Messi returns to training with Barcelona

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona training on Monday afternoon and arrived early ahead of his teammates.The training with Barcelona was the first time since the fallout with the club over his future. On Monday morning, Barca tweeted an image of the record-breaking forward, 33, posing in the pink shirt of their third kit for 2020-21.Messi last month informed Barcelona he wanted to depart this summer and intended to utilise a clause in his contract which he and his representatives claimed allowed him to do so on a free transfer.Barca insisted the time had passed for the clause to be activated and that the player would need to pay the €700 million release clause in his contract if another club wanted to sign him this summer.Messi subsequently revealed in an interview, published on Friday, that he had reversed his decision, saying he could never go to court against the club to secure a move.Tags: BarcelonaLa LigaLionel Messitraininglast_img read more

Clive Hawkswood confirms RGA leadership departure

first_img Clive Hawkswood Chief Executive of online gambling/betting trade body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today confirmed to industry media that he has decided to step down as leader of the organisation.Hawkswood has confirmed that he intends to officially depart RGA leadership in early 2019 and that he will help the trade body in its executive search for a successor.A veteran of UK and European policy development, Hawkswood has led the RGA since 2005, representing the industry interests at an international level, whilst promoting better standards and social responsibility to its stakeholders.During his tenure, Hawkswood is credited for significantly expanding the membership and representation of the RGA, as well as launching safer gambling initiatives.Hawkswood departs the RGA, as UK gambling prepares to launch its new gambling self-exclusion program GamStop, which will be led by Fiona Palmer (CEO) alongside Jenny Watson CBE as Chair.Speaking at the 2018 ‘Betting on Sports Conference’, Hawkswood detailed to delegates that the RGA was in open dialogue with UK Treasury officials, in relation to the government imposing a further tax hike on remote gambling duty.The RGA is expected to officially confirm the departure of Clive Hawkswood within the coming days. Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Submit Share Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more