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Freekbass Remixes Funky ‘Milkhunt’ Track With Members Of P-Funk [Premiere]

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first_imgBeloved bassist Freekbass has a whole new jam, as he’s teamed up with some incredibly funky musicians to form the ultimate power funk trio. With keyboardist Razor Sharp Johnson and drummer Rico Lewis in tow, Freekbass’s recruitment of two longtime members of the Parliament-Funkadelic family has only propelled the bassist’s music into the ether.The only problem is that Freekbass’s recently released album, CINCINNATI, didn’t feature the two funk icons. Naturally, with a new video in the works for the track “Milkhunt,” the band went back to the studio to remix the audio properly. You can stream the new jam below:Speaking about the new project, Freekbass tells us, “Since the album was released on Ropeadope a few months ago keyboardist Razor Sharp Johnson from P-Funk and Bootsy’s Rubberband has started touring with me, and added a whole new dimension to the song with his Funk. So we went back into the studio and had him lay down all of the parts he is doing live, and Producer of the album, Duane Lundy, remixed the song including Razor’s parts and some new bass-breaks, and other sonic moves.”The new release comes ahead of an exciting video for the track, directed by Team HiHo. The group is known for their otherworldly videos, and have collaborated with Freekbass in the past. We could explain it, but you’re best off checking out their work on the 2014 Freekbass track, “Mama’s Like A Cowboy.”Freekbass has a number of exciting tour dates coming up as part of his trio, including a date at American Beauty in NYC on May 28th. You can find more Freekbass info on his official website.last_img read more

Students delve into solidarity

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first_imgStudents, faculty and staff gathered in the student center at Saint Mary’s College on Friday to hear volunteer groups talk about solidarity from both local and global perspectives as part of the Justice Fridays lecture series.Students stated that their definition of solidarity was unclear before their experiences, but many, including sophomore Tere Valencia, said their lives were positively impacted after their service.“[Solidarity is] a connection with people and not just people we understand but people who we want to understand and find justice with,” she said. “It is finding peace and a movement that unites and creates a reaction within us.”The first group of students presented their experiences from a fall break Peru pilgrimage that involved travel to Lima, Piura and Matucana, where they visited residents and built a home for a local family.Senior Sarah Lipinski said she was one of the students who traveled to Peru.“[I] felt the presence of Christ in every interaction we had,” she said. “A little village [was] trying to do so much for one another.”Junior Haleigh Ehmsen, who also participated in the pilgrimage, said the experience was faith-based.“We were the hands and feet of Christ,” she said.The students described the people of Lima, Piura and Matucana as immensely kind and loving toward one another.Junior Anne Cahill said language was not a barrier during the pilgrimage and “being human connected us.”“It was a very humbling experience being in those people’s homes,” Cahill said. “They embraced us as almost a part of their family.”The second group to present shared local experiences of discovering solidarity from St. Adalbert’s Church and the community center, La Casa de Amistad. As part of the Justice 305 course, Church In the City – which is offered every fall for one credit hour – the students did a home stay during the weekend and experienced life through the perspective of another family, according to the SMC bulletin.“We have heard about [families in need], but it hasn’t really affected us until we see it in the light,” Valencia said. “And whether it’s with ourselves or with our community, going five minutes away from Saint Mary’s really taught me that you don’t have to necessarily go abroad to get an impact although it is so great to do so.”Valencia described her experience as both having an emphasis on understanding others and working together to seek understanding.“Like the group that went to Peru, this group found solidarity to have a focus and purpose of understanding people from all walks of life,” she said.Sophomore Maria Hernandez also shared her discoveries on working with immigrants.“[I was] able to meet other people who trust me with their [immigration] stories with a purpose to educate me so I can go forth and be the voice for them.”“This experience gave me a face to immigration,” Valencia said.Tags: Church in the City, Justice Fridays, La Casa de Amistad, Peru pilgrimage, solidarity, St. Adalbert’s Churchlast_img read more

Is Conflict Ever Good?

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first_imgBURLINGTON Is conflict ever good? Dr. Kenneth Kaye believes so. When families, organizations, or small work teams are confident that they know how to address conflict constructively, it’s a positive opportunity for change. Conflict often seems unavoidable, every business and person faces it on almost a daily basis either directly or indirectly. Yet, many choose to and often try to avoid conflict. Examining the root causes of conflict and creating a system for dealing with conflict is essential to building well-functioning teams within the family, business and workplace.The Vermont Family Business Initiative will present, Workplace Wars & Family Battles: Turning Personal Conflict into Productive Teamwork on Thursday, November 17 at The Inn at Essex from 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. All matters discussed are strictly confidential.. Ken Kaye, PhD, an international leader in the field of family business dynamics, will facilitate this business forum for family owned and privately held businesses.Ken Kaye has published dozens of articles about resolving disputes, rifts and intergenerational tensions that threaten family business enterprise. His most recent book is The Dynamics of Family Business: Building Trust and Resolving Conflict. Ken Kaye earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University (A.B. in English literature, 1966; Ph.D. in psychology and education, 1970). He was a Knox Fellow at the University of Cambridge, England. Later he trained in family therapy at the Family Institute of Chicago. Interested business owners and family members should contact the VFBI at 656-5897 or visit the website at http://uvm.edu/familybusiness(link is external).For more information, or to arrange for commentary on the challenges facing family businesses, please contact Daniel Van Der Vliet at 802-656-5897.last_img read more

Briefs

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first_imgRosenthal & Weissman recently donated $5,000 to Love Doctors Charities, Inc., Love Doctors Marathon Toy Drive.Rosenthal & Weissman served as the official sponsor for the 10th annual toy drive and made the donation as a kickoff to the charity event for underprivileged children in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.The event this year raised over $80,000.The Love Doctors Marathon Toy Drive provided Christmas toys to needy children. With the 2004 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature rapidly approaching, the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section continued to get ready by having six legislative positions reviewed by the Board of Governors.The board reviewed and authorized the positions at its January 30 meeting in Tallahassee. Sections are given a wide latitude on positions they advocate before the legislature, although the board does review them for conformity with Bar policies.The authorized section positions are:• Supporting legislation to amend F.S. §222.21 (2) to strengthen the exemption from creditors’’ claims for individual retirement accounts and employee benefit funds or accounts from taxation.• Supporting legislation to amend F.S. §710.102 by adding a definition for “qualified minor’s trust” in sub-section (14); §§ 710.104 and 710.108 to expressly include benefit plans within the UTMA statutes; and § 710.116 to authorize a custodian under a UTMA account to transfer the minor’s property to a qualified minors’s trust.• Supporting legislation to amend F.S. §744.301 in order to achieve greater consistency among state laws, i.e., the Uniform Transfers to Minors statutes.• Supporting amending F.S. §733.808 to expand the category of retirement plan proceeds which may be made payable to trusts to include stock ownership plans and individual retirement accounts and to be consistent with F.S. § 710.102.• Opposing legislation amending Part 1 of Chapter 394, Florida Statutes authorizing the court to order involuntary outpatient placement but providing no funding for needed mental health treatment.• Supporting modifications to F.S. §721.83(3) to limit the consolidated foreclosure of timeshares to 20 timeshares estates requiring a single filing fee in each consolidated foreclosure case and additional filing fee of $3.00 for each additional timeshare. The American Inns of Court Foundation is now accepting submissions for the Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Writing Competition at the United States Supreme Court.The competition is designed to encourage scholarship “promoting the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism within the legal profession.”Burger was a lifelong advocate of legal ethics and civility and the “founding father” of the American Inns of Court movement.The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, scholars and other authors to participate in the competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of their choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the winning essay will be published.Complete rules of the competition may be downloaded from www.innsofcourt.org. The deadline for submission of materials is June 15.Peraza to lead SPBC FAWL Money raised for Love Doctors Lisa M. Peraza was recently elected president of the South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.The objectives of the newly created FAWL chapter include the advancement of the science of jurisprudence, promotion of reform in the law, and the administration of justice while upholding the highest standards of integrity, learning, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.Other officers of the FAWL chapter include Jennifer Augspurger, president-elect, Linda MacLaren, treasurer, and Amy J. Fanzlaw, membership director.Attorneys, para-professionals, and law school students from Boynton Beach to Deerfield Beach are invited to become active in the association to promote the interests of women lawyers and foster collegiality among legal professionals. For membership information, call Fanzlaw at (561) 395-1000.Public member screening panel named March 1, 2004 Regular News Burger writing contest underway Briefs PILS seminar leads lawyers to take on pro bono cases The Public Interest Law Section’s seminar at the January Midyear Meeting to train lawyers to represent children was an outstanding success, according to section Chair Matthew Dietz.He said the program, co-sponsored with the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, attracted 114 attorneys, and around 100 agreed to represent pro bono a child in a court proceeding. Dietz gave the section’s annual report to the Board of Governors recently.If each of those 100 persons donates the equivalent of $5,000 in services — a reasonable expectation, Dietz said — then the seminar will result in an additional $500,000 of pro bono services for children, at a total cost of no more than $3,000 for the seminar.“The event was an unqualified success,” he said.Another benefit is other sections are now interested in co-sponsoring seminars with PILS.That includes working with the Family Law Section on a presidential showcase seminar set for the Annual Meeting and which will feature Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente and Bar President Miles McGrane.The course, “So You Want to Represent a Kid: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Advocating for Children,” will cover topics from abuse to family courts to ethics.PILS is also talking with the Criminal Law, International Law, and Tax sections about joint seminars, Dietz said.In response to a question from McGrane, Dietz said the section had a productive exchange at its Midyear luncheon with Department of Children and Families Secretary Jerry Regier on improving the state’s adoption and foster care programs. “It began a very good dialogue, which I believe will continue between the section and DCF,” he said.RPPTL takes legislative positions Bar President Miles McGrane has named members to the Public Member Screening Committee, which will review candidates to replace public Board of Governors member Dr. Vivian Hobbs.Dr. Hobbs, a professor at Florida A&M University, is completing her second term on the board and under Bar rules is ineligible to be reappointed.Named to the committee were board member Ervin Gonzalez, who will serve as chair, and board members Nancy Gregoire, Murray Silverstein, John Rudy, and Dr. Solomon Badger, the board’s other public member.The committee will review applicants for the position and recommend finalists to the board. The board will select three and forward those names to the Supreme Court, which will make the final appointment. The new public member will be sworn in for a two-year term at the Bar’s June Annual Meeting, along with other new and returning board members.Dickerson to lead Stetson Darby Dickerson has been named the new vice president and dean of the Stetson University College of Law.Dean Dickerson has served as interim dean since May, after then-Dean GaryVause announced his retirement and later passed away.“We considered some of the best legal education professionals in the country, and Dean Dickerson is clearly the best choice to continue leading the Stetson University College of Law,” said Stetson University President H. Douglas Lee.“She has earned the respect and confidence of the faculty and administration at the law school and Stetson’s main campus in DeLand, as well as with the board of trustees and the law board of overseers.”“I am honored and thrilled to be selected dean,” said Dickerson, who joined the Stetson faculty in 1995.“The Stetson University College of Law is an extraordinary educational institution, and I look forward to leading the school to even greater heights. The college of law has outstanding students, faculty, and staff, and I know that we will be a great team in propelling the school forward.”Dean Dickerson received her B.A. and M.A. from William and Mary, and earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt, where she served as senior managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and as a member of the Moot Court Board.Before joining Stetson, she clerked on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and worked as an associate at Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, a firm in Dallas. In 1995, she was selected as outstanding young lawyer in Dallas. Dean Dickerson teaches research and writing and federal pretrial practice. She writes in the areas of legal writing and citation, and litigation ethics, and is the author of the ALWD Citation Manual.Board member Jerald Beer asked about firms that concentrate in representing defendants in traffic ticket cases and whose direct mail solicitation envelopes frequently say they handle traffic cases. Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert said those firms are told they are in violation of Bar rules if the envelope reveals the nature of the solicited person’s legal affairs. Sometimes just the firm name can reveal that information, she noted.last_img read more

4 more bad money habits you need to let go of

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first_img 119SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Habits happen. When it comes to money, it’s a good idea to recognize the bad ones and kick them to the curb as soon as possible. Here are a few less-than-stellar money habits that you need to let go of.Not setting goals: If you don’t have savings goals, you’ll never have the savings you need. You should be packing away money for retirement and at least have an emergency fund for those unexpected bills. If you don’t know how much you need to retire, checkout a retirement calculator like this one.Picking up every check: It’s great to buy dinner sometimes, especially when you’re out with friends and family, but don’t feel you have to pay the check every time. Even if the bill is only $40-50 bucks, if it’s a regular thing, it can really add up. Having separate checks is the best plan, and feel free to pick up the check every now and again.I’ll have what he’s having: If you see your buddy pick up a new 60” flat screen, it can make you very envious. If you love sports and movies like I do, it can be even worse. Remember just because your buddy has some new, cool toys doesn’t mean he hasn’t put himself in debt for it.Paying ATM fees: When you going somewhere and you need cash, make sure you plan ahead. You may feel like stopping at a random ATM is no big deal, but those little service fees will rob you blind over time. If you’re going somewhere that doesn’t take plastic, plan to stop at your local branch and use the free ATM that’s provided for you.last_img read more

Turkish GP driver ratings: Experience pays for Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Sebastian Vettel

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first_imgQualified 2nd, Finished 6thUltimately this just wasn’t Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s weekend. Sixth place was a shame for the both the Dutchman and Red Bull given he had set the pace in the dry and the wet up to Saturday’s pole shootout, when his shot at P1 on a day Mercedes were nowhere slipped away on the intermediate tyres. Still, a front-row start meant he stayed right in the picture although, as it turned out, starting on the other side of the grid in third would have been more beneficial.Was swamped at the lights, but recovered some of the lost ground further around the first lap to run fourth behind Vettel, where he stayed until running three laps longer on his full wets compared to the Ferrari’s fresh intermediates. Six laps later and it was all looking rather promising. Verstappen was right on Perez’s trail for second and within 10s of Stroll’s lead with more than a third of the race to go. But then the front of his Red Bull washed out following the second-placed Racing Point and sent the Red Bull into a lurid spin. Game over for the victory, with an emergency stop for new tyres required. Verstappen had a later spin en-route to that sixth-place finish.Rating out of 10: 7.5

Court finds activists guilty of treason for holding Papuan self-determination protest

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first_imgArina was found guilty of waving the banned Bintang Kejora (Morning Star) flag, which has come to symbolize the Papuan independence movement. She also danced and sang a song with the lyrics, “We are not red and white [the colors of the Indonesian flag],” during the protest on Aug. 28 last year.The bench also found Dano guilty of treason in the form of a speech at the same protest, where he demanded that the government immediately hold a Papuan independence referendum.Arina and Dano will only serve one month in prison as the bench decided to cut their sentence given that they served a period of detention during the investigation, which started in September last year.The remaining activists were found guilty of attending the protest and voicing their opinions over demanding the independence referendum for Papuans.The defendants’ lawyer, Oky Wiratama, said she was disappointed with the verdicts and questioned the process. “[The verdict stated that] treasonous acts have pros and cons in addition to containing political substance, so the treason charges can be misused by the government to oppress its citizens.”“If the judges were in doubt, I think the best way to resolve the case would have been to not impose a prison sentence for the defendants. They should be free of charges,” Oky told The Jakarta Post after the trial.She added her team would deliberate the case for seven days before deciding whether to appeal.Read also: All you need to know about the movement for Papuan self-determinationAmnesty International Indonesia director Usman Hamid echoed Oky, saying the treason charges might have been misused by the government against individuals who should never have been arrested or detained in the first place.“The six who were sentenced today did nothing but attend a peaceful protest, enjoying their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. It is appalling that they had been in detention since August 2019, awaiting a verdict on such blatantly abusive charges,” Usman said in a statement.He urged the government to immediately release the activists.Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly were rights protected under international law and the Constitution, Usman added.“No one should ever have to suffer this treatment for peacefully attending a protest, and it is high time that Indonesia stops criminalizing Papuans under treason provisions.”Topics : Judges said during the session that all defendants had violated Article 110 in relation to Article 106 of the Criminal Code Law (KUHP) for conspiring to promote secession. “All defendants are found guilty of a collective act of treason,” presiding judge Agustinus Setyo Wahyu read the verdict during the session.The sentence is lower than the one year and five months in prison demanded by prosecutors.Read also: Activists say protest supporting Papua not act of treason A panel of judges at the Central Jakarta District Court have found six activists guilty of committing treasonous acts for holding a protest in support of Papuan independence in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta in last August.The bench handed prison sentences to the activists – Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) spokesperson Surya Anta and students Charles Kossay, Deno Tabuni, Isay Wenda, Ambrosius Mulait and Arina Elopere – during a virtual verdict hearing on Friday afternoon.All activists were handed a nine-month prison sentence, except for Isay who was punished with eight months’ imprisonment.last_img read more

GO-TIME: Insurance Department Changes in Investment Managers Will Save $2.7 Million Over Five Years

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first_img August 29, 2016 Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA — Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced changes in investment managers for two funds which, through lower management fees, will save Pennsylvanians $2.7 million over the next five years, as part of Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative to reduce costs and improve efficiency in government.“By moving the management of funds invested through the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund (USTIF) and the Workers Compensation Security Fund (WCSF) to lower cost fund managers, who already have a proven track record of producing positive results, we will save businesses who pay into these funds and allow more money to be put toward the purpose of these programs, to protect our environment and provide security for workers injured on the job,” Commissioner Miller said.The fees charged for this management will drop from .7791 to .1849%, saving Pennsylvanians an estimated $560,000 per year over the next five fiscal years.“Governor Wolf’s commitment to government that works includes seeing that Commonwealth funds are invested to produce the maximum return possible with the lowest cost, while making sure the funds are available to provide the services for which they are needed,” Commissioner Miller said. “The governor’s leadership encouraged our staff charged with overseeing these funds to seek out a better deal on managing these investments, and that has now come to fruition.”The USTIF is funded by fees assessed to owners, operators and installers of underground storage tanks. In the event of a spill or leak from the tank, USTIF will make payments for corrective actions to clean up any affected soils or groundwater. The WCSF is funded by assessments paid by insurance companies, to pay workers’ compensation claims when an insurance company goes into liquidation, providing a safety net for injured workers.The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) is working to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services.GO-TIME works with agencies to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation. During the 15-16 fiscal year, state agencies saved over $156 million.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf GO-TIME: Insurance Department Changes in Investment Managers Will Save $2.7 Million Over Five Yearscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Irish pensions regulator pledges reform package by end of 2016

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first_imgIreland’s Pensions Authority will call for a review of its regulatory powers and the consolidation of the pensions sector when it proposes a reform package to the government later this year.Brendan Kennedy, head of the pension regulator, said the reform package to be submitted to the Department of Social Protection (DSP) would be independent of its work for the Universal Retirement Savings Group (URSG).The government recently tasked the URSG with boosting pension savings rates, potentially through the introduction of auto-enrolment.Speaking with IPE, Kennedy said the reform package – set to be put out to consultation by the middle of 2016, with a final draft submitted by the end of the year – would draw on a number of the ideas contained within the revised IORP Directive. Kennedy, acknowledging that the “shape” of the regulator’s thinking was unlikely to come as a surprise to the industry, highlighted the need to reduce the number of pension funds and increase the focus on governance.“There is likely to be a lot more detail,” he said, “but I suppose those are the two of the most significant issues.”The Authority recently consulted on the need for improved trustee qualifications and last week published the first of three defined contribution (DC) codes of conduct covering broad trustee responsibilities and trustee conflicts of interest.Although Kennedy conceded that the sector’s consolidation was a matter for the government, he repeatedly highlighted the issue, saying it was “central” to the regulator’s future plans.“There are a variety of routes to consolidation, and, given the large number of current schemes, any consolidation is going to be quite tricky because you need a lot of activity by a lot of schemes.”Consolidation could be interpreted in the sense of reducing the current number of DC funds – the most likely vehicle to improve coverage under the system being planned by the URSG – but also reducing the number of DC fund types.Kennedy has previously spoken of a role for multi-employer DC funds in reducing the number of schemes, and said it would be difficult to justify more than 100 DC funds in a country the size of Ireland.The regulator currently oversees an estimated 200,000 trustees, responsible for an estimated 160,000 pension funds.  Speaking last week during the launch of the DC codes of conduct, Mary Hutch, the Authority’s head of policy, also noted the more than 130 types of Personal Retirement Savings Accounts currently in use, with a reduction in the number of vehicles desired by the regulator and Ireland’s tax authority.Hutch added: “A simplified system would also be easier to understand for employers, employees, members and prospective members and greatly reduce – and possibly remove entirely – opportunities for regulatory arbitrage.”Kennedy said he was hopeful the Authority’s submission would be able to draw on a nearly finalised IORP II draft by the end of the year.“It would certainly be good to have answers,” he said. The European Parliament last month finalised its negotiating draft for the Directive, and the European Commission, legislators and the Council of the EU will now agree a final draft during its trialogue negotiations.last_img read more

FIFA to monitor $500,000 relief package to Nigeria, others

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first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole Movie Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, has said it would monitor how the $500,000 relief package which would be released to member associations including Nigeria in the coming days would be spent. FIFA warned that the funds should be used as outlined in the guidelines and promised to monitor how the covid 19 relief funds will be spent by each federation by auditing each federation’s account. “This immediate financial assistance should be used to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 on football in member associations, namely to meet financial or operational obligations that they may have towardsstaff and other third parties. The standard obligations and responsibilities in relation to the use of these funds as outlined in the Forward 2.0 Regulations remain fully applicable and will be subject to the standard audit and reporting process. Read Also: NFF to get N200m Coronavirus palliative from FIFA FIFA promised to release the funds ($500,000) due to each member association in the coming days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The funds according to FIFA is to serve as financial relief to take care of the federations’ immediate financial needs. FIFA also directed that the funds should also be used to meet financial or operational obligations that they may have towards staff and other third parties. “This is the first step of a far-reaching financial relief plan we are developing to respond to the emergency across the whole football community. Together with our stakeholders, we are assessing the losses and we are working on the most appropriate and effective tools to implement the other stages of this relief plan.” FIFA said in its letterto the federations.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more