MOST READ Nurmagomedov had barely released his hold after McGregor tapped out when he launched himself over the Octagon fence, apparently targeting McGregor’s training partner, Dillon Danis, as security tried to quell the chaos in the crowd.Nurmagomedov was hustled out surrounded by security officers as a pro-McGregor crowd jeered and threw drinks at him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWhile UFC president Dana White did not present Nurmagomedov the title belt, fearing arousing the crowd’s ire, he told TMZ in video posted on the UFC website that the Russian would not be stripped of the title and any punishment for the melee after UFC 229 would likely come from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) and not UFC.“He absolutely keeps his title,” White said. “And he’s going to get suspended (by the NAC), so maybe you give him a four-to-six month suspension.” White said the NAC has not given Nurmagomedov his prize money pending an investigation of the situation and could impose a fine for his actions.“(The NAC) took his whole purse right now and they are talking about keeping his purse. I do not think that that should happen,” White said. “You should not be able to keep his whole purse.”White said he thought the NAC should take a $250,000 fine.White told TMZ pay-per-view record MMA sales numbers above two million buys for the show made him “a little giddy” but he added that Nurmagomedov made the wrong decision to enter the crowd after a heckler from McGregor’s camp.“I don’t think there’s too many people who don’t understand why he did it, but he shouldn’t have done it,” White said. “He’s the world champion. He just beat Conor in front of the entire world. Stand up, get that belt wrapped around you. You won. The guy who’s yelling at you means nothing.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Khabib Nurmagomedov, center, is held back outside of the cage after fighting Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be stripped of his UFC lightweight title despite his role in a post-match brawl Saturday, UFC president Dana White said in a website posting Tuesday.The 30-year-old Russian kept his crown with a fourth-round submission victory over Ireland’s Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, improving to 27-0 in his professional career and 11-0 in UFC bouts.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew White wasn’t sure what the future held for Nurmagomedov as far as opponents. McGregor says he wants a rematch but the NAC must rule first on just when the undefeated champion can return to the Octagon.“We have to see how this stuff plays out with Khabib,” White said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown NBA coaches box get a little more diverse during offseason Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
Gaitree Ramona Rookhum has been re-elected to serve as president of the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL).The GAWL said on Friday that during its recent annual general meeting, several persons from the previous year were re-elected to continue serving along with Rookhum.Pretima Lall receiving her token from the Honourable Chief Justice Roxane GeorgeServing as GAWL Vice President alongside Rookhum will be Shellon Boyce. Meanwhile, Chandrawattie Persaud has been elected to serve as Secretary, Alanna Lall as Treasurer, and Coleen Sparman-Stephens as the Assistant Secretary Treasurer.Jaya Singh Backreedy, Denise Hodge, Anita Mohan Hamilton, and Keshia Chase were also elected as committee members.“The President, in her report for the year 2017-2018, highlighted the work of the Association for the past year, which included outreaches undertaken, partnerships created, consultative meetings attended, and pro bono services offered to the wider public.She also thanked members for their donations towards hurricane relief for the region, back-to-school supplies, and Christmas presents to the children at the Sophia Care Centre, and toiletries hampers to the women at the New Amsterdam Prison and the girls at the Sophia Juvenile Holding Centre, among others,” the release said.In addition, the president also noted how pleased she was to see the promotion of women in the profession to high offices throughout the year.She also voiced concerns over the non-confirmation of the acting Chief Justice and Chancellor to the present date.The term has seen notable achievements, which include the public education outreach programme done through a monthly television appearance on the NCN Morning Show ‘Guyana Today’, which is slated to continue.In addition to the elections, the GAWL also hosted a brief presentation ceremony for the winners of the Essay Competition, which was the final activity in the Association’s 30th anniversary celebrations.Renika Anand of Marian Academy received an award for participating in the competition to represent Forms 1-3. She was handed her award by the Honourable Madame Chancellor Justice Yonette Cummings Edwards.Meanwhile, Pretima Lall of the Bishops’ High School was rewarded for her participation in the Forms 4-5 category by the Honourable Madam Chief Justice Roxane George; and Timothy Richmond, also of The Bishops’ High School, received a token for participating in the Forms 4-5 category by the Honourable Madame Justice Nicola Pierre, Commissioner of Title.
“It’s highway robbery” on the part of the Government— NandlallGuyana’s High Commissioner to Canada and a senior figure in the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Clarissa Riehl is expected to move to the courts during the course of this week to challenge a decision by the Government to take control of a plot of land she owns at Middle and Carmichael Streets, under the Acquisition of Lands for Public Purposes Act, a source close to the Guyanese diplomat has confirmed.The PNCR is the largest partner in the six-party governing A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition.Riehl and her husband own one plot of the land, while the other is owned by Beharry Group of Companies.According to the source, a Senior Counsel, very close to the David Granger Administration, is expected to file the challenge in the High Court after Riehl reportedly complained that she had indicated to Attorney General Basil Williams her refusal to sell the land – as she had indicated when approached by former AG Anil Nandlall about two years ago, which Williams had already communicated to the State.Efforts to contact Riehl for a comment proved futile, but the source said that already the legal challenge has been prepared and theClarissa RiehlThe Carmichael and Middle Streets property under contentionLegal Affairs Minister and Attorney General Basil WilliamsAttorney for the Guyanese diplomat would be seeking an injunction against the Government.The Official Gazette of September 24, which published the order made by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on September 22, 2016, identified the property as the east quarter of Lot 92 Middle and Carmichael Streets.The property is being taken over by the State for the proposed construction of Government buildings.Attorney General Williams, during a media briefing on Friday last, had suggested that “the nation should know that when we [APNU/AFC] entered Government, I inherited that proposal by the PPP to acquire those said lots.”He said, “The staff I inherited recommended those lots… So the issue of the compulsory acquisition was something inherited from the PPP… So perhaps the problem Mr [Anil] Nandlall (former Attorney General) has is that he didn’t get to do the transaction.”Nandlall deniesHowever, Nandlall denied Williams’ claims, saying that the AG was peddling mistruths.Nandlall, in a letter to the press on Saturday, said, “I wish to make it unequivocally clear, that as Attorney General, I had no intention whatsoever of compulsorily acquiring the said two lots of land and that no step whatsoever was ever taken by the PPP/Civic Government to compulsorily acquire the said two lots of land; that all I did in relation thereto was to make contact with the owners of the two plots of land and enquired from them, whether the lands were for sale.”Both owners, he said, answered in the negative and that was the end of the transaction: “I never even took a proposal to Cabinet in relation to this matter.”Highway robberyIn an invited comment, Nandlall described the entire fiasco as “highway robbery” on the part of Government and pointed to the fact that it was looking to pay as compensation rates calculated by its Chief Evaluation Office which are way below the market value of the properties.Government is looking to pay $20 million for a property that is valued at least $60 million. Nandlall pointed to the fact that commercial banks currently do not accept valuations done by that office as market value, something that Minister Patterson is quite aware of, since he was an evaluation officer in private practice and would have received several proposals.He said too that apart from the inelegant attacks on himself and the PPP/C Administration by the current Attorney General over the transaction – “the process has multiple worrying implications”.Nandlall said the action by the Government was a demonstration of its willingness to confiscate private property, a clear demonstration of the Administration’s disrespect for the constitutional rights of citizens to own property. He said too that the action demonstrated that Government was willing to employ extraordinary powers to compulsorily acquire people’s property.The former Attorney General is adamant that the circumstances surrounding the transaction do not warrant the use of such extraordinary powers since it was clear that constructing a building to expand the Legal Affairs Ministry did not warrant the overriding of the sanctity of private property and there were numerous other options available.Nandlall was adamant that Government by its actions continue to demonstrate its willingness to flippantly resort to draconian measures.
Hero Caribbean Premier League Playoffs…The Guyana Amazon Warriors stormed into the finals of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a six off the penultimate delivery, after producing some brilliant all-round cricket to hand the Trinbago Knight Riders a 2-wicket loss in Tuesday night’s first of two mouthwatering eliminators played at the Providence National Stadium.It all came down to the last over, when Sohail Tanvir (10*) smashed TKR skipper Dwayne Bravo for a six to seal an emphatic win in front a vocal sold-out crowd. Before Tanvir’s heroics, Bravo had removed Rayad Emrit for one run, as RomarioChadwick Walton (L) and Shimron Hetmyer (R)Shepherd, who ended with 13 off 6 not-out, announced himself with a booming six back over Bravo’s head, to take the deficit to 12 runs from two balls.It was a dismal batting performance from the star-studded TKR, who again fell victim to some brilliant bowling and fielding from the Warriors. Warriors skipper Chris Green grabbed dream figures of 2-8 from his quota of four overs; Tanvir had 2-38; leg-break bowler Imran Tahir claimed 1-22, and a refreshed Rayad Emrit 2-22.TKR’s top-scorers were Colin Ingram, who whipped a pair of fours in his 25 off 26 balls; Darren Bravo, who chipped in with an uncharacteristically slow 24 off 33; and his brother Dwayne, who produced a run-a-ball 22. Those aside, the defending champs were kept to a paltry 122-7 in 20 overs.Despite a few hiccups, the Warriors ended on 128-8 with a ball to spare. They are indebted to Shimron Hetmyer, who hit two fours and two sixes in his 39; and Sherfane Rutherford, who continued from his last match by smashing 30 off 17, with four fours and a six in a 50 partnership with Hetmyer which lifted the WarriorsShimron Hetmyer (R) of Guyana Amazon Warriors receives the man of the match prize from Joseph Harmon (L) Minister of Stateafter a shaky start.The simple chase got underway with a thumping six from Luke Ronchi (14) off Khan, which signalled a no-nonsense approach by the Warriors; but Ahmed’s class was too much for Cameron Delport, who fell for 2 to the leg-spinner.Crowd-favourite Hetmyer walked out to a rockstar reception, but soon lost his partner, who was caught by Sunil Narine off Khary Pierre.Jason Mohammed succumbed to a good delivery from Narine, trapped lbw in front of his stumps, to reduce the Warriors to 37-3 at the end of the first 10 overs.Hetmyer then launched Ahmed for a six over mid-wicket, while Chadwick Walton (13) played a few cute dabs to get a couple of fours off Pierre, before the spinner got his revenge after some brilliant fielding off his own bowling resulted in the batsman being run out.Green also fell at the hands of Pierre, caught in slip by Dwayne Bravo; and the Warriors’ small chase seemed to get a bit tough.Heroes from the last game, Hetmyer and Rutherford, were again in the spotlight, and they executed a few eye-catching strokes that took the Warriors closer to theirChris Greengoal.Rutherford raced into double figures with some lusty blows, one of which disappeared into the stands off Bravo.A bit of ball watching saw the end of the half-century partnership, which came up with a six as Ingram had Hetmyer run out by a few inches. Rutherford departed the next ball, removed by Cooper.The Warriors were rampant up front, a repeat of a few nights ago, when they sliced through TKR’s top-order, with Kiwis Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro both going back to the dressing room without scoring, after Tanvir trapped the former LBW and the Warriors Captain removed Munro, all inside three overs.Denesh Ramdin crunched three fours in his 15 off 11, before Tahir joined in on the fun and had the wicket-keeper pinned leg-before-wicket (LBW).Narine’s experiment at the top of the order failed again when Green had him easily caught on the ring by Shepherd.The left-handers Bravo and Ingram consolidated and dug in, playing a more gritty form of cricket as the champs raised their 50 in the 12th over, having lost their top-order in the power-play stages for just 26 runs. Bravo was given a life when Tanvir attempted a brilliant catch but floored it, leaving Emrit to halt his already in-progress celebrations.Warriors would soon see the back of Bravo, as he edged Tanvir into the waiting gloves of Ronchi to end the 48-run partnership. Emrit was repaid in full when Ingram smashed one straight into the clutches of Rutherford in the deep, as TKRSherfane Rutherford of Guyana Amazon Warriors fieldingslipped further into the abyss.The 100 came for TKR in the 18th over, with the first six of the innings also coming off the bat of Cooper, who nailed Tanvir over mid-wicket.The final ball of the innings saw Emrit removing Bravo for the second time in a few days, caught by Tahir to end the innings and the lower-order 36-run partnership between himself and Cooper, who was left not out on 15. Already in the finals, the Amazon Warriors will now relax as they wait to see who would be their ultimate opponents: TKR, Jamaica Tallawahs, or the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
In completing the report the Panel needed to review submissions of all participants and documents as they pertained to the Environmental Impact Statement as well as the public meetings held in the affected areas. As per the Joint Review Panel Agreement, the Agency and the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office will make the report public by posting it on the Agency’s public registry and the B.C. EAO’s website.The potential project entails constructing a dam 1,100 megawatt hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River.- Advertisement -It’s expected the recommendation will be made public shortly, but the governments have up to 45 days to release the review.After that, they have up to six months, before they’re obligated to announce whether they approve or reject the recommendation.
Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980, and he is often criticised for brutal repression of his opponents, election rigging and his country’s economic collapse.The president, who is in increasingly frail health, is due to stand in elections next year that could see him hold onto power until he is nearly 100.The footballers’ trip was led by Spanish event manager Rayco Garcia, who said Davids and Kluivert were helping organise a match for the Barcelona Legends team in Zimbabwe in November.“My job is to bring all the legends of Barcelona here, the likes of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Juliano Belletti, Kluivert, Davids… and to play a team of legends from Zimbabwe,” Garcia told local press.“I think that is going to give hope to the youth while promoting talent in the country and bringing a piece of Europe to Zimbabwe.”– Replica ‘Mugabe’ shirt –Dutch former Barcelona forward Patrick Kluivert (R) tackles ex-Manchester United defender Lee Martin during a charity match between Barcelona Legends and Man United Legends at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on June 30, 2017The state-owned Herald newspaper on Saturday ran a photo of former Dutch internationals Kluivert and Davids presenting a replica Barcelona shirt with the name “R.G. Mugabe” on it to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.The paper said that Mnangagwa would give the shirt to President Mugabe, along with another shirt for Mugabe’s wife Grace, which had the name “Amai” (“Mother”) on it.Kluivert was quoted by the Herald — which is seen as a mouthpiece of Mugabe’s regime — as saying: “Zimbabwe is a great country, I think that has been ruled very good, but it has a bad (image) in Europe.”The three visitors held meetings with Mnangagwa and sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane in the capital Harare on Friday.They also inspected the 60,000-seater Chinese-built National Sports Stadium where the veterans game is scheduled to be held.“I am sure we will need screens outside the stadium,” Mnangagwa said, according to the Herald.“The fact that you are honouring our President Mugabe by giving him your own jerseys is something extremely important.”The privately-owned Standard newspaper, which printed a picture of the trio with Mugabe, said they had made a brief appearance at the rally on Saturday after attending the opening of a local community information centre.– ‘Endorsing a tyrant’ –“They should be ashamed of themselves,” Obert Gutu, spokesman of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) opposition party, told AFP.“They seemed to be endorsing a despotic tyrant. I used to support these stars during their illustrious careers. Many people are offended.”Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party has been accused of routinely using violence, intimidation and fraud to ensure Mugabe’s election victories.Davids and Kluivert both started their careers at Ajax and also appeared for AC Milan amongst other teams.They also plan to set up a training foundation for young players in Zimbabwe.The national team sit at a lowly 101st in the world rankings, but several players play in Europe including captain Knowledge Musona at Oostende in Belgium and defender Costa Nhamoninesu at Czechs Sparta Prague.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) with his wife Grace raise their fists before meeting delegates during a Zimbabwe ruling party ZANU-PF youth rally at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera on June 2, 2017 © AFP/File / Jekesai NJIKIZANAHARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug 13 – Former Barcelona stars Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids joined Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on stage at a weekend political rally, drawing sharp criticism from government opponents.Davids and Kluivert were pictured on Saturday alongside Mugabe, 93, at a youth rally for the ruling ZANU-PF party in the southern town of Gwanda, in what local media described as a “surprise appearance”.
SCOUTING Ireland is to hold an information evening for parents and anyone interested in getting involved in a new scout group in Glenties.The meeting takes place at the Highlands Hotel, Glenties next Monday 11th January 2016 at 8:30pm.The Provincial Support Officer from Scouting Ireland – Kevin Ferguson will be there along with Glenties Leaders to explain the Scouts, what it’s all about and how to get your children involved. For more info:– Call Kevin at 086 047 3459– Call Grainne – The Glenties Group Leader on 0862713625 GLENTIES TO LAUNCH NEW SCOUT GROUP was last modified: January 5th, 2016 by John2Share 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)
A number of athletes travelled to Belfast to the indoors last weekend. Bridget McDyer was 3rd in the Shot with Caoimhe Bonner was 2nd in the under 16’s with Anna Sweeney just missing out with a very good 4th place. Amy Hanna just missed out on a 3rd place medal position with a phot finish in the 60m sprint as well as a 4th in Long Jump. Sarah Doherty finished 4th in the 800m while Nicola Ni Bhaoil, Maria Sharkey, Saskia Boyle, Ultan Boyle all completed very well. Thanks to all parents and coaches who travelled and helped on another successful outing for the club.The second race of the Spring 5k Series is scheduled for Sunday 26th February at 11am. Registration is now due so please contact Ita Gallagher or any committee member to get registered. 15 euro per child, 20 euro per adult and maximum fee of 40 euro per family.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 14th, 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:Rosses Athletic Club notes
A Donegal-based sportsman has pulled off a major coup after becoming the highest ever Irish finisher in the International Dogsledding Championships in Canada.Com Burns, who is originally from Mayo but has lived in Letterkenny for many years, actually came sixth overall in the race.And considering the 40 yea old electrician only took up the sport four years ago, many are tipping him for greater things in the unusual event. Colm did Ireland and Donegal proud when he arrived home sixth in the ‘six dog pure breed’ race in Quebec at the weekend.The result has delighted sporting colleagues who are hoping his placing will help Ireland secure a top international ‘dry land’ event.Irish dog sledding federation secretary Mandy Hines said Burns’ achievement was “just superb.”“It was an incredible result for Colm and for our sport here in Ireland. “It’s the highest placed Irish competitor we’ve ever had and he was up against top countries like the USA and Canada.“Thanks to Coillte we have the best trails in Europe right here in Ireland for the non-snow dry land version of the sport and this will help us secure top international events which will be a massive boost for tourism.”Colm said “I only took up the sport properly four years ago so to be representing my country in one of the biggest event of its kind was special.“I suppose my fascination with the sport began when I was very young because I loved husky dogs.“I eventually got one and then another and all these years later I have six of them.” He said he couldn’t believe it when he heard you could race the dogs here in Ireland and decided to take up the sport four years ago.“We have modified sleds for all weather conditions and I do my training in forest parks,” he said.Due to quarantine laws, Colm had to hire six local huskies for the Daaquam 2012 Les Internationaux de traîneau à chiens du Canada (Canada International Championship of Dogsledding).He competed over two ten-mile races in temperatures of -11c on Saturday and Sunday to secure sixth spot against more than 20 other teams. Ireland’s increasing presence in the sport was recognised by the fact the Canadian organisers picked Kilkenny man Fintan Morrisey as head marshall for the weekend races.“It was a great weekend for our sport,” said Mandy Hines.DONEGAL DOGSLEDDER MAKES HISTORY WITH BEST EVER IRISH FINISH was last modified: March 13th, 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:COLM BURNSDOGSLEDDINGletterkenny
Gardaí in Donegal have warned the public to be extra vigilant as the clocks prepare to go back on Sunday – a period they say is the most lucrative time of the year for burglar gangs. They said gangs like to take advantage of the extra hour of darkness in which to operate.A spokesperson for Gardaí in the county said: “The clocks go back next weekend and the evenings will be long and dark. There are simple steps we can take to ensure that our homes are not easy prey for a burglar. “Lock all doors and ensure that windows are shut when your home is empty. Consider locking doors when you are at home also as a habit.“Get good lighting for outside your home (The dusk to dawn light is a great security feature as it automatically illuminates as soon as darkness falls and turns off again when it is bright).“Consider getting a monitored alarm for your home. Ensure that you supply your eircode when having it installed as in the event of emergency services having to attend at your home, this will ensure a swift arrival.“Don’t keep large amounts of cash at home. If you have valuable jewellery then please invest in a safe and have it screwed to the floor or wall in a hidden location. Keep all valuables in it especially when leaving your home.“Check in on elderly neighbours over the coming months and advise them in relation to home security. Advertisement “Report any suspicious activity in your area to your local Garda Station.”Gardai warn public over burglar gangs as clocks prepare to go back this week was last modified: October 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)