Simeone: “When you win you have to celebrate the victories”

first_img-You already have Costa and João Félix can also come back. He has not used the trident since October 19. Do you feel excited about the possibility of using it again?-What excites me is that they are all on the staff. That generates internal competition. When João Félix and Costa have been away, Correa and Vitolo appeared and this generated a lot of internal competition. It also happened with Giménez and Savic, with Felipe and Hermoso. This internal competence of which I speak generates growth and improvement from the collective.– How can stop the euphoria that the fans are experiencing after the victory against Liverpool?-I have always said that the extremes are bad. And there are no extremes in the locker room. We have seen that people lived with the inconvenience with the negative results and when we see positive results the opposite happens. But we know that LaLiga is long, that the Champions League is very hard and the balance is in maintaining regularity.-The Atletico celebrated the victory against Liverpool and has received criticism …-In the same way that I am saddened by defeats, we must celebrate the victories. Liverpool was a first half. The second one remains.-This league day can be decisive, since there are direct duels between the teams that seek to fight for the Champions League positions …-It is true that there are important crosses. The championship is getting shorter and needs appear. It was seen the other day at Valencia-Atlético, where no one wanted to lose and they did take all three points to settle in the Champions League positions. There are many teams that are very good and whoever acquires regularity will be in these places that are more difficult this season. -Lodi played a great game against Liverpool and was uncovered as a world-class player …– He is a young boy who came from competing in a different league. And it comes here with the need to always win. He always put the best will and attention to grow. There were matches of LaLiga, Champions, where he did well and others where he needed other situations when I took him out of the field. There is no other way to improve than to continue working. The other day he played a great game against great players who attacked by his side. -How do you see the match against Villarreal?-We know that he is a rival who is getting good results, especially away from home. Our intention is to follow the upward line that we have since the match against Granada.center_img -The other day Messi made some statements where he left in a very good place. What is your opinion that Messi holds him in such esteem?-It is clear that they are opinions that people develop what they think of peers, colleagues or friends. I have always been respectful of the opinions of others. We must not celebrate now because it is Messi who speaks.last_img read more

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MoU inked for large-scale investment in Guyana

first_img– Brazilian investors eye Intermediate Savannah as next agricultural hubA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently inked between NF Agriculture Inc. and investors of Lucas do Rio Verde which will see the commencement of an Agricultural Village in Guyana’s Intermediate Savannah.According to a Department of Public Information (DPI) report, the Agreement was signed at the Rio Verde Research Foundation in Moto Grosso.The work which is scheduled to commence the shortly will cater for the construction of bioethanol stations, a state of the art Research Institute, large-scale agricultural production of corn and soybean, banking institutions among others lucrative ventures. Agriculture Minister Noel Holder who let a delegation to the city of Lucas do Rio Verde, Brazil from June 3-9 got a firsthand look at the production base of the private sector within the State.While at the Research Station, the team was met by the Research Institute’s President Marino Franz who showed the work of the institute via a video presentation, highlighting some of the progress the institute has made in the area of research to ensure farmers in Brazil, are exposed only to the best form of seedPresident of NF Agriculture Inc Yucatan Reis (fourth from left) and President of Rio Verde Research Institute Marino Franz after signing the MoU. Also in Photo Agriculture Minister Noel Holdermaterials.The Foundation which was established in 1992, generates its revenues from research done to support agricultural advancement, in conjunction with the State University.“The work of the Institute is diverse in that we not only look for new and innovative ways each day to improve technology, but we work to ensure that all trials are done aimed at improving production and productivity,” Franz said.According to Franz, the institute which works with Corn, Soy Bean, and Rice were successful in the development of size between crops to improve farmer’s production. Crediting this success, to the improvement of soil spacing, genetics and the will-power of the farmer.One hundred per cent of the technology employed in the State of Roraima came from the Research Institute which annually, hosts a demonstrating new and innovative ideas to boot production. According to Franz, this has a generating capital of 100 million.“Our soil type is similar to that of Guyana, so whatever is applied here with this amount of success can be safely adopted in Guyana guaranteeing the said amount of successful returns,” he added.Asked about the challenges the institute has faced over the years, Franz said that while there had been many, mainly due to the variety being that of subtropical, the institute has maintained its high standards and production.“If the farmer has a problem they would come to the foundation and we would go to the specific field to address the issue. Our technical professionals also challenge themselves to identify and new areas of research to be done daily,”“The South of Brazil has very high-quality seeds which the foundation takes and conduct research to ascertain its productive genes in climate and soil type of Moto Grosso, Brazil. It is important for us to get it right the first time; if something is to go wrong, it must occur in the foundation’s farm and not on farmers farm….we take pride in ensuring that our farmers’ investments are protected,” Franz said.Soil improvementEnhanced soil analysis is critical if farmers are to reap the benefits of its production. According to the Research Institute’s president, there are two main ways of improving soil fertility; one is through biological and the other being mechanical.The deeper you break the soil after harvesting through the mechanical method the better your production.“What is needed is for farmers to first plant the Soy Bean, then plant their corn (the inter-cropping method), then dig half-meter deep and break the soil and apply your limestone….This is the method which has been adopted by the foundation over the years and has been successful in each case for our farmers’,” Franz posited.Franz stated that for Guyana’s farmers to boost its production base, the method of the right amount of fertilizers and genetic of plants are key. This approach is what the investors will be bringing to Guyana with the completion of the State of the Art Research Institute, which will be used to train Guyanese.The team was also taken to farms to look at the vast agricultural potential within the region.last_img read more

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Teen arraigned for murder of Bush Lot brothers

first_imgThe teenager who confessed to the murder of the two Bush Lot Berbice brothers on Old Year’s Night was on Tuesday arraigned for the heinous crime when he appeared at the Mibicuri Magistrate’s Court.Murder accused: Keeran Jeenarine, also called “Roni”Eighteen-year-old Keeran Jeenarine, also called “Roni”, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on December 31, 2018, he murdered Premchand Samaroo and Harichand Samaroo.However, the defence counsel is holding out that Police had arrested and charged his client wrongfully while arguing that video footage placed the teenager at another location at the time of the murder. Defence Attorney Charlyn Artiga stated that the video footage was taken from a supermarket and as such, the court has given the prosecution time to produce the video.In addition, the Attorney also asked for the prosecution to make a full disclosure of all the evidence that it has against Jeenarine.She also noted that he was in custody since January 10 after he presented himself to the Police. On the other hand, Police Prosecutor Inspector Orin Joseph told the court that the Police are still conducting their investigations.Attorney Artiga argued that if the Police were not ready, they could have approached the High Court for more time to keep the accused in custody rather than instituting murder charges without completing their investigation.“Who is going to compensate him for the time spent and he could be exposed to all sorts of things in prison,” she argued.She also argued that the Police were not certain who they were seeking for the murders, since they would have issued wanted bulletins for two men who were subsequently sent away.Magistrate Alex Moore said those concerns could be taken to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on behalf of the accused.With respect to the video, the Magistrate gave the prosecution until January 22 to review and complete the report on same. The matter was transferred to the Springlands Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

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WCD man dies after losing control of tractor

first_imgA 38-year-old man is now dead after he was pinned by a tractor in a trench at De Kinderen Village, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Dead is Sudesh (only name) of Meten-Meer-Zorg Reserve, WCD.The tractor which turned turtle, pinning the Meten-Meer-Zorg man in a trenchGuyana Times understands that the accident occurred at about 07:00h on Sunday morning while the man was returning home from the backdam.Reports indicate the now dead man went into the backdam to plow a field approximately 20 miles from the public road, and was proceeding North on the eastern side of the De Kinderen dam when he lost control of the tractor. This cause the tractor to turn turtle in the eastern trench, pinning him in the trench.This publication was told that a passersby noticed the upturned tractor and tried to render assistance to the trapped man. However, by the time they succeeded in lifting him out of the trench, he was dead.Sudesh was nonetheless rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he was pronounced him dead on arrival. His body was taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, the Police said the matter was reported at about 07:30h.According to the Police, the motor tractor (29920) is owned by a 44-year-old sawmill operator, who has a contract with the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).Deputy Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), Dion Moore, told Guyana Times that it is too early to declare what caused the accident.He stated that the Force is yet to determine if there was a mechanical problem with the tractor Sudesh was operating, but noted that the vehicle is presently being inspected by the Police as investigations continue.last_img read more

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Mbappe reveals talks with Real before PSG move

first_img“There were many rumours of a transfer, it’s true that we spoke, but I think that’s now in the past for me and for Real Madrid.“I play for PSG now and I am going to defend these colours 100 percent,” he said in an interview published Wednesday in Spanish sports daily Marca.Mbappe, who turned 19 last week, said he wanted to play for PSG because Paris is his hometown.“It is like a child from Madrid has the opportunity to play in his team and goes somewhere else, another country. No, I wanted to play for PSG and I am happy for now with how things are going,” he added.“I have time, and as I have said I want to play in the best team in the world and PSG has everything to achieve this. If this team grows with me, there is no reason to leave.”Mbappe finished seventh behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or voting this month — ahead of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and PSG team-mate Edinson Cavani.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France’s Kylian Mbappe speaks during a press conference in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on October 5, 2017, as part of the team’s preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match against Bulgaria and BelarusMADRID, Spain, Dec 27 – French striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed he held talks with Real Madrid before joining Paris Saint-Germain but now no longer dreams of a move to the Spanish champions.Mbappe had reportedly been a target of Real after he helped fire Monaco to a first French league title in 17 years last season, but instead he joined Paris Saint-Germain in August on an initial loan deal that will become permanent for 180 million euros ($209 million) next year.last_img read more

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Big Man United news! Becks and Fergie to reunite for Old Trafford charity match

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson is returning to the Old Trafford dugout next month to manage David Beckham and a host of other stars in a charity match.For 11 years Beckham was a member of Ferguson’s all-conquering Manchester United team, but the pair had an acrimonious split in 2003 after the Scot accidentally kicked a boot that struck the former England captain above his left eye.Ferguson sold Beckham to Real Madrid four months after the dressing room incident and then criticised the ex-England captain in his autobiography, but the pair are now on good terms.Beckham contacted Ferguson recently to see if he wanted to get involved in a charity match designed to raise funds for UNICEF and the former United manager has accepted the offer.The 73-year-old will manage a Great Britain and Ireland XI, which will be captained by Beckham, at Old Trafford on November 14.It will be the first time the retired Scot has returned to the dugout since calling time on his 26-year reign as United manager in 2013.In the opposing dugout will be Carlo Ancelotti, who managed Beckham at AC Milan and Paris St Germain.The Italian will manage a Rest of the World XI led by former Real Madrid and France star Zinedine Zidane.The other players involved will be announced over the next month. Beckham, who has been a UNICEF ambassador for 10 years, said: “I want a world where children can grow up safe from violence, free from poverty and protected from preventable diseases.“This match gives me the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and vital funds to help reach the children who need it most. I am delighted that my friend Zizou (Zidane) will join me in leading two teams, full of our friends and team mates, at the best stadium in the world.”Former Italian referee Pierluigi Collina will officiate the game, which is being called ‘The Match for Children’.Tickets are now available on the Manchester United website and are priced from £20 for adults and £10 for children. 1 David Beckham last_img read more

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United takes off from Chapter 11

first_img Creditors’ eagerness to wrap up the 37-month-old restructuring is one reason the process no longer faces major obstacles, according to Boyd. “Yes, they’re (nearly) out of bankruptcy but it’s taken them three years of wallowing around like a brontosaurus in a tar pit,” he said. Nonetheless, the consultant said, United will exit as a good airline with strong customer service and a sound route system. “If they do the right things, there’s no way it’s going out of business.” First, however, the company must address objections to the management stock plan, which both its unions and the committee representing unsecured creditors vehemently oppose. Airing the issue publicly at the hearing is something United would like to avoid, and could even delay the plan’s confirmation. Spokeswoman Jean Medina said United hopes to consensually resolve as many of the remaining issues as possible before the hearing. Bill Brandt, president and CEO of Development Specialists Inc., a Chicago-based restructuring and management consulting firm, said frustrated creditors could turn the issue into “a bit of a donnybrook” at the confirmation hearing. “I don’t think the creditors have any interest in stopping United from being reorganized,” he said. “The issue will be who owns United on the way out the door.” Equity incentive programs, Medina said, are standard practice and “essential for United to be competitive in attracting and retaining high performers from a broad range of industries.” “The management equity incentive plan will directly align the interests of the management team with shareholders and build incentive for managers to maximize the value of the company to the benefit of all creditors and future stockholders,” she said. On the Net: www.united.com 160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Voicing confidence they’ll soon be done with “the distractions of restructuring,” United executives told employees Tuesday the company has earmarked $400 million this year for capital improvements – the most since 2001 – such as more check-in kiosks, refurbished airplane interiors, upgraded computer systems and new ground equipment. Chief Operating Officer Pete McDonald also said in the recorded message that the company, based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., will be making a wide range of unspecified operational changes as it focuses entirely on improving the airline. The bankruptcy overhaul, which began in December 2002, was initially expected to take about 18 months. Instead, it has taken more than twice that long as United cut billions in costs and struggled to stop its losses amid high oil prices, a revenue-sapping competition with discount carriers and its failure to get a government loan guarantee. The nation’s second-biggest airline continues to lose money, pressured by high fuel prices, and its projection of a profit in 2006 envisions oil falling to $50 a barrel – a more than 20 percent drop from current levels. In a positive sign, it did manage to report a $9 million operating profit for the traditionally weak month of November. “Kind of against all odds, they soldier onward,” said New York-based industry consultant Robert Mann. “Eventually it will come up to put up or shut up time, but they do seem to be making progress.” CHICAGO – United Airlines’ parent company has entered the homestretch of its more than three-year stay in bankruptcy, well-positioned to emerge from Chapter 11 next month now that it has won creditors’ support for its reorganization plan. UAL Corp. still has some disputes to resolve before seeking a judge’s final go-ahead at a Jan. 18 to Jan. 20 confirmation hearing, including one over its controversial proposal to give 400 top managers 11 percent of the new stock in the reorganized company. But industry experts said Tuesday that no significant threats to a February exit appear to remain after its announcement late last week that a wide majority of creditors had voted for the reorganization plan. “I don’t think anything’s going to snag it now,” said Denver-based airline consultant Michael Boyd. last_img read more

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LIFESTYLE: IT’S BBQ WEATHER – JUST DON’T POISON THE KIDS!

first_imgWe all look forward to the first signs of Summer; the stretch in the evenings, warmer weather and the mouth-watering aroma of a BBQ being grilled.If you are planning to cook this weekend, don’t let your good habits in the kitchen go up in smoke when you light the barbeque – an evening alfresco should bring memories of friends, family and food, not tummy bugs! Here are 7 golden rules from safefood for how to get it right every time.Keep perishable foods like salads, coleslaw and quiche in your fridge until you are about to serve them. BBQ foods like burgers, sausages and kebabs, pork and poultry must be cooked and piping hot all the way through. You know they are cooked when there is no pink meat and the juices run clear. Steaks or whole meat joints of beef or lamb can be served ‘rare’ as harmful bacteria are on the outside only (and not in the centre).If you like to marinate your meat, make sure any marinade used on raw meat is not then used as a sauce to coat vegetables or cooked meat as it will contain raw meat bacteria.If you choose to barbeque any frozen food, it must be completely thawed on the bottom shelf of your fridge before you cook it.When handling raw meat and poultry, wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, most importantly before going on to prepare salads and other ready to eat foods. Once your meat is cooked thoroughly, make sure to keep cooked meat separate from raw meat and to use separate chopping boards, cooking utensils and plates. Harmful bacteria in raw meat, poultry and their juices can contaminate cooked food and lead to food poisoning, something your guests won’t thank you for.If there are leftovers from your barbeque, allow the food to cool before refrigerating, however make sure to refrigerate food within two hours of cooking. Always remember with leftovers – if in doubt, throw it out.For more information on food safety and healthy eating including recipes, visit www.safefood.eu and enjoy your barbeque, whatever the weather!BBQ RecipesSummer Beefburgers (Serves 4 to 6) Ingredients1 teaspoon olive oil1 small onion, diced2 cloves garlic, crushed 600g (1lb, 5oz) lean minced beef1 tablespoon sage, chopped1 large egg, beaten1 whole garlic clove, peeledBlack pepperFor the garnish4 to 6 hamburger buns, halved1 large beef tomato, sliced into 4 thick slicesLettuce, mild onion and red peppersLow-fat mayonnaise or tomato sauceMethodCook the onion and garlic in a frying pan with some oil until soft (approximately 2 minutes on a medium heat).Put the mixture in a large bowl and leave it for a short while to cool.Add the mince, sage and egg. Mix well and season with pepper.Shape the mixture into thick burgers (put some flour on your hands to prevent the meat from sticking to them). Put the burgers in on a covered plate or in a sealable container.Keep the burgers in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.Cook the burgers on the barbeque. Turn them regularly and make sure they are cooked all the way through. This may take at least 25 minutes. If you prefer, cook the burgers in a hot frying pan for 10 to 12 minutes on each side.While the burgers are cooking, toast the burger buns on the barbeque or in a toaster.Rub the clove of garlic over the ‘inside’ of the bun to give it a garlic flavour. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Place a slice of tomato on the garlic side of the bun and season with pepper.Before serving, make sure that the burgers are cooked thoroughly, by cutting into them with a clean knife and checking that they are piping hot all the way through, there is no pink meat remaining and the juices run clear.When cooked, serve the burgers immediately in the prepared buns and garnish with lettuce, mild onion and red peppers, and a small dollop of low-fat mayonnaise or tomato sauce.Citrus summer chicken (Serves 4)Ingredients4 boneless chicken breastsSalad to serve(try it with low-fat and low-salt sauces)For the marinadeZest and juice of 1 orangeZest and juice of ½ lime1 inch of fresh ginger2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed1 tablespoon olive oilFreshly ground black pepperMethodPut the zest and juice of the orange and the lime (or a drop of lemon juice if you haven’t got a lime) into a bowl. Peel the ginger, grate it finely and add it to the bowl with the garlic.Whisk in the olive oil and then stir in the black pepper. Using a large knife, cut each chicken breast in half. Add these to the marinade and make sure that each portion is well coated.Cover the bowl with cling film and put it on the bottom shelf of the fridge for at least 1 hour.Cook the chicken on a hot barbeque for 25 to 30 minutes, turning it often.You can also use chicken thighs or drumsticks for this recipe. Adjust the cooking times depending on the meat.Before serving, check that the chicken is properly cooked by removing it from the heat and cutting into the thickest part of it with a clean knife to make sure that it is piping hot all the way through, there is no pink meat remaining, and the juices run clearLIFESTYLE: IT’S BBQ WEATHER – JUST DON’T POISON THE KIDS! was last modified: May 24th, 2013 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:LIFESTYLE: IT’S BBQ WEATHER – JUST DON’T POISON THE KIDS!last_img read more

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Cranes to play Western Region in Regional Tour

first_imgThe Cranes are preparing for the upcoming COSAFA Cup in South Africa. (PHOTOS/FUFA)Uganda Cranes Regional TourWestern Region Select vs Uganda CranesSaturday, 17-05-2019 @4pmBushenyi Main Grounds, BushenyiEntrance: FreeKAMPALA – The Uganda Cranes will take on Western Region in their next Regional tour game.As it has become the norm, the Men’s football National team makes random tours around the country, playing matches against different Region select sides.In March, they defeated Kampala Select 4-0 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo. Their next assignment takes them West on Saturday, 17-05-2019 where they will play another game at the Bushenyi Main Grounds.It is understood that the team currently preparing for the 2019 COSAFA Cup in South Africa, under Police FC tactician Abdallah Mubiru, will be the one used for the game.The team which also features former Uganda Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa as part of the technical team are currently being accommodated at Sky Hotel in Naguru having started their preparations on Tuesday.The team is currently accommodated at Sky Hotel in Naguru.They will depart for Bushenyi on Friday morning ahead of the Regional Tour game organized by the national team sponsors Airtel and Nile Special.Mubiru and his support staff will be hoping to use the game to observe the areas where the focus needs to be concentrated ahead of the COSAFA Cup.Uganda was invited to take part in this year’s COSAFA competition that runs from May 20th to June 6th as the guest Nation.However, they will not feature in the Group stages but will rather start at the quarter-final stage.In the Last 8, the Cranes will take on Lesotho, one of the other five nations that will also not be part of the Groups.To complete the squad which initially had 20 players, some those (players) from the initial preliminary AFCON Squad will be considered for COSAFA tournament if they don’t travel to the United Arab Emirates.The players who took part in training on TuesdaySaid Keni (Sc Villa), Willa Paul (Police), Revita John (Express FC), Eyam Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Owori David (SC Villa), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa), Mucuurezi Paul (Mbarara City FC), Mbowa Paul Baker (URA FC), Isinde Isaac (KJSSS FC), Senkatuka Nelson (Brights Stars FC), Kagimu Shafik (URA FC), Kayiwa Allan (Tooro United FC), Birungi Michael (Express FC)Comments Tags: abdallah mubiruCOSAFA 2019Geoffrey MassatopUganda CranesUganda Cranes Regional Tourlast_img read more

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Angry residents storm council meeting in protest at water outages

first_imgA residents’ group from Letterkenny yesterday stormed a meeting of Donegal County Council in protest at water outages in their area.Members of the Gort Na Greine Resident Association halted proceedings at the meeting in Lifford this afternoon over the ongoing water outages they say they have been experiencing for the past ten years.The residents entered the chamber at 1 pm, holding signs and placards in protest against the water outages in their estate. After five minutes of entering, one resident had had enough and shouted and demanded that something will be done about the water in their area.Community Activist, Finn O’Donnell stood beside the resident and shouted “Ten years this is going and you have done nothing to help these people with their basic human rights. Every Letterkenny Councillor here should be ashamed of themselves.”The meeting adjourned and residents spoke with councillors Gerry Mc Monagle, Adrian Glackin, Jimmy Kavanagh and Ciaran Brogan spoke with the residents of the Gort Na Greine.Finn O’Donnell said after the protest “We were here a couple of weeks ago and the same councillors that were speaking to the residents today are the same councillors who were totally blanking them as they were walking into the council building when we were protesting. “Only now when we held more direct action and entered the chamber and disrupted this meeting, did they start to come out to us and talk with us.”The residents of Gort Na Grein have stated that they will be returning to the council building in Lifford again and again until the water outages are resolved and fully fixed.Angry residents storm council meeting in protest at water outages was last modified: April 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:County HouseletterkennyLiffordprotest residentslast_img read more

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