Force Structure – Tech Com Forces Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:38:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Force Structure – Tech Com Forces 32 32 Police Special Forces and Training Schools Bills Pass Second Reading in Senate – Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:16:00 +0000

A Bill establishing the Nigeria Police Special Forces and the Nigeria Police Special Forces Training School, Gwoza, Borno State has passed its second reading in the Senate.

The sponsor of the bill, who is also the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, Ali Ndume, said the bill would enable the country to effectively combat banditry and terrorism once established.

He said: “The Nigerian Police Special Forces Training School at Gwoza is said to combat, among others, terrorism, insurgency, banditry and other heinous crimes. It will train the manpower required for special forces to enhance effective national security through the provision of professional training and knowledge, as well as the awarding of certificates to deserving and qualified officers at the outcome of training.

The proposed agency would collaborate with sister agencies in Nigeria and relevant international agencies on issues relating to terrorism, he said.

“It will provide advanced counter-terrorism, drill, counter-insurgency, espionage and disorder management training to police and other security officers serving in Nigeria and abroad, and will offer regular courses and training that will qualify regular Nigeria Police personnel to serve in Police Mobile Force units,” Ndume said.

However, Senators Chukwuka Utazi and Oker Jev opposed the bill, saying creating another special force would lead to duplication of police roles.

Other senators, who supported the bill, expressed hope that it would go a long way in tackling crime in most parts of the country.

Senate Vice President Ovie Omo-Agege, who chaired the plenum, referred the bill to the Police Affairs Committee for further legislative action and a report in four weeks.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has commissioned a new model police station in the Madi area of ​​Ilorin, Kwara State, sparking optimism that the structure would help reduce cases of kidnapping in metropolitan France.

Parts of Ilorin have recently been the scene of kidnapping attacks, particularly the area of ​​Oko Olowo where the police station is located.

After the project was commissioned in Ilorin yesterday, the IGP told reporters that the building would bring the police closer to the people.

“The police will work in a conducive atmosphere in terms of office environment and decent housing to enable them to provide more services. They will be there 24 hours a day. Very close to the office is home and vice versa. We expect more dedication and motivation, as well as improved delivery,” he said.

The IGP, which said the structure would be replicated in many states of the federation, added that the federal government would like to have such a station in all regions of the country as a model.

Kwara State Police Commissioner Paul Odama commended IGP in promotion, welfare, logistics, discipline, teamwork, online policing and digitalization of the police in the country, just as he called for the construction of more police stations. in the state.

“The construction of the new model police stations in 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is one of the prime examples of innovation that the IGP has brought to the Nigerian Police, despite insufficient funding due to the economic downturn in the country,” he said.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, during the event, said the state will benefit a lot from the police station, adding that more allocations will be made available to all security agencies in the next state budget.

He commended the IGP, state police personnel and other security agencies for their efforts to secure the state.

‘Spirited’ is jam-packed with solid show tunes and full-force party cheers Sun, 13 Nov 2022 18:42:21 +0000

If anyone ever wished for a Christmas musical starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds, wish no more, because Fiery is looking to scratch that itch starting Nov. 18 on Apple. Not only reboot A Christmas Carol for contemporary audiences, but doing so with very festive dance numbers.

Written by John Morris and director Sean Anders, this scholarly adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic allows the two leading men to develop their charisma. Ferrell takes on haunting duties as a Christmas present, while Reynolds can embrace his cynical side thanks to PR profiteer Clint Briggs – which Anders makes sure to take full advantage of by allowing the chemistry between them to flourish, bound by nothing more than boatloads of show. tunes.

After an infectious opener that features Marley (Patrick Page), Christmas Past (Sunita Mari) and Present – ​​this Apple original wastes no time establishing plot points. As is tradition with this Dickensian stalwart, redemption remains a moral imperative when it comes to making history work. After more than four decades of offering salvation to redeemable souls, Present is conflicted about retiring and decides to stay one more year.

Ryan Reynold's new Christmas movie has critics split in two
Picture: Apple Originals

However, with all the Christmas pieces in place and the scripted scenarios lit green, these afterlife experts run into an unexpected problem. One that begins with the arrival of Briggs from Reynolds, seconds after their intended pick has surfaced. Beyond the sharp sarcasm, deadpan delivery, and effortless comedic timing that follows, something far more surprising elevates Spirited above its competition.

It turns out that Reynolds has the ability to be a real man of song and dance. Channeling tunes from lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, both of The Earth, this laconic top-notch shoe weaves its way through a film that’s surprisingly light on schmaltz. Following a tried-and-tested formula that compels Clint to encounter pivotal moments in his life, with the intention of experiencing a life-changing epiphany, Fiery remains an audiovisual treat with authentic charm.

With Ferrell in full force balancing family fare and adult-oriented humor, Apple has certainly delivered something special. Alongside Octavia Spencer as Clint’s personal assistant, Kimberly, this film also showcases her captivating vocal talents, while introducing audiences to the Oscar-winning actress’ softer side, which compounds the feel-good factor. be of this obviously festive musical, while squeezing a little love. item of interest.

That life’s lessons are learned and epiphanies lived goes without saying, as writer/director Anders never shy away from emotional manipulation. When Fiery drift into the arena of originality, it happens through structure, as this redemption story swings between the central protagonists, allowing each to reach their own emotional resolution before bonding over common ground .

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrel in Spirited
Picture via Youtube / Apple TV

Story and structure aside, the film’s success comes down to a sense of the ensemble cast, where everyone involved bands together to make things work. Both Reynolds and Ferrell seem to relish the chance to try something new, throwing genuine enthusiasm behind every musical number. The success rate of these tracks is also surprising, as the overall momentum is maintained by their quality as a whole.

Fortunately, not only Fiery contain songs that are sure to become classics, but they are sung with a level of commitment that elevates everything else. With a combination of supreme visual effects and inventive choreography orchestrated by Chloe Arnold, audiences will be swept away by this musical long before it hits the holiday season proper.

Not only embracing the perfect meta-moments that spice up this shamefully upbeat Christmas tale, but having your eyes opened to Ferrell and Reynolds like they’ve never been seen before. High weaves its way through a series of majestic spectacle bits that may not challenge Broadway regulars, but will certainly deliver their fair share of jaw-dropping moments from two of Hollywood’s most unlikely musical stars.

Big in show and big in life lessons, Fiery manages to surprise, inspire and entertain in equal measure. Not only by subverting certain expectations, but by betting on the untested abilities of an ensemble that come out on top in the best possible way.

Immigration cannot undo population aging Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:08:52 +0000

There is simply little debate that immigration cannot stop or even dramatically slow population aging in low-fertility countries like the United States at current levels or even with a substantial increase. The only way immigration could have a very big impact on the age structure of the United States is if it were historically unprecedented and constantly increasing. There are several reasons for this: First, immigrants age like everyone else over time. Second, their fertility is not much higher than that of the native-born and is declining. Third, immigrants arrive at all ages and add to the population through the age structure. Fourth, when the children of immigrants born in the United States enter the labor force, a significant share of their immigrant parents will have reached retirement age, thus increasing the number of workers and retirees.

Academic Demographers on Immigration and Aging

Oxford demographer David Coleman noted of immigration:

It is already well known that it can only prevent population aging to unprecedented, unsustainable and growing levels of influx.

In an important 1992 article in Demography, economist Carl Schmertmann showed that mathematically:

The constant influx of immigrants, even at relatively young ages, does not necessarily rejuvenate populations with low fertility. In fact, immigration may even contribute to the aging of the population.

Thomas Espenshade, the former chair of Princeton’s sociology department and director of its graduate program in population studies observed several years ago:

It becomes apparent that the effect of alternative immigration levels on the age structure of the population is small, unless we are willing to accept a volume of US immigration of historic proportions. … Immigration is an awkward and unrealistic policy alternative to offset a domestic labor shortage or to correct a perceived imbalance in the retiree/worker ratio in the United States.

Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Professor of Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute:

[I]immigration cannot maintain a young demographic structure for a country in the long term… arithmetic does not work.

Census Bureau projections. The U.S. Census Bureau said as part of its population projections in 2000 that while immigration may have a short-term impact, it is a “very inefficientmeans increasing the share of the population of working age in the long term. The most recent population projections from the Census Bureau show a total US population in 2060 of 376.2 million in a “low immigration scenario” and 446.9 million in a “high immigration scenario” – a difference of 70.7 million (table np2017-a). Yet, the share of the working age population (18 to 64) in 2060 would be 56.3% in a low immigration scenario and 57.4% in a high immigration scenario, a difference of only 1 .1 percentage point (table NP2017-D%). So the impact of 71 million additional US residents as a result of immigration is quite modest.

Immigration Studies Analysis Center. Using the U.S. Census Bureau’s fertility and mortality assumptions and varying their migration assumptions, an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies shows the relatively small impact of immigration on the aging United States over the next half century. An interesting conclusion from our projections is that if we wish to use immigration to maintain the current share of the working-age population, we would need to admit five times as many immigrants as are currently arriving, bringing the total population at 706 million, which is more than double its current size. The immigrant population would rise to 257 million in such a scenario. This equates to three quarters of the entire US population in 2022. We also found that even doubling the current level of immigration still has only a modest impact on the share of workers.

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