Tuschen man killed by speeding car

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Kevin Harris of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) was killed by a car as he attempted to cross the Vergenoegen public road, EBE last Thursday at about 18:30hrs.Police say Harris was struck down when he allegedly ran across the road from south to north and into the path of PSS 2168, being driven by a 35-year-old resident of Utivlugt, West Coast Demerara.The driver of the vehicle was allegedly speeding east along the northern carriageway, and Harris sustained severe injuries on account of the impact.Rushed to the Leonora Diagnostic Centre in an unconscious state, Harris was pronounced dead on arrival.A breathalyser test determined that the driver had more alcohol than the legal limit in his system. He is currently in Police custody assisting with the investigation, while Harris’s body is at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.last_img read more

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Senior AFC Minister conveyed Cabinet’s dissatisfaction to EIC – Desmond Trotman

first_imgChronicle columnists’ firing…adds WPA tired of being disregardedLongtime Working People’s Alliance (WPA) activist, former Member of Parliament Desmond Trotman, revealed that it was a senior Alliance for Change (AFC) Minister who contacted the Guyana Chronicle’s Editor in Chief and related Cabinet’s dissatisfaction with the writings of columnists David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis.During a televised programme on Sunday, Trotman said the Chronicle’s assault on press freedom began sometime earlier, and rose to climax with the firing of Lewis and Hinds.“The previous Chairman of the Guyana Chronicle was at odds with the other members of the Board, because he wanted the Chronicle to go in a certain direction and members of the Board objected to that, and I think it led to his resignation. That person holds a high positon in the Prime Minister’s Office, and I sense that he wields tremendous influence,” Trotman said.“I suspect that he belongs to the same party that the Prime Minister belongs to; and so when I was told that a senior minister who belongs to the AFC…was one of the persons who conveyed to the editor in chief of the Chronicle that there is dissatisfaction within the Cabinet about the direction that those two columnists were going…,” he posited.Since Chronicle’s EIC, Nigel Williams, fired Lewis and Hinds, several executives of the WPA have come out condemning the actions of the state newspaper. WPA’s Tacuma Ogunseye has since expressed the opinion that his party should leave the coalition, since its views are being silenced. He has been very vocal in the media.In this regard, Trotman said he would have had discussions with at least two high ranking People’s National Congress (PNC) officials who have since expressed their support for the views of Ogunseye.He noted that although the WPA issued a firm statement on what that party thought is the denial of press freedom, it was Ogunseye’s letters to the local press that generated the interest in the matter.The former MP explained that the Government is forcing its supporters away with its attempt to stifle criticisms of its policy direction.“When you go in that direction (of silencing your critics) you’re forcing people to go underground and take positions life-threatening to this thing we call the coalition… When we sat down to discuss what led to the formation of the APNU, we took a whole range of things into consideration, and those views were represented in the Statement of Principles of the Party. We were concerned about the trampling of press freedom, and we swore (that) in a new dispensation that will not happen,” Trotman noted.Meanwhile, also appearing on the programme was Ogunseye, who noted that the WPA, despite being a founding member of the APNU Coalition, does not have any “effective places” in the Cabinet; and, as such, depends on the inclusiveness of coalition politics.“I think that when an issue becomes an issue, where those in the Cabinet feel that they got to take action, the first place they were supposed to come to is to assemble the party and say these two columnists creating problems, and have a debate on it, and let (us) see how we could deal with it,” Ogunseye said.“It is this high-handedness of the Cabinet…I don’t understand it politically. You’re not giving the political process a chance to alter behaviour; because you got the power to make things happen the way you want them to happen, you exercise that power and everybody must shut their mouth. I mean if that’s not dictatorship, then what is it?” he questioned.Ogunseye has explicitly stated he would not stand up and let Guyana slip into a dictatorship-styled Government, because he, along with others, would have fought against that. He also called on the APNU and President David Granger to deliver the type of governance it promised its supporters.Williams wrote to Hinds and Lewis, informing them that their contracts will be terminated effective March 12, 2018 in an effort to rebrand the state newspaper. The duo have since called the Government out as being the one who made the decision to have them fired because of their critique of its performance.last_img read more

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Croatia coach worried over Modric charges

first_imgThe offence carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail.“I cannot interfere in what is going on but it certainly worries me,” Dalic told reporters when asked whether he feared the charges could affect Modric’s performance.“But knowing Luka and his character… I belive that he will stoically endure all this.“For me it is more important that he recovers from his current injury and that he plays,” Dalic said.He was speaking as he presented a 29-strong list of players for friendlies with Peru and Mexico to be played in the United States this month as part of preparations for the World Cup.Modric’s indictment has yet to be approved by a court and the 32-year-old is currently not threatened with arrest.Mamic is accused, along with three other people, of abuse of power and graft that cost Dinamo, the former Croatian champions, more than 15 million euros ($18.4 million), and the state 1.5 million euros.Cash was allegedly embezzled through fictitious deals related to player transfers. Modric testified last June over the details of his 2008 transfer from Dinamo to Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.From there he joined Real Madrid in 2012.Modric has shaken off a thigh injury and travelled with the Madrid squad to France for Tuesday’s second-leg last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.He is considered the biggest star Croatia have had since 1998, when they surprised the football world by reaching the World Cup semi-finals before losing to eventual winners France.Croatia play in the World Cup Group D along with Argentina, Iceland and Nigeria.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is worried about the impact of criminal charges brought against Luka Modric less than four months before the World Cup © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSZAGREB, Croatia, Mar 5 – Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said Monday he was worried about the impact of the false testimony charges against captain Luka Modric on his performance less than four months before the World Cup.Croatian prosecutors charged the Real Madrid midfielder last week with giving false evidence during the multi-million-euro corruption trial of former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic in Croatia.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE U12 HURLERS PERFORM WELL IN DERRY

first_imgDungloe GAA News: B’ iad 2, 14, 19 agus 24 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €1,300 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Kevin mc Gowan, Chapel Road, Elaine Gallagher, Annagry, Shannon Boyle, Ard Mor, Aisling Sweeney, Mennacross agus Martina O Reilly, St. Peter’s Terrace. Bhain Mary mc Daid, Derrydruel, €150 agus bhain Elaine Gallagher, Annagry, Sheila Sweeney, Kincasslagh, Charlie Bonner, Fair Hill Lodge, Mandy Evans, Annagry, agus J.J. Mc Cole, Sheskinarone €100 ag an bingo.Congratulations to Packie mc Hugh, Carnmore Road, €1000, Hughie Gallagher, Belcruit, €500, Paul Martin, Tubberkeen,€300, Pete Duffy, Burtonport, €100 and Paul O Donnell, Belcruit, €100 who won on the Club 200 draw at the weekend.Dungloe G.A.A club will hold a child protection course in the clubhouse at Rosses Park this Friday evening, 27/2/15, from 7-10pm. For further information please contact Owen Bonner on 0872786490.A Poker Classic (5 card draw, jacks to open) will take place in aid of the Dungloe G.A.A. club on Saturday the 7th of March in the Midway Bar, starting at 7.30pm sharp. €25 buy-in and €5 rebuy. Refreshments will be served. Contact Harry on 0872649164. A G.A.A coaching seminar will take place in the Rosses Community School on Friday the 6th of March from 7 to 9.30 pm. The seminar is called “Minor to Senior: Guide to a Successful Transition”. Dr. Eugene Young, Ulster Council Director of Coaching and Games Development, and Christy Toye, Donegal Senior Player, will be speaking on the night. Entry is free.The Dungloe/Na Rossa minor team played their first game in the league at the weekend defeating a strong St Naul’s team on a score line of 4:7 to 1:12. The game was played in wet conditions but goals from Ryan Greene, Sean Mc Monagle, Ryan Connors and Mark Curran proved vital in the end up. Best for Dungloe were Brian O Donnell, Christy Greene, Ryan Greene, Sean and Kevin mc Monagle and James mc Cole.The Under 12 hurlers travelled to Derry to take part in the finals day of the North West hurling event. The team defeated Dungannon in the first game 10-1. This was followed by a victory over Burt, 4-2. The last game was against Burt again, the final scoring being 4-0. Well done to the lads and especially coaches Paul Noble and Eamonn Diver and thanks to the parents who travelled over the last 3 weekends.The Under 14 and Under 16 team travelled to Cuchulainns of Armagh at the weekend. The team played several games before they went to watch Donegal and Armagh in the senior game.In regards to U-6/8 football training, the club have a number of coaches completing their level 1 badges and that requires that they attend two weekend sessions at the end of February. When this has been completed we will return to action and get the training started for all our young boys and girls at the beginning of March! A final night for club registration will take place in the coming week(s). See Facebook and club notes for details.GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE U12 HURLERS PERFORM WELL IN DERRY was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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Granqvist nets winning penalty as Sweden secure narrow win over South Korea

Sweden got their World Cup campaign off to the perfect start thanks to a 1-0 defeat of South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod.Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot, after VAR helped referee Joel Aguilar award a spot kick when Kim Min-woo challenged Viktor Claesson in the area. Sweden had further chances to extend their lead – Forsberg going closest with a curling effort – but they failed to breach the Korean defence before the final whistle was blown. Korea themselves looked defeated from the moment Granqvist’s penalty nestled in the back of the net, with no clear opportunities coming their way to beat Olsen and restore parity.STAR MANCho Hyun-woo, the South Korea goalkeeper, was the only reason Sweden’s victory was not a more emphatic one. Despite playing for the last-place team in the K League, Daegu, who have the worst defensive record in the division, Cho looked more than cut out for the highest level of the game. His save from Berg in the first-half was truly world class, and he made a number of other impressive stops. It says a lot that Sweden, who largely dominated, could only score from the penalty spot.MOMENT OF THE MATCHReferee Joel Aguilar consulted VAR to award Sweden the decisive penalty, coming after Kim Min-woo challenged Viktor Claesson in South Korea’s penalty area. It looked a clear spot kick in real time, and when the replays were viewed, it was evident Kim came nowhere near making contact with the ball as he fouled Claesson.LINE-UPSSweden: Olsen, Augustinsson, Granqvist, Jansson, Lustig, Claesson, Larsson (Svensson 81′), Ekdal (Hiljemark 71′), Forsberg, Berg, Toivonen (Thelin 77′)Subs not used: Johnsson, Lindelof, Olsson, Guidetti, Helander, Krafth, Rohden, Durmaz, NordfeldtSouth Korea: Cho, Yong Lee, Jang, Young-Gwon Kim, Park (Min-Woo Kim 28′), Jae-Sung Lee, Ki, Koo (Lee Seung-woo 73′), Hwang, Shin-Wook Kim (Jung Woo-young 66′), SonSubs not used: Seung-Gyu Kim, Jeong, Oh, Yun, Ju, Hong, Moon, Go, Jin-Hyeon KimGROUP F TABLE Despite South Korea starting brightly, it was the Swedes who had the best of the play. In the opening period alone goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo was called into action numerous times, with one fine double save keeping the game a stalemate; the ball fell to Marcus Berg just yards out from South Korea’s goal, but Cho was down quickly to divert his shot into the air, and he reacted well to then get back to his feet and punch the rebound wide.Sweden captain Granqvist was also denied, Jang Hyun-soo tackling brilliantly at his feet after he ran onto Berg’s neat flick, while Ola Toivenen later called for a penalty after going down under pressure from Sung-yeung Ki.The referee denied the claims, and also did the same to the Koreans, who appealed when Heung-min Son was tackled by Ludwig Augustinsson in the area.South Korea had their best spell of the match in the 10 minutes after the half-time break, though Robin Olsen was not seriously threatened in the Sweden goal.And that spell of pressure ended when Kim fouled Claesson in the box to concede a penalty, awarded after the referee consulted VAR; Granqvist stepped up to take the resultant spot kick, and he coolly rolled the ball into the far corner of Cho’s net to put his team in front. 3 3 3 Kim’s foul on Claesson was called as a penalty after VAR was consulted Sweden captain Granqvist scored the winning goal from the penalty spot read more

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RwandAir brings A330 widebody service to East Africa

first_imgRwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has taken delivery of a new Airbus A330-200 to become the first airline in East Africa to deploy the aircraft type.The African carrier  signed a firm purchase contract with Airbus for an A330-200 and A330-300 in September last year and the larger -300 is scheduled to join the airline’s fleet in November.Both A330s are powered with Rolls Royce Trent 772B engines and feature a three-class cabin layout. The A330-200 has 244 seats, including 20 fully flat business class seats, 21 premium economy seats and 203 standard economy class seats. The A330-300 will have 274 seats – 30 in business class, 21 in premium economy and 223 in economy class.The new Airbus widebody will “help boost RwandAir’s capacity to expand its wings globally,”  according to airline chief executive  John Mirenge.The A330 is RwandAir’s ninth aircraft and its first widebody. It joins a fleet comprising two Boeing 737-800NG, two Boeing 737-700NG, two Bombardier CRJ900NG, two Bombardier Q-400NextGen,  all in dual class configuration.Rwandair began operations in December, 2002, as the new national carrier under the name Rwandair Express. Its purpose was to provide passenger air transportation to and from the country while building up Kilgali into an emerging hub for sub-Saharan Africa. It also has the concession to carry out airport ground handling at Kigali International Airport.In March 2009, the airline registered a new trademark “RwandAir” and launched a new phase of its development. Its network currently spans 18 destinations in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East following the launch on September 2 of flights to Cotonou in Benin. The three-times weekly service is tagged to the existing Kigali – Douala and Libreville routes.It will commence a new three-times weekly service to Abidjan, Ivory Coast on October 7.  Flights to Abidjan will be tagged with Accra, the capital of Ghana. Both new routes are operated with Boeing 737-700 and -800 aircraft.“With the addition of these two destinations, RwandAir continues to fulfill its mission of connecting Rwanda with West Africa to build sustainable ties among sister African cities and enable trade and tourism between the two countries,” said chief operating officer Jean Paul Nyirubutama.The ariline’s only non-African destination for now is Dubai, but the A330s will allow it to expand its footprint and operate longer flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.RwandAir has not yet officially announced which new A330 long-haul routes it will launch, but it has indicated it intends to start flights to Mumbai in December. It also has mapped out Guangzhou as possible long-haul destination to capture part of the growing Africa-China market.Flights to Harare, Zimbabwe will come on line in January 2017.In May 2015, RwandAir joined the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) as a member airline, only five months after being IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certified.The African airline successfully renewed its IOSA certification with the enhanced IOSA process in June. Its current IOSO certification is valid until June 2018. It is also undergoing the certification process for the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) for which the completion is expected in the last quarter of this year.last_img read more

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Crop insurance options for producers facing delayed harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) said producers with Federal crop insurance that are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop and potentially have a loss should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest. The late maturing crop coupled with extremely wet and wintery conditions this fall have extended harvest for producers across the Midwest.Brian Frieden, Director of RMA’s Springfield Regional Office, reminds producers who have federal crop insurance coverage and are experiencing delays in harvesting their crop to contact their crop insurance agent to file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest.Producers must file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest before the end of the insurance period, so that Federal crop insurance claims are settled based on the amount of harvested production. For producers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, the end of the insurance period for corn and soybeans is Dec. 10.AIPs may allow additional time to harvest, on a case-by-case basis, when all of these conditions are met:The producer gives timely notice of loss to his or her crop insurance agent.The AIP determines and documents that the delay in harvest was due to an insured cause of loss.The producer demonstrates that harvest was not possible due to insured causes, such as wet conditions preventing access to the field with equipment or that harvesting under such conditions would damage equipment.The delay in harvest was not because the producer did not have sufficient equipment or manpower to harvest the crop by the end of the insurance period.When an AIP authorizes additional time to harvest:The end of the insurance period is not extended. Rather, the producer is granted additional time to attempt to harvest the crop to settle any loss based on harvested production.Any additional damage to the insured crop during the extension period is covered provided it is due to an insurable cause of loss like excessive moisture.The producer’s crop insurance policy will cover loss of quality (as specified in the crop provisions), reduced yields, and revenue losses if revenue coverage was chosen.The cost of drying the harvested crop is not covered.More information on requesting assistance due to delayed harvest is available on RMA’s website.Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and on the RMA website.last_img read more

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Weekly Wrapup: Google Nexus One, CES Coverage, Online Finance, And More…

first_imgEditor’s note: This story is part of ReadWriteWeb’s Personal Finance series, a weekly, three-month-long look at how the Internet has transformed personal finance. If you are interested in sponsoring this Content Series on Personal Finance, please contact our COO Sean Ammirati.5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock Recently we wrote about the decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news. We noted that while many people still use RSS Readers, usage has decreased due to the emergence of real-time and social flows of information via Twitter, Facebook and other such services. The post sparked a fascinating discussion, with over 160 comments. What we learned from that discussion is that while the RSS Reader market is indeed in decline, there are still a number of compelling use cases for RSS Readers.Welcome to the Age of Robot Reporters Recently, three emergency vehicles responded to a report of an unconscious person at the world headquarters of Nike Inc. in Portland, Oregon. How did we know? An automated form-pumping robot from startup company Nozzl Media told us. Nozzl Media unveiled this week a demonstration of its first product, a widget intended for newspaper websites seeking to display real-time local information derived from Twitter messages, blog posts and automatically extracted public records. Web Apps Meet Consumer Electronics at CES The 2010 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw a big trend emerge: web applications being ported to consumer electronics, from the technology inside cars to Web-enabled TVs. Earlier this week we noted that online music service Pandora will be made available in cars, courtesy of a new Pioneer device that will begin selling in March. Other evidence of this trend can be found in Ford’s announcement of a new in-car system and Samsung’s latest Internet-connected TV.SEE MORE WEB TRENDS COVERAGE IN OUR TRENDS CATEGORYReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise, devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. The Pros and Cons of the Google Nexus One As An Enterprise PhoneThe Nexus One is another smart phone that we will inevitably see inside the walls of the enterprise. Smart phones seem to have a way of being used for all kinds of work activities. So, what are the pros and cons of using the Nexus One in the enterprise?ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs.5 Web Apps To Keep Your Startup Organized In a world where emails, phone calls, texts, and Tweets constantly bombard us, it is getting harder and harder to manage the firehose of data and information being thrust our way. For young companies to succeed this environment, it is imparitive they become organized and efficient lest they fall behind and quickly become overwhelmed.Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Los Angeles Best known for its movie stars, sun and surf, Los Angeles probably isn’t the first place you’d think to breed technology. But when you consider the influence of investors like Jason Calacanis and Mark Suster, in addition to the fact that companies like Demand Media and Docstoc call Southern California home, it’s not surprising that the community is emerging as one of the country’s hottest startup hubs. SEE MORE STARTUPS COVERAGE IN OUR READWRITESTART CHANNELWeb ProductsLive Blog: Google’s Android Press Gathering Google held a press event this week to showcase the new Nexus One, which it described as “Where Web Meets Phone.” Google calls this a new category of phones – the “super phones.” The Nexus One apparently “pushes the limits of what is possible on a mobile phone today.” Google will sell the phone in its own web store. Check out our live blog coverage for more details.Droid’s December Boom: Metrics Show Device Use Doubled in One MonthThe Android platform has grown exponentially since mid-2009, but December’s stats show a particular factor that might help catapult the platform to greater heights of user adoption. In figures just released from mobile advertising company AdMob, the Droid singlehandedly boosted calls to their network by nearly 300 million requests.Facebook’s 1st CTO Launches His Next Company Adam D’Angelo was a programming genius who knew Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in high school, became the young company’s first CTO and has just begun to unveil his new startup company, Quora. Built by D’Angelo and a team of crack young engineers, Quora is a real-time enabled Q&A site. The company calls itself “A continually improving collection of questions and answers.”Skype: Coming to a Couch Near You Starting this spring, you won’t need to gather the whole family around a 15-inch laptop screen to talk with cousin Joe on the other side of the country. As a matter of fact, you won’t even need to get up off the sofa after the evening news, because Skype is coming to the big screen – the big TV screen, that is. Skype announced this week that they have been working with LG and Panasonic to embed Skype in Internet-connected widescreen HDTVs. SEE MORE WEB PRODUCTS COVERAGE IN OUR PRODUCTS CATEGORYThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Web TrendsHow The Web is Transforming Personal Finance Not too long ago, personal finance tools like Quicken and Microsoft Money used to be bound to the desktop. Today, free online tools like Mint, moneyStrands and Wesabe make it easy to track financial information. So you can now get a better overview of your personal finances than ever before. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup – our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week – we report on a new “superphone” launched by Google, take a look at how the Web is transforming personal finance, give you 5 reasons why RSS Readers still rock, get a first look at the new startup of ex-Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo, analyze the trends that emerged from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and more. And as usual we check in on our two main channels: ReadWriteEnterprise (devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ trends and products) and ReadWriteStart (our daily resource for entrepreneurs). Also read on for details of the newly released printed edition of our current premium report, about the Real-Time Web.Now Available: Printed Edition of The Real-Time Web ReportAt the request of the librarian community and people that just like paper, we have made The Real-Time Web and its Future report available in print.For those of you that prefer it digitally, you can still download it.Don’t forget about our Community Management Report. It too is coming in print soon, so watch out for it! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Cong accuses Modi govt of showing utter contempt of RS

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI) Accusing the BJP led NDA government of showing “utter contempt” of Rajya Sabha for taking the money bill route to pass the Aadhar bill, the Congress today indicated that the matter could be challenged by “others” in the courts.”This is a very dangerous trend. The Government has taken this to bypass the Rajya Sabha. This is an assault on the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha are two equal wheels of the same chariot of Indian democracy, if one of the wheel does not run, it will hamper democracy,” Congress Spokesperson Jairam Ramesh said here.Insisting that a series of conditions are specified in Article 110 and that Article 110 uses the word “only” if those conditions are prevalent can a bill be declared a Money Bill, Ramesh said that the Aadhaar Bill, which was passed as a money bill “ignored five recommendations made by the Rajya Sabha had many other provisions.”It had many other provisions and most constitutional experts have given the view that the Aadhaar Bill is not a Money Bill. While the prerogative of declaring a bill as a Money Bill or not is that of the Speaker and the Speakers decision is final but the recommendation to the Speaker to consider making it a Money Bill is that of the Government.”It is the government that decides whether it is a Money Bill or not and the Speaker only certifies it as Money Bill,” Ramesh said.”The two examples that the Finance Minister gave, that they were declared Money Bills in the past, were wrong. They were not Money Bills. The Juvenile Justice Bill of 1986 and the African Development Bank Bill of 1983 which the Finance Minister used to justify the Aadhaar Bill being the Money Bill, turned down to be completely erroneous and false,” he said.advertisementTo repeated questions on whether Congress will challenge the passage of Aadhar bill as Money bill in Supreme Court, Ramesh evaded a direct reply saying “we have not heard the last on the Money Bill issue. I dont think that you have heard the last on the Money Bill debate. The Money Bill debate will continue.”He said there is a petition already before a five judge bench of the Supreme Court which has not yet given its final verdict.”So, I am sure, there will be others who will take this issue but as far as we are concerned, we go by the Article 110. The Speakers decision is final. The Speaker has declared it is a Money Bill, it came as Money Bill, it was discussed as Money Bill, it was recommended as a Money Bill and finally passed as Money Bill and we cannot undo the history.” PTI AMR RGlast_img read more

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Yankees Lose Cano to Mariners

first_imgNew York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has agreed to terms with the Seattle Mariners on a 10-year deal worth at least $240 million, according to multiple reports.Cano’s representatives wouldn’t comment on the reports, which said that Cano elected to join the Mariners after a quick courtship that saw he and agent Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter fly to Seattle, with promises of a nine-year deal worth $225 million, only to have Cano’s camp seek a 10th year upon arrival.That was worked out the morning of Dec. 6, and the five-time All Star agreed to join Seattle, as ESPN’s Enrique Rojas first reported, and reiterated by The Wall Street Journal.The Mariners issued a non-denial denial of the signing on their Twitter account after being bombarded with media requests.“We aren’t able to confirm any news regarding Robinson Cano at this time. If & when an agreement is completed & finalized, we will announce,” said the message on the Mariners’ official account.The Yankees had insisted all along that they wanted Cano, but that they were never willing to go to the range of 10 years to get him and after New York signed Jacoby Ellsbury from the Boston Red Sox it seemed they were less interested in their star infielder.Burned by the length of the 10-year Alex Rodriguez contract, among others, the Yankees had offered a seven-year deal worth roughly $170 million in the hope that no team would blow them away with an offer much longer than that.The gambit failed, the Journal reported. For the first time in the history of free agency, the Yankees were outbid on a homegrown star in his prime, who they wanted to keep on a deal of five years or more, by a mid-market team. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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