Thousands attend Brexit referendum protest in London

first_imgHundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union are marching through central London to demand a new Brexit referendum.Marchers set off in central London with banners proclaiming “the best deal is no Brexit” and “we demand a People’s Vote” in what organisers said could be the biggest anti-Brexit protest yet.While there was no official estimate of the numbers, campaign organisers said hundreds of thousands of people were in the crowd as it began to march. Organisers were confident that the size of the crowd would exceed a similar rally held in October when supporters said about 700,000 people turned up.Two hundred coaches from around Britain were booked to take people to London for the march.A petition to cancel Brexit altogether gained over four million signatures in just three days after British Prime Minister Theresa May told the public “I am on your side” over Brexit and urged MPs to get behind her deal.An online petition demanding the Government stops the Brexit process had topped four million signatures by this morning. Thousands attend Brexit referendum protest in London was last modified: March 23rd, 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:BrexitDonegal-Derry Borderhard borderlast_img read more

McKinleyville, Fort Bragg ready for rematch in NCS D-IV semifinal round

first_imgWhen the McKinleyville High baseball team last faced Fort Bragg it was in the championship round of the Fort Bragg Tournament on March 16.McKinleyville won that game 5-4, claiming its first Fort Bragg tourney title since 1995 — a year in which the Panthers went on to win a North Coast Section championship.On Friday No. 2 seeded McKinleyville (21-3) will take on No. 5 Fort Bragg (21-5) again, this time in the semifinal round of the NCS Division-IV playoffs.On March 16 little separated the two …last_img read more

SA, Equatorial Guinea eye more trade

first_img8 February 2013 Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe is optimistic that South Africa and Equatorial Guinea have room for increased trade and investment. Thabethe was speaking on her return to South Africa on Thursday following a four-day outward trade and investment mission to Equatorial Guinea, where she led a business delegation comprising representatives from 13 South African companies. “In my short stay in Equatorial Guinea, I was mostly impressed by the multiple infrastructural development projects that they have undertaken,” Thabethe said. “I could determine from observing the state of their road infrastructure, the buildings and electricity network that this is a healthy economy with abundant opportunities.” During her trip, Thabethe held discussions with the country’s minister of mines, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang, on possible collaboration in the sector. The minister said Equatorial Guinea would be sending a delegation to South Africa to engage relevant industry stakeholders. “I am confident that from the business-to-business interactions that took place during the mission, and the intelligence gathered from presentations and the site visits, [that] we are in a better position to achieve our goal of establishing new markets and increasing the flow of trade between the two countries.” Thabethe’s visit was a follow-up to a state visit by Equatorial Guinea President Teodore Nguema Mbasogo to South Africa in 2011. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Sepp Blatter plans to sue FIFA, Gianni Infantino for damaging his reputation

first_imgFormer FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives to the hotel St Regis in Moscow, on June 19, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter plans to sue world football’s governing body and his successor for allegedly spreading “false information” and damaging his reputation, according to a news report published Wednesday.“I will take legal actions against Gianni Infantino and FIFA,” Blatter told Swiss news magazine Weltwoche.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments LATEST STORIES “I’ve had it. Enough is enough,” he said.The 83-year-old former president was suspended from FIFA in 2015 amid a gigantic corruption scandal that rocked world football to its core.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut he claimed in Wednesday’s interview that statements issued by FIFA regarding alleged payments he had received contained false information.“The information and the different statements issued by FIFA regarding my income are untrue and have therefore been detrimental to my reputation,” he said. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated And he questioned the channels through which the payment had come to prosecutors’ attention four years later, saying he suspected Infantino.“The way my successor has treated me is incomprehensible, given that he took over a very profitable organisation,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He alleged that FIFA had spread “fake information and a deceitful representation” of the facts.Among other things, he challenged allegations that following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil he had received a bonus of 12 million Swiss francs ($12 million, 10.5 million euros).“Information that I received this bonus is false,” he said.He also charged that false allegations had been made about his pension, and lamented that FIFA had failed to hand back his belongings confiscated after his suspension, including a valuable watch collection and personal documents.Blatter, whose is serving a six-year ban from world football, also insisted that a $2-million payment he authorized in 2011 to Michel Platini, former head of UEFA and his one-time heir apparent, had been handled correctly.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img PBA D-League: Petron-Letran routs Batangas-EAC, awaits fate of playoff bid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more