Dear Editor,A vigil organised by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) outside of the State House, Main Street, Georgetown for July 19, 2017, had to be abandoned after the Guyana Police Force withdrew its approval. The decision by the Police Force is very upsetting and seems to indicate that there is a concerted attempt to silence the voices of dissent and disagreement.The FITUG-organised vigil had sought to express solidarity with the nation’s beleaguered sugar workers. It was also intended to call to attention that thousands of ordinary, hardworking Guyanese are threatened with impoverishment and misery as a result of the Administration’s plans to close and sell a number of sugar estates. The Federation had hoped that the vigil in front of the President’s residence would highlight the difficulties that would confront the communities of Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon as we see now-a-days playing out at Wales.The Federation by letter dated July 13, 2017 to the Commissioner of Police sought permission to conduct the activity. We next heard from the Police Force by letter of July 17, 2017 which advised “…that approval is given for you [FITUG] to hold a “VIGIL” on Wednesday 19th, July 2017”.The FITUG was then unpleasantly surprised when we received another letter from the Police Force dated July 18, 2017 saying inter alia that “…due to the present situation in the country approval cannot be given as this time for the VIGIL.”The sudden and short reversal in positions by the Police Force for us is both perplexing and of great concern. It would not be unusual to hold, that the Police when examining our request must have taken into account the prevalent situation in the country. The Police’s explanation, in our view, seems to have provoked more questions than answers.The revocation cannot be disconnected from a somewhat similar incident which confronted the GAWU a few months back when the Police, for inexplicable reasons, denied that Union permission to conduct a march on the East Coast of Demerara. Certainly, this latest action serves to heighten our anxieties and reminds of a time in our nation when democratic expression was curtailedThe FITUG cannot help but wonder, this time around, whether the “present situation in the country” will be used as a guise to undermine and deny Guyanese their inalienable rights and to deprive our people of their constitutional freedoms of expression and assembly. Is it that the July 9, 2017 Camp Street Prison incident is being used as the pretext to heighten surveillance and to promote invasion of privacy on the ground of so-called searches.The 180 degree turn in this matter is of grave concern and is very worrying to us in the FITUG.While we uphold and promote respect for the laws of the lands but must place on record our strongest condemnation at this revocation which, in effect, is not in keeping with established Trade Union rights and serves to deny citizens their rights as enshrined in the Constitution.The FITUG believes that this development does not augur well for our democratic future or for the touted ‘Good Life’ which is so elusive to the workers. We call on all right-thinking Guyanese to condemn this denial.Sincerely,FITUG
0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic waves to supporters as he steps off the Manchester United team coach in Gothenburg ahead of their friendly with Galatasaray on Saturday night. PHOTO/DAILYMAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, July 30- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has brought in his own physiotherapist to help him stay in shape for Manchester United.Italian Dario Fort has worked closely with Ibrahimovic throughout his career while at AC Milan and Paris St Germain where the two became firm friends. Fort has cut an imposing figure around United’s Carrington training complex, as he stands even taller than 6ft 5ins Ibrahimovic.It is clear though that the two have a special bond with the 34-year-old Swedish striker trusting Fort’s personalized fitness regime. Indeed the longest Ibrahimovic has been injured was a 46 day spell in 2014-15.Fort arrived in Manchester last week and is helping United’s new number nine to settle in. He has moved his family into the city centre’s Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, the former Free Trade Hall, where Winston Churchill delivered one of his most famous speeches and the Sex Pistols started the punk era.Ibrahimovic says his first days’ training gave him ‘positive vibes’. He said: ‘They seem to be good guys, quality players, they train very hard and, during the training, are very focused.‘The coach, he is direct, he is concrete, he says what he wants and the players are adapting. So there are only positive things.Ibrahimovic, who turns 35 in October, told MUTV: ‘I believe in working hard. Not only in games but even in training. The way you train is the way you play in the games – that’s my philosophy.‘Working hard, training hard and feeling good. Then you need to get the rhythm by playing games.’Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic has been praised by United boss Jose Mourinho for creating a friendly atmosphere in the dressing room.‘With Zlatan you may see someone with a big ego, big self-esteem, but it is in a positive way. When he is with the group, he is humble and friendly to everyone — integration is good,’ Mourinho told MUTV.‘Zlatan is a fantastic player and, immediately in training, we could feel what I call ‘functional empathy’ – people looking to him, him looking to connect with other players.‘He is an amazing link player, an amazing player. He could be anything on the pitch, not just a goalscorer.’Ibrahimovic and his United team-mates arrived in Sweden ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Galatasaray. But one player almost did not make it to Gothenburg.Midfielder Daley Blind left his passport behind and was late boarding the flight – but he did eventually manage to get on 15 minutes later than his team-mates and join them on the flight to Sweden.-By DailyMail–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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20. Takuma Asano (Arsenal) – Gooners are hoping this young Japanese star will be more Aaron Ramsey than Ryo Miyachi after landing him this summer. Hes got a great opportunity to prove himself over in Brazil. 8. Max Meyer (Schalke) – An attacking midfielder straight off the Schalke production line, Meyer is trying his best to get back into the senior Germany side after his one and only cap back in 2014. Hell be looking to showcase his talent and earn a gold medal in Brazil. 20 20 1. Neymar (Barcelona) – Oh, and you may have heard of this guy 16. Felipe Anderson (Lazio) – The Serie A flyer had a tough season in the Italian capital after an excellent 2014/15 campaign. He knows the Olympics offer an opportunity to prove himself as a world-class talent. 3. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – Click the right arrow for more players who could star at the 2016 Olympics… – Still in and out of the first team in the French capital, this could be where the defender finally emerges as an elite player. Barcelona are linked with a move for him this summer and some good showings could edge a deal closer. If you’re still mourning the end of Euro 2016, don’t fear, the Olympics in Rio are set to fill the gap in your life.Starting on Thursday, August 4, 16 national teams will be battling it out for the gold medal in Brazil, with the hosts favourite to claim victory.Each team has a squad of 18 Under-23 players, which can include three overage players.But who will be starring in over in South America? Here at talkSPORT we’ve picked out 20 stars who could shine at the Olympics.Click the right arrow above to see who we think could make a big impact at Rio 2016… 20 20 20 20 15. Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad) – Manchester City fans will certainly be keeping an eye on this gloveman. The goalkeeper is set to sign for the club and return to Real Sociedad on loan for season before joining up with Pep Guardiolas men. Joe Hart may be sweating. 10. Ali Adnan (Udinese) – The first Iraqi to play in Serie A, Adnan has earned comparisons to both Roberto Carlos and Gareth Bale. Hes a talented left-side star, thats for sure and scored against Genoa back in February. 20 12. Giovanni Simeone (Banfield) – Sometimes its tough following in your fathers footsteps but Giovanni is giving it a good go as his dad, Diego, manages Atletico Madrid with great success. The young striker was born in Spain but represents his fathers homeland. He could step out of his shadow with an impressive showing in Brazil. 11. Thiago Maia (Santos) – At just 19, Maia is already a mainstay in the Santos midfield. A deep-lying player, he combines an excellent eye for a tackle and an interception with skill and finesse. Hes already been linked with Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal, but claims hed like to play for Paris Saint-Germain after talking with Marquinhos. 20 20 13. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) – After mixed first campaign, cruelly interrupted by injury, the South Korean will want to find his form in Brazil before returning to Spurs in late August. If he can, he could really find his feet at White Hart Lane. 20 20 20 5. Davie Selke (Leipzig) – Selke shocked German football last summer when he swapped Werder Bremen for RB Leipzig, who were in 2. Bundesliga. Hes helped them earn promotion to the top-flight and now, the youngster, who was heavily criticised for the transfer, can warm German hearts with good displays in Brazil. 4. Hirving Lozano (Pachuca) – Hot prospect Lozano is a highly-rated 20-year-old and has already seen himself linked with a move to Manchester United. Nicknamed Chucky, he grabbed a goal and two assists in Pachucas 5-1 win over Leon on Sunday, July 17. 20 20 20 7. Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras) – After finding form in Brazil and being hailed by legendary striker Ronaldo, the forward will be hoping to be a hit in his homeland at the Olympics. Quick and with a good work ethic, its understandable Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in signing him. 19. Fabio Sturgeon (Belenenses) – Once linked with a move to Liverpool, the 22-year-old midfielder started 58 Primeira Liga games across the last two seasons so has plenty of experience at a tender age. He has an English father so will be an interesting watch. 6. Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen) – Bremen-born Brandt just missed out on Germanys Euro 2016 squad, so now will look to show Joachim Low what he missed over in Brazil. The wing wonder became the youngest player since Gerd Muller to score in six consecutive games back in April and shows real promise. 20 20 17. Teofilo Gutierrez (Sporting Lisbon) – A decent haul of 11 goals in 23 Primeira Liga matches sees the Colombian make it into their squad as an overage player. Off the field he seems like an interesting character, causing several problems on and off the field and was once escorted off the pitch at La Bombonera by riot police after an ill-advised gesture towards fans. Oh, and he once threatened a team-mate with a air rifle. Lets hope hes a little calmer at the Olympics. 18. Jonathan Calleri (Deportivo Maldonado) – A target for West Ham United, Calleri will be hoping to impress them and other suitors at the Olympics. His excellent movement off the ball makes him a very dangerous player. 14. Oribe Peralta (Club America) – The Olympics specialist returns. Picked as Mexicos overage star in 2012, Peralta helped them to gold by scoring four goals, including one in the final against Brazil. Can the 32-year-old do it again? His recent domestic form 43 goals in 83 games suggests he might. 20 20 2. Gabriel Barbosa (Santos) – You dont get called Gabigol and branded the next Neymar if youre not very good. Hes already scored twice in four appearances for the national team and continues to be rumoured with a transfer to Europe. 9. Niklas Sule (Hoffenheim) – A talented 20-year-old centre-back, Sules career progress was seriously threatened in December 2014 when he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament. Hes bounced back with aplomb though and made 33 starts last term and impressing onlookers with Liverpool reportedly keen on the defender. 20
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Beefed-up efforts to tighten the borders have failed to slow the flow of undocumented immigrants and are even discouraging illegal residents from returning to their home country, the author of a study released Tuesday found. A Pew Hispanic Center study found that undocumented immigrants pour past U.S. borders at a rate of 850,000 a year. As they arrive, they are finding a receptive labor market and staying longer. About one out of seven workers in Los Angeles County is now undocumented, compared with about one in 20 nationwide, the study found. “Once they come in, they are actually reluctant to leave,” said Jeffrey Passel, author of the study for the Pew Hispanic Center. Beefed-up border patrols and increased security are having unintended results, deterring many from recrossing the border, he said. “The \ Border Patrol is actually helping to keep people in the United States, rather than out.” Using Census Bureau data, Pew researchers estimate that 11.5 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants now live in the United States, up from 11.1 million last year and 8.5 million in 2000. About one-third of them arrived within the past 10 years, and more than half are from Mexico. Nationally, they make up more than one-fourth of the roofers, dry-wall installers, textile workers, butchers and meat processors, and they are at the center of a national immigration debate as the country becomes reliant on immigrant laborers in retail, hotel and restaurant industries. President George W. Bush has called for a program that would grant temporary guest-worker status to those already here, but Congress has rejected that. The report comes just as Congress prepares to battle once again over immigration policy. The House late last year voted to tighten border security in a sweeping bill that would make undocumented immigrants felons by their very presence and increase penalties for employers who hire them. The Senate, meanwhile, is expected to take up legislation by Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., seeking to find middle ground in the debate. Specter’s bill would create a temporary guest-worker program for illegal immigrants who entered the country before Jan. 4, 2004. In Los Angeles, where an estimated one resident in 10 is an undocumented immigrant, local leaders have taken up the cause. On Ash Wednesday, Cardinal Roger Mahoney – head of the largest archdiocese in the nation – called on his priests to defy proposed legislation that would force the church to deny service to nonresidents. The same day, the head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Maria Elena Durazo, joined major hotel, gaming and lodging associations to lobby senators for full legalization of undocumented workers. Immigration issues have fueled heated debates over day laborers and have even been the source of much racial tension within African-American communities starved for jobs. “We are at a crossroads,” said Fernando Guerra, director for the Center of the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount. “Institutions have to respond irrespective of their politics. They have to respond like the Catholic Church has, like the prison \ will have to and like the continuing and changing response of the school district.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3741
The trial of former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell has heard from the first of his alleged victims, who claims he was abused more than 100 times.talkSPORT’s Alex Dibble is covering the case from Liverpool Crown Court.Listen to his daily podcast here.
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen stalemate Mario Melchiot tells Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to be a ‘bad boy’“And Chelsea fans understand the context of the club at the moment, they’ve had a transfer ban, they’ve had to get rid of a couple of their best players and they’ve had a couple of big injuries.“There’s no way Frank hasn’t got a winning mentality and there’s no way his team played yesterday like people who aren’t winners, they played with a confidence and quality that winners have.” latest BIG PRESENTS UP TOP rookie error Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff “I hope they don’t get used to it. But I think it shows the people are ready for what the season is going to be for them, because clearly today, despite part of the performance and the result [being positive], the reality is in the numbers. Liverpool are ten points above Chelsea.”Murphy, however, disagrees with the Portuguese coach and told talkSPORT: ‘What’s wrong with applauding that?’Speaking to Jim White on Monday, the former Liverpool midfielder said: “I think [Mourinho] was unfair on Chelsea yesterday… in fact I disagree with him wholeheartedly.“I think it’s really refreshing for a group of supporters to be appreciative of a super performance, irrelevant of the result.“Small details change results in football; VAR ruling out their goal, [Mason] Mount’s chance late on, [Tammy] Abraham had a one-on-one. They had chances against the best defence in the Premier League. appointed statement Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Portsmouth vs Southampton (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTArsenal vs Nottingham Forest (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2MK Dons vs Liverpool (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTManchester United vs Rochdale (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Stoke vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTQPR vs West Bromwich Albion (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 “There’s nothing wrong with a group of supporters appreciating a team in a transitional period playing the right way and giving their all, because they did give their all, it was a heroic effort in the second half to try and get back into the game.“Young players giving their all, playing with quality, everybody at it and everybody playing together – what’s wrong with applauding that?“You don’t want to see your team lose every week, of course you don’t, but if you perform with energy, with heart and with quality you’re going to win some games. N’Golo Kante scored in the second half to give Chelsea hope of a comeback. While it didn’t come, fans still praised their team for their performance Jose Mourinho was ‘unfair’ in his criticism of Chelsea and their fans following Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool, according to Danny Murphy.The Reds continued their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge, but it was their toughest test of the campaign so far with the Blues pushing hard for a point in the second half.Chelsea fans were so impressed with their side’s performance that they clapped them off the pitch at full time, despite the result – which earned praise from Frank Lampard. Getty Images – Getty Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas On the supporters’ reaction, the boss told Chelsea TV: “Firstly the positives, the performance was really good. The second half was great. The crowd don’t applaud a team off unless they deserve it. Fans react to passion, energy and desire.”Mourinho said Liverpool ‘got lucky’ to win the match, but he did not appear so pleased with the Chelsea fans’ reaction and sent them a warning during his appearance as a pundit for Sky Sports.“I hope they don’t get used to it, that’s a very important thing,” he said. “When you start accepting defeats just because your team played well or the players gave their best and gave a performance for people to be proud of in terms of attitude and commitment – I think when you get used to it is when big clubs stop being big clubs. “They went toe-to-toe with Liverpool; they played with belief, had a good mentality, a nice balance, a good mixture of youth and energy and they controlled the game for long periods.“I think [Mourinho’s criticism] is unfair, especially when he knows the manager. Jose knows Frank better than anyone and you’re talking about a winner.“Frank has always been a winner, that guy never gave up until the last minute. In the big games he turned up and he was as bad a loser you could play against, Frank.“Jose knows his mentality, so it was a little bit of a dig for me.
Following Rangers’ 4-0 win over St Joseph’s in the first leg of their opening Europa League qualifier on Tuesday, Gerrard revealed he is closing in on signing another defender – who would be the club’s eighth summer addition. Rangers have been given first option to re-sign Ryan Kent – if Liverpool decide to let the winger leave on loan, STV Sport has learned.Kent is currently back at the Merseyside club for pre-season, with boss Jurgen Klopp keen to take a look at the 22-year-old.Kent is scheduled to fly out to the USA next week for Liverpool’s pre-season tour.The winger made 43 appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side last season, scoring six goals, and won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award.
This year’s Leo Molloy Darts Tournament takes place this Saturday 3rd March at 4pm SHARP in Kilcar and is open to all players, to enter contact Kilcar House, John Joes Bar , Kenneth Kennedy 086-8361698 or James Byrne 086-9969256 with a guaranteed €1,000 in prizes so please get your names in before 3pm Saturday. Also on the day the annual Youths competition starting at 1pm with names taken in Kilcar House from 12pm on the day, all players welcome last year’s event was won by Daniel Meehan.Roll of Honour2017 Michael Leech 6 Stephen Harron 32016 John Gallagher 6 Liam Gallagher 42015 Liam Gallagher 6 Antony Mularkey 12014 Charlie Grant 6 Amir Quiambao 12013 Campbell Jackson 6 Charlie Grant 12012 John Gallagher 5 John McGinley 22010 JJ Dolan 5 James Deery 22009 Brendan Dolan 5 John McGinley 22008 Brendan Dolan 5 John McGinley 22007 Gerald Harvey 5 Danny McDaid 02006 John Con McGinley 5 Brendan Dolan 42005 Martin McCloskey 5 Amir Quiambao 12004 Brendan Dolan 5 Declan Cunningham 22003 Brendan Dolan 5 Sean McGowan 22002 Sean McGowan 5 Martin McCloskey 32001 Martin McCloskey 5 Anthony Whoriskey 02000 Martin McCloskey 5 Gerald Harvey 0