first_imgPrimarily, joint actions will focus on market intelligence and innovation and data exchange, in order to ultimately obtain more accurate and precise models of tourism global trends. This will help in decision-making, the creation of data-driven policies aimed at sustainable recovery and the future development of tourism. Due to the partnership between the UNWTO and the Expedia Group, both sides will share data on tourism trends and developments, both globally and locally. – From the very beginning of this crisis, the UNWTO has been a strong advocate of close cooperation between the public and private sectors. This enhanced partnership will help improve our knowledge of global tourism trends, enabling us to respond to new challenges and lead the recovery of tourism. It will also help us put innovation and sustainability at the heart of this recovery, ensuring that tourism is stronger than before, said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. So the two sides signed Memorandum of Understanding which will work together on a range of topics, with the common goal of fostering recovery and making the sector more resilient and sustainable. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work with the Expedia Group to strengthen public-private relations and encourage tourism to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. last_img read more

first_imgHe was accused of accepting Rp 11.5 billion in bribes and an additional Rp 8.64 billion in gratuities from a number of ministry and KONI officials.The bribe was reportedly given through Imam’s personal assistant, Miftahul Ulum, who was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison on June 15.In response to his sentence, Imam said he would consider whether to file an appeal. He continued to deny any involvement in the case.”In the name of God and the Prophet [Muhammad], I did not receive the Rp 11.5 billion,” Imam told the bench as quoted by kompas.com.In addition to Imam and Miftahul, the KPK named five other suspects in the case: former KONI secretary-general Ending Fuad Hamidy, KONI treasurer Johnny E. Awuy and ministry officials Mulyana, Adhi Purnomo and Eko Triyanto. They have all been convicted. (afr)Topics : The Jakarta Corruption Court sentenced former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi to seven years in prison on Monday for his involvement in a bribery case pertaining to a grant to the Indonesian Sports Council (KONI).Imam was also ordered to pay a fine of Rp 400 million (US$28,074), which would be substituted for another three months of imprisonment if he failed to pay.“Defendant Imam Nahrawi has been found guilty of corruption, together and continuously [with other parties],” presiding judge Rosmina said on Monday. The court also ordered Imam to pay Rp 18.1 billion in restitution within a month after the verdict became legally binding. If he failed to pay, the court would auction his assets to cover the restitution.Imam’s right to run for public office has been suspended for four years after he finishes serving his prison sentence.The sentence is lighter than the prosecutors’ demand of 10 years, a Rp 500 million fine and Rp 19.1 billion in restitution. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had accused Imam of accepting bribes during his term as sports minister from 2014 to 2019 to ensure his approval of a grant proposed by KONI to supervise several athletic events in 2018, including the 2018 Asian Games and the Asian Para Games.last_img read more

first_imgMay 22/99: W (Juuko) — $400,000 Sep 11/99: W (Genera) — $500,000 Mar 18/00: W (Vargas) — $750,000 Oct 21/00: W (Augustus) — $250,000 Jan 20/01: W (Corrales) — $1,500,000 May 26/01: W (Hernandez) — $2,200,000 Nov 10/01: W (Chavez) — $1,800,000 Apr 20/02: W (Castillo) — $2,200,000 Dec 7/02: W (Castillo) — $2,400,000 Apr 19/03: W (Sosa) — $2,800,000 Nov 1/03: W (N’dou) — $3,000,000 Read Also: Mayweather’s uncle Roger Mayweather dies at 58 Dec 8/07: W (Hatton) — $38,000,000 Sep 19/09: W (Marquez) — $25,000,000 May 1/10: W (Mosley) — $40,000,000 Sep 17/11: W (Ortiz) — $40,000,000 May 5/12: W (Cotto) — $45,000,000 May 4/13: W (Guerrero) — $34,000,000 Sep 14/13: W (Alvarez) — $73,000,000 Mar 3/14: W (Maidana) — $32,000,000 Sept 13/14: W (Maidana) — $32,000,000 Mar 2/15: W (Pacquiao) — $250,000,000 Sept 12/15: W (Berto) — $32,000,000 Aug 27/17: W (McGregor) — $100,000,000 Career Earnings (disclosed): $807,954,000 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 According to The Sports Daily, not all of the payouts from Mayweather’s fights are available online. However, the publication claims that the boxing legend is ‘thought to have earned five-digit purses for his first batch of fights.’ Posted below are the earnings from Mayweather’s boxing matches. Oct 11/96: W (Apodaca) — $2,500 Nov 30/96: W (Sanders) — N/A Jan 18/97: W (Cooper) — $7,500 Feb 1/97: W (Ayala) — N/A Mar 12/97: W (Rodriguez) — N/A Apr 12/97: W (Giepart) — $5,000 May 9/97: W (Duran) — $2,000 Jun 14/97: W (O’Shields) — N/A Jul 12/97: W (Chavez) — N/A Sep 6/97: W (Leija) — N/A Oct 14/97: W (Garcia) — N/A Nov 20/97: W (Nunez) — N/A Jan 9/98: W (Arroyo) — N/A Feb 28/98: W (Girard) — N/A Mar 23/98: W (Melo) — N/A Apr 18/98: W (Cuello) — N/A Jun 14/98: W (Pep) — N/A Oct 3/98: W (Hernandez) — $137,000 Dec 19/98: W (Manfredy) — $500,000 Feb 17/99: W (Rios) — N/A Loading… center_img May 22/04: W (Corley) — $3,000,000 Jan 22/05: W (Bruseles) — N/A Jun 25/05: W (Gatti) — $3,200,000 Nov 19/05: W (Mitchell) — $4,300,000 Apr 8/06: W (Judah) — $5,000,000 Nov 4/06: W (Baldomir) — $8,000,000 May 5/07: W (De La Hoya) — $25,000,000 Ex-boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather earned over a staggering $800m across his illustrious fighting career. The 43-year-old American star retired with an unblemished record of 50 wins and no losses after his sensational crossover fight with Conor McGregor in 2017. And The Sports Daily has revealed how much cash ‘Money’ earned from his decorated career. Mayweather’s first professional fight against Roberto Apodaca in 1996 only earned him $2,500. But fast-forward to his final fight and the undefeated former boxer pocketed an eye-watering $100m from his blockbuster clash with McGregor. Promoted Content10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

first_imgSt. Nicholas 7th/8th Grade Teams defeated St. Michaels on Monday, August 25 at St. Nick’s home gym at Milan Elementary.7th grade team won in 2 sets with scores of 25-16 and 25-14.The 8th grade won in 2 sets with scores of 25-20 and 25-7.For regular season play, both teams are undefeated with a record of 2-0.Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg.last_img

first_img The Brazilian defender had a horrible display in Wednesday’s defeat to Manchester City and pundits are claiming his time in the Premier League is up.Advertisement David Luiz says he wants to stay at Arsenal but that a decision has not yet been made regarding his future. read also:To win a tournament is not just flowers – David Luiz’s But Luiz says coach Mikel Arteta wants him to remain at the club and that they are waiting on the club to decide what happens. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

first_imgALTHOUGH Rahkeem Cornwall’s 10-wicket haul in a nine-wicket win for the West Indies over Afghanistan in Lucknow, India, is a great start, it is just one part of the game. The all-rounder wants to get his batting right for the regional side.Speaking after the game against Afghanistan where his 7-75 and 3-46 were instrumental in bringing the West Indies victory, Cornwall said while he was happy with his performance, he does want improvements with the bat.“Runs will come, hope to put in a good performance with the bat as well,” he said.Cricket West Indies (CWI) selectors came in for some criticism about picking Cornwall for the regional side despite his good performances in first-class cricket. Detractors questioned the burly all-rounder’s fitness.But Cornwall seems to have silenced those critics with some inspired spells of bowling, and has earned some new supporters, he is happy to have on board.“Everyone at home is full of joy. They are celebrating at home. Just want to say thanks for the support,” he said.Cornwall believes that his debut in a home series against India helped go a long way towards the performance that saw him destroy Afghanistan.“The India series was a good one. Pitches back home are similar, so the India series helped,” he said.While Cornwall has done well with the ball and even survived some acid tests over his fitness in the field, he has not done well with the bat just yet.The all-rounder wants to change that and believes it is only a matter of time before he shows what he can do with the willow for the West Indies. “Runs will come. (I) hope to put in a good performance with the bat as well.” (Sportsmax)last_img read more

first_imgAs the Wisconsin football team prepares for a critical matchup against Indiana Saturday, the biggest question mark is still attached to the quarterback position.Wisconsin (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) head coach Bret Bielema focused on this issue in detail during his weekly press conference Monday, saying he will let the team know Tuesday who will earn the starting nod against Indiana (4-5, 2-3). He will not publicly announce his starter ahead of the game, leaving plenty of speculation as to whether Danny O’Brien or Curt Phillips will take the opening snap.Bielema added both O’Brien and Phillips practiced “extremely well” last week. But regardless of who lines up under center, UW’s head coach said both know what the coaches expect of them at quarterback.“They just have to do the little things well – take care of the football, move the chains, hit the guy that’s open, make the correct call at the line of scrimmage, get us out of a bad call, be able to handle the flow of the game,” Bielema said. “Those things all kind of can be simulated during practice, but you have to base a lot off what you see during the game.”Bielema added it was more the steady play of Stave than the shaky play of O’Brien that allowed the redshirt freshman to take over the starting role midway through the third game of the season.“I wouldn’t say (O’Brien) slid down as much as other people moved up. Joel proved to us he deserves the opportunity to get in there,” Bielema said. “That’s when I made the transition to where we are today.”Along with the quarterbacks, the wide receivers have also dealt with their own set of injuries. Jeff Duckworth, the hero of the Big Ten Championship game last year, and Chase Hammond, a player who has shown flashes of potential this year, have all fought off injuries this year according to Bielema.Awaiting the Badgers Saturday is a rejuvenated Hoosiers team with a high-scoring offense. In its second year under head coach Kevin Wilson, the fast-paced spread attack is moving the chains efficiently against Big Ten defenses.Indiana’s scheme is different from that of many teams the Badgers have faced so far this year, as they play at a higher tempo – one that could create problems for the UW defense.Wisconsin has four or five defensive players that rotate in the defensive tackle and defensive end positions who only play 10 to 12 snaps during the game. But the up-tempo style may not leave enough time for those planned substitutions.Indiana’s defense has also been playing well coming into this week and will line up against a UW offensive line that will have Ricky Wagner starting at left tackle after missing two games..“You’ve got to be able to get rid of the football when you’ve got pressure,” Bielema said. “By that same account, you’ve got to be sound in their protections.”Having the week off has been crucial for the Badgers as key pieces – notably Wagner and defensive end Tyler Dippel – had time to heal injuries and returned to practice during the bye week.Dippel will add depth to a defense that has generally looked impressive this year, as each of the team’s three losses this year have come by three points. But Bielema said the defense is trying to improve its reputation of giving up key scores late in games.“Case in point would be our last game [against Michigan State],” Bielema said. “You’re only as good as your last, and you only are remembered for how you finish games. We obviously weren’t able to close it out the way we wanted.”As the calendar flips to November, the Badgers are about to enter the most important stretch of the season. With the Big Ten Championship game in UW’s sights, there is not much room for error this weekend.A win over Indiana will secure the Badgers a spot in the Big Ten Championship game, while a loss will leave Wisconsin and Indiana tied, with the Hoosiers holding the tiebreaker. UW still has games remaining against Ohio State and Penn State to finish out the regular season.“Since I’ve been here and the past three years, the month of November are all big games,” Bielema said. “It doesn’t matter what your opponent is or who it is, the games in the month of November matter.”The games may be gaining importance for where Wisconsin lands this bowl season, but the head coach said it is not changing his squad’s preparation. “We have a three-game schedule that we have to complete before we move on to the next phase of our season,” he said. “And I think they’ll take it as a one-game approach, as they have every year here in November and hopefully have a positive result.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Offaly man carded an opening round of 69.Rory McIlroy ended the day on 2-over par.Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and American Dustin Johnson share a one shot lead on 5-under. Tiger Woods shot his worst ever round at the US Open – his 80 leaves him on 10-over par.last_img

first_img“I am proud of the medal we brought home to Nigeria from the Olympics Football Tournament in Brazil in 2016, but my big aim is to win something with the Super Eagles. I am really looking forward to that.With an Olympic football event bronze already in his possession following Dream Team IV third place finish at Rio 2016, the hard-tackling defender said it was amazing representing Nigeria at the senior level.“It has been amazing to represent Nigeria for some years now, putting on the green-white-green with pride,” Ekong told the NFF official website.Months after the 2018 World Cup ended in Russia, Ekong is still wondering how Nigeria failed to progress from the Group D pairing that also had Argentina, Iceland and runner-ups, Croatia.“It was hard for all of us not to make progress from the group stage at the World Cup. But I still look back with pride about the team because our outing in Russia has definitely made us hungrier to qualify for the 2019 AFCON and to go all the way there.”After Nigeria won the AFCON 2013 in South Africa and failed back-to-back to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 respectively, Ekong wants the coveted African trophy as compensation for not making appreciable impact at Russia 2018.Nigeria will reopen the campaign to qualify for the AFCON 2019 with an away fixture against Seychelles on Saturday. Last year, Eagles fell 0-2 to South Africa in Uyo while Libya trounced Seychelles 5-1 to take the driver’s seat of the group B.After the away tie in Victoria, Seychelles Eagles will face Libya in back-to-back games in October before taking on South Africa.“It will be a hard job in the next two months and I know the boys and staff are taking these games very serious. But of course, I believe if we perform at our optimum, we will garner the points from the remaining matches and qualify for the final tournament.“We have demonstrated now that when Nigeria plays at its best there aren’t many teams we have to fear,” stressed Ekong who switched from Turkey to Italy this summer window.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeDependable Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, has said that will not be fulfilled as a footballer till he wins a major trophy with the Nigerian senior national team.The Udinese player who along with Leon Balogun formed Eagles’ famed ‘Oyinbo Wall’ insisted at the weekend that he was looking forward to winning a major honour with Nigeria.last_img read more

first_img Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon UK bookmakers could secure compensation for previous tax charges made against gambling machines, after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) lost its long-standing dispute against Rank Group and Betfred.Last Friday, an Upper Tribunal led by Justice Anthony Mann and Judge Thomas Scott ruled in favour of the betting firms who had long disputed HMRC’s classification of VAT charges on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). Rank and Betfred had formerly contested HMRC VAT charges on FOBTs wagering by underlining that tax exemptions were in accordance with EU taxation policy on lottery and gambling products ‘subject to conditions and limitations laid down by each Member State’.Following EU precedent on ‘fiscal neutrality’, Rank Group targeted compensation on VAT gambling machine duties paid between 2002 and 2005, adding that exemption could be claimed against the provisions of HMRC’s ‘1994 Value Added Tax Act’. Similarly, Betfred had disputed HMRC VAT charges on FOBTS made between 2005 and 2013. The bookmaker stated that HMRC had made no distinction in the ‘supply of games’ available through FOBTs, and therefore it could claim exemption on certain casino games in line with industry’s taxation policy. Despite its original dispute with Rank Plc, HMRC did not update its UK gambling VAT legislation until January 2013 to cover FOBTs provisions.  HMRC had previously lost two separate challenges against the bookmakers, who had won appeals sanctioned by the UK’s First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) court. Settling HMRC’s challenge, the UK Upper Tribunal had chosen to treat its separate appeals as a single issue. Betfred issued the following statement on the Upper Tribunal’s decision: “This is a historical tax case where the Upper Tribunal has agreed with the original court decision in July 2018 that licensed betting offices were wrongly charged VAT on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals between 2005 and 2013 before the introduction of machine games duty. “We will not be making any further comment as HMRC is still able to seek permission to have an appeal on the matter heard by the Court of Appeal.” Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more