Six held in English match fixing probe

first_img“Six men have been arrested across the country as part of an NCA investigation into alleged football match fixing,” said an NCA spokesman.“The focus of the operation is a suspected international illegal betting syndicate.“This is an active investigation and we are unable to provide further detail at this time.”A Singapore “fixer” was recorded telling undercover reporters working for the British newspaper that the results of lower-league English games could be decided for £50,000 ($81,000, 60,000 euros) and correctly predicted the outcome of three games played by one team.The team and arrested players cannot be named for legal reasons, but the agent was named by the Telegraph as former Bolton striker Delroy Facey.No Premier League teams are believed to be involved in the probe.The fixer explained that gamblers could used the insider information to place bets with Asian companies.A Football Association spokesman said: “The FA has been made aware of a number of arrests in relation to an NCA investigation.“We have worked closely with the authorities in relation to these allegations. The FA will make no further comment at this time due to ongoing investigations.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, November 28 – Three footballers and an agent are reported to be among six men arrested by police investigating alleged fixing of English football matches, the Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday.The National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed the arrests as part of a crackdown on an “international betting syndicate”.last_img read more

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Emergency meeting of Agriculture Committee required to address export blockages – McConalogue

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has written to the Chair of the Agriculture Committee to hold an emergency meeting to address the growing crisis which sees calve exports limited as we approach the spring season within the farming community.Deputy McConalogue has criticised the Minister for Agriculture and the Department as little has been done to increase calve exports as lairage capacity has not been expanded in Cherbourg, France.He commented “It is evident that little is being done by the Minister or his Department to ensure there is enough capacity to meet the growing numbers of exports of calves to Cherbourg, France. “With time limits on the transporting of cattle we need extra capacity on lairage areas close to Cherbourg Port. At present capacity is maxed at 4,000 at a time. With three sailings per week this means 12,000 calves can be exported a week. We are extremely restricted at peak times and Irish farmers are bearing the costs. We need to ensure every possible dairy bull calve are exported if we can over the next number of weeks.“Estimates have shown that we could get up to 300,000 calves out of the country at calve stage. There is expected to be substantial growth this spring as dairy farmers nationwide continue to grow their herds.”“The Minister must recognise the beef sector is in crisis. If the Minister does not act we will see prices go through the floor again unless we work hard to have as many dairy bull calves exported over the next eight to twelve weeks.“My party has written to the Chair of the Agriculture Committee to seek an emergency meeting to address the blockage issues regarding exports. The Minister must act now to ensure there is no limit on calve exports over the next number of months,” concluded Deputy McConalogue. Emergency meeting of Agriculture Committee required to address export blockages – McConalogue was last modified: February 15th, 2019 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:agricultureCharlie McConaloguelast_img read more

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Mobile: CIOs Increase Enterprise Investments in Mobility

first_imgEnterprises are expected to increase mobility spending by 50 percent over the next 24 months, based on a survey conducted by CIO and sponsored by Oracle.Some of the other findings from the survey of more than 400 CIOs are as follows:Security93 percent worry about data loss and security breaches resulting from BYOD policiesOrganizations say to beef up security they plan to focus on:– Device Data Encryption– Centralized updating and troubleshooting– Remote wiping of data– Lockdown featuresMobile DevicesIT departments spend, on average, $157 per employee on mobile devices, a number expected to grow to $242 over the next two yearsMobile Apps30 percent of IT development is spent on mobile appsMobile apps offered by IT departments change frequently.  More than one third update their app portfolio at least monthly and another third do it at least quarterly.44 percent of the app portfolio is internally developed84 percent said that sales and marketing play the biggest part in influencing how internal applications are developed75 percent of those surveyed said cloud computing was very important for mobile developmentlast_img read more

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Sen. Gillibrand says she’s ending 2020 presidential bid

first_img(AP) – Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER’-sten JIHL’-uh-brand) is dropping out of the presidential race.The 52-year-old New York senator announced her decision Wednesday on Twitter as her campaign, which once looked to ride strong (hash)MeToo credentials, was plagued by low polling and fundraising struggles. She had failed to meet thresholds for required numbers of donors and polling to qualify for the September debate in Houston.Gillibrand was appointed to the Senate in 2009 to fill the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. She was vocal on curbing sexual harassment and promoting equal pay for women and family leave, making those and defending abortion rights the core of her presidential bid.But Gillibrand also was the first Senate Democrat to call for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s resignation and says that alienated donors and some voters.last_img read more

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Mike Duffy appeals ruling blocking him from suing Senate for suspension

first_imgOTTAWA — Sen. Mike Duffy is asking Ontario’s Court of Appeal to overturn a decision blocking him from suing the Senate for millions of dollars over his dramatic and protracted suspension without pay more than five years ago.Last month, Justice Sally Gomery ruled the Senate’s decision to suspend Duffy is protected by parliamentary privilege — a centuries-old right designed to protect legislators from having to answer to judges for doing their jobs.The appeal Duffy’s lawyers filed today says the ruling erred in law on a number of fronts, and essentially equates parliamentary privilege with immunity.Duffy is asking the appeal court to set aside Gomery’s ruling and order the Senate to cover his legal costs.Duffy is seeking $7.8 million in damages in the wake of the high-profile investigation of his expense claims, which culminated in his acquittal on 31 criminal charges in 2016.His claim against the Senate alleges “an unprecedented abuse of power” when a majority of senators voted to suspend him without pay in November 2013, before any criminal charges had been filed.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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How The Red Sox And Dodgers Made It To The World Series

It’s been almost seven months since the Major League Baseball season started, and here we are, finally ready to determine a champion. We’ve been tracking — and forecasting — each team’s chances all season long, so we wanted to look back at the paths to the World Series taken by Boston and Los Angeles. Our final predictions give the Red Sox the edge over the Dodgers in the series, 60 percent to 40 percent — but as we know, anything can happen when the players take the field.Check out our latest MLB predictions.

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Life times of Kabir

first_imgAfter successfully running shows of Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein all over India between 1982 and 1992, veteran theatre director M. K. Raina is back with this production which has been written by late Hindi writer-playwright and actor Bhisham Sahni. This play is The Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust’s (SAHMAT) tribute to Sahni whose birth centenary year is being celebrated in 2015.“People are celebrating Sahni’s celebrated works through various activities and events. So when someone asked me what I was doing, I thought of reviving the play,” Raina told. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With a young ensemble in place, Raina hasn’t tampered with the script as he feels the outlook and poetry of Kabir is relevant in today’s time. “He represented the period of Sufi and Bhakti sangeet that spread across all languages and religions. He was the one who had a secular, multi-cultural view about India.  This is what Kabir stood for and his viewpoint is very relevant today,” Raina added. The two-hour play will be staged at the Shri Ram Centre on the occasion of the 27th National Street Theatre Day. When: April 14Where: Shree Ram Centrelast_img read more

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