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first_imgAlmost in spite of him…the number of times he gives away the ball— Mick Finn (@mickfinn01) February 16, 2020 5️⃣1️⃣ goals and counting! 🔥📺👇Watch all of Sonny’s @premierleague strikes on YouTube!#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 17, 2020Jake Lambourne18 Feb 2020, 7:01 pmCHRIS OF LIFEChris Smalling is in talks with a return to the Premier League as Everton and Tottenham battle for his signature, according to reports.The England centre-back has spent the season on loan at Roma from Manchester United and has reignited his career with a string of impressive performances.The Serie A side will attempt to land Smalling on a permanent deal at the end of the season but will face fierce competition.According to Corriere Dello Sport, the Toffees and Jose Mourinho’s side are weighing up moves while Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus could also be in the mix.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not eye Smalling as part of his first-team plans and is willing to cash in with the right offer.Chief executive Ed Woodward is demanding £16.5million for the 30-year-old whose contract expires in the summer of 2022.Jake Lambourne18 Feb 2020, 6:32 pmFORTUNE TELLERSpurs boss Jose Mourinho is the third highest-paid manager in world football, according to L’Equipe. What a win!A double from Heung-Min Son – including one in the third minute of stoppage time – gave Spurs a fortunate win against an unlucky Aston Villa.Toby Alderweireld put through his own net to give the Midlands side hope just nine minutes in before slamming in a delightful half-volley to make amends before the half-hour mark.Sonny slotted away a rebound from his own missed penalty to put Spurs 2-1 up before Bjorn Engels headed the home side level with 35 minutes to go.But Dean Smith’s relegation threatened side could not quite hold on for a valuable point as Engels gifted Son the ball with just seconds left on the clock and the South Korean raced through on goal to slot home and break Villa’s hearts.Son became the first Asian player to score 50 Prem goals with the late winner that saw his team move to fifth.Jose Mourinho also joked his old Man Utd side should be awarded the 2017/18 Prem title after finishing second behind FFP breach rivals Man City.Spurs welcome RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday night next time out. William Pugh17 Feb 2020, 10:48 pmSTEVEN BERGWIJN – 8A really quiet first 35 minutes but came to life towards the end of the first half before winning a penalty.His pace caused real issues for the hosts with a number of driving runs at the Villa defence.Could be a really impressive signing judging on performances so far.HEUNG-MIN SON – 8Showed brilliant composure right at the end to seal the win when the pressure was on.Grabbed two goals but could have easily had four or five with the amount of chances he had.Villa struggled to contain him.William Pugh17 Feb 2020, 10:10 pmLUCAS MOURA – 6Not his best day. Appeared to be playing deeper than usual and desperately tried to influence proceedings.A few nice touches posed little threat in front of goal.DELE ALLI – 6Managed to find so much space in the hole and did everything right apart from his final ball.Should have had his name on the scoresheet but was wasteful in front of goal.Spurned a great chance in the second half and appeared to leave his shooting boots at home.William Pugh17 Feb 2020, 10:10 pmBEN DAVIES – 6Was probably the most assured of all the defenders and made a goal-saving block in the first 45 minutes.Mourinho didn’t give him much of a licence to get forward so didn’t influence the game at the other end of the field.HARRY WINKS – 6Tough afternoon for Winks in the heart of midfield.He would’ve liked to have put more of a stamp on the game and get on the ball more. Grew into the contest as it went on.ERIC DIER – 5Barely influenced proceedings although made a crucial piece of defending in the first half to deny Villa doubling their advantage.Was hooked off on 60 minutes.William Pugh17 Feb 2020, 9:33 pmDAVINSON SANCHEZ – 6Solid if not unspectacular for the visitors. Made a couple of vital interceptions in the box to deny the hosts.His long ball at the end assisted Son with the help of Engels.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 4An absolute rollercoaster of an afternoon for the centre-back.It was a dreadful piece of defending for the own goal but redeemed himself with a cracking finish at the other end.Was then beaten to the header for Villa’s equaliser.William Pugh17 Feb 2020, 9:09 pmHUGO LLORIS – 5/10Bit of a stinker in the opening 45 minutes. Didn’t cover himself in glory with Villa’s opener and then got lucky with numerous other opportunities.Looked more assured in the second period but kept getting caught in two minds from Villa corners.SERGE AURIER – 5Was given the runaround by Jack Grealish throughout the first half.Remains a real liability in Spurs’ back four and could barely get close to the Villa star.Did improve in the second period and was a threat down the right.William Pugh17 Feb 2020, 8:50 pmTOTTENHAM PLAYER RATINGSSPURS continued their push for Champions League qualification after a cracking contest at Villa Park.Heung-min Son made Bjorn Engels pay for a howler in the dying seconds of the contest to seal a dramatic 3-2 win.Some questionable defending throughout allowed Villa to take the lead through a Toby Alderweireld own goal.The Belgian then scored a brilliant equaliser before Son pounced on his missed penalty rebound to put the visitors ahead.Engels then headed Villa level before his shocker allowed Son to grab his second and seal a priceless victory.Here SunSport’s Richard Forrester dishes out Spurs’ player ratings as they move up to fifth…Joshua Graham17 Feb 2020, 7:32 pmMOUR THAN ENOUGH CHANCESSpurs boss Jose Mourinho interrupted an interview with match winner Son Heung-min after Tottenham’s last gasp win away at Aston Villa. The South Korean star bagged a brace at Villa Park but squandered multiple chances to the displeasure of his Portuguese manager. Mourinho was decidedly more relaxed than he would have been if Spurs had failed to take all three points. He interrupted Son’s interview and – with a smile on his face – said: “Are you speaking about the goals he scored or the goals he missed?”Son’s first goal came from the rebound of his missed penalty after a terrific save from former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. His second came right on the stroke of full-time to break Villa hearts and spare Mourinho’s blushes. Joshua Graham17 Feb 2020, 6:48 pmGREAT WORK SONSpurs star Son Heung-min has become the first Asian player to score 50 Premier League goals. It has taken the South Korean ace 151 games to reach the impressive landmark – averaging a goal every three matches.The 27-year-old is the biggest Asian football star in the Premier League and is a hero back home. He has eclipsed Manchester United’s former star Park Ji-sung who scored 19 goals and notched 21 assists during his 154 Premier League appearances. Joshua Graham17 Feb 2020, 5:57 pmKANE WE COPE?Spurs boss Jose Mourinho again hinted that his side were struggling without talisman and England captain Harry Kane. Speaking after his side scored a last-minute winner to beat Aston Villa, Mourinho said: “The problem with Son and Lucas, the problem with especially these two guys is they have to play 90 minutes every game. “That’s the problem and if they run out of fuel then we are in trouble but their quality as players is fantastic, their attitude towards the team is absolutely incredible and I am so, so pleased for them.“A team without Harry [Kane] is finding obviously difficulties, the difficulties are the nature of the Premier League, but in the middle of the difficulties we are finding a different way to play football.“We are finding a different way to create opportunities and to score enough goals to put ourselves in a position to fight for a good position in the table.”Load more entries… TOTTENHAM started a busy week off in style, as Son Heung-min netted late to hand them victory over Aston Villa.In his post-match press conference, Jose Mourinho joked he should have won a fourth Premier League title, following the announcement of Manchester City’s Champions League ban.Meanwhile, Man United’s Chris Smalling is wanted at Spurs after impressing on loan at Roma.Follow all the latest gossip and updates from North London below…Jake Lambourne18 Feb 2020, 8:30 pmSAINT NICHOLASSky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas believes Spurs will beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in the Champions League.He said: ” Again, to be fair to Tottenham, they did not deserve to beat Southampton. They did not deserve it against Aston Villa. Mistakes were given to them and they took advantage, but they are getting results. “Jose Mourinho’s face is no disguise for the way they are performing. Including Manchester United, he has not dealt with a worse defence, in terms of understanding what the shape and what the demands are. He just has to see what happens. If he upsets them, it could be a long way back. He is caught in an awkward place.“RB Leipzig got an excellent draw at Bayern the other week, and they have goals in them that is for sure, with pace to burn. Christopher Nkunku and Tino Werner will cause a lot of problems. They all have a great working attitude and real assets. It is yet another awkward game. “They should have beaten Bayern, so there are promising signs. Leipzig will play on the counter-attack, but I can only see goals. It will be an open game but Jose knows he must get a win from this one, and I think they will just about get there.”Jake Lambourne18 Feb 2020, 8:00 pmIN THE DARKRB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann will leave his players in the Champions League dark at Spurs tomorrow.American midfielder Tyler Adams revealed Nagelsmann keeps his squad on edge about who will be playing until the last minute.It means Nagelsmann will give his players the starting line-up until as little as 30 minutes before kick-off – after the fans inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have been told.Adams said: “It was a bit of a change when he came in because we only get the line-up 30-45 minutes before a game. That’s a bit of a close run.“Other coaches I have had told us the team up to two days before a game, so it is different. When I tell people that is his way, they always react the same way, that it is unusual.“But it does mean nobody can be complacent during the week. We all know we really have to work hard every day if we want to be in the team.”Jake Lambourne18 Feb 2020, 7:31 pmSON OF A GUN This guy doesn’t know how to cross. He needs to improve on that.— OSAYANDE ELEBHOSE (@ELEBZ) February 16, 2020Joe Ball17 Feb 2020, 2:30 pmNOT SO LUCKYTottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has insisted the club’s recent form is not a fluke after their last-minute win over Aston Villa yesterday.Son Heung-Min score a 94th minute winner to help Spurs close the gap to fourth to just one point. Lloris said: “I don’t think it’s about luck. “If you look at some games earlier in the season, we were very unlucky. “We know we can do much better. “Especially at this period of the season, only the points matter. “We had a difficult game. “We have to give a lot of credit to Villa but we never gave up. “We expected a tough game, it was a big battle played in difficult conditions with a lot of wind.“There are a lot of positive things, we still need to correct the negative ones but we have to be happy with the result.Joe Ball17 Feb 2020, 1:36 pmCP-ARGHHTottenham legend Glenn Hoddle revealed he broke seven ribs during eight minutes of CPR following his heart attack in 2018.Hoddle suffered a cardiac arrest in BT Sport’s East London studios and his life was saved by sound engineer Simon Daniels’ heroic actions. Speaking on ‘Good Morning Britain’, Hoddle said: “I think the sign of a good CPR is how many ribs you break, and he broke seven, so he did a good job.“He did a great job.” Joe Ball17 Feb 2020, 12:35 pmSMALL DEALTottenham are considering a move for Chris Smalling who is on loan at Roma from Manchester United, according to reports.The 30-year-old has impressed in Italy and now Jose Mourinho is keen to boost his defence.According to Corrierre dello Sport, Smalling’s chances of staying at Roma are slim with the club six points off the Champions League places after a 2-1 defeat to Atalanta on Saturday.United are likely to sell, with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof being first-choice.Joe Ball17 Feb 2020, 9:56 amNOT ALL GOODDele Alli has come under pressure from Tottenham fans after his performance in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa yesterday.One fan tweeted: “Really don’t know what other thfc fans see in Dele Alli anymore. “Poor finisher, painfully slow, he lumbers around the pitch, very average passer. “He’s shadow of his former self. “Literally doesn’t offer any positive qualities to this team anymore.” Another user wrote: “That is by far the worst performance I’ve seen Alli had in a long time.”Alli is running out of time to convince England manager Gareth Southgate to include him in his squad for the Euro’s. Adam Storer17 Feb 2020, 8:38 amMOU TITLE NO.4Jose Mourinho loves to boast about his titles and how many times he has won the Premier League.The Portuguese boss famously reminded journalists of his three league trophies during a press conference while at Manchester United.And now the Spurs boss has joked about adding another, following Man City’s recent ban.Speaking after Tottenham’s win at Aston Villa, Mourinho said of City’s Champions League ruling: “I didn’t lose one single minute analysing Uefa – they have to analyse.“If I go into that, I have to ask if the team which finished second in 2018 are going to be champions, yes or no?”That team was of course Man United, who finished a whopping 19 points behind their noisy neighbours.Adam Storer17 Feb 2020, 8:11 amGOOD GOAL, SONSon’s double against Aston Villa on Sunday took the South Korean past another landmark, as he became the first Asian player to score 50 Premier League goals.The former Bayer Leverkusen ace, who joined Spurs in 2015, now has nine in the English top flight this season.Yet, Son is a long way ahead of the next top Asian goalscorer, with Park Ji-Sung netting 19 for Manchester United – despite winning four Premier League titles in that time.Behind him is Ki Sung-yueng on 15, while former Leicester City forward netted 14 times in his 114 games.Jack Figg17 Feb 2020, 6:29 amMORNING, SPURS FANScenter_img He was terrible..— Electric Forest (@electricForest6) February 16, 2020 Jake Lambourne18 Feb 2020, 5:25 pmCANT BELIEVE ITLiverpool have joined Manchester United and Spurs in the race to sign highly-rated Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell, according to reports.The 21-year-old has earned rave reviews for his performances this season and looks likely to leave Carrow Road even if the Canaries escape relegation.Cantwell made his Prem debut at Anfield in August and the league winners in waiting are going to move for the wavy-haired wonder in the summer, according to the Athletic.Jurgen Klopp also had another look at the Englishman on Saturday as his side beat Daniel Farke’s men 1-0 thanks to Sadio Mane’s second-half winner.And Reds players and coaching staff were said to be impressed by Cantwell’s showing.Manchester City, Tottenham and United have all been linked with a move but now the January transfer window has shut, Liverpool are said to be leading the race for his signature.Joe Ball18 Feb 2020, 4:53 pmIN A HARRYTottenham could face a fight to keep hold of Harry Winks this summer with Manchester United interested, according to The Mirror.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set for a busy summer as he looks to improve his inconsistent United squad.If Paul Pogba leaves United in the summer, Solskjaer will need replacements and Winks is a target.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho would be unlikely to allow Winks to move to a rival but a bid in the region of £40million could persuade the former United boss to sell.Winks is under contract until 2024. Joe Ball17 Feb 2020, 3:27 pmNOT AUR-RIGHTTottenham fans have taken to social media to vent their frustrations at right-back Serge Aurier following their 3-2 win over Aston Villa yesterday.Aurier has been heavily criticised and his performance yesterday didn’t go down well with the Spurs fans. Jake Lambourne18 Feb 2020, 6:01 pmGETTING SHIRTYTottenham’s home kit for next season has been leaked online and fans have branded it “horrific”.Spurs switched from Under Armour to Nike in 2017 and enter their fourth season with the manufacturer next term.FootyHeadlines, who have a track record of revealing new kits before official release, shared the apparent home jersey for Tottenham’s 2020-21 season.But fans have not reacted well to their potential new design and are left praying the away kit is more pleasant on the eye.One said: “If this is our home kit, I’ll wait for the away kit thanks.”Another commented: “Beyond disgusting.”A third simply stated: “Horrific.”last_img read more

Improved warning systems, information sharing needed – Ramjattan

first_img…reminded of 2015 promise to arm fishermen; another suspect nabbedAs authorities in Guyana and Suriname continue the probe into uncovering the horrific spate of recent piracy attacks for which 12 men are still missing and three bodies have been recovered, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has observed the need for improved Coast Guard warning systems and information- sharing.The suspect after his arrest on Sunday morning (De Ware Tijd Photo)He made these comments on Sunday in Suriname, where he is leading a team of senior Police officials who are meeting their counterparts with the aim of addressing the recent deadly attacks that occurred some 40 miles off the Surinamese coast in that country’s waters.“[We have] to ensure we have a collaborative effort on solving this crime, and emphasise the lessons to be learnt here for application for what might happen in future. Maybe we can help in Coast Guard warning systems; information-sharing must be even better,” Ramjattan highlighted.At the same time, he stressed that law enforcement authorities must pay more attention to when threats are made to fellow fishermen, so that they would have a better gauge in determining who is involved in such crimes.Based on information gathered during investigations and the accounts of survivors and relatives of the fishermen, it is believed that the perpetrators are Guyanese.“It’s basically an enterprise of murder of the most gruesome circumstances,” the minister declared.Ramjattan further stated he is so far satisfied with the Surinamese investigations. He even noted that authorities in the Dutch-speaking country are pushing for DNA testing to ensure that all bodies are properly identified.The minister revealed that Police in Guyana have sought extensions of time to further detain the three suspects held in Corentyne. The latest information revealed has brought the number of persons in custody to 27, following law enforcement officers in Suriname arresting yet another suspect in the Commewijne on Sunday morning.Reports suggest the suspect has since confessed to his involvement in the attack, claiming he was on a mission, and that his action was based on orders he had received.His arrest was possible with the assistance of some fishermen who had known him to be part of a piracy gang. However, several other persons were arrested and are being interrogated in connection with the attacks on the Guyanese fishermen.To date, seven Guyanese who now reside in Suriname have been arrested along with the three others arrested on the Corentyne. Crime Chief Paul Williams has explained that news coming out of Suriname suggest that the attacks are gang-related.Two Saturdays ago, four boats were attacked by a group of men, who brutalized the occupants then threw them overboard. Two days later, another boat was attacked, and the captain was reportedly killed. The crew is still missing. Those identified as missing are among those Guyanese who are missing from last weekend’s attack. They include: Ramesh Sanchara; Ganesh Persaud, Vickey Persaud, Glenroy Jones, Bharat Heralall, Ralph Anthony and Tiaknauth Mohabir. The bodies that were recovered are yet to be positively identified. So far, there have been five known survivors.Ramjattan was accompanied by Deputy Crime Chief Michael Kingston and Deputy Commander, ‘B’ Division, Wayne De Harte. They are expected to leave Suriname on Tuesday.Guns for fishermen?Minister Ramjattan had, in June 2015, expressed support for granting guns and ammunition to fishermen who were willing to combat piracy. He had explained that those fisherman would have had to lodge their firearms at Police stations upon their return from sea.To date, it is not clear if this policy was ever implemented. Guyana Times tried several times to contact the minister on Sunday evening for word on this commitment, but those attempts were unsuccessful.Meanwhile, Region Six (East-Berbice-Corentyne) Chairman David Armogan has called on Government to provide more assistance to family members of the affected fishermen. He also expressed conviction that had the fishermen been armed, the result could have been different.“We need to look back at that policy if we want fishing to continue to grow. We need to enable these fishermen to have radios first of all, and then we also need to give them firearms,” Armogan declared late last week. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

President charges newly commissioned GDF ranks to uphold duties

first_imgThe hierarchy of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has been boosted with the commissioning of 11 new ranks, including a lone female.The new batch of Second Lieutenants, who recently completed the Standard Officers Course Number 49, received their Instruments of Commission from Commander-in-Chief, Brigadier David Granger on Wednesday at a presentation ceremony held at State House.Commander-in-Chief David Granger addressing the newly commissioned officersThe Officers are among 14, who successfully completed the Standard Officers Course, out of a total of 36 who had initially joined the course. Also included in this batch were two officers from Belize and one from Antigua and Barbuda.Delivering brief remarks during the simple but significant ceremony, President David Granger told the newly commissioned officers that the instrument is not merely a graduation certificate but is a parchment which signifies that its holder, as commissioned officer, has special responsibilities to perform.“(This parchment) does not signify your successful completion of a training course. In fact, it is a lawful licence which enables you to perform your function, it poses a renewed trust in exercising authority over your subordinates, it enables you not only to demand obedience of your subordinates but also obey your superiors,” he stated.The President went on to remind the newly commissioned ranks of their obligation to observe the Defence Force’s five core values, which are: duty, discipline, identity, integrity and loyalty. He also called on them to obey the laws of Guyana, while at the same time practice the values and standards of the GDF which they were taught.Furthermore, the 11 ranks were presented with a special coin which signifies Guyana’s “Green State” initiative. The Commander-of-Chief told the ranks that the coin should serve as a reminder of their sworn duty as they move around the country not only to serve the State but the people and the environment as well.Meanwhile, the lone female among the newly commissioned batch, Second Lieutenant Brandi Johnson, delivered the vote of thanks assuring President Granger that they will uphold the Constitution of Guyana in the execution of their duties.“We will live by the values and standards of the Guyana Defence Force as you have directed. Your Excellency, thank you for the trust and confidence that you and the Members of the Defence Board have placed in us as commissioned officers of the Guyana Defence Force,” she stated.Following the brief presentation ceremony, the Commander-in-Chief hosted the newly commissioned ranks along with several Ministers of Government and top brass of the Army to a luncheon.Additionally, a commissioning parade for the commissioned officers was subsequently held on Wednesday afternoon at the Drill Square at Base Camp Ayanganna.last_img read more

Peace Country River Rats having fundraiser May 2

first_imgThe Peace Country River Rats will be having a fundraiser on May 2 at the Taylor Hall. The “Spring Fever Dinner and Dance” will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the Montney Coulees will be performing live throughout the evening.Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and there will also be a live and silent auction to go along with the dance throughout the night’s festivities.Tickets are $75.00 and can be purchased at Unforgettable Memories, the Canadian Grind, and Extreme Signs, or by calling Kathy at 250-787-2999.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Opposition demands President’s resignation in formal letter

first_imgAdherence to Constitution, CCJ rulings…calls for dissolution of Parliament, elections dateIn the wake of the coalition Government’s reluctance to dissolve Parliament and set an election date in accordance with the Constitution and recent court rulings, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has written President David Granger demanding his resignation.President David GrangerIn the letter, which was seen by this publication, the Opposition Leader reminds the President that since July 12, 2019, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) delivered its consequential orders in the matters of Zulkficar Mustapha v the AG and others, Christopher Ram v the AG and others, Bharrat Jagdeo v the AG and others and Charrandas Persaud v Compton Reid and others.He listed several conditions for the President to accede to, including that the President and his Cabinet immediately resign and that the President issue a proclamation dissolving Parliament. He also called for the President to fix a date for the next general and regional elections, not beyond September 18, 2019.Jagdeo also reminded the President that CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders had said that when the No-Confidence Motion was passed on December 21, 2019, Article 106 of the Constitution had immediately been activated.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoArticle 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”.Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) states: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election”.Jagdeo also cited the Judge’s ruling, which states that there was no need for the Court to gloss over Article 106’s provisions but it is, in fact, the responsibility of the constitutional actors to be faithful to the rule of law and operate within parameters of the Constitution.“Upon the passage of a vote of no confidence, the Article requires the resignation of the Cabinet including the President. The Article goes on to state, among other things, that notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and that an election shall be held within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine.”Further, the CCJ President noted that with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) also being responsible for the conduct that elections, it, therefore, means that the elections body “too must abide by the provisions of the Constitution”.He went on to point out that elections should have been held on March 21, 2019, following the December passage of the Opposition sponsored motion but that process was on “pause” pending the legal proceedings. That process, he added, however, was no longer on pause following the Court’s June 18, 2019 ruling, which upheld the validity of the No-Confidence Motion and thus triggering the need for fresh elections. This means that General and Regional Elections would have to be held on or before September 18, 2019, to be consistent with the three months’ constitutional deadline.PressureThis latest move from the parliamentary Opposition comes as pressure continues to mount on the Government to comply with the Constitution of Guyana. Recently, representatives of the international community had urged the country’s political players to act swiftly and in compliance with the Constitution, as ordered by the CCJ.In a joint statement issued last Monday, members of the diplomatic community in Guyana, including the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union, stated that they have taken note of the CCJ’s pronouncements on July 12.They said it is important for the rule of law that all invoked actors abide by the CCJ’s ruling and the relevant provisions of the Constitution. The diplomats furthered urged that this adherence be done expeditiously.“The Caribbean Court of Justice – Guyana’s Supreme Court – has spoken. It is important for the rule of law that all invoked actors abide by its ruling and the relevant provisions of the Constitution. We urge everyone to do so expeditiously,” the diplomats said in the joint communique.This follows statements issued by the Private Sector Commission (PSC), which also urged compliance with the Court and Constitution.Dissolving Parliament is a necessary step before calling an election. But so far, the President has made no moves to do this.last_img read more

Funding provided to support participation in LNG environmental assessment

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – 17 recipients will receive over $247,008 in funding involving the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG Project.The money is to support Indigenous and public participation in the federal environmental assessment.The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency), says this money was given to support participation in the final stages of the assessment. The money comes from the agency’s participant funding program.- Advertisement -To view who will be receiving funding, click here.“It enabled public and Indigenous participation in various steps of the environmental assessment of the project, such as reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions, and material submitted by the proponent in response to the Agency’s March 2016 information request.”last_img read more

Israeli leader expected to leave U.S. without support for pullout

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expected to walk away from his first visit to the United States without getting the Bush administration to put its heft behind Olmert’s sweeping West Bank pullback plan. U.S. and Israeli officials played down any expectation Monday that Olmert’s meeting Tuesday with President Bush would yield dramatic results. “I don’t expect anything formal, but the two of them obviously are going to be talking about ways to keep moving forward” with the peace process, White House spokesman Tony Snow said. Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon said the emergence of a Hamas-led Palestinian government had complicated matters with its steadfast refusal to oppose terror. “We must all examine different options to break the stalemate,” he said, shortly before Olmert met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley, Bush’s national security adviser. Before Israel’s March 28 elections, Olmert said he would separate Israel from the Palestinians by setting the country’s final borders with the West Bank. If the Palestinians’ new Hamas leaders should continue to refuse to renounce violence and their call for Israel’s destruction, Israel would act unilaterally, as it did during the summer when it quit the Gaza Strip, he said. He also pledged to seek international support for his plan. A diplomatic official in Washington said Monday the administration is sending two of its top Middle East envoys, Assistant Secretary of State David Welch and Elliott Abrams of the National Security Council, to the region soon to gather information about Olmert’s plans. Neither a moderation of Hamas’ stand nor international support for Olmert’s ideas have been forthcoming. The United States, occupied with Iraq and trying to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions, has reacted tepidly to the plan. Bush faces divisions at home as well. The House began work Monday on sweeping sanctions, opposed by the president but supported by many lawmakers, against the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, including a sharp reduction in humanitarian aid. “We want to make sure that the U.S. taxpayer will not supply one penny of aid for which the Hamas government can claim any credit,” said Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., a sponsor of the bill, which also restricts aid to non-governmental groups working in the West Bank and Gaza and denies visas to members of the Palestinian Authority. “It would restrict relations with and support for many groups and institutions that have nothing to do with terror or rejectionism,” said Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., who led opposition to the proposal. A vote was expected on Tuesday. European and Arab allies also oppose Olmert’s plan to act unilaterally if Hamas does not change its ways, and Bush may be reluctant to take them on. Unilateral Israeli action is also anathema to moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. What the United States is expected to do is to press Olmert to at least go through the motions of trying to broker a peace deal – not with Hamas, which Washington regards as a terrorist organization, but with Abbas of the rival Fatah party. That Olmert does not really want to do. He sees the Palestinian Authority as a single piece, and does not think distinctions should be made between the Hamas government and the Palestinian president, who was elected separately last year. He also questions Abbas’ ability to deliver such a complicated agreement when he cannot even halt confrontations between his loyalists and Hamas gunmen, including recent attempts to assassinate two of his top security chiefs. “Abbas doesn’t have even the power to take charge of his own government,” Olmert told CNN on Sunday, ahead of his visit to Washington. “So how can he represent that government in the most crucial, complex and sensitive negotiations, about which there are so many divisions within the Palestinian community?” A senior Israeli government official told The Associated Press that Israel would “be willing to go bilateral” if Abbas would start fulfilling pledges he made before the election. “He said after the election he would dismantle the terrorist organizations,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press. Abbas would not have to complete the disarmament before talks could begin, but he must at least have started, the official said. In a bow to the United States, Israel held its first high-level talks with Abbas since the Palestinian elections at an international conference in Egypt. At that meeting on Sunday, Abbas appealed to Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to restore regular contacts between the two sides. The official who spoke with the AP said Olmert would meet with the Palestinian president after meeting first with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and King Abdullah II of Jordan, both of whom have cautioned against Israeli attempts to set final borders with the West Bank. AP Diplomatic Writer Barry Schweid contributed to this report.last_img read more

PAY UP! Arsenal hero urges club to go all out and keep Alexis Sanchez

first_img Alexis Sanchez: The Arsenal forward is yet to agree a new contract at Arsenal Arsenal should go all out to keep Alexis Sanchez in the summer instead of shelling out for a replacement, according to former midfielder Ray Parlour.The Chilean forward’s current contract expires in 2018 and he has been linked with a move away from the Emirates at the end of the season.He has held talks about extending his stay, but the Gunners have refused to break their wage barrier and accept his reported £380,000-a-week demands.Parlour, part of the club’s Invincibles team in 2004, said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Arsenal are going to have to go big, which the board aren’t going to like to do, but this is what you have got to do to keep Sanchez, he is so important.”Sanchez has scored 26 goals and assisted 19 in 48 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side in 2016/17. The 28-year-old set up Mesut Ozil in the 4-1 win over Stoke with a ‘magnificent pass’ – according to Parlour – before getting on the score sheet himself.When asked what he would do if he was chief executive Ivan Gazidis, Parlour replied: “I would sign him up…pay the money, why not?“If you are going to replace Sanchez, with his quality you are going to have to spend £50m-plus just to get a player of his calibre – but then they want £200,000-a-week, because that is the going rate at other clubs.”Listen to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast weekdays from 6am-10am 1last_img read more


first_imgInternational U19 Men – Ireland 1 v 0 HollandAn outstanding performance and result for the U19 last night in the Tallaght Stadium as Ireland beat Holland by 1 goal to nil with the goal coming from Eoghan Stokes in the 25th minute.An excellent achievement for the group, only coming together for the new season with 4 days training camp prior to the match. A special evening for all involved and especially for two boys from Co.Donegal who represented Ireland on previous occasions making their debut at U19 level, a massive achievement.Chris Flanagan (Derry City) and Harry Doherty (Brighton Hove Albion) from Letterkenny and Cockhill respectively, both played against the impressive Dutch. Peter Burke (Sunderland) from Moville, was more unfortunate having to pull out of the squad due to injury.This squad are off to Sweden in 3 weeks for further preparation, with the UEFA Qualifiers commencing in November in a group including Switzerland, Gibraltar & Malta. Good Luck to all the boys & Well Done to Harry & Chris.  DONEGAL DUO FLANAGAN AND DOHERTY STAR IN IRELAND’S WIN OVER DUTCH was last modified: September 9th, 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:Cockhillderry cityFAIIrelandletterkennylast_img read more

Giants roster continues to churn, what’s next for team in transition?

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants parted ways with veteran catcher Erik Kratz Monday, announcing that they have designated the 38-year-old catcher for assignment.Kratz was the latest veteran to be sent packing, joining Gerardo Parra and Yangervis Solarte, who both signed as minor league free agents this offseason. The club needed to clear a roster spot for recently acquired outfielder Aaron Altherr, and with Buster Posey potentially available to return from the concussion injured list on Wednesday, …last_img read more