VIJAYAWADA, India CMC: Another batting failure saw West Indies Women crash to a disappointing six-wicket defeat to India Women in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series here yesterday. Opting to bat first, the Caribbean side’s batting woes continued from the recent series against England Women as they slumped to a paltry 131 all out off 42.4 overs at the Mulapadu Cricket Ground. Former captain Merissa Aguilleira top-scored with a defiant, unbeaten 42 off 77 deliveries but was one of only three batsmen in double figures, with teenage opener Hayley Matthews getting 24 and captain Stafanie Taylor, 19. The damage was done by left-arm spinners Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who finished with four for 21, and Ekta Bisht, who claimed three for 14. West Indies Women were 63 for three in the 17th over but collapsed to lose their last seven wickets for 68 runs. In reply, India were tottering on 36 for four in the 17th over before Veda Krishnamurthy stroked an unbeaten 52 and captain Mithali Raj, 46 not out, to see the hosts over the line in the 40th over. The pair put on a brilliant 97 in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand as they powered India to a precious two ICC Women’s Championship points. Fast bowler Shakera Selman was superb on her return to the squad, claiming two for 11 from her nine overs. West Indies Women, in contrast with India Women, now find themselves under pressure to win the remaining two games in order to make safe their automatic qualification for next year’s 50-overs World Cup in England. West Indies Women face India Women in the second game of the series on Sunday at the same venue.
A sit-in demonstration was held at a local school today, in protest of a mandatory physical education program.Student protesters sat in an area outside of the Cafeteria during their lunch hour, at the North Peace Secondary School on Friday.Teacher Derrick Laychuk says it was in response to a mandatory physical fitness program enforced by the Ministry of Education.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1439|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5a97370af3c0e6ead41fd65338cdcae6-Laychuk-protest 1_1_Pub.mp3]The Daily Physical activity program requires students to perform at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week.The planned protest was part of a Civil Disobedience unit Laychuk was teaching. He says he was trying to show the students how to hold an effective protest.Advertisement He says students are welcome to continue the protest week to week.[asset|aid=1440|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5a97370af3c0e6ead41fd65338cdcae6-Laychuk- protest 2_1_Pub.mp3]Around 50 students took part in the planned protest.
Tottenham winger Erik Lamela 1 Tottenham winger Erik Lamela says he never considered leaving the club in the summer despite being heavily linked with a return to Italy.The former Roma man had struggled to settle in north London and was rumoured to be the target of Serie A sides Inter Milan, Napoli, and Fiorentina.But he looks revitalised under new manager Maurico Pochettino and has hit the ground running this season, with the 22-year-old on target for Argentina on Wednesday night.And Lamela insists he is keen to star for Spurs in the Premier League.“I never had any doubts about my future,” he told Corriere dello Sport after the international friendly against Germany“I read a lot of things in the newspapers and perhaps there were a few enquiries from clubs, but I had no direct contact or doubts about my future.“Last season was complicated for me because of injury, but I feel good now.“And I have to thank Tottenham for their help and patience – they have always shown faith in me.“Now I am on the right path and I want to impose myself in the Premier League.”
‘Priceless away goal!’ – Chelsea fans happy despite Champions League defeat at PSG 1 Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight with Tuesday’s Champions League result – a 2-1 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain. Edinson Cavani scored 12 minutes from time to give the Ligue 1 side the advantage heading to Stamford Bridge next month. Guus Hiddink’s men managed to grab a vital away goal when John Obi Mikel put them level before half-time – and that may prove to be key in sending them to the quarter final. With the second leg three weeks away, Chelsea fans are confident of making the last eight as a 1-0 win will be enough at Stamford Bridge. See below!
A group from LYIT has travelled to India with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those less well off than ourselves.Those who arrived in India are lecturer Mary Dunnion, lecturer Dr Kevin O’Brien and students Tony Mc Gilloway, Shaun Gallagher, Elaine Coleman, Siobhan Carty, Niamh Fleming and Fiona Sammon. All the students travelling are part of the nursing degree programme at LYIT.Tony McGilloway is sending regular letters from India on their work. Here’s his latest despatch: Hi all,Monday, all team members were back fighting fit after a weekend of recovery in which all of us watched the most amazing lightening storms that any of us had ever seen.We returned to the village full of energy which was just as well as we had another roof to pour, this time all the mixing was done by hand as was the pouring. Unlike the last roof there were only eight of us from Habitat plus the masons and family members of the house owners working as we are now the only team left on site.At the end of the day we had our task accomplished and the family seemed delighted to be another step closer to getting into the house. We had had a team meeting and we were concerned that we may not have been achieving all that we hoped for but if today was anything to go by we took another large step forward. Tuesday for the LYIT team this week in India saw temperatures of 42ᵒC. The hard work continued with the building of the compound wall of the house and the digging of foundations for the entrance to the house. Preparations were also made for the delivery of more bricks to the site. We are really beginning to see the fruits of our efforts and the home owner is so thankful for our help and support. One of the ladies in the village made tea for the team which arrived in a metal jug and poured into metal cups made with their own tea and freshly boiled milk from the family cow. You can’t beat the cup of tea even in such heat! We are so humbled with the effort everyone is making to ensure we are safe, happy and having a great experience during these special days in India.Tony, Shaun and Mary,Pondicherry, India. LETTER FROM INDIA: BATTLING THE ELEMENTS WITH A PROPER CUP OF TEA was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Habitat for HumanityIndiaLETTER FROM INDIA: BATTLING THE ELEMENTS WITH A PROPER CUP OF TEALYIT
Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said the tapes from inside Anglo Irish Bank, published today in the Irish Independent, reveal a concerted effort by executives in Anglo Irish Bank to defraud the Irish State.The tapes have been put online at www.independent.ie as part of an investigation by reporter Paul Williams.Deputy Doherty said the fact that both of the executives continued to work in IBRC on a huge salary, one of them right up to February of this year, is an indictment on this government and called for prosecutions for people involved in the collapse of the Irish economy. He said: “These revelations are shocking to the core. They reveal a concerted effort by executives in Anglo Irish to defraud the Irish State.“They prove conclusively that an investigation is needed into events surrounding the bank guarantee and subsequently and that people must be prosecuted for their roles in collapsing the Irish economy.“Here we have a situation in which two senior executives laughed and joked about their attempts to defraud the state of billions of euros.“Their actions have led to austerity, job losses and hardship across the state. “I revealed in 2011 that 22 of the top 50 Anglo executives were still in place in the bank on huge salaries, 19 of them earning more than 175k per annum.“Alarmingly, John Bowe continued to work for Anglo/IBRC right up to last year and Peter Fitzgerald only left in February of this year. That is an indictment on this government.“How did this man pass any fitness and probity tests by the central bank?“The government’s foot dragging on the banking inquiry is unacceptable. Like the last government, Fine Gael and Labour are taking a hands-off approach to the banks while they pay their executives over the top salaries, increase their interest rates at will and seek increased powers to repossess homes from struggling mortgage holders.” ANGLO-GATE: PEARSE DOHERTY SAYS NEWSPAPER INVESTIGATION SHOWS HOW BANK DEFRAUDED THE COUNTRY was last modified: June 24th, 2013 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:ANGLO-GATE: PEARSE DOHERTY SAYS NEWSPAPER INVESTIGATION SHOWS HOW BANK DEFRAUDED THE COUNTRY
Judge Paul Kelly: Said McKeown’s behaviour was a disgraceA drink-driver who escaped prosecution because of a legal loophole has been banned from driving – after losing a second legal challenge.Manorcunningham coalman Sean McKeown, 40, was cleared of drinking and driving in January after the DPP decided not to challenge a claim that a checkpoint set-up by Gardai was illegal. His solicitor claimed in that case the terms of the Mandatory Alcohol Test checkpoint was illegal because it gave Gardai below the rank of Inspector various choices as to where they could set up checkpoints.McKeown, of Abbey Park, Manorcunningham, was back in court yesterday arguing that his new arrest should also be dismissed because he was illegally handcuffed!But this time his legal challenge failed.Garda Paul McGee told Letterkenny District Court he followed McKeown at 2am on March 18 last year after he spotted a van being driven slowly through the village of Manorcunningham.The van was in the middle of the road and he had to swerve his patrol car to avoid it.McKeown then drove off at speed on the wrong side of the road and was finally detained after his van stalled.The 40 year old driver was abusive and aggressive towards officers, Judge Paul Kelly was told.McKeown told Gardai “Sure I am only leaving the pub with the woman and going in here. You have f*** all to be doing.”He was taken to Letterkeny Garda station and had given a breath sample with a reading three times the drink driving limit. But he refused to give a second reading.He had told Gda McGee: “You f****** w*****. You are getting paid too much. The Government were right to cut you.”“I gave you two breaths. That’s all you need. I done this before.”Judge Paul Kelly found McKeown guilty of failing to give a specimen of breath.The court was then told McKeown had a previous conviction for the same offence in 2005 and had been banned from driving for two years.Judge Kelly said McKeown’s behaviour was “disgraceful” adding: “Your comments to Gardai on duty were totally unwarranted.”He banned him from driving for four years but delayed the ban for six months to allow him to sell his coal delivery business.McKeown had walked free from court in January after admitting to Gardai he had drank nine pints of beer the night before being stopped at Manorcunningham on November 13th, 2011.However solicitor Kieran MacLochlainn argued the arrest was illegal. The DPP did not contest his challenge and the charge was withdrawn.GOT HIM! DRIVER WHO ESCAPED PROSECUTION FOR DRINK-DRIVING IS FINALLY DONE…FOR DRINK-DRIVING! was last modified: April 2nd, 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:banneddrink driverGarda Paul McGeeloopholeSean McKeown
The Save Our Services executive in Donegal, which aims to safeguard the future of Lifford, Ramelton and Stranorlar hospitals, sent a delegation to meet with the various Health & Older spokesperson of each party in the Dail. The aim of the delegation’s visit was to bring the campaign to a national level and to increase the pressure on the political parties to deliver on promises they had made prior to the last election.A spokesman for the group said it was a very successful series of meetings and all Oireachtas members welcomed their position on how best to save the services. He said there was a frank assessment and exchange of opinions and the SOS asked for, not just continued support, but for pressure to be put on the HSE to become accountable to the people.“Our recent meeting with the HSE in October only served to highlight the fact that their plan is purely to privatise health care and to farm out all the services to the highest bidder. We won’t stand for this and will fight this all the way.“Their disregard for positively engaging with us is clear in that they really don’t want us at the table and continue to stall on answering any questions or concerns we have. Continuing to receive virtually nothing in terms of answers or clarity as to what they are doing is frankly absurd. Our supporters and the people wishing to access these services deserve better, not to mention the future provision of all services.”The group said they brought their case to the corridors of power in Dail Éireann and intend to do it again to follow up on these discussions to save existing services. The group met with all key Oireachtas members and impressed the lack of any information from the HSE and also to give them all a 17 page summary document of the challenges they face and which outlines our stance.“We were pleasantly surprised at the increased support we received and that all those we met are fully behind our campaign. Our aim and summary document was to not just update but inform the politicians and get them to apply appropriate pressure where necessary. We have succeeded in doing this and have all parties working on this for us. They all accepted our submission that the HSE plans are not the most prudent use of public funds and the millions should be invested in existing services.“We met with Fianna Fail spokesperson on older people and then separately the leader of the party, Sinn Fein Health Spokesperson, Social Democrats Leader and the Minister of State for Older People Helen Mc Entee of Fine Gael. Our discussion focused on the current situation and how the HSE wants to “REPLACE” existing services and how we believe that the HSE have got this decision wrong.“All agreed that the model of care we have in Donegal is “gold standard” and should not be got rid of for some speculators who are waiting to make serious profits from our people. We put our case across professionally and we said this is just the tip of the iceberg as we plan to increase the campaign not just behind closed doors but to mobilise the people on the streets again in the near future.”The group said they received widespread support in the Dail. “We got more than we hoped and we are assured that the parties are looking at our campaign and know we are not for turning. We have outlined our position and objection to the HSE proposed plan. A series of questions have been tabled and deputies and senators are all going to seek answers and explanations for the current stance of the HSE.“This decision can be overturned and fought on many levels and we are fighting this everywhere we can. We know that politically the support for our campaign has increased and we have reminded them all that they must act on our behalf not just locally but at a national level as well.“We are making inroads with this campaign and we are working daily to ensure that the HSE don’t get to hoodwink the people of these areas. We are not finished by a long shot and we are continuing to engage with key figures to overturn this decision.“The campaign have agree a plan of action going forward and part of this is ensuring that political pressure is exerted from all angles, locally, regionally and nationally. “This campaign is being watched closely by the rest of the county and rightly so. We know that the communities of Ramelton, Lifford and the Twin Towns are not alone and there may be other areas in the county which could fall victim to privatisation and replacing of community care and allied services as we know it and we encourage other areas to keep a watching brief over their hospitals,” added the spokesman.The group said they would like to thank the Oireachtas members who facilitated meeting with and for them.Save Our Services group visit Dail for discussions on Donegal hospitals was last modified: November 21st, 2016 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)
27 November 2014African-focused trading firm CFAO Group has created a “club of brands” – a network of international brands – that will target the rising African middle class. The first members of the club are toy seller La Grande Recre (Ludendo), cosmetics brand L’Occitane en Provence, Beaumanoir’s fashion brands Cache Cache and Bonobo, and Kaporal. CFAO will operate the sales outlets of these new partners in Africa under exclusive agreements that include franchises, brand and distribution concessions, and distribution agreements. The club will ultimately include about 20 brands. The retailers will have outlets in CFAO’s shopping centres in eight African countries: Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal. L’Occitane won’t be available in Senegal. The launch of this club of brands coincides with the opening of CFAO’s first mall in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, in 2015. High growth market“CFAO acts as a catalyst for the development of international brands in Africa and as a springboard for brands that view the continent as a real growth lever. With our experience and our approach to consumption in Africa, we give them access to a high growth market,” said Xavier Desjobert, the chief executive of CFAO Retail. Jean-Michel Grunberg, president of Ludendo, said: “This franchise agreement bolsters La Grande Recre’s international presence. Our expertise in toys and the strength of our brand concept are key in satisfying Africa’s new consumption needs.”The African middle class is expanding rapidly on the back of strong economic growth. According to the International Monetary Fund, seven of the 10 countries that will experience the strongest growth between 2011 and 2015 are in Africa. In sectors related to services and consumption, revenue on the continent is expected to increase by between 4% and 5% per year by 2020, according to McKinsey, while the number of households bringing home annual revenue of more than $5 000 is likely to rise to 130-million compared with 85-million today. First five members La Grande Recre is a market-leading brand with 255 stores in France and elsewhere. Its concept is based on a quality range of toys and games. L’Occitane group has 2 715 sales outlets worldwide. It is a natural and organic ingredient cosmetics and well-being products manufacturer and retailer with roots in Provence, France. Beaumanoir group, which has more than 2 700 sales outlets worldwide, is pursuing its international development strategy through a “multistore concept” which sees several brands housed under one roof, such as fashion brands Cache Cache and Bonobo. Kaporal was created in 2004 in the home of Marseille denim. It is known for its daring and creative clothing range. CFAO, a subsidiary of Toyota Tshusho, the Toyota Group trading arm, is Africa’s biggest supplier of cars, trucks and pharmaceuticals. It has operations in 37 countries, including 34 in Africa. SAinfo reporter and CFAO Group
DJ of an Indian origin was sentenced to jail for about 3 months in the United Kingdom for being found guilty of contempt of court for unnecessarily exaggerating the effect of his relatively minor injuries to defraud the National Health Service of over 837,000 pounds.Read it at The Tecake Related Items