North and South Korean athletes took part in a joint march at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, also fielding a combined women’s ice hockey team.Alongside the World Cup bid, the two countries are hoping to hold the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games together.The Olympic Committees from both nations met the International Olympic Committee in February to discuss the idea.FIFA received nine registrations from member associations to bid to host the 2023 World Cup, the largest number to have done so for a FIFA tournament.Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa have also registered.None of the nine countries have staged the tournament in its 28-year history.The associations have until October 4 to submit bids, with bid books set to be published in full on FIFA’s website to ensure a fair and transparent process.The FIFA Council will then make the decision in March 2020, in a vote which will again be made public.Member associations will be able to attend a bid information workshop and observer programme in June, during the 2019 World Cup in France.Nine French cities will host this year’s tournament from June 7 to July 7.Previous hosts include Sweden, Germany and Canada, with China and the United States holding it twice each.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram North and South Korea – who are still technically at war – remain in the running to host the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup.South Korea’s Football Association has registered to bid for the tournament, expressing an interest in doing so with the North Korean FA.Any joint bid would be the latest in a number of displays of sporting unity between the nations, at war since 1950.
Councillors of the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) have renewed calls for an increase in their monthly stipend.Presently, Councillors are seeking a $25,000 per month increase on the existing $10,000 per month which they receive.At the most recent statutory meeting of the Council, Councillor Charles Sampson moved a motion for Regional Chairman Renis Morian to make the relevant representation and facilitate authorisation of payment of the increase.This move was well supported by Councillors, with a few calling for $40,000 instead of $35,000. The Councillors have been trying to have their stipends increased for years but to no avail.“For years we have been talking about the stipend that is given to Councillors – the $10,000 stipend… We have been asking from time to time to have our stipends increased… I have noted recently that some salaries and benefits have been increased for certain specific people… the Municipal Council of Linden, theCharles Sampson addressing a section of the CouncilCouncillors are paid a stipend of thirty thousand dollars per month. They are, in my opinion third tier… we’re second tier. And if the Municipal Councillors can get thirty thousand, I think we in a very stingy way we can start with asking for thirty-five thousand,” Sampson said.Adding that he has already done the calculations himself, Sampson said for a total of 16 Councillors that would be $400,000 more per month and $4.8 million on a yearly basis.He further urged the Regional Chairman to consider utilising a particular account to facilitate the increase.“I feel that we need to step up and get more. I think Councillors deserve more than ten thousand dollars… I think it’s an insult to Councillors to be getting that kind of money… I think we should be asking for sixty thousand dollars a month, but we break it down,” Sampson continued.The recommendations for the increase were also supported by Morian and Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph. Morian said while the money is available, the Council cannot authorise such payment.Nevertheless, he said he will put forward the recommendation to the subject Ministers.
THE man behind a controversial survey which branded Letterkenny ‘littered’ has stood by his claims.Pat Oliver, chair of the National Spring Clean Campaign, monitored litter in the Co Donegal town last year for the Irish Business Against Litter survey.The report caused huge controversy when it was released, Mr Oliver admitted. “There was some controversy about the results last year for Letterkenny. The Donegal papers and some local councillors there were very critical of An Taisce,” he said.“But we’d done the monitoring and we’d found what we found. We had no particular axe to grind either way. So I was astonished at the reaction. We were criticised for saying the town was littered. But the people who littered the town were the ones at fault. Not us,” he added.LETTERKENNY LITTER BUGS TO BLAME FOR ‘DIRTY TOWN’, NOT US, SAYS SURVEY BOSS was last modified: March 31st, 2012 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:LETTERKENNY LITTER BUGS TO BLAME FOR ‘DIRTY TOWN’LETTERKENNY LITTER BUGS TO BLAME FOR ‘DIRTY TOWN’ – CLAIMNOT USSAYS SURVEY BOSS