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Iran player dodges question on women’s rights at World Cup

first_imgMOST READ PH Wildcats march its way into Pony World Series People supporting Iranian women are holding a banner at the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)KAZAN, Russia — Women’s rights are a sensitive issue within the Iran team at the World Cup.Masoud Shojaei was evasive during his team’s news conference Tuesday when the midfielder was asked what he thought of Iranian women in stadiums in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “With all due respect for you and your question, we are not just a team. We are a family, and it’s our nation which is playing on the pitch,” Shojaei said. “If you want to talk about this issue, this is an internal issue that we prefer to solve problems within our family.”Women have been prohibited from attending men’s games and other sports fixtures in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution. A partial exception to the ban on women was made in June 2015 when a small number were allowed to watch volleyball in Tehran.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 crownIranian fans attending their team’s opening game in St. Petersburg last week unfurled banners protesting against the ban. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

More Guyanese who won Guyana Prize for Literature

first_imgDear Editor,In my letter of July 6 and 7, 2018, “Accusations against the Guyana Prize are false and without merit”, I did not mention the following.Ryhaan Shah’s career as a novelist virtually began with the publication of “A Silent Life” (Peepal Tree, 2005). She won the Guyana Prize for the Best First Book of Fiction, and received that award as a locally resident writer.Shah achieved this with a published book; but it adds to the evidence of yet another local writer, who was at that time unknown to most of the judges, earning the Prize in fair competition when there were other writers resident overseas in the field.Also not mentioned were other local residents who won the Guyana Prize: Martin Carter for “Selected Poems” (1989); and Ian McDonald for “Essequibo“(1992) and “Between Silence and Silence”. They were already established writers at the time.Yours faithfully,Al CreightonSecretarylast_img read more

15 years of Civil War Retarded Liberia’s Education – WAEC Officer

first_imgJohn Y. Gayvolor, Head of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) National Office in Liberia, says the 15 years of civil war retarded educational development in the country.Gayvolor spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the recently concluded Registrar’s Staff Appraisal Committee meeting of the council, held in Accra, Ghana.NAN reports that the meeting, which was chaired by the Registrar of West African Examinations Council, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, had all the Heads of National Offices of the five member countries in attendance, except that of The Gambia.It also reports that the first Liberian civil war was fought between 1989 and 1996; while the second one was between 1999 and 2003.According to the Liberian HNO, the war left in its wake, challenges in various sectors of the country’s economy, with education being the worst hit.He listed such challenges to include: poor logistics for the conduct of public examinations, inadequate financing, manpower and poor attitudes of students to studies, while examination malpractices are worrisome.Gayvolor said, “This year has proved to be one of the most challenging in recent history, especially in the aspect of conducting examinations. As we speak, out exams are administered during the peak of the rainy season. What this means is that moving around will often require logistics, especially, to pull out our vehicles that may get stuck in the mud while taking the examination materials to various centers. Also, we have the issue of inadequate teachers and where they are available they are poorly trained, coupled with inadequate infrastructure. The quest for quick money is high. We have few good teachers but because of the 15 years of civil crisis, most of them had left for greener pastures. Now, people in the classrooms who are calling themselves teachers are, indeed, not trained as they are more interested in making quick money by commercializing education.”According to Gayvolor, these teachers usually set tests for students, and in exchange for money, award grades that the students do not deserve.He added that with such development, whenever the students were exposed to external examinations, the performance was usually poor.He said: “It is not that they do not have the abilities but because they lack focus and are often attracted to irrelevant things.”Gayvolor emphasized the need for all stakeholders to be involved in turning the trend around.He called on the parents to live up to their responsibilities by ensuring that the right thing is done, especially by inculcating moral values in their children.Gayvolor stated: “Parents should stop giving money to their children in order to buy grades, and that school authorities must also ensure that teaching is carried out as designed by the Ministry of Education (MOE). The ministry must monitor and ensure that recommended texts are used, qualified teachers are recruited and motivated with good remunerations that will halt the search for greener pastures.”He also said that infrastructure should be put in place for better teaching and learning activities to thrive.He told NAN that the country was trying to transit fully to the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), adding that all along the students were only exposed to Liberia’s national examination.He said; “We have just started doing the WASSCE on a pilot basis. This alone is also a challenge to our students who have been used to our national examination only.“Our national examination will be phased out gradually by 2018,” adding, “by the end of 2018, all candidates in Liberia will be taking only the international examination, which is WASSCE, at the senior level.” (Source: News Agency of Nigeria).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘I am committed to the club’: Tottenham star insists he isn’t thinking about a transfer

first_img1 Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has insisted he is fully committed to the club despite persistent transfer rumours.After personal problems and injuries, the Togo star made his first appearance since November in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Sunderland, only to be greeted by some boos from the White Hart Lane faithful.But Adebayor, who has been linked with switches to Serie A sides Parma and Roma, has claimed he intends to remain with Tottenham.Asked if he expects to see season out with Spurs, he replied: “Obviously, yeah, otherwise I would have come out and said I want to leave.“I am a player who is not afraid to face the reality that if I have to leave, I will leave.“At the moment I am at the club, so I am very happy to be here.”And as it is reported the player’s wage demands are hindering any possible exit, Adebayor added: “I am a footballer, you know? Obviously a lot of people always say I always play for contracts – at the end of the day, we are all footballers.“This is what I choose to do. This is my life, this is my work, this is what I do to feed my family.“At the moment I have a contract with Tottenham, I am committed to the club and I will always give my best to my club, which is Tottenham.” Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor last_img read more

‘He’s more important than Firmino!’ – Liverpool fans want hero to play against Arsenal

first_img1 Lucas Leiva in action for Liverpool Liverpool may well have to cope without captain Jordan Henderson against Arsenal tonight and it could give Lucas one last chance to shine in a red shirt.The Brazilian is being linked with a move away from Anfield as his eight-season association with the club seems set to end.But with Henderson a possible absentee, Liverpool supporters want to see the midfielder given one last chance by Brendan Rodgers.You can see how they have reacted to the news Lucas could be recalled to the starting XI against Arsenal below…last_img read more

GAA NEWS – CONGRATS TO ST NAULS UNDERAGE STARS OF CROKE PARK

first_imgNaomh Naille Club NotesSlotto: No winner of this week’s slotto, numbers drawn were 3, 4, 2, 1, 5, 6, 7. Consolation prize of €80 goes to Ryan McHugh, Frosses. Next week’s jackpot is €580.Congratulations and well done to the Squad of 10 U12s that played at half time on Sunday in Croke Park. These children were Hannah Shallow, Shauna Gavigan, Aofie Greene, Caoimhe Callaghan, Lily Kelly, Darragh Griffin, Charlie Campbell, James Mc Brearty, Kyle Campbell, and Michael Coughlan. Along with their mentors Alisha Mc Brearty and Pat Campbell, they all had a brilliant day and enjoyed every minute of their time on the pitch of Croke Park. Thank you to all that made it happen. The U21’s have started off the campaign under the management of Andrew Gallagher and Stephen Griffin. They had a challenge game Wednesday evening with Four Masters which they won well. Good luck to the Squad and Management as they start of their season.Family Fun Day: The family fun day has been fixed again for Sunday 18th of August in conjunction with the Mountcharles Festival weekend. More details to follow soon.   GAA NEWS – CONGRATS TO ST NAULS UNDERAGE STARS OF CROKE PARK was last modified: August 6th, 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 Nauls noteslast_img read more

ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE THROUGH TO McLARNON CUP SEMI-FINAL

first_imgSAINT Eunan’s College boys are through to the McLarnon Cup semi-final after a superb victory over St Columb’s College, Derry, tonight.The Letterkenny (and surrounding areas!) boys trailed the Derry lads at half-time under the floodlights at Celtic Park this evening, 1-03 to 0-05.But with the aid of the breeze and some wonderful play, St Eunan’s overcame their hosts despite losing captain Conor O’Donnell to a black-card mid-way through the second half. The St Eunan’s team was full of other leaders tonight, including man of the match Oisin Carr eventually winning by 2 points, 0-11 to 1-06. ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE THROUGH TO McLARNON CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 8th, 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:GAAMcLarnon CupSt Columb’s college DerrySt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

Live updates: 49ers suffer disappointing 29-27 loss to Chargers

first_imgGet scoring updates, news and analysis on Sunday at 1: 25 p.m. when the 49ers face the Chargers in Los Angeles as C.J. Beathard gets his first shot at replacing Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback.Beathard, who went 1-4 in four starts a year ago, hopes to improve on his 55% completion percentage and his TD/interception ration of four scoring passes vs. six picks in 2017. Beathard could lean a lot on running … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Top 10 stories of 2017: #2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2. Storm damage pictures from Mercer County farmsOn the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 5, 15 tornadoes touched down in different parts of Ohio, according to the National Weather Service. Two of the worst were in Mercer County.According to the National Weather Service, one of the tornadoes touched down in Celina and skirted Grand Lake St. Marys, causing eight injuries. Some of the most significant damage was at Crown Equipment Corporation where a significant portion of the roof was removed and exterior walls on the southwest side of the building collapsed. Several other businesses were affected as well.A second tornado swept in from the state line, according to the National Weather Service report. The tornado crossed into Mercer County and cut a swath up to 500 yards wide on its 8-mile path affecting more than 20 properties.last_img read more

Cartoon: Apple Tablet: Now With Barometer and Bird Call Generator

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App I’m just aching to know if the new Apple tablet (insert caveats, weasel words and qualifiers here) is a potential Cintiq competitor. I don’t think it will be, but you never know. It may also have a built in barometer and bird call generator.I’m never sure if Apple does themselves more good than harm with the secrecy and anticipation that surrounds the run-up to these announcements. Unless there’s something truly jaw-dropping about whatever device rises from the stage when Steve Jobs reaches that particular slide in Keynote, the reaction may be muted disappointment: “Oh.” “Huh.” “Wait a minute… my life is still the same miasma of thwarted potential and spiritual anomie that it was half an hour ago!”That said, what are you expecting on Jan. 27? Related Posts Tags:#Cartoons#web rob cottingham 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout More Noise to Signal. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more