FIFA boss looking at soccer reform after coronavirus crisis

first_imgFIFA president Gianni Infantino believes the global coronavirus crisis could bring about a reform of football which he does not expect to return to action by May.”Without panic, let’s face it, we will play when we can without endangering anyone’s health,” the head of world football said.”Health first. Then everything else. And the rest, for managers, means hoping for the best but also preparing for the worst.” “But let’s look at the opportunities. We can perhaps reform world football by taking a step back. With different formats. Fewer tournaments, maybe fewer teams, but more balanced. “Fewer games to protect the health of the players.”It’s not science fiction, let’s talk about it. Let’s quantify the damage, see how to cover it, make sacrifices and let’s start again. “Not from scratch. But let’s all save football together from a crisis that risks being irreversible.”Infantino revealed he was working on temporary derogations on footballers’ contracts to avoid the June 30 deadline.”Now let’s think about the national team calendar, and about temporary changes and dispensations for the regulations on the status of players and transfers. “To protect contracts and adapt registration periods. Tough measures are needed tough. But there is no choice. We will all have to make sacrifices.”Infantino, meanwhile, dismissed talk of a planned European Super League for the top clubs.”It makes me laugh,” he said. “And what else? From what I see, others are already planning and organising tournaments around the world, outside the institutional structures, and without respect for how domestic, continental and world football are organised.”In the future we must have at least 50 national teams that can win the World Cup, not just eight European and two South American ones. “And 50 clubs that can win the Club World Cup, not just five or six European ones. And twenty of these 50 will be Europeans, which seems to me better than today’s five or six. But this is not the time to talk about it now.”Topics : World football has been thrown into turmoil by the pandemic which has killed 15,000 and confined more than a billion people at their homes.The Euro 2020 and Copa America tournaments have already been pushed back while uncertainty remains over the inaugural 24-team Club World Cup from 2021.”We need an assessment of the global economic impact,” the 50-year-old Swiss told Monday’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport. “We don’t know when things will return to normal. last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS run log: Nov. 2-7, 2015

first_img7-Nov2:42 AMMedical Trauma1000 block N. Jefferson 3-Nov1:45 PMGrass Fire300 block S. West Street 5-Nov6:06 PMTransfer to Wichita 4-Nov7:37 PMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin Wellington Fire and EMS Weekly Run Log Sumner Newscow report — The weekly run log for the Wellington Fire and EMS Department for Nov. 2-7, 2015  is as follows:  4-Nov2:00 PMMedical Emergency1800 block North B 3-Nov11:15 PMMedical EmergencyOxford Follow us on Twitter. 4-Nov3:24 AMInjury Accident70th Ave. & West 2-Nov7:39 PMSearch for lost child400 block Circle Drive 3-Nov1:38 AMTransfer to Wichita 4-Nov12:20 PMMedical Trauma700 block E. 7th 3-Nov11:01 AMTransfer to Wichitacenter_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 5-Nov3:14 PMTransfer to Wichita 6-Nov8:37 AMSmoke alarm700 block Northwestern 7-Nov12:40 PMMedical Trauma200th Street and Meridian 6-Nov6:40 PMInvestigate Odor1400 block Michigan 6-Nov1:15 PMGrass Fire100 block E. 15th Street South 6-Nov5:54 AMTransfer to Wichita 2-Nov12:37 AMTransfer to Wichita 7-Nov2:56 PMInvestigate BurningMill and A 4-Nov8:35 PMMedical Emergency800 block n. Woodlawn 2-Nov12:01 PMCarbon monoxide500 block Circle Drive 4-Nov11:12 AMMedical Emergency100 block Sunsetlast_img read more

Restaurant chain partners with Vegas casino for sports betting, but Iowa locations prohibited from being sign-up spots

first_imgMASON CITY — Buffalo Wild Wings last week announced a deal with MGM Resorts to bring MGM sports betting into their restaurants in states where sports betting is legal, but Iowa gambling regulators say you won’t be able to go into the restaurants here and sign up for sports gambling accounts. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko says the only way to sit down to eat wings and gamble is to have a mobile sports betting app through one of the state’s licensed casinos.  “Iowa law strictly limits sports wagering to casinos that have a gaming license, and so wagering inside a retail setting would be limited to those facilities. Wagering is also permitted under Iowa law through mobile wagering devices, and so folks could access their phone or other mobile device from anywhere within the boundaries of the state of Iowa, but with respect to any other entity offering sports wagering, that could not occur under the current laws of Iowa.”Ohorilko says right now there are only two companies licensed in the state of Iowa allowed to offer advanced deposit sports wagering through mobile apps.   “Those two companies are signing up customers in seven locations throughout the state of Iowa. Those locations as required by Iowa law are the casino locations. At any of those seven locations if a customer were to sign up, get the application that they need, and the account through any of the two licensed companies, than those customers could wager on their device from a Buffalo Wild Wings or from any other restaurant or location.” Sunday will mark one month since sports gambling was legalized in the state of Iowa.last_img read more