British police: LGBT fans at World Cup should obey local law

first_imgCarpio 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 When asked what advice he’d give to LGBT fans of England, chief Inspector Joseph Stokoe predicted “they will follow the law as it is in Russia.”He adds “people may or may not wish to fly (the rainbow) flag. We’ve discussed that with Russian authorities to ensure there’s that communication.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding British Chief Inspector Joseph Stokoe speaks to the media at the International Police Cooperation Center opened in Domodedovo, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The top British police officer working at the World Cup in Russia has predicted LGBT fans will follow Russian laws which restrict how they can express their identity in public. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)DOMODEDOVO, Russia — The top British police officer working at the World Cup in Russia has suggested visiting LGBT fans should follow local laws which restrict how they can express their identity in public.Russian law bans the so-called “propaganda” of homosexuality in any setting where children could be present. In practice, it has been used to restrict public discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and to block protests, although Russian authorities have suggested the measure won’t be as strictly enforced at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With NCAA approaching, Red Lions make statement against Cardinals View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READlast_img read more

From a destructive opposition to a failed Government

first_imgDear Editor,The fourth National Budget for the APNU/AFC coalition Government was presented to the National Assembly despite the majority of the Guyanese population, through the Opposition Leader has declared no-confidence against the APNU/AFC administration for the mismanagement of affairs in GuyanaSince the 2011-2015 period when the APNU and the AFC were the combined opposition with a dangerous weapon of a parliamentary majority, they have used it deliberately and conveniently to take Guyana down the path of destruction. The combined opposition, during that period, who promised a good life and a better future, deliberately, by their vindictive actions destroyed the very foundation upon which they are presently collapsing now.How can people sleep at night knowing that they are guilty of not fulfilling the role the electorate gave them? During the 2011-2015 period the lack of support for major national development projects such as the Amailia Falls Hydroelectric plant, the CJIA expansion, Marriott hotel, a Specialty Hospital, the blocked security measures that would have prevented money laundering and many other measures that are contributing towards a failed APNU/AFC government.During this period the APNU/AFC/PNC was determined not to support any projects that would further enhance the popularity of the PPP/C, regardless of how much the entire nation stands to benefit.Unfortunately, the APNU/AFC coalition government can’t recover from their present collapse, despite presenting four consecutive budgets. We can conclude: From a destructive opposition to a failed Government.Your sincerely,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

50 Female Aspirants Complete Training in Political Capacity Building

first_imgPartial view of the banner With 85 days to the holding of the representatives and presidential elections, 50 female aspirants and candidates over the weekend ended an intensive political capacity-building training intended to help sharpen their understanding of politics and bring them on par with their male counterparts.The three-day event, which ended on Saturday, was meant to enable the women to participate in debates, face their districts using the media and other platforms, respond to issues, and their strategies for the upcoming campaign.The women were excited about the training especially the first time contestants, and called on the supporting institutions to continue the capacity-building of Liberian female politicians to empower them in their political quests.The program was held under the theme, “Politics is Women Business Too, Winning Campaign Strategies for Women Candidates.”Tenneh Dalieh, national program officer for Gender Equality and Human Security at the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia, said the Swedish Government in collaboration with Liberia has contributed to a range of women’s empowerment initiatives and increased progress towards gender equality in the country.Madam Dalieh said women in Liberian politics and women in politics around the world face a range of obstacles related to gender, encouraging them to fully participate in the process.“We are always inspired by the women who overcome these obstacles and become transformed leaders in the communities at the national and international levels. Having attended numerous programs involving women’s political empowerment, we have witnessed the strength and tenacity that Liberian women possess,” she added.She lauded the women for joining their colleagues around the world in politics, and called on them to take advantage of every opportunity that will ensure victory for them.“We know that your journey has met many bumps in the road, and that you will continue to encounter and overcome challenges throughout your sojourn. The embassy encourages equal participation of women in the political governance process of their country. This is reflected in the Swedish feminist policy,” she said.She expressed the embassy’s hopes that the training will contribute to their technical capacities to conduct competitive, well-resourced and innovative campaigns and leadership contests.She meanwhile expressed her gratitude to the UN Women, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, and the National Women Political Forum for organizing such a training that would impact and empower Liberian politicians.On behalf of the participants, Beauty N. Barcon, Montserrado District #11 candidate, lauded the organizers for providing the opportunity to ensure that the capacities of female aspirants and candidates are built.“We enjoyed the various presentations that have put us a step ahead, especially the upcoming elections. We want to assure our supporters and sympathizers that we remain committed to the process and stand ready to win more seats in the 54th Legislature,” Madam Barcon said.In 2005, Madam Barcon contested District #8 in Montserrado, but lost, and has now relocated in Gardnersville Electoral District #11.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 jailed for 4 years each

first_imgCocaine in gas cylinderThirty-three-year-old Mark Gomes and 38-year-old Mohamed Kadir who were jointly charged for the possession of 2.25 kilogram of cocaine found hidden in a gas cylinder were on Tuesday sentenced to four years in prison after they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The men were charged, along with Ryan Fowler, who had pleaded guilty to the allegation and was jailed for four years.It was reported that two vehicles parked in the vicinity of Sheriff Street, Georgetown were being observed by ranks attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). At approximately 19:45h, the ranks noticed Kadir exiting one of the motor cars, carrying a yellow gas cylinder. He moved to the other vehicle that was occupied by Gomes and Fowler.The three suspects were stopped by the investigators who conducted a search, resulting in the illegal substance being discovered. However, the two accused were given the opportunity to tell their side of the story before the Court and in an unsworn statement, Kadir first explained that he was called by Gomes to meet a friend who was encountering mechanical issues on his vehicle.He told the Court that when that friend (R Fowler) showed up at a shop on Sheriff Street, Georgetown with Gomes as a passenger, CANU ranks reportedly pounced on them.According to Kadir, he was unaware as to why he was arrested until much later. He told the Court that Fowler had told him and Gomes that the drug found belonged only to him. Gomes’s story meshed with what was related by Kadir.Their Attorneys, Glenn Hanoman and Mark Waldron in summing up their case stated that the prosecution’s case was based on the reliability and credibility of one witness and called for a no-case submission.However, in her rebuttal, CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford said that the case against the defendants was proven beyond reasonable doubt.Only four days ago, the father of Mark Gomes, Andre Gomes, called “Zipper,” was freed of drug trafficking charges by Magistrate Leron Daly, who ruled that CANU had been unable to support its allegations against Gomes with enough evidence to warrant a conviction.The elder Gomes, 57, of Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, had been arraigned on trafficking in narcotics charges after a search carried out at his residence had allegedly unearthed 992 grams of cocaine, a quantity of cash, jewellery, and other valuables.last_img read more

Energy Critic holding Town Hall Meeting in Fort St. John

first_imgB.C. New Democrat Energy Critic John Horgan will be visiting the Peace region later this month.While details are still coming together regarding where and what he will be touring for, it appears that he will be in Dawson Creek on the 23rd, and touring various Fort St. John energy facilities on the 24th.Horgan will then be holding an open public meeting that night at 7:30 pm at the Fort St. John Quality Inn, where he will be speaking about the present and future status of the energy sector within the province.- Advertisement -Anyone with questions for Mr. Horgan, or if you’re interested to hear what he has to say about B.C. Energy, is encouraged to attend the free meeting, with no registration necessary.For more information on Horgan’s visit, please contact Susan Farmer at 250-387-3655.last_img read more

Pogba wants ‘happy coach’ Solskjaer to stay at Man Utd

first_imgWhen Solskjaer was given the role following the departure of Jose Mourinho in December it was widely assumed he was merely keeping the seat warm for a bigger managerial name but his success has led to a clamour for the appointment to be made full-time and midfielder Pogba has now added his voice.“Of course we want him to stay,” the France midfielder told Sky Sports. “The results have been great. I have a great relationship with him, he has a great relationship with the players.“When a player is happy, he wants to keep being happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, he knows everything about the club.“He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players. This gave us the freedom to play and enjoy football again because maybe we lost that with the results that we had before.”It is a striking contrast to the final months of Mourinho’s reign, with Pogba the player who was repeatedly claimed to be at odds with the Portuguese.He declined to elaborate, saying only: “Maybe we lost confidence, maybe things went wrong. A lot of talking outside that we weren’t used to.“I don’t like to talk about the past. I like to talk about the future because that’s what matters. We are better now and the results have been brilliant.”Despite their good run, United were beaten by Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, a week after losing to Arsenal in the Premier League — the only two domestic defeats since Solskjaer replaced Mourinho in December.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba (left) wants interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stay at Manchester United © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 20 – Paul Pogba hopes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is given the Manchester United manager’s job on a permanent basis after the Norwegian turned the club’s fortunes around.The former United striker has transformed the mood and results at Old Trafford, leading the club into the Champions League quarter-finals and lifting them into contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League.last_img read more

‘The Brendan Rodgers Effect’: Hibs fans hail new Celtic boss after cup final win

first_imgHibernian ended a 114-year wait to win the Scottish Cup on Saturday, stunning Rangers by winning 3-2 in the final at Hampden Park.And besides the obvious goalscorers, there’s one man in particular Hibs fans are delighted with.CELTIC FANS DELIGHT IN RANGERS’ SCOTTISH CUP FINAL COLLAPSEBrendan Rodgers was announced as the club’s new manager by Rangers’ fierce rivals Celtic on Friday, agreeing a 12-month rolling contract, and Hibernian supporters believe the annoucement of the former Liverpool boss before the final gave their side just the boost needed.RANGERS RELEASE STATEMENT CLAIMING ASSAULT AT END OF SCOTTISH CUP FINALCheck out the best tweets celebrating ‘The Brendan Rodgers Effect’ below… Anthony Stokes, on loan from Celtic, celebrates at Hampden Park 1last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has slammed animal welfare authorities after they allowed an injured swan to die in her garden shed.Sparky the swanCaroline McGlynn pleaded with various animal welfare bodies to help the injured bird.Caroline’s father PJ Reilly rescued the swan after it hit a powerline in Burtonport, this week. Caroline put the swan, which they dubbed Sparky, into her garden shed and fed it.Over the next three days she rang at least four different animal welfare bodies pleading with them to help save the swan.Caroline revealed “I contacted a number of animal agencies and they said they would look into it.“I told them what had happened but that the bird was still drinking water but needed to be helped. “Unfortunately I didn’t get any help at all and the bird died three days later.Caroline Reilly-McGlynn who tried to save the bird.“The family were very upset and I can understand why.“We tried to help and save the poor creature but these so-called animal lovers didn’t even come out to try and help.“One particular person took the view that the swan was going to die anyway which I think is a disgrace.”So touched was Caroline’s dad PJ by the swan’s plight that he dug a whole in his own garden and buried it there with a plant on top of it. Caroline said the swans are regular visitors to her townland of Lackenagh.She has also revealed how Sparky’s grieving partner is still coming up to her father’s home closeby looking for the other bird.“It’s very sad to see it and my father is very upset by it all.“I don’t know for sure but the swan could have been saved if someone had bothered to take the time and come out and check it. “I always contribute to animal charities but this would certainly make me think twice in future if this is the kind of response they give to people,” she said.WOMAN BLASTS ANIMAL GROUPS AFTER SWAN LEFT TO DIE IN HER SHED was last modified: January 14th, 2014 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:burtonportCaroline McGlynndeadISPCAswanlast_img read more


first_imgSt. Eunan’s GAA Club and the Sports Science Dept. at LYIT have entered into a partnership that will benefit both groups in the coming months and years.On Wednesday, the first two groups from the club, the U16 and Minor Boys footballers were put through their paces by the LYIT Sports Science staff and students with a Functional Movement Screening for each player.The screen will identify each players strengths and weaknesses with regards to agility, balance and co-ordination and the payers will then be given an individual programme to work to work to improve their techniques before being reassessed in 6 weeks’ time. Together with the new GAA Activate warm-up the St. Eunan’s club hope that this new partnership will lead to both injury prevention and also improved performance.Club coaching Officer Jim Clarke was at the forefront of this new initiative along with Head of Sports science, Dr. Lynn Ramsey and Ronan Doherty (Sports Science Lecturer).“We have been very impressed with the Sports Science now on offer here in Letterkenny at LYIT,” said Jim.“Sports Science now plays a huge part in preparing players and teams to get the best out of themselves performance wise and also through injury prevention. Obviously injuries cannot be avoided altogether but with the aid of science we can ensure we get players properly rehabbed and back on the playing fields quicker and in better condition. “The players will have to take on board their individual programme themselves as when they are reassessed it will very obvious who has or hasn’t done the work” Jim enthused.“This new relationship will work both ways as these students will have players that they can use for real data for their course work and projects and hopefully the club benefits both physically and mentally with better educated players who know what work is required to maximise their potential.“We will be rolling out the Functional Movement Screening with other teams through the course of the year and we are very excited to use the expertise that now exists in LYIT in a mutually beneficial partnership that we hope will last for many years to come,” he concluded.LYIT SPORTS SCIENCE EXPERTS SET TO HELP ST EUNAN’S PLAYERS IN UNIQUE PROGRAMME was last modified: February 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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:LYITsports sciencest eunanSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more


first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTESSENIOR TEAMCappry Rovers 0 Whitestrand United 0 ( Whitestrand United won 5-4 on penalties )Cappry Rovers and Whitestrand United played out a scoreless draw in an entertaining F.A.I. Junior Cup game played in perfect conditions at Cappry Park.Cappry had numerous chances in the first half but couldn’t finish due to a few misses, good defending and the good goalkeeping of Paddy Kelly in the visitors goal.In the second half chances were few and far between also the same in extra time. Extra time produced little of note either so the tie went to penalties.Whitestrand United prevailed to go through to the next round of this season’s Cup. A Team Performance from Cappry Rovers. Paul Lynch, S.P. Gallagher and Paddy Kelly were best for Whitestrand United. Referee: Paddy Melaugh.Senior training is on Wednesday evening. Players to be on the pitch for 7.30pm.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’sWell done to our under 16’s who got their league campaign off to a winning start with a 5 -0 win over Convoy Arsenal in Convoy on Saturday morning. Goal scorers for Cappry were Karl Doherty 2, Karl McGlynn 2 and Shaun Rodgers. CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 13, 16, 22, 23. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Sadie Rose, The Park, Blue Cedars.Next weeks jackpot is €850. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!! UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our facebook page for training times as there may be some changes this week due to the All-Ireland Final.AIRTRICITY WALKThe annual Airtricity 10k windmill walk takes place on Saturday 27th September.Cappry Rovers are looking for walkers to walk on behalf of the club.Because we are not issuing sponsorship cards we would like if adult walkers could pay a €10 registration fee with all underage players paying €5. Family discounts available.You can register by texting Kevin 086 6008204 or Danny 087 7797581.GOOD LUCKAll at the club would like to wish our Senior and Minor County teams the best of luck in their battle with the Kingdom this weekend in Croke Park.We would like to especially extend our good wishes to local players Frank McGlynn, Marty O’Reilly and Stephen McMenamin. Time for Sam to come home lads.CAPPRY COMMUNITY CENTREThe Cappry Community Centre is available to rent for parties, meetings, classes etc. Competitive rates available. Contact Kevin Coyle on 086 6008204 to bookSOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY DEFEATED BY WHITESTRAND UNITED AFTER PENALTY SHOOT-OUT was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CappryNoticessoccerlast_img read more