Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue guilty of fraud

Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue guilty of fraud

Former professionals among group of six men facing jail for £5m sports leadership scam. Two former footballers are among a group of six men who face prison for scamming £5m from schools and colleges in a bogus sports leadership scheme. The former Wales international, 57-year-old Mark Aizlewood, and fellow ex-pro, Paul Sugrue, 56, were convicted of fraud on Monday. They were part of a scheme to convince educational institutions to pay for non-existent apprenticeships, Southwark crown court heard. The group promised to help struggling youngsters gain an NVQ in activity…

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Authorites urged to react to Bitcoin bubble

Authorites urged to react to Bitcoin bubble

The head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the central bank of central banks, on Tuesday described Bitcoin as a speculative bubble and called on authorities to take action to protect confidence in the financial system. While Bitcoin’s developers pursue their goal of developing an alternative system of payment with no government involvement, this crypto-currency “has become a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster,” BIS General Manager Augustin Carstens warned in a lecture he delivered in Frankfurt. He called on national authorities to be…

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Catalan crisis: Puigdemont participates in Leuven support rally

Catalan crisis: Puigdemont participates in Leuven support rally

Carles Puigdemont, the deposed President of Catalonia, attended a gathering on Grote Markt in Leuven. Around 100 Catalans were also there to mark the 100 days of exile in Belgium of the separatist leader and four of his former ministers. The demonstration was a joint initiative of the Brussels wing of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Omnium. Between 7.30p.m. and 8 p.m., around 100 Catalans gathered in Leuven, filmed by around a dozen Spanish journalists. Participants were waving banners calling for the respect of human rights. Apart from Carles…

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Gluten detected in organic tortilla crisps in Delhaize and Acapulco brands

Gluten detected in organic tortilla crisps in Delhaize and Acapulco brands

Gluten has been detected in the composition of Tortilla Chips Nature Bio (organic Tortilla crisps) and Tortilla Chips Chili Bio (organic chilli Tortilla crisps), both made by Delhaize. The announcement was made by the supermarket chain on Tuesday. The chain is therefore asking that all customers allergic to gluten do not consume the product, and simply bring it back to the point of sale where they originally bought it. Customers are guaranteed a refund in respect of both of these items. The company Snack Food Poco Loco has also detected…

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