Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, has spoken to Sky Sports microphones about football news. One of the topics that the interview has dealt with has been the sanction against Manchester City. The English team was sanctioned with two years without playing in Europe for skipping the financial Fair Play, and the president talked about the possibilities of that sanction being revoked.“I can’t comment on Manchester City, or any other case, for two reasons,” Ceferin explained. “One is because I don’t know anything about it and the second is that it is not correct for a president to comment on the case, that is treated by an independent body, “he said. But he has raised doubts about if UEFA will consider an extrajudicial agreement with the club. “I doubt it”He said, “But, I repeat, I don’t want to comment anything. I don’t want to comment. But I doubt it’s possible.” “We are not fighting anyone. We defend our position professionally. I don’t like to talk only about Manchester City. We punish five to ten clubs per season. It is a regular procedure. Let’s see, “the president explained.” As with other clubs, they are our asset, I respect them, “he said.” I don’t want to say ‘now we don’t like Manchester City.’ We like them, they are our club. But this process is something different, with which I do not interfere“Ceferin said.The UEFA president is also not sure if CAS will decide on the case before the start of next season. “Hard to say“said Ceferin.”From what I heard, it is a large file and I would have to ask our lawyers about the usual moment of the decision. It is really impossible to say. “Ceferin praised the comeback of the City at the Bernabéu in the round of 16 of the Champions League. “They played very well against Real Madrid“he said. On whether it would be” fair “for them to win the Champions League and refuse to play it next year, he said that whoever wins will be “good”. “Any club wins, I like it. It’s not a problem. I would like to see a fantastic final in Istanbul. That’s all that matters to me“he sentenced.
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The two will face off for the World Boxing Association welterweight belt on July 15 in Malaysia.The fight comes a year since the southpaw lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown in a shock points defeat to Australia’s Jeff Horn.In contrast, Matthysse won the vacant WBA belt after beating Thailand’s Teerachai Sithmorseng in January.“(Matthysse) is a very aggressive fighter. I am not worried about his style. My worry is I need to get 100 percent conditioned — the stamina, the power and the strength to survive the 12 rounds,” Pacquiao said.However, the challenger predicted on Thursday that his fans would see him on top form in Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT “A young Manny Pacquiao throwing a lot of punches, and more footwork, head movements, side by side (motions) — that’s my goal to achieve for this fight,” he said.Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator, previously rejected criticism that his recent losses have tarnished his record.On Thursday he hit the mitts with friend and compatriot Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez whom he chose to be his head coach for the fight over long-standing US trainer Freddie Roach.Roach expressed hurt last month after saying ties had been cut.“Buboy adapted the style of Freddie Roach and he knows what to do for this training so I am confident with Buboy,” Pacquiao said, refusing to compare the two trainers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “I am not saying it will be the last, but it will be the basis for (me) to think about (whether) to continue or not,” Pacquiao told AFP after training in Manila on Thursday.“So I am trying my best and doing our best in the training in this fight to show if I can still do it or not,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPacquiao has won world titles across an unprecedented eight different weight classes, but critics — including Matthysse, who is four years his junior — question his ability to box at the top of his game due to his age.The fighter, who won 38 of his first 47 professional fights by knockout, has not knocked out an opponent in nearly nine years. Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao (center L) poses for photographs with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse (center R) after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on April 20, 2018, ahead of their world welterweight boxing championship bout in July. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANPhilippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says the outcome of his July bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse will likely determine whether he will hang up his gloves after a storied career.After a one-year hiatus from the ring, the 39-year-old has started training two weeks earlier than usual to bring himself up to peak fighting condition.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Celtics hope to put road woes aside vs. Cavs in Cleveland Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Minister Kamara and others inspect the RIA expansion workThe Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Boima S. Kamara, along with other senior government officials of the ministry, on Wednesday, July 12 toured the ongoing major renovation of the Roberts International Airport (RIA).The renovation and expansion include extensive works on the runway and the erection of a new, modern terminal along with road stations, parking lots, sewage treatment system, electricity systems and other major key components at the airport.Minister Kamara, who spoke yesterday at the RIA after the tour, praised the courageous leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who he said braved the storm to ensure that the rebuilding of the airport becomes a reality.During the tour, the MFDP boss lauded the head of the China Harbor Company, the Sinohydro Construction Company, as well as the management of the Roberts International Airport headed by Mr. Wil Bako Freeman and staff, for the tremendous efforts and level of work done since the commencement of the project.Commending the “one team approach” being used, the Finance Minister said, “we want to say the horizon is bright and we now see a beam of hope. We shall all be well, God shall keep us to see this dream come true. We shall live it, experience it and be a part of it when the final completion work is done and be dedicated.”The project when completed will indeed be a major boost to Liberia’s economic development.A representative of the China Harbor Contractors indicated that more than 125 Liberians (four of them engineers trained at the Tubman University in Maryland County) were hired to join other contractors from China to work as a team in order to deliver the task given them by the Government of Liberia.The managing director of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA), Wil Bako Freeman, also said that there are too many things that need to be done to improve the airport facilities, “but right now, we are trying to focus on two—the runway and the terminal.”He said, “The reason we are trying to undertake these projects at the airport is to ensure that under my administration, RIA becomes one of the best and most modernized airports. Many of us travel every day and see other airports in different countries, we get quite embarrassed, especially when we think of our own back home—the RIA, that needs to be improved and standardized.”Meanwhile, the runway project is being financed by several international banks to the tune of US$60 million. They include the European Investment Bank, US$27 million; the Saudi Fund, US$20 million; the Arab Bank for Development in Africa, US$10 million; and the government of Liberia, US$3 million. The runway project will take four years to complete.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– as report shows disparities in revenue & expenditureWith the release of the Bank of Guyana (BoG) Quarterly Report and Statistical Bulletin, the National Insurance Scheme’s financial position raises several questions, as it has gone from a multimillion-dollar surplus to a multimillion deficit in just one year.According to the report, NIS’s overall balance reflected a surplus of $152 million at the end of March 2017. This good fortune has dramatically turned around, however, because at the end of March 2018, the entity was in the throes of a $296 million deficit.“This was reflective of increases in current and capital expenditures by 15.9 per cent and 38.5 per cent to $5.7 million and $2 million respectively, relative to the increase in revenues by 6.6 per cent to $5.4 million.”The report also notes that the Public Sector’s net credit position deteriorated by 66.5 per cent to $46.8 million – moving from $28.1 million at the end of 2017. The report blames this on worsening Central Government net credit standings. NIS was also cited in the report, when it comes to net deposits.“Net credit to the Central Government was higher by 27.1 per cent or $21.5 million to $101.1 million at the end of March 2018. The public enterprises and the other category of public sector, which includes local government and NIS, remained net depositors; increasing by 5.7 per cent and 5.5 per cent respectively at the end of March 2018,” the report adds.The NIS has been implementing a number of recent changes. Funeral grants were among some of the increases announced by the entity effective from January 01, 2018.The funeral grant was increased from $40,398 to $44,438; and as it relates to the increase in minimum payments for Old Age and Invalidity pensions, those provisions have been increased from $27,500 to $30,000 per month.The NIS had stated in an advertisement that all pensions that are above the minimum payable rate would be increased by two per cent.The monthly insurable earning ceiling has also increased from $220,000 to $240,000 per month, while the weekly insurable earning ceiling will be increased from $50,769 per week to $55,385 per week.The insurable earning ceiling is the upper limit on earnings that attract NIS contributions.In 2017, increases in insurable earning ceiling went from $200,000 to $220,000 per month, and from $46,154 to $50,769 per week.Additionally, the minimum insurable earning ceiling for self-employed persons contributing to the NIS has been increased from $62,400 to $68,750 per month.The minimum rate for old age and invalidity pensions has also been increased from $25,000 to $27,500 per month.
By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER The last meeting in a series of public forums on the master plan for Angel’s Gate Park will be held today at the Cultural Center. Organizations and individuals from the community will offer ideas on how the park should be used. Members of the master plan steering committee will then create a draft of the master plan by the end of the year, according to Juli Wolfgram, chair of the committee. “All the info has to be digested and considered in view of the park requirements, the city requirements, the Coastal Commission requirements, state historic requirements and the desires of the community,” Wolfgram said. The committee’s draft of the master plan will be presented at a public meeting in November. First to present at today’s meeting will be Jacob Gutierrez of the Tongva/Pipiimar Dolphin Nation. Gutierrez will propose a a gathering friendship circle, a place of meditation, to be just below the Korean Friendship Bell. John Funmaker, CEO of the Iron Circle Nation, is requesting that his group be able to continue using the park for ceremonies and retreats. He also suggests building a Native American Cultural Art Museum, which would include a gym and classrooms for art, basket weaving, dance and music. Creating a “multidisciplined martial dojo and art exhibit gallery” will be discussed by the Kaizan Foundation, a nonprofit that hosts a martial arts program at the Cultural Center. Barbara Dye of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will recommend a habitat restoration on some of the park’s slopes that have no other uses. Stephanie Rizzi from Hostelling International, which already has facilities at Angel’s Gate, will talk about its programs. Angel’s Gate Cultural Center’s executive director, Nathan Birnbaum, will discuss the center’s plans and its potential for growth. Lastly, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council members Doug Epperhart and June Burlingame Smith will present neighborhood community input on uses for Angel’s Gate Park. Following the meeting, visitors will be able to take a walking tour of the park and its facilities. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Paul McVeigh (No.9) opens his account as Letterkenny Rovers ran out comfortable winners over Derry City Reserves.Former Finn Harps and Institute FC striker Paul McVeigh netted a first-half double to send Letterkenny Rovers on their way to a comfortable win over Derry City reserves.McVeigh opened his account for Rovers last week against local rivals Swilly Rovers and has been in impressive form since signing for Eamon McConigley’s side at the end of January.McVeigh continued his fine run of form since joining the Leckview outfit with a first-half brace. He scored twice in just two minutes before half-time to stun the youthful Derry City side.Rovers added a third early in the second-half to ensure they took all three points and ran out comfortable winners in the end.They sit top of the table after today’s victory and look like strong contenders for the USL title.Tommy Bonner enjoyed another excellent afternoon for McConigley’s side and has proved another excellent signing since joining from Finn Harps in the off-season. SOCCER: MCVEIGH NETS BRACE TO FIRE LETTERKENNY ROVERS TOP OF THE ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE was last modified: March 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Letterkenny RoversNews SportPaul McVeighSocccerUSL
Four Masters GAA News:Lotto Result: There was no jackpot winner in Week 39 of the 2014/2015 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday April 13th.The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 16 and 17. The four consolation winners were Thomas McNulty, Townawilly; Marcus Meehan, Letterbarrow; Martin Gilespie, Driminin; and Larry Walsh, Doonan. Each will receive €25. Come Cook With Us Fundraiser: The Ladies and Bord an nOg are hosting a joint fundraiser on Friday 8th May in the Abbey Hotel, starting at 8:30pm. The fundraiser is a night of comedy and cooking with chef Joe Shannon and comedian Frank Forde hosting the evening, which has proven to be a big hit access Ireland with other clubs. All club members, parents, players, and locals are encouraged to attend the night, with tickets available from any underage coach/manager. Tickets cost €20 for the night, with all monies raised being reinvested in our teams. Topaz Cash for Clubs: the club has signed up for the Topaz Cash for Clubs competition, you get a stamp for every €40 or more you spend on fuel in Topaz. The club needs 300 stamps to be entered in the cash prize draws which total €200,000. Our club code is 10203, a completed stamp book can be given any senior club officer or contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905).Gluvs GAA Gloves: the TY mini company are currently selling GAA Gloves called Cluvs with our club crest and colours. If interested in purchasing a pair contact Tom O’Grady (0867358134).Social Media: The club has set up a new Flickr photo sharing page to share photos. The club can also be followed via Twitter, Facebook, TeamApp, ClubAppLive, Instagram and Youtube. Our website www.fourmastersgaa.com is currently getting updated after it was hacked last week, it be up and running again later this week.Training Times:Boys Football•U8 boys football – Thursday night (6pm to 7pm) in Tir Conaill.•U10’s on Wednesday (6:15pm to 7:30pm)•U12’s on Tuesday (5:30pm to 7pm) •U14’s on Monday (7pm to 8pm)•U16’s on Friday (5:30pm to 7pm) and U16/Minors on Monday (6:15pm to 7:15pm).Hurling•U8/U10’s on Friday (6pm to 7pm) and U12’s and above on Friday (7pm to 8pm) will return next week. Hurling contacts are Lorcan O’Toole (0871354564), U12s contact Fergal McAllister (0873445981) and U14/16 contact Mark Sweeney (0868107678). Camogie (Fridays)•U8s – Rosemary Myers 6-7pm•U10s – Breege O’Keeney 6-7pm•U12s – Laurence Doherty – 7-8pm•U14s – Michael Feeney 7-8pm• U16s/U18s – Laurence Doherty 8-9pm and Fridays 7-8pm on WednesdaysLadies Football•U12 girls football is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm and U10 girls football starting this Thursday from 5pm to 6pm in Tir Conaill, with the Senior Ladies on Thursdays from8pm.Senior Men’s•The Senior men’s teams are currently training on Wednesday (7:30pm) in the Rugby Club and Friday nights (9:30pm) in Tir Conaill.Managers should contact Paddy Muldoon to make pitch/training bookings.Minor Boys Football: the minors lost out to Aodh Ruadh last Wednesday in the minor shield semi final by three points.U16 Boys Football: The U16’s beat Kilcar 3-09 to 2-11 in a very close game in Towney last night. They are scheduled to play Aodh Rudah at home next week in their final league game.Senior Men’s Football: the senior and reserve men’s teams lost to Naomh Conaill on Saturday night in Tir Conaill Park. The seniors lost out 4-07 to 1-07 against a very clinical Noamh Conaill team and an inexperienced reserves team lost out 4-12 to 0-06. Both team play away to Dungloe this Sunday, throw ins at 1:30pm and 3pm. All support welcomed for the lads.Camogie: well done to the the U8, U10 and U12 camogie teams that took part in the Carndonagh blitz last Saturday. Thanks goes to Rosemary Myers, Bredge O’Kenney and co for their good work in promoting the game within the club.Ladies Football: Well done to the senior ladies team who got back to winning ways on Sunday against Buncrana in the league.Donegal GAA: Karl Lacey played for Donegal in their four point defeat to Cork on Sunday in Croke Park. Well done to Donegal minors who won again on Saturday 1-06 to 1-03 against Antrim in the Ulster League, they now play Down this Saturday in Ballybofey at 12 noon. Good luck to Dylan Kennedy who is part of the minor squad. Well done to Laurence Doherty who managed the Donegal minor C camogie title against Wicklow on Saturday. Club players Aine Gilespie, Rebecca Faulkner, Sophie Doherty, and Niamh Doherty were all part of the winning squad. Well done girls!Easter Camp: Thanks goes to all the coaches, volunteers, and helpers who helped out at last weeks three day Easter Camp. Photos from the camp can be see on our Facebook page. All parents will text out when their child’s top or t-shirt arrives into All Sports.Coaching Academy: the 2015 coaching academy for 4-7 year olds boys and girls will start back this Saturday (April 18th) from 11am to 12:30pm in Tir Conaill Park and will run every Saturday morning until late June and again in September and October. Registration will take place this Wednesday night (April 15th) from 6pm to 7pm in Tir Conaill. There will be a parents information evening on Thursday night (April 16th) from 7pm to 7:45pm in Tir Conaill, with all parents asked to attend. Registration for the academy costs seven euros for the year and €2 each Saturday. There will also be a weekly mini league for this group in the Summer which will take place on a weekday and consist of all games.Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill.Scoil an Linbh Iosa 5km: the parents association from Killymard are holding 5km run/walk this Sunday at 2pm, with registration costing €5 per person or €10 per family.Pieta House Darkness into Light: the upcoming race/walk will take place early on Saturday May 9th from the St John Bosco at 4:15am. All club members are encouraged to support this fantastic event.Well done: congratulations to clubman Jason Carr who won player of the year for Plymouth Raider University Basketball team last weekend. Jason has recently broken into the senior Plymouth team which plays in the BBL across England.Club Notes: any club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email email@example.com before Monday to ensure they are included.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U16’S DEFEAT KILCAR IN A CRACKING GAME IN TOWNEY was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:four mastersGAANoticesSport
The Donegal Courts system is to be further propelled into the 21st century with the installation of video links for giving evidence.The new system, which will be up and running at Letterkenny Circuit Court shortly, will enable prisoners to give evidence from Castlerea Prison in Roscommon.Currently prisoners have to be taken the 230 mile round trip accompanied by two prison officers for court appearances which can last only a matter of minutes. The new link will mean a saving to the tax-payer as well as valuable time for Gardai and Prison officers.The courthouse in Letterkenny is already equipped with flat screen television screens which will be able to display the video-link.At present the television are used when CCTV footage needs to be shown relating to criminal cases.EndsVIDEO LINK TO BE INSTALLED AT COURT was last modified: May 12th, 2011 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)
CAUGHT RED-HANDED: TWO Labour Party members have been identified as being behind a vitriolic campaign against Senator Jimmy Harte. The two are angry they weren’t given council seats, which were instead given to independents. Harte has refused to comment.DODGY DIESEL: CUSTOMS officers are warning that people who buy ‘significantly’ cheaper diesel at service stations that they may be filling up with dodgy laundered fuel which can wreck vehicle engines.10K IS OK: The North West 10K raised an incredible €65k this year. Save Our Sight and Donegal Mental Health Services were given cheques of more than €20k each while the rest was raised for other charities. BROKEN NOSE: A Letterkenny teenager was left with a broken nose after thugs ‘celebrating’ the end of exams battered him after a disco. Gardai are investigating.MAYOR McBRIDE: Carrigart Fine Gael councillor will be the next Mayor of Donegal, taking the chain of office from Cora Harvey. Cllr Barry O’Neill will be Deputy Mayor.SALT GUILTY: Newtowncunningham GP Dr Eamon Shea has called on the Department of Agriculture to investigate the ‘browning’ of plants in a recent storm. He says he thinks it may have been caused by seasalt.LENNON FESTIVAL: Ramelton is gearing up for the annual Lennon Festival. The programme of events is packed with family-friendly activites. MOTORHOME PARK: Burtonport could get a much-needed motorhome park as part of a massive re-development. The Boyle family in the town want it to be part of an overall plan which includes a new pier.TOP COLLAR: Convoy priest Father Joseph McGee has been appointed boss of his religious order. Father Joe is the new Provincial Superior of The Irish Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.BURNED OUT: Environment Minister Phil Hogan has ruled out cash for new fire stations in Ballyshannon, Bundoran and Glencolmcille. He blamed Fianna Fail, saying the party had left the country without the cash to build the stations.SUICIDE RISING: The suicide rate in Ireland has increased by nearly a quarter in three years, the ‘Road Ahead’ seminar in Buncrana has been told.DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: June 23rd, 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:Donegal news in brief
Members of the Garda Representative Association have voted to accept the terms agreed under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission.The Central Executive Committee of the GRA recommended such acceptance; the vote was recorded 84% ‘Yes’ against 16% ‘No’.GRA General Secretary PJ Stone said, “We remain living in uncertain times, and earlier this year our executive resoundingly rejected the original proposals put forward by government as Croke Park 2. “Our duty is to ensure our members are not subjected to further pay cuts or the erosion of pay for working unsocial hours – and the agreement worked through the LRC has maintained each member’s earnings in exchange for 30 extra hours work.” DONEGAL GARDAI VOTE TO WORK EXTRA 30 HOURS TO MAINTAIN WAGES was last modified: June 22nd, 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:DONEGAL GARDAI VOTE TO WORK EXTRA 30 HOURS TO MAINTAIN WAGES