The 7s team touched down on PNG soil this morning with the full Nauru contingent after a four hours flight.Team manager Darrius Deteramo said his troops are here to gain experience.He said that the sport was introduced there three years ago and it is an opportunity to expose his players to an organized competition on the Games level.Nauru will also field teams in seven other sports.
Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ But the Team Lakay flyweight bet is more than ready to deny the Kazakh that quest as they clash in the main event of the loaded Indonesia card on Saturday.“I’m 101-percent confident,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogEustaquio (9-5) is eyeing a challenge against current ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil for the belt in the division.Meanwhile, Akhmetov (23-1) is looking to bounce back after getting dethroned to once again become the best flyweight in ONE Championship. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Geje Eustaquio. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonJAKARTA — Geje Eustaquio is well aware of his opponent Kairat Akhmetov’s mentality going into their match in ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here.“He’ll try to make me his stepping stone,” Eustaquio said Thursday in the open workouts at Celebrity Fitness Gym in fX Sudirman here.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground Winning start The Ifugao warrior acknowledges the implications of his fight, and though he’s coming in as an underdog, he says taking on all comers to inch closer to a title shot.“They always say that the winner of this bout will have a match against the champ, so probably (Akhmetov) is hungry to get his belt back. He’s the former champ and I’m sure that he’s going to bring out the best version of him inside the cage. But for sure, this is going to be a battle of will,” he said.Despite being given only a month to put up a winning gameplan against Akhmetov, Eustaquio remains upbeat that he’s got his opponent figured out.“He’s a good wrestler and he’s smarter than anyone I’ve faced before. So we’re moving with the timing and precision. That’s our focus,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award WATCH: Mayweather brags about his 7 girlfriends, $200M cash in interview
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Smith, who is expected to start on Saturday after serving his one-game ban Thursday against Philadelphia, refused to say if he agreed with the discipline. He said he spoke with his teammates about what happened but not with Jones, a former NBA player who has been on Tyronn Lue’s staff for two seasons.“It’s not really my call,” the 31-year-old said on the merits of his punishment. “More than anything, I talked to my teammates about it, everybody seemed cool. We moved on from it as a team, so whether it warranted a suspension or not, that’s not my job. I’m just here to play basketball.”Because of Smith’s volatile reputation and shoot-first-ask-questions later playing style, his soup-throwing tantrum led to a social-media storm Friday as Twitter filled with posts about him and his possible soup choice.Smith was amused — to a point.“Some of them were actually pretty funny,” he said. “I understand that everything I do is going to have a meme or whatever behind it. That’s just part of the day and age we live in. If this was 15 years ago, nobody would have even knew. It’s just part of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — J.R. Smith’s soup choice remains unknown, and so do the ingredients that steamed him so much he threw a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.Smith was suspended one game by the Cavaliers, and Saturday the temperamental guard addressed the latest drama in what has been a tumultuous season for the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES MOST READ Raising their level Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smith’s had a challenging season on the floor — his 8.3 point average is his lowest since 2005 and he’s making only 39 percent his shots — and his blowup at Jones could be the result of pent-up frustration.Smith, though, dodged a question about whether it was spur of the moment or something that had been building.“I have an idea of what I want to say, but I’m not going to say it,” he said.” So I’m going to leave that as it is.”Smith has been a key contributor to Cleveland reaching the NBA Finals the past three seasons. With All-Star Kevin Love sidelined with a broken hand, the Cavs need a dependable second scoring option behind LeBron James. Smith can fill that role — when his shot is falling and when he’s behaving.James believes Smith will come around.“’He knows how important he is to our ball club, both offensively and defensively since he got here,” James said. “We know it’s been a challenging year for him, but we expect for him to be there when we need him.”James is close with both Smith and Jones, but he refused to get dragged into their food feud.“Ain’t got nothing to do with me,” he said. “Momma told me a long time ago to mind your business. Stay out of grown folks business. That ain’t got nothing to do with me. That’s what I did.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Asked what he could share about the soup spat, Smith was as cold as gazpacho.“Nothing,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd as for the kind of soup he flung?“Honestly,” he said Saturday following the team’s shootaround. “I don’t even remember.”
In lower Margibi County, at least 13 candidates, including incumbent Senator Clarice Jah of the Unity Party; Saah Gbollie, former Margibi County representative and National Patriotic Party in the 52nd legislature; and UL Prof, Dean Ansu Sonii, were all vying for the single senatorial post. Prof. Sonii ran as an independent candidate, while Jah and Gbollie were seen as the front runners for the county’s senatorial seat.At the Rock Church School, about a mile from the Camp Edward Binyan Kesselly Military Barracks, polling got off to a very slow start. Voters from the surrounding communities, including Dwazon, Gbengba town, and the barracks, trickled in to cast their ballots.Few hours later, what appeared to be chartered vehicles, began bringing voters in. One of the bus drivers, Mustapha Kamara, told the Daily Observer that he had taken some of the voters from Soul Clinic Community in Paynesville City, Montserrado County.“I was parking in Redlight when they came to charter me to bring their partisans to vote here in Margibi,” he said.Kamara’s admission validates complaints made earlier this year in some quarters that people were being trucked in from other parts of the country to register and increase the voting population of certain candidates. This was widespread in the 2011 General and Presidential Elections, which President Ellen Johnson won for her second and final term.Our reporter further observed that some of the voters, who were brought in to cast their ballots, were drinking a white creamy substance. One of them told the Daily Observer: “We have to get in zico (a Liberian slang among young people, meaning ‘high’ or ‘tipsy’) before we can go and cast our vote.” However, the election officers did not allow them in until they had left their bottles behind.Further up the highway, in Margibi, is a very small community school at Marshall Junction, where another polling center comprising five rooms, was located.The election officers, even though they had no police officers to help them properly organize the process as was the case at Rock which had at least four police officers, still managed to keep the voting process orderly. Voters were seen observing the ‘2-3 feet apart’ preventive distance between voters put in place by the National Election Commission(NEC) against the further spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has so far killed more than 3000 persons in Liberia. The election had to be postponed twice for fear of the disease further spreading.It was the same slow turnout and cars bringing voters in, one of the polling officers who didn’t want to be named told the Observer. He, however, couldn’t say where they were being transported from.Off the highway and deep into Lower Margibi County, in Folley Town, the issue of health measures was thrown out of the window. Voters were “skin on skin” as they stood in the queue.At all of the centers our reporter visited, none had any of the 4700 thermometers and 10,000 hand sanitizers which Mr. Tolbert G. Nyenswah, head of Incident Management System (IMS), announced would be available at all the polling centers around the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– allegedly prevented from entering officeBy Utamu BelleCouncillors within the municipality of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) on Wednesday passed a no confidence motion against Town Clerk (TC) Jenella Bowen, during the Council’s monthly Statutory Meeting.Linden Town Clerk Jenella Bowen sitting in the municipality compoundThe motion put forward by Councillor Derron John and seconded by Councillor Neola Rogers, is the second in recent months against the TC, given that a motion was also passed against her in February under the previous Council.It is also alleged that the TC was prevented from entering her office by a municipal constable on Thursday when she reported for duty; however this was denied by Deputy Mayor Waneka Arindell and numerous Councillors. Regardless, Bowen was observed sitting in the compound of the municipality in the morning hours where she remained until afternoon.During a press briefing on Thursday, Arindell noted that the performance of the TC in relation to the management of the Council has become of great concern. Hence, she said the motion was passed by 10 Councillors, while two were against it. While she noted it was not done in writing, Arindell said the motion was a recommendation from the Statutory Committee:“The decision arose out of varying issues that have been occurring over a period of time, of which some of these issues have been noted and discussed by the Mayor and Councillors…We saw her performance and management of the Council’s affairs as something of great concern… At the conclusion of this preliminary process at the statutory meeting, the incumbent Town Clerk was briefed and informed of the motion relative to her functions as of today. The Council did not debar or lock out Ms Bowen from the office or from performing her duties as Town Clerk. The attempt to disseminate false information to the public by the Town Clerk even in this matter is synonymous with the continued attitude and behaviour of this Town Clerk.”In referencing the motion of the previous Council, Arindell stated that it was mentioned by Councillor John that it was the same action of stymieing the work of the Council by the TC which had led to it.She refused to give specific details on what grounds the motion was passed, however Councillor John indicated that it was due to the TC’s mismanagement of the Council. He said however, that she could still perform her duties at the office: “…because of the way that the Town Clerk performed we have moved such motion to have the Town Clerk removed from office as Town Clerk,” he said.Councillor Rawle Friday, who was recently elected Acting Mayor by the Council also stated that the TC has not been relieved of her duties, but a decision is pending, since a letter was sent to the relevant minister informing of the Council’s decision.The Deputy Mayor noted that the motion at this stage is a recommendation to the minister who will make a decision, but the TC can still perform duties.Meanwhile, the TC, sitting outside in the municipality compound, outlined that the motion was passed as a result of issues within the LM&TC: “I at this point am going through the paces…consulting with the legal aspect of this matter and I’m going to make a statement very very soon…I want to make sure that the legal aspect is correct…I will continue to embrace the law stringently like what I’ve been doing all the while. I know that I’m on the right track and I know that there’s going to be an investigation into this matter; and I am working with the law on this.”Bowen declined to say whether she was barred from entering her office, but noted that instructions were given and she was very respectful in following them: “Hence, I am sitting on this bench (outside) since 7:55 this morning…instructions were given and I did not oppose it.”Only recently Mayor Carwyn Holland had accused Bowen of lacking respect for the municipality and failing to relate correspondence regarding the Council in a timely manner.During a recent statutory meeting, Holland also informed Councillors that he had resorted to serving the TC an official written reprimand for failure to attend an important meeting, which had been scheduled to take place between the two, among other things.The Mayor further indicated that there is evidence of a tendency by the Town Clerk to “act in an apathetic manner.” The Mayor at the time referred to correspondence, which he alleged were not handed over by the TC, or which he noted the Council was not made aware of in a timely manner.According to him, there are some correspondences which urgently needed to be brought to the attention of the Mayor. Holland contended that there were several outstanding issues which needed to be settled between him and the TC, but noted that he seemed not to have her attention.Bowen had said that she believes there is some kind of mix-up as it relates to the roles and responsibilities of the administration versus that of the Council as well as the policy-maker and administration.She said the aim of Committee meetings are to have all Councillors informed and correspondence shared. This led to the Mayor calling for such meetings to be respected.In the end, Councillor Friday had moved a motion for all pertinent correspondence to be disclosed to the Mayor’s office in a timely manner.Back in February, members of the previous Interim Management Committee of the LM&TC headed by Chairman Orrin Gordon, also passed a no confidence motion against the TC, following her decision not to rescind disciplinary letters against two of the Council’s employees.The motion was passed during the final statutory meeting of the Council before it was replaced by the present Council, following Local Government Elections.
Senior Counsel Neil Boston…needs evidence H2H exercise will preclude sameThe High Court has denied an application for an interim conservatory order to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from continuing its House-to-House Registration exercise that began on Saturday.This was revealed following the hearing of the application on Tuesday. According to former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, counsel for the applicant Christopher Ram, the order was not granted since Chief Justice (CJ) Roxanne George required more evidence as to the unconstitutionality of the exercise.“The Chief Justice did not grant the conservatory order which we sought to restrain the registration process,” Nandlall explained. “But significantly, the Chief Justice emphasised that she understood that the CCJ ruled that the elections must be held by September 18”.“And she said that very clearly, that that is what the CCJ ruled in accordance with articles 106 (6 and 7). However, she said that we have not satisfied her on the affidavit that there is enough evidence to show that GECOM is not acting to complete this process and hold elections within that time”.As such, Nandlall is expected to file an affidavit to this effect. However, the former Attorney General maintained that GECOM cannot complete the exercise in time for the constitutionally mandated elections by September 18.“The whole country knows that it will go beyond. Because they are constructing a new list. They are saying that the list is bad. And there is no way that this exercise, starting from citizen number 1 to citizen number 750,000, can be concluded within and for the holding of an election by September 18”.Nandlall reminded that the list has to be compiled, then there has to be claims and objections to the list itself and then it has to be extracted from the national register to the voters’ list.“Then you have to put everything in place for elections. By what logic can that be concluded by September 18? Of course, we have to put that in an affidavit to persuade the Judge”.Nandlall also noted that apart from the unlawful extension in power the Government would have from the exercise, it violates the National Registration Act. He pointed out that the exercise can deregister persons who are already entitled to vote but might be out of the jurisdiction at the moment or not at home.Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law Neil Boston’s request for 14 days to present his written arguments was denied by the CJ, who gave him up to July 29 to submit his affidavits. Boston is representing GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield.Nandlall and team, who this publication understands have filed an affidavit with the additional evidence for the CJ as of Tuesday afternoon, were given until July 31 to respond to these filings, with the Chief Justice ordering that all relevant submissions be laid over with the Court by July 31.The Guyana Bar Association, which will be represented by its President Teni Housty and prominent Attorney Sanjeev Datadin, was also given leave to join the proceedings as a party and make written submissions. The case will meanwhile be heard on August 2nd.290 daysNandlall’s affidavit containing additional evidence cites the work plan presented by Lowenfield, which shows that House-to-House Registration will take 290, and not the 90 days GECOM claimed it would take. This work plan was presented to the CJ as an exhibit.The affidavit also refers to and includes as an exhibition the order issued by former GECOM Chairman retired Justice James Patterson and published on the June 11, 2019, in the Official Gazette. This order was cited by Lowenfield as the basis for carrying out House-to-House Registration.Interestingly, however, the order itself states that the house- to-house exercise will begin on the July 20, 2019, and end on October 20, 2019, showing that elections cannot be held by the September 18 deadline envisioned by the Chief Justice.The house-to-house exercise, which was last conducted in 2008, will see enumerators going in teams of two to three, from door to door in various communities across Guyana. The enumerators will present forms to registrants to fill up, as well as take fingerprints and pictures.It is understood that these enumerators work from 15:30h to 18:30h during the week and from 9:00h to 16:00h on weekends and holidays. The exercise is intended to produce a new National Register of Registrants Database and Official List of Electors.This means that everyone, regardless of whether they were registered before or not, must register anew at their place of residence between July 20 and October of this year.CitizenThe requirement for proof of residency has produced alarm for overseas-based Guyanese, to the point where a Court case was filed earlier this year by an overseas-based Guyanese against House-to-House Registration on the basis that it would disenfranchise her.In her Court filings, Bibi Zeenatoun— a retired teacher and citizen of Guyana— had sought Writs of Prohibition and injunction and a conservatory order against GECOM.Her fixed date application had stated that she worked in the United Kingdom from 1980 until her retirement in 2014. She then acquired property and maintained a residence in that country. Besides her citizenship, however, she has family ties to Guyana that include an adult son and his two children.According to the application, Zeenatoun, “fears that she will be excluded from the proposed exercise of House-to-House Registration and, thereby, in effect, be de-registered and in consequence thereof, she will be unlawfully denied her statutory and constitutional right to be registered and to vote”.“The applicant’s right to vote will and can be protected if the Respondents were to engage in continuous registration as provided for in Section 6 (1) of the National Registration Act Cap. 19:08,” the application advised.Nandlall revealed, however, that this case was withdrawn following the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling since it was expected that GECOM would comply and kick into election mode. In hindsight, he noted that had that case been allowed to continue, they might have been able to get an order blocking GECOM by now.Attorney Anil Nandlall and his client Christopher RamActing Chief Justice Roxanne George
— exercise to run for 35 days, Dec 31 set as qualifying date— GECOM to also reach out to US, CommonwealthBy Jarryl BryanFollowing a meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday, it has been announced that Claims and Objections will start on October 1— a necessary move towards having an Official List of Electors (OLE) to conduct elections.This was confirmed by Opposition Commissioner Bibi Shadick after she exited the meeting. According to Shadick, the meeting also resulted in a decision to hold Claims and Objections for 35 days, with the qualifying date to be eligible to vote being December 31.Meanwhile, Government-nominated Commissioner Vincent Alexander explained that the meeting also resulted in another decision, that is, for GECOM to engage the United States and the Commonwealth in order to seek clarity on what observer teams they will be sending.“Two (decisions) were unanimous, and one saw a dissenting voice. We didn’t have an update on (encoding of House-to-House data). We’ve kind of put that as a parallel. What we understand is that that process will conclude in a sufficient time for the information to be available for use in cross matching and some claims and objections”.“We are working towards the timetable set in the communicate decision of the Chairman, for the Commission to be ready by the end of February (2020),” Alexander added when asked if GECOM is on track to meet the timeframe GECOM Chair retired Justice Claudette Singh gave to President David Granger last week.When asked about the court action filed by Attorney General Basil Williams, seeking to overturn the High Court decision that persons cannot be removed from the Register of Registrants for residency purposes, Alexander noted that they would cross that bridge when they get there.“For the time being, we’re not focusing on that. We’re focusing on getting on with our work… (the printing of ballots) are in the timeframe. Things like ballots are on the critical path which lead us to the end of February. You don’t print ballots before nomination date”.In his appeal, Williams is contesting most of the major points from the Chief Justice’s August 14 ruling. One of the major contestations in the Notice of Appeal (NOA) is the residency requirement for being registered.The Chief Justice had ruled that persons, once registered, could not be removed by enumerators without just cause. In the AG’s appeal, however, the Chief Justice is accused of being misconceived in law by not properly considering Section 6 of the National Registration Act.According to the AG, Section 6 of the Act makes residency a requirement for registration during the qualifying date period. The AG is also alleging that the Chief Justice, somehow, breached the separation of powers doctrine by ruling that GECOM could not remove registrants who were alive and well.In fact, there are more than 15 points in the NOA in which the AG claims the CJ misinterpreted the law or misdirected herself. In that NOA, the AG had asked for the Chief Justice’s judgement to be set aside and for costs to be paid to him.According to the summons taken out by Solicitor General Nigel Hawke on Williams’ behalf on September 20, the AG is also seeking an interim stay of part of the judgements from the CJ, until the hearing to determine the merits of the substantive appeal.The original appellant, anti-corruption advocate Christopher Ram, as well as Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, the Commissioner of National Registration and GECOM itself were named as the respondents. The Bar Association was also summoned to appear Amicus Curiae.
Ings, who has agreed a four-year contract, returns to his hometown club, who originally released him aged 10 because he was too small.He endured three injury-plagued years with Liverpool as he battled knee problems.“There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us,” said Southampton boss Mark Hughes.“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability, but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room.“He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000English striker Danny Ings, pictured January 2018, is on loan to Southampton, who will pay £18 million for him to stay permanently once the loan is completed © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Southampton have landed Liverpool striker Danny Ings on a season-long loan with an agreement to sign him permanently at the end of the campaign.It is reported that, once the loan is completed, Southampton will then pay £18 million for Ings, with a further £2 million due based on the number of appearances he makes.
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will find out who they face in their World Cup qualifying group when the draw for the 2018 tournament takes place in Russia.The nine group winners from Europe will progress to the finals containing 32 teams, while the eight best runners-up will take part in a play-off in November 2017.And you can listen to the draw live on talkSPORT online, on the radio and through your mobile from 4pm on Saturday 25 July – click here to find out how. 1 The 2018 World Cup draw takes place in Russia
ZOOTROPOLIS Released Friday 18/3/2016: MICHAEL COLLINS RE -Released Friday 18/3/2016:SING STREET Thursday 17/03/2016: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE FRIDAY 18/03/16:BATMAN V SUPERMAN FRIDAY 25/03/16: MIDNIGHT SHOW THURS NIGHT 24TH/FRIDAY MORN 25TH – 00.05TICKETS ON SALE – JUST CLICK ON BELOW LINKhttp://liffordcp.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=LIFFORDCP&p=details&eventCode=20096Kids Club EVERYDAY @ 12noon – Ticket £1.80 each.Films this week are Capture the Flag & GoosebumpsCrazy Tuesday – All Tickets All Day €4.00Over 50’s Wednesday – Tickets €5.00 Thursday Meal Deal – Ticket + Med Drink & Popcorn €10Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comFilms available this week include:Specially Designed Gift Vouchers for Confirmation & Communion & Easter: Check our APP and get the show times at any time:ENTERTAINMENT: THIS WEEK AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS – MICHAEL COLLINS RE-RELEASED was last modified: March 17th, 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:CinemasEclipseEntertainmentLiffordnews