Greek Prime Minister asks Nikolaidis to save football

first_imgThe former head of AEK and Atlético de Madrid has already held a couple of meetings to assess the situation with the government team. Hellenic football is in a critical situation. Institutional leaders held a meeting with the representatives of the four large teams (Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, AEK and PAOK) to find the ways of a solution. The pressures and threats between them and the scandals do not cease. But the meeting served for very little. Mitsotakis and his team identify Nikolaidis as a charismatic and committed figure, who in the past did not hesitate to fight as a footballer against corruption. He came to clean up AEK as president and even raised the flag of the fight to end the power of the ultras.Nikolaidis, committed and combative.Strong, combative and not very malleable, Nikolaidis, precisely, also analyzed the disastrous situation of Greek football with AS. “All we have is talent, but we lack everything else,” he denounced. Mitsotakis would also recover with Nikolaidis the most golden history of Greek football as an emblem of that selection that was proclaimed champion of Europe in 2004. The Hellenic myth would be the strong man of the Federation that would carry out the change at all levels and that would be in charge to implement a sanitation plan with the approval of Gianni Infantino. Greek football continues to be mortally wounded. The escalation of scandals and the situation of permanent corruption denounced by many does not cease. Each day there is a new episode with which they have not been able to finish any of the measures, not even the use of foreign referees in some matches or the threat of suspension of the championship. Things do not change and the government tries to take action on the matter. A few days ago Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in the House of Representatives a threat of Grexit for your clubs, preventing them from participating in continental competitions to follow this situation. He warned that he would resort to the help of FIFA and UEFA to find a solution. But for that he needs an iron man and the chosen one, if he accepts, is Demis Nikolaidis.last_img read more

Russell, JADCO face-off next Monday

first_imgLivingston Scott, Gleaner Writer The hearing into the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) appeal against the one year ban handed down to West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell, is scheduled to take place over two days, Monday and Tuesday, at the Jamaica Conference Centre . Russell was banned for a year ban after he was found guilty for failing to file his whereabouts on three occasions, which amounts to a doping violation under World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) rules. The all-rounder was then sentenced to a 12 months layoff by a three-member tribunal in January of this year after a specially convened disciplinary panel found him guilty of being negligent in filing his whereabouts on three separate occasions within a 12-month period in 2015. The Jamaican’s ban is set to expire on January 30 of next year, but Russell could be out of the game for an additional year if JADCO is successful in this appeal .  A five member panel led by Justice Carl Harrison will hear the cases of both lawyers, Lackston Robinson, who will be representing JADCO and Russell’s attorney Patrick Foster on May 8 and 9 with JADCO pushing for the maximum two year ban for Russell.last_img read more

Cal/OSHA reverses killer whale verdict

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – California’s workplace safety office withdrew its report on a whale’s attack on a trainer at SeaWorld Adventure Park that said it was only a matter of time before someone is killed. Cal/OSHA apologized and said its investigation required expertise that it does not have. It promised to “thoroughly review” its own account of the attack. Trainer Kenneth Peters, 39, was bit and held underwater several times by the 7,000-pound killer whale during a show at Shamu Stadium Nov. 29. He escaped with a broken foot and was hospitalized for three days. SeaWorld disagreed with Cal/OSHA’s finding Tuesday that a trainer’s death was inevitable. After two days of discussions with SeaWorld officials, Cal/OSHA said late Friday that it was withdrawing its recommendations – including one to consider lethal force to save a trainer’s life – because SeaWorld did not violate safety standards. It said parts of its report “stray from describing the evidence and are clearly inappropriate.”last_img read more

Voter turnout up in northeast B.C., record low across province

first_imgThat 47.5 per cent of voters is up 6.5 per cent over the last election when 9,304 of the 22,577 eligible voters cast ballots. In Peace River South, 8,415 of the 18,006 eligible voters came out to the polls, or 46.7 per cent. That’s 1.2 per cent more than in 2009, when 7,655 of the 16,791 eligible voters cast a ballot. On the other hand, in the province overall, voter turnout was at a record low, with 48 per cent of eligible voters coming out to the polls. The turnout was a shock, after a record high number of people voted in the advance polls.- Advertisement –last_img read more

STAND-OFF OVER CARRIGART BEACH ACCESS HEATS UP

first_imgAs the row continues over a right of way and foreshore at Aghadachor near Carrigart, the residents are to form a steering committee to protect their civil rights.People protest in Carrigart over the alleged closure of their right-of-way.A public meeting has been arranged for this Saturday evening at 8pm in the Downings Bay Hotel and everyone concerned about this issue is invited to come along.The residents have firmly rejected claims that their right of way was blocked on health and safety grounds saying the developers had no rights whatever to attempt to block a public highway that has been enshrined in community ownership for more than one hundred years. The row has blown up after the owners of the beachfront complex, T&G Developments closed off access to the public.Patricia Coyle, 87, said that she was shocked to discover she was denied access to 33 acres of her farm and she’s firmly denied there were any negotiations with her family on the matter.She said this is a right of way and as such nobody has a mandate to negotiate or to make decisions that might deny access to any member of the public.This week’s meeting, apart from establishing a steering committee will have a number of items on the agenda along with the preservation of the right of way. STAND-OFF OVER CARRIGART BEACH ACCESS HEATS UP was last modified: October 10th, 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:beachCarrigartprotestright-of-waylast_img read more

Half-time: West Ham 0 Fulham 0 – woodwork saves Whites at Upton Park

first_imgFulham were saved by the woodwork in a lively first half at Upton Park.With both teams’ under-pressure managers needing a victory, West Ham dominated the early stages and almost went ahead when Mark Noble’s right-wing free-kick was headed against the post by Modibo Maiga.Martin Jol’s Fulham, who have lost four matches in a row, were also relieved to see James Collins’ header from Stewart Downing’s corner drift wide.Adel Taarabt started for the Whites in place of the absent Dimitar Berbatov and the visitors are again without Brede Hangeland.Taarabt looked dangerous at times as Fulham threatened on the counter-attack, but Sam Allardyce’s side continued to have the upper hand and Downing brought a save from Maarten Stekelenburg with a fierce 25-yard strike.Mohamed Diame and Kevin Nolan then missed decent chances to put the Hammers in front.Fulham (4-4-1-1): Stekelenburg; Zverotic, Hughes, Amorebieta, Richardson; Duff, Sidwell, Parker, Kasami; Taarabt; Bent.Subs: Stockdale, Senderos, Ruiz, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Boateng, Dembele.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

West Ham v Chelsea: Terry plays

first_imgJohn Terry returns to the Chelsea side for the EFL Cup tie against West Ham at the London Stadium.Terry, fit again following a recent injury, is joined in the starting line-up by striker Michy Batshuayi.Blues youngsters Nathaniel Chalobah and Ola Aina have also been given a chance to impress, while Willian and Oscar return to the team.West Ham, meanwhile, include Andre Ayew among their substitutes, and Aaron Cresswell returns after serving a ban.Summer signing Ayew has been sidelined since going off with a thigh injury during the Hammers’ league defeat at Chelsea in the two clubs’ opening match of the season.West Ham: Randolph, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Lanzini, Obiang, Noble, Ogbonna, Payet, Antonio, Fernandes.Subs: Adrian, Nordtveit, Feghouli, Zaza, Collins, Ayew, Fletcher. Chelsea: Begovic; David Luiz, Terry, Cahill; Azpilicueta, Kante, Chalobah, Aina; Willian, Batshuayi, Oscar.Subs: Eduardo, Alonso, Matic, Hazard, Pedro, Costa, Solanke.Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

H-DNL football: Fortuna falls to Del Norte 29-13

first_imgLevi Cox Cooley took off on a 67-yard touchdown run on the first play of the third quarter and Del Norte didn’t look back, pulling away from visiting Fortuna for a 29-13 victory Friday night at Mike Weiland field in Crescent City.Cox Cooley’s touchdown served as a measure of redemption for the junior. In the first quarter Cox Cooley ended a 60-yard run — one which may have ended with an endzone celebration — with a fumble fortuitously scooped up by Fortuna.It was one of four total turnovers …last_img read more

14 Proven Ways to Save Money on Groceries: Part 2

first_imgBy Carol ChurchMonkeyBusiness Images/PhotospinIn Part 1 of this series, we went over some useful and time-tested ways to save on groceries. In this second installment, we’ll give you more ways—but this time, we’re focusing on savings methods involving apps and the Internet! There’s so much technology out there these days to help us save money. We hope these methods are helpful.Use budget-minded recipes. If you want to cut down on your food costs but aren’t sure where to start, following some of the many price-conscious recipe and grocery bloggers out there can be a huge step in the right direction. For instance, check out 5 Dollar Dinners, Good Cheap Eats, Budget Bytes, and others like these.Try an online grocery service. If you’re like me, you may have assumed that the online grocery ordering and delivery services now available in many areas (such as Peapod, Shipt, Fresh Direct, Instacart, Amazon Fresh, and so on) charge a premium and aren’t worth it. However, some budget shoppers recommend these services highly, saying that the ability to compare price per ounce, avoid impulse buys, watch the running total in your cart, and save on gas are well worth slightly higher prices and delivery fees. If you’re curious and have the option available, you may want to check out the possibilities. (There’s also no denying that delivery can be a lifesaver for parents, especially those who are “single-parenting” due to the military lifestyle.)Consider couponing and savings apps. In today’s brave new world, tons of apps and programs vie for our attention as well as our consumer information by offering tempting savings and rebates on various items, including groceries. Some of these apps, like Favado, offer relatively instant rebates on products, which can be redeemed for cash after you watch an ad or complete a survey related to a product you purchase. Others, like Ibotta, point you to coupons you can print out on items you tell them you’re interested in. Still others, such as Ebates, will give you cash back when you shop at selected stores with their app. While these apps have many advocates, and may well save you or make you money, so consider how they work before making the choice to use them; their goal is typically to obtain consumer information from you for marketing purposes. Like couponing, these apps also use time and might influence your spending in ways that surprise you.Menu plan. One of the biggest culprits when it comes to spending too much on groceries is food waste. And one of the biggest causes of food waste is…let’s face it…not planning a menu. It’s a lot of work all at once, but once it’s done, it’s done, and you can buy exactly what you need, maximizing your food dollar. Need some other ways to cut back on food waste? Got some ingredients at home and not sure what to do with them? There are many tips and recipes out there to help with this. For instance, soups and stocks can help you use up meats and vegetables that need to be eaten. Other “catch-all” meals that use small amounts of unclaimed food include fried rice, quiche, and savory bread puddings. Or try the Use Up Leftovers Tool at BigOven or the recipe finder at Supercook. For more on avoiding food waste and using up ingredients, check out The Kitchn’s Ultimate Guide for Using Up Every Type of Food and these Tips to Reduce Food Waste.Good luck saving money on food costs and helping others to do so.last_img read more

Madan Lal Saini’s demise: political leaders from across party lines pay tribute

first_imgPolitical leaders from across party lines paid floral tributes to BJP Rajasthan state president Madan Lal Saini at the party’s state headquarters here on Tuesday. Saini (75) died on Monday while undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi. He was diagnosed with infection in lungs and had been admitted at a private hospital in Jaipur. On Saturday, he was shifted to Delhi owing to his deteriorating health and was being treated under the Hematology Department at AIIMS. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Congress State president and deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariawas and other Congress leaders reached the BJP’s State headquarters and paid tribute to Saini. A large number of BJP leaders, including former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore, former State president of the party Ashok Parnami were among those who were also present in the party office. Accompanied by state Health Minister Raghu Sharma, Revenue Minister Harish Chaudhary and others, the chief minister reached the BJP office and laid a floral wreath on the body of Saini. “The demise is unfortunate. I spoke to him when he was shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi from Jaipur and asked officials in Delhi to look after the arrangements in AIIMS. My thoughts are with the grieved families and I pray for the peace of the departed soul,” Mr. Gehlot said. Congress’ Rajasthan president Sachin Pilot, too visited the BJP office along with Transport Minister Pratap Singh. “Opposition remains in politics, but beyond that, respecting each other is in our culture and democracy. We are with the grieved family and I, on behalf of the Congress party, pay tributes to the departed soul,” Mr. Pilot said. Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje termed Saini’s demise “very shocking for her” and a “great loss for the party and for her as well”.After tributes were paid, Saini’s family members and the party leaders left for Sikar with his body by road. His mortal remains will be consigned to flames in Sikar district on Tuesday.last_img read more