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No. 1 Halep withdraws from final tune-up for US Open

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Usain Bolt trains for 1st time with Central Coast Mariners 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 LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Simona Halep, of Romania, reacts during a side change in a finals match against Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Top-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open, citing a sore right Achilles tendon.The Romanian was scheduled to play Tuesday in New Haven, but says in a statement her Achilles is sore from “two weeks of many matches and I need to recover in time for the U.S. Open.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Halep won the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Aug. 12 and advanced to the finals in Cincinnati, losing in three sets Sunday to Kiki Bertens at the Western & Southern Open.The New Haven tournament also lost American CoCo Vandeweghe to injury. She withdrew Sunday with a sore right ankle while leading in the third set of her first-round match with Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Fourth seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic lost Monday to Ekatereina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Local democracy and empowerment (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,This Government since the last Local Government Election has done nothing to empower the Local Democratic Organs (LDO) of this country but they have been creating new ones and gerrymandering old ones in order to control them. May I remind the coalition that empowerment can only be realised when resources are sufficiently available to carry out the functions of these Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and municipalities. There can be no empowerment without sufficient resources. This Government is all about empty rhetoric! A pertinent question here is: Has LDOs in Guyana truly empowered the people? The answer is again NO! You cannot empower your wife and giver her just a few dollars to run the home!Moreover, the finance garnered from rates and taxes and the meagre subvention are wholly inadequate. This is compounded by the fact that proposals made by the NDCs and municipalities are badly decimated when included in the regional budget. Many of the proposed projects are then ‘scissored’, leaving the few selected ones at the mercy of the Central Government. However, this Government will ensure that they carry out developmental works in their support-base areas. There are numerous evidences of this and this has been raised at the Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) RDC statutory meetings more than once.What is important to note also is the fact that the NDCs have little or no say how the ‘huge’ subventions should be spent. Section 21(a) of the Procurement Act Chapter 73:05 says, “The National Board may, at its discretion, create District Tender Boards for procurement by Neighbourhood Democratic Councils… comprising part-time members as follows: (i) two members appointed by the relevant Regional Board; (ii) one member appointed by the relevant NDC.” It must be submitted that this Section serves to give empowerment to the NDCs where goods are to be supplied to them or works to be contracted or tendered out on their behalf. What is even more worrying is the fact that NDCs do not know what projects will be done and by whom and at what cost. Is this ‘empowerment’? Why is it that NDCs are given subventions and cannot participate in how it is spent?This is how the coalition empowers NDCs – they delegated the powers to their politically appointed Regional Executive Officers and Deputy Regional Executive Officers effectively ‘hoarding power at the centre while keeping local governments weak’! This is the manner in which they stifle and destroy development at the Local Government level. If this Government and the Communities Minister are serious about empowerment, then they must ensure that NDCs are empowered to spend their monies as they see fit. Moreover, since the coalition controls the Regional Tender Board, contracts are awarded to many fly-by-night contractors who fail to deliver value for money! Another debilitating blow to ‘empowerment’!In conclusion, if this Government is serious about empowering NDCs then they should have never wasted and squandered monies on wasteful projects such as the D’Urban Park Project and the rental of a bond to store condoms. These two wasteful projects alone could have given each NDC and municipality a small excavator to maintain its drainage system and save communities from inevitable flooding once the rains come and they will!Local democracy is under attack and is being eroded by the coalition and empowerment without resources will remain an illusory concept!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region Sixlast_img read more

‘Weah Violates Constitution’

first_imgCllr. Tiawan Gongloe, President, Liberia National Bar Association-LNBA President Cllr. GongloeThe President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe says President George Weah’s appointment and subsequent commissioning of George S. W. Patten, Sr., to serve as Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States without the confirmation of the Senate as required by the Constitution was a “complete violation” of Article 54 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia.Article 54 of the Constitution of Liberia specifically provides that: “The President shall nominate and, with the consent of the Senate, appoint and commission — a) cabinet ministers, deputy and assistant cabinet ministers; b) ambassadors, ministers, consuls; and c) the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and judges of subordinate courts; d) superintendents, other county officials and officials of other political sub-divisions; e) members of the military from the rank of lieutenant or its equivalent and above; and f) marshals, deputy marshals, and sheriffs.”However, President Weah, in December 2018, appointed and subsequently commissioned Mr. Patten as Liberia’s Ambassador-designate to the United States of America, while members of the Senate were away on their annual break.In his induction address of officers–elect of the LNBA on Friday, January 25, at the Paynesville City Hall, Cllr. Gongloe said the President was in error to have confirmed Patten in the absence of the Senate.According to Gongloe, there is no exception to the Constitution to give a president the right to appoint and confirm without the involvement of the Senate.“For the Senate to be on recess and the President to appoint and confirm an ambassador is a total ‘no’ and ridicule for our democracy, and the bar will not remain silent on that constitutional violation. Even in an emergency situation our Constitution does not give the President the right to do so,” the LNBA president emphasized.In December 2018, President Weah appointed George Patten as Liberia’s Ambassador-designate to the U.S., giving him letters of credence without Senate confirmation. (Photo Credit: Executive Mansion Photo)Gongloe meanwhile assured his audience, mostly lawyers, that his leadership would not remain silent on any issue that would undermine the Constitution and any other international statute to which Liberia is a signatory.“We will be the voice for the voiceless, especially on an issue that would be in violation of the Constitution, and they are going to ensure the sustainability of the peace through the effective administration of the justice system,” he noted.According to Gongloe, these were some of the constitutional lapses that led the country to a  prolonged 14 years of civil war that took the lives of over 250,000 and several millions of dollars of properties destroyed; and so his leadership will not keep silent to see the recurrence as was in the past.“You are going to hear us loudly on all contentious issues that would involve the three branches of the government, especially in the violation of the Constitution and international instruments,” Gongloe vowed. ”We are also going to make clarity on contentious legal issues so as to maintain the peace and sustain our democracy.”Gongloe said the LNBA will get involved with those contentious constitutional issues because, in the absence of peace, they (lawyers) would close their respective law firms; even the courthouses would also be closed.“Lawyers are a part of the country and we have the responsibility to sustain the peace of the country,” Gongloe indicated.Earlier, keynote speaker Yacoub El Hillo, UN Resident Coordinator in Liberia, reminded members of the LNBA to reinforce their advocacy and propagation for the respect of the rule of law and to continue to discourage any act or activity that could jeopardize the security and hard-won peace of the country.“I am confident that the Bar, under the leadership of its president-elect and members of the Executive Committee, will continue to maintain its independence, be the voice of the voiceless, be a watchdog that will let the government know when things are going in the wrong trajectory, and remind them to respect the laws of the land, among others, by all the three branches of government,” El Hillo emphasized. He spoke on the theme “The Role of the LNBA in the Process of Peace Consolidation in Liberia.”The UN Coordinator said to have sustainable peace, “there is the need for the people and Government of Liberia to continue to respect the right and dignity of one another, promote access to justice, ensure inclusive and equitable growth, increase basic quality services for all, address the root causes of why Liberia went to war in the first place, and have capable institutions able to resolve conflicts and enforce laws. “In any country where the rule of law is not effectively administered, he narrated that injustice, violence against women and girls, corruption, and general criminality are more likely to occur with impunity.“It is imperative that Liberia’s observance of the rule of law is reinforced for the country to consolidate peace and realize the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030,” Hillo noted. “In other words, I am confident that the Bar will continue to be in the forefront of defending the rule of law, fundamental liberties and promoting access to justice; this duty is sacred.”He meanwhile informed his audience that the UN strongly believes that addressing the question of accountability is essential to achieving long-lasting peace and fostering full reconciliation.“There is widespread agreement that efforts to build sustainable peace in fragile states cannot succeed without establishing the rule of law, and that without peace, there cannot be development in any society. Peace consolidation cannot be fully attained without the promotion of the rule of law,” El Hillo noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police investigator cross-examined

first_imgPegasus taxi driver’s murder…defence counsel receives caution from JudgeAs the Lorenzo Forde murder trial continues at the High Court in Georgetown, Police Sergeant Jomo Williams was on Tuesday cross-examined by defence counsel Hewley Griffith who sought to dispute many aspects of the witnesses’ testimony that he gave in his evidence-in-chief.Forde is accused of murdering Pegasus Hotel taxi driver Rubranauth Jeebo whose motionless body was found in a heap of garbage at Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Murder accused Lorenzo FordeDecember 27 and 28, 2013, during the course or furtherance of a robbery.Sergeant Williams was the principal investigator during the murder investigation. He informed the court that he had observed both the man’s body and later, the motorcar which was checked for fingerprint evidence.At Tuesday’s proceedings, Williams admitted that he never took fingerprints from the accused because he was not asked to. The Police witness further stated that he could not recall if any other evidence was taken from the car besides fingerprints which were ‘lifted’ from the vehicle.The set of responses prompted counsel to remark that Williams’ answer was “very convenient” – a comment for which Griffith was reprimanded. Justice Reynolds interjected, telling Forde’s lawyer to “stay away from such comments” as members of the jury were present. As Griffith complied, Sergeant Williams observed that to his knowledge, none of the prints found had matched that of the accused.The Police witness, however, pointed out that some of the prints matched another accused, whose name was called out in court.As Williams continued his testimony, he could not say whether or not the strand of hair that was found in the car matched the hair of the accused. The Police witness further stated that he had contacted the then 17-year-old accused around 11:00h at the Sparendaam Police Station and escorted him to the Police station at Golden Grove. Williams said Forde was interviewed in the presence of his aunt and maintained that at no time was the accused cuffed or kicked. Forde is represented by Attorneys Hewley Griffith and Rachael Bakker, while State counsels Lisa Cave, Shawnette Austin and Tiffini Lyken are presenting the prosecution’s case.last_img read more

PPP hosts Night of Reflection for Cyril Belgrave

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday held a “Night of Reflection” in memory of one its leaders, Cyril Belgrave, who died last week.Cyril BelgraveThe auditorium of Freedom House was packed with party members and associates who gathered to reflect on decades of his invaluable contributions to not just the PPP and its struggles for freedom but also, and more importantly, the improvement of the lives of Guyanese.One of the featured speakers was PPP’s Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali, who shared his close relationship with the party’s stalwart. He noted that he is among the fortunate younger members of the PPP who got the opportunity to work with and stand alongside party stalwarts like Belgrave.PPP presidential candidate Irfaan Ali speaking at the Night of ReflectionAccording to Ali, when he was appointed as the Resource Person to the Depressed Community Needs Committee established by then President Bharrat Jagdeo and Opposition Leader Desmond Hoyte, Belgrave was appointed by the party to guide him in the position. He added too that he also got the opportunity to work with Belgrave while he was a part of the technical personnel at the Finance Ministry.“That was a great honour for me at the time and these are the things that help to shape not only myself but many of the younger comrades that are here today… So it was from those days that the party gave us this exposure and experience, and surrounded with the level of talents in these stalwarts and older comrades to ensure we were successful in what we do,” Ali posited.A section of the gathering at the Night of ReflectionHe went on to recall Belgrave’s passion and commitment as a party leader, and more so, his drive to help develop depressed communities and the vulnerable. Ali told the gathering that Belgrave was a critical motivator in the establishment of The Little Red Village on the Essequibo Coast and was also significant in the development of the Mainstay Housing Project.Former PPP Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds signs a book of condolences at Freedom HouseAdditionally, Ali informed that he was the mastermind behind the “Black Tank Initiative” where he secured 500 water tanks from President Jagdeo to help poor Amerindian communities harness rainwater.“This is the legend of the man, he was not only concentrated in Georgetown. Many persons know about his struggles here but in his work among the vulnerable and the poor, his reach was far and wide. Many places in Essequibo, squatting communities, he was the reason water was carried to those communities,” Ali stated.Moreover, the PPP Presidential Candidate recalled that only about a month ago, despite battling his own challenges, Belgrave asked to see him to talk about party matters and things he thought were necessary for the PPP to address to ensure that it wins resoundingly at next year’s March 2 elections.“For the struggles of Comrade Belgrave, for his commitment to this country, for his commitment to improving the lives of all Guyanese, all cross-section of Guyanese, we owe it to him to keep his memory alive and to reflect positively and to work towards a better Guyana every single day of our lives… So in his memory, we are all going to ensure we work hard to fulfil that dream and ensure that we do not disappoint him,” Ali stated.Meanwhile, Jagdeo, who is PPP’s General Secretary and Opposition Leader, reflected on Belgrave’s journey as a trade unionist. He said that throughout Cheddi Jagan’s fight for freedom, Cyril Belgrave stood beside him.According to Jagdeo, despite facing the brutality of the then regime, Belgrave never weakened in his struggles or to leave the party as many others did.“In those dark days in Opposition, many people who seem stronger left the struggle, they left the party but Cyril Belgrave continued through it all. We’re proud to have him as one of our leaders who represented us at every level,” the General Secretary noted.He continued that the PPP is fortunate to have had Belgrave as one of its leaders. In fact, Jagdeo recalled that one of his qualities that stood out and he never lost over the years was his pro-worker stance, which continued up until recently.“Every time you talk to him, he’s looking to improve the lot of workers and the ordinary people. And that was very important to us. The PPP would not have been what it is today – an organisation that fights for Guyana, an organisation that doesn’t see people colour or anything of that sort – had we had a different set of leaders at the beginning.,” Jagdeo contended.Among the other speakers at Thursday’s “Night of Reflection” were Carvil Duncan, Clement Rohee and Samuel Hinds.Cyril Belgrave died on October 10, 2019, in New York, United States. He was a long-standing and loyal member and leader of the party dating back to the 1950s. He joined the trade union movement and became a well-respected trade unionist in the Guyana Labour Union, becoming its President in 1984.In the 1960s, during the long strikes engineered to bring down the democratically-elected PPP Government, Belgrave and many stalwarts of the PPP, such as Shirley Edwards, Philomena Sahoye-Shury and others, at great sacrifice, guarded the Guyana Power Company and the wharves when they came under threat by the People’s National Congress.Belgrave remained loyal to the People’s Progressive Party throughout his more than six decades of membership, right up to his passing.He joined the Pioneer Youth League, the precursor to the Progressive Youth Organisation, in 1955. He joined the PPP and was elected repeatedly to the Central Committee of the party for over 50 years and was a Member of Parliament for over three decades (1976-2006) and a member of several parliamentary committees including the Public Accounts Committee. He also served on the Georgetown City Council from 1970-76.As a patriot who fought for Guyana’s independence and the restoration of democracy, in 1992 Cyril Belgrave was given the Cacique Crown of Honour, the CCH by President Dr Cheddi Jagan.In Belgrave’s honour, a Book of Condolence was opened at Freedom House.last_img read more


first_imgFrank McBreartyMay is the Month of Mental Health Awareness and Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jnr is inviting you to come along to the National Conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health (SAM).Donegal Daily is a proud supporter of the conference.This conference will be chaired by well known RTE presenter Miriam O’Callaghan and includes a list of special guest speakers including Minister for State Kathleen Lynch TD and Jim McGuinness. There will be a number of discussions with expert panelists including Dr. Tony Bates founding Director of Headstrong the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Charlie McHugh, well known Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist along with a number of sports personalities including Patsy McGonagle, Anne-Marie McDaid, Myles Sweeney and Anne-Marie Ward.The conference will also include exhibitions and stands from numerous groups and organisations that are providing services and supports throughout the country.The National Conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health (SAM) will take place on Friday 31 May 2013 from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Finn Suite, Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. DonegalEveryone is welcome and although the conference is free, booking is essential. To book your place email SAMconference2013@donegalcoco.ie or call 074 91 53900.  MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE was last modified: May 23rd, 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:MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCElast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSeminar to discuss medicine safety MONTEBELLO – Beverly Hospital will host a free community seminar to provide information on a combination of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. The event is slated from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 24 at the Wilkinson Senior Resource Center, 2019 Whittier Blvd. in Montebello. Participants are asked to bring their medications or a list of the medications they are taking for an evaluation. The goal is to educate individuals about what combinations of drugs and medications are safe or unsafe to take. For reservations, call (323) 725-4333. Camp registration begins Monday WHITTIER – Registrations for the city’s annual Summer Day Camp program will begin at 8 a.m. Monday at the Community Center, 7630Washington Ave. The program, slated from June 26 to Sept. 1, is open to children ages 5 to 12. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fees are $80per child, per week, or $720 total pre-registration for all 10 weeks. A one-time $7T-shirt fee will also be charged at registration. Payment must be made at time of registration. The camp includes a healthy snack, weekly field trip, arts and crafts, sports, games and recreational swim. A mandatory parent’s meeting will also be held at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., to review details of the program. For more information, call (562) 464-3430, ext. 434 or ext. 438. Posters offered to troops’ families LA MIRADA – Residents with immediate family members serving in the armed forces may obtain Blue Star posters to display in the windows of their homes to support local troops. La Mirada’s Blue Star Program is modeled after a federal program, which was established in 1942 to unite all families with loved ones in the armed forces. The Blue Star stands for hope and pride for the troops. To learn more about La Mirada’s Blue Star Program and its honorees, call (562) 943-0131. Design board positions available WHITTIER – The City Council is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Design Review Board. The board recommends and approves architectural design for new buildings and exterior remodeling within the multiple-family and commercial areas of the city. Registered voters in the city are eligible to apply. The application deadline is June 2. To receive an application packet, call (562) 464-3330 or visit the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 13230 Penn St. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Whittier Transit will offer free rides to bicyclists Thursday as part of California Bike to Work Day. To get a free ride, passengers need to board the bus with their bicycles. Other area bus services offering free rides to bicyclists on Bike to Work Day are Norwalk Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Metro Bus and Metro Rail. Bicyclists who travel via Metro on Bike to Work Day may pledge online at www.metro.net to receive a free tire-patch kit and also be entered into a drawing to win a commuter bike. To qualify to win additional prizes, register online at the official web site of the California Bicycle Coalition, www.californiabikecommute.com. last_img read more

Chelsea complete shock signing of goalkeeper

first_img tense Chelsea FC has today completed the signing of Rob Green, who joins to provide backup for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero… https://t.co/EzkhZxBHu6— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 26, 2018Green said upon his arrival: “It has been a whirlwind 24 hours. You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation.“It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won possible standings Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City smart causal Chelsea have signed former England goalkeeper Rob Green on a one-year contract, the Premier League club have confirmed.Green, 38, joins the Blues after leaving Huddersfield Town at the end of last season, and Chelsea’s statement explains the keeper will provide back-up to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero. Green last played a Premier League match for QPR in the 2014/15 season shining silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Latest Chelsea news Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green failed to make a single first-team appearance for Huddersfield last season after joining the Terriers in August 2017, having penned a deal with the club when his contract with Leeds was mutually terminated.The keeper, who represented his country 12 times, started his career at Norwich, before moving to West Ham in 2006. He stayed with the Hammers for six years, then joined QPR for a four-season spell. Leeds signed him in 2016, but he spent just one year at Elland Road before returning to the Premier League with Huddersfield. 1 REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible xi How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? REAL DEAL Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Green won his first England cap in 2005, and was part of the squads at the both 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, though his memories of the former tournament will not be positive; he started as the Three Lions’ No1, but was dropped after the first game having made a huge mistake that led to Clint Dempsey’s goal in a 1-1 draw against the USA. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker last_img read more

Rangers star Kyle Lafferty out of Hamilton clash as Irish FA invoke FIFA ruling

first_imgHe’s scored five goals in 16 appearances to date, with the Gers currently five points off top spot in the Premiership. 2 Lafferty has won 68 caps for his country but decided to rule himself out the most recent international break scrap Steven Gerrard made Lafferty Rangers’ 12th signing of the summer tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The 31-year-old ‘ruled himself out’ of the matches against Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, according to Michael O’Neill, the Northern Ireland manager, and the Irish FA have responded by invoking a FIFA ruling that means he cannot play this weekend.The IFA have written to Rangers to inform them Lafferty cannot feature in a match for the five days after the end of the international break on the basis on FIFA’s five-day rule. LATEST The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update predicted whoops An IFA statement read: “As the player did not comply with the call up, the player is in breach and as a result, the Association is invoking the FIFA regulation (FIFA Regulations for the status and transfer of players, Annexe 1, Section 5).”Lafferty returned to Rangers after six years away over the summer, leaving Hearts to link up with Steven Gerrard’s side. SORRY 2 BEST OF Most read on talkSPORT.com latest Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty is not available for this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash against Hamilton after the Irish FA blocked him from playing.Lafferty was expected to be fit for Sunday’s fixture, despite his withdrawal from the Northern Ireland squad earlier this month with an alleged Achilles injury. gameday cracker revealed last_img read more


first_imgWE’RE committed to bringing you news of the best deals – and we have another Christmas cracker for you this weekend!Those lovely people at WatsonHire in Letterkenny and Donegal Town will be open tomorrow, Sunday, from 2pm to 5pm, with some brilliant original gift ideas this Christmas.There are great deals on powertools, handtools, clothing and households – and there’s loads of super gadgets to choose from. And the first 50 customers to Watsons this Sunday will receive an Led Torch absolutely FREE – whether they buy something or not.  FREE TORCH FOR 50 READERS* AT WATSON HIRE ON SUNDAY was last modified: December 18th, 2011 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:DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE WEEKEND – FREE TORCH FOR 50 READERS AT WATSON HIRElast_img read more