Policemen on COVID duty get hazard pay

first_img“The police frontliners are those manning the quarantine controlpoints or checkpoints and those enforcing quarantine policies. Sila talaga ang pinaka-expose. Veryhazardous. Baka mahawa sila. Iba’t-ibangtao ang nakasasalamuha nila araw-araw. They deserve hazard pay,” saidPamuspusan. Iloilo City police officers guard this patrol car full of arrested persons not observing social distancing. Even at night, the cops are working to enforce the enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Police officers on frontline duties during the enhancedcommunity quarantine are getting P500 daily hazard pay. He also assured the safety of the police manning quarantine controlpoints by providing them with personal protective equipment (PPE). The pay started Friday last week, April 17, according to PoliceBrigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, director of the Police Regional Office 6(PRO-6). In Camp Crame, the national headquarters of the Philippine NationalPolice, PNP chief General Archie Gamboa said the hazard pay “should furtherboost the financial flexibility of our troops and their families apart from thefull range of salary and allowances in April, sans any deduction for loanamortization for this month.” The hazard pay would be given until the quarantine is lifted.center_img “Another P5,000 windfall is also due for all PSMBFI (Public SafetyMutual Benefit Fund, Inc.) members as financial assistance to see them throughthis crisis,” added Gamboa. “As a member of the (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management ofEmerging Infectious Diseases), I am a witness to the hardships of our men andwomen in uniform who endure long hours at work in the field, away from thecomforts of their home and family, and uncertain of the fate that awaits themat the frontline. But needless to say, each and every member of the policeforce knows by heart the reason why we need to pass this way – because it is aprofessional calling and a sworn responsibility to serve, bestowed upon us bythe people,” said Gamboa. Gamboa thanked all police officers for their unwavering support andsacrifices in performing their duty to uphold law enforcement as the countrybattles an “unseen enemy” – SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19). “Dapat ingatan natin angating katawan. Bawal magkasakit ngayon. But we have to be alert,too, of lawless elements who may take advantage of the current situation,” hesaid./PN For his part, Pamuspusan told his men to take care of themselves whilecarrying out their mandate which is to secure the public .last_img read more


Mouth-watering Prizes at Stake in Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf Tournament

first_imgWinners at this year’s Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf Tournament at the Lakowe Lakes and Golf Course in Lagos have been assured of mouth-watering prizes including business and economy class tickets to various international travel destinations courtesy the tournament’s corporate sponsors.The tournament is scheduled to tee-off on November 16 with over 80 golfers competing for the prizes at stake in the various categories.According to the organisers of the event, golfers nominated by corporate sponsors representing various sectors of the economy are expected to feature at this 7th edition. The golf tournament is considered one of the strategic plans developed by the luxury hotel to reinforce its commitment to the promotion of sporting activities, relaxation and networking within its community.Speaking at a media briefing ahead of the tourney, General Manager, Southern Sun Ikoyi, Mark Loxley, used the opportunity to appreciate the traditional sponsors of the tournament for their support while recognizing new partners.He reiterated that preparations are in top gear to ensure that partners and stakeholders of the Southern Sun Ikoyi brand have a truly memorable and fun day at this year’s tournament.Mr. Loxley further added that in addition to the fantastic networking opportunities on offer to its sponsors and guests, “the 2018 Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf Tournament day, is one of the best ways that we can have our esteemed customers escape the daily chores of a hectic schedule and instead, do something healthy and socially worthy to strengthen the ties of our business community through sports and leisure”Reiterating the tournament’s objective, Sales and Marketing Manager, Southern Sun Ikoyi, Ubong Nseobot, stated that “the golf tournament is a significant event within the hotel’s calendar as it is not a commercial event, but a CSR activity in giving back to the community within which it operates. Proceeds from the tournament will be given to the Arrows of God Orphanage which has been the hotel’s adopted charity organization in the past nine years.”The Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf has grown bigger in scope as well as preparation and in turn has attracted both traditional and new sponsors who are keen on partnering the hotel to ensure a world-class golfing experience. Some traditional sponsors of the tournament include; EKEDC, Zenith Bank, Diamond Bank, DHL, amongst others, while new partners who have come on board include newly include; KLM, Air Namibia and Kenya Airways.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Syracuse struggles to convert scoring chances in season-ending loss to Michigan State

first_img Published on November 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Ange Bradley didn’t mince words.Encircled by a crowd of reporters, the visibly emotional Syracuse head coach had no trouble diagnosing her team’s Achilles heel.“Finishing,” Bradley snapped. “Getting the ball behind the goalie is the difference.”For the top-seeded Orange (16-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) on Saturday afternoon, converting on its scoring opportunities proved to be extremely difficult. In its shocking 2-1 loss to No. 20 Michigan State (14-9, 4-2 Big Ten) in the opening round of the NCAA tournament at J.S. Coyne Stadium, No. 2 Syracuse outshot the Spartans 21-4, but was continuously denied by a hounding MSU defense.Each time Syracuse rifled the ball in the direction of the cage, the threat was immediately neutralized and the partisan crowd groaned in frustration.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was just that the space was so compressed,” Bradley said. “We need to get more corners and we didn’t.”The Orange had just four corner attempts on the afternoon. Three came off the stick of Leonie Geyer, who’s three shots on goal led the team. With just 7:30 remaining, Geyer had the last on-goal chance for the Orange, but Spartans goalkeeper Molly Cassidy had no trouble deflecting it away.With 16 seconds left in the game, Laura Hahnefeldt pushed a desperate attempt into the middle of the field but her shot slowly skidded to the heart of the Spartan defense and was cleared as the final ticks came off the clock.Frustration and despair were evident on the SU players’ faces, as its season came to an end in a game that could have easily gone the other way.Jordan Page said her team played the right way, but that it somehow wasn’t enough.“I thought we took good shots,” Page said. “I thought the goalkeeper made a couple good saves.“It’s not a fun situation to be in right now.”Cassidy finished with 10 saves, and only one goal allowed. She credited the four defenders in front of her for making her job easier.“Our defense started with four in line, and that’s honestly what helped us win the game today,” Cassidy said. “The team worked as a whole to get the low-angle shots for me that were the most predictable.”Cassidy has allowed just four goals in Michigan State’s five-game playoff winning streak. On Sept. 6, the senior allowed three goals to the Orange, and was later pulled midway through a 4-0 loss. Cassidy credited her improved focus for curtailing Syracuse’s scoring opportunities this time around.“My goalie coach always says the most important save is the first one, then the one after that,” Cassidy said. “Really, I just did what I was supposed to do. It was less chaotic.”The chaos continued after the game as Cassidy was congratulated by all her teammates.On the other side of the field, the mood was somber. Bradley credited her opponents, but couldn’t hide her disappointment as her eyes swelled, noting that her side had 17 more opportunities.“They elicited a lot of frustration,” Bradley said. “Unfortunately in 70 minutes we weren’t able to change it.“It’s incredibly disappointing. Nobody likes to lose.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more



first_imgFormer Kerry star Tómas Ó Sé has risked the wrath of his former colleagues and family after selecting his GAA team-of-the-year. Ó Sé selected Michael Murphy ahead of the ‘Star’ of the All-Ireland final Kieran Donaghy, while he also opted to omit his brother Marc Ó Sé from his team.Ó Sé selected six Donegal players in total on his team, and six Kerry players. Mayo’s Keith Higgins, and Dublin duo Paul Flynn and Diarmuid Connolly make up his side.Ó Sé selected Paul Durcan, Neil McGee, Frank McGlynn, Neil Gallagher, Michael Murphy and Ryan McHugh.Ó Sé opted for Murphy ahead of Donaghy at full-forward because of the leadership skills displayed by Murphy throughout the entire championship campaign.Ó Sé said, “Kieran Donaghy is close at full-forward but Michael Murphy’s leadership and attitude throughout earns it for him. Even in the last minutes of the final he was throwing everything at it. Despite Paul Durcan’s error in the All-Ireland final, Ó Sé believes it didn’t cost them the match, and that the Four Masters man has been the best keeper in the country.Ó Sé said, “Donegal’s Paul Durcan is my goalkeeper. He’s a clever guy to kick out ball. Yes, he had a bad one in the final but that didn’t cost them an All-Ireland.Hopefully the selection of Ó Sé mirrors the official selection made by the GAA when choosing their All-Stars for the 2014 season.  FORMER KERRY STAR TOMÁS Ó SÉ SELECTS SIX DONEGAL PLAYERS IN HIS TEAM OF THE YEAR was last modified: October 3rd, 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:donegalGAAKerrynewsSportteam of the yearTomás Ó Sélast_img read more