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No need for house-to-house registration…as Govt Commissioners display reluctance to update old voters’ list…Chairman saw legal opinion before list expired…Commissioner describes opinion as “water under the bridge”Discussions on the legal opinion offered by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM’s) legal officer of the need to update the voters’ list are being pushed aside even as the possible need for early elections loom larger by the day.At the conclusion of GECOM’s statutory meeting on Tuesday, Government-nominated Commissioner Vincent Alexander informed the media that the legal opinion is, in fact, “water under the bridge”.GECOM Legal Officer Excellence Dazzell“For all intents and purposes, we are not discussing the substance of that opinion at this time…the substance of the opinion, as described in the meeting, is, in a sense, water under the bridge,” Alexander said, citing the current no-confidence cases before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).But according to Opposition-nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj, there has been a marked reluctance from the Government-nominated Commissioners – Vincent Alexander, Charles Corbin and Desmond Trotman – to even contemplate updating the old list, as advised by the legal officer and urged by the Opposition-nominated Commissioners for some time.“There has been a refusal by the full Commission, particularly a majority of the Commission, to take any steps to refresh that list outside of house-to-house registration. You recall my earlier complaints in relation to the decision of three members of the Commission and the Chairman, in relation to dealing with that issue,” Gunraj said.GECOM Commissioner Sase GunrajHe added: “And the secretariat seems hell-bent on conducting this house-to-house registration, when there is no list present in effect and when there is need to have a list, as is mandated by law.”Gunraj pointed out that GECOM’s Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, acknowledged seeing the legal opinion of GECOM’s legal officer, Excellence Dazzell, before April 30, when the old voters’ list expired.“The Chairman has said that he has seen that opinion…at some time prior to the expiry of the list, sometime in April before April 30. He has acknowledged that he has received and perused that report prior…It is because of the acquiescence of the Chairman that that report was presented to the full Commission,” Gunraj said.Last week Tuesday, Dazzell’s legal opinion was tabled at a statutory meeting of GECOM. In the opinion, she set out that “based on [election laws], the list must be updated bi-annually by adding persons who are now qualified to be registered, to that list and those who are no longer qualified to be registered, to be taken off that list”.This runs counter to the arguments made by the Government-nominated Commissioners on GECOM that a new list was required through house-to-house registration. In fact, a United Kingdom (UK)-based Guyanese has gone to the courts over the exercise, arguing that if it goes forward, she will be disenfranchised. In fact, the Opposition has contended that many more will be in the same predicament.
The new study, appearing in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association, was led by the Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. The Cochrane organization is a respected international network that does systematic reviews of scientific evidence on health interventions. For the new report on antioxidants, the researchers first analyzed 68 studies involving 232,606 people and found no significant effect on mortality – good or bad – linked to taking antioxidants. When they eliminated the lower-quality studies and looked only at the most trustworthy ones, they actually found a higher risk of death for people taking vitamin pills and supplements: 4 percent for those taking vitamin E, 7 percent for beta carotene and 16 percent for vitamin A. CHICAGO – Antioxidant supplements taken by tens of millions of people around the world won’t lead to a longer life, according to an analysis of dozens of studies that adds to evidence questioning the value of the popular products. The review of separate studies on thousands of people found no long-life benefit from supplements of vitamins A, E and C, beta carotene and selenium. However, some experts said it’s too early to toss out all vitamin pills – or the possibility that they may have some health benefits. Others said the study supports the theory that antioxidants work best when they are consumed in food rather than pills. In North America and Europe, an estimated 80 million to 160 million people – about 10 percent to 20 percent of adults – take antioxidant supplements, the study’s authors said. And last year, Americans spent $2.3 billion on nutritional supplements and vitamin pills at grocery stores, drugstores and retail outlets, excluding Wal-Mart, according to Information Resources Inc., which tracks sales. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Juventus have offered Southampton the chance to swap Graziano Pelle for Simone Zaza.Pelle is expected to leave St. Mary’s this summer after falling out of favour with manager Ronald Koeman and he is keen on returning to Italy.Zaza, meanwhile, is also hungry to get out of Turin after making just 19 league appearances last season.As a result, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus have contacted Southampton to see if they would be interested in a swap deal.The Italian champions are ready to hand over Zaza in exchange for Pelle – provided Saints chuck in an extra £3m.If Southampton reject Juve’s proposal then the Italian club are ready to sell Zaza anyway, with Watford and West Ham interested. 1 Simone Zaza has only made 19 appearances for Juve this season
He’s one of the country’s top chefs and he’s joining Donegal Daily to give you all the best recipes and tips around the kitchen.Chef Brian McDermott will bring our readers tips and recipes every Friday.Brian McDermott doesn’t just think about food, he thinks about how it should be cooked so we get the maximum benefit.That’s why the Moville man is one of the most sought-after chefs from everyone from RTE’s Afternoon Show to countless radio shows across the airwaves. And now every Friday you can log on to Donegal Daily to get a simple yet wholesome recipe straight from Brian’s kitchen.DONEGAL DAILY’S FEELGOOD FRIDAY DISH This dish is so simple to make and it’s a real winner. My one-pot comfort style of food that appeals to the whole family. It’s healthy and nutritious. Give it a go and this recipe will become a firm favourite in your house I promise. Recipe: Lamb & Barley Hot Pot Serves: 6Ingredients:600g Diced Lamb2 Small Onions Diced2 Sticks Celery thinly sliced2 Carrots Diced 2 Parsnips Diced3 Cloves Garlic2 Bay Leaves2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme 100g Barley4 Medium PotatoesFresh Ground Pepper1 Table Spoon Rapeseed Oil500ml Vegetable StockFresh ParsleyMethod:Preheat Oven 170 °CCook the barley in boiling water for approx. 25 minutes. Drain and leave aside.Heat a casserole dish, add the oil and lightly colour the diced lamb. Add the garlic, onion, bay leaf and thyme then sweat for minutes on lower heat.Season with pepper and add the carrots, parsnips and celery and continue to cook for further minutes. Add the cooked barley followed by the warm stock.Cover with a lid & simmer for approx. 40 minutes or until lamb is tender.While lamb is cooking peel and thinly slice the potatoes. Pan fry potatoes in rapeseed oil turning all the time. Season with pepper and fresh thyme.Arrange slices of potatoes on top of lamb and place in oven for 15 minutes.Brian’s Top Tip:Make using leftover cooked lamb from your Sunday roast or try replacing lamb with beef and add some GuinnessBrian on the Afternoon Show!Brian gives Daithi a few tips (not that he needs them!)Cookery School – Brian has his own Cookery School here in Donegal attracting clients from all corners of Ireland. http://www.thenosaltchef.com/#/cookery-school/His own Kitchen Studio – Brian has invested 100K in a purpose built Kitchen Studio in Moville to produce HD Video and multimedia content to ensure he remains innovative to meet the demand for smart phone and tablet content.Food Festivals – Brian headlines all the major festivals and events nationally. Brian is also MC for numerous events.Brian is now on a par with Irelands Top Chefs See Video Content and gallery at http://www.thenosaltchef.com/#/demonstrations/RTE’S ‘NO SALT CHEF’ BRIAN McDERMOTT JOINS THE DONEGAL DAILY TEAM was last modified: February 6th, 2015 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:Brian McDermottchefdonegalNo Salt ChefrecipesTips
SANTA FE SPRINGS – They are sweet as soda pop but pack a kick that is definitely not for kids. A recent proliferation of sweet-tasting, often carbonated drinks laced with alcohol, which critics dub “alcopops,” was the subject of a state Senate committee hearing Friday in Santa Fe Springs. The hearing also put a spotlight on how advertisers market the fruity beverages to appeal to younger drinkers. “I’m absolutely outraged by what the alcohol industry is doing to our kids,” said state Sen. Liz Figueroa, who headed up the hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Children, which Figueroa chairs. Figueroa has authored SB 1180, which aims to regulate the way certain alcoholic beverages are marketed. It would stiffen penalties against advertisers whose ads appear to encourage under-age drinking. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Calling alcopops “gateway” drinks, Figueroa, D-Fremont, said teenagers, including girls as young as 13, often are introduced to liquor after trying the sweet, fruit-flavored drinks. While alcopops have been available for years, liquor advertisers and marketers are increasingly aiming at younger audiences, said Didra Brown Taylor, a UCLA researcher. She noted, for example, the growing practice of placing non-alcoholic energy drinks near the beer and wine cooler racks in stores. Some energy drinks’ labels are even designed to look like alcoholic drinks, Brown Taylor said. Worse, she added, are alcohol-flavored lip balms and even bourbon-soaked sunflower seeds – products that are legal to sell to minors. Other spirits producers try to mask alcohol content by burying it deep within the list of ingredients, she said. “These things are slipping into stores, and unless someone brings it to our attention, we don’t know what our kids are consuming,” she added. Marcus Ruth, 20, of Altadena, who also testified at Friday’s hearing, said it’s “not that hard” to buy alcohol, even when he was younger. Alcopops were a favorite, he said. “They’re like sodas. You can gobble them down like they’re nothing,” Ruth said. “The bright colors make it look tasty and fruity.” But after losing several friends in alcohol-related traffic collisions during high school, Ruth said he now wants to help spread awareness among parents and teens about alcopops. The American Medical Association studied underage drinking and found that teen and pre-teen girls consumed alcopops more than any other type of liquor-based beverage. Among teens who are current drinkers, about 71 percent of eighth-grade through high school seniors reported drinking alcopops in the last month. Albert Melena, executive director of the San Fernando Partnership, an anti-alcohol group, told the hearing panel that underage drinkers spend about $10.6 billion on alcohol products every year. He blames advertisers, saying spirits producers push the envelope when it comes to linking their products to images of young, hip consumers. “It’s not funny, it’s not sexy. It’s destroying our young people and, ultimately, it’s killing them,” Melena said. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware He told talkSPORT: “It’s hard for the players because they constantly get a barrage of ‘too many games and ‘Europa’ – they looked a little bit flat today.“All the outside noise just took an edge off our performance today and it did a little bit against Watford.”Jeff Hendrick had cancelled out a stunning goal from Jean Michael Seri when when Mitrovic struck with two headers in two minutes.James Tarkowski pulled one back for Burnley but Schurrle’s late strike ensured Dyche’s side were left empty-handed. gameday ALTERED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights The games keep coming for Burnley, who have a mountain to climb in the second-leg of their Europa League qualifying tie against Olympiakos on Thursday, and Dyche conceded they may lack the tools for such a demanding schedule.He added: “We’ve got the obvious challenge of numbers. We didn’t get as many players in the market as we wanted to. We knew we needed more and that’s been clear. They’re facts, not excuses.“There is a constant feeling that the message is: ‘too many games’, and it is a lot of games.“There is a lot of travelling as well. But that’s where you’ve got to be mentally tough.“It is new to them, it’s a new challenge for all of us – the recovery periods, the fact we’ve got another big game coming. It’s how we take on that challenge.“But we are lacking numbers at the minute and that’s making it more of a challenge.” Burnley manager Sean Dyche called on his players to be mentally tough amid suggestions they will struggle with extra Europa League games.The Clarets lost 4-2 to Fulham just three days after a 3-1 loss away at Olympiakos in Greece, and Dyche admitted the ‘noise’ surrounding his team’s involvement in Europe affected his team’s performance at Craven Cottage. 2 Jeff Hendrick shows his frustration at full-time possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact Mitrovic piled misery on Burnley Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 2 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Planning Commission has recommended denial. “The commission felt this was a larger policy issue that the board should be addressing,” said Meneses, adding the project would require changing the Rowland Heights community plan, which designates that plot as open space. Many residents at the neighboring gated community of Ridgemoor strongly oppose the development, saying it will increase traffic and impact hillside views. Street access to the proposed development would be through the community. Sabrina Lee of the Ridgemoor Homeowners Association said residents were not informed of the possible development when they bought their homes. “On the Rowland Heights general plan, that space is designated as open space. Not a transitional open space, just open space, period.” Mike Lewis, consultant for EPAC, said the proposal includes a number of community benefits.The parcel is now a private ranch with no trails or public access, he said. “If we are allowed to proceed with our plan, 30 acres will be used for housing, and the balance will be dedicated to a park agency, with trails and public access and parking,” he said, adding EPAC will pay for maintenance. He also said the developer will clean up the equestrian stables that have been operating illegally for years. In addition, the developer has committed $500,000 to the Rowland Unified School District, including money for music programs and the district’s endowment fund, he said. Lewis maintains the original contract only dedicated 140 acres as open space. “Our view is this is really unfinished business that’s been pending for five years. Now it’s time to get it resolved.” Mike Popovec, president of the Rowland Heights Coordinating Council, which represents residents’ concerns, said he was frustrated at the apparent lack of respect for the community general plan, which was created in 1981 and approved by the Board of Supervisors. Popovec called the developer’s promises of money to the school district an underhanded way to curry favor with the community. “The whole point of the matter is that property was deeded over as open space as mitigation for higher density housing. Now, they’re trying to reclaim it and build more housing. This is not fair, and it sets a dangerous precedent not only for Rowland Heights, but for all of Los Angeles County.” — Shirley Hsu can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306, or my e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROWLAND HEIGHTS — – When the county’s Regional Planning Commission last September denied a developer’s request to build homes on 170 acres of open space, many residents breathed a sigh of relief. But now the issue is back in the spotlight, with developer EPAC planning to appeal the commission’s denial to the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Many residents have strongly opposed the proposed 55-lot development, saying it violates a 20-year-old deal in which the developer agreed to preserve the plot as open space to gain approval to build 265 homes on adjacent property. The Board of Supervisors may decide to reject the appeal or send the application back to the Planning Commission for reconsideration, said Frank Meneses of the county’s Regional Planning Department, adding the supervisors cannot outright approve it because it has been modified from the original plan and a final environmental impact report has not been finished.
Pic: Brid SweeneyBRID SWEENEY was in Croke Park for Donegal Daily the Sunday before last.As Jim McGuinness left, he stopped for one more interview with RTE Radio.This is her pic… PICTURE: JIM’S LAST INTERVIEW AS MANAGER was last modified: October 4th, 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:BRID SWEENEYJim McGuinness
The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men’s national association football teams.It was the first for which teams had to qualify to take part. Thirty-two nations entered the competition, and after qualification, 16 teams participated in the finals tournament. Reigning champions Uruguay refused to participate due to the fact just four European teams had accepted their invitation to the 1930 tournament.Italy won the World Cup 1934 on home soil (Photos by Agencies)Sources claim that the tournament was marred by corruption and considerable outside interference by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who used the tournament as a propaganda tool for fascism.The group stage used in the first World Cup was discarded in favor of a straight knockout tournament. If a match was tied after ninety minutes, then thirty minutes of extra time were played. If the score was still tied after extra time, the match was replayed the next day.All eight first round matches kicked off at the same time. Hosts and favorites Italy won handsomely, defeating the USA 7–1. Internal disputes meant Argentina’s squad for the tournament did not contain a single member of the team which had reached the final in 1930. Against Sweden, Argentina twice took the lead, but two goals by Sven Jonasson and Knut Kroon gave Sweden a 3–2 victory. Fellow South Americans Brazil also suffered an early exit. Spain beat them comfortably; 3–1 the final score. For the only time in World Cup history, the last eight consisted entirely of European teams – Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. All four non-European teams who made the journey to Italy were eliminated after one match.In the quarter-finals, the first replayed match in World Cup history took place, when Italy and Spain drew 1–1 after extra time. The match was played in a highly aggressive manner with several players of both sides injured: rough play injured the Spanish goalkeeper Ricardo Zamora in the first match, leaving him unable to participate in the replay, while on the other side even rougher play by Spaniards broke the leg of the Italian Mario Pizziolo who would not play in the national team again. Italy won the replay 1–0, their play so physical that at least three Spaniards had to depart the field with injuries. Italy then went on to beat Austria in the semi-finals by the same score. Meanwhile, Czechoslovakia secured their place in the final by beating Germany 3–1.The Stadium of the National Fascist Party was the venue for the final. With 80 minutes played, the Czechoslovaks led 1–0. The Italians managed to score before the final whistle, and then added another goal in extra time to be crowned World Cup winners.Italy’s total of three goals conceded in five matches was a record low for a team winning the World Cup. It was matched by England in 1966 (who played six matches) and Brazil in 1994 (who played seven), but was not surpassed until 1998 when France won the World Cup conceding only two goals over seven games, a record later matched by Italy in 2006 and Spain in 2010.Czechoslovakia’s Old?ich Nejedlý was the top scorer of the tournament with five goals while Ernesto Antonio Belis of Argentina scored the tournament’s opening goal.Old?ich Nejedlý of Czechslovakia was the top score of the tournamentComments