THREE-TIME CHAMPIONS The Dutchman is a three-time Champions League top scorer, and the fourth highest Champions league scorer in history, with 56 goals. Minister of Finance, Audley Shaw, who was a guest speaker at the launch, called it an important and significant event, labelling it as a special occasion for Jamaica to be the first Caribbean host of the prestigious trophy. Meanwhile, Ricardo Nuncio, Managing Director of Red Stripe, which is a member of the Heineken company also underlined the significance of the tour. “The trophy tour is very important, because we start the trophy tour here in Jamaica, and it’s the first stop of the trophy around the world,” Nuncio underlined. Following the Jamaican tour, other countries set to receive the trophy include; Panama, Colombia, Egypt, India and Vietnam. Ruud van Nistelrooy, one of the UEFA Champions League’s top scorers, will be gracing local shores as Heineken UEFA Champion League trophy tour brand ambassador with the much-coveted trophy spending time in the island from March 20 to 23. The mega event is dubbed Heineken UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour, a four-day fan powered event. The ‘big ears’ trophy, will be showcased across the island, starting with an introductory press conference at Red Stripe’s head office shortly after its arrival in the island on March 20 and then a stop at the Triple Century Bar and Grill on the same day. Usain Bolt Tracks and Records and the National Stadium will be the other viewing venues on the 21st with Football Factory, Margaritaville (Ocho Rios) on March 22nd and Pier One in Montego Bay on the 23rd providing the other opportunities for fans to see the trophy. The event was launched in a colourful spectacle on Tuesday night at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. Speaking via a video recording, Nistelrooy, who played as a striker for European giants Manchester United and Real Madrid, is looking forward to meeting local fans. “Hello, Jamaica, on the 23rd of March, I will be coming to Jamaica. I am an ambassador of Heinekin’s UEFA Champions League trophy tour. That’s the reason why I will be coming to Jamaica, and I am not coming alone. “I am coming with the UEFA Champions League Trophy, and I hope to meet you all there, respect Jamaica,” he said.
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Citizens’ Patriotic Role vs. the Liberian Government’s Responsibilities to Its Citizens:
Following the trend of recent events relative to the four Liberians who were shot in Turkey vis-à-vis the Liberian Government’s responsibilities to its citizens, I have personally drawn two key impressions from this particular scenario.First and foremost, the situation is one that clearly shows how love and concern among fellow countrymen may have grown to another level as exhibited by the mounting concerns Liberians have been showing since the ugly shooting scenario took place. Of course, the obvious condemnations have been going along with it; condemnations in two-fold of citizens condemning national government for “doing little or nothing” and the condemnation on the other front that many are quickly politicizing the situation “unnecessarily at the deliberate ignoring of the government’s efforts”.Whether some have been politicizing the situation for their own unusual political game or just understandably showing love and concern for their compatriots facing such a difficult situation in a faraway country, Liberians have in a united front shown patriotism in urging the government to show love for their injured brothers and sisters in a foreign land.But I have also gathered, on the other hand, that the Government which is usually caught in the midst of many priorities has been swift in responding to the needs of its trapped and ailing citizens. Not only that, the Government’s immediate quest of seeking justice for the four Liberians and providing care and other efforts have shown how the Government can still go extra miles in responding to such emergency needs for its citizens.The four Liberians — Bemore N. Toe, Patience Roberts, Deddeh Simmonds and Blessing Vinton — were shot by an unknown gunman at a coffee shop located in Sisli Mecediyeko around the Trump Tower in Istanbul in Turkey.Laudable in what some may call a rigmarole situation are Liberians’ concern for their brothers and sisters equally being matched with the government’s instant response and intervention that are now bringing relief to the seriously wounded Liberians.The Government, through the Foreign Ministry, immediately demanded an explanation and inquiry from the Turkish authorities about the shooting of its citizens. Fortunately, the Turkish Government through its Foreign Minister, Professor Dr. Ahmet Daavutoglu, via a telephone conversation with Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan responded sharply with assurances of doing so.Still not complacent with that, the Liberian Government moved on to dispatching a veteran ambassador, Senior Ambassador-At-Large Marcus Koffa to Turkey. Additionally, the Government’s full sponsorship of a family member of the victims to Istanbul further demonstrated its overwhelming determination in seeking the welfare of its troubled citizens in Turkey.Now with reports emulating from Turkey via Ambassador Koffa that the relevant Turkish authorities (the Turkish Ministries of Justice, Internal Affairs and Health) are collaborating on resolving the issue, Liberians at home and everywhere have all reasons to be rest assured that our compatriots’ medical predicament and welfare are being remedied while justice is knocking on the door of whoever the perpetrator is.In spite of it all, bilateral relations between the pair continue to improve. In fact, Turkish-Liberian relations have even heightened as that European-Asian nation continues its firm relations with Liberia. For instance, the fruit of a sidelined discussion during the last African Union (AU) Summit between them will soon be reaped when Foreign Minister Ngafuan honors an invitation from his Turkish counterpart, Professor Dr. Davutoglu to visit Turkey at which time detailed information on the methodology and procedures for successfully accessing a US$200 million annual Turkish grant for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will be concluded. With that fund, Liberia will be able to finance technical cooperation projects and human capital development through scholarships while other pertinent bilateral issues will be discussed.In all honesty, it is also important to note here that this identical situation has proved how our government can be sensitive to the plight of its citizens in the midst of so much to do. And while it is true that it would be unfair to characterize as fortunate the attention being shown the victimized Liberians because they have the constitutional rights to be protected by their government, it is also worth mentioning here how many Liberians in the Diaspora have been engulfed with similar and probably worst situations than the one the Turkey-based Liberians just experienced.Liberians, who are scattered in all corners of the globe due to the civil war, have continued to encounter problems of all sorts in their respective countries of refugee or survival. Such ranges from immigration to social and economic problems. The most frequent among them were the repeated run-ins of Liberian refugees with their respective host countries, noticeable among them being with Ghanaian authorities in Ghana on several occasions that sometimes resulted into deaths. Condemnations against Government ran parallel to these incidents. In other parts of the world, like the United States where thousands of Liberians reside, Liberians there are either shot in cross-fire incidences while in other Asian nations like Malaysia and Thailand, there are reported news of the ill-treatment of Liberians aside from the reported news of their alleged illegal activities that may result into some of these incidences.The above speaks to Government’s huge challenge of protecting its citizens outside of the country. The absence of Liberian diplomatic missions or consulates in most of these countries as a result of financial constraints and constant budgetary shortfalls, and the refusal of unsettled and immigration-weighted Liberians in the Diaspora in spite of calls to return home “if you are not doing well” in whatever country will continue to be burdens for the government’s efforts to adequately cater to its citizens outside Liberia.For instance, even in the midst of their troubles, the four shot Liberians in Turkey are demanding to be treated in a “third country” outside Turkey, even though the Turkish government has agreed to help them medically and seek justice. That is according to the Liberian dispatched envoy there.With these said, I think if Liberians would continue to show more concerns for our compatriots (here and outside the country) more constructively void of the unusual politics that would warrant government’s prompt response and interventions even in the midst of all of its challenges, we would be stepping our patriotism to another level. Thanks to those who kept the pressure on but a million thanks to the government for swift intervention while even heightening Liberian-Turkish relations. About the Author: Nat Bayjay is a Media Consultant/Communication specialist. Doubling as a PUL Best Investigative & Best Environmental Journalist in 2011, Bayjay uses his journalistic profession to always highlight issues in the country including political, economical and socio issues through in-depth articles and news analyses. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp West Ham chief assures forward over future
1 West Ham co-owner David Gold insists there is a future for Mauro Zarate at Upton Park despite strong speculation linking him with a move to Italy in January.The Argentine forward has struggled to command a regular first-team place following his move during the summer and knows he faces an uphill battle to get into the side as Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho have forged an excellent partnership.With Andy Carroll now back from a long-term injury, Zarate knows he faces even more competition to win a place in the team.Zarater this week insisted he is happy to stay and fight for his place, and Gold has assured the talented forward he will get another chance under Sam Allardyce.Gold, writing on Twitter, said: “He’s been injured and it’s hard to get back into a winning side. His chance will come.” Mauro Zarate [right] in action for West Ham
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Strike may leave your trash at curb
“We would request that they be patient,” Cole said. “We will get to them.” A strike would hit three trash yards in Carson, Compton and Sun Valley. In Los Angeles, it would affect only commercial accounts because residential customers are serviced by the city. At issue are wages and health benefits. A five-year contract with Local 396 expired Sept. 30. In negotiating a new five-year contract, the union has balked at caps on Waste Management’s contribution to employee health plans, especially as health costs rise in the later years of the contract. “Our concern and our members’ concern is that they may be faced with steep out-of-pocket medical costs in the final year of that agreement,” Phillips said. The union also believes that the wage package is not comparable with the packages offered to Waste Management employees in other areas. The Teamsters voted 247-115 to reject the company’s final offer Wednesday. Federal mediators have been involved trying to resolve the dispute, as has the office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. But on Thursday night, no negotiations were taking place and the drivers were prepared to picket at 4 a.m. today. Phillips said the union was still willing to listen to any offers. Cole declined to speculate on the likelihood of a strike, and would say only that the company was preparing for all contingencies. If a strike occurs, Waste Management will give priority to hospitals, clinics, child care facilities and restaurants, where uncollected trash could lead to health hazards. email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH BAY: Mechanics and drivers reject offer, setting up probable walkout for hauler. By Gene Maddaus STAFF WRITER A labor dispute could disrupt trash collection today throughout much of the South Bay and Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.About 450 trash truck drivers and mechanics rejected a final contract offer from their employer, Waste Management, and were expected to go on strike. Those employees service about 225,000 residential customers and another 29,000 commercial accounts in Los Angeles, Carson, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates and elsewhere in the region. Waste Management also handles recycling in Long Beach. “It appears we will not be at work tomorrow,” Jay Phillips, president of Teamsters Local 396, said late Thursday. “It’s apparent we haven’t gotten an offer that’s acceptable to the members.” Barring a last-minute deal, Waste Management will have to bring in drivers from outside the area to work its routes today, spokeswoman Kit Cole said. Customers are likely to experience disruptions in service.
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp DDTV – WHY DONEGAL HURLER ANDREW IS UP FOR THE CHALLENGE
Former Donegal hurler Andrew Wallace is about to climb a mountain……and do a large cycle and complete an obstacle course.The Burt man is about to take on the supreme endurance challenge for 2012, the Westport sea2summit Challenge. The sea2summit challenge is made up of a 45 K run, 8 K cycle, 5k mountaon climb (Croagh Patrick), 35 K cyle run and a 4 K obstacle course run. The total distance covered in the challenge is 56.5 K. The race on is on Saturday week next November 3rd.Andrew is undertaking the challenge to raise funds for two causes that are very close to his heart.Simply CLICK on the video to see Andrew in action and hear him explain the reasons why he is going the extra mile. DDTV – WHY DONEGAL HURLER ANDREW IS UP FOR THE CHALLENGE was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Andrew WallaceBURTEndurance Challengehurler
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Liverpool v Southampton live coverage as Reds take 3-0 half-time lead
BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Klopp’s side are going for 18 points from 18 Against Southampton, Liverpool are hoping to make it a perfect six from six and are 45 minutes from doing so at Anfield.A Wesley Hoedt own goal, plus strikes from Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah gave the hosts a 3-0 half-time lead. RANKED silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack #LIVSOU team news; Firmino, Shaqiri and Matip replace Sturridge, Milner and Gomez. https://t.co/qVpOONsoDR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 22, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY What is the team news? Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Getty The Saints are proving difficult to predict under Mark Hughes and threw away a two-goal home lead against Brighton on Monday night.You have to go back to 2013 for the last time Southampton won here, when a Dejan Lovren header separated the sides.How can I listen on talkSPORT?We have live commentary of this game on talkSPORT2 from 2.45pm.To listen, download our mobile app, tune in on your DAB radio or head to our web player. FOOTBALL LATEST impact Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 🚨Here’s how #SaintsFC line-up to face #LFC this afternoon in the #PL: pic.twitter.com/l8W96uhzOE— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 22, 2018Danny Ings, Southampton’s top scorer so far this season, is ineligible and won’t be facing his parent club.
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp DONEGAL GARDA SERGEANT LOSES BID TO QUASH OMBUDSMAN ‘HARASSMENT’ INQUIRY
A CO Donegal garda sergeant has lost his High Court bid aimed at quashing the Garda Ombudsman’s decision to investigate allegations that the Sergeant harassed a man over a four-year period.Sergeant Oliver Moran, Kilmacrennan garda station is also disputing the Garda Ombudsman Commission’s decision extending the six-month time limit for completion of an investigation into a complaint by Mr Josie Kelly that he was harassed between 2003 and 2007.In his judicial review proceedings, Sgt Moran is seeking various orders and declarations, including an order quashing the decision that the complaint was admissible. In opposing the proceedings, the Commission contends its decision that the complaint was admissible was rational, cogent and adequate.Today in his judgement, Mr Justice John Hedigan said that he was satisfied to dismiss Stg. Moran’s action. The judge held that the Ombudsman’s decision to extend time in this instance was fair and reasonable.The judge also ruled that the Ombudsman was not obliged to request Sgt. Moran to make submissions as to whether it should exercise its discretion to extend time to allow it embark on an investigation of the complaints.Sgt Moran, who has been stationed at Kilmacrennan since 1998, argued the Garda Ombudsman lacked jurisdiction to make the decision extending time to investigate the complaint.Under the relevant law, an investigation must be conducted within six months of a complaint being made to the Ombudsman and that six-month period may only be extended in exceptional circumstances, counsel said.The court heard Mr Kelly, Castledoe, Creeslough, made a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman last February that he was harassed between 2003 and 2007 by Sgt. Moran.Mr Kelly also complained he was assaulted by other members of the Gardaí in 2009 while in custody at Letterkenny garda station. No claim of assault was made against Sgt. Moran.In his judgement, Mr Justice Hedigan said that he was not satisfied that Stg Moran had advanced grounds to successfully challenge the Ombudsman’s decision to extend time.He accepted the Ombudsman’s evidence that time was extended by reason of the nature of the complaint, which was one of alleged harassment.The Ombudsman’s decision to extend time, the Judge said, was “rational based” on the concern that if there had been a campaign of harassment it would escape scrutiny if the Ombudsman failed to consider that individual acts might form part of a continuum of misbehaviour.He further rejected the claim that the Ombudsman was obliged to request submissions from Stg Moran before deciding to extend time.The judge also considered that Stg Moran’s claim that inadequate reasons were given for the the extension of time as “unfounded.”DONEGAL GARDA SERGEANT LOSES BID TO QUASH OMBUDSMAN ‘HARASSMENT’ INQUIRY was last modified: June 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Creesloughgarda sergeantkilmacrennan
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp RTE TO SHOW DONEGAL’S CLASH LIVE – BUT TYRONE WILL REFUSE INTERVIEWS IN MICHAELA ROW
The Ulster Championship launch in Belfast last nightRTE has confirmed it is to show the Donegal Tyrone Ulster Championship clash live on May 26.The clash will be a sell-out – with just 18,000 tickets available. More than 1,000 tickets released by the Ulster Council yesterday sold out online in less than half an hour.Donegal Daily revealed last night that clubs are already warning that they will be unable to give tickets to all members – with less than half expected to be there. Whatever the outcome of the game, Mickey Harte says he and his Tyrone panel will not give interviews to RTE before or after the Ballybofey clash.Tyrone have boycotted RTE since a John Murray Show sketch in 2011, which the county board felt was insensitive to Mr Harte and his family following the tragic death of his daughter Michaela.Asked at the launch of the Ulster championship if the RTE boycott would continue, he said: “Yep, that’s right. No further answer required.”Paul Durcan pictured at 2013 Launch of Ulster Championships for Football and Hurling at Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens RTE TO SHOW DONEGAL’S CLASH LIVE – BUT TYRONE WILL REFUSE INTERVIEWS IN MICHAELA ROW was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 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:RTE TO SHOW DONEGAL’S CLASH LIVE – BUT TYRONE WILL REFUSE INTERVIEWS IN MICHAELA ROW
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Burns, falls and management issues disclosed in Lifford disability centre report
A Lifford residential care centre has been found to be non-compliant with seven outcomes under the Health Act 2007. A HIQA report on a recent inspection at the RehabCare-registered centre in Lifford has uncovered non-compliances in seven of the 12 outcomes inspected. The centre operates on a semi-independent living model for six residents with an intellectual disability. An unannounced inspection on January 25th 2018 found non-compliances in seven of the 12 outcomes inspected. Major non-compliance was identified in three outcomes and four moderate non-compliances were identified.The inspector found that residents were being put at risk due to a lack of risk management procedures in relation to accidents:The inspector found two residents had received burns while cooking, (one resident on three occasions) and no appropriate safety measures had been put in place to prevent further repeated incidents occurring.The inspector also reviewed the management of falls in the centre and found that two residents had fallen; one resident had two falls, which had required medical attention. However, there was no policy or plan in place for these residents, to identify their falls risks, or to assess their risks of further falls. An issue with excessively hot radiators had not been resolved since the last inspection, the report said. The inspector found that residents were not being protected from a burn should they touch a hot radiator. Not all staff had up-to-date fire safety training and residents’ personal evacuation plans required updating, the inspector said. Another major non-compliance at the centre was found in the recording of accidents and incidents. The inspector found that four residents had six falls and two residents had four burns that had not been notified to the Chief Inspector as required.The inspector identified a major against the governance and management of the centre, saying it had failed to ensure a safe service for residents.The inspector reviewed the actions from the last inspection in December 2015 and found that six of the eight actions had not been completed. These actions related to complaints, social care needs, risk management, managing behaviours that challenge, statement of purpose, and records and documentation.Inspectors found that the provider’s risk management systems were not being implemented to effectively monitor risks, such as the risk of burns from the cooker and hot radiators. Other non-compliances included the provider not maintaining a record of all complaints in the centre, or the actions taken to manage the complaints.Medication errors had occured at the facility which were not subjected to an appropriate post incident review, while the report said the person responsible for reviewing medication errors did not have up to date training in safe medication practices.Overall, the report found that residents’ healthcare needs were met in line with their personal plans and assessments. Healthcare needs were met with support from their local general practitioners (GP) and access to allied health professionals was available as required.The inspector found that there was an absence of a robust oversight by the provider and the person in charge and while residents told the inspector they were happy living in the centre, there was significant evidence found during the inspection to show that the provider was not meeting the requirements of the care and support regulations 2013. Read the full report on HIQA.ie hereBurns, falls and management issues disclosed in Lifford disability centre report was last modified: April 18th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:healthHIQALiffordreport
Category: eiulundiacdkojfp Stranorlar needs a new school building immediately – Pat the Cope
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has accused the Minister for Education of dragging his heels on the construction of a new school to replace St Mary’s in Stranorlar. The issue is expected to be raised in the Dail again next week.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher said the school must to immediately tender claiming there are inordinate delays since pre-qualification stage of contractors and in the meantime, nothing has occurred. He said “I have raised the need for a new School at Stranorlar on a continual basis since my election in 2016, and especially because the previous Government of 2011-2016 having removed the school from their Capital Building Programme , the decision of that government has caused major delays to the sanctioning of the school.“It is in this context of continual delay and time delays within the Department, that I am forcing a decision on this school, it is a full 12 months since the school was progressed to pre-qualification stage, normally it should move to tender stage within 5 months maximum added Pat the Cope“I have already decided that a motion must be put before the Dáil in order to progress this project. No further delays can be allowed to occur.“The reality is that planning permission will expire on this project by 2022, and bearing in mind the project still has to be fully tendered for, we run the serious risk of letting this project’s planning expire before we get it off the ground, stated Pat the Cope The new building will comprise of 24 new mainstream classrooms, PE Hall and a suite of resource rooms and the new school will be situated on a 5 acre site.The current enrolment of the school stands at 448 pupils and the new school building will allow for further expansion in enrolment up to 720 pupils.The new school building will be state of the art in design and layout and will serve the needs of the school community for many generations ahead.Deputy Galagher said he is directly challenging the Minister to take action and progress this project.He added “You have allowed excessive time delays at the current stage notwithstanding the removal previously of the project from the capital programme. Now, is the time to progress this project and allow it to proceed to construction or face the wrath of further scrutiny on the floor of Dáil Éireann and your poor management of this project thus far. The new school will without doubt, inject a new lease of life to the school going population who depend on St Mary’s for their primary education.“Our children deserve the best possible opportunities when they are in our educational system and having the necessary school building and facilities is an essential part in insuring they get every possible opportunity in their school going years.”Stranorlar needs a new school building immediately – Pat the Cope was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)