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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fined £8,000 after being sent to the stands against Swansea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been fined £8,000 after admitting a Football Association misconduct charge following his sending-off against Swansea. The Italian was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick towards the end of the first half in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory after furiously protesting against the award of a Swansea goal-kick. Conte apologised to Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Masonfollowing the match at Stamford Bridge on November 29. The Football Association announced: “Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been fined £8,000 after…

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Verso Group data hoarder fined by UK watchdog

A company that specialises in asking the public to take part in “surveys” in which the answers are then used to target respondents with unsolicited marketing calls has been fined. An investigation found Verso Group had not been clear about what it was doing. The Hertfordshire-based company came to regulators’ attention after it was involved in one campaign that resulted in 46 million “nuisance calls” about payment protection insurance (PPI). It has been ordered to pay £80,000. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was the first such penalty following a…

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Hilton Hotels fined for credit card data breaches

The company behind Hilton Hotels is paying a $ 700,000 (£525,000) fine after being accused of mishandling two separate credit card data breaches. The attacks were in 2014 and 2015. More than 363,000 accounts were put at risk, although it remains unclear whether the perpetrators managed to extract any details. US government investigators said the firm had taken too long to warn customers and had lacked adequate security measures. The penalty will be divided between the states of New York and Vermont. Their attorney generals agreed the settlement with the…

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Celtic fined €10,000 by UEFA over pitch invader against Paris Saint-Germain

Monday, October 23, 2017 Celtic have been fined €10,000 (around £8,900) after a one-man pitch invasion against Paris Saint-Germain. UEFA’s disciplinary body has handed out the punishment after a fan ran on and aimed a kick at PSG striker Kylian Mbappe during Celtic’s 5-0 Champions League defeat at Parkhead on September 12. The supporter was taken away by stewards after failing to make contact with the teenage forward. The supporter, 21-year-old John Hatton, was later sentenced to community service after admitting assault and behaviour likely to incite public disorder during an…

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'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Going to the dentist is something that many would want to avoid – but how about if you also faced a penalty fine? More than 40,000 people a year in England are getting fines of £100 – from an automated system that dentists say is hitting the most vulnerable. They warn that people such as dementia sufferers are unfairly getting caught up in a system meant to stop fraudsters from getting free treatment. The NHS accepts there is a problem with errors and is promising changes. The fines, about £4m…

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Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia fined by FA after outburst at referee

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been warned about his future conduct Thursday, October 12, 2017 Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been fined £4,000 and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after a tweet suggesting a referee was against the club.  The Chinese businessman criticised official Jeremy Simpson after Villa’s 1-0 win over Bolton last month and has admitted an FA misconduct charge.  Simpson sent off Neil Taylor in injury time, but still awarded Villa a penalty which Jonathan Kodjia scored to win the Championship game….

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North London rivalry: When Tottenham were fined for fielding an Arsenal player

World War I had a huge impact on football in Britain, with some players enlisting to join the fight. As a result, clubs were on the lookout for guest players to pad out their depleted sides and take part in unofficial matches, but Tottenham got in trouble for fielding one player in particular, as Retro Football Blog explains. Ernie Williamson or perhaps he is better known as agent Williamson to Gooners.  Having played 125 times for Croydon Common until they folded in 1916, the goalkeeper joined Arsenal for the 1916/17 season at which time the Great War was well…

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