first_imgMAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)DE GEADARMIAN, McNAIR, SMALLING, BLIND,CARRICK, SCHWEINSTEIGER,MATA, ROONEY, YOUNG,MARTIALWEST HAM (4-2-3-1)SAKHO,MOSES, LANZINI, ZARATE,KOUYATE, OBIANG,CRESSWELL, OGBONNA, REID, JENKINSON,ADRIANManchester United are unbeaten at Old Trafford, winning four and drawing two, and while they have just nine home goals, they have conceded only one, by far the lowest in the division.West Ham arrive having started the season with a magnificent away record, with victories at Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Crystal Palace. But the last two have been defeats – at Watford and Tottenham.And United’s home record against the Hammers suggests only one result. West Ham have lost on their last seven league visits and in 17 of their 19 Premier League games there.And overall, United have won 11 and drawn two of the last 13 matches against them in Manchester and London.West Ham last won there in May 2007 when Carlos Tevez’s late goal kept them in the top flight. Interestingly, though, these teams have never drawn in the Premier League at Old Trafford. This match last ended all square in April 1984 in the old First Division.United were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City last Saturday, but that extended their unbeaten run in the league to five games, though three have been drawn.last_img read more

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak…

first_imgDear Editor,Abraham Lincoln, who served as the 16th President of the Unites States, must have had Basil Williams in mind when he wrote, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt”.Last Wednesday, Guyana’s infamous Attorney General was sitting in the “Hot Seat” of Stan Gouveia’s radio programme responding to questions relating to the CCJ’s ruling of the No-Confidence Motion and Granger’s reluctance to name a date for elections.As the programme started, I sat in total disbelief and shame at how natural it is for the main legal advisor to the Government to deliberately misinform and shamelessly lie to the nation. If Basil Williams had any sense of decency, he would have taken Abe Lincoln’s advice and decline the invitation to appear on this popular radio programme.During the interview, Stan Gouveia reminded the AG that Government fell to a vote of no-confidence since December 21 of last year, and therefore, Government needs to call elections now because going forward, everything Government does would be illegal. “What is your take on that?” he asked.BASIL’S LIE: “Well, it is not my take, it is the take of the ruling of the CCJ. And the CCJ ruling is very clear. In fact, the Leader of the Opposition and the other Members of the Opposition who appealed to the CCJ, sought coercive orders from the CCJ against the President, against GECOM and other constitutional actors… Well let me say from the outset, the CCJ refused all of the coercive orders that the Leader of the Opposition sought. And those orders included that the President and Cabinet should resign.That was rejected by the CCJ; the other one was that elections be held within three months… That was also rejected by the CCJ. Thirdly that the President remain and be directed to hold election no later than the 18th of September, that too was rejected by the CCJ and the question of which or what list that GECOM should be directed to use was also rejected by the CCJ. Other rejections included in relations to the GECOM’s Chair appointment, they sought a coercive order that the President and Leader of the Opposition conclude their negotiations, and the President will take no more than three days after receipt of the list from the Leader of the Opposition to name a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).So, all of these orders they sought, and all of these orders were refused by the CCJ. (But) Why did they refuse those orders? They (the CCJ) said clearly that they would not be presumptuous to make coercive orders or give detailed directives to these constitutional actors which include the President and GECOM. And in relation to GECOM, that they would not give deadline and timeline to GECOM in relation to the holding of elections. What they (CCJ) indicated is that all of these constitutional actors know their responsibilities under the Constitution, and they ought to discharge of this responsibility with integrity. I think it is a clear victory for our Constitution; a clear victory for the Doctrine of Separation of Powers…”THE FACTS: The Attorney General deceptively omitted the parts of the judgements which say emphatically, that those orders were not granted because the Constitution itself, specifically and adequately, provides for what must happen when a No-Confidence Motion is passed in the National Assembly, that is to say, Cabinet, including the President, must resign, elections must be held within three months and within that three-month period, the Government remains in office as a “caretaker” until the next President is sworn-in.It is clear, that Basil Williams wishes to portray that because the specific orders prayed for were refused, then the judgements of the CCJ can be ignored by the Government.So by analogy, if a wife goes to the court and complains that her husband consistently beats her and she prays for an order restraining the husband from beating her, and the Magistrate refuses to grant such an order on the grounds that the laws of the land already prohibit the husband from beating her since assault, actual bodily harm and wounding etc are all criminal offences; then because the order was refused, the husband can continue to beat his wife.There is no other way of describing such line of reasoning, other than to say that it is an expression of unparalleled “dunceness”. (Anil Nandlall)Basil Williams was next asked why was Granger inserting or suggesting names for inclusion in the final list of six that the Leader of the Opposition would be submitting the President for him to select the Chairman of GECOM?BASIL’S LIE: “Well that’s the usual approach of the Leader of the Opposition. Look, the ruling of the CCJ is very clear. You recall the old process was, the Leader of the Opposition presents a list to the President of six names that are not unacceptable to the President. That was the old process. And the President and the Leader of the Opposition followed that process, and the CCJ said that that process was flawed. And in fact, it was Nandlall who started that argument that it was a unilateral appointment, and that the whole philosophy was to move away from unilateralism to consensualism. They (the PPP) started that argument.And so, the Court found, after tracing the history of the legislation and applying a method of interpretation, they (the CCJ) found that that process was flawed. So, the process was not one of the unilateral appointments of Justice Patterson after three lists… (inaudible, break in transmission) which are not unacceptable to the President and also would satisfy the illegibility requirements in the Constitution. That is the new process.Before the list is presented, the President and Jagdeo must now talk about the list. And the Court went further to say this approach gives the President now, a role in identifying names to go on the list. So, no longer unilateralism with Jagdeo alone determines the composition of the list, now the President is part of that process”.THE FACTS: This type of reasoning characterises the quality of legal advice the President receives which has now culminated with the President convincing himself that the CCJ judgement, in relation Article 161(2), has conferred upon him a power and right to submit names to the Leader of the Opposition, which the Leader of the Opposition must include in the final list of six names to be submitted to the President for the appointment of a Chairman of GECOM.In other words, the President is insisting upon submitting names to himself for appointment by him. The very thing he did in respect of the appointment of Justice Patterson, which the CCJ ruled was flawed and in contravention of Article 161 (2) of the Constitution. It is becoming extraordinarily difficult to refrain from questioning the mental make-up of these people. (Anil Nandlall)During the interview, Basil Williams said the CCJ made the decision that the Cabinet, including the President will remain in office. Again, he lied. At all times, the CCJ made reference to the Constitution of Guyana, and instructs that “All must be faithful to the spirit and letter of the Constitution and operate within the parameters given to each by the Constitution… these particular provisions (Article 106(6) and (7)) require no gloss on the part of the Court in order to render them intelligible and workable. Their meaning is clear and it is the responsibility of constitutional actors in Guyana to honour them”.Like David Granger, Basil Williams poses a dangerous threat to our democracy and our Constitution by misrepresenting the rulings of the CCJ to stay in power by all means necessary. So for convenience and clarity, I now quote sections of the consequential orders made by the CCJ on July 12, 2019. Readers can form their own opinion.Consequential orders in part:[5] The Judiciary interprets the Constitution. But, as we intimated in our earlier judgement, these particular provisions require no gloss on the part of the Court in order to render them intelligible and workable. Their meaning is clear and it is the responsibility of constitutional actors in Guyana to honour them. Upon the passage of a vote of no-confidence, the Article requires the resignation of the Cabinet including the President. The Article goes on to state, among other things, that notwithstanding such resignation, the Government shall remain in office and that an election shall be held ‘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 …’ The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has the responsibility to conduct that election and GECOM too must abide by the provisions of the Constitution.[6] Given the passage of the No-Confidence Motion on 21 December 2018, a general election should have been held in Guyana by 21 March 2019 unless a two thirds majority in the National Assembly had resolved to extend that period. The National Assembly is yet to extend the period. The filing of the court proceedings in January challenging the validity of the no confidence vote effectively placed matters on pause, but this Court rendered its decision on 18 June 2019. There is no appeal from that judgement.[7] Article 106 of the Constitution invests in the President and the National Assembly (and implicitly in GECOM), responsibilities that impact on the precise timing of the elections which must be held. It would not therefore be right for the Court, by the issuance of coercive orders or detailed directives, to presume to instruct these bodies on how they must act and thereby pre-empt the performance by them of their constitutional responsibilities.It is not, for example, the role of the Court to establish a date on or by which the elections must be held, or to lay down timelines and deadlines that, in principle, are the preserve of political actors guided by constitutional imperatives. The Court must assume that these bodies and personages will exercise their responsibilities with integrity and in keeping with the unambiguous provisions of the Constitution bearing in mind that the No-Confidence Motion was validly passed as long ago as 21 December 2018.I rest my case.Harry Gill,PPP/C Member ofParliamentlast_img read more

Local state of emergency issued in Chetwynd

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – The District of Chetwynd has declared a local state of emergency within the District of Chetwynd because of the heavy rainfall.According to Environment Canada, 79 mm has fallen in the District since noon Wednesday.  The forecast still calls for another 30 to 50 mm of rain in the next 24 hours.“We all need to take measures to ensure our families, structures and livestock are safe at this time.” stated Mayor Merlin Nichols.  The District will provide sandbags at the Public Works yard and will update the District website as new information becomes available.  Their website is Advertisement -Road Closure in ChetwyndThe following road will be closed until further notice:  50th Street from 7-11 to Northern Lights College.Road Closure in ChetwyndRoad Closure in ChetwyndPhotos from Chetwynd Photos from Chetwynd - Peace FM Photos from Chetwynd – Peace FM Photos from Chetwynd - Peace FM Photos from Chetwynd – Peace FM 2011 FloodIt is almost 5 years to the day of the last major flood in Chetwynd.  In June 2011, the community suffered serious damage after record rainfall hit the community and the entire North Peace.  Here is a video of the damage from 2011 courtesy of Peace FM.Advertisementlast_img read more

Egypt did not want to ‘risk’ Salah, says coach Cuper

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah had to settle for a place on the bench as Egypt look to ease him back in after his injury. Photo/APYEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 15 – Mohamed Salah was kept on the bench in Egypt’s opening World Cup defeat against Uruguay on Friday because the team did not want to risk further injury to the Liverpool star.Salah, who turned 26 on Friday, injured his shoulder three weeks ago in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. On the eve of the Uruguay match in Yekaterinburg, which the South Americans won 1-0, Egypt coach Hector Cuper said Salah was fit, raising the Pharoahs’ hopes that he would start the Group A clash.“He’s certainly important, nobody can deny that, but you need a good team too — and we are a good team,” said Cuper. “If Mo had been on the pitch it may have been different but we can’t know that.”“He did not play today because we wanted to avoid risk or danger but I think that he will be fine for the next match,” said the coach.“Yesterday we were quite certain that he would play. At the end of training he was examined in depth and there was some doubt if he fell or was hit by another player.“We thought perhaps he might get another injury and we want to avoid that so we decided not to take that risk.“We want him on top form for Saudi Arabia and Russia.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Former Chelsea ace set to snub West Ham switch

first_img Lassana Diarra [right] 1 Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra is set to join Marseille – despite interest from West Ham.The Frenchman almost joined the Hammers in January but a dispute with his former club Lokomotiv Moscow scuppered the deal.That disagreement regarding compensation was resolved by FIFA last week and the player is now free to join any club he wishes.And, according to L’Equipe, Diarra has decided to move to Marseille and should complete a switch before the weekend.The French club have offered the 30-year-old a four-year deal and beat off several sides in securing his signature.Fenerbahce reportedly made an approach, along with three Premier League clubs – including one who played in the Champions League.last_img

Herta enters Texas in 11th, as Penske grabs pole

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Everything is going really good for the Marlboro Team Penske car,” said Hornish, winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500. “Our run was pretty good, even though we slowed down from where we thought we would be.” Hornish was on the pole for the Texas Motor Speedway race in 2001. But he won that pole because he was leading in points and qualifying was cancelled due to rain. Hornish’s Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves will start third after turning a qualifying lap at 213.182 mph. The Team Penske drivers have combined to win five of the six poles this year. Tony Kanaan was the highest qualifying Andretti Green Racing driver. He will start sixth after turning a lap at 212.313 mph. “We’ve spent most of our time working on our qualifying setup,” said Kanaan, driver of the No. 11 entry for Andretti Green. “Team 7-Eleven always has good race cars here. If you look back at my record, it’s pretty good apart from 2003 when Helio took us out.” Valencia’s Bryan Herta qualified 11th for tonight’s Indy Racing League race at Texas Motor Speedway. He turned a fast lap at 211.532 mph and in 24.7622 seconds during qualifying on Thursday. “I’m not particularly happy with our qualifying run,” said Herta, driver of the No. 7 Honda-powered entry for Andretti Green Racing. “I thought we might be able to get another half-mile per hour out of the car today. We’ll just have to take it and work on race setup.” Sam Hornish Jr., driver for Marlboro Team Penske, won the pole with a lap of 213.624 mph. It was his third pole of the year and the ninth of his IRL career. The two other Andretti Green drivers, Dario Franchitti and Marco Andretti, will start in the top 10. Franchitti will start eighth and Andretti will start ninth. Castroneves leads the IRL points standings with 182. Scott Dixon, who qualified fourth for the Texas race, is second in points with 170. Hornish is third at 162. Herta is ninth in points with 106 and trails Danica Patrick and Kosuke Matsuura, tied for seventh, by one point. Staff Writer Tim Haddock covers auto racing for the Daily News. He can be reached by e-mail at INDY RACING LEAGUE Bombardier 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Today, race (ESPN, 6 p.m.) Track: Texas Motor Speedway (quad-oval, 1.5 miles, 24 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps. Last race: Scott Dixon won a slippery battle of attrition that took out the 19-year-old rookie Marco Andretti and several others, holding off Vitor Meira and Ryan Briscoe in a one-lap shootout to capture the Indy Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, N.Y., for the second straight year. Last year: Tomas Scheckter edged Sam Hornish Jr. by half a car length to win at Texas Motor Speedway, his first win in four years. Danica Patrick finished 13th – last on the lead lap. Fast facts: Briscoe competed in his first IRL race since his fiery crash last September at Chicagoland Speedway. Briscoe, who suffered a concussion, two broken clavicles, a bruised lung and bruises to his arms and legs in the fiery wreck, co-drove in the six-hour Rolex Sports Car Series race the day before and the team finished third. His third-place finish was his best in the IRL. … Sam Hornish Jr. won the fall races at Texas in 2001 and 2002. In the latter, he edged teammate Helio Castroneves by .0096 seconds for the closest finish in track history. Scheckter has won the pole in three of the last four spring races at Texas. Next race: SunTrust Indy Challenge, June 24, Richmond, Va. On the Net: – Associated Press160Want 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

Six Bulldogs Advance On First Day of ITA Central Regional Championships

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Drake University men’s tennis team had an outstanding start to the ITA Central Regional Championships Thursday as six Bulldogs advanced to the second round of the singles draw and two doubles pair moved on as well.In doubles, Calum MacGeoch and Ben Clark topped South Dakota State’s Reinke and Martinez 8-4, while No. 5 seed Vinny Gillespie and Tom Hands received a bye to advance to the second round. Barny Thorold and Ben Wood dropped a tough tiebreaker 8-7(3) to Minnesota’s Alpaza and Ogilvy. Doubles (First Round)MacGeoch/Clark def. Reinke/Martinez (SDSU)<>No. 5 Gillespie/Hands (Bye)Alpaza/Ogilvy (Minn) def. Wood/Thorold, 8-7(3). The Bulldogs saw five players earn victories in the singles draw, while No. 4 seed Gillespie also advanced to the second round as he received a bye. Thorold put together one of the best wins of the day as he upset No. 17 seed Jake Van Emburgh from Oklahoma 7-6(4), 7-6(5). Hands, who is the No. 25 seed, rolled past Nebraska’s Rok Krizaj 6-3, 6-1. MacGeoch, who made a deep run in last year’s event, chalked up a first round win over UMKC’s Amaury Navette, 6-4, 7-5. Freshman Freddie Powell earned his first collegiate victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Minnesota’s Kaleb Dobbs. Clark tallied the final win of the day for the Bulldogs with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Oklahoma State’s Brady Draheim. Action will continue on Friday with the second and third round in singles and the second round in doubles. center_img DAY ONE RESULTSSingles (First Round)No. 4 Gillespie (Bye)MacGeoch def. Navette (UMKC), 6-4, 7-5Powell def. Dobbs (Minn.), 6-2, 6-4No. 25 Tom Hands def. Krizaj (Neb), 6-3, 6-1Clark def. Draheim (OKSt), 6-2, 6-2Thorold def. No. 17 Van Emburgh (Okla), 7-6(4), 7-6(5)No. 17 Scaglia (OKSt) def. Wood, 6-3, 6-3  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Lampard insists Chelsea fully deserved their victory over Tottenham

first_imgFrank Lampard insisted Chelsea fully deserved their FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham despite the controversial nature of their second goal.Spurs were furious after Juan Mata’s shot was adjudged to have crossed the line, but midfielder Lampard scored one of three late goals that sealed a superb victory for the Blues.“It was an amazing game. I thought we played brilliantly. We deserved to win that game with the amount we created,” Lampard told ITV.“We got lucky [with Mata’s goal] but we can’t call that -the referee did. But we scored a lot of goals and created a lot of chances. Over the course of the game we deserved to win.”Looking ahead to Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, Lampard added: “We’ve got to believe in ourselves.“We’re ready to go for it. We’ve been in pretty good form lately but we need to carry it on.”Chelsea skipper John Terry said of Mata’s goal: “I don’t think it did [cross the line]. I thought it hit me and stayed out. Throughout the season things go for you and against you.”Click here for the Chelsea v Tottenham quizSee also: Chelsea v Tottenham: Player ratingsControversial Mata goal helps Blues thrash Tottenham Di Matteo confrms Luiz is a doubt for Barcelona clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jean Barton: An evening of ‘Texas’ musical drama

first_imgHalf of our Western Livestock Journal Texas “Legacy” Tour decided an early evening wasn’t needed, and we enjoyed “Texas” a musical drama, in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, TX, in its 51st season.If you are near Amarillo between early June and mid-August, don’t miss this two and half hours of music, dancing of 28 young college students, fireworks, light and sound effects, live horses, and not planned were the three deer that wandered on the stage. The 50 members of the cast have ties to …last_img

White wins fourth straight Firecracker

first_imgBrandon White’s victory at the Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100 highlighted a busy night at the Redwood Acres Raceway on Saturday night.White has enjoyed plenty of success recently in the raceway’s biggest race of the season, and held off Dane Nissen and Mic Moulton for his fourth straight Firecracker victory.White also set fast time for the Mid-City Motor World Super Six Challenge Series in the Late Model division, with Nissen and Alan Cress taking the two heat races.Cress had pole …last_img