Share 13 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share LocalNews Arguments in dual citizenship case ends; decision reserved. by: – April 1, 2011 Sharing is caring! The dual citizenship case filed by the Dominica United Workers Party against Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit and Hon. Peter St. Jean continued this morning at the High Court and arguments were heard before Judge Gertel Thom.Senior Counsel argued that there is no authority to request that documents be disclosed from the Defendants as the Petitioners have a duty to present to the Court the evidence which they are relying on.Senior Counsel Mendes rebutted that ‘Discovery ensures a speedy trial and prevents ambush’ as the basis for thier request that the documents be presented to the Court. He further argued, “We are asking the Court to interpret and apply the Statutory provisions in Part 2:2 of CPR and not to engage in judicial engineering but are asking the court to apply inherent jurisdiction to regulate the election petition.”Mr. Ataphan however informed the court that his learned friend misunderstood his submission as in the absence of the rules of discovery, one looks to the cases for guidance and concluded his arguments by stating that the ” court has jurisdiction to facilitate Section 67 of the Act and it does not include the power of disclosure as it is not specified by the Act.”The Petitioners, also made an application to to court that the Chief Election Officer furnish them with a copy of the election results. Mrs. Royer attorney in the Attorney General’s Chambers, opposed that application on the basis that the Petitioners have not satisfied the court that the documents they seek are required under the Act.However, Senior Counsel Mendes simply replied to this opposition to the application that, at the time the Defendants were nominated they would not have been qualified and thus making the disclosure relevant.Justice Gertel Thom thanked both counsels for their thorough submissions filed to the court, and informed that her decision is reserved and both parties will be notified.Hon. Justina Charles, Hon. Charles Savarin and Hon. Kelvar Darroux, Hon. Hector John, Senator Ronald Green and Maynard Joseph were present this morning and formed part of the gallery.Dominica Vibes News
The left-back has also been courted by Lyon, and Louvel did not rule out the Champions League qualifiers returning to hijack the deal. “We were close to an agreement with Lyon, it has not happened but you never know,” he said. “Right now, the only club we are in agreement with is Sunderland and it is now up to Benjamin Mendy to make his choice.” Arsenal have also been linked with the highly-rated teenager. Sources on Wearside played down claims that their interest in the defender is at an advanced stage, but confirmed he is very much in the club’s sights as they attempt to boost the playing staff at both senior and development levels. Sunderland have been without a specialist left-back for some time, with loan signing Danny Rose having plugged a gap – which has also been filled at times by midfielders Kieran Richardson and Jack Colback and right-back Phil Bardsley. It would come as no surprise even if manager Paolo Di Canio did manage to land the Longjumeau-born player if he also opted to bring in a more senior man for the same position in a bid to give the cover the club has lacked for some time. Sunderland have agreed a deal to sign Le Havre’s teenage defender Benjamin Mendy, according to the French club. Press Association Despite being only 18, Mendy has significant experience having made 57 appearances in the last two seasons in Ligue 2 and represented France at Under-16 to Under-18 level. Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel told Radio Monte Carlo: “We have reached agreement with Sunderland for the transfer of Mendy. It’s now up to him to reach an agreement with them. We are okay.”
WEST Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards believes veteran T20 player Kieron Pollard would make a better option for team captain than current skipper Carlos Brathwaite.The 31-year-old Brathwaite was named captain of the squad in 2016, following the controversial dismal of World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy and his heroics against England in the final.The Barbadian has, however, struggled since taking charge of the unit, winning just 11 and losing 17 of his matches in charge of the team for a 36 percent win rate.Despite being out of the squad for a couple of years, Pollard has continued to be one of the game’s most reliable players, recently returning to score 115 in a three-match series against India. The Windies, however, lost the series 3-0.“Given his experience in that format, I would have liked to see Kieron Pollard as the best choice for our T20 captain. But he is not, for there are some reasons for that. During the CPL, he is the best with the bat and his fielding talent,” Richards recently told the India Times.“There is no disrespect to Carlos Brathwaite, but he probably would have been part of the team still. It was a political scenario after Darren Sammy exited the captaincy.Brathwaite is magnificent as an individual and highly competitive, but I know a lot of players in that team who believe Pollard would have been a great choice as captain.” (Sportsmax)
As the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced last week, Rob Kuznia couldn’t bring himself to watch.“I made a point not to watch the live broadcast on YouTube because I didn’t want to watch myself lose,” Kuznia said.The journalist turned publicist was nominated for a local reporting prize for his work at the Torrance-based Daily Breeze. No longer in reporting, gaining a win was the last thing he expected.But he soon got a call from his editor, Frank Suraci, telling him that they had won.“We were speechless,” he said. “We were just repeating the same thing, which was, ‘I can’t believe this!’ We were pretty inarticulate for a few minutes and then began a day of celebration.”Kuznia and Suraci, as well as fellow reporter Rebecca Kimitch, were also awarded a Scripps Howard Award for Community Journalism before the Pulitzer. Their investigative series, entitled “Centinela: Manipulation, Intimidation and Corruption,” covered wrongdoing within the school district.“It wasn’t until we won the Scripps Howard Award that it sort of dawned on me that [the Pulitzer] was a real possibility,” Kuznia said. “It felt like a long shot to me, so I took it as flattery and left it at that.”The articles covered Superintendent Jose Fernandez’s pay, which was $663,000, as well as other benefits from the district. It led to backlash from the public, a police investigation of Fernandez and his firing. Spending issues throughout the district were also uncovered during the investigation.“Right away, it created a firestorm,” Kuznia said. “A lot of parents, families and students who are living paycheck-to-paycheck came to [board meetings] to communicate their extreme disappointment that this school district, which was supposed to be looking out for them, was really looking out for themselves.”Centinela Valley is a small, low-income school district in Los Angeles County. The district’s test scores ranked last of the 80 school districts in the county, Kuznia said.“This is a very indigent population, and here the leader of the district is making almost $1,000,000 in a single year,” he said. “All the while, the school board is cutting programs that benefitted those students and laying off teachers.”Before working for the Daily Breeze, Kuznia studied journalism at the University of Minnesota, and later worked for newspapers in Minnesota and in Oregon before moving to California. He began working as a communications staff member for the Shoah Foundation in August 2014 and, for now, plans to stay.“I’m sort of taking a wait-and-see approach,” Kuznia said. “I’m looking forward to a state of semi-normality again.”
Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan A different venue and a fresh divisional opponent once again proved to be just another speed bump for the USC women’s volleyball team, which is stringing together win after win in dominating fashion.Femme fatale · Junior Hannah Schraer (center) had 10 kills in the Women of Troy’s victory over the ASU Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe American Volleyball Coaches’ Association No. 1-ranked Women of Troy traveled to the desert this week and made quick work of rival Arizona State, beating the Sun Devils 3-0 Friday night (25-17, 25-20, 25-15) to improve to 17-1 and match the 2006 squad for the best season-opening start in school history.“It was a great win for us on our second week on the road,” USC head coach Mick Haley said. “Arizona State has had success against us and they’ve beaten us twice in the last three years at their place, so it was a good challenge for us. I thought we did a marvelous job of not letting them get the crowd into it.”Junior middle blocker Hannah Schraer provided the Women of Troy a huge lift, notching 10 kills while hitting an outstanding .769 to pace a strong USC attack. Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio also added 10 kills and rode her strong serve to five more service aces, marking the eighth time this season she has recorded at least three aces in a match. Defensively, senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard and freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu combined for 14 blocks, while senior libero Natalie Hagglund led all players with 10 digs.“It was a team effort. Some of the numbers weren’t good for some people, but that doesn’t tell the story in this match,” Haley said. “Nwanebu didn’t have great numbers but dominated on the right side. Bricio was really focused and on her game, and her serve was just stunning.”After taking a 13-11 lead in the first set, USC pulled away and went up 21-14 on a Bricio ace. Olgard notched a kill to bring up set point at 24-17 before causing an ASU error that sealed the first set 25-17 for the visitors. The Women of Troy recorded 12 kills and a .375 hitting percentage in the first set while holding ASU to just .111 on offense.The second set saw ASU take a 16-14 lead before USC applied the pressure to take the lead. Bricio tied things up at 16, and Nwanebu and Schraer blocked back-to-back shots for a 19-17 lead. Another USC block brought up match point at 24-20 after which the Sun Devils committed an error to conclude the set at 25-20.As has been the norm this season, the Women of Troy made the last set their easiest, winning handily by 10 points. A Schraer kill put USC up 20-10 and freshman setter Alice Pizzasegola set up Olgard for a final kill that sealed the frame 25-15 and pushed USC to 7-0 in Pac-12 play.“Arizona State was a little predictable and we executed our game plan amazingly well,” Haley said. “We’ll have a more difficult time defending against Arizona because they’re a better blocking team and they’ll try to take our setters out. We need to make sure that we’re focused and continue to execute our game plan on the road.”The Women of Troy will conclude their four-game road trip against the Arizona Wildcats Sunday afternoon before returning home to play Washington and Washington State next weekend.
Even after record high revenue in 2018-19, Syracuse Athletics will feel the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.Of the more than 100 FBS athletic directors polled by LEAD1 Association’s State of Athletics in the face of Coronavirus report, 86% said college athletics will soon have to make financial sacrifices — but those sacrifices have already begun to manifest.On April 2, Old Dominion announced the end of its men’s wrestling program, and less than two weeks later, the University of Cincinnati eliminated its men’s soccer program. Every year, athletic programs are cut. But Jeremy Losak, a sport management assistant professor at Syracuse University, said this year there will be more.Syracuse may be less susceptible to program cuts, Losak said, because SU already operates with fewer athletic programs than Atlantic Coast Conference schools (SU has 18 teams, fewer than 10 ACC schools). But ramifications could go beyond program cuts, affecting “all areas on campus,” one athletic director wrote in the LEAD1 report. And, if the pandemic continues into the fall season, things will only get worse. Most college sports do not generate significant amounts of revenue — basketball and football accounted for 80.9% of Syracuse’s 2018-19 record $99.8 million revenue. In general, Olympic and non-revenue generating sports would be the first programs to go. The Cincinnati men’s soccer program registered $924,385 in expenses in 2018-19, and ODU’s wrestling cost $1,021,456. At SU, men’s soccer recorded $1,974,034 in 2018-19 expenses and does not house a wrestling program. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAthletic departments will have to “make those types of business decisions,” Losak said, but it is the student-athletes who bear the short-term burden. Santino Morina, a former ODU wrestler who since transferred, tweeted he was “absolutely heartbroken” that the Big Blue program was terminated. For Morina’s teammate, Sa’Derian Perry, who was at Eastern Michigan in 2018 when its wrestling program folded, it was a familiar feeling. “I couldn’t believe that it was the second time that a team has been cut with me on it,” Perry said to the Orlando Sentinel. “It was definitely a betrayal — a back stabbing.” Public institutions could take a harder financial hit because of the effects of local economic troubles, and smaller schools could suffer because of reliance on athletic revenue, Losak said. Institutions’ budget cuts could range “from a haircut to decapitation,” one athletic director told Yahoo Sports.At Syracuse, John Wildhack, Jim Boeheim, Dino Babers and several other high-paid athletic leaders took a 10% pay cut this week, but that’s not a feasible expectation for all schools, Losak said. Cuts will come in the form of facility spending freezes, employee layoffs, decrease in future coaching contracts, and, like we have already seen, terminating expensive teams. “In all truthfulness, if the soccer team is more valuable than the coach of the football team,” Losak said, “then the football coach would be the one who probably takes the financial hit.” While situations vary on a school-to-school basis, cuts are likely at schools reliant on basketball revenue — the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament cost the NCAA $375 million that would have been distributed to member institutions. In 2018-19, Syracuse drew in 43.9% of athletic revenue from football compared to 37% from men’s and women’s basketball. If football revenue is lost in any capacity, including playing in an empty stadium this fall, it will have a “pretty sizable effect,” Losak said. And even playing without fans might be the optimistic outcome. There is “absolutely a possibility that (a football season) may not happen,” Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips said April 10 on WBBN. A cancellation that, according to USA Today, could cost public FBS institutions more than 60% of their yearly revenue — on top of spring losses. “Schools might have to pull the purse strings a little bit tighter,” Losak said. Comments Published on April 22, 2020 at 8:32 pm Contact Mitchell: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
Two more former winners – John Higgins and Shaun Murphy – also won their opening matches.World number one Mark Selby gets his campaign underway later. Northern Ireland Open winner Mark King was beaten in the first round at the UK Championship – after forgetting his cue and then being docked a frame for being late.He eventually lost 6-2 to Sam Craigie.Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan is safely through after beating Boonyarit Keattikun 6-nil.
“Folks, this could be the beginning of the pathway back to normal life, but please respect and follow these limitations,” Curry said in the video. “We’ll get back to life as we know it but we must be patient.”This comes a month after Florida officials received backlash for allowing beaches to remain open during spring break in March, which resulted in a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. Most counties closed their beaches in response or kept them open under very restrictive conditions.At a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, DeSantis said that some municipalities should feel free to start opening up parks and beaches, but it would have to be done safely with distancing guidelines remaining in place.DeSantis said it was important for people to have access to the amenities that outside provides including sunshine and fresh air as well as an opportunity to exercise.“Do it in a good way. Do it in a safe way,” DeSantis said. Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that state officials can decide when to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis gave the green light today for some beaches in Florida to begin reopening.Beaches in Jacksonville will be among the first to reopen in the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic reaches its peak in the country with over 30,000 deaths.Jacksonville Mayor, Lenny Curry, said Duval County’s beaches were reopening Friday afternoon with restricted hours. Curry said the beaches can only be used for walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running, swimming, taking care of pets and surfing.The beaches will be open between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Curry said in a video posted to social media. Gatherings of 50 or more people are prohibited and people must still have to keep their distance from one another.
Interestingly, oak trees can live up to 200 years or more, and mature trees have the capacity of absorbing more than 50 gallons of water in one day.In the year 2004, the oak was officially declared as the National Tree of the United States of America, symbolizing the country’s sheer strength.The oak tree is associated with several mythologies. Norse, Greek and Slavic myths present it as the sacred trees of the chief gods Thor, Zeus, and Perun respectively. The Bible also mentions an oak tree located in the city of Shechem, the place where Jacob had buried the foreign gods of the people.For the reasons aforementioned and more, any establishment with the oak tree as its emblem is bound to stand the test of time. Not many clubs formed over 100 years ago are still in existence and many have sunk into total oblivion not because they were shorn of the materials to propel the team, but because they lacked the courage and the durability that Accra Hearts of Oak easily possess.In 2000, Hearts claimed the treble after winning the Ghana FA Cup, the Ghana Premier League and the Caf Champions League. The season kicked off with the return of striker Ishmael Addo from trials in Europe and the signing of the brilliant Charles Asampong Taylor. It was in that very year that they inflicted a memorable 4-0 defeat on their archrivals Asante Kotoko on their way to winning the league with several matches to spare.With a motto as instructive as “Never say die until the bones are rotten”, it is evidently clear that the Phobians do not easily give up. Time and again, they have won games at the depth of full time when all hopes seem to have been lost. And that is the spirit that has kept this great team kicking for 102 years. Today marks another great milestone in the life of Ghana’s oldest team, arguably the best ever to grace Ghanaian club football. In 2001, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), a reputable organisation recognized by FIFA, ranked Hearts 83rd out of 100 clubs in the world. This was no fluke as the club won almost every trophy they competed for. In that same year, Hearts were rated 8th best club in the world by CNN/World Soccer Magazine.Throughout its history, the club has had the privilege of having very talented players don the famous rainbow jersey. Several others who are fortunate enough to have been associated with the club in one way or the other are recognised worldwide as genuine stars who can compete at any level of professional football.Hearts’ Emmanuel Chris Briandt was the first ever captain of the Black Stars, and when the senior national team won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 1963, then Ghana skipper Edward Aggrey Fynn doubled as captain of Hearts. Stephen Appiah, leader of the Black Stars squads that qualified Ghana for its only two World Cup appearances in 2006 and 2010, was nurtured and brought to stardom by Hearts.There is the need for a united front so Hearts can relive the good old times. The memories from the past have been great, yet the future certainly looks brighter Other notable players produced are Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Offei Ansah, Yaw Amankwaa Mireku, Sammy Adjei, Adolf Armah, Mohammed Polo, Shamo Quaye, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Bernard Dong-Bortey, Ablade Kumah (captain of the Black Meteors batch that won Africa’s 1st ever Olympic soccer bronze medal at Barcelona 1992 – and Ishmael Addo, Golden Boot winner at the Fifa U17 World Cup in New Zealand in 1999 and three-time Ghana Premier League goal king, achieving the latter feat in consecutive seasons.Hearts of Oak boast arguably the largest fan base in Ghana, one which probably stretches beyond the borders of the country. Football fanatics around the world who know anything about club soccer in Africa are likely conscious of the institution Hearts is and what it stands for. Undeniably, the successes of the club hinges on its massive following, especially the “Musical Chapter 0” arm which offers a unique brand of both the ‘kpanlogo and kolomashie” kinds of indigenous music which spurs the players on to give off their best.Over the years, the club has had the honour and privilege of being led by astute leaders, too, visionaries in soccer philosophies who have shown dedicated service to the cause and progress of the club.Among the most distinguished of these include the likes of Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe, late President JEA Mills, Harry Zakkour (‘Millennium Chairman’), Fawaz Zowk, Ernest Thompson, Tommy Okine/Nii Ayi Bonte II (Gbese Mantse), E.M Commodore Mensah, Frank Nelson Nwokolo, Ato Ahwoi, Togbe Afede (Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State), and current Managing Director Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe.On the 102nd anniversary of hard work and great achievements, it is indeed important to rally every tom, dick and harry round the oak tree draped in rainbow colours for a common good.There is the need for a united front so Hearts can relive the good old times. The memories from the past have been great, yet the future certainly looks brighter. Long Live the Oak Tree!Long live the Phobian Family!!Long Live Hearts of Oak!!!
Lauren Hill, left foreground, slaps hands with teammates as she practices with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. Soon after deciding to play basketball at the Division III school, she started feeling bad and got tests that found an inoperable mass in her brain. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)CINCINNATI (AP) — A clock above the court reminds everyone that it’s only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women’s basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly.Coach Dan Benjamin walks briskly around the court, sipping a Mountain Dew for a little caffeine. He has the two-hour practice mapped out, including a special play he’s installing for the Lions’ sold-out season opener. A black whistle dangles in front of his gray “Play for 22” T-shirt.No. 22 would be freshman Lauren Hill.She’s moving slowly today. There are days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and robs her of coordination. She finally comes out onto the court carrying a water bottle and her teammates call out to her in encouragement: “Hey Lauren!”Given how she’s feeling, it would be easy to skip the practice. But since her diagnosis a year ago, she has made sure no opportunity gets wasted.“That’s kind of how I look at it,” Hill said, resting in a folding chair after practice Thursday. “I’m spreading awareness and also teaching people how to live in the moment because the next moment’s not promised. Anything can happen at any given moment. What matters is right now.”Acknowledging the urgency, the NCAA made a special exception to move up Mount St. Joseph’s opener against Hiram College to Nov. 2, despite its rules that require seasons to start later in November. The scheduling change gives Hill a better shot to get on the court — the only chance she may get before the growing tumor that hinders her play also claims her life.After the move, Xavier University offered its 10,000-seat arena so more people could attend. The game sold out faster than a Cleveland Cavaliers exhibition earlier this month.College basketball players and sports teams from around the country are signing No. 22 jerseys and sending them to Lauren for support. The United States Basketball Writers Association has voted her for the Pat Summitt most courageous award, which is usually given out at the Final Four.“This is an amazing young lady who’s made an impact on the world, more than I will ever do,” said Benjamin, a coach for 25 years. “I wish everybody could meet her.”Hill played basketball and soccer in nearby Lawrenceburg, Indiana. On her 18th birthday last October, she decided to commit to play basketball at The Mount, as it’s known locally. A few weeks later, she started feeling bad. Tests found the cancerous tumor growing throughout her brain. Surgery wasn’t an option. Six weeks of radiation, an experimental drug and two months of chemotherapy didn’t help much. Doctors estimated she had a year to live.“I try not to — try really hard not to — but it’s hard to not think about down the road,” she said.While she prepares to play, she does as much as she can each day to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, hoping donations might fund research that gives others a chance of beating the disease.A lot of people are going out of their way to get to know the ponytailed player who is showing everyone — with each deliberate dribble, left-handed shot and each time she just shows up — what it means to live each day fully.NCAA President Mark Emmert called to offer encouragement. The school’s president, Tony Aretz, stopped by with his wife to watch her practice and chat with Hill and her mom.Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still stopped in unexpectedly this week. Still’s 4-year-old daughter, Leah, has cancer, and he has worked with the NFL team to raise more than $1 million for pediatric cancer treatment.“It’s like she’s beyond her years,” Still said. “She understands her purpose. In her 19 years of being here on Earth, she’s done a lot more than a lot of older people have done.”Hill’s parents and two younger siblings are trying to pack as much as they can into however many weeks she has left.“You try not to concentrate on it too much because you can get caught up in the grief of the sheer fact that you’re probably going to lose your child,” her mother, Lisa Hill said. “But if I grieve and get depressed and curl up into a ball, I rob myself and her of today. Why?“We’ve got today. I can spend today with her doing everything we want to do — just chit-chatting, listening to music, going shopping, whatever she wants to do. If I didn’t get out of bed, I’d miss out on all those things.”Although she’s right-handed, Lauren has to shoot with her left because the tumor is affecting her right side more severely. She gets dizzy if she moves her head side-to-side, so she has to move her upper body instead. Her balance is a little off. She’ll be able to play only a few minutes at a time on Nov. 2.Even with all of that, she refuses to think of it as her one and only game.“She says, ‘I hate that. If I can play one more game, I’m playing one more game,’” Lisa Hill said. “If she’s upright and able, she’ll still be out there.”___Online:https://thecurestartsnow.webconnex.com/lauren