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Justice Ministry Child Section Launches “Anti-Theft” Campaign

first_imgThe Child Justice Section (CJS) of the Ministry of Justice, with support from UNICEF, has launched a juvenile delinquency prevention campaign with emphasis against stealing, in the Borough of New Kru Town.New Kru Town, a slum community, is one of the high-risk communities for juvenile crime.The event will be a community dialogue aimed at discouraging juveniles from coming into conflict with the law, or simply being arrested for theft and other minor offenses.The program is scheduled for Friday, August 28, at the New Kru Town Hall.The Acting Coordinator for the Justice Ministry’s CJS, Ms. Tomah Kennedy, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer yesterday in Monrovia, said the campaign is intended to encourage juveniles to make better decisions and to avoid peer pressure that would lead them to commit crimes.These series of dialogues will also address other issues like Super Friday, the abuse of drugs and alcohol, and juvenile violence.She added: “Our ultimate goal is to stop children from getting into conflict with the law and being arrested and to encourage them to make better decisions for their future.”Madam Kennedy pointed out that Friday’s program will comprise of a drama on the theme ‘stealing’ to be performed by the Ministry’s juvenile peer educators. There will be speeches, break-out group discussions and a raffle draw to climax the occasion.“We are expecting that the juveniles in attendance who, after hearing this message, will spread the word to their friends and throughout their community,” said the Acting Coordinator.“The slogan for this dialogue is ‘Think, Talk, Transform,’ with the concept that when we think about the problems and talk about solutions, we can transform lives,” she said.“Earlier this year, we held a dialogue in Bong County where over 350 youth benefitted and discussed how to avoid delinquent behaviors. After New Kru Town, we will move on to another community,” said Ms. Kennedy.Ms. Kennedy boasted that since the establishment of the CJS in 2010, there has been progress in the reduction of juveniles in prison.She explained that the CJS was established to work along with the Judiciary to advocate for juveniles in detention, prevent juvenile delinquency and assist in anti-human trafficking and adoption issues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No One Wants to Be a Poor Performer

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now A friend of mine is angry at the people he leads. They performed very poorly. In fact, they failed miserably. When he reviewed their performance with them, they were defensive. Some were even argumentative. This made my friend even more angry.No one wants to be a poor performer and no one wants to fail. No one wakes up in the morning and says to themselves, “You know what would be great today? Performing poorly and failing the people who count on me.”MindsetSuccess, results, and achievements of any kind all begin with a mindset. As a leader, it is your job to provide the vision, the mission, the identity, the purpose, and the values that give people a reason to perform their best.By sharing your vision, your mission, the identity you want for your team, and your values, you help your team recognize what’s important. You provide them with an answer to the questions, “Why? Why should I do this? Why is this important? Why does any of this even matter?”It’s true that some will resist or refuse to adopt the mindset they need. Some may even actively work against you. But most are looking for you to lead by giving them the beliefs they need to succeed.Skill SetsMost people don’t do things wrong on purpose. They don’t wake up in the morning and say to themselves, “Self? You know what would be great today? Making mistakes that cost my company time and money and embarass me in front of my peers.”People do things wrong when they haven’t developed the skills to do things right. You cannot teach people; you can only facilitate their learning. You can provide the training, but you also have to provide the coaching that allows them to work with the material, to make new observations and distinctions on their own and gain the competencies they need.Much of the time people fail when there are challenges for which they haven’t been trained or difficult issues that they aren’t yet sure how to deal with.If someone is failing because they don’t know how to do something, you are responsible for that failure as their manager or leader. You have to begin with the belief that they didn’t know how to do better unless and until they prove that they did know but didn’t care enough to get it right. In this case, go back to mindset.No one wants to be a poor performer and no one wants to fail. It’s easier to blame people than it is to give them the mindset and skill sets that they need. But blaming people does nothing to improve their results, and it is a terrible strategy. Helping people to grow is a better, more effective, and more sustainable strategy–even if it is more difficult.last_img read more

ICC World Cup 2011 schedule

first_imgThe ICC World Cup begins on February 19 with a match between India and Bangladesh. The finals will be played on April 2 in Mumbai. Here is the tournament schedule:No.Date & TimeMatchVenueResult1Sat 19 Feb 02:00 PM ISTIND vs BANShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played2Sun 20 Feb 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs KENMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiTo be played3Sun 20 Feb 02:30 PM ISTSL vs CANMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaTo be played4Mon 21 Feb 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs ZIMSardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraTo be played5Tue 22 Feb 02:30 PM ISTENG vs NEDVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurTo be played6Wed 23 Feb 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs KENMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaTo be played7Thu 24 Feb 02:30 PM ISTSA vs WIFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiTo be played8Fri 25 Feb 09:30 AM ISTAUS vs NZVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurTo be played9Fri 25 Feb 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs IREShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played10Sat 26 Feb 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played11Sun 27 Feb 02:30 PM ISTIND vs ENGEden Gardens, KolkataTo be played12Mon 28 Feb 09:30 AM ISTZIM vs CANVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurTo be played13Mon 28 Feb 02:30 PM ISTWI vs NEDFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiTo be played14Tue 01 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSL vs KENR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played15Wed 02 Mar 02:30 PM ISTENG vs IREM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)To be played16Thu 03 Mar 09:30 AM ISTSA vs NEDPunjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliTo be played17Thu 03 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs CANR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played18Fri 04 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs ZIMSardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraTo be played19Fri 04 Mar 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs WIShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played20Sat 05 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played21Sun 06 Mar 09:30 AM ISTSA vs ENGMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiTo be played22Sun 06 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs IREM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)To be played23Mon 07 Mar 02:30 PM ISTCAN vs KENFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiTo be played24Tue 08 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs NZPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyTo be played25Wed 09 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs NEDFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiTo be played26Thu 10 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSL vs ZIMPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyTo be played27Fri 11 Mar 09:30 AM ISTWI vs IREPunjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliTo be played28Fri 11 Mar 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs ENGZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, ChittagongTo be played29Sat 12 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs SAVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurTo be played30Sun 13 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs CANWankhede Stadium, MumbaiTo be played31Sun 13 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs KENM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)To be played32Mon 14 Mar 09:00 AM ISTBAN vs NEDZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, ChittagongTo be played33Mon 14 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs ZIMPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyTo be played34Tue 15 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSA vs IREEden Gardens, KolkataTo be played35Wed 16 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs CANM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)To be played36Thu 17 Mar 02:30 PM ISTENG vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiTo be played37Fri 18 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNED vs IREEden Gardens, KolkataTo be played38Fri 18 Mar 02:30 PM ISTNZ vs SLWankhede Stadium, MumbaiTo be played39Sat 19 Mar 09:00 AM ISTBAN vs SAShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played40Sat 19 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs PAKR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played41Sun 20 Mar 09:30 AM ISTZIM vs KENEden Gardens, KolkataTo be played42Sun 20 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiTo be played43Wed 23 Mar 02:00 PM ISTA1 vs B4 (1st Quarter Final, C)Shere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played44Thu 24 Mar 02:30 PM ISTA2 vs B3 (2nd Quarter Final, D)Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraTo be played45Fri 25 Mar 02:00 PM ISTA3 vs B2 (3rd Quarter Final, E)Shere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played46Sat 26 Mar 02:30 PM ISTA4 vs B1 (4th Quarter Final, F)R.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played47Tue 29 Mar 02:30 PM ISTWinner C vs Winner E (1st Semi Final)R.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played48Wed 30 Mar 02:30 PM ISTWinner D vs Winner F (2nd Semi Final)Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliTo be played49Sat 02 Apr 02:30 PM ISTSF1 vs SF2 (Final)Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiTo be playedadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Injured Praveen out, Sreesanth in

first_imgPacer Sreesanth was on Tuesday drafted into the Indian team, replacing injured Praveen Kumar, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Indian board announced. The decision was taken just 11 days before India play Bangladesh in the tournament opener on February 19 in Dhaka.Praveen has an elbow injury and he returned midway from India’s recent tour of South Africa as a precautionary measure to recuperate at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.In anticipation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had asked Sreesanth to stand by and reach the NCA. “Praveen Kumar has been ruled out of the World Cup due to an elbow injury. The all- India senior selection committee has picked Sreesanth as Praveen Kumar’s replacement. The ICC has confirmed that Praveen can be replaced by Sreesanth,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.The 28-year-old Kerala pacer, who bowls with passion, was naturally excited. “It is a great opportunity and a great challenge to be part of Indian team for the World Cup. I am lucky to be a part of it and am looking forward to giving my best in the tournament,” Sreesanth, who will be playing in his second World Cup, told reporters.”I am just looking forward to giving my best in the World Cup. I am absolutely fine with any role given to me. Whatever I would be asked to do, I will perform accordingly.” Sreesanth’s replacement was approved by the ICC’s event technical committee headed by David Richardson (ICC). It also includes Ratnakar Shetty (tournament director), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Anil Kumble ( host nominee), David Lloyd (independent nomination) and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nomination).advertisementIt would have been Praveen’s first World Cup. But his right elbow failed to respond in time and with the prospects looking bleak, the selectors had no choice but to quickly find a replacement.The Uttar Pradesh bowler from Meerut consulted Dr Andrew Wallace, a London- based surgeon who has treated many Indian players including Sachin Tendulkar, but it seems the injury is more serious than anticipated.It is a huge setback for Praveen, 24, an automatic starter in One- Day Internationals who usually bowls with pace spearhead Zaheer Khan. He has so far taken 57 wickets in 48 ODIs.Praveen Kumar checks out his elbow as Sachin Tendulkar looks on.Sreesanth, who joins Zaheer, Ashish Nehra and Munaf Patel – the other pacers in the 15- member squad – has captured 75 wickets in 51 ODIs.The pacer said he would try to better his economy rate, which he admitted was a concern. “I was worried about that aspect of my game, but in the last couple of years, whatever chances I have got I showed a lot of improvement.With age and experience you learn a lot. I am still learning and, hopefully, will do a good job,” he said.”There are no issues as far as subcontinent pitches are concerned.Zaheer, Ashish and Munaf have all played in World Cups before and have enough experience. We are ready to give our best. We are doing well and are number two in ODIs. Hopefully, by the end of the World Cup, we could be the number one team in the world.” Sreesanth, who composed a song to cheer the team in the World Cup, said: “I was looking forward to cheer the team, but now I am happy to be a part of it.”last_img read more

Ek Tha Tiger: A phenomenon called Salman Khan

first_imgEk Tha Tiger, which released on August 15, has crossed another milestone. After making the fastest Rs 100 crore at the box office in just 5 days, the movie has now crossed Rs 200 crore mark at the box office in just 12 days.Bollywood superstar Salman Khan continues to rule the cash counters with his spy film. With his recent record at the box office, looks like Salman Khans career is on an all-time high. With this Salman Khan has his hold firmly on the number one position in the industry now. There is a lot of hype around this Khan who has being also called Tiger Khan. Fans are going crazy over him. He has sparked off a major trend of the houndstooth patterned gamcha that he sports in Ek Tha Tiger.PlotIn the dark world of intelligence and espionage… all information is guarded in the name of national security… But some stories escape the fiercely guarded classified files… stories that become legends.This is one such story… a story that shook the very foundation of this dark world.In a government employees’ neighbourhood in New Delhi, there lived a rugged, handsome and mysterious bachelor about whom his neighbours knew nothing. That was because he was India’s top spy, an officer with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency. This man was known even in official corridors as TIGER (Salman Khan).Tiger is sent on a relatively easy and safe mission to Dublin, Ireland to observe a scientist of Indian origin who is suspected of sharing his research findings with the Pakistan defence establishment. Tiger attempts to meet the scientist but is not successful. He tries to befriend the scientist’s part time home caretaker, Zoya (Katrina Kaif). As Tiger begins to get closer to Zoya… he begins to discover his human side.advertisementFor the first time in his life Tiger falls in love…What follows is a tumultuous journey that Tiger and Zoya embark upon, battling the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from falling in love…The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth and  Ranveer Shorey and is directed by Kabir Khan. The story is written by Aditya Chopra.Drool! Ek Tha Tiger stillsWatch your favourite songs from Ek Tha Tiger:SaiyyaraLaapataMaashallah BanjaaraLet’s look at the buzz around Ek Tha TigerMovie review: Ek Tha TigerGloss over the ‘Hollywood style-ishness’ and you realise the film is basically all about creating enough excuses to let machoman Salman bash up the baddies and romance the pretty girl.Now, Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger being remade in Tamil?The roaring Tiger is breaking records with every passing day. From fastest Rs.100 crore to crossing Rs.200 crore, the producers of the film are laughing all the way to the bank.There are reports in the media that Ilayathalapathy Vijay will remake this commercial entertainer in Tamil. Rumors of a remake of the film in Telugu are being suggested as well but no names have been suggested so far for Telugu.Mystery behind Katrina’s red tilak revealed!Bollywood’s golden girl Katrina Kaif recently grabbed headlines, not for her performance in Salman Khan starrer Ek Tha Tiger but for the tilak she sported at private screenings of her film Ek Tha Tiger. According to sources, the tilak was nothing more than a religious one, applied to her forehead during a pooja she attended.No sequel to Salman Khan’s Ek Tha TigerDespite the ending of Salman Khan starrer superhit film Ek Tha Tiger leaving a scope for a sequel, the makers have denied any such move.Salman’s previous few films like No Entry, Wanted, Dabangg will have sequels and there were chances of a second instalment for his latest offering Ek Tha Tiger as well.”We have not thought of a sequel for Ek Tha Tiger. We don’t have any idea (story line) for the sequel,” Kabir told PTI. Even the producers have denied making a sequel. “With the success of the film, it would be the obvious conclusion for anybody to assume that the film deserves a sequel.last_img read more