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Id do it again,S. I can’t have illegals," LeBas said. Yet according to Rick Rieder, Saturday is World Down Syndrome Day,Uttar Pradesh Voters in 150 constituencies have already exercised their right to vote after the first two phases of polling.After western Uttar Pradesh the focus now has shifted to the historically and politically significant region of Awadh and Purvanchal (eastern Uttar Pradesh) These two densely populated regions lying on the fertile Indo-Gangetic plains have 234 seats between them The political significance be gauged by the fact that eight of the 15 prime ministers India has had were elected from these regions Of the 109 constituencies that recorded a low margin of victory in the 2012 elections 61 were situated in Awadh and Purvanchal That amounts to one-fourth of the total seats in the region Such a high percentage of narrow-margin victories point out to closely fought electoral battles in the two politically crucial regions of the state However of the 89 Purvanchal seats which go to polls in the final two phases only 16 were won narrowly in the 2012 elections This means that the next three phases of Assembly election taking place in the Awadh region would cover 45 seats that had been won by a margin of less than three percent votes in 2012 The last election’s data throws some interesting bits of information Take for instance the Farrukhabad constituency which is located in the Awadh region The constituency which votes on Sunday witnessed an interesting contest last time when an Independent candidate Vijay Singh trounced BJP’s Major Suneel Dutt Dwivedi by a nerve-wrecking margin of just 147 vote In fact Singh was only one of the two Independents candidates who managed to scrap through to a win – the other instance was in the Sayadraja constituency which goes to polls on 8 March Similarly the Ghazipur constituency which comes under Purvanchal recorded a narrow victory in 2012 polls Last election the constituency – it goes to poll in the final phase – witnessed a SP versus BSP battle that went down to the wire Ultimately the SP candidate Vijay Kumar Mishra defeated his nearest BSP rival Raj Kumar by a margin of 241 votes Mishra went on to be a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government before joining the BJP on 16 February While Awadh and Purvanchal hog the limelight in the electoral battlefield of Uttar Pradesh the impoverished and politically insignificant Bundelkhand is often ignored Bundelkhand – the forgotten backwaters of Uttar Pradesh The region which has been facing severe drought problems since many years saw the BSP doing better than the rest as it secured seven out of 19 seats Seven seats in the region were won narrowly – the BSP winning four while the SP emerging victorious in two However with just 19 seats Bundelkhand may play no major role in determining Uttar Pradesh’s political destiny The scenario looks different this time The race to Lucknow seems to be much more interesting this election Unlike 2012 this time around the SP has joined hands with the Congress while BJP now looks a much more formidable opponent after its astonishing victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls On the other hand BSP seems to be on the backfoot after its debacle in the Lok Sabha polls The ruling party is banking on its young chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s development image to ride back to power – a factor which may have encouraged Rahul Gandhi to tie up with his party On the other hand the BJP in its bid to form its first government since 1997 is seeking to reap electoral benefits from the note ban saga Notably for the first time since 2007 the party ruing the Centre is in serious contention to rule Uttar Pradesh? Food and Drug Administration." With reporting by Martin Enserink, Write to Eliza Berman at eliza.

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No matter what seed we are, that’s what we’re expected to do.”Layden wondered aloud whether the Wolves should have been more aggressive to acquire a new player at the trade deadline in February.“We had a lot of things that went back and forth, and maybe we should’ve done something a little different,” Layden said. “I take responsibility for that, but we’re always looking to push and push and get better.”BUTLER’S HEALTHADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Thibodeau has always leaned heavily on the starters he trusts the most, and this season with the Wolves was no exception. Butler was third in the NBA with an average of 36.7 minutes played per game, and coincidentally or not he missed 23 games, all but two because of trouble with his right knee. Thibodeau said Butler will not need an additional procedure.Butler can also opt out of his contract after next season, without an extension in place.“It’s important for him to feel good about everything that we’re doing here,” Thibodeau said.LONG RANGEThe Wolves actually led the NBA during the playoffs with a 41.3 percent make rate from 3-point range, but part of the problem is a lack of space in the playbook for setting up attempts from beyond the arc. They finished last in the league in the regular season with an average of eight 3-pointers made per game.“I thought our guys in the second half of the season were doing a very good job of looking for opportunities, but we do have to take more,” Thibodeau said.Even owner Glen Taylor, in an interview earlier this month with his hometown newspaper, the Mankato Free Press, openly questioned the lack of improvement.“If other teams can learn to shoot 3s, why can’t we?” Taylor told the Free Press.WINNING WITH WIGGINS?The maximum contract the Wolves gave Wiggins last summer will kick in next season, paying the 23-year-old more than $25 million. There’s no player on the roster who will be under more pressure to be more consistently productive on both ends of the court. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Impressive season lays groundwork for Pacers future In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, watches from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time since 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves are entering May without their customary collection of good-luck charms for the NBA draft lottery.The longest-running absence from the playoffs in the league finally over, the Wolves took a significant accomplishment into the summer after their 47-35 record during the regular season tied for the fifth-best in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT “The experience of the playoffs was huge for him. He did a lot of good things,” Thibodeau said. “I think we saw down the stretch him playing a more complete game, and I think he can build off that.”BJELICANemanja Bjelica, who played both forward spots off the bench and was a relatively productive starter during Butler’s absence, will be a restricted free agent. His playing time was scant during the playoff series, which Thibodeau said was matchup-related.“But I thought overall he played really well for us,” Thibodeau said. “Sometimes you have to put the team first.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “When you haven’t done something for 14 years, it’s a major step for our organization, and it’s not easy to do. 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With 16 out of 41 home games declared sellouts, they had their highest number since 1991-92, and local television ratings were way up, too.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownStill, in typical Timberwolves fashion, the road to relevancy was not without potholes.Falling in five games to the Rockets was forgivable, considering their opponent had the NBA’s best record, but the Wolves were beaten a total of eight times by the league’s bottom eight teams that all won fewer than 29 games. Win just two of those, and they’re in third place in the West with a much more favorable matchup for the playoffs. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

Rains stall Kings

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Integrity: A Lost Value that Liberia Needs

first_imgThe English dictionary defines integrity as “moral soundness.” Being morally sound means or says a lot of things about a person. Such a person is conscious of his/her daily activities, ensuring that he/she avoids anything that would bring about character assassination. Controlling your ego not to dishonestly take what belongs to others; avoiding actions that will hurt others; speaking the truth; being faithful to duty; and impartially rendering justice are all values associated with integrity.A man or a woman with these attributes needs no maneuvering, whether political or social, to gain people’s admiration or respect. Beyond admiration and respect, any such person will build trust and be trusted in a family, group and country at large. But where are the people with integrity that can be trusted with public office in Liberia today? This scarce value is what this country needs in its leadership.Why do we say this? It is an open secret that many Liberians describe the country’s resources as “elephant meat,” implying that anyone getting into power can butcher his/her share to maintain that person when his/her term in public office expires. On the basis of this selfish, inhumane and impious (wicked, bad, immoral) philosophy, Liberians enter into government, and in some instances, the private sector, with the mindset of cheating and stealing to satisfy their personal desires. Even at the level of the judiciary, justice is for sale to the extent that only the rich and those from the same cult can get it.The high degree of anxiety exhibited by both young and old, women and men to contest a single seat for the House of Representatives from a district, and the establishment of many political parties centering around financially potent individuals leave no doubt in the minds of many astute observers that people are seeking these public positions to enrich themselves to the detriment of the country.Besides government, there is a high degree of dishonesty in a lot of ordinary Liberians. Without fear of challenge, we can boldly state in this editorial that a lot of Liberians will credit from a bank or an individual, and will fail to pay. Last year the Bankers Association published in the Daily Observer and other local dailies the names of debtors who have failed to settle their obligations with most of the banks. Research shows that many people will use different identity (ID) cards to dupe banks of huge sums of money. Some Liberian construction engineers will think of nothing more than stealing building materials, including cement, when awarded contracts. Such a behavior was demonstrated by engineers of the Ministry of Public Works on the Jallah Town road project, under the stewardship of former Minister Luseni Donzo. When a non-governmental organization is awarded a contract to distribute food and other assorted materials, those same materials will be seen at marketplaces the next day. At both public and private hospitals, nurses and other healthcare workers without conscience/integrity will steal drugs to fill private drugstores and pharmacies, leaving those hospitals empty, and subsequently referring patients to these drugstores.Nowadays in Liberia you will note that people do not choose a profession because of passion, but with the intention of acquiring quick money because that field is considered to be lucrative. It is on the basis of this belief that many Liberian students enter into the Business College, Law School and even the Nursing field. This mindset of entering into a profession, especially in finance, to steal is cited as the alleged reason First International Bank (FIB) was taken over by GN Bank.We reference all these incidents because they are the ills affecting our daily interactions as a people and nation. Now that we are fast approaching elections, there is a need that we thoroughly evaluate the many political candidates that are saying the same thing over and over, to weed out the good ones with a minimum record of integrity.We want to thank the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) for initiating and launching the “2017 Integrity Platform” to track political candidates that are coming into the races. It is our ardent hope that this project will liaise with media institutions to bring the candidates/politicians closer to the electorate to hear and examine their platforms in order to give voters the right information to enable them to make the right choice of leaders for the future of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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