Man Utd target Tierney tipped for Celtic stay

first_imgTransfers Rodgers concedes Man Utd target Tierney may leave Celtic, but not yet Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 22:07 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kieran Tierney Celtic Getty Transfers Manchester United Celtic Premier League Premiership The highly-rated left-back is drawing admiring glances from England, and may leave eventually, but his manager is not expecting to do a summer deal Brendan Rodgers concedes that Kieran Tierney may leave Celtic at some stage in the future, but expects the Manchester United target to remain at Parkhead for “a few years yet”.Having emerged as one of the most exciting prospects in Scottish football, the 20-year-old defender is starting to attract interest from afar.He has committed to a long-term contract with Celtic and regularly expressed a desire to remain in Glasgow, but transfer talk refuses to go away – with United among those in the market for a new left-back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Rodgers is aware of the speculation, and admits a deal may be done further down the line, but the Hoops boss is expecting Tierney to still be with the Scottish Premiership champions in 2018-19.He told reporters when quizzed on the exit rumours: “I don’t put any speculation or figure around him.“Everyone sees the market now and there is a market out there for top talents and particularly young talents. But he’s a player who’s not for sale. He’s still got development to go and he is in a great place to learn.“If you play for a big club in whatever country, there will always be people watching you. Obviously there is a dearth of good left-backs around and with Kieran’s qualities and huge potential still as a young player, that is always going to draw the eyes of top teams.“Kieran has great qualities. He has a really good temperament and that is getting better in big games. Tactically, he understands the game much better. Physically, he can cope with any league in the world. He has got stronger and faster. He is playing at a big club.”Rodgers added: “You see his passion and love for Celtic. I’m sure there will be times over the next few years when that will be tested, because obviously there will be a financial implication there that you have to think about, and he can’t not have that opportunity if it comes. But I don’t think it’s something that’s on his radar.“He knows that to leave Celtic, ever, it has to be a win-win situation for him and the club so that people go ‘okay, we can see that one’. It tends to be more that sort of moral issue that comes into it, in terms of being on ‘X’ amount at Celtic, another club can give him more and they give you a big fee as a club.“It’s very, very difficult for a young player to turn that down. If the player doesn’t want to go, it’s okay – you’ll not be pushing him out the door. He’s a Celtic supporter and that means everything to him, but football’s a business now for players and I think he’s recognising that if you’re playing over 15 years of your life and you’re at this club for whatever – another four or five years – he might feel that this is the happiest he’ll ever be.“This is where football becomes a business. I hear now of so many players of years gone by, bless them, who’ve never earned the money and then people talk of loyalty and say, ‘Oh, they played this many games and blah, blah, blah’ and ‘what a player he was.’ Then they say, ‘Oh he’s struggling at the minute.’ So, you have to look after yourself and that’s the modern world. But he’s a great kid and I’m sure he’ll be here for a few years yet.”last_img read more

Pires backs Adli to be a success at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal Robert Pires backs Yacine Adli to be a success at Arsenal Chris Wheatley Arsenal Correspondent 01:26 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Yacine Adli Paris Saint-Germain PSG Getty Images Arsenal Premier League The Gunners legend backed his compatriot to become a hit ahead of his imminent move from PSG Arsenal legend Robert Pires has backed 17-year-old Yacine Adli to become a success at the club.The French youngster is expected to join the Gunners in the coming days after rejecting a contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain, where he was previously given his debut by new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery.Pires believes that Adli, who has been capped at youth level for France, faces a tough task to adapt to English football but is in the right hands under Emery, who can get the best out of him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “He’s a talented player. He has very good qualities, very fast with the ball. Sometimes he can score,” Pires said at Arsenal’s 2018/19 Puma away kit launch.“I know Unai Emery likes this player. I don’t know what’s happened the last two days, but if he joins Arsenal, I think he will be a good player for the new squad.””He’s young and it’s very difficult to leave your family, your country and find new players, new football and a new philosophy.   “It’s very difficult, very tough, that adaption. But I know Arsenal is like a family, so if he wants, he can make a success of his career at Arsenal.“Everything is new and you need to adapt. New football, new teams. So for him, if he joins, at the beginning it’s very important to learn and watch what happens on the field because you need to learn every day.”  Yacine Adli France U17Pires joined Arsenal in the summer of 2000 at the age of 27 and while Adli certainly has youth on his side, the former attacking midfielder reflected on when he first joined the club and was forced to adapt to a more physical brand of football.“When you are young and you join Arsenal, the communication with the manager is very important,” Pires said.  “My time with Arsenal at the beginning was very difficult. Adaptation is very important and it was very long for me.   “But Arsene Wenger helped me during five or six months. I learned everything in France, I grew up in France, but England is not the same football. It’s very difficult, it’s very tough, very physical.”last_img read more

a month agoBarcelona defender Gerard Pique: Preseason tour has hurt us

first_imgBarcelona defender Gerard Pique: Preseason tour has hurt usby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has criticised their preseason tour after victory over Villarreal.Barca first travelled to Japan before heading off to the United States over the summer.”The pre-season hasn’t helped us,” Pique said after the win over Villarreal.”There were a lot of trips. But we’re Barcelona and have no excuses.”We have to win. The result today was very good.”Barcelona are already adrift in the table, but Pique explained that the win was necessary to prevent them falling further behind.”It was important to win so we didn’t disengage from the top teams,” he added.”With both goals, we pulled back a bit.”The important thing was to get three points.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

5Dimes Releases Big 12 Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgThe Big 12 Conference's logo.TCU and Baylor took the Big 12 by storm this season, and sportsbook 5Dimes likes those two teams as the favorites to take home a Big 12 title in 2015. TCU, which returns Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin at quarterback, comes in at +200 to win the conference, while Baylor is just a bit behind the Horned Frogs at +225. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are tied for third at +500, while Kansas is way behind the pack at +8000. The most intriguing bet may be the ever-consistent Kansas State Wildcats at +1000. Never count out Bill Snyder.Here are the full Big 12 odds, via 5Dimes.big12oddslast_img

4-Star DE Coziah Izzard Announces Top 7

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonLaurel (Md.) DeMatha Catholic four-star defensive end Coziah Izzard has made a major adjustment to his recruitment. He’s trimmed his list of schools considerably.Izzard owns nearly two dozen scholarship offers, but has narrowed his list down to seven. His top seven consists of Alabama, LSU, Maryland, Notre Dame, Penn State, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.“This has been quite an adventure and I want to thank every school that took the time to invest in me in the recruitment process,” Izzard wrote. “This was a difficult decision. With That being said, these are my top 7 schools.”This has been quite an adventure and I want to thank every school that took the time to invest in me in the recruitment process. This was a difficult decision. With That being said, these are my top 7 schools. (NO ORDER)— Coziah Izzard🥀 (@Co_Izzard) April 1, 2019Izzard is the 10th-ranked prospect in Maryland and the 212nd-rated nationally in the 2020 class.Penn State appears to be the current leader for him. The Nittany Lions have received four of five predictions in Izzard’s 247Sports Crystal Ball.You can view his Crystal Ball here.last_img read more

Diana Shipping Finds Work for Capesize Bulker in Singapore

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Greece-based vessel owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Singapore’s Koch Shipping for its Capesize dry bulk vessel Houston.Diana Shipping said the gross charter rate was agreed at USD 10,125 per day for a period of fourteen to about seventeen months.The charter for the 177,729 dwt Houston started on February 17, 2019.The 2009-built dry bulker is expected to generate an estimated USD 4.25 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter, Diana Shipping noted.Houston concluded a ten-month time charter with Geneva-based SwissMarine Services in February this year. The day rate for the time period was USD 19,000.The charter for Houston was announced a week after the company disclosed the sale of two 2001-built Panamax dry bulkers Danae and Dione.Once the sale of the two vessels is completed, Diana Shipping’s fleet will consist of 46 dry bulk vessels, comprising 4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 18 Panamax bulkers.last_img read more

Migrants disembark in Italy after rescue boat defies ban

first_imgRome: Dozens of shipwrecked migrants disembarked in Italy early Sunday after their rescue boat docked on the island of Lampedusa, the second vessel in a week to defy efforts to stop them by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Some 41 people were finally allowed to step off migrant rescue charity Mediterranea’s Italian-flagged Alex, which arrived at the port on Saturday in an overnight operation that saw the ship temporarily seized by authorities. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping The boat’s captain Tommaso Stella is being investigated for allegedly aiding illegal immigration, according to the Italian news agency Agi. It is the second vessel in just over a week to defy Salvini’s attempts to block Italian ports to rescue ships, as tensions increase over the international response to the migration crisis. A third boat that had also been waiting off Lampedusa, the German charity Sea-Eye’s vessel Alan Kurdi carrying 65 migrants, was sailing towards Malta on Sunday, even though it has not received permission to enter Maltese waters. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang The charity said it could not “wait until the state of emergency prevails” in a message on Twitter. “Now it has to be proven whether the European governments stand by Italy’s attitude. Human lives are not a bargaining chip,” it added. Salvini last month issued a decree that would bring fines of up to 50,000 euros ( 57,000) for the captain, owner and operator of a vessel “entering Italian territorial waters without authorisation”. After the Alex reached port, the populist deputy prime minister said that he would raise the maximum fine to one million euros. “I do not authorise any landing for those who couldn’t care less about Italian laws and help the people smugglers,” Salvini tweeted late Saturday. Mediterranea said it had sailed to “the only possible safe port for landing”, citing “intolerable hygiene conditions aboard” in a tweet Saturday. Authorities on Lampedusa in late June seized a rescue ship belonging to German aid group Sea-Watch, which had forced its way into port with dozens of rescued migrants on board, and arrested its captain Carola Rackete. An Italian judge subsequently ordered her freed, saying she had been acting to save lives, a decision which sparked Salvini’s ire but may have encouraged the Alex crew. Two other investigations, on charges of helping people smugglers and resisting the authorities are still under way after Rackete forced her way past Italian customs vessels. “The irresponsibility of European countries obliged me to do what I did,” Rackete said, in a message to the thousands of protesters who demonstrated in Germany on Saturday to support her. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wrote a letter to Salvini asking him to rethink his policy, sources close to the German government said. “We cannot be responsible for boats with people rescued from shipwrecks on board spending weeks on the Mediterranean because they can’t find a port,” Seehofer wrote. Sea-Eye’s ship Alan Kurdi is carrying migrants who were rescued when they encountered difficulties off Libya. A spokesman for the Armed Forces of Malta said authorities were monitoring the ship on Sunday, stressing that the vessel had not been granted permission to enter Maltese waters. Libya, which has been wracked by chaos since the 2011 uprising that killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has long been a major transit route for migrants, especially from sub-Saharan Africa, desperate to reach Europe. On Tuesday night, 53 migrants were killed in an air strike on a detention centre in a Tripoli suburb.last_img read more

Stars Help Raise 12 Million For Charity With Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC

first_imgCantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, has announced that, together with its affiliate BGC Partners Inc., approximately $12 million was raised for charities globally at the companies’ annual Charity Day on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC donate 100% of their global revenues on their annual Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and more than 100 charities around the world.Originally established in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Charity Day has expanded to assist charitable causes worldwide. Since its inception, Charity Day has raised approximately $89 million globally. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, created to assist family members of Cantor employees who perished on 9/11, has broadened its mission to provide aid to victims of terrorism, natural disaster and emergencies, and has raised and distributed over $250 million.“Charity Day is an integral part of who we are and a day on which we commemorate and honor our friends and colleagues who were lost on 9/11,” said Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. “It is through the participation of our clients, employees, charities and guests that we are able to make this day into one that has a positive impact on those in need. I would like to thank everyone who continues to join us in memorializing the people we lost on that day by assisting charities around the world.”Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Office of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., said, “We are extremely grateful to our clients and employees who helped us raise money for such worthy causes, and for the generous participation of our celebrity guests who graciously donate their time on this day. The impact that Charity Day has globally is remarkable, and we are proud to support so many deserving causes.”Celebrities representing several of the participating charities joined Cantor Fitzgerald’s New York trading floors including sports superstars Mariano Rivera from the New York Yankees, Henrik Lundqvist from the New York Rangers, Victor Cruz, Chris Canty and former teammate Tiki Barber from the New York Giants, Olympic gold medallists Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer, tennis great Venus Williams, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, therapist Dr. Ruth, NBC Today Show anchor Natalie Morales, sportscaster Erin Andrews, actors Steve Buscemi, Edward Norton, Chris Noth and Michael J. Fox, former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, models Kate Upton, Petra Nemcova and many others. For information about charities that participated in Charity Day, click here.In addition to the revenues donated on Charity Day, Edie Lutnick, Executive Director of The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, donates all proceeds from her book, An Unbroken Bond: The Untold Story of How the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Families Faced the Tragedy of 9/11 and Beyond, to charities. For information on An Unbroken Bond, click here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Human Rights Watch opposes Algeria’s candidacy to UN Human Rights Council

first_imgNew York- Human Rights Watch on Tuesday spoke out against the candidacy of Algeria, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam to the Human Rights Council for the what it called their “poor record” in human rights.The New York based human rights watchdog said their  “poor rights records at home would prevent them from becoming useful members of the council.”Human Rights Watch said that these countries have refused to let independent U.N. human rights monitors visit to investigate alleged abuses. “Countries that haven’t allowed U.N. experts appointed by the council to visit have a lot of explaining to do,” Peggy Hicks, global advocacy director at Human Rights Watch was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.“It’s like hiring someone, then not allowing them to enter the office,” he added.On Monday, several human rights organizations called upon the Algerian government to respect human rights and individual freedoms and put an end to arbitrary  repression.They also demanded ending impunity  for perpetuators of  the crimes  occurred during the civil war that the country has experienced more than a decade ago.The joint letter, which was signed by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, International Service for Human Rights, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project and Human Rights Watch, called upon the Algerian government “to demonstrate its readiness to uphold human rights by releasing people serving time in prison for freedom of speech offenses.”Morocco is also among five African countries running for the four seats reserved for the African Group.The United Nations General Assembly is set to vote Tuesday to elect 12 new members of the Human Rights Council.last_img read more

Chinese billionaire offers $120m to man who could woo his lesbian…

first_imgTaroudant, Morocco- Cecil Chao, a Hong Kong real estate tycoon, made headlines in September 2012 when he announced that he would offer $65 million to a man who could woo and marry his lesbian daughter, Gigi Chao.Now the Hong Kong billionaire has almost doubled the offer to $120 million.Since 2012, Gigi Chao is in a civil partnership with a woman, Sean Yeung, but her father, the owner of Cheuk Nang Holdings Ltd., wants his daughter to marry a man so that he can have grandchildren to inherit his business. “I would not force her to marry a man. But obviously I would, from my point of view, prefer her to be married and to have grandchildren.”According to South China Morning Post, the latest offer of HK$1 billion has attracted 500 e-mails.“I don’t think my dad’s offering of any amount of money would be able to attract a man I would find attractive,” she told the South China Morning Post.Om Wednesday, The 33-year-old has written an open letter to her father, urging him to accept her as she is and treat her gay partner as a “normal dignified human being”.“I am proud of my life, and I would not choose to live it any other way … I’m sorry I misled you to think I was only in a lesbian relationship because there was a shortage of good, suitable men in Hong Kong. There are plenty of good men, they are just not for me,” Gigi wrote in a letter sent to her father.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

BCIJ Dismantles 6-Member Terror Cell in Central Morocco

Rabat – A statement from the Ministry of Interior said that the suspects are aged between 24 and 37. The ministry added that the suspects were plotting to undermine the security and stability in the country.Information from Morocco’s General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST) made the arrests possible, according to the statement.During the arrest operation, BCIJ members seized several electronic devices, knives, as well as notes and books glorifying terrorism and inciting violence. According to the ministry, the  preliminary investigation revealed that the members of the cell had recruited young people, with the aim of inciting them to carry out serious attacks against the stability and security of citizens.The suspects will be brought before justice after further investigations.Throughout the year, BCIJ  has carried out similar operations across the country. In November, BCIJ reported the arrest of two suspects who were planning a terrorist attack with intent of undermining  the country’s stability. The suspects were arrested in Inezgane and Ait Melloul, southern Morocco.In July, BCIJ officials arrested seven pro-ISIS extremists operating in central Morocco, near Agadir and Marrakech.In the same month, BCIJ arrested four suspects in four Moroccan cities: Casablanca, Nador, Tangier, and Tiznit.The head of BCIJ, Abdelhak Khiame said in October that Morocco has dismantled 183 terror cells since 2002.Morocco’s BCIJ is also known for its international cooperation with several countries, including France and Spain.In a recent report, the US Department of State said that Morocco has a “comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation.” read more

Spin Master accelerates shift from China to dodge tariffs share up on

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Spin Master Corp. says it has accelerated plans to diversify production out of China as a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies drags on.The Toronto-based toy company, which saw its shares jump more than 12 per cent Thursday on earnings, says it was already shifting away from the country but that the high-profile trade dispute between China and the U.S. has made it act faster.Chief operating officer Benoit Gadbois says Spin Master started to diversify away from China in 2015 as costs rose at a time that 90 per cent of its production was based in the country.  He said on a conference call Thursday that about 65 per cent of the company’s production is now in China and the plan is to have it below 50 per cent next year.China and the U.S. have imposed hefty tariffs as a trade dispute drags on. U.S. President Donald Trump rattled markets Thursday when he said he would impose a 10 per cent tariff on US$300 billion in Chinese goods not already facing tariffs.Spin Master’s shares shrugged off a wider stock market reversal to close up $4.57, or 12.19 per cent, to $42.07 Thursday after reporting adjusted profits of 19 cents per share to beat analyst expectations of 13 cents per share according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv. read more

War against Iraq can be avoided if Baghdad complies with demands Annan

“We all expect Iraq to comply with the demands of the international community,” the Secretary-General said at a press encounter in the United Arab Emirates. “War is not inevitable,” he added, pointing out that if Iraq does what is required of it, “We may be able to avoid military action in the region.” The Secretary-General’s comments came after an hour-long meeting with His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates. In addition to the Iraq crisis, Mr. Annan told the press they had discussed the Israeli-Palestinian situation, Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism, including a tendency by some governments to abuse that cause by cracking down on political opponents. Before arriving in the Abu Dhabi, the Secretary-General and his wife, Nane, wrapped up their official visit to Turkmenistan this morning, stopping at the National Hippodrome where they saw a rare breed of horse known as the akhalteke, a UN spokesperson said. The Secretary-General was offered a horse as a gift, and he selected a rare golden stallion named Kenar. read more

Oireachtas committee to discuss States liability over Quinn Insurance losses

first_imgAN OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE will this afternoon discuss the impact of the losses at Quinn Insurance – which could result in a levy being added to most Irish insurance policies for several decades.The High Court was told in August that the liabilities could exceed €1.6 billion – an amount which doubled the formal forecast of €738 million made in 2011.The losses at the insurer, combined with rules on the minimum cash on hand that insurers are required to keep on hand in order to deal with potential claims, means the insurer has to be bailed out by the State’s Insurance Compensation Fund.That fund, in turn, is funded by an extra levy added to non-life assurance policies – meaning the ordinary policy holder is forced to contribute towards Quinn Insurance’s losses.The administrators said earlier this summer that their estimate for the potential losses at the insurer had to be raised because of a “culture of suppressing estimates” which had been uncovered at the insurer.Thy added that the company’s inability to offer the necessary financial guarantees meant it could not adopt a currency hedging strategy, meaning any major moves in the value of euro or sterling could leave it further exposed.Seán Quinn himself as previously described the costs of administration at the insurer as “truly shocking”.Representatives from the Central Bank, the Department of Finance, and Grant Thornton will be present at the meeting to brief members at the meeting, which is set for 2pm.Read: Cost of Quinn Insurance administration may exceed €1.6bnlast_img read more

Were a laboratory for the left Brazilian town trials universal income

first_img Feb 18th 2017, 8:30 AM 60 Comments Saturday 18 Feb 2017, 8:30 AM Share Tweet Email ‘We’re a laboratory for the left’: Brazilian town trials universal income Tech billionaire Elon Musk said this week that automation would cause “…12-15% of the workforce be unemployed” in the next 20 years. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article DOES BEING HANDED money every month – no strings attached – sound attractive? The residents of a small town in Brazil are finding out.Governments and think-tanks around the world are increasingly fascinated by the idea of a universal basic income, where citizens are given cash to spend as they want.The European Union are also considering implementing this form of income, and this week tech billionaire Elon Musk said that automation would force governments to implement a universal social income.In Marica, a seaside town of about 150,000 people near Rio de Janeiro, the left-wing municipal government has spent the last year finding out how it works.“We are a laboratory for the Brazilian left,” says Washington Quaqua, who introduced the experiment as mayor in December 2015 before stepping down. He was replaced by another candidate from the leftist Workers’ Party, Fabiano Horta.The idea of a universal basic income isn’t new, but long-considered as a potential tool for social equality and redistribution of wealth.The concept has gained traction more recently among high-powered business thinkers, especially in Silicon Valley, as they ponder how society will cope with the ever-expanding role of automation – a trend some futurists believe may create mass unemployment.In Marica – a surviving Workers’ Party bastion in increasingly right-leaning Brazil – the basic income idea fits in well with the leadership’s socialist fervor.Just about every public building is decorated in socialist red and Quaqua’s office sports portraits of communist revolutionary Che Guevara, whose name is also soon to be given to a new hospital.“The world lacks creativity and Marica is giving the example of a town that knows how to redistribute its riches,” Quaqua says with pride about his pet project.Modest realitycenter_img Image: Shutterstock/uelder 16,366 Views Source: Shutterstock/Andrzej RostekDespite his claims, Marica is only taking baby steps.Inconclusively tried around the world for decades, the experiment is currently getting a high-profile rollout in Finland. The left-wing French presidential candidate Benoit Hamon, backed by the star economist Thomas Piketty, has also made the basic income part of his platform.However, if Finland is handing out payments of about €560 a month – and only to a test group of unemployed people for now – the amount in Marica is a measly 10 reais, or about €3. The new mayor hopes to raise the amount to €30 in 2017.Only the town’s 14,000 poorest families are currently being given the income, which is denominated in Mumbucas, a virtual currency created to pay welfare under Quaqua three years ago.The 10 reais is added to the 85 reais (€25) monthly welfare check for families whose income doesn’t top three times the minimum wage. The extra money is also given to poorer people aged between 14 and 29 and pregnant women already receiving other benefits.There’s another limitation: only 131 local businesses – less than 10 percent of the total – accept payment in Mumbucas, the mayor’s office says.The currency, which physically exists only on specially issued red magnetic cards, is unpopular with business owners because they must wait more than a month after purchases are completed for the government to convert payments into reals.Feasible or fantasy?Opposition politician Filippe Poubel denounces what he calls an attempt to addict the people of Marica to welfare. Handing out an income, he says, will backfire.“People want to work, they want to earn their income with dignity. They would be a lot happier if the mayor would create jobs and offer them decent hospital care.”Horta dismisses such criticism saying a basic income will in fact create jobs, “stimulating the local economy.”And he says that the town, which draws revenues from offshore oil exploitation, can afford to boost the program “in an exponential way over the next 10 years.”“The rich love it when they get millions in tax breaks,” Quaqua says of his project’s opponents. “But they are furious when we give a few hundred reais to the poor.”- © AFP, 2017Read: Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in povertyRead: Your crash course in… How German-style housing co-ops could end ‘generation rent’ By AFP Image: Shutterstock/uelderlast_img read more

It was emotional for me Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes

first_img By Sean Murray It was emotional for me to see him so well. It was amazing. He was telling me about his life and his plans. I was just so grateful we’d got to do that for him. McGivney then received a warm ovation from the audience on the show at the close of the interview. ‘It was emotional for me’: Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes meeting him in hospital Aoife McGivney was a passenger on the 16 bus when the incident happened last Monday. Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 8:36 AM Share1275 Tweet Email3 Short URL A NURSE WHO gave CPR to a bus driver who’d fallen unconscious while driving in Dublin city centre this week has said that she cried when she saw the driver safe and well in hospital two days later.Aoife McGivney described the incident when speaking to Ryan Tubridy on last night’s Late Late Show on RTÉ One.The Mater Hospital nurse had been on board the 16 bus when the driver fell unconscious and the vehicle went through a red light on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.“We kept rolling through the red light, and we ended up going over a bicycle,” she said. “I jumped into action… I said we need to stop this bus.”The bus had knocked a cyclist off his bicycle but he managed to jump out of the way before the bus drove over it. He suffered only minor injuries.Passengers were able to get the driver’s foot off the accelerator, and McGivney sought help in removing him from the bus and lying him on the ground.She said: “I started CPR. We did compressions, you know the usual, the AED, call 999.”The nurse also described meeting the driver, Martin, since Monday’s incident.“He’s great. I went into the hospital on Wednesday. I wanted to give him space,” she said. “I met him and well… I cried. I bawled… I’d seen him go through this trauma. It’s very different when you see someone and you’re trying to help them so much.center_img Nurse Aoife McGivney tells the Late Late Show how she gave CPR to a bus driver who fell unconscious in Dublin this week— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 8, 2019 44 Comments 42,708 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 9th 2019, 8:36 AM Source: RTÉ News/Twitterlast_img read more

Harry Kane is not a machine says Erik Lamela

first_imgErik Lamela has risen to the defence of under-fire Tottenham teammate Harry Kane by insisting that it’s only a matter of time before he hits top form againThe English striker had another disappointing game on Tuesday night and was unable to have an impact as Spurs’ lost the opening game of their 2018/19 Champions League campaign 2-1 away to Inter Milan.After being crowned the World Cup Golden Boot winner at Russia this summer, Kane has now gone five games without finding the net for both club and country.The 25-year-old did little to improve matters for himself at the San Siro, but Lamela believes that Kane shouldn’t have to bear the scoring burden for Spurs by himself.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“Harry is not a machine. He scores a lot. He always scores,” Lamela told BT Sport.“Here he didn’t and for two or three games he didn’t. But he will score again.“It’s not like Harry needs to score every single game. Christian (Eriksen) scored, I scored in the last game. Sonny (Son Heung-min) will score. Lucas (Moura) will score. All the pressure is not on Harry.“All the attacking players need to score. And that’s it.”last_img read more