Dear Editor,The APNU/AFC coalition’s characteristic and consistent malfunctioning have and continue to defiantly realise a serious decay of our constitutionally provided democracy. Our people must, therefore, take the necessary steps to preserve and defend our rights with a sense of sincere commitment and vigour. The sacrifices of our fore-parents and martyrs must not be allowed to dissipate into thin air at the fantasy of this tyrannical Government. We must resist and fight to have elections immediately, in keeping with the Constitution and the rule of law!At all costs, we must repel the sufferings of our nation under the ultra-bullying, deliberate dodging delaying tactics of this illegal, unconstitutional and oppressive APNU/AFC coalition regime. The shameful antics and devious manoeuvres are obvious demonstrations of the great fear within the APNU/AFC of facing the people at the polls.It is, therefore, imperative that we take to the streets and demand that we have free and fair elections now. The delaying tactics of abusing the courts have been exhausted and it is now time for action to rid the oppressors.The vulgar incestuous relationship transcends, contaminates, and flagrantly continues to interfere with the functions of critical autonomous agencies, approved to uphold constitutional pillars. Standing out as a beacon is the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), which ought to have been and should always be in a state of readiness to hold elections at short notice. The severe, irrecoverable times that sufferings related to the matters have been exhausted in our High and Appeal Courts as well as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Guyana Final Appeal Court is telling enough.Although the CCJ has ruled absolutely and definitively upholding our constitutional imperatives, and removing the illegally appointed Chairman, James Patterson, who subscribed to some irrational and abusive decision, the Secretariat is now moving to implement House-to-House Registration to purportedly end in October in contempt of the CCJ ruling and an absolute breach of the Constitution. It is of note that Section 8 of the Constitution Cap. 101 states: “This Constitution is the supreme law of Guyana and, if any other law is inconsistent with it, that other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void”.It is, therefore, outright and illegal for the Secretariat of the Elections Commission to be proceeding under the direction of Keith Lowenfied or any other person, to implement actions which defy and frustrate rulings of the CCJ. As a constitutional agency, it goes against the grain of enforceability of Section 106 of the Constitution, which instructs the holding of elections within three months. The situation is outright unconstitutional, blatant, flagrant, and initiates a formula for massive resistance and protests which will be activated and should be supported by all.The deviousness of this cabal knows no bounds. It would be recalled that immediately after the fall of the coalition Government on December 21, 2018, key administrative personnel at GECOM made public statements that the organisation is ready to hold elections. Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward and the Chief Executive Officer, Keith Lowenfield, were quick to say that the list is ready and with the activation of Standard Operating Procedures while the Legal Officer Excellence Dazzell was very positive and strong in her pronouncements in respect to GECOM’s preparation for elections. The actions now by the GECOM Secretariat amuse one and all, and steps must be taken to sanction the abusive and ransom approach being illustrated from the back end by the PNC.The consequential orders are clear. National and Regional Elections must be held within 90 days after the CCJ made its ruling and that was on June 18, 2019. Cabinet and the President must resign. Further, GECOM has the responsibility to conduct elections and abide by the provisions of the Constitution that instruct elections be held within three months.It is necessary that we highlight, for public attention, revelations contained in the Official Gazette Legal Supplement—“B” May 15, 2018, which addresses the National Registration (Residents) (Revision of Registers) Order 2018, made under National Registration Act (19:08). Contained therein, it is stated as follows:“In exercise of the powers conferred on the Elections Commission by sections 61 (b), 6 (a), 14 and 15 of the National Registration Act, Cap 19:08, the Elections Commission makes the following order: –1. The Registration Officer of every Registration Area in the first schedule is required to prepare a Register of Registrants and Register of Electors for that Registration Area.2. The qualifying date, was 31st October 2018.3. This Order shall apply to all eligible persons in Guyana who have attained the age of 14 years.4. (Transactions), those persons whose names appear on the Central Register at the coming into operation of this Order may also effect changes/corrections to their particulars and request transfers.This Order was published in the Official Gazette, was signed by the then Chairman of GECOM, Justice Patterson. Following these procedures, the Register of Registrants was prepared and the final voters’ list was made available for the highly successful 2018 Local Government Elections. That Register was valid until April 30, 2019. Following the same trend, it is notable that all relevant requirements for the List of Electors to be properly updated for the upcoming Regional and National Elections was done in a very short period of Claims and Objections so that the List could be fully sanitised and ready for elections.Guyana is now in a full constitutional crisis with a caretaker Government, whose primary function is to ensure elections which must be held within 90 days from the date of the consequential orders of the CCJ. This Constitution is the supreme law of Guyana and no other law or inconsistent decision must be tolerated or allowed to override its supremacy. Guyana’s image is now damaged and deteriorating fast as the thieving, corruption, crime, prostitution and high cost of living envelopes our days.Sincerely,Neil Kumar
Ray Houghton insists Brendan Rodgers has to field his strongest possible team against Bournemouth tonight.The Reds travel to the south-coast for their Capital One Cup quarter-final tie to face a side unbeaten in 12 games and riding high at the top of the Championship.And former Anfield midfield favourite Houghton claims an anxious Liverpool side will be in for a real test against the Cherries – and it’s a test they can’t afford to fail.“There have to be nerves,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “Liverpool have to tighten up. First and foremost you have to be hard to play against, so they have to make sure that defensively everyone is working for each other. Too many are working as individuals and that comes down to a lack of confidence.“It will be tough for them, and Brendan [Rodgers] has to put out a strong team. If Brendan loses this games and then loses to Arsenal on Saturday it will heap more pressure on him.“It will be a real test for Liverpool to see how good they are and how they react to adversity.”You can listen to live match commenrary of Bournemouth v Liverpool tonight from 7pm on talkSPORT
Renato Sanches is the subject of a rumoured £46m deal between the clubs Following the success of Anthony Martial’s move to Old Trafford, Manchester United are set to land yet another of Europe’s top teenagers.According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are close to sealing a £46m deal for Benfica’s 18-year-old sensation Renato Sanches from Benfica.The Portuguese club’s president Luis Filipe Vieira was spotted in London on Thursday evening with the view to completing the move.The fee is thought to include £31m up front with a further £15m of add-ons.But despite Martial’s impact, some Manchester United fans are unsure about spending another huge amount of money on an unproven, unknown teenager.Others are excited at the prospect of adding another talented youngster to the impressive collection already at the club.See below for the best reactions to the Sanches reports! 1
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on Ministers Denis Naughton and Heather Humphreys to act and give real power and authority to the newly established Taskforce on Mobile Phone and Broadband services. The taskforce which was established in July of this year as part of the programme for Government to unlock barriers to investment in mobile phone services, to improve availability of mobile phone signals and to provide initiatives for practical solutions for areas which currently cannot avail of mobile phone signals or broadband services.Pat the Cope added the taskforce must directly involve the relevant Government and state agencies as well as other agencies of state such as ComReg and the Telecommunication operators. He added that the solutions to the ongoing crises of poor mobile phone signals lies in a multi-agency and cross departmental approach and co-operation.“Whilst this newly established taskforce is welcome in its approach – its success will depend on the powers and authority it retains for delivery and on how it can compel commercial operators to provide services to less populated, more rural areas which are often the most difficult areas to provide Mobile Phone signals and broadband access for,” he said.He urged the two relevant Ministers of the Government to ensure prompt delivery of the taskforces recommendations – to be followed with prompt and directed actions in order to solve for once and for all the crises of poor or no Mobile phone signals throughout Ireland and especially Donegal – likewise the issue of broadband needs direct action on a cross departmental basis.He said the existing telecommunications infrastructure, such Tetra Ireland masts utilised properly and to maximum usage can provide a greater part of the solution to this problem, similarly in many places the communications infrastructure needs upgrading or in the instances of rural Ireland completely new infrastructure needs to be provided in order to deliver a proper and available mobile phone signal. “The taskforce in order to be effective must act, must have the power to act and must have the full and complete support of the Government in order to deliver,” added Pat the Cope.Broadband taskforce needs more power to act – Pat the Cope was last modified: November 15th, 2016 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:donegalinternetmobile phoneswifi
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This week should provide some answers. If form holds, Garon will get games against Colorado and Calgary (on Sunday) while LaBarbera will get his chance against Dallas on Thursday. Luc Robitaille, who missed Sunday’s game with a sore groin, did not skate Monday and is questionable, at best, for Wednesday’s game. Murray said Robitaille would not make the trip unless it was certain he could play one of the games. “He’s a quick healer, so we’ll see if he can skate (today),” Murray said. The news was better for Jeff Cowan (groin), who didn’t skate Monday but remains on track to return for Sunday’s game, barring any setbacks this week. “He feels considerably better,” Murray said of Cowan, who has missed the last four games. There remains no firm timetable on Valeri Bure (back), who has been out since Sept. 29. Michael Cammalleri, who was a healthy scratch for two of the Kings’ first three games, has returned strong, with one goal and three assists in his last four games. Cammalleri no longer is in danger of being pulled from the lineup, but scoring isn’t just what the Kings are looking for from Cammalleri, who had 46 goals in 79 games while playing in the American Hockey League during the lockout last season. Murray’s main issue with Cammalleri is with the player being strong on the puck and relying more on aggressiveness than finesse to get the job done. It seems that the message might be getting through. “We’ve told Mike how he has to play,” Murray said of the 5-foot-9 Cammalleri. “I look at the good small players in this league, and they all have a physical edge to them. “Doug Gilmour was a small man but he played big. If you’re going to be a small player in this league, you can’t play small, and Mike has played big in the last four games.” Rich Hammond can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Garon’s starts have come against Dallas, Minnesota and Detroit, three teams that entered Monday with a combined record of 12-5-1 this season, while LaBarbera has beaten Phoenix, Edmonton and Columbus — all at home — teams with a combined record of 5-12-1, in an odd bit of reverse symmetry. “I would definitely say Mathieu has had the tougher of the schedules so far,” Murray said. “We think that both have played pretty well. Mathieu definitely had some challenges in Dallas (in the season opener).” Given no reason to scrap his alternating-goaltender system, Kings coach Andy Murray will go back to Mathieu Garon on Wednesday, and Murray hopes it’s a while still before he has to make a choice. The raw numbers make it seem as though there’s a disparity. Each goalie has played three games; Garon has a 1-2 record and has allowed nine goals and has a.878 save percentage, while Jason LaBarbera is 1-2 and has allowed four goals to go with a .945 save percentage. But it’s not that simple.
SOCCER: Republic of Ireland U21 international Kyle Callan-McFadden is close to earning himself a stunning move to MLS side Orlando City.The Ramelton native has been without a club since he was released by Norwich City in May. Callan-McFadden was stunned when he was informed of his release by Norwich City manager Alex Neil when he returned from international duty in May.He had trained with a number of clubs in League One and League Two in England – but a move failed to materialize.However, it looks like he has earned himself a dream move to Orlando City in the MLS.Former Ballon d’or winner Kaka is the side’s star player – and it will be a dream from Callan-McFadden to play alongside the AC Milan star. Callan-McFadden posted a photo of himself on instagram earlier which showed him in the club’s training gear.Underneath the snap were a series of good luck messages from friends and family congratulating him on the new move.It hasn’t been officially confirmed yet on the club’s website – although they did say the former Swilly Rovers youth player was on trial with the club.If the moves does goes ahead it will be a sensational move for the talented Donegal defender. FORMER SWILLY ROVERS PLAYER SET TO LINK UP WITH KAKA IN ORLANDO was last modified: October 7th, 2015 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:Home-page Sportnews
Three undertrial prisoners facing charges of dacoity escaped from police custody while being taken to Silvassa from Thane Central Jail in Maharashtra for a court hearing, an official said on Thursday. The accused, Jairam Dalvi (21), Ganesh Dalvi (20) and Martin Madha (30), were arrested last year by Silvassa police in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and subsequently lodged in the Thane prison, senior police inspector Vilas Chowgule said. On Tuesday, while the prisoners were being taken for a court hearing in Silvassa, they complained of nausea and got down from the escort van on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway near Vasai in Palghar where they gave police the slip, he said. The escort team later approached Valiv police here and lodged an offence against the accused under Indian Penal Code Section 224 (resistance/obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension).The three prisoners were facing several cases of dacoity in Thane, Palghar, Mumbai and Gujarat, Mr. Chowgule said. A manhunt has been launched to nab the absconding accused, he added.
Journalists in the Valley took out a protest march here against the continued suspension of internet services which completed 100 days on Tuesday since the abrogation of the Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5.Scores of journalists working with different media organisations assembled at the Kashmir Press Club here and took out a protest march against the snapping of internet services in the Valley on the night of August 4, hours before the Centre revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and abrogated it into two Union Territories.The journalists demanded immediate restoration of the services to facilitate the media persons to discharge their professional duties.“We took out the protest against the suspension of internet services for 100 days now. Internet is a basic took for journalists to discharge their professional duties and we demand its immediate restoration,” senior journalist Pervez Bukhari told reporters after the protest.The Centre’s August 5 decision led to an unannounced shutdown in the valley even as authorities imposed severe restrictions, including on communication, which were later gradually eased out.Postpaid mobile services on all networks were restored in the Valley on October 14, 72 days after they were snapped.However, pre-paid mobile phones and all internet services continue to remain suspended since August 5.The government has set up a ‘Media Facilitation Centre’ at a conference hall of a local hotel here for journalists to discharge their professional duties. But the media persons complain that it has not enough computers and they have to wait for hours for their turn.
The corruption scandal that has rocked international cricket is finding an echo in India as well with out-of-favour pacer Irfan Pathan on Friday claiming that he was sent expensive gifts by a “stranger”, suspected to be a bookie, during a series.Although he did not disclose when exactly the incident happened and which team he was playing against at that time, Pathan said expensive gifts were sent to his hotel room during the series and he reported the matter to the team manager.”I was in a team hotel when a stranger approached me. He sent three expensive gifts to my room. He later sent me two more expensive gifts, things I couldn’t afford,” the 25-year-old, whose last Test appearance for India was in April 2008 against South Africa, told an English news channel.”I thought it was wrong as I didn’t know this person. I reported to the team manager who then alerted the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit Officer,” he recalled.The pacer, whose career has been hit by injuries and a slump in form, was last seen in an ODI for India in February 2009 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.Pathan said he never saw the “stranger” again and is proud to have reported the matter to the concerned authorities promptly.”I haven’t seen the stranger since then. I think I have done the right thing and I am proud of it. As a player you are expected to report any such thing as per the code of conduct,” he said.advertisementHis disclosures come amid the raging spot-fixing controversy which has led to the suspension of the Pakistani trio of Test skipper Salman Butt and pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.The three players were provisionally suspended by the ICC for allegedly conspiring to bowl no balls to order during the Lord’s Test against England last month.
Sindhu, then, engaged Marin in an engrossing rally and Sindhu, then, engaged Marin in an engrossing rally and grabbed a point with Marin hitting the bird out. The Indian lost a video referrel to allow Marin open up a two-point lead again at 18-16. A short lift by Sindhu was converted into a winner as Marin led 19-16. Marin hit two wide shots and also struggled with a net dribble as Sindhu clawed back to 19-19 and then grabbed the lead for the first time when Marin found the net. Sindhu then made an exceptional return and pushed the shuttle to the back court which the Spaniard failed to return and the Indian girl let out a war cry having won the game from a losing position. Stung to the quick the ever-yelling Marin came up with cylinders blazing in the second game and surged to a 4-0 lead. Sindhu could not drew her rival into rallies and also struggled with her forehand flicks as Marin entered the break with a massive 11-2 lead. After the interval, Sindhu tried to break Marins rhythm but the Spaniard was always a step ahead as she dominated the rallies and came up with some surgical cross court slices and smashes to lead 17-9. Sindhu was erratic with her stokes and it was one such down-the-line smash that took Marin to 19-12. An over-the-head return from the baseline helped the Spanish girl reach game point and she sealed it next with a drop to the forecourt. Marin continued to dominate the rallies with her speed and accuracy in the decider, blowing holes in Sindhus defence to lead 6-1. The Indian grabbed a few points with a cross-court return, a down-the-line smash and a backhand flick from over the head. Marin also gifted a couple of points by finding the the net as Sindhu closed down the lead to 8-9. A long shot by Sindhu was followed by a body smash before the Indian closed a long rally in her favour to draw parity at 10-10. Marin, however, once again entered the break with a slender 11-10 lead. Marin extended the lead to 14-10 but a fighting Sindhu never gave up and narrowed the gap to 14-16 with the Spaniard committed some unforced errors. In the end, a superb cross court drop caught Sindhu off guard as Marin reached match point at 201-4. The Indian saved one when her rival hit long but she failed to negotiate a return off the next as Marin screamed her heart out and sprawled on the court. Japans Nozomi Okuhara bagged the bronze medal after London Olympic champion Li Xuerui pulled out with a knee injury that she suffered during the semifinal match against Marin yesterday. In mens singles, Malaysias Lee Chong Wei set up a summit clash with Chinas Chen Long after exorcising the ghosts of the last two Olympic finals with a hard-fought win over long-time nemesis Lin Dan 15-21, 21-11, 22-20 in the semifinal encounter. PTI TAP ATK SSR ATKadvertisement