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Burrowes shoots impressive 68 at LAAC Tourney

first_imgNational representative Justin Burrowes pulled out all the stops to shoot an impressive four under par 68 today in the third round of the Latin America Amateur Championships (LAAC) yesterday. Burrowes’ 68 is the best score posted by a Jamaican at this event. He carded seven birdies, eight pars, and three bogeys. He enters today’s final day tied in 23rd position with five other players. His three-day score (73, 76, 68) totals 217. Burrowes made the cut after two days, vying against more than competitors, to stay among the top 50 players. At the top of the leader board are Alvaro Ortiz (Mexico) on 208, Luis Fernando Barco (Peru), and Agustin Errazuriz (Chile) tied in second on 209, and Luis Gagne (Costa Rica) in fourth position with 210 strokes. The tournament is being played at Teeth of The Dog, Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic. The event, which began in 2014, is a collaboration of the Masters Tournament, The Royal & Ancient Golf Club, and the US Golf Association and is designed to develop amateur golf in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The region’s finest golfers test their skills in this premier tournament.last_img read more

Bile and spite…

first_img…against PPP in handcuffingThe handcuffing of Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington after they arrived in court to answer the SOCU charge of “misconduct in public officials” demonstrates more than any other act up to now, that justice is furthest in the minds of this PNC-led Government. There’s already been much comment from impartial commentators about the Government scraping the barrel for that arcane common law charge to drag the two former PPP Government officials into the courts – and now THIS!!Way back in 1769, Blackstone enunciated the rule on shackling in court: the accused “must be brought before the bar without irons, or any manner of shackles or bonds; unless there be evident danger of an escape.” And that’s been the rule in civilised jurisdictions ever since and was ratified as recently as 1988 in R vs Vratsides. The US Supreme Court’s taken the firmest stand against handcuffing accused persons in the docks – for the very same reason as the common law: it violated their presumption of innocence and due process!! There’s a difference between “convicted” and “accused” that’s at the foundation of liberty.The rules are very clear that in a Magistrate’s court, the decision to handcuff isn’t one for the Police to make – only the Magistrate so decide whether the accused poses a danger to anyone in the court or – even if other measures are taken such as the posting of Policemen at strategic points – he remains a flight risk. But the officials all know this – they’ve been around the (legal) block and then some. This is pure and simple bile and spite against the PPP.Singh and Brassington are just the convenient proxies in the PNC’s second prong of their pincer movement to destroy the PPP as a credible force. The first movement was firing 5700 sugar workers from GuySuCo and making redundant another 2000 from private cane farmers in their unilateral closure of four sugar estates. The PNC’s always bristled at the loyalty of sugar workers to the PPP – since they represented the loyalty of the masses.Singh and Brassington’s persecution – and it’s a “persecution” and NOT a “prosecution” – is supposed to be an object lesson to the young professionals who’ve supported the PPP. The PNC means to show them their future will be destroyed and their reputations dragged into the mud, through the courts. In the end, it won’t matter whether they’re convicted or not: the message will already have been sent.Supporters of the PPP in the lower strata will be left jobless to starve while those in the middle and top tier will be dragged in the mud in chains.But after the PPP – it’ll be their own supporters.…against contributionVeteran human-resources expert, Nowrang Persaud, who enlightens the nation via his letters with his observations on matters Guyanese, made a pertinent observation recently about President Granger’s speech at the 180th Indian arrival event: “The speech included in some detail, the involvement of Indo-Guyanese immigrants in all aspects of manual, physical and structural activities.  However, there was a patently noticeable exclusion of their significant involvement and contribution to the equally if not more important mental/intellectual/scientific/managerial and investment aspects of Guyana’s development.”The “big question (of course) is why?” For the answer, one has to only look at the PNC’s actions in their first iteration under Burnham –  Granger’s template as the present PNC leader and President. The civil service had already been dominated by non-Indians, so Burnham merely ensured the few Indians were sycophants. Ditto for the officer corps of the exponentially expanded Disciplined Forces and the managers of the 80 per cent nationalised economy. Indian-Guyanese, then and now, are to be the “haulers of water and hewers of wood”.Why mention those to be made redundant?…in ChronicThe Chronic’s gleeful report goes even beyond the PNC’s bile: “Handcuffed and escorted under Police guard, Singh and Brassington had only a few hours arrived in Guyana from overseas, when they were dragged before the court.”Handcuffed and dragged!!last_img read more

Proposed Broadcast Bill in violation of Constitution – Nandlall

first_imgConcerns continue to mount about the Broadcast (Amendment) Bill, and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall is contending that it has not gone unnoticed that the proposed amendments fly in the face of constitutional provisions.He notes that the bill contravenes Article 146 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana,Former Attorney General Anil Nandlalland has said the proposed amendment — which allows for the state to order broadcasters to carry public service announcements (PSA) — infringes on the basic constitutional right to receive and communicate ideas and information without interference.“A freedom to publish includes a freedom NOT to publish,” Nandlall said, when asked about the amendments. “You can’t mandate programming, (but) this bill mandates an hour of Government programming. And every individual, once it’s private property, has a right to say no. (Now) that right is being lost.”Article 146, (1) of the constitution states: “Except with his own consent, no person shall be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of expression; that is to say, freedom to hold opinions without interference, freedom to receive ideas and information without interference, freedom to communicate ideas and information without interference, and freedom from interference with his correspondence.”The former Attorney General also zeroed in on Article 142 of the Constitution, which guarantees that the private property of individuals cannot be acquired, except under the authority of the law. That was later amended to provide for compensation to be paid to the owner of the property.“They must act under the law, and the law must provide for adequate and promptPrime Minister and Minister of Information, Moses Nagamootoocompensation at the time when they are taking the property away. This (broadcast amendment) law doesn’t provide for that; so clearly there is a violation of Article 142 of the Constitution,” he explained.Nandlall noted that television and radio stations are in the business of selling air time, “and when a Government attempts to mandate them to publish, free of cost, Government programmes for one hour per day, seven days per week, that amounts to 28 hours per month. That is almost two days of prime broadcast time.”He noted that this all amounts to a significant loss of revenue for the broadcaster, and he said it is a violation of the broadcaster’s proprietary rights.He pointed out that even if operators re-apply within 30 days of the act, as specified in the amendments, there are no guarantees that “they would receive the same licence they previously held; or, in fact, if they would receive any licence at all.”The BillPart two of the bill sets out that broadcast agencies would be mandated to broadcast public service programmes for a total of up to one hour daily. Broadcast agencies will be airing these public service programmes free of cost and as requested by the Government between 6:00hrs and 22:00hrs.The bill also states that the GNBA reserves the right to direct a broadcasting agency to broadcast emergency notices or disaster warnings for any length of time, and regularly during peak or prime advertising time periods, depending on the nature of the emergency and having regard to public safety.A broadcaster will have the right to file a complaint with the GNBA within 24 hours of being asked to broadcast a programme free of cost if, in the agency’s judgment, it is not considered a public service broadcast programme.But there is a warning for broadcasters daring to oppose the legislation: the bill states that any broadcaster the GNBA finds to have “arbitrarily refused” to broadcast a public service broadcast programme without lodging a complaint has committed an offence.The Act also mandates that any licensed entity carrying out broadcast services immediately before the Act went into effect will have no choice but to reapply within thirty days for a licence in accordance with the amended law. Failing to reapply means a cessation of service.On the other hand, failing to cease operations if not granted a new licence by the GNBA will, on summary conviction, earn that broadcaster a fine of $1M and imprisonment of one year. In addition, all machinery and equipment used for broadcasting by the entity can be seized.Since its passage, broadcasters have already come out in opposition to the new proposed measures.Private broadcast companies have since come out in criticism of the Government over the proposed bill, and have asked for deferral of its debate and passage. The companies have since written to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, requesting a meeting to discuss the bill.last_img read more

Court: Prosecutor’s book similar to case she’s trying

first_img“There is a reasonable possibility that Dudley’s desire to see her book succeed is so strong that it will trump her duty as a prosecutor,” the court wrote.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA BARBARA – An appellate court has ruled a female prosecutor should be removed from trying a rape suspect because of a novel she wrote featuring themes similar to the case. The 2nd District Court of Appeal said Deputy District Attorney Joyce Dudley should be recused from prosecuting Massey Haraguchi, citing the prosecutor’s self-published book “Intoxicating Agent.” “Although her novel and petitioner’s case have differences in their facts, enough similarities exist to suggest Dudley is relying on petitioner’s case for plot lines,” the panel wrote in its decision released Thursday. The ruling came the same day as a separate decision by the appellate court questioning the actions of another prosecutor in the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. The panel ordered Senior Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen removed from a high-profile death penalty case because the prosecutor had shared confidential files with movie producers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsDudley’s book, “Intoxicating Agent,” focuses on a prosecutor with Dudley’s initials who is handling a case involving a rape suspect. In both the real-life version and the book, the victim said she had been sexually assaulted after being given an intoxicating drug. Dudley wrote the book before Haraguchi was charged with rape in September 2005. However, the book was not released until this past January. In court documents, Dudley argued her book does not describe “any events or details of the case” involving Haraguchi. “The fact that I have written and published this fictional book has not affected or impacted any of my decisions in this case,” she wrote. The court, however, noted a “disabling conflict” for promoting the book. last_img read more

WWE superstar backs Real Madrid captain for wrestling career

first_img Sergio Ramos is regarded as one of the world’s best defenders 3 WWE superstar Rusev believes Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos has what it takes to become a professional wrestler.The former United States champion is an avid Real fan and has backed the club’s captain for a WWE run. He told The Sun: “For the personality? I feel like Sergio Ramos.“He has all the personality and all the right tools to be here, with us, and do what he has to do.“(You need to) look like a superstar, dress like a superstar, act like a superstar, there’s more to being in the WWE than being a professional wrestler.”Ramos has a habit of picking up needless yellow cards, the most recent coming in Real’s 2-1 Champions League last-16 first leg win over Ajax on Wednesday. The 32-year-old was booked for an unnecessary foul on Kasper Dolberg in the 88th minute and the caution means he will miss the second leg at the Bernabeu.But his post-match comments could land him in hot water with UEFA.The Spain defender said: “Considering the result, I would be lying if I said I had not forced the yellow card. Rusev (right) is popular among WWE fans Ramos’ challenge outraged Liverpool fans in a game which saw Real triumph 3-1 3 Rusev is Real Madrid fan. pic.twitter.com/5goJ188b8m— SocialRMadrid (@Socia1RMadrid) May 23, 2016“It is something I had in my mind and it is not about underestimating Ajax or assuming we are already through.“In football you have to make tough decisions and I decided to do it.”Ramos caused controversy during the final of last season’s competition when he wrestled Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the ground, forcing the Egyptian to come off prematurely with a shoulder injury. 3 getty last_img read more

Everton fan slapped with stadium ban for Merseyside derby comments at Liverpool

first_img Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked update O’Brien’s comments were made at Anfield before last season’s Merseyside derby Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more statement LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Everton fan John O’Brien has been hit with a three-year stadium ban for abusive comments he made at Anfield ahead of last season’s Merseyside derby.O’Brien, 21, was found guilty of a public order offence and fined £850 on Wednesday after a foul-mouthed tirade prior to Liverpool’s Premier League clash with the Toffees on December 2 last year. rookie error 1 Getty Images – Getty The game ended in dramatic style as Divock Origi scored a 96th-minute goal to secure a 1-0 win for Liverpool.A police spokesman said O’Brien, 21, was apprehended after ‘shouting offensive comments’ before kick-off at Anfield.The details of what O’Brien said have not been released by the police. The two rivals met again in March and drew 0-0, a result which proved costly in Liverpool’s title charge as they finished a point behind Manchester City.The Reds have started the 2019/20 Premier League in perfect style, winning all five of their opening games, while Everton have taken seven points from their first five games.Liverpool will host Everton on December 4 in the next Merseyside derby before the reverse fixture on March 14, 2020. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti stalemate Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas deals appointed Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ targets Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son on target last_img read more

Ross County 1-3 Motherwell: Pearson at the double for the Steelmen

first_imgBut Well did not have long to wait for the opener. A good move down the right ended with a Louis Moult cut-back which left Pearson with a simple finish. It got better for the visitors in the 16th minute when they doubled their lead with a fantastic strike from Lasley. A Hammell corner was only partially cleared and the Motherwell captain fired a low drive into the corner of the net. County made a tactical switch in the 36th minute with Raffaele De Vita replacing Stuart Murdoch to give the home side an added attacking option. The hosts came close to getting one back in the final minute of the half when De Vita crossed for Michael Gardyne but his knock down was too hard for Alex Schalk who hooked it over the crossbar. County had the first real chance of the second half when Gardyne found David Goodwillie in space in the box but the forward lost control of the ball at the vital time. Goodwillie then got on the end of a chip from Martin Woods but he could not get his shot on target.  The chances kept coming for the home side and it was Goodwillie again who had the chance to net when he was put through by substitute Boyce but Well goalkeeper Craig Samson pulled off a fantastic one-handed save at point-blank range. It was all County now and Schalk should have done better when he latched on to a Brian Graham knock on but he blasted his shot wide of the upright. But County got the goal their play deserved in the 70th minute when Samson could only parry a Gardyne shot and Boyce was left to nod in from close range. Well almost restored their two-goal lead a minute later when Pearson drove the ball wide of target from well inside the box. Boyce had a great chance to level in the 79th minute when he latched on to a Woods pass but he blasted the ball high and wide. Graham almost caught Samson out with a deep cross cum shot that the keeper scrambled to turn over the crossbar. In the dying seconds Boyce got on the end of a Chris Robertson cross but his header was well saved by Samson. But in stoppage time Pearson scored his second of the game when he headed home from close range after Scott Fox saved from Marvin Johnson. Copyright of Press Association 2016. Stephen Pearson scored twice as Motherwell took the points to cement fifth place in the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 3-1 win against a Ross County side that only got going in the second half. Pearson gave Well a fourth-minute lead and Keith Lasley quickly doubled the advantage with a wonder strike from 25 yards. County improved in the second half and substitute Liam Boyce headed one back but Well finished the job in stoppage time when Pearson scored again. The visitors forced a couple of corners in the opening exchanges but from the second flag kick Steven Hammell’s cross was headed over by Stephen McManus. last_img read more

Celtic complete signing of PSG striker Odsonne Edouard

first_img“I am really looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and we will work hard together to bring our fans as much success as possible.’The Scottish champions had suffered from a lack of options up front during the early Champions League qualifiers after Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele suffered injuries.Though Griffiths is now fit, Rodgers is moving to bolster his squad with the addition of the France youth international.Edouard is a product of PSG’s youth system but has not broken into the club’s first team. Celtic have completed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain striker Odsonne Edouard on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.The 19-year-old goalscorer is Brendan Rodgers’ fifth summer signing and second of the week following Patrick Roberts’ return to the club.He arrived in Glasgow on Thursday to complete the formalities of his move.“I am absolutely delighted to be joining Celtic, one of the world’s truly great football clubs, and I can’t wait to wear the famous Celtic jersey,” Edouard told Celtic’s official website. A loan spell at Toulouse was cut short last year after the player was convicted of an offence involving an airgun and given a suspended sentence.The striker has represented his country at Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 levels. He was top scorer at the Under-19 European Championships in 2017 and named as the best player in the competition.last_img read more

Reds Exhibition with Louisville Bats this Saturday

first_imgThe Bats open the 2014 regular season campaign on the road in Toledo on Friday, April 4. The team begins their home schedule on Thursday, April 10 against Columbus with the first of 12 $1 Budweiser happy hours of the year. Tickets for all regular season games, including April 12 for Thunder Over Louisville, are available. Single-game tickets may be purchased online at batsbaseball.com, by calling 1-855-228-8497 or by visiting the Louisville Slugger Field box office.The 2014 season will mark both the Bats’ 15th season at Louisville Slugger Field and their 15th season as the top affiliate of the Reds. The entire 2014 Bats schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found at batsbaseball.com. Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at 502-212-2287. The exhibition game featuring the Cincinnati Reds and Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field on Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. is officially sold out. The game is presented by The ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, Clear Channel and The Courier-Journal.The game will give fans the first glimpse of the 2014 Reds playing against the Bats in their final preseason game leading up to Opening Day. All fans with a paid ticket for admission will receive a free Cincinnati Reds cap when entering the stadium. The game will be the Reds’ first visit to Louisville Slugger Field since a 2005 exhibition with the Toronto Blue Jays.last_img read more

Horgan delight with Morrissey signing

first_imgFinn Harps manager has expressed his satisfaction with the decision of Danny Morrissey to join his team for the 2017 League of Ireland Premier Division season. The 22-year-old striker signed for Harps at the weekend after successful negotiations were concluded with the Harps boss in Cork. Horgan says he personally, as well as the club, are very pleased that a player of Danny Morrissey’s calibre has opted to join Finn Harps. “We are delighted to get Danny on board for next season. I have known Danny a number of years now and always had a high opinion of him. I think he will fit in great with us, both with his ability and his work rate. The move should be of benefit from the club point of view as well as for Danny himself who needs to play consistently” Horgan said.Morrissey is the third player to have signed after Ciaran Coll and Gareth Harkin earlier this month renewed their contracts at Finn Park for another season. Ryan McConnell, who is currently on loan at Irish League side Ballinamallard, is the only other player under contract with Harps.So the manager has plenty of hard work ahead of him in the coming weeks in terms of re-signing as many of last season’s squad as possible and trying to attract more new faces to Ballybofey. He must find replacements for Kevin McHugh who has retired and Keith Cowan who will not play in 2017 as he rehabs from a serious knee injury sustained in a league game against Cork City a couple of months ago at Finn Park.“I knew Ollie quite well when I was in the Irish international schoolboys side as he was the manager then and that was one of the reasons I decided to join Harps” Morrissey said.The striker had played underage with his native Middleton in the east of the county before signing for Cork City as a 16-year-old in 2010. And the youngster made his senior debut for the club that season. At different times injuries limited his first team appearances but his best season with the Turners Cross club was 2013 when his form attracted interest from cross-channel clubs and there were a few trials but no move materialized.Last season Morrissey played just a couple of League games under John Caufield Cork but still managed to score two goals in a game against Longford Town and he was also on the mark against Derry City. He netted the winner in a 1-0 FAI Cup semi-final win over Bray Wanderers in 2015. While his appearances were very limited in the season gone by Morrissey was a regular on the bench but disappointingly for him was left out of the match day squad for the dramatic late extra-time FAI Cup Final victory over Dundalk at the Aviva at the beginning of the month.“The boys were going very well from early in the season so it was very hard to get into the team. Things were going well in the League and Europe and that made it very difficult for me. And that was one of the deciding factors in that Ollie is going to give me the chance of regular team football at Finn Harps. I want to prove myself and the only way you can do that is by playing more games. My job will be to score goals and help the team to get as many points as possible” Morrissey said.It will be the 22-year-old’s first time to move away from Cork but he is clearly relishing the new challenge. “I saw at first hand the passion that the fans have for Harps when we played them up in Ballybofey a couple of months ago and we just managed to get a 1-0 win. I’m going up there at the beginning of January just before pre-season starts. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge and getting settled into new accommodation in Letterkenny” Morrissey concluded.last_img read more