November 8 will be a very important day in the history of not only modern American politics but the history of developing countries around the globe.It will be remembered as the day when millions of Americans send a clear message to the world about the type of politics they endorse and the qualities that one must possess in order to lead one of the most polarised yet fluid democracies in the world.The results of this election will no doubt set moral and ethical standards for the future generations of young people who aspire to create positive socioeconomic change, remove barriers and shatter prejudices and stereotypes related to race and sex, and create a space in the globe where equality and religious tolerance abound.So important is this election that we could witness the emergence of a new world agenda and school of thought that either promotes hate or love; tyranny or democracy; racial equality or race inequity; higher levels of religious tolerance and respect amongst diverse peoples or higher levels of race scepticism and untrustworthiness; development fuelled by a homogeneous American populace or a multiethnic and multidiverse populace standing tall on the principles of adult suffrage, affection and warmth as well as human rights.What is most remarkable is that the choice this time round for a person to replace Barack Obama in the Oval Office is simple. Or is it?There are those who would like to make the masses in the American society and by extension the world believe that there are two persons that could be chosen to unite the country and deliver on campaign goals aimed at tightening immigration policies, dealing with veterans and the continued presence of US troops overseas, especially in parts of the Middle East, curbing unemployment and undereducation and reducing graft, among other things. That is not true.There is only one choice and that individual is Hillary Clinton. Despite the continued hysteria, which I believe is misplaced by the way, over her handling of classified information via her private email address while serving as Secretary of State when compared to Republican candidate Donald Trump, she is an angel.Trump over the past year even proved that he could not be trusted and is unfit to be the next president of such a powerful country in global affairs. Can you imagine what Trump’s legacy would have been like and what his impact on world affairs would feel like? Also think about the damage most of his policies related to immigration could have on small-state economies like ours in South America and other developing countries such as Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil in Latin America.I have never seen a politician test the fate, patience and tolerance of a voting populace like Trump has over these past few months. It was controversy after controversy and drama after drama, yet his theatrical skills succeeded in blinding the populace into believing that a Trump presidency could actually deliver a better tomorrow.What is far more dangerous is that sections of the American media are engaged in deceitful tactics aimed at normalising flamboyant rants and outbreaks as well as his racist chatter. Gatekeepers cannot allow this to happen as there must be no more politicians of his kind creeping up and seeking to rule on the basis of white supremacy, the colour of their hair, wealth, creed or religion.The US needs a stronger sober-minded and lesser dramatic person to continue the work started by President Obama and I dare say Bill Clinton too. It needs a leader who is just and a poster boy/girl for ethnic and social justice, human rights, equality, ending racism in all forms and a lesser brutish yet reworked immigration policy.America is great not because its people have a monopoly on wealth or technology when compared to other countries in the world. It is great because it provides people from any part of the globe with the opportunity to live a dream, the American dream.This is a dream characterised and most times pursued by Third World immigrants, lower casts of people in various locales, vulnerable groups and those seeking to leave their mark on the world.I cannot see how the same levels of respect and optimism for American culture, politics and ideals can continue to obtain under a Trump presidency given all the disrespectful, shady and morally wrong things he has said and done as well as continue to say and do during his elections campaign.On November 8, Americans must unite to give him a taste of his own high-drama show “The Apprentice”. He must not be given a free pass or keys to the most powerful position in the world.They must Trump Donald Trump and he must forever remember the words “you’re fired” from politics unless you reform, reorganise and rebuild your platform to reflect modern day norms, mores and paradigms.
Dear Editor,The APNU+AFC regime is now using kerfuffling as dark art to trick people. The recent request of the M&CC to suspend the parking meter contract is a trick, hoping to buy time for the protests to disappear; but the people cannot be fooled so easily. Rather than immediate revocation, APNU+AFC’s timid request for a three-month suspension only heightens the suspicion that there is something unholy about the parking meter contract. The arrogance of SCS, the parking meter company, in its refusal to comply and attempt to disavow a Cabinet decision this week adds to the suspicion of corruption that goes all the way to the belly of the APNU+AFC. What gives SCS such spunk? Citizens, in their individual capacities and as part of various organisations – political, civil and cultural – have made their feelings clear from the start: the parking meter contract is a corrupt deal, among the most corrupt in our history, and is a “contract from hell”. Citizens are not ambiguous, they are explicit and clear – the contract must be revoked.This past Thursday, people came out in overwhelming numbers for the 7th straight week to demand the termination of the contract. No one is asking any more for reduced rates and less punitive measures, everyone is demanding the revocation. The solidarity of the citizens had political support from the PPP even before the public protests started. Now the AFC and the WPA, partners in the APNU+AFC coalition, have also come out supporting revocation.But the Government, a coalition that includes the PNC, WPA and AFC, remains stubborn, twisting like a pretzel in finding ways for the protest to go away. Having reviewed the contract and allowing it to be implemented, and having provided the empowering platform, the parking meter by-laws, APNU+AFC first sought to placate people by negotiating with the M&CC and the SCS to reduce the parking rates. They followed by asking for the suspension of the wheel clamping. As the protests persisted, APNU+AFC – last week, through Joseph Harmon – announced that they are awaiting further inputs from the citizens before taking further action. It was a galling insult to the Guyanese people, whose views have been clear by their public protests, town hall meetings, letters to the Government, letters in the media, social media protests, etc. for several months now.In the midst of the 7th protest, APNU+AFC announced that Cabinet has requested the M&CC to suspend the contract for three months. But the call for a suspension is another trick, as APNU+AFC twists even more than the most twisted pretzel. Given that individuals in the Government have expressed their agreement with the people that the contract is indeed a “contract from hell,” and given that the AFC and the WPA have now come out and denounced the contract, one has to wonder why APNU+AFC is sticking with the contract.APNU/AFC is hoping and betting that after three months the public scorn for this contract would “cool off” and the contract would quietly be resumed. They are completely underestimating the revulsion the people have for the “contract from hell”.Something is rotten in this deal, and the reluctance of APNU+AFC to act decisively exposes the complicity of APNU+AFC.Mark my word: in three months’ time, the protests will still be alive! APNU+AFC will not be able to trick people. There is nothing more for us to find out in another review of the contract. It is a “contract from hell”, as the reviews by the Ministries of Legal Affairs and Finance revealed before. There is nothing new that APNU+AFC can discover in the next three months.The only decent thing right now is for the complete and unequivocal revocation of the contract.Sincerely,Dr. Leslie Ramsammy
Management of the APM Terminals Liberia and the Dock Workers Union of Liberia (DOWUL), the mother union of the APM Terminals workers, yesterday began negotiating the signing of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).The agreement will seek the welfare of all employees of the National Port Authority (NPA) and APM Terminals (due payers) against unfair labor practice and provide better salaries and incentives, including medical and transportation.The CBA, which is expected to be signed shortly, will finance training workshops for elected officers in the Trade Union Movement (TUM), encourage female participation in other activities, including seminars and conferences, both local and international.DOWUL President, Madam Jackie N. W. Doe, commended President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for her strong leadership in the country’s economy which, according to her, has resulted in more developments, such as coming of APM Terminals.On behalf of DOWUL, Madam Doe welcomed the agreement “with open-heart” and said they stand ready to work. “I believe that the signing of the CBA will help our people live a better life,” she noted.She said the agreement, when signed, will constructively engage management and aggrieved workers at all times to ensure stability in the workplace.Also speaking, the Managing Director of APM Terminals Liberia, George G. Adjei, said the company is at the moment operating in more than 100 countries. He assured that the management of APM Terminals will be pleased to sign such an agreement with DOWUL.Mr. Adjei said employees’ welfare is very essential and as such, he urged the union to come to the table so that they can work together as one family.For his part, Assistant Minister of Labor for Trade Union and Social Dialogue, Emmett Crayton, lauded both parties for the CBA and expressed the hope that the discussion would be fruitful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“In 2023, does it mean we’ll not tap PBA players? Maybe we’ll do. Two, three names?” he said.“How can you not consider a June Mar Fajardo? By that time, he’s 31. That’s still the peak of his career. How can you not consider [a multiple] MVP [winner]? We’ll be needing his size; we’ll be needing his experience.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ Panlilio, the Meralco Bolts’ governor who joined his team in the PBA Finals’ presser in Eastwood City in Libis, said that the basketball leadership is working on the double to prepare for the Fiba Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers, which unfolds over a month from now.And part of the steps is naming an interim coach and growing the pool for the window of games to be played on Feb. 20 and 23 against Thailand and Indonesia, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“The foundation is already there. The challenge now is sustainability. Right now, the [immediate] task is [figuring out] how to be better every time,” Panlilio said.“It’s forming the team, creating the program, bringing that core team to the United States in preparation for the windows,” he added. ‘Fixed slots’ eyed as solution to gasping women’s NT program Seven players have already been named to the pool. Five of them joined the PBA draft last December: Isaac Go, Rey Suerte, Allyn Bulanadi and brothers Matt and Mike Nieto.Thirdy Ravena and Jaydee Tungcab were then recently added to the pool, according to Panlilio.The list of talents should grow in the coming days, while the interim coach is set to be named in the “next week or so,” Panlilio said.Pros won’t be out of the picture still as the SBP hopes to augment the pool with PBA stars to make the team competitive by February.It’s an approach he believes will still be relevant come 2023, when the Philippine hosts the Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Al Panlilio, president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), said one of the federation’s biggest lessons from the past decade was acknowledging that patching up a national squad on the fly doesn’t quite get the job done.“There are weaknesses [in the] old formula,” he told reporters on Saturday. “That’s why this time, we have to build a dedicated national team.”ADVERTISEMENT Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas View comments MOST READ More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Dear Editor,The National Tosahos’ Council (NTC) is expressing its deep concern over the numerous articles published in the media by someone purporting to represent the indigenous peoples of Guyana and accusing the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) of malpractice at various levels.The NTC wishes to distance itself from this(ese) organization(s) or person(s) and categorically state that those views and articles do not represent the indigenous position.It must also be noted that the NTC sees these articles not only as contrary to constructive ongoing dialogue with the IDB as civil society partners, but also as irresponsible in nature considering the IDB’s role in Guyana as a development partner to Guyana.From the signing of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) project agreement in February 2014, there have been funds that have been budgeted for institutional support for the NTC and other indigenous NGO’s.In December 2014 funds were initially disbursed to the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) as the executing agency to facilitate the commencement of the FCPF project as determined by the GFC but laid dormant.As of June 2015, no activities related to the project had taken place and to avoid cancellation of the project, the IDB recalled the initial disbursement of funds advanced to the GFC to reset the clock on the funds and the project.The IDB has formally communicated to and confirmed to the NTC and the indigenous beneficiary NGOs of the FCPF project, that all resources remain available to the project and to the Government of GuyanaMost recently it was identified to the indigenous NGOs that the new implementing agency for the FCPF project is the Ministry of Natural Resources.This news now gives us – the NTC and applicable NGO’s, an opportunity, with the government’s support, to finally access these funds for institutional support for the NTC and other NGO’s to build our capacities for REDD+ as one priority area of the FCPF project.Also, the NTC and the FCPF beneficiary NGOs recently received a communication from the IDB in response to a letter sent to the World Bank and the IDB complaining of the conduct of the IDB’s Guyana office in handling the FCPF project. The IDB in keeping with its principles of transparency responded to the complainant’s concerns and shared their response and all the FCPF project documents and policy guidelines with the beneficiary stakeholdersIt would appear that the complainant to the World Bank, though knowledgeable of the IDB’s role in Guyana to support development, has made some accusations that may have arisen out of a lack of understanding of the IDB’s and the Government’s role in the LCDS and execution of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) project in Guyana, respectively.As per the contractual agreement between the IDB as the delivery partner and the Government of Guyana, the procurement and fiduciary functions of the FCPF project are the responsibility of the executing agency; now the ministry of Natural Resources. Contrary to what was written in the press, the project agreement and procurement plans which is publicly available on the IDB’s website does not cater for any direct transfer of funds to any other organization or entity.Based on the letter sent to the IDB and the IDB’s communication to the beneficiary stakeholders, the NTC has formally submitted a request to the IDB for an independently facilitated meeting engaging ALL stakeholders to the FCPF project to clear up all issues – real and perceived – as it relates to the FCPF project, the IDB’s role, and the Government of Guyana’s role in the implementation of the project.We are of the expectation that all stakeholders, including the ones publishing in the media, will be in attendance when such invitation is issued to avoid any missed opportunities to appropriately communicate to the relevant personnel all their concerns regarding the funds, implementing agency, and institutional conduct – if so desired.This, we firmly believe, is the most appropriate mode to achieve the transparency and accountability that is sought by the various authors of the various articles and may prove exceptionally useful to alleviating any fears or misunderstanding of the various stakeholders’ positions.The NTC looks forward to this meeting and to the potential it holds to achieving the objectives laid out in the NTC’s request.The National Toshaos Council is a body comprised of all the Toshaos of all the 212 indigenous communities of Guyana. As such we are charged with representing all 75 000 plus indigenous peoples of our 9+ indigenous nationsSincerely,Lenox ShumanVice ChairNational Tosahos’Council
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has urged his side to build on their first Premier League win of the season, after Ashley Barnes’ header secured a 1-0 victory over Hull at a bouncing Turf Moor.The Clarets, who had been the only team in the top four divisions of English football still without a win to their name in 2014-15 before kick-off, remain bottom of the table but the gap between them and safety stood at only two points at the final whistle.But, while the manager’s delight at having seen his side secure maximum points was clear following the final whistle, Dyche was also keen to emphasise: “At the end of the day, it is not about one win.“It’s great – I’ll enjoy it, don’t get me wrong. But there is more than one needed. We know that the journey takes a lot more than one win.”Yet, the Clarets boss had no doubt the single win in itself would provide a significant mental boost for the club.He added: “It is important to get that first win, of course – psychologically for the players, for their belief, and for the town’s belief that we can at least compete and give everything in this division to make what everyone is saying is the impossible possible. That is our job.“[But] the players didn’t go overboard about it.“Our internal view is different to the outside view. We have been frustrated by games and felt we deserved wins already, and haven’t got them.“We have a great honesty here and a great positive reality with the group. They get the situation.“Someone said to me last week about being ‘cock-a-hoop’ – the players are not cock-a-hoop. But they are very pleased their work has got them a reward, which is their first win.”Asked if he felt this result had been deserved, Dyche said: “Yes, I think so.“In the first half I thought we were excellent, but you go in at half-time and think ‘is it going to be one of those games again?’“I mentioned that to the lads – weirdly, I actually gave them a bit at half-time, because I said this was not a situation where it was going to be ‘good old Burnley’ again.“We know that doing all right or well is not good enough – you need to do even better. So I was pleased with the way they came out in the second half, and we got the goal.“A marker has been laid down. We have our first win and everyone feels better about themselves. So for sure, we are very happy.”
ULSTER CHAMPIONS Gaoth Dobhair will defend Dr Maguire next weekend against Bundoran as the quarter-final draws were made this evening.The draws were conducted at Pairc Naomh Columba in Glenswilly.Kilcar, the 2017 champions, will face old south-west foes Killybegs in a feisty quarter-final meeting. St Eunan’s scraped through to the last eight after Conall Dunne’s late point and seven scores by Niall O’Donnell secured a dramatic draw away to St Michael’s.The Cathedral Town men will face Milford, who qualified as group winners, in another quarter-final, while Naomh Conaill will also be in derby action. The Glenties men, who have lost the last two senior finals, will take on Glenfin, who secured a last eight berth in their first year back at senior level.In the senior championship relegation play-offs, Malin will take on Four Masters with Dungloe meeting Ardara and the losers to meet to determine who drops to the 2020 Intermediate Championship.There is a tasty meeting of Naomh Columba and St Naul’s from Division 2 in the Intermediate Championship quarter-finals, while Aodh Ruadh will face a resurgent Naomh Muire. Division 1 Cloughaneely will meet Naomh Colmcille after topping their group, while Naomh Brid and Red Hughs will meet again next weekend having crossed swords last night.Burt will get two chances at Intermediate Championship survive after being drawn against Naomh Ultan in a survival semi-final with the loser of that tie to take on Downings,In the Junior Championship, favourites Buncrana have been handed an Inishowen derby against Moville, while Letterkenny Gaels have been paired with Carndonagh.The draws were also made for the Senior B and Intermediate B quarter-finals.SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS Kilcar v KillybegsNaomh Conaill v GlenfinGaoth Dobhair v BundoranMilford v St Eunan’s SENIOR B QUARTER-FINALSKilcar v GlenswillySt Eunan’s v TermonGlenfin v DungloeNaomh Conaill v Gaoth DobhairSENIOR RELEGATIONMalin v Four MastersDungloe v ArdaraINTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALSNaomh Columba v St Naul’sAodh Ruadh v Naomh MuireCloughaneely v Naomh ColmcilleNaomh Brid v Red HughsINTERMEDIATE B QUARTER-FINALSNaomh Columba v CloughaneelyRed Hughs v Burt/Naomh BridSt Naul’s v Naomh MuireGaeil Fhánada v Aodh RuadhINTERMEDIATE RELEGATIONBurt v Naomh UltanDownings v ByeJUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALSLetterkenny Gaels v CarndonaghUrris v Na RossaBuncrana v MovilleNaomh Padraig, Muff v St Mary’s, ConvoyDerby days ahead: Here are all the Championship quarter-final draws was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal IFC2019 Donegal JFC2019 Donegal SFCGaoth DobhairkilcarKillybegsMilfordSt Eunans
Romelu Lukaku starts in his place as Solskjaer makes six changes for the clash at Molineux.Meanwhile, Ryan Bennett returns to the Wolves starting XI for Tuesday night game.The defender has completed a two-match suspension in the Premier League after receiving his 10th yellow card of the season in the competition during the home win over Cardiff a month ago. 1 huge blow RANKED ADVICE REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has been ruled out of the Premier League trip to Wolves through illness.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are looking to go third in the Premier League as the race for the top four heats up. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Here are the teams in full: Wolves: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Vinagre, Jimenez, Jota.Subs: Ivan Cavaleiro, Helder Costa, Gibbs-White, Jonny, John Ruddy, Saiss, Traore.Man Utd: de Gea, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Dalot, Lukaku, Lingard.Subs: Jones, Mata, Martial, Andreas Pereira, Rojo, Romero, Matic. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Middlesbrough vs Bristol City (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland (Wednesday 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Liverpool (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Huddersfield vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Bristol Rovers (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Wolves (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Rashford has been taken ill LIVE ON talkSPORT BEST OF no dice Arsenal took control of the race for the Champions League qualifying spots with a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday night.United cannot afford to drop points and face a tough task against a team who eliminated them from the Fa Cup just last month.England striker Rashford has been in red hot form this season, reaching double figures with his strike in the 2-1 defeat of Watford on Saturday. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions
Photographer Brian Marley took a stunning video on his drone of St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny.The aerial view reveals the perfect cross shape which is not so obvious from the inside! To keep up with Brian you can find him on Instagram @brian_marleyDDTV: Video captures the immense beauty of St. Eunan’s Cathedral was last modified: January 7th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Brian MarleyDDTVdroneSt.Eunan’s Cathedral
As local students prepare for their big Graduation Day at LYIT, Sister Sara’s Superpub is ready for the afterparty!The popular bar has lined up a top dinner menu and live entertainment for Graduation Day on Friday 26th October.Students won’t have far to go to start their celebrations after being awarded their degrees. Sister Sara’s on the Port Road is promising a fun night with a party atmosphere all day. Live band ‘Undercover’ are playing from 9pm, followed by DJ Paddy Friel.The new Sara’s Kitchen has a delicious three-course menu for the day, served in the stylish surroundings of the new-look pub.This afterparty is a night not to be missed. Call 0749122238 to book your table now. Sister Sara’s to be this year’s graduation party destination was last modified: October 18th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:graduation daylyit graduationsSister Sara’s