PNGOC deliver bed sheets to POMGH

first_imgThe presentation was made by members of the PNG Athletes Commission, Power Lifter Linda Pulsan and Paralympian, Francis Kompaon.The brand new sheets are from the 2015 Pacific Games. The donation was a fitting gesture as a way to say thank you as the PMGH also served as the emergency referral hospital during the Pacific Games.“The hospital needs all the help it can get to care for our people and we hope that these bed sheets can contribute to that in some way.“I would also like to encourage all the patients in the hospital to be strong and have faith that they come here to get well and go back home again – while they are here these sheets can help to keep them comfortable while they recover,” said Pulsan.Project Officer Corporate Services of PMGH, Shirley Iewa said the donation was a bonus for the hospital and will go a long way in helping them care for the patients.She said the PMGH has 961 beds and every day bed sheets and covers need cleaning.“Care for the patients is the main goal of the hospital’s service and the donation of these linens is a big bonus and we really appreciate it,” said Iewa.Kompaon added that the PNGOC through its sub committees such as the Athletes Commission run a number of community programmes and this was just one of them.“As the country’s elite athletes, we represent our people so if and when we can we are happy to give something back to the community and this is one way to do that so I’m happy and feel really good to be doing this,” said Kompaon.last_img read more

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Ramirez dominates Ahmed with 6th round stoppage

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “This fight was really important,” Ramirez said. “We have been training for a knockout and we got it. “I never felt frustrated. I kept moving forward at him and tried to hit the body.”Ramirez suffered a cut above his left eye in the third round from an accidental head butt. His corner did a good job of closing the wound so it didn’t bother him for the final three rounds.He came dangerously close to knocking Ahmed out in the fifth round, connecting on separate occasions with an overhand right, right hook and a driving right jab before the challenger was saved by the bell.Heading into the final round, Ramirez had landed a total of 90 punches to just 24 for the heavy underdog Ahmed, who was fighting for the first time out of his home country. ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The bout was the feature fight on a card that also saw Filipino Jerwin Ancajas make an impressive American debut with a 10th round knockout of Israel Gonzalez to keep his IBF super flyweight belt.READ: Ancajas impresses in US debutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe southpaw Ramirez improved to 37-0 with 25 KOs as he defended his 76 kilogram (168 pound) title for the third time since winning it from Arthur Abraham in 2016.Ramirez said he was pleased to get his first win by a knockout in three years. LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak He was ranked fourth in the division despite almost 70 percent of his previous wins coming against boxers with losing records.Ramirez already holds the distinction of being the first fighter from Mexico to win a title in the 76kg division and now he’s setting his sights on unifying the different titles.“Next I would like to fight with another champion from Europe or England for a unification.“I want to be the best division pound for pound fighter.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Rondina admits UST lacked composure in 5-set loss to DLSU Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ FILE – CARSON, CA – APRIL 22: Gilberto Ramirez of Mexico poses for a photo with his belt after beating Max Bursak of Ukraine in a 12 round unanimous decision during the WBO Super Middleweight World Championship at StubHub Center on April 22, 2017 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPMexican champion Gilberto Ramirez easily retained his World Boxing Organization super middleweight title, dominating challenger Habib Ahmed in a one-sided main event on Saturday.Ahmed’s corner mercifully threw in the towel with 29 seconds left in the sixth round as their fighter was unable to fight back while being overwhelmed with body and head shots.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Boakai Donates to Guinea, Sierra Leone

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has presented two 40-foot containers of Tuna Fish to the Governments and peoples of Sierra Leone and Guinea to help battle the spread of the Ebola virus.The two Mano River countries are struggling to contain the Ebola virus that has killed thousands in the region. Said goodwill was presented on behalf of the Government of Liberia to beef up the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that has plagued the Mano River basin since March of 2014.The donations were made possible following an appeal by Vice President Joseph Boakai to British Philanthropist Trevor Cockings of His Church Charity, based in the United Kingdom.Vice President Boakai: “It was important to identify with our closest neighbors in this time of great need.”A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Freetown has confirmed one of the 40-foot containers bearing 1,338 cases of the highly nutritious tuna fish was received by the Government of Sierra Leone through its national operations coordinator at the National Ebola Response Centre of Sierra Leone, Steven Gauja.Gauja thanked the Government of Liberia for the gesture and subsequently turned the consignment over to Dr. Sheku Sesay, who is the donor coordinator of the National Ebola Response Centre of Sierra Leone. The ceremony was also attended by Liberia’s Member of Parliament Saah Joseph and Mrs. Linda Koroma, Sierra Leone’s Deputy Secretary General of the Mano River Union.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Supreme Court, The Legislature and The Doctrine of Separation: Which Way?

first_imgWhich way is the clash between the Legislature and the Supreme Court headed is the question on the minds of the public. This question arises in the wake of recent action by the House of Representatives to disregard the Writ of Prohibition on impeachment proceedings against Associate Justice Kabineh J’aneh as prayed for by his lawyers.At bar is the essential question of whether Associate Justice Sie-Nyene Yuoh was indeed clothed with the legal and constitutional authority to command the issuance of such a Writ. This issue has become contentious to the point where questions are being asked about which way the country’s democracy is headed, given what is perceived by some as a dangerous power play between the two branches of government with a potentially destabilizing effect on national governance.For answers to this question and in an effort to enlighten the public on this issue, the Daily Observance sought reliance on the Constitution and on precedents in case law since this matter, in the opinion of this newspaper, hinges on the Separation of Powers doctrine enshrined in the Constitution of Liberia.Article 2 of the Constitution states that the “Constitution is the supreme and fundamental law of the land and its provisions shall have binding force and effect on all authorities and persons throughout the Republic”. This provision of the Constitution implies compulsory compliance by all state bodies as well as individuals with the tenets of Article 2. It means compliance by all three branches of government.Further, in Article 3, the Constitution states that “the form of government is Republican with three separate coordinate branches: the Legislative, the Executive and the Judiciary”. Article 3 further states, “Consistent with the principles of separation of powers and checks and balances, no person holding office in one of these branches shall hold office or exercise any of the powers assigned to either of the other two branches except as otherwise provided in this Constitution and no person holding office in one of the said branches shall serve on any autonomous agency”.Lawyers representing Justice J’aneh have maintained that the House of Representatives by constituting an Ad hoc committee, rather than the House’s Judicial Committee to probe Ja’neh’s alleged misdeeds, have violated the principle of “Due Process” and have accordingly prayed the Court to place a “Stay Order” on such impeachment proceedings.But this newspaper, having found it difficult to reconcile such arguments with provisions of Article 43, for better understanding, sought reliance on precedents in case law to further understand the issue(s) at bar. Article 43 of the Constitution says that “the power to prepare a bill of impeachment is vested solely in the House of Representatives and the power to try all impeachments is vested solely in the Senate”.Article 43 further states “when the President, Vice President, or an Associate Justice is to be tried, the President of the Senate shall preside. No persons shall be impeached but by the concurrence of two-thirds of the total membership of the Senate. Judgment in such cases shall not extend beyond removal from office and disqualification to hold public office in the Republic; but the party may be tried at law for the same offense. The Legislature shall prescribe the procedure for impeachment proceedings which shall be in conformity with requirements of due process of law”.Given the above, this newspaper is at pains to understand the basis or reasons for praying the Court to issue a stay order on proceedings in the House when it is the sole prerogative of the House to hold such impeachment proceedings. The impeachment proceedings have not even begun and therefore the argument whether such procedures violates “due process” remains difficult to understand.Referring to precedent case law, this newspaper draws reliance on the opinion of the Supreme Court in the case, LLR Vol 7 Page 212, Joseph F. Dennis, Relator vs Republic of Liberia, Edward J. Summerville, Circuit Judge of the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit, Montserrado County, and M. Dukuly, County Attorney for Montserrado County, Respondents. Appeal from The Chambers of Mr. Justice Tubman. Argued February 3, 1941 and Decided February 21, 1941.In that case, the Defendant/Relator was convicted of embezzlement. He contested a motion by the County Attorney for enforcement of the final judgment but before the trial judge could make a decision on the matter the Defendant/Relator sued out of the Chambers of Justice Tubman for a Writ of Prohibition.The Writ was denied by Chamber Justice Tubman but the Defendant/Relator took an appeal to the Court en banc, meaning the full bench of the Court. In that case ruling, the Supreme Court ruling pointed out the following: 1. A Writ of Prohibition will lie only in cases of manifest necessity 2. It is the present policy of the Court to discourage removal of cases to the Supreme court other than by regular appeals. 3. A Writ of Prohibition to prevent enforcement of a final judgment in the lower court will be denied where the lower court has not yet acted 4. It would be inconsistent to deny a Writ of Prohibition and to enforce a lower court order since the former confirms the jurisdiction of the lower Court whereas the latter implies that the lower court, having jurisdiction has neglected to perform its duty and this court will perform it in its stead”.Given all the above, this newspaper poses the question whether the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over such impeachment proceedings in the Legislature. Further, granted that the Supreme Court does have jurisdiction, then we must pose the question: Where is the “manifest necessity” that impels the court to rush head-on into such uncharted realms?Was it motivated by a manifest desire to come in defense of a dear colleague such that the rules of the game (The Constitution) would be altered to fit their desires?The Daily Observer cannot help but remind members of the Supreme Court Bench that there is no need to create Constitutional crises needlessly and resultantly push the nation to the brink. This game of brinkmanship and showmanship bears ill omen for the nation and should therefore be STOPPED!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Policeman slapped with causing death charge

first_imgPolice Constable Ryan Persaud who reportedly struck down a motorcyclist while driving under the influence was on Monday slapped with a causing death by dangerous driving charge and appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that on September 1, about 23:40h on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, he drove Guyana Police Force minibus PVV 4652 in a manner dangerous to the public whereby causing the death of Akemo Anthony Bristol.He was previously charged for driving under the influence, but had denied that charge. For that offence, he was released on $25,000 bail.On Monday, the Police Prosecutor made no objections to bail. Magistrate Fabayo Azore released Persaud on $250,000 bail, and the case was adjourned to October 12, 2018.Guyana Times previously reported that the Police Constable and Bristol were both travelling along Mandela Avenue when the collision occurred.The impact reportedly tossed Bristol into a nearby drain while his mangled motorcycle ended up under the minibus.Bristol was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he subsequently died while receiving medical attention.last_img read more

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High on Ice – Single Block Competition Photos

first_imgThe High on Ice Winter Carnival is underway in Fort St. John.  The first event today was the single block competition where professional carvers had only two hours to turn a block of ice into a master piece.  Have a look at the results below.  Single Competition winners:First place winner was Chan Kitburi from Marysville, WashingtonSecond Place Ilya Filimontsev from Moscow, RussiaThird Place Christopher Huessy from Gladstone, OregonThe full blown competition beings at 6pm tonight and continues until Sunday.  For a full list of events with High on Ice Click Here- Advertisement –last_img

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Nick Carter ambassador for dolphins

first_imgNick Carter of the band Backstreet Boys has been appointed U.N. ambassador of the Year of the Dolphin. “I was shocked. And happy at the exact same time because I really felt like it was an honor,” he told AP Radio News. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of dolphins in the wild, the threats they face to their survival and actions that could help their conservation. Carter, who starred on the E! Entertainment reality show “House of Carters” with his siblings, said he’s still a student of the campaign. “The issues involved with the dolphins are things that I am learning,” the 27-year-old singer said. “I don’t want to be this person to come across and say, `Why, I know what’s going on’ and shove it down people’s throats. (Because) I don’t know everything.” Carter said he’ll expand on the same feelings he expressed in a song he wrote called “Believe” in order to write a new anthem about the plight of dolphins. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Man United boss Van Gaal charged with ‘bringing the game into disrepute’

first_img Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal 1 Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been charged for comments he made to press after seeing his side held to a goalless draw at Cambridge United in the FA Cup last month.The Dutchman said after the fourth-round tie that “every aspect of the match” had been “against” his team, including the referee Chris Foy.A statement from the Football Association on Wednesday said it was alleged that his words “allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute”.Van Gaal has until 6pm on Monday to respond to the charge.Having seen the Premier League giants held by their League Two hosts in the sides’ initial encounter at the Abbey Stadium, a disgruntled Van Gaal said: ”Every aspect of the match is against us – the pitch, the referee, everything that you can think about is against you.”He later repeated ”every aspect of a match is against us”, adding: ”You have seen the referee. It’s always the same.“Everywhere I have coached these games – and I have coached them also with other clubs – it’s always the same.”The Red Devils won the replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.last_img read more

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City hailed as Premier League greats after 15th straight win

first_imgBut Guardiola’s team — even though they have not won any silverware yet — are smashing record after record as they sprint towards the Premier League title, leaving allcomers a distant speck in their rear-view mirror.Wednesday’s 4-0 win at Swansea took them clear of Arsenal’s 14 consecutive victories under Arsene Wenger between February and August 2002.Their 49 points from 17 games is the best-ever start to an English top-flight campaign, bettering the record of Tottenham’s great double-winning side of 1960-61 — when a win was worth just two points.BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce believes the current City side is at the top of the tree.“There have been great teams in the modern era but, in terms of fluent football and as an irresistible force, Manchester City are the best the Premier League has ever seen,” he said.“I’ve never seen a team in all my years play like this.”When asked whether City are one of the best sides we have ever seen, former England captain and TV pundit Alan Shearer agreed.“I don’t think there is any doubt about that, and top players in that team, with hunger and desire to put in a performance week in, week out,” he said. “It has to has to be admired.”Chastened Swansea manager Paul Clement described the pain of watching his side try to compete with Guardiola’s free-flowing team.“At times it was horrible to be on the sideline watching that, seeing my side trying but suffering for long periods,” he said.“They’re not the games that will decide our season but it was hard to watch at times because they were so dominant. For me, one of the best sides I’ve ever come across. So many good athletes, so many intelligent footballers and it’s really hard to pin them down.”Guardiola, who managed a Barcelona side widely regarded as one of the finest club sides in history, is aware of his team’s place in the English game.“In history there were amazing things like Liverpool in the 80s and Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson or Chelsea with Jose Mourinho,” he said. “There were some amazing teams.“But we are the first ones to win 15 in a row. If we win the title it will just be a record and this record will be broken, but of course it will not be easy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City midfielder David Silva (R) celebrates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League match against Swansea City at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are being widely hailed as one of the best sides in Premier League history after they set a stunning new record of 15 straight wins.In its 25-year history, the Premier League has boasted a series of outstanding sides including Manchester United’s treble-winners, Arsenal’s “Invincibles” and Jose Mourinho’s powerful Chelsea side in his first stint at the club.last_img read more

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Telemundo reassigns Villaraigosa’s lover to cover Inland Empire

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TV news anchor Mirthala Salinas, who was suspended without pay for two months after her affair with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa became public, returns to work Monday as a general assignment reporter in the Inland Empire. Salinas has been reassigned from her old job as back-up news anchor for Spanish-language NBC-Telemundo (Channel 52), where she broadcast news of the mayor’s separation from his wife while she was having an affair with him, the station said today. In her new assignment, the Studio City resident will cover the communities of Riverside and San Bernardino, employees were told Monday. Salinas, 35, was among four employees disciplined after a three-week investigation by Telemundo and its parent company NBC Universal. News director Al Corral, who also received a two-month suspension, will be back Monday in his former job as news director. General Manager Manuel Abud was not suspended, but is being reassigned. Ibra Morales, president of the Telemundo Television Stations Division, was reprimanded in the incident. “As we have said, we went through a very rigorous process that led us to the decisions we made a couple of months ago,” said Victor Franco, Telemundo spokesman. “As difficult as it was, we’ve come out stronger and determined more than ever to comply with our ethics guidelines.” last_img read more

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