Missing the point…

first_img…on Parliamentary protocolsThe Speaker and the Clerk – and a host of commentators — made a big stink about “the Protocols of Parliament” during the Budget Debate. The Clerk even issued a detailed list of “dos and don’ts” for the Parliamentarians. Nothing wrong with that, your Eyewitness is as peeved as anyone else at MPs eating in Parliament; (painfully) reading their speeches, or not genuflecting to the Speaker when leaving the Chamber etc.But he’s even more peeved that none of these guardians of Parliamentary propriety is concerned about the trammeling of the more substantive rules with the tacit acceptance of the Speaker. Take the matter of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who was sworn in to perform the duties of the President when the latter was away in Cuba. The Opposition made cogent arguments, citing the relevant sections of the Constitution, which ineluctably concluded this “squatting” just wasn’t kosher.They then formally petitioned the Speaker to order Mr Nagamootoo to remove himself from the premises and not participate in the debate. The Speaker duly solemnly PROMISED to give a ruling on the petition. It’s a good thing the Opposition MPs weren’t holding their breaths waiting for the ruling; because, five days down the road, with the final aspect of the Budget – consideration of the Estimates – about to end, nothing’s been said by the Speaker.And this is what’s so hypocritical about the big brouhaha over some MPs picking their noses in the National Assembly. Sure, it’s gross, but is that the alpha and omega of the “rightness” of Parliamentary behaviour? All the rules of Parliamentary practices that are intended to facilitate the fundamental values of constitutionalism are adhered to; and the most important is the “rule of law” – that no one is above the law — and it should be applied without fear or favour.The Prime Minister, acting for the President, is not above the strictures of the Constitution. There has been one opinion proffered that the PRIME Minister is not a “Minister” and the Constitutional Articles cited by the Opposition refer to “Minister”. This is like saying a Prime number isn’t a number!! Nagamootoo might be a specific type of minister – the PRIME one – but he’s still a Minister who’s been sworn in to act as President.Now, if the Speaker disagrees with the Opposition’s argument in their petition, he should so state, as he promised. By remaining mute, he’s allowing the matter to become moot, since the debate is going to be over. This is tantamount to ruling in favour of the Government, but without any stated reasons.By worrying about form, he ignores the substance of Parliamentary procedures, and commits the sin of “ignoratio elenchi”, or missing the point.…on gas for electricity generationThis fellow Patterson’s definitely full of gas on the 200MW gas-fired electricity plant he keeps mouthing off about. From the very beginning, Exxon’s been pointing out that our gas will be coming up with the oil – hence “associated gas” — and will be separated in their Floating Production and Storage Unit (FPSU). They’ve made it clear that it’s in Guyana’s interest to reinject the gas into the field to bring up more oil, rather than using far more expensive specialised “muds”. Since we’re receiving 50% of oil profits, and oil has a far greater selling price than natural gas, it’s in our interest to go along with it.So, one wonders at the idee fixe of Patterson on his gaseous idea. Did he consider costs? There has to be the power plant; a liquefaction plant to convert and store the gas to LPG, then a regassification plant to supply the gas. Costing at least US$500M!!And let’s not even talk about the transmission costs!!…on Constitutional ChangeGuyanese ought to heed this folk wisdom: “wha rain na full, dew cyaan full”!” when they hear about the Government summoning two meetings of the “Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Change” in as many weeks, when they only had one in the last YEAR!!last_img read more

Does Peeping Tom have an anti-worker agenda?

first_imgDear Editor,The GAWU has recognised that Peeping Tom in his/her column, which appeared in the May 2, 2019, edition of Kaieteur News, as the columnist did a year ago, is again encouraging workers not to be unionised. The GAWU, also like it did in 2018, cannot fail to express its deep concern with the contentions that are being advocated by Peeping Tom.We saw that the columnist recognised our dismay on the last occasion he/she penned a similar column but yet, it appears, ignored what our Union had then said. Is it a case of Peeping Tom having an anti-worker agenda?Peeping Tom, as he/she did before, holds the view that workers in Guyana would be better off without Unions. The absurdity in such a statement is well manifested when we consider the situation regarding workers who are unionised versus those who don’t belong to unions.The nation would well recall when then Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Simona Broomes had visited a number of non-unionised workplaces and the stark, disturbing findings she stumbled upon. Similar situations do not generally take place in workplaces where workers enjoy representational services.Certainly, it points to the need for workers to be organised in an effort to ensure that their rights are respected and they benefit from certain protections at the workplace.In the period since Peeping Tom wrote his/her last column on this matter, the necessity of Unions has even been further highlighted. Just in recent months, a strong stand by the entire trade union movement has seen the workers of the Bauxite Company of Guyana (BCGI) making significant strides in the struggle to get a fairer deal from the company.A similar situation also played out in the struggles of the nation’s teachers which eventually saw the Education Ministry coming back to the table and hammering out a deal which saw the teachers winning several of their demands. It undoubtedly goes to show how important a role the entire trade union movement has in our country.Even on May Day, Social Protection Minister, Amna Ally congratulated the union movement for its working together. In her remarks, the Minister pointed out that collaboration and co-operation in the movement have seen improvement in the national minimum wage, the recent launch of a national occupational safety and health policy and child labour policy, among other things. These are tangible contributions of the movement which will benefit not only unionised but non-unionised workers as well.Peeping Tom, in advising workers, urged them “[I]f an employer is underpaying you or exploiting you, do not stick around. Move on to something else”. It seems that the columnist has ignored the real reality that employers are driven by profits and, therefore, are concerned with getting maximum value for little reward to their workers.Moving on from one employer to another will not change that sentiment recognising the smallness of our labour market and the sharing of information between employers. The reality is that moving from firm A to B will not remove the exploitative tendencies we have seen in our country. What we have also seen, however, is that firms which have a unionised workforce tend to have improved conditions and benefits. Of course, to us, this is not a strange situation as studies in other countries in the world have concluded that higher levels of unionisation see workers on the whole enjoying better benefits.The columnist also said workers should form staff associations and pay subscription fees. But ironically isn’t this a Union in a different form. Obviously, it seems to us, that Peeping Tom isn’t rationally considering what he/she is saying.Moreover, the columnist said that by organising within organisations rather than nationally, workers would be better able to fight for better wages and conditions contending that it is putting self above others. This outlandish sentiment, in our view, is yet another ploy to divide and conquer as smaller groupings can be easily manipulated to the employer’s whim and fancies. At the same time, the trade union movement is not solely concentrated on discussions at the bargaining table recognising that national policies can also go a long way to bring about real improvement in workers and their families well-being.We contend that Peeping Tom’s suppositions will not bring about the change the columnist believes that they will. In fact, it could well reverse the progress that the workers have scored over the last century when the first organisation of workers was established.While there is always need for improvement and betterment, the trade union movement has made laudable contributions and significant progress to bring about profound changes in the lives of our nation’s workers. We go forward fortified in the belief that united we stand, divided we fall. As the lyrics of the now-popular workers’ song, Solidarity Forever, says, “The union makes us strong”.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

Wenger- ‘Keep calm in Spurs showdown’

first_imgFrance striker Olivier Giroud was dismissed in last week’s Champions League loss against Dinamo Zagreb, while Brazilian defender Gabriel and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla were sent off in Saturday’s painful 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.Wenger largely blamed Chelsea’s Diego Costa for provoking Gabriel into the kick that led to his dismissal.But the centre-back has since been charged with improper conduct for his protests after being sent off and the Arsenal manager acknowledges his team need to do a better job of keeping their emotions under control even in the face of extreme provocation.“It’s true that we played the last two games with 10 men in the second half and I hope we play the next one with 11 v 11,” Wenger said.“But it’s another derby and that’s not guaranteed as well.”Yet there are few more testing environments in which to do that than White Hart Lane on derby day, when the hatred and bile will pour down from the stands towards Wenger’s players.Another factor that could negate Wenger’s attempts to clamp down on the rash of red cards is Arsenal’s desperation to get back on track after a pair of defeats that raised renewed questions about their ability to win the Premier League and Champions League.– Feisty game –Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min celebrates scoring the opening goal of the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on September 20, 2015. PHOTO/AFPAlthough the League Cup is traditionally well down Wenger’s list of priorities and he often fields inexperienced starting line-ups in the competition, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey suggested he wouldn’t mind skipping an evening’s rest to help his club to a morale-boosting win.“It’s not good enough for a club like Arsenal to lose two games in a row,” Ramsey said.“Hopefully now we can put things right on Wednesday. It will be a feisty game with hopefully some goals in our favour.”While Arsenal’s spluttering start to the season has taken a turn for the worse over the last week, Tottenham have recorded three consecutive victories to revive hopes of a successful season after a sluggish opening.And Tottenham’s Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen believes boss Mauricio Pochettino is building a young team capable of great things.South Korea forward Son Heung-Min, 23, is the new idol of the Lane after his first Premier League goal — and third in just three appearances in all competitions — clinched a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.Son’s fine start following his transfer from Bayer Leverkusen is part of a youth movement also including 19-year-old Dele Alli, 21-year-old Eric Dier, 22-year-olds Ben Davies and Harry Kane and 23-year-olds Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen.“Things are looking very good. We have great young players and a good mix, so there are great things for the team if we can keep working like this. It looks very good for the future,” Vertonghen said.One concern, however, remains the usually-prolific Kane’s disappointing form.The England striker is without a club goal this season but Vertonghen is confident he will rediscover his touch soon.“He has just been a bit unlucky,” Vertonghen said. “He scored for England and in the training sessions he has been doing very well, so the goals will come.“He’s not a guy who will just have one good season and then you never see him again. He has the qualities to perform and the goals will come eventually.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal defender Gabriel (L) and Chelsea’s Diego Costa (2nd R) are separated by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech (C) as they clash during their Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on September 19, 2015. PHOTO/AFPLONDON, September 22- Arsene Wenger has warned his hot-headed Arsenal players not to lose their composure again when they face bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup third round on Wednesday.Wenger’s side head to White Hart Lane for the first north London derby of the season after two successive defeats featuring three red cards for the Gunners.last_img read more

Pacifica crossover is one classy, smooth, quiet ride

first_imgI slipped behind the wheel of the 2007 Chrysler Pacificia Limited crossover and it felt just like a car. Pretty similar seat-of-the-pants experience to our Volvo S70 GLT. It’s not quite a low rider, but the feel is more sedan-like than SUV. And the wife’s PT Cruiser seems to offer a more elevated ride. The Pacifica hit the market in 2003, taking some styling cues from the BMW X5, but offering a third-row seat. And there’s good and bad about the instrument cluster and controls. A big positive is the driver-side power seat control. It’s in a panel at the top of the driver’s-side door and is shaped like a seat. Control buttons are placed opposite the part of the seat they move. And the backup camera screen pops up in the middle of the speedometer when reverse is engaged. This one is easy to read even in bright sunlight and features a yellow grid that outlines the path you are taking. The rear-view camera came packaged with a navigation system, a $1,995 option. On the downside, the audio system controls are a bit hard to read. Safety equipment includes standard all-row side-curtain air bags, an Electronic Stability Program, traction control and brake assist. The test model also featured the new 4.0-liter, single overhead-cam, aluminum V-6 engine that turns out 254 horsepower and a new six-speed transmission. Chrysler said its engineers focused on five primary noise, vibration and harshness sources when developing the new engine. The result is a fairly quiet ride. “The new 2007 Chrysler Pacifica offers consumers an inspired driving experience in a stylish vehicle that has the flexibility and utility for active, everyday lifestyles,” said David Rooney, director of Chrysler Marketing. The model comes in base, touring and limited trim packages and each has front-wheel or all-wheel drive options. And the wife liked the Pacifica a lot. So that means the Chrysler brain trust got one thing right: The primary target market. Here’s some of those demographics: a married woman, age 35 to 50 with a median annual household income of $85,000 and most likely a college grad. I liked the car, too. That’s not surprising, either. I fit the target market demo of being a male over 55 years old. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743 — Chrysler Pacifica Limited ENGINE: 4.0-liter V-6 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic HORSEPOWER: 253 PRICE: $33,775/base; $38,695 as tested MILEAGE: 16 city, 24 highway THE MANUAL SAYS: You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not mount … any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee bolsters. THE WIFE SAYS: “That’s so cool. It’s there and then it’s gone,” referring to the backup camera video screen. NEXT WEEK: Goodyear tires160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityFor the 2007 model year, Chrysler updated the exterior with a redesigned hood, fenders, headlamps and the grille and front fascia. The company added three new exterior colors: Cognac Crystal Pearl Coat, which was on the test model; Marine Blue Pearl Coat and Modern Blue Pearl Coat. Inside updates include a revised instrument cluster graphics and a white-faced analog clock in the center of the dash. The back seat on this model features a larger eight-inch rear seat video screen incorporated into the entertainment system. And a CD/DVD/MP3 radio instead of the older CD/cassette radio. The interior is roomy, especially with the third-row seats folded flat. In fact, that’s probably the best use for the third row, which would be a tight ride for two adults. last_img read more

Institutions combine to boost stem cell research

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsA joint effort will play to individual strengths, said Russell Lansford, a Caltech bioengineer. “It’s allowing us to collaborate with people who have strengths that are our weaknesses, and vice versa,” Lansford said. Though at Caltech, Lansford lacked the means and the expertise to grow the finicky embryonic stem cells, colleagues at USC have provided invaluable assistance, he said. “We’re getting to do work that we probably wouldn’t have tried – even though it’s really neat – without a little bit of help,” Lansford said. Lansford is studying how gene therapy can be used to correct the mutations that cause hereditary diseases. Collaborating with USC also allows Caltech scientists to dodge requirements limiting federally funded research with human embryonic stem cells, said Caltech biologist Paul Patterson. USC has been one of the top recipients of less-restrictive state funding, $3 billion of which was approved by voters in 2004. In return, said Martin Pera, director of USC’s Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Caltech has “an enormous range of capabilities: chemistry, imaging, materials science, engineering. They have a wealth of interdisciplinary expertise to offer.” Just as Caltech excels in basic research, among the City of Hope’s specialties are the facilities and expertise necessary “to propagate cells and make cells under conditions that would be suitable for patient treatments,” Pera said. In all, he said of the new collaboration, “We think this is a really, really exciting opportunity and we think it will help our work move along faster.” elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, EXT. 4451 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Scientists believe that embryonic stem cells hold great promise for a host of diseases, but mining their curative powers has gone slowly. To speed the process along, six of the area’s top research institutions – including Caltech and City of Hope – announced last week that they will pool their collective brain-power and resources. The Southern California Stem Cell Scientific Collaboration, or SC3, will also include researchers from USC, UC Santa Barbara, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the House Ear Institute. “Research and development of novel therapies for serious conditions such as cancer and diabetes can be a slow process when it is conducted in isolation,” City of Hope President Michael Friedman wrote in an e-mail. “Input and expertise from a wide range of disciplines can help speed the translation of scientific discovery.” last_img read more

Marseille starlet Lopez snubs Arsenal and Liverpool by signing new deal

first_img1 Maxime Lopez in action for Marseille Arsenal and Liverpool target Maxime Lopez has ended speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League by signing a new deal at Marseille.The teen star has played 18 times in Ligue 1 so far this season and the quality of his performances attracted interest from the two English clubs.Barcelona were also said to be tracking the 19-year-old closely and a summer approach had been mooted.However, Lopez has snubbed the interest of all three clubs by committing his future to Marseille, where his new contract runs until 2021.The French club’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud told the official website: “Maxime Lopez’s extension is a strong symbol for all of us.“He is a young, talented player who is very appreciated by the fans, and to whom we want to give a chance to develop into a man at the foundation of our sporting project.“Beyond that, the message we want to send to the young Marseille players is that everything is possible with OM as long as the following conditions are met: exceptional discipline and work ethic, personal talent, and a mentality to put the collective interest ahead of individual interest.”last_img read more

LAUSD’s Brewer enlists community help in Valley visit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“I want to look at instruction and curriculum and factors outside of the classroom … like ignorance, poverty and crime. We have dropouts and 65,000 foster-care kids – we need to go after these issues.” Brewer was named late Thursday to succeed Superintendent Roy Romer, who plans to retire this fall from the 727,000-student district. Terms of Brewer’s contract have not yet been finalized, although school board members have said they expect it to be a multiyear agreement. Life experiences As he introduced himself to local business and community leaders, Brewer also related experiences from his own life in explaining how he plans to approach his new job as head of Los Angeles Unified. Brewer said his wife, a teacher in Virginia, turned to her school’s PTA foundation when she needed money to bind books written by her seventh- and eighth-graders. “We’re going to find ways for you to give money,” Brewer said. “The choices are simple – we can educate or we can incarcerate. “Help us, help LAUSD create a world-class education system so our children can indeed be the best in the world. We need resources to fund programs. I say, think big, start small, scale fast.” He also talked about the importance of involving parents in their children’s education, and suggested enlisting mentors to help parents – particularly immigrants – navigate the intricacies of the nation’s second-largest school district. Brewer’s answers, delivered with authority and wit, seemed to charm the small audience, which sent the retired admiral off with a standing ovation. Brendan Huffman, president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, said Brewer exuded confidence, strong management skills and a desire to be inclusive. “I was particularly impressed with his desire to enlist parents to be involved with their children’s schools and enlisting the private sector to give schools an assist,” said Huffman, whose group advocates dismantling the district. “VICA still thinks smaller school districts are better, but that could take a few years. “In the meantime, we’re committed to working with the new superintendent and the mayor to improve schools in the Valley.” Brewer said he was looking forward to moving away from the cameras and attention to visiting classrooms when he returns to Los Angeles. “I need to get down to the business of educating children,” he said. “I want to look at instruction and curriculum and factors outside of the classroom … like ignorance, poverty and crime. We have dropouts and 65,000 foster-care kids – we need to go after these issues.” Antonio meeting But Brewer’s first order of business will be an Oct. 25 meeting with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. While he refused to comment on the new law that gives Villaraigosa significant power over the school district beginning Jan. 1, Brewer repeated earlier comments that he intends to work collaboratively with the mayors of Los Angeles and all the cities served by Los Angeles Unified. “We’re going to make this work,” Brewer said. “We’re not looking for a fight with the mayor. This is a daunting challenge. He’s going to find out I’m going to be his partner and his friend. We’re going to get it done.” Greuel impressed City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel – a Villaraigosa ally who has criticized the school board for filing a legal challenge to the law and for selecting a superintendent without the mayor’s input – spent a second day with Brewer and came away with a good feeling about his experience and knowledge. “I am very impressed with his commitment and passion about education, his willingness to learn about things he doesn’t know and he comes with a breadth of experience and knowledge and he’s willing to work with the mayor,” Greuel said. “He’s representing the kids and that’s something the school board and mayor will support.” Brewer spent Monday meeting with leaders in South and East Los Angeles. The second African-American to head Los Angeles Unified, Brewer has no prior experience in K-12 education, but has experience managing some 8,000 employees and comes from a family of educators. naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Bringing his victory tour to the San Fernando Valley, newly appointed LAUSD Superintendent David Brewer III said Tuesday that he plans to turn to business and community groups to help fund education programs not covered by taxpayer dollars. The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn was Brewer’s final stop in his whirlwind two-day tour, where he introduced himself to civic and educational leaders citywide. He now returns to his home in Washington, D.C., where he’ll finalize plans for a move to the West Coast. Once he begins his job in earnest – probably by mid-November – Brewer said, he looks forward to visiting classrooms. “I need to get down to the business of educating children,” said Brewer, 60, a former Navy admiral who retired earlier this year after a 36-year military career. last_img read more

Southampton’s next manager: Frontrunners include ex-Watford and Swansea bosses

first_img Mark Hughes won just one league game this season Leonardo Jardim (unattached) – 20/1Sacked by Monaco earlier this season, Jardim represents another possible option for the Saints. He has lots of experience and has won titles in Portugal, Greece and France.Steve Bruce (unattached) – 33/1Despite being sacked by Aston Villa after a poor run of results in October, Bruce boasts Premier League experience with Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland and Hull. Garry Monk (Birmingham) – 14/1A former Saints player, Monk is rebuilding his managerial reputation with some style at Birmingham after a short-lived spell at Middlesbrough. He did excellent work at Leeds in the 2016/17 campaign and was considered unlucky to lose his job at Swansea prior to that, having kept them in the Premier League.Peter Bosz (unattached) – 16/1He has experience managing in the Champions League and Europa League following short spells with Ajax and Borussia Dortmund.David Moyes (unattached) – 16/1Moyes performed a rescue act at West Ham last season by securing their Premier League status. Could Southampton turn to the former Manchester United boss?Sam Allardyce (unattached) – 20/1The go-to man when clubs are in crisis, this would appear, on the face of it, the perfect job at the perfect time of the season for the former England manager. He has successfully saved Sunderland and Crystal Palace in recent seasons and helped stabilise Everton last term. Quique Sanchez Flores, Paulo Sousa and Ralph Hasenhuttl are among the bookmakers’ favourites to replace Mark Hughes at Southampton.Hughes was relieved of his duties on Monday morning with the Saints in the Premier League relegation zone. Paulo Sousa is yet to manage in the Premier League 3center_img Sam Allardyce has a track record of avoiding Premier League relegation Southampton surrendered a two-goal lead to Manchester United on Saturday, which proved to be the final straw for the St Mary’s hierarchy.Flores, who guided Watford to an FA Cup semi-final in 2016, former Swansea boss Sousa and Ralph Hasenhuttl, who left RB Leipzig earlier this year, are in the running for the vacancy.Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “The dismissal of Mark Hughes has been in the pipeline for quite some time, but it does seem harsh considering the 2-2 draw against Manchester United.“Sanchez Flores proved his capabilities in the Premier League in his short tenure at Watford, winning an impressive 12 games in that solitary season.“Saints will be hoping for a similar return to lift them away from danger.”Quique Sanchez Flores (unattached) – 8/11Sanchez Flores has been out of work since April after leaving Espanyol. He guided Watford to a comfortable mid-table finish in his one season as a Premier League boss.Ralph Hasenhuttl (unattached) – 5/2Hasenhuttl left RB Leipzig in May after finishing sixth in the Bundesliga while playing an attractive brand of football at the German club.Paulo Sousa (unattached) – 10/1The Portuguese coach has been widely mooted as a possible replacement over recent weeks and is available having left Tianjin Quanjian in the summer. Well known to English fans after spells with QPR, Swansea and Leicester, the 48-year-old has coached – and played – all over the world and has a silky style of football. 3 3last_img read more

Amazon to stream Premier League games live tonight and you can watch for free

first_img Tuesday, December 3Crystal Palace 1-0 Bournemouth (19:30)Burnley 1-4 Man City (20:15)Wednesday, December 4Chelsea vs Aston Villa (19:30)Leicester vs Watford (19:30)Man United vs Tottenham (19:30)Southampton vs Norwich (19:30)Wolves vs West Ham (19:30)Liverpool vs Everton (20:15)Thursday, December 5Sheffield United vs Newcastle (19:30)Arsenal vs Brighton (20:15) GETTY How to watch this week’s games for freeExisting and new Prime members can watch the game via the Prime Video app, across mobile, Fire TV, games consoles, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and online.Fans can also watch the action on Prime Video in 4K Ultra HD at no extra cost.Non-members can start a 30-day FREE trial of Amazon Prime – which will grant them access to all of the action. You can sign up here.Alternatively, new customers can join Amazon Prime for just £7.99 per month or £79 for the year.Fans can see every goal from the night’s other games immediately in the Goals Centre.Amazon Prime members can stream up to three games on different devices at the same time. Each match will have its own on-screen pundits, build-up and post-match analysis. Boxing Day games Thursday, December 26Tottenham vs Brighton (12:30)Aston Villa vs Norwich (15:00)Bournemouth vs Arsenal (15:00)Chelsea vs Southampton (15:00)Crystal Palace vs West Ham (15:00)Everton vs Burnley (15:00)Sheffield United vs Watford (15:00)Man United vs Newcastle (17:30)Leicester vs Liverpool (20:00)Friday, December 27Wolves vs Man City (19:45) It is the first time ever in the UK that Premier League matches are not shown live on a traditional TV channel.Burnley vs Manchester City and Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth were the first two matches to be streamed on the platform on Tuesday night.Now their coverage will ramp up with six games live on Amazon on Wednesday night, including the Merseyside derby and Manchester United vs Tottenham.Below are all the matches that will be available on Prime Video in the 2019/2020 season. Amazon Prime kicked off their first live Premier League broadcast on Tuesday night – and will bring you more action tonight.The company agreed a £90million deal with the Premier League to start streaming top-flight fixtures from this season.It gives them the broadcast rights to 20 live games, spread over two rounds of fixtures, for each of the next three campaigns.They have all the December midweek fixtures this week, as well as the nine Boxing Day games and the one match on December 27.center_img December midweek games Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 12.06%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 1 Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham take on Man United this week Simon Jordan can’t believe Manchester United are sticking with Ole Gunnar Solskjaerlast_img read more

Donegal GAA club get their coast in order with super clean-up!

first_imgNaomh Padraig GAA Club in Muff has become one of the first GAA Clubs in the country to join the Clean Coasts programme.In what was a complete change from their normal activities of training and playing Gaelic games, Naomh Padraig GAA Club, in conjunction with Clean Coasts and local marine biologist, Rosemary Sweeney, carried out a cleanup of the local coastline close to their club in Ture.The club grounds run along the shore of Lough Foyle and they were delighted with the success of the initiative which was set up by club member Peter Mclaughlin. Many children and parents took part and gathered an amazing amount of litter. In just one hour a large pile of litter including over 20 bags and many larger items was collected with the biggest culprit being plastics along with several tyres and metal pieces.After the cleanup, Beckey-Finn Britton, Clean Coasts Officer for Donegal and Leitrim, did an interactive workshop with the children on marine litter and the issue plastics can cause in the environment.Rosemary Sweeney, who is also a member of the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group gave a talk on local marine life off the coast of Inishowen, in order to demonstrate how important is to protect our coastlines from plastics and pollutions that are potentially harmful to marine life.She said “Its wonderful to see a club like Naomh Padraig GAA taking an active interest in their local marine environment; our coast is a fantastic resource and we can all do our bit to help protect it and encourage a sense of respect and care for the environment in our own communities”. The workshop and talk was very educational for all involved.Speaking about the event, Beckey-Finn said, ‘I was delighted to be part of Naomh Padraig GAA Club’s first annual shoreline cleanup especially as they are the first GAA club to join the Clean Coasts programme in the Northwest. The amount of litter collected really reflects the hard work carried out by everyone on the day. It also highlights how important it is to have the club involved not only to look after their local shoreline but also to encourage other GAA clubs, many of which are in beautiful coastal locations, to do their bit to protect our waterways, beaches, seas and marine life.’The club was delighted with the outcome of the initiative and many thanks to Beckey-Finn and Rosemary. Making young people, and the not so young, aware of the damage that litter causes is vitally important and the club hopes to change people’s habits and attitudes through days like this and education.It’s important to remember that litter discarded a long way from the sea can make its way into our waterways and be carried out to sea where it can cause immense damage to the varied marine life around our coast.The club plans to carry out cleanups of the local shoreline on an ongoing basis and by doing so help to educate their young members on the damage waste products do to the environment both on land and at sea. Clean CoastsClean Coasts engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life. The programme is operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce and is currently funded by the Department of the Housing, Planning and Local Government, and Fáilte Ireland.Donegal GAA club get their coast in order with super clean-up! was last modified: November 8th, 2018 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:Clean CoastdonegalmuffNaomh Padraiglast_img read more