PPC nominees sent to President for appointment

first_imgPublic Procurement CommissionThe Public Procurement Commission (PPC) is expected to be put in place shortly with appointment of its members by President David Granger.Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock IsaacsClerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs disclosed that the names of the PPC members have been sent to the President for appointment. These names are Emily Dodson, Carol Corbin, Sukrishnalall Pasha, Ivor English and Nanda Gopaul.These persons were nominated by the Appointments Committee and were approved by two-thirds of the elected members of the National Assembly on August 8.Under provisions of the Constitution, the President could only appoint members of the PPC after their nomination has been approved in the House by a two-thirds majority.The PPC has been a contributing factor that predated the holding of the General and Regional elections in May 2015.last_img read more

Jagdeo accuses Govt of dismantling pro-poor policies

first_imgGeneral Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo believes that some of the repressive and anti-people decisions taken by the coalition Government since its assumption to office, which have had a severe effect on the lives on many Guyanese, were well orchestrated to dismantle the pro-poor policies set by the party’s founder, Dr Cheddi Jagan.Addressing an audience which comprised veteran politicians and members of the diplomatic corps on Tuesday evening at Red House, Jagdeo said Jagan worked hard to bring relief to poor and middle class Guyanese.Jagdeo said he thought it was best to talk about the defining challenges of todayPPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo addressing an audience at Red House, Kingston, Georgetownand how Jagan’s writings, example and philosophy will help to guide the party in addressing the contemporary challenges.“We have seen some trends of this Government for the three years they have been in office that has caused a lot of worry for many people. The first is the dismantling of the pro-poor policies of the PPP, whether in the housing sector, taxation on basic food items, water, and electricity,” he stated.The former Head of State said the coalition’s Government extends beyond that, because they have been strangely working against the gains made in the local Private Sector.“One would think that with the pro-poor policies that they will be pro-Private Sector but paradoxically, they are also dismantling the environment in which the Private Sector thrived in the past,” he added.He claimed that in addition to implementing a slew of taxes, there is now constant harassment of the business community, where there is no longer much dynamism in the sector. “If you do a survey of the business sector you would find that theyA section of the audience on Tuesday who gathered for a special event to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the late President Dr Cheddi Jaganare all speaking with gloom about the future,” he said.Another trend of the coalition Government, according to Jagdeo, is the blatant attempt to reverse the democratic gains of the country. “So Parliament and the separation of powers, sometimes the unilateral or arbitrary interpretation of the President of the Constitution, and the laws of Guyana.”Jagdeo also pointed to what he described as decisive politics being displayed by the current Government. He referred to the example where hundreds of Amerindians in various hinterland communities had their jobs taken away from them that were created under the PPP Administration.He also referred to a series of broken promises made by the Government which they are yet to fulfil. The former President noted that certain institutions were put in place prior to the PPP leaving office, but when the coalition assumed office, they began to dismantle them, including the Integrity Commission.Referring back to the struggles made by Dr Jagan, Jagdeo said that the bravery, resilience and hard work of the former President must never be forgotten. He noted also that ever since the PPP was formed by Jagan, it has been an all-inclusive party, which has welcomed people of all walks of life to join.According to him, it is no different today although people would from time to time question the ideology of the party. He said while the major question is whether the PPP is departing from socialism, he said that Jagan’s polices will never die in the party and therefore there is room for everyone.“There is room for socialist, communist, capitalist or farmer (peasant). It’s not a departure. It started in the 1950s… because of the policies of Jagan we managed to get the debt down too. We took a bankrupt country and made it viable. If anything that’s the biggest achievement of the PPP. Not the many roads and schools and hospitals we built but making Guyana financially stable,” he added.Reflecting on the struggles Jagan made to return free and fair elections to Guyana, Jagdeo directed his attention to the diplomatic corps, explaining that the biggest fear in the minds of many Guyanese is whether the coalition would tamper with the election process in 2020.Jagdeo said the diplomatic community has an important role to play in ensuring that there continues to be free and fair elections in Guyana. While noting that this is a genuine concern, he urged his party supporters to work harder to ensure this doesn’t happen, and never to give up hope.“When he (Jagan) fought for democracy there wasn’t any television and social media. He did it by whatever means and he reached the people and ensured that the work was done. During his time it was more difficult and we have better ways in doing what is right,” he stated.Also present at the event were former President Donald Ramotar, former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, PPP stalwart Ralph Ramkarran, Ashton Chase, and Dr Frank Anthony, among other many PPP members. This year marks the 100th birth anniversary of the late Dr Jagan who is widely regarded in Guyana as the ‘Father of the Nation’ because of the role he played in fighting for Guyana’s independence.last_img read more

Courtois’ agent urges Chelsea to let him go

first_img“I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid,” Henrotay said, according to The Sun.“For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.”Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has suggested that Courtois is in control of his own destination, claiming: “I don’t know in the future. It depends on the club, it depends especially on him, but I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper.”However, Henrotay argued that the Blues would be shooting themselves in the foot if they did not cash in on the 26-year-old while they still could.“Throughout this it is important for everyone to be reasonable, and the buying club has come up with a reasonable offer for a player who has one year left on his contract when they know they could sign him without a fee in 12 months,” he said.“Chelsea could get a fair fee for him now and sign a replacement. Or they would still have to sign a replacement next summer, but without getting a fee for Thibaut.“It is understandable people might be upset because he wants to leave the club, we accept that.“But this is a human decision based on someone wanting to be close to his children — and that is a reasonable thing too.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Belgian goalkeeper has made no secret of his desire to join the European champions, having previously played for their rivals, Atletico Madrid. According to Henrotay, Courtois’ desire to move is motivated by wanting to be near his children rather than money. Photo/TEAMTALKMEDIALONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 4 – Thibaut Courtois’ agent, Christophe Henrotay, has pleaded for Chelsea to let him leave them for Real Madrid, suggesting that it would be in the London club’s best interests.The Belgian goalkeeper has made no secret of his desire to join the European champions, having previously played for their rivals, Atletico Madrid. According to Henrotay, Courtois’ desire to move is motivated by wanting to be near his children rather than money.last_img read more

Reports – Arsenal goalkeeper set for Fenerbahce move

first_img1 Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is set for a move to Fenerbahce, according to reports in Turkey.The Colombian established himself as the Gunners number one shot-stopper last season, demoting Wojciech Szczesny to the bench.However, Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and that news has reportedly forced Ospina to consider his future.According to HaberTurk, the 26-year-old is ready to put pen to paper on a deal with Fenerbahce.The Turkish giants are said to have agreed a fee of £4m with Arsenal for Ospina, while personal terms are progressing well after a £1.5m-a-year contract was offered.The former Nice man’s departure would seemingly pave the way for Cech to move to the Emirates, with the 33-year-old reportedly keen on the switch. David Ospina last_img read more

Picture Special: Glorious sunshine for this morning’s Letterkenny Park run

first_imgLetterkenny Parkrun has recently had its first birthday, with an average of 80 participants joining every Saturday to take part in the 5k.The 5k course at St. Conal’s Hospital Grounds includes Letterkenny Town Park.This 5k is unique in that it is free of charge and is held every Saturday at 9.30 AM. It is open to walkers ,joggers, fun runners, and elite runners who visit from time to time attempting to set a new course record.The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying yourself – why not join in next week?More information can be found on their website or Facebook page. Picture Special: Glorious sunshine for this morning’s Letterkenny Park run was last modified: April 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:letterkenny parkrunLetterkenny Town Parkpicture speciallast_img read more

Big boost for Palace after Allardyce exit as star man signs new long-term deal

first_imgWilfried Zaha has signed a new five-year deal with Crystal Palace, the club have announced.The Ivory Coast winger has committed his long-term future to the Eagles after helping the club avoid relegation from the Premier League.The 24-year-old told the club’s website: “Palace is in my heart and I don’t think the story is over.”Palace announced the new deal just before midnight on Thursday, with Zaha following up the announcement by posting on Twitter: “It’s lit bruh”.Club chairman Steve Parish was thrilled to tie down a player he referred to as the club’s “talisman”.Parish said: “Wilf has been with the club since he was eight-years-old and in the first team from the day I arrived. He is our talisman and someone that week in week out gives everything for the red and blue.“I’m delighted he has committed his future to us and look forward to climbing up the table with him next year.”Zaha came through Palace’s academy before agreeing to move to Manchester United in 2013.He made just four first-team appearances for the Old Trafford club before returning to south-east London, initially on loan.Zaha scored seven league goals as Palace avoided relegation with a game to spare this season and had been linked with another move away from the club.But despite the resignation of manager Sam Allardyce this week, Zaha is looking towards a more successful future at Selhurst Park.“I think I still have more to give this club,” he said.“The supporters have been amazing and I want us to do more than just stay in the league next year.” 1 Wilfried Zaha in action for Crystal Palace last_img read more

Aguero becomes ninth player to score 150 PL goals, here are the other eight

first_img9: Michael Owen (150 goals, 326 games)8: Sergio Aguero (150 goals, 218 games)7: Jermain Defoe (162 goals, 492 games)6: Robbie Fowler (163, goals 379 games)5: Thierry Henry (175 goals, 258 games)4: Frank Lampard (177 goals, 609 games)3: Andy Cole (187 goals, 414 games)2: Wayne Rooney (208 goals, 494 games)1: Alan Shearer (260 goals, 441 games) 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Latest Manchester City News The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 ANALYSIS BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won targets LIVING THE DREAM center_img Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s top scorer What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule shining revealed Aguero became the ninth player to hit 150 with the strike and – at 30 years of age – still has time to add plenty more to his tally.You can see the full list of players who have scored 150 or more Premier League goals below. REVEALED whoops Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Sergio Aguero bagged his 150th Premier League goal for Manchester City against Southampton on Sunday.The Citizens’ star man scored their second of the afternoon, tapping home a simple finish after being set up by excellent work from Raheem Sterling. Sergio Aguero has scored 150 goals in 218 matches Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father PEP TALK last_img read more


first_imgLocal animal welfare group Donegal Pet Rescue has pleaded with the public to safeguard their dogs after a spate of thefts in recent days.Kick-boxer Tommy McCafferty has been reunited with his dog SaoirseDozens of dogs of all breeds have gone missing in recent weeks.It is feared the dogs are being sold on or may even be used for other uses such as bait for dog-fighting. The group says it fears a gang of organised thieves are behind the thefts.One of Donegal’s best-known sportsmen, champion kick-boxer Tommy McCafferty, had his beautiful dog taken from his garden in broad daylight.The dog, an American Akita named Saoirse, was taken from Tommy’s garden in Burt.However, through social media the dog was returned and left back at Tommy’s home shortly afterwards. A spokesman for Donegal Pet Rescue said “We Encourage all pet owner to please be aware of their pets whereabouts to avoid them ending up in the wrong hands.“We encourage anyone with a missing pet to place a photo on our facebook page were we have a dedicated album for lost and found pets, maybe someone out there could have the key to finding your pet.” CHAMPION KICK-BOXER TOMMY IS LATEST VICTIM OF DOG THIEVES was last modified: January 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Pet RescueMissing Dogstommy mccaffertylast_img read more


first_imgKieran with his family at Dublin Airport last night.The medal hero is home.Kidney transplant recipient Kieran Murray from Ramelton arrives at Dublin airport last night.Kieran returnd from the World Transplant Games in Argentina last night with two gold and one bronze medal.He was welcomed him by his wife Olivia and daughters Chloe (5), Grace(3) and Sophie (9 weeks).A homecoming event will take place on the streets of Ramelton for Kieran this evening at 6pm.DONEGAL TRANSPLANT HERO KIERAN ARRIVES HOME – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: September 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalKieran MUrrayRameltonlast_img read more

…wo hab Ich den Cache denn nochmal hingelegt??? (GC1DZ17) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 27, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedLine of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 9, 2011February 9, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Aloha from Hawaii! — Honu Beach Cache (GC102CV) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 20, 2016In “Community” Where to start …Since 2008, this Geocache of the Week geocache owner has been asking himself “…wo hab Ich den Cache denn nochmal hingelegt???” (GC1DZ17). That is, “where did I place that cache again???” To answer his question, we head to Hamburg, Germany, where the difficulty 2, terrain 2 geocache has been named an absolute favorite among geocachers.The geocache “wonders” within a small radius of the initial coordinates. Finding it requires a sixth sense, known as the geocaching instinct. You see, Mr.T has asked geocachers to hide the geocache in the same manner they found it, but place it in a slightly different location. In order to understand this request, we should probably explain that the geocache location is comprised of at least seven dozen flower pots.Logging the findThe flower pots were placed in front of the Hamburg Constitutional Court about 10 years ago as an art project. The geocache moves from one flower pot to another, adding a little challenge to uncovering the hidden treasure. The cache coordinates will bring geocachers to the concrete block in front of the court house, but then it’s up to geocachers to find out which flower pot holds the small “wandering” cache container.Flower pots on iron pillarsAs the cache page suggests, “ist ja garnicht so einfach,” meaning “it’s not that easy,” when you have 90 iron pillars to search from in this fairly high muggle area, but nearly 2,000 geocachers have managed to log a smiley and awarded it 261 Favorite Points. The extensive logs capture a lot of fun and entertaining experiences.One geocacher logging this find wrote, “What a great idea! I had this cache on my watch list for some time. It took us a little while to find it. At first there were some muggles around us and we didn’t want to look suspicious. It also took us a while to find it. It’s not as easy as it looks with so many flower pots. We checked some of them twice and then finally there it was! Funny how it’s always the one you never expected. We re-hid it in a different location as advised. Good luck to the next cachers. ”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.The cache containerShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more