PNCR endorses Granger as presidential candidate

first_imgIt’s official. The incumbent President David Granger has been endorsed by his party, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) to run for a second term at the next General and Regional Elections, constitutionally due in March.The PNCR is the larger partner in the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition and on Monday, it officially threw its support behind President Granger. This was communicated in a letter from PNCR General Secretary (GS) Amna Ally.In the letter, she noted that Granger was elected unopposed at the last congress as the party’s leader. According to the GS, the President remains “capable, fit and proper” for a second term and on that basis, the party endorsed his candidature.PNCR General Secretary Amna AllyOn Sunday, AFC Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan told  Guyana Times  that his party was “likely” to support Granger as the coalition’s presidential candidate. He had added, however, that the matter would be ventilated among the party at the upcoming National Executive Conference on January 26.“I support him fully as presidential candidate, personally… [but] we haven’t gone there as a collective,” Ramjattan said. “We’re having our national executive [meeting] and certainly you’ll have me supporting him there…“But, of course, I anticipate (there will be support for President Granger). I don’t think of anybody else with the quality of statesmanship as him,” the AFC Chairman, who is also the Public Security Minister, had asserted.At the party’s first press conference for the year on Wednesday last, Vice Chair Cathy Hughes said it was too early for the party to say whether it would support a Granger presidential candidacy.“We’re not there yet right now; we’re absolutely not there right now. We hoped that President Granger continues the speedy recovery that he’s making … We continue to wish him the best, [but] we have no idea when the elections is going to be and so we’re not in a position to answer that right now,” Hughes had stated.While there had been no official public statement from the APNU camp until today, President Granger last year had indicated the possibility of him returning as presidential candidate for the coalition.“… I am a servant of my party; I’m a servant of the Partnership; I’m a servant of the coalition and my duty is to serve and I will not run away from service; that is as much as I can say… I have to bear in mind that my elevation to the presidency was as a result of popular support, it was a result of democratic processes and I will not abandon those processes …,” the Head of State told reporters at a press conference in August.Since then, however, President Granger was diagnosed in October with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and is being treated in Cuba, which requires him to travel back and forth between the two countries. In fact, he returned to Guyana on Saturday evening after undergoing his fourth round of chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.Following the toppling of the Government after the no-confidence motion was passed on December 21, political parties have intensified preparations for elections. On Saturday, former Housing Minister Irfaan Ali was elected as the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate.last_img read more

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Moruca man charged for sister’s murder

first_imgA 24-year-old man of Moruca, North West District, Region One was today remanded to prison for the murder of his sister.Randy Cozier was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The charge stated that on July 4, 2019, he murdered Cynthia Cozier, his sister.More details in the Thursday, July 11, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

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Unbeaten Duke gets by N.C.

first_img (27-3, 11-3) No. 2 Tennessee 73, No. 12 Vanderbilt 53: Candace Parker had 21 points and 14 rebounds and the host Lady Vols (27-2, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) made a strong case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. No. 5 Ohio State 72, Michigan 58: Jessica Davenport scored 25points as the visiting Buckeyes (26-2, 15-1) clinched their second straight Big Ten championship. No. 16 Texas A&M 63, No. 14 Baylor 58: Danielle Gant scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half for the visiting Aggies (22-5, 12-3 Big 12). No. 15 Purdue 58, Illinois 48: Katie Gearlds scored 21 points and the visiting Boilermakers took advantage of 16 Fighting Illini turnovers. (25-5, 14-2 Big Ten) No. 20 Michigan State 57, Minnesota 50: Victoria Lucas-Perry scored 13 points in her final regular-season home game to help the Spartans rally. (22-7, 13-3 Big Ten) Old Dominon 62, No. 22 James Madison 57: Sherida Triggs scored 15points to lead the host Monarchs (19-8, 14-1 Colonial Athletic Association). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! No. 6 Maryland 76, Boston College 60: Crystal Langhorne scored 21points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the visiting Terrapins (26-4, 10-4) clinched third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. No. 7 LSU 70, Alabama 27: Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, 14rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes and got the rest of the day off as the host Tigers (24-6, 10-4 SEC) routed the reeling Crimson Tide, which has lost 14 in a row. No. 9 George Washington 56, Temple 53: Kenan Cole’s jumper broke a late tie as the host Colonials (25-2, 14-0) clinched their sixth straight Atlantic 10 regular-season title. No. 11 Georgia 69, Arkansas 51: Senior Cori Chambers scored 17 points as the host Lady Dogs clinched the second seed in the SEC Tournament. (24-5, 11-3) No. 13 Oklahoma 72, Missouri 57: Courtney Paris scored 33 points for the host Sooners (22-4, 12-3 Big 12). center_img Alison Bales had 16 points and 12rebounds, and No. 1 Duke pulled away late to beat No. 4 North Carolina 67-62 and finish the first unbeaten regular season in Atlantic Coast Conference history. Fellow senior Lindsey Harding added 15 points in her final home game for the host Blue Devils (29-0, 14-0), who held the Tar Heels without a field goal for 7 minutes down the stretch while outscoring them 9-0. last_img read more

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My wish is to stay at Real – Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane speaks to the media at the Parc des Princes ahead of their game against PSGMADRID, Spain, Mar 30 – Zinedine Zidane indicated on Friday that he wants to stay at Real Madrid next season.But Real´s coach admitted his future will depend on results, with his team sitting third in La Liga, 15 points adrift of Barcelona, and relying on the Champions League for a major trophy this term. Zidane had previously stayed guarded over his desire to remain at the club but appears now to have declared his hand. Real travel to Las Palmas in the league on Saturday.“Yes, I would still like to stay as coach of Real Madrid,” Zidane said. “Here we depend on the results, it has not changed, it will not change, it is the requirement of this club and I accept it.“I’ve been here 18 years, I how Real Madrid functions,” said Zidane, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2001.“I do what I like doing, I do it thoroughly and if the question is, do you want to continue? Then yes I will continue. I do not feel tired, not at all.”Despite winning the Champions League in each of his two seasons in charge at Real, as well as the La Liga title last year, Zidane has come under pressure in recent months.Real’s limp defence of their domestic crown, a shock exit to Leganes in the Copa del Rey, and their poor start in Europe, where they finished second in the group behind Tottenham, combined to put Zidane’s position in doubt.But the mood has changed since Real beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this month and victory over Juventus would only enhance Zidane’s cause further.His team play Juve on Tuesday in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin.First, however, Real face a trip to Gran Canaria and Las Palmas, hoping to close the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to one point before Atletico play Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.“We hope to take second place, little by little,” Zidane said. “Of course we have our minds on Tuesday but tomorrow we have a match and to execute on Tuesday, we have to execute well tomorrow.”Sergio Ramos has picked up a knock and Isco has a back problem, with Zidane confirming neither would travel with the squad this weekend.Zidane insisted he has no issue with Isco, who followed his hat-trick for Spain against Argentina on Tuesday by saying he does not feel the same confidence playing for Real as for his country.“He said it clearly, he is happy. Maybe he does not have the best role, but he is important,” Zidane said.“The player wants to play more, like everyone, but I can only choose eleven and I have 25. Isco is a Madrid player and he is going to stay here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli charged with violent conduct

first_img1 Dele Alli: The England youngster clashed with West Brom’s Claudio Yacob Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged with violent conduct, the Football Association has announced.Alli’s charge relates to an incident with West Brom’s Claudio Yacob, in which the 20-year-old appeared to punch his opponent in the stomach during Monday’s 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.If found guilty, Alli could face a three-match suspension. He has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond to the charge.An FA statement read: “Dele Alli has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.“The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was involved in an incident with West Bromwich Albion’s Claudio Yacob in the 26th minute of the game last night (Monday 25 April 2016).”A three-match ban would see Alli miss the rest of the season as Tottenham try to close a seven-point gap on league leaders Leicester.Spurs’ draw against the Baggies means the Foxes need a maximum of three more points to win the title.Alli was upended twice by Yacob early in the game and his frustration boiled over as he turned and swung an arm into the West Brom midfielder’s midriff.Referee Mike Jones did not see the incident, allowing it to be referred to a panel of three former elite referees, who can decide if it is worthy of retrospective action.Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino suggested after the match that Alli had become a target for provocation.”I hear some comments but I have no time to see the action,” Pochettino said.”Sometimes the opponent find him and try to provoke, they know he has a strong character and may react.”I don’t know what has happened, we will see. I have nothing to comment now but Dele has a strong character if you wind him up.”READ MORE: ‘Dele Alli has a little bit of devilment in him. I like it!’ – Harry Redknapp on Tottenham starlet’s ‘punch’last_img read more

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Football’s most expensive team revealed! XI biggest signings in every position

first_img 11 In 2008 Barcelona paid Sevilla £27.5m for right back Dani Alves 11 Real Madrid bought Man United forward Cristiano Ronaldo for £80m in 2009 11 11 Juventus bought Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain for £76.5m in 2016 Southampton left back Luke Shaw was bought by Man United for £27m in 2014 11 Man United paid Juventus £89m for central midfielder Paul Pogba in 2016 In case you missed it Man United made Paul Pogba the most expensive player in football history.The club paid Juventus £89m for the midfielder to eclipse the fee Real Madrid handed Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013.Here, talkSPORT looks at a line up featuring the costliest players using a 4-3-3 formation beginning with Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.Scroll through the gallery to see the most expensive XI whose combined wages are enough to make you cry.GREAT VIDEO: 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT PAUL POGBATHE VARIOUS ATTACKING FORMATIONS MAN UNITED COULD USE WITH POGBA Chelsea were paid £50m by PSG for centre back David Luiz in 2014 11 11 11 Juventus bought goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon from Parma for £32.6m in 2001 – scroll through the gallery to a world XI consisting of the most expensive players Man United paid Real Madrid £59.7m for attacking midfielder Angel Di Maria in 2014 11 11 11 Real Madrid bought Monaco’s attacking midfielder James Rodriguez for £63m in 2014 Man City paid Everton £47.5m for John Stones in 2016 Real Madrid bought Tottenham forward Gareth Bale for £85.3m in 2013last_img read more

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DETAILS OF FINN VALLEY SPRING SERIES ANNOUNCED

first_imgThe popular annual Finn Valley Spring 5k Series kicks off on Feb 15th continuing 22nd onwards to March 8th and 22nd.Once again there is an added innovative team dimension aimed at the many various Couch to 5k /Fit 4Life/Operation Transformation groups that have sprung up in pretty much every village in the area .Recreation running/walking whether engaged in to lose weight ,to become part of a healthier lifestyle indeed engaged for social community purposes is a win win in every respect . Series Director Patsy Mc Gonagle explains that ‘a Fit Team Challenge will provide an extra stimulus involving as many as indeed the group can enthuse on each day no limit but 10 to score on each day for their Team with Challenge cups for Men /Women separate at Series conclusion based on the 4 days .“It provides an extra outlet for the weekly programme and as they compare notes on their performance over a cuppa afterwards sets each squad up for another week all working and coming together as often as possible to provide the neccessary motivation,” he said.It’s estimated that there are as many as 35 to 40 such groups in Donegal alone .To underline the fun element of the challenge which will be tweaked year on year nobody that has at any point medalled at a championship at novice intermediate senior or Masters level in past 15 years will be scored in this Team Fit Challenge aspect of the events. It will be business as usual in every other aspect but this add on is aimed at the new recruits to the running /walking/jogging fraternity.Every other aspect of the race series remains the same as previous years with spot prizes each day for anyone who turns out .In 2014 the turnout on each day was somewhere between 300/400 . To pre enter its finnvalley1@gmail.com or enquiries 0872226112.The final date offers an option of a 10k .as per 2014 . Entry fee 5 euros each day .DETAILS OF FINN VALLEY SPRING SERIES ANNOUNCED was last modified: January 24th, 2015 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:Finn Valley Spring Serieslast_img read more

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Epic sagas and classic Christmas tales come to Eclipse Cinemas

first_imgEntertainment: Star Wars and Santa Claus are the big attractions this week at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane, and there are some more special guests coming for Christmas. Christmas Night – Thurs 22nd from 6pmThursday 22nd meet and greet with Old St Nicholas (Mascot), Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven & Christmas Minion then watch THE SANTA CLAUSE @ 7pm. Tickets €5.00. Book yours today: https://liffordcp.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=LIFFORDCP&p=tickets&perfCode=101946 Kids Club Sat & Sun @ 12noonTickets €1.80 New Films This Week Rogue One:  A Star Wars StoryThe Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.Mum’s ListA dying mother’s life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few days, she created her list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons, after she was gone. Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.comLoyalty CardsGet yours today Don’t forget to check out our Christmas Video Epic sagas and classic Christmas tales come to Eclipse Cinemas was last modified: December 19th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFilmsLiffordstrabanelast_img read more

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Popular venue closes after becoming ‘disaster zone’ in floods

first_imgA much-loved Inishowen venue has had to close its doors until further notice after the flash flooding, leaving up to 15 people temporarily jobless.The Point Inn bar, restaurant and B&B at Quigley’s Point suffered extensive damage after the night of extreme rainfall levels on Tuesday August 22nd.The Point Inn, Quigley’s PointFlooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalSpeaking to Donegal Daily today, owner John McLaughlin said it may be up to six months before The Point Inn can reopen. “We are up to our knees in muck. It’s a disaster zone,” he said.Flooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point last August.Flooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalJohn faced the difficult task of telling his staff force of 15 full time and part time workers that there was no work for them.“I had a meeting with staff this morning and had to tell them I can’t guarantee them jobs. It’s a very sad thing to do,” he said.The popular local venue was reopened four and a half years ago. It now requires a complete restoration, and management have had to cancel all bookings and reservations. “The whole place has to be sanitized. We can’t make any long term plans yet,” John said.Flooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalFlooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalThe Point Inn was a refuge for many on the night of the flood. People who were stranded in the village due to roads being flooded and blocked were welcomed into the residence and given a place to stay until morning.“We had people in corridors and people sleeping on spare sofas. There was between 70 and 80 people here that night, including our guests who had booked in,” John said.Flooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalFlooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalFlooding damage at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point, Co. DonegalJohn said he has had to do the clean-up operation himself and has not yet had any assistance from the authorities this week.“We are just trying to clear it ourselves. We’ve lost the business and that’s it.” Management say they hope the get back on their feet as soon as possible.Popular venue closes after becoming ‘disaster zone’ in floods was last modified: August 24th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:FLOODINGInishowenquigleys pointthe point innlast_img read more

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MAN WHO BIT GARDA DURING ARREST ORDERED TO PAY €3,000 TO GARDA FUND

first_imgA man who bit and assaulted a Gardai as he was being arrested for tampering with his former partner’s car has received a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay €3,000 to the Garda Benevolent Fund.Garda responded to a call after hearing that Ricardo Evangelista had put sugar into his ex-partner’s car.When Gardai arrived at 103 Lawnsdale, Ballybofey, they could not find the accused. However Gardai John James O’Sullivan discovered the then 26 year hiding in a field behind the victim’s home.He tried to arrest him but Evangelista violently resisted forcing the Garda to use his OPD spray to retrain the accused.He eventually got handcuffs on the prisoner but he managed to get one hand out and again resisted violently bring both men to the ground and leaving Garda O’Sullivan down a hole in the ground.Back-up eventually arrived and Evangelista was eventually brought under control.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how the accused was Brazilian and was living in Ireland for five years but was the subject of a deportation order.He had a three year old daughter with his former partner whom he saw regularly.Defence barrister Fiona Crawford said her client was a hard working man who didn’t drink or smoke but had an impulsive manner.On this occasion on July 10th, 2010, he was looking to recover money and clothing and other personal items from his former partner’s home.She said he made about €320 a week from labouring on various farms but was an excellent worker and even probation officer Tim Coughlan said he showed excellent example to other men carrying out probation duties.He was always on time, always volunteered to do the difficult jobs and even fixed machinery when it broke down.She pleaded with Judge Keenan Johnston to give him the benefit of his plea and the fact that he had shown remorse.Judge Johnston said he wanted to send out the message that attacks on Gardai who are there to protect society will not be tolerated.He also paid particular tribute to Garda O’Sulllivan who had been attacked in the course of carrying out his duty.He jailed Evangelista for two years but suspended it for five years, ordered him to do 240 hours community service and also ordered him t pay €3,000 to the Garda Benevolent Fund.MAN WHO BIT GARDA DURING ARREST ORDERED TO PAY €3,000 TO GARDA FUND was last modified: January 30th, 2014 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:BallybofeycarGarda John James O’SullivanJudge Keenan JohnstonRicardo Evangelistalast_img read more

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