first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate WATCH: Bodybuilder breaks neck after failed backflip attempt Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings And one thing the team will definitely remember once they start playing in Malaysia is the injury to hitter Greg Dolor who suffered a broken pinky finger.De Guzman said the injury to one of their offensive weapons deeply hurt the team skills-wise, but it also bolstered the group in the attitude department.“That hurt but we all know now that we’re far more motivated going into the SEA Games and we’re braver now because we’ll be offering our games to Greg.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Bong LozadaMen’s volleyball national team skipper John Vic De Guzman said Thursday the squad he’ll be leading in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games will be a different one from the 2015 team that failed to bring home a medal.“I can’t say where we are right now but we made sure that this team will be a different one from the 2015 one,” said De Guzman in Filipino in the athletes send-off for the SEA Games last Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “What I can say is this SEA Games will be more exciting.”The men’s national volleyball team traveled to Korea for its training camp where the team would train for almost 16 hours with meals serving as the only rest for them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And even though De Guzman and his peers went through rigorous activities during their two-week stay in Korea, the captain did not make any concrete promises.“I am not saying that we’re confident we’ll bring home the gold, but what I can say is we’ll do our best, we’ll play to our extent and we’ll take it to heart everything we’ve been through in Korea,” said De Guzman. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_img– for blowing whistle on delinquent officials not declaring assetsThe Transparency Institute of Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) has thrown its support behind the Integrity Commission, which only recently published the names of various Ministers and parliamentarians who have failed to submit income declarations.In a statement issued over the weekend, President of the anti-corruption organisation, Dr Troy Thomas lauded the Commission for its work. While the body congratulated these officials who did comply with the requirements, it noted that publishing the names of the delinquents was a step in the right direction.“TIGI hereby acknowledges the work of the Integrity Commission in publishing the names of the persons in public life who failed to submit their declaration as required by the Integrity Commission Act.“We are encouraged by the public statements of some of those who have been cited for non-compliance and look forward to their satisfaction of that commitment. We call on all Guyanese to support this effort of the Integrity Commission by seeing it as a bright start to holding ourselves – all of us – to account,” the organisation added.The organisation also noted its longstanding call for the activation of the Integrity Commission. In that context, TIGI offered congratulations to the Commission for its work so far.In a surprise move, the Integrity Commission had spilled the beans last month on exactly which public officials have been complying with the law and declaring their income and those who have not.The Commission revealed in a gazetted list that some 15 Ministers, 24 Members of Parliament (MPs) and a host of regional officials – including embattled TownTIGI President, Dr Troy ThomasClerk Royston King, who had for some time faced the heat at a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) – failed to declare their income.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was among the few who were in compliance with the law and had submitted declarations of his assets as of November 1, 2018. But surprisingly, Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland was red-flagged for not declaring his income to the Commission.It turns out that the Cabinet is full of persons in breach of the law. Making the list of delinquent officials from the People’s National Congress (PNC), part of the coalition Government, were Foreign Affairs Minister and Vice President Carl Greenidge and Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan.In addition, Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton; Citizenship Minister Winston Felix; Education Minister Nicolette Henry and several Junior Ministers, including Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes, were in breach.With the exceptions of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Junior Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe, all other Alliance for Change (AFC) Ministers had submitted their income declaration statements. Public Service Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine was also red- flagged by the Commission.Besides these Ministers, 10 other Government MPs and 16 Opposition parliamentarians were in default. They include MPs Audwin Rutherford, Richard Allen, Dr Frank Anthony, Collin Croal, Africo Selman, Odinga Lumumba and Dr Jennifer Westford.Seven Presidential Advisors are in breach of the law. They are Granger’s Senior Advisor and former PNC Leader Robert Corbin; Protocol Advisor Eshwar Persaud; Ministerial Advisor on Education Cheryl Sampson; Natural Resources Advisor Ndibi Schweirs; Advisor on Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Mervyn Williams; Advisor on Constitutional Reform, Lance Carberry and Technical Advisor on Oil and Gas, Max Mohamed.There were a number of Permanent Secretaries on the list of defaulters. They include Emile McGarrell of the Communities Ministry; Vibert Welch of the Education Ministry; Reginald Brotherson of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Public Service Department and his counterpart at Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sports, Steve Ninvalle.At the Public Security Ministry, PS Daneilla McCalmon also failed to submit declarations, while both PS and Deputy PS at the Social Protection Ministry, Lorene Baird and Mohan Ramrattan, are in default.At the Public Health and Infrastructure Ministries, PSs Colette Adams and Kenneth Jordan were flagged by the Commission, while Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry PS Alfred King and his deputy, Sherie Samantha Fedee were also cited.The Integrity Commission Act requires every public official, except the Commissioners themselves, to declare their assets, income, gifts, and liabilities, along with those of their spouses and children if applicable, by June 30 every year.Section 22 (a) of the Act states that any official who without reasonable cause fails to file their declarations or any official who files an incomplete or false declaration “shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of $25,000 and to imprisonment of not less than six months nor more than one year.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BEVERLY HILLS – Selvin Young will be among the players taking the field for Texas’ first offensive play from scrimmage in tonight’s Rose Bowl. The oft-injured running back was named the starter by head coach Mack Brown at a press conference Tuesday morning. Young began the season listed first on the Longhorns’ depth chart but saw his time limited by a nagging ankle injury. Young had fallen to third string during the regular season behind emerging stars Jamaal Charles and Ramonce Taylor, both of whom averaged at least seven yards per carry this year. Brown said his decision stemmed from Young’s performance in practice the past month and his veteran status. Young is a redshirt junior, whereas Charles is a freshman and Taylor is a sophomore. “We thought we’d put the older guy out there first,” Brown said.”But we’ve played all three backs, and they’ll play during the ballgame. “He’s just out there for the first snap.” The Longhorns platooned the three backs this season, with each getting between 72 and 114 carries. They are expected to share time today, along with short-yardage specialist Henry Melton. Young gained 416 yards on 89 carries this season and finished fifth in rushing behind Charles, Taylor, Melton and quarterback Vince Young. Shock to the system: Brown said Tuesday he was on a recruiting visit during last season’s Bowl Championship Series title game at the Orange Bowl and did not see much of the first half live. He was shocked by the score when he got home. “I was on a home visit, and I called my wife during the first quarter,” Brown said.”She told me, ‘It looks like Oklahoma’s going to kill them.’ And I said, ‘Hang on, sweetie, ‘Honey, I’ll see you soon.’” Oklahoma led USC 7-0 early in the game. But the Trojans scored 28 unanswered points and outscored the Sooners 38-3 the rest of the first half en route to a 55-19 victory. Pundits predicting a USC blowout today have cited the similarities between this game and that one in defending their predictions. Like this game, that one featured the Big 12 Conference champion playing the Trojans. And like this game, that one featured two highly touted and unbeaten teams. “Obviously, the game last year was not, I would say, what we all thought,” Brown said.”It’s not what I would have thought. If those teams played 10 times, the differential wouldn’t be 55-19 every time. But in that one ballgame, it’s one that USC got rolling and Oklahoma couldn’t stop them.” Walter Hammerwold, (626) 962-8811, ext. 2239 last_img read more

first_img “One of the biggest complaints we have is people say, How come we don’t have a left-turn signal?” John Fisher, assistant general manager of the Department of Transportation, said the city’s signal system was built in the 1950s, when left-turn arrows weren’t considered standard as they are now. Over the years, the city has installed left arrows at 32 percent of the approaches to major intersections. The four-year program is expected to double that number. “They needed a major retrofit program. That’s what we’re undertaking,” Fisher said. By comparison, 7 percent of the intersections in New York City have left-turn arrows, and 15 percent in Philadelphia do. About 63 percent of San Diego’s intersections have either left or right-turn arrows. But don’t expect relief anytime soon. Fisher said it takes about three years from the time the need for a new signal is identified until it’s up and running – though he hopes to be able to streamline the process. Each of the 160 intersections can get multiple left-turn arrows – to handle traffic coming from various directions – so 450 new arrows will be added in all citywide. The Valley will get more than 35 percent of the new arrows, on par with the area’s portion of the city’s population. In the Valley today, more than 200 intersections have left-turn arrows and 45 additional intersections – with 163 new arrows – will be added. Each signal costs $18,000, so putting four new arrows in each each direction at an intersection would cost $72,000. Officials estimate the full program will cost $8 million, and funding is secured in the Transportation Department’s budget – though rising material costs will require some increased funding, officials said. But shortfalls could come in future years because the work is being wrapped into the department’s ongoing projects to synchronize street signals and upgrade signals with newer models, and those projects lack funds. For example, the $200 million signal-synchronization project lacks $40 million in coming years, Fisher said. Greuel, who asked for a new signal herself at Moorpark Avenue and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in her district, said she’ll be working on the new city budget to make sure there are adequate funds for the program. “I think us getting to the 21st century on this one is critical,” she said. Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles motorists will be able to turn left without dodging oncoming traffic at nearly 160 more intersections – including a fair share in the San Fernando Valley – under an $8 million program to bring traffic signals into the 21st century, officials said Wednesday. After decades of resisting left-turn arrows for fear of jamming through-traffic, Los Angeles has quietly launched a campaign to add the signals, which have become a mainstay of newer cities. Wayne Adelstein, who just last week found himself making a series of right-hand turns to avoid having to make a single left near traffic-choked California State University, Northridge, was happy to hear of the multimillion-dollar investment. “If you want to make a turn, it’s one car at a time. Any technology usage that’s going to regulate the flow and speed of traffic is welcome,” said Adelstein, president and CEO of the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a good thing.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The dearth of left-turn signals has plagued the city for years, and has been a favorite gripe among Angelenos. And the Los Angeles Police Department says failure to yield to oncoming traffic is a major cause of crashes, and that left-turn arrows should help reduce those collisions. “Failure to yield is one of our main problems,” Detective William Bustos said, adding that the Valley averages 1,400 to 1,500 collisions a month. “Left-turn arrows will help.” Former Mayor James Hahn made increasing the number of left-turn signals one of the priorities in what was otherwise considered an anemic transportation policy, and three years ago the city set out to step up its efforts to bring more signals on line. “Every single day we have someone who wants a left-hand turn signal,” said City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who chairs the council’s Transportation Committee, which discussed the plan Wednesday. last_img read more

first_img Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) – The Hammers are likely to face competition from Leicester City, but the young Nigerian striker could prove to be a bargain at £25million, should he be enticed away from the Etihad Stadium. Scoring 21 goals in 64 appearances – mostly as a substitute – City are said to be keen to insert a buy-back clause as part of any summer transfer. West Ham are being strongly linked with a move for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.The 30-year-old is rumoured to not be in Arsene Wenger’s plans for the next season as the Gunners attempt to break their way back into the top four.Giroud bagged 12 league goals for the north London side as they ended a disappointing season in fifth place and with Europa League qualification.But if the French international does depart this summer, surely he can expect to attract interest from bigger clubs around Europe?Here, talkSPORT takes a look at five more realistic targets for West Ham as they attempt to bring in a striker to the London Stadium.  5 5 Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – Sturridge has dedicated his summer holidays to rehabilitation as he seeks to put his injuries behind him. The Liverpool striker is undoubtedly hugely talented, but his lack of match-fitness is something boss Jurgen Klopp simply can’t afford to rely on. A fresh start for the 27-year-old could be best for every party involved. Lucas Perez (Arsenal) – Perez endured a testing season in north London after seeing little action under Arsene Wenger, in what was a hugely underwhelming campaign for the Spaniard. The 28-year-old is said to be attracting interest from LaLiga in the form of Sevilla and his former club Deportivo La Coruna, but he could be tempted to have another crack at the Premier League with the Hammers. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) – Having struggled for minutes on loan at Stoke City, Bony will be determined to get regular action under his belt ahead of next year’s World Cup. The Ivorian, who seemingly has no future at Manchester City, would likely be one of the cheaper options West Ham could attain during the summer window. Martin Braithwaite (Toulouse) – Scoring 11 goals in 34 Ligue 1 games, Braithwaite has attracted interest from across Europe thanks to his exploits for Toulouse. The Norwegian international has declared the ‘time to leave has come,’ and could be available for around £15million if the Hammers see off the likes of FC Koln and Southampton to secure his signature. 5 5 5last_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness says his side is ready for the challenge of Tyrone in Clones on Saturday week – insisting Mickey Harte’s men won’t catch Donegal on the hop.“Everyone knows what we are going in against with a team that has won three All-Irelands in 10 year and we have to prepare for that and get our gameplan and squad ready,” said Jim.“It’s one we’ll look forward to, we have worked hard to get into this position — we’re only 70 minutes from a final and we’re just happy to be there. If Tyrone beat us it’s not because they will catch us on the hop. We know what lies ahead — they are one of the top teams in the country. “Mickey is starting to build a new team but has a lot of the old guard there as well, who played extremely well the last day and probably made the difference. It’s for us to prepare as best we can.”Retaining their Ulster title will be tough, he admitted, but Donegal’s win over Derry and new offensive challenge alongside our defensive capabilities are making last year’s critical pundits sit up and take notice.But the challenge of back-to-back titles is willing on his players.Said Jim: “It’s important because Ulster titles are extremely difficult to win. We haven’t won many and our players respect the competition hugely. To add another medal would be an unbelievable achievement and there’s a bigger picture outside that — but the Ulster Championship will always be very special. “That’s true for the players too because they stood in dressing rooms three or four times, beaten in Ulster finals and carrying that around with them for years.“We have to look it in the eye and see what can we do to get another victory and get to the final. If we could manage that, it would be a fantastic achievement.”Donegal v Tyrone is at Clones on Saturday week. Throw-in 4.30pm.  McGUINNESS: WE’RE READY FOR TYRONE was last modified: June 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:McGUINNESS: WE’RE READY FOR TYRONElast_img read more

first_imgPaddy Molloy is through to the semi-finals of The VoiceDONEGAL singer Paddy Molloy shocked the judges tonight as he made it into the semi-finals.There was gasps tonight as the Glenties man got the vote from Kian Egan’s group to go through to the next round.Paddy managed to get the votes as the outsider by the public after he scored poorly among the judges. A stunned Paddy, who had huge support in the audience, clasped his mouth as the other judges looked on in shock in the RTE prime time Sunday show presented by Kathryn Thomas.Paddy had a scare last week and he promised his fans he will be upping the tempo next week on the show.However, the band appeared to drown out his dulcet tones but the votes from Donegal fans seen him through.Coach Kian Egan promised to bring a new side to Paddy next week as he faces his biggest challenge against the remaining three contestants in the semi-final.   VOICE OF IRELAND: PADDY MOLLOY THROUGH TO LIVE SEMI-FINALS was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:VOICE OF IRELAND: PADDY MOLLOY THROUGH TO LIVE SEMI-FINALSlast_img read more

first_imgThe male grooming experts at Mavericks Traditional Barbershop Letterkenny have some great gift ideas for the man in your life who likes to look, feel and smell like a dapper gent this Christmas.Ladies and Gentlemen, this week we are bringing you some quality solutions and ideas for “what to get him for Christmas”. Let it be your brother, dad, husband, boss, boyfriend, bit on the side or Kris kindle, Mavericks Traditional Barbershop has the perfect gift for him. We are stockists of premium grooming products for gentlemen. We will only stock products that are the best in their market or sector, products that we can stand by and we know that it’s the best our customers can get. Our range includes Proraso, Layrite, Dapper Dan, Kent, Pinaud, Dr. K and many, many more.Our No. 1 gift for Christmas: Maverick’s gift voucherEvery gentleman needs to sit in the Red leather seat and get the Mavericks treatment at least once. Let it be a traditional hair cut, beard trim or luxury hot towel shave, he is sure to be impressed. A coffee while he waits, some live football, great atmosphere, unrivalled customer service not to mention quality workmanship is the reason men are returning to Mavericks time after time. Our best seller last year & sure to be a winner once again this year…..Stubble to Short BeardProraso Beard Grooming Kit €55For the gent that sports anything from stubble to a short beard. This will help keep it fresh, hygienic, soft and in tip top condition with some of the best Beard grooming products available. Includes 200ml Beard Soap, 100ml Beard Balm 30ml Beard Oil and a complementary Mavericks Voucher!Hair CareMavericks Hair care Kit €25Mavericks hair care kit is all a man needs to maintain his look, starting off with a complementary Mavericks voucher to get him looking his best it comes complete with Mavericks hair gel, and Mavericks Matt clay, two great products that will shape anything from bed head to short and crop. Includes a complimentary voucher for a traditional hair cut!The Man Who ShavesProraso Shaving Tin €30 The ideal gift for the man who shaves! This fantastic presentation tin is full of the best shaving products from Proraso. It contains the essential products for the perfect wet shave, Eucalyptus Shaving Cream Tube 150ml, Eucalyptus Pre and Post Shave Cream 100ml, Eucalyptus After Shave balm  100mlSomething different:Marvis Toothpaste Flavour Collection €25We are just after introducing the Marvis toothpaste range. A range of 7 masterpieces of taste that conquer at the first sampling. Marvis has combined unique flavours, maximum protection, an unmistakable fresh sensation and extraordinary whitening. This range is capable of capturing those who are curious and open minded. For Christmas we have got our hands on a Marvis flavour collection of their toothpastes which includes Whitening, Liquorice mint, jasmine mint, ginger mint, classic mint, cinnamon mint and aquatic mint.Grooming HamperMavericks Deluxe Hamper €160The Mavericks Deluxe hamper is the Rolls Royce of male grooming. Get him this and he is putty in your hands, you will officially own him!!!!! Complete with grooming products such as a luxury Haryali cut throat razor and derby blades, Proraso aftershave, mavericks hair gel, vines hair tonic, styptic matches, Marvis 75ml classic mint toothpaste and many many more, Not to mention a complimentary gift voucher worth €40.If it is a dapper gent you are buying for then we have the products for him, another popular option is to call in store and select any products that you wish and we will make the hamper for you to your taste and budget!Call in store at Lower Main Street Letterkenny, you can also follow us on Facebook on Barbers: A gift for him this Christmas was last modified: December 11th, 2017 by Mavericks BarbersShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Christmas Giftsgift guideHair caremale groomingMavericks Barberslast_img read more

first_imgOnline harassment is more rampant in India as compared to other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, a recent survey shows. Incidents of cyberstalking and online threats of physical violence were found to be higher in India than countries like Australia and Japan.The online survey was conducted with a sample size of 1,035 participants in Tier-1 cities by global cyber security firm Norton by Symantec to understand exposure to online harassment. Eight out of 10 Indians surveyed admitted to have experienced some form of cyber-bullying or stalking, with 41 per cent of women saying they had faced sexual harassment on the internet.The most common forms of online harassment reported in India were abuse and insults (63 per cent), followed by malicious gossip and rumors (59 per cent). A total of 87 per cent of the respondents with disabilities or mental health issues, and 77 per cent of people with weight issues said they had experienced online shaming.About 45 per cent of the Indians who participated in the survey reported experiencing threats of physical violence compared to 35 per cent people in Australia, 37 per cent in New Zealand and 20 per cent in Japan. Cyberbullying was reported by 44 per cent Indians, while the corresponding figure in Australia, New Zealand and Japan was 33 per cent, 34 per cent, and 15 per cent, respectively.In India, the highest incident of threats of physical violence was reported in Mumbai (51 per cent), followed by Delhi (47 per cent) and Hyderabad (46 per cent). Over 50 per cent of people in Delhi said they had experienced cyberbullying, which marked it as the highest incidence.Most people who faced online harassment were in the age group of under-40 years, of which 65 per cent reported online abuse and insults.“People today are spending more time on social media platforms,” Norton by Symantec Country Manager Ritesh Chopra told the media. “It is important that people take basic precautions when they are online to protect themselves and avoid unwanted contact.” The survey found that more than 40 per cent of the incidences of cyberbullying and about half of the cases of cyberstalking were perpetrated by a stranger. About 40 per cent people surveyed reported online sexual harassment involving inappropriate comments or graphic content.Instances of online harassment left the victims feeling angry, irritated or frustrated. “Worryingly, a significant proportion reported depression and 1 in 4 women found the experience frightening,” the report said.“People should check their security and privacy settings on social media platforms and regularly change passwords,” Chopra said. “They should not respond to the perpetrator and keep all records and evidence of the harassment. They also need to report such behavior to relevant authorities immediately.” Related ItemsCyberbullying Norton surveyCyberstalking IndiaLittle IndiaNorton Symantec Asia PacificOnline harassment IndiaOnline sexual harassment Symanteclast_img read more

first_imgDeciding a candidate for the by-election to the Satara Lok Sabha constituency has become a contentious task for the Opposition, as both the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) want the other to contest the seat.The seat has become vacant as NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party and resigned from the post. The bypoll will be held on October 21 along with the Assembly polls.NCP chief Sharad Pawar has offered the Satara seat to the Congress and recommended former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan’s name to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The Congress on Thursday discussed the possibility of Mr. Chavan, the MLA from Karad South, contesting the seat in a meeting in Delhi.Mr. Chavan, however, denied that he would be fielded from Satara. “Yes, Sharad Pawar did offer Sonia Gandhi this seat and suggested my name. But I want to contest the Assembly polls and have informed Ms. Gandhi,” he told The Hindu.Instead, Mr. Chavan has recommended Mr. Pawar’s name for the seat. “If he contests, it will be a cakewalk for the NCP,” he said.Mr. Bhosale, while speaking to the media a few days ago, had claimed that he will not contest the by-election if Mr. Pawar is in the fray. But Mr. Chavan said, “I don’t think that is true. It was just an emotional appeal. But if Mr. Pawar contests, the NCP will win for sure.”last_img read more