Football stars slam Bonucci’s controversial opinion on teammate Kean’s episode with racism

first_imgAdvertisement 6q7iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7e169Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E891x9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 78ozlWould you ever consider trying this?😱4lx8Can your students do this? 🌚66Roller skating! Powered by Firework Flying cars by 2020? Well, the last time one checked, not even racism in sports was curbed in 2019. Chelsea and England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi faced an intense episode against Montenegro while making his first full start for the Three Lions along with a few other England stars. If you thought it couldn’t get any worse in this period of the football season, Moise Kean – the breakthrough striker in the Juventus ranks who just made his Italy debut has had a traumatic 80 minutes at Cagliari with monkey noises and other racist gestures overshadowing the particular Serie A match.Advertisement Kean silenced the profane crowd by scoring the winning goal and celebrating in front of those very fans. What is surprising to many is the way team captain Leonardo Bonucci and manager Allegri have treated the situation. They seem to be accepting that Cagliari fans should not have done what they did but Moise Kean was wrong as well to celebrate the goal infront of the opposition fans.Advertisement Bonucci’s official statement included him saying Kean deserved “50-50 of the blame.”“Moise should not have done that and the Curva [fans] should not have reacted in that way,” the defender told Sky Sports Italia.“Kean knows that when goals are scored he just has to think about cheering with the team, hugging them all together. It was an episode and even he knows he could have done something different.”Former Manchester United and Lyon forward Depay took to twitter to tag Bonucci directly and say “I am disappointed in your reaction … We will not be quiet!”Patrice Evra, posted on Twitter: “This is not acceptable in football or anywhere in the world. Well done to @MoiseKean for standing up to them and showing them who is boss.”At a time in history when captain like Harry Kane is ready to walk his team out of the pitch in incidents of racism, it is quite disheartening to see the reactions of Bonucci and Allegri.“He shouldn’t have celebrated in that manner,” said Allegri, according to the club’s official website.“He is a young man and he has to learn, but certain things from the crowd also shouldn’t be heard.”Serie A and Italy are perhaps centuries behind the modern world and football is exposed to a horrendous phenomenon in these parts. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sellers get back into the race

first_imgAFTER the holiday-affected market the previous week at VLE Pakenham, supply returned to normal with 510 more cattle penned. But…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Marooners dent Pride’s chances of making Super50 semis

first_img Productive spell BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC -: The Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners took a giant step towards qualifying for the semifinals of the Regional Super50 when they defeated the Barbados Pride by 125 runs in their crucial Group B clash at Kensington Oval on Thursday. Both sides entered the contest tied for second on 15 points behind runaway leaders Jamaica Scorpions, with the Pride having played one more game than the Marooners. The result means victory in any of the Marooners two remaining matches will secure them a place in the semis. The Marooners used a strong top-order performance, where three of the first four batsmen all scored half-centuries, to post a challenging 259 for seven off their 50 overs. Captain Carlos Brathwaite and Khesan Ottley then grabbed three wickets apiece to help rout the Pride for 134 in 35.1 overs and set up a comfortable win. Marooners’ openers Kyle Corbin and Kjorn Ottley gave their side a promising start in a partnership which yielded 74 runs from 11 overs. Corbin was eventually bowled by left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn for 18, bringing Amir Jangoo to the crease. Soon after reaching his half-century, Ottley was clean bowled by medium pacer Kevin Stoute for 57 to leave the score 94 for two. He struck five boundaries and three fours during his 67-ball knock. His dismissal brought no relief to the Pride’s bowlers, as Jangoo teamed up with Jonathan Drakes in a third-wicket partnership of 104 from 21 overs. Shamar Springer’s introduction resulted in the prized wicket of Jangoo for 62, his innings lasting 76 balls and contained three fours and two sixes, with the Marooners 199 for three. And even during a brief middle-order slump which saw the Marooners losing four wickets for 27 runs, Drakes’ responsible knock of 70 from 98 balls got them up to their eventual total, before he was dismissed in the final over. Springer was the Pride’s best bowler snagging three wickets for 48 runs while Stoute took two wickets for 40 runs. The Pride’s run chase never materialised, with the struggles at the top of the order continuing.last_img read more

Denoila Bristol – personal gym instructor

first_imgPersonality Profile Twenty-year-old Denoila Bristol is a gym and personal trainer by profession, model by passion and teaching is her career.She grew up in the mining town of Linden, 3rd Street, Silvertown and later moved to Georgetown at the age of six.Currently, she is the founder and owner of Insane Fitness which was established on July 3, 2018, and entails personal training and group sessions for weight loss, toning and mass gain.As it pertains to modelling, she was trained in Trinidad in June 2015. However, she re-migrated to Guyana and is now attached to KAST Talent Management; founded by Khamisi Slowe.She is fearless and fierce in the arena of modelling. She always thinks of herself as the best, putting aside all issues and worries and just working in her given space to showcase her beauty, boldness and now, baldness.She has managed to balance her busy schedule with various sports and her studies. “So modelling is never just about face and definitely is not just for ‘the dunce and idle people’ as you would mostly hear,” she added.With all the passion she has for modelling and sports, she managed to show the entire world beauty and brains go hand-in-hand by obtaining 15 subjects (inclusive of nine Grade Ones, three Grade Twos and three Grade Threes).She described herself as a ‘pusher’ who knows how to get things done.“I was never born with a “gold spoon” in my mouth and I love that aspect of my life. It teaches me to be independent and dedicated but to never be laid back,” she added.A happy life is a healthy life and as such, she will continue to be the reason “behind” people’s healthy lifestyles, a nurturer and educator to young children and the bold, beautiful and educated young woman in-front of the cameras.last_img read more

Sweeping…

first_img…race under the rugYour Eyewitness would like to continue the discussion from yesterday on the Government’s charge that the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo was “race baiting” in New York. It’s important we state the former President’s claim specifically since these things have a habit of morphing degeneratively on repetition: “Guyana needs a spirit of community to ensure that we defend our people through these dark times. There is an assault on democracy, on the people of Indian origin and there is an assault on the supporters of the PPP…”Now, your Eyewitness had assumed the parties in the present Government – APNU/AFC – had acknowledged race was the line of cleavage in Guyana along which folks vote. Why else would APNU – with PNC as the overweening and overwhelmingly dominant partner – decide to give the AFC 40% of the spoils for bringing in 11% Indians? So when the PPP mentions race in describing the political landscape, can we automatically jump all over them for “race baiting”?In your Eyewitness’s estimation, this is an extremely dangerous development – since it seeks to silence the PPP from articulating the concerns of the bulk of their supporters. We can pick just one instance to illustrate our point. When the APNU/AFC coalition took over and announced their Cabinet, Red Thread – not an “Indian Rights” organisation – objected to the dearth of Indians. Was this “race baiting”. Well, they certainly weren’t pilloried by the Government as Jagdeo was.A bit later when the Boards to Government corporations were announced, the Government didn’t consult with the Opposition as had been agreed to back in 2001. A non-Indian letter writer to the press, Gordon Forte, pointed out “only 7 out of 37 members of Boards were Indian Guyanese”. He said this “look bad” and “I find it intensely painful that in my country – indeed in my world – qualifications of personal worth and potential contribution have to include racial division, and that responsible people would actually make a count like that.” Was that “race baiting”? Well, Mr Forte wasn’t pilloried by the Government.Your Eyewitness can point to dozens of subsequent letters to the press that detailed discrimination against Indian Guyanese on “racial” grounds. While he would in no way say it amounted to “ethnic cleansing”, he doesn’t feel “assault” is over the top. Especially when those early claims were acknowledged by the Government, but the later ones were left unaddressed with the unbalanced optics continuing in appointments and other official activities.Now some may say with Jagdeo being a politician, his words carry greater force. But the question is, “Are those words true?”And truth cannot be silenced.…Hillary’s dirt under the podiumHillary Rodham Clinton was nominated by the Democratic Convention as their party’s candidate at the upcoming November presidential elections. She becomes the first woman in the 240-year history of the US to receive that honour. But is she going to become President? A month ago, your Eyewitness would’ve said it was a slam dunk. But now…even a three-pointer wouldn’t do it. Her hiring of the Chairman of the National Democratic Committee – after the latter had been dismissed for actively sabotaging her opponent Bernie Sanders’ campaign – just further justified the disgust a substantial chunk of Democratic voters feel for her. And this disgust isn’t confined to partisans of Sanders who even refused his call for them not to boo her from the floor of the Convention. It’s spread wider than the blood from a Tarantino film shooting!!So the Democrats will go into overdrive to sweep Hillary’s consummate “insider” proclivities under the podium while she continues with the same ole, same ole.And it’ll just backfire come November.…climate change under the oceanThe Republican Congressional Chair of its Science Committee doesn’t believe in Climate Change and is subpoenaing NY’s AG to reveal Exxon’s cover-up of its evidence.And evolution is also a myth!last_img read more

Local authorities should not be held hostage

first_imgDear Editor,The consistent rainfall has taken a heavy toll on property, infrastructure and investments across the country. Overcoming the ruthlessness of the impacting damages will certainly require the strongest individual and collective resilience of our people, given the recognisable negative support emanating from the hallows of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Chambers.It is also regrettable and sad that in many rural the Local Government Areas (LGAs) which were severely affected, the impacts may have been minimised to some measure. Relevant and serious in this regard, is the stifling grip of frustrating many elected Councils that the Communities Ministry has imposed. Not only is our people’s health and livelihood threatened, the flaying economy is now deficient of millions of dollars’ worth in cash crops and livestock lost all over the country.The Canals Polders on the West Bank of Demerara is one area in particular where farmers and residents suffered very heavily.During the examination of the 2018 Budget Estimates, several questions were asked by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Opposition members, regarding the plans to support LGAs. It was not surprising that information requested from Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, remained unanswered as he used his customary empty promises to lay the answers to the National Assembly at a later date. Given that Parliament is still awaiting the answers to 2017 questions, the incompetence of the Minister suggests that the enquires regarding the 2018 Budget may never be responded to in any timely or meaningful way.It is important to note that of the G$6.5 billion allocated for the Communities Ministry in Budget 2018, G$1 billion was allocated for subventions to Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and municipalities. However, the Minister was unable to answer to the very important questions regarding the allocations of these appropriations and he promised to present the information requested within 48 hours. To date, he has not given any answer.The coalition Government seems to be working in cahoots with other arms of the Government to frustrate the work of some NDCs, especially those that are managed by PPP Chairmen and Deputy Chairs. I am reliably informed that every dime spent by the NDCs must be prior approved by the Regional Executive Officers at many Regional Democratic Councils (RDC), although the amounts often fall below the threshold approved under the Procurement Act Chapter 73:05 for such agencies.It follows that if the NDCs approves the spending of $20,000 on a corrective project in its constituency, the Overseer must first frustratingly travel to the RDC to have prior approval, often spending hours and taking up valuable time for approval.The Communities Minister should expedite the requests of elected Councils and to advance the formation of District Tender Boards.Notably, the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority has the responsibility to make sure that some drainage and irrigation canals are kept clean and functioning. However, residents in many villages are of the strong opinion that their drainage canals are deliberately not being cleaned. The recent Canal episode is a clear example of neglect by the Regional Executive Officer of Region Three, who has control of the regional machinery and the drainage and irrigation department.The onus is on the APNU/AFC coalition Government to make sure that the LAAs are given an opportunity to function efficiently. The staff or Councils must not be held hostage under the control of the Communities Ministry. The Subventions for the Local Authority Areas must be spent in the interest of the specific districts or villages as the people so desired.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Man United transfer news: £25m star to solve Red Devils’ defensive problems?

first_img1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is continuing his hunt for a new defender as he looks to strengthen his top four-challenging side.A 1-0 defeat to Southampton appears to have ended any thoughts they may have had about challenging for the Premier League title (unless you’re Phil Jones), but holding on to a top four spot is vital for the club and its finances.So it is crucial the Dutchman shores up what has been a decidedly dodgy backline.Mats Hummels and Diego Godin have been on the radar for the Red Devils, but now it is reported that attentions have turned to Athletic Bilbao’s £25-rated starlet Aymeric Laporte.The French centre-back, 20, is a standout performer for the La Liga side and one of the first names on the team sheet for manager Ernesto Valverde, in what has been a challenging season for a side that dropped out of the Champions League into the Europa League.But what can Manchester United fans expect to see from Laporte should he sign? Check out some of his best bits below… Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte tackles Lionel Messi last_img read more

Championship round-up: MK Dons start second tier life with fine victory

first_imgChampionship new boys MK Dons began life in the second tier with a fine 4-1 away victory at Rotherham, as sides went to battle again in the opening weekend of the new season.The Dons sealed promotion by finishing runners-up in League One last term, and they took to their step up like a duck to water as on-loan forward Robert Hall opened the scoring after just four minutes.Rotherham got themselves back in the game just moments later when Matt Derbyshire nodded home from a corner on 12 minutes, but an own goal from Danny Collins put the visitors back in front inside the half-hour mark.Dean Bowditch converted from close-range to make it three before the break, while last season’s Player of the Year Carl Baker capped off a wonderful display with the fourth goal late on, sending the Dons to the top of the Championship table on goal difference.Meanwhile, Brentford fought back from two goals down to claim a point against Ipswich, with the Bees scoring twice in stoppage-time to seal a 2-2 draw at Griffin Park.Kevin Bru opened the scoring for Ipswich on the stroke of the half-time whistle and Ryan Fraser doubled their lead just five minutes after the re-start.But the hosts battled back late on as star man Andre Gray slammed the ball home in the first minute of added time, before James Tarkowski went from creator to scorer with a last-gasp header to claim a brilliant share of the spoils.There were mixed fortunes for the relegated Premier League sides on their return to the second tier, with Hull securing three points but Queens Park Rangers tasted defeat.Steve Bruce had two summer signings to thank for a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield, with midfielder Sam Clucas and on-loan Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom on target for the Tigers, while QPR were stunned by the same scoreline at Charlton, with second-half goals from Tony Watt and Morgan Fox sealing victory for the Addicks.Birmingham City held off a second-half fightback from Reading to win 2-1 at St Andrews; David Cotterill and Jon-Miquel Toral netting either side of half-time, while Nick Blackman’s strike proved not enough for the Royals.Sheffield Wednesday struck twice in the second-half to sink Bristol City 2-0 at Hillsborough, while Wolves beat Blackburn 2-1 thanks to Dave Edwards’s match-winning strike, after Rovers midfielder Craig Conway equalised Benik Afobe’s opener.Elsewhere, Bolton were left frustrated as they hit the bar three times in the second-half but couldn’t find the net in a goalless stalemate with Derby County at the Macron Stadium.Earlier in he day, Cardiff drew 1-1 with Fulham thanks to Craig Noone’s wonder goal, while Burnley came from behind to share the points with Leeds. MK Dons star Carl Baker 1last_img read more

Wildfires at a glance

first_img SLIDE FIRE: This fire has burned 1,500 acres at Green Valley Lake near Running Springs in San Bernardino County. Twenty homes have burned and 400 are threatened. SANTIAGO FIRE: This fire has burned 15,200 acres and is 30 percent contained. Eight outbuildings have been destroyed and 12 have been damaged. Two firefighter injuries have been reported. CONTAINED: Sedgewick Fire, Santa Barbara County Roca Fire, Riverside County Coronado Hills Fire, San Diego County Source: www.fire.ca.gov 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. WITCH FIRE: This fire has burned 145,000 acres and is not contained. Five hundred homes, 100 commercial properties and 50 outbuildings have been destroyed. BUCKWEED FIRE: This fire has burned 35,500 acres and is not contained. Three civilians and one firefighter have been injured. MAGIC FIRE: Twelve hundred acres have burned and the fire is moving toward Ventura. The fire is currently burning in an agricultural area and no structures are threatened. RANCH FIRE: This fire has burned 41,000 acres since Saturday and is 10percent contained. Three homes and four outbuildings have been destroyed. CANYON FIRE: This fire has burned 3,800 acres and is 8 percent contained. Six homes and two businesses have been destroyed. Nine homes and five businesses have been damaged. HARRIS FIRE: This fire has burned 22,000 acres and is 5 percent contained. The fire started Monday and is burning at Harris Ranch Road and on both sides of Highway 94 in Portrero in San Diego County. There have been 17 civilian injuries and one death as well as five firefighter injuries. GRASS VALLEY FIRE: This fire has burned 300 acres northwest of Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County. The town of Lake Arrowhead and several adjacent towns are threatened. More than 100 homes have burned north of Lake Arrowhead and 1,500 homes are threatened. McCOY FIRE: This fire has burned 300 acres and is 50 percent contained. The fire started Sunday and is burning in the Boulder Creek / Eagle Peak area of San Diego County. One residence and one outbuilding have been destroyed. RICE FIRE: This fire has burned 1,500 acres in Rice Canyon in Northern San Diego County. Fifty homes have been destroyed and 30 have been damaged. The town of Fallbrook has been evacuated. last_img read more