FORT WORTH, Texas (AP): Kevin Kisner came so close several times before finally winning on the PGA Tour. He now has another victory, withstanding a charge by Jordan Spieth at Colonial, after two more runner-up finishes this year.”You start questioning if you’re going to win again after a while,” Kisner said. “Everybody was questioning if I was ever going to win. Then I win, and then everybody questions if I was ever going to win again.”The affirmative answer came yesterday when Kisner birdied the first three holes on the back nine at Hogan’s Alley to go ahead, then finished his 4-under 66 with a clutch par save at the 18th after a wayward tee shot and an approach off the back side of the green and well below the hole.At 10-under 270, the 33-year-old Kisner finished a stroke ahead of Spieth (65), Sean O’Hair (66) and Jon Rahm (66) and earned a check of just more than US$1.2 million.Kisner was a runner-up four times, including three playoffs during the 2015 season, before winning the RSM Classic in November 2015. Then came two more runner-ups this year.Spieth was standing on a chair to see over the crowd at the 18th green after his bogey-free round when Kisner putted up the mound to five feet of the cup and then made the winning putt.”I was going to take my chances with a (par) 4 and see what happened,” said Kisner, who never considered a different club for his last two shots.Rahm, who the last two years won the Ben Hogan Award as the nation’s top college player, had just watched his 10-foot birdie chance skirt left of the hole.Spieth, who had missed consecutive cuts at The Players Championship and the AT&T Byron Nelson, was trying to become the only player other than Ben Hogan to win consecutive Colonials. Hogan won five times, including the first two in 1946 and 1947, along with consecutive wins again in 1952 and 1953.”I could look back at the end of the year and this could have been the most important round of the year,” Spieth said. “I hope that’s the case.”After starting the day five strokes behind 54-hole leader Webb Simpson, Spieth had birdies on the first two holes before a nearly 20-footer lipped out at the 453-yard number three hole. He also just missed a 12-footer at number nine, and a 25-footer at the 446-yard 12th hole rolled over the left edge of the cup, and had another near-miss on a 12-footer at number 17.
Attorney Christopher Samuda was on Tuesday voted in as the new president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA). Samuda, who served as Secretary General under the immediate past president Mike Fennell, who did not seek re-election after 40 years at the helm, defeated Vishu Tolan 20 – 16 at the Association’s Annual General Meeting at its headquarters on Cunningham Avenue in Kingston.
The arguments over the basic rules of conducting the Local Government Elections (LGE), which have even escalated to court filings, augment the concerns first triggered by President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of the GECOM Chairman on the state of the democratic advance the “free and fair” elections of October 5, 1992 were supposed to have inaugurated twenty-six years ago. The advance was to have eventually ensured the “democracy” famously defined by Abraham Lincoln: “rule by the people for the people and of the people”.From this definition, democracy can be seen as having two fundamental aspects – procedural and substantive. Elections are one fundamental facet of procedural democracy, and outline the “procedure” used for “the people” to choose their representatives, who would “rule” (“govern” in our modern terminology) on their behalf.“Substantive democracy”, on the other hand, is what democracy is really all about, and it demands that “the people” be involved in the decisions that affect them as closely as possible: that is, to ensure “rule for and of the people”.Even if there were procedural democracy in a country, but not substantive democracy, the form of rule would become “totalitarian democracy”, since the people are merely rubber stamping the unilateral actions of the rulers. In Guyana, however, we have not even gone off the blocks in the race for procedural democracy if the elections are compromised. We stand, therefore, in danger of replicating the essential totalitarian regime of the PNC between 1968 and 1992, when the elections were flagrantly manipulated and rigged to ensure the PNC massive “majorities” to run roughshod over the people.Even if the results of the 2015 elections were not manipulated as claimed by the PPP, the substantive aspects of the PNC-led Government’s rule since then have been so traduced that, in concatenation with the abovementioned electoral gymnastics, the future of democracy is not only threatened, but totalitarian rule is in the air. Even if Guyana did not have a polity characterised by ethnic fissures which result in a two-party system that is ethnically exclusive, the PNC’s rule would still have excluded “the people”: they denied even their own supporters from being involved in decision-making.The most blatant example is the PNC’s refusal to meet with their four coalition partners in the “A Partnership for National Unity” (APNU) on a regular basis, so that their input on decisions can be proffered. The President recently revealed that the Junior Ministries allocated to these parties are not involved in Cabinet meetings. His refusal to implement the terms of the Cummingsburg Accord, which APNU negotiated with the Alliance for Change (AFC) – especially the promise to increase the powers of the AFC-selected Prime Minister at the expense of the PNC-selected President – effectively vitiated the supporters of that party from being anything but spectators of the decision-making process.But the impact of the lack of substantive democracy is exacerbated in our ethnically polarised country when the PNC-led Government refuses to hark to the principle of ‘audiatur et altera pars” – meaning: “listen to the other side”. The procedures and systems that were put in place by tradition and constitutional enactment to ensure Opposition’s input have been systematically stymied.In the National Assembly, the PNC-appointed Speaker routinely gags the PPP MPs by denying them the opportunity to effectively respond to governmental proposals. The Constitutional stipulations to ensure the Opposition is consulted on major decisions, such as the appointment of the GECOM Chair, have been arrogated by the president as being his “prerogative”.When the opposition Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) – with its support base ensuring it has only one seat less than the PNC-led coalition – are shut out from decisions such as the firing of 5700 sugar workers, a grave danger is posed to not only democracy, but, indeed, to the very fabric of a peaceful society. History has demonstrated that such scenarios have inevitably led to extreme actions as the excluded demand to be heard.The international community should take notice.
TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon Rondina may have fallen short in bringing the Tigresses to the top after they lost to Ateneo in the championship round but the prolific spiker believes her teammates are capable of getting the job done next season.“They’re still young and they’re going to gain more experience and together they’ll be a much stronger team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Cherry Rondina receives her award during the 2019 Collegiate Press Corps awards. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Two weeks from now, volleyball superstar Cherry Rondina will be graduating with a Bachelor of Physical Education at University of Santo Tomas.But it won’t take long before Rondina goes back to school again to fulfill her aspirations of teaching.ADVERTISEMENT “I will study again at UST, teaching units, because I really want to teach,” said Rondina in Filipino on Monday during the 2019 Collegiate Press Corps Awards Night where he was named UAAP Volleyball Player of the Year.READ: Sisi Rondina on her legacy: I gave my all for UST FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 22-year-old Rondina said she only realized she wanted to teach just recently. Coaching, however, is an entirely different story.“I just don’t see myself becoming a coach because for me, coaching would just give me problems,” Rondina, the UAAP Season 81 indoor volleyball MVP, said smiling. MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Andrew Yang’s wife details alleged sexual assault by OB-GYN Analysis: NBA Finals will decide a champion, and much more Rondina, though, cleared she would consider that option only if it’s going to be an offer from her beloved school.AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“If UST, why not? I love UST.”And that overflowing love for the black and gold pushed Rondina to be the best version of herself.READ: Breadwinner Cherry Rondina buys home for family in CebuThroughout her UAAP career, Rondina bagged four beach volleyball MVPs, led UST to four titles in the same event and spearheaded the Golden Tigresses to their first indoor volleyball finals appearance in eight years.ADVERTISEMENT
Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh has described as hypocrites terrorists who are causing global chaos yet perceive themselves to be Muslims.Forcefully condemning terrorism and suicide he said Islam does not permit aggression or terror in any form.Associate Justice Ja’neh made these assertions as guest lecturer at a workshop held last Saturday for Imams from across the country.The event was held in observance of the 20th anniversary of the National Imams Council of Liberia (NICL).“Why are these terrorists labeled Islamic terrorists when in fact Muslims themselves are the very victims of these terrorist attacks?” he asked.“The fact that these terrorists carry what appears to be the Muslims’ creed is no justification for such inhumane acts. Labeling these people as Islamist terrorists is unreasonable and unfair,” Associate Justice Ja’neh contended. And yet it is not the world or the media that describes these perpetrators as Islamic terrorists, but the terrorists themselves. For usually, after shooting people indiscriminately, the terrorists flee, often on motorbikes, announcing, “Allah is great!”Mr. Ja’neh called on NICL to come out regularly and condemn these heinous acts perpetrated by terrorists in the name of Islam.“We need to make our position on these issues known, so you need to come out and speak against these acts whenever they happen,” the Supreme Court Justice declared. He challenged Imams to learn the English language because, according to him, effective communication in English by Imams in the country will help to bridge the gaps of misunderstanding and foster better communication.Meanwhile, Justice Ja’neh, who is also a Muslim, has decried the high level of corruption in the Muslim community in Liberia, especially among Imams who are the spiritual heads of the Islamic faith.Giving an example of the corrupt activities carried out by Imams without mentioning any name, he said a prominent Imam, a few years ago, collected over US$13,000 from Muslims who were desirous of travelling to Saudi Arabia on a holy journey.“He collected the people’s money and is yet to account for it. The people were unable to make the journey. The money has not reached the National Hajj Committee of which I am a member. Unfortunately, since the incident, no Imam has spoken on this blatant community betrayal on the part of the Imam,” Justice Ja’neh charged.There is an accountability problem among Muslims, most notably Imams, who are often entrusted with community funds, said Justice Ja’neh, challenging the NICL to rise up to confront and address such ills perpetrated by their colleagues because the Quran speaks strongly against those wrongs.The revelation by Justice Ja’neh may come as a shock to many, especially non-Muslims, because of their perception of imams being more upright than their counterparts from other religions. The perceived harmony and unity in the Muslim Ummah (community) in the country is also because internal fights are kept out of the public domain.Justice Ja’neh’s revelation, however, suggests that all is not peaceful as it appears on the outside, a member of the Ummah said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The dinner basket auction will begin at 6 p.m. The Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Shelter was started 26 years ago with the help of Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who provided the site. The Valley Oasis Amigas formed in 1984 to raise money to support the shelter and its program and to educate the public about domestic violence. The group has contributed over $500,000 toward programs, development and expansion. The dinner basket auction is the Amigas’ primary fundraiser. Past auction items have included a private yacht trip, a B-2 stealth bomber model and test pilot jacket, a seven-day trip to Spain, jewelry and dinners from local restaurants. “For the last 21 years the Amigas have been committed to helping stop domestic violence in the Antelope Valley,” said Amigas President Eva Eveland. “The Amigas depends on the generosity and support of the Antelope Valley community. We would like to thank them for their generous support in helping to fight domestic violence.” For more information and for reservations, call the Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council office at (661) 723-7772 or visit the Amigas’ Web site at www.valleyoasisamigas.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley’s domestic-violence shelter will benefit from the 21st annual Starlight Garden Party. Featuring the Valley Oasis Amigas’ “Dinner Basket Auction,” the party will be held Aug. 12 at Villa de Leon, 6612 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. “The event not only provides the agency with necessary funding, but is a chance for the community to show its support for victims of domestic violence in the Antelope Valley,” said Carol Ensign, Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council executive director. The party will begin with a silent auction at 5 p.m.
1 Sandro Ramirez could leave Everton just months after joining the club for £5million Valencia are the latest club to be linked with a January move for Everton flop Sandro Ramirez.The 22-year-old arrived on Merseyside from Malaga in the summer for around £5million, but he is yet to open his scoring account for his new club.Ramirez has started just three Premier League games, with a further two appearances coming off the bench, in what has been considered a disastrous start to life in England.However, his stock remains high and there appears to be a number of clubs keen on offering Ramirez an escape route in the New Year.As talkSPORT reported this week, Inter Milan have emerged as surprising admirers of the young Spaniard as they bid to add depth to their frontline.However it has been suggested that the forward would be more keen to a return to Spain and now Valencia could offer him the chance of doing so.According to Sport, the LaLiga high flyers who currently sit second in the table, believe the former Barcelona man would be a worthwhile addition to their squad and they are lining up a January approach for him.
THE SEARCH is on today for the lucky Donegal lotto player who scooped €1M with a €6 quick pick.But last night no-one in Burtonport where the winning ticket was bought had any idea who the winner is!The Monday Million game winner bought the winning ticket in the local Spar shop near the village. The €6 Quick Pick ticket with Plus, was bought last Sunday, February 6.Now the National Lottery has revealed the winner still hasn’t come forward.One local told donegaldaily.com: “It’s the talk of the parish, but whoever it is certainly keeping their powder dry.“Or it could be they haven’t heard all the rumours and they don’t know they have the winning ticket. Fair play to whoever it is – with all the bad news and politicians canvassing it’s nice to hear some good news for a change.” And if you bought a ticket in Spar on Sunday – as the saying goes – it could be you!” The top prize of €1 million has been won for the past three Mondays” said a Lottery spokesperson.“There were three winners on Monday past with one in Donegal and the others in Louth and Meath.”The spokesperson said anyone who bought a Monday Millions ticket in the Burtonport area on Sunday night past should check their numbers asap.The winner has 90 days to claim the prize. IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU? DONEGAL PUNTER SCOOPS €1M ON LOTTO was last modified: February 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
5 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Manchester United have reportedly been told to pay £430million for Real Madrid superstar Raphael Varane. (The Star)Paul Pogba should be sold for the good of Manchester United – according to his teammates. Several disgruntled players want the France international sold so the Red Devils can focus on rebuilding in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge. (The Sun)Manchester United are signing young Spanish sensation Mateo Mejia from Real Zaragoza. (The Sun)Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has confirmed his ex-team mate Frank Lampard is in talks with the Blues over becoming their new manager. During an Instagram livevideo, a fan asked the Ivorian who he thinks would be the best Chelsea manager, to which Drogba replied: “The one who is in talks now to get the job – Frank Lampard.” (talkSPORT) getty Alexis Sanchez is getting in the way of Manchester United’s transfer plans because the Red Devils can’t find a buyer for the Chilean. Sanchez, who had has struggled for form at Old Trafford, is thought to be earning £500,000-a-week, making him the highest-paid player in the Premier League. (Daily Express)Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle when his contract expires next weekend following a dramatic fall-out with Magpies owner Mike Ashley. (Daily Mail) 5 targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer getty images – getty Real Madrid are tracking Newcastle midfielder Miguel Almiron ahead of a potential bid for the Paraguayan. Almiron became the Magpies’ record signing when he joined for £21m from Atlanta United in January. (TyC Sports)Manchester United could offer Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan as part of a swap deal which would see Mauro Icardi join the Red Devils. Antonio Conte has made Lukaku his No. 1 target at the San Siro this summer. (Daily Express) talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Sunday’s papers and online… Jean-Philippe Gbamin is a wanted man LIVING THE DREAM 5 Manchester City winger Leroy Sane will reject a move to Bayern Munich this summer. The German champions are keen to sign the 23-year-old, who fell out of favour under Pep Guardiola last season. (The Sun)Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s move to Manchester United is edging closer. The Red Devils have held further talks with Crystal Palace over signing the English right-back for an initial fee of £42.5m. (Daily Mail) getty Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 5 Romelu Lukaku scored 15 goals in all competitions for Manchester United last season Getty TOP WORK targets Aaron Wan-Bissaka is developing into a promising right-back Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 5 LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Adrian Durham discusses Aubameyang’s possible transfer to Manchester United Paris Saint-Germain have named their price for Arsenal target Christopher Nkunku. The Gunners will have to pay £13.5m to win the race for his signature. (L’Equipe)The French champions are considering a swap deal with Barcelona which would see Neymar return to Spain and Philippe Coutinho head in the opposite direction. (Times) three-way race Derby are set to make a last-ditch attempt to stop their manager Frank Lampard joining Chelsea by offering him a £10m contract. (Daily Star)Leeds have been linked with a stunning move for legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. The 41-year-old left Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month following the end of his contract, but he is not yet ready to call it a day. (Corriere) LATEST Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:25Loaded: 6.82%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Drogba has revealed Lampard is in talks with Chelsea Liverpool have joined the race to sign Mainz midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin. The Reds will rival Tottenham and Everton for the 23-year-old’s signature this summer. (Fussballtransfers)Tottenham are on the verge of signing Leeds midfielder Jack Clarke, who will be loaned back to the Championship side immediately after joining Spurs. (Daily Express)