Woods was 110 yards out and four shots back in the final round. He struck the ball cleanly, stared at intently and then watched it spin off the green .The 14-time major winner fell a few feet short of providing the first real drama Sunday on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe missed an 8-foot par putt that caused him to flip his club, ended up with a disappointing bogey and limped home with a double at the famed 17th . Woods, however, left the course feeling better than ever about his comeback.“This weekend was more like it,” Woods said. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Woods shot a 3-under 69 in the final round and tied for 11th at 11-under 277. His round could have been much closer to the 65 he shot Saturday.“If I would have got off to a better start this week, if I would have had the game I had this weekend the beginning of the week, I would have gave Webb a little bit of a run,” said Woods, who finished seven shots behind Simpson.Woods felt like he finally pulled together all aspects of his game : His driving was impeccable, his iron play was better than it’s been all week and his putting was as good as it’s been all season. He stirred packed galleries into a frenzy on Mother’s Day while wearing his traditional red shirt. Fans young and old stood dozens deep, scurrying from tee to fairway to green, just for a brief peek at Woods.“I hit it so good,” said Woods, glossing over a number of less-than-ideal wedge shots in the final round. “It was nice. I had control of it from tee to green. I made some putts. I felt good on basically every facet of the game. Not to really mishit a shot today and only shoot 3-under par is just weird, because I played much better than that.”The back nine was his biggest issue all week, though.ADVERTISEMENT Woods was 11 under on the front, including a scorching 10 under during the weekend after making the cut on the number.He was even on the back, which was slightly easier for everyone else.Still, the big-picture view is mostly positive for the world’s most popular player.“There’s no way I would have predicted I would be at this point the beginning of the year, the way I was just coming back and just trying to get a feel for it and then hopefully have a schedule,” he said. “Didn’t know. But now I feel like I’ve got my playing feels and I’m playing tournament golf and I’ve got it. I’m not that far off from winning golf tournaments.”Woods will take two weeks off before playing the Memorial Tournament, which potentially could be his final tuneup before the U.S. Open in June.He moved up 12 spots in the world ranking, rising to No. 80 after the Players.“He’s clearly playing some really good golf,” fellow golfer Jason Day said. “If he got off to a half-decent start, I mean who knows what would have happened on the weekend. And he may be walking off with a third Players Championship.”Simpson ended up with the trophy, which was about as surprising as someone hitting into the murky lagoon at the island green.Woods could have made it much more suspenseful by making birdie at the difficult 14th, a hole that has given him trouble in recent years. He blistered his drive 354 yards to leave himself in prime position for another birdie.He came up just short of being really good and making the final round really interesting. Simpson completes a big win at Players Championship Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Tiger Woods throws his club in frustration on the 14 fairway, during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Standing in the middle of the 14th fairway with a sand wedge in his hands, Tiger Woods had a chance.At making a birdie. At cutting into Webb Simpson’s lead. Maybe even at winning for the first time since returning from a fourth back surgery.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I didn’t really miss a shot today, so I’m not that disappointed with it,” he said. “I hit it good all day long, and it’s just the way it goes.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding
Dear Editor,Thursday, September 19, 2019, was indeed an eventful day of progress and setbacks. We of the PPP and PPP/C are keeping the faith in our Guyanese people and in Guyana; keeping our eyes on creating an ever more prosperous, ever brighter future; overcoming and putting our hurt feelings aside, seeking and focusing on paths to keep Guyanese and Guyana whole through the twists and turns of life.I will not pretend: unhappy, disappointed and angry we have often been in the way our non-conforming President and non-resigning Cabinet have played things out since December 21, 2018, trying and testing our faith, implicitly daring us on a number of occasions to take it or leave it.But we will persevere in that good fight, carrying on the fight of Cheddi Jagan, Founder of the PAC, the PPP and the PPP/C: Cheddi Jagan, that first-generation Guyanese who must have had a large portion of rebellious, revolutionary yet responsible, compromising and constructive nature in his genes; and who has been second to none in sacrificing and paying his dues for his commitment to the people and land to whom he was born.History records the efforts and sacrifices of Cheddi, and his colleagues in the leadership and membership as a whole, and the lengths to which they went to make the leadership of the PAC and the PPP from their founding in 1946 and 1950 respectively, representative of all of the people of our country.Clearly, Cheddi would have known of the arguments, that in an essentially bi-racial society such as ours, with our history, stage of development, and overlapping of significant differences amongst our peoples, it would have been a huge challenge if at all possible, to attract a membership and generate a leadership representative of all of the people of our country. Cheddi accepted that challenge and could never accept that his party, the PPP, could ever be looking to win membership from only one race, speak for only one race, advocate for only one race or be concerned about the well-being of only one race, and not for all Guyanese and all Guyana.Cheddi and the PPP have been paying the price for swimming against the tide, without rancour and bitterness: from the split of 1955, the anti- PP propaganda from the run-up to the 1957 and 1961 elections through our troubled times of 1962, 1963, 1964 and that long period of openly unfair and rigged elections from 1964-1992.Thus it was that Cheddi and the PPP, when free and fair elections once again appeared to be likely, who reached out to embrace all Guyanese whatever their history as long as they were not then hostile to the PPP and were willing to work with the PPP, to form the PPP/C. That call has been maintained and is emphasised again and many Guyanese, recognising their past distorted views of the PPP, have been finding welcome.Editor, the leadership of the PNC, PNCR, APNU and the coalition is aware of and has been exploiting the paradox, that it is he/she/they who have already given more to something, having more invested in it, who have more to lose are the ones who continue contributing more. We see good returns of the dues that we have been paying. We of the PPP and PPP/C see good reason to be optimistic that the walls of ethnic insecurity are crumbling however slowly, and that more and more, our deeds and realistic programmes bringing benefits to all will be rewarded with our peoples’ votes.To be frank, many of us not getting what we expected might be questioning the choice of Chairman of GECOM, but just think that we might have been, still, today, without a Chairman of GECOM; and yes we would have wanted a Chairman who might have more deliberately and precipitously reversed the imposition of that suspicious H2H new registration and thrown it all out. As pointed out by GECOM’s legal adviser, Excellence Dazzell and later acknowledged by the CEO, Mr Keith Lowenfield, the list of the last LGE in 2018 could have been refreshed and we could have had elections this October/November. Would that have been the occasion for the disturbances of which our former AG, Basil Williams has been hinting? (Something that should be a matter of regret and not a threat).Therefore, should it not now be seen that the Leader of the Opposition and General Secretary of the PPP, walking in the footsteps of previous PPP leaders, has been providing Guyana with the leadership of growing maturity, responsibility and wisdom?Mr President, name the date for elections and let’s get on with it!Yours sincerely,Samuel A A HindsFormer President and former Prime Minister
The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) will take at least one month to complete their investigations into the fire that has gutted ‘G’ Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) Commander, Crystal Robinson’s home.The GPF continues to support the Commander as action Police Commissioner hands over a cheque to RobinsonThe remains of the house owned by G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) Commander, Crystal RobinsonIn an interview with the Guyana Times on Saturday, Robinson said that this was related to her recently by investigators attached to the Guyana Fire Service. She is quite curious as to what might have stated the fire.She nevertheless, was appalled as to the lengthy period the investigation will take to complete.“I can’t really say if I am satisfied with the investigations, because I don’t know what their investigation entails because they had to get people from the Ministry of Works and different places to do their investigations so it takes time. I am still waiting on them”.On August 10, a fire of unknown origin completely gutted the newly appointed Commander’s West Coast Demerara home.Robinson in a previous interview had stated that she was at the Police Pageant at the National Cultural Centre when she received a call at about 00:30h that her house was on fire.She explained that by the time she reached her Lot 154 Back Street, Stewartville, WCD, home, the house was completely engulfed in flames and as such, she could not save any household items.Firefighters, who arrived at the scene late, were also unable to save anything from the blaze.It was reported that the first fire tender to respond to the fire got stuck in mud while the second arrived without water.By the time the third fire tender reached the scene, the house was already destroyed. Robinson said that she lived in that home for 51 years with her parents and other relatives. Luckily, none of the five occupants were at home at the time of the fire.According to her, a neighbour observed flames in the garage and contacted the Guyana Fire Service (GFS).Robinson said that three vehicles were destroyed by the fire. Ever since the fire, Robinson has been staying with a relative. She is eagerly awaiting the completion of the investigation in order to start reconstruction.So far, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has pledged its “full support” to bring relief to Robinson and her family.
– orders consultations with workers’, unions firstBY EDWARD LAYNEThe High Court on Friday issued an interim injunction, barring the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) from dismissing or redeploying hundreds of sugar workers attached to the Wales Sugar Estate, without first consulting with their unions, Guyana Agriculture and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE).The court action, brought by GAWU and NAACIE was heard by Justice William Ramlall and Madam Justice Diana Insanally was seen by this publication.The judges granted an interim injunction, restraining GuySuCo from proceeding to implement their decision “to sever the employment of workers of the Wales Estate, Wales, West Bank Demerara, and rendering them redundant unless and until they hold consultation with the Applicants/Plaintiffs (unions and GuySuCo) in accordance with the letter and spirit of section 12 of the Termination of the Employment and Severance Pay Act Cap. 99:08, until the hearing and determination of a Summons returnable in Chambers”The action was brought after GuySuCo began discussions with individual employees of the Wales Estate to negotiate severance packages, without informing or involving the unions.The date was January 20, 2016, at a meeting between GuySuCo and the unions, where the corporation revealed its intentions to close the operations at Wales Estate.The unions, in the court documents seen by this publication, accused GuySuCo of not keeping its promises regarding the future of workers of Wales Estate.It was stated that the unions were promised that in due course, they will be inform of the new venture that will be established at the Wales Estate, Wales, and the names of the workers who will be re-deployed to Uitvlugt Estate, West Coast Demerara; and those who will be rendered redundant.It stated that while GAWU was informed on March, 22, 2016, of the employees who have opted for redundancy, and NAACIE is still to be so advised.“The course of conduct embarked upon by the Respondent as expressed in the letter referred to in paragraph six above is in flagrant violation and contravention of section 12 (3) (b) of the Termination of the Employment and Severance Pay Act Cap. 99:08 which mandates the Respondent to consult with the Applicants before any such or similar decision can be lawfully made,” the unions stated.They noted that unless restrained by the Court, the corporation will continue to treat with the workers without any consultation whatsoever with their trade unions.“…when the trade unions are excluded from this process, the workers are not receiving the best available option, terms and conditions,” the unions argued.They reminded that the right of trade unions to participate in and be part of negotiations involving employee and employer is “a sacred and sacrosanct right” fought for and won by workers after centuries of struggle.“We verily believe that the Respondent is deliberately excluding us from negotiations so that they can exploit and manipulate the workers,” the unions pointed out.GAWU and NAACIE are also seeking damages in excess of $1 million for breach of statutory duty owing under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act, Cap. 99:08, Laws of Guyana.The unions are represented by Attorneys Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Euclin Gomes, Sase Gunraj, Manoj Narayan and Sasha Mahadeo.One legal luminary explained that the corporation is legally bound to hold all negotiations relating to workers and their welfare, with their recognised unions, in this case GAWU and NAACIE.It was explained that negotiations should not start with severance pay, but rather, examine all the possible options in the best interest of workers and to agree on which option best suits the interest of the affected workers.If it is agreed that severance is the best option then negotiations on the severance package, inclusive of its calculations will commence and must be done between GuySuCo and the two unions, the legal expert explained.The closure of the estate by yearend will affect some 1700 workers directly and thousands of persons in the Wales and surrounding communities indirectly.
… 3 murders recorded in 3 daysA father and his son, known “trouble makers”, are now in Police custody after they reportedly stabbed to death 23-year-old labourer Brayon Dewakar, called “black boy,” of Lot 128 Mon Repos South, ECD in the wee hours of Sunday morning.Dewakar was reportedly with his friends at a Bar-B-Que and lime activity a short distance from his home when the businessman and his son, who was armed with a knife, approached them. It is unclear what transpired, but according to his cousin, Dewakar began to run away when he was ambushed by the due, who dealt him one stab to his right side chest.Guyana Times was told that, bleeding from the wound, Dewakar jumped a fenceBrayon Dewakarand fell into a yard as the two suspects escaped from the scene. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The senior suspect, known as “Turkey,” reportedly went to the Beterverwagting Police Station on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) and filed a report claiming that he was robbed and beaten by the now dead man. He received a medical form and was sent to the GPHC to await treatment for “no visible injuries” when he was arrested. And acting on information received, his son was nabbed by Police ranks in a toilet at his house.A cousin of the deceased who was at the scene of the altercation told Guyana Times that one of the suspects was heard earlier in the night saying, “I gotta kill somebody at this BBQ here tonight”.This cousin further informed that the duo are regularly in trouble, and had only last week attacked another man, part of whose face they injured.Recounting what he knew of the fatal stabbing of his cousin, he said, “I saw my cousin running to the back of these people that had the BBQ yard, then I saw them man this running behind he. By time that I see ‘black boy’ trying to jump the fence to come over in them people this yard, but then catch he before he could jump, and (they) stab he. So by time he reach over the fence, he was already bleeding bad; and he drop down in the mud here”.Sharu Dewakar, the mother of the dead man, rushed to the scene, only to find herDeorani Dyalson panting for breath on the ground.The distraught woman relayed to this newspaper that she began screaming when she saw the condition that her son was in, and she begged him to talk to her. She said her son attempted to speak, but she couldn’t understand what he was saying, since was already dying.“I was sleeping when my sister call for me and tell me to get up and go see what happened to my son. When I go there, I see he lay down in a yard; so I lift him and me she, ‘Blacky, talk to mommy nah! Talk to mommy nah!’ but he go, ‘Uuhh uhhh,’ that was all,” the woman cried.She revealed that, with assistance, she and another took Dewakar out of the yard and rushed him to the hospital, where she later found out that he had succumbed.“At the hospital, them nah tell me that my son died; they said that he okay, but I found out and I start to holler,” the grief stricken mother stated.Dewaker leaves to mourn his parents, two young sisters, and other relatives and friends.The knife used in the crime is said to have been recovered by Police in a nearby trench close to the scene. The two men remain in custody as investigations continue.Dewaker’s murder is the third to have been committed in the past three days. On Saturday, 24-year old Edward Bevaney of Lot 115 Ogle Street, Triumph, ECD was stabbed to death by an acquaintance during an altercation at Republic Drive, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The suspect reportedly stabbed him once to his left eye and twice to his chest with an ice-pick. During the altercation, the suspect was also chopped to his left arm and stabbed one to the left side of his chest.On Friday last, 20-year-old Deorani Dyal was stabbed to death by her reputed husband in her Lot 123 Hope Low Land, ECD home reportedly in front of her minorEdward Bevaneyson. The suspect, Doonauth Ramlall, later consumed poison and died while receiving treatment at the GPHC.The young woman was found slumped with several stab wounds to her face and chest. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. (Kizzy Coleman)
In particualar, in Fort St. John, participants praised the positive ticketing program put on by the community’s bicycle police. The program works with local businesses to reward children with coupons if they practice proper bicycle safety.Participants also said the officers on bicycles were much easier to access then those in cars and they were more inclined to stop and talk to the public.The workshop determined that officers on bicycles are more “user friendly” for the public. The report also mentioned that most of the officers on duty were kind and friendly, making them easier to interact with.However, the workshop also pointed out some areas of concern regarding the local RCMP detachment. One such criticism involved a lack of services in the community to deal with drug and alcohol problems. Participants also said that it was the more experienced officers that showed more compassion and care towards individuals who were under the influence.Advertisement The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has released its findings from a workshop about public opinions on various RCMP detachments across the province. Three hundred British Columbians participated in the first-ever workshop, sharing their likes and dislikes regarding their local RCMP detachment.- Advertisement -David Eby, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association says this type of workshop can be beneficial for both the public and the police .[asset|aid=3435|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3f72d4d5a6903c40ada3ab2a7b386210-D. Eby 1_1_Pub.mp3] Some of the key findings that came out of the workshops were that both beat and bicycle police were praised, whereas officers, in general, need to improve their de-escalation skills during an incident.Participants also stressed a general failure to protect the safety and rights of intoxicated people and people who suffer from mental health issues.Advertisement Similarly, the report outlined insufficient resources at the detachment to deal with individuals who are intoxicated or suffer from mental health issues. It states that jails cells have been used to detain these people and, in some cases, has led to them being injured.Finally, one more issue expressed concern over a lack of female prison guards in Fort St. John. As a result, the report states that female prisoners are neglected basic rights, such as showers. Legally, only female guards can accompany female prisoners to these types of activities, thus, a lack of female staff prevents female prisoners from receiving those rights.Eby says the B.C. RCMP have been praising the positive aspects of the report, but have been ignoring the negative. [asset|aid=3436|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3f72d4d5a6903c40ada3ab2a7b386210-D. Eby 2_1_Pub.mp3]
As the Titans’ defense collapsed around him, the sweeper calmly flicked the ball to teammate Salvador Roman, who was about three feet away from goal. While San Marino goalie Royce Stuteville originally pinned Roman’s first shot attempt against the goal post on a diving attempt, the senior couldn’t recover and left the net open for Roman. The Cardinals’ midfielder then tapped in the game-winning goal in the 79th minute. “I wasn’t expecting to lose today,” Monroy said. “I was surprised when they scored that goal.” Perhaps more surprising was the play of Cardinals goalie John Nava. He gave up a penalty kick to Patrick McGowan and a Coco Raether goal off an assist from John Trawick in the first half, but the senior goalkeeper played well in the second half and finished with nine saves. He stopped two point-blank attempts in the 55th minute by San Marino’s Cristian Raether. He stopped the Titans’ top striker again in the 63rd minute on a five-footer. Nava’s top save may have come in the third minute, when he blocked Bryan King’s penalty shot. “We couldn’t panic,” Nava said. “I have to give a lot of credit to our defense because (San Marino) had a lot of chances and just couldn’t make any. That gave us the confidence to make a comeback.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That’s when the opportunistic Cardinals (11-6-4) went to work. Santa Paula caught a momentum-shifting break in the 69th minute when the Titans’ Stevie Yortsos pulled down Santa Paula’s Sergio Alamillo in the penalty area. Santa Paula, which had only one shot on goal over the previous 25 minutes, capitalized on San Marino’s mistake when senior Luis Vaca connected on his second penalty kick goal of the game to tie the score 2-2. The rejuvenated Cardinals then pulled off the stunner. A simple throw-in from about 20 yards from goal by Cardinals midfielder Jose Mejia bounced away from two Titans in the penalty area and right to Vaca. SAN MARINO – It was one of the older sports clich s being played out Wednesday at San Marino High School. The Santa Paula boys soccer team, despite being dominated in shots on goal, hung around with San Marino before scoring two goals in the game’s final 15 minutes to shock the Titans 3-2 in a CIF-Southern Section Division V wild-card playoff game. “We weren’t supposed to show any mercy,” San Marino coach Oswaldo Monroy said. “We wasted a lot of shots. We needed to go up 3-1 or 4-1 in the game and put them away and we didn’t.” San Marino (8-11-4) was leading 2-1 in the 65th minute after out-shooting its opponent 14-5 and was 15 minutes away from advancing to the first round.
BY EMMET RUSHE: This article might not go down well with some. It might touch on a nerve or two.But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice. Whether you realise it or not, where you are now regarding your weight and your current nutritional habits, is completely your own choice.(This statement does not apply to anyone with a genuine medical condition that prevents them from losing weight.) Type ‘Diet’, ‘Nutrition’, ‘Low carb’, ’Paleo’, ‘Weight Loss’ or any other related term into a Google or Yahoo search engine and you will get millions of options for free.Look up Amazon online and you can get full systems that will help you to lose weight. Look at sites like Precision Nutrition, Body Type nutrition, Shredded By Science, Go Kaleo, Authority Nutrition and they are giving endless amounts of information, again for free, that WILL help you to lose weight and keep it off.Each week in my articles, I give tips and hints on how to get healthier and lose weight. How many of you actually put these into practice?The one thing that most of you have to realise is that the only reason that you cannot lose weight is because you simply don’t really want to lose weight.You might think you want to lose weight, but for most of you, the pain of giving up the foods that are causing your weight problems outweighs the pain you feel every time you look in the mirror.Daniel Meek of Body Type Nutrition wrote an excellent article on this very subject. In it he wrote;“Nothing about losing weight or changing dietary habits is easy. If you think it is, stop reading now because this might get painful for you”.“I’m sick to death of hearing people say that they want to lose weight and that they’ve tried everything”.“Because they usually have tried everything.Except the most simple, basic thing!Every powder, every pill and every single shortcut because they want an easy way out”. Does this sound familiar?Have you tried every fad diet to death only to turn to another one when the first has run its course?You see, it isn’t the type of diet, or the food that you eat that is the problem.The problem is your relationship with the food. It’s the poor habits that you have built up that you ignore and don’t try to change.Drinking every weekend, eating highly processed foods, having chips with every meal each time you are out, eating nothing but sandwiches as your lunch, refusing to eat vegetables, refusing to drink water; the list goes on and on.There is an easier way to do it, only for most of us it isn’t easy.It involves eating food.Non-processed, whole foods.But that is no fun, because you tried that once and when it got hard or the weight stalled for more than a week, it was an easier choice to give up.The problem is that whenever people attempt to try and lose weight this way, they always go for 100%, and they don’t have to.If you aim for 90%, this allows you some leeway throughout the week.The leeway isn’t a 3 course meal that has 2000 cals in it, and then a few drinks before you go home.We have to be realistic here.Weight loss is simple, it’s not easy.If you truly want to lose weight, you have to accept that you will find it difficult at times. It will be require change and effort and some people won’t be ready for it at the beginning.Here’s what you can do.Write down your food intake for an entire week.Look at it with an open mind.Pick out what you think is the one thing that is worse than all the rest.Try and remove that for 2 weeks.If you can successfully do that for 2 weeks, review your diet and repeat the process with something else.Keep doing this until you have switched your diet from highly processed calorie dense foods, to lower calorie nutrient dense whole foods.Start with this and you will lose weight and change your relationship with food.It’s your choice.#TrainSmartTo keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: LOSING WEIGHT – IT’S YOUR CHOICE was last modified: June 7th, 2015 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:emmet rushefitness columnyour choice
OK, so these “cheeseheads” aren’t triangular wedges. They’re round.And you don’t wear them on your head.The folks at Levi’s Stadium decided to have a little fun with the Green Bay Packers fans and Wisconsin traditions as the team heads to Santa Clara on Sunday to take on the San Francisco 49ers.They’ve teamed up with Tostitos to offer a cheesy menu item with bratwurst, one of the other food groups in Wisconsin. Called Cheesy Beer Brat Nachos, the dish dreamed up by executive chef Jon …
6 May 2009 It was a first on many counts for South Africa’s Parliament on Wednesday, particularly when it came to the appointment of the new Speaker of the House, African National Congress (ANC) stalwart Max Sisulu. The House broke into ululations when Chief Justice Pius Langa made the announcement in the National Assembly in Cape Town. Sisulu was the only candidate nominated for the position, and Judge Langa had to call MPs to order twice as applause echoed around the National Assembly Chamber. Sisulu’s father, liberation struggle legend Walter Sisulu, never made it to the corridors of Parliament. He spent a third of his life in prison because of his fight for democracy in South Africa. Now, Walter and Albertina Sisulu’s eldest son holds one of the most important positions in the House. Sisulu was the ANC’s chief whip in South Africa’s first democratic Parliament. He left that position to join the private sector with state arms company Denel. Sisulu becomes the first man to hold the position of Speaker of Parliament since South Africa became a democracy in 1994. The first Speaker was Frene Ginwala, who was succeeded by Baleka Mbete, followed by Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde. In his first address as Speaker, Sisulu paid tribute Ginwala, saying she had “worked tirelessly to lay the foundations for our new democracy”. He also paid tribute to Mbete and Mahlangu-Nkabinde, who both returned as ordinary Members of Parliament on Wednesday. Sisulu joked that as the National Assembly had probably got used to having a woman in charge of proceedings, he would expect to be called “Madame Speaker” a few times. “I will forgive you at least once if you call me ‘Madame Speaker’”, he said. Sisulu promised South Africa that their elected representatives in Parliament would “put our shoulders to the wheel and work on the trust placed in us by the electorate.” Former Cape Town mayor Nomaindia Mfeketo was elected as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament. South Africa’s Parliament is made up of two houses – the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, which represents the country’s nine provinces to ensure that their interests are taken into account in the national sphere of government. There are 400 Members of Parliament in the National Assembly and 90 members in the National Council of Provinces. Source: BuaNews