June 30, 2022

FIFA appoints PricewaterhouseCoopers as new auditors

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AFP From Times of India GENEVA: FIFA said Saturday that it had appointed accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct its audits, after KPMG ended their decade-long association with the scandal-hit world football governing body in June. “The Bureau of the FIFA Council has appointed PwC Switzerland as the new statutory auditors of FIFA,” it said […]

Camels in Qatar

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By Trey Ratcliffe From Stuck In Customs Day 21 – A visit to the amazing Sharq Village Ritz-Carlton in Qatar We took the family out for a camel ride in the desert in Qatar because, well, why not! The funniest thing was that Ethan’s camel was really grumpy and would just make ridiculous noises the […]

Qatar convicts Dutch woman held ‘after being raped’

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From BBC A court in Qatar has convicted a Dutch woman of having sex outside marriage after she told police she was raped. The 22-year-old was handed a suspended sentence and fined $824 (£580). She will also be deported. Her lawyer said her drink had been spiked at a Doha hotel in March and she […]

WALK FREE.ORG: Forced Labour

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A job shouldn’t cost your freedom Narayan Nepali knows the horror of forced labour in Qatar first-hand. He travelled from Nepal on the promise of a well-paid job. When he arrived his passport was confiscated by an employer and his nightmare began. Unfortunately, as construction for the football World Cup 2022 intensifies, more migrant workers […]

FIFA: A World Cup of FRAUD

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From Sportsmanagementdegreehub.com A look at FIFA’s ongoing corruption problem Everything FIFA sized is big [#estimated global fans per sport][7] Soccer — 3.5 billion Cricket — 2.5 billion Field Hockey — 2 billion Tennis — 1 billion Volleyball — 900 million Table Tennis — 850 million Baseball — 500 million Golf — 450 million Basketball — 400 […]

Russia, Qatar could lose World Cup hosting rights: FIFA official

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From 9News Australia Russia and Qatar could lose the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if evidence is found of corruption in the bidding process, a FIFA official has been quoted as saying. The comments by the head of FIFA’s auditing and compliance committee came as bribery claims mounted against disgraced former […]

In corruption debacle, FIFA satirizes itself while further besmirching the beautiful

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By Sam Laird From Mashable It reads like something from a Monty Python sketch, but this is real life — or, at least, what passes for reality in the warped universe of FIFA Land. In sum: The ethics of FIFA’s report on its much-anticipated report on ethics regarding the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 […]

Cayman Islands Governor swears in new Court of Appeal Judge

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Sir George Newman was sworn in on Monday (11) by Governor Helen Kilpatrick as a Justice of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. He assumes the seat vacated in May by retiring appeals court judge, Sir Anthony Campbell. Sir George brings a wide range of experience both as an advocate […]

Obesity and overweight rates climbing worldwide

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By Jessica Berman From Voice of America WASHINGTON — A new study published in a British medical journal says obesity rates for both adults and children are climbing worldwide, with the greatest gain in weight in developing countries. According to the report, the number of people carrying extra kilos climbed from 857 million globally in […]

Islamic Finance: From the Cayman Islands to the Middle East and beyond

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By Louise Groom and Joanna Hossack From Harneys The use of off shore companies in Islamic finance is driven by many of the same factors as in conventional banking, as tax efficiency, bankruptcy-remoteness and privacy are considerations common to most cross-border transactions. LOUISE GROOM and JOANNA HOSSACK write on how the Cayman Islands are in […]