Ray Clemence: Jurgen Klopp pays tribute after former Liverpool and England ‘keeper dies aged 72 | Football News

first_imgHis former Spurs team-mate Ossie Ardiles tweeted: “So, so sad to heard the news of Raymondo passing away. He was a great goalkeeper, wonderful companion, friend.“He battled this illness right until the very end. We will miss you. Rest in peace my friend.“My family and my thoughts and prayers go out to Vee, her family and friends.”Clemence later moved into coaching and spent 17 years as part of the backroom staff with the England team – whose players wore black armbands to commemorate him during their Nations League game in Belgium on Sunday night.Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson said: “I’m really sorry for him and his family. As a player, he was one of the best ever. Clemence played in three European Cup finals for LiverpoolImage:Clemence won three European Cups with Liverpool Clemence, seen here on international duty in 1972, made 61 appearances for England Jurgen Klopp has hailed Ray Clemence as an “extraordinary player and a wonderful person” after the Liverpool legend died on Sunday, aged 72.Clemence – who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005 and also received treatment for a brain tumour – made 665 appearances during a 14-year career with the club.- Advertisement – “They say it better than I ever could; that Ray Clemence is one of the reasons our club is such a special one all these years later. He was one of the foundation stones that so much of this club’s success was built on.“Our feeling in this moment is of course overwhelmingly sadness, but it is also appreciation. Our fans will remember with fondness an extraordinary player and a wonderful person who contributed so much to Liverpool Football Club.“He and his loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. You’ll Never Walk Alone.”- Advertisement – Sir Kenny Dalglish also paid tribute, tweeting: “Clem was a fantastic team-mate and great to be around.“I will never forget how he helped me to settle in at Anfield. Our thoughts are with the Clemence family. RIP Clem.” – Advertisement – He signed as an 18-year-old for £18,000 from Scunthorpe in 1967 and went on to win five First Division titles, three European Cups, two UEFA Cups, the European Super Cup, the FA Cup and the League Cup.Klopp said: “This is an extremely sad moment for everyone associated with Liverpool FC and we, as the current team and management, send all our love to the family.“We should never forget it is great players who make great teams and clubs. You only need to listen to the legends of LFC from his era to understand his significance. Sven-Goran Eriksson leads the tributes to former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence, who has died at the age of 72 Alan Kennedy has paid tribute to his former Liverpool team-mate Ray Clemence, who has died at the age of 72 Manager of England Sven Goran Eriksson discusses tactics with goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence (R) as assistant Steve McClaren takes notes during the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Round of 16 match between England and Ecuador played at the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium on June 25, 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. Clemence played 240 times for Tottenham. Credit: David Cannon/Allsport
Image:Clemence played over 300 times for Tottenham (credit: David Cannon/Allsport) – Advertisement – 1:52 Ian Rush added: “RIP Ray Clemence. It was an honour to know you and to get the chance to play with you.”As well as establishing himself as arguably Liverpool’s greatest ever goalkeeper, Clemence also enjoyed a long international career, winning 61 England caps over 11 years.However, he surely would have won many more were he not competing with Peter Shilton – who won a record 125 caps – for the No 1 shirt.Speaking to Sky News, Shilton said: “I always looked upon Ray as a real friend, and we were real rivals as well for 10 years altogether.“Ray’s been battling for quite a few years with his illness and I texted him when he was in hospital and he said, ‘I’m struggling a bit, Shilts’.“I said, ‘there’s an awful lot of people who want you to get better Ray,’ and he sent a thumbs up. He was a definite fighter but it’s a definite loss to the game.“The thing about Ray, he always kept his feet on the floor, he was a good lad, and really liked by everybody.“We always had a good laugh, and that was the thing about Ray, he had a good personality, a great character.“I started quite a while before as a professional and Ray came in a bit later. He had natural ability, reflexes, agility.“He’s up there will the best goalkeepers of all time.”Clemence left Liverpool to join Tottenham in 1981, going on to win another FA Cup and UEFA Cup before retiring in 1988 after suffering an Achilles injury. 1:00 “To work with him was fantastic. I was very keen to keep him as long as I was manager of England. He was positive, he was happy, he had good humour.“He was very skilful too as a goalkeeping coach. When I started the job, I asked him who was the best goalkeeper, and he chose sometimes. I trusted him 110 per cent.“He was a great man to me, not only on a professional level, but also a great man personally and we became close friends.”Fabio Capello also shared his memories of Clemence, saying: “Ray was a fantastic person and a good friend. He was a very important member of the England coaching staff, liked and respected by everyone.“When I first arrived in England, I remembered Ray as a brilliant goalkeeper with Liverpool, Tottenham and the national team. He was also an excellent goalkeeper coach.“A gentleman who had a great sense of humour. We often played golf together with Sir Trevor Brooking, which I always enjoyed.“I really appreciated his knowledge and loyal support while I was the England manager. He will be greatly missed. I would like to send my deepest condolences to all of Ray’s family.”last_img read more

W10 to be new W1?

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US Treasury, airlines reach deal on financial aid

first_imgWhile details of the agreement were not disclosed, a source close to the negotiations said the US government would become a minority shareholder in the airlines.In his statement, Mnuchin said the deal “will support American workers and help preserve the strategic importance of the airline industry while allowing for appropriate compensation to the taxpayers.”He added that the Treasury is evaluating applications from smaller passenger carriers and also “will provide further guidance” to cargo airlines and their contractors.Happy airlinesUS airlines hailed the agreement, with Southwest congratulating the Treasury on its move “to infuse liquidity into the economy and try to keep businesses open and people on the job – and that certainly includes the airlines and our employees.”A passengers waits for a Delta Airlines flight in Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport, May 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (AFP/Robyn Beck)Southwest expects to receive $3.2 billion under the program, $2.3 billion of which will go towards payroll for its 60,000 employees with the balance taking the form of a low-interest loan to be repaid over 10 years.In exchange, Southwest will give the government about 2.6 million warrants – financial instruments that can be turned into stock shares and whose price was not specified but is usually fixed in advance.That is in line with a demand the Treasury made in talks on Friday for warrants to compose 10 percent of the aid each company receives, the source said, while informing airlines that they’d have to pay back 30 percent of the money they received.Airlines are also eligible for another $25 billion in loans to help them resume operations after the pandemic caused air traffic to plunge, leading carriers to suspend routes, cut back on orders and cancel hundreds of flights.American Airlines said it would apply for $4.75 billion in those loans this week, in addition to $5.8 billion received under Tuesday’s agreement with the Treasury.”The support our government has entrusted to us carries immense responsibility and an obligation that American Airlines is privileged to undertake,” the carrier’s CEO Doug Parker said in a statement. Read also: Transportation industry seeks ‘rescue package’ to weather COVID-19 impacts”It is our privilege to continue flying through the downturn and to be in a ready position as our country and the world return to the skies.”Travel hit hardAmerican and Southwest have also promised not to lay off or cut pay for their employees until the end of September – when the Treasury program finishes.In addition, the carriers said they had agreed to limits on executive compensation, share buybacks and dividend payments.The pandemic has caused the cancellation of about 80 percent of US carriers’ flights including many transatlantic routes.The International Air Transport Association said on Tuesday that passenger revenues would plunge 55 percent, or $314 billion, in 2020 due to the pandemic.Topics : United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and major US airlines on Tuesday reached an agreement on financial assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to keep paying workers and avoid bankruptcies in an industry that employs 750,000 people.The Treasury came to terms with 10 airlines, including the four largest – Delta Air Lines, Americans Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Some were initially hesitant to accept the money for fear of nationalization despite the damage done by the pandemic, which has brought air travel to a standstill. Read also: Airports reduce hours, close terminals following sharp decline in flight trafficUS President Donald Trump said the deal means “our airlines are now in good shape, and they will get over a very tough period of time that was not caused by them.”Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin meanwhile said he was “working with the airlines to finalize the necessary agreements and disburse funds as quickly as possible.”Congress last month approved a US$2.2 trillion stimulus plan to rescue the world’s largest economy, which includes $25 billion for airlines to continue paying employees’ salaries and benefits until September 30.last_img read more

UK court puts Paragon Offshore in administration

first_imgA UK court has appointed joint administrators for the drilling contractor Paragon Offshore following the driller’s application last week for administration in the United Kingdom to advance its Chapter 11 plan. Paragon reported on Tuesday that the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Companies Court of England and Wales considered the company’s application for administration in the United Kingdom and granted an order appointing two partners of Deloitte LLP as administrators of the company on Tuesday, May 23.Paragon noted that the appointment of the joint administrators is a necessary component of the consensual plan of reorganization under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code that the company announced on May 2, 2017. Under the consensual plan, Paragon’s existing equity is deemed worthless and the company’s secured creditors and unsecured bondholders will receive equity in a new reorganized parent company.The next major milestone in Paragon’s chapter 11 cases is the confirmation hearing scheduled to begin on June 7 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Assuming the consensual plan is confirmed, Paragon is planning for its emergence from chapter 11 in early July; however, this timing is subject to the completion of certain conditions precedent to emergence including, among other things, the reorganization of the corporate structure of Paragon and its subsidiaries.As previously disclosed, under administration, Paragon will continue to conduct business in its normal course. Drilling contracts will continue and vendors and employees will continue to be paid. The joint administrators will assume all powers to manage the affairs of the company; however, Paragon’s existing board has agreed to remain involved in an advisory capacity to the administrators until the company emerges from chapter 11, and the existing executive management team will remain responsible for the operational management of the Paragon group.last_img read more

RaceSaver Nationals underway at Eagle

first_imgBy Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. – Thursday night at Eagle Raceway began the four-day extravaganza known as the RaceSaver Nationals.Race teams from across the country towed to the ‘Fastest 1/3 mile in the world’ to participate in America’s larg­est Sprint Car event.A couple hours of practice time gave all IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers the opportunity to acquaint, or reacquaint themselves with the high banks at America’s Home Track.To finish off the evening, the five qualifying heats to set the field for the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champi­ons were run. The top 20 after finishing positions and passing points are calculated will make up the field with the race being run after the qualifying feature on Saturday night.Winning those heats were Zach Blurton, Andy Shouse, Jason Martin, Jake Bubak and John Carney II.Action kicks off in earnest tonight (Friday) with the first qualifying heats and features for Sunday’s finale. Those who finish in the top nine of the ‘A’ feature this evening will make up the first three rows of the ‘Big Dance’ on Sunday when the field lines up three-wide to chase the top prize. Also running will be the ATV Motorsports IMCA Sport Compacts.Grandstands open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. Adult front gate admission is $13, youth ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. with pit passes costing $25. A three-day pit pass can be purchased for $75.After the races there will be a pit party, featuring Bad Apple providing the entertainment. Replays of the night’s action will be shown and the Melon Bar will be open!last_img read more

Thomas Lane, police officer involved in Floyd’s death, released from jail on bail

first_imgkali9/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail on bail.Lane, 37, who had been held on $750,000 conditional bail, was freed from the Hennepin County jail at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records.His lawyer, Earl Gray, confirmed Lane was released Wednesday afternoon after posting bail and told ABC News he had no further comment at this time.He is one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Floyd.The fourth officer, Derek Chauvin, who was caught on camera pinning Floyd down with his knee while he cried out, “I can’t breathe,” has been charged with second-degree murder and has not entered a plea.All four officers were fired following Floyd’s murder.Lane, who was a rookie on the force with four days on the job, was being held on $1 million without conditions, but was released on conditions at $750,000. He will be monitored during release, may not carry a gun and must not take part in any law enforcement activities.Lane’s next hearing is scheduled for June 29, and his attorney, Gray, told the Star Tribune that the fired cop is planning to file a motion to dismiss the charges against him.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bhuvneshwar blitz skittles West Indies

first_imgINDIA 1st innings 353 (R. Ashwin 118, W. Saha 104, L. Rahul 50)WEST INDIES 1st innings (Overnight: 107-3)K. Brathwaite c Saha b R. Ashwin 64L. Johnson run-out (Rahul) 23Da. Bravo c Jadeja b I. Sharma 29M. Samuels b B. Kumar 48J. Blackwood c Kohli b B. Kumar 20R. Chase c Rahane b Jadeja 2S. Dowrich c S. Dhawan b B. Kumar 18J. Holderlbw b B. Kumar 2A. Joseph c Rahul b B. Kumar 0M. Cummins c Saha b R. Ashwin 0S. Gabriel not out 0Extras: (b-13, lb-2, nb-2, w-2) 19Total: (all out, 103.4 overs) 225Fall of wickets: 1-59, 2-129, 3-135, 4-202, 5-203, 6-205, 7-212, 8-212, 9-221.Bowling: B. Kumar 23.4-10-33-5 (w-2), M. Shami 17-3-58-0, R. Ashwin 26-7-52-2,I. Sharma 13-2-40-1 (nb-2), R. Jadeja 24-9-27-1.INDIA 2nd inningsL. Rahul c K. Brathwaite b Cummins 28S. Dhawan lbw b Chase 26V. Kohli lbw b Cummins 4A. Rahane not out 51Ro. Sharma not out 41Extras: (b-1, lb-1, nb-5) 7Total: (for 3 wickets, 39 overs) 157Fall of wickets: 1-49, 2-58, 3-72.To bat: R. Ashwin, W. Saha, R. Jadeja, I. Sharma, M. Shami, B. KumarBowling: S. Gabriel 3-0-19-0 (nb-1), A. Joseph 4-0-23-0 (nb-2), M. Cummins 6-1-22-2 (nb-2), J. Holder 5-1-17-0, R. Chase 11-1-41-1, K. Brathwaite 10-1-33-0. (REUTERS) – A devastating spell of swing bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar put India in command on the fourth day of the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia yesterday.Kumar ripped through the middle order and tail, moving the second new ball both ways through the air and off the seam to pick up five wickets at the Darren Sammy Stadium in Gros Islet.Playing his first Test in 19 months, he took five for 33 in 23.4 overs as West Indies lost their last seven wickets for 23 runs to be all out for 225 in the first innings.India then reached 157 for three by the close of play, 285 runs ahead, leaving captain Virat Kohli to ponder the best time to declare on the final day today.All of Kumar’s dismissals were achieved with quality deliveries, three caught in the slips, one bowled and one lbw.“That was a spell of consistent, high-quality swing bowling,” said former West Indies player Jeffrey Dujon on television commentary.“He gave all the batsmen trouble, swung it in, swung it out, set up Marlon Samuels beautifully and really didn’t move too much from that tight off-stump line.”Samuels was perhaps Kumar’s most prized scalp, out for 48 when he was beaten by an inswinger that he chopped on to his stumps.One run earlier Jermaine Blackwood was caught at second slip off Kumar for 20. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite top-scored for West Indies with 64.India skipper Virat Kohli went cheaply in India’s second innings, trapped lbw by Miguel Cummins for four after making just three in the first knock.Ajinkya Rahane (51) and Rohit Sharma (41) were unbeaten at stumps. India lead the four-Ttest series 1-0.last_img read more

Other Sports MC Mary Kom Achieves Another BIG Honour, Named Best Asian Athlete

first_img New Delhi: MC Mary Kom has plenty of honours to her name. She is the only women athlete in history to have won six world boxing championships and she has won the gold in the Asian and Commonwealth Games event. Recently, Mary Kom achieved yet another big honour as she was named the Best Female Asian Athlete in the Awards for Asia’ ceremony organised by Asian Sportswriters Union (AIPS Asia) in Malaysia. AIPS Asia, an organization representing Asian sportswriters since 1978, was holding this award ceremony for the first time this year to honour Asian athletes who have excelled at the highest level.Mary Kom had defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota 5-0 to clinch the Women’s World Boxing Championship to make her the most successful athlete in women’s boxing in history. The 35-year-old boxer had secured the gold medal the last time it was held in New Delhi in 2006 and she shattered history to become the all-time leading gold medal winner in the World Boxing Championship. With this win, Mary Kom became the only female boxer in history to win six gold medals in the World Boxing Championship. When one looks at both men and women’s boxing, Mary Kom has drawn level with Cuban boxer Felix Savon.The Qatar Football team was voted as the best team in Asia as they won the AFC tournament for the first time. Qatar stunned Japan 3-1 to win their first Asian Cup sparked by a moment of magic from record-breaker Almoez Ali and after nail-biting late drama. Sudan-born striker Ali scored with an acrobatic bicycle kick after just 12 minutes before Abdelaziz Hatim curled in a superb second and Akram Afif converted a VAR-assisted penalty to give the 2022 World Cup hosts a famous victory in Abu Dhabi. Qatar survived a scare at 2-0 when Takumi Minamino pulled one back on 69 minutes, only for Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov to award the Maroons a penalty on review for a handball by Japan captain Maya Yoshida. Ali became the first player to score nine goals at a single Asian Cup after only being cleared to play just hours before kickoff following a UAE protest over his eligibility. Apart from Qatar, the Japan women’s football team have been named as the best team. South Korea footballer Son Heung-Min have been named the Best Asian Female and Male Athletes. Son currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. MC Mary Kom has won six world boxing championship gold medals.Son Heung-Min currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur.Qatar won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time by defeating Japan. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Judge homers, leaves early in Yanks’ 9-6 win over Braves

first_img Aaron Judge dented an advertisement with a scorching home run before making an unusual early exit, Jordan Montgomery pitched efficiently against a lineup missing its brightest young star and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 9-6 Tuesday night.Atlanta scratched Ronald Acuña Jr. about 90 minutes before first pitch with a sore left wrist. The 2018 NL Rookie of the Year homered three times during a doubleheader Sunday against Philadelphia but was pulled early in a blowout loss Monday. It’s unclear when the injury occurred.Judge smashed his 113.1 mph homer off a sign above the home bullpen in right-center field, leaving his mark on a shot leading off the fifth. He entered the day tied with San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. for the major league lead with eight home runs.Then his night came to a bizarre end.Yankees manager Aaron Boone sent Mike Tauchman to pinch-hit for Judge in the sixth inning with New York leading 8-3 — hardly a blowout. Judge didn’t appear to be injured and clapped as he watched Tauchman hit from the top rail of the dugout. But he later appeared to head to the clubhouse and didn’t return.No other Yankees’ starter was removed at that stage of the game, and there shouldn’t be much need to rest Judge with New York getting two days off this week.Luke Voit hit a three-run drive in the first inning off Braves starter Touki Toussaint (0-1), who turned in the second straight abysmal start for a rotation that’s reeling without injured ace Mike Soroka, lost for the season with a torn right Achilles tendon. Atlanta starters have a 5.57 ERA.Toussaint allowed six runs — five earned — in four innings a night after left-hander Sean Newcomb allowed eight runs in 1 1/3 innings against Philadelphia. Newcomb was demoted to the alternate site after Monday’s game.Judge’s home run came off 22-year-old right-hander Bryse Wilson, who was recalled from Atlanta’s alternate site to replace Newcomb. Wilson was under consideration to start Wednesday against the Yankees until Toussaint left the Braves in need of long relief.Montgomery (2-1) cruised through five innings before allowing a three-run homer to Marcell Ozuna in the sixth. He threw 78 pitches over six innings, allowing three runs, four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Zack Britton pitched a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save.Mike Ford added a two-run double for New York in the third.Atlanta clawed back from an 8-0 deficit a night after scoring seven runs in the ninth inning of a 13-8 loss to the Phillies. Johan Camargo and Tyler Flowers each had RBI doubles Tuesday.LEATHER LACKINGNew York’s middle infielders had a rough night defensively. In the second inning, neither second baseman DJ LeMahieu or shortstop Gleyber Torres covered second on a potential double-play grounder to third baseman Gio Urshela.LeMahieu and Torres also appeared to have a miscommunication on a grounder up the middle in the seventh, allowing Atlanta’s fourth run to score, and Torres made an error that led to another run in the eighth.TRAINER’S ROOMBraves: Atlanta says Acuña is day to day, and at this stage, he’s not planning to join best friend and second baseman Ozzie Albies on the injured list. Albies has a sore right wrist.Yankees: OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton is expected to miss three to four weeks after being diagnosed with a grade 1 left hamstring strain, although manager Aaron Boone said the team was still evaluating the 2017 NL MVP and the timeline could be adjusted. … RHP Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) threw about 25 pitches against live hitters at the alternate site. His time frame to rejoin the team remains unclear. … OF Clint Frazier was promoted from the alternate site, two days after INF Thairo Estrada was sent down. … Voit was hit in the left hand by a pitch in the fifth inning but remained in the game.UP NEXTRHP Masahiro Tanaka (0-0, 1.17) is slated to face the Braves after pitching five shutout innings against Tampa Bay in his previous outing. Atlanta’s plans are unclear after using Wilson on Tuesday.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 08:15 IST Judge Homers, Leaves Early In Yanks’ 9-6 Win Over Braves Aaron Judge dented an advertisement with a scorching home run before making an unusual early exit, Jordan Montgomery pitched efficiently against a lineup missing its brightest young star and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 9-6 Tuesday night Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 12th August, 2020 08:15 IST Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Sweden moves forward with national gambling reform

first_img Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities July 2, 2020 Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 As anticipated the Swedish government has published its long-awaited revamped national gambling policy, in which it will open a new licensing window for online gambling/betting operators.Re-regulating the market, Swedish policymakers have placed a significant emphasis on consumer protections, industry responsibility, monitoring of betting enterprises combined with an all-around improvement in standards.The revamped framework, sees the Swedish government split its gambling industry into three separate compartments;Open/Competitive – For new licensed online gambling/betting operators.Public interest – Charitable firms servicing lottery and bingo products.State Enterprise – Servicing land-based casinos and gaming machine operators.New Swedish online gambling incumbents will be taxed at 18% gross gaming revenue charge, with the government placing no taxes on consumer play or winnings.Updating stakeholders, the Swedish government has introduced a new code of conduct, which all gambling stakeholders must adhere to. New responsibility provisions include;A comprehensive duty to protect customers, with all licensed operators offering player self-exclusion services.Players must have the ability to ‘turn-off’ gaming content they choose.Licensed operators can only promote certified games content approved by the Swedish gambling regulator, Lotteriinspektionen.Player bonuses can only be offered once as a customer sign-up incentive and used at ‘first time of play’.The new policies will see the Swedish government secure its market against unlicensed operators. The government will be able to block suspected payment transactions between consumers and unlicensed operators, as well as instruct local ISP to block access to unlicensed gambling portals.Presenting Sweden’s revamped gambling framework Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister of Civil Affairs stated;“We strengthen the Lottery Inspectorate as the Game Inspectorate and give the Authority more and more powerful tools. Unlicensed actors shall be closed outside and licensees shall conduct their business in accordance with the law. We also today give an assignment to the State Office to follow up the reform in order to quickly adjust the law if the objectives of the reform are not met. It is crucial that sustainable funding for the community is not jeopardized”Swedish policy stakeholders will now move to implement the new legislation by 1 January 2019 Submitlast_img read more