STOKE (4-2-3-1)BUTLAND, JOHNSON, SHAWCROSS, WOLLSCHEID, PIETERS,VAN GINKEL,WHELAN,SHAQIRI, AFELLAY, ARNAUTOVIC, BOJANARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, CAMPBELL, OZIL, WALCOTT,FLAMINI, RAMSEY,MONREAL, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, BELLERIN,CECHArsenal are still top of the Barclays Premier League after drawing 3-3 at Liverpool on Wednesday. They were leading late on but had their advantage at the top of the Premier League cut after Joe Allen’s late equaliser gave Liverpool a fortunate point.Olivier Giroud’s second-half strike – his second of the night and 18th of the season – looked to have put the Gunners on course for a crucial victory, but substitute Allen rewarded the hosts for a display bursting with energy and spirit with a low 90th-minute finish.Roberto Firmino twice gave Liverpool the lead in the first half, the second a spectacular 20-yard drive, but Arsenal took advantage of poor defending from J¸rgen Klopp’s side to level through Aaron Ramsey and Giroud.The Gunners, though, will be determined to win at the Britannia Stadium; not only are points needed in the race to become Premier League champions but their record at Stoke in the competition is poor.
January 12, 2020
Cyber Crimes Bill outrage…raises concernUrging the removal of the offence of sedition from the Cyber Crimes Bill 2016 because of the danger it presents to free speech, GTT has waded into the debate on the unpopular clause.In correspondence seen by Guyana Times, the telecommunications company raised objections to the proposed Bill. It also cited examples where similar pieces of legislation were discarded by the respective Governments.GTT CEO Justin Nedd“The offence of sedition seeks to limit the press and freedom of speech against the Government and should be struck from the draft as it would limit freedom of speech and thought of the people,” the correspondence dated April 25, 2018 stated.“The Opposition of St Vincent and the Grenadines publicly struck out against it. This will limit the development of the freedom of the press in Guyana.”Questioning whether any service providers were consulted prior to the Bill’s preparation, the company stressed the need for such consultation. It would not be the first time the Government has faced flak over implementing policies without consulting relevant parties first.“As interested parties that store such data, they should be consulted in the process. Legislation that affects the relevant stakeholders should have their input prior to the passage of legislation.”RecommendationsQuestioning whether Guyana had a cybercrime unit, GTT cited similar circumstances in Jamaica. The company also noted that there should be a section in the Bill that addressed the liability of service providers.“What about the passage of the Data Protection Act?” the company queried. “In other Caribbean countries, the passage of the Data Protection legislation was needed as auxiliary legislation to support the efficiency of cybercrime [laws].“There should be a clause that speaks to the violation of privacy as noted at Section 16 of the draft of cybercrime legislation in Trinidad and Tobago. There should be a clause in the draft that speaks to limiting the use of the data, taking as precedence from the draft of the Cybercrime Bill of St Vincent and Grenadines clause 25.”Laid in the National Assembly since 2016, Guyana’s Cyber Crimes Bill had catered for, inter alia: illegal access to a computer system; illegal interception; illegal data interference; illegal acquisition of data; illegal system interference; unauthorised receiving or granting of access to computer data; computer-related forgery; computer-related fraud; offences affecting critical infrastructure; identity-related offences; child pornography; child luring; and violation of privacy among a slew of other offences.A Special Select Committee had been working on the Bill for the past few years and their report on the Bill was presented recently. That committee was composed of Attorney General Basil Williams, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Education Minister Nicolette Henry and parliamentarians Michael Carrington and Audwin Rutherford.The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was represented by Chief Whip Gail Teixeira and parliamentarians Clement Rohee, Anil Nandlall, and Gillian Persaud-Burton.According to clause 18 of the Bill, persons commit an offence of sedition when they “attempt to bring into hatred or excite disaffection towards the government”. These provisions have, in fact, excited worry among social media users. They took to the medium in their numbers to register concerns that their freedom of expression would be trampled.PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo has also vehemently denied his party supported the Bill. Meanwhile, Government’s explanation for the clause has been to say it falls under national security.
January 11, 2020
Within a week, four players said they were leaving and two others were asked not to return. Thus began a most incredible, unforeseen journey to this season’s NCAA tournament. Thirty minutes after being introduced as Weber State’s new men’s basketball coach, Randy Rahe held a team meeting. One player was late. “Our goal when we started the season was to try and make the Big Sky tournament,” Rahe said. “The chemistry is probably as good as any team I’ve been on. They went out of their way to get to know each other, and they found out they really like each other. We were kind of a mess early but kept slugging away and coming back to practice, and we got better.” So much better Howland joked after the matchup was announced that maybe it wasn’t such a wise decision to call Weber State athletic director Jerry Graybeal last March and recommend Rahe, a former assistant under Stew Morrill at Utah State, for the job. “They shoot the ball extremely well,” Howland said. “They’re very well-coached. Their team will be very disciplined, very smart, very heady and it’ll be a difficult game.” Rahe’s remodeling job could make the producers of Home Improvement blush, and he did it at bargain-basement prices and in lightning-quick fashion. Eight of the 10 new players are JUCO transfers, and only Midland (Texas) Junior College transfer Arturas Valeika (8.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg) had another Division I scholarship offer. Another player, guard Dezmon Harris (10.9 ppg), signed to attend Weber State – located 40 miles north of Salt Lake City in the town of Ogden, Utah – before visiting the school. Rahe also changed Weber State’s style of play, moving away from former coach Joe Cravens’ motion offense with no set plays. “You’re going to get a lot of set plays,” said Mike Adras, who coaches Northern Arizona in the Big Sky. “Randy does a good job of when you take something away, going to their counter and trying to beat you with their counters. They’ve been very successful in executing a set play every single possession. If he’s changed anything from the beginning of the year to now, it’s tempo.” The accelerated development makes sense when one considers the crazy turnover within the program. With few of the players on campus during the summer, the first crack Rahe got at many of the Wildcats was during fall workouts. And it is why the Wildcats got off to such a poor start. Weber State’s and UCLA’s common opponents are Washington and BYU, but not much can be gained from either because the Wildcats have developed so much since those December matchups. Washington blew out the Wildcats 80-51, and BYU posted a 73-69 overtime win. The Bruins split two games with Washington (a 96-74 blowout victory and a 61-51 loss), and defeated BYU 82-69 in the season opener. Senior forward David Patten, who transferred from Pepperdine via Santa Ana College, leads the Wildcats in scoring with a 14.4-point average. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Before Rahe coached his first game, he brought in 10 new scholarship players, three walk-ons and stripped away much of the selfishness that poisoned last season’s 10-17 squad. So Rahe, described by colleagues as a straight shooter and strong tactician, is not being glib when he says there is complete surprise the 15th-seeded Wildcats are in the NCAAs, where they will face No. 2 seed UCLA on Thursday in the first round of the West Regional at Sacramento’s Arco Arena. “If you would have told me back in August that we’d be sitting here today (in the NCAAs), I’d have told you that you belong in the looney bin,” Rahe said. “We had to get 10 kids in April and there wasn’t a lot to choose from, so we really tried to put a premium on getting high-character kids with a little bit of toughness. And if they had the talent to go with it, that was a bonus, because there wasn’t much there.” The all-knowing media picked Weber State to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference. The coaches selected Weber State sixth. Not only did Weber State (20-11), the alma mater of UCLA coach Ben Howland, win the regular-season title, it grabbed the automatic NCAA berth by defeating Northern Arizona in the conference tournament title game.
January 11, 2020
Even though foreclosure activity is increasing from year-ago levels, it is still too soon to tell how big a problem it will become, especially with the subprime home loan shake-out continuing. Ela also expects prices to continue softening and inventory to build. Independent analyst Nima Nattagh agrees with Home- SmartReports’ conclusions and blames the increase in activity on the subprime problems. “I believe the problem in the subprime lending is not going to spread to the rest of the market. I don’t think we’ll see an massive increase in foreclosure and delinquencies,” he said. email@example.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m not predicting that for California. California seems to be bucking the trend compared to the rest of the nation.” HomeSmartReports said the state’s shakiest markets are in the Central Valley. The highest risk market is Visalia-Porterville with a risk index of 4.50. Orange County has the lowest, 0.72. But the state’s index is at its highest level since the company began calculating risk in the fourth quarter of 2003. The index is based on physical characteristics of a property, local market trends, flipping, fraud and default activity. Lending institutions use measures such as risk and volatility when evaluating home loans. Ela said the index also helps determine which local markets overreached their fundamentals during the sales and price surge. The questions now are how many people bought at the peak and how many buyers overstretched their finances. “When you plug in job growth, household income and migration patterns, we see markets that are adjusting, sometimes painfully,” he said. California’s housing market became riskier in the first quarter, but the state and Los Angeles County continued to fare better than the nation, a market tracker said Tuesday. On a scale of 0 to 100, California’s risk index in the quarter was 1.82 versus 1.45 a year ago and the county’s rose to 1.30 from 1.14, according to the Web site HomeSmartReports.com. By comparison, the nation’s risk index increased to 5.43 from 5.24. “What we’re seeing is increasing trends all across California,” said Mike Ela, the company’s president. “We’ve been kind of beating this drum for 18 months.” The risk index would have move into the 4 to 6 range to create a painful real-estate situation, he said.
December 30, 2019
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A story Tuesday about FBI hate-crime statistics contained incorrect information. The Jena Six case in Louisiana involved six black students accused of beating a white student. The white student involved in the beating had nothing to do with an earlier incident in which another white student had hung a noose on a tree.
December 27, 2019
Local knowledge played a big part in Gortahork’s James Collum and Owen Gallagher’s victory in the local clubs pairs tournament.The pair played exceptional bowls during the Finals Night, with Owen only sealing victory with his final bowl of the evening. Runners up were the St Johnston pairing of Ivan and Derek McClintock.Semi final spots were filled by Peter Day and Michael Gallagher, Gortahork, and Daniel O’Kane and John Quinn, Ballylennon. Quarter finalists were Patsy Boyle and Peter McGee, Burtonport, Tanya Jacob and Lee Jacob, Ramelton, Sylvia Bell and Graham Bell, Raphoe Pres, and Jamie Glackin and PJ Gallagher, Burtonport. BOWLS: JAMES & OWEN TAKE GORTAHORK WIN was last modified: February 15th, 2012 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:Donegal bowlsgortahorkRaphoeSt Johnston
December 26, 2019
Tottenham are to make a £35million move for Nicolo Barella when the January transfer window opens, according to reports.Barella, the midfielder, has emerged as one of the most in-demand players in all European football over the past year. Latest Football News REPLY He’s been scouted by Liverpool for a number of months, and they are believed to be preparing a bid for the 21-year-old.Arsenal and Juventus are also reported to have shown interest in capturing Barella, whose impressive performances for Cagliari earned him a debut Italy cap last month.However, The Sun claim Tottenham have now entered the race for Barella, with the Lilywhites hoping to jump to the front of the queue by making a £35million offer for him in January. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Barella has been linked with a host of Europe’s biggest clubs Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF huge blow MONEY ADVICE REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade It is reported Spurs will spend big when the transfer window reopens in a just over a month, and Mauricio Pochettino hopes to blow their rivals out the water with their bid for Barella.Cagliari are believed to be willing to listen to offers of over £30million for Barella, who has been dubbed the ‘next Steven Gerrard’ due to his stunning performances in Italy.
December 25, 2019
Right 2 Water Ireland has announced its plans for a Co Donegal demonstration against water charges.It will take place in Letterkenny on Saturday week, November 1, at 2pm.The local demonstrations will take place throughout the country and follows the march in Dublin which attracted 100,000 supporters. “As the Government have ignored the people’s wishes in the budget, theRIGHT2WATER campaign is now calling on all local communities throughout the country to come together and organise another massive show of “people power” countrywide on the 1st November,” said Charlie McDyer.“Right2Water is a citizen’s campaign. We believe that water is a human right, and we are seeking the abolition of domestic water charges.“All households will now have to pay for water, regardless of whether they can afford it. As with all service charges, low income families will pay proportionately more.“Irish families cannot afford to pay water charges. With many thousands struggling with mortgage debt and mass unemployment it is just a step too far.” Those behind the campaign say the can be contacted below:Charlie Mc Dyer 086 2269291 Facebook – Right2WaterIrelandOwen Curran 086 3122784 All help welcome. RIGHT2WATER IRELAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF DONEGAL DEMONSTRATION was last modified: October 23rd, 2014 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:demonstrationdonegalright2water ireland
December 21, 2019
Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for information and witnesses following the theft of ‘Dublin Marathon’ merchandise.It’s understood the merchandise was stolen between 4.30pm on Saturday 19th October 2019 and 6.30pm on Monday from a van parked outside a house at Sutton Park, Sutton, Dublin 13.A large quantity of hats and jackets intended for Dublin Marathon stewards and volunteers was taken during the incident. An Garda Síochána said that this official Dublin Marathon merchandise, is not on general sale to the public and was intended only for stewards/volunteers.Anyone offered the merchandise for sale or can assist Gardaí in locating the property is asked to contact their local Garda station.Separately, anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious between the hours of 4.30pm on Saturday 19th October 2019 and 6.30pm on Monday 21st October are asked to come forward.Anyone with information is asked to contact Raheny Garda Station on 01 6664300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Thieves do runner with marathon gear was last modified: October 22nd, 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:dublingearMarathonrobberytheft
December 20, 2019
Click here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants’ seven game win streak came to an abrupt end Saturday, as the New York Mets had 17 hits and four home runs in a 11-4 win at Oracle Park.With the Giants looking to go over.500 for first time in over 11 months, starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija allowed home runs to Dominic Smith and Jeff McNeil and reliever Derek Holland gave up two more to Todd Frazier and Pete Alonso as the Giants fell to …