ISL: Chennayin thrash Mumbai 3-0, consolidate top spot

first_imgChennaiyin FC players celebrate after scoring a goal. (ISL Images)Chennaiyin FC produced a clinical performance and pumped in goals in the second half to thrash Mumbai City FC 3-0 to consolidate their position at the top of the table in Indian Super League at the DY Patil Stadium here on Sunday.After much prodding and probing, Bruno Pelissari gave his side the lead in the 71st minute when he slotted the ball home. Pelissari made the stride after a blunder from Mumbai midfielder Jan Stohanzl, who gave away the ball from the edge of the box before Chennai’s Balwant Singh failed to get a touch.The Marco Materazzi-coached side extended the lead 10 minutes later when Dhanachandra Singh’s shot found the back of the net after capitalising on a error from Mumbai custodian Subrata Paul.The Abhishek Bachchan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni co-owned side took an unsailable 3-0 lead in the 89th minute when Cristian Hidalgo, who came in for Pelissari in the 73rd minute, smashed a brilliant freekick past to the right of a flying Paul in the Mumbai goal.The table-toppers missed out on getting a penalty when Mikael Silvestre’s shot hit Manuel Friedrich’s hand in the 56th minute. Chennai which had drubbed Mumbai 5-1 when the two sides had met earlier, consolidate their position at the top with 19 points from 10 games, while with 12 points Mumbai is placed sixth in the eight-team league.The hosts were without the services of the French import Nicolas Anelka and drafted Portuguese midfielder Tiago Ribeiro in his place, while skipper Syed Rahim Nabi came in place of forward Subash Singham in the starting eleven. Chennaiyin, on the other hand, made three changes to their line-up from the previous game. The league’s highest goal scorer Elano Blumer, Colombian striker John Mendoza and Gourmangi Singh were replaced by Bruno Pelissari, Mikael Silvestre and Balwant Singh.advertisementlast_img read more

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Lee Dixon reveals when Mourinho will be sacked

first_imgAdvertisementManchester United have been in complete shambles ever since the current season has been underway, and manager Jose Mourinho looks absolutely clueless as to how can he turn it around, with certainty of even a top 4 finish looking diminishing and Lee Dixon knows what might get the United boss the boot.After United’s worst ever start to a campaign began with the beginning of this season, despite finishing in second place in the Premier League last season, things have been looking bleak for Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho and failing to provide promising results has already got him in loggerheads with fans and players alike as the frustration at Old Trafford continues to build.Back in the first week of October this year when rumors of Mourinho getting sacked were blowing in the wind, mediocre yet fortunate results have helped him survive, but now speculations around the same topic have begun to arise and, according to Lee Dixon, if it becomes mathematically impossible for United to make a top 4 finish, Mourinho gets the sack.After winning just six of 14 PL games this year, Mourinho admits that things should not be the way they are right now, and insists that he doesn’t need a miracle to turn things around.“We don’t need to waste points where we don’t need to waste,” he said. “Before Palace, I said my target would be end of December in top four. Now the target has changed. Now we have to try to be very close to these positions.”Manchester United face an in-form Arsenal tonight at Old Trafford.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Algeria beat Senegal to claim 2nd African crown

first_img The second-minute strike was enough to propel Algeria to a first Cup of Nations title in 29 years, and the country’s first on foreign soil, having lifted the trophy as hosts in 1990. “I’m very happy. Our whole nation, our people were waiting for this second star for a long time,” said Belmadi, who took charge of a squad in disarray last August. “It’s our first Cup of Nations won away from home. It’s incredible especially when you look at where we came from. “I took over a team that was really struggling.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Nigeria’s Rohr wary of improved Algeria Cairo: Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his side’s “incredible” Africa Cup of Nations triumph on Friday as Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final. Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start against Sadio Mane’s Senegal, the top team in Africa, in front of a large Cairo crowd when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis.Related News Nigeria coach hails Mahrez as Algeria make history Mahrez, Mane clash as Algeria face Senegal in title battlelast_img read more

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: England’s ‘gen-next’ welcome change for Three Lions fans

first_imgEngland has a huge fan following around the world thanks to the Premier League but over the years have only disappointed them.From getting knocked out in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to being eliminated by Iceland two years later in France at the Euros in France, the team has failed to live up to the expectation each and every time in a world tournament. And their football perhaps hit a new low when the national team qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in front of a half-empty Wembley.The belief is that the country has given up on Gareth Southgate’s boys because they know that year after year, the Lions lead the pack in qualifying but fail to make a major impact in finals. It was believed that the ‘Golden Generation’ of England with the likes of David Beckham, Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, etc. under Sven-Goran Eriksson, Fabio Capello and the likes, will finally get them some glory after the 1966 World Cup winning side led by Sir Bobby Charlton. But nothing happened. Time flew, the players went and all that remained was — disappointment.Reuters Photo GEN-NEXTHowever, as speculative and optimistic one might say, there is a little belief that the upcoming breed of footballers can get something for the nation.The senior team rests on the shoulder of Harry Kane, who has been single handedly carrying the hopes for the Three Lions with some support from fellow Spurs man Dele Alli. But the likes of Marcus Rashford and an in-form Raheem Sterling provide an exciting prospect up top for the Tottenham man. But, I’m actually not talking about the immediate future.advertisementThen?Well, we need to go back a little deeper into age-group football to see the light. England won the U-20 World Cup in June and the youngsters played brilliant football to lift their first major trophy in quite a while.The likes of Tottenham’s Joshua Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters, Everton’s Ademola Lookman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke and Sheyi Ojo and Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong were all part of the squad. Right after them come the likes of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham (on loan to Swansea) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (on loan to Crystal Palace), Leicetser’s Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray, Everton’s Tom Davies and so on. And not to mention the likes of Lookman, Calvert-Lewin and Solanke, who also represent the U21s regularly.Reuters Photo U-17 STARSThe one’s mentioned above are all on the fringes of their respective Premier League clubs and play an active part in cup competitions. To add to the exciting crop of players, the U-17 boys have made quite an impact as well in the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup.The young guns hammered Chile in their first match and the ‘poster-boys’ — yes! They have more than one — were brilliant. Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Manchester United’s Angel Gomes, Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Chelsea’s George McEachran and Callum Hudson-Odoi all grabbed eyeballs at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.What a start to the World Cup! 2 goals ?? n 1 assist n 3 points! Great overall performance from the team today! @England ?????? pic.twitter.com/mZqoGqxn0I- Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) October 8, 2017While Sancho and Foden ran the show from the flanks, Gomes came on from the bench and did some neat tricks and flicks before scoring from a free-kick that would make David Beckham proud to woo the 40 odd thousand people in Kolkata.The one’s who follow European football, would definitely know of Sancho, whom Dortmund signed from City and handed the No. 7 shirt or Gomes, who replaced Rooney in his last-ever United match — the moment that was touted as the ‘passing of the baton’ by United fans. Even Foden for that matter, enjoyed game-time under Pep Guardiola in the pre-season tour and was largely impressive for the Citizens.What makes these kids special is that they bring back the exciting wing play that English fans love and have been missing for quite some time from a lackluster English side at the top level.The kids are far off from representing England now but some great seasons ahead and experience at the top level and who knows we might be seeing them in the White and Blue of England at Euro 2020 across the 13 cities in 13 different European countries.A team with Kane up front with Dele in behind and the likes of Rashford and Sterling running from the sides and fresh Sancho, Gomes and Foden thrown in late will send shivers down the spines of any team. That’s raw pace with great dribbling a.k.a. nuisance — and the defenders do not like that. Barring France and Belgium, very few teams can boost of such exciting talents coming through all at once and therefore, in a year or two’s time, the English side if managed well and the kids, given enough playtime can develop into world beaters — something even the most diehard English fan in the world can’t say about the current team.advertisementSo, not 2018 but 2020 can finally be England’s year.last_img read more

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A SET OF SIX – VOLUME TWELVE

first_imgTouch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks brings you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s a Set of Six – Volume Twelve.SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)                                                                              Play: # 1   Fields to be regeneratedTouch Football South Australia has decided to ‘rest’ their fields at their City Touch venue for scheduled Winter fixtures on Wednesday 25 July, Thursday 26 July, and Thursday 2 August 2007.The home fields of Touch Football in South Australia have been overworked in recent times and with better weather forecast Touch Football South Australia officials were happy to allow the playing surface an opportunity to regenerate before the season recommences in earnest in coming weeks. Other news:Touch Football South Australia are hosting a Coaching Forum featuring some of Australia’s leading coaches on Saturday 18 August at Coopers Alehouse, 316 Pulteney Street Adelaide. If you would like to register for the Forum, please contact the Touch Football South Australia Office on 08 03067500.The Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auQUEENSLAND (QLD)Play # 2GDO WorkshopQueensland Touch are conducting a Game Development Officer Workshop for their Game Development staff on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 July 2007 to update and up skill staff on the latest initiatives and innovations in key areas of development in the sport.Interest areas to be covered in the two-day Workshop include AusTouch, Sporting Pulse, Technical arms initiatives including the new Community Coach Program, Media relationships, the ASET Program and implementation, and the new “True Sport” program from the Queensland Department of Sport & Recreation.Guest presenters, including Queensland Sport and Recreation Senior Development Officer Emma Spranklin, and TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, will be on hand to conduct segments of the Workshop.Other events:Round seven of the SEQTL continues at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill complex on Friday 27 July 2007. First games commence at 6.30pm.The Queensland Touch Web-site: www.qldtouch.com.auNEW SOUTH WALES (NSW) Play # 3Huge Week for New South Wales Touch It was a busy week for the NSWTA celebrating their 35th anniversary with the opening round of the 32nd Vawdon Cup on Friday night, hosting the annual State Conference for over 147 affiliated members, and staging their annual NSWTA Blues Awards dinner to recognize the efforts of their affiliates and members over the last twelve months.Olympic, Commonwealth, and World Championships Medallist swimmer Elka Graham was the special guest at the Blues dinner, with the founding fathers of the New South Wales Touch Association Bob Dyke and Ray Vawdon also among the 235 strong crowd who attended the gala.Major highlights of the evening included Mark Bolland’s induction as a Life member of the NSWTA, the announcement of 13 Inaugural NSWTA Hall of Fame members, 14 Volunteers from all over the State being recognized with Blues Awards for their contribution to the sport, and a special presentation to outgoing Southern Suns supremo Rod Wise.Blues award winners included: Parkes as the Affiliate of the Year, Southern Suns as the Region of the Year, Annette Thomas-Schumaker and John Ryan as Administrators of the Year, and Luke Mc Kenzie as the Inaugural recipient of the Rod Wise Medal for Volunteer of the Year.On field plaudits went to Wade Jenkins for Coach of the Year, Dave Baggio for Referee of the Year, Nicole Beck (Female) and Maurice Kennedy (Male) for Junior Player of the Year, and Jason Stanton (Male) and Louise Winchester (Female) for Player of the Year. Full details of the Blues Awards and the NSW State Conference can be accessed by going to the NSWTA web site.Other Events:Round two of the Vawdon Cup this Friday night 27 July 2007.The New South Wales Touch Association web-site: www.nswtouch.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play # 4TouchWest held their final National 18’s Selection Camp at Northern Districts Touch Association last weekend in trying conditions.Rain and blustering wind greeted the participants for the majority of the weekend. Despite the inclement weather, players were extremely enthusiastic in what was the last opportunity to impress coaches, Toby Hohapata (Boys) and Shelley Matcham (Girls). During the camp, players were put through skills and drills but also had sessions on fitness, nutrition, recovery, and player pathways.Attending the camp were also individuals from the North West of Western Australia, some who traveled over 2,000km to Perth. The teams will be selected in the coming days and it is exciting that two teams from WA will be attending in 2007 after a year off in 2006.Other events:Southern Districts is now looking for individuals to trial for our Men’s Women’s and Mixed Open teams as well as looking for individuals to take on Coaching and Managing roles for the Super League series. Details are available from www.southerntouch.org.auBroome launches Austouch this Thursday with its registration day. Around 15 leaders will be in attendance for the expected 200 participants. Game Development Officer, Angela Doyle, will be in attendance to assist with the launch and continue to promote the game in the North West.The TouchWest website: www.touchwest.com.auVICTORIA (VIC)Play # 5VT League on the HorizonTouch Football Victoria (TFV) is looking for new teams to compete in their newly created elite Touch Football competition, the VT League, which will begin on Saturday 20 October 2007. Acting as link between grassroots and the representative level, the VT League will involve the state’s elite players competing at a variety of venues across Melbourne.Any player or team can apply to participate, with the VT League to be made up of six Permit teams.Permits must be able to field both a male and female side in the competition.Each side will be managed by qualified coaches and managers ensuring it will be an exciting and high-quality competition.Touch Football Victoria hopes that the VT League will help raise the profile of touch football within the state and encourage new players to participate in the sport.The VT league is part of the TFV push to set up new teams and affiliates across the state in order to increase and expand their competitions.The competition will run over weekends with finals taking place on December 1 2007, and the winner to receive the VT League Champions trophy. Other events:Ground Coordinators are required for Victorian Touch Football competitions at various locations around Melbourne.  If you require further details please contact David Brady at david.brady@victouch.com.au or call 030 9206 6755.The Touch Football Victoria website: www.victouch.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play # 6Talented Territorians lining up for Schools ExchangeTalented Darwin athlete Jordan Ahsam will be one of many youngsters competing in the Northern Territory (NT) Secondary and Primary School Sports Touch Football Championships and Exchange in Darwin from 27 – 31 August 2007.Fifteen-year-old Jordan is a current Australian Youth Squad member, whose natural sporting ability has seen her become the first female to represent the Territory in a Boy’s Rugby League team, represent NT in basketball, and be one of the youngest players to play at the National Touch League in the Women’s Open division.After four years representing at Primary and 15 Years Secondary level for Touch Football, this will be Jordan’s final year before moving into the Open selection arena.Another talented Territorian up for selection is 14-year-old Jaylene Bonson, who is also an NT basketball representative.Jaylene recently showcased her Touch Football skills in the Barbarian Competition, playing for the NT Opens Women’s side against Western Australia for a place in the Barbarians Team for the 2008 National Touch League.Promising Alice Springs teenager, 14-year-old Quinton Pomare-Anderson, who is a current U18 NT Squad member, will also be setting a high standard for this year’s competition.The trio of talented teens was among twenty players invited to attend a recent elite touch training camp held in Darwin conducted by Australian Youth Coaches and Elite World Cup players.The NT School Touch Championships will be hosted by Darwin’s Northern Suburbs cluster with teams entering from all over the Territory including Alice Springs, Gove, and first time attendee’s, Maningrida Primary School boys. The championships are the selection event for the NT Schools Touch Representative Teams to compete at the National Schools Touch Championships to be held in Melbourne from 21 – 26 October this year.Other news:Nominations close this Friday 27 July 2007 for Season 2 of the Darwin Touch Association Competition. Nomination forms are available by visiting the Darwin web site at: www.darwintouch.com.auThe Nortern Territory website: www.touchnt.com.auThat’s it for this week’s edition of “A Set of Six”.Be sure to visit each State’s web-site for more information on all the latest news and information from around the nation.last_img read more

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Keep In Touch On NSW State Cup Finals Day

first_imgThere are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information on finals day of the 2011 New South Wales State Cup.The State Cup website will be updated regularly with results and match reports, as will the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) website. These sites can be accessed by clicking on the following links:www.nswtouch.com.auwww.statecup.sportingpulse.net NSWTA’s social media pages will also be updated regularly throughout the event, and you can find out everything you need to know by ‘liking’ or ‘following’ these pages:www.twitter.com/nsw_touch http://www.facebook.com/pages/NSW-Touch-Football-Network/137384052966714 To join the Twitter conversation during the day, please use the hashtag #statecup.  Touch Football Australia’s YouTube Channel will also be updated with highlights through the event, and can be found by clicking on the following link:www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

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6 days agoLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: I don’t need to rest

first_imgLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: I don’t need to restby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists he doesn’t need to rest.He has started in 60 of the 61 Premier League games he has played in for Liverpool and it reflects in Van Dijk’s determined attitude.”I want to be involved in every game,” he said. “They’re the most fun part of being a football player anyway, to go out there and show your talents to the world, try to win a game with a team you train with day in, day out.”It’s not easy, you need to look after yourself and with the life we live, it’s very important to leave a lot of things. For example, we play four games in the next 11 days, you’re travelling and staying in hotels and you need to watch what you eat, drink and make sure you recover well.”I’m not complaining, not at all, but you need to look after yourself because at the end of the day, the people are coming to the stadium to watch you play and it doesn’t matter if you had a cold the day before, they want you to turn up on matchday.”That’s why it’s very important to look after yourself and a big part of that is staying fit. Luckily, so far, I’ve been doing that pretty well and hopefully I can keep doing it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Jamaicans Encouraged to Focus on Children for Mandela Day

first_imgJamaicans are being encouraged to join in the global call for humanitarian action by spending 67 minutes of their time serving others, specifically children, come Thursday, July 18 – Nelson Mandela International Day.The former President of South Africa gave 67 years of his life to fighting for the rights of humanity, and the day is dedicated to his life and work and that of his charitable organizations, and to ensure that his legacy continues.Being celebrated under the theme: ‘Take Action, Inspire Change, and make every day a Mandela Day’, the event is also a global call to action for people to recognise their ability to have a positive effect on others around them, whether through supporting a charity or serving their local community.South Africa’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Mathu Joyini, tells JIS News that Nelson Mandela International Day, which was adopted by the United Nations in 2009 and formally launched in 2011, is celebrated across the world on the birthday of the freedom fighter.“So on that day, people across the globe are asked to do something good for the other…People are being asked to spend only 67 minutes of their time on the 18th of July to find something that they can do which is of benefit or is of service to the other. All of us can surely find 67 minutes to do something good for the other,” she asserts.[Special Page: Nelson Mandela International Day]The High Commissioner further notes that essentially, the day is about celebrating Mr. Mandela’s birthday in a way that speaks to the values he upholds. These values include democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation and respect.“Other than principles of social justice…he is also about caring for children and caring for others, and society really living up to, and doing what they are supposed to do for their citizens. So, it’s really celebrating those values and doing something that speaks to those values,” she explains.While persons are free to lend a hand to whomever they please, it is being suggested that in Jamaica, the focus be placed on the nation’s children, in keeping with Mr. Mandela’s passion for the welfare of children.According to Mr. Mandela in a 1997 quote; “Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.”The High Commissioner tells JIS News that, “nothing will please him (Mr. Mandela) more than those 67 minutes being spent in service of the children in Jamaica and that’s how we started it last year. So, we ask individuals, organizations, to just do something for the children for 67 minutes.”Ms. Joyini points out that Mr. Mandela usually celebrates his birthday with children. “So, he’ll (normally) be in his homestead in Qunu and they’ll bus children from all over the area to come and celebrate his birthday with him,” she notes.As a member State of the United Nations, Jamaica already supports the day, but it was formally launched in the country last year, “so that all Jamaicans can celebrate the day,” the High Commissioner states.Ms. Joyini shares that when the day was launched last year, she was overwhelmed by the reception of the idea itself, “and it became very clear to me fairly quickly that it had to do with the man himself.”She adds that she was particularly pleased with the level of support from corporate Jamaica, noting that close to 20 corporations came forward to participate in various activities for children.The High Commissioner expresses her gratitude to Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who was the patron of the first Nelson Mandela Day in Jamaica.“She formally launched it in Jamaica, which was quite special, and this year we are partnering with Minister (of Youth and Culture), Hon. Lisa Hanna, specifically because we are focusing on rural children and children that are in homes,” she explains.Mr. Mandela, whose life has been an inspiration for South Africans and many across the world, was born on July 18, 1918, in a small village in the Transkei province of Eastern South Africa. Often described as “the father of the nation,” he is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name of Madiba or as Tata, meaning Father.Seen as a revolutionary, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is known worldwide for his fight against a system of racial oppression in which the majority of South Africans were disenfranchised. This was referred to as apartheid, which existed in South Africa from as early as 1910.[Special Page: Nelson Mandela]Mr. Mandela was jailed in 1964 for leading the liberation movement against apartheid and for his stance on human rights to live in freedom. He served 26 years in prison.Following an international campaign lobbying for his release, and after successful negotiations with the white government, led at the time by Frederik Willem de Klerk, Mr. Mandela was released from prison in 1990.His release would mark a major turning point in South Africa’s history. This development fed political debates in the country and contributed to South Africa’s transition towards a multi-racial democracy.After his release, Mr. Mandela continued addressing racial issues in his country and supported reconciliation initiatives. His efforts resulted in him being elected as South Africa’s President in 1994, serving for a single term until 1999.He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

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RARE ARTWORK CREATED BY CHILDREN IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS DISPLAYED AT MUSEUM OF

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver is displaying rare artworks created by children who attended residential schools — oftentimes, the only surviving materials from their childhood.The exhibit, called There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, was curated by Andrea Walsh, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria.It features artworks by children at the St. Michael’s Indian Residential school in Alert Bay just off Vancouver Island, the Alberni Indian Residential School on Vancouver Island,  Inkameep Day School in B.C.’s Okanagan and Mackay Indian Residential School in Manitoba. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Mark Atleo of the Ahousaht First Nation, who also goes by the name Kiikitakashuaa, with his artwork in the background. A survivor of the Alberni Indian Residential School on Vancouver Island, he says painting represented an escape. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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Made in Morocco T-shirts Cause Controversy in France

Taroudant – “T-shirts made in Morocco were distributed by French far-right party National Front have created controversy in social media in France.Being a fervent defender of goods made in France, the party came under a wave of criticism for importing t-shirts from Morocco.The sale of goods manufactured abroad does not fit with the official view of the party of Marine Le Pen. Sylvain Chazot, a political reporter for Europe 1, posted on Twitter a photo with statement that reads the T-shirts sold at the party’s Summer University are labeled “Made in Morocco”.Les Tshirts FN vendus à l’université d’été sont made in Morocco pic.twitter.com/HvJomsVt1F— Sylvain Chazot (@sychazot) September 5, 2015David Perrotin, a society journalist for BuzzFeed France, also posted another photo of a product that is made in China.Un produit dérivé du #FN made in China, c’est ballot quand même #préférencenationale #udtfn pic.twitter.com/XTUsxZRZYV— David Perrotin (@davidperrotin) September 5, 2015When asked by the French press about the t-shirts made in Morocco sold by her party, National Front President Marine Le Pen did not wish to speak, apparently uncomfortable.“I assure you that the National Front does buy anything made by foreign companies. It exclusively works with French companies employing French employees,” said a party activist.“I do not understand why we have these T-shirts,” said another activist, interviewed by Le Point. “We take only ‘made in France’ products. If Marine Le Pen saw them, she would immediately remove them,” he added.Other activists said that the only reason t-shirts made in Morocco were sold at the Summer University is the fact that “these t-shirts are cheaper than those made in France.” read more

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UNESCO chief regrets destruction of Québéc City heritage landmark

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) expressed “deep regret” today over the destruction of Québéc City’s historic drill hall – inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1985 – which burned down on Friday.“I deeply regret the destruction of this important landmark,” Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said in a statement. “It is particularly sad that this proud testimony of Québéc’s history was so severely damaged on the eve of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québéc City.” The brick and timber structure, built in 1887, has only one brick wall, the main entrance and two towers remaining after Friday’s blaze. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.In his statement Mr Matsuura went on to praise Canada’s “great and generous commitment to heritage preservation,” and expressed the hope that the drill hall would be rebuilt using existing plans and photographs. 7 April 2008The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) expressed “deep regret” today over the destruction of Québéc City’s historic drill hall – inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1985 – which burned down on Friday. read more

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With woods threatened by crises forest management is crucial UN says

20 April 2009Sustainable forest management policy is crucial at a time when climate change, the financial crisis and unsustainable development are posing severe risks to this invaluable global resource, United Nations officials said today. “Forests are not just timber and they are not just carbon sticks,” said Jan McAlpine, Director of the Secretariat of the UN Forum on Forests, the only global body for comprehensive deliberation on forest policy, which starts its annual meeting today at the Organization’s Headquarters in New York. “At this session of the Forum, member States need to step forward and finally reach agreement on the ways and means to finance sustainable forest management, Mr. McAlpine said. This is a 17-year discussion, and it is time to stop talking and take action.”Globally, forest covers about 30 per cent of the world’s land area, amounting to just under 4 billion hectares, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The World Bank estimates that more than 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods, and that international trade in global forest products amounts to $270 billion a year.At the same time, the FAO said, 13 million hectares of forest are lost each year due to deforestation, accounting for up to 20 per cent of global greenhouse gasses, which contribute to global warming.In 2007, at the last Forum, countries agreed to create a historic mechanism for international cooperation in forest management, which Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, called a “milestone.”The meeting of the UN Forum on Forests continues through 1 May, 2009. read more

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Annan appoints cellist YoYo Ma as UN peace messenger for his music

As part of worldwide celebrations today marking International Day of Peace, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma as a UN Messenger of Peace, commending him for his dedication to bridging cultural differences between nations and for spreading a message of harmony through his music.The Secretary-General marked the day by ringing the Peace Bell at UN Headquarters in New York and making a speech on the occasion, at which Mr. Ma played a piece for solo cello by Turkish composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun.“Over the course of your extraordinary musical career, you have demonstrated time and again your dedication to overcoming cultural differences and bridging gaps between nations and generations,” Mr. Annan said when he proposed the appointment of the multi-award winning classical musician.“Through your music, the message of peace can spread far and wide and influence people around the world to focus on harmony and human dignity.” Mr. Ma joins nine other Messengers of Peace, some of whom were also at today’s ceremony in New York. All were chosen for their widely recognized talents in the field of arts, literature, music and sports who have agreed to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the UN.“I am honoured to join the artists, educators and humanitarians who strive in their work to celebrate and communicate the universal values at the heart of the United Nations,” the cellist said in accepting the title.Mr. Ma is an exclusive Sony Classical artist, and his discography of over 75 albums includes more than 15 Grammy Award winners and reflects his wide-ranging interests. He has made several successful recordings that defy categorization, among them two Grammy-winning tributes to the music of Brazil, and he also established the Silk Road Project to promote the study of the cultural, artistic and intellectual traditions along the ancient trade route that stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. read more

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Stony Brook tops Norfolk State 7973 for 4th straight win

NORFOLK, Va. — Jaron Cornish tossed in 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor and Akwasi Yeboah added 16 points and seven rebounds to guide Stony Brook to a 79-73 victory over Norfolk State on Tuesday night.Jeff Otchere pitched in with 12 points, seven boards and two blocked shots for the Seawolves (6-1), who picked up their fourth straight win and are off to their best start since the 2009-10 season.Nic Thomas hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 to pace the Spartans (3-5), who lost for the first time in four home games. Mastadi Pitt totalled 14 points and four assists, while Jordan Butler and Armani Branch scored 10 apiece.The Seawolves led 39-32 at halftime. Jules Moor’s 3-point play and a 3-pointer by Yeboah pushed the lead to 45-32 just 57 seconds into the second half. A Thomas 3-pointer pulled the Spartans within 70-67 with 3:58 left to play, but Cornish scored five straight points to keep Stony Brook comfortably ahead.Stony Brook buried 26 of 47 shots from the floor (55 per cent), including 9 of 19 from 3-point range. The Spartans sank 22 of 48 shots (46 per cent). Norfolk State made 8 of 21 from distance but were outrebounded 35-19.The Associated Press read more

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Ohio State womens basketball bounces back with 9260 blowout win against Purdue

Junior guard Ameryst Alston attempts a shot during a game against Purdue on Feb. 17 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 92-60. Credit: Karlie Frank / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s basketball team found a way to move on after a Valentine’s Day letdown.The Buckeyes stomped on the Purdue Boilermakers, 92-60, Tuesday night after losing to Illinois on Saturday.“They were hungry after the loss to Illinois,” Purdue coach Sharon Versyp said. “Sometimes when you lose, you can come out and really get after a team, and that’s what they did to us today.”OSU dealt the Boilermakers a loss for the second time this season to make it three wins in its past four games.“We did not have energy against Illinois,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said. “It was great to bounce back tonight.”Last time the two teams met, it was the Kelsey Mitchell show as the freshman guard took hold of the game with 37 points. Showing a multi-dimensional offensive attack on Tuesday, the Buckeyes came out on fire and showed a different side of their expanding repertoire of scorers.“We played like the Ohio State Buckeyes that we are used to being,” Mitchell said. “We are satisfied with how we played today.”Junior guard Ameryst Alston led the team with 26 points and a season-high eight assists. Freshman forward Alexa Hart followed Alston with 19 points of her own. A seemingly one-dimensional team the first-time around, the Buckeyes found ways to fire on all cylinders and Purdue could not keep up.“We had contributions from everybody,” McGuff said. “Everybody was good and that’s when we are obviously at our best.”Purdue was in the game for the first seven minutes before Buckeye runs of 12-2 and 16-0 allowed OSU to pull a significant 23-point lead headed into halftime. Their 52 first-half points were the highest the Buckeyes had scored in one half since Nov. 23 against Virginia Commonwealth University.“We played with great pace,” McGuff said. “We were also moving the ball better, something we have not done well in recent games.”The high-caliber play continued in the second half as OSU never looked back and showed no mercy in continuing to pressure the Boilermakers until the final whistle.The Buckeyes are three games away from the end of regular season play and for the first time in a couple years, will end the Big Ten season with a winning record in league play.“Ohio State has not been on the map, so to speak,” Alston said. “It’s definitely exciting.”McGuff said he believes the key to being successful in the post-season is to be playing your best basketball at the end of February.“Teams that continue to improve at this point in the year are the ones that do the best in March,” McGuff said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court against Iowa on Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. read more

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Finance manager at UKbased Korean firm lost job because she refused to

first_imgMrs McDonald said she was the only bi-lingual Korean and English speaker in the company until a native Korean joined her team in February 2015.Her work was praised and she was one of three employees who received a £2,000 bonus when other colleagues faced a pay-freeze, the tribunal heard.”With the additional person in the Accounts Department who is a ‘pure ethnic native Korean’ it became apparent to me that Mr Yoo now wanted me to be more focused on the company administration side of things and less on accounts,” Mrs McDonald told the tribunal.”I know he was glad to utilise me when I was the only bi-lingual person but when a better speaking Korean employee came along, I was not his preferred choice. I am also not considered ‘pure’ as my father is English.”She claimed she was forced to take on “secretarial duties” and she was made manager to the Office Administrator/PA before her company’s CEO visited her workplace from Korea on June 8 2015.”I expressed that I felt discriminated just because I am viewed as a Korean female and younger, hence lower in status that I can be looked down upon and pushed aside,” she said.”I know if I had been an older British white Caucasian male, Mr Yoo would have seen me very differently and would not dare to push me around so easily.”She had a meeting with Mr Yoo and the member of staff who replaced her nine days later.”They all pressured me to accept the split organisational chart Mr Yoo wanted and I felt uncomfortable with the pressure I as under,” she said.The claimant said she suffered sexist abuse from Mr Yoo over the grievance letter her solicitor had sent.”As is usual protocol, I went to Mr Yoo’s office to bow goodnight to him. When I opened the door to make my bow, he was in an absolute fury. He was raging with anger,” she said.Mrs McDonald was signed off work over stress and told the company’s Managing Director Chong Park that she was being harassed by Mr Yoo in August.”He said Mr Yoo was very angry that I had broken protocol by not bowing to him every morning when I get to work and I do not bow to him when I leave the office at night,” she said.”I replied that it wasn’t out of disrespect that I stopped bowing to him, it was because I wanted to avoid him in case he called me into his office whilst I went to say hello or goodbye. I didn’t want any opportunity for harassment to occur so I was avoiding Mr Yoo.”A mediator for grievance hearings over her claim found “no reason to favour one account over another” and did not uphold Mrs McDonald’s complaint, the tribunal was told.Mr Yoo told the panel: “Mrs McDonald never complained about being called into my office whilst at work until she lodged her grievance.”The suggestion raised by Mrs McDonald as to me demanding that she bow to me is simply not true,” he claimed.”Bowing is considered a custom in Korea but nobody in our UK office is required to bow. Some of our Korean staff choose to bow but as I say nobody must bow, it is entirely voluntary.”Mrs McDonald, who was representing herself, asked Mr Yoo in cross-examination about when she complained about having to make coffees for him in a meeting she had with him in his office before the CEO’s visit.She said: “On this particular day I had asked you why are you asking me to do secretarial duties such as serving coffees for you and your guests and your reply was, ‘isn’t that what female workers should do?”Mr Yoo was asked: “Is that because, in your opinion, she was female and junior and Korean in your eyes?”Mr Yoo, through a translator, said: “When initially Mrs McDonald joined our company, every morning she brought me a cup of coffee or tea, every single morning. Yes I did say it. However, although I asked her to make some coffee for my guests, I was really sorry for asking that of her at the time.”Mrs McDonald asked Mr Yoo, who had been seconded from the company’s Korean headquarters to the UK for a four-year term, if he expected his employees to follow “Korean protocol.”Mr Yoo said: “No. Never, not at all. As far as I understood, Mrs McDonald used to live in Korea for some time. If Mrs McDonald voluntarily decided to follow some Korean cultural protocol I would not mind.”The claimant asked: “With regards to bowing at the start and finish of the day?”Mr Yoo said: “Let me explain to you, while I was working for the UK office, I never ever asked any of my employees to bow to me at all, never ever.”It was quite strange because from the very beginning Mrs McDonald, on arrival she bowed to me. It was quite strange to me also she made coffees and teas and she brought to me it was strange, of course I appreciate it. However I just accepted it.”Managing director Chong Sik Park revealed changes brought in by Mr Yoo in the workplace led to him asking “Is he normal or is he mental?”The director told of his frustration at Mr Yoo’s behaviour after it was revealed Mrs McDonald and her manager had not come to an agreement over her job role amicably.Mr Park, who denied his two dozen employees were required to bow to their manager, told the tribunal Mrs McDonald’s job role had not changed despite her name appearing under the HR department in a company chart which was shown to its CEO.The tribunal heard Mr Yoo was told he needed to reduce his staff numbers and gave her position in the accounts department.Mr Park said: “Mr Yoo did not want to make anybody redundant or to make anybody lose their jobs.”Mr Yoo designed the presentation which included the job chart to show the CEO and HQ that we had met their request. Nobody’s job role actually changed at that stage.”The tribunal continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The woman financial manager of a UK-based Korean firm lost her job because she refused to bow to her boss, an employment tribunal heard.Misook McDonald, who worked for Dongbu Daewoo Electronics, was demoted after her “furious” director confronted her over her failure to bow at the start and end of each working day, it was said. The 43-year-old was also ordered to make coffee but when she challenged director Ho Seung Yoo, he allegedly retorted: “Isn’t that what female workers should do?”She is suing the firm for sex, age and racial discrimination. Ho Seung Yoo, director of Dongbu Daewoo Electronics The tribunal, in Reading, Berkshire, heard that the British mother said she had to spend hours of her day in the company director’s office “with the door firmly shut” before her job role was suddenly changed.Mrs McDonald, who has an English father and South Korean mother, claimed she was stripped of her managerial role because she was not a white British man and instead forced to work as an administrator.The electronic sales company, which is based in Winnersh Triangle, Berks., and its chief financial officer, Mr Yoo, deny the claims.Mrs McDonald claims the problems began she was promoted to Finance Manager and became head of Human Resources, reporting directly to Mr Yoo and began working full-time by February 2015.Her annual pay rose about £10,000 to £35,000 per annum. Mrs Mcdonald told the tribunal: “I asked Mr Yoo why was I being asked to do secretarial duties such as making coffees. He said ‘isn’t that what female employees should do?'”She told the panel that she had no experience in HR and added: “He wanted me to be his eyes and ears, which took up a lot of time. I was constantly called into his office and spent several hours of my day in his room with the door firmly shut.” Ho Seung Yoo, director of Dongbu Daewoo ElectronicsCredit: INS News Agency Bowing is considered a custom in Korea but nobody in our UK office is required to bow. Some of our Korean staff choose to bow but as I say nobody must bow, it is entirely voluntaryHo Seung Yoolast_img read more

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Ringrose and Carbery among 6 uncapped players in Irelands squad for November

first_imgRingrose and Carbery among 6 uncapped players in Ireland’s squad for November There is no place for stalwart tighthead Mike Ross. Image: Giuseppe Fama/INPHO Add us: the42.ie Carbery and Ringrose working in tandem with Ireland U20 in the 2015 U20 World Cup. Image: Giuseppe Fama/INPHO By Sean Farrell Oct 26th 2016, 5:14 PM 156 Comments Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 5:14 PM Sexton says he’s 100% fit for Ireland’s chance at history against the All BlacksKeith Earls out of Chicago Test after receiving 2-week ban for tip tacklecenter_img HEAD COACH JOE Schmidt has included six uncapped players in a 34-man Ireland squad for four upcoming forthcoming November Tests.Ireland will open their series against New Zealand in Chicago on November 5 before facing Canada, the All Blacks again and Australia on consecutive Saturdays across the month.Leinster’s Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery (aged 21 and 20 respectively) are among the uncapped six in the squad.Munster prop John Ryan is included at the expense of his fellow Corkman Mike Ross who, until recently, held a proud record of starting every Test during the Schmidt reign.Scrum-half Luke McGrath, hooker James Tracy and Munster lock Billy Holland make up the uncapped contingent.Keith Earls has been included in the 34-man party despite being suspended for the opening Test against New Zealand in Chicago, while the back row is boosted by the addition of both Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien after their recent return from long-term injury. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOWith Iain Henderson also in the group with a shoulder injury set to keep him sidelined for a fornight, Schmidt moved to point out that there are a number of players on standby for the series who may yet receive a call-up and that half of the below squad will be involved in this weekend’s inter-provincial clashes.“Selections were difficult as always; trying to balance form, fitness, experience, combinations plus assess those players returning from injury or those carrying minor knocks or strains,” said the head coach.Ireland squad for 2016 November Tests(*denotes uncapped at international level)PropsCian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)Jack McGrath (St Marys/Leinster)Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)Tadgh Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster)*HookersRory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) captainSean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster)James Tracy (UCD/Leinster)*Second rowsDonnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Munster)*Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)Back rowsJosh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)CJ Stander (Munster)Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) vice captainJordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)Scrum-halfKieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht)Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)*Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)Out-halfJonathan Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster)Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster)*Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)CentresRobbie Henshaw (Leinster)Luke Marshall (Ulster)Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)*Jared Payne (Ulster)Back threeCraig Gilroy (Ulster)Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Share41 Tweet Email Carbery and Ringrose working in tandem with Ireland U20 in the 2015 U20 World Cup. Short URL 24,303 Views https://the42.ie/3047179 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Government Confirms Plane Crash

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 5 (JIS):Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, has confirmed preliminary reports that a plane crashed 14 miles North East of Portland, today (September 5).The Jamaican Government, she said, has dispatched a Search and Rescue Team and a military helicopter. “The Authorities are in constant touch with the United States (US) Southern Command, which we understand has also dispatched a rescue team,” Senator Falconer added.The Minister will provide additional information as it becomes available. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:portland, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconerlast_img

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