The Premier League has been asked to consider blocking a Saudi-backed consortium’s attempt to purchase Newcastle by one of the league’s major broadcast partners.The north-east club are reportedly on the verge of being sold to a sovereign wealth fund which involves Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for around £300million.However, Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports has said Saudi Arabia should be held to account for its involvement in a pirate network which illegally broadcasts Premier League matches.The broadcaster’s intervention follows concerns raised by Amnesty International who have written to the league’s chief executive Richard Masters to say the takeover could be used by Saudi Arabia to cover up “actions that are deeply immoral”, including its human rights record.The Premier League was among a number of organisations and governing bodies who called on Saudi state satellite operator Arabsat to stop providing a platform for a pirate network they said was “abusing” sport.The network, known as beoutQ, first began streaming sporting events illegally in 2017 and despite repeated attempts by sports governing bodies and rights holders to stop it, the piracy has continued.Last July, the Premier League said it had spoken to nine law firms in Saudi Arabia who either refused to act or later recused themselves when asked about pursuing a copyright complaint against beoutQ.Yousef Al-Obaidly, the chief executive of beIN, has written to the chairmen of Premier League clubs saying “the potential acquirer of Newcastle United (has) “caused huge damage to your club’s and the Premier League’s commercial revenues”.Al-Obaidly, who is on the board of Paris Saint-Germain, added: “The legacy of the illegal service will continue to impact you going forward.“When the Premier League season re-commences in the coming months, all of the league’s broadcasters’ content will continue to be readily and illegally available via the IPTV streaming functionality on the beoutQ set-top-boxes which were sold in significant quantities in Saudi Arabia and the broader MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.“Furthermore – given the crippling economic effect that coronavirus is having on the sports industry – this is all happening at a time when football clubs need to protect their broadcast revenue the most.”In a separate letter to Masters, Al-Obaidly is asking the League to apply the Owners’ and Directors’ Test, taking into account the “direct role of Saudi Arabia in the launch, promotion and operation of the beoutQ service” and “the challenge the Premier League itself has faced and will continue to face in taking any action to protect its own intellectual property rights in the country”.Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been involved in a political dispute since 2017.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.No passengers will be aboard the super-jumbo jet, but the plane’s double-decked cabin is expected to be equipped with seats in first, business and coach classes this time around. A hollowed-out shell of the Airbus A380 – looking more like a cargo plane than a commercial jetliner – debuted at LAX on March 19, about 15 minutes after a fully equipped version of the plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. The A380 is scheduled to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, landing at LAX’s newly renovated southern airfield at 2 p.m. Nov. 28, according to sources familiar with the trip. The next day, about 150 dignitaries, guests and journalists will board the plane for a demonstration flight over Los Angeles. The aircraft will then depart LAX at 8 a.m. Nov. 30 for Sydney, Australia. TEST FLIGHT: Airbus will return to ensure the airport can handle the super-jumbo jet. By Art Marroquin STAFF WRITER The Airbus A380 is scheduled to make a second test landing at Los Angeles International Airport next month to make sure the facility is ready to handle the world’s largest airliner. “I think it’s great, and I look forward to seeing it again,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, whose 11th District includes LAX. Airport officials declined to comment on the landing because final details were still being worked out. The A380’s landing at LAX will be less complicated this time around because the plane will take off and land on the south airfield, which is now capable of handling the mega-jetliner, thanks to a $330 million renovation project. Entire sections of LAX had to be shut down in March, when the A380 landed on one of the northern runways and maneuvered its way to the south airfield. The plane is returning to LAX as a joint venture with Australian airline Qantas, which will be the first to offer A380 service out of LAX beginning in October 2008. “Qantas has always been at the forefront of aviation innovation and we are pleased to be able to continue that tradition by being the first airline to operate the A380 from Los Angeles International on our flights to Australia later next year,” said Wally Mariani, senior executive vice president of Qantas Airways’ operations in the Americas and the Pacific. The Airbus A380 boasts a wingspan that stretches nearly the length of a football field, a fuel capacity of about 82,000 gallons and the ability to hold more than 800 passengers, all while landing and taking off more quietly than smaller jetliners. Listing price for the Airbus A380 is about $300 million. “This multibillion-dollar investment in the A380 will allow us to offer our customers a revolutionary new approach to in-flight services and passenger comfort, so we can take customer experience to the next level,” Mariani said. To better prepare for the arrival of mega-jetliners at LAX, the Los Angeles City Council signed off on a $1.2 billion plan in August to build the Midfield Concourse adjacent to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The project calls for building up to 10 new gates large enough to handle the A380 and the Boeing 787 by 2012. “We’re getting ready for an entire fleet of the Airbus A380s to land at LAX,” Rosendahl said. “We’re excited about this trip, and what it’s going to do for the future of the city and the airport.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gonzalo Higuain showed just why he is being coveted by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United on Friday night.The Napoli striker, who finished the Serie A season with a record-breaking 36 goals in 35 games, continued his sensational run of form with a brilliant strike for Argentina against Honduras.Collecting a pass on the edge of the box, the 28-year-old left an Honduran defender in his wake with a quick turn and change of direction before expertly chipping home. Check out the super strike above!
“Our biggest problem are garage riders, who ride their bikes down the streets and into the hills,” Wallace said. “A lot of them ride on private property and that’s trespassing.” The teams go out on a random basis, looking for violators and checking riders for equipment compliance as well. “A lot of the riders don’t have spark arresters on their vehicles, and with the high fire danger that’s a major problem. We have to do something to curb the damage to the land and natural resources,” said Wallace. Comments regarding the grant application can be submitted to Wallace via mail at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355, via e-mail to email@example.com or faxed to (661) 287-3641. The public comment period expires Aug. 1. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley station are joining in a multi-agency effort to strike a happy medium between off-road riders and nature lovers. The local station, as well as the Palmdale station and officials from the Angeles National Forest, are all applying for funding from the California Off-Highway Recreation Division to fund enforcement and restoration programs. “We’ve had such severe damage to the hills and resources because of the vehicles,” said Sgt. Roger Wallace of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station off-highway vehicle enforcement team. “We’ve identified 22 areas of concern where riders have caused severe erosion and, in some places, a loss of habitat for endangered species.” Forest Service funding would be used for trails and facilities maintenance, signage, wildlife and cultural resource protection and wildlife habitat restoration while the sheriff’s requests would cover enforcement costs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“The Santa Clarita station is asking for $97,000,” Wallace said. “This is our fourth year of requesting and getting some funding for the program. The first and third years, we were funded for $55,000; in the second, we only received $20,000.” In the last 12 months, the team has made two arrests, given out 350 citations and 314 warnings. Wallace said that the grant amount would cover estimated overtime costs of $95,000 and $2,000 in travel expenses to send representatives to Sacramento to comply with grant requirements. The only local areas where off-highway riding is legal are the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area above Castaic, Angeles National Forest’s Rowher Flats area off Sierra Highway and portions of Drinkwater Flats in Bouquet Canyon. The station team includes two sergeants and six deputies who take specialized four-wheel-drive vehicles into the areas to patrol and ticket offenders.
Chelsea’s former youth coach Graham Rix and ex-chief scout Gwyn Williams have denied “all and any allegations of racial or other abuse” after they were the subject of shocking allegations in a Guardian newspaper article.Published on Friday, the article claims that three former youth-team players at Chelsea have launched legal claims against the club as a result of their treatment by Rix and Williams during the 1990s.The claims have already been investigated by the police and no further action was taken, but they are still being looked at by the club and the Football Association.In a statement, the pair’s lawyer Eddie Johns said: “Our clients deny all and any allegations of racial or other abuse.“These allegations were the subject of a thorough investigation by specialist officers of the Metropolitan Police Service. The MPS did not consider there was sufficient evidence even to report it to the Crown Prosecution Service. Our clients cooperated with that investigation.“The allegations in the Guardian newspaper are contained, as we understand it, within correspondence sent to Chelsea Football Club. That correspondence has not been seen by our clients or by us.“No correspondence has been sent to our clients or us by these individuals or those representing them. We will of course deal with any allegations if made directly to our clients. Our clients are cooperating fully with the FA in this matter.”The story broke just before Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte’s pre-match press conference for Saturday’s game at home to Leicester, forcing the club’s director of communications Steve Atkins to intervene with a statement.“I can’t answer specifically to the story you mentioned,” said Atkins, in response to a reporter’s question.“What I can say is that we take allegations of this nature extremely seriously, we are absolutely determined to do the right thing, to fully support those affected and assist the authorities and support their investigations. That’s all I can say.”The allegations reported by the Guardian are remarkable as they paint a bleak picture of almost constant racial abuse towards young black players, bullying and violence.According to the paper, Rix also threw a cup of hot coffee in the face of one of the players and left one of the complainants with a bleeding nose after throwing a ball at himAs referenced by their lawyer, the paper reports that the matter was investigated by the police for seven months but it was decided there was insufficient evidence to proceed.Since then, however, two of the players are understood to have been interviewed by the FA’s safeguarding team.When asked for the latest on that investigation, an FA spokesperson said: “The FA is not in a position to comment on this matter.”The 60-year-old Rix joined the west London club in 1993 as a youth coach but served as assistant manager under Ruud Gullit and his successor Gianluca Vialli from 1996 to 1999.In 1999 he was sentenced to 12 months in prison for indecent assault and unlawful sex with a 15-year-old girl. Chelsea, however, reinstated him after he was released, having served six months, and he was first-team coach when the Stamford Bridge club won the FA Cup in 2000.The former Arsenal and England midfielder left the club soon after and had spells in charge at Portsmouth, Oxford and Hearts, before coaching at the Glenn Hoddle Academy and a short stint with a team in Trinidad.His last job was at AFC Portchester in the Wessex League Premier Division but he left last August.Williams is perhaps less well-known but he was a prominent figure at Chelsea for more than two decades.Now 68, he joined as a scout in 1979, climbing the ranks until he became assistant manager to Claudio Ranieri and a senior scout under Jose Mourinho. He is credited with discovering Jason Cundy and John Terry and spotting Tore Andre Flo in Norwegian football.Close to former Chelsea owner Ken Bates, Williams followed him to Leeds in 2006 and became their technical director. He was sacked by the west Yorkshire club in 2013 for gross misconduct after emailing pornographic images to a number of colleagues, including a female receptionist.Chelsea are already conducting a separate investigation into claims of historic sexual abuse by a former chief scout Eddie Heath, who is now dead, in the 1970s. Rix and Williams deny all counts of racial and other abuse 1
Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ rookie error BIG PRESENTS UP TOP The family of Tashan Daniel who was killed at #Hillingdon station are releasing a photo of him.We continue to support his family as they come to terms with this devastating news.If anyone has any information, or can help detectives investigate, please text us on 61016. https://t.co/3mI6d5SZR0 pic.twitter.com/Gf1DyncP5s— British Transport Police (@BTP) September 25, 2019Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said: “Tashan was an upstanding young man. He had only just celebrated his 20th birthday and was heading into London to watch Arsenal play.“He did not deserve to lose his life during this senseless attack.“His family are completely broken by this news and we are doing everything we can to offer them support.”Arsenal released a statement paying tribute to Tashan.A club spokesperson said: “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Arsenal fan Tashan Daniel.“Our thoughts are with Tashan’s family and friends at this sad time.” stalemate Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff on target Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more statement appointed A man who was stabbed to death at a London Underground station was an Arsenal fan on his way to a match.Tashan Daniel, 20, who was going to the Gunners’ Carabao Cup tie at home to Nottingham Forest with a friend, was fatally wounded in an ‘unprovoked attack’ on the platform at Hillingdon Station shortly before 4pm on Tuesday.British Transport Police (BTP) said two other men provoked a fight with the pair, during which one stabbed Tashan in front of horrified passengers. targets Witnesses reported seeing blood and a person performing CPR on the victim as the Underground station was evacuated in the wake of the stabbing.Members of the public as well as paramedics and police officers tried to save the aspiring athlete, but he died on board a Tube carriage.The suspects ran out of the station towards Auriol Drive and a knife was found nearby.DCI Blackburn said: “I am appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. We know both men fled the scene in the direction of Auriol Drive. I would ask anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.“Likewise, we’d be keen to speak with any motorist with dashcam footage from Auriol Drive or outside Hillingdon station at approximately 3.45pm to 4pm yesterday.”Anyone with information about the Hillingdon Tube station incident can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 382 of 24/09/2019; or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online.
NAME: Robert L “Bob” MorrisAGE: 85RESIDENCE: Scottsburg IN DATE & PLACE OF DEATH: October 23 2016, Scottsburg INDATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 4 1930, Salem INOCCUPATION: retired with Coastal Refining & Marketing in Houston TXEDUCATION: —MARRIAGE: Martha J Mount MorrisVETERAN: U. S. Air Force, KoreaMEMBERSHIPS: F. O. P.PARENTS: William Lotus Morris & Helen Leona Jones MorrisSURVIVORS: Wife: Martha J Morris, ScottsburgDaughters: Brenda Cavanagh (Jim), St. Louis MOChristy Morris, St. Louis MOSon: William Keith Morris (Janet), Witchita KS4 Grandchildren: Brandon Cavanagh, Shannon Adams, Tiffany Smith, Danielle Atkinson5 Great Grandchildren: Kennedy Adams, Landon Smith, Lian Smith, Lucas Smith, Lindsey AtkinsonPreceded in death by: his parents; brothers: Donald L Morris & Charles E MorrisVISITATION: 4 PM – 8 PM Wednesday October 26 2016Stewart & Hoagland Funeral HomeCELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: 8 PM Wednesday October 26 2016Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home
Photo: O’Hare International Airport. Global passenger traffic growth in 2018 rose by an above-average 6.5 percent compared to the previous year as airlines transported more than 4.3 billion passengers and planes were fuller than ever.The growth was below the cracking 8 percent pace set in 2017 but exceeded a 6.1 percent rise in capacity to push load factors to a record 81.9 percent.Momentum slowed in the second half of the year to see demand growth decelerate to an annualized 5 percent, compared to 9 percent in the first half.December growth came in at 5.3 percent, figures released Thursday by the International Air Transport Association showed.IATA is expecting another good year in 2019 continues to be worried about global trade tensions.“ We expect similar, if somewhat moderating performance in 2019,’’ IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said.“Nevertheless, slowing growth in the second half of 2018, coupled with concerns over issues including Brexit and US-China trade tensions, are creating some uncertainty to this positive outlook.”International passenger traffic in 2018 climbed 6.3 percent, down from 8.6 percent the previous year. Capacity rose 5.7 percent and the load factor increased 0.4 percentage points to 81.2 percent.IATA said all regions recorded increases in traffic, led by the Asia-Pacific (up 7.3 percent), but only North America (up 5 percent) and Africa (up 6.5 percent) did better than the previous year.The airline trade organization said robust regional economic expansion and an increase in route options for travelers fueled the Asia-Pacific growth and load factors rose slightly to 80.6 percent.READ Thai AirAsia X to connect Brisbane and Bangkok North American airlines recorded their fastest international demand growth since 2011 but IATA said this slackened noticeably in the last two quarters.“This may be owing to increasing concerns over the US economic outlook and trade tensions with China,’’ it said.Middle East carriers (4.2 percent) saw a second year of moderating demand growth and the load factor slipped 0.7 percentage points 74.7 percent, reflecting policy measures and geopolitical tensions. Traffic actually declined 0.1 percent in December, but IATA said this may reflect data volatility.Traffic at Latin American airlines rose 6.9 percent, down from 8.8 percent annual growth in 2017 as strikes in Brazil and geopolitical factors came into play.Global domestic air travel climbed 7 percent in 2018 with all markets showing annual growth, led by double-digit increases in India and China. The load factor increasing marginally to 83 percent.Australian airlines proved the exception in December, with both traffic and capacity down.Traffic fell by 1.8 percent in what is traditionally a busy travel period as capacity fell by 0.8 percent to push down the load factor to 81.2 percent.
A prolific hacking group behind hundreds of cyberattacks on restaurants just lost its leaders, says the US Justice Department. On Wednesday, the DOJ said it had arrested three high-ranking members of the international hacking group FIN7. The cybercrime ring was behind attacks on restaurants like Chipotle, Chili’s, and Arby’s, according to indictments unsealed by the department.The hacking group allegedly stole 15 million credit card records after striking more than 3,600 locations in 47 states. FIN7 hit more than 100 US companies, with a focus on restaurants, hotels and gaming establishments, Western District US attorney Annette Hayes said during a Wednesday press conference. A prolific hacking group behind hundreds of cyberattacks on restaurants just lost its leaders, says the US Justice Department. The hacking group allegedly stole 15 million credit card records after striking more than 3,600 locations in 47 states. FIN7 hit more than 100 US companies, with a focus on restaurants, hotels and gaming establishments, Western District US attorney Annette Hayes said during a Wednesday press conference.The emails arrived with a malware-laced word-processing file attached, which pretended to make an order for catering. The file “appeared to be harmless,” said Jay Tabb Jr., an FBI agent involved in the investigation, and the hackers “would often accompany the emails with phone calls in attempts to get [victims] to open the attachment.”The campaign of attacks is estimated to have cost tens of millions of dollars in damages, Hayes said. FIN7 also carried out attacks against businesses in France, the UK and Australia. “We are under no illusion that we have taken this group down all together,” Hayes said, “but we have made a significant impact.” The three FIN7 members are all Ukrainian nationals and have been charged with 26 felony counts of computer hacking, identity theft and wire fraud. The first arrest occurred in January, when Fedir Hladyr was caught in Germany and extradited to the US. [Source: C|Net]- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now