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Traducing the rule of law

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first_imgAslew of activities by the PNC-led Government of our country following the last general elections raises the question once again as to what are principles by which we shall be governed? We had assumed that the question had long been settled: the overriding principle would be the Rule of Law – the notion that we would be governed by laws and not by men.While we may have had many problems with colonial rule, we assumed unanimity in our acceptance on the Rule of Law. But we may be too optimistic. Take the instance in the public domain right now: the claim by the Government that the lease the prior government issued to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) is fatally defective on several legal grounds it enumerated. The CJRC, on the other hand, has rejected that claim and countered with contra legal citations. Under the principle of the Rule of Law, the Government should have moved to the courts rather than sending workers from the Ministry of the Presidency to change locks. In the courts, the dispute would be considered under the ambit of the laws of the land and under the principle of equity and a judgement would be handed down.But instead, there’re all kinds of inflammatory statements issued, protest marches staged and ultimatums launched. And all of this from the Executive that is in charge of the State. It is no wonder we have remained lumped as “Third World” and by definition, “Third Rate”. We in Guyana want to live like the “developed” countries; we demand the trappings and titles of the “First World” – but we do not have the fortitude to stand on the bedrock that has made those countries into havens of stability – the Rule of Law.What is this Rule of Law and in what way is it being transgressed today? In modern parlance, the essential characteristic of the Rule of Law is: the supremacy of law, which means that all persons (individuals and institutions) are subject to law; a concept of justice which emphasises interpersonal adjudication, law based on standards and the importance of procedures; restrictions on the exercise of discretionary power; the doctrine of judicial precedent; the common law methodology; legislation should be prospective and not retrospective; an independent judiciary; the exercise by Parliament of the legislative power and restrictions on exercise of legislative power by the Executive and last, but not least, an underlying moral basis for all law.In the matter that is roiling the nation, let us consider the element of the Rule of Law in our parliamentary system. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land and even the Judiciary, Executive and the Legislature must operate within its strictures. In Guyana, however, there is a stubborn streak inherited from the departed colonial power of the Executive holding itself above the law – and therefore the Constitution.What is playing out in Guyana is the insistence of the Executive to pursue its own notion of “justice” by bypassing the recourse to adjudication by the courts. In pursuing this misguided course, it risks bringing down the whole edifice of the Rule of Law so painstakingly won in the last two centuries following the abolition of slavery.This challenge to the Rule of Law illustrates the stubborn refusal by the Executive to accept that justice requires that the better interest should prevail but that does not mean that there is no merit in the inferior interest. There is merit (and possibly demerit) on both sides. Whether there may be flaws or not in the lease for Red House, for instance, surely the Executive would not deny that the CJRC has some rights to secure the papers of a former president of the republic. They have to leave it to the courts to ascertain which side has the better right.The elements in the Government’s counter protests refused to accept there might be other interests existing much less “better interests”.last_img read more

Manchester City 1/2 to break Chelsea’s Premier League goal record – Coral DD

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first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Manchester City have made a stunning start to the season and have scored 29 goals in their opening eight Premier League games.They are two points clear at the top after the 7-2 victory over Stoke on Saturday and Pep Guardiola’s men are 4/9 to win the title, while it is just 1/2 they break Chelsea’s record of 103 goals in a Premier League season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Liverpool go top of the Premier League after tearing through Arsenal at Anfield

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first_img AFP or licensors 3 Job done for Salah and Van Dijk A ruthless Liverpool gave Arsenal a lesson in prolificacy as they secured a 3-1 win at Anfield on Saturday.Mohamed Salah, with a penalty and a superbly-taken individual effort, made it three for the campaign after Joel Matip’s first league goal in 11 months broke the deadlock just before half-time, with substitute Lucas Torreira scoring a consolation five minutes from the end. Started by Adrian to Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho then flicked forward an inviting ball allowing Salah to skip past Luiz with embarrassing ease 40 yards out and run into the penalty area before cushioning a shot inside the far post with his left foot.From that point it was an exercise in damage-limitation for the visitors, with Emery’s first change being to send on combative midfielder Torreira for the anonymous playmaker Ceballos.Lacazette, scorer of 19 goals last season and one in one match this, was not introduced until the 81st minute – and even then it was Torreira who eventually found the net, drilling home a loose ball 15 yards out. Having won all three of their games this season, Liverpool top the Premier League table, while a first defeat for Arsenal leaves them second.The game had started at a frenetic pace, with the hosts setting a high tempo which penned Arsenal back in the final third. Within 80 seconds Andy Robertson had fizzed a ball across the six-yard area which Roberto Firmino only narrowly missed.Unai Emery’s tactics were to defend deep with eight men behind the ball in an attempt to draw their opponents in before trying to release the explosive pace of £72million summer signing Nicolas Pepe, given a full debut at the expense of Alexandre Lacazette.However, a flaw in the plan was that the Gunners never looked comfortable in possession in and around their own penalty area and regularly fell foul of Liverpool’s high press.The worst example was when Dani Cebellos, pinned in near his own corner flag, cleared the ball straight to Sadio Mane 15 yards out only for the Senegal international to shoot straight at Bernd Leno.But the more Liverpool pressed the more Arsenal were presented with opportunities, with Pepe having three chances and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang one. 3 3 Getty Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his second of the afternoon Reds goalkeeper Adrian, fresh from his miskicking error which cost them a goal at Southampton last week, came out of his area to clear but only found Aubameyang who lobbed the ball back past the far post.Pepe’s best chance came when Jordan Henderson’s mistake on the halfway line allowed the Ivory Coast international to run past Robertson but in a one-one-one with Adrian he shot straight at the goalkeeper.It meant the game was far more open than the statistics of Liverpool’s supposed dominance – they had 14 shots in the first half – suggested.But the incessant pressure on Arsenal’s defence began to tell and after Salah held off Granit Xhaka to cleverly turn and fire wide, the breakthough came.From a corner Trent Alexander-Arnold finally found his range and Matip benefited from the space created by Virgil Van Dijk’s tangle with Matteo Guendouzi to power home a 41st-minute header.Mane should have done better with his header in injury time but if the interval was a period for Arsenal to clear their heads, no-one told David Luiz who, in a moment of madness four minutes after the break, tugged on Salah’s shirt.The Egypt international confidently dispatched the penalty and added a second by brilliantly converting a three-pass move which eliminated most of the opposition. AFP Salah was insatiable at Anfield and Arsenal could not contain him last_img read more

PostRank Filters Your Info Overload for Popularity

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first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#Publishing Services#RSS & Feeds#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts AideRSS, the marvelous service that filters items in any RSS feed for popularity with readers, has spun out its core technology PostRank as an Application Programing Interface (API) for integration into any other application. We love a good API here at RWW and hope to see some really interesting uses of this one.PostRank looks at every item that comes through an RSS feed and scores it on a scale of 1 through 10 based on the number of comments it’s received, inbound links, saves to del.cio.us, times it’s been Tweeted and Dugg. The excitement comes in when the service delivers a filtered feed of just the 15% “most popular” items in that feed. It’s a great way to pay casual attention to prolific feeds when you just want to see its own highlights. Smaller blogs can still score high by getting an unusually high number of comments, etc. relative to the other posts in their feed.Today the company is rolling out a slew of performance enhancements and new metrics including clickthroughs from its extensions, bookmarks in Ma.gnolia and mentions on microblogging service Pownce.The company also rolled out a dedicated page for its very handy Google Reader extension – GReader users should check this one out.We use AideRSS here at RWW every day and can’t say enough about this simple but powerfully useful tool. We’ve written about it numerous times, including in the following particularly popular posts:Want That Post to Go Popular? Here’s the Best and Worst Times to Post ItWhat’s Next on the Web: A ReadWriteWeb Toolkit for 2008How to Find the Weirdest Stuff on the InternetComparing Six Ways to Find Top Blogs in Any NicheTen Common Objections to Social Media Adoption and How You Can RespondSeven Tips for Making the Most of Your Feed ReaderWhy Gen Y is Going to Change the WebFive Ways You Can Fall in Love With Tagging AgainAn Ode to RSS On RSS Appreciation DayWhy Online “Noise” is Good for YouIt’s true, we love AideRSS. It’s just so incredibly useful we can’t get over it. We wish the algorithm for determining popularity was more transparent and we hope that today’s performance enhancements make a big difference – but we love it none the less. We’d love to see the folks at AideRSS connect with the good people at Gnip, a social media pinging service plus that we wrote about here.The prospect of AideRSS’s PostRank being rolled into other applications around the web is an exciting one. In what contexts would you like to see just the most popular items in an RSS feed? last_img read more

Australia has conquered AIDS, but not HIV

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first_imgAustralia’s AIDS epidemic is over, and the country could virtually eliminate HIV infections by 2020, according to an announcement released today by a team of researchers and community experts ahead of the 21st International AIDS Conference, set to begin next Sunday in Durban, South Africa.“The AIDS public health threat has morphed into an HIV prevention challenge,” says medical epidemiologist Andrew Grulich, head of the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, which leads Australia’s national surveillance of HIV/AIDS and is based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney.Grulich adds that Australia “compares favorably” to a handful of countries such as Denmark that have reined in HIV infections and effectively eliminated AIDS deaths. A paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases last May reported that the HIV infection rate among Danish gay men is only 0.14% a year, or one in 700. That rate approaches the one per 1000 incidence rate the World Health Organization has set as the threshold for eventually eliminating the HIV epidemic. Although 1000 Australians are diagnosed with HIV every year, effective and accessible therapies mean that few people progress to AIDS, according to the announcement from Grulich and his colleagues at five organizations. 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Consequently, they are calling for a long-term strategy to stop HIV from spreading. That strategy must target “vulnerable communities,” including women, isolated gay men, and non-English speakers, says Cipri Martinez, president of NAPWHA in Sydney.Though welcoming the end of the “AIDS epidemic,” UNSW social policy expert Susan Kippax cautions that the “HIV epidemic” is not over. She adds that over the past decade HIV diagnoses have increased 13%. “We need to be careful about our language,” she argues. Many people do not distinguish between HIV and AIDS, and may incorrectly believe that prevention is no longer critical, she says.Still, Kippax agrees with Grulich and company that the near zero AIDS diagnoses is the culmination of a 33-year response spanning science, medicine, and community outreach that began soon after HIV arrived in Australia. They also attribute the decline of AIDS to the nation’s universal health care system, which provides affordable, effective, and well-tolerated treatments for HIV infection.Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—medication taken daily to prevent HIV infection—has also been particularly significant, says Peter Doherty Institute Director Sharon Lewin, an infectious diseases physician in Melbourne, Australia. PrEP has been approved for use in Australia, and is being made available in trials in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. PrEP is currently being considered for funding under Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, which subsidizes medicines for the general public.last_img read more

IOC confident 2020 Tokyo Games will not be tainted by doping

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first_imgMOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Despite the ban, Russian officials still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete in South Korea.Coates also spoke about the need for Tokyo organizers to cut costs for the games.The IOC is seeking to make the games more affordable as part of President Thomas Bach’s “Agenda 2020” reforms. In a bid to cut costs, Tokyo organizers have moved several events to existing facilities in neighboring prefectures.Coates said the final budget for Tokyo — which is projected at $12 billion — can be sliced by another $1 billion, a reduction that was relayed to the organizing committee during the previous project review in October.A second version of the budget is set to be released later this month.“There’s something like 900 major contracts involved in delivering the games,” Coates said. “So there is a lot of procurement that is taking place and we have to make sure that procurement is at competitive prices.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Approximately 2 1/2 years away from Tokyo’s second Olympics, Coates said he is pleased with the progress organizers have made with the building of venues despite some initial delays on the new national stadium.“It’s not an area that I have any concern,” Coates said. “You are making all your deadlines in construction and I see no reason why in a country as sophisticated that won’t continue to be the case.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates, left, speaks with Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori during a joint press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO — The International Olympic Committee expects Japan to lead the way against doping when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.IOC vice president John Coates said Wednesday that Japan had “one of the finest records” in the world when it comes to the fight against doping.ADVERTISEMENT “You’ve got legislation with the parliament to further strengthen your anti-doping regime so I don’t think you need to hold any fears about the anti-doping environment that the organizing committee, Japan sports and the government will provide,” Coates said on the final day of a three-day evaluation of Tokyo’s preparations.Coates said Japanese organizers have fulfilled their obligations to provide anti-doping at the highest level with an accredited laboratory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We can’t be relaxed but you’ve certainly laid the groundwork for many, many years for an anti-doping system for the Tokyo Games that will be of the highest integrity,” said Coates, who chairs the 2020 coordination commission.Coates’ comments come after the IOC ruled last week that all Russians must compete under the Olympic flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games following accusations of a state-sponsored doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Games. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Malditas save PH from shutout Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021last_img read more

Derby boss Frank Lampard eyes special return to Chelsea

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first_imgDerby boss Frank Lampard is relishing his first return to Chelsea as a manager in the League Cup on Wednesday after dumping Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United out in the previous round. Lampard is considered to be one of Chelsea’s best-ever players after scoring a club-record 211 goals and winning 11 major trophies between 2001 and 2014, including the Champions League in 2012 and three Premier League titles. “It’s a special draw for me to be able to go back and see people behind the scenes and 40,000-plus friends in the stadium,” said the 40-year-old ahead of the fourth-round clash at Stamford Bridge. “I’m more emotional as I have gotten older, I think. These things catch you. Because you realise, in my life, how important Chelsea was and what I owe for that in terms of thanks.” Lampard is enjoying life at Derby, who are sixth in the second-tier Championship, just four points off top spot. “This (Derby) is my working home now and I have a great affiliation with this club already. I’m working hard to try to do something good here, and I love it here. “But I can’t forget 13 years of my career. It was a very special time for me, I was lucky to be part of such a strong era at the club. So it will be a very special night for me to be back there and to feel that atmosphere once again.” Derby head into the contest having made it through the previous round with a shock triumph on penalties against United, managed by Mourinho, Lampard’s former manager at Chelsea. Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola, who played with Lampard at Stamford Bridge, described his former teammate as a “legend of the club”. “I think you can understand when somebody has a future in this (managerial) position because to succeed as a coach you really need the ability to spend a lot of time thinking over things,” said the Italian. “Frank has always had this ability. “As a player he had a lot of physicality and technicality, but he spent a lot of energy on football, on and off the pitch.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoeverlast_img read more

Steve O’Keefe akin to reliable Korean car: Monty Panesar

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first_imgIn motoring parlance, Australia spinner Steve O’Keefe is more reliable Korean car than prestige vehicle but his “happy” mental state makes him a great addition to the team garage, according to former England bowler Monty Panesar.Recalled for just his fifth Test since his 2014 debut against Pakistan, O’Keefe took 12 wickets in the series-opening defeat of India, the biggest haul ever by a visiting spinner.CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEOFellow left-arm spinner Panesar, who hopes to restore his own stalled international career, was hired by Cricket Australia to work with the team’s spinners before the tour and he saw enough in 32-year-old O’Keefe to feel he could play a big role.”When I first saw him, he asked me: ‘what do you think of my spin bowling?’ I said to him, ‘you’re like a Hyundai i30″, Luton-born Panesar told Reuters in an interview on Monday. (Also read: India frugal with praise for Pune tormentor Steve O’Keefe)”‘You’re very much unassuming. You’re reliable. You get from A to B and you get the job done’.”I remember telling (the team management) before they left for India, I said ‘I feel like O’Keefe will have the most impact’.”That was my judgement and sometimes these things happen in cricket.” (Also read: Steve O’Keefe surprised by India’s batting collapse in Pune Test)Panesar played the last of his 50 Tests at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during England’s 5-0 humiliation in the 2013/14 series but he returned Down Under last year to play grade cricket for Sydney club Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts.advertisementHe faced O’Keefe in a match against Manly-Warringah last month and lasted only three balls before becoming one of the Australian’s nine victims in the first innings. (Also read: Steve O’Keefe beats India in their own game)O’Keefe had pulled out of the domestic ‘Big Bash’ Twenty20 competition to play more red-ball cricket in the leadup to the India tour and Panesar was impressed with his application.”We had a chat at the game and I had an opportunity to look at his bowling,” the 34-year-old said.OFF-FIELD ISSUES”He very much sets up batsmen and looks to get them out. He’s an intelligent cricketer. He knows his limitations but he’s happy.”That’s what I was surprised by. He’s just happy with what he’s got and he just tries to make the best of that. He doesn’t try to be anyone else. He tries to be the best O’Keefe he can be.”Forty-five tests separate the left-armers, but O’Keefe and Panesar have shared a similar battle to overcome sceptics about their abilities and also survived brushes with indiscipline off-field.When playing for county side Sussex in 2013, Panesar infamously urinated on a nightclub’s doormen and was fined by police for being drunk and disorderly.O’Keefe was fined by his cricket board last August for a drunken incident involving security staff at a Sydney hotel soon after returning home injured from Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka.Also watch:last_img read more

Australia thrash Pakistan by 9 wickets in T20 tri-series

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first_imgWorld No. 1 T20 team Pakistan succumbed to a nine-wicket loss to Australia in a Twenty20 tri-series match on Monday.Fast bowler Billy Stanlake claimed four wickets and captain Aaron Finch blazed his way to an unbeaten half-century as Australia crushed Pakistan by nine wickets in a Pakistan, which thumped Zimbabwe by 74 runs in the opening game on Sunday, was stunned by Stanlake’s early burst of 4-8 and was dismissed for 116.Earlier, Finch opted to field after winning the toss and Stanlake blew away the top order before Andrew Tye finished off the tail with 3-38. Shadab Khan top-scored with 29 as Pakistan top order batsmen crumbled against Stanlake’s pace and bounce.Finch then led Australia to 117-1 in 10.5 overs by smashing six 6s and four 4s in an unbeaten 68 off 33 balls.Australia have beaten Pakistan by nine wickets in the second match of the Tri series in Zimbabwe! Billy Stanlake’s amazing 4/8 helped restrict Pakistan to 116, before Finch’s devastating 68 from 33 saw the Aussies home! #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/PHnpb1kCPOICC (@ICC) July 2, 2018″We had a disappointing tour of the UK. It’s great for us to get a nice start in the series,” Stanlake said, referring to Australia’s six defeats against England in last month’s five one-day internationals and one-off T20.”My role is to be aggressive up front and take wickets in the powerplay.”Finch picked up three slip catches as Pakistan was reduced to 24-4.”The tone the bowlers set with the ball on a pretty good wicket was fantastic,” Finch said. “We’ve been putting in plans, it did not come off in England, (but) it was a pretty polished performance here.”advertisementPakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed said his team’s torrid start was tough to overcome.”The toss is very important, if you lose too many wickets in the first six overs, you can’t survive in the match,” he said. “Credit to Stanlake, he bowled with pace and bounce.”Australia takes on Zimbabwe in the next match on Tuesday.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

7 hours ago​Djenepo returns to Southampton training

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first_img​Djenepo returns to Southampton trainingby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton star Moussa Djenepo is back in training.The Mali international has been out since he suffered a hip injury against Sheffield United last month.But he has now recovered from the problem and is training with the first team.But his manager Ralph Hasenhuttl does not think he will be making an imminent return to the matchday squad.Hasenhuttl told reporters: “I am sorry to say but it’s still the same.”We cannot count on Moussa or Cedric or [Will] Smallbone.”Moussa is back training with the team but for a game, it’s too early.”I see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I hope in one or two weeks we can count on him again.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more