FACTBOX-Soccer-Reactions to Luis Suarez’s 10-match ban | Reuters

I like Suarez as he is. You would expect a lengthy ban.”

Gus Poyet (Brighton manager and former Uruguay striker)

“There have been many cases of footballers who committed excesses on the pitch and then apologised, as happened with Luis, who are then treated as heroes. It is not politically correct in this country, that type of thing (the biting incident), so you have to accept the punishment.”. “Would it not have sent out a stronger message if the club suspended him for two weeks? It would show him and everybody else who plays for the club in the future what LFC is all about – respect and dignity.

“Everyone agreed it was wrong behaviour, and he was the first one to accept it.

“If we want him to be a saint, we’ll lose him. He was angry because of the penalty he committed and thought (Liverpool) would lose due to his mistake.

Dietmar Hammann (former Germany and Liverpool midfielder)

“We need to know what the FA is basing its ban on and whether they have taken into consideration his previous charges and the previous (biting) incident in Holland.” (Compiled by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Roberto Martinez (Wigan Athletic manager)

“It was an incident that everybody was shocked by, even him. You have young kids playing in the park, and it is not what you want to see.”

“If you think Suarez is victimized by the FA, don’t forget he wasn’t told to bite Ivanovic.”

“I think the image is shocking. This didn’t happen with Luis.”

Alan Pardew (Newcastle United manager)

LONDON, April 25 Luis Suarez’s 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic was dividing opinion among managers and former players in Britain on Thursday.

Below are a selection of their views:

Andre Villas-Boas (Tottenham Hotspur)

Sam Allardyce (West Ham United manager)

“He has to stop that little fuse that keeps blowing in his head. He made a mistake, I’m not defending him

Leicester y United se colocan líderes a falta de los partidos de City y Liverpool

Este encuentro ha vuelto a poner de relieve la falta de gol de los ‘diablos rojos’, que solo han conseguido anotar ms de un tanto en el partido de la fase previa de la Liga de Campeones frente al Brujas (3-1).

En puestos de Champions League se coloc el Crystal Palace de Alan Pardew despus de superar por 2-1 en Selhurst Park, en la capital britnica, al Aston Villa, conjunto en el que debut el canterano azulgrana Adama Traor.

Londres El Leicester City, con su empate 1-1 en casa con el Tottenham, y el Manchester United, que empat 0-0 en Old Trafford frente al Newcastle, se colocaron hoy lderes de la Premier League a falta de los encuentros de maana y el lunes, del Manchester City y el Liverpool.

El Manchester City busca recuperar el liderado de la liga en su encuentro frente al Everton del espaol Roberto Martnez (12:30 GMT en Goodison Park).

El domingo, el vigente campen, el Chelsea, buscar su primer triunfo del curso en su visita al estadio de The Hawthorns, donde se mide al incmodo West Brom de Tony Pulis (15:00 GMT).

El encuentro ms destacado de este sbado en Inglaterra fue el que enfrent en Boleyn Ground, en Londres, a West Ham y Bournemouth, un choque en el que se vieron siete goles (3-4).

Adems, el recin ascendido Watford de Quique Snchez Flores y el Southampton de Ronald Koeman lucharn en Vicarage Road (Londres) por su primera victoria del curso (15:00 GMT).

Los pupilos de Louis van Gaal, que en la primera y segunda jornada ganaron a Tottenham (1-0) y Aston Villa (0-1), respectivamente, no pasaron del empate este sbado en casa frente al combativo Newcastle (0-0).

Adems, Norwich y Stoke City empataron 1-1, con tantos de Martin y Diouf, respectivamente, y Sunderland y Swansea se repartieron los puntos con idntico resultado, en un choque en el que para los ‘black cats’ anot Defoe y para los ‘swans’ lo hizo Gomis.

La jornada se completa el lunes con el encuentro estrella de la tercera fecha, el Arsenal-Liverpool, que se disputar en el Emirates Stadium de la capital britnica (19:00 GMT).

La tercera jornada de la Premier League se completa entre maana y el lunes con cuatro encuentros.

Los visitantes, que hace siete aos jugaban en cuarta divisin, consiguieron su primer triunfo en Premier League ante un dubitativo West Ham, que en tres semanas ha encadenado dos derrotas consecutivas y ha dicho adis a la Liga Europa.

En el King Power Stadium, los de Claudio Ranieri rescataron un punto ante el Tottenham del argentino Mauricio Pochettino gracias a un tanto del argelino Riyad Mahrez, que anot su cuarto gol en tres jornadas.

Los ‘foxes’, que suman dos triunfos y un empate, se han ubicado en lo ms alto de la tabla, con siete puntos, los mismos que el Manchester United.

2014 World Cup: Day 12 – Live Blogs & Updates

Desperate times.


There are few sights better in the game than Arjen Ribben in full flight, and he turns an opponents on the halfway line before beating two more and shooting narrowly wide across goal!

Five minutes till half-time in both games here, and Chile are pressing back after Robben’s chance.

This is a really tough game in ao Paulo, with Chile being bossed in the Dutch penalty area with tough tackling.

Jeremain Lens wins the ball on halfway and can break away, but he hits his 30-yard effort way, way wide.


David Villa scores his 9th World Cup goal, the most all-time by a Spain player.

Pepe Reina with a crucial block!

He smashes the ball away from danger with a huge kick just as Australia almost put it in the net

Brinkhoff’s Number 1, Dortmund, Germany

This is reflected in the beer with a truth greater than no other. It is easy to see why this beer has taken off in a majority of countries all over the world.

Fritz himself was a daring entrepreneur and a businessman – born into a family of beer brewers, but his original recipe was one that could not be met. This beer, first brewed in 1887 by the German “Braumaster” Fritz Brinkhoff, this beer has become a favourate and an icon in this part of Germany. One to be sociable with too, due to the chalice glass, a rare sight in Germany, but nonetheless a super addition to this easy to drink German lager.

A pilsner beer by nature, a golden beer by colour. You may feel hard done by as you may question its premium status, but rest assured, it is 100% deserved. His sweet tooth and lover of the local land gave his beer the unique taste and feel that it has continued to this day. Amazingly so, it has hints of popcorn, grass and hops. .

Easy to drink and sweet on the pallet. Known for its light colour and sweet taste. It is light and foamy with a “darker than straw” like appearance

Is it possible that Aaron Rodgers is a serial killer?


Well for many reasons. Aaron Rodgers has had a great year, however I’ve noticed in interviews and when the camera shows him on the sideline, theres something in his eyes.

I’ve always read and learned in my criminology classes (my major in college) that serial killers typically have a trend of being sociopaths, and usually theres a very apparent, vacuous look in their eyes.

Anyway, I’ve been following the Green Bay Packers this year, as well as other teams, and it’s been such a great season to watch!

Is it possible Aaron Rodgers is a killer?

The problem is…I keep noticing this same disturbing look in the Packers’ beloved Quarterback’s eyes. Whether you believe in souls or not, all serial killers tend to share that look in their eyes. Hey, I don’t mean to offend anyone, I realize this seems like an outlandish claim.

I guess the most descriptive way to describe that look would be soulless. Something I find…extremely disturbing

Ashley Madison users made terrible password choices

All are commonly seen and used as examples of what not to make your password, but many Internet users don’t listen, and unless they’re forced to use a secure password, they’ll select the path of least resistance.

Story TimelineAshley Madison users report extortion: more lawsuits filedAshley Madison TV show project revealedAshley Madison boots CEO Biderman in bid to save company

VIA: Ars Technica

It”s no secret that many (most?) people choose their passwords without much thought ” things like kids or pets names, their birthday, even the word “password”. Tip #1: never make your password “123456″. Or “12345″. Etcetera.

Ashley Madison users made terrible password choices – SlashGear

To put in perspective how poor these choices were, of the currently decrypted passwords, 120,511 of them has “123456″ as their password. Seeing the pattern? Slot number three is for the password “password”, which was used by 39,448 users. Due to a programming error, millions of those passwords have been decrypted…and a lot of them are pretty bad. The second most common password was “12345″. The users of Ashley Madison were, largely, no exception.

Ashley Madison’s data was stolen recently, as you’re likely aware of, and among the nabbed data were encrypted user passwords. Not familiar with the Ashley Madison hack? Check out the timeline below for all the details!

The top 100 worst passwords among the decrypted Ashley Madison have been revealed, and they include the aforementioned number string ” as well as the word “DEFAULT”, “qwerty”, “password”, “12345678″, and “abc123″.

CIT Serves as Lead Arranger in Financing for Medsurant Holdings

Proceeds of the transaction were used to refinance existing debt and finance an acquisition. Through its online bank, BankOnCIT.com, CIT Bank offers a suite of savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. A member of the Fortune 500, it provides financing and leasing capital and advisory services to its clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. The company is one of the nations leading providers of outsourced intraoperative monitoring services for hospitals and physicians, monitoring high-risk spinal, cranial, otolaryngology and cardiovascular procedures.

About Medsurant

Medsurant is a leading provider of outsourced IOM services for hospitals and physicians, monitoring high-risk procedures where the brain, spinal cord, and/or nerve roots are potentially at risk. This financing helps Medsurant expand its geographic and service footprint and we look forward to further supporting the companys growth objectives. It provides lending and leasing to the small business, middle market and rail sectors.

Editors Note

Follow us on Twitter: @citgroup, on LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/company/cit, on YouTube: YouTube.com/citgroupvideo, and on Facebook: facebook.com/citgroup. IOM services reduce the risk of nerve damage during surgery and thereby lead to better surgical outcomes for patients and reduced liability for surgeons, hospitals, and payors. commercial bank subsidiary of CIT Group Inc.(NYSE: CIT). The Companys operating businesses are deeply entrenched within their markets and have amassed long and successful operating track records of efficiently serving client needs. We are pleased to have CIT as a partner as we continue to drive the growth of our business. cit.com/citbank

About CIT

Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a bank holding company with more than $33 billion in financing and leasing assets.

Lonnie Busby, Chief Executive Officer of Medsurant, said, CIT demonstrated both a fundamental understanding of our business and the value proposition that we bring to our clients, as well as the ability to get the transaction done in a changing industry landscape. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. It is regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. medsurantmonitoring.com

About CIT Bank

Founded in 2000, CIT Bank (Member FDIC) is the U.S.

CIT Healthcare served as Sole Lead Arranger, Sole Bookrunner and Administrative Agent for the transaction. Individuals interested in receiving corporate news releases can register at cit.com/newsalerts or subscribe to the RSS feed at cit.com/rss. As of December 31, 2012, it had $9.6 billion of deposits and $12.2 billion of assets. cit.com

. CIT also operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), its primary bank subsidiary, which, through its online bank BankOnCIT.com, offers a suite of savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. commercial bank subsidiary of CIT. CIT maintains leadership positions in small business and middle market lending, factoring, retail finance, aerospace, equipment and rail leasing, and global vendor finance. Financing was provided by CIT Bank, the U.S.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CIT Group Inc.(NYSE: CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced that it arranged and syndicated a senior secured credit facility to support the growth strategy of Dallas-based Medsurant Holdings. CIT Bank makes loans without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.

This transaction demonstrates CITs understanding of the evolving healthcare marketplace as traditional healthcare service providers increasingly outsource specialized functions that they view as a non-core competency, said Steve Warden, President of CIT Healthcare

Brendan Rodgers: Hardworking Forward Has Liverpool Future.

He’s a good guy. If

anything changes on that from a personal perspective then him and I will

talk about that. Rodgers, who took

over as manager of the Merseyside outfit earlier this summer, said he

was impressed by the player’s passion and attitude.

“It would take a really special and unique opportunity for

Craig to walk out of Liverpool and for us to go our separate ways. He’s a

big supporter of this club – he loves the club. I like his intensity, his work-rate and his

passion so I would love him to be here,” ESPN

(http://www.espnstar.com/football/premier-league/news/detail/item824829/Rodgers:-Bellamy-has-passion-for-Reds/) quoted the Northern Irishman as


Bellamy first joined Liverpool in 2006, arriving from Blackburn

Rovers. It was

good to meet him and get his side of the Liverpool story. The Wales international is in his second spell with the Reds and

was one of the club’s better performers last season. He’s obviously got a year left on his contract

and going forward we will discuss more where he’s at,” the

former Swansea City boss pointed out.

“I had a really positive chat with Craig on Monday. However, he

was used mostly as a substitute due to knee problems. He

has a real passion for Liverpool Football Club and that’s the type

of people I want here. He left for West Ham United the next summer and returned to the

club last season as a deadline day signing from City. . All rights reserved.

Championship side Cardiff City

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18614647) expressed interest in

re-signing Bellamy , after he served a season-long club at the Welsh

club two years ago, during his time at Manchester City but Rodgers has

now said the forward, who will feature for Great Britain in the 2012

London Olympics, will stay at Anfield.

Rodgers has already offered second chances to players such as

(http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2012/06/15/3175551/joe-cole-to-be-given-fresh-start-at-liverpool-says-rodgers) Joe Cole and

(http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4382112/Alberto-Aquilani-happy-to-stay-at-Liverpool.html) Alberto Aquilani , who were kept

out from the first team by previous managers Roy Hodgson and Kenny


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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted forward Craig

Bellamy has a future at Anfield, after holding talks with the 32 year


Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. Craig is off now for the Olympics but we have promised

to keep in touch

Xavi, Iniesta, Messi y Busquets serán los capitanes

Andrs Iniesta, tercer capitn el ao pasado, pasa a ocupar la segunda capitana, que ostentaba el meta Vctor Valds, ahora sin equipo, y acceden por primera vez al estatus de capitanes Messi y Busquets.

Barcelona Xavi Hernndez, Andrs Iniesta, Lionel Messi y Sergio Busquets, por este orden, sern los nuevos capitanes del Barcelona para la temporada 2014-15, segn ha confirmado esta tarde el club azulgrana.

La plantilla del Barcelona eligi el pasado martes quines seran esta campaa los representantes del vestuario y, tal como se esperaba, Xavi toma el relevado del retirado Carles Puyol como primer capitn.

KKR appoints Alejo Vidal-Quadras as Director in the Madrid office

KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners’ capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business.

In this role, Mr Vidal-Quadras will be responsible for developing and supporting KKRs investment platforms in Spain.

Alejo Vidal-Quadras is joining KKR from 3i where he was Head of 3i Spain, responsible for investments in Spain and Portugal.

Johannes Huth, Head of KKR Europe, Africa and Middle East, said: As we continue to build our team, I am delighted that Alejo is joining us in Madrid.

Over the last years, KKR has invested over $2.4 billion in Spain. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level.

LONDON & MADRID–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KKR has announced today the appointment of Alejo Vidal-Quadras as Director, based in KKRs Madrid office.

Prior to joining 3i, Alejo worked at Rothschild in Madrid, providing M&A advisory services. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. Alejo holds a combined programme of Bachelors degree in Business Administration and MBA at ESADE in Barcelona, completed with a Master in Management CEMS at London School of Economics and HEC Paris. These investments include Inaer, Uralita, ACCIONA Renovables Internacional, Telepizza, Grupo Alfonso Gallardo, TSolar, Saba, PortAventura and two real estate investments in retail and leisure parks. We believe that Spain will present many attractive investment opportunities and Alejos involvement will enable us to identify and pursue even more opportunities on behalf of our investors.

- Ends –

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds.

Alejo Vidal-Quadras commented: I am excited to join an investment firm with such an outstanding reputation and track record.

Of KKRs more than 80 private equity portfolio companies, 18 have operations in Spain, employing over 7,000 people. I am sure that Alejos knowledge and network will be of great value to us. I am particularly attracted to KKRs flexible, multiproduct and entrepreneurial approach to investment, which is key in the local Spanish market.

. L.P. We have been investing in Spain since 2010, and we are expanding our team to offer our partnership, long-term capital and global industrial expertise to Spanish companies. During the 9 years with 3i, Alejo worked on 11 Private Equity investments across several sectors, including buyouts and minority investments, and participated in 6 Boards of Directors. (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com.

Jesus Olmos, Member, Head of European Infrastructure and Head of KKRs operations in Spain, said: I am thrilled to announce Alejos joining as we continue to build our Spanish presence. Alejo will be part of KKRs Private Equity team and reinforce coverage of the Spanish market for the other investments platforms such as Credit, Infrastructure and Real Estate. For additional information about KKR & Co