GECOM completes encoding of House-to-House data

first_img…to send 2nd batch of data for fingerprint cross-matching overseas…Commissioner urges GECOM Chair to settle outstanding questionsThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Secretariat has finally completed the encoding process for the House-to-House Registration data that was accumulated during the recent exercise with the fingerprints captured now expected to be sent overseas for cross-matching.GECOM Commissioner Sase GunrajThis was explained at the conclusion of Tuesday’s statutory meeting by GECOM Commissioner, Sase Gunraj. According to Gunraj, he was presented with a fingerprint cross-matching report catering for approximately 180,000 registrants.This data was received from overseas, having been sent prior to the entire encoding being completed in order to help fast track the process. Gunraj noted that he will have to peruse the report before he makes more pronouncements on its contents.In his engagement with the media, Government-nominated Commissioner Charles Corbin had explained that the data gleaned from the encoding process will be put up for public scrutiny from tomorrow. Gunraj noted, however, that there is much uncertainty about this approach.“We discussed the House-to-House data. Specifically, we got back a report from the fingerprint cross-matching on a part of that data. What we are looking at now is what to do with it. A proposal is to publicise it for public scrutiny, but then to what end?” Gunraj explained to the media.“My questions at the meeting were, when you post it for public scrutiny, how does one deal with it? Is one allowed to make an objection? Is one allowed to make a claim? Is one allowed to ask questions about entries on that list? Those are questions that have to be answered by the Secretariat. Up to the present time we have not received any proposal as to how those issues will be treated.”Gunraj also explained that the data that wasn’t captured in the previous batch of data that was sent overseas will now be sent overseas to be cross-matched. He could not say when this final batch would be returned.Other issues, such as the removal of the names of persons who have not uplifted identification cards, were not ventilated on Tuesday. According to Gunraj, his absence at last week’s meeting and the absence of Government-nominated Commissioner Vincent Alexander precluded any decisions being taken on the issue.Only last week, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had expressed concerns about the likelihood of rigged elections in light of a proposal by a Government-nominated Commissioner at GECOM to strike off some 20,000 names from the voters’ list for failure to uplift their identification (ID) cards.GECOM Chair Retired Justice Claudette SinghJagdeo condemned the proposal, which was made by Alexander, stating that such a move would be unconstitutional and would result in thousands of persons being disenfranchised.He told the media that the proposal was “downright illegal”.He reminded that the very Chairperson of GECOM, Retired Justice Claudette Singh in 1997 had invalidated the results of that year’s elections in her ruling that an ID card was not required for a Guyanese to cast a vote at an election here.“She [Justice Singh] ruled against it and invalidated the results of the elections … So now, it is even worse: although you don’t need an ID card to vote, you can show up in the polling place, you can use your passport, your ID card or you can swear to an oath and vote. They want to take off and not just to cancel the ID cards which they have a right to do if they want to, but they want to take those names off the voters’ list.”Jagdeo also reminded that acting Chief Justice Roxane George recently had ruled that the names of persons on the voters’ list could not be removed for any reason outside of those outlined in Guyana’s Constitution – that is death or insanity.Settle outstanding questionsMeanwhile, Commissioner Corbin also noted that the time has come for Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, retired Justice Claudette Singh, to take a stand on certain matters. He pointed out that this is necessary in order to move the process forward.“I think all the views associated with how to treat with all the data available to us, how to treat with all the transactions that are to be conducted during claims and objections, I think they have all been properly ventilated. I think positions have been adopted by all members of the Commission.”“And I think that at this point, from my assessment, it is a question of decisions that have to be made. What has been happening is there has been a repetition of views… as a result of all the information available. So at this point in time, I think the Chairman will have to weigh in with a definitive decision on where to go, because time is slipping. We have until the 11th of next month to complete the process,” Corbin said.last_img read more

Witness saw bloody victim, gun

first_imgClarkson died from a shot fired from a gun inside her mouth. The defense claims she killed herself. Four women have testified Spector threatened them with guns when they tried to leave his presence. Desouza spoke in accented English and was asked several times whether he had been able to fully understand Spector. The Brazilian-born driver said he had no problem understanding him. The defense is expected to contend Desouza didn’t actually understand what Spector said when he came out of his house. He said he worked frequently for Spector who paid him $30 an hour as a driver. For a time, he said, he ferried Spector around in his classic 1964 white Rolls-Royce. But on the fateful night he was driving a brand new Mercedes-Benz S430 that Spector had just purchased. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I saw the legs of the lady,” he said. “I stepped inside and I saw the blood on her face.” At one point Desouza stood up in the witness box and at the request of prosecutor Alan Jackson demonstrated how Spector held the pistol in his right hand against his body, the barrel pointing to his left. “I saw a little bit of blood on this finger,” the witness said, extending his right index finger. The chauffeur said he had delivered Spector and Clarkson to the home about two hours earlier. He said he first heard a “pow,” got out of Spector’s car to see what the noise was and then got back into the car. A short time later Spector emerged from the house with the gun and made the statement, Desouza testified. Desouza, who had told the story to police and grand jurors, gave his account for the first time in public. The prosecutor illustrated his account of Spector’s night out and return home, using photos and security videos. Phil Spector stepped out of his mansion with a gun in his hand at 5 a.m. four years ago and said, “I think I killed somebody,” a chauffeur testified Tuesday in the record producer’s trial on charges of murdering actress Lana Clarkson. “What happened, sir?” Adriano Desouza said he asked Spector. The producer responded with a shrug, he said. Desouza said he looked past Spector into the foyer of his castle-like home in suburban Alhambra. last_img read more

GAA: NÓTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgBhi an búa ag an fhoireann soisear in eadan an Clochan Liath 0-18 go dti 3-8.Dimir Colin O Fearraigh, Prionsias Mac Aodh agus Michéal Mac Cealbhaigh go hiontach.Faoi 12 Sraith Go GamesChuir na foirne faoi 12 tús le sraith na Go Games nuair a d’imir siad Na Dúnaibh i Machaire Gathlán trathnóna Dé Luain. Bhí an bhua ag Gaoth Dobhair B sa chéad cluiche leis an scór 4-03 gan aon scór ag na Dúnaibh. Scóreanna uaidh Roán Ó Tuairc 2-1, Maedhbh Nic Giolla Bhríde 1-1, Mary Ní Ghallchóir 1-0 & Seán Ó Dochartaigh 0-1. Bhí an bhua ag Na Dunaibh ar Ghaoth Dobhair A sa dara cluiche le pointe amháin leis an scór 3-9 go 3-8. Bhí sár chluiche ag Seosamh Mac Aoidh sna cúil sa chéad leath as ar an droch uaidh bhí air imeacht ag leath ama. Stiofán Mac Pháidín 3-0, Éthan Ó Earcáin 0-5, Cathal Mac Giolla Easpaig 0-1, Marc Mac Pháidín 0-1 agus Dylan Ó Duibhuir 0-1.Faoi 15 Comórtas Peil na GaeltachtaTá an fhoireann faoi 15 fríd go dtí cluiche ceannais Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta tar éis an bhua a fháil ar Naomh Mícheál i Machaire Gathlán trathnóna aréir leis an scór 5-10 go 0-08. Míchéal Ó Cearbhaill 2-1, Ciarán Mac Aoidh 2-0, Seosamh Mac Pháidín 1-1, Éamonn Ó Coilm 0-3, Kyle Mac Pháidín 0-2, Ryan Ó Ceallaigh 0-2, Dan Ó Gallchóir 0-1,Mícheál Ó Duibhir 0-1 agus Dáire Ó Baoill 0-1. Lotto CLG Ghaoth Dobhair1 3 10 22Buaiteoir amhain: Brid Duggan..Comhghairdeas!Pota oir anois €500.Cruinniú eolais do gach PnaG CLG oibrithe deonachaDé Luain 28 Bealtaine, 20:00Clubtheach, CLG Ghaoth DobhairBeidh Sceidil a bheith ar fáil le líonadh i 4 shifts uair an chloigas gach tasc i na barraí, geataí, glanadh, maoirseacht,cócaireacht, doirse, srl poiblíocht agus ar ndóigh an uileláithreach … ceapairí.Le do thoil teacht agus an sceidil a líonadh, is gá do chlub agus paróiste duit!Eolas ó: Kelly 0867927522 Louise 0872212512 Anne 0871379701Information meeting for all GAA PnaG volunteersMonday 28th May, 8pmClubhouse, CLG Gaoth DobhairSchedules will be available to be filled in 4 hour shiftsfor all tasks in the  bars, gates, cleaning, stewarding,cooking, doors, publicity etc and of course the ubiquitous…sandwiches.Please come along and fill the schedules, your club and parish need you!Further info: Kelly 0867927522 Louise 0872212512 Anne 0871379701  GAA: NÓTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: May 22nd, 2012 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:NÓTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

LIVERPOOL FAN HARTE PAYS TRIBUTE TO RED DEVILS BOSS!

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte, founder of the Oireachtas Ireland Football Supporters Club, has paid tribute to Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, following his announcement that he plans to retire at the end of the current season.Senator Harte said that Alex Ferguson was one of the most admired figures in the world’s most popular game, and that his achievements are practically second-to-none.He said that given Sir Alex’s connections to Ireland both through the thousands of Manchester United supporters in this country, and the great local players that he has managed, he would discuss with members of the recently established Oireachtas Ireland Football Supporters Club how they could appropriately honour his achievements. “While my personal loyalties are primarily to Finn Harps, Liverpool FC, and the Irish national team, I fully recognise the scale of Sir Alex Ferguson’s achievements in the game. He is and always will be a managerial legend.“Not only that, he remains an extremely socially-minded man, conscious of his roots in Glasgow and expressed through his public support for our sister party, the British Labour Party.“Given the close connections that exist between Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United, and Ireland, and the great Irish players who played under him including Kevin Moran, Paul McGrath, Roy Keane, Denis Irwin, and John O’Shea, I will discuss with my colleagues in the Oireachtas Football Supporters Club how we can organise an appropriate tribute to him.”LIVERPOOL FAN HARTE PAYS TRIBUTE TO RED DEVILS BOSS! was last modified: May 8th, 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:Alex Fergusonjimmy harteMan Utdlast_img read more

DDTV: WATCH LORRAINE GALLAGHER’S TV INTERVIEW

first_imgDDTV: The mother of Erin and Shannon Gallagher has appealed for Ask.fm to be closed down.You can read what she said on Channel Four News tonight here:ERIN’S MUM IN TV APPEAL: PLEASE CLOSE DOWN ASK.FM TO SAVE LIVESYou can also watch part of the interview by Clicking Play on the video above.   DDTV: WATCH LORRAINE GALLAGHER’S TV INTERVIEW was last modified: August 13th, 2013 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:DDTV: WATCH LORRAINE GALLAGHER’S TV INTERVIEWErin Gallaghershannon gallagherlast_img read more

Boards postpone water-plan vote

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But Pecsi also urged swift passage. “It’s only a planning document. To what level do you have to have a planning document before you can vote in favor of it?” Still, critics who found the figures presented suspect urged officials to take their time. “To me, that just indicates that, Everything is fine, folks. We’re going to pass this plan tonight,” said Ed Dunn, a former board member at both agencies who is currently running for the Newhall water board. “Don’t just brush it aside and say everything is fine. … We have to admit honesty in numbers.” Required by state law to be updated every five years, the document predicts that regional water demand could spike by 2030 to 138,300 acre-feet per year as the Santa Clarita Valley’s population jumps from 250,000 currently to more than 428,000. SANTA CLARITA – The Castaic Lake Water Agency and Newhall County Water District boards postponed a vote on a regional water-plan update projecting supply and how much growth the Santa Clarita Valley can accommodate over the next 25 years. Newhall water board President Maria Gutzeit requested a delay Wednesday because board member Randall Pfiester was absent, and the document should be voted on by the full board. Also, several CLWA directors wanted additional time to review last-minute comments submitted by critics and supporters alike. Both panels closed the public hearing to lock the document, then scheduled a final vote for Nov. 9. “I think we made the right decision,” CLWA board President William Pecsi said after the meeting. “There (was) some information that members of the board needed to look at.” Meanwhile, local water supply from all current sources – including allocations from the State Water Project, groundwater and recycled sources – is projected at 125,680 acre-feet for 2030. Proposed transfer deals, water-banking programs and decontamination of polluted wells could add about 86,700 acre-feet. An acre-foot is the amount of water required to cover one acre one foot deep, or 325,851 gallons. Groups ranging from the Sierra Club, the California Water Impact Network and the Santa Clarita Valley Well Owners Association said officials misstated supply in the water plan; it included figures from draft state reports and water transfers disputed in court. But CLWA officials said the plan is legally valid. “This will be the most reviewed water management plan in California,” CLWA director William Cooper said. “There are small things in the plan that everybody (has) little differences on. As new information becomes available, we should be able to sit down and make those changes.” Judy Reinsmar of the well owners group said usage from rural private wells remains underreported. She cited a May 2005 water report that estimated they accounted for 500 acre-feet, but an informal survey the association conducted along Bouquet and San Francisquito canyons totaled more than 1,000 acre-feet. “We’re not against the growth, but we don’t want to dry up our wells,” Reinsmar said after the meeting. Officials said the discrepancy lies in separate tallies between residential, business and agricultural uses, and would consider offering assistance on future surveys. “We have to accommodate the private users,” said Newhall Water board member Lynne Plambeck, a longtime critic of local water numbers. “I think not to do so is just hiding your head in the sand.” She also urged a deeper discussion on the possible impact of global warming, a section included for the first time this year under a state mandate. “We should include some scenarios of how it will occur,” Plambeck said. “It will be addressed by the (state) Department of Water Resources, which is much more capable than we are to address global warming,” said Dan Masnada, CLWA general manager. Activist Henry Schultz praised the water plan, but urged caution in relying too much on water from the Sacramento River Delta – it feeds the California Aqueduct, which supplies more than half of the region’s water. A recent state appellate court decision questioned the practice of exporting water to thirsty Southern California at the expense of area wildlife. “The Urban Water Management Plan is really cool,” said Schultz, a leader in the local Sierra Club chapter. “All these years we haven’t had anything (that states), here’s the water we can get, here’s the water we’ll have (to) deliver.” “But people are starting to get upset. The capability that we have of getting more water from the north is going to be suspect. … Right now, it looks like it adds up. The efforts used to get the water back is good, but we have to work to get the water.” Larry Mankin, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, was bullish about the plan. Other supporters include the Building Industry Association’s Los Angeles/Ventura chapter. “This plan is about the user,” Mankin said. “It’s about providing water to the Santa Clarita Valley at a reasonable cost. We do have water now. We will have water tomorrow.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Nicholson Of Women’s Soccer Named To NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team

first_imgSenior Sarah Grace Nicholson (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team was named to the 2016 NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) NCAA Division I Women’s All-Great Lakes Region Third Team. In her final season, Nicholson played in 17 matches at the defender position and helped Drake’s back line record a program-record 11 shutouts. Nicholson was named to the 2016 All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team for the second-consecutive season and was a two-time MVC Defensive Player of the Week award winner. This is the first NSCAA All-Region honor for Nicholson who was recognized by the NSCAA last season for her academic success with a spot on the 2015 Women’s Division I & II Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cars dented and keyed in Ballybofey attacks

first_imgThe Gardaí are seeking witnesses to two criminal damage incidents last Saturday at Carrick Crescent Estate in Ballybofey. One car was damaged as it was parked in the driveway of the owner’s house. There were a number of dents on the boot of the car as well as shoe marks left behind. Another car was also damaged at a neighbouring house where the car was keyed with additional damage. The crimes are believed to have taken place between 9pm and 11pm on the 18th of May.If anyone has any information in relation to these incidents then please call Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Cars dented and keyed in Ballybofey attacks was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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

Join in the Geocaching Adventure at the Wild Canyon Games!

first_img SharePrint RelatedWild Canyon Games 2012 – Extreme GeocachingJune 8, 2012In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 15, 2012February 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching Games Find Growing PopularityApril 18, 2012In “Community” Courtesy: Wild Canyon GamesCourtesy: Wild Canyon GamesGroundspeak is excited to field a team of seven Groundspeak Lackeys to geocache/bike/run/swim/climb/jump/swing/cliff jump/slide and zip-line their way through the Wild Canyon Games!The Wild Canyon Games is a team-based adventure race competition. Seven-member teams spend the weekend of June 3-5th competing in events like an Olympic length relay triathlon, a 50 foot canyon swing, a zip-line, the “blob”, an elevated ropes course, and a 170 square mile geocaching adventure (on foot) featuring the largest geocaching grid in the world.One Lackey says, “The games will be a challenging adventure that will test us physically, mentally and bring us all closer together… especially the geocaching portion. We’re excited!”Courtesy: Wild Canyon GamesThe weekend wraps up with a team relay race called Creek to Peak that features a 7 minute Cyclo-Cross bike ride, an obstacle course, a lake sprint swim, two mountain sprints, and much more.Companies and individuals look at the Wild Canyon Games as a great opportunity to challenge themselves and build strong bonds among teammates. The extreme adventure allows teams the chance to achieve a common goal together through their wits, stamina and most of all their ability to have fun.  At the end of each day, you’ll hear the laughter and see beaming smiles.Courtesy: Wild Canyon GamesYou can join the event, meet Lackeys and be part of the fun too. There are only a few spots left, so assemble your team and sign up quickly if you are interested in being part of the adventure!For more information, check out the Wild Canyon Games at www.wildcanyongames.orgShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Get a Great Deal on Learning Something New with TeachStreet

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#E-Learning#web TeachStreet, the online community that helps lifelong learners find teachers and classes on almost any subject, is joining the “deals” space today, launching a new feature with both an online and (for now) a local Seattle deal.This week’s online deal: $59 for a 6 month access pass to Educator.com (normally $150). This week’s local deal: $25 for a 3-class package at Arthur Murray Dance (normally $59). Share the deal with 3 friends who sign up, and yours is free.“We should have done it a year ago,” admits CEO and founder Dave Schappell. Perhaps. But the addition of deals to TeachStreet doesn’t make sense simply because of the explosion of interest in the space. Instead, TeachStreet has spent the last year or so focused on building a vibrant community of teachers and learners. There are just under a half million classes listed on the site, offered by around 100,000 teachers and schools.Unlike other sites that are focused on deals only and offer a range of discounted services – deals on spa services, restaurants, tours and the like – TeachStreet will remain focused on education. That means these deals will be targeted at quite a different consumer. Rather than pitching a service to someone who’s on the look out for a deal – any deal – the addition of deals to TeachStreet will benefit those interested in lifelong learning and will serve as another marketing vehicle for the teachers on the site. It will also add a layer of virality as well, as learners are encouraged to share the deals with friends in order to secure free classes for themselves. And in many ways, classes are more fun with other friends along. Not all teachers are required to offer deals, of course. “We offer a suite of ways to use the site,” says Schappell. That includes a number of other tools and metrics for teachers, who are able to see for example how many leads they have, how people view and click on their profiles, how many enrollments they’ve got, and so on. Adding deals to classes makes sense as lessons are the sort of thing that you want to buy multiples of. And in turn, teachers are interested in deals as those who are willing to buy multiple sessions are probably more serious students.But in the end, says, Schappell, it isn’t simply a matter of promoting just the deals, and he thinks the new feature will be a boon to all the other class-providers on the site. audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more