Infantino already sees the Club World Cup in 2022 0 2023

first_img“Health first and then everything else. And the rest, for managers, is hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. Without panic, it must be said clearly. It will be played when possible without endangering anyone’s health. The Federations and Leagues must follow the recommendations of the governments, “he said.An emergency that altered the normal development of the leagues and caused the postponement of the Euro Cup and the America’s Cup from June to next year.“We have demonstrated a spirit of cooperation and solidarity with Europe and South America. Now we have to think about the calendar of the teams and the decisions about the regulation of the status of the players and the transfers. You have to think about protecting contracts. Hard measures are required, but there is no other option. We will all have to make sacrifices, “said Infantino.Infantino also referred to the reform of the Club World Cup, extended to 24 teams, and considered that it is an effective way to increase the level of world football.“The new Club World Cup is needed to develop football. All the clubs wanted it, including the top European players. When UEFA created the Champions thirty years ago, there was an uprising of Federations and Leagues, they were afraid of the news. Now they say it was a great thing. We will soon decide if the first edition will be played in 2021, 2022 or 2023“he assured. Swiss President Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, assured that football will resume only when the coronavirus emergency ends and he considered that this global crisis may represent an opportunity to “reform” this sport “by taking a step back”, so that there are fewer games, but at a higher level.“It is necessary to study the global impact of this crisis. Now it is difficult, we don’t know when we’ll be back to normal. But let’s look at the opportunities. Perhaps we can reform world football by taking a step back. With different formats. Fewer tournaments, but more interesting“Infantino assured, in an interview published this Monday by the Italian newspaper” La Gazzetta dello Sport “.“Perhaps fewer teams, but more even. Fewer games to protect the health of the players, but more even. It is not science fiction. You have to calculate the damage, we will see how to cover it, “he added.The President of FIFA, who turns 50 on Monday, stressed the importance of privileging health in these times of global emergency due to the spread of the coronavirus.last_img read more

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Jury Tampering Overshadows Nettie Peters’ Murder Trial

first_imgAllegations of attempted jury tampering on Thursday, May 22, compelled Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘A’ to temporary halt proceedings in Antoinette Nettie Peters’ murder trial.Prosecutors claimed that they saw jurors Nathan Chea and Rachael Kun Suah at different locations communicating with defendant Jefferson Dahn’s family members, praying the Court to conduct an immediate investigation.Jefferson Dahn is the man who allegedly stabbed Antoinette Nettie Peters on January 3, 2013.However, Jurors Chea and Suah denied the allegation when they were probed by the Court.Interestingly, after the Court’s investigation, Judge Blamo publicly announced, “Since the investigation does not need to ask for call log from any of the GSM companies, the findings are hereby reserved to be delivered anytime during the trial.”He also warned the panel by saying, “You have to follow the case. Ask your questions, and don’t be intimidated. Behave as though nothing had happened. Don’t be afraid.”  Although the Court did not make its findings public, Judge Dixon chose to allow Chea and Suah to stay on the jury team in order to help the Court to decide the case.The trial continued Thursday, May 22, with Nettie’s brother, Smith Peters, taking the witness stand.Prosecution further alleged that on Wednesday, the day after the court adjourned proceedings, juror Nathan Chea spoke with a man named Gabriel, whom they claimed is a family member of defendant Dahn.They said the interaction took place in the Capitol By-pass Community, which is a few meters from the Temple of Justice, where the case is being tried.Prosecutor also alleged that Juror Rachael Kun Suah was booked having conversation with one of defendant Dahn’s family members.They further alleged that the conversation happened in another courtroom of Criminal Court ‘B.’Dahn is on trial for allegedly stabbing to death Nettie in the victim’s boyfriend, Bonfrer Adidee’s bedroom on January 3, 2013, 12th Street, Sinkor.He denies the claim, alleging he was promised US$600, a laptop and two phones by Adidee, whom he claimed murdered the victim.Adidee is a Ugandan national and an employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).UNMIL Clarifies Employee’s StatusMeanwhile, authorities of UNMIL Thursday, May 22, in a communication to the Daily Observer, clarified that Adidee, the victim’s boyfriend, has not left Liberia, leaving the entire case behind as had been reported in some quarters.The communication further clarified, “he continues to work with the Mission and is physically present in the country.”In addition, they said, at the time of the Daily Observer’s Wednesday, May [20] story titled ‘UNMIL Officer Fiancée’s Murder Case Begins,’ “the staff member was not summoned to appear before the Liberian court trying the alleged murder case.”They further stated in their communication, that they “collaborated with the Liberia National Police during the investigation stage of the case and stand ready to continue cooperating with authority\ies in the proceedings related to the tragic incident.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Chelsea New Kru Town Chapter Chairman Dies

first_imgThe chairman of the English Club Chelsea’s local chapter on 110th Street in New Kru Town, Monrovia Mr. Nathaniel Wrawreh has died.He died on Sunday, November 22, after a brief illness. He was 67.Wrawreh, known popularly as Nath, loved football and organized the Chelsea Fan Club at his residence and maintained position as its chairman. Though he did not play active football, he followed the game and was knowledgeable of the history of Liberian soccer.Wrawreh worked for LAMCO for many years in Buchanan before developing interest and becoming a seaman, traveling to many countries, family sources said.In discussions with youngsters, Wrawreh would explain the history of Liberian football as it was in the past, and he was good at names of players in the 1960s. He often said he saw Liberia’s legendary skipper, Wanibo Toe, and others including Jackson Weah in action. He always expressed regret over the lack of support to Liberian football and hoped something could be done.Wrawreh followed European and other league tables around the world, and was always aware when Chelsea, his favorite team was scheduled to play. “He never failed to watch Chelsea’s game,” the Daily Observer learned. He named his residence the House of Knowledge because he was ever willing to offer advice to the youngsters who came across him.“It is this place that every evening older men meet to discuss issues they see necessary about the country,” an elder told the Daily Observer yesterday. Wrawreh’s years on the sea took him to Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia and he would narrate stories during his encounters there with fond memories, family sources told the Daily Observer.Lately, he developed interest in older friends who have been single for one reason or another. “He would say your woman kicked you that is why you are single,” another said with a laugh.Wrawreh, followed his own tradition to announce upcoming games, and would hoist the flag of Chelsea or whenever there was a game elsewhere, he would hoist a flag of neighboring countries.“He listened to the BBC a lot,” another friend said, “because every morning he would be the first to inform us about the latest games and even news about Africa and the world.”His death is being felt by the community, another said. He was in charge of the nearby community well and ensured that it had proper care.He said Wrawreh’s death came as a shock because he watched Chelsea Saturday’s (November 21) 1-0 win over Norwich City. He said after the game that night, Wrawreh had complained feeling cold and later decided to go to bed.Wrawreh’s burial is set for Saturday. There will be a daylight parade on Friday, to be followed by wake-keeping at his residence on 110th Street. Friends agreed to contribute Ld300 each towards his burial.He leaves to mourn his three children, Wrawreh, Jennifer and Abel and a host of other relatives and friends both in Liberia and in the United States.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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El Camino Real team mentally ready for Academic Decathlon

first_imgHONOLULU — Even in the middle of paradise, the teens studied behind locked doors. For the eight-member Academic Decathlon team from El Camino Real High School, winning what could be a fifth national title was a stronger lure than swimming in the crystal blue waves off Waikiki Beach. “We’ve studied for thousands of hours to get here,” said 17-year-old Frank Soberanis. “It has nothing to do with luck.” On Thursday, 39 teams from across the nation gathered inside a giant hall at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for the first round of written and oral tests. All those hours of study come down to how well they have mastered topics including math, social sciences, literature and art. The daylong mental exercise is just the beginning. Today, they will compete in the Super Quiz, a public event that comprises a large chunk of their total score, with the winner of the national contest being announced Saturday. “We’re lucky in a way that we come from Los Angeles, where we already have good weather, so it’s not too distracting,” said Venus Vakhshori, 18. But others said all their focus could easily shift if they didn’t force themselves into seclusion inside their hotel rooms. “If we go outside, the beach becomes too tempting,” said competitor Shengya Cao. Coaches Liz Johnson and Lissa Gregorio said they’re happy their team has the opportunity to visit Hawaii, although it adds another challenge for the teens. “As coaches, it’s our job to focus on keeping them focused,” Johnson said. “If you’re not competitive, then this is all just a vacation. We’re here to compete.” During a welcome social Wednesday, when coaches and teams got the opportunity to meet one another, the El Camino students sat together with their study guides, looking up only occasionally to watch the traditional Chinese dragon dancers that were part of the entertainment. Members of the Hawaiian decathlon team, meanwhile, said they believe they have the home court advantage this year, though El Camino’s reputation as a strong contender has reached their shores. “We heard they were really good,” said 17-year-old Steven Jarrett, from the Kamehameha Schools, which took the state title this year. “But you never know how it’s going to go. For us, it’s a good thing we’re from here. We’re used to it.” Organizers of the national decathlon said they chose to hold the competition in Hawaii because of corporate sponsorships, something they haven’t had in past years, said Executive Director Les Martisko. “We also chose Hawaii to give the kids an experience,” he said. “There are many who have never been here, and some may never see this again. We haven’t had too many complaints about expenses yet either.” El Camino earned its place in the nationals after winning the state competition last month. As it had done in 2005, El Camino entered the competition this year as a “wild card” team after coming in second to Granada Hills Charter at the Los Angeles Unified School District regional competition. Teams from the San Fernando Valley have been known to dominate since the national competition began more than 25 years ago. El Camino has won the national honor in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2005. Taft High School, also in Woodland Hills, clinched the title last year for the third time. Ventura County’s Moorpark High School has won two times. El Camino coaches Johnson and Gregorio said the LAUSD invests support and funding into the program, like no other district. “These are kids that love to learn and who want to show what they have learned,” Johnson said. “What’s been amazing is watching them learn teamwork, and to come out of their shell.” — Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 susan.abram@dailynews.com 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

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Movies in the Park to return for 2014

first_imgMake sure to mark your calendar that this year we will have three dates for FREE Movies in the Park.  This event will happen on Friday June 20, Friday July 25 and Friday August 22 all at Centennial Park in Fort St. John.We will show two movies each day for FREE.  The movies and show times are still to be confirmed.  Watch this page for all the details as we get closer to each date.Thank you to our title sponsors Troyer Ventures and Shell Canada.- Advertisement -We also need to thank North Peace Savings and Credit Union and the City of Fort St. John for their support.If you’re company or group would like to get involved in this amazing summer event.  Please contact Adam Reaburn at Moose FM, 250-787-7100 or adam@moosefm.calast_img

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Ramsey must rise to challenge after hitting Juve jackpot

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has cashed in on his free-agent status in a mega-money deal with Juventus © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 13 – Aaron Ramsey has joined European football’s monied elite after agreeing a lucrative move to Juventus, but doubts remain about the Arsenal midfielder’s ability to justify his jaw-dropping salary.Reports in Britain claim Ramsey’s four-year deal will pay him a basic salary of £400,000 per week (Sh52mn) once he officially joins Juventus in the close-season. While some in the Italian media have questioned whether the contract is really that high, there can be no doubt the Wales star is now among the best paid players in the world.The staggering salary was available to Ramsey because his Arsenal deal was due to expire at the end of this season, making him eligible to sign a pre-contract with any overseas team after January 1 under the terms of the ‘Bosman ruling’ that provides the guidelines for free agent transfers.The 28-year-old is a quality player but few would rank him alongside soon-to-be Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, all global icons whose pay packets are now joined by Ramsey as among the biggest in the sport.Aaron Ramsey (R) has made only nine Premier League starts for Arsenal this term, featuring 13 times as a substitute © AFP/File / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASJuventus’s willingness to splash the cash on Ramsey has surprised many but, because the Italian club didn’t need to give Arsenal a transfer fee, they see the deal as good business.Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici told Gazzetta dello Sport that Ramsey can finally unlock his full potential in Turin.“Ramsey is a player who in my opinion has never found his position, because he has never played in a three (in midfield), which is his role, capable as he is of running from deep,” he said.Ramsey has provided six assists in the Premier League this season — more than any Juventus midfielder — and John Toshack, who gave Ramsey his Wales debut, believes his former player is versatile enough to cope in Serie A.“He might do better in a three-man midfield, where he has the possibility to push forward. In modern football you do need to be versatile and he is a modern player,” Toshack said.Arsenal had been prepared to offer Ramsey an improved long-term contract themselves, but that deal was suddenly taken off the table following the arrival of new manager Unai Emery in the close-season.“We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case,” Ramsey said in October.While Ramsey is a fan favourite for his whole-hearted play and knack of scoring crucial goals, he has been reduced to bit-part status under Emery.– Stand-out moment –Ramsey has made only nine Premier League starts for Arsenal this term, featuring 13 times as a substitute.Even in his truncated time on the pitch, Ramsey has given glimpses of the talent Juventus have paid so richly to acquire.Arsenal had been prepared to offer Aaron Ramsey an improved contract, but that deal was suddenly taken off the table following the arrival of new manager Unai Emery © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFHis stand-out moment came in a rout of Fulham when he helped instigate a flowing move that ended with his audacious back-heeled finish for one of the goals of the season to date.This rollercoaster campaign has been the perfect encapsulation of Ramsey’s 11-year Arsenal career.Signed from Cardiff in 2008 as a precocious 17-year-old who had already become the second youngest player to appear in the FA Cup final, Ramsey was heralded as the centre-piece to a new era for then Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.Ramsey initially looked capable of living up to that billing, but a horrific broken leg suffered in a challenge from Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross in 2010 took a heavy toll.It was three years before Ramsey was mentally and physically recovered.His gruelling rehabilitation was rewarded when he scored the winner goal in the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals and was voted Arsenal’s Player of the Year last season.Now Ramsey is preparing to follow in the footsteps of fellow Welshmen John Charles and Ian Rush, who also made headline-grabbing moves to Juventus.Charles is still revered as a Juventus legend, while Rush is a footnote after one forgettable season.Ramsey’s place in Juve’s hall of fame is uncertain, but his bank balance will never be a problem again.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Alan Pardew bemoans refereeing decisions after Crystal Palace denied win at Everton

first_img1 Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew claims referee Craig Pawson denied his side all three points after a 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park.Romelu Lukaku cancelled out Scott Dann’s opener in a frantic finale on Merseyside as both top-four hopefuls maintained their impressive starts to the season.Palace felt aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty when Gareth Barry appeared to haul down Mile Jedinak, and Pardew felt the incident should have been obvious to Pawson.He said: “We still almost won and, but for a couple of refereeing decisions which, in my opinion he got wrong, we could have won it.“Sometimes you can win when you perhaps don’t deserve to and that could have happened if those decisions went our way.“I think it was obvious from where I was standing that [Jedinak’s] shirt was being pulled, but the referee and linesman didn’t see it, which I was surprised at.”The result leaves Palace sixth and just two points behind London rivals Tottenham. Alan Pardew last_img read more

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Tottenham thumped by Girona in final pre-season friendly

first_img smart causal ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Heung-min Son looked dejected as the Spanish side celebrated possible standings 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday Latest Tottenham News targets How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Despite their absentees, the English side took the lead on 13 minutes through a beautiful Lucas Moura free kick, which found the net against the run of play.However, nine minutes later the La Liga side were level.Juanpe headed home the equaliser after a free-kick rebounded off the post. His side were ahead before half time as a low cross from the right was slotted into the Tottenham net by Anthony Lozano. REVEALED no dice REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes punished Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa gameday cracker Tottenham were thrashed 4-1 by Girona in their final pre-season friendly on Saturday.The LaLiga side shocked Spurs, who were missing multiple key figures including Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen. Within the first 16 minutes of the second period, the game was finished.Portu bagged the third while Aleix Garcia eventually smashed home the fourth after something of a scramble.Mauricio Pochettino’s side are yet to make a signing this summer and start their Premier League campaign at Newcastle on Saturday, the first lunchtime kick off of the new season.last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A free educational seminar titled, “I have diabetes, what do I eat?” will be held at 2p.m. Thursday at Whittier Hospital Medical Center. Free food samplings and recipes will be provided. To register or for more information, call (866)624-2229. Norwalk to hold snowfest Saturday NORWALK – The city of Norwalk Recreation and Park Services Department will hold its annual snowfest and tree-lighting ceremony from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday on the Civic Center lawn at Norwalk City Hall. The event will feature snow sledding for youths, a snow play area for all ages, hot-air balloon rides, a train ride, entertainment and a holiday boutique. The tree-lighting ceremony, set for 5 to 8p.m., will include holiday entertainment by the Norwalk All-City Band and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, call (562)929-5702. Children’s winter event scheduled PICO RIVERA – Pico Park will be transformed into a snow-covered enchantment for the city’s 11th annual Winter Wonderland from 11a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday at Pico Park. The event also will feature the annual dance recital showcase, a holiday boutique and a visit from Santa Claus. Cost is $4per person. For more information, call (562)801-4470. Donations sought for military unit LA HABRA – The city is asking the community to donate items for its adopted military unit, Charlie Company426, now stationed in Iraq. Collection bins will be available at the city’s annual tree-lighting ceremony at 5p.m. Saturday at City Hall. A bin will be in the lobby of City Hall every Monday for convenient drop-off. The first care package will be prepared for shipment on Dec.7. A complete list of donation items is on the city’s Web site at www.ci.la-habra.ca.us. For more information, call (562) 905-9700. Evans to speak at prayer breakfast WHITTIER – Vince Evans, former quarterback for USC and the Oakland Raiders, will be the keynote speaker at the 26th annual YMCA Christmas Prayer Breakfast at 6:55a.m. Friday at the Radisson in Uptown Whittier. Doors open at 6:35a.m. Evans was USC’s starting quarterback during the 1977 season. After graduating, he played professionally until 1995. The Evans family now live in Whittier and their youngsters have been involved in the YMCA. Sponsors are Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and the Rose Hills Foundation. Tickets are $15 each and can be reserved by calling (562)907-2727. Man treated for gunshot wound PICO RIVERA A man suffering from at least one gunshot wound pulled over for help Saturday at a local bar, sheriff’s officials said. The man was shot sometime around 9 p.m., said Lt. Christopher Reed of the Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Station. The man drove to the Wagon Wheel Bar in the 9300 block of Beverly Road, officials said. The shooting did not occur at the Wagon Wheel, but medical help responded to that location, Reed said. The man’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. From staff reportslast_img read more

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VICTIM OF PAEDO FERRY SAYS NEW SENTENCE IS A DISGRACE

first_imgMichael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town yesterdayA victim of evil paedophile Michael Ferry has slammed the sentence handed down to the West Donegal pervert yesterday.Ferry, 58, was given a jail sentence for seven years on each charge after admitting another 15 new sex abuse charges at Donegal Circuit Court. But the sentence is to run concurrently with his current sentences which means that Ferry will not serve another day behind bars.Derek Mulligan, the first victim to waive his anonymity and speak out about Ferry’s horrific sex abuse, is outraged at the sentence.He told Donegal Daily the court had “gone easy” on Ferry.“That means that this evil man will still be out in 2021. He won’t spend an extra day in jail cause it runs concurrently.“That’s a joke to be honest. There should have been more added years to his sentence for the crimes he committed. I am not impressed with that at all and once again the court goes easy on a convicted sex offender,” he fumed.Mr Mulligan added that there was no point the victim coming forward if Ferry was not going to spend an extra day in prison.“That’s not justice. That sends out a bad message to every victim yet to come forward in abuse cases.“That judge should have stuck the maximum ten year sentence on him. Why didn’t he admit about abusing that boy when he was first arrested?“Then like a coward admitted to it to get a lighter sentence… why should he get more time off his sentence for admitting to it when he was caught out again.”VICTIM OF PAEDO FERRY SAYS NEW SENTENCE IS A DISGRACE was last modified: December 12th, 2013 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:derek mulliganMichael Ferrysex abuse chargeslast_img read more

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