Is this a recession or isn’t it? Brown must decide and act now

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Europe Wants 16 Slots in Expanded 48-team World Cup

first_imgFIFA is expected to confirm the quotas for each continental governing body in May.Ceferin was speaking at a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Nyon. All members of the committee agreed with the proposals.Other proposals approved at Thursday’s meeting included:Limiting UEFA’s president and executive committee members to a maximum of three four-year terms.Granting membership of the committee to two European Club Association representatives.Ensuring UEFA competitions are selected through a transparent bidding process.FIFA’s members voted unanimously in favour of the World Cup expansion in January.The number of tournament matches will rise to 80, from 64, but the eventual winners will still play only seven games.The tournament will be completed within 32 days – a measure to appease powerful European clubs, who objected to reform because of a crowded international schedule.FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the World Cup has to be “more inclusive”, adding: “Football is more than just Europe and South America, football is global.”Speaking to the BBC at the time of the announcement, he said the decision on who would get the extra qualification slots would be “looked at speedily”.He added: “The only sure thing is that everyone will have a bit more representation than they have.”Speaking on Thursday, Ceferin said: “We can push and be outvoted, but we think it is realistic to ask for 16 slots at least, plus another condition that each European team is in different groups.“Then if it is true that we are so good, that quality is on our side, I think all 16 can qualify.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram European football’s governing body, UEFA, will ask for its teams to be given 16 places at the expanded 48-team 2026 World Cup.UEFA will also request that the European teams who do qualify are kept apart in the first stage.The new-look tournament will begin with an initial round of 16 three-team groups, with 32 qualifiers going through to the knockout stage.Thirteen European teams qualified for the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, which was won by Germany.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said the requests are “realistic”, and it is his desire for every European team to qualify from the first round.last_img read more

Yelich homers, Anderson solid as Brewers beat Twins 9-3

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:49 IST Yelich Homers, Anderson Solid As Brewers Beat Twins 9-3 Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s four homers, Brett Anderson pitched six strong innings and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Wednesday night Written By Associated Press Television News Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s four homers, Brett Anderson pitched six strong innings and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Wednesday night.Avisaíl García, Ryan Braun and Keston Hiura also homered as Milwaukee tied a season high in runs and home runs a night after nearly being no-hit by Twins starter Kenta Maeda. The Brewers also earned seven walks.Anderson (1-2) posted his longest outing of the season, giving up five hits and a run with five strikeouts.Minnesota left-hander Rich Hill (1-1) allowed four runs, four hits, and three walks in 2 2/3 innings after being reinstated from the injured list.Hill cruised through the first two innings on just 16 pitches, but he couldn’t finish the third in his second start of the season after being sidelined 19 games with left shoulder fatigue.The first of Hill’s three walks in the third started the onslaught. Hill let out a loud expletive after walking Orlando Arcia, and Braun followed with his first home run of the season. García singled home two more runs, ending Hill’s night early.Yelich homered to start the scoring in a four-run fifth inning. Braun singled in front of Yelich’s sixth homer of the year. In his past 10 games, Yelich is hitting .324 with three homers and eight RBIs. The 2018 NL MVP hit .037 in his first six games of the season.García hit his second home run of the season and Hiura connected for his sixth off position player Ehire Adrianza pitching in the ninth.Anderson was in cruise control for his best outing in his first season with Milwaukee. He allowed an RBI single to Eddie Rosario in the second and worked around two hits in the fourth. He hadn’t pitched more than 4 1/3 innings in his first three starts of the year.FREE PASSESTwins pitchers entered the day with the fourth-fewest walks of any team in the majors that had played at least 20 games. Lewis Thorpe added three walks in four innings of relief as Minnesota issued a season-high in free passes.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: C Mitch Garver was replaced by Alex Avila after striking out in the sixth. Garver grabbed his side after the swing, and the team said he has right side soreness. … 2B Luis Arraez was held out of Wednesday’s game with what Rocco Baldelli termed “patellar soreness” in his left knee. Baldelli said Arraez has been dealing with the issue over the course of the season. Arraez, who was pulled from Tuesday’s game, had imaging on the knee done on Wednesday that showed a “lighter issue,” according to Baldelli.UP NEXTRHP Brandon Woodruff (1-1, 3.16 ERA) will start the series finale for Milwaukee on Thursday. Minnesota counters with RHP José Berríos (1-3, 5.92). Woodruff allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last start against the Chicago Cubs and hasn’t finished the fifth inning in his past two outings. Berríos has given up eight runs in 9 1/3 innings over his past two starts.Image credits: AP First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:49 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

East entrance to Woods Park to be closed today

first_imgSumner Newscow report — BNSF will be replacing track panels over the east entrance to Woods Park today and will be closing a section of the road near the Wellington Municipal Golf Course maintenance building for most of the day.  Entrance to Woods Park will only be open on the west end.Follow us on Twitter. 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 WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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