Prevention and enforcement Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Security is building a new police compound for 195 officers who will work in a program to prevent violence and promote social inclusion as part of a national initiative against violent crime. Security plan “The fundamental goal of having new police command stations and police officers is to try to reduce the crime rate among at-risk youth in areas under the project’s influence, to try to prevent crime, and to decrease violent criminal activities, such as drug use, theft, smuggling of illegal medications, and human trafficking,” Vice Minister of Security Bernardita Marín Salazar told Diálogo. “There are situations where reactions are required in the more complicated zones, where enforcement measures are actually needed.” Matú explained. By Dialogo August 31, 2015 I think exploiting these subjects that comprise our national identity especially with the armed forces of all of South America and especially ARGENTINA where action and control are needed in areas where only the armed forces know how to do it because of their experience especially praying for all of them and doing vigils. God give them the discernment to do what is right for everyone and all human beings. Man does not live by bread alone, also by the word of GOD To “decrease the crime rate and increase the residents’ perception of security,” the compound will be equipped with 165 male and 30 female officers who will intensively promote crime prevention. The first of 11 planned compounds, it will be built in Liberia with an investment of about $2 million; it will cover more than 1,400 square meters, with detention cells, green areas, parking, office space, and a kitchen. Criminal groups sometimes turn young people into drug addicts and force them to sell narcotics, according to the country’s Judicial Investigation Department (OIJ, for its Spanish acronym). However, Costa Rican gangs typically sell drugs locally and don’t engage in international trafficking. “Plan Cuadrante will lead to valuable, close relationships between the police force and citizens,” Vice Minister Marín said. “Officers will know the exact crime situation in their communities and will be able to prevent crimes and take action immediately. This is a powerful strategy against crime.” Vice Minister Marín elaborated on their training. “Our police have a program aimed specifically at preventing drug abuse, and there is an excellent interrelationship among Public Security, the Drug Institute, the Ministry of Peace, and the Ministry of Public Education to jointly and comprehensively address the the drug problem among our youth as effectively as possible.” While the anti-crime strategy focuses on prevention, it does not preclude enforcement operations by police. The other 10 police stations will be built in the areas of Alajuela and Palmares in the province of Alajuela; Carrandí in Limón; Puntarenas, Esparza, and Parrita in Puntarenas; Guararí and Sarapiquí in Heredia; Pérez Zeledón in San José; and Santa Cruz in Guanacaste. They’re being funded by a $132 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to support Costa Rica’s strategy to prevent crime and violence. Police fight violence, crime Under this plan, police department assigns officers to specific quadrants to work with the community to prevent crime and conduct investigations. Police also use the R2Police technological tool, which collects statistics and drafts maps of crimes and unsafe areas in many communities; and finally, Plan Cuadrante calls for police to be transparent in their actions and accountable to the community. Police officials believe Plan Caudrante will help them lower the rate of violence in Costa Rica, where officials recorded 453 homicides in 2014 – a rate of 9.5 killings per 100,000 residents, an increase from the 8.6 killings per 100,000 residents in 2013. “The new police corps in the new units have more training in prevention and a higher level of education,” said Daniel Matúl Romero, a security analyst at the University of Costa Rica. The plan will help police combat organized crime groups who recruit young people to be small-time drug dealers, according to the report “Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime Threats in Costa Rica,” published by the country’s Judicial Investigation Department (OIJ). During the first three months of 2015, Costa Rica’s police recorded 3,054 assault reports, compared to 3,503 in 2014. The new facilities will help security forces implement their broad security strategy initiative, known as Plan Cuadrante, which is part of the Integrated System for Strategic Police Improvements (SIMEP) that was also launched in December 2012. SIMEP is based on a model adopted by New York City in 1995, which led to a substantial reduction of crime in that city. The decrease in assaults is “the result of the continual operation conducted by the police forces on the streets of Costa Rica,” Police Force Director Juan José Andrade said.
Laurent Koscielny suffered a career threatening Achilles injury in May 2018 (Picture: Getty)According to Ornstein, however, Koscielny’s ire dates back to last season, believing he was overworked and his schedule mismanaged upon his return from a career threatening Achilles injury suffered in May 2018.The former Lorient centre-half made his return to first team action on December 13 against FK Qarabag and was forced to play again three days later at Southampton, a game in which he made several costly errors during a 3-2 defeat.Koscielny was subsequently asked on five other occasions to play twice within three days and put his body on the line in an attempt to help secure Champions League qualification.Talks were held before the end of last season over a contract extension as it appeared almost certain that Arsenal would return to Europe’s elite club competition, but a dismal end to the campaign, culminating in a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in Baku, has dramatically changed the landscape for club and player alike.Ornstein claims Koscielny is dismayed at the direction the club is headed in with only one signing having been made during the close season.Arsenal announced the arrival of Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli last week, but hopes of signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace remain remote, while a deal for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney appears to have stalled.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Laurent Koscielny has refused to take part in Arsenal’s pre-season tour of America (Picture: Getty)Laurent Koscielny’s dissatisfaction with Arsenal extends beyond his desire to return to France after nine years in north London.The 33-year-old has 12 months remaining on his current contract but is said to believe an agreement was in place that would allow him to leave this summer following Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.Koscielny believes Arsenal have reneged on that promise and is reportedly considering the option of buying out the remainder of his current £90,000-a-week deal and engineer a return to his homeland where the likes of Lyon and Bordeaux are interested in his services.AdvertisementAdvertisementAn ugly situation came to a head on Wednesday morning when, according to BBC reporter David Ornstein, via the Arseblog podcast, Koscielny informed Unai Emery he would not travel with the rest of the squad to America for the club’s pre-season tour.ADVERTISEMENT The two reasons Laurent Koscielny is annoyed with Arsenal and Unai Emery Advertisement 1 min. story More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery was said to be furious with the club captain’s conduct and immediately informed head of football Raul Sanllehi, who took the decision to issue a statement condemning the player’s actions.It read: ‘We are very disappointed by Laurent’s actions, which are against our clear instructions.‘Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the US for our pre-season tour. We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time.’ Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Jul 2019 8:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link580Shares Video Settings About Connatix V67539 PLAY Comment
However, Toriola is optimistic of good outing in Rio despite the lack of preparation, “The team is trying a lot to prepare ourselves because it is very important that we put up a good performance and make the country proud at the Olympics. We are preparing ourselves very well and hopefully we will have something to celebrate in Rio.”On Aruna Quadri, he said: “Aruna Quadri is an experienced player considering what he has achieved as a player. I don’t think that he will be under unnecessary pressure because he is not going to be thinking about the pressure because it is only when an athlete thinks based on his status that the pressure will affect his performance.”TORIOLA’S ROLL OF HONOUR* 4 African Table Tennis Singles Championships medals (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006) and 2 Doubles Championships (1994, 1992)* A Commonwealth Singles Championship (2002) in Manchester (United Kingdom)* A Commonwealth Doubles Championship and Singles Bronze Medal (2006) in Melbourne (Australia)* 4 African Games Singles Gold Medals (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007),* 4 Doubles Gold Medals (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007),* 1 Mixed Doubles Gold Medal (1999, with Bose Kaffo; they also won silver in 2003)* 3 Team Gold Medals (1995, 1999, 2003).* Olympic Games: Featured in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and now 2016 in Brazil.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram When Segun Toriola made his debut at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in Spain, he just wanted to fulfill his childhood dream of competing at the biggest sporting event in the world.But when the Rio 2016 Olympic Games kick off on August 5, Toriola will etch his name in the annals of Olympic history as the first African to compete at seven Olympiads.“I feel very honoured about this my seventh Olympic Games because it is a record for me, Nigeria and for the continent of Africa.“At the beginning of my table tennis career, I didn’t know that I’m going to play in seven Olympics but here I am heading to Rio and I am super excited for this feat,” he said.Toriola, who is yet to get national honour for his feat as the most successful table tennis player in Africa is focusing on doing well at the Rio Games.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here’s what you need to know about Anthony Davis, the newest Lakers superstar, whom the team agreed to acquire Saturday from the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.ANTHONY MARSHON DAVIS JR.Age: 26 (born March 11, 1993)Height/weight: 6-foot-10, 255 poundsPosition: Forward/center AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDrafted: Davis was selected with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by New Orleans (known as the Hornets, at the time)2018-19 Stats: 25.9 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.6 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct; 33.1 3-point pct.; 79.4 FT pct.Career Stats: 23.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct, 31.4 3-point pct., 79.5 FT pct.Notable: Davis is a six-time NBA All-Star and has been named to three All-NBA First Teams and three NBA All-Defensive Teams. He also earned a gold medal playing for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. … He played one season of college basketball at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to the national championship. He was the Consensus National Player of the Year, the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, set the NCAA Division I freshman single-season record for blocked shots (186) and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. … He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after the 2012-2013 season, then became an All-Star in his second season, when he led the league in blocked shots per game (2.8). He is the youngest player to score at least 59 points in an NBA game. … In 2017, he was the NBA All-Star Game MVP after setting an All-Star Game scoring record of 52 points. … Davis has played in 13 playoff games, but he never won one until he led the Pelicans to a stunning first-round sweep of Portland last spring. In the Game 4 clincher, he scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half. … He was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team for the first time last season after he led the league in blocked shots (2.6 per game) for the third time in his career. … On Jan. 28, Davis informed the Pelicans he would not sign the super-max contract extension (worth approximately $240 million) only they can offer him this summer and requested a trade. He is eligible to become a free agent by opting out of the final year of his contract in the summer of 2020.Did you know? Davis trademarked his unibrow sayings “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” in June of 2012.