…after Private Sector calls out Govt for not adhering to Constitution, CCJ ordersThe husband of recently appointed Public Service Minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, has taken to social media to incite Guyanese to “boycott” any business that is registered with the Private Sector Commission (PSC).This move comes on the heels of the PSC calling out the APNU/AFC Government for its non-adherence to the country’s Constitution as well as disregard for the orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in relation to the No-Confidence Motion passed in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018. The CCJ had ruled that the No-Confidence motion was validly passed and as such the Government is now a caretaker and that elections should be held as stipulated by the Constitution of Guyana.Public Service Minister Tabitha Sarabo-HalleyArticle 106 (6) of the Constitution of Guyana states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) states: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Clayon F Halley, on his Facebook account page, had a post “When last ya’ll boycott one ah dem business that is part of the PSC?”The minister’s husband’s comments have since triggered outrage on social media, with persons expressing disgust at what some described as reckless, targeting and inciting statements.Last week, the PSC stated that the Government’s caretaker status puts the State at risk and that companies are now extremely concerned about the status of contracts with the State, now that the Government must be in caretaker mode.“It is the Private Sector’s view that the President, by his behaviour, has put at risk all Private Sector entities and other organisations made subject to contracts and any other action authorised by the Cabinet, by presuming them to be legal,” the PSC said in a strongly-worded statement earlier this week.Clayton Halley, husband of recently appointed Public Service Minister Tabitha Sarabo-HalleyThe PSC said it has asked its members to seek legal advice in this regard.Since the Government fell to the no-confidence vote on December 21, 2018, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has always maintained that the Government should be acting in a caretaker capacity only and not be entering into large scale contracts.Jagdeo’s position was vindicated by the CCJ when it ruled that the Government should act as a caretaker or an “interim” administration until a new president is sworn-in.“Article 106 envisaged that the tenure in office of the Cabinet, including the President after the Government’s defeat, is on a different footage from that which existed prior to the vote of no-confidence. By convention, the Government is expected to behave, during this interim period, as a caretaker and so restrain the exercise of its legal authority. It is this caretaker or interim role that explains the three-month deadline in the first instance that the Article lays down in principle for the holding of fresh elections,” CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders stated.But President David Granger, after those orders, announced that Cabinet is still meeting.According to the PSC, the Head of State’s posture is “unacceptable”.“It is totally unacceptable, therefore, to the Commission that the President has refused to honour the Constitution in announcing that the Cabinet shall continue to function.”Despite its caretaker mode, the Government has since awarded multi-million dollar contracts.
DD BOOKS: SISTERS AND LIES is the debut novel of Longford woman Bernice Barrington. This past-faced thriller keeps you on edge from beginning to end.Two Irish sisters with two very different lives and a plot full of twists and turns to keep you on guard until the big secret is revealed.It begins when Rachel receives a phone call from the police to tell her that Evie, who lives in London, has been in a car crash. She’s in a coma and Rachel rushes to her side but soon starts to discover that her sister’s life isn’t all that it seems. Why was Evie driving when she doesn’t even own a licence?Who is the man living in her flat and claiming Evie is his girlfriend?How come she has never heard of him?The more mysteries Rachel uncovers the more she starts asking herself how well she ever really knew her sister. And then she begins to wonder if the crash was really the accident everybody says it is. Barrington lures the reader in to the two very different lives of the sisters, their complex personalities and their relationship with each other.Both sisters have secrets and this psychological thriller with its drip-feed revelations keeps the reader engrossed throughout. It’s a brilliant read and holds its own in the “grip-lit” genre.Sisters and Lies by Bernice Barrington published by Penguin Ireland. DD BOOKS: SISTERS AND LIES BY BERNICE BARRINGTON was last modified: April 24th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bernice BarringtonPenguin IrelandreviewSisters and Lies
Bingo in hall @9 on Tuesday nights. The lotto results are MH,LD,LK,KE.one with 3 counties Yvonne Gallagher Convoy. Next week’s jackpot €4650Screening 14-30 yrs olds. €45 per person Contact Julia Blake 0862611290 Don’t have to be a club member or gaelic player.U8 took part in blitz on Friday evening v Glenfin and St eunans well done to all the boys and girls who took part U 14 drew with Buncrana 4-07 to 3.10 Scorers K.Bonner 2-2 P. Dolan 1-2 D.Bonner 1-0 C.OKane 0-2 J Mc Gill 0-1Reserves didn’t have a gameSenior men lost away to Castlefin on a score line of 1-10 to 2-11 . St Marys led at half time 1-6 to 6 pts but conceeded a penalty early in the second half Robert Emmets finished the stronger and took victory in the end .Scorers A.Browne 1-5 C.Mc Nulty ,K.Gillen 0-2 each R.Kettle 0-1Any notes,training and match times can be viewed on St Marys Convoy C.L.G facebook page Well done to all players who played for thier county teams.GAA NEWS: ST.MARYS CONVOY CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 20th, 2012 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:convoySt Marys GAA club notes
latest 8 getty revealed How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures After a two-goal haul against West Ham this could be a smart addition. With Naby Keita seeing a lot of the ball in the Reds’ midfield three it will see Mane get more of the ball too. He’s got games against Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester City next but then be wary of three perilous games against Tottenham, Chelsea, and Man City in September and October. possible standings Sadio Mane (Liverpool) £9.6m Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 8 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The Red Devils midfielder looks set for a free role in their midfield three this season in the left half space. We could see him get forward a lot more, if Alexis Sanchez doesn’t get in his way. He could be on penalties after his cool finish against Leicester City last Friday and Man United’s fixtures are pretty handy too. After the Chelsea match this weekend, the Gunners have got a lot of easier games to come. They found it tough against Manchester City but they did create some good chances so there is potential for the former assist king to regain his crown. You’ll also have £1.5m to invest elsewhere in your squad. predicted A cruel blow has hit Manchester City’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title with Kevin De Bruyne suffering an injury in training.The knee problem is reportedly set to keep him out for at least two months which is awful new for the player, the club and his fans, with all concerned wishing him a speedy recovery. Most Popular Premier League News SORRY Paul Pogba (Manchester United) £8.1m 8 The Dane didn’t register a goal or assist against Newcastle United but did play five key passes during the match. Last season he upped his goal tally and ended the campaign with 11, along with 10 assists. Spurs do have games against Manchester United and Liverpool in their next four, though, which will count against him. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade changes 8 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Set to be De Bruyne’s actually replacement for City, he looked top notch against Arsenal, while he also got a goal in the 2-0 victory. His value means at a later date you can spend a little more on other areas of your squad. silverware smart causal gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) £9.5m The brilliant England ace scored with another brilliant header against Newcastle but just like team-mate Eriksen, you may have worries about Spurs’ next four fixtures. 8 whoops The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) £8.5m Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) £9.0m How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings It’s also bad news for Fantasy Premier League players who have invested £10.0m into the brilliant Belgian who has lit up the English top-flight since his return.With such a big value, it’s not going to be too hard to replace him but you will need to select wisely.So who should you transfer in? Find out our tips below. 8 Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) £7.5m Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) £9.0m The direct running of the Algerian caused Arsenal a lot of problems on Sunday and will now be a definite starter for the period of De Bruyne’s injury. He also took set-pieces, which should help him deliver assists, while it’s also likely he’ll improve on the 12 goals and 13 assists he got with Leicester City last year. 8 8
This week Donegal Daily’s motoring columnist Brian McDaid was out in two versions of the all-new Toyota Corolla both hybrid, a hatchback, and a saloon.In a time where everyone is looking and demanding the smallest carbon footprint, this new Corolla Hybrid may have the biggest shoes to fill.We had the new hatchback and the new saloon out on the road this week, both based on the same platform but geared at very different markets. Advertisement No one likes change especially when something works well and that has been the case with Corollas over the years.The New Toyota Corolla Hybrid Saloon which went on show at Kelly’s in Letterkenny and and Mountcharles and now is available for a test drive. Photo Brian McDaid.The New Toyota Corolla Hybrid Saloon which went on show at Kelly’s in Letterkenny and and Mountcharles and now is available for a test drive. Photo Brian McDaid.I know, I had three of them and racked up big miles on all them and they never gave any bother.Now car buyers are being guided towards low emissions and away from diesel and have to look towards a different type of car.Toyota and the worlds best ever selling car, the humble Corolla, has evolved yet again, this time 53 years on since it was introduced in 1966. Advertisement Now it’s back as a hybrid.If that wasn’t a big enough transition the Saloon is also a replacement for the old Carina or Avensis range which has faded from the Toyota range.Ahead of the gameToyota has been the leaders in the development of hybrid family cars for over twenty years and that development is now at a stage now with the launch of the new Corolla that you could be mistaken for thinking that these new hybrids are not hybrids at all.The new Corolla Saloon, which was my choice, looks like an ordinary car on the road if you didn’t spot the small blue badge on the boot lid. It just looks like a normal four-door family saloon plus the fact that the petrol engine is that quiet now compared to diesel, it’s very hard to tell when you are running on the petrol engine or on the electric motor.The All New Toyota Corolla Hybrid Saloon which has recently gone on sale in Ireland. Photo Brian McDaid.The All New Corolla Hybrid Saloon which we drove this week. Photo Brian McDaid.The New Toyota Corolla Hybrid Saloon which we drive the week. Photo Brian McDaid.After a while behind the wheel, you will realise that this fact doesn’t matter to you because these cars are more efficient at making decisions, so you really don’t have to worry about it.I had the Corolla Sport Hatchback out for a morning and was managing 4.2L/100Km on a long run and that evening.I was stuck in traffic around Letterkenny in Corolla Luna Saloon which was just perfect for the purpose over heavy urban driving and was getting 4.5L/100Km I know these were short term fuel tests but they were good indications of what this 1.8 Petrol/ battery powered car is capable of doing.The hatchback probably drew the most attention which was in white a black roof and beautiful sports rims and had more of a sports theme with red piping around the dash and a nice sportive bucket seat.All information on both cars is displayed on a big screen in the middle of the dash, and again there is very little to tell you that you are in a hybrid when you are driving this car.Town driving in the New Corolla Hybrid returned an average of 4.5l /100km Photo: Brian McDaid.If you want, you can go in and display a visual on where that car is receiving the power from being it battery, engine or both or when you are going downhill it shows the car harvesting power from the road wheels to recharge the battery.The hatchback starts at €27,000 and the saloon prices start around the €30,000 mark.At a launch of the New Corolla Hybrid, a guest who is already driving a Hybrid Yaris described to me over coffee and canapés what it was like to drive these new cars.“Once you sit behind the wheel of one of these hybrid yokes, that’s you f####d.”What I think they were trying to say was how easy to was to drive these new cars which all have automatic gearboxes and the fact that these would spoil you and would never settle for driving a car with a manual gearbox again.And for me, this is the benefit of driving these new hybrid automatic gearboxs, which are silky smooth0-100kms in 7.9 secondsGone are the days of hybrids and automatics only serving the needs of one driver type. Slow, Noisy and sore on fuel they are not.The new two-litre Corolla Hybrid which is on the way soon to Ireland will put many the hot hatches to shame with 0-100kms in 7.9 seconds. and yet will match any diesel on miles per gallon but most importantly it will do it quietly will satisfy the emissions requirements.The All New Corolla Hybrid Hatchback which we tested this week. Photo Brian McDaid.The All New Corolla Hybrid Hatchback which we tested this week. Photo Brian McDaid.A view of the boot on the All new Corolla Saloon Hybrid. Photo Brian McDaid.But only getting out and in behind the wheel of a hybrid will really give you the benefit of how good this new Corolla feels on the road. In the meantime, I want to end on a story from over 40 years ago which gave automatics the brand some still think they are.Automatic assumptionsMy earliest memories of automatic cars was of an Allegro Vanden Plas which belonged to a cook from India who came to Letterkenny to work in the old Centre Spot Cafe at the Market Square, Bal always wore his long white chef coat everywhere he went.He had an infectious personality and all of Letterkenny knew Bal.An Automatic Allegro Vanden Plas like Bal’s. A familiar sight and sound around Letterkenny many years ago.The mustard coloured Vanden Plas had a Rolls Royce Type grill, massive chrome hubcaps, leather seats and a walnut dash and of course its unique sounding three-speed automatic gearbox which meant you could head Bal’s car long before you could see it as he would head up the Church Lane and in the narrow gateway where I worked as a mechanic to Danny Caddye’s Garage.Hello, Mr. Danny was always the joyful greeting that Bal would give as he presented his rare looking family car for another bit of running repair.For you that are wondering what this car from nearly 40 years ago has to do with hybrid motoring of today the answer is absolutely nothing except for the fact it’s an automatic, which is nothing like the automatic gearboxes that come in any hybrid.But automatic cars from yesteryear like Bal’s Allegro stick in people’s mind and drivers of manual gearbox powered cars still think or believe that automatics have never changed but how wrong and out of touch they could be.Happy motoring FolksDD Motoring: Testing out the all-new Toyota Corolla Hybrid Saloon and Hatchback was last modified: March 8th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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:dd motoringToyota Corolla
Bridget Hilton-BarberI love those moments, even in the now not-so-new South Africa, when I picture the architect of apartheid, that evil old pig-dog Hendrik Verwoerd, turning in his grave. I had a particularly good one the other day. I was at the Mpumalanga provincial legislature canteen, having lunch with a colleague.Vusi gave himself an enthusiastic helping of mala mogodu (tripe). “I love that they serve traditional food here,” he said. “My wife is gonna be so jealous when she’s what I had for lunch!”The cow’s stomach lining proved too much for a semi-vegetarian mlungu like me, so I went for pap, morogo, mashed sweet pumpkin and a dollop of zingy Indo-African chilli sauce on the side. What a far cry from the days of metaphorical melktert at Tuynhuys, I thought to myself happily. Here in Mpumalanga, there’s not one whiff of nationalist or colonial heritage. Not in the canteen, not in the ethos and most certainly not in the architecture.The officially entitled Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature and Government Complex is one of the most beautiful and modern buildings I have seen. It’s a bold civic expression and a bold defiance of all things Edwardian, Victorian, Calvinist, Baroque or Tudor. There are no broekie-lace verandas, no ornate cornices, no frilly wrought-iron embellishments. There are no sloping Alpine roofs, no Greco-Roman columns or Spanish plaster.The legislature is a sexy, modern and climate-appropriate building. And thankfully, unlike much of Nelspruit and adjoining White River, there is absolutely no trace of Tuscany either. Best of all, it was designed by an Afrikaner-owned firm called Meyer Pienaar Architects. Turn, Verwoerd, turn!Coming in at an impressive 90 000 square metres, the legislature complex was the first major civic building to be commissioned in the new post-1994 democratic South Africa. It is set along the confluence of the Crocodile and Nels River, overlooking the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens. A series of office buildings hug the tree line along the river in a gentle curve, and the central feature of the complex is the giant parabolic dome, measuring 28 metres in diameter, that houses the provincial parliament.Visually it is an anchor for a place of gathering, says the architects’ website. It is a beehive, a basket, an African leitmotif. There are earth elements, reed elements and glass elements. It uses natural energy to represent not only the spirit of renewal but a culture that cares for the planet and its future.In the weeks leading up to South Africa’s fourth democratic elections that may be pushing it a bit, but for me the point is that the legislature is a wonderful functional and aesthetic space to inhabit. It’s got great décor, good karma, and the sound of water provides a soothing backdrop to the thrum of public servant chatter and the squeal of expensive car tyres. The spaces flow, people actually have to walk around, instead of taking lifts up and down high-rise hideousities.What few people know is that the legislature also houses one of the most comprehensive contemporary collections of South African art in the country, including works by William Kentridge, Esther Mahlangu, Noria Mabasa and Jackson Hlungwane. The nearby House of Traditional Leaders also has a fascinating permanent exhibition. I can just imagine Verwoerd being led humbly through the electronic security gates to view the brilliant art of the natives, gasp!From inside the premier’s office, there are pleasant views across a big granite koppie, so characteristic of the Nelspruit landscape, with the downtown urban skyline in the distance, dominated by the aggressive Absa Square. In front of the legislature complex are lawns studded with acacia trees, fever trees and the odd sprawled out worker in overalls.Sadly this is where it all ends. Next to the Mpumalanga legislature is what they call in urban planning terms, “a commercial satellite node”, which in this case is the Riverside Mall, the Emnotweni Sun and Casino and an American style value mart. It’s fabulously convenient of course for our conspicuously consumer-driven civil servants, but a horrible exercise in ersatz architecture.Bridget Hilton-Barber is a well-known travel writer based in Limpopo province. She has worked as editor of South African Airways’ inflight magazine Sawubona, debut editor of Lowveld Living, travel correspondent for Radio 702 and travel editor of FairLady magazine. She is the author of seven books.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On May 11, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has been notified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory that poultry from a backyard (hobby) flock in Whitley County tested positive for highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza.Avian influenza does not present a food safety risk; poultry and eggs are safe to eat. The Centers for Disease Control considers the risk of illness to humans to be very low.BOAH veterinarians collected samples from the flock, after the owner reported several chickens became ill and died. The hobby flock contained 77 birds of various species, including ducks, geese, chickens and turkeys. In a rapid response effort, all of the birds were removed from the site, to ensure no ongoing risk of disease spread. BOAH is reaching out to poultry owners in the Whitley County area to raise awareness and determine if the disease has spread.Initial response to this finding has been swift and focused, with coordination among BOAH, USDA, Indiana State Poultry Association and the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Governor Mike Pence has been fully informed and has directed all relevant agencies to provide a robust response in support of BOAH’s efforts. Indiana is a leading poultry-producing state, nationally ranked first in the production of ducks, second in egg-type hatch, third in egg layers and fourth in turkeys.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thanks for participating in the OCJ/OAN ticket giveaway for the Clinton County Spring Nationals on June 11.The winners are: Brian Cooley, Pickerington; Amy Schwanger, North Fairfield; Charley Williams, Alger; Greg Bailey, St. Marys; and Eric Baugher, Tiffin.Each of the five winners will receive a four-pack of tickets for the Clinton County Spring Nationals on June 11, 2016. For more information on the event, visit http://clintoncountyfair.org/pulls-derbies/spring-championship-pulling-event/.
India’s Sania Mirza and Russia’s Elena Vesnina advanced to the second round of women’s doubles while it was curtains for “Indo-Pak Express” Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, who made a shock first round exit in the men’s doubles.The fourth-seeded pair of Sania and Elena overcame second set resistance from unseeded Anna Chakvetadze of Russia and Melanie Oudin of the United States to win 6-0, 7-6( 4).Sania was doubtful for the doubles events owing to a left knee injury she aggravated during her first round singles loss on Tuesday.Meanwhile, 2010 US Open runners-up Bopanna and Qureshi went down to unseeded Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-2, 2-6, 19-21 in a marathon match.Somdev Devvarman, too, crashed out of the second round of men’s singles, losing 2-6, 4-6, 4-6 to 18th seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.- With inputs from agenciesFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.