This came about after FIFA, in collaboration with Oceania Football Association this week held a workshop on club licensing in Port Moresby.The purpose of the workshop was to inform NSL Club’s franchise owners about the introduction of the FIFA Club Licensing System in PNGFA that will introduce a set of minimum criteria into regional and domestic competitions from 2016 and 2017, respectively.Nineteen members of the current and interested National Soccer League (NSL) clubs attended the workshop.FIFA’s Senior Manager of Member Associations, James Johnson said FIFA’s Club Licensing System is based on five key points: sporting, personnel and administrative, financial, infrastructure and legal.“These aim to safeguard the credibility and integrity of club competitions while improving the level of professionalism within the football family and promoting transparency in the finances, ownership and control of clubs,” said Johnson.He said at the end of this process, the benefits for clubs, leagues and member associations are numerous which include higher level of club management, better level of home-grown players, and ultimately better level of the national team.
Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the progress made between the IFA and the Minister of Agriculture Simon Coveney.Deliberations between beef farmers and the meat processing industry have ended positively after lengthy discussions last night. A nine-hour meeting took place between the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney , who claimed good progress had been mande on a number of contentious issues.The groups met yesterday evening in Celbridge, Co Kildare for a Beef Forum, chaired by former civil servant Michael Dowling. Commenting on the agreement announced overnight, Minister of State Joe McHugh TD told Donegal Daily, “I welcome confirmation overnight that an agreement has been reached between beef farmers and the meat processors.“I understand that both sides will remain within the Quality Assurance Scheme, that weight limits for cattle are to be lifted until January 2016.“There will be a united front from all involved, including the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, where appropriate, to review age specification of cattle, movement restrictions and residency periods.“There is no doubt the role our beef industry plays in the Irish economy and the agreement announced this morning should lead to an improved situation for beef farmers and in turn, an improved beef market for Ireland. MINISTER MCHUGH WELCOMES AGREEMENT REACHED IN BEEF TALKS was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Beef TalksIFAJoe McHughnewsPoliticssimon coveney