Liverpool avoid being thrown out of Carabao Cup

first_imgLiverpool have avoided being kicked out of the Carabao Cup as the Reds were fined £200,000 for fielding an ineligible player in their third-round tie with Milton Keynes Dons. Pedro Chirivella played in that match, a 2-0 Liverpool win, despite having not received international clearance after the expiry of his loan last season with Spanish club Extremadura Union Deportiva.There were fears that the Reds would be expelled from the competition after the EFL opened an investigation into the matter last week.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career However, the EFL has ruled that Liverpool would only be fined, not expelled, “because of a number of mitigating factors.””The board noted that the club had sought the assistance of the Football Association in securing the return of the international clearance prior to the start of this season,” an EFL statement read. “And the club had been able to include the player on team sheets for Premier League Two matches (under Premier League Rules) and one Leasing.com Trophy match, which resulted in the breach not being identified until the club reported the issue to the EFL and Premier League following the MK Dons match.”Liverpool may not even have to pay the full £200,000 fine, as half of that amount has been suspended and will not be enforced unless the Reds field an ineligible player in the Carabao Cup between now and the end of next season.The Reds indicated in a statement that they were comfortable with the punishment handed out by the EFL. “The club accepts the judgement, outcome and punishment imposed by the EFL,” the statement read. “We believe it is proportionate with the technical indiscretion committed and will be making no further representations. “Even though there were mitigating factors, which were beyond our control or jurisdiction, we believe it appropriate we apologise to the competition’s governing body and also to Milton Keynes Dons.”MK Dons v Liverpool Goal Celebration 09252019With Liverpool now eligible to continue in the competition, they will take on Arsenal in the fourth round, which will take place in the week commencing October 28.“The rules of the Carabao Cup require clubs to ensure all players are registered and eligible in line with their respective League’s rules before they play,” an EFL spokesman said. “The player was always contracted to Liverpool FC during this period, and the reason he was not eligible was because the club did not have the relevant international clearance following expiry of an earlier loan agreement.”The club’s breach was in part due to the challenges it encountered with securing the correct international clearance, and its subsequent ability to include the player on teamsheets despite the lack of clearance.“As a result the board concluded the most appropriate sanction was a financial penalty.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

MICHAEL B JORDAN ON PLAYING A REALLIFE SUPERHERO IN JUST MERCY

Advertisement Michael B. Jordan attends a press conference to promote the movie “Just Mercy” during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto., on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Michael B. Jordan couldn’t bare to make his mom watch him die onscreen anymore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj Jordan says he started seeking out different roles not only to spare his parents grief, but so audiences would see him as a leading man.In “Just Mercy,” not only does his character survive all three acts, but fights to save another man’s life.Jordan plays civil rights defence lawyer Bryan Stevenson, whom he called a “superhero in real life.”The Alabama-set courtroom drama also stars Jamie Foxx as wrongly imprisoned Walter McMillian, who in 1988 was sentenced to death for the murder of a young white woman. McMillian was exonerated in 1993.THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement Facebook TORONTO — Actor Michael B. Jordan says before committing to a project, one of the things he considers is whether his character will live or die.The star of “Just Mercy,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, says early in his career he took several roles that didn’t seem like stereotypes at the time, because the characters had so much emotional currency.But his mother couldn’t bear to watch him play another young black man who met an untimely end, says Jordan, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station” and “The Wire.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment read more

BlackBerry forgoes its popular keyboard in latest smartphone release

BlackBerry forgoes its popular keyboard in latest smartphone release TORONTO – BlackBerry is foregoing its famous physical keyboard in its newest smartphone.The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company launches BlackBerry Leap in Canada on Thursday, a cheaper phone for consumers who want a touch screen but don’t want to pay the higher price of an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy device.It’s the first touch screen phone from the company (TSX:BB) since it launched the Z30 more than a year and a half ago.Since then, BlackBerry has focused on releasing models with a keyboard, like the Passport and Classic, as they’ve proven to be more popular with the company’s business-centric customers.Features on the Leap include a 25-hour battery life and an eight-megapixel camera.The company says wireless carriers will offer BlackBerry Leap for free when users sign a two-year contract, or it can be purchased without a contract for $349.Higher-end smartphones, including some alternative BlackBerry devices, tend to cost $400 to $900 with a contract, depending on the model.BlackBerry Leap will be available from an array of wireless carriers in Canada, including Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Telus (TSX:T) and Bell (TSX:BCE), as well as Wind Mobile, Sasktel and BlackBerry’s own web store.BlackBerry also announced Thursday that T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS), one of the big U.S. wireless carriers, will begin stocking its BlackBerry Classic model starting next week.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. The BlackBerry Leap smartphone, available in Canada on May 7, 2015, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BlcakBerry by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2015 2:00 am MDT Last Updated May 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more