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Infantino: “It is not worth endangering human life for any party or league”

first_imgThe FIFA announced this Thursday the creation of an emergency fund to combat the crisis generated in the world of football, as reported through an official statement the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).Gianni Infantino, president of the football organization, issued a message to all member federations to explain the lines of action that FIFA will take to alleviate the economic problems caused by the coronavirus.“The first thing is health, it is not worth endangering human life for any game, no competition, or any league, let’s listen to the health authorities”, emphasized Infantino, in an argument that, according to the RFEF, coincides with the version that its president maintains Luis Rubiales. “We are working on an emergency fund. We have a very solid financial situation, but our reserves are not from FIFA, it is football money and our duty is to help. We are working on the most appropriate response. We will do it with responsibility and transparency “, he guaranteed Infantino.Also, FIFA also announced that it will advance a series of payments corresponding to the second half of 2020 to try to combat the financial problems caused by the pandemic, a measure that the RFEF has already adopted to provide certainty to non-professional football.“We have to protect the future of the national teams. We are studying the contracts of the players and the new transfer markets to show flexibility and common sense. We have to go out together and better than we were before. In a strategic and united way” ended Infantino.last_img read more

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first_imgA Co Donegal man who tortured his neighbours for almost two decades has escaped going to jail because of his poor health.Letterkenny court.John Patterson, 63, subjected his neighbours to a campaign of terror for no apparent reason.Patterson appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a number of offences which occurred between June and August last year.Patterson, of Meenlougher, Castlefinn, dumped rubbish on his neighbour’s land, attacked his car with a stick and drove his car directly at his neighbour.The charges also included four counts of driving while he was disqualified.Judge Conal Gibbons said he had never before across someone charged with four counts of driving while disqualified.Garda Sinead McLaughlin outlined the series of events to Judge Gibbons.She revealed that on June 19th last year John McMonagle was driving his tractor in the Castlefinn area when he passed Patterson who was sitting in his jeep.Patterson then drove past Mr McMonagle and blocked a junction with his jeep. Patterson then got out of his jeep and struck the tractor with a stick. Mr McMonagle got out of the tractor and took the stick off Patterson, who then threatened that he would get someone to “give him a hammering”.In a second incident on August 2nd Frank Gallagher was driving on the main road approaching Patterson’s yard when Patterson drove out in front of him and Mr Gallagher had to serve to avoid him.On August 8th Mr Gallagher was driving past the home of Patterson and he found him standing in the middle of the road.Mr Gallagher had to stop and then as the drove past, Patterson struck his vehicle a number of times with a stick.On August 19th Mr Gallagher’s daughter Clare was approaching the family home on her way back from a night out at around midnight when she saw a vehicle drive off as she approached home.As she saw Patterson’s vehicle drive off, she found a large amount of litter dumped at the entrance.Documents containing Patterson’s name were found in the litter.On May 27th John Patterson was pulled over and failed to produce insurance and his driving licence after a lawful demand was made.On all occasions Patterson was disqualified from driving.Inspector Michael Harrison said Patterson had previous convictions for assault, careless driving, public order offences and littering, all of which he was convicted of in April 2014.Solicitor for Patterson, Cathal Quinn, said his client had a large number of health issues including psychiatric illness, heart disease and diabetes. He said he has had issues with alcohol but has “been off it for six months”.He said Patterson “went off the rails” in 2013 and 2014 and his marriage broke down. Patterson, he said, had been a substantial farmer and was well respected in the area but he had “developed some time of persecution complex” and imagined some of his neighbours “were against him”.“They were not the acts of a rational being,” he said. Judge Conal Gibbons said his behaviour did not appear to be from “someone who is dealing with issues in particular way”.He said the fact that he has been driving without insurance repeatedly was “appalling”.“It is obvious to me that me he has suffered some sort of illness,” he said. He told Patterson said that if he had not been made aware of the medical issues “you would be on your way to Castlerea at this stage”.The judge said that Patterson’s neighbours had been very understanding.Mr Gallagher, who was accompanied by his daughter and son, told the court “this has nothing to do with his health”. “He has tortured my family for years and this has been going on for 17 years,” he said. “We have been living in hell for 17 years.” He said his and his wife’s health have been affected by the problems caused by Patterson.The judge said the issues “have come to a halt”.“Today is the final day. I wish you and your family well and hope that you don’t have any more difficulty. If you do, talk to the gardaí and they will deal with it.”Patterson was fined a total of €800 plus €180 witness expenses and was disqualified from driving for four years. MAN SUBJECTED NEIGHBOURS TO REIGN OF TERROR FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES was last modified: May 28th, 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:CASTLFINNcourtdonegalJOHN PATTERSONNEIGHBOURSterrorlast_img read more



first_imgThe girls celebrate after the final winTHE star gaelic footballers of St Columba’s Comprehensive are celebrating – after landing the Ulster U16 title today.The girls defeated the highly fancied and favourites Breifne College of Cavan in today’s showpiece final.Amy Boyle Carr (N Conaill) and Sarah Harkin (Ardara) were among the many stars of the show which saw the Donegal side go into a huge first half lead. And the Comp girls never looked back after that, easing to victory in the end in the game played in Garvaghey.ST COLUMBA’S GLENTIES GIRLS CROWNED ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS was last modified: January 26th, 2016 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:st columba’s glentiesULSTER CHAMPIONSlast_img read more


Tusker increases sponsorship kit for Golf Open

first_imgJuliana Kagwa Uganda Breweries Ltd marketing director (2ndL) hands over a dummy cheque to Johnson Omolo, the president of Uganda Golf Union (3rdR) at the news briefing in Kampala on Wednesday.GOLF–Uganda Breweries Limited, through its premium brand Tusker Malt Lager, has announced sponsorship of the 76th edition of the annual Tusker Malt Uganda Open Golf Tournament scheduled for September 7 to 30 at Uganda Golf Club.Tusker Malt Lager has injected over Sh500 million into this year’s tournament as assurance to show its support for the development of the game golf in the country.There has been an increase in the cash sponsorship from Sh230 million to Sh250 million.In a bid to further raise the profile of the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open within the region and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as attract notable professional players from across the globe, Tusker Malt Lager has amplified its cash sponsorship of this year’s tournament.The new development was announced by Uganda Breweries marketing director, Juliana Kaggwa, in Kampala on Wednesday during a news conference to communicate the upcoming tournament dates.“Our partnership with the Uganda Golf Union from 2010 has yielded tremendous results. Our ultimate aim is to work closely with the Union to turn the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open into one of the biggest and most sought after tournaments in Africa,” Kagwa said.Set to be played over 18 holes on one of the toughest courses in Uganda, the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open will attract over 500 amateurs, pros, seasoned pros and unseeded local players for theladies, amateur and professional ranks tee off, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive and exciting tournaments in recent history.According to the Uganda Golf Union, this year’s Open will have three parts of the tournament.The ladies will be playing from September 7 to 9, the amateurs will play from September 13 to 16, while the professionals will play from September 27 to 30.“Golf has steadily grown in Uganda and we have seen a rise in the number of club memberships across the country, both by male and female golfers, young and old. The Uganda Open offers golfers a chance to shine at the big stage, and to showcase Uganda to international golf tournaments as well as generate revenue for the country,”Johnson Omolo, the Uganda Golf Union president, said.“Golf is fast becoming a lifestyle preference for a considerable number of Ugandans and Tusker Malt Lager will continue with the sponsorship of premier golf events such as the Uganda Open which allow us to support the development of the game, as well as connect with customers by sharing their passion and interests,” Kagwa added.Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf.Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognised and that consumers have grown to love.Comments Tags: toplast_img read more

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