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Football: Twitterati reacts as the French add a second star to their kit

first_imgLIVE Air France Boeing 777-200 carrying French National Team receives water salute at Paris https://t.co/Gm1V74Jxgx pic.twitter.com/CYsaLBEw5O— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) July 16, 2018 Congrats France fans, you’re waking up a champion today. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/SK9tYDtzy5— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 16, 2018 Dear France, Congratulations on winning the #WorldCup. 80% of your team is African, cut out the racism and xenophobia. 50% of your team are Muslims, cut out the Islamophobia. Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice.— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) July 15, 2018 The France squad are well and truly basking in their World Cup glory! pic.twitter.com/e2tCWDfRA2— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) July 16, 2018 Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup. Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament — one of the best ever!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2018 En attendant #LesBleus @equipedefrance ! Ambiance sur le tarmac de @ParisAeroport ! @FFF Waiting for #AF4001 @AirFranceFR from SVO w/ @equipedefrance @FFF soon to be landing in #Paris #CDG ! #ParisVousAime pic.twitter.com/5iSbLNkQkG— Paris Aéroport ⭐️⭐️ (@ParisAeroport) July 16, 2018 🎉🎉🤩 #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/b5thjp9Btn— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) July 15, 2018Something for the French to be really proud of…France forward Kylian Mbappe has donated his full #WorldCup earnings ($550,000) to a charity that gives sports opportunities to disabled and hospitalised children.WHAT A HERO! pic.twitter.com/jhMO5uKBHk— Team FA (@TeamFA) July 16, 2018 Nothing to see here.Apart from the President of France dabbing with Benjamin Mendy and Paul Pogba. pic.twitter.com/t3Zqfmic2T— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 16, 2018In other news…Croatian soccer team gets heroes’ welcome as they return home from their first trip to the World Cup finals. The team fell 4-2 to France. https://t.co/PBLZoYhoSG pic.twitter.com/PpXojezldw— ABC News (@ABC) July 16, 2018Read Also:-Football: Kaka talks about youngster, Kylian MbappeFootball : West Ham sign Lazio’s Felipe Anderson for a club record £42m. CHAMPIONS DU MONNNNNNNNNNNDE ⭐⭐#FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/ouMN5PkMJl— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) July 15, 2018center_img Mbappé wasn’t alive for France’s first FIFA World Cup title.Yesterday, he helped deliver Les Bleus’ second. pic.twitter.com/2gcR0dgayN— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 16, 2018 Eiffel Tower after Afro-France’s World Cup win pic.twitter.com/ItlU4wq9BJ— Avinash Gorakshakar (@AvinashGoraksha) July 16, 2018 Victorious French World Cup team to receive their country’s highest accolade, the Légion d’Honneur https://t.co/dbzCE4xgxd— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 16, 2018 AdvertisementThe French won the World Cup after 20 years to add a second cup to their tally, the first one going way back to 1998. France was one of the favourites but lower on the list of potential winners. They beat all odds and beat Croatia who had been wonderful throughout the tournament.Paul Pogba celebrates his goal.Since then Twitterati has been going crazy on the East Europeans winning the most coveted cup in Football that is every player’s dream. Popular people worldwide and media houses took to social media to congratulate the young side in their Cup triumph. Moreover, even the winners posted about their triumph.Papa et maman c’est pour vous 🙏🏾❤ mom and dad, it’s for you! @equipedefrance #fiersdetrebleus pic.twitter.com/Gyh9lTfuL5— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) July 15, 2018 Steven Nzonzi had to ask the other France players to let N’Golo Kanté hold the trophy and take pictures, because Kante was too shy to ask himself. Man…Kante is something else, love him!!🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/YOpL6Kl2W8— Damian (@FootballFact101) July 16, 2018 What a scene in Paris! An epic sea of France fans await their FIFA #WorldCup champions. pic.twitter.com/TkN2fz1HY3— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 16, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kabaddi has all ingredients to become Olympic sport: Rathore

first_imgDubai, Jun 22 (PTI) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said indigenous sport kabaddi has got all the ingredients to become an Olympic sport.Unveiling the first edition of Kabaddi Masters Dubai, Rathore said: Hopefully kabaddi will very soon become a global sport and we will see it emerge as a strong contender for an Olympic sport.The nine-day six-nation meet has participation from football-crazy Latin American nation Argentina who are competing at the international level only second time after the 2016 World Cup in Ahmedabad.Kenya are also making their international debut here.Kabaddi has got all the qualities to become an Olympic sport. It has got speed, agility, power and teamwork. Hopefully when kabaddi comes to Olympics we will clinch the first gold medal, the 2004 Olympic silver medallist said. PTI TAP BS BSBSlast_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy S10 in pictures: New live images, renders seemingly confirm design

first_imgThe Galaxy S10 is one of the most anticipated flagships of 2019, which means it is also one of the most leaked smartphones this year. Ahead of its unveiling on February 20, the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e have been subjected to numerous leaks that have included alleged official renders, live images and specs. It’s pretty clear now that these phones are bringing punch-hole displays and that two of them will come with triple cameras. But if you are looking for further confirmation, we have accumulated a bunch of fresh live images and renders that surfaced on the internet this week.The first set of live hands-on images of the Galaxy S10 this week comes via a Twitter handle, called SaudiAndroid, which posted four images Galaxy S10 and S10+. The images show off both the front and back of the phone and are in line with what past reports have told us. Both the phones will offer tall curved displays with a cutout on the top right corner. The Galaxy S10 gets a small circular hole to house a single selfie camera, while the S10+ gets a pill-shaped hole to house dual selfie cameras. We also see the in-display fingerprint sensor icon on the bottom of the screen. The rear panel on both the Galaxy S10 and S10+ are made up of glass and we see a horizontal triple camera system with an LED flash and heart rate sensor. The Galaxy S10e will come with dual rear cameras in a similar horizontal alignment.advertisementIf the live images weren’t clear enough, Winfuture.de writer Roland Quandt posted a bunch of high resolution renders of the Galaxy S10 lineup, giving a clean and clear look at what the phones will look like. Additionally, Quandt’s renders suggest the Galaxy S10 and S10+ will come in black, white and green colours. The Galaxy S10+ will also come in a Ceramic Black colour, which is likely for to the top-most variant with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. Quandt also posted renders of the Galaxy S10e, which is supposedly the iPhone XR of the Galaxy S10 lineup. The Galaxy S10e will mostly get the same hardware and design, but with some differences here and there. For one thing, it is said to come with a flat Infinity-O AMOLED display. It will get a hole-punch cutout similar to the regular Galaxy S10 i.e on the top right corner. The bezels around the display are said to be more visible than the other the phones (much like the bezels on the iPhone XR). The Galaxy S10e will see the fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button rather than under the display. It will sport the smallest display among the three phones at 5.8 inches. The Galaxy S10 will come with a 6.1-inch screen, while the S10+ will get a 6.4-inch display. The S10e will also get a small 3,100mAh battery in comparison to the S10 and S10+ which will come with 3,400mAh and 4,100mAh capacities, respectively. Apart from the black, green and white colours, the Galaxy S10e is also said to come in yellow as well. Lastly, we have what seems to be an official marketing image of the Galaxy Buds truly wireless earphones. The earbuds are placed in the case with the case resting on the back of the Galaxy S10, which also seems to confirm the rumour that the Galaxy S10 will support reverse wireless charging. The Galaxy Buds are said to cost EUR 149 (approx Rs 12,000) and will look to take on Apple’s AirPods. The company will likely announce the new Galaxy Buds along with the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Sport smartwatch on February 20 at Unpacked 2019.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e can be pre-booked starting February 21ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 passes FCC certification, reveals 9W reverse wireless charging support, Wi-Fi 6last_img read more

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Neymar salary matches combined women’s total

first_imgNeymar Neymar earns the same salary at PSG as every woman in top seven leagues combined Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain Getty Neymar PSG Ligue 1 The Brazilian superstar’s lucrative wage following a record-breaking €222 million transfer further highlights the gender gap which exits in sport Neymar’s lucrative salary at Paris Saint-Germain matches the combined earnings of performers across the top seven leagues in the women’s game, a new study has revealed.Sporting Intelligence have published their annual salary survey looking into the wages of leading teams and individuals across the sporting spectrum.Neymar 6/1 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Their findings help to highlight the inequality which exists between the male and female games, particularly in football.Looking into the employment status and pay of thousands of athletes around the world, Sporting Intelligence have shown how far ahead the likes of Neymar are when it comes to generating the most money.Having completed a record-breaking €222 million transfer from Barcelona to PSG over the summer, the Brazilian is reportedly set to earn £32.9 million over the course of the 2017-18 campaign.That figure is purely what he will pull in from his playing contract and does not take into account the millions he receives from commercial deals.It is, however, still enough to see him earn almost exactly the same as 1,693 female players turning out in France, Germany, England, the United States, Sweden, Australia and Mexico combined.While PSG sit fifth on the list of the world’s highest-paying sports teams, with an average annual salary of over £6.4m and with only Barcelona above them in footballing terms, Lyon top the women’s list at just £145,000-a-year. Team Division Average annual salary Oklahoma City Thunder NBA £7,150,388 Cleveland Cavaliars NBA £6,919,714 Golden State Warriors NBA £6,877,528 Barcelona La Liga £6,597,500 Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 £6,472,355 In England, those in the FA Women’s Super League receive an average salary of £26,752 compared to the £2.64m paid to their male equivalents.The figures make for startling viewing and Ruth Holdaway, chief executive of the Women In Sport charity, believes it is down to the respective governing bodies of sports across the globe to address the issue.She said in The Guardian: “We’d love to see more governing bodies valuing their female athletes the same as their male athletes.“It’s not just about equal pay; it’s about the message that sends out about how much women are valued.“In tennis, the commitment to equal pay at Wimbledon is a good example of a sporting body realising that while the men’s and women’s game are different the players put in the same amount of effort and are all playing at the height of their abilities.”Football is a long way short of equality at present, with Neymar’s riches just one example of the gulf which continues to exist in the gender gap.last_img read more

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Man Utd ‘not a logical step’ – Kluivert

first_imgTransfers ‘The chances of me leaving are slim’ – Kluivert plays down Manchester United rumours Robin Bairner 16:06 2/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Justin Kluivert Ajax Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Newcastle United v Manchester United Ajax Eredivisie Premier League The teenager has hinted that he feels a move straight to Old Trafford could be too big a jump Ajax starlet Justin Kluivert has played down reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.The forward has been touted for great things after an exciting start to life in the Eredivisie, where he has scored five times in 17 outings this season.News broke over the weekend that the 18-year-old would make a move worth £10 million to Old Trafford in the summer, yet the Netherlands Under-21 international has dismissed those claims. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The chances of me leaving are slim,” he told Voetbal Inside. “I haven’t spoken to Jose Mourinho myself. I know as much as you do.“Rumours are always there, but Manchester United has never come up and I don’t think it’s a logical step. “A few more years at Ajax? Who knows, we’ll see.”Kluivert, who is the son of Netherlands great Patrick, played on Sunday as Ajax defeated NAC Breda 3-1 at the Amsterdam ArenA. He created the equaliser for Donny van de Beek as the home side came from behind to win.He has previously said that he hopes he can emulate his father by going all the way to the top of the game.Ajax lie second in the Eredivisie, seven points behind leaders PSV.last_img read more

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Masters Failure Caused Celebrity Infinity Allision

first_imgzoom The cruise ship Celebrity Infinity allided with a berth in Alaska in June 2016 due to the master’s failure, according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).Following an investigation into the incident, the NTSB determined that the probable cause of Celebrity Infinity’s allision with the dock was the master’s failure to plan, monitor, and execute a safe docking evolution.​The Malta-flagged vessel allided with berth 3 in Ketchikan in the afternoon hours of June 3. There were no reports of injuries or pollution following the incident.Senior bridge and engineering personnel told investigators there were no problems with the nautical, bridge, or propulsion equipment at the time of the accident, and the bridge logbook indicated all regulatory and company required equipment was “tested and found in good working order.”The 90,940-gross-ton vessel sustained a 9-inch-diameter hole on the forward port side, about 12 feet above the waterline, while the berth suffered extensive damage to the catwalks and pilings. The cost of repairs was about USD 1.15 million, the NTSB informed.last_img read more

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EOW probes fraud case against private builders

first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has registered a case against four persons (directors) of a real estate firm. The complainants, in their complaint, have told the investigating agency that the company officials duped home buyers on the pretext of building flats in their project in Sector 133 Noida. Police said that the victims have been duped to the sum of Rs 2.07 crore.”From around 2011 to 2013-14 based upon mass advertising and through their network of agents, the company, utilising the goodwill in the market lured unsuspecting people, who needed a house to purchase the house in their project in the proposed integrated township in Noida Sector 128-134,” police said. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe company assured that all the statutory compliances for the project were in place and the flats would be completed and delivered within 42 months of allotment. The complainants further told that the builder had been making false promises of completing the work but on the ground, the work is stopped for last more than two years. Ponzi scheme cheating In another case, the EOW is probing the fraud in which 18 persons induced to invest money on lucrative returns in Ponzi schemes. The complainant told police that a husband-wife duo duped them of their money on the pretext of a business plan. “The two suspects told different persons regarding the cloth export plan through which in the next six months they will get the double amount,” added police. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceArmy official’s wife cheated A woman who claimed herself as the wife of retired Army official was duped for more than Rs 1.7 crore under the pretext of insurance policy scheme for bonus and pension by a person who claimed himself as a government employee and his associates. “The complainant in the case alleged that she never met the suspects but was contacted through phone,” added police. The EOW has started the probe in the case. Duped on the pretext of constructing house The complainant in the case wanted to build an additional house for which he paid several crores to private building company. The builder was known to the complainant. “My total claimed as of today are nearly Rs 7.10 crore which include the agreed amount of intrest till date,” complainant told police. The investigating agency said that the alleged accused are evading joining enquiry.last_img read more

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The Latest Ukraine says ships were in international waters

first_imgMOSCOW — The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local):12:30 p.m.Ukraine has released what it says is the exact location near Crimea where its vessels were fired on and seized by Russia over the weekend, showing that they were in international waters.The statement by Ukrainian officials contradicts Russia’s argument that it was chasing the ships because they were violating its territorial waters. Russia considers Crimea, which it annexed in 2014, part of its country.The Ukrainian ministry in charge of occupied territories on Wednesday published what it claimed were the exact co-ordinates of where the military vessels “Berdiansk”, “Nikopol”, and “Yany Kapu” were when they were attacked by Russia, putting them outside the 12-mile zone of territorial waters.Russian border guards have captured the vessels and the crews. Officials say they will try the seamen for violating the Russian border and that they do not consider them prisoners of war.___10:20 a.m.A military official says Russia will boost the defence of the occupied Crimean peninsula with more anti-aircraft missiles.The Interfax news agency on Wednesday quoted Col. Vadim Astafyev, the top Defence Ministry official in Russia’s south, as saying that Russia will add one S-400 anti-aircraft missile system to the three already deployed in the peninsula.The announcement comes three days after Russian border guards fired on three Ukrainian vessels and seized them and their crews. The first overt military confrontation between the two neighbouring countries has raised the spectre of a major conflict.Ukraine said its vessels were operating in line with international maritime rules, while Russia alleged they had failed to get permission to pass.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Forest cover in Bengal has gone up by 429 Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Marking the International Day of Forests on Thursday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said forest cover in the state has gone up by 4.29 per cent. “Today is #InternationalDayOfForests. In #Bangla, the forest cover has been growing — between 2010 and 2015, it has gone up by 3,810 sq km, one of the highest in the country, up by 4.29 per cent. My best wishes to all,” Banerjee tweeted. On March 21, the International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide to increase public awareness about the values, significance and contributions of forests to balance the life cycle on the earth. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAlso, the day also celebrates the arrival of spring with the World Planting Day. This day gives an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the world’s plant species. “Today is World Planting Day. In Bangla, we distributed 15 lakh saplings to every new born child. This is done under the unique Sabujshree scheme to inculcate emotional bonding between the child and nature,” Banerjee wrote. The Chief Minister further mentioned how the above initiative “provides an incentive for the future.”last_img read more

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Oppn parties will fall flat in LS polls PM

first_imgKushinagar/Deoria: As campaigning for Lok Sabha polls entered its final phase, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday predicted the defeat of the opposition parties, saying the people were voting for an effective government. “Opposition parties will fall flat in polls. This is because people are voting for an effective and honest government,” he said at an election rally in Kushinagar and later in Deoria in eastern UP which go to polls in the last phase on May 19. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Attacking the SP-BSP alliance, Modi said he had been the chief minister of Gujarat more than the terms of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati combined as Uttar Pradesh chief ministers, and there was no blot of corruption on him. “Now these people have started demanding a certificate of my caste. I never indulge in caste politics and by your blessings, it was never needed. But when they are demanding a certificate, I tell them that I may have been born in an extremely backward caste, but my dream is to make India a frontrunner (in the world). Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “To all casteist leaders I would like to say my only caste is poor, my only identity is poor. I have faced poverty, felt its pain and came out of poverty. And with the blessings of the poor, I have got the opportunity to serve the country,” Modi said. “I held the post of chief minister of Gujarat for a long time and the post of prime minister has been given by you. But neither I nor my family ever misused the post or the power. I have been CM for a longer time when compared to the combined stint of ‘bua’ (Mayawati) and ‘babua’ (Akhilesh Yadav),” he said. Modi said he never transformed the poverty of his family to richness. “The post of power was used to serve the poor and work for their welfare and interest. Those who are demanding my caste certificate, they have accumulated wealth and property for themselves when they were in power. “I have been the CM of Gujarat and prime minister for five years and my record is an open book, which is in front of the entire country,” he said. Hitting out at BSP chief Mayawati for her remarks on the Alwar gangrape case, the prime minister asked her “not to shed crocodile tears” for the victim. “If you are serious, why don’t you withdraw support from the Congress government in Rajasthan,” he asked. Even the Congress government wanted to suppress the incident involving a Dalit woman, he said, adding that the party thought “hua toh hua”, a reference to Sam Pitroda’s remark on 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Hitting out at the opposition, Modi said, “The biggest example of how the ‘mahamilawat’ of SP-BSP-Congress actually works is Rajasthan. “A Dalit daughter was gang-raped and there is the government of Congress and ‘naamdaar’. And the Rajasthan government is not a government which enjoys full majority. It is working with the support of BSP. It is busy in hushing up the matter.” Intensifying his attack on the Congress, he said, “The Congress which chants nyay, nyay, nyay, its naamdaar has been silenced by the rapists. Today, the daughters of UP are asking Behenji (Mayawati), and Behanji you have to answer why you have not withdrawn your support to the Congress government (in Rajasthan). You are shedding crocodile tears by only indulging in issuing statements. “When the (Lucknow) guest house incident happened, the entire country was pained. What is the reason that you are not feeling pained. If you are so honest about the dignity of the daughters, then you should immediately write a letter to the Rajasthan Governor and withdraw your support from the Congress government,” he said. “To punish those who commit crime on women, this chowkidaar of yours had made provisions for the capital punishment. If the intention of the Congress government was right, it would not have suppressed the Alwar incident, but they have only one answer ‘hua toh hua’. Be it corruption, price rise or the 1984 anti-Sikh genocide, their answer is ‘hua toh hua’,” he said. Referring to the encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday morning, Modi wondered, “Will our jawans take EC’s permission before opening fire at militants? Opposition ne kya khel bana rakha hai? (What drama is the opposition enacting).” In both Kushinagar and Deoria, he said it was surprising that opposition parties were saying that elections were on and the security forces were opening fire on militants. “In the morning when reports and news come, I learn that terrorists have been gunned down in Kashmir. Now some people are perturbed over the fact that when polling is going on today, then why did Modi kill the terrorists? They (terrorists) are standing with guns toting, will my jawan go to seek the permission of the Election Commission whether I should fire at the terrorist or not. “Since, we have come to power every second-third day, terrorists are killed. This safai abhiyaan is my work,” he said. Seeking votes, he said it was time to make the victory historic in such a way that the ‘mahamilawat’ (grand adulterated) people stop thinking about facing the people in future. He also said, “They are unable to understand why the people of the country are showering their love on the chowkidaar… It is for the fight against terror that the country is voting for the BJP and Modi. Those who used to threaten India have fallen flat, they are feeling afraid.” Modi said the SP and the BSP were incapable of taking on terrorists. About the Congress, he said, “Congress ne pahley jawan ka sar katwaya (jawan was beheaded during Cong rule), now the party has become ‘vote katwa’ (vote cutter).last_img read more

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UNAIDS teams up with Brazilian footballer David Luiz ahead of World Cup

David Luiz teamed up with a butterfly sign to support Zero Discrimination. He says you can make a difference by joining the winning team of #zerodiscrimination. Credit: UNAIDS. More info http://ow.ly/t6q8V“During the World Cup, everyone’s eyes will be on Brazil and David will be an inspiration both on and off the pitch,” Mr. Sidibé added.Also today, the Government of Brazil announced a carbon neutral goal for the World Cup that would inspire other organizers to make high-profile climate action.The Government is encouraging holders of carbon credits from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – called certified emission reductions (CERs) – to donate them to the World Cup organizers to offset emissions from construction and renovation, consumption of fossil fuels from official and public transport, and other sources.Each CER is equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide. An estimated one million CERs or more is needed to offset the World Cup, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said, depending on what was covered in the calculation. That would be equivalent to taking nearly 300,000 passenger cars off the road for a year.“Brazil’s call for carbon credits to offset emissions from the world’s largest mass spectator event is a welcome move and part of a global trend by organizers to green big sporting events like football tournaments and the Olympics,” said Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate change official and Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC.According to the UNFCCC, all donated credits must originate from Brazilian CDM projects.Nearly 150 Brazilian CDM projects have issued more than 90 million CERs, of which an estimated 14 million could be available for donation. “The smallest accepted donation is 5,000 CERs and donors will receive an official certificate acknowledging their contribution to offsetting the FIFA World Cup in Brazil,” UNFCCC reported.It also cited media reports that FIFA is planning to offset the emissions of officials and fans by perhaps buying carbon offsets. “I want to use this position to spread the word about how to overcome AIDS around the world,” said Mr. Luiz, who plays in the Premier League team Chelsea, and who will be the vice-captain of the national Brazilian football team in the sporting event that starts in June.“People will be looking to my country Brazil to see great football at the World Cup and this is a great opportunity for [the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) ] and I to speak out—and I want to help make UNAIDS the winning team,” said the footballer, who is already part of the UNAIDS ‘Protect the Goal’ campaign.The head of UNAIDS said Mr. Luiz’s “heart and compassion” will make a big difference in reaching millions of young people with important messages calling for an end to discrimination, advocating for HIV prevention and access to treatment. “In football, players come together to produce results. In the same way we must unite, and, as a team, get to zero new HIV infections,” said Executive Director Michel Sidibé.An estimated 780,000 of the total 2.3 million new HIV infections worldwide are among adolescents and young people aged 15–24 years, according to UNAIDS. Of the total estimated 35.3 million people living with HIV around the world, an estimated 5.4 million are young people, many unaware of their status. Mr. Luiz will also be promoting UNAIDS’ #zerodiscrimination campaign, which calls on people to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity – no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. read more

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Prof pens new book about asexuality

Prof. Tony Bogaert has a written a new book called Understanding Asexuality.Many of us have had that morning-after revelation that sex can, indeed, occur without candlelight, flowers and moonlit serenades.But romance… without sex?That would be par for the course for someone who has no sexual attraction whatsoever to either a man or a woman.So says Anthony Bogaert, professor of community health sciences and psychology.“There’s evidence that many asexual people are in fact romantically inclined, that they do want to have a love bond with a partner, they do want to have some kind of affectionate intimacy that we define in a romantic kind of way, but not have any need or interest in any kind of sexual bonding with their romantic partner,” he says.Bogaert is on the cusp of releasing his book, “Understanding Asexuality.” In it, he expands upon his previous work and other researchers’ findings as he explores two groups of people: those who experience no sexual attraction or desire whatsoever and those who experience no sexual attraction to others but still have a “non-specific” sex drive that is typically satisfied in solitary sex.He says that asexual people tend to de-couple romance and sex.Tony Bogaert’s new book, Understanding AsexualityBut that does not mean that asexual people are unable or even unwilling to perform when required. Bogaert says some asexual people are happily married with children.“They could have certain physical sensations and know that this is pleasurable on some physical level,” says Bogaert. “But it doesn’t mean that they are sexually attracted to whoever or whatever stimulates those sensations. It would just be like, I could have done that with anything or anyone.”Bogaert argues that asexuality is actually a fourth category of sexuality – gay, straight, bisexual, and asexual – complete with an “epiphany” and identity process similar to what many gay people go through.“There is a recognition that one is different and then, if you have enough knowledge and information based on the Internet or books you’ve read or friends, you may actually attach a label to yourself and say, ‘Ah ha! That’s what I am. I am asexual,’” says Bogaert.“And then you may even have a coming out experience where you actually profess in a public way that you are this.”He estimates that between 0.5 to one percent of the population might be asexual.In his book, Bogaert talks about how asexuals view sex, art and other aspects of life through a non-sexual lens, seeing sex as being “mad.”“Understanding Asexuality” is scheduled for release August 15. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball extends win streak grabs 1st place in Big

Members of the OSU women’s volleyball team during a game against Nebraska on Oct. 3 at St. John Arena. OSU won 3-2. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternComing into the 2015 season, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team was picked by Big Ten coaches to finish eighth in the conference.The team has talked about using that as motivation all season long, and with victories against No. 18 Purdue (15-4, 6-2) and Indiana (12-8, 2-6) in St. John Arena over the weekend, the No. 7 Buckeyes (18-2, 7-1) now find themselves tied for first place in the Big Ten.With the wins, OSU also extended its winning streak to seven. The Buckeyes haven’t lost since their first conference game of the year against Minnesota on Sept. 23.In Game 1 of the weekend on Friday, OSU staged a comeback victory over the Boilermakers, who were previously undefeated in conference play.After a hot start by the Buckeyes, they dropped the second and third sets to the Boilermakers, and looked to be in danger of having their five-game winning streak snapped when Purdue jumped out to an 8-2 advantage in the fourth. OSU was able to close the gap, however, forcing a fifth set, which it won decisively.“We fought and we executed well in that last set,” junior libero Valeria León said. “Our tempo was really good. We got them a little bit off balance. It was a fight that game; it was not pretty at all.”Senior middle blocker Andrea Kacsits said it was huge for the Buckeyes to escape with a win after not playing their best volleyball.“Every win matters, but those are the ones that build your character and build your résumé,” she said. “Those ones are incredibly important in the end.”Coming into the game, coach Geoff Carlston emphasized serving as a key to slowing down Purdue, and OSU responded with its best game of the season from the service line, racking up 13 aces. Sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer led the Buckeyes with a career-high five aces, while freshman setter Taylor Hughes also set a personal-best with three.The Buckeyes were also powered by a stout defensive performance, holding Purdue — which came into the game leading the Big Ten in attack percentage and kills per set — to a .197 attack percentage.OSU tallied 12 total blocks, six coming from senior middle blocker Tyler Richardson (one solo) and four each from junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (two solo) and senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell. León picked up 16 digs, while Schirmer and Hughes added to their big serving nights with 15 apiece.“People always notice the blocking and the hitting, but the little things like coverage and serving (are also important),” Sandbothe said.To complement her blocking efforts, Sandbothe also led the OSU offense — which was held to a .232 attack percentage — with 16 kills and two aces. Campbell added to her four blocks with 11 kills and one ace. Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Wenz, who had appeared in only 12 sets all year, tied a career-best with six kills, four coming in OSU’s fourth-set comeback.Against the Hoosiers on Sunday, the Buckeyes rebounded from a slow start to take home their seventh straight win (22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-18).Behind seven kills from junior outside hitter Amelia Anderson, Indiana took an early lead as it fought off OSU in the first set. The Buckeyes would bounce back, never trailing in the second set to tie things up at the intermission. After winning a closely contested third set, OSU dominated the final set by leading the whole way.Similarly to Friday’s match, the Buckeyes didn’t have their best game offensively with a .218 attack percentage, but dug in on defense to hold Indiana to a .160 mark.León once again led OSU with 17 digs, while Schirmer and freshman outside hitter Audra Appold contributed 13 and 12, respectively, as the Buckeyes out-dug the Hoosiers 77-62.OSU had 7.5 blocks — four coming in the final set of the match — led by Sandbothe’s three and two each from Campbell, Richardson and Wenz.Sandbothe had 14 kills on offense, and did not make an error until the final set as she hit at a .565 attack percentage. Campbell (15 kills, two blocks) was the only other Buckeye to reach double-digit points.After Wenz stepped up to lift the OSU offense in Friday’s match, senior setter Emily Ruetter did the same on Sunday. Ruetter took over for Hughes midway through the third set and picked up 19 assists, seven digs, one block and one kill.It will be a quick turnaround for the Buckeyes, as they are scheduled to travel to East Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday to take on Michigan State. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. read more

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