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Seven years ago Abidal, playing at the time for Barcelona and France, had received a transplant as he battled liver cancer.In the decision, seen by AFP on Wednesday, a Barcelona judge found “it had been proved that there was new evidence against those investigated, so that the case can be reopened.”The Spanish prosecutor initially reopened investigations after Spanish media published tapes of the former Barca president, Sandro Rosell, suggesting that the club had illegally bought a liver for their defender.Abidal, who is now Barcelona’s sporting director, says his cousin Gerard Armand, who lives in France, was the donor. The latter said he had not received anything, “not a centime”, in exchange.The prosecutor asked that Armand undergo tests to prove that he had donated part of his liver.In October, the same judge drew criticism after ruling there was a “lack of evidence, just conjecture and suspicions” and declaring that it was impossible to force Armand to submit to a medical examination because under French law he could donate his organ.Prosecutors persisted and in reviewing the decision, the Barcelona magistrate noted possible anomalies in the donation procedure, pointing to the absence of a donor’s identity document in the medical file and “alleged irregularities” in the consent signed by the parties.That, in the judge’s opinion, constitutes “sufficient evidence of the alleged commission of the offence at the heart of the investigation” and justifies the continuation of investigations, such as the summoning of Armand as a witness.Barcelona, Abidal, Rosell and the Spanish organ donation organisation have always denied any wrongdoing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eric Abidal’s liver transplant is again under the legal microscope © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Jan 30 – Spanish authorities have re-opened a probe into ex-Barcelona player Eric Abidal’s 2012 liver transplant after confirming that new evidence suggested a trafficked organ was used, according to a legal decision seen by AFP on Wednesday.The courts have previously looked into Abidal’s transplant because of doubts about the identity of the donor.
19Feb Rep. Griffin urges governor to revise, reissue plans for DEQ, water safety State Rep. Beth Griffin today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to revise a previous plan and issue another executive order reorganizing the Michigan Department ofEnvironmental Quality in an effort to expand environmental protections, increase access to safe and clean drinking water, and improve the health and safety of Michigan’s citizens.Griffin, of Mattawan, said the Legislature recently rejected an executive order reorganizing the department because a portion of the order overstepped the fundamental division of powers between the governor’s office and Legislature.“The new governor’s decision to eliminate three legislatively established commissions was an overreach of executive authority. The Legislature had a duty to act in its constitutional role as a check on the executive branch,” Griffin said. “I believe that same executive order also included many good ideas for Michigan, but because the Legislature does not have the power to edit individual lines of an executive order it had to be rejected in its entirety.”The review commissions the governor’s executive order would have abolished were put into law last year to give citizens a much-needed voice in the rule-making process, increasing the transparency and accountability of the DEQ. Prior to the creation of review commissions, citizens and small businesses had no recourse to appeal new rules made by the DEQ and were stuck with the consequences, unless they decided to pursue costly and time-consuming appeals through the courts.Griffin’s resolution calls on the governor to submit a new and revised executive order that does not include the elimination of these committees.“I’m committed to safeguarding the health and safety of Michigan families by protecting the environment and improving access to safe, clean drinking water,” Griffin said. “I’m asking the Governor to resubmit the Executive Order without elimination of the review commissions that were established by law. I’m confident we will find a lot of common ground if we work together on responsible reforms to protect and improve our water resources for all Michigan families.”House Resolution 26 has been referred to the House Government Operations Committee for consideration.### Categories: Griffin News
ShareTweet “It was great to hear the positive input and innovative ideas of the pupils here today and to see the level of enthusiasm for the bid. I think our young people have so much to offer and I would like to see all local schools playing an active role in securing the title.”Pupils from post primary schools across Derry, Strabane and outlying areas such as Omagh and Limavady all attended the event in the Guildhall showcasing ways to become champions of EYC 19. Feedback from the young people taking part will now steer the EYC 19 bid.For information on how to become a champion of EYC 19 visit www.eyc19.com. Or follow us on facebook @eyc19 and twitter @eyc2019.YOUNG PEOPLE GET BEHIND EUROPEAN YOUTH CAPITAL BID was last modified: December 10th, 2015 by John2John2 Tags: Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council pictured at Wednesday’s European Youth Capital 19 event in the Guildhall with representatives from various primary and secondary schools throughout the north west. Included are Oonagh McGillion, Director of Legacy and Emma McLaughlin, EYC Officer, Derry City and Strabane District Council.THE Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Elisha McCallion, today invited pupils from across local areas to a special event highlighting how our young people can get involved in the bid for the title of European Youth Capital 2019.A successful EYC 19 bid will highlight the council area as one of Europe’s most progressive and enlightened places for young people to live, and speaking after the event, Mayor McCallion said she was keen to engage local school children in the campaign.“To secure the title of European Youth Capital would be a fantastic opportunity for the city and district, and I really want to see local young people actively involved as champions in this campaign.“Our district has a very young population and we hope to gauge their ideas and vision for the bid, which will ultimately inform the development of youth policies in locations across Europe. DerryMAYOR ELISHA MCCALLIONstrabaneYOUNG PEOPLE GET BEHIND EUROPEAN YOUTH CAPITAL BID