‘There is still bread with justice’

first_imgDespite challenges faced by working class…– Govt in May Day messageIn Guyana, though sections of the working class face challenges, there is still bread with justice. There are no lines for basic items, no riots for food and no spectre of violence against protestors. These are the sentiments expressed by the Guyana Government in its May Day message to Guyanese workers and their colleagues across the world.Following is the full text of the May Day message from the Guyana Government:The Government of Guyana extends May Day greetings and solidarity to Guyanese workers and their colleagues across the world.May Day comes this year with workers in several countries, including highly developed countries, fighting not only against big business but combatting fears of anti-worker and anti-immigrant administrations controlling state policies.Elsewhere, workers and their families are victims of wars, armed conflict, terrorism and threats of nuclear attacks. Millions of able-bodied persons have been rendered jobless, homeless and driven to the edge of starvation. In many countries, including neighbouring states, there is social turmoil and workers face an uncertain future.Our Coalition Government is rooted in a labour tradition and continues to identify with the broader vision of the Guyanese working people for racial and national unity, a stronger, vibrant and purposeful labour movement, defense of our nation’s sovereignty and realising the good life for all Guyanese.In Guyana, though sections of the working class face challenges, there is still bread with justice. There are no lines for basic items, no riots for food and no spectre of violence against protestors.On this May Day 2017 our Coalition Government urges all working people to maintain the partnerships with business and the state and to help realise the national goals of building a stronger economy, creating new jobs and distributing greater benefits to workers and their families. The Government of Guyana hopes that you enjoy May Day and use the occasion to reinforce your platform for better conditions of life.last_img read more

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PM, AG engaging in “juvenile antics” – Nandlall

first_imgCarvil Duncan trial…accuses them of trying to convert judge from “victim to villain”Less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo requested that High Court Justice Franklyn Holder recuse himself from the Carvil Duncan case, former Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall has described the move as a plot that in effect “undermines” the tenets of democracy. In a letter to the judge, the Prime Minister asked him to remove himself from the case in light of the brewing tension with current AG Basil Williams over an incident at the last hearing back in March. But Nandlall, in a social media post on Sunday afternoon, pondered if he was now living in a “surreal world”, and even categorised the Prime Minister’s letter as a “scheme” formulated with the AG’s assistance to ensure that Williams does not apologise to the judge.“This letter is nothing short of a most comical and clumsy conspiracy hatched between the AG and the Prime Minister to avoid the AG apologising to Justice Franklyn Holder. As a lawyer, he (the PM) should have never lent himself to such a sleazy and senseless scheme. Imagine, the PM is asking the judge to recuse himself from the case essentially because the judge did not cite and jail the AG for contempt… Only intellectual giants like Williams and Nagamootoo can conceive such a “sophisticated” plot,” the former Legal Affairs Minister said is his strongly worded online post. It has further been claimed that the PM’s letter seeks to villainise the judge who, according to Nandlall, has been a victim of abuse. “It is that factual matrix which produces this bizarre letter which seeks to convert the judge, who is the victim of the abuse, into the villain! This can happen in no civilized country where there is rule of law and a system of democracy,” Nandlall expressed.Nandlall has also highlighted that the principle of separation of powers may be under threat. “These are two of the most senior functionaries of this Administration engaging in juvenile antics about a crucial state institution like the Judiciary…they now want to choose their own judge to hear their own case; [this is] a classic exhibition of authoritarianism. [It strikes] at the heart of the doctrine of separation of powers. Imagine if every litigant, on his own volition, decides to abuse the judge hearing his case and then claim the judge is biased…the Judiciary may not be able to sanction anyone for disrespecting its officers and processes in the future without being accused of hypocrisy and bias,” the former Attorney General pointed out.Duncan has moved to the court to block the work of a presidential tribunal set up to determine whether he should be removed from his post as Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC) in light of criminal charges proffered against him, one of which has since been dismissed at the Magistrate’s Court.Justice Holder complained to acting Chancellor, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, that during the March 23rd hearing of that case, he abruptly walked out of the courtroom as a result of statements made by the Attorney General.He quoted the AG as saying, “I could say what I want to say and however I want to say it, I have always been like that… The last magistrate who (told me what to do) was later found dead.”Justice Holder said in his complaint that he felt disrespected by the Attorney General’s behaviour, and he has called for an apology to be given him in open court before proceeding further with the case.However, the State’s chief legal advisor is holding out that he is not to be blamed for causing the High Court judge to walk out of the courtroom. He has also insisted that his comment was not a threat, even though Duncan’s defence lawyer, Anil Nandlall, has described it as such.In a letter dated May 4, 2017 and addressed to the Attorney General, Prime Minister Nagamootoo raised concerns about having a fair trial in light of the incident. “…due to an alleged incident between yourself and Justice Franklyn Holder in his Honour’s court on March 23, 2017 in the above mentioned suit, and His Honour’s subsequent petition to the Honourable Chancellor against the Attorney General on the issue of the alleged incident, I am of the opinion that neither the State nor I will receive fair hearing in the matter…,” the Prime Minister had stated.“Based on all the above mentioned grounds, I am of the opinion that I would be prejudiced in the suit because my attorney is barred from being heard in the matter. In view of the foregoing, therefore, I authorise you to request that the Honourable Mr Justice Holder recuse himself from further hearing the matter.”A copy of the petition has been forwarded to both the Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, as well as President David Granger. However, the Office of the Chancellor had revealed that despite calling on AG Williams to officially explain his conduct, he is yet to respond.The continuation of the Carvil Duncan trial is scheduled for today (May 8).last_img read more

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Rats have run of eatery

first_imgNEW YORK – New Yorkers are used to seeing rats where they catch their trains – not where they buy their burritos. About a dozen rats were having a grand party Friday in a locked KFC/Taco Bell restaurant, scampering around the floor, playing with each other and sniffing for food as they dashed around tables and children’s high chairs. Onlookers could not keep their eyes away from the jaw-dropping sight – a gang of urban vermin invading a restaurant that had been taking people’s chicken and taco orders just a day earlier. Video of the rats was seen around the world, disseminated on TV stations and the Internet. “All you can eat once the store is locked,” one onlooker joked. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They should handcuff them and throw the dirty rats in jail,” cabbie Wilson Paul said as he pulled over to gawk. Word spread after a TV crew discovered the rat infestation Friday morning and filmed it through a window of the Greenwich Village building. Health inspectors arrived, and the parent company for KFC and Taco Bell, Yum Brands, Inc., was again forced into damage-control mode a few months after enduring an E. coli outbreak. The restaurant was not open when the rats were spotted. The company said construction in the basement Thursday appeared to have stirred up the rodents. “This is completely unacceptable and is an absolute violation of our high standards,” Yum Brands said in a statement.last_img read more

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Vacant trailer destroyed by fire

first_imgA vacant home in the Edgewood Trailer Park near Taylor was completely destroyed in a blaze earlier this morning.Sadie Jones, acting fire chief with Taylor Fire Rescue, said firefighters responded to the fire around 4 a.m. at the park on the Alcan Frontage Road.It took two hours to douse the blaze, Jones said.- Advertisement -No one was injured, however, the fire did damage nearby homes, said Jones.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.last_img

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Senegal’s Keita Balde returns to Italy with ambitious Inter

first_img0Shares0000Balde played in Senegal’s loss to Colombia which saw them knocked out in the group stage at the World Cup © AFP/File / EMMANUEL DUNANDROME, Italy, Aug 13 – Inter Milan on Monday continued their strong summer transfer window ahead of the start of the Serie A season, announcing the return to Italy of Senegal international Keita Balde on loan from French Ligue 1 side Monaco.Ambitious Inter, who have been busy in the transfer market after finishing fourth in Serie A last season and qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since 2011, have brought in the 23-year-old former Lazio striker for a reported initial five million euros ($5.7 million). The fee will rise to 39 million euros should the Serie A club exercise an option to buy next summer, according to Italian media.“The forward Keita Balde Diao is a new Nerazzurri player. The Senegalese has signed for Inter from Monaco on a year-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent,” Inter said in a statement.Balde rose to prominence at Lazio in 2016-17, when he scored 16 goals in 31 league appearances — 10 of which were from the bench — before sinking into a contract row at the start of last season and leaving for France.Last term he scored eight goals and provided five assists in 23 Ligue 1 appearances as Monaco finished second behind champions Paris Saint-Germain.Balde joins fellow Inter newcomers Radja Nainggolan, signed from rivals Roma, promising Argentine attacker Lautaro Martinez and Dutch international centre-back Stefan de Vrij.They have also brought in right-back Sime Vrsaljko, who started in six of Croatia’s seven matches in their run to the World Cup final, on loan from Atletico Madrid.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Those AIK fans make a lot of noise!

first_imgCheck out this video featuring the guys from AIK’s north stand in 2015.They certainly get behind their team and create an atmosphere any player would be proud to play in!READ: TOP FIVE PREMIER LEAGUE GROUNDS RANKED BY ATMOSPHERETOP FIVE SETS OF AWAY FANS, ACCORDING TO ADRIAN DURHAMlast_img

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DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL: STAGE SET FOR ALL-COUNTY U12 BLITZ IN CONVOY

first_imgDONEGAL’S U12 girls footballers will be putting on a display of great talent at St Mary’s GAA Club this Saturday with some mouth-watering contests ahead.The festival of football blitz is aimed at developing talent for the future and has been organised by the Ladies Board with Donal O Searcaigh, the development officer, to the fore supported by managers of all the competing county teams including the U14 manager Dermott Foy.There has been huge interest in the day – with 19 clubs sending teams along for the competition. Registration this Saturday is at 10am sharp with the first game at 10.30am. All teams are asked to register on time.And all the club fixtures are listed above. DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL: STAGE SET FOR ALL-COUNTY U12 BLITZ IN CONVOY was last modified: July 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalGirls Gaelic FootballLGFAU12 blitzlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS HOST NAOMH BRÍD IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgRed Hughs GAA NotesSenior LadiesLadies training continues on Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 7.30pm in preparation for their upcoming play off match v Urris on the bank holiday weekend. Benji is looking for a massive effort from all the girls in the next few weeks.Senior MenTraining for the men continues on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30pm. Next game is at home to Naomh Brid on Sunday the 26th.Minor Board Under 13 GirlsThe under 13 girls great run has ended in defeat to Naomh Mhuire in Saturday’s semi final in Newtowncunningham.This young team can hold their heads up high with the effort and commitment shown by everyone. This group of girls have a very bright future and no doubt will be back next year even bigger and stronger.Thanks to Maura & Sabrina for all their hard work and dedication to the girls. Well done to everyone.Minor BoysTraining continues for minor lads on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm Any minor players that are playing senior football must train with the senior lads on a Tuesday. Croke Park OutingYoung Paul Doherty from Mounthall traveled to Croke Park on Sunday to play in All Ireland mini games. Hope you had a great day Paul. What a wonderful experience you will never forget.Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers Drawn Were 5,7,1,8,6,3,2,4 One Winner Matched 4 Numbers – The Moss Family Drumfergus Receives €50Next Weeks Jackpot Is €4,500If your not in you won’t win.100+ Club Winner Was Number 28 John Crawford CastlefinThanks to everyone for your continued support.Mummy I Want To WalkThe club are holding a table quiz in Browne’s Bar this Saturday the 18th of October at 9.30pm In Aid of Mummy I want To Walk. Tables of 4 €20 Please come out and support this great cause and have a bit of craic in the process.Ceili DancingCeili dancing classes continues every Tuesday in the club house from 8-10pm Beginners always welcome. Light refreshments served.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS HOST NAOMH BRÍD IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

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N.D. able to avenge the past

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – For 28 consecutive football-playing weeks, Notre Dame has won. Whether at home or away, within or without the Mission League, during the regular season or in the playoffs, the Knights emerged victorious. There was but one place they hadn’t: St. Paul High of Santa Fe Springs. Kevin Rooney was 0-7 here in his near-30 years at the helm. Two years ago, in a televised game, the Swordsmen handed Notre Dame a three-point defeat on a last-second field goal – the last time the Knights had lost. Don’t think the Knights weren’t motivated. Junior Chris Plance let out a whoop and shouted “That’s history, baby!” after the Knights sprinted away with a 49-6 league victory Friday night, scoring all seven of their touchdowns in just 15 offensive plays. Rodney Glass then summed up the motivation: “We were prepared not to win but to dominate. We didn’t want to win by a close game. We wanted to dominate and send a message.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The message this night: Notre Dame can score quickly, and its defense can bend but not break. The Knights (7-0, 2-0) demonstrated too much team speed for the Swordsmen (3-4, 0-2). Glass, who was on the junior varsity (it lost, too) on that fateful night two years ago, ran for 243 yards on just nine carries and four touchdowns. He scored the first touchdown, on a 58-yard run, then scored all three of his team’s second-half touchdowns on runs of 34, 68 and 8 yards. Quarterback Garrett Green, the only player to take the field Friday and two years ago, ran twice, once for 19 yards on the Knights’ first offensive drive, then 92 yards for the second touchdown and a 14-3 lead. Later, he ran in another score from 35 yards out. He also completed a 90-yard pass to Mike Stanton. For comparison, Notre Dame’s final drive, in which Glass and Green were on the bench, went 13 plays. It stalled on the St. Paul 13-yard line. center_img While the offense breezed, the defense worked. St. Paul junior tailback Nicolas Grigsby rushed 25 times for 175 yards, but every time the Swordsmen got into the red zone, the Notre Dame defense stifled. St. Paul reached the 11 on the game’s first drive but had to settle for Michael Thomas’ 28-yard field goal. A second-quarter drive reached the 10 before going backward, and Thomas kicked a 35-yard field goal. On the game’s final drive, St. Paul reached the 8, but Kevin Jusko intercepted a pass in the end zone as time ran out. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Taxation victimization

first_imgA coalition of health groups has submitted a proposed initiative for the November 2006 ballot that would nearly double the price for a pack of cigarettes in California by raising the per-pack tax by $2.60. The proceeds of this new sin tax would fund health-related services that will no doubt benefit everyone in the state, such as health insurance for needy children, improving the state’s overcrowded hospital emergency rooms and research for breast and prostrate cancer, among others. In unveiling the proposal, Jim Knox, legislative advocacy vice president of the American Cancer Society, called it the “best way to help tackle key elements of our growing health care crisis.” The best way? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake That’s where we differ with the many illustrious health care associations aligned to support the ballot initiative. The crises in the state’s health care is real. However, placing the burden unfairly on the backs of one already kicked-about class of society can’t possibly be the “best way” to solve anything. What’s most troubling about the proposal is not that it seeks to punish rather than help smokers, but that it seeks to profit from their nicotine addiction. Only a fraction of the estimated $2.3 billion raised each year will go to smoking cessation or tobacco control and enforcement efforts – $213 million – an amount so negligible that it’s clearly just a token. If this law passes, it will be hard to see a difference been the motives of the tobacco companies to profit from people’s addiction and the health groups furthering their own agendas on those same people’s addiction. If the recipients of the proposed tax are all worthy causes, then they should be funded through a fair and equitable application of taxes. The state’s health care system – indeed, all the state’s infrastructure and services – has suffered from years of this squirrelly approach to tax policy. Since every tax is fought so vociferously, the answer has been to pick on one unpopular class of society or another. And even though statistics show that smokers as a class are low- and moderate-income, they are hit up again and again to pay for all of society’s ills. The Tobacco Act of 2006 is nothing more than taxation by victimization, an attempt of the majority to tyrannize a minority. That’s the worst kind of tax policy. Let the coalition bring a fair and honest proposal to raise money for the state’s health care problems, and then we can debate the merits of the beneficiaries – not of the nature of the tax.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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