By James A. Lyons
By arming the rebels, we're aiding al Qaeda
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Football, like cycling after the embarrassment that was Lance Armstrong, will be half dead as a sport if it reaches the point where spectators commonly think, "Fix!"
China has started talks with the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to formalize a code of conduct in disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing's ambassador to Manila said Thursday.
That's one of the great harms of match-fixing," the secretary general of Interpol, Ronald K. Noble, said in an Associated Press interview. "It's undermining credibility."
"To get the organized crime figures takes a lot of time, a lot of effort, a lot of resources, a lot of global cooperation," Noble told the AP in December. "For the most part, even when they're caught, a penalty of one or two or three or four years in jail _ if you've made 10, 20, 30 million dollars _ doesn't seem like a severe penalty."