The FA fines Jack Colback £25,000 for betting misconduct

first_img Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Related Articles Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Jack Colback has been fined £25,000 after accepting an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting. The Newcastle midfielder breached FA Rule E8 by placing a bet on a fixture that took place on March 16.While it was not a match involving his club, or in the division they were playing in at the time (Premier League), FA Rules prohibit those involved in the sport from betting, either directly or indirectly, on any match or competition that takes place anywhere in the world.The offence came just two days after Newcastle lost 1-0 at Leicester, and four days before they drew 1-1 with his former club Sunderland. Colback follows Joey Barton, Kyle Lafferty and Martin Demichelis as high-profile players to have been penalised under the regulations in 2016. The Rule E8 was brought in during the 2014/15 season.Colback, who has played over 150 times in the Premier League for Sunderland and Newcastle, has been a regular under Rafael Benitez this season, making 11 appearances in the Championship. He missed his side’s shock home defeat to Blackburn on Saturday with an eye injury, but may be fit enough to return in tonight’s EFL Cup quarter final at Hull City. StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more

Reminder: fireworks ban in effect this Halloween in Fort St. John

first_imgWhen the Fort St. John bylaw came into effect, it also prohibited the sale of fireworks within the city. The response from retailers has been mixed, with some complaining that the business they used to get has now moved to the Regional District, but Burrows maintains it shouldn’t matter as they’re still not allowed to set them off in the city. He adds he’s heard from at least one store that they’re relieved due to the hassle of storing unsold fireworks safely. “If you get a large inventory or shipment of fireworks and you don’t sell them, you’re responsible to store them safely until next year,” he says. “That was a problem for that particular retailer, and now that the playing field is even, nobody can sell them in town. I don’t think they’re losing any sleep over it.” “Typically it hasn’t been bad,” he says. “It’s a fairly responsible community. It’s a young community, and everybody’s worried about their children, so it’s pretty good that way.” The fire department won’t be out hunting down those in contravention of the fire prevention bylaw, but is prepared to respond to any complaints. Since its inception in March, Burrows says he hasn’t had any. “There’s no way we can stop people from doing it, but if we do receive a complaint we go to investigate,” he explains. ”They can be fined under the bylaw or after hours the RCMP may, if it’s a real problem, deal with it themselves or call the bylaw people to deal with it.” – Advertisement -At less than a year, it’s too soon to tell what effect the new ban will have on fireworks-related fire numbers. However, Surrey Deputy Fire Chief Jon Caviglia says their community has seen a major drop in incidents since the city decided to only allow the use of fireworks on a permit basis. “In 2004, before we had a requirement to have a permit, we had 90 fire-related calls to fireworks on Halloween,” he says. “In 2005, when the permit requirement came in, it dropped to 18, and it has since dropped down to about five we average over the last four or five years.” Advertisement Caviglia adds that just having the regulations can also help parents control their children’s use of fireworks, as it’s simply not permitted in the city. “It allows police in your city to confiscate from teenagers if they’re out in the streets using them, and they can actually fine them,” although he admits confiscation is likely more common than fines. Locally, Chief Burrows also believes that having provincial rules on the use of fireworks would help with other issues. Residents can buy fireworks only 10 minutes outside of town in Charlie Lake, where the local bylaw is no longer in effect unless a provincial fire ban is in effect. Unlawfully discharging fireworks in the PRRD comes with a $100 fine under Bylaw No. 860, 1994. “It really gets out of hand being unregulated in the Regional District, particularly in the summer months when you’re in between or in the fringe of having a shutdown because of fire season,” he argues. “If there’s a provincial rule and cut and dry guidelines, it would probably make it a lot easier for everybody.” Advertisementlast_img read more