Mexican business groups slam president’s electricity bill

first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican business groups say a proposed new law on electricity supply will hurt investors and force Mexicans to buy more expensive electrical power from older, dirtier government-owned plants. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed undoing much of the work over the last seven years to establish cheaper, more renewable energy, in large part through private generating plants, wind and solar farms. The bill would mandate that the first power to be used would have to be from government plants, many of which burn coal or fuel oil. Privately run natural gas and renewable energy would be the last in line.last_img

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Arsenal coach banned after calling teenage female referee a ‘little prick’

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Jun 2019 1:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link362Shares Arsenal coach banned after calling teenage female referee a ‘little prick’ Arsenal’s academy coach reduced a young female referee to tears (Getty Images)An Arsenal academy coach has been fined and banned by the Football Association after calling a teenage female referee a ‘little prick’.Alex Nichols was found guilty of two charges of improper conduct after two FA disciplinary hearings had investigated his altercation with the girl after his Arsenal youth side, which was made up of eight and nine-year-old children, had played Reading.According to two Reading coaches at the game who provided evidence for the hearing, Nichols was ‘behaving aggressively’ during the match.After the game, the female referee refused to shake Nichols’ hand and he responded by muttering: ‘How classy, little prick.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe FA’s lawyer said that the referee’s exchange with Nichols ‘had left her crying’. Alex Nichols was suspended by Arsenal over the incident (Getty Images)The referee claims that Nichols later approached her to apologise but she declined.In his response at the hearing, Nichols denied abusing the referee and claimed he replied ‘ok fine’ after she declined to shake hands.But the panel ruled: ‘We remain of the view that it is highly unlikely that the referee would have misheard ‘ok, fine’ for ‘how classy, little prick’.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNichols, who has been a coach for 12 years, has been banned three games and fined £400, while The Times report that he has been ‘moved to a general coaching position’ at Arsenal.An Arsenal spokesman said: ‘At Arsenal we do not accept or tolerate behaviour of this nature.‘We took appropriate action, suspending the coach immediately the allegation was brought to our attention.‘This was the first allegation of this nature in his long coaching career and has been warned about his future conduct.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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