This photo taken on October 20, 2019 shows a visitor trying a virtual reality (VR) headset during the 2019 VR/AR Product and Application Exhibition in Nanchang in central China’s Jiangxi province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUTEncased in headsets and carrying electronic replicas of weapons in their hands, the players prowl around the arena, ducking behind virtual obstacles before emerging to shoot at the enemy.All around, screens allow an enthralled public to follow the action live at Paris Games Week, where the company SmartVR studio has installed an immense arena to hold the first virtual reality (VR) competition in its popular game After-H.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gau said he expected the adoption of VR to be limited in scale, at least for now.“We were already expecting a revolution with the mobile phone but in the end eSports players stayed on their consoles and PCs. When we have connected armor and gloves then yes but for now it (VR) will remain a niche market,” he said. “It will become even more spectacular and will allow a player to really express his or her own personality, which will allow a better identification with the game.”‘Better for spectators’Spectators, meanwhile, can enjoy a completely different experience compared with the standard eSports tournaments.Not only can they follow the action on screen, they can also see the players moving around an arena, not simply sitting in front of their screens.“They have LED lights on their headsets according to the colors of their teams but also you can see the number of lives that remain for every players,” said Mariotte.ADVERTISEMENT This is by no means the first technical great leap forward for eSports.The arrival of high-speed internet paved the way for players to take part in hugely sophisticated games in stadiums that are broadcast live.But VR could profoundly transform eSports, allowing players to interact with each other on two levels during the games — on- and off-screen.“This will be the new way of playing, that’s for sure, and in marketing terms, it’s a revolution,” said Frederick Gau, head of Gozulting, a consultancy specialized in eSports.But he also expressed skepticism over whether VR would take over eSports, saying the cost of the devices could prove prohibitive for many gamers, as could a lack of bandwidth, “even with 5G.”‘Niche market’ But VR could also put an end definitively to the debate about whether eSports can really be considered a sport, by getting players to be physically active.“Virtual Reality can bring eSports closer to sport but it could also drive them further apart,” said Gau.“Playing at simulating (actions) does not involve the same sense of risk or fear of injury that there is in the same situations in reality.”How it evolves will also depend on whether developers choose to highlight the physical aspect of the games. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Industry participants agree that such groundbreaking VR technology is going to be crucial to the future of eSports, although it remains unclear how radical the revolution will be and whether it will change the nature of eSports for good.“The future is going to be VR,” said Jean Mariotte, cofounder of SmartVR Studio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“The ‘in-game’ experience is, to a certain extent, the dream of every player. To feel oneself move inside a game and this way experience it more intensely,” he said.“There will be eSports before and after VR,” added Laurent Michaud, director of research at Idate, a consultancy specialized in the digital economy. Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust View comments Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Steph Curry undergoes tests on broken hand Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘Gago’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’
Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Less than six months ago, a vastly different roster of Warriors ended another Houston playoff run for the third time in four seasons.“That’s a part of the league,” Harden said about the changing faces. “It’s a part of the NBA. There’s been a lot of different faces since I’ve been here. It was bound to happen at some point and it is what it is.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Harden again appeared to be moving past his early shooting woes, going 6 of 16 from 3-point range. Since going 17 of 79 on 3s in his first six games, Harden has made 13 of 32 the last two.Harden’s 292 points through the first eight games (36.5 points per game) mark the highest point total through eight games since Michael Jordan had 303 in 1988-89. Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) is fouled by Golden State Warriors’ Alec Burks (8) as Glenn Robinson III (22) helps defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Houston. The Rockets won 129-112. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON— Despite an entirely different lineup of Golden State Warriors, James Harden was still out for blood Wednesday night.Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112, sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in eight games this season.ADVERTISEMENT DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Golden State fell to 2-6 for the first time in eight years.Both teams struggled with their shooting for spurts of the first half, but late in the second quarter, Harden drilled a deep 3-pointer where he was also fouled. That shot fired up both Harden and the Toyota Center crowd, including rapper Travis Scott, who was sitting courtside.Houston led 63-52 at the half, thanks in large part to Harden’s 24 first-half points, but also Golden State’s 38.8% shooting from the field.There were seven lead changes in the first half before Houston started to pull away.To open up the second half, the Rockets held the Warriors to just three field goals in the first seven minutes of the third quarter and built a lead as large as 23 points. They entered the fourth quarter leading 98-83.“I didn’t like our shot selection as a team tonight,” Kerr said. “I didn’t think we played for each other. I thought we were driving to try to score instead of driving to try to score instead of driving to try to move the ball to someone on the team who can make the next play.”TIP-INSWarriors: C Kevon Looney will likely miss at least the next two weeks with a nerve condition that has kept him out the last six games, the Warriors said. Looney missed the entire preseason with a strained right hamstring and exited the second half of the season opener with tightness in the hamstring.Rockets: SG Eric Gordon missed Wednesday night’s game with a sore hamstring injury he suffered in Monday night’s win in Memphis. Gordon is likely day-to-day, and coach Mike D’Antoni said he’s hopeful Gordon can return Saturday night when the Rockets visit Chicago.SAME BUILDING, NEW FACES 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust MOST READ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Russell Westbrook had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. P.J. Tucker had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Clint Capela added 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Austin Rivers was 4 for 4 from 3 with 12 points.Alec Burks led Golden State with 28 points. Eric Paschall had 19 points, and Glenn Robinson III added 15 points and 11 rebounds.The rookie Paschall was challenged with guarding Harden for much of the game.“It’s just hard because he’s so dynamic and he’s a great passer,” Paschall said. “And during his (isolation plays), you can’t really touch him because he’s so smart on how he draws the fouls. As a team, we did a good job in the first half, but then he got hot and started hitting 3s.”Already reeling from injuries to Splash Brothers Stephen Curry (broken hand) and Klay Thompson (knee surgery) and the loss of Kevin Durant, the Warriors were without D’Angelo Russell (sprained right ankle) and Draymond Green (torn ligament in left index finger) for a third straight game. Russell, who sat on the Golden State bench, could return Friday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It is strange. We were in this building not too long ago with a huge game. We’re entirely different. I don’t think we have a single player from that night that’s going to play tonight. Houston is different, too, with the trade with Chris (Paul) for Russell (Westbrook). Everything’s very different. It’s early in the season, and everybody is trying to figure out what’s what.” — Warriors coach Steve Kerr on playing at the Toyota Center less than six months removed from a series-winning Game 6 victory in the Western Conference semifinals.SHAPING UPD’Antoni said some of Houston’s early struggles have been related to issues with conditioning. He took part of the blame for saving his players’ legs in the preseason and limiting practices but said he believes the shooting, the energy and the defense will improve once the conditioning comes around. Harden said the conditioning is a work in progress.“We’re getting there game by game. We don’t really practice a lot, we’re a vet team. (D’Antoni) leaves it up to us to go out there and compete at a high level. We work on our condition in that way. Individually, we have to make sure we’re on that, and as a team, we have to make sure we’re on that.”HOT HOUSERockets SF Danuel House Jr. had a season-high 17 points while shooting 5 of 6 from 3-point range. House has scored 15 or more points in four of the past five games. The Rockets are 12-3 when House scores 15 or more points.UP NEXTWarriors: At Minnesota on Friday night.Rockets: At Chicago on Saturday night. Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES Tony Snell perfect from field as Pistons rout Knicks View comments
…Ministry launches probeMoments after 17-year-old Esther Edwards of Laluni Creek, Soesdyke/Linden Highway delivered a healthy baby girl via Caesarean section on Tuesday, she died under mysterious circumstances at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC).Reports reaching Guyana Times are that the teenager was admitted at the medical facility on Saturday evening, and at the time she was 40 weeks pregnant. However, an emergency C-Section was performed on Edwards, and while the baby girl was safely delivered, Edwards died.The direct cause of her death remains unknown, but the Public Health Ministry has launched an investigation into the matter. Officials at the GPHC remain tight-lipped on the incident, their only response being that an investigation is underway.Attempts to contact the relatives of the dead teen have proved futile. To date, the country has recorded seven maternal deaths for 2017.
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Liverpool target Martin Montoya is in talks with Inter Milan, the player’s agent has confirmed.The Barcelona defender is reportedly deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp this summer after fellow right-back Dani Alves elected to sign a new deal.That has alerted several sides in Europe, who are all hoping to secure the 24-year-old’s signature at a cut price.However, the Spaniard’s agent, Juan De Dios Carrasco, has now revealed his client is negotiating with Inter instead.“We’re talking with Inter about Montoya,” he told Calciomercato.“We hope the deal will have a positive ending, we’re working on it. Montoya thinks Inter is a great club, and a great opportunity.” Martin Montoya in action for Barcelona 1
Manuel Pellegrini had to rely upon his key players to secure a 2-1 victory over West Brom, despite fielding a much changed side from the eleven who started against PSG in midweek.The Chilean manager made five changes from the team who drew 2-2 in Paris, but it was the arrival of superstar Kevin De Bruyne after 60 minutes which brought around City’s victory.West Brom took advantage of City’s makeshift starting XI, attacking straight from kick-off, winning an early corner as they looked to gain an early advantage. This came to nothing, but it was a sign of things to come.Tony Pulis is not known for building sides that search for a goal early in games, but Stephane Sessegnon netted after six minutes – thanks in part to referee Mike Jones.Samir Nasri – starting his first game since October – was breaking with the ball, but he ran into Jones and ended up losing possession.The Baggies picked up possession through Darren Fletcher, who hit a lovely ball out to James McLean on the left-wing.The Irish international sent in a perfect cross which evaded everyone, coming out to Sessegnon on the edge of the area. He hit a powerful shot which flew in at the near post, beating a confused Joe Hart – who failed to even move.It was a strong start from the Baggies, but City pressed hard for an equaliser.Aleksandar Kolarov was the key figure in the host’s attacking play, combining well with Nasri on the left-wing.He was breaking into the area with ease, sending in crosses and having numerous attempts on goal which resulted in City winning five corners inside the first 10 minutes.And it was through the Serb that Pellegrini’s men got back into the game.Another strong run down the from the left-back saw him pick up the ball from a Nasri pass, dribbling into the area, before being taken down by West Brom goalscorer Sessegnon.Aguero stepped up for the resultant penalty, driving the ball past Ben Foster to draw the hosts level after 19 minutes.The game dropped off following the Argentine’s equaliser, as neither City nor the Baggies could create much in the driving rain.Kolarov was central to any attacks from Pellegrini’s team, although play was too often slowed down in the final third, allowing West Brom to set up their impenetrable defensive structure.The visitors managed the occasional foray into City’s half, with Sessegnon causing trouble on the edge of the area, but the Beninese attacker often made the wrong choice – passing when shooting would have been wiser.Neither team could add to the scoreline as the first-half drew to a close, and the second period started with the same slow pace.Aguero had the first real chance after 54 minutes, forcing a diving save from Foster from 25 yards, but it was the Baggies who will feel as if they should have taken the lead.Brazilian midfielder Sandro was on the penalty spot as a cross came swinging in from the right wing, and Eliaquim Mangala – who excelled against PSG in midweek – jumped into his back, knocking him to the floor.There was a great shout for a penalty from the visitors, but the officials turned down any claims, with Mangala’s hands not involved in taking Sandro to ground.Pellegrini was not please with what he had seen, and after 60 minutes he took off Fabian Delph and Wilfried Bony, replacing them with Kevin De Bruyne and Yaya Toure.Despite the duo likely to feature in the upcoming clash with PSG, Pellegrini wanted the three points, and he believed De Bruyne and Toure would bring increased pace to a faltering attack.The Chilean was rewarded less than 10 minutes later, with Belgian star De Bruyne the architect.Breaking down the right wing, the 24-year-old found Jesus Navas in the area, who squared the ball to Aguero. His shot was blocked by a Baggies’ centre-back, but the ball bounced to Nasri rushing in at the far post, who finished cooly through James Chester’s legs.The Baggies were not downhearted though, showing more attacking verve following the Frenchman’s goal than they had before City took the lead.Saido Berahino had two chances which he should have converted from inside the area, and the hosts slowed their play down once again, offering the Baggies a route back into the game.Craig Dawson sent a perfect cross in from the right, which Berahino just failed to touch in at the far post, and moments later Pulis showed his attacking intent by bringing on 16-year-old striker Jonathan Leko to offer a new threat upfront.Nasri had a chance with a curling shot to seal the win, but the Baggies continued to press for an equaliser.Craig Gardner’s long-range free-kick was tipped over by Hart, and the England keeper punched away a threatening Leko cross, whilst McLean dragged the final chance wide from the edge of the box with just seconds remaining.City end the day four points clear of fifth placed Manchester United, who have a game in hand, although there was a worry for Pellegrini as Aguero was substituted off in the dying minutes with an apparent injury. Samir Nasri celebrates scoring for Manchester City 1
WASHINGTON – The Army charged three U.S. soldiers with the premeditated murder of three male detainees in Iraq last month. The soldiers also were charged with obstructing justice for allegedly threatening to kill another soldier who was a witness in the case. A brief Army announcement in Baghdad said the three accused soldiers are in pre-trial confinement awaiting a hearing to determine whether sufficient evidence exists for the case to be referred to court-martial. The maximum penalty for murder is death under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Army’s official list of charges says each of the three soldiers is accused of premeditated murder of male detainees “of apparent Middle Eastern descent” whose names are unknown. It does not say they were Iraqis. It says the detainees were shot with an unspecified firearm at or near the Muthana Chemical Complex. In its announcement from Baghdad, the U.S. military said that on the day the alleged murders were committed the unit commander ordered an inquiry. It said a criminal investigation began May 17 and is continuing. Girouard is charged with three counts of murder, one count of conspiring with Hunsaker and Clagett to commit premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murder. Clagett and Hunsaker are each charged with two counts of murder, one count of conspiracy to commit murder and one count of attempted murder. In specifying the charges against the soldiers, the Army said Clagett, Hunsaker and Girouard also are accused of interfering with the investigation by threatening to kill Pfc. Bradley L. Mason if he testified against them.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The announcement provided no details about the alleged killings, but a defense official at the Pentagon said the three soldiers are accused of shooting three male detainees as they attempted to flee. The official discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release details. The official said the soldiers – members of the 3rd battalion, 187th infantry regiment, 101st Airborne Division – are being held in Kuwait. The killings were said to have happened during a military operation near Thar Thar Canal in northern Salahuddin province May 9. The accused soldiers were identified by the Army as Pfc. Corey R. Clagett, Spc. William B. Hunsaker and Staff Sgt. Raymond L. Girouard. The charges include murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat and wrongfully attempting to influence the testimony of a witness in the investigation. Life in prison is the maximum penalty for attempted murder and for conspiracy to commit murder. The maximum punishment for wrongfully communicating a threat is five years in prison.
Doolittle acknowledged paying his attorney more than $38,000 to talk to the Justice Department in connection with the Abramoff investigation. He refused to return the lobbyist’s donations. “Abramoff didn’t turn out to be the person I thought I knew, but I didn’t do anything untoward,” Doolittle said during the debate with Brown. “I have a perfectly clear conscience about that.” He also ignored Brown’s call to return $1,000 donated by Foley’s political action committee. Pombo also received donations from Abramoff, but later gave the money away. He faces a tough challenge from Democrat Jerry McNerney, 53, who has a doctorate in mathematics and lost to Pombo, 45, two years ago. His 11th Congressional District, which includes the eastern fringe of the San Francisco Bay area to a Central Valley farming region south of Sacramento, has seen its demographics change since Pombo first won the seat in 1992. Republicans hold a registration edge of only 7 percentage points over Democrats. Environmental groups have long portrayed Pombo, chairman of the House Resources Committee, as a villain. He has pushed for more domestic oil drilling, including in Alaska and offshore, while taking contributions from oil companies. The Republican Party has taken notice of those races. The National Republican Congressional Committee has given more than $153,000 to Doolittle and more than $650,000 to Pombo as of Oct. 23.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Like many House Republicans, John Doolittle and Richard Pombo enjoyed years of job security most politicians would envy. But no one is envying their re-election prospects now, despite a last-minute infusion of GOP campaign money and fundraising visits by President Bush. Though California is 3,000 miles from the nation’s capital, it’s not far enough for either incumbent to escape the fallout from Washington’s lobbying and congressional page scandals or the Bush administration’s roundly criticized Iraq policies. “We need to get career politicians out of Washington,” said Doolittle’s Democratic opponent, Charlie Brown, during an Oct. 11 debate. “We need to get people into Washington who are normal citizens, trying to do the right thing, putting service before self.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’That comment may typify the GOP’s plight in its uphill fight to retain a majority in the House on Nov. 7. The defeat of Doolittle and Pombo, both from normally safe Republican districts, could prove pivotal. In Doolittle’s 4th Congressional District, which stretches from Sacramento east to Nevada and north to the Oregon border, Republicans have a registration edge over Democrats of 18 percentage points. The district has sent Doolittle to Washington eight times. Brown, 56, a retired Air Force officer, is exploiting Doolittle’s ties to disgraced GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and donations from former Rep. Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who resigned after his suggestive electronic messages to congressional pages became public. Opposition isn’t coming only from Democrats. GOP voters upset over what they see as Doolittle’s ethical lapses formed “Republicans for Charlie Brown” and distributed more than 500 signs and 60,000 fliers to registered Republicans. “He has abandoned traditional conservative values and made a mockery of the public trust that he swore to uphold,” said the group’s founder, Joanne Neft of Auburn. Doolittle, 55, accepted campaign money from Abramoff, who pleaded guilty in January in a conspiracy to corrupt public officials. Doolittle also used the lobbyist’s luxury sports box for a fundraiser without initially reporting it. His wife and one of his former aides also worked for the lobbyist.
What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Brighton will complete the signing of Neal Maupay for a club-record fee in the next 24 hours, talkSPORT sources understand.The Brentford striker, 22, scored 25 goals in 43 appearances in the Championship last season and is one of the Bees’ key players. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January However, speculation surrounding his future at Griffin Park gathered momentum when he was left out their matchday squad for Saturday’s defeat at home to Birmingham.And now it appears Maupay is on his way to the Premier League, with Brighton set to fork out £20million for his services. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:03Loaded: 8.03%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:03 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen The FA’s Head of On-Field Discipline Tarik Shamel on new rules and law changes in the Premier LeagueTransfer news and gossip LIVEShould the deal go through, Maupay could even be in line to play Brighton’s first Premier League match of the 2019/20 season which sees them face Watford at Vicarage Road. Brighton will sign Neal Maupay in next 24 hours for club record £20million fee. 🤝– talkSPORT sources understand.📻 Tune in → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/Ud3dUGauNG— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 4, 2019It will be the third time this window Brighton have broken their transfer record, having already signed winger Leandro Trossard for £18m before adding Bristol City defender Adam Webster for £19.71million. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Maupay is set to arrive at the Amex Stadium a couple of days before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday. New job Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers latest FAREWELL LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Neal Maupay scored 28 goals in 49 appearances for Brentford last season deals targets Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ 1 OFF getty images BIG PRESENTS UP TOP LATEST
A landmark fisheries case has today ruled in favour of anglers in Co Donegal.More than 150 summonses against 50 anglers from the Rosses angling club for illegally fishing for Salmon on the Gweebara River thrown out. The case, brought on behalf of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), was heard at Dungloe District Court.The case had been going on for over ten years and arose when IFI established a new angling club on the Gweebara.This club had excluded anglers from the Rosses who had traditionally fished on the Gweebara from fishing there which the anglers had resisted.Independents Thomas Pringle TD and Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easpuig were in court today to support the anglers in their case.There were a number of incidents over the years where anglers from the Rosses have been prosecuted by IFI.Today’s ruling means there was no legal basis to carry out prosecutions leading to the withdrawal of the prosecutions today.“This is an outrageous abuse of power from IFI to have pursued these anglers over many years when it turns out that they have no legal powers to prosecute the anglers’ said Independent TD Thomas Pringle,He added “IFI now need to cover the legal costs of the anglers who have fought to have their traditional fishing rights on the Gweebara river recognised. They should also immediately settle the ongoing High Court action that has been dragging on for years with three of the anglers placing a huge financial and personal strain on them’.Independent TD Micheal Mac GIolla Easbuig said the dismissal of these cases is a tribute to the tireless work of the Rosses Anglers in opposing the heavy handed and now it turns out illegal actions of IFI in this case.“IFI cannot deny anglers their traditional rights to fish rivers in the county and should now start working with local anglers to develop and protect our rivers instead of wasting resourses pursuing them through the courts.”Landmark judgement as cases against 50 Donegal anglers thrown out of court was last modified: March 14th, 2017 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)