Conor is back: UFC says McGregor will fight Oct. 6 in Vegas

first_imgFILE – In this July 26, 2018, file photo, mixed martial arts fighters Conor McGregor leaves the courthouse following a hearing in New York. McGregor will return to mixed martial arts on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas with a bout against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC dramatically announced the matchup Friday, Aug. 3, to close a news conference promoting the slate of fight cards for the rest of 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)LOS ANGELES — Conor McGregor will return to mixed martial arts on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas for a title bout against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.The UFC dramatically announced the matchup Friday with a promotional video to close a news conference promoting its slate of fight cards for the rest of 2018.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Man convicted of killing Jordan’s father gets new attorney Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “The fight is done,” UFC President Dana White said.McGregor (21-3) simultaneously held the featherweight and lightweight championship belts during his meteoric UFC career, but he hasn’t fought in MMA since taking the 155-pound lightweight belt from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016. The loquacious Irishman hasn’t competed at all since losing his lucrative boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in August 2017, and his UFC lightweight title was stripped and subsequently claimed by Nurmagomedov in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’McGregor and Nurmagomedov will meet in the main event of the UFC 229 pay-per-view show at T-Mobile Arena, the same spot where Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round of their one-sided prizefight.McGregor also has resolved his legal troubles after throwing a hand truck at a bus containing UFC fighters during a one-man rampage last April at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Nurmagomedov was the intended target of McGregor’s wrath after a previous spat between the fighters’ camps. Nurmagomedov (26-0), who wasn’t actually on the bus, won the vacant lightweight belt by beating Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn two days after McGregor’s attack, which injured uninvolved fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg. McGregor was arrested, but was sentenced last month to perform five days of community service, avoiding jail time in a plea deal.Nurmagomedov, the Dagestan-born Russian champion, has been one of the pound-for-pound greats of MMA when healthy, racking up 10 consecutive victories since joining the UFC.McGregor and Nurmagomedov weren’t at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles along with the other headlining fighters of the autumn cards, but the announcement of their bout set off wild cheering among the fans.Nurmagomedov is a formidable challenger for McGregor in a return from a 23-month break in MMA competition, but McGregor has never backed down from a challenge.Once McGregor resolved to return to the octagon earlier this year, Nurmagomedov was the obvious choice to be his next opponent — but the biggest obstacle to this bout appeared to be money. Negotiations for this bout dragged on for many weeks while McGregor argued a highly lucrative deal, even demanding an ownership stake in the UFC in exchange for returning to the cage, and Nurmagomedov also asked for a hefty raise.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments White didn’t disclose terms of the deal that was reached. McGregor didn’t immediately react to the bout announcement on social media.Earlier in the news conference, the UFC also promoted the long-awaited return of Nate Diaz, who memorably split two bouts with McGregor in 2016. The popular Diaz (19-11) hasn’t fought since that majority-decision loss to McGregor in August 2016, but he agreed to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight bout in New York at UFC 230 on Nov. 3.“It’s time to go, so it’s time to go,” Diaz said.Although Diaz alluded to unspecified legal troubles that kept him out of action, the veteran brawler also had waited two years in hopes of getting a highly lucrative third fight with McGregor.Diaz didn’t seem happy about the surprise announcement of McGregor’s next bout.“I’m not fighting on that show,” Diaz tweeted moments after stepping off stage, adding an expletive directed toward the UFC.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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It takes maturity to admit that one is not perfect

first_imgDear Editor,On Saturday, January 26, I attended the PPP public meeting at Miss Phoebe. I listened intently to the address delivered by Irfaan Ali and would like to commend the young man for the quality of his content.There are two things, in particular, I would like to share with your readers; Irfaan Ali mentioned that during this period out of office, he and his party were able to find time to reflect on “where the gaps” in their policies and development programs were during their period of governance.It takes maturity to admit that one is not perfect and that you were not able to plan for full coverage in the field and it shows that the PPP is not sitting idly on the opposition bench.Members of Parliament draw down a salary and should work to make life easier for everybody in Guyana.Irfaan Ali said he recognises that the cost of doing business in Berbice is too high and that more than one Government Office has to be established – GRA, Immigration and Registry offices were mentioned among other services.The other thing that was said that is of note is his willingness to work with non-party members in a ‘big tent’ of ideas and implementation.I am so happy to hear a young man talk about inclusiveness when all the old men are still talking about race, colour and religion. I look forward to seeing members of the Private Sector and civil society joining this energetic candidate to work for a bright future for Guyanese.What this speech shows also, is that the PNC (People’s National Congress), AFC (Alliance For Change), WPA (Working People’s Alliance) and other parties wasted their 23 years in Opposition; all they did was make promises that they never meant to keep; nine thousand a bag for paddy was a lie! Care about sugar workers was a lie! Everything APNU (A Partnership for National Unity) and AFC said in Berbice in 2015 has turned out to be lies. APNU and AFC had no plan for anything except power, all they talk about is oil money and it shows the mentality of the people in charge of those parties.For all who have eyes to see and ears to hear, listen to both sides speak and you will know where to place your mark on Election Day.Sincerely,Brian Azorelast_img read more

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EPA on ‘Rescue Mission’ for West Pointers

first_imgThough the government faces financial constraint, EPA is soliciting funding to erect coastal defenses in West Point.West Point, Monrovia’s largest slum faces imminent danger as a result of the rapid encroachment of the Atlantic Ocean, which has already washed away several other homes.Due to the situation, the government has finally asked residents in ‘red zone’ to evacuate dangerous spots to avoid fatality. But the government says it needs US$40 million to secure the entire township from the rising sea levels.Though the government faces financial constraint, EPA is soliciting funding to erect coastal defenses in West Point.Therefore the EPA has embarked on an effort to source funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which addresses climate change related problems. It relies on the support of bilateral and multi-lateral partners to deliver and catalyze transformational change in developing countries.On Thursday, September 5, EPA and its partners, as well as other stakeholders, validated the Monrovia Metropolitan Coastal Resilience Project (MCRP), an initiative that would cost over US$28 million that seeks to address the issue of the violent rapid sea erosion taking place at the Township of West Point.The violent waves from the sea, which have caused erosion, are now a perennial problem for the township that is home to about 75,000 people.In August this year, more than 75 homes were washed away by the violent sea waves, but if the Coastal Resilience Project is completed, it will save the township from total collapse.EPA executive director Nathaniel T. Blama Sr., said that West Point needs to be rescued, and it should be an all hands on deck mission. “Everyone must be involved in this rescue mission,” Blama declared.He said with the help of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the EPA is trying to source funding for the project, “but our government needs to play its part as well.”West Point, he said, was initially not a priority for the EPA when it comes to saving coastal communities from erosion, but because Buchanan City, New Kru Town and Hotel Africa are being listed as emergencies for intervention, the EPA is pushing that line.Blama said as the EPA was trying to do pilot projects in Buchanan and New Kru Town, the erosion in West Point became too dangerous to ignore.“Things have now shifted, and so are the priority issues. So we have placed West Point as a priority. We, therefore, have to act now,” he said.EPA Executive Director, Nathaniel Blama, Sr. speaking at the validation exerciseUnlike Buchanan City and New Kru Town, where pilot projects took place, Blama says the EPA along with other line ministries coupled with developmental partners have conducted some feasibility studies regarding the rapid erosion affecting the West Point community.Also, some of the stakeholders said that the feasibility study, design and technical works for the project have been completed, but GCF is yet to approve funding for the actual works to begin.Assistant Public Works Minister for Operations KauStella Kialain, said the West Point situation is something that needs to be addressed.“We cannot have our citizens to be at so much risk. There are many houses that are being washed away. We’ve got to stop it,” he said.National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) executive director, Henry O. Williams, said disaster is very critical, “and there is a need for more attention to curb the situation in West Point.”Stakeholders at the validation in a group photoThe Commissioner of the township, Roland C. Whea, could not hold back his joy upon hearing the “good news.”“We are glad to hear that our people need to be rescued from this ugly situation. Our township is fast disappearing under the sea,” he told reporters in an exclusive interview.He said that the construction of the defense system will bring much needed relief to the thousands of people, who are currently hopeless and have got no where to go.According to some accounts, the early beginnings of West Point was spurred by the relocation of Kru Town to a new area northwest of Monrovia now called New Kru Town during the construction of the Freeport of Monrovia. But this did not stop some stubborn residents of Kru Town, particularly fishermen, from moving on to the sandy expanse (Pison Kloh) situated near the estuary of the Du River and the Atlantic Ocean from where they could more easily carry on their fishing activities while maintaining proximity to the Waterside market for sale of their daily catch.This is how temporary structures began to spring up and, before long, Pison Kloh, now known as West Point, became a densely populated stretch of beach sand and home to thousands, aside from its transformation into a commercial hotspot for the sale of locally produced agricultural commodities, particularly fish. Many migrants to Monrovia during the period, between 1949 (when the Port was completed) and 1960, sought a home in West Point, a previous report noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Linden pensioner killed in early-morning accident

first_imgA 78-year-old woman of West Watooka, Linden was killed early Sunday morning after she was reportedly struck down by a speeding car on her way to church.Dead is Juliet Cornelius of Lot 55 West Watooka, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The accident occurred at approximately 07:15h on Burnham Drive, Wismar.An injured Juliet Cornelius lying on the roadwayThe driver of the car involved in the accident, 27-year-old Corwin Cooper, of Powis Crescent, Amelia’s Ward, Linden, has since been taken into Police custody and has been assisting with the investigation.According to information received, a motor car bearing registration number PVV 2251 which was driven by Cooper, was proceeding South along the eastern side of the road at a fast pace and while negotiating a left turn, the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle and ended up on the southern parapet.There, he reportedly struck Cornelius who was walking. As a result of the collision, the woman fell onto the roadway and sustained severe injuries about her body.She was picked up by public-spirited citizens and transported to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC), where she was examined by a doctor on duty who admitted her.The woman subsequently died while receiving treatment at the medical institution.Her body is presently at the LHC mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.A breathalyser test conducted on the driver proved that he was over the prescribed limit of alcohol consumption.He was later placed into custody and his vehicle impounded. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Iranian regime cracks down on limited women’s rights

first_imgActivists say that while world attention has focused on the West’s standoff with Iran over its nuclear program, the abuses of women’s rights have intensified, using fear of a U.S. attack as a pretext. Over the past 10 months, security forces have “become more and more aggressive even as women’s actions have become more peaceful and tame,” said Jila Baniyaghoub, an activist who has also spent time in jail. “By tightening the noose on us, they are trying to warn us that they will not tolerate even the mildest criticism,” she said. Iranian authorities are reluctant to answer specific questions about the treatment of women. Several officials and lawmakers approached by the AP to talk about the issue refused to be interviewed. But Intelligence Minister Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei recently pointed a finger at women activists when he claimed that “the enemy’s new strategy is to finance and organize various groups under the cover of women’s or student movements.” BEIRUT, Lebanon – Iranian police shoved and kicked them, loaded them into a curtained minibus and drove them away. Hours later, at the gates of Evin prison, they were blindfolded and forced to wear all-enveloping chadors, and then were interrogated through the night. All 31 were women – activists accused of receiving foreign funds to stir up dissent in Iran. But their real crime, says Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh, was gathering peacefully outside Tehran’s Revolutionary Court in support of five fellow activists on trial for demanding changes in laws that discriminate against women. During her 15 days in prison, “I tried to convince them that asking for our rights had nothing to do with the enemy,” Abbasgholizadeh told The Associated Press by telephone from Tehran. “But they insisted that foreign governments were exploiting our cause.” The March 4 arrests highlight how women’s rights, which were making some advances under the reformist presidency of Mohammad Khatami, are being rolled back by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who succeeded him in August 2005. The aim, he told a state news agency, is to depict the government as incompetent and to turn people against it. Abbasgholizadeh is a 48-year-old mother of two daughters, a matronly divorcee with a fringe of chestnut hair peeking from under her shawl, and her story highlights her change of fortune since the days when Khatami was president and reformists were gaining influence in Iran. Then she had Khatami’s ear through the Center for Women’s Participation, a government office set up to promote women’s rights, and wrote a report for the president on the state of women in Iran. One of Ahmadinejad’s first actions was to replace the office with one called “the Center for Women and Family Affairs” – a renaming that seems to reflect his conviction that a woman’s place is primarily in the home. Under Ahmadinejad, Web access has been curbed, almost all liberal newspapers have been shut, and activists say they are under closer surveillance and often summoned for questioning. The women say they have borne the brunt of the onslaught. Abbasgholizadeh and other reformists have waged a lengthy battle against laws that permit death by stoning for women accused of adultery, the practice of polygamy, employment laws that favor men, and family laws that deny divorcees full custody of their children and entitle them to only half the inheritance a man can receive. Far from backing down, Ahmadinejad’s government has turned its crackdown to colleges. It is drafting a law to limit women students to half the places in college, instead of the 65 percent they now occupy. It is also restricting women’s entry to medical schools, arguing that they put a strain on limited – and sexually segregated – dormitory and transportation facilities. Women working for the government must leave work by 6 p.m. to get home and tend to their families. And once again, with the arrival of summer, authorities are cracking down on women for not covering up enough. Police say more than 200 women have been arrested this year and released only after promising to dress more conservatively. On June 12 last year, police broke up a gathering of more than 5,000 women demanding reforms in a Tehran square. Seventy people were arrested and five organizers were charged. On Tuesday, the Revolutionary Court imposed prison terms on three of the women from that rally. Nusheen Ahmadi Khorasani, Shahla Entesari and Parvin Ardalan were ordered to serve six months in prison, with 2 years suspended. It was their trial which brought Abbasgholizadeh’s group out in protest and landed them in Evin prison. All were soon released except Abbasgholizadeh and her lawyer, Shadi Sadr. Abbasgholizadeh said discrimination extended even into her prison cell in Section 209 of Evin prison: Male prisoners got to smoke and drink tea as much as they liked, while women were limited to two cigarettes and two cups of tea a day. Men could exercise in sunshine; women got their 15 minutes outdoors at sunset. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Former Manchester United star making comeback at age of 45

first_img1 Edwin van der Sar during training Edwin van der Sar is to end his near five-year retirement to play for the club with which he started his career.The 45-year-old goalkeeper has not played since the 2011 Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona, his 820th club match.But on Saturday he is set to play for VV Noordwijk against Jodan Boys in the Hoofdklasse – the second highest amateur league in the Netherlands and the fourth overall.Van der Sar spent five years with Noordwijk before moving to Ajax, with whom he began a glittering professional career.He has answered an injury SOS to play for them and told De Telegraaf: “I was discovered here by Louis van Gaal and the ball started rolling, then I joined Ajax.“I was asked ‘would you like to help us in this situation?’. I considered a lot of things but I would like to do it for Noordwijk.”Speaking about the goalkeeper to De Bollenstreek, club director Peter Vink said: “We are thrilled Edwin wants to help out. After deliberation he agreed to keep goal next Saturday against Jodan Boys.“We assume that it is basically only for one game.”last_img read more

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Spurs striker Kane: One-season wonder jibes ‘put fire in my belly’

first_img1 Kane has been in electrifying form for Tottenham Hotspur so far this season Tottenham striker Harry Kane has revealed early season criticism that he was a ‘one-season wonder’ gave him the inspiration to prove his doubters wrong.Kane has done just that, he sits top of the scoring charts with 24 goals, two ahead of Leicester striker Jamie Vardy’s tally.Vardy is now facing a three-game ban after being sent off against West Ham at the weekend and his subsequent furious reaction directed towards referee Jon Moss which has landed him an FA charge.The 24-goal tally is one more than rudderless Aston Villa have managed in total, and underlines how laughable predictions were that the striker would be a one-season wonder.“There was a lot of talk at the start of the season,” Kane said. “It fuelled the fire in my belly to want to prove them wrong and I’ve gone and done that.“It doesn’t stop here for me. It’s not a case of ‘okay, I’m happy where I am’.“I want to go and get more goals, create my chances for the team and do my best for Tottenham Hotspur.”Kane is already looking ahead to Monday’s home clash with West Brom, which comes a day after the Professional Footballers’ Association awards dinner in central London.The 22-year-old is third favourite behind Leicester duo Riyad Mahrez and Vardy for the Player of the Year gong, and is also on the shortlist for the Young Player of the Year accolade, although he may not be able to attend.“I’m not sure if I will be able to make it, with the game on Monday,” he said.“Sometimes you’ve got to look at the bigger picture, and Monday is more important for us as a team.“I haven’t spoken to the gaffer about it. I’ll see what he wants me to do and we’ll go from there.”last_img read more

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ABOVE THE DONEGAL SKY TONIGHT: VENUS, JUPITER AND CRESCENT MOON

first_imgTHIS is the incredible scene in the skies above Co Donegal tonight – a glittering crescent moon, with the planet Venus directly behind.This picture was taken by donegaldaily.com reader Robert McClean. Jupiter is also shining tonight.The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will perform one last sky show with the crescent moon tonight to wrap up what astronomers are calling a two-day celestial meet-up or conjunction. The crescent moon appears at the top of the trio like a giant smile in space, with Venus shining bright to the lower right and Jupiter perched below.“This will be the best Venus-Jupiter conjunction for years to come,” said the American space agency NASA.“While bright to the unaided eye, they’re even better when seen through a telescope.”If you get a great snap tonight, send it to info@donegaldaily.com!  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily  ABOVE THE DONEGAL SKY TONIGHT: VENUS, JUPITER AND CRESCENT MOON was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ABOVE THE DONEGAL SKY TONIGHT: VENUS AND CRESCENT MOONlast_img read more

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Ex-Cheney aide to fight charges

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff pleaded not guilty to a five-count felony indictment Thursday in the CIA leak case, signaling a protracted court battle that is sure to prolong debate about the White House’s prewar use of intelligence on Iraq. I. Lewis Libby appeared at his arraignment with trial lawyers Ted Wells and William Jeffress, known for their ability to win jury acquittals for high-profile clients in white-collar criminal cases. “With respect, your honor, I plead not guilty,” Libby told U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, a former prosecutor who has spent two decades as a judge in the nation’s capital. Cheney and other top White House officials could be called to testify if Libby goes to trial. He is charged with obstruction of justice, two counts of lying to the FBI and two counts of committing perjury before a federal grand jury. Recovering from a foot injury, Libby leaned his crutches against a lectern from which lawyers normally question witnesses or address the court. “He has declared to the world that he is innocent,” Wells said outside the courthouse after the 10-minute session. “He wants to clear his good name, and he wants a jury trial.” Libby’s indictment has enabled Democrats to raise anew questions about the Bush administration’s primary justification for invading Iraq, the incorrect assertion that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Libby was charged with lying to investigators and the grand jury about leaking the CIA status of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame to reporters. Plame’s CIA status was exposed after her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, accused the administration of twisting intelligence in the run-up to the war to exaggerate the Iraqi threat from weapons of mass destruction. Wilson made his accusation after a CIA-sponsored trip to Africa in which he said he found no evidence to support the allegation that Iraq had an agreement to acquire uranium from Niger. Bush told the nation on Jan. 28, 2003, that “the British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” The Bush administration later said the passage should have been taken out of the president’s address. In court in Washington, Libby waived his right to a speedy trial. It will take his legal team three months to get security clearances and to examine classified information that the prosecution must produce to the defense. Jeffress said there may be disputes over the use of classified information and that there may be First Amendment issues. He was referring to the fact that journalists are among the case’s central witnesses. Legal experts say there could be demands for reporters’ notes and Libby’s lawyers could demand the government turn over an extensive amount of classified information from the CIA about Plame’s covert status. The indictment says Libby got information about Plame’s identity in June 2003 from Cheney, the State Department and the CIA, then spread it to New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper. Libby told FBI agents and a federal grand jury that his information had come from NBC reporter Tim Russert. Russert says he and Libby never discussed Wilson or his wife. The exposure of Plame’s CIA identity by conservative columnist Robert Novak triggered the probe that resulted in Libby’s indictment. The next court date for Libby is Feb. 3. Wells won acquittal for former Agriculture Secretary Michael Espy and successfully defended a Tennessee financier in the fundraising controversy surrounding the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign of 1996. Wells was part of the successful defense in a criminal trial of former Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan and other corporate executives. “If your intention is to go to trial, you turn to Ted Wells,” said former Independent Counsel Robert Ray. Jeffress is from the firm Baker Botts, where Bush family friend and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III is a senior partner. Former Justice Department spokeswoman Barbara Comstock also will assist Libby’s defense team. Associated Press reporter Rebecca Carroll contributed to this story. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GWEEBARRA ANGLERS ROW: TD CALLS FOR BAILIFFS TO ‘BACK OFF’

first_imgAnglers at Doochary on SundayA DONEGAL TD has called for Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) to take a step back following a heated altercation which took place at Gweebarra River last weekend between IFI officials and local anglers.Donegal Daily revealed how one angler ended up in hospital after the incident.“This incident is reflective of the bad feeling over a number of years between the Donegal Game Angling Federation (DGAF), and the IFI regarding the dispute over €50 per day IFI permits which are the subject of an ongoing dispute in the courts,” said Deputy Thomas Pringle. “After a morning spent fishing on the Mayo Pool last Sunday, members of the Fintown Angling Club and the Rosses Angling Club, under the umbrella of the DGAF, were confronted by IFI staff and asked to produce the IFI permits. The situation then escalated requiring involvement by the Gardaí.“I would call on the IFI to respectfully back away while the issue of the permits is before the courts.“This situation escalated when those fishing were asked to produce the permits which are the subject of an ongoing dispute in the courts, but as this is an issue before the courts it is the courts that should make the decision and no one else. The IFI must await the outcome of the court rulings.“I am calling for an end to the approach taken by the IFI on this matter,” stated Pringle.  GWEEBARRA ANGLERS ROW: TD CALLS FOR BAILIFFS TO ‘BACK OFF’ was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GweebarraIFIThomas Pringlelast_img read more

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