Barton charged for betting

first_imgBarton is alleged to have placed 1,260 bets on football matches – breaking FA rule E8 – over a 10-year period, from 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.Sky Sports News HQ understands the FA has only just concluded its investigations and was only recently informed of the betting patterns by a bookmaker.There are no details of which matches he is alleged to have bet on but it is likely that these games will include domestic fixtures.Barton, who has just re-joined Burnley, will have until January 5 to answer the charges.The 34-year-old was handed a one-match suspension for breaking Scottish Football Association betting rules during his short stint at Rangers.The midfielder admitted breaching the SFA’s zero-tolerance rules, which forbid players gambling on any match.He placed 44 bets on games between July 1, 2016 – when his Ibrox deal started – and September 15.His Scottish suspension will carry over into his Burnley career.Burnley released a short statement on Friday confirming they were aware of the charge and would discuss the issue with Barton.”Burnley Football Club have today been made aware of FA charges brought against Joey Barton relating to historical betting on football matches,” it read.”The club will be discussing the matter with Joey and his legal representatives and will be making no further comment on the matter at this time.”last_img read more

Govt cannot trample upon Article 106 (7)

first_imgDear Editor,Reference is made to an editorial titled, “GECOM and elections in three months” in which criticism is levelled at both GECOM and Government for delays regarding calling new elections after the successful passage of the December 21 no-confidence motion, despite the Constitution requiring a new election within three months (see Article 106 (7)).Specifically, the editorial states: “All of the talk that has emanated from APNU+AFC as it relates to the holding of house-to-house enumeration for a new list is pure fatuity. House-to-house enumeration is always desirable if you have the money and time. However, the Constitution rules. It says elections in three months with an extension of the timeframe only being possible if two-thirds of the National Assembly agrees to such.”First, a point already raised by this writer in a letter dated January 12, 2019 in Stabroek News (see “Since December 21, the Constitution says Guyana has a ‘defeated’ Gov’t which is, therefore, a caretaker regime”), Government should not have been allowed to replace the constitutionally-mandated three-month timeframe with its premeditative standard of GECOM’s readiness or “administrative capabilities.”Clearly, this occurred on January 9, 2019, in a meeting between Government and the Opposition, where the former imposed this new threshold or standard (that is, GECOM’s readiness) for calling new elections that do not exist in the Constitution. Secondly, while the Opposition may be credited for having participated in this meeting in good faith, someone may now argue that Government and the Opposition acted as if they were supreme laws onto themselves that day.The Opposition should have objected to this “readiness” standard, if one will, and instead, demand a timeframe for new elections. All this new talk of house-to-house registration by Government is simply its groundwork to force the Opposition to agree to an extension of time to call new elections.However, the law should not be used simultaneously as both a sword and a shield. That is, Government cannot trample upon Article 106 (7) outside of Parliament today, and then run to Parliament tomorrow and use this very Article 106 (7) to beg for mercy.Finally, the Opposition should have already issued a statement that it will not agree to any extension of time to hold new elections by way of Parliament, in light of Government’s bad-faith delay tactics.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertablast_img read more

MIA, UN-Habitat, Others Launch National Urban Policy

first_imgThe Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), in collaboration with UN-Habitat and the Cities Alliance recently started the National Urban Policy (NUP) in the country.The policy will provide a coordinating framework to deal with the most pressing issues relating to rapid urban development, including slum prevention and regularization, access to land, basic services and infrastructure.It will also take into consideration urban legislation, delegation of authority to sub-national and local governments, financial flows, urban planning regulations, urban mobility and urban energy requirements, as well as job creation.Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Urban Affairs, Stephen Neufville said when completed, the policy will bring about enormous changes in the spatial distribution of people, resources, as well as the use and consumption of land. Mr. Neufville said the process is strongly linked to social and economic developments which will benefit the country.The policy will create wealth and opportunities, thus enabling better use of assets and the creation of new ones for the people.“The country’s population is growing and as such, Liberians need to mitigate its negative (impacts) and promote an “urban paradigm shift,” but we need a coordinated approach and clear policy directions for our people,” he said. “We need to take ownership of the process, because it is a Liberian initiative. For long we have been complaining about construction in alley ways and lack of zoning. The policy will help redesign the city structure,” he emphasized.“As we approach our Vision 2030, the Policy is part of that document, because it is intended to create a middle income country for us. We want to generate income in such a way that people will be lifted out of poverty,” he added.Minister Neufville further said the policy is not to discourage people to go away from the city, but rather to put measures in place that will improve the urbanization and economic empowerment of Liberians.Ms. Manka Bajaj, Urban Policy and Planning Officer of UN-Habitat, thanked the government for the level of work done that led to the official launch of the policy.Ms. Bajaj is also Director of Regional and Metropolitan Unit at MIA. She said Liberians need to take the policy seriously because it will create more opportunities.“We consider the launch as a beginning of this project; it is very good to see the MIA lead such an amazing process and we hope that the MIA can contribute to the process. I am very happy to see Liberians coming together to define a shared vision for the national urban policy of their country,” she said.Rebecca T. Benson, chairperson of the National Council of Mayors, who spoke on behalf of city mayors in the country, expressed gratitude to the organizers for the launch of the policy.She pledged support of all the mayors to work with national government in fulfilling the policy.The launch brought together government officials, including commissioners, city mayors and representatives from the private sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

England have a new prince – and his name is Harry

first_imgCritics were sharpening their pencils. He had never won a trophy with Tottenham. He had never scored in a major tournament. He had failed to find the net in four appearances at Euro 2016 and in the big Champions League matches against the likes of Real Madrid.Kane, scorer of a remarkable 59 Premier League goals in the past two seasons, was even goaded by a Russian reporter in the pre-match press conference about his lack of silverware.“Maybe I’ll be sitting here in four weeks with the big gold one,” he quipped back.He had a score to settle and all he needed was two opportunities on Monday at the Volgograd Arena, just two strikes on target.He scored both, the second in breathless fashion with a clever, composed, far-post header as the clock ticked past 90 minutes to give England a precious 2-1 win.On the biggest stage of all, it had taken him just 11 minutes to open his account as England swept forward in waves.John Stones’s header was clawed out by goalkeeper Mouez Hassen and the ultimate poacher Kane was there to volley home the rebound sweetly.“It was him who was always there at the right time,” admitted Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul, whose defenders had spent most of the match wrestling Kane to the ground to keep him quiet.Tunisia lost track of Kane only twice from set pieces in 91 minutes. It cost them two goals, and the match. “He is the optimal striker,” said Maaloul.Kane was less enthused about his treatment, but knows he is a marked man and can expect more of the same as the tournament progresses.– Compelling stats –Harry Kane scored in the 91st minute for England 0Shares0000Harry Kane celebrates after England won their World Cup opener against Tunisia© AFP Nicolas ASFOURIVOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 19- Harry Kane rose emphatically to the World Cup challenge in England’s opening match against Tunisia, scoring a last-gasp winner to give Gareth Southgate’s side lift-off in Russia.It was a remarkable World Cup debut for Kane, who bore the added pressure of the captain’s armband and the weight of a nation on his 24-year-old shoulders. “I was a bit disappointed by the referee not saying anything on corners, I couldn’t get them off me,” Kane said. “But all we can do is get on with the game.”Kane largely disappeared for the 80 minutes that separated his goals, but he has that indefinable quality that elevates great strikers above the rest — he will always, somehow, find a way to earn one last chance, and one is generally all he needs.“In the back of our minds, we thought that it could be one of those days where it doesn’t go our way,” Kane admitted after the match.“But that’s why you work so hard, so you can go to 90-plus minutes to win a game. We got lucky and we got the goal in the end.”He is now on the path to joining the company of England World Cup legends.The last man to score twice for England in a World Cup match was 1986 Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker, against Cameroon in Italia 90.And in one match Kane now has doubled the World Cup goals tally of England’s record scorer Wayne Rooney, who played in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 tournaments.Kane’s stats are compelling: he has eight goals in the six games he has worn the England armband, 11 in his past eight games for the Three Lions.“If he hadn’t scored, I’d be answering questions about his ability to score in tournament football,” said Southgate, almost tired of people doubting Kane’s ability.“The only thing he hasn’t done now is score in August. He’s moved every other barrier, and I’m personally delighted for him.”There will be harder battles ahead, Belgium lie in wait after Panama on Sunday.But Monday was a dream start for Harry, England’s new prince.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Saudi Arabian club confirm capture of West Ham forward Modibo Maiga

first_img1 Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr have announced the signing of Modibo Maiga from West Ham – although the London club say nothing has been confirmed.A tweet from Al Nassr’s official account on Monday said that the 27-year-old Mali international had signed a two-year contract.But there has been no notification from the Hammers and, when contacted by Press Association Sport, a spokesman said nothing has been confirmed yet.The tweet from @AlNassrSaudiFCe read: “#ALNASSR signed a 2 year contract with former @whufc_official’s forward, Modibo Maiga. Congratulations.”Maiga joined West Ham for £4.7million from Sochaux three years ago but has since had loans at QPR and Metz.If he does leave, he does so having scored in West Ham’s 4-3 defeat to Bournemouth in the Premier League last weekend. Modibo Maiga last_img read more

Relegating Man United and Sanogo winning Wednesday the UCL – Your best Football Manager moments

first_img1 Zidane at Bishop’s Stortford and other great Football Manager moments Now Football Manager 2016 is finally out, fans of the game can settle down and begin trying to capture those special moments all over again.Everyone has one and here, talkSPORT asked users on Twitter what their finest hour as a fake manager is.From Zinedine Zidane gracing the Bishop’s Stortford turf to Yaya Sanogo firing Sheffield Wednesday to Champions League glory, have a look at some of the responses.Have a better moment? Join the debate @talkSPORT using #FMBestMomentlast_img


first_imgIsla Callister-WaferTWO students from the Isle of Man are to spend time in the Donegal gaeltacht this summer as part of the ongoing revival of Manx on the island.Manx (Gaelg/Gailck) Manx is a Celtic language spoken on the Isle of Man/Ellan Vannin. It is closely related to Ulster Irish and Scottish Gaelic of Galloway and was brought to the Isle of Man by settlers from those areas during the 5th century AD.Culture Vannin, the island’s culture department, has announced the first two recipients of a bursary scheme for young fluent speakers of Manx. The bursary will enable them to attend the summer school in Irish language and culture run by Oideas Gael in Glencolmcille.The first two successful recipients of the scheme are Isla Callister-Wafer and Erin McNulty.Erin is currently studying French and Linguistics at the University of Oxford whilst Isla will start her degree in Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow this year.Both attended QEII High School where they studied Manx, whilst Isla is also an ex-pupil of the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh in St Johns. The bursary scheme is named after Manxman and academic, Professor Brian Kaneen, a professor and lecturer in German and Linguistics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia who was keen to see young Manx speakers given the opportunity to experience other Gaelic languages, especially Ulster Irish.Adrian Cain, Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin, said: “Both are exceptionally talented students who not only have a deep understanding of Manx but a wide range of other interests that include music and minority languages.“It’s a superb reflection on the Island that we have two very talented students representing us this summer in Donegal – they’ll do the Island proud!’We look forward to welcoming them! MANX SPEAKING STUDENTS WIN LANGUAGE BURSARIES TO GLENCOLMCILLE was last modified: April 20th, 2016 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:celtic nationsGlencolmcilleIsle of ManManxOideas Gaellast_img read more


first_imgNaomh MhuireThe under 8s and under 10s resume training this Saturday in the Sportshall at the RCS. Training will be outdoors if the weather is good enough so come prepared for indoor/outdoor session. The under 8s will train from 11am – 12pm with the under 10s training from 12pm – 1pm. Under 8s training is for children born in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Under 10 training is for children born in 2002 and 2003.Under 12 training continues every Tuesday at the RCS from 7pm – 8pm. This is for children born in 2000 and 2001. Training for under 14s, under 16s and minor players takes place in the Aislann in Ranafast every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and on Saturday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. It is important that all players in these age groups are in attendance as the under 14 and minor leagues are due to start in March.Great News that Naomh Mhuire GAA Club is winners of the Cope Rewards scheme 2011 earning the prize of €1275 over competition from Dungloe GAA Club, Na Rossa GAA Club and the RNLI.This money goes straight into facility and coaching development at the Banks. The club would like to thank all who took out the rewards keys in the clubs name and for supporting the initiative at the Cope in Annagry and Dungloe. We were the best shoppers in both stores which is a reflection of the great support locally.We would like to thank the Cope for setting up this scheme and we look forward to working with them again in 2012. We also received sponsorship through the Cope Community trust early this year and their local support has been outstanding. Go raibh maith agaibh uilig.Kick start to healthy eating. Great turnout to healthy eating initiative 30 men and women weighed in as a start to either losing a few pounds, eating better and getting fit as part of a group. This is an all are welcome initiative and everyone should feel free to join in at any stage. Initial registration is €10 and then €5 weekly with all monies in January going to Ladies football at Naomh Mhuire. Every Wednesday at 7pm at the Mullaghderg Banks. Lotto details for week 4th January. Jackpot 740 euro. No winner. There were two match 3 winners – Eileen Boyle – Doirenamainsear. Ainsley Devenney – Rann na Feirste. Numbers were 9-14-18-19.100 Club December draw: E400; Ladies Board. E200; John Boyle – Mullachdubh/Ballyboden Wanderers. E100 each; Timmy Rodgers – Carrickfin, Cian Doherty – Carraicachoill, Michael Sharkey – Anagaire and Ciaran McGinley – Coilcheim.Last weekend the economic crisis in our Country has really hit home with the closure of The Rosses Bar,Mullachdubh. Neddie’s as it is locally know has been a good sponsor of our club down through the years and will be sorely missed by the community. We wish Gary, Roseleen and family the best of luck and hope when things start to improve economically they can open up for business again. Slan go foill.Check out our club website GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: January 10th, 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:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 4, 12, 25 and 29 129. There was one winner of Match 3 Numbers. Willie Tully, Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,200 and Match 3 is €60.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Pauline Mohan, Tullintane. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,100 on 50 calls.The A.G.M. was on last Friday in the Tara Hotel. CLG Na Cealla Beaga AGM 13-01-2012 Vice Chairman – John O’SullivanAssistant Secretary – Andrew MullenPRO – Charles TullyOifig Na Gaelige – Shane MurrinRegistrar – Rita Nolan & Kathleen McCabeInsurance Officer – Ed ByrneCoaching Officer – Joe McBreartyCounty Board Delegate – Bernard ConaghanPresident – Patsy McGowanVice President – Eddie McGuinnessSenior Team Manager – Joe McBreartyU-21 Manager – Andrew MullinLadies Manager – Margaret McHugh, Mairead Gallagher, Betsy McGuinnessSome more positions to be filled…” Club Membership is now due. You can pay Rita Nolan or Kathleen McCabe.Family             –           €50Single              –           €30Student           –           €15Minor              –           €10Ladies start back training on Wednesday 25th of January in St Catherine’s Vocational school gym at eight o clock. New players are welcome. The Club will be having a Scrap Metal Collection in Eamon Byrne Memorial Park on Saturday the 28th of January. All types of scrap metal will be accepted and any enquiries please contact Bernard 0861755621 or Macdara 0879119505GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 17th, 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny 24/7 News:This weekend saw club members take part in a number of events all around the county and country. On Saturday a large contingent headed to Omagh and the Tri the Lough Sprint Triathlon. Siobhan Gallagher was the best result for the club finishing third woman overall behind her team mates from the Triathlon Ireland Performance squad.John Conaghan was again showing consistent racing and claimed first in his age group for two weeks running after clinching the same accolade in Ennis the week prior. Anne Robinson, who only completed her first triathlon a few weeks ago, took second in her age group and her sister, Emma McGee was third in hers. There was strong performances all around from the club participants with some notable improvements.On Sunday, three members took part in the Velocity Man Triathlon in Moville and hosted by Triangle Triathlon club who are based in Limavady. Siobhan Gallagher, fresh from her race the day before in Omagh, took first place in the women’s section, with Orlaith Fogarty in second place and Colin Dean took first in his age group. No timed results were available at time of going to print. Loughrea, Co. Galway also hosted a Sprint triathlon on Sunday, George Rahani completed his race in 1.26.04. Club junior Aoibheann O’Grady was also racing in a shorter distance and completed her race in 51.46 and 4th in her age group.The Danny McDaid 15Km road race in Letterkenny on Sunday was also a draw for a number of club members. Gavin Crawford was first 24/7 racer across the finish line in 53.52. Margaret and Pauric Kelly and Damian McGoohan used the race as part of their training block for the Ironman Copenhagen in a few weeks. Liam Tinney was pleased with his time of 1.1033 given that he had raced in Omagh the day before.Please check the club website, or the clubs Facebook page for training schedules. Results for the races are as follows:Tri the Lough, OmaghSiobhan Gallagher           1.06.59John Conaghan                 1.08.41 Paul Dillon                           1.10.52Ben George                        1.11.53Brian Sweeney                  1.16.46Karl Sweeney                    1.17.43 Liam Tinney                        1.18.30Cathal Roarty                     1.19.17Stephen Sweeney           1.19.33Emma McGee                   1.20.22Johnny Duffy                     1.23.22Anne Robinson                 1.25.58Danny Mc Daid 15 Km Road RaceGavin Crawford                53.52Paul Doherty                      57.09Paul Cullen                          58.29Martin Devenney            59.39John Daly                             1.03.11LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETE SIOBHAN GALLAGHER WINS WOMEN’S SECTION AT VELOCITY TRIATHLON was last modified: August 4th, 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:Sportlast_img read more