Dear Editor,The recent (2018/11/13) ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) pertaining to the issue of cross dressing in Guyana is indicative of the trajectory of homosexuality in this nation. The masquerade has to stop! The inconspicuously obvious is hiding in plain sight!SASOD and many sister organisations are riding the wave of human rights as they forward their advocacy against discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation. The not so obvious glaring fact, is that they are not dealing with sexual orientation in its widest sense- these folks and their supporters are, in essence, agitating for the legitimisation of same sex relationships; period! Consider the following:The laws of any society are intended to protect the citizenry. During SASOD’s press conference to inform the nation of the relevant CCJ ruling, a most prominent local senior counsel alluded to the archaic nature of sections of the constitution which pertain to cross dressing and homosexuality. What this learned individual and many in the legal fraternity is failing to address, is how these “antiquated” laws ended up on the books. I began this paragraph, by highlighting the fundamental utility of the law.So, if homosexuality is not serendipitously prohibited by the constitution, why is there an overwhelming effort to have it removed, while nothing is said about repealing the articles relating to incest, bestiality and other deviant sexual behaviour which are injurious to society? The answer is obvious. SASOD and their attorneys are quite aware of the grave potential societal dangers of incest, bestiality, homosexuality (particularly man to man) and other deviant sexual orientations. Hence, this facade about advocacy against discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, is nothing but a smoke screen intended to hide the real agenda of SASOD–to promote and legitimise buggery. Had it not been so, there would have been equal and parallel attention given to the repealing of sections of the constitution which criminalise incest and bestiality. Aren’t these sexual orientations also?Sincerely,Errol London (Jr)
England have long stuttered on the big stage and they last reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2006, when Beckham was captain. Their only World Cup final was way back in 1966, when they beat Germany at Wembley.“I believe Argentina will play against England in the final,” Beckham predicted at an event to promote China’s largest collegiate football league.“I think obviously my choice would be England to win the competition, but that’s me being biased and passionate about my country,” he added.But the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, a veteran of three World Cups, warned that the road ahead looked hard for Gareth Southgate’s team.“I’m very happy that we won the first game in the group,” he said. “England is a very young team, they don’t have a lot of experience yet and the journey of the World Cup will become harder and harder because there are many good teams in the tournament.”Beckham’s assessment may also have been influenced by the struggles of some of the top teams in the early games, including Mexico’s defeat of defending champions Germany.Argentina, who could meet England in the semi-finals or final, drew 1-1 with Iceland in their first game as Messi, their talisman, missed a penalty.Improving Chinese football at the club and national level has been a priority for President Xi Jinping, who aims to make his country a global power in the sport.But it is a Herculean task for China, who have only ever qualified for one World Cup, in 2002 — when they exited without scoring a goal.Beckham said the world’s most populous country, currently 75th in the FIFA rankings, is heading in the right direction — but that there was still a long way to go.“This is where it starts, with universities, with young children — to educate the children to become professional and then become leaders in the game,” said Beckham, who played an exhibition game with Chinese youngsters.“In the future this country has a real opportunity to become one of the powerhouses in the sport, but this takes a lot of investment and hard work,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000David Beckham played three World Cups with England. © AFP / FRED DUFOURBeijing, China, Jun 21 – Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions’ chances after a positive start in Russia.Beckham was speaking at a promotional event in China after England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game, boosting their chances of reaching the knockout rounds.
The result papers over the cracks for the time being as the Blues were still largely unconvincing, but the fans were clear in voicing their support for the manager 1 Jose Mourinho breathed a big sigh of relief at Stamford Bridge, as his Chelsea side boosted their chances of making the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 2-1 win over Dynamo Kiev.The luck Chelsea have been looking for in recent weeks finally came in the first half, when they were struggling to find an opening. After Willian found space on the right, Aleksandar Dragovic headed into his own goal.Jose Mourinho felt aggrieved once again before the break as Diego Costa was denied a penalty when he was taken down in the box, but a foul would have been a harsh decision.The Kiev defender made amends as he levelled Kiev 13 minutes from time, after Begovic’s error, when he could finish into a virtually open goal.After offering little in the first half, Kiev looked on top in the second and the tension was clear around Stamford Bridge. That was until in-form Willian showcased a moment of pure quality to put Chelsea back in front with a well-crafted free-kick from 25 yards to seal a much-needed win for Mourinho after a torrid few weeks. It was unconvincing as the Blues lacked belief, but the home crowd were clear in their support for the Portuguese manager, often chanting his name. Mourinho dropped out-of-form star Eden Hazard to the bench for the clash, while Cesc Fabregas returned to the starting XI, along with Baba Rahman and Nemanja Matic, who came in to replace Gary Cahill and John Obi Mikel respectively.The hosts started brightly as Costa was one of the Blues players that looked lively and their first chance came after eight minutes. Cesar Azpilicueta played a neat one-two with Fabregas before pulling a low cross to the penalty spot, where Oscar’s shaped shot was whipped past his marker but straight at goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy.The visitors rarely posed a threat and it was nearly two when Fabregas floated a free-kick to Matic, who headed across goal and Chelsea could not bundle the ball home.They took an inevitable lead after 34 minutes when Willian made a dangerous run down the right, crossing towards Costa and defender Dragovic headed at the front post, past the goalkeeper and into his own net and that was a stroke of good fortune which the club have been lacking in their recent form.Chelsea were appealing frantically for a penalty in stoppage time before the interval, when Costa made a bursting run into the box and, after beating Dragovic, Yevhen Khacheridi was tracking back and the Spanish forward went down easily for the penalty.Mourinho smiled ironically, after angry appeals, but the referee probably made the right decision as Costa should have continued en route to goal.Costa had to be refrained at the break, as he was incensed with the officials and Matic and Terry had to force him away.The Ukranian champions started the second period brightly, but they could not make it count despite stretching the Chelsea defence.Chelsea did not have a second stroke of luck as Shovkovskiy made a stunning save. Willan’s cushioned header was destined for the bottom corner before the goalkeeper managed to get a hand it, palming it clear from danger.The away side were the ones appealing for a spot-kick when Ramires appeared to handle the ball after it went through a crowd of bodies in the box, but the referee was defiant.Kiev had their moments as Begovic saved well to deny Junior Moraes, as the anxiety grew into the home side and they looked to be hanging on.Vitaliy Buyalskiy was lucky to still be on the field after he was shown just a yellow, after sticking his studs into Costa’s thigh.The Stamford Bridge side could sense a Dynamo goal and it came when Terry and Begovic’s misunderstanding led to a corner.The set piece was whipped in, the Bosnian goalkeeper went to punch the ball clear, and it fell kindly to Dragovic at the far post, who controlled the ball before coolly lashing the ball home between the Chelsea defenders on the line.It made for a nervy final 13 minutes in west London.Those nerves were soon dashed when Chelsea hit back with a reply, through one of their most impressive players in recent weeks. The Blues were awarded a free-kick near the edge of the box and Willian curled a fine effort over the wall and into the top corner to bag a vital goal for Mourinho’s men who go second in Group G.Elsewhere, group rivals Porto were 3-1 winners at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Islamabad United take on Multan Sultans in the fourth match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What time does the match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans start?The match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans starts at 5:00 PM IST on February 16, Saturday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the match between Islamabad United and Multan SultansLive Streaming on?DSport will telecast the match. Airtel TV will live stream Islamabad United and Multan Sultans match.Where will the Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans match be played?The T20 match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 5:00 PM IST.Where can I watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans match live?The match will be shown in DSport network and can also be streamed on Airtel TV.Where can I check the online live updates of the Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans T20 match?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads of Islamabad United and Multan Sultans?Islamabad United: Luke Ronchi(w), Rizwan Hussain, Cameron Delport, Philip Salt, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami(c), Waqas Maqsood, Sahibzada Farhan, Muhammad Musa, Zafar Gohar, Rumman Raees, Ian Bell, Nasir Nawaz, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad ButtMultan Sultans: Shan Masood, Tom Moores(w), Laurie Evans, Shoaib Malik(c), Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Chris Green, Mohammad Ilyas, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Siddiq, Muhammad Junaid, Mohammad Abbas, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Irfan, Nauman Ali, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansaradvertisement