Di Maria scores twice for PSG PARIS, France (AP): Paris Saint-Germain struggled but prevailed against Angers 2-0 to keep the pressure on French league leader Monaco after Angel Di Maria scored twice yesterday. Di Maria’s stunning free kick gave the defending champions the lead in the first half, and the winger completed his team’s seventh consecutive away win on the break with five minutes left. The result lifted PSG level on points with Monaco. PSG have lost only one game in 2017 – a 6-1 humiliation at the hands of Barcelona in the Champions League – and are still on course to defend their domestic treble. PSG have already won the League Cup and remains involved in the French Cup. Today, Monaco host struggling Dijon, a team that has failed to produce a clean sheet in two months. Boosted by their 3-2 Champions League win at Borussia Dortmund midweek, Monaco are aiming for a sixth consecutive league win to restore a three-point lead over PSG. Athletic Bilbao rout Las Palmas 5-1 BILBAO, Spain (AP): Athletic Bilbao routed Las Palmas 5-1 in the Spanish league yesterday to move into sixth place and control of a Europa League berth. Iker Muniain and Aritz Aduriz scored twice each. Mikel San Jose opened the scoring early at San Mames Stadium, and two minutes later Muniain bent a free kick around the side of the barrier and inside the near post. Pedro Bigas quickly responded with a header, but Aritz scored from a counterattack led by Inaki Williams to make it 3-1 in the 18th minute. Bilbao could have scored on several occasions before Muniain fired in a long volley in the 58th. A minute later, Aduriz got his second when Bilbao’s pressure caused Las Palmas to lose its ball near its area, taking the striker’s tally to 14 league goals on the season. Lyon blames Turkish ‘hooligans’ for disorder PARIS, France (AP): Facing likely sanctions from UEFA after the crowd disorder that delayed the Europa League quarter-final against Besiktas, French club Lyon said yesterday it was the “victim” of visiting hooligans. Incidents inside Lyon’s stadium – which will host the final next season – followed fighting among French and Turkish fans earlier in the city on Thursday. About 20 minutes before the scheduled 9:05 p.m. kickoff, Lyon fans spilled on to the field for their own safety after fireworks were set off and missiles thrown from an upper section of the stadium housing Besiktas supporters. The game finally began 45 minutes late after police intervened in the stands.
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The House of Representatives has concurred with the Senate to make narcotics-related offenses “non-bailable crime under the laws of Liberia.”This development comes on the heels of claims from the international community that Liberia has become the transit point for drug traffickers from Equatorial Guinea to ship narcotics to the Americas, Europe and other places around the world.The new drug law was championed in the Senate by a few senators including Jewel Howard Taylor who maintained that previous laws were aging and did not conform to present day realities.Members of the House Tuesday, June 17, voted overwhelmingly to endorse a report from the Joint Committee on National Security and judiciary to strengthen Liberia’s drugs laws and protect the territorial space from narcotic drugs traffickers and users from other parts of the world.The Joint Committee amended Chapter 14 of the Panel Law of Liberia title, “Offensive Involving Danger to Person” adding thereto Subchapter under the title (“Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of 2014”) thereby amending the Act creating the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).Said action by the Legislature fine-tuned Liberia’s current drugs laws which make offenses in this area “bailable,” a law many drugs users and traffickers largely relied on to engage in the art. According to Sinoe County Representative Jefferson S. Kanmoh, a lead campaigner for the draft legislation, the intent was to domesticate international protocols and treaties relative to drug abuses and trafficking and keep a “firm grip” on a system designed to curtail and discourage drugs offenses.In an interview with newsmen, Rep. Kanmoh disclosed that there are categories of offenses and degrees of punishment for violators ranging from “first and second degree felony to violation.”“We’re happy for this law today. This should serve as a deterrent to those who are in the constant habit of using our territory for such unlawful practice. Law enforcement authorities must also be warned of the danger in being a collaborator or aiding and abetting criminal activities,” Rep. Karmoh stressed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
As the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) continues on its drawdown process to turn over the country’s security responsibilities to the Government of Liberia by June 30, the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has confirmed its preparedness to handle and execute its mandate responsibly.Anthony K. Souh, the Director General of LDEA, made the assertion yesterday at the Information Ministry’s regular press briefing held on Capitol Hill, Monrovia. Based on the Amended Act of 1999, Director Souh said, the LDEA is responsible to effectively and efficiently enforce all legal provisions against drugs or like substances, and or control precursors and essential chemicals, as provided under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of 2014.“By these mandates, the LDEA has taken steps to professionalize the agency with the view of providing an adequate and efficient drug law enforcement agency, built upon five internationally standardized components or pillars, such as adequate and efficient legal framework; drug demand reduction; control of illicit drug supply; reduction strategies; and policing the country’s territorial limits,” he said.In compliance with internationally standardized practices, Mr. Souh said government has enacted and passed into law one of the best drug laws on the African continent, which takes into consideration all of the five pillars, and is now embedded into the national legal framework of Liberia.“In an effort to professionalize and prepare for statutory functions and adequately address the UNMIL drawdown, LDEA has taken some actions such as deploying officers and establishing a detachment at the RIA, and has lived up to its mandate by policing the airport against illicit trafficking in narcotics and psychotropic substances,” he noted.He continued, “In December of 2015, the LDEA was blessed with a Global e-Learning Laboratory donated by the Bureau of International Counter Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the US State Department through UNODC. This is a first of its kind in Africa. The lab is equipped with 90 modules on specialized law enforcement and other professional courses.”Director Souh said the professional courses include border management for land control, intelligence, investigation techniques, anti-corruption investigation, and Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), which he described as a blessing for Liberia’s security.He added that there have been several training opportunities, both locally and internationally, for LDEA officers that began last October, with one LDEA officer shortlisted for the Irish Aid Scholarship program to study M.Sc in Applied Science Research at the Trinity College in Dublin.“During the period under review we made 77 arrests, comprising 58 men and 19 women, and seized 9,733.5 kilograms of marijuana with estimated street value of 198,235 Liberian dollars. “Also 4 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of 176,279 United States dollars, 6.2 kilograms of heroin valued at 205,014 United States dollars, as well as 1.5 kilograms of precursor chemicals worth 8,942 United States dollars, were seized during 2015,” he said.According to him, high profile arrests were made by officers of the LDEA this year.People and items arrested included a 32 years old Nigerian male who allegedly swallowed 3,733 grams of heroin valued at US$148,000.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The businessman who was on Tuesday last intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) attempting to smuggle a large quantity of cocaine stashed in frozen fish was on Friday slapped with a narcotics trafficking charge.Thirty-year-old Amir Ally of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara (WBD) appearedat the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied that he attempted to ship 9.366 kg of cocaine.Amir AllyChief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge to Ally, which stated that he, on February 6, 2018, at Laparkan Cargo Shed, CJIA, attempted to traffic 9.366 kilograms of cocaine.Defence attorney Bernard DaSilva, in a bail application, told the court that the cocaine was not found in the possession of his client, but was found at the in the belly of the fishes.Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford, however, revealed to the court that Ally was arrested after the discovery, and investigations revealed that he had been the shipper.Based on the seriousness of the offence, she objected to bail being granted Ally.Bail was refused Ally, and he was remanded to prison. The case will continue on March 7.
NCM, GECOM unilateral appointment…to facilitate consequential orders’ effect to rulings…as diplomatic community, PSC calls for decision to be respectedBy Jarryl BryanIn the wake of its landmark ruling upholding the No Confidence Motion, many are questioning whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will order that elections be held by a certain date. But according to the court, parties will be given time to make submissions before it issues any orders.The Caribbean Court of JusticeThis was communicated by CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders, when he delivered the ruling from his bench on Tuesday. According to Saunders, parties will present their submissions on June 24. And he hinted that if the various sides cannot reach an agreement, the CCJ will take matters into their own hands.“The rulings of the court are final, and it is now just a question of consequential orders. If, between now and the 24th, there is no concurrence on that issue, then we will have to find a way… I didn’t want to go there, because I am hoping that, on the 24th, you will come back and tell us that all sides have agreed on the consequences that follow. And the court will order accordingly,” the judge said.According to Saunders, the CCJ wants to hear again from the parties involved, particularly on what should be the fate of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson. The court had earlier found that Patterson’s unilateral appointment was unconstitutional.Meanwhile, Justice Jacob Wit noted that, in keeping with the June 24 date to return for submissions, he was “hoping for a happy marriage between principle and practicality”.Diplomatic communityThe diplomatic community did not wait long after the ruling to come out urging respect for the decision. In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, British High Commissioner Gregory Quinn, United States Ambassador Sarah Ann-Lynch, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee and the European Union noted the importance of respecting the ruling.“The Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled, and it is important that all sides respect that ruling. We also encourage all to come to an agreement on the way forward,” the diplomats stated in their joint missive.PSCMeanwhile, the Private Sector Commission (PSC), in a statement, noted the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice that the no-confidence motion was validly passed on December 21, 2018 and the appointment of the GECOM Chairman was unconstitutional.The PSC expressed optimism that an early consensual agreement can be reached between the President and the Leader of the Opposition on a new GECOM Chairman. To do this, the PSC noted, the parties involved have to meet.“The Commission is heartened by the recommendation of the CCJ to the parties involved: to meet and agree on a course of action that will be in the best interest of the nation. The Private Sector Commission urges all Guyanese to respect the ruling and the statement by His Excellency President David Granger, that his Government will abide by the ruling of the Court.”CCJ laudedMeanwhile, Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram (one of the appellants in the No Confidence Motion) issued a statement in which he lauded the CCJ for ensuring that the constitution prevailed. He urged President David Granger to put country first and reach out to the Opposition.“As a litigant in one of the no confidence cases, I was always more than moderately confident that the court would rule as it did. It was a victory for democracy, the rule of law and the Constitution of Guyana. It was also a vindication of the decision that Guyana should subscribe to the regional Court, whose reputation has no doubt been enhanced by today’s rulings.“The Court, throughout the hearing of these appeals, continuously hinted at the need for dialogue between the Government and Opposition, and has affirmed this in its judgments. Even at, or more so now, citizens appeal to President Granger to seize this unique moment to heed the call of the CCJ, and through inspired leadership, put our country first, reach out to the Leader of the Opposition, restore democracy and move our country forward,” Ram added.On Tuesday, the CCJ ruled that the No Confidence Motion of December 21, 2018 was validly passed against the Government. It also ruled that Alliance For Change (AFC) defector Charrandas Persaud was entitled to vote against his party list; and that, even as a dual citizen, his vote was still valid, as steps were not taken beforehand to remove him from the candidate list.On the matter of Patterson, the court ruled that not only was his appointment unconstitutional, but the President ought to have given the Opposition Leader an explanation as to why consecutive lists of nominees were being rejected.
ALBUQUERQUE – Five-time world champion Johnny Tapia was hospitalized in critical condition after an apparent cocaine overdose, the latest episode outside the ring in the Albuquerque fighter’s turbulent life. Police spokeswoman Trish Hoffman said the 40-year-old Tapia was taken to Presbyterian Hospital after paramedics responded to an early morning call about a person who wasn’t breathing at a hotel room. Police discovered a plastic bag containing a white substance, which Hoffman said was confirmed by tests as cocaine. King figures he’ll give up crown KOYUK, Alaska – Defending champion Jeff King figures a fifth win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race isn’t realistic unless Lance Mackey slows down. GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Isiah Thomas got a multiyear contract extension Monday, nine months after he was warned the Knicks needed to show “evident progress” or he’d be out of a job. With the Knicks in the hunt for a playoff spot, Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan went back on his vow to wait until after the season to make his decision, saying that Thomas would return as coach and team president. Thomas added the coaching duties to his other role in June after Dolan fired Larry Brown following one season. But along with the job came the ultimatum, though Dolan never publicly said what the Knicks needed to do this season to show that progress. Tapia in critical condition “He’s going to be tough to beat,” King said after arriving in Koyuk, an Eskimo village of 350 people on Alaska’s western coastline. King mushed about 60 miles – one of his shorter runs of this Iditarod – along the coast and across the frozen Bering Sea to reach the checkpoint less than 200 miles from the race finish in Nome. No charges in cycling doping case MADRID, Spain – The investigation that shook cycling ended without indictments when the judge said he could not charge anyone because Spain’s new doping law was not in place when the case broke last May. The ruling by Antonio Serrano was released Monday and dated March 8. The decision can be appealed by Spanish authorities. Jaguars receiver arrested TAMPA, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Charles Sharon was charged with stealing a handgun that police said was found under the seat of the player’s sport utility vehicle during a drug-related search. Sharon and a companion were arrested Saturday night after a Tampa police officer noticed the odor of marijuana coming from Sharon’s SUV parked in the Ybor City entertainment district, a police report said. Conradt leaves coaching post AUSTIN, Texas – Texas women’s basketball coach Jody Conradt resigned Monday after her team failed to reach the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. Conradt is the second winningest coach in Division I college basketball, behind only Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summit. Ex-AFL player, wrestler dies GRAMBLING, La. – Ernie “Big Cat” Ladd, who played on championship professional football teams before finding more lucrative success in pro wrestling, has died. He was 68. Ladd played in the American Football League and is a member of the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame. He died Saturday night after a long bout with cancer. Punter enters plea of not guilty GREELEY, Colo. – A former Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault. Mitch Cozad is accused of leaving a 3- to 5-inch deep gash in Rafael Mendoza’s kicking leg during a Sept. 11 ambush. Police have said they believe Cozad stabbed Mendoza in an attempt to get the starting job. U.S. women earn berth in final VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTONIO, Portugal – Abby Wambach scored two goals and Carli Lloyd got her fourth of the tournament, leading the United States over Sweden 3-2 for a place in the Algarve Cup final. The United States, which won the tournament in 2000 and from 2003-5, will play Denmark in Wednesday’s final. Sweden needed just a tie to reach the final. Olympic swimming champ retires THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Four-time Olympic swimming champion Inge de Bruijn retired, saying there were “no more challenges” left in the pool. The 33-year-old Dutch swimmer completed her career with eight Olympic medals and five world championships. Stanford band members cleared PALO ALTO – Members of Stanford’s marching band, who spray-painted their old headquarters and destroyed it with sledgehammers, were cleared of allegations that they violated the school’s code of conduct. The university’s Judicial Affairs panel exonerated the nine band members, ruling the students were under the impression the “Band Shak” was unsuitable for future use and was set to be destroyed, band president Adam Cohen said Monday. PGA Tour winner Allin dies PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Bud Allin, a Vietnam War veteran who won five times on the PGA Tour and found his greatest joy as a golf instructor, has died. He was 62. He died of cancer Saturday in Hemet, the PGA Tour said Monday. He had said this year he had cancer in five parts of his body. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BY DD TRAVEL EDITOR, TIM HEDGLEY: France will always be my favourite European country. It is blessed with many beautiful areas and recently on a short trip I decided to go off the normal routes and explore an area near to Le Mans, and yes, of motor racing fame.Many tourists visiting France fly down the Auto routes missing some amazing scenery and wonderful villages and towns. I took some time out a couple of months ago to discover what this amazing area had to offer.I flew with EasyJet from Belfast and after an hour and thirty minutes I was in Charles De Gaulle Airport and heading for the TGV. Unlike here, the TGV railway runs right under the airport, which is such a super way to get around France. An hour later, I was pulling into Le Mans station to collect my hire car. As it was evening, I headed straight to Les Tables de la Fontaine to enjoy some amazing cuisine from their head chef, Patrice Héran. The restaurant was located on the ground floor of an amazing castle where you are welcomed with a huge fireplace, just perfect for a September evening.Chef Patrice’s menu takes you through a journey of seasonal products prepared and served in a delightful way, with spectacular results. As you can see below the cuisine is delightfully presented.The Hotel boasts 22 bedrooms, 12 in the castle and 5 outbuilding, add to that a heated indoor pool, a sauna and an outdoor Jacuzzi (heated May to September) you are guaranteed exquisite relaxation. So for a night of luxury in Grande surrounding visit:http://www.domainedebelair.com/A firm favourite, Le Vert Galant As I was travelling on a more limited budget I decided to return to a charming hotel, which is a firm favourite of mine. I visited a few years ago and it’s located right in the centre of small but perfectly form town called La Fleche. The Hotel is located just around the corner from the main shopping area. Close enough to be a short walk away but far enough not to hear the hustle and bustle. As we are in the Petit Loir, nothing gets too busy here, so you can have time to relax.Le Vert Galant, a former eighteenth century coaching inn, was completely renovated in 2005 and comes with 25 beds, including rooms to suit 2,3,4 or 5 persons.All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, a flat screen TV, free high speed Internet access in the room and WIFI throughout the hotel so the Kids will be happy communicating with their friends at home and mum can keep up with her Yoga class emails.There is free secure private parking which is located at the rear of the hotel. Mr room was delightful, beautifully furnished and exceptionally clean.After a wonderful nights sleep I visited the conservatory breakfast room where I was treated to a beautiful breakfast.The Hotel does not provide an evening meal but no need to fret? Your’e in France and there is always a plethora of places to visit. Rooms start at €65 See:http://www.vghotel.com/en/ and enjoy their excellent website. Whilst the hotel is classified with three stars, it’s French, so the quality is much higher. For dinner I found the inexpensive La Bisquine at 11 Rue Henri, just two minutes walk from the hotel.www.restaurant-labisquine72.com/. Good local fare, at affordable prices.This chic little eatery is well located and provides delicious food in a nautical themed restaurant. The overriding feeling you get when you enter is one of clean boutique chic. The food does not disappoint and it’s a great little find.You can’t shut the curtains here!When in the area, you cannot and I mean cannot miss this opportunity. Just outside the town of La Fleche is the Zoo, but this is no ordinary Zoo. It boasts 1,200 animals: giraffes, hippos, lions, elephants, white tigers, koalas, and grizzly bears to name but a few.Now that is not that unusual for a Zoo but imagine the film, night at the museum add in a little Disney magic dust and a Zoo meet and greet experience all rolled into one.Quite a few museums do sleepovers so it’s not that extraordinary, but sleeping with the exhibits in a Zoo? That is amazing! And that is what you can do in La Fleche!Located inside the Zoo are a number of perfectly reconstructed private hunting lodges, where the detail is exceptional and traditional carpentry practices have been used to recreate the lodges, as you would expect to find them Just imagine taking your children to the Zoo and spending a wonderful day looking at the animals and then telling your children that you’re going to leave via a special exit. Typing a special four digit code into a secret keypad and an amazing experience unfolds as the Jurassic Park type doors slide back to reveal a secret garden in the middle of the Zoo. The hidden area contains four private hunting lodges that no one else has access to.Time flies when you’re having fun.After a wonderful night’s sleep in La Fleche I was up early as I had a rendezvous with a light aircraft.A short drive from my hotel I visited the AeroClub de la Flèche, to experience the beautiful views of Le Loire from the air.This private aero club is allowed to provide short 15 minute flights to the public. And it provides a simply breath taking view of Le Loire. It also gives the pilots the opportunity to keep their flying hours up as well.Flights can be arranged for a very small fee, we are talking 15 to 40 Euro which covers the fuel. So for a real treat that’s right up there literally then check it out, it is well worth a visit. http://www.aeroclublafleche.fr/Le Moulin Page “It’s beyond amazing”In France traditional B&B’s are on a far grander scale that you might expect to get in the Ireland. One such place was Le Moulin Page (www.lemoulinpage.com).Have you ever arrived at an airport and checked in for your flight to find the check in staff say, “I’m sorry the cabin is full, I shall have to upgrade you to first class” Well that’s what it is like staying at this fantastic family home.Le Moulin Page Mill is the last mill on the Dinan, a small river that flows a few hundred meters into the Loire. This former flourmill located partly in the municipality of Flée and Vouvray-sur-Loire, ceased operations in 1948.Despite a number of renovations it has maintained its original character. The mill now offers intimate and comfortable accommodation for relaxation, fun and daydreaming. The standard of the accommodation is outstanding.There are only two rooms in this beautiful home and the bedrooms are spaces where modernity and comfort co-exist with the charm of the Mill Page.The romantic charm of falling asleep lulled by the lapping of the river, waking up with the birds singing and being intoxicated by the greenery, is truly a thing to behold. And it that were not enough then you could try your own Spa facility to boot.The spacious wellness area with a Jacuzzi (heated to 37 ° C), sauna, steam room and heated outdoor pool (31 ° C, high season) brings a new standard to a B&B.This place is ideal for a romantic getaway. I stayed here for a night in late September 2015, the room rates were exceptional and I mean exceptional 80 euros for the room and breakfast. What you get is nothing short of 5 or 6 Star. Beautiful Room robes, slippers and spotless housekeeping. The welcome from the owners is exceptional.. then after all that you go down for breakfast, all I can say is, “this place is beyond wonderful”If you are in France please please visit you will not be disappointed.Tomorrow on Donegal Daily I’m in Normandy. DD TRAVEL: EXPLORING THE STUNNING LE MANS AREA OF FRANCE was last modified: April 9th, 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:donegal daily travelfranceLe Mansle petite loireTravel
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Middle-ranking gardaí are continuing with a second day of industrial action today in a dispute over pay restoration.More than 2,000 sergeants and inspectors began their second-ever work-to-rule this morning at 7am, and for 24 hours will refuse to use the Garda IT system PULSE, take on admin duties and certain levels of correspondence from management.These moves by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors came as talks with Government officials failed to come to an agreement. A similar work-to-rule strike took place last week, but has escalated further today as the association grow more frustrated with a lack of progress.AGSI are campaigning for pay restoration of 16.5%, access to direct pay negotiations for future pay deals and recognition and implementation of the EU Social Committee’s decision of 2014.A full-out strike is planned for next Friday, with more than 12,000 gardai planning to withdraw from work, and they will do so for four Fridays in a row until an agreement is reached.Gardaí escalate work-to-rule action in pay dispute was last modified: October 28th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)