Donegal Deputy accuses the Government of lying to the public

first_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal South-West Deputy, Pearse Doherty has accused the Government of lying to the public.The Sinn Fein Finance spokesperson said in the Dail yesterday evening that it was “absolute nonsense” that Ireland would face sixteen years of austerity if they were to receive a write-down on their debt.Deputy Doherty said Greece have been offered a write-down of 50%, and they’re only facing ten years of austerity measures.He said that by not even attempting to negotiate a write down debt on Ireland’s debt, the current Government had betrayed the Irish people:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/pdoc530lies.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Donegal Deputy accuses the Government of lying to the public Twitter By News Highland – November 3, 2011 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleSF Deputies Doherty and MacLochlainn walk out of Dail in protestNext articleRetired Garda’s son fined and threatened with jail News Highland Newsx Adverts Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

Continue reading

Serie A meeting Italian government to discover fate of season

first_imgThey hope the season will resume fully on June 20, with the goal of awarding the league title, defining promotions and relegations, before playing Italian Cup semi-finals, with the final in early August. The closing stages of the European club competitions could also be played in August. Three Italian clubs are still in the Champions League and two in the Europa League. Clubs returned to group training on May 19 but competitive action remains suspended until mid-June.The indications are that Spadafora and the government’s Scientific Technical Committee will agree to both implementing a health protocol and to resume the season.If there is a green light on Thursday, Lega Serie A will meet Friday to examine “the different calendar hypotheses” for the remaining Serie A and Italian Cup matches.The league wants competition to resume on the weekend of June 13-14, starting with four postponed fixtures — Atalanta-Sassuolo, Verona-Cagliari, Inter Milan-Sampdoria and Torino-Parma. ‘Risking safety’ But not everyone agrees with a return to the pitch and the packed schedule required with teams needing to play three matches a week, in hot summer conditions.Brescia and Torino, situated in the northern regions of Lombardy and Piedmont respectively, which accounted for nearly 60 percent of Italy’s COVID19 deaths, have consistently opposed to a return.”To finish this championship is forcing it in my opinion,” Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello said this week. “It’s risking the safety of the players.”Brescia are sitting last in the league, and have nothing to gain by concluding this nightmare season.Torino president Urbano Cairo, whose club are 15th, would also gladly abandon the season.”I bow to the majority choice,” said Cairo, voicing his concerns over “the short time between the end of this season and the start of the next one,” scheduled for September 1.AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the big stars of the championship, has already suffered a calf injury in training, and could be out for a month.”I think it’s chaos,” said Italy coach Roberto Mancini.”If I were to speak only as a coach, I would prefer it to stop and start calmly next season.”There is going to be an endless series of matches and I don’t know what state the players will be in.”On Friday, the ‘Plan B’ will also be analyzed at the Lega Serie A meeting, a format with short playoffs to determine the title, European places and relegation, if the season is again suspended, or all the matches not played.Another issue to be solved is that of players’ contracts and whether they can be extended to complete the season beyond its natural expiration.The issue of wage cuts also remains unresolved and liability in the event of illness remains complex. But one team who have been anxious to return to the pitch are Lazio.The Roman club were just one point behind leaders Juventus when the season was suspended, and within touching distance of the third Scudetto in the club’s 120-year history.”We miss football, I don’t speak only for myself or for our team. We hope that the right decision can be made soon to complete this championship,” said captain Senad Lulic.  Serie A’s hopes of following Germany and Spain back onto the pitch will be decided on Thursday in a meeting with the Italian government which will determine the fate of the season in Italy.Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora will tell representatives from the Italian football federation and Lega Serie A if the health conditions are right to return to action after nearly three months.The season has been on hold since March 9 when it was halted as coronavirus infections spread rapidly in Italy. The pandemic has killed almost 33,000 people in the country. Topics :last_img read more

Continue reading

Tale of the tape: Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh

Quarterbacks Ryan Nassib came through in the clutch against South Florida last weekend, leading SU the length of the field to victory. Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri has been unable to post decent stats (a five-to-three touchdown-to-interception ratio) or wins. Advantage: Syracuse Running backs The Orange continued to use Antwon Bailey more last week, and that’s a good thing. He was the perfect complement to Delone Carter. Though Dion Lewis has been a disappointment for Pittsburgh, Ray Graham has been just as much of a pleasant surprise.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Advantage: Even Wide receivers SU’s receiver cast is too depleted to win this matchup. The Panthers have six players with nine catches or more. Jon Baldwin (24 catches) and Mike Shanahan (19 catches) are their two biggest threats. Advantage: Pittsburgh Tight ends Nick Provo is third on the Orange with 12 catches on the season. He has established himself as an option for Nassib. Mike Cruz leads Pittsburgh tight ends with only four receptions. Advantage: Syracuse Offensive line This SU line is still inexperienced, judging by the amount of silly mistakes and penalties it committed against USF. The unit is in for another tough test with Pittsburgh’s defensive line. But Pittsburgh’s line is shaky, too, already having allowed 11 sacks to SU’s 12. Advantage: Even Defensive line The Panthers have too much balance here, with three separate defensive linemen — Jabaal Sheard, Chas Alecxih and Brandon Lindsey — having four sacks or more. Sheard has eight tackles for loss on the season. Advantage: Pittsburgh Linebackers Derrell Smith, Doug Hogue and Marquis Spruill have been as good as anticipated for the Orange. Pittsburgh’s linebacking corps doesn’t have the same kind of presence. Advantage: Syracuse Secondary Pittsburgh’s pass defense has given up just over 40 more yards per game than has Syracuse’s, albeit against stronger competition. SU’s unit is riding the waves, coming off a dominating performance against USF. Advantage: Even Special teams Mike Holmes leads the Big East in punt return average by a wide margin. Holmes averages 18.7 yards per return, a huge advantage in the field-position game. Advantage: Syracuse Coaching Dave Wannstedt’s pedigree has to win out here. He has a proven track record of success, while Doug Marrone has a start with last week’s win. Advantage: Pittsburgh — Compiled by Asst. Sports Editor Brett LoGiurato Comments Published on October 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ read more

Continue reading

Tipp hurlers moving in the right direction

first_imgTipp senior hurlers are moving in the right direction, following a slow start to the league.That’s according to John McGrath,who says they’ve gotten their campaign back on track following victories over Waterford and Wexford.The Premier take on Kilkenny this weekend in their fourth round fixture in Nowlan Park. John McGrath says it’s important they keep the work rate highTipp FM’s live coverage of this Sundays s Allianz Hurling League 4th round, Tipperary versus Kilkenny comes in association with Sullivan Family Butchers Brooklands, Nenagh. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

Continue reading