APNU/AFC cabal must answer our citizens at the polls

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) recently indicted its readiness to address competently, the institutional oversight of General and Regional Elections. In the last week of December 2018, several of our widely circulated newspapers reported the following statement of GECOM’s Public Relations Officer, Ms Yolanda Ward, who in relation to the passing of the No-Confidence motion, affirmed that GECOM would uphold its constitutional mandate. She said:“For us at GECOM, it’s our constitutional mandate to conduct General and Regional Elections as well as Local Government Elections. If that is the decision that we will have to conduct elections within a short period, then we will have to ensure that those elections are held as required, because it is our constitutional mandate. I’m sure that our Standard Operating Procedures will click into gear and we will be prepared to execute elections at a time we have been asked to do.”Further, it is wide knowledge that GECOM has a register of registrants that is valid until the end of April 2019. It is based on the ninth and tenth cycle of continuous registration, and the last claims and objection exercises were undertaken in preparation for the November 12, 2018, Local Government Elections. Hence, GECOM should not have too many adjustments to be fully prepared for the Elections within the constitutionally due “90 Days”, after the Government has fallen. It is no secret that this APNU/AFC Government has demonstrated traits of being the most corrupt Government to occupy the seats of our National Assembly. In exercising Government matters, they are most dictatorial, non-transparent and acutely disrespectful to our people and Country’s obligations.They have failed to fulfil all their Manifesto promises to the citizens while enriching themselves. Significantly, production in most of the vibrant activities and areas they inherited have dropped drastically. This vindictive regime has dashed our youths’ future to the wolves rather than secure it. Spiralling crime, cost of living, as well as increasing taxes, now threatens and enslaves our basic existence, as this illegal Cabinet now attempts to force our people to witness their mantra and geriatrics in Parliament. The mansions and expensive Cadillac lifestyles of the few in the APNU/AFC cabal are too much for our small and hardworking population to bear.Ramjattan’s recent cries and utterances about new House to House Registration is merely a futile attempt to confuse the public and delay the process of having General and Regional Election in the stipulated, constitutionally-due date defined by the 90 days period. GECOM’s continuous registration activities improved the same list of registrants by way of the approved methods for use at the 2015, 2016 and 2018 elections. Given there were no outcries from Ramjattan or the APNU who deemed it good for those occasions, what is the issue now?It is public knowledge that there is a process in place to address the issue of deceased persons on the List of Registrants whereby the GRO department would submit a list of deceased names, which GECOM shall delete after authentication. We now await the statements of GECOM’s Chairman Justice (Retired) James Patterson, who is expected back at work on January 22, 2019.Mr Ramjattan, your time of calling is now! You and the fraudulent APNU/AFC cabal must answer our citizens at the polls!Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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Sonko to reward Kenya amputee team Sh2m if they win World Cup

first_img“Bravo to the Kenya amputee national football team for beating USA 2-1 in the ongoing amputee World Cup in Mexico. I continue praying for you and wish you all the best in your remaining matches as I send you some pocket money through the Western Union,” Sonko said on his official Facebook page.Kenyan amputee team popularly known as “Amputee Stars” face defending champions Russia on Thursday night in a crucial game that will determine Kenya’s fate at the tournament.The team qualified for the second round of the tournament after finishing second in group F following their 3-0 victory over African Champions Liberia 3-0, and later USA 2-1. The team however started the tournament on a low note after losing 4-1 against Turkey.Governor Sonko came to the aid of the financially troubled Amputee team after he facilitated their allowances to participate in the event in South America and he also purchased kits for the team which failed to get national team jerseys for the World Cup.The tournament that kicked-off on October 24, ends on November 5, 2018.Kenya played at the last edition of the World Cup in 2014, where it emerged in position 17 out of 24 countries.The Amputee tournament comprise of seven players aside which takes 50 minutes full time. Each half takes 25 minutes with players using elbow crutches having players from any age Group.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has promised to reward the Kenya Amputee football team Sh2mn if they win World Cup. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has promised to reward the Kenya Amputee national football team Sh2 million if it wins the ongoing Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico.The Governor has also vowed to give the team a cash reward of Sh1 million if they finish as runners up in the global tournament, Sh500,000 if they finish third and Sh250,000 if they qualify for the quarter finals.last_img read more

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Hazard joins Real Madrid for Zidane re-build

first_imgHis contract at the Premier League club was due to expire next year but the Blues drove a hard bargain for the forward, who will reportedly cost Madrid an initial 100 million euros ($113 million), with another 45 million in potential add-ons.The full amount would trump the 101 million euros Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale and the 91 million euros they spent to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.An unveiling at the Santiago Bernabeu is expected next week, once Hazard returns from international duty with Belgium, who play Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kazakhstan on Saturday and Scotland on Tuesday.It means Madrid’s spending spree is picking up pace following the arrivals of defender Eder Militao and striker Luka Jovic from Porto and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively.But Hazard is the gem Zinedine Zidane can build his new team around and brings the kind of stardust Madrid fans have craved ever since the sale of Ronaldo to Juventus last summer.Ronaldo’s departure created a void up front that Madrid failed to fill last season, the team struggling for goals en route to finishing 19 points behind Barcelona in La Liga and crashing out to Ajax in the last 16 of the Champions League.Hazard, who scored 110 goals in seven seasons at Chelsea, will be expected to help plug the gap has long-been admired by Zidane and Madrid president Florentino Perez.“We have wanted to sign Hazard for several years and I hope he will come this year,” Perez told Spanish radio station Onda Cero last month.Less clear is where Hazard will fit into Zidane’s starting line-up. Assuming he plays in his favoured position on the left of a front three, it would mean displacing the 18-year-old Brazilian, Vinicius Junior, who enjoyed a brilliant breakthrough year last season.Chelsea said the club had tried to persuade Hazard to stay.“Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden – and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay – we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid,” Chelsea club director Marina Granovskaia said in a statement.– Bale doubt –Eden Hazard has made 100 appearances for Belgium since his international debut in 2008 © AFP/FileHazard’s arrival also adds more uncertainty around the future of Gareth Bale, who has played both on the left and right of the attacking trio in recent months but is clearly not part of Zidane’s plans.Madrid want to sell Bale to raise money for more signings, with French left-back Ferland Mendy the next player expected to arrive, from Lyon.But the Wales international will not be forced out and has so far shown no interest in the handful of clubs that have shown interest. Neither Bale nor his agent Jonathan Barnett have spoken to the club since the end of the season.Hazard though would do well to match Bale’s record in Madrid as he looks to add to the trophies he won at Chelsea, which included two Premier League and two Europa League titles, as well as one FA Cup and one League Cup.At the end of the 2014-15 season, in which Chelsea won the league, Hazard was awarded both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season. He was named in the PFA Premier League team of the year four times, in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.If Madrid pay the full amount, Chelsea stand to make a profit of more than 100 million euros, having signed Hazard for close to 40 million euros from Lille in 2012.Chelsea had just won the Champions League when Hazard chose them over several other clubs but they have failed to replicate the success in the competition. After reaching the semi-finals in 2014, Chelsea have not gone past the last 16 in the last five seasons.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Belgium’s Eden Hazard’s last match for Chelsea was a victory in last month’s Europa League final © AFP/File / OZAN KOSEMADRID, Spain, Jun 7 – Eden Hazard completed his long-awaited move from Chelsea to Real Madrid on Friday and could become the Spanish club’s most expensive signing in their history.Real said Hazard, 28, had signed a five-year contract.last_img read more

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White says it’s `50-50′ he’ll return

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson One person who will advise White is his cousin, Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups. “I could ask him for stuff,” White said. “My uncle and my cousin will play a big role and set up everything for me.” Fateful break Trojans freshman linebacker Brian Cushing has started the past three games but up until mid-October, it appeared he might redshirt after suffering a dislocated shoulder and nerve damage before the second game against Arkansas. But a day after it was believed he would redshirt, Cushing got cleared by USC doctors, although he will undergo surgery after the season. Officially, at least, there’s still a chance tailback LenDale White will wear a USC uniform next season instead of opting for the NFL. “It’s 50-50 right now,” White said. “I love playing college football.” Whether White returns won’t be decided until after the Rose Bowl, but unlike fellow underclassmen Reggie Bush and Winston Justice, White hasn’t narrowed the list of agents to sign with after the season. “I can go all the way up to the draft and pick an agent,” White said. “I haven’t started interviewing agents. I’ll do it when I decide what to do.” center_img “We were 12 hours away from redshirting him in our eyes,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. But Cushing said the chain of events wasn’t quite as dramatic. “I don’t think it was all decided in one day,” Cushing said. “I did a lot of rehab and I had a feeling they would let me play because it felt a lot better. My nerve didn’t bother me as much.” Trojan tidbits Although USC is staying at the official Rose Bowl hotel, the Trojans will check out Tuesday and switch to their regular hotel in Los Angeles, to make the game seem more like a regular home contest. … Linebacker Keith Rivers and tight end Dominique rd will start while linebacker Thomas Williams is available to participate on special teams. Rivers overcame a hamstring injury while Williams recovered from knee surgery. Byrd has shared time with sophomore Fred Davis, but will start. … USC will bring an extra facemask to the game for freshman Rey Maualuga, who said he broke four facemasks and eight chin straps this season, including two facemasks in the Washington game. “It just happens,” Maualuga said. “I don’t think about it, it just comes from head-to-head contact.” … USC will close its final practice today at Cromwell Field. The rains will force the Trojans to practice on FieldTurf for their final three practices. “The turf is so soggy, we just can’t go out there,” Carroll said. — Scott Wolf Bush talks Young If Texas quarterback Vince Young and USC running back Bush aren’t the enemies the press has spent the past month making them out to be, they aren’t exactly friends either. The usually articulate Bush stumbled through his words Sunday while trying to find diplomatic answers to questions about a potential feud brewing between the two. “I wouldn’t say there was an edge,” Bush recalled when asked about their first meeting in New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation, “but just that competitive nature inside of you. You want to win and obviously you don’t want the other guy to win, but I don’t think I was giving him the cold shoulder at all. I was sitting there talking to him.” Young finished a distant second to Bush in Heisman voting and has come under fire for comments he has made to the media regarding Bush’s selection. Some reporters noted Young nodded to USC quarterback Matt Leinart but ignored Bush during the teams’ trip to Disneyland on Thursday, though that might have been more conjecture than fact. Asked about his impression of Young, Bush said, “I didn’t see anything negative about him,” but added, “I surely didn’t expect him to make the comments that he made in the paper.” Bush’s most direct response came when asked if he would have behaved differently had Young won the Heisman instead of him. “It wouldn’t have affected me at all,” he said, “because I don’t feel like although it’s the most prestigious award in college football I just don’t feel like any award is going to dictate to me who I am as a person.” Bobino impressed After reviewing the tape, Longhorns linebacker Rashad Bobino said he believes USC’s offense could be the greatest in the history of the sport. The redshirt freshman said he was most impressed by the speed with which the Trojans score. “Watching the game film, it’s like this is a highlight tape,” Bobino said. “This is not a game film. “Watching Reggie Bush run people over, Matt Leinart squeezing through holes, Dwayne Jarrett, LenDale running through people, tight ends dragging and the guards, oh my God, taking linebackers and just throwing them 15, 10 yards back. Looking at them, it’s like, ‘This is a team. Man, I see why they’re No. 1 in the nation.” “ Bobino used his time with the press Sunday to try out his skills as a stand-up comedian. Among his best lines: A reporter asked Bobino about how he bowls in anticipation of the Longhorns’ Sunday night trip to a bowling alley. “I put a little spin on there, call it the Bobino spangle. Y’all come out to the bowling lanes and I’ll show you how to do it.” A reporter asked Bobino if Texas would deserve the title of greatest defense of all time if it found a way to shut down the USC offense. “Well, if A equals B and B equals C, you can do the math.” Added teammate Tim Crowder: “I think that about solves it.” — Walter Hammerwold 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Comack’s winning matches: Dungloe ladies secure first silverware of the season with super display

first_imgGAA: Dungloe Senior Ladies have won their first piece of silverware after a string of brilliant displays earlier this afternoon.The team managed by Conor Comack won the Darren McGinley Memorial tournament.Dungloe drew their opening match with St Naul’s, before victory over Naomh Columba secured their place in the final. In a close and entertaining final – Dungloe ran out winners over Killybegs by two points.Congratulations to Conor and the Dungloe ladies on a brilliant win.Comack’s winning matches: Dungloe ladies secure first silverware of the season with super display was last modified: August 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dungloeGAASportlast_img read more

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Some Man United fans are outraged at how badly Romelu Lukaku played v Derby

first_imgJuan Mata’s third-minute strike gave Jose Mourinho’s side the advantage against one of his former Chelsea players, Frank Lampard, who is now in charge of the Rams. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How many chances does Lukaku need to find the net 👀 #MUFC— Hiten (@MUFC_HP) September 25, 2018 However, the Red Devils could have been out of sight, but striker Romelu Lukaku lacked a real ruthlessness in front of goal to the despair of some United fans.The Belgian missed a one-on-one on 13 minutes before heading the ball over the bar when it really seemed harder to miss.In the end, Derby drew 2-2 in normal time and won on penalties.Below you can see how these United fans reacted to Lukaku’s misses with one even comparing him to Premier League flop Roberto Soldado. boost 2 silverware Latest Manchester United News Martial and Herrera been wonderful so far! Lukaku, horrendous.#mufc— Akshay (@akshayd_mufc) September 25, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Someone please tell Lukaku that we want to win this game, two sitters already #MUFC— Dominic Griffiths 👀 (@dom_grif) September 25, 2018 gameday cracker Honestly Lukaku for Belgium is top top class, then he pulls on a united shirt and plays like Soldado 🙄 #MUFC— ᴊᴏꜱʜ ʜᴏᴡᴀʀᴅ (@Josh99howard) September 25, 2018 Lukaku managed to miss a seemingly simple header from inside the six yard box center_img RANKED Why can’t Jose bench Lukaku???? #MUFC— Hassan Bhayat (@hassanbhayat67) September 25, 2018 Lukaku should be paid to miss easy chances. Excellent at it #MUFC— Ahmz (@Ozymancdias) September 25, 2018 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED deals Darren Bent should replace Lukaku #mufc— seb rawlings (@sebapatel) September 25, 2018 Mata’s calm finish has given United the advantage Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January IN DEMAND REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielderlast_img read more

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YOUR PICTURES OF DONEGAL IN THE SUMMER SUNSHINE

first_imgBundoran sunset by Eimear Quinn from Donegal TownKEEP sending in your pictures to Donegal Daily, capturing our beautiful county in the summer sunshine.You can send yours to info@donegaldaily.com  Errigal by John Gallagher, Gaoth Dobhair Beautiful at Bun An Inbhear, Gaoth Dobhair – By Donegal DailyHitting the beach in Dunfanaghy – from Arnold’s Hotel Diving in Rathmullan – By Paul DeeneyCosta Del Rathmullan – By Paul Deeney Late night surfers at Tullan, BundoranBoats in Killybegs by Meave GoyvaertsCows enjoying the beach at Ards today! Pic By Ramond O’Donnell  Max enjoying Sunshine @ innishinny with Errigal in background! Picture from Patrick Bonner Gerald Breslin sent in this lovely picture – but is refusing to say where it is…”It’s our secret” he says…..Anyone out there help?Having fun in the sun…These two are enjoying the weather. Pic By Annmarie MacIntyre     YOUR PICTURES OF DONEGAL IN THE SUMMER SUNSHINE was last modified: June 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:YOUR PICTURES OF DONEGAL IN THE SUMMER SUNSHINElast_img read more

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Men’s Soccer Announces Five-Match Spring Exhibition Schedule

first_imgDrake kicks off its spring season with a game against Grand View on March 24. The Bulldogs will then host Omaha on March 30. Both of these matches will take place in West Des Moines at either Tiger Stadium at Valley High school or Valley Stadium. The Bulldogs will then travel to Kansas City, Mo. to play UMKC on April 7. Drake will play its last two games of the spring season in Des Moines at the Cownie Soccer Complex with Upper Iowa scheduled for April 14 and Marshalltown Community College set for April 21. “We are excited about the springs season match-ups as they provide the staff with an opportunity to asses our young squad against a good level of competition, both home and away,” said head coach Gareth Smith. Des Moines, Iowa – The Drake university men’s soccer program will prepare for its 2018 season with a five-match exhibition schedule this spring.center_img Drake’s 2017 season ended with a 6-11-2 overall record after a hard-fought loss against Bradley in the MVC Tournament. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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WOW! DONEGAL PROTESTORS LEAD 80,000 IN ANTI-WATER TAX MARCH TO DÁIL EIREANN

first_imgDonegal protestors in Dublin todayANYONE who thought the weather would dampen protests against water charges couldn’t have been more wrong – tens of thousands of people travelled to Dublin for today’s protest.And they were led by hundreds of protestors from Donegal who left for the capital at dawn.Gardaí say they will not be estimating the size of the crowd – but trade unionists believe it could be over 80,000. “It is a phenomenal turn-out,” said Cllr Gary Doherty, a spokesman for Right2Water Donegal.Some protesters said the demonstration is not just about water charges but about all the austerity measures that have been introduced over the past five years.Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has told the crowd that the protest is “real democracy, people power”.Mr Adams commended the protesters for forcing the Government into a partial U turn. He said the Government had to be told this is not good enough and that the Government will have to scrap water charges and Irish Water.Indepdendent TD Clare Daly told the crowd they were part of history and can tell their children and grandchildren that they helped to change Ireland.She added: “The great are whimpering and cowering behind those walls and are looking pretty shook. Because we are off our knees and saying no more.”The massive turn-out on a Wednesday – around 20,000 less than the last march at a weekend – is being hailed a success by those opposed to water charges.Fifteen bus loads of people from Donegal travelled to the march; with many more travelling by service buses and cars. Organisers said the protest was family-friendly.A line of Gardai prevented some protestors entering Kildare Street.Earlier Health Minister Leo Varadkar dismissed the protest, saying one million people had already signed up with Irish Water to pay charges.WOW! DONEGAL PROTESTORS LEAD 80,000 IN ANTI-WATER TAX MARCH TO DÁIL EIREANN was last modified: December 11th, 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:Dail Eireanndonegalprotestwater chargeslast_img read more

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Get the 2010 World Cup Fan Guide

first_imgDownload the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee’s comprehensive 92-page guide to the tournament, packed with information on stadiums, host cities, fan parks and much more.There’s useful information on everyday matters such as banking and food, as well as tips on safety and staying healthy. The guide also has advice on transport – road, rail and air – as well as accommodation and communication.The section on stadiums is particularly useful, with maps showing how to get to each stadium, where to buy tickets, the nearest airport and transport nodes, as well as detailed layout plans of all of the stadiums indicating gates and seating. Also provided are rules on stadium conduct and items prohibited in the stadiums.The handbook also outlines the history of South Africa, and has a nifty guide to South African slang.Download the 2010 Fan Guide (PDF, 6.4 MB)last_img read more

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