Piatti ends three and a half years of parakeet

first_imgPablo Piatti is already history of Espanyol. Espanyol officially announced at 23:30 that the Argentine end separates from the prico team to join the Toronto Football Club project, a Canadian club, which plays in the US MLS. In this way Piatti, one of the highest salaries of the workforce, closes its stage in Espanyol after three and a half years in which he has played 95 matches and has managed to score 14 goals. Espanyol publicly thanks you for your commitment and involvement in these years and wishes him good luck and success in his new professional stage. The end leaves LaLiga after passing through Almeria and Valencia previously.The situation of Piatti is the second one that is resolved from the nucleus of players who just finished in June. The first who terminated his contract was Esteban Granero, which this weekend can debut with Marbella, in a bizarre signing to the Second B of a player who was capital last year with Joan Francesc Ferrer, Rubi, to obtain the European ticket. After Piatti has been clarified, the squad will be closed until the end with 23 players.last_img read more

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#JaVotes2016: ‘Lie she a tell!’ – JLP supporters deny Brown Burke’s claim of intimidation

first_img Other JLP supporters demanded that Brown Burke leave the polling station. “She needs to leave, she just come to make mischief,” another JLP supporter said. Voters at the Mountain View Primary School, in the Eastern St Andrew constituency,  have refuted claims made by PNP Vice President Angela Brown Burke that PNP indoor agents at the polling station have been intimidated. JLP supporters blocked the gate and denied Brown Burke entrance to the polling station. “A lie she a tell, no gun man no hold them up. Look how much police and soldier deh ya , if dat did happen dem wudda do something bout it,” a JLP supporter told The Gleaner.last_img

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Community Dialogue Vital to Citizen Empowerment

first_imgThe Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Varney A. Sirleaf, has described community dialogue as vital to government’s understanding of the needs of citizens at the grassroots level, especially women, the physically challenged and youth.Minister Sirleaf made the assertion on Wednesday at the validation workshop on community dialogue consultation findings held at the Monrovia City Hall.Superintendents, chiefs, civil society representatives, local and international partners, among others, participated in the validation, and pledged their commitment to collaborate in the implementation of its findings.Minister Sirleaf hoped that the findings will address the concerns of women, youth, elders and the physically challenged, who, he noted, are the most marginalized groups with regard to access to basic services and other government support at the local level.“It gave the participants confidence that their views would also count in decision-making. They expressed their needs and concerns and also stated their comparative advantages to decision-makers, which can be crucial in designing local development programs,” he said.Liberian women, according to him, have always played a pivotal yet unacknowledged role in national development, and expressed appreciation to the National Decentralization and Local Governance Policy, whose focus is on inclusive governance with the full engagement of women and men from counties, districts and communities across the country.Mrs. Awa Ndiaye-Seck, UN Women Country Representative to Liberia, said the community dialogue would help take some processes from the national level to the various communities across the country.“The community has spoken and the first step in taking the findings of the consultations to the national level is by sharing them with our partners and the donor community, civil society organizations and others (in order for them) to know the community’s position on the recovery process of Liberia,” Mrs. Ndiaye-Seck said.Some of the issues raised by the community include the need for communication to keep them informed of the happenings and networking that would bring women in various districts, communities and the counties together.“This is the last phase of the process that started over three months ago and the key objective was to see how we can impact some of the global processes that have an effect on Liberia, as well as some national processes to the community,” she added.Madam Ndiaye-Seck pledged the UN Women’s commitment to supporting the government in addressing findings of the dialogue to ensure that community needs and concerns can also help in Liberia’s recovery process.Mary Larteh, Paramount Chief from Bong County and a member of the community dialogue, described the discussions as unprecedented, especially for women.“This is a dialogue that women were able to speak out about their needs and concerns and about native women in places that are not accessible. The women were able to talk about their children’s needs and how they can be part of this government,” she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hananniah Zoe, Others Endorse Boakai

first_imgRev. Zoe and colleagues believe that UP is not divisive, and shouldrun the country Four politicians, among them former presidential candidate, Reverend Hananniah Zoe, yesterday endorsed the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, promising to go all out and fish for votes that would give a one round victory to Mr. Boakai in the ensuing October elections.Rev. Zoe, former presidential aspirant of the opposition Liberia Empowerment And Development Party (LEAD); Magnus Nian, former Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) director of finance committee; Valentine Sheaky, principal, Free Pentecostal Global Mission High School; and Byhewit Mohammed Dukuly, former chairman for the disbanded opposition National Union for Democratic Progress (NUDP) – Lofa branch, endorsed the Veep’s presidential bid at the ruling Unity Party (UP) headquarters in Congo Town, Monrovia.The four men’s decision comes barely a week after 19 senators endorsed Boakai’s presidential bid.For Mr. Nian, he not only endorsed Mr. Boakai, but also joined the UP, “because I have a specific message, that is: to deploy my God-given political propaganda machinery that would undo any party in opposition to Mr. Boakai.”For Mr. Sheaky, who had the crowd on their feet shouting mixed political slogans in unison, his pledge was unwavering, “because I will not only endorse Mr. Boakai, but to go all out and campaign on his behalf so that the party can give the opposition a one round knockout in October.”For Mr. Dukuly, who referred to Veep Boakai as his uncle, he expressed gratitude to many persons including some of his former political rivals that have so far endorsed Boakai’s political interest.“Having observed some activities of political parties for the past months, I can assure anyone including the very opposition members that we will rise up in the name of UP, Lofa solidarity and the agenda to develop the country, and defeat those who dare challenge us at the October polls,” Mr. Dukuly declared.In his endorsement statement, Rev. Zoe said Vice President Boakai so impacted his life that he finally decided to endorse his presidential bid.“The Boakai team is capable to cross the bridge of delayed developments, and no doubt, to vibrant prosperity through which every Liberian will have a part to contribute to the country’s growth and transformation,” Rev. Zoe told the gathering.Despite the fact that his turn to speak was characterized by intermittent political slogans, UP chairman Wilmot J.M. Paye assured a place in the party for those that crossed over.“You are joining a party with no class system, but one big family of highly committed and dedicated partisans who uphold nothing but Liberia’s agenda where every tribe is included,” he said.Rev. Zoe’s father, Manbiah Zoe, ended yesterday’s ceremony in a self-composed song backed by more political slogans.Partial view of Representatives who are supporting Boakai’s presidential bidHouse DefersIn a related development, “majority members of the House of Representatives” yesterday postponed their support to the presidential bid of the Vice President until Tuesday, May 23.Representative Prince Moye (Bong County District #2) told the Daily Observer that the lawmakers postponed the endorsement program with the intent to rally the support of many of their colleagues to get on the list of lawmakers who want to endorse Boakai’s presidential bid.“The endorsement program is postponed to Tuesday, May 23, and we hope to recruit about 40 of our colleagues,” Rep. Moye said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Suspected Linden bandit succumbs to injuries

first_img…after thrashing by villagersA suspected bandit on Tuesday succumbed to injuries after he was caught and beaten by residents in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Dead is 37-year-old Leonard Moriah of Silvertown, Wismar, Linden. Moriah was taken for medical attention on Tuesday following a sound thrashing from residents after he broke and entered and stole a number of items from a house at Block 22, Wismar, Linden.Dead: Leonard MoriahA post-mortem examination (PME) conducted on Wednesday revealed Moriah died from blunt force trauma to the head and abdomen.According to Police, at about 03:45h on Tuesday, the suspect broke into the Lot 330 Block 22, Wismar home where he allegedly stole an Acer laptop valued $120,000, two speaker boxes valued $13,000, an IPhone valued $30,000 and a Samsung J2 Prime cellphone valued $33,000. The Police report stated that the family retired to bed at about 21:00h on Monday. One of the occupants of the home reportedly woke up to use the washroom at about 03:45h and saw the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a firearm in the house. An alarm was raised and neighbours rushed out to lend assistance.The residents tried to relieve the suspect of his firearm, which resulted in him being shot in the region of his left knee. He was apprehended and handed over to the Police after which he reportedly informed ranks that he was beaten by residents in the area.At the scene Police reportedly found a Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol, a magazine with five live rounds of ammunition, along with a black bag, a pair of nippers, two knives, gloves, a face mask and a wire stripper. The firearm was lodged into Police custody and investigations launched into the incidents.E Division Commander (Linden-Kwakwani), Linden Lord on Wednesday said several persons have been questioned in relation to the incident and a file will be prepared for legal advice on the way forward with the matter.last_img read more

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PPP files injunction to rescind GECOM chair appointment

first_img– hopeful matter could be heard expeditiouslyThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday filed an injunction in the High Court to rescind President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on the grounds of unconstitutionality.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall holding the injunction in his hand in the presence of PPP Member of Parliament Zulfikar Mustapha at the High Court Registry on MondayFormer Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall described the unilateral appointment not only as unconstitutional but illegal, null, void and of no effect. Nandlall said the PPP is also seeking a declaration that Justice Patterson is not qualified to be appointed in provision with Article 161-2 of the Constitution of Guyana.“We are seeking an order rescinding, revoking, and quashing the appointment of Justice Patterson as Chairman of GECOM and we are seeking an order removing him from office and seeking an order directing the President to choose a person from the 18 names submitted to him by Leader of the Opposition or for the court to make an appropriate order that it deems fit,” he added.According to Nandlall, the injunction was filed in the name of the Executive Secretary of the PPP and Member of Parliament (MP) Zulfikar Mustapha, who is an elected official that has legal authority. “We are waiting now on a date that would be assigned to the matter by the acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire. We should get that and serve it and an early date will be fixed,” he explained.Apart from that, the Opposition MP said he also plans to write the acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards requesting that the matter be heard expeditiously, while noting that the Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo will also make a similar request.Nandlall told Guyana Times that the matter has no facts that are in dispute. “There are only pure questions of law which are to be determined. So it should not take any long period of time to be determined. I mean of the legal questions being raised here, have already been answered by the Chief Justice ruling in the Marcel Gaskin matter that was before the courts.”Patterson, currently a legal advisor in the Legal Affairs Ministry, was sworn in a few hours after President Granger met briefly with the Opposition Leader last week. Granger said his decision to select a GECOM Chairman was done in accordance with Article 161 of the Constitution for the appointment of a GECOM Chairman.The Head of State said he informed Jagdeo during their meeting that he found that the third list of nominees submitted on August 25, 2017 was unacceptable within the meaning of the Constitution and that he had also paid careful attention to the ruling of the Chief Justice.Asked why he decided to hand pick 84-year-old Justice Patterson for this position, the President said it is because of his extensive experience as a former Chief Justice of Grenada. “He has long judicial service and we feel that he is a fit and proper person. So it’s important for the reason I mentioned, that we bring this to an end and continue with the business of Guyana,” he added.The decision has not gone down well with the political Opposition. During a press conference on Thursday last, Jagdeo announced that his party would be withdrawing its support from any form of cooperation with Government and would also mount a legal challenge to the appointment.In addition to expressing his intention to raise the matter with the diplomatic community, Jagdeo indicted that the PPP will be calling on its support base countrywide for the national boycott.Both civil society, the business community and trade unions have come out in strong opposition and have slammed the decision taken by President Granger. The Private Sector Commission has since condemned the decision as “dangerous” and a threat to democracy, while the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) claimed the decision could lead to a decline in the economy.last_img read more

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Tracker Flyers looking to extend winning streak

first_imgThe team has yet to play the Whitecourt Ford Mustangs this season and will be entering Sunday’s game riding a three game winning streak, having yet to lose in the month of Feb.The Tracker Flyers will enter the weekend bout as top team in the NAMHL’s North Black Division, with a record of 18-7-6 and 42 points. The team also has the most potent offence in the league, scoring a league leading 181 goals in just 31 games played.The Mustangs will enter the weekend sitting in third in the West Blue division, with a record of 12-11-7 with 31 points.- Advertisement -Sunday’s game in Dawson Creek will begin at 12 p.m. and is the team’s final regular season game. NAMHL playoffs will begin on Friday, Feb.17.last_img

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first_imgMIGRANT worker Rishi Mohiputlall was finally paid wages due to him for over a year by celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher today.The Letterkenny man paid up €1,400 after a public action outside his restaurant Salon des Saveurs on Aungier St. was postponed last Friday lunchtime.Mr Mohiputlall, from Mauritius, worked in Gallagher’s restaurant for a period in 2010, and had still not been paid. Following numerous attempts to retrieve his wages, including an official complaint to the Labour Relations Commission, Mr Mohiputlall decided to go public on the issue.Last Friday’s action was organised by the Restaurant and Catering Workers Forum, established by SIPTU and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), to support Mr Mohiputlall in trying to obtain his wages and to draw public attention to such practices in the restaurant industry.Reacting to the news that Mr Gallagher had transferred wages owed in full to the worker’s account, Mr Mohiputlall said: “I am very happy to finally have received the money I was owed, but I believe it shouldn’t be so difficult to simply get paid your wages. I was very grateful for the support of fellow workers in the Restaurant and Catering Workers Forum.“If workers stand together and support each other, it’s good for all of us and we can stop these types of abuses. These are tough times for low-paid workers and we need to take a stand together.” Ms Helen Lowry of MRCI told donegaldaily.com: “We are delighted for Rishi that he has finally been paid, however we believe that it should not take over a year of repeated attempts, a legal case at the LRC, and finally the threat of public denunciation to ensure that employers pay their staff their wages.“This is not an isolated incident – our experience shows that non-compliance in the restaurant industry continues to be a real problem, and must be addressed. This can be done by workers organising collectively for change, joining a trade union, and reporting abuses to the authorities.”According to Pat Ward of SIPTU: “This experience shows that, now more than ever, we must ensure protections remain in place for low-paid workers who need them most.“The Restaurant Association of Ireland, who has led recent attacks on workers’ wages and conditions, should spend more of its time trying to get restaurants to comply with existing labour law rather than cut workers’ wages.’ The Restaurant and Catering Workers Forum believes that a successful industry is possible while providing fair and decent conditions for workers.”CHEF CONRAD SHAMED INTO PAYING MIGRANT WORKER’S WAGES was last modified: July 5th, 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:Conrad GallagherMigrant RightsMRCIunpaid wageslast_img read more

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Five Kentucky coal miners killed in explosion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe governor said some of the dead miners had donned breathing devices after the explosion and tried to climb to safety. Federal investigators said four of the victims were found close together but could not confirm whether they had used breathing devices. The only survivor, Paul Ledford, was closer to the mine’s exit than his co-workers who were killed, Fletcher said. He was about 15 feet from the mine’s exit when he came across rescuers on their way in to search, officials said. Ledford was treated at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va., and released. Jeff Ledford said his brother suffered burns to his face and chest and has blisters. “He’s destroyed,” said Jeff Ledford, adding it was not clear how much his brother remembered about the explosion. “I’ve had to holler at him because he’s staring off to space.” HOLMES MILL, Ky. – An underground explosion in an eastern Kentucky coal mine killed five miners early Saturday, while a sixth miner walked away from the blast that sprayed an office building with rock and mud 100 yards outside the tunnel’s entrance, Gov. Ernie Fletcher said. The cause of the blast at the Darby Mine No. 1 in Harlan County was not immediately known. But Fletcher, who quickly flew to the scene, said preliminary evidence suggested methane may have leaked from a sealed-off portion of the mine, mixed with oxygen and then something caused it to ignite. It was the deadliest mining incident in Kentucky since 1989, when 10 miners died in a western Kentucky mine blast, state officials said. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said the five deaths Saturday raised the national death toll from coal mining accidents to 31 this year, with 10 of the deaths in Kentucky. The miners, who were part of a maintenance shift on duty when the blast occurred about 1 a.m. EDT, were found about 3,000 feet into the mine, said Ray McKinney, MSHA’s administrator for coal mine safety and health. The governor said he had contacted the families of the killed workers. “They want answers – how, why, what caused it – that will help them deal with it a little more,” Fletcher said. Relatives of the miners had gathered before dawn at the nearby Cloverfork Missionary Baptist Church to await word about their loved ones. State and federal mine officials informed the family members of the deaths, said Mike Blair, the church’s pastor. “There’s just a lot of heartbroken people,” he said. Authorities identified the victims as Amon Brock, 51, of Closplint; Jimmy D. Lee, 33, of Wallins Creek; Roy Middleton, 35, of Evarts; George William Petra, 49, of Kenvir; and Paris Thomas Jr., 53, also of Evarts. Coroner Philip Bianchi said autopsy results could be available as early as tonight. Mary Middleton said her husband had been working in the mines since he was 18. “He thought about coming out of the mines but we have two kids,” she said. “It was a job to make a living.” Denise Bean, stepdaughter of Brock, said he came from a family of miners. “Mining is all he’s ever done,” she said. “It was his life.” It was not clear how many workers were on duty when the blast occurred, but officials said no production was going on at the time. The underground mine, operated by Kentucky Darby LLC, is located about 250 miles southeast of Louisville in a mountainous area near the Virginia border. A man who answered the phone at a Kentucky Darby office declined to comment Saturday, saying the company was too busy. Later, a man identifying himself as a foreman also declined comment. Since Kentucky Darby took over as operator in May 2001, there had been 10 injuries and no deaths at the mine until Saturday’s explosion, according to statistics on MSHA’s Web site. The mine, which employed 34 people and averaged about 220,000 tons of coal per year, goes about 11,300 feet deep. MSHA had been in the process of doing a regular inspection of the mine. The last inspection performed at the Kentucky Darby mine was on April 28, Fletcher said. He said two safety violations were discovered: A battery charger was not properly ventilated and a high-voltage cable was not guarded. United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts urged state and federal mine officials to “redouble their inspection and enforcement activities, starting now.” “This tragedy only compounds what has already been a horrific year in America’s coal mines,” Roberts said in a statement. According to a 2004 report by the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, there were 608 coal mines in the state, including 296 underground mines.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man charged in connection with Letterkenny jewellery store robbery

first_imgThree men have appeared in court in connection with a series of raids including one in Letterkenny.The three appeared in connection with the recovery of €250,000 of stolen jewellery from a midlands shopping centre during Storm Emma. Costel Podaru, 27, and brothers Costel Rosloveanu, 27 and Catalin Rosloveanu, 31, all originally from Romania but with addresses at Ballaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois, appeared before Portlaoise District Court.The three men were each charged with two counts of possession of stolen property.The charges related to items stolen from a jewellers in the Golden Island Shopping Centre in Athlone between 1-3 March and a second jewellery shop in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, on 7 March.Letterkenny based Detective Garda Stephen McGonagle gave evidence in relation to two further charges against one of the defendants, Costel Rosloveanu.He said Mr Rosloveanu made no reply when charged with criminal damage at Letterkenny Shopping Centre and the burglary of a jewellers in the centre on the same date, 2 October 2017.Athlone based Detective Garda Jarlath Nohilly gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution in relation to the stolen property charges.He said none of the men had made any reply when charged with possession of stolen property.The three defendants did not make an application for bail and all three were granted legal aid.Judge Catherine Staines remanded all three defendants in custody to Cloverhill Prison. They are due to appear before Cloverhill District Court on 20 March.Man charged in connection with Letterkenny jewellery store robbery was last modified: March 18th, 2018 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:gangGardaijewelleryletterkennyrobberylast_img read more

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