No-confidence vote certified, will not be reviewed – Clerk of House

first_img…needing 34 votes to secure passage defies logic – Ram Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs has confirmed the validity of the Opposition-sponsored No-confidence Motion, having told Guyana Times on Thursday that he has certified the vote. In fact, Isaacs also made it clear that he will not be conducting a review of the decision.“Not me, period, that is not my duty,” the Clerk outlined. “Once approved, the motion becomes a resolution and I’m required to send the resolution to the mover of the motion among other persons which is what I did,” Isaacs told this news entity.Later on, the Clerk of the National Assembly issued a letter responding to accusations he said Charrandas made against him, saying Isaacs stopped the vote during the division of the No-confidence Motion after the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Member of Parliament said “yes”.Noting that he has always performed his duties with professionalism and impartiality, Isaacs said he actually paused “due to the uproar” after the now expelled AFC member’s vote.“Mr Charrandas Persaud may be a lawyer but Parliamentary Practice may evade him. Parliamentary Practice has taught me that when there is disruption in the House during a division, the Clerk must stop taking the division. I therefore had no option but to stop and to ensure that the vote of the member was correctly taken,” Isaacs clarified.Much of Guyana was left stunned but the dust is now settling over last week’s shock passage of the no-confidence vote against the coalition Administration which came via Alliance For Change (AFC) member Charrandas Persaud deflecting to the Opposition. Some observers are questioning the motion’s validity even as the vote has already been certified, which cleared the path for elections to be held in three months’ time.Outspoken political commentator Christopher Ram is at a loss as to why last Friday’s vote is being questioned, alluding that 33 out of 65 constitute a majority.“What is a majority? A majority is the greater number or the greater part so if you’re saying 34 is the majority then what are saying that we have 66 members in the National Assembly or do you take away their seats? It defies logic and it defies law,” Ram opined.However, Attorney Nigel Hughes, an AFC member told State media that half of 65 is 32.5 but when rounded to the nearest whole number would be 33 as there is no half member.He therefore suggested that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) needed 34 to secure majority. Ram however sees it differently, having expressed his hope that the polls, due by March 19, 2019, will not be stalled.“Mr Nigel Hughes is reading words in the Constitution that are not there. The Constitution certainly does not say that; it says a majority… I am hoping that [the comments] are for academic excitement and not intended to stall any process or to create and sow confusion – that is my concern,” Ram posited.In keeping with the Guyana Bar Association’s recent endorsement of the validity of the no-confidence vote, Ram said it must “absolutely” be accepted. In fact, the Kamal Ramkarran-headed Association said on Wednesday that to suggest that the recently passed No-confidence Motion was not validly passed is erroneous, disclosing that “the results and consequences of the motion be accepted and that urgent preparations for elections by the Elections Commission be started,” in keeping with Article 106(6) of the Constitution.Government is said to be seeking legal advice on the matter but calls to senior Cabinet ministers on Thursday were unanswered. Attempts were made to contact Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Government Chief Whip and Social Protection Minister Amna Ally and Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams.Nevertheless, on Thursday evening, through the Director of Public Information, Imran Khan, the Government in a release stated that Cabinet met and would have received a report from the Special Legal Sub-Committee on the matter with regard to the no-confidence motion.“The Chairman of the Sub-Committee, Attorney General Basil Williams SC, updated Cabinet on the matter and presented a number of recommendations. Cabinet discussed various options and took certain decisions on the way forward,” the release added.In addition, the coalition Government via the release assures its supporters and the public that it will pursue all available options and act in the best interest of all Guyanese.Persaud who became a parliamentarian following the May 2015 elections said he was dissatisfied with AFC MPs being ‘yes men’. The Berbician had resigned from the party in September 2013 but would later face the media and indicate that his resignation was nonexistent.The lawyer said his vote was one of conscience since he was tired of towing party lines. He left the country Saturday morning after saying that was threatened both online and by one of his colleagues in the National Assembly.A total of 10 MPs had debated the motion and when a vote of division was called, Persaud’s vote changed the numbers to 33 in favour of the motion versus Government’s 32 votes against the motion. Government was previously confident that it would have won the vote. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Indy Car driver James Hinchcliffe visits Fort St. John

first_imgCo-owner of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Ric Peterson was happy to bring aboard a Canadian to the team, but insists it’s what Hinchcliffe does on the track that sealed the deal.“It certainly isn’t why we picked him but the fact that he is Canadian is definitely a bonus, and that he’s such a personable guy and stuff like that. We picked him because he can win on all types of tracks. Indy Car has three different types of tracks that we have to race on so you have to be able to win on all of them to win the championship. Of course one of our other main goals is to win the Indianapolis 500. James has started twice on the front row in the last three years so he obviously has that track figured out.”The 2011 Indy Car rookie of the year will begin his first season with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports officially on March 9 as the year will begin with the Brasilia Indy 300. The prospect of moving to a successful team is an motivating feeling for Hinchcliffe and getting to partner with an owner with Canadian roots is a welcomed bonus.“I’m very excited to get to a team that has done an awful lot in Indy Car in a pretty short period of time. It’s very exciting from a driver’s point of view, and the fact that one of the owners is Canadian makes it that much better,” he says. “Getting to come up here and seeing a little bit of what Ric does and how he was able to go play with race cars is really cool. Sam [Schmidt] and Ric were dead set on wanting to get a Canadian in the car and the feeling was mutual so the process was real easy.”Added to the personal satisfaction of racing for a Canadian owner, Hinchcliffe hopes the move will give Canadian racing fans more reason to support him, and the team.- Advertisement -“It’s awesome honestly because he’s the only Canadian owner and I’m the only Canadian driver so the fact that we ended up together makes it that much better,” he explains. “The support that I’ve gotten from back home has been incredible the last couple years and I think this adds another element to that. I think the Canadian race fans are going to really appreciate that Ric and I are working together now.”Being with a Canadian team, Hinchclife wants to help return racing in Canada to the position it once had around ten years ago with multiple Canadians racing in premier racing circuits.“I think the biggest challenge that Canadians face, I don’t want to say in a bad way, but the lack of support from corporate Canada,” he states. “The two big challenges that I think we face is that so many companies that have a big presence in Canada are actually owned by US companies and are subsidiaries or whatever. The other side of it is hockey. Hockey takes sponsorship dollars all days and all night and it’s a big challenge for us. That’s why for me the real goal is to get Indy Car in general as a series in this country to a level where these companies can start saying ‘alright we can shell off some of that NHL budget for Indy Car racing again’”.Advertisementlast_img read more

Aguero ready to play for City this weekend

first_img0Shares0000Ilkay Gundogan goes in for a tackle as he eyes a first Premier League start of the season. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Sergio Aguero says he is ‘ready’ to return to action for Manchester City in their Premier League clash with Stoke City on Saturday.The 29-year-old, who was in a car accident in Amsterdam two weeks, was expected to remain sidelined for at least a month after breaking his ribs. But having returned to training, the Argentine said he is gearing up to play as soon as possible.Alongside pictures of Aguero training, on his Twitter account, the players posted: “Back to training. I am ready??!”Aguero had earlier defended his decision to go abroad to watch a concert.He told TyC Sports: “I still do not know if I am going to play on Saturday.“When a player has a free day at Manchester City, most of the players go to London, others to Italy, some to Spain.“I was lucky that I know the agent of Maluma [a Colombian singer], he invited me and I went. I had almost two days off and going to the airport was when I had that accident.“Then one thinks ‘why did I [go]?’, but it’s difficult to imagine that something like that could happen.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Panofsky, physicist dedicated to arms control, dies at 88

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, a physicist who was a consultant on the Manhattan Project and devoted much of his life to promoting nuclear arms control, has died. He was 88. Panofsky, affectionately known as “Pief,” suffered a heart attack Monday in Los Altos, Stanford University officials said. “He was a towering figure, admired greatly not only as a great scientist and a leader, but as a man deeply committed to principle, and to the issue of arms control,” said Sidney Drell, a professor who works at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a lab Panofsky was instrumental in developing. He won the National Medal of Science in 1969 and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Enrico Fermi Award in 1979, and he played a key role in shaping the government’s science and nuclear policies. “He was moved by a deep ethical concern,” Drell said. “He had worked on the atom bomb project, and understood what would be the effect of a nuclear war.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Panofsky was born in Berlin on April 24, 1919, the son of prominent art historian Erwin Panofsky. He showed scientific promise at an early age. After his father, fearing for his Jewish family’s well-being in mid-1930s Germany, accepted a teaching post in the United States, Panofsky attended Princeton University. He enrolled at 15 and after graduation pursued a doctorate at the California Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate in 1942 and married Adele Irene DuMond, the daughter of the physicist in whose lab he had worked as a graduate student. At first classified as an “enemy alien” under California’s wartime enemy exclusion law, he soon became a naturalized citizen and worked from 1943 to 1945 as a consultant on the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb. He showed his leadership skills in his first professorship at the University of California at Berkeley. Particle physics was a nascent field, and Panofsky was exploring some of the earliest particle accelerators. In 1951, he resigned in protest when the university’s Board of Regents required faculty members to sign an oath of loyalty. He joined Stanford, where he took a key role in building a larger, higher-energy accelerator. His work ultimately led to congressional authorization of the 2-mile-long electron linear accelerator at the heart of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, in 1961. Three Nobel Prizes emerged from research promoted by Panofsky over the more than two decades he was lab director.last_img read more

Harry Redknapp tells West Ham: Win FA Cup to give Upton Park perfect send off

first_imgHarry Redknapp has called for West Ham to leave Upton Park on a high by lifting the FA Cup.The London club will leave their home of over 100 years for the Olympic Stadium in Stratford at the end of the season.Under new boss Slaven Bilic, the Hammers are enjoying one of their most promising seasons in recent memory, with the team currently sitting in seventh place and just seven points adrift of the top four.They’re hopes of silverware are still intact, too. After their remarkable replay victory over Liverpool, they next face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the fifth round on Sunday.And former manager Redknapp believes winning the famous trophy would be the perfect end to their residency at ‘the old Boleyn’.“It’s the last year at Upton Park and it would be great to go out on a high and celebrate by winning the FA Cup,” Redknapp, who guided Portsmouth to FA Cup glory in 2008, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They’re a very good side and I like the look of them, they’ve been excellent.“It’s amazing that they’re no longer going to be at the old Boleyn, all my memories of my life from when I was about 14 or 15 go back there.“There’s nowhere like it, it’s a great atmosphere there. Those midweek games at Upton Park when all the fans are singing ‘Bubbles’, it really takes some beating.“It’s a great place and a tough place to play too, the fans could give you some stick back in the day!“The new stadium is going to be great for them, it’s going to take West Ham to another level, but I’d like to see them go out with a cup win under their belt.”last_img read more

Candidates jockey in primary for Assembly seat

first_imgSACRAMENTO – For the past six years, Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills, has made it her mission to improve the environment, and most of the major candidates looking to succeed her hope to continue that legacy. The race for the 41st Assembly district features five Democrats, two Republicans and a Libertarian seeking their parties’ nominations in the June primary. The district is considered a safe Democratic seat, with a 48-29 percent Democratic edge over Republicans in voter registration. The district stretches along the coast from Santa Monica to the west San Fernando Valley and parts of Ventura County. Barry Groveman – a city councilman, former mayor of Calabasas and an environmental attorney – is the only candidate not from Santa Monica. Jonathan Levey is a teacher and attorney from Santa Monica and, at 35, the youngest candidate in the race. He teaches business law at California State University, Channel Islands. Previously he was vice president of Catellus Development Corp., a major real estate investment trust and developer – one, which he is quick to add, that has worked on projects such as creating wildlife preserves in the desert and building affordable housing. “I’m clearly the person in the race who is not a career politician,” Levey said. Levey said he hopes to work on protecting parks and open space and clean water in Santa Monica Bay. He also would like to see the state recruit and foster more companies that research alternative energy, offering them incentives to locate and expand in California. On education, he would like to see more local control and accountability of school districts as well as more charter schools. Julia Brownley is president of the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District and has been on the board for 11 years. She would like to see the state spend more on education. That may involve raising taxes, she said, particularly looking at whether to modify Proposition 13 into a split roll that would require businesses to pay more in property taxes. She would also like to lower the threshold for cities to pass their own ballot measures to increase local taxes to help schools. She said the state should also invest more in public transit and she supports universal health care such as proposed for the last several years by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles. “I’m running for the Assembly because I want to make education a priority again in the state of California,” Brownley said. Democrat Kelly Hayes-Raitt runs a political communications and community-organizing business and serves on Santa Monica’s Commission on the Status of Women. She was a co-founder of the environmental group Heal the Bay and was director of the Coalition for Clean Air. “All my life I’ve been working for social justice – a better environment, better opportunities for students, better retirements for our seniors,” Hayes-Raitt said. Hayes-Raitt, who lags three opponents in fundraising, said the first thing she would work on if elected is clean money. She supports a system of public financing of campaigns such as the state of Arizona has, in which candidates agree to spending limits in exchange for receiving taxpayer funds to help run their campaigns. She would also work on increasing the use of solar panels. Shawn Casey O’Brien is one of the few Democrats who does not list the environment as a top priority, instead focusing on issues to help the disabled. O’Brien, who was born with cerebral palsy, has spent much of his life as an activist for disabled causes. He also edited an anthology of stories about disability issues and is working on publishing his first novel. “I believe, in the most affluent country in the world, we ought to at a minimum educate our children and take care of our disabled,” O’Brien said. He also would like to work to protect the coast and increase air-quality control laws, and would seek to increase tax revenues through a split-roll under which businesses would pay more in property taxes. He also wants to ban fundraising while the Legislature is in session in an effort to clean up the campaign finance system. On the Republican side, businessman Tony Dolz is running primarily on an anti-illegal immigration platform. Dolz, who is a member of the Minuteman border patrol, would like to see all government services denied to illegal immigrants, greater enforcement at the border and more deportations. “I am concerned about the risks and costs of broken borders and massive illegal immigration in the state of California,” Dolz said. Dolz is an immigrant himself. He came to this country from Cuba as a child in the 1960s and became a U.S. citizen in 1986. He lists his occupation on the ballot as “national security analyst,” though he makes his living through several businesses that he and his wife own selling baby products, homeopathic health products and bedding. He listed national security analyst because he provides information and analysis to private groups working on anti-immigration issues. Dolz’s rival in the Republican primary is also a legal immigrant. Adriana Van Hemert, a children’s social worker from Santa Monica, came to the United States in 1968 from the Netherlands and became a citizen in 1975. Van Hemert, who works for Los Angeles County, also has a doctorate in psychology. One of her top priorities is improving the vocational alternatives available to high school students. She would like students to have alternative high schools they can attend to learn trades like woodworking and plumbing, with only a basic academic curriculum. “The children in this state need a chance for a better future,” she said. Her other issues include helping small business by removing state restrictions and further reforms of the workers’ compensation system. She would like to improve traffic congestion through the building of a monorail system. Conrad Stefan Frankowski, a human resources executive from Woodland Hills, is the Libertarian Party’s only candidate in the 41st Assembly district. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventGroveman has spent much of his career working on environmental issues, first as an environmental attorney for the city of Los Angeles and later for the county district attorney. If elected, Groveman would like the state to aggressively pursue polluters by stiffening penalties for repeat offenders and by scientific “fingerprinting” of chemicals in hazardous cargo carried off the coast. To fight traffic congestion, he would like to see the state use more computerized traffic signals and copy a Houston program in which towing companies must move cars involved in freeway crashes within six minutes. He would also like community colleges to offer free tuition. “I have a 26-year history of problem-solving and taking on big battles and getting good outcomes and I want to take that to Sacramento,” Groveman said. last_img read more

DONEGAL NEW YORK STALWART PAUL PRESENTS NO23 JERSEY TO JOE BROLLY

first_imgNEW YORK Police Department GAA stalwart Paul McCormack has presented the force’s coveted No23 jersey to Derry legend Joe Brolly.Ballybofey man Paul was showing his support for Brolly’s Opt For Life campaign which aims to make organ donation more widespread in Ireland, north and south.Paul was meeting Joe at the Dail ahead of a meeting seeking support from political parties. The No23 jersey represents the 23 NYPD officers who lost their lives in 9/11.Find out moreTweets by Lifeyourlegacy  DONEGAL NEW YORK STALWART PAUL PRESENTS NO23 JERSEY TO JOE BROLLY was last modified: June 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Arsenal target’s agent set for talks with club

first_imgThe agent of Arsenal target Lucas Torreira has met with Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero to thrash out his client’s future.The Gunners are working to sign the midfielder this summer and have made an offer of £26.5m. 2 Lucas Torreira’s career Torreira has emerged as one of the finest young midfielders in Europe They are both ready to make formal offers too, and as a result, according to Il Secolo XIX, Torreira’s agent has met Sampdoria president Ferrero.The two met to discuss where the Uruguayan wants to be playing next season as it is likely his release clause will be activated. That is over the 22-year-old’s £22m release clause, but it would allow Arsenal to pay the fee in instalments rather than upfront.Several other clubs remain interested in Torreira, though, including Borussia Dortmund and Napoli.center_img Club2014-15: Pescara (5 apps / 0 goals)2015-ongoing: Sampdoria (71 apps / 4 goals)2015-16: Pescara (loan) (29 apps / 4 goals)International2018-ongoing: Uruguay (3 apps / 0 goals) Arsenal remain the frontrunners for Torreira, but it is possible Sampdoria could be swayed to go with an offer that is paid in full now.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Arsenal have made an offer to sign Torreira 2last_img read more

MONSIGNOR MARTIN ‘HUMBLED’ AS HE IS APPOINTED AS SUCCESSOR TO CARDINAL BRADY

first_imgTHE DERRY Diocese is set to lose one of its leading clerics after the Vatican appointed Monsigner Eamon Martin today to succeed Cardinal Sean Brady.Mgr Martin had been running the Derry Diocese – which covers parts of Derry, Donegal, Tyrone and Antrim – since replacing Bishop Seamus Hegarty who stood down last year in the wake of the Donegal paedophile scandals.It means the Derry Diocese will still have to find a new priest to become Bishop as Mgr Martin had been widely tipped to take the role after running the diocese as administrator. The Derry priest will take up his as the role of Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh in the next few months.He refers to the paedophile scandals in his first statement.Here it is in full:My brothers and sisters in Christ: I have a whole mixture of feelings as I greet you today. I was shocked some days ago, when I heard Archbishop Brown say that Pope Benedict XVI had nominated me as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh. I am very conscious of the great trust that the Holy Father has placed in me, but in truth I have to admit it was with considerable nervousness and trepidation that I accepted his call. So it means a lot to me that you are here today – thank you for this very warm welcome. Archbishop Brown, I appreciate you taking the time to be with us and all your support. And thank you, Cardinal Brady and Bishop Clifford for welcoming me here to Armagh and for your encouragement in recent days. No doubt today, Cardinal Brady, brings back memories of when you were ordained as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh back in February 1995. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the Archdiocese over many years. I very much look forward to working with you. Over the past few days, I have reflected a lot on this new calling from God in my life. I am humbled and honoured to serve as bishop in this historic Archdiocese of Armagh. I feel like the apostles in chapter 5 of Luke’s Gospel, being called by Our Lord to be courageous, to ‘put out into the deep’ (Luke 5:4). And as I come to this wonderful place, Armagh, the Christian heart of Ireland – I find myself like St Patrick praying for:God’s strength to pilot me, God’s wisdom to guide me,God’s word to speak for me,God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect meI have much to learn from all of you, the people, religious and priests of Armagh and I look forward to listening to you and benefiting from your experience and wisdom. Indeed, I will concentrate my initial efforts on getting to know you. At the same time it is only natural that I feel sorry that I will soon be leaving my native Diocese of Derry where I have been privileged to serve God’s people for the past twenty-five years. During this Year of Faith I have been reflecting on my own journey of faith. I am deeply grateful to my mother and my late father who handed the faith on to me, and taught me to pray. I’m conscious of the teachers who enabled me to learn more about God and the Church and helped my relationship with Jesus to grow stronger. I have been blessed in my family and close personal friends whose love and sacrifices have supported me on my journey as a priest. They have never stopped encouraging me, including sometimes having to bring me to my senses and keep my feet on the ground!We live in a time of great change, challenge and opportunity. It is a time, as the psalms say, to ‘sing a new song to the Lord’. There is need for renewal in the church, so that the message of Christ, in all its richness, is presented in ways which engage a new generation. There is a need for a mature relationship between church and society, in both parts of this island, and people of faith have a vital role to play. It would hugely impoverish our faith if we were expected to ‘leave it at home’ or ‘keep it for Sundays’, excluding it from our conversations and actions in daily life. I believe it would equally impoverish society if the fundamental convictions of faith were unable to be heard in public debate; it would diminish our understanding of the human person and dilute the concept of the common good. In these days of recession and financial crisis, many people are struggling to find work, pay the bills and keep food on the table. And there are other kinds of poverty around us – a poverty of meaning in life, a poverty of purpose, a poverty of hope. Today, more than ever, people of faith are called to present to the world ‘a coherent ethic of life’ – one which knits together a conviction about the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the person, with a commitment to solidarity and the family, to the fair distribution of goods and environmentally sustainable development, to justice and peace.As Christians, we are not there to impose, but to invite; we are not there simply to oppose, but to convince others of the truth of Christ’s teaching and to offer them the gift and message of salvation. We say to everyone in our society, as Blessed Pope John Paul II did: ‘Do not be afraid, the Gospel is not against you, but for you’, or as Pope Benedict XVI put it: ‘if we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great’.I look forward to getting to know Archbishop Clarke and the other Christian Church leaders. It is important that we encourage dialogue and seek common cause with all groups and individuals who are working for the common good. The continued threats from those who appear not to want lasting peace, and the tensions on our streets in recent days, remind us how important it is to work more closely together for true and lasting reconciliation. There is still much to be done in healing the wounds caused by division and mistrust. We in the Churches can play out part – inspired by the Word of God which speaks clearly to us about conversion, repentance and forgiveness. One of the greatest challenges facing our Church is to acknowledge, live with, and learn from the past, including the terrible trauma caused by abuse. I think today of all those who have been abused by clergy, and the hurt and betrayal they have experienced. As the words on the Healing Stone at the International Eucharistic Congress remind us – they have been left with a lifelong suffering.I am saddened that many good Catholics were let down so badly over the issue of abuse and that some have even stopped practising their faith. It saddens me because I love God and I love the Church that I serve. I believe that faith in Jesus Christ brings meaning and purpose to our lives and gives hope and healing to anyone who feels broken or in despair.As Church, we must continue in our efforts to bring healing to victims and ensure that young people are always protected, respected and nurtured. I bring with me the experience of working on the National Board for Safeguarding Children, alongside Mr Ian Elliott and his team. We can never take for granted that the safeguarding systems we have in place are robust and failsafe.Although I am a little fearful in taking on this role of service, I am also enthusiastic. Fifty years ago, the Second Vatican Council was taking place in Rome. The work of the Council remains our work today, and its documents provide our compass as we strive to bring renewal to every area of church life. I shall hold on to the vision of the International Eucharistic Congress – the People of God, in communion with Christ and with one another, sent out from the Eucharist to glorify the Lord by their lives and to announce the Good News. We are all called to a deep personal friendship with Jesus Christ who is really present in the Eucharist and who speaks to us in his Word. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! He gives us the courage to ‘put out into the deep’ and accept our share of responsibility for the past, the present and the future. Please continue to pray that God grant me the health and strength I need to do his will, and that, under the protection of Mary Queen of Ireland, my ministry may help to bring hope, renewal and joy to the People of God.MONSIGNOR MARTIN ‘HUMBLED’ AS HE IS APPOINTED AS SUCCESSOR TO CARDINAL BRADY was last modified: January 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MONSIGNOR MARTIN ‘HUMBLED’ AS HE IS APPOINTED AS SUCCESSOR TO CARDINAL BRADYlast_img read more

DONEGAL DARTS PLAYERS CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS AFTER DUBLIN VICTORY

first_imgAll-Ireland Champions 2014…DonegalDONEGAL’S DARTS players have been crowned All-Ireland champions tonight – after thrashing Dublin in the finalThe Donegal men beat Wexford in the semi-final 7-5 and faced a daunting task against Dublin who had whipped Mayo 7-2 in their semi-final.But the Donegal men waltzed to a final victory, beating Dublin 7-2, in the final in Ennis, Co Clare. Congrats to all the players – John Flood, Derek Quinn, Ger Porter, John Murray, Sean Wilson, Paddy Boyce, Charlie Grant, Mike Nulty, Clive Aiken, Martin McCloskey, Barry McBride, Junior Coyle, Paul Leech, Michael Leech, Francie Begley, PJ McLaughlin, Anthony Whoriskey and Noel O’Donnell.The Donegal women’s darts team also had a great tournament but were beaten in the deciding set of the quarter-final by Wexford on a scoreline of 4-3. DONEGAL DARTS PLAYERS CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS AFTER DUBLIN VICTORY was last modified: February 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:All-Ireland championsDartsDonegal Teamdublinlast_img read more