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Utrecht outraged: “We will challenge that decision”

first_img“We will hire all attorneys to challenge this decision. That Cup final must be played beyond September 1“, stated the owner of Utrecht, Frans van SeumerenStatements that follow the path shown by the club, after the decision on Friday, to take legal action against the Dutch soccer body.Lawyer Christian Visser, in statements collected by From Telegraaf, sees possibilities in case Utrecht decide to sue the KNVB. “Especially with the Cup final you have a chance “. The KNVB has also chosen that leaderboard to spread the money out of TV.Economic alarm: 400 million lossesEric Gudde, KNVB director of professional football, has published the damage that the coronavirus pandemic can cause in Dutch football. KNVB talks about a loss of income that can be around 400 million euros. This call for help has been through a letter addressed to Ministry of sports, the Ministry of Justice and Security and the mayors of the different cities. In addition, to the House of Representatives. “We are sounding the alarm about the consequences for our sector. We ask that you work with us to find creative, real and available solutions for professional soccer. All aid and cooperation with the government are therefore necessary to guarantee the survival of the sector.“Gudde adds.“We have to be careful not to isolate Dutch professional football in Europe. This would seriously damage the athletic position of the Dutch clubs for a longer period.“concludes the highest representative of Dutch football. The decision of the KNVB to end the Eredivisie prematurely and without granting promotions and descents It continues to provoke a multitude of reactions in the Netherlands. Apart from the Dutch second division clubs involved SC Cambuur and From Graafschap, that they will no longer go up, and that they are costernized. There are more critical voices. The fans of SC Cambuur and From Graafschap they have mobilized to try to reverse the decision and They have created a page to collect signatures. They have already had 15,000 people sign.But there is another club, which feels disadvantaged: Utrecht. KNVB rhe divided the European squares following the current classification, as recommended by UEFA in his meeting with the federations. Ajax and AZ would go to the Champions League, While, Feyenoord will have his place in the group stage of the Europa League, just like PSV and Willem II, that they would play the preliminary round. The problem comes because Utrecht, sixth in the table, and with a worse games / points ratio than Willem II, runs out of space in Europe. And there your frustration as the Cup final, which gives a place to join the Europa League, has also been permanently suspended. Utrecht was one of the finalists along with Feyenoord, which already has a European place for being third.last_img read more

Japanese fans look beyond tactics to celebrate World Cup victory

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES Panels of former players and soccer commentators debated the unusual tactics throughout the day on Japanese TV, with most expressing support for Nishino.“It was a difficult decision by Nishino but the correct one,” said soccer commentator and former player Tetsuo Nakanishi.Both Japan and Senegal finished the group phase with four points, had the same goal difference and the same amount of goals scored. They also played to a 2-2 draw on Sunday.Starting at this year’s tournament, disciplinary records — known as fair play — were added by FIFA as a tiebreaker. Japan had four yellow cards in its three group matches while Senegal had six.As they have done for previous matches, large groups of Japanese fans assembled at various venues around the country.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Karma is AB’: Batshuayi’s celebration at World Cup gets online giggles Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Once it was confirmed their team would advance, wild celebrations lasted into the early hours of Friday morning.“It wasn’t pretty near the end, but the team did what it had to do,” said company employee Makoto Uchida. “I’m happy we are going to the next round.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In this Thursday, June 28, 2018, file photo, Japanese soccer fans celebrate at a public viewing venue in Tokyo as Japan advanced to the next stage of the World Cup following their team’s loss to Poland in the Group H World Cup soccer match. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)TOKYO — Japanese soccer fans on Friday debated their team’s controversial tactics at the World Cup, with most accepting them as an inevitable outcome of the tournament’s tiebreaking format.Japan lost 1-0 to Poland in their final group game on Thursday in Russia. Despite the loss, Japan advanced to a round-of-16 match against Belgium because it received fewer yellow cards than Senegal, which lost to Colombia by the same score at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Once Colombia had scored in Samara, Japan knew it had done enough to advance even though it was losing late in its match. The Japanese players slowed play down to almost nothing, softly passing the ball back and forth in little triangles in their own end to waste time.READ: Japan advances to knockout stage on yellow cards despite loss to PolandFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“My decision was to rely on the other match,” Japan coach Akira Nishino said. “I’m not too happy about this but … I forced my players to do what I said. And we went through.”Poland, happy to get a victory after two losses, did little to pressure Japan’s players. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

Harry Greaves’ Alarming Revelation

first_imgThe eminent economic and financial analyst and writer, Harry A. Greaves in his weekly Daily Observer column last week, produced an alarming revelation. Quoting “reliable sources”, Mr. Greaves, who is also a certified public accountant (CPA), told our readers that in March this year (2015), the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) had in its bank accounts a staggering US$80 million. But by the end of June 2015 – three months later – that money had been spent, using a palsy balance of US$500,000. The first question to ask is, is this true? Did NOCAL truly have in its bank accounts US$80 million? Who are Mr. Greaves’ “reliable sources”, and are they correct in their revelation? It is widely speculated – indeed most people believe – that though he resigned as chair in 2013, Robert Sirleaf still chairs the shots at NOCAL. How does the President, his mother, allow that to happen? Is it true what many are saying – that she is incapable of standing up to her “most beloved son”, so that he always has his way and gets anything he wants? “Then the President herself is responsible for the Malpractices at NOCAL. No wonder she announced last week that the track “full responsibility “for what happened there.If now, Greaves “reliable sources “are correct, then what happened to the US$80 million so quickly? Was some of it squandered on the “retirement packages” that some of the NOCAL staff and board members are said to have received?How on earth is it possible for such a stupendous amount of money to be so recklessly mishandled? Did those responsible forget that Liberia is a country where the vast majority of its people live in abject poverty?Did they forget that by the President’s own admission, the educational system is “in a mess”? That our health care delivery system, too, is terribly inadequate, and that is why nearly 5, 000 of our people, mostly the poor and destitute, perished from Ebola?Do the people who spent that money know what even one fourth of that amount, US$20million, could have done for Education and health in our country?With this kind of financial recklessness, even thievery, with what conscience do our leaders stand before the donors in Europe, America, Asia and Africa and plead for aid? We know of nowhere in the developed world that its officials would spend their taxpayers money in such a reckless and thievish manner. Even if the US$80 million allegation were untrue, what about the US$31 million that Clemenceau Urey left in the NOCAL accounts when President Sirleaf removed him as NOCAL Chair inFebruary 2012? That is when she appointed her son Robert to that position.When Robert Sirleaf’s watch NOCAL was able to spend US$ 31 million in only the 18 months of his tenure! Doing what?We support Harry Greaves 100% in his call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to commission immediately an audit of NOCAL. Given the magnitude of this crisis, only an independent international auditing firm such as Price Water House or Coopers and Lybrand can do justice to the auditing of NOCAL.Indeed, the government’s own auditing firm, the General Auditing Commission (GAC) would be very reluctant even afraid to touch NOCAL.Why? This newspaper has in its possession a letter written by NOCAL Board Chairman Robert Sirleaf dated October 4, 2012, to Mr. Robert Kilby, Auditor General at the time. In his letter, Mr. Sirleaf told Mr. Kilby, “… the Board of Directors respectfully requests, on behalf of NOCAL, a temporary break in the audit process while we re-examine our internal control systems and attempt to ensure that the process is done correctly, efficiently and in a manner that will maximize the benefit of conducting an audit. Our Audit Committee stands ready to work alongside your designated focal person in order to reschedule the commencement of the audit. “I wish to thank you for your kind consideration of this request.”Does the GAC, even under a new management, have the temerity to touch NOCAL with an Audit? In any case, with such a letter on its file, what kind of audit will the GAC have the courage to undertake?In keeping with her own pledge proclaimed in her Inaugural Address on January 16, 2006, to make the fight against corruption “Priority No. 1,” we call on the President to face the tainted bull head-on by credibly auditing NOCAL.This is a matter of character and resolve.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sundowns stun mighty Ahly with five-goal triumph

first_img0Shares0000South African club Mamelodi Sundowns trounced Egyptian visitors Al Ahly 5-0 Saturday in the first leg of a CAF Champions League quarter-final © AFP / RODGER BOSCHJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 6 – Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa stunned record eight-time trophy holders Al Ahly of Egypt 5-0 Saturday in the first leg of a CAF Champions League quarter-final near Pretoria.It was the heaviest defeat suffered by the Cairo Red Devils in a CAF match and leaves them with virtually no chance in the second leg next weekend. Themba Zwane and Wayne Arendse scored to give the hosts a 2-0 half-time advantage at a packed 25,000-seat Lucas ‘Masterpieces’ Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.Brazilian Ricardo Nascimento converted a penalty two minutes into the second half and goals from Uruguayan Gaston Sirino and Ahly reject Phakamani Mahlambi completed the rout.The clubs meet again next Saturday in Egypt and Ahly will have to score at least five goals to have a chance of avoiding elimination from the elite African club competition.Beating Ahly, who have also won a record 19 CAF titles, by such a wide margin was beyond the wildest dreams of even the most optimistic Sundowns supporter.Most believed a two-goal advantage and not conceding at home was the best the shock 2016 Champions League winners could hope for against such vaunted opponents.Ahly have suffered several three-goal defeats since making their debut in the competition 43 years ago, but this humiliation puts the future of Uruguayan coach Martin Lasarte in doubt.He took over this year from Frenchman Patrice Carteron, who was sacked after Ahly surrendered a 3-1 first-leg lead to lose the 2018 final against Esperance of Tunisia.“We had a very bad match today, and we need to work hard in the coming period to fix many things,” Lasarte told the Ahly website after the debacle.“I apologise to Ahly fans, both those who were at the stadium or following via television.“There is no time to talk about anything now, and we only have to work and focus on what is ahead.”BeIn Sport pundit and former star Ahly centre-back Wael Gomaa called the five-goal thrashing in South Africa a “disgrace”.Gomaa was part of the star-studded Ahly side that reached four consecutive Champions League finals from 2005, winning three.In Dar es Salaam, Simba SC of Tanzania were held 0-0 by five-time champions TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.While the result confirms Mazembe as favourites to win the tie, they will tread warily after what occurred at the same stage last season.Having forced a 0-0 draw at Primeiro Agosto of Angola, the Congolese side missed two penalties and had two goals disallowed in a second leg that ended 1-1 and they were eliminated on away goals.Later Saturday, Horoya of Guinea host Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and CS Constantine of Algeria have home advantage over Esperance.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal best-known food products has emerged as a real rising star on the Irish food and international food scene. The already famed Donegal Rapeseed Oil will be proudly displaying a coveted 2 Gold Star Great Taste 2012 logo after being judged by a panel of 350 of the nation’s most discerning food experts over 45 days.Donegal Rapeseed Co. Ltd. is located in Raphoe and is growing from strength to strength both in reputation and qulaity of product. “We are a small, locally owned and operated company in Donegal. All our rape seed crops are grown locally by specially selected, individual, small farm holdings dispersed throughout the area, on soils that are unique to this area and are not found anywhere else on the island of Ireland.”To achieve Gold in Great Taste is significant for any food or drink producer and results are eagerly awaited. The scheme, run by the Guild of Fine Food, has been described as the epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize and in 2012 a total of 8,807 different food and drink products were entered.Donegal Rapeseed Oil is the only pure rapeseed oil in Ireland to win 2 Gold Stars this year. “We knew from last years 1 Gold Star that we had the potential to do better and this year we proved it. It’s always good to see other oil producers doing well but we believe we are at the elite end of the market, one step ahead of the competition.”The management of the local producers attribute the oil’s great taste to their highly skilled farmers and growers, the local soil and the unique north west climate. “The oil has been tried and tested, but being a natural product we don’t have a huge influence over how the eventual product is going to taste; it’s all down to nature and the agronomy skills of our farmers here in Donegal. We are now aiming for the Golden Fork Award, the highest accolade in fine food and drink arena.”Judges this year included Masterchef winner and restauranter Mat Follas, restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Charles Campion, food writers Lucas Hollweg and Xanthe Clay and over 300 food buyers from leading food halls, delicatessans and farm shops, including Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.Call to see us at this year’s A Taste of Donegal Food Festival this weekend from 24th until 26th August. We look forward to seeing you there.Donegal Rapeseed Co., Ltd. Tel: 00353 74 9145386 or email them at  info@donegalrapeseedoilco.comWeb: www.donegalrapeseedoilco.com DONEGAL RAPESEED OIL GETS STAR TREATMENT AT GREAT TASTE 2012 was last modified: August 22nd, 2012 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:donegal rapeseed oilRaphoelast_img read more

Express primed to land new shirt sponsor today

first_imgComments Express FC are set to unveil a new sponsor on Thursday after the one-year contract they had with DStv exprired on June 1. The new shirt sponsor for the oldest club in Uganda’s football is not yet confirmed but rumours have it that it will be SportPesa a betting company that sponsors Kenya Premier League The unveiling ceremony will be conducted at Kibinge Motel and it will commence at 10am where all media houses have been invited. Tags: Express FClast_img read more

SA ratchets up ARV rollout

first_img9 May 2007South Africa had almost doubled the number of people receiving anti-retroviral therapy from the public health sector between March and December 2006.According to Social Services Minister Zola Skweyiya, a total of 239 244 were receiving therapy by December last year, up from 134 473 in March the same year.This is in addition to an estimated 80 000 people who are receiving anti-retroviral therapy from private sector health outlets.Briefing reporters on progress made by departments in government’s social cluster on Tuesday, Skweyiya said in the 2006/07 financial year, 425-million condoms were distributed.At the same time, 4 189 voluntary counselling sites had been set up for people infected with HIV by the end of March this year.By the end of February this year, 493 000 patients were receiving nutritional support to strengthen their immune systems against the onset of Aids, while, by the end of March this year, 320 facilities had been accredited as government treatment centres.This figure includes nine accredited centres in prisons and seven at centres run by the South African National Defence Force.By the end of December last year, 14 269 healthcare workers were trained in the government’s comprehensive HIV/Aids care, management and treatment programme.Also in the briefing, Skweyiya indicated that the newly reconstituted South African National AIDS Council, (SANAC), chaired by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, would be playing a central role in the fight against HIV/Aids.SANAC, which brings together almost all stakeholders – from government and civil society – to combat HIV/Aids, has already adopted government’s new national strategic plan for HIV/Aids, which stretches across five years, from 2007 to 2011.Under this new plan, the target is to achieve a 50% reduction of new infections by 2011 and provide appropriate treatment, care and support services, with government budgeting billions of rand to treat those infected.Speaking to reporters at the same briefing, the Department of Health’s director-general Thami Mseleku said more opportunities were being sought within the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) to provide work for people involved in home- and community-based care.Already, 89 000 people had been provided with work from EPWP programmes, which were aiming to provide 150 000 “work opportunities” by the end of this year, Mseleku said.In the 2007 Budget presented in February this year, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel announced an additional R1.65-billion for comprehensive treatment.By the 2009/10 financial year, spending on dedicated HIV/Aids programmes by various government departments is expected to exceed R5-billion a year.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Google Docs Turns Its Comments System Into a Conversation System

first_imgRelated Posts Once a conversation is complete, it can be marked as “resolved” so as not to clutter up a document with comments. Archived comments can still be accessed for review or, if necessary, re-opened.This sounds like a much better way of dealing with document collaboration, and I expect this is the direction document collaboration is heading. Box, for example, is already doing something similar with its discussion tools. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#saas A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Starting now, Google is rolling out a new commenting system to all Google Docs users except those Google Apps customers who opt-out through the new system we told you about yesterday. The company expects to have the new feature fully deployed by the end of the day.Google is attempting to address a common document collaboration problem: how to manage comments and conversations around a document. “Document comments aren’t really conducive to a conversation,” says Google Docs Group Product Manager Scott Johnston. “So we end up having conversations in e-mail instead.” But when you use e-mail, conversations end up separate from the document. And sometimes those conversations are as important as the document itself.So how is Google trying to solve this problem? klint finley The new comments system works like a conversation thread on a Facebook, complete with @replies. When someone is tagged in a conversation, they will receive an e-mail notification. The user can then either click-through to the document, or simply respond to the e-mail. All the conversation is captured and stored in Google Docs with the document. If the notifications become too much, users can mute notifications.There is no activity stream view of comments on documents, but Johnston said that something like that would make sense. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more


first_imgBrands such as Snapdeal, Urbanclap, Voonik, Exotel, andBrands such as Snapdeal, Urbanclap, Voonik, Exotel, and AasaanJobs amongst others have utilized SquadVoice to execute their calling campaigns, validating the success and benefits of this solution.About SquadRun Inc.SquadRun, the data operations business of SquadRun Inc., helps businesses outsource operational tasks to a distributed mobile workforce. It is currently helping over 35 companies including Snapdeal, Groupon, Myntra, Craftsvilla, Flipkart, Shopclues.com, Times Internet, and Yatra.com to manage a variety of back-end operations such as cataloging operations, which include quality checks, tagging images, product categorization, product grouping along with data collection and moderating reviews.SquadRun Inc. is an innovative platform that provides efficient solutions to business problems and acts as a source of secondary income with an average monthly payout ranging from INR 3,000 to INR 12,000. Over the next few years, SquadRun Inc. aims to empower over 1 million people through its platform on a day-to-day basis. Media contact information Apurv Agrawal SquadRun apurv@squadrun.co +91-8800604703 Ekta Babbar ekta@cartwheel360pr.com +91-9891164547 Nandita Kanwar nandita@cartwheel360pr.com +91-9811996827 Source: SquadRun Inc.PRNewsWire JSRlast_img read more

India vs Australia: Paine challenges Rohit to hit a six, vows allegiance to Mumbai Indians

first_imgTim Paine was at it again behind the stumps. Paine’s fun sledging and chatting behind the stumps was one of the highlights of the Perth Test and with Rohit Sharma on the strike, the Australian captain had his chirps and chats with Aaron Finch across to distract India’s limited-overs vice-captain.Rohit is not a regular in the Indian Test team. After playing in the Adelaide Test, Rohit was unavailable in Perth due to injury but was back in the team at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test.Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara batted the entire first session on day 2 of the third Test with Paine quiet behind the stumps but soon after their dismissals post lunch, Paine began talking behind the stumps, especially with Rohit on strike.Paine picked up the strategy of talking to Finch about the Indian Premier League (IPL) and who he supports there in order to distract Rohit Sharma from behind.”It’s a bit of a toss up between Royals and Indians for me. But if Rohit hits a six now, I’m changing to Mumbai,” Paine told Finch, which was caught up by the stump mic.”If Rohit hits a six here I’m changing to Mumbai” #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/JFdHsAl84bcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 27, 2018Paine further joked with Finch that he had played for almost all the teams in the IPL and Finch told him who he has not played for”You’ve nearly played for every team now,” Paine said. “Except Bangalore,” said Finch.advertisement”Except Bangalore?” Paine questioned.Paine also took to sledging during the Perth Test against Murali Vijay saying, “Murali, I know he’s your captain. But you can’t seriously like him as a bloke.”Paine had a run-in with Indian captain Virat Kohli as well, something that created a bit of a controversy with the idea if things crossed the line. However, both captains played down the incident by saying it was all on the field.Kohli was rumoured to have said to Paine that he was the best player in the world while Paine was just a stand-in captain. However, BCCI negated the rumours saying Kohli had said nothing of that sort.”If he messes it up, it’s 2-0,” Kohli was heard saying, which was picked up by the microphone after he and his teammates made a loud caught-behind appeal for Paine in the final over of the day.Paine did not hold himself back and replied “You’ve got to bat first, big head”.On Day 4, Kohli even almost ran into Paine while fielding with Paine saying, “You’re the one that lost it yesterday. Why are you trying to be cool today?”After the incident, on-field umpire Chris Gaffaney had to intervene and tell them to behave like captains.Also Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli breaks Rahul Dravid’s 16-year old record to top elite listAlso Read | India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara hits slowest of his 17th Test hundredAlso See:last_img read more