Craig Breen becomes first ever Republic of Ireland driver to secure works seat in…

first_imgMotorsport Ireland has enthusiastically welcomed the announcement by Citroën Racing that rising Irish star Craig Breen will be one of their drivers when the car manufacturer returns as a works team in the FIA World Rally Championship next season. FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 -WRC Tour de Corse (FRA) – WRC 28/09/2016 to 02/10/2016 – PHOTO : @World It is the first time that an Irish-licenced driver has been signed to a works team in the WRC.center_img Waterford man Breen, who came to prominence this season for the Abu Dhabi Total WRT, and his co-driver Scott Martin have been added to the Citroën team along with French driver Stéphane Lefebvre and his co-driver Gabin Moreau. They join Northern Irish driver Kris Meeke and co-driver Paul Nagle (Kerry), who were confirmed on the team at the end of last year.It means Citroën have two crews considered to be among the most promising young talents in the WRC alongside Dungannon veteran Meeke and Nagle.Alex Sinclair, CEO Motorsport Ireland said: “It is an incredible achievement for any driver to secure a works drive. Craig has come through our youth programmes and fought hard over the years to prove himself as one of the world’s best and this is a just reward for all his effort. With Paul Nagle co-driving for Kris Meeke, the representation of Irish competitors, from both the North and South is phenomenal.”Craig Breen, Citroën Racing works driver, said: “I’m so excited to tell you all that Scott and I will be driving for Citroën Racing in the WRC for the next two years! This is the stuff that dreams are made of, thank you so much to everybody who has made this possible!”He has driven for Citroën in a DS 3 in four WRC rounds this year achieving top 10 finishes in each. The season highlights included claiming a maiden podium with third place in Finland and finishing fifth in Corsica last weekend.Yves Matton, Citroën Racing Team Principal: “We had several scenarios regarding the choice of our crews for the future. Kris Meeke was confirmed at the end of last year and has become the natural leader of the team.“In choosing two young crews to complete the line-up, I don’t think we can be accused of having gone for the easy option. But this original solution is very much aligned with Citroën’s mindset. And having seen them compete this season for the Abu Dhabi Total WRT, we believe in the potential of Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre.They have the natural talent, motivation and work ethic to win rallies. I would also say we are proud to take these young drivers up to the top level of the sport.”The choice is very much in line with Citroën’s long-held policy aimed at identifying and developing talented young rally drivers. In the last 15 years or more, Citroën has identified some of the best in the business: Loeb, Ogier, Sordo, Neuville, Camilli and of course Meeke. Breen and Lefebvre are destined to add their names to this illustrious list!Citroën Racing continues to prepare for its return as a works team in the FIA World Rally Championship. Since April of this year, the Citroën C3 WRC has completed seven development tests, both on gravel and tarmac, and is now very close to the final version.Already involved in the development of the Citroën C3 WRC, Kris Meeke, Craig Breen, Stéphane Lefebvre and Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi will continue to conduct testing until the new car completes homologation. At the same time, they will be competing at this year’s Rally de España (Meeke, Breen, Al-Qassimi) and Wales Rally GB (Meeke, Breen, Lefebvre) in order to acquire experience driving the current cars.At the start of the season the team will enter two Citroën C3 WRCs – one for Meeke and the other for either Breen or Lefebvre. The exact distribution of events to drivers will be announced at a later stage and Citroën will start entering three cars as soon as possible.The FIA’s World Motorsport Council recently decided it would let manufacturers enter three cars, the top two scoring points towards the Manufacturers World Championship.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 2), Oranmore-Maree V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:00, Ref: Liam GordonDivision 4 League, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 3), Ballinasloe V Glenamaddy 20:00, Ref: Martin FlahertyJohn Dunne Cup , Venue: Pairc Ros a’Mhil, (Semi Final ), An Cheathru Rua V Barna 20:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)Car Parts Warehouse Division 7 (West), Venue: South Park, (Round 4), Gaeil na Gaillimhe V An Cheathru Rua 20:00, Ref: Frank WalshDivision 6 (North), Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Round 4), Claregalway V Caltra 20:00, Ref: Austin O ConnellDivision 8A (North), Venue: Dunmore, (Round 3), Dunmore MacHales V Milltown 20:00, Ref: Charlie Ward Sat 03 Jun Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Loughrea V Cappataggle 18:30, Ref: Seamus MoranSenior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Portumna V Turloughmore 13:00, Ref: Shane HynesSenior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 3), Beagh V Castlegar 17:00, Ref: Leonard FaySenior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Clarinbridge 17:00, Ref: Eoin ShaughnessySenior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Abbeyknockmoy 14:00, Ref: John Mc DonaghSenior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Athenry V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 17:00, Ref: Joe LarkinSenior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 3), Killimordaly V Moycullen 19:00, Ref: Paul FahyIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 5), Clarinbridge V Kinvara 15:30, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 3), Killimor V An Spideal 15:30, Ref: Michael ConwayIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Craughwell, (Round 3), Annaghdown V Kilbeacanty 16:00, Ref: Derek KellyIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 3), Ballinderreen V Rahoon-Newcastle 18:00, Ref: Kevin EganJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Turloughmore, (Round 4), Gort V Skehana 17:00, Ref: Adrian MooneyCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Ros Muc, (Round 5), Na Piarsaigh V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Padraig Mac DonnchaCar Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West), Venue: Carna, (Round 5), Carna-Caiseal V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 19:00, Ref: Mairtn O Curraoin (coilm)Division 5 (North), Venue: Mervue, (Round 4), St. James V Milltown 18:30, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasDivision 5 (North), Venue: Glinsk G.A.A.Pitch, (Round 4), Glinsk V Corofin 18:30, Ref: John CahillDivision 7 (North), Venue: Barnaderg , (Round 3), Killererin V St Brendan’s 18:30, Ref: Gerry MooreDivision 7 (North), Venue: Caherlistrane, (Round 4), Caherlistrane V Tuam Stars 18:30, Ref: John DevlinSun 04 Jun Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Tommy Larkins V Mullagh 14:00, Ref: John KeaneSenior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Sarsfields V Padraig Pearses 15:30, Ref: Peter MurphySenior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Gort V St Thomas 18:00, Ref: Alan KellySenior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Ardrahan V Carnmore 16:30, Ref: Ger O ConnorJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Ahascragh, (Round 4), Loughrea V Ballygar 12:00, Ref: David DillonJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Abbeyknockmoy, (Round 2), Abbeyknockmoy V Kiltormer 12:00, Ref: Vincent BurkeJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Killimordaly, (Round 2), Killimordaly V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 12:00, Ref: James LundonJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Killimor, (Round 2), Killimor V Mountbellew/Moylough 12:00, Ref: John RosneyJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Baile Doite Pitch & Clubhouse, (Round 3), Moycullen V Portumna 12:00, Ref: Pat McGrathDivision 8A (North), Venue: Glenamaddy, (Round 3), Glenamaddy V Corofin 12:00, Ref: Anthony CoyneDivision 8B (North), Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 3), Mountbellew/Moylough V St Gabriel’s 14:00, Ref: Sean LyonsMon 05 Jun U14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Kenny Park, (Cup Final), Craughwell V Loughrea 19:30, Ref: Paul FahyU14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kenny Park, (Shield Final), St Thomas V Sylane 18:30, Ref: Conor QuinlanU14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Skehana, (Shield Semi Final), Skehana V Clifden 15:00, Ref: TBCJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 4), Liam Mellows V Athenry 15:00, Ref: Sean MoranJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 4), Turloughmore V Meelick-Eyrecourt 16:30, Ref: Ronan StankardJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 4), Bearna-Na Forbacha V Sarsfields 16:30, Ref: Conor QuinlanJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 4), Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Salthill-Knocknacarra 15:00, Ref: Paschal SheehanJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 4), Michael Breathnach V Kinvara 16:30, Ref: David StauntonJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Kilconieron, (Round 3), Kilconieron V Carnmore 12:00, Ref: Kevin EganJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Cregg, (Round 3), Annaghdown V Oranmore-Maree 12:00, Ref: Adrian MooneyUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 1, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 3), Clarinbridge V Turloughmore 11:00, Ref: Ronan StankardCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Killannin, (Round 5), Killanin V Moycullen 18:30, Ref: Tom NallyCar Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West), Venue: Crestwood, (Round 5), Fr Griffins/ire g V An Spideal 18:30, Ref: Frank KinneenTue 06 Jun U14 Football Division 1 North, Venue: St Brendan’s Loughrea, (Round 5), Loughrea V Mountbellew/Moylough 19:00, Ref: John RosneyU14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Shield Final), Clarinbridge V Sarsfields 19:30, Ref: Darragh KellyU14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Final), Four Roads V Sarsfields 18:30, Ref: Brian KeonWed 07 Jun Under 12 Hurling League – Group 4, Venue: Woodford, (Round 4), Tommy Larkins V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: Derek KellyCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Indreabhn, (Round 5), Michael Breathnach V An Cheathru Rua 20:00, Ref: Ciarain O ConaireCar Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West), Venue: The Prairie, (Round 5), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Barna 20:00, Ref: Alan Carrprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fri June 2ndSenior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Liam Mellows V Craughwell 19:00, Ref: Gerry Donoghuelast_img read more


first_imgLouganis, who performed the winning Olympic double off the 3m and 10m diving boards at the 1984 and 1988 Games, has been a regular addition to the judging panel for the series. Four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis has been named as the new sports director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series replacing his former Olympic rival Nki Stajkovic following his premature death in February. Now, as sports director, Louganis has the potential to steer cliff diving to even greater heights with the sport’s governing body having proposed the discipline’s inclusion for the next Olympics in Tokyo, 2020.“I am thrilled to be working even more closely with the Red Bull Cliff Diving family, one of the most supportive and creative teams I’ve had the pleasure to be associated with,” he said.“Interacting with this extraordinarily talented and elite group of athletes as a judge was already something I cherished but being able to continue the work of my dear friend, the extraordinary Niki Stajkovic, is both humbling and an honour.  I look forward to the 2017 season as we continue to strengthen awareness of cliff diving as the important and pure sport it is.”As well as winning quadruple, Olympic gold during his illustrious career, American Louganis is also a five-time world champion.Louganis arrives in Ireland this June ahead of the inaugural stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Poll Na Péist (Serpent’s Lair) on Inis Mór, June 24th.  The world’s elite male and female cliff divers will return for the third time to the island for a dramatic competition opener.The Irish stop at Inis Mór of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is now SOLD OUT but will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV on 24th June.For more media content and images, please visit the Red Bull Content Pool#RedBullCliffDiving2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series CalendarJune 24 – Inis Mór, IrelandJuly 9 – São Miguel, Azores, PortugalJuly 23 – Polignano a Mare, ItalySeptember 3 – Texas, USASeptember 16 – Mostar, Bosnia and HerzegovinaOctober 21 – Lago Ranco, ChileFor a taster of what to expect on 24th June, click hereprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Champions League and Europa League draws

first_imgChampions League first qualifying round drawLincoln FC (GIB) v FC Santa Coloma (AND)Crusaders FC (NIR) v FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)FC Pyunik (ARM) v SS Folgore (SMR)B36 Tórshavn (FRO) v The New Saints FC (WAL)• Ties will be played on 30 June/1 July and 7/8 July.Champions League second qualifying round drawAPOEL FC (CYP) v FK Vardar (MKD)Hibernians FC (MLT) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)Qarabağ FK (AZE) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (MNE)FK Sarajevo (BIH) v KKS Lech Poznań (POL)NK Maribor (SVN) v FC Astana (KAZ)FC BATE Borisov (BLR) v Dundalk FC (IRL)HJK Helsinki (FIN) v FK Ventspils (LVA)FC Midtjylland (DEN) v Lincoln FC (GIB)/FC Santa Coloma (AND)Molde FK (NOR) v FC Pyunik (ARM)/SS Folgore (SMR)Malmö FF (SWE) v FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)Celtic FC (SCO) v Stjarnan (ISL)FK AS Trenčín (SVK) v FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU)FK Partizan (SRB) v FC Dila Gori (GEO)PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) v FC Milsami Orhei (MDA)CS Fola Esch (LUX) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)KF Skënderbeu (ALB) v Crusaders FC (NIR)/FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)B36 Tórshavn (FRO)/ The New Saints FC (WAL) v Videoton FC (HUN)• Ties will be played on 14/15 and 21/22 July.Europa League first qualifying round (3 and 10 July):Víkingur Reykjavík (ISL) v NK KoperNewtown AFC (WAL) v Valletta FC (MLT)Glenavon FC (NIR) v FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)NSÍ Runavík (FRO) v Linfield FC (NIR)FK Atlantas Klaipėda (LTU) v PFC Beroe Stara Zagora (BUL)FK Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA) v FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)FC Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) v Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)Cork City FC (IRL) v KR Reykjavík (ISL)University College Dublin AFC (IRL)* v F91 Dudelange (LUX)FC Sheriff (MDA) v Odds BK (NOR)FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) v Qäbälä FK (AZE)FC Differdange 03 (LUX) v Bala Town FC (WAL)Brøndby IF (DEN) v AC Juvenes/Dogana (SMR)Debreceni VSC (HUN) v FK Sutjeska (MNE)FK Crvena zvezda (SRB) v FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)FC Aktobe (KAZ) v Nõmme Kalju FC (EST)Go Ahead Eagles (NED)* v Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)NK Domžale (SVN) v FK Čukarički (SRB)FK Kukësi (ALB) v FC Torpedo Zhodino (BLR)KF Renova (MNE) v FC Dacia Chisinau (MDA)KF Shkëndija (MKD) v Aberdeen FC (SCO)MTK Budapest (HUN) v FK Vojvodina (SRB)FC Ordabasy Shymkent (KAZ) v Beitar Jerusalem FC (ISL)FC Flora Tallinn (EST) v FK Rabotnicki (MKD)FC Dinamo Batumi (GEO) v AC Omonia (CYP)FK Trakai (LTU) v HB Tórshavn (FRO)Glentoran FC (NIR) v MŠK Žilina (SVK)Alashkert FC (ARM) v Saint Johnstone FC (SCO)FK Olimpic Sarajevo (BIH) v FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)Víkingur (FRO) v Rosenborg BK (NOR)Skonto FC (LVA) v Saint Patrick’s Athletic FC (IRL)Balzan FC (MLT) v FK Željezničar (BIH)UE Sant Julià (AND) v Randers FC (DEN)FK Kruoja Pakruojis (LTU) v Jagiellonia Białystok (POL)KF Laçi (ALB) v İnter Bakı PİK (AZE)FK Partizani (ALB) v Strømsgodset IF (NOR)FK Jelgava (LVA) v PFC Litex Lovech (BUL)FC Lusitans (AND) v West Ham United FC (ENG)*SJK Seinäjoki (FIN) v FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL)FC Lahti (FIN) v IF Elfsborg (SWE)JK Sillamäe Kalev (EST) v HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)FC Saxan (MDA) v Apollon Limassol FC (CYP)FC Shirak (ARM) v HŠK Zrinjski (BIH)VPS Vaasa (FIN) v AIK Solna (SWE)FK Mladost Podgorica (MNE) v Neftçi PFK (AZE)NK Celje (SVN) v WKS Śląsk Wrocław (POL)SP La Fiorita (SMR) v FC Vaduz (LIE)Birkirkara FC (MLT) v Ulisses FC (ARM)AUK Broughton FC (WAL) v NK Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO)FC Botoşani (ROU) v Tskhinvali (GEO)Europa FC (GIB) v ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)*Respect Fair Play entrantsEuropa League Second qualifying round (17 and 24 July)SS Folgore/Falciano (SMR)/FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) v AC Omonia (CYP)Győri ETO FC (HUN) v IFK Göteborg (SWE)/CS Fola Esch (LUX)Molde FK (NOR) v ND Gorica (SVN)FK Lovćen (MNE)/FK Željezničar (BIH) v UE Santa Coloma (AND)/FK Metalurg Skopje (MKD)Fram Reykjavík (ISL)/JK Nõmme Kalju (EST) v KKS Lech Poznań (POL)FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR) v Myllykosken Pallo-47 (FIN)/ÍF Fuglafjørdur (FRO)FC Neman Grodno (BLR) v FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL)/Glenavon FC (NIR)Hapoel Beer Sheva FC (ISR) v RNK Split (CRO)/FC Mika (ARM)FC Slovan Liberec (CZE) v MFK Košice (SVK)Víkingur (FRO)/FC Daugava Daugavpils (LVA) v Tartu FC Santos (EST)/Tromsø IL (NOR)FC Petrolul Ploieşti (ROU) v FC Sioni Bolnisi (GEO)/KS Flamurtari (ALB)UE Sant Julià (AND)/FK Čukarički (SRB) v SV Grödig (AUT)CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU) v FK Jagodina (SRB)Motherwell FC (SCO) v Stjarnan (ISL)/Bangor City FC (WAL)Hibernians FC (MLT)/FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) v FC Zestafoni (GEO)Crusaders FC (NIR)/FK Ekranas (LTU) v VPS Vaasa (FIN)/IF Brommapojkarna (SWE)Aberdeen FC (SCO)/FK Daugava Rīga (LVA) v FC Groningen (NED)Bursaspor (TUR)* v FK Turnovo (MKD)/FC Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO)Neftçi PFK (AZE) v FC Koper (SVN)/FK Čelik Nikšić (MNE)B36 Tórshavn (FRO)/Linfield FC (NIR) v AIK Solna (SWE)HNK Rijeka (CRO) v Sliema Wanderers FC (MLT)/Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE) v Qäbälä FK (AZE)/NK Široki Brijeg (BIH)FC Luzern (SUI) v Saint Johnstone FC (SCO)NK Rudar Velenje (SVN)/KF Laçi (ALB) v FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)Rosenborg BK (NOR)/FK Jelgava (LVA) v FK Banga (LTU)/Sligo Rovers FC (IRL)FC Differdange 03 (LUX)/FK Atlantas (LTU) v FC Shirak (ARM)/FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)FK Sarajevo (BIH) v FK Haugesund (NOR)/AUK Broughton FC (WAL)SV Zulte Waregem (BEL) v Zawisza Bydgoszcz (POL)JK Sillamäe Kalev (EST)/FC Honko Espoo (FIN) v FC Krasnodar (RUS)PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL) v FK Shkëndija 79 (MKD)/FC Zimbru Chisinau (MDA)Derry City FC (IRL)/Aberystwyth Town FC (WAL) v FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)Ruch Chorzów (POL) v FC Vaduz (LIE)/College Europa FC (GIB)Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) v FC Pyunik (ARM)/FC Astana (KAZ)FK AS Trenčín (SVK) v FK Vojvodina (SRB)FC Veris (MDA)/PFC Litex Lovech (BUL) v Diósgyőri VTK (HUN)/Birkirkara FC (MLT)PFC Botev Plovdiv (BUL)/AC Libertas (SMR) v SKN St Pölten (AUT)Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE) v RoPS Rovaniemi (FIN)HNK Hajduk Split (CRO) v AS Jeunesse Esch (LUX)/Dundalk FC (IRL)FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)/FK Kukësi (ALB) v Esbjerg fB (DEN)IF Elfsborg (SWE) v FC Tiraspol (MDA)/İnter Bakı PİK (AZE)last_img read more

Indigenous Peoples’ land rights

first_imgThis week, there was a confluence of events that brought to the fore the issue of Indigenous Peoples land rights. First off was Patrick Harding, a past President of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGMDA) who complained it was “unfair” for Indigenous Peoples to be given title for land they occupied. Harding asked: “Why aren’t we getting the equal treatment? Why aren’t these lands titled and given to us? Miners have been there before; it is on their strength the Amerindians settling on the lands.” Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock quickly retorted that Amerindians had been occupying the land long before mining activities started in the 1890’s.The next event was the wrap up of Amerindian Heritage Month at the Umana Yana, where Minister within the Indigenous Peoples Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, expatiated on the contributions of Stephen Campbell in securing official recognition of Indigenous Peoples land rights in Guyana. It was Campbell who attended the 1965 Independence Conference in London and ensured the official Agreement for the Independence of Guyana, (Annex C) required the independent government provide legal ownership or rights of occupancy for Amerindians over: “areas and reservations or parts thereof where any tribe or community of Amerindians is now ordinarily resident or settled and other legal rights, such as the rights of passage, in respect of any other lands they now by tradition or custom de facto enjoy freedoms and permissions corresponding to rights of that nature. In this context, it is intended that legal ownership shall comprise all rights normally attaching to such ownership.”But even here, most Guyanese like Harding are ignorant about Britain transferring sovereignty over Guyana’s 83,000 square miles to the new independent state encumbered by the rights to title of the Indigenous Peoples for lands they occupied. They also refuse to acknowledge that modern norms of justice are evolving to amend the inequities imposed by the positivistic legal stance of British jurisprudence as they – and other European countries – expanded their empires.For instance, while most Guyanese would now baulk of the irony of Columbus “discovering” the “New World”, they do not follow through with the corollary of Europeans going on to assume “sovereignty” over the land and only, at best, conceding paternalistically that the Indigenous Peoples had ownership over the land if they had legal systems to assert such ownership. So what happened when, as in Guyana, Indigenous Peoples saw “ownership” in a totally different light as “symbiotically with” rather “dominion over” the said lands, they were out of luck. They were only granted rights to use the land to give expression to their culture.Annex C of the Independence Agreement was enabled by several “Amerindian Acts” that initially insisted on “occupation from time immemorial” by Indigenous Peoples to acquire title but in 2006, the criteria were loosened in Article VI of the new Act. However, from the beginning and to date, all the concessions on ownership insisted that the Indigenous Peoples did not have rights to the minerals below the ground. And it was because of this that Harding could have said, “They (the Indigenous Peoples) don’t want lands for culture or whatever; they want lands that people mine, and that’s a fact… We are Guyanese just like the Amerindians.”But while it is indubitably true that miners and Indigenous Peoples are “all Guyanese”, Handing’s dismissive statement about the former’s “culture or whatever” is symptomatic of the stubborn imbibed colonial mentality that arbitrarily defined reality for others from the master’s perspective and interests.Why do we have to continue with this restriction on ownership of land what was supposed to be equivalent to freehold? And why is mining for gold not part of the culture of Indigenous Peoples? Did they not wear gold ornaments? In South Africa, the courts have now awarded rights to minerals in granted lands to Indigenous Tribes. Will Guyana be following suit?last_img read more

Antonio Conte can’t put a price on Chelsea star Eden Hazard

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has been one of the club’s standout players this season © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 10 – Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte could not be persuaded to put a price on star man Eden Hazard on Friday.The Belgian winger scored a magnificent solo goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Arsenal last weekend, taking his tally for the campaign to 10 goals and leaving his side nine points clear atop the Premier League. His previous manager, Jose Mourinho, valued Hazard at “£100 million ($124.8 million, 117.3 million euros) per leg”, but Conte shied away from offering a valuation.“I’m not very good to put a price on a player,” the Italian told a press conference at Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham, southwest of London.“I think Eden, for sure, is a great player. A top player. He’s in a level very high. But I don’t see the problem, because we don’t want to sell him. He hasn’t a price now.”Hazard, 26, was substituted towards the end of the game against Arsenal and Conte revealed he had taken him off to give the Stamford Bridge faithful a chance to show their appreciation.“I wanted to give him a great applause of our fans,” Conte said.“I think he deserved this for the game that he played, not only with the ball, but above all without the ball.“When I make a substitution there is always a reason. Sometimes I try to preserve some players. Sometimes there is a technical choice.”Having drawn 1-1 at Liverpool prior to the victory over Arsenal, Chelsea have won 16 of their last 18 league games, also dropping points in a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on January 4.Conte takes his side to Burnley on Sunday and while the Clarets sit 12th in the table, he is fully aware that their home record is bettered by only Chelsea and Tottenham.– ‘Six teams’ in race –“When you arrive after two really tough games against Liverpool and Arsenal it’s important to keep continuity and to try to win this game. It won’t be easy, this,” Conte said.“The stats show Burnley are a really strong team at home. Burnley took 28 points at home and only one point away. They won the last five games (at home). We must pay great attention.”With Tottenham playing at Liverpool on Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have an opportunity to trim Chelsea’s lead to six points, but Conte believes his players would not be perturbed.“If we play before or the other teams play before us, the pressure is always the same,” he said.“If the opponent wins the game and reduces the gap, if the opponent doesn’t win the game and you have the possibility to take more points, I think we have the right experience to live this situation.“If we think that we have (a lead of) nine points and we are very close to winning the title, it’s a great mistake.“There are 14 games to play. They are five teams, with Chelsea six teams, that can fight until the end to win the title. It’s important now, don’t (make a) great mistake in this race.”Chelsea have no new injury concerns, but Conte hailed centre-back David Luiz as a “warrior” for playing through the pain of a knee injury inflicted by Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in December.Cesc Fabregas and Willian will hope to come into the starting XI at Turf Moor, having both come off the bench against Arsenal.Conte professed ignorance when asked about reports Mourinho’s Manchester United made an approach for Willian last year.“I don’t know about this,” he said. “It’s news for me and not important. For me now the most important thing is the present.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The Premier League clubs with the best shot conversion rate – revealed!

first_img 20 19. Hull City – 11 per cent of their shots are scored 20 2= Chelsea – 19 per cent of their shots are scored 4= Bournemouth – 17 per cent of their shots are scored 20 18. Manchester United – 12 per cent of their shots are scored 15. Middlesbrough – 13 per cent of their shots are scored 20 20 15= Swansea City – 13 per cent of their shots are scored 20 15= West Ham United – 13 per cent of their shots are scored 20 8= Sunderland – 15 per cent of their shots are scored 20 20 20 20 4= West Bromwich Albion 17 per cent of their shots are scored 20 13= Watford – 14 per cent of their shots are scored 8= Crystal Palace – 15 per cent of their shots are scored 20 20. Southampton – 9 per cent of their shots are scored – Click the right arrow to see which Premier League team has the best shot conversion rate… 20 20 4= Manchester City – 17 per cent of their shots are scored 7. Tottenham – 16 per cent of their shots are scored 13= Leicester City – 14 per cent of their shots are scored 8= Stoke City -15 per cent of their shots are scored 20 20 20 It took Manchester United until their 26th shot of the match against Stoke City to score a vital leveller.Wayne Rooney grabbed the headlines with the landmark goal in a 1-1 draw, but the Red Devils’ profligacy is also worth nothing, despite now being unbeaten in 17 games.In fact, Jose Mourinho’s charges have only managed 33 Premier League goals all season, ten less than rivals Man City, and 18 less than top scorers Liverpool.But who has the best shot conversion rate in the English top-flight? Click the right arrow above to find out…Stats courtesy of Sun Football 8= Everton – 15 per cent of their shots are scored 2= Liverpool – 19 per cent of their shots are scored 20 20 8= Burnley – 15 per cent of their shots are scored 1. Arsenal – 21 per cent of their shots are scoredlast_img read more


first_imgANGRY Niall Blaney electioneers are venting their outrage at the Fianna Fail party by asking supporters to vote for Labour rival Jimmy has learned that some Blaney supporters are now using Barack Obama-style politics by personally calling other Blaney supporters asking them to change their vote.We are aware that one senior Blaney camp member has set up a network of phone campaigners who want to encourage people to “lend their vote” to Labour’s Harte. Political pundits say it is impossible to call the third seat in Donegal North East between Fianna Fail’s Charlie McConalogue and Labour’s Jimmy Harte.While McCOnalogue is expected to poll well in the Inishowen region, Harte is expected to perform better in the Letterkenny and surroundings areas.However dissatisfaction by the Blaney camp at Fianna Fail headquarter’s decision to run two candidates early on and then opt for a single-candidate strategy could well prove the difference.A perfectly-placed source in the Blaney camp said there is a lot of anger that headquarters has snubbed the Blaney name and that Dessie Larkin was also left out in the cold. And the source admitted that an unofficial decision has been taken to support Jimmy Harte during the current election as a Letterkenny candidate.“There is a lot of anger that Fianna Fail headquarters simply railroaded their decision through and did not consult with Blaney supporters.“The general opinion is that we have been left hung out to dry. That’s the genuine feeling among grassroots supporters.“A lot of people have decided that they will now ‘lend their support’ to Jimmy Harte on this occasion to show Fianna Fail that the Blaney name can not simply be used and then thrown away to one side.“Some people are going as far as to contact other traditional Blaney voters to encourage them to make a protest vote of sorts and vote for Harte,” said the source. McConalogue is attempting to up the anti in Letterkenny meanwhile and held a meeting of local supporters there last night.Both candidates are talking up their chances.EndsELECTION 2011: ANGRY BLANEY CAMP NOW RALLYING SUPPORTERS TO “LEND HARTE THEIR VOTE” AS PROTEST was last modified: February 15th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Jadon Sancho: Love for football will be destroyed if racist abuse continues

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images – Getty on target OFF Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Lukaku was abused by Cagliari fans while playing for Inter Milan on Sunday night Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST “Because we play football people might think we are just famous and ignorant to that, but we just love the sport and just want to play football.“It is hard to see things like this because it feels like, ‘Why should we play football?’“I felt that Romelu Lukaku handled it very well by not reacting and just carrying on playing.” LATEST FOOTBALL HEADLINES Lukaku isn’t the first black player to be targeted by the Cagliari fans, with ex-Juventus striker Moise Kean – who joined Everton over the summer – suffering the same abuse in the Sardinian city last season.Following the incident, Inter boss Antonio Conte said Italian football needs ‘more education’, while Lukaku said football is going backwards in its fight to eradicate racism.However, these incidents are not just happening in wider Europe, it’s happening on our doorstep too. rookie error Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January A number of Premier League stars have suffered racial abuse online since the start of the season, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma, plus others throughout the pyramid, all targeted by social media trolls.Abuse is also prevalent in international football, with a number of England players targeted during March’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro.Sancho was an unused substitute that night and, speaking ahead of the Three Lions’ upcoming games against Bulgaria and Kosovo, he sent his support to Lukaku and said racism is ruining the beautiful game. getty 3 Ian Holloway reacts as Romelu Lukaku is racially abused in ItalyKick It Out and the Professional Footballers’ Association had separate meetings with Twitter last week, while Manchester United and Chelsea also intend to meet the social media platform to discuss racist abuse of their – and all – players.“I don’t think it’s social media,” continued Sancho. “Some fans are just really passionate and obviously they just say what they want to say.“I just feel they need to slow it down at bit – we’re still only human. deals 3 stalemate Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Sancho admits the continued abuse of black players makes him question his love of football BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Getty – Contributor latest 3 Jadon Sancho says racism in football will destroy players’ love for the game “I personally think that it just has to stop,” the 19-year-old said. “No player wants to play football and have abuse like that.“It puts the confidence down in players and the love of the sport will go very soon if it doesn’t stop.“I think everyone should be happy and do what they are doing without receiving racist abuse.”While racist abuse within grounds can lead to strong sanctions, social media has yet to find a way of effectively dealing with the issue. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship England forward Jadon Sancho believes players will start falling out of love with football if racist abuse in stadiums and on social media continues.Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku became the latest victim of sickening abuse on Sunday evening as he was subjected to monkey chants as he scored a match-winning penalty for Inter Milan at Cagliari.last_img read more

Celtic confirm signing of Chelsea attacker Charly Musonda

first_imgCeltic have confirmed the signing of Charly Musonda on loan from Chelsea.The Belgian attacker has agreed an 18-month loan move from the English champions to join Brendan Rodgers’ side.Musonda, a long-time signing target for the Celtic boss, arrived in Glasgow on Monday to undergo a medical and has now been confirmed as the club’s third signing of the January transfer window, following the arrival of Marvin Compper and Lewis Morgan.The 21-year-old signed a new contract with Chelsea last month but is keen to play regular first team football with opportunities in Antonio Conte’s team limited. Musonda did make his Chelsea debut in September, scoring in a 5-1 League Cup win over Nottingham Forest and has made six further appearances since.A Belgian international at every youth level, Musonda has also been a key player in Chelsea’s youth side, winning the Under-21 Premier League, FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League.It is believed that Musonda will wear the number 67 jersey during his spell in Glasgow.last_img read more