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Montevideo, July 23rd 2017 - 02:44 UTC


  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 19:40 UTC

    FIFA names chief commercial officer to ramp up Russia 2018 Cup sponsorships

    “Philippe Le Floc’h brings high-level experience with proven success in growing and developing business in the TV broadcasting and marketing of sports events”

    Le Floc’h, UEFA’s former marketing director until 2010, leaves Dubai-based Customised Solution FZ to take up the role of FIFA’s chief commercial officer on Oct. 11. The position was created as part of the restructuring of world football’s governing body in the wake of the corruption scandals that brought the federation to its knees.

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 21:02 UTC

    Falklands mine clearance project receives a new £20m UK commitment

    MLA Mike Poole said UK commitment's to clear the Islands of mines is ”a welcome move and we remain willing to assist practically and logistically where we can.”

    The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, and Falkland Islanders have welcomed the announcement of a new £20m landmine clearance commitment by the UK which will make safe dozens of areas which have been unusable for residents and visitors. The project financed by the Foreign Office and Ministry of Defense will clear 46 minefields over the next two years and prepare for clearance another 27. So far more than 30 minefields have been cleared in the Falklands in recent years and this is in line with the UK obligations under the Ottawa Treaty.

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2016 - 16:49 UTC

    Falklands registers for world shearing championships in NZ next February

    “We are expecting a real showdown at the Canterbury A&P show” Chairman of the World Shearing event, Tom Wilson said.

    The World Shearing Championships Committee finds another gear as the World Event quickly approaches. Being held in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand from the 9th to the 11th February in the ILT Stadium Southland, not only is the committee excited about hosting this event but Southland and New Zealand is getting behind a first in the South Island and only 5th time being held in New Zealand over a 40 year period (1980, 1988, 1996, 2012 – Masterton)

  • Thursday, September 8th 2016 - 02:45 UTC

    Morales demands FIFA sanctions Chile for offensive chanting against Bolivia during Russia 2018 qualifier

    Morales regretted the “provocation and aggression” suffered by the “Greens” in Chile which he described as “an offence to the Bolivian nation and to all Bolivians”.

    President Evo Morales has called on the soccer authorities of Bolivia, the South American football confederation, Conmebol, and FIFA to sanction Chile for the offensive chanting towards Bolivians during the Russia 2018 Cup qualifier match played on Tuesday night in Santiago's Monumental Stadium.

  • Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 19:14 UTC

    FIFA prunes salaries and perks of top officials: US$ 1.53 for Infantino

    Infantino also gets a car and lodgings paid during his term of office and “expenses in accordance with FIFA’s expenses regulations ($2,000 per month)”

    Gianni Infantino has accepted a salary of US$1.53 million a year, with FIFA No.2 Fatma Samoura set to receive US$1.3 million. Under the contract, Infantino also gets a car and lodgings paid during his term of office and “contribution for expenses in accordance with FIFA’s expenses regulations ($2,000 per month)”.Samoura has the same benefits but lodgings are not included.

  • Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 17:20 UTC

    Carnival Vista causes devastation in a Messina marina sinking small vessels

    The Carnival Vista was just meters from its berth in Messina, Sicily when the prop wash from its thrusters caused a wild set of waves to topple a boat pier.

    A giant cruise ship in Italy has left devastation in its wake after destroying a pier and sinking small vessels as it pulled away from shore. The Carnival Vista was just meters from its berth in Messina, Sicily when the prop wash from its thrusters caused a wild set of waves to topple a boat pier.

  • Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 04:15 UTC

    “On the Falkland Islands, a traveler’s quest to see more types of penguins than ever”

    A Magellanic penguin sits at the mouth of its burrow on Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

    The Washington Post Magazine has published an interesting article on the Falkland Islands, rookeries and penguins credited to Andrea Sachs. Equally striking is Andrea who describes herself as an ornithologist in love with penguins.

  • Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 17:51 UTC

    Hero’ Pereiro – Young Uruguayan player a fans favourite at PSV Eindhoven.

    Pereiro said: ‘PSV is a great team to play for and the fans treat me well

    21 year old Uruguayan Gaston Pereiro is now, and will remain, a ‘hero’ to the many thousands of fans of the famous Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven. Almost one year ago he scored twice against the clubs most feared and detested rivals Ajax of Amsterdam and so wrote his name into the clubs history books.

  • Friday, August 26th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Blatter confident his six-year ban from football will be lifted

    “My name wouldn’t be Sepp Blatter if I didn’t have faith, if I wasn’t optimistic,” he told reporters before entering the Court of Arbitration for Sport

    Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he’s confident his six-year ban from football will be lifted. Blatter resigned as the head of FIFA in June 2015 after 17 years at the helm and just four days after his reelection for a fifth term he was handed an eight-year ban along with European football chief Michel Platini for ethics violations.

  • Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 08:23 UTC

    The world has rediscovered Brazil

    Brazil has hosted an extraordinary event, and this is the work of all Brazilian people.

    By Michel Temer, Acting President of the Republic - The Olympic Games were an absolute success. This is the result of the work of each person who helped build the stadiums, the metro, the Olympic Village; each carioca who gave the right directions to our visitors.