Rui Pinto, the hacker who caused the sanction to the City: Hero or villain?

Rui Pinto, the hacker who caused the sanction to the City: Hero or villain?

first_imgIt is here that the great debate is centered. Is Rui Pinto a criminal or simply a whistleblower who, instead of being behind bars, should be protected? “Without the contribution of citizens like Rui Pinto we would be unable to know the corruption and black money laundering networks that exist in society“says his lawyer, William Bourdon (in addition to Football Leaks, Rui Pinto also uncovered Luanda Leaks). Edwy Plenel, director of Mediapart (half French collaborator of Football Leaks) He even assured that Pinto is not only not a criminal, “but rather a hero“.The Signals Network, an organization that fights for the right to information, started a campaign with other associations such as Reporters Without Borders or Freedom of the Press Foundation not only for their release, but also for their protection, obtaining the signature of Europarliamentarians, journalists and lawyers.Remember that April 16, 2019 the European Parliament voted to adopt a historic agreement on whistleblower protection, with a directive to protect citizens from revealing violations of public trust and abuses of power. Even the left of the European Parliament granted him in April the ‘Prize for Journalists, Filters and Defenders of the Right to Information’.Many gestures to draw attention to the great contradiction of the situation of Rui Pinto, but that have served little so far. Meanwhile, the hashtag #FreePinto It becomes an occasional trend, waiting for the next occasion to remember the Football Leaks hacker. Few expected the sanction of two seasons outside Europe to Manchester City. A punishment that has shocked the world of football and whose consequences does not stop being written. But there are also few who remember how the accusation of the English football giant began and, above all, of Rui Pinto, the hacker who is currently in pretrial detention in Portugal awaiting trial and in the middle of a big debate about whether he should be released.Pinto has been in prison since March 2019. He is accused of 90 crimes: 68 of improper access, 14 of correspondence violation, six of illegitimate access, one of computer sabotage and another of attempted extortion to Doyen Sports (investment fund whose activity related to loans for soccer player transfers was banned in 2015 by FIFA and is investigated in Spain for alleged fraud against the Treasury). The defendant has always denied this last accusation and says he will prove in court that he did not ask for money in exchange for not disclosing information.Rui Pinto was the cornerstone of Football Leaks, the platform that, in collaboration with various European media, wanted uncover cases of corruption and money laundering in football by revealing more than 70 million documents, on which more than 1,000 press articles were written and which, in many cases, resulted in judicial proceedings. Among the best known cases in Spain, the revelations about the taxation of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mourinho or the operations between the Messi Foundation and Barcelona.last_img read more

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Frankie Lim satisfied with Altas’ tough stand vs Red Lions

first_imgAs heartbreaking as University of Perpetual Help’s 67-65 loss to defending champion San Beda, head coach Frankie Lim decided to look at the silver lining of their opener in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT The Altas went up against the formidable Red Lions whose only notable loss from last year’s championship squad were big man Arnaud Noah and shooter Davon Potts.“You know, I’m happy with the performance of the players and I told them that they can go out of this place with your heads help up high because there was nothing to be ashamed of,” said Lim Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Our opponents were the defending champions and they have an intact lineup, that is a strong team and you gave it your all,” added Lim in Filipino.Center Prince Eze managed to draw Donald Tankoua’s final foul and proceeded to make two free throws to pull the Altas closer to the Red Lions, 67-65, with 14.8 seconds left in the game. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team TNT trumps Rain or Shine ahead of PBA playoffs For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Altas then got a golden chance when Jomari Presbitero missed his two free throws with 9.8 seconds left allowing Eze to kick an outlet pass to point guard Edgar Charcos.That was the final reprieve for the Altas, however, after Robert Bolick broke up Charcos’ pass and sealed the victory for San Beda.“Charcos lost the ball, what can I do? I can’t do anything about it and they make mistakes,” said Lim in Filipino. “But he [Charcos] actually had a great game.”Charcos was Perpetual’s conductor as he finished with 14 points and seven assists, two more dimes than what the whole San Beda team had.“He played well, and I think he’ll get better. It’s just sad that he committed a mistake.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

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Wheelchair Sports demonstrations in Fort St. John this week

first_imgThe big event to cap off the week is a fundraiser being held at Dr. Kearney Junior High, in honour of local Paralympic gold medallist Bo Hedges. As Nancy Harris, the Northern Coordinator for the Lets Play Program, says, they are hoping to get wheelchairs for school district use.“We’re doing a fundraising event to purchase wheelchairs to be used at School District 60,” she says. “We’ve actually brought several chairs that have been donated to School District 60 with us. We’re trying to get a minimum – and I say minimum because we can always use more – of 12 sport chairs donated or fundraised for, to get floating through School District 60.”The wheelchairs will be used by children of all abilities to experience wheelchair sports.- Advertisement -Harris says the event will include games with members of the local RCMP and Fire Department.“We’ll be doing some three on three basketball, the RCMP will be playing somebody, some firefighters, there’s a bunch of individual teams coming into play,” she says. “It’s open to the public by donation. We’re looking for extra or external sponsorship for chairs and we’ll be able to issue tax deductible receipts.”Harris adds that they have a great deal with their equipment company which will only help the cause.Advertisement “We’ve got an excellent deal with our local equipment supply dealer. The price of the wheelchairs are about $4000, and we’re getting them for $2,000,” she says. “If some group wants to get together, or if we get a sponsor, we can get the logo on the back, so there is acknowledgement on the chairs.”Friday’s fundraiser gets underway at 6 p.m.last_img read more

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Real’s Navas more scared of Cannes red carpet than Salah

first_img“It’s a delicate question,” he told reporters as “Man of Faith”, which recounts his rise from humble origins to become one of Real’s millionaire galacticos.“The Champions League final I know. The red carpet tonight is new… it’s a bit stressful,” he admitted.The 31-year-old was part of the all-conquering Madrid side that won the European title in 2016 and 2017, and will face the English team in two weeks’ time in this year’s decider.A day after Madrid beat Celta Vigo 6-0 in La Liga, Navas flew to Cannes to promote the film, which also features Real’s legendary trainer Zinedine Zidane playing himself and a dressing room scene involving other members of the side.Navas said the idea of the film was not to grandstand him but to “show people that with faith and God’s help” you can realise your dreams.Liverpool’s free-scoring Egyptian marksman is a devout Muslim whose 44 goals so far this season have inspired Reds’ fans to chant that they might consider converting to Islam themselves.The jokey reworking of Dodgy’s 1996 hit “Good Enough” went viral after it was shared on social media.Rights to the Navas story, which will be released in Spain next week, are being sold in the Cannes film market.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas is a devout Christian © AFP/File / Benjamin CREMELCANNES, France, May 14 – Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas said Sunday that he was more scared of walking the red carpet at the Cannes film festival than facing Liverpool’s lethal striker Mohamed Salah.The Costa Rican — known as “God’s Goalkeeper” for his strong Christian faith — said he found showing a film about his life at the festival more stressful than a Champions League final.last_img read more

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Ronaldo officially unveiled at Juventus

first_img“I’m different from other players who think their careers are over when they’re my age,” said the 33-year-old Portugal captain.“I want to show that I’m not like the others, I’m different.“Players of my age go to China or Qatar so coming to such an important club at this stage in my career makes me very happy.”Juventus signed the superstar attacker, who signed a four-year deal worth a reported 30 million euros a season, in the hope that he will push them to a coveted Champions League title, the continent’s holy grail.Preparing to make a run at their eighth Serie A title in as many years and winner of four straight domestic doubles, the Old Lady of Italian football have struggled to turn Italian dominance into European trophies.Juve haven’t won the competition since 1996 but were beaten finalists in 2015 and 2017, bested respectively by Barcelona and Ronaldo’s former club.Ronaldo meanwhile has scored more Champions League’s goals – 120 – than anyone else and won four out of the last five editions with Real Madrid.“We’re going to fight for not just Champions League, but also Serie A and the others trophies,” he said.“I need to work hard because the Champions League is not easily won. I hope I can help.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at the Juventus medical in Turin – ‘I’m different’ he says © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINATURIN, Italy, Jul 16 – Cristiano Ronaldo said that he’s “different” from other players of his age who move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals, during his official unveiling as a Juventus player on Monday.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was his usual confident self at a press conference in Turin attended by media from all over the globe, following the announcement last week of his 100 million-euro move from European champions Real Madrid.last_img read more

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WIN A FREE LUXURY SKINCARE HAMPER AS MCFADDEN’S PHARMACY CELEBRATE WEBSITE LAUNCH

first_imgMcFadden’s Pharmacy are celebrating the launch of their fantastic new website, by a hosting a series of exciting events, and competition giveaways. They’re launching their brilliant new website www.mcfaddenspharmacy.com and to celebrate management have decided to run a fantastic competitionALL customers who place an order on-line in both November and December, will be automatically entered into a draw for a FULL REFUND for one lucky person. They’ve also launched a daily draw for an amazing luxury skincare hamper.Entry is guaranteed with every in-store purchase made. 🙂Finally, to top it all off, they’ll be having Gary Gamble broadcast live from Highland radio at their Letterkenny Shopping Centre branch.The broadcast kicks off from 1:30-3:30 pm. It will be followed by a delicious wine and cheese reception from 5-8pm.So make sure and stop in at McFadden’s Pharmacy Letterkenny this week, and help them to celebrate the launch of their new website.WIN A FREE LUXURY SKINCARE HAMPER AS MCFADDEN’S PHARMACY CELEBRATE WEBSITE LAUNCH was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesMcFADDENS PHARMACYnewsWebsite Re-launchlast_img read more

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BURTONPORT BOXER DUFFY HEADS TO GERMANY FOR CRUCIAL BOUT

first_imgDonegal middleweight Joseph Duffy sets off into the unknown this weekend as he heads to Southern Germany to take on Romanian opponent Ionut Trandafir Ilie. Duffy has enjoyed a seamless transition from MMA to professional boxing and boasts a 100% record after winning all of his five bouts.Duffy boxes under the tutelage of John Tandy and Adam Brearley and has gained experience from sparring with the likes of George Groves and James Degale. Duffy was born in Donegal but spent most of his childhood in Wales but regards himself as Irish and is very proud of his Donegal roots, so much so that he has a tattoo of Dun Na nGall on his back and a Donegal crest on his boxing shorts.Duffy’s career is closely followed by those who know him well in the Rosses area and a victory this weekend in the hostile environment of Ravensburg Germany will reiterate to everyone that he has a bright future in the world of professional boxing.Duffy attracts large support from the Irish community in London and it is expected that fans from Wales, Donegal and London will travel to Germany to cheer on the mauler from Meenbannad.Good luck Joe.   BURTONPORT BOXER DUFFY HEADS TO GERMANY FOR CRUCIAL BOUT was last modified: September 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boxingBrwalerdonegalGermanyirishJoseph DuffyLondon basedMeenbannadnewsSportlast_img read more

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FUFA Big League: Kyetume, Kansai require spots to storm playoff final

first_img Tags: Amis MuwongeBig LeagueDove FCJackson Mayanjakansai plasconkyetumeproline fcupdf fcVincent KayiziWakiso Giants FC Kyetume are seeking to reach the top flight for the very first time. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)2018/19 FUFA Big League playoffsThursday, 16-05-2019StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo -Kyetume FC 2(3) -2(2) Dove FC-Kansai Plascon 1(5) – 1(4) UPDFLUGOGO – Kyetume and Kansai Plascon will contest the final of the FUFA Big League playoffs.This is after the two sides ran out victorious in their respective semi final games played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Thursday afternoon.With Proline FC and Wakiso Giants already into the top tier for the upcoming season, the two (Kyetume and Kamsai) will battle for the third and final promotion spot.In the day’s first game, Kyetume drew 2-2 with Dove FC before Jackson Mayanja’s side sealed victory 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out.In normal time, Dove FC fall behind 7 minutes to the break as defender Wahab Lwanga put through his own net a Vincent Kayizi cross, to hand Elgon Group runners ups-Kyetume the lead.On 57 minutes, Twinamatsiko’s side drew level through Ronaldo Kyamunywa.With 15 minutes left on the clock, Ali Ngongo restored Kyetume’s lead and they could be forgiven for thinking they had done enough to win the contest.However, Dove had other ideas as custodian Hassan Ndugwa stepped up and converted from the spot to once again draw his side level and in process, send the contest into sudden-death.In the shoot-out, Steven Sande, Owen Kasule and Kayizi all found the back of the net for Kyetume with Denis Lubowa and Ngongo missing their kicks.For Dove, only Robert Baluku and Andrew Omego could score their respective penalties as their side went crashing out of the playoffs.For Kyetume, their dream of reaching the top flight for the first time in their brief history lives on.In the other game, Kansai Plascon also required spot-kicks to take care of UPDF FC.After a 1-1 draw in regulation time, Kansai edged the shoot-out 5-4 to join Kyetume in the playoff final game.Kansai got off to a flyer inside 9 minutes when Henry Kitegenyi headed into the UPDF net to hand them a deserved lead.However, Amis Muwonge leveled matters for UPDF to ensure a second shoot-out on the day.In sudden-death, Kansai converted all their five penalty while UPDF missed one.In the end, Kansai joined Kyetume in the finals game which will determine who heads into the top tier.The Kansai team that started against UPDF on Thursday.The two teams will square off on Saturday afternoon at 2pm, before Proline faces Wakiso Giants in the the Big League-winner decider.Comments last_img read more

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‘Compact and aggressive’ style could upset Man City, says Fulham man

first_imgJohn Arne Riise has told Fulham’s website he believes a “compact and aggressive” performance could upset Manchester City at Craven Cottage this weekend.Manuel Pellegrini’s title-chasing side will be strong favourites despite being without the injured Sergio Aguero when they take on the Whites, who are one place off the bottom of the table.But Riise said: “We’ll certainly be aiming to cause an upset against City“We have to be compact and aggressive. The Cottage needs to become a fortress again – it should be a place where other teams don’t like to come and play.“It’s a small stadium with a tight pitch and when we’re playing at our best it can be very hard for the opposition.“It’s not a game people will expect us to win but we’re prepared to go out to try and get the victory.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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South Africa can be a technology leader

first_imgThe country – and the rest of the continent – has the potential to be a disruptor, by using ICT and the size of the African market. To do so, it needs to be innovative and produce its own technology.ICT has the potential to build Africa’s innovation economy. (Image: ITU)Sulaiman PhilipOver the next 20 years the working population of Africa will increase to more than a billion. By 2025, Africa’s internet related services economy could be worth be worth $315-billion (R4.3-trillion) and be a major employer of Africa’s young population if the continent worked to create the technology rather than simply was a passive user.For this reason South Africa again attended the annual ITU (International Telecomunications Union) Telecom World convention in Busan, South Korea. Governments and industry players attend the event, which showcases innovations and best practice. The sector, in the words of Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele, allowed the world to connect.“That is why it is so vitally important for us to come together at an event like this to discuss how we can innovate, disrupt and transform our industry to better serve an increasingly digital African population while still protecting our most vulnerable.”While the ITU Telecom World is an industry initiative, there is a strong focus on soci-economic development using information and communications technology. Among the sessions that attracted large audiences were Internet for all: financing models for ICT connectivity infrastructure, and AI in smart cities: power, potential, ethics and education.ITU (International Telecomunications Union) Telecom World convention was a place for the world to connect. (Image: ITU)The former, organised by the World Economic Forum, covered challenges faced by governments, civil society and business in financing ICT infrastructure projects. This session held special interest for South African officials who are in the middle of the country’s Internet For All rollout. Officals could agree with the assertion that funding for “last mile connections”, which often showed no profitability but guaranteed universal connectivity, remained the most important challenge.Cwele said that the fast-developing ICT sector presented South Africa, and Africa, with an opportunity to leapfrog developed economies and design the technology and set the standards that best work for the continent.The size of the African market could, if leveraged properly, change the sector into one that put African needs ahead of other economies. This could be hastened if Africa produced its own technology and took it to other parts of the world.In making this happen, Africa faced one major challenge: a shortage of skills. The minister has said that building a skilled workforce, including re-skilling employees, was an important project for the government. A sustainable future would be built on research, technological development and the adoption of digital tools.“ICTs have the power to help reduce borders and to help enable business and human interaction from anywhere to everywhere. By engaging in the digital economy we can show the rest of the world the wealth of knowledge and innovation in South Africa.”The ICT sector has the power to help remove borders. (Image: ITU)Emerging marketsThis year’s convention had a strong focus on emerging markets and the vibrant technology sectors that existed in countries such as South Africa, Nigeria, Azerbijan and the Republic of Korea. Houlin Zhao, ITU secretary-general, said it offered governments and industry leaders the best environment to discuss challenges and explore the potential benefits of telecom technologies. “Smart technology is the future, interconnecting all industry sectors and societies, changing how we live, work and do business, and it’s a future brimming with potential.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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