By Jarryl BryanThe Parliamentary Opposition is raising concerns about the status of at least two constitutional agencies which were supposed to have been established by the Government but which seem to have been buried despite sums of money being budgeted for them.During a press conference on Saturday, former Attorney General Anil NandlallFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlalldrew the media’s attention to amendments to the Coroners Act and the Law Reform Commission (LRC) for which Government had approached the National Assembly last year and had money budgeted.“The Coroners’ Act is that Act which authorizes inquests to be done when a suspicious death occurs. You are aware that since 2016 we passed amendments to the Coroners’ Act. (The amendments) provided for a new structure that would allow for additional coroners to be appointed in every magisterial district.”According to Nandlall, the house was told that this was a matter of great urgencyThe Coroners’ Bill is designed to make inquests easier to holdand that President David Granger had made this commitment during the 2015 General and Regional elections campaign.“Well, we are concluding the year 2017, the Act was passed nearly two years ago, and we are exactly where we were before the amendments. Monetary allocations were made for these decisions to be implemented.“You would recall that another bill came in 2016, which sought to establish a Law Reform Commission. Again, monies were allocated, and up to now, the Law Reform Commission has not been established. So we don’t know what the statusThere is no word from Government on the Law Reform Commissionof those funds is and where are they.”In this regard, Nandlall questioned whether the monies allocated have been sent back to the Consolidated Fund.This publication has itself sought answers on the Law Reform Commission during successive post-Cabinet press conferences. However, Minister of State Joseph Harmon would reveal that the matter is not one which is before Cabinet.The Law Reform Commission has one of the most vital functions of any commission in Guyana. It is supposed to reform and upgrade all possible legislation in Guyana in order to ensure they are in line with international best practices.According to the Law Reform Act, No. 4 of 2016, the Commission will have the duty to “keep under review all the law applicable to Guyana with a view to its systematic development and reform, including in particular the modification of any branch of the law, the elimination of anomalies, and the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments.”The commission is also mandated by the law to “receive and consider suggestions for the reform of the law”. These suggestions, according to the Act, can be made on the invitation of the Commission, and can come from judges, public officials, lawyers, and the general public.The Commission also has to “prepare and submit to the Minister specific programmes for the examination of different branches of the law with a view to reform, including recommendations as to whether such examination should be carried out by the commission or some other body.”In order to fulfil its functions, the Commission is allowed to set up “law reform committees” that would examine particular aspects of the law to make their recommendations. Staffing of these committees, according to Section 8 (2) of the Act, does not have to be restricted to legal professionals.Speaking on the LRC, Attorney General Basil Williams had argued that the Commission would undo the laws Guyana inherited from the United Kingdom before independence. “Many (of which) are archaic and irrelevant to our society,” he had said.There are a number of legislative acts likely to be scrutinised and changed if the Commission comes on stream. These include laws pertaining to the Public Procurement Commission (PPC), laws criminalising same-sex relations, and laws regarding possession of marijuana.CoronersOn January 14, 2016, the National Assembly had passed the Coroners’ Amendment Bill 2015 after a heated and lengthy debate between the Government and Opposition.According to the amended Bill, at present, the magistrate of the magisterial district in which an unnatural death occurs is the coroner. If that magistrate cannot conveniently or speedily be found, or is unable to act, the nearest Justice of the Peace who is able to act shall be the coroner. A coroner is defined as a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes.The amendments to the Act effected by the Bill do not affect the law as it stands, apart from widening the meaning of a coroner. According to the explanatory memorandum, the amendment provides for the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to appoint fit and proper persons to be coroners for the country.A coroner shall also have the powers, privileges, rights and jurisdiction of a magistrate and justice of the peace as are necessary for the performance of his duties.In his presentation prior to the Bill being deliberated on, Attorney General Basil Williams stated that Government was moving to have this Bill passed since there were a number of families who needed closure on the death of their loved ones.
“This weekend was intended as a test weekend as we put new transmission setup in the car last Friday. Just needs a little adjustment and all is good.”In the meantime, while still in Vegas, Kowalski says he has his 1970 Chevrolet Nova with him and will be racing in the Spring Fling from Tuesday, April 16, to the 20.Following Las Vegas, Kowalski will be heading off to Boise, Idaho, from May 3 to the 5, with his Nova for the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Nitro Opener at Firebird Raceway. LAS VEGAS, N.V. – Dave Kowalski, of Fort St. John, is in Las Vegas for the start of the 2019 National Hot Rod Association season.Also down in Las Vegas is Mike Lucas with his 1968 1250 hp Chevrolet Camaro and Matt Dohm.Over the weekend, Kowalski was qualifying for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division Race with his Corvette.- Advertisement -During the qualifiers, Kowalski says he was able to run his Corvette 6.16 seconds at 225 mph qualifying in the number two spot but later ran into difficulties such as the transmission not shifting properly into fifth gear.“With the vette, we ran 6.16 seconds at 225 mph qualifying us in the number two spot. We suffered a burnt piston as the engine hit the rev limiter at 10,200 rpm. The transmission didn’t shift from fourth gear to fifth so unfortunately, that put us out for the weekend.”Despite those setbacks causing him not to advance, Kowalski says this past weekend was intended as a test weekend since he recently put in a new transmission. He adds that his car will be good after some adjustments.Advertisement
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Saturday’s rain storm knocked out power to thousands and caused damage to property all over the B.C. Peace.With wind gusts of up to 63 km/h and heavy rain at times, the storm left over 3,000 customers without power in the B.C. Peace Saturday. The worst hit was the community of Tumbler Ridge. There were two large outages in the community that started just before 12 p.m. Saturday. Crews weren’t able to restore power until after 10 p.m., but the community is still in the dark as Hydro had planned a 6 hour power outage for Sunday morning from 6 a.m. until 12 p.m. According to Environment Canada, the Fort St. John Airport received 48.6 mm of rain Saturday and may have set a new record. The old record was from 1966 when the community received 48.5 mm.- Advertisement -Dawson Creek saw 45.6 mm of rain beating the old record of 23 mm from 1991. Fort Nelson on the other hand only saw a small amount of rain Saturday with a precipitation total of 15.3 mm. Higher elevations outside of Tumbler Ridge even saw snow.Around Fort St. John the storm knocked down several trees with some landing on decks and others landing on area roads. The 242 road was closed temporarily while residents removed a tree from the road.Maura sent us this photo from her deck in Charlie Lake. The strong winds knocked the tree onto her deck narrowly missing her home.Advertisement The video below from Facebook shows a boat being pushed around Charlie Lake during the storm.Video Playerhttp://www.energeticcity.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/14180197_1668034170179871_1982173369_n.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Some higher elevations even saw snow during the Aug 27 storm. – Facebook imageThe forecast still calls for more rain in the region. The latest forecast suggests we could see rain every day from now until Friday September 2.Have a story to share from yesterday’s storm? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include any pictures or video.Advertisement
1 Bastian Bastian Schweinsteiger will leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to teammate Joshua Kimmich.Speaking at a press conference to confirm his arrival at the Bundesliga giants from Stuttgart, Kimmich admitted he was upset to see the Germany captain leave the club.“It’s a shame to lose a quality player like Bastian Schweinsteiger,” he said.The 30-year-old has been linked with a £15million move to Manchester United this summer, and is widely expected to join Louis van Gaal’s side in the coming days. Bastian Schweinsteiger
Division 2CLG BnaG v MalinMoyle Park, Saturday @ 4.30 & 6pm The final home game of the season will be a historic event this Saturday as our Seniors collect the Division 2 title for the first time in the Clubs history. The Seniors and Reserves will take on Malin, who are preparing for a Senior Championship quarter final, with the cup being presented afterwards.The support all season at home and away has been fantastic and it would be great to see as large a crowd as possible down for the presentation on Saturday to mark a significant achievement. There will be plenty of tea and refreshments available after the game as well as an underage match at half time. We would encourage as many people as possible to please come out and get behind the lads and join in the celebrations afterwards. Throw in times are at 4.30pm for the Reserves with the Seniors at 6pm.*Division 2*CLG BnaG 2-15 St Nauls 1-11 It wasn’t a vintage performance from the boys on Saturday but nevertheless they got the deserved 2 points against a battling St Nauls that were fighting for their Division 2 survival. They got off to a nightmare start when a soft St Nauls penalty gave the visitors a 1-1 to no score lead after 6 minutes. Again though the boys grew into the game and despite a big penalty claim for themselves late in the half going unanswered, went in ahead at the break 0-7 to 1-3 thanks to some great points from Luke Barrett, Gary Merritt, Christopher Barrett and Cathal Mc Gettigan. Early in the second half the boys got a stroke of luck to further their lead when a Sean Black effort from distance slipped through the keepers hands and into the back of the net. Na Galloglaigh were much improved in the second half but never put St Nauls to the sword and they kept battling back, despite being reduced to 14 men midway through the half. Some nice scores from distance by Nauls were traded with some lovely quick moves for scores from Na Galloglaigh, and one of those moves resulted in a great second goal. From a short kick out Tj Evesson played a great ball in that was brilliantly caught by PJ Hagan who fed Darragh Black off the shoulder to finish to the net. From then on Na Galloglaigh always had the Mountcharles men at arms length and seen out the game for a comfortable 2-15 to 1-11 win. With Four Masters losing to MacCumhaills on Sunday it opened up a 5 point lead at the top of the table and secured a historic league victory for Danny and his team. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, TJ Evesson, Gary Merritt (0-1), Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Sean Black (1-0), David Curley, Luke Barrett (0-2), Cathal McGettigan (0-5), PJ Hagan (0-2), Christopher Barrett (0-4), Kyle Black (0-1). Subs: Pauric Curley for Sheridan (HT), Darragh Black for K. Black (1-0) 45m, Anthony Fisher for L. Barrett (50m), Gavin Grier for Evesson (55m), Enda McHugh for Hagan (60m), Martin Doyle, Dean Burgess, Brandon Toye, Caolan Bolton*U15 Development Squad*Well done to Conor Coll and Rory O’Donnell who featured in the U15 Development squad that played their final blitz of the season with games against Antrim, Down and Derry in Owenbeg.*Minor Championship*Glenswilly v CLG BnaGGlenswilly, Friday @ 6.30pm Our Minors take on Glenswilly this Friday in the semi final of the Div 2 Northern Minor Championship. The game throws in at 6.30pm and there will be extra time if necessary. Red Hughs play Cloughaneely in the other semi final. All support greatly appreciated.*Intermediate Championship*CLG BnaG v Naomh BridConvoy, Saturday 24th at 4.30pm. (Convoy) CLG BnaG V Naomh Columba (Reserve Championship) 3pm. (Convoy)All support greatly appreciated.Red Hughs face Muff in the Junior A Championship in Convoy on Friday night.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 7-10-17-21. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Grace McFadden, Cian McGettigan, David Curley, and Mary & Fergus McGinley. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,180.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751Milford face Naomh Bríd in Intermediate Championship clash next Friday was last modified: September 20th, 2016 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:GAAIntermediate ChampionshipMilfordSport
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDORA – Four people were arrested, seven cars impounded and 27 citations issued in a sting conducted over two days by state agents and Glendora detectives and code enforcement workers, officials said Thursday. Twenty-seven people were lured to an undisclosed location in Glendora on Wednesday and Thursday and asked to give bids on repairs at a vacant house, said Glendora police Sgt. Virgil Weber. The sting was conducted by undercover agents from the Contractors State License Board, which contacted the Glendora Police Department a few weeks ago for permission to use the Glendora site. Three people who showed up Thursday were cited and released for driving without a license or insurance, Weber said. Others were cited for using an illegal contractor’s license, asking for excessive down payments, driving with a suspended license and traffic warrants. Sylvia Fathauer, 60, of Glendora was arrested on an unrelated case on suspicion of grand theft and was released on $20,000 bail, Weber said. All 27 people who received citations were unlicensed, said Glendora police Lt. Joe Ward. “We were very busy. Almost every single person who showed up didn’t have a license,” Ward said. Ward said the people were also cited by Glendora for failing to have a business license. The state agency recommends homeowners looking to have house repairs done should get three bids, check out the people by calling the 24-hour hotline at (800) 321-2752 and check the person’s driver license when they show up to be sure they are who they say they are. Ward said contractors should charge 10 percent of the bid amount, or a maximum of $1,000 as a down payment. Ward said unlicensed contractors usually do poor work, don’t finish the job and often don’t have proper insurance. “Hopefully, this will deter them and encourage people in this area of the San Gabriel Valley to get their license and do things the right way,” he said. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108
Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Story Links Box Score (PDF) Live Stats 1350 ESPN Photos Preview DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome costly turnovers and a tall Iowa lineup Saturday afternoon as the Bulldogs lost to Iowa, 90-64, in the first game of the Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena.The Hawkeyes, the nation’s seventh tallest team, used their height advantage to force Drake, the nation’s eighth shortest team, to take tough shots as well as cutting off passing lanes inside. Iowa tallied 52 points in the paint, doubling Drake’s total and the Hawkeyes outrebounded the Bulldogs, 41-24. Iowa’s size also helped force Drake (5-6) into 19 turnovers which Iowa took advantage of with 25 points off turnovers.”I’m disappointed in how we played today,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “That’s a good Iowa team that is a really tough matchup for us, physically. But I feel like we really didn’t give ourselves a chance with the turnovers.”Junior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) led the Bulldogs with 14 points despite only playing 15 minutes due to foul trouble. Senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) recorded 13 points and three assists.”I think we’re a lot better team that what we showed,” Timmer said. “We have to be better and we’ll get better.”Iowa (6-6) had four players score in double figures and were led by Tyler Cook with a game-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting. Jordan Bohannon tallied 15 points and seven assists, while Nicholas Baer registered a double-double with 14 rebounds and 11 points. Freshman Luka Garza managed to score 13 of Iowa’s 27 points off the bench.”Baer was really good today,” Medved said. “He played with a lot of energy and was a key for them today.”Drake came out of the gate with energy, getting on the board first with a McGlynn alley-oop off a pass from De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.). After that, both teams traded punches and Iowa led by one, 7-6, at the first media timeout.With 7:15 left in the opening half, freshman Noah Thomas drained a three-pointer, giving Drake which would be its largest lead of the game, 25-21.”We played hard early, but the turnovers were really deflating,” Medved said. “We had a chance there and the game was in the balance. We’d get a stop and give it right back to them. That took the wind out of our sails.”Iowa increased its defensive pressure with a three-quarter court press, turning it into a 13-0 run and taking a 34-25 led with 3:32 left in the half. Drake’s Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) nailed a three-pointer to stop the run, but Iowa went on to take a 40-33 lead into halftime.The Bulldogs shot 50 percent from three-point range in the first half, including a pair of threes for McMurray and Woodward. McMurray and Woodward finished their afternoons with 11 and six points, respectively.The second-half began with the scoring going back and forth for the first few minutes, before the Hawkeyes used a 15-5 run to take a 63-44 lead with 11:54 left in the game. After Iowa took a 25-point lead, 75-50, the Bulldogs battled back with their largest run of the game, 8-0, to cut Iowa’s lead to 17 points, 75-58, with 6:39 left to play. However, Drake’s push didn’t last long enough as Iowa brought their lead back up to 21, 79-58 with four minutes to go. That sizeable deficit was too much for the Bulldogs to overcome in the final few minutes as Iowa cruised to the 90-64 victory.Drake returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 19, as the Bulldogs travels to South Dakota State. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version at South Dakota State 12/19/2017 – 7 p.m. Box Score (HTML) Full Schedule Roster
Patrick Gildea Hairdressing has been awarded the people’s choice “Best Salon in Ireland” by Ireland’s Top Celebrity Magazine RSVP.The amazing achievement comes after great success in many other awards this year including RSVP’s Best Salon in Ulster and The Irish Hairdressing Federation’s Best Hairdresser in Ulster.The RSVP awards have been hugely successful for a number of years representing the Crème de la Crème of the hairdressing industry. This year it was even more competitive with 38 salons battling it out to be crowned the “The Best Salon in Ireland”, votes were cast in all four corners of the country but in the end there was only one winner!Commenting on this prestigious Award Patrick said “Our team are absolutely delighted with the recognition we have received this year and to be given the title of “Best Salon in Ireland” as voted by the people is absolutely amazing.“We take great pride in representing Donegal in the Hairdressing industry and are thrilled that so many people wanted to vote for us. It means so much to everyone. This is a fantastic achievement for our team and we would like to thank everyone for voting”.RSVP said the RSVP Hair Awards 2019 want to reward those salons, stylists, colourists and creative geniuses who continuously push the boundaries in a very competitive industry. A spokesman said “We recently asked people to vote on where is the best place to get your hair done in Ireland – and you have spoken. Thousands of votes were cast, but only one could emerge as winner – and you have voted Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, Donegal as the best place to get your hair done, from colour to styling.“Your locks couldn’t be in safer hands with this team of 30 who ooze passion, energy and are constantly striving for excellence. Congratulations once again to the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team.”Donegal Hairdressing Salon is best in Ireland says RSVP magazine! was last modified: June 4th, 2019 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:hairdressingmagazinePatrick GildeaRSVP
Gunther Cunningham, who spent a lifetime as a football coach, including stops with Stanford, Cal and the Los Angeles Raiders, died Saturday. He was 72.The announcement was made by the Detroit Lions, for whom Cunningham worked last. The Detroit Free Press reported that the one-time Walnut Creek resident died of cancer.“Gunther Cunningham will forever be remembered as one of the great men of our game,” the Lions said in a statement. “He left a lasting impact on every person who was fortunate …
Various neighbourhoods in Mahikeng will be upgraded. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEC Mahlakeng Mahlakeng announced the R33-million public investment. (Image: NWPG) MEDIA CONTACTS • Matshube Mfoloe Head of Communication Gauteng Department of Education +27 18 387 2447or +27 82 305 4594 RELATED ARTICLES • New ambulances for North West • Facelift for Athlone Station site • R4-billion for 4.5-million jobs • New centre to foster science careersBongani NkosiMahikeng, the capital of the North West province, will receive a R33-million (US$4.8-million) government-funded facelift to transform it into a model city.The provincial government announced the investment on 18 January 2011 in response to concerns that infrastructure in Mahikeng has been deteriorating.Part of the aim is to elevate the city to standards expected of a provincial capital city. “The R33-million is just a drop in an ocean if indeed we really want to give Mahikeng the look and a feel of what a capital city of the province should be,’’ said MEC for Public Works, Roads and Transport Mahlakeng Mahlakeng.Priority projects, which will begin soon, include refurbishing government buildings in Mahikeng and upgrading roads there.Mahikeng was known as Mafikeng until its name was officially changed in 2010.The neighbouring town of Mmabatho, where other government buildings are located, will also score from the investment with upgrades set to take place there as well.“My department will fast-track the refurbishment and the proper maintenance of government buildings, especially office buildings in Mahikeng and Mmabatho,” said Mahlakeng.He added that the ultimate aim is to attract further investments to spruce up Mahikeng. “I will also approach the National Department of Public Works … to find out from them how they can contribute in this massive project to give Mahikeng a desired facelift.” The R33-million in funding has been sourced from the budgets of other programmes being run by the North West Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport. Mahlakeng pointed out that this would not “compromise any of our other programmes and activities before the end of the financial year in March 2011”. The department will go all out to encourage other provincial departments, as well as the Mahikeng Local Municipality and the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, to help raise more funds for facelift projects, he added. “I will persuade them to dig very deep into their coffers to match our R33-million pledge and even go beyond.”Projects will form part of the government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), which has created jobs for many of South Africa’s unemployed youngsters. Adopted in 2004, EPWP aims to reduce the unemployment rate by creating 4.5-million full- and part-time jobs.Fixing roads after torrential rainsThe North West’s roads have been affected by the torrential rain that’s recently fallen in most parts of South Africa, and the problem of potholes has been exacerbated.The province has injected more than R180-million ($26-million) into major road repairs and maintenance following the bad weather. A total of 28 municipalities across the country, including four in the North West, have been declared disaster areas.Contractors for road maintenance and repairs will be appointed very soon, according to the MEC. “At least six roads per district will be resealed, patched and marked before the end of the month,’’ he said.Construction of a tarred road between Ganyesa and Tlakgameng, two districts within the province, is also expected to start soon.