APNU/AFC unconcerned about working class

first_imgDear Editor,The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) was indeed most upset and disturbed by the seeming belligerent attitude shown by the APNU/AFC Government’s disapproval of a motion to have reinstated a Ministry of Labour. The motion was tabled by the Parliamentary Opposition following a call that was reiterated by the trade union movement at the May Day 2018 Rally. It is a call which the Guyanese workers, through their representative organisations, have been making over the last three years, but which has largely been ignored despite the several credible rationales provided for going in the direction that the motion proposed.The FITUG had expected that on this occasion, in spite of previous expressed views — given the nature of the issue and more so the venue where it was raised — the Administration would have soberly assessed the motion and given it support. That expectation was dashed, however, as shown by the contributions from the Government side; and, of course ultimately, its vote in the House. Rather than advancing any convincing arguments for its stance, the Administration tangentially invoked several red herrings, and did not, from our point of view, address the substance of the matter. Maybe this course was chosen because the Coalition Government, we believe, could not defend its indefensible position in not having a Labour Ministry. The noteworthy fact that even the minister reputedly responsible for labour did not contribute to the debate says a great deal.The outcome, though a major disappointment for the nation’s workers, only served to confirm the Federation’s publicly expressed view regarding the Administration’s anti-working class nature. On too many occasions, we could not have helped but point out the disregard for many of the commitments the Coalition had made to the workers during the elections campaign. Time-honoured and longstanding practices, even international conventions and our country’s laws, have simply been ignored by the present-day Government. Moreover, one cannot ignore the increased cost-of-living burdens workers are now made to bear, which further illustrate the Administration’s unsympathetic view to the working people’s plight. This latest act against the workers of Guyana is just another glaring example of the Coalition’s scant concern for the workers’ interest.The FITUG, in spite of the Administration’s intransigence, firmly upholds and reiterates its position that a Ministry of Labour is a necessary and required institution. We wish to remind the Administration that actions speak louder than words.Sincerely,Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG)last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club holding turbo training in preperation for New Year`s Day ride

first_imgThe training sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, taking place at Ferris Fast Cycles at 7:30 p.m. Those looking to hit the cycles are asked to arrive at 7:15.The Blizzard Bike Club won’t waste any time kicking off the 2013 season, as the Club will host a New Year’s Day Ride, January 1.The race, which was started back in 1985, will begin at 1 p.m. and will begin from the Fort St. John A&W.- Advertisement -The length of the race is dependant on the New Year’s Day weather conditions, and riders can choose any style of cycle they wish to ride on.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Rodgers backed to turn things around at Liverpool

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager has backed Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to turn things around at Anfield.The Reds are without a win in five matches, following a 2-2 Champions League draw against Ludogorets, but Clare claims the odds suggest the Northern Irishman will still be at the club at the end of the season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Exclusive! Nicklas Bendtner: The Movie – first look at the trailer

first_imgReal Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is releasing a movie this year, and the brand new trailer for his film is already proving a hit with fans around the world.So, not to be outdone, Wolfsburg and former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has also got in on the act, and released his own film to rival the Portuguese megastar.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!*DISCLAIMER: Like the chances of Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or, this trailer isn’t to be taken seriously.last_img read more

WOMAN WHO CLAIMED €23,000 ON DOLE HAD €200,000 IN BANK

first_imgA Ballybofey mum who claimed €23,000 on the dole for three years had €200,000 stashed in her bank account.Carmel Sheerin, 50, was caught getting Jobseekers’ Allowance despite having the large nest egg.Ms Sheerin appeared at Letterkenny District Court were she faced six different charges brought by the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s office. Ms Sheerin, of Aishling Court, Ballybofey, was accused of illegally claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance between June 2009 and August 2012, causing a total loss of €23,235 to the department.A department inspector told Sheerin first applied for the means tested payment on June 18, 2009.During the application process the defendant was asked whether she had any savings or money in the bank, to which she replied “No”, and was awarded the benefits.The inspector said the Revenue later revealed that Sheerin had an bank account with €200,000 lodged prior to the application.Judge Paul Kelly heard Sheerin was interviewed by inspectors on November 21, 2012, where she admitted to having the money as a result of a marriage settlement and that she realised she should have submitted this information.The inspector added that she repaid repaid the full amount to the department and therefore there was no loss.He also said the defendant had no previous convictions.Solicitor Donough Cleary, told the court his client had been very “frank” during her interview with the inspectors and explained to them that the money was an investment with Ulster Bank which she was unable to access.Mr Cleary said as his client was not able to access this money for six years, she did not think to declare it when applying for the allowance.He asked Judge Kelly to distinguish from other such cases saying Ms Sheerin’s action were actions were not ‘willful.’Judge Kelly was told by the inspector that Sheerin would not have been entitled to the allowance if she had declared the money in the investment account.He applied the Probation Act.WOMAN WHO CLAIMED €23,000 ON DOLE HAD €200,000 IN BANK was last modified: January 10th, 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:Carmel Sheerincourtdoledonegalinvestmentlast_img read more

MALIN TO GET VITAL LEAGUE POINTS AFTER GAOTH DOBHAIR REFUSE TO TRAVEL FOR LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgMalin GAA News: ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1The senior and reserves team had no match at the weekend as Gaoth Dobhair failed to travel and Malin get the points for both matches. This week the team are fixtured to play St. Eunan’s in Letterkenny, though match day and times yet to be confirmed.The reserves continued thier winning form with their fourth victory in a row in the Philadelphia cup against Steelstown.They had good performances from Terence Doherty who scored 4-03, Darragh McLaughlin, Jordan McLaughlin, Danny McCarron, Conor Byrne and Matthew Crampsey.SUMMER CAMPS The Malin Gaa annual summer camp will take place from Monday the 13th -17th of July. The camp is open to all 5-13 year olds, boys and girls. A bus will be provided for the week throughout the parish. Anyone who never got the leaflet at primary school or are looking for more information regarding the camp should contact Maria McLaughlin (F) on 0877763679. The form HAS to be returned this year by the 6th of July as county board has to have numbers before the starting date.MALIN SPORTS DAYThe malin sports day comittee recently handed over two cheques of €1310 to our two chosen charities this year of Multiple sclerosis Donegal Branch and the Parkinsons Association North West. Well done to all committee members for organising the succcessful sports day and raising this huge amount of money for charity.UNDERAGE BOYSThe under 12’s continued their winning ways after last Sunday’s Maurice McMenamin cup victory they had a good victory over Moville last week and they are now playing Burt this week on Tuesday at half six in Connolly Park. Our under 14 team were defeated in the Inishowen A-Final by a goal by Naomh Padraig Muff in Moville on Sunday evening. The team have done well all season and it was the first time the club has reached the under fourteen final A- final in five years. They had set up the final after a great replay win over Carndonagh on Friday night. Great credit must go to team managers Martin Lafferty, Louis Walsh and Noel McLaughlin and all the players  involved. LadiesWell done to our ladies team who beat Killybegs in their first round Championship game played in Connolly Park on Sunday, they won on a scoreline of Malin Ladies 3-06 Killybegs 0-07. The second leg is away on the 12th of July. It was a great team performance and despite missing many of their regular 15, the team were helped out by many underage players like Megan Harkin. Team scorers were Linda McColgam (1-02), Mariah Doherty (2-00), Shauna Doherty (0-01), Megan Harkin (0-01) and Chelsea Stevens (0-02).There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €1700,The numbers drawn were 7-2-3-4-1-5-6. The €50 was Hughie McDaid, Bunn, Glengad and the €20 sellers prize went to Ciara McLaughlin, Shantla, Glengad. Next weeks jackpot is €1750.Summer Camp STRICTLY COME DANCING DVD’S AVAILABLE FROM CLUB SHOPOur recently very successful Strictly Come Dancing has been captured on DVD and there is a limited supply now available from our club shop priced €15.The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.SYMPATHYThe club would like to express its sympathy and condolences to the Monagle family of Letteror after the death of Gerard Monagle.MALIN TO GET VITAL LEAGUE POINTS AFTER GAOTH DOBHAIR REFUSE TO TRAVEL FOR LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:All-County LeagueGAAMalinNoticePointsSportVitallast_img read more

Crazy scenes in Sweden as AIK win first championship since 2009

first_img Fans swarmed on to the Friend Arena pitch straight after the final whistle Fans let off flares and chanted to celebrate their historic title win AIK were crowned Swedish champions for the first time since 2009, prompting astonishing scenes as ecstatic supporters packed on to the pitch to celebrate with flares.Robin Jansson netted the decisive goal when he headed in a free-kick on the stroke of half-time to give his side a narrow but deserved 1-0 win over Kalmar.Once the final whistle had sounded and confirmed the result, delighted fans swarmed towards their heroes, turning the night sky a crimson red. 2 Epic.#AIK #Gnaget #SMguld pic.twitter.com/W27mzYAILN— Hundratjugotre (@Brinkengnagare) November 11, 2018 Victory also ensured AIK finished the season with a club-record 67 points, nine clear of Malmo FF, who have won it for the past two years and 20 times overall.Check out the amazing reaction from AIK fans supporters below… AIK fans are preeeeeetty chuffed about winning the Swedish league for the first time since 2009. pic.twitter.com/2duOWvXfdv— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) November 11, 2018 2 AIK IS THE CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/n6Yo05xt0c— (@SwedeStats) November 11, 2018The club’s best known player, Sebastian Larsson, who played in the Premier League for Arsenal, Birmingham City and Sunderland, was delighted to seal the title.“Wonderful, this is why I came home, to experience this,” Larsson told Swedish television.“I felt the ambition of AIK as a club, and even if we’ve taken it slowly but surely the last few games no-one can complain, we deserve this.”last_img read more

DONEGAL PET RESCUE TO OPEN NEW CHARITY SHOP

first_imgThe Donegal Pet Rescue group is to open a charity shop in Letterkenny.The shop, which will be located next to FBD Insurance at Lower Main Street, will help the charity raise much-needed funds to help sorts of neglected animals across Donegal.The group is now looking for all sorts of unwanted goods including clothing, books and household items. Donations of, or help in providing shelving, signage, general shop fitting, etc is also greatly appreciated by the charity.The shop will also stock Donegal Pet rescue merchandise.DPR is also using the shop as a Sell and Share space so people can sell their goods and donate a percentage of the profits to the animal charity.The official opening takes place next Tuesday evening, February 28 at 7.30pm with the doors opening the following day for business. Volunteers are also need for the day-to-day running of the shop and can contact Marian on 086 2592324.There’s a link to the event on facebook as well…https://www.facebook.com/events/103078109821179/ – DONEGAL PET RESCUE TO OPEN NEW CHARITY SHOP was last modified: February 15th, 2012 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:charity shopDonegal Pet Rescuelast_img read more

HORSLIPS’ BARRY DEVLIN TO PRESENT ON INISHOWEN LIVE RADIO

first_imgInishowen’s online radio station Inishowen Live (www.inishowenlive.com) will be welcoming a very special presenter on Sunday 7th July.Presenters Marianne Ashcroft of “Front Row Centre” and Adrian Barrett of “Left of the Dial” will be joining forces to produce a special Horslips-themed edition of Front Row Centre – and Horslips bassist Barry Devlin confirmed he will come along and lend a hand!The playlist will be selected from listeners’ requests submitted via Facebook. Both Marianne and Adrian are long-time Horslips fans and are delighted that Barry will be in the studio on the day to help present the show.They promise “two hours of Horslips mayhem, with other surprises in store” – and they will present Barry with one of the new Inishowen Live T-shirts which have just gone on sale via the Republic of Inishowen Design Company website.The show runs on Sunday evening 7th July from 5 – 7 p.m and is already creating a buzz among Horslips fans on Facebook and Twitter.The one-off show has been sponsored by the Bonner Inn Culdaff Arms who have their own reason for anticipating Barry’s return to Inishowen. Last year when four members of the band called in to the Bonner Inn, three of them signed a door in the bar, however Barry’s signature was not included. Barry will be calling in to complete the set during his visit.Proprietor Brian Bonner will be absent on the day, but is looking forward to listening in to the show from the USA over the internet.McGrory’s Culdaff is providing hospitality to Barry and his wife during his visit.The Carndonagh-based online radio station launched on 29 March and has been running on a daily six-hour live schedule which is then repeated throughout the night. It has listeners all over the world and its website at www.inishowenlive.com receives about 2000 hits per day.The station is run by dedicated volunteers and they would welcome anyone who might want to come along and join them for the summer – full training is provided. Call up to the studio at 7 Malin Street, call 086 031 4726 or email studio@inishowenlive.com. Inishowen Live is on Facebook or Twitter #inishowenliveHORSLIPS’ BARRY DEVLIN TO PRESENT ON INISHOWEN LIVE RADIO was last modified: July 1st, 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:HORSLIPS’ BARRY DEVLIN TO PRESENT ON INISHOWEN LIVE RADIOlast_img read more

MAN WITH iPHONE STOLEN FROM CLUB CAUGHT BY TEXT MESSAGE

first_imgA DONEGAL man was arrested when trying to get a new sim card for a stolen mobile phone – when a text message came through from its owner.A court heard how staff then alerted Gardaí when the text read: “This phone has been stolen.”The incredible coincidence led to the arrest of a Letterkenny man who this week pleaded guilty to possession of stolen goods. Inspector David Kelly told Letterkenny District Court that the expensive iPhone 5 had been stolen from a handbag at The Pulse nightclub in January this year.Patrick McDonagh, who is 34 and with an address at 54 The Elms, Glencar, Letterkenny, went into the Meteor Shop in Letterkenny Shopping Centre on January 27 this year and handed over an iPhone 5, asking staff to insert a new sim.“He told staff he was having trouble with it and wanted a new sim,” said Inspector Kelly.Staff alerted Gardai as McDonagh left the shop – but he was later identified by CCTV footage.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said McDonagh had bought the phone at a car boot sale for €150 and had no idea it had been stolen.“It was on offer for more than that by Mr McDonagh haggled down the price. There is no loss in relation to the matter,” said Mr Gallagher.But Judge Paul Kelly disagreed.“The owner was deprived of this phone for a period of time You don’t bet an iPhone 5 for €150 and there wouldn’t be thefts if there wasn’t a market for stolen property,” said the judge.He fined the father of four €250. McDonagh was given six months to pay with five days in prison if he fails to pay the fine.MAN WITH iPHONE STOLEN FROM CLUB CAUGHT BY TEXT MESSAGE was last modified: June 19th, 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:iPhone 5Judge Paul KellyLetterkenny Shopping Centre.Meteor ShopThe Pulsetheftlast_img read more