GCCI appeals to President not to assent

first_imgControversial Broadcast BillThe Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) has expressed concern over Government using its “slim majority” to advance legislation to amend the Broadcast Bill.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the GCCI appealed to President Granger to withhold his assent to the Bill in its current format, urging the Head of State to instead send it to a Select Committee.The GCCI has posited that the bill should be handed over to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo — who has the Information portfolio — to hold consultations with various industry stakeholders.The GCCI has opined that Government should consider amending the language in the bill in an effort to make it more appealing to stakeholders. The body pointed out that its stance was taken following various consultations among its members within the media industry.“GCCI would like to register its concerns with the current legislation approved by a slim majority in Parliament… We note that the legislation includes two particularly contentious portions,” the veteran body noted in reference to Section 9 (1) and the First Schedule of the 2017 Amendment to the Broadcast Bill.According to Section 9 (1) of the bill, “Every person carrying on a broadcasting service immediately before the commencement of this Act, for which a licence had been previously issued, shall apply, within thirty days of the commencement of this Act, for a licence in accordance with the provisions of the Principal Act, as amended by this Act, for the continuation of the broadcasting service.”The GCCI says this language “creates an abrupt process” which, in its view, could see some broadcasters and entrepreneurs “having to wind up their operations within an unreasonable amount of time”.“Some of these entrepreneurs have invested into equipment and have bank debt securing their investment; therefore they would need a more reasonable timeframe and an appeals process that (would) allow for fairness in the process,” the GCCI has reasoned.The GCCI further expressed its objection to the first schedule, which insists that: “Every broadcasting agency shall broadcast public service programmes in the following manner – (a) for a total of up to sixty minutes per day; (b) between 6:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs; and (c) free of cost.”It also states that the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) reserves the right to direct a broadcasting agency to broadcast emergency notices or disaster warnings for any length of time, and regularly during peak or prime advertising time periods, depending on the nature of the emergency and having regard to public safety.GCCI sees this section as Government intrusion, and highlighted that it threatens freedom of expression.“It is important to note that, in the Constitution of Guyana, freedom of expression, which as James Madison, one of the architects of the US Constitution, posited, is a free trade in ideas that is necessary for servicing the civic needs of a democratic polity, is guaranteed, and broadcasters, once licensed, can be seen as public trustees of the spectrum. Therefore, to require an intrusion with Government-chosen programming violates this notion of freedom of expression,” reasoned GCCI.last_img read more

Stevens at Turf Club

first_imgIn addition to his installation into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Stevens won the prestigious George Wolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1996. It was the character of Wolf that Stevens played in the movie “Seabiscuit.” That award was followed by the Mike Venizia Memorial Award for “extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship” and the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey in the United States. In 2002, Stevens wrote a book about his life called “The Perfect Ride.” After 25 years of life on the track, Stevens retired in 2005. Months later, he began his new career as a broadcast racing analyst with TVG and NBC Sports. The fairgrounds are at 2551 West Avenue H (at the 14 Freeway) in Lancaster. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com. Horse racing enthusiasts will have an opportunity to meet Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens on Saturday at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds during a meet-and-greet appearance between 2 and 4 p.m. at the fairground’s satellite wagering facility, the Turf Club. Stevens will be autographing special souvenir postcards, which will be available for purchase. Admission for the event is $5 for all ages. Celebrity jockeys are a rare sight in the Antelope Valley, and Gary Stevens is among the rarest. Some may remember him for the acting role he played in the Academy Award-nominated movie “Seabiscuit.” But his real resum as an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey reads like a horse racing fan’s wish list. Stevens has won eight Triple Crown races, including three Kentucky Derbys, two Preakness Stakes and three Belmont Stakes. His mounts have collected over $221 million. He holds the record for Santa Anita Derby wins, nine in all. Wins in eight Breeder’s Cup races add to his cachet. Topping his awards are international wins, including the 1998 Dubai World Cup and 1991 Japan Cup. With a total of 25,442 career mounts and more than 5,000 wins, Stevens ranks among the winning-est riders ever. He is one of only 20 jockeys in history to reach this victory milestone, joining the ranks of other celebrated riders such as Bill Shoemaker, Laiffit Pincay and Angel Cordero. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gor cage Zoo to storm back to KPL summit

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans into jubilation.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15- What seemed like a second string Gor Mahia squad beat Zoo Kericho 4-2 as the Kenyan Premier League defending champions moved back to the summit of the standings with their second consecutive win of the season at the Kericho Green Stadium on Thursday.Goals from Jack Tuyisenge, Boniface Omondi, Joachim Oluoch and Samuel Onyango saw Gor pick maximum points on the road with Zoo scoring via skipper Johnstone Ligare and Nicholas Kipkurui. Head coach Dylan Kerr made nine changes from the side that won 2-0 against Leones Vegeteranios in the CAF Champions League over the weekend, with his eyes fixed on the return leg in Malabo on Wednesday.The only two surviving members from that team were captain Harun Shakava and forward Meddie Kagere.However, the downside to Gor Mahia’s second consecutive four-goal show was the injury suffered by striker Tuyisenge, barely five minutes after hitting the opener.Kerr approached the match with a  change in formation as well, going for three at the back with new signing Charles Momanyi making his debut while Oluoch made his first start for the club since joining in June last year.-Oluoch chances-Wesley Onguso and Omondi were employed as wingbacks with Cersidy Okeyo, Philemon Otieno and Bernard Ondieki playing through the centre of the pack. Tuyisenge and Kagere were paired up in attack.Gor Mahia fans (Green Army) rally behind their team as they hosted Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea in the first leg of the CAF Champions League at the Machakos Stadium on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIt was a fast paced opening half with each side giving enormous energy into attack.Oluoch had the game’s first two chances, both coming off set pieces. In the second minute of the match, he failed to direct a header into the net a yard off goal after Momanyi had flicked through a corner from Omondi.Six minutes later, he had another chance this time from Onguso’s trademark long throws, but keeper Martin Elung’at was well placed to pick the effort.Zoo who started the season with a loss at the hands of Ulinzi Stars were not showing any signs of fear and they had their first chance in the 10th minute when Danson Chetambe tried his luck from distance, but the effort was wide.In the 12th minute, Gor had a glorious opportunity when Tuyisenge sighted a Kagere run into the box, slapped in a cross from the right but his fellow Rwandese could not connect with the goalmouth at his mercy.-Joachim intervention-Zoo had another opportunity at goal in the 18th minute, but it took the intervention of a fully stretched Oluoch to tap the ball behind for a corner when Bernard Odhiambo crossed in from the right with Nicholas Kipkurui lurking at the far post.The hosts had an even better chance in the 22nd minute and should have buried it but Chetambe wasted the opportunity. From a swiftly executed counter attack, Chetambe was through on goal with only keeper Shabaan Odhoji to beat, but his effort at lifting the ball over him was awry, the ball going wide.On the half hour mark, Ondieki had an opportunity to cap his debut with a goal when he was put through on goal by Omondi, but his low effort from the edge of the box was saved by Elung’at.Ultimately, Gor got the goal they had knocked so hard for when Tuyisenge simply tapped in from a yard out after a cross from Omondi who had been put through with a defense splitting pass from Philemon Otieno.The hosts almost made an immediate response two minutes later after some good team movement, but Odhoji was at hand to keep his side in the game, palming away a stinging shot from Odhiambo.It turned out to be a bad day for Tuyisenge as he was forced out injured after 40 minutes following an awkward fall as he vied for the ball with the keeper.The pace of the game didn’t drop an inch lower in the second half and within three minutes of the restart, Gor were 2-0 up.Gor Mahia talisman Meddie Kagere reacts after a missed opportunity during their CAF Champions League tie. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOmondi rushing in at the back post tapped home from a Meddie Kagere cross, with Dennis Otieno’s attempt to clear it off the line coming in late.-Ligare header-Zoo however brought themselves back into the game halving the deficit in the 56th minute when Ligare thumped in a header from an Isaac Kipyegon freekick.The hosts had some increased confidence with an equalizer in sight, pumping in the pressure but they could not find a way to get past Gor Mahia’s defense.Twenty minutes from time, Zoo’s strength was nipped right at the bud when Oluoch made it 3-1 with a low finish from inside the box after bouncing in to a rebound when Shakava’s shot came off the crossbar.Three minutes later it was 4-1 when substitute Samuel Onyango scored his first goal in Gor colors with a simple tap in after rushing on to a spilled ball from Elung’at who could not hold on to Kagere’s shot.But the game’s drama was not just about over when Nicholas Kipkurui scored Zoo’s second with a shot from the edge of the box. Onyango had quickly turned from hero to villain when he lost the ball cheaply Kipkurui punishing instantly.Both teams gave in energy in the final 15 minutes, but the goals seemed to have dried up.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger delighted by in-form Mesut Ozil – ‘A complete athlete’

first_img1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed Mesut Ozil as the “complete athlete” and praised the German’s new-found leadership qualities.The outstanding form shown by Ozil has been the catalyst to the Gunners’ climb to the top of the Barclays Premier League table heading into 2016 as they go in search of a first title in 12 years.The 27-year-old club-record signing has been immaculate in recent weeks and has already notched up 16 assists in the league this season.The latest came in Monday’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth, with Ozil then adding the second goal himself after neat interplay with Olivier Giroud.With the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla sidelined, and Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey only just back from injury, Ozil has shouldered a lot of the creative responsibilities for the Gunners and Wenger feels the former Real Madrid man has developed as a result.“When he was injured for a long period he worked very hard physically,” he said of Ozil.“He is a complete athlete. I also believe he has grown in stature and takes responsibilities, leadership in the team and on that front he has improved tremendously and looks determined to lead the team compared to when he arrived.“I think he plays in a position that suits him well. He plays in a style of football that suits him well.“This season he was not stopped by injuries and I believe that he arrives at an age – 27 – that you think ‘it’s time for me to really be efficient in every single game, and I want to enjoy every single game’.” Mesut Ozil last_img read more

DD LOCAL: DONEGAL SOUTH-WEST PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH FOUR-MONTH SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASS

first_imgDonegal South-West Partnership NotesEvery Monday Citizen Information at the Centre 10am – 1pmJC Fitness Classes on every week Monday – Saturday contact John Conwell on: 087 9617436. We are running a 16 week Spanish Class from January 2015 if your interested please contact 07497 41863.Letterkenny Women’s Centre run a councelling service at the Centre every Tuesday and Wednesday.Contact Bried on 07491 24985DD LOCAL: DONEGAL SOUTH-WEST PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH FOUR-MONTH SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASS was last modified: November 24th, 2014 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:DD LocalDonegal South-West PartnershipFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

SHAY SPEAKS OF PERSONAL HEARTBREAK OVER DEATH OF PAL GARY SPEED

first_imgSOCCER star Shay Given has spoken about the heartache of losing his friend Gary Speed and how he has told his devastated family about how he coped at losing his mum when he was just five.The Donegal man said he wanted to speak just once about it – but did not want to do so again as he didn’t want to upset Speed’s family including widow Louise and sons Eddie (14) and Tommy (13).“The last thing I want to do is cause upset,” Given told today’s Irish Times. “I want to say something and I’ve been asked a lot about it. I want to remember Gary, speak of him as a friend. I don’t want to repeat the other great tributes that people have paid. But they’re true. Gary was a natural. I am proud to call him a friend.I’ll do it this once. I won’t go on.”Shay says he thought the match for Aston Villa against Swansea was going to be called off as a mark of respect when news broke of Speed’s death a few weeks ago.“We were told to keep getting ready but that it was going to be called off,” he said.“But then it was definitely on. So you’re up and down. I was trying to get my head around it and I was all right in the warm-up. “But then there was the minute’s silence, or the applause it turned in to, and the man on the microphone started speaking about Gary. Dunney and James Collins had their arms around me just keeping me up.“I was just trying . . . But you can’t help how you’re feeling . . . Just devastating . . . It sunk in then.“But then we had a game to play. I had to try to keep my eyes clear. Maybe I’d have been better heaving in my hotel room. It’s tough. It’s shock. The tears just come. You can’t keep it in.“When Alan had called and spoken, he was kind of shaken as he spoke. I was shaking as I heard. It’s disbelief. Are you sure this is true?“But Gary’s best friend John (Ratcliffe) had called and it was true. This was about 20 minutes before the team meeting. I had to tell the gaffer (Alex McLeish) and he was shaken once he heard. I don’t know what he said at the meeting, I was in a daze.” Distressing pictures of Shay crying before that game were flashed around the world. Shay said he thought of Speed’s boys and said: “You’ve got to keep living.”“It’s tough,” Given said. “It’s hard for the boys, so hard. I’ll miss Gary but you can’t put into words how much they’ll miss him, how they’re going to cope. I don’t know what to say.“You can say ‘everything’s going to be all right’, but they are going to have bad days. There’s no magic wand. Everything’s changed. I’ve told the boys about my mother. I lost her when I was five. I know how much it hurts. It’s hard even getting the words out.“There are going to be tough months and years ahead but they need to know there’s support from relatives and friends. “You just try to help because you never get over things like this; you’ve got to learn to live with it. You never get over losing your Mum at five years of age. It’s something my brothers, sisters and myself have had to live with.“We have had to get on with our lives as best we can. Obviously we’d love our Mum to be here. It’s not going to change. We’d love Gary to be here, to pick up the phone to him now. It’s not going to be. We’ll always miss him. But you’ve got to learn, you’ve got to keep living.”You can read the rest of Shay’s emotional and uplifting interview in today’s Irish Times here: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/1231/1224309674848.html.SHAY SPEAKS OF PERSONAL HEARTBREAK OVER DEATH OF PAL GARY SPEED was last modified: December 31st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gary SpeedShay Givenlast_img read more

HARPS HOPING TO SNATCH A PLACE IN FAI CUP QUARTER-FINALS

first_imgA place in the quarter-finals of this season’s FAI Ford Cup is the prize for the winners as Finn Harps welcome Cobh Ramblers to Finn Park on Friday evening (kick-off 8pm).And with Harps promotion hopes having suffered a near fatal blow in last Friday’s 2-0 defeat against Waterford United, boss Peter Hutton knows that the Cup is now an important avenue to keep an interest in the season for the club’s supporters.“The Cup game is now even more important to ensure our season stays alive,” said Hutton. “We know given that we are at home that most people will view us as favourites but I know Cobh will come with no fear and actually fancy their chances of progressing also.“They have brought in a few new, more experienced players during the summer window, players like Craig Burns so they will be given due respect,” continued Hutton.In three previous games this season between the two sides, Harps and Cobh have shared thirteen goals.“Cobh are a team that will create chances given they possess the talents of Davin O’Neil, Martin Deady and Kynan Rocks and so will pose a threat. We have had good battles with Cobh over the season and I see this as being no different. “We need to ensure that we are focused and determined to get the job done and if it takes a last minute winner then so be it, as it’s all about progressing to the next round.”Hutton was a disappointed and frustrated manager who watched on from the sidelines last weekend as Harps lost 2-0 to Waterford last season to all but end any hopes they had of making the promotion play-off spots.“I felt we deserved something from the game but unfortunately in football you don’t always get what you deserve. We dominated the game for long spells but our final ball and inability to take those chances that presented themselves cost us dearly.“The concession of the first goal was also hugely frustrating as we had previously conceded two similar goals to Waterford this season and so we had worked on how to prevent similar situations occurring but got caught again. We then chased the game knowing we really needed the win so and really should have been level before conceding a needless penalty.“I must credit the players though as they kept battling away and tried to get back into the game and were certainly not deserving of being on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat.” Harps welcome back Mark Forker who missed last week’s game with Waterford. Sean McCarron, the clubs top goalscorer this season, is also likely to return after recovering from illness.Friday’s game will be the third time the two clubs have met in the FAI Cup, but the first at Finn Park. The previous two meetings were both in St. Colmans Park while Cobh were still a Munster Senior League club. Both games, in 1981 and 1983, were at the quarter-final stage.Harps won the ’81 encounter on a 4-1 scoreline but Ramblers extracted revenge two years later when they won 1-0. The 1983 Cup run by Cobh is best remembered for their semi-final meeting with eventual Cup winners Sligo Rovers which took four games to decide.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: None.Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: D-L-W-L-W-L (7 pts)Cobh Ramblers: D-W-L-W-L-L (7 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six home games against Cobh Ramblers25-May-07 – Finn Harps 0-1 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)28-Sep-07 – Finn Harps 1-0 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)07-Mar-08 – Finn Haprs 2-1 Cobh Ramblers (Premier Division)22-Aug-08 – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (Premier Division)15-Mar-13 – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)28-Jun-13 – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2013Sean McCarron – 8 (1 in FAI Cup)Kevin McHugh – 7Michael Funston – 3Keith Cowan – 3 (1 in FAI Cup)Mark Forker – 2Thomas McMonagle – 2Thomas McBride – 1 (in League Cup)Matt Harkin – 1 (in League Cup)James Doherty – 1 (in League Cup)Marc Brolly – 1 (in League Cup)Aaron O’Hagan – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2013 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)16-Aug-13 – AL – Finn Harps 0-2 Waterford United09-Aug-13 – AL – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (Forker 2)02-Aug-13 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps26-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Wexford Youths (McHugh)19-Jul-2013 – AL – Mervue United 4-0 Finn Harps12-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Longford Town28-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (Funston, Cowan)28-Jun-2013 – AL – Waterford United 3-0 Finn Harps14-Jun-2013 – AL – Salthill Devon 2-1 Finn Harps (Funston)08-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-3 Athlone Town (Funston, Cowan)31-May-2013 – FAI – Finn Harps 2-1 Wexford Youths (Cowan, McCarron)24-May-2013 – AL – Wexford Youths 2-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)20-May-2013 – LC – Finn Harps 1-1 Derry City (O’Hagan) – Derry win 6-5 on penalties17-May-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Mervue United (McCarron)11-May-2013 – AL – Longford Town 2-3 Finn Harps (McCarron, McHugh, McDonagh og.)04-May-2013 – AL – Cobh Ramblers 2-2 Finn Harps (McHugh, McCarron)26-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United19-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Salthill Devon (McMonagle)12-Apr-2013 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps05-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Wexford Youths29-Mar-2013 – AL – Mervue United 2-2 Finn Harps (McMonagle, McHugh)23-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Longford Town (McHugh)15-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (McCarron 2, McHugh 2)08-Mar-2013 – AL – Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)03-Mar-2013 – LC – Mayo League 1-4 Finn Harps (Harkin, Doherty, Brolly, McBride)HARPS HOPING TO SNATCH A PLACE IN FAI CUP QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: August 22nd, 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:Cobh Ramblersfai cupfinn harpslast_img read more

PROP 78 CON: Firms not required to take part

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Opponents say California tried a voluntary approach several years ago – the Golden Bear State Pharmacy, designed to offer seniors voluntary discounts on prescription medications. Only 14 of 500 drug manufacturers agreed to participate, and the program ultimately shut down. Opponents also criticize the discounts that would be created by the proposition, saying they are based on the “lowest commercial price” set by the drug companies. Those discounts, they say, could range from 15 percent to 40 percent, and would be less than discounts available under the competing proposition. They also argue that Proposition 78 is not as comprehensive as the competing proposition, under which twice as many Californians would be eligible for discounts. “It’s a sham,” said Earl Lui, a senior attorney with Consumers Union, which opposes Proposition 78. “It’s a completely voluntary program controlled by the drug companies.” Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Opponents of the Proposition 78 drug-discount program argue that it does not provide the necessary incentives to persuade the pharmaceutical industry to participate. “The drug companies’ Prop. 78 lets the drug companies decide what drugs get discounted, what drugs get excluded and whether the drug companies participate at all,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access. Opponents note that the proposition includes no provisions to allow the state to enforce the discounts, and no penalties for drug companies that do not provide discounts. Wright said the measure – competing on the ballot with Proposition 79, which would make drug-company participation mandatory – also would allow the program to end if companies decline to participate or not enough patients sign up. last_img read more

BREAKING: All Garda strike action for tomorrow called off

first_imgAll garda officers are to show up to work tomorrow following a decision in the eleventh hour of the strike crisis.A last-minute announcement has been made by the Garda Representative Association to say that they are suspending all strike action.Friday’s industrial action has been cancelled as GRA representatives take time to consider the Labour Court recommendations issued this evening. As a result, the walkout originally planned for tomorrow morning by gardai of various rankings has been deferred until further notice.Garda sergeants and inspectors had decided to call off their strike earlier tonight in the wake of the Labour Court findings, now the 10,000 rank-and-file gardai in Ireland will also report for duty tomorrow as normal.All garda stations across Donegal are expected to open, while emergency services and regular garda peacekeeping duties will be carried out.The Labour Court had today sought to resolve the dispute between Gardai and the government over pay restoration and conditions. The GRA had said in a statement last night that any non-binding recommendation from the Labour Court would be put to members for a ballot. As voting continues, the strike has officially been suspended.  BREAKING: All Garda strike action for tomorrow called off was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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