Jamaica sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says this will likely be her final Olympic Games, However, the 29 year old is very excited about the prospect of becoming the first female to win a historic three Olympic 100m gold medals.She is also looking forward to facing the new sensation Daphne Schippers of the Netherlands and other rising stars of the sport.Schippers, the world 200m champion and 100m silver medalist and the fastest woman over 60m this year, has been phenomenal since switching from the heptathlon to the sprints and many are projecting her to be the biggest threat to Shelly’s legacy.However, the Jamaican insists she is not worried about her opponents and even welcomes the challenge, which she anticipates will be her toughest of her three Olympic Games appearance.”Each year, you have persons coming to the forefront, person who will rise and that’s what happened to me (earlier in career). Daphne is a heptathlete, so she is very strong. But I don’t subscribe to reading about my opponents, I don’t follow them to be honest. I keep my head in my training and focus on that,” she told The Gleaner at a luncheon at GraceKennedy yesterday.ADDEDCOMPETITIONFraser-Pryce is expecting the added competition from Schippers as well as her club-mate and World Championships 200m silver medal winner Elaine Thompson among others will bring female sprinting into the limelight this year.”I am really excited about where female sprinting is right now, the bar has been set, no longer people will sit around waiting on (Justin) Gatlin and (Usain) Bolt. They will look for us and I am looking forward to the challenge. Elaine has done times that not even I have done and it’s exciting just to train with her and that has helped me to know I can do it.”But 2016 is going to be an incredible year for female sprinting and I would love to be a part of that. It will not only be good for them but it’s good for me to have that,” she added.” … I believe this is a testing year, where I will have to more than rise to the occasion. I love those challenges, as I have been Olympic champion twice and three times world champion and that’s a big feat,” said Fraser-Pryce.”So when 2016 comes and everybody ask if I am worried, I am not worried. Challenges make us and if I am to create history by just walking on the track without challenges it wouldn’t be satisfying,” she added.
MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s football team, sporting a moniker that means “mean girls,” has got some very supportive parents backing their antics.Occupying a small section of the University of Malaya Stadium, the small crowd made up of mostly parents of the players were screaming their lungs out to cheer their daughters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vicente hopes for continuous volleyball program after Macandili plum 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Yet it was the parents, brother— and grand parents — of Anicka Chabeli Arrieta Castaneda and Sara Isobel Arrieta Castaneda who handily won the award of “stage folks.”The Castaneda family flew in full force including mother Deedee and father Conz and brother Daniel. Their grand parents are also in tow.Sara, 20, is an Early Childhood Studies major at La Salle Taft, while Anicka, 17, is high school senior at La Salle Zobel.Their parents also joined the team in Tajikistan early this year when the Malditas nailed slot for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan next year.Unfortunately, the Malditas fell to four-time champion Vietnam (3-0) Thursday afternoon. But at 1-1, they still have a solid shot for medal.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Khyren Angela Bretana Dimaandal was one of the Malditas whose parents flew all the day from Manila just to catch the matches.READ: SEA Games: PH team stuns host Malaysia in women’s footballFEATURED 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’Dimaandal’s mother said they even had to buy another set of plane tickets because the football schedule was changed at the last minute.“We just can’t miss her matches here in the SEA Games,” said the mother of Dimaandal, a BS Biology major at De La Salle. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas
Dear Editor,There is a question which is boggling the mind of every Guyanese and one to which our legal “experts” are giving diverse interpretations: Was Charrandas Persaud, as a Member of Parliament, an alien pledging allegiance to a foreign power or state?Article 155 (1) states that, “No person shall be qualified for election as a member of the National Assembly who: (a) is by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state”. It is now common knowledge that Charrandas has held dual citizenship for a number of years and had re-migrated from Canada more than 20 years ago. Since then and until now he has not renounced his Canadian citizenship or his Guyanese citizenship. But can he be classified as an “alien” to Guyana? Article 232 (1) of our Constitution makes it undoubtedly clear that, “In this Constitution, except as otherwise provided or required by the context -“alien” means a person who is not a Commonwealth citizen, a British protected person or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland”. It must be stated here that Canada is a member of the Commonwealth, therefore, its citizens cannot be branded as “aliens”.This is also supported by Article 159 (2)(b) which states that a person can vote if he/she is a Commonwealth citizen who is not a citizen of Guyana and who is domiciled and resident in Guyana and has been a resident for a period of one year. Therefore, this person is given the same status as a citizen of Guyana. In this case Charrandas is a citizen of Guyana so why should he not be elected as a member of the National Assembly? He took the Oath of Office and he pledged “true faith and allegiance to the People of Guyana” and he will “honor, uphold and preserve the Constitution of the Co-operative of Guyana”. He did not violate the Constitution, he is not an “alien” and Canada cannot be deemed to be a “foreign power or state”.A distinction must be drawn here. It is accepted that because of the common culture and heritage shared among Commonwealth countries they are not deemed to be “aliens” and “foreign” to each other. However, while some countries see no difference between Commonwealth and foreign countries, other countries treat Commonwealth citizens as they would their own once certain criteria are met. In other words, Canada will be deemed a foreign power to Australia although both are Commonwealth countries. On the other hand, some countries like Guyana do not treat Commonwealth citizens as “aliens” and their countries as “foreign power or state” since the Guyanese Constitution allowed them to vote at the elections. This “right to vote” cannot be taken lightly. It is significant since only citizens of Guyana are given that status. Our Constitution, the Supreme Law of the land, has made it conclusive that a Commonwealth citizen is not an “alien”!Furthermore, Article 53 (a) is not breached since Charrandas is a citizen of Guyana and is duly elected to serve in the National Assembly. In addition, Article 156 (c) does not apply since he has not ceased to be a citizen of Guyana and no circumstance arose which would have caused him to cease to be a member of the National Assembly.It follows then that Charrandas Persaud was a duly elected member of the National Assembly and his “yes” vote in favor of the famous “no-confidence” motion is legally and constitutionally correct. Moreover, the framers of the Constitution knew perfectly why Article 52 provided for the National Assembly to be comprised of 65 members – 33 is the majority!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC CouncillorRegion Six
I am looking forward to getting started with the Speech from the Throne on November 19th through which our Government will set out its forthcoming agenda and objectives to the nation. Next, Minister Flaherty is expected to present an Economic Update by the end of the month.Advertisement MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P. A New Role in ‘Making Parliament Work’ Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented to the nation the new “Canadian Ministry”, the team he has charged with protecting Canadians in a time of increasing global economic instability. This new federal cabinet is a strong, reassuring blend of new and familiar faces, all experienced professionals with a broad range of backgrounds. The key portfolio of Finance will remain in the steady hands of cabinet veteran Jim Flaherty. This signals the strong economic focus of the new Cabinet given that our central responsibility will be to ensure that Canada’s businesses and families have the security they need to weather any global economic storm. – Advertisement -Canadians also want to draw confidence from the continuity of their Parliament. Consensus and tangible progress on critical legislative and policy matters is imperative as we navigate the country through the coming years. That is why I am so honoured that the Prime Minister asked me to take on a very pivotal role in making this 40th Parliament work when he appointed me Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. As Government House Leader, I will work closely each day with the Prime Minister, my cabinet and caucus colleagues, and the leaders, house leaders and whips of the opposition parties. These discussions and negotiations will focus on how and when we will proceed with priority legislation and debate the issues that Canadians have asked their parliamentarians to tackle. Advertisement In fact, I am humbled by the response to my appointment by my opposition counterparts who indicated publicly that they view my appointment as setting a positive tone for this upcoming parliament. While the onus is on the government to make Parliament work, the responsibility rests with all 308 Members of Parliament. Fortunately, over the past 15 years, I have fostered solid, productive relationships with MPs from all parties. Having previously served as Opposition House Leader, Opposition Whip and Government Whip, I recognize the importance of respectful and fair negotiation. In the meantime, Ministers and their departments and staff are already in the midst of intensive activity, review and analysis with the ongoing objective of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs and services. Canadians elected us with the expectation that we would look for savings wherever we can to ensure fiscal integrity in government through difficult economic times. As Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, I will continue working both inside and outside the House of Commons Chamber to deliver on that commitment. But by far the most valued expressions of support have come from my constituents. I am overwhelmed and humbled by the flood of emails and calls from Prince George-Peace River, from all across the country and even outside the country, including a congratulatory email from Afghanistan!
A seminar being put on in Fort St. John is set to discuss the merits around physical literacy or, better known as, active living.Drew Mitchell with 2010 Legacies Now will be discussing the Canadian Sport for Life program, as well as discussing the various facilities in the local community that promote active living.- Advertisement -Many children no longer have the basic recreational foundation skills children had even 10-15 years ago, says Jennifer Gibson, sport development co-ordinator at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.Gibson says much of the lack of skills has to do with how technology has influenced people’s lives.Residents are encouraged to attend the free seminary being held Thursday May 26 from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The company now is called Avis Rent A Car System LLC and is part of Parsippany, N.J.-based Avis Budget Group, Inc. Later in his career, Avis headed Avis Enterprises, which invested in high-technology electronics companies, mostly in the Midwest. His other ventures included Avis Sports Inc., which owned wholesale sporting goods businesses in Portland, Ore., Sauk Rapids, Minn., and Morehead City, N.C. A Ford Motor Co. dealership in the Detroit suburb of Southfield that preceded the car-rental business still bears his name, while AvisFarms, a pair of office parks in Ann Arbor, were sold in recent years, said Patricia Kalmbach, president of Avis Enterprises. After selling a Detroit-based manufacturing conglomerate, Avis in 1970 moved to the farm in Ann Arbor, where he would operate his businesses from a converted barn, said Kalmbach, who began with Avis as a bookkeeper in 1981. With success, Avis befriended famous socialites including actor Cary Grant, hotelier Nicky Hilton and entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. DETROIT – Warren Avis, a canny entrepreneur for decades after selling the nation’s first car rental business to be located at airports, died Tuesday. He was 92. The founder of Avis Rent A Car died of natural causes at his farm in Ann Arbor with his wife, Yanna, at his side, the Avis family said in a statement. A decorated bomber pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, Avis formed his car rental company in 1946 at airports in Miami and Ypsilanti, Mich., with an investment of $85,000. He started with two employees and fewer than 200 cars. Avis said he got the idea for the business when he was a pilot and couldn’t find ground transportation once he arrived at airports. Avis built what became the world’s largest car rental system until it was overtaken by Hertz after years of ferocious competition. Avis sold his interest in the business for $8 million in 1954.
Sinn Féin Cllr Diarmaid Doherty has expressed his disappointment at the way that the AIB bank closure in Bundoran is being handled.Councillor Doherty, who is a customer of the bank, said it was disappointing that there has been no official notice from AIB as to when the Bundoran branch will close.“This is despite that fact that it has been common knowledge for nearly two weeks that it is due to close on the 1st of March. “There has been no confirmation regarding the position of the ATM which is of great concern to locals and visitor alike.“In my opinion the staff seem to be as much in the dark about the closure and many seem to be unsure about their future,” he said.The Sinn Fein councillor said it is not acceptable that branch staff have not been given any indications as to their future.“There are currently a number of fulltime jobs in this branch and staff are very concerned that they may lose their jobs. “I am calling on the management of the Bank to make a public statement clarifying the arrangements that are in place to ensure the closure of the bank will take place with as little disruption to customers, local businesses and staff alike.“I would also ask that the future plans for the ATM of the branch are made public as soon as possible. This is one of two ATMs in the town and is very busy with regular queues forming. I fear that the removal of this ATM would have a detrimental impact on local businesses.”BUNDORAN COUNCILLOR DEMANDS ANSWERS ON FUTURE OF BANK was last modified: January 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AIBbundoranCllr Diarmaid Doherty
The people of Ardara have found themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place but they’re delighted.A new welcome stone has been erected in the town in what is hoped will be a number of projects aimed at promoting enterprise and tourism in the area.Pictured presenting the new Ardara town sign on behalf of McMonagle Stone, to Stephen McCahill of the Town Traders, is Brian Forrest. Also pictured are Barney “The Rock” Shovlin who erected the sign, and Leonard Molloy, on behalf of the Ardara Focus Group. The Focus Group are hoping that this will be the first of a series of signs, denoting townlands in Irish and English, throughout the parish.They have applied for LEADER funding through the Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC), and hope to be able to advance the project in the coming months. ARDARA GETS READY TO ROCK WITH NEW TOURISM PROJECTS was last modified: March 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraStephen McCahillstone
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Even Tim Leiweke said he is stepping aside as CEO to allow the incoming president/GM to have full control of the hockey operations, although Leiweke will remain the team’s governor. “Three seasons in row, we didn’t make the playoffs; one playoff (series) win in 10 years; going through a coaching change and having dissension in the locker room, was very difficult for us to deal with,” Leiweke said during a news conference at the team’s training facility. “I think it’s safe to say ownership is angry,” Leiweke added. “I guess that’s the best way to put it. And we want to win.” Luc Robitaille, who just played his final game Monday for the Kings before retiring, said, “You can’t fire every player, so first it was the coach, then Dave.” Leiweke has asked Taylor, who has spent 29 years with the Kings as a player or executive, to remain with the organization in another capacity. Taylor, 50, has been the president and GM for the past nine years. Leiweke also has asked O’Flaherty to remain with the organization. Gilmore will be reassigned within Anschutz Entertainment Group, which counts the Kings among the sports teams it owns. Taylor, saying he had no regrets and that he understood the decision to replace him, wants to remain with the Kings if a “fit” within the organization can be found. He has one year left on his contract. Taylor said the fact the Kings haven’t made the postseason was the obvious reason he lost his job. “You have to get in the playoffs and you have to do some damage in the playoffs. That’s what our job is,” he said. The Kings, who led the Pacific Division on Jan. 8, were 37-28-5 and tied for seventh in the Western Conference when Murray was fired March 21. They went 5-7 under Torchetti to wind up 10th in the conference, two spots out of the playoffs. Taylor, a five-time NHL All-Star, was a member of the Kings’ 1993 Stanley Cup Finals team, when they were beaten by Montreal in their only trip to the championship round. He earned mixed reviews for his job as GM. He traded key players or allowed them to leave as free agents, several high draft picks failed to pan out and the team never had consistently solid goaltending. This season, center Sean Avery didn’t play after club officials told him he had caused one distraction too many with his verbal outbursts. All-Star center Jeremy Roenick, acquired during the offseason, was frequently injured and failed to make an impact. Right wing Valerie Bure missed the entire season because of back and hip surgeries. Kings captain Mattias Norstrom said, “It’s a tough day. We’re all part of the team, the players, the coaches and the GM. Now guys are getting fired. “It’s a reality of the game.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO – President and general manager Dave Taylor was among those dismissed by the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday during a major housecleaning. The moves came after the Kings stumbled down the stretch of the season and failed to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year. The entire coaching staff, including interim head coach John Torchetti, will not have their contracts renewed. But Torchetti, who took over when Andy Murray was fired last month, was told he can interview for the job when the new president and GM is named. Kevin Gilmore, assistant GM, and Bill O’Flaherty, director of player personnel, also were relieved of their duties.
HOW COULD SOMEONE BE SO CRUEL? THREE KITTENS FOUND ALIVE NEAR ST JOHNSTONTHESE are the kittens found alive today in an incident described by animal rights campaigners as a miracle.In the latest shocking incident of cruelty, the cuddly animals were found dumped inside a bag at the side of the road.Thankfully a woman out walking her dogs heard their cries and was able to raise the alarm. “The lady was out walking her dogs along the River Foyle in St.Johnston and heard crying from bushes on the river bed,” said a Donegal Pet Rescue spokesman.“She found these three kittens tied up in a net bag, shivering and soaking wet. They are the lucky ones and must have been swept into shore. This is the height of cruelty and can be stopped by simply spaying and neutering!”The incident follows recent examples of cruelty against kittens in Crolly and on Arranmore.Donegal Pet Rescue says the kittens will make a full recovery and are now looking for a loving home for them. FOUND ALIVE! THREE KITTENS DUMPED INSIDE BAG BESIDE RIVER was last modified: July 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Co Donegal newsdonegaldaily newsFOUND ALIVE! THREE KITTENS DUMPED INSIDE BAG BESIDE RIVERSt Johnston