The official note from the Federation on the meeting held this Tuesday was followed by another from the AFE, specifying the first, and later another from LaLiga, clarifying the previous two.. Although Aganzo and Rubiales agree on what is important: play every 72 hours and also take hydration breaks when the government decides (probably from June 5, although behind closed doors) that football can return, both published paths press releases with their respective points. The rosary was later joined by Thebes. We publish all three in chronological order for readers to draw their own conclusions:The RFEF, which said the following:“The RFEF held a telematic meeting this afternoon with all the members of the monitoring commission (RFEF, LNFP and Unions) to continue working during the health crisis. Luis Rubiales stressed the importance of ensuring safety at the time that the government and health authorities approve the return of football. The Federation made clear its frontal rejection of footballers playing every 48 hours. Given the inflexible position of the RFEF, AFE has been forced to accept that the minimum will be 72 hours, thus undoing its previous agreement with the League.The Federation thus imposes the defense of the health of footballers above the competition. In addition, he indicated that during the months of May, June, July or August, special attention will be given to the dispute of matches in which the conditions of heat, solar radiation and humidity are contrary to the health of the soccer players.In addition, according to reports to experts commissioned by the federal body, two hydration pauses per time will be approved to combat the high temperatures that may occur in the summer months. “AFE replied, saying the following:1. First of all, We regret the tone of the meeting and we have said so during the course of the meeting, understanding that a direct attack has been carried out on the work of this union. Especially, when AFE has shown its rejection of the extension of individual contracts of the players in a systematic way. 2. Related to the health of footballers, AFE’s position has always been that matches should be played within a minimum period of 72 hours, a recommendation that FIFPro (International Federation of Professional Footballers) also recommends. 3. Regarding the calendar and the restart or cancellation of the competitions, what the health authorities say will be respected. And in this AFE will request an express confirmation for the purposes of these authorities. Especially in the summer time due to high temperatures. And we are concerned not only with professional football, but with other categories. In fact, there is comparative law on this subject.4. And, finally, on the extension of the contracts of the footballers that end on June 30, we regret that the RFEF intends to follow FIFA, and assume this position, that of extending them, because would violate the labor rights of the workers.LaLiga replied, saying the following:“Within the Commission, no type of measure has been submitted for approval in relation to the competition. It should be noted that its discussion was not foreseen at any point on the agenda of the meeting and it has not been suggested to include it during the same .Hydration breaks during matches have not been addressed or made a single mention. Beyond that LaLiga would agree, as every season, that one more hydration stop can be added, and that these breaks are already included in the regulations.Regarding playing matches every 72 hours, no agreement has been reached or anything has been put to a vote and, consequently, nothing has been approved. There have only been demonstrations by AFE in this regard. Likewise, it is categorically false that the AFE and LaLiga had reached an agreement to play every 48 hours, as stated by the RFEF.No closed-door match protocol has been mentioned, discussed or approved. LaLiga has already drawn up a protocol for this eventuality since the beginning of March, shared with the UEFA commission, of which we are part and with the rest of the representatives of European leagues that participate in it.Finally, and in relation to the opposition of the RFEF to the fact that in the months of May, June, July or August, matches are played in which the conditions of heat, solar radiation and humidity are detrimental to the health of the athletes, The representatives of LaLiga at the meeting, have stated and recalled that the setting of schedules corresponds exclusively to LaLiga, under the current Coordination Agreement, a circumstance that has been ratified by the Board of Directors of the Higher Sports Council (CSD). and that the schedules will always be set taking into account, as has always been done, the protection of the health of athletes. For all these reasons, it is surprising that information is reported on aspects that, on the one hand, have not even been valued or subject to debate and, on the other hand, the content of the Commission’s debates is distorted with some kind of interest in it ” .
Nadal: “If they force us, Djokovic will have to be vaccinated if he wants to continue playing tennis”
Rafa Nadal reviewed the present scenario due to the coronavirus pandemic in an interview with La Voz de Galicia and the way it has affected his each day life and the world of tennis.One of many questions they requested Nadal was the likelihood that the gamers have to be vaccinated, one thing to which Novak Djokovic expressed his opposition. “I can’t demand of anybody. Everyone seems to be free, however if you belong to a circuit, maybe one has to be ruled by the principles that the circuit calls for. If he forces to be vaccinated to defend everybody, then Djokovic will have to be vaccinated if he wants to continue playing tennis on the highest degree, or me. Every one will have to comply. If the ATP or the ITF forces us to get a vaccine to play tennis, we will have to get it. “The Balearic said that he has been ready to practice on a tennis courtroom at a buddy’s home since he nonetheless can’t do it on the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor. “I have educated in a personal home, as a result of I’m not positive if I can go to the academy. So I most well-liked to keep away from confusion and went to practice in a buddy’s non-public nation home, who has a clue and has left it for me. “Nadal additionally revealed that he discovered the severity of the pandemic after a dialog with Invoice Gates through the Match In Africa exhibition match that he performed with Roger Federer in Cape City (South Africa). “What we mentioned with Invoice Gates was a personal dialog that my uncle later printed sadly. He is aware of how the world works and I took it very critically. At one level he advised us: ‘I don’t know if in three months we will be touring or not.’ It was the one factor he advised me. I assumed he was exaggerating however the actuality is that sadly he wasn’t. “ Nadal was trustworthy and mentioned that the game for him has taken a again seat throughout this confinement. “800 or 900 folks had been dying daily in Spain. There comes a time when Roland Garros, Wimbledon or the US Open aren’t in my head. There have been different considerations. When the game can, it will return. There are different priorities. This has robbed us all of a 12 months of our sports activities profession. Others have had their accidents taken away. For somebody with 33 or 34 or 38 like Roger it’s not the identical as for somebody with 21. If this had occurred to me at 21 I’d have thought ‘what a catastrophe’, however you have the entire profession forward of you. At a complicated age they take away choices to win vital titles for the historical past of every one. And it additionally takes away the happiness of continuous to do what you want, nevertheless it has been for everybody, not only for tennis gamers. “The Balearic additionally confirmed his doubts concerning the return of tennis and performed down the battle he has with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to develop into the tennis participant with probably the most Grand Slam in historical past. “I don’t suppose you’ll see me in Paris, however hopefully that’s how it’s. I don’t suppose we’re going to play this 12 months. I hope I’m flawed. I’m not pondering a lot concerning the title battle with Federer and Djokovic. I hope I would love to end my profession just like the tennis participant with probably the most Grand Slam! Nevertheless it doesn’t obsess me neither is it a fantastic aim for me. I’m doing my profession and I’m not fearful if the one who lives subsequent to me has a much bigger home than mine, has a greater automobile or fees a bit of extra monthly. “
In a personal response to the national soccer team’s recent disaster in Tunisia, losing 4-1 and as a result losing its position for the 2017 Gabon Nations Cup, head coach James Debbah issued a brief statement on his Facebook page, wishing for a brighter future. Below is his statement:“We will rise again I am not deterred, nor disappointed…we will keep on pushing until we get it right. “With adequate resources and an extended development program this team will be great. Liberia’s best national team on record (GW 11) took 16 years to develop. “The formation of that organization started in 1986 when a group of 30 young players (Oppong and others) traveled to Brazil on a 6 month training program. “It took us 10 years after that training (1996) to qualify for Liberia’s 1st CAN competition in South Africa, then it took another 6 years (2002) to qualify for our 2nd; now you do the math…16 years of cohesion.“I’ve been on this job for only 18 months and look how far we are. No time to shift blames, we fell as a team, and we will rise again as a team.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hundreds of Muslims prostrate in prayer in the early hours of Sunday marking the end of Ramadan.By Alvin WorziMuslims in Liberia yesterday joined others around the world to celebrate the end of this year’s Ramadan with prayers, feasting and exchange of gifts among family members and friends.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar. During the month long fast, Muslims are required to show kindness to others, including non-Muslims and other living creatures. They abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs (including sex and smoking). Ramadan began on May 25 and ended at dusk, Saturday.“We aim to do our best and celebrate all the good deeds that we tried to achieve during Ramadan,” Mohammed A. Kamara, one of the imams said.Mr. Kamara said he was delighted that Muslims of Liberia completed this year’s Ramadan with prayers for peace and prosperity for the nation and its people.He said: “I want to thank all our Muslim brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers for going through this process and praying for Liberia and the people.”He said this is one of the most important days in Islam, when they greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak,’ which means “blessed Eid.”He said Muslims believe Prophet Mohammed received a series of revelations from God which combined to form the Koran. They believe the Koran was revealed during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, and many Muslims will try to recite as much of the Koran as they can during Ramadan.Mr. Kamara added that in one’s journey, family values play an integral role as the bedrock of every venerated and spiritual leader “and we say Happy Eid Mubarak to all Muslims and may Allah accept our prayers and grant us al-Jannah.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
… leaking roof affect sellers…wharf rehabilitation still pendingA section of the wharf which was destroyed by fireIt has been more than half a year since the Stabroek Market Wharf was cordoned off for commencement of much needed rehabilitation works, and numerous other problems have since arisen on its main edifice, including leaks during the rainy periods that affect a number of vendors.A group of merchants have voiced their concerns to Guyana Times in light of the onset of the current rainy season, wherein several damages have been caused.Fazir (only name provided) explained that while works were done externally to give the market a facelift, the internal facilities are somewhat worrying.Heavy rainfall over the past few days has resulted in leakages from the roof, and dry goods and clothes from neighbouring stalls have been damaged. Fazir explained that this is usually the norm, and merchants are forced to operate in an uncomfortable environment.“The outside of the market look nice, but when you come in here on a rainy day and see what we paying for, you would be surprised. From the night before, we got to set a bucket and look after if rain might fall. This market is in a bad shape, and it’s not nice to be selling here in this condition,” he declared.He added, “I get goods that, if water touch it, I will suffer the loss. City Council won’t come and reimburse nobody. Then other people get clothes that could wet. They can’t display the clothes, cause the roof leaking bad.”Fazir said that, along with this dilemma, the electricity and water supply is unreliable.“The electrical setup is a hazard. If the lights not blinking, it not working. Sometimes it don’t come on, or we get blackout and we got to wait for hours…sometimes days,” he disclosed.Meanwhile, another vendor pointed out that he markets vegetables in close proximity to the wharf, and the downpours have severely affected his business.It is the same situation for persons at the Stabroek Bazaar, which reportedly is often flooded.WharfMeanwhile, six months after 70 persons were vacated to rehabilitate the Stabroek Wharf, works are yet to commence. Vendors are fearful that the structure might collapse.A recent visit to the wharf saw many vagrants occupying the uninhabited stalls, while the floor was thatched together with loose wood.One individual whose stall was closed said he had moved over to the Route 42 bus park with expectation that the wharf would be fixed soon enough. However, the delay in effecting those works has caused him much worry.“I want go back at the wharf. All of we waiting, and we ain’t seeing nothing happening. If they leff it like this and a couple more months pass, it gon fall down…that gon affect the front side of the building, and then is a bigger problem,” he said as he gestured.Last November, a fire suspected to be arson destroyed a section of the structure. Since beginning of June 2016, former Town Clerk Royston King had announced that works would commence on the structure after Council had received word from the Public Infrastructure Ministry to go ahead with the project.He had said that the budget for the complete refurbishment of the Wharf has been pegged at some $400 million. After the wharf has been rehabilitated, he had disclosed, the section of the market which faces the Demerara River would be converted into a mall that includes a boardwalk and entertainment areas.The plans concerning the wharf had been met with approval from the vendors, and they were informed that they would be required to pay a larger sum to rent spaces on the new structure. But after more than three years, those works have not been undertaken.
Clijsters’ season may be limited BRUSSELS, Belgium – Former U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters may miss the French Open and limit her farewell season further to reduce the risk of injury. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants more than a piece of his father’s company. He wants his stepmother to give him majority ownership, a negotiating demand that might force him to part ways with Dale Earnhardt Inc. after this season. His DEI contract is up at the end of the year, and negotiations have been tense since Teresa Earnhardt seemingly questioned his commitment to the team in a December interview. Clijsters, ranked fourth in the world, pulled out of this week’s Open Gaz de France in Paris because of a sore hip to ensure she could play in next week’s Diamond Games in Antwerp – her last tournament in her Belgian homeland before retiring at the end of the year. Rathman joins Raiders staff OAKLAND – Tom Rathman, a two-time Super Bowl champion as a player with the San Francisco 49ers, was hired as the Raiders’ running backs coach. The Raiders also hired Taver Johnson as an assistant defensive line coach. Johnson had been the defensive coordinator at Miami of Ohio. No. 1 Blue Devils top Tar Heels CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Abby Waner scored six of her 16 points during a key second-half spurt, and No. 1 Duke held off No. 2 North Carolina 64-53. Wanisha Smith had all 17 of her points in the first half, Lindsey Harding had 16 points and Alison Bales had 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (25-0, 10-0 ACC). Damages sought in Sutton crash TULSA, Okla. – A woman injured last year in a drunken-driving accident involving former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton is seeking more than $125,000 in a legal claim filed with the state. Teresa Barnard says the university and its employees were “grossly negligent and in reckless disregard” of her rights and those of the public. James, former NFL player, dies MASSILLON, Ohio – Tommy James, a defensive back who played for legendary coach Paul Brown in high school, college and two professional leagues, has died. He was 83. James played for Brown at Massillon High School and Ohio State before rejoining him with the Cleveland Browns in 1948 after a year in Detroit. Wilson drops out of Cup Challenge LAS VEGAS – Blaine Wilson’s return to competitive gymnastics was set back when he pulled out of the Winter Cup Challenge because of a right biceps tear. Wilson, the five-time United States champion who retired in July 2005, said the injury occurred in early December when he was working on his rings sequence. Notables TENNIS: Fresh off her Australian Open title, Serena Williams has agreed to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team … Martina Sucha of Slovakia upset top-seeded Marion Bartoli of France in three sets and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pattaya Women’s Open … Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo battled past Nathalie Dechy 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Gaz de France quarterfinals. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The contract did raise some eyebrows in City Hall. Fuentes had filed papers to run for the 7th Council District but dropped out when Alarc n entered the race, raising speculation that a deal was brokered. Alarc n and Fuentes have denied that. Fuentes is now running for the state’s 39th Assembly District seat, which was held by Alarc n until he vacated it for the council spot, and he has the councilman’s support. To help ease his return to Council District 7, Councilman Richard Alarc n has proposed a two-month contract of up to $20,000 for Felipe Fuentes, the chief of staff to former Councilman Alex Padilla. The contract, which will be voted on by the City Council next week, covers April 9 through June 16, and as-needed consultations with Fuentes over district issues. Saeed Ali, Alarc n’s chief of staff, said that as a longtime Sacramento staffer who has never worked in L.A. City Hall, he needed Fuentes’ help to set up the office and organize constituent meetings. Some weeks, Fuentes was working 35 hours for Alarc n’s office. “As much as council members like to think they can do it all, they need the staff,” Alarc n said. “For me to move forward, we needed that transition help.”
Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community NotesCHILDRENS BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. For further information, email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org To view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit http://www.adriennegeoghegan.com/site/portfolio/box-art/LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 25th were 2-10-11-24. There was no winner of the €1280 jackpot. Declan McGinley Coilcheim, Danny Tim Rodgers Baile Ciarraí and Catherine Gallagher Mullachdubh matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on July 2th is €1340. If you’re not in, you can’t win!GAA TRAINING Peil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.THE OLD RAILWAY WALKThanks to all who supported the Annual Summers Evening Walk on the old railway line in Burtonport recently. The weather was perfect, the turnout fabulous and it was a very pleasurable evening. €300 was raised on the night with an additional €20 collected later. Thanks to all who took part.100 CLUB DRAWThe following people win prizes in the June draw recently. €500 Kathleen McGinley Calhame. €200 Seamus Boyle (Joe) Bunaman. €100 each Mary G. Doherty Chapel Gate Belcruit, Mark Bonner Rannyhual and Shaun Gallagher (M) Ranafast. €50 each Joe Devenney Colaiste na Rosann, Martin Mannion Ceann a’ Locha Anagaire, Diathí Mac Robaird Cnocastolaire, Declan McGinley Calhame, Anne Celine Boyle Loughanoran, Aiden Hughes Mullaghduff, Joe Glynn Annagry West and Gavin Campbell Ranafast. CAMPAÍ SAMHRAIDH 2014Beidh trí champa samhraidh a eagrú ag Club Óige Rann na Feirste i Mí Iúil i Áislann Rann na Feirste ón 7ú go dtí an 25ú ó 10r.n go 2i.n. Tá na campaí ag fáil tacaíocht ón Roinn Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta agus Óige na Gaeltachta. 7ú go an 11ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 6 bliana, 14ú go an 18ú Iuil: 7 bliana go 12 bliana agus 21ú go an 25ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 7 bliana. Tá na táillí €40 do dhuine amhain agus €30 do gach duine eile as teaglach amhain. Le clarú cuir scairt ar Club Óige Rann na Feirste ag 086 4627475nó 0879158205.ENTERPRISE AWARDAt an awards ceremony held in the Kilmore Hotel in Cavan Minister John Perry announced the winners of the first ever ILDN Regional Enterprise Awards. The overall award went to local men John Paul and Kevin Boyle of uPilot based in their native Bunaman, Annagry. Neighbours John Paul and Kevin set up their business on the BTWEA Scheme, part funded by the LEADER Programme they developed a unique business using the latest cutting edge technology to design, manufacture and operate Flight Simulators. They are building a Boeing 737-800 series simulator at the moment and have recently been awarded a six month contract to operate a flight simulator in Dublin Airport, with future plans to locate a range of simulators in international airport lounges throughout Europe and the Middle East. Best wishes to Kevin and John Paul in their future endeavours. ROSSES RADIO CONCERTRosses Radio will be holding a concert evening of Irish Music along with Irish Dancers at The Stepping Stone Main Street Dungloe on Friday 4th July, doors open from 7.30pm and the entrance is €7 per person. As we know The Rosses is full to the brim of musical talent we have performances from Gearóidín Breathnach, fantastic young Trad Group Suantrai, Hughie Boyle, Kenneth Campbell, Pauline Glackin and Meenacross Comhaltas.A Church Gate Collection on behalf of Donegal Hospice will be taken up before weekend Masses in St Mary Star of the Sea Church Annagry this weekend.DD LOCAL: CHILDREN’S BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTS IN ANNAGRY was last modified: July 1st, 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:Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Notes
The Cathedral Quarter will be hosting two events for this incoming Heritage Week; a traditional building skills workshop and a forage walk. The traditional building skills workshops will be spread over two days, Saturday 19 August and Saturday, 26 August from 10am to 2pm at the Cathedral Quarter Office on the Church Lane.The Forage Walk will take place this Wednesday, 23 August starting at 11am from Gaelscoil Adhamhain. The workshops are an invitation to see traditional building skills whilst at the same time carrying out essential repairs needed which were highlighted in Conservation Plan for the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter.Sean Brogan of Tir Conaill Conservations will be leading the traditional building workshops on behalf of Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter. They specialise in conservation, renovation & restoration services.The skills that they hope to demonstrate include traditional building restoration, clay and linseed paints, install cast iron guttering and downpipes, and restoration of a sash window without losing character. Small scale work will be carried out on No. 1 and No. 3 Church Lane and a shed to the rear. On Wednesday, they host their fun, family foraging event in Rogers Burn. Come along and identify native trees and plants, and gain insight into their past uses both culinary and medicinal. Foraged treasures will then be cooked up on Church Lane afterwards.Kids will create a visual 3-dimensional art piece that will later be displayed in the Church Lane area of town. Respect for the environment will be maintained throughout.Organisers ask that you please dress weather appropriate as your adventure will take your across the stream.Booking for the Forage event is essential and can be done by contacting Amanda Clarke on 0838762565 or through the Facebook page: Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter.Cathedral Quarter to host two exciting events as part of Heritage Week was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:building workshopCathedral Quarterforage walkHeritage Weekletterkenny
AN IT and accountancy student went on the drink and later clashed with Gardai after losing all his course work when his computer crashed, a court has heard.Donal Purcell, a 45-year-old mature student from Cathedral Hill in Raphoe, told Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court that he deeply regretted his actions.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that Gardai were called to a Chinese restaurant on Meeting House Street in Raphoe on February 14th last. They found a man asleep and and when he was wakened by Sgt Derek Lynott, Purcell refused to cooperate. He also refused to give his name.Gardai knew the man to be Purcell.Judge Kelly asked Purcell why he had been in such a state and why he had behaved that way on the night.“I thought I was a comedian judge,” said Purcell.“My computer crashed and I lost a lot of course work. I went to the pub for a couple of drinks and those couple led to another couple and so on. I should have gone straight home afterwards. In fact I shouldn’t have gone out in the first place.”Judge Kelly asked Inspector Sheridan if Purcell had any previous convictions and she told the court that Purcell had been convicted of 16 offences in January 2009 – all for road traffic offences in 2007 including drink-driving and hit-and-run.Judge Kelly ordered Purcell to pay €150 to the Youth Diversion Programme in Raphoe and asked him if he would be willing to do that.“Yes,” said Purcell, “I can pay it today as I haven’t had a drink recently.”LAPTOP DATA LOSS DROVE IT STUDENT TO DRINK AND CLASH WITH GARDAI was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 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:Donal PurcellGardaiLetterkenny CourtRaphoe CourtRaphoe News