Garner slams CARICOM dissolution proposal

first_img While CARICOM heads have embraced the recommendation and resolved to ensure its implementation, the WICB, headed by controversial president Dave Cameron, has rejected it as an “unnecessary and intrusive demand”. The board also slammed the report as “limited in scope”, arguing that the panel’s investigations had “triggered findings and recommendations … which are not supported by the facts”. “The dissolution of the board is simply not a viable, legal or practical option and carries a major financial risk, which the panel either ignored or was unaware of,” the WICB told CARICOM in a written response earlier this year. Last month, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said CARICOM was soliciting advice on the “legal position” of West Indies cricket. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) president Joel Garner has hit out at the CARICOM-commissioned Governance Panel’s controversial recommendation that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) be dissolved. Garner, the legendary former West Indies fast bowler and a current WICB director, questioned the practicality of the proposed move, contending that all the boards which comprised the regional governing body were legitimate legal entities and, therefore, they could not be simply struck down. “My questions are: Is the BCA, which was constituted by an act of Parliament in 1933, an illegal entity and my selection as president of the BCA an illegal act?” Garner queried, while speaking at the BCA’s quarterly meeting here Thursday. “So I have to ask the question: is the GCB (Guyana Cricket Board) an illegal entity? Is the Jamaica Cricket (Association) an illegal entity? Is the Leeward Islands Cricket Association an illegal entity? Is the Windward Islands Cricket Board an illegal entity? Is the TTCB (Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board) an illegal entity?” He continued: “If they are so, they have all been established in countries in which the prime ministers are making noise and they have to tell the public of the region if these entities are illegal, how they were able to remain vibrant for so long.” In proposing the dissolution of the WICB, the Governance Panel, headed by UWI Cave Hill Principal Eudine Barriteau, also recommended the appointment of an interim board, “whose structure and composition will be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework”. UNNECESSARY DEMANDlast_img read more

First major prostate surgery performed at Linden hospital

first_imgThe Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) has recorded its first major prostate surgery, done by Urological Surgeon Dr Brian Niles on Wednesday last.Urological Surgeon Dr Brian NilesAccording to Dr Niles, the patient, a male diabetic, had an enlarged prostate that had been causing him difficulty in urinating, and he was suffering extreme pain due to multiple stones in his bladder, which were removed during the surgery.Dr Niles explained that the bladder stones were formed as a result of the patient’s inability to empty his bladder effectively. “He had two massive stones as well as a massively enlarged prostate. I’m sure it’s one of the biggest that I have ever done. The normal size of the prostate is about 30 to 40 grammes, and his was about 275 grammes. We transfused him 2 units of blood, and he’s stable and doing well,” Dr Niles explained.He added that the patient has since been able to urinate, and is presently recovering in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the LHC, after which he is expected to be transferred into the hospital’s male ward.“We’re very excited for this type of development for the Linden community. I feel very confident in saying that we can do a lot for Linden in Linden, as far as Urology goes”, Dr Niles declared.He further stated that while resources are limited, he is confident that more can be achieved with the support of health officials.“Our resources may not be perfect, but we make use of what we have, and I think that with the continued support from the hospital administration and the Ministry of (Public) Health…I feel very confident that we would be able to provide as high a level of service, or even higher than what you may even see in Georgetown”, Dr Niles said.Urology services commenced at the hospital last November, and are conducted the second week of every month from Monday to Thursday, targeting both males and females of all ages.Dr Niles had said that one of the most common issues dealt with is prostate diseases, such as prostate cancer and prostate enlargement.Others include ‘stoppage of water’ due to enlarged prostate, kidney stones, and sexually-related issues in both men and women, including impotence, erectile dysfunction, pelvic pain, total and urinary incontinence, among other urological disorders.The medical doctor graduated from the Howard University College of Medicine in 1987. He has done Internship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. His other qualifications include Urology Residency (4 years) at Howard University Hospital and Fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York. He has also worked in Trinidad and Tobago. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Former Whittier dry cleaner dies at 97

first_img“It was huge,” said the Nowlins’ daughter, Ann Nowlin Brown, about the business. “It employed 35 people full time in the plant and had two truck drivers. They used to pick up and deliver (clothes) all over Whittier.” Their company used to clean all the band uniforms for all of the high schools in the Whittier Union High School District as well as Whittier city police uniforms. She also was a member of the East Whittier Women’s Club and Whittier Girl Scout Council, and served on the board of the Rose Float Association. The Nowlins moved from Whittier in 1992 to the Morningside Retirement Community in Fullerton. Nowlin is survived by her son, Dan of Novato; daughter, Ann Nowlin Brown of Sammamish, Wash.; stepsons Russell and Bill Rich; grandchildren Jennifer Novak, Holly Sanley, Michael Nowlin, Matthew Nowlin, Christopher Nowlin and Jessica Nowlin; step-grandchildren Ellen Hardeman, Bill Rich, Molly Beaulier, Becky Van Wey, John Rich and Mark Capley; and great-grandson Aaron Novak. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.A celebration-of-life reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Morningside of Fullerton, 800 W. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton. “She made the world a better place,” said her son, Dan. “She never said anything bad about anybody. She always had a smile on her face.” Born in Waynoka, Okla., Nowlin moved with her parents to Whittier in 1925. She graduated from Whittier High School three years later. She married Orin Nowlin in 1945. He died in 1995. He already had founded the dry cleaner. Sylvia Ann Nowlin, former owner of a Whittier dry cleaning business for 35 years, died Tuesday. Nowlin, 97, of Fullerton, with her late husband, Orin, owned and operated Orin Nowlin Cleaners and Dryers from 1936-71. She lived in Whittier for 82 years. The business was on Hadley Street, across from Whittier Boulevard. It now is the site of an auto parts shop. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Fullerton, 114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton. last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: The 24th annual Letterkenny to Sligo charity cycle was another massive success as part of their on-going fundraising initiative for Cancer Research.The event has amazingly raised over €600,000 since it’s inception in 1991 and this year was another incredible success. The volunteers involved in ensuring the event takes place every year deserve huge credit as the logistics of organising such an event is far from easy.It’s a testament to their hard work and effort that the event continues to grow and get bigger every single year.Thankfully for the participants and spectators the weather stayed lovely for the challenging 112km trek.Paddy Delap told Donegal Daily, I’d like to thank all those involved, the participants and sponsors for making the charity cycle in aid of Cancer Research another hugely successful event. Photo by Michael Bourke.CANCER RESEARCH CYCLE FROM SLIGO TO LETTERKENNY – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fearturesnewspic specialSportlast_img read more


first_imgThe HSE has invested almost €300,000 into refurbishment work at Dungloe Community Hospital.Major investment by HSE at Dungloe Community Hospital.The work, which is due to be completed in the next month or so, involves re-roofing and a roof insulation upgrade and is being carried out by McMenamin Building Contractors Ltd., Dreenan, Ballybofey.The kitchen was upgraded in November 2013 to environmental health specifications. All electrical works have also been upgraded and fire compliance works are still ongoing and are due for completion later this year. Five beds have also recently been reopened at the hospital, bringing to 35 the total complement of beds.Commenting, Kieran Doherty, General Manager, HSE Donegal said, “The upgrading works and the additional beds will be of great benefit to patients and the local community. Additionally, this demonstrates the commitment in HSE Donegal to the important role of community hospitals in providing quality services to people in their local area.”Dungloe Community Hospital provides a range of health services to the people of West Donegal, including a 16-bedded residential centre, a day hospital, outpatient clinics, X-ray department along with additional specialist services such as physiotherapy, mental health, social work and speech and language therapy.A palliative suite is also provided, enabling family members to stay with a relative at the end of life. Communal accommodation for residents and patients includes two sitting/dining areas, a main kitchen, two pantry kitchens, a laundry and staff facilities. There is also garden space to the front and rear of the building. BEDS TO RE-OPEN AND REFURBISHMENT ALMOST COMPLETED AT DUNGLOE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL was last modified: April 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dungloe Community HospitalHSElast_img read more

Johnson battles to win at Lowe’s

first_imgCONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson overcame every problem thrown his way including tire troubles that turned Saturday night’s event into a laughingstock to win his fourth consecutive race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and move into a tie with Tony Stewart in the Chase for the championship. Johnson started 41st, battled a failing alternator, a cut right rear tire and overtime to prove no one can beat him on the track his Lowe’s-sponsored team considers its own private playground. Johnson has won five of the past six events at the suburban Charlotte facility. “I just can’t wait for this thing to be over so I can get out of here and hopefully not be hurt.” The smooth track surface was a concern all weekend because of the dizzying speeds created after track president Humpy Wheeler twice grinded out its trademark bumps. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week It moved Johnson up three spots in the standings and into a tie with Stewart who finished 25th after crashing while leading earlier in the race with five events remaining in the race for the Nextel Cup title. Biffle is in third in the standings, 11 points out. Johnson’s win was the one bright spot in a race that was marred by tire problems for 16 drivers including five Chase competitors because Goodyear’s rubber could not stand up to the increased speeds on the smoothed track surface. It forced NASCAR to issue a mid-race mandate on the minimum air pressure used on right front tires, and led inspectors to police pit road with a threat of docking points to teams who disobeyed. Stewart, Kyle Busch, Elliott Sadler and Kasey Kahne all lost the lead because of tire problems three of them crashed after their tires blew while Kahne avoided the wall. Many said the tire concerns left them too scared to push their cars to the limit, choosing instead to race at about 85 percent effort to prevent a possible tire failure. “I need a renewal of my life insurance policy, to tell you the truth,” Stewart told his crew when asked late in the race what he needed. center_img “I can’t believe that we always end up somehow toward the front at the end of a race … this one in the closing laps after a long night of adversity,” Johnson said. “We changed batteries, the alternator had some troubles, flat tire, all kinds of crazy things.” He took the lead with nine laps to go and was pulling away until Rusty Wallace brought out the 15th caution of the race with one of the many, many tire problems. It forced the field to be bunched up for one final restart and Johnson held off Chase contenders Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle to lock up the victory. last_img read more


first_imgHundreds of people queue outside McElhinneys today, for the start of the summer sale.The crowds gathered at McElhinneys today for their massive Summer Sale, with thousands of discounts of up to 50% off the crowds raced to grab their summer bargain. McElhinneys is open today from 10am – 10pm and tomorrow Thursday from 9.30am – 8pm.For all those Brides-to-be don’t miss McElhinneys Bridal Rooms unmissable One Day Exclusive Designer Wedding Dress Sale is also on this Friday 6th June from 9.30am – 8.00pm.Stunning designer wedding dresses from Maggie Sottero, Ian Stuart, Pronovias, Ronald Joyce, Benjamin Roberts, Justin Alexander plus many more clearing with up to a massive 70% off. There will also be a selection of wedding dresses for only €99, sample bridesmaid dresses clearing at €50 and veils and other headwear clearing for at €10. This is definitely a bridal sale that cannot be missed if you are getting married!Most wedding dress offers will be available online at No appointment required. Great sterling cash exchange rate with £1 = €1.20.If you would like further information contact the friendly team on 00353749131217. To find the wedding dress of your dreams at a fraction of the price, get to the one day sale filled with exquisite wedding dresses at McElhinneys Bridal Rooms, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal this Friday 6th June. Shop Instore and online at www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.comMASSIVE CROWDS FLOCK TO MCELHINNEYS FOR SUMMER SALE was last modified: June 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Businesshome-page featuresMCELHINNEYSnewssummer salelast_img read more

Twitter Was Born 5 Years Ago Today, @Jack Tweets the Story

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit It was a year later that I joined Twitter, personally. It was still small but very hyped up among San Francisco tech lovers. I thought it sounded like a waste of time, but signed up to try and catch some news at South by Southwest. Four years later, Twitter has changed my life dramatically. Thanks Jack and team for taking that leap. I look forward to reading Jack’s tweets about Twitter history over the next few weeks.What are your first memories of Twitter, readers? marshall kirkpatrick “5 years ago today we started programming Twitter (‘twttr’ for short). 8 days later the first tweet was sent: #twttr,” Tweeted Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey this afternoon. To mark the date, Dorsey is posting messages right now recounting the world-changing social network’s origins. We’ve embedded his messages below. It’s pretty heart warming. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#twitter#web last_img read more

Ditch the Tax Credits for Renewables

first_imgCongress Poised to Give Renewables a Big BoostLawmaker Seeks to Extend the Investment Tax CreditA Fight Ahead For Solar Equipment Tax CreditsEnergy Tax Credits and the Fiscal Cliff Proponents of the solar and wind credits note that both are “zero emission” in that they generate electricity without emitting climate-changing gases. The amount of GHG emissions displaced, however, depends on which fossil fuels are displaced. This, in turn, varies widely by state.Wyoming’s coal mines, for example, produced 39% of the coal mined in the country in 2013, while 88% of the electricity generated in the state in 2014 came from coal. Coal is one of the largest fossil sources of GHG emissions. Wyoming’s electric sector is thus one of the country’s most polluting in terms of its emissions of carbon dioxide and other GHGs.At the opposite end of the spectrum is New York. That state derives 48% of its electricity from zero emission sources, notably hydropower and nuclear energy, and another 48% from relatively low-emission natural gas. A gigawatt of wind capacity installed in Wyoming therefore displaces more GHG emissions than in New York.The contrast between Wyoming and New York shows how the renewed tax credits for wind and solar power are not as effective at reducing GHG emissions as they could be. This is because the credits subsidize both energy sources equally regardless of whether the installations are displacing highly polluting fossil fuels or zero-emission renewables. Similarly, if the solar tax credit had expired, PV installations were expected to experience much slower growth in the years ahead. The Energy Information Agency projected residential solar power’s annual growth of 30% from 2013 to 2016 to slow to only 6%.If solar power is to displace a significant share of fossil fuels for power generation, then it needs to have much higher growth. In 2014, solar power accounted for less than half of one percent of all electricity generation in the U.S., even after several years of rapid expansion. Good news for solar and windTax credits have played an important role in promoting the construction of new wind and solar power capacity in the U.S. Owners of photovoltaic (PV) systems receive a 30% tax credit on the cost of a system, while wind power generators have received as much as $23 for every megawatt-hour of energy produced.A 2014 study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that maintaining the credit for wind power through 2020 would lead to 10 gigawatts per year of additional capacity constructed. That’s roughly the same generating capacity as 10 full-size nuclear power plants, although wind turbines produce power only about a third of the time.In the past, the tax credit for wind had been allowed to expire for short periods before renewal, and new construction fell sharply during each of these periods. Megawatts of wind capacity installed per year.Red denotes subsidy expiration and/or extension years. Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Congress last month extended valuable tax credits to producers of electricity from wind turbines and purchasers of solar equipment, a move that came as a relief to an industry that has experienced rapid growth in recent years.A tax credit for wind power producers had lapsed almost a year ago, and the credit for solar power was scheduled to decline sharply at the end of 2016. Now, renewable electricity generators have several years of unprecedented stability: the renewed wind and solar power credits don’t expire until 2020 and 2022, respectively.The extensions were finalized just days after 196 countries agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of a global effort to mitigate climate change. The White House hailed the extensions as an important step toward this goal.Recent studies, however, indicate that tax credits are not the most effective means of achieving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. A closer look at this tax credit policy not only shows its flaws but also sheds light on how to best promote the spread of renewable energy and lower carbon emissions.center_img Displacing coal or hydro?Further reducing tax credits’ effectiveness is the fact that fossil fuels remain cheaper sources of electricity than many renewables. This is true even when renewable energy receives subsidies.Wind and solar power are most competitive in those markets with the highest electricity prices. That’s why New York has almost 1,400 times more installed solar power than Wyoming, because its electricity prices are the higher of the two.The tax credits reinforce this disconnect between environmental benefits and installation locations by ignoring displaced GHG emissions. Yet where renewable energy is installed in the U.S. has profound implications.A 2013 analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the benefits of U.S. wind and solar power installations in multiple locations. It identified a range in the combined environmental and health benefits of $10 to $100 per megawatt-hour depending on where they were installed. The authors concluded that one megawatt-hour of wind energy produced in coal-rich Ohio yields five times the combined benefits of the same energy produced in New Mexico.A study published this month in Nature Climate Change reached a similar conclusion. It valued the combined benefit range of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at $14 to $170 per megawatt-hour depending on location.Without a doubt, the extensions of the tax credits for wind and solar power will cause renewables’ share of the U.S. electricity market to displace that of fossil fuels at a much faster rate than would have otherwise been the case.However, a growing body of research suggests that the ability of the tax credits to slow climate change would have been still greater had the value of the subsidies been instead linked to the amount of GHG emissions displaced by installing renewable energy. Is there another way?The tax credits for wind and solar power are different from many U.S. renewable energy subsidies in that their value is not determined by the amount of GHG emissions displaced by new installations.The U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard both provide financial incentives to produce renewable transportation fuels. Only those renewable fuels that achieve substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions than the fuels that they are displacing qualify, however. RELATED ARTICLES Tristan Brown is an assistant professor of energy resource economics at the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

English Premier League giants Chelsea eye Indian market

first_imgIn a boost for Indian football, premier league giants Chelsea Football Club today said they are closely watching the Indian market to find like-minded corporate partners.”We want to enter the Indian market with grassroots level engagement. Chelsea FC does not want to come to India just to play a match as we are committed to development of football in this country,” Ben Wells, Club’s head of marketing, said while speaking at the International Football Arena (IFA) round-table here today.The gathering discussed at length the ways to increase awareness level across India to make football viable for investments, merchandising and international partnering.National team coach Bob Houghton said “in order to develop and train our team, it is imperative that we infuse technical knowhow from international teams and not from international clubs. We also need to consolidate our existing calendar of tournaments to make the same more competitive.””India’s immediate aim is to be in the top 10 teams in Asia. The football association in tandem with various partners are working towards training and development of the current Indian team and the junior team,” said All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Alberto Colaco.last_img read more