Alvarez outpowers Cotto for middleweight title

first_img READY TO RUMBLE “With all due respect, if he wants to fight right now, I’ll put the gloves on and fight him,” Alvarez said. Alvarez won by scores of 117-11, 119-109, and 118-110. The Associated Press had him ahead 116-112. Alvarez, whose only loss came to Floyd Mayweather Jr., set the tone early, winging big left hooks in the first round that Cotto largely avoided. As the fight went on, though, he began landing more of his punches as he patiently stalked Cotto around the ring. Cotto boxed well at times and landed flurries of punches, but his didn’t seem to have nearly the same power as those thrown by Alvarez. In the final rounds, Alvarez caught Cotto with a series of punches that seemed to shake him, though he was never down and never appeared in real trouble. “It’s an emotion I can’t put into words,” Alvarez said. “I’m very happy and much respect to Miguel Cotto. I will always respect him, and he’s a great champion, but now it’s my era.” Cotto expressed disappointment in the judges’ decision but left the ring before speaking. “We thought it was much closer than the scorecards showed,” said Cotto’s trainer, Freddie Roach. “It was a competitive fight.” Alvarez went into Cotto’s locker room after the fight, saying “I admire you” to the fighter he just beat. Alvarez was a 3-1 favourite coming into the bout, largely because he is 10 years younger than Cotto and a bigger puncher. The ages didn’t seem to make a difference, but the ringside judges were surely influenced by the harder punches that the red-headed Alvarez landed. Cotto was credited with throwing 629 punches to 484 for Alvarez, but Alvarez landed 155 to 129 for Cotto. Cotto had vowed to pull the upset by using his boxing skills, and at times he was quite effective. But by the third round, Alvarez was landing some of the big punches he was winging at Cotto. Cotto, who earned $15 million, fell to 40-5, while Alvarez improved to 46-1-1. LAS VEGAS (AP): Canelo Alvarez made a case for himself as boxing’s next star Saturday night, landing the bigger punches to take a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto and win a piece of the middleweight title. Alvarez took the fight to Cotto from the opening bell, winning rounds with big right hands and uppercuts. Cotto tried to box and had his moments, but Alvarez was clearly ahead as the crowd stood on its feet as both fighters traded punches in the final rounds. Alvarez won the WBC version of the title that Cotto vacated days earlier for not paying sanctioning fees. His win set up a possible megafight with Gennady Golovkin, the middleweight champion who was watching at ringside.last_img read more

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Mass Protest Planned

first_imgThe Daily Observer has reliably learned of massive preparations underway that will involve tens of thousands of Liberians for a peaceful nation-wide demonstration.According to the organizers of the march, the protestors will peacefully assemble on or before March 6, 2014 to register their opposition to the recent legislation passed by the Legislature prohibiting the board of governors of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) from contesting any political seat for three consecutive years after the expiration of their tenures.The controversial legislation amends the 1999 Act of the CBL, which already prohibits the governor, his deputies, and board of governors from contesting political seats while serving their tenures. The lawmakers were said to believe that banning the board of governors of the CBL for three consecutive years after their tenures have expired, will help depoliticize the CBL. The heavily criticized legislation also gives lawmakers exclusive powers to determine whether or not an offense has been committed by the executive governor or a member of the board of governors of the CBL and “to take necessary action of impeachment in keeping with relevant provisions of the Constitution.” According to the 1999 Financial Institution Act, “a member of the board of governors can be removed from office upon a bill of impeachment by the House of Representatives upon a finding by a majority of the board of governors and the recommendation of the President for gross breach of duty; misconduct of office; conviction of a felony and being declared bankrupt.” Part II (4) (1) of the 1999 Act which gave the CBL the power to issue legal tender and banknotes and coins was also amended  to say that the CBL shall “supply” legal tender and banknotes and coins. The planners of the march have denounced the bill and vowed to resist it.Organizers of the march are contending that by giving itself these powers, the legislature is scraping the CBL of its legal and international best practice mandate as a central bank. They disclosed that the march will take place on or before March 6, 2014 and will be held at the Capitol Building and the Foreign Ministry. “We are going to tell President Sirleaf not to sign that unconstitutional bill into law,” said one organizer.Functions of a central bankAccording to international best practice, a central bank (reserve bank) or monetary authority is an institution that manages a state’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. Central banks also usually oversee the commercial banking system of their respective countries and are institutionally designed to be independent from political interference, with limited control by the executive and legislative bodies.  In contrast to a commercial bank, a central bank possesses a monopoly on increasing the amount of money in the nation, and usually prints the national currency, which usually serves as the nation’s legal tender.Lawmakers’ argument  Members of the legislature are, however, contending that they have the constitutional authority to print and issue the national currency even though they (legislators) “mistakenly” delegated that authority to the CBL back in 1999.LINSU, Others Condemn BillThe Liberia National Student Union (LINSU) was the first to condemn the legislation. In a widely publicized statement issue last week, LINSU described the law as “a bad law gear towards fostering disunity and witch hunting.” LINSU’s president Varney Jarsey and secretary general Benedict Williams vowed to fight the law to death. The presidents of various universities’ student unions including the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU), AME Zion University Student Union (AMEZUSU), United Methodist University Student Union (UMUSU), Cuttington University Student Union (CUSU), Smythe and Tubman University (TU) have also jointly affixed their signatures to a strong press statement condemning the Bill. The Citizens Solidarity Council has also condemned the Bill and threatened legal action against the Legislature. Also condemning the Bill is renowned Liberian constitutional lawyer and former Labor Minister, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, who has argued that the bill violates Article 11 of the Liberian Constitution. Hundreds of callers on various phone-in talk shows have also condemned the Bill and called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to veto it in the name of peace and good governance.Some Lawmakers’ Condemnation of the BillSome lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also declared their opposition to the law seeking to bar Liberians from contesting for political offices after the expiration of their tenures with the CBL.Montserrado County Representative Thomas Fallah of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) wondered whether supporters of the Bill took into consideration the constitutional rights of those affected by such a law.Rep. Fallah frowned at the haste with which the Lower House concurred with the Bill, which emanated from the Senate, without sending it to the Committee room for advice to the plenary. Another CDC lawmaker who voted against the Bill in the Lower House, Julius Berrien, described the law as bad and unconstitutional. Our Capitol Hill sources hinted to our reporter during the week that House Speaker Jenekai Alex Tyler of the ruling Unity Party (UP) requested plenary to suspend the House’s Standing Rules before voting on the Bill to allow all motions for reconsideration to be tried on the floor on the same day. “This is because he realized that most of the lawmakers were in favor of passing the Bill,” said this source on condition of anonymity.Why was the Bill Passed?Our sources declared that the CBL Act was amended in order to “clip the wings” of Executive Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones, whom the lawmakers perceived as gaining political capital in the country. The CBL boss has gained strong popularity across Liberia for his “inclusive economic” policy under which the CBL is providing economic stimuli to key sectors of the economy through bank and non-bank financial institutions.With the high poverty level in Liberia especially in rural parts, many Liberians, mainly businesses—both small and large—consider Governor Jones as one who understands their plight and that of the Liberian economy. This paper has been told that politicians on Capitol Hill, who are eyeing the presidency come 2017, see Governor Jones as their greatest threat should he decide to contest. The CBL boss’ second and final tenure as Executive Governor of the CBL is expected to end in 2016.President Sirleaf’s DilemmaPolitical analysts believe that the passage of the controversial Amended CBL Act by the legislature puts President Sirleaf in a critical political position. Executive Mansion sources hinted to our reporter over the weekend that the President is disturbed by the decision of the Legislature to enact a law that directly contravenes international best practice. These sources, however, noted that the President is weighing in on the issue of the US$73 million district development bill recently submitted by House Speaker Alex Tyler.The bill, which seeks to set aside US$73 million exclusively for district development across the country, lacks basic elements of financial management. Citing failure of the County Development Fund, these sources noted that the President seems unprepared to approve the US$73 million bill due to accountability issues. Though these sources didn’t say whether the President will sign the amended CBL Act to appease the Legislature, they told our reporter that doing so would put her credibility on the line. They also told our reporter that President Sirleaf is keenly watching the political interplay on Capitol Hill following rumors that Vice President Joseph Boakai and House Speaker Alex Tyler, all of the ruling UP, are considering contesting the 2017 presidential and general elections. Internal wrangling within the governing UP has been fueled by a power- struggle over who should replace President Sirleaf as standard bearer. The big question is: will President Sirleaf risk what political capital and credibility she has left and sign a law that violates the Constitution and ruins the CBL, to appease lawmakers on Capitol Hill?   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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Liberia’s FOI, FOE Downward Trend

first_imgThe Center for Media Studies and Peace-building, (CEMESP) has noted with dismay for what it observed as the progressive slide in Liberia’s Freedom of Information (FOI) and Freedom of Expression (FOE) as a troubling development for civil liberties.In the face of recent political disturbances expressed in running battles between the police and protesters, firing statements, threats and arrests involving government and opposition operatives, CEMESP’s Executive Director, Malcolm Joseph, says the trend does not augur well for the consolidation of the fragile peace at this time when United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) peacekeepers are working on a final drawdown plan.Mr. Joseph has meanwhile raised the caution that there is a connection between building a democracy on the foundation of openness, accountability and free speech, and the maximization of growth and development that sustains peace.In a release, CEMESP said it is therefore imploring all and sundry to deplore the confrontational posturing and return to basics – respecting democratic ethos that stress conscionable adherence to freedom of information and expression.“We note with disgust the flaring of misguided speech to foment chaos, much as we are calling on government to deliver on responsibilities that ensure institutional and individual obligations to disclose information as required by law, promote media pending reforms that ensure equal access and voice to all,” the release issued yesterday said.CEMESP said it is also concerned that the current mood of agitation and reactionary posturing from government, opposition political parties and self-styled human rights activists, can only be self-serving for which reason moderation must be exercised by all involved.“Those who are predisposed to building capital on the woes of the Liberian people, be they politicians in and out of government must have a rethink and see the futility of the effort,” Mr. Joseph pointed out. CEMESP has therefore decided to henceforth embark on empirical stocktaking and publish a scorecard on FOI and speech as an exercise in naming and shaming anti-democratic forces bent on derailing the hard won peace.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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Boys’ basketball: Simi Valley press frustrates Crespi

first_imgJoseph Fauria was visibly frustrated midway through the first quarter of Friday’s first-round Southern Section playoff game, and the Crespi High of Encino junior wasn’t shy about letting everyone in attendance know. The most clear example came when he ripped a two-inch gash on the collar of his jersey during a break in the action. Tyler Ostrovsky nailed a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to give Simi Valley a 44-31 lead at the break and plenty of momentum. “We wanted to make it a fast paced game,” Jackson said. “We didn’t think they could keep up with us.” Crespi (16-12) showed some resiliency in the second half and cut the deficit to 53-45 after a Matt Gray jumper with 2:01 remaining in the third quarter. Good defense turned into better offense and easy baskets on the other end for Simi Valley, which closed out the third quarter with a 10-0 spurt – highlighted by another Ostrovsky 3-pointer – to extend the lead back to 18 points before the start of the fourth quarter. “We brought our A game,” said Jackson, who was 15 of 17 from the free-throw line and finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and five steals. “We leaned on Lorne tonight, but our defense was key,” Aurand said. Teammate Michael Meza had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Fauria settled down in the second half and scored 15 of his 21 points. Teammate Jerramy King added 17 points. sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Truth be told, he had every reason to be completely disturbed. Simi Valley used a frenetic, and oftentimes relentless, baseline-to-baseline press throughout the Div. I-AA game, and the host Celts never figured out a way to solve the problem en route to an 82-66 loss at home in front of a packed gym. center_img “We wanted to come out and dictate the pace and we did a good job of it from start to finish,” Simi Valley coach Christian Aurand said. “Give Crespi credit, they’re a good team, but we kept pounding on them and they got tired.” Things don’t get any easier for the Pioneers (21-6), who advance to Tuesday’s second round against second-seeded Artesia of Lakewood (24-2). Simi Valley jumped out to a 7-0 lead minutes into the game and closed out the first quarter with stifling defense and an 8-0 run – capped by a Spencer Feist layup – to take a 19-12 advantage. Lorne Jackson took over from there. The junior point guard scored 11 of his 15 first half points in the second quarter as the Pioneers led by as many as 14 with 2:38 before intermission. last_img read more

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Def Leppard coming to Dawson Creek and Encana Events Centre

first_imgTickets will be available for purchase on Friday, December 12 at 10 a.m. MST.  Tickets are priced at $119.50 and $79.50 plus applicable fees.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca or www.livenation.com by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers.With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard–Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.DEF LEPPARD CANADIAN TOUR 2015April 15 South Okanagan Event Centre Penticton, BCApril 17 Save On Foods Memorial Centre Victoria, BCApril 18 Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver, BCApril 20 Encana Events Centre Dawson Creek, BCApril 22 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, ABApril 23 Rexall Place Edmonton, ABApril 25 Enmax Centre Lethbridge, ABApril 26 Brandt Centre Regina, SKApril 28 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, SKApril 29 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MBMay 2 Bell Centre Montreal, QC*May 4 The Arena at TD Place Ottawa, ON**May 5 Budweiser Gardens London, ON- Advertisement -*On sale Saturday, December 13 at 12pm-noon.**On sale Friday, December 12 at 12pm-noon.last_img read more

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Lavatsa reveals why he joined Tusker FC

first_img0Shares0000Edwin Lavatsa was among 10 new players unveiled by Tusker FC on Tuesday at the club’s Ruraka training Ground.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 – Lanky forward Edwin Lavatsa has revealed that lack of call-up to the national football team Harambee Stars motivated him to sign for 11-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC from Bandari.Lavatsa, 25, was a regular call-up to Harambee Stars during the Adel Amrouche era in 2013-14, but he did not find favor under Bobby Williamson tenure when he turned out for Algeria’s MC Alger before returning to Kenya to play for Mathare United in 2015. However, despite having unsuccessful season with Bandari FC in the past two seasons, Lavatsa is confident he will rediscover back his fine form with Tusker FC and hope he captures the attention of Head Coach Paul Put.“At Bandari my aim was to play in the national team and staying there according to the position they finished you cannot get a place in the national team and that’s why I decided to join Tusker. The club (Tusker) is a big club because it’s a team that is fighting to win the Kenyan Premier League so it’s easier as a player to earn a national teal call-up and develop further,” Lavatsa, who is one of the new 10 players unveiled by Tusker, said.Edwin Lavatsa in action during their friendly match against Uganda’s KCCA. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWith Put having already assembled his local team that won the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, Lavatsa has an uphill task of proving himself to fight for space with the likes of youngster Vincent Oburu from AFC Leopards, Kariobangi Sharks’ Ovella Ochieng and Masoud Juma who recently joined South African top tier side Cape Town City.Lavatsa earned his first call-up to the national team during the 2012 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup where he scored his debut goal against Uganda to help Harambee Stars then under the tutelage of James Nandwa come from behind to hold the Cranes 1-1.Former Gor Mahia forward Timothy Otieno and attacking midfielder Amos Asembeka from Sony Sugar are among the new players joining Lavatsa in the team and the player says it has not been difficult gelling with the new members.Tusker FC unveiled 10 new signings for the 2018 KP season.“As players our work is on the field and whoever you get  in the team you try and understand them especially in training and the way you play in friendlies but the most important thing is the system that the coach uses,” Lavatsa, who won the Kenyan Premier League, FKF Cup, Super Cup and Top 8 while at Gor said.He added, “Team work is very important as a player you must have self confidence and the rest will follow. I bring experience in the team to help Tusker win the Kenyan Premier League as well as provide assists and score goals,” Lavatsa who has set a target of notching 15 goals this season stated.Tusker Head Coach Sam Timbe who is also new in the team says their 1-0 loss to Uganda’s KCCA in friendly was an eye opener to see their weakness before the 2018 KPL campaign.Tusker FC Head Coach Sam Timbe.“It’s a big responsibility that they have given me. I will do my best to see that I lift the team to its respectable place so that we give chance to our players to earn a living and to use this market so that they are seen by other clubs,” Timbe who guided Sofapaka to the 2014 GOtv Shield title vowed.“I am building a team. I have new players and they need to be taught to be better players who can compete in the bigger clubs. I will work with them to see that we deliver. I will prepare the players to defend Tusker as a brand and have top quality.”Tusker begin their 2018 Kenyan Premier League campaign with a tricky trip away to Chemelil Sugar.New Tusker Players:Apollo Otieno (Chemelil Sugar), Timothy Otieno (GorMahia), Peter Nzuki (Nakumatt), Edwin Lavatsa (Bandari), Bonventure Khasabuli (Muhoroni Youth), Mathew Tayo Odongo (Kariobangi Sharks), Lawrence Kasadha (KCCA), Robert Achema (Western Stima), Amos Asembeka (Sony Sugar) and Erick Ambunya (KakamegaHomeboyz),  Vincent Omumbo recalled back to the team after being on loan at Western Stima).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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School shows the real side of `CSI’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Starting Monday, Lertyaovarit, a former emergency medical technician, will begin working in the blood-alcohol unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s forensic lab. “I’ve always liked science,” he said. “It’s a way you can help the community without actually physically being a police officer.” His only regret, he said, is that he wasn’t able to spend more time in the state-of-the-art criminal laboratory and education center, which was formally dedicated in May and is where students and sheriff’s investigators toil to find answers to murder, rape and molestation cases, to name just a few. The building is home to those seeking master’s degrees in both criminalistics and criminal justice. The latter is the “social” side of criminal studies, explained Joe Peterson, director of Cal State L.A.’s School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics. But both fields are key to solving crimes, he said. “Forensic science serves the legal system,” he explained. “It is the process in which proper utilization of forensic evidence” is conducted. “It is important that the two fields are integrated.” Peterson admits to being a little frustrated with television shows like CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” which have “glamorized” or given a “science-fiction treatment” to scientific evidence for “maximum media effect,” he said. Fortunately, though, the faculty members at the brand-new center are professionals at bringing students back to the realities of forensic science. The center, which also serves as the sheriff’s and the Los Angeles Police Department’s crime laboratory for the Los Angeles region, is chock-full of classrooms and teaching laboratories – as well as opportunities for research and student internship, employment networks and public education programs, according to a university fact sheet. Peterson said the school provides a unique opportunity for students, who receive lectures from crime lab instructors and can intern in the labs, as well. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to see how you can incorporate research and education with operating labs,” he said. Jos Solorzano, 25, of Pasadena, who hopes to be a probation officer one day, said the facility affords him and other students the chance to work in concert with law-enforcement officers. “It’s like having the professionals teaching the rookies,” he said. One of the more intriguing parts of the facility is the “CSI” studio, where graduate students use all sorts of props to re-create crime scenes and pick them apart, said Don Johnson, assistant professor of criminalistics. He pointed out pieces of cardboard covered in spots of pigs’ blood, which students use to determine what type of weapon killed a victim and from which direction they were shot or bludgeoned. “In this case, we struck a bloody sponge with a mallet,” he said. “We were trying to determine where the victim was positioned at the time the gun was fired.” The studio is home to two mannequins donated by Elizabeth Devine, co-executive producer of “CSI: Miami” and an alumnus of the criminalistics master’s program at Cal State L.A. Amber McIntire, 30, of La Verne, an undergraduate in biology at the school, is taking classes at the new forensic center and considering becoming a medical examiner for the coroner’s office. Watching “Court TV” and cold-case file television shows is what piqued her interest in the field of criminalistics. “It’s really nice,” she said of the building. “It’s away from the main campus, it’s quiet and it’s conducive to learning.” molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Video: Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center Photo Gallery: Hertzberg-Davis Science Center LOS ANGELES – Darrick Lertyaovarit has mastered the art of finding signs of life after death. The 28-year-old, who graduated from Schurr High School in Montebello in 1997, is slowly clearing out his office at the recently opened, $102 million Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center at Cal State Los Angeles. For two years, he served as a research assistant while working toward a master’s degree in criminalistics, the scientific study and evaluation of physical evidence in the commission of crimes. last_img read more

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JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL COMPANY WINS €1.5M CONTRACT TO SUPPLY LIFEJACKETS

first_imgA GAOTH DOBHAIR company has won a major new contract to supply specialist lifejackets to the fishing industry – with more jobs on the way.Sioen, a specialist uniform manufacturer based at the business park in Derrybeg, has been awarded a €1.5M contract by Bord Iascaigh Mhara to supply the commercial fishing industry with automatic lifejackets over the next five years.The jackets will make it easier to locate fishermen who get into difficulty. They are fitted with specialist beacons. John Sheamais ó Fearraigh Sinn Fein told Donegal Daily: “Many Families over the years have lost loved ones in this industry, and with this modern technology many lives will be saved in the future.“The contract worth over €1.5 million in supplying over 4,000 fishermen over 5 years will secure the current staff in employment and with now an opportunity to employ additional staff in 2014, which is a huge benefit to the local economy.”He added: “The Gaoth Dobhair area like many other areas in the county has been hit hard with the recession and emigration,of our youth.“I also hope that this can be opened out not to just the fishing industry but the leisure crafts that take to the seas around Ireland on a daily basis. “Deputy Pearse Doherty raised this issue in the Dail in June of 2013 to make personal locator beacons mandatory after another tragedy off the east coast of Ireland.” JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL COMPANY WINS €1.5M CONTRACT TO SUPPLY LIFEJACKETS was last modified: January 10th, 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:contractdonegalDonegal DailyGaoth Dobhairjobs boostlifejacketsSioenlast_img read more

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SINN FEIN IN BID TO SAVE ALL 5 GARTH BROOKS CONCERTS

first_imgGarthSinn Féin is to put forward an emergency motion at Monday’s Dublin City Council meeting aimed at ensuring that all five Garth Brooks concerts to go ahead at Croke Park, it has emerged.The motion calls on city manager Owen Keegan to reverse a decision banning two of the concerts.Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams – a Brooks fan who sang part of one of his songs on newstalk radio – is among those who want all five shows to go ahead. Brooks will decide on Tuesday what to do – three gigs or none at all.“At this stage the five concerts should go ahead,” said Adams’ vice-president Mary Lou McDonald.“So our Councillors are bringing forward an emergency motion to Dublin City Council on Monday.“It will ask Mr Keegan to intervene. It will ask for the decision to be reversed, it will ask that the concerts will go ahead, most importantly it will ask that we do not sleepwalk ourselves into a situation like this [again] – and of course the rights of residents and local people have to be respected.”   SINN FEIN IN BID TO SAVE ALL 5 GARTH BROOKS CONCERTS was last modified: July 6th, 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:ConcertsCroke ParkdublinGarth Brooksgerry adamslast_img read more

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‘FRIENDS OF HOSPITAL’ CALL ON SAOLTA TO SEND SURGEON FROM GALWAY TO LETTERKENNY

first_imgThe Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital have called on the Saolta Group to send a breast surgeon from University College Hospital Galway to Donegal to see breast cancer patients here. The call came in a statement issued to Donegal Daily by the group.The statement said the Friends would like to express their support and solidarity for the Breast Care Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital. The Friends was formed in 1992 by the people of Donegal and staff from the Hospital to promote and assist the development of new services in Letterkenny General Hospital so that patients would not have to travel to hospitals in Dublin and Galway for services that they are entitled to get locally.Many of the cancer services available right now in Letterkenny General Hospital can point to the input of the Friends at the outset in establishing these services.The Friends see patients from Donegal travelling to Galway to access an essential service while that very same service exists in the Hospital as a retrograde step.A spokesman told Donegal Daily “The Friends was set up to address some of the disadvantages faced by the people in Donegal and its looks like these disadvantages are being formalised instead of being addressed. “The people of Donegal are entitled to the same quality and convenience of access to services as people who live elsewhere in the country, that’s why it is not acceptable for people to have to travel 160 miles and more to get access to the service.“It is frustrating to see people having to pass by a vacant unit, fully staffed – the only piece missing is a Breast Care Surgeon.”Donal Kelly, Chairperson of the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital said “We are calling on the CEO of the Saolta Hospital Group to facilitate one of the Breast Care Surgeons in UCHG to travel to Letterkenny General Hospital to see patients who are outside acceptable waiting times.“Mr Michael Sugrue and his team at Letterkenny General Hospital can count on the ongoing support of the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital and we will be writing to the Minister to express our views and our support for this service”.‘FRIENDS OF HOSPITAL’ CALL ON SAOLTA TO SEND SURGEON FROM GALWAY TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 26th, 2015 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:cancerdonegalFriends of the Hospitallast_img read more

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