Bridcutt: We’ll fight to the end

first_img Robert Snodgrass put the Canaries in front before Alexander Tettey lashed home spectacularly to seal a 2-0 win. Marcos Alonso was sent off late on to compound a poor day for Gus Poyet’s side, who remain inside the bottom three and face a tricky test at title-hunting Liverpool on Wednesday. “We need to be ready to fight and stick together,” said Bridcutt. “We have to forget this result and move on and be ready for Liverpool on Wednesday. “The boss has told us how disappointed he is and we know what we need to do. A positive we can take is that our next game is only a few days away.” The former Brighton man admitted the Black Cats were not expecting such a stern test at Carrow Road and was quick to offer an apology to the club’s supporters. “Of course we are disappointed with the result, it was a big game,” he added. “It turned out to be tougher than we expected and it was one of those days for us – nothing went our way and Norwich were at us from the get-go. “I’m sorry for the fans who made the trip to Norwich, it is a long, long way from Sunderland and they deserved much more than that. Every game from now until the end of the season is massive for us – we need to keep fighting.” The win for Norwich takes them seven points clear of the bottom three with seven games remaining as manager Chris Hughton once again saw his side win when there was pressure on his position at the helm. Scotland international Snodgrass was pleased with the vital victory but is keen to keep the momentum running into the forthcoming games with fellow strugglers Swansea and West Brom. “It was a massive result for the boys and everyone involved in the football club,” he said. “It has been very frustrating at times but I’m delighted we have got the three points. When we have to win we produce and that is a sign of big characters. “It is a great result for the club all round and hopefully we can build on it because that is the only way we can get out of the relegation dog-fight.” Snodgrass’ opener was his third goal in five games, with the 26-year-old enjoying a spell of good performances at present – something he always believed would happen. “A season isn’t done in six months,” added Snodgrass. “I told people to be patient and to stick with and I would repay them and I feel as if I have done that.” Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt is adamant the players are up for the fight of keeping the club in the Barclays Premier League following an uninspiring display in defeat at Norwich on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Business school namesake dies at 95

first_imgUSC Trustee and namesake of the Marshall School of Business Gordon S. Marshall died on Tuesday at the age of 95.A World War II veteran, Marshall graduated from USC with an accounting degree in 1946 before starting Marshall Industries, an electronic distribution company, in 1953. Marshall Industries grew into a $3 billion company and one of the top five largest distributors of industrial electronic components in the United States.In a video released by USC to celebrate Marshall’s 94th birthday in November 2013, Marshall said that no matter what venture he took on, he always gave everything he had.“In my opinion, when you decide what you’re going to do, whatever that happens to be, try to be the best at it,” Marshall said.Though a successful entrepreneur, Marshall used his newfound wealth for charitable work, both within the university and in the outside community. He was named one of the top 10 philanthropists in the United States by Slate magazine in 1996.The same year, Marshall broke records with a $35 million donation to the USC Marshall School of Business. The gift was both the largest donation ever made to an American business school and the second largest donation in USC history.Over the years, Marshall gave back in various ways to the USC community. In 1968, he was elected to the Board of Trustees, and in 2005 he earned the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award, the most prestigious award offered by the Alumni Association.Marshall Dean James Ellis spoke to the Daily Trojan at the School’s celebration of Marshall’s 94th  birthday and said that Marshall set a positive example for all business students.“He was an entrepreneur, was a philanthropist, he has very high values and standards and is the perfect guy to have the school named in his honor. His life was lived the way we would love our students to live it,” Ellis said. “He is a wonderful visionary, leader, clear thinker and truly has been a mentor to me and the many others.”Marshall is survived by his six children, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.USC will hold an on-campus service to honor Marshall’s life in the fall.last_img read more

Protect my right to vote

first_imgDear Editor,In Saturday’s edition of the Stabroek News, I observed an article that deeply troubled me to my core: “AG appeals CJ’s ruling on existing registrants.” I am by no means any legal expert, but please allow me to explain why, if the Attorney General’s appeal is successful, my democratic right would then be deeply violated.After Chief Justice Roxane George ruled, the AG claimed success; now he is attempting to partially appeal the ruling. He is challenging her declaration that existing registrants cannot be removed from the database. The AG is attempting to get a ruling that allows GECOM to scrap the database that had been in existence for over a decade and used it multiple elections (without a complaint from any political parties).From my understanding, he is trying to impose residency as a requirement to be registered. At the time of my registration, I was residing in Guyana. Anyone registering would have been residing, or physically present, in the country, as that is how one would go to GECOM and register. It seems as if the AG is also trying to impose this as a right to be on the database. So every time one exits Guyana, GECOM will delete them. In that case, GECOM should set up shop at the airport; when we leave, delete; and register us back when we land.The law itself doesn’t seem to support these claims. In Article 159 (qualification and disqualification for electors) of the Guyana Constitution, section 2 deals with how one qualifies, (a) states a citizen of Guyana and (c) “satisfies such other qualifications as may be prescribed by or under any law.” The AG is attempting to force the court to legislate residency into my right to vote.I would like to point out that in the Constitution of Guyana, there is a section (31) that speaks to the protection of citizens’ rights abroad. “It is the duty of the State to protect the just rights and interests of citizens’ resident abroad.” Isn’t my right to vote something worth protecting?The Chief Justice said: “The right to register to vote and the right to vote are sacrosanct and fundamental. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Guyana has acceded, establishes the right to vote as a matter of international human rights law, and provides that every citizen has a right to vote.”ICCPR was adopted and opened for signature, ratification, and accession by the General Assembly (resolution 2200A(XXI)) on December 16th, 1966. The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights has the right to vote under Article 25.I have combed through the Constitution of Guyana, the Peoples Representation Act, and the National Registration Act, and editor, I am still trying to see how the Attorney General can rationally think to delete the database is in our law books.I hope the Appellate Court protects my right to vote and uphold the Chief Justice’s ruling.Respectfully,Nutana Singhlast_img read more