14 May

LaLiga says that the FEF is not competent in its Europlan

first_imgIn addition to this, and in relation to the National Cup (Copa del Rey in Spain), depending on the different cases, the Europa League Regulation of the current cycle (Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2018-21 Cycle) includes, in its Article 3, the different options and cases by which it grants the right to participate in the European competition (Europa League) to the next classified in the league competition (in this case the 7th classified) in the case that the Cup champion has already was classified to the Group Stage of one of the two European competitions for his sporting merit in the final league standings.For all these reasons, the incompetence of the Delegated Commission of the RFEF to adopt any type of agreement on the matter is evident, much less unilaterally and regardless of the organizer of the competition that entitles international participation, affecting the competitiveness and integrity of the LaLiga Santander competition itself in this case.That said, and in line with the proposals-drafts of competition calendars worked by UEFA itself with the European Leagues, it is appropriate to make the following considerations in relation to the qualifying positions that may be eligible to participate in the Europa League:to. The start of the Champions League and Europa League Group Stage is scheduled for October 20, 2020.b. The Preliminary Stage for qualifying for the Group Stage to which a Spanish club has the right to access (6th place in LaLiga Santander or 7th place in the event that the Cup Champion obtained their right to participate in the European Competition for LaLiga qualification of the 1st to 6th place) and according to the UEFA Regulation Access Lists (also published by the RFEF by UEFA regulations in its Circular 31) would start on August 13 (Q2).c. For all this, There is a lot of time left to play the Cup Final to find out who should be the club that should participate in the UEFA Europa League preview of Q2 on August 13, in the event that the Cup champion was already classified for the Champions or Europa League due to his league classification and, in this way, it had to be the 7th classified (as it has been in previous seasons) the one who had to dispute the Phase Q2 classification. If this were the case, the club ranked 7th in LaLiga would be known from July 31 that the LaLiga Santander competition would end.In the event that the two Cup finalists have already qualified directly for the Champions League or Europa League Group Stage, the club entitled to the Q2 qualifying dispute would be known from July 31, which would end the competition. of LaLiga Santander according to the schedules scheduled with UEFA.For these reasons, I would like to reiterate that this item 5 of the Agenda cannot be debated or agreed in any sense because it is already defined and agreed by the competent body of UEFA and, also add that, any type of decision at the national level, if necessary, should be agreed with LaLiga given that it clearly and directly affects the competition in terms of its competitiveness and its integrity. LaLiga considers that the RFEF has invaded its powers when approving in its Executive Committee the classification criteria for the next European competitions in case the Spanish League does not finish. For the organization that groups the clubs, the Federation you cannot establish a qualifying order for UEFA purposes without it and also considers that the regulations of the highest continental body are being skipped when trying to make the runner-up of the Cup qualify for the Europa League because this assumption does not figure in the European regulations.LaLiga also considers that Rubiales has invaded its powers by proposing the suspension of national competitions in football not teachersional.European competitionsRegarding the classification criteria for European competitions, the letter from the LaLiga lawyers says verbatim:“With regard to this 5th item on the agenda, we would like to state that the dispute of international club competitions organized by UEFA, linked to the sports merit obtained, on the one hand, by the competition organized by the National League of Professional Football (such as the First national football division, or Liga Santander), and on the other by the Copa del Rey Competition (the champion holds the right of access to the European competition), it is a right that derives from the final qualifying consequences of said competitions, from which said sporting merit begins. Being the LaLiga Santander Competition, as we have already indicated regarding the proposal for Item No. 4 on the Agenda, organized by the National Professional Football League in coordination with the Federation, effects reserved for the final classification cannot be attributed to an intermediate or incomplete classification without having the organizer of the competition, for different reasons.First. Lack of RFEF competenceFirstly, it is not the responsibility of the RFEF, and therefore of this Delegate Commission, to make these types of proposals that could directly affect the competitiveness and integrity of professional competition. Any decision that affects the professional competition must be decided by LaLiga or, where appropriate, by it in coordination with the RFEF.Second. CriteriaSecondly, it should also be remembered that the criteria on access rights to European competitions are the responsibility of UEFA, through the agreements of the respective Committees, among which is the representation of the European professional Leaguess, together with other stakeholders in European football. In this sense, and for the 2018/21 Cycle, the places of access to the European Competitions are approved by the corresponding bodies of UEFA and included in their Competition Regulations for both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League (see website of UEFA). The accesses are already determined in them (with their access lists according to each member association) based on the classification of the national competition and the champion of the national Cup competition.last_img read more

12 Jan

Boys’ Provincial Baseball Results

first_imgBC’s best fastball action is happening here at Kin Park. Six teams have travelled here from around the province to vie for the top spot, and Fort St. John is in the running. The boys played earlier today starting at 11, taking on the Fleetwood Marlins. In a close game, the boys lost by just one run, dropping the first game 3-2. Fort St. John Fury pitcher Dane Pedersen threw a tight game, while the boys shook off their tournament jitters.The boys also played today at 3 o’clock against Ft. Nelson; we’re still waiting on the outcome of that game but we’ll keep you posted over the tourney.There are games going on all weekend at Kin Park, with the playoffs starting Saturday evening and finals on Sunday.- Advertisement –last_img read more

3 Jan

England manager Roy Hodgson has every confidence in uncapped trio

first_img1 England manager Roy Hodgson England manager Roy Hodgson has every confidence uncapped trio Tom Heaton, Jamie Vardy and Charlie Austin can make an impact on the national team having been called up for the first time.With the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Ings and Saido Berahino all set to feature for the Under-21s at the European Championships this summer, Hodgson has opted to use the friendly against the Republic of Ireland on June 7 and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia to take a look at some players who had been in his thinking over the course of the season.Austin scored 17 goals for QPR, but could not keep the west London club in the Barclays Premier League, while Vardy struck three times in his last nine games to help Leicester complete their unlikely escape from relegation.Goalkeeper Heaton, meanwhile, has performed well for Burnley this term even though they were relegated from the top flight two weeks ago.Hodgson at Wembley on Thursday: “I am pleased (Under-21 manager) Gareth (Southgate) has cleared up any doubts as to who would be available for the seniors and the Under-21s. I’m very pleased with the squad we’ve been able to put together here, I think it’s a very strong squad.”In particular I’m very pleased to welcome three people who haven’t been with us before but who get the chance, to some extent because of the Under-21s, because quite often we’ve used some of those players in our squad and it’s given them the opportunity.“It is a good opportunity for them to come and show us what they can do, and I don’t think anyone would deny them the right to be there because they have had good seasons with their clubs, often in difficult situations.”Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is included despite concerns over his knee injury and Wayne Rooney is selected even though he missed Manchester United’s draw against the Gunners last week with a dead leg.There is, though, no place for midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is sidelined by a hamstring problem and could miss the FA Cup final on May 30.Hodgson revealed England “always had our eye” on Austin, but accepted “sometimes as national coach, maybe you do ignore players because maybe they don’t quite fit into the dynamic of your group, or because you have had your eye on someone else.”The England boss added: “The space (for a front player) is there now, not least at all because of Daniel Sturridge, while we hope Danny Welbeck will be fit, but we can’t be sure, and of course we do not have Danny Ings or Saido Berahino.”Hodgson added: “One would like to think playing for England is still going to be the dream of all inspiring English footballers when they get to this level, so if this selection helps in anyway, then that can only be advantageous.“We only select players because we think they can win matches and do good jobs for us.”Vardy’s inclusion, though, is perhaps more unexpected, for a striker who was playing non-league football with Fleetwood three seasons ago.Hodgson said of the 28-year-old: “I watched him when he was still at Fleetwood and players who have that pace and desire to run in behind defenders are always interesting for coaches.“His latter part of the season with Leicester through the ‘Great Escape’ has been really excellent.”Hodgson insisted there was “literally no conflict whatsoever” between himself and Southgate over the Under-21s’ selections.“There was never any doubt in my mind, if he wanted these players they would go with him,” the England manager said.Hodgson has opted against calling-up Ashley Young despite the winger’s excellent recent form for Manchester United.The England manager has retained Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, who made his debut against Italy in March, and Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand keeps his place in the squad as Everton’s Leighton Baines is injured.Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph keeps his place and is likely to feature in the double-header as Michael Carrick is absent with a calf injury.Raheem Sterling, whose future has become the source of much debate recently, is included in the 24-man partylast_img read more

30 Dec

Colin Murray and Friends – Tuesday, December 15

first_imgListen back to the best bits of Tuesday’s Colin Murray and Friends, with the host joined by Kevin Bridges and Stuart Pearce.last_img

29 Dec

‘Way better than Walcott!’ – Arsenal fans react to starlet’s performance v Barca

first_img1 Alex Iwobi playing for Arsenal v Barcelona Arsenal’s Champions League run once again ended at the round of 16 stage, falling at the hands of Barcelona.The Catalan giants secured a 3-1 win, continuing their quest to win Europe’s premier competition for the second year running.The Gunners lost, but there was one highlight to the game, with Alex Iwobi excelling on the wing.The 19-year-old was starting just his fifth game for Arsenal, his first in Europe, and he caused Barca a wealth of trouble.He was substituted off after 73 minutes, but the youngster never looked fazed taking on one of the best clubs in the world at their volatile home stadium.Arsenal fans were pleased with his performance, and we collect some of the best tweets below…last_img read more

28 Dec


first_imgHUNDREDS of people are expected to come out and run for the Caolan Melaugh fund on Friday night in Killygordan.Brave Caolan has been suffering from an aggressive form of cancer since he was just 10-weeks-old.The Caolan Melaugh 5k and 1k Heros Kids Race will take place this Friday the 24th July at 7.30pm. The event is organised by Killygordan Crossroads Runners (KCR) in partnership with Red Hughes CLG.The event is sure to attract walkers, runners and families from all over with special kids race kicking off the night at 7pm with certificates for the first 100 kids. Dress up as superheroes optional.The main race starts at 7.30pm.The race registration is from 5pm to 7pm with race start at Monellan.  HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SET FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH 5K THIS FRIDAY was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:5kcancerCaolan MelaughDD LOCAL: KILLYGORDON COMMUNITY NEWSfundraiserKillygordonlast_img read more

25 Dec


first_imgSinn Féin EU Candidate for the Midlands NorthWest Constituency Matt Carthy has, along with Donegal Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Pádraig MacLochlainn, outlined the party’s 10 proposals to boost the Small and Medium Enterprises sector in the Colab Small Businesses Development Centre in Letterkenny IT.Speaking after presenting Sinn Féin’s policy document ‘Putting SME’s First’to Patsy Donaghy, Manager of the Centre, Matt Carthy said:  “I was delighted to have the opportunity to launch this document in the Colab, which does tremendous work in supporting small and medium enterprises in Donegal.“The Colab provides a wide range of services to start ups and existing small businesses from the development of Business Ideas to sourcing investment, funding, premises and ultimately creating jobs. I commend them on their fantastic work, which will be further complemented by the establishment of the Science and Technology Park in the near future. “However, despite the commendable work being undertaken by facilities such as the Colab, it is clear that Government intervention is required to address many of the issues facing Small and Medium Businesses on a daily basis.“The greatest potential for jobs growth in this State is within the Small and Medium Enterprises sector (SME’s). Almost 70% of people employed in Ireland are employed in this sector.“The focus of successive Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil governments, however, has always been on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – something the current Government revisited again in its latest ‘Jobs action plan’.“An overemphasis on FDI has left the SME sector struggling. They are the life-blood of the Irish economy, and cannot be neglected. “SMEs made huge sacrifices throughout the recession. Some 128,000 jobs were lost in the sector between 2008 and 2012.“In Donegal, many towns and villages have been affected by business closures in recent years and the domestic economy has suffered due to a lack of ideas from the current Government on how to address the relevant issues. There has been little debt write-off, few legislative changes to assist them and a clear lack of focus from Government when it comes to SMEs.“Sinn Féin believes that there are 10 steps that can be taken to effectively assist SMEs to develop and create jobs now.“Our proposals, which we outline in detail, are to increase consumer demand; abolish upward only rents; tackle utility costs and rates; revive ‘Brand Ireland’; open up procurement; end unnecessary license delays; resolve SME distress and priorities access to credit; increase labour intensive infrastructure investment and to tackle the costs of doing business on the border.“For Sinn Féin, SMEs are the priority when it comes to fostering indigenous industry and ensuring job creation. “I strongly urge this government to consider our proposals as a matter of urgency for the SME sector.”ELECTION 2014: CARTHY IN LETTERKENNY TO LAUNCH BUSINESS PROPOSALS was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:business proposalsElection CampaignMatt Carthylast_img read more

18 Dec

Ernie Els enters World Golf Hall of Fame

first_img“I was so pleased to hear the news that Ernie has been selected to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” he said. “Ernie certainly deserves this recognition, as he epitomises a ‘world’ golfer. AutismApart from his excellence as a golfer and the opportunities he has created for youngsters through his foundation, Els is also striving to make a difference in the lives of people who have autism, or who are affected by it. “I spent several happy years at Ernie’s foundation and whenever I wanted help since I have been out on Tour, Ernie has happily given it. I could not have found a better role model.” Long before he turned professional, Els began making his mark and his name first sprung to prominence in 1984 when he won the 1984 Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego by beating home town golfer Phil Mickelson in the final. It has indeed been a long journey. ‘A great inspiration’Schwartzel said: “Ernie has been a great inspiration and friend to me for years. He is always happy to give his time and expertise, and I have been the grateful beneficiary of his generosity.” He topped the European Tour’s Order of Merit in 2003 and 2004. He has also won the World Matchplay Championship a record seven times. Gary Player is tied with Seve Ballesteros for the second most wins, with five. Els Center for ExcellenceEls, along with his wife Liezl, has established the Els Center for Excellence which, it is planned, will combine the Renaissance Learning Center with a research facility. It is a $30-million project and the couple has committed $6-million of their own money to it. 11 May 2011 Oosthuizen told Helen Ross on the PGA Tour website: “If it weren’t for Ernie Es, I would not be where I am today. It’s as simple as that. ImpactHis impact, however, extends beyond his achievements on the course. South African golf is going through a purple patch at present, with Charl Schwartzel the current Masters champion and Louis Oosthuizen the British Open champion. Both of them were members of Els’ junior golf foundation, now known as the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation. To top things off, mention must be made of Els as a successful golf course designer, with top class layouts in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and southern Africa. It is not only the younger generation of South African golfers that appreciates what Els has done. Gary Player, too, was full of praise for him.center_img Success around the worldEls has won 15 times on the PGA Tour, 21 times on the European Tour, 18 times on South Africa’s Sunshine Tour, and recorded eight other wins besides. He has also played in the Presidents Cup six times, represented South Africa in the Dunhill Cup in nine consecutive years, and in the World Cup five times. “He is a credit to the game and an ambassador for the sport. Ernie has been a wonderful friend over the years and I am very fond of him and his family.” South African great Ernie Els was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday. He joins the legendary Gary Player, who entered the Hall in 1974. In 2009, he hosted the first annual Els for Autism charity golf event, which featured many PGA Tour and Champions Tour players. That year, he raised $725 000 for the Renaissance Learning Center, a non-profit school for autistic children, near his residence in West Palm Beach, Florida. They include, among others, the Savannah course at Mission Hills in China, the re-design of Wentworth in England, The Durrat al Bahrain in Bahrain, The Els Club in Dubai, Hoakalei in Hawaii, and Oubaai in South Africa. The other members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class were Jock Hutchison, Doug Ford, Jumbo Ozaki, Frank Chirkinian, and former US president George Bush. His son Ben is autistic and Els has used his profile to raise money for charities devoted to the condition, whilst also establishing the Els for Autism Foundation. The pace of fund raising at the charity golf event has been maintained, and after it was recently held for a third time the money raised by it had topped $2.2-million. Nicknamed “The Big Easy” because of his wonderful swing, Els was elected in his first year on the ballot. That’s not surprising as he has won 62 titles so far in his career, including two US Opens and one British Open title. Much like Player, he has enjoyed success around the world. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

18 Dec

Cape Town rolls out free Wi-Fi in public buildings

first_img21 November 2014Sixty-one public buildings in the City of Cape Town will have free Wi-Fi by the end of June 2015, the executive mayor of the city, Patricia de Lille has announced.Wi-Fi will be provided inside public buildings via the City’s 102 SmartCape computer facilities and externally via 61 public access hotspots in places where the public usually queue for services, according to De Lille.The external public amenities include clinics, administration buildings, traffic departments, fire stations and public transport interchanges in areas such as Langa, Nyanga, Uitsig, Valhalla Park, Athlone and Atlantis.In a statement De Lille said each access point will cost the City between R60 000 and R100 000 to install. “Our 102 internal public access facilities are situated inside the City’s libraries, where we currently have 679 729 registered users,’ she said.The public will be able to access free Wi-Fi at the Bellville, Robbie Nurocklinic and Khayelitsha Site B Youth clinics by the end of December this year. Members of the public visiting the Hillstar and Plumstead administrative buildings and the Mitchells Plain and Nyanga switching centres will also be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi by the end of this year as well.De Lille said the city of Cape Town is partnering with three commercial service providers – MWEB, Internet Solutions and Orange – to expand internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged communities across the city.“The partnership with Orange is a first for the Paris-based international telecommunications giant in South Africa; they will offer a free 200 MB data bundle per day. Internet Solutions will offer a free data bundle of 50 MB per day, while MWEB will provide an uncapped data bundle for the trial period,’ said De Lille.This digital inclusion project forms is part of the City’s R1.3-billion seven-year broadband network strategy. The City has a vision to become “the first truly digital city in Africa’, according to De Lille.“Our brand new Wi-Fi provision has been made possible by the City’s investment in broadband fibre optic networks in line with its City’s Universal Broadband Network strategy, which is geared towards rolling out broadband infrastructure throughout the metro,’ said De Lille, adding that by expanding broadband infrastructure, the City is well on the way to realising its vision of facilitating access to high-speed internet in order to support economic development and expand opportunities to residents.In addition, the City is mulling providing Wi-Fi on MyCiTi buses and, already, the City is in the process of conducting a pilot project with an external service provider. “We will also be accelerating the digital inclusion project by providing broadband access through the Bandwidth Barn at Lookout Hill,’ added De Lille.The public Wi-Fi project demonstrates the City’s commitment to provide broadband connectivity to all citizens, opening up opportunities in the process, according to De Lille.“Broadband connectivity and digital inclusion are fundamental to creating an enabling environment for business development, economic growth and social cohesion. Our new public Wi-Fi provision is a prime example of how the private sector, government and the public can make progress possible, together,’ said De Lille.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

17 Dec

Eat Right Web: 18 Great Cooking Resources

first_imgTags:#Lists#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Have you ever eaten a casserole made completely with canned ingredients and a potato chip crust? It’s similar to if you’ve ever eaten wet cat food on a dare. It’s terrible. Nevertheless, for many of us, these casseroles are as much a part of childhood as Halloween and jump rope. While we can certainly eat casserole calamities and remember our youth fondly, it’s probably time we contributed some new recipes to the family cookbook – ones that don’t give everyone sodium-induced hypertension. Below is a quick round up of recipe resources: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 1. Recipe Puppy: Type in any ingredients you already have and recipe puppy will match them to a recipe. 2. Foodie View: A recipe website that incorporates restaurant reviews, search from major blog recipes and a healthy dose of food porn photography. 3. Recipe Matcher: This site is similar to Recipe Puppy but it uses drop downs in its search function. 4. Nibble Dish: Formerly Open Source Food, Nibble Dish is perhaps the best food porn / recipe site in existence. The site offers more than 2000 CC licensed recipes in addition to some extremely gorgeous high resolution images. 5. Top Secret Recipes: This site offers users the chance to take their favorite restaurant recipes and make them at home. Something tells me that the Carl’s Jr section isn’t going to be very healthy. 6. FoodNetwork: Offers users many of the recipes off the network including food by Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis. 7. BBC and NYTimes Recipe Search: Both the BBC and NY Times offer recipe engines for their featured recipes. This is generally for people who are searching for a specific recipe from a previous show or article. 8. The Atlantic Monthly: These guys have an extremely sophisticated recipe site. It reads like the J. Peterman catalogue of food. If you aren’t in a hurry, you can get some great recipes here. 9. Epicurious: Epicurious is a Condé Nast site that incorporates recipes from Gourmet, SELF and Bon Appétit. Recipes tend to be a little healthier and the service offers a recipe saving feature for members. 10. Tastebook: This site allows users to bookmark recipes from leading cooking sites as well as add their own recipes. Members can then create a physical cookbook. This is great for gifts. 11. Food.com: This is a recipe bookmarking service. Users can add the browser plugin and select their favorite recipes to save in their Recipe Box. 12. VideoJug: This site, while not specifically meant for cooking instructions, is a wonderful resource for budding cooks.Chinese: How To Make Crab In Black Bean Sauce13. Look and Taste: This site offers high quality professional instructional videos. The desserts section looks particularly useful for souffles and creme brulees. 14. All Recipes: This is a site dedicated to user-generated recipes (as opposed to professional recipes). The site also includes instructional video, user photos and a section for slow cooker recipes and a recipe saving tool. 15. Rouxbe: Rouxbe is a community where user-generated recipes are rated, certified and if worthy, made into professional cooking videos. After 30 days users must pay to access video recipes, but text recipes remain free. 16. YouTube: YouTube offers a selection of cooking videos from some great hosts. In particular, Toronto-based Korean cook Maangchi began uploading her videos in 2007 and has since developed a nationwide following complete with meet ups and popular classes across North America. 17. MyDamnChannel: Nobody ever expected rap artist Coolio to host his own cooking show, and it certainly is a fantastic voyage. While you may not find your culinary cravings here, the show is worth a look simply to watch Coolio throw dime bags of spice onto his creations. 18. Chowhound: While the site is perhaps best known for restaurant reviews, Chowhound has a good selection of cooking technique videos. If you can make it past the advertisements, the “You’re Doing it All Wrong” series is the most informative. We know this is just a small taste of the millions of resources available. If you’ve got a blog or site that you know our readers will love, let us know in the comments below. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more