House-to-house registration cannot be accommodated – GECOM Commissioner

first_imgElections in 90 daysPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) representative on the Guyana Elections Commission, Bibi Shadick on Tuesday made it clear that house-to-house registration could not be accommodated within 90 days.As stipulated by the Constitution of Guyana following the no-confidence resolution, an election must be called in 90 days. For Guyana, that resolution was passed on December 21, 2018.GECOM Commissioner Bibi ShadickOn Tuesday, Shadick made the position known as she was responding to her colleagues on the other side of the Commission who stated the present list could still contain a large number of dead voters and the only way to sanitise the list is to get a new one. It is believed that the People’s National Congress (PNC) Commissioners are pushing for house-to-house registration in order to have a delay in the hosting of Regional and National Elections.“It is agreed that there is a valid list up to April 30. The thing is, we’re working with the fact that there is a valid list.”“One of the Commissioners mentioned (house-to-house registration), but I don’t think that can be accommodated before an election. If that is accommodated, we’re saying to the Constitution, ‘go wherever you want, we’re doing what we want’. These are abnormal circumstances. So we have to deal with it in a different way.”Back in November 2018, GECOM was able to deliver a Local Government Elections (LGC) with limited hiccups. In less than a month, however, a no- confidence motion was filed against the Government.The no-confidence motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition – the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) – succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarian, broke ranks and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.With the Government’s defeat, the next steps are spelt out in the Constitution of Guyana. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Government has gone from promising to respect the vote to denying the vote’s validity on grounds that include an argument that 34 out of 65 should have been a majority vote. A court case has been filed seeking, among other things, a stay of the elections pending a ruling.That and other related cases came up for hearing last Tuesday, but acting Chief Justice Roxane George committed to a ruling by the end of this month, while noting that such an order would be unnecessary.The Opposition Leader has already warned that if elections are not facilitated within 90 days and there is no parliamentary agreement to extend this time, Guyana will have in place an unconstitutional government.last_img read more

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North Peace Hockey League standings coming down to the wire

first_imgWith losses to Falher and Grande Prairie less than two weeks ago the chances of the Fort St. John Senior Flyers finishing other than third in the North Peace Hockey League standings looked iffy at best. Fast forward to today and the Flyers find themselves one point back of both Grande Prairie and Spirit River with all three teams having two games remaining.The situation provides an opportunity for the Flyers to finish first in the league and earn themselves a first round bye in the playoffs if the necessary chips fall into place.“It’s going to be a tight race. We have to win out our last two games here and we need a little help from Falher beating Grande Prairie on Friday,” explained Head Coach Gerard Dicaire. “It will come right down to the end. We found out with Falher beating us that any given night any team can beat another one so it will be interesting to see what happens.”- Advertisement -He added that everyone is aware of the situation in front of them, but is still bothered by the fact that the Flyers would essentially have first place wrapped up if not for a couple of unexpected losses against Falher.“Guys know the situation that we’re in. We’ve talked about it the last Spirit River game on Thursday and then Saturday in Grimshaw. It would be nice to have first place and home ice against the winner of the Falher Manning series. Anybody can beat anybody in this league, it’s just disappointing that we lost those four points against Falher in the new year.”Of the two games remaining, Thursday will be an especially key tilt as the Flyers welcome Spirit River to the North Peace Arena.Advertisement “We’re just looking for a team effort and a full 60 minutes. The boys said that they let up for about eight minutes [last week in Spirit River] there and it cost them so we have to move forward and play a full 60 and see where things fall,” Dicaire said.The game will be the last home game of the regular season for the Flyers. Opening faceoff is slated for 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Faculty fair play

first_imgTHE University of California’s elite campuses are certainly sources of pride for the Golden State. But the reality is that the majority of the higher educating in California goes on at the not-so-elite colleges and universities, such as California State University, Northridge. And for that reason it’s dismaying to discover that the CSU system has a hard time attracting experienced professors and instructors to teach its more than 417,000 students due to the less-than-competitive salaries. And in places like Los Angeles, where the cost of living is even higher than the state average, it makes it all the more difficult. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The result is that the universities often fill their faculty spots with younger and less-experienced candidates. Whether that results in worse education is unclear, but it does cut the pool of candidates. The four-year contract tentatively approved last week to raise CSU faculty salaries by 20 percent could go a long way toward helping that. And while it’s important that the trustees pay the faculty members as fair and competitive wages as they pay administrators, the truth is that public universities will never be able to compete with private businesses in the pay department, no matter how noble their goal.last_img read more

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B.C. offers businesses and homeowners more money to save energy, cut emissions

first_imgLANGFORD, B.C. – British Columbia’s government has announced it’s boosting incentives to help homeowners and businesses save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions.The Better Buildings program offers thousands of dollars in rebates and incentives to entice the switch to high-efficiency heating equipment and improve building envelopes, which include walls, windows, roofs and foundations.Premier John Horgan says helping people keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter makes sense, and the efficiency they’re investing in will help B.C. reduce climate pollution.- Advertisement -Incentives include a $3,000 rebate for those who switch to high-efficiency electric heat pumps, up to $2,000 in rebates for upgrades on doors and windows and up to $20,000 for energy studies to help identify improvements in commercial buildings.The plan allows for $14,100 for a home and $220,000 for a commercial business to make the energy-saving changes.The CleanBC program announced last year was part of the agreement Horgan’s NDP signed with the B.C. Green party in order to form a minority government in 2017.Advertisement Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says in a news release that energy-efficient buildings are a key part of a cleaner future.“This program will help us get to our CleanBC goal of reducing climate pollution, making B.C. cleaner and creating good jobs that support families and sustain our communities.”The incentives aim to help replace fossil fuel heating systems with electric air-source heat pumps, improve insulation, encourage upgrades to high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and install more windows and doors that minimize heat loss.last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARK

first_imgTHE showpiece finals of Ladies football will take place this Sunday at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.Aodh Ruadh take on Milford in the intermediate final at 12 noon.Favourites Termon take on St. Eunans at 1.45pm in the senior championship final. U-12s girls teams from Termon and St Eunan’s will play a mini-blitz at half-time in the senior game. LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARK was last modified: August 27th, 2013 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:LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARKlast_img read more

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Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata wanted by Lyon with Fulham and Lazio showing interest

first_imgCeltic star Dedryck Boyata is a top target for Ligue 1 side Lyon.The defender, who starred at the World Cup for Belgium, has also been linked to Fulham and Lazio. Watch as Daniel Dubois scores highlight-reel one-punch KO of Kyotaro Fujimoto Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect Fulham chief Slavisa Jovanovic is reshaping his squad after his side were promoted to the Premier League.According to SunSport, the French side are lining up a bid for the 27-year-old.Lyon boss Bruno Genesio is keen to bolster his defence after offloading Mouctar Diakhaby to Spanish side Valencia.The defender is entering the final stages of his contract after he penned a four-year deal in 2015. 3 Watch as Tommy Fury scores first-round knockout in first fight since Love Island RAW POWER 3 Sparring stories: Dubois recalls facing Fury, AJ, Joyce, Povetkin and Hrgovic The defender is currently enjoying a well-deserved break after the Red Devils finished third at the World Cup.Boyata began his career with Brussels before he joined Manchester City in 2006.After numerous loan spells, the Belgian star completed a move to Celtic in 2015 for a fee of £1.5m. AJ reacts after Hearn reveals he is on verge of being forced to vacate world title Daniel Dubois sends stern warning when asked about future fight vs Anthony Joshua Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY CONFIDENT 3 SHOCK POLITICS But Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers is not looking to offload the 27-year-old this summer.He said: “I’ve always said that once he got into the team, he done very, very well.“He’s an experienced player and now his experience at the World Cup will only benefit him.“He’s got a year left, he’s a player we’d love to keep, he knows that, but naturally, he’s now on holiday, he’ll be relaxing and we’ll pick that up when he’s back.” The defender joined Celtic in 2015 for £1.5m Most Read in Sport Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers does not want to sell Dedryck Boyata PACKING POWER REALITY TRILOGY EXPERIENCE STOPPED Tyson Fury has been ‘ripping bodies in half’ as he plots Wilder KO in rematch Frank Warren confirms Wilder vs Fury 3 will take place in summer 2020 after rematch Meet Russian brute Evgeny Romanov, the only man to knock out Deontay Wilder The defender featured for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup in Russialast_img read more

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BRAND NEW RENAULT CLIO UNVEILED AT HIGHLAND MOTORS TONIGHT

first_imgHighland Motors are having their official launch of the new Clio this evening, November 15th from 7pm to 9pm.Chef Martin Anderson, aka Fat Chef Slim, will be cooking up some delicious French Fayre after the new Clio is unveiled. The Highland Motors team look forward to seeing you at the launch where a great evenings entertainment will be held. Everybody is welcome. BRAND NEW RENAULT CLIO UNVEILED AT HIGHLAND MOTORS TONIGHT was last modified: November 15th, 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) Tags:highland motors letterkennyNew ClioRenault Cliounveiledlast_img read more

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Got a bad gift? Peddle it online

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Registration to list these rejects, sure to be the treasures of someone in cyberspace, is free. “That’s something that’s unique to the Internet – there’s no accounting for taste,” Scanlan said. “A pink lamp shade to me might be a white elephant. For someone else, it might be just what they’re looking for.” Small photos of these prizes also will be uploaded for free. The company makes its money through ads and by taking a percentage of the sale, depending on the total. Customers will be informed of that amount when they list. The staff at Auctioncities, David to the Goliath that is eBay, formulated the plan for the reject holiday gift sale, relying on a credo of Scanlan’s hero, legendary publicist Jim Moran. “He asked me once ‘Who’s your audience?”‘ Scanlan said Friday. “It’s a handful of editors, who sit there every day reading the tragedies of the world. If you can bring them a ray of sunshine, make them take notice, you’re good.” VALENCIA – Your facial muscles still smart from the glued-on smile you held after opening those questionable holiday gifts – the things you see in stores and wonder who the heck would buy them. The way Jack Scanlan sees it, you can either weather the lines at today’s after-Christmas sales or you can stay warm in your flannel and slippers and log on to auctioncities.com for the Valencia-based company’s Internet white elephant sale. “If you happen to have that five-legged chair you want to get rid of, you can put it up there right now,” said Scanlan, director of corporate communications for the company. Auctioncities bills this sale, which runs today through Saturday, as the place to discretely dispose of “ugly or unwanted gifts, though graciously received.” The sale is perfect for those nonreturnable gifts or the ones from the growing number of retailers refusing cash refunds, Scanlan said. — Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com160Want 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

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Daniel admits Majella is still worried her cancer will return

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has admitted that his wife Majella is still worried her cancer will return.Majella suffered from breast cancer in 2013.However, she has been given a clean bill of health and very recently had a scan. However, speaking on the Lorraine Show on UTV, Daniel admits that his wife does not take her health for granted.Daniel said his wife is in good form and has managed to raise more than €700,000 for the fight against cancer after having her hair shaved live on The Late Late Show.But he said “The one thing I would say is that she is always that bit worried if she doesn’t feel well – what could it be?“I think it’s important that you keep your check-ups and even always if there’s something well, always go and don’t wait.” Daniel gave presenter Lorraine Kelly a bit of a shock when he told her that it was almost 30 years since they had first spoken on television.“Ah, but you’re looking mighty,” he told her.Daniel admits Majella is still worried her cancer will return was last modified: December 5th, 2017 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:cancerdaniel o’donnellfearsITVMajellaThe Lorraine Showlast_img read more

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LYIT 2019 Open Day gets students excited for their next step

first_imgJust under 2,000 students attended Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s open day yesterday with a total of 57 post-primary schools attending.Schools Engagement Officer, Fiona Kelly, was there to inform students on the courses available at the LYIT.“The LYIT offer 54 CAO courses such as Business, Design, Computing, Tourism, Law, Culinary Arts, Sport, Engineering, Health Studies, Nursing and Science. “They also offer 33 Masters and Post Graduate courses, along with PHD’s in Science, Engineering and Computing,” she said.The LYIT are not only looking for students who complete the Leaving Certificate in 2020, they especially welcome mature students and second chance learners.They provide courses to meet everyone’s interests.Stalls were set up around the college to inform students of the courses available. Current students and lecturers were on hand to answer any questions.Demonstrations also took place throughout the college to give the students a taste of what to expect from the courses.If you are interested in studying at LYIT visit: www.lyit.ieLYIT 2019 Open Day gets students excited for their next step was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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