International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Peace Council (GPC) joins with the rest of the international community to salute the Palestinian people on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is being observed on November 29.This is an opportune time for the international community to intensify efforts to bring an end to this decades-old problem of a Palestinian State.The Guyana Peace Council is convinced that unless and until this matter is resolved, there can be no lasting peace in the Middle East.The Guyana Peace Council takes this opportunity to call on the Guyana Government to stand up and be counted on the side of the Palestinian people, who for decades have been denied by Israel a place that they could call a home, in full defiance of the United Nations Resolutions which unequivocally called for the establishment of a Palestinian State.The time is long overdue for the people of Palestine to enjoy a life of freedom and dignity.It is a shame that this issue has been allowed to fester for such a long time. The United States, in particular, and the world, in general, cannot continue to ignore the cries of the people of Palestine for a homeland.Sincerely,Guyana PeaceCouncillast_img read more

Sign them up! Seven stars who want to move in January

first_img 6. Winston Reid – West Ham – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – It will be a huge blow to West Ham’s defence when Winston Reid departs the club. The New Zealand international has refused a new deal and sees his future elsewhere, with Arsenal and Tottenham just two of the clubs linked with a move. Given his desire to move, there is every chance that the Hammers could facilitate that in January. 7 7 3. Jermain Defoe – Toronto FC – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – It’s pretty well documented that the former Spurs striker is seeking a move back to England after a difficult 12 months in Major League Soccer. Defoe’s strike rate at Toronto was reasonably good – 12 goals in 17 games – but his failure to fire the Canadians into the play-offs saw him face a tongue-lashing from the club’s hierarchy. A return to England seems likely, although Toronto want to ensure it’s permanent. 5. Shinji Okazaki – Mainz – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – The Japanese striker is once again enjoying a fruitful season with Mainz, having bagged 10 goals in 17 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit. Having spent nearly five years in Germany, Okazaki looks to be seeking a new challenge and has recently talked up a move to the Premier League, describing a switch to England as a ‘dream’. Leicester are strongly linked with him. 2. Xherdan Shaqiri – Bayern Munich – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – It seems only a matter of time before Shaqiri secures a move away from Bayern Munich, with Liverpool his likeliest destination. The Swiss star has grown frustrated at his lack of regular game time at the Allianz Arena and has openly confirmed his desire to play more often. 7 7. Thiago Motta – Paris Saint-Germain – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – According to reports in France, PSG’s defensive midfielder Thaigo Motta has grown disillusioned with life in the French capital and is seeking to bring an end to his three-year spell with the club. The 32-year-old has been linked with a move to Italy, with Inter Milan thought to be interested, but in England it is Manchester United and Tottenham who are believed to be monitoring his situation. 4. Morgan Schneiderlin – Southampton – Click the arrow to see more players who want to leave in January – While there can be no questioning Morgan Schneiderlin’s commitment to the Southampton cause this season, it is pretty obvious that the Frenchman sees his future elsewhere. Heavily linked with a move during the summer, Southampton managed to keep hold of the midfielder – reportedly against his will – and while he seems to be enjoying a strong campaign, there’s an inevitability that he will move on. Perhaps in January? The January transfer window is the perfect opportunity for clubs to refresh their ranks with the second half of the season starting to unfold, but for players it also presents a huge opportunity.The winter period allows frustrated and disillusioned stars the chance to give their careers a new lease of life by finding a new club.Here are just some of the players seeking a move in January.Click the arrow to see who features. 7 7 7 7 1. Wilfried Bony – Swansea… for how long? – It seems to be a matter of when, rather than if Wilfried Bony will secure his estimated £30m switch from Swansea to Man City. The Ivory Coast international is believed to be aiming to conclude everything prior to heading off to the play in the African Cup of Nations.last_img read more