Unauthorized application filed for CJ to recuse herself

first_imgH2H Registration challenge…GECOM CEO arrogates Commission powersDespite the last Commission meeting being held since June 11, the CEO of GECOM, Keith Lowenfield, has unilaterally arrogated its powers to have Senior Counsel Stanley Marcus move to the courts, asking acting Chief Justice Roxane George to recuse herself from hearing the challenge to House-to-House Registration.Senior Counsel Stanley MarcusThis publication understands that Marcus, who last appeared on GECOM’s behalf unsuccessfully arguing his case before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), contends in his application that Justice George may be biased against them by virtue of a recent press statement.After she declined to grant an order restraining the house-to-house exercise and gave parties time to make further submissions, Justice George via the Supreme Court’s publicity unit was forced to make a statement correcting misconceptions with her decision.One such misconception she corrected in her statement was claims made by Attorney General Basil Williams in sections of the press that applicant Christopher Ram withdrew his challenge.CJ (acting) Roxane GeorgeAccording to a statement from former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Marcus’ application contends that Justice George exhibited bias in the press statement.“The Application filed by Mr Marcus, SC, is supported by an affidavit sworn to by Mr Keith Lowenfield. This compounds the anomaly. For Mr Lowenfield now purports to act for the Commission without the authority of the Commission,” Nandlall said in his statement.“The Constitution is clear. Article 161 (1) is very clear: the GECOM shall consist of a Chairman and the Commissioners. Mr Lowenfield is not part of GECOM. Hence he is represented by different counsel in the case.”Noting that new GECOM Chairperson, retired Justice Claudette Singh, has not convened a meeting of the Commission as yet, Nandlall questioned by what authority did Lowenfield take on the lawyer to represent GECOM.“I have consulted with at least 3 Commissioners of GECOM and have been advised that GECOM has not met since 11th, June 2019, Mr James Patterson officially demitted office on 24th, June 2019, and the new Chairman is yet to commission a meeting with the Commissioners,” Nandlall said.“In the circumstances, I feel compelled to ask; who retained and authorised Mr Stanley Marcus to file this Application? It certainly cannot be GECOM. These are fresh proceedings and one cannot argue that the same authority by which he appeared before the Caribbean Court of justice continues to apply. GECOM should publicly state its position on this matter, earliest.”Last week Tuesday, George denied an application for an interim conservatory order to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from continuing its house-to-house exercise that began on July 20.Nandlall, who is appearing on behalf of Ram, had said at the time that the order was not granted since the Chief Justice required more evidence as to the unconstitutionality of the exercise and GECOM’s reluctance to comply with the CCJ rulings.“The Chief Justice did not grant the conservatory order which we sought to restrain the registration process,” Nandlall explained. “But significantly, the Chief Justice emphasised that she understood that the CCJ ruled, that the elections must be held by September 18.”“And she said that very clearly, that that is what the CCJ ruled in accordance with Articles 106 (6 and 7). However, she said that we have not satisfied her on the affidavit that there is enough evidence to show that GECOM is not acting to complete this process and hold elections within that time.”Besides Nandlall, Attorney-at-Law Neil Boston was given until July 29 to submit his affidavits. Boston was reported to have been representing GECOM Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield since the CEO was named as the respondent in Ram’s application.Nandlall and team, who this publication understands have filed an affidavit with the additional evidence for the CJ as of last Tuesday afternoon, were given until July 31 to respond to these filings, with the Chief Justice ordering that all relevant submissions be laid over with the court by July 31.The Guyana Bar Association, which will be represented by its President, Teni Housty, and prominent attorney, Sanjeev Datadin was also given leave to join the proceedings as a party and make written submissions. The case was meanwhile scheduled to be heard on August 2. According to Nandlall, however, this new application from GECOM will be heard today at 17:00h.last_img read more


first_imgTHE head boy at Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana features in today’s Irish Times in a feature on how school leaders are selected.Domhnaill Harkin, 17, tells the paper about the lengthy process involved in getting the position…including interviews with the boss!You can read more here: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/magazine/2011/1126/1224307988626.htmlBUNCRANA HEAD BOY FEATURES IN IRISH TIMES MAG was last modified: November 26th, 2011 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:Scoil Mhuire Buncranalast_img read more


first_imgIf Cupid’s arrow has missed it’s target, it might be time to try world famous matchmaker Willie Daly at the Ardara Matchmaking Festival next month.North Clare farmer Willie is one of the last traditional matchmakers in the country and has set up around 3,000 marriages since he started following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps over 45 years ago.Each year his tiny home town of Lisdoonvarna (population 800) hosts a matchmaking festival that attracts 40,000 visitors from around the world. The annual Matchmaking Festival in Ardara takes place over a weekend and also includes fortune-telling, tarot cards, traffic-light dating, blind date and speed dating as well as live music.Described as “the horse-whisperer of matchmaking”, Willie’s top tips for love are:Never quit looking.Avoid looking at love through the eyes of another person. Love can be around the next bend in the road.Always hope that it will happen sooner than you expect.Treat love with respect and it will respect you in return and you will enjoy the magic of romance.If there is someone in your dreams don’t be afraid to open your arms and tell them that you love them.Believe and you will, you will, you will find love and be happiness for the rest of your life. Love is a wine of a rare vintage and is waiting for you to uncork and indulge.Willie Daly also swears by his 150 year old “Lucky Book”. If you touch the book you’ll be married and in love inside of six months. If you are already married, you will recreate the honeymoon period you first had.He said he realised there was a need for matchmaking when he saw his Neighbours living and dying alone.“I saw my neighbours, good, fine people, dying off, alone, and the farmhouses and our way of life going to ruin. There was no one for them and without a real knowledge of what I was doing, I started introducing people to one another.” Meet Willie and you could also find the love of your life at Ardara Matchmaking Festival, November 7th, 8th, 9th.LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT ARDARA MATCHMAKING FESTIVAL was last modified: October 26th, 2014 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)Tags:ArdaraMatchmaking FestivalWillie Dalylast_img read more

Mars Rover: Big Tech, Little Camera

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… adam popescu Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#space#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts We can take it to Mars but when we get there, the pictures we take – suck. Whenever we leave Earth, we pack the computing power equivalent of a canteen of water. That’s right, a whole 32 ounce canteen. Less than a 7-11 Big Gulp. The Mars Rover is no exception. Yes, the one ton, $2.5 billion Curiosity is capable of traveling millions of miles into space and surviving the “seven minutes of terror,” but with a two megapixel camera, a low power computer chip, and only 4.5 gigabytes of data storage, your average smartphone can take better pictures. Much better pictures. Let’s put it like this: your memory stick on your computer has more data storage space than this thing.  Why you ask? Two main reasons.When NASA first began work on the mission in 2004, this technology was state-of-the-art. Less than a decade later, that tech, at least on the computational side, can’t keep up. With a limited stream of data, around 32 MB a day, getting that info to Earth is also a big challenge. And pictures aren’t the only thing being sent by the Curiosity — it’s also sending recordings and other measurements, which are beamed to two satellites orbiting Mars, and then on to Earth. Phew.Think of it like this: you share cable dial-up Internet with your whole family, and your little brother streams long, long YouTube videos while you try to get the pinwheel to stop moving so you can scroll through your 10 open tabs. It takes a while, and there’s only so much bandwidth. That’s kind of what’s happening a few miles upstairs in the Milky Way. Another reason the camera and data storage is limited in capacity, is because careful planning went into preventing harmful radiation from compromising equipment aboard the Curiosity, says Ben Cichy, NASA JPL’s chief software engineer for the Mars science laboratory.“We have to make sure a single particle of sun can’t damage it,” he said, noting that the equipment aboard the craft is redesigned to withstand the harsh environment of space. “That slows it down.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

In the End, There Is No Better Strategy

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Read this article by James Clear. It’s about a young salesperson who makes 120 calls a day, moving a paper clip from one container to the other each time he dials the phone.In the end, there is no better strategy than this. Pick up the phone, dial a number. Without hanging up the phone, dial the next number. Most of your calls will go to voicemail. Many will not be a good prospect for you or your company. Enough will answer, and enough will engage with you that you will build a pipeline, and you will win deals.There is no substitute for consistent, massive action. Enough time and energy leveraged against any obstacle, and the obstacle eventually yields.Needles and Hay StacksThere is no list of prospects that your company can buy that will tell you exactly who is dissatisfied enough to change right now. If that list existed, your company would pay whatever was necessary to buy that list. Because you have no idea who is open to exploring change, you have to find them.Talking to people is how you discover whether or not they are open to change. If you don’t talk to anyone, you never discover where they are and what they might need.Selling isn’t a numbers game. You have to have chops to succeed in sales. Prospecting, however, is a numbers game. More activity produces more results, all things being equal.What You Are Unwilling to DoYou might like social selling better. You might feel more comfortable connecting on LinkedIn than calling someone who isn’t expecting your call. You might also like inbound marketing and the leads they provide you, believing that the act of downloading a whitepaper suggests that the prospect is interested, making the next communication easier and more natural. You may even prefer straight up email, believing that warms up your prospect, when for most people it’s really just the preferred method for being rejected.What if your competitor is willing to do what you are unwilling to do? What if your preferred method of prospecting is too slow and produces too few results? What if someone else is willing to do whatever it takes while you are unwilling?Every prospecting method is valuable, and all should be employed. There is still no better strategy than this one.last_img read more

Mehbooba’s uncle steps down from top party post

first_imgPeoples Democratic Party vice-president Sartaj Madni, also an uncle of its president Mehbooba Mufti, resigned from the party post on Monday, in an apparent first bid to dissipate the surging rebellion within the party.“I have submitted my resignation to PDP president Ms. Mufti in the larger interest of the party and for its strengthening, stability and unity,” said Mr. Madni.He was nominated for the party top post in January 2017, just a year after PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed passed away.The elevation of Mr. Madani and Ms. Mufti’s brother Tassaduq Mufti, inducted into the State Cabinet as Tourism Minister, was seen by many PDP leaders, especially the MLAs, as a bid on the part of Ms. Mufti to strengthen the family’s hold over the party “without considering any merit”.In fact, Mr. Madani’s stepping down is first casualty of the rebellion faced by Ms. Mufti within the party, with at least seven MLAs and MLCs publicly criticising her policies and approach during the previous PDP-BJP government.“PDP had become a family show, run by brothers, uncles and other relatives. The Peoples Democratic Party has become Family Democratic Party,” PDP MLA Imran Raza Ansari had said in a statement.Sources said Ms. Mufti is under pressure within the party to act against her brother, who was nominated for an MLC seat in the State Assembly’s Upper House in December 2017, to save the party. Sources said Ms. Mufti is likely to nominate someone from outside the family as Mr. Madni’s replacement.last_img read more

BJD MP booked for assaulting woman scribe

first_imgNewly elected BJD MP from Kendrapara Anubhav Mohanty, his younger brother Anuprash and the MP’s actor wife, Barsha Priyadarshini, were booked on Friday for voluntarily hurting, assaulting and harassing a woman journalist.“A case under Sections 294, 354-A, 323 and 34 of IPC has been registered against all the three,” said Purighat police station in-charge Rashmi Ranjan Sahu. He said the case has been registered on a written complaint of the woman journalist.The woman in her complaint said the MP’s younger brother had been passing lewd comments at her for the past few days. When she visited the MP’s house on Wednesday to complain about it, Mr. Mohanty and his wife allegedly assaulted her. The MP was not available for comment.last_img read more

Will break favor BaliPure, Power smashers?

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Their Final Four, meanwhile, needed to survive grueling quarterfinal matches marked by five-set thrillers.Pocari Sweat swept the four-team field while Creamline finished 2-1 as they clinched the last two semifinals slots over Perlas Spikers and Air Force.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut BaliPure enjoys a big psychological edge over Creamline in their best-of-three semis series as the Water Defenders toppled the Cool Smashers their two meetings in the elimination round of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.The marquee match at 4 p.m. will not only feature the league’s top two local hitters in Grethcel Soltones and Alyssa Valdez, but also a pair of talented imports in Jennifer Keddy and Jaroensri Bualee (BaliPure) and Laura Schaudt and Kuttika Kaewpin. Valdez emerged the top spiker in the eliminations but BaliPure was the No. 1 attacking team and No. 2 in blocks. The Cool Smashers lorded it over the field in service.BaliPure coach Roger Gorayeb hopes to also draw the best from setter Jasmine Nabor, Risa Sato, Aiko Urdas and Jorelle Singh. Tai Bundit of Creamline will eye support from Pau Soriano and Ivy Remulla.The 6:30 p.m. clash between the Power Smashers and the defending champions is also expected to go the full route with both teams splitting their two elimination-round duels.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Tokyo 2020 qualifiers to train in Japan Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Grethcel Soltones of Bali Pure attempts a spike against two Philippine Air Force blockers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTop seed BaliPure and No. 2 Power Smashers hope to come out fresh from a weeklong break as they take on Creamline and Pocari Sweat, respectively, at the start of the Premier Volleyball League semifinals Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Water Defenders and the Power Smashers earned their rest after gaining outright semifinal berths following a 1-2 finish in the double round eliminations.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Saina needs change to excel again, says new coach Vimal Kumar

first_imgSaina Nehwal has been training under Vimal Kumar (right) at the Prakash Padukone academy for the last 10 days.When it comes to drive and passion to be a top coach, Vimal Kumar is second to none. But Vimal the person is quite the opposite.He prefers to stay away from the spotlight, but never shies away from speaking his mind. In his heyday as a player, he was a known rebel and never hesitated in taking cudgels against the federation when it came to the players’ cause.That is why his voice has always mattered in Indian badminton. Vimal suddenly finds himself in the spotlight when Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved to Bangalore to train under him.Immediately, speculation started that Saina was breaking away from her longtime coach and former All England champion Pullela Gopichand. However, Vimal has chosen to focus on his work.Breaking his silence, the renowned coach said it was mutually agreed by the ‘team management that Saina needed a change’ that could help her get back the ‘spark’ to excel at the top level.”The move to bring Saina to Bangalore for training was taken after consulting the team management. All three of us – myself, (Pullela) Gopichand and Madhumita (Bisht)-sat down and had a discussion, and based on that we decided that she needed a change. We all know and understand each other quite well. There is no conflict. It is a perfect arrangement,” Vimal said.”It always helps to have a change in environment whether it is in the corporate sector or sport. Sometimes it is important to get out of one’s regular routine and try something different. A small change can spark something in her. So it is all about getting that spark back and get her refreshed,” Vimal said.advertisementAn added advantage for Saina, who has struggled with form and fitness over the last couple of years, is that she is also picking the brains of legendary Prakash Padukone.”All of us, including Prakash, are trying to help her out here so that she can come out with her best. And she herself is quiet eager to give her best at the Asian Games. It is a process. She has proved what she can achieve. We have high hopes from her, the country has high hopes from her and she realises that. That is why she wants to give herself the best chance at the Asian Games,” says Vimal, who won bronze at the Seoul Asian Games in 1986.The Padukone academy was the only top quality facility for badminton in the country before Gopichand came up with his own academy in Hyderabad. As co-founder and chief coach at the academy, Vimal has played a crucial role in shaping the careers of many top Indian players, including Gopichand himself.The association of Vimal and Saina goes back a long way. It was Vimal who handed Saina her first big international break at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. He saw tremendous hunger and spark in the teenager, who justified Vimal’s decision by beating some top players.The association was revived when Vimal’s advice during this year’s Uber Cup helped Saina put up an impressive performance. Vimal has also taken up several challenging coaching assignments and has worked as an official coach for the International Badminton Development Programme and was an instructor at the IBF World Badminton Academy.Now Vimal has a new task in front of him.”It is a challenge for me. As coaches, we have to get the best out of them. It is part of coaching to try out different things and see what works for a player. When a player is going through such phases, a coach has to see where he can help them,” he said.last_img read more

ISL 2019-20 HIGHLIGHTS, Jamshedpur FC vs Bengaluru FC: Subrata Paul Masterclass Holds Bengaluru to 0-0 Draw

first_imgBengaluru FC have so far looked cagey and have been guilty of not converting their chances – something that especially cost them against FC Goa, where they drew after a late penalty for Ferran Corominas. Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri and Manuel Onwu need to start being a bit more sharp with Raphael Augusto already shining in the midfield. Coach Antonio Iriondo’s Jamshedpur FC have played an attacking brand of football and have taken the game to the opposition. Key to their performances have been midfielder Piti and striker Sergio Castel. While Piti controls the proceedings and has shown an eye for defence-splitting passes, Castel has two goals to his name already. Jamshedpur Indian players Farukh Choudhary, Aniket Jadhav and Mobashir Rahman have also been impressive.With 2⃣ straight wins under their belt, will @JamshedpurFC continue enjoying home comforts or will @bengalurufc halt their winning run? #JAMBEN #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/GvO6w9sfsm— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 3, 2019last_img read more