GECOM’s mechanism has failed miserably (Pt 1)

first_imgDear Editor,September 21, 2018, was Nomination Day for the submissions of various lists of backers and recommended candidates, who will be contesting the November 12 Local Government Elections (LGE). Leading up to this particular activity, there has been a lot of hype regarding the expected performance of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), given the many seemingly justified public criticisms to which the organisations has been exposed.The experiences of many of those individuals and groups of persons with the assigned GECOM’s Returning Officers (RO) on Nomination Day, was in many ways sordid and indeed one to remember. In particular, the encounters in many instances were imbued with disastrous inconsistencies, coupled to a strongly confrontational attitude by many of the RO.At one Local Authority Area (LAA), the RO in the presence of a member of the Elections Commission requested that the backers list be written up in alphabetical order. Now the practicality of this demand by the RO, informs of a very irrational and senseless position that is very frustrating. There is no supporting legislation to this demand, and it is very vexing that simplification of the process seemingly conflicts with GECOM’s approach.The fact is that in order to get backers support, individual candidates and groups would have had to engage community residents at different instances. Further, verify the respective particulars of the backers on the list and have the person affix their signature as the recommender. Such engagements in practice, only occur on occasions when it is most for the recommending party. Is GECOM asking candidates to assemble backers in one location and have the persons wait to have all checks done and placed in a particular order before they could sign?In another LAA, the RO demanded that the leader of the list deliver to her photocopies of the constituency as well as the Proportional Representation declaration forms.One could easily rationalise that these uncertified copies have no legal bearing and that the adopted posture was just to make life hard, and frustrate the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presenter of the list in this case.Another stupid, flagrant and conflicting request from one RO was that the deputy leader of the list must be on the constituency list. This demand lacks any legislative authority and conflict with the free option of contesting groups.The PPP has reported receiving complaints of electoral malpractices in 42 LAAs. It is also very sad that there are serious claims of breaches against representatives of both the A Partner for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC); who apparently duped people into signing backers lists and candidate forms.There is indeed a lot of evidence in the public domain of these very serious claims. The nation therefore expects a thorough investigation of these issues and some measure of sanctions to be impose by GECOM where the breaches are confirmed.The situation just cannot be accommodated and there must be strong penalties for the persons who committed these lawless offences.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Huskies to host pre-season Exhibition Series this weekend; season pass early bird pricing extended

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be home this weekend, September 14 and 15, for a special pre-season NWJHL Exhibition Series.As part of the Exhibition Series, the Huskies will be hosting two games as they take on the Cold Lake Junior B Ice.Both games will be taking place on September 14 at 8:00 p.m. and September 15 at 12:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement -Admission for the Exhibition Series is by donation.It is to note that the Huskies announced on Wednesday that early bird pricing for 2019-2020 season passes has been extended to September 15.You can get Child and Senior Passes for $75.00, Adult for $150.00, and Family package for $425.00.Advertisement The Huskies’ first game of the regular season will be on the road to Grande Prairie on September 20 as they take on the JDA County Kings, while the first home game for the Huskies will be on September 28 as they host the Sexsmith Vipers at the North Peace Arena.To see the full regular season schedule, you can visit the NWJHL’s website.last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri ‘wants Liverpool defender’ to be his first Fulham signing

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool defender Joel Matip has emerged as a January transfer target for Claudio Ranieri and new club Fulham.The Germany-born Cameroon international has fallen well down the pecking order at Anfield and has started just one Premier League game so far this season. RANKED Matip is still under contract for another two years but is has been suggested that he may seek a departure as he goes in search of regular first-team action.And now, according to reports in Turkey, Liverpool’s former director of football Damien Comolli is interested in luring Matip to his new club Fenerbahce.Turkish publication A Spor has revealed that the Super Lig side have already got the ball rolling on a potential January switch but their transfer plans could be scuppered by Fulham. 1 Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Joel Matip has emerged as a Fulham target targets targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland It has been suggested that the west London club, who sacked Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Ranieri on Wednesday, also want Matip once the transfer window opens.Fulham sit bottom of the table after claiming just five points from their opening 12 fixtures of the campaign and hope the appointment of ‘the Tinkerman’ can turn around their fortunes as he looks to make the side more defence-minded.last_img read more

DD LOCAL: VARIETY NIGHT AND OLD TIME DANCE IN ANNAGRY HALL

first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Notes VARIETY NIGHTA Variety Night and Old Time Dance will be held in Annagry Hall on Sunday July 27th starting at 8pm. A host of your local talent will provide the entertainment. An old time dance will follow with music by the ever popular Murphys Law. This will be the first such night in the Hall since it was renovated in recent years. Annagry Hall was a popular dance venue in times past. Proceeds will go to the Hall Fund. COUNTRY MARKETThis month’s Country Market will be held this Saturday July 19th between 11am and 2pm in the Big Hall Annagry. There will be an array of local produce along with the usual range of delights. Don’t miss it for your cards, crafts, vegetables and much more. If you would like to book a stall ring 087 1935066 or email annagryhall@gmail.com.CHILDRENS BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. The course is suitable for adults only. For further information, email Kim at poearthpots@gmail.com To view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit http://www.adriennegeoghegan.com/site/portfolio/box-art/CARRICKFINN CHURCH DANCEThe Annual Church Dance will be held in Caisleáin Óir on Friday July 11th from 10pm to 1am. Music is by Martin and John and the admission is €5.TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Donegal Hospital Patients Comfort Fund will be held in Caisleáin Óir Annagry on Wednesday July 9th at 10pm. Teams of four €20 per table. Thank you for your continued support. LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on July 2th were 6-12-20-22. There was no winner of the €1340 jackpot. Cait McFadden Rann na Feirste, Jimmy Sharkey Coilcheim and Nora O’Reilly Rann na Feirste matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on July 9th is €1400. If you’re not in, you can’t win!GAA TRAININGPeil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays. CLOTHES RECYCLINGPeil na mBan Naomh Muire Recycling Drive. It’s that time of year again. Let’s help out our ladies team and get the wardrobes empty of any old clobber. Bag it up and leave it in the clubhouse or we can arrange for someone to collect it. Every kilo of old and unwanted clothes you give the ladies board will go to a reputable recycling company and the money taking in will go directly to ensuring our teams are looked after with proper coaching and gear. Our club need your old clobber!CHAMPIONSHIPThe Ladies Junior Championship between Naomh Mhuire and Glenswilly will be held on Sunday 13th July in Glenswilly at 12pm. The club ladies have a bag packing day on the 12th July in SuperValu Dungloe. They are looking for bag packers, if you can help contact Karen McGarvey 087 1704517 or Shaun Rodgers 087 2330185.CAMPAÍ SAMHRAIDH 2014Beidh trí champa samhraidh a eagrú ag Club Óige Rann na Feirste i Mí Iúil i Áislann Rann na Feirste ón 7ú go dtí an 25ú ó 10r.n go 2i.n. Tá na campaí ag fáil tacaíocht ón Roinn Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta agus Óige na Gaeltachta. 7ú go an 11ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 6 bliana, 14ú go an 18ú Iuil: 7 bliana go 12 bliana agus 21ú go an 25ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 7 bliana. Tá na táillí €40 do dhuine amhain agus €30 do gach duine eile as teaglach amhain. Le clarú cuir scairt ar Club Óige Rann na Feirste ag 086 4627475nó 0879158205.WATER SAFETYIrish Water Safety will carry out both Swimming Lessons and Safety & Rescue training in the Keadue and Cruit Island areas as usual this summer. Dates have been confirmed as follows: Week one begins on Monday July 14th and the second week on Monday August 11th. Children may attend lessons for both weeks or choose the week which suits them best. Swim lessons will be held at the block yard beach in Keadue from 10am each morning and are suitable for children aged from around four years upwards. Registration will take place from 9.30pm on both Monday mornings. Safety and rescue training will take place at the bridge at the entrance of Cruit Island from 1pm, and is suitable for children over twelve years of age who are competent swimmers. Registration will take place at the bridge from 1pm. The cost per child for weekly sessions is €30.CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONThe total amount collected at the annual Church Gate collection in aid of the Donegal Hospice in Annagry on the weekend 5th and 6th of July was €944.The management and staff of Donegal Hospice wish to thank to all who subscribed.WAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an ecumenical service followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In our own parish of Annagry, a heavy price was paid with seventeen men known to have died in the WW1, four in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that several hundred persons from this Parish were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email annagryhall@gmail.com. Personal memorabilia will be display for only one day in a secure environment.DD LOCAL: VARIETY NIGHT AND OLD TIME DANCE IN ANNAGRY HALL was last modified: July 7th, 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:Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Noteslast_img read more

New Zimbabwe deal in sight

first_imgKhanyi MagubaneA landmark deal signalling the end of political instability in Zimbabwe is now a probability after MDC opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai asked for time to think about a power-sharing deal proposed during the talks.South African President Thabo Mbeki, who is mediating the talks, arrived in Zimbabwe on 11 August 2008 to help unite the Southern African country. He left after three days to give Tsvangirai time to consider the outcomes of the discussions with party members before making a final decision.President Mbeki on 15 August 2008 to brief the Southern African Development Community’s chairperson of defence and security, Angolan President Jose (Eduardo) dos Santos, on progress made.Speaking after the talks adjourned on 13 August, Mbeki dispelled reports that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and breakaway opposition leader Arthur Mutambara had agreed to form a unity government, leaving only Tsvangirai to agree to the move.Mbeki did, however, admit there was one point the leaders failed to agree on.Although he did not reveal what the issue was, those close to the talks say the most contentious issue has been the amount of control 84-year-old Mugabe is prepared to relinquish.It is reported that Mugabe wants to keep his position as president, while Tsvangirai wants executive powers as prime minister, including the right to chair Cabinet meetings.Currently, the MDC has 100 seats in parliament, while the ruling Zanu-PF has 99. Mutambara, whose party holds 10 seats, agreed to form a parliamentary alliance with Tsvangirai after the March elections.If the power-sharing talks collapse and Mutambara switches allegiance, it would give the majority to Mugabe’s party.But Mutambara insists that he has not cut a separate deal with Mugabe to sideline Tsvangirai, saying, “There is no way you can extract a bilateral agreement from a tripartite process.”Despite reports by foreign news agencies that Tsvangirai walked out after Mugabe and Mutambara reached an agreement in the latest round of negotiations, Mbeki has made it clear the talks have not collapsed. He says he is hoping that by the time the Summit of African Leaders takes place on the weekend of the 16 August in South Africa, a deal may have been brokered.Stemming the crisisSpeaking to the press on his decision not to rush into the power-sharing deal, Tsvangirai said it was important that the agreement between the leaders reflected the will of the people. “We need a government that transfers power to the elected representatives of the people to carry out the people’s mandate for change,” he said. But he also gave the assurance that negotiations would continue.He said that for the discussions to have a positive outcome, Mugabe had to make a decision of good faith and end his ban on the intervention of international aid agencies imposed earlier this year. The president asserted that these humanitarian organisations were the tools of distrustful Western governments.“Our people continue to face a profound humanitarian crisis. This destructive policy of banning humanitarian assistance can be reversed with one letter,” Tsvangirai said. “Tragically, Zimbabwe has become one of the worst humanitarian disasters of a new and hopeful century.”He added that at least two-million Zimbabweans had fled the country and about half a million others had died of starvation and preventable disease. This, he said, was a direct cause of lack concern by the government. “Because of the failed policies of Zanu-PF, five-million Zimbabweans now face starvation and famine. We cannot allow this to happen.”One-man shamThe current negotiations follow Mugabe’s victory in a “one-man election” in June 2008. These run-off elections were meant to decide the new leader of Zimbabwe, following a marginal win by the Tsvangirai in March, which did not give him the outright majority he needed to be elected as president.Following widespread violence and intimidation of MDC supporters in the weeks leading up to the June election, Tsvangirai boycotted the run-off and Mugabe went ahead alone. His victory was denounced across the world, even by usually sympathetic African countries.Breaking the deadlockThe power-sharing talks kicked off on 21 July in South Africa at an undisclosed location, where Mugabe and Tsvangirai met for the first time in a decade to try and foster a way forward. But the talks were unsuccessful. Negotiators eventually flew home after a deadlock, however, two weeks later they resumed in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.Zimbabwe’s state-controlled newspaper, The Herald, reports on its website that part of what was discussed during the talks was Britain’s funding of Zimbabwean land reform. All parties have agreed that Britain must honour its Lancaster House obligation – an agreement signed on 21 December 1979 to facilitate the country’s move away from colonial rule to independence.Economic meltdownIf the power sharing-deal in Zimbabwe is successful, it will mark a new beginning for the embattled Southern African country, which in recent years has suffered debilitating economic instability.According to the website Zimbabwesitaution.com, which gives daily updates on the state of affairs in that country, even after the deal has been brokered, much will have to be done to strengthen the country economically. “For Zimbabwe to recover from its desperate economic situation, he [Mugabe] will have to cede enough power to secure the lifting of sanctions and a massive infusion of international aid,” the website reports.Zimbabwe’s official inflation rate is 2.2-million percent, but the unofficial rate is far higher. Currently, the regime is struggling to pay the security forces on which it depends for its survival. It no longer has the hard currency to import fuel or food – let alone paper and ink required to print enough new money. It is also reported that Zimbabwe’s most basic services have all but collapsed and a third of the population, including most of the best-educated and productive citizens, have fled for greener pastures.According to the Financial Times, the world is waiting with baited breath for the outcome of the talks. The publication reports that international donors will only release a multi-billion-pound aid package if Tsvangirai holds sway in the new government.To tighten pressure, South Africa’s trade union federation Cosatu has threatened a week-long boycott of goods bound for Zimbabwe should Mugabe refuse to step down.Useful LinksThe Zimbabwe situationMDCFriends of Zimbabwe The South African presidencyDo you have any queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

NY Transportation Authority Cites Schedules as Copyrighted Material

first_imgdana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting StationStops is an iPhone application that allows Metro-North Railroad riders to check their train departures and arrivals from Grand Central Station even when they do not have a wireless connection. The application remembers a user’s home station and offers both train track numbers and departures. While these are simple functions, the MTA does not have this data readily accessible. Rather than having to wait at Grand Central’s departure screens, riders with the iPhone app are free to relax until their train arrives. Essentially StationStops is a 3rd party application that does a better job of information outreach than the official public entity. The MTA’s cease and desist letter comes at a time when government agencies and semi-public entities are slowly carving out their policies on standardized public data. In late June, even as Mayor Bloomberg launched the first NYC Big Apps contest committing to the publication of machine readable city data, Council’s application to expose raw data for web and mobile app development was denied. In an interview with PolitickerNY assistant counselor to the mayor, Sami Naim spoke out against releasing the data saying, “It’s not how much paper you can put up on the Internet. It’s more, how much can you engage New Yorkers. It starts and ends with the customer.” Judging by StationStop sales and the public outcry for Schoenfeld, customers want a better way to access their transportation information and they don’t care whether it’s city-run, state-run or citizen-driven. To see more user-generated transportation solutions, visit DIY City or Apps for Democracy. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has sent a take down notice to Greenwich man Chris Schoenfeld for using Metropolitan Transportation Authority schedules to power his StationStops iPhone application. The popular blogger created an $2.99 application that gives commuters access to MTA train and bus schedules. He received a DMCA last Friday to remove the application from the app store The MTA claims that its scheduling information is copyrighted intellectual property. You read that right. Public train schedules are being treated as copyrighted material. In an interview with the Stamford Advocate Schoenfeld said, “The copyright law is very clear that you cannot copyright facts and tables of data. A train schedule itself might be considered intellectual property, but the data itself has nothing artistic about it.” Schoenfeld believes the DMCA came as a result of him delaying licensing negotiations. The blogger was expected to pay the MTA 10% of his app profits and $5000 in advance royalties. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Apple#NYT#web last_img read more

Azhar’s son Ayazuddin continues to be critical

first_imgFormer cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s son, who was involved in a road mishap, continues to be very critical.Doctors attending on Ayazuddin say that while bleeding in his chest has been brought under control, his kidneys have been bleeding profusely.Doctors are unable to perform surgery on him as he continues to be very weak. Azharuddin’s nephew Ajmal had on Sunday died after the crash. Ajmal was riding pillion with Ayazuddin when the mishap took place.Doctors treating him at Hyderabad’s Apollo Hospital have said that Ayaz is still on ventilator support.Azharuddin arrived from London early on Monday morning and drove straight to the hospital.Ayaz crashed his sports bike on Sunday morning near a toll gate. Both he and his cousin were taken to hospital in an unconscious state. Ajmal was later declared dead.Ayaz is the youngest of the two sons of Azharuddin from his first wife Naureen, whom the latter divorced to marry actor Sangeeta Bijlani.Both Naureen and Bijlani are at the hospital. Azharuddin, who played 99 Tests and 334 One-Day Internationals for India, was banned for life in 2000 following allegations of his involvement in match fixing.The former cricketer, who joined Congress before 2009 elections, was elected to the Lok Sabha from Moradabad (UP).last_img read more

Bangladesh bust exposes familiar Australia fault-lines

first_imgAn Australia team that stared down the hardened bureaucrats and faceless money men of the nation’s cricket board to strike a huge win in pay negotiations showed precious little unity when put under pressure by Bangladesh, the ninth-ranked Test team.Steve Smith’s men arrived in Dhaka keen to get back to the cricket after an acrimonious 10-month standoff between the players’ union and Cricket Australia (CA) that reflected badly on both sides of the pay dispute.Instead, the team’s hopes of quickly restoring some of the good will lost during the boardroom wrangling was swept away in the South Asian dust by an all-too-familiar string of batting collapses as the hosts eked out a famous 20-run triumph.Australian media paid due credit to Bangladesh for engineering their first Test win over the tourists but were scathing of Smith’s team for failing to channel their superior resources into an expected victory.”And then there are the prima donnas, otherwise known as the Australian test team,” Jon Anderson fumed in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper.”I use that term because these are the same players who went on strike over their pay packets, ones that dwarf most professional sportspersons in this country.”So if you want to play that game, by heck you have to make sure you back it up in the field of play.”Smith lamented that his team had failed to learn from mistakes made in India, where they won acclaim for their fight even as they were overhauled 2-1 in the tense test series in February and March.advertisementBut the tourists seemed more culpable of looking too far ahead rather than focusing on the present in their approach to the much-improved Bangladesh side.RANKING DANGERAP PhotoBefore the series, Smith justified Ashton Agar’s selection in favour of fellow spinner Steve O’Keefe, who engineered the one victory in India, as taking a long view to beat the top-ranked test side when Australia return there in four years.Usman Khawaja earned a recall as Smith forecast “a big home summer” for the stylish left-hander against Ashes foes England.Agar took five wickets but it was a mediocre return on a pitch offering prodigious spin and bounce, while Khawaja managed a total of just two runs in two innings from the combined eight deliveries he faced.Australia now face the more immediate problem of being 1-0 down in a series and the danger of falling to sixth in the world test rankings if they lose the second match in Chittagong.David Warner’s defiant second innings century broke his poor run of form on overseas pitches but few else of Smith’s batting team mates can proceed with much confidence.O’Keefe’s selection in place of injured paceman Josh Hazlewood is a sign Australia are, belatedly, taking their opponents seriously, as Bangladesh match-winner Shakib Al Hasan said they would after Wednesday’s victory.With their opponents’ pride wounded, Bangladesh can expect a fierce response from the tourists next week.There is no longer any disgrace in losing to Bangladesh, particularly on their home pitches, but there is some embarrassment when hubris has paved the way to defeat.last_img read more

Yanks Bop Jays Yet Again, 6-4

first_imgNEW YORK — The best thing for the Toronto Blue Jays about the June 19 game was that it was their last one at Yankee Stadium until July 25.David Phelps pitched seven strong innings, Carlos Beltran drove in two runs and the New York Yankees won 6-4 for their 16th consecutive home victory over Toronto.“Hey, if you’re going to play in prime time, you’ve got to perform on the big stage and we didn’t do it,” Manager John Gibbons said. “We’re fully capable of doing it. We just didn’t do it. It’ll be definitely good to move on.”Melky Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion hit two-run homers for the Blue Jays, who have lost nine of 12 and were swept for the first time since Sept. 10-12 last season by the Los Angeles Angels. Toronto has dropped 25 of 27 at Yankee Stadium dating to 2011 and hasn’t won in the Bronx since Aug. 29, 2012.Headed to Cincinnati for an interleague series this weekend, the struggling Blue Jays shuffled their rotation. They will call up right-hander Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Buffalo to start June 20 and move knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to June 22.“We think it’s important to protect the rotation a little bit,” Gibbons said. “He pitched well for us a couple of outings earlier in the year. Hopefully he gives us a boost, too. … he’ll be here for one start and he’ll go back and it’ll just kind of give those guys a little extra breather.”Dickey exited last Saturday’s loss in Baltimore with right groin tightness. “It makes sense to give him another day or two,” Gibbons said.Jacoby Ellsbury scored twice for the Yankees and hit one of three early sacrifice flies off Drew Hutchison (5-5). New York stole four bases and scratched out its fifth run when Brett Gardner was running as Derek Jeter hit an RBI groundout — preventing an inning-ending double play.Phelps (3-4) yielded two runs and struck out seven in winning his second straight outing after a four-start skid. The Yankees earned their first three-game sweep at home this season and sliced Toronto’s lead in the AL East to 1 1-2 games.“They stuck it to us pretty good all three games,” Gibbons said. “We’re just kind of treading water right now but we need to pick it up.”Citing research by the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees said the winning streak against Toronto is their longest at home against one team since a 19-game run vs. Cleveland from June 1960 to April 1962.With closer David Robertson receiving a rest, Adam Warren got two outs for his second save — ending a rhythm-less game that took 3 hours, 47 minutes. Gibbons was on the field five times in the first six innings for four discussions with the umpires, plus a pitching change.Phelps equaled his career high with 115 pitches and finished strong. He escaped a jam in the fifth, retired pinch-hitter Adam Lind with two on to end the sixth and then struck out two in a perfect seventh.The right-hander also picked off Cabrera at second base with two runners on in the first inning and Encarnacion at the plate. Encarnacion hit his 21st homer in the eighth, a long drive to left off Shawn Kelley that cut it to 6-4.Yankees hitters ran up Hutchison’s pitch count early, just as they did against fellow youngster Marcus Stroman in the series opener. Kelly Johnson had a sacrifice fly in the second and Beltran added one in the third.Making his Yankee Stadium debut, Hutchison threw 38 pitches in the second inning and needed 76 to get through three. He was pulled in the fifth trailing 3-2.“You’ve got to make better pitches,” Hutchison said. “When I got ahead I didn’t make good pitches to put them away, and I fell behind quite a bit, too.”Beltran hit an RBI double off Aaron Loup, and Brian Roberts stole two bases in the sixth before scoring on Jeter’s groundout. Steve Delabar walked three in the seventh, including Yangervis Solarte with the bases loaded to make it 6-2.The 23-year-old Hutchison was 3-0 with a 0.31 ERA in his previous four road starts, and 4-1 with a 1.79 ERA away from home this season. But nothing seems to go right for the Blue Jays in the Bronx. “The next time we come to town we’ve got to change that around a little bit,” Gibbons said.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more