Sin-bin could be introduced by Ifab

first_img0Shares0000Sin-bin plan to be looked at by football’s lawmaking body Ifab. PHOTO/BCC.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Sin-bins for yellow-card offences in football could be given the go-ahead as early as next month.Football’s law-making body Ifab will look at the proposal at its annual meeting in London in March. The measure has been tested in Uefa development competitions and some amateur leagues in recent years.If approved, sin-bins will come in at youth and amateur levels and could be introduced to the professional game within two to three years.Other proposals to be discussed at the meeting include allowing national associations more freedom to decide on the number of substitutions in a game.The move is intended to help the development of the game at lower levels, “by promoting and encouraging more people to take part,” the International Football Association Board agenda reads.There is also a line in the release about “fairness” and that “particular focus will be given to the role of the captain and how her/his responsibilities could be enhanced as part of a move to improve on-field discipline and create better communication between players and match officials”.This is likely to refer to a suggestion by Marco van Basten, the chief technical officer of governing body Fifa, that only the captain should be able to speak to the referee.Ifab is made up of Fifa and the four British home associations – the FAs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and is responsible for making the final decision on law changes.By BBC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Washington ~ Business and Occupation Tax: Economic Nexus Thresholds Announced

first_imgThe Washington Department of Revenue has announced that for calendar year 2017, the economic nexus thresholds applicable to apportionable activities for business and occupation (B&O) tax purposes will remain as follows: receipts threshold, $267,000; property threshold, $53,000; and payroll threshold, $53,000.Excise Tax Advisory No. 3195.2016, Washington Department of Revenue, December 19, 2016, ¶204-148last_img

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 and 5500 Series: Slumberland Wakes Up to Cost Savings and Efficiency

first_imgSlumberland Furniture needed to streamline its business and make its IT more efficient, so it decided to virtualize its environment and standardize on the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.   The result? Slumberland was able to consolidate its servers by 20:1. Now it’s moving to Cisco UCS* platforms based on the Intel Xeon processor 5670 and expects to run 60 virtual machines on a single full-width physical blade.“We’re putting 20 virtual machines on a half-width blade with the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series and expect the full-width UCS blades with the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series to triple that number,” explained Seth Mitchell, Infrastructure Team manager for Slumberland.Read the whole story in our new Slumberland Furniture success story. As always, you can find this one, and many others, in the Reference Room and IT Center. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.last_img read more