Post your FREE Garage sale ads for this weekend

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain hunting!Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Donna Hartley · 57 weeks ago Yard Sale 908 N Blaine, Wellington, Fri & Sat, 8am to 2pm @ day. Lots of stuff: 2 wheel Barrows, fishing equipment, bears, large cage, 2 wishing wells, fire hydrant, deer antlers, magazines, tea set, books and misc.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 57 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Q&A: Christy Montour-Larson, director of “The Giver”

first_imgChristy Montour-Larson doesn’t want to talk down to her audience. It’s an approach that holds for the local director no matter the production. Whether it’s directing Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett or the stage adaptation of Lois Lowry’s classic novel “The Giver” that’s set to hit the Ricketson Stage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this month, Montour-Larson insists that she wants to stay true to the author’s intent. For “The Giver,” that intent includes a dystopian vision of the future, a world where memories are shunned and the weight of humanity’s grief falls on a young protagonist. We caught up with Montour-Larson to get her take on the Newbery Medal-winning novel, as well as the challenges of adapting its unique world for the stage and directing the young actors in the cast.Aurora Sentinel: What was your experience with Lowry’s book before you came on as the director of this stage adaptation?Christy Montour-Larson: The book is surprisingly not that old. It was written in 1993. I read it in those beginning Harry Potter phases … I had read just the first one. I had no idea that there were two other sequels after that. I was one of those kids whose best friend was the library when I was growing up. “The Giver” gets intense. It doesn’t talk down to kids. Sometimes in our rehearsal process, we say, ‘Is that too heavy?’ We always say we have to go there. The book wants us to go there.The story revolves around a world where society has taken control over the flow of collective memory. How would you sum up the message of the novel and the play for those unfamiliar?It’s about the importance of memories. Memories, good and bad, are a huge part of what it means to be a human being. It would be great if we could forget bad memories. It would be great if we could make the world as safe as possible. But what do we give up? We can’t enjoy the joys of life unless we remember the horrors. A big part of this story is the lessons we learn growing up.How does the production tackle the challenge of bringing Lowry’s literary world to the stage?The adaptor of the play, Eric Coble, is actually a friend of mine. I did not know he had written an adaptation until Kent gave it to me. There are 70 scenes in this play; Eric is incredibly faithful to the novel (and) he left enough up to our design team to make decisions on our own.This is a world where a young boy is given the job of receiving all the memories of civilization. The challenge we have is how do we communicate the memories of humanity in a 3-D world. All of the memories are conveyed in the projection design by Charlie Miller. We crafted images. The first one you get is the memory of snow. There are memories of animals, sledding, warfare, sailing, hunger. They’re really quite impressive.This is a story that’s very much rooted in the world and perspective of young characters. How did that impact your casting?This is a story about a 12-year-old boy. There are four young characters in it. We’ve double casted. There is team orange and team blue. It was important to me that we cast young people. The theme of the play is the power that a 12-year-old can have in this world to shed light on hypocrisy and shed light on the world.How has their output and perspective influenced the production?I think a great example is when we went into our first tech rehearsal. The kids were watching the theater and they were blown away by it. What’s important to me is that all the young people have a very positive experience. You never forget the very first show that you have.What’s the advantage of directing a literary adaptation for the stage?Novelists will describe in such detail what the room is like, what people are seeing and thinking. We can do it in a lot less time than it would take to read the book. So much of the world is visual and so much of theater is visual. There’s so much detail that we can take advantage of.Have any fans of the novel come to see the show?We found that out today. You can see who has read the book and who hasn’t. You can see the people (who have read the book). Knowing that half the audience is going to know the story intimately, we want to honor everybody who knows “The Giver.” We also want to honor the people who have no experience with it so they don’t get lost.What’s the importance of creating programming that appeals to younger theater goers?I do think that’s important. What I so appreciate about (Denver Center Theatre Company Artistic Director) Kent Thompson is that if you go to a theater conference, you’ll hear people say how do we get young people into the theater? You hear the same things … Kent Thompson, he’s choosing stories that are of interest to young people. I think it’s really smart.last_img read more

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What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

first_imgIn this July 2019 photo, leftover champagne was poured to add a bit of sparkle to this Cranberry Orange Shrub in New York. (Cheyenne Cohen/Katie Workman via AP)From early December through Jan. 1 (or beyond, depending on how fervently you hang on to the holidays), the pop of a Champagne or sparkling wine cork is a welcome and frequent sound. Fizzy wine is just the most festive of drinks, whether sipped straight up in a flute or mixed into cocktails. And many a New Year’s toast would feel incomplete without a glass of bubbles.But whether you are quaffing French champagne, prosecco from Italy, cava from Spain, or something domestic and sparkly, you may end up with some left in a bottle. Since sparkling wine corks are notoriously tough to jam back into bottles, use a wine stopper as soon as you can to hold on to some effervescence. Tuck those half-full bottles into the fridge.And then … what?A mimosa (orange juice and sparkling wine) as a post-holiday brunch drink is a lovely little bit of decadence, and should be considered. You also could make sparking wine the base of a sangria the next day, maybe with some berries and berry liqueur, plus a touch of some sweetener. Or add it to some pureed and sweetened fruit, like mangoes or peaches, for a Bellini-type cocktail. It might not be as fizzy as it was the day before, but if you sealed the bottle in a timely manner, it should be bubbly enough.But maybe you’re cocktail-ed out. If your sparkling wine was dry (not sweet), then you can use it pretty much as you would any other leftover white wine in cooking. And if the bubbles are gone, no worries — the fizziness would be lost in the cooking process anyway.Sweeter Champagne should be saved for drinks and dishes that have sweetness already in them. Zabaglione, an airy sweet pudding, is a dessert traditionally made with Champagne, so you might head in that direction.Note that in cooking, most of the alcohol burns out, but if you are adding wine to an uncooked dish, make sure there is no one with an alcohol sensitivity consuming it.Other ideas:MAKE A PAN SAUCEUse leftover sparkling wine to deglaze a pan, pouring it in after you’ve sautéed your onions, garlic or other aromatics to loosen the brown bits from the bottom of the pan, and beginning to build a pan sauce, with broth or some other liquid added after the wine cooks and reduces a bit.You can also add cream, a lovely partner to sparkling wine or Champagne. Or add minced fresh herbs and other seasonings like mustard, olive tapenade or hot sauce. Drizzle the sauce over sautéed chicken, pork, fish or seafood.CREPESReplace half the milk in your favorite crepe recipe with Champagne. You can use dry or sweet sparkling wine, depending on what type of crepe you are making. Dessert crepes can be made with sweeter bubbly.FONDUEUse it instead of white wine in your favorite fondue or Welsh Rabbit recipe. A bit of white wine is traditional in these European melted-cheese dishes.STEAMING SHELLFISHSimmer some garlic and herbs and whatever other seasonings you like (tomatoes, fennel, saffron, etc.) in Champagne, perhaps combined with a bit of broth or water, and then steam clams or mussels until they open. These can be eaten right from the shells, or used to make a seafood soup or stew, or pasta with mussels or clam sauce. The broth from steaming the shellfish should be strained and used in any recipe as well.RISOTTOWhen you start your risotto (any version), after you’ve sautéed the rice in oil or butter, start adding liquid by pouring in ½ cup of sparkling wine. This will absorb quickly into the grains and give the finished dish another level of flavor. Then switch to broth, adding it slowly until the rice is plump and al dente, stirring frequently. Also use sparkling wine to start off farrotto, a modern take on risotto using farro.VINAIGRETTEA splash of wine can enhance the taste of a homemade vinaigrette, to dress a green salad, vegetable salad ( such as a green bean salad ), grain salad or, even better, a French-style mayo-free potato salad. If your Champagne is more than a week old and has taken on a vinegary taste, you can still use it this way!BRAISESIf it’s not sweet, think about adding a few glugs of leftover bubbly to dishes like braised chicken with mushrooms or pork chops with apples. Or use it in braised vegetable dishes, like braised cippolini or pearl onions or braised cabbage and radicchio.STEWSChampagne would be great in a chicken or fish stew, especially one with Mediterranean flavors. And even though many meat stews call for red wine, if it’s a small amount you can usually sub in a dry white or sparkling wine. Use it in a lamb stew with orange and fennel, or a pork or beef stew with root vegetables.Katie Workman writes regularly about food for The Associated Press. She has written two cookbooks focused on family-friendly cooking, “Dinner Solved!” and “The Mom 100 Cookbook.” She blogs at http://www.themom100.com/about-katie-workman. She can be reached at Katie@themom100.com.last_img read more

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Gasser shines at Green Valley

first_imgLewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, Dec. 18, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st JP Gasser (14) 39pts 2nd Paul Hack (16) 37pts3rd Ian Pickles (16) 35ptsB Flight1st Bill Eyles (22) 38pts2nd Don Lehmer (24) 35pts3rd Aiden Murray (26) 34ptsNear Pins: Dave Boran, Jim BellLong Putts: J P Gasser, Bruce WaltersJP Gasser (right) with his better half.Well you can tell the weather has improved because the courses have been in excellent condition and the winning scores have all been better than basic par, and in most cases by a long way.  Today was no different as a great crowd left to play our usual Sunday bash at Green Valley.Top man in A Flight and man of the match was JP Gasser with a fine 39 points and a bonus long putt.  JP was followed up the podium steps by Paul ‘the thunder from down under’ Hack with a steady 37 points.  The third podium step went to a count back as both Ian Pickles and Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford were tied on 35 points.  After nine holes one would have though Mickey was going to win the game but two no-scoring holes in the last three put paid to that idea so it was Ian who got to stand on the podium, leaving Mickey at sea level and potless.Bill Eyles took the honours in B Flight with a fine 38 points while Don ‘the ladies’ man’ Lehmer followed Bill up the podium steps with 35, one stroke clear of third placed Aiden Murray.Monday, Dec. 19, Pattavia – Stableford1st Derek Briton (34) 38pts2nd Jeff Downes (20) 37pts3rd Marcus Earp (29) 37pts4th Torben Lindgarrd (30) 36pts5th Pierre Zbinden (24) 36ptsLong Putt: Steve BakerToday we played Pattavia golf course, a beautiful layout in great condition with very pleasant fairways and greens.  Lewiinski’s and Colin’s Golf Bar players enjoyed a very pleasant day with a slight breeze and sunny skies.We had just one flight today but with five places up for grabs and one longest putt.The scores were very good as Derek Briton took the match honours with a fine 38 points.  Two players were just one stroke behind, Derek Jeff Downes and Marcos Earp; Jeff out-gunning Marcus in the count back to lift the silver with a inner nine score of 20-19.The calculator was out again as three players all returned even par rounds for the two remaining podium steps; Torben Lindgarrd, Pierre Zbinden and the Donkey were all locked on 36 points and the count back dictated that they finished in that order.Wednesday, Dec. 21, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Paul West (17) 38pts2nd Paul Hack (16) 35pts3rd Nick Shaw (19) 33ptsB Flight1st Stuart Hall (31) 39pts2nd Sean Larner (21) 36pts3rd Robert Baird (31) 35ptsNear Pins: Sean Larner, Mike HollingsworthLong Putts: Pierre ZbindenIt was back to our home course Green Valley once again, the course was in fine condition as usual and the weather was hot with a little breeze.  But for some reason most found the going tough as only two players managed to better their handicap.B Flight’s Stuart Hall took the man of the match honours with a rock solid 39 points and he was three clear of Sean Larner in second and four up on Robert Baird in third.The top spot in A Flight went to Paul West with a fine 38 points and he was followed up the podium steps by Paul Hack.  Nick ‘Elvis’ Shaw hit all the right notes as he closed the flight on 33 points but needed the aid of a count back over a player whose name is not to hand.Back at Colin’s Bar and after the presentation the lucky draw was made but was not claimed.  Remember you have to be in the bar to win the prize.Friday, Dec. 23, Khao Kheow – StablefordA Flight1st Paul West (16) 37pts2nd Walter O’Keefe (13) 37pts3rd John Harrison (11) 34pts4th Matt Polkinhorn (14) 34ptsB Flight1st Tina Orth (26) 42pts2nd Colin Davis (22) 36pts3rd Torben Lindgarrd (28) 35pts4th Gabriel Enright (19) 35ptsNear Pins: B8 Steve Baker, C3 Gabriel EnrightIt was off to the favourite of many, Khao Kheow, and it was a good day for those who normally find the course to be too demanding.  We played the B & C nines in near perfect conditions and had a fair sized field so two flights were required with four places in each.There was no man of the match today but that was not for the lack of trying.  The top honor went to the belle of the bar, Tina Orth, with a fantastic 42 points, normally unheard of at this track.  Colin ‘the Donkey’ Davis followed Tina up the podium steps with a solid even par round and a count back was required to fill the minor flight spots between Torben Lindgarrd and Gabriel Enright.  Torben’s back-nine was more favorably spread out but Gabriel was not that much bothered because he had a near pin prize.The laurels in A Flight went to Paul West as he made it two flight wins on the trot, but first he had to win a count back over the unlucky Walter O’Keefe.  A further count back was required to separate John Harrison and Matt Polkinhorn and after the divots had settled it was John who filled the third podium spot.last_img read more

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More Success for Galway Kettlebell Club

first_imgCoached by Sarah Smith there were 5 athletes from Galway club competing at the event. The club took home two medals, a gold and silver by Sarah Smith who competed in the professional division lifting 24kg.Gold in Snatch discipline 24kg achieving 66 reps and silver in Long Cycle 24kg discipline achieving 45 reps with a bodyweight of 63.8kg.Over 100 athletes from clubs throughout Ireland competed including juniors, youths, adults, novices, professionals and veterans.Sarah Smith is fresh from a recent gold win at the European Championships in Gdansk in Poland in May.She is currently training for a grand prix Latvia in July where she will compete and represent as an AIKLF official at the Youths European Championships.” There was stiff competition in Limerick and my athletes did really well,im excited to compete abroad again in July in Latvia and cant wait to see the Irish Youth Team represent our country” said Sarah Smith committee member and  Connaught representative of All Ireland Kettlebell Lifting Federation)“Achieving gold in Poland gave me a confidence boost and Ireland is now ranked fourth in the world!”Galway Kettlebell Club training info can be found on their Facebook page or website. All welcome.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway Kettlebell Club competed at the Limerick Grand Prix five minute competition held at the Delta Dome in Limerick on Saturday 18th June.last_img read more

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Six Connacht Academy Players Sign Professional Contracts

first_imgConnacht Rugby have confirmed that six players have signed professional contracts with the province having come through the Connacht Academy. Niall Murray, Colm Reilly, Seán Masterson, Conor Dean, Jordan Duggan and Peter Sullivan will all be integrated into the professional squad ahead of the new season. Niall Murray has come through the Connacht grassroots system having played for Buccaneers RFC. The lock made his professional debut in December – coming off the bench in the victory over Gloucester in the Heineken Champions Cup – before his first start against Leinster during the Christmas interpros. Murray was also a member of the Ireland U20s squad for the 2019 Six Nations and World Championships. Colm Reilly is another product of the Connacht clubs. The scrum-half has represented Ballinasloe RFC and won a Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Cup with Garbally College. He also featured for the Ireland U20s team of 2019, scoring the crucial Grand Slam-winning try in the final game away to Wales. Like Murray, Seán Masterson also has experience in the professional squad. The back-rower made his debut in the Guinness PRO14 victory over Treviso, replacing his brother Eoghan. The 22-year-old then featured during the Christmas interpros, coming off the bench against Leinster. Out-half Conor Dean has already been capped for Connacht, starting in Thomond Park against Munster in the final game of the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 regular season. He also impressed for the Connacht Eagles in the most recent Celtic Cup campaign when the squad won 5 of their 7 games. Prop Jordan Duggan has been capped at Ireland U19 and U20 level, and played for Ireland at the U20 World Championship which also featured Connacht teammates Paul Boyle, Seán Masterson, Oisin Dowling and Conor Dean. Peter Sullivan joined the Connacht Academy last season having impressed in the Energia All-Ireland League. The winger also stood out for the Connacht Eagles in the 2019/20 Celtic Cup campaign. Head Coach Andy Friend says today’s announcement confirms the belief the coaching staff have in the Connacht Academy system. “We are delighted to confirm today’s news as we build for the future. I am a firm believer that a club’s lifeline is its Academy structure, and this exciting group of young players proves that the Connacht Academy is extremely healthy, and will continue to have a positive impact on our squad going forward”. I would like to say congratulations to the six men named, as well as a special thank you to all the people who have helped them get to their point of their careers – particularly the Academy department led by Eric Elwood, their respective clubs and schools, and most importantly their family and friends”. Connacht Academy Manager Eric Elwood says today is a proud day for the players. “I would like to congratulate the six players on their first professional contracts and joining up with the pro squad for next season. It has been a pleasure to watch the players develop and grow over the years and we wish them well on the next step of their journey in their rugby careers. It’s particularly pleasing to see two more local lads come through the grassroots programme, which is a testament to the great work being done at all levels at Connacht Rugby.” print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Hunters to go into camp this month

first_imgHunters coach Michael Marum said players will go into camp starting on the 22nd of this month.Marum said that a squad of 40 players had put been put together and would undergo 6 weeks of pre-season training.He said from there, the Hunters team will be finalized for 2016.The Hunters finished in third place last season after going down to the 28-12 Ipswich Jets in the preliminary final.The Jets went to on to win the Intrust Super Cup grand final.last_img

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Going backwards…

first_img…in sugarThose who thought your Eyewitness might’ve been a bit over the top when he predicted the remaining three sugar estates will end up being shuttered, should consider the report that they fell short of achieving even their modest first crop target of 36,000 tonnes. And this, in the face of Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt being adjudged as the best in the industry and capable of bringing down the cost of production that had skyrocketed to over US$.40/lb when world market prices were hovering around US$.12/lb.That Albion, always the most efficient estate, took another week’s production and still couldn’t reach its target, is an ominous sign. Similarly, Blairmont’s failing to meet its modest target after an extra THREE weeks! What this means is the cost of the sugar produced is even HIGHER than the old, unacceptable costs. The rump sugar industry is fast going backwards – and approaching the abyss of no return. No end to subsidies!We once hear that absenteeism of cane cutters (imagine the powers-that-be thinking that calling them “cane harvesters”, would motivate them!!) contributed to the shortfall. So why is this news?? Absenteeism in ALL the estates has been endemic for the past decade: exactly what was done to bring them back in the fields?? Closing the other estates?? If the Wales cane cutters refused to move to Uitvlugt to work, why would, say, Rose Hall workers go to Blairmont or Skeldon to Albion??The unilateral closure of the four estates by the PNC Government signalled to the workers on the remaining estates they were expendable…and therefore it’s not surprisingly they would’ve begun hedging their bets. The workers at the bottom of the work-chain frankly don’t give a damn that GuySuCo still doesn’t have a Board. But the managers and field superintendents would be affected since they’re virtually on their own.Even in the best of times recently, the latter group were conspicuous by their absence from the fields – and with no one looking over their shoulder, it’s hooky time, baby!! Slavery and then indentured labour were introduced because sugar production demands labour be absolutely guaranteed during the harvesting season. Since your Eyewitness doesn’t think world opinion would approve us returning to those days, then it’s up to the powers-that-be at GuySuCo, to introduce INCENTIVES to get cane-cutters to come out.And this is what this government isn’t prepared to do – even though the Desmond Hoyte administration in 1990 showed what wonders could be achieved by sweetening the pot. Nope! This government will say, sugar isn’t viable; close down the remaining estates, and then sell them off with the others for a song.Of course, that’ll be AFTER the vigorish is passed under the table!!…on child labourYour Eyewitness notes a host of full-page ads by the Government trumpeting “World Day against Child Labour”. This is so hypocritical!! How can this PNC Government fire 7000 rural, agricultural workers – with no alternative employment in sight – and expect their families to survive without their children having to “labour”?? Does this PNC Government understand the nature of our rural economy? Even in the best of times, children of sugar workers have to perform all sorts of part-time labour in order for food to get on their table. Fishing, vegetable gardens, rearing chickens and sheep/goats, etc, is not child’s play – but in the rural areas, it’s certainly child’s work!!But since Guyana has now graduated to a cash economy – light bills, phone bills etc – those “chores” of the rural children in the sugar belt will now be formalised as they’re forced to take paying jobs – full time or part time – in whatever openings there might be in local workshops etc.But so what? Vengeance is mine, says the PNC!!…on catfish/gilbakaThe PNC Government had since 2016 to address concerns by the US Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS) on our export of catfish to the US. They still haven’t done so!So what? Their constituency isn’t affected!!last_img read more

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AFC shrugs off claims about party losing ground in Berbice

first_imgAlliance For Change (AFC) General Secretary David Patterson on Sunday sought to put to rest notions thatAFC General Secretary David Pattersonhis party has been losing its supporters in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), particularly since it coalesced with the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).The AFC is considered the second largest party in the APNU/AFC partnership, which was successful in the 2015 General and Regional Elections. Even before the coalition’s success at the elections, the AFC had been heavily criticised for coalescing with APNU.It seems, however, that up until now the party was still being flayed for the alliance with APNU. Speaking on a public programme in New Amsterdam, Berbice, on Saturday evening, Patterson claimed that the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has been peddling a “series of lies” about the status of the AFC.He said that as General Secretary, he was also the keeper of the records.“I can say that this is hogwash on the part of the Opposition. That is their job, and the PPP knows very well that the powers reside primarily with the Alliance For Change – we are the balance of power,” AFC’s General Secretary said.He added that it was the AFC which formed the coalition. “We drafted the agreement. So they have to attack the Alliance For Change for their own survival: that’s why they are attacking us,” Patterson reiterated in explaining the PPP’s allegations.He continued that the AFC was the most liberal party in the country as members were free to voice their opinion publicly and internally.“But we are still strong and committed. You can refer to us as free thinkers,” he said.Prior to the signing of the Cummingsburg Accord, which created the coalition, back in February 2015, the PPP had heavily criticised the AFC‘s decision to join forces with APNU.General Secretary Clement Rohee had labelled the move a “death warrant”.“…this so-called ‘Cummingsburg Accord’ would be remembered down the halls of shame with time as the day of betrayal of principles on the part of the AFC which has through its leader, Ramjattan, had vowed that it would never join the APNU,” Rohee said back in 2015.Rohee opined that the AFC would lose the supporters it had managed to accumulate during the elections since it would no longer be seen as the middle ground for those who distrusted the People’s National Congress (PNC), the major partner in APNU.He pointed out that with the coalition, the AFC would have no other choice but to follow the dictatorial rule of the ‘PNC/APNU”.“Their [AFC’s] supporters had already begun returning [to the PPP] and the coalition process has placed impetus on this…the people weren’t convinced back in the day of a coalition between the PNC and the TUF and they won’t be convinced now. Who don’t end up dead politically will end up badly wounded,” Rohee declared.last_img read more

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France’s Benzema available for Euro 2016

first_imgBut an appeals court upheld an investigating magistrate’s decision to lift the restrictions, allowing Benzema to be involved in the same national squad as Valbuena, if the two are selected for the tournament that France is hosting.“Good sense has won the day,” one of Benzema’s lawyers, Sylvain Cormier, told reporters.“Now the decision (of Benzema’s potential involvement in Euro 2016) is no longer ours,” he added.France coach Didier Deschamps suspended 28-year-old Benzema from the national team after he was placed under formal investigation over the affair in November.Despite Friday’s ruling, Benzema remains under investigation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is France’s leading scorer with 27 goals in 81 games. PHOTO/AFPPARIS, March 11-  France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is free to play in Euro 2016 after legal restrictions placed on him over his alleged involvement in a sextape blackmail case were lifted Friday, his lawyers said.Under the restrictions, Benzema was not allowed to come into contact with his international teammate Mathieu Valbuena who was the target of the blackmail attempt.last_img read more

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