AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: STANISLAS 2nd; KING 54th. UNITED: FELLAINI 24th.A week after toppling reigning Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea, newly promoted Bournemouth shocked Manchester United. After David de Gea was beaten from a corner by Junior Stanislas, United equalised via Marouane Fellaini. The visitors faded after the break and could not fight back after Joshua King fired in from Matt Ritchie’s set piece.CRYSTAL PALACE 1 SOUTHAMPTON 0GOAL:- PALACE: CABAYE 38th.Crystal Palace moved up to sixth in the Barclays Premier League thanks to a Yohan Cabaye winner. The hosts fully deserved their first Barclays Premier League win over Southampton, a victory that also extended Palace’s unbeaten run to three league games. Yannick Bolasie’s cross allowed the unmarked Cabaye to tap home from six yards late in the first half.MANCHESTER CITY 2 SWANSEA CITY 1GOALS:- CITY: BONY 26th; IHEANACHO 90th. SWANSEA: GOMIS 90th.Manchester City went top of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s injury-time deflection. City, beaten at Stoke a week ago, struggled against managerless Swansea, who sacked Garry Monk on Wednesday. And after Wilfried Bony lost Ashley Williams to score against his former club, Bafetimbi Gomis’ late equaliser looked like it would earn a point – before Iheanacho’s lucky strike.NORWICH CITY 1 EVERTON 1GOALS:- NORWICH: HOOLAHAN 47th. EVERTON: LUKAKU 15th.Romelu Lukaku scored for the sixth successive time in the Barclays Premier League, but Norwich produced a battling second-half display to hold Everton to their third straight Premier League draw. Lukaku scored with a header from Gerard Deulofeu’s excellent cross. Wes Hoolahan levelled for Norwich from close range before Cameron Jerome missed a great chance for the hosts.SUNDERLAND 0 WATFORD 1GOAL:- WATFORD: IGHALO 4th.Watford claimed their third successive win through Odion Ighalo’s early goal to leave Sunderland in the relegation zone. Ighalo and Black Cats defender Sebastian Coates met Allan Nyom’s low cross at the near post and diverted the ball past Costel Pantilimon. Sunderland took time to find a response but dominated the second half.WEST HAM UNITED 0 STOKE CITY 0These teams drew for the third Barclays Premier League game in a row at the Boleyn Ground. Marco van Ginkel, brought in for the injured Xherdan Shaqiri, had Stoke’s best chance in the first half but he put wide from close range. West Ham enjoyed more action in front of goal but they were denied time after time by Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE – Brothers for life, Mark Caguioa is paying Jayjay Helterbrand the ultimate tribute.The 2012 PBA Most Valuable Player is momentarily shelving his famed number 47 jersey as he opted to wear jersey number 13 for the entirety of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Balanced NLEX subdues GlobalPort in Christmas clash Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments “I’m gonna be wearing this for one conference as a tribute to @jayhelterbrand. Merry Xmas to everyone,” Caguioa posted on his Instagram account (@47markcaguioa). The two guards were teammates since the Helterbrand entered the league in 2001 and played for Ginebra until last season.Both won an MVP award while winning six titles, the last being the 2017 Governors’ Cup.Helterbrand retired after the 2017 season, leaving Caguioa without his backcourt partner for the first time in 17 years.In his first game wearing his longtime partner’s jersey number, Caguioa poured seven points, on a 3-of-5 shooting from the field, alongside six rebounds and an assist in 21 minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments CJ Cansino continues impressive run, credits Ayo for confidence boost The 28-year-old is now just one victory away from her fourth — but biggest — WTA title of her career in Beijing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her women’s semi-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Greg Baker /Unseeded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova stunned US Open champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 to reach the China Open final on Saturday.Sevastova, who dashed Osaka’s hopes of reaching a third straight final, will face either Danish second seed Caroline Wozniacki or Chinese wildcard Wang Qiang on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Osaka, 20, required treatment on her lower back midway through the second set. Last month she won her maiden Grand Slam title in a stormy final in New York, and was runner-up at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.The Japanese eighth seed, who beat a raging Serena Williams in the US Open final, had been on the verge of tears during her quarter-final victory over Zhang Shuai on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSevastova, now ranked 20th in the world, was so sick of getting injured — she had particular problems with her back — that she quit tennis in May 2013 and studied leisure management.The time off allowed her body to mend and she returned to the sport in January 2015. MOST READ
Some members of the Independent Legislative Caucus of the 54th Legislature in a group discussion.-Want Speaker Chambers to lead in cutting budget by 40%In a rather rare but bold move, members of the Independent Legislative Caucus (ILC), comprising of 14 like-minded members of the House of Representatives, have promised to expose any of their colleagues in the legislature that will manipulate and or commit deceptions in the 2019/2020 budget, as their way of stopping the hemorrhage of state funds that are being diverted into private pockets.According to sources, the aggrieved lawmakers’ fight against “budget dishonesty and treachery” is prompted by what they claim were manipulations of the 2018/2019 budget, in which US$1.2 million allotted to some public health institutions in the approved draft National Budget were diverted to some private health centers and clinics in the printed version of the National Budget.On October 15, 2018, some aggrieved members of the Ways, Means and Finance Committee wrote House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, expressing shock and regret about the manner and form in which the entire 2018/2019 budget process were conducted, beginning from the Ways, Means and Finance Committee room to the printing into handbills.Now with 30 days left to submit the 2019/2020 budget to the House of Representatives for the scrutiny and its subsequent passage, the ILC Budget Committee said in a press statement, dated Sunday, May 12, 2019, “we vow to robustly and vigorously expose, checkmate all budgetary channels, tunnels, cesspool, and camouflage that is being carved by budget manipulators acting under the guise of being humanitarians.”Also in their press statement relating to the proposed bill to cut salaries of members of the House of Representatives, the ILC said they welcome the debate and remain undaunted in forging a realistic path to the National Budget process for the good of the Liberian people.The ILC said it wishes to address the situation from an informed perspective as opposed to creating a pool of sentiments only to mislead the public with half-baked propositions. However, it wants to ensure that the government has adequate resources to address the developmental challenges of the State.According to the ILC, “Article 36 of the Liberia Constitution of 1986 provides that the Legislature remuneration for services are fixed by law, but can be altered to take effect in the succeeding Fiscal Year. This suggests that because the appropriation authority is vested in the Legislature, such decision can only be taken by majority member votes,” the ILC maintained.“In the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 National Budget, the Legislature appropriated to herself US$49.2 million against US$49.3 million for FY-2017/2018. This Budget accounts for the following: Office of the Senate Pro-Tempore — US$1.38 million; Office of the Speaker– US$1.22 million; Office of the Deputy Speaker– US$0.766 million; Senate Members (including Central Administration and Secretariats) – US$14.67 million and House Members (including personal staffers and Central Administration and Secretariats) — US$31.18 million,” the statement outlined.The ILC said in the budget, the House Speaker, Senate Pro-Tempore and the Deputy Speaker, all other members of the Senate and the House of Representatives have no discretional authority over the execution of the Legislature’s Budget. But in the same Budget, the Speaker receives the allotment of US$29,700 as special allowance per month, but is inclusive of his discretionary budget of US$1.22 million.The ILC indicated that each member of the House of Representatives with no discretionary role in the Budget execution process receives as budgeted US$7,450 or US$5,500 net of taxes per month respectively.“The House of Representatives appropriated to herself US$1.6 million for Operations and US$1.8 million for Committee Hearings at the discretion of the Speaker, amounting to US$3.4 million and if the argument is that the Government needs to take on austerity measures to address the developmental needs of the Country, then it makes sense to reduce the Operational and Committee Hearing Budgets of the House of Representatives by 75% so as to save about US$2.57 million and that the Speaker’s Budget be reduced by 40% and be used as the standard for each member’s budget calibration”.The ILC added: “These and other measures, when taken by the National Legislature, could save about US$9.0 million for the Government as opposed to a US$1.5 million saving as is being tokenized by our colleagues.”The ILC indicated: “While we welcome the debate, you will come to agree with us, that there has been no Budget performance review so as to assess the actual Fiscal Stance of the Government. More besides, the gain from the executive salary cut is yet to be accounted for and distinguished in terms of its impact in reducing the Government wage bill.”“It is unarguable that the budget lines other than wages and salaries that seek to impact the entire country at once are the Legislative Support Project and legislative Scholarship fund. As we speak, there is no significant discussion to increase the appropriations of the Legislative Support Project which was reduced from about US$78,000 to US$31,000 to accommodate Government budget constraints.”The ILC added, “Do we wish that we have a benefit cut that goes into a pool fund, with limited or no accountability, while the fat in our National Budget remain, or we cut all the fat, while a cut in our benefits be used to increase our District Scholarship and District Projects Budget that have far reaching impacts in the lives of our people.”The ILC statement furthered: “Because wages are rigid downward, as a Government, we need not be sentimental, but realistic in addressing the issues across the branches of Government. A country that has a huge level of unemployment and underemployment, is more of a national security risk as compared to having a huge security budget that have limited positive effect on the lives of the very people it seeks to impact.”“We see it befitting that the books of the Legislature be audited, including a vigorous payroll vetting and audit exercise that will set a benchmark for a transparent and accountable Legislature. This exercise will give the public a clearer understanding as to the actual remunerations of members of the Legislature and could help to prevent any possible waste and abuse in the National Budget. As the Executive is taking steps in these directions, the Liberian Legislature and the Judiciary should be of no exception,” the press statement intoned.Members of the ILC include Representatives Larry P. Younquoi, District #8 Nimba County; Rustonlyn S. Dennis, District #4, Montserrado County; Thomas A. Goshua, II, District #5 Grand Bassa County; Francis Saidy Dopoh, II, District #3 River Gee County and Yekeh Y. Kolubah, District 10 Montserrado County; and Ellen A. Attoh-Wreh, District #3 Margibi County.Others are Representatives Hanson S. Kiazolu, District #17 Montserrado County; Vicent S.T. Willie, II, District #4 Grand Bassa County; Beyan D. Howard, District #5 Lofa County; Jay J. Nagbe Sloh, District #2 Sinoe County; Ivar K. Jones, District #2 Margibi County; Lawrence Morris, District #1 Montserrado County; George Beyan Samah, District #12 Montserrado County; and Ceebee Barshell, District #3 Montserrado County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Germany’s Nations League clash with the Netherlands on Saturday in Amsterdam will be Loew’s 168th international since taking charge in 2006, but Ballack says his 12-year reign should already be over.“I was surprised, as well as many other people, that he kept his job,” Ballack, who made 98 appearances for Germany, told Deutsche Welle.“For a long time, he worked with the team and sometimes you should say that things don’t work anymore,” added Ballack on Loew’s 12-year tenure.Last May, Loew signed a contract extension with the German Football Association (DFB) until the 2022 World Cup.However, Ballack believes Loew should have been “professional enough” to take the consequences for such a woeful campaign in Russia.The ex-Chelsea and Bayern Munich midfielder says Loew should have blooded younger players rather than rely on senior players.“It’s not abnormal that a coach who won the World Cup trusts the players with whom he was successful,” said Ballack.“But that’s the difficulty, because he is responsible for that, he should be professional enough.” Germany midfielder Toni Kroos backed Loew on Thursday when asked about Ballack’s comments.“I think we’ll get our act together with Joachim Loew and I think he deserves the chance to keep going,” Kroos said at a press conference in Berlin.Kroos, a key component of Germany’s 2014 World Cup triumph, said Loew’s speeches to the squad in Russia were “as good as never before. Yet we still went out early”.– ‘Huge disappointment’ –Ballack’s sharp criticism of Loew is no surprise given their history.In 2008, as national team captain Ballack accused Loew of showing a lack of respect to senior players.Despite clear-the-air talks, tension remained between the pair until Ballack was injured before the 2010 World Cup and never played for Germany again.Former Bayern Munich captain Michael Ballack, 42, has been a sharp critic of Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew since the pair had a public falling out in 2008, when Ballack accused Loew of not showing enough respect to senior national team players. © AFP/File / Christof STACHEBallack also criticised the DFB for allowing Loew to conduct his own analyse of their dismal World Cup performances.“The World Cup was a huge disappointment and there were reasons for that,” said Ballack.“You should analyse it, really (properly), and not just say ‘we will analyse that’ when you have already made the decision to keep the coach.“That’s not a real analysis.“There should not just be one person who is making these decisions.”Ballack says a poor mentality was the reason Germany struggled in Russia.“It was a kind of mentality issue, because the quality doesn’t drop down so much in four years that you can’t challenge or you can’t advance past the first round,” Ballack said. “What was the problem? The hunger, the desire, the fighting spirit, there was much speculation.“The only true answer can be provided by the players themselves.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew should have lost his job in the wake of a woeful World Cup display, after his team finished bottom of their group, says ex-national team captain Michael Ballack. © AFP/File / SAEED KHANBerlin, Germany, Oct 11 – Michael Ballack believes Germany coach Joachim Loew should have lost his job in the wake of their woeful World Cup performance in Russia.Ballack, 42, who captained Germany between 2004-2010, is the first senior figure in German football to say Loew, who steered the country to the 2014 World Cup title, should have been fired after his team finished bottom of their group in Russia.
The nation supported her when she opened her heart about having cancer.Majella O’DonnellMajella O’Donnell tugged at the heartstrings of the nation when she had her hair shaved on the Late Late Show and raise a staggering €600,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.Now Majella is hoping to give back a little something from her lifetime of experience as a mother, sister, friend and human being. She begins a weekly agony aunt column in Saturday’s Irish Independent where she will give advise on relationships, marriage problems and lots more. MAJELLA BECOMES AN AGONY AUNT was last modified: January 23rd, 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:agony auntMajella O’Donnell
The number of parents opting to send their children to outdoor pre-schools is on the rise. That’s according to Donegal woman, Sally O’Donnell, who established Ireland’s first outdoor school in Donegal eight years ago.Located just outside Letterkenny in Glenswilly, Glen Outdoor School is now part of a trio of Early Learning Schools in Donegal where children spend 80% of their time outdoors.As well as Glen Outdoor, the Early Learning Schools incorporate Park School, located at the Mountain Top, Letterkenny and Ray Outdoor School in Ray Community Centre, situated between Rathmullan and Ramelton. A native of Churchill, O’Donnell was ahead of her time when she opened Glen Outdoor School in 2006, but is now delighted that outdoor schools are gaining popularity across Ireland and the UK.O’Donnell explains: “Parents are curious to find out more about the benefits of outdoor play, because before they visit our schools, they are sometimes concerned that outdoor play is just that – play.However, they are reassured when they realise that our schools follow the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, Aistear.“The focus of our schools is to allow children enjoy their childhood as two, three, and four year olds should, instilling in them a desire to learn by following their individual needs. In doing so we prepare them, not just for school – but for life.” O’Donnell continued: “Nature provides a variety of learning opportunities that children can really get involved in, from planting seeds to exploring the properties of water.“The outdoor environment also encourages children to explore curricular concepts using higher order thinking, problem solving, self-risk assessing and complex language.“We’ve also got great feedback from parents in terms of dramatic improvements in their children’s health and well-being since starting our outdoor schools.“That’s largely because many leading experts recommend that children get a minimum of three hours active outdoor play every day, but it appears that this is now the exception rather than the norm.” The fact that one in four children is now either overweight or obese is hugely concerning and just should not be the case.” Early Learning Schools give children the opportunity to experience the outdoors in all types of weather, while dressed in the appropriate clothing and footwear.Additional benefits include independence, resilience, self-esteem and disposition, better energy levels, better quality of sleep, agility, balance and co-ordination, stronger immune systems and lower stress levels.Early Learning Schools will host a series of information evenings this week to inform and educate parents about the positive impact outdoor activity has on children’s development.The first information evening takes place in Park School, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, (entrance via Foxhill’s Estate) on Tuesday, 24th February, followed by Ray Outdoor School (Ray Community Centre, between Rathmullan and Ramelton) on Wednesday, 25th February and finally, Glen Outdoor School on Thursday, 26th February. All sessions take place from 6.00pm – 8.00pm each evening. Visit www.earlylearningschools.ie or call Sally on 086 858 9339 or Noreen on 087 2966164 for more information.DONEGAL OUTDOOR SCHOOLS IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:childcarechildreneducationFeaturesLearningnewsOutdoorPre-schoolschools
Danny Murphy has told Arsenal to bow to Alexis Sanchez’s wage demands and give him a new bumper contract – because it’ll be CHEAPER than finding a replacement.There is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Sanchez’s future at the Emirates Stadium.The 28-year-old is entering the final 12 months of his contract with the Gunners, and he and the club have yet to come to an agreement over a possible extension.Latest reports claim Sanchez has turned down the most recent offer of £275,000-a-week, and is demanding a mega £400,000-a-week contract to stay at Arsenal.And with Manchester City reportedly keen on the forward, Murphy believes the Gunners should cough up the money.A new four-year £400,000-a-week deal would cost the London club around £83million, and Murphy insists they are unlikely to get a valid replacement for the Chilean for the same money in the transfer market.“What Sanchez is demanding, that’s the going rate because he can get that elsewhere,” the former Liverpool midfielder told talkSPORT host Jim White.“The simple equation is this: £400,000-a-week is £20m a year, over four years that’s £80m.“To sign a player to take his place, it’s going to cost you at least £60m or £70m, and that’s if you can find one.“But Arsenal can’t replace Sanchez with someone of his quality, because someone that good won’t go there.”
Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Jose Mourinho’s training ground exchange with Paul Pogba was down to an Instagram story he posted during the defeat to Derby County, it has emerged.Relations between the Manchester United manager and £89million midfield star appeared to have hit a new low when they were captured on video on Wednesday having a tense-looking discussion. gameday cracker 2 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Latest Manchester United News 2 Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Pogba, who reportedly wants to leave Old Trafford and join Barcelona, said after Saturday’s home draw with Wolves that United should “attack, attack, attack”, leading Mourinho to strip the World Cup winner of the vice-captaincy.Mourinho denied any falling out with Pogba when confirming the decision to take leadership duties away from the 25-year-old following Tuesday night’s shock Carabao Cup defeat to Derby, but Sky Sports’ footage from training the following morning suggested all is not well.Pogba was seen shaking hands with coach Michael Carrick and a member of United’s media team, before looking taken aback by something the manager said.Pogba then had an apparently exasperated discussion with Mourinho in a clip viewed four million times in little more than three hours on one of the channel’s Twitter posts. deals boost Jose Mourinho beckoned United’s press officer over in row with Paul Pogba Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho’s relationship appears to be irreparable FAREWELL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 🧐 A CLOSER LOOK! 🧐It looks like Jose Mourinho wasn’t too happy with Paul Pogba’s Instagram post last night…👀A look back at their relationship: https://t.co/F0wvfdwoTx pic.twitter.com/7YfegyToCi— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 26, 2018Sources close to the club have not been surprised by this week’s developments, but this would not be the first time Mourinho’s man-management has shocked his players.United would not comment on Wednesday’s footage, but the manager will be confronted about it when he faces the press to preview the weekend trip to West Ham. REVEALED RANKED silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won targets It has now been revealed that the latest tension between the two was down to an Instagram post uploaded by Pogba during United’s defeat by Derby.The former Juventus star uploaded a video himself and Andreas Pereira laughing while they sat in the stands at Old Trafford.The clip went out at 10.28pm, suggesting it had been posted after United’s penalty shootout defeat, but it had actually been filmed in the first half. According to The Sun, a problem with the club WiFi has been blamed for the post going out later.Mourinho believed Pogba had uploaded the video after the match, hence his anger on Wednesday.The Portuguese was seen calling over club press officer John Allen in training and asking: “When did Paul post on Instagram?”A baffled Pogba protested his innonence and it led to the frosty exchange between them, which you can watch below. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade
Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has slammed the Government’s Gaeltacht Bill, which takes power from the people and gives the Minister of the day too much control over Údarás na Gaeltachta.Senator Ó Domhnaill has also raised concerns about the cutbacks involved in this Bill and the Government’s failure to commit to resources for Gaeltacht regions.“Far from preserving and developing the language, this Bill involves further cutbacks. It is clear that the Government has no intention of providing any extra resources to implement this new legislation, making it extremely difficult for the Bill to attain its objectives,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill. “But more worrying still is the fact that this legislation will spell an end of the democratic elections to the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta. The Gaeltacht Minister clearly doesn’t have confidence that the people will elect who he wants to the board, so he wants to change the system so that the Minister of the day will appoint many of the board members himself. The remainder of the board will be nominated by County Councillors, many of whom have no connection with the Gaeltacht whatsoever.“In addition to this, the Bill fails to define the type of organisation that can apply to prepare a language plan for an area. The Minister will approve each Language Plan and will decide whether they are being implemented fully or not. Once again, this gives too much power to the Minister and the Coimisinéir Teanga should have a role in this work.“There are a number of questions about how this will work in reality. It is clear that there is no intention to provide any extra resources to implement this new legislation, making it extremely difficult for the Bill to attain its objectives. It places responsibilities on Foras na Gaeilge, although the Minister nor the Oireachtas has control over the Foras as it is a North/South body. As a result it is not possible to be sure that the Foras will be happy to deliver on the responsibilities in the long term.” MINISTER WILL HAVE TOO MUCH CONTROL OVER ÚDARÁS – SENATOR was last modified: June 20th, 2012 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:MINISTER WILL HAVE TOO MUCH CONTROL OVER ÚDARÁS – SENATOR