AFE criticizes not being in the Viana Pact, but celebrates the union

first_imgThe Spanish Footballers Association also values ​​that both the Higher Sports Council, LaLiga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation value the health proposals made by this union to guarantee health in the return to competition and training, as well as the legal and labor considerations expressed to safeguard the labor rights of soccer workers.From the union we also want to remember the intense work that we have been maintaining for weeks with LaLiga to instrumentalize the creation of the economic fund for situations of special vulnerability of colleagues. A fund that, in the opinion of this union, should have as its main recipients the soccer players of Second B and Third Division, as well as the soccer players of First and Second Division, in vulnerable situations.The Association of Spanish Soccer Players has reinforced the channels of care and communication with its members, and shows its firm commitment that the return to the competition will only be carried out after the express authorization of the health authorities and with full guarantees to safeguard the health of the footballers.We understand that this CSD initiative is related to the proposals that as a union should be carried out in all sports, with many difficulties, as this Ministry is doing with the other branch of it which is that of culture. “ The Association of Spanish Soccer Players has issued an official statement on Monday in which he refers to the meeting held by the CSD, the Federation and LaLiga, the one known as the Pact of Viana. AFE criticizes that the union was not available for this summit but welcomes the fact that the institutions have left behind their differences.The full statement is this:“In relation to the CSD meeting held last Saturday and the agreement on the return to competition and the aid fund, the Association of Spanish Soccer Players wants to state that, Despite our surprise at not having been called to this meeting where soccer players are a fundamental part of this sport, AFE appreciates the principle of agreement reached. and that finally controversies and sterile fights between institutions that do nothing to benefit Spanish football in the current situation have been parked.AFE reiterates its firm commitment to collaborate with the rest of the institutions in the search for solutions to the current situation and its determination to defend all its members. The Association has held during the last weeks, more than a dozen meetings with the rest of sports organizations, with the captains and captains of the clubs of the different categories of Spanish football, and has started a round of contacts with different political groups, as well as health and pandemic specialists, for understanding that this issue affects the entire society. Likewise, we maintain frequent contacts with the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy through the National Institute for Safety and Health at Work, and with the Ministry of Health, about documents and texts submitted subject to interpretation by these administrations.last_img read more

Barça looks at ‘a new Iniesta’: Tonali

first_imgThey were the culés, who would put on the table 60 million euros plus the file of two youth squads whose value is around 5 million euros each (there is talk of a left back and a midfielder).Tonali likes several greats from Europe: PSG would be willing to offer even more (Leonardo has been following him for years), while in Italy Inter is the most interested team. Marotta would be aware of Barcelona’s offer, but has no intention of giving up, taking advantage of his great relationship with Cellino.In this sense, the Lautaro operation could favor the Nerazzurri: perceiving the 111 million of its clause (the Milanese do not think to accept less), they would have the economic strength to raise their offer to Brescia reaching 60 million. Barça want Sandro Tonali, the new ‘golden boy’ of Italian football. The ‘Corriere della Sera’ he has no doubts: the azulgrana have chosen the talent of Brescia as a replacement for Busquets and, potentially, as a “new Iniesta”.The 19-year-old midfielder has dazzled the Serie A stadiums in this course, and many have seen a very reasonable resemblance to Andrea Pirlo, and not only because of the almost identical mane. Tonali has style, technique, playing times and tactical intelligence that are very reminiscent of the ‘Maestro’, and for the Italian newspaper, Barça is in the front row to take over his services. Massimo Cellino, president of Brescia, stated that in February he received “a very important offer” without saying anything to the footballer, to give him “a big surprise in June”.last_img read more

GWI holiday promotion encourages timely payments

first_imgThe Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Friday launched its holiday Slash and Cash promotion that seeks to strengthen the partnership between the company and its customer base.The promotion, which will run from December 11-29, will see customers being given the chance to receive a one-month waiver on their water bill from GWI when they pay off the balance on their account of $15,000 or more.The waiver will be credited to the customer’s account after the billing cycle for the following month. Five five customers from each Regional Office will be randomly selected weekly, via a drawing which will be televised.Managing Director of GWI, Richard Van West-CharlesThe company is also giving back to disconnected customers who will be eligible to receive 50 percent off on their reconnection/replacement fee when they pay 50 percent or more on their outstanding balances.Additionally, customers who pay less than $15,000 to clear their bill will get a chance to win a fabulous prize from GWI. Five customers from each Regional Office will be randomly selected weekly.Five lucky Pensioners who will be randomly selected from each of GWI’s Regional Offices will receive a hamper during the period of the promotion.Speaking at the launch, Managing Director Dr Richard Van West-Charles said that though the promotion is part of the corporation’s responsibility to give back to the community, it also seeks to address consumers who are delinquent in making timely paymentsHe explained that this will turn, “permit us (GWI) to do more because there are many other areas where many of our citizens do not have access to water and water of good quality.”“The hinterland regions have many communities that are taking water from creeks, streams and rivers whose quality of water is not assured, which is an area that we are working very hard to ensure, that the inequities which exist between the coast and the hinterland regions are removed and in this vain, water is one of those,” the Managing Director is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Dr Charles reiterated that without disciplined payment methods, development within the sector would stagnate, hence the need for customers to pay their bills in a timely manner to ensure that others will receive same quality of service.In addressing the issue of limited access points for payment, Charles announced that customers will soon benefit from an app that will allow them to make payments and view their accounts online. The app created by the utility company is slated to be launched in two weeks.“The app will allow the customers to check their balances and we (GWI) are now in talks with Mobile money Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) to see how we can connect with them to make it easier for you (public) to pay your bills. instead of going to our offices or bill express among others to pay,” the Managing Director explainedlast_img read more

Province and First Nation to share mine revenue

first_imgThe B.C. government has signed an agreement to share the mineral tax revenue from the Mt. Milligan mine with the McLeod Lake Indian Band.The agreement, signed Wednesday, allows both parties to directly benefit from the development of an environmentally responsible mining project, says B.C. Minister of State for Mining, Randy Hawes. He adds that the government wants to work with other First Nations groups on further mining projects.- Advertisement -The Economic and Community Development Agreement allows First Nations groups to benefit both socially and economically from mining projects on their lands.Negotiations for this type of revenue-sharing arrangement were started by the Province in October 2008 when discussing new mining projects.last_img read more


first_imgHARRY Styles says One Direction are “very sorry” for cancelling a gig at the last minute in Belfast last night leaving scores of Donegal fans devastated.But the band’s two other shows in the city will go ahead as planned.Fans were already inside the city’s SSE Arena when the show was pulled at 9pmafter singer Liam Payne fell ill. That show has been rescheduled for this Friday.Styles told BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans that Payne was “just very very ill”.“It happened so late because we were trying to get on and then it was just impossible,” he said.“We very, very much apologise to everyone.” Disappointed fans booed as staff instructed them to leave the venue and one witness said “hundreds” of girls and women had been left weeping.Concert promoter Aiken PR said: “The show tonight has been cancelled as Liam has taken ill, and whilst not serious, he is unable to perform tonight.”It was the first time in the band’s five-year career that they had been forced to cancel a show.Previously, members had filled in for each other when illness struck.“To be honest, we feel kind of lucky that we’ve got to this point and never cancelled one,” said Styles. “So obviously, we’re all very disappointed and very, very much apologise to everyone who was there.”ONE DIRECTION GIGS TO GO AHEAD, SAYS BAND was last modified: October 21st, 2015 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:BelfastdonegalgigsOne Directionlast_img read more

96-year-old most senior at city’s Senior Games

first_imgBURBANK – When Florence Munson sits down to play bridge this week at the 12th annual Burbank Senior Games, she’ll bring with her more life – and possibly bridge – experience than any of her 27 competitors. At 96, Munson is the oldest of the 300 participants in this year’s event, and she’s been playing bridge since before the stock market crashed in 1929. “To play with her is a challenge. She knows exactly what she’s doing,” said Ruth Grayne, 79, a former bookkeeper from North Hollywood and one of the three organizers of the bridge event. “She’s a gambler. She knows how to play the game.” But Munson is humble and deflects the limelight. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“We’re playing for pure fun,” said Munson, who’s learned how to hold firm to her 13-card hand while being careful not to inflame her arthritic fingers. “I love it. I get out. I love people who play bridge.” The games, which include bowling, cribbage, a fun walk, golf, horseshoes, pool and softball, begin Monday and end Saturday. Munson became the oldest contestant – who actually put an age down on the entry form – after 101-year-old Theodore Muller, a longtime bowler, had to back out. “I broke my hip,” said Muller, a retired gardener, from his Sun Valley home, where he was recovering with the aid of a caretaker. “Maybe I can start up again in September. You have to get your balance.” He wished Munson luck. “That’s pretty nice,” he said when told she was the oldest member of the senior games this year. “Keeps her mind going. You’re lucky if you get that old.” The senior games have been held for the past 15 years, and organizer Gayle Migden is impressed by the large number of seniors, some in their 80s and 90s and all over 55, who participate. She’s especially pleased to see Munson in top form. “It’s remarkable,” Migden said. “She’s a wonderful, nice, nice lady.” Munson is a Long Beach native whose mother was a homemaker and whose father worked in the Navy shipyards in Wilmington during World War I. During the early 1920s, her family moved to the Crescenta Valley. She was in the first class of students at what was then known as Glendale Junior College before going on to the University of California, Los Angeles, then dropping out in her senior year and getting married. Early on, she had dreams of becoming a chemist. She was good at math and science. She was married once, for 20 years, before getting divorced. She bore two sons, one who died in the 1970s and one who is a businessman in Massachusetts. Munson, a retired Burbank school day-care instructor, has had a passion for cards since she first saw a pick-up game during her stint at Glendale Junior College in 1927. Over the years, she developed a keen sense of strategy and a great poker face, relying on her sharp wit and memory to defeat her competitors. As for the Senior Games, she said she hopes for the best. “I’ve always enjoyed cards,” she said. “It’s luck, luck. Luck and skill.” (818) 546-3306160Want 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

These stats show just how incredible Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is

first_img204 – Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s all-time leading goalscorer with 204 goals; 27 more than any other player for the club. Legend.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 21, 2018The striker achieved the feat as leading Manchester City goalscorer in November 2017 and he’s kicked on since. Is Aguero the club’s greatest ever player? Manchester City fans far and wide would have rejoiced at the news that Sergio Aguero has agreed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2021.If he sees out the deal this means he will have been at the club for ten years, so we had a look at the incredible numbers behind his excellent career at the club just to appreciate how good he really is. Sergio Aguero: Since joining Manchester City in 2011, @aguerosergiokun has had a direct hand in more Premier League goals (183 — 146 goals, 37 assists) than any other playerFor more player stats —— (@WhoScored) September 21, 2018This stat speaks for itself. 146 goals and 37 assists in seven and a bit seasons at Manchester City.Not only is he a club legend, he is a Premier League legend. 36 – Since the start of his first season at Manchester City, Sergio Aguero has scored 36 more goals than any other player in the @premierleague (146 goals); with Harry Kane (110) scoring the next most. Exceptional.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 21, 2018This is Aguero’s eighth season at Manchester City so 146 goals for City is a decent return when you also consider the Argentine has had 13 injuries as a City player.They have not been big injuries but they will have disrupted his campaigns. Harry Kane is second on that list with 110 and it remains to be seen whether he will do it as quickly as Aguero. 9 – Sergio Aguero shares the record for the most hat-tricks for a single club in the @premierleague (9 for Manchester City) – level with Alan Shearer at Blackburn Rovers (also 9). Treble.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 21, 2018If you’re sharing a goalscoring record with the great Alan Shearer then you’re doing well!And with three years left on his contract at City, there’s every chance Aguero will get the most hat-tricks for a single Premier League club.last_img read more


first_imgEVERYBODY CHASES NOEL IN EVERBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMYHERE’S the legendary Noel Sweeney as you’ve never seen him before – getting chased by hundreds of Donegal-mad GAA girls for a new video supporting the county team!The Swilly Drive boss was filming scenes for the video for the song ‘Everybody Plays For Jimmy’ at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny.The Ladies GAA U-12 development squad was there having a blitz – and were soon recruited as extras! Orgaanisers are asking anybody interested in taking part in the ‘Everybody plays for Jimmy’ Donegal song and YouTube video to be released this coming week to submit photographs or short (5-15seconds) dvd/video footage of ALL THINGS DONEGAL by Monday morning (4th Sep) 11am, to B Carr, at will then be short listing the happier, snappier more colourful shots/vids for inclusion in the final edit, sung by local artists including Noel of course, Trevor Loughrey, (and starring Alma Kavanagh as ‘Granny’ amongst other future screen stars!) to be broadcast mid-week under the title ‘Everybody plays for Jimmy – Up Donegal!’What they are looking for…..Choruses: Video compilations of children/gangs/groups miming the words in specific locations, such as schools, pitches, shops, streets, beach, wherever to be mixed with photographs of supporters dressed in donegal colours etc. Verse 1:Pub photographs and videos (adults) in green and goldVerse 2:Grandmothers, bingo-ladies, dinner-ladies, shoppers, more grandmothers! (in green and gold)Verse 3: Kids kids and more kids, families, football pitches, sports groups (gymnasts, footballers, cyclists etc) in green and gold.Get going for Donegal!NOEL GETS READY FOR THE SCENE!THE EXTRAS FOR THE VIDEO SHOOT FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTYNOEL GETS CHASED IN NEW ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ ALL-IRELAND VIDEO was last modified: September 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NOEL GETS CHASED IN NEW ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ ALL-IRELAND VIDEOlast_img read more


first_imgA draft report reviewing Wind Energy Guidelines is expected before the end of the year, Cllr. Terence Slowey has revealed.The Department of the Environment said that the previous guidelines from 2006 are outdated because of evolutionary issues.The issue of windfarms has divided communities across Donegal. Cllr. Slowey told members of the Planning and Economic Development Strategic Policy Committee during the week that the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will also produce a report on wind turbines. The report will specify three areas: noise, proximity and shadow flicker.The Director of Planning for Donegal County Council said that the council is carrying out a Landscape Character Assessment, a Seascape Assessment and a Historical Landscape Assessment of the County.Cllr. Slowey said that the Wind Energy Guidelines report and the Planning Assessments will be considered by the 29 elected members under their review of the Wind Energy County Development Plan.NEW WIND ENERGY GUIDELINES ON THE WAY – CLLR. SLOWEY was last modified: September 16th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Cllr Terence SloweyPlanning and Economic Development Strategic Policy CommitteeWind energylast_img read more


first_imgMORE than 1,000 republicans came out to remember Ireland’s patriot dead at the annual Drumboe Commemoration in Stranorlar.The huge parade was led by a colour party in Cumann na mBan style uniforms to mark the centenary of the foundation of the republican women’s organisation.Sinn Féin’s candidate for the European election Cllr Matt Carthy, the main speaker at the event, told the crowd that Sinn Féin is about realising the vision of 1916 and making the noble ideals contained in the Proclamation a reality for Irish people. Cllr Carthy said: “We want a society and an economy run democratically in the interests of all our citizens. We seek to undo what James Connolly predicted would be the ‘carnival of reaction’ initiated by Partition. Like Connolly, we wish to see the ‘reconquest of Ireland by the people of Ireland’. In other words we want a real republic where the citizens and not vested interests — whether in politics, banking, the institutions of state, foreign governments or the EU — are in control.“We believe, like the Proclamation stated that the ‘wealth of Ireland belongs to the people of Ireland’ and that our natural resources should be exploited in the interests of Irish citizens not transnational corporations.“Our vision is of a New Republic for the 21st century, which – like the Proclamation of 1916 – guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities for all citizens; cherishes all the children of the nation equally and is anti-sectarian.“This means equal rights for those in same sex relationships, ethnic minorities and those of all creeds and none. Irish people have faced a considerable period of economic hardship. Hundreds of thousands are unemployed. Many more are struggling to survive. Highly educated, intelligent young people are leaving the country as emigration continues to be used by the Irish Government as a safety valve.” He said that in the Six Counties, the British Conservative party policy threatens to destroy the economy through the imposition of a savage cut to public funding.“Meanwhile the Fine Gael/Labour Government have broken virtually all their election promises and imposed a brutal austerity agenda which is hurting hard working families, while the wealthiest sections of society are protected. Irish citizens have been forced to witness the spectacle of an Irish government acting as a mere agent for the EU and IMF in Ireland,” said Carthy.“In the Dáil Sinn Féin has put forward realistic alternative policies that are all about fairness.“Our focus on job creation, stimulating the economy, fair taxes, and debt restructuring is about protecting public services and those on low and middle incomes.“If you, like me, believe that the answer lies in a strengthened Sinn Féin mandate then I am asking you to make sure that May’s elections prove to be another watershed for the republican struggle. “Sinn Féin is not interested in winning seats for the sake of it. We seek political office only in order to bring about change in our country and in the lives of citizens.“Elections are simply a moment in time; but sometimes they can be pivotal moments. I think that we are on the cusp of one of those pivotal moments. Let us seize it – let’s build on it – and let us take power on this island for the ordinary men and women who have been abandoned by other political parties.“Most importantly let us commit ourselves to never abusing or corrupting that power like others have done.”He added: “Let us go from here today even more determined than ever to build the republic.” CARTHY LEADS DRUMBOE MARTYRS COMMEMORATION was last modified: April 21st, 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:commemorationdrumboe martyrslast_img read more

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