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FIFA bans officials for match-fixing

first_imgAssistant referees Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb are accused of trying to illegally manipulate an AFC Cup match between Tampines Rovers and East Bengal in April.The sanctions, imposed by the AFC, will now apply worldwide until a disciplinary panel reaches a formal decision on the matter.Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) had claimed that the pair were guilty of “corruptly receiving gratification, in the form of free sexual service.”“FIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) against two Lebanese match officials relating to match-manipulation investigations,” a FIFA statement read.“The AFC has provisionally banned assistant referees Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb from all football-related activities until such time as the AFC Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision on the matter of both match officials attempting to manipulate an AFC Cup match in April. The provisional measures imposed by the AFC may not be valid for longer than 30 days (art. 132 par. 1 of the AFC Disciplinary Code) and this period may be extended only once by 20 days (art. 132 par. 2 of the AFC Disciplinary Code).“The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has extended the sanctions to have worldwide effect in accordance with article 78 paragraph 1(c) and article 136ff of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.”last_img read more

Nine countries confirm participation in second International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake news’

first_imgThe International Grand Committee of Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ is co-chaired by Zimmer and Damian Collins, Chair of the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local M.P. and Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Bob Zimmer, has announced that at least nine countries, including Canada, will be taking part in the second gathering of the International Grand Committee.According to Zimmer, on May 28, representatives from Argentina, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine will be joining Canada to discuss how they can protect citizen rights in the age of big data.Zimmer says having these countries on board will represent 355 million citizens, and will contribute to better protection of citizens in this digital age.- Advertisement -“Together we represent over 355 million citizens from around the world. As lawmakers, we are all examining ways to protect our citizens from threats to our democracies in the digital age. That is why it is important that we continue to come together as a group to share our knowledge and best practices for tackling these global issues.”Some of the witnesses that have confirmed their participation in the International Grand Committee include former CEO/founder of Blackberry, Jim Balsillie, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, and Chair of the United States Federal Election Commission, Ellen Weintraub.Invitations were also sent out to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.Advertisement Zimmer says he finds it quite encouraging to see that Zuckerberg and Dorsey have been talking about improving the safety of social media platforms.“It has been encouraging to see Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly acknowledging that more needs to be done to stop the spread of harmful content on their platforms, as well as to protect their users’ privacy and data.”Zimmer hopes that Zuckerberg and Dorsey, along with other platform executives, take advantage of this important conversation.“I hope that they, and other platform executives, will take advantage of this unique opportunity and come to Ottawa to be a part of this important conversation.”Advertisementlast_img read more