first_imgHydel High School’s hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the ISSA/FLOW football competition were dashed by an Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) ruling yesterday, which docked them three points for using an ineligible player.The challenge was made by Denham Town, following their first-round 0-3 loss to Hydel. They said the Ferry-based school used an ineligible player, Howard Morris, as he had been shown a red card in the preceding FLOW Super Cup game against Clarendon College and should have served at least an automatic one-match suspension.”The boy (Howard Morris) should have missed a game but played. The Disciplinary Committee met and decided that should not have been the case. He should have sat out the match against Denham Town. Denham Town got the three points,” said ISSA’s competition’s officer George Forbes.Denham Town High qualified as the first team through to the semi-finals of the competition as they cannot be caught by any team, even if they lose their remaining group match.Camperdown are also out of the running and can only get a maximum of five points.The result left the Geoffrey Maxwell-coached Hydel with one point from two games.Denham Town’s coach Omar Edwards said: “The rules are quite clear. I am not sure if they got our rule book. The player got a match where he should had a Manning Cup match where he should have served his ban and it could not be next year. They got it wrong.”Hydel’s coach, Geoffrey Maxwell, could not be reached by telephone for a comment yesterday.last_img read more

first_imgThe Rising Sun Turf club will be a hive of activity on September 20 as they open their doors to horse racing enthusiasts for the Annual President’s Cup horse race meet which is a collaborative effort between the Rising Sun Turf Club and the Caribbean Nations Group (CNG).The staple competition offers a day full of thrills and chills at the turf, as the usual suspects will compete in seven events for cash prizes to the tune of $10 M. The event is being primarily sponsored by Top Brandz under their Budweiser, Bud Light and Corona brands.Operating under the theme, ‘Green State Challenge’ which is in accordance with the Head of State, Brigadier Ret’d David Granger’s vision for a better Guyana. The gates to the highly anticipated horse meet will open at from 10:00hrs at the Rising Sun while the first race will run off at 13:00hrs.Speaking on the event, Vice-president of the CNG Steven Cheefoon disclosed that the he is expecting the meet to receive a large turnout, owing to the scores of horse racing fans in West Coast Berbice. He further stated, “What we are doing is trying to have Guyana Bred horses run for big money too.”On Top Brandz’ behalf, Sales Manager Marise Jordan noted that her team is elated to be a part of such an event.The feature event of the day’s activities will be opened to all Guyanese bred horses over the distance of five and half furlongs for the top prize of $1million whilst second will receive $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $125,000.The E Class and Lower event will attract a top purse of $500,000 while the J3 and Lower will see the winner sprinting away with $350,000, the L Class Open -$300,000, L Class Maiden-$250,000, two-year Guyana bred Maiden- $200,000 and the L Non Earners in 2018 – $50,000.The races will gallop off under rules and regulations of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority. In addition, the event is sure to have entertainment for the entire family inclusive of a Kids corner.last_img read more

first_imgVictory over Slovenia at Wembley will give England a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia and with Kane scoring goals so freely, his team-mates will take to the field buoyed by an extra measure of belief.“He is hot, isn’t he?” goalkeeper Joe Hart said to journalists at England’s St George’s Park base earlier this week.“He is scoring just as many goals as the people we have related to as world-class and he has been doing it for many seasons. Harry gets put in that bracket and deserves to be.“He has (Mauricio) Pochettino, one of the hottest managers in the world, who regards him highly and there are reasons for that.“Harry is just brilliant at what he does and he is just one of the best out there. He keeps scoring goals and you cannot ask for any more than that. Long may it continue in an England shirt.”Since Kane returned to the international fold at the end of last season following a spate of injuries, his goals have helped to keep Gareth Southgate’s England side on course for qualification.His 93rd-minute equaliser prevented England from falling to a first defeat against Scotland since 1999 in June’s 2-2 draw in Glasgow and he netted twice as Southgate’s men won 4-0 away to Malta last month.Kane and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson have shared the captaincy between them in England’s last four games and the wearer of the armband on Thursday will give a clue as to Southgate’s long-term thinking on the matter.– Slovenia ‘not afraid’ –Kane’s Spurs team-mate Dele Alli is unavailable due to suspension after being given a one-match ban by FIFA for flashing his middle finger during England’s 2-1 win over Slovakia last month.Manchester United centre-back Phil Jones and Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph have both withdrawn from the squad, joining Spurs left-back Danny Rose, Liverpool’s Adam Lallana and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy on the sidelines.Drafted into the squad to take Delph’s place, 21-year-old Spurs midfielder Harry Winks will hope to get his first taste of senior international football.Five points clear of Slovakia at the top of UEFA qualifying Group F, England need just two points from Thursday’s game and Sunday’s trip to Lithuania to reach the World Cup for the sixth time in succession.But having been held to a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture against Slovenia a year ago, they know that completing the job at the first time of asking will be no foregone conclusion.Third in the group, Srecko Katanec’s Slovenia trail Slovakia by a slender point and are above Scotland on goal difference in a knife-edge battle for a play-off berth.While Slovenia captain Bostjan Cesar is conscious of the threat posed by Kane and his team-mates, he says his team will approach the game with no sense of inferiority.“I saw Kane is in great form, but England have several other quality players too,” said Cesar, whose side complete their qualifying campaign at home to Scotland on Sunday.“We respect England, but we are not afraid of them. Last time we played them at home and it was easier. Now we have to be focused for the whole match, otherwise we could be punished.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates hit brilliant form in September 2017, scoring 13 goals in eight matches for club and country © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 4 – England will look to red-hot Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to fire them to the World Cup finals when they tackle Slovenia in their penultimate qualifying match on Thursday.After a barren August, 24-year-old Kane hit brilliant form in September, scoring 13 goals in eight matches for club and country.last_img read more

first_imgA former Donegal harbour master has lost an appeal over his dismissal 10 years ago following an investigation which found he had private marine service business interests which were in conflict with his role as a civil servant.Patrick J Kelly was dismissed as Killybegs harbour master in 2009 following a number of complaints about him including from Mary Coughlan in 2004 when she was Minister for Agriculture. The Minister had expressed concerns including that Mr Kelly had employed his brother-in-law at the harbour without following due process and that he switched off the CCTV system in the harbour.An investigation was ordered by the Department of Marine and Natural Resources and a number of allegations were found proven against him.These included providing pilotage services for reward, receiving payments in his personal capacity while on duty as harbour master and using some of the Killybegs harbour workforce in the clean up of an oil spillage while they were being paid by the Department.He claimed it was his understanding he could receive payments for pilotage on his own time.His dismissal was recommended to the Minister for Marine.He appealed and among his submissions to the appeal board was that he never denied doing any of the activities he was accused of as he was “instructed to do them by his superior and by other agencies in the same Department i.e the Coastguard.”The appeal board found a serious conflict of interest between his duties as harbour master and the carrying out of commercial pilotage work. It did not overturn the dismissal recommendation.He then brought a challenge to that decision to the High Court which rejected his case.He appealed claiming, among other things,a fundamental breach of his right to fair procedures and that he was not given an opportunity to test the strength of the evidence against him. He also claimed he was not provided with a record of what he said were the “scandalous complaints” against him from Minister Coughlan.On Tuesday, a three-judge Court of Appeal (CoA) dismissed his appeal. It said it was not necessary to allow him cross-examine all the witnesses during the investigative process and he was not denied fair procedures.In relation to his claim of not being being afforded fair procedures over Minister Coughlan’s complaints, the CoAsaid neither of the Minister’s initial complaints, about the employment of his brother-in-law or the CCTV system, formed part of the investigation into his conduct.Ms Justice Caroline Costello said in a subsequent meeting with Minister Coughlan on October 15, 2004, the investigator made notes of comments she made at the meeting. These included “difficult man”, “people apoplectic – not acceptable”, “no security system – PK doesn’t want”, “PK bullyboy”, “shot every dog in D’gal town.”Ms Justice Costello said Mr Kelly claimed the fact and details of that meeting were concealed from him until his court case and breached his right to know.The judge said Mr Kelly was incorrect because most of the Minister’s complaints did not form part of the investigation. Mr Kelly had not been required to answer those complaints as they did not form part of the charges against him. His claim in relation to want of fair procedures in relation to this also failed, the judge said.He had not established that the investigator showed actual bias toward him or that his decision (to recommend dismissal) was tainted by objective bias arising out of the involvement of Minister Coughlan in 2004.Former Donegal harbour master loses appeal over dismissal was last modified: December 17th, 2019 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:harbour masterHIGH COURTKillybegsPatrick J Kellylast_img read more

first_imgWe have read many times that good eyebrows can make you look fresh, younger and that a good shaped brow is like having an instant face lift.Over the years I have left any number of beauty salons with a Groucho Marx look and spent the evening with a toothbrush scrubbing out too-dark a tint and leaving two, raw, angry strips on my forehead.As the man himself said: “I never forget a face but in your case, I’ll be glad to make an exception.” Yes, my thoughts exactly after a brow treatment. I’ve committed every beauty no-no when it comes to attempts at defining my brows including over plucking, plucking above the brow and home waxing. I find the whole eye-brow shape quest really addictive. I admit it, I have brow envy.But I’m stepping away from the tweezers and the DIY approach and exploring other options.Now we have HD Brows, threading, brow gels and powders and so many products to enhance, shape and define.Luscious, bold, brows are a big look on the catwalk this season thanks to model Cara Delevingne. However, just because strong brows are “in” doesn’t mean they will suit everyone’s face shape.It is important to choose the shape of your eyebrows according to your features.Strong eyebrows may look good on Keira Knightley but will look like giant caterpillars on me.HD Brows is a seven step eyebrow shaping treatment that focuses on design and involves techniques including, tinting, waxing and threading. It can dramatically transform even the most sparse and misshapen brows.I would advise looking at portfolios in salons to get an idea of what you would like and if it will suit your face shape. Prices in beauty salons across the county start at €30.If your budget doesn’t stretch to this, eyebrow threading has also grown increasingly popular and prices can start from upwards of €10.Threading, an alternative to waxing or plucking, uses cotton thread to shape and groom the eyebrows.Have a look at a YouTube clip of this ancient art of hair removal if you want to see exactly how it is done. Also, any beauty therapist worth her salt will have a chat with you before she styles your brows. Don’t be afraid to ask if a brow gel or palette will work better than a tint. Remember, beware the “Scouse Brow” look.LIFESTYLE: AVOID THE GROUCHO LOOK AND FIND THE PERFECT BROW was last modified: May 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LIFESTYLE: AVOID THE GROUCHO LOOK AND FIND THE PERFECT BROWlast_img read more

first_img Sunni politicians have been complaining of torture, abuse and arbitrary arrest by special commandos of the Shiite-controlled Interior Ministry since the current government took power last April. Sunnis have also accused the ministry of being behind “death squads,” rumored to be made up of former members of Shiite militias, which target Sunnis in reprisal for the killings of Shiites by Sunni Arab insurgents. Interior Minister Bayn Jabr has denied any role in such killings.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Al-Jaafari, a Shiite, promised a full investigation and punishment for anyone found guilty of torture. In Washington, a State Department spokesman said the Bush administration found the reports troubling. “We don’t practice torture, and we don’t believe that others should practice torture,” said the spokesman, Adam Ereli. “We think that there should be an investigation and those who are responsible should be held accountable.” But the head of Iraq’s largest Sunni political party said he had spoken to al-Jaafari and other government officials about torture at Interior Ministry detention centers, including the one where the detainees were found. Mohsen Abdul-Hamid, leader of the Iraqi Islamic Party, said the government routinely dismissed his complaints, calling the prisoners “former regime elements,” meaning Saddam Hussein loyalists. BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq’s prime minister said Tuesday that 173 Iraqi detainees – malnourished and showing signs of torture – were found at an Interior Ministry basement lockup seized by U.S. forces in Baghdad. The discovery appeared to validate Sunni complaints of abuse by the Shiite-controlled ministry. The revelation about the mostly Sunni Arab detainees by Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari was deeply embarrassing to the government as critics in the United States and Britain question the U.S. strategy for building democracy in a land wracked by insurgency, terrorism and sectarian tension. “I was informed that there were 173 detainees held at an Interior Ministry prison and they appear to be malnourished,” al-Jaafari said of Sunday’s raid at a detention center in the fashionable Jadriyah district. “There is also some talk that they were subjected to some kind of torture.” One detainee had been crippled by polio and others suffered “different wounds,” the deputy interior minister, Maj. Gen. Hussein Kamal, said without elaboration. last_img read more

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first_imgFact check: Contrary to the viral cure-all circulating across Facebook and the Internet at large, there is no simple fail-safe text to post that will deter Facebook from controlling your personal data. There is no magic bullet to keep your social privacy private. And in fact, you may not really need one. First, just having a profile basically puts your fate in Facebook’s hands.Second, Facebook’s policy is that users already own their own content. Unless of course, you don’t.What? Double-speak aside, as long as you own the intellectual property of the material you’re posting, the site doesn’t. But, if you don’t, they do. It’s all in the fine print that no one, save Ivy League lawyers, can understand. So just what the hell is going on to have prompted this new facepanic?Status UpdatesLast week the Menlo Park company updated its privacy policy to basically strip the public from being able to vote on changes to Facebook’s future social policies. Instantly, fear circulated the Web that the change would mean Facebook  would also adjust its control of people’s information.  Here’s the text that people are being advised to post to their timelines. If you’ve been on Facebook in the last couple days, you’ve probably already seen the copy floating around your friends’ timelines:“In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details contained in my personal and business profiles, including, but not limited to: all postings, status updates, comments, illustrations, paintings, drawings, art, photographs, music, videos, etc. as per the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, (a/k/a the Berne Convention). For commercial use of any of the above, my written consent is required in each instance and at all times.By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook’s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws.Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates.” It seems silly that posting this would give us ownership of material we already own, but the above post caught on like wildfire over the Thanksgiving weekend. Not surprisinly, many people were moved to ask, “Huh? Is this real?” The answer: No. Facebook PostsThe copyright meme got big enough that Facebook itself weighed in and responded on the site:“There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.”Facebook has not yet responded to ReadWrite’s request for comment. adam popescu Tags:#Facebook#privacy Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgThough their political journeys could not have been more different, what connects the two new Deputy Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh is their deep association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).If Dinesh Sharma was born into a family with strong connections to the Sangh, Keshav Prasad Maurya started working with the RSS and its affiliates — the Vishwa Hindu Parishad-Bajrang Dal — from an early age.Grassroots workerMr. Maurya was active in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement and various gauraksha campaigns in the State. He has held various RSS posts such as nagar karyawah.Mr. Maurya has been the regional (Kashi) coordinator of the Backward Class cell of the BJP and the Kisan Morcha. He won the prestigious Phulpur seat in Allahabad in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.Mr. Sharma, born on January 12, 1964, is a two-time Mayor of Lucknow. His father Kedarnath Sharma was close to Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadyaya, who was a regular visitor to their home in Aishbagh.The Ramleela maidan in Aishbag was where Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Dasera last year, in a break from convention.Back then, Mr. Sharma was mentioned as a Chief Minister hopeful, though he always denied he had such ambitions, saying he was only a humble karyakarta (worker) of the party.Mr. Sharma enjoys a clean image and is popular across communities. He is also a life-time member of the World Association for Vedic Studies. His RSS background and good equations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah has seen him rise quickly up the BJP ladder. After Mr. Modi stormed to power at the Centre, Mr. Sharma was promoted as party vice-president and appointed in charge of party affairs in Gujarat.He started his career from the Yuva Morcha, holding the post of both vice-president and president of the U.P. BJP youth front. Mr. Sharma, a professor at Lucknow University’s Commerce Department, has guided around two dozen Ph.D students. He was first elected Lucknow Mayor in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.According to BJP spokesperson Chandramohan, Mr. Sharma is closely connected to the RSS-BJP organization. “He is an organization man. Both he and Keshavji are full-timers, who have the capacity to work long hours. That went in their favour,” Mr. Chandramohan said.Mr. Maurya has had a tough journey to the top. Born in 1969, in Sirathu in Kausambhi district, adjoining Allahabad, Mr Maurya is hails from the kushwaha,community that traditionally sold vegetables.He sold tea and newspapers during his childhood — a likeness to Mr. Modi, which the BJP much publicised — before going on to study Hindi Literature at the Hindu Sahitya Sammelan in Sangam City.Unlike Mr. Sharma, Mr. Maurya has had a controversial political journey. He faces charges in as many as 10 criminal cases. While being the prime accused in a murder case, he is also booked for promoting enmity between groups, criminal intimidation, deliberate acts of hurting religious sentiment, criminal conspiracy and rioting.Though he had a handsome victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha election and is today the BJP State president, Mr. Maurya’s political career started with defeats as he lost two consecutive Assembly elections in 2002 and 2007, before winning in 2012. Ever since he was promoted as State president, his popularity has grown and he had the most extensive tour of U.P. during the election campaign.last_img read more