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first_imgFIFA ethics judges open case against Valcke ZURICH (AP): FIFA ethics judges have formally opened a case against Jerome Valcke, who faces a nine-year ban from football. The ethics committee’s judging chamber says it “decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings” against FIFA’s former secretary general after studying a prosecution file sent by ethics investigators. The judges acted one day after extending Valcke’s 90-day interim ban by 45 days. Valcke is charged with several violations of the FIFA code of ethics while serving as President Sepp Blatter’s top aide since 2007. The charges include accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. The judges gave no details of the case, citing Valcke’s “privacy rights and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty”. Man United recall winger DORTMUND, Germany (AP): Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj was returning to Manchester United yesterday after his one-year loan spell at Borussia Dortmund was cut short after half a season. The Bundesliga side confirmed that the clubs agreed on “an immediate return”, and that the “last contractual details between the parties are being sorted out”. The 20-year-old Januzaj joined Dortmund at the end of the last transfer period but failed to make his mark with the side. He played just 166 minutes as a substitute in six Bundesliga games, managing four shots at goal, and scoring none. He played two full games in five Europa League appearances for Dortmund, but again didn’t score. Football’s rule-makers discuss approving video replay trials LONDON (AP): Soccer’s rule-makers are discussing whether to approve trials of video replays to assist referees who find it harder to keep up with the faster, modern game. The International Football Association Board first approved technology in 2012 that was limited to systems determining whether the ball crossed the goal-line. But the FIFA-dominated panel met yesterday in London to decide whether to allow the first official in-game tests with video replay systems that could, for example, help to inform referees on whether a penalty should be awarded, a player should be sent off, or consider violent conduct they might have missed. It is “physically harder for referees to keep up,” and high-tech assistance is proving essential, English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said. Kiwis beat Lankans by three runs in T20 MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP): Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson each made half centuries in a 101-run opening partnership to help New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by three runs in the first Twenty20 international between the teams yesterday. Guptill scored 58 from 34 balls to give New Zealand the high-tempo start they needed after Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first. Williamson supported him with 53 from 42 balls to lead New Zealand to 182-4. In reply, Danushka Gunathilaka made 46 and Milinda Siriwardana 42 to help Sri Lanka keep things close into the final over.last_img read more


first_imgCharlie Boyle is welcomed home by some of those who came to his rescue!EXCLUSIVE: A well-known Donegal bus-driver was left trapped for three hours after his quad bike toppled over on him.Glenveagh National Park bus-driver Charlie Boyle went to feed his sheep at 7.30am on Monday morning on Kilmore Mountain, Churchill.Charlie suspected he had broken his leg and couldn’t move the quad. He had accidentally left his phone at home on the kitchen counter as he rushed out and had no way of raising the alarm.Charlie was due at work at 9am and suspicions were raised when the well-known driver failed to show.Tres Connaghan (Alcorn) immediately suspected something was wrong and contacted her own brother Trevor to check Charlie’s home.Trevor found Charlie’s house empty but the lights were on and his car was still at the house. Trevor contacted Charlie’s brother James and they were told the route Charlie took to feed his sheep by another local man Dan Friel.James and Trevor managed to get half-way up Kilmore Mountain before their jeep became stuck leaving them to scour the ground on foot.The searchers, joined by Mark Alcorn and Dan Friel, eventually found trapped Charlie who had a suspected broken leg.The men got Charlie to safety and brought him home where he had a badly sprained ankle.Charlie’s brother James, a well-known Donegal County Council Engineer, paid tribute to Tres and Trevor Alcorn and all who helped find his brother. “It could have been much worse had Tres not suspected something and made that phonecall.“Charlie was completely trapped under the quad and he would never have got out. He’s a very lucky man.“I would say to people not to be frightened and not to be afraid to report when someone does not turn up when they say they will,” said James.Charlie is recovering and said the sound of Trevor Alcorn’s voice after three hours being trapped under his quad was the best sound he has ever heard! POPULAR BUS DRIVER RESCUED AFTER QUAD TRAP NIGHTMARE was last modified: March 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Charlie Boyleglenveagh national parkquadlast_img read more