What Man City’s Champions League ban means for Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham

first_img View 3 comments What Man City’s Champions League ban means for Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘The club has formally complained to the Uefa disciplinary body, a complaint which was validated by a CAS ruling.‘Simply put, this is a case initiated by Uefa, prosecuted by Uefa and judged by Uefa.‘With this prejudicial process now over, the club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City The ban could be good news for City’s Premier League rivals (Picture: Getty)Following UEFA’s announcement, Manchester City said they were ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by the decision and would appeal.A statement from the Premier League club read: ‘The club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek out an independent body and process to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence in support of its position.‘In December 2018, the Uefa chief investigator publicly previewed the outcome and sanction he intended to be delivered to Manchester City, before any investigation had even begun.‘The subsequent flawed and consistently leaked Uefa process he oversaw has meant that there was little doubt in the result that he would deliver. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Feb 2020 7:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kSharescenter_img Man City’s Premier League rivals look set to benefit from their Champions League ban (Picture: Getty)Manchester City’s Premier League rivals look set to benefit after UEFA banned the club from the Champions League for the next two seasons.UEFA announced on Friday that City had been banned from playing in any European club competition in 2020-21 and 2021-22 over ‘serious breaches’ of financial fair play.The reigning Premier League champions will also be forced to pay £25million, although the decision is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Manchester City have confirmed they intend to appeal but, if they are unsuccessful, the Premier League’s fifth-placed team will seemingly be in line to qualify for the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile UEFA and the Premier League have not confirmed what will happen regarding England’s qualification spots, Article 4.08 of UEFA’s admission criteria for European club competitions says:‘A club which is not admitted to the competition is replaced by the next best-placed club in the top domestic championship of the same association, provided the new club fulfils the admission criteria.’That development will be seen as a substantial boost at Sheffield United, Tottenham, Everton, Manchester United, Wolves and Arsenal, who are all looking to make up ground on fourth-placed Chelsea.It is also welcome news for Frank Lampard, who will now be aware that Chelsea may still qualify for next season’s Champions League even if they slip to fifth in the English top-flight this season. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Bosch’s cross-border plan thwarted by regulatory hurdles

first_imgHowever, after several months of planning, including feasibility studies on how the German Pensionsfonds could operate cross-border, Bosch decided to put the project aside.“We wanted to create a harmonised pension provision for all affected subsidiaries in Austria, funded by the Bosch Pensionsfonds,” a spokesperson told IPE.“It has always been our aim to go cross-border. Starting the project in Austria seemed reasonable to us, not least with regard to good preconditions. Nevertheless, we had to postpone the project because of regulatory hurdles, which makes cross-border activities considerably more challenging than it should be.” BVK and Bosch accept the award for best pension fund in Germany at the IPE Awards in Dublin in December 2018.L-R: Michael Gradl, BVK; Thomas Adler, Invesco; Dirk Jargstorff, Bosch; Hans Rübel, BoschVBV is a multi-employer pension provider and the largest scheme in Austria. At the IPE Awards in Dublin in December, the scheme was presented with the award for best pension fund in Austria jointly with APK Vorsorgekasse.Bosch’s German pension plan has €3.5bn in assets. It received the IPE award for best pension fund in Germany in December, taking the prize jointly with BVK.Bosch pension director Dirk Jargstorff will reveal details of the process and the hurdles the company encountered in an article in the September issue of IPE. German engineering firm Bosch has transferred its Austrian pension plan to the €10.4bn VBV Pensionskasse after regulations stopped its initial aim of consolidating funds in Germany.At the end of 2018, Bosch decided to consolidate its existing pension plans and to implement a new defined contribution pension plan, covering approximately 2,000 employees of various subsidiaries in Austria.The company initially intended to fund pension obligations through a company-owned Pensionsfonds vehicle domiciled in Germany.last_img read more

Report: Avin International Buys HMM’s Tanker Pair

first_imgGreece-based tanker shipping company Avin International has emerged as the new owner of two MR2 tankers bought from South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), according to information provided by VesselsValue.The tankers in question are Oriental Emerald and Oriental Ruby and they were purchased in an en bloc transaction for USD 21 million.In April, World Maritime News reported that another Greek company, Benetech Shipping, reached an agreement with HMM to buy the two 50,400 dwt ships. Under the deal which was subsequently terminated, the shipping company planned to acquire Oriental Emerald for USD 12.1 million and Oriental Ruby for USD 12.3 million.“There was a deal between HMM & Benetech that fell through as it was still under negotiations,” a representative from VesselsValue told World Maritime News, confirming that the new buyer is Avin.When contacted, HMM said it cannot confirm anything related to this matter.Each featuring a length of 189 meters and a width of 32 meters, the tankers were built by South Korea’s SLS Shipbuilding in 2005.The recently acquired tankers will join Avin’s fleet of more than 30 vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Koulibaly: Why I bought an apartment in Paris

first_imgNapoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, has explained why he purchased  an apartment in Paris. Koulibaly It’s emerged Koulibaly recently splashed out on an apartment in the heart of Paris, sparking talk of a summer move to PSG. But Italian reporter Valter De Maggio insists the Senegal international buying high end property is nothing new.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Air Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19center_img He explained on Radio Radio: “Sources in Naples assured that the purchase of a house by Koulibaly has nothing to do with a transfer to PSG. “He also bought an apartment in Milan, but that does not mean that he will go to Inter or Milan. Read Also:Koulibaly: How Sarri benched me after attending son’s birth “He loves investing in real estate…” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Fire razes poultry farm in Sta. Barbara

first_imgSmoke and flames are seen billowing from poultry farm houses in Barangay Binangkilan, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo around 2 p.m. on April 23. BARANGAY BINANGKILAN VIA FACEBOOK It was not immediately clear what timethe responding firefighters were able declared a “fire out.” The farm was mostly made of lightmaterials, allowing the fast spread of fire, the investigators added. ILOILO City – Fire broke out at a poultryfarm in Barangay Binangkilan, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. According to arson investigators, thefire started razing the farm around 2 p.m. on April 23. The blaze gutted down four poultry farm houseswhich was owned by Sonny Retinio, a police report showed. As of this writing, the cause of thefire was not immediately clear. The total cost of damage, too, has yet to bedetermined./PNlast_img read more

Bulldogs Top Spartans In Tennis Action

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs defeated Connersville 5-0 in the varsity competition.SinglesNo. 1 – Lydia Olsen def. Sally Wilhoit 6-4, 6-2 No. 2 – Sarah Hoseus def. Halley Crum 6-0, 6-0 No. 3 – Ally Ritter def. Emiley Fox 6-0, 6-0DoublesNo. 1 – Brooke Bradford/Kelli Hartman def. Brittany Gabbard/Caitlyn Boggs 6-4, 6-2 No. 2 – Macy Simon/Karsen Worthington def. Olivia Holm/Shelby Brown 6-2, 6-1The junior varsity posted a 6-1 victory over the Lady Spartans.Winning singles matches for the Lady Bulldogs were Erin Longstreth, Alana Pinckley and Jenna Harmeyer. Doubles winners were Grace Heppner/Gabby Cooper, Anna Kick/Julia Hunter and Becca Reed/Maggie Schwettman.Both teams are 1-0 on the season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

Redknapp targeting happy road trip

first_img “Our home form has been excellent and that’s the key. We’ve had some real crunch games, real six pointers, beating Aston Villa, Leicester and Burnley at home,” Redknapp said. “We’re in good form at home and I couldn’t be more pleased with how we’re playing. “The key now is improving our away form, although there has been a big improvement in performances. Now we need to turn that improvement into points. “We’ve got a difficult game against one of the best teams in the Premier League in Everton. It will be tough, but we have to try and find a way to get some points.” Everton have endured a mixed campaign and sit 12th, but Redknapp refuses to read too much into their position. “It’s been one of those seasons because normally you can pick the teams who would be in the top seven at this stage,” he said. “But West Ham and Southampton have been fantastic, while Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham haven’t found the form we all thought they would. But there’s a long way to go yet.” Redknapp has denied making recent approaches for former Tottenham strikers Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe, who both play in Major League Soccer, but is interested in strengthening in January. “It’s going to be tight at the bottom and we’ll all be looking to improve our squads if we can,” he said. “If we can find a couple of players who can make bit of a difference, we’ll do that. But they have to be the right players. If we get them in, then great.” Harry Redknapp has challenged his QPR team to continue climbing away from relegation by winning their first away points of the season. The west London club stepped out of the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League last weekend with a 2-0 victory over Burnley, their third win in four matches at Loftus Road. But they have the worst away record in the competition having failed to secure even a draw in seven outings ahead of Monday night’s visit to Everton. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Health Dept: 30 Code Violations Found at WPB Restaurant where Worker Tested Positive for Hepatitis A

first_imgThe state discovered some violations weren’t corrected during the follow-up inspection the next day.As a result, Stein says The Butcher Shop could face some fines. Thirty new health code violations have been found at a West Palm Beach restaurant where a worker tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to the state health department.Health inspectors paid a visit to The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill a visit after someone filed a food-borne illness complaint, just days after a dishwasher was diagnosed with the Hep A.“I think it’s really important for people to take this outbreak seriously,” said Fred Stein, food safety expert and CEO of Safe Food Connection.Stein’s job is to make sure restaurants are up to code.“Typically, a lot is 13 and 14 violations. [30] ,that’s a lot,” he told CBS12.Some of the violations include: Approximately 20 insects flying above the beer taps at the bar.Poor temperature control of food and accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on the soda dispensing nozzles.30 new health code violations found at the West Palm Beach restaurant where a worker tested positive for #HepatitisA. Health inspectors paid The Butcher Shop a visit after someone filed a foodborne illness complaint. @CBS12 pic.twitter.com/eOH4IuExIo— Luli Ortiz (@LuliOrtizTV) May 22, 2019last_img read more

Miami Airline Mechanic Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Jetliner

first_imgAn airline mechanic pleaded guilty on Wednesday to sabotaging a jetliner with 150 people aboard at Miami International Airport, causing the pilot to abort the flight just before its scheduled takeoff.Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani entered his plea in federal court in Miami. He previously admitted to investigators that he had committed the sabotage in order to receive overtime to fix the American Airlines jet, which he later did.“I do admit the guilt,” Alani said through an Arabic interpreter.The 60-year-old man, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Iraq, has been an airline mechanic for 30 years.According to prosecutors, he has a brother in Iraq who may be involved with the Islamic State extremist group. They add that Alani made statements wishing Allah would use “divine powers” in order to harm non-Muslims.Investigators also say he had Islamic State videos on his phone that show mass murders, and that he did not tell the FBI that he traveled to Iraq last March, following his arrest.Despite the evidence, Alani was not charged with any terrorism-related crimes. He has pleaded guilty to attempted destruction of an aircraft, which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 4.Court documents reveal the sabotage involved gluing Styrofoam inside the nose of the Boeing 737, in order to disable the crew’s ability to monitor airspeed, altitude and the pitch of the plane. Authorities explain that if the flight had taken off as intended on July 17 for Nassau, Bahamas, it would have crashed.Alani’s actions on that day were caught on surveillance video, and co-workers also identified him as the suspect.Jonathan Meltz, Alani’s attorney, says his client has led a “law-abiding life” and that he did not intend to harm the aircraft or the people aboard. He adds that Alani’s sole motivation was “just trying to provide for his family like most of us try to do.”last_img read more

Ellsworth baseball falls to Brewer in Northern Maine title game

first_imgBANGOR — Playing beneath the lights at one of the state’s premier sporting facilities, the Ellsworth baseball team marked its return to the big stage.Ellsworth, the top-seeded team in Class B North, had been waiting to play in a high-stakes encounter like this on the diamond for a long time now. Although a regional title wasn’t in the cards for the Eagles on this particular night, the 2018 season was one of which players, coaches and fans can be proud.Ellsworth fell to Brewer 4-2 in the Class B North championship game Wednesday at Bangor’s Mansfield Stadium. The result was just the second loss of the year for the Eagles, who still had their winningest season since the team’s last Northern Maine title win in 1992.“It’s a tough way to end it, but this group of players has come a long way,” Ellsworth head coach Dan Curtis said. “They fought until the very end and never gave in at any point. It just didn’t go our way today.”Ellsworth’s Brad Smith bats during the sixth inning of the Class B North championship baseball game against Brewer on June 13 at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Smith was one of nine seniors on this year’s Ellsworth team. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the first inning, Conner Wagstaff struck out all three Brewer batters in the top of the first inning, and Ellsworth took a 1-0 lead in the bottom half when Jared Hamilton singled to score Brad Smith from third base. Wagstaff then struck out the side again in the second before Brewer’s Josiah Cyr sent the Eagles down in order.Yet the No. 2 Witches (14-5) recovered from Wagstaff’s dominant start in the third inning to forced Ellsworth to play from behind for the first time in the 2018 playoff. With runners on second and third, a sacrifice fly from Kobe Rogerson and a single from Cyr gave the designated visitors a 2-1 lead over the Eagles.The fourth and fifth innings yielded no runs for either team, though Ellsworth (17-2) had an opportunity in the former when it put two runners on before producing back-to-back groundouts. Brewer extended its lead to 3-1 in the sixth when Andrew Kiley tripled to score Rogerson, and it soon became a  three-run lead for the Witches when Kiley scored on a Levi Williamson sacrifice fly.The fourth and fifth innings yielded no runs for either team, though Ellsworth (17-2) had an opportunity in the former when it put two runners on before producing back-to-back groundouts. Brewer extended its lead to 3-1 in the sixth when Andrew Kiley tripled to score Rogerson, and it soon became a three-run advantage for the Witches when Kiley scored on a Levi Williamson sacrifice fly.Wagstaff finished with 11 strikeouts for Ellsworth in the loss and finished the season 7-1. Hamilton and Jack Lee had the team’s two base hits.The loss was a disappointing one for Ellsworth but did nothing to diminish the best season the Eagles have had in some time. Led by strong pitching and a good crop of seniors, the Eagles outscored opponents 163-33 this season and went undefeated in the month of May as part of a 15-game winning streak.Ellsworth players sport their medals as Wagstaff displays the regional runner-up trophy after the Eagles’ 4-2 loss to Brewer in the Class B North championship on June 13 at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“Back when these seniors were freshmen, I tasked them with being the ones who would revive this program,” Curtis said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them for how they responded to that challenge.”That revival is far from finished. The Eagles will have one of the state’s top pitching duos next year with Wagstaff and Matt Burnett returning to the mound, and junior-to-be Jackson Curtis will return at first base.Coach Curtis said he will be welcoming a “very talented” group of incoming freshmen as well next season, and with the buzz one of the Eagles’ best seasons in recent memory has generated, the program’s ascent should only continue.“When you look out at the crowd here with all the parents, the kids and even just other fans who came out to support us, that means more than winning or losing a baseball game,” Curtis said. “People are excited about Ellsworth baseball again, and that’s all because of these boys.” Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more