New president to be elected on Monday

first_img Share Tweet Share Eluid WilliamsOn Monday 17th, September a new president will be elected into office, the prime minister has announced.Former permanent secretary and chairman of the Independent Regulatory Commission, Eluid Williams is expected to be sworn in as president when Parliament convenes on Monday.“We expect to go to Parliament to elect a new president to serve out the balance of the term of the current holder of the post,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said.The United Workers Party (UWP) has refused to participate in the process of electing a new president or nominate a candidate, citing disrespect of the Constitution.Opposition Leader Hector John told UWP’s public meeting on Monday evening that based on the Constitution of Dominica, there are three ways a president can demit office and a vacancy is essential to that process.“We are still trying to find out what is really going on in the office of the President. Brothers and sisters, a president can demit office in three ways; operation of law that is he is not reelected after his term, secondly by resignation by Section 119 of the Constitution and also by removal, Section 24 of the Constitution; that is three ways, three ways that the president can leave office. Where is the vacancy brothers and sisters?”President Dr. Nicholas LiverpoolHe explained that his party has requested evidence of Dr. Liverpool’s intention to resign but these have proven futile.“We have been asking the Prime Minister, we have been asking the Speaker of the House, we have been asking President, where is the vacancy, where is the documentary evidence? Why is the Constitution of Dominica being violated?”Despite the UWP’s pronouncements and decision not to participate in the process of electing another president, Prime Minister Skerrit has said that their nominee will be elected and sworn in.“We believe from the government’s standpoint that due process has been followed, there is nothing unconstitutional about what we’re doing. We have followed the constitution as we have said on a number of occasions”.According to him, “the constitution does not make specific provisions for cases where a president were to resign or to die in office and therefore we are following the doctrine of necessity”.That decision was made based upon advise by Attorney General Levi Peter which has been confirmed by consulting “a number of other prominent lawyers from around the region and we are satisfied that we are following the constitution of Dominica”.“On the 17th we will elect a new president in that case the government’s nominee and the only nominee that is before Parliament is Mr. Eluid Williams. The president will tender his resignation and that will create a vacancy and to allow for the election. He will be sworn in that very same day”.Dr. Liverpool was first sworn into office on October 2nd, 2003 and consented to serve as President for a second term in 2008.Mr. Williams is expected to serve the remainder of Dr. Liverpool’s term which would have ended in 2013.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews New president to be elected on Monday by: – September 13, 2012 5 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

California Federal Milk Marketing Order referendum set for April 2 through May 5

first_imgDave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave [email protected] The fate of a proposed Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in California is now in the hands of the state’s dairy farmers. The USDA published a Federal Register notice advancing the proposed FMMO to a producer referendum, April 2 through May 5. The USDA will mail ballot materials to all known eligible dairy producers supplying milk to the proposed marketing area. The FMMO would become effective if approved by two-thirds of the voting producers, or by producers of two-thirds of the milk represented in the voting process.advertisementadvertisementPublic meeting plannedThe USDA will hold a public meeting, April 10, beginning at 9 a.m., in Clovis, California, to answer questions related to how the proposed California FMMO would operate and how eligible dairy producers can participate in the referendum. Interested parties will have the opportunity to attend in person or watch the meeting live via webcast. Meeting details, as well as information regarding the producer referendum, are available on the AMS website.WUD sets informational meetingsWestern United Dairymen (WUD) has scheduled three California informational meetings to present independent economic analysis. Dates and locations are:• April 16, 10 a.m., Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Santa Rosa• April 17, 9 a.m., Stanislaus County Harvest Hall, Modesto• April 18, 10 a.m., Tulare Agri-Center, TulareadvertisementRSVPs are appreciated by [email protected] or phone (209) 527-6453.The California FMMO final decision contains no substantive changes to a preliminary rule released in February 2017, according to Geoff Vanden Heuvel, California Milk Producers board member and economics consultant.As proposed, the California FMMO primarily adopts the uniform order provisions contained in the 10 current FMMOs in the national system. These uniform provisions include, but are not limited to, dairy product classification, end-product price formulas and the producer-handler definition. The proposed order would recognize the unique market structure of the California dairy industry through tailored, performance-based standards to determine eligibility for pool participation. The proposed order provides for the recognition of producer quota as administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).California represents over 18 percent of all U.S. milk production and is currently regulated by a state milk marketing order administered by CDFA.Along with issuing this final decision, USDA conducted a Regulatory Economic Impact Analysis to determine the potential impact of regulating California milk handlers under a FMMO on the milk supply, product demand and prices, and milk allocation in California and throughout the U.S.For other information, visit USDA’s California Milk Marketing Order website.  advertisementlast_img read more

Bafana clash: Musa, Balogun, 20 others train in Asaba

first_imgGernot Rohr had 22 of his invited players train on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, as they begin full preparations for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battle against the Bafana Bafana at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.Only Bordeaux striker Samuel Kalu, who is expected in camp today, was not part of the training..Stand-in captain Ahmed Musa as well as goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Theophilus Afelokhai and Ikechukwu Ezenwa and defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Adeleye Aniyikaye, Semi Ajayi, Bryan Idowu, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo and Jamilu Collins trained.There were also midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu and Mikel Agu, and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success and Samuel Chukwueze.Table-toppers Nigeria need a point from Saturday’s encounter inside the FNB Stadium to be sure of a slot at next year’s continental showpiece, but a combination of national pride, assumed rivalry between both teams and commitment to avenging a defeat by the Bafana Bafana in Uyo 17 months ago has adorned this match with a totally different garb.On Matchday 1 of the qualifying series, South Africa won 2-0 with goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau right inside the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, as Coach Gernot Rohr sent out a young, inexperienced Nigerian squad.However, that defeat, the first ever to South Africa in a competitive match, stirred the Eagles and they swept all before them to earn a 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket with a match to spare.However, the memory of that defeat has not gone away, which was why the Eagles have pulled no punches since the 2019 AFCON qualifiers resumed in September, winning all three matches to bounce to the top of the pool and standing at the door of qualification with a match to spare.The Nigeria delegation to Saturday’s big match will depart the country aboard a chartered flight from the Benin City Airport on Thursday evening. The Eagles are expected to have a feel of the FNB Stadium on Friday afternoon by 3.30pm.last_img read more

Mississippi State practicing for late kickoff against USM

first_imgNov 22, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY SportsNov 22, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY SportsSTARKVILLE No detail is too small in Mississippi State’s preparation for the season opener against Southern Miss on Saturday. That includes the time of the game.The Bulldogs and Golden Eagles are set to kickoff at 9 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. Mississippi State has scheduled practice from 7:30-9:30 p.m. this week.“It changes your eating habits, your whole routine in a game week. So, you know, we’ve got to go ready to play,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said. “I don’t particularly care for starting a game that late with young athletes.”Mullen expressed his displeasure with the late start time earlier in August. He pointed to the NCAA’s hypocrisy of not allowing teams to conduct workouts later than midnight, yet they force teams to play in late night games.This summer, Mississippi State was forced to reschedule it’s traditional “Midnight Lift” to 10:30 p.m. to meet NCAA rules.“These are young students, college students,” Mullen said. “There aren’t many college activities that the university schedules that start that late. I’m not a big fan of that. But we’ll make sure we’re ready to play and we’ll adjust our schedules around it.”Dan Mullen calls MSU’s late-night starts ‘ridiculous’Mississippi State’s home opener on Sept. 12 kicks off at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.“It makes us not get a whole lot of sleep because we’ll be practicing at night just to try to get the body clocks ready to go,” Mullen said.The late starts also leave a long day leading up to the game. Mississippi State leaves for Hattiesburg on Friday. They will return to Starkville after the game.“Saturday’s going to be a lot of meetings, a lot of walk-throughs,” MSU defensive end Ryan Brown said. “It’s going to be a long day but we’ll be ready by the time of the 9 o’clock kickoff.”Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitterlast_img read more