first_imgStoke City Women’s coach Alena Moulton says constant education about black history must continue beyond the annual month of celebration held in the United Kingdom during October.UK Black History Month drew to a close last weekend, but Moulton, who is of Jamaican descent, would like to see a more regular focus on black culture and the black experience.- Advertisement – Ebony Rainford-Brent and Imani Lansiquot Head coach Lloyd Pierce of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after a play against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena on January 2, 2019 in Washington,– Advertisement – – Advertisement – “I experienced it when I was younger and I was just somebody who brushed things to one side and didn’t really care, but did it affect me?“Not at the time, I’d probably say no but now I probably look back and think those things are part of my journey.“It’s difficult to pinpoint the one particular thing that’s an issue [with subtle racism]. If someone makes a racial comment to you, you know exactly what it is, there is no grey area about it, but with subtle racism, not everybody understands the context behind it. I have probably experienced more of that’s a coach than as a player.”Black History Month 2020 revisitedLook back at a sample of our features, news stories and video content from our Sky Sports News and our Sky Sports platforms. Check out some of our 2020 Black History Month content here Sport inspires unity, says Ebony Rainford-Brent who opens up to Imani Lansiquot on fighting for diversity and equality “Black History is me. That’s my life. Every day I’m black,” Moulton told the Women’s Football Show.“We’ve just got to keep having those conversations. I’m having those conversations and I’m educating as well, I work in a school, and fortunately I work in an extremely diverse multicultural school.“And it’s brilliant to be able to educate as many different students as possible and have those conversations with them.”center_img 2:09 Derby-born Moulton stepped up from her role as first-team coach to take charge at Stoke having previously coached Nottingham Forest Ladies.She has been coaching since she was a teenager but there have been uncomfortable moments during her career on the touchline. Subtle racism is something the 29-year-old says she has had to deal with, particularly as a coach.“I’ve experienced racism, I’ve experienced subtle racism and the micro-aggressions that come with it. Education about the history of the black experience must be more truthful and not restricted to just one month in a year, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce tells Sky Sports News 1:05 – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgAP Preseason All-America Team Associated Press August 25, 2020 Linebackers — Chazz Surratt senior, North Carolina; Nick Bolton, junior, Missouri; x-Paddy Fisher, senior, Northwestern.Cornerbacks — Patrick Surtain II, junior, Alabama; y-Caleb Farley, junior, Virginia Tech.Safeties — x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.Punter — x-Adam Korsak, junior, Rutgers.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe 2020 AP Preseason All-America Team (x-team not scheduled to play in the fall; y-opted out of season):FIRST TEAMOffense Punter — Max Duffy, senior, Kentucky.SECOND TEAMOffenseQuarterback — x-Justin Fields, junior, Ohio State.Running backs — Najee Harris, sneior, Alabama; Kenneth Gainwell, sophomore, Memphis. Quarterback — Trevor Lawrence, junior, Clemson.Running backs — Chuba Hubbard, junior, Oklahoma State; Travis Etienne, senior, Clemson.Tackles — x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama.Guards — x-Wyatt Davis, junior, Ohio State; Trey Smith, senior, Tennessee.Center — Creed Humphrey, junior, Oklahoma.center_img Ends — x-Kayvon Thibodeaux, sophomore, Oregon; y-Gregory Rousseau, junior, Miami.Tackles — Marvin Wilson, senior, Florida State; y-Jaylen Twyman, junior, Pitt.Linebackers — y-Micah Parsons, junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama.Cornerbacks — Derek Stingley Jr., sophomore, LSU; x-Shaun Wade, junior, Ohio State.Safeties — Richard LeCounte, senior, Georgia; Andre Cisco, junior, Syracuse. Tight end — x-Pat Freiermuth, junior, Penn State.Receivers — Ja’Marr Chase, junior, LSU; DeVonta Smith, senior, Alabama.All-purpose player — y-Rondale Moore, junior, Purdue.Kicker — x-Keith Duncan, senior, Iowa.DEFENSE All-purpose player — Jaylen Waddle, junior, Alabama.Kicker — Gabe Brkic, sophomore, Oklahoma.DefenseEnds — Carlos Basham, senior, Wake Forest; Quincy Roche, senior, Miami.Tackles — y-Jay Tufele, junior, Southern California; x-Levi Onwuzurike, senior, Washington. Tackles — Samuel Cosmi, junior, Texas; x-Cole Van Lanen, senior, Wisconsin.Guards — x-Nolan Laufenberg, senior, Air Force; x-Alijah Vera-Tucker, junior, Southern California.Center — x-Tyler Linderbaum, junior, Iowa.Tight end — Charlie Kolar, junior, Iowa State.Receivers — Tylan Wallace, senior, Oklahoma State; y-Rashod Bateman, junior, Minnesota. More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

first_imgFriday June 21Farm and Art Market- 5 p.m. -7 p.m.- Hertiage Park.Peter Pan– Presented by Wellington Community Theater and Wellington Children’s Theater- 7pm- Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.Saturday, June 22Sumner Co. Classic Car and Bike Show-Julie’s Passtime Bar– 9 a.m. -3 p.m.Oxford Roundup– Nappawalla Park (see schedule below).Peter Pan– Presented by Wellington Community Theater and Wellington Children’s Theater- 7pm- Doors open 30 min prior to performance.Sunday, June 23Peter Pan– Presented by Wellington Community Theater and Wellington Children’s Theater- 2:30pm- Doors open 30 min prior to performance.Red Line Splash Bash– 8:30-10:30 p.m. Wellington Pool.Napawalla Park – Oxford Round-up – Saturday, June 22Horseshoe tournament 2 p.m.BBQ Cookoff – People’s Choice Feed, 6:30 p.m. $5 gets you beats, coleslaw, drink and the opportunity to tast smoked meats from all the BBQ contestans.Enjoy the blues sounds of Kentucky Gentlemen while you eat.last_img read more

first_imgCaretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is relishing the prospect of leading Manchester United out against old rivals Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA CupThe Red Devils booked their spot in the fourth round by defeating Reading 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday through goals from Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku.Solskjaer, who started in United’s semi-final wins over Arsenal in 1999 and 2004 on route to FA Cup glory, believes his players need the challenge of facing top-level opponents.“Fantastic,” Solskjaer told MTV on his reaction to the FA Cup draw.“We need these games. These players need big games to be challenged.”Of course, everyone says we’ve won the last five games but [they have] not been [against] big opposition.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“But you can only beat the teams you play and, for us to get tested and go to the next level, you need those games. And if you want to win the FA Cup, you have to beat everybody.“In the competition, United have claimed seven wins to Arsenal’s six with the other two meetings ending in a draw.Last month, the two sides settled for a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League.#MUFC have been drawn away to Arsenal in the #EmiratesFACup fourth round. The tie will be played between 25-28 January. pic.twitter.com/xnxUvc9qHp— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 7, 2019last_img read more

first_imgThe government’s regulatory body for telecommunications sector has decided to re-fix the rates of tariff on mobile phone calls.Currently, the lowest rate of on-net call (to and from same operator) is Tk 0.25, which may be raised to Tk 0.35. The off-net call (from one operator to other) tariff is Tk 0.60, which is likely to be revised downwardly to Tk 0.45.The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission also feels that the highest tariff rate for per minute call should be brought down to Tk 1.50 from the current rate of Tk 2.Such decisions were taken at a BTRC meeting recently, officials concerned informed Prothom Alo.The BTRC reommendations have already been sent to the post and telecommunications ministry for vetting. The matter will then be sent to the finance ministry since it is related to the public coffer.The BTRC thinks the government’s earnings will increase once the new tariff comes into effect.However, if the stakeholders have reservations about the sayreommendations, the authorities may reconsider the issues, say officials concerned.If approved, the lowest tariff for per minute mobile call will be raised to Tk 0.35 from Tk 0.25 while the highest ceiling brought down to Tk 1.50 from Tk 2.Experts say the new system will mean lesser tariff for calling the number of a big operator from a number of a small one. They cited an example that a call from a Teletalk number to a Grameenphone number, which costs Tk 0.60 at present, will come down to Tk 0.45 in the new system.However, small operators’ earnings will shrink from off-net calls. For example, they make a profit of Tk 0.38 per minute now, but it will come down to Tk 0.23.Acoording to BTRC, state-owned Teletalk has only 3.7 million subscribers, the lowest.Market leader Grameenphone has 59.3 million customers while Robi, who has recently acquired Airtel, has 35 million and Banglalink 31.3 million.When asked, Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) secretary general TIM Nurul Kabir told Prothom Alo that his organisation is happy with the BTRC suggestions.”Bangladesh has the lowest tariff in the world,” he claimed, adding that a refixation of the tariffs will be welcomed by all the parties. “And the government will get a big chunk from the earnings.”However, Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) president Golam Rahman said he found raising the lowest ceiling of traiff unjustified. He suggested refixing other tariffs keeping the lowest tariff unchanged.Both the government and the operators earn big money from this sector. So, he said, there is no reason the custimers will be made to pay this extra charge.The BTRC in association with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) fixed the highest and lowest tariff for per minute mobile phone calls in 2010, using the ‘cost modelling’ system.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassan.last_img read more

first_imgHigh CourtThe High Court on Wednesday asked former home minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Altaf Hossain Chowdhury to surrender to a lower court within four weeks in Barapukuria coalmine graft case, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim passed the order after dismissing the rule issued following a petition for quashing proceedings of the case against him.There is no legal bar to run the trial proceedings of the case following the HC order, said Korshed Alam Khan, lawyer of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).Earlier on 28 May, the Appellate Division dismissed a leave to appeal petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging a High Court verdict that cleared the way for running the trial proceedings of the case.On 17 September last year, the High Court (HC) rejected a petition filed by Khaleda Zia for quashing proceedings of Barapukuria coalmine corruption case against her.On 26 February 2008, the ACC filed the case with Shahbagh police station, accusing Khaleda Zia and 10 of her former cabinet colleagues of taking Tk 1.59 billion in kickbacks on the Barapukuria coalmine deal awarded to the highest bidder, instead of the lowest one.Responding to a petition filed by Khaleda, the HC on 16 October 2008, stayed the case proceedings and issued a rule asking the ACC to explain why the case should not be quashed.The Appellate Division later upheld the stay order as well, leaving the corruption case in the cold.Khaleda, however, managed to secure a permanent bail in the case on 15 January 2012.Following a petition of the ACC, the HC revived the case on 2 March of that year.On 23 August, the HC turned down two petitions filed by Khaleda seeking all records of and the final report on Barapukuria coalmine graft case from the authorities concerned.last_img read more

first_imgSomali security officer stands guard at the scene of a suicide car explosion in front of Doorbin hotel in Mogadishu, on Saturday. Photo: AFPTwo car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city’s main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday.“We have seen at least 38 people dead,” said Abdukadir Abdurahman Aden of the Aamin Ambulance of the bombings that targeted the presidential palace and a hotel.The first blast, followed by gunfire, occurred at a security checkpoint close to Villa Somalia, the name for the seat of government, while a second followed soon after at a hotel, according to police.The Shabaab Islamist militant group claimed the attacks in a statement posted online, saying it was targeting the government and security services.The blasts follow weeks of relative calm in Mogadishu.According to officials, the main attack involved the use of a vehicle loaded with explosives attempting to breach a checkpoint leading to the presidential palace, but security forces prevented the assault.“The security forces foiled the intent of the terrorists. They were aiming for key targets but they could not even go closer, there were five of them killed by the security force,” said Abdulahi Ahmed, a security officer.The Shabaab is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s internationally-backed government. In October it carried out its deadliest-ever bombing, killing over 500 people.In the wake of that attack Somalia’s government declared a fresh offensive against the group and US drone strikes have increased in frequency.While the militant group was pushed out of the capital in 2011 by an African Union force it continues to control large parts of the countryside and launches regular attacks on government, military and civilian targets.last_img read more

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.M.More insights and reporting on the most vital political issues of the day, including the ongoing fallout from the election of Donald Trump. Tonight, special guest host: Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, author, public intellectual and Loyola University professor. These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img