One player eluded him but Everton boss Roberto Martinez is happy with transfers

first_img Deadline day brought the arrival of Argentinian centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori and winger Aaron Lennon, who has returned permanently after a loan spell, for a combined £12.5million but attempts to bring in a player who could operate in the number 10 role fell flat. But having already signed midfielder Tom Cleverley and former loanee Gerard Deulofeu, young Uruguayan striker Leandro Rodriguez, Barnsley’s Mason Holgate and David Henen, who had been on loan – and having hung onto John Stones despite a transfer request from the defender and three failed bids from Chelsea – Martinez is satisfied with the summer activity. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has declared himself pleased with the club’s transfer business despite not securing one of his primary objectives. Press Association “I feel really pleased about the way in which our business during this transfer window will allow us to carry on with the continuity in our squad and develop some of our young talent while adding some outstanding characters to the football club,” he told evertonfc.com. “Four full senior internationals for England, Argentina and Spain reflect the huge calibre of players we have been able to bring in, with some of those – Gerard Deulofeu and Aaron Lennon – already knowing our dressing room and our home. “They represent a guarantee in terms of settling in well to our club and adding to our squad. “Keeping the main performers of the team that attempted that fourth-place finish in the Premier League two seasons ago and shared in some incredible memories in Europe last season will help us to integrate all of our new signings and to carry on reaching better levels of performance on a consistent basis. “Our Copa Libertadores winner, Ramiro Funes Mori, will add some qualities that are needed in the team, alongside the bright goalscoring talent that Leandro Rodriguez will represent. “On top of that, the window has been very positive for us in being able to bring in more exceptional young talent in the likes of Mason Holgate and David Henen, who represent a really exciting future, along with other talented players we’re developing at our football club.” Martinez, however, will have to do without Cleverley for the foreseeable future as the midfielder sustained ligament damage in a tackle with Tottenham’s Eric Dier on Sunday. “We have mixed feelings because we feared the worst when that challenge happened,” he added. “We thought that it was a fracture and to have a fracture at this stage of the season for Tom would have been devastating because his form has been terrific. “He has got ligament damage and the next step will be to see how long he is going to be out. “It’s an injury we need to try and recover as quickly as we can but clearly it’s good news from when we saw Tom falling to the ground at White Hart Lane.” last_img read more

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Orlando Officer Shot in Head during Pulse Massacre Ordered Back to Work

first_imgThe Orlando police officer who took a bullet to the head during the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack in 2016 is in danger of losing his job. Mike Napolitano hasn’t been back to duty since the attack, and the helmet that saved his life is now on display inside the Orlando Police Department.Officer Napolitano has been out of work since he was shot in the head during the shooting three years ago.He says he received a call yesterday, though, ordering him to return to work or be fired, but he says he has not been cleared to return to duty.Orlando city policy states officers have a time limit to return to duty and Napolitano’s time has run out.He is one of about a half dozen officers who are getting letters notifying them if they don’t come back to full duty, they risk termination. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said that he made sure Napolitano got a heads-up call.Rolon said he understands that the situation is difficult, given the fact that Napolitano was shot by a terrorist, but the city policy applies to all officers.In June 2016, Omar Mateen was shot and killed by Orlando police SWAT team members after making a hole in the back of the Pulse nightclub to rescue hostages. Mateen had already killed 49 people and shot dozens more. Napolitano and others fired and Mateen fired back, hitting Napolitano in his ballistic helmet.The helmet saved his life, but that was just the beginning of what has been a long road for Napolitano.He was offered what is called an alternative duty position. Officers can usually stay there for about a year after that they must return to duty or risk being fired.Napolitano came back for a short time but left again after a doctor said he wasn’t ready for duty.It has been three years, and he still has not been medically cleared or told he was permanently not fit to return.Rolon said he doesn’t think in the end Napolitano will be fired and this could all be worked out. But it has to be done in the next few weeks, or he will be let go.That means he would not be paid until all of this works out, and there is no telling how long that could take.last_img read more

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Police release video evidence, 911 calls in FHP trooper’s death

first_imgAccording to MCSO, detectives believe Reed was upset with the tow bill, so he walked up to Trooper Bullock’s FHP cruiser and shot him in the head.The sheriff’s office said Reed then tried to shoot the tow truck driver, but his gun jammed. The driver was able to run away.The tow truck company called 911 to report that Bullock had been shot, and that the suspect was trying to shoot the tow truck driver.Eventually, an off-duty Riviera Beach police officer, Det. Jemel Headings, was in the southbound lanes of I-95 on his way to work when he noticed the suspicious activity and he made a u-turn to see what was going on. He ended up shooting the suspect.UPDATED: Riviera Beach Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect Who Killed FHP Trooper in Martin Co. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office released video evidence and 911 calls on Friday detailing the moments leading up to the tragic death of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was shot and killed on Interstate 95 in Martin County earlier this month.MCSO: Man who shot and killed FHP trooper identified as Franklin Reed III On February 5th ,Trooper Joseph Bullock, 42, was killed by a man identified as Franklin Reed III. Bullock responded to the scene of a disabled vehicle in the northbound lanes of I-95 near mile marker 107 at aruond 9:15 a.m., according to a timeline of events released.According to the timeline, Bullock made contact with the driver of the disabled vehicle, identified as 28-year-old Franklin Reed III. Reed did not want assistance so the Trooper left the scene.Around an hour later, at 10:12 a.m., Trooper Bullock returned to the scene after Reed’s SUV somehow ended up in a ditch on I-95 and a 911 call was received. In the release, Sheriff Snyder  said Reed committed a retail theft in Palm Bay, Florida the day before. But other than that, he had no documented criminal history.“Our destiny as law enforcement is to go out and help people,” said Sheriff Snyder. “The only way something like this could be avoided really would’ve been for Reed to be a good citizen.” Bullock then calls a towing company and stayed on scene while the tow truck driver assisted Reed.last_img read more

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Federal Appeals Court to Rehear Epstein Victims’ Claims on Plea Deal

first_img“The majority concludes that our court is constrained to leave the victims ‘empty handed,’ and it is up to Congress to ‘amend the [CVRA] to make its intent clear,’ ‘’ Hull wrote. “Not true. The empty result here is only because our court refuses to enforce a federal statute as Congress wrote it. The CVRA is not as impotent as the majority now rewrites it to be.“Given the undisputed facts that the U.S. Attorney’s Office [in Miami] completed its investigation, drafted a 53-page indictment, and negotiated for days with Epstein’s defense team, the office egregiously violated federal law and the victims’ rights by not conferring one minute with them [or their counsel] before striking the final [non-prosecution agreement] deal granting federal immunity to Epstein and his co-conspirators,” Hull concluded.Wild’s petition, which was filed last October, challenged U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra’s decision that she and others were not eligible for any major relief, even though he actually concluded that federal prosecutors violated the rights of Epstein’s victims by not informing them about his non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami.She and another plaintiff, known as Jane Doe 2, wanted Marra to restore the originally planned federal sex-trafficking charges against Epstein, but he refused.Marra said he did not have the authority to order federal prosecutors in South Florida to move forward with charges, even before Epstein’s death.In his September ruling, Marra left open the possibility that certain requests from the victims could be fulfilled.For example, they sought to meet with prosecutors about why the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Florida did not seek a sex trafficking indictment against Epstein 2008, and why the case status was kept secret from them.Epstein was found dead in his New York prison cell last August, as he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. A federal appeals court decided last Friday to reconsider claims that prosecutors in Florida violated the rights of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex abuse victims by not informing them about a secret plea deal.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in Atlanta, vacated a previous panel’s 2-1 decision last April that had rejected an effort to reverse an agreement federal prosecutors made with Epstein in 2008.According to The Miami Herald, it was discovered that former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who resigned from his position last July, cut a deal with Epstein that kept him out of prison when Acosta was a federal prosecutor for the Southern District of Florida.Despite its ruling in April, the three-judge panel had called the South Florida prosecutors’ deal with Epstein “beyond scandalous” and a “national disgrace.”The three judges had rejected Courtney Wild’s petition to convince federal prosecutors in South Florida to charge Epstein on the grounds that the federal officials violated Wild’s and other victims’ rights when they cut a secret deal with him behind their backs. Instead, prosecutors allowed Epstein to plead guilty to solicitation charges in state court in Palm Beach County.“I had confidence this day would come,” Wild said in a statement through her lawyers. “We have fought for 12 years, and as I’ve said before, no matter how many obstacles pile up, we will never give up fighting for what is right.”Her lawyers are vowing to get Epstein’s “secret” plea deal with South Florida prosecutors thrown out.“This is an important ruling for crime victims, not just for Epstein’s victims but all victims of federal crimes,” Wild’s lawyers, Paul Cassell and Brad Edwards, said. “We look forward to arguing before the full Eleventh Circuit that [the] ‘secret’ plea deal violates the Crime Victims’ Rights Act and that this particular deal should be rescinded.”The three-judge appellate panel had previously ruled that since prosecutors never brought charges against Epstein in the federal court in South Florida, his victims were not legally allowed to seek relief under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.“Despite our sympathy for Ms. Wild and others like her, who suffered unspeakable horror at Epstein’s hands, only to be left in the dark — and, so it seems, affirmatively misled — by government lawyers, we find ourselves constrained to deny her petition,” Judge Kevin Newsom wrote in the majority opinion, joined by Judge Gerald Tjoflat.The panel’s decision was then appealed to the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals because of a sharply critical dissent by the third panelist, Judge Frank Hull.MIAMI HERALD: Appeals court to reconsider whether Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal was legal— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 7, 2020last_img read more

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Mourinho, Guardiola to Face off again in League Cup

first_imgMourinho, speaking before the draw had been made, added: “It was difficult, as I was expecting, but we were totally in control for the 35 minutes and then for the last 45 minutes.“It was a difficult match, but overall a positive performance.”Mourinho, who felt that Northampton’s Jak McCourt should have been sent off for a rash challenge on Memphis Depay, did not attend his post-match press conference.United’s victory was a welcome tonic for Mourinho and his team following consecutive losses to Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford.He made nine changes to the side beaten 3-1 at Watford on Sunday, with Chris Smalling and captain Wayne Rooney the only players to keep their places.Rooney started up front, for the first time since last season, and squandered an early opportunity by miscuing from Ashley Young’s cross.United went ahead in the 17th minute after Northampton goalkeeper Adam Smith was penalised for picking up a back-pass.Rooney’s shot from the ensuing free-kick hit the wall, but Carrick swept the rebound into the top-left corner from the edge of the box.Rooney then saw a goal ruled out for offside, but Northampton gave United a scare when Kenji Gorre clipped the bar in the 38th minute and within four minutes the home side were level.After Marcos Rojo, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Morgan Schneiderlin all spurned chances to clear, Daley Blind tripped Sam Hoskins and Alex Revell stroked the resulting penalty past Sergio Romero.Mourinho waited only 10 minutes in the second half before turning to the bench, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rashford replacing Fosu-Mensah and Depay.Herrera gave Northampton a warning with a left-foot shot that struck the post and in the 68th minute he restored United’s lead, slamming home right-footed from Rashford’s lay-off.Another Smith error allowed United to seal victory, the goalkeeper hesitating as a long ball bounced towards him, which allowed Rashford to steal in and lash the ball into the vacant goal.Premier League pace-setters Manchester City made it nine wins from nine games under Guardiola with victory at Swansea.City enjoyed the best of the first half, but it took until four minutes into the second half for Gael Clichy to put them ahead with a deflected shot.Aleix Garcia made the most of a rare start by netting the second from Jesus Navas’s cut-back in the 67th minute before Gylfi Sigurdsson stabbed in a stoppage-time consolation for Swansea.Guardiola gave a first start of the season to captain Vincent Kompany, who underwent thigh surgery in May, but the Belgium centre-back had to go off late on after appearing to injure himself.“The doctors are speaking with him and seeing what’s up,” Guardiola said.“Hopefully, it will not be a big problem. We’re going to wait for the results from the doctors.”Tottenham cruised through after crushing League One Gillingham, with Christian Eriksen scoring twice and Vincent Janssen and Josh Onomah scoring their first goals for the club.Erik Lamela was also on target.West Ham, struggling for form in the Premier League, needed a 96th-minute Dimitri Payet free-kick to edge fourth-tier Accrington Stanley 1-0 at London Stadium.Southampton, Sunderland and Hull City also secured places in the last 16.THE DRAWWest Ham v ChelseaMan Utd v Man CityArsenal v ReadingLiverpool v TottenhamBristol City v Hull CityLeeds Utd v NorwichNewcastle v Preston N’ESouthampton v Sunderland*Matches to be played on October 25-26Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho and his Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola were dealt an English Football League Cup rendezvous after both teams came through their third-round ties on Wednesday night.United won 3-1 at third-tier Northampton Town to ease some of the pressure building on Mourinho following three consecutive defeats, while holders City prevailed 2-1 at Swansea City.Tottenham Hotspur were rewarded with a trip to Liverpool after crushing Gillingham 5-0 and West Ham United will face Chelsea after scraping past fourth-tier Accrington Stanley.“We deserved to win,” Mourinho told Sky Sports after goals from Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and substitute Marcus Rashford took his side into the fourth round.last_img read more

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Kevin Durant rumors tracker: Latest free agency news, projections to sign NBA star

first_imgWith the start of NBA free agency just days away, teams are preparing to pony up and open their wallets to land some of the league’s top talent. One of the crown jewels of the 2019 free agent class is two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowkski is reporting Durant has indeed declined his $31.5 million player option with Golden State for next season, thus ushering in this summer’s biggest sweepstakes. Clippers chasing Kawhi Leonard-Kevin Durant dream scenarioTeam: Los Angeles ClippersRumor: The Clippers have been discussed as big players for one free agent this summer, and it isn’t Durant. Kawhi Leonard is the top target for LA, and it’s been long thought that Leonard would wind up a Clipper come summer’s end.But if recent reports are any indication, it seems Leonard may be considering staying north of the border in Toronto. The Clippers then might shift their sights onto Durant so as to not walk away empty handed. Durant’s Achilles injury reportedly hasn’t waned the interest of several teams, so it looks like he’ll have plenty of options when it comes time to make a decision.Sporting News will keep you up to date on the latest deals, rumors and speculation below.MORE: 2019 free agent rankings | NBA Draft grades for every teamKevin Durant free agency: Tracking the latest news, rumors, predictionsSteph to stop in NY for visit with KDTeam: Golden State WarriorsRumor: Stephen Curry will reportedly make another recruiting pitch to Durant in the Empire State. This time, he’ll join team president and general manager Bob Myers during a stopover for a trip home from Asia. Curry helped to sell KD on the Warriors during the infamous summit in the Hamptons on Long Island in 2016. Reported by: Marcus Thompson (subscription required)Leonard, Durant discuss playing togetherTeam: Los Angeles Clippers or New York KnicksRumor: Leonard and Durant, the two players at the top of SN’s free agent rankings, have reportedly been discussing scenarios that could include teaming up. The Clippers and Knicks are interested in signing both Leonard and Durant, and each team has the necessary cap flexibility to pull it off.Reported by: Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona ShelburneDurant declines player optionTeam: Golden State WarriorsRumor: The Durant sweepstakes have officially begun. It’s being reported that the 10-time All-Star has declined his $31.5 million player option for next season and is now officially an unrestricted free agent.Reported by: Adrian WojnarowskiGolden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman are in New York, evaluating free agency options. So far, process has stayed private.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2019Durant met with Irving about signing with same teamTeam: ???Rumor: Durant reportedly spoke to Irving multiple times about teaming up, once in the Bay Area and again in New York after Durant had surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon. They could have spoken about joining the Knicks, but considering Irving’s ties to the Nets, the most likely potential destination is Brooklyn.Reported by: Ric BucherWarriors considering delayed sign-and-trade option?Team: Golden State WarriorsRumor: While the Warriors have always been considered a player in retaining Durant’s services, a new option is being considered in the wake of his injury. It’s been reported that Golden State could offer Durant a five-year max contract, allowing him to rehab all of next season in the Bay Area, and then work with him to trade him to another team.Reported by: Brian WindhorstDavid Fizdale reveals his pitch to upcoming free agentsTeam: New York KnicksRumor: The Knicks have long been considered the frontrunners to land Durant since the start of the 2018-19 season. New York has cap space to sign two max players, and up until a few weeks ago, the thought was Durant and Kyrie Irving would take their talents to the Big Apple.However, with reports that Irving’s interested in signing with Brooklyn, it seems that possibility is less likely.Nets considered frontrunner to land DurantTeam: Brooklyn NetsRumor: As mentioned earlier, the Nets are reportedly the favorites to sign Irving, and it’s been rumored Durant might join him. Brooklyn recently traded Allen Crabbe’s expiring contract to Atlanta in order to clear cap space to sign two max players.Reported by: Brian Windhorstlast_img read more

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PBA: Phoenix fends off Alaska in pre-season match

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kia beats depleted San Miguel Beer in preseason MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I expected [Alaska to comeback] because we still have to many breakdowns and we still do things that we shouldn’t too,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. “We’re still in adjustment period.”Phoenix led, 82-71, after a floater by LA Revilla with 2:39 remaining that capped the Fuel Masters’ 11-0 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Aces kept fighting and pulled to within two, 87-85, after Jeron Teng hit a three and Abel Galliguez followed it up with two more 3-pointers with nine ticks left.The Fuel Masters, however, inbounded the ball to their best free throw shooting in Wright to put the game out of reach. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phoenix held off Alaska, 89-85, in the preseason Tuesday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.Matthew Wright buried two free throws with six seconds left to slam the door on the Aces’ comeback bid.Wright led the Fuel Masters with 17 points on top of four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Veteran swingman Jeff Chan (rest) did not play after suiting up in Phoenix’s 95-91 loss to Rain or Shine on Monday while big men Justine Chua and Joseph Eriobu combined for 21 points and 16 rebounds.Jason Perkins, Phoenix’s fourth overall pick in the draft two months ago, scored nine points off the bench.His former La Salle teammate Teng, who was the fifth pick, also had nine points for Alaska. Perkins and Teng won two UAAP championships together in 2013 and 2016.Aces star Calvin Abueva had game-highs 22 points and 10 rebounds despite logging only 21 minutes off the bench. JVee Casio, Sonny Thoss and Ping Exciminiano didn’t play for Alaska.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Elections for Judiciary & Defense C’ttees Today

first_imgSenators of the 4th Session of the 53rd Legislature will go to the polls today to elect chairpersons of the committees on Judiciary, Claims, Petitions, and Human Rights; and that of Defense, Intelligence, and Security & Veteran Affairs.Two new Senators, Cllr Varney Gboto Nabie Sherman (Grand Cape Mount) and Cllr. Steven H. Jorgbor Zargo (Lofa) are favored by bookmakers for the coveted posts.During the close of last Thursday’s sitting, the Pro Tempore announced that Senators interested in contesting for the two vacancies should apply in writing by the deadline yesterday February 23.The two positions became vacant following the resignation of Senator Joseph Nagbe from the committee on Judiciary to run for the post of President Pro Tempore. His decision was in line with guidelines for the Pro Tempore election which stated that candidates chairing statutory committees shall resign before contesting.The position for the Committee on Defense was last Thursday declared vacant after its Chair, Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson made a surprise announcement that he was resigning to vie for one of the two posts allotted for Senate representation at the ECOWAS Parliament.  The other post was won by Montserrado County Senator, former football legend George Manneh Weah.Last Thursday, the Senate elected chairpersons of four Statutory (Leadership) Committees of the Senate, and three representatives to international bodies.Montserrado Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif was voted in to replace ousted Margibi County Senator Clarice Alhpa Jah as Chair of the Committee on Executive. Prior to her election Thursday, Senator Doe-Sherif chaired the committee on Transport.  The much loaded Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget went to Grand Cape Mount Senator Edward Boakai Dagoseh, who defeated Grand Gedeh County Senator G. Alphonso Gaye. The two once worked at the Ministry of Finance.Prior to Thursday’s elections, Senator Dagoseh chaired the committee on Public Accounts and Audits while Senator Gaye chaired the Committee on Public Corporations.Another important position within the leadership hierarchy is that of Committee on Rules, Order and Administration which was once chaired by former Bomi County Senator Lahai G. Lansanah, but was last Thursday won by Lofa County Senator George Tamba Tengbeh, who had chaired the standing committee on Maritime.Interestingly, the Committee on Maritime now appears empty as the co-chair and other members were either defeated during the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Elections as the case with Senators Joyce Musu Freeman-Sumo, Clarice Jah and Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan, or John Whitfield, who passed away, and Senators Frederick Cherue and Cletus S. Wotorson who have retired.Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee, former chair on Social Security, Pension and Insurance, has now been elected to chair the Committee on Internal Affairs, Governance and Reconciliation.Meanwhile, a staunch member of the ‘Majority Bloc’ in the Senate has declared that Cllr. Sherman is the candidate who his group will ensure wins the Committee on Judiciary.Bong County Senator Henry Willie Yallah allayed fears that his bloc’s overwhelming victories to chair all the important committees will cause a division in the Senate. On the contrary, Yallah said the heads of those committees will ensure that effective work is done to help bring integrity to the Senate.The next task of Pro Tempore Armah Jallah is the appointment of chairs of standing committees.  That process he said is already underway and will continue on Wednesday.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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Nandlall warns of contempt of court proceedings against AG

first_img– owed over $2M for cases won Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has warned that contempt of court proceedings will be filed against his successor, Basil Williams, even as the Judicial Review Act continues to languish despite a court order.Nandlall made this pronouncement in his recent writings, in which he slammed Williams for dragging his feet to implement a law that would give ordinary citizens the power to review court rulings against them.AG Basil Williams“That in 2018, the AG is resisting the implementation of a modern Judicial Review Act, unanimously passed by our Parliament since 2010, is an outstanding testimony to the authoritarian mentality of (the) entire Government. Hitherto the Act, Guyana’s judicial review law and procedure is over a century old. The prerogative writs procedure, which still obtains in Guyana, was abolished in England before World War II and replaced with a Judicial Review Act.”Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George“It is common knowledge that I wrote the AG to bring the Act into force when the Civil Procedure Rules were promulgated. He refused. The Guyana Bar Association’s similar request was also refused. The Guyana Bar Association’s similar request was also refused. In my own name, I launched proceedings compelling the AG to bring the Act into force. Rather than complying, he defended the proceedings.”The former AG also noted that the Judicial Review Act would allow for compensation to be paid to persons. And Nandlall made it clear that the AG’s appeal of the ruling forcing him to implement the Act does not give Government the right to drag its foot on the matter.“While the application for the stay of execution is dismissed, the appeal remains pending. However an appeal does not operate as a stay of the judgement appealed against. And if the violation continues, contempt of court proceedings will be launched,” Nandlall warned.Besides this, Nandlall reminded that the court’s 15-page ruling had awarded costs against the Attorney General in the sum of $150,000. According to Nandlall, this brings the sum the AG’s Chambers owes his office in excess of $2 million in court awarded costs for cases he won and Williams lost.In Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George’s ruling in June, she had ordered the AG to enforce the Judicial Review Act (JRA) by July 31, 2018, when she ruled on the legal action brought against the State by former Attorney General Anil Nandlall.In its response to the ruling, the Bar Association had said the implementation of the Act remedies a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rules of 2016, which contain procedures contemplating remedies under the Act.“In the absence of this Act, litigation in this vital area of the law has been stymied and fraught with a number of procedural hurdles, some of which were laid bare in the recent Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ruling in the case of the Medical Council of Guyana vs Jose Ocampo Trueba, CCJ Appeal No 2018/001, where the Honourable Court declared that prerogative remedies were no longer available in Guyana,” a statement from the Council had detailed.The legal body further outlined that it had previously raised the matter of the implementation of the Act at a meeting with Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams during a July 22, 2017 meeting, and then again by way of letter dated November 15, 2017, requesting the urgent implementation of the Judicial Review Act.“The implementation of the Judicial Review Act is of vital importance to good public administration in a democratic society, allowing citizens ample remedies against the State, and levelling the playing field. The Bar Council looks forward to the speedy implementation of the Act,” the statement noted.The National Assembly had passed the Bill, and it was assented to by then President Bharrat Jagdeo in 2010. However, it was never operationalised.Last year, Nandlall moved to the court to have the following issues addressed: a) Whether the Minister had discretion to bring into force the Judicial Review Act after the promulgation of Civil Procedure Rules; b) Whether the Minister had a duty to issue the order to bring into force the JRA; 3) and whether the court can compel the Minister to fulfil his duty.In December 2017, Chief Justice George had granted an Order Rue Nisi of Mandamus, directing the Attorney General to show cause why the said Order Nisi should not be made absolute.After reviewing all the affidavits files by both sides, and legal arguments, Chief Justice George made the Order Rule Nisi absolute, and directed the Legal Affairs Minister to bring the Judicial Review Act into force.The court also ordered Williams to pay to the applicant $100,000 in costs.AG Williams has since appealed the High Court decision.last_img read more

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‘He’ll be world class sooner rather than later’ – Chelsea fans delighted by huge news

first_imgChelsea announced on Wednesday morning that Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract.Ampadu, the Wales midfielder, has put pen to paper just days after 18th birthday. He’s already played for both Chelsea’s first-team and the senior Wales side, starring against the Republic of Ireland in his competitive debut earlier this month. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Great news!!Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea #CFC— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) September 19, 2018 SORRY REVEALED latest The future’s bright, the future’s Ampadu. #Chelsea pic.twitter.com/8RJmkx88JO— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) September 19, 2018 Excellent. And Ampadu already exceptionally cool and mature enough not to need to spend them on Championship loans. https://t.co/xOgENdzX0R— Roderick Cooper #FBPE (@TheRodCooper) September 19, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Congratulations Ethan Ampadu on signing a five year contract at Chelsea his certainly got a bright future with us the guy is certainly talented and has got potential to become the next big thing it will be interesting to see how he does against PAOK tomorrow in the Europa League. https://t.co/k1MerAiMFM— JayTBrown (@sampinziche) September 19, 2018 silverware Ampadu signing a 5 year deal is great news for @ChelseaFC. Plays like a 25 year old at 18. Can only imagine what he will be like e years from now if we give him game time.#CFC #UTC— Sarrismo (@chelskiboys) September 19, 2018 He already appears to have the talent required to perform at the highest level, though consistency and inexperience are issues due to his youth, and Ampadu should be afforded opportunities this season in the Europa League and the domestic cups; he was pictured as part of the squad Maurizio Sarri is taking to Greece for Thursday’s clash against PAOK.The teenager is already something of a favourite amongst the Chelsea faithful, despite playing just seven times for the Blues, and fans took to Twitter to show their delight at the confirmation of Ampadu’s new contract. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? revealed good to see “Ethan Ampadu” sign a new 5-year contract……the talent stays at the bridge— Maynard (@iamderricks) September 19, 2018 Most read in Premier League gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Ampadu committing his future is brilliant news. Anyone can see he is going to be world class and probably sooner rather than later.— Gus Mears (@gusmears1905) September 19, 2018 Congratulations, @ethanamp4! 👏Head to the Chelsea app to hear exclusively from the young Blue himself! https://t.co/QmZkmocGxt— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 19, 2018There are high hopes Ampadu will end Chelsea’s dreadful record of integrating youth players into their first-team, even if he cannot be entirely called a Chelsea youth product as he arrived at Stamford Bridge from Exeter in the summer of 2017. At least five more years of Ethan Ampadu at Chelsea, his growth has already been fantastic. I can easily see him making the first team within the next two years. Unreal talent with great potential along with CHO.— Mod (@CFCMod_) September 19, 2018 Ampadu signs a new 5yr contract.#CFC pic.twitter.com/WtTeI404FV— #10 (@BlueLionTweets) September 19, 2018 predicted Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Ampadu has signed a 5 year deal, God is Great pic.twitter.com/IM1HerPufE— El Jordinho (@MyGuyRudi) September 19, 2018 Ethan Ampadu signs a new 5 year deal which will keep him at Chelsea until 2023! The 18 year old has immense potential and fantastic job to tie him down for the future. Ummm, @ChelseaFC can we expect a similar deal for Hazard too?😅 #CFC— EADF_Chelsea (@ChelseaEadf) September 19, 2018 changes tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings last_img read more

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