first_imgRight 2 Water Ireland has announced its plans for a Co Donegal demonstration against water charges.It will take place in Letterkenny on Saturday week, November 1, at 2pm.The local demonstrations will take place throughout the country and follows the march in Dublin which attracted 100,000 supporters. “As the Government have ignored the people’s wishes in the budget, theRIGHT2WATER campaign is now calling on all local communities throughout the country to come together and organise another massive show of “people power” countrywide on the 1st November,” said Charlie McDyer.“Right2Water is a citizen’s campaign. We believe that water is a human right, and we are seeking the abolition of domestic water charges.“All households will now have to pay for water, regardless of whether they can afford it. As with all service charges, low income families will pay proportionately more.“Irish families cannot afford to pay water charges. With many thousands struggling with mortgage debt and mass unemployment it is just a step too far.” Those behind the campaign say the can be contacted below:Charlie Mc Dyer 086 2269291 Facebook – Right2WaterIrelandOwen Curran 086 3122784 All help welcome. RIGHT2WATER IRELAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF DONEGAL DEMONSTRATION was last modified: October 23rd, 2014 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:demonstrationdonegalright2water irelandlast_img read more

First-half latest: Chelsea 1 PSG 1 (Agg: 2-3) – Costa brings Blues back into tie

first_imgIt’s game on at the Bridge as that man @diegocosta finishes in a cool manner. #CHEPSG #UCL https://t.co/2moiy8pqns— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) March 9, 2016Diego Costa hauled Chelsea back into the Champions League round-of-16 tie by scoring 10 minutes after Adrien Rabiot’s goal.Willian exchanged passes with Pedro and set up Costa, who showed great composure to shift the ball away from Thiago Silva and fire into the net.Paris St-Germain, 2-1 up from the first leg, scored after 16 minutes at Stamford Bridge.Angel di Maria played the ball into the penalty area and Zlatan Ibrahimovic drifted away from Branislav Ivanovic before crossing low from the right for Rabiot tap in.Ivanovic had earlier prevented a PSG goal by sliding in and clearing the ball after Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois had been beaten by Di Maria’s angled shot.Once in front, PSG seemed to be in control but Chelsea battled on and were rewarded when Costa netted his 11th goal in his last 15 matches.Costa returned to the side after being passed fit, as did Pedro and Kenedy.Cesc Fabregas also returned to the starting line-up. The Spaniard is partnering John Mikel Obi in midfield, with Nemanja Matic dropped to the bench along with Oscar.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders to play 2019 season in Oakland — will fans turn out?

first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.OAKLAND — Raiders fans will get to root for their team in Oakland one more season — if they haven’t yet sworn off the Silver and Black.After months of searching for a temporary home, owner Mark Davis settled on the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum after reaching a lease deal with East Bay officials. The Coliseum Stadium Authority board at its Friday meeting voted unanimously to approve the lease extension.The Raiders will pay $7.5 …last_img read more

Warriors mailbag: What will the Warriors do this offseason?

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors fans have plenty of questions. Do the Warriors have the answers?More clarity will emerge during Thursday’s NBA draft and when free agency begins on June 30 at 6 pm PT. For now, Warriors fans are unanimously wondering where the Warriors go from here after losing to the Toronto Raptors in six games in the NBA Finals. That made for a pretty full inbox this week, and I promise I will answer all of the questions you have! Or at least attempt to answer.For now, keep the …last_img read more

South Africa plays its part for Madiba

first_img6 July 2015The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with Brand South Africa, launches the Play your Part for Madiba campaign today.“Interventions, such as the Play your Part for Madiba campaign. position the youth as key role players in the country’s drive for social and economic development,” said Mandela Day and outreach manager Yase Godlo.The campaign calls on citizens to embody the values and spirit of the late leader, Nelson Mandela, and to play their part in growing and developing the country.Godlo said the three principles followed by Madiba throughout his life were: free yourself, free others and serve every day.Nelson Mandela International Day is aimed at ensuring the continuation of Madiba’s legacy in making the world a better one for all, through acts of kindness, no matter how small.“This aims to uphold [former] president Nelson Mandela’s legacy as a moral authority and a symbol of what we can achieve with true dedication to the cause of peace, dignity, reconciliation and forgiveness, and in so doing help to make a difference by building a global movement for good.”Nelson Mandela International Day was declared by the UN General Assembly by unanimous decision in 2009. It is held on 18 July each year, Mandela’s birthday. The decision was inspired by a call Mandela made in 2008 for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices.“It is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy,” says the foundation. “It is a global movement to honour his life’s work and act to change the world for the better.”Godlo added: “As the nation and the world remembers the profound and lasting impressions of Madiba, who is recognised and celebrated as an icon for racial equality and freedom, South Africans are encouraged to play their part towards positive change by building their communities and upholding a spirit of ubuntu and social cohesion.Through its Play your Part for Madiba campaign, Brand South Africa, in partnership with the foundation, calls on citizens to make every day a Mandela Day. South Africa will commemorate the legacy of Tata Mandela, as he was affectionately known, for the whole month of July.The campaign “aims to uphold Nelson Mandela’s legacy as a moral authority and a symbol of what we can achieve with true dedication to the cause of peace, dignity, reconciliation and forgiveness, and in so doing help to make a difference by building a global movement for good,” says the foundation.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Fantasy Sports Get Hearing

first_imgNEW YORK — A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of how the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate at a hearing Nov. 25 on whether the businesses should be allowed to continue operating in New York.Oral arguments to be made at a hearing before Justice Manuel Mendez in state Supreme Court in Manhattan follow weeks of legal wrangling after Attorney General Eric Schneiderman declared DraftKings and FanDuel illegal gambling operations, sent them cease-and-desist letters and demanded they shut down earlier this month.Since then, New York-based FanDuel has stopped New Yorkers from playing on its site, both companies have complained that payment processors have been pressured to not facilitate hundreds of thousands of New York customers’ payments and each has lined up a series of statisticians and game theory experts to assert that daily fantasy sports are games of skill, not chance.“Relying on a conclusory expression of ‘concern’ for consumer welfare — with no support from any statistical analysis or studies — the NYAG now seeks to declare DFS to be illegal gambling,” write lawyers for Boston-based DraftKings in court papers. “But ‘concern’ does not empower the Attorney General to unilaterally change the law.”Schneiderman argues that the laws on the issue — a gambling provision of penal law and the state Constitution — are clear: the contests are games of chance that depend on future events that bettors can’t control and thus are in violation of the statutes.“Whether a wager depends on guessing the order of horses in a betting parlay, the number of runs scored in a ballgame, or, as with DFS, the performance of athletes on any given Sunday, there is simply no way to eliminate chance from the contest,” he writes in a court filing.The companies counter that daily fantasy sports contests are not gambling because players pay a fixed entry fee to participate, the prize money is known ahead of time, and compiling a successful roster of players is a highly skilled endeavor that involves more knowhow than season-long fantasy sports.Daily fantasy sports have become immensely popular this year after both companies spent millions of dollars on advertisements, pitching the contests to casual sports fans as ways to win big simply by putting together competitive rosters of players.The companies have drawn the attention of media companies, professional sports teams and other big investors. The companies offer games in most states, though regulators in Nevada and elsewhere have recently restricted their business.The companies have said they’re open to regulations and consumer protections, but argue legislatures should head that effort, not prosecutors.(JAKE PEARSON)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more