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Richard Named Player of the Year, 10 Southland Players Named All-American

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first_imgSchwartz is a rare, four-time first-team All-American. The senior from Racine, Wis., was named the MVP of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational and was a member of the 2018 Southland Bowling League Championship All-Tournament Team. She posted five top-20 individual finishes this season. She separated herself from the pack this season by leading the NCAA in strike percentage (56 percent), traditional average (214.37) and filled frame percentage (89.6 percent). After earning a spot on five All-Tournament teams throughout the regular season, the decorated senior earned Southland Bowling League Championship MVP. The Southland Bowling League also registered leaders in four different statistical categories in the 2017-18 season. Schwartz led the nation in baker frame average (21.363) while Richard led in traditional frame average (21.437) and strike percentage (56.0). Bulanova ranked first in baker double percentage with 58.21. Honorable Mention Kaitlyn Eder, Louisiana Tech Jaqueline Evans, Monmouth Olivia Farwell, DuquesneRebecca Gotterbarn, NY AdelphiMadison McCall, Tulane Alexis Neuer, Delaware StateMichelle Ng, Tulane Lauren Pate, McKendreeTaylor Russell, Alabama BirminghamStephanie Zavala, Sam Houston State The third team consists of Taylor Bailey (McKendree), Kelly Belzeski (Nebraska), Jessica Mellott (McKendree), Kristin Quah (Vanderbilt) and Meghan Straub (Nebraska). 2017-18 NTCA All-Americans Coach of the Year Division I: Bill Straub NebraskaDivision II/III: Shannon O’Keefe McKendreeJoe Slowinski Lincoln Memorial Rookie of the YearDivision I: Kaitlyn Eder, Louisiana Tech Division II/III: Justine Brookover, Lincoln Memorial Third Team Taylor Bailey, McKendreeKelly Belzeski, NebraskaJessica Mellott, McKendreeKristin Quah, Vanderbilt Meghan Straub, Nebraska Player of the Year Division I:  Jordan Richard, Arkansas State Division II/III:  Breanna Clemmer, McKendree First Team Jordan Richard, Arkansas State Julia Bond, NebraskaBreanna Clemmer, McKendreeStephanie Schwartz, Stephen F. Austin Raquel Orozco, Nebraska The Tecumseh, Mich. native is concluding a dominating career that has seen her win the Division II/III Player of the Year Award as a freshman at Central Missouri before claiming the honor again last season as a junior. TEAM CATEGORIESWin-Loss Percentage: Nebraska, 88.89% (96-12)Baker Double %: Nebraska, 50.31%Strike %: McKendree, 50.20%Traditional Frame Average: Nebraska, 20.781Baker Frame Average: McKendree, 20.282Single-Pin Spare Conversion %: McKendree, 91.57%Spare %: McKendree, 73.79% Richard heads the five-woman first team that includes Julia Bond and Raquel Orozco of Nebraska, Stephanie Schwartz of Stephen F. Austin and Breanna Clemmer of McKendree. NTCA All-America Release | NTCA Statistical Leaders ReleaseST. LOUIS, Mo. – Arkansas State’s Jordan Richard was named the Division I Player of the Year for the second year in a row, the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) announced Wednesday. The Southland Bowling League garnered 10 total selections to the NTCA All-America Team. The NTCA second team includes Maria Bulanova (Vanderbilt), Karsyn Lukosius (Fairleigh Dickinson), Amanda Nardiello (Sacred Heart), Haley Richard (Arkansas State) and Sarah Wille (McKendree). Second TeamMaria Bulanova, Vanderbilt Karsyn Lukosius, Fairleigh DickinsonAmanda Nardiello, Sacred HeartHaley Richard, Arkansas State Sarah Wille, McKendree Louisiana Tech’s Kaitlyn Eder, was named the Rookie of the Year for Division I. The first year Lady Techster led all freshmen in overall average. INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIESBaker Frame Average: Stephanie Schwartz, Stephen F Austin, 21.363 Traditional Frame Average: Jordan Richard, Arkansas State, 21.437 Strike %: Jordan Richard, Arkansas State, 56.0% Baker Double %: Maria Bulanova, Vanderbilt, 58.21% Single-Pin Conversion %: Kelly Belzeski Nebraska, 96.5%Overall Spare Conversion %: Kelly Belzeski Nebraska, 78.7%last_img read more

Hurricanes rack up 61 points in win over Cheetahs

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first_imgTeaming up with midfield accomplice Ngani Laumape, Aso crossed once in the first half and twice after the break in the nine-try rout at Wellington Regional Stadium, the home side’s biggest winning margin over the South Africans.Vaea Fifita, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Ben Lam and Leni Apisai also crossed for the Hurricanes, who were back to their enterprising best after being humbled by the competition-leading Canterbury Crusaders last week.The Cheetahs slumped to their ninth loss of the season, three years after a 60-27 hammering in their previous meeting in Wellington.The Hurricanes dominated early but were unable to convert their possession and territory into points until two lapses of concentration from the visitors gifted the home side two tries in as many minutes.The Cheetahs were first guilty of botching a 22-metre drop-out and as the ball bounced around in front of the posts, lock Fifita pounced on a loose pass to canter over for the opening try.The lead was stretched to 14-0 in the 20th minute when a quickly taken lineout by scrumhalf Perenara left the Cheetahs disorganised at the back before quick hands put Aso clear for his first try.The Cheetahs responded five minutes later when flyhalf Fred Zeilinga finished off a sweeping move from a lineout to score under the posts.The Cheetahs did well to keep the Hurricanes at bay for the remainder of the half until loose forward Savea rumbled over from a driving maul on the stroke of halftime.The floodgates opened wide after the break as Perenara and Aso crossed for two tries in two minutes.The forwards rumbled prop Toomaga-Allen over near the posts for the fifth try in the 57th minute.Five minutes later, a line-break from deep in defence by Laumape put Aso over for his third try as the centre ran onto to his team mate’s kick and charged away.Brad Shields carried the ball to halfway, dishing off to replacement back Lam who bolted over for the Hurricanes’ eighth try in the 70th minute before Apisai completed the Cheetahs’ humiliation four minutes later by crossing for the ninth. Photo: PhotoSport Hurricanes’ Vince Aso celebrates his try with team mates Julian Savea (R and Ardie Savea (L) during the Hurricanes vs Cheetahs Super Rugby match in Wellington.last_img read more

Fallen powers Manchester United, Chelsea slip further in English Premier League

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first_img United had dictated the pace of the game, showcasing a newly discovered vigour and passing precision, but only scored in the 61st minute. It was a passage of play that demonstrated the potential in Louis van Gaal’s side. The build-up involved interplay between Juan Mata and Anthony Martial. Then Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s cross was teed up by Wayne Rooney for Jesse Lingard to volley on the turn into the net. “We continued with our good, attacking football,” said Van Gaal, whose side held Chelsea 0-0 at home in December. “We have created a lot of chances here at Chelsea. It’s a nasty away game, I think, and one that’s not so easy. “The last few years Manchester United haven’t won here, so it’s not an easy match and we took the lead with a fantastic goal. A fantastic cross also. Then you can control the game, but in the last quarter we gave it away.” On the south coast, though, Arsenal emerged from their January slump. Arsenal had failed to win in four league games and not scored in three of them until travelling to Bournemouth. Mesut Ozil scored his first goal since December’s reverse fixture against Bournemouth and within 90 seconds Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ended a 17-month league goal drought. “We had four games without a win when you play at the top that’s a long period, so your confidence drops a little bit,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal moved behind second-place north London rivals Tottenham on goal difference. Coming up for Arsenal next Sunday is a home match against Leicester, the surprise leaders which sent Manchester City tumbling to fourth by winning their encounter 3-1 on Saturday. “Leicester running away and us playing them next week, (makes) the game interesting,” Wenger said. “It was very important for us to win today.” FRESH VIGOUR LONDON (AP): A second stalemate of the season between Chelsea and Manchester United saw the fallen powers slip further from relevance in this unusual Premier League season. The 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge did little to help either team yesterday, which began with Arsenal beating Bournemouth 2-0 to rise to third. United remain lodged in fifth and the gap to the fourth Champions League place has grown to six points. Chelsea remain in the lower reaches of the standings – 13th – closer to the relegation zone than their usual place among the top four elite. The one positive for Chelsea is that the ailing champions remain unbeaten since Guus Hiddink was brought in as manager until the end of the season in December to replace the fired Jose Mourinho. The Blues left it late to rescue a point against United. The game had entered stoppage time when Cesc Fabregas threaded a pass beyond a slipping Daley Blind to Diego Costa, who rounded goalkeeper David De Gea before netting the equaliser.last_img read more

Mayweather ‘adopts’ panda, names it after himself

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first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “TMT” is Mayweather’s brand, short for “The Money Team”, a nod to the vast wealth he accrued boxing and now regularly flaunts.Mayweather retired for a second time this year after stopping MMA star Conor McGregor to improve his record to 50-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkChengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding showed pictures of the visiting Mayweather admiring and feeding his panda an apple and taking a selfie.His adopted panda was born in July 2016 and was previously called “Maodou”, or soy bean. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Austria credits players for Coach of Year award: I won’t be here if not for them This picture taken on November 30, 2017 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather posing for a selfie by a panda enclosure as he visits the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.Floyd Mayweather displayed his softer side as he adopted a baby giant panda in China — and promptly renamed it “TMT Floyd Mayweather”. / AFP PHOTO / – / China OUTHe hardly has a reputation as the cuddly type, but Floyd Mayweather displayed his softer side as he adopted a baby giant panda in China — and promptly renamed it “TMT Floyd Mayweather”.The 40-year-old American boxing star will, however, have to leave the panda at its home in southwest China and the 100,000 yuan ($15,000) adoption fee paid by him and another sponsor will go to the research centre where it lives.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather’s donation allows him to visit the panda and have it called by the name he wishes for a year, as well as receive greeting cards “from” the animal.Mayweather is on a tour of China that is taking in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau.He has not made clear the trip’s purpose but implied on Instagram that he was being paid.“Coming here with 23 people has been a great experience and it doesn’t hurt to get paid $3,000,000 to simply visit and vacation here in luxury for a few days,” Mayweather said in a posting this week that accompanied a photo of him on the Great Wall.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Arum open to Pacquiao-Matthysse but not in April

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – This file photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows boxing promoter Bob Arum gesturing while speaking at a press conference for boxers Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTOTop Rank chief Bob Arum is open to the possibility of making a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse of Argentina happen.Just don’t expect it to happen soon with Arum planning to pit Pacquiao against a different opponent in Mike Alvarado for the Filipino boxing icon’s scheduled ring return on April 14. Alvarado is also promoted by Top Rank.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Gold drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program MOST READ The 39-year-old Pacquiao then, added fuel to Matthysse’s comments in a interview with the Manila Bulletin a week ago.“I want Matthysse,” Pacquiao told the Manila Bulletin. “This is the fight that I like… a fight fans would also like to see. I can fight in April or even May.”Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) hasn’t fought since yielding the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision last July in Brisbane, Australia.If the fight eventually comes to fruition later in the year, it promises to be no cakewalk for Pacquiao with the 35-year-old Matthyse armed with knockout power, having won 36 of his 44 fights by stoppage against four losses.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award READ: Pacquiao wants Matthysse; Arum picks AlvaradoIn an interview with BoxingScene.com, Arum said a Pacquiao-Matthysse bout is “something that he’s willing to explore in the future,” according to the story.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Well, [it wasn’t possible to do next] because nobody’s ever talked to Matthysse, about whether he’s ready [to even fight in April]. I think some writer asked [Pacquiao] if he’d want to fight, and he said ‘yes,’” Arum explained in a separate interview. “Would he fight Matthysse down the road? Why not? But we were up against a deadline in April, so at that point not having talked to the opponent, it was a non-starter.”The potential duel surfaced after Matthysse called out Pacquiao among the top fighters he want to face this year following his eighth-round knockout of Tewa Kiram of Thailand last month at The Forum in Los Angeles where he won the WBA “regular” welterweight belt. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Junior ranks within the GPF continue to be discriminated against and mistreated

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first_imgDear Editor,“The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe“Be nice to people on your way up, because you might meet them again on your way back down” – Wilson MiznerAs we approach the 20s, and as the Guyana Police Force continues to boast about the many changes throughout the organisation, I can safely say that little or no change has been made, based on what I have seen throughout my two plus years of service within the Force; especially as it relates to the treatment of junior ranks, which make up approximately 80% of the Force.Let me first start by saying that during my stint at the Tactical Services Unit, one of the very few departments that are always complaining about shortage of ranks, while stationed there, I was heading to work in my personal attire, henceforth changed over to the Police attire. All of this was done before my working time.Before this could have happened, a very senior officer saw me walking into the compound in my personal attire, and within seconds I heard, “Police, where you going with that f#8king tight pants, like yuh is a bird or wah?” I responded to the officer and said that I am here very early, hence I would have enough time to change over. I also said, “Why would you want to ask me if I ‘is a bird?’ That doesn’t concern you.’A few days later, I was charged and put on one-week CB and drills, which were being used as a punishment for defaulting ranks. I did the drills as required for 8-plus hours, and also I was being made to work another 12 hours. Now, that is a breach of my human rights and the Labour and Public Service Acts; I am asking all the relevant authorities, including the Commissioner of Police (ag), to look into this matter and also the ranks’ welfare.During that time, I was mistreated and was deliberately relieved very late after meal hours. I could see that they wanted me to miss the meal hours, and also no time was given for me to go and purchase something to eat.These senior officers, probably because they are senior, or maybe it is the culture of the Force, continue to talk to, and abuse, junior ranks with many expletives, and also take very swift action to degrade us.It must stop. Times are changing, and we need to adapt. If persons are accustomed to bell bottom pants or skinny fitted jeans, then leave every man to his own personal order.I have seen junior ranks being abused until they can’t take it anymore. Some of them cried it off, some of them were strong, some of them were weak, and many of them withdrew their services legally or illegally.We cannot be chasing our ranks and then complain about shortage. Have we questioned why our wastage for the year thus far is some 70 plus persons, who either legally or illegally withdrew?The hurtful part is: it is as if we are locked down. This is because we don’t have anyone to talk to, because the Guyana Police Association, which represents ¾ of the Force’s population, is being chaired by and Inspector, and that person cannot instruct, write or speak to any seniors. The Guyana Association of Women Police, which is supposed to be looking into the welfare of the female ranks, is busy planning fund-raising activities and trips around the world, probably to buy new clothes, bags and watches, and maybe shoes.Moreover, the Police Welfare Officer cannot do anything, because the office is there but the rank isn’t. That officer is deemed a junior officer, and cannot instruct, speak or write a senior officer.Let me end by stating that there is a saying in the Force: “Senior officers don’t go against each other”. Now, who do we turn to for help? What can be done? Will we always be like this? If yes, then this leaves much to be desired, and the Force will always remain one way as it relates to junior ranks’ welfare.Yours sincerely,Concerned PoliceConstablelast_img read more

Bids received for upgrade of zoo

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first_imgGuyana’s lone Zoological Park, located within the Botanical Gardens on Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, will be upgraded soon with bids in excess of $5 million already received to kickstart the project.At the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) on Tuesday, three bids were received to the tune of $5 million, while another firm requested over $6 million to have the project completed.This aspect of the job would see repairs being conducted to rehabilitate enclosures and exhibits for birds within the park.The bids received were as follows: JPM’s General Construction, $6.2 million; Fiffe Building, $5.7 million; W Rasheed Service, $5.3 million and RP Construction Agency, $5.4 million. The engineer estimated the project to cost $5.4 million.This project was retendered under the Department of Environment, Ministry of the Presidency after no bids were received on July 23, when the project first came up at the Tender Board.Several notices were published in the newspapers prior to that bidding process, however, no contractors expressed their interest.The Zoological Park is long overdue a facelift.The zoo has been in quite a state for some time now. Many were excited by the news of the rehabilitation, which would hopefully help to restore the zoo to its former glory.Former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who had the responsibility for Guyana’s tourism, had announced plans to construct a safari-type facility for the remaining animals back in March of this year.According to him, the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission (GWCMC) was considering this type of structure for the animals.However, the contract which will be signed soon could put contractors at risk, given that moves made by the caretaker Government following the successful passage of the No-Confidence Motion, are dubbed “illegal”.Only recently, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) said that the uncertain footing of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) Government has put Private Sector contracts with the State at risk.The PSC had slammed the behaviour of President David Granger and his Government, who despite being toppled by a No-Confidence Motion, have been criticised for seeming reluctant to go to the polls and comply with the Constitution and Court rulings.“It is the Private Sector’s view that the President, by his behaviour, has put at risk all Private Sector entities and other organisations made subject to contracts and any other action authorised by the Cabinet, by presuming them to be legal. The Private Sector Commission has, therefore, advised its members to seek legal advice in this regard,” the Commission stated.last_img read more

Works begin on deplorable Lethem road

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first_img…light vehicles, rations allowed to pass…fuel to be available todayThe deplorable “road” leading to Region Nine (Upper Takutu–Upper Essequibo) has reportedly resulted in a fuel shortage at Lethem, but efforts are now underway to fix the trail.Lethem residents and minibus operators plying the Lethem–Georgetown route have of recent been calling on the authorities to repair the road. The operators have complained bitterly about the state of the road, contending that it is plagued with humongous potholes and broken and washed away bridges.Contractors working Saturday morning to repair the deplorable road on the Linden-Lethem trailOver the past few days, the stretch of road at an area called ‘Hunt Oil’ in the vicinity of the Lethem-Kurupukari roadway in North Rupununi has been flooded and rendered impassable, resulting in several heavy-duty vehicles such as fuel trucks being stranded, causing Lethem to face a shortage of gasoline.Guyana Times was told that the Macedo and Lammy fuel stations have been without gasoline for now several days, while the Takutu Gas Station sold its last bit of fuel on Friday. This shortage causes a major loss of revenue for the Region, since vehicle owners are going over to neighbouring Brazil to fuel up.However, even then, the burden has increased on vehicle owners, since they are forced to pay some $125 more per litre over the border in Brazil than the cost here.This newspaper understands that Regional Contractor JR Ranch commenced remedial works on the Hunt Oil stretch of road on Friday afternoon, and is expected to fully complete the works by Monday latest. It has been reported that in the meanwhile the contractor has rendered assistance to some of the stranded commuters plying the route.Guyana Times was told that as at Saturday midday, the contractor was able to partially repair the road and make it passable, but only to light vehicles. This publication was told by sources in the region that just before midday on Saturday, trucks laden with ration and other commodities crossed the road at Hunt Oil Stretch and arrived in Lethem.While it is unclear whether the road would be re-opened to heavy vehicular traffic during this weekend, sources say the fuel tankers that were stranded in Annai were expected to cross over into Lethem at sometime on Saturday evening.Rambarran, who is renting the Macedo Gas Station, one of the facilities that were forced to close down operations after running out of fuel, had indicated that gasoline will be made available for sale today.last_img read more

Burger King pulls World Cup ad promoting sex with players

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first_img“As part of its social responsibility (campaign), Burger King is offering a reward to women who get impregnated by football stars,” said Burger King.“Every woman will get three million rubles (around $45,000) and a lifetime’s supply of Whopper burgers. Women who manage to get the best football genes will ensure Russia’s success in future generations.”The post ended with a call: “Go ahead! We believe in you!”Burger King removed the ad and tried to make amends after a furore erupted on social media and in international media.“We apologise for our statement. It turned out to be too offensive,” Burger King said.The ad appeared to be ineptly trying to poke fun at an infamatory statement by a lawmakers who urged women not to have sex with foreign fans.A Communist Party parliamentarian, Tamara Pletneva, told a radio station that the World Cup could leave Russian women raising children “of another race”.Pletneva said the 1980 Moscow Olympics had led to some local women having then-rare relationships with foreigners and falling pregnant.“It’s the children who suffer… and have suffered since the Soviet era. It’s lucky if they’re the same race (as the mother) but if they’re of another race, it’s worse.”The Kremlin quickly distanced itself from Pletneva’s remarks.“Russian women can probably manage their own affairs. They are the best women in the world,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.Russia was sealed off from much of the world during the Soviet era and remains a deeply conservative society to this day.Its complexion has changed markedly with the influx of hundreds of thousands of fans of the 32 nations taking part in the month-long World Cup.Burger King’s big rival McDonald’s is one of the World Cup’s sponsors but companies of all stripes are trying to cash in on the most watched event in the world.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Burger King has pulled an ad offering free burgers to Russian women who get impregnated by foreigners footballers during the World Cup© AFP Ozan KOSEMOSCOW, Russia, June 21 – Burger King has apologised for an online ad offering burgers to Russian women who get impregnated by football players during the World Cup the country is hosting until July 15.The promotion on the global fast food chain’s account on VK — a local rival of Facebook — suggested Russia could benefit from some good “football genes”.last_img read more

Phillips focused on QPR despite West Brom rumours

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first_img1 QPR midfielder Matt Phillips is focused solely on the Championship club despite fumbling advances from West Brom boss Tony Pulis.The Baggies manager, who usually prides himself on conducting transfer dealings privately, has surprisingly spelled out his desire to sign the winger but refused to match Rangers’ valuation.It could be perceived as a move to unsettle Phillips and agitate the former Blackpool man toward forcing a transfer through  but, if it is, it isn’t working.“I’m a QPR player and as you can see from the way I finished last season and the work I’ve done since, I am giving 100%,” Phillips told qpr.co.uk“I’ll give everything until I’m told otherwise.“I’m fully focused on getting through this pre-season and giving everything for the club.” Matt Phillips in action for QPR last_img read more