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Saudis suspend World Cup referee over bribery

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Mirdasi was chosen to referee Saudi Arabia’s Kings Cup final between top clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Ittihad on Saturday but was pulled from the roster just a few hours before the game. In a statement, the disciplinary and ethics committee said Mirdasi had approached the president of Al-Ittihad asking him for a bribe to enable his team to win.“The Ittihad president Hamad Al-Sanayeh called the Saudi Football Federation to state there was evidence that Fahad Al-Mirdasi had reached out via text messages on WhatsApp. He asked for an illegal sum of money in exchange for helping his team win the game,” it said. The case was referred to the Saudi Football Federation, then the General Authority for Sport — the highest sports authority in the kingdom — triggering an administrative investigation. Mirdasi confessed to the charges, according to the statement, and it was decided “to deprive him from participating in any football activity for life”. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Overjoyed Sharapova shares court with ‘GOAT’ Nadal China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The committee recommended that Saudi Arabia officially request FIFA to remove Mirdasi from the list of referees participating in the 2018 World Cup and suspend him for life. “Our integrity is above all considerations,” said Turki Al-Sheikh, head of the General Authority for Sport.Mirdasi was one of five Arab referees chosen by FIFA to officiate at the 2018 World Cup. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE – In this file photo taken on October 18, 2016 Saudi referee Fahad al-Mirdasi gestures during the Asian Champions League football return match between Qatar’s El-Jaish and UAE’s Al-Ain at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha. The Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFARThe Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Mirdasi was suspended after admitting offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome of a match, the federation’s disciplinary and ethics committee said late Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The 32-year-old is one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent referees, having earned a FIFA badge in 2011 and officiating at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and the Confederations Cup in Russia in 2017. In a statement to AFP, FIFA said it was looking at the case and seeking more information.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“FIFA notes the information that referee Fahad Al Mirdasi has allegedly been banned for life from all football-related activities by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF),” it said.“FIFA has requested more information from the SAFF before making any further comments.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

UPDATE: Camp Street Prison Break

first_imgThe Guyana Fire Service has confirmed that no burnt bodies were recovered from what remains of the Camp Street Prison following the devastating fire which erupted on Sunday.Up to this morning, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson was touring the now gutted facilities.However the penitentiary remains cordoned off while the prisoners were relocated to the Lusignan, Timehri and Mazaruni prisons. Three escapees are reportedly still on the run.last_img

BREAKING: Prisoner escapes from New Amsterdam Prison

first_imgA prisoner has escaped the New Amsterdam prison.Reports are that the inmate was working on a farm next to the facility when he jumped the fence and entered a prison officer’s house.The prisoner allegedly stole some money and clothes, and then made his good escape.Police are presently at the scene.More details in the Wednesday, September 11, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Mourinho regrets bust-ups with Wenger

first_imgFamously, Mourinho called Wenger a “voyeur” and a “specialist in failure” while, in the early days of their feud, in 2005, Wenger responded by calling Mourinho “stupid” and “disconnected with reality”.As recently as October 2014, the two managers were involved in an ugly touchline row that saw them almost come to physical blows in a game between Arsenal and Chelsea — an example of the sort of behaviour Mourinho now says he regrets.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shakes hands with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (2nd L) after Aresnal win the game 2-0“Regrets? Little negative episodes, yes I do and probably he also does,” Mourinho told the press at United’s training base.“There are little things where it would obviously have been better without them, some gestures, some words would be better without it. I feel better now without it, no doubt about it.“But again when I arrived in England 2004, Arsenal was the champion and it was the famous champions of the Invincibles. And I arrived and for the next couple of years was with them — Bergkamp, Thierry, Campbell, amazing teams. So again thank you very much for that, they pushed us to the limits.”Mourinho said he hoped United fans, who have not always treated Wenger with respect, would give him a good send-off on Sunday.“I always feel the biggest rivals are our biggest friends because they’re the ones that pushed us to the limit,” said the United manager.– Arsenal v Man Utd rivalry –Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was sent off in the 74th minute of United’s 3-1 win at Arsenal for a crude challenge on Hector Bellerin“And I think Manchester United fans know that until 2004, for about a decade, it was between Manchester United and Arsenal. It was between Sir Alex (Ferguson) and Mr Wenger.“And I think that these great teams Arsenal had and the fight shoulder to shoulder with Manchester United made Manchester United better and better. I hope he has a good reaction — if not good, not bad at all, and from us, as a club, he is going to feel the respect we have.”Mourinho could not let the occasion pass without a small dig at his old rival, when he claimed that if United were in the Europa League this season, they would have won the competition.After Arsenal threw away a lead to draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg at the Emirates, Mourinho’s point was clear.Sparks often fly when Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho (L) and rsenal manager Arsene Wenger are obliged to share a touchline“Last season we won the Europa League and if we played Europa League this year we’d win it too,” he said.Mourinho, looking to consolidate second place in the Premier League, also stressed that goalkeeper David de Gea is not leaving United.The 27-year-old Spain international, who is approaching the last year of his contract, has regularly been linked with Real Madrid.When asked about a potential summer departure for De Gea, Mourinho responded: “No chance.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho (R) and Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger (L) are kept apart by the fourth official Jonathan Moss during the English Premier League match, Photo/FILEMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 27 – Jose Mourinho admitted Friday that he regrets some of his behaviour towards Arsene Wenger over their years of rivalry in the Premier League ahead of the Frenchman’s last visit to Old Trafford as Arsenal boss.The two managers have enjoyed a spiky relationship since the Portuguese arrived as manager of Chelsea in 2004 and deposed Arsenal’s “Invincibles” as champions.last_img read more

Barcelona join Chelsea and Manchester City in chase for Atletico Madrid starlet

first_imgBarcelona are the latest club credited with an interest in signing Jose Gimenez.The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising defenders in world football since joining Atletico Madrid from Danubio in his native Uruguay in 2013.He has already racked up 47 La Liga appearances for Atletico, and has attracted the interest of both Chelsea and Manchester City.Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid – who were linked with a staggering £51m bid – are also keeping close tabs on his situation.And now Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo has revealed that yet another European heavyweight – Barca – are ready to show their hand and could lodge a formal bid this summer.Gimenez still has two years left on his current contract and Atletico, who paid just £750,000 to land him, will only let him leave should they receive a mega-money offer. Jose Gimenez [right] in action for Atletico Madrid 1last_img read more


first_imgGAA Bingo – Its Christmas and from this Thursday 1st December there will the usual Christamas side prizes so come along and enjoy the Christmas craic every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone WelcomeMatch & Win for 1/12/2011 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,580.00 numbers drawn were 6,9,12,15 the €15 consolation prizes went to Kathleen Houten Chapel Glen,Cassie McColgan Glengad,Ann Devlin Annagh,Mickey Grant Magheramore, Jim McDermott Gortfad.Under 8,s Presentation Night will be held in St Marys Hall Clonmany on Saturday 10th December from 4.30pm til 5.30pm any questions contact Susan 0863945954. Urris GAA (Underage) Christmas Draw tickets now on sale 1st Prize €100 Hamper 2nd Meal for two 3rd Bottle Whiskey 4th Box Chocolates 5th 2 Bottles wine. €2.00 a ticket Book of 6 €10 see club members for tickets draw will take place in St Marys Hall on 22nd December.Duck Race – Our Annual St Stephens Day Duck Race will be taking place the Ducks are now on sale further details in next weeks notes.Foundation Coaching Course:- The Inishowen Board are looking for names of people interested in doing a Foundation coaching course in the early part of 2012.The course is usually run over two sessions which includes one evening and a full day session. Child protection is also included as part of the course and is a prerequisite to qualify overall.Any one intending to help with coaching teams for the club in 2012 should have this minimum level of proficiency.Anyone interested in doing the course should contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537 as soon as possible.Urris Presentation Nights -Congratulations to all the award winners at the recent Senior and Underage presentations nights. Thanks to everyone who attended and to anyone who helped out in anyway on either night. Thanks to John Diver and John Cook for all the photos, which can be viewed on the club web site www.urris.gaa.ie. Colaisti Inis Eoghain Awards Well done to Aaron Friel on being selected Colaisti Inis Eoghain Player of the Year for 2011. Aaron was one of four Urris players who were part of the Rannafast Cup squad this year. The team took another great step forward when making it through to the knockout phase of the competition this year.Club Merchandise – The final orders for Christmas must be placed before Tuesday 6th December and the New Club Jersey and hat are now available in Centra, the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter a great Christmas stocking filler contact Alan on 0879029672.New Club Website is up and running at www.urris.gaa.ie so check it out for all the clubs up to date news.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: December 5th, 2011 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

Sorry Paul Miller, Quitting The Internet Was A Dumb Idea

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos dan rowinskicenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Internet#Pause Paul Miller, a technology writer for The Verge, performed a curious experiment over the last year: He quit the Internet. Miller replaced his smartphone with a feature phone. He got his news through TV and newspapers. He embarked on what he thought would be a liberating journey to find himself and a life not dominated by the immediacy of information and communication.What he ultimately found was himself. Warts and all.Noble But NaïveMiller’s experiment, while noble, reeks of naïveté. People like to think they can change the way they are by changing their circumstances. Oftentimes somebody will move to a new city and say, “I am going to be a whole different person now.” It rarely works that way. Real behavioral, emotional and characteristic change is not something that happens overnight.At first, Miller’s experiment started well. He biked more, got outside and found that his attention span was longer. Life without the Internet, he found, was oddly liberating. For a little while, at least. Miller writes:A year in, I don’t ride my bike so much. My frisbee gathers dust. Most weeks I don’t go out with people even once. My favorite place is the couch. I prop my feet up on the coffee table, play a video game, and listen to an audiobook. I pick a mindless game, like Borderlands 2 or Skate 3, and absently thumb the sticks through the game-world while my mind rests on the audiobook, or maybe just on nothing.The Law Of Unintended RealityIt is undoubtedly true that the Internet is changing the intricacies of human behavior. This effect is especially pronounced among younger individuals who have known only a life with the Internet ever-available just a swipe or keystroke away.Yet, ultimately, Internet or no, Miller’s own behavioral traits asserted themselves. When I first read of Miller’s yearlong trial, my first thought was to applaud. I respected the project for its experimental and journalistic merits. I have seen other young people that have become disillusioned with the Internet and the life they lead on it and attempted to escape. Former ReadWrite author Jon Mitchell might describe himself that way. But as I thought about it a little more, Miller’s decision to leave the Internet struck me as, to be honest, kind of dumb. I wish there was a nicer word for it. But, instead of trying to cope with his perceived personal deficiencies, he fled from them.  It seems Miller had decided that his sense of self and worth was defined by the Web, so he tried to change things overnight. In the end, he just changed his location.Miller admits to going through the modern psycho-sociological phenomenon known as a “quarter-life crisis.” This period of a person’s life, usually occurring between the ages of 24 to 26, is defined by a lack of definition. The behaviors, world concepts and sense of self built up since the teenage years come in doubt. These 20-somethings face the task of figuring out, yet again, who they really are. Sometimes they key on the notion that what had defined them before is the source of their problems and the best way to fix things is to completely disassociate with their previous life. For Miller, that definition of self stemmed from the Internet. He has lived on the Web since he was 12, earning his livelihood on it since he was 14. I totally get what was going on. My own story is not so different from Miller’s. I started cooking professionally when I was 14. By the time I was in my early 20s, I was a trained chef. By 25, I would’ve given anything to get out of the kitchen and be a different person. Though my experience was not tied to the Web, the framework was similar. While I was able to successfully change careers (to the Web, ironically), I did not change the type of human being I was. Only time did that.The Unexamined LifeThere is a reason that our series on stepping back from from the Internet life is called ReadWrite Pause and not ReadWrite Quit or ReadWrite Disconnect. We realize it is healthy to step away, read a book, write something by hand or just Digital Detox for a couple of days. But we also know the difference between taking a break and giving up.The Internet is what we make of it. Luckily, I have never had a problem turning off the computer to read a long book or go on a long bike ride. I have learned to compartmentalize my digital self from my physical self. The Internet does not define me. It is a part of what I do and what makes me… me. But it is not the core of my existence. Miller, in the end, came to a similar conclusion:But then I spoke with Nathan Jurgenson, a ‘net theorist’ who helped organize the conference [on Theorizing the Web]. He pointed out that there’s a lot of “reality” in the virtual, and a lot of “virtual” in our reality. When we use a phone or a computer we’re still flesh-and-blood humans, occupying time and space.Maybe it’s just me, but that seems kind of obvious.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock.last_img read more

Autism Awareness

first_imgReferences:[1] Amendah, D., Grosse, S.D., Peacock, G., & Mandell, D.S. (2011). The Economic Costs of Autism: A Review. Autism Spectrum Disorders, 1347-1360. Retrieved March 10, 2016[2] Buescher, A.V., Cidav, Z., Knapp, M., & Mandell, D.S. (2014). Costs of Austism Spectrum Disorders in the United Kingdom and the United States. JAMA Pediatrics JAMA Pediatr, 168(8), 721.[3] Davis, J.M., & Finke, E.H, (2015). The Experience of Military Families with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders During Relocation and Separation. J Autism Dev Disord Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(7), 2019-2034.[4] Hallmayer, J. (2011). Genetic Heritability and Shared Environmental Factors Among Twin Pairs With Autism. Arch Gen Psychiatry Archives of General Psychiatry, 86(11), 1095.[5] Is it Autism? What Should I Do? (n.d.). Retrieved March 15, 2016, from http://autism.about.com/od/whatisautism/u/symptomsdiagnosis.htm[6] Ozonoff, s., Young, G.S., Carter, A., Messinger, D., Yirmiya, N., Zwaigenbaum,L., Stone, W.L. (2011). Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study. Pediatrics. Retrieved March 10, 2016[7] Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010. (2014). Retrieved March 15, 2016, from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6302a1.htm?s_cid=ss6302a1_w[8] Ronald, A., Happe, F., Bolton, P., Butcher, L.M., Price, T.S., Wheelwright, S., Plomin, R. (2006). Genetic Heterogeneity Between the Three Components of the Autism Spectrum: A twin Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 45(6), 691-699. Retrieved March 10, 2016.[9] Rosenburg, R. E., Law, J. K., Yenokyan, G., Mcgready, J., Kaufmann, W.E., & Law, P. A. (2009). Characteristics and Concordance of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among 277 Twin Pairs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 163(10) 907.[10] Shimabuluro, T.T., Grosse, S.D., & Rice, C. (2007). Medical Expenditures for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Privately Insured Population. J Autism Dev Disord Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), 546-552.[11] Sumi, S., Taniai, H., Miyachi, T., & Tanemura, M. (2006). Sibling risk of pervasive developmental disorder estimated by means of an epidemiologic survey in Nagoya, Japan. Journal of Human Genetics J Hum Genet, 51(6), 518-522.[12] Taniai, H., Nishiyami, T., Miyachi, T., Imaeda, M., & Sumi, S. (2008). Genetic influences on the broad spectrum of autism: Study of proband-ascertained twins. Am. J. Med. Genet. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 147B(6), 844-849.[13] Top 10 Easy Autism Facts to Share with Friends and Family, (n.d.). Retrieved March 15, 2016, from http://autism.about.com/od/whatisautism/tp/topfacts.htmThis MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on April 1, 2016 Did you know that the month of April is set-aside as ‘Autism Awareness Month?’ In today’s blog we highlight Autism Spectrum Disorder, its potential effects on military families and resources for military helping professionals. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is mostly commonly known and referred to as Autism. Individuals with ASD may display either high-/or low-functioning Autism. There are several distinct diagnoses and symptoms for ASD as it relates to social communication skills, fine and gross motor skills, unusual responses to sensory input and intellectual skills.7 Causes of Autism You may find that ASD occurs more often in people who have certain genetic or chromosomal conditions.13 If you are working with a parent who has a child with ASD, there is a 2-18 percent chance their second child may also be affected.6,11  Studies show that among identical twins, if one child has ASD, then the other will be affected 36-95 percent of the time. However, if the twins are fraternal the chance of the other child having ASD reduces to 0-31 percent.4,8-9,12 Autism in the U.S.Autism affects many Americans across the country. In fact you, yourself may know of individuals with ASD. Let’s take a quick glance at ASD in the U.S.ASD’s prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births (CDC, 2014).ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups (CDC, 2014)More than 3.5 million Americans live with ASD.2ASD is almost 5 times more common among males (1 in 42) than among females (1 in 168) (CDC, 2014). Cost of AutismASD can be costly for families, accounting for approximately $236-262 billion annually.2 On average, medical expenditures for children and adolescents with ASD were 4-6 times greater than for those without ASD.10 In addition, rigorous behavioral interventions for children with ASD cost $40,000 to $60,000 per child per year.1 Autism and Military FamiliesFor military families, dealing with the stress of relocation, deployment and the culture itself can put an added amount of stress on families, compared to civilians. However when the military family has a child with special needs, more specifically a child with Autism, stress can be even greater for the family. There are many issues that these families are faced with when their child has ASD, such as:Emotional distress when a parent or family member is deployed.3Availability of services when relocating to a new installation.3Schools not having the services to meet the needs of ASD children, which may lead to possibly filing for mediation and due process if the caregiver feels the school is not meeting the Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) law.3 Resources to Support Families with AutismTo learn more on how you can help support your military families and caregivers on ASD check out the resources below.Autism SpeaksNational Autism CenterAutism NowTRICARE® Active Duty Special NeedsCenter for Autism and Related DisordersAutism Societylast_img read more

Awaken Your Independent Spirit With Our Latest Music Collection

first_imgWant to feature some authentic indie beats on your next soundtrack? We’ve been working alongside some of the boldest artists in the business to create a new collection of free-spirited tracks.  When it comes to music in film and video, we’re big believers in the power of indie. As a genre, it stands out from the crowd for being innovative and authentic. It’s a type of music that embodies a non-mainstream approach; a perfect match for trailblazing independent filmmakers looking to give their work a distinct, creative edge.For our latest collection, we joined forces with some seriously talented independent artists. As a result, The Independent Collection features a huge range of killer tracks that cover the whole spectrum — from raw and brooding to upbeat electro-pop goodness.For starters, check out Like Gold. Written by LA-based Wolves, the song’s vocals, synth textures and catchy pop groove will add a breezy confidence to any project.Or there’s Nature’s Way by Kensington Studios. Gentle vocals and a soothing acoustic guitar combine to make a nostalgic soundscape — ideal for scenes that need to convey subtle, contemplative emotions.And that’s just scratching the surface. So sit back, listen and just imagine how these songs can lend an authentically indie sound to your next creative project.last_img read more