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first_imgWebb removed GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Island (CMC): Jeffrey Webb, the disgraced former president of CONCACAF, has finally been removed as president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA). CIFA made the announcement in a statement issued after an emergency meeting of its executive Monday night which followed Webb’s guilty plea in a probe into corruption in international football. Webb initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but US Department of Justice officials revealed last week that he has switched his plea and agreed to forfeit more than US$6 million of ill-gotten gains. Putin moves to end WCup 2018 delays MOSCOW (AP): President Vladimir Putin has demanded delays in construction of 2018 World Cup projects be quickly overcome. After chairing a meeting on Russia’s preparations yesterday, Putin says there have been “certain difficulties” at various facilities, and he highlighted the Baltic port of Kaliningrad, where “delays there should be fixed as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

Pakistan militant killed in J&K

first_imgA Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was killed in a counter-militancy operation in Handwara, north Kashmir, on Thursday.A police spokesman said security forces cordoned off Batapora village after receiving ‘credible leads’ on the presence of militants. . “During searches, a militant opened fire and the search party retaliated. In the encounter that followed, the militant, who was identified as a Pakistani national, was killed,” said the police.last_img

Mason Rudolph Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! It’s about time!Mason Rudolph snagged his first Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors of the year on Monday after a 20/28 for 395 and three total TDs performance against Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon in Stillwater.Rudolph’s numbers for the season now look like this:65%3,381 yards27 total TDs4 INTJust preposterous statistics for the junior from South Carolina who is now 20-5 as a starting QB for OSU. It is Rudolph’s second Offensive Player of the Week award in the last two years and the second for Oklahoma State as a team. James Washington had one after the Pitt game back in mid-September.I imagine Rudolph going to class like this today.When you get your first Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week award of the season. pic.twitter.com/fGuHVHXr1G— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 14, 2016last_img read more

Facebook has acquired intellectual property specia

first_imgFacebook has acquired intellectual property specialist Source3 in a bid to clamp down on copyrighted content uploaded to the social network.Source3 claims to “recognise, organise and analyse” branded intellectual property in user-generated content – spanning genres including sports, music, entertainment and fashion.The company’s end-to-end platform was built to manage online IP and establish relationships with brands and will now be taken in-house by Facebook.“Today, we wanted to let everyone know that we’ve decided to continue our journey with Facebook,” said the company in a post on its website.“We’re excited to bring our IP, trademark and copyright expertise to the team at Facebook and serve their global community of two billion people, who consume content, music, videos and other IP every day.”The news comes after Facebook last year launched new video matching technology to help its rights owners “protect the content they own”.The Rights Manager tools that were brought in were designed to help publishers and creators manage and protect their video content on Facebook at scale.“With Rights Manager, we want to give video publishers the confidence that their content is protected across Facebook, as well as provide them with increased flexibility and greater control over the use of their video,” said Facebook in a blog post at the time.The social network has put increased emphasis on video in recent years. In May Reuters reported that Facebook had agreed deals with BuzzFeed, Vox Media, Group Nine Media for a forthcoming video service made up of long- and short-form content interspersed with ads.last_img read more