Meunier sells: “Even without a leg, it would be good business”

first_imgThomas Meunier has given an interview in the Belgian media RTBF, in which he has given his version for the injury of Eden Hazard. Beyond that, the Paris Saint Germain footballer ends his contract next June and has been in charge of selling himself to receive good offers in the market. So much so, that he has even said that it would be a great option for any club even if they cut off his leg. PSG in the Champions League quarterfinals: “If it were not played more it would be crazy, incredible. We worked long after the defeat in Dortmund. We have the potential to go all the way. We are playing for the title, we are in the final of the two cups … It could be a fantastic season. “Workouts at home: “We have an individual program of the trainers of the PSG. I invested in a bicycle and a treadmill to put at home. Before I did not have much, I admit it. I have two or three weights and something else.”Do you exercise every day?: “I run every other day. I am lucky to have a very sporty woman, so we encourage each other. If we do it two people is much more joyful than doing it alone. She comes out of her pregnancy, so she is getting back in shape.”How confinement is handled: “Very well, I admit it. It is a blessing to see my children seven days a week, 24 hours a day. I am very happy to stay home.”He stays in Paris: “We were hesitant to go back to Belgium, but it would be to be with the family, have a barbecue and have a drink and we couldn’t have done it. It was easier to stay here.A message for the population“Saving lives is not complicated. It is true that we all want to go for a drink on the terrace, but you just have to stay home to stop the spread. People must understand that there is a real need to stay home.”Video game: “It has been years since I played. Since I am a father I have disconnected. But that is there, I caught it from time to time in the national team. I am not a fan of that and I spend a lot of time with the children. But I am going to participate in a tournament next week to benefit the country’s hospitals. “Her idol: “Ronaldo, the Brazilian. Also the Manchester United version of Beckham, Giggs, Sheringham … It made me love and understand football.” Possible interest of Dortmund: “I see that many fans write to me, I do not understand it (laughs). I have seen articles that link me to Tottenham or Inter, but the fans of Dortmund are the most visible.”Could I go back?: “I am a 28-year-old player, I finish a contract, I would go out for free, I am international in the best team in the world … It cannot be a bad business or a bad purchase. In terms of investment there is not much to lose, even if I they cut a leg. “objective: “No, I don’t sell myself. I speak honestly. Everyone knows that my main objective is to stay in Paris. We will see …”.The fans ask him to stay: “There are still people who understand (laughs)”.Will he play with PSG again?: “I don’t think I have already played my last game. I like to look at the German and Italian championships and I hope we go in the same direction. For economy, television rights … We will. It will be done little by little, even to closed door. I hope we can resume in mid-May. I see for example that Dortmund has resumed training, even if it is two by two. If the season ends empty there will be many repercussions … “.last_img read more

Mum working at nursing home claimed €26K in illegal benefits

first_imgCOURTS: A woman claimed €26,000 in social welfare benefits while working full-time at a nursing home. Michelle Fulton, of The Bungalow, Carnone, Raphoe was charged with social welfare benefit fraud on September 1st, 2011.Inspector Harrison, from the Department of Social Protection told the court, “Mrs Fulton was awarded a one parent family payment on the June 12th, 2008. “However, her file was referred to me, after I received a letter which indicated that she was had completed a training course with a nursing home, and was now working with them.“As I continued my investigations, I discovered she had been employed with them since 2011, but she hadn’t informed the department.“She completed a training course successfully, and was initially employed on a part-time basis, before taking on a full-time position.”The social welfare investigations unit then visited the accountancy firm which looked after the nursing home and obtained the accused woman’s P60. It was then assessed that €25,592.20 had been given to her in overpayments.The investigator added “I requested her to meet me on two occasions in September and October, but both times she failed to appear, and didn’t contact me to let me know she would not be in attendance.“She was made aware of the overpayments that had been made to her, and so far has paid back €755.50, which leaves the balance at 25,836.60.“She was still receiving social welfare payments up until November last year, but was getting regularly deducted, and has also made four cash payments.”Solicitor for the defendant Donough Cleary said his client regretted her actions, and stressed that she had a difficult family situation. Mr Cleary told the court, “She initially began a training course with this company, but this wasn’t paid.“Her training was successful, and then she started to get a few hours here and there, that gradually increased to a day or two a week, before it became a full-time role.“She’s had a difficult family situation that the court would be aware of, but she accepts it was wrong and regrets it.“She has since obtained a full-time job in a different establishment, and is paying €50 a month towards the repayments she owes the state. “She has a mortgage to pay, and her maintenance has been reduced due to her employment.”Inspector Harrison said there is no consistent pattern to her repayments, and said the department would be in contact with the defendant in due course.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 3rd, to see if a repayment plan can be set-up in the meantime, and then assess the situation further at that point.Mum working at nursing home claimed €26K in illegal benefits was last modified: October 5th, 2016 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)last_img read more