October 2

Ron Rivera takes over defensive playcalling for Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera will take over defensive play calls from co-ordinator Eric Washington following the team’s four-game losing streak.The Panthers also fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura. The moves were announced after Rivera met with new owner David Tepper and general manager Marty Hurney on Monday morning.Washington will remain defensive co-ordinator but will now oversee the front seven. He was the team’s defensive line coach before being promoted to co-ordinator this past off-season.Sam Mills III will lead the defensive line and Rivera will work with Richard Rodgers in the secondary.Rivera, a former defensive co-ordinator in Chicago and San Diego, “helped out” with defensive play calls on Sunday against Tampa Bay.Rivera says, “I am doing what I feel is best for the team.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLSteve Reed, The Associated Press read more

September 25

Crime Lengthy severe punishments wont change behaviour sanctions will EU Envoy

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedForeign delegation in Guyana to push for end to death penaltyNovember 13, 2018In “Crime”EU to assist in strengthening local justice sectorOctober 5, 2015In “Business”Gov’t urged to respect Int’l laws regarding death penaltyNovember 27, 2015In “Politics” Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Guyana and Suriname, Jerney VideticThe Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Guyana and Suriname, Jerney Videtic is of the firm view that lengthy prison sentences will not reduce crime, but rather the implementation of sanctions. The diplomat’s statements were made on Friday at the launch of a Regional workshop dubbed ‘Train-the-Trainers’ which will focus on Restorative Justice under the Sycamore Tree Project, at the Grand Coast Hotel, Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara.According to Videtic, punishment will not be effective in lowering the crime rate.It is because of this view he noted that sanctions should be imposed on perpetrators of crime.  “Lengthy, severe punishment does not change behaviour what does is immediate and certain sanctions. That is why we need to increase punitive policies which cause prison book relations to grow at a much faster rate than reported crimes” Videtic stated.Meanwhile a facilitator of the five-day workshop, Pastor Wendell Jeffrey pointed out that the training program will be geared towards training persons who happen to be ex-offenders to conduct rehabilitation programs with prisoners to transform their minds, thereby creating the necessary change.“This restorative justice project begins today with the raining of trainers workshop, this will see over 60 people being trained in an hands on approach to capacity building in the field of prison rehabilitation. The program will build from a comprehension of what is termed restorative justice to the actual engagement of ex offenders and recovering addicts in practical application” Jeffrey revealed.A few areas which will be discussed with prisoners are how their criminal behaviour would affect their victims as well as the genesis of criminal behaviours of perpetrators. The Sycamore Tree Project is an in-prison restorative justice programme which seeks to bring together unrelated victims and offenders to discuss crime and its impact. It takes its name from the story of Zacchaeus and his encounter with Jesus in the Bible.A senior member of the organizing team related that they aspire to reach the prisons and begin their mission by January. read more