FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, TJ Dillashaw reacts after a flyweight mixed martial arts championship bout against Henry Cejudo at UFC Fight Night in New York. Dillashaw has surrendered the UFC 135-pound championship because of an “adverse finding” in his last drug test. Dillashaw posted on social media that he would give up the belt after he was informed by the New York State Athletic Commission and the United States Anti-Doping Agency of the results of his test leading up to his last fight in January. Dillashaw suffered first-round loss to Henry Cejudo and failed to become a two-division champion. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)LAS VEGAS— TJ Dillashaw has surrendered the UFC 135-pound championship because of an “adverse finding” in his last drug test.Dillashaw posted on social media that he would give up the belt after he was informed by the New York State Athletic Commission and the United States Anti-Doping Agency of the results of his test leading up to his last fight in January. Dillashaw suffered first-round loss to Henry Cejudo and failed to become a two-division champion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “While words can’t even begin to express how disappointed I am at this time, please know that I’m working with my team to understand what has occurred and how to resolve this situation as quickly as possible,” Dillashaw said. “Out of fairness and respect to the rest of the division, I’ve informed the UFC that I’ll be voluntarily relinquishing my title while I deal with this matter.”A spokesman with the New York commission said Wednesday that Dillashaw was fined $10,000 and suspended for one year for drug use, but declined to give further details.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 33-year-old Dillashaw (16-4) had cut 10 pounds of weight to fight Cejudo. Dillashaw used a program devised by a triathlete math professor and performance specialist to cut some serious weight in his attempt to hold championships in two weight classes.He’s a two-time bantamweight champion and won the title for a second time when he defeated Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217 in November 2017. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Damian Lillard unleashes 33 as Blazers beat struggling Mavericks Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption
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After 5 yearsFive years after a notice of appeal was filed in the Appeal Court of Guyana, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has refused an application by the Blairmont Rice Investment Inc for special leave to appeal to the CCJ in its appeal against Kayman Sankar Company Ltd, Kayman Sankar Investment Ltd, and Beni Sankar.The Court of Appeal of Guyana was on Thursday ordered to notify the CCJ of the hearing date no later than December 21, 2017. The CCJ has determined that with the time which has elapsed, the substantive appeal “needs to be heard as expeditiously as possible.”According to the court’s determination, the dispute between the parties originated when “Blairmont entered into three agreements where the respondents sold them land, equipment and buildings in December 2006”. CCJ observed that Blairmont made an initial payment towards the purchase, and entered into possession. The court further explained it was agreed that the remaining amount would be paid in portions at half-yearly intervals.“There was a term in the agreements that the respondents had the right to repossess the properties if Blairmont failed to make the required payments. When it failed to make those payments, the respondents purported to terminate the agreements, and filed a claim in the High Court of Guyana on 4 April 2011 in order to obtain a declaration that they had terminated the agreements and to recover possession of the properties,” a section of a release by CCJ noted on Thursday.The CCJ also observed that in a motion filed in the Court of Appeal of Guyana on February 9, 2017, Blairmont, the applicant, alleged that it sought an order for the matter to be returned to the High Court of Guyana for retrial, because in its view, “the trial judge had failed to provide written reasons for his decisions before retiring from office”.According to the Caribbean Court, in its application, the company alleged that the Court of Appeal of Guyana “had refused its request, and instead ordered that the Record of Appeal be settled and that the appeal should proceed.In refusing the application for special leave, the CCJ ordered that the hearing to determine Blairmont’s substantive appeal was deemed fit for urgent hearing by Guyana’s Court of Appeal.”The CCJ further said it “rejected Blairmont’s application for special leave because they did not seek an order for retrial in the motion filed on 9 February 2017, but actually sought to progress Blairmont’s substantive appeal by having the Court of Appeal hear the appeal in the light of the availability of the pleadings, exhibits, affidavits, the trial judge’s notes of evidence, and his detailed order, despite the absence of any written reasons for his decision.”The applicant’s Notice of Appeal was filed on April 17, 2012 and the matter is yet to be concluded. The CCJ therefore awarded basic costs to the respondent. Since the appeal case was filed, Kayman Sankar passed away some three ago; Beni Sankar is his son.
…infrastructural works in progressCoordinator for the Public Infrastructure Minsitry’s Works Services Group, Geoffrey Vaughn is urging motorists to proceed with caution at the intersection of Vlissengen/Carifesta Avenue since infrastructural works are ongoing.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Vaughn reminded that preliminary work for the construction of a roundabout at the Vlissingen and Carifesta Avenue junction was being executed at the time. The coordinator also emphasised that persons should always be cautious when proceeding along the junction.The Vlissingen Road / Carifesta Avenue intersection“Roundabouts don’t usually have traffic lights, but persons need to practice using the area with caution, if they don’t, then it will give you an idea of how people would utilise the roundabout when it is completed.”While the Public Infrastructure Ministry will consider engaging the relevant authorities to have the traffic lights functioning as per normal, Vaugh said his office will also recommence its campaign to sensitise road users on the ‘dos and don’t’s’ of manoeuvring the roundabout.Vaughn said “currently the area takes the shape of a roundabout, so the Ministry has to begin an early campaign to inform persons on how to use the area safely. Road users need to be aware that persons who enter the intersection should move first. Also, persons who wish to make a right turn, should approach the roundabout in the right lane, then signal right as they approach the roundabout and continue to signal right until they are ready to exit. Then, signal left before you exit the roundabout. These are things we want people to know.”Contracts for the roundabout are still out for tendering and will soon be awarded following which infrastructural work will commence. In the interim, the WSG Coordinator is asking pedestrians to be patient and use the area with caution.
Another routine search at the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Saturday morning unearthed more contraband items.The two-hour exercise was conducted jointly by ranks from the Guyana Police Force and the Prison Service in Holding Bays One, Two and Three of the East Coast penitentiary.The following prohibited items were discovered during the search: 44 improvised weapons; 11 razor blades; 20 construction nails; six lighters; one pack bamboo; one smoking utensil; three cellphones; eight phone chargers; two cellphone batteries; one phone display; 40 Guyana dollars; and three bottles of wine.Saturday’s raid came on the heels of a similar exercise carried out on December 7 last at the same facility were a quantity of contraband items were found and seized. These include: four small plastic containing a quantity of cannabis; 10 lighters: four improvised weapons; 30 razor blades; nine needles; a pair of scissors; a piece of broken glass; two metal nails; three geometry set compasses; one metal spoon; two cellphone batteries; six cellphones; five earphones; seven chargers; five sim cards; two memory cards, and a quantity of wires.Contraband smuggling has long been a perennial problem within the prison system and this is compounded by the fact that both prison and Police Officers are facilitating the illegal trade, which is said to be a “big business”.While the authorities have been struggling to curb the illegal practice, there has been a breakthrough in the apparent network among rogue prison officers. In fact, only in October, four prison officers were arrested after they smuggled a bottle of rum and a pack of cigarettes into the Lusignan Prison the weekend prior. These officers were subsequently charged and interdicted from duty.In addition, another two ranks found themselves in hot waters following the discovery of illegal items at two separate prison facilities.In Berbice, 1032 grams of suspended marijuana and 39 packs of cigarettes was found in the New Amsterdam Prison and a prison officer had admitted to conspiring with inmates to hide the contradband that was thrown over the fence.Meanwhile, another prison officer at the Timehri penitentiary was taken into custody after he was implicated by an inmate regarding the presence of 584 grams of marijuana in the compound.Furthermore, five other prison officers were relieved of their duties back in July after they were fingered in an incident whereby a parcel containing cannabis had been thrown into the Lusignan Prison Holding Bay area.Director of Prisons (ag) Gladwin Samuels had disclosed in September that so far for the year, some 28 Prison officers have been dismissed; 11 for facilitating or directly smuggling contrabands into the prisons system. The Prisons Director added that there are 12 ranks currently interdicted from duty, nine of whom have been charged either departmentally or criminally for trafficking-related activities.
President David Granger on Sunday reiterated his commitment to restoring free education in Guyana.The Head of State, who was accompanied by First Lady Sandra Granger, attended the Bicentenary Anniversary celebration of the Mission Chapel Congregational Church, New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne.President David Granger addressing the congregation of Mission Chapel in New Amsterdam, BerbicePresident Granger, in his address, told congregants that the church occupies an “exalted position of reverence in Guyanese history” noting that it played a phenomenal role in pioneering Christianity and community development at the dawn of Guyanese nationhood.He said the church holds a central place in the history of Christianity and education in Guyana. “This church was established as a ‘mother church’ for the expansion of congregationalism in Berbice. The church was in the forefront of the congregationalists’ efforts to provide religious teaching and general education to the population and, particularly, the non-European population of Berbice,” the President is quoted as saying by the Public Information and Press Services Unit of the Ministry of the Presidency.Guyana, the Head of State said, owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to the congregational churches for pioneering education in the villages of this country. “Their exertions prepared Africans for Emancipation in 1838…Their efforts laid the foundationfor the expansion of universal public, primary education, which we all enjoy in our country today.”As such, President Granger said “no Guyanese child needs to pay for primary education because of the foundation created. As I said in Union Village (Number 53 Village Corentyne on August 1, 2019), in anticipation of revenues from our petroleum industry, education will be free not only at the primary level, or secondary level but also at the tertiary level.”Mission Chapel Congregational Church was designated a historic monument by the Government of Guyana in 1966. There are thirty-three churches and missions across the country.
A Letterkenny restaurant has been nominated in four categories at this year’s Restaurants Association of Ireland Ulster Awards.Sargasso on the Port Road has been nominated for Best Restaurant in Donegal, Best Casual Dining in Donegal and Best Customer Service in Donegal.The popular restaurant’s head chef, Martin Hernandez, who trained in Neven Maguire’s famous MacNean House, Cavan, has also been nominated in the Best Chef in Donegal category at the awards which take place tonight in the Merchant Hotel, Belfast. Sargasso and Head Chef Martin are dedicated to only using local produce and work with local farmers and suppliers in sourcing only the best produce to create top quality dishes, fresh seafood and steaks are the speciality and everything is made from scratch in house for extra flavour and freshness.The county winners will be announced tonight at the Merchant Hotel and mystery guest visits will then take place after these events until May 24 when the National Academy Judges meet in Dublin to choose overall province winners for the June 10th event in The Burlington, Dublin.The management and staff would like to thank all their customers for their support and everyone who voted for them in this year’s awards.Caroline Robinson, Manager, said: “We are very excited to be nominated for the awards. We’re in the business a year and a half now and are very thankful for the support we have received from our customers from the beginning.” LETTERKENNY’S SARGASSO RESTAURANT NOMINATED FOR FOUR AWARDS was last modified: April 17th, 2013 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:awardsSargasso
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Photo by John McCoy / Staff Photographer GLENDALE Population: 200,200 ETHNIC BREAKDOWN* White/non-Hispanic: 63.58% Hispanic: 19.72% Asian/Pacific Islander: 16.20% African-American: 1.27% American Indian: 0.32% WEATHER Average annual rainfall: 17.6 inches Average high temperature: 78 degrees Average low temperature: 51 degrees LOCAL GOVERNMENT Type: Charter city City Hall location: 613 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206, (818) 548-2090 City’s Web site: www.ci.glendale.ca.us Courthouse: 600 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206 TRANSIT General information: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (213) 922-2000 Bus service: (800) 266-6883 (COMMUTE); Glendale Traffic and Transportation Division, (818) 548-3960; Greyhound, (800) 231-2222 Senior/disabled services: MTA, (213) 689-0054; City Ride, (818) 808-RIDE Rail service: Metrolink, (800) 371-5465; Amtrak, (800) 872-7245 Airports: Bob Hope Airport (Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena), (818) 840-8840; Los Angeles International Airport, (310) 646-5252 UTILITIES Water and power: Glendale Public Service Department, (818) 548-3300 Gas: Southern California Gas Co., (800) 427-2200 Telephone: SBC, (800) 310-2355 Cable TV: Charter Communications, (866) 499-8080 Trash: Integrated Waste Management, (818) 548-3916 Recycling: (818) 548-3916 LAW ENFORCEMENT Police: 131 N. Isabel St., (818) 548-4840 Emergency: 911 Fire: 421 Oak St., (818) 548-4814 Ambulance: American Medical Response, (818) 808-2100 LICENSES Animal licenses: (818) 548-2090 Business licenses: (818) 548-3200 Driver’s licenses: California Department of Motor Vehicles, www.dmv.ca.gov OTHER SERVICES & INFORMATION TV stations (local): GTV6 (public access) (818) 548-4013 Library: Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., (818) 548-2030 Historical society: glendalehistorical.org Hospital: Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace, J(818) 409-8000 Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., (818) 502-1900 Postal service: U.S. Postal Service, 313 E. Broadway and 1009 N. Pacific Ave. Voter registration: 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650, (800) 481-VOTE or www.lavote.net. Social Security office: 710 S. Central Ave., Suite 320, (800) 772-1213 Birth, death and marriage records: Los Angeles County Clerk/Registrar-Recorder (800) 201-8999 Animal shelter: (818) 242-1128 *Ethnic breakdown totals can exceed 100 percent due to a recent change allowing people to check more than one ethnic category.
In an open letter to the people of Donegal, 32 Donegal doctors are calling for a Yes vote in the referendum on Friday.Some of the county’s well-known GPs are amongst the 32 named doctors whose areas of practice range from general practitioners to psychiatry, and emergency room medicine.The following is the full contents of the letter. DOCTORS’ LETTERAs a doctor I’m voting yes… because life is not black and white. Nor does it fit neatly on to lampposts, posters and billboards.If, like many, you remain undecided on how to vote, allow me to rationally explain why I am voting yes.Nobody likes abortion. Nobody. Nobody chooses it as the “easy” option, because it is far from easy. You do not have to agree with abortion to vote yes. But you do have to agree that life is not black and white, and sometimes we need to have space for the grey area. This grey area might be fatal foetal anomaly where a couple finds out that their much-wanted pregnancy will not survive outside the womb. Our constitution currently dictates that that couple must continue with this pregnancy to term whatever the circumstance, or else face travelling to the UK under a shroud of secrecy and shame. Punishing and exacerbating tragedy in this circumstance is a cruel legacy of the 1983 8th amendment. Every woman or couple should have the freedom to make the choice that is right for them in this tragic circumstance – whether that is to terminate the pregnancy or continue until full-term. Whatever their decision, this should be able to happen in their own country, surrounded by their family and medical supports. That is one of the grey areas you are voting for when you vote Yes.Or perhaps the grey area is a 12-year-old rape victim who becomes pregnant as a result of this horrific crime. They are currently forced to carry a pregnancy to term, regardless of their age. The alternative is to get a passport and travel abroad with her parent’s consent to avail of a termination. How heinous and uncompassionate for a person who has already been so drastically traumatised. You must also consider the woman in an abusive relationship who is being beaten, abused and possibly raped. These are real life cases in THIS county and country that you are voting on. Real life grey areas.You wonder if the 8th amendment’s impact on maternal healthcare is a grey area. And it is, just ask the family of Savita Halappanavar. Savita was denied a termination as she was not deemed ill enough to be entitled to one, because her doctors could not confirm a “real and substantial risk” to her life, and she later died of sepsis. Her family have asked that people vote Yes to repeal the 8th in her memory – having seen first-hand what it means to be a grey case. Under current legislation a treating doctor must believe that death is a real possibility before termination can take place, even if the foetus is unviable as in Savita’s case. The treating consultant in her tragic case reaffirmed at her inquest that she did not meet that threshold when she asked for termination and when she did meet the threshold, it was too late. This is the grey area you are voting on.You have heard a lot about the twelve-week limit and have legitimate concerns about it. This timeframe was chosen (first by recommendations of the citizens assembly and later by the Oireachtas Committee) as it is the only way we can legislate for the grey areas above. If you, like us, agree that termination should be allowed for women like Savita, or allowed for in cases of a 12-year-old rape victim or for those in heart wrenching circumstances where their pregnancy is unviable, then you too are pro-repeal, because you understand that in difficult cases the right of the living mother and her family, takes precedence over any rights of a developing foetus. These are the grey areas that only the twelve-week limit can allow for.You have concerns that once legalised, abortion rates will increase as they become more readily available – that the “floodgates” will open. The floodgates are already open: over 1,000 women took the abortion pill illegally in Ireland last year. More than 3,260 women travelled to the UK last year to obtain a termination. That means that when you go into the polling booth on May 25th to vote with your conscience, 3 women will take an abortion pill that day and 9 more will travel to the UK for a termination. The bottom grey line is this: abortion is already a reality in Ireland.388 women (that we know of) in Donegal travelled to the UK between 2012 & 2016 to access terminations. The grey uncomfortable reality is that these are your friends, your neighbours, your sisters, your daughters and your mothers. Whether you know about it or not. Whether you continue to turn a blind eye and export it or not. You may never be in this heart-wrenching grey area to have to make this decision, nor would you want to be, but surely you can understand that this grey area does not belong in our constitution or perhaps even to you. Instead it belongs to a couple and their doctors in the confidential consultation room. You can reach out into the grey next week in the ballot box and say to those couples of Donegal, I support you.For the grey in life, for care, for compassion, for reality, VOTE YES.1. Dr Pádraig McGuinness2. Dr Tommy Nunan3. Dr John Sheeran4. Dr Paul Stewart5. Dr Paul Van Dessel6. Dr Mireille Sweeney7. Dr Pauline Gallagher8. Dr Dan Gill9. Dr Sarah Smith10. Dr Farah Mydin11. Dr Sile Kelly12. Dr Noel Sharkey13. Dr Anna McHugh14. Dr Cliona Small15. Dr Killian Mac A Bhaird16. Dr Simeon Nwosu17. Dr Méabh Kinsella18. Dr Eimear Gibbons19. Dr Claire Sharkey20. Dr Roisin McDaid21. Dr Mark Boyce22. Dr Samantha Davis23. Dr Deirdre McLaughlin24. Dr Clare Stewart25. Dr Fiachra McLaughlin26. Dr Eileen Sweeney27. Dr Rosemarie Fitzgerald28. Dr Bill Anderson29. Dr Caitriona Laverty30. Dr Lorraine Anderson31. Dr Hannah Greene32. Dr Grainne Culleton Donegal Doctors for YES32 Donegal doctors call for Yes vote in abortion referendum was last modified: May 24th, 2018 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:doctorsdonegalreferendumvoteYES
Racing returns to the Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend, with at least two of the six divisions about as close as it gets this year and shaping up to be exciting battles all season.After three rounds of racing, the Humboldt Hydroponics Mini Stock championship is neck-and-neck between Eugene Palmer and Brian Murrell Sr.Palmer has won two main events and currently holds a five-point lead over second-placed Murrell Sr., with Trevor Eacret in third, 24 points back.Scott Taylor and Gary …