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August 12, 2020

Jets stop Big Ben, Steelers in 20-13 victory

first_imgNew York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) jumps over Pittsburgh Steelers’ William Gay (22) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – No big day for Big Ben this time. Not with four turnovers by the Pittsburgh Steelers.Coming off two straight games with six touchdown tosses, Ben Roethlisberger was held to just one as the New York Jets’ defense mostly shut down the record-setting quarterback and the Steelers’ high-scoring offense in a 20-13 victory on Sunday.“You can’t turn the ball over, and we did it too much,” Roethlisberger said. “This stings.”Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes, Jaiquawn Jarrett intercepted two of Roethlisberger’s passes and the Jets (2-8) ended an eight-game skid and stopped a three-game winning streak for the Steelers (6-4).“All right!” Ryan exclaimed. “Finally!”Roethlisberger, the first in NFL history with six TDs in consecutive games, was playing in front of a MetLife Stadium crowd that appeared nearly half-filled with Terrible Towel-waving Steelers fans. But the Jets wouldn’t allow Roethlisberger to get into much of a rhythm.“There’s nothing mystical about the outcome of that football game,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “We talked all week about why that team struggled: because they were minus in the turnover ratio. … Well, they weren’t today. They were plus-4.“You’re going to lose football games when you’re minus-4 in the turnover ratio, and we did today.”Roethlisberger finished 30 of 43 for 343 yards and connected with Martavis Bryant for an 80-yard TD with 1:16 left that made it close at the end.The Steelers attempted an onside kick, but Eric Decker recovered to seal it for the Jets – who avoided setting a franchise mark for consecutive losses.“The reality is,” Tomlin said, “we shot ourselves in the foot today.”The Jets weren’t happy after the game that Mike Mitchell tried to break up their victory formation, leaping over the top of center Nick Mangold, who slammed the Steelers safety to the ground, causing a brief shoving match.“It’s a dirty play,” Mangold said.But the Jets won by playing mostly a clean game Sunday, successful for the first time since beating Oakland on opening day.“Today,” Vick said, “was going to be our day.”Vick, who became the first quarterback in NFL history to run for 6,000 career yards, threw touchdown passes to T.J. Graham and Jace Amaro. Vick was 10 of 18 for 132 yards and ran eight times for 39 yards, and Ryan announced that the veteran will start again against Buffalo after the bye week.The Jets looked good on their first possession, but the 14-play drive stalled at the Steelers 5 and Nick Folk made a 23-yard field goal.After Jarrett sacked Roethlisberger on third-and-15 to force a punt, the Jets got right back on the scoreboard. Vick had plenty of time and zipped a perfectly placed pass into the hands of a sprinting Graham, who ran it into the end zone for a 67-yard touchdown.The Jets got the ball right back when Muhammad Wilkerson forced a fumble by Antonio Brown and Jarrett recovered. Jarrett finished with two interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery after drawing the late start after first-round pick Calvin Pryor was benched.After a sack on first down, Vick scrambled for 18 yards, including a shake-and-bake move that buckled Steelers cornerback Brice McCain’s knees. Three plays later, Vick found Amaro and made it 17-0 with 19 seconds left in the opening quarter.“That’s what happens when you turn the ball over,” Roethlisberger said. “You dig yourself a hole.”Pittsburgh appeared on its way to its first score with a long drive in the second quarter helped by a personal foul penalty on New York’s Jason Babin. But at the Jets 10, Roethlisberger had his short pass attempt tipped by Marcus Williams right into Jarrett’s hands.“We didn’t secure the ball and we didn’t get the ball,” Tomlin said. “It’s not winning football.”The Jets, who came in with three takeaways all season, got their third of the first half when Brown muffed Ryan Quigley’s punt and Graham recovered.In the final quarter, Pittsburgh had first-and-goal from the 1, but was stuffed on four straight plays – including a penalty on the Jets and LeGarrette Blount losing 8 yards on a run. Shaun Suisham’s 27-yarder made it 20-6 with 7:21 left.“It’s a team we should beat,” Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons said. “But this is the NFL. You have to go in their house and you can’t go in here and win if you have four turnovers and none on defense.”NOTES: Suisham hooked a 23-yard attempt wide left on the first play of the fourth quarter. … Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell had eight catches for 33 yards, giving him 55 receptions for the season, surpassing John L. Williams (51 in 1994) for the most in team history by a running back. … Brown was held to 74 yards receiving, the first time this season he failed to get 80 or more.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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August 5, 2020

Providence SW Updated Visitor and Facility Restrictions Due to COVID-19

first_imgVisitors with respiratory conditions or fever will not be allowed.Limit visitors to immediate family only.Visitors must be age 18 or older.All public meetings and gatherings at Providence facilities have been canceled.You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu:Clean your hands. Alcohol gel works well in most situations, but hand washing with soap and water for 20-30 seconds, should be performed after going to the bathroom, before eating, or when your hands are visibly soiled.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Then perform hand hygiene. (Putting a tissue on a table contaminates the surface of the table with germs.)Routinely disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning spray or wipe.Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.Practice social distancing.Stay home when you are sick.At our Providence Medical Group Clinics, we are also taking extra precautions in light of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All primary care patient appointments are being contacted by MA/RN phone calls asking the screening questions prior to arrival. If the patient needs triage, the call is routed to a RN to triage and give recommendations. Voicemails are left if we are not able to reach the patient asking the patient to contact the centralized triage nurse prior to coming in for the appt. If patients are negative for screening but have respiratory symptoms and insists on being seen, they are instructed to mask upon entry into the clinic and to remain masked throughout the entire visit.Currently, we have two triage RNs taking calls. Any patient who calls the call center with respiratory symptoms is routed to the RN to triage. We are strongly encouraging all patients to treat symptomatically at home if possible and isolate themselves. Do not go to work sick or attend public gatherings if symptomatic.At the Providence Community Care Center, the social service hub in downtown Olympia serving the homeless population, will be closing the day room and outdoor space portion of the center, effective March 17, until further notice. After special consideration and discussion with our Thurston County Health Department, we feel it is necessary to do our part to limit public gatherings and support social distancing.Providence will continue offering mental health and medication services to the vulnerable population who a currently receiving services at the center. This service will be provided by appointment only. No new individuals will be accepted for appointments at this time. We will be screening patients at the door and will only permit access to an appointment, if individual does not have symptoms of infectious disease.These are necessary steps to promote safety and limit the public gathering at all Providence facilities. We will continue to disinfect all areas of the center, and insist guests use proper hand hygiene as they enter the building for appointments.We will not be actively testing for COVID-19 at the Providence Community Care Center. If a guest presents who does have symptoms we are partnering with the Thurston County Public Health to put a plan in place to help meet the need for testing homeless in our community.We are monitoring this matter closely and will make adjustments, as necessary.  We appreciate your help in keeping our patients, caregivers and community safe. We expect we will put additional precautions in place over the next few weeks and we will continue to update media outlets as well as the public as the information becomes available.The latest information can be found on www.providence.org/swupdate. Facebook65Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Providence Medical GroupAt Providence, safety is our priority. We are taking extra precautions in light of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 or exposing patients, their visitors and our caregivers, we have modified our visitation policy at Providence St. Peter and Centralia Hospital. This allows us to promote safety, and conserve supplies needed to treat and control the spread of infectious disease.  This new policy will be effective until further notice. We are monitoring this matter closely and will make adjustments, as necessary.We understand the importance of seeing loved ones while they are receiving care, and know the value visitors bring to our patients. However, during this time, we encourage our patients and their loved ones to communicate more through phone and video calls. If our patients don’t have video capabilities on their personal devices, we will attempt to make this technology available upon request during their stay.Visitor restrictions include:No more than two visitors in the hospital at a time per patient.Please don’t wait to visit in waiting rooms we are asking visitors not to congregate in public areas. Plan ahead and stagger visiting times.last_img read more

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May 14, 2020

Dean Henderson to replace De Gea next season

first_imgPremier League* Information up to date as of Could 8, 2020 one His efficiency contrasts with that of the present beginning goalkeeper. David De Gea He has been the perfect goalkeeper within the Premier League for a number of years, however his final marketing campaign in Previous Trafford It has been considerably irregular. In some sections of the season he has been questioned and behind is a goalkeeper who brings juventus and enthusiasm, as well as to not costing a single euro, since he would return from his mortgage. However, he believes that it is going to be good to have two goalkeepers of ensures once they dispute a couple of competitors: “When United returns to the Champions League, you possibly can have a 65-game season. Nobody can play each sport.”Even when United didn’t plan to make Henderson the starter, Steele thinks they need to have him keep to combat for a spot moderately than discover him a brand new mortgage so he has minutes: “If the contracts permit it, United ought to say, ‘You’re not going to be loaned out, you’re right here to compete with David.’”De Gea didn’t get together with Van GaalThe previous aim keeper additionally defined what occurred when De Gea needed to go to the Actual Madrid, that day of the well-known case of the fax that didn’t arrive on time: “I’d have gone to Actual Madrid if it weren’t for what occurred on the final day of transfers.”Steele explains within the British newspaper that if he needed to depart it was as a result of his relationship with Louis van Gaal was not good: “Once I was with Van Gaal we knew the explanation why he needed to exit. They didn’t get alongside and it didn’t work. He wasn’t upset with the followers or the membership, but it surely was clearly one thing that had occurred behind the scenes.”Lastly he defined that the state of affairs is completely totally different from that of these years and that he’s now pleased at Previous Trafford: “Now issues are totally different. He has a smile on his face, the membership is enhancing and I can’t think about why he would need to depart.” It has been speculated for months that Dean Henderson can take over Manchester United’s aim next 12 months. Right now, the goalkeeper on mortgage at Sheffield United is likely one of the revelations of the Premier League and it throws up some spectacular numbers, particularly not to be taking part in in an enormous membership. There’s even speak that he might quickly be the beginning goalkeeper of England. So, the competitors underneath the sticks will probably be very powerful, and the one who was the goalkeeper coach of the crimson devils, Eric steele, has spoken em Mirror of the state of affairs that would happen the next marketing campaign: “Realizing Dean Henderson as I do, he’ll anticipate to go into the Previous Trafford locker room and personal the No. 1 jersey now. I signed him at 14 and adopted him carefully, he has an important angle. David could have identified there’ll all the time be a suitor. younger man who will problem him and that’s what Dean will do. “ Regardless of every thing, Steele is satisfied that the Spanish won’t wrinkle, since if he has held the place for thus a few years it’s as a result of he has been an instance working: “It won’t baffle David. You don’t get to the place David de Gea is with out overcoming obstacles. David will take the problem and are available again stronger.” one Premier League* Information up to date as of Could 8, 2020last_img read more

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January 20, 2020

New stadium could cost $46b

first_imgIndependence Park Limited (IPL), the operator of the National Stadium, says that renovating the complex is more feasible than building a new one.IPL recently told The Sunday Gleaner that it is making plans to upgrade the facilities at the stadium on a phased basis but that it is waiting on funds from the Government to get started.It says that this upgrade is to meet what it describes as “international standards”.General manager Major Desmon Brown says that a new stadium with modern features would cost approximately US$350 million, the equivalent of just under J$46 billion at the current exchange rate.”As a country, it would be difficult to find those kinds of resources,” Brown says.He said that one of the challenges to ever raising that figure is that IPL does not collect profit from tickets sold for events hosted at the complex. Instead, it earns its profits from renting to various sporting bodies for the hosting of their events.”Remember, Independence Park does not have events,” he says. “What we do is rent the stadium and people have events. So that money goes back to them, not us.”One such association that rents the facilities is the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), for the national football team’s home matches. In recent times, the JFF has used the stadium less frequently. The last home matches hosted at the venue were FIFA World Cup and Caribbean Football Union qualifiers late last year, but there have been no international friendlies there in almost five years.The JFF says that renting the national Stadium costs between just over $1 million and under $1.5 million, depending on the type of game being hosted. For this reason, it is not profitable to host friendlies at the stadium. This is one of the reasons IPL has struggled to come up with necessary funding.GOV’T AIDED”Currently, I get 30 per cent from the Government to run the facility. That’s the operating cost. All the capital costs would come from the Government. Fixing the pool and all of those things have to come from the Government. A stadium only becomes profitable when you have your own team. For instance, the Indianapolis Colts (American National Football League team) have their own stadium. They have 50 matches every year. They know that 25 of those are home matches. You sell most of the tickets before and have a fixed income. You have advertisers who are in the stadium full time.”When you go to our stadium, it’s always empty because everybody comes there with their own different advertisers. The only time a stadium becomes profitable is when you have your own team and you have a certain number of matches and you can plan around that,” Brown says.last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

GWI conducts flushing exercise at Waiakabra

first_imgDays after Guyana Times published an article highlighting the substandard quality of water being supplied to residents of Waiakabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) visited the area to inspect the quality of the water.The condition of the water that residents of Waiakabra were receiving from GWIIn an invited comment on Tuesday, GWI’s Public Relations Officer, Leana Bradshaw said that the inspection was done and a visual assessment of the water being distributed to residents, even at the end of the network, did not indicate water with a high iron concentration.Nevertheless, GWI has since flushed the lines so as to further improve the quality of water being supplied to residents. She noted that GWI collected water samples prior to and after the flushing exercise in Waiakabra. Those samples have been sent to the Water Quality Laboratory to be tested and results are expected to be available today.Last week, residents of Waiakabra reached out to this publication, calling on the GWI to pay a much-needed visit to the community and answer questions about the condition of the tap water they were being forced to consume, as there is no alternative source of water for the community.Residents described the condition of the water as “unacceptable” and “inhumane” and after several weeks of calling and making reports, they were still to receive a visit or any sort of intervention from the water company.The community is mainly populated by Amerindians who depend on small-scale farming for their daily bread and cannot afford to purchase water for consumption. Guyana Times visited the community on Saturday last and spoke to a few residents who expressed dissatisfaction with the way they are being treated by the Administration.Leon DaSilva, who shared his concerns with this publication, said that over the years, the community has been overlooked by the Administration. The quality of the water being supplied to residents, he said, is unfair to residents since they are paying for second-class service, which is of no benefit to them.Another resident, Leana Melville, who also spoke to this publication, said that the condition of the water was becoming worse. She said residents had previously complained of the stench of the water and oil which is usually settled on top. The mother of four noted that she is forced to purchase bottled water for her children to use because the water they are receiving through the tap is not safe for consumption. “To be honest, we can’t use the water to do anything. A few days ago, I was trying to strain it with a cloth, but that didn’t work. There is thick rust in the water. And that would do more harm than good to anybody,” she had said.last_img read more

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Police to clamp down on ganja smoking among students

first_imgConcerned citizens in Georgetown are calling on the Guyana Police Force and the Education Ministry to work together to clamp down on secondary school students who usually loiters around the city and those who engage in drug use.These issues were among the many raised by stakeholders on Tuesday afternoon‘A’ Division Commander Marlon Chapman responding to citizens at Tuesday’s public meetingwhen the newly installed ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Marlon Chapman, held a public meeting at the Brickdam Police Station.During the engagement, Pastor Timothy Norton urged the Divisional Head to be proactive in curbing the use of marijuana around the Stabroek Market area, noting that school students are now indulging in the illegal act.“(One) thing is the use of marijuana right around the bus parks. Up to today (Tuesday) I passed there on the pavement just next to the Route 48 bus park and they killing me with the marijuana smell. The other thing is that a lot of school children after hours are indulging in smoking marijuana right around the same areaPastor Timothy Norton raising his concerns at a stakeholder’s meeting hosted by the Police in ‘A’ Divisionthere,” he stated.On this note, Norton called on the commander to dispatch some plain clothes ranks to go out there and police the area so that those found culpable of encouraging youngsters to partake in using the illicit drug can be taken to court.Meanwhile, Clifton Elias, a former head teacher, raised concerns about students who are out loitering during school hours and late in the evening.“I am appalled at the growing number of children, particularly those in the secondary school, who long after 09:30h on school days are loitering around the market places and elsewhere; instead of being in school where they could qualify themselves for useful service to our nation,” Elias noted.To this end, the former head teacher enquired about the nexus between the Police Force and the Education Ministry for looking into these issues, whereby secondary school students are engaging in illegal activities.In response, Commander Chapman acknowledged the concerns raised and committed to working with the Education Ministry to have these issues addressed.“Children should be in school when they ought to be. I know for a fact that my deputy (Divisional Traffic Head) is usually out on the park in the mornings and afternoons chasing them (students) off but he’s only,” the Commander noted.He continued that “we cannot take away the fact that the school welfare department has a function and I can’t speak of that but I know of times when they would make a request for assistance from us, and readily those assistances are granted. I have to say I received no such requests when I came to ‘A’ Division but in ‘C’ Division, it used to be a regular feature.”Chapman posited, nevertheless, that while he is also concerned about the youths not staying in school, the onus lies on all citizens to ensure that they do not condone or turn a blind eye to school children engaging in illegal activities.Moreover, the Divisional Commander outlined that with regards to marijuana smoking on the various bus parks, steps were previously taken to address the matter but the results were not as fruitful as desired.He also promised changes under his tenure, while adding that he has an open door policy. On this note, the Commander invited the members of the public to make contact with him whenever they witness any wrong doing within the Division whether by another civilian or an officer of the Police Force.In 2015, the report of the Secondary School Drug Prevalence Survey 2013 Project was launched, revealing that marijuana along with alcohol, cigarettes and inhalants is the most commonly used drugs among the student population in Guyana.The survey was done by the Organisation of American States (OAS) Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) in collaboration with the Government of Guyana in 2013 with some 1,712 valid questionnaires obtained. Of these, 1,266 were from public schools and 446 were from private schools.Among the key findings was the fact that marijuana remains the most accessible illegal drug while cocaine the least accessible. Some 16.3 per cent of the students indicated that it would be easy to access marijuana.last_img read more

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Hedges proud to accept Diamond Jubilee Medal

first_imgThe medal was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, and is used as a way for the country to honour her service to Canada. Hedges, fresh off of an appearance in the Americas Cup with the national team, says that it’s a great feeling to be recognized with the award.“It’s a great honour, and it’s pretty special to be here at home with friends and family,” Hedges says. “I haven’t been home in quite a while, and to have this kind of experience and receive the medal, it’s a great honour to be recognized that way by my country and province.”- Advertisement -Local MP Bob Zimmer says that Hedges is an athlete the community can look up to, as he’s had a number of successes in sport despite facing personal obstacles.“I think just the fact that he’s a wheelchair athlete, he’s met adversity and met it face on,” Zimmer explains. “He’s really achieved a lot of great things because of that. He’s come out of that with awards internationally, won national championships in the United States, and won Olympic medals. He’s used his spot for positive, and is inspiring others.”For Hedges and the National team, they now have two years to prepare for the upcoming 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto. The games will serve as a qualifier for the upcoming Paralympic games in 2016 in Rio.Advertisementlast_img read more

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January 11, 2020

What you need to know before heading back to school on Monday

first_imgAs for those in SD 59, that district has alluded to the same type of planned schedule for the late-start of class, except their first day will commence three hours before the normal start time and will end one hour later.Again, as an example, if your school runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the schedule for Monday is 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Superintendent of SD 59, Leslie Lambie released the following statement earlier in this morning after learning about the negotiated settlement:We are pleased that an agreement has been reached in the labour dispute and look forward to seeing students and staff back in schools on Monday.Monday will be the same as every first day of school and will start two hours later and end one hour earlier then the regular school day.  Buses will run accordingly. The shortened day allows schools to more effectively set up classes at the elementary schools and student timetables at the secondary schools.Advertisement For those in SD 60, if the school your child attends usually starts the day at 9:00 a.m., Monday’s schedule is running 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.However, Superintendent of SD 60, Dave Sloan says it may be in parent’s best interest to contact your specific school to ensure an accurate account of the start and finish time.As per the regular first day of school, buses will picking up students on Monday and are completely aware of the change to the schedule.- Advertisement -“Basically, September 22nd is the new September 2nd,” Sloan explained.For parents with kindergarten children, each school will have its own routines, programs and procedures for their introductory element, many of whom may condense the two weeks into one, but all kindergarten programs will be offering full day instruction by Friday, September 26th.Sloan goes on to say that the school year will not be lengthened as a result of the strike, as the Christmas and Spring break schedules will remain the same.Advertisement SD 60: 250 262 6000 “Schools will take steps to balance their semesters to ensure all students have sufficient instruction time. No additional days will be added to the school year,” Sloan said in a written statement. “Details on any changes will be made available over the next few weeks.”Graduating students in grade 12 will also be presented with the opportunity to write their first set of provincial exams sometime at the beginning of February to accommodate the shift in schedule.Sloan adds, “Now we’ve got the negotiated settlement that everybody was calling for, so it’s time to get down to work and do the best we can for the parents and children of this district.”—Advertisement Tuesday, September 23 will be a regular school day.We are excited that our classrooms and hallways will be filled with the excitement of learning once again.Leslie Lambie, Superintendent SD #59If you’re looking for more information, contact the school your child is attending or their accompanying district.SD 59: 250 782 8571Advertisementlast_img read more

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January 10, 2020

Qatar workers face old problems despite reform promises

first_img0Shares0000Foreign workers walk on May 04, 2015 at the construction site of al-Wakrah football stadium, one of the Qatar’s World Cup 2022 stadiums © AFP/File / MARWAN NAAMANIDOHA, Qatar, May 10 – Just a 10-minute drive from the International Labour Organization’s new office in the Qatari capital, Nabin explains how his employer has not paid his wages in two months.He is one of hundreds of workers helping transform Msheireb, a rundown district in Doha, into an area of hotels, luxurious apartments and Qatar’s very own “Wall Street” financial centre at a total cost of some $5.5 billion. The Nepalese labourer should receive 1,100 Qatar riyals a month (Sh30,000), but says he has to survive on considerably less — in one of the world’s richest countries.“In my country I was promised 1,100, but for the past two months I haven’t got my salary,” he said.“They just gave me 100 riyals in advance.”Like all workers interviewed for this article, the 20-year-old asked to use a pseudonym to protect his identity.Resting in a patch of shade on the pavement during his lunch break as the midday heat reaches 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit), Nabin said with no salary he is unable to buy food.His is forced to rely on food at his labour camp, where he said he’s been served expired chicken.Nearby, other workers rest after their morning shift, telling of endless problems.Sumon, a Bangladeshi carpenter, said his company has refused to hand him his residency permit (RP) — an essential ID card used every day to prove legal residence and required to access anything from telephone contracts to opening a bank account.“I gave 7,000 riyals to get an RP but the company has not made it,” he said.“I said give it to me, I need it to travel, but I did not get any RP.”He has complained to the courts, but a year on, he is still waiting.“If I can get my RP, I will leave,” said the 24-year-old.His colleague Ashik recounted how he paid 10,000 riyals — more than six months’ salary — to his sponsor just to obtain a No Objection Certificate, a document that permits a worker to transfer from one company to another.He then had to pay another 10,000 riyals to get his new contract, he said.Several workers complain of harassment from police demanding money from those without RPs.They say one unlucky colleague was flown straight out of the country when he could not produce his permit.– ‘They will throw us away’ –The International Labour Organization opened its Qatar office on April 29, after signing a three-year agreement with the government to oversee fundamental labour change.Qatar has come under huge pressure over its treatment of workers since winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup.Limited reforms have failed to stem criticism from human rights groups and unions which accuse the Gulf state of widespread worker abuse.Under its agreement with the UN agency, Qatar has committed to an overhaul including introducing a minimum wage — set at 750 riyals per month — establishing workers’ committees, and scrapping the exit visa where workers need their employers’ permission to leave the country.That commitment has split Qatar’s critics.Some, including the International Trade Union Confederation, are fully behind Doha.Others, including some human rights advocates, remain cautious — sceptical that reform pledges have remained largely unfulfilled.Migrant workers eat on December 06, 2016 during a break at a construction site in the Qatari capital Doha © AFP/File / STRINGERPrevious promises to end the exit visa system have never been acted upon, according to critics.The plight of workers in Msheireb echoes the sad stories of numerous workers heard since FIFA handed Qatar the World Cup in 2010.It also shows that reforms already in place — including a law ensuring wages are paid in full — have failed to protect the most vulnerable.Back in Msheireb, Ashik said those who will be most impacted by the latest reforms have heard nothing about them.Sumon argues the minimum wage needs to be doubled to 1,500 to allow those building Qatar to enjoy a decent life.“Everything is difficult because it is so expensive here,” he said. “We are here for our families to give a better life to them.”At the end of their lunch break, the workers move slowly back from their resting place in “old” Msheireb to its gleaming new replacement, emerging on the Doha skyline in preparation for the World Cup.Asked if they have any interest in football, Sumon replied: “No. They will throw us away when this project is finished.“The football is not for us, it’s for different people.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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December 27, 2019

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS FACE MAC CUMHAILLS IN ALL-COUNTY DIVISION TWO

first_imgKillybegs GAA NotesWould you like your business to feature on our killotto envelopes? Each year the club sells approx. 20,000 envelopes, reaching a huge audience on a weekly basis. Contact Sarah Tully 0863311733 for further info. Time for a Spring Clean?? CLG Na Cealla Beaga will be collecting any unwanted clothes, shoes, towels, linen, curtains and mobile phones!This was a huge success for the club in 2013 and helped raise vital funds to maintain the facilities at The Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park.You can drop off any evening during training this week into dressing room 4 or contact 0863311733 and we can arrange collection from your door! Many thanks for your support!Club Donegal is now available. The Club Donegal card enables the card holder to enter into any adult league or championship club match in the county. If you attend regular games this is a great saving! Purchase your adult membership and the club donegal card for €170.Purchase your family membership and the card for €200. Alternatively purchase two cards and your family membership for €330.These card​s are limited and we already have applicants inquiring. Don’t worry if you have already paid your membership – you can ‘top up’ your membership to avail of the club Donegal scheme!There was no bingo jackpot winner this week.Next weeks bingo jackpot is €1850. There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 18, 25, 28, 29. Next weeks killotto jackpot is €1550.Congratulations to Carol Hopkins, Bruckless and Pat Dorrian, Carricknamohill who matched 3 numbers.We would like to thank those playing the weekly killotto online, there have been a number of online winners in the last few months.Remember you can play the lotto online at www.locallotto.ie​ The senior and reserves were both defeated in Glenfinn at the weekend.They both are scheduled to play mac cumhaills this sunday @ 1.30 and 3.00.Hard luck to Michael McHugh and Daffy on their defeat in the divisional final, hard work was put in by management and the young side.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS FACE MAC CUMHAILLS IN ALL-COUNTY DIVISION TWO was last modified: May 13th, 2014 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:GAAKillybegsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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