Sports Briefs

first_imgWebb removed GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Island (CMC): Jeffrey Webb, the disgraced former president of CONCACAF, has finally been removed as president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA). CIFA made the announcement in a statement issued after an emergency meeting of its executive Monday night which followed Webb’s guilty plea in a probe into corruption in international football. Webb initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but US Department of Justice officials revealed last week that he has switched his plea and agreed to forfeit more than US$6 million of ill-gotten gains. Putin moves to end WCup 2018 delays MOSCOW (AP): President Vladimir Putin has demanded delays in construction of 2018 World Cup projects be quickly overcome. After chairing a meeting on Russia’s preparations yesterday, Putin says there have been “certain difficulties” at various facilities, and he highlighted the Baltic port of Kaliningrad, where “delays there should be fixed as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

Smarter airport security

first_imgSource = ETB News: P.T. Under the previous security system, components of the checkpoints were tested individually, however, the SmartS system will test elements simultaneously to analyse operational interaction. The Airports Council International (ACI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop Smart Security (SmartS). “Smart Security is the way forward,” IATA director general and chief executive Tony Tyler said. “Airports, airlines, control authorities and system suppliers all have a role to play in making the process more effective, efficient and pleasant for the passenger,” ACI World director general Angela Gittens said.center_img The two major aviation associations appointed with improving airport security checkpoints have developed a renewed focus on optimising resources and utilising new technologies. SmartS replaces the previous ‘Checkpoint of the Future’, which was launched in 2011. SmartS will assist passengers proceed through security checkpoints with minimal inconvenience, augment airport facilities and allocate security resources based on risk assessment.last_img read more

OG consolidation forecast Its going to be good for bankers and lawyers

first_img Username A crowded field of investors, sticky oil prices and the return of investor activism have set the stage for a glut of consolidation in the oil and gas sector, predicts a major investment adviser. Lawyers and bankers need to sharpen their pencils. Claire Poole has the details in The Texas Lawbook.You must be a subscriber to The Texas Lawbook to access this content. Password Remember mecenter_img Not a subscriber? Sign up for The Texas Lawbook. Lost your password?last_img