COPENHAGEN: Danish brewer Carlsberg said on Thursday (May 23) it had agreed with Liverpool FC to extend its sponsorship deal with the soccer club until the 2023-24 season, marking the longest running partnership in England's Premier League.Liverpool, which ended second behind Manchester City in the domestic English league this season and will play Tottenham Hotspur in Europe's Champions League final next week, has been sponsored by Carlsberg since 1992."The relationship between Carlsberg and Liverpool FC is iconic, and we're extremely proud to have been a part of the family for over a quarter of a century," said Jessica Spence, Carlsberg's Chief Commercial Officer.Last month, Carlsberg released a limited-edition Liverpool FC beer with a red bottle and label to celebrate former manager Bill Shankly's decision to play in an all red kit.Liverpool FC, founded in 1892, has won 18 league titles, seven English FA Cups and five European Cups.Carlsberg, founded in 1847, is the world's third … [Read more...] about Football: Carlsberg extends sponsorship deal with Liverpool FC
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DOHA: Xavi Hernandez's dazzling career came to an anti-climactic end when his side Al Sadd were beaten 2-0 by Iranian giants Persepolis in their last group match of the AFC Champions League on Monday (May 20).The 39-year-old midfield genius, who helped Spain win the World Cup in 2010 besides helping Barcelona win two UEFA Champions League titles and eight La Liga titles, was cheered by poster-carrying fans at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran where already-eliminated Persepolis put on an improved display to register only their second win in six matches.Xavi was also honoured by the Persepolis management, but Al Sadd's second defeat in a row, following their 4-1 thrashing by domestic rivals Al Duhail in last week's Amir Cup final in Doha, must have left him with mixed feelings.Al Sadd had already qualified for the last 16 of the Asian tournament and they had hoped a victory on Monday would be an apt send-off for their captain who has been with them for four years.But although the Spaniard … [Read more...] about Football: Xavi’s last match ends in defeat for Al Sadd
WASHINGTON: U.S. lawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May with a Senate committee vote during the summer, but disputes are likely to push that timetable back, according to sources knowledgeable about the matter.The issue is of huge concern to advertisers and tech companies, like Facebook and Alphabet's Google, which provide free online services to consumers but derive revenues from advertising targeted to consumers based on preferences identified via data collection.Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal, Brian Schatz and Maria Cantwell are leading the effort to draft the measure along with Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Roger Wicker.The Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Thune, who chairs the Commerce Committee until January, has joined the working group, Thune confirmed.The senators involved in the privacy working group, including Thune and Cantwell, were meeting in Thune’s Capitol Hill office … [Read more...] about US lawmakers struggle to draft online privacy bill
NCRFA's summer youth football tiff kicks off (Philstar.com) - April 30, 2019 - 2:09pm MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Football Association (NCRFA) has launched its Summer Youth League at the British School Manila over the weekend. Now on its third year, the tournament will host 2,000 players from various football clubs all over Metro Manila. Teams from Rizal, Olongapo, Tanauan, Laguna and some other provincial teams have been invited as well. With the support of Makati Football Club, NCRFA is able to build a youth tournament that is for all the kids, giving everyone a chance to play as well as to promote the game. “It is essential for the NCRFA youth football league that team registration goes for free unlike other leagues who charge a premium, so it won’t exclude any child or team from joining,” said SeLu Lozano, Makati Football Club CEO and NCRFA summer youth league founder and … [Read more...] about NCRFA’s summer youth football tiff kicks off
ENJOY discounts of up to 70% from April 29 to May 5, 2019 during the Watsons 5.5 Online Shopping Festival. During the sale period, Watsons is offering special three-hour flash deals daily from 8pm to 11pm, with prices starting from as low as RM5.50. Watsons is also offering a line- up of flat-priced item deals at RM15, RM25, RM35 as well as buy three at RM55 and buy 1 free 1 bundle deals. The campaign will culminate in a Mega Sale on May 5, 2019, where Watsons will be offering additional discounts, free delivery and other special offers. Shoppers can save up to RM100 when they purchase items from Bio-Essence, Biore, Cetaphil, Dove, Ensure, L’Oreal, Maybelline, NanoWhite, NH Detoxlim, Pantene, Pure Beauty, Alia, Safi and Watsons Brand during the sale. Those who opt to pay with Boost, stand to gain more, as they can enjoy RM5.50 in cashback when they make purchases amounting to RM55 during the campaign period. This offer is limited to the first 5,555 shoppers only. Customers who … [Read more...] about Watsons’ 5.5 online shopping festival starts today!