10 months agoMan Utd manager Mourinho escapes FA appeal on swearing charge

first_imgMan Utd manager Mourinho escapes FA appeal on swearing chargeby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe FA have confirmed they will not appeal the ruling on Jose Mourinho’s swearing charge.The Independent Regulatory Commission found Mourinho was not guilty of an FA charge for alleged abusive language towards television cameras after Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Newcastle United.It was believed the FA would appeal decision after they were left unhappy with the commission’s finding.However, a statement has been released clarifying that the governing body will not proceed with their appeal.”The FA welcomes the original decision of the Appeal Board to uphold its appeal against Mr Mourinho for using abusive, insulting and improper language after the Manchester United v Newcastle United match on 6 October 2018,” an FA statement said.”It also respects the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission to dismiss the charge based on the legal argument submitted by Mr Mourinho.”The FA’s position, which it maintained throughout the hearing, was that Mr Mourinho directed his abusive, insulting and improper words directly towards the camera lens, and in these circumstances, the decision to charge was consistent with previous FA charging practice.”Whilst we accept that the Independent Regulatory Commission disagreed on this occasion, The FA wishes to make clear that it will continue to take action against Participants for any form of abusive, insulting, or improper language or behaviour, which is directed towards a camera.”Finally, following the Appeal Board decision, and the most recent decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission, The FA now considers this matter to be closed.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Azam moves HC for quashing of 27 FIRs

first_imgAllahabad: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday moved the Allahabad High Court for quashing of a spate of FIRs registered against him in a single week in a Rampur police station for allegedly grabbing farmers’ lands to build a university there. As the matter came up for hearing, a bench of justices Pritinkar Diwakar and Justice Raj Beer Singh adjourned the hearing on the petition for August 29 on the request of Khan’s counsel R K Jain. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’As soon as the court began the hearing, advocate Vijay Gautam, appearing for farmers on whose complaints a total of the 27 FIRs have been registered against Khan in Rampur’s Azeem Nagar police station, objected to the “maintainability” of the petition. Gautam argued that the petition is not worth hearing and need to be dismissed at the outset as it is not maintainable for the petitioner has sought quashing of all 27 FIRs in a single petition. He should have filed one petition each for quashing of each of the FIRs, he contended, prompting Khan’s counsel Jain to seek adjournment of the hearing for another day. The farmers on whose complaints the FIRs were registered had already filed a caveat in the court requesting it to give them an opportunity to have their say if Khan moved court for quashing of the FIRs.last_img read more

TD Bank halts allowing customers to use credit cards to buy cryptocurrency

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto-Dominion Bank is halting the use of its credit cards to buy cryptocurrency as it conducts a review of the “evolving market.”The recent decision follows moves by several U.S. banks to stop allowing credit card purchases of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.“At TD, we regularly evaluate our policies and security measures, in order to serve and protect our customers, as well as the bank,” a TD spokesperson said in an emailed statement Friday.The value of Bitcoin soared last year, trading for more than C$20,000 per Bitcoin. Since then, the value of the cryptocurrency has come off its all-time highs and trades for around C$13,000, but remains up significantly from where it was a year ago.Royal Bank said Friday it does allow its credit and debit cards to be used for transactions involving cryptocurrency in limited circumstances. However, the lender also cautioned clients about the possibility of a sudden drop in the value of cryptocurrencies which “could expose them to substantially higher debt levels than they are able to repay.”“We do recognize that regulatory, risk and other external environmental factors relating to cryptocurrency continues to evolve,” an RBC spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “As such, we continue to review our policies to consider how we can best support clients.”The Bank of Nova Scotia is also looking closely at its cryptocurrency transaction policy.“We understand that regulatory and risk factors related to cryptocurrency continue to evolve and as a result, we are closely reviewing our policies with respect to cryptocurrency transactions,” a Scotiabank spokesperson said in an emailed statement.The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the Bank of Montreal did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Companies in this story: (TSX:TD, TSX:RY, TSX:BNS)last_img read more

Bowring and Bombay seek creditor protection amid 50M debt

first_imgTORONTO – Bowring & Co. Inc. and Bombay & Co. Inc. are seeking creditor protection as they grapple with more than $50 million in debt.Legal filings say the housewares and home furnishings retailers collectively owe millions to landlords, banks, delivery brands and other companies they conduct business with.The filings made under two numbered companies show CIBC is owed $24 million.Bombay and Bowring temporarily put notices up on their websites telling visitors that the pages are under construction, but those were removed by late Tuesday afternoon.The licensed insolvency trustees for the companies did not respond to requests for comment.Several stores under each brand name remain open, but employees at some locations said they were liquidating merchandise.Bombay and Bowring had been under creditor protection in 2014, while they looked for a buyer or partner to help them survive a severe cash shortage and debt.last_img read more

Japan court denies extended detention of Nissans Ghosn

first_imgTOKYO — A Japanese court has denied prosecutors’ request to extend detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.The Tokyo District Court on Thursday rejected the request for another 10-day detention over his indictment for falsification of financial reports.Ghosn was arrested Nov. 19, along with another executive, Greg Kelly, over allegations that they underreported Ghosn’s pay in 2011-2015 and both have since been charged.The arrest of an industry icon has raised concerns over the Japanese automaker and the future of its alliance with Renault SA of France.The Associated Presslast_img

Chamber of Commerce VP joins delegation to Alberta supporting Kinder Morgan

first_imgThe trip occurred with less than two weeks until Kinder Morgan’s May 31st self-imposed deadline, when it will make a decision to scrap or proceed with the project, depending on whether it feels it has enough support from the federal government. EDMONTON, A.B. — The First Vice President of the Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce, Julie Ziebart, was among 100 delegates from across B.C. who travelled to Edmonton on Thursday in support of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Ziebart was one of the group of officials that included Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and the BC Chamber of Commerce, and brought members’ concerns and support for the Kinder Morgan project to the forefront as part of the trip, titled ‘Federation Flight: Rebuilding Confidence in Canada.’ Federation Flight also included business, community, Indigenous and labour leaders, and was aimed at reinforcing the fundamental partnership that is the Canadian federation. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lilia Hansen said she believes that, “The Chamber’s greatest benefit is the power to advocate for our members at all levels of government, attend high level meetings such as this one where we can have face to face conversations with decision makers, and build bridges that will benefit our community.”last_img read more

Delhi High Court allows JNUSU to attend important welfare meetings

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi high court granted interim relief to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union to attend important welfare meetings, staying a varsity’s notification till July 17 on Wednesday. The court was hearing a plea filed by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union President N Sai Balaji and other office-bearers challenging the varsity’s decision restraining them from participating in the statutory meetings.”The matter be now listed on July 17. Till then, the minutes dated February 15, related to the issue of circular to all deans of schools/chairperson of centres/special centres restraining the students to attend meetings of various bodies at school/centre level shall be kept in abeyance as no prejudice shall be caused in attending such welfare meetings by students’ union,” Justice Yogesh Khanna said.last_img read more

CARING WITH LOVE

first_imgWith growing vegetarianism, what would happen to all the animals? As vegetarianism grows, the number of animals bred for food will gradually decline, since the market will no longer exist for them. The world gradually going vegetarian is imagining the most positive possible future for our species, for the Earth, and for all living beings. First of all, as we reduce the number of animals we are eating, agribusiness will stop forcibly inseminating female pigs, turkeys, cows, fishes, and other animals, so fewer animals will be imprisoned, and there will be less mutilation, killing, violence, terror, and suffering. It also means there will be lower demand for GMO corn, soy, alfalfa and other feed grains, and thus less deforestation, mono-cropping, and pollution. As this continues, there will be more food to feed starving people, and also monocropped land can be returned to being critically-needed habitat for wildlife, whose populations are being decimated by the habitat loss caused by grazing livestock and growing feed grains. Also Read – Feel what you fear Is it okay to judge people based on their attitude towards animals? As far as a person’s morality is concerned, it can very well be judged by how they treat animals. Although a sociological understanding would suggest various reasons that motivate a person’s attitude, it cannot be used as an excuse to torture or inflict pain on animals. Ignorance is not justifiable and if one encounters people who treat animals badly, it is okay to form judgments about them. Also Read – Homecoming Sometimes my dog sounds as if he is choking. He has a fit of reverse sneezing when he pulls his nose in repeatedly and makes an odd sound. Technically known as “paroxysmal respiration”, reverse sneezing can be caused by an irritant in the air, by eating or drinking too fast, by a foreign body or hair balls, or even a nasal infection. The resulting irritation of the palate or throat causes a spasm, resulting in quick inhalations of air into the dog’s nose. The trachea can narrow, causing difficulty in air movement. The condition is more common in older dogs. To reduce the chances of reverse sneezes, minimise chemicals, cleaners, rug deodorisers or other potential irritants. Groom your dog often, and vacuum the hair every day. During a reverse sneeze, try rubbing your dog’s throat to ease the spasm. Very briefly, cover his nose to encourage swallowing, which can dislodge a foreign body. Look into his mouth to see if anything is obstructing his throat. If so, remove it.last_img read more

The Draw Play Is Dying In The NFL — But It Shouldnt

This is despite the success rate of the play used on first or second down being better than that of all rushes by running backs on those downs.1Third-down draws are often in long-yardage situations in which a team is simply setting up for a punt. According to the ESPN Stats & Information Group, the success rate2Measured by whether the play resulted in positive expected points added. on first- and second-down draws this year is 41.8 percent, compared with 38 percent on all RB runs on those downs. And draws on any down result in longer gains on average (5.29 yards per attempt) than other running back runs (4.35).The Los Angeles Rams called only one draw play all season. (It didn’t work.) The New Orleans Saints waited all the way until Week 10 to run their first draw play of the season — a successful one. That two of the league’s most innovative offensive coaches — Sean McVay and Sean Payton — basically ignore the play seems like a bad harbinger for its survival. But the maestro of the NFL’s best offense, Kansas City’s Andy Reid, is one of the league’s greatest proponents of the play. That makes perfect sense: He’s essentially a Brown disciple, given that his West Coast offense was originally conceived by Bill Walsh when Walsh coached on Brown’s staff with the Bengals. For decades, the draw play has been one of the NFL’s most reliable tricks to fool overeager defensive lineman. The play mimics a pass — in the action of both the quarterback and the offensive line — until the last second, when the ball is handed off to the running back. When it works, the runner can often slice through holes untouched because defenders are busy trying to evade offensive linemen for a sack of the quarterback.The play may seem like the perfect countermeasure to keep a defense honest in the modern NFL. Yet for some reason, the draw play has been all but erased from teams’ playbooks.As the story goes, the draw play was invented in the middle of a game to slow unblockable pass rushers. It quickly became a staple of the modern offense by the sport’s “master innovator” Paul Brown, after a desperate hand-off on a busted passing play ended up working. “You fool one guy with a trap block,” Brown said. “You fool a whole pass rush with a draw play.”Offenses today are more pass-happy than ever before. And defenses have had to respond with more aggressive stunts and blitzes by rushers quicker and more desperate to pressure passers. So what better way to cross them up than by using a draw play? But during the 2018 season, teams ran the play just a little more than once every two games, down from well over two per game just 10 years ago. The Chiefs, who will play Indianapolis in the divisional round this weekend, have run a draw 16 times this year and have had success 10 times. That success rate of 62.5 is by far the best of the 10 teams that have run more than 10 draw plays. The Chargers also have used the draw well, generating 64 rushing yards in 10 attempts, six of which graded as successful.The draw is often thought of as a play of last resort: When teams are faced with virtually hopeless distance to convert a third down, they can use the draw to stop the bleeding before punting. But only 37 third-down draws this past season were in situations when the offense needed at least 7 yards to convert. The vast majority were used on first and second down (256 out of 307 draw plays) and out of the shotgun (253 total draw plays). Of course, the latter makes sense given that the main purpose of the play is to mimic a pass.Reid primarily uses the draw when teams have virtually no defenders dedicated to the run, meaning no more than six defenders “in the box” at or near the line of scrimmage. That was the defense deployed 13 of the 16 times Reid called a draw this season, and the call was successful eight of those times. If defenses continue with this look, a draw could be the perfect call.With the Chiefs offense setting records and NFL coaches looking at it for design and play-calling inspiration, there’s a good chance that teams will soon discover that one of the oldest forms of NFL deception may have even more relevance in the modern game.Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

Football Freshman have big impact against Nebraska

OSU freshman running back Demario McCall breaks into the open field in the fourth quarter against the Bowling Green Falcons on Sept 3, 2016. OSU won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorYouth has been discussed as the driving force of the Ohio State football team by coaches all season, but the impact of the young players has been mixed at best this season. Team members such as redshirt freshman Mike Weber, who is playing his first season with the Buckeyes, have contributed since the first game of the season. Weber has picked up 842 yards on the ground on 140 attempts, paired with seven touchdowns. These numbers are good enough to put him in the fourth spot in the Big Ten in rushing yards. While his numbers are impressive, the fact that Weber has been playing since Week 1 would cause most fans to expect this kind of production.Against Nebraska, other first-year players stole the show from Weber.Freshman running back Demario McCall – 16 carries for 73 yardsMcCall is the near-opposite of Weber. Standing at just 5-foot-9 and 182 pounds, the North Ridgeville, Ohio native depends on his speed and agility to rack up the yardage. Although McCall’s biggest run of the day was just 10 yards, the freshman took a bulk of the carries late in the game after Weber sustained a shoulder injury, later revealed to be an AC joint sprain by OSU coach Urban Meyer. The dynamic ability of McCall to hide behind blockers along with his relatively small stature and burst around the edge with elite speed is one big reason why OSU recruited the Ohio native, and could see him returning punts in the near future after senior H-back Dontre Wilson continued a trend of muffing the ball on returns.Meyer said McCall has some things to work on before he can be a big factor in the offense or on special teams. “Stronger, better ball security. Just physical strength, experience,” he said. “He’s a little loose with the ball. But his future is nice. He’s a wonderful young man.”The comments were high praise from a guy who doesn’t throw around compliments often.Freshman tight end A.J. Alexander – 3 receptions for 24 yardsAs a statline, this output by Alexander doesn’t seem to be too impressive. But the reserve tight end played well after coming in early in the second quarter. Redshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh has been a key target of Barrett for the past few weeks, but has been known to drop a few wide-open opportunities.Baugh also seemed to be limping after coming out of the pile after a play in the second half.Alexander performed admirably in the blocking game and showed off his hands with a tight-window catch on a third down. He certainly has the size to play well, and his ability might become clearer if he is used more Saturday.Freshman safety Jordan Fuller – 5 tacklesFive tackles for a first-year player is a nice mark for someone who is mostly a special-teams player. Fuller was all over the field on kick coverage, and came into the game late at safety to replace redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker.Fuller is an enormous player, standing at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds. He as the frame of a linebacker, and can really lay the load when he gets ahold of an opposing player. Meyer praised him on Monday.“Kicking game — Special Teams Player of the Week was Jordan Fuller, who is really coming on as a young freshman and playing well for us,” he said.Fuller is unlikely to pass Hooker for the starting spot, but Saturday’s game served as a testament to the ability of the young safety. read more