Cardiff to appeal FIFA ruling over Emiliano Sala transfer payment

first_imgNantes said they were pleased with FIFA’s decision.“Cardiff must honour their commitments and the rule of the laws of sport,” the club’s lawyers wrote in a text message sent to AFP.Nantes had previously appealed in February over Cardiff’s failure to pay the 17 million euros they said was owed because Sala had already signed for the Welsh side.The light aircraft Sala was travelling on came down in the English Channel during a night-time flight.His body was recovered, but that of the pilot, David Ibbotson, has never been found.A report by Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch in August said that Sala and the pilot were likely exposed to “potentially fatal” levels of carbon monoxide on the plane.In the aftermath of the tragedy, Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League after just one season back in the top flight.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Emiliano SalaLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Cardiff said on Wednesday they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against FIFA’s decision to make them pay Nantes the first instalment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala.The world governing body this week ordered Cardiff to pay French club Nantes an initial six million euros ($6.5 million) in their dispute over the payment of the transfer fee for Sala.The amount corresponds to the first instalment of the 17 million-euro fee Cardiff had agreed to pay Nantes before the Argentine, 28, died in a plane crash in January while travelling to join his new club.The Championship club, who argue that Sala’s revised contract was not signed and that his playing registration was not complete, said they were “extremely disappointed” by the FIFA Players’ Status Committee’s decision.“It would appear the committee has reached its conclusion on a narrow aspect of the overall dispute, without considering the full documentation presented by Cardiff City to FIFA,” the statement said.“Nevertheless there remains clear evidence that the transfer agreement was never completed in accordance with multiple contractual requirements which were requested by Nantes, thereby rendering it null and void.“We shall be appealing to CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) in order to seek a decision which considers all of the relevant contractual information and provides clarity on the full legal situation between our two clubs.”In a statement on Monday, FIFA said it had “never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation during its deliberations on the dispute at stake.”last_img read more

Tough start to hoop season for LVR Bombers at South Okanagan Tournament

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers ran into some tough competition on opening weekend of the BC High School Basketball season in Oliver.The Bombers finished the South Okanagan Hornets tournament outlasting Fulton Maroons of Vernon 66-35 Saturday.”We finished to claim seventh (spot) at the tough — there were four ranked 2A schools —  8-team tournament,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.It looked like LVR would be just fine after leading the host Hornets 48-38 30 minutes into the contest.But the Bombers shooting went cold, allowing the Hornets to out score LVR 27-7 in the final period to grab a 63-55 victory.”SOSS scored 30 of their 63 from beyond the three-point line in the game,” Phelan said. “At the end of the game we rallied but the crowd was extremely loud which definitely got into our heads and prevented us from converting at the freethrow line where we shot 4 for 11.”Player of the game for LVR, Josh Matosevic, led the Bombers with 18 points. Vinnie Watson had 14 points while Jake Anderson had nine and Kai Shave seven. LVR then dropped a tough 74-64 Overtime decision to the Kelowna Owls B Team.LVR held the lead throughout much of the game until KSS hit a three-pointer out of a timeout to tie late in the fourth quarter, then another three-pointer to put them up with under two minutes to play in regulation.Bombers rallied with a field goal and a freethrow to tie and force overtime. LVR ran out of gas in OT after Matosevic fouled out of the game leaving them with only seven players, and KSS outscored them 19-12 in the extra frame.Player of the game for LVR was Kai Shave. LVR then dropped its third game of the tournament, 77-53 to third-ranked 2A Collingwood of West Vancouver.The Cavaliers led from start to finishing, building a 26-6 first quarter lead before rolling to the win. Player of the game for LVR was Vinnie Watson. “Third game in less than 24 hrs and only eight players against a discipline Collingwood Cavs team spelled trouble,” Phelan explained.”Josh Matosevic sat with an injury much of the game and we struggled to score against the 1-3-1 zone defense.”Watson led the Bombers in scoring with 27 points, 16 coming in the third quarter.Robby Dixon added 19 points.last_img read more

Takeaways: Two third-inning mistakes lead to A’s demise vs. Red Sox

first_imgThe road was seemingly a very friendly place for the A’s in 2018 as they rattled off 47 wins, third most in the American League, away from their home grounds.The start of 2019 has been vastly different, going 4-9 on the road to date, including five straight losses.In the second of four straight nine-day road trips, they will need to find the cure for those homesick blues quickly as they approach May.Following Monday night’s 9-4 loss at Fenway Park, there were a few moments that pinpointed …last_img

Updated John Deere T670 Combine offers improved capacity, uptime

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For model year 2017, John Deere T670 model walker combines will have significant enhancements to boost productivity, threshing capacity, and straw quality for baling while making service and maintenance much easier and less time consuming. These are all benefits that U.S. and Canadian small grain producers will appreciate when it comes to harvesting during often tight windows and tough conditions.According to Terry DeMay, senior marketing representative for John Deere Harvester Works, the newly updated T670 Combine will lead the industry with several new features, helping to make it the most productive walker combine available.“The new model year T670 combine has one of the largest active separation areas and largest cleaning shoe of any walker combine on the market today,” says DeMay. “We’ve increased productivity by 15 percent in wheat and increased unloading rates by 50 percent. We’ve also made it easier to switch between small grains and canola, and improved the service points to allow producers to spend more time harvesting and less time waiting.”For customers harvesting both canola and small grains, the new T670 has a new swing-in Booster Bar that makes switching between crops easier and faster – often in less than 5 minutes – and easier to adjust as crop conditions change.In addition, John Deere has increased the size of the overshot beater, concaves, separator drum and grate, and walker area as part of its updated T-concept solution. These are all designed to improve threshing speed, throughput, and straw and grain quality during harvest while making it easy to change over to other crops and optimize harvesting performance.Greater throughput and capacity means operators need more speed to unload. As a result, the T670 with its Xtra Fast System can offload grain at 3.3 bushels per second.The new T670 Combine has optimal maintenance intervals with easier access to those service areas and fewer filters to check and replace. To make servicing and cleanout more convenient, the new T-series comes with an optional factory-installed 16-gallon air compressor with 33-foot hose and three quick-coupler points to access different areas of the machine.Like its predecessor, the new model T670 has a spacious, comfortable and quiet Premium Cab, and transmission options.“Compared to the previous model T670 combine, this new model offers significant improvements that customers will quickly see and appreciate,” DeMay says. “When added up, these enhancements help producers harvest more acres per day and spend more time being productive.”The newly redesigned T670 Combine from John Deere is available for model year 2017.  To learn more about this industry-leading walker combine for the producer that wants more productivity and consistent, high-quality straw, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/ag.last_img read more

19 days agoJames delighted playing with ex-U9 pal Mount at Chelsea

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say James delighted playing with ex-U9 pal Mount at Chelseaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReece James is delighted playing with Mason Mount at Chelsea.Growing up the year group below Mount, the two would often train and play together, a bond that has remained from Under-9s to the Champions League.”I’ve known Mason since he was nine years old so it’s great to be playing with him now in a Champions League game,” James told chelsea.com.”It’s a dream come true. When I was nine or 10, he was in the year above but when we played at tournaments, we were in the same [year-born] age group so we’d play together then. We were good friends and we still are now.”It’s fantastic to see the young players coming through together and it just reflects on how good the Academy actually is. Frank helps us a lot, he wants as many young players as possible to play and he’s there to give you opportunities if he feels you deserve it.” last_img read more

Talks to manage offshore Arctic drilling may signal end of ban NWT

first_imgYELLOWKNIFE – The federal government is opening talks with northerners on managing offshore energy exploration in the Canadian Arctic, a move some hope signals a coming relaxation of the current ban on potential development.“I would hope that’s the case,” said Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod.“We’ll see as we negotiate. I certainly am feeling very optimistic.”Northern Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc and Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced Thursday that Ottawa will negotiate a Beaufort Sea oil and gas co-management and revenue-sharing agreement with the governments of the Northwest Territories and Yukon, as well as the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.In 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an indefinite moratorium on all offshore energy exploration in Canada’s Arctic, subject to a review every five years. He made the announcement in conjunction with then-U.S. president Barack Obama, who brought in similar measures.Since then, President Donald Trump has announced plans to open the American Arctic to drilling.Leblanc, who recently toured the northern capitals, emphasized the importance of resources to the territorial economies.“Our partners were very clear,” he said in a release.“They want to be involved in the management of Arctic offshore oil and gas resources, and they want to see economic prosperity and jobs that will benefit Indigenous peoples and all Northerners in the future without affecting the health of their environment.”Sohi said in a release that the government has been working with both the territories and the energy industry.“We heard loud and clear that the protection of the Arctic environment and the sustainable, inclusive development of the region for the benefit of Northern residents and all Canadians are critical to growing Canada’s economy.”McLeod said much will depend on the five-year review, due in 2021.“Unless we deal with the five-year review things don’t change that much. We’re hoping that after five years, they’ll get rid of (the moratorium).”He said his government will work toward an agreement similar to one reached by the Maritime provinces for their offshore.“The GNWT has been waiting for today’s announcement for some time and I appreciate that Minister LeBlanc has been able to make tangible progress,” he said in a release.Leblanc and Sohi also promised to involve northerners in a research program that takes into account marine and climate change science.After a flurry of interest in the early 2010s, interest in the Beaufort offshore died down. Imperial Oil, which still holds large exploration leases in those waters, cancelled its drilling program in 2015.As part of Thursday’s announcement, the government also said it would preserve existing offshore exploration rights for energy companies and refund remaining deposits related to those licences.There are 63 exploration and discovery licences in the Beaufort Sea. The financial consequences of that promise weren’t immediately clear.— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow him on Twitter at @row1960last_img read more

Eager to contribute to progress of Indian football

first_imgNew Delhi: Newly appointed All India Football Federation technical director Isac Doru on Monday said he is looking forward to contribute to the progress of Indian football. The Romanian was selected from a list of over 60 candidates who had applied for the post which was advertised earlier this year. The 56-year-old comes with a rich experience of almost 29 years in international football across many countries namely France, Japan, USA, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Qatar amongst others. He was last employed as the Sporting Director of three-time J-league Champions Yokohama Marinos FC. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”I need to thank All India Football Federation for the opportunity. I’m eager to make a positive contribution to the progress of football in India, and to work with everyone from the AIFF family,” Doru said. “I am looking forward to starting employment immediately after obtaining the travelling visa to India,” he added. AIFF president Praful Patel also extended his best wishes to Doru. “It’s nice to have Doru on board. His vast experience will come in handy for Indian Football. I expect him to guide us to the next level,” Patel said in a statement. The post of technical director remained vacant since Australian Scott O’Donnell decided to quit in 2017. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersAIFF general secretary Kushal Das said the biggest challenge is to “sustain the momentum” gained by Indian football recently. “Indian football has been experiencing a significant transition in recent years. I look up to Mr. Doru to work on, and improve on the roadmap already laid down for the youth teams, and at the same time make value addition to our coach education programme, grassroots, women’s football, and men’s football too,” Das said.last_img read more

Football Binjimen Victor takes his turn in the spotlight

Ohio State junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against Penn State on Sept. 29. Ohio State won 27-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorWith a 26-14 deficit to overcome with eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the Ohio State wide receivers knew they had a job to do. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins had trouble getting the ball downfield against the Penn State secondary, completing 15 of 29 pass attempts for 132 yards with a touchdown and an interception through the first three quarters of the game. With a veteran group, the receivers did what their goal has been with the first-time quarterback all season: to have his back. With a 12-point deficit and no momentum, it was not a matter of when it would happen. As a group, they said they knew it would happen. It was a matter of who. That’s when Binjimen Victor came into the picture. Haskins trotted onto the field for the second drive of the second quarter, quickly recorded completions to two wide receivers, senior C.J. Saunders and junior Austin Mack. After an incompletion to Mack, Haskins saw something in the Penn State defense he had been preparing for. “I look back and if we got a certain pressure, which we did get that pressure, we were going to change the play and I look back and Coach [Ryan] Day said ‘Run it,’” Haskins said. “I see it coming and I don’t know what to do, so I snap the ball, I see it coming, I pulled up and I see Ben and I was like, ‘I have to make a play.’” Victor said he was running through the middle on a dig route and was not even the primary receiver on the play. The junior receiver had to look back to him to see if a play could be made. However, as the ball came to him, Victor felt as though his time had come. “I just had to make a play for my team,” Victor said. “I just felt I had to put it on my back.” Victor caught the overthrown ball in the air with a defender draped on his leg, trying to bring him down, The receiver shook him off and, according to Victor, all he saw was green grass, and took off. However, it wasn’t all green grass for Victor. With defenders coming after him in the open field, redshirt senior wide receivers Johnnie Dixon and Parris Campbell each picked a man and kept him away from their teammate. For Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, the combination of the catch and the block brought life back into the Ohio State sideline. “It gave the whole sideline hope,” Meyer said. “Defense gets the ball back to the offense, even though it’s way down deep in there and then one of the great drives in Ohio State history.”Victor scored on the 47-yard play, bringing Ohio State within one score halfway through the fourth quarter.The Buckeyes would eventually beat the No. 9 Nittany Lions 27-26, with Victor’s play standing out as the key moment in the comeback. Meyer said it was nothing new. The head coach called Victor a very good practice player, saying the junior has never really lived up to his potential, never really had his turn in the spotlight. For Haskins, these are the kinds of catches he and Victor practice on a daily basis. “He’s a freaky athlete,” Haskins said. “Every Sunday, we work on 2-minute drills and situations like that. He makes those catches every day, so this is the time to do it in the game and it really came up big.” Victor knew someone had to make a play. It came with many parts, but instead of him making the blocks, leading the way for another receiver’s highlight, it was his chance. “You know, when I got a chance, you only get a couple,” Victor said. “You just have to make it pay.” For Meyer, that play is not only game-altering, keeping Ohio State on the path it was initially scheduled to be on. He thinks Victor’s catch could be career changing. “That’s the biggest play of anybody’s career, that one,” Meyer said. read more

Del Bosque backs Lopetegui to succeed at Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has backed his successor Julen Lopetegui to be a success at Real Madrid following his appointment as the new head coachThe European champions stunned the football world on Tuesday evening by announcing that they had appointed Lopetegu as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement for next season on a three-year deal.The 51-year-old will continue with his duties as the head coach of Spain for the World Cup and will officially begin his new role at the Santiago Bernabeu afterwards.And Del Bosque, who himself used to be in charge of Real, is confident that his compatriot will be up to the task of leading the Spanish giants.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I am convinced that Lopetegui will do the same role, it will not affect him,” he told Onda Cero, via Goal.Del Bosque, who led Spain to the European and World championships in his time in charge of the national side, is pleased that Real have chosen a Spaniard as their new manager.He added: “I always lean towards the Spanish coaches. I think Lopetegui is ready to train Real Madrid.”Lopetegui will begin his final games in charge for Spain this week with the side set to face their Iberian neighbours Portugal on Friday in their Group B opener.last_img read more

Dyche explains VAR controversy after Cup win

first_imgSean Dyche believes the VAR decision process needs to improve after Burnley’s penalty decision was overturned in their FA Cup third round victory over Barnsley.Matej Vydra’s penalty decision was the main talking point of the game after Simon Hooper’s decision was overturned after a long delay as VAR official Lee Mason ruled that the striker was offside.And Dyche felt the delay was too long, although he acknowledged the decision reached was the correct one.“I am a big fan of the concept of VAR but I did say last year I know it will take time to iron it out,” said the Clarets chief via Lancashire Telegraph.“It was 80-90 seconds and me and my staff looked at it and decided in four seconds it was offside.“That side of it can be delivered quicker.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“If there are some really awkward ones, the referee should hold the ball and take it outside the box, clearly making a statement to everyone, who we know.“It’s definitely a penalty, in that it’s a foul, but we don’t know he’s actually looking at the offside until afterwards, but I am a big fan of it (VAR).“They will iron out problems and speed up the process. The technology is there and it should be used.“Hopefully it will be used for a lot more things.“It’s the first time we’ve had it, I was only frustrated for that little bit. It is offside. It is factually right. My frustration is about the timing. It brought a strangeness to the stadium and everyone was a bit confused.”last_img read more