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Guyana Chief Justice could rule by month end on validity no confidence motion


Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire Tuesday said she intends to give a ruling by the end of this month regarding the three matters challenging the validity of last month’s motion of no confidence that led to the downfall of the David Granger coalition government.

She told lawyers representing the various parties during the case management hearing that they should submit their legal arguments within the specific deadlines.

“A decision will be ready before the end of this month ” she said, noting also that she is unlikely to grant a conservatory order for the President and Cabinet to remain in office due to the time frames.

“We are going to push ahead” and decide on those “matters as urgently as possible” because “the nation is awaiting the outcome of these…

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Where Is the Rooney Rule Needed Most Today?


What a small world it is.

In 1979, I was offered my first full-time teaching and coaching job at Trinity-Pawling School, a private boarding school 60 miles north of New York City.

One of my fondest memories of being an assistant Varsity football coach occurred during a crisp autumn day practice when a giant Mayflower moving van pulled up to the side of the field and minutes later the drivers were pulling out brand new 5 and 3 man blocking sleds with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ logo on them.

They were a gift from Art Rooney, the legendary owner of the Steelers. You see, his grandson, Danny, son of Dan Rooney, was our starting quarterback.

In the early 80s at TP we had an uncanny number of football players who went on to stardom in their fields. Danny Rooney went to work for the Steelers….

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African-American head coaches fired after changes to Rooney Rule – People’s World


Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers, is one of the three remaining black coaches in the NFL. | Charles Krupa/AP

The end of the NFL’s regular season last Sunday was brutal for head coaches leaguewide.

Within seconds of the final game and into Monday morning, the axe came down on eight coaches: Todd Bowels, NY Jets; Vance Joseph, Indianapolis Colts; Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals; Adam Gase, Miami Marlins; Steve Wilks, AZ Cardinals; Dirk Koetter, Tampa Buccaneers. Hue Jackson, Cleveland Browns; and Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers were fired midseason.

This firing cycle follows right behind the league effort to bolster its standards on a rule for interviewing minority…

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Court to rule on validity of no confidence motion in Guyana


Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland on Thursday ruled that the controversy over the validity of the recently passed no-confidence motion should be settled by the court.

During the sitting, that was boycotted by members of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Scotland decided not to consider the resolution of the no-confidence motion, instead saying that the Assembly will be guided by the Court’s ruling,

In response to a request from the Government seeking a reversal of the resolution of the no-confidence motion, Scotland said he received advice, both solicited and unsolicited, from various jurisdictions on the issue.

He said while he has the power to reverse the no-confidence resolution, he believes that issues related to its passage…

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Rooney Rule and Minority Hires Will Be Under Intense Scrutiny if Majority of African-American Coaches are Fired


NFL firing day is fast approaching, and the official news will start leaking out after teams finish their schedule today. That news may create a public relations issue for the league and its minority hiring record.

According to Mike Florio, four firings seem almost certain given the lack of pushback on recent reporting: Dirk Koetter, Steve Wilks, Vance Joseph, and Todd Bowles. Jay Glazer predicts that those four, along with the two interim coaches, Joe Philbin and Gregg Williams, and Marvin Lewis, will be dismissed. Marvin Lewis feels like the wildcard here (because his tenure would have already ended a long time ago with most owners after zero playoff victories, but we do not know what Mike Brown will do.)

If Lewis is fired, that would mean that five of the seven African-American coaches…

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Rebellion brewing in Sudan over Bashir rule


By FRED OLUOCH
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The decision by Sudan’s ruling party to change the Constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term seems to be fomenting a rebellion in the country.

What started as protests across cities over the high prices of essential commodities such as fuel and bread—after the removal of the subsidies—has now attracted opposition parties and workers, who are calling for concerted efforts to cause the fall of the Bashir the regime.

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) leader, Abdel Aziz al-Hilu, has called upon opposition forces to protest against the regime on grounds that “Its collapse will preserve Sudan’s unity.”

The US embassy in Khartoum issued an advisory to its citizens to limit their movements because…

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