Police boss issues warning

first_img There were 29 arrests following violence after Sunderland’s 3-0 win at Newcastle and 14 arrests after Millwall fans became involved in fighting during the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Wigan at Wembley. British Transport Police made 33 other football-related arrests including for violence and racist abuse over the weekend. British Transport Police chief constable Andrew Trotter said: “The scenes at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and in Newcastle on Sunday serve as a firm and sobering reminder that there is still much more to be done in tackling football-related disorder.” Sports minister Hugh Robertson on Monday branded the weekend’s football-related violence as inexcusable but insisted the game has not returned to the “bad old days” of hooliganism. Newcastle have vowed to ban for life any fans caught causing trouble in the wake of the 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at St James’ Park. A Magpies statement said: “We were embarrassed and appalled by the behaviour of a minority of so-called fans who last night were involved in disturbances and disorder in Newcastle city centre after the match. “Newcastle United have been working with Northumbria Police, and will continue to do so, in order to identify all of the individuals concerned. The club will take the strongest possible action against those involved in the disturbances and will impose immediate lifetime bans on all those found guilty. “These deplorable individuals have no place at Newcastle United and bring shame on the club and the vast majority of its proper, law-abiding fans.” Robertson said the incidents showed that the authorities could not relax their vigilance. He added: “This never goes away and we tend to go through phases when we’ve cracked it, but you need to keep on it the whole time. “That said, any suggestion that this is a return to the bad old days of the 1970s and 1980s is wide of the mark. The early indications are this was caused by a combination of too much drink, warm weather and an enormous amount of stupidity from the fans involved. It is absolutely inexcusable and I will be looking for the authorities to take tough action.” A senior police officer has warned that more needs to be done to tackle fan disorder in English football after the violent scenes that erupted after Newcastle’s derby defeat by Sunderland.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ares Esport release 2018 jersey, designed by Raven

first_imgAhead of joining the upcoming third season of the Gfinity Elite Series, Ares Esport have unveiled their jersey for the 2018 season.UK based esports apparel firm Raven is the company behind the design. Raven’s partners include the likes of Team Singularity, Endpoint, Dynasty Gaming and more. The firm is one of the leading apparel focused companies in the UK, and you can check out their full range here. Rob Loveday, Marketing Director at Raven, said of the news: “This partnership couldn’t come at a better time for Raven.“We’re always happy to support esports stars reaching for the top of their game, and that begins with the clothes they wear.” Ares Esport are an organisation with an interesting set of investors and ambassadors including Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez, Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur. The organisation is based in France but is set to open a new London based office ahead of the Elite Series. Ares Esport are one of three new teams hoping for some Gfinity glory this season, alongside Fnatic and Team Vitality. This new season also sees CS:GO make way for FIFA as one of the three titles all the teams will be competing in. “We are happy to partner with Raven.GG for the 2018 season,” noted Arnaud Barbezat, Head of Business Development at Ares Esport. “This move is part of our international venture and our expansion into the UK.”  Esports Insider says: We’re fans of this sleek design which’ll see Ares Esport’s players looking fresh in Fulham at the Gfinity Arena. Nice work by Raven, and best of luck to both parties with this new partnership.last_img read more

Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps

first_imgRoger Federer. APRoger Federer says he’s a big believer in kids playing sport, but he’s not keen on his own children following in his footsteps.The Swiss great and wife Mirka had identical twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva in 2009 and another set came along five years later, Leo and Lenny. ADVERTISEMENT They are occasionally seen watching their dad ply his trade, but after years travelling the world on the tennis tour, the 36-year-old would prefer not to have to do it all over again.“I mean, I hope they don’t just because we don’t need another 25 years on tour,” he said at the Australian Open when asked if he would encourage them to be professional players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut he added: “No, I’m just a supportive parent. I can’t tell which direction they’re going to go. “If there’s going to be anything in sports or somewhere in finance or business, I have no idea where they’re going to go. All I know is I’ll be incredibly supportive of them.” MOST READ Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarterfinal Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I think it’s great for them to do sports early on in their life. I think it’s good for them,” he said.“Winning, losing, that comes a little bit later, but you learn a lot from that. I did anyway. I think also you make a lot of friends through sports.“You get to know yourself a bit better. It’s healthy. You move around. You go outside. I’m a big believer in these things.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH He did reveal they already play tennis, not because he has been encouraging them, but because their friends all do and he doesn’t want them to feel left out.“I’m happy they all do play tennis a little bit because basically literally all our friends who have kids as well, they all play tennis,” he said. “I wouldn’t want my kids to be the only ones who don’t play tennis, so with my wife we have sort of a little requirement on things they have to do in their life, and tennis is unfortunately one of them. “It’s not because we want them to. It’s because I think it would be a pity if they played no tennis at all.”Despite the reluctance for his children to follow in his footsteps, Federer, who is chasing a 20th Grand Slam in Melbourne, is a great believer in kids playing sport more generally, believing it can teach them a lot.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:59DOH: Breastfeeding, proper knowledge of child feeding can combat malnutrition00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

I could have been a footballer: Ranbir Kapoor

first_imgRanbir KapoorHe won over both the masses and the critics with his good looks and acting chops but while growing up Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor had his heart set on being a football player.He let that dream go but the 28-year-old actor is now campaigning to make sports a part of school curriculums across the country with the ‘Fit India Movement’, a campaign launched by NDTV in collaboration with Nirmal Lifestyle.”I loved football, but I did not have anybody to guide me about making it a career. If Indian children have the coaches and the facilities that are available abroad, we will be world champions,” said Kapoor who is the brand ambassador of the campaign.The actor was in Delhi to launch the first phase of the campaign called ‘Marks For Sports’ and shared the stage with ace shooter Gagan Narang, billiards champion Pankaj Advani, Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia, boxing champion Vijender Singh and former cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.”It all begins at the school level and Marks for Sports is a campaign that will help discover the talent that our children have and sports teaches you so much. Other than making you fit, it teaches you discipline, motivation and team spirit,” said the actor who entered the venue on a bicycle.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal sues ex-French sports minister over doping allegations

first_imgWorld number one Rafael Nadal has sought 100,000 euros in damages from former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she levelled doping allegation against the Spanish tennis maestro.Roselyne Bachelot, who served as Minister for Health and Sport of France between 2007 and 2010, had alleged that Nadal’s seven-month injury break in 2012 was due to the failed drug test.However, neither Nadal nor Bachelot were present at the court hearing, which took place in Paris on Friday.Nadal’s lawyer, Patrick Maisonneuve, informed the court that the doping allegations levelled by Bachelot could have had “major consequences” for his client, concerning his “existing or future sponsors”.The lawyer further told that Nadal had asked him to put the matter to rest by passing on his medical file, which clearly reveals a very serious left knee injury.On the other hand, Bachelot’s lawyer Olivier Chappuis argued that the International Tennis Federation’s anti-doping programme was at fault and that the governing body “has always been astonishingly lax”.”There is a vast gap between the success he enjoys and the weakness of anti-doping controls.What sponsor has abandoned Rafael Nadal because of these comments? None,” he claimed, suggesting the court award symbolic damages to Nadal if his client is found guilty of one euro,” Sport24 quoted Chappuis, as saying.It should be noted that the 16-time Grand Slam champion has never failed a drugs test and had defended his training methods and out-rightly rejected to have used any banned substance in order to speed up his recovery from injury.advertisementA verdict is likely to be declared on November 16.last_img read more

Committee of Administrators to meet Mithali, Harmanpreet after World T20 controversy

first_imgThe Committee of Administrators (CoA) is likely to hold a meeting with Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur and senior-most player Mithali Raj after the latter’s controversial exclusive from the Women’s World T20 semi-final vs England. The matter that was not well received by fans on social media completely blew out of proportion after Mithali’s manager Annisha Gupta made unsavoury against Harmanpreet.India’s campaign at the Women’s World T20 came to a distasteful end as England strolled past them by eight wickets into the final against Australia. Australia, on Sunday, thrashed England by eight wickets to lift their fourth World T20 title.Mithali Raj might give her point of view in writing to BCCI GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karin, who is also in charge of women’s cricket, according to a top BCCI official.A senior BCCI official said on condition of anonymity, “It is understood that a meeting will be held soon here and CoA is likely to speak separately to Harmanpreet, Mithali, Ramesh (coach Ramesh Powar), manager Trupti Bhattacharya and tour selector Sudha Shah to understand what led to Mithali’s omission.”Also read – Women’s World T20: Mithali’s exclusion raises questions after India’s semi-final lossCoA chief Vinod Rai was also unhappy with the players’s agents making public comments about team selection.”The comments made by people who appear to be associated with the Indian women’s team have been viewed with concern. Such statements made in the media are totally uncalled for,” Rai told news agency PTI on Sunday.advertisementHis comment came after Mithali’s manager Annisha Gupta labelled Harmanpreet as “manipulative, lying, cheat” on Twitter. She also tweeted there was politics behind Mithali’s omission even as her account ‘@annishasays’ was deleted later.Even Mithali’s personal coach came out and said that Mithali was “terribly disappointed” with being axed from the playing XI in the semi-final.”The BCCI has a hierarchy of officials specifically dedicated to the redressal of genuine grievances of players,” said Rai.”This is the appropriate mechanism that should be utilised. Issues that have been the cause for the performance of the Indian women’s team will be appropriately addressed.”However, he urged people associated with the women’s team to maintain restraint.”All players, the team management and persons associated with them must maintain decorum and follow the proper protocol,” Rai further said.It is learnt that issues like alleged bias in team selection will be looked into, considering that strained relations between Harmanpreet and Mithali is an open secret in the Indian cricket fraternity.(With PTI inputs)Also watch –last_img read more

Taseko tries again showdown looms

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe federal government turned them down once, but a Vancouver-based mining company is trying again to push through a controversial mining project.Taseko Mines says it wants to revive its prosperity mine project in British Columbia’s interior, near Williams Lake, B.C.The federal government initially turned down their proposal last year, saying any mining projects would damage the environment.In a recent news release, Taseko says its new proposal will not impact the environment and wildlife.Rising gold and copper prices will bring in more money to save the environment.First Nations group in the region are again opposing Taseko’s plans.Chief Marilyn Baptiste says no matter how the company spins it, the mine will damage their territory.last_img read more

Vancouver police deputy chief tells Pickton inquiry things getting better

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Pickton inquiry heard once again Tuesday from the deputy chief of the Vancouver police department.Doug Lepard told the inquiry things have changed between his force and the RCMP since the cases of women going missing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside were being reported back in 1999.Here is part of the testimony.last_img

PACE Coaching Project gets close to deadline

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Parent and Child Early (PACE) Coaching Project is quickly reaching its deadline at the end of August to accept new participants.The PACE project is working with their partner agency in the North, the Fort St. John Child Development Centre. The Project is looking for parents of children aged 15 months to 34 months which the parents recognize the child has some sort of social communication delay, that would like to participate in the program.Pat Mirenda Ph.D., BCBA-D, Project Director for PACE shares, with young children there is a lot of reasons for a social delay to be happening such as late talkers. The project is looking specifically for children whom social communication delays put them at risk for the autism spectrum disorder, according to Mirenda.The first step in the process for parents that reach out to the project is to screen the child for Autism Spectrum Disorder with a 20 question interview to find out ‘could’ the social communication delay be because of Autism shared Mirenda.If it could be, according to Mirenda information is given to the parent to find out it really is as this is a whole different process. The child/ parent are then eligible for the study. The study is explained to the parent and asked if they want to participate.The program does assessments and then delivers one of two interventions with a 50/50 chance of receiving either-or.One is being apart of 24 weeks of parenting coaching, receiving one on one coaching from a coach in the community to learn strategies to help the child with social development skills. The other is a monitor group in which there is no coaching yet access to books and online modules made for parents to support social development. Both groups receive a service to help answer the question, does parent coaching make a difference verse access to materials which is less intensive and expensive.Parents only have until the end of August to sign up. Mirenda shared it is important to get in touch right away.To contact PACE Coaching Project; CLICK HERElast_img read more

India striving to list Azhar as global terrorist: Sources

first_imgNew Delhi: India continues to work with the UN Security Council sanctions committee on the listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and will show patience on the issue, official sources said Saturday, days after China blocked a proposal at the world body to ban the JeM chief. They also said steps taken by Pakistan in the last few days, against terror groups are cosmetic in nature. “India continues to work with the UNSC’s sanction committee on listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist,” official sources said. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day India believes “terrorism is a major issue for China. They know a number of terror groups are based in Pakistan”, sources added. On China blocking Azhar’s listing as a global terrorist, sources said India will show patience as long as it takes. On Beijing continuing to oppose Azhar’s listing as global terrorist, government sources said there are issues which China needs to resolve with Pakistan. On Wednesday, China for the fourth time blocked the bid in the UN Security Council to designate the chief of the Pakistan-based terror group as a “global terrorist” by putting a technical hold on the proposal. The Chinese move was termed “disappointing” by India.last_img read more