first_imgDear Editor,For now, it appears that the Attorney General Basil Williams is right. To quote this minister of legal affairs, the “constitution is wrong.” Although it speaks of a “majority” it really means an “absolute majority.” This is so because someone put words into the mouth of the constitution.As a result, a new era of jurisprudence has begun. An attorney can now argue that any word in the constitution lacks its intended, plain meaning. Their only challenge in court will be to sound “attractive,” which is now the most compelling adjective in our legal lexicon.It ought to be said again: someone put words into the mouth of the constitution. Indeed, they were so anxious to do so, that in the process a few words fell into the mouths of attorneys who appeared recently before the Court of Appeal.The public is told that these attorneys “accepted that Article 106 required an absolute majority.” If all of the attorneys accepted that an “absolute majority” was needed for the passage of a no-confidence motion, then there would not have been any litigation, because everyone would have been in agreement.Voila! So what happened here? The public deserves to know exactly what happened in that courtroom; or outside of it.After all, they may have to strike the word “majority” from the constitution, because its framers had no knowledge of fractions, or the word “absolute,”.Or that since slavery ended, a half vote or a half person is no longer allowed.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertablast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The first ever Dunkraiser is taking place Saturday in the Home2 Suites by Hilton parking lot.People are asked to bring a bag of non-perishables or cash donation and in exchanged receive a hot or burger and a drink for free before dunking members of the community.Residents such as Mayor Lori Ackerman, MLA Dan Daviers, Moose FM’s Sydney Reid and even Santa Claus will be getting dunked/or making a large donation to the Women’s Resource Society.- Advertisement -Homes2 Suites by Hilton Fort St. John, On Our Way Home Animal Rescue and Phoenix Volunteer Club have combined efforts to raise funds and money for of the Fort St. John Women’s Rescue Society.The event starts at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.last_img read more

first_img“I got to thank my teammates. Through all of this, you’ve been strong and given me all the support I needed and I’ll never forget it as long as I live.” After thanking his children, he said: “I’m glad I did it before you guys went to school.” To the Nationals, he said: “Thank you for understanding this game. It means a lot to me.” He saved his late father, Bobby, for last. “To my dad,” he said, his voice breaking as he pointed to the sky. Through tears, he added, “Thank you for everything.” Conspicuous by their absence were the commissioner and Aaron himself. Bud Selig was on hand for the tying homer, deciding to put baseball history ahead of the steroid allegations that have plagued the San Francisco Giants slugger. On this night, he sent an emissary, Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Jimmie Lee Solomon. As for Aaron, he said all along he had no interest in being there whenever and wherever his 33-year-old mark was broken. He was true to his word, but he did offer a taped message of congratulations that played on the stadium’s video board. “I move over now and offer my congratulations to Barry and his family,” Aaron said. Absent, too, were the fans who held up asterisk signs, sure that Bonds wasn’t the real deal and that his power came from steroids. Bonds didn’t face such suspicions at AT&T Park, in front of a loyal, home crowd. Bonds has always denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs. Yet even with Bonds at the top of the chart, fans will surely keep debating which slugger they consider the true home run champion. Some will continue to cling to Aaron while other, older rooters will always say it’s Babe Ruth. “It’s all about history. Pretty soon, someone will come along and pass him,” Mays said before the game. A seven-time National League MVP, the 43-year-old Bonds hit his 22nd home run of the year. Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s single-season record by hitting 73 in 2001 and while he’s no longer such a force, opposing pitchers remain wary. Bonds and Giants management bickered in the offseason over contract issues. This big night was the main reason owner Peter Magowan brought back the star left fielder for a 15th season in San Francisco, signing him to a $15.8 million, one-year contract. Bonds’ once-rapid quest for the record had slowed in recent years as his age and balky knees diminished his pace. He hit 258 home runs from 2000 to 2004, but has only 53 since then. While steroids have tinged Bonds’ pursuit, it was race that was the predominant issue when Aaron broke Ruth’s mark in 1974. Aaron dealt with hate mail and death threats from racist fans who thought a black man was not worthy of breaking the record set by a white hero, the beloved Babe. Former Commissioner Bowie Kuhn watched Aaron tie the record but was not present for the record-breaker, a slight that bothered many fans of Aaron. Selig is a close friend of Aaron’s and offered Bonds tepid congratulations when he tied the record. “I think Hank is his own man,” Mays said. “I think if he wanted to be here, he would be here.” “When he hit 715, the commissioner wasn’t there,” he said. “You may not blame him because he wasn’t represented the right way.” Bonds was destined for stardom at an early age. The son of All-Star outfielder Bobby Bonds and the godson of one of the game’s greatest players, Bonds spent his childhood years roaming the clubhouse at Candlestick Park, getting tips from Mays and other Giants. “I visualized him playing sports at a high level. He was 5 when he was in my locker all the time,” Mays said. In a matter of years, Bonds went from a wiry leadoff hitter with Pittsburgh in 1986 to a bulked-up slugger. That transformation is at the heart of his many doubters, who believe Bonds cheated to accomplish his feats and should not be considered the record-holder. There are plenty of fans already hoping for the day that Bonds’ total – whatever it ends up – is topped. Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees may have the best chance, with his 500 home runs at age 32 far ahead of Bonds’ pace.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning, connecting on a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s Mike Bacsik. Three days earlier, Bonds tied the Hammer with a shot to left-center in San Diego. “Thank you very much. I got to thank all of you, all the fans here in San Francisco. It’s been fantastic,” he said shortly after crossing home plate, his godfather, Willie Mays, at his side. last_img read more

first_imgChristian Benteke has finally completed his £32.5m move from Aston Villa to Liverpool.The striker is likely to be Brendan Rodgers’ final signing this summer after a busy transfer period, with the Belgian becoming the seventh player to join the Reds since the window opened on July 1.The size of the transfer has raised more than a few eyebrows, particularly after the disastrous end to last season and with Rodgers’ position under intense scrutiny.But, while it’s fair to say Benteke’s arrival has divided Liverpool fans ever since the Merseysiders agreed to trigger the 24-year-old’s release clause last week, now that the deal has been finalised they generally appear more optimistic.Some of the best initial reactions to the move going through can be found below… Christian Benteke //storify.com/talksport/he-will-make-or-break-rodgers-fans-react-as-christ.js?border=false[View the story “‘He will make or break Rodgers!’ – Fans react as Christian Benteke completes Liverpool move” on Storify]center_img 1last_img read more

first_img 2 “It was a nice gesture, but you felt like hitting him over the head with it,” he said before explaining he liked Nicholson and even revealed that, when he was an Arsenal player, he parked his car at the boss’ house – a short walk from White Hart Lane – to go and watch midweek games at the stadium. 2 Frank McLintock was Arsenal’s captain when they won the league at White Hart Lane in their double winning season Former Arsenal captain Frank McLintock has revealed what his relationship with Tottenham fans is like ahead of the final north London derby at the current White Hart Lane.McLintock, who played for the Gunners between 1964 and 1973, played at the Lane when Arsenal were crowned champions there in 1971, but says he is always treated well when he returns, with the Spurs faithful shaking his hand, much to his surprise.They even had his back when he found himself in an angry confrontation with one of their own.“Around 15 years ago, one young guy gave me verbals near the ground and I went for him and rammed him against a door,” he told The Times.“Two Spurs supporters jumped in between us and said: ‘Leave him alone, Frank, he is only an idiot.’ They took my side and I walked away without any damage.”McLintock also revealed a well-intentioned gesture from former Tottenham manager Bill Nicholson in 1961 didn’t go down that well with him at the time.The defender, then at Leicester, had just played and lost the 1961 FA Cup to Tottenham in their double winning season and Nicholson visited the Foxes dressing room afterwards to offer McLintock and his defeated team-mates a drink from the trophy.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY Principal Bob Messina had some advice Wednesday for incoming freshmen at Canyon High School: Don’t believe the hype. “You’re going to hear that, (as) a high school freshman, any trash can on campus, you’re going to get dumped into it,” Messina told students as they stood crowded on a hill opposite an outdoor stage. “Believe me, we take care of things here at Canyon, and that sort of stuff doesn’t happen.” Wednesday was freshman-orientation day at Canyon High School, when incoming ninth-graders fresh from Sierra Vista Junior High down the street looked around the campus. Before going on a scavenger hunt to learn the campus layout, freshmen were encouraged to get involved with clubs and attend pep rallies as ninth-graders. Messina, chatting with parents in a modular building, answered questions about instruction and whether the school has gangs. Messina told parents most of his discipline problems are with freshmen because they tend to be more impulsive. Parent Cary Singleton, 40, said he has few worries about his daughter as she prepares for her high school career. “I know this is going to be a turning period for her where she’s going to want to be a little bit more cool, maybe want to ride in a car, … so I have a little bit of concern about that,” he said. “But overall I think that we’re OK.” Andrew Roche, 13, was in a group asked to make a tower out of plastic straws as a team activity. The incoming freshman admitted to being nervous about getting lost on campus. But he was happy to be at Canyon High “because I’m that much closer to getting out of school,” he said, “and being able to sleep in in the morning.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253last_img read more

first_img Getty Images – Getty Cellino fired many managers whilst chairman of Leeds United revealed LATEST 2 Getty Images – Getty A club statement was subsequently released; labelling the comments as a ‘joke’ that was ‘misunderstood’.It read: “Concerning the declarations released this afternoon by president Massimo Cellino, referring to our player Mario Balotelli, Brescia evidently deem it to be a paradoxical joke and clearly misunderstood.“It was said in an attempt to defuse excessive media exposure, as well as with the intent to protect the player himself.”Cellino also hinted at a possible sale in January by claiming Balotelli has become a distraction to the team. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 changes ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane latest appointed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Brescia have defended Massimo Cellino over his controversial comments about striker Mario Balotelli, insisting they were merely a ‘misunderstood joke’.Cellino, who owned and was the chairman of Leeds United, is now in control of the Serie A club and has come under serious scrutiny for his controversial comments. SORRY Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Mario Balotelli has been dropped by Brescia, but will have been disheartened to read Cellinos comments Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 2 Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff scrap Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Balotelli has dominated headlines in Italy this past month after he was racially abused during a game against Hellas Veronas.The 29-year-old was then dropped from the squad to face Roma this weekend after a fallout with head coach Fabio Grosso, prompting him to storm out of training.When asked for an update, Cellino remarked: “What should I tell you about him? He is black, but he is working to clear himself but is having many difficulties.“In football there are teams that fight and win, if we think that a player on his own can win matches, we would be offending the team. Otherwise, we would play one against eleven.” PAYBACK RECOMMENDED FOR YOU “The manager made a mistake by speaking in the press conference about only Balotelli and not about the team as a whole,” Cellino continued.“I signed him at the end of the window, not to sell tickets, but because he could be of real value.“But it’s now become a point of weakness because of the overexposure.“If we keep talking about him, it’ll only hurt us and him.”last_img read more

first_imgFeedback: We want your feedback on our site. If you’ve got questions, spotted an inaccuracy or just want to share some ideas about our news service, please email us on web@stv.tv. Download: The STV News app is Scotland’s favourite and is available for iPhone from the Apple store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.Join in: For debate, chat, comment and more, join our communities on the STV News Facebook page or follow @STVNews on Twitter. In-form Iain Russell helped maintain Queen of the South’s Scottish Championship play-off push with the only goal against bottom-of-the-table Alloa.Russell nudged Queens ahead in the 41st minute, tapping in Derek Lyle’s cross at the back post – his fourth goal in five league games.Jake Pickard, Russell and Mark Millar had earlier been denied by Alloa keeper Scott Gallacher.After the break, Michael Duffy rattled the crossbar for Alloa and was then foiled by Queens stopper Robbie Thomson, with substitute Ryan Conroy having his free-kick tipped on to the post by Gallacher.last_img read more

first_imgFlickr has halted a new service that let people print wall art of any Creative Commons image it hosts, the company announced Thursday. Called Flickr Wall Art, the program allowed prints of your own photos, photos of “licensed artists,” and anything from the community’s vast pool of Creative Commons art. This last group of images raised ire within the Flickr community.See also: Flickr Develops Photo Books; Coffee Tables, Beware“[M]any felt that including Creative Commons-licensed work in this service wasn’t within the spirit of the Commons and our sharing community,” Flickr VP, Bernando Hernandez wrote, adding that Flickr was “sorry we let some of you down.”The company will issue refunds to everyone who has purchased Creative Commons art through the service, and will limit prints to users’ own art and that of “licensed artists.”Photo via Flickr Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#creative commons#flickr#visual web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img lauren orsini A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgHello again! My team has been working on a use case reference design called the Intel vPro Platform Solution Manager (quite a mouthful i know!). So what is it? Well, we were sitting around one day after an epic nerf gun war asking ourselves “how can we make management with Intel® vPro™ even easier to use?” (yes we actually say “circle-R” and “T-M” while we discuss this, but it’s mostly as a joke… unless you’re one of our legal or marketing folks; in that case we’re very serious). We’ve made great strides in simplifying the setup and configuration of vPro (if you’re not familiar with Host Based Configuration you must check it out!). So, how can we make management of a platform easier? We write some software of course! The Platform Solution Manager (PSM) is a plugin-based framework that allows us to connect to a vPro based platform and exercise the various AMT features of that platform. For starters we can:View and set Alarm Clock settingsView the AMT Event logPerform IDE-RedirectionView Hardware InventoryConnect via Remote KVM (on supported platforms)Power ManagementSerial-Over-LANAnd More!PSM allows you to connect to multiple vPro platforms concurrently and quickly switch between them. If you don’t want to continually switch, you can “pop-out” any of the plugins above into a separate window!“But what about all my existing management tools?” Well I’m glad you asked. You can launch PSM from your existing management tool (just pass the hostname and credentials, or only hostname if using Kerberos) to PSM and it will automatically connect for you!If you’re using vPro, download PSM and give it a shot and let me know what you think! (Oh, and I was just kidding about the epic nerf gun battle)Thanks–Richardlast_img read more