Liverpool’s Sturridge charged with breaching betting rules

first_imgMOST READ Liverpool reacted by saying the 29-year-old Sturridge has “stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.”“Daniel has given his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout this process,” Liverpool said in a statement, “and has assured the club he will continue to do so.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIn April last year, Premier League player Joey Barton was banned for 18 months for placing more than a thousand bets on football over an 11-year period, including games he played in.The FA said Sturridge is alleged to have breached two rules. The first relates to bets on matches or any other football matter, and the second involves providing information about football from his privileged position to another person for the purposes of betting. Sturridge has until Nov. 20 to respond to the charge.The former Manchester City and Chelsea striker has played 26 times for England, the most recent appearance coming in October 2017. He is back in favor at Liverpool, and has scored four goals as the back-up striker to Roberto Firmino this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge in dejection after Red Star scored a goal during the Champions League group C soccer match between Red Star and Liverpool at the Rajko Mitic stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)LONDON — Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be facing a ban from football after being charged on Monday with breaching rules on betting.England’s Football Association said the alleged breaches took place in January 2018, when Sturridge was on loan from Liverpool at West Bromwich Albion.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

WBG Prez. Urges More Support to Ebola-Affected Nations

first_imgThe President of the World Bank Group (WBG), Jim Yong Kim, has emphasized the need for more support to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone get to zero new Ebola cases.He said reaching zero new Ebola cases will help the three countries jumpstart their economy recovery and build a safer, more prosperous and resilient future for their citizens.“Many of us have acknowledged that the international community was slow to react to Ebola. Let’s show that we have learned this lesson by supporting an effective and sustainable recovery that also prepares these countries — and the rest of the world — for the next pandemic.” Kim said.He noted that, in addition to the severe effects of Ebola, the economic downturn in the three countries has been aggravated by the sharp decline in global iron ore prices, as well as the collapse of the mining sector in Sierra Leone, which has resulted in an unprecedented GDP contraction in that country estimated at 23.5 per cent.Since the WBG issued its last economic update on January 20, 2015, it says important differences among the three countries are emerging.The WBG new report has found that Sierra Leone is now facing a severe recession with the potential for an unprecedented 23.5% growth rate in 2015, resulting from financial issues that led to the closure of iron ore mining.The report also noted that a gradual return of Liberia to normalcy, with a projected GDP growth rate of 3%.The report further shows that the Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.An estimated GDP losses for the three countries in 2015 rose to US$2.2 billion: US$240 million for Liberia, US$535 million for Guinea and US$1.4 billion for Sierra Leone.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in the week leading up to April 12, there were a total of 37 confirmed cases of Ebola, compared with 30 the previous week in Guinea and Sierra Leone.There has been no case reported in Liberia for the past three weeks.At the same time, World Bank has announced US$650 million as additional support to the three West Africa Ebola affected countries for the next 12 to 18 months to help them recover from the impact of the Ebola crisis.The new funding will be used to strengthen priority areas in health systems and frontline care, agriculture, education, cash transfers and other social protection programs, which include lifesaving infrastructure such as electricity, water, sanitation and roads.The funds will also be used to develop a regional disease surveillance system across West Africa that will help prevent or contain future pandemics.The new WBG pledge brings the organization’s total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to US$1.62 billion.Other commitments announced include $300 million from the African Development Bank, $80 million from GAVI, and $387 million from the Global Fund through 2017 for the worst Ebola affected countries in the sub region.This is in addition to previously committed funding to the Ebola response and recovery efforts from the United States, United Kingdom, and many other development partners, which represents a substantial investment in support of the national plans.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more