The Natural Resources Ministry (MNRE) has said it is disappointed with what seems to be a “reneging” by all parties concerned on the terms and understanding of the mediation process on mining in the Marudi Mountain area of Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), which came into being in 2016.The MNRE’s Director of Compliance, Derrick Lawrence, speaking on the issue yesterday, said the MNRE met last week with the parties – the Romanex Mining Company, Rupununi Miners Association, and eight South Rupununi Indigenous communities – but was disappointed with what seems to be “new positions coming from the parties, who appear not to want to act in good faith.”According to Lawrence, the MNRE believes that Romanex can do more to accommodate the small miners, and the Rupununi Miners Association should abide by the mediated agreement and take up lands set aside for them, as agreed. The company believes the South Rupununi Indigenous communities should not present any new positions after the agreement was inked, such as their new position that there should be no mining conducted in the area.“It appears that persons are attempting to derail the mediation agreement to which all parties had committed, had endorsed, and (had) celebrated. This deviation seems driven by knowledge of the number of resources in the area,” Lawrence is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.He said the MNRE has assured there are enough resources in the area to provide for all the parties engaged, if good sense prevails; and still believes that mediation is the best way forward in resolving the issue.The MNRE’s concern comes months after it was forced to call on miners to respect the Marudi Agreement.Back in April 2016, the Government, through Minister Raphael Trotman, had intervened in a standoff between small miners from the Marudi Mountain area, representatives of Indigenous communities, and Romanex Guyana Exploration Limited, and had facilitated a historic mediation process with the help of Major-General (Rtd.) Joseph Singh.The mediation resulted in all parties signing the ‘Mediation of the Marudi Mountain Dispute Agreement’, which would guide future engagements to finalise a solution.
… legal opinion recommends special unit revise objectivesThe proposed bill legislating the State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) is not only dangerous and disingenuous in its current construct but it has been found to be in violation of numerous sections of Guyana’s supreme law – the Constitution – and there has since been a call made for a halt of further consultation until Government can more clearly outline its desired objectives.This is according to a legal opinion sought by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that has reviewed the Bill and has since also recommend that Government set up a small team, “possessing and having access to relevant skills and expertise, to consider how best to achieve the objectives.”SARA head, Professor Clive ThomasIt was suggested that, “In this regard, Hong Kong adopted an informed model, including a study and publication done in Hong Kong in 2006, entitled Civil Forfeiture for Hong Kong? A Discussion Paper of the Hong Kong Civil Forfeiture Project.”The PSC’s legal team has since also suggested that the State use existing mechanisms, including the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Double Taxation Treaties (Canada, UK and Caricom) and the Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the USA, to pursue suspected acts of illicit enrichment misfeasance and other violations using both the civil and criminal avenues.UnconstitutionalOn the matter of aspects of the SARA Bill being unconstitutional, the PSC’s legal opinion sought to point to the fact that Article 187 of the Constitution of Guyana confers on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) “exclusive powers to institute, undertake and discontinue criminal proceedings against any person before any court.”It was pointed out that the Constitution provides that in the exercise of these powers, the Director shall be subject to the direction or control of no other person or authority.The mandatory requirements proposed in the SARA Bill, however, seeks to direct the DPP to inform the Director of any criminal investigation or criminal proceeding involving State property which may become subject to forfeiture, confiscation or civil recovery.The PSC’s lawyers have since concluded that this provision seems to be in violation of the Constitution.Another of the requirements the SARA Bill seeks to impose on the DPP is the disclosure of information relating to any unlawful conduct, tax or financial impropriety of any person.The lawyers have since said that this too “seems similarly unconstitutional.”Proposals in the SARA Bill that seeks to give directives to the Commissioner of Police are also being described as contrary to the Constitution.It was found that one of the mandatory requirementsof the SARA Bill is that the Commissioner of Police inform the Director of any criminal investigation or criminal proceeding involving State property which may become subject to forfeiture, confiscation or civil recovery.It was observed that this provision “seems to remove any exercise of judgment in connection with investigations being carried by the Police.”It was suggested that when all the powers and functions of the SARA Director are taken as a whole, together with the status of corporation sole, the Director has more powers and is subject to fewer restrictions, than the Commissioner of Police, the Commissioner General and the Director of Public Prosecutions.Pointing to many of the concerns with the application of the Bill as proposed by Government, the legal opinion sought by the PSC said “the model for the SARA Bill is an extreme form of asset forfeiture in which the presumption of innocence is at least, reversed.”It further charges that the bill, if enacted into law, will empower the Director to include, as part of the civil recovery application, “property, other than State property.”In fact, according to the legal opinion sought by the PSC, while the draft legislation proposes to deal with the recovery of State assets, there is no actual definition for State asset in the bill neither is there a definition for State Property – another term used liberally throughout the proposed piece of legislation.On the matter of the far reaching powers of the SARA Director, the PSC’s legal opinion has actually called some “frightening.”Under the proposed law, the Director can do “anything” which he considers appropriate, incidental to the discharge of his function.This effectively means that the “Director can assume functions of Commissioner General, the Commissioner of Police as well as the Director of Public Prosecutions.”According to the legal opinion sought, “most frighteningly, the Director can actually contract out the power, functions, and duties conferred on him.” The PSC’s legal opinion had observed too that the Bill contains some striking similarities with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 of the UK – that Act has been a major failure and has been effectively abolished.It was concluded that the Bill is seriously and conceptually flawed and it appears that the drafter was not sufficiently familiar with Guyana’s Constitution, its statutes and certain applicable legal principles.“The powers given to a single person, with no reporting obligation other than an annual report to the National Assembly, free to conduct any operation he chooses and the manner in which the operation is executed, with the power to delegate his almost limitless powers to any person, makes for a very dangerous scenario.”The legal opinion also found that there are overlaps with several main pieces of legislation and functions and that the possibility of Special Organised Crime Unit, other investigative branches of the Police, SARA and the DPP engaging in simultaneous exercises is real.
Huddersfield Town’s 0-0 draw with Southampton meant United went two points clear at the summit, although West Bromwich Albion will join them on nine points if they beat Stoke City on Sunday.“I think we played very well,” United manager Jose Mourinho told BT Sport. “The result was open at 0-0. The ‘blue wall’ was very well organised and I always give credit for that. They defended very well.“If I have to choose a word to describe my team, I would have to say ‘solid’.”Earlier, Raheem Sterling scored a dramatic 97th-minute winner to earn Manchester City a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth, but was then sent off after receiving a second yellow card for over-celebrating.Manchester City’s midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) gestures to English referee Mike Dean after he receives a second yellow card for going into the crowd in celebrating during the English Premier League football match against Bournemouth August 26, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKIn keeping with their opening 4-0 wins over West Ham United and Swansea City, United dominated the first half against Leicester at Old Trafford, with Juan Mata seeing a goal ruled out for a narrow offside.Schmeichel, son of United goalkeeping great Peter, pushed aside Lukaku’s 53rd-minute penalty after Danny Simpson had been penalised for handball.Mourinho turned to Rashford and three minutes after coming on the 19-year-old broke the deadlock in the 70th minute, volleying in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner.Fellaini added a second goal eight minutes from time by nudging in a cross from fellow substitute Jesse Lingard.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was left scratching his head after Sterling’s dismissal at Bournemouth.Sterling celebrated his deflected winning goal by throwing himself into the jubilantly celebrating away end and was given his marching orders by referee Mike Dean.“You can imagine how happy he is, how happy the fans are,” Guardiola said. “If you cannot celebrate with the fans, the best solution is not to invite the fans.”– Newcastle up and running –Guardiola’s side fell behind in the 13th minute at the Vitality Stadium courtesy of a sensational strike from wide on the left by Bournemouth left-back Charlie Daniels that crashed in off the crossbar.David Silva teed up Gabriel Jesus to equalise eight minutes later and after both sides had hit the post, Sterling claimed the winner.Manchester City’s striker Gabriel Jesus (R) celebrates with Manchester City’s midfielder Raheem Sterling after scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match against Bournemouth on August 26, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKThe five minutes of stoppage time indicated by the fourth official had already elapsed when Danilo crossed from the right and Sterling beat Asmir Begovic via a sizeable deflection off Andrew Surman.Accompanied by his team-mates, Sterling tore off in celebration and threw himself into the arms of the City fans at the front of the away section, only to then be dismissed by Dean.After the game, a Bournemouth steward complained to police that he had been struck by Sergio Aguero, who had come on as a substitute, during the celebrations.City were reportedly confident Aguero had no case to answer.“Winning in the last minute is always special,” said Guardiola, who had seen Sterling score a late equaliser in Monday’s 1-1 draw at home to Everton.“It was a tough game. It is always complicated against Bournemouth. We tried, our finishing was not good, but we are there.”Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United got off the mark at the third attempt after goals from new signing Joselu, Ciaran Clark and Aleksandar Mitrovic secured a 3-0 home win over West Ham, who remain without a point.Frank de Boer is still waiting for his first point — and goal — as Crystal Palace manager after a 2-0 loss at home to Swansea, who prevailed through goals from Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew.Watford’s Miguel Britos was sent off for an awful studs-up foul on Anthony Knockaert in a 0-0 draw against Brighton at Vicarage Road.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s striker Marcus Rashford (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against Leicester City August 26, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLondon, United Kingdom, Aug 26 – Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored as Manchester United continued their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by beating Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday.Leicester threatened to frustrate United when Kasper Schmeichel saved a penalty by Romelu Lukaku early in the second half, but the hosts’ pressure told in the last 20 minutes.
“We knew this day would come, we tried to delay it as much as possible but it couldn’t be today,” said Sergio Busquets after the match.“The good thing is that we have the second leg to try to mount a comeback. We are lucky to have that game at home, and we will have to win whatever happens.”In a match of few chances Barca’s penalty, which came after a foul on Sergi Roberto, looked to be the decisive moment for the away side, but Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez dived superbly to his left to push Messi’s powerful shot wide.Navarro then came close to giving the hosts the lead in the 83rd minute with a dipping free-kick that forced an excellent save from Jasper Cillessen, before five minutes later setting up the goal that gave Espanyol their first win over Barcelona in nearly nine years.“This victory is important for the history of the club and to break down all those walls,” said Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores.“It was telling how long ago it had been since we’d won against Barcelona, now the counter is back zero and we’re immensely happy about that.”Atletico Madrid’s forward Diego Costa (L) shoots against Sevilla’s goalkeeper Sergio Rico Gonzalez on January 17, 2018 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU– Atletico stunned –Diego Costa’s third goal in four matches wasn’t enough for Atletico Madrid as Sevilla twice scored late to stun their hosts 2-1 in the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano.Costa struck for dominant Atletico on his first appearance since being sent off for wildly celebrating his last goal, in a 2-0 league win against Getafe, this one a superb first-time shot past Sevilla keeper Sergio Rico after the ball ricocheted to him in the 73rd minute.However Sevilla grabbed a hugely fortunate and barely deserved equaliser seven minutes later when a speculative cross deflected off Atletico defender Lucas Hernandez and was then inexplicably pushed into his own net by keeper Miguel Angel Moya.New Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella sealed his third win since arriving in Spain — all of coming them in the cup — with a much better goal two minutes from time, Joaquin Correa racing on to Wissam Ben Yedder’s knock-on and tucking a fine finish past Moya.Valencia came close to being shocked at their Mestalla stadium by Alaves, who are languishing in 17th place in La Liga and are just two points above the relegation zone, but Goncalo Guedes and Rodrigo scored in nine second-half minutes to overturn Ruben Sobrino’s 66th-minute opener for the away side.Struggling Real Madrid and their under-fire boss Zinedine Zidane travel to Leganes on Thursday hoping to banish all talk of a crisis at the domestic and European champions after the weekend’s shock home defeat to Villarreal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi reacts during the Spanish “Copa del Rey” quarter-final first leg football match against Espanyol January 17, 2018 © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, Jan 17 – Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday.Oscar Melendo slotted home a neat finish with two minutes remaining of a temperamental derby cup tie, racing onto Marc Navarro’s low cross to punish Messi for missing a 62nd-minute penalty and send the home crowd into raptures.
Alan Irvine admitted he is uncertain over his future as manager of West Bromwich Albion, after his side suffered their seventh defeat in nine Premier League matches with a 2-0 loss against Stoke City.Mame Diouf’s second-half brace for Stoke – aided by two deflections – was enough to sweep aside the Baggies who slip to 16th in the table, just one point above the relegation zone, ahead of their trip to high-flying West Ham United on New Year’s Day.“The players have got character, I wouldn’t question that,” said Irvine. “They’re a good group of players but obviously, in the circumstances, it is extremely difficult for them and they’re extremely disappointed as you would expect.He added: “Obviously it’s a really difficult game [against West Ham], going to a place where they’re very good. They’ve been in great form for some time now and are in a great position in the league so it’s a really tough one for us.When asked whether he thinks he will be in charge for the match against the Hammers, Irvine said: “I don’t know. I hope so but I’m certainly going in tomorrow to start working on West Ham.”
1 Thierry Henry Thierry Henry has taken the first step towards becoming a future Arsenal manager by coaching the club’s youth team.The Gunners legend is currently doing his coaching badges and has been given the opportunity by manager Arsene Wenger to work with the club’s academy.Henry has been tipped as a long-term replacement for his fellow Frenchman and Wenger believes working with the youngsters will play an integral part in his development. Wenger said: “Thierry Henry has been working with the under-18s. He discovers what the job is about and you have to go through that process if you want to one day coach or manage a football team.“You have to learn the job first and he is doing his license now. That’s the best way to do it.“The job of a player is centred on you and the job of a coach is centred on others. You forget about you and focus on how you can help people.“It demands a psychological and mental transformation,” Wenger added, speaking in the club’s matchday programme. “It also demands thinking about how you can get what you know available to other people in the most simplistic way.”
As Donegal’s young people continue to flock to foreign shores, donegaldaily.com reporter Marie Duffy presents the second of a series of interviews speaking to those who are creating a new life abroad. Eddie Mc Daid is 30 and from St Johnston, but currently living in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco.Having studied commerce in NUI Galway, and completed a masters in the prestigious Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in UCD, Eddie found himself highly qualified but unable to secure a job. “I did apply for some positions in Ireland, but the availability of attractive positions was limited and the quality and quantity of candidates unprecedented”, he said.“The Irish economy was struggling and the allure of recession-proof Silicon Valley was hard to resist.”Eddie’s first choice was to work in Ireland, however, he was quickly snapped up by a firm in the prestigious Silicon Valley which is the technology capital of the world.“I am a program manager in charge of operations at the Irish Innovation Center (IIC) in downtown San Jose. The IIC is the Silicon Valley’s launching pad for Irish Technology companies. We provide an environment for like-minded entrepreneurs to gain access to venture firms, bankers, customers, suppliers and employees that will enable their companies to grow and flourish.” He believes it is a huge mistake to allow Ireland’s graduates to emigrate abroad for work.“It is a terrible pity we are exporting many of our country’s youngest, brightest and most educated abroad. Education, investment in job creation and the integration of our educated citizens into the Irish economy is vital”, he said.“We have had investment in education during the boom but little was offered to develop career building within our country.”In order to climb out of the recession Eddie believes Ireland must market itself as the technology capital of Europe.“We must try to actively position ourselves as the technology capital of Europe, we have many of the elements required to do this and that has been demonstrated by the presence of many leading technology firms in Ireland, we must now market our country accordingly- promoting our strengths and identifying and addressing our weaknesses. One thing Eddie does not miss about Ireland is the weather.“I am happy to replace rain, clouds and cold with sun, blue skies and the beach. I like that myself and my colleagues can take lunch and sit outside cafes and restaurants in the fresh air. I like that the sun always wakes you up in the morning, making it so much easier to get up.”“I also like engaging and exchanging ideas with people from various cultures. I like being part of a large urban community that offers all the big city benefits but only being a short drive from the beach. “Despite enjoying his life in San Francisco, Eddie sorely misses his friends and family from home. “I miss the relaxed pace and the unique, quite sarcastic and accommodating character that can only be found in Ireland.”But what I miss most about home is family and friends. I miss Donegal where I’m from, and Galway where I went to university.”DONEGAL ABROAD: LETTER FROM…..SAN FRANCISCO was last modified: June 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegalsan franciscoSt Johnston
The Donegal MTB Club is a group of Mountain Bikers aiming to promote the sport in Co.Donegal.We are an official club affiliated to Cycling Ireland. We strongly welcome Mountain Bikers of all disciplines and levels to join our club so that is why we hold an Open Day every year.This year the Open day will be held tomorrow, Sunday 26th June at the Gartan Outdoor Center. This is an informal meet and it gives a chance for bikers/potential bikers throughout the county to meet up and discuss various biking subjects such as Trails in Donegal. If you don’t have a bike but are interested in seeing what Mountain Biking is all about, then please get in contact with us through our website or call out to Gartan and we will try to arrange a bike for everyone on the day.The day starts with a skills session at 13:00 where tips will be given by some members of the club and then a cycle out around the Glenveagh area at 13:30 followed by a BBQ back at Gartan afterwards. For more information on the club, please check out our website at www.donegalmtb.com.Looking forward to hearing from you!DO YOU HAVE A SPORT OR INTEREST YOU WANT TO PROMOTE IN COUNTY DONEGAL? SIMPLY EMAIL US ON INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM. IT WON’T COST YOU A CENT! ON YER BIKE! SUPER SUNDAY GARTAN MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY was last modified: June 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegaldaily.comgartanmountain bike
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “That loss didn’t sit very well with us,” May said. “It was a pretty big loss.” Both teams have big-name standouts – Valencia quarterback Michael Herrick, running back Shane Vereen and cornerback/punter Michael Robotham; Notre Dame quarterback/safety Garrett Green, running back Rodney Glass and kicker Kai Forbath – and the forecast is a potential classic. “We have to got to play a lot better than last year,” said first-year Valencia coach Larry Muir, the Vikings’ offensive coordinator last season. “Notre Dame is a quality team and a quality program. But last year was last year. This year is completely different.” Herrick, who is closing in on the state career passing-yardage record, is off to a torrid start. The Mississippi-bound senior has thrown for 1,260 yards – with three 300-yard performances in four games – and has accounted for nine touchdowns. Vereen has rushed for 519 yards, caught 19 passes and has scored 10 TDs. Glass has rushed for 608 yards, caught six passes and scored 11 TDs. Green has completed just five passes because of a thumb injury but has remained a defensive starter. His replacement at quarterback, sophomore Dayne Crist, has passed for 362 yards and two TDs. VALENCIA – High school football games don’t get much better than this. Valencia visits Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks tonight in a showdown of two of the Southland’s elite programs. The Daily News has Notre Dame ranked No. 1 and Valencia No. 2. In Southern Section rankings, Notre Dame is No. 1 in Div. III, and Valencia is No. 2 (behind national power Mission Viejo) in Div. II. Notre Dame is third and Valencia seventh in Cal-Hi Sports’ state rankings. “We’re looking forward to this game quite a bit, because Notre Dame is a pretty good team,” Vikings defensive lineman T.J. May said. “We think it’s going to be a pretty good matchup. We’ve just got to go out and prove ourselves and just play our best.” There’s plenty of history between the teams. Valencia knocked Notre Dame out of the playoffs in 1999, and the Knights followed with victories in 2003 and 2004. Valencia’s 33-3 loss last year was particularly disappointing – the game was televised and Valencia had entered averaging 41.8 points per game. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 email@example.com NO. 1 vs. NO. 2 No. 2 Valencia is 1-2 all-time against top-ranked Notre Dame. Previous matchups: 2004 Notre Dame 33, Valencia 3: In a televised matchup, Valencia’s Michael Herrick passed for just 188 yards with two interceptions, and Valencia failed to score a touchdown after entering averaging 41.7 points per game. Notre Dame scored on its first seven possessions, and Kai Forbath kicked four field goals, one a 52-yarder. 2003 Notre Dame 24, Valencia 23: Herrick scored on a 1-yard run with three seconds remaining, but his ensuing two-point conversion pass sailed over the head of Chris Wright at Notre Dame. Valencia was hoping for its fourth fourth-quarter comeback of the young season. “We had it in the bag,” Herrick said. “I let the team down. We should have done it again.” 1999 Valencia 26, Notre Dame 21: Kyle Bauer passed for 237 yards and four touchdowns – with three second-half TDs to Stephen Stokes – to carry Valencia in a Southern Section Div. III quarterfinal at Canyon High. Valencia’s Manuel White rushed for 57 yards to push his career total to 6,374, surpassing former Notre Dame standout Justin Fargas as the area’s all-time leading rusher. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
It’s hard to believe it with the sounds of lawnmowers and people eating ice-cream.Snow is set to hit Donegal in the coming days.But Met Eireann are saying that snow could hit Donegal tomorrow or Monday.The national forecaster is predicting that temperatures are to plunge over Ulster with flurries of sleet and snow likely in places. Daytime temperatures will only reach between 7-9C degrees on Monday – a far cry from the high teens enjoyed over the past two weeks.A Met Eireann spokesman said “Monday currently looks like being the coldest day with temperatures only reaching 7 to 9 degrees at best and feeling even colder in the wind.“It will certainly be a far cry from the great weather enjoyed over the past week.”SNOW WAY – DONEGAL SET TO SHIVER WITH PLUNGING TEMPERATURES! was last modified: April 26th, 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:donegalfreezingMet Eireannsnow