2020 Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo leads Messi in early race for prestigious award

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_imgJuventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is presently leading Barcelona rival Lionel Messi in the race for the 2020 prestigious Ballon d’Or award.Advertisement Loading… And with nine months to go for the next Ballon d’Or awards ceremony, the race is currently high among the big players in Europe with Lionel Messi falling into fifth position on the standings according to a rating published by GOAL.Topping the chart is Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who has excelled for the Citizens this campaign.However, City are unlikely to defend the Premier League title this season, with Liverpool leading the race for the Premier League silverware.A further breakdown of the chart revealed that Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, who has netted nine times in eight games this year before cropping an injury that will rule him out until April.The Polish forward is closely followed by Ronaldo, who has netted 13 goals for Juventus in 10 Serie A games and he is working towards claiming his sixth Ballon d’Or award this year.A huge picI wish Master win THE BALLON D’OR of 2020. pic.twitter.com/bBqO0ALkaA— Andrés Messi (@AndressMessi5) March 9, 2020Read Also: Messi to splash €4m to free Ronaldinho from prison, hires lawyersBorussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is fourth considering his superb performances so far in Europe while Messi is placed fifth on the log.Top Seven players at the moment – GOAL:1. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City2. Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus4. Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund5. Lionel Messi – Barcelona6. Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund7. Kylian Mbappe – Paris-Saint-GermainFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Currently, Messi is the holder of the Ballon d’or after claiming it for a record sixth time in his career last year December, seeing off Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and Ronaldo. Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Incredibly Looking Albino Animals10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more


Lautenbach lands $1,000 checkers at 141 opener

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgBy Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (April 18) – 141 Speedway kicked off the much anticipated season with a bang on Saturday night as 147 drivers signed in to do battle and be one of the first cars to lock up their spot in the chase. Brad Lautenbach picked up his first IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified win of the season and a $1,000 pay day courtesy of Prestige Custom Cabinetry. Lautenbach, the defending Allstar Performance State champion and already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, picked the one pill and then had to wait to officially lead any laps as the race saw four cautions before the first circuit was scored.Lautenbach stayed in charge in a contest that went caution-free from that point. Brian Mullen got close a couple times but could never challenge. Mike Montie passed Matt Brehmer early in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. Montie led every lap en route to the win over Brehmer. The win for Montie makes him the first-ever feature winner in Wisconsin under the IMCA Sport Compact division banner. Roger Braun came home third in front of Justin Erickson and Dustin Delveaux. John Heinz showed why he is a former champion in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Heinz took the green flag and checked out from the field, winning by a full straightaway. Cody Schroeder started his second year in the division with an impressive win in the Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods.last_img read more


Riller carries Coll. Of Charleston over Delaware 80-71

Posted On Sep 19 2020 by

first_img February 27, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller had 24 points as College of Charleston topped Delaware 80-71 on Thursday night.Brevin Galloway had 19 points for College of Charleston (16-13, 10-7 Colonial Athletic Association), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Sam Miller added 16 points and eight rebounds.College of Charleston totaled 52 points in the second half, a season high for the team. Riller carries Coll. Of Charleston over Delaware 80-71 Associated Press center_img Justyn Mutts had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Fightin’ Blue Hens (20-10, 10-7). Nate Darling added 18 points. Ryan Allen had 12 points.The Cougars improve to 2-0 against the Fightin’ Blue Hens on the season. College of Charleston defeated Delaware 75-63 on Dec. 30. College of Charleston finishes out the regular season against Drexel at home on Saturday. Delaware finishes out the regular season against UNC Wilmington on the road on Saturday.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more


Syracuse-Colgate men’s basketball: Beat writers predict SU by varying margins

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm Syracuse kicks off its season on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome against Colgate. The Orange beat Colgate 78-51 last season. With a new cast of characters, SU is ranked No. 19 to start the season. For everything you need to know about Colgate, click here.Here’s how our beat writers forecast Syracuse’s season opener.Connor GrossmanOverbiteSyracuse 71, Colgate 62Despite losing its top three shooters from last year, the biggest question for Syracuse doesn’t involve offensive production. Rather, how quickly can the team’s new players learn the zone? Jim Boeheim tinkered around with pressing and man-to-man defense in two exhibition games, and the results were unspectacular. The Orange won’t struggle to score on Colgate, and is a near-lock to win. But just how close will Syracuse let the Raiders get to their lead?Matt SchneidmanSqueaky cleanSyracuse 78, Colgate 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe longest winning streak for one Division I team against another belongs to the Orange, against the Raiders. Syracuse gets to flash its new pieces for the first time in the regular season and it’s the fresh faces — Andrew White and Tyus Battle – who along with Tyler Lydon guide No. 19 SU to an easy win in game one.Paul SchwedelsonBrushing upSyracuse 76, Colgate 50Syracuse imposes its will from the start and cruises to victory. It’s still early November and the Orange still has a lot to work on but SU is ranked No. 19 to start the year for a reason. Jordan Swopshire (43.8 percent) and Sean O’Brien (42.6 percent) are sharp-shooters from the outside, but as long as Syracuse defends the 3, the Orange should have no problem capitalizing on its size advantage down low. Commentslast_img read more


Red Lions learn the hard way against the Pirates

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach Boyet Fernandez, San Beda’s 96-91 defeat to Lyceum on Friday should be a huge eye-opener that the Red Lions’ title retention bid this NCAA Season 93 won’t be a cakewalk.“There are very strong teams ahead of us. We know that they’re looking at us, but as I’ve said, there are so many teams that has gotten stronger right now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The veteran mentor, though, believes that the Red Lions can move on from the humbling loss as they learned the hard way that games will be won on the defensive end.“We know that Lyceum is a really good team. Giving up 96 points is not our defense, so if we want to beat LPU, we can’t play them offense-on-offense. We have to make stops. They really scored at will and I take the blame for that,” he said.San Beda will next brace for St. Benilde on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation PH volleyball team to avoid social media during Japan training camp End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano With CJ Perez leading the fight, the Pirates sent the Red Lions crashing back to earth as the former delivered on their hype to stun the defending champions.San Beda fell into Lyceum’s trap of letting Robert Bolick do everything for the squad and Fernandez said that supporting cast must do a better job of executing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I know they wanted Bolick to attack the basket, so for us, we really have to rotate the ball,” said the mentor.“We had 20 assists, it’s just a matter of making the shots for the other guys. We have to take those open shots when Bolick gives up the ball.” Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more


Jayson Castro on alleged missed travel call: ‘That’s referees’ job’

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Castro, though, may have gotten away with just a little more than a quick inside pass as video replays showed he lifted his pivot foot when he made the pass to Rosario which should’ve been a travel call, but no whistles were blown and the KaTropa went on to claim an 80-75 win over the Hotshots in the PBA Philippine Cup.As for the alleged travel, Castro said it’s not his responsibility to count anyone’s steps.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s not my job anymore, that’s the referees’ job,” said Castro in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Castro’s wits and Roger Pogoy’s overtime heroics saw the KaTropa get to a 3-3 record and take sole possession of the fourth seed, something that the team would hold dear ahead of their three-week break. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? PBA takes two-week break to give way to Gilas Fiba qualifying games 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Jayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—TNT’s overtime win against Magnolia wouldn’t have happened if not for the quick thinking of Jayson Castro at the end of regulation.With defenders swarming him at the top of the key, Castro had the wherewithal to hold his jump and instead pass to the open Troy Rosario in the pain that tied the game at 72 apiece with 1.8 seconds left in regulation.ADVERTISEMENT “This is a big win for us, and at least before we go on a break we got this confidence-booster of a win,” said Castro who finished with 24 points, four rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.Pogoy was able to rescue TNT in the overtime period hitting two clutch baskets that gave his team a 79-74 lead with 29.9 seconds to play.The timely baskets the third-year guard didn’t go unnoticed with Castro showing praise to his younger teammate.“I kept telling him that this is his time to shine finally,” said the 32-year-old Castro of Pogoy who’s six years his junior. “There were times before that he’d be scared to take the ball, but in the dying seconds of the game I told him to take the shot.”“He made it and he was able to read the defense.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more


Contract void of bond certification, space was for professional office

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_img… Govt expenses exceed monthly rental of .5MThe drug bond scandal continues to blow up in Government’s face, with the contract now confirming thatThe building was for a professional office, not a bondthere is no proof that the Sussex Street Bond is compliant with international health and safety requirements and that the landlord would be receiving exceedingly generous benefits.An unsigned contract (Agreement of Tenancy) between the Public Health Ministry and the controversial warehouse owned by Linden Holdings Inc was circulated to parliamentarians on Thursday.Among the number of red flags contained in the document, the most alarming is that the parties involved agreed that the building would be used for a professional office as opposed to a drugs warehouse.This would explain why the building, which critics and experts have since argued is not certified to properly store pharmaceuticals, is presently under renovation while simultaneously keeping drugs which will be distributed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and other public health agencies for usage by the public.Government was adamant that the building is certified by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) for the storage of pharmaceutical supplies; however, the contract bears no such stipulation despite the criticalness of this bit of information.Additionally, the released contract shows that the landlord will be benefiting greatly from this deal, particularly with provisions to hold the property for three years along with a 12-month notice of termination.Exceeding expensesThe contract reveals that Government might have undervalued, whether deliberately or unintentionally, the expenses it will incur in renting the bond.In addition to the $12.5 million monthly rent which will be paid to Linden Holdings Inc for usage of the building, the contract outlines that Government will pay the required Value Added Tax (VAT) to the Guyana Revenue Authority. Inclusive of VAT, the rent would total $14.5 million instead of the $12.5 million that Government was touting.The contract stipulates also that Government would be responsible for paying utility bills to the Guyana Power and Light and Guyana Water Inc.While it was reported that Government made an upfront payment of $25 million to the company, it was demanded in the contract an advance of $37.5 million – representing two months’ rent in advance and one month’s rent as a security deposit.The Government also agreed to stand the expenses to maintain the building, including cleaning, regular and emergency repairs, the servicing of the air conditioning units, etc.The contract stipulates that if Government fails to execute the functions within a stipulated timeframe, the landlord will take up the responsibility and all costs incurred will be recoverable from Government as if it were rent in arrears.CorruptionCommenting on these revelations, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo charged that the deal is undoubtedly a blatant act of corruption on the part of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government.“This scandalous corrupt act demonstrates the level of petulance, fickleness, lack of transparency and accountability, and irresponsible use of taxpayers’ money,” he expressed in a statement to the media late Thursday evening.Just the day before, the former President alluded to a possible major cover-up within Cabinet, among a number of senior Government officials in relation to the drug bond deal.He called for the contract to be terminated and that an external investigation be launched into the undertakings.NEW GPCFurther, Jagdeo asserted that Government is attempting to fool the public into believing they grabbed a better deal, when in reality, they are desperately trying to cover-up corruption.“Which competent and responsible Cabinet would approve a contract of $12.5 million VAT exclusive ($14.5 million) for a 6000 square foot residential building versus $19 million VAT inclusive for a 70,000 square foot modern internationally certified pharmaceutical bond? Per square foot the Government is paying $2416 for a 6000 square foot building versus $271 for a 70,000 square foot fully equipped and certified pharmaceutical bond! This can only be seen as an act of corruption,” he stated.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton had told the National Assembly that the fees charged by NEW GPC INC at $19.2 million a month to store the pharmaceuticals were too exorbitant.Dr Norton also mislead the house when he indicated that Government had raked in exorbitant expenses by paying NEW GPC for the warehouse services. However, it was revealed that NEW GPC never received any rent from the Government of Guyana for use of its state-of-the-art storage facility for over a decade.ApologyNorton is expected to issue an apology to the Speaker of the National Assembly today.But, Jagdeo contended that the “crocodile tears” is nothing but a media gimmick to garner sympathy from the public.He also raised concerns about this apology coinciding with the People’s National Congress’ 19th Biennial Delegates Congress which begins today.“Coinciding with this ‘mea culpa’, the Government has moved into full PR mode; Cabinet Ministers have jumped into the fray to cover up the stench of this corrupt act!” he stated.The Opposition Leader also rejected sentiments expressed by AFC leader Khemraj Ramjattan that the entire situation is a human error.Linden Holdings Inc is a company whose majority shareholder is listed as Larry Singh.last_img read more


Antelope Valley schools

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As new housing tracts bring more students, Antelope Valley school districts are building new schools, planning others and thinking about asking voters to approve more taxes and bond issues. Antelope Valley Union High School District and Westside Union School District are contemplating putting bond measures before voters within the next two years, though none have made final decisions yet. Muroc Joint Unified School District has hired a financial consultant to study whether the district should pursue a bond measure. Voters in the high school district and Westside have previously passed tax measures, but those funds have been or will soon be exhausted by building other schools. The high school district is completing construction on the new Eastside High School, whose first class started in 2005 in temporary quarters, and has started planning for a ninth high school in southeast Palmdale. Lancaster School District has a middle school under construction, will break ground for an elementary school in late spring, and is in the planning stages for a second elementary school. Westside plans to start construction on an elementary school this year. ANTELOPE VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Acton-Agua Dulce Unified Schools: Two elementary, one middle, one high school in Acton and Agua Dulce Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 23-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 95.2 percent One-year dropout rate: .2 percent Average SAT scores: 477 verbal, 441 math Web site: aadusd.k12.ca.us Antelope Valley Union High Schools: Eight comprehensive high schools, two continuation, two community-day, one adult school in Palmdale, Lancaster, Quartz Hill and Littlerock Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 25-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 76.8 percent One-year dropout rate: 1.8 percent Average SAT scores: 473 verbal, 472 math Web site: avdistrict.org Eastside Union Schools: Three elementary, one middle in east Lancaster Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 20-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 92.1 percent Web site: eastside.k12.ca.us Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union Schools: One K-8 school in Lake Hughes Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 21-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 94.7 percent Web site: www.heluesd.org Keppel Union Schools: Five elementary, one intermediate in Littlerock, Pearblossom and Palmdale Year-round calendar with one track Pupil-teacher ratio: 21-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 98.9 percent Web site: www.keppel.k12.ca.us Lancaster Schools: Twelve elementary, five middle, one alternative in Lancaster Traditional and year-round calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 21-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 92.9 percent Web site: www.lancaster.k12.ca.us Mojave Unified Schools: Two elementary, two middle, one high, one alternative, one continuation in Mojave, Cantil and California City Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 24-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 90.4 percent One-year dropout rate: 2.6 percent SAT scores: 485 verbal, 511 math Web site: mojave.k12.ca.us Muroc Joint Unified Schools: Three elementary, one middle, two high, one continuation at Edwards Air Force Base, Boron and North Edwards Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 20-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 94.8 percent One-year dropout rate: .9 percent SAT scores: 506 verbal, 523 math Web site: www.muroc.k12.ca.us Palmdale Schools: Fifteen elementary, five intermediate, four K-8, one alternative, one special-education in Palmdale Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 25-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 88.9 percent Web site: www.psd.k12.ca.us Southern Kern Unified Schools: Three elementary, one middle, one high, one alternative, one continuation in Rosamond Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 22-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 92.6 percent One-year dropout rate: .6 percent. SAT scores: 461 verbal, 454 math Web site: skusd.k12.ca.us Westside Union Schools: Nine elementary, two middle in Quartz Hill, Leona Valley, west Lancaster and west Palmdale Year-round calendar with one track Pupil-teacher ratio: 27-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 92.3 percent Web site: www.westside.k12.ca.us Wilsona Schools: Two elementary, one middle, one community-day in Lake Los Angeles Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 21-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 88.5 percent Web site: N/A ANTELOPE VALLEY PRIVATE SCHOOLS Accelerated Learning, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, (661) 940-1636, Grades K-12. Antelope Valley Adventist School, 45045 Date Ave., Lancaster, (661) 942-6552, K-8. Antelope Valley Christian, 3700 W. Ave. L, Lancaster, (661) 943-0044, Preschool-12, Web site: www.avcs.edu. Bethel Christian School, 3100 W. Ave. K, Lancaster, (661) 943-2224, Preschool-12, Web site: www.bethelchristian.net. Desert Christian Schools, 44662 15th St. W., Lancaster, (661) 948-5071, Preschool-12, Web site: www.desertchristian.com. Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster, (661) 948-3766, Preschool-6. Lancaster Baptist School, 4020 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, (661) 946-4668. Grades K-12. Lancaster Christian School, 44339 Beech Ave., Lancaster, (661) 942-2137, K-8, Web site: www.lancasterchristianschool.org. Paraclete High School, 42145 N. 30th St. W., Lancaster, (661) 943-3255, 9-12, Web site: www.paraclete.pvt.k12.ca.us. Pearblossom Private School, P.O. Box 847, Pearblossom 93553, (661) 944-0914, K-12. Pinecrest Schools, 2110 W. Ave. K, Lancaster, (661) 723-0366, Preschool-8, Web site: www.pinecrestschools.com/lancaster. Pinecrest Schools, 2320 E. Ave. R, Palmdale (661) 265-0045, Preschool-8, Web site: www.pinecrestschools.com/palmdale. Sacred Heart Catholic School, 45007 N. Cedar Ave., Lancaster, (661) 948-3613, K-8, Web site: www.sacredheartlancaster.org. St. Mary’s Catholic School, 1600 E. Ave. R-4, Palmdale, (661) 273-5555, K-8. Westside Christian School, 40027 11th St. W., Palmdale, (661) 947-7000, K-8. CHARTER SCHOOLS Desert Sands, 701 W. Ave. K, Lancaster, (661) 942-3357; 3030 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, (661) 272-0044, grades 9-12. Guidance Charter School, 1125 E. Palmdale Blvd., (661) 272-1701, K-8. Opportunities For Learning, 2505 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, (661) 265-1957; 1160 Commerce Center Drive, Lancaster (661) 951-3646, 7-12.last_img read more


Russian MP: Avoid sex with foreign men during World Cup

Posted On Jan 10 2020 by

first_imgShe was responding to a question about the “kids of the Olympics” – referencing the claim that there was a spike in births of mixed-race children in Russia after the 1980 Summer Olympics.Ms Pletnyova said that these children were “abandoned” by their foreign fathers.“It’s not so bad if the fathers are of the same race,” she said. “But if they are of a different race, then that’s it.“[The children] are abandoned, and they stay here with their mother. We should be giving birth to our children.”Pletnyova has been widely condemned online, with some people drawing parallels between her comments and Fifa’s Say No to Racism campaign.Recalling how a former ice skater defended a racist tweet by claiming her Twitter account had been hacked, radio presenter Tayana Felgengauer wondered if Ms Pletnyova might claim something similar had happened to her.“I wonder what Pletnyova will say when they remind her of Say No to Racism,” she tweeted.Further critics of Ms Pletnyova have included one who called for her to be “thrown out of the Duma” (Russian parliament).One Twitter user wondered if the Russian MP intended to “monitor the behaviour of female Russians of reproductive age”, while another pointed out the irony in the fact Ms Pletnyova had previously been “the head of the Committee for Nationalities”.But not all the comments have been negative.Some people have agreed with Ms Pletnyova that “we should bear our own Russian children”. And one asked: “What is wrong with what she said?”While others have come forward to defend her right to free speech, with one person saying: “I believe that everyone can freely express their views, including MP Pletnyova.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Female volunteers, seen here at Mordovia Arena in Saransk which will host four World Cup matches, are among those to have been warned about having flings with fansLONDON, United Kingdom, June 14 – A prominent Russian MP has been heavily criticised after urging women not to have sex with foreign men during the World Cup.Communist Party MP Tamara Pletnyova told a Moscow Radio station that she was “not a nationalist” but believed Russian women should avoid sex with people “of a different race” because “their children suffer”.last_img read more


Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood signs new Sheffield Wednesday contract

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgFormer Sunderland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has committed his future to Sheffield Wednesday by extending his deal until 2018.Westwood, who arrived from Sunderland last summer, had entered the final year of his contract and it was unclear where his long-term future lay.However the 30-year-old, who kept 17 clean sheets last term, has now drawn a line under speculation by penning a two-year contract extensionThe Republic of Ireland international, who came through the ranks at Manchester City, played 45 times for Wednesday last season. 1 Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood last_img