Swiss legal chief faces sack over Infantino meetings

A Swiss parliamentary commission on Wednesday decided to open proceedings that could see the country’s attorney-general dismissed as part of an investigation over a number of alleged secret meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Head of the Swiss Parliamentary judicial committee Andrea Caroni prior to the hearing The commission voted by 13 votes to four to initiate a case against Michael Lauber. It is “due to a well-founded suspicion of serious violation of the duties of office either intentionally or by gross negligence”, explained the president of the commission, Andrea Caroni. If, at the end of the procedure, the commission finds that the suspicions are confirmed, it will submit a proposal for dismissal to parliament who will decide on the sacking. Otherwise, the procedure will be closed, the commission said in a statement. Lauber came out of the building, where Wednesday’s proceedings were held in private, simply declaring: “It went very well”. According to the report, Lauber, 54, was in charge of matters related to the notorious corruption scandal at FIFA. However, he “violated several duties of office” by meeting Infantino on three occasions in 2016 and 2017. Loading… “On several occasions, Mr. Lauber did not speak the truth, acted unfairly, violated the code of conduct and obstructed the investigation,” argued the monitoring authority. Lauber has staunchly defended himself. “The fundamental principles of the rule of law are being thrown overboard,” said Lauber, in his appeal to the Administrative Court at the end of April, and reported on Saturday by sections of the Swiss media. He accused the members of the judicial commission of being “biased” and of demonstrating “a bias” against him. Lauber said they were dealing “in speculation and (had) a constant disregard for all the facts and extenuating circumstances.” FIFA president Gianni Infantino Read Also: NBA to issue guidelines around June 1 on recalling players – report FIFA has never denied the meetings between Infantino and Lauber, explaining that they were intended to show that the international football federation, which has the status of complainant in certain procedures, was “ready to collaborate with Swiss justice”. But the legal vagueness in which these meetings took place has raised questions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksLittle Georgie Henley Has Grown Into A Beautiful Swan!6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO read more

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Cricket News Disappointing to see cricket being targeted after Pulwama attack: Sarfaraz Ahmed

first_imgKarachi: Sarfaraz Ahmed is ‘disappointed’ that cricket is being targeted after the Pulwama terror attack and said the high-profile India-Pakistan World Cup game should go ahead as planned despite calls for the match’s boycott from several quarters of the neighbouring country. The Pakistan captain insisted that sports should never be mixed with politics and said in the interest of the cricket crazy fans of both the countries, the match should be played.”The India and Pakistan match should be played as per schedule as there are millions of people who want to watch this game. I just don’t think cricket should be targeted for political gains,” Sarfaraz told the CricketPakistan.com.pk website.”It is disappointing to see cricket being targeted after the Pulwama incident. I don’t recall Pakistan ever mixing sports with politics,” he said.  The fate of the much-anticipated World Cup match to be held on June 16 at the Old Trafford lies in limbo after several former Indian cricketers called for its boycott in the aftermath of the ghastly terror attack that killed more than 40 CRPF personnel. “Sports should just be taken as sports,” Sarfaraz added.The call to boycott the match has come from some prominent names in Indian cricket such as senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and former captain Mohammed Azharuddin.But offering a different view, batting great Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar have stated that India should not hand over points to Pakistan by boycotting the game. They, however, advocated continued shunning of bilateral cricket ties.The Committee of Administrators (CoA) running Indian cricket also decided against taking any stand on the World Cup clash against Pakistan, but urged the ICC and other nations to “sever ties” with countries from where “terrorism emanates”.Former Pakistan captain and batting great Javed Miandad too was of the view that the game shouldn’t be targeted.”I felt bad after hearing about our pictures being removed from their (Indian) stadiums. Now this talk of boycotting the World Cup. I think India need to understand they can face consequences of such an action,” Miandad said. “I don’t understand the mindset. Do they really think they (India) can get away without playing the World Cup match?” he asked. He said India need to change its policy of mixing sports with politics. “I just hope better sense prevails,” the Pakistan cricketer said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Garcetti, Greuel face off in live debate at HSC

first_imgThe runoff election for Los Angeles mayor took center stage Monday night at the first of two mayoral debates to be hosted by the University of Southern California.City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel faced off at the debate, held at Louis B. Mayer Auditorium on USC’s Health Sciences Campus. The debate was co-hosted by NBC4 and its Spanish-language partner, Telemundo52, along with KPCC 89.3 and the Sol Price School of Public Policy.NBC4 chief political reporter Conan Nolan moderated the debate and was joined on stage by three panelists who presented questions throughout the debate: Jack H. Knott, dean of USC Price; Frank Stoltze, KPCC crime and politics reporter; and Ana Patricia Candiani, Telemundo52 news anchor.Detailed debate · Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti speaks to media after the debate (top). Candidate Wendy Greuel speaks during the debate (bottom). Both articulated different platforms during the debate at HSC. – Courtesy of McClatchy-Tribune CampusThe debate covered a wide range of issues facing the city, including jobs and the economy, pension reform, a growing budget problem, education policy, public transportation and safety.For two candidates who many view to be similar on policy, each went into Monday night’s debate hoping to draw distinctions in leadership qualities and communication skills.For Greuel, who trailed Garcetti by 10 points in a Price/Los Angeles Times poll released Sunday, the importance of last night’s debate could not be overstated.Early on, Greuel demonstrated a strategy built on personal experience and highlighting the failures of her opponent. Greuel singled out what she called mishaps during Garcetti’s city-council term in her first two opportunities to speak.At other times, Greuel heavily cited her experience in the public and private sector and the endorsement of her campaign by former President Bill Clinton, but had to be redirected to the question at hand on more than one occasion by the panelists.Garcetti also openly criticized Greuel for what he felt were personal attacks.“These personal attacks are the signs of a desperate and losing campaign,” Garcetti said. “Let’s get back to the issues.”Garcetti drew on his tenure as city councilman to boost his record, particularly on the issue of the Los Angeles economy. Garcetti also demonstrated a focused and methodical approach to each question, answering with specific and organized policy proposals, and emphasized strengths, such as his track record in stimulating the workforce.“In the midst of the recession, my district was No. 1 in job growth,” Garcetti said.Students who attended the debate shared different perspectives about the issues most important to them, but many agreed that Garcetti was more effective in communicating his stance overall.“I think Councilman Garcetti won the debate — his point of view was very sharp, and he has a good perspective on job growth,” said Xiaolong Feng, a master’s student in urban planning. “To me, the issue of transportation is most important because my major is transportation  planning. Many foreign students rely on public transit, so that is also very important to us.”Nandini Ruparel, a sophomore majoring in English, said the issue regarding public transportation also resonated most with her.“As a USC student, the public transportation issue is really important, especially to students without cars,” Ruparel said.The second mayoral debate will be held at the Galen Center on May 5.last_img read more

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