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Spurs eject 13-year-old fan from match after alleged racist abuse towards Son

first_imgTOTTENHAM ejected a 13-year-old Burnley fan from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son.The young supporter was seen by stewards appearing to have been discriminating against the South Korean during Jose Mourinho’s side’s 5-0 win over the Clarets.1 Tottenham have launched an investigation after a 13-year-old allegedly racially abused Son Heung-minCredit: AFP or licensorsDuring the game, Son had scored one of the goals of the season after running the length of the field to slot past Nick Pope.It is unknown whether the alleged racial incident happened before or after the 27-year-old’s strike, with both Spurs and Burnley confirming that they are seeking more information.In a statement released on their website, Sean Dyche’s side wrote: “Burnley Football Club is aware of an incident during the Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley game on Saturday, December 7.”During the Premier League game, a 13-year-old Burnley supporter was ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following an alleged racist gesture towards Spurs player Heung-Min Son.”The minor, who was accompanied by a guardian, is now under investigation by the Metropolitan Police, with help from Lancashire Police and the two clubs.”In the meantime, Burnley Football Club will be contacting the teenager and his family, with a view to an enforced educational programme, run in conjunction with Kick It Out and Burnley FC in the Community.”Burnley Football Club would like to reiterate its zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind.”The sickening abuse was part of a shameful weekend in English football, when a fan was arrested following an episode in the Manchester Derby.A disturbing video posted on social media showed Anthony Burke appearing to make monkey gestures towards United midfielder Fred during the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory over rivals City at the Etihad.The 26-year-old was also pelted with missiles as a bottle of water and several lighters were hurled from the stands, with one object striking the midfielder on the back.The FA are investigating both incidents, while City have released a statement vowing to issue lifetime bans to any supporters found guilty of racist behaviour.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBurke, meanwhile, insisted he was innoncent, writing on Facebook: “Listen, I’m only [a] racist c*** because I had a screenshot that made me look it.”However, I ain’t racist, watch the match half of it was me with me putting my hands in my pants. I know the true.”Greater Manchester Police confirmed a man has been detained although they offered no further details.José Mourinho compares Son wonder-goal vs Burnley to legendary Ronaldo Nazário strike for Barcelonalast_img read more

Hunt on for dead woman’s husband

first_imgWCB murderBy Andrew CarmichaelPolice in Berbice have launched a manhunt for the husband of Chandrawattie Williams, also called “Geeta”, whose body was found in her home on Tuesday evening by her 13-year-old son.Dead: Chandrawattie Williams, called “Geeta”Reports are Williams’ body was found at about 18:00h with suspected stab wounds in her Bath Squatting Area, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) home.The dead woman’s brother Dharampaul Mohan on Wednesday told Guyana Times that his 13-year-old nephew received a phone call from his father who reportedly told him to go to the house and turn on the lights. It was then that he made the discovery.Having found his mother’s body, the teen raised an alarm and subsequently saw his father approaching him with a cutlass in his hand. According to Mohan, his nephew ran over to his aunt’s house to seek refuge.According to Mohan, the father then went into hiding. “The body already swell up so we don’t know if it is a day before or two days before she died.”Another relative told this publication that Williams’ husband on several occasions threatened to give her poison to kill her. “He tell she that so much time he beating she and she aint deading and that he gon beat she and then give she poison.”Neighbours said that the woman endured the abusive relationship for almost 20 years.Court records show that Ugan Kumal Williams, also called “Shahrukh Khan” has been charged with assault of Chandrawattie Williams with the most recent charges being implemented last week. However, when the matters were called in court, his wife had declined to give evidence.The suspect had been before the court for allegedly for burning the house they once shared.Chandrawattie’s mother, Baijmattie Mohan, said she was always fearful that her daughter would be killed by her husband.According to the 63-year-old woman, on many occasions her daughter would go to her home for refuge but after a few days, she would return to her husband.Back in July, Chandrawattie spent one month with her mother after two of her fingers were fractured and one broken by her husband.The grieving mother said on numerous occasions, she pleaded with her daughter to end the relationship. Villagers said they last saw the suspect on Tuesday evening in the village.Police are continuing the hunt for the suspect.last_img read more

Campbell makes BC election stop in Dawson Creek

first_imgMLA for Peace River South and Candidate for the riding, Blair Lekstrom introduced the Premier to the crowd. Campbell’s northern tour will continue Thursday in Fort St. John, as the Premier is joining Peace River North Candidate Pat Pimm at a noon-hour BBQ at the Curling Club.- Advertisement – Over a hundred supporters turned out to greet Campbell’s arrival in the Mile Zero City.  Gordon Campbell greets supporters outside the Dawson Creek Liberal Rally on Wednesday Night – Brent Hodson/Energeticcity.caBC Liberal Leader and Premier Gordon Campbell made a campaign stop at a rally Wednesday night in Dawson Creek. Campbell’s appearance in Dawson Creek did not come with any specific announcements or promises targeted at the Northern part of the province.last_img

Boys from the hood: French team ignites dreams in gritty suburbs

first_img0Shares0000Young fans from Bondy took pictures with France star Kylian Mbappe after a training session in Russia © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBONDY, France, Jul 10 – In a housing estate in the gritty northern Paris suburb of Bondy, Adama Wagui showed off the stack of trophies he has accumulated during his budding football career.“Best goalkeeper AS Bondy 2016, best goalkeeper Vichy U17 tournament,” the tall 16-year-old with the shaved zig-zag footballer haircut said, reading aloud out the inscriptions on the cups that his parents keep on their bedside table. Wagui’s finest hour, however, may have been when he was called on to block shots from local wunderkind, star France striker Kylian Mbappe.“It was difficult,” he says with a shy smile, “but sometimes I succeeded.”As excitement builds at the prospect of Les Bleus taking home the World Cup, 20 years after their win on home soil, their success is a source of pride in the deprived estates or “banlieues” where many of France’s players honed their game.Of the 23 players in the French squad, around two-thirds are of Arab or African descent, drawing comparisons with the mythologised “Black-Blanc-Beur” (Black-White-Arab) team of 1998.Their legend looms large over the tower blocks that dominate the skyline of northeast Paris.“Nowadays young people are proud to say they come from Bondy,” Adama’s Senegalese-born father of seven Issa said.– ‘They live for football’ –Young members of the Bondy football club have been watching France, and Kylian Mbappe, play in the World Cup © AFP/File / Philippe LOPEZStanding on the pitch at AS Bondy’s home ground, coach Antonio Riccardi recalls the almost freakish talent of a young Mbappe, slaloming Maradona-style past five defenders to ram a ball into the back of the net.“The best players come out of these neighbourhoods because the kids here are always out kicking a ball,” Riccardi told AFP. “They live for football, whether at school or on the estate.”Like Paris Saint-Germain’s Mbappe, whose parents have Cameroonian and Algerian roots, many were born into immigrant families.But few make it out of the “banlieues”, trapped in a cycle of poverty, discrimination and underachievement that President Emmanuel Macron has compared to being “under house arrest” and former prime minister Manuel Valls criticised in 2015 as “apartheid”.“The only way out to make it here is in sport or rap,” said Ismail Gencel, the owner of a restaurant in Bondy.While Mbappe, born five months after France’s 1998 victory, dreams of joining the pantheon of World Cup winners, Adama dreams about following in his footsteps, out of Bondy into the big league.The task of managing his expectations falls to his coaches.“We tell them there is only one Messi, only one Ronaldo, only one Mbappe, and that the road to success cuts through school,” said Jeremy Mimouni, another coach at AS Bondy.– Love-hate relationship –The French World Cup winning team in 1998 were of mixed heritage, much like the 2018 squad © AFP/File / PASCAL GEORGEBecause there is only one Mbappe, his 50,000-strong hometown, which extends on either side of a motorway linking Paris to Charles de Gaulle airport, is intent on capitalising on his renown.“Bondy, the town where anything is possible,” read a giant poster of the player that was pasted across a block of flats overlooking the motorway after he was signed by PSG last year.Football aside it does not always feel that way, however.Unemployment in the region where Bondy is situated is running at 11.8 percent, compared to 7.1 percent in Paris.Weeds push up through the pavement outside the block of flats where the Wagui family lives and all the kids chasing a football around a nearby basketball court are black, highlighting the sense of segregation between central Paris and its suburbs.– ‘Enchanted interlude’ –Kylian Mbappe has been one of the stars of the 2018 World Cup © AFP/File / ANTONIN THUILLIERBut if football does hold up a mirror to French society, the relationship between the public and the national team has not always been a happy one.Players from the suburbs were being blamed for a mutiny at the 2010 tournament in South Africa, which ended with France crashing out in the first round.The slurs against some of the heroes of the “banlieues”, such as striker Nicolas Anelka, left scars in places like Bondy.Another World Cup win for a multi-ethnic team, coming as polls show French attitudes towards migrants hardening, “would create some positive momentum and unite people for a while,” Riccardi said.“But would it last?” he wondered.History suggests not.Four years after France’s 1998 win the myth of a united “Black-Blanc-Beur” country exploded when far-right National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen grabbed the runner-up spot behind Jacques Chirac in presidential elections.The win, historian Yvan Gastaut concluded in a 2007 article about immigration and football, had led to nothing more than an “enchanted interlude”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Vardy will NOT be affected by transfer talk, insists Leicester boss Ranieri

first_img Leicester striker Jamie Vardy Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri insists star striker Jamie Vardy will not have his head turned by talk of a big move.The England international already has ten Premier League goals this season and reports in Spain had linked him with a shock switch to Real Madrid.But Ranieri believes the 28-year-old will not be affected by all the transfer talk as he is committed to the Foxes.“No [Vardy won’t be affected by transfer talk]. I believe Jamie is very, very focused on us,” said Ranieri.“He enjoys [playing] with us. He looks at Leicester and the national team – that’s it.” 1last_img

DD LOCAL: CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE THIS SUNDAY AT ST CONAL’S CHURCH BRUCKLESS

first_imgDunkineely Community NewsChristmas in the Churches – Dunkineely & Bruckless Community Carol Service – Sunday 21st December at 5pm in St. Joseph’s & St. Conal’s Church Bruckless.All are welcome to join this celebration of the whole community from the throughout the Parish. For further information contact the DCL office on 074 9737678 / 087 3421922. St. Joseph & St. Conal Bruckless Christmas Eve Vitial Mass 9pm, Christmas Day 11am. St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Killaghtee Sunday 21st December 8pm Carol Service followed by tea in the hall, Christmas Day 10:45am, Christmas Communion 11am.Dunkineely Methodist Church Christmas Day 9:30am.Christmas Lights & Santa’s Grotto – Thank you to everyone who put up the Christmas Trees and Christmas Lights around the town it looks fantastic.DCL Office – will be closed for the Christmas Holidays for two weeks and will reopen Monday 5th January and we at DCL would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who has taken part in a courses this year, business and everyone in the local Community a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, thank you for supporting us in 2014. DCL Courses in January – DCL Interior Design will run again for those on the waiting list (3 spaces still available) – 6 week course with Sile Kelly, cost €30 (part funded by the ETB Community Education Programme).DCL Calligraphy with Janet Deane will also run for 6 weeks, cost €30 (6 spaces still available).Please contact the DCL office on 074 9737678 / 087 3421922 if you are interested in either of these courses or would like to share with us any other course ideas we might run in the future.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page). DD LOCAL: CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE THIS SUNDAY AT ST CONAL’S CHURCH BRUCKLESS was last modified: December 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DD LocalDunkineelyFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

Paul Clement slams Darren Bent following criticism from striker

first_img Clement struggled to achieve success in his short time as Derby boss Reading boss Paul Clement has said Darren Bent was “overweight and lazy” during his time in charge of Derby, in response to criticism from the striker.Clement was in charge of the Rams for eight months before being sacked in February. Free agent Bent, who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports during Derby’s victory over Reading on Friday night, said it was “inevitable” Clement would not succeed at the club because he changed his “philosophy” and training methods and “didn’t like confrontation”.And Clement responded on Twitter, saying he “sensed some bitterness” from Bent. 1 I sense some bitterness here, which is normal if a player does not play much.It is never a difficult decision to leave out a player who is over weight and lazy.— Paul Clement (@PaulClement1972) August 4, 2018“I sense some bitterness here, which is normal if a player does not play much,” said former Swansea boss and Real Madrid assistant manager Clement.“It is never a difficult decision to leave out a player who is overweight and lazy.”Bent, 34, did not play a game during Clement’s reign at Pride Park and was subsequently loaned to Burton Albion in January.last_img read more

DONEGAL FAMILIES COULD FACE HIGHER COAL BILLS AS MINISTER CONSIDERS BAN

first_imgHOMEOWNERS in Letterkenny could face a ban on using smoky coal, hitting the pockets of hundreds of families.The Environment Minister Phil Hogan has issued a public consultation on the possibility of extending the ban to the Co Donegal town – one of four with populations over 15,000 not currently covered by the laws.Any change would force homeowners who do use fires to switch to the more expensive smokeless coal. The ban on the marketing, sale and distribution of bituminous fuel (or ‘smoky coal ban’) was first introduced in Dublin in 1990 in response to severe episodes of winter smog that resulted from the widespread use of smoky coal for residential heating.The ban proved effective in reducing smoke and sulphur dioxide levels and was subsequently extended to other areas. The ban now applies in twenty cities and towns.Air quality monitoring by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shown levels of particulate matter (PM10) are lower in these areas than in towns where the ban does not apply.Research indicated that the ban in Dublin resulted in over 350 fewer annual deaths. An estimate of these benefits in monetary terms put the value at over €20 million. Additional benefits of the regulations have also been identified through the stimulation for householders to switch from using solid fuels, which generally are less efficient and more polluting, to more efficient and less polluting gas and oil. The associated reduced fuel costs to consumers were estimated at €184 million per year.The minister said the purpose of the consultation paper is to inform and assist a review of the smoky coal ban regulations to ensure that they remain fit for purpose in safeguarding air quality by limiting harmful emissions of air pollutants arising from the use of residential fuels.The consultation paper reviews the regulations to date and identifies relevant considerations relating to their effective implementation in the context of developments over the twenty years since their introduction.Minister Hogan said: “The smoky coal ban has been effective in reducing air pollution with proven benefits for human health. This has lead to improved quality of life in cities and towns where the ban applies. It is now time to review and modernise the main provisions of the ban to ensure its continued effectiveness.” DONEGAL FAMILIES COULD FACE HIGHER COAL BILLS AS MINISTER CONSIDERS BAN was last modified: April 13th, 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:DONEGAL FAMILIES COULD FACE HIGHER COAL BILLS AS MINISTER CONSIDERS BANletterkennylast_img read more

OUTRAGE AS SCENIC FOREST WALK LEFT LIKE A DUMPSITE BY ‘CAMPERS’

first_imgThe horrific state of the woods left behind by so-called ‘campers.’This is the disgusting site which greeted walkers in one of Donegal’s most scenic woods yesterday.The vile mess was left behind at Lisnagra Woods in Muff by ‘campers’ who left their campsite like a rubbish site.Items of clothing were also left behind.The thoughtless vandals even left their tent behind. Walker Gary McDaid who found the mess was horrified by the picture he was gutted with while out and about.Big-hearted Gary has vowed to return to the forest today to clean up the mess.If whoever created the mess had any decency or community spirit in them, they would get there before him.OUTRAGE AS SCENIC FOREST WALK LEFT LIKE A DUMPSITE BY ‘CAMPERS’ was last modified: July 1st, 2015 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:campersdonegalLisnagra Woodslittermuffrubbishlast_img read more

WEATHER WARNING AS HORRIBLE STORM SET TO HIT DONEGAL

first_imgSUNDAY is set to be a wash-out as heavy rain and high winds batter Donegal, forecasters have said.Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Alert for the county for Sunday as a heavy band of rain sweeps across the country.The alert is in place until 6pm on Sunday evening. It follows a warm – and at times sunny day – on Saturday for much of Donegal.BBC Northern Ireland says the worst of the heavy downpours will have passed Donegal by late afternoon.However any hopes of a week of good weather before children return to school have been blown away by Met Eireann who say the rest of the week will also see high winds, showers and more rain.The heavy and persistent rain will slowly clear on Sunday night, however there will be further showery outbreaks of rain overnight. Winds will be variable in direction with very strong and gusty winds on parts of the west coast, says the forecaster. Cool and possibly windy on Monday with further showers or longer outbreaks of rain. Highest temperatures in the mid teens at best.Tuesday may turn out to be a drier day with some sunshine, but with scattered showers too. Afternoon temperatures still around the mid teens.Wednesday could start mainly dry also, but it looks like rain will develop during the day and this may turn heavy again later, with possibly strong winds as well. It will stay cool.It seems likely that the unsettled weather will continue for the second half of next week as well.Met Eireann warning in full. Rainfall Warning for Leinster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and DonegalA spell of heavy and locally thundery rain, will move westwards across the Country, from the Irish Sea, later tonight and during Sunday. Some intense downpours can be expected at times. Totals of 30 to 40 mm are likely, highest over Leinster, where values on some mountains, may get up to 50mm.Valid:Sunday 23 August 2015 00:01 to Sunday 23 August 2015 18:00WEATHER WARNING AS HORRIBLE STORM SET TO HIT DONEGAL was last modified: August 22nd, 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:alertdonegalwarningaweatherlast_img read more