Sowrey, who left in December after only five months on the job, came to the governing body from the consulting company Accenture. He acknowledged he had little experience dealing with the politics that drive international sports federations but he brought business acumen. He said: “The board felt I was way too aggressive. They basically voted me out. I didn’t resign. The board finally told me to leave.” … [Read more...] about Ex-World Sailing chief ‘voted out for trying to oust polluted Olympic venue’
Farewell whatsapp message to colleagues after resignation
The club are reported to have held talks with Benfica and Monaco over loan moves for the midfielder Andreas Samaris and the defender Antonio Barreca. Almirón is an attacking midfielder who has 12 caps and played for clubs in his homeland and Argentina before joining Atlanta in 2016. … [Read more...] about Newcastle close to record deal to sign Miguel Almirón from Atlanta
But there was widespread sympathy for the protest. Some Brazilians are switching their support to other teams as a mark of protest. André de Magalhães Gomes said he had always previously backed the Seleção (Brazilian team) but today he joined the demonstration wearing an Argentina shirt. "Brazil shouldn't be hosting the World Cup. Fifa just like to pick the most corrupt nation." … [Read more...] about Anti-World Cup protests in Brazilian cities mark countdown to kick-off
The decision to tell most non-essential personnel and the families of all American staff at the US embassy in the capital, Sana'a, to leave is a sign of Washington's increasing concern about the situation in Yemen, where street battles between supporters and opponents of the Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, raged for a third day. The clashes have left at least 41 dead and dozens badly injured. … [Read more...] about US diplomats told to leave Yemen
"I don't think there is any way there won't be a power struggle," said Rosemary Hollis, professor of Middle East policy studies at City University, London. "You have those who did the bulk of the fighting and lost lives and limbs, and those who did the necessary task of doing the diplomacy and so spent much of the time abroad, and those who have cropped up in the last week – those for whom capture or trial is an appalling prospect. There will be score settling." … [Read more...] about A new chapter for Libya, but will the victors stay united?