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Friday, 1 December 2017

World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Dates and Venue Schedule in FULL

Here is World Cup 2018 fixtures and schedule in FULL: Every key date and venue
When and where will the games take place at next summer's World Cup in Russia? Find out here....
*All times listed CET. Kaliningrad uses CET. Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, St Petersburg, Saransk, Sochi and Volgograd are one hour ahead of CET. Samara is two hours ahead of CET. Ekaterinburg is three hours ahead of CET.

Thursday, June 14
Russia vs Saudi Arabia Moscow (Luzhniki) 5pm
Friday, June 15
Egypt vs Uruguay Ekaterinburg 2pm 
Morocco vs Iran St Petersburg 5pm
Portugal vs Spain Sochi 8pm
Saturday, June 16
France vs Australia Kazan 12am
Argentina vs Iceland Moscow (Spartak) 3pm
Peru vs Denmark Saransk 6pm
Croatia vs Nigeria Kaliningrad 9pm
Sunday, June 17
Costa Rica vs Serbia Samara 2pm
Germany vs Mexico Moscow (Luzhniki) 5pm
Brazil vs Switzerland Rostov-on-Don 8pm
Monday, June 18
Sweden vs South Korea Nizhny Novgorod 2pm
Belgium vs Panama Sochi 5pm
Tunisia vs England Volgograd 8pm
Tuesday, June 19
Poland vs Senegal Moscow (Spartak) 2pm
Colombia vs Japan Saransk 5pm
Russia vs Egypt St Petersburg 8pm
Wednesday, June 20
Portugal vs Morocco Moscow (Luzhniki) 2pm
Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia Rostov-on-Don 5pm
Iran vs Spain Kazan 8pm
Thursday, June 21
France vs Peru Ekaterinburg 2pm
Denmark vs Australia Samara 5pm
Argentina vs Croatia Nizhny Novgorod 8pm
Friday, June 22
Brazil vs Costa Rica St Petersburg 2pm
Nigeria vs Iceland Volgograd 5pm
Serbia vs Switzerland Kaliningrad 8pm
Saturday, June 23
Belgium vs Tunisia Moscow (Spartak) 2pm
Germany vs Sweden Sochi 5pm
South Korea vs Mexico Rostov-on-Don 8pm
Sunday, June 24
England vs Panama Nizhny Novgorod 2pm
Japan vs Senegal Ekaterinburg 5pm
Poland vs Colombia Kazan 8pm
Monday, June 25
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Samara 4pm
Uruguay vs Russia Volgograd 4pm 
Iran vs Portugal Kaliningrad 8pm
Spain vs Morocco Saransk 8pm
Tuesday, June 26
Australia vs Peru Moscow (Luzhniki) 4pm
Denmark vs France Sochi 4pm
Nigeria vs Argentina St Petersburg 8pm 
Iceland vs Croatia Rostov-on-Don 8pm
Wednesday, June 27
South Korea vs Germany Kazan 4pm
Mexico vs Sweden Ekaterinburg 4pm
Serbia vs Brazil Moscow (Spartak) 8pm
Switzerland vs Costa Rica Nizhny Novgorod 8pm
Thursday, June 28
Japan vs Poland Volgograd 4pm
Senegal vs Colombia Samara 4pm
Panama vs Tunisia Kaliningrad 8pm
England vs Belgium Saransk 8pm

Saturday, June 30
1C vs 2D Kazan 4pm (Match 50)
1A vs 2B Sochi 8pm (Match 49)
Sunday, July 1
1B vs 2A Moscow (Luzhniki) 4pm (Match 51)
1D vs 2C Nizhny Novgorod 8pm (Match 52)
Monday, July 2
1E vs 2F Samara 4pm (Match 53)
1G vs 2H Rostov-on-Don 8pm (Match 54)
1F vs 2E St Petersburg 4pm (Match 55)
1H vs 2G Moscow (Spartak) 8pm (Match 56)

Friday, July 6
Winner match 49 vs winner match 50 Nizhny Novgorod 4pm (Match 57)
Winner match 53 vs winner match 54 Kazan 8pm (Match 58)
Saturday, July 7
Winner match 55 vs winner match 56 Samara 4pm (Match 60)
Winner match 51 vs winner match 52 Sochi 8pm (Match 59)

Tuesday, July 10
Winner match 57 vs winner match 58 St Petersburg 8pm
Wednesday, July 11
Winner match 59 vs winner match 60 Moscow (Luzhniki) 8pm

Saturday, July 14
St Petersburg 4pm

Sunday, July 15
Moscow (Luzhniki) 5pm

2018 Russia World Cup Final Draw: Nigeria - Argentina repeats, Portugal face Spain as England meet Belgium

2018 Russia World Cup Final Draw is over in Moscow as Portugal face Spain while England meet Belgium in the group stage. Check the draw in full:
Group A
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Group B
Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C
France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D
Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E
Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F
Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Korea Republic

Group G
Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H
Poland, Senegal, Columbia, Japan

The 32 Teams involved in the draw...
UEFA (Europe): Russia, France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium, Iceland, Switzerland, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark
CONMEBOL (South America): Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Peru
CONCACAF (North/Central America and Caribbean): Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama
AFC (Asia): Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia
CAF (Africa): Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Egypt
Coach Gernot Rohr reacts to 2018 FIFA #WorldCupDraw, says Group D is filled with good teams and playing Argentina again will make things tougher for us.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Uber fined $8.9m for using criminals as drivers

Uber: One week, one trouble

Uber is in the news again and this time a Colorado, U.S. regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against its parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers.

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission said it launched an investigation into the ride-hailing service in March after an Uber passenger said his driver assaulted him in the mountain resort town of Vail.

Within the last year and a half, the commission said it found that nearly 60 of the company’s drivers were allowed to work in Colorado despite having previous felony convictions.

The drivers included a habitual offender, a former prison escape and others with major traffic violations including drunk driving.

Colorado state law prevents people with felony convictions, alcohol or drug-related driving offenses, unlawful sexual offenses and major traffic violations from working for rideshare companies.

“We have determined that Uber had background check information that should have disqualified these drivers under the law, but they were allowed to drive anyway.

“These actions put the safety of passengers in extreme jeopardy,” Public Utilities Commission Director Doug Dean said.

In a statement, the commission said it also found felony convictions that Uber didn’t catch, and “in other cases, we could not confirm criminal background checks were even conducted by the company.”

Uber said in a statement that it recently discovered a “process error” that was inconsistent with Colorado’s ridesharing regulations and affected what the company called a small number of drivers.

It said it notified the state and fixed the problem but did not elaborate.

“Per Uber safety policies and Colorado state regulations, drivers with access to the Uber app must undergo a nationally accredited third party background screening.

“We will continue to work closely with the CPUC to enable access to safe, reliable transportation options for all Coloradans,” it said.

The Colorado PUC said the $8.9 million penalty was calculated based on a $2,500 fine for each day an employee was illegally behind the wheel.

The commission said Uber can pay half of that amount within ten days to resolve the case or it can schedule a hearing and contest the allegations in before a judge.

The company’s image has been tarnished by findings of sexual harassment of employees and multiple reports of drivers assaulting passengers.

Last week, two women who said they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco alleging that inadequate background checks and monitoring left them and thousands of others vulnerable.

Source: Fox News

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Breaking : Robert Mugabe announces his resignation as President of Zimbabwe

Breaking : Robert Mugabe  has voluntarily resigned as President of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announced his resignation with immediate effect.

Wild celebrations broke out as Mr Mugabe's resignation letter was read out in the country's parliament, where impeachment proceedings against the ruler had begun.
Mr Mugabe said he had chosen to step down "to allow the smooth transfer of power" and made the decision voluntarily.
Details shortly.

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