August 22, 2019

Bin Hammam pulls out of FIFA president race

Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar has withdrawn his candidacy for the FIFA president's role leaving the way open for Sepp Blatter to be re-elected unopposed. Bin Hamman's decision comes only one day before he is to appear before a FIFA Ethics Committee hearing into bribery allegations. The 62 … [Read more...]

Switzerland vote supports assisted suicide

Voters in Zurich, Switzerland, have rejected proposed bans on assisted suicide and "suicide tourism" by an overwhelming majority. 85% of the 278,000 votes cast opposed the ban on assisted suicide and 78% opposed outlawing it for foreigners, Zurich authorities said. About 200 people commit … [Read more...]

Serepisos survives with last minute $4m bailout

Property magnate and Wellington Phoenix Football club owner Terry Serepisos' five Century City companies have survivied a liquidation bid with a last-minute $4 million bailout. Serepisos' lawyer, Justin Toebes, told the High Court at Wellington today that the money was deposited in his law … [Read more...]

Christchurch quake claims estimate up to US$12b

International reinsurance giant, Swiss Re announced today that estimates of it's claims costs from the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 February 2011 to be approximately US$800m. They estimate the total insured claims for the insurance sector for the earthquake in New Zealand will … [Read more...]

Sepp Blatter says 2022 World Cup to be held in Summer

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has now said that he expects the 2022 Qatar football World Cup will be held in the summer. Previously the famously fickle FIFA chief had said that he expected the finals to be played in January because it was too hot for the players in June and July when World Cups are … [Read more...]