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RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says EPL: Salah nets hat-trick as Liverpool beat Leeds in seven-goal thriller Jurgen Klopp, Massimiliano Allegri and Erik ten Hag have all been named on a five-man shortlist for the Coach of the Year prize at the Globe Soccer Awards.The trio are joined on the final list of nominees by Djamel Belmadi, who led Algeria to the Africa Cup of Nations title over the summer, and Portugal’s Fernando Santos following his Nations League triumph.However, Pep Guardiola is a shock omission after another stellar season with Manchester City. The Premier League champions claimed a domestic treble but there is no sign of the Spaniard in the final five.The 11th Globe Soccer Awards, organised by the European Association of Player’s Agents and the European Club Association, will be staged on December 29 in Dubai.The nominees were selected by a jury of international footballing coaches, directors and chairmen, including Luis Figo, Fabio Capello, Antonio Conte and Eric Abidal.Klopp is favourite to win the managerial prize after lifting the Champions League trophy with Liverpool in June.He also led them in a thrilling title race with Manchester City last season where the Reds lost just one match over the course of the league campaign.Ten Hag, meanwhile, is among the candidates after his exciting Ajax side made it through to the semi-finals of the Champions League.Led by Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, the Dutch giants knocked out both Real Madrid and Juventus before losing to Tottenham in the final four.Allegri remains a bizarre inclusion though given his departure from Juventus over the summer. Despite winning five consecutive Serie A titles, his reign was underpinned by a failure to win Europe’s biggest prize and he left Turin over the summer.Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees for the Men’s Best Player of the Year award alongside nemesis Lionel Messi, Bernardo Silva and four Liverpool stars.Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Alisson and Virgil van Dijk all find themselves in the running.Jadon Sancho is among the nominees for Best Revelation of the Year. The Borussia Dortmund winger faces competition from Erling Haaland of Red Bull Salzburg, Barcelona’s Ansu Fati, Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix.Liverpool, Ajax, and Lyon’s women’s team are in the running for Club of the Year.— Tags: Djamel BelmadiFabio CapeloFrankie De JongJurgen KloppMassimiliano AllegriPep Guardiola
The Cavan county board have thanked Terry Hyland for his efforts while in charge of the county.It was confirmed yesterday that Hyland was stepping down.Cavan secured promotion to division 1 this year but went on to lose to Derry at home in the qualifiers after taking Tyrone to a replay in the Ulster semi final.
Sovereignty of the people caseThe Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled 6-1 in the Attorney General v Cedric Richardson case, holding that the presidential term limit in Guyana is constitutional.The Court overturned the decision of the Guyana High Court and the Guyana Court of Appeal, which had ruled that amendments to the Guyana Constitution, which essentially limits the number of times a person could be elected President of Guyana were improperly done.CCJ President Sir Dennis ByronAll seven Judges of the CCJ heard the appeal. The majority decision was delivered by separate judgements from CCJ President, Sir Dennis Byron; Justice Adrian Saunders; and Justice Jacob Wit. On the other hand, Justice Winston Anderson offered a dissenting judgement.ChallengeCedric Richardson had originally challenged the amendment on the basis that he should have the right to choose whomsoever he wanted to be President. He also stated that the amendment disqualified Jagdeo, who had previously served two terms as President, from running for office in upcoming elections.Richardson argued that the amendment was inconsistent with his rights under Articles 1 and 9 of the Constitution, which declared that Guyana was a “sovereign democratic state”. He said that in order for the National Assembly to amend the Constitution, the amendment had to be supported by a majority vote in a referendum. He said that no referendum was held before the amendment in 2000 and therefore the amendment was unconstitutional.He had noted in his challenge that with the changes, then voters of Guyana would have a choice of four classes of persons that were barred by Act 17 of 2001. Amended Article 90 had specified that (A) only a citizen by birth or parentage can qualify to be the President; (B) a person must be residing in Guyana on the date of nomination for election; (C) a person must have been a resident for seven years immediately before that date, and (D) citizens of Guyana who have served for two terms as President were barred from re-election.In the ruling on Tuesday, the majority’s view was that Articles 1 and 9 of the Guyana Constitution did not confer on citizens an unlimited right to choose the Head of State. The Court vindicated that democratic governance allowed for reasonable qualifications for eligibility to be a member of the National Assembly and hence to be President. This was supported by objective, international standards of what a democratic state entails.The CCJ also stated that new qualifications can be introduced by valid constitutional amendments and that the National Assembly had the power to amend the Constitution by a vote of at least two-thirds of all members of the Assembly, without having to hold a referendum to decide on this matter.Justice Winston Anderson, in his dissent, agreed with the Court of Appeal of Guyana that the amendment was unconstitutional. He claimed that the decision resulted in the exclusion of probably thousands of otherwise eligible Guyanese citizens from being elected as President, without seeking the approval of the people by referendum. He said it was an unacceptable constraint on the sovereignty of the people of Guyana to choose their President as provided for in Articles 1 and 9 of the Constitution of Guyana.The CCJ examined the historical background of the amendment to the Constitution and in its ruling noted that it was passed unanimously by the National Assembly during Bharrat Jagdeo’s term in office.The CCJ said it felt that it was clear that the amendment did not emerge from the desire of any political party to manipulate the requirements to run for the office of President. Rather, the Constitution was amended after extensive national consultation and therefore represented a sincere attempt to enhance democracy in Guyana.Guyana’s Court of Appeal ruled in February 2017 that the constitutional amendments by Parliament to limit the number of times a person could serve as President were unconstitutional.During that February decision, then acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh, was supported by Justice of Appeal BS Roy in upholding then acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s decision that the amendments were unconstitutional.The decision which the Appellate Justices upheld signalled that an amendment to the Constitution on presidential term limits, which was enacted when the National Assembly altered Article 90 via a two-thirds vote in 2000, needs a referendum to make a final decision.This enactment was recommended by an across-the-board Constitutional Reform Committee of 2000/2001. This Committee received both Government and Opposition input, and the reform received bipartisan support.Attorney General Williams had appealed the Appeal Court’s landmark ruling in February 2017 that declared that sovereignty resides in the people and not in the Parliament; and as such, certain fundamental clauses in the Constitution that serve to define its substantive nature can be altered only by a referendum of the people.AG Williams and his colleague, Raphael Trotman, challenged the ruling in the CCJ. The decision to refer the matter to the CCJ was presided over by acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Appellate Judge Dawn Gregory and then High Court Judge Rishi Persaud.The appeal was successful.