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Copa Libertadores remaining: Boca Juniors’ bid to postpone match rejected by Cas – NEWPAPER24

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Copa Libertadores remaining: Boca Juniors’ bid to postpone match rejected by Cas

2018-12-08 15:03:47

Boca Juniors followers give group an enormous send-off earlier than postponed remaining

Boca Juniors have had a late try and postpone Sunday’s Copa Libertadores remaining second leg rejected by the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

Boca need opponents River Plate to be disqualified from the competitors, and requested for the match to be put again whereas Cas thought of its determination.

The tie was first postponed final month after River followers attacked the Boca group bus because it travelled to the sport.

It is going to now be held at Actual Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday (19:30 GMT).

You may observe dwell textual content commentary of the match on the Newpaper24 Sport web site and app.

The primary leg of the South American equal of the Champions League remaining ended 2-2, and the return match was billed as the most important membership match within the 127-year historical past of Argentine soccer.

However Boca gamers suffered cuts from the glass from damaged home windows within the assault as they travelled to the River Plate stadium, and had been additionally affected by the tear fuel utilized by police to disperse the crowds.

Boca had requested Conmebol, South American soccer’s governing physique, to ban River from the competitors following the violent scenes.

When that was rejected, Boca went to Conmebol’s courtroom of attraction, which backed the preliminary determination.

The membership then took the case to Cas, additionally asking it to contemplate “an pressing request for provisional measure” to droop Sunday’s recreation.

Cas stated on Saturday the sport ought to go forward – however added it could proceed to contemplate whether or not River needs to be suspended.

Earlier this week, Boca ahead Carlos Tevez stated it was “embarrassing for the individuals” to see the ultimate moved to Spain.

The Argentina worldwide informed Newpaper24 World Service Sport: “They took away our dream of taking part in the ultimate in our nation.”

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Pope demotes two cardinals over sexual abuse scandals – NEWPAPER24

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2018-12-12 15:02:25

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Picture caption Cardinal Pell faces trial in Australia on intercourse abuse costs

Two cardinals dealing with allegations linked to sexual abuse have been faraway from Pope Francis’s interior circle, the Vatican mentioned.

Australia’s George Pell and Chile’s Francisco Javier Errazuriz will not sit on the Council of Cardinals, arrange by the pope as a global recommendation physique.

The pair had been absent from the final assembly of the group in September.

A spokesperson mentioned the Pope wrote to them each in October to thank them.

Cardinal Pell, who stays the Vatican treasurer, faces trial on sexual abuse costs in Australia – accusations the cardinal strenuously denies.

His Chilean colleague, Francisco Javier Errazuriz, faces accusations that he lined up alleged youngster abuse whereas serving as Archbishop of Santiago, claims he additionally denies.

  • Cardinal Pell prone to face two trials
  • ‘How I escaped the priest who abused me for many years’

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya has additionally left the group, spokesman Greg Burke mentioned. The 79-year-old lately retired from his function as archbishop of Kinshasa, and has not been implicated in any scandals.

The group, generally known as C9, has no plan to instantly fill its three empty seats, Mr Burke reportedly mentioned.

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Rodents in Colombia senate ship lawmakers scurrying – NEWPAPER24

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2018-12-12 12:26:46

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Picture caption One senator mentioned the rodents have been white lab mice just like the mouse pictured, whereas one other insisted it was a white hamster

“Rats!” is a well-liked insult hurled a politicians regarded as corrupt in Colombia.

However relatively than shouting the phrase from the guests’ gallery as protesters have earlier than, an unidentified particular person threw dwell rodents onto conservative senators on Tuesday.

The response to the rodents was various.

Some senators shrieked and laughed and took their mobiles out to movie the animals whereas others stormed the gallery to search out their proprietor.

Senators together with the Inexperienced Social gathering’s Angélica Lozano tried to take footage of the animal hiding behind a monitor. Senators might be heard attempting to determine the animal with one insisting that its tail is typical of a hamster.

Ms Lozano had been co-presiding the plenary session when the incident occurred. She calmly condemned the throwing of the animals saying: “We respect freedom of expression, however you may’t throw animals. It exhibits an absence of respect.”

The rodents have been launched as senators have been about to debate whether or not to strip a Justice of the Peace accused of corruption of his judicial immunity.

Senator Santiago Valencia instructed Colombian media that 4 white mice have been thrown from the gallery inside a plastic bag stuffed with confetti “which acted like a form of parachute”.

Mr Valencia mentioned that he managed to seize the bag and shut it whereas three of the rodents have been nonetheless inside however that one had already escaped.

Witnesses mentioned the goal of the protest was former President Álvaro Uribe and his colleagues from the conservative Democratic Centre occasion.

Mr Uribe climbed the steps to the guests’ gallery to research whereas different senators milled about and one took the chance to complete his sandwich.

The one that threw the bag has not but been recognized.

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Argentina Soiled Battle: Two former Ford executives jailed – NEWPAPER24

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2018-12-11 18:05:58

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Picture caption Pedro Muller (left) and Hector Sibilla mentioned they’d attraction in opposition to the decision

Two former Ford executives in Argentina have been given lengthy jail sentences for collaborating with the nation’s brutal navy regime in 1976-83.

Manufacturing unit supervisor Pedro Muller was sentenced to 10 years and ex-security chief Hector Sibilla given 12 years.

They had been discovered responsible of offering details about leftist union leaders who had been later kidnapped and tortured.

It’s the first time multinational agency workers have been convicted for crimes dedicated throughout the dictatorship.

Each Muller and Sibilla mentioned they’d attraction in opposition to the decision.

The jail sentences had been handed down by a court docket close to the capital Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

The court docket acknowledged that the 2 males “had been mandatory members within the unlawful deprivation of liberty, aggravated by way of violence and threats” with the intention of political persecution, Newpaper24 information company reviews.

The court docket additionally discovered that Sibilla was current throughout not less than one torture session.

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Picture caption Some victims of the navy junta and their relations welcomed the court docket ruling

The crimes had been dedicated at Ford’s manufacturing unit on the outskirts of the capital.

After the decision, relations of the victims burst into applause within the packed courtroom.

In the course of the trial, prosecutors had requested for 25 years in jail for every of the accused.

Ford Argentina has up to now made no public feedback on the problem.

About 30,000 individuals are estimated to have been killed by the navy in its notorious Soiled Battle in opposition to dissidents throughout the dictatorship.


Argentina’s navy regime

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Picture caption Normal Videla (proper) seized energy in 1976

1976: Normal Jorge Rafael Videla seizes energy – 1000’s of political opponents rounded up and killed

1982: Videla’s successor, Normal Leopoldo Galtieri, orders invasion of British-held Falkland Islands

1983: Civilian rule returns to Argentina, investigations into rights abuses start

2010: Videla sentenced to life imprisonment for murders throughout his time period in workplace

2012: Videla sentenced to 50 years for overseeing systematic theft of the infants of political prisoners

2013: Videla dies in jail, aged 87

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