UWP Political leader admits almost 15 years of disqualifiying vice

first_img Tweet Share LocalNews UWP Political leader admits almost 15 years of disqualifiying vice by: – September 8, 2011 12 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Hon. Ronald Green. Photo credit: uwpdm.comThe United Workers Party Political Leader and Petitioner in the dual citizenship case involving Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Member of Parliament for the La Plaine Constituency Honourable Petter St. Jean, Honourable Ronald Green has admitted almost fifteen years of disqualifying vice.Honourable Ronald Green admitted in Court yesterday that he knowingly retained his dual citizenship status after acquiring a United States passport as an adult even after the issue of his disqualification was raised in 1995 by Former Chief Justice Sir Brian Alleyne, who was the Attorney General at the time.Mr Green is seeking to persuade the Court that Petter St. Jean should be disqualified because he may have obtained a French passport and was a citizen of France.From the evidence presented to the Court yesterday, Mr. Green admits that on Nomination Day at the 2009 general elections he was still a citizen of the United States.Unconfirmed reports also indicate that Mr Green also travelled on the said passport after the 2009 general elections.What is clear however according to Mr. Green’s evidence is that his dual citizenship status was only resolved “some months later” when he formally applied to the US Embassy in Barbados on the 11th of December, 2009.From his evidence in Court yesterday, Mr Green admitted that he obtained citizenship at the age of 17 but of his own act obtained a United States passport as an adult.He also testified that in the 1995, 2000, and 2005 elections he knew that he had dual citizenship status.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told reporters outside the Court yesterday, that this case is “unfortunate as the very same thing which Mr. Green is accusing Mr St. Jean and myself of, he has admitted to having done that in Court.” Observers have also been commenting that the very matter which Mr. Green is complaining about against Mr St. Jean he also suffered from the same vice for over fifteen years.Mr Green’s admission coupled with the setting aside of the subpoenas by Justice Gertel Thom yesterday raises serious questions about the merits and motives of the case against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Honourable Petter St. Jean.The cross examination of Mr Green will continue from nine o’clock this morning.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Woodward fails to show up at United, Wolves clash after fans attacked his £2m mansion

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Manchester United’s vice executive chairman Ed Woodward was a surprise absentee for the club’s Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday. Loading… Woodward’s home in Cheshire was attacked by United fans on Tuesday, with supporters calling for him to quit as a result of their struggling form this season. A mob of around 20 balaclava-clad supporters launched an attack on Woodward’s luxurious mansion near Knutsford, in which he lives with his wife, Isabelle, and his two young twin daughters. The gang assembled outside the house and rang an intercom on his large gates at the entrance on Tuesday night. But when nobody answered inside the mansion, the mob decided to throw a red smoke bomb before launching a firework at the house. It was reported that Woodward beefed up his personal security in the aftermath of the attacks on his home, but he still attended the Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City at the Etihad on Wednesday. Supporters have sang songs calling for him and the club’s owners, the Glazer family, to leave, while wearing green and gold scarves as a symbol of their continued protests. Fans are unhappy with United’s apparent lack of strategy in the transfer market, though Woodward did deliver two signings in the January transfer window. The £68million signing of Bruno Fernandes was widely applauded by fans but United’s late scramble for a striker, which saw Odion Ighalo agree a six-month loan move prompted supporters to blast Woodward’s lack of planning and organisation. United fans were expected to walk out of Old Trafford during the 0-0 draw on Saturday to again vent their opposition to Woodward and the Glazer family, though there didn’t appear to be a mass exodus of supporters. Woodward will perhaps have been happy to have missed the encounter, which saw United put in another drab showing bereft of attacking quality. The result leaves the club in sixth place in the Premier League table, four points behind Chelsea who occupy fourth spot and the final Champions League spot. read also:Angry United fans target Woodward’s £2m mansion with fireworks, smoke bomb Sheffield United’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace has seen the Blades leapfrog United into fifth place. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Basketball Team Falls To Olympians

first_imgThe Batesville freshman basketball team opened up 2015 with a 55-15 loss at Columbus East on Saturday.The pressure applied by the Olympians was more than the Batesville team had seen all year. Turnovers plagued the dogs in the first half from the Columbus East pressure and they were never able to recover.The boys are in action again Monday at Lawrenceburg.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.last_img

​Premier League discusses resuming season behind closed doors

first_img Promoted Content6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Clubs reiterated a commitment to resuming the season “when safe and appropriate to do so” during a video conference on Friday. The conference followed a separate meeting, hosted by culture secretary Oliver Dowden, involving medical experts from several sports organisations, government and Public Health England, about “stepping up planning” for sport’s eventual return. Dowden introduced the meeting and said elite sport would return behind closed doors “when, and only when, it is safe to do so on the basis of expert medical advice”. The Premier League said in a statement it would “only return to training and playing with government guidance”.Advertisement “No decisions were taken at today’s meeting and clubs exchanged views on the information provided regarding ‘Project Restart’,” the statement added. “It was agreed that the Professional Footballers’ Association, the League Managers’ Association, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted. “The clubs reconfirmed their commitment to finishing the 2019-20 season, maintaining integrity of the competition and welcomed the government’s support.” The Premier League has been suspended since 13 March because of coronavirus but all clubs remain committed to playing this season’s 92 remaining fixtures. read also:Arsenal named fifth most valuable club in EPL All games are expected to be held behind closed doors and the league is considering making some available on free-to-air TV. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Premier League clubs have discussed “the first tentative moves forward” in plans to resume the 2019-20 season, reports BBC Sport.last_img read more

Shebester holds on for first career Sprint Series of Oklahoma victory

first_imgBy David Smith Jr.ELK CITY, Okla. (July 22) – Steven Shebester took the lead at the start, then held off a fast-clos­ing Joe Wood Jr. at the end to win the Sprint Series of Oklahoma feature Saturday at Elk City Speed­way.The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series victory was his career first.Shebester started on the front row for the 25-lap feature and took the lead as the green flag fell.The Mustang, Okla., driver had his hands full with defending national and series champion Andy Shouse as the frontrunners approached traffic near midway.Shebester handled lapped traffic while Shouse had his hands full with Wood. Wood, who took over the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader.Gunning for his second feature victory in a row and third career, Wood got a run underneath the leader coming out of turn four on the last lap. Shebester held on for his first career victory in only his fifth start piloting a Sprint Car.Wood settled for second while Shouse came home third. Brandon Long and Zach Blurton rounded out the top five.Presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, the Sprint Series of Oklahoma will be back in action Fri­day night, July 28 at Wichita Speedway.Feature results – 1. Steven Shebester; 2. Joe Wood Jr.; 3. Andy Shouse; 4. Brandon Long; 5. Zach Blurton; 6. Blake Dacus; 7. Jake Martens; 8. Cody Whitworth; 9. Chris Kelly; 10. Josh Toho; 11. Michael Gossman; 12. Loyd Clevenger; 13. Dillon Laden; 14. Justin Fisk; 15. Blake Scott; 16. Jerry Jumper; 17. Justin Mowery; 18. Tristan Oakes; 19. Chase Smith; 20. Tanner Conn; 21. Chad Koch.last_img read more

Leising greets FFA, Farm Bureau members at the Statehouse

first_imgPictured from left: Casie Roland, Grayce Knapp, Sara Weaver, Leising, Jenna Orschell, Isaac Selm and Doug KriegerIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator Jean Leising from Oldenburg recently met with members of Franklin County FFA and Franklin County Farm Bureau. The group discussed agriculture-related bills and the future of farming in Indiana.last_img

Warm water hockey

first_img Old design gets new wind behind its sails – May 22, 2013 Latest Posts Lobster traps to be moved for survey – May 17, 2013 MDI sailors finish in middle of pack – May 17, 2013 Underwater hockey players move in on the puck during a recent game at the MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor. Games are held on Thursday evenings throughout the winter.BAR HARBOR —One night a week, a small group of people change into their bathing suits, strap into snorkels and flippers, and slip beneath the surface of the swimming pool to play hockey, not a pair of skates or a mouthguard in sight.{youtube}ZHurFHBbXLA{/youtube}Local diver Ed Monat, who organizes the sessions, calls the game “underwater hockey.” The British, who invented it and developed it into an international competition, call it “octopush.”Beyond a weighted puck and short sticks to push it along, there is little in common with the version of hockey most people recognize. The goals are strips of rope kept at the bottom of the pool with lead weights. The object is to score by pushing the puck beneath the rope.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMr. Monat, a master diver, has been periodically organizing underwater hockey since the early ‘90s. On Mr. Horton’s first night the turnout was the “the best we have had in quite a while,” Mr. Monat said. Participants ranged in age from around 10 years old to more than 40.Underwater, the action begins with the two teams at opposite ends of the shallow section, the puck positioned between them. On a count of three, the teams rush towards the puck and each other. When they meet below the surface of the pool, the water boils, resembling a scene from the classic movie “Jaws.”The rules for underwater hockey are as strict as any other sport. The British Octopush Association defines most of the formal guidelines. Those include coded signals used by the referees, age brackets, how much the pool bottom can slant, penalties, and procedures for appealing a referee’s call.The Mount Desert Island incarnation of underwater hockey, however, does not strictly adhere to these rules. “In an ideal world I would love to do it [competitively],” said Mr. Monat. “But we play just for fun,” making rules as they best fit the group that comes to play.For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander.center_img Bio Latest posts by Blake Davis (see all) Blake DavisReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter Blake Davis covered sports and maritime events. He is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.last_img read more

Part 2: Finish line not yet in sight for Robin Emery

first_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Bio Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)center_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Click here for Part 1.ELLSWORTH — The first award Robin Emery won in her running career was a trophy adorned with a male basketball player.That was the prize offered to the first-place woman in the 1973 Bangor Labor Day Race — or in Emery’s case — to the only female competitor for the second straight year.“I wasn’t going away,” Emery says. “So they figured they’d give me something for showing up.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textToday, Emery can be spotted at most area races wearing a bib number and a smile — the kind that shines through her eyes and lights up her face. She speaks quickly and energetically. And she giggles.Beneath that demeanor is a fiercely competitive woman who still records her mileage and race times in a collection of notebooks dating back to the 1970s. Emery would miss out on the opportunities that eventually became available to female athletes. But she’d pave the way for one of the world’s most inspirational runners, Maine’s Joan Benoit Samuelson.“Robin was a real pioneer,” says the first-ever women’s Olympic marathon gold medalist. “She was running well before women were accepted in the sport.”Throughout the early 1970s, Emery helped integrate women into countless road races across the state, including Maine’s oldest — the Portland Boys’ Club (PBC) 5-miler. In 1972, Emery and another pioneer, Diane Fournier, registered to run the PBC race. Directors initially vetoed their applications, but eventually conceded and admitted women for the first time in the event’s 43 years.“People weren’t used to seeing women running,” says Fournier, then a Rumford teacher who had recently met Emery through road racing. “Robin really made a difference because she was so outgoing. The thing I remember most about her is that smile.”Before the race, Emery and Fournier lined up with hundreds of male runners in front of a city health official, who proceeded to probe their bare chests with his stethoscope. One by one, the men took turns lifting their shirts for inspection — a pre-race ritual that never made any sense to Emery.“The doctor had to listen to their heart, for some weird reason,” Emery says. “No one could figure out what they were listening for.”When the doctor reached Emery, she grabbed for the bottom of her shirt and watched the color drain from his face.“Oh no, dear,” Emery mimics his embarrassment. “That’s OK.”At that instant, the practice was dropped forever.Female runners faced additional challenges in the early 1970s. Because women’s running shoes didn’t yet exist, Emery ran in either topsiders or ballet slippers, and she endured countless blisters and undiagnosed stress fractures. Her mother often watched Emery limp into the house after runs. While her daughter peeled away wool socks from the open wounds on her swollen feet, it became increasingly hard for Emery’s mom to see the alleged health benefits running offered women.She wasn’t alone. Seared in the world’s collective consciousness were the tales told about the 1928 Summer Olympics held in Amsterdam — the first Games to include running events for women. Journalists described female competitors collapsing at the finish line in the 800-meter race. The New York Times reported that six of the nine runners were “completely exhausted and fell headlong on the ground” and that “several had to be carried off the track.” Other publications across the world echoed the same sentiment, with some including quotes from doctors claiming women who participated in such feats of endurance risked infertility or premature aging.Film of this 1928 race later emerged and refuted these alarmist accounts, but the damage was done. The International Olympic Committee ruled that the half-mile distance was too strenuous for the female body and prohibited all women’s running events longer than 200 meters — a ban that remained in effect until 1960.“The attitude was, ‘Oh, we can’t do this to our ladies,’” Emery says. “Those women had no training, so naturally they were heaving and gasping when they finished a half-mile.”Without proper training, Emery struggled through her early races. Fortunately, the coach of the country’s first women’s running club discovered her at a Colby College track meet competing in an 880-yard race, the longest distance typically available to women at the time. Jeff Johnson — coach of Liberty AC as well as Nike’s first employee and inventor of the brand’s name — began mailing Emery coaching advice and encouraging her to run out of state, as New England had become a hotbed for runners by the mid-1970s.Johnson assisted Emery in transforming her once-secret hobby into an identity. Pre-race nerves would often make her sick. And on that pressure, she thrived.“Once that gun goes off, all that energy is released,” Emery says. “And you just fly.”Emery squints into space, as if examining a distant era.“I used to fly.”In 1974, Benoit Samuelson (then Joan Benoit) began entering road races as a 16-year-old student at Cape Elizabeth High School. She would run in Emery’s shadow for the next two years.Joan Benoit Samuelson (left) and Robin Emery pose together after running the 1976 Portland Boys’ Club 5-mile race.“Robin was a live wire,” Benoit Samuelson says. “She exuded excitement and joy for the sport.”Emery often used humor to cope with her stress before competitions. Benoit Samuelson recalls how Emery would playfully attempt to psych her out at the starting line, interrogating her about whether she was ready to go.Emery denies this. Sort of.“Me? Me? No… I never did that,” She says emphatically before muttering: “‘Joanie, you look like you have a limp. Are you OK?’”Emery snickers.“Joanie was funny — she’d start at the back of the pack and work her way up,” Emery says. “You didn’t even know she was there sometimes until she’d pass you.”Emery watched with admiration and in horror when the Bowdoin College freshman disappeared ahead of her in the 1976 PBC 5-miler. With that, Benoit Samuelson ended Emery’s four-year winning streak in the event.Emery would go on to win the PBC race a total of 13 times while Benoit Samuelson soared into international prominence.“It was Robin who set the bar really high for me,” Benoit Samuelson says. “She and Diane were the two leaders in Maine.”In 1984, Emery watched the first women’s Olympic marathon on television, by herself, in her Lamoine home. She was not surprised when Benoit Samuelson took the lead three miles into the Los Angeles course.“All the announcers thought she was going to die out there,” Emery says, rolling her eyes. “I knew she was going to win.”From there, Benoit Samuelson never looked back. She emerged first from the tunnel onto the track of LA’s packed Olympic stadium, smiling and waving her white cap in the air throughout her final lap before crossing the finish line in two hours, 24 minutes and 52 seconds.“It was so awesome,” Emery says. “To see a Maine girl do it… It was just really great.”But at 38 years old, Emery faced a sad reality that day: She would never compete at that level.Hundreds of trophies, medals and plaques have taken over an entire room in Emery’s house. She keeps other relics from her career in stacks of scrapbooks, overflowing with photos, bib numbers and yellow-tinted newsprint. Tucked into one of these volumes is a 1976 article in which Emery spoke to a reporter about her future:“At age 30, maybe I should be satisfied with what I’ve done, but I can’t bring myself to say that I’ve come just so far and won’t go any farther,” Emery is quoted saying. “Back there in my head, I have Olympics fever bugging me. If they had a marathon or a 10,000-meter run for women, I’d have to try. I’d take a year off from school to run.”Emery can still recite her best times off the top of her head: for the mile (5:10), 5K (17:45), 10K (35:40) and the marathon (3 hours and three minutes).“I get so depressed when I see how fast I was,” Emery says. “I wish I would have been young now with all these opportunities. It would have been great.”Emery’s voice trails off. She shrugs and then grins, only this smile doesn’t quite reach her eyes.“Oh well,” she says softly.Emery says the advice she’d offer girls and young women today is: “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.”She pauses when she’s hit with a realization: “But nobody tells you that you can’t anymore.”“We were discriminated against, and what’s amazing is we accepted it as, ‘that’s just the way it is,’” Emery says. “Would I accept it now? No.”Emery has run, measured globally, around the planet one and a half times through all conditions — hurricanes, blizzards and thunderstorms, in temperatures ranging from 106 degrees to 20 below. She will never know where those distances may have taken her in a later era, but her impact on Maine’s running culture is immeasurable.“I will always have great respect for Robin’s leadership and passion,” Benoit Samuelson says. “I’ll never forget Robin and Diane’s contributions to the sport.”Emery, Fournier and Benoit Samuelson all have been inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame.Today, the award given to the top female finisher of the Bangor Labor Day Race is named the “Robin Emery Trophy.” Emery has won the 5-miler 14 times, earning her last victory a month shy of her 52nd birthday. She still runs the race every year and presents the prize to the winner.“I’m glad I didn’t have to die to get a trophy named after me,” Emery says.There is no finish line in sight for Emery. She is looking forward to the next chapter of her career, which is defined by a new age bracket.“I’ll never stop running,” she says. “When I hit the 70s, look out!” EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

GSA, MDI track teams post strong finishes at state championship meets

first_img Latest Posts DOVER-FOXCROFT — The George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island boys’ and girls’ track teams each posted top-three finishes at their respective state championship meets Saturday.GSA’s boys’ team placed third behind Orono and Traip Academy with 61 points at the Class C meet in Dover-Foxcroft. In individual events, the Eagles got wins from John Hassett in the boys’ 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and another from Erik Taylor-Lash in the 1,600-meter race walk. As a team, GSA won the 4-by-800 relay with a time of 8 minutes, 25.19 seconds.On the girls’ side, GSA recorded 56 points to place second behind Orono. In addition to taking second as a team in the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relays, the Eagles’ Eliza Broughton and Morgan Dauk added wins in the 300-meter hurdles and javelin throw, respectively.At the Class B championships in Yarmouth, the MDI boys came very close to taking first place but ultimately finished three points behind Winslow. In addition to team wins in the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 team, the Trojans also got wins from Croix Albee in the shot put and Noah Hutchinson in the high jump.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe MDI girls’ team finished in third place behind Greely and York, but senior Tia Tardy delivered the day’s most historic moment when she set a state record with a 2:14:76 finish in the 800-meter run. She added another win in the 1,600-meter run and was also part of the Trojans’ winning team in the 4-by-800 relay.For Ellsworth, Matt Shea finished 11th in the boys’ 3,200-meter run, and Nate Mason tied for 11th in the boys’ high jump. Ellsworth’s girls’ 4-by-800 relay team of Emma McKechnie, Danielle White, Caitlin MacPherson and Kiona Osterlin placed 13th.Bucksport junior Danny Bunker finished seventh in Class C boys’ triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 3 inches, and the Golden Bucks’ Meaghan Goodine and Natasha Clement took 12th and 14th in the 400-meter run and 800-meter dash, respectively.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold finished sixth in the boys’ 1,600-meter run and fifth in the 3,200-meter run. The Sumner girls’ 4-by-100 relay team of Emily Crocker, Blue Howard, Nataly Battis and Cassidy Lee took 18th.The outdoor track season’s final scheduled meet will be the New England regional championships next Saturday, June 10, in Norwell, Mass. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more