FIFA bans former top official Kattner for 10 years

first_img(REUTERS) – Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, a former leading official in the Zurich organisation, for 10 years and has fined him one million Swiss francs ($1.06M) after a probe into bonus payments.“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Markus Kattner, former FIFA Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, guilty of conflicts of interest and having abused his position, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” FIFA said in a statement yesterday.“The investigation into Mr Kattner covered various charges concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials (including Mr Kattner), various amendments to and extensions of employment contracts, reimbursement of private legal costs, and Mr Kattner’s duties as an official.”FIFA said in June, 2016, that an internal investigation revealed that Kattner, FIFA’s former Secretary General Jerome Valcke and the organisation’s ex-President Sepp Blatter had received 79 million Swiss francs ($81M) in compensation over five years, calling them “massive payouts”.Blatter, who led FIFA from 1998 until 2015, was banned from football for six years in February 2016, while Valcke is banned until 2028.The 45-year-old Kattner, who holds German and Swiss citizenship, joined FIFA as Director of Finance in 2003 and four years later became Deputy Secretary General.He became Acting Secretary General in September 2015, after the departure of Valcke, but was then fired in May 2016.According to the Ethics Committee’s final judgement, Kattner argued that the ethics process against him had not been fair and that he did not grant any bonus payments either to himself or to anyone else in the top management.The official can appeal the FIFA ban to the Court of Arbitration of Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.last_img read more

African Senior Athletics Championships Set for Record Attendance in Asaba

first_imgFifteen countries have already sent in their provisional list of athletes and officials ahead of the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships to be hosted in Asaba, Delta State.After scoring a big point with the hosting of the inaugural edition of the Africa Junior Athletics Championship in Warri, which is the best in the series till date, Delta State is set for another big mark this time with the flagship Africa Senior Athletics Championships.According to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba, a record attendance is expected at the event. Ogba said that for the first time in the history of the biennial athletics championship, all the countries in Africa would be represented in Asaba.“I can guarantee you that we will be having a historic championship in Asaba as every country will be represented. The LOC will be sponsoring two athletes from all the countries so you can be sure that everybody will be present,” the former president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria assured track and field aficionados.Ogba who played a key role in the successful hosting of first Africa Youth Championships which has served as a template in subsequent editions disclosed that the aim is to also make Asaba 2018 the best ever in the history of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships.“We want to set a new standard as far as the Africa Senior Athletics Championships is concerned, the goal is to make this edition as glamorous as the World Championships itself,” Ogba stressed.Aside from Nigeria that has entered 72 male, 69 female and 29 officials, the likes of Kenya, Algeria and Senegal are also planning a large contingent for the Athletics Championships in Asaba.Kenya has provisionally entered 34 male and 27 female athletes as well as 11 officials.Algeria has equally sent in entry for 31male and 29 female athletes on their roster with 17 officials,Senegal is coming with 30 male and 30 female athletes as well as nine officials.The Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championship is to take place at the Asaba Township Stadium between August 1 and 5.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, 2013

first_imgThe Wellington Fire/EMS incident report for Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, 2013:10/17             9:26 AM        Medical Emergency           1300 block North A10/17             10:23 AM      Medical Emergency           900 block S. Jefferson10/17             2:40 PM        Injury Accident                    1700 block E. 100th street10/17             3:35 PM        Transfer to Wichhita10/17             3:35 PM        Backhoe Fire                        80th Street in Rome10/17             6:13 PM        Medical Trauma                 50th Avenue & Seneca10/17             7:53 PM        Transfer to Wichita10/17             11:20 PM      Investigate Burning           30th & Maize Road10/18             12:43 PM      Medical Emergency           500 block E. 4th10/18             3:22 PM        Medical Trauma                 Oxford10/18             6:03 PM        Lift Assist                               800 block N. Woodlawn10/18             7:00 PM        Transfer to Oxford10/18             9:26 PM        Medical Emergency           500 block E. 4th10/19             6:33 AM        Medical Emergency           1100 block North B10/19             10:08 AM      Medical Trauma                 700 block S. Fair10/19             11:27 AM      Medical Emergency           Worden Park10/19             2:09 PM        Medical Emergency           800 block N. Woodlawn10/19             4:29 PM        Medical Emergency           500 block E. 4th10/19             4:51 PM        Medical Trauma                 Kansas Badlands10/19             10:24 PM      Injury Accident/Fire           40th Avenue & Maize Road10/20             4:53 AM        Medical Emergency           500 block N. Gardner10/20             5:02 PM        Medical Emergency           100 block E. 60th Avenue10/20             7:14 PM        Medical Trauma                 500 block N. Plum10/20             9:55 PM        Medical Trauma                 300 block North A Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more