Another showcase for João Félix

first_imgEI Atlético needs João Félix, who before Barcelona went practically unnoticed. The Portuguese was more news for his encounter with Messi and Jordi Alba than for his game. Before Real Madrid he will have a new opportunity to prove his worth. A good game against the Madrid team would raise their morale for the second part of the season. Precisely the Portuguese lived before Madrid one of his great joys with the Atlético shirt. It was in summer, in the friendly played in New Jersey. On July 27 last year Atlético defeated Real Madrid 3-7 in a match in which the Portuguese played on the right wing. He scored a goal and it was a nightmare for the Madrid defense.João Félix has played 20 official meetings with Atlético: fifteen of the league championship, four of Champions and one of Supercopa of Spain. He has scored four goals, two in LaLiga and two in ChampIons. And gave an assist in the league championship. A somewhat poor baggage for a player of his quality and his talent. João Félix needs to make a great game in the derby. Your position could vary somewhat and start playing on the right wing, just as it happened in the summer game. That day Costa and Morata played on top, Koke and Saúl did it in the center of the field and João Félix and Lemar acted in band. Now Correa could play on tip and João Felix arrive at the attack starting from the right.Simeone believes that from now on Portuguese will begin to improve its performance. For the Atlético player it will be the first opportunity to win a title with his new team. With a contract until 2026 and with 20 years, João Félix has the opportunity to start putting his name in the rojiblanca history. Atlético signed him so that the player appears in big matches. And no one doubts him: he is prepared to perform fully. It’s time for João Félix.last_img read more

Woman who cheated €14,000 from dole is fined

first_imgA woman, who illegally claimed almost €14,000 in social welfare payments, has been fined €500 in court.Maighread McCaul, 46, from Ballyduff, Isle of Doagh, Clonmany, was before Carn Court where she admitted several charges relating to an overpayment of social welfare payments over a number of years. The court heard that Ms. McCaul had received over payments to the amount of €13,774.67.Prosecuting solicitor for the Department of Social Welfare, Ciaran Liddy, said Ms. McCaul applied for jobseekers allowance in February 2009. However, he said she commenced employment at the end of October 2013 and failed to make a declaration to the Department.Mr. Liddy said social welfare payments continued until it was detected in April 2016 that Ms. McCaul was in employment.He said social welfare inspector Morgan Mooney invited Ms. McCaul to attend for interview but the option was not taken up.Mr. Liddy said no repayments have been made to date but a payment plan had been put in place.The prosecuting solicitor said the payment arrangement that is in place remains outstanding.Defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn told the court the Department had arranged to deduct €15 a week from her social welfare payments but she had since started another job so when she notified the Department this arrangement changed.Mr. MacLochlainn said Ms. McCaul had been working in various restaurants and hotels as a chef throughout this time. However he said the work was only available intermittingly and could range from two weeks up to a number of months.“Unfortunately she didn’t declare the work,” said Mr. MacLochlainn.“She had been gaining the work through a recruitment agency in Derry, who had been paying her one fee and charging the company another,” he added.Mr. MacLochlainn said Ms. McCaul was single and lived alone in the Isle of Doagh.He said her house was suffering from MICA and she had secured a loan of €8,000 from Buncrana Credit Union to carry out works in her home.“She’s now paying the credit union back €50 per week and there is a motion before the County Registrar to have the home repossessed. Her house is a negative equity and this is all of huge concern to her.“She’s at a cliff edge and I fear this may push her over the edge. Her finances are disastrous and I’d ask the court to take all this into account when sentencing. It’s not good to be in this situation at her stage in life,” Mr. MacLochlainn added.The Buncrana solicitor said Ms. McCaul’s mother had been in court with her and she had been a great support to her, adding that her father died last year.Judge Paul Kelly asked Mr. Liddy how the Department of Social Welfare recover their losses in cases such as these.The State solicitor said the Department take their own steps to recover the money through deduction to social welfare payments or through civil action if that was needed.Judge Kelly fined Ms. McCaul €500 and informed her that fine can be paid by instalments.Woman who cheated €14,000 from dole is fined was last modified: May 25th, 2018 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:Carndonaghcheatcourtdolepaymentslast_img read more