Luis Rubiales re-elected head of the Spanish football federation

Sole candidate, Luis Rubiales was reelected on Monday as president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for a four-year term.
Rubiales received 95 votes in favor, no votes against, and ten blank votes.
Rubiales took over the Spanish Football Federation in May 2018, replacing Angel Villar.
He will be at the head of the Spanish federation for the Euro and the Tokyo Olympics, postponed to the summer of 2021, as well as for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
It will also aim to obtain the organization of the World-2030 in collaboration with Portugal, for which Spain is a candidate.
Rubiales has benefited from the withdrawal of the candidacy of the former goalkeeper and legend of Real Madrid and the Spanish side Iker Casillas.


Korean Yoo in favorable waivers

The first step in the selection process for the new head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) noted the elimination of candidates from Mexico, Egypt and Moldova.

Nigeria, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and South Korea represented by its Minister of Commerce Yoo Myung-hee will be decided in the next round scheduled for next Thursday. Three out of five candidates will be eliminated, leaving just two candidates in the third and final round for the top post at the world trade body on October 6. The final result, which will be determined by consensus among the 164 member countries, should be communicated in early November. For now, therefore, the candidates are increasing alliances and meetings with government representatives to try to obtain support. In favorable ballot, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, the South Korean candidate and Minister of Commerce of her country, went to Switzerland and France.

It must be said that most States appreciate its profile and its experience of 25 years of expertise plead in its favor. But also the leadership acquired through various negotiations with developed and developing countries, and Korea’s experience in achieving economic development through trade liberalization.

According to the “Yoonhap” agency in France, the Minister discussed with Franck Riester, Minister Delegate to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs in charge of foreign trade and attractiveness, the role of the World Trade Organization ( WTO) in strengthening the multilateral trading system. They also discussed the measures put in place by their respective governments to restore international trade and the world economy against the backdrop of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Yoo plans to meet with other French government officials.

The Minister of Commerce also traveled to Washington where she met officials in charge of commerce and the US government. The visit focused on discussing a wide range of issues related to South Korea’s economic ties with the United States. Support from the United States is seen as crucial to winning the top WTO job, as the United States is the largest contributor to the WTO in terms of budget.

Yoo is committed to rebuilding confidence in the multilateral trading system by making it more relevant, resilient and more responsive if chosen as the new leader. His candidacy comes amid growing trade tension between the United States and China, and strained relations between South Korea and Japan.

West African countries will probably support the Nigerian or Kenyan candidate in the second round. But it is possible to envisage the relationship of cooperation and development between Korea and West Africa. Sharing Korea’s development experience from a developing to an advanced country cannot be ruled out.


Where do Moroccans shop?

The Mass Distribution (GD) sector has changed the daily life of Moroccans, but the frequencies and reasons for frequentation are not always the same. This mainly depends on the characteristics of households in terms of income, but also on the nature of the products purchased (food products, maintenance and cleaning products, drinks, etc.). This is, in any case, the main conclusion drawn from a survey published on September 16 by the research firm Sunergia on the preferences of Moroccans with regard to Large and Medium Surfaces (GMS). A survey which focuses this time on the preferences of Internet users and not on the general population as was the case in the previous survey on mass distribution carried out in 2018.

It emerges, first of all, that 33% of Moroccans attend supermarkets at least once a week. This proportion is 43% in Casablanca where purchasing power is higher.

In contrast, 25% rarely or never go there, mostly low-income people.

Purchasing power vs frequentation of supermarkets

Another result from this survey, conducted among 1,024 people, is that the frequentation of supermarkets is directly correlated with purchasing power.

The majority of Moroccans frequenting supermarkets and supermarkets are part of an affluent socio-professional category (middle class and over) residing in the urban environment. Indeed, 53% of Moroccans receiving a monthly salary of more than 20,000 DH are those who do their shopping in supermarkets, while only 27% who receive a salary less than 6,000 DH go there.

For those who do not frequent these stores, or rarely frequent them, they turn to traditional circuits. On this subject, the survey reveals that 40% of followers of the traditional circuit shop at supermarkets once every 4 months. These followers are more young single women, customers of the neighborhood grocery store, who earn less than Dhs 6,000 and who live in all regions of the country.

As for occasional visitors, they rarely frequent supermarkets (once a month or more rarely), but 29% frequent the Turkish chain BIM.

What about the most frequented supermarket?

The Sunergia survey shows, moreover, that Marjane, the leading retailer, seems to hold a very special place in Moroccan consumption habits in the hypermarket category (45% go there most often to do their shopping. courses), followed by BIM, then by the French brand Carrefour in 3rd position.

Neighborhood grocery stores

Asked about their preferences in terms of product category, 6 out of 10 Moroccans prefer to go to neighborhood grocery stores to shop for water and drinks, and a third prefer to buy in large retail chains.

Regarding dairy products, 56% of respondents prefer to get them from the local grocer, while 37% buy them in supermarkets and medium-sized stores. Maintenance and cleaning products are also purchased in neighborhood grocery stores by 40% of Internet users, against 30% who buy them in supermarkets and 19% in medium-sized stores.

The survey also shows that 53% of respondents prefer to go to markets to shop for fruit and vegetables, 22% in neighborhood grocery stores and 11% in specialty stores. For their meat and fish purchases, 35% prefer the market, 30% specialty stores and 20% neighborhood grocery stores.

To conclude, the survey shows that the food e-commerce sector, although the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated digital transformation in all sectors, is still timid in the face of traditional commerce and in the face of large retailers. .

The players in this sector will have to increase their efforts to encourage Moroccans to move towards this new mode of consumption, the study recommends.


The Crs du Pds congratulates the bravery of the people and …

Member of the PDS steering committee, Ngouda Dione “welcomed the bravery of the Malian people” this Wednesday, September 16, 2020 during the press conference of PDS executives.

Thus, as regards the political situation in Senegal, the framework of the party of the Pope of Sopi invites the Senegalese people to do the same. This is the best system they can adopt to “fight against the constitutional coup” because, “as heads of state in the sub-region have said, the 3rd term is a coup d’etat. “This is why the PDS promises to go down on the political ground to face Macky Sall …


Heavy sanction for Layvin Kurzawa, Neymar is doing well, Di Maria summoned …

Following the incidents which animated the end of the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille, the disciplinary committee of the LFP ruled. Sanctions are important on both sides.

According to Foot transfer window, it was Layvin Kurzawa who received the heaviest penalty, with 6 firm matches of suspension. Then comes Jordan Amavi, with 3 firm matches. Long awaited, the decision for Neymar generally sticks to the scale, with 2 firm matches + 1 suspended match. Same price for Leandro Paredes. Last player concerned by the disciplinary committee this Wednesday, Dario Benedetto, who only collects a suspension match, rather logical since he had been sent off for two yellow cards.

On the Angel Di maria case, the disciplinary committee decided to summon the Parisian player, so that he can explain his spitting in the direction of Alvaro Gonzalez. This same Alvaro Gonzalez can also fear what will happen next. The commission decided to place the case under investigation, which means that it has elements to conduct its investigation.

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The national team in concentration in Ifrane

From September 25 to October 10, the national handball team will start a preparation course in the city of Ifrane.
This internship comes as part of the preparations for the national team for the World Championship, scheduled for January 14 to 31 in Egypt, said the Royal Moroccan Handball Federation (FRMH) in a statement, adding that the national coach has called 18 players playing in national championship clubs.
In order to ensure an honorable and worthy participation of the Kingdom in this international sporting event, the Federation has scheduled a series of preparation courses inside and outside Morocco, including international friendly matches before joining Egypt. , said the same source.
The players and the technical staff will undergo, from September 15 to 22, the necessary medical visits before the start of the camp, added the FRMH, noting that the tests for Covid-19 will be carried out from September 22 to 24.


Thomas Cook is reborn from its ashes … but only on the internet

In its new version, Thomas Cook keeps the golden yellow heart-shaped logo of its predecessor. The English tour operator, which had filed for bankruptcy after 178 years of existence, will now sell organized trips only online and by phone from Wednesday.

The new online company employs only 50 people, compared to 9,000 in the UK alone for the former group which had a network of branches, planes and hotels of its own.

“What happened last year was a personal tragedy for thousands of my former colleagues, our partners and of course our loyal customers,” commented Alan French, former strategic and technological director of the late group currently appointed director general of the group for the United Kingdom.

Mr. French also promises that customers of the new Thomas Cook can be assured that their money “is protected” thanks to its “robust financial structure”.

“We have reinvented one of the best-known names in UK travel. Our new business combines a fantastic UK customer base and a modernized business model ‘protected by Atol’s European Travel Guarantee and support from’ ‘an organization of several billion dollars “, he assured, acknowledging however” the short-term difficulties posed by the pandemic “.

Thomas Cook had suddenly declared bankruptcy on September 23, 2019, short of money after the failure of a final attempt at recapitalization. This had triggered an unprecedented repatriation operation for 150,000 vacationers around the world. Many customers had also had the greatest difficulty in seeing their reservations refunded.

The English tour operator only offers destinations that do not require travelers from the UK to quarantine on their return, such as Italy, Turkey and parts of Greece.

(With Agencies)


“There are too many untruths! “(Abdoulaye Baldé)

Finally! He gave a sketch of his next communication that looked like a denial piece by piece. The mayor of Ziguinchor, Abdoulaye Baldé in a telephone connection with Dakaractu, did not want to go too far. Questioned by the president of the Pastef / Les Patriotes party on the 200 million allocated for the cleaning of the gutters and other questions, Abdoulaye Baldé maintained that when the time comes, he will provide a response to the height of the accusations and arrests.
“When the time comes, I will answer. There are too many untruths ”he served us. In view of the situation, the political future of the city of Ziguinchor promises to be turbulent, especially as local elections are looming on the horizon and all means will be good to destabilize its potential adversary.
Before the reply announced by deputy Abdoulaye Baldé to his counterpart Ousmane Sonko, it is the young people of the Ucs who will deny this Wednesday in Ziguinchor to wash down their mentor, Abdoulaye Baldé.


Iraq: Rise in anti-American attacks

A statement released Monday evening by the Security Media Cell, affiliated with the Iraqi prime minister’s office, said the first roadside bomb exploded on a highway in the southern Iraqi province of Qadisiyah.

The second explosion also took place in Babil province in central Iraq. “The two roadside bombs targeted the convoys of trucks carrying the equipment of the international coalition (led by the United States),” the statement said, adding that the trucks were operated by drivers and transport companies. Iraqis.

The explosions caused no damage and the convoys were not injured, he added.

Rocket attack near the US Embassy

Also early on Tuesday, a Katyusha rocket landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone of Baghdad, where the United States Embassy and many other diplomatic missions and government offices are located.

According to security sources, the rocket fell near the American embassy and sirens were heard from the building.

Meanwhile, a correspondent for the Amman-based Al-Hadath news agency claims that at least three of the missiles fired at the Green Zone were brought down by air defenses above the US embassy.

“Video captured nearby shows roaring air raid sirens as the Embassy’s counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) system engages incoming targets.”

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the new attacks, but they are the latest in a series of explosions that have hit US occupation forces amid anti-American sentiment in the country.

Tensions have risen in Iraq-U.S. Relations since January 3, when a U.S. drone struck a convoy at Baghdad airport, assassinating the former Quds Force commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. , Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani and Deputy Iraqi Leader Hashd al-Sha ‘abi force Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Just two days later, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously passed a bill requiring the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Iraq.

Iraqi resistance groups have pledged to take up arms against US forces if Washington does not conform to parliamentary order.


Trump indoor meeting, indignation of local authorities

US President Donald Trump held his first fully indoor meeting in months on Sunday, outraging local officials who warned the rally could violate coronavirus restrictions on the authorized gauge.

The meeting scheduled for Sunday in the city of Henderson, Nevada, drew the wrath of local authorities who reported that events involving more than 50 people were not allowed because of the coronavirus.

“The City of Henderson sent a formal letter and verbal warning to the event organizer explaining that the event, as scheduled, directly violated the governor’s Covid-19 emergency guidelines City spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said in a statement.

Trump used Sunday’s rally in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas, to applaud his own handling of the pandemic, which has killed nearly 195,000 Americans, the highest toll in the world.

“We have done an incredible job, we are getting absolutely no recognition for the work we have done,” Trump told the assembled crowd, adding that his leadership has “saved millions of lives.”

State Governor Steve Sisolak wrote on Twitter that “President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions tonight which is putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada.”

“It seems that the President has forgotten that his country is still in the middle of a global pandemic,” he said.

Gatherings worsen contamination rates

Donald Trump called Mr. Sisolak, a Democrat, an “amateur in politics” and urged the crowd to “tell your governor to open your state”.

The pandemic deprived the US presidential campaign of its usual flood of meetings, but with less than two months of the poll, Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have accelerated the pace of their appearances.

Mr. Trump’s campaign team said that temperature measurements would be taken at the entrance to the meeting and that masks would be given to participants, encouraged to wear them.

“If you can join tens of thousands of people demonstrating in the streets, playing in a casino or burning small businesses in riots, you can assemble peacefully under the 1st Amendment to listen to the President of the United States,” he said. Donald Trump’s campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told reporters.