Sterling backs Black Lives Matter protests, says ‘the only disease right now is racism’

first_imgRaheem Sterling has said racism is “the only disease right now” as protests continue across the UK following the death of George Floyd in America. Sterling has gone from strength to strength under Guardiola Thousands peacefully marched in Black Lives Matter protests across the UK over the weekend as the England footballer backed the demonstrations. The Manchester City star has said a solution needs to be found to stop the injustices that are happening. The midfielder spoke to Emily Maitlis in an interview that will be aired on Monday and explained why he supports the protests despite it being a global pandemic. The 25-year-old said: “I know this might sound a little bit cheesy but the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting. “This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years. “Just like the pandemic, we want to find a solution to stop it. At the same time, this is what all these protesters are doing. “They are trying to find a solution and a way to stop the injustice they are seeing and they are fighting for their cause. “As long as they are doing it peacefully and safely and not hurting anybody and not breaking into any stores, they continue to protest in this peaceful way.” Thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters peacefully rallied outside the US Embassy over the weekend. Activists in face masks are holding placards reading “I can’t breathe” to echo the final words of Floyd after white police officer Derek Chauvin held him down by kneeling on his neck. Others have taken a kneel in solidarity with those of who have accused police of brutality on a global scale. The densely-packed crowd also broke out into chants of “enough is enough”. A further 4,000 people have descended on a gathering in Bristol and peaceful demonstrations are also being held in Edinburgh and Glasgow Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest CollectionsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World Loading… center_img Protests have largely been peaceful, but tensions between police and protesters have escalated. In Bristol today, a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was toppled as jubilent protesters jumped up and down on it. Dramatic pictures show crowds holding up signs reading “Black Lives Matter” as they chant the name of the movement. Towards the end of the evening, police and protesters clashed in the capital. Images showed a police officer with blood coming down his face as colleagues treat him on the pavement. Boris Johnson tweeted tonight: “People have a right to protest peacefully & while observing social distancing but they have no right to attack the police. “These demonstrations have been subverted by thuggery – and they are a betrayal of the cause they purport to serve. Those responsible will be held to account.” Met Police have said a dispersal order is in place in Westminster until 6am as images show demonstrators being arrested. “There has been a lot of talk about Milan, but I can tell you that there is a lot of competition for his services, with clubs in England, Germany and Spain also following him closely.” Bayer Leverkusen, Real Betis and Leeds have all been keeping close tabs on the Benfica ace, according to Tutto Mercato Web. The Championship leaders view the starlet as a “luxury gift” for boss Bielsa should he gain promotion into the Premier League, ahead of his third campaign as boss at Elland Road. read also:Sterling feels players would need a full month to get fit The highly-rated defender has reportedly also emerged as a top target for Manchester City as they look for a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, 33. Etihad scouts have been watching the U20 international for some time and have been impressed with what they have seen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Men’s soccer on the rise

first_imgSophomore Joey Tennyson leads the Badgers with three goals off of seven shots-on-goal through only five of the team’s seven games so far this season. Tennyson had only three goals last season, second to fellow sophomore Chris Prince who had seven goals.[/media-credit]After a disappointing finish in 2010, head coach John Trask and the Wisconsin men’s soccer team set out to improve early this season.Following last year’s 4-13-3 finish, Trask and his young team are already noticing improvements. Coming off of an unbeaten weekend at Flames Field in Chicago, the Badgers now boast a 3-3-1 record through their first seven games of the season.“We’re improving, and I’m pretty pleased with where we’re at,” Trask said of his young team. “[But] have we really arrived? No. We’re a team coming off a four-win season. We’ve got to find a way to get some positive results, and hopefully we can push this thing forward.”Last year’s team, which lost to eventual national semifinalist Michigan in the Big Ten tournament, was Trask’s first at UW. After winning two Horizon League regular season titles, the 2007 Horizon League Tournament and two Horizon League Coach of the Year titles with Illinois at Chicago, Trask came to Madison with a new attitude and a notoriously ferocious defense.This year, sophomore goalkeepers Ciro Martinez and Max Jentsch have held opponents to one goal or fewer in four games, in which the Badgers are 3-0-1. The Badgers’ solid defense, at times coupled with stellar goalkeeping and steady offense, has propelled them to the best start they have had in the last few years. After closing last year 3-2-1, all signs point to success in the near future for Trask’s young team.Sophomore forward Chris Prince led the team in scoring with seven goals and 14 points last year and netted his second goal of this season Sunday against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Sophomore midfielder Joey Tennyson has three goals on the year, including one last weekend, and sophomore midfielders Nick Janus and Trevor Wheeler each have one, meaning the sophomore class has accounted for seven of the team’s 11 goals thus far.“Even though we’re a young team, we had seven freshmen starting last year, so they got a good 15 games under their belt,” Prince said.“Most of our young players did get a lot of experience last year, so that’s going to help us out a lot,” Tennyson added.The three Badger losses this season have come from Virginia, California-Irvine and Memphis – all schools that received votes to be ranked in the most recent NCAA coaches’ poll. The Badgers had chances to win all three of the games, but silly mistakes led to missed opportunities. Tennyson, who currently leads the team in goals, said he feels that consistently eliminating mistakes like the ones already committed would take the team to the level at which they want to perform.Evidence of the Badgers’ work was shown last weekend, when scoring three unanswered goals to start the game against previously 4-1-1 Drake University proved to be enough to win 3-1 Friday. During the second game of the weekend doubleheader, the Badgers tied a scrappy SIU Edwardsville team, 1-1. The game was scoreless until the 83rd minute, when Prince put the Badgers on top for two minutes before the Cougars’ Derek Huffman scored the equalizer three minutes later.By completing a weekend doubleheader without a loss, the Badgers showed improvement from the previous two weekends, during which they compiled a 1-3 record.The Badgers now move on to a four game homestand on Sunday, beginning with Loyola Marymount, a team with a 2-4-0 record out of the West Cost Conference. The Lions lost a close game to University of California Los Angeles earlier this season, having to play 77 minutes with 10 men. After LMU, the Badgers have a tough stretch that includes games against Indiana, Creighton, Michigan and Michigan State. The Hoosiers, Bluejays and Spartans will all face the Badgers at the McClimon Complex.With the Big Ten opener against Indiana Oct. 2 at the McClimon Complex, Trask and the Badgers hope to have improved in all areas, as some are speculating the Big Ten title will come down to the Badgers and Hoosiers this year.“It’s either us or Indiana, I think, that should finish on top in the Big Ten, and hopefully we should be able to make the NCAA Tournament, too. I don’t think there’s a reason why we shouldn’t,” Prince said.The Badgers have everything they need to succeed – a nationally renowned coaching staff, young talent, veteran leadership and an opportunity for a much improved year. Where there is any possible doubt, Trask shows full confidence in his team.“Are we as experienced? No,” Trask said. “But I’d also say that we’re pretty darn good, so that should not be a hindrance going forward.”last_img read more

Travelling exhibition to address child abuse launched

first_imgArtwork of an abused child at the launch of the exhibitionBy Kizzy ColemanIn an effort to bring more awareness to the struggles of children who have been sexually abused, UNICEF, in collaboration with the European Union, the Social Protection and Public Security Ministries, the Guyana Police Force and local NGOs, has set up a travelling exhibition which will display the artwork of sexually abused children.According to statistics, more than 670 cases of child sexual abuse were reported to the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA); as such, the organisations joined hands to reinforce the message that sexual abuse is unacceptable.The objective of the exhibition is to highlight through the child’s eye the pain, hurt, anger and shame that they live with each day.Another painting done by a sexually abused childPolice Stations across the country will be used to showcase some of the artwork of the travelling exhibition.Speaking at the exhibition launch, Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine reiterated the importance that the Police must give to any movement that seeks to protect children.He noted that children were the leaders of the future and the leaders of tomorrow and, as such, the Police Force is committed to giving children the necessary treatment, responses and attention that are available in the justice system.“Already we have started a process of enhancing the way our investigators operate in such cases. We will ensure that they get some special training in this regard,” he disclosed.In delivering her remarks, UNICEF representative Marilyn Flatt explained that the paintings all displayed the marks that sexual abuse had left on our children. She added that violence in all of its forms should be prevented.She noted that in Guyana, an average of 2000 cases of neglect and abuse are reported every year.“Children often remain silent because it is difficult to talk about abuse, they are too afraid and are not sure where to turn to. Children need to know that they need to speak up and not to be afraid and to speak up when they are touched inappropriately,” she explained.She further noted that education on this issue was essential currently in Guyana.“We can prevent and protect children from suffering, abuse and violence beginning in early childhood through parenting education and changing attitudes and beliefs that encourage violence and discrimination at an early age. Educating families, caregivers and parents on their child’s early development increase the likelihood that they will use positive disciplining methods and thus reduce the risk of violence within the home.”Delivering the feature address, First Lady Sandra Granger stated that it gave her no pleasure to speak at the launching of a travelling exhibition for abused children as it was a sad reflection of how “we as a society continue to fail our children particularly in addressing sexual violence against them”.She noted the danger of the Internet in contributing to children being abused.“Increasingly, the Internet and mobile phone also put children at risk of social violence as some adults look to the Internet to pursue sexual relationships with children. There is also an increase in the number circulation of images showing child abuse.”In 2014, UNICEF estimated that 1 in 10 girls under the age of 20 that is about 120 million girl children were subjected to sexual intercourse at some point in their life. This, the First Lady noted, is very sad to hear.Mrs Granger hopes that the travelling exhibition can reach all the administrative regions in Guyana which will show that law enforcement is becoming attuned to its responsibility to protect and serve all.last_img read more


first_imgSaturday 30th May 12.30pm The Glebe Gallery A free Family concert follows in the nearby Glebe Gallery (beside Lough Gartan) at 12.30pm, given by the Junior Strings and the Intermediate Orchestras of the Donegal Music Education Partnership, with young violinist Sarah Ponsonby as soloist in Derek Ball’s Miniature Violin Concertos.Works by Gluck, Haydn, Grieg and music from the Disney movies will complete this lunchtime recital.  FREE FAMILY CONCERT AT THE GLEBE GALLERY TODAY was last modified: May 30th, 2015 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:concertglebe galleryjunior stringslast_img read more

Seychelles enters new partnership with Emirates and Jet Airways

first_imgEmirates has renewed its support for the Seychelles by extending a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which unites the two companies in jointly promoting the destination throughout the airline’s network. The MoU agreement was signed by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa and Rosemary Hoareau, Director of Marketing, Seychelles Tourism Board.Under the agreement, Emirates has committed to working towards increasing the visibility of the destination with its agents, customers and media and to work with the Seychelles Tourism Board to support its promotional events and campaigns.Air Seychelles and Jet Airways have entered a codeshare agreement that offers travellers enhanced connections on their respective networks. The agreement heralds an era of closer cooperation between the two airlines which, in subsequent months, will include reciprocal frequent flyer programmes, cargo handling, and expansion of codeshare arrangements.Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer said, “Mumbai has, in a short space of time, proven to be very popular with our guests. This agreement with Jet Airways will enhance our travel proposition by offering Air Seychelles’ guests simple and convenient travel options within India. Thanks to our growing commercial ties with Jet Airways, we will be able to build our presence in India and provide Air Seychelles access to millions of potential Indian guests wishing to travel to the Seychelles, or beyond to Africa. Closer cooperation with cargo will further enable trade in the region and is in line with our business strategy.”last_img read more