Vilda: “It’s a team that chooses to win any tournament”

first_imgJorge Vilda, the head of the Spanish Women’s National Team, has pronounced on what will be the debut of the national team in the SheBelieves Cup. He will face Japan, of whom he has spoken very well. “It is a selection that stands out for its discipline, for its technical quality, for its solidarity“, has declared.“It is a practically offensive team, with leading players like Sugita or Iwabuchi. They were both in the team that was crowned champion in Costa Rica in 2017 with the U17. They were our rival in the final and we lost 2-0“Vilda recalled.” They are going to meet players who were with us in that World Cup. It is one more motivation to overcome a team that is very powerful, players that are technically very powerful. It is a team that soon chooses to win any tournament, ”he concluded. Beautiful: “We are privileged. The SheBelieves is special ”Jenni Hermoso was in charge of speaking in the previous match of the debut in the SheBelieves Cup. The Barcelona striker talked about the danger of the Japanese team and said his goal is to enjoy and try to winof courseJapanese national team: “We know that it is a very tidy team that plays football very well. It has a very personal style that few selections in the world has. It won’t be an easy matchl, but it’s more or less what we are used to in this Selection lately. We will enjoy but we also think about winning the game, of course. ”SheBelieves Cup: “Being here is a past, it shows in the environment that exists and everything around us. It is nothing like what we have found in other tournaments. I think we are privileged to be here to measure ourselves to the best selections. As I said, we come to enjoy, but we can take the tournament much better. We don’t quit. “last_img read more

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Federer advances to Australian Open semifinal against Chung

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 36-year-old Swiss star overcame a shaky start, dropping his opening service game and uncharacteristically challenging the chair umpire because of a technological fault, before winning 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night.“I had to get a bit lucky. A bit angry. A bit frustrating maybe at the umpire,” Federer said. “Anyway, glad to get out of that first set. It was key to the match.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkChung became the first Korean to make a Grand Slam tennis semifinal when he beat No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the afternoon match on Rod Laver Arena.The 21-year-old Chung hadn’t let up when upsetting No. 4 Alexander Zverev or six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic en route to the quarterfinals, but he let his guard down in the last game and needed six match points and to fend off two break points to hold off Sandgren. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Switzerland’s Roger Federer reaches for a backhand return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer beat long-time rival Tomas Berdych to set up an Australian Open semifinal against Hyeon Chung, a champion of the so-called Next Generation.Defending champion Federer extended his winning streak to 14 in Australian Open quarterfinals and to nine in a personal duel with Berdych that dates to the 2004 Olympics. The 19-time major winner wins that head-to-head contest 20-6, including all five meetings at Melbourne Park.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Back to dominant ways as Zark’s-Lyceum sticks to system “In last game, I think at 40-love … if I win one more point, I make history in Korea. I have to think about the ceremony, something,” he said, explaining how he got slightly ahead of himself. “After deuce, break point. I was like, no, nothing to do with ceremony. But just keep playing — keep focused.”Then he fully embraced the moment, joking in an on-court TV interview, introducing the audience to his parents and his coach, and taking the microphone to speak in Korean to millions of new tennis fans back home.“I think all the people is watching Australian Open now because we make history in Korea,” he said.The No. 58-ranked Chung is the lowest-ranked man to reach the Australian Open semifinals since Marat Safin in 2004. He’s also the youngest to reach the last four at a major since Marin Cilic did it here in 2010.With Chung already through, and Kyle Edmund playing No. 6 Cilic in the other half of the draw, it’s the first time since 1999 that multiple unseeded players have reached the Australian Open semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Two women who’ve been to this stage at a Grand Slam before will meet in the last four. One has two major titles, the other still seeks a breakthrough. Top-ranked Simona Halep recovered from an early break to win nine straight games in a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 6 Karolina Pliskova and set up a semifinal match against 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, who routed U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2.Kerber has been the only Grand Slam singles champion in the women’s draw since her third-round win over Maria Sharapova. Two-time French Open finalist Halep has had a tougher road — having to save match points in a third-round win over Lauren Davis that finished 15-13 in the third — to reach the semifinals at Melbourne Park for the first time.Not that Chung’s run has been routine. His big wins of Zverev and Djokovic have drawn extra attention to a player who last November won the inaugural Next Generation title.He was too consistent for Sandgren, a 26-year-old American who had never won a match at a Grand Slam tournament or beaten a top 10 player until last week.Sandgren’s unexpected surge to the quarterfinals — he beat 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka and No. 5 Dominic Thiem en route to the quarterfinals — was overshadowed by heavy scrutiny of his Twitter account and his follows and retweets of far-right activists.Kerber has had no serious distractions on a 14-match winning streak, and is hoping to emulate her breakout year in 2016.She won the Australian and U.S. Open titles two years ago and reached the No. 1 ranking, but slipped into the 20s last year. She didn’t win a title between the 2016 U.S. Open and the Sydney International earlier this month.Seeded 21st, her first three wins were in straight sets but a fourth-round struggle against No. 88 Hsieh Su-wei had commentators wondering if Kerber was in 2016, or 2017 form.She responded with six service breaks against the No. 17-seeded Keys, finishing off the match in 51 minutes and improving her record to seven wins in eight matches against the American.“I am just trying to find the feeling back that I had, like 2016, and just enjoying my time,” Kerber said. 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Teaching standards important for accountability – Dr Douglas Slater

first_imgStandards for the teaching profession were important as they held both Governments and practitioners accountable, Caricom Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development, Dr Douglas Slater said on Wednesday.Dr Slater was at the time addressing the opening of the two-day Regional Consultations on Developing Standards for the Teaching Profession in Latin America and the Caribbean Region.British Virgin Islands Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Natalio Wheatley, Assistant Secretary General in charge of Human and Social Development at the Caricom Secretariat, Dr Douglas Slater and Antigua and Barbuda Education, Science and Technology Minister Michael S BrowneThe event is being held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre in Georgetown, Guyana. Educators, educator trainees, Government Ministers, representatives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and various other stakeholders attended the opening.Describing the forum as timely, Dr Slater said the consultation also acknowledged the challenges being faced in education and sustainable development.According to him, the standards held Governments accountable and responsible for their educational investments and also held practitioners accountable for the time students invested in the classroom and the time parents were required to invest in schools to support the success of learners.“The standards should be constructed as the lens that educational stakeholders, parents and students use to make sense of and monitor the outcomes of education as a social investment,” he stated.Members of the audience of the opening of the Regional Consultations on Developing Standards for the Teaching Profession in Latin America and the Caribbean Region on WednesdayAntigua and Barbuda Education, Science and Technology Minister Michael S Browne, who also spoke at the opening, focused on three areas which he said were crucial to developing standards for the teaching profession. The areas were context, content, and continuous assessment. In relation to context, he said the purpose of what was being taught and to whom was vital, while continuous assessment would inform educators about why they had been teaching.British Virgin Islands Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Natalio Wheatley said it was important to set a high threshold for those wishing to enter the profession. He said the British Virgin Islands had considered issuing licences to teachers and this would be one way of evaluating teachers and would not be used as a punitive measure but as a means of offering help to them.Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson spoke on behalf of Guyana’s Education Minister. He was also of the opinion that establishing standards for the teaching profession was timely and stated that they were needed for the transformation of the education sector.Director of the UNESCO Office in Kingston, Katherine Grigsby, in her remarks, said Caricom had an important role in streamlining teaching standards. She said the framework that would be developed during the consultation was expected to be inspirational rather than instructive.Deputy Vice Chancellor for Planning and International Engagement of the University of Guyana, Dr Barbara Reynolds made the keynote address. She gave a PowerPoint presentation in which she highlighted that psychology was an important component of teaching. She urged participants to think about equipping teachers with standards that would help them to groom students to be what they wanted to become, how to learn, and how to live with each other.This is the second in a series of Consultations which are being held in each of the five UNESCO regions. The first regional consultation workshop covered the Africa region and took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 18-19, 2019. Following each regional consultation workshop, a group of international experts meets to review and discuss the input generated from the stakeholder discussions.last_img read more

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Atieno hat-trick steers Starlets past Mozambique

first_imgAtieno twice equalized after Mozambique had gone ahead with youngster Mwanahalima ‘Dogo’ Adam scoring the third in the 84th minute. Atieno made it four with three minutes left on the clock as substitute Phoebe Owiti put the icing on the cake with a late sumptuous freekick.“We had a strategy coming into the second half because Mozambique had taken us by surprise in the first half. We decided to be patient building up from behind and the strategy worked. I brought in faster players in the second half and that worked well for us,” an excited Kanyi said after the victory.Esse Akida’s striking partner at Harambee Starlets Neddy Atieno controls the ball during the match against Uganda Cranes on September 11, 2016 in Jinja, Uganda. PHOTO/COURTESYStarlets started the match superbly attacking form the opening minute and Mercy Achieng had a shot come off the bar in the 19th minute after finding shooting space on the left.But Mozambique struck when least expected, Lucia Leila curling a superb freekick from the edge of the box catching keeper Jenipher Odhiambo off guard.Starlets however equalized just three minutes later when Neddy struck low from inside the box after outmuscling two of her markers.In the second half, Mozambique started better off the blocks and they just needed a minute to get back on top, Lucia completing her brace after being given shooting space by the Kenyan defense from the edge of the area.Ten minutes later though, Starlets were back in contention with a well worked goal. Wendy Achieng lobbed over her markers before volleying home a cross from the left which was headed home by a diving Atieno inside the box.New Harambee Stars head coach Richard Kanyi during draining on Thursday, August 31. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe game turned into a full contest with coach Kanyi bringing in Janet Bundi for Lucy Mukhwana, a change meant to add pace in attack. Kenya dominated play, but they could not get the right finishing tact.In the 80th minute, Bundi had a chance after out-stepping her marker, but her eventual shot went over. A minute later, Atieno had a chance after finding shooting space on the right, but the effort went wide.But those were just warning signs to Mozambique and the floodgates opened in the 84th minute when Adam struck from close range after Owiti’s shot inside the box from a Dorris Anyango cross bumped off a Mozambican defender and Adam pounced to strike home.Atieno completed her hat-trick in sublime fashion in the 87th minute, beautifully chesting down a Wendy Achieng cross from the left before shooting to the bottom right wither weaker left foot.Owiti then put the icing on the cake at the stroke of 90 minutes, striking home straight from a freekick after Adam had been axed on the left.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets forward Cherish Avillia leads celebrations after scoring the important equaliser against Algeria at the Kasarani Stadium on April 12, 2016. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 14- Neddy Atieno announced her return to the national women’s  football team in style, striking thrice as the Harambee Starlets twice came from behind to beat Mozambique 5-2 in their CECAFA Women’s Championship opening match at Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.Starlets left it late, scoring three goals in the final six minutes of the game to give new head coach Richard Kanyi a winning start to his tenure as the national team boss.last_img read more

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Liverpool-linked hitman wanted by Napoli and Sampdoria

first_imgNapoli and Sampdoria are hoping to lure Liverpool target Ciro Immobile back to Italy once the transfer window opens.Immobile joined Sevilla on a season-long loan back in the summer but has struggled to find his best form, scoring only once in seven La Liga outings for his new club.Liverpool were among the sides vying to sign the striker before he headed to Spain.The Merseyside club’s interest even extends back to when he was a Torino player but he snubbed interest from England to join Borussia Dortmund.That move did not turn out how he had hoped as he scored just three Bundesliga goals in 24 appearances last term, which led to the German club sending him out on loan.But the switch to Sevilla could be cut short next month, according to reports in Italy, and Serie A duo Sampdoria and Napoli are ready to battle it out to land the 25-year-old 1 Ciro Immobile last_img read more

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Missouri kidnapper gets life sentence

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityMichael Devlin, 41, pleaded guilty to one charge of child kidnapping and one charge of armed-criminal action in the January abduction of 13-year- old William “Ben” Ownby as the boy walked home alone from his school bus stop. “We’ve been waiting for this moment,” Ben’s mother, Doris Ownby, told reporters after the sentencing hearing. It was the first in a series of hearings this week in four jurisdictions where Devlin faces more than 80 counts in the abductions of Ben and Shawn Hornbeck, a 16-year-old who was snatched in 2002 while riding his bike and held for more than four years. Devlin plans to plead guilty to all charges to spare the toll of trials on the boys’ families and his relatives, attorneys said. PLEA: Man tracked boy and held him along with a teen who disappeared in 2002. By Christopher Leonard THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNION, Mo. – A former pizza parlor manager was sentenced to life in prison Monday for kidnapping one of two boys authorities said he held captive and sexually abused in his apartment. “He just does not want to see anyone suffer any more than they have in this whole ordeal,” said Devlin’s attorney, Michael Kielty. Devlin answered questions from Circuit Court Judge Stanley Williams but declined to explain the plea when the judge asked if he wanted to comment. Prosecutor Bob Parks painted a chilling picture of a predator who spent months seeking out a victim. In the three months before Ben’s abduction, Devlin visited rural areas, driving near schools and following school bus routes, Parks said. In his pickup truck, Devlin had duct tape, a hooded sweat shirt and a 9 mm gun, Parks said. He drove up to Ben and asked him if he knew where some people lived, Parks said. When Ben appeared nervous, Parks said, Devlin grabbed him and shoved him into the truck. Ben asked Devlin why he was taking him, Parks said. “The defendant said, `Just because,”‘ Parks said. Devlin then drove Ben to his apartment in Kirkwood, Mo. Ben was 13 when he disappeared minutes after stepping off his school bus in rural Franklin County. Four days later – on Jan. 12 – a tip led to Devlin’s cramped apartment, where both boys were found. While it is The Associated Press’ policy not to identify suspected victims of sexual abuse in most cases, the story of Shawn and Ben has been widely publicized and their names are well-known.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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‘POST OFFICE CLOSURE THREAT ANOTHER ATTACK ON RURAL IRELAND’ – McCONALOGUE

first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has raised alarm about the threat to the future of more than 550 community post offices. It comes amid warnings that more than half of the country’s post office could face closure over the next three years if the Department of Social Protection moves to electronic issuing of social welfare payments.Deputy McConalogue said widespread post of closures in Co Donegal would be devastating for the communities affected. “We are talking about the threat to the very existence of our post office network. This is extremely serious. The local post office is a focal point for many Donegal communities and its loss would have an enormous impact on community life,” the Fianna Fáil Deputy said.“Donegal communities have lost too many local services over the past three years. Bank branches have shut down, garda stations have been closed, local schools are under threat, State funding for local services has been cut and many small local business have been forced to close or cut jobs because they cannot get the support they need. The loss of the post office on top of all of this would be yet another blow to community life.“We need clarity on what exactly is going on here. The Department of Social Protection has made it clear that it’s moving toward e-commerce and electronic transfers of money. A new study carried out for the Irish Postmasters Union now says that if this move takes place and social welfare payments are issued electronically, some 557 post offices will go out of business and will be forced to shut down. Donegal is sure to suffer in this cull.“Such a move could cause chaos for regular users of the local post office. If social welfare payments are issued directly to bank accounts, older people and people with disabilities will be expected to travel and join already lengthening queues at bank branches with any queries about their social welfare payments. It’s unacceptable. “In addition to the serious impact on customers and the effect on the local community, thousands of jobs are also at risk if these closures go ahead. I am calling on the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte to explain what is going on here and provide some assurances to communities about the future of their local press office.” ‘POST OFFICE CLOSURE THREAT ANOTHER ATTACK ON RURAL IRELAND’ – McCONALOGUE was last modified: February 20th, 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:An PostCharlie McConaloguecutbackslast_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgCommunity Car WashA big thank you to all who donated to the car wash and also those whodonated after the event. A fantastic total of €945 was raised. We hopeto get started on the Marian Shrine in the coming weeks. Thanks toLiam and Patricia who arranged the flowers at the graveyard and St.Bridget’s well on behalf of the car wash committee.1981 Hunger Strikers Commemoration Sun 1st JulyParade leaving Jameson’s Bar @ 2pm to the local monument. GuestSpeakers in attendance. Proceed to local pitch where a Padraig MacLochlainn select will play a Pearse Doherty select for the 1981Memorial cup. Presentation afterwards in Jameson’s Bar. All welcome.Slimming WorldSlimming World Stranorlar, every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar,10am, 12pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm, all welcome. Contact Catherine 0863962666for further details. Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice as usual in the hall on Tues night @ 7pm Contact Harryon 087 7741054 for enquiries.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 20th June 05, 15, 17, 18.No jackpot winner 4match 2 Nos: €25eachAidan Guthrie, Drumkeen.  Pat Doherty, Carrigart. Mairead Mc Geady,Dunlewey. Mary Mc Laughlin, Buncrana. Next weeks jackpot €3,100Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUPSStranorlar – 1st Friday of each month (excluding Aug)Millbrae Health Centre 6.30 – 8.30pmContact Jude Bromley 086 3945008 / mikejay1@eircom.net / JudeFibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookLetterkenny – 1st Wednesday of each month (excluding Aug)St Conals Coffee Dock 7 – 8.30pm(Jude will greet people at front door of St Conals & to givedirections to room!)Contact Jude Bromley 086 3945008 / mikejay1@eircom.net / JudeFibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookDungloe – 3rd Friday of the month, 7pm-9pm, – Upstairs in 3 GweedoreRoad, Dungloe –Contact number for further information is 0879067573, Anne GillespieSouth West Donegal Fibro Support Group, – 2nd Friday of the month, 7pm – 9pmIn Councillor Campbell’s office, next door to now doc, Main st, Mountcharles.Contact Lulu Pringle 0868390588Inishowen Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group Last Tues of everymonth 7.30 – 9pmDay Unit in Carn HospitalContact Una Farren 0863748676Sligo / Roscommon Fibro Support GroupSecond meeting on 12th July in Spellman’s Motel, Ballaghaderreen, Co.Roscommon, 7.30pmContact Irene Giblin 0876030426Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608 Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included pleaseemaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: June 24th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

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Liverpool starting XI: Naby Keita benched as Jordan Henderson makes Reds return

first_img10 – Leicester have lost their last 10 Premier League matches against sides starting the day top of the table, scoring just four goals while conceding 25 in those matches. Fear. #LEILIV— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 1, 2018The continued absence of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho also has fans puzzled, with the £40m signing yet to make a competitive appearance in a Liverpool shirt.For hosts Leicester, manager Claude Puel has made two changes.Marc Albrighton and summer signing Rachid Ghezzal have come in for Kelechi Iheancho and Daniel Amartey, who both drop to the bench.Ghezzal comes into the side after making his first Leicester start in their 4-0 EFL Cup win over Fleetwood Town on Tuesday, scoring the Foxes’ fourth goal.Leicester City v Liverpool team news IN FULL:Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino.Subs: Mignolet, Keita, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Matip.Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Albrighton, Mendy, Ndidi, Ghezzal, Maddison, Gray.Subs: Ward, Fuchs, Evans, Amartey, Iborra, Okazaki, Iheanacho. 1 Liverpool’s summer arrival Naby Keita has been dropped to the bench for the Reds’ Premier League clash against Leicester City.Jurgen Klopp’s side take on the Foxes at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon – KICK OFF: 12:30pm. And the Liverpool boss has changed his starting line-up for the first time this season after three straight wins – with Jordan Henderson taking Keita’s place in central midfield.The Reds captain returns to the starting XI for the first time since this summer’s World Cup, having played off the bench in every game so far.It’s a surprising swap from Klopp, with Guinean star Keita wowing supporters with a number of brilliant displays since finally joining Liverpool from RB Leipzig this summer.The £52million signing had started all three games for the table-toppers, but has been given a rest and drops to the bench against Leicester.center_img 4 – Liverpool are looking to win their opening four league games of a season for the first time since 1990-91 under Kenny Dalglish. Fab.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 1, 2018 Naby Keita has been replaced by Jordan Henderson in Liverpool’s starting XI last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: EUROPE UNION TO CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT ON VRT

first_imgTHE end of VRT as we know it is in sight after a landmark ruling by Europe, it has just emerged.Sinn Féin MEP, Bairbre de Brún has welcomed the EU challenge to the Irish government on its handling of the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) issue.Speaking as the issue was debated in the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament Ms de Brún told donegaldaily: “I welcome the fact that the European Parliament has the opportunity to debate the important issue of VRT. “People at home have been badly affected by the way this issue has been handled and are keen to present first hand information to the EU about this.“While all states have the right to their own taxation system, the State should not be able to seize goods worth more than the sum which is owed.“VRT has been imposed at an unbelievable rate of 36% , and overzealous pursuit saw the seizure of cars at the roadside followed now by disproportionate legal proceedings against some of those who had bought cars across the border.”The petition from Donegal man John E Doherty of the Irish Driver’s Association calls in to question the legality under EU law of the 36% Vehicle registration Tax (VRT) in Ireland. The Irish Government continues to impose Vehicle Registration Tax on new and second-hand vehicles ‘imported’ into the State from the North of Ireland.The European Commission is investigating the way the Irish authorities are applying Vehicle Registration Tax and in particular the way in which the value of second-hand vehicles is established.Under the Finance Bill, Gardai are given the power to seize cars at the roadside for non-payment of VRT. This is even if they are properly registered in, for example, the North, and fully insured etc to be driven in the South.Gardai and customs officers are ‘knowingly breaking the law’ every time they seize a vehicle in connection with VRT charges, to Mr Doherty.The Association has said that car seizures and VRT blitz by Customs and Excise stands in contradiction of both Irish and European Union legislation, a ruling they claim has already been upheld at Letterkenny Court. John Doherty insists: “The Gardai and Customs are both fully aware that they are breaking European law and breaching peoples rights with these seizure.”He claims precedent set last January has already been established in the case of his son when three charges against him were struck out by Judge Kevin Kilraine.He ruled that the seizure breached Article 25 of the Treaty of Rome Act (free movement of products within the Union). When the car was taken, they also denied him the right of due process, as he was not convicted of any crime yet his car was taken from him.BREAKING NEWS: EUROPE UNION TO CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT ON VRT was last modified: June 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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:europe challenges irelandireland breaching eu rulesVRTlast_img read more

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