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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi facing corruption probe over World Cup media rights

PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi with world record signing Neymar Thursday, October 12, 2017 The office of the Swiss attorney general has opened criminal proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi and former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in relation to World Cup media rights. The new proceedings have arisen from an ongoing investigation into Valcke for alleged acts of “criminal mismanagement” concerning the awarding of World Cup media rights to certain countries. In a statement, the Swiss attorney general said the new proceedings involved suspected cases of bribery, fraud and…

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Mane facing six weeks out with hamstring injury

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury picked up on international duty with Senegal. Mane, 25, was substituted in the 89th minute of a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Cape Verde on Saturday. He is set to miss Premier League games against Manchester United and Tottenham and both Champions League group fixtures against Maribor. Mane has scored three goals in five league appearances so far this season. Senegal, who are top of their World Cup qualifying group, face two crucial…

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Mental health: The 'major issue' small business owners are facing in silence

Before Leanne Faulkner walked into her office each morning, she sat in the car to reapply the makeup that had smeared from crying. It was March in 2011 and the mum of two sons and three step children was sliding and did not know how to stop. Leanne Faulkner is speaking about the silent issues facing small business owners.   Faulkner was at the helm of Billie Goat Soap, a successful start-up she’d launched in 2004 using the milk from her own goats. She’d won several business awards, featured as…

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Policing facing a 'perfect storm' due to budget cuts and rising crime

Policing in England and Wales is facing a “perfect storm” due to staff shortages and rising crime, a senior police chief is expected to say. Policing services are routinely based on fewer people working more hours and days, Ch Supt Gavin Thomas will warn. The president of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales will say such a model is “fundamentally flawed”. He is due to deliver a speech at the group’s annual conference on Monday. Ch Supt Thomas will say: “I suggest we have a perfect storm developing,…

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