SWILLY Rovers have been severely punished after a small number of their followers allegedly directed racist abuse at a teenage boy.The Ramelton club is to appeal the results of a hearing into the incident.The disciplinary action comes following alleged monkey chants and other slurs aimed at a 14 year old Cameroon-born player Thierry Baba during a cup game played on March 1st. The Ramelton club have been fined €1,000 and banned from hosting SFAI cup games after an investigation found some fans did take part in racist chants.An SFAI committee reviewed referee Joe McHugh’s report on the game at a disciplinary hearing in Dublin’s Red Cow Inn.Both Swilly Rovers FC and Castlebar Celtic FC were represented at the hearing.Following that review the SFAI committee has made the following decision: The Committee concluded that racist chanting by Swilly Rovers supporters did take place.With immediate effect Swilly Rovers FC is prohibited from playing any further games in the SFAI Cups at their home ground for the remainder of this season.All further SFAI Cup games where Swilly Rovers would have had home advantage this season will be played at a neutral venue of the SFAI’s choosing.Swilly Rovers FC is fined the sum of €1,000 payable to the SFAI as per its rules on fines payment.Swilly Rovers FC is severely warned as to its future conduct. The Committee recommends that the FAI’s inter-cultural department sets up the appropriate educational course with Swilly Rovers FC as soon as possible.”Swilly Rovers, who have consistently denied the incident, say they will appeal the decision.SWILLY ROVERS TO APPEAL OVER ‘RACIST INCIDENT’ was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finedpunishmentracist chantsRameltonswilly rovers
David Curry Chinese search giant Baidu has disclosed that a “gang” of hackers tried to steal autonomous trade secrets from the company’s internal servers earlier this month.The company is conducting an internal investigation to figure out more about the attackers, but so far has kept tight lipped on details. “It’s very difficult to know who employs them to do that, but we know someone tried to hire an underground market hacker to steal from us,” said Ma Jie, the firm’s head of cybersecurity.See Also: Baidu set to test driverless car in China firstBaidu has tested autonomous vehicles for two years in China and the United States. Unlike Google and Tesla, which have publicized self-driving reports and outfitted cars with semi-autonomous tech, the firm has kept most of its progress secret.It recently ended a partnership with BMW, shortly after the German automaker joined forces with Intel, Mobileye, and Delphi to create a self-driving consortium. Some speculated that this could be Baidu lowering its investment in self-driving, although the company denies that is the case.Hacking in China is becoming a serious worry for major tech firms. Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba—the big three tech firms in China—have all bulked up on cybersecurity experts in the past year. The trio have also teamed up to counter the growing threat of hackers. Tags:#autonomous cars#Baidu#China#cybersecurity#driverless#featured#search#Self-Driving#top Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…
Lampard insists Chelsea not getting overconfidentby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has warned his Chelsea about getting ahead of themselves. The Blues are sixth after Saturday’s first home win of the season against Brighton.”I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves because what we have shown so far this season is moments and patches of games with good stuff where we want to get to, and other moments where we haven’t done so,” he said. “So I think to get overconfident at this point would be wrong on my part and the team’s part.”With the young players, and some have been making their full debuts for Chelsea this season, we must give them time and we will get better. I think it was the movement of the ball. We are working a lot on trying to keep switching the play and in moving it from side to side.”Sometimes we forget that and we forget ourselves that we slow it down too much. It is something I don’t like to see. I don’t think it helps the crowd or the atmosphere when you slow it down and go back to the goalkeeper and across sideways when you can play forward.”At times when we were at our best, we play forward, we played punchier, we were sharper and that’s what made us create so many chances. I was pleased and that’s why I wanted to be really positive at half-time because it is easy to lose patience or to stop doing the right things because it is not coming off.”We were actually creating. The point was to keep doing the right things, to keep moving it quickly and believe it was going to come and it did. Every game is different, you have to consider that, but at our best I want us to have a feeling that we are a team that I like watching myself – a team that are sharp and have energy because we have that quality. It is about trying to put that all together.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
draymond green snowball michigan fanThursday, Nike released a new two-minute commercial dedicated to “Snow Days” which features over a dozen of the brand’s professional athletes lining up against each other on the football field. One of those athletes is former Michigan State star Draymond Green, who now plays for the Golden State Warriors.Nike also released a “Behind The Scenes” look at the commercial, and asked a few of the athletes who they’d hit with a snowball, given the chance. Green’s answer? A University of Michigan fan. Check it out:This isn’t the first time Green has expressed his dislike for the Wolverines. If you’re interested, here’s the actual commercial – it’s actually very cool.
“We have to do everything we can to encourage individuals that have faced sexual harassment or violence or discrimination generally to come forward and tell of their lived experiences. We have to continue that conversation,” Wilson-Raybould said, adding that the Time acknowledgement was “fantastic.”READ MORE Advertisement The outcry against sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry and beyond is loudly declaring that “the status quo isn’t good enough. We can do better,” according to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.Wilson-Raybould gave the keynote speech Wednesday at the #AfterMeToo symposium, which brought together members of the Canadian film and TV community, sexual violence researchers, psychologists, justice system experts and activists in Toronto to discuss practical ways to combat pervasive sexual harassment, assault and abuse.That the event — the conclusion of two days of talks — took place on both the anniversary of the École Polytechnique shooting and the day Time magazine bestowed its Person of the Year title on the “Silence Breakers” behind the #MeToo movement wasn’t lost on attendees. Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The lead organizers of the #AfterMeToo symposium, from left, filmmaker Aisling Chin-Yee, actor-producer Freya Ravensbergen and actor Mia Kirshner, speak at the event in Toronto on Wednesday. (CBC) Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement
APTN National NewsA group of residential school survivors were in a Toronto courtroom on Tuesday.Students who attended the St. Anne’s Residential School on the James Bay coast are fighting for the release of documents.They’re from an Ontario Provincial Police investigation in the 1990s.Survivors say those documents confirm their claims of abuse.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has the story
MONTREAL – Air Canada’s decision to label Taiwan’s capital as being part of China has nothing to do with the joint venture with a Chinese national carrier that was signed Wednesday, says chief executive Calin Rovinescu.Discussions about closer co-operation have been going on for years, long before Air Canada changed its reference to Taipei on its website after the Chinese government wrote to several airlines and western companies seeking the change.“One’s got nothing to do with the other,” Rovinescu has been quoted telling reporters following the signing ceremony in Beijing.“I’m not getting into Taipei. Today is not a day for discussions on Taipei,” he said.It’s inconceivable that Air Canada’s change of approach to Taiwan has nothing to do with the joint venture to a country that is a key part of the airline’s growth strategy, said Charles Chang, president of the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce of British Columbia.“They can’t withstand the pressure of not making a lot of money because with this deal they’re making a lot of money,” he said from Vancouver.Chang said he’s also not pleased that unlike the U.S. government, Canada hasn’t been unwilling to denounce China’s move, saying instead that it won’t intervene in what it calls a business policy.“I’m very disappointed because I’m a Canadian. Not only am I Taiwanese, I’m also Canadian.”In a letter of protest sent to Air Canada last month, Chang said listing Taipei with a CN country code signifying China is not correct and misleading to travellers.“Although officially Taiwan is the Republic of China, however as a separate political entity it is internationally referring to as TW, TWN or just Taiwan,” he wrote.Chang has said the airline could face a boycott from Taiwanese travellers on a route between Vancouver and Taipei that was started last June.Air Canada’s joint venture with Air China is expected to be phased in over the next six months.It said the agreement deepens a long-standing partnership and provides customers with benefits including range of flights, fare options, flight schedules, joint sales including corporate and marketing programs, aligned frequent flyer privileges and an overall enhanced travel experience.The airlines expanded a code-share agreement in May and implemented an expanded reciprocal lounge agreement for customers in December last year.The new arrangement comes as China is set to become the world’s largest aviation market by 2022.“Having served China for more than 30 years, and as demonstrated by Air Canada’s average annual capacity growth of 12.5 per cent over five years and the $2 billion of aircraft assets currently committed on routes between Canada and China, China is an integral part of our global network,” Rovinescu stated in a news release.Air China said its service to Canada has developed quickly and increased by nearly 18 per cent in 2017.Over the last two years China’s national carrier launched direct flights between Beijing and Montreal, while Air Canada started non-stop flights between Montreal and Shanghai.The two carriers now operate up to a total of 52 trans-Pacific flights per week between Canada and China from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal to and from Beijing and Shanghai.The joint venture solidifies a key alliance over a region of growing importance that has faced the impact of competitive pressures, said Canaccord Genuity analyst Doug Taylor.“We believe this will also serve to better rationalize the capacity between the two regions,” he wrote in a report.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:AC)
New Delhi: Over 90 per cent of first-time eligible voters are expected to vote in the upcoming elections, a Twitter India survey revealed on Wednesday. According to the Election Commission, nearly 1.5 crore first-time voters will exercise their franchise in the seven-phase election starting April 11. Twitter India said that seven in 10 first-time eligible voters in India believe that they are contributing to the public debate by posting on Twitter. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Nearly half (46 per cent) would actively engage with and raise concerns to the government on issues that affect them or their community, versus one-third (36 per cent) of those not on the platform. The survey was conducted as part of Twitter’s youth engagement initiative #PowerOf18. Nearly 54.6 per cent of those surveyed said they will use Twitter to gather support for a cause or movement, and 54.4 per cent will use the platform to express their opinion to be heard. Over 80 per cent said they will turn to social media to find out what’s happening in India and around the world. The study surveyed 1,602 youth aged 18-22 years old, comprising Twitter and non-Twitter users.
NEW DELHI: Traffic would be diverted near FerozShah Kotla ground during the IPL T-20 match between Delhi Capitals Vs Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.The religious function of Muslims Shab-e-Barat also falls on the same day hence necessary arrangements have been made on Delhi roads near the ground. The match starts from 8 pm to 11:30 pm on 20 April. Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate traffic arrangements for parking of vehicles, traffic circulation, pedestrians’ movement and safety of the visitors in and around the Stadium. Spectators are advised to use metro facility to reach the Stadium; Delhi Gate Metro Station (Gate No. 4 & 5) is the nearest to reach the Stadium. ITO Metro Station (Gate No. 3, 4 & 5) can also be used to reach the Stadium. People are requested to avoid the following roads from 4 pm to 11.30 pm on the match day respectively when the spectators would be coming to the stadium and congestion is expected at Rajghat to J.L.N. Marg, J.L.N. Marg from R/A Kamla Market to Raj Ghat, Asaf Ali Road from Turkman Gate to Delhi Gate, B.S.Z. Marg from Ram Charan Agarwal Chowk to Delhi Gate. Display of car parking label on windscreen is mandatory. Vehicle number must be written on the parking label. Those who do not display parking label with vehicle number will not be allowed in the proximity of the stadium, police said. Spectators using app-based taxi and other taxis should use the service lane on Ring Road between I.P. flyover and Rajghat crossing for drop and pickup.
The Football Association has fined Arsenal manager Unai Emery £8,000 after he accepted charges of improper conduct for kicking a bottle towards a Brighton fan.Emery was caught on camera kicking a bottle in the dugout in the latter stages of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.But he apologized after the game, saying: “I said to them [the supporter], apologies because I kick the bottle after a disappointing action for us in the last minutes,”“It wasn’t hard, but it touched one supporter for them. I said to them ‘I’m sorry’.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The Arsenal boss was then charged last week over the incident, and the FA on Monday issued a fine for his improper conduct.According to Sky Sports, the FA released a statement which read: “Arsenal Manager Unai Emery has been fined £8,000 after he admitted an FA improper conduct charge and accepted the standard penalty.“It concerned his conduct during the game against Brighton on 26 December 2018.”