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first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Barcelona’s rescheduled La Liga game at home to Real Madrid is set to take place on December 18 as both clubs came to an agreement after the match, due to be played on October 26, was postponed amidst violent political demonstrations in Catalonia.Following huge protests over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders, the league’s organising body made an official request to the RFEF this week for the ‘Clasico’ to be rearranged, which was approved yesterday.The federation ordered the two clubs to arrange a new date before a deadline of October 21, and the two sides said later yesterday they wanted the game to take place on December 18.“In light of the ruling which postpones the match between Barcelona and Real Madrid and states the clubs must agree a new date, Real Madrid wishes to communicate that the date proposed by both clubs is December 18,” said Real’s statement.In a separate statement, Barca said they had argued in favour of the game still taking place on October 26 and had opposed La Liga’s plan to move it from the Camp Nou to Real’s Santiago Bernabeu.Barca added that they had “utmost confidence in the civic and pacific attitude of its fans and members”, also apologising to supporters who were inconvenienced by the decision and saying tickets purchased would be refunded.Real coach Zinedine Zidane said he and his players would accept any new date for the fixture, also calling the images of violence in Catalonia “difficult”.Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags and chanting “freedom for political prisoners” joined marches across Catalonia yesterday, the fifth day of protests.Barcelona town hall said 700 garbage containers were set ablaze since protests began on Monday and estimated that the city had suffered damage totalling more than 1.5 million euros.An official from Barcelona town hall said around 10 trees were set on fire on Thursday. Regional police said 16 people were arrested across Catalonia on Thursday, while health officials said medical aid was provided to 42 people.Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, a former Barcelona player and their most successful ever manager, called on European countries to try to resolve the crisis.“The international community must help us to solve the conflict of Catalonia and Spain and we need a mediator from outside to sit in and talk,” he said in a news conference ahead of his side’s visit to Crystal Palace in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgRelatedVIDEO: Watch Floyd Mayweather Claim McGregor Is “Extremely Heavy”, Won’t “Make The Weight”August 22, 2017In “Sports”Mayweather v McGregor: Fight Will End Early And “Won’t Go The Distance”, Says MayweatherAugust 11, 2017In “Sports”VIDEO: Watch Jose Mourinho Give His Verdict On Mayweather Vs McGregor FightAugust 25, 2017In “Sports” The World Boxing Council (WBC) has created a special ‘Money’ belt ahead of the much-publicized bout involving Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor in Las Vegas.The belt contains 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 160 emeralds, approximately 3.3 pounds of 24-karat gold, alligator leather strap, and it also features the names of both combatants.The fight will be held under boxing rules, which on the surface provides an advantage to Mayweather and a huge challenge for mixed martial artists McGregor.The pair will make use of the approved use of 8oz gloves. Robert Byrd will be the referee for the fight, while Burt Clements, Dave Moretti, and Guido Cavalieri serve as judges.Each man would earn around one hundred million dollars ($100m); and will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on August 26, 2017.last_img read more

first_img Share Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles In a joint letter published by The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), it has been emphasised that gambling firms must place more focus upon commercial law and compliance.The letter follows the conclusion of a ‘joint programme’ between the UKGC and CMA, which investigated suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the remote gambling sector. In its mandate, the programme addresses a number of changes implemented by six operators following previous advice from the CMA.  Ladbrokes, William Hill, PT Entertainment, BGO, Jumpman Gaming and Progress Play have all committed “not to continue or repeat certain practices which the CMA considered were unfair. But the impact of this work has been felt across the entire sector.”The letter detailed: “Our joint work provided a sharp focus on aspects of online gambling and exposed significant shortcomings within the sector that had undermined consumer trust and confidence. “However, for you to comply fully with your consumer law and licensing responsibilities, you must go further than simply complying with the published undertakings. “You need to audit all your terms and conditions, examine your business systems and practices, embed compliance and, importantly, continually review these to ensure that you maintain high standards of consumer protection in the future. “We have seen indications of the wider sector working to make changes to the way in which promotions are constructed and promoted to consumers.”The CMA and UKGC have stressed that even though significant progress has been made by operators to ensure that compliance measures are adhered to, more still needs to be done in order to maintain consumer trust.“Making changes to promotions and withdrawal practices is an important start, but it is only one aspect of achieving compliance. More needs to be done by the sector to win back consumer trust. The best operators going forward will be those who lead by example, build on the work undertaken by the CMA and treat their customers fairly and responsibly.” StumbleUpon Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more