Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team If there was someone who wasn’t surprised with Kevin Belingon’s victory over Martin Nguyen, it was former ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folayang.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins And Folayang made sure that he not only prepared for his fight against Pahrudinov, but help Belingon in his preparation for Nguyen.“We helped each other in whatever way we can,” said Folayang. “I think this is one of the memorable moments for our team.”Folayang added that after he saw Belingon dominate the fight, he knew that he can prepare better if ever there will be a rematch against Nguyen in the future.“The first time I fought Martin I overlooked some things and I forgot that this is MMA and there’s a way for your opponents to hit you in the fight,” said Folayang who lost to Nguyen via knockout.“After Kevin’s fight I really learned a lot and I need to be careful on the areas especially those that are the opponent’s strong suits.”ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Belingon put on a striking master class that that discombobulated whatever game plan Nguyen had as Team Lakay’s “Silencer” took the win and the ONE interim bantamweight title via unanimous decision in the ONE: Reign of Kings card.Folayang, who lost his title to Nguyen, said he already predicted Belingon’s victory even before the match started.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I predicted that Kevin would win, you can see that he works hard and he was smart in our preparation,” said Folayang Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Folayang (20-6) was in the same card as Belingon and easily handled erstwhile undefeated Russian Aziz Pahrudinov (20-1) for his second straight win. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Fernandes next? Belingon hopes to unify bantamweight belts this year Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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
– ahead of investigation into dismissal, alleged mismanagement of fundsThe fallout continues at the Guyana Chronicles, where General Manager (GM) Sherod Duncan has been sent on administrative leave one day after his ill-fated decision to fire a senior member of staff following the leaking of details on excess spending.On Tuesday, the embattled GM confirmed via social media that he had been sent on leave, pending the outcome of the investigation Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo ordered into both his spending and the circumstances under which Finance Controller Moshamie Maraj-Ramotar was dismissed.It is understood that Ramotar, who was reinstated to her position the very same day the letter was received, has also been sent on administrative leave as a formality of the investigation. Guyana Times has been informed that the functions of General Manager will be carried out by Administrative Manager Donna Todd.“I will be proceeding on administrative leave with immediate effect from the Guyana National Newspapers Limited pending the outcome of investigations into allegations of mismanagement of funds and excessive spending,” Duncan’s statement read. “This is under the direction of the Board of Directors. I welcome this decision. God is in charge and all will be well.”On Monday, mere hours after she was abruptly sent the letter of dismissal by Duncan, Maraj-Ramotar was reinstated to her position following the intervention of her lawyer and an emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.Maraj-Ramotar’s lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin, told this publication on Monday that after she received her letter of dismissal, he took steps as per the Civil Procedures Rules to challenge her dismissal. One of those steps involved the lawyer sending a pre-action protocol letter to the newspaper.“A pre-action protocol letter was sent to them… before we introduce legal proceedings, under the new rules we have to send a letter saying what we intend to do. We sent one to say we feel the termination was unlawful and if is not corrected we will be entitled to damages… if they don’t, we’ll file legal proceedings,” Datadin explained.And indeed, GNNL subsequently backed down from the impending legal battle. According to a statement issued later on Monday, Nagamootoo called the meeting with Duncan, Editor-in-Chief Nigel Williams and Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Geeta Chandan-Edmonds.At the meeting, which discussed Maraj-Ramotar’s dismissal and the reports of excessive spending since Duncan took charge as General Manager, it was agreed that the dismissal letter would be rescinded. In addition, the release stated that a full investigation was ordered into Duncan’s spending and the circumstances of Maraj-Ramotar’s dismissal. The financial official has been with the company for well over a decade.While the letter has been withdrawn, there has been a barrage of criticism against management of the newspaper for sending the dismissal letter in the first place to someone with over two decades of experience at the company, without an investigation to determine who actually leaked the information.One former Board member has already taken to social media to recommend that the newly minted General Manager be removed and the application process for the top spot reopened.
70 years of UDHRAppeal Court Judge, Justice Arif Bulkan, said despite Guyana being signatory to a number of human rights conventions as well as guaranteeing basic human rights in its Constitution, there are some legislative changes that are required to further advance those rights.“All of these rights paint such a good picture but there is also, in our constitution, a savings law clause which simultaneously forecloses those rights from applying to preexisting laws. In other words, that savings clause mocks the guarantees that are included wherein and that is something that needs to be legislatively removed,” Justice Bulkan said.He made the statement on Wednesday while addressing the Foreign Affairs Ministry’ Public Commemorative Lecture on the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) titled “The role of the Human Rights Council in promoting Human Rights in developing countries” at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus.Bulkan said the significance of the UDHR should not be underestimated since it is revolutionary for its time, adding that it imposes the concept of human rights thus ushering the end of States doing as they please. He explained that he was struck by the way the former Attorney General of Belize described human rights when he said it is the new theology in the modern world. Bulkan explained that the modern reality is that human rights form an integral part of global processes and institution whether openly or as subtext.He went on to say the fact remains that many global interactions, as well as global institutions, look to the extent to which human rights are protected before they decided to build relationships with other states.“As offensive as that may seem to some, I think in Guyana we are much too small at this point to buck against that and it makes all the more sense to engage these processes so that we can at least have a say in the standards that are formulated,” he said.Justice Bulkan said since independence, Guyana has enshrined basic humanForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidgerights in its Constitution and that it has progressively, over the past five decades, to ensure those rights are further advanced. He related that Guyana is so unique in its guarantee of human rights that it is the only country in the Caribbean that guarantees Indigenous people their rights to land in its legislations.However, he noted the need for greater implementation to guarantee those rights in the future.“There must be a greater implementation, a commitment to implementation which would include a slew of interventions by the State which includes strengthening key institutions like Guyana Police Force, Judiciary and operationalising the Human Rights Commission which was set up since 2001 yet no movement in that regard as well as ensuring the other rights commissions can function properly,” he noted.“There must be the development of a culture across the bureaucracy of the State institutions in which respect for human rights is routine and organised. What we need is not just reactive forms, of waiting to address human rights violations, but an inculcation in our society of the importance of rights from a very early age,” Justice Bulkan posited.Guyana’s commitmentMeanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said the UDHR, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948, heralded a new era in human history, adding that for the first time, all nations acknowledged the inalienable rights of every person regardless of where they come from, their sex, religion or socio-economic background.He noted for small developing countries such as Guyana, the recognition that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” remains a central guiding principle of governance structure and the promotion and protection of human rights is among its highest priorities.“It is a crucial pillar for our social and economic development as true development cannot take place without a solid foundation based on respect for human rights and rule of law. ?The Government of Guyana recognises this and is committed to the promotion and protection of fundamental human rights nationally and across the international community,” Greenidge noted.“While it is our best intention to fulfil our obligations, limited technical capacity has presented itself as a challenge. As such there is a difficulty in fulfilling in a timely manner all our monitoring and reporting obligations under these international instruments. As such, Guyana welcome all assistance extended in overcoming this challenge,” he added.The Minister said as the celebration of 70 years of the UDHR happens, there are still worrying signs of intolerance, racism and bigotry around the world.Additionally, President of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council Vojislav Šuc delivered the keynote address where he expounded on the importance of the UDHR and how the Council would continue to advance human rights for all.The UDHR has 30 articles, with the first one being “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
Toni Kroos hit the bar, Karim Benzema saw an effort cleared off the line with a back-heel and both Rodrygo and Vincius Junior forced snap saves on a frustrating night for Madrid.Real defender Eder Militao was forced off after being poked in the eye and his replacement Nacho Fernandez also hit thje woodwork.Coach Zinedine Zidane brought on Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic, but Madrid failed to find a winner.“It was neither bad luck nor complacency,” Zidane said after the game.“There’s no reason to get depressed about this, we need to keep calm and keep our heads up.”“We created lots of chances and if we keep going then they’ll start going in.“I feel sorry for the players. It would have been nice for them to get more; three points from three games isn’t great.”For Bilbao, Kenan Kodro’s thunderbolt shot was ruled out for off-side in the first half while the Santiago Bernabeu lived on its nerves when Athletic flooded forward deep into added time with Asier Villalibre almost clinching a winer at the death.Barcelona go into the brief Spanish winter break on top of La Liga after a glittering show led by Lionel Messi saw the defending champions beat Alaves 4-1 on Saturday.Messi hit his 50th goal of the year with Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal also on target.Sevilla are third on 34 points after their 2-0 win at Real Mallorca.Earlier Sunday Angel Correa came off the bench to score one and make another as Atletico Madrid climbed back into the top four with a 2-1 win at Real Betis.– Fighting spirit –Atletico Madrid’s Argentine forward Angel Correa came off the bench to play a star role © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLERThe red-and-white half of Madrid were in the doldrums after a home defeat to Barcelona a month ago but have since qualified for the Champions League last-16 where they can savour the chance of measuring themselves against Liverpool.European champions Liverpool travel to Madrid in February for the Champions League first leg match and will have noted the commitment inspired by Atletico’s feisty Argentine coach Diego Simeone.“Correa showed what he’s made of today, we’ve been training him hard. He put on good pressure to get the first goal and a nice pass for the second,” said Simeone.“But I was just as pleased to see him fighting for the win right at the end, when the team needed him.”The goals all came after the break as second-half sub Correa came on for struggling France international Thomas Lemar on 56 minutes and scored with his first touch of the game to set Atletico on the road to a third straight win.Former Real Madrid, Juventus and Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata gave Atletico a 2-0 lead late on before a stoppage time consolation strike for the home fans came from Marc Bartra.It also ended five straight away draws for Atletico, who have managed just 20 goals in the first half of the season since they sold Griezmann to Barca in the summer.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sergio Ramos sits dejected late in Madrid’s draw with Bilbao © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Dec 23 – Real Madrid were left to rue a series of near misses Sunday as they stumbled to a 0-0 home draw with Athletic Bilbao, dropping two points adrift of Barcelona in a tight Spanish title race.Real also drew 0-0 in midweek at Barcelona but Sunday’s result leaves Madrid on 37 points at the half-way stage of the season, two points off Barcelona who top the table on 39.
SANTA FE SPRINGS – The City Council is expected to approve a $122,000 contract with JMDiaz Inc. on Thursday to design railroad grade crossings that can be designated “quiet zones,” city officials said. The railroad crossings are located at Pioneer Boulevard at Los Nietos Road, Los Nietos east of Pioneer Boulevard, and Smith Avenue east of Arlee Avenue. A quiet zone is a segment of rail line at least a half-mile long where train horns are not required to be routinely sounded at one or several grade crossings, according to Don Jensen, director of public works. “Over the years a lot of residents have complained about noise generated by Union Pacific’s yard along Los Nietos, where the trains are assembled and taken apart, as well as train whistles,” said Assistant Public Works Tom Lopez. “The whistles sound a lot louder during the middle of the night when there is no sound of traffic muffling them,” he added. The city started working with JMDiaz about a year ago to do the initial study on what it would require to request a quiet zone from the Federal Railroad Administration. The study showed Phase 1 of the improvement project would cost $550,000, including the cost of the contract with JMDiaz, Lopez said. The improvements include supplemental safety measures such as additional safety signage, raised medians, pedestrian gates, street striping and possibly other security precautions. Last month Placentia became the first city in Southern California to receive FRA approval to implement a quiet zone, Jensen said. The Placentia Quiet Zone, from Kellogg Street to Kraemer Avenue along the Orangethorpe Corridor, went into operation Aug. 18, according to the Placentia Web site. All trains are prohibited from using horns unless an engineer feels an emergency exists that threatens human or animal injury or property damage. Lopez said that once the contract is approved, it will take from nine months to a year for the improvements to be completed. “JMD will then go before the FRA to request implementation of a quiet zone,” he said. Director email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – The 411th Flight Test Squadron welcomed its newest “pilot” and his family last week. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 2, 5-year-old Reilly Koyl got to sit in an F-22A Raptor fighter jet and “fly” a Raptor simulator on a visit sponsored by the Illinois chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation. “Reilly really wants to be a pilot when he grows up, so this is really an exciting opportunity for him – it’s a big day here at Edwards so we’re so excited,” said his mother, Mary Koyl. The boy recently concluded three years of chemotherapy; his latest bone marrow and spinal tap results were normal, his mother said. At the 411th Flight Test Squadron, Reilly got two Raptor T-shirts, patches, and a special Raptor light. Reilly’s father, Chris, was used as a stand-in to model flight gear. In Edwards’ Integrated Facility for Avionics Systems Test, Reilly sat in the Raptor simulator to perform a takeoff, a loop, some aileron rolls, and high-speed flight. “He’s into flight simulations and can fly them too,” Chris Koyl said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We’re really excited, so this kind of marks the start to a normal life for him and for us,” Mary Kohl said. Reilly visited Edwards in the Pilot for a Day program, in which children with life-threatening illnesses are given a chance to experience life as a pilot for a day, said Maj. John Teichert, 411th Flight Test Squadron assistant operations officer. Teichert escorted Reilly, his parents, Chris and Mary, and younger brother Carter on their base tour. Reilly got to sit in and have his photo taken in an F-16B jet, which had his name on a special plaque. During lunch at Club Muroc’s Pancho Barnes Pub, he played Teichert in “Crud,” a pool-table game popular with aircrews. At the main base fire station, Reilly donned firefighting gear, then was taken with his family on a ride in a firetruck and was allowed to shoot the water gun. At the base air traffic control tower, Reilly listened to controllers talk to aircrews. From the end of the runway, he watched planes perform landings and touch-and-go procedures.
McKay has left Forest LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Swansea have announced the signing of Barrie McKay from Nottingham Forest on a three-year-deal.The Scottish international joins the Swans for an undisclosed fee. targets targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on LATEST TRANSFER NEWS REVEALED RANKED McKay, 23, said: “Coming here gives me a different opportunity and a chance to play.“I have watched a lot of clips of Swansea.“I have done my research, I’ve met the manager and spoken to him.“He (Graham Potter) gives a lot of confidence to his players and the way he wants to play suits my game.” 1 IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
Gardai are investigating the cause of a fire which killed a man in the early hours of this morning.The man, who was in his 40s, was found outside a house at Malin Head around 2am.Gardai had called to the scene of the fire after it had been reported just after midnight. Fire tenders from Buncrana and Carndonagh attended the blaze in the townland of Carnmalin.The man’s body was found at the rear of the house.A full Garda examination of the scene has been launched to determine the cause of the blaze and the conditions in which the man died.His identity has not yet been released. INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER MAN KILLED IN HOUSEFIRE was last modified: November 1st, 2014 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:deathfireMalin Headman
The SWAT team surrounds the compound. An officer tosses a maple seed into an open window and checks the readout on his computer. The team bursts in and, surprising the terrorists, rescues the hostages safely.This scenario may become a reality, thanks to a new flying robot called Samarai, fashioned after the winged “samara” shape of the maple seed. A high-energy video clip at Live Science tells the story of a tiny drone developed by Lockheed Martin for the military. Engineers analyzed the shape of the seed’s wing and studied its flight dynamics. Then they outfitted a plastic replica with a motor and a camera to create their miniature surveillance tool.Like a maple seed, Samarai has the advantage of very stable flight. It can be launched from the floor, by a flick of the wrist, or from an elevated platform. A remote control allows the operator to make it rise or turn in an any direction, or hover indefinitely. (See “Introducing the Maple Copter,” 10/21/2009.)One problem was how to produce images on a spinning camera. The team developed software that can take out the blur and stitch together the frames into a normal wide-angle motion picture, providing a stable 360° image. This would allow our imaginary SWAT team to see inside the building to pinpoint the location of the terrorists and hostages. The military would love to have these on the battlefield for reconnaissance. Some day Samarias could be standard equipment for law enforcement, search and rescue, and other applications – thanks to the common, humble, ordinary maple seed.If it ever comes to the day when government snoops on citizens this way, be sure to have a strong fly swatter handy. More likely, this will be one of the coolest toys for Christmas sometime. Lawyers will undoubtedly find new opportunities to go after people spying on their neighbors. Wise parents, though, will take their kids into the forest with their toy, let them enjoy it for awhile, then show them that the Creator designed it first. The Creator even devised a way to stabilize an image from a moving platform (see 11/10/2006, 4/12/2005). (Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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