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SN Brussels Sued for over US$1M Damages

first_imgAfter failing to account for several items belonging to Cllr. Moiffie Kanneh, SN Brussels Airlines, one of the leading commercial airlines operating in the country, has been taken to the Civil Law Court and sued to pay US$1,012,010 in damages.In his Action of Damages for Wrong filed in court, lawyers representing Kanneh are demanding that SN Brussels Airline be held liable to pay US$12,010 as special damages and US$1,000,000 as general damages for the “inconveniencies, serious embarrassment, humiliation, mental anguish the defendant’s action has caused him to the extent that he cannot interact freely with his friends and other relatives.”Kanneh’s lawyers also asked the court to award their client punitive damages in any amount it would deem necessary for the airline’s wrongful handling of his luggage.Some of the missing items in the luggage, according to the plaintiff, include a Samsung HTC and Black Beret phone, several items of clothing, drugs and medical material, as well as, watches, and camera.The suit alleges that on July 18, 2015, Kanneh, who is an employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), decided to take his annual vacation last year in the United States, where he would spend time with his family, relatives and friends.Based on that, he went to the management of SN Brussels and purchased a round trip ticket that would afford him the opportunity to travel to the US and back to Liberia.After staying a few weeks in the US, Kanneh chose to return home to resume work at UNMIL.Unfortunately, on August 4, after Kanneh disembarked from Flight 124 at the Roberts International Airport, he alleged that he was told that one of his luggages could not be located.He was also informed by the airline that his luggage may have been placed on another flight and was therefore told by the company to give them a few days to check with other connecting flights to see if his luggage would be identified.According to the court record, Kanneh agreed because some of the items in the missing luggage were belongings of other people who went to his house to take delivery of their properties sent by their relatives residing in the US.The document further alleged that after several calls and conversations, on August 13, Cllr. Kanneh was informed by one Benedict, who was then designated representative of the airline, to fill out a Baggage Inventory Form and to make a full listing of the items that were contained in the luggage.In compliance with Benedict’s request, Kanneh alleged, he listed the items in the missing bag.Besides, the records alleged the management of SN Brussels advised Kanneh to do a formal complaint to the Customer Relations Section of the airline, which he did.While waiting for a response, Konneh claimed that he sent several letters as reminders to the company, but unfortunately he did not receive any positive result. Instead, the airline promised that they were still looking into the matter.“Some of the items contained in the missing luggage belong to other people who have written our client expressing their disgust and questioning his hard earned reputation, which he built over the years,” the lawyers stated in their suit, adding “he received several letters from owners of some of the missing items also expressing dissatisfaction over the manner in which our client was handling the issue of their items that were entrusted into the care of Kanneh.”“No matter how much explanation he gives, people are still doubting him saying that he has converted those items into his personal use and is only trying to give frivolous excuse or cover-up stories to lie on the airline,” the lawyers said in their lawsuit.Therefore, the lawyers said the action of the SN Brussels management has caused serious injury to his reputation and embarrassment to his character as a lawyer and statesman to the extent he is unable to move freely, because everywhere he goes, especially among his friends and relatives, people would ask him about their missing items.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chemelil draw a wake-up call, says Kerr

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving out instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League match. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has described his side’s 2-2 draw with Chemelil in Kericho on Wednesday as a ‘wake-up call’ and has urged his side to pick lessons from the tie moving forward.Gor Mahia led 2-0 with goals from Humphrey Mieno and Ephraim Guikan but the sugar millers fought back to get a point after Boniface Oluoch’s red card in the second half. “I think it was important that the match ended that way because probably we had started becoming complacent and comfortable with the success we have had. The players can now see that in football, you cannot afford to take anything for granted,” Kerr told Capital Sport.He at the same time was left seething with the continous story that has followed his side the entire season; missed chances.“I mean we should kill games early enough. Probably the pitch wasn’t the best but we had chances in the first half that we should have buried. It was always going to be difficult with 10 men but we should not be letting the game get that tough,” the tactician offered.Gor Mahia players join Francis Kahata in celebrating his sumptuous goal against Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Machakos Stadium on April 22, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDespite the drop in two points, K’Ogalo still opened a three point gap to second placed Mathare United on top of the standings with the two sides set to clash in a top of the table clash in Machakos on Sunday.Meanwhile, Tusker FC boss Robert Matano hopes that the team’s 1-0 win over Wazito FC on Wednesday will hand his charges the much needed confidence and mark the turnaround for their season.The brewers had won only twice in 11 games but on his first match in charge, Matano led the side to victory.“It was very important for us to win because the season has not gone down well for us. Now I am hoping that this will give us renewed confidence because we have to stabilize before mid-season. There has been improvement but there is still so much work to do,” the experienced tactician added.Vihiga United’s Dennis Ombewa attempts to shoot under pressure from Tusker FC’s Timothy Otieno during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Ruaraka Complex on April 15, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe Brewers moved to 13th in the standings with the victory. They will face Sony Sugar at their Ruaraka backyard on Sunday.At the same time, Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna was impressed with his team’s performance despite their loss to Tusker, and only rued the missed chances.“I think today the better team lost because we played very well especially in the second half. We had chances to score and on a better day we should have buried them. But we pick the positives and move forward because as a team we have improved very much,” Ouna said.Wazito ranked 12th will turn their attention to Sofapaka whom they face in the late kick off at the Ruaraka Complex on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: Striker latest, Euro 2016 star to leave, plus more

first_img 5 5 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) – Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Arsenal transfer news… – Clearly in the hunt for a striker this summer, the Gunners have enquired about the French international, according to the Daily Mail. They want £42m for the player and have no need to sell for any lower as they have just gained £21m from Samuel Umtiti’s move to Barcelona. 5 Olivier Giroud – With reports linking Arsenal with moves for Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata in recent months, it’s understandable if Arsene Wenger chooses to ditch the French striker. Instead, though, the Daily Mirror believe Arsenal have turned down a number of enquiries for the player. 5 N’Golo Kante (Leicester City) – Arsenal and Chelsea may have fancied themselves as leading the race for the French midfield star but now they have a rival for his signature. Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG are now in for the 25-year-old star and could blow the Premier League duo out of the water with a huge £35m bid, say the Daily Mirror. Arsene Wenger may be in France casting his eyes over Euro 2016 but this isn’t stopping Arsenal transfer business it seems.Manchester United have already made three huge moves in the market and now the Gunners may be forced into action sooner rather than later.Having already attempted to sign Jamie Vardy this summer, it seems safe to say Wenger is keen on landing another striker.But what is the latest gossip doing the rounds? Click the right arrow above to find out… Arda Turan (Barcelona) – The Turkish star hasn’t had the best of times since a move to the Nou Camp and could be on his way out this summer. At 29, Turan is willing to leave to get more game-time and while Fenerbahce are the team to have contacted Barcelona over his availability, Arsenal are considering entering the race, according to reports in Spain. 5 Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal may have a battle on their hands if they wish to keep the Chilean superstar. Juventus, who could have cash to burn if they sell Paul Pogba, are keen as they look to rebuild and collect a sixth successive Scudetto and the two-time Copa America winner is one of their top targets this summer. The Gunners have knocked back an enquiry and insisted he is not on the market, despite quoting a £34m fee when they asked about his value. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA PRESENTATION NIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 21ST OF FEBRUARY

first_imgBuncrana GAA News: Club Presentation NightHere’s a date to add to your diary – the Club’s Presentation night has been confirmed for Saturday 21st Feb. Tickets will be €15 each. This year we’re going for a less formal, more socialable approach with a buffet followed by our presentations and disco. More details to follow including special guests, etc, but at least keep the date in mind for now. Tickets available from usual sources!Gone but not forgotten!The Club was delighted to see two former members scaling new heights last week. Congratulations to Matty Deeney and Declan Walsh on reaching the Junior Club All Ireland finals with their respective clubs and codes – Matty Deeny for football with John Mitchels of Liverpool (final 14th February) and Declan Walsh in hurling with Fullen Gaels of Manchester (final Sunday 15th February). Both players played all their underage Football/Hurling with Buncrana and its good to see the Club nurturing such future talent.Coaches and Managers 2015 With most of the positions now filled the Club is looking forward to a successful 2015 season in all codes at all age levels and in both genders! We will publish the full management and coaches list for the new season in next week’s Notes once everyone has been ratified. Let’s get behind our teams and give everyone, players and management, the support they need to make it a season to remember!Club Officer TrainingThis training will be held on 4th of February in Ballybofey and will be particularly useful for those Officers who have taken on new roles.Mizen to Malin Club FundraiserThe Clubs big fundraising ‘cyclathon’ is definitely going ahead, starting from Mizen June 30 th and ending in Malin on July 5 th . The Club has earmarked this as our major fundraising event for 2015 and is bringing on a local charity (which one is yet to be confirmed) as a partner. This event will be a prime example of our Club fundraising to support our young people’s activities and contribute to local community development at the same time. Anybody interested in doing the cycle or helping organise please contact Brian Stokes. This is a massive undertaking and lot of support roles need to be filled.Garda VettingNew Garda Vetting forms have been in place since July 2014 and are available for download from our website, Club Secretary, Grainne Ui Chearain, or Childrens Officer, Gary Duffy. Any club member who has responsibility for or contact with underage members in the course of their involvement with the club has to be Garda vetted.Donegal GAA Yearbook Donegal GAA Year Book is available now. This is a good read and amazing to see how much the club achieved in 2014 – here’s hoping we do as well or better in 2015. For your copy contact Grainne on 0864650200.Underage NewsCounty Squad SuccessCongratulations from all at the Club to the following players who have made it onto County squads:Under 18 – Amy Casey and Louise Devlin and Emma Mc Laughlin, Sophie “Roe” Doherty and Shannon Hegarty who are on the County 14 and Development Squads.TrainingFootballU16 Boys Football Training will restart on Monday 2nd Feb at 4.15pm in the ScarveyU14 Boys Football Training will start on Saturday February 14th at 2pm Sharp in Scarvey. Training will be on Tues evenings from 7 – 8.30p, and Fridays from 4.30pm to 6pm. Anyone who wants to come back or try Gaelic are more than welcome to come down. Don’t Forget Gum Shields, Boots and €2 – Any questions contact Aidan on 0862762671U10 Boys Football resumes this Saturday 7th from 4.30 – 5.30pm in Buncrana Youth Club. Any queries please contact Manager Leo Gill (086) 086 8260. Don’t forget Gum Shield and €2. All new members welcome.U6 Friday evening 6.30 – 7.30U8 Boys Football Training has changed to Saturday from 3.30-4.30 in Buncrana Youth Club.U8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30HurlingU8 & U10 Sunday 11amUnder 10’s hurlers had their first blitz of the year in Burt/Aileach on Saturday with 4 tough games which saw the team getting better & better with every game played. The team was delighted to come out of Aileach with an unbeaten record. Thanks to David Guilfoyle and his team.U12 Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 (cancelled on Monday evening because of Mocks)All training takes part indoors at Crana College so no excuses about bad weather! All past members welcome but we will be particularly happy to see loads of new faces. Come along and meet your friends, make new ones, get fit and healthy and play your national games.Girls Football Wednesday nights in Illies Development CentrePlease note that U12 girls has been changed to 6.30 – 7.30pm (U14’s also on at this time). We will be moving back to our usual Monday night in the Scarvey when we go back to outdoor training in a few weeks. Please bring water & €2. All existing and new players are most welcome.Under 14 6.30 – 7.30Under 12 6.30-7.30Senior 8.30 – 9.30Club WebsiteWant to keep right up-to-date on local Buncrana Club news? Just enter your email address into “Receive Club Notes by Email” on the club’s homepage at http://www.buncranagaa.com/ to automatically receive the Club’s Weekly Notes.You can renew your annual membership online now at the website too – and you don’t even have to be in Buncrana! Membership now open worldwide…just click on the link below to renew online http://www.buncranagaa.com/buncrana-gaa-club-membership/Club LottoCongratulations to James Doherty (Shivey), winner of the monthly draw for €500. The monthly draw is held at the end of the month if the jackpot is not won. Lotto no’s drawn: 11, 13, 25, and 28. This week’s Jackpot is €4925!!Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list.If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa@buncranagaa , or visit our website www.buncranagaa.comGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA PRESENTATION NIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 21ST OF FEBRUARY was last modified: February 2nd, 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:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Gareth Southgate expected to make multiple changes for Switzerland game

first_img 3 England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 England’s loss at home to Spain on Saturday night made it three in a row after defeats to Croatia and Belgium at the World Cup in the summer.But Southgate is determined to give as many players in the squad as he can a decent run-out during the international break even though the Swiss go into the game in good form having beaten Iceland 6-0 in their Nations League opener on Saturday.Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Tarkowski and Kyle Walker are set to come in at the back, while Fabian Delph, Eric Dier and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could make up an experimental midfield.And Danny Welbeck – who was perhaps unfortunate to not get on the scoresheet against the Spanish after having a stoppage-time goal disallowed – is expected to start up front alongside captain Harry Kane at the King Power Stadium. sad day 3 RIP LEGEND 3 have a look Second is best “We’ve got incredibly tough fixtures [Croatia and Spain away in October].“We accept they’re going to be huge challenges for us in October, two away games, but we’ve got to try and find a way to win those matches.”England vs Switzerland: Live talkSPORT commentary, TV channel, start time and team news GETTING READY There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 preparation Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek is set to be given a chance to shine Southgate said: “We have to give the other players that haven’t played a start.“It’s important for their development, physically there are a lot of players that haven’t had a game of football yet this year, they need – having come away for ten days – football.“There are players that have a valid case for getting into the starting team and we need to see what they can do when they come in and being ready for when they come into competitive games.“So, I think, on this occasion, that’s the approach we have to take for Tuesday. Southgate is adamant multiple changes is the best course of action TALENT Gareth Southgate is expected to make wholesale changes to England’s line-up against Switzerland despite the fact the Three Lions are on the verge of their worst ever run of results.The manager could make up to NINE changes for Tuesday night’s friendly – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 20:00 – despite the fact a defeat would see England lose four games in a row for the first time in the team’s history. Latest England News explained ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp Southgate’s England side were unable to get a result against Spain at Wembley Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death last_img read more

Negotiations underway between ASTI and Department of Education

first_imgTalks have resumed this afternoon between the The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) and the Department of Education over the issue of payment for recently qualified teachers.This follows four hours of negotiations yesterday afternoon, and several meetings over the past two weeks.The Department told the ASTI that payments would be made immediately if they agree to sign the Lansdowne Road Agreement. The Department of Education say that the ASTI’s withdrawal from supervisory and substitution duties is directly linked to their refusal to work the Croke Park hours (less than one hour a week). However, every other civil servant work those hours.Widespread closures of over half of Ireland’s secondary schools is to be expected tomorrow as 17,500 teachers withdraw from their supervisory duties. Some 200,000 students will be affected.In addition to withdrawing from supervisory and substitution duties, the ASTI have organised six strike days over the next month.Strike days are as follows;Tuesday, November 8thWednesday, November 16thThursday, November 24thTuesday, November 29thTuesday, December 6thWednesday, December 7th To see if your school will be affected by the strike click here.Negotiations underway between ASTI and Department of Education was last modified: November 6th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

There Is No Such Thing as a Ready-to-Buy Lead

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now A ready to buy lead is a unicorn. It’s a fairy tale.If you’re going to succeed in sales, you take your leads where you find them. So what if they’re not yet ready to buy? The question you should be asking yourself is “who is going to help get them ready to buy?”If your not-so-ready to buy lead is very early in the buying process, you can help them understand and define their needs. If you can do one thing to improve your results in sales it is to get in front of a deal. There aren’t many things that put you further in front than catching your prospect right as they start to recognize their dissatisfaction and looking for answers.If your not-quite-there yet lead is trying to evaluate their options, you get the chance to help them understand what choices are available to them, to understand and weigh the trade-offs that accompany those choices, and to differentiate your offering from the field. You might not be as far in front as you’d like to be, but you have an opportunity to create value. Because you have the opportunity to create value, you can help guide your lead closer to the buying decision.Even if the lead that’s dropped on your desk has already made the decision to buy from your competitor and is only calling you confirm their decision to buy, you still have a chance to convert the lead. You have to be brave enough to ask them not to make the decision without seeing you first, and you have to be doubly brave to ask them what would cause them not decide to buy from your competitor. (I have had to do this a half a dozen times because I happened to make a call and connect with a prospect when they were already trying to resolve their concerns. I was successful a few times, and I won a few more when the client didn’t get what they wanted from someone else).It would be wonderful if marketing provided you with a lead that only required that you answer a few questions and send over the paperwork. But you know that isn’t going to happen. You take your leads as they lie.Selling isn’t easy. If it was, everybody would be great at selling.last_img read more

New Visa Scheme to Attract Highly-Skilled Foreign Workers in Australia

first_imgThe Australian government announced a new visa scheme on March 19 to attract highly skilled global talent and deliver innovation to the country. The new program will be piloted from July 1, 2018.The Global Talent Scheme will consist of two components — an established business stream and a start-up stream. “Established businesses with an annual turnover of more than $4 million will be able to sponsor highly skilled and experienced individuals for positions with earnings above $180,000 into Australia,” the department of home affairs said in a statement.The employers will have to demonstrate that they prioritize the employment of Australians and that skills transfer will be facilitated to Australian workers as a result of the person being granted a visa. The sponsoring business must have a track record of hiring and training Australians.“The government recognizes there is fierce competition globally for high-tech skills and talent, and that attracting these people helps to transfer skills to Australian workers and grow Australian-based businesses,” the statement added.Technology-based and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related start-up businesses will also be able to sponsor experienced people with specialized technology skills.Start-ups will need to be recognized by a start-up authority and demonstrate that they prioritize the employment of Australians. In both cases, a four-year Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS) will be issued with permanent residence applications available after three years.A TSS visa enables employers to address labor shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers in situations where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian, according to the Department of Home Affairs.Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said that the new scheme is in recognition of the fact that global talent is in high demand and pathways need to be provided for the Australian businesses to access this.“We want to ensure that Australian businesses can access the best talent in the world, because this will underpin business growth, skills transfer and job creation. At all stages, Australians are prioritized for the jobs, but where the skills and experience are not available here, we want to be able to attract talent from overseas,” Tudge said.He added that the move is a part of the ongoing reforms to the county’s skilled visa programs to ensure that Australians have priority for Australian jobs, “but acknowledge that there are times when the skills are not available in the country.”Industry figures reveal that globally mobile, highly skilled and experienced staff can act as “job multipliers” in Australian businesses, helping them to hire more local staff and fill critical areas of need, Michaelia Cash, the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, said.“The new scheme will particularly help Australian employers in our growing innovation sector and help them to create more Australian jobs,” Cash added.The new scheme will initially run on a trial of 12 months, starting in July this year. Related ItemsAustraliaEmploymentlast_img read more

IPL Qualifier: Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to enter final

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