…and death twitchesJoe Lewis, the greatest boxer the world has ever seen, once taunted a rival by saying: “You can run, but you can’t hide.” They were both in a ring, under bright lights, in front of thousands of onlookers, of course, when Joe promptly delivered his trademark knockout punch!! Well, that is a cautionary tale for the PNC as it keeps on running away from the PPP under the bright lights of at least the entire West Indies, as they refuse to allow the people of Guyana to deliver what they know will be a knockout blow to their solar plexus!! They can run, as they’ve been doing since December 21, but they can’t hide!!The referee in this match is the CCJ; and last week, they threw out the PNC’s ridiculous half-men and unilateral appointment cases on every ground they had raised in their desperate attempts to avoid the consequences of the NCV from last December 21 – DEATH!! That being, the immediate resignation of the President and Cabinet and elections in 3 months!! The CCJ, however, took pity on the PNC, and to save their further blushes, didn’t issue the “consequential” orders that flowed from their judgements. They told the PNC to sit down with the PPP and draft orders that would be best for the country and present their joint proposals on Monday.But they, all and sundry, knew that once the CCJ – the highest Court for Guyana – had spoken, there was nowhere left for the PNC to run!! They’d literally been “cornered”, the death blow delivered, and they were dead men walking: THE PNC GOVERNMENT HAD FALLEN!! Granger was no longer President and the Ministers were no longer Ministers. All they were now left to do was work with the Opposition leader to replace the GECOM Chair and to set the elections date.But the PNC, being the PNC, of course, didn’t do any of that!! It has been shown that even dead animals will twitch if electricity is passed through them. In fact, the nephew of the fella who discovered the phenomenon (Galvani), went on to “wake up” some corpses using the electrical impulses from lightning for the amazement of morbid onlookers!! And it looks like this is what’s activating the fallen PNC Government!! The electrical jolt of billions and billions in oil revenues have galvanised them into reflexive actions that were imprinted over the decades.They just had their (paid) supporters picket the main GECOM office in GT, and also some in the regions, demanding House to House registration before elections!! Which would add another six months to preserve their corpse!!And the meeting with the PPP? They sent an invitation for “next week”!!…and politicking with state fundsSince the Government has fallen and are dead, Guyanese have to stop giving to the corpses that’ll be showing up amongst them, pleading for their votes!! Apart from the fact, it’s an abomination to consort with the dead to determine your future – necromancy!! They’ll be illegally using state funds to campaign. This was admitted by no other than the Minister of Public Security, Khemrak Ramjattan, the man who would be Prime Minister!!In past elections, all Governments have attempted to dance between those raindrops – but they haven’t ever been thrown out by a No-Confidence vote!! Since the President and Cabinet are no more, they can’t initiate any spending programmes unrelated to the holding of elections. Now, of course, if they really want your vote, they can start spending money from their own accounts in your communities!! Notice that your Eyewitness didn’t say “spending their own money”!!It’s your money which they funnelled into their accounts – like that fella in MPI – that’ll be coming back to you!! Have any qualms!Payback’s a bitch!! …and titlesSo now that the President and his Cabinet are now officially illegal, but can hang around to see us through the elections, what do we call them?
‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption 76ers snap 3-game skid, beat Hornets View comments Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas settled for a split in their pair of tuneup games against Alab Pilipinas, after falling 93-89, on Monday night at Meralco Gym.The national team pool played without two of its big men in Greg Slaughter and Troy Rosario due to injuries and their absence coupled some of the players’ tired legs after seeing action in the PBA Governors’ Cup a night before compounded the squad’s woes against a game and promising Alab side.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Gilas beat Alab, 98-95, in their first exhibition last Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist “They’re a very good, tall, athletic, strong team. I don’t wanna make an excuse but I thought we played a little tired tonight,” said Gilas coach Tim Cone shortly after the closed-door scrimmage. “They also did some things that we weren’t prepared for.”Roger Pogoy led the Nationals with 14 points but missed a pair of 3-pointers in the final seconds that would’ve given his team a chance to steal the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar added 12 points each while Matthew Wright chipped in 11.Kiefer Ravena, who was added to the pool last week, saw action and had two points. 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust read more
During his recent visit to Donegal, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny took time out of his busy schedule to have a chat with Donegal Gathering Chairman, Paddy Harte.Both men agreed that 2013 is going to be a very exciting year. An Taoiseach highlighted how the Gathering 2013 will give an opportunity to the 70 million people worldwide who have an Irish connection, to experience some VIP treatment in Ireland.Chairman for the Donegal Gathering, Paddy Harte also stated, “Our preparations are well underway and the enthusiasm throughout the county is truly inspiring”.If you would like to add your voice, why not send in your own clip explaining what you will be doing for The Gathering. All clips can be sent to email@example.comThis is a unique opportunity for your event to gain exposure worldwide. Come on folks get your cameras out and help us put Donegal on the map! DDTV – AN TAOISEACH GIVES HIS FULL SUPPORT TO DONEGAL’S GATHERING was last modified: October 8th, 2012 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:An Taoiseachchairman Paddy HarteThe Gathering read more
PASADENA – A judge Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss the case against an Alhambra woman, who, with her husband, is accused of the murder of her 2-year-old grandniece, Sarah Angelina Chavez. Frances Abundis, 36, and her husband, Armando Abundis Sr., 33, are charged with murder, child abuse and assault on a child resulting in death. The toddler was found dead in the couple’s home Oct. 11 in the 1700 block of South Second Street in Alhambra after a frantic 9-1-1 call from Frances Abundis. Last month, Pasadena Superior Court Judge Teri Schwartz reduced the aunt’s bail to $1million. Armando Abundis is being held on $2.2 million ba il. Frances Abundis’ defense attorney Alex Kessel asked Wednesday that the case against his client be dismissed due to what he said was a violation of her right to a speedy trial. This is the sixth or seventh time Kessel has attempted to have the case against his client dismissed, he said. In early June, Schwartz denied Kessel’s motion to separate the couple’s cases. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesIn a tape recording of the couple arguing during their December preliminary hearing, Frances Abundis can be heard pleading wi th her husband to tell her what happened to Sarah, attorneys have said. A medical examiner testified during the preliminary hearing that Sarah died from blunt- force trauma to the abdomen, most likely caused by an adult. Additionally, a cellmate of Armando Abundis’ told Alhambra police that Armando Abundis confessed to inflicting the fatal blow to the child with his foot, Kessel said in a June 24 hearing. “Obviously, I’m upset because my client is innocent and would like to prove her innocence to a jury,” Kessel said after the hearing Wednesday. “Unfortunately, she’s attached to the co-defendant.” Armando Abundis is now on his fourth attorney, which has slowed down the process, Kessel noted. There will be another hearing for the couple on Sept. 21. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
A DONEGAL MAN has spoken of the horror he witnessed during a 14-and-a-half hour stay in Letterkenny University Hospital’s A&E department this week.Lifford native Paul McClay accompanied his 82-year-old aunt to A&E on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock following a referral from her GP.According to figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwvies Organisation (INMO), the number of patients on trolleys at LUH has fallen in the last week. However, the grim reality of what awaits those needing emergency care is a facility that appears at tipping point at times.For McClay, it wasn’t so much the length of the wait that was troubling, but rather what he witnessed.“I was that peed off at one stage with the wait that I went around and started counting,” he told Donegal Daily.“I walked around the whole of A&E. I counted 31 beds in total and countied 42 people on trollies. “It would almost bring you to tears. There were people asleep, people cuddled up on chairs, benches, whereever they could find, really. They were lying everywhere. You name it, there were people on it.“Gerry Lane came out at one stage and actually apologised to all of us who were sitting in the reception area.“He said there’d been an influx of ambulances and there was a massivebacklog. He told us there were only 30 beds and there were 50 people in there at that stage.“One of the nurses said that it wasn’t even considered a ‘busy’ night! They didn’t implement the emergency protocol, even though they probably could have.”McClay and his elderly aunt were initially seen to promptly when her blood pressure and some routine checks were carried out at around 5 o’clock, while she underwent at x-ray at 7.30. “After that, it was twenty minutes to four in the morning before we got to see anyone,” McClay said.“She was feeling unsteady on her feet and was put in a wheelchair early on, but after she was x-rayed, we were the last to be seen. We were told at 3.30 that it would be a medical assessment team, not the A&E medical staff, who would look after us.“My aunt got a bed just after 5.30 in the morning – it was a bed in the A&E plaster room.“No sooner had she got the bed and had the blanket put over her, but the doctor came in with a diagnosis and was sent home again. This was at 6.30 – after 14-and-a-half hours we got a full diagnosis; and part of the problem was that she’d been prescribed tablets that hadn’t agreed with her.” In spite of the experience, Mr McClay says his admiration for hospital staff has heightened.He said: “I feel so sorry for the staff. They were so helpful to us. They were so kind and were doing all they could for us.”Donegal man’s A&E horror: “People lying everywhere…you name it, they were on it” was last modified: January 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:A&EletterkennyLetterkenny University HospitalLiffordluhPaul McClay read more
Donegal are out of this season’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship race.Two second half goals from substitutes Harry Loughran and Declan McClure saw the Red Hand County come from 1-6 to 0-6 behind at the break to inflict a first defeat of Donegal at Mac Cumhaill Park since 2010.Michael Murphy had given Declan Bonner’s side the advantage at half-time, after he netted brilliantly late in the half when Ryan McHugh intercepted Niall Morgan’s short kickout.Loughran’s goal put Tyrone in to a lead they were never to relinquish midway through the second half, and McClure netted his side’s second goal in the ninth minute of injury-time at the end to secure a seven-point win, on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-14.Tyrone will face Monaghan in the All-Ireland semi-final next Sunday afternoon in Croke Park. read more
Buss leads Rockets with 22 pointsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — Courtney Buss scored 22 points to lead the Spencer girls basketball team to a 47-44 victory in overtime over Thorp in the Cloverbelt Conference East-West Crossover sixth-place game on Thursday night at Spencer High School.Buss made 9 of 12 shots from the floor as Spencer (8-14) shot 44 percent overall (18 of 41) and made 3 of 5 from 3-point range in the victory.The game was tied 41-41 at the end of regulation, and Spencer outscored the Cardinals 6-3 in the extra period.Aeysha Paskert led Thorp (7-15) with 25 points.Spencer plays at Crivitz in a WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinal Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 47, Cardinals 44 (OT)Thorp 13 28 3 – 44Spencer 15 26 6 – 47THORP (44): Aeysha Paskert 10-14 5-7 25, Brianne Hallin 3-6 0-1 8, Amanda Osborn 2-19 0-0 5, Cassidy Stronski 2-5 0-0 4, Elektra Zurakowski 1-3 0-0 2, Madison Greschner 0-0 0-1 0, Madison Wicks 0-4 0-0 0. FG: 18-51. FT: 5-9. 3-pointers: 3-19 (Hallin 2-5, Osborn 1-6, Zurakowski 0-1, Paskert 0-1, Stroinski 0-2, Wicks 0-4). Rebounds: 30 (Osborn 7). Turnovers: 22. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-15.SPENCER (47): Courtney Buss 9-12 3-4 22, Lexi Baehr 3-8 0-0 8, McKenna Brecht 3-3 0-0 6, Liz Endreas 2-8 1-2 5, Jessica Becker 1-5 2-2 4, Sabrina Vircks 0-2 2-4 2, Kaily Northup 0-1 0-0 0, Shaelee Neitzel 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 18-41. FT: 8-12. 3-pointers: 3-5 (Baehr 2-4, Buss 1-1). Rebounds: 31 (Vircks 7). Turnvoers: 29. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none. Record: 8-14. read more
Auburndale wins Marawood openerAuburndale outscored Wisconsin Rapids Assumption by 13 in the second half to pull out a 47-33 victory in the Marawood Conference South Division opener for both teams on Nov. 20 at Auburndale High School.Isabelle Hilber scored 16 points and had seven rebounds, Natalie Aue added 10 points and eight rebounds, and Marissa Ponshock had eight points and nine rebounds for Auburndale (2-0 overall).Marshfield rips RhinelanderMarshfield shot 52 percent from the field and was plus 16 on the boards as it rolled past Rhinelander 61-25 in a nonconference game Nov. 21 at Rhinelander High School.Hanna Meverden had 14 points and five rebounds and Jenna Jakobi scored 12 points for Marshfield (1-1), which raced out to a 40-15 lead by halftime.The Tigers made 24 of 46 shots from the field and held a 29-13 rebounding advantage in the victory.Stratford knocks off EdgarStratford broke open a tie game with a big second half and pulled past Edgar 49-34 in a Marawood Conference South Division girls basketball game at home on Nov. 20.Kaylee Hollatz had nine of her team high 14 points in the second-half run, and Chelsey Gliniecki scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds for the Tigers (1-0 overall and Marawood South.)The game was tied 17-17 at halftime before Stratford outscored Edgar 32-17 in the second half.Stratford made 12 of 17 free throws in the second half to put the game away. read more