sábado, 30 de maio de 2015

Blatter: a League apart

Sepp Blatter arrives at the FIFA Presidency in 1998, backed by predecessor, João Havelange, in an election in which there are suspicions of bribes.

The then Secretary-General of FIFA defeats the Swedish Lennart Johansson, UEFA President at the time.

As for Havelange, Brazilian, today with 99 years, just spotted by a corruption scandal surrounding the bankruptcy of a sports marketing company that ran the broadcasting rights of the football world, the ISL.

"Havelange wields the weapon, Blatter put the cartridges," said Diego Armando Maradona. "El Pibe de Oro" is far from being the only one to denounce corruption in the body that runs the world football.

During the mandates of Blatter, the scandals of bribery and vote-buying accumulate roughly at the same rate of profits global operations that affect absolutely astronomical values.

The international press has called all the Blatter: "Black Prince of football", "Don Blatterone", but the epithet that might better describe the 17 years of the Presidency of "teflon man", because no charges sticks to the Swiss, who appears to be a species of "untouchable" ahead of an organization that moves billions and gives money to many people.

Blatter has never been implicated in any of the cases of bribery and corruption.

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Tribute to the victims of the Heysel Stadium disaster

A tribute to the victims of the Heysel Stadium disaster took place this Friday at the Belgian stadium where, on May 29, 1985, 39 people lost their lives and 600 were injured.

The Heysel tragedy took place in the final of Champions between Juventus and Liverpool.

Most of the victims were Italian. Died crushed by a wall that overthrew under pressure from British hooligans and against the security barriers.

Among the causes of the accident include organisational failures, lack of control at the entrance allowing access to hundreds of people without a ticket, the free sale of alcohol, despite the ban, and Italian supporters, sale on the black market, tickets for an area of the stadium that should be reserved for Belgians.

English clubs were banned from competing internationally for five years and Liverpool for six.

Fourteen Liverpool fans were sentenced to three years in prison in 1988. Responsible officers, leaders of UEFA and the Belgian Federation, fulfilled feathers on parole.

The Italian journalist was Back in the stadium that Simona 29 may fateful and recalls the who lived here.

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Thailand: Summit on refugees with thousands stranded at sea

Thousands of refugees originating in Bangladesh and most of Burma, who were trying to get to Indonesia and Malaysia, continue on boats adrift in the Gulf of Bengal, abandoned by traffickers.

These smuggling routes, which pass through Bangladesh and Thailand, are under the control of traffickers and networks of local authorities.

The representative of the United States, Anne Richard, called for urgent rescue of these immigrants. Washington, which has maintained a surveillance operation in the airspace of Malaysia, received permission from Bangkok to extend to the Thai territory these flights.

Many of the immigrants from Burma, belonging to the Muslim minority rohingya, pursued in that country. According to Andrea Giorgetta, head of delegation for South-East Asia of the International Federation of human rights (FIDH) .10% of the rohingya population of the State of Arakan in Western Burma (between 80 000 and 100 000 people), have abandoned the country.

In Burma, the rohingya are not entitled to nationality, cannot have more than two children, they are not allowed to circulate in the country or attending school or the University. As a result, are becoming more numerous Hutu refugees.

According to the UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner, Volker Turk, to resolve the causes of this crisis "is necessary for Burma to assume fully the responsibilities it has towards its inhabitants". This position was rejected by the representative of Burma, Htin Lynn, who protested against a stigmatization of their country.

The Bangkok meeting was convened by Thailand, under pressure from a norrte State Department report on human trafficking, after the discovery, at the beginning of the month, of mass graves with more than 130 bodies of immigrants dead in the middle of the jungle.

The refugee camps in Indonesia receive immigrants from Bangladesh and the Muslim minority rohingya. Frequently, the route chosen by the rohingya, when leave Burma, start by trying to get to Bangladesh, from where depart by boat to Malaysia and Indonesia, two Muslim countries.

Since the beginning of this month, more than 3000 people from Bangladesh and Burma arrived in Indonesia and Malaysia by boat. In reaction to the operation launched by Bangkok against trafficking in immigrants, traffickers abandoned at sea, thousands of people.

According to the UNHCR and the international organisation for Migration (IOM), are currently at sea about 2,600 immigrants from Bangladesh and the minority rohingya.

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sexta-feira, 29 de maio de 2015

FIFAgate: Sepp Blatter eventually speak

"We ... I can't watch everyone all the time. If people want to do wrong things also will try to hide them-Sepp Blatter "

Sepp Blatter eventually talk. Almost two days after the FIFA corruption scandal came to light, the President of the institution responded. At the opening of the 65° FIFA Congress in Zurich, the boss of world football said that FIFA is at a turning point and secured to combat corruption.

"I know a lot of people consider me as the responsible last by the actions and the reputation of the entire global community of football, whether on a global assignment decision, either with respect to a corruption scandal. We--I can't watch everyone all the time. If people want to do wrong things also will try to hide them. But I shall assume the responsibility of reputation and good name of our Organization and find a way to resolve the situation, "said Sepp Blatter.

The FIFA Congress, taking place this Thursday and Friday, you should leave the future President of the institution. Despite the dissenting voices and requests to immediate dismissal, everything indicates that the Swiss maintains the candidature for the fifth consecutive term ahead of the International Federation of football associations.

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FIFAgate: Putin accuses the United States

"I have no doubt that it is an attempt to prevent the re-election of Sepp Blatter as FIFA President Vladimir Putin"

For Vladimir Putin, is the fault of the Americans. The arrests of members of FIFA precisely on the eve of the Congress which is due to select a new President of the institution are part of an American maneuver to prevent Stepp Blatter is re-elected, so think, at least, the Russian President. It is recalled that the Russia won the contest for the realization of the World Cup in 2018.

"This is one more obvious attempt, the United States, of extending its jurisdiction to other States. It is clear, and I have no doubt about it, which is an attempt to prevent the re-election of Sepp Blatter as President of FIFA, "said Putin.

Putin's statements come strengthen your Sports Minister. Vitaly Mutko, who denies having been contacted by the authorities investigating the case, ensures that Russia "has nothing to hide" in the process of awarding the World Cup.

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India: heat wave has sparked more than 1400 dead

The States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, in the South of the country, are the areas most affected by the high temperatures, when the mercury from thermometers reaches 46 degrees centigrade.

The authorities canceled vacations and time off from medical personnel, while some hospitals are overcrowded in the face of thousands of cases of heatstroke and acute dehydration.

"There's no electricity since the morning and there's nobody to help us. There are two patients per bed and that doesn't seem to worry anyone, "says a man in a hospital in Visakhapatnam, the" capital "of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

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quinta-feira, 28 de maio de 2015

USA: Anthrax sent accidentally to active private lab

A Defense Department laboratory in Utah dispatched "inadvertently" sample of the deadly Bacillus asset for a commercial laboratory in the State of Maryland that was discovered in May 22.

Samples sent to laboratories in nine other States are now being examined by sanitary authorities.

According to the Defense Department, the laboratory of Dugway Proving Grounds regularly dispatches anthrax samples inactivated by radiation, for scientific research.

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