…wants full disclosure of campaign financiers, those rewarded by StateThe Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) has issued scathing assessments of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government, essentially concluding that the coalition Government is facilitating and proliferating corruption in Guyana.TIGI President, Reverend Compton MeerabuxThe APNU/AFC CabinetTIGI premised its arguments of the coalition’s corruption on the circumstances surrounding the “honorary” appointment of CEO of BK Industries, Brian Tiwari, as a Business Advisor to the Government and also Minister of State Joseph Harmon’s alleged actions with regard to his intervention in the work of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).Harmon, in defence of his appointment of Tiwari, a known financial supporter of the coalition, said his appointment was “honorific” and that “we have issued several instruments like these to persons both from the APNU and the AFC side and you would notice that I have signed it for many persons who have helped us in the campaign and those who have the capacity to help us further.” It has been pointed out by analysts that it is common on US official business trips for business officials to accompany Government dignitaries so as to explore business opportunities. This was the case, for instance, in President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba.According to TIGI, “the Minister of State is confirming that the Government has been using its position to employ and reward, out of State resources, its supporters and donors. By the Minister’s own admission, well-paying and prestigious jobs and other privileges were up for sale during the 2015 elections campaign in which the party stood on an anti-corruption and transparency platform. By any international standard, the conduct of Mr Harmon and by extension, the Government, constitutes corruption.” However, one Government official pointed out that it is making assertions that are unsubstantiated since Harmon never said “jobs and other privileges were up for sale” and only “honorific titles” were assigned for developing business for Guyana.TIGI, in rejecting the state of affairs of the APNU/AFC Government, called for the Government to immediately release all its information on the instruments of appointments made by the Government and the criteria used by them to make such appointments, in addition, to the identity of the donors pre- and post-elections 2015 and the “amount and or value of their contributions”. The bodies reasoning for the disclosure is premised on the recognition that “the absence of transparency usually spawns authoritarianism and corruption.”TIGI remarked that it expected the APNU/AFC coalition which campaigned on the anti-corruption platform to immediately tackle the corruption they were so vigorously speaking out against once they took up office.“Regretfully, the action by Mr Harmon and the inaction and silence of the coalition on corruption suggest that any expectation of early improvement in the perception of corruption in Guyana is at best premature and at worst dangerously misconceived,” the Institute said.Calls to Minister Harmon to provide a response to the damning remarks levied against the coalition Government proved unsucScessful.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) had expressed similar sentiments to that of TIGI, when they said that the APNU/AFC coalition is rewarding campaign financiers. Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo had outlined that the move was a “payback” for the financial and other support that APNU/AFC received.TIGI, which is headed by Reverend Compton Meerabux, opined in its release that the Minister’s action has “set a dark cloud over the operations of the current Government.”
Several persons were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday night.The mangled remains of the car that was involed in the accident on Tuesday nightAccording to eyewitnesses, the accident, involving a Route 48 minibus and a private car, occurred around 20:35h. The minibus, bearing registration plate BTT 4214 and registered to a South Sophia resident, was heading west along Regent Street, while the car, registered as PEE 8062, was heading north along Albert Street when the two collided at the junction of the two streets in the Lacytown area.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, it was evident that the impact was forceful due to the amount of debris left on the roadway, including shattered glass, children’s toys and footwear, along with the mangled vehicles which were rendered immovable.The driver of the packed minibus, who was identified as Gordon (only name given) was one of those rushed to the Hospital to receive medical attention. A passenger from the back of the bus, who seemingly lost a significant amount of blood due to injuries sustained to the head, was also rushed to the Hospital.According to a driver who wished to remain anonymous, the car struck the bus in the centre of its left side, which caused the vehicle to flip several times. It is still to be decided if alcohol and speeding played a role in the crash as Police are still investigating.It was also disclosed that the bus had crashed three times prior to this occasion.
McKnight has fumbled twice in two games and also fumbled in Tuesday’s practice, but Carroll said it occurred after the play was dead. He remains committed to playing McKnight more each week. “He’s playing regardless, and getting a lot of playing time,” Carroll said. Share the wealth Quarterback John David Booty claimed he did not care he passed for just 350 yards in USC’s first two games. Last year Booty passed for 518 yards after two games and that was with less plays because of rules that made games run faster. “It doesn’t matter. If we’re winning, I’m tickled to death,” Booty said. “To get invited to New York (for the Heisman Trophy ceremony) would be something special, but I’m not basing my career on an award.” Booty said teams must respect the pass and run this season after USC rushed for 313 yards against Nebraska. He said last year teams probably focused solely on him, notably UCLA. “I’m sure at times I was (targeted), because defenses were more focused on Dwayne (Jarrett) and Steve (Smith),” he said. “This year, we have both (running and passing).” Booty said he rebounded last weekend, despite passing for just 144 yards against Nebraska. “The first game against Idaho, I don’t think I did too well, but I was just out of the gate,” Booty said. “But Nebraska, I did pretty well.” Shotgun U.? The shotgun formation has been almost nonexistent since true freshman Kris O’Dowd took over at center. He needed time to learn the basics. But O’Dowd said the Trojans practiced the formation Tuesday. “We did it for the first time,” O’Dowd said. “But I have no idea if it’s part of the game plan.” Moala rests Defensive tackle Fili Moala bruised his thigh against Nebraska, so USC moved nose tackle Sedrick Ellis to his spot as a precautionary measure. Moala is expected to be OK. Averill Spicer plays nose tackle if Ellis moves to defensive tackle. Cushing update Linebacker Brian Cushing (sprained ankle) participated in about a third of the plays Tuesday. If he continues to improve each day, Carroll said he would start against Washington State. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER Coach Pete Carroll admitted Tuesday he expected too much, too soon from highly regarded freshman tailback Joe McKnight. “We might have gone a little too fast,” Carroll said. “It took four or five weeks with Reggie (Bush). “We didn’t start at the beginning and let (McKnight) creep along. Unlike with Reggie, we started off knowing what he could do and tried to do it right away.” But what about freshman defensive end Everson Griffen, whom Carroll said last winter might be the most talented recruit he ever signed? Griffen’s made two tackles in two games. “He’s learning and adapting, too,” Carroll said. “But it’s much easier to come in as a defensive end than a skill position.” But Carroll conceded the hype surrounding McKnight and Griffen during the recruiting process raised expectations unfairly. “There’s so much publicity,” he said.
Manuel Pellegrini was confident West Ham could do his Manchester City side a Champions League favour – but says they must now take advantage.West Ham’s victory over Manchester United on Tuesday put City back in control of their battle to finish in the Premier League top four.Fourth-placed City surrendered the initiative as they were pegged back to a 2-2 draw by Arsenal last week and the mood at the Etihad Stadium consequently fell flat.Pellegrini admits the players were down but he was sure West Ham – who were it not for a vastly inferior goal difference might still be in Champions League contention themselves – would still have a say.Now City now go into their final game at Swansea with a two-point advantage and Pellegrini hopes his side are fired up and ready to complete the job.“This Premier League is not easy,” said Pellegrini.“Maybe all of you were thinking we were out but you must win all your games in every stadium and every game is very difficult.“After the game on Sunday I was very disappointed, especially not to get the three points here with our fans, but I was sure United had a difficult task to do.“I just was talking with the players, (saying) that we are not ready, (because of) the same atmosphere that everybody thought we were eliminated from the first four positions – but now it is in the other sense.“I was not surprised, I was sure West Ham was a really tough game for United. I think the teams in the first four positions are the best teams of the season and there is a lot of difference between our team and United over the whole of the season.“But Swansea are a difficult team when you play away. They have done well in the last two games. We must play a very good game to qualify.”Pellegrini hopes his side can reproduce the attacking elements they showed against Arsenal. City, so inconsistent this season, produced one of their best displays of recent weeks but were unable to make the most of some strong spells of superiority.“I want to finish by playing the way we did against Arsenal,” said Pellegrini, for whom the match also marks the end of his reign as City boss.“I think we did play a very good game. If we finish playing that way and we win, it will be a good finish.” 1 Manuel Pellegrini will take charge of Man City for the last time on Sunday
DDTV: To celebrate the 2013 Gathering, the Leprechauns will be Gathering in Glenties again on St Patrick’s Day Sunday 17th March 2013. And to give the gig a boost some of them have been sneaking out of the undergrowth to do a wee bit of dancing….Gangam-style!The good people from jacksonsmediatv just happened to be in the village at the time to capture the incredible display. And you can watch what they got up to by clicking Play on the video.Glenties is hoping to get 2013 leprechauns to celebrate the year of the gathering and also to break the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS which they attempted last year, but unfortunately were pipped at the post by Bandon in Co Cork.They are going to try to get the record this year, but for that we need your HELP. If you have your costume from last year then you are all set to take part just register that you want to take part, if you want to take part and are looking for a costume you can contact us on our new facebook page which has been set up especially for the event, you can email: email@example.com or tel: Carmel on +353 (0)87 9307423 A family fun filled day is planned this year with live music and refreshments being served in the waiting area and live entertainment on the street. Organisers are also planning their own GLENTIES BOOK OF RECORDS which will take place on the day.This will be a great family day out so don’t miss out get yourself registered a.s.a.p. to ensure we put GLENTIES on the map as the holder of the Guinness Book of Records holder for the Largest Gathering of people dressed as Leprechauns in one place. DDTV: GLENTIES LEPRECHAUNS GANGAM STYLE – WATCH THE VIDEO was last modified: February 8th, 2013 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:DDTV: GLENTIES LEPRECHAUNS GANGAM STYLE – WATCH THE VIDEO
DUNGLOE NOTESUnder 13s: Dungloe 2-09 Four Masters 2-07. Dungloe captured the division 2 title last night in Ardara. Both teams deserve great credit for serving up a highly entertaining match which was keenly contested right to the final whistle. The first half was point for point , with Dungloe just edging ahead at half time. The atmosphere was electric with both sets of supporters very vocal which added to the novelty of playing under the Ardara clubs impressive floodlights. Half Time: Dungloe 0-06 Four Masters 0-05. Four Masters completely dominated for the first twenty minutes of the second half. Their dominance reflected on on the scoreboard as they lead 2-07/0-06 with ten minutes remaining. Dungloe then made some positional switches and substitutions which sprung them into life. Two goals in quick succession from Daire Galllagher and Ethan Ward gave them the incentive to go on and win the match. The final whistle was met with a huge cheer from players an supporters. Scorers: Ethan Ward 1-0, Daire Gallagher 1-0, Jerome Boyle 0-03, Aiden Mc Hugh 0-03, Dylan Boyle 0-02, Dominic Docherty 0-02. Man of the Match:Dominic Docherty. Ba iad 9, 13, 14 agus 17 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraing ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €6,900 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Nan Doherty An Clochán Liath, Tony Boyle Snr Keadue, Annie Boyle Glenties, John McLoone Glenties agus Nancy McCready LoughsaltBhain Nan Doherty as An Clochan Leith, Rita Cowley as Sheskinarone, Elizabeth Buckley as Fintown, agus Mary McDaid as Drimlaughdrid €100 ag an bhingo.Senior championship result An Clochán Liath (0-09)v(0-7) Na Cealla Beaga. Dungloe advance to the quarter final stage as group winners.Dungloe will play St Michael’s in the quarter final next Sunday evening at 7pm in Ballybofey under the lights. Senior reserve result An Clochán Liath (1-16)v(1-03) Na Cealla Beaga. The reserves also qualified for the quarter final and will play Glenties at 5:30pm also in Ballybofey next Sunday before the senior game. Dungloe GAA wish to congratulate both Kieran & Marie Sharkey on the birth of there new baby boy. Many happy returns from all at CLG An Clóchan Liath.Club 200: Series 6 – Draw 1: The winners for the 1st draw of the sixth series were as follows: 1st Evelyn Boyle Meenmore €1,000, 2nd Harry Bradley Burtonport €500, 3rd Paul O’Donnell Belcruit €300, 4th Pat McNelis Burtonport €100 and 5th Edward Wallace Chapel Road €100. Well done to all our winners and thanks to everyone for participating in this fund raising activity. This will go towards the developments at Rosses Park. GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE U13s CAPTURE DIVISION 2 TITLE was last modified: October 13th, 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:Dungloe GAA notes
Related Posts A group of scholars from Germany, Austria, and the U.K. recently put together a case study about the tweeting habits of conference attendees. Entitled “How People are using Twitter during Conferences,” this research report (available here on Scribd.com), reveals some interesting, although not altogether shocking, insights into the role the microblogging service plays during major events. Most notable of their findings is the number of individuals who actively use the service during conferences – a figure showing high participation levels among attendees. According to the report, the researchers were motivated to find out if using Twitter could actually help improve the interactions among the learners and enhance their learning experience when attending presentations in large groups. They looked into the motives of Twitter users, contents of tweets, and how this impacted the user’s network. The researchers found that the majority of conference attendees already had a Twitter account (95.1%) and many of those who did actively used it to tweet during the conference (67.5%). 74.1% of the attendees send between 11 and 20 messages per day and 51.2% discussed topics via @ replies and DMs. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos sarah perez As to what the conference goers shared, it was discovered that nearly half the tweets were simple plain text messages while tweets with links to web sites only accounted for 10% of the messages. In other words, the Twitterers were using the medium to share the information they were learning at the present moment as opposed to posting links to information already available on the web. The participants were also asked open-ended questions like “Why do you think Twitter encouraged the discussion about topics?” and what the added value of Twitter at conferences was. In response, the survey participants answered that Twitter gave conference goers a greater sense of community and encouraged discussion in the backchannel, often allowing them to discuss things in more detail than the “guys on the stage.” Other participants noted that Twitter helps you connect with people who have similar interests, provides networking potential, and allows those who could not attend to gain value from your experience. Unfortunately, the data collected comes from only five conferences and forty-one different attendees, so the sample size isn’t what we would consider to be large enough to draw any definite conclusions. However, based on these initial findings, it does seem to show that a good majority of conference goers today use Twitter to share information and interact with their network when attending these sorts of events. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Trends#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UAAP Starting 5: Week 10 MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 FILE – Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife Antonella during the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)MADRID — Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he is the father of a baby girl.Ronaldo posted a photo Sunday on Twitter of him with the baby’s mother, Georgina Rodriguez, and his oldest son in a hospital in Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Real Madrid and Portugal forward accompanied the image with the message written in Portuguese: “Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are fine! We are all very happy!”The baby is Ronaldo’s fourth child. He had two children earlier this year, reportedly through a surrogate mother.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 shutoutRonaldo made his relationship with Rodriguez public last year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
NCAA Season 93 men’s volleyball champions: Perpetual Help Altas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUniversity of Perpetual Help displayed its championship poise and withstood Arellano University , 23-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-23, to claim the NCAA Season 93 men’s volleyball crown Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The two sides were locked in an epic battle for the entire match and the Altas even found themselves trailing 19-12 in the fourth set but clawed their way back and blindsided the Chiefs for their 11th title.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Perpetual scored on back-to-back blocks to take the lead at 22-21 before Ridzuan Muhali converted on a crosscourt kill to send the Altas to the 24-22 match point.Rey Taneo then put the Chiefs away with an inspired quick kill that landed squarely in the middle of Arellano’s defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I always told my players that nothing is impossible,” said Altas head coach Sammy Acaylar in Filipino. “If you don’t give up, the Lord will give this win. So when we closed the gap I knew we never gave up.”“This is my passion, I never counted my championships because this is the help I can give to the players who will be tasting their first title.” LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alejandro lifts Go for Gold in upset win vs CEU Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Reigning MVP and Rookie of the Year Joebert Almodiel led the Altas with 19 points while Taneo Ronniel Rosales had 11 and 10 points, respectively.Christian Dela Paz had 16 points to lead the Chiefs. Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City
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