​Hekari United continuous winning streak

first_imgThey defeated newcomers Erema Gulf FC 3-0 in round three of the southern conference competition at Port Moresby’s Bisini Soccer grounds today.Hekari wasted no time scoring the first goal just two minutes into the game through youngster Papalau Awele who was recruited from PNG’s development team Besta United FC.Erema had a strong backline with national representative Cyril Muta who stopped few attempts from top striker Koriak Upaiga.At three minutes to half time, Willie Gia managed to sneak Hekari’s second goal past Erema’s backline through the net from the five meter line taking the score up 2-0 at half time.Erema struggled in the second half as Hekari continued to rule the pitch but failed to score after several attempts by Upaiga and Vanuatu recruit Elkington Molivegaru.At last, Molivegaru’s fast play and great foot work helped to secure another brilliant goal for Hekari striking the ball straight past two players and the goalie into the net 10 minutes to full time.Hekari remains unbeaten in the southern conference while Erema is slowly picking up momentum.last_img

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May 26, 2020 | by

Court maintains necessity of upholding Constitution

first_imgCCJ post-judgement hearing…PPP sticks to constitutional stipulations…says Govt should have a caretaker status…as GECOM proposes another delaying tactic with Christmas Day voters’ listUrging that President David Granger meet with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to come up with a consensus on the way forward, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has pushed back the date to issue consequential orders on the No-Confidence Motion until July 12, 2019.CCJ President,Justice Adrian SaundersThis came out of Monday’s post-judgement hearing, where the CCJ had expected the two sides to have come up with an agreement. Instead, Trinidad Senior Counsel and lawyer for the Opposition Leader, Douglas Mendes, informed the Court that the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.Nevertheless, Mendes put forward his proposals for what the consequential orders should be. One such proposal put forward by Mendes is that the Court fix an election date within a 90-day time frame, a proposal that was initially put forward by his client last week during a press conference.Lawyer for the Opposition, T&T Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes“The elections ought to have been held on March 21. If the intention of the Court is to bring us back to the position we ought to have been but for the decision of the Court of Appeal, an election ought to have been held on 21 March with the list in existence,” Mendes said.“It is a matter now for the Court to fix a date by which the elections are to be held. But the position of the Opposition Leader is that an election ought to be held within three months of today’s date.”When given a chance to speak, Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) lawyer Stanley Marcus revealed that elections were actually not possible until after Christmas. It was an announcement that caused CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders to express disappointment, considering the fact that elections were constitutionally due since March 21 of this year.Attorney General Basil Williams“From my consultations, putting everything into place and complying with all the necessary provisions, a list would be ready by the 25th of December. Elections to be held any time after,” Marcus informed the Court, to the visible surprise of the Judges.“Mr Marcus, this is very disappointing. Because, as Mr Mendes said, the Constitution suggests that these elections should have been held sometime in March!” Justice Saunders replied. “You are suggesting an outside date that carries us down nine more months.”Caretaker GovernmentMeanwhile, Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution caused some amount of contention. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Article 106 (7) states that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”But while Marcus and Attorney General Basil Williams both argued that this meant the President and his Cabinet had to remain in power until after a new President was sworn in, the CCJ had a different opinion.Justice Jacob Wit noted that it was international practice that following a successful no-confidence motion, a caretaker government was usually left in place with a limited time frame in which to carry out snap elections.He made it clear that contrary to the Government’s arguments, a provision for a caretaker government does not have to be explicit in the Constitution as this is a standard and recognised international practice.This is a point that has repeatedly been emphasised by the Opposition Leader, who has noted that contracts and decisions taken that were not in line with what a caretaker government ought to be doing would not be recognised by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).But Marcus’s continued arguments that Government has to continue in office with its full powers and that the three months’ deadline were an “imposition” eventually caused Justice Saunders to brandish the Constitution and remind the lawyer of the CCJ’s remit.“We’re not imposing anything. We’re not involved in politics. Our remit is to uphold this document (the Constitution of Guyana). And if it has a clear provision, then what you want us to do? To ignore it? To reject it? To rewrite it?” Justice Saunders questioned.Meanwhile, in his presentation, AG Williams blamed GECOM’s failure to prepare for elections after November on the Commissioners and walkouts. This is despite the fact that Commissioners on the PPP/C side have long complained about GECOM stalling read more

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January 12, 2020 | by

A.V. man pleads no contest in case of cold Chihuahua

first_imgIrvin is scheduled to be sentenced in March and was being held without bail. He and four teenage boys – three 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old – were arrested in the Jan.31 theft at an east Lancaster home during which the dog, a 2-year-old Chihuahua named Roxy, survived after one of them left her in an industrial freezer in the victim’s home. One 17-year-old has admitted to burglary and animal cruelty – the equivalent of making a guilty plea in adult court – and was sent to probation camp for three months, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. A second 17-year-old admitted to burglary and also was sent to camp for three months. The 15-year-old admitted the burglary charge and was placed in a group home, Gibbons said. The remaining minor, who did not participate in the burglary, is charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and is scheduled to be arraigned next month in Lancaster Juvenile Court. Contributions have poured in for Roxy’s owner, Kimberly Holzer, who is pregnant with twins and whose husband, an Air Force technical sergeant, is stationed in Afghanistan. Holzer’s home was ransacked during the burglary, and the intruders destroyed $600 worth of new maternity clothes. Lancaster sheriff’s station employees took up a collection and gave her $800. They also gave Roxy a bag of toys. Edwards Air Force Base employees cooked dinner for her and repaired a broken door lock. And a San Fernando Valley-based security company installed a free alarm service. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A Lancaster man accused in a burglary in which cold-hearted culprits put the homeowner’s Chihuahua in a freezer faces two years in prison after pleading no contest. Deavean Irvin, 20, served as a lookout and was on probation for a 2004 commercial burglary at the time of the incident, prosecutors said. “Based on his past record of having been on felony probation for a theft-related offense and the circumstances of this new offense, it was time for him to go to state prison,” Deputy District Attorney Steve Heller said. Irvin entered his plea Tuesday in Antelope Valley Superior Court after prosecutors agreed to dismiss an additional charge of grand theft. He also was ordered to pay restitution to the victim for any stolen property that has not been recovered, Heller said. last_img

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January 11, 2020 | by

Council approves removal of Torres

first_imgAfter almost 18 years in the position, Torres is one of the longest-running city administrators in the area. “Since others are discussing it, I would like to say that if this is indeed the end of my career, it’s been an absolute privilege serving the community,” Torres said. “I’m proud of the job I’ve done but I understand it’s the council’s prerogative to make these decisions.” “We need new ideas,” Bagwell said. “\ has been a great crisis manager, but we seem to be stuck in a deficit budget and we’re not moving forward. We need new ideas and leadership.” But Vasquez said removing Torres would weaken the agency beyond repair. She said the council majority had damaged the city’s unity already by the firing of three other department heads since gaining the three-vote edge in the 2005 elections. Those included Fire Chief Jim Cox, Community Development Director Ruben Lopez and City Attorney Marco Martinez. “A lot of people don’t know this, but \ turned down a $25,000 raise,” Vasquez said. “He said the city couldn’t afford it and he didn’t need it. And he’s lived here all his life and cares about the city. “This is a very sad day and it’s just another blunder that will cost us thousands of dollars,” she added. Vasquez was referring to Torres’s $131,000 annual salary which was found to be the lowest in a survey last year of nearby comparable cities done by the city of Whittier. “I believe he has an exemplary legacy,” Vasquez said. “He’s been a fine example of an administrator who’s dedicated his entire professional career to Montebello.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – The Montebello City Council has decided to move ahead with the removal of longtime City Administrator Richard Torres. In a closed-session performance evaluation of Torres at this week’s meeting, the council voted 3-2 to work out the details of his separation agreement at the March 14 meeting, said Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid. The three-vote majority calling for Torres’ removal were Lopez-Reid and council members Jeff Siccama and Bob Bagwell. Rosie Vasquez and Bill Molinari were opposed. All three members of the majority have said they wanted to “move in a different direction” as the reason for replacing Torres. last_img

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January 11, 2020 | by

Pet deaths still mystery; FDA investigates

first_img“This is a puzzling and troubling experience for everybody within this organization,” Henderson said in an interview from company headquarters in Streetsville, Ontario. “It is extremely disheartening that we haven’t been able to find the causative agent.” There have been tests on 10 cats that died, performed by an outside company for Menu Foods. The results show only that the cats died of acute kidney failure. There have been widespread reports of kidney failure, some fatal, in pets that have eaten the recalled brands. The company has confirmed the overall deaths of 15 cats and one dog. Menu Foods last week recalled “cuts and gravy” style dog and cat food. The recall has sparked concern among pet owners across North America. It includes food sold under store brands carried by Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway and other large retailers, as well as private labels like Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. Call centers hired by the company received 47,000 calls over the weekend, Henderson said. “Our hearts go out to all of the pet owners across Canada, the United States and Mexico for any losses they experience and certainly for the worry this incident may be causing,” Henderson said. The FDA has sent investigators to New Jersey and Kansas plants operated by Menu Foods. Wheat gluten is a source of protein and was used to thicken the gravy in the pet food, sold in both cans and pouches, according to the FDA. Menu Foods is majority owned by Menu Foods Income Fund of Streetsville. The company also makes foods for zoo cats, but those products are unaffected by the recall. Henderson said the company delayed announcing the recall until it could confirm that the animals had eaten its product before dying. Two earlier complaints from consumers whose cats had died involved animals that lived outside or had access to a garage, which left open the possibility they had been poisoned by something other than contaminated food, he said. More on Menu Foods A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates is available on the Menu Foods Web site: tinyurl.com/2pn6mm. The company also designated two phone numbers that pet owners can call for information – (866) 463-6738 and (866) 895-2708. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The pet food linked to the deaths of 16 animals has shown no signs of contamination, the manufacturer says, and the company cannot explain why the cats and dog developed acute kidney failure and died. In an interview with The Associated Press, Paul Henderson, chief executive and president of Menu Foods, said Wednesday that the company was looking at a single ingredient. He wouldn’t identify it, but the Food and Drug Administration has said the investigation was focusing on wheat gluten. “Our hypothesis is that it is that ingredient that in fact represents the highest probability as to the cause,” Henderson said. “But we have been unable to prove that through scientific information.” The animal deaths have led to the recall of 60 million cans and pouches of pet food sold throughout North America under 95 brand names. last_img

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January 11, 2020 | by

PRRD to open Potable Water Stations in Electoral Area B

first_imgThe purpose of the Stations is to protect water sources for the future and provide potable water closer to home for many residents.Residents strongly supported the provision and protection of our water through the referendum in 2017.For more information, you can visit the Regional District’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will be opening up new Potable Water Stations for Electoral Area B.According to Regional District Communications Coordinator, Kristen Danczak, the District has set up five new stations for the communities of Buick, Feye Spring, Prespatou, Boundary Lake, and Rose Prairie.Danczak says, once registered for a Flowpoint account with the District, users will be able to access the Stations using their individual access codes and pin number.- Advertisement -“The Peace River Regional District will have five potable water stations opening in Electoral Area B located in Buick, Feye Spring, Prespatou, Boundary Lake, and Rose Prairie. Each potable water station includes truck and bottle fills that users will be able to access using their individual access codes and pin number that they get after registering for a Flowpoint account.”Users can register for a Flowpoint account at prrdwater.com.The Regional District says the Buick, Prespatou, and Feye Spring Stations are now open while construction is still underway at the Boundary and Rose Prairie stations.Advertisementlast_img

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January 10, 2020 | by

Jack Wilshere on Man City link: ‘As long as Arsenal want me, I’m happy’

first_imgJack Wilshere says he will remain at Arsenal for as long as he is wanted, as the England midfielder quashed speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City.Deposed Premier League champions City are looking to boost their homegrown quota and have been tipped to launch a big-money move for Wilshere this summer.But the 23-year-old insists there is no desire on his part to make a deal happen.“I definitely wouldn’t go somewhere just because I’m a home-grown player. I’d want to be wanted by a club, I want to be wanted by Arsenal,” he said.“I’ve grown up at Arsenal. As long as Arsenal want me, I’m happy.”As Wilshere sat down at the England team hotel this week ahead of Sunday’s trip to Slovenia, he reflected on another rollercoaster year.“It’s been a frustrating season. There have probably been more lows than highs,” he said.Winning the FA Cup was a highlight, as was his form in the autumn, when he starred for Arsenal and England.But once again injury has hindered the 23-year-old’s season.Just after he had starred in England’s 3-1 win in Scotland last November, Manchester United’s Paddy McNair slid in on Wilshere’s standing foot and wiped the midfielder out.Writhing in pain on the turf at the Emirates Stadium, Wilshere knew he was facing another long lay-off. It would be six months before he played again.“I was just starting to play well, I was feeling good about myself,” he said.When asked if McNair had apologised for the challenge, the midfielder bluntly answered: “No.”Wilshere has been a regular in the treatment room at Arsenal’s London Colney base ever since he made his debut seven years ago.Controversy has also dogged him throughout his career.“I’m not sure why it’s always me,” Wilshere said with a smile.There have been many regrets. So many, in fact, that he had to pause for almost 40 seconds before deciding which one was his biggest.“I’ll answer it but, I need to think.” he said, flicking through the index of errors in his mind.“Being caught smoking,” he continues after the pause.“That’s because – I’ve said it before and some people don’t believe me – but I’m not a smoker.”The incident Wilshere was referring to is the time he was pictured holding a shisha pipe while on a night out in February.It came a year after he was pictured smoking in a pool while on holiday in Las Vegas.“It was a mistake I made. I definitely regret it,” Wilshere said. “I made the same mistake twice. I have to be sensible this summer.” 1 Jack Wilshere last_img

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January 3, 2020 | by

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The left front tire came off a tractor trailer traveling south on the freeway and struck another vehicle. The tire was then hit by another truck which bounced it into the car-pool lane on the northbound side, Nelson said. Hear the `Buzz’ about Republicans WHITTIER – Retired Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, vice chairman for Move America Forward, will speak at the 11a.m. Friday meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $20. Home auctioned in Friendly Hills WHITTIER – Realty Executives at Cornerstone will auction a home in Whittier at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The house is in the Friendly Hills area. Buyers must come prequalified with a $5,000 cashier’s check to participate in the bidding. For more information, call Tracey Higgins at (562) 233-6210. Your family tree grows in Whittier WHITTIER – The monthly meeting of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave. The featured speaker will be Wendy Elliott, whose topic is “Buried Treasure: Techniques in Finding Entries Lost in Indexes.” She will share common problems of indexes and some ways to overcome them. Elliot is the president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and is a professor of history at Cal State Fullerton. A beginner’s class and a refresher class in genealogical resource will also be held from 11 a.m. to noon. Visitors are always welcome at monthly meetings. For more information, call (562) 941-3184 or (562) 695-5431. `Proof’ is in Friday’s play WHITTIER – The Whittier Community Theatre will present David Auburn’s Pulitzer-Prize winning drama “Proof,” which will open at 8 p.m. Friday at the Whittier Center Theater, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Director Roxie Lee has cast Richard Large as Robert, Anthony Galleran as Hal, Leslie Rivera as Catherine and Hester Wagner as Claire. “Proof” will run three consecutive weekends, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a single matinee scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11. The play contains some strong language and may not be suitable for children under 13. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. For information about tickets or reservations, call (562) 693-1105 or visit the Web site at www.whittiercommunity theatre.org Dinner fundraiser benefits veterans SANTA FE SPRINGS – A beef stroganoff dinner will be offered from 5:30 to 8:50 p.m. on Friday VFW Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road. Dinner costs $5.95 per person. All proceeds go to help veterans through the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – A CHP officer and another driver suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a tire came off a big rig and hit several vehicles, officials said. Both the officer and the driver complained of pain, said CHP Sgt. Royal Nelson. Nelson said the officer was taken to Los Angeles County- USC Medical Center, but didn’t know where the other injured person went. The collision happened at 11:44 a.m. on the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, just south of Washington Boulevard. last_img
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December 30, 2019 | by

Chinese vehicles on their way to Mexico

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut a deal struck last week between a big Mexican retailer and China’s First Automotive Works Group serves as a reminder that it’s only a matter of time before Chinese cars are sold in the United States. Major milestone Mexico’s Grupo Salinas announced recently that it had formed a venture with FAW, one of China’s leading vehicle manufacturers, to sell Chinese-built cars in Mexico early next year. The partners also are investing $150million to build a plant in the western Mexican state of Michoacan. It will have an initial capacity to produce 100,000 FAW cars a year by 2010. If production gets under way on time, the FAW cars may be the first Chinese vehicles assembled in the North American free-trade zone comprising Mexico, Canada and the United States. Several Chinese automakers and North American importers have devised plans to bring Chinese-made cars into the region – and some of them have already collapsed, including the first such scheme announced by U.S. entrepreneur Malcolm Bricklin in 2005. One of China’s Big 3 Founded in 1953 with help from Soviet engineers, state-owned FAW is one of China’s most established automakers. It is one of the country’s original Big Three, along with Dongfeng Motor Co. (formerly Second Automotive Works) and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. FAW produces more than 1million vehicles a year through ventures with Mazda Motor Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and Volkswagen AG, and its own domestic operations. Its best-known model is the FAW Red Flag executive sedan. For now, FAW’s venture with Grupo Salinas does not appear to be targeting U.S. customers. The cars, sold through Grupo Salinas’s Elektra appliance stores, will be priced between $5,990 and $7,720 to appeal to Mexican entry-level buyers. The U.S. automakers might feel the competition at the low end of the models they sell in Mexico. The Chevrolet Corsa and Ford Ka cars cost only slightly more than the vehicles FAW will be selling. It’s not a big concern – at least not yet.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Within the past month, two high-ranking Chinese officials – China’s ambassador to the United States and a senior auto executive – told audiences in Detroit that Chinese automakers would not be shipping cars to the United States in large numbers anytime soon. That’s what global auto experts have been saying, too – that the Chinese aren’t ready to compete in the U.S. market and that they know it. Chrysler LLC officials recently disclosed that their Chinese partner Chery Automobile doesn’t have a car now that meets their requirements. And a slew of recalls of defective toys and other products made in China seems to have pushed back the prospect of Chinese car imports even further. last_img

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December 30, 2019 | by

WE WON’T ALLOW ULSTER CLASH GO TO CLONES – PJ MCGOWAN

first_imgDonegal chairman PJ McGowan says the All-Ireland champions will resist any attempt to move next year’s Ulster SFC clash with Tyrone from Ballybofey to Clones.Thursday night’s draw threw up the mouth-watering prospect of the champions putting their Anglo Celt Cup title on the line against Tyrone.The game is sure to attract a huge attendance and there is speculation that Ulster chiefs could take home advantage away from Jim McGuinness and his All-Ireland winners. The Slattery Report reduced the capacity of Ballybofey to around 12,500 this year but McGowan is confident that they will get it back up to around 18,000 in time for the visit of the Red Hand County.He told The Irish Examiner: “It is a massive game. Tyrone will be absolutely huge opponents in the first round, but it’s difficult to estimate the attendance. Would the attendance be much more than 18,000 for a first round game? I wonder.“No doubt we will have to sit down and discuss it with the Ulster Council, but obviously we want to retain our home advantage and run out at MacCumhaill Park as defending All-Ireland champions.”He added: “The capacity of a lot of grounds was reduced because of the Slattery Report – including Clones. We spent a lot of money and complied with the findings of a previous report only to find that the Slattery Report had changed things again. “We won’t make any short-cuts when it comes to the safety of spectators and teams but we believe only minor changes will be needed to get Ballybofey back to its proper capacity of around 18,000. We’re confident that will be adequate.” WE WON’T ALLOW ULSTER CLASH GO TO CLONES – PJ MCGOWAN was last modified: October 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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December 25, 2019 | by