FIFA bans Botswana official for life for taking bribes

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FIFA has previously also banned referees from Niger and Tanzania and federation officials from Zambia and Mozambique for links to Perumal, a notorious fixer from Singapore.Perumal often provided referees for corrupt international games for betting scams. His schemes included fixing warmup games for South Africa before it hosted the 2010 World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFIFA did not specify which games or schemes the Botswana official took bribes for, but said his offenses were governed by the 2006 version of its ethics code. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division ZURICH— FIFA says its ethics judges have banned a soccer official from Botswana for life for taking bribes linked to convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal.FIFA says Mooketsi Kgotlele, the former general secretary of the Botswana Football Association, was also fined 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,100). It is unclear how FIFA can enforce fines on officials unable to return to the sport.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Benefits of township living Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station LATEST STORIES Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UFC’s Jon Jones disputes strip club waitress’ assault claim View commentslast_img read more


first_img…doodyIn Guyana, there’s an old, if earthy, saying that pithily summarises what’s going on today in our dear old mudland: “Takin’ yuh doody and daubin’ it pon yuh mattie backside!” How else can you describe the PNC saying that for not returning to the National Assembly and agreeing to an extension of time for elections, the PPP’s breaching the Constitution!!Yep!! That’s what they said…and you can read all about it in Nagamootoo’s column and editorial in the Chronic. One wonders if this version of “33 not the majority of 65” originated with him. After all, he keeps insisting he’s a fiction writer – and even put his efforts in the same sentence mentioning the departure of the great Toni Morrison!!Does he think this will get him the nod over Ramjattan as the PM footstool for the PNC in the next elections?But what about his reaction right after the passage of the no-confidence motion back in Dec 21 2018? Didn’t he say his government would have to resign within three months to comply with Art 106 (6)? Didn’t he say, “Guyanese must understand that the democratic process is sometimes unpredictable. You may have results that are not planned for…but the outcome has to be accepted… It may be a surprise to some, it may be a shock to others; it may be welcomed by some, and others may rejoice over the results, but that is how democracy works, and we are fully committed to the rule of law”?Didn’t he plead, “We want our people to maintain the peace, the good order, the stability of our country. We want nothing to happen in our society that will affect the stability and peace, and we want nothing to happen that will affect the business community in this particular period that you have bright business”? And now he’s demanding that it’s the PPP’s duty to return to Parliament and extend the time Government has already stolen? Even though the society is tense and business sucks?So how’d they arrive at this oxymoron?? The PNC and Nagamootoo insist that Art 106 (6) and 106 (7) must be read together. Okay so far. But where they veer off into la-la land is when they insist that the observation in Art 106 (7), that the 3 months’ deadline of 106 (6) CAN be extended by a two-thirds majority vote, places a DUTY on the PPP to lend them their votes to get that majority!!So they breach their Constitutional obligations by remaining in office beyond the allowed 3 months, and the PPP’s in breach if they don’t go along??Is Nagamootoo back to imbibing bush rum from Whim??…with the race brushThe PNC machinery is in high gear, daubing this newspaper with the race brush because it cited concerns that the Haitians pouring through Guyana might pose health risks. The Chronic reported NY Caribbean-descended lawmakers that such was the case.But what’s so “racist” about raising these concernsWhen, according to SN, “Mabaruma Mayor Henry Smith yesterday warned that a health crisis may be looming in Region One, given the large number of Venezuelans who are illegally crossing the border”?? Was he being racist?? When the PNC-appointed REO seconded this stance, was he being racist?? Or is it that “racism” is okay if it’s against Venezuelan Amerindians?The Ministry of Health agreed that these Haitian health concerns were “reasonable”. Were they racist??On the concerns about cholera…doesn’t the bacteria survive in the infected for long periods?? Couldn’t they be transmitted to others who use overcrowded toilet facilities in the hotel rooms they’re herded into? Is it unreasonable that, apart from demanding cash, sex might be demanded from AIDS infected Haitian women?The race card is being used to muzzle valid concerns.…the victimsThe Chronic also ran a human-interest piece about residents of Buxton reflecting on the killings and mayhem in their village. One called for a “COI” into the events – as did Jagdeo.So why’s the PNC refusing?last_img read more

APNU/AFC “good life” is the reason to disregard democracy

first_imgDear Editor,The plight of Guyanese continues to escalate to a level that is quite unbearable, while this APNU/AFC coalition Government refuses to resolve these issues. Most persons who voted for this coalition Government are awaiting the “good life”, promised by this Government, and it must be noted that only the ‘cabal’ of the APNU/AFC is enjoying the ‘good life’ in Guyana.The ‘good life’ that is being created for the APNU/AFC cabal and the fright of losing it is the sole reason why David Granger refuses to announce a date for the Regional and General Elections that has been constitutionally due since March 21, 2019, while the farce of House-to-House Registration is being used to delay the elections. David Granger should be held responsible for the disrespect of the Constitution and stifling of democracy.The situation in Region Five where an elected tier of Government is being allowed to be trampled upon by David Granger and his APNU/AFC coalition since its formation in 2015 can be considered an ideal example to convince Guyanese that David Granger is not a ‘Church Boy’, for democracy but an individual who joined with the forces to ensure that democracy continues to be disregarded.As Guyanese, we must not allow David Granger and his cabal to derail democracy in Guyana but ensure that we stand up against any individual or forces that would try to trample upon democracy.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

PFA urges FA to ban heading for Under-10s

first_imgAt least 250 former footballers have been diagnosed with serious degenerative brain conditions in recent years and PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor says football’s governing body should consider following the example of the United States, where children 12 or younger are already banned from heading.“I think that has to be a serious consideration. It is not a knee-jerk reaction,”PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor told the Daily Telegraph on Friday.“It would be a considered reaction bearing in mind evidence that has been coming through from different sports and to a limited extent in football.“There have been rule changes for youngsters about pitches they play on, about the numbers in the game, about whether or not girls should be involved with boys and up to what age.“It is very much in line with that. We don’t want to put off the next generation but we need to be very mindful. The game needs to have a duty of care to all its participants.”Former West Bromwich Albion and England star Jeff Astle died in 2002 from a brain trauma caused by heading the heavy leather footballs used when he played the 1960s and 1970s.And the issue has become even more of a concern in recent years despite the change to lighter balls.The Stirling study reported a reduction in memory performance of 41-67 per cent in the 24 hours after players headed a football 20 times.Memory function did return to normal 24 hours later but the call for urgent and more detailed research is likely to grow louder following the report.Dr Willie Stewart collaborated on the research and told the Telegraph “It stunned me that just a single session of practice – nothing untoward, nothing out of the ordinary – could produce that immediate change.“I did not expect to see any real changes to the brain. My jaw hit the table when I looked at the results.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Heading a football could cause memory problems for 24 hours, according to a new study © AFP / Hector RetamalLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has urged the English Football Association to ban children under 10 heading balls amid growing fears of brain injuries.A new study from the University of Stirling found heading a ball could cause memory problems for 24 hours and experts want to study the implications for younger players whose brains are still developing.last_img read more


first_imgIT’S not long now folks – six more days to the All-Ireland final.And while we’re all going a wee bit mad, Donegal star Mark McHugh says the players are keeping their feet on the ground.In this interview with Jerome Quinn at Hogan Stand he speaks about following in the footsteps of his dad Martin.  DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MARK McHUGH TALKS ABOUT FOLLOWING IN HIS DAD’S FOOTSTEPS was last modified: September 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

Meetings 8/21

first_imgReseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. today at Canoas Banquet Hall, use rear entrance, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Neighborhood Council Valley Village will hold a board meeting and present information on how to become a candidate for board elections in October, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St., Valley Village. Call (818) 759-8204. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Dyer Street Elementary School, 14500 Dyer St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. West Hills Neighborhood Council will hold an election-information meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Roscoe Restaurant, 22746 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 883-5597. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth St., Canoga Park. Call (818) 884-9906. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Manchester United line up for CSKA Moscow in the Champions League – strong

first_img 11 11 11 36. Matteo Darmian (right-back) 11 11 20. Sergio Romero (goalkeeper) 11 11. Anthony Martial (left-wing) 9. Romelu Lukaku (striker) 17. Daley Blind (left-back) 11 14. Jesse Lingard (right-wing) 21. Ander Herrera (central midfield) 12. Chris Smalling (centre-back) You can listen to live radio commentary of CSKA Moscow v Manchester United on talkSPORT from 7:45pm on talkSPORT.A fairly routine 3-0 victory for the Red Devils on matchday one against Basel sees them in a great position as the visit Russia.Liverpool’s misfiring performance against Spartak last night will serve as a warning, and Jose Mourinho would be wise to be wary.He is without Marouane Fellaini, who suffered an ankle knock against Southampton, while Michael Carrick is also absent along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo.Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are both back from suspension but it’s unlikely the duo will start as Mourinho rotates his squad.So who will start? Click the right arrow above, right, to see the entire predicted line-up in squad number order… 31. Nemanja Matic (central midfield) 11 11 11 8. Juan Mata (attacking midfield) 2. Victor Lindelof (centre-back) – Click the right arrow above, right, to see the entire predicted line-up in squad number order 11last_img read more

Dave Chappelle misses the money, but not his TV show

first_imgDave Chappelle doesn’t regret his decision to walk away from a $50 million deal to continue his hit Comedy Central television show. However, he might miss the money. Halting his “Chappelle’s Show” last year was “one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life,” the 33-year-old comedian said Tuesday while addressing the opening convocation at Central State University. “Now, economically it makes no sense at all,” he added. His sudden “spiritual retreat” to South Africa on the eve of his show’s third season left the series in limbo. He has since returned to performing standup and released the concert documentary “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. Chappelle, who lives near the southwest Ohio village of Yellow Springs, encouraged students not to compromise their values. “It’s good to have a vision for your life, but your moral conduct and your moral code should be priceless,” he said. “You should just have some values that you just hold, that you won’t sell at any price.” 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released

first_imgThe state’s seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from December’s revised rate.  The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.8 percent.North Carolina’s January 2017 unemployment rate was unchanged from a year ago.  The number of people employed increased 11,256 over the month to 4,674,841 and increased 98,860 over the year. The number of people unemployed increased 3,298 over the month to 260,150 and increased 1,780 over the year.Seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, decreased 6,600 to 4,376,100 in January. The major industries with the largest over-the-month increases were Trade, Transportation & Utilities at 1,800, followed by Financial Activities, 1,700; Other Services, 1,500; Construction, 1,100; Education & Health Services, 900; and Mining & Logging, 200. Major industries experiencing decreases were Government, 5,200; Manufacturing, 4,700; Leisure & Hospitality Services, 1,900; Professional & Business Services, 1,200; and Information, 800. Since January 2016, Total Nonfarm jobs gained 79,200 with the Total Private sector growing by 71,200 and Government increasing by 8,000. The largest over-the-year increase among major industries was Professional & Business Services at 18,800, followed by Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 14,600; Education & Health Services, 11,200; Leisure & Hospitality Services, 10,400; Construction, 8,400; Government, 8,000; Financial Activities, 7,100; Other Services, 3,900; and Mining & Logging, 300. Major industries experiencing decreases were Manufacturing, 3,100; and Information, 400.The next unemployment update is scheduled for Friday, March 17, 2017 when the county unemployment rates for January 2017 will be released.last_img read more

Marketing Day: Facebook video Ad Breaks expand, YouTube intros call-to-action ad extension, more

first_img Posted on 14th December 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Facebook expands Ad Breaks to 14 more countries, launches Watch globally on desktopDec 13, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesSays more than 75 million daily Watch visitors spend, on average, more than 20 minutes on the video platform.YouTube sunsetting call-to-action overlays in favor of new ad extensionDec 13, 2018 by Ginny MarvinThe call-to-action ad extension will be available for TrueView in-stream ads to start.Agenda alert: Adobe is keynoting at MarTech!Dec 13, 2018 by Scott BrinkerWe’re excited to announce a newly-confirmed keynote speaker! Join us for a candid keynote conversation to learn first-hand insights about how Adobe leverages marketing technology to accomplish their business goals. The complete agenda will be posted soon – stay tuned! Connect with Ann and your martech tribe April 3-5, 2019 in San Jose. Get all […]How effective acquisition strategies can drive growthDec 13, 2018 by Inbal LaviA strategy anchored by a focus on verticals, market leadership and technology offers a pathway for companies in the performance marketing industry to grow their businesses and unlock value for partners.Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:Branch launches cross-channel cohort analysis for app marketersby Barry Levine How likely is your sales team to recommend you to a friend or colleague? by Leela SrinivasanOnline Marketing News From Around The Web:FTC complaint filed against Diageo on Ciroc social media marketing, Westfaironline.comNielsen’s Q2 Audience Benchmark Shows How Connected Devices Are Reshaping Media, Adexchanger.comThe Tips and Tricks of Designing for E-Commerce, Sourcingjournal.comThe post Marketing Day: Facebook video Ad Breaks expand, YouTube intros call-to-action ad extension, more appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Facebook video Ad Breaks expand, YouTube intros call-to-action ad extension, more HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Facebook video Ad Breaks expand, YouTube intros call-to-action ad extension, more Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Marketing Day: Facebook video Ad Breaks expand, YouTube intros call-to-action ad extension, moreYou are here:last_img read more