Wilander: “Only the coronavirus has been able to stop Djokovic”

first_imgSo, if Belgrade is the huge loser in the present state of affairs, who’re the beneficiaries? For Wilander, primarily the tennis gamers who’re injured: “I believe the The one gamers who can take optimistic issues out of this case are those that had been injured after the Australian Open. When all this returns to regular, everybody will begin from scratch, however proper now it’s inconceivable to know when it will likely be. Loads of guys are bodily getting ready at dwelling not to lose their health, however they know that it is extremely tough for them to play once more this season. “ Whereas the motion is stopped on the slopes, opinions and evaluation observe one another day after day. On what this season has introduced till stopped by coronavirus (at the least till July 13 by ATP and WTA) Mats Wilander In the diary L ‘Équipe.The Swedish extenista, who has labored for years as a commentator at Eurosport, spoke of the fundamental protagonist of the course, who’s none apart from Novak Djokovic. For Wilander, Serbian is for sure the nice handicapped from this break because it was at an intractable degree as proven by its stuffed with victories in 2020 (18) and the title at the Australian Open. “It’s a disgrace the whole lot that’s occurring in the world and in addition in tennis. To be trustworthy, the nice loser of this break has been Novak Djokovic. The Serb had not misplaced any sport this season and solely the coronavirus has been able to stop its impulse “, Mats analyzed, including about veterans like Federer and Serena: “This pandemic has prompted us to miss the alternative to see Federer and Serena on the monitor, since for them time shouldn’t be their pal, understanding that they’re virtually at the finish of their careers. “last_img read more

I strongly condemn this attack on the Auditor General’s Office

first_imgDear Editor,I have read with some consternation the comments about the work of the Auditor General that were made by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, which were published by the Stabroek News on February 25, 2018 – comments that amount to nothing less than an attack on a constitutional office holder.Editor, several offices are granted constitutional protection to ensure that they can perform their functions, in the interest (above all) of maintaining democratic gains, and holding the Executive to account. Attacks of the nature seen by Minister Harmon are unacceptable. For an Administration that promised accountability and transparency ahead of taking office in May 2015, the Minister’s comments represent a brazen about-face.In this case the investigation by the Auditor General involves spending of over one billion of taxpayers’ dollars. It is no small matter. Minister Harmon criticised the Auditor General for publicly commenting on the ongoing investigation of the D’Urban Park Development Project and for reaching out to a private company for information instead of the Government. However, it was this Government that admitted to paying over taxpayers’ monies to a private company for the D’Urban Park Project. Regardless of the views of this coalition Government, the majority of the Guyanese people, I believe, welcome the work of the Auditor General, given that much about the project is shrouded in secrecy.What we do know is that the development of the D’Urban Park Project started in September 2015 and Government had stated that donors were supporting the completion of the project.We know that from November 2016 to January 22, 2016, there is no account of what monies were collected, who collected it, who authorised collection, nor how it was spent.We know that from January 22, 2016 to April 21, 2016, the private company, according to Minister David Patterson, had control of financing and managing the project. The private company is Homestretch Development Incorporated (HDI), which was reportedly established, fast-tracked the completion of the D’Urban Park Project. We know that a Government Minister, Rupert Roopnaraine, is a Director of HDI. The other Directors include Larry London, Babita Ram, Victor Wilson and G Miller.We know that from April 21, 2016 to date, millions have been spent on the project. We know that to date there has been no documentation that inspires any confidence that this project was undertaken in a transparent manner.The D’Urban Park Project is the least of the many issues that have been raised in the public domain – when it comes to millions being spent in a manner that is less than transparent. It is also the least of the issues that have been raised as it relates to a breach of basic procurement rules.Lest we forget, it was none other the Auditor General himself who recorded 18 breaches of the Procurement Act in 2015 and 71 breaches in 2016. The Auditor General also noted that there were 21 breaches of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act in 2015 and 82 of the same in 2016.Editor, given the importance of the work done by offices like that of the Auditor General, silence in the face of continued attacks on constitutional office holders will leave our nation ruinously disadvantaged as a developing democracy.Sincerely,Adrian Anamayah,Member of ParliamentPeople’s ProgressiveParty/Civiclast_img read more