Chase Green, King could face another no-confidence motion

first_imgBy Michael YoungeA group of Councillors from the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is working on bringing another no-confidence motion against Mayor Patricia Chase Green and Town Clerk Royston King as there continues to be growing concern over the manner in which the Georgetown municipality is being run.One of the Councillors who spoke with  Guyana Times on Thursday morning said the motion was being carefully drafted and a strategic plan was being worked out to ensure that the “infamous duo” could not use their “political manoeuvres” to kill or block the motion as was the case on previous occasions.City Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene“We know that they will try very hard to fight the motion, but to tell the truth: these two officials are running the Council and City Hall as if it is a cake shop or their own personal business. They do not understand what good governance, democracy or integrity mean,” the Councillor who chose to remain anonymous until the motion is fully prepared and ready to be tabled.The Councillor insisted that his colleagues and others have tried diligently to work with the Town Clerk and the Mayor, but it appeared as though they were a law unto themselves.“There is massive corruption … fraud at the Council and the continued mismanagement of the Council’s resources, but little or no serious focus and introspection is being done. We cannot allow these two personalities to stand any longer without stepping aside so that the Council and Georgetown could be restored to their former glory. This is not the change residents of Georgetown voted for,” the Councillor alleged.The City Councillor also told <<>> that at least two members of the ruling A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition were willing to deflect if the motion is tabled, debated and voted on secretly.“They are fearful. These two are seen as tyrants who in the end get their way. But we are going to strike at the right time and just when the situation is convenient. There are scores of complaints against King at the level of the Local Government Commission, but I feel it’s powerless because of politics,” the Councillor remarked.Back in March, City Councillor Sherod Duncan failed in his quest to have the Council argue a motion of no-confidence against Town Clerk King.Duncan’s motion was disallowed when a majority of Councillors voted to accept legal advice which declared that the policy-making body had no right to declare a lack of confidence in its chief administrative officer.The decision was made after Mayor Chase Green read the advice procured by King from former Magistrate Maxwell Edwards. The motion was thrown out despite the fact that previous Councils that Chas -Green sat on had moved six motions of no confidence against former Town Clerk Carol Sooba.Edwards argued that a vote of no confidence amounted to disciplinary action against the Town Clerk, a function which is outside the powers of the Council.Another legal mind explained that his reading of the Municipal and District Councils Act leads him to, “off the top of [his] head”, opine that “he can’t see that the Council has no power to express its opinion on the conduct of the Town Clerk, which is what it seems to be trying to do.”Further, a clear precedent exists with the previous Council having moved six no-confidence motions against former Town Clerk Sooba.Sooba, who was installed as Town Clerk in 2012 by former Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker, consistently clashed with the Hamilton Green-led Council which tabled and passed motion after motion. Each motion was forwarded to the Minister of Local Government, since the Council did not have disciplinary powers but at no time did the Council declare itself unable to complain.last_img read more

Live Streaming India vs England 2nd Test Day 3: When and where to watch IND v ENG Test match?

first_imgWhat time is the Test match between England and India?Day 3 of the second Test between India and England will start at 3.30pm IST.Where can I watch the England vs India Test match live?You can watch the Test match live on the following TV channels – Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD from 2.29pm IST.Live Streaming will be available on SonyLiv app and website – sonyliv.comWhen is the England vs India Test match?The second Test between India and England will be played from August 9-13.Where will the England vs India Test match be played?The second Test between India and England will be played at Lord’s, London.Where can I check the online live updates of the England vs India Test match?You can get all the latest updates, reactions, news of the Test match at www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the team squads for England vs India Test match?England’s playing XI: Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (C), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (W), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.India’s playing XI: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (W), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav.India vs England, Lord’s Test: Weather forecast for today and next 2 daysPlay was called off for on Day 1 without a ball being bowled in the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord’s on Thursday.advertisementShowers rarely relented in north-west London on the opening day, with the umpires making their final decision at 4:50 p.m. (1550 GMT) local time.Lord’s Test: India fold for 107 after Anderson 5 for 20 on rain-truncated Day 2Both teams returned to the ground on Friday but rain played spoilsport once again and only 35.2 overs were possible in the entire day which saw multiple rain interruptions.The wet conditions forced a delayed start with England captain Joe Root eventually winning the toss and putting India into bat.England paceman James Anderson showed he remains a deadly proposition in home conditions taking 5/20 as the hosts bowled out India for a miserly 107.Chris Woakes replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray.Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope was handed his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad.After India’s struggles with the bat in the series opener, Cheteshwar Pujara was recalled to the team to provide greater solidity at the top of the order.Thursday was the first time a full day’s play has been lost at Lord’s since the opening day of the first test against Pakistan in 2001.England lead the five-match series 1-0 after completing a thrilling 31-run victory at Edgbaston last week in Birmingham.last_img read more

PM Narendra Modi wishes for Neeraj Chopra’s speedy recovery post elbow surgery

first_imgCommonwealth and Asian Games champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has undergone surgery on the elbow of his throwing arm and faces a race against time to be fully fit before the World Championships in Doha at the end of September.The 21-year-old Indian has not competed since picking up the injury to his right elbow late last year and was working extensively on his core strengthening and flexibility with an eye on the World Championships.The former world junior champion underwent an arthroscopy procedure to remove bone fragments which were causing him discomfort on Thursday and was released from the Mumbai hospital on Friday.”Undergone elbow surgery in Mumbai by Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala,” Chopra said in a social media post, accompanied by a picture of him lying on a hospital bed with his right arm in an elbow brace.”Will require some months of rehabilitation before I can start back with throwing. Hoping to return stronger.”Every setback is a setup for a comeback. God wants to bring you out better than you were before.”Undergone elbow surgery in Mumbai by Dr.Dinshaw Pardiwala.Will require some months of rehabilitation before i can start back with throwing.Hoping to return stronger.Every setback is a setup for a comeback.God wants to bring you out better than you were before.pic.twitter.com/6b793eSnsyNeeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) May 3, 2019Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took to twitter and wished for the speedy recovery of Chopra.”Neeraj, you’re a brave youngster who has been making India proud continuously! Everyone is praying for your quick and complete recovery,” Modi tweeted.advertisementNeeraj, you’re a brave youngster who has been making India proud continuously!Everyone is praying for your quick and complete recovery. @Neeraj_chopra1 https://t.co/aTTFMbQHdpChowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 4, 2019Last year, Chopra became only the third man to win an athletics gold for India at the Commonwealth Games after sprinter Milkha Singh in 1958 and discus thrower Vikas Gowda in 2014.A throw of 86.47 metres was enough to take the title on the Gold Coast and he followed that up with 87.43 metres at the Diamond League leg in Doha in May.At the Asiad in Jakarta he threw even further, clearing a season’s best distance of 88.06 metres for the title placing him sixth on the IAAF top list for 2018.Hailing from the Northern Indian state of Haryana, which is better known for producing wrestlers and kabaddi players, Chopra is currently ranked fifth in the IAAF world rankings in javelin.He was targeting a throw of 92 metres and finish in the top six at the World Championships in Doha.”Neeraj went through consultations with doctors in India and his scans were sent to multiple international experts as well, who all suggested that the elbow arthroscopy would be the best alternative,” said Manisha Malhotra, Head of Sports Excellence at JSW Sports, the organisation which manages the athlete.”After considering all options and feedback, Neeraj decided to stay in India and undergo the procedure.”last_img read more