PH bet Romero Duno scores tough split decision for NABO lightweight crown

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Both fighters started out strong, landing heavy shots from the opening bell but it was Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) who connected better.The fourth round saw Rodriguez (30-8 26 KOs) get bloodied after an accidental headbutt while the fifth round featured Duno losing a point for hitting his opponent with a low blow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDuno sent Rodriguez to the mat with a solid body shot in the final minute of the eighth round but was unable to follow it up with no time left on the clock.Rodriguez then suffered a cut on his cheek after another accidental headbutt prompting referee Raul Caiz Sr. to send the fight to the scorecards. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES FILE – Romero Duno of the Philippines looks on after defeating Juan Sanchez of Mexico during their lightweight bout at The Forum on September 23, 2017 in Inglewood, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxer Romero Duno scored a tight split decision victory over Mexico’s Juan Antonio Rodriguez in nine-round slugfest to claim the North American Boxing Organization lightweight title at Fantasy Springs Casino in California Thursday.The judges scored  85-84 ,86-83 for Duno, and 85-84 for Rodriguez.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Topless Tongan eyes unique Olympic treble This was Duno’s 11th straight win while Rodriguez his second of his last three fights with his last victory coming against Filipino Mercito Gesta, who is a good friend of Duno’s.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments MOST READlast_img read more

The brute bandwagon

first_imgIndian cinemagoers have a propensity to forgive and forget when it comes to Salman Khan, the man who can get away with comparing his experience of pretending to be a wrestler to that of a sexually assaulted woman. Such is his exalted status that his apparel company, Being Human, may,Indian cinemagoers have a propensity to forgive and forget when it comes to Salman Khan, the man who can get away with comparing his experience of pretending to be a wrestler to that of a sexually assaulted woman. Such is his exalted status that his apparel company, Being Human, may as well unveil a T-shirt that says, ‘In Bhai We Believe’. His larger-than-life presence in Sultan (2016) has catapulted it to the third-highest earning film of all time behind only his own production, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and PK (2014). That Salman, unlike his peers Aamir and Shah Rukh, has maintained a silence on rising intolerance has only won him more admirers, including in government, which appointed him the Indian Olympic Association’s goodwill ambassador for Rio 2016. So what if he can’t get Dipa Karmakar’s name correct? For Bhai, it’s all about being human. And humans err.From the Mood of the Nation poll in April 2015, when Salman had only a 1 percentage point advantage over Shah Rukh, he now enjoys a healthy 10 percentage point lead over both SRK and Amitabh Bachchan. Meanwhile, Aamir, who in April ’15 was tied with Shah Rukh, with 14 per cent respondents picking him as their favourite actor, has fallen behind. Akshay Kumar, in the meantime, has inched forward. Seven per cent of respondents prefer the Airlift actor compared to Aamir’s 6 per cent. It has as much to do with Aamir not having a release last year as with his comments on censorship during Pahlaj Nihalani’s reign.Deepika Padukone. Photo: Bandeep SinghThe actresses’s popularity ratings are more stable. Deepika Padukone is down only slightly from the February 2016 MOTN poll, where she led with 16 per cent. Much like Priyanka Chopra, who ranked second, Padukone has her eyes set on Hollywood and spent a chunk of 2016 shooting her international debut, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, with Vin Diesel. At a recent India Today TV event, the actress said that American TV does not interest her professionally. Riding high on her career-best performance in Piku, Padukone stands tall on the merit of her own star power in Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani. Year 2016 will be a rare one for her, without a single release, but the same is true of her closest rival, Bajirao Mastani co-star, Priyanka Chopra.advertisementAnushka Sharma has gained, having featured in two of the biggest films (PK and Sultan). With a 10 per cent score, six points ahead of three-time National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, Sharma is proving to be a contender for Heroine No. 1. As Katrina Kaif languishes and ties with Sharma at the third spot, watch out for new entrant Alia Bhatt.Follow the writer on Twitter @suhani84THE BRAVE NEW FACE OF CRICKETThere is a tide in the affairs of sportsmen, with apologies to Shakespeare, which taken at the flood leads on to greatness. If Sachin Tendulkar rode that tide between 1996 and 1997-when he struck seven Test centuries in five continents and added another 11 ODI hundreds for good measure to establish himself as the world’s best batsman – Virat Kohli has ridden it from the second half of 2014 to 2016.Virat Kohli. Photo: Getty imagesThough there is still a huge statistical gulf between the two, Kohli has established himself as the premier Indian sporting icon of the next generation. Like with Tendulkar, it’s not just what Kohli does, but how he does it.The aggressive demeanour on the field is slowly getting tempered, even as the aggressive streak at the crease is being honed. With him batting, like with Sachin in his prime, India always has a chance. Little wonder then that Kohli is India’s favourite – way ahead of the rest. By Kunal PradhanAlso read:Mood of the Nation: Modi bounces back after slump in last 3 polls Mood of the Nation: Is Rahul Gandhi best PM candidate for Congress? Mood of the Nation: Modi a boon for India’s international ties Arvind Kejriwal or Nitish Kumar: Who can lead an anti-Modi alliance? Mood of the Nation: Curious case of Modi not being blamed for inflation, corruption, no jobslast_img read more

BCCI to look into CAB’s plea to appoint higher-ranked umpires in Ranji Trophy

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to consider the Cricket Association of Bengal’s plea to appoint higher-ranked umpires for Ranji Trophy games and has decided to “relook” at the matter, sources close to the board said.The CAB had said, in a letter, that the BCCI has deputed lower-ranked umpires for the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments in December with higher-ranked umpires not being given a chance.In its reply, the BCCI has assured CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya, who wrote the letter initially, that “the points raised in your mail are well received”, and the issue will be looked into.Also Read – Rahul Johri presents his case in sexual harassment allegations before probe panel”I am sure you would appreciate the fact that we have 115 umpires from which we have to manage the domestic matches appointments keeping in mind the travelling of umpires from one venue to the other.”However, we will definitely relook at the match allocations to ensure that top eight ranked umpires from Group C, no matter which association they belong to, are posted for Ranji matches,” the mail, a copy of which is with IANS, read.Asked about BCCI’s reply, Dalmiya said, “It’s a routine matter and we don’t want to make an issue out of it. We wrote the letter in good faith and the BCCI has assured us that the matter would be looked into.”In the letter, Dalmiya wrote: “I am constrained to write this mail to you regarding the posting of the BCCI umpires allocated by the Board for the upcoming matches to be played in December 2018.advertisement”In this regard, you are aware that ranking of umpires for the season has been done by the BCCI and as part that, the highest ranking umpires are given the priority when allotments are done.”However, we’ve been given to understand that despite the above policy in place, yesterday when the allotment were made, it was observed that while one to four ranked umpires were given postings in Ranji Trophy games, 5 to 32 ranked umpires were not considered for posting in Ranji Trophy matches to be played in December.”The most surprising factor here is that again, the umpires who are ranked 33-35 in Group C were considered for Ranji Trophy matches,” the letter said.(With IANS inputs)Also Watch –last_img read more

Barcelona team news vs Espanyol

first_imgPrimera División Barcelona Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Espanyol Ben Hayward Last updated 2 years ago 22:59 7/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Lionel Messi Barcelona Getty Images Primera División Barcelona v Espanyol Espanyol Barcelona Everything you need to know ahead of the Catalan derby clash at Camp Nou on Saturday night Barcelona face what is potentially their toughest test yet in the Primera Division as they meet local rivals Espanyol at home in La Liga on Saturday.They have had successive 2-0 wins over Betis and Alaves in their first two league matches and are back in action with a Catalan derby this weekend following the international break.Barca -2 21/20 with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing It is also the first fixture for Ernesto Valverde’s side since the close of the transfer window at the beginning of this month and here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of the Camp Nou clash…BARCELONA INJURIESIvan Rakitic is doubtful with a muscle problem and is unlikely to be risked against Espanyol, while Rafinha is still sidelined and will play no part in the derby duel.Arda Turan will miss out after returning from international duty with a thigh problem, but Luis Suarez featured for Uruguay in the recent break and is back in contention for a starting spot following his injury against Betis on the opening day.Ivan Rakitic Barcelona Supercopa de EspanaBARCELONA SUSPENSIONS Only three Barcelona players, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto, have been booked this season, so coach Ernesto Valverde has no suspended stars for the game against Espanyol this weekend.Ernesto Valverde BarcelonaBARCELONA POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPOusmane Dembele is set to make his Barcelona debut after moving from Borussia Dortmund for an initial €105 million last month, the France forward starting on the left of attack in Neymar’s old position as Luis Suarez returns to the side after injury in the centre of the attack.In midfield, Rakitic looks set to miss out, so Valverde could hand a full debut to summer signing Paulinho and rest Andres Iniesta (who played twice for Spain in the international break) for the Champions League game against Juventus on Tuesday.Sergi Roberto should start in midfield, with Nelson Semedo in the right-back role.Barcelona possible EspanyolESPANYOL TEAM NEWS Espanyol have just one point from their two games in La Liga so far, having drawn 1-1 at Sevilla and lost 1-0 at home to Leganes.Midfielder Victor Sanchez and striker Alvaro Vazquez look set to shake off knocks in time for the game against Barcelona. Goalkeeper Diego Lopez is doubtful, while defender Oscar Duarte and midfielder Javi Lopez are set to miss out.Veteran striker Sergio Garcia is relishing the derby atmosphere and said: “The more noise I hear at Camp Nou, the better I will be.”Gerard Pique Espanyol Barcelona LaLiga 29042017BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Barcelona have won 13 consecutive games at home in La Liga, their best run since January 2014 (25). Espanyol have lost eight games in a row at Camp Nou, their worst run since May 2004 (17). Espanyol have gone 16 games without a win against Barcelona in La Liga (losing 13 of those), their worst run without a win in the Catalan derby. Lionel Messi (15) is the all-time top scorer in the Catalan derby (in La Liga). If he plays, Sergio Garcia will make his 300th appearance in La Liga. He has scored 71 goals in the competition. TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Barcelona versus Espanyol kicks off at 20:45 at Camp Nou on Saturday and will be broadcast live from 19.40 UK time on Sky Sports football.last_img read more

Minister Bunting Commits to Deadline for Removal of Juveniles from Fort Augusta

first_img South Camp centre will be renovated to accommodate all inmates currently residing at Fort Augusta Story Highlights Government will remove all female juveniles from Fort Augusta by year-endcenter_img Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, has given the assurance that the Government will make good on its commitment to have all female juveniles removed from the Fort Augusta Correctional Centre by year-end.Speaking at on July 17 Jamaica House press briefing, Minister Bunting said that coming out of discussions with the Commissioner of Corrections, the relocation could be as early as September.This removal, he said, is the first phase of the transfer of inmates from Fort Augusta to two distinct facilities, which will be built at South Camp Correctional Centre in Kingston.He informed that the adult females would be relocated sometime next year, as the December timeline, which was originally set, due to the then urgent need for the Fort Augusta property for use by the Port Authority of Jamaica, had been pushed back.“We have a little bit more time…so rather than having to focus on the whole South Camp (Correctional) facility – two distinct sections – we can now focus only on the juvenile section (and) accelerating that,” Minister Bunting said.In January, Mr. Bunting announced that the South Camp centre will be renovated to accommodate all inmates currently residing at Fort Augusta.He informed that there will be total separation of the juveniles from the adults.“That compound will be divided into two discrete, totally separate, though adjacent, facilities. They will be divided by a double fence (and a partition), so there won’t even be visual connection between the two,” he stated.The Minister said the Government was also exploring the possibility of a public/private partnership for the construction of a modern adult correctional facility.He said that the Government was receiving interest from at least two reputable companies to enter into a public/private partnership to undertake the project. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has been tasked to manage this process.last_img read more

Feedback Sought on Proposed Changes to the Environment Act

first_imgNova Scotians are invited to comment on proposed changes to the Environment Act. The act has undergone a legislated review that takes place every five years and changes have been proposed to improve efficiency and effectiveness. “Nova Scotians are telling us that the act works well, but we’re taking this opportunity to make it even better,” said Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau. “A strong Environment Act will help protect our environment now and for future generations.” The act guides the day-to-day operations of the Department of Environment, including the assessment, approvals, and investigations of activities which may pose a risk to the environment. The suggested changes are based on discussions with department staff and input received from interested parties and the public in recent years. Comments on the proposed changes will be considered before amendments are brought forward in the legislature. A discussion paper is available at www.gov.ns.ca/nse . Nova Scotians can provide feedback through the online form, by e-mailing policy@gov.ns.ca or by mailing Environment Act Review, 5151 Terminal Rd., P.O. Box 442, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2R7. The deadline for comments is August 22.last_img read more

Australia welcomes Lankas support to combat people smuggling

“The visit highlighted Australia’s commitment to combating the dangerous trade of people smuggling” theHigh Commissioner said. During the visit Mr Vardos highlighted recent statements by Australia’s Minister for Immigration andCitizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen, that people arriving by boat are subject to the “no advantage” principlewhich could include being transferred offshore for processing or remaining in detention. “People who arrivein Australia by boat will have no work rights while they await their claims to be processed. They will not beable to earn money” he said.Mr Vardos warned those contemplating the dangerous journey to Australia by boat: “People smugglers arelying to you. Don’t waste your money, don’t risk your life. There is no visa on arrival. There will be nospecial treatment, no speedy outcome and certainly no advantage given to those who come by boat”. The Australian delegation was led by Peter Vardos, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration andCitizenship, and included senior representatives from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service,Australian Federal Police, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Attorney-General’s Department. Mr Vardos noted the commencement of transfers to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea with the firsttransfer on 21 November comprising of family groups who had arrived in Australia by boat. “Australia willcontinue to regularly transfer people who arrive by boat to Manus Island and the Pacific island nation ofNauru and will continue to return people where they do not engage Australia’s international obligations” hesaid.During the visit, the delegation met senior Sri Lankan officials including the Navy Commander, ViceAdmiral Jayanath Colombage, Inspector General of Police, N. K. Illangakoon, Secretary to the Ministry ofExternal Affairs, Mr Karunatilaka Amunugama, Solicitor General, Mr Wijetilleke, and Ministry of Defenceofficials.Discussions focused on joint cooperation between Australia and Sri Lanka to combat people smuggling andsteps to be taken to strengthen that cooperation, while also acknowledging the important contributions of SriLankan government agencies involved in combating people smuggling. The two nations’ officials alsodiscussed preparation for the forthcoming inaugural meeting of a Joint Working Group to address peoplesmuggling and border security issues. Australia today welcomed Sri Lanka’s continued cooperation to combat people smuggling following arecent visit to Sri Lanka by a high-level delegation of immigration and border security officials.Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, H.E Robyn Mudie, said the visit on 22 to 23 November was ademonstration of the breadth and depth of Australia’s cooperation with Sri Lanka. The delegation also travelled to Trincomalee to meet with Navy officials and to visit an Australian-fundedDisplaced Persons Program (DPP) project which is supporting local community cooperatives in the dairysector to support livelihood development in Sri Lanka. read more

UNP proposal given to SLFP

It also proposes that the system of preference votes be abolished and the tenure of the Parliament and the Provincial Council fixed at five years. (Colombo Gazette) The UNP constitution also proposes as a novel system the executive powers of the President to be exercised on apolitical basis and to be subject to checks and balances. The opposition United National Party (UNP) today handed over its proposals for a new constitution to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).A UNP delegation including UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake handerd over the proposals to SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena. Under the Westminster system the Cabinet of Ministers will be restricted to 25 including the Prime Minister.The proposed constitution of the UNP also guarantees the freedom of expression and will be strengthened to include the right to information. The UNP had last month made public its proposed constitution which includes a British style Westminster system for the Cabinet. read more

Chief of UN agency calls on Asian countries to support hunger reduction

Executive Director James Morris said Southeast Asia has the economic potential to produce the largest number of “emerging donors” to the agency in its humanitarian efforts.“We need the countries of this region to work with us in alleviating the crises in this region and the world,” Mr. Morris said in Bangkok, citing Thailand as a new donor to WFP. The Government donated 3,000 tons of rice in response to the Afghanistan emergency in 2001, and this year a private consortium mobilized 30 tons of rice for the Iraq emergency.While in Bangkok, Morris is consulting with the WFP managers of 11 countries in Asia on ways to build on progress made so far. He is also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and other senior government officials to discuss the deepening collaboration between Thailand and WFP.Mr. Morris noted that the strong economic potential of Asia is matched by the enormity of its problems, notably high malnutrition levels in some areas, spiralling rates of HIV/AIDS, and natural disasters that are taking on an increasing severity because of unusual combinations of drought and flood.In August 2001, WFP moved its regional bureau from Rome to Bangkok to be in a better position to oversee emergency and development operations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.Earlier this week, Mr. Morris was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he visited two WFP-supported projects to help children. He also met with Prime Minister Hun Sen to discuss the agency’s work in the country and the crucial role played by the Government in improving the agricultural, educational and health sectors of the country. read more

Second Cup ends last year with first positive samestore sales quarter since

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Second Cup ended last year with its first positive same-store sales quarter since 2012.Same-store sales for locations open at least a year were up 0.2 per cent in the fourth quarter — the first time Second Cup has had positive same-store sales in 14 quarters going back to early 2013.The chain of coffee shops had $94,000 of net income in the three months ended Dec. 26, or one cent per share, compared with a loss of $469,000 or four cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier.Second Cup (TSX:SCU) has been working to revitalize its brand and franchise network amid stiff competition from other coffee companies including Starbucks and restaurant chains including Tim Hortons and McDonald’s.The company’s full-year loss was reduced to $1.153 million or nine cents per share, an improvement from the $27 million loss or $2.66 per share in 2014.System-wide sales by the cafes fell to $46.9 million in the fourth quarter, from $49.4 million a year earlier when Second Cup had 37 more locations in its network.Revenue for the quarter rose to $9.6 million from $8.4 million.At the end of 2015, Second Cup had 310 cafes, including 32 owned by the parent company.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Second Cup ended last year with its first profitable quarter since 2012, and that same-store sales were up two per cent. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 23, 2016 11:33 am MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Second Cup ends last year with first positive same-store sales quarter since 2012 read more

DR Congo UN peacekeeping chief expresses solidarity with people of troubled Kasai

VIDEO: Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix paid a week-long visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: UN News According to a note issued in New York by a UN Spokesman, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, expressed deep concern about persistent violence and serious human rights abuses in the Kasai.He also stressed the importance of prosecuting all perpetrators of crimes and promised the full support of the United Nations so that the perpetrators of the murder of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalán could be brought to justice.On Wednesday, he travelled to Kananga, the capital of Kasai province, to express the UN’s solidarity with the people of the region and discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen the local presence of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission, known as MONUSCO.Today, he met with President Joseph Kabila, in the capital, Kinshasa. Throughout his visit, Mr. Lacroix reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to support the full implementation of the 31 December Agreement and the efforts of MONUSCO to help create a peaceful environment conducive to the holding of free, fair and inclusive elections by the end of the year.In Goma, Mr. Lacroix exchanged views with the Governor of North Kivu, Julien Paluku, on how the UN Mission can best help address security challenges and inter-communal tensions in the province. read more

Record number of learner drivers report instructors for sexually inappropriate behaviour

More than 200 learner drivers accused their instructors of sexually inappropriate behaviour last year, prompting calls for lessons to be recorded to protect students, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. A total of 247 allegations of serious misconduct were lodged with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) from April 2018 to March 2019, a three-fold increase compared to four years ago when only 75 complaints were received. Last year, 10 instructors were banned from teaching following complaints from women as young as 17, statistics obtained under Freedom of Information laws show. The rise in complaints in England, Wales and Scotland has triggered calls for all commercial driving lessons…

Govt will not resign – Granger

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCalls for Govt to resign continue…December 31, 2018In “latest news”MPs will not return to National Assembly to extend caretaker Govt time in office – PPPAugust 4, 2019In “latest news”President must dissolve Parliament – fmr National Assembly ClerkJuly 15, 2019In “latest news” …tells supporters “I ain’t going nowhere”In the presence of about a 1000 supporters of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, on Sunday, President David Granger reiterated that he will not resign and that the Government will remain in office as the no-confidence resolution is being appealed.In fact, he told the gathering that his Government will exhaust all avenues and aspects of the law, while adding that there is no ‘caretaker government’. Granger said he will remain President until the next President is sworn in, as he grinned “I don’t know how they gon wuk that one out”.In addition, the President noted that Parliament has not been dissolved and that the National Assembly will continue to do the work is was duly elected to carry out.President David Granger, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, APNU’s Chief Whip, Amna Ally at the Commissioner Ceremony on SundayThis comes on the heels of the ruling by acting Chief Justice Roxane George who stated that the December 31, 2018 No-confidence Motion was validly passed in the National Assembly and Government has to resign in keeping with constitutional provisions of Article 106 and 106 (7) respectively.She was at the time addressing the other case filed on behalf of the Government by Attorney General Basil Williams that sought to put a hold on the enforcement of the motion since he was contending whether the said motion was indeed carried by a majority of all elected members and whether or not the 33 to 32 breakdown means it was validly passed.According to the acting Chief Justice, the Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland found that motion was carried by majority of 33-32. She noted that the validity of motion was not doubted when it was carried on December 21.Moreover, she noted that when concerns were raised subsequently after and advanced before Speaker Scotland, he stood by the carried motion and digressed to the court for interpretation.A section of the crowd on SundayThe CJ, however, outlined that the President and the Ministers cannot remain in Government beyond three months in accordance with Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) respectively.Article 106 (6) states that “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, 106 (7) goes on to state that, “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 agrees by not less than two thirds of all members.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo welcomed the ruling by acting Chief Justice Roxane George saying this now paves the way for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to start preparation for the hosting of General and Regional Elections – constitutionally due in March.According to the Opposition Leader, now that the Chief Justice has upheld the validity of the no-confidence resolution, and refuses to a stay the judgement as well as to refuse to issue a conservatory order for the Government to remain in office upon request of the Attorney General, focus must be placed on the elections body.General Secretary of the PPP/C Dr Bharrat JagdeoDavid Granger, Chief Whip Amna Ally, Minister of State Joseph Harmon and others at the commissioning on Sunday“… the timeline remains valid and the clock keeps ticking… So now we need to turn our attention to GECOM and force GECOM to act in accordance with the Constitution. And so in the next couple of days, even if it means legal action to force GECOM to start the preparations for elections,” he stated.According to Article 106 (7) of the Constitution, Government should call elections within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion. This means elections are to be held by March 19 and insisted that the Elections Commission can be ready for polls within the next 50 days or so. read more

Watson Farley Williams advised Universal Coal on Australian Stock Exchange listing

first_imgWatson, Farley & Williams, a leading international law firm, has advised Universal Coal on its listing on the Australian Stock Exchange and placing to raise A$20.4 million. Universal Coal is a South African focused coal company holding interests in three thermal coal projects of between 25% and 70.5%, which contain over 300 Mt of JORC compliant resources. It is aiming to achieve first coal production from the Kangala project in 2011, ramping up to full production by the first quarter of 2012, subject to various regulatory approvals. The Kangala project is located in the Witbank coalfield in South Africa, which supplies more than 50% of South Africa’s saleable export and domestic coal. The development of this project is planned to be followed by the development of the Roodekop and Brakfontein projects, subject to positive feasibility studies, financing and other regulatory approvals. Both projects are being planned to maximise their export coal potential. In addition to the thermal coal projects, Universal Coal has an earn-in agreement over two coking coal projects (Berenice and Somerville) that together contain 396 Mt of JORC compliant Inferred resources.Jan Mellmann, Partner and Head of the International Corporate Group, led the team for Watson, Farley & Williams and was assisted by solicitors Helen Berg, Rebecca Cressy and Rhodri Thomas. Steinepreis Paganin and Webber Wentzel advised on matters of Australian law and South African law respectively. Mellmann comments: “We have assisted Universal Coal with its plans for a number of years now and were delighted to have advised on its successful listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. It is unusual to do an IPO for a UK Plc on the Australian Stock Exchange, and Universal Coal’s assets are in South Africa, but we are very used to handling complex cross-border projects, so it was particularly pleasing to see that the project proceeded smoothly to close earlier this month.”last_img read more

Free Car Seat Safety Check At Kenai Fire Department On Wednesday

first_imgThe free car seat checkup will take place this Wednesday, from 1-3 p.m., at the Department at the corner of Main St and S Willow. No appointments are necessary. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Are your kids safe in the car? Kenai Fire Department will be conducting free car seat safety checks at Station 1 on June 13, from 1-3 p.m., and they will let you know. Tucker said there’s more to installing a car seat than simply strapping it in. Chief Tucker: “Probably the most common mistake is the seat’s put in too loosely. They really need to be tightened down. The adjustments on the car seats themselves to properly fit children. Those are the things that are most commonly found.” Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker: “People buy their car safety seats and there is really a proper way of putting them in and we have people that are trained to do that. They actually take a 40 hour class to learn how to properly install car safety seats.”last_img read more

OJ Simpson joins Twitter with the message Got a little getting even

first_img Best Buy Tags Twitter Apple iPhone XS See It See It Aquaman director James Wan the latest celeb to take social media break 0 See It $999 Sprint See the high-tech (for 1995) computer simulation of the OJ murder case OJ Simpson getting latest iPhone, says lawyer On SNL, Gal Gadot goes on Bumble date with O.J. Simpson $999 “Mr. Simpson is the most positive person I’ve ever met,” LaVergne told CNN on Saturday. “He’s also very well informed on current events. He will not be negative. Nor will he comment on the LA thing. It will be one of the best accounts on Twitter to follow.””The LA thing” that LaVergne is referring to is the June 12, 1994, murders of Nicole and Ron.While Simpson avoided jail time for the 1994 murders, he was later convicted in Las Vegas for a 2007 robbery and kidnapping after he attempted to steal some of his sports memorabilia from a hotel. Simpson was released from prison in October 2017.Time will tell what Simpson will reveal on his personal Twitter account, but it should prove to be interesting to say the least.  Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray)center_img O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole in 2017 after serving time for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction in Nevada. Getty Images Just when you thought Twitter couldn’t get more bizarre, football icon, actor and former murder suspect O.J. Simpson has joined Twitter. And he has an uneasy message for us.”Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything,” Simpson said in a selfie video posted on Friday night.But the more ominous moment in the video was when Simpson added with a smile, “It should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do.” $999 Boost Mobile null Simpson didn’t elaborate on what “getting even” actually meant, but those who know about his notorious murder case might find that comment a bit unsettling. Simpson joined Twitter just two days after the 25th anniversary of the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The trial captured the attention of the world, especially when the famous NFL Hall of Fame member was tried and acquitted by a jury in 1995.While Simpson’s Twitter account has yet to be verified with a blue checkmark like other celebrities, his attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, told CNN the account does belong to Simpson. Online Internet Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 17 Photos More O.J. Simpson CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Coming Soon!!! pic.twitter.com/R1tXOuuLgO— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019 See it $999last_img read more

Video emerges of French presidents bodyguard beating protester in Paris

first_imgFILE – In this 1 March 2017 file picture centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, flanked by his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, left, visits the Agriculture Fair in Paris, Wednesday, 1 March 2017. Benalla an aide to president Emmanuel Macron, charged with security, has been seen in a video wearing a police helmet and beating up a student protester in May, reigning criticism on Macron notably due to the light punishment _ a two-week suspension. Photo : APA video showing one of French president Emmanuel Macron’s security chiefs beating a student demonstrator, until now cloaked in secrecy, is drawing a fierce public backlash over what is seen as mild punishment and a possible cover-up.The video of the 1 May event in Paris, revealed by Le Monde on Wednesday evening, shows Alexandre Benalla in a helmet with police markings, and surrounded by riot police, brutally dragging off a woman from a demonstration and then repeatedly beating a young man on the ground. The man is heard begging him to stop. Another man in civilian clothing pulled the young man to the ground.Police, who had hauled the man from the crowd before Benalla took over, didn’t intervene. Benalla then left the scene. The second man was apparently a gendarme who Le Monde said had worked with Benalla in the past.The uproar over Benalla’s punishment – a two-week suspension and a change in responsibilities – forced top French officials to address the issue Thursday. But Macron has remained silent. Benalla, who hasn’t commented on the matter, handled Macron’s security during the presidential campaign.Prime minister Edouard Philippe, responding to questions in the Senate, called the event “shocking,” but stumbled to respond to questions, notably whether all French are equal before the law.Interior minister Gerard Collomb said that the two men “obviously had no legitimate (reason) to intervene.” He said he has demanded that a police unit which investigates suspected criminal behavior by officers explain the rules for observers and verify whether they were respected.Condemning the “unacceptable behavior,” Macron spokesman Bruno Roger-Petit said that Benalla was also removed from his responsibilities of organising security for presidential trips – though he maintains his office at the Elysee Palace.In addition, authorities launched a preliminary investigation that could lead to charges against Benalla, a judicial official said on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorised to discuss an ongoing case.Despite this, Benalla has been seen this month on the ground with police at several high-profile events, including the return home Monday of France’s champion World Cup team, an event attended by hundreds of thousands.Macron, in the Dordogne region to officially launch a new postage stamp, didn’t respond to questions about the scandal. The upstart centrist elected last year had promised an exemplary presidency during his term to break with unending cases of corruption in French politics.Roger-Petit said the punishment dealt out to Benalla was the “most serious” ever given to a top aide at the presidential Elysee Palace and served as a “last warning before dismissal.”Opposition politicians expressed shock, with some denouncing a climate of impunity at the top of the French political hierarchy and asking Macron to personally address the issue.The head of France’s main conservative party The Republicans, Laurent Wauquiez, asked on Europe 1 radio if the government was trying to “hush the affair.”Roger-Petit stressed that Benalla had requested authorisation to use his day off “to observe” security forces’ operations on May Day when marches are traditionally held. It was granted.It was unclear why the young man under attack, who wasn’t detained, was singled out by police before Benalla intervened.”An observer doesn’t act like that,” said the spokesman for the UNSA-Police union. They are typically equipped and briefed in advance, and the framework is “completely clear,” Philippe Capon told BFM-TV.He couldn’t say why police didn’t stop Benalla.The context was “special,” he said. “He was an observer from the Elysee. When police officials hear the word ‘Elysee’ there is a particular apprehension.”last_img read more

BSF detains 3 children among 16 Bangladeshis

first_imgLogo of arrestThe Border Security Force (BSF) of India has detained around 16 Bangladeshi nationals, including six women and children for ‘illegally entering into its territory’, reports the Business Standard.Later, the BSF handed over the Bangladeshis to the Gaighata police.Quoting Indian police, the India media outlet on Sunday said 10 men, three women and three children were held from Angailail border on 24 June.The police, however, did not disclose identities of the detainees.The India police claimed that the Bangladeshis entered India by crossing the border illegally, the report added.last_img

Assassins Creed III and Far Cry 3 PC system requirements revealed

first_imgTwo of this holiday season’s biggest games, Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 3, will see a release across the major consoles and PC. If you;re planning to play them on console you have nothing to worry about, but PC gamers always need to check the specs before buying a game.Ubisoft has this week revealed the system requirements for both games, and unless your machine is pretty ancient or a budget laptop, you should be able to play them minus a few of the more GPU-heavy graphical effects.AdChoices广告Here’s the minimum sped you’ll need to play each game:Assassin’s Creed III2.66GHz Core 2 Duo or 3GHz Athlon 64X2 6000+2GB RAM512MB DirectX 9.0c graphics card with Shader Model 4.0DirectX 9.0c sound cardDual-layer DVD drive17GB hard drive spaceWindows Vista/7/8Far Cry 32.66GHz Core 2 Duo or 3GHz Athlon 64X2 6000+4GB RAM512MB DirectX 9.0c graphics card with Shader Model 4.0 As you can see, the Far Cry 3 spec is a little lacking, but noticeably requires double the RAM of Assassin’s Creed III. It’s best to assume the rest of the spec is going to be the same for Far Cry 3 as it is for AS3.As for recommended specs for each game, Ubisoft would prefer you play the game using a Core i3 CPU at least, 4-8GB of RAM, and a DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM on board. The top end system example is a Core i7 and a Nvidia GTX680 or an AMD Bulldozer FX4150 and Radeon HD7970.Assassin’s Creed III will be released on October 30, while you’ll have to wait until December 4 to get your hands on Far Cry 3. In both cases you won’t have to suffer the always-connected UPlay DRM, but there is a one-time game activation that requires an Internet connection.last_img read more

Change File Locations of Cortana Search on Windows 10

first_imgChange File Locations of Cortana Search on Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on August 15, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – No commentsCortana and search are more or less merged on Windows 10. You may use search to find programs, apps, web results, settings, and local files.Windows 10 uses indexing for locations, and will only return results of indexed locations when you run searches using the Windows 10 start menu.Default locations that are indexed automatically include the start menu, the user folder, the desktop, and various others.You may have noticed that some files are not picked up by search when you search for them. This usually comes down to them not being in the index.It is easy enough to change that, here is how.Change File Locations of Cortana SearchIf you want Cortana to search for files in locations that are not indexed by default — think of other drives that may hold documents or other files — then you need to change the file locations that are indexed by search on Windows 10.Step 1: Opening the Indexing OptionsTo open the Indexing Options, do the following:Tap on the Windows-key.Type Indexing Options.Select the result of the same name.Step 2: Modifying the index locationsThe main Indexing Options window lists all locations that are indexed currently. To add, remove or modify locations, click on the “modify” button in the interface to get started.It may take a moment before the new screen appears. This new screen offers controls to add, remove or change indexing locations.To remove an existing location, double-click on it in the lower half of the interface (summary of selected locations).This jumps to the location in the upper half of the interface. There you may remove the checkmark from the folder to remove it from the index.You may remove subfolders only as well. All subfolders that are removed by you are added to the exclude filter.To add a new location, simply browse to it and place a checkmark next to it. This way you may add locations on secondary drives or locations on the main drive to the index.All files in indexed locations may be returned when you run searches using Cortana on Windows 10.Step 3: IndexingOnce you have made changes to the index, click on “ok” to return to the main screen. Windows 10 will start to index new locations automatically. This may take a while depending on the number of new files in those locations.You may start the indexing manually if it does not start. Click on the advanced button in the interface do get started.You may want to check out the advanced options page first before you hit the rebuild button.First, you may enable the indexing of encrypted files and change the location of the index that Windows 10 maintains on the screen.The File Types tab enables you to select file types that you want indexed, and those that should not be indexed. If you don’t need image or video results for instance, you may disable matching file extensions such as .png, .avi or .bmp to exclude them from being indexed.Another option that you have on the screen is to select whether Windows 10 should only index file properties, or also file contents.Closing WordsYou may use the method to add or remove file locations from being indexed. This can be very useful if you don’t need Internet Explorer favorites indexed for instance, or if you want files in locations that are not indexed by default to be returned when you run searches using Cortana.If you are looking for alternative search options, check out our comparison of third-party search programs for Windows.SummaryArticle NameChange File Locations of Cortana Search on Windows 10DescriptionFind out how to add, remove or change file locations that Cortana Search uses on Windows 10 devices to return search results.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more