6 Guyanese with legal skills who can be GECOM Chair

first_imgDear Editor,All this verbal gymnastics whether it “should” or “could” be a judge, or could be any “other” will consume us forever.Here is my list. Take it or leave itAll are lawyers and fit to be a judge. The Constitution does not say only a judge. Anyone with the aptitude quality can do the job as long as they are academically qualified and experienced.Ralph Ramkarran, former SpeakerCharles Ramson Snr, former Attorney GeneralBibi Shadick, former Deputy SpeakerHubert Rodney, Attorney-at-LawPaul Fung-a-Fat, former Chief MagistratePeter Hugh, Amerindian and Attorney-at-LawSincerely,Sultan Mohamedlast_img

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Mumias Golf Series returns home

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya September 13 – Mumias Golf Club will this weekend host three other clubs in the Natural Sweetness Golf Series with 65 players battling for 12 slots in the third last qualifier of the countrywide series.With the other remaining events at Nyanza Golf Club and the Royal Nairobi Golf Club to come before the Mumias Sugar-sponsored series finals in Limuru early November, the heat is on for amateur golfers seeking to vie for final places. “As the home of the Natural Sweetness Golf Series, we are proud to host the 11th leg here at Mumias Golf Club and as usual, we have fabulous prizes for all handicap categories as well as our guests,” said Pamela Lutta, the MSC Director for Marketing and Corporate Affairs.Players from Kitale, Kakamega and Eldoret will join members to contest for 12 slots on offer with local professional, Dismas Indiza, playing with new Chief Executive, Peter Kebati, just before noon to spice up the event that will tee off at 8.30 a.m. Pamela Lutta will join the second three-ball at 8.40 a.m. while local captain H. Wafula will hit his first shot at 10.00 a.m.“We welcome post entries by 9.00 a.m. to allow for as many golfers as possible to participate in our home leg of the series,” said Lutta.The series was launched under the aegis of the Kenya Golf Union to spread the game of golf across the country with 14 clubs hosting players from a total of over30 clubs. So far 10 events have been held at various clubs including Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort which hosted the last leg two weeks ago.“The natural sweetness Golf series has done tremendously well to position our corporate brand as well as our products among key target markets,” said Mumias Sugar Chief Executive, Peter Kebati.The stroke-play 18-hole event is open to all Confederation of Golf Unions (CONGU)-handicapped players in the following handicap categories: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25 and 26-36. Two players qualify from each handicap category.The series has already been to various clubs including Kenya Railways Golf Club, Karen Country Club, Thika Sports Club, Limuru Country Club, Sigona Golf Club, Muthaiga Golf Club, Nakuru Golf Club, Kiambu Golf Club, Vetlab Sports Club and Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort. Royal Nairobi Golf Club and Nyanza Golf Club will host host their qualifiers over the next few weeks paving the way for the grand finale at Limuru Country Club on November 2, 2012. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Lamela wonder lifts Spurs, Origi’s Lille held

first_imgAfter Kane had put the Londoners in front, Lamela hit the target from 20 yards with a stunning “rabona” goal where he wrapped his left leg around his standing right leg, poking the ball into the top corner.Lamela then added a left-footed screamer after the break with Kane nudging in a close range tap-in before completing his hat-trick with a header as Tottenham joined Besiktas, who routed Partizan Belgrade 4-0, at the top of Group C.Kane now has seven goals in the tournament but his evening’s work wasn’t finished as he was forced to take over in goal with five minutes left after regular keeper Hugo Lloris was red-carded for a foul on Anastosios Tsokanis.Kane’s first job was to pluck the ball out of the net after he had allowed the resulting free-kick from Jeronimo Barrales to squeeze under his belated dive.“It was a great night until I went in goal,” said Kane. “I quite fancied myself in goal, but when I saw the free-kick wobbling towards me I wasn’t too happy.”On Lamela’s memorable goal, Kane said: “I have seen Erik do that in training — he has that in his locker. It’s great for him to do them in the big games.”Everton retained top spot in Group F as they battled to a 0-0 draw at Lille following a day of trouble in the French city centre between fans and police ahead of the tie. The Merseysiders enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but lacked a cutting edge up front as Nigerian number one Vincent Enyeama kept the visitors at bay. The stalemate lifts Roberto Martinez’s team up to five points from three matches with Germany’s Wolfsburg alone in second on four after they defeated Krasnodar 4-2 with Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne scoring twice.“I knew it would be a tough game against a good Lille side but I was a bit disappointed with the pitch,” said Martinez. “People might not have been able to see on television but the pitch was very difficult and we couldn’t get on the ball as much as we’d have liked.”– Celtic on course –Celtic remained in second spot in Group D on seven points after a 2-1 win over Astra Giurgiu of Romania with Salzburg still top on goal difference after breezing past Dinamo Zagreb 4-2.Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic scored his first goal for Celtic in the 73rd minute, heading in an Anthony Stokes free-kick with Stefan Johansen adding the second six minutes later.Gabriel Enache bundled the ball over the line in the 81st minute to give the Romanians hope but Celtic clung on.Inter Milan lost their 100 percent record in Group F after a 0-0 home draw with Saint Etienne.Borussia Moenchengladbach, who are second in the Bundesliga, warmed up for their top of the table clash with Bayern Munich at the weekend with their first win in Group A, a 5-0 mauling of Apollon Limassol.Guinea international Ibrahima Traore scored two of the goals for the German side. Villarreal stay top with seven points thanks to a 4-1 home win over FC Zurich.In Group I, Young Boys stunned former UEFA Cup winners Napoli 2-0 thanks to goals from former Paris Saint-Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau and Leonardo Bertone. The win took the Swiss side top with eight points ahead of Sparta Prague, who defeated Slovan Bratislava 3-0 in a match held up by crowd trouble in Slovakia. Fiorentina are in command of Group K as they made it three wins from three with a 1-0 success at PAOK in Greece. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, October 24- Argentina star Erik Lamela scored a memorable wonder goal while Harry Kane grabbed a hat-trick before taking over in goal as Tottenham beat Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa League Thursday.The 22-year-old Lamela, who has struggled to settle at White Hart Lane since moving from Roma, had only scored once for Spurs before Thursday but he made up for lost time in spectacular fashion.last_img read more

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City may seek second attorney

first_img“Even when Peter Wallin was around, I didn’t think it was appropriate to have the same law firm handle development and the city attorney’s position,” Nu?ez said Monday. “I think it is important to have two different law firms.” Nu?ez said he has no one attorney in mind to assume the position, but several firms and individuals, including Alvarez-Glasman, have in the past expressed interest in serving as counsel for the city. “A lot of law firms have come and talked to me,” prior to requesting the agenda item for today’s community development meeting, Nu?ez said. Included in that list, he said, were Alhambra City Attorney Joe Montes of Burke, Williams, and Sorensen, former Huntington Park City Attorney Francisco Leal, and Alvarez-Glasman, who is the city attorney for West Covina, Pomona, Pico Rivera and Bell Gardens. “[Alvarez-Glasman] has said that if there was anything he could for us to give him a call,” Nu?ez said. “I know that he is one of the guys out there.” ROSEMEAD – Arnold Alvarez-Glasman is one of the candidates who could replace an attorney hired two months ago to represent the city’s redevelopment commission. In April, Bonifacio “Bonny” Garcia was appointed to serve as Rosemead city attorney and redevelopment attorney without competing bids after Councilman John Nu?ez recommended Garcia’s name to the council. The position became open after longtime City Attorney Peter Wallin resigned. Now, Nu?ez is requesting that the Community Development Commission, the city’s redevelopment agency, vote today to consider hiring a different attorney. Garcia would keep his position as city attorney. Alvarez-Glasman did not return calls Monday. Alvarez-Glasman, who also served as city attorney for Montebello and Baldwin Park, contributed $1,000 to Councilwoman Polly Low’s campaign in January and $1,000 to Mayor John Tran’s campaign in 2004. Former City Attorney Peter Wallin said that he thinks that Rosemead should have put the position out for bid after he resigned in March. “They wanted [Garcia] as city attorney,” Wallin said. “I have no personal knowledge of his firm, but I take it that if the city is going out to find someone else, then Bonny is probably saying he’s not interested in doing this kind of work. That is just speculation on my part.” Garcia deferred all comments to Nu?ez. City officials said they are impressed with Garcia’s work as city attorney, despite earlier concerns by Council members Margaret Clark and Gary Taylor. Both said the appointment was rushed and that there may have been a potential conflict of interest. Garcia’s firm is the legal counsel for the Garvey School District. Now, Clark said that Garcia is “doing just fine.” “The hiring of a new attorney is an unnecessary waste of money,” Clark said Monday. The commission will vote today on whether to approve the request by Nu?ez to go to bid for legal services. If approved, staff will prepare a request for qualifications, which will be distributed for 30 days to all qualified legal firms. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 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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Reports – Star tells Liverpool he will NOT go on pre-season tour

first_img Raheem Sterling in England training 1 Raheem Sterling has told Liverpool he does NOT want to go on the club’s pre-season tour to the Far East and Australia, as he looks to force through a move to Manchester City.The contract rebel is expected to leave the Reds this summer, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side the most likely destination.City have already seen two bids rejected for the 20-year-old, but are set to return with a £50m (including all add-ons) offer in the coming days.Liverpool will fly to Thailand on Sunday to begin the two-week tour before returning to Merseyside on July 25.It’s understood the Reds want Sterling on the plane to the Far East, but all that could change should Man City come back with a bumper offer.last_img

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We are jealous of Leicester City, Crystal Palace chairman tells talkSPORT

first_imgSteve Parish has admitted he is jealous of Leicester City, having seen the Midlands club challenge for the Premier League title this season.The Foxes started the campaign as favourites for relegation, while many were tipping Palace to challenge for European football.However, with just weeks to go before the end of the season, it is Leicester who are sitting atop the table, with the Eagles themselves having spent much of the campaign fighting the drop.As they are clubs of a similar size, and would have had similar ambitions before the start of the season, it must be a shock to see the Midlands side on the brink of league success.Parish has confirmed that this is the case, admitting on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show that he is jealous of Claudio Ranieri’s men.The chairman said: “When you look at Leicester, we can’t help but be pleased by them, but also a bit jealous.“It’s been a very topsy-turvy season [for us]. We would have hoped it would have worked out a lot better this season.”Despite struggling in the league this campaign, the Eagles are in the FA Cup semi-final, taking on Watford this weekend.A victory against the Hornets would take them to the Final, and within 90 minutes of securing silverware.That would cover up the poor league form, and turn Palace’s season from a poor one to an excellent one.Parish continued: “If we were to do the unimaginable and lift the trophy, it would go down as one of the greatest seasons in our history.”last_img read more

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Easy rocker Fogelberg dies of cancer

first_imgNEW YORK – Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits “Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne” helped define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56. His death was announced in a statement released by his family through the firm Scoop Marketing, and it was also posted on the singer’s Web site. “Dan left us this morning at 6:00 a.m. He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side,” it read. “His strength, dignity and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.” Fogelberg discovered he had advanced prostate cancer in 2004. In a statement then, he thanked fans for their support: “It is truly overwhelming and humbling to realize how many lives my music has touched so deeply all these years.” “That came from my singles in the early ’80s,” he said. “I think it probably really started on the radio. I’m not a dour person in the least. I’m actually kind of a happy person. Music doesn’t really reflect the whole person. “One of my dearest friends is Jimmy Buffett. From his music, people have this perception that he’s up all the time, and, of course, he’s not. Jimmy has a serious side, too.” Later in his career, he wrote material that focused on the state of the environment, an issue close to his heart. His last album was 2003’s “Full Circle,” his first album of original material in a decade. A year later, he would receive his cancer diagnosis, forcing him to forgo a planned fall tour. After his diagnosis, he urged others to get tested. Daniel Grayling Fogelberg was born in Peoria, Ill., on Aug. 13, 1951, the youngest of three sons. His father taught music in local high schools and colleges, gave private lessons and conducted school bands. His mother, Margaret Irvine, was born in Scotland and came to Illinois with her parents at the age of 3, according to www.danfogelberg.com. Survivors include his wife, Jean.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champFogelberg’s music was in the vein of fellow sensitive singer-songwriters James Taylor and Jackson Browne, and was powerful in its simplicity. He didn’t rely on the volume of his voice to convey his emotions; instead, they came through in the soft, tender delivery and his poignant lyrics. Songs such as “Same Old Lang Syne” – in which a man reminisces after meeting an old girlfriend by chance during the holidays – became classics not only because of his performance, but also for the engaging storyline. Fogelberg’s heydey was in the 1970s and early ’80s, when he scored several platinum and multiplatinum records fueled by such hits as “The Power of Gold” and “Leader of the Band,” a touching tribute he wrote to his father, Lawrence, a bandleader. Fogelberg put out his first album in 1972. Among his more popular albums were “Nether Lands,” which included the song “Dancing Shoes,” and “Phoenix,” which had one of his biggest hits, “Longer,” a song about enduring love. Fogelberg’s songs tended to have a weighty tone, reflecting on emotional issues in a serious way. But in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 1997, he said it did not represent his personality. last_img read more

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Leicester can become ‘the new Tottenham’ under Brendan Rodgers – Allardyce

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice tense The Leicester team were appaerently ‘in awe’ of Rodgers when the new boss spoke to them after beating Brighton Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED huge blow “Brendan Rodgers has made the right decision for Brendan Rodgers.”“No disrespect but all managers want to be in the Premier League.”“The club didn’t match his ambitions.” Sam Allardyce says #CelticFC fans should understand why Rodgers quit. pic.twitter.com/LTVvVgxkfY— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 28, 2019Rodgers arrives at Leicester with the task of restoring balance to a team who have failed to maintain the incredible form which saw them crowned Premier League champions three years ago.That would be a tough job for any coach, but after finishing 12th and 9th in their last two seasons there is expectation on Rodgers – their fourth manager since that remarkable triumph – to raise their game.But Allardyce believes he can go one better and can make Leicester emulate Tottenham and become a regular presence at the top of the table.“Can Leicester get the top six under Brendan Rodgers? It is a big ask, but I think they can get there,” Big Sam added.“They’ve sold a lot of the top quality players they had, apart from Jamie Vardy, but they’re replaced them with some brilliantly talented young players who could go on under Brendan’s guidance and they could add to those who could get them into the top six. shining center_img Sam Allardyce insists Brendan Rodgers cannot be blamed for wanting to leave Celtic and return to the Premier League, where he believes the Northern Irishman can turn Leicester City into a top six club.Rodgers’ surprise departure as manager of the Scottish champions was confirmed on Tuesday, as he was appointed Claude Puel’s replacement at Leicester.Their new boss was in the stands for the Foxes’ 2-1 win over Brighton, and will take charge of the team for Saturday’s game against one of his former clubs, Watford. His move has been met with widespread disdain north of the border, with Celtic fans angry at the boss for abandoning them midway through the season with the Scottish league and cup titles still to play for.Allardyce, however, insists fans cannot expect Rodgers to be loyal to the club when such an opportunity comes along and says he has taken a step up in his career.“Brendan has made the right decision for Brendan – there’s no such thing as loyalty in today’s game,” the former Premier League manager told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He has stayed at Celtic because he has kept Celtic winning everything in Scotland, but now he is coming back to the best league in the world.“I don’t want to upset Scottish fans, but that’s a fact. It’s the best league in the world, the most-watched league in the world and it’s the league where you need and would always want to be. All the best coaches are here.“His patience has worn thin in terms of investment at Celtic. He loves the club, and you could see that, but at the end of the day the frustration of not being able to build a better Celtic has got the better of him and he’s given the Premier League another go.” “They can get in the top six.””The top four will be the club’s and Brendan Rodgers’ ambition.”Sam Allardyce is expecting big things from Brendan Rodgers at #LCFC.Do you agree with this? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/6lT61TagHu— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 28, 2019 gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won deals “Top four would be unlikely for a while, but it will be Leicester’s ambition, I’m sure, and Brendan’s that sooner or later they would get in the top four again.“If Brendan stays at Leicester as long he stayed at Celtic and they have a patience to build a young side, then eventually they can get there, as Tottenham did.“Money is key, but it’s how you spend that money.“They might not be able to do it on a regular basis, but it can certainly be done if you buy the right players, have the right mentality and build a football club that is ready to go forward and challenge for those places.” Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED last_img read more

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Tickets on Sale for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

first_imgShare This!©Rikki NiblettHooray! Tickets are now on sale for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!The popular Halloween event that is held annually at the Magic Kingdom in the months of September and October is a fan favorite. Dates for this year’s event were announce back in April. For 2017, ticket pricing only increased a few dollars over 2016.Party dates and pricing for this year is as follows: August 25, 29, September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17, 24: $74 plus tax (ages 10+), $69 plus tax (ages 3-9)September 19, 26: $79 plus tax (ages 10+), $74 plus tax (ages 3-9)September 15, 22, 29 and October 1: $88 plus tax (ages 10+), $83 plus tax (ages 3-9)October 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and November 1: $94 plus tax (ages 10+), $89 plus tax (ages 3-9)October 6, 13, 20, 27, 29: $99 plus tax (ages 10+), $94 plus tax (ages 3-9)October 31: $115 plus tax (ages 10+) $110 plus tax (ages 3-9)Annual Pass and Disney Vacation Club discounts are available on select dates.This year’s event will include Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade, HallowWishes fireworks spectacular, trick or treating, and the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.As far as the costuming guidelines go for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, costumes may be worn, however, Guests ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.Are you looking forward to having a spook-tacular time at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties this year?last_img read more

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China Detains 5 US Bloggers, Including Alive in Baghdad Founder

first_imgBeijing: Ethnic Park Protest – Aug. 13, 2008 from Students for a Free Tibet on Vimeo. News has emerged that the Chinese government has detained at least five bloggers from the United States for reporting on protests in favor of Tibetan independence. Included among the detained was the widely admired founder of the video blog series Alive in Baghdad, Brian Conley.The detentions follow a wave of arrests of Chinese dissidents leading up to the Olympics. The US government pledged as the games began to engage the Chinese government concerning human rights – we wonder what those conversations look like now that China has detained journalists consistently critical of US policy as well.Blogging is PowerfulNew online media have opened the doors to people publishing on budgets that would never have supported journalistic efforts in the past. That new generation of publishers has a greater freedom to take risks because they aren’t as beholden to the interests of sponsors. That’s one way to describe the political impact on journalism of blogging – another way might be that these new media have opened up publishing to activists with less interest in objectivity than traditional journalists have aimed for.Either way, the impact of blogging and video blogging on the world at large is widely recognized and it’s no surprise that the authoritarian Chinese government is taking steps to protect itself. We condemn the detention of any journalists, whether they strive for objectivity or tell stories from a particular perspective.According to extensive coverage on BoingBoing, the following US journalists and/or activists are all currently missing:– James Powderly– Brian Conley– Jeffrey Rae– Jeff Goldin– Michael Liss– Tom GrantWe’re working on creating a widget displaying video, information and a button to call US Congressional representatives but for now we’ll leave you with the following video published by Conley in China last week. Update: Ribbit.com doesn’t want to give us an account promptly, so we’ll just say – if you want to call the US Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee to register your concern about the 5 people above, they are at +1 202 225 5021 and they are waiting for you. We just called them a few minutes ago. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Blogging#news#web last_img read more

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