MADRID: Atletico Madrid produced one of their best performances of the season to thrash Real Valladolid 3-0 on Saturday (Jan 21), with Memphis Depay making his debut. "We have been doing well since the World Cup, playing with intensity, hard work, having chances up front, but we lacked a goal. "That was largely my fault, because I was having chances but couldn't get it in. The Catalans host Getafe on Sunday, while second-placed Real Madrid travel to face Athletic Bilbao. REAL CONTENDERSReal Sociedad, third, beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 earlier Saturday to pull level on 38 points with Real Madrid.
MORE DISCIPLINARY TRIBUNALS APPOINTEDAccording to the Chief Justice, 12 disciplinary tribunals were appointed in 2018, 13 in 2019, 16 in 2020, 28 in 2021 and 25 last year. Chief Justice Menon gave the figures while speaking at length about how there have been fewer opportunities for close mentorship between veterans and juniors in the profession due to the pandemic. "A diminution of close mentorship opportunities could have other serious and lasting ramifications, including a degradation in ethics and professional standards," said Chief Justice Menon. The disciplinary tribunal cases show three trends: A drop in client care standards, poor professional standards, and a disregard for the court process, said Chief Justice Menon. In response to the rise in cases, Chief Justice Menon said that a team will be put together to develop a strategy aimed at "re-establishing the moral centre and the values of our profession for existing practitioners".1 month ago CNA
A separate report also revealed that private employment increased by 235,000 jobs last month, far exceeding expectations for a 150,000 increase. The euro rose 0.02 per cent to $1.0522, after tumbling 0.8 per cent to touch a three-week trough of $1.0515 also in the previous session. Against the Japanese yen, the dollar climbed 0.36 per cent to 133.88 yen, not far from its one-week top of 134.045 yen hit on Thursday. December's flash inflation figures for the euro zone will also be out on Friday, where expectations are for an annual inflation rate of 9.7 per cent. Data from Germany, France and Spain have already showed a slowdown in inflation last month, suggesting that euro zone inflation could come in below expectations.1 month ago CNA
MELBOURNE :Elena Rybakina won a duel of Grand Slam champions to reach her first Australian Open final and will battle Aryna Sabalenka for the title after the Belarusian shrugged off her semi-final hoodoo at the majors. The title match will pair two big-serving, baseline pounders with contrasting personalities. Russian-born Rybakina is the quiet achiever who switched allegiance to Kazakhstan as a 19-year-old and won the central Asian nation its first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last year. The animated Sabalenka has long been seen as a Grand Slam contender but has been a slave to her emotions on the biggest stages. It was Rybakina's third victory in succession over a Grand Slam champion, having knocked out world number one Iga Swiatek and Jelena Ostapenko in the previous rounds.13 days ago CNA
AUCKLAND :Ayesha Leti-l'iga scored a try nine minutes from time to give New Zealand a 34-31 victory over England in a thriller of a World Cup final on Saturday as the Black Ferns claimed a sixth world title at a packed Eden Park. "I'm so proud of our team," said New Zealand co-captain and player of the match Ruahei Demant. We sacrificed so much to get the one chance to win a World Cup at home and we did it. "I'm just so proud of the way this team have shown up not just tonight but over the last three years. England went back to the driving maul to give Cokayne her hat-trick five minutes later, however, and New Zealand co-captain Kennedy Simon was sent to the sin bin in the 65th minute.2 months ago CNA
LONDON : The U.S. dollar rose against the euro and sterling on Monday, after sliding to multi-months high, as expectations of a less aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate hike faded with traders saying market overreacted to a modest miss on U.S. inflation. But Governor Christopher Waller flagged on Sunday that the inflation print was "just one data point" and that other similar readings would be needed to show convincingly that inflation was slowing. The euro fell 0.6 per cent against the dollar to $1.0284 at 1130 GMT, after rising to a three-month high during Asian trading hours. Elsewhere, the Japanese yen weakened 1.1 per cent versus the greenback to 140.37 per dollar. The risk-sensitive Australian and New Zealand dollars slipped, giving up some gains made after China moderated its zero COVID strategy.2 months ago CNA
MOSCOW: Basketball star Brittney Griner, whose plight has generated widespread anger in the United States, has been sent to a remote Russian penal colony, her lawyers said on Thursday (Nov 17). "Brittney began serving her sentence at IK-2 in Mordovia," lawyers Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov said in a statement. Last week US President Joe Biden voiced hope that Russian leader Vladimir Putin would negotiate "more seriously" to free Griner. ABUSE IN PRISONSThe IK-2 penal colony is in the town of Yavas in the central region of Mordovia, known for its harsh climate. Russian penal colonies are known for their harsh treatment of inmates, unsanitary conditions and lack of access to proper healthcare.2 months ago CNA
DIJON: French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday (Nov 25) denied being the main target of a judicial investigation into the government's use of management consultants and their role in recent election campaigns. "I'm not scared of anything," the 44-year-old head of state told reporters during a trip to the town of Dijon. The prosecutor's statement did not name Macron or his election campaign, but said investigators were looking into allegations of favouritism and hidden campaign financing in relation to management consultancies. France has strict rules on the financing of election campaigns and political parties, which have led to many convictions in recent decades. Right-wing ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy received a one-year prison sentence in September 2021 for illegal financing of his 2012 re-election bid.2 months ago CNA