CAS cuts Real Madrid’s transfer ban

first_imgLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP):Real Madrid’s transfer ban was cut yesterday, allowing the club to sign new players sooner than expected.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) partially upheld Madrid’s appeal against FIFA, keeping the team barred from registering new players only in the January trading period. But Madrid can now sign new players in the off-season transfer period starting in June.FIFA had imposed a one-year transfer ban in January. Its appeal panel confirmed the sanction to take effect for 2017.Madrid must also pay FIFA a fine of 240,000 Swiss francs, reduced from 360,000 Swiss francs by the single judge who heard the case.”Considering that the infractions committed by Real Madrid were less serious and less numerous than argued by the FIFA judiciary bodies, the (judge) ruled that the sanctions imposed on Real Madrid had to be reduced,” the court said in a statement.UNJUST BANStill, the club which on Sunday added the Club World Cup trophy to its Champions League title complained about the verdict.”The decision highlights the injustice of the original ban imposed by FIFA, although the club regrets that the CAS lacked the courage to revoke the ruling entirely,” Madrid said in a statement.The court gave an urgent ruling yesterday and is expected to publish its full reasons in several weeks.Madrid denied wrongdoing in signing young players from outside Spain who played in games since 2005.The case involved the sons of current coach Zinedine Zidane.Madrid’s signings were registered by the Spanish football federation, which has repeatedly allowed clubs to break FIFA rules designed to prevent trafficking of minors. FIFA previously fined the federation 220,000 Swiss francs.Barcelona served a one-year signing embargo in 2015, and Atletico Madrid are currently appealing their one-year ban at CAS.Atletico have accepted not to sign players in January and have reached an agreement with CAS to reach a verdict by June.last_img read more

Coogi: Rapper-inspired basketball jersey looks like ours

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Nets and Nike declined to comment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 LATEST STORIES Panamanian world champion boxer Eusebio Pedroza dead at 62 Coogi is heavily associated with the late rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace. He referenced Coogi in some of his songs, including the hit “Hypnotize.”The company says a multicolored stripe pattern called “Brooklyn Camo” on the Nike-manufactured “City Edition” jersey copies its designs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe lawsuit says the amount of the alleged damages would be “established at trial.”NBA spokesman Mike Bass says the lawsuit has “no merit whatsoever.” FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell reacts after scoring a 3-point goal during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, in New York. The clothing brand Coogi has launched a full-court press against the Brooklyn Nets over a Notorious B.I.G.-inspired jersey. The New York Times says a special version of the team’s jersey is at the center of a copyright lawsuit against the Nets, the National Basketball Association and Nike. The company says aNEW YORK — The clothing brand Coogi has launched a full-court press against the Brooklyn Nets over a Notorious B.I.G.-inspired jersey.The New York Times says a special version of the team’s jersey is at the center of a copyright lawsuit against the Nets, the National Basketball Association and Nike.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

UBA Liberia Launches New Mobile Banking Service

first_imgUBA managers and employeesIn a demonstration of its commitment to deliver superior and innovative banking solutions to its customers, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced the launch of a brand new mobile banking application with many user-friendly features.The launching ceremony took place Monday, April 16, in Monrovia.Speaking at the program, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UBA-Liberia Olalekan Balogun said digital banking brings a lot of efficiency and convenience to customers’ services.“Before now, UBA was the only bank that was offering both the Visa and the Liberian dollar Visa Card. I see some mobile competition now looking in that direction because we believe that with digital banking comes a lot of efficiency and convenience,” he said.Mr. Balogun said the issue of overcrowded banking halls poses serious challenge and loss of productivity to customers, as well as the banking institution, which can only be solved with the help of digital banking system in the country.He added that gone are the days when customers had to stand in long queues or abandon their busy schedules to deposit cash or pay school fees; but with the help of mobile banking application customers can access their financial information and do their business transactions via their mobile phones.“I find it strange when I see crowded banking halls; that’s a loss of productivity. This can be solved by digital banking. So it’s something that we are driving seriously in Liberia. In the last two months, we have done quite a lot; we launched the AMEU Card so that students can pay online directly and tomorrow again we are launching another brand at the Cuttington University where students will pay online,” he said.He added, “About a year now, we signed another digital product with the Government of Liberia where you can obtain your passport and pay all your taxes and levied charges online; that platform is also running for the government.”He noted that digitalizing the banking system in Liberia is the primary objective of his institution (UBA) and will boost the economy, create efficiency and provide safe comfort for subscribers.He also said the initiative is part of his institution’s support to the government’s pro-poor agenda.The head of Digital Banking at UBA Prince Chesson said UBA Liberia is the only bank that is offering the local currency visa credit card and a visa pre-paid card services in which a subscriber does not have to open an account.“Another exciting thing is that you can log on and load your visa and you can also take money from your visa pre-paid card to your account,” he said.Chesson added that with the product, subscribers stand to benefit from fast banking services, secure savings accounts, reduced transportation cost, easy financial transactions and avoid standing in a queue for hours to do business transactions, among others.The UBA’s newly-introduced mobile banking services will use Lonestar Cell MTN and Orange Liberia outlets for its customers during the lifespan of the service.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Shareholders: Buffett has succession plan

first_imgSo when he sat down on a stool between three fiddle players he joked: “I may well be looking for another job soon. This is my first audition.” Most shareholders would like Buffett to keep running the firm for many more years. They also feel Buffett has done a good job planning for his eventual successor. “I’m very comfortable with the change when it happens,” said shareholder John Lokie, who grew up in the same Omaha neighborhood as Buffett. Shareholder David Miller of Topeka, Kan., said he believes Berkshire has enough talented people within the company to take over after Buffett. “I think he will have people groomed to come up behind him and finish it off,” Miller said. OMAHA, Neb. – Berkshire Hathaway shareholders don’t like to think about the prospect of replacing legendary investor Warren Buffett at the helm of the company. The 76-year-old says he has no plans to leave the holding company he built because he enjoys his work so much, but he might have lined up a new gig Saturday morning before the annual Berkshire meeting. Buffett grabbed his ukulele and joined the Quebe Sisters Band for a performance in the Qwest Center exhibition hall where some of Berkshire’s more than 60 companies showcased their products to 27,000 visitors. Buffett has previously told shareholders that he has made arrangements for one of Berkshire’s managers to succeed him, and he is in the midst of sorting through 600-700 applications for a new chief investment officer to manage the company’s investments. Buffett said he expects to hire three or four people as candidates for CIO. He said each of the investment managers he hires will be given a chunk of money – between $2 billion and $5 billion – to manage. The search for Berkshire’s next chief investment officer, which Buffett announced in his annual letter, will pick up speed after the annual meeting. Buffet also told shareholders that he thinks the sub-prime mortgage meltdown is a problem for the companies involved, but is unlikely to spill into the overall economy. “I think that’s dumb lending, and it’s dumb borrowing,” he said. 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

Liverpool manager hails ‘outstanding’ duo after win against Man City

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised his side’s performance in the 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, in particular, the roles of Raheem Sterling and match-winner Philippe Coutinho.Rodgers opted for a line-up that did not consist of a recognised striker, with Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli on the bench, as Coutinho, Sterling and Adam Lallana operated in a front three formation.And the former Swansea boss was proved right when Coutinho scored Liverpool’s spectacular winner, and Rodgers was quick to praise the influence of the Brazilian and Sterling.“If you look at the front three they were outstanding,” Rodgers said. “Raheem Sterling didn’t score today but what a talent he is, not just with the ball, but his general understanding of the game.“How he presses and how he recognises how to press, and you saw his strength today against the likes of Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala.“The two boys [Sterling and Coutinho] in behind [the striker] have been outstanding since November. They’re very, very bright footballers who are technically very good.”And Rodgers hailed the performance of Joe Allen, who has come under criticism in recent weeks, claiming the 24-year-old was “brilliant” alongside Jordan Henderson in midfield.“I thought Joe Allen was outstanding,” Rodgers added. “Joe is a player who never gets the same credit as some of the others because he doesn’t score a great deal but that’s not his game. But his courage and composure on the ball was phenomenal and I thought he was brilliant today.”last_img read more

CHAIRMAN OF DONEGAL JOINT-POLICING COMMITTEE PAYS TRIBUTE TO SUPT VINCENT O’BRIEN

first_imgThe chairman of the Donegal Joint Policing Committee has paid tribute to Garda Superintendent Vincent O’Brien who has announced his retirement.Garda Supt Vincent O’BrienCllr Patrick Mc Gowan paid tribute to Supt O’Brien who leaves the force in June after more than 30 years service.He worked in the Donegal for a long time and began his career in Lifford during the Troubles and climbed up the ranks during a very successful career . “I would have worked very closely with Supt O’Brien as Donegal JPC Chair and found him to be very knowledgeable in all issues affecting Donegal and in the unique situation we find ourselves in being surrounded by a border, his experience and hard work would have helped to tackle crime.“I would like to wish him all the best on his well deserved retirement and spoke to him recently about his future plans which will see him doing quite a bit of traveling,” said Cllr McGowan.Born in Sligo, Supt O’Brien has served in Lifford, Buncrana and Letterkenny during a long and varied career.  CHAIRMAN OF DONEGAL JOINT-POLICING COMMITTEE PAYS TRIBUTE TO SUPT VINCENT O’BRIEN was last modified: May 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cllr patrick McGowanGardaretirementSupt Vincent O’Brienlast_img read more

DONEGAL REACHES OUT TO THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL

first_imgWould you like to help those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal last week?Letterkenny Rotary Club have opened a bank account to facilitate anyone who wishes to help those in desperate need of emergency relief; shelter, food and healthcare.By being a part of a worldwide organisation, the Rotary Club is perfectly situated to get money and necessary aid directly to the heart of the disaster area, by using Rotary Members & Aid workers who have local knowledge and training , and all with no middle man or administration Fees. Their Shelter boxes, AquaBoxes and Water Survival Boxes will be invaluable for sustainable community projects once the immediate emergency has been dealt with.If you want to help, then please donate at the Bank of Ireland, Letterkenny.Sort Code 90-49-15Account No. 56681060 Just €10 will provide water for a family for one week, a tent to shelter a homeless family or a 30kg of rice that will feed a family for one month.DONEGAL REACHES OUT TO THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL was last modified: April 29th, 2015 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:appealdonegalLetetrkenny Rotary ClubNepallast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES

first_imgCongratulations to the Donegal Senior Team and especially Glenswilly players Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher and Gary McFadden on their wonderful success in reaching the All Ireland Final.It will be a very busy and exciting few weeks now leading up to the final. Ticket orders are now being taken by club secretary Sharon McGinty. All orders in writing or by email only please. Email mcgintysharon@eircom.net. Priority will be given to club members – 1 ticket per member.The final of the Laurence McGinty Cup will be held this evening Tue in Glenswilly at 7pm between Glenswilly and Glenfinn. Congratulations to the U16 team who won the Div 3 championship on Monday evening with a good win over Downings. The U13 girls will travel to play McCumhaills on Wed at 6pm. The U13 boys will travel to Fanad on Friday evening while the U15’s have a home game against Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday at 12pm. The Senior and Reserve teams have an away match on Sunday against Four Masters at 1.30 and 3pm. Louise, Karen and Mary would like to thank all the parents and volunteers who helped at the summercamp especially the teenagers, their help was greatly appreciated.  GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 28th, 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

DOUBLE JOY FOR SHAUN KELLY AS HE GETS SET TO BEGIN NEW CHAPTER AT DERRY CITY

first_imgProud dad Shaun Kelly holding his son Luca who was born last week.Shaun Kelly pictured here for Limerick, said the offer to join Derry City was too good to turn down.Shaun Kelly put pen to paper with Derry City yesterday, and in doing so completed one of the most whirlwind weeks he’s unlikely to ever experience again.Last Saturday morning, Kelly became a father for the first time, when his partner Niamh Leonard gave birth to baby Luca.However, Kelly didn’t know what the future lay for him and his young family, as there was on-going negotiations taking place between Limerick and Derry City regarding the future of the 25-year-old full-back from Killybegs. Peter Hutton was desperate to sign Kelly while new Limerick manager Martin Russell was desperate to hold on to the services of the talented defender.Kelly had made his intentions clear to Limerick that he wanted to sign for Derry City.Kelly told Donegal Daily, “I was going to sign a pre-contract with Derry for next season, but I asked Limerick would they let me go now with the baby on the way.“I made my intentions clear to Limerick representatives, and I have to say they were fantastic, they were fully understanding of my reasons for wanting to leave now as oppose to the end of the season. “It’s life changing enough becoming a father for the first time, but not knowing if you are going to be staying in Limerick or moving to Derry was difficult, but thankfully it’s all been sorted.Kelly has established himself as one of the best right-backs in the League of Ireland over the last number of years.The former Heart of Midlothian youth player, has played with Dundalk, Galway and Limerick since returning from Edinburgh in 2009.Kelly was a pivotal factor in helping Limrick return to the Premier Division, and was a hugely popular player with the clubs supporters.Kelly has said he’s sad to leave Limerick, but the opportunity to play for Derry City was too good to turn down. “I had three great years at Limerick, and winning the First Division title was something I’ll never forget, but when I knew Derry were interested, I knew I had to go.“They’re a massive club, and have a huge following of loyal supporters, they expect to be challenging for top honours every season and the ambition of the club excited me.“I spoke to Peter, and I immediately liked what he had to say when he spoke about the targets of the club.“I have massive respect for him, for what he has achieved in the game and I’m looking forward to working with him. Kelly and his girlfriend Niamh and little baby Luca are expected to move from Limerick today and settle into their new surroundings in Derry.The move in many ways is ideal for Kelly and his partner as there now obviously much closer to home being based in Derry.“It’s a great move for me professionally, but also personally.“We’re close to home, and it’s a much shorter commute form Derry to Killybegs than Limerick to Killybegs, so it’s a great move for all of us.Kelly will begin training with his team mates later this week, and is just raring to get going.“As I’ve said they’re a top club, with top players, it’s a great challenge for me and I can’t wait to get started.DOUBLE JOY FOR SHAUN KELLY AS HE GETS SET TO BEGIN NEW CHAPTER AT DERRY CITY was last modified: July 28th, 2014 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:derry cityHome-page SportKillybegsLimericknewsShaun Kellylast_img read more

DONEGAL IT COMPANY DOES ITS BIT TO HELP YOUNG BOY WALK FOR FIRST TIME

first_imgAnne Marie Doherty, the mother of 5 year old Killygordon boy Paul, is presented with a cheque for €934.50 towards the Mammy I Want To Walk Fund from SITA staff member Leona Barron.A Letterkenny-based company have shown some true community spirit in a bid to help a little Donegal boy to walk for the first time.Last Friday, in the run up to the All Ireland Football final, the team at IT company, SITA held a Jersey Day to raise funds for the “Mammy, I Want to Walk Fund”.The charity was set up for five- year old Killygordon boy Paul Doherty who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and dreams of one day getting out of the wheelchair he has used all his young life. The family needs to raise more than €60,000 to have a private operation in an American clinic.The SITA team proved their overwhelming generosity, raising close to €1,000 on the day.They have also organised further fundraising efforts over the coming weeks to help make this little five- year old boys dream a reality.Huge congratulations to everyone involved! Members of the SITA team who held a “Jersey Day” on Friday 12th September to raise funds for the Mammy I Want To Walk campaign. The SITA team raised a total of €934.50. DONEGAL IT COMPANY DOES ITS BIT TO HELP YOUNG BOY WALK FOR FIRST TIME was last modified: September 16th, 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:donegalJersey dayletterkennypaul dohertySITAlast_img read more