ryan Reynolds, who is starring in Michael Bay’s Six Underground for Netflix.last_img read more

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11 dead as SUV falls into gorge in J-K’s Ramban

first_imgBanihal/Jammu: Eleven people, including four women and five children, were killed and four others injured when an SUV skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The SUV, carrying 15 passengers from Chaderkote to Rajgarh, rolled down into the over 500-feet-deep gorge when its driver lost control at Kunda nallah near Baglihar power house at 10.30 am, an official said. He said the locals along with the police immediately launched a rescue operation and pulled out bodies and injured from the scene. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day While six persons were found dead on-the-spot, five others succumbed on way to hospital, the official said, adding that three more critically injured persons, including driver of the vehicle, are being airlifted to Jammu for specialised treatment. Rajgarh is a far flung tehsil in Ramban district and is connected with the Jammu-Srinagar national highway through a link road which is reportedly damaged at various places. The allowed capacity for SUV operating in the hilly roads is only seven passengers and the driver of the vehicle has violated the directive, the official said. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: Bhagwat He identified some of the deceased as Romal Din (61), Mohammad Mubeen (23), Rubeena Begum (30), Urmilla Devi (32), Babli Devi (37), 13-year-old Imano Bano, nine-year-old Arjun, two-year-old Pari, and a three-month-old baby. Another child who was being airlifted to Government Medical College hospital Jammu succumbed at the helipad, the official said, adding the identity of the child and a woman is being ascertained. In separate cases, a cyclist was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle in Poonch district, while nine passengers were injured in a collision between two buses along the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba district on Saturday. The cyclist, Prakash (48), a daily wager in Municipal Committee Poonch, was hit by an unidentified vehicle near Jhalas when he was on way to work Saturday morning, resulting in his on-the-spot death, officials said. They said a bus and a mini-bus collided near Thandi Khui in Vijaypur along the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba district around 9.30 am, resulting in injuries to nine passengers. Three of the critically injured were rushed to Government Medical College hospital Jammu for specialised treatment, the officials said.last_img read more

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