Rally in support of Kaepernick planned

first_imgMalaysia urges Indonesia to keep a lid on haze ahead of SEA Games “I Did Not Organize And Set Up This Protest. However I Still Support My Brother And His Stance On The Injustices In The USA,” Lee said in a separate Twitter post.Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers signal caller, remains unemployed a month before the start of the regular season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Seattle Seahawks are the only team that has hosted Kaepernick since he opted out of his contract with the 49ers and became a free agent.Lee and others have suggested that teams are avoiding Kaepernick, who was 2-10 as a starter with the 49ers last season, because of his anthem protest. MOST READ NFL commissioner Roger Goodell denied this month that Kaepernick was being “blackballed” but Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin said last week that he believes NFL owners are “trying to send a message” by not signing Kaepernick.“It’s frustrating because you want to have guys who are willing to speak out about things that they believe in, whether you agree with it or not,” Baldwin told ESPN.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPFilm maker Spike Lee is backing a rally in support of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who provoked controversy last season by kneeling during the US national anthem to protest against injustice in America.According to a social media post by Lee on Tuesday, the “United We Stand” rally for Kaepernick, organized by several civil rights groups, will start at 5pm (2100 GMT) on August 23 outside the NFL headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Lyceum one win away from elims sweep, annihilates JRU

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After heading into the fourth with a 68-53 lead, the Pirates then displayed a swashbuckling exhibition that bamboozled the Heavy Bombers.The Pirates scored on three consecutive dunks at the start of the fourth with Mike Nzeusseu throwing down a windmill and CJ Perez flushing home a one-hander that gave Lyceum a 74-53 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJaymar Pretta then lobbed up a pass to the open Perez on the fastbreak for an alley-oop dunk that put the Pirates up 76-55 with 8:07 left in the game.“We came to play, we came to honor the game and we will play how we always play,” said Pirates head coach Topex Robinson of the dominating win. “We are going to play the way we play even if it’s against JRU or San Beda.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNo Friday the 13th curse hovered over Lyceum as the league leader bulldozed its way past Jose Rizal University, 100-63, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates have now won all 17 of their games with just one more match remaining in their elimination round schedule while the Heavy Bombers ended the preliminaries with an 11-7 record to finish as the third seeds.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ LATEST STORIES “You always want to be at your best.”Lyceum’s victory over JRU transcended the whole elimination round, as the 37-point margin was six points shy of tying the combined losing margin of the Heavy Bombers prior to facing the Pirates in the second half of the tournament.JRU’s second-biggest loss was also against Lyceum, 96-75.Perez filled the stat sheets for the Pirates finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals.Lloyd Castor had 12 points to pace the Heavy Bombers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Bolick will stay for another year at San Beda, forgoes PBA Draftlast_img read more

PSC calls on Govt to increase income tax threshold to $100,000

first_imgThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) has presented Government with a range of proposals which it says, if implemented, could boost the ailing economy.Among the proposals is an increase in the income tax threshold to $100,000 per month.The Commission floated its recommendations by way of a public statement on Thursday, saying there were several measures which could stimulate the economy and lead to balanced growth, as well as have a positive impact on Government revenue in the medium and long term.The PSC observed that it was generally accepted that Guyana’s economy was not performing at its optimum level and that the slowdown began some two years ago.According to the PSC, while the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to reach four per cent in 2016, this is attributed primarily to the increased production of gold, especially by two large-scale gold mining operations.This, the Commission said, has masked the decline in performance of other economic sectors, but “this decline is having far-reaching implications for the business sector”.“One manifestation of this is the significant growth of non-performing loans in the commercial banking sector…The International Monetary Fund has reported that non-performing loans increased to 11.5 per cent at the end of December 2015 as compared to six per cent at the end of 2013. The challenge for Government, with the collaboration of the Private Sector, is to stimulate economic activity across all sectors,” the PSC said in its release.Among the recommendations proffered were: a permanent reduction of the corporate income tax rate, over 10 years to 20 per cent; reduction of the personal income tax rate, over 10 years, to 20 per cent; concessions on income taxation for the creation of new employment in all value-added sectors; tax breaks for new tourism assets; tax breaks for companies which set up operations in depressed communities; concessions on export tax for businesses which export, and relief on outstanding loans for the rice industry, among other thingsIt has also suggested a compulsory VAT registration and enforcement of VAT collection on all businesses which currently do not collect this tax; implementation of all PS- supported infrastructure projects; urgent approval of a harbour finance model; speedy implementation of all Government projects to release Government spending; the commencement of the design and building of Lethem Road for completion over a five-year period, with the raising of capital on international markets with tolls being used over 25 years to repay loan; implementation of plans for an alternative East Bank road, the dredging of Demerara Harbour, the building of an alternative Demerara Harbour Bridge and the facilitation of the process of ensuring reliable energy is provided at US 12 cents per KWH.The PSC is also calling for the appointment of an Economic Council for Guyana in addition to legislation to cater for a separate non-political council and internal audit departments in all government agencies.The Private Sector umbrella body is also looking to have Government enact mergers and acquisitions legislation and to introduce bankruptcy protection legislation in addition to the finalising and tabling of the E-Transactions Bill.With regard to future economic performance, the PSC wants Government to set a GDP growth rate of eight per cent while keeping the inflation rate at about two per cent.The PSC is also looking to have Government retain a system of zero-rating for selected goods for relief of lower income persons.The Private Sector body said too it wanted Government to devise and implement a plan for the industrialisation of Guyana moving away from the traditional extractive and agricultural pillars of the economy.The PSC also wants Government to reduce the purchase of Treasury Bills by 20 per cent from the prior year, in order to increase liquidity and reduce commercial banks’ interest rates.It has also proposed the utilisation of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to commence the establishment of the Government’s proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund.last_img read more

GPL seeks Private Sector rescue for electricity shortfall

first_img-discussions underway with Hope wind farm; interim agreement with GiftlandThe Guyana Power and Light (GPL) is looking to arrange power purchase agreements with a number of private firms that generate their own electricity. This includes seeking an agreement for the purchase of power from the Hope Windfarm project.This is according to GPL’s Chief Executive Officer, Albert Gordon, at a press conference hosted yesterday.GPL’s Chief ExecutiveOfficer Albert GordonGordon admitted there are challenges in arranging the agreement with the Hope Windfarm project, and with a shortfall of approximately 10 megawatts of power in the interconnected system, GPL is forced to engage in periodic load shedding exercises because it’s a case of the power company needing all the power it can get.“We have been in discussions with them. There have been some environment-related issues. That negotiation is being led from the Ministry, but we have been involved. We are looking forward to integrating them and other renewable sources into the grid,” he explained.“There were some constraints regarding the environment, and some additional work (on the agreement) might be done. But we are actively pursuing that,” the Jamaica-born CEO informed the media.Months after taking office in 2015, Government had announced that it would facilitate a US$50 million, 25-megawatt wind farm project at Hope Beach on the East Coast of Demerara.Model of the Hope wind farm projectThe Alliance For Change (AFC) subsequently identified International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) proprietor Lloyd Singh, an investor in the wind farm, as responsible for the party’s acquisition of its multimillion-dollar headquarters in February of 2016.While not as stable as hydropower, wind energy generated by turbines is a form of renewable energy. But the Hope Beach Wind Farm project, at 25 MW, is still no match for the proposed 165 MW Amaila Falls Hydro Project initiated under the previous Administration.The Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Foreign Affairs had been informed during a sitting last year August that the Hope Windfarm developer was eyeing a project launch date by the end of 2019.Giftland is among the companies in discussion with GPL to sell the power company powerOther producersMeanwhile, Operations Director Bharat Harjohn has said that GPL is engaging other self-producers, who may have excess power which they could share with the grid. It was pointed out that some producers, like Giftland Mall, have for some time indicated an interest in selling power to GPL.However, Gordon noted that buying power from an independent power-producer (IPP) is a complicated issue which includes negotiating pricing and legal matters. Gordon explained that these producers tend to pay more for the Heavy Fuel Oil they import than GPL would. As a consequence, he noted, they would naturally charge above GPL’s rates to sell back power.Amaila Falls“The Act actually speaks to an IPP being above 10 megawatts, and what you can buy from them and at what price. So there are some legal constraints that Government is helping us through. There is a price issue…“The law requires us, and even without the law, we wouldn’t want to buy power that’s too expensive. But buying power, even if it’s a little expensive, is better than having power cuts; but the law requires us to buy power below our marginal costs.”However, he noted that GPL is continuing negotiations, and that at present there is an interim agreement with Giftland that is close to being finalised. As for Banks DIH, another company GPL is in discussions with, there are some issues with exactly how much power the company could supply.“Banks and Giftland, they use heavy fuel oil and they have a substantial amount of capacity. For Banks, I think they have installed approximately 10 megawatts. But they normally use most of their power during the day. Even in peak, they normally have an excess. So we asked them very early. Up to recently, there are some technical issues (being worked out).“But also, they run their generators during the period we want the power. So the amount we’d get from them isn’t very significant. Nevertheless, we want to interconnect; the system works better when we’re interconnected. There may be times we’ll sell to them and there’ll be times we will buy from them.”Meanwhile, one project that would have assisted the Guyana Power and Light to get adequate electricity supply was the Amaila Falls hydro power project, which the Coalition Government continually blocked while controlling the National Assembly by a one-seat Opposition majority.The Norway-funded project, when completed, would have provided 165 megawatts to the National Grid, thus providing cheaper and more reliable power to citizens and businesses.last_img read more

Huskies counting on leaders to help lift team from poor start

first_imgThe Huskies are off the ice in terms of game action for the next while. Their next tilt will be on October 17 for their home opener against the Fairview Flyers. For assistant coach Todd Alexander, the leadership group needs to step up to the plate and do their part in holding their teammates accountable on the ice as there isn’t much the coaches can do to make players compete harder.“I think it just comes down to being competitive, each individual on our team and we’re not seeing that by the guys. That’s not something the coaching staff is responsible for doing,” he explained. “That’s your leadership group. I know that some of our leaders are brand new this year. That doesn’t mean they don’t know how to lead but they definitely need to stop up and grab this group by the horns and lead the way that they need to lead.”It’s up to everybody to dig in and try and correct the course of the team Alexander said, and if that happens he’s confident that the team’s fortunes will change.- Advertisement -“At the end of the day we just have to be better, period. Everybody from the coaching staff to the players have got to step it up here. If we don’t know something we need to learn it and work hard at it until we do get it. Once we do I think that we’ll really get it all together and get on a bit of a roll here,” he stated.One bit of good news emerging from practice was the return of Jordan Gies on the ice. Gies hasn’t laced up this season because of a broken hand but his return is a welcome one after registering 38 points in 30 games last season.“He’s one of those guys that doesn’t wear a letter on his jersey but he’s definitely a leader in the dressing room. He’s a 21 year old so he’s important to us that way as we’re a pretty young team. Gies brings a lot of things to the table that we really like and energy is one of those things he brings each and every night. That’s something that we’re missing right now and we could definitely use that in our lineup.Advertisementlast_img read more

GAA RESULTS : DONEGAL SOUTH

first_imgU-13 Div 1 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Sep-2011 Naomh Conaill 4 – 12 0 – 6 Four Masters Naomh Connaill 24-Sep-2011 Dungloe 8 – 12 1 – 1 Naomh Mhuire DungloeMinor Div 1 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Sep-2011 St Johns 2 – 4 1 – 16 Naomh Conaill Ardara Rearranged Play Off Minor Championship Division 2 FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Sep-2011 Four Masters 2 – 5 0 – 12 Naomh Naille Naomh Brid Linesman Pat Walsh & T FitzpatrickGAA RESULTS : DONEGAL SOUTH was last modified: September 25th, 2011 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:Donegal SouthGAA RESULTSlast_img read more

OPENING NIGHT WINS FOR 4 CLUBS IN GIRLS U14 CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgTHERE were opening night wins for four clubs in the first round of the girls U14 Football Championship.In Group 4, Termon had a comfortable win over Letterkenny Gaels at the Tech playing fields in Letterkenny, dominating proceedings from start to finish.Elsewhere in the group, Milford had a very good win at home over near-neighbours Fanad Gaels whilst Na Dunaibh also had a very good win over Glenswilly in Downings. In Group 3 Four Masters beat Killybegs whilst the Bundoran v N Columba game was postponed.Aodh Ruadh play St Naul’s tonight.   OPENING NIGHT WINS FOR 4 CLUBS IN GIRLS U14 CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: April 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalLadies FootballResultsU14’slast_img read more

St. Michael’s seniors defeated by Kilcar last Sunday

first_imgChampionshipBoth teams travelled to Towney on Sunday last to take on Kilcar in the Senior Championship. The Seniors were defeated on a scoreline of Kilcar 2-15 St. Michael’s 0-7.The St. Michael’s teams and scorers were: Mark Anthony McGinley Chris McElhinney, Stephen Doak, Michael Gallagher, Michael Cannon, Christy Toye, Daniel McLaughlin, Michael McGinley, Ciaran Gallagher, Martin McElhinney, Colm McFadden 0-2, Michael Langan 0-3, Andrew Kelly 0-1, Brian McLaughlin, Ryan Langan. Subs: Oisin Langan for Brian McLaughlin, Liam Paul Ferry for Michael Cannon and Keelan McGee for Andrew Kelly.The Reserves drew on a scoreline of Kilcar 0-11 St. Michael’s 1-8. The St. Michael’s team and scorers were: D. Fleming, P. McFadden, T. O’Donnell, J. Hunter, B. McColgan, C. Toye 1-3, R. Friel, C. Carr, L. McDaid 0-2, D. McCarry, B. Rodden 0-1, D. Doak, S. Coyle 0-2, H. O. Donnell, C. Gallagher. Subs: S. Langan for T. O’Donnell and N. Toye for Daniel Doak.Thanks to Bernie and Manus who brought the Under 10 team to Kilcar on Sunday last to play at half time.They had a great day out.Good luck to both the Senior and Reserve Teams as the host St. Eunans at The Bridge on this Sunday the 4th September in the third game in Group B of the County Championship. This is a winner take all game for both teams. The throw ins are at 12.30pm and 2pm. Please note Throw in times. SympathyThe Club extends deepest sympathy to Brian Dolan Margaret Ann and family Ards on the death of Brian’s uncle Michael Harrington in Bawrs Castletownbere Co. Cork on Monday last. Sympathy is also extended to the entire family circle.St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 2,4,7,8,9,14. There were 2 Match 5 winners Stephen Doherty Derryart Creeslough and Ann Marie Kelly Creesloughbeg Creeslough. This weeks Jackpot be €2450.The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook.St. Michael’s Bingo SessionThe €100 on the 5th Game at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was won by Margaret Brennan Massinas Creeslough, the €100 on the 10th Game was won by Máire Coll Rockhill.Every house New Car if you check on 45 Numbers or less with the Lucky number in the Panel and also called in the first five numbers of that game. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2450. The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.CongratulationsCongratulations to Theresa McGinley Dunfanaghy who won €6000 in the Kilcar Mini Lotto on Sunday night last.St. Michael’s Lotto RotaThe St. Michael’s Lotto Rota for this Saturday night the 3rd September is as follows: Dunfanaghy Rose Toye and Brid Gallagher, Creeslough/Shandon William Sheridan.SOS for Photographs!Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.iePlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes. Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardU8s & U10sU8s&U 10s made the long journey up to Kilcar on Sunday last to play at the halftime interval in the senior championship game. All players were thrilled to be playing championship football if only for 15 mins. Afterwards, we had a meal the Blue Haven Hotel followed by a stop off in Arena7 where the children we treated to a game of bowling and a game of laser tag. Thanks to everyone involved in what was “the greatest day”. Training continues this Thursday as normal at the Bridge from 6-7pm.Bus from Creeslough at 5.45pm. E 3 for the bus.U13sThe U13s lost away to Convoy last Friday evening after a hard performance! The lads are now scheduled away to Fanad Gaels on Wednesday evening August 31st .Any queries please contact Darragh or Brandan.MinorsSt Michael’s played away to Muff last Tuesday night in the Championship Group stages and won well! That gives the boys two wins from two games now after previously beating Buncrana. The lads are now scheduled to play Convoy on Wednesday August 31st.RegistrationAnyone still wishing to register/pay outstanding monies please contact either Suzi on 0872849214 or Anne Marie on 0879454107 ASAP.Parish League BookletAnyone who wishes to receive a Parish League Booklet can contact Margaret Ann on 0876207919.Also some league champions 2015 booklets still available.St. Michael’s seniors defeated by Kilcar last Sunday was last modified: August 30th, 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)Tags:GAAkilcarNotesSt Michaelslast_img read more

Man United pre-season tour cull to save them £500k

first_imgManchester United will save £500,000 by cutting 50 staff from their pre-season tour of America.Initially, the club planned to take 150 members of staff with them for a five-game trip, which includes matches against Liverpool and Real Madrid.Manager Jose Mourinho and his squad flew to Los Angeles on Sunday to train ahead of their first game against Club America on 20 July in Arizona. But, according to The Sun, people from the commercial and in house media team were told they were not going with the squad as early as last week.There will also be fewer former players on the trip to participate in ‘legends’ meet and greets with organisers and sponsors.The cuts reflect the lack of first team stars on the tour due to their involvement in the World Cup.United have already had to switch the venue for the game against Milan on 26 July to reflect ticket sales.The friendly was originally due for the 90,000 capacity Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Los Angeles.That will now take place at the 30,000 capacity Stubhub centre in LA.Not only are the club without their World Cup stars, but Alexis Sanchez has also been unable to join the squad because of visa issues. 2 Sanchez will join United’s tour of the US at a later datecenter_img Jose Mourinho and his squad have flown to America to begin their pre-season training 2last_img read more

SUSI ‘REVIEW’ WON’T HELP THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AFFECTED THIS YEAR – MCCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has said an external review of the new student grant processing system, SUSI, will do nothing to help the thousands of students affected by the grant crisis this year.Deputy McConalogue said we don’t need a review to tell us that this system has been a complete mess from the beginning.“This, coupled with a lack of leadership from the Minister for Education, has caused real hardship for thousands of student nationwide. “The students whose education has been put in jeopardy as a result of this crisis need more from Minister Quinn. Some were forced to drop out of third level altogether while others had severe difficulty accessing college resources. We now learn that the USI has been forced to provide food packages to those students who, more than 4 months into the academic year, are still waiting for the support they need to stay in college. And yet none of these students have any independent means of appealing SUSI’s decisions or complaining about how they were treated.“The problems at SUSI are clearly issues of maladministration. And yet, it was confirmed to Fianna Fáil before Christmas that SUSI will not come under the remit of the Ombudsman until this summer. As the Ombudsman will only have the power to investigate future claims, none of the students affected by any maladministration at SUSI this academic year will be eligible to have their cases investigated.He added “I am again calling on the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn to immediately establish an administrative independent appeals and complaints mechanism on a temporary basis to cover the period until SUSI comes under the Ombudsman’s remit.”  SUSI ‘REVIEW’ WON’T HELP THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AFFECTED THIS YEAR – MCCONALOGUE was last modified: January 7th, 2013 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:Charlie McConalogueSUSIlast_img read more