Allegation: Arsenal want us out of Europe – Man City

first_imgManchester City are convinced Arsenal are behind the plot to have their European ban upheld if the Covid-19 crisis prevents an appeal. Loading… “These allegations are simply not true,” Soriano said in an interview on the club’s official website. In a statement CAS said: “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an appeal filed by Manchester City football club against the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).” Earlier in the week a “bombshell disclosure” by the Daily Mail claimed that the entire Premier League top 10, bar City and Sheffield United, had submitted a joint application to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Now it has reportedly emerged that Arsenal have led the appeal with Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, Wolves, Leicester, Burnley and Chelsea all separately writing to the same law firm, which has then sent an application backed by all the clubs named to CAS. The clubs strongly object to City’s plan to play on in the tournament while the appeal is ongoing and they request that City’s punishment is ‘stayed’ while their case is resolved. Read Also:Klopp says Liverpool spirits are high despite virus lockdown The coronavirus pandemic means CAS are now unlikely to be in a position to hear all the evidence until late in the summer, meaning City are likely to ask for their ban to be suspended while their appeal is heard. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Sunday Mirror report that City boss believe that Arsenal have instigated the appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to make sure that Pep Guardiola’s men do not play in Europe next season. Apparently Etihad officials “have information from a number of trusted sources” that the Gunners have led the movement of top English clubs pleading for City’s appeal to be upheld. The report claims “Arsenal refused to comment on the suggestion,” as expected, and will deny the claims if they are questioned about the matters by City officials. City are also understood to be upset with Liverpool, who are also one of the clubs involved, given Jurgen Klopp’s men have already secured a place in next season’s Champions League. City were given a two-season ban from European football and fined £24.9million for breaching financial regulations, but have vowed to fight the verdict of a UEFA investigation into accounts submitted by the club between 2012 and 2016. City chief executive Ferran Soriano immediately denied claims that the Premier League champions broke the rules over Financial Fair Play regulations. Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOlast_img read more

Deele College celebrates cultural diversity through Erasmus week – Pic Special

first_imgThere was a European flavour emanating from the corridors of Deele College this week, as the Raphoe school celebrated Erasmus week with staff and students being treated to different cuisines from throughout the continent at break and lunch-time.Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Deele College has been a participant in the programme for a number of years and its inclusion in the programme has been of great benefit to the school.In recent years, the school has hosted student teachers from other European countries and a number of teachers from the school have visited other schools across the continent, with the aim of picking up new skills and practises.This year, the school is sending four members of staff to Barcelona to take part in a training programme, which deals with ‘emotional intelligence.’ The four staff members; Danny McFadden, Marilyn O’Riordan, Patricia Brady and Patrick McAteer will attend a week-long workshop on emotional intelligence and restorative practises and it is hoped that these practices can then be implemented in the school.This will help the school in continuing to promote best practise in the area of discipline and student well-being with the main aim being helping students to deal with their emotions.Co-ordinator of the Erasmus Programme is a maths teacher, Marilyn O’Riordan, who has been central in putting the Deele College delegation forward for the trip to Barcelona.Deputy Principal, Mr Danny McFadden, who is going to Barcelona, as part of the Deele College delegation says that the Erasmus programme offers the school a unique opportunity to bring European best practice back to Donegal.“We have been involved in the Erasmus programme now for a number of years and it has been a great opportunity for the school and for our staff. We have been able to examine the ways in which schools across Europe operate and take the positives back to our own school. I would like to thank Marilyn O’Riordan for her hard work in putting the school forward for this opportunity.“This year, we will travel to Barcelona and we will spend the week seeing how they deal with students who are dealing with emotional difficulties and we will be able to relay this information back to all our staff and implement the practises, which we will have learned.”Deele College celebrates cultural diversity through Erasmus week – Pic Special was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Porto v Chelsea: Hazard and Matic axed, Terry on bench, Costa starts

first_imgEden Hazard and Nemanja Matic have been dropped for Chelsea’s Champions League game against FC Porto, while skipper John Terry is also only on the bench.John Obi Mikel replaces Matic while Willian and Ramires, who both scored after coming on in the 2-2 draw at Newcastle on Saturday, are also recalled to the starting line-up.Kurt Zouma keeps his place alongside Gary Cahill, with Terry once again among the substitutes.Diego Costa starts up front, in the middle of a domestic ban, but Oscar has not been named in the 18-man squad .The decision to leave Hazard, Matic and Terry out of the side comes less than 24 hours after boss Jose Mourinho warned that none of his players were “untouchable” following Chelsea’s poor start to the season.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Ramires, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Blackman, Baba Rahman, Terry, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Kenedy.Porto: Casillas, Maxi, Maicon, Marcano, Martins Indi, Danilo, Rúben Neves, Imbula, Brahimi, Aboubakar, André.Subs: Helton, Layun, Evandro, Corona, Tello, Bueno, Osvaldo.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

VWSA’s Polo production milestone

first_img4 May 2009Volkswagen South Africa marked the production of its 400000th Polo at its factory at Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape last month, with demand for the car being boosted by an earlier export order destined for Europe.Launched in South Africa in 1996, the second-generation Polo is top of the Ao hatch segment for the year to date, with a 19.8% market share.“In addition, over the past two years, the Polo brand has claimed the title of South Africa’s most popular passenger car with sales far outnumbering its nearest rivals,” VW South Africa said in a statement last week.Approximately 70000 Polo hatchbacks have been exported to countries in the Asia Pacific region since 2002, while the company also secured an order for an addition 6 000 units for export to Germany.“The new generation of this successful Volkswagen marquee will arrive in South African showrooms in 2010, having just been launched into the European market,” VWSA said.Export marketsVolkswagen South Africa said earlier this year that 40% of its total planned production volume in 2009 would be exported.Its initial export of vehicles occurred in the early 1990s with the clinching of an export deal for 12 500 left-hand drive Jettas destined for China.It then proceeded to win orders for third-generation Golf GTIs to the United Kingdom, a significant order for fourth-generation Golfs to Europe and, in 2004, started exporting Polos and new Golfs to the Asia Pacific region.Following on its Jetta export heritage, the company secured the order to export the latest Jetta model in May last year to countries including Australia, Japan and Great Britain.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South Africa: Fly your flag!

first_imgGift Wrap Trading Aletia Van Niekerk 012 9982579 Email The SMSs cost R1 each. Nation branding Head Masters Ivan Lazarus 011 6261424 Email Where companies can get flags Symbol of unity, hope South Africans can demonstrate their support for the nation brand by joining in celebrations such as these, through which we are welcoming the world to our country, the statement read. GMD Products & Graphic Design Lombe Chalungumana 011 3386248 / 076 3256780 Email As of 1 May, fans and companies can make their flag pledges by SMSing the word “flag” to 32175 and thereby “celebrate the first time the 2010 Fifa World Cup is being held on African soil,” said Sophie Masipa, Marketing Manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), the custodian of Brand South Africa, in a statement this week. Masipa added that the initiative is a demonstration that the national flag is for every South African – a representation of our people no matter where we live in the world, regardless of background and without relevance to personal beliefs. “We want to see our national flag, a symbol of unity and hope for future generations, flown far and wide across the country. From building wraps to office park entrances and in our neighbourhoods, we want to paint the nation with pride through our country’s most visual representations,” she said. National Flag Marc Coetzee 011 8870143 / 082 4551116 Email Other South African mobilisation campaigns include Football Friday, The People’s Bus and the Diski Dance. “It is our quest to literally ‘Flag’ South Africa.” “It is imperative that we actively show our support for our national football team, Bafana Bafana – a South African brand ambassador representing us on the World Cup’s centre stage,” added Masipa. “Our flag unites us all under a common future and makes us a strong nation,” she said. “It is representative of our future aspirations as a nation.” Ikamva Contract Publishing Karen Lundie 011 4310322 / 082 3872906 Email As hosts of the World Cup, the IMC says that South Africans and Africans are on the eve of welcoming thousands of potential Brand SA advocates to our country and continent. Masipa also urged government departments, provinces, host cities and municipalities to fly the flag with pride. With less than 40 days to go to the kick off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, individuals and companies alike are being urged to take up the national “Fly the Flag” challenge, through which they can buy, distribute and fly the national flag. Stone Moon Design Unathi Rafu 011 4621753 / 082 8307822 Email 4 May 2010 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Toronto police testify at Debassige inquest

first_imgBy Donna SmithAPTN National NewsTORONTO–The two Toronto police officers involved in the 2008 shooting of a 28-year-old First Nations man are scheduled to testify Tuesday at the coroner’s inquest looking into the death.Byron Debassige was shot in the chest by police in a city park after he had stolen two lemons from a food market.Debassige, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was chased by the store owner. Debassige then pulled out a knife with a three-inch blade and threatened the store owner.Police, responding to a report of an armed robber, found Debassiage drunk and signing in the park and wielding a knife. They shot him after a confrontation.Debassige’s family issued a statement saying they hoped the inquest would give them some answers.“We are sorry this day had to come. Byron’s death was senseless. It is our hope that the coroner’s inquest can help us in answering questions about Byron’s death,” said the [email protected]last_img read more

Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Amazon said today that it received 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico hoping to be the home of the company’s second headquarters.The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend more than $5 billion on construction.Proposals were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big deciding factor on where it chooses to land.Amazon.com Inc. did not list which cities or metro areas applied, but said the proposals came from 43 U.S. states, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, three Mexican states and six Canadian provinces.Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Halifax and Calgary are some of the Canadian cities that submitted proposals.Besides looking for financial incentives, Amazon had stipulated that it was seeking to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to more than 740,000 square metres in the next decade.Generous tax breaks and other incentives can erode a city’s tax base. For the winner, it could be worth it, since an Amazon headquarters could draw other tech businesses and their well-educated, highly paid employees.In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie has endorsed Newark’s bid, saying the state and the city are planning nearly $7 billion in tax breaks. Detroit bid organizers have said its proposal offers Amazon the unique chance to set up shop in both the U.S. and Canada. Missouri officials proposed an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location.The seven U.S. states that Amazon said did not apply were: Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.Ahead of the deadline, some cities turned to stunts to try and stand out: Representatives from Tucson, Arizona, sent a 21-foot tall cactus to Amazon’s Seattle headquarters; New York lit the Empire State Building orange to match Amazon’s smile logo.The company plans to remain in its sprawling Seattle headquarters, and the second one will be “a full equal” to it, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said in September. Amazon has said that it will announce a decision sometime next year.last_img read more

Uber restarts modified selfdriving testing in Toronto focused on AI

first_imgTORONTO — Uber Technologies Inc. says its self-driving vehicles have returned to the streets of Toronto in a modified program after it halted testing earlier this year when one of its autonomous vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.The company said Thursday that the limited relaunch of a few vehicles in the Toronto area will have a driver in control at all times and include a second operator as a precaution. The Arizona crash in March happened while an operator was streaming a television show and the vehicle was operating autonomously.Raquel Urtasun, chief scientist at Uber Advanced Technologies Group in Toronto, said in an interview that since the incident Uber has reviewed safety measures company-wide, including at the research group.“Since the tragic incident, ATG has been working, has really been looking at all of our processes and the way we develop the technology.”She said safety comes first and the company has looked to emphasize more simulations in autonomous development.“We have revamped all our offline testing such that we minimize the need for tests on the roads, and instead we leverage all of our data collection processes and we can test and create simulations so that we minimize the risks until the technology is ready.”The Toronto testing will focus on development and data collection for the company’s artificial intelligence systems including map building, more-so than testing the real-world self-driving capabilities of the vehicles, said Urtasun.Self-driving vehicles generally require high-definition road maps to operate and supplement the various on-board sensors. The company says it’s working to build technology that will allow map building in real-time to speed up the mapping process.Uber says it has also restarted testing in Pittsburgh, where vehicles will be operated in a fully autonomous mode with two safety operators, and in San Francisco where drivers will control the car similarly to the Toronto program.The company says it also plans to move its ATG research and development hub a couple kilometres west from its current base in Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District tech hub as it plans to double the size of its AI research team to 100 next year. The growth of the AI research team is on top of plans announced in September to invest upwards of $200 million and hire 200 engineers in its first engineering facility in Canada. The Advanced Technologies Group will relocate to a mixed-use development under construction by RioCan called the Bathurst College Centre.Urtasun said the company hasn’t had problems with recruitment yet despite strong demand in the Toronto technology sector.“This is one of the fundamental problems that, you know, is going to influence the way we live in this century. So everybody’s very excited to be working in self-driving.”Ian Bickis, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

MoneySense ranks Fort St John as the best place to live in

first_imgThe magazine also cites the average annual household income in Fort St. John of $124,000, saying that it takes just 3.1 years of the average resident’s household income to buy an average home in Fort St. John, valued at $386,000.The magazine said that the city had an unemployment rate in March of 5.7 percent thanks to its oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture industries.The two Sea-to-Sky Country cities of Squamish and Whistler ranked 2nd and 3rd on this year’s list respectively, saying that the two communities have a large number of recreation attractions, along with fairly high average earnings.Delta and North Vancouver rounded out the Top 5 in B.C.The magazine ranked Oakville, Ontario as the best place in Canada to live, while Lacombe, Alberta has ranked the best place in Western Canada, and 5th overall.The full rankings can be found here: https://www.moneysense.ca/canadas-best-places-to-live-2018-create-your-own-ranking/#. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – MoneySense magazine has ranked Fort St. John as the best place to live in B.C. and the three Canadian territories, and 15th best place to live in Canada.The magazine, which is owned by Rogers Publishing Ltd., cites the city’s low taxes, relative affordability of housing, and amenities as reasons for ranking the Energetic City at the top of the list.The magazine’s Best Places to Live edition ranked 415 cities across Canada for this year’s list, looking at everything from transit access, arts and community, demographics, health, and crime rates, among a host of others.last_img read more

Apple turning distasteful for BJP as growers feel let down

first_imgShimla: The crunchy delicious Himachal apples will hit the markets nearly three months later. But, there are fears that the next crop could be little distasteful for the BJP.In the election time, trouble is brewing in the state’s apple belt. Hundreds of apple growers duped by the commission agents also called as ‘arthiyas’ are up in the arms against the state government and its bodies – Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) for apathy towards their plights. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Commission agents (middlemen) have not paid nearly Rs 100 crore to the growers in lieu of their produce i.e., apple boxes sold to the outside buyers and traders at different marketing yards, run by the APMC. “The next season is in the offing but farmers don’t have money to buy inputs and undertake orchard operations. This is a crucial time for apple growers. But, poor farmers are making around of the commission agents. Some farmers have turned penniless,” alleged Sanjay Chauhan, a former Shimla Mayor, who is organising farmers’ struggle for their rights. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe state with its Rs 3,500 crore apple economy – which forms 49 per cent of total fruit production in the state, is bound to have an impact on the elections if the growers resort to agitation. Kisan Sangrah Samiti –a body of the farmers backed by CPM leaders, including Sanjay Chauhan, has already given a call for protest in Shimla on April 22. Chauhan has held a series of meetings with the affected farmers at Kotkhai, Rohru and other places —all parts of Shimla Parliamentary constituency. As par Agriculture Marketing Act, the commission agents are accountable for all payments, which accrue to the farmers for the produce sold at the designated marketing places. The commission agents have to take bank guarantees from the wholesale buyers. This is a preventive clause to protect the interests of the farmers. ‘At the fall of the hammer, the buyer has to clear his payments before he takes away the produce. The responsibility lies on the commission agents to pay to the grower. But there is corrupt nexus between the Commission agents, buyers and also those heading the APMCs to dupe the poor growers,” Chauhan says. During state assembly’s budget session, CPM MLA Rakesh Singha and BJP MLA Balbir Verma raised the issue of non-payments for the product to the apple growers. The government admitted that the growers have been left high and dry. The government, however, promised to ensure that all payments and arrears are cleared by March 31, 2019. This has not happened yet. Currently, there are around 91 FIRs registered by the apple growers at different police stations. The amount involved runs in crores. The anger is building-up steadily in the areas known for apple growing. Out of 12 districts in the state, seven are growing apples having more than 1.70 lakh families engaged in the apple cultivation. CPM MLA Rakesh Singha says it’s a new case of farmers distress.The government is not doing anything to stop the loot. The farmers are sole victims.”last_img read more

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