Ceferin: “It is better to play with empty stadiums than not to”

first_imgUEFA President Aleksander Ceferin reviewed in Corriere della Sera the news that concerns the world of football after the pandemic of coronavirus. He spoke about when to resume competitions, how to tackle the economic crisis by being more flexible with the Financial Fair Play, the limitations and new measures that will be taken to be able to play again with full stadiums or about the exclusion of Belgian teams from the Champions League. and the Europa League for ending the season.End the season: “The priority is the health of the fans, players and managers. I am optimistic and I believe that there are options that allow us to resume and complete the championships. We may do it without spectators, but the important thing is to play. In difficult times, people will see It is normal that they can only be seen on television. It is too early to say that we cannot finish the season. The impact would be terrible for clubs and leagues. We must respect the authorities and wait for permission to play again. “Prioritize leagues to European competitions: “It depends on when it resumes, the leagues and cups can be played in parallel.”Deadline in Europe: “There is no deadline for the Champions League and Europa League finals. It depends on when we start playing again.”When will the national teams return: “I would say in September.”Guarantee controls to players and staff: “Authorities will only allow a fresh start if these measures are taken efficiently.”Play behind closed doors: “At first we will only watch soccer on television, but it is better than not doing it. The measures will be for a limited time and we will return to normal, with full stadiums.” Deadline to end the season: “I find it quite difficult to finish the season between September and October. It would have a huge impact on the schedule for next season.”Lighten the calendar load: “We will discuss the post-2024 international calendar and agree on future scenarios, but it is too early to discuss possible solutions.”Unify calendars in the future: “Full harmonization is difficult due to different weather conditions. In some countries it is not possible to play during the winter months.”Exclude Belgian teams: “Those decisions are not made alone. Football is interconnected. We have seen how important it is for UEFA and the leagues to work in coordination. The Executive Committee will review each case.”Economic damages for football: “Leagues are the basis of revenue for clubs. If they are completed, the financial consequences will be limited. UEFA, on the other hand, will lose a lot of money by postponing the Euro Cup.”Be flexible with the Financial Fair Play: “We have already suspended some conditions, but we will not rule out Financial Fair Play. It has brought many benefits, but it must be a help and not an obstacle, so we will be flexible.”The sanction against Manchester City: “The case has been handled by an independent body and is now in the TAS. It is not appropriate to comment.”Extend contracts and extend the transfer market: “We need to give more flexibility to clubs and players. It seems to me that expanding the transfer window is a good option.”The VAR: “It should only be used in case of clear errors. It is an important help but cannot guarantee that an offside by a toe is an absolute certainty.”last_img read more

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Mavs hire former AT&T exec after report of hostile workplace

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Interim CEO of the Dallas Mavericks Cynthia Marshall speaks during a newa conference, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have hired former AT&T executive Cynthia Marshall as interim CEO a week after allegations of sexual misconduct against ex-team president Terdema Ussery in a report that also painted a picture of a hostile workplace for women in the franchise.Owner Mark Cuban said Monday his mind was made up on hiring Marshall when he was told, “the most devastating day at AT&T was when (Marshall) left.”ADVERTISEMENT The Mavericks hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgram to lead an independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgram is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former New Jersey attorney general.The NBA has said it will closely monitor the investigation.Two women say Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings.Asked how much he knew about the team’s investigation into similar allegations against Ussery two years before he bought the team in 1998, Cuban didn’t say much.“All of that will come out from the investigative report, so I’ll defer to that,” Cuban said.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 3 billboards outside Cleveland urge James to sign with 76ers Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 The team plans to establish a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees, and Cuban has said he is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included. The NBA announced plans for a similar hotline a few days after the SI report.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Marshall was senior vice president of human resources at AT&T when she took on the additional role of chief diversity officer in 2015. She had more than 30 years of telecommunications experience going back to 1981 with Pacific Bell.Sports Illustrated reported Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015, a job he left after less than six months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe SI report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice involved in domestic assault cases while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement. Sneed and former human resources director Buddy Pittman were fired in the wake of the report.“I’m honored to have been asked by Mark to join him in addressing some very serious issues,” said Marshall, who retired from AT&T last May. “I’m very saddened that issues of domestic violence and sexual harassment are so prominent in our society and allegations have surfaced once again in our organization .”last_img read more

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PVL: Creamline stops Iriga-Navy, ends prelims atop standings

first_imgMOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “Iriga played well today, they had good blocking, good defense, good spiking, overall our opponents played well,” said Valdez in Filipino. “And definitely we’re not going to have any excuse that we put in different lineups, it’s part of our training so we have to get used to that.”Creamline had to use substitute setter Alexine Cabanos in the second set after star setter Jia Morado got injured midway through the period with the Cool Smashers trailing 15-16.Cabanos finished the match for Creamline with Morado, who finished with 16 excellent sets, out indefinitely for the Cool Smashers.Jema Galanza had 14 points to add to Creamline’s cause while Kuttika Kaewpin put up 12.Macy Ubben led Iriga-Navy with 17 points while Lauren Whyte had 15.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Lucky’ Fajardo delivers anew for Beermen Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Creamline will head to the semifinals on a high note after defeating Iriga-Navy in straight sets, 25-21, 26-24, 25-23, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Cool Smashers ended their campaign in the preliminaries atop the ladder with a 6-1 record while the Lady Oragons remained at the bottom with a 1-6 card.Alyssa Valdez topped all scorers with 19 points for Creamline but the Cool Smashers had to trudge through dangerous waters in the third set before stopping the upset-seeking Lady Oragons.FEATURED 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 crownIriga went tit-for-tat against the Cool Smashers and took a 23-22 lead after Reynalen Raterta scored on a service ace.After a quick 23-23 tie, Valdez scored off the Lady Oragons’ block for the 24-23 match point and Risa Sato eventually finished things off with a quick kill. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Liberia, Morocco to Sign Air Services Deal

first_imgMembers of the House of Representatives have mandated two committees to scrutinize “An Air Services Agreement” between the government of Liberia and the kingdom of Morocco.Plenary’s decision was reached at the regular Tuesday session, April 26, during the 24th day sitting of the 5th Session, based on the submission of the agreement for ratification by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. According to the Chief Executive, the agreement grants both countries the right to land and fly over each other’s territory.It also intends to ensure the highest degree of safety and security in international air transport and reaffirms the countries’ concern about acts and threats against the safety of civil aviation employees.The Agreement was signed on April 20, 2011.“The agreement, once ratified, will improve the aviation sector of our country,” President Sirleaf stated in her letter to the lawmakers.Following the reading and debate on the Air Services Agreement, the House Plenary forwarded the instrument to the Committees on Transport and Judiciary to advise that body within two weeks, based on a motion proffered by Hon. Eugene Fallah Kparkar of Electoral District 1, Lofa County. 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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Minister Harmon meets with PSC

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, on Monday met with the executive members of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) at the Ministry of the Presidency.Among the areas discussed were increased collaboration between Government and the PSC, the Green State Development Strategy, and the setting up of the Department of Energy.The two sides committed to more frequent engagement in the coming months, in an effort to forge a better relationship.last_img

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Croatian master Modric schools Nigeria’s young guns

first_imgWith rivals Argentina and Iceland only managing a 1-1 draw earlier Saturday in Saransk, both sides had a chance to take control of Group D.Nigeria, knowing they were always likely to struggle for possession against a central one-two of Modric and Ivan Rakitic, were content to sit back and allow Croatia to come to them.But they were rigid and well-organised, and largely restricted Modric’s distribution to the flanks, where Croatia’s final ball was poor.After 10 minutes, Juventus target man Mario Mandzukic teed up Ivan Perisic at the edge of the area only for the Inter Milan forward to blaze over.© AFPNigeria’s defender William Troost-Ekong heads the ball over Croatia’s forward Mario Mandzukic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018© AFP Attila KISBENEDEKCroatia, semi-finalists at France ’98, have struggled to live up to the lofty expectations borne of an embarrassment of midfield riches, and meekly lost their World Cup opener 3-1 to hosts Brazil four years ago.There is a sense of now-or-never for the Balkans nation at this tournament, in stark contrast to Nigeria, who brought the competition’s youngest squad to Russia.Coach Gernot Rohr kept faith in 19-year-old keeper Francis Uzoho but the Deportivo stopper’s first real action was picking the ball out of the net.Just after the half-hour mark, Mandzukic, industrious in his hold-up play, chested a Andrej Kramaric cross back to Ante Rebic, whose fizzing shot was blocked. The resulting corner saw Rebic return the favour with a near-post flick on met by a diving Mandzukic.Etebo was wrong-footed and bundled into his own net.Nigeria responded well, with Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi’s shot from a cleared free kick blocked on 45 minutes and his Premier League colleague Victor Moses shooting wide from 30 yards on the stroke of half time.The Super Eagles had the best of the start of the second period, forcing Croatia to bat away three corners in succession, before Moses again snatched a shot wide of Danjiel Subasic’s left upright.© AFPCroatia’s defender Domagoj Vida (R) fights for the ball with Nigeria’s forward Kelechi Iheanacho during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018© AFP Attila KISBENEDEKBut just as Nigeria showed some signs of life, William Ekong held down Mandzukic from a cross in the area and referee Sandro did not hesitate to point to the spot.Modric’s gilded right foot guided it to Uzoho’s right side.The Real Madrid maestro was not at his best for much of the night, but in truth he did not need to be as Nigeria looked ponderous on the ball and crucially short of big-game experience.Despite fears pre-match, there was no reports of any racist chanting from among the near-capacity crowd.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018© AFP Patrick HERTZOGKALININGRAD, Russia, June 16 – Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018In Russia’s sleepy European exclave of Kaliningrad — perhaps best known for its nuclear missile sites — the much-hyped youngsters of Nigeria struggled to ignite against Croatia’s midfield technicians.last_img read more

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Exploring faith as sisters

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Gross will be among nearly 20 Sisterhood members to join Cantor Caren Glaser in leading original prayers and readings on the theme of “Keeping the Holiness of Shabbat” at the Friday service. “We want to show that women in Judaism are just as important as men. We have the knowledge,” Gross said. “It makes me feel good to be up on the bimah presenting a reading or a prayer. I feel like I’m closer to God. The Women’s Shabbat is a very emotional, warm and caring service.” With the themes of peace, faith and healing, the Sisterhood members hope to show the Temple Kol Tikvah congregation that women can be leaders and teachers in their faith. “There’s such a spiritual bond when you can relate to another woman and experience new things together,” said Donna Oran, co-president of the Sisterhood. “The Women’s Shabbat is a way to show that we all learn from each other and it’s also a way to honor the hard work of Sisterhood members.” WOODLAND HILLS – Eleanor Gross was so honored at being able to handle a Torah scroll during a service on Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the year for Jews – she burst into tears on the bimah. “I was born and raised in west Philadelphia as an Orthodox Jew. When my family went to services, the men sat downstairs – my mom, sister and I sat upstairs with the other women,” said Gross, co-president of the Sisterhood at Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills. “Women were not allowed on the bimah and not allowed to touch the Torah. I didn’t question it. It was the way it was for me then.” But with changing times, Sisterhood members at Temple Kol Tikvah hope their monthly Rosh Hodesh gathering and the annual Women’s Shabbat service will allow others to find the same emotional and spiritual connection that Gross experienced. The Sisterhood also explores the mystical and spiritual side of Judaism in its new moon or Rosh Hodesh – Hebrew for “head of the month” – gatherings at the temple on the third Wednesday of every month. Traditionally, Jewish women refrained from all work on the new moon. The recent trend for observing Rosh Hodesh every month is to get together with others to enjoy the company and discuss women’s issues. “We really get to talk and we’re sharing Jewish stuff. Bring your daughters, aunts and mothers,” Oran said. “It’s a nice way to get out of the house.” Themes of each approximately two-hour Rosh Hodesh meeting are generally tied to an upcoming Jewish holiday or a women’s issue from a Jewish point of view. The meetings also usually feature a craft or project. Recent meetings have focused on writing a daily journal, a Tu B’Shevat Seder and a guest speaker on Jewish yoga. This Wednesday’s meeting will focus on preparing for Passover and how to make a family heirloom, a timbrel, to be used during a family Passover Seder or the Sisterhood’s Women’s Seder on April 5. “Rosh Hodesh is a holiday for women and an opportunity to seize for yourself, access a part of yourself, that you may not know is there,” said Kaileh Pistol, who has been the Rosh Hodesh programmer for about two years at Temple Kol Tikvah. “It’s really finding out about yourself.” Rosh Hodesh meeting, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Women’s Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Friday, Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Reservations for the 6:30 p.m. April 5 Women’s Passover Seder are due by March 27. Tickets $20, $15 for students through college, $12 for children 10 and under. Call (818) 348-0670, Ext. 219.713-3708 Holly J. Andres holly.andres@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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Chelsea and Liverpool to miss out on signing Italy U21 star Andrea Conti

first_img Andrea Conti AC Milan are closing in on Chelsea and Liverpool target Andrea Conti with the defender set for a medical this week, according to reports in Italy.The Atalanta star has been the subject of much speculation so far this summer, with a number of Europe’s top clubs interested in snapping him up.Conti, 23, starred at the recent Under-21 European Championships for Italy and has developed into one of the hottest prospects around Europe.Both Liverpool and Chelsea hold an interest in the young star but Milan were always clear favourites to land the full-back.And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Conti is set to have a medical at the San Siro club tomorrow ahead of agreeing the switch.The news will come as a blow to the Premier League duo, with Milan making clear their intentions ahead of completing their seventh signing of the window so far. 1last_img read more

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IS THIS DONEGAL’S CHEAPEST PETROL STATION?

first_imgIN tight times, it’s good to see a bargain out there.O’Donnell’s Garage in Crolly appears to have Donegal’s cheapest diesel and petrol.It is charging 1.40.9 for a litre of diesel and 150.9 for a litre of petrol. Is there anywhere in Donegal cheaper?(And if you’re hungry you can head on down to Annagry to the Caife Shlí An Atlantaigh where they’re boasting they have the fish and chips in Donegal for just €7). IS THIS DONEGAL’S CHEAPEST PETROL STATION? was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:cheapest petrolCrollyDailydonegallast_img read more

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Man, oh, manager, it’s a mess

first_img Are we to assume that the bottom line to this whole mess was that Jim Tracy simply wasted too much time actually trying to win games with Hee-Seop Choi, Yhency Brazoban, Jason Phillips and some “Think Blue” essay winner named Brian Myrow instead of focusing all his efforts studying the philosophical ways of Plato DePodesta? After being told by DePodesta that he wasn’t up to speed on everything, do you think Tracy regrets not having upgraded from dial-up to DSL? What efforts will the Angels make, sooner than later, about getting that Rally Monkey off their back? So how’d you grade that offseason version of shortstop musical chairs with Eckstein, Cabrera and Renteria switching from the Angels, Red Sox and Cardinals? How much does Pete Rose have down on the Black … er, White Sox going all the way now? Does it make any sense for the Cardinals and Padres to even battle for a possible Game 4 Sunday at 1 p.m. when their Game 3 tonight doesn’t start until 8 p.m.? Did Vlade Divac fall over in surprise when he found out the Lakers cut him? Where were the TV cameras when Kenny Rogers was cleaning out his Rangers’ locker for the last time? What are the odds that the NFL has strongly discouraged any network from airing commercials for the Al Pacino/Matthew McConaughey flick “Two For The Money” during their broadcasts this weekend? What is Mitsubishi thinking by forcing a new mid-sized truck on the public called the Raider? Did you happen to read the review of this thing in Consumer Reports, about how it stalls every time you try to put it into drive because the “Check Quarterback” light keeps flashing? Will Vinny Testaverde be listening to instructions in his helmet Sunday from the Jets’ coaching staff or his health care provider? How much more rope does Phoenix Coyotes owner Wayne Gretzky give this rookie coach who can’t even fill out a lineup card? Tom Hoffarth is at (818) 713-3661 and thomas.hoffarth@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! So, if we’ve got it straight, and if the McCourts can still say it with a straight face: This is Dodger baseball? How, without even thinking of asking for FEMA’s help, do loyal fans sit and watch a kid with a wi-fi laptop single-handedly muck up a storied franchise while its current MLB-approved caretaker is scurrying to find Gary Coleman in hopes of having him float a loan? center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Would it be Wallace or Gromit who best fits DePodesta’s list of requirements for the next Dodger yes-man? What does Eric Gagne know about running a team anyway? And can you give us that address again to send in the $250 non-refundable deposit for 2006 Dodger season seats? By the way, did you know our Los Angeles Angels also charge $250 for their seat deposits – but they make it fully refundable? Wouldn’t that just be the capper to Dodgers fan frustration if the Angels scooped up Mike Piazza as their DH for 2006? Any critique on the way Garret Anderson cruised around the bases during his triple against Randy Johnson? Was it as slow as his home-run trot a couple of innings earlier? last_img read more

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