Blatter wants to clear his name and host the election meeting in Zurich as a farewell to FIFA after more than 40 years. The FIFA appeals committee rarely cuts or annuls sanctions imposed by the governing body’s ethics or disciplinary panels. Blatter and Platini have said they expect their cases will fail at FIFA before they pursue further appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. FIFA’s appeals committee has previously imposed a life ban after judge Joachim Eckert decided on an eight-year sanction. In 2013, then-FIFA executive committee member, Vernon Manilal Fernando, of Sri Lanka, was expelled for bribery after then-prosecutor Michael Garcia appealed. Manilal Fernando was judged to have bribed Asian officials to vote for Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar in a 2009 election for a FIFA executive committee seat. The loser in that bitterly fought contest, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa of Bahrain, is now a candidate for the FIFA presidency. CAS later upheld Manilal Fernando’s life ban. ZURICH (AP): Already banished from soccer for eight years, former FIFA leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are again facing the threat of life bans. FIFA ethics prosecutors said yesterday they will appeal to increase the bans, arguing they are too lenient. “The investigatory chamber intends to appeal against the decision against Mr. Blatter and Mr. Platini at the appeal committee of FIFA,” the prosecution unit said in a statement. The counter-challenge revives the prospect of life bans, which both men revealed had been recommended by investigators before their ethics hearings last month. Blatter and Platini have said they will also appeal the eight-year sanctions handed down by four ethics judges who rejected charges of bribery and corruption. Instead, Blatter and Platini were banned for a range of lesser violations of the FIFA ethics code, including accepting or receiving gifts and conflicts of interest. They deny wrongdoing over Blatter approving a $2 million payment from FIFA to Platini in 2011 as backdated salary without a contract. Platini worked as a presidential adviser to Blatter from 1999-2002, but did not claim the money owed to him for more than eight years, when FIFA was no longer obliged by Swiss law to pay him. The case has ended Platini’s bid to succeed his former mentor as FIFA president in an election on February 26. Clearing his name
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RCMP is once again reminding the public of a CRA scam. Police first made the public aware at the end of June, and several complaints have been issued over the past number of days relating to the scam once again.Police are reporting that the scammers will tell the victim that they are wanted for tax fraud or tax evasion and that there will be a warrant out for their arrest unless money is wired or prepaid credit card codes are supplied.In a release Corporal Jodi Shelkie said, “Citizens should be aware that the Canada Revenue Agency will never ask for any kind of payment to be wired to them or for prepaid credit cards. These fraudsters can be very aggressive and intimidating. They may call back many times and make threats that the police will be at their residence to make an arrest within 30 minutes unless money is wired to them immediately. People should hang up on these callers and consider blocking the number if they repeatedly call back.”- Advertisement -If you believe you have been contacted by a scammer RCMP advise contacting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or online at CAFC Fraud Reporting.
Otieno said that during their time, there was no cooperates to sponsor the game, urging the companies to invest in football and they will get returns.“I welcome the new kid on the block who are BetLion, I am happy to be part of them because they mean good in building and promoting Kenyan football. As you all know, Kenya will be competing in the African Cup of nations next year for the first time in 15 years and with that I can say BetLion have just come in time,” Otieno, a former Harambee Stars assistant coach said during the launch on Thursday.“I request that they join football fully in the country by sponsoring Harambee Stars, that way we will be building the game and churning out more talents. Once again, I welcome BetLion in Kenya and we will work together,” Otieno, who has his owner football academy stated.Peter Stagles operation director Betlion talking during the Betlion launchBetLion, a first-of-its-kind, interactive and innovative platform will provide an unrivalled personalized customer service whilst remaining commitment to its principle of “Sport Just Got Better”.“The platform can be accessed via web, android application, SMS and USSD, in the spirit of building an all-inclusive platform. BetLion will be offering sportsbook (both live and pre-match) and virtual sports at the onset,” BetLion Kenya Managing Director Spencer Okach announced.To join BetLion one simply sends the keyword JOIN to 40418 or visits betlion.com. On registration a customer is allocated an account manager who offers them personalized customer service.“Our platform is low on data usage, without compromising on the amount of markets, with games getting in excess of 40 markets. BetLion remains socially responsible corporate citizen like has been in the case in its other jurisdictions. You shall see a strong commitment to developing sport all around be it through sponsorships, equipment provision or technical training,” Okach added.“BetLion is led and run by an all Kenyan team, in addition, all our offers and promotions are chosen by customers. For example, BetLion runs a weekly special where customers choose 6 games they want to bet on and the odds are boosted by 30%.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Peter Stagle operations Director Betlion,Musa Otieno Former Harambee Stars Captain and Spencer Okach Managing Director BetlionNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13 – Legendary former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno has urged new betting firm in town BetLion to partner with the national football team Harambee Stars as the team prepares to participate in the Nations Cup for the first time since 2004.Otieno who was part of the 2004 squad in Tunisia, welcomed the new betting firm who are leading in the African continent as far as the industry is concerned, having recently launched in Uganda.
Donegal Ladies play Kildare in the back door of the All Ireland Championship on Sunday at a venue to yet be agreed.Convoy Senior Ladies play Milford at home on Wednesday evening at 7-30pm. Convoy U16 girls played Glenswilly with an excellent win by the home side with great performances from the following Ciara Mc Daid, Aileen Mc Gill,Sarah Allen,and Shannon Mc Laughlin.The Management are happy with the performance given by the whole squad.Those of us who travelled to Croke Park for the All Ireland quarter final by Donegal vs Kerry, really got our money’s worth and the large county attendance would make anyone proud. Congratulations to Jim ,Rory,and Maxi for such a great performance and we all look forward to our next trip to Croker on August 26th.Kilcar played Naomh conaill in the third game of the championship but lost by asingle point.They now play Killybegs in the last game of the league in Fintra on Wednesday.Naomh Mhuire played and beat Naomh Conaill on Thursday at U16 and won.They play Dungloe in the Banks on Tuesday at six at U14. GAA NEWS: DONEGAL LADIES NOTES was last modified: August 7th, 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 Ladies notes
Letterkenny Golf News:With a welcome respite from the recent rain and snowstorms, Barnhill regulars took to the course with relish over the weekend.And with the fairways and greens showing remarkable resilience to the inclement weather of late, congratulations must be paid to the greens convenor, greenkeeping staff and, indeed, the club’s committees of the past few years who had initiated and implemented the course preservation scheme of which the club hopes that the weekly lotto will help to sustain. Making a long-awaited return to the winner’s podium on Saturday was cat.2 handicapper and club Ulster Cup team captain Charlie Coughlan , returning a very impressive 40pts. Having been out of contention for most of last season with a knee injury, Charlie showed his intention to make up for lost time when, having bogeyed three in a row on front nine for 19pts., showed his resiliance with a birdie at 14th helping him to an inward nine of 21pts and first place. Coming a close second, just one point behind, was single handicapper Kieran Sweeney  returning a card that told us that, following a birdie at 10th, Kieran was only two over par coming off 14th, [32pts], double bogeyed 15th, and finished with 39pts. Best gross on the day was the ever present Kevin Kiely  with 30 gross points. Sunday 8th Confined competition, again played in dry, intermitten sunshine with that spring “nip” in the air, was won by the 2014 President’s Prizewinner Eamonn O’ Carroll  who, despite double bogeys at 4th and 12th, recorded equal scores of 19pts on both nines, 38pts, to take top place from Hugh Gallagher  who would rue his double bogey at 17th. Relegated to third on BOT was Liam Sweeney , also on 37pts.Congratulations to Letterkenny Golf Club members Finnian O’ Doherty and Conor Mc Gettigan on winning the gross and nett sections respectively, playing in the North Western Alliance at Portsalon on Saturday last.Following is club’s Team Captains list for 2015. Club Captain Gerard Duffy would like to thank all Captains for taking on their roll for the club and would like to wish them every success with their teams.Gerard would also ask all captains to present themselves at the clubhouse on Thursday evening next, 18th, @ 7.30pm for a photo shoot. Club jumpers are required.Donegal Competitions:Scratch Match Play………….Bryan MargeyJunior Match Play………….. Kenny KingInter Club League…………. Joe Coyle Seniors……………………….. .Kevin KielyYouth Match Play………….. Tommy DohertyMinor League……………….. John BoweGUI Competitions: Senior Cup…………………… Finnian O’DohertyBarton Shield……………….. Simon StephensJunior Cup…………………… Don PonsonbyJimmy Bruen……………….. John DoranUlster Cup…………………… Charlie CoughlanPierce Purcell………………. Liam WisemanMixed Foursomes………… Finnian O’Doherty/Eileen WilliamsonUlster Fourball………………Eamonn O’CarrollFred Daly……………………. Seamus PattonJunior Foursomes………… Barry RamsayWith the “back-to-golf” syndrome kicking in again, competitors are reminded that the Wednesday & Saturday Opens and Sunday confined competitions have returned to normal [weather permitting] with members entry fee €7. “Mats” are still in operation until St. Patrick’s Day at the earliest.CAPTAINS’ DRIVE-IN::Club Captain Gerard Duffy, Lady Captain Margo Birmingham and club President Anne Condon are pleased to announce the annual DRIVE-IN will take place on Sunday 22nd February 2015! [weather permitting] Competition format will be a SCRAMBLE. Sign-in from 10am—tea, coffee, scones, meet & greet: Shotgun start @ 12noon:KIDS’ GOLF CLASSESStarting week of Monday, 16th February: Classes & Leagues: [with club PGA Professional Seamus Clinton] One hour-long class each week for 8 weeks: Each class includes lessons & “fun golf” games earning team points: Team competitions, open to all levels of kids/junior golfers: Trophies & Medals for winning teams:Updates on club notes and FB every week: Book asap for preferred class times: contact PGA Professional Seamus Clinton on 086 8674201.SUBS:It’s that time of year again! All members are asked to forward membership subscriptions asap. Subs must be paid before St. Patrick’s Day Open.WE NEED YOUR OLD MOBILE PHONES—- to get a second defibrillator that will be housed on the course, making it more accessible should something occur during play on the front 11 holes. There is a box provided in the club foyer for all of your old unwanted mobile phones—-please donate NOW!!HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?Letterkenny Golf Club’s newly launched Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 4th February and, although there was no Jackpot winner, two lotto members who smiled happily were Denis O’Donnell and Damien Judge, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! Numbers drawn were 8, 13, 21, 28.: The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries is 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. Join from as little as €20! [€2 per week] Next week’s LOTTO JACKPOT will be €1,700. Thank you for playing and please continue to encourage your fellow members, friends & family to play our Club Lotto.GOLF NEWS: CHARLIE COUGHLAN IN TOP FORM AT BARNHILL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSport
21 21 Brighton Amex Stadium North StandThe South stand at Brightons relatively new stadium often largely contains visiting supporters and so the loudest home fans gather in the North.__________________________________________________________________________ Tottenham New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium South StandSpurs new stadium will without doubt be the best ground in the league when it comes to safe standing. The single-tiered 17,500 capacity South Stand is already being future proofed for rail seating while it is being built and will provide an immense atmosphere when completed.__________________________________________________________________________ On June 25, the possibility of introducing safe standing to English football will be debated in UK Parliament.A petition to have the matter discussed reached 100,000 signatures, prompting MPs to address the issue.Should the idea be approved, it would likely trigger an influx of rail seating (pictured above) to Premier League stadiums.This would undoubtedly lead to vastly improved atmospheres across the country, as it would provide each teams most vociferous supporters with one designated area in which they could gather together.But where would this affect each Premier League stadium, which stand or area of their ground would they choose?Take a look below at every Premier League stadiums most likely space for designated safe standing.__________________________________________________________________________ 21 21 21 21 21 21 Manchester United Old Trafford Stretford End West StandUniteds Stretford End is like Liverpools Kop in that it is one of the most famous stands in the country; both are just crying out for rail seating. The steep, two-tiered monster creates a wall of noise in its current form, goodness knows what it would generate with safe standing in use.__________________________________________________________________________ 21 Huddersfield John Smiths Stadium Fantastic Media North StandLike at Everton, the single-tiered Chadwick Lawrence South Stand would arguably be most suitable for safe standing. However Huddersfields active support are seated in the Fantastic Media Stand while away fans take pride of place in the Chadwick Lawrence.__________________________________________________________________________ 21 Southampton St Marys Chapel South StandThe Saints two goal-end stands are almost identical. With the Northam containing away fans, it is obvious that the single-tiered Chapel Stand would be most appropriate for rail seats.__________________________________________________________________________ 21 21 Manchester City Etihad Stadium North StandCity have recently expanded their South Stand to the point where it is now an enormous three-tiered behemoth, however half of it currently belongs to visitors. Unless this changes, the North end would have to be home to safe standing at the Etihad.__________________________________________________________________________ 21 Rail seating like this could be implemented in English football 21 Chelsea Stamford Bridge Matthew Harding North StandWhile the Shed was traditionally the place for Chelseas hard-core support, it is now home to away fans in one corner. Some active supporter groups still operate out of the Shed, but the loudest voices certainly come from the Matthew Harding on match days.__________________________________________________________________________ Fulham Craven Cottage Hammersmith West EndThe Cottagers’ famous Putney End (which features the ground’s actual cottage) plays host to away fans. Therefore, despite its shallow appearance, the Hammersmith End would be best suited to accomodate rail seating for the newly-promoted side’s home faithful.__________________________________________________________________________ Newcastle United St James Park Sir John Hall North StandThe upper tier of Newcastles Sir John Hall Stand is home to away supporters, but the lower section is so impressive that it could probably take up the Geordies safe standing contingent on its own.__________________________________________________________________________ Bournemouth Vitality Stadium Steve Fletcher North StandAway fans at the Vitality are seated in the East Stand, so either goal-end section would work for safe standing here. The Steve Fletcher Stand is the more modern and steepest of the two and so would likely be most fitting.__________________________________________________________________________ Leicester King Power Stadium Spion Kop South StandThe North Stand at Leicester is made up of the away fans and the family area, therefore the single-tiered Spion Kop at the opposite end is far more fitting for safe standing.__________________________________________________________________________ Burnley Turf Moor Jimmy McIlroy East StandThe two-tiered Jimmy McIlroy stand at would be most suitable for safe standing at Turf Moor as away fans are housed behind the opposite goal in the David Fishwick. The upper tiers steep appearance would add to the already increased atmosphere.__________________________________________________________________________ Liverpool Anfield Kop South StandAnfields famous Kop is the ideal area for safe standing. A giant, single-tiered stand, laden with a history of housing Liverpools most vociferous supporters. The Kop bears resemblance to Dortmunds Sudtribune (albeit not quite as big).__________________________________________________________________________ 21 21 Wolves Molineux Sir Jack Hayward South StandIn 2018/19, Wolves will return to the Premier League and could instantly boast one of the most impressive grounds in the division were safe standing to be implemented. The two-tiered Sir Jack Hayward Stand makes for an impressive potential area of rail seating. getty 21 21 getty Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium Canton StandThe opposite single-tiered goal ends of the Cardiff City Stadium are near identical, but with away fans designated into the Grange Stand, it appears the Canton end would be far more appealing for safe standing.__________________________________________________________________________ 21 21 21 Watford Vicarage Road The RookeryThe Hornets Rookery, situated on the south side of the ground, suits safe standing perfectly as it is already the home of The 1881, Watford’s fan-created singing section. Watford have two single-tiered ends like multiple other clubs, though the Vicarage Road Stand is divided among home and away fans, usually in a 50/50 split.__________________________________________________________________________ Everton Goodison Park Howard Kendall Gwladys Street North StandThe Toffees most passionate fans are located in the Gwladys Street Stand, meaning that safe standing would have to go there were it to be introduced at Goodison. However, the single-tiered Park End stand at the other end would probably be more suitable based on appearance alone.__________________________________________________________________________ West Ham London Stadium Bobby Moore North StandThe atmosphere at West Hams new London Stadium has left a lot to be desired for Hammers fans. Adding safe standing to the Bobby Moore end could help improve this, but admittedly the ex-Olympic Stadium is really not designed for such an idea.__________________________________________________________________________ Crystal Palace Selhurst Park Holmesdale Road South StandPalace already have a strong atmosphere with the Holmesdale Fanatics group housed in the bottom left hand corner of their Holmesdale Road Stand. They have been some of the strongest campaigners for safe standing and would be very angry if it ended up in a different area of their own ground!__________________________________________________________________________ Arsenal Emirates Stadium North BankWhile the Clock End does play host to some noisy Arsenal supporters, it also contains some away fans. The Gunners North Bank consists solely of home faithful and could be quite the spectacle if safe standing were introduced to its upper and lower tiers.__________________________________________________________________________
GARDAI across Donegal are out in force today to crack down on speeding and drunken motorists in a bid to keep our roads safe.But their warnings are already falling on deaf ears among boy racers – with several reports to donegaldaily of morons driving at crazy speeds on the Donegal Rally routes near Ramelton and Portsalon.Traffic corps gardai fear the small number of young drivers who continue to drive without any regard for other motorists will be out in force over the holiday weekend. But sources have told us that a number of operations in various parts of the county will be in place to take boy racers off the roads and bring them to justice.Donegal’s appalling record of road deaths is at the forefront of the Traffic Corps operation with speed camera vans out across the county today at accident blackspots where there have been deaths in the past.Donegal Traffic Corps inspector Michael Harrison said his officers will be targeting the three main causes of accidents here in the county – speed, drink-driving and motorists using mobile phones.“There is no doubt that we are making progress,” he said. “However there are still many motorists breaking the law and putting their lives and the lives of others at risk.“We want people to enjoy the Easter holiday weekend but we want them to do it safely. We are putting patrols throughout the county to ensure the safety of all road users.”However last night donegaldaily.com was contacted by a number of readers who reported boy racers driving at high speed along parts of the Donegal rally route.One resident told us: “As soon as the sun comes out, these idiots are out in their boy racer cars driving at huge speeds along the roads. They think they’re rally drivers – it’s only a matter of time before they kill some innocent person.”DONEGAL GARDAI IN EASTER WEEKEND BLITZ ON BAD DRIVERS was last modified: April 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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:Easter safe drivingGarda Traffic CorpsPortsalonRamelton
“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”Dave BarryFor any of you who don’t know me, some would say that I have a slight addiction to the rich, dark, silky smooth, fantastical beverage that is coffee. (Too much?) I still find it hard to believe that there are some who don’t drink coffee and even don’t like the taste, because what’s not to like?Coffee has recently been found to have an array of health benefits.“I don’t really like coffee, she said, but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either. ”Brian Andrea Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter:Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levelsThis is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually the most commonly consumed stimulant in the world.Many studies show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function.This includes memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels and reaction times. A source of anti-oxidants:Fruit and vegetables are both excellent sources of anti-oxidants for the human body, but coffee has been found to have the highest levels readily available for us.While many fruits and vegetables are loaded with anti-oxidants it is the body’s ability to absorb these that is more important and we seem to be able to absorb the most from coffee.Coffee can help you to burn fat: Caffeine is found in almost every fat-burning supplement and with good reason.Caffeine is one of the few natural substances that have actually been proven to aid fat burning.Caffeine has been shown to boost the metabolic rate by 3-11%.Caffeine can also increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.However, these benefits can decrease for people who consume coffee daily.Also it should be noted that for someone who is naturally thin and is trying to gain weight, stimulants such as caffeine are best avoided as you do not need your metabolism boosted.“I decide to turn to my old faithful solution to all that is wrong in life. Coffee.”Lisa Renee JonesCoffee could reduce your chances of getting skin cancer (if you’re a woman).A 20 year study of over 100, 000 men and women found that women who drank 3 or more cups of coffee per day were less likely to develop skin cancer than those who don’t.Coffee could reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.Coffee also lowers risk of Type 2 diabetes.Researchers found that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by 50 percent.Subsequently, with every additional cup, the risk gets lowered by 7 percent.Coffee can improve athletic and physical performance.The New York Times reports: “Scientists and many athletes have known for years, of course, that a cup of coffee before a workout jolts athletic performance, especially in endurance sports like distance running and cycling.”Caffeine increases the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream, which allows athletes’ muscles to absorb and burn those fats for fuel, therefore saving the body’s small reserves of carbohydrates for later on in the exercise.Drink a cup of coffee half an hour before your training session, and see the difference.Other benefit of coffee range from lowering the risk of Prostate Cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.It has been shown to have a positive effect on the liver can help with depression and can even lower the risk of stroke.Whether you like coffee or not, you simply cannot ignore the array of health benefits that it has.#TrainSmartEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF COFFEE was last modified: June 29th, 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:Coffeeemmet rushesfitness columnhealth benefits
We’re not sure who is the cutest – Donegal-made doll Lottie or Daisy Leeper from Raphoe.Little Daisy Leeper with her Lottie dolls.Daisy, 5, was the winner in our recent competition in which we teamed up with Arklu.The company, based at the CoLab at LYIT, celebrated Lottie’s second anniversary with an amazing doll giveaway. Daisy was the winner and we’re sure you’ll agree, Lottie and Daisy are just a perfect match. COMPETITION WINNER – DAISY WINS OUR LOTTIE DOLLS! was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 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:ARKLUDaisy LeeperLottie dolls