Tougher background checks as CRB hits targets

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Tougher background checks are being introduced on people working with theelderly and adults with learning disabilities to prevent abuse and neglect. New plans will see Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks on existing carehome staff done at the highest level – using information held by the police todetermine if people are suitable for work with vulnerable adults. Improvements to the CRB’s performance and capacity means the Government canalso use enhanced checks on new and existing home help staff and new agencynursing staff. Announcing the more rigorous checks, community care minister Stephen Ladymansaid: “Care home providers, organisations representing vulnerable people,local councils and many individuals were among those who said that older peopleand those with learning disabilities or other needs should have the maximumlevel of protection from dangerous or unscrupulous individuals.” The introduction of the checks is now possible following the substantialimprovement in the CRB’s performance since last summer. In the past two months, it has issued an average of 44,000 disclosures aweek, compared with 24,500 a week in August 2002 and is now meeting its servicestandards for turnaround times. Weblink www.crb.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Tougher background checks as CRB hits targetsOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Hazard suffers fracture ahead Of Man City clash

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Eden Hazard’s season could be at risk after Real Madrid announced on Sunday that he had fractured his right ankle during his team’s 1-0 La Liga defeat at Levante. Belgium forward Hazard, whose first season at Real has been plagued by injury, will now miss Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 clash with Manchester City and the Clasico with league leaders Barcelona next weekend. He has made just 10 La Liga appearances this season after arriving from Chelsea for 100 million euros ($109 million), scoring once and adding one assist. Madrid did not announce a recovery time for Hazard but his latest setback will be a worry for Belgium boss Roberto Martinez ahead of Euro 2020 this summer. On Saturday, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted that the 29-year-old’s injury “doesn’t look good” ahead of those two huge matches, which could define his side’s season. Hazard was pictured with an ice pack around the same right foot he broke in November after being substituted in the second half of Saturday’s loss, which handed a two-point La Liga lead to Barca ahead of next week’s Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu. Hazard made his first start in almost three months against Celta Vigo last weekend and started again at Levante, with a view to regaining sharpness before the City showdown.Tags: ClasicoEden HazardManchester CitySantiago BernabeuZinedine Zidanelast_img read more

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Life in the fast lane

first_imgWhat’s different is how the Orange has fostered the change.New Hampshire’s was quick and circumstantial, a necessity-based decision of low risk and high reward. SU’s shift in strategy is somewhat of a spillover from the Doug Marrone-Nathaniel Hackett era, when Ryan Nassib led Hackett’s up-tempo, pro-style offense, and has gained steam and shape over time.In McDonald’s second game as offensive coordinator at the start of last season, Syracuse trailed Northwestern and made a Kelly-like switch. The offense spread out and with Drew Allen under center, found a groove. In the spring, after Hunt had earned the starting spot and helped the Orange finish the season on an upswing, McDonald went back to the idea and laid out the blueprint for his new scheme.But unlike other years when Syracuse would teach the offense a new set every day of training camp, McDonald has worked on one for two days before moving on to another. Everyone’s learning, seniors and freshmen, starters and reserves, a backward way of sidestepping a learning curve.“The beautiful thing about this for me is that they’ve all grown together,” McDonald said. “It’s just like having kids and raising them up, the raising part happened over the spring and now camp, but they’ve all been in the same boat.”McDonald added the offense has struggled but is now “starting to see the progress of all the work they’ve put in.” The progress that surfaced at times during intra-squad scrimmages at Syracuse FanFest and Fort Drum and has the offense looking, in flashes, like it’s playing in fast-forward.The key to moving so fast is quickly calling the play. While Hunt used to get the call from the sideline and relay it to the receivers, running backs and line, he now only has to worry about the front. The rest of the players get the play from their positional coach, with DeAndre Smith signaling to the running backs, Bobby Acosta to the tight ends, and so on.It goes as fast as Hunt wants, but also gives him more time to make adjustments at the line. The time that Hunt used to take relaying plays to his teammates is now spent reading the defense — with five seconds to do so, instead of one or two.“Those guys are picking up on signals really quick. They know what they’re doing and they’re executing on a high level,” Smith said. “There’s an edginess in that we’re really locked in and can really go as fast as we want.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse isn’t planning on huddling too often, if ever in 2014. That could mean more than just offensive efficiency. It could spring the Orange into a group that it has, until now, only admired. Conversation centered around Syracuse’s new, fast-paced offense ever since SU beat Minnesota in the Texas Bowl in December.So on the first day of training camp, offensive coordinator George McDonald didn’t waste any time.One hundred and sixty plays on Day One. One hundred and sixty more on Day Two. It was at his fingertips, the team that would carry out his plans to turn a middling Atlantic Coast Conference offense into a machine.But the players’ responses to the increase in snaps told him, “Not so fast.” Not yet, at least.“They noticed that we were dying and they didn’t know why. Then they realized we just ran 160 plays and that’s how fast we were going,” SU quarterback Terrel Hunt said. “Teams don’t average that in two games. That was the first two days of camp and we had to kick it back.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“But then we just started going faster and faster and no one was tired and everyone was ready to go.”Syracuse’s new-look, no-huddle offense could have a little something for everybody. Tight ends previously relegated to one role and one spot will find themselves in a hybridized position. A spread-out attack could lead to fifth-year running back Prince-Tyson Gulley’s best season yet. The Orange’s defense, which worked against the offense in the spring and all of camp, is that much sharper heading into its second ACC season.Then there’s the intangibles of an all-around sleeker system — from play-calling to route-running to the nuanced schematic wrinkles — that could put Syracuse football on a proverbial map. It’s the facet of the Orange’s no-huddle offense that is easy to lose in the shuffle, but may just matter the most.Moving fast and not going into a huddle, that’s a big swagger to have, man. That’s a lot of swagger for us. It could be big for this program to get that identity. That edge.Steve Ishmael, freshman wide receiverPart of the no-huddle fad, which has swept through college football and is seeping into the pros, can be traced back 11 years to Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Mass. New Hampshire, led by head coach Sean McDonnell, trailed Massachusetts in the middle of the third quarter.The Wildcats’ offense was sluggish at best, and McDonnell looked to offensive coordinator Chip Kelly to make a change.Kelly took huddling out of the equation. The offense moved, the Minutemen defense grew tired and although UNH lost 44-30, something clicked.“Once we did it to gain ground when we were behind we felt pretty comfortable and thought that maybe the best thing to do would be to run our whole offense that way,” McDonnell said. “The hardest thing to do was figure out the logistics and how to signal everything.”To do that, Kelly looked at other programs with no-huddle offenses and sculpted a system that fit his personnel. New Hampshire toyed with the new approach for the rest of the 2003 season and went fully no-huddle at the start of 2004.McDonnell doesn’t think that other programs followed Kelly’s guinea pig offense — the Wildcats’ stadium seats 8,000 fans and it has never played in a bowl game — but in a way, Syracuse has.In the spring, McDonald and SU quarterbacks coach Tim Lester listed offenses the Orange had broken down while molding its own. One of them was Oregon’s, Kelly’s college brainchild, and another the Philadelphia Eagles’, Kelly’s NFL project.It’s no coincidence that much of Syracuse’s new offense mirrors Kelly’s first experiment in Durham, N.H.“There are only so many different ways you can run an offense like this,” SU center John Miller said. “It’s important that we see how other programs are doing it because it’s new to us. There is a common way that teams are successful and I think we’ve tapped into that.” Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.center_img Published on August 27, 2014 at 11:54 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse This is placeholder text Advertisement As far as raw tempo goes, SU is in the same company as the programs it looks up to. Reaching McDonald’s goals of 84 plays per game and 18 seconds per play would push it well ahead, but Hunt added an important word to the preseason rhetoric:Execution.“If you’re going fast and not completing any passes and not having any success then you’re just out there fooling around,” Hunt said. “Anyone can go fast, and some are successful like Oregon and some aren’t.”Oregon, UCLA, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech. They don’t just go fast. They win. Their offensive identities are coupled by success. Their speed is illuminated by statistics.Whether Syracuse joins that class is now up to the 2014 team.Read next: ‘How I ride’: Gulley overcomes difficult start to SU career to emerge as team captain, feature back in senior season Commentslast_img read more

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Pogba using lockdown to prepare for return after injury woes

first_img“And then we have to get back on the pitch, so we have to be ready.“For myself, I have been out for a long time as well, so for me I just want to come back playing football.”Pogba, 27, has been in regular contact with his United team-mates during the lockdown as they follow the club’s fitness regime from home.Linked with a move away from fifth-placed United earlier this season, Pogba’s presence would boost their bid for Champions League qualification if matches can be played again eventually.“My advice first of all is to stay safe, stay at home and keep practising,” Pogba said.“There is always a way to work, you can work with anything you have at home, you can still do sit-ups, push-ups.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is using the coronavirus lockdown to step up his return to fitness after an injury-plagued season.Pogba had made just eight appearances for United this season before the health crisis forced the suspension of the Premier League in March.The French World Cup winner hasn’t played a single match in 2020 due to his persistent ankle problems.His last appearance came in a December 26 win over Newcastle, but Pogba has been keeping fit during the virus break and hopes to be ready if the Premier League can return in the summer.“I have a little home gym in my house,” Pogba told United’s website.“I can do some training, some running, some bike, go outside and do some things with the ball. I am just keeping busy and keeping healthy.“We have got to stay motivated, there is no other choice. It is a period and we don’t know until when it will be like this, but I still have goals in my head and one day hopefully this (pandemic) will stop. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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L-PLATE TEENAGER WAS DOING 160KM/HR IN RUSH TO SEE GIRLFRIEND

first_imgEaton: Was doing 160km/hrA TEENAGER who didn’t have a full drivers’ license was caught doing 100mph on his way home to see his girlfriend.Farmer Stanley Eaton, who is 19, was stopped by Gardaí in townland of Sharon, Glebe, Newtowncunningham on February 13. Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian agreed with Judge Paul Kelly that the reading of 160km/hr was the equivalent of 100mph.Eaton had a learner’s permit, was not accompanied by an experienced driver and hadn’t displayed ‘L’ plates on his car, the court heard.“It was a case where he was driving from Tipperary on a long journey, was almost home and on his way to see his girlfriend,” said Mr Dorrian.“This incident occurred on a long stretch of straight road and he had allowed his speed to creep up.”Mr Dorrian said Eaton, from Glenmacquinn, Letterkenny, admitted the speeding offence which took place 11 days ago.“He is the youngest of six children and no-one from the family has ever been before the courts before and in that sense it is something of an aberration for the family,” said the solicitor.Judge Kelly told Eaton that he was “a very lucky man” that Gardaí had caught him speeding when they did before an accident happened.He fined Eaton a total of €400 and told him he must sit a driving test.Eaton said he hoped to do so in “the next couple of months.”L-PLATE TEENAGER WAS DOING 160KM/HR IN RUSH TO SEE GIRLFRIEND was last modified: February 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:courtdangerous drivingletterkennyManorcunnighamStanley Eatonlast_img read more

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UFC rival Nate Diaz slams McGregor over boxing loss

first_imgDiaz won their first bout via rear-naked choke, while McGregor avenged that loss at UFC 202 via decision. /raRELATED STORIES:UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insistsUFC: Diaz not rushing McGregor trilogy, says he won both fights Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Read Next The 32-year-old lanky fighter reposted a photo from the UFC’s official Instagram page, which quoted McGregor as saying, “I Never Lose Either I Win Or I Learn.” Houston Rockets sold for $2.2 billion Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses In true Diaz fashion, he lashed out at his former adversary and described the “fight of the century” as “over promotion.”“He punched himself out the same way he lost in the Ufc there was no learning goin on..,” he wrote.“Bullsh** get off the nuts this the sh*t I’m talking about Bruce Lee would’ve never lost like that,” he added, along with another expletive hashtag and emoji.Diaz’s comments came after McGregor appeared to be winning the early rounds of the bout, before Mayweather picked up his rhythm en route to a TKO victory in the 10th round. The MMA fighter was visibly gassed mid-way to the fight—which Diaz knows all too well as McGregor’s cardio was also suspect the first time they fought at UFC 196 last year.Although Diaz’s smack talk is nothing new for MMA fans, it certainly sets up the stage for a a possible trilogy bout, when McGregor decides to return to the promotion.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Although he came up short against one of the best boxers to ever lace up a pair of gloves, Conor McGregor was widely praised by the mixed martial arts (MMA) community for his valiant effort against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut not everyone was pleased with the Irish superstar’s crossover from the octagon to the boxing ring, especially his rival Nate Diaz, who chastised the UFC Lightweight Champion in a recent social media post.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

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Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans’ rout of Spurs

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) works against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Demarcus Cousins added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-90 on Wednesday night.Jrue Holiday scored 13 points and Darius Miller chipped in 13 on four 3-pointers for the Pelicans, who’ve won two straight.ADVERTISEMENT New Orleans made 20 of 37 shots in the second half, when they led by as many as 30 points.New Orleans outrebounded San Antonio 45-39 and outscored the Spurs 50-36 in the paint. Trevor Ariza has 25 points, Rockets beat Nuggets Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice MOST READ Pau Gasol had 17 points and LaMarcus Aldridge 16 in a largely frustrating night for San Antonio. The Spurs shot only 39.8 percent (35 of 88) and went 6 of 24 from 3-point range.Rudy Gay added 19 for the Spurs, who raced to a lead as large as 15 points in the first quarter, but trailed 50-42 at halftime after the Pelicans surged ahead for good with a 15-2 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDavis had six points during the spurt, which began with his jumper and included his alley-oop dunk.The Pelicans then blew the game open by closing the third quarter with a 26-6 run fueled largely by Davis, who scored 12 of his points in the third quarter and also had a steal to set up one of Miller’s 3s. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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Ohio State womens tennis looks to rebound at Big Ten tournament

Junior Grainne O’Neill serves during a match at the OSU tennis center. The Buckeyes are set for the Big Ten tournament.Credit: Lindsey Oates / Lantern photographerDespite not having any seniors in this year’s lineup, the Ohio State women’s tennis team has fared well, winning a program record of 10 of its 11 Big Ten matches this spring.The No. 18 Buckeyes’ only loss in Big Ten play came on Friday when the Scarlet and Gray faltered at home against the then-No. 14 Michigan Wolverines.With the loss, the Buckeyes let a share of the regular-season Big Ten title slip away, but after defeating Michigan State two days later, OSU has re-routed the ship heading into the Big Ten Tournament.“We know that we’re very well prepared,” junior Grainne O’Neill said. “We’ve put in the work on and off the court and I think that shows. We’re just excited to get started and see how it goes.”The Buckeyes will be seeded in the two slot this weekend in Evanston, Ill., with a first-round bye as they await the winner of Purdue and Wisconsin.OSU has not been at the top of the Big Ten standings since winning the conference in 2000. Coach Melissa Schaub said she is happy with where her team is, and added that the key to winning is to simply keep working for it.“I think we compete really hard,” Schaub said. “I think college tennis is a lot about really good energy, coming out and competing every day, you’re not always going to play your best.“I tell these guys you can probably count on one hand the amount of times they’re going to walk off the court thinking they played unbelievable. The rest of it is just trying to gut it out and find a way.”O’Neill, who won her individual match in two sets against Michigan State, said she is excited for the tournament because it is a chance to be on a big stage and compete in a pressured and sometimes nerve-wracking environment.But her excitement for the challenge wasn’t there in years past.“I think mentally I’ve gotten a lot stronger,” O’Neill said. “And knowing that maybe in years before I might have gotten a little nervous in tight situations but just from playing so many matches I’ve gotten more confident and I know that I can pull off a win eventually if I just keep plugging away.”Schaub said she is proud of O’Neill’s ability to step up in pressure situations, given she is one of the older members of a youthful team.“We are a very young team,” Schaub said. “And for Grainne, who doesn’t know whether she’s going to be in there playing or not until sometimes the day of, she has stepped up huge.”However, in order to go far this weekend in the tournament and possibly get a chance to avenge their only Big Ten loss, it will be a team effort, Schaub said. And she added that she is proud of how the whole team has followed O’Neill’s lead.“I think they’ve all stepped up,” Schaub said of her team. “Certain matches, we’ve had certain people out and other people have had to jump in and step up, and they’ve done that really well. It’s just unbelievable for them and shows the kind of heart they have and the kind of team they are.”Michigan has won the Big Ten regular-season title for six consecutive years after beating the Buckeyes a week ago. But now it is tournament time, and OSU is excited to possibly get a second shot at the Maize and Blue, O’Neill said.“This year we are really, really prepared and we’re excited to play,” O’Neill said. “It’s always been a rivalry. Every time we play Michigan, we’re pumped up, and we just want to get that win and end that streak.”OSU is set to play its first Big Ten Tournament match on Friday at 2 p.m. against the winner of Purdue and Wisconsin, who play at the same time on Thursday. read more

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Iniesta opens up on struggle with depression

first_imgBefore the 2010 World Cup, Andres Iniesta had battled mental health and has revealed the extent depression had on him. The midfielder revealed he felt like he could not “take it anymore” as he suffered severe depression triggered by the death of his friend Dani Jarque who died in 2009 from a heart attack.Jargue was his national youth team colleague who had a huge impact on Iniesta. To show how deep his influence was on him, Iniesta scored a winning goal in the 2010 World Cup and dedicated it to Jarque.“You feel that it’s not you, that you don’t enjoy things, that the people around you are just people,” he said on Antena 3 TV.EnglandMichael Owen lashes out against Fabio Capello in his book Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 5, 2019 Turns out that Michael Owen has been holding grudges against everybody in football, this time he lashed out against Fabio Capello.It’s safe to say that…“You have no feelings or passion.“You end up feeling empty inside and there is a moment that you realise that you cannot take it anymore.“I had the ability to see that I needed to see someone to get out of that situation. The important thing is that in that period I never lost the spark.”last_img read more

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Tavernier admits that the expectations on Gerrard are high

first_imgSteven Gerrard has become the new Rangers coach and it is clear that many people will be watching and judging every one of this steps – and James Tavernier knows that the pressure is higher than ever before…The Rangers captain admitted that a lot of fans will be expecting their boys to win at least one trophy and the expectations will be high in every single competition that they will be in.Tavernier spoke about the upcoming season as he said, according to Sports Mole:“We’re playing for Rangers and the expectation is to bring trophies back to the club.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“The fans expect it, we expect it, we have winning mentalities. Our aim is to be in competition in all the trophies we are in.”“[Success] would be challenging for the title. We are Rangers, so we always have to be challenging for the title. You can’t expect anything less.”“We want to do well in the cup competitions and we really want to do well in the Europa League after what happened last season.”last_img read more

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