GECOM frustrating Democracy

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has a sordid history. It was a tool in the hands of the PNC in rigging elections in the pre-1992 days.One of the deals brokered by the Carter Centre in the early 1990s was to make GECOM independent. That was done in the way the Commission was composed. The formula, three Commissioners appointed by the President in his own judgment. Three others through the recommendations of the Leader of the Opposition. The Chairperson to come from a consensus mechanism whereby the President would choose a person from a list presented to him by the Leader of the Opposition.GECOM was also made into a constitutional Body in May 2000 to ensure that elections could be held whenever required and in a professional manner. That arrangement worked well and gave us free and fair elections from 1992-2011.The behaviour of GECOM today is very disturbing. This Body, given powers by our Constitution, has done nothing to discharge its responsibility since the passing of the no-confidence motion on December 21, 2018. By its actions, it is sabotaging the will of the people and objectively imposing an undemocratic regime on the Guyanese people.This statement is not made lightly. I am convinced that GECOM is ready and can conduct elections in less than ninety days. That Body has been set up to deal with situations as we have now.In a previous article, I had pointed out that since 2005 GECOM has been:Doing continuous registration. I also know of persons who died whose names were removed from the list. This is a continuous process. This was happening up to very recently.Moreover, immediately after the no-confidence motion, Public Relations Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, Ms Yolanda Ward assured the nation that GECOM was ready to conduct elections to the highest standards.On December 27, 2018, in an interview with the Chronicle, Ms Ward was quoted as saying; “With this no-confidence motion, it means once a date is set, it will be held (the elections) … it is our constitutional mandate to conduct the General and Regional Elections and Local Government Elections (LGEs) … so whether it is in the 90 days then it is GECOM responsibility to conduct elections …”In the same article, she is further quoted to have said; “…what the law says GECOM has to do we will have to follow, it is conducted within the confines of the law … our guiding principle will be what it is rooted in chapter 103 … critical will be the timeline which we will use to guide us to ensure we stay within the specific timeline…”She is also reported to have told Guyana Times on the same date: “… If that is the decision then we will have to ensure that those elections are held as required …”Ms Ward is not alone in her views that the elections could be held within the time stipulated by the Constitution. The United Nations team that was here last year at the request of GECOM on a scoping exercise implied the same. True, it did not say so specifically because this situation caused by the “no-confidence” motion did not yet arise.However, in their recommendations, they made no reference to any need for a new house-to-house registration.Clearly then, the talk about new house-to-house registration is only an excuse to extend the life of this regime. It is a red herring. What is even more disturbing is that GECOM appears to be changing its position as the PNC-led APNU/AFC positions change.Recall that both the President and Prime Ministers made statements saying that they would respect the Constitution. It was at the same time that Ms Ward made her bold assertions.Now that they, by their actions, seem to have moved away from that position, they are doing all they can to frustrate the process.GECOM, in concert, has moved away from its position. Now they have been avoiding the holding of meetings and also joining with the PNC-led APNU/AFC in their efforts to hang on to power. It is sabotaging the people’s will.I am of the firm view that GECOM can hold the elections in time. Indeed, the time that they had to conduct the 2015 elections was also three months (90 days) and it was done.These situations were anticipated and laws were made to put them into effect. The same Article that Ms Ward referred to is explicit on it. Article 103 (5) states that GECOM has the power to reduce the time for certain transactions if need be. For instance, the time for nomination day can be reduced so too is the time for “Claims and Objections”.Therefore, it is clear that GECOM’s secretariat seems to be facilitating the PNC-led regime to frustrate the will of the Guyanese people.Once more, GECOM is subjugating itself to the dictates of the PNC/APNU regime. This is a throwback to the PNC dictatorial days.I believe that it is criminal to deliberately act in a manner that subverts the Constitution. There should be serious consequences for this offence. GECOM’s senior officers must be held responsible for this sabotage.I read more

Confining Media to Curfew: What Are Lewis Brown, GOL Trying to Prove?

first_imgIt was announced on Tuesday that the GOL had exempted the press from the curfew, but with preconditions. Journalists are only exempted while going to and coming from work.Information Minister Lewis Brown has strictly “warned” journalists to obey the curfew rules and not make “trouble” for security forces.  What are he and his government talking about, and what are they trying to prove? Who told him that news waits for daybreak?Browne surely cannot even suggest, must less prove, that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s government is more mean-spirited than the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), which in April, 1980 overthrew the government of President William R. Tolbert in a bloody military coup d’etat, killed him and his topmost officials and led the country through 10 years of terror, leading to the civil war.  The PRC also seriously persecuted the media.  President Sirleaf been far more faithful to her constitutional oath to “defend, protect and uphold” freedom of conscience, expression and of the press.  But  . . .The “but” has to do with curfews. The Daily Observer newspaper was founded shortly after the April 12, 1980 coup.  Its maiden issue was launched on February 16, 1981 when the curfew, imposed shortly after the coup, was still very much in force and was to remain for nearly two years.  But despite his own erratic behavior toward the press, especially the Daily Observer, Justice Minister Chea Cheapoo granted the newspaper’s staff a pass by which they were able to traverse (pass through) the streets of greater  Monrovia throughout the night and wee hours of morning.  With very little advertising coming in at the time, the editorial staff had to fill 12 or more pages with editorial stuff every night, which often kept us in the office until after four each morning, following which we had to drive the staff through Logan Town, new Kru Town, Gardinersville and Paynesville, when the publishers finally got home.  The staff, riding the company’s only vehicle, a Peugeot 504 station wagon, every night encountered numerous heavily armed soldiers who often asked in an angry tone: “What are you doing in the streets this time of morning? Don’t you people know there’s a curfew in this country?”  But we showed our pass, they let us go.There’s something else the Minister doesn’t understand, and not surprisingly since he is not a media professional but a mere politician: He does not understand that there are five   groups of professionals that have a common calling in emergencies: the priest, who is there to pray for the critically ill or perform what the Roman Catholics call the “extreme unction;” the law enforcement people, who show up quickly when there’s trouble anywhere; the health and medical personnel who come in when there’s a medical emergency; the lawyer, who intervenes at odd hours to save a client from prison; and finally, the journalist, who shows up to tell the story.These five groups of professionals have each a vital role to perform in an emergency; so it is wrong, even foolhardy to restrain or restrict anyone of them in a curfew.     If the Minister thinks there may be too many journalists, he could offer few passes per media house.  But he and his government cannot bar journalists from doing their work. Remember, it is we, the journalists, who write the first draft of history.  Don’t restrain us from performing this vital function in human and world affairs.History, in many dimensions, is being made in Liberia at this time.  The press must be there to write about it and help this and future generations to know and understand what really happened so as not to repeat the mistakes of our past.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Playhouse tells tales in one act

first_imgWhat: The Palmdale Playhouse will present its fifth annual One-Act Play Festival. This year’s festival includes two one-act plays geared toward more mature audiences. The first is “Postcards” by Carol K. Mack. It’s the story of a woman on the beach of a Caribbean resort who gets wildly different advice on men and the meaning of life from a therapist and from an earthy veteran of several marriages. The second play is Edward Albee’s “Zoo Story,” the famous tale of two men who meet in Central Park. One is neat and conventional, while the other is unkempt and undisciplined. With humor and suspense, the young, unkempt man slowly brings the other down to his level be relating a story about a recent visit to the zoo. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Each performance features both shows. Tickets: $12 for adults; $8 for seniors, military, students and youth. For information or tickets, call the Palmdale Playhouse box office at (661) 267-5685 or visit www.ThePalmdalePlayhouse.com. When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Where: Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale. last_img

African players in Europe: Salah, Aubameyang among goals

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on November 24, 2018. © AFP / OLLY GREENWOODPARIS, France, Nov 26 – Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed the headlines for African players in Europe at the weekend, the pair scoring in wins for Premier League rivals Liverpool and Arsenal.Egyptian Salah opened the scoring in second-placed Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Watford while Gabonese Aubameyang netted the winner as fifth-placed Arsenal edged Bournemouth 2-1. There was an unusually high number of African scorers in La Liga with Ivorian Seydou Doumbia, Ghanaian Emmanuel Boateng and Moroccan Youssef en-Nesyri among the goals.EnglandPIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal)The striker extended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 17 matches in all competitions as he bagged the winner in a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth.Aubameyang struck in the 67th minute at Dean Court, meeting Sead Kolasinac’s low cross with a close-range finish for his first goal in five games.The 29-year-old’s 10th goal of the season in all competitions lifted Arsenal to within one point of the top four as they chase a place in next season’s Champions League.MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)The winger opened the scoring to set Liverpool on course for a 3-0 win at Watford.With Liverpool labouring to break down the stubborn Watford defence, Salah made a well-timed run to finish off an incisive move involving Senegalese Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the 67th minute.Salah’s ninth goal of his inconsistent season was the catalyst for Liverpool to strike twice more in the closing stages despite the dismissal of Jordan Henderson.The Reds remain just two points behind leaders Manchester City.WILFRIED ZAHA (Crystal Palace)The Ivory Coast forward helped Palace earn a 0-0 draw at Manchester United that piled on the misery for his former club.With Zaha constantly pressuring the United defence with his pace, tricks and clever runs, Palace were able to stop Jose Mourinho’s team establishing any rhythm.While Palace are still dangerously close to the relegation zone, Zaha’s quality masterminded a display that suggests they can beat the drop.It was Palace’s first point in a league game at Old Trafford since December 1989.SpainSEYDOU DOUMBIA (Girona)Doumbia wrapped up a 3-1 away win for Girona over Catalan neighbours Espanyol.The Ivorian forward sped away in the 90th minute, held off Didac Vila, and despite his initial shot being saved, followed up the rebound for an impressive counter-attacking goal.EMMANUEL BOATENG (Levante)Boateng salvaged a point for Levante as the Ghanaian’s late goal secured a 2-2 draw against Huesca.Boateng’s low drive across goal found the bottom corner in the 74th minute to deny Huesca a second win of the season.YOUSSEF EN-NESYRI (Leganes)En-Nesyri sealed Leganes’ first victory in eight games as they beat high-flying Alaves 1-0.The Moroccan’s left-foot finish just before half-time proved the difference at Butarque as Leganes climbed out of the relegation places.ItalyGERVINHO (Parma)/KHOUMA BABACAR (Sassuolo)Ivorian Gervinho scored his fifth goal in nine games for promoted Parma in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo, breaking through after six minutes and having his shot cleared, before immediately pouncing on the rebound to score.Senegalese Babacar pulled one back for Sassuolo from the spot after 36 minutes for his third goal since joining the club from Fiorentina. Babacar looked destined to equalise two minutes from time, but his shot was cleared.FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)Ivory Coast midfielder Kessie put AC Milan ahead 12 minutes from time at Lazio with a goal which took a deflection off Brazilian Wallace.But the Roman club grabbed a late point in the Stadio Olimpico in a stalemate between teams fighting for Champions League football next season.KEITA BALDE (Inter Milan)Senegalese winger Balde scored his first Inter Milan goals, helping Luciano Spalletti’s side to a 3-0 victory over Frosinone that closed the gap on second-place Napoli to one point.The former Lazio and Monaco player has struggled for form since returning to Italy but scored after 10 minutes of his 12th league outing, provided the assist for Lautaro Martinez to head in the second, before adding the third eight minutes from time.FranceABDUL MAJEED WARIS (Nantes)/STEPHANE BAHOKEN (Angers)Ghanaian Waris equalised for Nantes in the final minute of regular time as they drew 1-1 at home against Angers, who took a fifth-minute lead through Cameroonian Stephane Bahoken in a Ligue 1 mid-table clash.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img

Asomugha is due for a big payday

first_imgDespite the accolades and a big payday looming, Asomugha continues to play it cool. As for being the first or second best cornerback in football, Asomugha chalks it up as “hearsay.” “Well, I think people say that probably because of the positions we’re put in,” Asomugha said. “We’re in some tough positions. Being a corner in this defense is probably the toughest in the league.” The Raiders do not use a lot of zone coverage and ask their cornerbacks to cover receivers without the benefit of two safeties helping out, even as rule changes take away corners’ ability to play physically. “Lester (Hayes) and Willie (Brown) said they don’t know if they’d be able to survive with these rules,” Asomugha said. Asomugha isn’t surviving. He’s excelling and should be rewarded soon. Vikings punter gets his kicks Quick. Name the best and most productive player on the Vikings’ 53-man roster. Leading rusher Adrian Peterson? Top tackler E.J. Henderson? Interception leader Darren Sharper? All good answers. But none of them has used the first two games of the season to break a franchise record one week and tie another one the next. Can you name him? Here are some hints: He’s tall, skinny and, when he puts his glasses on, well, he’s basically Harry Potter. Meet UCLA product Chris Kluwe, punter and team MVP heading into today’s game at Kansas City. “I wouldn’t go that far,” Kluwe said, laughing. “But I do feel like I worked some things out in the preseason and got in a groove in that first game.” You think? In Week 1, a 24-3 victory over Atlanta at the Metrodome, Kluwe tied a team record with five punts inside the 20-yard line. It’s a feat accomplished only four other times in team history. In Week 2, a 20-17 overtime loss at Detroit, Kluwe broke the team record for gross average (57.5), kicking the ball four times for 230 yards. Around the league Browns: Safety Brodney Pool was fined $5,000 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cincinnati receiver Glenn Holt last week. Pool said he didn’t intend to lead with his head on the play and will appeal the fine. Pool was flagged for unnecessary roughness and sustained a concussion on the play, in which his helmet struck Holt’s after a 22-yard catch. Steelers: Rookie tight end Matt Spaeth will miss today’s game against San Francisco after not practicing all week because of a bruised quadriceps. Spaeth, a third-round draft pick, had a touchdown catch in each of the first two games among his three receptions for 15 yards. Titans: Quarterback Vince Young was fined $7,500 for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in last Sunday’s 22-20 loss to Indianapolis. The NFL fined Young for throwing the ball at Colts defensive back Kelvin Hayden.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During the last two seasons Asomugha has emerged as one of the NFL’s elite corners, arguably second to only Denver’s Champ Bailey, generally considered the best in football. Baker declined comment on how much Asomugha might earn in his new deal. Asomugha should surpass the $22 million guaranteed the 49ers gave Nate Clements in the offseason. Asomugha was a first-round pick in 2003 out of California, but primarily played safety in college. After moving between cornerback and safety for two years, the Raiders let the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Asomugha settle at cornerback and he’s shown the ability to be a shutdown corner and use his safety skills to be a solid tackler since 2005. National publications are raving about Asomugha, who had eight interceptions last season after none in three seasons. He was named to the Pro Bowl as an alternate, but was notified too late to catch a flight to Hawaii. From news services With JaMarcus Russell signed, the Oakland Raiders will turn their attention to another big contract. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha can opt out of his contract at the end of the season. The Raiders would almost certainly make the former Narbonne High standout their franchise player and not allow him to leave via free agency, but would rather not go that route. “The Raiders told me before training camp even started they want to focus on trying to get a deal done with Nnamdi and they reiterated that with me after the JaMarcus deal was finished,” said Steve Baker, Asomugha’s agent. last_img

‘Stadiumy McStadiumface!’ – Fans suggest new names for West Ham’s stadium

first_img West Ham left Upton Park last season 1 Reports surfaced that supermarket giants Tesco are to bid for the naming rights of West Ham’s Olympic Stadium.The Hammers said an emotional farewell to Upton Park at the end of last season and will take up residency at the home of the London 2012 Olympics.But not all fans are happy about the deal they got, and even fewer are happy with the prospect of it being named the Tesco Stadium.So talkSPORT decided to help out West Ham by asking people on social media what their stadium should be called.And using the hashtag #WestHamStadiumShouldBeCalled talkSPORT followers responded brilliantly.See below for some of the best responses!last_img

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: EXERCISE AND ARTHRITIS – PART 1

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: National Arthritis Week is on between the 12-18th of October.Arthritis Ireland will be raising awareness with national events and awareness campaigns and will be using the #awareness when posting on social media about the events.Arthritis Ireland has great information on their website regarding exercise and arthritis. In this 2 part Article I’ll be haring some tips and information from ArthritisIreland.ie that can be used for anyone who has arthritis and who is thinking or beginning exercise.Exercise can help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints.Cartilage depends on joint movement to absorb nutrients and remove waste.Maintaining a healthy body weight is an important part of arthritis management.Did you know that losing 1kg of excess weight decreases stress on your knees by 4kg?By increasing physical activity, you can make a difference to your joints and overall health.Along with your current treatment programme, regular, moderate exercise offers a whole host of benefits, including: Reduces your joint pain and stiffnessStrengthens the muscles, ligaments and cartilage around your jointsHelps you maintain bone strength and qualityIncreases your joint range of motion and joint mobilityImproves your balanceGives you more strength and energy to get through the dayExercise will not make your arthritis worse – as long as it is the right sort of exercise.There isn’t just one particular exercise or activity that is recommended for people with arthritis. Choose an activity that you enjoy and that is convenient for you to do.Low-impact exercises, with less weight or force going through your joints, are usually most suitable.Examples of low-impact activities include:WalkingSwimming and exercising in water, such as hydrotherapy (with a physiotherapist)CyclingYoga, Tai Chi and PilatesDancingThe wrong sort of exercise could put strain on your joints and damage them further.Ask your GP to refer you to a physiotherapist.There are three main types of exercise for people with arthritis: Range of movement Strengthening Aerobic exerciseA good exercise programme will generally include a combination of all three. Range of MovementRange of movement (ROM) exercises forms the backbone of every exercise programme.It is important to do these as they help maintain flexibility, relieve stiffness and are important for good posture and strength.Range-of movement exercises involve moving your joints through their normal range of movement and then easing them a little further, such as raising your arms over your head or rolling your shoulders forward and backward.ROM exercises are done smoothly and gently so they can be carried out even when in pain and during a flare-up.Tips for range of movement activities:ROM activities are best done daily in a non-weight bearing position, such as lying or sitting on your bed or couch.When doing ROM exercises, move your joints within the full range as much as you can tolerate and not any further.If you are experiencing pain in your joints, your ROM will be limited, but it is important to move within your limits every day.For ROM exercises, if the joint you are moving feels good you can repeat these activities five to 10 times, holding each position for no more than three seconds.Stretches are best done when the muscles are warm, such as after a walk or fitness class.Stretches should be a smooth movement; avoid bouncing or jerking.If the joint you are moving is hot, swollen or painful, avoid stretches for that dayStrengthening Strengthening exercises are important for everyone, but especially for people with arthritis, because they help strengthen the muscles which move, protect and support your joints.Many people become less active when they develop arthritis because of the pain and fear of causing damage.This can lead to muscle wastage and weaker joints.By developing strong muscles, joints become more stable and activities such as walking and climbing stairs are easier.Some exercises may be harmful so always check with a doctor or physiotherapist before starting on a regime –they may be able to suggest alternative moves.There are many ways you can do muscle strengthening activities:Lifting weights using machines, dumbbells, or weight cuffsWorking with resistance bandsUsing your own bodyweight as resistance (e.g., push-ups, sit ups)Heavy gardening (e.g., digging, shovelling)Some group exercise classes.Tips for strengthening activities:It is important to avoid doing strengthening exercises on consecutive days so that you have a day of rest in between.When starting out, it is advisable to use light weights or resistance bands.Pick a resistance that allows you to do 10 to 15 repetitions. As your strength improves and this becomes easy, you can progress to heavier weights or stronger resistance bands and continue to progress to a weight or resistance level you can tolerate.If the joint you are moving is healthy or free of pain, you can repeat the read more

NUMBERS ARE UP FOR MAN WHO HEADBUTTED BINGO WORKER IN ROW OVER PAYMENT

first_imgA man who head-butted another man in a bingo hall in a row over a €50 payout has been jailed for four months.Liam Peoples was jailed for four months for the attack on a bingo worker. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Liam Peoples, 41, attacked another man during a bingo session at St Mary’s GAA Hall in Convoy, on December 17th, 2013. Letterkenny District Court heard how Peoples had attended the bingo with his mother.However a row developed over a €50 payment when there was a mix-up between the calling of two numbers.Peoples attacked volunteer David McConalogue, who was working on the floor of the GAA hall.Mr McConalogue was head-butted and had to receive treatment at Letterkenny General Hospital for his injuries.Among his injuries was a damaged nose for which he had to receive four stitches.Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said there had been an incident at the bingo hall and his client now regretted getting involved.He said Peoples, of 347 Calhame, Letterkenny, who admitted the charges, had been on medication at the time of the incident.People, 40, was charged with both assault causing harm and using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour in a pubic place.The court heard that Peoples had a number of previous convictions including assault.Judge Paul Kelly said it was a very serious matter saying that two years ago h got a community service sentence for a similar offence.He sentenced Peoples to four months in jail for the assault charge and took the Section 6 charge into account.He refused a application by Peoples’ solicitor to have the jail sentence suspended.NUMBERS ARE UP FOR MAN WHO HEADBUTTED BINGO WORKER IN ROW OVER PAYMENT was last modified: May 19th, 2015 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:attackbingoconvoyGardaihead-buttJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLiam Peopleslast_img

Irish amateur club apologises after falsely reporting own player’s death

first_img ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane LATEST scrap “We checked the hospitals, we checked everywhere. Nobody could find anything about this young fella. Obviously, some of his teammates released stuff on social media saying he went back to Spain four weeks ago.”The league issued a statement saying they had acted in “good faith” after being informed of the death, but added: “The league would like to offer their sincerest apologies for any distress caused as a result of notifying clubs as to the demise of a valued player.” 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions In a statement posted on Facebook, the club said: “It has come to the attention of both the club, senior players and the management team that a gross error of judgment has occurred emanating from correspondence sent from a member of the senior set up management team to the Leinster Senior League.“This grave and unacceptable mistake was completely out of character and was made by a person who has been experiencing severe personal difficulties unbeknownst to any other members of the club.”They added: “At this stage we can only offer our sincere apologies to the Leinster Senior League, our opponents Arklow Town FC and the host of clubs and football people who made contact with us or offered messages of support in recent days.”The club added that “the person in question has been relieved of all footballing duties” following an emergency meeting.Leinster Senior League chairman David Moran told RTE that the story “started to unravel” after they had enquired about offering support to the family.“We wanted to show our sympathies and go to the Mass and maybe meet the family and see what we could do to help in this horrible situation,” he said.“And we were told he was flown back to Spain on the Saturday. Straight away, that rang alarm bells for us. Most Read In Football The side’s game against Arklow Town on Saturday was subsequently postponed, while other teams in the league held a minute’s silence in honour of the player.The league are also said to have posted a notice of his death in Irish newspaper The Herald before it was discovered that La Fuente was alive and well.Ballybrack FC said they had contacted the player to confirm his wellbeing, and described the incident as a “grave and unacceptable mistake”. revealed RANKED Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 PAYBACK Ballybrack Boys Football Club is located to the south of Dublin center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 An amateur Irish football club have issued an apology after falsely reporting that one of their players had died.Dublin-based outfit Ballybrack FC informed the Leinster Senior League that Fernando Nuno La Fuente, a Spanish native, had been killed in a traffic accident last Thursday. Liffey Wanderers were among the teams to observe a minute’s silence Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos SORRY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF REPLY latest 3last_img

DONEGAL MODEL WARNS OTHER WOMEN AFTER SHE ESCAPES MUGGING ATTEMPT

first_imgDonegal model Aoife McColganA Donegal woman has revealed how she was dragged down an alleyway in Belfast by two men but managed to flee.Model Aoife McColgan, 20, from Muff, was walking across a street when she was approached by the two men.They tried to drag her into a side-street but two other passers-by came to her rescue. Aoife revealed “I was walking across the street in Belfast and I got grabbed by two non-English speaking men.“They tried to take me down a side-street.“But I was very lucky that a couple of homeless men chased them of. Thankfully they didn’t take anything but I was shaken up,” she said.Aoife is now warning other women to be vigilant when out walking alone. “Always be vigilant. Be aware of your surroundings and only walk in well-lit areas where other people are around.“Other women may not be as lucky as I was so I am grateful for that,” she said. DONEGAL MODEL WARNS OTHER WOMEN AFTER SHE ESCAPES MUGGING ATTEMPT was last modified: September 30th, 2014 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:Belfastdonegalmodel Aoife McColganmugginglast_img