Chelsea player ‘close’ to signing for club in his home country

first_imgVasco da Gama fans woke up this Wednesday to read rumours which say the club are close to signing Lucas Piazon from Chelsea. Most of the information is coming from Twitter, where even journalists are saying that the player ‘would have been offered’ to the Brazilian side.There’s only one website posting the story, which is Diário Carioca. They say Chievo, who have him loaned until the end of the season, are not using their buying option to sign the player.And since it’s thought in Brazil that Piazon’s contract expires this summer, they believe he would be free to sign for the Brazilian club, and is ‘close’ to doing so. The company working for his signing also brought Maxi Lopez to the Rio de Janeiro side.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s fair to say that we’ve never heard about Diário Carioca before, so this is certainly not a rumour we’re buying 100% right now.Signed from São Paulo on a €7.5m deal in 2012, Lucas Piazon is having his sixth loan spell from Chelsea, having made only three appearances for the club in these seven Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more


first_imgBallybofey & Stranorlar has been given a timely economic boost following the opening of a brand new furniture interior store on the Letterkenny Road, Stranorlar. The news will come as a great boost for residents in the Twin Towns, as it is expected that a number of new jobs will be created by the furniture store opening.Stockhouse Furniture has over 20 years experience in the business of furnishing homes, placing an emphasis on good quality furniture to suit all budgets. It boasts a free interior design service, and a free delivery over a wide area.It is an Irish owned furniture interiors company and it hopes to create up to at least three new jobs.JOBS BOOST AS NEW FURNITURE STORE OPENS IN STRANORLAR was last modified: May 21st, 2014 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:BallybofeyBoostBusinessEconomicFeaturesjobsNewnewsStockhouse FurnitureStranorlarlast_img read more

Its time to end the war on drugs

first_imgRelated posts:Waging peace in Colombia Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further Drug traffickers who cooperate with the US government have it pretty good – too good, watchdog says In heroin fight, White House tries to break down walls between public health, police Few question that the “war on drugs” has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled HIV and Hepatitis C epidemics, kept countless other millions from accessing essential pain medicines, and created unfathomable levels of violence and destabilization around the world. The question now is not whether to end the “war on drugs,” but what to replace it with.In a new report entitled “After the Drug Wars,” we and our colleagues at the London School of Economics propose a new global framework: End the “war on drugs” and redirect its considerable resources to supporting the existing U.N. Sustainable Development Goals program, which aims to reduce poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. We believe that the current strategies have not worked, and that “development-first, drug-control-second” policies will yield the best results, a view endorsed by five Nobel Prize winners, a plethora of internationally renowned academics, and the president of Colombia.Take the case of Colombia. At a recent conference in Bogotá, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia said, “It is time for the world to recognize that the fight against drugs enacted 40 years ago has not been won and that’s because we are doing something wrong.” Colombia would know. They have fought this long and desperate war, at a dreadful cost to their political structures, security services and population. Now that Colombia is on the verge of an historic peace agreement to end the decades-long conflict between the government and left-wing FARC rebels, it also has the opportunity to move beyond the failed strategies of the drug war.Related: Cost of drug war in Costa Rica too high, says former police officerOur plan presents a path to drug peace: Move beyond a singular focus on eradication and repression, towards policies grounded in political and socioeconomic integration. In Colombia, 300,000 people (65,000 households) rely on the illicit trade for their livelihood. The root causes of this reliance are often the same issues addressed by development efforts: chronic poverty and protracted states of insecurity. Address these issues and the drug supply problem becomes far easier to solve.Contrarily, hard line criminal justice and militarized approaches will only exacerbate the problem. Untargeted policing strategies, such as “stop and search” methods, have a disproportionate negative effect on minority ethnic groups and low-level members of the illicit drug market. As decades of experience show, sending in the military to eradicate crops in regions outside the control of the central government, where there is no alternative economic infrastructure for affected households, simply won’t work. These approaches alienate entire communities and regions, and spark unrest that could set back the struggle for peace by decades or more.On the consumption side of the ledger, we need treatment services instead of trying to criminalize all people who use drugs. Unsafe injection practices contribute more than 30 percent of all new positive HIV cases outside of Sub-Saharan Africa. The public health benefits of services such as syringe exchange or Opioid Substitution Therapy cannot be overstated. The right set of policies will be discovered through innovative scientific experimentation, and enforced through strict legal regulation. Uruguay, for example, has de-penalized marijuana use and possession, and implemented a system of growers’ clubs and a state-controlled marijuana dispensary regime. Many other countries look set to follow.In April of this year, U.N. member states will meet for the first U.N. General Assembly Special Session on Drugs since 1998. At the last meeting the international community committed to achieving a “drug free world.” This time it can move into the post “war on drugs” era by affirming a sustainable development approach to drug policy. It can reject the blind pursuit of prohibition and repression in favor of new, rigorously evaluated health, development and human rights based policies that work. That is a clear map leading out of the current global drug war quagmire.Professor Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS. Dr. John Collins is Executive Director of the LSE IDEAS International Drug Policy Project.© 2016, The Mark News, Facebook Commentslast_img read more