Walk against corruption mere “smokescreen” to detract from violations – Jagdeo

first_img…declines invitation by SARA to participateOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has declined an invitation extended to him by Head of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Dr Clive Thomas to participate in a “symbolic” walk against corruption on Friday.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoIn declining the invitation, the Opposition Leader said that he viewed the walk as it is – a mere “smokescreen” to detract from the grossest violations of the constitutional and statutory provisions regarding financial probity, transparency, and accountability ever witnessed since independence. Furthermore, he added that he would not participate in such a walk while members of successive People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Governments and other public officials have been discriminated against, victimised, and targeted by a State-sponsored witch-hunt on frivolous manufactured charges.In a letter sent to Thomas, Jagdeo stated that the parliamentary Opposition held firmly to this position, which was reflected in the PPP press release of April 14, 2018 that stated, among other things, “after being in office for only three years, the APNU/AFC Government can easily be classified as the most corrupt Government in the post-independent English-speaking Caribbean. Indeed, its corruption is only surpassed by its incompetence.”Head of State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) Clive ThomasIn three short years, the Party said, the coalition Government has managed to “completely bypass the public procurement process, mandated by law, and has handed to its cronies and financiers, hundreds of contracts to the value of billions of dollars.”It added that the number of cases of such violations is mounting on a daily basis.In light of the “blatant transgressions” by the Government, the Party said in its letter, “Can one wonder why the parliamentary Opposition, critical national stakeholders and thousands of Guyanese are angry at the audacity of this government to accuse others of corruption when there is nothing being done to stop this “corruption haemorrhage” undermining the rule of law in our country?”The Opposition Leader also noted in his letter to Dr Thomas that the “Government manipulates the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and directs the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) to institute fabricated and malicious charges against political opponents and highly qualified professional Guyanese, who have served their country and their people with distinction. The frivolous charges instituted against Dr Ashni Singh and Mr Winston Brassington are simply the most recent, and we have no doubt others will be made victims of this vindictive and undemocratic regime.”The letter to Dr Thomas added that “the passage of the SARA Act has given you, sir, enormous, in fact, super powers – something we abhor as it is in total contravention to human rights and due process – but sir, you have those powers so why have you taken no action as a so-called anti-corruption champion to bring members of the present Government to book? As they say, clean your own house so that others can see the light and know you are serious about fighting corruption.”last_img read more

Salah could be out for ‘three to four weeks’, says Liverpool physio

first_imgA three-week absence would keep Salah out of action until June 19 while four weeks would see the forward sidelined until June 26, the day after Egypt’s last group game. Salah may also then need to regain a degree of match fitness.Egypt’s opening fixture in Group A is against Uruguay on June 15. They then face Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.“He is sad about what happened but he is totally focused on recovery and seeing when he can be ready,” Pons told Spanish daily, Marca.“In principle it will be three to four weeks but we are going to try to reduce those deadlines, that’s the big goal.”Salah has flown to Spain to undergo treatment, accompanied by doctors from both Liverpool and the Egyptian national team.The 25-year-old had to be substituted during the first half of Liverpool’s defeat in Kiev after being pulled to the ground by Sergio Ramos.He left the field in tears but appeared more optimistic on Sunday, when he wrote on Twitter: “It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter.“Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud. Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah will be out for three to four weeks, acccording to the Liverpool physio, casting doubt over his World Cup hopes © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, May 29 – Mohamed Salah faces a fight to play in any of Egypt’s World Cup group games, according to one of Liverpool’s physiotherapists.Club physio Ruben Pons has estimated Salah would normally need “three to four weeks” to recover from the left shoulder injury he sustained during Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.last_img read more


first_imgIonad Naomh Pádraig, Gaoth Dobhair.The ‘Óg’ Gaeltacht Summer Course is coming to Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Gaoth Dobhair!Coláiste na bhFiann has over 48 years experience in providing residential Gaeltacht courses within a ‘total immersion’ environment to ensure ample opportunity for natural conversation and fluency.Coláiste na bhFiann is delighted to announce a specialised, 2 week, ‘Óg’ course for primary school pupils in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair. So here is the when, where and who for!When? 3rd July 2016 – 16th July 2016Where? Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Gaoth DobhairWho for? 4th, 5th & 6th Class pupilsFor more information please contact us on:T: 01 8259342 E: eolas@cnb.ie W: www.cnb.ieSPECIALIST PRIMARY SCHOOL GAELTACHT COURSE TO OPEN IN GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: April 25th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Stocks plummet on inflation fears

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsDeclining profit at Dow component American International Group Inc. and media conglomerate Viacom Inc. also stunned a market that has enjoyed yet another quarter of outstanding corporate earnings. The Dow plunged 141.92, or 1.22 percent, to 11,500.73, its largest slide since falling 213 points on Jan. 19. A day earlier, the Dow came within 75 points of its best-ever close of 11,722.98, reached on Jan. 14, 2000. Broader stock indicators also fell steeply. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slid 16.93, or 1.28 percent, to 1,305.92, and the Nasdaq composite index lost 48.04, or 2.07 percent, to 2,272.70. Interest rate concerns weighed on the dollar and bonds, with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbing to 5.16 percent from 5.13 percent at Wednesday’s close. The U.S. dollar pulled back from earlier gains against the Japanese yen and was flat versus European currencies. A lower-than-expected rise in April retail sales lent some support to views that high energy costs will hinder consumer spending and prevent the economy from overheating. NEW YORK – Anxious investors sent stocks plunging Thursday as surging commodities prices fed fears that the Federal Reserve would extend its two-year streak of interest rate hikes. The major indexes saw their biggest one-day drops since mid-January. The sharp decline reflected Wall Street’s deep disappointment with the Federal Reserve’s statement on Wednesday that more rate tightening could be needed to counter inflationary pressures from energy and metals. Investors were hoping for signals that rates have been raised enough to keep inflation in check. But Thursday, worries about overseas supplies sent crude futures racing past $73 a barrel, and gold prices jumped to a fresh 25-year high. The commodities strength spooked a market looking for clarity on an economy teetering between growth and inflation. “I think there are inflation concerns all over the marketplace right now,” said Brian Williamson, equity trader at Boston Company Assetment Management. “Because of what the Fed was talking about yesterday, (higher commodities prices) put some anxiety into the marketplace.” However, hefty gains among commodities made investors anxious that inflation could begin affecting core prices – excluding volatile food and energy costs – and bring more interest rate increases. “The market had priced in a very optimistic Fed outlook, and of course we didn’t get it,” said Ed Peters, chief investment officer at PanAgora Asset Management. “Secondly, we do have this problem with commodities, and it continues to build.” Crude futures leaped as traders cast aside reports of increased U.S. reserves and worried about a Texas refinery snag and political unrest in Nigeria. A barrel of light crude jumped $1.19 to settle at $73.32 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Elsewhere, gold prices soared to $725 an ounce and carried silver prices higher. The Commerce Department said retail sales grew 0.5 percent last month, less than the 0.6 percent increase in March and the 0.8 percent gain economists had predicted. The department also reported that business inventories rose a better-than-forecast 0.7 percent for March.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_imgAnnagry 5k 25th May 2012As part of the Donegal Grand Prix series, the Annagry 5k was held on Friday evening in temperatures hitting the high 20’s. Over 50 brave runners took to the road and in the end it was Shaun McShane who came out on top from Dominic Bonner in second. Another Gweedore man was third in Noel Diver with Hugh Duffy from Cranford forth and Fionnuala Diver fifth and first woman home. Nicola Doherty continued her good form with second followed closely by Helen McCready in third and Ita Gallagher pushing them all the way. Overall ResultsNum Name Time Category Club1 11 Sean McShane 00:17:40 SM Individual2 41 Dominick Bonner 00:18:00 M50+ Finn Valley A C3 42 Noel Diver 00:18:12 SM Rosses A.C.4 25 Hugh Duffy 00:18:34 SM Cranford A C5 40 Fionnuala Diver 00:18:52 SW Letterkenny A C6 3 Semie Ferry 00:19:12 M40+ Individual7 15 Eamon O’ Donnell 00:20:02 SM Individual8 14 John Paul Wilson 00:20:04 SM Rosses A.C. 9 10 Edward Harkin 00:20:56 SM Individual10 22 Ciaran Gallagher 00:21:01 SM Letterkenny A C11 30 Fergal McGee 00:21:10 SM Rosses A.C.12 47 Nicola Doherty 00:21:12 SW Individual 13 31 Colm Ferriter 00:21:20 SM Individual14 49 Liam Marley 00:21:24 M50+ Cranford A C15 43 Denis Forker 00:21:32 SM Individual16 2 Joseph Casey 00:21:51 M40+ Individual17 26 Eugene McClafferty 00:21:59 SM Individual18 51 Helen McCready 00:22:00 SW Rosses A.C.19 17 Owen Bonner 00:22:04 M40+ Individual20 18 Stephen Glackin 00:22:18 SM Individual21 23 Ita Gallagher 00:22:37 W40+ Rosses A.C.22 21 Brian Maguire 00:22:37 M40+ Individual23 50 Martin Forker 00:22:43 SM Individual24 48 Dessie Gallagher 00:23:23 SM Individual25 24 Paul McGee 00:23:26 SM Individual26 44 Padraig Gallagher 00:23:43 M40+ Individual27 4 Keith Sweeney 00:23:47 SM Individual28 32 John Ferry 00:23:51 M40+ Individual29 35 Gerard Doherty 00:25:04 M40+ Individual30 16 Eddie McFadden 00:25:08 M50+ Individual31 29 Elise Gillespie 00:25:20 SW Rosses A.C.32 12 Aishing Boyle 00:26:29 SW Individual33 45 Dillon O’ Donnell 00:28:25 JM Individual34 13 Kyle Wilson 00:28:37 JM Rosses A.C.35 27 Breid Marie Solan 00:31:31 SW Individual36 1 Manus Sweeney 00:32:13 M40+ Individual37 37 Chloe Gallagher 00:33:32 JW Individual38 9 Gretta Boyle 00:34:39 SW Individual39 46 Maria O’ Donnell 00:35:33 JW Individual40 38 Shauna Gallagher 00:35:33 JW Individual41 8 Natasha McBride 00:38:54 SW Individual42 19 Sarah McBride 00:42:11 SW Individual43 7 Lauren McBride 00:42:12 SW Individual44 5 Bernie Martin 00:42:14 SW Individual45 20 Donna Gallagher 00:42:14 SW Individual46 6 Kit Rodgers 00:42:16 W50+ Individual47 39 Maria Gallagher 00:44:22 SW Individual48 36 Rachel Gallagher 00:44:22 JW Individual49 28 Leah McGarvey 00:46:55 JW Rosses A.C.50 53 Rosie McGarvey 00:47:10 JW Individual51 33 Mary Logue 00:50:57 W40+ Individual52 34 Patricia McCafferty 00:50:57 W50+ Individual53 52 Rebecca Mannion 00:50:57 JW IndividualANNAGRY 5K – ALL THE RESULTS AND TIMES was last modified: May 26th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S town councils will be axed, Donegal Daily has learned.Letterkenny, Buncrana, Ballyshannon and Bundoran will be done away with by Environment Minister Phil Hogan.Instead local electoral area councils – or borough councils – will represent much wider areas. However it is unclear if county councillors will run these new bodies, or if more councillors will actually exist after the proposals.It would mean, for example, Inishowen would have an Inishowen Borough Council.The proposals will affect councils nationally.It’s understood Mr Hogan will make the announcement tomorrow, Tuesday, or Wednesday. If he scraps town councils and replaces them with a much wider tier of local government, it will satisfy political party members and their supporters.But creating more councillor positions in the wake of revelations about the massive expenses already paid to existing representatives could spark a massive public backlash.Mr Hogan was booed earlier this evening in his own county when 20,000 Kilkenny fans turned on him during a homecoming for the All-Ireland hurling champions. DONEGAL’S TOWN COUNCILS WILL BE AXED was last modified: October 1st, 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) Tags:DONEGAL’S TOWN COUNCILS WILL BE AXEDlast_img read more

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first_img Bruschi, 32, originally planned to take a year off after the stroke in February and surgery to repair a small hole in his heart a month later. But as his health improved, Bruschi started traveling to see specialists and got favorable reports. Bruschi was cleared Sunday to return to practice this week, though the Patriots said the timetable will be left up to him and his family. Blake wins in Stockholm James Blake beat Paradorn Srichaphan 6-1, 7-6 (6) Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for his first European title. Blake, serving and returning well, has won 20 of his last 23 matches in ATP events. The sixth-seeded American was playing his first ATP event since reaching the U.S. Open quarterfinals, where he lost to Andre Agassi. “It was very important to me because half the tour is in Europe,” said Blake, who has three career titles. Blake raced ahead 4-0 in the first set at Royal Tennis Hall. He was threatened on serve only once when he fell behind in the fifth game. But he eventually held serve with an ace and broke Paradorn again. Igor Andreev won a title for the first time in his home country, overcoming leg and feet problems to beat Nicolas Kiefer of Germany 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the Kremlin Cup final in Moscow. Mary Pierce won the women’s event for her second Kremlin Cup title, a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Francesca Schiavone of Italy. Pierce, who also captured this tournament in 1998, will climb to a No. 5 ranking for the first time in five years. Ivan Ljubicic won his second straight title, beating Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the BA-CA Trophy final in Vienna. Ljubicic, who had 20 aces, won last week in Metz, France. The 26-year-old Croatian won his fourth career title, capturing two in 2004. Chivas loses finale Chivas USA coach Hans Westerhof couldn’t be happier with Chivas USA’s effort. They started in a flurry and ended in a flurry. The Goats finished the regular season with a team-high 26 shots and 13 shots on frame. But they couldn’t convert any of them. Guess that pretty much sums up their season. The visiting MetroStars, needing a victory to clinch a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference, secured it with a 2-0 victory in front of 17,395 at Home Depot Center on Sunday. Chivas, which could of passed Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference standings with a victory, instead finished with the league’s worst record at 4-23-6 (18 points). ‘We played good, but I’m so unhappy … again,” said a deflated Westerhoff. “We had chances to score three or four goals, and not one of them went in.” Michael Bradley scored in the 49th minute to give the Metros a 1-0 lead, and they sealed with an Amado Guevara goal in the final minute of injury time. The MetroStars received a huge performance from goalkeeper Tony Meola, who made several spectacular reaction saves that would have beat most keepers. “Yeah, he was great today,” said Westerhof. “I don’t know how he came up with some of them, but for sure, he was the difference.” — Fred J. Robledo Dodgers still looking Atlanta Braves hitting coach Terry Pendleton has been added to the Dodgers’ managerial mix and is scheduled for a formal interview on Wednesday, Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta said on Sunday. DePodesta said there also could be up to two more candidates interviewed, which would bring the total to eight. DePodesta also said he is considering some candidates with ties to Dodgers history, and although he wouldn’t name them, various sources said they were former Detroit bench coach Kirk Gibson, Texas pitching coach Orel Hershiser and former Dodgers outfielder Bobby Valentine, now the manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Japanese Pacific League. — Tony Jackson Americans tie With no professional women’s soccer league in America, a scaled-back national team schedule this year, and few willing to pursue opportunities overseas, the players in the U.S. national team’s pool have seen little action in 2005 and almost none the past three months. It showed Sunday afternoon, the Americans’ lack of sharpness defining a largely tedious 0-0 exhibition draw with Australia in front of 5,394 at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Stadium. — Scott French Collier results coming Autopsy results in the death of Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier will not be available until today at the earliest. The autopsy on the 7-foot, 260-pound player has been performed but other tests are needed, the coroner said. “Due to the weekend and the case volume of the pathologist, further testing will not begin until today,” coroner Lauren W. McDonald III said. “It would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of Mr. Collier’s death until further examinations are completed.” The 28-year-old player died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing in his home, according to his father. Formula none Michael Schumacher’s final race of 2005 was a dismal end to a season he’d rather forget. The seven-time world champion was forced to start from the pit lane Sunday after a prerace collision at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Then, 22 laps into the race, his car spun and he walked off the track. Schumacher’s dead-last finish marked the seventh time in this year’s 19-race season he earned no points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Doctors clear Bruschi to return New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi has been cleared by team doctors and could return to practice this week, eight months after suffering a mild stroke. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Dogs bite Wranglers With a lineup that looked more suited for opening day than Sunday night’s exhibition game, the Ice Dogs pounded the Las Vegas Wranglers, 5-1, before 2,792 at the Orleans Arena. The Ice Dogs, who beat the Wranglers, 3-2, in a shootout Friday in Long Beach, got power-play goals from Jason Sessa and Max Birbraer to take a 2-0 lead early in the second period. The Wranglers responded with a short-handed goal from Evan Schwabe midway through the second, but that was it against Greg Hewitt, who made 32 saves. In the third period, the Ice Dogs iced the game with three unanswered goals. Jimmy Bonneau scored in his debut to make it 3-1, and Birbraer added a pair of empty-net goals to complete the hat trick. last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: Daltaí Choláiste Ailigh ag baint sult as an BT Eolaí Óg san RDS.   PICTURE SPECIAL: DALTAÍ CHOLÁISTE AILIGH AG BAINT SULT AS AN BT EOLAÍ ÓG SAN RDS was last modified: January 8th, 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:BT Young ScientistColaiste Ailighexhibitionlast_img

Apple may unveil iMac with retina display with OS X Yosemite in October

first_imgIf leaked reports are to be believed, Apple is on the final stages of testing iMac desktop featuring retina display, which is expected to be released at its upcoming event in October, along with OS X Yosemite.Reportedly other than the improved Wi-Fi connectivity and enhanced processors, the new iMac comes in an ultra-slim built that mirrors present generation of iMac machines. It is being conjectured in the reports that the iMac desktop with retina display will sport a  5K display resolution indicating resolutions recorded in the most recent OS X Yosemite betas – 6400×3600 pixel, 5760×3240 pixel, and 4096×2304 pixel, one of which could eventually go to the proposed Retina show iMac.The present 21.5 inch iMac features 1920X1080 pixels while the bigger 27 inch variant features 2560X1440 pixels screen.Apart from the new iMac desktops the reports also mentions the improved iMovie and Final Cut Pro (FCP) applications which are expected to sport 4K video editing. Apple is also speculate to be gearing up to launch  on a 12-inch Macbook Air laptop and iPads.last_img read more

Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal pulls out of first singles match vs India due to Delhi belly

first_imgIndia received a big relief as Rafael Nadal pulled out of the first singles rubber just an hour before today’s clash at the Davis Cup. (Davis Cup: India face tough task against mighty Spain) Nadal has withdrawn from today’s singles tie because of an upset stomach. He was scheduled to play Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first game. However, world No. 26 Feliciano Lopez was immediately named as the 14-time Grand Slam champion’s replacement for the match. Ramanathan is ranked 137 in the world. (Have India wasted home advantage against Spain in Davis Cup? ) In today’s second tie, 28-year-old Saketh Myneni will take on world No.13 David Ferrer.last_img