Tottenham call for tough action against anti-Semitic fans 1 Tottenham have called for tough action against fans who were shown on a video clip chanting a “vile” anti-Semitic song.The video, filmed by a passenger on the London Underground, appears to show West Ham supporters chanting anti-Semitic songs before Sunday’s 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.The latest clip shows a group of fans standing in the Tube chanting “I’ve got foreskin, how about you? F****** Jew.”West Ham have said any fan behaving inappropriately faces a possible life ban.The latest incident comes days after a racist incident involving Chelsea football fans on a Paris Metro train.Tottenham, who have historic links to the Jewish community, said they hope those involved are identified and dealt with seriously.A Spurs spokesman said: “Anti-Semitism in any form is wholly unacceptable and we support all efforts to kick it out of the game.“We hope that those individuals responsible for this vile behaviour are identified and dealt with in the strongest way possible.”The footage was uploaded to Twitter by Spurs fan @RomanGeezer, who said: “On the train on the way to the game, West Ham fans break into song in Stamford Hill, a Jewish area, scum.”British Transport Police is investigating the latest incident and a spokesman said: “We take these incidents very seriously, and it is clear what happened on the Paris Metro and at St Pancras the following night were not isolated events.”West Ham said they had emailed every supporter who bought a ticket to Sunday’s game to remind them they were acting as ambassadors for the club.A spokesman said: “If any individual is found to have behaved in an inappropriate way, the club’s simple, zero-tolerance policy dictates that they will face the strongest possible action, including the option of a life ban from the Boleyn Ground.“If anyone has any information on such behaviour we would urge them to report it to the club, Kick It Out or the police so it can be investigated thoroughly.”
31 October 2013 India occupies third place in the ICC test rankings and is top of the one-day international rankings. South Africa is number one in the test rankings and fifth in the ODI rankings. “Newlands is the premier test ground in South Africa, traditionally bringing in the most spectators and the highest income for tests for Cricket South Africa,” Odendaal said. “So we are mystified by the decision. There has been no explanation given to us so far, but we are encouraged by the president’s statement that CSA is ‘working on plans’ to fill the gaps in our international itinerary for this season.” The tour schedule was heavily affected after an unseemly spat between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA), as a result of the BCCI’s dislike for CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat because of some decisions he made while head of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Australian tests The biggest loser in the saga is Cape Town’s Sahara Park Newlands, a ground rated among the most scenic in the world, which had been due to host a test, a one-day international and a T20 international, but was instead left with no games. Lorgat has stood down for the duration of the Indian tour; on Tuesday, he said it was his own decision to step aside. However, the incident has left many South African cricket supporters with a bad taste in the mouth. “From being scheduled to host Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th test to nothing, this is a big shock to us and it will impact seriously on our business,” Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) president Beresford Williams said on the organisation’s website. Biggest loser Tour itinerary “Worse still, the most loyal cricket spectators in South Africa are going to be losing out.” Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani tried to put a positive spin on matters, saying in a statement: “After the completion of our two test matches against India we will have a further three Tests against Australia. This will allow all of our five premier test match venues to host a five-day match. “I would also like to assure all our stakeholders that we are working on plans to fill the gaps in our international itinerary for the 2013-14 season,” Nenzani said. For the Proteas, it will mean missing out on a ground that has been a fortress for them since their last loss there in 2006 to Australia. Since then, in 11 tests, South Africa has won eight and drawn three matches. ‘The most spectators’ A revised fixture list for India’s tour of South Africa was released on Wednesday, with just six matches, to be played in December, replacing the original schedule of 15 matches, which were to have been played from 18 November through 19 January. WPCA CEO Andre Odendaal said the association “stands to lose several million rand in income from the changed tour plans, with advertising income, beverage sales, hospitality and vending all affected. 5 Dec: 1st ODI, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (Day/Night)8 Dec: 2nd ODI, Kingsmead, Durban (Day)11 Dec: 3rd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion (Day/Night)14-15 Dec: India vs SA Invitation XI, Willowmoore Park, Benoni18-22 Dec: 1st test match, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg26-30 Dec: 2nd test match, Kingsmead, Durban
United was handed an immediate lifeline when PSG gifted United striker Romelu Lukaku a second-minute opening goal. The burly Belgium striker intercepted a back pass from Thilo Kehrer, rounded Buffon and slid the ball in from a tight angle.Left back Juan Bernat equalized for PSG in the 12th, turning in a cross at the back post after Kylian Mbappe got behind United’s static defense.Then, the hugely experienced Buffon spilled a low shot from Rashford and Lukaku turned in the rebound.“We agreed that when Marcus steps out on the press that I would follow,” Lukaku said. “I told him every time he shoots I’ll follow the ball.”Sensing Buffon’s uncertainty, Rashford fired another shot just wide as United finished the first half strongly.PSG’s defense was having another one of its bad nights, a recurring theme during the knockout stages of a competition it has never won.Therefore PSG played tentatively during the second half, knowing United needed only one goal to qualify on the away goals rule.PSG winger Angel Di Maria scored with a delightful clip over the advancing De Gea after being put though by Mbappe’s clever flick in the 56th. But it was ruled out for offside.Mbappe remained PSG’s biggest threat, and his pace took him clear through on goal with six minutes left only for the France star to stumble and for Bernat to smack the loose ball against the post. MOST READ Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solskjaer, who scored an injury-time winner in the final to cap a late comeback for United in 1999, oversaw more late drama 20 years later. It was the first time in Champions League history that a team lost the first leg at home by a two-goal margin and still went through.United has yet to confirm whether Solskjaer will get the job on a full-time basis, despite the former Norway striker having completely transformed the side after replacing Jose Mourinho. This win, though, will have strengthened his chances considerably — although Solskjaer isn’t taking anything for granted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s been a fantastic time with the players and the staff I’ve got,” Solskjaer said. “I’m going to enjoy my job as long as I’ve got it. … I’m going to smile.”For PSG, there was only reason for despair. The big-spending French club once again fell apart in a favorable position, two years after also making history in the last 16 by throwing away a 4-0 lead against Barcelona and losing 6-1 in the return leg. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Coach Thomas Tuchel, hired after predecessor Unai Emery went out in the last 16 two years running, clung hopefully to the idea his side played better over the two legs in what he describe as a “crazy” match.“It’s very hard to lose and very hard to accept,” he said. “We didn’t deserve to go out after 180 minutes.”Referee Damir Skomina awarded United’s penalty after a lengthy video review that showed defender Presnel Kimpembe jumping up to block Diogo Dalot’s shot with his elbow.Rashford kept his nerve for the spot kick, blasting the ball past Gianluigi Buffon to send the United fans to his left into raptures.“The kid is fearless. He’s got no doubt. Slotted it in. Brilliant,” Solskjaer said. “I hope (the penalty) was the right decision.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed ManU’s Marcus Rashford, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goalduring the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, March. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS, France—Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed he’s still a specialist in delivering last-minute victories for Manchester United in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain, though, remains a specialist in failure on Europe’s biggest stage.Marcus Rashford’s injury-time penalty sent Solskjaer’s revitalized side through to the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, securing a 3-1 win at PSG to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES Tuchel refused to blame VAR.“I’m a big supporter of VAR and I stay a big supporter. With the hand it’s a super difficult thing because there are too many points: do we punish it or not punish it?” he said. “I think it’s a 50-50 decision, it’s difficult. There are reasons why you can give this penalty.”Neymar, who is recovering from injury and watched on in horror from the sideline as the penalty was taken, disagreed. He blasted the officials angrily on his Instagram account.“This is a disgrace!” he wrote. “And they put four guys that do not understand football to watch it in slow motion.”Neymar also aimed an expletive at the officials.United’s players were far happier after a ninth straight away win.As they sprinted to celebrate with their fans at the final whistle, Kimpembe lay flat on the ground for several moments as a stunned Parc des Princes crowd looked on in disbelief.VAR played a key part in the night’s other match, too. Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma, overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg. He converted the spot kick after Alessandro Florenzi had been penalized following a review.United were only given a slim chance going into the game, with Solskjaer’s task made even harder by the fact that 10 of his players were either injured or suspended. That included midfielder Paul Pogba, who was sent off at Old Trafford.“Everything seemed to be against us, but we’re used to that,” Rashford said. “We showed what we’re about today and got the result we needed.” View comments Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
NATUASHISH, N.L. – Fifteen years after the Innu of Davis Inlet were moved to a fresh start in nearby Natuashish, leaders are once again fighting to keep kids as young as 11 from sniffing gas.“They’re doing it right on the street,” said Simeon Tshakapesh, deputy grand chief of the Innu Nation in Labrador.He took a late-night walk three days after a fire May 8 at an abandoned house known for gas-sniffing injured two boys who, according to police, were 11 and 17.The younger victim was flown to Toronto for treatment while the other was sent to hospital in St. John’s, Tshakapesh said. RCMP described both their injuries as serious.Tshakapesh wanted to see for himself what he calls a “solvent abuse epidemic” in the remote coastal community of 1,000 residents.He figures about 20 people — some adults, several teenagers and some kids as young as 11 — are getting high on gasoline in plastic bags.The fire conjured old headlines back in 1993. Video recordings of kids at Davis Inlet sniffing gas and yelling that they wanted to die made international news. Media reports beamed images of decrepit housing without running water.Almost a decade later, the federal government helped relocate residents to new homes in nearby Natuashish.Tshakapesh said alcohol continues to flow in the officially “dry” community. He also described a range of street drugs from pot to cocaine.Similar problems plague other small towns and big cities across Canada, he added.The Mushuau Innu people who lived off the land for thousands of years are still struggling with white ways forced on them over the last century, the deputy chief said.“We’re stuck in two worlds,” he said from Natuashish. “We have TVs, satellites, cell phones, the Internet, Facebook.“The Mushuau Innu came out of the bush not even 50 years ago. We were a nomadic people.”Tshakapesh said one of his own children struggles with solvent abuse.“There’s a lot of peer pressure and I understand that, living in an isolated community.”About 60 people, including leaders and residents, met for four hours Friday to discuss solutions, Tshakapesh said. They include plans for more night patrols, prevention programs, summer camp and maybe a small theatre space or teen recreation centre where bored kids can gather.There are hopes the province will soon hire a full-time mental health therapist, Tshakapesh said.He and other leaders are painfully aware of comments on social media asking: “Where are the parents?”“When the parents are having their own personal problems, it affects our children,” Tshakapesh said.The provincial government says it’s working with Innu leaders to increase support services.“The health and well-being of children and youth depends upon a safe, secure and nurturing environment at home and in the community,” spokeswoman Krista Dalton said in an e-mailed statement.“We are committed to continuing our efforts to collectively find solutions to these complex and critically important issues.”There are no pat answers or quick fixes, says a now-retired St. John’s lawyer who has lived in Natuashish since 2010.Garry O’Brien also served as Mushuau Innu band manager for more than two years. He wrote a letter to the editor in 2013, arguing that “essentially all the present problems of the Innu are of our making, however well-intentioned our society may have been.”He described how the rampant dejection seen in the confines of Natuashish evaporated as Innu led him and his wife in 2011 on a 180-kilometre snowmobile trip. Their lives were in the hands of their guides.“In our ordinary dealings with them as nurse practitioner and lawyer we were the ones with the expertise. It must always be remembered that all humans require dignity and as such we seek it in the feedback received from our day to day activities.“The ancient Innu way supplied the Innu with all the dignity they required. When the Innu were no longer free to live the old way, they lost nearly all of their sources of self-respect or human dignity.”O’Brien suggested the way forward is through celebrating and urging Innu youth to get educated in “the white man’s ways,” while still revering their own traditions.Tshakapesh agreed that, above all, young people must know and respect where they come from.“We are Innu. We cannot be healthy or successful in life without understanding and embracing our culture, our language and our connection with our land and animals.”Tshakapesh said addiction prevention is ideal but aboriginal groups — Innu, Inuit and Metis — must also collaborate to build a multi-treatment youth centre in Labrador. He fears that the scourge of potent, deadly drugs such as fentanyl is still to come.“We need to get ready. If not, we’re going to be in really dire straits 10 years from now.”— By Sue Bailey in St. John’s
InFocusOn the second edition of a three-part series about child and family services (CFS) on InFocus, Host Melissa Ridgen talks with parents who found themselves targets of CFS agencies and how they beat. or continue to fight they system.Stacy Owl lost her five children two years ago on the word of a tipster whom she had never met.A woman had called CFS accusing Owl of being a “crackhead” and running a meth lab.Owl and her family were moving from Alberta to Ontario and stopped a in a motel near the First Nation where Owl grew up.Police and CFS workers swooped in the next day and seized the kids on the basis of what the tipster told authorities back in Alberta.So began her family’s nightmare“They just ripped them out of my hands,” Owl said. “So I’m crying and they’re telling me it’s because I’m withdrawing from drugs.“You’re ripping my babies out of my arms and telling me nothing.”Owl immediately went to a hospital for drug tests which the agency brushed off and said they’d do their own in due time.For three months her kids were in care while she had to prove she doesn’t use crack and doesn’t have a meth lab.“All this time, they’re drilling me about their personal baby stories, making a file for all of them.” Owl said. “I asked them why are they asking all these personal questions when those are my memories and my babies’ memories to keep, not for anybody else to share. They said, ‘oh just in case they get adopted out.’“I asked why are you adopting my kids?”When she finally got them back after the allegations were deemed baseless, the agency gave her $1,500 in gift cards.She said she felt it was hush money to leave and tell no one about the ordeal.She asked for records of the file and has been denied.APTN Investigates reporter Kevin Nepitabo dug into the apprehension rates in Saskatchewan.70 per cent of kids apprehended in that province are identified as Indigenous.Nepitabo wanted to find out how this affects the children and the parents, and why indigenous families are most targeted by the CFS industry..“I new the basics of CFS,” Nepitabo said. “I knew children were being apprehended by CFS but I didn’t know the horror stories behind it. Like going out there and hearing parents talk about their children being apprehended, that was very hard to do.You don’t realize how much emotional impact is has on the parents and especially the child. It was very hard to hear this stuff, and I still think about it.“There is a lot of work that needs to be done in fixing it,” he said. “From all the stories I heard it seems like its a broken system. One example would be, there was a 22 month old boy who passed away in care. When CFS went to inform his mother of the boy’s death, of course she would be hysterical. And I guess she broke down, fell on the ground crying and they told her to get up or they are going to have to call the police.“So this is how people are being treated in the system.”You can watch Kevin Nepitabo’s investigates story Apprehended, on Friday Feb. 1, on APTN.Here’s a link to a preview: Apprehended
It’s faring very badly… because the kind of state subsidised or state sponsored theatre that we have is very mediocre, because of the bureaucracy involved and a lot going on that is very unhealthy for artistic growth’, Dattani said in an interview. An out-of-the-box-thinker, the Mumbai-based Gujarati has also donned the director’s hat for movie ventures such as the Shabana Azmi-starrer Morning Raga and Mango Souffle (2002), tagged as the country’s first gay male film. He was in the city to conduct an intensive acting workshop organised by art and culture magazine Kindle in association with the iLEAD educational institution and The Corner Courtyard, a newly-opened boutique hotel. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’He is the first Indian playwright in English to receive a Sahitya Akademi award. And to pump fresh life into regional theatre, there’s a need for more money, more collaborations and at the heart of it, artistic integrity, says he.‘Collaborations are good…one can learn from marketing techniques…how they (international theatre) can sustain themselves in stiff competition. Acknowledging that films are “our bloodline”, he conceded that while Bollywood can be meaningful, its shallowness has influenced commercial Indian theatre. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Bollywood is inspired by shallow Hollywood and commercial Indian theatre is inspired by shallow Bollywood’, he said pointing out the vicious circle. Moreover, the ace playwright highlighted the flip side of blindly aping western concepts in theatre, that is adopting a text-based approach while traditionally it is a rich blend of text, dance, music and drama. International influences, he said, ‘are not necessary at all’. ‘In fact, sometimes I feel they are detrimental. I am not against cultural collaborations but what I am talking about is blind following of western concepts and systems – which is what modern Indian theatre does. Noting some encouraging trends in Indian theatre, such as its becoming more visually rich – in terms of intelligent use of space and spontaneity – and shifting away from verbosity’, Dattani said the surge in numbers of international collaborations and experiments hasn’t yielded anything original.Known for exploring sensitive issues, he dubs recent instances of curbing creative freedom in India as an ‘unhealthy trend’ but also a ‘backhanded compliment’ to the might of art forms in bringing about change.‘I think it is a very unhealthy trend and in a way it’s a backhanded compliment to theatre because people are saying that theatre is powerful enough to make a difference and that is why you are bringing in all these restrictions,’ Dattani added.‘With these restrictions the first freedom that goes is the freedom of expression and the rest follows,’ said the man behind thought-provoking works like Dance Like a Man, Thirty Days in September and Final Solutions. In his tryst with theatre and films, the 55-year-old has delved deep into topics of gender bias, communal tensions and homosexuality among others. A staunch believer in theatre’s power to ‘reflect society’, Dattani said the medium should be channeled to showcase the current scenario of increasing violence against women as well as bring out the ‘much-ignored’ lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) community.
Thanima ’18, the annual cultural event to mark Onam festival was recently held at Vellore Institute of Technology. The festival was inaugurated by Malayalam actor Amit Chakkalakkal while Dr G Viswanathan, Founder, and Chancellor of VIT, handed over prizes to those who had extended help in all forms to the Kerala flood victims.Thanima is held at VIT and organised by students and faculty hailing from Kerala. The recent Kerala floods had caused immense destruction to the State and people from all over the world had contributed for relief and rehabilitation. Students, parents, staff and the management had mobilised a relief amount Rs 1 crore, which was personally handed over to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by Dr Viswanathan. In addition, with help from philanthropists in Vellore, students mobilised Rs 20 lakh worth of clothes, medicines, and stationery and this was sent in a truck to Kerala. This year’s Thanima was held as an event to express gratitude to the people who had contributed to the flood relief. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking at the function held at Anna Auditorium, Dr Viswanathan said that Thanima was being staged this year as an event to express gratitude to all those who had contributed to the relief and rehabilitation following the floods in Kerala. He said that he felt immensely happy that Thanima was conducted by students from Kerala, 1,500 of whom were studying here and 160 faculties, who taught at VIT. Thanima was an event in which not just people from Kerala took part, but students from faculty from all over India took part with great interest. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveChakkalakkal, who inaugurated the event by lighting a traditional lamp, said that it gave him immense happiness to take part in the cultural festival. After completing his school he went to Bengaluru to study engineering. He said that he had completed his engineering studies eight years ago and it was struggling to succeed in life that had brought him as chief guest at the function in VIT now. He further extolled students to dream and struggle in order to fulfill it. Besides Malayalam writer Pushpa Kurup, who was the guest of honour, Director of Students Welfare Amit Mahendrakar, and professors Naiji, Jagadeesh Kumar also marked their presence at the occasion. Students presented kummi dance, drama, and other cultural programmes, followed by a vote of thanks by student coordinators Sachin and Malavika.
Kolkata: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday continued to blame each other over the violence in Bhatpara Assembly constituency – that voted in a bypoll last Sunday – while over 60 people have been arrested. The by-polls were necessitated after Arjun Singh, who defected to the BJP from Trinamool Congress, resigned as Bhatpara MLA to contest the Lok Sabha polls. His son Pawan Kumar Singh is fighting the Assembly by-polls on a BJP ticket. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata He faces former minister Madan Mitra of the Trinamool. “Police are beating up women and their role has called for immense protests. It is highly shameful. I want Election Commission to deploy military here and assign a special observer to oversee law and order and restore peace,” Singh said. On the other hand, Mitra alleged that BJP workers had torched the residences of Trinamool workers and councillors and the party has informed the District Magistrate about the situation. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “We want the rule of law to be in place immediately. If it is not established, people will take the matter in their hands,” he said. Earlier, state Food Minister and Trinamool North 24 Parganas district President Jyotipriyo Mullick had blamed Singh and the central forces for disruptions and obstruction of trains at Kakinara station. “Singh and his men are creating trouble. They are setting shops and houses on fire, disrupting trains and harassing the public. The paramilitary forces, deployed during the elections, are also supporting them. We have met the District Magistrate and sought their arrest within 24 hours,” he said. Police have made several arrests and deployed the Rapid Action Force (RAF) to control the situation. “Till morning 62 people were arrested. Raids are on and there have been more arrests. Some explosive material has also been recovered,” a senior officer of Barrackpore Police commissionerate said. He said prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, banning assembly of more than four people in an area, have been imposed and police pickets posted. “We are announcing that people should not believe in rumours,” the officer added.