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Toure calls for stronger punishment after alleged racial abuse in Champions League tie

first_imgYaya Toure was “furious” after suffering alleged racial abuse during Manchester City’s Champions League win at CSKA Moscow and called for strong action.The City midfielder suggested lengthy stadium bans should be imposed after he was the target of apparent monkey chanting from “stupid” supporters in City’s 2-1 win at the Arena Khimki.It is not the first time he has experienced such vitriol as he and – primarily – Mario Balotelli were targeted during a Europa League game at Porto in February 2012.Porto were fined £16,700 by European governing body UEFA after that incidence – less than the £24,740 City had to pay for delaying the second-half kick-off by one minute – and Toure believes tougher sanctions are necessary.The Ivory Coast international, who complained to the referee about the issue during the match, said: “I’m not just disappointed, I’m furious.”I’m very, very disappointed about what those fans have done and I think UEFA has to take action because players with the same colour of skin will always be in the same position. “For me, as captain, I was wearing an armband which said ‘no to racism’ and I was totally disappointed.”Maybe they could ban the stadium, I don’t know, for a couple of years or a couple of months.”It’s stupid these people. I don’t know, it just happens in football. It’s unbelievable.”They’re stupid, they’re just stupid. UEFA has to take action to right it otherwise I think they will just continue.”City have confirmed they will make an official complaint to UEFA over the matter. A club representative spoke to the match delegate from European football’s governing body after the game and that action will be followed up with a written submission.The issue also raises concerns about racism ahead of the 2018 World Cup, which will be hosted in Russia.FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce called on Russian authorities to clamp down on racism.Boyce told BBC Radio Five Live: “The Russian federation has got to assure – along with the Russian government – that these incidents are put to bed because it’s happening too often.”Too much abuse has been happening in many, many parts of eastern Europe. “Eastern Europe has problems, but we have problems in other parts of the world as well.”It’s got to be eradicated and the only way is to take serious action against the people who do it – don’t allow them to watch football matches.”I’ve always said fining clubs is not a solution to this problem.”A lot of the clubs take every step they can – they can’t stop some of these idiots.”Piara Powar, executive director of the FARE Network (Football Against Racism in Europe), believes UEFA has been moving in the right direction on such matters. He said: “UEFA have changed their rules and already this season sanctions are harder than ever before.”For a first offence you face a partial stadium closure; for a second offence your stadium will be closed for a match.”It’s taken a long time to get here, but I think we are seeing some movement on the sanction side.”In terms of education, I don’t know how long that’s going to take, to educate fans like we’ve seen at CSKA.”last_img read more

Howland will face alma mater

first_imgBack in the late 1970s, when Kim Zahnow was a Weber State cheerleader, a basketball player fancied her, and eventually the two were married. Twenty-six years later, that same player called Weber State athletic director Jerry Graybeal and recommended Randy Rahe for the Wildcats’ vacant men’s basketball coaching position. That player, now in his fourth season as UCLA’s coach, is Ben Howland, who remains very much in touch with his Weber State roots. So when the NCAA Tournament selection committee matched No. 2 seed UCLA and No. 15 Weber State in first round of the West regional Thursday in Sacramento (tipoff is tentatively scheduled for 4:25 p.m.), Howland admitted seeing the irony of the matchup, even if he didn’t see any humor in it. More pressing than the connect-the-dots lineage of Howland’s basketball career is the mindset of his Bruins, whose confidence remains shaken after dropping their past two games to non-NCAA Tournament participants Washington and Cal. “I would say 90 percent (is the confidence level),” Bruins sophomore Alfred Aboya said. “We need just a couple more days to boost it to 100 percent.” Aboya said UCLA’s confidence was “really low” after the Pac-10 tournament loss, and Howland began to rebuild it during Saturday’s practice. Arron Afflalo, UCLA’s All-American guard, said Howland altered his practice setup of starters against reserves. Afflalo and point guard Darren Collison were on one side, and power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and wing Josh Shipp on the other. “We had a very hard practice, and it feels like we’re a winning team again,” Afflalo said. “It was real competitive, very intense. Coach mixed up the teams and it made it very competitive.” Getting a win in the tournament will build confidence, but the Bruins face a Weber State team that has improved dramatically from the beginning of the season and a program known for pulling first-round upsets. The Wildcats (20-11), who won the Big Sky Tournament title with 10 new players, are well-versed in NCAA upset lore. As a 14th seed, they defeated North Carolina in 1999, and Michigan State in 1995. “Pretty much anybody that plays against UCLA has to look at them as mighty UCLA,” said Pepperdine transfer David Patten, who is scoring a team-high 14.4 points per game for the Wildcats. “They are, in my opinion, the best college (program) ever. They have just a great history, and this year is no different with the way they’ve been playing. “They had a great Pac-10 season, a little disappointing at the end of the year, but that makes them even more of an edgier team coming into the NCAA Tournament.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m happy for (Rahe), and in some way, doing the right thing may end up biting me from behind here,” said Howland, who graduated from the Ogden, Utah, school in 1979. “I hope not. I’ve known Randy for probably 15 years. He’s very good.” The Bruins (26-5) lost the top seed in the West with its first-round loss to California in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament. Instead, Kansas is the West’s top seed. But UCLA faces several potentially juicy meetings along the road to Atlanta, site of the Final Four. UCLA opens against Howland’s alma mater, and if it wins would play the winner of No. 7 seed Indiana vs. No. 10 seed Gonzaga. Not only did Howland begin his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Gonzaga, but the Bruins rallied from 17points down to beat the Bulldogs in the regional semifinals last March. And there is also a possible Sweet 16 meeting in San Jose with Howland’s other favorite team, No. 3 seed Pittsburgh, where he coached before taking over at UCLA. “I’m not surprised by it. I don’t chuckle, but I’m not surprised by it,” Howland said. “CBS is paying a lot of money to telecast the NCAA Tournament, about $700 to $800 million a year over the lifetime of the deal … so, of course, if good TV is available, it’s going to be more commanding to viewership.” last_img read more

GOSSIP: Conte set for new Chelsea deal and summer spree, Yaya Toure to West Ham?

first_imgtalkSPORT bring you a handy round-up all the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Champions-elect Chelsea will offer boss Antonio Conte a stunning new deal and substantial transfer funds this summer, amid reports he is a target for newly-minted Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)The Blues are set to use said transfer funds to try and sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. (Daily Mirror)However, Manchester United are ready to scupper Chelsea’s attempts to re-sign Lukaku by making an £85m summer bid for the striker. (Daily Star)Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has reportedly turned down a contract in China which would have paid him £147m, in order to seal a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer. (Marca)Chelsea boss Conte is preparing a £65m offer for the Spanish forward. (The Sun)Man United will offer goalkeeper David De Gea a new contract in a bid to fend off renewed interest from Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)The Red Devils are set to test Tottenham’s resolve with a £40m bid for 23-year-old defender Eric Dier. (Daily Mirror)Riyad Mahrez is ready to push for a move away from Leicester, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all keen on the Algerian winger. (The Independent)West Ham are considering making Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure one of their major signings in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)Burnley are resigned to losing defender Michael Keane this summer and Liverpool are in pole position for his signature, with former club Manchester United being slow on the uptake. (The Sun)Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly earned more than £2.8m in bonuses for the goals he has scored this season. (Daily Mail)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:LISTEN: Antonio Conte likely to STAY at Chelsea, Roma chief tells talkSPORT‘Chelsea should do everything possible to make sure Cesc Fabregas stays’, former Blues star Celestine Babayaro tells talkSPORT LISTEN: Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk ‘could play for any team in the world’, former Southampton star tells talkSPORTSean Dyche says Burnley under no pressure to sell Michael Keane – but admits Liverpool and Manchester United target could go this summer‘Premier League title win even sweeter for Chelsea on the back of disaster year’, Thibaut Courtois tells talkSPORT‘It took us seven hard years to get to the Premier League, and we’ve gone down with a whimper’ – Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson devastated by relegationTransfer news: Manchester City and Manchester United set for summer fight over £45million Monaco starWest Ham FC transfer news: Carlos Bacca back on Hammers’ radar after asking to leave AC MilanTransfer ALERT! Galatasaray star ‘refusing to train’ amid Manchester United and Southampton linksTransfer news: Fiorentina and Lazio among clubs eyeing move for Chelsea defender Kurt ZoumaEverton FC transfer news: Ronald Koeman ready to step up interest in Ajax star Davy Klaassenlast_img read more

Neanderthals Matured Faster

first_imgThe news media are all echoing a story out of Nature April 291 that Neanderthals matured by age 15, as indicated by their teeth.  A News and Views article in the same issue by Jay Kelley2 begins, It is nearly 150 years since the existence of Neanderthals was first recognized, but debate about their relationship to modern humans remains as contentious as ever.”  The find is not necessarily indicative of a major difference between Neanderthals and modern humans, but “ should prove to be a fruitful line of research.”  Sample news media interpretations can be found at BBC News and paleoanthropology’s bulldog, National Geographic.1Rossi and de Castro, “Surprisingly rapid growth in Neanderthals, ” Nature 428, 936 – 939 (29 April 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02428.2Jay Kelley, “Paleoanthropology: Neanderthal teeth lined up,” Nature 428, 904 – 905 (29 April 2004); doi:10.1038/428904b.You can’t infer the social evolution of humans from teeth.  Modern humans reach puberty before 15, so why shouldn’t there be variation in tooth maturation rates between varieties of humans?  This study is way too much interpretation on way too little data.  A “fruitful line of research” is code for “a new storytelling plot.”    Evolutionists grasp at any hint that Neanderthals were a different species than us.  It’s a kind of historical racism.  Harrub and Thompson point out in a thick new book, The Truth About Human Origins (Apologetics Press 2004), p. 133, that at four fossil sites, Neanderthals and modern humans are found buried together.  The only way to build a Darwinian story out of that is to claim that modern humans buried their pet missing links with them.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Steenkamp: SA rugby player of the year

first_img2 November 2010Gurthro Steenkamp of the Blue Bulls was named the South African Rugby Union Player of the Year on Monday. He succeeds his team-mate Fourie du Preez.The big loosehead prop shone for the Bulls as the franchise claimed its third Super 14 title and stood out for the Springboks too. Not only did he exhibit improved scrummaging in 2010, but he also excelled around the field, producing a high tackle count and uesful contributions as a ball carrier.The other nominees for the award were Francois Hougaard, also of the Bulls, and the Western Province and Stormers trio of Gio Aplon, Juan de Jongh, and Schalk Burger.Team of the YearWhile the Bulls produced the Player of the Year, they were also recognised as a unit and named the SARU Team of the Year after winning the Super 14 for the third time in four years with a 25-17 victory over the Stormers in Soweto.Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies was named the SARU Young Player of the Year. He also picked up the SA under-20 Player of the Year Award after excelling at the IRB Junior World Championships in Argentina, where South Africa finished third.Together with 20-year-old Patrick Lambie, Jantjies was chosen for the Springboks’ end-of-year tour. The emergence of the two young playmakers has given supporters of the green and gold a lot of optimism about the future.Western Province awardsAlthough his team was beaten in the final of the Currie Cup, Western Province coach Allister Coetzee was given some consolation as he picked up the Absa Coach of the Year award. There was another award for Province when their exciting winger, Gio Aplon, was named the Players’ Player of the Year.There was success for the Stormers, with Andries Bekker being named the Vodacom Super 14 Player of the Year after an impressive season in the southern hemisphere’s leading provincial competition.Another Stormer, Jaque Fourie, won the SuperSport Try of the Year for scoring a stunning five-pointer against the Crusaders after a superb run at Newlands.Record try scorerGriquas’ Bjorn Basson was named the Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year after setting a record with 21 tries in the season. The flying winger has been snapped up by the Blue Bulls for next season.The Eastern Province Kings’ Norman Nelson, who dotted down nine times in the season, was chosen as the Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year. The Kings claimed the First Division title with a hard-fought 16-12 victory over the South Western Districts Eagles in George.Francois Brummer of the Blue Bulls picked up the Vodacom Cup Player of the Year award. His drop-kick after the final whistle helped the Blue Bulls edge the Free State Cheetahs 31-29 to win the competition.Kyle Brown won the Sasol Sevens Player of the Year Award.Club rugbyStellenbosch University was beaten in the final of the SAA Club Championships, going down to College Rovers, but Maties’ Lourens Adriaanse was named the SAA Club Championships Player of the Year.Lock Dolly Mavungwana received the SARU Women’s Rugby Achiever of the Year award.Craig Joubert, who took charge of the Currie Cup final, won the Marriot Refereeing Achievement of the Year award.Johan Goosen of Free State, yet another fine product of the country’s top rugby school, Grey College, was named the Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Tournament.Interestingly, the Sharks, winners of the Absa Currie Cup, didn’t win a single award!Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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U.P. govt. to showcase heritage

first_imgWith an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh plans to hold a series of Vichar (thought) Kumbhs as part of its effort to showcase the State as a hub of ancient heritage, while at the same time connecting with youth, women, Dalits and OBCs.To be held ahead of January’s Allahabad Mahakumbh, the Vichar Kumbhs would be held at five historical towns of the State with five distinct themes: Samajik Samrasta (social complementarity), issues concerning the youth, women’s empowerment, environment and social service, an organiser of one of these conclaves said on Tuesday.Student conclavesFive universities in the State would host the conclaves, with up to 5,000 delegates expected to attend each of the meets, Shatrudra Pratap, one of the organisers of the Vichar Kumbhs, told The Hindu.The Vichar Kumbh on youth affairs, to be held at the Lucknow University on December 22-23, is expected to draw about 5,000 delegates from India and abroad, according to Mr. Pratap. Delegates would include students, teachers and professionals.The Samrasta (or social complementarity) Kumbh will be held on December 16 at Ayodhya, and delegates would include people from various caste groups — Dalits, OBCs and upper castes — and tribes from all over the country.last_img read more

NGT clearance challenged

first_imgAn Assam-based NGO has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the clearance by the National Green Tribunal to the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project straddling the Assam-Arunachal border. NHPC had in 2005 started work but the construction was stopped in 2011 following anti-dam protests. On July 31, the NGT ordered NHPC to restart the project.last_img

Marvels WandaVision Loki Falcon and Winter Soldier show details revealed

first_imgJasin Boland/Marvel Studios In between MCU Phase 4 reveals for Marvel Studios’ films like Black Widow, Thor 4 and Shang-Chi, the first Marvel TV shows destined for the Disney Plus streaming service were detailed Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.Marvel’s WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, will have a multiverse aspect that will directly tie into 2021’s Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness. Also set for spring 2021 is Loki starring Tom Hiddleston. The actor confirmed at the panel that the show will feature the version of Loki seen in 2012’s first Avengers film. The show will also include an adult Monica Rambeau, first seen as a child in Captain Marvel, played by Teyonah Parris. Then come fall 2021, Disney Plus will debut the new Hawkeye series starring Jeremy Renner. It will feature Kate Bishop, who in the comics becomes a second Hawkeye. Marvel The Avengers Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, an original series with Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Daniel Brühl. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Fall 2020. pic.twitter.com/FmFMKWUrhO— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019 WandaVision is set to debut on Disney Plus in spring 2021.Coming a bit sooner than that will be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Daniel Brühl. A new logo for the show includes an aspect of Captain America’s design, possibly confirming that we’ll pick up with Falcon essentially being the new Cap. The show is set to debut in fall 2020. Share your voice Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…?, the first animated series in the MCU, with Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher and many actors from across the MCU reprising their roles as voice talent. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Summer 2021. pic.twitter.com/el6etc3xZH— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019 TV and Movies Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE with Jeremy Renner, an original series that will also introduce Kate Bishop. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Fall 2021. pic.twitter.com/qPH8M2TQSj— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019 “It does take place after Endgame.” And Lt. Trouble will appear!! She’ll be played as an adult by Teyonah Parris #MarvelSDCC #WandaVision #SDCC2019 pic.twitter.com/Nm4IvR4OUz— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019 These TV shows will join Marvel films released theatrically starting in 2019 as exclusive to the Disney Plus service, which is set to debut Nov. 12 in the US for $7 a month. 3:04 Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: 0 The animated Marvel What If…? series will feature actor Jeffrey Wright as the narrator of a variety of stories that will change a major aspect of what was seen in the MCU films. For instance, one story could be what would happen if Peggy Carter became Captain America instead of Steve Rogers. That show will debut in summer 2021. WandaVision coming Spring 2021! “It’s gonna get weird!” says Elizabeth Olsen. #MarvelSDCC #SDCC2019 pic.twitter.com/DZ9hubXiaP— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019 Tags Marvel’s Phase 4 plan explained Comic-Con Tom Huddleston confirms we will see @Avengers 2012 Loki as we know him! #MarvelSDCC #SDCC2019 pic.twitter.com/cz1NSrcJ46— cait petrakovitz 🦹🏽‍♀️➡️#SDCC (@misscp) July 21, 2019last_img read more

Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

first_imgA piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part was almost certainly recovered from missing flight MH370.Paris’ Orly airport website confirmed the Air France flight transporting the piece of wreckage landed at 6.17 am local time (0417 GMT) from the French island of La Reunion. A police escort will accompany the two-metre (6.5 foot) part on its journey by road to a defence ministry laboratory near the southwestern city of Toulouse. Also Read – Separatists vacate key offices in Yemen’s Aden, says MinisterExperts will begin their analysis on Wednesday, along with an examination of parts of a suitcase discovered nearby.If confirmed, the discovery would mark the first breakthrough in a case that has baffled aviation experts for 16 months. “I believe that we are moving closer to solving the mystery of MH370. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean,” Malaysia’s deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. Also Read – Afghan peace deal: Trump meets top advisers to discuss progressThe Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were 239 people on board.Boeing said in a statement yesterday that it would send a technical team to France to study the plane debris at the request of civil aviation authorities.“Our goal, along with the entire global aviation industry, continues to be not only to find the airplane, but also to determine what happened – and why,” the US aerospace giant added.last_img read more