St Catherine High School and Excelsior High are two evenly matched teams. Even at the semi-final stage of the Walker Cup football competition, the teams have won the same number of games and have only been beaten two times. The two schools have scored more than 40 goals and conceded fewer than seven. Both teams played out of Group E in the first round of the Manning Cup and were only troubled when they played against each other. In the first leg, St Catherine blanked Excelsior 2-0, and in the return leg, Excelsior handed the school from St Johns Road their first defeat of the season, winning 2-1. Excelsior, who last won the Walker Cup in 2008, are desperate to end their 10-year schoolboy football trophy drought. “Winning the Walker Cup will be a catalyst to us getting back to where we used to be, so I hope we can win and go to the final and win again,” said Excelsior coach Daniel Riley ahead of today’s feature semi-final at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. And St Catherine, whose trophy case is still empty, believe that they can change that this year. “This is the first time we are reaching the semi-finals of the Walker Cup. The school has reached the semi-finals in the Manning Cup, and we want to compete for the trophy, but first we must approach this semi-final with a lot of intensity and zest, and if we are able to do that, then we can come out on top,” St Catherine’s coach, Anthony Patrick, said. The match is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Spanish Town Prison Oval today. In the 1 p.m. curtain raiser at the venue, Hydel High will face Cumberland High. 1 p.m: Hydel High vs Cumberland 3 p.m: Excelsior High vs St Catherine High Today’s matches
Carter FormulaIn wake of suggestions that the Carter Formula has outlived its usefulness, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he was willing to participate in meaningful discussions to develop a replacement.A former Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of Jamaica compiled a report on the need for Guyana to redraft and modernise its electoral laws.In that report, he argued that the Carter Formula was outdated and there was need for a new process.Prompted for his views on such a contention, Jagdeo told reporters that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was open to partaking in discussions to bring about reforms.“Right now, we have Formula in our Constitution that governs the machinery, the leadership of GECOM [Guyana Elections Commission) and how it conducts itself and it is that formula that we are trying to ensure is applied in a manner that is consistent with our Constitution. At this stage, it’s the only formula that we have. If in the future that is changed, then we will participate in discussions on the change, providing that they can assure, in a highly pollicised environment like ours, the same things that I have stated, of an independent, impartial, fair elections machinery,” he explained.Jagdeo added that any such changes would require constitutional reform, but given Government’s approach, such a process seemed far from becoming a reality.“In this climate, it seems very difficult to predict that we will have those any time before the next elections,” Jagdeo observed.Carter FormulaGuyana’s 1980 Constitution was amended to incorporate the Carter Formula, which was proposed by the Carter Centre, for the fair selection of the Chairman and Commissioners of GECOM.The Formula outlined that the Opposition Leader submit a list of six nominees for the President’s consideration for the post of GECOM Chair.The qualifications of the Chairman were also expanded to include “any other fit and proper person” in addition to ‘Judge-type’ individuals.After the 1992 elections, this temporary amendment to the Constitution lapsed. However, for the Local Government Elections in 1994, the Constitution was then again temporarily amended, incorporating the Carter Formula for the purposes of the Local Government Elections, with one addendum: the list of names must not be “unacceptable” to the President.The amended Carter Formula was used again in the 1997 elections, with the Constitution again being amended in 1995, capturing the Formula.During the 1999-2001 constitutional reform process, the Carter Formula was eventually incorporated permanently into Article 161 of the Constitution by Act Number Two of 2000.ChangeThe report, titled “Final Report on Redrafting and Modernising the Electoral Laws of Guyana”, said the erosion of confidence in GECOM is in part due to the failure of the Carter-Price Formula to enable decisions to be taken on a timely basis and with a measure of consensus.The report proposed the adaptation of an independent Electoral Management Body (EMB), which would fix all the issues which the Carter-Price Formula fails to address.The report said that the EMB approach avoided party nominees as Commissioners, and instead used a participatory format that entailed three levels of screening before the names of independent individuals were submitted to the President for formal appointment.Constitutional reformAlthough the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) campaigned vociferously on the need for constitutional reform, it has seemingly lost interest in this process. At least, this is according to former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran, who penned his views in his weekly blog, “The Conversation Tree”. The coalition had committed to the establishment of a Constitution Reform Committee with a mandate to complete consultations, draft amendments and present same to the National Assembly for approval within nine months. So far, Government has appointed a committee headed by Attorney and former AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes to examine the process for constitutional reform. While the committee presented its report to Government almost a year ago, no progress has since been seen.
WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has done away with the prison sentence. He may yet forgive the crime. Bush on Tuesday left open the possibility of an eventual pardon for former top White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, just a day after commuting Libby’s jail time. “As to the future, I rule nothing in or nothing out,” Bush said when asked about whether he might pardon Libby before leaving office in January 2009. The president’s stance, on one level, was merely practical. When he commuted Libby’s 2 -year prison term in the CIA leak case on Monday, a court ruling had made jail time imminent. Bush has plenty of time to consider a pardon, depending on how Libby’s appeals go. “I made a judgment, a considered judgment,” the president added. “I stand by it.” Bush took heat from the left and the right. The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page said Bush’s unwillingness to pardon Libby was “another profile in non-courage.” On the other side, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said of the prospect of eventual pardon for Libby: “The motto of this administration seems to be: When you’re in a hole up to your neck, keep digging.” Unlike the commutation, a pardon would wipe away Libby’s felony conviction. White House officials cautioned against reading too much into Bush’s comment that he wouldn’t rule out a pardon. Spokesman Tony Snow – directly addressing those arguing for a pardon – said the jury system must be respected. The commutation created confusion about whether Libby could still serve his two-year term of supervised release – a form of probation available only to people who have completed their prison term. Walton ordered prosecutors and attorneys to suggest how to continue. Under supervised release, Libby would have to submit written reports to probation officers each month and secure full-time employment. He would be prohibited from traveling without permission. Libby is not yet eligible to apply for a pardon under the Justice Department’s guidelines. Criminals must wait at least five years after completing their sentences before they can apply for presidential pardons, although Bush could unilaterally issue him one. Some lawyers said Bush’s statement about Libby’s harsh sentence showed that the administration was out of touch with today’s federal sentencing guidelines. People like Libby – first-time, nonviolent offenders – receive lengthy sentences every day, they said. “This was a very common sentence, not a startling sentence,” said former federal prosecutor Scott L. Fredericksen, who has served under ever president since Ronald Reagan. Defense attorney and former prosecutor E. Lawrence Barcella noted that politicians keep making sentencing guidelines stricter. “Nothing turns a conservative into a liberal faster than a conviction. It’s amazing how quickly they actually start thinking about people’s civil liberties,” he said. Three of every four people convicted of obstruction of justice have been sent to prison over the past two years, a total of 283 people, according to federal judiciary data. The average term was more than five years. The largest group of defendants was sentenced to between 13 and 31 months in prison, exactly where Libby would have fallen on the charts. Libby, 56, is the only person charged in the leak scandal, which erupted after CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson’s identity was revealed in a 2003 syndicated newspaper column. Libby was not the source for that leak and neither of the two Bush administration officials who provided the information was ever charged. Left open is whether Bush will pardon Libby on his way out the door. “To do a pardon at the moment in which the president is the least accountable of his entire term – that’s problematic,” said Brian Kalt, a law professor who studies presidential pardons at Michigan State University. “It’s also very tempting, which is why it has happened.” President Clinton pardoned 140 people on his last day in office, including fugitive financier Marc Rich – whose lawyer was Libby. On Christmas Eve in 1992, just before he left office, the President H.W. Bush pardoned former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and a CIA official as they awaited trial on Iran-Contra charges, as well as four other administration officials who had pleaded or been found guilty in the affair.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bush’s words had political significance, too. By keeping his options open, he offered hope to the conservative members of his own party who believe he should go further in pardoning Libby. He also kept alive a controversy that could follow him to the last day of his presidency. Libby, who once wielded enormous influence as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of lying and obstructing justice in a probe into the leak of a CIA operative’s identity. The long-running case meant the end of Libby’s government career and dovetailed with the broader troubles of Bush’s second term in office. Bush abruptly commuted Libby’s prison sentence – an unusual step, given that it had not yet begun – five hours after a federal appeals court panel ruled that Libby could not delay his prison term. Bush left intact the sentence of two years probation and a $250,000 fine, citing a need for some accountability. In his first public comments on the matter on Tuesday, Bush defended his rationale. “I felt like the jury verdict ought to stand, and I felt like some of the punishments that the judge determined were adequate should stand,” Bush said after visiting wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. “But I felt like the 30-month sentencing was severe.”
Understandably, Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev are keen to keep defender Aleksander Dragovic.Arsenal have most recently been linked with a summer transfer for the 24-year-old Austrian, while Man United were rumoured to be lining up a move in January.And in Dynamo’s Europa League last 16 defeat to Everton, many United fans, as well as some Liverpool supporters, were impressed by Dragovic.See below for some of the tweets and for all the latest transfer rumours click here. 1 Aleksander Dragovic impressed fans playing for Dynamo Kiev against Everton
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Local analysts were impressed by Villaraigosa’s natural presence on camera, saying the “poised and well-spoken” mayor would likely appeal to the millions of Latino viewers who tuned in nationwide. “He has great diction and a measured pace when he’s speaking,” said Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. “For the Latino community, he’s seen as a beacon of hope that at long last, we may have a local politician whose national presence and respect seems to be growing.” While emphasizing that Democrats want to “end the culture of corruption and bring honesty and integrity back in government,” Villaraigosa’s response also paralleled some of Bush’s points, such as energy independence and a strong public education system. Though Villaraigosa called the Bush administration’s fiscal policies “reckless,” noting that America’s debt will rise to nearly $8.2 trillion, Regalado and others commended the mayor’s decision to avoid direct attacks on the president or the Republican Party. “I know that some Democrats were not happy that he did not take the president to task, but Antonio did it in his style,” Regalado said. “What he didn’t want to do is appear nasty, just responsive. He didn’t go overboard in attacking Bush, instead talking about his own background.” Republican and local political analyst Allan Hoffenblum agreed that Villaraigosa’s largely nonpartisan response was a wise choice. “The bottom line is that while his response wasn’t fiercely partisan, a lot of the problems he addressed and was critical about are the same issues he’s going to have to solve on a local level,” Hoffenblum said. Having a mayor from the second-largest city in the nation offer a response in Spanish also was a good move for Democrats, whose views can be spread through an increasingly popular mayor, Hoffenblum said. But Hoffenblum was hesitant to say whether Latino voters would be swayed by the Democratic Party. “It was very wise of the Democrats to have a response in Spanish, and I think it was indicative of his prestige,” Hoffenblum said. “However, the point is Latinos are not homogeneous. They have every bit of different views as everyone else. Antonio is not the spokesman for all Latinos.” After his speech, televised locally on Spanish-language station KMEX, Villaraigosa said he was both proud and humbled by his selection to be one of two Democrats to provide a response to the State of the Union address. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In one of his most important national addresses to date, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave a Spanish-language response to President George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech Tuesday – criticizing the president’s policies on the War on Terror and spending, but steering clear of a cut-and-dried partisan stance, analysts said. Speaking from Getty House, the official mayoral residence in Hancock Park, Villaraigosa’s six-minute speech to the nation’s Spanish-speaking audience on behalf of Democrats evoked the theme of the American dream to drive home his message of unity. “Where else could someone like me – the son and grandson of immigrants – get a second chance in life and go on to become the mayor of the second-largest city of the greatest nation in the world?” the Democratic mayor asked. “In the end, it really doesn’t matter whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican or an independent … We are all part of one American family.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleOf the two, Borden, whose father is successful professional wrestler Sting (real name Steve Borden), could probably play at larger schools. At 6 feet 1 inch tall and 210 pounds in weight, he’s powerful and fast enough to break long touchdowns. Ozorizzi is 6 feet tall and weighs just 150 pounds, but there has never been a faster quarterback at Santa Clarita Christian, which often runs a quarterback sweep. A serious football player who trains privately with former Hart star Ted Iacenda, Borden is happy at Santa Clarita Christian. “I thought about it a lot, but I could never leave. I don’t want to be anywhere else but here,” Borden said. Borden’s father, a former Hart basketball player, is quite an athlete compared to most pro wrestlers: He’s a 6-foot-3, 250-pounder who was a slam-dunk jumper in high school. Garrett could eventually be as big as his dad. As things are, he’s a lot tougher than most eight-man starters. “He’s really worked hard and done a lot of physical training,” Santa Clarita Christian coach Garrick Moss said of Borden. “Against Windward, he just stiff-armed guys and ran right through some tackles. He’s very fast, too. He ran the 100 (meter dash) in club track and won just about every race.” Ozorizzi, who also plays basketball and baseball, is among a core group of seniors who have been together since the first grade at the tiny school tucked behind the Edwards Cinema complex. “I’ve made some really tight friends here, so I’ve never thought about leaving,” Ozorizzi said. “I enjoy it here a lot.” Ozorizzi is also an honor student with a 4.0 grade-point average. Nearly 100 percent of Santa Clarita Christian graduates attend college, and Ozorrizzi is hoping to go to Caltech or UCLA. “He’s just a very smart football player, and he’s also very calm, which is something you don’t see in quarterbacks a lot of time,” Moss said. “He’s also got a real good sense of vision and for finding the open field.” Santa Clarita Christian looks for its third victory at First Lutheran (0-2) of Sylmar at 1 p.m. Saturday. Last year, the team didn’t make the playoffs, but Santa Clarita Christian usually is among the section’s best. The Cardinals figure to have its usual crowd of 100 or so, but never will the school see a spectacle resembling big-time high school football. That’s OK with Borden and Ozorizzi. They’re not worried about playing in such anonymity. They’re too busy simply having fun and enjoying the game. Sounds crazy, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – You don’t always hear the roar of the crowd in the quiet world of eight-man football, but Garrett Borden and David Ozorizzi are making some noise at Santa Clarita Christian High. Borden, a junior running back, and Ozorizzi, a senior quarterback who learned the game just one year ago, have helped the Cardinals (2-0) defeat Bethel Christian of Lancaster 50-0 and respectable Windward of L.A. 49-0. Both games were shortened because of eight-man’s 45-point mercy rule. These two are not about to make you forget J.J. DiLuigi and Ben Longshore just down the street at mighty Canyon High, but Borden and Ozorizzi have done their best to bring respectability to a level of football that most don’t take seriously. After sitting out the first game while recovering from a hip injury, Borden rushed for 141 yards on nine carries with three touchdowns, including a 55-yarder, in the victory over Windward. Ozorizzi rushed for 194 yards and accounted for five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) against Bethel Christian, followed with 134 yards rushing and three touchdowns against Windward.
Today Nightlife: Carnivale di Venezia What: Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at Carnivale di Venezia. Space is limited. Tickets: $60 per person in advance; $100 per couple in advance; and $75 per person at the door. RSVP to (661) 288-0000. When: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeWhere: Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall Nightlife: Laugh in the New Year What: Celebrate the New Year from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for the East Coast New Year and from 8:30 p.m. to midnight for the West Coast New Year. The double headliner show will feature Brian Sheil and Lisa Gay Trembley. The evening will include dinner, party favors, noise makers, Time Square on the big screen and a champagne toast. Tickets: $60. Call (661) 259-2291 for reservations. For information, visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. When: 5:30-9 p.m. and 8:30-midnight Where: J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia General: New Year’s Eve at Mountasia What: A favorite local hangout is having a special deal for New Year’s Eve with unlimited play specials. You can get your fill of go carts, rock climbing wall, miniature golf, bumper boats and laser tag for $24.99 for 3 hours or $29.99 all day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you’re not a football fan, come back from noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 1. For information, call (661) 253-4386. When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Where: Mountasia, 21516 Golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita Nightlife: “Super 70s” at Santa Clarita Lanes What: You can rock to the music of the 1970s while you try to bowl a perfect game. The $10 per person charge includes bowling and shoes. Call (661) 254-0540. When: 9-11 p.m. Where: Santa Clarita Lanes, 21615 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus Nightlife: Music, Lights and Bowling What: Celebrate and early New Year’s Eve with your family with music, lights and three hours of bowling for $40 per lane. Up to five people per lane are welcome, and while reservations are encouraged, walk-in spots may be available. Call (661) 222-9080. When: 5-8 p.m. Where: Valencia Lanes, 23700 W. Lyons Ave., Valencia Monday Day Activities: New Year’s Calorie Burner Hike What: Join our annual calorie burner up the Los Pinetos Trail. It’s a moderate 6-mile, 1,400-foot gain to the ridge between the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. You will be rewarded with an outstanding view of the two valleys. Meet at noon at the Walker Ranch entrance to Placerita Canyon Nature Center. Bring water, snack and lugsoled shoes. Serious rain cancels. Call hike leaders Ray and Geraldine Lorme at (661) 296-0246. When: noon Where: Meet at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall Friday Music: Instrument Petting Zoo What: All ages can have fun learning about orchestral instruments at the “Zoo.” A professional symphony musician will give a demonstration and guide participants as they try out the instruments. Call (661) 284-6044. When: 7-8 p.m. Where: Borders Books & Music, 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia Saturday Volunteering: Volunteer Orientation at Nature Center What: Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Nature Center and Park. This orientation is offered the first Saturday of each month. When: 10-11 a.m. Where: Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall Sunday, Jan. 7 Day Activities: Bird of Prey Presentation What: Learn about local birds of prey during this monthly presentation. Meet at the park office. Call (661) 268-0840. When: 11 a.m. Where: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce Tuesday, Jan. 9 Day Activities: 40+ Fitness Program What: A new 40+ Fitness Program with ACE Certified fitness trainer Linda Bennett. Low-impact aerobics and dance classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.; pilates classes will be held at 9:45 a.m. Bring a mat and bottled water. Cost is $5 per class/seniors 60 and over, and $6 non-senior or $35-45/month. For information, call (661) 259-9444. When: 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Where: Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus Volunteering: Relay for Life Committee Meeting What: Relay For Life 2007 will be held June 2-3 in Central Park. The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s fight against all forms of cancer. The Committee planning the upcoming fundraiser will meet Jan. 9, Feb. 13 and March 13 at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The meetings are open to anyone interested in helping to organize this year’s relay. For information, call (661) 298-0886, Option 3, or visit the local Relay For Life Web site at www.scvrelay.org. When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The challenge encourages visitors to walk, run, bike, paddle or swim at least 25 miles, or ride on horseback 100 miles, by Nov. 31.Those who do will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including a 2017 Annual Entrance Pass, Outdoor Indiana magazine subscriptions, DNR camping gift cards and State Park Inns gift certificates.As a bonus to celebrate the centennial, anyone who completes 100 miles, or 200 miles on horseback, by Nov. 31 will receive a free Indiana State Parks commemorative centennial coin.Indiana State Parks director Dan Bortner said state parks offer hundreds of miles of trails that wind past lakes, climb big hills, wander through deep forests and canyons, and explore prairies. Many locations also offer accessible hard-surface trails, he said.“All of these pathways offer opportunities for exercise,” Bortner said. “They also offer the added benefit of just being outdoors, where it is possible to shed the worries and challenges of daily life for a little while.”Participants must download and keep a Fitness Challenge log that documents their visits to state parks and get a signature from park staff each time they visit.The log, and additional information on the challenge, is at dnr.IN.gov/healthy.To see other ways to celebrate Indiana State Parks centennial year, visit INStateParks100.com.To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov. The most beautiful fitness centers in the state are turning 100 this year, and Hoosiers are being encouraged to celebrate by getting outside and getting healthy.Indiana State Parks is celebrating its centennial year in 2016 and one way it is commemorating the milestone is with the Centennial Fitness Challenge.
January 13, 2018Harrison County Inmate RosterDouglas, Christopher W.Domestic BatteryBatteryResisting Law EnforcementHaag, Adam B.OWI .08-.14OWI EdangermentOperate ATV under influence of Alcoholinc beverage Malone, Kristina C.Dealing in Cocaine or a Narcotic DrugCagle, Morgan E.Dealing in Methamphetamine
Johannesburg, Sunday 9 October 2011: Following today’s match between the Bokke and Australia, South Africa is disappointed that we will not bring the Webber Ellis Cup back to our shores. But with the internationally hailed demonstration of sportsmanship, skill, unity and leadership by our team, South Africa leaves the tournament with its reputation for sporting excellence secure and citizen participation standing remain intact.Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa said: “Despite their loss the Springbok team has made the South African nation proud. Throughout the country, indeed throughout the world, millions of South Africans have played their part by waving our flag with hope and wearing our jersey with pride – all in support of our team.“Once again we have demonstrated the unifying and uplifting power of sport. Indeed we are world-renowned not just for sporting excellence but for showing how sport can unite a nation and make history.“In New Zealand, our global South African community have further enhanced our reputation for friendliness, passion and pride in our nation.As Brand South Africa we call upon every South African to continue to keep the the pride, passion and spirit of our rugby world cup campaign alive.”