Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – A standing-room-only crowd watches Ceres-Negros’ match against Malaysia’s Felda United in the AFC Cup. No other place in the country packs as many football fans as Bacolod’s Panaad Stadium. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANNational Under-22 coach Marlon Maro gets his baptism of fire as he tries to steer the Davao Aguilas to their first win against no less than AFC Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros on Wednesday in the Philippines Football League at Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City.Maro, who led the Under-22 Azkals to a couple of victories in the Southeast Asian Games last month, has been called in to replace Australian coach Gary Phillips, on an interim capacity, after the Aguilas went winless in their first 15 games of the inaugural season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees Even with the signing of national team stars Phil and James Younghusband during the transfer window, the Aguilas still couldn’t find a breakthrough victory with their latest defeat coming last Saturday at the hands of the Busmen, 1-3, at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The Aguilas have actually lost their first two meetings with the Busmen, who are in fourth spot with 28 points from 13 matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogOver at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Global Cebu seeks to regain second spot when it collides with Stallion Laguna at 4 p.m.With 34 points from 20 matches, the Cebuanos can cut FC Meralco Manila’s lead at the top to just four points with a win, although the Sparks will have two games in hand. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Unbeaten La Salle welcomes Mbala back vs Adamson The Laguna side, which has 26 points from 20 games, is also in pursuit of a Top Four place with league top scorer Jess Melliza expected to lead the charge.The fleet-footed striker from Iloilo has scored 13 goals so far this season, helping Stallion climb back into contention for a spot in the league’s Finals Series, which will see the top four teams battle for places in the finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments
Dear Editor,In a previous letter, I outlined that there should be no sitting of the National Assembly until a full and final determination of all matters relating to the No-Confidence Motion currently before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Based upon the Case Management Conference (CMC) held on March 29, 2019, we can expect a ruling shortly after May 10, 2019.The Government’s announcement of an April 11 sitting of the National Assembly must be rejected by all fair-minded, right thinking and objective Guyanese, which in essence should be all Guyanese. Accompanying that announcement was the declared intention to seek a supplementary budget for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and as we now understand, there have been instructions to several agencies in various Ministries to prepare requests for supplementary budgets which will be tabled at Cabinet for approval.Without any difficulty, the conclusion can be made that the above actions of this Granger-led APNU/AFC Government are to use this period for an assault on the Treasury, to draw down additional funds to support their current disguised but openly seen political campaign. Accounting officers and heads of budget agencies must be aware, and I also use this medium to offer some advice to them, that should there be an upholding of the validity of the No-Confidence Motion by the CCJ, all actions of this Government of this nature post-December 21, 2018, and more so, post-March 21, 2019, would be illegal and voidable.Just to remind that the only reason why this Government remained in Office after the successful passage of the No-Confidence Motion was for the sole purpose of conducting elections, which were mandated by the Constitution within three (3) months. This was in accordance with Article 106, specifically, Article 106 (7) of the Constitution.One must wonder how is it that after this Government’s inability to implement significant percentages of Budgets 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, that three (3) months into 2019, there is a need for supplementary budgets. What is being done in 2019 that was not envisaged and planned for in budget 2019, when it was debated and passed in December 2018?Editor, the answer is a simple one. The coalition Government is using the Consolidated Fund and taxpayers’ monies for campaigning, electioneering and vote buying.No amount of curry favouring, mamaguying and hoodwinking will work. The people do not have confidence in this insensitive, aloft and uncaring Administration. The National Assembly must not be used as a conduit for campaign financing for the Government.There should be no Parliament, await the ruling of the CCJ first.Yours truly,Bishop Juan A EdghillMP
Officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) over the weekend arrested another consignment of heroin at the DHL-Liberia central office in Monrovia, the second arrest in about two months.According to the DEA, four persons have been identified – two Nigerians and two Liberians – as those allegedly responsible for the import of the drugs into the country.The illicit drugs, valued at US$60,000, were neatly concealed in packages of hair products in DHL parcel number 1011647755, but were intercepted by DEA agents in Monrovia, DEA Director-General Anthony K. Souh disclosed. The shipment originated on Lilongwe, Malawi.The illicit drugs, DEA said were discovered in cans of emptied UV Whitening cream (hair products).Suspect Mariamatu Jalloh, who was later identified as Latetah T. Wilson, was arrested on August 13 at DHL-Liberia office on Broad Street by the DEA head of operations, Johntor Wolo, when the suspect went to take delivery of the parcel.The incident resembled what occurred in early July, when DEA agents arrested two Nigerian men and a Liberian woman as they showed up at the DHL office in Monrovia to take delivery of a DHL parcel which contained a consignment of heroin.The latest arrest – DHL parcel number 1011647755 – took a different turn when DEA officers later discovered during preliminary investigations that the parcel number was the same tracking number found with one other suspected drug-peddler, Gabriel Doe.“When asked about the whereabouts of her consignment, Ms. Wilson (who was posing as a Fula woman named Mariamatu Jalloh) told the DEA officers that DHL staff informed her that her parcel was still at the Roberts International Airport. The DEA officers therefore accompanied her to RIA,” Director Souh disclosed to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview on Friday.At the RIA, he said suspect Wilson (Jalloh) paid the customs duty for her “goods” and took delivery. It was then that DEA officers asked her to open the package in the presence of the joint security; revealing the contraband items, which were disguised as hair products.Upon her arrest, she reportedly admitted to being the consignee of the package, but said it belongs to her boyfriend, a Nigerian only identified as Chigozie; “even though she had earlier admitted that the package was for her friend, who she also identified as Vivian Saytue,” the DEA boss said.It may be recalled that in early July, officers of the DEA arrested two Nigerian men and a Liberian woman along with a quantity of heroin that was valued at L$1.2 million (US$14,532).The illegal drugs shipment originated in Kampala, Uganda in a DHL package bearing tracking number 5505590814, and addressed to one Comfort Weah of Monrovia. The DEA arrested Ms. Weah at the DHL offices on Broad Street where she had gone to pick up the parcels containing the illegal drugs.Weah, a prime suspect, is said to be helping DEA agents with the investigation.A local radio station reported that Weah and her associate had been released from custody. However, DEA Director Souh maintains that they are still in police custody, awaiting trial.All efforts made through direct visit to the offices of the DHL on Friday to contact its Liberia General Manager, Akwasi Anninakwah, did not materialize. This newspaper was informed by a receptionist on three different occasions that the manager was “too busy” to talk with anyone up to press time last night.A source familiar with DHL’s processes informed the Daily Observer later that while it should be the company’s responsibility to check all its packages for contraband, “it may not be realistically possible, as DHL ships hundreds of thousands of packages every day all around the world,” the source said. “However, the company does what it calls ‘random checks’ and that is how sometimes they are able to catch contraband items running through their system. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
At a reception hosted by Guyana’s Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD Guyana) and the British High Commission in Guyana to mark Spirit Day, Director of Childcare and Protection Agency (CCPA), Ann Greene highlighted that there needs to be laws against bullying towards youths of the LGBTQ+ community.UK Ambassador to Guyana, Greg QuinnThis event, the third of its kind, was held at the British High Commissioner’s residence on Thursday last to raise awareness of anti-LGBTQ+ bullying in schools.However, Greene stated that LGBTQ+ people in Guyana are oppressed and marginalised because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and suffer discrimination in accessing their civil rights.She lamented that LGBTQ+ persons need what every other person needs, regardless of their human characteristics.“It is love and acceptance. Every human being born into this world has a right to be here, being placed here by the Superior being of the Universe with their own purpose,” Greene said.The CCPA Director emphasised that Spirit Day is a day to stand up and give support to persons who suffer infringement of their human rights.SASOD Guyana’s Homophobia(s) Education Coordinator, Valini LeitchShe further pledged to use her role “to contribute towards bringing about the needed social change – the right to social inclusion for all persons. All groups of people must be respected for who they are, without prejudice”.In addition to laws against bullying, she called for specific interventions to address the unique challenges facing LGBTQ+ youths in Guyana.Greene said these include targeted social programmes; safe schools, care centres, neighbourhoods and housing; safe access to recreational facilities and activities; access to adequate health services and supportive workplace policies.In closing, she stated: “the beauty of standing up for your rights is so that others can see you standing and stand up as well.”HE UK Ambassador to Guyana, Greg Quinn in his brief remarks reiterated that “LGBTQ+ persons are not asking for special rights; they are seeking to be afforded the same rights as any other Guyanese citizen.” The High Commissioner further called for persons to promote diversity and tolerance for LGBTQ+ persons.Director of Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), Ann GreeneIn closing, SASOD Guyana’s Homophobia(s) Education Coordinator, Valini Leitch commented that taking a stand against LGBTQ+ bullying is not a one-day affair, but requires collective, daily action.Also in attendance were Wendy Quinn, other representatives of the diplomatic corps, civil society representatives, youth advocates and Private Sector officials.
If 12 years are so vital for elected officials to gain the “necessary” experience, why extend legislative term limits but not statewide office limits? What makes 12 years vital for a legislator but eight years plenty for the attorney general or governor? Are legislators slower learners? Do the actions of the current legislative majority justify rewarding them with extended terms in office? Last session the state budget deficit was ignored. Real education reform was not on the agenda. The pending financial disaster of state and local government unfunded health care and pension commitments was disregarded. Redistricting reform was killed in a blatant show of political power. Someday the Legislature may seriously address the state’s major challenges. But until then, term limits are the only functioning check on incumbent power. Pete Schabarum and Lew Uhler co-authored Proposition 140 and co-chaired the Yes on Proposition 140 campaign.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An idea circulating in the Capitol – now a Senate bill – is to add an additional primary date in February 2008, ostensibly to make California a player in the presidential primaries. But the real purpose of the proposal is to provide a vehicle for an initiative extending terms to get on the ballot in time for Senate President Don Perata and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez – the Democrat legislative leaders – to stay in power a few more years. There is talk that a redistricting measure might be placed on the same 2008 ballot, but there is no assurance that any redistricting measure would be fair or would pass. We shouldn’t be lured into the web these currently term-limited legislators are weaving for their personal benefit. Term limits work to promote diversity in the Legislature. The 2006 growth in the African-American Caucus would not have occurred if the incumbents had not been removed by term limits. The massive growth in Latino representation from seven legislative seats in 1990 to 23 in 2000 would not have occurred without the twin powers of the court-drawn 1990s redistricting plan and term limits. And the number of women in the Legislature exploded when term limits took effect. Term limits work to promote competition. The current rules remove the incumbency advantage at least every eight years, and most legislators decline or fail to jump to the other house. Legislators’ zeal to extend their own careers only reinforces the voters’ belief in strict term limits. CALIFORNIA’S term limits work. That is a revolutionary idea in Sacramento these days, but the voters agree. Adopted in 1990 with 52 percent of the vote, recent surveys show that public support has increased since then: Between 65 percent and 70 percent of California voters now support the state’s term-limits laws. The efficacy of term limits is clear. Once the self-proclaimed “Ayatollah of the Assembly” Willie Brown was termed out of office, no successor has seized equivalent power. Yet despite the strong voter support for term limits, most legislators can’t wait to extend their terms. The irony is that the complaining legislators wouldn’t even be in Sacramento but for the fact that term limits opened up the very seats they now occupy.
Arsene Wenger will NOT be taking a Champions League gamble by starting David Ospina against Olympiacos on Tuesday night, according to Nigel Winterburn.The Gunners boss revealed in his pre-match press conference that the back-up goalkeeper could get the nod to play ahead of Petr Cech.For many, bringing in Ospina would represent a big risk for Arsenal given Wenger has admitted that his side cannot afford to drop any more points at home in the Champions League after their opening group stage defeat.But Winterburn insists the 31-year-old, like Cech, is a safe pair of hands and will not let his manager down if he does play.He told talkSPORT: “I’m not so sure it is a huge risk. “Cech is the number one goalkeeper now at Arsenal but since Ospina came to the football club, I can’t remember on many occasions, if any, that he has been fault for any goals.“He had a strong season when he came into the team last season. He has not let the team down this season.“He is not a big goalkeeper but he tries to command his area. I’m sure he can do a fantastic job if that switch is made this evening.”
Michael Carrick is yet to be offered a new Man United contract, according to reports Michael Carrick is said to be in the dark about his Man United future.?The midfielder’s current deal expires in the summer, but reports claim he does not know what his future holds.Carrick will have been at the club for 10 years by the time his contract ends, but there are still some fans who think the 34-year-old should be asked to stay.To remain up to date on all Man United news, click here. 1
2. Musica Si won three of seven starts in Chile and has been working well for first start in 11 months. Healthy Addiction finished 13th in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff after garnering the previous three outings. Freakin Streakin ran fourth in the Kalookan Handicap. Long shot: Rena De Sonora. 3. Chasethegold rallied from 10th to finish seventh in the Grade 2 Las Palmas Handicap. Mirabilis won three of nine starts in France and races in the United States for the first time. Madour was third coming into the stretch and closed to win by 2 ½ lengths. Long shot: Red Top. Fermo Cambianica’s Santa Anita selections for today: 1. Eleganza was third early and gradually weakened to wind up in fifth place. Jet Propelled raced in fifth all the way into the stretch and then passed one rival to finish fourth. Miss Lemon Drop ran in fourth place most of the way and got up to end up in third place. Long shot: Blue Orchid. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card 4. Best Friend Gracie was runner-up for the first half mile, then weakened to finish in sixth place. Sip One For Mom raced with the stragglers and wound up in seventh place. Chanel Islands weakened and wound up in sixth place after leading all the way into the stretch. Long shot: Sandy Sneakers. 5. Lunacy raced in fifth position the entire trip and drops in class from $32,000 claiming to $12,500. Touchabull has a better chance with a big drop in class after finishing in sixth place. Alltroienne is another class-dropper after finishing in fourth place. Long shot: Badgett’s Mango. 6. Miracle Maker has been idle since April when he raced in second place throughout. Ocean Grand rallied from fourth to win by a length against allowance rivals and drops into a claimer. Wind Water ran fourth in a minor stakes at Golden Gate after defeating claimers the race before. Long shot: Midnite Moonshine. 7. Only In Reno made his racing debut with a second on opening day and then came back with a two-length victory over maiden opponents. King Of L.A. missed winning by a nose while trying for three consecutive victories. Distorted Rumor closed from fifth to be second best. Long shot: Blue Prince. 8. Sunette was second and third all through the race, and finally ended up in third place with a good effort. Gramsey was crowded in late stretch while racing second and ended up running a close third. Raisedonroyalty was passed by the winner in the stretch and ended up second best. Long shot: Heavons Caper. Best bet: Eleganza (1). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Celtic continued their great run in the new Scottish Premier League season with a brilliant 5-1 win over Dundee United.Anthony Stokes’s fourth-minute header was cancelled out by Johnny Russell on the half hour with a close-range strike at the back post. Gary Hooper’s header gave Celtic a half-time advantage, before a superb second-half strike from Ki Sung-Yeung.A 71st-minute Joe Ledley tap-in and a well-worked injury-time effort from James Forrest secured all three points.Click Play to watch the Hoops goals.DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF CELTIC 5, DUNDEE UTD 1 was last modified: August 13th, 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:Celticceltic 5-1 dundee utdceltic v dundee utdDDTV
SKY News is this morning forecasting snow for Donegal tomorrow, Thursday.The snow is due to arrive into west Donegal tomorrow morning before spreading across the county in the afternoon, said the TV station.It will be bitterly cold for the next few days, said Sky. RTE however is referring to ‘wintry showers’ rather than snow – while the BBC reports snow on “higher ground.”BREAKING NEWS: SNOW ALERT FOR THURSDAY, SAYS SKY NEWS was last modified: November 30th, 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:donegaldonegal weather forecastsky newssnow