Top StoriesAmazon Vs Future: Supreme Court Issues Notice, Allows To Continue Proceedings Before NCLT, Bars Sanction Of Scheme Srishti Ojha21 Feb 2021 10:57 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in the plea by Amazon challenging Delhi High Court’s stay on the implementation of its own order passed by the Single Judge bench of Justice Midha, which had directed status quo order on the Future – Reliance retail stake sale deal of nearly Rs. 25000 crore. The Supreme Court allowed the National Company Law Tribunal(NCLT) proceedings related to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in the plea by Amazon challenging Delhi High Court’s stay on the implementation of its own order passed by the Single Judge bench of Justice Midha, which had directed status quo order on the Future – Reliance retail stake sale deal of nearly Rs. 25000 crore. The Supreme Court allowed the National Company Law Tribunal(NCLT) proceedings related to the approval of amalgamation of Future Retail and Reliance to go on but said that the NCLT proceedings should not culminate into any final order on sanction of schemes.During the hearing today, the Bench observed that the order seems to have decided the appeal finally at the interim. The Court proposed to issue notice at the interim and stay the proceedings at NCLT Mumbai bench on the sanction of Future-Reliance scheme.Senior Advocate Harish Salve submitted that the FRL’s meeting is the first step meeting where everyone else had appeared. And staying the NCLT proceedings will only stay meeting for 6 weeks.Senior Advocate Gopal Subramaniam stated that these all these meetings were taken in violation of arbitrator’s order.”We have read every page and know exactly what’s happening. We don’t wish to reveal anything. We are not commenting on merits here.” the Bench stated.The Court has stated that the matter will be heard after three weeks after the rejoinders are submitted in two weeks. Meanwhile NCLT proceedings have been allowed to go on but not to culminate into any final order of sanction of schemes.Amazon moved the Supreme Court against the order of the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court which had stayed a Single-Bench direction of status quo in favour of Amazon.On 2nd February, 2021, in a plea by Amazon Inc. against Future Retail Ltd. (FRL) and Reliance Industries’ retail stake sale deal worth Rs. 25,000 crore approved by a Board Resolution of FRL last year, a Delhi High Court Single-Judge Bench headed by Justice JR Midha had granted interim relief to Amazon directing all authorities and parties to maintain status quo on the deal until a detailed interim order on the case.This was, however, stayed on 8th February, by a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh when an appeal was moved by FRL against the status quo order of Justice Midha. The Division Bench had noted that there was no reason to seek a status quo before the learned Single Judge and that statutory authorities like SEBI, CCI should not be restrained from proceeding in accordance with law.The instant plea before the Supreme Court, filed by Advocate Mohit Singh on behalf of Amazon, submits that the High Court has “failed to appreciate that orders made under the Act [Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996] are appealable only if there exists a provision under the Act specifically providing for a right to appeal”. Therefore, as the 2nd February order was issued under Section 17(2) of the act, it would stand that no appeal would lie as there are no provisions for appeal provided against an order issued under Section 17(2).The plea also raises the issue that the High Court has failed to exercise its jurisdiction in accordance with the legal principles settled in a catena of judgments “which have unequivocally held that an appeal is a creature of the stature and the right to appeal inherits in no one”, and accordingly, Section 37 consciously takes away the right of an appeal against orders not contemplated under the Section.It has further been contended that FRL could not have preferred the Appeal before the Division Bench under Order XLIII Rule 1(r) of the CPC read with Section 13(1) of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015, thereby challenging an order issued under Section 17(2) of the Act.”It is submitted that the Hon’ble High Court, while issuing the Impugned Interim Common Order, conveniently ignored the fact that Section 13(1) of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015 merely provides the forum for filing appeals and does not confer an independent right of appeal. Further, it is the parameters of Section 37 of the Act alone which have to be looked at in order to determine whether the appeal is maintainable or not”.The plea argues that the Impugned Interim Common Order was passed hastily “without waiting for the detailed order which is yet to be issued by the Single Judge of the Hon’ble High Court”.”It is submitted that the Hon’ble High Court, while issuing the Impugned Interim Common Order, failed to appreciate that the Single Judge Order was issued by the Single Judge of the Hon’ble High Court for the limited purpose of preserving the rights of the parties till the pronouncement of the final orders and after coming to the conclusion that the Respondents have violated the directions contained in the EA Order including on the basis of the Respondents’ own unequivocal submission that would not maintain status quo”.Other grounds which have been raised include that the Appeal filed by FRL is an attempt to mount a collateral challenge to the EA Order and that FRL has acted in complete disregard of the rule of law and procedure prescribed by law. Further, the High Court has ignored the settled principle that an execution court cannot alter the terms of an order much less a court of appeal.The High Court, the plea submits, has also failed to appreciate the settled principle on the application of the “Group of Companies” doctrine, due to which the impugned order “comes to a legally unsustainable conclusion that the ‘Group of Companies’ doctrine has no application, completely ignoring the fact the three agreements considered by the EA was FRL, SHA, FCPL SSA and the FCPL SHA and not the purported agreement entered into by Reliance Retail Limited and FRL”.In light of the above, the plea states that the balance of convenience lies in favour of the Petitioner and there exists a strong prima facie case in its favour. Further, irreparable harm would be caused to the Petitioner if the impugned order is not stayed.Click here to download the OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
There have been 262 M&A deals announced in the sector this year, compared to the 354 confirmed across the same period in 2019 Greenpeace’s analysis shows that almost 20 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent were released in the five years to 2019 (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/CSIRO) Coronavirus has caused uncertainty for planned oil and gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the sector, according to analytics firm GlobalData,This comes as the virus, which has now led to a global pandemic, has drastically affected supply and demand across several critical industries.Oil and gas has been plagued by oversupply and declining prices amidst a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia – leaving several planned M&A agreements in doubt.According to data from GlobalData, there were 262 M&A deals announced in the sector this year between 1 January and 15 March, while there were 354 confirmed across the same period in 2019 – marking a 26% decline in deals.Lead analyst at GlobalData Aurojyoti Bose highlighted that the corresponding value for planned M&A deals this year has represented a 15% drop on 2019’s figures.“Arranging finance for pursuing deals may emerge as a challenge, while completion of some of these deals is likely to be delayed – and some may be called off altogether,” he added. Mergers and acquisitions decline as oil prices and demand drop due to coronavirusThe International Energy Agency (IEA) announced last week it expects global oil demand to decline for the first time since 2009 as the spread of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across global economic activity.The organisation significantly downgraded its February oil outlook, now forecasting a 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) year-on-year contraction in 2020 to 99.9 million bpd, compared with its previous estimate of 825,000 bpd growth.The spread of coronavirus has had a stifling effect on global oil demand, largely as a result of a slowdown in travel, economic and industrial activity, as well as various quarantine measures imposed in the key market of China — the epicentre of the health crisis and the world’s biggest crude importer.This has led to some companies reassessing their strategies for the year ahead, with M&A deals becoming less of a priority.As much as three million bpd of additional crude oil could saturate global markets in April (Credit: Flickr/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)On top of this, oil prices fell to their lowest in almost two decades on Wednesday (18 March), with Brent crude dipping below $26 per barrel – the cheapest since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.According to Bloomberg, West Texas Intermediate crude fell as much as 16% in the day’s trading on Wednesday to below $23 per barrel, its lowest since 2002, as markets reacted to evaporating demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.The promise of additional supplies hitting the market next month as Opec+ members are released from their existing production-cut commitments, risks even more dramatic price drops, putting global storage capabilities – and the resilience of financial systems – to the test.As much as three million bpd of additional crude oil could saturate global markets in April, as Opec+ countries prepare to open the floodgates after years of agreed production cuts to tackle competition from cheap US shale.The price drop affected the deal for BCE-Mach III LLC, a subsidiary of Oklahoma-headquartered oil firm Mach Resources, to acquire Texas-based Alta Mesa Holdings’ upstream assets – the sector that experienced the most M&A activity in 2019.An agreement was made in January, but last week BCE-Mach III said the $320m deal could not be completed as financing from the Swiss investment bank UBS fell through due to plummeting oil prices. Oil majors’ mergers and acquisitions could be affected by the coronavirusIn 2019, oil companies focused on improving their finances and reducing debt, which drove multinational oil and gas majors, such as ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron, to review their global operations and begin divesting non-profitable ventures.GlobalData’s oil and gas analyst Ravindra Puranik said that during the oil price downturn between 2014 and 2017, many exploration and production companies were able to receive refinancing from investors for about six to seven years amid hopes of price recovery.But oil prices have now taken a huge hit, while the debt raised by operators is nearing its repayment period in the next two years – which will raise alarms across the sector.That could lead to the major firms struggling to continue finding potential buyers for minor assets as smaller rivals opt to avoid rash acquisitions and take stock with what they currently own.This could also scupper plans to scale up on renewables as oil companies will have less capital to spend on the cleaner technologies that could define their future beyond fossil fuels.
Eight new editors will join The Observer’s Editorial Board for the 2011-12 year, incoming Editor-in-Chief Douglas Farmer announced Monday. Junior Caitlin Housley, sophomores Megan Doyle, Sam Stryker, Allan Joseph and Brandon Keelean and freshman Meghan Thomassen will join the Editorial Board in their new positions after Spring Break. Pat Coveney and Maija Gustin, both juniors, will take their new positions in the fall when they return from studying abroad. Doyle, a resident of Lyons Hall, and Stryker, of Knott Hall, will serve as co-news editors. A native of South Bend, Doyle currently serves as Associate News Editor and has covered the student government beat for most of the last year. She is an English major with minors in French and Francophone Studies and Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. Stryker is a Television major with a minor in European Studies. He is from New Canaan, Conn. Sryker covered Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District race between Jackie Walorski and Joe Donnelly. Joseph will serve as sports editor. A resident of St. Edward’s Hall, Joseph has worked for the department since his freshman year and covered Bengal Bouts, the national runners-up men’s lacrosse team last spring and this fall’s national champion women’s soccer team. Joseph is pursuing a double major in Economics and Pre-professional Studies. He is originally from Dublin, Ohio. A resident of Le Mans Hall from Hazard, Ky., Housley has covered Saint Mary’s news since her freshman year. Thomassen, hailing from Rowley, Mass., will take over the Viewpoint department. She is a resident of Pasquerilla East Hall. Gustin will join the Editorial Board as the Scene editor. Gustin, currently spending the semester studying abroad in London, has already contributed to The Observer from overseas, covering the red carpet at the Orange British Academy Film Awards Saturday. She is from Chicago and is majoring in English and Film, Television and Theatre with a concentration in Film. Coveney is also spending the semester participating in Notre Dame’s London Program, but will assume the role of photo editor in the fall. A Political Science major from Keough Hall, Coveney has covered the Irish women’s soccer program’s two trips to the College Cups in the last two years. He is from Geneva, Ill. Keelean will serve as Graphics editor. He is a Graphic Design major from Holland, Mich. The other editors previously selected for the Editorial Board include Managing Editor Sarah Mervosh, and Assistant Managing Editors Adriana Pratt and Chris Masoud, in addition to Farmer.
When Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert went down after blocking a shot with his head on Saturday, his team didn’t just lose a player. They conceded a goal that made the game 4-3 and helped the Canucks push it to overtime, earning a point in the process.Calvert, 29, was hit in the head by an Elias Pettersson shot from near point-blank range with two minutes and 50 seconds left in the third period on Saturday and appeared in obvious distress. Still, play went on — even after Pettersson raised his hand to indicate his opponent needed immediate help. This is honestly terrible pic.twitter.com/WUXN79tawo— DNVR Avalanche (@DNVR_Avalanche) November 17, 2019The Canucks scored thirteen seconds later while Calvert remained down on the ice, struggling to get up. After the game, Colorado players were still fuming after the game that on-ice officials didn’t stop the game to allow medical staff to attend to their teammate.Erik Johnson on the Matt Calvert incident: “It’s a fucking joke. You want to protect a guy? Guy’s got a family at home, he’s laying there bleeding out of his head and you don’t blow the whistle? It’s a complete joke. An absolute joke. They should be ashamed of themselves.” #Avs— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) November 17, 2019Nathan MacKinnon, who scored the game-winning goal just 27 seconds into overtime, could be seen yelling at the referees after Calvert’s injury for not blowing the play dead. After the game, he said he “just can’t see” any other sport allowing play to continue while an athlete bleeds from his head. He said referees need to make a “judgment call” when players’ heads are concerned.”It’s not the Canucks’ fault. It’s not the refs’ fault. It’s just a league rule,” MacKinnon told reporters via Sportsnet. “The refs, they wanted to blow it. It’s just silly they can’t.”“The guy is lying there, bleeding out the side of his head,” MacKinnon continued. “And it’s Matt Calvert; he’s such a tough guy, he’s not looking for a whistle and faking it. If it’s a puck off the foot, let him lay there. A broken foot, it’s serious, but he’ll be fine. But a guy’s bleeding out of his ear? It’s pretty dangerous.”The NHL rulebook states that when a player is injured so badly that they cannot continue playing, officials will not stop play until the injured player’s team has recovered control of the puck. But given the nature of Calvert’s injury, even players who weren’t in the game — such as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski — chimed in on Twitter to say “this play has to stop.” Has to be blown down. This play has to stop https://t.co/ig8WkmGT20— Zach Werenski (@ZachWerenski) November 17, 2019Werenski expanded on his comment Sunday morning and added that “[this situation] is a tough spot for the refs” based on the league’s rules.”It puts [referees] in a tough position and I’m sure they don’t want to see anyone hurt on the ice,” Werenski tweeted. “Have to make it more clear in situations like this.”Colorado has not yet released an update on Calvert’s status.
Still, Gregorius figures to be a short-term asset for a Phillies team desperate to ascend from mediocrity in 2020. Fellow shortstop Jean Segura, signed to a long-term deal in Philadelphia, is now expected to shift to second base. Segura said earlier this offseason he was open to the swap.#Phillies are in agreement with Didi Gregorius— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 10, 2019MORE: Where do the Nationals look after big Strasburg get? The Phillies agreed to terms on a one-year, $14 million deal with free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius on Tuesday, as first reported by Joel Sherman.Gregorius, 29, expanded his offensive game over the past five seasons with the Yankees to become much more than a defensive specialist in the middle infield. He underwent Tommy John surgery after the 2018 season, though, which cut short his contract year in New York and likely chipped away at his market value. Because longtime Phillies infielder Cesar Hernandez was non-tendered, the club had a vacancy at second Segura could easily slide into. Scott Kingery, who also has experience as a middle-infielder, is anticipated to be used more at third base and center field than second given his proven versatility.Gregorius’ career slash line of .264/.313/.429 and OPS+ of 99 belies how good of a hitter he has become in recent years. He slashed .268/.335/.494 with a 124 OPS+ in a career-best 2018 season, and that bat production lifted his bWAR to 4.3 for the campaign. After an injury-shortened 2019, he will try to return to that form at Citizens Bank Park.Segura, meanwhile, should be an elite defensive second baseman if he indeed moves over there given his solid play at shortstop in recent years.
The Jets (5-8) are out of AFC playoff contention for the 2019 NFL season. They will be trying to play spoiler against the top-seeded team in the conference, the Ravens (11-2), on “Thursday Night Football” (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Network).Baltimore, coming off a gritty win in Buffalo, needs to keep winning to stay a full game ahead of New England for home-field advantage. It can’t afford to look ahead to rematches with Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the final two weeks. New York, coming off a narrow win over Miami, are staring at losing out with Pittsburgh and Buffalo. Stat that mattersThe Ravens have the No. 5 scoring defense in the NFL, allowing on average 18.2 points per game. They are No. 9 against the pass and No. 6 against the run. The Jets have the No. 29 scoring offense at 17.4 points per game. They are No. 30 in passing and No. 31 in rushing. Nothing has to give here.Jets vs. Ravens predictionThe Jets are overmatched here in most ways. They will do their best defensively to contain Jackson and the Ravens on the ground, but they will get burned plenty by the pass before wearing down. With Le’Veon Bell in a weird returning spot against a tough run defense and Darnold not seeing many open guys, it’s hard to see the Jets moving the ball much offensively.Ravens 30, Jets 10 Will the Jets pull off a major upset? Or will the Ravens take care of business?Here’s everything to know about betting on Jets vs. Ravens in Week 15, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Thursday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends at Sports InsiderJets vs. Ravens odds for ‘Thursday Night Football’Spread: Ravens by 15Point total: 45Odds: Jets -110, Ravens -110The Ravens have been dancing around two-touchdown favorite status all throughout the short week. The Jets have done well of late against a very favorable schedule, but the degree of difficulty is raised considerably here. The point total is tied more to how they might struggle against the Ravens’ defense.Jets vs. Ravens all-time seriesThe Ravens hold a 8-2 all-time edge. They lost the most recent meeting, however, 24-16 in 2016. Before then, the Ravens had won eight in a row after losing the first-ever meeting. When coach John Harbaugh has been around, the Ravens are 4-1.Three trends to know— 54 percent of spread bettors are on the Ravens despite the big number. 61 percent of moneyline bettors are solidly behind the Ravens.— The Jets are also 5-8 against the spread this season. They are 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread in the past five games. They have covered only once as losers, however.— The Ravens have won eight straight games and covered in 7 of them. The total has gone under in three of their past four games.MORE: Lamar Jackson passed Michael Vick as a QB long before recordThree things to watchLamar Jackson and the rushing recordThe Ravens’ NFL MVP-to-be quarterback needs 23 yards to get to 1,040 yards rushing on the season, breaking the 13-year-old single-year mark of Michael Vick, who briefly played for the Jets. Jackson is playing through a quadriceps injury, but that total is low enough for him to make history. The Ravens should do whatever they want with Jackson passing on the Jets’ depleted back seven to grab a big lead, so once Jackson hits the mark by 5 rushing attempts, they might not force the issue with his running.The Jets’ run defenseNew York has moved up to No. 2 against the run, allowing on average 78.8 yards per game. The Ravens are No. 1 offensively at 200.9 yards rushing per game. While that might help the Jets slow down Mark Ingram in the traditional running game, their mess at linebacker and having no Jamal Adams again to clean up at safety doesn’t bode well when Jackson takes off.The Ravens’ secondaryThe Jets have a decent receiving corps with Robby Anderson and slot man Jamison Crowder. But they both will struggle for Sam Darnold against the Ravens’ cornerback combination of Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 11, 2016)–With a deluge that resulted in approximately one inch of rainfall between 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. PT, Santa Anita officials announced that racing would be cancelled as a result of the downpour following Friday’s sixth race.–Refunds will be paid on all Late Pick Four wagers, the Pick Six, and all rolling Pick Threes involving race 6 through the remainder of the nine-race program.–All Daily Doubles involving races 6 & 7 will be paid out to the winner of race 6 and all runners used in race 7.–Any Pick Three wagers involving races 5, 6 & 7, will be paid out to those tickets with the winners of races 5 & 6, and all runners in race 7.With a zero percent chance of significant rain tonight and tomorrow, Santa Anita will be fully operational on Santa Anita Handicap Day Saturday, with an 11-race card, highlighted by the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, set to begin at 12 noon.For complete morning line information and up to date changes on Saturday’s card, please visit santaanita.com. REFUNDS & ADJUSTED PAYOUTS GIVEN ON ALL EXOTIC WAGERS INVOLVING RACES 7, 8 & 9
CITY (4-2-3-1)HARTZABALETA, OTAMENDI, MANGALA, KOLAROV,TOURE, FERNANDINHO,STERLING, DE BRUYNE, NASRI,AG¸EROARSENAL (4-2-3-1)WELBECK,SANCHEZ, OZIL, IWOBI,RAMSEY, ELNENY,MONREAL, KOSCIELNY, MERTESACKER,BELLERIN,CECHOn Wednesday, Manchester City failed to reach the final of the Champions League. Drawing 0-0 from the first leg of their semi-final against Real Madrid, City lost 1-0 in the Spanish capital.An early own goal from Fernandinho, off former Spurs forward Gareth Bale, gives Real a final place against neighbours Atletico.Now, City have to concentrate on the Barclays Premier League in what is a huge game for both teams. The home side are currently fourth in the Premier League, three points behind Arsenal. Indeed, after Tottenham dropped two points at Chelsea on Monday, Arsenal will eye second place though they are three points behind Spurs with two games remaining.City may have been disappointing this term but they have scored 68 goals, the most in the Premier League and nine more than Arsenal. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored 45 of those goals at home.Indeed, this could be an emotional affair as it will be Pellegrini’s last ever game at the Etihad Stadium.
0Shares0000Giorgio Chiellini wants help in keeping Harry Kane quiet © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINATURIN, Italy, Feb 13 – Centre-back Giorgio Chiellini said it will take the entire Juventus team to stop Tottenham striker Harry Kane in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg clash in Turin.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been in fine form in the Premier League recently, taking seven points from matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, with Kane scoring his 101st league goal in the north London derby last weekend. “Stopping Kane, just me alone, is pretty impossible,” said 33-year-old six-time Serie A winner Chiellini.“I’m not so presumptuous or arrogant to think I can. I hope the whole of Juventus can stop Tottenham, that is what matters.“One-to-one clashes are important but the whole team will have to do its best to limit, not only Harry Kane, but the ‘fab four’ (Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min) in the attacking area.“We shouldn’t just think of Tottenham as Kane, but as a whole team. They haven’t reached this level by chance.“Tomorrow we want to do our best with great respect and humility, aware that this is the very first step of a journey which I hope will take us to Kiev in May.”Juventus — finalists twice in the past three seasons — have conceded just one goal in their last 16 games and Kane said he was eager to lock horns again with Chiellini.– ‘Dead leg’ –“He’s an amazing defender,” said Kane, who has faced Chiellini before. “My first start for England probably the first five minutes he made a challenge and I probably had a dead leg for 10 minutes.“It was a good welcome to international football.”Harry Kane remembers being left bruised by his last meeting with Chiellini © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINAKane added: “We have to come here with belief we can get through. It’ll be tough tomorrow (Tuesday) night then hopefully we can take them to Wembley and get the job done.”It will be the first European meeting between the two sides and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said there is no favourite.“It’s a very balanced challenge, it’s 50-50, the two teams are equal,” said Allegri. “We have to create an advantage tomorrow night and bring it to London where it will be decided.“Obviously I’d be glad not to concede, to end up with a clean sheet.”The Italian champions’ injury list includes Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi, with Allegri admitting he has not yet decided on his final line-up.“We’ll have to see how I feel when I wake up tomorrow, so basically it depends on my alarm clock,” he joked. “Don’t think that I won’t be sleeping, because I can assure you I will be sleeping tonight.”Pochettino boasts a full squad apart from defender Toby Alderweireld, who is making his way back from a hamstring injury.“Juventus is a massive club, its history, they’ve won everything, we can’t compare,” said Pochettino of a side that has been finalists twice in the past three seasons.But the Argentine is hoping to pull off another upset after topping Real Madrid in the group stages.“Not many many people believed in us and our ability to get through. We’re going to be brave.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
North Inishowen: Martin McDermott says he’s ‘blown away’ by the strength of his support with tally figures showing the Glengad man with a landslide in North Inishowen.Tally figures show that Fianna Fáil Councillor McDermott has taken a whopping 34.5 per cent of the vote.McDermott has 2,376 first preferences, meaning he is well in excelss of the 1,377 quota. “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a blown-away vote,” McDermott told Donegal Daily.“I can’t put into words the support I’ve got. I got great support the last time. To get around 35 per cent of the vote, I can’t put that into words.”McDermott was first elected to Donegal County Council five years ago, when he had 2,002 first preferences.He said: “It’s not the big issues. It’s the small, everyday issues. Those are the things that get you elected and the things that mean the most to people. “You have to do the work on the ground. People see what goes on and see what you do. I love doing what I do.“I try to help as many people as I can. I’ll do that for the next five years. That’s what I’m there to do.If you do the work, you get the rewards. I have a very close-knit community who stand behind me.”Labour’s Martin Farren (1,263) and Sinn Féin’s Albert Doherty (1,110) will also retain their seats in Lifford.Fine Gael Councillor Bernard McGuinness (954) is in a battle with another Final Fáil candidate, Marie Duffy, for the fourth seat in North Inishowen. McDermott’s transfers could be defining in deciding who takes that fourth seat. FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOG FROM THE 2019 DONEGAL LOCAL ELECTIONS BELOW …LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updatesLocal Elections 2019: Martin McDermott ‘blown away’ with massive vote was last modified: May 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Bernard McGuinnessfianna failFine Gaellocal elections 2019Marie DuffyMartin FarrenMartin McDermottNorth Inishowen