#JaVotes2016: Roberts complains of malfunctioning electoral machines

first_imgPatrick Roberts, the man who has been chosen by the People’s National Party (PNP) to unseat leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness in St Andrew West Central is very displeased. Both Holness and Roberts crossed path at the Dupont Primary School, located on Olympic Way in the constituency. As Holness did earlier, Roberts expressed concern about the slow pace of the electoral machines being used in seven of the 63 constituencies, complaining that they are frustrating the electoral process. But unlike Holness, Roberts was fuming. He charged that some of the machines are malfunctioning. This, he said, has slowed up the process considerably. As such, Roberts charged that persons administering the electoral process in the constituency are taking as much as half hour per voter.last_img read more

La Salle Lady Spikers stay true to form

first_imgView comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ For the better part of the season, defending champion De La Salle has been utterly unstoppable.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle not only secured its position atop the table, it also knocked out the Lady Falcons off the Final Four race and allowed National University to take the last Final Four berth.And with one game left on their schedule, Dy said they won’t take things lightly against Ateneo on Sunday as they plan to enter the Final Four on their best possible form.“Every game we have to work on the areas we still need to improve upon and we have to treat every game equally,” said Dy who finished with 17 points against the Lady Falcons. “We don’t think that our next match won’t have any implications, we will still play our game.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Ceres nears AFC Cup KO stage; Global falls short P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC But despite racking up seven straight wins with one more game left in their schedule, the Lady Spikers believe they haven’t reached their peak form in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Kianna Dy said their strong performance late into the season is just about staying true to their real form.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 crown“I don’t think we’re peaking, or we’ve reached our peak, it’s just that every game we just have to play our game,” said Dy in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Spikers reached seventh heaven when they dished out a four-set beating against Adamson University, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, that bumped their record to 11-2 and locked up the no. 1 seed in the tournament. MOST READlast_img read more

Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina’s World Cup crisis

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The captain, who turned 31 on Sunday, arrived to the training field where Sampaoli was waiting to start the session. The coach went up to Messi, giving him a kiss on the cheek and a pat on the back. But then there was no further contact between the two.Argentina’s football association was quick to deny media reports about the future of Sampaoli, who was strongly criticized for his tactical approach and the formation he put out in Argentina’s humiliating 3-0 loss to Croatia on Thursday.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 crownThe reports said that Sampaoli would be dismissed and wouldn’t take charge against Nigeria on Tuesday in St. Petersburg for the team’s last Group D match.Despite palpable tension between the players and the coach, Argentina’s football association president Claudio Tapia indicated Sunday that Sampaoli isn’t going anywhere yet. But he didn’t clarify what would happen afterward since Sampaoli has a contract that runs through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 Lionel Messi is congratulated by coach Jorge Sampaoli on the day of his birthday during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)BRONNITSY, Russia — In any other context, the gesture would have gone unnoticed: Lionel Messi received birthday greetings from Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli.The best wishes, however, came amid turmoil embroiling Sampaoli and the squad, which is on the brink of elimination from the World Cup in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You have seen the coach and the team training,” Tapia told reporters. “It’s clear that what you are saying is a lie.” Tapia didn’t respond to questions.After the defeat to Croatia, forward Sergio Aguero responded to a reporter’s question asking him about Sampaoli’s post-match comments that the players hadn’t adapted to his methods. Aguero, who is Messi’s roommate at the training base, responded: “Sampaoli can say what he wants.”So far, this tournament has been a huge disappointment for Messi and Argentina, which finished as runner-up at the 2014 World Cup. The five-time world player of the year missed a penalty against Iceland in the first group game and played one of his worst matches against Croatia.Messi may get a boost, however, from the residents of Bronnitsy where Argentina is based. They are planning to present a birthday cake to him, perhaps lifting his spirits for what really counts: beating Nigeria.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Despicable Kissoon instigating an insurrection against Jagdeo (Pt 1)

first_imgDear Editor,I have said repeatedly that the greatest obstacle to an APNU/AFC re-election bid in 2020 is the man who now holds the strategic positions of Leader of the Opposition and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo. The thought of running against this political maestro must be nerve-racking for the coalition leadership and the likes of Freddie Kissoon.But before I deal with Freddie’s nightmare, I concur with Vishnu Bisram, in his letter published on March 9 in sections of the media, when he wrote that Kissoon’s claim that he had no control over what was published in the letters column of the Kaieteur News does not hold water. I would venture further to say that Freddie Kissoon was being downright dishonest when he wrote in a letter stating, “I have no control over the publication and non-publication of letters. I have absolutely no authority at the Kaieteur News. I am its independent columnist. That is all I am.”Well, perhaps that is all he is now, but just a few months earlier, Kissoon was the one editing all of the letters sent to Kaieteur News. During that period, all of my letters sent to that media house were given the axe. Not one was published. After making inquiries, I was told that Freddie Kissoon was “helping out” as KN was short of an editor to edit the high volume of letters. It was not until I called the Editor-in-Chief, Adam Harris, that a few of my letters were published, after being heavily edited. One such letter was chopped in half, and made no sense at all.Freddie Kissoon has a political agenda that’s as clear as daylight. He has an ongoing vendetta against the leadership of the PPP/C, whom he blames for the loss of his job as a lecturer at UG, and the termination of his wife’s employment as a Government employee. He also blames the PPP for the fetus that someone threw in his face a few years ago.Whatever Kissoon writes must therefore be viewed in the context of his hatred for Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP/C; his shameless inability to tell the truth; and the skillful way he misrepresents the facts in an effort to give credibility to his columns.To make matters worse, the AFC he campaigned for in 2015 has turned out to be a major disappointment, and the APNU reminds him of the Burnham dictatorship.Sincerely,Harry GillPPP/C Memberof Parliamentlast_img read more

Clippers served defeat

first_imgSan Antonio has been so impressive during its winning streak that the Clippers’ 14-point margin of defeat is the third closest any of the teams in the streak have come. The Clippers, who shot 37.5percent, got as close as 83-72 with 1:06 left, and that came after San Antonio cleared its bench. Corey Maggette scored a team-high 19 points. Elton Brand added 15 points – five points below his season average. He shot 6 of 15. “They’re long, athletic, and they know where to go,” Brand said of the Spurs. “Their rotations are solid, and that’s what it’s about. They’re a veteran, savvy ball club. They’ve been around. They know where to be on a basketball court to give them the best percentage chance to stop a play.” To add to the Clippers’ problems, Quinton Ross went down with a bruised right hip. SamCassell also was out for a third straight game with a strained groin, but at least the Clippers have three off days before playing at Golden State. joe.stevens@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 74 points tied a season low for the Clippers, whose troubles continued against the Spurs. They have lost 12 of their past 13meetings to San Antonio and, on Monday, were knocked out in the third quarter, when the Spurs went on a 16-0 run. “Teams like that – mental mistakes you can’t constantly make,” Clippers guard Cuttino Mobley said. “A person is going to get a layup. They’re going to get a loose ball, a rebound a couple times. It’s OK. Keep hustling. Keep playing. Then on the offensive end, you have to be smart.” Manu Ginobili scored 11points during that backbreaking run to put the Spurs up 60-40with 2:24 left in the third quarter. The Clippers cut the margin to 64-49 heading into the fourth quarter, but never recovered from the Spurs’ run. Not only did the Spurs not need Parker, but they also hardly needed All-Star Tim Duncan, who had nine points and 12rebounds. The nine points were 11 below his average. “We weren’t alert enough to make the bounce of the ball go our way,” coach Mike Dunleavy said. “You can’t afford to give up those kind of points. If somebody comes in and gets a tip and a layup or if they kick the ball out to somebody who bangs down a 3-pointer, it’s a little disheartening.” The Clippers did not need a reminder about where they fit on the NBA’s food chain. They are nowhere near the top, and the San Antonio Spurs showed center_img who are. San Antonio had no problems as it dealt the Clippers an 88-74 loss Monday night at Staples Center. The Spurs won their ninth consecutive game and were up as many as 20points, even though All-Star point guard Tony Parker was out with a strained left hip. last_img read more

B.C. Hydro and LNG Canada power deal

first_imgThe agreement carries LNG Canada assurances that if it makes a positive investment decision, its facility will be an environmental leader.Natural gas turbines will be used to drive the refrigerant compressors used to chill natural gas into liquid form, and this is the first power agreement signed in the province with a liquefied natural gas proponent.Premier Clark is calling the agreement an important step forward in LNG industry development, as it pertains to “one of British Columbia’s largest and most promising proposals.”- Advertisement -The news release announcing the deal concludes by noting this is an important step forward, but before the proponent makes a final investment decision on the proposed project, there are several other significant milestones still to be achieved relating to gas supply, final cost estimates, labor arrangements and regulatory approvals.last_img read more

Pamzo gone, Kamau takes charge at Posta

first_img“His contract ended and as the management we made the decision not to renew and try someone else there. The results were not very good to us and we thought it would be good if we had someone else take charge of the team,” Posta chair John Tonui told Capital Sport.Kamau who had just been appointed as the club’s Technical Director in October takes over on a one-year contract, renewable based on results.“We are confident in his abilities because he has been here before and knows the club. He has a good hand in working with young players and that is the composition of the club at this moment. Hopefully the returns will be evident on the pitch,” Tonui further stated.John Kamau has part ways with KCB FC as head coachKamau first worked with the club in 2015 but was fired barely six months in after the club’s fortunes dwindled and he hopes he can do better on his second coming.Omollo’s last match in charge was last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Mathare United where his opposite number Francis Kimanzi had accused his side of employing poor tactics, playing long balls and depending on long throws.He leaves the club alongside his assistant George Maina who has been with the club for almost six years.Kamau will be assisted by Pascal Ochieng who also served as one of Omollo’s assistants while Edward Kauka, a former player at the side returns as a trainer.Before being appointed as the Posta Technical Director, Kamau had worked at KCB as head coach but was dismissed just as the second leg was midway through.The new technical bench’s first match in charge will be on Wednesday when they take on winless AFC Leopards at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo shouts out instructions on the touchline at his final match in charge of Posta Rangers on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya Jan 1 – Posta Rangers have re-hired John Kamau as their new head coach after opting not to renew Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo’s two-year contract at the club which expired midnight December 31.The club has not been pleased with the club’s results from last season having finished 15th last season with 38 points, just one off the relegation spots and this season, the start hasn’t been impressive as well with one loss and two defeats.last_img read more

Countrywide probe widens

first_imgThe trustee is trying to determine if the company’s conduct in those cases represents abuses of the bankruptcy system. The Illinois attorney general’s lawsuit contended that One Source put borrowers into loans with terms they did not understand, especially so-called pay option adjustable-rate mortgages. These loans allow borrowers to pay only a fraction of the interest owed and none of the principal, resulting in a growing rather than a shrinking mortgage balance. Countrywide was One Source’s main provider of pay option loans, documents in that case show. “This company’s conduct is a prime example of unscrupulous mortgage brokers that has led to a foreclosure crisis for many Illinois homeowners,” Madigan said when she filed the suit against One Source. Mark D. Belongia, a lawyer at Belongia & Shapiro in Chicago, represents One Source and its president, Charles G. Mangold. Belongia said his client denied all of the suit’s charges and expected to be vindicated in court.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champMadigan sued One Source on Nov. 27, contending that the company misled borrowers by promising low rates on mortgages without advising them that their payments would jump sharply shortly after the loans were made. Countrywide was One Source’s primary lender, according to the lawsuit. Countrywide, the nation’s largest mortgage lender and loan servicer, is coming under increased scrutiny as the home loan crisis deepens. In addition to the Illinois investigation, the company is also fielding inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission about significant stock trades made by Angelo R. Mozilo, the chief executive, before Countrywide’s stock plummeted this year. The U.S. trustee, which oversees the bankruptcy court system, is investigating Countrywide’s actions in two cases involving borrowers in South Florida whose loans were serviced by the company. The Illinois attorney general is investigating the home loan unit of Countrywide Financial as part of that state’s expanding inquiry into dubious lending practices that have trapped borrowers in high-cost mortgages they can no longer afford. Lisa Madigan, the attorney general, has subpoenaed documents from Countrywide relating to its loan origination practices, a person briefed on the matter said. Rick Simon, a Countrywide spokesman, said the company was cooperating with the investigation but declined to comment further. The inquiry follows an investigation by Madigan’s office into One Source Mortgage, a Chicago mortgage broker that recently closed its doors. last_img read more

Pavilion sends off last fleet of floats

first_img• Photo Gallery: Pavilion last floats DUARTE – After a 12-year run, this is the last time Duarte’s Tournament of Roses Buena Vista Pavilion will be the site of Rose Parade float building. Award-winning Fiesta Parade Floats, which occupies the pavilion at 1727 Buena Vista St., plus a five-acre lot and 30,000-square-foot tent at 2144 Buena Vista St., is moving to an 80,000-square-foot building at 16016 Avenida Padilla in Irwindale. “So when we bring our floats back Wednesday we’re going to take them straight to the new building,” said Tim Estes, Fiesta Parade Floats president. “This is the third time we’ve moved in the last 20 years,” he said, “and I hope it’s the last.” The five-acre lot belongs to City of Hope and officials there said they need it for expansion. City of Hope charged the Tournament of Roses $1 a year to use the property. Initially it was for four or five years, but it turned into 12. “This is the most popular decorating site,” said Duarte Councilwoman Lois Gaston, who’s been involved in managing the five-acre site since it opened. “It’s the only site where you can get guided tours in English and Spanish and, with a reservation, in Mandarin Chinese,” she said. “And it’s handicapped accessible.” The first year at the site was rough, Gaston said, with neighbors concerned about floats driving on streets and traffic congestion from visitors. Gaston said about 40,000 people from around the world and across the U.S. visit the location during four days of float viewing. The Duarte Community Coordinating Council, an umbrella organization for 25 to 30 Duarte nonprofits, managed the site, taking care of parking, concessions and ticket sales, leaving Fiesta employees free to concentrate on float building. About 300 volunteers from various groups work at the locations and Gaston said some nonprofits make enough money to support their activities all year. “We have tour guides who have been doing this for 12 years,” Gaston said. “They learn about each float so they can answer visitors’ questions. We take this seriously. We provide food for the float builders, too.” Managing the site has brought Duarte residents of all races, ages and incomes together, Gaston said, and improved relations within the city. The Tournament of Roses has asked the coordinating council to manage the Irwindale site, and they’re willing to do so, but the final decision will be up the Irwindale City Council, Gaston said. At least two people said this will be their last year as volunteers. “I’m happy it’s moving from Duarte,” said Bessie Mullins, 69. “This will be my last year here. It’s hard getting up early in the morning. It’s just lots of work and I’m just getting too old.” Karl Hallie, 73, said health problems will prevent him working as a volunteer. “This is my last year,” he said. “I have kidney failure so I’m not going to be able to work anymore. I’m not going to follow them to Irwindale. I’ve had a great time. Being management, I have to open up everything. I’m normally the first one here. I’ll miss it.” emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 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


first_imgNaomh Adhamhnáin Club Notes: The Seniors advanced to the Ulster Club championship semi-final after a superb first half display set them on the road to victory against Fermanagh champions, Roslea Shamrocks with Conall Dunne bagging 1-04 in that opening period.They are in action once again this Sunday when they travel to Celtic Park in Derry to meet Tyrone champions, Omagh, St. Enda’s. No doubt they will face a much stiffer test this Sunday as they bid to reach a first Ulster Club Final. Throw-in is at 2:30pm, please make the effort to attend and be sure to wear your black& amber – your support counts.The Reserves will finally get to play the replay of their championship final v Dungloe this Saturday (15th) in MacCumhaill Park at 3pm. Hopefully the lads can get the job done this time, your support would be a massive help to Dowdsy and the boys. The U13 Girls will also play their county final this Saturday afternoon when they meet Moville at Coláiste Ailigh with a 1:30pm throw-in. the sides played out a thrilling draw earlier in the competition so a close game is expected. If you are around town on Saturday lunch time, please get up to support the girls.Still no confirmation of the Northern Board Minor Final v Gaoth Dobhair due to the Seniors and Reserves both playing this weekend.There will be a meeting of all underage club coaches on Thursday week (Nov. 20th) in the Clubhouse at 7pm. This meeting will be used to review our current structures with a view to putting plans into place, sharing knowledge and developing ideas. If you hope to be involved with a team in future, it is vital you attend. If you want anything added to the agenda for this meeting, please contact Pauric Daly on 087-126 8535.The Minor Board AGM was due to take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday, December 4th at 7pm but will have to be rescheduled. Nomination and motions papers will be sent by club e-mail shortly. The Friday evening Hurling & Camogie Academy has returned after a short break. The U10’s – U14’s (boys) are outside on the astro at Aura between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. The U6’s and U8’s (boys and girls) begins this Friday (14th) indoors in the hall at Aura. Cost is €3 per child. Hurls and helmets are available and new members are welcome. Contact Eunan O’Donnell with any queries on 087-677 5637.There were two winners that each matched 3 numbers in this week’s lotto draw and they win €50. The numbers drawn were: 11-18-19-23 and the winners are: Kathleen McLean, c/o Blake’s Bar and Frankie Doherty, Westhill. Next week’s jackpot is €525.We are hosting a night in the theatre for Bugsy Malone, directed by Kieran Kelly on Thursday, December 4th, tickets €20 with all proceeds going to refurbish the Clubhouse. Keep an eye on social media and notes for details in the coming weeks.We extend our sympathies to the Cullen family, Fernhill on their sad loss.Finally Happy Birthday to Anne Forde this week – another year older, but no wiser!!! GAA NEWS: EXCITING WEEKEND AHEAD FOR ST EUNAN’S was last modified: November 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:St Eunan’s GAA club noteslast_img read more