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…as no parliamentary extension means time running out for GovtIn the absence of a parliamentary extension of the Government’s time in office as set out by the Constitution when a no-confidence motion is passed, the clock is ticking on the Government’s legitimacy.Activist Christopher RamIn an interview with Guyana Times, prominent activist and lawyer Christopher Ram expressed concern at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) recent pronouncement that it could end up holding elections in March 2020.“That would be inconsistent, not only with the new Chairperson of GECOM’s commitment to have elections as soon as possible, but also inconsistent with the Constitution and the ruling of the Caribbean court. It means that what we will have is the defiance by GECOM of the ruling of the highest court of the land and the Constitution.”“This very act will amount to an abrogation of all the norms of democracy. That will lead us into really dangerous territory. We’ve had situations in the past when elections weren’t held on time, for example in 1978 and 1990. But never were those elections postponed in defiance of a court order.”Ram also noted that this period would be a test not only for democracy in Guyana, but the international community, including the Caribbean Community (Caricom). Persons have previously called out the international community for their relative silence on President David Granger’s failure to name an election date after losing the no-confidence motion of 2018.“This will be a test of the civil society of Guyana. It will be a test of the Constitution. It will be a test of the international community, Caricom, of the Commonwealth Secretariat. We (risk) becoming a pariah state,” Ram warned.March 2020After a more than four-hour-long meeting on Friday last, both Opposition and Government-aligned Commissioners disclosed to media operatives that March 2020 was one of several timelines proposed by the Secretariat.The Guyana Elections CommissionGovernment-aligned Commissioner Vincent Alexander confirmed that March 2020 was one of the dates discussed during the meeting. According to the Commissioners, one of the activities proposed to be undertaken by GECOM during that period is the printing of new national identification cards. However, Commissioner Bibi Shadick contended that such an initiative was unnecessary.She pointed out that ID cards were not needed to vote, as any other form of identification, such as a passport, was accepted. In lieu of any such documents, she said voters could sign an oath at the polling stations.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) goes on to say: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”A no-confidence motion was passed against the Government since December 21 of last year. However, elections were not held and there was no resignation. Instead, the Government went through several levels of court, unsuccessfully arguing that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed.At the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the final court had thrown out the Government’s case and had handed down judgement, saying that when the no-confidence motion was passed on December 21, 2018, Article 106 of the Constitution had immediately been activated. In addition, the Court had noted that the provisions of the article were clear.Instead of immediately starting serious preparations to hold elections in the shortest possible time; however, GECOM proceeded to carry out House-to-House Registration based on the orders of unilaterally appointed former Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson. Ram himself filed a court case challenging this process and sought to have GECOM comply with the Constitution.While that process was ultimately stopped by his successor, the decision to merge the new data from House-to-House Registration and to prioritise the printing of ID, instead of seeking to have elections held as soon as possible, has been criticised by People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated GECOM Commissioners as part of the Government’s delaying tactics.In the 2000 Esther Perreira election petition case, then Justice Claudette Singh had ordered that elections must be held by March 31, 2001. Particularly, Justice Singh had ruled that the requirements for voters to have an ID card for the 1997 elections was a breach of Articles 59 and 159 of the Constitution and that the elections were null and void.The PPP has, therefore, contended that prioritising ID cards over early elections is a case of putting the cart before the horse.
“The reputation that I want to have is that of being a physical basketball player that plays hard,” Bryant said. “Not one that goes out and tries to intentionally hurt people. That’s something that I guard against. I respect the game too much.” The suspension could not have come at a worse time for the “fragile” Lakers, as Bryant put it, who have dropped four consecutive games after Wednesday’s loss in Milwaukee and are down to just 10 available players due to injury. PHILADELPHIA – This was hardly the homecoming Kobe Bryant envisioned this season, returning to the city that launched him to the NBA while having to defend himself in the wake of a play that wasn’t exactly full of brotherly love. After serving his second one-game suspension of the season, Bryant specifically wanted Thursday to address the perception – fueled by so many replays of him striking Manu Ginobili and Marko Jaric in the head – that he is in some way a dirty player. There also is the matter of how Bryant will avoid a third strike, both literally and figuratively, with the league office. He has been suspended for two nearly identical plays in which he flailed his arm trying to draw a foul after having his shot blocked. “When you play, you try not to think about that type of stuff because it winds up affecting your game,” Bryant said. “You go out there and just play basketball. That’s what I try to do. I just have to be a little bit more mindful, I guess.” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he had “umpteen” video examples of Bryant flailing his arms after shots with nobody around. He said Bryant would have to be on guard to avoid a third offense but also called on the league not to be punitive. “There are people that pile on and we know there are NBA people that like to pile on and add to that,” Jackson said. “We know that he’s a competitor and he’s a performer, and we trust the league’s got a fair analysis of that.” Bryant described having a “helpless” feeling watching in two different restaurants as the Lakers never led against Milwaukee. He also made clear that he felt he had been singled out, not once, but twice with the suspensions. “I can’t go through a process of just feeling bad for myself,” Bryant said. “Obviously, I believe I got a raw deal on both of them. I’ve seen a lot worse go down. But there’s nothing you can do about it.” The last time Bryant was suspended, from a Jan. 30 game against New York, he returned the next night and unloaded 43 points in a victory against Boston. Jackson guessed things would be different tonight against Philadelphia if only because the 76ers have a capable player in Andre Iguodala to defend Bryant. The Celtics threw second-year guard Gerald Green to the wolves against Bryant. “You’ve got a guy that’s a quality defender here that’s going to make it tough for him,” Jackson said. “It’s going to be a tight battle.” The Lakers have lost 10 of 13 games, with Jackson describing them as “free-falling for three weeks.” Bryant, meanwhile, spoke of trying to shield his young teammates from the burden of performing in these final 20 games of the regular season. “Let me handle the pressure in terms of media, in terms of expectations,” Bryant said. “You guys just go out there and play. “Because when you have young players, that’ll tend to bog them down a little bit. I just want them to relax and play.” Jackson said: “I think he looks forward to this. I think this is a part of the season, taking over a ballgame, knowing he’s got to get 35 or 40 points, I think he looks forward to something like that.” ALSO Jackson said he didn’t expect forward Ronny Turiaf to play tonight and compared Turiaf’s back spasms to those that sidelined Phoenix’s Boris Diaw for nine games. … Jaric was asked Thursday about Bryant being a dirty player and told the St. Paul Pioneer Press: “First of all, to be a dirty player, you need to be dirty on defense. I never heard somebody’s offensively a dirty player. On defense, he’s pretty legit. He’s a good defender. I don’t consider him a dirty player.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A man facing drugs charges failed to turn up in court because he was installing water meters.Paul Boyce was due to appear at Letterkenny District Court.The 25 year old was caught by Sgt Paul Magee with €20 worth of cannabis at Shelfield, Ramelton on March 14th. Sgt Magee revealed “I opened up the car and there was a very strong smell of cannabis form the cockpit.”The court was told that Boyce, of Pound Street, Ramelton, could not appear in court as he was fitting water meters in Dublin.Judge Paul Kelly fined Boyce, who had previous convictions for assault and public order, €250.DRUG ACCUSED COULDN’T MAKE COURT BECAUSE HE WAS FITTING WATER METERS was last modified: February 20th, 2015 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:donegaldrugsletterkennyPaul Boycewater meters
Brazil have barely got out of second gear at this summer’s World Cup.Neymar and Co have breezed to the quarter-finals and are all set to face Belgium – but will be without one of their stars. Getty 1 Why is Casemiro not in the Brazilian team to face Belgium?The Real Madrid enforcer is suspended for this last-eight showdown.He picked up a booking in the 1-1 draw with Switzerland and knew he had to avoid a caution in the next three games.Which he did – until the last-16 clash with Mexico.A careless tackle on the hour mark saw him into the book and as a result Casemiro will sit out the quarter-final.Two yellow cards in the World Cup mean a one-game ban, so he will be available for selection if Brazil make it past the Red Devils.Neymar will need to be careful to avoid a caution tonight – with the PSG forward also on one booking.Following the game, all yellow cards will be wiped out for the victors.Fifa introduced this rule after the quarter-finals to ensure that nobody is suspended for the final due to accumulated cards.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Casemiro went into the ref’s notebook against Mexico
TOP WORK targets Arzani played three times for Australia at the 2018 World Cup moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TRANSFER LATEST IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ three-way race Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland “The idea was put to me to come to Celtic and work with [manager] Brendan Rodgers, and it was something I was very interested in doing, and when it became a reality, I was very excited,” Arzani told the club’s official website.“I’ve had a couple of chats with the manager, more about when I’m coming and when I’ll get started, but I’ll have more chats with him after I settle into the club. But, for me, it’s about coming here, doing the best that I can and helping the club as much as possible.” RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Celtic have signed Daniel Arzani on a two-year loan deal from Manchester City, subject to international clearance, the Scottish champions have confirmed.The 19-year-old joined the Premier League winners from Melbourne City FC on 9 August, but will continue his development in Glasgow.Arzani became the youngest ever player to be named in an Australia World Cup squad when he travelled to Russia with the Socceroos. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti #WelcomeArzani 🍀 pic.twitter.com/DEpD54JfL1— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 17, 2018Tom Rogic, his international team-mate, also had a hand in convincing him to join the Hoops.“I gave Tom a call and had a chat with him about the club and everything was positive,” Arzani added.“Basically he said to me that if it wasn’t so good, he wouldn’t have signed an extension to stay at Celtic Park. Apparently, playing in front of the Celtic fans is absolutely amazing and I’m really excited about that.“All of Celtic’s home games look absolutely amazing. The scenes at the game are unbelievable, and I love it when the crowd gets behind me. I’m an attacking player. I love to take players on and hopefully I can bring some of that to the team.”Arzani joined Melbourne City in 2016 and at the end of the 2017/18 A-League season was named the league’s Young Footballer of the Year award. He also picked up the Harry Kewell medal for the best U23 player in Australia. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 REVEALED
One of the biggest showcases of locally produced films ever held in the North West will be launched this week in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.The exhibition highlights 18 short films shot over the past two years as part of the IFI supported “Sharing Stories” project, a collaboration between the Regional Cultural Centre and the Nerve Centre in Derry.The exhibition will be officially launched at 7pm on this Friday 11th November. “We have a fantastic line up for the exhibition,” says RCC Director Shaun Hannigan.“The project has produced films covering everything from Donegal emigration in the 1940s through to Loyalist pipe bands. The standard of work is superb. It provides a really rich insight into life in Donegal and Derry, both past and present, that should be of interest to everyone, young and old.”Sharing Stories is a cross-border film project initiated in October 2009 with a particular focus on community, youth and minority groups. Among the films to be highlighted at the exhibition are “Brighter Days”, an animation by Letterkenny-native Daniel McGarrigle based on the biography of his grandfather Colm Melly, who emigrated to England in the 1940s and then returned to the North West to raise his family.“Pride” is a fly-on-the-wall documentary looking at the ‘Pride of the Orange and Blue’ Flute Band from Newbuildings, looking at a typical summer month in the life of its members as they prepare for the 12th of July celebrations. “Rockhill Remembered” takes an inside look at the social and military history of the battalions stationed at Rockhill House in Letterkenny, while “Rondo Mondo” documents Cafe del Mundo, the hub of Derry’s thriving international community.The exhibition launch on Friday will be followed by a major one-day seminar on 25th November. As part of this seminar the Regional Cultural Centre and the Nerve Centre have set a social media challenge called “Share My Story” to promote two films using only free social and digital media.The seminar will also include presentations from Risteard O’Domhnaill, director of the highly-acclaimed documentary “The Pipe” about the Corrib gas pipeline, and Dr. Cathal McLaughlin of the University of Ulster’s film department. The official opening and wine reception will take this Friday and everyone is welcome. The “Sharing Stories” exhibition continues until January 28th, 2012. Opening times are Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday 1pm to 5pm and admission is free. Details of the one-day seminar on 25th November will be announced shortly.Sharing Stories is funded by the International Fund for Ireland.donegaldaily.com – supporting the Arts MAJOR FILM EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 9th, 2011 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:a collaboration between the Regional Cultural Centre and the Nerve Centre in Derry.“Sharing Stories” project
How else to describe a game in which Luc Robitaille was credited with a goal 90 seconds after he put the puck in the net, or rather, through the net, and a game in which George Parros recorded an old-fashioned “Gordie Howe hat trick” — with a goal, an assist and a fight — than with the word bizarre? “The season is so long, but that was definitely a good win to get,” goalie Jason LaBarbera said. “Getting back-to-back road wins against two good games is gratifying,” coach Andy Murray said. “People will talk about our offense, but I thought the key for us was the way we played defense.” Not to be overshadowed was the play of LaBarbera, who made 26 saves and improved his record to 4-0. LaBarbera made the biggest save of the game with the Kings nursing a two-goal lead when he stopped Jere Lehtinen on a 2-on-1 chance with 67 seconds remaining in the first period. “I’m gradually feeling more comfortable and confident out there,” LaBarbera said. “It’s pretty exciting, but I just want to keep building and getting better.” First-period goals by Demitra and Alexander Frolov pushed the lead to 3-1 after one period, but Murray, no doubt mindful of the season-opening collapse, called a timeout 6:45 into the second period, which came complete with a hand-waving tirade after a stretch of play that displeased him. The Kings answered with two goals in the next eight minutes to secure the game, but the oddest moment came late in the second period, when a video review showed that a shot by Robitaille had gone through the netting in the corner of the goal. Robitaille was given the goal, which gave the Kings a 6-1 lead. “I thought I had shot it through the net, and when I talked to the linesman, he said he thought so too,” Robitaille said. “When they took a long time to review it, I knew it was a goal.” — 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! DALLAS — This time, there would be no Texas-sized, 10-gallon letdown. Two weeks after they left the state in shame, having blown a four-goal lead, the Kings finished the job Thursday in a bizarre 7-2 victory over the Dallas Stars before 16,624 at American Airlines Center. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week For the Kings, it went better than they could have scripted. On the back end of games on consecutive nights, they blitzed a team that looks to be its toughest competition in the Pacific Division and, with 12 points, have matched the franchise’s best eight-game start since the 1990-91 squad totaled 13 points. Thursday’s victory, coupled with a 5-4 win over Colorado the night before, allowed the Kings to match the most goals they had scored in consecutive games since 8-2 and 6-3 victories in Nov. 1997. “It was scoring by committee, which was what we needed,” center Craig Conroy said. “We just didn’t want the same thing to that happened (in the season opener) to happen again.” The Kings did just about everything well. Conroy continued his recent strong play with one goal and two assists, Pavol Demitra scored his fifth goal in eight games and, with another solid game, LaBarbera showed that he could possibly be the long-term answer in goal for the Kings. The Kings actually trailed 1-0 after Mike Modano scored 2:12 into the first period, but Lubomir Visnovsky answered 16 seconds later and the rout was on. Visnovsky also had two assists.
FERNDALE >> St. Bernard’s quarterback Jack Rice threw for five touchdowns and 313 yards, 225 of those to receiver Isaac Drake, as the Crusaders defeated the Ferndale Wildcats, 49-21, Saturday at Ferndale High School — securing its fourth-consecutive Little 4 championship under head coach Matt Tomlin.“I’m really happy with my guys,” Tomlin said. “Our goal today was that we wanted to play as fast and physical as we could and I think the scoreboard showed that.”Tomlin added that he was most …
SAN JOSE — Martin Jones’ preseason numbers were not pretty. Neither was his season-opening start against the Anaheim Ducks.But searching for any concern about Jones and his so-so play so far inside the Sharks’ dressing room right now is pointless.History shows he’ll bounce back.“One of the great things about him is he always responds well to that type of situation,” Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. “He has an off night, it’s almost money in the bank that the next time out, he’s really …