UWP leader levels allegations against ruling DLP

first_imgLocalNews UWP leader levels allegations against ruling DLP by: – October 27, 2011 Share Share 23 Views   one comment Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share UWP leader Hon. Ronald Green conversating with Opposition Leader Hon. Hector John to his left and Ronald Isidore to his right outside of the Parliament building on Tuesday.Leader of the United Workers Party Ron Green has leveled some serious allegations against the ruling Dominica Labour Party.Green told a press conference on Wednesday that he has evidence that the DLP was involved in “vote buying” during the 2009 general elections.He said the DLP spent a significant amount of money to charter plans with Dominicans living overseas to vote for their incumbent party in 2009.“This is the heart of the matter. We can run we can hide but we all know the truth; the December 18, general elections were a farce. The evidence never reached the courts so I say to Prime Minister Skerrit that you know, you know, you know that there were at least eight charters that arrived at the Melville Hall at a cost of $200,000 each. You know that 1200 came off these charters and each was given pocket money totaling $1.2 million dollars. You know who organized this, you know who the agents were, you know where this was set up, you know where the money came from,” he said.Meantime Green said Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is preventing the full participation of the members of the Opposition in parliament by holding back electoral reform.“Let us not allow our democracy to further go down the drain by dictatorship. This is what we have been saying over the years. We need to strengthen our democracy,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Kootenay Ice gets snowed under by Cariboo Cougars

first_imgCariboo, first place in BCMMHL standings with a 7-2-1 mark, completed the sweep Sunday, pounding Kootenay 9-2 Sunday.It took the Cougars just over a period to get rid of their bus legs.The slow start allowed Kootenay to take a 3-2 lead into the first period intermission thanks to goals by Quinn Klimchuk of Castlegar, Trail’s Jake Lucchini and Mitch Foyle of Fruitvale.But Cariboo erased the one-goal deficit by outscoring the Ice 3-1 in the second.The Cougars added a four-spot in the third, including three goals on the power play, to complete the rout.John Skeet of Christina Lake completed the scoring for Kootenay.Ryan Forbes, who finished the game with five points including two goals, led Cariboo. Logan Styler also scored twice for the Cougars.Sunday, Cariboo held leads of 2-0 and 6-1. Eli Jarvis paced the Cougar attack with five points — a goal and four helpers.Nathan Craft scored three times for Cariboo. Grayson Reitmeier of Nakusp and Lucchini replied for KootenayFemale goalie Kimberley Newell and Brett Soles split the netminder duties for Kootenay.The Ice, falling to 1-6-1 on the season, travel to Victoria Saturday to meet the South Island Thunderbirds in the first of two meetings.The T-Birds, 1-6-3, are two points ahead of the Ice in BCMMHL [email protected] The B.C. Major Midget Hockey League leaders put some serious hurt on the basement dwellers from Kootenay this weekend in the Sunflower City.The Cariboo Cougars out scored the Ice 18-6 in two games to sweep the BCMMHL series this weekend at the Community Complex.The Cougars opened the series scoring four power play goals en route to a 9-4 victory over the Ice Saturday.last_img read more

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Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC

first_imgValdez put up a personal tournament-high of 20 points to lead the Philippines while Jaja Santiago also had her best offensive game yet with 19. Aby Maraño chipped in 11 points to aid the Philippines.Tran Thi Thanh Thuy led Vietnam with 16 points while captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa added 15.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez dealt the killing blow to the 44th-ranked team in the world off a booming spike that set up the Philippines’ quarterfinals date against 2015 gold medalists Thailand.“They played inspired,” said Philippine head coach Francis Vicente of his 79th-ranked team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“What they showed there just now was the heart of a team that really wanted to win and that was the greatest thing I saw today,” said Vicente in Filipino.Aiza Maizo-Pontillas gave the Philippines the 24-20 match point but Vietnam managed to score three straight points before Valdez landed the final haymaker of the match. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Philippines’ Alyssa Valdez reacts after scoring a point against Vietnam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines came away with an absolute stunner in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship taking down Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the classification stage Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Filipinos improved to 1-2 in Pool E while Vietnam, the silver medalist in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, slipped to the same record.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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Driver who transported murder suspect surrenders

first_imgThe taxi driver who transported self-confessed murderer to Mahdia after killing his ‘child mother’ SimoneMurder suspect, Clevon HamiltonHackett, surrendered to police at Mahdia on Friday evening.He was subsequently taken to the Criminal Investigations Department at Eve Leary where he is being grilled. He is expected to be charged as an accessory to murder shortly.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that on the night of the fatal stabbing, the taxi took Clevon Hamilton to the University of Guyana access road where he collected the mother of one.Blanhum stated that based on the driver’s statement, an argument ensued between the suspect and the woman during which the man pulled out a knife from the haversack he was carrying and inflicted several wounds to the woman’s body.The driver, the crime chief related, was then ordered to drive to a dark corner where the suspect dragged the woman out the back seat of the car. He then spent some time in the dark and returned to the car.At this time, he ordered the taxi driver to take him to Mahdia. On their way to the mining community, the murder suspect disposed of the woman’s mobile phone. However, it was reported that the car was found abandoned in Mahdia. At the time of the discovery, the back seat of the vehicle had blood stains and maggots.According to reports the woman left home on April 16 at about 20:30h to uplift a package but never returned home.She was due to be maid-of-honour at her sister’s wedding on Sunday last and was to celebrate her son’s birthday on Monday. The woman’s body was discovered in a trench among vegetation by two school boys on their way to school.Hours after the discovery, the police arrested Hamilton in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni). He was transported to CID headquarters where he was interrogated and during which he caved under pressure, admitting to committing the crime.He was on Friday arraigned for the murder of the former model and was remanded to prison until May 18.last_img read more

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Shaw wins another Blizzard race

first_img**SubmittedKevin Shaw won the Goodlow 40 km time trial, Sunday night, with a time of 1:02:13 hours. Les Elliott was second at 1:04:53 and Pat Ferris was 3rd at 1:05:02. Roger St. Jean was 4th at 1:05:13 and George Gamble 5th at 1:06:06.Conditions were windless and warm for this test of the World Masters Challenge course. That race will be happening August 2, the holiday Monday.- Advertisement -Other times were Owen Giebelhaus at 1:12:11, Ken Nix 1:12:15, Jake Elliott 1:12:55, Gord Harris 1:13:01, Ryan Dumaresq 1:14:08 and Melanie Chapple 1:19:30.Thanks to Patricia Ferris for timing!Coming up:-Wednesday MTB race #4 on the Beatton cactus circuit, on the 103 road.-Thursday Baldonnel time trial 7 pm-Sunday is the third annual Terry Stone Memorial time trial in Hudson’s Hope at 11 am from the entrance sign.www.ferrisfastcycles.com Advertisementlast_img read more

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Still undefeated: Fortuna takes care of Dougherty, claims Logger Classic

first_imgDrew Gillette erupted for 26 points including seven 3-pointers, the Willis brothers combined for 35 points and the still undefeated Fortuna Huskies disposed of the Dougherty Valley Wildcats 84-69 in the championship round of the Logger Classic, Saturday afternoon at Jay Willard Gymnasium.“It’s been a dream start to the season for us,” Fortuna head coach Tony Miles said. “I’m happy with the win today, I thought we did a good job of beating their press.”Dougherty’s full-court press had been the downfall of both Arcata and McKinleyville in the tournament’s first two rounds as the Wildcats (6-3) held Arcata to 40 points and McKinleyville, 44.On Saturday, it held the Huskies (11-0) to 48 points — in the first half. Donald Willis came up with 20 points in Saturday’s win and his brother, Bradley Willis, finished with 15 points.Fortuna’s Donald Willis makes a move inside. (Andrew Butler — Times-Standard)Gillette was awarded tournament Most Valuable Player for his efforts over the weekend, Donald Willis earned an all-tourney team nod and Jojo McGinnis, who had seven points in Saturday’s win, was awarded the all-attitude trophy for his sportsmanship.Saturday’s tournament championship is the third for the Huskies, who won the Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament and the St. Helena Tournament earlier this season.Fortuna will enjoy some time off before heading to Windsor on Dec. 26 for their fourth and final tournament of the preseason. “We push the ball so well that when we get pressed, were always able to find a guy streaking down the court,” Miles said. “Zac Claus, especially, is so great at finding open people when we get pressed that Dougherty’s press, or anyone’s press that we’ve faced so far, hasn’t been much of an issue.”Of course, someone still has to score after advancing the ball past a full-court press look. Gillette, Fortuna’s leading scorer through 11 games this season, did so with efficiency and flair.The senior poured in 18 points in the first half of Saturday’s game including four 3-pointers in a row in the second quarter alone to help along a game-breaking run by his Huskies which saw them outscore the Wildcats 27-10 in the second frame to take a 48-25 lead into halftime and put the game out of reach.“I’m very confident with my shot,” Gillette said. “When I make a few, it sucks the defense in and opens up some lanes for me or for my teammates to jump into and get open. I was feeling it today.”Fortuna’s Drew Gillette gets past a Dougherty defender for an easy layup during Fortuna’s 84-69 Logger Classic Championship win, Saturday afternoon at Jay Willard Gymnasium. (Andrew Butler — Times-Standard)Gillette nearly matched the Wildcats’ first half scoring output by himself. Add in another dominate offensive outing from the Willis brothers, and one can see how the Huskies put away Division-I Dougherty so quickly.last_img read more

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Warriors HQ: Why the next two weeks will determine Golden State’s path to the Finals

first_imgAfter a .500 road trip, capped by a big win over Philadelphia, the Warriors return to Oracle Arena for a three-game stretch that could determine if they earn the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs.In this episode of the Warriors HQ podcast, Bay Area News Group Warriors beat writer Mark Medina joins me to discuss the fascinating upcoming schedule, which starts Tuesday night against the scuffling Celtics and includes a game with the Nuggets before a road trip that sees the Warriors …last_img read more

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Plans to extend Gautrain

first_img, Plans have been drawn up to extend the successful high-speed rail link between Joburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport. The Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service located in the business hub of South Africa, Gauteng. (Images: Gautrain)MEDIA CONTACTS • Barbara Jensen Gautrain Management Agency Spokesperson+27 83 600 4862. RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s sustainable transport bid• Revamping Gauteng’s freeways• Transport investment a must• Skills drive needed for auto industry• Green service station piloted in South AfricaRudo MungoshiPlans to expand Gautrain’s railway network in Gauteng, which will also require new stations to be built and services added, have been published for approval.The proposed expansion is part of the 25-year Integrated Transport Master Plan (ITMP 25) that was drafted by a committee of transport planning specialists and was still to be approved by the government. According to the Gauteng transport minister, Ismail Vadi, ITMP 25 proposes a radical paradigm shift in spatial and transport planning. “It is a point of departure from apartheid spatial planning, land use and mobility patterns, and ushers in an innovative way of structuring our future societal development,” he says.The Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service located in the business hub of South Africa, Gauteng. It was built to relieve traffic congestion along the Johannesburg to Tshwane corridor. Operations began on 8 June 2010 with a service to OR Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni, Joburg’s eastern neighbour. The mass rapid transit railway system covers 80 kilometres, linking Johannesburg, Pretoria and the airport.Demand for the service is high between the two cities, especially in the morning and late afternoons. At present, about 50 000 train passengers and between 14 000 and 16 000 bus passengers use the Gautrain a day. The service was completed in June 2012, when the final section of rail, between Rosebank and Park Station in Johannesburg’s inner city, was put into use. Water seeping into the tunnel between the two stations had delayed its opening.Vadi points out that ITMP 25 is a solution to transport challenges and related areas affecting people’s lives, such as land use patterns, job creation, freight movement and non-motorised transport. “Private vehicle use for daily commuting to work and home must become the least favoured option as the public transport system is expanded and integrated.”Should the proposals get the go ahead, ITMP 25 will be led by Gautrain chief executive officer, Jack van der Merwe, who will work with an inter-disciplinary team of experts. The three main areas for the new route will include Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni, on the East Rand.In the first phase, a rail link between Sandton and Randburg, via Honeydew, in north-western Johannesburg will be constructed. The second link will be constructed from Samrand to Ruimsig via Blue Hills, Sunninghill, Fourways and Cosmo City, in northern Johannesburg. The third link will connect Samrand and Tshwane East via Irene in Tshwane. The fourth priority will be a link from the existing Rhodesfield Station in Kempton Park to Boksburg, both in Ekurhuleni.Once funding has been acquired, detailed designs and plans will be drawn up and environmental impact assessments will be conducted. Building of the new routes is likely to start in three to five years.Gauteng’s population is expected to rise to 18.7 million in 25 years from the current 12.3 million. The working population is expected to grow to 8.6 million, with the number of passenger trips reaching about 25 million a day.Public transportIn South Africa, minibus taxis undertake about 65 percent of the 2.5 billion passenger trips in urban areas, as well as a high percentage of rural and intercity trips, each year. In Joburg, over 40 000 people use Rea Vaya buses to and from work daily. Rea Vaya, Joburg’s Bus Rapid Transit service, gives residents of Soweto and the southern parts of Johannesburg direct access to the inner city and surrounding areas.A system is also up and running in Cape Town, called MyCiti. Each already include over 20 kilometres of dedicated bus lanes on which services are operated, supported by another 100 kilometres of complementary, feeder and distributor services.last_img read more

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Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors return

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Basketball accomplishments to me now are just what they are,” Durant said after morning shootaround. “I can kind of separate the two now. I feel like it’s more so just cool as hell more than anything. It’s like getting a prize possession that you’re just really excited about versus getting something that’s going to change your life. … I’ll be more so just really giddy and happy more so than emotional. I won’t be a mess.”Pachulia had a new one to share his title with — 5-week-old daughter, Nutsa joined her mom and three older siblings, two brothers and a sister.“I’ve heard some actors, actresses, when they get some kind of award, say without the family. I always think, ‘What exactly my family is doing?’ I feel it now, all the support and help.”Kerr took part in the 2015 ring ceremony, but didn’t coach as he was sidelined the initial 43 games following complications from back surgery.BEAT-UP DUBSKey backup and 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala missed the game with a back strain, while Omri Casspi — who had been questionable with a mild right ankle sprain — appeared in his 500th career game making his debut with the Warriors. He then tweaked the ankle again.Draymond Green exited in the second half with a strained left knee.Iguodala is expected to return for the upcoming road trip.INJURED OFFICIALOfficial Tre Maddox, accompanied by medical personnel, left midway through the fourth quarter after a collision with David West and hard hit to the chest area. That left two officials the rest of the way.UP NEXT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Cavaliers hold off Celtics in NBA opener LATEST STORIES Still, this opener was a far cry for the forgettable 129-100 defeat at home to San Antonio in Durant’s Warriors debut a year ago when Golden State came off a record 73-win season and runner-up finish to Cleveland in the 2016 Finals.“I just remember the last game of the season we played,” Durant said of the Game 5 Finals clincher in June.Young found his stroke right away, hitting his first four 3s and five shots overall. It’s exactly what the Warriors want him to do: shoot every time he has a good look. His six 3-pointers set a franchise record for anyone in their Warriors debut and also in a season opener.Durant had one spectacular sequence in the third when he blocked Anderson’s shot on one end then converted a three-point play moments later on the other, slapping hands with a lucky boy fan on the baseline.Houston acquired Paul from the Clippers to give them a 1-2 backcourt punch to try to gain ground on GoldenState in the Western Conference.RING CEREMONYCoach Steve Kerr planned to pay extra attention as veterans Durant, Zaza Pachulia and David West each received a championship ring for the first time in their careers.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trevor Ariza’s 3-pointer with 2:09 remaining pulled Houston within 119-118 then Patrick McCaw hit a baseline jumper immediately after Golden State’s timeout. James Harden made a layup and PJ Tucker hit two free throws with 44.1 to make it 122-121.Nick Young came off the bench to hit six 3-pointers and score 23 points in a brilliant Warriors debut, Curry scored 22 points and Durant had 20 after a slow start. Klay Thompson added 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChris Paul had four points on 2-for-9 shooting in his Rockets debut, while Harden scored 27 points and Eric Gordon 24 for the Rockets. Houston opened the fourth with a 9-0 run to get back in it.The Warriors found their rhythm early but couldn’t close it out after an abbreviated preseason in terms of practice time given their recent trip to China for a pair of games against Minnesota. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Rockets: At Kings on Wednesday night in Sacramento’s season opener.Warriors: At New Orleans on Friday to start a three-game road trip.___More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Houston Rockets’ James Harden, right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant’s baseline jumper swished through the net just barely too late, and the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth to beat Golden State 122-121 Tuesday on the night the Warriors received their championship rings.The Warriors had one last chance with 10.6 seconds left and Durant came up with the ball after Stephen Curry had missed. Durant and the Warriors thought they’d won and confetti began to fall when the two remaining officials — the third got hurt in the fourth quarter — reviewed the play and said Durant’s shot was after the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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