Dear Editor,We are headed for a constitutional crisis, because Granger and followers are bent on circumventing the clear and unambiguous letter of the law. They are bent on holding on to power no matter what the cost, so the usual T-dancing on non-essential and illogical issues that have nothing to do with the clear-set mandates in the Constitution.I see Attorney Nigel Hughes giving his opinion on the same issue also, he is postulating a “what if” scenario. There is no “what if” scenario to a successful passage of a no-confidence motion. What I can safely tell Nigel Hughes and friends is that the Constitution of Guyana has no “what if” attached to its clauses, the matter of a no-confidence vote being carried has the attending consequences for the sitting Government and that is final.Now, there can be an extension to the March 21 date, but that is dependent on the consent, and I repeat, the consent and approval of the Opposition. I know the Granger folks do not like to hear this, because in their book the Opposition should have no say in the running of things in this country. But the way the Constitution is written, this cannot happen, they must seek education and legally-guided reasoning from the Opposition. At every step of the way the Opposition must be quoted, this is shared governance at its best. So, Granger is at his wits’ end as to the way forward.Well, a sound suggestion to the President to ease the stress is, set a date for the election, you still have time. Stop listening to the hardliners in your party and set a date, it will be the most enlightened decision you would have made in your entire career.The Constitution further prescribes the President and Cabinet shall resign and announce a date for elections within 90 days; that is so clear. Those 90 days end when the clock strikes midnight Thursday March 21, 2019 and if an elections date is not set by that time, the Government becomes an illegal entity, a squatter if you please.I do not think the PNC would like that impending crisis to settle in, because dark and gloomy would be for all members of that illegal entity called the PNC-led coalition.No court of law can overturn what is clearly etched out in the Constitution, so Mr Granger, come on: do the right thing.Respectfully,Neil Adams
REP. PRINCE MOYEBudget Chair RevealsBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIAt the end of the formal hearing of the revenue component of the 2017/2018 Draft National Budget on Friday, June 9, the Joint Committee on Ways, Means, Finance & Budget and Public Accounts of the Liberian Legislature said it did not reach the targeted US$526m as submitted by the Executive.The Committee said to avoid a budget shortfall, the draft budget might be cut, if the revenue collection does not meet the proposed budget.Rep. Prince Moye, Chairman of the Joint Committee, however said the budget might also be increased if the Committee identifies sources for more than the US$526m during the Expenditure Component of the Draft National Budget, which runs from Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 19, 2017.The Chairman made the assertions on Friday, June 9, in the House’s first floor chamber during the end of the Revenue Component of the budget.He told journalists that the Committee has issues with the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and the National Port Authority (NPA).Though he didn’t disclose the “issues,” it may be recalled that the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Tamba, expressed disappointment over the LPRC, the NPA and the Liberia Maritime Authority for falling short of their forecast revenue to support the 2016/2017 Budget in the amount of US$24.4m.Commissioner General Tamba said the forecast revenue for LPRC Storage Fee is US$43m, but the LPRC had paid only US$24m up to May 30, which constituted 56%. US$19m is yet to be paid, with 25 days to the end of the 2016/2017 Budget.She told lawmakers that the management of LPRC collects the proceeds (revenue) from the country’s storage facilities and remits them into government’s account.Tamba also said the forecast revenue of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) is US$11.5m, but up to May 30 only US$7.1m had been paid, which constituted 62%. Out of US$2.5m forecast revenue for the National Port Authority (NPA), US$1.5m was paid, and US$1m is outstanding.Meanwhile, public hearings for the Expenditure Component of the 2017/2018 Draft National Budget, which starts today in the Joint Chambers at 10:00 a.m., will include the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Education, the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), MCSS (Monrovia Consolidated School System), the University Liberia and Tubman University.On Tuesday, June 13, the following Ministries and Agencies will appear: Forestry Development Authority, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.President SirleafShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ryan Harvey is the General Manager of the Fort St. John Curling Club. He says the renovations were badly needed in order to make the facility more up to date with the current times.“Over the last six months now we’ve done a lot to improve the accessibility. [There’s] an elevator upstairs, lift down to the ice, make the washrooms more accessible,” he says. “Another big thing seeing as the building is 40 years old is modernizing it. Moving the stairs improves the flow of the building makes it look fresh and new.” Being able to cater to the needs of people who face physical challenges on a daily basis was one of the main reasons behind the renovations, and Harvey believes that the changes will be more accommodating for on ice events and off ice events.- Advertisement -“To improve the accessibility is the main thing. For us to be able to have for example a wheelchair curling team or have people who can’t get up the stairs to attend a wedding or a community function we are holding,” he explains. “Gone are the days when somebody that couldn’t walk up the stairs would be carried up the stairs. That’s obviously not where we’re at anymore.”Harvey is excited about leagues starting after the long weekend and says that registration is still open for those wanting to join a team. He also is looking forward to the Alberta Dominion Championships which will be at the curling club next weekend, October 18-20.“[We’re] looking forward to getting going again this season. We got leagues starting this coming week; that doesn’t necessarily mean that registration is closed,” he states. “If anybody is interested we’ve got spare lists. We make teams out of people looking to curl but don’t have a team. We’re hosting the Alberta Dominion Provincials which is basically like the Scotties Tournament of Hearts or the Brier for club curlers. It will be 16 of the best club teams from Alberta coming up here next weekend.”Advertisement If anyone is wanting to get onto the ice for league play this season, you’re encouraged to call the Fort St. John Curling Club at 250-785-2037.
Some of the collisions that were used to file false claims were staged on freeways and surface streets, according to the state Department of Insurance. Innocent drivers of commercial vehicles, sport utility vehicles, high-end cars and vehicles driven by the elderly were purposely targeted for collisions because the owners and drivers were considered most likely to have insurance, according to the Department of Insurance. email@example.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! About 20 suspects were arrested along with the Zanolettis in June after an investigation by the Los Angeles Auto Insurance Task Force. A spokesman for state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said insurance fraud is costly to state residents. “Insurance fraud in California is like a $500 tax on every man, woman and child in the Golden State, so fighting fraud is one of Commissioner Poizner’s highest priorities,” said Jason Kimbrough. Ramon Zanoletti was convicted of 19 counts of insurance fraud and the unauthorized practice of law. Magdalena Zanoletti was convicted of 38 counts of insurance fraud. SANTA CLARITA – A Santa Clarita man and his wife were each sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for their role in an insurance scam that staged crashes on freeways, authorities said. Ramon Alfonso Zanoletti, 53, who was a law office administrator, and Magdalena Zanoletti, 54, a medical clinic administrator, were also ordered to pay more than $300,000 in fines and restitution. Under the scam, Ramon Zanoletti paid individuals who recruited motorists to get into crashes and file false claims, according to the California Department of Insurance. He then referred the false claimants to Franklin Chiropractic in Los Angeles, where his wife worked. Magdalena Zanoletti instructed the claimants to sign in for medical treatments that were never given, but that were used to create false medical reports and billings.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local company Beescause has been recognized by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their ‘Forces for Change’ campaign.Beescause was created as a way to help change the future for bees as bee populations are declining at what the company shares, is at an alarming rate.By manufacturing be hives and facilitating placement for people to ‘foster hives’ the hives the company is bringing back bee colonies with the help of foster placements and the sales of bracelets to fund the making of hives.- Advertisement –Beescause was highlighted on a global platform when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry put out to their Instagram followers to help them find 15 grassroots organizations that are lesser-known forces of change, to help shine a light on them.To view Beescause, CLICK HERE To view the Duke and Duchess Instagram; @sussexroyalAdvertisement
IT’S the official home of Donegal gaelic footballers this year.So it was fitting that Donegal captain Michael Murphy was on hand to officially open the Rushe Fitness Gym in Letterkenny….run of course by Donegal Daily columnist Emmet Rushe.Emmet hammered home the message that hard work pays off inside and outside the gym when he celebrated the launch of his new premises. Family, friends and clients joined the Lifford man at his new gym at the Enterprise Fund Business Park in Letterkenny.In 2011 the former carpenter re-trained as a fitness instructor following the economic crisis and has now fulfilled his ambition of opening his own business.As well as personal training, Emmet runs the very successful Transformation Challenge – a six week fitness and nutrition programme. PICTURE SPECIAL: MICHAEL MURPHY LAUNCHES NEW EMMET RUSHE GYM was last modified: February 1st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalemmet rusherushe fitness
Whittier College took one giant step forward last Saturday when, down 10 points in the third quarter, the Poets came back to tie and then defeat Colorado College, 26-23, in overtime on the road in a football opener. Considering the Poets lost their last seven games of the 2004 season, it was a heck of a way to start 2005. “We were very pleased with our football team for the first game,” head coach Greg Carlson said Tuesday. “We had not scrimmaged, so we were a bit untested. I thought our defense stood up well, as far as the yards given up because Colorado College had an experienced quarterback (Chris Neal). “When you are on the road and are down by more than a TD — we were down by 10 — we managed to fight back. Hopefully, we have a little more mental toughness to our approach to the game; we feel like we are more capable of coming back.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Carlson noted that even after his team tied the score, 16-16, with 8:14 left in regulation, Colorado came right back and went up 23-16 on an 80-yard pass play just 11 seconds later. “I think it is a huge step for Whittier football in what we are trying to build here, to come back and tie it up and win it in overtime,” Carlson said. Wittier had 428 total yards and held Colorado to just 284. For a team that allowed 284 points and scored only 145 a year ago, that allowed 402.9 total yards per game while gaining an average of just 255.1, this was a favorable beginning. Sophomore quarterback Josh Scurlock was perhaps the brightest spot on offense. He completed 20 of 35 passes for 220 yards, two touchdowns and just one interception. He also carried the ball 17 times for 79 yards and a touchdown. “He is so much better prepared to be a quarterback in a college football game,” Carlson said of Scurlock, who started the second half of last season as a freshman. He took command of the offense and made good decisions.” Interestingly, Carlson said that back-up quarterback Jimmy Monaco will see some playing time in other-than-garbage-time conditions. In Saturday’s nip-and-tuck game, Monaco completed 3 of 5 passes for 30 yards and one interception. – Carlson talked about a big play by Jared Izidoro that came during Colorado’s 16-point second quarter. After Neal hit running back Marquis Malcom for a 15-yard touchdown and a 16-6 lead over the Poets, Izidoro blocked the extra point that would have given the Tigers a 17-6 cushion. This meant quite a bit later when Whittier tied the score at 23 with 2:50 left in regulation on a 27-yard touchdown pass from Scurlock to Alex Jones; Scurlock hit Kevin Cullina on a 5-yard touchdown pass in overtime to win it. “That helped us get into a tie situation,” Carlson said of Izidoro’s block. “It happened earlier in the game and you kind of forget about it. But when you look back…” Whittier (1-0) next will host Menlo College (0-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday. — Robert Morales can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2213, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Irish boxing hero Jason Quigley’s mum wiped tears from her eyes as she declared “He’s still my golden boy.”Muriel Quigley watches son Jason do Donegal and Ireland proud.Muriel Quigley watched as Jason’s dream of winning a gold medal at the World Championships disappeared before her eyes.Muriel was surrounded by family and friends at the Finn Valley Centre to watch Jason go for gold. But the tough 22 year old had to settle for silver as he was outboxed by Kazakhstan boxer Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.Speaking immediately after the fight, Muriel told Donegal Daily it was just wasn’t meant to be.“He gave it his all but it just wasn’t meant to be. He didn’t have luck on his side.“But I am so proud of him that he got to the final. He may not have won the gold medal but he will always be my golden boy,” she said. Jason gave it his all.Muriel was surrounded by well-wishers at the sports complex as they tried to cheer on Jason to victory.Alongside side her was Jason’s two sisters Jade, 14 and Holli, 6.Muriel revealed how boxing has been Jason’s life since he was only a toddler as he followed in his father Conor’s footsteps inside the ring.“I remember him getting boxing gloves and headgear for Christmas at a very early age and he would dance around the kitchen declaring himself the winner.“Conor was always away boxing so the chances were that Jason was always going to give boxing a go,” she said. Muriel revealed that even from an early age Jason wrote down on pieces of paper how he was one day going to fight for the world championships.“He is so focused. He only ever wanted to be world champion.“He is in bed by 11 o’clock every night and he looks after himself so well. He put his whole life into this day.“But I know Jason will bounce back. He has done remarkably well and he will be a bit disappointed that he didn’t win gold but we’re not disappointed. “We could not be prouder than we are today,” she said.Muriel revealed that outside of the ring, she could not ask for a better son.“I honestly couldn’t say a bad word about him. He doesn’t have much money because he is training full-time but he tries to give money up to the housekeeping.“His two sisters adore him and he is so good to them.“I know all mothers love their sons but I can honestly say that Jason has never given us a minute’s bother since he was born.“He has put everything he has into boxing and he deserves his moment of glory now. We’re all so proud of him,” said Muriel.‘HE’S STILL MY GOLDEN BOY,’ SAYS JASON’S PROUD MUM was last modified: October 26th, 2013 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:boxingFinn Valley Centregold medalJason QuigleyMuriel Quigleysilver
BY EMMET RUSHE: This is the last part of my series on ‘How to lose weight and keep it off – for good’This week we will be looking at HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and if you need or should use it in your fat loss goals.High Intensity interval Training is better known as HIIT. It is being heralded as the latest and greatest form of cardio based fat loss training. HIIT is a form of training that is short, intense and can involve a single exercise done numerous times, e.g. hill sprints. It can also be done with multiple exercises done in a short circuit format.The reason that HIIT has become so popular is because of EPOC. EPOC stands for Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption and what this means is that after you finish your training session, your body will continue to burn calories due to the intensity of the session in order to replace the oxygen ‘debt’ the training has provided.It all sounds a bit complicated, but basically you do short intense sessions and you will still be burning calories long after your session has finished, or so the story goes.HIIT has also been shown to help release fatty acids, (stored fat) for energy. A 15 min HIIT session which can herald anything from a 200 – 400 calorie burn depending on the intensity of the sessionSounds like a win-win situation: short workouts, longer calorie burn and using stored fat for energy.It should be noted that if you are not in a calorie deficit the released fatty acids that you would like to burn off won’t be used, your body has no reason to use them up.Another thing to consider is that EPOC isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.EPOC from HIIT is around 14% of total calories burned in the session. EPOC from steady state cardio is around 7% of total calories burned in the session. 30 minutes of HIIT intervals = burning 342 calories including EPOC.60 minutes of moderate steady state cardio = burning 642 calories including EPOC.If you look at the overall totals, there is very little difference.So should you use HIIT? It’s not a yes or no answer.The question shouldn’t be “which is better?”The question should be “which is better suited to me?”Let’s say you are overweight and have been inactive for years. You may find it hard just walking up the stairs at work.Do you really think that a 30 min session of HIIT class that involves high impact exercises like burpees is the best starting point for you?Probably not.But an hour of walking on the treadmill might be a great starting because it’s low intensity and uses fat as an energy source.Let’s say you are busy, train a few times per week and want to add some cardio to your session for some extra fat loss.A 10 min HIIT sprint session at the end of your workout can be the extra push you need to drop those last few pounds.To sum up the last few weeks of this series for you;In Order to lose weight and Keep it off here’s what you have to do.Reduce your calorie intake.Have protein with every meal.Forget about the low fat nonsense.Manage your carb intake and reduce your intake of processed foods.Train with weights 3-4 days per weekChoose a form of cardio that suit YOU and your life.It’s that simpleFollow these simply rules and you will be on your way to a better body in no time.#TrainSmartTo keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below. #TrainSmart https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING was last modified: February 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rusheHIITKeeping weight offlosing weight
Born and bred in Letterkenny, Brendan Delap is spending his retirement volunteering at the Letterkenny Parkrun which was started in Donegal by Margaret O’Donnell and aided by Anne McAteer.Each Saturday, a different group of volunteers assist Margaret and Anne in ensuring the Parkrun ‘runs’ smoothly. The community cooperation has seen this free 5k go from strength to strength and has now established itself as a permanent feel-good fixture in people’s diaries.Brendan is also involved in the Residents’ Association and Neighbourhood Watch in his area. Pictured above with one of his heroes Joey Dunlop, Brendan is passionate about athletics, soccer, Gaelic football and many other sports.This is Brendan’s Donegal… (1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?The top beach at Knockalla under the coast road. It is one of the most beautiful places in my opinion and some others might agree. It has been voted the third most beautiful beach in the world.(2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I would run a dual carriageway from Manorcunningham to Lifford.(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?I look up to the late Jim Mc Cormick a lot because he was the driving force behind and was dedicated to Letterkenny eventually winning the National Tidy Towns Competition. My only regret is that he was not here to see his lifetime ambition achieved.(4) What’s your happiest memory in Donegal?Living in The Station House at the Letterkenny Lough Swilly Station (now the entry road to Tesco) where my father was the Station Master. My early childhood memories of trains on the Lough Swilly line and right next door trains plus railcars on the County Donegal Railway line are some of my happiest memories. While other children had toy trains I was fortunate enough to have the real deal.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The Donegal Team winning a second All-Ireland was a very proud moment and from what I can gather was reasonably well celebrated by all!(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?I would wish for a ‘beam me up Scottie’ moment that on completing a holiday abroad I could be beamed home in two minutes flat. Sometimes delays on the return home can take the gloss off a good holiday.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Like a lot of people in Donegal I am fond of a potato or two. The Smiths in Manorcunningham have for several generations perfected the art of producing potatoes that have a taste second to none. (8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Probably Sarah Jessica Parker who has fallen in love with Donegal and its people. She has nothing but good to say about Donegal and someone of her stature has great influence over people especially her fellow Americans.(9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?Don’t get too many.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Marathon man Danny Mc Daid by 26.2 miles if you can pardon another pun. Some of today’s athletes are semi if not fully professional and Danny’s achievements while working as a full-time postman are phenomenal.Training after a days work was difficult but Danny was competing with people who would have been professional even back then. A true Olympian in every sense. (11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Lemon Tree and Yellow Pepper in Letterkenny are both excellent restaurants and I cannot choose between them.(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Kevin Harley Trentagh has a great saying that always amuses me. “There is something not right wrong here”.(13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Brexit is the biggest challenge that has ever faced Donegal and I fear the consequences down the road as we are the most bordered county with Northern Ireland and the most isolated region in Europe.(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Fresh fish from Greencastle is hard to beat.(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Some can have beautiful properties neat and tidy but would ignore litter outside their front gate. I can never understand this.(16) Do you have a favourite local band?Raw. A great experience every time they play.(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Put it as a small deposit towards having two flyovers in Letterkenny to elevate the congestion caused by traffic that does not need to pass through the town.(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?Seoul in South Korea.(19) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? I am proud of its beauty and its people regarded by many as the friendliest in Ireland.(20) What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?I am involved in Letterkenny Parkrun and it is really rewarding to see the enjoyment people take out of this free to enter event run every Saturday at 9.30 am.Would you like to take part in our My Donegal feature? Drop us a line at email@example.com!My Donegal… with Brendan Delap was last modified: December 3rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BRENDAN DELAPletterkennyMY DONEGAL