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…as body celebrates ‘International Action Day’The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has joined with the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and millions of workers in observing International Action Day (IAD) which is held on October 3.In an issued statement on Tuesday, the Union stated that it stands with “the oppressed peoples and the working-class of the world,” hoping that the world will operate based on economic justice, democracy, peace and humane social relations. IAD 2018 is being observed under the theme “Ensure social security and free healthcare for all”.Speaking on this year’s IAD theme, GAWU highlighted the plight and circumstances redundant sugar workers in Guyana are facing following the closure of estates in the last two years.“Many Guyanese were touched and very moved by the circumstances the joblessOver 190 million persons were unemployed at the end of 2017 according to the International Labour Organisationsugar workers and their families, especially the children, now must contend with. Across our country, people are finding themselves, more and more, in such difficult and hard conditions. Added to that, we see our country’s social protection institution – the NIS – finding itself in difficulties as well. Recent news reports advised that the NIS will record an $854.9 million deficit this year. This for the workers is worrying news and one which, the authorities must give undivided attention to,” GAWU outlined.“GAWU recognises and supports a revitalised struggle by the international working-class around the question of unemployment and underemployment. We believe employment is an indispensable condition for a worker to lead and enjoy a full and satisfying life. We are quite aware that unemployment is a phenomenon inherent in the capitalist system and its final solution is tied up to realising profound changes of that profit driven socio-economic system,” the union body added.The WFTU-sponsored IAD which has been observed for a number of years coincides with the WFTU’s foundation in 1945. GAWU speaking on the importance of the day said it brings into focus matters of serious concern to the global working-peoples and the world’s peoples generally. It added that the IAD 2018 comes 10 years since the global capitalist system entered its most far-reaching and devastating crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This referred to the financial meltdown of 2008.“A decade later none of the contradictions which produced the financial crisis has been purposefully addressed, much less overcome. Moreover, the very policies carried out to prevent a total meltdown of the financial system, involving the outlay of trillions of dollars by the US Federal Reserve and other major central banks, have only created, according to concerned economists, the conditions for an even bigger impending disaster,” GAWU stressed.The body warned against the threat of war in the South China Sea, Middle East including Syria and in East Europe with Ukraine and the Russian Federation. “We see major military activities in the South China Sea. And, in several other countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, conflicts and war-mongering seem to be the new norm of mankind’s existence. In the countries so afflicted, not only do the people suffer greatly but there also are consequences for those countries’ future and for democracy,” GAWU noted.The body also spoke out against the scourge of unemployment, reminding that over 190 million persons were unemployed at the end of 2017 according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It said too that last year around 42 per cent of workers worldwide are estimated to be in vulnerable forms of employment while more than 300 million workers in emerging and developing countries said to be in extreme poverty.GAWU further called on stakeholders to implement measures to combat the threat of climate change which is now a more “regular occurrence” on the planet.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Strikers U14 Soccer team lent a helping hand to the animals in the community this Christmas by collecting donations for the North Peace SPCA.The Boys worked off the SPCA’s wish list and collected items needed most as they were able to get quite a large amount of items for the animals, as the entire team participated for the drive.“What a great way to help those who can’t help themselves,” added head coach Andres Korfmann.- Advertisement –
Marco Reus is one of the most sought after players in Europe and Liverpool are in the hunt for his signature.Reds owner John Henry is more than aware of the desire from Liverpool supporters to see German international Reus on Merseyside, having joked about the tweets he receives pleading for him to sign the Dortmund attacker.And with a reported £20m release clause in his current contract, Reus would be well within Liverpool’s budget.But the competition to secure Reus will be fierce. Can Liverpool get their man? Here’s what Kopites think… 1 Liverpool back in race to sign Marco Reus
0Shares0000Hertha BSC Berlin midfielder Valentino Lazaro and Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte (right) vie for the ball during a Europa League match in Bilbao on November 23, 2017 © AFP/File / ANDER GILLENEALONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Manchester City look set to wrap up the signing of Aymeric Laporte but Arsenal’s move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hinges on other transfers being agreed as Premier League clubs scramble to beat Wednesday’s deadline.Spanish club Athletic Bilbao posted a leaving message from Laporte on their Twitter feed on Monday, saying his 65 million euros ($80 million) release clause had been paid and reports said he was due to travel to Manchester. It means Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders are set to surpass the £55 million they paid for Belgium attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne — Laporte’s transfer fee translates as £57 million.The 23-year-old will also become the second most expensive defender in history behind Virgil Van Dijk, who cost Liverpool £75 million from Southampton earlier this month.Laporte thanked Athletic’s fans in his Twitter message but said he was taking on “a new challenge in my professional career”.“I don’t want this to be a goodbye but rather a see you soon,” he said. “Here, I’m leaving a unique and different club and I’ll never forget it.”His signing will mean Guardiola has spent more than £200 million simply on reinforcing his defence alongside the acquisitions of Benjamin Mendy (£52m), John Stones (£47.5m) and Kyle Walker (£45m).A France international at all youth levels, Laporte has been frustrated at continually being overlooked by senior team coach Didier Deschamps.Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang is poised to make a £60 million switch to Arsenal, who are looking to bolster their forward options after the departure to Manchester United of Alexis Sanchez.The BBC said Arsenal had agreed a fee with the Bundesliga club and personal terms with Gabon international Aubameyang, 28, but the German club will only sanction the move if they get a replacement.Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly a key cog in the transfer — either as a direct replacement for Aubameyang or as part of a three-way deal, with Giroud moving to Chelsea and Michy Batshuayi swapping Stamford Bridge for Dortmund.Dortmund’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is poised to make a £60 million switch to Arsenal, who are looking to bolster their forward options after the departure to Manchester United of Alexis Sanchez © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZReports in Italy suggest a Chelsea bid for Roma’s former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has been unsuccessful.Elsewhere, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, left Anfield on a loan deal until the end of the season after slipping down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu has become Javi Gracia’s first signing as Watford manager after arriving at Vicarage Road on loan until the end of the season.Millwall re-signed veteran Australia international Tim Cahill, 14 years after he left the Den to join Everton.“It’s hard to put into words (what it feels like to wear a Millwall shirt again) — I’m still taking it in now,” the 38-year-old told Millwall’s website.Celtic have signed Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda on an 18-month contract, with left-back Baba Rahman departing Stamford Bridge for Schalke in a similar arrangement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Liverpool move six points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, but will still feel this was a missed opportunity to inflict more pain on a United side sitting 13th in the Premier League, just two points off the relegation zone.The two most successful sides in English football could not have come into the game in more contrasting form.However, United answered Solskjaer’s calls to rise to the occasion.Liverpool were without Mohamed Salah through injury and the Egyptian’s pace and trickery was badly missed.The visitors were able to welcome back goalkeeper Alisson Becker for the first time in two months after a calf injury, but the Brazilian was rarely tested as United were happy to sit back and counter-attack.Solskjaer changed his formation to a 3-5-2 in an attempt to limit Liverpool’s flying full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson and it was largely effective as the hosts restricted the league leaders to precious few chances.Liverpool’s best opening before the break came when Sadio Mane finally found some space to counter-attack, but from his cut-back Roberto Firmino fired too close to David de Gea.United had not scored in their two previous matches prior to the international break, but finally produced a moment of quality going forward to take the lead, even if fortune was also on their side for the goal to stand.Victor Lindelof looked to have upended Divock Origi on halfway, but no foul was given by Martin Atkinson and as United broke forward, Daniel James’s cross perfectly picked out Rashford to prod past Alisson.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was furious on the touchline even before a VAR review failed to overturn the decision.The visitors’ frustration only grew moments later when Mane outmuscled Lindelof to turn in what he thought was an equaliser, only for VAR to this time rule the goal out for a handball by the Senegalese.Klopp sprinted down the touchline at the half-time whistle, but was unable to change the pattern of the game after the interval as Liverpool continued to dominate possession without creating many chances.Indeed United could have doubled their advantage when Rashford and Fred fired shots just wide of Alisson’s goal on the counter-attack.Lallana had played just 10 minutes in the Premier League this season prior to coming off the bench 20 minutes from time.Liverpool’s Adam Lallana celebrates his goal against Manchester United during their English Premier League match at Old Trafford on October 20, 2019But he was in the right place at the right time to make a telling contribution in the title race as he tapped home at the back post from Andy Robertson’s cross.United were than camped inside their own box for five minutes of stoppage time.Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain was inches away from a winner as his driven shot flew just wide and United had another VAR review go their way deep into added time when Fred was adjudged to have played the ball with his shoulder rather than an arm inside the area.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson vies for the ball with Manchester United’s Ashley Young during their English Premier League match at Old Trafford on October 20, 2019MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 20 – Liverpool failed to record a record-equalling 18th straight Premier League win, but Adam Lallana’s late equaliser saved the European champions from a shock defeat at Manchester United in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.Marcus Rashford’s controversial goal handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling Red Devils a 1-0 half-time lead, but they could not hold out for a much-needed victory as they left substitute Lallana unmarked at the back post to level with five minutes to play.
It’s not just the amazing turnaround from last season where Leicester narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship that makes their Premier League triumph so amazing.No, this time eight years ago the Foxes were facing up to life in the third tier for the first time in their (then) 124-year history when they dropped into League One following a 0-0 draw with Stoke, who earned promotion to the Premier League at the same time.How times change…VIDEO: LEICESTER PLAYERS CELEBRATE WINNING THE LEAGUE AT JAMIE VARDY’S HOUSE
This Friday morning on Sportsday we reflect on France reaching the final of Euro 2016 after Antonine Griezmann’s double saw off World Champions Germany in Marseille.We also look ahead to the men’s semi-finals at Wimbledon as Andy Murray aims to reach his third final at the All England Club.There is also reaction to Warrington Wolves 44-14 win against Salford Red Devils in Super League, which was live on talkSPORT 2 and much, much more.All brought to you by Russ Hargreaves and the team.
Letterkenny Athletic Club organised its first event of 2017 on Sunday – the ‘Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure 3K and 5K Fun Run’.LAC runners were to the fore in both events on a morning with near perfect running conditions.Oisin Farren was first across the line in the 3K in a time of 10.48. 3rd placed Ciaran McBride was the next LAC runner in 11.20. Sinead Peoples was the 3rd woman home, clocking 12.21. Brian McBride’s time of 13.11 saw him finish in first place in the M60 category. Ruari McFadden’s time was 15.26 and Jack McDermot crossed the line in 16.11.The 5K also saw a LAC winner, with Pauric Breslin getting his second win of 2017 in 16.26. He was followed by club mate Matthew Johnston, who came home in 16.48 and who was first in the Junior Men category. Paul McFadden finished in 17.50.Martin Gormley followed up his triumph in Saturday’s Letterkenny parkrun by finishing 2nd in the M50 category, in a time of 18.45. Marcus McClintock finished in 19.30 and was closely followed by Barry Mackey and Irene McFadden. They finished in 19.33, with Irene taking first place in the women’s race. Kieran Coyle’s time was 19.41 and Michael Galvin’s was 19.59.John Hughes’ time was 20.02 and Monica McGranaghan was the first F40 runner in 20.20. Stephen Shiels finished in 20.54 and Ben George in 21.13. Marie Boyle’s time of 21.46 gave her 2nd place in the Senior Women’s category.Richard Raymond was the second M60 finisher in 22.07 and Jimmy McBride was third in 22.14. Kevin O’Malley finished between them in 22.12. Anthony Farren finished in 23.08 and hard working club coach, Dara Dunne, was the second F40 in 23.08. Shauna McGeehan’s time was 24.00, Rachel McKenna’s was 29.30 and Brian Ferry clocked 29.38.The 2 races attracted almost 200 runners and the success of the event was aided by the hard work of many people, including Race Director, Brendan McDaid, and his hard working team, stewards, An Gardai Siochana and First Aid personnel.Letterkenny AC is very grateful to Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure for the generous sponsorship of the event.Martin Gormley chalked up his second Letterkenny parkrun victory. He had finished in 1st place on March 19th and his time of 19.57 on Saturday gave him another win. Cathal Roarty finished 5th in 23.41. Regular competitor, Peter McLean, ran the event 36 times last year and completed the first event of 2017 in 27.29.Highy rated club coach, Teresa McDaid, was in Edinburgh at the weekend as part of the coaching staff for Team Europe at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country.Teresa’s team emerged victorious in the women’s 6K race in the tripartite competition, with Great Britain and USA being the other teams. Irish athlete, Fionnuala McCormack, was 2nd in a time 20.57 and finished between 2 Turkish athletes. The European team had a 44 point winning margin.Letterkenny AC: Successful weekend as club hosts first event of 2017 was last modified: January 9th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Tony Stewart was the fastest among 11 drivers who broke the track qualifying record for Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, turning a lap at 98.083 mph under an overcast sky Friday to win the pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR Nextel Cup Subway 500. The pole is the 10th of Stewart’s career and third this season. He’ll start the race in a tie with Jimmie Johnson atop the standings in the Chase for the championship with five races remaining. Johnson will start sixth after a lap at 97.548 mph. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week BASKETBALL: Villanova star forward Curtis Sumpter will be sidelined indefinitely after re-injuring his left knee in practice and will have surgery next month. Sumpter, a versatile player who averaged 15.3 points a game last season, tore his ACL in the first half of a victory over Florida in the second round of the NCAA tournament last season. Sumpter also missed three games last season with other knee injuries and finished third on the team in scoring with a 15.3 average. Willie Sojourner, whose career at Weber State included Big Sky Conference records in scoring and rebounding, died Thursday in a car crash in Italy. He was 58. Sojourner, who played at Weber State from 1968-71, went on play with Julius Erving for Virginia and New York in the ABA before playing professionally in Italy. TENNIS: Male fashion models will work as ball boys during the WTA Tour Championships next year in Madrid, organizers announced. Last year, female models in black string vests and tight knee-length skirts chased balls during some televised matches at the Madrid Masters men’s tournament. The top eight women qualify for the season-ending WTA Tour Championships, which will move from Staples Center to Madrid next year. The event will be held Nov. 7-12. Top-seed Lindsay Davenport beat Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals of the Zurich Open. French Open champion Rafael Nadal, looking for his 11th ATP tournament win of the season, defeated Radek Stepanek 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 to advance to the semifinals of the Madrid Masters. SPEEDSKATING: Shani Davis broke his own course record in the 1,000 meters in 1 minute, 9.14 seconds and Olympic champion Chris Witty won the women’s 1,000 meters at the U.S. Speedskating Long Track competition in West Allis, Wis. The races were the first in four days of competition in the Fall World Cup Qualifier to determine U.S. teams for international competition. Teams for the 2006 Turin Olympics will be chosen in separate trials in December. BOXING: Former welterweight champion Vernon Forrest stopped Elco Garcia in the 10th round of their junior middleweight main event at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. Forrest, fighting for the second time in three months after a two-year layoff, improved to 37-2 with 28 knockouts. On the undercard, Hector Camacho Jr. of Puerto Rico is now 39-1-1 after an eight-round unanimous decision over Nelson Estupinan of Mexico in a welterweight fight. – Robert Morales Former heavyweight contender David Tua, fighting for only the second time in two years, won a split decision over Cisse Salif in Hollywood, Fla. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rusty Wallace, seventh in the points standings, will start third in search of his eighth career victory here. He leads active drivers at Martinsville. HOCKEY: The approach of Hurricane Wilma forced the NHL to postpone tonight’s game in Sunrise, Fla., between the Ottawa Senators and the Florida Panthers. They will make up the game on Dec. 5.