Man City facing calls for Champions League ban after Football Leaks revelations

first_img huge blow REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury According to the German magazine, City have spent much of the last decade trying to get around European football’s Financial Fair Play rules with inflated sponsorship deals, an elaborate image rights scam and hidden contracts.One of those sponsorship deals was struck with Arabtec, the largest construction company in the United Arab Emirates but a firm that has been repeatedly criticised by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for its poor treatment of migrant workers.Der Spiegel claims City bosses ignored warnings from its own public relations experts about reputational damage and increased scrutiny to sign a three-year, regional sponsorship agreement – worth £7million a year – with Arabtec in 2014. Manchester City are facing calls from Europe’s top clubs for a Champions League ban after the Football Leaks revelations.The whistle-blowing platform claims City hid millions in funding from owner Sheikh Mansour’s private fortune in order to dodge Financial Fair Play rules. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice BEST OF MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Funding from Sheikh Mansour’s private fortune was reportedly kept off City’s books And now, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich want to see the club punished for their alleged actions.According to The Sun, Europe’s giants are hoping to receive backing from Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to get City kicked out of the Champions League.Over the last week, Der Spiegel has published a series of allegations based on information obtained from Football Leaks that have painted a very different picture of the club than the one displayed on the pitch. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED GETTY Latest Football Newslast_img read more


first_imgFOURTEEN newly qualified nurses at Letterkenny General Hospital have lost their jobs, Donegal Daily can reveal.The revelation has drawn sharp criticism from both the unions and politicians.Charlie McConalogue claimed the Health Minister’s “complete failure” to manage the health budget and to prioritise patient care is having a direct impact in patients at Letterkenny General Hospital. Deputy McConalogue has expressed alarm at news that the hospital is to lose 14 newly-qualified nurses from next Monday after the HSE confirmed it will not renew their contracts.“These cuts are a direct impact of Minister James Reilly’s complete failure to manage the health budget and to prioritise resources where they are most needed. Because of the mess he made over the health budget and the fact that he ignored warnings from the highest level of the health service, Minister Reilly is now bulldozing through our frontline health services and putting patients in Donegal at risk.“What we are seeing at Letterkenny Hospital is proof of why Róisín Shortall felt compelled to resign her position as Minister for Primary Care.  Patients in Donegal are suffering because of James Reilly’s actions, and it is clear that we need an immediate change at the top of the Department of Health before more damage is done.“Once again I am calling for James Reilly’s resignation as Minister for Health.  My fear is that the frontline staff losses we are seeing at Letterkenny Hospital are just the tip of the iceberg, unless we have a Health Minister who is willing to take control of the health budget and act in the best interests of patients in Donegal and the rest of the country.” The INMO says that the plans, which are due to come into effect next Monday, would see a reduction of theatre activity and day surgery by five sessions each a week.They would include a reduction of two endoscopy sessions a week, the closure of eight surgical beds on the orthopaedic ward and the cessation of minor surgery in the community outreach clinic.It would also mean the closure of the short-stay/overflow ward.The union claims that the reduction in services is a direct consequence of contracts for 14 newly-qualified nurses not being renewed.It says it will result in increased waiting lists, more patients on trolleys and longer periods on trolleys for patients in the hospital’s emergency department. The INMO says the proposals may also lead to the cancellation of clinics and significantly reduce the presence of nursing professionals in outpatient clinics.INMO Industrial Relations Officer Regina Durcan called on Minister for Health James Reilly to prevent the loss of frontline posts in order to maintain adequate services to the people of Letterkenny and its environs.She said the union will be referring the issue to the Labour Relations Commission.ANGER AS 14 NURSES AXED AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: October 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ANGER AS 14 NURSES AXED AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITALlast_img read more