Honduran Police Chiefs Undergo Polygraph Test

first_img “All members will endure the process, according to the arranged schedule (…) This is the first step taken to evaluate the Police’s high command of operation,” Eduardo Villanueva, head of the Police Career Investigation and Evaluation Office (DIECP), said on May 6, when the process started. About 50 senior officers of the Honduran Police, including director Juan Carlos “el Tigre” Bonilla, will undergo counter drug and polygraph tests on May 6, during an institutional purging campaign, caused by alleged organized crime infiltration, official sources stated. During the so-called “confidence tests,” the police officers are tested by a polygraph or a lie detector regarding drug consumption, as well as their psychological status. Getting a polygraph test is the quickest and the easiest way to detect deception. It has been used as a pre-employment measure and as in the above case should be used during the entire course of service to continuously test and evaluate the employees for false means of income and drug-testing. Many companies like Lie Detector Test UK https://www.liedetectors-uk.com/ are providing specialized services like these in their test packages. Honduras is facing an alarming crime rate, ranking first worldwide with 85.5 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Violence Observatory at the National University, nearly ten times the global average. center_img Furthermore, the test also verifies the police officers’ assets to determine if they correspond to their incomes; it also verifies whether any property has been transferred to family members. By Dialogo May 08, 2013 “After concluding this stage, we will continue with 50 more, which involves subordinates and immediate collaborators, so that we can assure society that we have a transparent police force that is doing its job,” DIECP’s chief added. last_img read more

On authority

first_img Share 8 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews On authority by: – January 30, 2012center_img Tweet Share Photo credit: steamcrow.com“…Unlike the Scribes, he taught them with authority.” (Mk. 1:21)Authority has no single meaning. The Oxford English Dictionary, for instance, has three definitions. It is first “the power or right to give orders and enforce obedience.” It is also “a person or organization exerting control in a political or administrative sphere.” Or, it is “the power to influence others, based on recognized knowledge or expertise.”The authority the people recognized in Jesus was not the authority of the first or second, but authority of the third kind, namely, his power to inspire and make them heed what he had to say. A simple way to explore his distinctiveness is to consider authority either as something you’re “in”, or something you “have.” To be “in” authority is to have a regulative position or status through election or appointment. Thus ministers of government are persons “in” authority; so are those who comprise boards of directors in business.Authority also goes hand in hand with certain roles. A parent, for instance, is by definition someone “in” authority; so is a teacher, a judge, a policeman or woman, or a parish priest.A moment’s reflection, however, tells us that to be “in” authority and to “have” authority are not one and the same thing. Many of those “in” authority “have” no authority. Many of those who “have” authority are not “in” authority. And therein lies a dilemma, because in the final analysis, “having” is more important. “In” authority is about system and structure, “having” is about soul.The episode at the heart of the Gospel today concerning the crowd’s comparative evaluation of Jesus and the Scribes illustrates this point very well. The crowd, as the text put it, was captivated by Jesus’ teaching, because he spoke to them as someone with authority, unlike the Scribes.Now the Scribes were among the social and intellectual leaders of the day. They went to the right rabbinic schools, belonged to a respected class, and enjoyed high social standing. Jesus was from Nazareth, a social backwater, from which “nothing good” ever came. And yet the crowd heeded what he had to say, unlike pronouncements from his betters. They were “in” authority, in other words, but he had it.To “have” authority is to possess qualities that influence and inspire. Inspiration is one of those things, besides bread, that humans need in order to live. Without vision, we are told, people perish. While we can individually often give ourselves motivation to do things, it’s very doubtful whether a society can move from a difficult present to an enhanced future without the stimulus of inspiration.Some forty odd years ago Jack Kennedy summoned the American people to a vision of difficulty and boldness, involving the exploration of space. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade,” he said, “and to do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Mandela, on the other hand, has inspired the world to think of the traditionally difficult in a new way: the bitter experiences of history can fruitfully be recalled without bitterness. Examples such as these, however, should not make us equate having authority with being charismatic. It is not just that the more ordinary among us can also display authority. It is that charisma is not the essential or defining feature of the quality. Evil geniuses too have had charisma. Indeed, some of them have had an extraordinary ability to mesmerize. One has only to recall the hypnotic influence Hitler wielded on his highly rational and intelligent subordinates.The authority to inspire is the ability to summon individuals to imagine that they can do bigger things than they think, and become much better than they are. We are often inclined to think of this capacity only in terms of politicians, but this is something any teacher in any primary school can facilitate, which many indeed have done. The foundation is a sense of solidarity with others and the sense of having heard the summons oneself.I do not wish to minimize the power of the political to generate these possibilities in the broader society. Considering the scope politicians enjoy for influencing the lives of citizens, it is certainly a legitimate expectation to hope that along with such power they should display a care for society’s overall enhancement, for the things, as I mentioned earlier, that we need to live by, apart from bread. But the task applies to many others too, in the religious and the other essential social sectors. We need many more persons who can speak, act and conduct themselves with authority, whether or not they may happen to be persons who are in authority.By: Father Henry Charles Phdlast_img read more

Schmidt keeping close eye on Sexton

first_img Schmidt fears Earls could be out for as long as two months, thanks to knee ligament damage suffered in Munster’s Heineken Cup clash with Edinburgh on Sunday. “I’d say there might be a bit of medial damage there,” said Schmidt, ruling Earls out of Ireland’s opening two matches. “If it is, it could be anything from three to six, to eight weeks. Press Association Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt hopes Johnny Sexton comes through Racing Metro’s Top 14 tussle with Toulouse unscathed, after confirming Keith Earls is a serious RBS 6 Nations doubt. Schmidt was forced to admit Ireland are not happy with losing “control” of Sexton during the autumn internationals. The Ireland boss lamented 28-year-old Sexton playing 13 games in 10 weeks in the autumn approach, eventually succumbing to a hamstring complaint. Racing rested Sexton for last weekend’s 28-3 Heineken Cup hiding at Clermont, but only because they had already bombed out of the competition. The Paris club’s sorry return of one win in the first five rounds of European action meant they could neither qualify for the quarter-finals nor drop into the Amlin Challenge Cup last eight. All too aware Racing were not doing Ireland any favours, Schmidt still hopes to benefit. “Jonny’s a lot fresher. He didn’t play last weekend down in the swamp at Clermont which I’ve never seen before,” he said. “So he was a lot fresher. I think he’s in really good shape for the Six Nations. “Certainly, if Racing had still been in the Heineken Cup, he’d have played last weekend and if they’d been playing Toulouse this week he’d have played again. “The fact that they were out of the Heineken Cup meant that they didn’t require Johnny to play and hopefully, touch wood, there’s no injury in Toulouse and he’ll be ready to go for Scotland.” Cardiff Blues back-rower Robin Copeland will join Munster in the summer, and has won selection to Ireland’s Six Nations training squad. After Sean O’Brien, Paul O’Connell and Keith Earls signed new IRFU deals, Leinster number eight Jamie Heaslip is Ireland’s only front-line star still out of contract in the summer. Heaslip has been heavily courted by Toulon, but, even though Schmidt is “hopeful” the 30-year-old stays at Leinster, he said he has not discussed the ongoing saga with the loose-forward. Schmidt reiterated Ireland would be able to more easily prepare their squad if their stars ply their club trade at home. “I have intentionally not spoken to Jamie about it at all in camp over the last two days and he hasn’t mentioned it to me either,” Schmidt said. “We’ve talked about rugby, funnily enough, and Scotland. “The only exile we really have in the squad is Johnny. Even Robin Copeland is coming back to Munster to play in Ireland, so I think it does make it easier for us to manage a player. “There are a couple of guys who are playing well overseas, but, if it is a 50-50 decision, you tend to go for the guy that you have better access to and are more able to manage. It just makes sense to do that.” “Certainly he’ll be unavailable for the Scotland and Wales games.” Fly-half Sexton will be Ireland’s only Six Nations star in club action this weekend. The bulk of Schmidt’s senior players will remain in the national team camp, but France-based Sexton has no such luxury. Instead he will turn out at Paris’ Stade de France on Friday night, with his Ireland boss crossing fingers on the injury front. France coach Philippe Saint-Andre can withhold 23 of his squad from club action this weekend, in a new initiative. Ireland are powerless to intervene where Sexton is concerned, but Schmidt admitted he will be watching carefully, with the February 2 Dublin clash against Scotland drawing in. “I expected it,” Schmidt said of Sexton’s club commitment. “Racing play Toulouse and he is being taken back for that game. “He will get back [to Ireland’s training camp], hopefully, Saturday evening or Sunday morning depending on his well-being.” last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgTokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.There had been talk of switching the Olympics to spring, a move that would coincide with the blooming of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. But it would also have clashed with European soccer and North American sports leagues.The new Olympic dates conflict with the scheduled world championships in track and swimming, but those events are now expected to also be pushed back.In other Olympic news:— Tokyo Olympic Committee CEO Toshiro Muto is promising transparency in calculating the costs of reschedule the Olympic Games. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, an emeritus professor of sports economics at Kansai University, puts the costs as high as $4 billion. That would cover the price of maintaining stadiums, refitting them, paying rentals, penalties and other expenses. Japan is officially spending $12.6 billion to organize the Olympics. However, an audit bureau of the Japanese government says the costs are twice that much. All of the spending is public money except $5.6 billion from a privately funded operating budget. Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Formula One team Mercedes has helped to develop a breathing aid that could keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care and ease some pressure on Britain’s strained health service.As part of a combined effort involving seven Britain-based teams, Mercedes worked with engineers at the University College London and clinicians at University College London Hospital to adapt and improve a device that bridges the gap between an oxygen mask and the need for full ventilation.The device has been used extensively in hospitals in Italy and China.SAUNDERS-LICENSE SUSPENDEDBritish boxer has license suspended over video comments Update on the latest in sports: — The governing body of triathlon says it wanted the rescheduled Olympics to be held earlier in the year to avoid the summer heat but has accepted the new date of July 23, 2021 for the opening ceremony. All sports federations involved in the Olympics signed off on the new dates. The International Olympic Committee previously moved the marathons and race-walking events to Japan’s northern city of Sapporo and scheduled most of them to start early in the morning to avoid the heat in Tokyo.— The governing body of track and field says it supports the new dates for the Tokyo Olympics and is working with organizers in Eugene, Oregon, to move its world championships to 2022. The 2021 track worlds were scheduled to be next year from Aug. 6-15. World Athletics says it will consult with the organizers of the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships, which are scheduled to take place in 2022.F1-RED BULLRed Bull’s Marko says he proposed F1 coronavirus campVIENNA (AP) — Red Bull motorsport adviser Helmut Marko has proposed holding a training camp where Formula One drivers could get infected by the new coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTOKYO DATESTokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British boxer Billy Joe Saunders had his boxing license suspended today after publishing a social media video in which he appeared to condone domestic violence amid the coronavirus outbreak.The WBO super-middleweight champion filmed himself working out and offered men advice on how to hit their female partners during the lockdown.The British Boxing Board of Control says it investigated Saunders’ comments and decided to suspend his license under the regulations for misconduct. The body says a hearing will take place “at a time and venue to be confirmed as soon as possible.”Saunders, who is unbeaten in 29 fights, was close to agreeing to fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Las Vegas before the outbreak of the pandemic.He has apologized for his remarks and says he’ll be making a donation of 25,000 pounds ($30,750) to a domestic abuse charity.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 That idea was rejected by the team. Marko has told Austrian public broadcaster ORF he wanted to gather drivers while the F1 season is suspended.Marko suggested it would be good for Red Bull’s drivers to be infected now so they could recover in time for scheduled races later in the year.Marko said the idea “was not accepted positively” within Red Bull and was abandoned.VIRUS OUTBREAK-F1-MERCEDESMercedes F1 team helps to develop breathing aid in pandemic March 30, 2020last_img read more