Simon Burne joins THINK

first_img Howard Lake | 24 January 2005 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Simon Burne, Chairman of the Institute of Fundraising, has joined THINK Consulting Solutions this month.Simon was previously Director of Marketing and Fundraising at children’s charity NCH where he increased net income by 25% in his first year. Before that, he was Director of Fundraising and Communications at Acorns Children’s Hospice, where he had overall responsibility for fundraising and marketing, doubling income in three years and increasing prompted awareness to over 90% in its catchment area. He has been involved in voluntary sector marketing for 14 years, first at Intermediate Technology, and then at Relate and The Children’s Society. He is also Chairman of the Institute of Fundraising. Advertisement Simon Burne joins THINKcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tony Elischer, MD at THINK, said: “When Simon announced he was leaving NCH, every consultancy had an eye on him. We are delighted he has chosen to join THINK. “We are careful about how we grow our team: we need people who combine heavyweight thinking with hands-on experience and a non-formulaic approach to problem-solving for clients. Simon fits the bill perfectly. As our work continues to develop on the international front, Simon’s fluency in French and Spanish may come in handy too.” Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

USS Pasadena Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Pasadena Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii View post tag: Returns Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, after a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific region, June 22.“This was a great and extremely successful deployment for Pasadena,” said Cmdr. Andrew St. John, USS Pasadena’s commanding officer. “The crew operated this submarine with pride and professionalism responding to every challenge that came our way.”Pasadena departed Pearl Harbor Dec. 14, 2010, on her Western Pacific deployment. After operating in the dynamic environment of the Western Pacific, they returned with advanced qualifications. Twenty-two crew members became submarine qualified and are now authorized to wear the Submarine Warfare insignia or “Dolphins.”“With 30 percent of the crew on their first deployment, I could not be more proud,” said St. John. “They proved that we can take this submarine any place we need to go at any time.” Over the course of the deployment Pasadena completed multiple missions in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, as well as several port visits. Port visits to Saipan, Yokosuka, Sasebo and Guam allowed the crew to experience the unique cultures around the Pacific Rim.Los Angeles-class submarines are ideally suited for covert surveillance, intelligence gathering and Special Forces missions. This stealth, when combined with the submarine’s Tomahawk cruise missiles, mines and torpedoes, provide the operational commander with an unseen force multiplier. USS Pasadena was commissioned in July 1991 and is the U.S. Navy’s second “Improved” Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine. Throughout its 20-year history, Pasadena has deployed to and conducted operations in virtually every part of the Pacific Ocean, from the west coast of North and South America to Australia and the Persian Gulf.[mappress]Source: navy, June 24, 2011; View post tag: Naval View post tag: Harbor-Hickam View post tag: Navy View post tag: Pasadena USS Pasadena Returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaiicenter_img View post tag: Pearl June 24, 2011 View post tag: Joint Share this article View post tag: USS View post tag: Base View post tag: Hawaiilast_img read more

Russia vows ‘promising’ virus vaccines in September

first_imgTopics : Russia said Wednesday that it plans to begin production of two “promising” coronavirus vaccines in September and October as Moscow races to develop a formula before Western countries.At a meeting chaired by President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova singled out two vaccines under development by a research institute in Moscow and a lab in Siberia.”Today there are two vaccines that are the most promising,” Golikova said. Production of the first, which is being tested by the Moscow-based Gamaleya institute and the defense ministry, is set for September, Golikova said.Another vaccine being developed by the Vektor State laboratory near the Siberian city of Novosibirsk should be launched in October, she added.Russia, which has the world’s fourth-largest coronavirus caseload, hopes to be the first country to produce a vaccine.Scientists in the West have raised concerns about the speed of development of Russian vaccines, suggesting that researchers might be cutting corners after coming under pressure from the authorities to deliver.center_img Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said it was important to achieve a finished product in a “careful and balanced way.””One should be absolutely certain in a vaccine,” he said.Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund which is financing the Gamaleya trials, said the country hoped to be the first to approve a vaccine.”It’s a Sputnik moment,” he told US broadcaster CNN, referring to the launch in 1957 of the world’s first space satellite by Russia. “Russia will have got there first,” Dmitriev forecast.Russia has reported more than 828,000 coronavirus cases and 13,600 deaths so far.last_img read more

SIEOC: Grant Assists Local Families

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation, which serves Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland counties, is gearing up for their Energy Assistance program beginning Nov., 4.The Energy Assistance program is a federally funded block grant offered through the United States Department of Health & Human Services and administered through the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority.The program assists low-income families with the high cost of home energy.According to the SIEOC, if you think you are within the following guidelines, contact their office.Number in Household    Monthly Income    Annual Income1                                         $1,436.25               $17,235.002                                           1,938.75                23,265.003                                           2,441.25                 29,295.004                                           2,943.75                35,325.005                                           3,446.25                 41,355.006                                           3,948.75                 47,385.007                                           4,451.25                 53,415.008                                            4,953.75                59,445.00Each additional member add:    502.50              6,030.00Contact the office for more detailed information, as they are multiple items needed during the time of application.SEIOC’s main office is located at 110 Importing Street in Aurora, and they also have a satellite office at 528 Main Street, Brookville. SEIOCcan be reached at 812-926-1585 or toll free 888-292-5475last_img read more

Results from Day 1 of Qualifying for the 98th Running of THE Indianapolis 500

first_imgJR Hildebrand (left) and Ed Carpenter (right) after Day 1 of Qualifying for the 98th running of THE Indianapolis 500.Today was full of fast speeds on the oval, and a little confusion on the sidelines.The qualification format is different this year; so different that even the drivers and engineers aren’t quite sure how it will work out tomorrow. What is certain is that there will be two shootouts on day 2 of qualifying. The fun will begin with the cars in positions 10-30 from today re-qualifying in the first shootout to determine their final pole positions.Then, the cars in the 1-9 positions will compete in the second shootout. They’ll start with the car in 9th, JR Hildebrand’s #21, and work the way to the top of the list, Ed Carpenter’s #20. Each car will get to make one qualifying round of laps, which will determine the final pole positions for race day.The only positions that were determined today are numbers 31-33, belonging to Alex Tagliani, Martin Plowman, and Buddy Lazier, respectively.The shootouts tomorrow are sure to be eventful, and there should be cars that move positions. Rain delays and cancelled practices this past week meant that the cars and drivers weren’t quite tuned in as well as hoped, and many were still using today’s qualifying laps much like they would practice laps. Results of qualifying Saturday for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Verizon IndyCar Series (Rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses):1. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.0735 (230.661)2. (34) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.2090 (230.460)3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.2286 (230.432)4. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.2452 (230.407)5. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.3022 (230.323)6. (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.4306 (230.134)7. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.4741 (230.070)8. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.4993 (230.033)9. (21) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.5032 (230.027)10. (26) Kurt Busch, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.5493 (229.960)11. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.5904 (229.899)12. (98) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.6471 (229.816)13. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 02:36.6681 (229.785)14. (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 02:36.7821 (229.618)15. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.0111 (229.283)16. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.1426 (229.091)17. (8) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.3252 (228.825)18. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.3522 (228.786)19. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.4043 (228.710)20. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.4364 (228.664)21. (22) Sage Karam, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.4460 (228.650)22. (6) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.5435 (228.508)23. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.5944 (228.435)24. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.6265 (228.388)25. (63) Pippa Mann, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.6474 (228.358)26. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.6917 (228.294)27. (5) Jacques Villeneuve, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.7766 (228.171)28. (33) James Davison, Dallara-Chevy, 02:37.7912 (228.150)29. (16) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.8713 (228.034)30. (18) Carlos Huertas, Dallara-Honda, 02:37.9011 (227.991)31. (68) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.0246 (227.813)32. (41) Martin Plowman, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.5601 (227.043)33. (91) Buddy Lazier, Dallara-Chevy, 02:38.9102 (226.543) Sunday, May 18th Armed Forces Pole Day Schedule:7:00 a.m. Public Gates Open8:30 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Practice Begins9:00 a.m. IMS Midway Open9:30 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Practice ConcludesSam Schmidt Event Begins9:45 a.m. Enlistment Ceremony Begins – Plaza Stage10:15 a.m. Enlistment Ceremony Concludes – Plaza Stage11:00 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Qualifying (Positions 10 – 33, each driver will make one attempt)Rapid Fire Concert Begins – Plaza StageNoon Rapid Fire Concert Concludes – Plaza Stage12:15 p.m. American Dairy Pin Distribution Begins – Pagoda Plaza1:15 p.m. American Dairy Pin Distribution Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Qualifying Pre-Race Show Begins – Pagoda Plaza Stage2:00 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Fast 9 Qualifying Begins Qualifying Pre-Race Show Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Stage2:45 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Fast 9 Qualifying Concludes3:00 p.m. Verizon Pole Award Celebration4:00 p.m. IMS Midway Close – Public Gates Closelast_img read more

Softball: Badgers face lesser foes in Florida at Sheraton Invitational

first_imgAs February winds down, 16 games remain until Big Ten play begins for the University of Wisconsin softball team. For these next 16 contests, Wisconsin (8-1), who lost their first game of the season last weekend after starting 7-0, will travel to Florida, Texas, Colorado and Kentucky.This weekend features five games for the Badgers in Fort Meyers, Florida, for the Sheraton Invitational. They will play the Florida International University Panthers (8-3), the Boston College Eagles (7-3), Florida Gulf Coast University (5-4), the Hofstra University Pride (2-3) and the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights (0-4).Softball: Badgers off to to best start since 2012-13 season2017 has been particularly kind to the University of Wisconsin softball team. Even though the season is only six games Read…This invitational could provide a chance for Wisconsin to build a resume and prove they are the real deal with three of their five opponents over .500.Facing FIU will test the Badgers’ pitching. The Panthers have scored at least four runs in six of their 11 games and at least 10 runs in three of their games.FIU outscores their opponents 61-22 and has only been shut out once against then-No. 1 Florida. Their pitchers average a 2.28 ERA and have recorded three shutouts. The Badgers and the Panthers will square off Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. CT.Later that day, Wisconsin will face the ACC’s Boston College, another team that can put runs on the board. The Eagles have scored at least 6 runs in half of their games. But the Eagles’ bats have gone cold the last five games, only averaging 2.6 runs during a loss to Drake, a team the Badgers defeated earlier this season.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldBoston College has faced two ranked opponents in No. 7 Arizona and No. 21 Arizona State. The Eagles were handed the loss against Arizona by a score of 12-2 but bested Arizona State 3-2. Wisconsin and Boston College will take the field at 12:30 p.m. CT.The Feb. 25 double-header will kick off against Florida Gulf Coast at 12:30 p.m. CT. With FGCU being a streaky team this season, the Badgers might catch them at a good time. The Eagles started the season with a five-game winning streak that included 36 runs compared to their opponents’ four, three shutouts and a 4-3 win against then-No. 21 Fresno State. Since then, FGCU has lost four in a row, been outscored 29-12 and were on the losing side of a 9-0 thrashing against Fresno State.That evening, Wisconsin will face a familiar foe in Hofstra. Last weekend, the Badgers fended off the Pride’s rally to take the game 7-5. Both teams have played No. 25 South Florida, who was ranked 20th at the time. The Badgers won their game 3-1 while Hofstra lost theirs 7-5.Softball: 4-0 Badgers look to remain undefeated against USFThe University of Wisconsin Badgers softball team started their season in the best way possible. It began in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Read…The Pride’s only two wins came against Saint Joseph’s and Binghamton, two teams Wisconsin beat last weekend. The Badgers should be able to take advantage of a Hofstra pitching staff that has surrendered an average of 5.4 runs per game. First pitch is at 5 p.m. CT.Finally, Wisconsin will finish the weekend against fellow Big Ten team Rutgers Feb. 26. The Scarlet Knights will be looking for their first win of the season after weather prevented them from traveling to their first tournament and they then dropped four in a row to Northern Illinois and Ohio State the following weekend. Rutgers finished 12th in the Big Ten last season and have not faced the Badgers since 2015, when Wisconsin won the season series 2-1. The game starts at 9 a.m. CT.last_img read more

Mandanda to miss World Cup

first_imgFrance goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has confirmed he will miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ after suffering a neck injury in Marseille’s final match of the French Ligue 1 season. The 27-year-old collided with Guingamp striker Mustapha Yatabare during the first half of an eventual 1-0 victory for Marseille at the Stade Velodrome on Saturday.Marseille announced Mandanda had suffered a cracked vertebra, immediately putting his World Cup place in jeopardy, and Mandanda used his Twitter account to confirm the news on Sunday. “It is with sadness that I announce that unfortunately I will not be able to keep my place in the World Cup squad,” he wrote. “I wish the team of France a World Cup full of success.”Mandanda had been named alongside goalkeepers Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur and Bastia’s Mickael Landreau in France’s 23-man squad for the Brazil finals, with Stephane Ruffier of Saint-Etienne now expected to be called up from the reserve list.Speaking on Saturday evening, Marseille club doctor Christophe Baudot moved to allay fears of any neurological damage. “Steve has suffered a crack on his first cervical vertebra,” Baudot told Marseille’s official website. “We are still to learn the length of time he needs to recover, he must go for further tests on Monday.“However, there is no neurological problem. He returned home in a medical transport after undergoing tests. He is wearing a neck brace, but he is fine.”last_img read more

South Central Border League all-league football teams released

first_imgHonorable Mention Defense: Ricky Burris, Sr.- West Elk- Defensive Line, Ian Young, Sr.- Caldwell- Defensive Line, Michael Delaney, Jr.- Central- Defensive Line.Follow us on Twitter. Defense: First Team: Linebackers- Hunter Kistler, Sr.- Udall, Colter Silhan, Sr.- Oxford, Colton Massey, Sr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, Trent Kendrick, Sr.- Caldwell, Jacody Bratcher, Sr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, Lucas McMichael, Jr.- CentralDefensive Backs- Austin Weber, Sr.- Udall, Garrett Wells, Sr.- Argonia, Kaden Halling, Sr.- CaldwellDefensive Line- Isaiahh Loudermilk, Jr.- West Elk, Tanner Bonnell, Sr.- Udall, Sam Wencel, Sr.- Caldwell, Austin Tracy, Sr.- Argonia Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Second Team: Linebackers- Kyler Bruey, Jr.- Caldwell, Tyler Holt, Sr.- SedanDefensive Backs- Nolan Williams, Jr.- Udall, Huntur Cummings, Jr.- SedanDefensive Line- Kaden Boatman, Sr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, Andrew Mages, Sr.- Argonia, Oggie Shimkus, Sr.- Oxford Second Team: Offensive Backs- (QB) Darin Ward, Sr.- Caldwell, (RB) Colter Silhan, Sr.- Oxford, (QB) Lucas McMichael, Jr.- CentralOffensive Ends/Receivers- (WR) Huntur Cummings, Jr.- Sedan, (WR) Kaden Halling, Sr.- CaldwellOffensive Line- Jay Johnson, Sr.- Udall, Ben Call, Jr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, Austin Tracy, Sr.- Argonia Honorable Mention Offense: (WR) Braydyn Wilkey, So.- Udall, (WR) Josiah Duncan, Jr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, (RB) Colten Ward- So.- Caldwell- Sumner Newscow report — The South Central Border League released its 2014 all-league football selections by member coaches:South Central Border League, 2014 All-League Football TeamOffense: First Team: Offensive Backs- (RB) Dalton Loos, Jr.- Udall, (RB) Daelyn Haskins, Sr.- Oxford, (RB) Jacody Bratcher, Sr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, (RB) Kaden Boatman, Sr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, (RB) Armando Gomez, Jr.- West Elk, (QB) Nolan Williams, Jr.- Udall, (RB) Hunter Kistler, Sr.- Udall, (QB) Tyler Holt, Sr.- SedanOffensive Ends/Receivers- (WR) Garrett Wells, Sr.- Argonia, (TE) Andrew Mages, Sr.- ArgoniaOffensive Line- Isaiahh Loudermilk, Jr.- West Elk, Hunter Stuewe, Sr.- Caldwell, Oggie Shimkus, Sr.- Oxfordlast_img read more

Rockets lose Cameroon’s Mbah a Moute, seek Carmelo—report

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Croatia bars former player from World Cup over Ukraine video Now they are faced with the loss of two forwards in Mbah a Moute, who came to the Rockets last year from the Clippers and will return for $4.3 million, and Trevor Ariza, who signed a one-year deal with Phoenix last week worth $15 million.The moves add to uncertainty for the Rockets around Swiss free agent center Clint Capela, who has not agreed to a new deal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Facing a major frontline talent loss, the Rockets are hoping to add four-time US Olympian Carmelo Anthony, who is expected to have his contract bought out by Oklahoma City and become a free agent before the end of next week.Mbah a Moute, who had a one-year deal worth $2.1 million last season, turns 32 in September. He averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals a game last season for the Rockets in his 10th NBA campaign.center_img FILE – Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder cheers from the bench in the first half during Game Three of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 21, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFPCameroonian free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute has agreed to a one-year NBA deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN reported Monday, pushing the Houston Rockets to pursue Carmelo Anthony.The Rockets, led by NBA Most Valuable Player and scoring leader James Harden and backcourt partner Chris Paul, advanced within one win of the NBA Finals last season before losing to the eventual champion Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Chinese FA moves to plug transfer loophole after Bakambu affair

first_imgThe CFA bulletin issued late Monday appeared to be a response to French-born Congolese striker Cedric Bakambu’s murky move from Spain’s Villarreal to Beijing Guoan, after reports suggested it was structured to dodge the transfer tax.The CFA last May slapped a 100 percent tax on incoming transfers worth over 45 million yuan ($7 million) as concern mounted over spiralling fees splashed out to woo foreign talent to Chinese teams, most of which are already believed to operate at a loss.The unprecedented move has had a chilling effect on China’s once-overheated transfer market.But the Bakambu affair has emerged as a litmus test of the curbs, as reports in Spain and France said 40 million Euros had been paid to free the player from his Spanish contract.The move would reportedly bring Bakambu to Beijing on a free transfer and sparked speculation that the FA would work to seal any cracks in the system exposed by the deal.The new announcement said the tightened rules were issued after “considering the realities that have emerged in the current process of registering player transfers,” without elaborating.It said clubs that evade the levy on transfers of up to 45 million yuan would have one point deducted from their tally in the league table, on up to 15 points for transfers surpassing 360 million yuan ($57 million) in value.It was not immediately clear where that would leave Bakambu, whose fate has been shrouded in mystery.Bakambu and Beijing Guoan have largely kept quiet, although the club — coached by the German Roger Schmidt — previously told AFP that Bakambu left Villarreal “for personal reasons” and have pleaded ignorance about any deal.BBC Sport has previously quoted a figure close to Bakambu as saying that Guoan provided the funds to buy him from Villarreal.Compounding the confusion, Guoan released photos last month of Bakambu training with them in Portugal, but declined to confirm whether he had indeed joined the club.The CFA underlined its commitment to the 100 percent tax rule after the winter transfer window opened in China on January 1, saying it would not stand for any “loophole-exploiting behaviour”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Beijing Guoan released photos last month of Cedric Bakambu training with them in Portugal, but declined to confirm whether he had indeed joined the club © BEIJING GUOAN/AFP/File / HANDOUTSHANGHAI, China, Feb 13 – Chinese Super League teams who evade the country’s 100 percent levy on foreign player transfers face crippling point deductions under new measures aimed at plugging loopholes in the restrictions.The Chinese Football Association (CFA) said clubs could be docked up to 15 points in the league table depending on the value of a transfer and would be prevented from registering such players until all details of transfer contracts and proofs of payment are submitted to the league.last_img read more