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Two deputies from Unidos Podemos fall asleep during Rufián’s intervention in Congress

Two deputies from Unidos Podemos fall asleep during Rufián’s intervention in Congress

first_imgThe deputies of En Comú Podem Raimundo Viejo and Mar García Puig Rufián was asking a question about Defense to Cospedal The ERC spokesman called on Defense Minister Dolores de Cospedal to ask citizens without resources “to eat bullets and sleep in tanks” by asking the following question: “Do you think, in a State with 750,000 families without income? , 800,000 people without health care, 32% of child poverty, 500.00 evictions in the last six years, 13 million poor, reduce military spending that between actual and camouflaged figures reaches 17,465 million euros? “. Cospedal gave him an equally “short and simple: no” answer. Rufián told him then: “Now go out and tell the people to eat bullets and sleep in tanks.” “I understand that in this area, as in many others, demagogy is a very comfortable resource,” said Cospedal, and also “that there are times when the situation forces us to reaffirm the obvious.” It was at the end of one of those two exchanges of words of Rufián with Cospedal when one of the cameras that retransmitted the session captured the deputies of En Comú Podem, the Catalan electoral alliance within Unidos Podemos, Rayford Viejo and Mar García Puig thrown towards back in his seat with his eyes closed in a clear attitude of repose. It is unknown if Rufián’s speech was really soporific or if it was some sort of agreed response.After the speech of @gabrielrufian, the poets of Raimundo Viejo (@_mundus) and Mar García (@margpuig) Do not wake up even with the applause. pic.twitter.com/42iku3kXs7? My other self (@ Miotroyo2part) November 22, 2016 Gabriel Rufián, ERC deputy and spokesman for the formation in Congress, does not usually go unnoticed in his speeches and interventions from the lower house gallery. If some of their words often cause irritation, others, and not just members of their party, usually exalt them.In this last group, the bench of Unidos Podemos, whose lordships usually have gestures of sympathy and affection towards Rufián when he heads or returns from the gallery. In fact, they are usually the leaders of the formation, Pablo Iglesias, Íñigo Errejón or Irene Montero, who star in these winks.However, not all the deputies of the confluence seem to be dazzled in the same way with the rhetoric of the Catalan independence deputy. Yesterday, in a session of control to the Government in which the news was the death of Rita Barberá and the decision of Unidos We can be absent in the minute of silence that the House celebrated in its memory, two deputies of Unidos Podemos fell asleep in his seat while Rufián spoke.center_img The two United deputies We can sleep in your seat. Image: Twitterlast_img read more

Zapatero “sees no problems” for the return of tennis and “does not recommend” football

Zapatero “sees no problems” for the return of tennis and “does not recommend” football

first_imgMedical doctors Ángel Ruiz Cotorro, physician of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, and Antonio Zapatero, deputy minister of Public Well being and Plan Covid-19 of the Neighborhood of Madrid, declared this Saturday that “they do not see issues” in order that the tennis gamers return to play quickly on the slopes individually. Ruiz Cotorro, trusted physician for Rafael Nadal and the Spanish Davis Cup and Federation Cup staff, spoke of his personal private expertise with the coronavirus, which had him seventeen days admitted to a hospital.“I spent a number of first days irritated, I got here to the hospital with pneumonia, loss of saturation, and I had tough and vital moments one weekend. I received over it, however I’m right here, and in the finish I feel that is going to be a life expertise, “he stated. “Now I’ve been residence for 4 lengthy weeks however I’m bodily weak. There are lots of issues altered And if I drive, I can’t stand, “confessed Ruiz-Cotorro, who believes that” we’re going to be residing with the virus for a season. “On the return of tennis gamers to the courts of golf equipment, academies and high-performance facilities, Ángel Ruiz Cotorro confessed that will probably be “comparatively straightforward” to play once more. “The measures ought to be very strict for the return, but it surely also needs to be famous that those that return should have an excellent bodily preparation and it’s advisable to cross a medical examination,” he stated. Antonio Zapatero, director of the IFEMA hospital in Madrid, who closed on Could 1, was presently in the identical line and is at present deputy minister of Public Well being and Plan Covid-19 of the Neighborhood of Madrid. “Tennis has a quantity of benefits as a result of when enjoying, a big distance is maintained between one and the different. His could be to go wearing sports activities to the venue, wash his fingers with an alcoholic resolution and together with his washed fingers take the racket and play. What we may not do is play doubles, however for the particular person I do not see fault in part 1, “confessed Zapatero, who for a month and a half led the IFEMA hospital and acknowledged that these” six weeks appeared six months. “On the topic of soccer, he burdened that he declared that “it’s not really useful that soccer return” from a well being level of view attributable to the likelihood of contagion that exists in a contact sport. “It’s a sport in which there’s contact, wherein footballers spit and in a nook, for instance, twenty folks get collectively in little area.”At IFEMA “We had a tough time, however we helped many individuals to go residence and the work was value it,” stated Zapatero, who assured that “if issues are executed properly, in the future it should not be crucial for extra IFEMA.” “The state of affairs in Madrid is extra managed now. There are few new instances and of the income by the Covid-19 the seventy % they’re folks associated to a earlier complication “, revealed Dr. Zapatero, in a chat organized by the Madrid Tennis Federation.For Antonio Zapatero, new instances can come up in 3 ways: “nursing properties, contaminated bathrooms -about twenty percent- and people who find themselves not doing confinement properly. ” “To get again to regular life we ​​don’t need to be in a rush. It’s important to go slowly and enchantment to the residents, however now we’ve to take measures in order that instances do not seem once more, “stated Zapatero, who stated that carrying a masks in closed locations or if there are folks round is” really useful “.last_img read more

Gallant Hudson gets fourth

Gallant Hudson gets fourth

first_imgJamaica’s Shane Hudson clocked a season’s best 49.07 seconds for fourth in the men’s T45/46/47 400 metres final at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday. “I gave it my all,” Hudson said after he narrowly missed out on the bronze medal. He added: “This will make me more determined to continue. The time, 49.07, is my season’s best. I look now to London next year, where the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships will be held”. Jamaica Paralympic Association president Christopher Samuda described Hudson’s run as “valiant and inspiring and what we expect from an athlete who is determined to give his best on the day”. Hudson was strongly tipped for a medal after he advanced from Friday’s semi-finals with the fastest time. Yesterday, however, he was outrun by the medallists in a very close finish for the top four spots. Cuba’s Ernesto Blanco, beaten by Hudson in the semi-finals, won gold in a personal best 48.79. Silver went to Brazil’s Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos (personal best 48.87), while Gunther Matsinger of Austria pocketed bronze after clocking a season’s best 48.95. Jamaica, with just three competitors, ended the Games without a medal. The other members of the team are Alphanso Cunningham, who competed in the F53/54 javelin throw and the F53 shot put; and Dana-Gaye Weller, who competed in the women’s F51 club throw. Strongly tippedlast_img read more

UK Advisor’s recommendations not being implemented

UK Advisor’s recommendations not being implemented

first_img– SOCU overwhelmed with over 300 casesBy Jarryl BryanWith questions raised about the Special Organised Crime Unit’s (SOCU) effectiveness in bringing successful cases against those it is pursuing, British white-collar crime expert Sam Sittlington has revealed that SOCU is inundated with forensic audits. Despite this, however, some of his proposals to lighten the workload are not being implemented.Sittlington made this revelation during a press conference hosted by the British High Commissioner, Gregory Quinn, on Tuesday, officially announcing his return. The Advisor, who had worked with SOCU last year in a similar capacity, lamented that recommendations like hiring in-house legal counsel for SOCU and special prosecutors to assist the Police Legal Advisor (PLA) are languishing in much the same way as some of the cases he left.UK High Commissioner Greg Quinn (left) and white-collar crime expert, Sam Sittlington“I do not make decisions on behalf of SOCU,” Sittlington related. “(But) there’s a number of recommendations I made last year, which although approved, have not yet been implemented. The five special prosecutors that we have also have private practices so they are conflicted between two different areas.”“Ideally, we want one good lawyer in SOCU who can work with the cases … they can finalise a case before it goes to PLA (Police Legal Advisor) or DPP [Director of Public Prosecution] to try to quicken that actual process of getting that case to court,” Sittlington noted.The Advisor also noted that conflict sometimes arises between the PLA, the DPP and the special prosecutors. At the end of it all, Sittlington acknowledged that undue delays were unfair to those being investigated from a human rights perspective.He noted that he could meet with these individuals and institutions, in order to mediate a way forward. Asked point blank whether PLA, Justice Claudette Singh, was being reluctant in pursuing cases, Sittlington expressed disagreement.Sittlington pointed out that with only four forensic audits resulting in court charges, SOCU presently has to deal with 26 forensic audits that could result in over 300 cases. Of these, he said, an estimated $170 billion could be at stake. In addition, Sittlington revealed that SOCU is handling a number of referrals from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).RamificationsQuinn, who accompanied Sittlington during the press conference, explained the ramifications for Guyana seeming soft on money laundering cases. According to Quinn, the United Kingdom while providing assistance to the Government could not do everything.“All we can do here is providing guidance, mentoring to a fundamental part of Guyana’s ability to be anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism,” Quinn explained, noting that this is something everyone should be concerned about.“Because if Guyana is not seen to be addressing (money laundering), that has (a) potentially significant broader impact to Guyana’s standings globally, not just in the financial market, but also as to how other countries around the world see Guyana,” Quinn related.In a previous interview with Guyana Times in September of last year, SOCU head, Assistant Commissioner of Police Sydney James, had made mention of cases being delayed. He had revealed that since being handed over 20 forensic audit reports, the Unit had managed to complete investigations into three of these matters.Those matters were their investigations into Pradoville 2, the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) and the Commonwealth Reports for which former Attorney General Anil Nandlall was charged.James had noted that SOCU’s other investigations were still a work in progress. He had revealed that in some cases they were awaiting legal advice. Pressed on the delay, James questioned whether he had the authority to find out reasons for the delay from the Police Force’s Legal Advisor.Following Sittlington’s initial appointment last year, SOCU in a bold move had arrested and questioned a number of top officials from the previous Government. These arrests were in connection to property purchased at the Sparendaam seawall area on the East Coast that is commonly known as “Pradoville 2”.While the current Administration contends that the transaction is a criminal act because of the belief that the land was sold below market value, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had argued that subsidized housing has always been a part of the legacy of the People’s Progressive Party, and that countless Guyanese have benefited from lands sold below market value. No further action was ever pursued against these former officials and the arrests prompted resounding cries of ‘witch-hunting’.last_img read more

Cabinet not briefed about SARA’s oil blocks probe – Harmon

Cabinet not briefed about SARA’s oil blocks probe – Harmon

first_imgFormer PresidentDonald Ramotar – but does not foresee independent body investigating sameWeeks after reports surfaced that State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has launched an investigation into the award of oil blocks to various companies, Cabinet is yet to be briefed on the matter.The probe is being conducted into the award of oil blocks under the previous Administration. In light of this development, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had called for a reputable international and independent firm to conduct these investigations, if the Government believes it is needed.However, when contacted on Monday, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon was unable to say if the request will be considered.“I won’t be able to say. As you know, SARA is an independent agency and they operate their own entity…The matter has not been dealt with at the level of Cabinet to determine how they will proceed with what they are doing,” Harmon explained.“So, I can’t say whether, in fact, that is something they are pursuing, but I think they would be in a better position to advise on what course of action,” he further added.On May 22, an article appeared in New York-based Bloomberg website, in which SARA Director Professor Clive Thomas is quoted as saying that there is a pending probe into the award of oil blocks and licenses to various companies.“We’re investigating the issuance of the licenses, for example, and the various blocks. We’re building up a case. This is an area of investigation into how the blocks were allocated and the decisions that were made.”“We’re at an investigatory stage so we can’t libel persons by saying that we found proof of anything. There’s enough evidence for us to want to continue the investigation,” Professor Thomas is quoted as saying in the article.The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has already warned that reports of such an investigation have the potential to harm the investment climate in Guyana.“It’s dangerous for our investment climate, destroys investor confidence and it creates that level of uncertainty that we don’t need right now. We haven’t produced a drop as yet. And you already want to send bad signals to the international community? It’s highly improper, irregular and totally disturbing,” Charles Ramson Jr – the Chamber’s point-person on the petroleum industry – had expressed during a recent press conference.The issue about reexamining oil contracts signed under the previous Administration comes at a time when there is a huge visiting Ghana delegation, led by their President Nana Akufo-Addo to Guyana.Ghana is currently going through a similar situation where its Government has undertaken to review and possibly revoke 12 petroleum agreements. Reports are that the reason for this exercise is because of the inadequate compliance of the firms with their obligations.In Guyana’s case, SARA is said to be investigating the award of concessions in the Canje Block offshore Guyana to JHI, Mid-Atlantic Oil and Gas, and Ratio Energy in March 2015, a few months before the national elections.JHI Associates Inc (JHI) and Mid-Atlantic Oil and Gas Inc (MOGI), in a joint statement issued recently, made it clear that when they acquired the Canje Block, it was very much a high-risk investment on their part.According to the companies, negotiations for the Canje Block began in March 2013, with the Canje Block licence itself being awarded on March 4, 2015 – before it was announced that explorer ExxonMobil struck oil.“On May 20, 2015, the Liza-1 well was announced as a ‘significant discovery’. Over 40 wells had been drilled offshore in the Guyana-Suriname Basin prior to Liza-1, and none encountered commercial quantities of oil or gas,” the joint statement had said.The companies also confirmed that despite the fact that they are in the centre of SARA’s investigation, they have not been contacted by the agency. In addition, SARA has not contacted them to request any information.“Neither company has been notified of any pending investigations into the award of the licence for the Canje Block. Both companies welcome the opportunity to discuss this matter with duly authorised agencies of the Government of Guyana at any time,” the joint statement had added.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had also welcomed the probe but contended that it cannot be independently and impartially carried out by SARA.“…if the Government wants to do that, the Government should hire a solid international firm with a reputation and not have Clive Thomas do this, who is a member of their party,” Jagdeo had posited.Head of SARA, ProfessorClive ThomasDirector General of theMinistry of the PresidencyJoseph Harmonlast_img read more

Curling Club reopening pushed back to Monday

Curling Club reopening pushed back to Monday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Curling Club says that it will for sure be opening its doors on Monday at noon.General Manager Braden Whitford spoke with Energeticcity.ca two weeks ago, and said that he was optimistic about being able to open on October 1st. Complications with getting the rink ready to go and flood means that though there is still a slim chance of meeting the date and opening their doors late Saturday afternoon, Whitford says that the rink will most likely be open on Monday afternoon.With curling leagues not scheduled to begin until after Thanksgiving, the curling club will be offering open ice to members and non-members alike to get a feel for the sport.- Advertisement -For more information, visit the Fort St. John Curling Club’s website or Facebook page.last_img read more

Province to transition to a new gambling regulator to fight money laundering

Province to transition to a new gambling regulator to fight money laundering

first_img The Province has started working to modernize the Gaming Control Act and aims to introduce the IGCO in spring 2021. The Province says the IGCO will focus exclusively on regulatory policy matters related to gambling, horse racing and responsible-gambling programs. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Government of British Columbia has announced that it is taking action against money laundering by transitioning the Province’s gambling regulator and providing it with greater independence to set and enforce regulatory gambling policy. – Advertisement -This change addresses concerns raised in Peter German’s Dirty Money report, which highlighted that decisions about regulatory gambling policy should be made separately from decisions about revenue generation.  According to the Government, through amendments to the Gaming Control Act, the Province’s gambling regulator, the Gaming Control and Enforcement Branch, will be transitioned to the new Independent Gambling Control Office.last_img read more

Manchester City playmaker returns to training

Manchester City playmaker returns to training

first_imgManchester City playmaker David Silva has returned to training, the club have reported.Silva looked to have been seriously injured on Sunday when he was caught in the face by an elbow from West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate.The Spain international received around eight minutes of treatment on the field at the Etihad Stadium before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital for examination.But tests revealed the 29-year-old had suffered no fractures and the club were hopeful he could make swift return to action.That could now be possible with Silva pictured giving cameras a thumbs-up gesture as he returned to training on Tuesday, although he will continue to be monitored this week.City face FA Cup finalists Aston Villa in their next Barclays Premier League game on Saturday evening.News of Silva’s recovery is a boost for manager Manuel Pellegrini given the club’s already lengthy injury list.Captain Vincent Kompany is out with a groin injury and might not be fit to return before the end of the season.Midfielder James Milner, defender Gael Clichy and strikers Wilfried Bony and Stevan Jovetic were also sidelined for the 2-0 win over the Hammers. 1 David Silva in action for Manchester City last_img read more

She gets to check out cars – for pay

She gets to check out cars – for pay

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe 20-year-old previously worked in clothing retail for two years. Ace is currently studying kinesiology at California State University, Long Beach, and plans to become a high school P.E. teacher. What does your job entail? We receive the vehicles from the transporters and make sure there’s no damage. We check out the VIN numbers and stock numbers and make sure we got the right cars. We enter the vehicles into our computer system. We clean them up before they go on our front lot. And if customers are getting something done in our service department, we shuttle them to their home. What’s the biggest part of your day? The inventory associate is one of the least-known jobs in the automotive retail industry. These professionals spend more time interacting with the vehicles on the lot than with the customers. After two weeks as a saleswoman at the CarMax in Torrance, Brittany Ace went from selling cars to keeping track of them. She became an inventory associate. The position had more flexible hours to allow her to go to school. The Inglewood resident has been in her new position for about a month. Receiving cars from the transporters. CarMax has a 125-point inspection, and we do the last part, making sure there’s no cosmetic problems with the vehicle or anything else that may need attention. What’s the biggest problem you’ve found while inspecting a vehicle? Nothing much because of all the inspections done before. Maybe a scratch on the back of the trunk or a stain. How long does it take to process a vehicle? To process one car from the truck to the front lot, I would say, maybe 45 minutes to an hour. Are some vehicles harder to process than others? Some of the SUVs, when you have to check the top of the cars. But with repetition, you get the eye for it. What’s the nicest car you’ve processed? I’d have to say a Porsche 911. That’s another bonus, driving nice cars I otherwise wouldn’t be driving. Have you ever had an accident while processing a vehicle? I have not. I’m so proud of that. I haven’t had an accident in sales or inventory so far. I hope I don’t jinx myself. What’s a big challenge you face on the job? Since I am new, just trying to navigate the computer programs. But it’s coming to me pretty quickly. What’s the best part of your job? The freedom. I get instructions for the day, and it’s up to me to get things done. And I love my co-workers. What’s the worst part? Being outside in the cold. We have scarves and gloves in the morning because we can be out here at 7 in the morning. They have no heat in the final quality-inspection zone. Do you have much contact with customers? Not as much as when I was in sales. But I don’t mind that. Sometimes I like to come to work, get what I need to get done and not have to worry about that. Any funny job-related stories you want to share? We have a lot of fun out there when we clean up the cars. We have the radio on and there’s some singing. What do you sing? Whatever’s playing. Since it’s Christmas, a lot of carols have been playing. So “Jingle Bells” and “Santa’s Coming to Town.” When the music is going, do you ever start dancing? Yes. It comes naturally. What kind of dancing? Just the vibe. We’re not, like, flat-out dancing eight-counts. What kind of music do you like outside of work? I listen to everything. You could catch me listening to rock and rap, R&B, the oldies. Have you ever thought of trying out for “American Idol”? I did think about it two years ago. But it was in San Diego and that was too far away. So I’ll keep it to the shower. A shower singer. That’s what I am. muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com 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