Elvira Andrés occupies the vacancy left by Ana Muñoz in the FEF

first_imgAna Muñoz has voluntarily left the Spanish Football Federation. He did it in December. In May 2018, she was appointed vice president for integrity issues, a new area that was established in the agency. I endorsed, among other things, her experience as general director of the CSD. A few weeks ago Ana Muñoz decided to leave her duties in the Spanish Federation after just a year and a half in it. Elvira Andrés, until now responsible for Compliance, will leave this area to become Vice President of the Board of Directors of the RFEF in the place vacated by Ana Muñoz In November 2018, Ana Muñoz was the only member of the Federation’s board of directors who voted to remove Andreu Subies of his position in the Federation when the former president of the Catalan Federation and economic vice president of the RFEF had an open cause for alleged diversion of funds for his own benefit. Muñoz voted against Subies at the extraordinary meeting of November 2018 once the allegations in his defense were heard in said Subies meeting, which remained as vice president after the vote. He only registered one vote against. Shortly after he came to resign, but Rubiales accepted it, although he finally did last March.In addition to all of the above, the Federation has launched a new project. The composition of the Equality Observatory, that the RFEF has created to continue advancing in this area and in which Spanish athletes of the highest level will be integrated, among them Laura del Río, Thais Enriquez and Lydia Valentín.last_img read more

Govt’s obsession with PPP/C caused them to turn a blind eye on crime

first_imgDear Editor,When the PNC/AFC coalition, or what you would like to call them, were in opposition, one of their manifesto promises was that they would curb crime. They promised the electorate that they would bring crime to a screeching halt because they had the willpower and the mechanisms to do it. It was a believable call because it also caught the eyes of the international community in our midst, they too were somehow convinced that the PNC-led coalition would do it. Here we had a group of individuals who – so it seems – would put a dent on crime once and for all. However, that veiled mask of putting an end to crime all came off when they got into office.There was a dramatic change in plans as soon as they took on the reins of power because, for starters, crime, criminals and crime-fighting got a new name and a new lease on life. Criminals got a sudden makeover, as they were given a pat on the back and released en masse by the PNC. The jubilee celebrations saw untold numbers being sent back into society to continue where they left off.The subtle message here was that you are no longer called criminals but you are “baptised” and given a new name. That message has been carried ever since by criminals throughout the length and breadth of Guyana as they have embarked on that nefarious mission that is unprecedented in our history. Crime got a spike and an upsurge which in many instances has seen deadly consequences.In addition to that deceptive appearance of bringing an end to crime, the PNC got into their age-old obsession of getting even with the PPP/C. They embarked on that mission with a vengeance rounding up every PPP/C person they could muster, with the sole aim of humiliating and incarcerating, and believe you me, if they had the “all’s clear” they would have done it, even going the full length of imprisoning their opponents without a trial. They would have incarcerated every last member of The PPP/C or anyone associated with that party had “the law” allowed it.So, millions were spent on the so-called crime-fighting as it pertains to getting the PPP and its associates all “locked up,” while turning a blind eye to the real cause and root evils of crime in society.So, the natural consequences of that obsession campaign saw the very Government of The PNC becoming criminals themselves with the many corrupt transactions they are embroiled in. And this has been the situation in Guyana to this very day, where criminals roam free while the ordinary citizenry languishes in misery.Sincerely,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Setting New Agenda for SWAL

first_imgEvery organization exists because it has something to contribute to society and with the importance of sports in our society; the Sports Writers Association of Liberia, SWAL exists because it has, like the Press Union of Liberia, much to entertain the disciples of sports.Regrettably, the death of Liberian soccer in 2002, after Lone Star’s inglorious loss to the Black Stars of Ghana, has not been able to awaken despite efforts before the outbreak of the Ebola virus.Another culprit against our sports revival is the invasion or easy access to international sports by fans. Today, Liberian soccer and in fact sports in general do not have much attraction like the period before 2002.While there are sports newspapers that secure their stories from the internet, there are still some of sports writers who ensure that local sports receive the necessary publicity to keep the spirit of local athletes in high gear.And that is where the Sports Writers Association of Liberia comes in. This organization has the responsibility to further the promotion of Liberian sports and athletes.It also has the duty to bring to prominence the prowess of local athletes who are making effort to come to the limelight. But sadly, events surrounding SWAL do not suggest that the organization has its objectives right.And that’s where I am worried about its lack of progress. At the recent elections that brought Mr. Roland Mulbah and his team to power last February, he boasted of his platform to provide a vibrant leadership that could have improve SWAL’s image.It has been seven months now since his administration took over SWAL and what is happening is not the realization of the vibrant leadership, among others that sports writers were informed.What is happening now is a sustained approach of disrespect to the leadership, with its attendant confusion, regarding the handling of SWAL’s finances.Information reaching me indicates that the president, secretary general and the treasurer are at loggerheads on issues involving SWAL’s funds.“Things are not going good in SWAL,” admitted Treasurer Momoh Siryon, “we need serious intervention.”Though he claimed he had sent letters of complaint to several members who are part of SWAL’s advisory committee, he claimed none has shown any interest.Along with his dissatisfaction about the leadership, he said are financial ills in SWAL that he believes only a serious intervention will restore SWAL’s dignity.While it is important for an intervention, I think it is about time, many of us, I included, must demand for a meeting with the intent to restore what is seriously needed to save the association.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New NDC officials of Regions 5, 6 sworn in

first_imgCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkan said he has noticed an ongoing change in governance at the community level in Guyana, in that a decentralised and fully autonomous system of governance is emerging.Then delivering the charge to the Councillors in the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) of Region Five, (Mahaica-Berbice), in the compound of the Fort Wellington Secondary School on the West Coast of Berbice (WCB), Bulkan said the current change allows people at the grassroots level to have a direct say in the development of their communities.“This system was entrenched in the Constitution of Guyana, but had been ignored by the previous administration,” Bulkan said. “The APNU/AFC Government has restored the system, and is committed to improving it and having it entrenched in the governance system to the extent that no future Government would ever be given the right to dispossess grassroots citizens of their rights to self-determination, entrenched in the laws of Guyana.”Minister Bulkan noted that Local Government Elections (LGE) held on November 12th this year have been the fourth such to be held in Guyana in nearly half a century; and the 2016 LGE, which were followed by the 2018 LGE, were the first ever to be held consecutively in the country after a dearth of 23 years.He assured Councillors of a “hands-off guarantee” from Central Government, citing Article 75 of the Constitution of Guyana, which gives Municipalities and Councils full autonomy for their activities without influence from Central Government.Minister Bulkan said: “Article 75 of the Constitution says that Parliament shall ensure that Local Democratic Organs (LDOs) shall be autonomous. That is, have the right to manage their own affairs.”He stressed that the Coalition Government had, in just over three years, ensured that the democratic credentials of the Local Government Councils are intact, and had provided considerable support by way of training and capacity building within councils.“We have been putting our money where our (mouths are),” he underscored.Minister Bulkan observed that there is more to be done, and heCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkan and the newly-sworn-in NDC Councillors of Region 6said Government would be aggressively pursuing a programme for the further empowerment of the local government system of governance in Guyana. “We are in a new era, an era of people’s empowerment”, he declared.The intention of the Coalition, he noted, is to have the system of decentralised governance so entrenched that citizens all across the country would realise the utility, validity and superiority of this approach to governance and would resist any attempt to resuscitate the old and discredited model of centralised governance.The Chairpersons for the ten Neighborhood Councils in Region Five were sworn in to office by Regional Executive Officer Ovid Morrison.Other attendees at this exercise included the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, Emil Mc Garrell; senior staffers of the Communities Ministry, senior officers of the Regional Democratic Councils, overseers of the NDCs, and other special invitees.The newly elected NDC leaders in Region Six, East Berbice-Corentyne, took the Oath of Office before Regional Executive Officer Kim Williams-Stephen on the Lawns of State House in New Amsterdam.Region 6 Chairman David Armogan called on the leaders to allow the people to participate in activities, and he said the leaders should be servants to the people, instead of things being the other way around.“Democracy is consulting with the people, allowing them to participate in the process of decision making; and that is what we expect from our newly elected councillors and vice chairs,” he said.Armogan also called on the community leaders to be fair in all aspects of the execution of their duties, and serve in a way that would make the lives of the citizens more comfortable.last_img read more

Online registration for outdoor soccer begins Saturday

first_imgRegistration is being capped so that the soccer club will be able to better organize their season, so organizers are recommending those interested register early.For those unable to pay online, you can still go down to the soccer club offices to make pay your fees for the season.The organization is looking for coaches and refs for the season. Anyone wanting to help out this season can visit the soccer club’s website by clicking here. – Advertisement –last_img

KELLY’S CENTRA WISH CUSTOMERS A HAPPY NEW YEAR BY SLASHING FUEL PRICES AGAIN!

first_imgThey’re at at again at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top! Management at the award winning service station are wishing customers a Happy New Year by slashing fuel prices again!HAPPY HOUR: FUEL PRICES SLASHED: Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top are at it AGAIN!They’ve already run the hugely successful and popular HAPPY HOUR fuel prices in the run-up to Christmas and they’re starting the NEW YEAR by adopting the same policy. Prices are being slashed from 4pm-6pm today.The prices are 128.9 cent per litre for UNLEADED and 118.9 cent per litre for DIESEL.KERO will also be slashed to 74 cent per litre.All the management and staff would like to wish all their loyal customers a Happy and prosperous New year.  KELLY’S CENTRA WISH CUSTOMERS A HAPPY NEW YEAR BY SLASHING FUEL PRICES AGAIN! was last modified: January 2nd, 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:Featuresfuel pricesKelly’s Centranewslast_img read more

KICK START THE NEW YEAR WITH CHARITY WALK/RUN IN AID OF CRUMLIN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

first_imgWhy don’t you kick-start 2015 in great fashion, by taking part in the annual New Year’s Day Atlantic Drive Walk/Run in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin.Last Year this event raised €12,133-70 and to date this walk has raised €252,079-21. This is the 15th year and the walk begins at the Singing Pub and ends at the Singing Pub with beautiful coastal views along the routeWe encourage people to come out “to do a good deed” to start the New Year and shake off the Xmas cobwebs” and bring the family as its also a great fun day. There will be Soup and Sandwiches for every one and of course Minerals-Sweets for everyone on the way tooThe Civil Defence and the Garda are all organised and a roaming car for anyone who needs a helping handFor Sponsorship Cards contact Eleanor 086.841.2070 or Sophia .087.205.4298 or Darren 087.121.4019 Eleanor Mooney the organiser of this Event hopes to see you all on New Year’s DayAnd thanks to each and everyone of you for your support.  KICK START THE NEW YEAR WITH CHARITY WALK/RUN IN AID OF CRUMLIN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL was last modified: December 16th, 2014 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:FeaturesnewsNoticslast_img read more

Watch: Ins-PI-rational Math whizz recites Pi to more than 100 places!

first_imgOne young Donegal student celebrated Pi Day this week with an incredible recitation. Jonathan Mullins, a first year pupil at Coláiste Chineál Eoghain in Buncrana, recounted pi to 119 decimal places!Pi Day is a worldwide celebration of a very important number in the maths world. It is marked on March 14th each year, as 3.14 is the approximate beginning of the number. There is said to be more than 22 trillion digits found after the decimal point, and experts are still discovering more.Jonathan Mullins proved to his teachers that he has a very impressive memory on Tuesday last when he made this video:Watch: Ins-PI-rational Math whizz recites Pi to more than 100 places! was last modified: March 17th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Coláiste Chineál Eoghainmathslast_img read more

BODY FOUND IN SEARCH FOR MISSING DONEGAL MAN

first_imgMissing: BarryBreaking News: SCOTTISH police have confirmed they have found the body of a man not far from where a County Donegal man went missing ten days ago.Barry Doherty, 25, from Carndonagh, had been last seen in Paisley on Monday, July 15 by his father who lives in the town.His mum had travelled to Scotland yesterday from Carn to help in the search. Posters had also been distributed at Celtic’s match with Cliftonville on Tuesday. However Barry’s sister Cathie says she now fears the worst after the body of a man was found last night by Renfrewshire Police.A post mortem will be carried out later today.“I really hadn’t wanted to tell anyone until everything was confirmed – but there was a male body found,” she said.“It has not been identified, and will not be identified until tomorrow. It was found close to where Barry went missing, and while we’re fearing the worst – we’re still hoping for the best. “We obviously appreciate all your well wishes – and understand your rush to sympathise – we just don’t know yet.”A spokesman for police in Paisley said officers are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in the town.Barry Doherty, was last seen at his home at Langcraigs Terrace, Paisley when he left the house around 11pm on Monday July 15.Scottish police had made a TV appeal for information earlier this week.The family have praised officers for their work in trying to find Barry. BODY FOUND IN SEARCH FOR MISSING DONEGAL MAN was last modified: July 25th, 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:barry dohertybodyCarndomaghMissing Donegal ManPAISLEYpolicelast_img read more

CHARMED WEEK AHEAD FOR DONEGAL WEATHER

first_imgTHE SUNNY North West is set for another week of good weather – as torrential downpours affect Munster, Connacht and Leinster.The latest forecast from Met Eireann does show temperatures falling back from the heat of last week – and we will see some rain by mid-week.But our charmed existence in Sunny Donegal is set to continue for a few more days, said the national forecaster. Met Eireann has issued a weather warning for the south of the country with a flood warning in several areas as up to 40mm of rain could fall in some parts.“But the North West will continue to have hazy sunshine and temperatures of up to 19C this weekend,” said a spokesman.That’s great news for all the festivals taking place in Donegal this weekend, in particular in Ardara and Glencolmcille – and of course at the award-winning Rory Gallagher tribute festival in Ballyshannon where up to 12,000 people are enjoying ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and Horslips.Temperatures will fall back to around 15C through the rest of the week; and it will be chilly inland at night. We will get some rain by Tuesday or Wednesday, but nothing like the downpours hitting the south of the country. CHARMED WEEK AHEAD FOR DONEGAL WEATHER was last modified: June 3rd, 2012 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:CHARMED WEEK AHEAD FOR DONEGAL WEATHERlast_img read more