The DFB had launched their investigation into the players’ tributes following guidelines from the sport’s lawmakers, the International Football Association Board.IFAB bans players from showing “any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images”.However, pointing to its own anti-racism campaigns, FIFA intimated before Infantino’s comments that no action should necessarily be taken against Sancho, Hakimi or McKennie.“The application of the laws of the game approved by the IFAB is left for the competitions organisers which should use common sense and have in consideration the context surrounding the events,” FIFA saidFloyd’s death after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes has sparked eight days of protests in US cities, some of which have turned violent amid accusations of further police brutality used against demonstrators.Standoffs between police and protestors stretched into the night in cities from New York to Los Angeles, even though there were fewer reports of the looting and violence from previous nights.There has also been fierce reaction from sports figures in the USA and elsewhere, with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton on Tuesday saying that he was “completely overcome with rage at the sight of such blatant disregard for the lives of our (black) people”.Basketball legend Michael Jordan said he was “plain angry” at what he called “ingrained racism” in the United States.Teenage tennis star Coco Gauff asked a simple question in an Instagram post: “Am I next?”Share on: WhatsApp Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bundesliga players including Jadon Sancho who staged protests during matches following the death of black American man George Floyd will not be punished, the German Football Federation said on Wednesday.In a statement, the DFB said “no action” would be taken against Borussia Dortmund players Sancho and Achraf Hakimi, Schalke’s US midfielder Weston McKennie and Borussia Moenchengladbach’s French forward Marcus Thuram for “their symbols of solidarity”.“This line will also be taken should further players make demonstrations on racism and the death of Floyd over the course of upcoming matchdays,” the DFB added.After scoring in Dortmund’s win at Paderborn on Sunday, England winger Sancho lifted his shirt to reveal the message “Justice for George Floyd”. He was booked, but for lifting his shirt over his head rather than for the message.Hakimi and McKennie expressed similar calls for justice, while Frenchman Thuram, the son of World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, took a knee after scoring for Gladbach in memory of Floyd, echoing similar protests against police brutality started by NFL player Colin Kaepernick in 2016.“I welcome the far-sighted decision from the DFB’s control body and am very pleased with it,” said DFB chief Fritz Keller.“The DFB is opposed to all forms of racism, discrimination and violence, and stands for tolerance, openness and diversity.”– ‘Players merit applause’ –On Tuesday, FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said that players demanding justice for Floyd should be applauded.
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityTen incoming Saint Martin’s University first-year students have been selected to serve as the ninth cohort of Benedictine Scholars.The group includes Kip Angaiak (Fairbanks, Alaska), Colton Corrales (Vancouver, Wash.), Chalise King (Pasco, Wash.), Erin Luong (Boise, Idaho), Jessica Mcneil (Honolulu, Hawaii), Erica Moody (Battle Ground, Wash.), Sarah Niemi (Yakima, Wash.), Riley Phelps (Yelm, Wash.), Mark Wood (Bothell, Wash.), and Malia Pinder (Eugene, Ore.).The mission of the Benedictine Scholars Program, which started in 2012, is to promote a deeper understanding of the Catholic, Benedictine values and heritage that define Saint Martin’s University. The selected individuals will serve as ambassadors, both within the University and outside the campus, promoting the core values of the institution – faith, reason, service and community.Benedictine Scholars serve their communities, meet in small groups and will work on a project of their own choosing.Last year the Benedictine Scholars cohorts organized the Saint’s Martin’s Lantern prayer service and parade on Saint Martin’s Day.Additional projects completed by recent Benedictine Scholars have included the restoration and re-installation of the Stations of the Cross throughout the Saint Martin’s campus, the creation of a large Saint Martin’s-themed mural, assisting with hosting service opportunities for students and preserving historical documents for the monastic community.Through the program’s service-learning component, the Benedictine Scholars will engage in 60 hours of service in the wider community. They will then integrate the service experience into academic exploration in special courses and reflect on the experience with their Scholar community. Scholars also volunteer for Saint Martin’s events such as Open Houses, the Gala and Commencement.Assistant professor of civil engineering Floraliza Bornasal, Ph.D., will serve as the faculty advisor for the Benedictine Scholars program, while director of campus ministry Colleen Dunne, M.Div., will be the staff advisor for the Benedictine Scholars program.“I am excited to be working with this new cohort and am thankful for their commitment to Saint Martin’s University,” Dunne said. “The scholars program is a group of students that I enjoy working with and brings an important sense of community to the campus.”Faculty and staff members representing numerous departments throughout the University evaluated more than 189 candidates for the Benedictine Scholars program. Those selected are typically students whose academic records are matched by their leadership experiences, their contributions to the life of their school or faith communities and their service to individuals and groups. Each scholar selected for the honor receives $10,000 to $40,000 in total scholarship support per year, renewable for four years of study.The ninth cohort of Benedictine Scholars are:Kip Angaiak, Fairbanks, Alaska, who is graduating from Monroe Catholic Junior-Senior High School and will major in Communication StudiesColton Corrales, Vancouver, Wash., who is graduating from Mountain View High School and will major in Literary StudiesChalise King, Pasco, Wash., who is a Chiawana High School Graduate and will be a Criminal Justice majorErin Luong, Boise, Idaho, who is graduating from Borah High School and will major in BiologyJessica Mcneil, Honolulu, Hawaii, who is graduating from Kapolei High School and will major in EducationErica Moody, Battle Ground, Wash., who is graduating from Battle Ground High school and will major in NursingSarah Niemi, Yakima, Wash., who is graduating from La Salle High School and will major in Elementary EducationRiley Phelps, Yelm, Wash., who is graduating from Yelm High School and will be majoring in Mechanical EngineeringMark Wood, Bothell, Wash., who is graduating from North Creek High School and will be a Biology majorMalia Pinder, Eugene, Ore., who is graduating from Winston Churchill High School and will be majoring in Business AdministrationSaint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors, 11 master’s programs, one doctorate program and five certificate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
However, the weekend didn’t start off well for the Leafs losing 4-2 to the Wildcats. The loss represented the first setback of the season for the Leafs.But the Leafs were able to rebound in the next contest, dumping Trail 4-1.Sunday morning, Nelson continued the run, edging Spokane Chiefs 3-2 in a semi final thriller setting the stage for the rematch against the Cats.The team includes coaches Greg Andrusak (Head Coach), Sandy Boyd (Trainer), Shandy Mowery (Asst Coach), Pete Quinn (Asst Coach) and Lisa Quinn (Manager).The players are, Pax Arrowsmith, Ethan Bennett, Seamus Boyd, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson, Dylan Mowery, Matt Erickson, Bryce Sookro, Mason Scott, Andrew Brabender, Nolan Dergousoff, Callum Cutler, Noah Quinn, Amran Bhabra, Kelton Forte and Rhett Hamilton. Add another banner to the walls of the NDCC Arena.The Nelson Atom A Leafs shutout PW Wildcats 5-0 to capture the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom Championship Sunday in Fruitvale.
Kemal Malcolm’s most productive goalscoring form in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) could land him a much coveted contract with a foreign club.The Arnett Gardens representative, who has so far scored 10 goals this season to be third on the goalscoring table behind leaders Dino Williams with 14 and Cory Burke 12, is being eyed by Salvadorean First Division club Pasaquina.”There is an offer coming for me but nothing is sealed yet. My focus is with Arnett Gardens now, but when I put pen to paper with any other team, then I can say whatever,” the former St George’s College Manning Cup star confirmed with The Gleaner on Sunday.Then, he netted the winner for his team in a 2-1 success over Waterhouse in the Red Stripe Premier League.For Malcolm, who had a short spell on the US College circuit after leaving St George’s, this opportunity will represent the realisation of a dream.”It is a wonderful feeling. I am overwhelmed because as a youngster, my aim was always to play professionally overseas, so to get an offer to play overseas makes me very grateful and very happy. That shows that something is going on with me, that I am doing something good,” the lightning-quick attacker said.The opportunity, Malcolm said, was facilitated by his former teammate, McKaully Tulloch.”This opportunity came about because of my friend, McKaully Tulloch. He hooked me up with his agent and the agent made some clippings of me with the goals that I have scored so far this season, and a few teams were interested. Pasaquina was one of them,” he explained.Malcolm said he is satisfied with what Pasaquina has put on the table, but the only stumbling block to this move could be the value placed on him by Arnett Gardens.”I think Arnett Gardens will want something for me, and that is where the problem is going to be if there will be one. Because of the fact that I am scoring frequently now, they would not want to let me go,” he reasoned.With the Salvadorean league set to kick off in the middle of this month, Malcolm is hoping that things are sorted out quickly.
Joe Hart will not be guaranteed a starting spot despite being restored to the Manchester City line-up for their win at Fulham.The England goalkeeper was recalled by boss Manuel Pellegrini for his first Premier League game since City’s defeat at Chelsea on October 27.Pellegrini said Hart’s display at Craven Cottage, when he twice denied Fulham’s Adel Taarabt, would keep him in the side for now but warned there were no guaranteed spots for any of his star-studded squad.The City manager said: “Joe deserved to play today and at the moment he deserves to continue.“When [Costel] Pantilimon started, I spoke with Joe and he understood perfectly that he was not in a good moment.“But he’s been working hard and I thought he deserved another opportunity.“He did well but we will see what happens every match.“We have a squad and as a manager I have to make a decision every week as to who will play, not only Joe Hart.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The St. Bernard’s girls rediscovered their form and improved to 4-0 in the Little 4 with a softball doubleheader sweep over South Fork in Eureka Wednesday.The two games were moved forward due to the expected rain this weekend with the Crusaders winning 21-0 and 17-6.Ally Del Grande pitched the win in the opener, holding the visitors to two hits, while at the plate Salina Socha-Wright was 4-for-5 with four RBIs.Teammate Josie Peterson also had a big game, finishing with two hits and five …
15 April 2008Sub-Saharan Africa experienced one of its highest growth rates in decades in 2007, with real gross domestic product (GDP) expanding by about 6.5% as a result of growing production from oil exporters and rising domestic investment and productivity across the region, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest regional outlook.“The growth was supported by successes in stabilizing economies and implementing structural reforms,” the IMF said in a statement last week. “Solid global demand for commodities, greater flows of capital to Africa, and debt relief has helped increase resources and lift growth.”According to the organisation, growth in sub-Saharan should again average about 6.5% in 2008, but with a widening gap in economic growth between oil exporters and oil importers.In addition, higher food and energy prices are expected to push regional inflation up slightly to about 8.5% this year.The IMF pointed out, however, that the region was better placed to withstand a worsening global environment as compared to the 1990s, with many countries in the region being less exposed to shifts in global economic conditions.“Smaller current account and fiscal deficits, lower inflation, reduced debt, increased foreign reserves, and strengthened policy frameworks have all helped make the region more resilient to external shocks,” the IMF said.External risksWith the global economy slowing down, global financial markets becoming unsettled and oil prices having risen to record highs, the IMF said that the external environment had nonetheless become unfavourable, increasing risk during 2008.“This marks a shift from recent years, when demand for sub-Saharan African exports was healthy, and nonfuel commodity prices were growing at double digits,” the IMF said. “Rising oil and food prices pose increasing challenges to many countries and risks to the inflation outlook.”The IMF warned that the exports of sub-Saharan Africa would be affected if high oil prices were accompanied by a pronounced slowdown in the global economy, resulting in weaker non-oil commodity prices.Also, while African markets have so far shown limited reaction to continuing turbulence in global financial markets, a reversal of portfolio flows could reduce external financing and hurt growth in a few countries.“In light of these risks, there is about a one-in-five chance in 2008 that growth in sub-Saharan Africa will fall to less than 5%,” the IMF said.Internal risksThe IMF pointed out that internal risks had also increased in some regions, with post-election violence in Kenya and unrest in Chad also affecting neighbouring countries and leading to food shortages and price hikes in some instances.The main medium-term challenge for sub-Saharan Africa was to accelerate growth and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), because while a growing number of countries enjoyed robust growth, only a few sub-Saharan African countries seem well positioned to halve poverty by 2015.Notwithstanding the improvement in economic growth since the mid-1990s, real per capita income was about the same as in the mid-1970s, the IMF said, pointing out that sustained per capita growth was necessary for the poverty rates in the region to drop.“In sum, while the recent improved economic performance in sub-Saharan Africa is encouraging, the region has a lot of catching up to do if it is to achieve the MDGs,” the IMF said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer & Man Utd job: Why he’d be no caretaker at Man Cityby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: Eleven years. Eleven years he’s been at it. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and this coaching career of his. This Manchester United move has been eleven years in the making.It may come as a surprise for some. Particularly his ex-teammates. But for Solskjaer, there was a career before Cardiff City. And even more significantly, there has been one after it. Yet despite the consecutive victories. The eight goals. The football. The excitement. The simple lift Solskjaer has given everyone connected to the club. The prospect of the Norwegian being rewarded a long-term contract by United remains remote. Well, that is, at least according to those who would regard themselves as Solskjaer’s peers.None of them could rattle off his record pre- and post- Cardiff. The two titles with Molde. The European football. Achievements never before seen in their 107 year history. Then there’s the work that has established him as a manager. His approach to the transfer market. His development of young players. And his transformation of Norwegian football – breaking away from the school of Egil ‘Drillo’ Olsen, the former Wimbledon manager. Indeed, it’s now reached the point where Solskjaer has expressed openly about the national team returning to Drillo’s approach, believing the robust style of game suits the current generation more than the football that he actively pushed in his first spell at Molde.And for all that, there is also the fight-back. The post- Cardiff experience. Learning where he went wrong. Rebuilding his reputation. His self belief. And the belief of those around him. A run to the knockout phase of the Europa League. Consecutive second place finishes in the Eliteserien. Then an enquiry this year. Not from United – but from Malmo of Sweden. The rebuild, even before this dream opportunity, was complete. Need perspective? Gary Neville, who is simply one of many, doesn’t want his long time teammate to get the permanent job. His choice is Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager. The same Pochettino who was sacked after less than three seasons in charge at Espanyol. The one who really owes his career to the foresight and genius of Nicola Cortese, Southampton’s former mover and shaker. The Italian rolling the dice on a Pochettino with eight years less experience than the apparent gamble United have made in Solskjaer.If he was connected to Manchester City, they’d all be celebrating his return today. Solskjaer’s time away from United a mirror to the experience Patrick Vieira, now in charge of Nice, gained doing his apprenticeship at City. The only difference being, Solskjaer is now in the job he most coveted, while Vieira has had to go to France to take the next step in his career.So why can’t these past eleven years be regarded as Solskjaer’s apprenticeship? The hard yards? The peaks. The valleys. And all learning along the way? What is so different between what Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain rolled out for Vieira at City and what Solskjaer has done on his own during a decade away from the club?On Wednesday, after victory over Huddersfield, Solskjaer apologised for being late to the group of Norwegian reporters who have been shadowing him. The reason? He’d had an impromptu meeting with “the boss”. At 45, the same age as Solskjaer today, Sir Alex Ferguson took charge of United some 32 years ago. And unlike those in the media who played under him, he has kept up to date on Solskjaer’s progress since handing him the job of strikers coach 11 years ago. Ferguson’s recommendation wasn’t done on a whim. It wasn’t based on nostalgia or simple hope. Solskjaer was brought to the club because Sir Alex believed him the best candidate for the job.Nils Arne Eggen, Rosenborg’s legendary coach, had it nailed last week.The 15-time league title winner stating: “It was a surprise as they tend to go for the big name in both Europe and the world. But I know full well who is behind it. It’s probably my friend for many years, Mr. Ferguson. “He and I have a bit of the same thing about having a philosophy that is borne out by those who have lived by this philosophy.”Certainly, Solskjaer – like Ferguson – has the United ‘philosophy’, the DNA, coursing through him. And after 11 years on the training pitch, the education to mesh that DNA with his coaching know-how.The Norwegian deserves to be regarded as more than a stop-gap. His achievements through an eleven year apprenticeship is proof enough of that.
Liverpool striker Origi earns praise from Genk chief: The perfect squad playerby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenk technical director Dimitri de Conde believes that Liverpool have the perfect squad player in Divock Origi.The young striker may not be first choice at the Anfield club, but he is a key member of the squad.He proved his worth last season, scoring key goals for the team throughout the season.The 24-year-old scored two in the Champions League semi final second leg, and in the final against Tottenham.”He is a fantastic person,” Genk director de Conde said about Origi to the Mirror. “I played with his father Mike and he has the same respect for the game.”He puts so much effort in, he is a team player and, even though he doesn’t start every game, he is just as determined as every other player.”That is the perfect quality to have in your squad and that is why he deserved his chance in the Champions League last season and the reason that he scored in the final. He gives everything for the team.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say