Gordon McQueen hopes Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy receive a hostile reception from Scotland fans on Friday night.Former Scotland star Gordon McQueen has branded Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy ‘traitors’ ahead of Scotland’s clash with Ireland at Celtic Park on Friday night.McGeady and McCarthy both qualify to play for Ireland because of their Donegal heritage.Their grandfathers both come from Gweedore, and the Everton duo opted to play for the Republic of Ireland ahead of the country in which they were born in. Former Manchester United and Leeds United star has stoked the flames ahead of a potentially toxic atmosphere on Friday night.McQueen said, “I’ve got no time for these players. You’re born in Glasgow but then you go and play for somebody else?“What’s that all about? I’m not having that at all. Will it be hard for them coming back here with Ireland?“I really hope so. I hope they get a horrible reception because they deserve it. McQueen further endeared himself to Irish fans by revealing his confidence that Scotland would record a victory they need to stay in the hunt for qualification.“Personally, I would think that we will qualify but I would be ashamed if we didn’t because just about everybody gets to these finals – 24 countries. Surely we can do that? FORMER SCOTLAND STAR BRANDS MCGEADY AND MCCARTHY ‘TRAITORS’ AHEAD OF CRUCIAL EURO 2016 CLASH was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Euro 2016Gordon McQueenIrelandnewsScotlandSport
Voodoo venue the North West’s Entertainment HQ have another sensational line-up of entertainment this weekend.Friday, former X Factor star Tabby performs in the Voodoo Lounge followed by Kevin Lennon. While in Club Voodoo it’s DJ Paddy Friel admission only €5 with a free cocktail for every lady until 12.30. The Greenroom presents the official launch of the SWELL Festival taking place on Arranmore Island on July 11th and 12th.Saturday it’s Bullit Proof followed by Marty Clampet in Voodoo Lounge.Voodoo Club it’s DJ Flip. To book a booth email firstname.lastname@example.orgVintage open every Saturday from 9pm through Voodoo Lounge.Admission FREE until 11pm. To book your table call 0749109815 or email email@example.comSunday it RACK HOUSE PILFER back for their monthly session.All World Cup games live on our nine big screens. Drinks promotions for every game.See our Facebook for details.X FACTOR STAR SET TO PERFORM AT VOODOO VENUE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 13th, 2014 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsVoodoo Venue
Several prior posts (see here, here and here for instance) have highlighted the clustering phenomenon and how a few discreet instances of alleged bribery yield an inordinate amount of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement activity against individuals.One such example is the DOJ’s long-standing enforcement action (charges were first brought in late 2015) in connection with alleged corrupt schemes to secure contracts from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, PDVSA.Yesterday, the DOJ announced that Jose Manuel Gonzalez Testino (Gonzalez – a dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen) was arrested at Miami International Airport based on a criminal complaint charging conspiracy to violate the FCPA and a substantive FCPA violation for “conspiring to make, and making, corrupt payments to an official [at PDVSA] in exchange for favorable business treatment with PDVSA.”In summary, the Affidavit from a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations in support of the Criminal Complaint states that a Cooperating Witness (CW – a Venezuelan national who was previously employed by PDVSA and has already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money) “admitted, in sum and substance, that he received bribe payments and other things of value from Gonzalez while CW was employed as the General Manager of Bariven (a wholly-owned subsidiary of PDVSA) in exchange for acts and decisions taken by CW in his official capacity; for inducing CW to use his influence with Bariven, PDVSA, and other foreign officials in order to affect or influence acts and decisions thereof; and for other improper business advantages and assistance from CW.”Specifically the affidavit states that in exchange for bribes from Gonzalez, CW:took steps to direct contracts to Gonzalez’s companies;gave Gonzalez’s companies priority over other vendors to receive payments;awarded Gonzalez’s contracts with PDVSA in U.S. dollars, instead of Venezuelan bolivars;helped Gonzalez prepare a presentation to be given to the PDVSA Board of Directors;assisted Gonzalez in receiving priority to meet with the Board; andtook steps to influence the PDVSA Board of Directors’ decision to award a contract for turbine generators to one of Gonzalez’s companies.