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Gillingham charged over race victimisation

The Football Association have charged League One club Gillingham and chairman Paul Scally over the dismissal of their former striker Mark McCammon, who was racially victimised according to the governing body.

Both the club and Scally are charged with breaching FA rule E3.

Mark McCammon Credit: PA

It is alleged McCammon, who previously won £70,000 from an employment tribunal, was victimised due to his race by the club.

The club and Scally are also said to have "failed to act in the best interests of the game, and/or brought the game into disrepute".

Gillingham and Scally have until November 14 to respond.

The club have refused to comment on the matter.


Dolce & Gabbana founders cleared of tax evasion

Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been cleared of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from Italian tax authorities by the country's top court.

The Italian pair appealed the suspended 18-month jail sentence that had been upheld earlier this year for tax evasion charges.

Italian designers Domenico Dolce, right, and Stefano Gabbana, left, had faced jail for an alleged plan to avoid paying a higher rate of tax. Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The star designers were accused of using a Luxembourg holding company, Gado, to avoid paying taxes on royalties of about 1 billion euros.

Today's verdict, reported by Reuters, overturns the guilty verdict first delivered in 2013 and upheld by an appeals court in Milan in April.

Human safety trials sped up to get out Ebola vaccines

Drugmakers have pledged to work together to speed up Ebola safety trials in human volunteers in a bid to produce an estimated 200,000 doses of experimental vaccines by the middle of 2015.

Two leading vaccine candidates, from GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics, are in human clinical trials while another five experimental vaccines are set to begin clinical trials next year.

A researcher holds a package of an experimental candidate vaccine against the Ebola virus at the University hospital in Geneva. Credit: Reuters/Mathilde Missioneiro/WHO

High risk groups, including frontline health workers in West Africa, are front of the queue to receive the vaccines by early next year.

"Vaccines are not a magic bullet, but when ready they may be a good part of the effort to turn the tide against the epidemic," the WHO's Marie-Paule Kieny said after a meeting of industry executives, global health experts, drug regulators and funders in Geneva.


Prime Minister's anger at €2 billion EU bill

David Cameron has said he is angry about the European Union demand for a £1.7 billion surcharge.

Suarez sees therapist over biting problem

Luis Suarez admits he has sought professional help in the hope he can cure his impulse to bite.

During the World Cup Giorgio Chiellini was his third on-pitch biting victim, seeing the Uruguayan banned four months.

Luis Suarez, right, nibbled Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder. Credit: PA

The Barcelona striker, who is sent to make his club debut on Saturday against Real Madrid, told the Guardian: "I think all the bad things I have been through are in the past. I believe I am on the right path now, dealing with the people who can help me, the right kind of people."

“Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out in that way. There are other players who react by breaking someone’s leg, or smashing someone’s nose across their face. What happened with Chiellini is seen as worse. I understand why biting is seen so badly.”

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