The South Fund holds a new protest against Al Thani

first_imgOn the head of the march was a banner with a clear and forceful message: “Sit down and you will see the body of your shield pass ”. In addition, you could also read banners with messages accusing the mayor, certain employees and justice as “accomplices” of the terrible crisis that plagues Malaga. More than 300 Malaguista fans have supported this protest.The situation of Malaga is critical, LaLiga has summoned the club to give it a final ultimatum and the possibility of an administrative descent is on the table. Málaga fans are fed up with their president and neither does he accept the inaction that his new right hand has implanted, Richard Shaheen, whose management as general manager shines for his absence. The South Fund 1904 held a new protest in the previous Malaga – Numancia against the management of the president of the blue and white club, Abdullah Al Thani. On this occasion, the fans have organized a funeral procession. Under the motto ‘The only thing that separates us from death is time’, the rocks that make up the animation tier, Front Bokerón and Malaka hInchas summoned this action to continue making clear the absolute rejection towards the sheikh. Thus, blue and white fans were concentrated near the stadium to march with the procession headed by a coffin that symbolized that they are “killing” the illusion of malaguism.last_img read more

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BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS

first_imgSATURDAY, APRIL 9ASTON VILLA 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2Aston Villa are as good as down after a defeat by Bournemouth, their eighth in a row in the Barclays Premier League, left them 15 points from safety with five games remaining. Steve Cook’s close-range finish set the Cherries up before Joshua King took advantage of defensive mix-up. Jordan Ayew replied late on.GOALS:- VILLA: AYEW 85. BOURNEMOUTH: COOK 45; KING 74.CRYSTAL PALACE 1NORWICH CITY 0Norwich City remain in a relegation battle after losing to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon scored his first goal of the season to hand Palace their first league win of 2016 – and six successive home defeats – while Norwich felt they deserved a penalty when Matt Jarvis was barged over.GOAL:-PUNCHEON 68.MANCHESTER CITY 2WEST BROM 1Samir Nasri returned from injury to score the winner for Manchester City against West Brom. City came from behind after Stephane Sessegnon beat Joe Hart early on. Sessegnon then brought down Aleksandar Kolarov in the area to allow Sergio Aguero to equalise from the spot. Nasri tapped into an empty net with 25 minutes remaining.GOALS:-CITY:AGUERO PEN 19; NASRI 66. WBA: SESSEGNON 6.SOUTHAMPTON 3NEWCASTLE UNITED 1Newcastle stumbled closer to relegation from the Barclays Premier League after being outplayed by Southampton. The Magpies fell behind after just four minutes when Shane Long scored. Graziano Pelle claimed home the second and then Victor Wanyama made it 3-0 after Pelle’s shot was blocked. Andros Townsend claimed a late consolation goal.GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: LONG 4; PELLE 38; WANYAMA 55.NEWCASTLE: TOWNSEND 64.SWANSEA CITY 1 CHELSEA 0Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink suffered his first defeat in 15 Barclays Premier League games as Swansea moved closer to safety. At the end of a week when it was announced that Italy manager Antonio Conte is to take over at Chelsea in the summer, the Swans seized on a poor Chelsea display to dominate the first half and lead through Gylfi Sigurdsson’s volley.GOAL:-SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 25.WATFORD 1 EVERTON 1Two goals in first-half added time saw Watford and Everton share the points at Vicarage Road. Both teams are in the FA Cup semi-finals and it is to be hoped that if they meet in the final they can produce a better spectacle. James McCarthy gave Everton the lead, but within a minute Jose Holebas headed home at the far post from a corner.GOALS:-WATFORD: HOLEBAS 45. EVERTON: McCARTHY: 45.WEST HAM UNITED 3 ARSENAL 3Arsenal’s slim hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League were effectively ended by Andy Carroll’s first-ever West Ham hat-trick. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners the lead, but two late first-half headers brought the Hammers back into the game. Carroll got his third, again a header, soon after the restart but Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny made it 3-3.GOALS:-WEST HAM: CARROLL 44, 45, 52. ARSENAL: OZIL 18; SANCHEZ 35; KOSCIELNY 70.SUNDAY, APRIL 10LIVERPOOL 4STOKE CITY 1Divock Origi came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool moved up to eighth in the Barclays Premier League. Alberto Moreno put the home side ahead before Bojan headed Stoke’s equaliser. But Daniel Sturridge converted Sheyi Ojo’s cross to regain the lead before Origi headed in and later saw an attempted cross drift in after the break.GOALS:-LIVERPOOL: MORENO 8; STURRIDGE 32; ORIGI 50, 65. STOKE: BOJAN 22.SUNDERLAND 0LEICESTER CITY 2Jamie Vardy scored twice as leaders Leicester won at Sunderland to move within three victories of their first Barclays Premier League title. Vardy converted the first after an hour, before outpacing the opposition defence and tucking home a second deep into added time. The hosts’ best chance fell to substitute Jack Rodwell, who shot over from just eight yards out.GOALS:-LEICESTER: VARDY 66, 90.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 0Tottenham kept alive their hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League, thanks to three goals in seven late second-half minutes, from Deli Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela. With Leicester winning earlier in the day, Spurs reduced the deficit from 10 points to seven. After an even first half, Alli broke the deadlock and two more keep Spurs in the hunt.GOALS:-TOTTENHAM: ALLI 70; ALDERWEIRELD 74; LAMELA 76.last_img read more

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35 ICT hubs to offer STEM training

first_imgMinister Cathy Hughes interacting with the childrenA total of 35 Information Communication Technologies (ICT) hubs are equipped to offer training in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes made this announcement during a visit to St Pius Primary School on Wednesday, where she stated that this is one of the schools that was assisted with robotic kits and other ICT services.These kits give students an opportunity to learn the dynamics of coding, wireless communication and sensor technology.“We are making sure that we’re doing STEM training in as many of our hubs that we’re able to organise. Right now, we have earmarked 35 hubs where students in the area and students in schools close to where those ICT hubs are will be able to come and get some training,” said Hughes.She placed emphasis once again on opportunities which will be created in the future, primarily in the ICT sector. According to her, students should take advantage of these opportunities and try to earn a living from the prospects of the ICT sector.“The jobs that are going to be available in the future, you’re going to need to have these skills…start thinking as to how you will be able to make a living from this when you get older,” the Minister stated.Software programs were also installed on the school’s computer systems, which are open to teachers as well.This initiative comes as Guyana has been listed as the host for the youth robotics pre-qualifier competition. Qualifiers will then go to represent Guyana at the International Youth Robotics Competition.STEM Guyana will ultimately select local students to vie against other youths from around the world in the seven to 12, 13 to 17 and open categories of the competition. The teams will be selected from eight regions from across the country.STEM Guyana, in association with the Ministry, had launched a series of certification sessions for technology buffs or school leaders who are interested in starting technology clubs in their communities.Coaches were introduced to details about the league, how to organise and lead a technology club, how to fundraise for their club, how to prepare young people to compete in a global marketplace, how to use the league competition software, the basics of building and programming robots and the fundamentals of MIT Scratch programming.Students utilising the kits to build models and robotslast_img read more

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Sport in 2019: Ten offbeat stories

first_imgOh deer!— The kick-off in a Scottish football match was delayed after a herd of wild deer left excrement all over the pitch.“Kick off suspended due to the ref being delayed, the pitch currently waterlogged — and covered in deer faeces,” Nairn County, who play in the Highlands League, tweeted ahead of the game at Fort William.The match in April eventually ended in a 6-2 defeat for hapless Fort William, their 29th loss in 31 games.Sue are you?Name game: The French Open trophy being held up by Jelena Ostapenko in 2017. On the honours list, 1976 winner Sue Barker is classed as Australian rather than British © AFP/File / Eric FEFERBERG— When Sue Barker won the Roland Garros women’s title in 1976 she became Britain’s most recent champion in Paris — or did she?An eagle-eyed photographer spotted that Barker is listed as Australian and not British on the list of champions whose names are engraved on the Suzanne Lenglen trophy presented each June to the French Open women’s champion.“Last time I checked, Sue Barker was British – are my eyes deceiving me?” tweeted Ella Ling who snapped a photo of the cup which has classed Barker as ‘AUST’ rather than ‘GBR’ for the last 43 years.“I mean seriously….how has no one noticed!”Red alert— Dimitris Giannakopoulos, the owner of Greek basketball club Panathinaikos, was fined 3,000 euros for leaving a pair of red women’s underwear on the empty bench of rivals Olympiakos before a game.“It was an act that defamed the sport,” said the sports judge who handed down the ruling.Giannakopoulos made the move after Olympiakos — who play in red — failed to show up for a February contest in Athens.Standing room onlyStanding room only: Sebastian Rodriguez of Veracruz watches Guido Rodriguez of Tigres © AFP/File / VICTOR CRUZ— Players of Mexican football club Veracruz went on strike in the opening minutes of a league game, allowing grateful opponents Tigres to walk in two goals unchallenged.Veracruz decided on the radical action of standing — instead of running — about the pitch to protest over unpaid wages.As a result, Eduardo Vargas and Andre-Pierre Gignac put Tigres 2-0 ahead inside three minutes on their way to a 3-1 win.At the end of the games, Veracruz sarcastically applauded their opponents who they claim reneged on a promise to respect their strike.“They knew that we were going to stay still for three minutes,” said Veracruz defender Carlos Salcido.Cut! Hamilton too busy for ‘Top Gun’— Lewis Hamilton had to put his ambitions to be a Hollywood movie star on hold because he was too busy winning Formula One world titles.The six-time world champion revealed he had to turn down a role in “Top Gun: Maverick” due to lack of time.The 34-year-old’s role in the film was expected to be bigger than in his previous movie appearances in “Zoolander 2” and “Cars”.Eddie’s not having a ballWater torture: England’s Eddie Pepperell © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS— British golfer Eddie Pepperell’s Turkish Open bid came to an abrupt and early end when he ran out of golf balls.Pepperell put five balls into the water at the fourth hole before telling playing partners that was quitting the course.Offside — by an ‘armpit’— Liverpool maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League with a last-gasp win over Aston Villa but came perilously close to being denied a result — by an offside armpit!Jurgen Klopp’s side, who took all three points at Villa Park thanks to Sadio Mane’s 94th minute winner, were trailing to Trezeguet’s opener when Roberto Firmino thought he had tapped home the leveller seven minutes later.However, the linesman raised his flag and a VAR check confirmed the decision to the rule the goal out, with the Premier League revealing that Firmino’s armpit “was marginally ahead of the last Villa defender”.The decision looked like it would lead to Liverpool losing their first league match of the season, before Andy Robertson headed home an equaliser in the 87th minutes and Mane snatched the points deep in stoppage time.“It’s not right that we laugh about it. Managers get sacked over it,” Klopp said after the game.Fowl play— A Croatian footballer kicked a chicken to death during a semi-pro match.The incident took place when a brood of chickens ran onto a pitch in the eastern part of the country.Ivan Gazdek from the home team NK Jelengrad, ran after the birds, kicked one with his foot and then chucked it over the fence in a flurry of feathers.“I ran towards the chickens to chase them away, swung my foot and accidentally killed one,” said Gazdek.Pope and glorySaints and winners: Pope Francis © AFP / Tiziana FABI— The New Orleans Saints got a surprise shout-out from Pope Francis, with fans and at least one player taking the inadvertent tag as a good omen for the NFL team.Francis created five new saints in October in a canonisation ceremony at the Vatican.“Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints,” he posted on Twitter — with the combination of a hashtag and the capital letter of Saints apparently adding the New Orleans team’s fleur-de-lis logo.Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone put a screenshot of Francis’ tweet on his own Twitter feed.“Wow, are we blessed or what?!??” Anzalone wrote.Bees stop play— A swarm of bees sent players taking cover on the pitch during a Cricket World Cup game between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Durham.“It’s very funny. Looks like someone’s just had a machine-gun through all the players on the field and everyone is down on the ground,” said South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis.“You are not brave enough when there is a swarm of bees flying. I’m brave, but not that brave.”0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000No arm done: Roberto Firmino’s armpit was adjudged to be offside in Liverpool’s game against Aston Villa © AFP/File / Paul ELLISPARIS, France, Dec 25 – Matches held up by wildlife and underwear protests, chickens in danger in Croatian football and offside armpits.AFP Sport looks back at 10 of the best offbeat moments in sport in 2019:last_img read more

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Where to get help in South Africa if you are being abused

first_imgNumerous organisations around South Africa provide services such as counselling, temporary shelter and legal help to people in abusive relationships. We’ve compiled a guide with phone numbers and other contact details.South Africa joined the global 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign in 1998. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Brand South Africa reporter16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is a global campaign to raise awareness, running from 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, International Human Rights Day. The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World Aids Day.Joining inIn 1998, South Africa adopted the campaign to contribute to a society that is free of violence and to raise awareness about the negative consequences of abuse of women and children.South Africa’s theme this year is: “Count me in: together moving a non-violent South Africa forward”.Getting helpThere are many organisations which help people who are being abused. If you think you need help, here’s a list of places you can contact for assistance:People Opposed to Woman Abuse, or PowaPowa provides counselling, both telephonically and in person, temporary shelter for and legal help to women who have experienced violence.Website: PowaPhone number: 011 642 434/6Social media: Facebook and TwitterStop Gender ViolenceRun by LifeLine Southern Africa, Stop Gender Violence offers crisis counselling for women who have been raped or abused. It also gives advice and support to people who wish to help women who are in need of help, and gives legal and other options available.Website: Stop Gender AbuseToll-free helpline: 0800 150 150Social media: Facebook and TwitterChildline South AfricaThis non-profit organisation helps abused children and their families. It deals with issues such as physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, behavioural problems and trafficking, and gives legal advice.Website: Childline South AfricaToll-free helpline: 0800 055 555Social media: FacebookChild Welfare South AfricaChild Welfare South Africa focuses on child protection, child care and family development. Neglect and child abuse can also be reported.Website: Child Welfare South AfricaPhone number: 074 080 8315Social media: FacebookFamily and Marriage Association of SA, or FamsaFamsa provides counselling and education to help improve marriages and families. It helps in cases of domestic violence and trauma, divorces and mediation. There are 27 offices across the country.Website: FamsaPhone number: 011 975 7106/7Tears FoundationFounded in 2012, this non-profit organisation provides a database of medical, legal and psychological services available in South Africa to help those who have been raped or survived sexual abuse.Website: Tears FoundationTo access the database via USSD: *134*7355#Phone number: 010 590 5920Social media: Facebook and TwitterThe Trauma CentreThe centre believes violence is predictable and preventable. “The Trauma Centre contributes towards violence prevention through advocacy, capacity building, research and the provision of mental health services for survivors,” reads its website. It also provides counselling to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.Website: The Trauma CentrePhone number: 021 465 7373Social media: Facebook and TwitterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Mira Rajput flaunts enviable curves in halter neck top and yoga pants at gym. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Mira Rajput was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her look, the mother-of-two wore a neon yellow halter neck top.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired the look with a black sports bra and black yoga pants.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Mira accessorised the look with a large black leather bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her workout session, the 24-year-old tied her hair in a pony tail and looked radiant with her after workout glow.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: Mira RajputGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Mira Rajput was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai. For her workout session, Mira wore a neon green halter neck top with a pair of black yoga pants.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d3aa0158eb991564123157_1573792_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, July 26, 2019 – 11:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Mira Rajput flaunts enviable curves in halter neck top and yoga pants at gym. See picsApp headline: Mira Rajput flaunts enviable curves in halter neck top and yoga pants at gym. See pics1200x675:last_img read more

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Nordic Yards Hands Over New Offer for P+S Werften

first_imgzoom Following further constructive discussions with the insolvency practitioner, the Nordic Yards shipyard group handed in a new, improved offer for the Stralsund maritime facility on Friday, April 4th 2014.“Shipbuilding remains an industry of the future with high growth rates in the markets in which Nordic Yards is represented: offshore wind, offshore oil & gas and ice-going vessels. Billions will also be invested in these markets over the coming years. Therefore we are planning a strategic expansion in capacity. To this end we require highly trained employees and are committing ourselves to the Stralsund maritime facility, its employees and suppliers,” says Jürgen Wollny, Executive Vice President Nordic Yards.The offer involves taking over the facility on May 1st, 2014. The workforce will be built up to 250 by the end of the year.Currently Nordic Yards is in the final stages of contract negotiations with various customers about the construction of offshore transformer and converter platforms for the German energy transition.Exploiting the synergies of the facility should result in a workforce of at least 500 at Stralsund by the end of 2016 at the latest. The offer also contains a confirmation of employment.Furthermore, the necessary investment in the facility will have to be completed before production can begin again at Stralsund. The new offer reconfirms the previously planned programme of investment of EUR 15 million. The start of production of the first platform is envisaged for autumn 2014.Nordic Yards currently has four converter platforms under contract, which have been or are being constructed in parallel at the Wismar and Rostock-Warnemünde yards. The integration of the Stralsund facility into the Nordic Yards’ future production programme enables the shipyard group rapidly to satisfy the demand using the three yards.“Public statements to the effect that no ships could be built at Stralsund are highly questionable. Here we must come down on the side of our shipbuilding colleagues: Stralsund has designed, built and delivered some very complex vessels over the years. The present difficulties are rather the consequences of mismanagement by the earlier operators and not due to defects in manufacture,” says Wollny.The logical next step is to exploit the impressive success of the shipyards in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, including all suppliers, engineering design offices, research institutions etc. and direct it towards new markets. The record of wealth creation over the last almost twenty years shows how important the maritime industry is for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Since 1995, the shipyards in the federal state have supplied around 400 vessels to the value of over EUR 16 billion. nordicyards, April 8, 2014last_img read more

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Top UN envoy highlights sports role in bringing peace in West Central

“Sport can help ease tensions, reconcile opponents and connect people and communities. It thus has the potential to empower, motivate and to inspire,” Wilfried Lemke, who serves as the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, said at an event at the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission, known as UNOCI, in Sebroko, Côte d’Ivoire.But he noted that “sport alone cannot prevent conflicts or build peace – yet it can contribute to broader and more comprehensive efforts.”During his five-day stop in the West African nation, he held talks with Dagobert Banzio, Minister of Sports and Physical Education; Youssouf Bakayoko, Foreign Minister; and senior UNOCI representatives to discuss how sport can enhance lasting peace and social cohesion in Côte d’Ivoire, which is rebuilding after a brutal 14-year civil war.Mr. Lemke met with numerous sports groups, including the National Olympic Committee and the Judo Training Club of Bouaké, even taking part in a 10 kilometre run in Koumassi.He then travelled on to Cameroon, where he held talks with Prime Minister Ephraim Inoni and delivered the opening address at the 2nd International Conference for the Young African Footballer in the capital Yaoundé.“Youth are among the greatest beneficiaries of the positive effects of sport since values such as respect, cooperation, discipline and leadership can contribute to improving health and education and also to give youth a better chance to find a profession,” Mr. Lemke said.“However, it is our duty to urge governments, football federations and clubs to fight against young footballers’ exploitation and to ensure respect of principles of human rights, in this case especially the rights of the child, is upheld.”While in the country, he held talks with Augustin Edjoa, Minister of Sports and Physical Education; Adoum Garoua, Minister of Youth; and Joseph Dion Ngute, Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs.Mr. Lemke discussed the upcoming football World Cup in South Africa, noting that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked him to do all he can to ensure that the event, to be held in Africa for the first time, will be a success. 31 October 2008The United Nations envoy tasked with promoting sport for development and peace has wrapped up a week-long visit to West and Central Africa, where he underscored the role that sport can play in consolidating peace. read more

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Newfoundland ready to lead Arctic oil exploration premier

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Premier Tom Marshall of Newfoundland and Labrador says his province is uniquely equipped to lead exploration of oil in the Arctic.Marshall says the province has a proven track record of safe offshore oil development in some of the harshest conditions on Earth.He says he understands that there are environmental concerns and that safety must always come first.But he told an oil and gas conference in St. John’s today that the province will continue to invest in new technology and skills to grapple with Arctic challenges.Environmental activists and aboriginal groups have raised alarms about the potential for a disaster in pristine Arctic waters.Greenpeace Canada says risks and costs outweigh the value of tapping relatively small reserves. They say governments should instead spend public funds on renewable energy resources in place of fossil fuels. read more

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