#JaVotes2016: Voters turned away in Spanish Town – Liaison officers

first_imgLiaison officers at the Phillippo Baptist Church in Spanish Town were bitter as they told The Gleaner that several persons, who had come to vote were being turned away with claims that their names were not on the voters list. The officers claimed that they escorted several persons and did find their names on the list after they had initially been turned away. “A eleven somebody we count say them name not on the list and when we come back and go up there with them we found their names,” Liaison officer, Joy Francis told The Gleaner. Francis said the presiding officer was in charge and added that even if their names were not on the list there was a supplemental list, which had their names. “From you sell your vote you will sell your soul,” another told The Gleaner.last_img read more

ICC weighs in on run-out controversy

first_imgABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): The chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Dave Richardson, is suggesting that young West Indies bowler Keemo Paul should have warned Zimbabwe batsman Richard Ngarava before removing his bails in an incident that sparked controversy during the recent ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. The incident occurred during a crucial final group game between the two teams with Caribbean side needing just three runs to win with a wicket remaining. Paul clinched victory for West Indies by running Ngarava out at the bowler’s end, while running in to bowl the first delivery of the final over with replays suggesting Ngarava had strayed only marginally from the crease. “My personal view is that where the batsmen aren’t specifically trying to steal runs, the option is with the fielding side to at least warn the batsmen,” Richardson said at a press conference on Monday. “This is often down to the spirit of cricket, and how the individual players see the match. We would like to encourage spirit of cricket at all times.” ICC laws state that the bowler can claim a run-out by whipping off the bails if the non-striker is out of the crease. However, some officials argue that Ngarava’s intentions didn’t seem sinister since he was not attempting to claim undue advantage. “There are other modes of dismissal. If you’re a batsman, you’re interfering when you pick up the ball without asking permission from the fielding side. Strictly speaking, that is illegal and you could be dismissed. But generally, the players don’t take that action,”said the ICC chief executive. “Running the batsman out at the bowler’s end is similar to that. Sure, if the batsman is taking unfair advantage, please run him out. If not, the best course of action is to warn him before taking any action.”last_img read more

Reyes looking to slot in Belo for Cruz in SEA Games roster

first_img“We could [change the lineup], but it’s no guarantee because that will be determined in the team managers’ meeting the night before,” Reyes said in a press conference Saturday at Sky Bar in Marco Polo Ortigas in Pasig City.“So there has to be a very good reason and a very good excuse so that’s going to depend on boss Butch Antonio, but our intent is to have Mac Belo in the place of CBC (Cruz) in the Southeast Asian Games lineup primarily because there’s a chance that he’s not going to make it in Kuala Lumpur,” Reyes added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Cruz is also part of Gilas Pilipinas’ roster in the Fiba Asia Cup, which is set on Aug. 8-20. The Filipinos’ SEA Games campaign opens on Aug. 20 against Thailand, a team which Reyes still sees as a “strong force to reckon with in Southeast Asia”Fil-German Christian Standhardinger, who is the team’s naturalized player in place of Andray Blatche, could also miss the tiff against Thailand due to the same conflict. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMac Belo could get a crack at a third gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games next month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Philippine team coach Chot Reyes is looking at the possibility of tapping Belo as a replacement for Carl Bryan Cruz due to a scheduling conflict with the Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon also slated in August.ADVERTISEMENT UP ends PVL Open stint with squeaker over Power Smashers McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Sonny Barrios, the executive director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, said changing lineups in the SEA Games is not an easy process.“Changing the lineup in the Southeast Asian Games is not simple even if you want to change,” he said. “It’s discretionary on the part of the organizers in the Southeast Asian Games. Even if you want to change and even if the player is really injured, if they won’t allow it, they won’t allow it and that’s the iffy part about it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

Rains Hit Red Light Again

first_imgNow the much expected Rainy Season has once again hit the nation to the woe of traders in the nation’s largest food market, Red Light, selling food and other wares in filth and squalor.The Red Light Market, situated in the business district of Paynesville, plays host to hundreds of Liberian and foreign owned businesses, as well as petty traders that feed greater Monrovia with the critically needed goods and services.The majority of the business people at the Red Light Market are women based in Monrovia, while many others come from rural Liberia with an array of needed goods for the urban markets.Many of the traders and rural business people that are doing business at the Red Light Market in Paynesville endure incredible hardships in the midst of mud and garbage.According to some of the traders, sanitation companies contracted to collect and dispose the volumes of garbage and other waste have over the years miserably failed to meet the expectations of the support partners.Sadly, the traders argued that despite their extensive suggestions and recommendations advanced to sanitation companies and support partners for the inclusion of themselves (traders) in the collection of the garbage, such recommendations have allegedly fallen on deaf ears.The disenchanted traders told the Daily Observer Thursday that year in and year out, the Red-light Market in Paynesville has encountered perennial hardship in the midst of the rotten garbage and mud.They also explained that owing to the strategic location of the Red-light Market in Paynesville, it serves as the epicenter for sustained commercial activities outside Monrovia.“We want all the sanitation companies and support partners to redesign the current strategies of garbage collection and include all the traders and foreign and Liberian owned businesses at the Red Light Market.”The Red Light Market’s business people noted that the Liberian Government and Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) “must wake up from their slumber and swiftly address” the perennial challenges of the business district outside Monrovia.In separate interviews conducted by the Daily Observer with some of the affected business people and traders at the Red-light Market this week, they called on the PCC administration to be proactive in the collection and disposal of the rotten garbage.Foreign businessman Khalid B. Mustapha said the extensive efforts aimed at the sustained collection and disposal of the garbage should be done on a daily basis at the Red-light Market.“As a foreign business person, I’m ready to fund and work with the PCC’s sanitation workers in order to enhance the collection and disposal of this rotten garbage from this market area,” Mr. Mustapha assured.Another foreign businesswoman, Fatoumata Diallo, underscored the need for the PCC’s sanitation workers to work out plans with sanitation experts that would practically respond to the critical sanitation crisis of the Red-light Market.“I can personally assure Liberians and partners that some of us are ready to give support against this never ending menace at this big Red-light Market in Paynesville,” Madam Diallo stressed.A Liberian owned businesswoman Jeanette Browne told the Daily Observer that the PCC’s sanitation workers must be provided the critical working tools that would be responsive to current reality on the ground at the Red-light market in Paynesville.Madam Jeanette stressed the need for the PCC and support partners to intensify the monitoring and evaluation component of the sanitation projects of Monrovia and its environs.In a related development, traders, foreign and Liberian owned business owners have sounded an urgent appeal to all sanitation companies and support partners to step up some aggressive approaches to the sanitation crisis looming at the Red Light Market in Paynesville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Upcoming congress highlights emerging factions – Hinds

first_imgAs PNC chairmanship race heats up– challenge suggests discontent with Williams’ incumbencyAs the race to the People’s National Congress (PNC) chairmanship heats up and two clear contenders for the post have emerged, political analysts believe it will be a contest old versus new, highlighting factions within the party.With the PNC congress slated for August 17, at least two contenders have emerged for the chairmanship post. Attorney General Basil Williams is the incumbent Chairman of the party. Previously he was unopposed for the position.But fellow Cabinet colleagues Joseph Harmon and Volda Lawrence have thrownPolitical analyst, Dr David Hindstheir hats into the ring this time around. In an interview with this publication, political analyst, Dr David Hinds offered his thoughts on the race, which could be the forerunner to 2020’s General and Regional Elections.Hinds posited that the developments indicate a faction within the traditional party faithful that want Williams ousted from the chairmanship, possibly based on his performance. Harmon’s entrance, he noted, indicates the presence of a newer, more coalition minded faction in the party.“Two challengers to Basil Williams for Chairman, one can assume the general membership of the PNC may be dissatisfied with Williams’s tenure and they may be looking for someone new,” Hinds related.“In the last week, we’ve had Volda Lawrence throwing her hat into the race. I thinkPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrencethat Lawrence and Williams are vying for the same kind of vote amongst PNC members. So it means (her) very entry into the race is an indication that that faction seems to think Williams is unable to win and so they turn to Lawrence.”The political analyst posited that what Lawrence and Williams risked was splitting this traditional factor. Hinds thus expressed the belief that if all three ran, one of them might drop out the race ahead of time to avoid splitting the vote and give the traditional faction a chance of overcoming Harmon’s challenge.“We’re seeing two factions emerging within the PNC. One faction is what I would call; the old PNC. And then I think there is a new faction within the PNC; somepeople refer to it as the ex-soldiers. But I think it’s more than the ex-soldiers.”Incumbent PNC Chairman Basil Williams“I think it’s a faction looking beyond the traditional PNC way of doing things and it’s more the APNU type. And I think Harmon represents that type. I think the APNU faction is less tribalist that the other faction.”Harmon is currently the General Secretary for A Partnership for National Unity, the coalition party the PNC joined. The Minister of State is also an Executive Member of the party. And since he announced his candidature in May, Harmon has taken to social media to forward his cause.“That is the democracy which we practise: so every member of the party can aspire to the highest office in our party. And like many others, I am a member of the party of long standing, and therefore have indicated that it is my desire and my interest in putting myself up as a candidate for the chairmanship of the party,” Harmon said.Meanwhile, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, through Director of Sport Christopher Jones, also recently announced her candidacy for the post. Lawrence,Minister of State Joseph Harmona long-time member of the party, had contested for the leadership back in 2012 against now President David Granger.Back in April, Williams had hinted that he may run again for the chairmanship post. “I am servant of the PNC and a servant of my party. They know me. I have been working steadily throughout the years, and me and my comrades… So we don’t think that’s an issue,” he had stated.last_img read more

Two vie to lead Rio Hondo College

first_imgWHITTIER – Rio Hondo College will host an open public forum Wednesday afternoon for the top two finalists vying for job of college president. Monte Perez and Ted Martinez Jr., both former community college administrators, will speak to faculty, students and residents and answer question at the meeting, which begins at 1 p.m. at the college, 3600 Workman Mill Road. Afterward, the college’s board of trustees has scheduled a 4:30 p.m. closed-door meeting to discuss the president’s position. Officials could possibly make a final choice at that time. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

I have no problem with Bale – Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Gareth Bale came off at half time against Juventus, but ‘it is always going to happen in a side like ours,’ said Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane © AFP / Curto DE LA TORREMADRID, Spain, Apr 17 – Zinedine Zidane insists he has no problem with Gareth Bale despite substituting him at half-time during Real Madrid´s Champions League clash against Juventus last week.Sources have told AFP that Bale was surprised and angry at Zidane´s decision to take him off at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Real trailing 2-0 in a match they went on to lose 3-1. The defending champions progressed 4-3 on aggregate. Bale was then not included in the squad for Sunday´s 2-1 win over Malaga in La Liga but Real insisted the plan had always been to rest players for the match.Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane were also spared the trip to La Rosaleda.Real host Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and Bale will be hoping for another chance to state his case ahead of the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich next week.Against Juve, Karim Benzema made way for Bale by dropping to the bench but Zidane says neither player feels sidelined by recent selections.“No I don´t think so, this is football,” Zidane said on Tuesday. “I dont see either of them looking sad, they are training well.“I spoke to the pair of them the other day, they would both like to score more goals but everyone is working well.“It is always going to happen in a side like ours. There are players in good form and playing well but I have to be ready always to evaluate who is the best players for the team at any given time.”Zidane has prefered Benzema as a partner for Ronaldo up front this season but the Frenchman has managed only one goal in his last nine games.“We are not worried, we know the quality he has,” Zidane said. “He has to score goals of course, he knows that – he knows he can do other things but he has to score goals.“He does suffer a little bit when he misses chances but the solution is easy. He has to keep working.“It is just a little blip he is in at the moment – we had that as a team earlier in the season but we kept working. If he keeps working, I´m sure in a short time he will be scoring again.”Real are chasing an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League crown and Bayern’s hopes of stopping them have been dented by an injury to key midfielder, Arturo Vidal.Vidal is set to undergo surgery on a knee problem and looks certain to miss the first leg.“Vidal is an important player but nothing will change,” Zidane said. “Bayern have a very big squad, with lots of good players, and they will replace him for sure.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘He’s an Arctic Monkey in disguise!’ – Who are Liverpool fans Lawson describing?

first_img ‘Leighton Baines is an Arctic Monkey in disguise!’ – Liverpool fans Lawson take the talkSPORT Q&A 1 It’s Starting XI time. One band, 11 questions. Give it up for… Lawson…What’s your favourite talkSPORT Show and why?The weekend breakfast shows with Georgie/Micky, and The Warm Up with Max Rushden. Micky is a fellow scouser so its always good to chat with him.talkSPORT gives you your own show, what’s it’s called and what’s it about?It’d have to be a show for Liverpool fans all over the country. It could be called “Standing In The Park” .Who are the greatest football team in the land?Liverpool. And second are Liverpool reserves!Who is the most rock ‘n’ roll player playing the beautiful game right now?Probably Leighton Baines. He’s an Arctic Monkey in disguise!If you were put in charge of the pre-match entertainment for the FA Cup final at Wembley, what band do you want playing live?Lawson, supporting Sir Paul McCartneyWho’s gonna sing the National Anthem?Jessie J would be good. Keep it British.What track are the players walking down the tunnel and onto the pitch to?Lawson – Roads. Nothing like plugging the new single to 80,000 people. If not Lawson, Rage Against The Machine – Wake UpWhat’s on the stereo in the dressing room to psyche the players up?Foreigner – Eye of the TigerYou build your own rock ‘n’ five-a-side team, who’s in it?Andy Brown, Rod Stewart, John Barnes (definitely an artist), Olly Murs, Sergio Pizzorno.You get to pick one footballer to work as roadie with your band. Who is it and what do you have them doing?Martin Skrtel. Personal Security. What’s going on with the band at the moment?We have just finished our second studio album which will be available in the summer. Our brand new single ‘Roads’ is available next month. Lawson release new single ‘Roads’ on May 10. Watch and listen here: www.youtube.com/lawsonofficiallast_img read more

Newcastle demand STAGGERING £35million for midfielder Moussa Sissoko this summer

first_img1 Moussa Sissoko put in an impressive performance for France as they lost the Euro 2016 final Newcastle United have put a staggering £35million price tag on wantaway midfielder Moussa Sissoko following his impressive Euro 2016 campaign with France.The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from Tyneside since the club’s relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.But it is understood potential suitors have now been told they will match the kind of figure Liverpool had to hand over to capture striker Andy Carroll in January 2011 if they are to lure the midfielder general away from St James’ Park this summer.The 26-year-old earned a place in the starting line-up for Sunday’s final against Portugal after a series of imposing displays, and produced a fine individual performance as his country lost 1-0 at the Stade de France.Sissoko has made no secret of his desire to play Champions League football, much to the annoyance of Newcastle fans who have all too rarely seen him produce the kind of high-octane performances he has for France over the summer.He has already been linked with a series of clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool and manager Rafael Benitez could well be tempted to cash in as he looks to rebuild his squad for life in the Championship.However, while Andros Townsend has already left the Magpies after Crystal Palace activated his £13million escape clause, Benitez is reportedly keen to retain the services of the likes of Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum, despite their understandable desire to be playing their football at the highest possible level next season.Perhaps more significantly, Newcastle have no immediate need to sell their biggest names.And even if they are ultimately persuaded to do so, owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley will not do business on the cheap, and they have sent out a message that they will not waste their time dealing with opportunist bids which come nowhere near meeting their valuation.In the meantime, Benitez will attempt to persuade his leading lights to stay and help Newcastle regain their top-flight status before embarking upon the bright future for which he is planning.The Spaniard continued his rebuilding programme on Monday when he landed 21-year-old Arsenal defender Isaac Hayden on a five-year deal, taking his tally to five summer additions following the captures of Matz Sels, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and Jesus Gamez.last_img read more

RTE APOLOGISES TO DONEGAL FILMMAKER

first_imgRTE has apologised to Donegal filmmaker Neasa Ni Chianain over comments made on Radio Na Gealtachta about her film Fairytale of Kathmandu.It said that the material broadcast in the course of this interview given by poet Paddy Bushe suggested Ms Ní Chianáin offered payment to a person to make a false statement on film.It also suggested she had pressured another person to give pre-scripted answers to certain questions and had exploited a number of youths who participated in the programme. RTÉ said it accepted these suggestions were entirely incorrect and unfair to Ms Ní Chianáin and wished to apologise for the hurt and distress they had caused to her and to her partner.Ms Ní Chianáin left the court in tears. In a statement she issued later, she said she welcomed the apology.She said it had taken two years to get final closure on the unfounded accusations and comments made in the interview.Ms Ní Chianáin said she had had no option but to seek the apology through the courts, as she was told by the head of Raidió na Gaeltachta Edel Ní Chuireáin that RnaG would not correct the material or apologise.She said that independent filmmakers were all vulnerable when speaking out in their work about injustices and moral bankruptcy.Ms Ní Chianáin said as individuals, independent filmmakers did not have massive corporations behind them and did not have the resources to hire lawyers for legal actions if defamatory material is published.‘All we have is the truth to protect us, our reputation and integrity,’ she said.She said if this was attacked by individuals with certain agendas and that is knowingly or unknowingly facilitated by the media, then what hope was there that whistleblowers would want to come forward and warn of injustices and wrong doings.Ms Ní Chianáin said throughout the aftermath of Fairytale of Kathmandu she was accused of many unfounded things, but she said the essential truth of the film had never been undermined.She said if there was more effort put into establishing facts before publishing, a lot of pain and waste of resources would have been spared.RTE APOLOGISES TO DONEGAL FILMMAKER was last modified: May 24th, 2011 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:Neasa Ni ChainainRTElast_img read more