Premier http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23210/all en Soccer-Scottish Premier League results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-scottish-premier-league-results-and-standings <p>Jan 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Scottish Premier League matches on Thursday Thursday, January 3 Hearts 0 Hibernian 0 Wednesday, January 2 Aberdeen 2 Dundee United 2 <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/ireland">Celtic</a> 1 Motherwell 0 St. Johnstone 1 Dundee 0 St.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-scottish-premier-league-results-and-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009–10 Scottish Premier League 2010–11 Scottish Premier Under-19 League Premier Scottish Premier League Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:39 +0000 5731099 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Agency MP & Silva lands Premier League TV rights in Middle East http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-2-agency-mp-silva-lands-premier-league-tv-rights-middle- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Media agency wins Premier League rights in Middle East</p> <p>* Canal+ retains French rights</p> <p>* Overseas deals prove valuable for top English teams</p> <p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - TV sports rights firm MP &amp; Silva has trumped larger rivals Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) and Al Jazeera to win a three-year contract to distribute English Premier League soccer in the Middle East and North Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-2-agency-mp-silva-lands-premier-league-tv-rights-middle-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of OPEC Middle East Premier Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:16:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742062 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan premier resigns over flagging economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/taiwan-premier-resigns-over-flagging-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said Friday he has stepped down for health reasons, after the cabinet he heads came under fire for its poor handling of the economy.</p> <p>"I have some health problems ... and I need to completely change my life and work style to reverse the situation," the 63-year-old finance expert told a press conference to announce his resignation.</p> <p>"I believe that the economy will improve in the coming year. We have worked very hard on the planning for long-term issues and I hope everybody will continue to support the new team."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/taiwan-premier-resigns-over-flagging-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Politics Premier Republic of China Sean Chen Taiwan AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742554 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Premier League pushing for goal-line technology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/football-premier-league-pushing-goal-line-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The English Premier League on Wednesday confirmed its intention to introduce goal-line technology in time for the start of the 2013-14 season.</p> <p>World football's governing body FIFA announced on Tuesday that technology providing instant verdicts on goal-line decisions will be used for the first time at the Confederations Cup in Brazil in June.</p> <p>The English top flight has been in talks since last year with two companies, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, over the introduction of one of the two systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/football-premier-league-pushing-goal-line-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Premier Premier League Sports AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:45:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761191 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Li named as China premier: parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/urgent-li-named-china-premier-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's parliament named Communist bureaucrat Li Keqiang to the post of premier Friday, a role that involves running day-to-day government in the world's second-largest economy.</p> <p>"I announce that comrade Li Keqiang has been chosen as premier of the People's Republic of China," said Yan Junqi, a vice-chairwoman of the National People's Congress, China's rubberstamp parliament.</p> <p>kgo/slb/jw</p> Li Keqiang Premier Tuanpai AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:00:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784088 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Premier League approves goal-line technology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/football-premier-league-approves-goal-line-technology-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Premier League on Thursday announced a historic decision to sanction the use of goal-line technology in the English top flight from the 2013-14 season onwards, in a global first for a domestic competition.</p> <p>British-based firm Hawk-Eye was chosen over German company GoalControl to supply the ground-breaking technology at a meeting of the Premier League's 20 club chairmen.</p> <p>Hawk-Eye's system uses seven cameras to track the movement of the ball and sends a signal to the match officials' watches within a second if the ball crosses one of the two goal-lines.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/football-premier-league-approves-goal-line-technology-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football English footballers Law Premier Premier League Sports Technology AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:30:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5811642 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese premier tells Indian business leaders of need for greater economic ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/chinese-premier-says-world-peace-impossible-without-trust-be <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Indian business leaders Tuesday that developing stronger economic ties between their two nations would have huge benefits for both sides.</p> <p>Li spoke a day after holding meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during which the two leaders played down a recent border dispute and stressed the aim of forging deeper co-operation.</p> <p>Li told the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday that India and China were both enormous markets with incredible potential for growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/chinese-premier-says-world-peace-impossible-without-trust-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cabinet of India Disaster G20 nations Government of India Indian people International relations Li Keqiang Li Keqiang Member states of the United Nations Premier Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 20 May 2013 07:45:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5841771 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Premier League set for goal-line technology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/football-premier-league-set-goal-line-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At some point during the 2013-14 Premier League season, football history will be made when technology is used to settle a contentious goal-line decision for the first time.</p> <p>The system has already been deployed at last year's FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and this year's Confederations Cup in Brazil, but both tournaments passed off without any controversial goal-mouth incidents.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/football-premier-league-set-goal-line-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Law Laws of association football Premier Premier League Sports AFP Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:15:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5908793 at http://www.globalpost.com Former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador resigns seat in legislature http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140228/former-premier-newfoundland-and-labrador-resigns-seat-legisl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Kathy Dunderdale, the former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, is giving up her seat in the provincial legislature.</p> <p>Dunderdale became the uncontested Progressive Conservative leader after former premier Danny Williams quit politics in late 2010.</p> <p>She led the Tories to a third straight majority government in October 2011 but resigned on Jan. 24 amid questions about her leadership and a dramatic slide in approval ratings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Tom Marshall has called a byelection in the riding of Virginia Waters.</p> <p>Voters will go to the polls to choose their new representative in the provincial legislature April 9.</p> <p>So far three candidates are vying for the seat.</p> <p>Liberal Cathy Bennett, Progressive Conservative Danny Breen, who has been acclaimed as the party's candidate, and the NDP's Sheilagh O'Leary.</p> <p>The seat was vacated when former premier Kathy Dunderdale stepped down last month.</p> <p>(VOCM)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140529/australias-nsw-premier-win-election-now-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly Politics of Australia Premier Premiers of New South Wales Xinhua News Agency Fri, 30 May 2014 03:55:09 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6161838 at http://www.globalpost.com China committed to foreign recruitment: vice premier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140530/china-committed-foreign-recruitment-vice-premier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai on Friday reiterated China's long-term strategic policy of recruiting skilled personnel from abroad.</p> <p>Ma made the remarks during a meeting with foreign experts who are here to attend a seminar on exchanges in engineering technology between China and the United States.</p> <p>He commended the role of the seminar in encouraging Chinese enterprises to innovate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. 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