Haitian Diaspora Group Wants Urgent End to Political Crisis

first_imgEVANSTON, Illinois (CMC) – A broad coalition of Haitian groups in the Haitian Diaspora wants an urgent resolution of the current political crisis in the country, saying that Haiti has “crumbled under the weight of this acute crisis”.The group known as the United Front of the Haitian Diaspora (UFHD), based in Evanston, Illinois, claimed in an emailed resolution to nationals on Sunday that “anarchy and stagnation prevail everywhere”.“President (Jovenel) Moise and his administration can no longer resolve the crisis without radical changes,” said UFHD, stating that its mission is “to mobilise Haitians living in the Diaspora, our children, our friends and allies to help Haiti develop”.“So, as much as we are constitutionalists, we think that the president has to come to term with that reality and be compassionate, and make his contribution to stability and end the carnage,” it added.UFHD claimed that Moise does not have the capacity to maintain a stable government to manage the affairs of the nation in the best interests of citizens for more than a year, adding that “that such a situation has led him to the successive nomination of prime ministers but yet powerless to obtain ratification at the level of Parliament, in spite of the fact that he has had a clear majority.”It also said that Moise has been incapable of addressing the root causes of the nation’s deteriorating social-political crisis and its acute economic collapse, and is “powerlessness of bringing together divergent forces within the society to find solutions in spite of his attempt to create various commissions that bore no results, such as the Etat Generaux, the Commission de Consultation, etc, and others.”UFHD noted that, since July 2018, there have been intensive demonstrations against the government to protest rising costs of living, taxes on fuel, “rampant or blatant corruption gone unpunished (the Petro Caribe dossier), and accusations of corruption levelled against the president and his entourage.”The group said such demonstrations and failure to address their roots causes have resulted into significant loss of lives, properties, and trade and business opportunities, and disruption of basic services, including access to schools by children.In addition to the failure of the executive branch, UFHD said the Legislature (Chamber of Deputies and the Senate) has shown its “inability to perform its basic functions,” including passing the budget, enacting legislation, voting to amend the constitution to achieve significant changes and sanctioning members for illegal acts.UFHD said the judiciary has also been “disappointing” for its failure to pursue corrupt members of the executive branch and representatives of the civil society accused of corruption or misappropriation of funds.Given that “a large majority of the population demands the unconditional resignation of the president,” among other things, the coalition proposed a consultative process, in the very short term, “aimed at coordinating our efforts with those of other movements with similar views as our own.”UFHD said the consultation will be aimed at reaching points of agreement on initiatives to address the current situation, to formulate a specific set of proposals and to inform the entire population about such immediate proposal to resolve the crisis.The group also called for the establishment of an Emergency Representative Management Council (Representative Council) composed of personalities and, in observance of the spirit of the constitution, headed by a reputable member of the Court of Cassation.UFHD said this council must include representatives from key sectors of the population, both inside and outside the country, who will take charge of administering the transition.In this transition, UFHD said President Moise must transfer power to the Council peacefully “and have the opportunity to legally respond to charges against him.”UFHD also wants the Acting Prime Minister to resign from his post “in order to allow a new, acting, appropriate Interim Prime Minister to manage the day-to-day affairs of the country in collaboration with the Representative Council.”In addition, the group wants the new Interim Prime Minister, in consultation with the Representative Council, to establish a Permanent Electoral Council (CEP) that will include members of the Diaspora.last_img read more

49ers vs. Seahawks final score: Seattle wins instant classic on last-second OT field goal

first_imgD.J. Jones uses his grown man strength for the sack! #GoNiners @djjones_44📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/EYV5S3rdIp— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 20198:31 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. San Francisco’s drive stalls, and 49ers kicker Chase McLaughlin — filling in for the injured Robbie Gould — connects from 43. San Francisco 3, Seattle 0.8:21 p.m.: A defensive holding penalty wipes off an interception by cornerback Shaquill Griffin. The 49ers drive continues. 8:17 p.m.: San Francisco begins with the ball following a touchback. The Seahawks and 49ers played past midnight on the East Coast on Monday night, needing until the final second of overtime to decide a winner. Seattle kicker Jason Myers put a 42-yarder through the uprights to take a 27-24 win, dishing the 49ers their first loss of the season and tightening the NFC West race.San Francisco was in position to win the game on the prior drive, but rookie kicker Chase McLaughlin — filling in for an injured Robbie Gould — badly shanked a 47-yard field goal attempt. MORE: Three takeaways from the Seahawks’ win in OT thrillerThat was one of many wacky plays Monday. There were two scoop-and-scores (one by each team) and two turnovers inside the red zone (both by Seattle).San Francisco raced to a 10-0 lead, but the Seahawks scored 21 points in a row to take a 21-10 lead to the fourth quarter. After the 49ers evened the game again, the teams traded field goals on their final drives to head to overtime.There were five possessions in the extra period. Seattle was at the 14-yard line on the first drive, but Wilson threw his second interception of the season. A missed field goal and two punts later, the Seahawks got another chance, and they delivered.Sporting News tracked live scores, updates and highlights from the NFC West classic on “Monday Night Footbal.”49ers vs Seahawks score Q1Q2Q3Q4OTFinal49ers100014024Seahawks0714332749ers vs. Seahawks live updates, highlights12:06 a.m.: FIELD GOAL, Seahawks. Jason Myers makes a game-winning 42-yarder to cap a great back-and-forth affair. Seattle tightens the NFC West race and dishes the 49ers their first loss of the season. Seahawks 27, 49ers 24.THE GAME WINNER.42 [email protected] WIN! #Seahawks #SEAvsSF pic.twitter.com/FdijK2Nueb— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201912:04 a.m.: Seattle will attempt a 42-yard field goal on the final play of the game.12:03 a.m.: Wilson scrambles for 18 yards on third-and-3, and the Seahawks are inside the 25 after a couple more plays.Russ runs into 49ers territory. #Seahawks📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/22JMJhkqRw— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201912:00 a.m.: Happy Tuesday, everybody. San Francisco goes three-and-out on a trio of Garoppolo incompletions. The 49ers took 25 seconds off the clock, and Seattle has the ball at its own 36 with 1:25 left.11:58 p.m.: Wilson’s pass is broken up on third-and-2. Not the best punt, and the 49ers take over on their own 20 with 1:50 to play and one timeout.11:55 p.m.: The Seahawks are on their own 45 at the 2-minute warning.11:53 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL, 49ers. McLaughlin’s 49ers debut had been going well, but he badly misses a 47-yarder for the win. The discussion will be about the third-and-2 play that led to it, which was ruled short of the first down but easily could’ve gone the other way. It stood following a review.Parecía que @49ers podía ganar pero… ¡LO FALLÓ! 😱24-24 #SEAvsSF #NFLMX #GoNiners #NFL100 pic.twitter.com/9zKI7AtSEI— NFL México (@nflmx) November 12, 201911:47 p.m.: Garoppolo hits Raheem Mostert to convert a third-and-6, and the 49ers are at the 30-yard line one play later.11:44 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, 49ers. Wilson doesn’t put enough air under his pass, and Dre Greenlaw makes a great play to pick it off. Then, Greenlaw returns it just across midfield. Another massive play by the 49ers defense.INTERCEPTED!The @49ers pick it off and return it across the 50! #GoNiners @DreGreenlaw📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/9n0zwDex9r— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201911:42 p.m.: The Seahawks are in the red zone. Wilson saved the NFL from some controversy by nullifying a dodgy “in the grasp call” and converting a third-and-16.11:35 p.m.: Seattle wins the coin toss and will begin overtime with the ball. If you’re new here, a touchdown on the first drive wins the game, but the 49ers get the chance to answer a field goal.End fourth quarter: Seahawks 24, 49ers 2411:29 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. Garoppolo and the offense do just enough on play after play, and the rookie McLaughlin hits a 47-yarder to tie the game with 1 second left in regulation. This game has lived up to the hype. Seahawks 24, 49ers 24.CHASE MCLAUGHLIN.The undrafted rookie ties it from 47 yards out! #GoNiners📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/CqNUmUO0t3— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201911:25 p.m.: Garoppolo’s first pass of the drive should’ve been intercepted but instead goes right through the hands of a Seahawk defender and falls incomplete.11:23 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Seahawks. The 49ers get a huge stop on third-and-1, but Seattle goes up a field goal with 1:45 to play. Seahawks 24, 49ers 21.11:05 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. Bourne drops another would-be first down, and San Francisco settles for a game-tying field goal. Seahawks 21, 49ers 21.10:51 p.m.: SCOOP-AND-SCORE, 49ers. San Francisco scores on an absurd play. The D-line swarms Wilson, who fumbles the ball into the hands of offensive tackle Germain Ifedi. Fred Warner promptly punches the ball away from Ifedi, DeForest Buckner picks it up and is in the end zone shortly after. The 2-point conversion is good. Seahawks 21, 49ers 18.What just happened…?!TOUCHDOWN, @49ers defense! #GoNiners📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/uHBN5UxDf3— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 2019End third quarter: Seahawks 21, 49ers 1010:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Seahawks. The short field turns into points, as Carson plunges in from inside the 1-yard line. Seahawks 21, 49ers 10.10:32 p.m.: FUMBLE, 49ers. Clowney’s monster game continues. He swats the ball away from Garoppolo, and the Seahawks fall on it.CLOWNEY COMIN’ 😤😤😤 @clownejd📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/E0aeERufje— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201910:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Seahawks. Wilson scrambles to get a first-and-goal. Then, he lobs a pass into the end zone, where Jacob Hollister comes down with a one-handed catch to give Seattle its first lead of the night. Seahawks 14, 49ers 10.With @DangeRussWilson … the play is never over. 😳 #Seahawks take the lead!📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/5jqOT7MzOb— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201910:23 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Seahawks. Bourne has a pass go off his hands and into the hands of Quandre Diggs, who was just traded to Seattle from the Lions. Diggs returns it to inside the red zone.The @Seahawks defense comes up BIG.Quandre Diggs intercepts Garoppolo and returns it inside the red zone. @qdiggs6 #Seahawks📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/rhU4sG8cQM— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201910:12 p.m.: Another sack on third down ends a Seattle drive.10:07 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, 49ers. On fourth-and-2 in no-man’s land, Garoppolo throws incomplete.10:01 p.m.: FUMBLE, Seahawks. Rashaad Penny coughs it up just across midfield, and the 49ers recover. Another big stop from San Francisco.Another turnover for the stout @49ers defense 💪 #GoNiners📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VGjZhH pic.twitter.com/d5NvjLus06— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 201910:00 p.m.: Seattle begins with possession in the second half.Halftime: 49ers 10, Seahawks 79:34 p.m.: DK Metcalf was inside the 5-yard line, but then Jaquiski Tartt ripped the ball away from him. The play was whistled dead on the field but overturned. A huge play to help preserve San Francisco’s lead at the half.Jaquiski Tartt strips DK at the goal line! 😱Big turnover for the @49ers defense. #GoNiners @Quaski29📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/0Nr5t6ixVM— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 20199:23 p.m.: SCOOP-AND-SCORE, Seahawks. Jadeveon Clowney picks up a sack-fumble forced by Jarran Reed and goes 10 yards into the end zone to get Seattle on the board and inject some life into the game. 49ers 10, Seahawks 7.SCOOP AND SCORE.Jarran Reed forces and @Clownejd takes the fumble to the house! #Seahawks @1j_reed📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/SLVEGMEnch— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 20199:11 p.m.: Already missing George Kittle, the 49ers offense takes another hit.Emmanuel Sanders (rib) questionable to return— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) November 12, 20199:04 p.m.: San Francisco brings a blitz on third down and earns its second drive-ending sack.Comin’ in HOT 🔥 @fred_warner with authority 😤 #GoNiners pic.twitter.com/ytApBFR3Dx— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 12, 2019End first quarter: 49ers 10, Seahawks 08:53 p.m.: The 49ers force another three-and-out. Seattle’s time of possession in the first quarter will be less than four minutes.8:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. San Francisco goes 83 yards on seven plays. The only third down was a third-and-8 from the 10-yard line, which ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kendrick Bourne. 49ers 10, Seahawks 0.Bourne to score TDs. 🙌 @BournePoly11 @49ers up 10-0 in the first quarter. #GoNiners📺: #SEAvsSF on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/SlB0VG2nT7 pic.twitter.com/83zmflFdcr— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 20198:35 p.m.: DJ Jones destroys backup center Joey Hunt and takes down Wilson on third down. Seattle goes three-and-out.last_img read more

Pique lifts Barca as El Clasico lives up to hype

first_imgLionel Messi, who put in a superb 64-minute performance, opened the scoring after just three minutes and when Ivan Rakitic doubled the lead soon after, the writing appeared to be on the wall for a sluggish Real Madrid side.Yet Zinedine Zidane’s side quickly woke from their slumber and by the end of the first half, goals from Mateo Kovacic and Marco Asensio had pulled them level.What followed was entertaining, often breathless friendly fare before Pique struck that decisive goal.This was nothing more than a pre-season match and obviously wasn’t going to affect the overall record between these two old rivals, which stands at 93 wins for Real, 91 for Barcelona — who had won their most recent meeting with Messi’s last-gasp winner — his 500th for the club.Madrid had the last laugh in May, winning La Liga and the Champions League, but actually arrived in Miami off the back of two exhibition defeats – a penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester United before Manchester City also did a number on them in Los Angeles, running out 4-1 winners.Barca, meanwhile, had beaten United and Juventus in International Champions Cup friendly competition, but the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Neymar — and Paris Saint-Germain’s reported readiness to make a 218 million-euro move for him — has cast a serious cloud over their two-week stay in North America.The Brazilian started for Ernesto Valverde’s side and while the rest of his team-mates head home he will fly to China to perform commercial obligations on behalf of the club.Neymar (L) of Barcelona challenges Raphael Varane of Real Madrid during their International Champions Cup football match in Miami, Florida © AFP / HECTOR RETAMALValverde put off post-match questions about Neymar.“I always try to talk about things that happen rather than things that might happen,” he said. “We are going to wait. From my perspective, we have Neymar in our team, we count on him and we have to see.”On Saturday it was Neymar starting alongside Messi and Luis Suarez while Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema were all unleashed by Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.Neymar’s first involvement was to fall to the ground and clutch his ankle.For a moment it looked like his evening would be over before it began, though he was back on the pitch in time to see Messi open the scoring with just three minutes on the clock.The Argentine ace waltzed into the box and lifted a shot past Keylor Navas via a deflection off Raphael Varane.And it wasn’t long before Navas was picking the ball out of the back of the net once again.On six minutes, Neymar, gradually moving more freely, squared the ball and it found Rakitic, whose finish was clinically struck in the seventh minute.Real had barely escaped their own half and were lucky not to fall further behind on 13 minutes when Suarez fired over from close range.Yet with Madrid’s first effort on goal, Zidane’s side pulled one back.Croatian Kovacic evaded a challenge just outside the box before arrowing the ball past the outstretched hand of Jasper Cillessen.Suddenly, the game was on. Benzema, who’d barely had a sniff, dragged just wide on 19 minutes with Cillessen beaten.Navas remained the busier keeper, however, and was on hand to repel Messi once again on 31 minutes.It was a key save because in the 36th Asensio levelled for Madrid.Los Blancos were counter-attacking dangerously and it was left to Modric who squared for the Spaniard who took full advantage of Jordi Alba missing the ball to rifle past a horribly exposed Cillessen.– ‘Game of two faces’ –Although they came back from the early goals, Zidane was downbeat about his team’s performance. But he said there was plenty of time to get things right before Madrid take on Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup on August 8.“Today was a game of two faces for us, one bad, one better,” he said. “Ultimately we are preparing for the eighth — we will be ready.”Both teams retained their star men after the restart and it was Neymar whose pinpoint free-kick was steered home by Pique in the 50th.“We made a good start, generated some good opportunities,” Valverde said. “Overall, we did well trying to dominate the match.“I expect the best from Messi and all the players but he is extraordinary and we are aiming to win all the titles this season.”While the clash of the Spanish rivals was supposedly a friendly, Rakitic was lucky to escape a red card just after the hour mark when he appeared to push referee Jair Marrufo.Neymar departed on 72 minutes in what could have been his final performance in Barcelona colors.“I don’t want to speculate about Neymar,” Valverde said. “I see him in the same place I have seen him recently: on the pitch with us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gerard Pique of Barcelona scores a goal in the second half against Real Madrid during their International Champions Cup 2017 match in Miami Gardens, Florida © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Mike EhrmannMIAMI, United States, Jul 30 – Gerard Pique delivered Barcelona’s match winner over Real Madrid on Saturday as El Clasico Miami lived up to the hype.The Spanish international steered in a Neymar free-kick in the 50th minute to seal a 3-2 win for the Catalan giants in front of 66,014 at the Hard Rock Stadium.last_img read more