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

Private Sector wants stimulus package to kick-start economic growth

first_img… says some sectors facing troubleThe coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government cannot continue with its ‘hodge-podge’ approach to managing the economy; it must present a stimulus for growth in the declining sectors of the economy, without abandoning traditional pillars of economic growth, since the oil industry is still a developing one.Finance Minister, Winston JordanThe frank views were articulated by President of the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar, this past week during an interview with members of the local media corps, where he called for a stimulus programme to be introduced by the sitting Government in order to kick-start growth in Guyana’s tradition industries.Indar was at the time giving the Private Sector umbrella body’s views on the troubling figures released by Finance Minister Winston Jordan when he recently released the mid-year report on the national spending expenditure, savings and earnings.“We can’t have a ‘hodge-podge’ thing… We need something proper, something broad to look at all segments facing some level of downturn and to make sure we put stimulus in place to kick-start some of those things,” according to Indar.The GCCI President told journalists gathered at the Georgetown Marriott for an Audit Office Capacity Building forum that “based on last numbers coming out of Central Bank, there are some sectors facing trouble… Our members are complaining.”He pointed to the mid-year report for 2017 and observed that while there was some good news for smaller sectors such as construction, other crops, and transportation, the traditional pillars of the economy in addition to other major contributors have been on a steady decline.He noted that in addition to the negative performances returned by sugar, timber and other sectors’ growth in some areas are being somewhat misconstrued.According to the GCCI President, while growth is reflected in the manufacturing sector, this is only due to the performance of one commodity under that economic rubric, namely rice.Indar told journalists that were the rice figures to be removed from the equation, then a non-rice manufacturing sector would reveal that the industry is in fact facing troubling times, since it would then reflect a negative growth.According to Indar, the current state of affairs will inevitably lead to greater job losses which would in turn lead to reduced consumption.The GCCI President pointed out that reduced consumption by a populace stricken by reduced or lost income will lead to reduced revenue companies and this would mean reduced taxes.He warned that in such a situation where the tax base is reduced, it will ultimately lead to a budget deficit which means Government will either have to increase taxes or “have to borrow money to run the country.”The GCCI President opined this to be an undesirable situation adding “we want to see the real sector kick-start.”He noted that oil and gas sector is still in its developmental stage and the country already has well established sectors of the economy already.Indar was firm in his conviction that these tradition sectors require urgent assistance on the part of the Administration in order to maintain economic gains until that time comes when there can be an influx of additional revenues from the oil and gas sector.“We have some traditional sectors and we should not abandon them,” he cautioned. Meanwhile, as it relates to the imminent presentation of the budget for the coming year, Indar told journalists the grouping has not yet met with the Minister but do look forward to an invitation to be consulted.The mid-year report – which was released by the Minister before the National Assembly – went into recess had also highlighted Government’s continued failure at using its annual budget for the provision of services to the nation, this, even as the country’s export earnings continue to decline and gold joining the list of commodities on the decline.In that report the Minister has also had to revise his overall projection for national growth downwards again.Of note in the report is that while many of the traditional sectors, such as sugar and forestry, continue to perform poorly, the gold sector which has been credited with keeping the economy buoyant in recent years, has now also begun to decline in terms of production and earnings from sales on the international markets.last_img read more