Lowenfield is in contempt of court and must be removed

first_imgDear Editor,The commencement of a House-to-House Registration exercise by GECOM is a contemptuous matter. It was clearly done on the political directives and based on the advice of an illegally appointed Chairman of the Elections Commission. In that regard, this latest action is null and void and is of no effect. It must be stopped now.It further notes that this is a blatant violation of the laws of the State called Guyana and a total disregard for the CCJ’s ruling on the matter. The Opposition Leader is now duty-bound to file contempt of court proceedings against the Chief Elections Officer, Lowenfield, effected by his instant incarceration and removal. This is the way forward.We cannot continue on a path of top officials paying scant regard for law and order in this country. Persons in high office must respect the Constitution. The Elections Commission rightly stands as the custodian of the democratic process in Guyana, so positioned to hold and conduct elections in a free and fair manner, therefore, for an official, especially in the position of the Chief Elections Officer to act in such a bias and partisan manner, it means that our democracy is under siege. It goes even further that the rigging of elections, which is such a curse brought on this nation by the PNC, is real and ever before us.Guyana has to return to the fold of democratic nations and the time is now.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Moruca man charged for killing sister

first_imgRandy CozierA Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) man, who launched a cutlass attack on his sisters and a baby during an argument, leaving one dead, was on Wednesday charged for murder and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Twenty-four-year-old Randy Cozier of Moruca, North West District, Region One, appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plea to the indictable charge.The charge stated that on July 4, 2019, at Moruca, North West District, he murdered Cynthia Cozier, his sister.Cozier, who was a weeder, was smiling as the charge was being read to him.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, in his submissions to the Court, stated that on the day in question, Randy Cozier and the now deceased had an argument after the woman asked him to desist from threatening his other siblings.It was reported that during that argument, the accused became annoyed and armed himself with two cutlasses and dealt his sister several chops to her neck and other parts of her body. Another sister, Beverly Cozier, who saw what was transpiring, ran to push the suspect away from his sister but he turned the weapon on her, chopping her several times about the body. During the altercation, the baby was also wounded. After committing the act, he made his good escape.The victims were rushed to Kumaka District Hospital and then to the Suddie Hospital, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), where they were all admitted. However, Cynthia Cozier succumbed while receiving treatment.The man was remanded to prison and the case will continue on August 5. The Chief Magistrate also ordered that Cozier be placed under the supervision of a probation officer for counselling while on remand.last_img read more

Video: Alli faces no action for this kick despite having ‘a lot to learn’

first_imgDele Alli escaped with a booking for kicking Nenad Tomovic in Spurs’ Europa League draw with Fiorentina.Barely 30 minutes of the first half had passed when Tottenham’s 19-year-old midfielder riled his opponent in Florence, but he will face no further action because he was shown a yellow card for the challenge.“He is a young player and he has a lot to learn about elite football,” his manager Mauricio Pochettino said afterwards.ALLI IS ‘THE ENGLISH FELLAINI’ – ARSENAL FANS Dele Alli was booked for this incident with Nenad Tomovic 1last_img read more

Portugal v Wales: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_img1 Every Goal, Every Game, Every DayReal Madrid team-mates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo top the billing as Wales and Portugal collide in the Euro 2016 semi-finals.Wales’ semi-final appearance is the first time a nation has reached this stage on its European Championship since Sweden in 1992 and it is by far their biggest game in their history.The Principality Stadium (formerly the Millennium Stadium) is playing host to 27,500 Welshmen and women watching on a 100-foot screen, while thousands of others will be crossing the channel to watch the game in Lyon.Meanwhile, Portugal are on comfortable ground having made three of the last four European Championships semi-finals.LIVE on talkSPORT: Portugal v Wales at – click here for live commentary from the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon at 8pm (BST) on July 6, 2016.Wales have two big names missing with Aaron Ramsey, who is a contender for Player of the Tournament, and Ben Davies both missing through suspension.Portugal have worries of their own, with Real Madrid centre back Pepe facing a late fitness test.Confirmed team news:Portugal XI: Rui Patricio, Cedric, Bruno Alves, Fonte, Guerreiro, Danilo Pereira, Joao Mario, Renato Sanches, Adrien Silva, Nani, RonaldoSubstitutes: Lopes, Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Eder, Vieirinha, Andre Gomes, Rafa, Eliseu, Quaresma, EduardoWales XI: Hennessey, Gunter, Chester, Collins, Ashley Williams, Taylor, Allen, Ledley, King, Robson-Kanu, BaleSubstitutes: Fon Williams, George Williams, Edwards, Richards, Cotterill, Vokes, Jonathan Williams, Vaughan, Church, Wardlast_img read more

RELAY FOR LIFE DONEGAL GETS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS TONIGHT

first_imgWould you like to help celebrate those who have battled and overcome cancer in Donegal?Or would you like to remember those who lost their battle with cancer and raise money for the fight against cancer in Ireland? Well now you can! Donegal will host its first ever Relay For Life on the 26th & 27th May, 2012 and organisers need your help!The group is looking for people who would like to participate as part of a relay team, as a volunteer or carer at the event, and survivors of cancer to walk the survivors’ lap that opens every Relay For Life event throughout the country.Relay For Life is a 24-hour walking relay that takes place throughout Ireland to raise vital funds in support the fantastic work of the Irish Cancer Society. At the heart of each event, teams of families, friends, neighbours and colleagues come together in groups and commit to keeping participants walking around a track or path for 24 hours. A host of other activities will take place throughout the 24 hours to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere.Anne Condon, PRO of the Donegal Committee speaking this week states: “We are delighted to bring Relay For Life to Donegal this year. It is a wonderful and life-changing event carried out not only in Ireland but across the globe, bringing communities worldwide together to fight back against cancer, to support those who face cancer and to remember loved ones lost” “I feel this event will be warmly welcomed in Donegal, a very close knit and supportive community. We would like to invite all those interested in participating in the Relay For Life in any way to come along to our public meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel, January 23rd at 8pm”Cancer can leave a lot of pain and heartache in its wake. But it can also inspire people to come together and do some wonderful things. Relay For Life events are organised entirely by communities so that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and in the hope that one day cancer will be eliminated.With your help, we hope to bring Relay For Life to Donegal this year and help raise funds to fight against cancer. Please circulate this information to your friends, work colleagues, and family, to encourage all to attend the Public Meeting tonight (MON) in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 8pm.For more information follow Relay For Life Donegal on Facebook RELAY FOR LIFE DONEGAL GETS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS TONIGHT was last modified: January 22nd, 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:cancerRelay For Life Donegallast_img read more

THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS – PART II

first_imgLast week’s debut column by mountaineer and all-round great outdoors guy Bren Whelan proved hugely popular. With Donegal’s rugged and wild landscape on our doorstep, Brendan will continue to bring all the great things which our amazing county has to offer if we simply step outside. This week he explores the terrain around Urris.By Bren WhelanThere’s something about Urris! Steeped in history and tragedy, the Urris Hills are not the highest mountain range in Donegal, but they are a contender for one of the most scenic. This week we are going to look at this beautiful and undulating ridge line, which rises from the beautiful beaches at Dunree Head to the South West and onwards to the highest point of Raghtin More (502m) to the North East.Tragedy on Good Friday It’s Good Friday, but the year is not 2012, it is 1941 and a Vickers Wellington bomber (W5653) takes off from an airstrip near Limavady, County Derry. It is working as part of a squadron that is providing top cover for British Merchant navy ships which have been falling foul of German enemy submarines. The German’s have been hitting the supply lines hard and their effectiveness is starting have a serious negative effect on the British. After a number of hours on duty, W5653 starts to head home to base, but the plane’s crew become disorientated in dense low level cloud whilst on route to their airbase at Limavady. In the early afternoon, during an attempt to relocate them-selves along the Donegal coastline, they sadly crash near the summit of Cnoc Iorras (417m) and as is the case with many aircraft crashes in the Irish mountains, they were only around 30meters from safely clearing the mountain’s ridge line. On that date (April 11th 1941) six crew members lost their lives as the plane crashed at 160mph into the hillside. The crash site is located West of the well-known land mark the ‘Gap of Mamore’. Today the site is marked by a cross which sits on the hillside above Lough Fad, which is one of Inishowen’s highest lakes, but the remains of Vickers Wellington bomber W5653 have long gone.Big Hill FeelingFor anyone planning to journey into the Urris Hills, be it for the full ridgeline traverse or a walk from the Gap to the crash site, you won’t be disappointed, these small hills, have a real ‘big hill’ feeling to them. From the narrow ridgeline, the views stretch to the four corners of Donegal and on towards Scotland. But a word of warning to the less experienced, yet adventurous mountain traveller, please be careful not to fall foul to the beauty and seductive coastal charms of these special hills, because their rugged, craggy, scree covered slopes can be unforgiving and inhospitable on bad weather days, you have been warned!Map:Sheet 3, OSI 1:50,000 scaleDetailed route info:http://www.ufrc-online.co.uk/urris_hills.htm Highest Peaks:Cnoc Iorras 417mMamore Hill 423mCrockmain 460m Raghtin More 502mPlace Names:Urris / Iorras = PeninsulaUrris Hills = The Hills of the PeninsulaWeather Forecast:www.met.ieFamily friendly points of interest nearby:Guns of Dunreewww. Dunree.pro.ieMamore Cottages – www.mamorecottages.comLeenan Bay & HeadlandGap of MamoreGlenevin WaterfallInishowen Tourism – www.visitinishowen.comNext time: We will take a step into the vertical world of golden granite and soaring sea stacks, when we will look at the vast and seemingly never ending amount of rock climbing that’s available in Donegal!THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS – PART II was last modified: April 6th, 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:bren whelanThe Great Donegal Outdoorslast_img read more

Library slates event

first_imgYORBA LINDA – Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert, the newly appointed commander of all Marine military, aviation and training bases on the West Coast, will be the keynote speaker today at Veterans Day observances at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace. In addition, Col. Gene Boyer, retired presidential flight commander, will update plans to retire the president’s helicopter, which will be put on permanent display at the Nixon Library. The presidential helicopter will make its final flight on Jan. 9, 2006. Other activities planned for today include remarks by Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, and leaders of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A flag ceremony by the 4th Marine Division Honor Guard and a performance by the Placentia Symphonic Band will round out the events. Lehnert served in various command positions in the U.S., Japan, the Philippines, Panama and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He holds a degree in history from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in international and strategic studies from the Naval War College. He also served as commander of the Marine Logistics Command for the war in Iraq before being named Commander of Camp Pendleton. From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GOVERNMENT WON’T ANNOUNCE WATER CHARGES UNTIL AFTER ELECTIONS – TD

first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of putting politics before people by refusing to disclose the extent of water charges facing Donegal households. The Fianna Fáil TD claims the Government is delaying the announcement on water charge amounts in order to salvage votes in the upcoming local and European elections.“It is disgraceful that Donegal households, who are trying to manage their budgets, are still being left in the dark about the water charges that will kick in from October. This secrecy is completely unnecessary. The only logic for refusing to be upfront with households is that Fine Gael and Labour are afraid it will lose them more votes in May,” said Deputy McConalogue. “This has become about the Government parties trying to save their own skin and avoid having to answer more questions ahead of polling day on May 23rd. Meanwhile, families across Co Donegal are left unable to work out their household budgets.“It’s an added insult to Donegal households who will soon be clocking up charges for a completely inadequate water service. Many communities across this county have been plagued by poor water quality and are regularly subjected to boil water notices. How are they expected to pay hefty charges for this poor service?“Approximately €800 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent on setting up the Government’s new Super Quango Irish Water, paying for exorbitant consultancy fees, staff bonuses and perks, and on installing water meters. Not one cent has been spent on the water system. It’s proof that the Government’s claim about this being all about an improved service is completely bogus.“Far from upgrading our water supply, the entire focus of the Government and Irish Water has been on setting up a corporate entity to charge people. The only thing that Donegal households are getting in return is charges – not any improvement in service. “I am calling on Fine Gael and Labour representatives across Co Donegal to start being upfront with people about the charges that are coming down the line. I am also calling on them to ensure that any significant problems with the local water supply are fixed before people are expected to pay for their water,” said Deputy McConalogue. GOVERNMENT WON’T ANNOUNCE WATER CHARGES UNTIL AFTER ELECTIONS – TD was last modified: April 11th, 2014 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalTDwater chargeslast_img read more

Monday’s QPR quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five QPR-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-102] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

H-DNL football: Ferndale thumps Arcata 27-6, secures share of Little 4 title

first_imgLandon Gomes delivered touchdown returns on special teams and defense and Colson Renner and Dominic Regli led a defensive line which spent most of the afternoon camped out in the Tigers’ backfield backfield as Ferndale High clinched its first share of a Little 4 championship since 2013 with a 27-6 win over last year’s conference champs, Arcata High, Saturday afternoon at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field.Ferndale (6-2, 4-0) can lock up its first outright conference title since 2012 with a win in …last_img read more