Dear Editor,Confidence in Government was lost on December 21, 2018. The No-Confidence Motion (NCM) should be given its full effect under the law.The People have a right to replace Government, which is merely their servant. Neither Government nor any third party (eg, GECOM) has the authority to obstruct the full effect of the NCM.Yet, Government continues to do anything to deny the NCM its full legal effect. This includes the call for or applause of House-to-House Registration which is not an Article 106 (6) and (7) requirement to install a new Government.A new Government must be installed immediately to avoid further exposure of the State to both foreign and domestic threats. Having a fallen Government at the helm of the State puts Guyana’s security and general welfare at significant risks.This is the essence of a NCM which seems to have gotten lost with all the unnecessary talk of registration. The security of the State is paramount, and it trumps the so-called readiness of GECOM. The State can collapse anytime, with or without GECOM.Having the fallen Granger Administration at the helm of Guyana invites instability. It is asking for intrusion against the State from foreign forces, and also domestic assault from within by armed groups.The arrival of thousands of Haitians with no allegiance to the State, when Guyana has a fallen regime in office, is a recipe for further internal danger. Until a new and stable Government is installed, these arrivals should temporarily cease.In the interim, civil society and the media must continue to put pressure on both Government and the Opposition to ensure that the NCM is given its full legal effect.As it is, Government’s actions have created irreparable injury to the State and democracy and may have destroyed future use of a NCM as a parliamentary convention. It is now fashionable to disregard substantive constitutional law. Here are a few examples.1. Instead of fresh elections “within three months,” the President replaced that in Article 106 (6) and (7) with elections in the “shortest” time possible. He has “hammered out” new law without any “role” from the legislature. No one knows what his law means.2. The formal detailed request by the Leader of the Opposition for the President and Cabinet to resign is cast aside with a handful of words: the request is being “examined.” Waiting for the President and Cabinet to resign is like waiting for Godot. That is, waiting for someone who never shows up.3. The Hon Minister of Security contradicts the President and is blunter. He openly dismissed that part of the Constitution which requires resignations as “legal fiction.” In other words, it is not a real request. Maybe the law needs to be in boldface font.It is a terrifying time to be a diplomat in Guyana, to witness coalition-flavoured democracy. Diplomats with vested interests in Guyana must be gravely concerned about the clear and present dangers posed by this coalition regime.They should also pressure State actors to give the NCM its full effect under the law.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertab
1 West Ham have completed the signing of defender Angelo Ogbonna from Juventus for an undisclosed fee.The 27-year-old Italy international has penned a four-year deal with the Hammers and becomes their fourth signing of the summer.Ogbonna made his name as a talented defender with Torino before joining their city rivals Juventus in 2013, winning two Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia during his time there.West Ham announced the news on their Twitter account, writing: “BREAKING: The Hammers are delighted to confirm the transfer of Angelo Ogbonna from Juventus.”Ogbonna, who has 10 Italy caps, was an unused substitute during Juventus’ Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in May, following Pedro Obiang, Darren Randolph and Dmitri Payet in moving to Upton Park this summer and is looking forward to working under new Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.“I am delighted to have joined the club,” he told West Ham’s official website.“I wanted to play in the Premier League and am happy to be in London. My heart told me that the right decision was to play for West Ham United.“I cannot wait to start working under Mr Bilic and with my new team-mates. I feel ready for this new adventure.”Ironically, or perhaps as a message to fans as to what to expect, co-owner David Gold tweeted a picture of Ogbonna by accident as he welcomed Obiang to the club back in June.Fellow owner David Sullivan’s son Jack Tweeted that the fee was an “eight-figure” sum – meaning the club have splashed out in excess of £10million on both Ogbonna and Payet.Bilic saw his side progress into the second qualifying round of the Europa League with a 1-0 second-leg victory over FC Lusitans on Thursday evening.The squad for that fixture included a lot of inexperienced talent from the club’s academy but many first-team regulars are expected to feature in the next stage against Birkirkara of Malta.During Sam Allardyce’s time at the club, he opted for just three experienced central defenders in James Tomkins, James Collins and Winston Reid – but that trio will now have strong competition for their places.There are also two young players in Reece Burke and Reece Oxford, both of whom have played against Lusitans as the latter became the youngest player in the club’s history, who will be hoping for a chance under Bilic.Despite investing in the squad already, West Ham have still been linked with a return for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson and the free transfer of Alex Song – both of whom were on loan at Upton Park last season.
“I think I’ve been playing well,” Glennon said. “But the coaches will go with the option they think they will win with.” Georgia Tech (5-4, 2-4) saw its slim hopes of making a second straight trip to the ACC championship game go down the drain. The Yellow Jackets were simply horrible after jumping ahead, 3-0, on their second possession. Rubbing more salt in Georgia Tech’s wounds: Glennon was among four Virginia Tech players whose jersey mysteriously disappeared before the game, forcing them to suit up in the Yellow Jackets’ white road jerseys. Glennon’s name was written in magic marker on the back, and the home team’s nickname was blacked out across the front of the shirt, which was trimmed in black and gold instead of maroon and orange. “Branden (Ore) wrote it on there first in caps and lower case,” Glennon said. “I then did it in all caps.” Maybe Taylor Bennett should have worn a Virginia Tech jersey. The Georgia Tech quarterback threw four interceptions, and even a 35-yard completion to James Johnson went awry when the Georgia Tech receiver was stripped of the ball and the Hokies recovered. “I’ve never thrown four picks,” Bennett said, shaking his head. “Not anywhere.” Victor Harris had two of the interceptions. Freshman Josh Nesbitt also got a shot at quarterback, but he overthrew a wide-open Johnson on what would have been a certain touchdown. For good measure, Nesbitt threw the Yellow Jackets’ fifth interception.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Wearing a replacement jersey provided by the home team when his own disappeared, Glennon threw two long touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead No. 11 Virginia Tech to a 27-3 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday night. “It was funny,” Glennon said. “That was the jersey of a school I almost went to” coming out of high school. The Hokies (7-2, 4-1 ACC) bounced back just fine from their shocking collapse against Boston College, when they squandered a 10-point lead in the final minutes. Glennon made his second straight start in place of freshman Tyrod Taylor, who was sidelined again by a sprained ankle. The replacement starter, who lost the job to Taylor after the second game, made the most of it by throwing for 296 yards, including a 40-yard TD pass to Justin Harper and a 71-yarder to Josh Morgan. Virginia Tech moved into a first-place tie with rival Virginia in the Coastal Division. The teams will meet in the final game of the regular season. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: In a substitute jersey, Glennon leads Virginia Tech past Georgia Tech. By Paul Newberry The Associated Press ATLANTA – Sean Glennon wore a Georgia Tech jersey. There was no doubt he was playing for Virginia Tech.
A drunken man who attacked a Garda car with his walking stick has escaped going to prison.Tony Ward pulled the aerial off a Garda car and then attacked it with his walking aid while Gardai were at a disturbance in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on April 7th last. Ward, 53, of no fixed abode, continued to be abusive to Gardai in Letterkenny Garda station when he was arrested, Letterkenny District Court heard.His solicitor, Ms Deirdre Gallagher, said her client had been stressed out trying to find long-term accommodation.He had not been taking his medication and was drinking heavily, she added.Ward told the court “I know I was out of order and I’m extremely sorry.”Judge Paul Kelly applied the probation act.Man attacked Garda car with walking stick was last modified: April 16th, 2018 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:attackcourtletterkennyTony Wardwalking stick
ORGANISERS of the BT Young Scientist were left redfaced when they read out the wrong name for the Best Individual Award.Judges had picked 15-year-old Eoin Farrell from St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny for the top award, but a mix-up meant that another student’s name was called out!The judges said today the Dublin student had been given a prize of a two-day trip to the Olympics by BT to compensate for the mistake. Eoin Farrell finally scooped his award of a cheque for €2,400 and a BT perpetual trophy, and was said to be delighted. HOW EOIN ALMOST DIDN’T WIN YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD! was last modified: January 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Mark EnglishDONEGAL’S Mark English is through to the final of the 800M in the European Championships in Zurich.The Letterkenny athlete was a second faster than in the heats, but just made into the finals.With a run of 1:46.23 he was pushed into the fourth from second by Artur Kuciapski of Poland (1:46.05) and Switzerland’s Andreas Bube (1:46.09). France’s Pierre-Ambriose Boose led all the way and won in a time of 1:45.94. English admitted afterwards that he “tied up a bit” towards the end of the race and had never been as nervous as he was beforehand.“I’m just delighted to have made it into the final,” said Mark afterwards.“I was nervous; there’s no doubt about it. But it’s my first major final and I’m looking forward to it now.”Ireland’s athletics manager and fellow Donegal man Patsy McGonagle said he was ‘just delighted’ for the 21-year-old on qualifying. English was drawn in the first semi-final and needed to be in the top three positions to be sure of a place in the final. He ran a tactically smart race tracking the leaders every move.It was only in the last 50m that English began to struggle as he slipped down to fourth place.However there was joy for English as the second semi-final was much slower meaning he qualified for the final as a fastest loser.Commenting afterwards English said: “The aim coming in was to make the final so I am happy with that; it’s a relief now to be in the final. Of course I wanted to be in the top three but that doesn’t matter now. I’ll recover and give it my best in the final.”English’s performance means he becomes Ireland’s first 800m finalist since1998 when James McIlroy (cousin to golfer Rory) placed fourth. MARK ENGLISH THROUGH TO EUROPEAN 800M FINAL was last modified: August 14th, 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:EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPSmark englishpatsy mcgonagleZurich
Rialto vs. A.B. Miller Site: Miller HSTime: 7:30 p.m.Records: Rialto 1-5, 1-2; Miller 3-3, 2-1Outlook: The Rebels can choose from senior Derrick Duran or A.J. Springer at QB, both of whom run the option well. Duran is recovered from injury and Springer has come on of late and will probably start. David Williams, Victor Gil and Joey Zazueta pace the OL. Linemen Williams and Byron Glass and LB Zazueta pace the defense. Rialto fell 14-12 to Yucaipa last week, but beat Fontana the week before and has been been improving. “I said when I took the job that I was concerned with character and improvement and that if we had those, the wins and losses would eventually take care of themselves,” Rialto coach Brad Hornback said. DeyJuan Hemmings led the Knights against Yucaipa with 53 yards rushing, a 30-yard interception return for a TD and 14 tackles at linebacker. Sophomore OL/DL Quentin Toailoa (6-4, 255) played last week with a broken hand and shined. Daniel Flores, Carlos Flores (not related) and Xavier Penaloza lead an improving offensive line. Eisenhower vs. Colton Site: Colton HSTime: 7:30 p.m.Records: Eisenhower 2-4, 1-3; Colton 5-1, 3-0Outlook: The Yellowjackets are on a roll following wins against Rialto (42-0), Fontana (74-0) and Redlands (50-12). RBs Allen Bradford and Shareece Wright are heavily recruited and QB Brad Sorensen has blossomed. Other standouts are WR/DBs James Smith Daniel Sorensen (the QB’s brother) and two-way linemen Roman DeCastro and Mario Perez. Soon a pair of transfer DLs, Jeff Moore (6-4, 265) from Alabama and and Wordall [cmcq] Soa’alo (6-3, 285) from Moreno Valley will join the rotation on a sometimes-porous front. Colton last game had 138 yards in penalties, a problem all season. Eisenhower’s Julius McChristian doesn’t advertise it, but he’s toned down the Eagle offense, returning to a ball-possession ground game. He also is calling more of his own plays. Star RB Courtney Randall is banged up, but will play. He runs behind big OL like Ted Pagkaliwangan, Ben TakiTaki and Albert Lee. Freshman QB Anthony Lucero is coming on. Ike is no longer losing games with turnovers. Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa Site: Yucaipa HSTime: 7:30 p.m.Records: Redlands East Valley 5-1, 3-0; Yucaipa 1-5, 1-2Outlook: REV didn’t play well against Eisenhower, but is still dangerous. This week the Wildcats get RB Aaron Pittman back from a collarbone injury. “We’re excited,” coach Kurt Bruich said. “The running game should pick up.” Pittman’s threat should slow down a pass rush that has been getting to REV too often. As for Yucaipa, Thunderbirds coach Scott Pearne renews acquaintances with Bruich . “REV is a good team and it’s where I coached last year,” Pearne said. “We got our first win and the kids are excited and have some confidence. And the schools are close, separated only a mountain. We’re at home, so it should be a good crowd. Yucaipa had a nice relief job at QB last week by Pierre Girtley. It gets WR Jared Miller (bruised lung) and CB Julian Garcia (ankle) return this week. Linemen Bobby Judd (6-6, 280) and Shane Rouse and RBs Aaron Cornejo and John Keyes have been playing well. Arroyo Valley vs. Carter Site: Chaffey CollegeTime: 7 p.m.Records: Rancho Cucamonga 4-2, 0-1; Alta Loma 5-1, 0-1Outlook: It’s not quite desperation, but there’s certain ly a sense of urgency tonight for Rancho Cucamonga and Alta Loma. Each teams lost its re spective Baseline League open er last week, and neither can afford to lose again. “Both schools are in the exact same situation,” Rancho coach Chris Van Duin said. “We both had very successful preseasons, and now we’re both staring at the potential of one of us being 0-2.” Van Duin said after Ran cho suffered a 52-21 loss to Los Osos last week, “the prepara tion this week was as good as could be expected.” Star defen sive end Devin Johnson recov ered from a concussion in time for the Los Osos game, but then injured an ankle and is listed in the questionable-doubtful range for tonight. Previously unbeaten Alta Loma suffered a 38-17 loss to Upland last week. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the WeekSite: Carter HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Arroyo Valley 0-6, 0-1; Carter 2-4, 0-1Outlook: Carter is without coach Mike Churchill (suspended by the school district for one game), WB/DB Brian Williams (ejected from last game) and another unidentified player, who got involved in a post-game situation. Still another player was originally going to be held out by the Carter administration, but has been cleared to play. Former Pacific coach Ray Kalinich will guide the team. Also, RB Damon Fredieu and WR Joe Guilbeau are banged up and are questionable. The backfield tandem of Dorian Penn (RB) and Khalid Wooten (QB) is formidable. Arroyo Valley lost 44-21 to Cajon last week, but got two interceptions from Dustin Blount, including one returned 100 yards for a TD. Also playing well are DE Zach Parker, MLB Carlos Alcantar, WR Craig Luke, QB Anthony Wyrick and NG Hans Philipp. Sultana vs. Serrano Site: Serrano HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Sultana 5-1, 1-0; Serrano 5-1, 0-0Outlook: The Sultans have been building for this season for two-plus years. They’d like a repeat of 2000 when they defeated the Diamondbacks 21-14 en route to a Mojave River League co-title. “I don’t know about the Serrano mystique,” Sultana coach Zane Sweeney said. “They just execute. If you go up there and make mistakes, you’re going to get beat.” The OL of LT Matt Crider, LG Josh Crider, C Zac Sweeney, RG Justin Collins and RT Jacob Finnerty is tough. Sultana is solid on defense with E Michael Marga donna (two sacks last game), FS Mike Battisti, S Tim Shilling and LBs Sweeney and Jake Pele leading the way. Serrano is com ing off a last-gasp 30-27 win against Burroughs Ridgecrest. The Diamondbacks have a 32- game home winning streak and have won 19 of their last 20 games. QB Max Maholchic, RB Marcos Cabrera and OL Jason Kriezel (all with sprained an kles) return, as do FB Brian Lane (knee). Anthony Ruize played well at TB for Cabrera and may start. Brett Porter had three TD passes in Max Mahol chic’s absence last week and will be ready. Tight end Elijah Goldtrap is a threat. San Bernardi no vs. Cajon Site: Cajon HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: San Bernar dino 0-6, 0-1; Cajon 3-3, 1-0Outlook: This is a re newal of a rivalry that was very big in the era when Pacific was closed (beginning in 1983). Last year Cajon was 0-6 going into San Bernardino game and de feated Cardinals for only victo ry. This season roles are re versed. The Cardinals were struggling to score points, until last week’s 49-20 loss to San Gorgonio. SBHS coach Marcus Soward is not discouraged be cause he said his young team, including three sophomore start ers, is improving. QB Robert Fuller, CB Shermond Johnson and OL Chordon Johnson are sophs. WR Mike Fields is recov ered from a nagging hamstring injury. WR Terrence Driver had three TD receptions from Fuller last week. Cajon gouged Arroyo Valley for 435 yards on the ground last week. The combo of QB Cedric Greene and General Parnell combined for 343 yards. Pacific vs. San Gorgonio Site: San Gorgonio HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Pacific 2-4, 1-0; San Gorgonio 3-3, 1-0Outlook: Pacific am bushed San Andreas League fa vorite Carter 42-36 last week, with D.J. Richardson gaining 212 yards and scoring three TDs. Tyquiese Anthony and De metrius Payne alternate at QB and are both dangerous. San Gorgonio has gone back to the double-wing, with success last week in a 49-20 victory against San Bernardino. OL Felipe Sa las (6-0, 285) is questionable with a possible blood clot in his leg. The Spartans gained 7.2 yards per carry last week led by the offensive line of LT Elizar Gallardo, LG Salas, C Joey Segura, RG Mycal Osborne and RT Brandon Miller. Jeremiah Wortham had three TD runs last week and also is a star at DB. Los Osos vs. Claremont Site: Claremont HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Los Osos 5-1, 1-0; Claremont 3-3, 1-0Outlook: Most Base line League observers figured last week’s Los Osos-Rancho Cucamonga game would be a competitive, down-to-the-wire contest. Few would have antici pated a Los Osos 52-21 blowout win. “To do what they did last week, it was an eye-opener,” Claremont coach Mike Collins said. “They served notice to ev erybody that they’re a team that will contend for the league championship.” Claremont opened league play on the right note, too. The three-time de fending Baseline champs beat Etiwanda 34-25 to set up to night’s battle for first place. “We brought it up to the kids, to let them know who they are,” Los Osos coach Tom Martinez said. “They usually play a tough preseason, and it gets them ready for league.” Rancho Cuca monga vs. Alta Loma
Click on the video above to enjoy some of the action from last Saturday’s brilliant Northfit Corporate Fitness Challenge.A whole host of local businesses competed in both the morning and afternoon sessions of the event, in what turned out to be an incredibly enjoyable event for all participants. The event encouraged business to get active again by participating in a whole host of fun and ‘wacky events’.The main theme of the event was to promote fitness and well-being in a working environment.On the day businesses competed with each other on a head-to-head basis.While it was competitive, there was an element of fun to all challenges and despite a small bit of cheating from a few teams, it was all played out in the right spirit. Packie Mailey from Northfit told Donegal Daily that he was absolutely delighted with how the event went.Packie said, “It was a great day, we couldn’t have envisaged it would’ve been as successful as it was, but we’re absolutely delighted with the reaction we received.“Everybody who participated in the event, really enjoyed themselves, and that was our main priority when we launched the event.“I want to thank all businesses who participated and those who helped sponsor the event.“We’re hoping to run another one, sometime next month and we’ll be announcing details on that shortly. DDTV: NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS! was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnewsNorthfit Corporate Challenge
Liam McShea from Supervalu with Avril McMonagle from DCCC and some of the toys donated by youSUPERVALU shoppers (and the shopkeepers!) are being hailed as heroes after an emergency toy appeal this Christmas.The stores in Dungloe, Ballybofey and Buncrana stepped in when the Donegal County Childcare Committee issued as SOS for toys for needed families.With so many families struggling this Christmas, the caring and thoughtful gestures of customers and the stores will help bring a few more smiles to more homes next Thursday morning. SUPERVALU SUPERHEROES TO THE RESCUE WITH TOY APPEAL was last modified: December 17th, 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:BallybofeybuncranadungloeSuperValutoy appeal