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Holder wants more effort

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):West Indies captain Jason Holder has once again lamented the lack of an all-round team effort, following his side’s 2-1 series loss to Pakistan here yesterday.Chasing their first series win over the Pakistanis in nearly three decades, West Indies succumbed to a six-wicket defeat at the Guyana National Stadium, with only a few players coming to the fore.Shai Hope (71) and Jason Mohammed (59) got half-centuries, but just one other batsman passed 20 as the Windies were restricted to 233 for nine off their 50 overs.”We’ve got a few positives to shout about. Obviously, credit must go to [Jason Mohammed], I thought he played a really good series,”said Holder.”Shai Hope came in today and played a really good innings, but it is just about getting a collective effort going now.”I think we’ve come to a stage where we’ve got individual performances but not being able to get over the line, so I think that’s one of the things we have to work on going forward.”The trio of off-spinner Ashley Nurse, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul managed just one wicket in the 24 overs they sent down, and Holder noted that this lack of incisiveness had hurt the Windies at a key stage of the game.”We started well with the ball, got early wickets, put them under pressure but we didn’t get the wickets in the middle from the spinners,” Holder pointed out.”Credit must go to how Mohammad Hafeez played and also Shoaib Malik. They really set the platform for Pakistan, and they batted deep.”And though the pitch was a difficult one to score freely on, Holder said he could not blame the track for his side’s performance.”I can’t fault the pitch. I must say this is one of the better pitches I have seen here in Guyana for a very long time,” the Barbadian all-rounder said.”Credit must go to the ground staff here and I hope we can get pitches like this, going forward in the future, here in Guyana.”last_img read more

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LAPD deserves better than recent tirade

first_imgOur report also stated that the department seeks to balance the attainment of specific service goals (response times) with specific deployment strategies that result in the reduction of serious violent and property crime. Our performance measures are what they are. We were factual and accurate in their depiction. Additionally, I defend the outstanding job the men and women of the LAPD are doing on a variety of fronts in service to the people of the Valley, as well as the city as a whole. Simply stated, our numbers are too few in every neighborhood and community of this city. However, these same communities are made safer today by the dedication of our men and women who work in partnership with those they are sworn to protect. And while we are continually striving to improve our performance, we will not purposely mislead or violate the public’s trust for a speaking point or statistical quote. As the saying goes, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. We have presented the facts and merely ask for fairness in the evaluation and conclusions reached. In closing, a well-informed public is essential to the existence of a democratic nation. As a department, we seek to foster a cooperative climate with the media built on mutual respect. The LAPD deserves better than this most recent tirade. Michel R. Moore is deputy chief, Operations-Valley Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Historical data stretching back five years were provided to more accurately depict performance measures over the course of several years, especially in comparison to other parts of the city. Recognizing that the Daily News has a pretty dim view of just about everything public servants do in regards to providing services to the Valley, the editorial board chose to single out one calculation. Particularly disingenuous was their decision to reference in the editorial a specific LAPD claim of a 30 percent reduction in response time to emergency calls for service. Let me be clear: The report detailed response times for emergency, urgent and routine calls for service depicted in chart and graph form for each year from 2003-2007. The only summary our report made on the subject was that overall citywide response times have improved since 2003. WITH its editorial titled “LAPD’s numbers game” (Oct. 4) we have yet another example of the willingness of the Daily News editorial page to callously throw out insulting allegations of fraud and misrepresentation against public servants. In this most recent incident, the editorial board asserted the Los Angeles Police Department is “cooking the books” in its report on deployment in the San Fernando Valley. The underlying purpose of their destructive and mean-spirited rant? Apparently to reassert the never-ending mantra that more officers are needed in the San Fernando Valley. As a point of information, the department’s report on the efforts to add additional patrols in the Valley was 15 pages of information, plus attachments detailing citywide deployment numbers, response times, citation productivity and revenues generated, and efforts to reduce gang violence. last_img read more

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first_imgThe HSE has said a report into flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital will be ready within a “matter of weeks.”Flashback – the flood at the hospital last year. Donegaldaily.comHowever, no exact date for the publication of a report has been issued.A spokesman for the HSE says the report is in the final stages. However it will then have to be passed on to the Letterkenny General Hospital Rebuild Steering Group before being published.This is a response from the HSE on the issue.“The report is in the final stages of due process; once HSE Estates has completed the report in the coming weeks it will be sent to the Saolta Group as commissioners of the report.“The report will be given to the LGH Rebuild Steering Group and published shortly thereafter.” HSE SAYS FLOOD REPORT WILL BE PUBLISHED IN ‘COMING WEEKS’ BUT NO DATE GIVEN was last modified: April 9th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:FLOODINGhospitalHSEletterkennylast_img read more

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