Racist, anti-gay chants on rise in Russia ahead of World Cup

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls More blatant extremist symbols and racist slogans have largely disappeared from stadiums in recent years, often replaced with coded messages using Viking runes and other symbols with significance on the Russian far right.In one notable case, Zenit St. Petersburg fans hailed convicted war criminal Ratko Mladic as a hero with a banner unfurled at a Europa League game in November. That attracted a fine and partial stadium closure order from UEFA, European soccer’s governing body.The Fare Network, which helps FIFA and UEFA investigate racism cases, is planning to open two “Diversity Houses” in Moscow and St. Petersburg during the World Cup, where issues of discrimination in sports will be discussed.“It’s a celebration of diversity,” Powar said. “It showcases the rise of ethnic-minority players across the continent and looks at the growth of women’s football, looks as issues associated with Russian football.”Fare is also issuing a guide to Russia for visiting fans and operating a helpline for fans from minority groups to report harassment or attacks.The organization urges fans from minority groups to travel to the World Cup but recommends caution in unfamiliar surroundings and awareness of issues such as racial profiling by Russian police.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Perasol embracing high expectations for UP Maroons View comments FILE – In this Thursday, May, 21, 2015 file photo, Lokomotiv’s Guilherme Marinato celebrates a goal by his team during their Russia Cup Final match against Kuban, Krasnodar, in Astrakhan, Russia. Racist and anti-gay chants have become more common in Russian soccer as the country prepares to host the World Cup, even as overall incidents of discrimination declined.Russian national team goalkeeper Guilherme Marinato, a naturalized citizen who was born in Brazil, was twice targeted by Spartak fans calling him a monkey.(AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, file)MOSCOW — Racist and anti-gay chants have become more common in Russian soccer as the country prepares to host the World Cup, even as overall incidents of discrimination declined.Nineteen incidents of abusive chants were recorded this season, according to an annual report from the anti-discrimination Fare Network and the Moscow-based Sova Center released Wednesday. That compares to two cases the season before, and 10 the year before that.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think most of them do that to put pressure on a player psychologically, maybe so he doesn’t want to keep playing,” he said. “It could just be because someone finds it funny.”Overall, cases of discrimination in Russian soccer fell to 80, the lowest since the 2013-14 season, according to Fare.Fare executive director Piara Powar said there is also a growing shift by far-right fan groups to racist chants because visual displays like banners are more easily tracked by surveillance cameras in stadiums.“Some of their clubs have got their procedures in place for dealing with things that are very obvious, for bringing down banners,” Powar said. “That leaves people able or free to chant things and that’s a far more difficult thing to police.”There was a fall in the number of discriminatory banners and other visual displays, down from 75 to 52.ADVERTISEMENT Victims included players from the French national team, who were targeted with monkey chants during a game against Russia in March, and Liverpool youth player Bobby Adekanye, who was racially abused by Spartak Moscow supporters.Russian national team goalkeeper Guilherme Marinato, a naturalized citizen who was born in Brazil, was twice targeted by Spartak fans calling him a monkey.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 crownIn another case, a regional governor told local media that the club his administration funds in the city of Vladivostok would not sign any black players.Last month, Nigeria defender Bryan Idowu, who was born and raised in Russia, told The Associated Press that some fans in the country viewed racist abuse as a tactic to distract opposing players, rather than as a statement of ideology. 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Farmer loses over 800 chickens in Berbice

first_img… disease outbreak suspected, Agri Minister unaware of situationBy Andrew CarmichaelThere could be a possible poultry disease outbreak in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), as some 800Some of the dead birds in the penbirds have reportedly died at a poultry farm in the ancient county.The deaths of the birds have prompted Regional Chairman David Armogan to call on the Agriculture Ministry to investigate the mysterious disease, which has so far claimed the lives of hundreds of chickens at a farm on the East Bank of Berbice.More than 800 birds died over the past week at the chicken farm, and to date, the Agriculture Ministry is slow to respond to the situation. This falls on the heels of a similar incident where a farmer at Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) reported that 300 birds also died from a mysterious disease at the Linden farm.Dead bird in BerbiceThe farmer stated that this could be an outbreak which could cripple the countries poultry industry. According to farmer, the birds started dying on June 19 when he discovered that more than 200 had passed overnight and a similar amount seemed to be affected.The Ministry was contacted and extension officers visited the farm and took samples from some of the dead birds. They also took away birds which seemed to also be affected and others that appeared to be healthy.“Sunday morning when I get in there, one of the guys mentioned that these birds looking as if they sleepy. I picked about 30 birds dead. So we say we would look at the pen on Monday and when I go back about 100 birds were dead. So I called a vet and two of them came and they took nine birds; two that seemed healthy to them, a few that seemed sick and some that were dead,” the farmer said.According him, the group of birds was examined and samples were taken by the officers. He said he was advised to burn the dead birds as opposed to burying them.As the week went on, more birds died and the farmer waited on a response from the extension workers who are attached to the Agriculture Ministry.On Monday, he said the death toll had passed 800. Hamilton took samples of water from the pen to get them tested at a private laboratory.“The lab mentioned that they are not doing water sampling so he took it to UG [University of Guyana] and at UG they say that they are not doing test. So then we went to the forensic lab and they say that they are only doing tissue tests. So I told my brother to go to the Ministry of Agriculture in Georgetown and meet the Minister. When he go there, the Minister of Agriculture is in a meeting so he take it to the PS [Permanent Secretary]. The PS told him that they don’t have the equipment to do testing. He offer to leave it there so that they can take it wherever they have to take it even if it is out of the country to get tested but the Permanent Secretary say that if it is left there, it will be discarded because no one will pick it up to ensure that it gets tested,” the frustrated farmer explained, while noting that the samples had to be returned to Berbice on Monday afternoon.On Monday, the matter was brought to the attention of Regional Chairman David Armogan who said the Agriculture Ministry needs to act before the entire region is affected.“I think this matter should be investigated promptly knowing that it could be the outbreak of a disease and it needs to be contained if it is.”However, the farmer said he had already lost millions of dollars and has been refusing to sell live birds to customers over the past week.He is calling on the Head of State to ensure that the issue is addressed.“The President is saying that every village should become a hub. It means that we should invest the little money we have. Now we invest a few million dollars into chickens… We do everything on our farm, we even have foot wash basins before you go into the pen; you step into disinfectant water and then you can go into the pen. I don’t know if the weather has brought on a strain of bacteria that we don’t know of,” he said.Armogan is blaming the agriculture extension workers, who he said, are not very prompt to act whenever farmers experience difficulty and need their help.“Even in the Black Bush Polder area where farmers have been having problems with their animals and they have not been attending to these things in a prompt way.”Meanwhile, when contacted on Tuesday, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, who had just left a Cabinet meeting, told Guyana Times that he was unaware of any such report.last_img read more

Bruin rally comes up short

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wilson (4-1) was in control early, going ahead, 2-0, as Aaron Hicks doubled and scored on Elliot Glynn’s looping single in the first and Ryan Dent doubled and scored on Jesse Van Sickle’s high-bouncing grounder in the third. Glynn, who won one game and earned two saves as the Bruins marched to the final, was unhittable into the third, retiring the first seven batters he faced, three by strikeout. But Cypress (5-0) belted seven hits off him over the next 1 2/3 innings, scoring four runs in the third and four more in the fourth. Cypress took advantage of two Wilson errors to go ahead, 9-2, in the fifth, but the Bruins rallied with four runs in the sixth and put the tying run at the plate in the sixth and seventh. Dent had the big blow in the sixth for the Bruins, a sharp single that skipped past Cypress left fielder Matt Homstad, enabling Tyler Albright and Richard Hanson to race home and Homstad to reach third. Dent came home on a wild pitch by Cypress starter Jordan Whitman. “It sucks that we didn’t get the big prize at the end,” Hall said, “but, you know, this tournament we play because we want to get better. We play good teams. You don’t come to this tournament and expect to run away with the title. We had to battle for everything we got … (and) I think we’ve grown a lot in the last five games. “I think we’re going to get some dividends out of this tournament somewhere down the road.” center_img ANAHEIM – Wilson High couldn’t silence Cypress’ bats for the duration in Saturday night’s baseball showdown at Glover Stadium, and the Bruins couldn’t rally all the way back from a seven-run deficit. But coach Andy Hall couldn’t have been much more pleased with his team’s showing in the prestigious season-opening Loara Tournament, no matter the 9-6 defeat in the championship game. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST.MARY’S, CONVOY CLUB NOTES

first_imgSt Marys club lotto results for 19-03-13 GY,OY,WW,LM 2 with 3 counties Jack Gillespie Killygordon ,Paul Lynch Convoy. Next week’s jackpot is €3050Registration is now due and must be paid by the 26th March by 6 pm to be in with a chance to get tickets for Donegal v Tyrone game. Adults €30 and Minors €3 Contact Julia Blake on 0862611290Training for Senior Ladies Wed from 7 -8.15 Fri from 7.30 and sun 12.30 New Players are always welcome any changes to time managements will inform you at training or check Ladies page on FB Gaelic for Mothers and Others takes place on Wed at 8.30 new players always welcome.No Training for Underage on Good Fri evening training as normal the following week new Players welcomeU14 boys training at 6 on Monday 6-7 eveningNo U14 Girls Training over Easter Holidays Minor boys won at home to Glenswilly final score 1-05 to 0-5Best wishes to our Club Ladies Kelly and Niamh and the Donegal Senior Ladies playing Meath .Well done to Club player Anthony Browne and the U21 County team on their win over Tyrone .They now face Derry in the Semi-final good luck lads.GAA NEWS: ST.MARY’S, CONVOY CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 24th, 2013 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:St Marys GAA club noteslast_img read more

TOTAL SOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURES SATURDAY 5-1-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Inn Saturday Division OneGweedore Celtic Reserves v Glencar Celtic Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves v Downtown UnitedDowntown Cup Group AErne Wanderers v Milford United ReservesGlenea United Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversDowntown Cup Group BKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Donegal Town Reserves Downtown Cup Group CDeele Harps v Gweedore United ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersFAI Junior Cup Richmond FC v Keadue RoversSUNDAY 6-1-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v Rathmullan CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v Dunkineely CelticGweedore Celtic v Lifford CelticCastlefin Celtic v Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United v Curragh Athletic (K.O. 1 p.m.)Ballybofey United v Raphoe TownDonegal Town v Drumoghill FCCranford United v Eany CelticCT Ball Division TwoKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Convoy ArsenalCopany Rovers v Dunlewy CelticFAI Junior CupCappry Rovers v InnishvillaTOTAL SOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE FIXTURES was last modified: December 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TOTAL SOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE FIXTURESlast_img read more

DONEGAL ARTIST TO CELEBRATE LEGEND IN NEW SCULPTURE

first_imgA CO Donegal artist has been commissioned to produce a sculpture of one of Co Derry’s most famous historical figures.Burt man Maurice Harron will unveil his sculpture of Finvola O’Cathain in Dungiven later this month.Folklore says Finvola, the young and beautiful daughter of Dermot, the chieftain of the O’Cathains, fell in love with Aengus McDonnell of the McDonnell Clan from the western isles of Scotland more than 700 years ago. Dermot consented to the marriage on the condition that on his daughter’s death, she would be brought back to Dungiven for burial.When she did die, Aengus would not return her body.On Benbradagh Mountain, Finvola’s two brothers heard a piercing wail and recognising the call of the banshee, Grainne Rua, knew that a member of their clan had died.The brothers set sail for Islay, where they recovered Finvola’s body and brought her home to Dungiven, setting the banshee’s cry to rest. Artist Maurice, pictured above with a previous work, said: “Finvola, a princess of the O’Cathain clan, is famous for her great beauty.“She united western Scotland and north-eastern Ireland through her marriage to Angus MacDonnell, Lord of the Isles.“In the larger than life size sculpture, she will be seen dancing, whirling in a dynamic movement and is in the act of playing the harp.“The design is informed by history and musical heritage. It is also a reference to the Bardic Harp School commemorated in the ‘Harper’s Walk’ path, close to the Priory.”Mr Harron worked with six local schools and community groups to create a ceramic wall panel, which is now on display inside Dungiven library. The collection extends across the main internal wall in the form of the flowing River Roe.“We held a series of active workshops and the children each made a ceramic tile, inspired by their locality and heritage,” said Mr Harron.Maurice’s works are on display all over the world – including his Hands Across the Divide work in Derry and Red Hugh in Roscommon.DONEGAL ARTIST TO CELEBRATE LEGEND IN NEW SCULPTURE was last modified: January 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BURTdonegalDONEGAL ARTIST TO CELEBRATE LEGEND IN NEW SCULPTUREmaurice harronlast_img read more

STORMWATCH UPDATE IN YOUR PICTURES: ROAD CLOSURES, TREE FALLS AND FLOODS

first_imgFlooding in Oldtown, Letterkenny. Pic Scott Duncan for Donegal DailySTORMWATCH UPDATE: MOTORISTS are warned to be extra careful on the roads overnight after a number of storm-related incidents.* The N3 between Ballyshannon and Belleek has re-opened.* A tree has struck a car on the Milford to Kilmacrennan Road. The driver has escaped injury – diversions are in place. * A tree has blocked the main N56 near Creeslough* The pier area of Donegal Town is flooded* Reader Niamh Campbell writes: Hi just after leaving Kilmacrennan!! There’s a small tree fallen on the side of the road at the beginning of blue banks if you’re headed into Kilmacrennan it’s on a corner so people should take it slow near there in case it’s blown out into road!The N56 – pic from Peader McFaddenThe pier in Donegal Town: Pic Oisin McLaughlin    STORMWATCH UPDATE IN YOUR PICTURES: ROAD CLOSURES, TREE FALLS AND FLOODS was last modified: December 19th, 2013 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:Donegal Dailystorm updates donegallast_img read more

Donegal schoolgirl to lead Liverpool out for top Premier League game!

first_imgDonegal schoolgirl Cara Eaton is set for a dream trip this weekend after being selected to be mascot for the Liverpool v Arsenal game on Sunday.The ten-year-old from Raphoe will lead out Liverpool for the big Premier League game at Anfield.Cara, who plays for Raphoe Town Under-10s and Under-12s, also plays for Raphoe Hockey Club and the Raphoe Badminton Club. Cara will get to meet her Liverpool heroes and will feature in the matchday programme, while she will be presented with a complimentary Liverpool kit.As part of the package, she will get a complementary visit to the trophy-laden museum at Anfield and is sure to have a hatful of stories for her friends when she returns to school!Cara Eaton in her Liverpool kitDonegal schoolgirl to lead Liverpool out for top Premier League game! was last modified: August 24th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:arsenalCara EatonLiverpoolRaphoeRaphoe Townlast_img read more

Warriors earn first win of the season, beat Pelicans 134-123

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Warriors forward Draymond Green faked a dribble handoff at the top of the arc to Stephen Curry, then blew by New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor for an open layup. And 11 seconds into their third game, the Warriors had their first lead of the season, and one they would not give up.Things seemingly came easy after that in route to the Warriors’ (1-2) first win of the season, a 134-123 victory over the Pelicans (0-4) Monday at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans. The Warriors …last_img

The Stanford Visualization Group Debuts Visual Tool for Cleaning Up Data

first_imgData wranglers can use the tool with the group’s data visualization tool Protovis, or with tools such as Excel, R and Tableau.The group has released a paper explaining how the tool works. Joseph M. Hellerstein explains the origins of the project in a blog post:Another thing I often hear is that a large fraction of the time spent by analysts — some say the majority of time — involves data preparation and cleaning: transforming formats, rearranging nesting structures, removing outliers, and so on. (If you think this is easy, you’ve never had a stack of ad hoc Excel spreadsheets to load into a stat package or database!)Putting these together, something is very wrong: high-powered people are wasting most of their time doing low-function work. And the challenge of improving this state of affairs has fallen in the cracks between the analysts and computer scientists.It will compete with Google Refine, which we covered here. klint finley Tags:#hack#Tools Related Posts Today at the Strata conference The Stanford Visualization Group debuted a Web-based visual tool for cleaning up messy data called DataWrangler. According to its website, “Wrangler allows interactive transformation of messy, real-world data into the data tables analysis tools expect.” Data can be exported as a CSV or TSV or as JSON data. Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more