Goalkeeper Areola in a diverse French team

first_imgWith 16 of the 23 players on its team coming from immigrant families, world champion France had one of the most diverse and multiethnic rosters in the recent World Cup.Alphonse Areola, born in Paris of full-blooded Filipino parents, was one of three goalkeepers on the French team that defeated Croatia, 4-2, for its second title in 20 years.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Although overshadowed by team captain and goalie Hugo Lloris, who traces his roots to Spain, The 25-year-old Areola is the first Pinoy to lift the World Cup trophy, earning a flurry of tweets and social media posts from proud compatriots.While overlooking Areola’s Philippine origins, the Los Angeles Times said last week parents of the French players came “from places like Zaire, Cameroon, Morocco, Angelo, Congo or Algeria.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“For people who see immigration as a danger, this World Cup story won’t resolve that,” said the Times. “But it allows us to take stock of the reality of the world, of mobility, movements, multiple identities.”“The four most successful teams in this World Cup—semifinalists England, Belgium, Croatia and (eventual champion) France—all have multinational national teams,” according to the Times, while noting that the 32-team tournament was “the most diverse in history.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ His performance panned harshly as “bayaran” (bought) by critics after he knocked out Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday, Manny Pacquiao has moved on, saying he is not done yet.The newly crowned WBA welterweight champion has indicated that he is good for two or three more bouts before hanging his gloves.Despite advice from President Duterte, his staunch ally, to retire and enjoy his money, the sitting senator still appears to be lobbying for his financial self-interest.Pacquiao proclaimed that he is targeting one of his last bouts to be a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.A second Money-Manny match could be considered another circus, after the much-maligned “Fight of the Century” that earned both fighters millions. But its intrigue trumps the trash talk and remains a lucrative possibility.ADVERTISEMENT Star-studded Palawan age-group tennis up in Pasig Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES The 39-year-old Pacquiao’s victory over Matthysse, who is four years his junior, has been cheered by countless fans as a cultural and career defibrillator.To them, the Pacman remains the “pambansang kamao” (national fist), with doubters who cropped up after he lost his WBO welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn last year renewing their faith.A 12-month absence from the ring notwithstanding, Pacquiao, with ageless vigor, made short work of the dangerous Argentine, and looked like the speedy and ruthless fighter that won an unsurpassed eight world boxing divisions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Words take on a life of their own

first_imgDear Editor,Words matter, and often can and do take on a life of their own.Thus The Caribbean Voice (TCV) is happy that so many were critical of the words of the Minister of Education, Dr Nicolette Henry, who implied that violence is “normal” in schools countrywide with her comment: “Well, usually students fight. It’s nothing unusual, as you would know; you’ve gone to school yourselves and we all would’ve seen…”The reality is that no matter how often it happens, violence cannot be normalised by anyone, much less by a minister whose portfolio includes addressing the increasing violence and bullying in the nation’s schools. Worse yet was that this was a case of gender-based violence, since it was a male student abusing a female student. No amount of subsequent ‘damage control’ and actions to address the situation will have nullified the effect of the Minister’s words.TCV also really does hope that an investigation is launched into the recent case presided over by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow, who took off one third of a sentence after a guilty plea by an abuser was accepted, because the abuser “didn’t waste the court’s time”.Justice Barlow also said she took into consideration that the abuser was younger than the woman, and therefore the woman would be more aggressive.To reduce the sentence of an abuser because the abuser pleaded guilty insults all victims of abuse and waters down the seriousness of gender-based violence, which is fast becoming an epidemic in Guyana and globally. As well, it sends a message to abusers that, once they plead guilty, they will receive less than the maximum sentence. In fact, one wonders whether there is any legal basis for such an action.Furthermore, to base that reduction partly on an assertion that is baseless is astounding. Surely, the learned judge is supposed to have ensured that assertions are evidence-based, since courts should be dealing with evidence, and not suppositions.The fact is that aggression in a relationship has nothing to do with age. Gender-based violence (GBV) is the result of the abuser’s need to assert power and control.The third instance of words being used with little consideration given to their impact has to do with a statement made by the Director of Public Prosecutions, in which she disclosed that the most popular sexual offences her chamber is faced with is rape of a child under sixteen years, whereby there is penetration and sexual activity…”. To use the term ‘popular’ to refer to an act of rape is to awfully sanitize the act.No matter how often rape is committed, it is never ever, and never can be, popular; and someone of the calibre of the Director of Public Prosecutions must be absolutely circumspect with the way she uses words.Our appeal therefore is that those whose words can and often do shape views and opinions — especially when they are policy-makers or tasked with dispensing justice — must ensure that they use the right words in the right contexts, and assert evidence-based conclusions at all times.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Grenade hurled at Glenn Lall’s vehicle

first_img– Govt says it’s an act of “domestic terrorism”Police blocked off the area surrounding Kaieteur News on Saffon Street, Georgetown, and have launched an investigation into the incident where a grenade was hurled at the vehicle of Glenn Lall, publisher and owner of the media entity.The incident reportedly occurred late Saturday night as staff and members of the public gathered in front of the company to pay their respects to Assistant Editor Dale Andrews who had died on Friday.According to information, around 22:00h, persons heard a noise coming from the vehicle, which was parked on the western side of Saffon Street, and had perceived it to be the sound of shattering glass. Checks were carried out by security personnel, but no physical damage was observed on the vehicle. However, a more thorough search around the Lexus revealed a grenade lying just next to the right front wheel of the vehicle. Persons had not observed any suspects around the area at the time when when the grenade was hurled at the vehicle. Immediate contact was made with the Police, who visited the scene promptly to investigate the situation. Demolition personnel from the Force were, up to Sunday morning, attempting to get rid of the device before any serious damage was done.Up to press time, Police were still trying to identify the individuals involved in the attack.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has confirmed that the device was a fragmentation grenade, which had fortunately failed to explode as a result of poor storage that caused its deterioration.He also disclosed that video footage from surveillance cameras in the area was viewed by the department but as the images were blurred, it was of no use.Meanwhile, the coalition Government, in a statement on Sunday, deemed the incident as an act of domestic terrorism on the media entity. While condemning the act, the Government is thankful that no lives were lost or injuries sustained.“The coalition Government stands resolutely in defence of press freedom in Guyana and condemns, in the strongest possible manner, this heinous and dastardly act of cowardice against Kaieteur News. The coalition Government is thankful, as are all right-thinking Guyanese that no lives or limbs were lost and there was no damage to property,” the statement read.According to the statement, the Government believes that this was a wilful act against the entity aimed at intimidating, harming or creating fear.The Government stressed its commitment to working with the Guyana Police Force so that the main perpetrators involved in the act would face the full force of the law.“The coalition Government commits its full support to the Guyana Police Force as it investigates this sickening attempted act of terrorism. The Government looks forward to the perpetrators and possible intellectual authors being identified, pursued, arrested and placed before the court and being dealt with to the full extent of the law,” the Government declared in the statement.last_img read more

LBF Elections May be Postponed Again

first_imgIf constraints facing outgoing president of the Liberia Basketball Federation, Rufus Anderson continue to make it difficult for required documents to be provided for club presidents as agreed on January 27, the suggested dates of February 17 and 18th for congress and elections may be postponed.When the agreement for the elections was reached for 17th and 18th this month, it was clearly stated that the outgoing administration would submit congress documents on February 2, fifteen days before the dates, to club presidents for consideration.“The documents were supposed to be ready for pick-up from February 2nd,” said a club president who expressed disappointment to the snail pace work of the outgoing administration, “and at least one year financial report should have been ready for us.”Congress documents, according to the agreement reached by consensus of the Ministry of Youth & Sports at the end of a heated discussions in consultation with the Liberia National Olympic Committee, should be deposited at the Ministry of Youth & Sports.A Youth & Sports source told the Daily Observer yesterday that outgoing President Anderson needed more time to get the documents together, due to what he described as “constraints,” though the source could not explain what the constraints are.“The outgoing administration needs time to get the documents done,” the source said, noting that the documents must reach club presidents at least two weeks before the congress and the elections, which were set on February 17th and 18th.He said club presidents would have to read and examine any document from the LBF and get their concerns ready for congress, at least in two weeks’ time.An LBF source told the Daily Observer that “we are working hard to get the every necessary document to all involved so that no one will have cause to complain.” He was however, silence on the delay, which in effects violates the agreement.By yesterday, February 5, a Ministry of Youth & Sports source confirmed that the administration is yet to submit the required documents. There is a high possibility, according to insiders that if the administration does not provide the documents on time, club presidents would set up an interim administration to lead to congress and elections.“We can even plead to the Ministry and the LNOC to simply get an Elections Commission to supervise an election,” a club president said.“In that case,” he said, “Anderson’s re-election bid will surely be in danger.” Anderson has led the LBF, sometimes known as Liberia Basketball Association (LBA), for the last four years, one of the years suffered the presence of the Ebola Virus Disease.He has been criticized for poor administration because, before the Ebola Virus Disease, leagues would end in the rainy season and league closures were held off, with his administration complaining of lack of money.“His administration has received from the Liberian government U$100,000.00 on a number of occasions,” said a club president who asked not to be named, “and basketball has not moved forward.”Meanwhile, club presidents yesterday in a meeting expressed interest in a new leadership that has the vision to move basketball forward.Since the administration could not provide required documents on February 2, club presidents, under the Basketball Presidents Association said even if the documents are submitted today, it would still require 15 days for review, which would push the elections and congress to new dates.Information received late last night suggested that ‘some’ documents may have been sent to the Ministry of Youth & Sport but there was no official confirmation.“If the administration could provide the documents on February 2,” a club president said, “plus fifteen days, means congress and elections could be held on the 17th and the 18th,” pointing out that as it stands now, new dates are possible.He said, “If the documents are received today, Friday, we will still need the required 15 days and it would mean the elections will get new dates.” So while the delay is described as ‘constraints’ outgoing president Anderson’s opponents consider it as his attempt to prove that his administration is unable to provide the documents required.And that is a situation that his opponents are too clever to use against his re-election bid.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Western Coal to keep Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd Mines Open

first_imgWestern Canadian Coal Corp will keeps its mines in Northeast BC open. The company announced they have signed enough sales contracts to continue running the Brule and Wolverine mines.  Both of the locations have cut back operations in the past few months, but the company said Tuesday they won’t shut either site. The new contracts are worth US$175 million go to March 31st, 2010 and the company expects to produce 1.7 million tonnes of coal from the two mines. – Advertisement -The Brule mine near Chetwynd saw 35 people lose their jobs earlier this year and 400 contract and company employees were given notice at the Wolverine mine near Tumbler Ridge.last_img read more

Ipswich clinch deal for Notts County goalkeeper

first_imgIpswich Town have snapped up Polish goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski from Notts County.Bialkowski, who has signed a two-year deal with the option for a further year, has joined for an undisclosed fee.The 27-year-old is the fifth new player to arrive at Portman Road this summer after the arrivals of Cameron Stewart, Alex Henshall, Stephen Hunt and Jonathan Parr.Bialkowski started out in his homeland with Olimpia Elblag before joining Gornik Zabrze in 2003.He earned himself a move to Southampton in 2006 but failed to feature regularly during his six-year spell at the South Coast club.He was also loaned out to Barnsley and Ipswich, although he did not make a first-team appearance during his first spell at Portman Road. 1 Bartosz Bialkowski last_img read more

Goofball politics

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On Wednesday, the Simi Valley City Council announced that it was sending the United Church of Christ congregation a bill for nearly $40,000 – the cost for the police attention. Putting aside the exorbitant bill (just how much do cops in Simi Valley earn?), the premise of fining the subject of a protest is ridiculous. How can the church be responsible for the actions of the people protesting against it? If that logic holds, then anyone hoping to stick it to their opponents would rush out to Simi Valley and hold a protest. And, of course, that logic won’t hold water anywhere but in the minds of the council and its cohorts. Clearly, this is their way of taking a stand on the volatile immigration debate. If the city’s elected officials want to take a stand against illegal immigration and the sanctuary movement – which is their right – they should do it in a straightforward manner, not with a publicity stunt that only serves to sully the entire debate. E LECTED officials in Simi Valley have waded into the immigration debate and taken the silliness to an even more absurd level. The story stems from the tumultuous anti-immigration rally there over the weekend, in which protesters decided to march to a local church that was housing an illegal immigrant and her infant son and take her into custody after performing a citizen’s arrest. The march, organized by Save Our State, got a little raucous, involving the pepper spraying of a nonprotester by one of the protesters, and the police stood by for the three-hour event to keep the peace. That’s where Simi officials stepped in. last_img read more


first_imgA Right2Water/Right2Change Public meeting will take place in the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny on Wed.23rd of September at 7.30pm.This will be a presentation and discussion open to all on the policy principles developed by the Right2 Water Trade Unions in two conferences held earlier this year. A sizeable number of submissions to the policy document were received , including those from political parties , trade unions community groups and individuals.Right2Water Donegal activist Owen Curran said ‘ This Document on Policy Principles is to be welcomed , and the hope is that many political groupings and parties who oppose this government and their policies will sign up to it in the run up to the election. Many of us feel that after all the non-payment ,campaigning work and protesting over the past few years against water charges but also against the Property Tax and Austerity in general, that it would be a missed opportunity if these campaigns were not given a political edge , especially with an election looming.”“However, it would be a mistake for it now to become all about electoral politics . All those who got involved in opposing these taxes and charges in some way must not now just become passive voters whose future is dependent on the make up of the next Dail. Remember, any concessions gained in regards to the water charges so far have come about by pressure from people on the ground. “Cast your mind back to last November’s huge protest in Letterkenny – and the amount of politicians that were claiming to be against water charges in the press and media- AFTER that event.“So it remains vital that non-payment is continued at least until the election , and that the campaigners on the ground continue to mobilise people to keep the pressure on all politicians , including those in opposition with the aim of bringing about the legislative abolishment of water charges- ie force the in coming Dail to scrap the charges.’So come to the meeting, have your say on the policy principle document on water , but also on housing , health , education , jobs and decent work and democratic reform.Remember , change wont happen on its own. Join this debate on how we change this country for the better.The Policy Principles can be viewed here. www.right2water.ie , copies will also be available at the meeting. DONEGAL ANTI-WATER TAX GROUPS TO MEET TO DISCUSS POLICIES was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalIrish Watermeetinglast_img read more

‘Sea’ what Scoil Roisín did for their 1for1@1 Challenge

first_imgThe pupils of Scoil Roisín in Dungloe recently had a sunny day at the seaside for their Relay for Life Donegal Schools Challenge, among other fun activities this May.The teachers and students all went to Maghery Beach with their buckets and spades to build a giant sand castle for a creative take on the challenge.The 1for1@1 Challenge, in association with Donegal Daily, saw students across the county donating one euro each as they did a fun challenge at 1pm this month. Every single euro raised for Relay for Life this year goes directly to the extensive research programme for cancer survivors presently ongoing at Letterkenny University Hospital. – Thank you Scoil Roisin! Rosses School Sports: Jack with his medals from CarrickfinnRosses School Sports: Brennan brothers medal winnersSports and MindfulnessThe pupils have had an active and exciting month, taking part in the Rosses School Sports Day in Carrickfinn (picture above are some winners from the day) and Mindfulness Workshops with Maire Rodgers Coyle. The school celebrated the final day of the weekly Mindfulness programme by releasing balloons into the sky with all their worries and cares.  ‘Sea’ what Scoil Roisín did for their 1for1@1 Challenge was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:1for1@1fundraisingRelay For Life Donegalscoil roisinlast_img read more

France win the World Cup after thrilling final against Croatia

first_img 5 Mbappe became the second teenager to score in a World Cup final But they found a spectacular route back into the game through the excellent Perisic. The unstoppable winger shifted the ball onto his left and fired a breath-taking strike past Lloris in the 28th minute.Perisic was the first-half’s standout performer, but he was unfairly held responsible for France’s second.VAR stole the spotlight towards the end of the first-half when Perisic was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box after referee Nestor Pitana reviewed the incident. Again, it was soft but Griezmann made no mistake from the spot.Les Bleus took the game away from Croatia in the second-half, however their third was also against the run of play. Pogba started the move and finished it by wrong-footing the goalkeeper from the edge of the box. This was a coming of age for Pogba. Up against two of the world’s greatest midfielders in Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, he was the one who stole the headlines. His crucial third goal was all his own work, following his beautiful pass out wide and finishing it off with a classy finish. What a stage to turn up on.Moment of the match 5 5 Kylian Mbappe’s strike Lloris couldn’t believe what he’d done 5center_img France became world champions for the first time in 20 years with a dramatic World Cup final victory over Croatia.Unlike many previous finals, this six-goal thriller provided a fitting end to a remarkable tournament in Russia. Mbappe then became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele in 1958 and it was a strike the great Brazilian would’ve been proud of. A thunderous effort into the corner from 20 yards. It’s frightening to think what he may go on to achieve.That should’ve been the World Cup won for France, but a moment of madness from their captain made things interesting.Lloris, for reasons only he knows, tried to skip past Manzukic on his goal line. The striker completed a simple tackle-come-shot into the empty net with 20 minutes to go.But it proved irrelevant. Despite Croatia’s incredible efforts, France came out on top after a World Cup which will go down in history as one of the greatest ever.Star man Paul Pogba Croatia will consider themselves unlucky after going behind to a Mario Mandzukic own goal and then a harsh VAR awarded penalty, with Ivan Perisic scoring a screamer in between.Brilliant second-half goals from Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe took the game beyond the tiny nation, although late hope was salvaged when Mandzukic capitalised on a Hugo Lloris howler.Nonetheless, the French held their nerves to earn the greatest prize in world football after the highest-scoring final since 1966.The Vatreni did not deserve to find themselves behind in the first-half, but twice they did.Mandzukic, so prolific with his head, climbed too high for his own good and flicked Griezmann’s free-kick into his own net on 19 minutes.The award of the free-kick was undoubtedly soft, with little contact on Griezmann, and the Croatians were quite rightly aggrieved. 5 Pogba arrived on the biggest stage of all Mbappe’s strike was as memorable as it was historic. At 19-years-old, he has already reached the pinnacle of football and there is no limit to what he can become.last_img read more