Consultant investigated in Pakistan for alleged corruption

first_imgECD road expansion…after complaints from USAID over misappropriated fundsSheladia Associates Incorporated, one of the consultants hired by the Public Infrastructure Ministry to supervise the East Coast Demerara (ECD) road expansion project, was previously under investigation in another jurisdiction for alleged corruption.The East Coast road expansion project currently underwayChecks on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) website shows the company and a partner were investigated by NAB of Pakistan after complaints were filed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) over misappropriation of funds on a project the agency funded.Sheladia’s partner, the Academy for Educational Development (AED), was suspended by USAID as one of its contractors working on a project in Pakistan. The donor agency had announced that its decision stemmed from “evidence of serious corporate misconduct, mismanagement and a lack of internal control.”Following the initial investigation, a corruption reference charge was filed against a top Sheladia Associates Incorporated official.As one of the cases it had investigated, NAB also announced in January of last year that another inquiry would be opened against officials of Sheladia Associates “regarding corruption and corrupt practises in the construction of Barang Road,” a project the Bureau noted was funded by USAID.While providing an update on the road expansion project a few days ago, the Public Infrastructure Ministry in a release had noted that the US$2.3 million contract for supervision services of the project was awarded to Sheladia, in association with E&A consultants.The fee was previously US$1.9 million but last year, then Public Infrastructure Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Geoffrey Vaughn had revealed to the media that because of delays in the project, the US-based Sheladia had increased its fees to the current amount. In 2016, Government and the People’s Republic of China inked a US$45.5 million concessional loan for the completion of widening and other improvement of the road between Better Hope and Belfield on the East Coast of Demerara.Finance Minister Winston Jordan and former Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Zhang Limin, had inked the agreement. Guyana has contributed $2.7 billion towards the project.The current component of the project entails a total length of 16.998 kilometres of roads and 33.996 kilometres of drains to be built. It also includes the construction of seven bridges and the extension of 12 culverts. A median along with streetlights will be placed in the centre of the four lanes.As of August, it was explained that the bridges were approximately 35 per cent complete, with works having commenced on four of them; and of the 12 culverts, works are being carried out on the fourth culvert, which brings this aspect of the works to about 25 per cent completed.The concrete drains were about 90 per cent completed, while the revetment and retaining walls – a total of 190 metres primarily at the Triumph Sluice – were about 60 per cent completed. With regards to the road work, 95 per cent of the extension was completed.last_img read more

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Lukaku didn’t want to stay and fight for his Chelsea spot, claims Mourinho

first_img Romelu Lukaku and Jose Mourinho Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims Romelu Lukaku lacked the motivation to stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.Everton completed the club-record signing of the Belgian on Wednesday night, paying a fee of £28million for the 21-year-old who scored 16 goals in 33 appearances on loan at Goodison Park last season.Lukaku, who has signed a five-year deal, played just 15 times in three years at Stamford Bridge and had not enjoyed the best of relationships with Mourinho after disagreements about his loan spell last summer and then where his future lay in the long term.But while Lukaku insisted he had no hard feelings towards his former club – despite not speaking to Mourinho prior to his exit – the Chelsea boss made plain why he had seen fit to sell a striker who had once been seen as the heir apparent to Didier Drogba when he signed from Anderlecht in 2011.“Romelu was always clear that in his mentality and his approach he was not highly motivated to come to a competitive situation at Chelsea,” Mourinho said.“He wanted to play for Chelsea, but clearly only as first-choice striker – and at a club of our dimension it’s very difficult to promise a player that status.“That reduced immediately his desire to come to us. After that, Everton came with an important offer and because we want to be inside Financial Fair Play rules, you have to analyse these situations.” 1last_img read more

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CS Amina visits Stars facility in Marcoussis

first_img“At least we have seen where our money is going and I can say that this is good value for money. I am happy with how the team is preparing,” Amina said after touring and visiting the players.Here are some images from her tour.Sports CS Amina Mohammed chats with striker Michael Olunga when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed is briefed by Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa and head of delegation Muriithi Nabea when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed poses with Harambee Stars technical bench members when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed with Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama, head coach Sebastien Migne and Football kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed is introduced to the Harambee Stars medical team when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed learns what happens in teh Harambee Stars medical room when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed gets a feel of how Harambee Stars players are put through recovery sessions when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Stars Osteopath Ludovic Breol explains to Sports CS Amina Mohammed the procedures in the medical room when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed listens to Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed tours the Harambee Stars training facility when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Stars osteopath Ludovic Breol who heads the recovery team prepares Sports CS Amina Mohammed to enter the swimming pool area when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Stars osteopath Ludovic Breol who heads the recovery team explains a point to Sports CS Amina Mohammed when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Stars osteopath Ludovic Breol who heads the recovery team shows Sports CS Amina Mohammed shows how players are taken through recovery when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed walks through the Harambee Stars training complex when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed tours the Harambee Stars gym when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed looks at the gym facilities when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed listens to Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Mignewhen she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluQuite some skill! Sports CS Amina Mohammed wows Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne with her kicking skills when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed with Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa and head of delegation Muriithi Nabea when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSports CS Amina Mohammed when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sports CS Amina Mohammed takes a photo with the Harambee Stars players, members of the technical bench and Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa as well as head of delegation Nabea Muriithi when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 9 – Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed on Sunday afternoon visited the Harambee Stars training camp at the French Rugby Federation Centre in Marcoussis, Paris where she had a first-hand view of how the team is preparing for the African Cup of Nations.Amina who met the players last Friday just before their friendly match against Madagascar at the Stade Robert Bobin wanted to see just how the players are training and the services at the facility something that she was pleased with.last_img read more

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Revealed! Joe Hart and the goalkeepers that have recorded 100+ Premier League clean sheets

first_img 10. Peter Schmeichel kept 129 clean sheets during his Premier League career with Manchester United, Aston Villa and Manchester City 12 6. Jose Reina kept 134 clean sheets during his Premier League career with Liverpool 12 3. Mark Schwarzer has kept 152 Premier League clean sheets with Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea and current club Leicester City 12 12 12 12 12 12 8. Edwin van der Sar kept 132 clean sheets during his Premier League career with Fulham and Manchester United Joe Hart recorded his 100th clean sheet for Manchester City following the goalless draw with Manchester United at the weekend – a feat that only a limited number of goalkeepers have been able to achieve in England’s top flight.The England international joins an elite list, which includes Petr Cech, Peter Schmeichel and David Seaman, and at 28 years old, is certainly in with a chance of challenging for top spot.In light of Hart reaching the milestone, talkSPORT has listed the 11 goalkeepers to currently have more Premier League clean sheets to their name than City and England’s number one.To find out the identity of the stoppers, click the yellow arrow above, right.All statistics correct up to 26 October 2015 12center_img getty 9. Tim Howard has kept 128 Premier League clean sheets with Manchester United and current club Everton – Tim Howard has retired from football at the age of 40 12 4. David Seaman kept 142 clean sheets during his Premier League career with Arsenal and Manchester City 7. Brad Friedel kept 132 clean sheets during his Premier League career with Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur 12. Joe Hart has kept 110 clean sheets in the Premier League with Birmingham City and current club Manchester City – to find out which ‘keepers have kept more Prem clean sheets, click the arrow above 12 11. Shay Given has kept 113 Premier League clean sheets with Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Manchester City and Aston Villa. He is yet to make a league appearance for current club Stoke City 2. Petr Cech has kept 167 Premier League clean sheets with Chelsea and current club Arsenal 5. Nigel Martyn kept 138 clean sheets during his Premier League career with Crystal Palace, Leeds United and Everton 12 1. David James holds the record for the most Premier League clean sheets with 170, from his time with Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City and Portsmouthlast_img read more

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NOW HAIRDRESSER PATRICK IS AN OFFICIAL ICON!

first_imgPatrick with staff – salon educator Elaine McKean , team leader Noreen Gallagher and family Aoise, Anita, Blaithin as well as the man himself.We all suspected he was a cut above the rest.And now Donegal hairdresser Patrick Gildea has been honoured by those who matter the most – his fellow hairdressers.The Irish Hairdressers Federation presented Patrick with the prestigious ‘Icon Award’ for his contribution to the Hairdressing Industry. The Drumkeen man was presented with his award at a highly fashionable whose who of the industry in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Dublin.The event was attended by some of the biggest names in the trade and Patrick was deeply humbled to be recognised in this way by his peers. NOW HAIRDRESSER PATRICK IS AN OFFICIAL ICON! was last modified: November 15th, 2015 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:awarddonegalIrish Hairdressing IndustryPatrick Gildealast_img read more

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YOUNG CONVOY BOXER BRYAN BEATS BRITISH CHAMP IN TOP BOUT

first_imgREMEMBER this name – Bryan McNamee!If the Convoy lad keeps boxing the way he has been, he could be a Donegal Olympic hero one day.Bryan has been boxing for just years and already has three North West Zone titles, five Ulster titles and two Irish titles. The Covoy Amateur Boxing Club star has boxed for Ireland twice and Ulster once.At the weekend took part in the McGuigan Cup named after Barry McGuigan.It’s an Annual event between Ireland and Scotland which has been held in County Monaghan. Bryan’s opponent yesterday is the current Scottish and British champion at Bryan’s weight – 57kg.And Bryan won the fight convincingly against the awkward Scottish southpaw.  YOUNG CONVOY BOXER BRYAN BEATS BRITISH CHAMP IN TOP BOUT was last modified: May 27th, 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:YOUNG CONVOY BOXER BRYAN BEATS BRITISH CHAMP IN TOP BOUTlast_img read more

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POLISH WOMAN SETS OUT HER STALL FOR IRISH FANS!

first_imgA Polish woman living in Donegal is setting up a stall at a country market to advise Irish fans what to do and what to expect at Euro 2012.Agatha Szavek came up with the idea because she wanted to give something back after receiving a warm welcome since she arrived here in 2004.Agatha, 36, will set up at the stand at the Letterkenny Community Centre this weekend. “We realise there are a lot of people travelling there but there is only a small knowledge of what it is like there.“This is payback for the lovely hospitality we got from the Donegal community.“Hopefully they will get good weather, good fun and the nightlife over there is great. Hopefully Ireland will make it to the semi-finals,” she said.Mum-of-two Agatha has contacted the Polish Embassy and they have given her lots of advice leaflets for fans. The Polish shop where she works in Letterkenny ‘Your Delicatessen’ have also helped her with the stall.She has also compiled a small translation leaflet of phrases which Agatha thinks the Irish fans will use at the soccer finals.She is also cooking many of Poland’s favorite dishes for fans to try this weekend ahead of their trips including Beetroot soup!“Irish people are very like Polish people in that they like their potatoes but we have some different foods.“I am hoping they try the new foods and eat them when they get to Poland,” she said. The only problem Agata now has is who to support is Poland or her adopted country.“My daughter Natalie (16) was born in Poland and will be cheering for Poland but my son Marcel (3) was born in Ireland and will be cheering on Robbie Keane. I’m stuck in the middle,” she laughed.POLISH WOMAN SETS OUT HER STALL FOR IRISH FANS! was last modified: May 29th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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Firm brings handbag-buying home

first_imgBUSINESS NAME: Red’s Boutique BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1022 E. Walnut Ave., Burbank PHONE: (818) 843-3977 WEB SITE: www.OnePurseIsNeverEnough.com WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? Like most women, I adore handbags. I’ve always had a great desire to create and own my own business that would be known for outstanding service. Also, being a stay-at-home mom has been a wonderful blessing and Red’s Boutique allows me to still put my son first but gives me the freedom to really pursue this desire to own and operate my own business. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? While living in San Diego, I was surrounded with other moms who were their own entrepreneurs, selling things like jewelry, candles and kitchen items similar to the family Tupperware parties. It was then that I told myself I could do this. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? About three months. Once the word got out that I was going to sell purses, I had parties booked weeks in advance. Once I received my inventory, I was off running from party to party. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Buy inventory. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? Around $2,500 to start, which was my first order of inventory. I mostly put my profits right back into the business. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? It was a collaborative effort with a very supportive husband, family and close girlfriends. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? I must say I’m a bit surprised with all the long hours it takes to create a Web site. That has been the most challenging. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $30,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? I want Red’s Boutique to be self-sufficient, so that I can concentrate on my customers whom I greatly value. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week OWNER: Audrey Robles ESTABLISHED: 2001 in San Diego, 2004 in Burbank NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: My business is a full-service Web site boutique, also offering to host purse parties for clients in their home or office. I’m proud to offer a large selection of high-quality handbags and accessories that have a unique style and function at affordable prices, a rare combination in the world of fashion. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes last_img read more

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Towns given wide power to quell rioting in France

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, tacitly acknowledging that France has failed to live up to its egalitarian ideals, reached out Tuesday to the heavily immigrant suburbs with largely Muslim communities. He said France must make a priority of working against the discrimination that feeds the frustration of youths made to feel that they do not belong in France. “We must be lucid: The Republic is at a moment of truth,” Villepin told parliament. “The effectiveness of our integration model is in question.” He called the riots “a warning” and “an appeal.” Despite his conciliatory tone, Villepin said riot police faced “determined individuals, structured gangs, organized criminality,” and that restoring order “will take time.” Rioters have been using mobile phone text messages and the Internet to organize arson attacks, said police, who arrested two teenage bloggers accused of inciting other youths to riot. The rioting is forcing France to confront anger building for decades among residents who complain of discrimination and unemployment. Although many of the French-born children of Arab and black African immigrants are Muslim, police say the violence is not being driven by Islamic groups. PARIS – Prohibiting people from going out at night. Confiscating weapons. Ordering bars, theaters and meeting places closed. Imposing house arrest and up to two years in prison for violators. France gave towns and cities racked by rioting and arson attacks a range of tough options to put down the country’s worst civil unrest since the student uprisings of 1968 that toppled a government, declaring a state of emergency that paves the way for curfews. But rioters ignored the extraordinary security measures, which began early today, as they looted and burned two superstores, set fire to a newspaper office and paralyzed France’s second-largest city’s subway system with a gasoline bomb. The measures are valid for 12 days and follow nearly two weeks of unrest in neglected and impoverished neighborhoods packed with Arab and African immigrants and their French-born children. Images of teenagers from immigrant families pelting riot police with stones and gasoline bombs – reminiscent of Palestinian youths attacking Israeli patrols – are resonating throughout the Arab world. The Egyptian daily Al-Massaie referred to the riots as “the intifada of the poor.” Arabic satellite networks have given lead coverage to the mayhem, with regular live reports. Newspapers throughout the region have closely followed the story, calling it a “nightmare” and a “war of the suburbs.” Arson attacks, rioting and other unrest have spread from the suburbs to hundreds of cities and towns – though acts of violence were down somewhat Monday night from the previous evening. Officials were forced to shut down the southern city of Lyon’s subway system late Tuesday after a gasoline bomb exploded in a station, a regional government spokesman said, adding no one was hurt. Also Tuesday, rioters looted and set fire to a furniture and electronics store and an adjacent carpet store in Arras, in the northern Pas-de-Calais region and set fire to the Nice-Matin newspaper’s office in Grasses, in the southeast the Alpes-Maritimes. Nine buses were set ablaze at a bus depot in Dole, in the eastern Jura region, and a bus exploded in Bassens, near the southwest city of Bordeaux after a gasoline bomb was thrown into it. The 50-year-old state-of-emergency law that President Jacques Chirac invoked was originally drawn up to quell unrest in Algeria during its war of independence from France and was last used in December 1984 by the Socialist government of President Francois Mitterrand against rioting in the French Pacific Ocean territory of New Caledonia. That Chirac took such steps was a measure both of the gravity of the crisis and of his sorely tested government’s determination to restore control. “France is wounded. It does not recognize itself in these devastated streets and neighborhoods, in this outburst of hatred and of violence that vandalizes and kills,” Villepin said. “The return to order is the absolute priority.” Under the emergency laws, police – with 8,000 officers deployed and 1,500 reservists called up as reinforcements – could be empowered in areas where curfews are imposed to put troublemakers under house arrest, ban or limit the movement of people and vehicles, confiscate weapons and close public spaces where gangs gather, Villepin said. The Interior Ministry said local officials were deciding whether curfews were needed in their areas. The Justice Ministry said curfew violators could face up to two months imprisonment and a $4,400 fine. Minors face one month imprisonment. Officials in the northern French city of Amiens and the central city of Orleans said they planned curfews for minors under age 16, who must be accompanied by adults at night. Amiens also planned to forbid the sale of gasoline in cans to minors. The widespread violence has already led France to begin fast-track trials, with 106 adults and 33 minors so far sentenced to prison or detention centers. 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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ROY KEANE SAYS MANCHESTER UNITED SHOULD SIGN SEAMUS COLEMAN

first_imgRoy Keane says Manchester United should sign Seamus Coleman.Roy Keane believes Manchester United need three new signings and has identified Seamus Coleman as being one of them.The former Manchester United legend has worked closely with Coleman since being appointed assistant manager to Marin O’Neil in the Republic of Ireland set-up.He realises how good a player Coleman is and at a fundraiser in Waterford said United should sign him. Keane believes Coleman is the perfect fit for United and would slot in perfectly at right-back, a position which has been problematic for United over the last number of years.Keane said, “I think United need a centre half and midfielder and Seamus Coleman for right back,’ Keane said.‘I think that United should sign Paul Pogba for they need a presence and physical player in midfield.“Pogba knows the league, is big and strong and is playing brilliantly for Juventus. “People say United can’t get Pogba but they should try’.ROY KEANE SAYS MANCHESTER UNITED SHOULD SIGN SEAMUS COLEMAN was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsRoy Keaneseamus colemansoccerSportlast_img read more

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