Residents of Lancaster, Mahaica, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), especially in the Riverview and Mosquito Hall areas, are complaining bitterly over being forced to use poor quality water for over a month now.They are calling on the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) to stage an intervention to rectify the issue. Guyana Times received information stating that the water coming through the taps is discoloured and is not healthy for consumption.Reports also state that sediments could be seen floating in the water. The water when use for domestic purposes, especially to do laundry, is causing the clothing to be discoloured, one resident stated.The water is being described as rusted colour with fragments floating in it.One resident, identified as ‘James’, told this publication “I am fed up of having to use such terrible water and having to pay for it when no one cares for your welfare. The water is hazardous to our health, how long will we have to use it?”Another resident lamented that she became sick because of having to consume the water. This newspaper also heard that the residents have taken their concerns to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) but nothing has been done.The residents have also made numerous reports to GWI but have not received any assistance thus far. This newspaper made contact with the Public Relations Officer (PRO) Timothy Austin who stated that they have not received any such complaints but assured that he will see to it that the matter is looked into immediately.Residents of other regions of Guyana have also been voicing similar complaints.In Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), residents were also being forced to use discoloured water but this was as a result of the drought conditions.And in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), residents of the East Bank of Essequibo (EBE) have been complaining of having to use contaminated water but this issue was rectified by the water utility.
In light of school re-opening on Monday, January 6, the REACH Foundation has promised free haircuts to 100 youngsters in Sophia, Greater Georgetown and Tiger Bay.REACH representatives along with a few children who received haircutsAccording to President of the group, Nicholas Chesney, this is the second year the back-to-school event has been hosted by the organisation.“This is the second phase of this particular activity, the first started last year when we went to New Amsterdam and Sophia. The plan is to do this whenever school is set to reopen”, he said.Chesney further added that this initiative is very important to the organisation since scores of children are set to benefit from these two communities.REACH representative cutting a child’s hair“This event is very important to us because it’s the start of our year of activities that will be linked to our theme for 2020, “The year of investment”. This year, we aim to invest in people especially the children. We see it as investing in the next generation,” he vocalised.Five barbers donated their time and services on Saturday and will continue today.He said: “We have 20 goals for 2020, they are called REACH Development Goals (RDG) RDG 7, it is to establish a good relationship with Sophia, Tiger Bay, Mon Repos, and Angoy’s Avenue.”REACH is a non-profit organisation which comprises of 40 individuals who share the common goal of providing care for the underprivileged.Their main aim is to touch hearts and heal lives through the distribution of comfortable clothing and nutritious meals while improving the standard of living for the underprivileged.
2018 annual report– presented 52% of cases compared to Caribbean neighbours The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has released its annual report for cases it adjudicated between 2017 and 2018, showing that Guyana presented the lion’s share of cases compared to its Caribbean neighbours for judicial settlement.According to the report, Guyana presented 52 per cent of the total cases filed, followed by Barbados (22 per cent); Belize (19 per cent) and Dominica (six per cent). According to the report, a total of 32 new matters were filed during this period.These include 13 applications for special leave and 19 Notices of Appeal. The report notes that 17 cases came from Guyana, seven cases from Barbados, six from Belize and two from Dominica.“Civil applications and appeals represented the clear majority (88 per cent) of the new matters while the number of appeals filed in this year more than doubled the number filed in the previous judicial year,” the annual report states.Over the past year, there have been a number of cases from Guyana being referred to the CCJ. These include ‘the third term case’ of Cedric Richardson v the Attorney General of Guyana, Hyles and Williams v the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Medical Council of Guyana v Jose Ocampo Trueba.Other cases included the Deorani Singh versus Attorney General of Guyana, Guyana Stores Limited versus the AG and Sattie Basdeo versus the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).The CCJ’s hearing of cases from Guyana is unlikely to lessen, with the current no-confidence cases that are before the local judiciary. Following acting Chief Justice Roxane George upholding the passage of the December 21 no-confidence vote, Government had made it clear that everything was “business as usual” until it could appeal the ruling and a definitive decision is made at the level of the CCJ.AppealOn Tuesday, Government asked the Appeal Court to set aside some of the judgements made by the Chief Justice. The first case Attorney General Basil Williams is appealing is the case of the Attorney General v Speaker of the National Assembly and Opposition Leader. The second is the Attorney General v Christopher Ram.The initial case directly pertains to the passage of the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly by a majority of 33 to 32 on December 21, 2018. In that case of the Attorney General v Speaker of the National Assembly and Opposition Leader, Williams’s submission argues that “there was a miscalculation of the majority of all elected members as required under Article 106 (6) of the Constitution for the Government to be defeated on a vote of no confidence”.The Government’s submission had claimed that acquiring 33 instead of 34 or more votes breached Article 106 (6) of the Constitution and was unlawful. It had also claimed that the Speaker’s certification of the vote by issuing Resolution 101 was not conclusive.In the second case, Ram had argued that Cabinet should have resigned as per the Constitution. Ram had successfully sought to have the High Court validate the no-confidence resolution and have Government comply with constitutional provisions to demit office and call elections no later than March of this year.Ram has also argued that Cabinet’s failure to resign with all convenient speed and to fix an election date could lead to uncertainty and a constitutional crisis if neither occurs in keeping with the Constitution.The Chief Justice had upheld both cases, ruling that the no-confidence vote was validly passed, and that Cabinet should have resigned. However, Williams, in his appeal, is claiming that the Chief Justice made an error in both of these rulings.Particularly, the Attorney General expressed that the Chief Justice’s decision was “unreasonable and cannot be supported having regard to the evidence”. He is seeking an order setting aside both rulings and all consequential orders, adding that more submissions will be made upon receipt of the CJ’s written ruling.Meanwhile, the report noted that a training programme for gender sensitivity is ongoing in several Caribbean countries, including Guyana. According to the report, such programmes are geared towards ensuring these officers are equipped with knowledge about best practices.“The training programmes examined a variety of gender sensitive issues such as custody, gender-based domestic violence, child support, the various ways in which international law can be utilised to assist the process of adjudication and judicial education techniques for planning and implementing programmes,” it stated.
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PASADENA – La Salle High School’s boys basketball team suffered through a poor shooting night and had, what Lancers coach Steve Goldstein called, some lapses on defense. But when the chips were down, La Salle’s defense came up with key stops. And the Lancers had their ace in the hole, Scott Jones. “I just didn’t want to go home, so I did what I could.” La Salle’s senior center did his part by attacking the basket. “Scott Jones dominated in the paint for us on the offensive end,” Goldstein said. With the win, the No. 4-seeded Lancers (22-5) advanced to the Division IV-A quarterfinals for the second consecutive year and will host Valley Christian of Cerritos on Tuesday. Yeshiva jumped out to a 10-6 lead in the opening quarter before the Lancers tied the score 12-12 after one. Ari Hendeles’ layup gave the Panthers (18-7) a 14-12 lead to open the second quarter. La Salle, however, got its offense in gear and used a 14-4 run to grab a 26-18 advantage midway through the quarter. The Panthers pulled within three, 29-26, late in the half and trailed 31-26 at the half. “We had some lapses and they had some easy looks at the basket,” Goldstein said. “It wasn’t one of our better defensive efforts, but we got some stops when we needed them.” Nursing a 46-42 lead midway through the fourth quarter, La Salle shut down Yeshiva on two consecutive possessions. Jones then hit a short banker to ignite a string of nine consecutive points to put the game away. “We knew they were a very good team. They didn’t win 18 games for nothing,” Goldstein said. Troy Baugh collected 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks for La Salle. Matt Nuguid and Tim Ng scored nine points apiece. La Salle is looking forward to its rematch with Valley Christian (22-6). The Crusaders beat the Lancers 46-43 in the second round of the La Salle/Temple City Holiday Classic on Dec. 28. “Valley Christian is a very athletic team, so we’ll have to defend better and shoot the ball better,” Goldstein said. Said Jones: “We’ve improved, so I think we’re ready for Valley Christian.” Elliot Khodari led Yeshiva with 17 points and Danny Shandling scored 15. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jones poured in a game-high 23 points to lift the Lancers to a 59-51 victory over visiting Yeshiva of Los Angeles in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV-A playoffs Saturday at La Salle High. “It was tough, but we had to get through it,” said Jones, who also grabbed nine rebounds. “If we were double-teamed, people needed to hit the open shots, and we did that tonight.
The dispute has centred on an advertising campaign by the national team’s main sponsor, Telecom Egypt’s mobile arm WE, which has relied heavily on photos of Salah, who has his own contract with global telecom giant Vodafone.An initial hint of major discord came on April 20, when Salah’s representative Ramy Abbas Issa tweeted “we are having a very serious issue with the Egyptian Football Association”.Salah had signalled his growing frustration earlier on Sunday by tweeting “unfortunately the way it is being dealt with is very insulting. I was hoping the interaction would be classier than this.”Issa on Saturday complained that he and Salah had not even been contacted by the EFA. “Complete silence! What’s the plan?! We just see more and more billboards and ads coming out which we have never authorised!” he tweeted.But on Sunday Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abd Elaziz announced that “an agreement has been reached” with the football association “to carry out all the requests” by Salah.“I affirm that we will all stand beside him to implement all the contracts he signed in England, so that he does not face any problems,” the minister said on his Twitter account.The Twitter storm has marked a departure from Salah’s usual genteel online presence, which has generally been limited to photos of him in action and on the training field, or compliments for peers on the Liverpool and Egyptian national teams.The player has scored 43 goals so far this season, including a stunning brace in Liverpool’s 5-2 Champions League semi-final first leg demolition of Roma earlier this month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah attends a training session at the team’s Melwood training complex in Liverpool, north west England, on April 23, 2018 on the eve of their first-leg UEFA Champions League semi-final football match against Roma. © AFP / Paul ELLISCAIRO, Egypt, Apr 30 – An image rights storm that has seen star Mohamed Salah lash out at Egyptian football authorities is on the way to being settled, the Liverpool playmaker has signalled.“We were promised a solution and God willing the issue is on its way to being resolved,” the midfield maestro tweeted late Sunday, while thanking his fans for their “unreal” support.
By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER A new Hall of Fame at Los Angeles Harbor College will pay homage to some of the best athletes that have played and coached at the school. Though the new Hall of Fame building has not been built yet, the honorees are being celebrated this weekend in conjunction with the dedication of the school’s new athletic fields. “The college really has a wonderful tradition of athletics, and I think that’s inspiring for our \ student athletes,” said Linda Spink, Harbor College president. Spink explained that after propositions A and AA were passed in 2001 and 2003, respectively, the school decided to improve the outdated athletic facilities. “We now have an eight-lane track, turf football and soccer fields, we redid the baseball field and have new softball fields,” Spink said. It seemed right, she said, to induct the first group of Hall-of-Famers along with the fields. “A lot of schools do a Hall of Fame so they can recognize, appreciate, thank and honor their former athletes,” the president said. Bonnie Easley, director of the L.A. Harbor College Foundation, agreed that it’s important to honor former athletes. “We’re trying to give back to the community and think of all the people that have come through here and have been athletes and gone on to outstanding careers,” she said. Included in the list of coaches and players being honored are: The late Dennis Johnson, who played with the Boston Celtics; Bob Watson, who played for the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves, and is now a Major League Baseball vice president; National Football League players Don Horn and Haven Moses; LaTasha Burnett, who helped lead the women’s basketball team to the first women’s state championship of any sport; Floyd “Scrappy” Rhea, who coached Harbor’s 1964 football team to a perfect record and second-place national standing; Longtime basketball coach Jim White; Baseball coach Jim O’Brien, three-time National Coach of the Year. Harbor College teams being honored are the 1955-56 men’s basketball team, the undefeated 1964-65 football team and the 1978 state championship baseball team. A dinner was scheduled for Friday night at Simon’s in Ports O’ Call Village to honor the inductees. At tonight’s football game against Long Beach City College, there will be a ribbon-cutting for the new fields, and Hall-of-Fame honorees will be recognized at halftime. The permanent home for the Hall-of-Fame plaques will most likely be the new physical education building, which is expected to break ground next spring. For now, the plaques will be displayed in either the old physical education building or the Seahawk Center. “I kind of favor \ because that’s where students hang out,” Spink said. Another larger goal for the Hall of Fame, Easley said, is to help expand the college’s programs. Once completed, the new facilities are expected to help bring support and attention to the school. “It is a community college for this area, and we believe when we’re all finished with the building process, we’ll be able to expand programs and enrollment,” she explained. “We plan to serve the community as best we can.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SANTA ROSA – A Presbyterian minister accused of marrying two lesbian couples in violation of the faith’s position on same-sex unions said Thursday that in doing so, she was only following her conscience and the wishes of the “brides.” The Rev. Jane Spahr of San Rafael has been charged with official misconduct for officiating at the weddings in 2004 and 2005. The constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) reserves marriage for a man and a woman, although ministers may bless other types of “holy unions.” As the first witness in her trial before a church judicial commission, Spahr testified that as a veteran pastor and lesbian activist she knew her church’s position on gay marriage and yet felt called by God to use the language the couples wanted when she presided over their nuptials. “I don’t care what your sexual orientation is, what’s most important to me is what you call it,” she said. “They said ‘marriage’ and I was honored to do their ‘marriage,’ so they would not be seen as second-class in any way.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant If found guilty by the Presbytery of the Redwoods, the regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church, she could face anything from a rebuke to being forced to leave the ministry after more than 30 years, according to one of her lawyers, Timothy Cahn. In opening statements, Stephen L. Taber, a San Francisco lawyer representing the church, cautioned the seven-member tribunal not to get distracted by emotional arguments about gay rights. Issues of personal conscience would be relevant only if Spahr were on trial for heresy, he said. “The burden on this commission is not to decide whether same-sex marriage is or is not appropriate for the Presbyterian Church USA,” Taber said. “The only question here is whether Reverend Spahr committed certain acts, and whether those acts are in violation of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church.” But defense attorney Sara Taylor countered by saying that ignoring the larger moral issues would be passing up an opportunity to correct a wrong no less grievous than the church’s previous ban on allowing women to serve as ministers. “It is too simplistic to take something this church has wrestled with for 30 years and say it doesn’t matter,” Taylor said. The Presbyterian Church (USA) is among several Protestant denominations embroiled in a bitter debate between liberals and conservatives over what role gays should have in their churches. Under a ruling by the national church’s highest court in 2000, Presbyterian churches may bless same-sex unions as long as they do not equate the relationships with marriage. Spahr is one of a half-dozen Presbyterian ministers across the nation facing disciplinary action for marrying same-sex couples, although her case is the first to come to trial, Cahn said. The others include the Rev. Jim Rigby in Austin, Texas, the Rev. Janet Edwards in Pittsburgh, and the Rev. Ilene Dunn in San Antonio. Thursday’s trial, held at the Church of the Roses in Santa Rosa, drew an older crowd through which support for Spahr ran strong. Despite the potential consequences, the atmosphere was frequently lighthearted, with the defendant milling about hugging people during breaks and her testimony often provoking good-natured laughter. At one point in the proceedings, for example, Taber asked Spahr whether she ever sought permission to perform same-sex weddings from any of the presbytery’s leaders or informed them about her activities. “Several of them were even at these services, so I didn’t think,” she quipped. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
col01col02col05col06col07col08Half Moo 2011Age Group ResultsSeptember 25, 2011Results By Multisports.ieHalf MooFemale 25 and underPlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1Melisa Hough141:44:12.8278First Femal Overall2Aisling Diver221:47:09.6300Third Femal Overall3Meagan Fuchs431:59:42.03164Judy Liu892:49:14.7320Female 26 to 35PlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1Ellie dorman181:46:22.8282Second Female Overall2Deirdre Ní Dhuibhir301:53:09.82993Emma McGee391:56:52.32774Isabella Corradini411:57:24.43445Tracy Boyle421:58:22.43016Tara hurst462:00:08.63177Vanessarose Poteet602:12:20.13408Hannah Watters632:13:37.03349Danielle Mulhern642:14:39.936410Jacqueline McHugh662:16:53.437811Mary Whelan712:23:46.333012Tiffany Priest762:27:15.232413Brigit Hurley772:27:40.835514Irene Butler802:30:48.127915ElianaMaria Tornese842:43:41.734616Erin Thomas852:44:20.227217Kelly OConnor872:48:54.528518Michele Muffoletto882:49:14.531819Mairead McGuckin973:00:20.833920cecelilia sheridan983:02:17.432121AnnaMarie Moran1043:32:10.1377Female 36 to 45PlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1Louise Quinn371:56:16.62952Catherine McKinley401:57:06.52763Deirdre Rodden452:00:07.93294jacqueline callaghan522:05:10.84305Kathleen OSullivan542:05:45.93326Mary Towe562:07:34.53517Niamh Pierse582:07:38.82868Cathy Fraser622:13:36.93339Michelle McCaughley02:14:1135210Eithne NiGhallchobhair02:18:4438311Tami Clark692:19:38.032312Edith Neelly702:23:46.032813Brenda O’Neill732:25:26.937414una mcmahon942:59:06.728815Ciara McDermott952:59:06.728916Sinead OKeeffe963:00:20.832217Britta Luebbert993:02:44.830218Veronica Cetin1023:24:00.830719Rosa Dolset1053:53:07.238520Bethany Hall1074:21:16.336221Marcela Rhodus1084:21:16.9273Female 46 to 55PlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1Susan Tracey912:49:44.23502Christine Keenan932:57:02.93383catriona carr1003:03:07.13064SUSAN DOHERTY1013:03:07.53055Brigid Moran1033:32:10.13736Paivi Levo1063:53:48.4384Female 56 and overPlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1MARY BURNS832:40:39.8297Male 25 and underPlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1Bob Groomes171:46:01.73112Simon Gill351:55:16.53103Shaun McGlade361:56:12.7353Male 26 to 35PlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1Paul Horan41:34:05.93542FEDERICO CORRADINI51:34:46.53453Simon Connolly61:36:31.23134Gareth King71:36:45.33595DERMOT MCKEAGUE101:40:26.83706Terence Schulz151:45:35.93257Patrick McGetigan161:46:01.73808John Doody251:47:50.73379Gord Sims271:51:35.027410Paul Moran291:53:01.437611Conor Cashman321:54:40.333512Brian McGettigan341:55:08.238113Philip Hanniffy381:56:18.236114Cathal mcginley482:03:28.737115Alastair Dorman492:03:42.428316Cathal King502:03:57.936017Marc Doorish592:09:13.237518Ray Kelleher612:13:16.228019dermot dempsey652:15:51.535620Fergus OReilly722:25:00.530921Richard Muffoletto742:25:57.231922Sean McGurk782:30:02.536623Gavin Megaw792:30:03.036724Jeremy Brandon862:44:20.6270Male 36 to 45PlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1stephen MCMICHAEL21:30:38.5298Second Male Overall2Enda Currid31:31:26.6303Third Male Overall3Michael Reilly81:39:10.13474Tony McGinn91:40:07.13585richard shannon111:41:49.73416sean white191:46:34.73697Noel Lynch201:46:46.93828Conleth OLoughlin211:46:54.13799Darren OReilly241:47:43.330810John Reilly261:47:54.534811Richie Byrne281:52:40.231212Glen Thompson311:54:06.627513Jim McMillan331:54:52.335714Conor OReilly512:04:22.838615Dermot Hughes532:05:22.129616james campbell552:06:32.536317Eamonn Kelly572:07:38.628718JOHN CALLAGHAN682:18:31.629119Jef Oliver752:26:36.932620Justin Gillespie812:33:32.136821Mike Paeschke902:49:18.6284Male 46 to 55PlaceNameOverallTimeBib Number1Martin Gormley11:25:43.5365First Overall2Eamonn Quinn121:43:23.82943James mclaughlin131:43:45.33044Malachy Peoples231:47:27.72935Vincent McLoughlin01:49:123426Scott Dean442:00:06.13277Brian Durnin472:01:43.32928JOHN HOLUBJOWSKY672:18:30.92909Peter Clarke02:34:4734310Paul Tracey922:49:44.434911Collin Moran03:32:09372MOOATHON: WHERE DID YOU COME IN HALF MARATHON? was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:mooathon half marathon results
Drake hit a tough stretch after taking the lead as the Bulldogs were held scoreless the rest of the game. During the scoring drought, the team had three-pointer attempts, two by Wendell and sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa), that came so close to going in but rimmed out. HTML Box Score Drake visits Iowa State on Sunday for another challenging non-conference contest. Tipoff against the Cyclones is set for 6 p.m. Print Friendly Version Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES Cyclones TV Listen Live Watch Live Bachrodt added four steals and five rebounds while Wendell handed out seven assists and pulled down seven rebounds. Preview Bachrodt knocked a three-pointer to open the fourth quarter, but Creighton built another six-point lead with 5:41 to play. However, Drake roared back with an 8-0 scoring run on a jumper by Rhine and three-pointers by Bachrodt and Wendell as the Bulldogs led 77-75 with 2:56 to play. at Iowa State 11/20/2016 – 6 PM Story Links Trailing by one-point, Drake (1-1) had two opportunities to take the lead in the final six seconds of the game. Sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) missed a jumper with six seconds left and senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) had her shot blocked with two seconds on the clock as Creighton (1-2) held on for its first win of the season. Next Game: Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) tied her career-high with a game-high 20 points while senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) added 19 points. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) scored a career-high 16 points behind a career-best three three-pointers. Bachrodt made 6-of-8 shots including 3-of-4 from three-point line. Rhine had 11 points. The exciting game between the longtime rivals featured 14 lead changes and seven ties. The Bluejays led by 11 points midway through the third quarter, but the Bulldogs closed the period on a 4-0 scoring run and made two defensive stops to only trail, 65-60, heading to fourth quarter. Full Schedule Roster OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University women’s basketball team dropped a back-and-forth non-conference road contest against former Missouri Valley Conference rival Creighton, 80-77, Thursday night at D.J. Sokol Arena. PDF Box Score