Legal action looms as LGC directs Council to rescind appointment

first_imgRose Hall Town Clerk appointmentRose Hall Mayor, Vijay Kumar Ramoo, said he is prepared to take the Local Government Commission (LGC) to the courts over its directive to have the appointment of an acting Town Clerk rescinded, noting that the Commission failed to execute their mandate and the Council acted in accordance with their needs.At its March 21, 2018, Statutory Meeting, the Rose Hall Town Council took the decision to hire a temporary Town Clerk to fill the vacancy that existed since October 2017 but the Local Government Commission has since written to the Mayor two times directing that the appointment be rescinded since they acted outside of their mandate.The LGC, in a statement said it was approached by the Council seeking permission to hire a Town Clerk and in keeping with Section 19 of the Local Government Commission Act agreed to delegate the authority to recruit to the Council. However, the Commission requires that all Local Government Organs write informing the Commission of such vacancies before engaging in the recruitment procedure (advertising shortlisting and interviewing) and consequent recommendation for appointment by the LGC.The Rose Hall Council was also informed in a letter dated March 21 that the Local Government Organs shall ensure that an officer of the LGC is present during the shortlisting and interviewing process. The officer would be an observer of the procedure and would not offer any advice or suggestion unless so directed by the Local Government Commission.“The Rose Hall Town Council has clearly acted outside of its remit, and has been instructed by letter from the Commission to rescind the hiring of any person so appointed to fill the vacant position of Town Clerk of that municipality, and this vacancy will only be filled upon the consideration and written approval of the Commissioners of the Local Government Commission of Guyana as provided for by law,” the statement concluded.However, Mayor Ramoo is not conceding, noting that the Counicl acted out of necessity and he is ready to defend the Council’s decision in the court.“I intend to go to the court and ask if my action was deemed lawful or not in the absence of the Commission and I intend to appeal the decision of the Commission as well… I am advised legally that I did the right thing acting in conformity with the law. I am prepared to go legally and challenge them,” the Mayor said.Detailing the circumstances that led to the hiring of an acting Town Clerk, the Mayor explained that the position became vacant when Natasha Munroe resigned at the end of October 2017 and the Treasurer was acting but refused that responsibility after a while. He further related that they then advertised the position and received three candidates who were interviewed, and Edward Troy was the most suitable and they then forwarded the recommendation to the LGC on February 12.One month elapsed, the Council received no correspondence from the LGC, and Ramoo would have contacted the Commission’s Chairman, Mortimer Mingo a number of times to remind him of the absence of a Town Clerk. The Mayor said on March 21, 2018, prior to the appointment of the Acting Town Clerk, he contacted the LGC once more where he was told that they would have to wait for at least another month for the Secretariat to be set up and for the Commissioners to meet and decide a way forward.“On the 21st March we appointed the Town Clerk on the necessity of the town business to go on and we acted within our right to do so. We cannot allow the town to run without an administrator and we informed him (Mingo),” Ramoo said.He noted at this time he is in no position to rescind the appointment since the decision was taken by full Council and would have to be overturned by a two-thirds majority vote. He said he finds the move, by the LGC, suspicious since it is their fault the town was without a Town Clerk.last_img read more

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Reports – Newcastle close in on Chelsea target

first_imgNewcastle are closing in on the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to reports in Italy.Reports suggested the Anderlecht forward was on his way to Roma but it appears he has made a U-turn and will now travel to Tyneside to thrash out a deal.According to SportItalia, the Serbian is frustrated with Roma’s continued pursuit of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko and has run out of patience with the Serie A.Chelsea had expressed an interest in Mitrovic but Newcastle are set to benefit from Roma’s hesitation and will stump up a fee of around £7.5m to secure the striker’s signature.Mitrovic enjoyed an impressive 2014/15 campaign for Anderlecht, scoring 23 goals in 44 appearances. 1 Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic last_img

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Donegal beach earns top 10 spot on TripAdvisor list

first_imgTripAdvisor has just named the top beaches in the world as voted for by millions of travellers, with one Donegal beach earning a place in the top 10 in Ireland.Narin Beach in Portnoo, southwest Donegal was placed at number nine on the list of Best Beaches in Ireland. A visit to the beach was listed as the number one thing to do in Narin-Partnoo.The 2km long sheltered cove beach on the Atlantic coast of Ireland is a hugely popular place for locals and tourists alike. The beach is also set within a designated natural heritage area and is a Blue Flag beach. One reviewer describes the hotspot as a “stunning stop on the Wild Atlantic Way” other reviewers have labelled the location as “paradise”.The TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards combine ratings from millions of explorers worldwide to form a picture of the world’s best destinations and residences.TripAdvisor’s top ten beaches in Ireland 2017Banna Strand – KerryInchydoney Beach – Clonakilty, CorkDerrynane Beach – Caherdaniel, KerryInch Beach – Inch, KerryStrandhill Beach – Strandhill, SligoCoumeenoole Beach – Dingle, KerryBarleycove Beach – Schull, CorkCurracloe Beach – Curracloe, WexfordNarin Beach – Portnoo, DonegalDog’s Bay Beach – Roundstone, GalwayDonegal beach earns top 10 spot on TripAdvisor list was last modified: February 24th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:narin beachPortnootourismTripAdvisorlast_img read more

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Rock, paper, scissors referee had done it before

first_img REVEALED 2 MONEY shining Mr McNamara has been contacted for a response.As football’s rule book requires a coin toss to decide kick-off, Mr McNamara received a 21 day ban from the Football Association for ‘not acting in the best interests of the game’ at the WSL fixture.The suspension prompted hundreds of referees to use rock, paper, scissors at grassroots matches in support of Mr McNamara, believing he had been punished for an innocent mistake. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Despite the development, Martin Cassidy still describes the 21 day ban as ‘disproportionate’.He insists the grassroots action should prompt change.“Particularly in youth football, referees said rock, paper, scissors was a positive engagement with young players. We would love to see a change in the rules to say that in Under 12s matches, referees can use it during the kick off procedure.” REPLY McNamara took charge of the game last month REVEALED ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 But talkSPORT has seen messages posted on a referees group chat, revealing he chose to use the game at the start of the televised match.Other sources have confirmed Mr McNamara has a history of using rock, paper, scissors.Martin Cassidy, the CEO of Ref Support UK, which has been assisting Mr McNamara since he was penalised, said: “Match officials around the world took a risk of being charged in order to support David. They will feel let down and a little bit embarrassed to discover that this has been possibly premeditated.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice “The FA can confirm that referee David McNamara has been suspended for 21 days, starting from Monday 26 November, after accepting a charge of ‘not acting in the best interests of the game’.“This follows an incident in the FA WSL match between Manchester City and Reading on Friday 26 October when he failed to determine which team would kick off the match by the toss of a coin, as required by the Laws of the Game.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move FA statement on McNamara’s suspension Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars A referee who was banned for using rock, paper, scissors at the start of a Women’s Super League match had done it on multiple occasions before, talkSPORT has learned.Initially, it was suggested David McNamara had forgotten his coin and had to think on his feet in the centre circle before Manchester City vs Reading on 26 October. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions talkSPORT understands the FA is aware Mr McNamara‘s use of rock, paper, scissors on October 26 was not an isolated incident.His appeal is currently being considered at Wembley.Days after he received his suspension, a photo appeared on Facebook of the match official receiving a coin from the Royal Navy Football Association. Latest Football News BEST OF last_img read more

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ELECTIONS 2014: GOVT TO FEEL ANGER OF ELDERLY IN LOCAL ELECTIONS – McDAID

first_imgFianna Fáil local election candidate for Letterkenny James Pat McDaid meets with prominent Fianna Fáil Stalwart Retired Detective Garda James Madigan and his son, Paul Madigan.Fianna Fáil local election candidate for Letterkenny James Pat McDaid says the elderly people of Donegal have an opportunity to send a clear message to the Government of broken promises on May 23rd.Mr McDaid said the targeted attack on the elderly since the Government assumed office has severely affected their quality of life.“Many elderly people throughout Donegal have watched in horror as the Government cruelly introduced cut after cut that has resulted in many being forced into poverty. “What has caused even more anger is the cynical spin by the Government that elderly people didn’t suffer as much during the past number of budgets. If the Government parties bothered going out to meet elderly people, they would know just how much suffering there is.“Elderly people have been brutally betrayed by the Government in recent budget cuts, which Fianna Fáil have vehemently opposed. There is a fairer way to reach our budget targets by progressive taxation but the Government has ignored the alternative measures put forward by Fianna Fáil.”He added that prescription charges have been increased five-fold despite the Minster for Health promising to abolish them; the telephone allowance, which many people in rural areas of Donegal relied upon was abolished; over 1 million home care hours were cut; the Fuel Allowance was reduced from 32 weeks to 26 weeks and just last week the Carbon Tax was doubled.“How can Government representatives defend the litany of cuts? Even more cynical has been the continuing denial by the Government that Medical Cards have been targeted over the last 18 months. The Taoiseach repeatedly denied when questioned by Fianna Fáil that there was a policy change to cut the amount of discretionary medical cards. “Eventually the Taoiseach and the Government were shamed into admitting that discretionary Medical Cards have been targeted.“The treatment of elderly people by this Government has been appalling. The local elections on May 23rd will present elderly people with an opportunity to have their say on the sustained cuts they have been subject to.” ELECTIONS 2014: GOVT TO FEEL ANGER OF ELDERLY IN LOCAL ELECTIONS – McDAID was last modified: May 13th, 2014 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:donegalelderlyElectionsJams Pat McDaidlast_img read more

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JOBS: POPULAR RESTAURANT SEEKING NEW STAFF

first_imgKelly’s Restaurant at Mountain Top in Letterkenny is now seeking applicants for our very popular Diner.Applicants must be willing to work in a high pressured environment, be a fast mover, be flexible and willing to work evenings & weekends!Various positions available including Kitchen Porters, Cooks & Service Team Members. Applications will ONLY be accepted via post or personally with a current c.v to The Manager, Kellys Diner, Mountain Top, Letterkenny. JOBS: POPULAR RESTAURANT SEEKING NEW STAFF was last modified: July 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KellysMountain Toplast_img read more

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FUFA sets strict laws concerning youth players

first_imgMENGO – With the StarTimes Uganda Premier league slated to start on Thursday, August 29th, the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has come out and clarified on the rules concerning players under the age of 21.In a document dated August 26th, FUFA has come out and stated that the registration of players in both the Uganda Premier League (UPL) and Big League, shall be managed as stipulated in the FUFA Competitions Rules (FCR).According to the rules, each team will be restricted to register a maximum of 32 players throughout the season.Among the 32, each club is required to register a minimum of 7 players under the age of 21, 4 of which must have participated in the FUFA Juniors League. The 7 U21 players are required to be registered before the season starts.For the four above mentioned players, they are required to play a minimum of 450 minutes in the season.The federation also advised that no club will be allowed to loan out more than 7 players in the season.Each side is also not allowed to loan out more than four of their junior players.The list of rules in the document suggests that a particular club shall not be allowed to register more than 21 open age players for a season. The open age players are those that start the season while over the age of 21.After the release of the above rules, it is still not known whether any of the teams in both the UPL and Big League have fulfilled the guidelines.The StarTimes Uganda Premier League starts on Thursday afternoon with Kyetume FC hosting SC Villa at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.Comments Tags: Big LeagueFUFAStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

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Battle for top 2 ends here

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Both the Gin Kings and the Beermen will actually tie the Hotshots at 9-2, but Star lost to both squads in the elimination round and will end up having the inferior quotient in the tiebreaker.And Ginebra coach Tim Cone is making it no secret that they’re going to go for it—and that they’re not about to give the Hotshots a free ride.“Needless to say, we really want that top seed,” Cone said. “[But] that doesn’t mean that just because we want it, we’re going to get it. You’re never given anything in our league. You have to earn it, and we’ll have to earn it with our execution and hard work.“Nothing comes easy in the PBA,” he said.Finishing 1-2 will do a lot of good, as it could mean an extended rest while they await their quarterfinal foes.ADVERTISEMENT And in a playoff format this long, that will come in handy.GlobalPort is playing a lot better with its retooled lineup and a new import in Justin Harper, and coach Franz Pumaren knows how critical this outing is in the Batang Pier’s own drive to make the playoffs.An upset would give GlobalPort No. 6 seeding and put them in a best-of-three series against No. 3, while a loss would see the Batang Pier clashing with Phoenix Petroleum in a KO match for No. 8 for the right to play the No. 1 team, which it will then need to beat two straight times to advance.A GlobalPort victory would also make defending champion Rain or Shine the seventh seed.“For us to compete, we need to play our best game. Collective effort will be the key to our success,” Pumaren said.Victories by Ginebra and San Miguel would not only make Star No. 3 but it would also make Alaska the No. 7 seed—and San Miguel’s quarterfinal foe.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alberto eyes repeat Superbikes win LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The script couldn’t have been written better than this one.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The top two places in the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup will be decided when the final horn of the elimination round sounds on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao as sister teams San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra and idle Star hog the limelight.A critical twinbill pitting the Beermen against GlobalPort and the Gin Kings versus Mahindra will be played, with the Hotshots’ twice-to-beat fortunes hanging by a thread even though the last day of classification starts with Star on top of the heap.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Miguel battles the Batang Pier in the 4:15 p.m. contest and Ginebra slugs it out with the Floodbuster with the finalists in the Philippine Cup bagging the quarterfinal bonus with victories while relegating the Hotshots into a much tougher best-of-three series as No. 3.Ginebra will emerge as the No. 1 team with a win, while San Miguel will nab second seeding with a victory of its own.center_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

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Australian cyclists clinch gold in road racing events

first_imgIt was a near perfect day for cycling with bright sunshine, a gentle breeze keeping the temperature within reasonable limits and, of course, a picturesque course that covered some of the most prominent places in the Capital.Despite the attractions, there were hardly any spectators and, to the surprise of the international cyclists, it was stray dogs and monkeys who watched the Australians make the most of the conditions to romp home with a gold medal apiece in the men’s and women’s road races on Sunday.The inexperienced Indians turned out to be disappointments, as only Sandeep Kumar (48th) and Atul Singh (49th) managed to finish the race. While veteran Rochelle Gilmore sprinted home to win the 112km women’s event, Allan Davis won the men’s 168km race to stamp Australia’s dominance in the cycling events.Davis, fresh from his bronze medal finish at the World Championships, had to push hard in the final stages with Kiwi Hayden Roulston and Scot David Miller turning it into a tactical battle. It seemed hopeless for Davis with four riders ahead of him in the final lap but his teammate Chris Sutton put him in a perfect position to win a sprint to the line.Davis finished the race in 3:49:48hrs, while Roulston and Miller’s efforts earned them silver and bronze respectively. Earlier, Gilmore kept England’s Elizabeth Armistead behind her in the women’s road race, completing the eight-lap race in 2:49:30 hrs.Her teammate Chloe Hosking took bronze. The flat track made a sprint inevitable towards the end but the presence of Hosking gave Gilmore a perfect lead-up.advertisementlast_img read more

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Delhi Half Marathon to be held on November 23

first_imgIt’s one event that gives fitness-conscious citizens of the Capital a chance to showcase their love for healthy living. The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, now in its seventh edition, has been pushed back by almost a month and will be held on November 23.Last year, it was held in mid-December and attracted more than 31,000 entries from all over the world.For the 2014 edition, the organisers are expecting even more competitors. The entry fee has been kept at Rs 1300 for the half marathon (for professionals) and Rs 600 for the Great Delhi Run (for amateurs).Bipasha Basu, the face of the event, said that she expected bigger participation of women.”The last edition saw a 28 per cent rise as far as female participation is concerned. This year I expect an even more enthusiastic response from women,” Bipasha said at the official launch of the 2014 edition. “If women are fit, we will have a fit household and if we have a fit household, we will have a fit country.”Last year, Ethiopia’s Atsedu Tsegay set a meet record of 59.12 minutes for the 21.097km course. The registration for this year’s event has opened and can be done at www.adhm.procamrunning. in.The organisers Procam International also launched India’s first running loyalty club ‘Endurunz Club’ where members will get rewarded for the activity.If they carry on running on a daily basis, they will get Runz (points) and can win awards like invites to Procam events.last_img read more

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