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Edison wants government to “free up” the Electoral Commission

first_img Sharing is caring! Share UWP Leader, Hon. Edison JamesLeader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Edison James is calling on government to “free up” the Electoral Commission.James told a UWP meeting in Lagoon earlier this week that the Electoral Commission is being stifled by the ruling Dominica Labour Party.“We as a party, a government in waiting, commit ourselves to democratic reform to ensure that our major institutions maintain their independence as provided under our constitution. The Electoral Commission takes pride of place here. They are not independent. They should have an independence that will involve providing them with their own budget, that they cannot be held ransom by a government that has refused to provide the financing to bring about Voter ID cards and electoral reform,” he said.According to James, “we wish, we want and we must have a cleaning of the voters register”. He said the UWP are satisfied that the work since the elections of 2009 has raised the awareness of the people of Dominica for the need for electoral reform.“We think that we can change the strategy. We ask you to stay engaged and keep listening. We are not going to get what we want if you just stand by. We need your support,” James told party supporters.Dominica Vibes News Tweet LocalNews Edison wants government to “free up” the Electoral Commission by: – January 27, 2012center_img 27 Views   2 comments Share Sharelast_img read more

Spurs rival Everton for Roma defender Smalling

first_imgTottenham have joined the interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling. Smalling Smalling’s permanent move to Roma could be scuppered if the Serie A side fail to qualify for the Champions League, says Corriere dello Sport. Tottenham and Everton have made contact with United over Smalling, while he is also under consideration at Juventus.Advertisement United chief executive Ed Woodward has, in turn, increased his asking price for the star to £16.5million, and the deal in total could set Roma back £33million when wages are taken into consideration. Read Also:Manchester United rejects Roma’s Bid for Chris Smalling Roma wouldn’t be able to sanction such a move if they end up playing in the Europa League next season, the report claims, with Smalling set to accept a pay cut in his current United wages but keen on a longer deal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana Jones5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Pardew wary of Pulis’ Palace wisdom

first_img “For me it is different, I’m just trying to get the best out of the team, I’m not looking for a competition with Tony and I’m sure neither is he – we are professional Premier League managers, we have proven that and we can do the job if we have the players and I’m fortunate to have some good players.” Pardew will have the same squad at his disposal as that which thrashed Sunderland last weekend. That means the Eagles will still be without strikers Marouane Chamakh and Fraizer Campbell – who both remain sidelined with hamstring problems. Lee Chung-yong (foot) is a long-term absentee and Jordon Mutch (thigh) is out, but Pape Souare should be fit despite being forced off during the 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light. Tony Pulis refused to lift the lid on his Crystal Palace exit but insisted he will never do a better job elsewhere. “I had a great 10 months there and it’s none of your business,” he said when asked why he left. “If you want to talk about negative things I’m not here to do that. “Whatever happens between me and another individual, happens between me and him. I’m not going to talk behind people’s backs. “I think Stoke will always sit with me as the main job because of the time I spent there but as a short-term position I don’t think I’d ever better what went on at Palace. “I don’t want to talk about what went on and what didn’t go on, what matters was them staying in the Premier League. It’s a good club and has unbelievable potential. To finish 11th was absolutely fabulous and something everyone at the club could be proud of. “We spent just under £3million and brought in Scott Dann, Joe Ledley and Tom Ince and they were important signings.” Pulis could be without Brown Ideye, who is struggling with a knee injury – but Callum McManaman is fully fit following a foot problem after being an unused substitute in the 3-2 loss to Leicester last week. “It is a huge advantage he has in terms of playing an opposition,” he said. “He knows us. It is more or less all of the players he had here who will be starting, with the exception of Wilfried (Zaha) and James McArthur, everyone else was here “He has a tremendous ability to strangle a team, he knows how to knock the stuffing out of a team and no-one could be worse to play than us and the position we are in. “We respect them and we respect what he will do and we will try and get the win with all that in mind.” If Pardew, who collected the manager of the year accolade for his work with Newcastle in 2011-12, can continue to oversee such a strong run of form it is likely Palace will eclipse last season’s achievements and could see them finish in the top half of the table. Recent wins over reigning champions Manchester City and a 4-1 thrashing of Sunderland have brought Pardew’s Palace into the spotlight – but he does not want to be compared to Pulis and is more interested in another strong showing from his side. “I think it is a little bit unfair,” he said when asked if he was doing a better job than Pulis had done. “The scenarios are always different to match up and say ‘this is better, that is better’. What he did was separate to what I’m doing, it was a fantastic achievement and he won manager of the year and quite rightly so. Pulis was voted Premier League manger of the year last season after steering Palace from relegation candidates to an 11th-placed finish but he left on the eve of the current campaign and has since taken over at the Hawthorns. The 57-year-old will return to Palace for the first time this weekend having seen his side slip to three successive defeats but Pardew, who has guided the south London club to eight wins from his 12 league games in charge, feels that Pulis’ insider knowledge leaves the Welshman holding all the aces. Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew concedes Tony Pulis will hold a “huge advantage” when the former Eagles manager takes his West Brom side to Selhurst Park on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Authorities investigate fatal shooting out side of Fort Lauderdale mosque

first_imgThe Broward Sheriffs Department is currently investigating a shooting that left one person dead outside of a mosque in Fort Lauderdale.The incident occurred around 11:30 am in the area of Northwest 25th Avenue and Franklin Drive.Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, witnesses reported that a man’s body could be seen on the ground near a black SUV that had several bullet holes in it.It was also reported that a gun could be seen next to the body and that the incident may have been a deputy involved shooting. Those reports, however, have not yet been confirmed.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Kohli, Rahane assert authority over New Zealand

first_img(Reuters) Virat Kohli smashed his second test double century and Ajinkya Rahane made 188 as India flogged a jaded New Zealand attack before declaring their first innings on 557 for five on day two of the third and final test on Sunday.The duo featured in a marathon 365-run stand, India’s highest fourth wicket partnership against any team;applying themselves on a pitch where the occasional ball kept low.Martin Guptill (17) and Tom Latham (six) managed to see through the final nine overs,to push New Zealand to 28 for no loss at stumps, still 529 runs behind on a fast-deteriorating track.Rahane had not looked comfortable against the rising delivery on Saturday and the right-hander was predictably subjected to a barrage of short-pitched balls from Matt Henry after India resumed on 267-3.One such delivery had the batsman in two minds;unsure whether to duck under a bouncer which smacked him on the helmet.Rahane took a single off Trent Boult to bring up his century,and looked more confident against the spinners, stepping out to hit three sixes, including two off Jeetan Patel’s bowling.Kohli took a single off Henry to bring up his second test double hundred before being hugged by partner Rahane, while rival skipper Kane Williamson came forward to shake his hand.After enduring three sessions without success, New Zealand finally got a breakthrough when Patel struck in the first over after tea, trapping a tired Kohli lbw.Kohli’s career-best 211 included 20 boundaries, of which there were a couple of crisp down-the-ground drives.Rahane had already bettered his previous highest score of 147 and was looking good for his maiden double century when he edged Boult and BJ Watling took a diving catch behind the stumps to end his 381-ball stand.Rahane’s stellar knock included 18 boundaries and four sixes in the first test match to be staged at Indore’s Holkar Stadium.Rohit Sharma (51 not out) helped himself to his third fifty of the series before Kohli declared.ScoreboardOct 9 (Gracenote) – Scoreboard at stumps on the second day in the third and final Test between India and New Zealand on Sunday in Indore, IndiaIndia 1st innings (Overnight: 267-3)M. Vijay c Latham b Patel 10G. Gambhir lbw b Boult 29C. Pujara b Santner 41V. Kohli lbw b Patel 211A. Rahane c Watling b Boult 188Ro. Sharma not out 51R. Jadeja not out 17Extras (b-4 lb-3 nb-2 w-1) 10Total (for 5 wickets declared, 169 overs) 557Did not bat: R. Ashwin, W. Saha, M. Shami, U. YadavBowlingT. Boult 32 – 2 – 113 – 2(w-1)M. Henry 35 – 3 – 127 – 0J. Patel 40 – 5 – 120 – 2M. Santner 44 – 4 – 137 – 1J. Neesham 18 – 1 – 53 – 0(nb-2)New Zealand 1st inningsM. Guptill not out 17T. Latham not out 6Extras (pen-5) 5Total 28 (for no loss, 9 overs) 28To bat: K. Williamson, R. Taylor, L. Ronchi, J. Neesham, M. Santner, B. Watling, J. Patel, M. Henry, T. BoultBowlingM. Shami 2 – 0 – 5 – 0U. Yadav 2 – 0 – 7 – 0R. Ashwin 3 – 1 – 9 – 0R. Jadeja 2 – 1 – 2 – 0last_img read more

Nikias contributes to reward

first_imgPresident C. L. Max Nikias is one of the 29 donors to contribute to a $1-million reward for information leading to the capture of suspect-at-large Christopher Jordan Dorner, according to Los Angeles Police Department.Dorner was named a suspect Wednesday in the murders of Dept. of Public Safety officer Keith Lawrence, 27, and his fiancee Monica Quan, 28. The two were found dead late Sunday night in Lawrence’s car in the parking garage of their Irvine apartment building. An autopsy on the victims determined that they died of multiple gunshot wounds.Dorner is also a suspect in the murder of a Riverside police officer.Other donors to the reward include police officer associations, law enforcement departments across Southern California, the Dodgers and Anschutz Entertainment Group, along with six anonymous donors.The $1 million was raised within 24 hours, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said, through phone calls to the department.The manhunt for Dorner began last week and has spanned several Southern California areas, including Riverside, Corona, Big Bear, Point Loma and San Diego.Police uncovered a manifesto written by Dorner, which mentioned Monica Quan’s father, Randy Quan, a retired LAPD officer, along with other LAPD officials. Dorner was fired from the deparment in 2009.The LAPD also said it will reevaluate Dorner’s firing.last_img read more

Nigeria Olympic Day Run Thrills Ghana, NOC/NSPAC

first_imgNigeria Sports for All Commission has praised the fitness clubs and individuals that trooped out in their hundreds to observe the 2017 Olympic Day Celebration held on Saturday 24th June 2017.Chairman of the commission, Henry Amike, said Nigerians have by their action proved that they love healthy lifestyle which can only be guaranteed through fitness and physical exercises. Amike, a former Nigerian international read the goodwill message from the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach to the appreciable crowd that gathered at the National Stadium, Lagos before taking the flag-off at 7:30 am.He pleaded with Nigerians to always be in contact with the Secretary General of the Nigeria Sports for All Commission, Augustine Odigie in order to be carried along with the day-to-day activities of the body.Meanwhile, the Ghana Sports for all Commission has commended the Nigeria Olympic Committee through the Nigeria Sports For All Commission for the peaceful conduct of the just concluded 2017 Olympic Day celebration.Secretary General of the Ghana Sports For All Commission, Mrs Agnes Abefe who was in Lagos for the celebration made the commendation after witnessing the event. Trilled by large turnout of participants despite the rains, Abefe praised the NOC for their leadership role in the development of Sports in the country by empowering the youths through the activities of the Nigeria Sports for all commission.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ravens Waive McCann, Add Williams From Practice Squad

first_imgFor Immediate ReleaseRAVENS ROSTER MOVESThe Baltimore Ravens have waived CB/RS Bryan McCann and promoted OLB Chavis Williams from the practice squad to their 53-man roster.A 6-3, 227-pound rookie from Alabama, Williams originally signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent this past July.He appeared in 33 career games for the Crimson Tide, producing 17 tackles in four seasons (2007-10).last_img

Joy Sports Euro Moments – When Denmark beat Germany to win Euro ’92

first_imgWELCOME to the ”ª#‎JoySports”¬ buildup to UEFA EURO 2016, which kicks off on June 10 in France. Every day from today until kickoff, we will bring you a blast from the past Euro tournaments. Our coverage is brought to you by Pepsi.Twenty-four years ago, Denmark were given just over a week’s notice to get a squad prepared for the Euro ’92. Less than a month later, the underdogs were champions.Their surprise inclusion came after Yugoslavia, in a state of civil war, were not allowed to participate in the tournament.The Danes had missed out on qualification having finished as runners-up to Yugoslavia, but they now found themselves thrown into the eight-team tournament and placed in a group featuring hosts Sweden, England and France.Kim Vilfort proved to be one of the unlikely heroes for Denmark during the fortnight and he told the media in 2012 that his team-mates were better prepared than some had initially thought. “There were those who didn’t believe we would be included, but we were aware of small talk that this could be the situation,” said the 53-year-old former midfielder.”Then we got the news. There was no discussion. Denmark had to participate in the tournament. It wasn’t possible to say ‘no’ because it would not have helped the relationship between Uefa and the Danish Football Association.”But we had a good team. We’d beaten Yugoslavia in the group stages and had been scheduled to play the CIS [team of former Soviet Union states] the week before the start of the competition.”With the minds of the players hastily focused, it was time for the tournament and Vilfort reckons Denmark were in a no-lose situation. “We couldn’t fail because there were no expectations. If we lost 5-0 three times then that would not have mattered,” he continued.But the story unfolded like this: A 0-0 draw against England, followed by defeat by Sweden. Going into the crunch match against France, the Danes still had a chance of qualification.Vilfort said of the France game: “We played without nerves because we thought we’d be going home.”Coach Richard Moller Nielsen’s men won the match 2-1, with goals from Henrik Larsen and Lars Elstrup.Vilfort himself missed the match against France as he was visiting his seven-year-old daughter Line, who was fighting leukaemia. Sadly, she lost her battle after the tournament. Heavyweights England and France were now out of the tournament, but next up for Danes were holders Netherlands, who were outstanding favourites to brush aside their opponents.However, the Danes battled valiantly and it was 2-2 after 90 minutes, with Larsen grabbing two more goals. A scoreless extra-time followed, so penalties loomed.The Netherlands hero of 1988, Marco van Basten, had his saved by Peter Schmeichel. It was the only spot-kick failure and defender Kim Christofte eventually sealed Denmark’s berth in the final.Vilfort described the contest as “one of the best matches for the national team” he had played, but admitted his defensive-minded side then had “some luck in the final” against Germany.The world champions had beaten the hosts 3-2 in a thrilling semi-final having qualified from Group B along with the Dutch. They dominated the opening quarter of the final and Schmeichel, who had signed for Manchester United the previous year, was again the hero for the Danes, saving from Karl-Heinz Riedle, Stefan Reuter and Guido Buchwald.The next chance fell to Denmark, and to John Jensen.The Brondby central midfielder had only scored one goal in his first 48 internationals, but grabbed his second with a spectacular strike from the right-hand corner of the area.It rocked Germany. With 11 minutes remaining, the emotion turned to shock.Vilfort surged to the edge of the area, eluded the challenge of two defenders before drilling in Denmark’s second goal via the foot of the post. His team-mates piled on top of the midfielder and the fairytale was complete.Vilfort pointed to the strong bond in the squad as to why they had triumphed against expectations.”Ten of the players we had in the squad either played for or had previously played for Brondby. A year before the Euros, Brondby had got to the semi-finals of the Uefa Cup – that was a big thing for a Danish club.”Quite a few members of the squad had also been played for the Under 21s and the Olympic team, who had qualified for South Korea in 1988. “We had fantastic spirit. The team wanted to win and that’s a very good thing when you’re at the highest level. When we were under pressure against Germany, it was the spirit that helped us.”We didn’t have the best players, but we had the best team.”*CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO VERSION OF THIS STORYREAD: When Germany broke England hearts at Euro 1996 semifinal—The #JoySports Euro buildup series is brought you by Pepsi, Still 1 Ghana cedi pε!last_img read more

The story behind viral video of Georgia teacher trolling student with Alabama gear

first_imgIn another response, the mom said her daughter wasn’t sad, but mad (in a playful way).”She was ready to punch somebody! She wasn’t sad,” the mom wrote, jokingly.Even in tweets earlier in the week, the mom sensed the teacher was up to something. So clearly this wasn’t some spur-of-the-moment bullying by the teacher, but just something fun between two fans of schools with a lot at stake this week. MORE: Fixing conference championships could solidify CFP for goodAccording to the mother’s Twitter account, Claire and her teacher have been having fun with another all season due to them being fans of top-tier SEC teams. There’s a video going around showing an 8-year-old Georgia fan walking into her classroom, which has been decked out in Alabama decor.Many people watched the video and saw the girl, Claire, get emotional and assumed she was crying as a result of bullying. But the mother of the young Georgia fan in the video wants to make it clear her daughter is fine and still has a strong relationship with the teacher.last_img read more