Tottenham fans split over Y-word as nearly half want it used less or stopped

first_imgTOTTENHAM have surveyed 23,000 fans and discovered that almost half want the Y-word chanted less or banned completely.But 33 per cent of those who took part in the research admitted that they use the word regularly in a football context.1 Tottenham fans have been consulted over the use of the Y-wordCredit: PA:Empics SportThis is despite 94 per cent of people accepting that the word can be considered a racist term against a Jewish person.Twelve per cent of people taking part in the project admitted to using the word outside of a footballing context.The Premier League club shared the results from the survey on their website.Twenty-three per cent of supporters want the word to “be chanted less” on matchdays, with 22 per cent wanting it banned altogether.And the response from Spurs following the survey was a positive one.ZERO TOLERANCE APPROACHA statement reads: “We have always maintained that a reassessment of the use of the Y-word by Spurs fans can only take place effectively within an environment where there is also a zero tolerance approach taken towards real anti-Semitic abuse.”It is the responsibility of every club and the authorities to deal with this and take unequivocal action to stamp it out. We shall be urging stronger action be taken.”Sentiment around this term appears to be changing among the fanbase.”There is a recognition of the offence the Y-word can cause and that a footballing context alone does not justify its continued use.”We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and forward-thinking club and these findings indicate the awareness our fans have of current sensitivities and a willingness to reconsider the appropriateness of the continued use of this term.”Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerEleven per cent of the respondents were Jewish.The Y-word has been chanted in the stands during Spurs games since the 1970s, originally introduced to combat anti-semitism.Police started to crack down on the chanting in 2016, and have said they will arrest anyone caught using the Y-word.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City vs Leicester, Watford vs Man Utd and Spurs vs Chelsea scores this coming weekend and win £100last_img read more

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UAAP championship next on NU’s agenda

first_imgNational University, buoyed by its record nine-game sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference crown, will try to end more than six decades of a fruitless campaign in the women’s volleyball tournament of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.Coach Babes Castillo said he will add a couple more players to his already formidable squad, making the Lady Bulldogs one of the early favorites when the tournament kicks off early next year.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Santiago finished with 23 and 22 points in their sweep of the Lady Tams and drew solid backup from Jorelle Singh, Aiko Urdas, Risa Sato, Princess Robles, Audrey Paran and libero Gayle Valdez.Jasmine Nabor also came through with six points on top of 45 excellent sets, although she lost the Best Setter award to Arellano U’s Rhea Ramirez.Other individual awardees: Adamson’s Christine Soyud (1st Best Outside Spiker), Arellano’s Regine Arocha (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Villareal (1st Best Middle Blocker), Sato (2nd Best Middle Blocker), FEUs ’Toni Basas (Best Opposite Spiker) and Valdez (Best Libero). —MARC REYESADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ceres-Negros survives wet Panaad, Kaya Makati LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ “There will be additional players,” Castillo bared on Saturday, moments after steering the Lady Bulldogs past the Far Eastern U Lady Tamaraws in the PVL finals at Filoil Flying V Centre.NU has won the UAAP women’s volley crown only twice, but the last was way back in the 1956-57 season.But given the team’s strength, NU will surely be one of the teams to beat in Season 80 and will give reigning back-to-back champion La Salle a tough fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJaja Santiago, who nailed a third consecutive Most Valuable Players award, is likewise raring to nail the only crown missing from her vast collection of championships.“For me, winning a championship is always unexpected because we go through a lot,” said the 6-foot-5 Santiago. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

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ONE: Kingad scores UD win over Ma, Menchavez gets KO’d in 10 secs

first_imgKingad, also, methodically took the fight out of Ma with repeated leg kicks throughout the fight.Ma was able to attempt a takedown late in the second round but Kingad met him with a flurry of punches resulting in a cut above the Chinese’s left eye.In the following match, China’s Li Kai Wen knocked the Philippines’ Rodian Menchavez in 10 seconds into their featherweight fight.Li (8-4) sneaked in a right overhand to the chin that resulted in Menchavez (4-2) falling to the mat stiff as a board.His win against Menchavez marked Li’s second straight victory, both against Filipinos, and he now wants to challenge Martin Nguyen for the featherweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kingad was the first of four Filipino fighters, and the first of three Team Lakay members, to fight in the card and he immediately became the benchmark in terms of electrifying the crowd.In a match that saw fast-paced striking—which unfortunately resulted in two accidental low blows by Kingad in the second round—and slippery grappling, both fighters immediately became crowd darlings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKingad (7-1) had control for much of the third round that started off from his takedown of Ma (10-3) midway through the period, which he then transitioned into an ankle lock.The 22-year-old Team Lakay member was the first to initiate action in the first sending kicks along Ma’s face and ribs. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rolando Dy absorbs 2nd round TKO in UFC Singapore MACAU—Team Lakay’s Danny Kingad tallied two straight wins after scoring a unanimous decision victory over China’s Ma Hao Bin in their flyweight division tussle in ONE: Pinnacle of Power Saturday at Studio City here in Macau.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “I’m a good fighter, I’m a good challenger, I want Martin, give me this fight please,” exclaimed Li after the fight. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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NPSS Senior Girls sports teams unsuccessful at Provincials, Boys headed for Langley

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School’s Senior Girls Basketball and Curling teams were in Provincial action over the weekend.The Senior Girls Basketball team was in Langley where they posted a record of 0-4. They suffered losses to Abbotsford Senior 101-43, Carson Graham 65-34, Mount Baker 80-56 and New Westminster 91-23 resulting in a 16th place finish.The Senior Girls Curling team closed out their season with a 6th place finish in New Westminster. The girls started off their tournament with a win 8-3 Sir Winston Churchill. The team then lost one stone matches to Earl Marriot and Riverside, followed by three consecutive defeats to Terrace 8-4, Kelowna 6-2 and Parksville 9-2. They ended their season on a high note with an 8-3 victory over Prince Charles.- Advertisement -Meanwhile, the Senior Boys Basketball team is set to travel down to Langley for Provincials which begin on Tuesday morning.last_img read more

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Flyers sweep Senior Mohawks

first_imgThe Flyers completed the sweep of the Prince George Senior Mohawks on Sunday, to head into the Allan Cup on a high-note. Fort St. John got a pair of goals from Kip Noble, as well as singles from Rod Stevens and Chris Stevens, in a 4-2 win. – Advertisement -After the line of Kimbi Daniels, Rod Stevens, and Chris Stevens had combined for six goals on Saturday (including four straight from Rod Stevens), GM Rob Larson says the unit is a good bet to be teamed up during the Allan Cup, possibly as the team’s top powerplay unit. He says Ryan Carter, Ryan Manitowich, and Tyler Brough are also a likely line, though Carter is expecting his first child next week, something that could complicate things. Goaltender Clayton Pool played all three games in Prince George on the weekend, and is looking more and more like the team’s number one netminder heading in to the national championship. The Flyers will play an intrasquad game on Wednesday night at 7:30 at the North Peace Arena. The public is welcome to attend, and admission is free. Advertisement By Jon Zackslast_img read more

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Association looks to identify worst provincial roads

first_imgThe B.C. Automobile Association is launching a province wide survey to identify the twenty worst roads and highways in the province. – with files from the Canadian Press Corporate Communications Director Trace Acres says its a way to draw attention to what the public views, as major highway design and maintenance problems.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=3572|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ff7cf007f38f99d93dcdd21c17901667-Trace Acres-1_4_Pub.mp3] Now presumably by ‘they’, he means the provincial government and that now means Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom, the new Minister of Transporation.[asset|aid=3573|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ff7cf007f38f99d93dcdd21c17901667-Trace Acres-2_2_Pub.mp3] The campaign is similar to those in other jurisdictions, and to vote you can go online until May 24th, at BCAA.com.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ozil slammed for reportedly inviting Erdogan to his wedding

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been criticised in Germany for reportedly inviting Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his wedding this summer © AFP/File / Daniel ROLANDBERLIN, Germany, Mar 17 – Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil has been criticised for reportedly inviting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his wedding as his witness.Bild on Sunday ran the story on its front page with Ozil, 30, and his model fiancee Amine Gulse, 25, a former Miss Turkey, pictured inside presenting Erdogan with an invite to their wedding this summer. Ozil, who has Turkish family roots, sparked controversy last May when he was photographed with Erdogan, raising questions about his loyalty to Germany on the eve of their disastrous World Cup campaign.He quit the national squad soon after, accusing German football officials of racism.Bild did not disclose the wedding date in the report which stated Ozil wants Erdogan to attend as his witness.The reported invite drew sharp criticism in Germany, whose government has been sharply a odds with Ankara over a range of human rights questions in recent years.“I think it’s inappropriate,” German politician Cem Ozdemir, whose parents are Turkish, told Bild on Sunday.“Everyone is allowed to invite who they want to their wedding,” he said. “That also obviously applies to Mesut Ozil, but former and current national team players are also role models.“They must ask themselves if they live up to that role, when they give themselves up to autocrats, who enrich themselves at the expense of their country and make dissenters disappear into pits.”Ozil has dated Gulse since 2017 and the couple announced their engagement in June 2018.The Arsenal midfielder, a third-generation German, sparked controversy when he was pictured alongside Erdogan last May, raising questions about his loyalty to Germany on the eve of their disastrous World Cup campaign in Russia.Criticism intensified after the red-faced defending champions crashed out of the first round of the World Cup.In the wake of the World Cup fiasco, Ozil announced his resignation from the national squad in a withering statement citing “racism and disrespect”, aimed partly at German Football Association president Reinhard Grindel.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Judge siding with inmates

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County faces tens of millions of dollars in damages for bedding thousands of prisoners on mattresses on concrete floors after a federal judge tentatively ruled Monday the practice violates the Constitution and is symptomatic of serious problems in the riot-torn jail system. U.S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson said the practice pointed toward an “endemic problem” in “dysfunctional” facilities where overcrowding is commonplace. “There is something inherently wrong with what is happening at the institution when it reaches a level where so many (inmates) sleep on the floor,” Pregerson said from the bench. “Aren’t they sleeping on the floor because there isn’t enough money to expand the facility? Isn’t that what it’s all about?” Pregerson gave lawyers for the county, and Stephen Yagman – representing the class of floor-sleeper inmates he estimated at up to 300,000 – time to make additional arguments before a final ruling. Roger Granbo, assistant county counsel, declined comment, pointing out the case “is still pending.” “We’ll deal with it when it becomes final.” Floor sleeping was ended last September as some additional facilities were opened to provide more bunks, in addition to letting some inmates convicted of misdemeanors out early, said Marc Klugman, Chief of the Correctional Services Division. The class-action lawsuit – which Yagman said could reach damages of $100 million if the ruling becomes final and more members of the class make claims – comes as the county’s troubled jail system has faced a series of recent riots, mainly between black and Latino inmates. Sheriff Lee Baca has announced he’s looking for $300 million from the county to reopen the Sybil Brand women’s jail, hire more deputies, and to make other changes in the system to stem the violence. Baca did not return calls for comment on the judge’s tentative ruling. Klugman said “the system was hard hit” by a string of bad budget years that forced facilities to close, contributing to the overcrowding and floor sleeping. An injunction against overcrowding in the jails, indicated by floor sleeping, has been in place for nearly three decades, and recently was redrawn to prohibit repeat floor sleeping of inmates – but has never been challenged in court. Ramona Ripston, executive director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, applauded the tentative ruling. “There shouldn’t be any floor sleepers,” she said. Yagman said he took the class-action case after inmates who had gotten out of jail complained of their treatment, and that the names of about 24,000 inmates were collected between May 29 and Sept. 29. In court, he said the issue is one of “human dignity,” and how floor sleeping is a “degradation of people that deprives them of their dignity,” in violation of due process under the 14th Amendment. “There has been a pattern of deliberate indifference; they throw up their hands and say, ‘We can’t fix it,’” Yagman said. “They can’t do that; they have to be responsible.” Yagman said the county could resolve much of the problem and save “a fortune” by moving convicted inmates headed for state prison more quickly. Klugman denied there are transfer delays, saying state-bound inmates usually are moved within a couple of weeks, and no more than about six weeks. He said the jails’ population is about 18,500. He also said the jails are clean, with no vermin, and that inmates received sheets and blankets. “It’s not unlike sleeping on the floor at home. We’ve all done that … like when we have company.” David D. Lawrence, an outside counsel for the county, urged the judge to reconsider, arguing that “overcrowding by itself isn’t unconstitutional,” and that there must be corresponding findings that factors like poor health or unsafe conditions also exist. “It’s not an issue of numbers; this is the largest jail (system) in the country,” said Lawrence, with the firm Franscell, Strickland, Roberts & Lawrence. “It doesn’t follow that because there’s a lot of them (floor sleepers), there’s a single constitutional violation. I don’t think the court can look at it that way.” Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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DUKE SPECIAL TO PLAY FREE GIG AT VOODOO VENUE ‘ROOTS FESTIVAL’

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Voodoo Venue is going back to its roots this weekend – and are hosting a music festival to celebrate TEN incredible years in business! DUKE SPECIAL will play a FREE gig at the House Wine Bar and Taproom and doors open for that at 11pm. The full line-up for the weekend is outlined below:Thursday May 5th:Vintage – Fr. Ted’s Fr Eoin McLove stand up comedian at 9.30pm admission €5.Voodoo Lounge is Sean Thomas Gallagher followed by Skinny Jimmy & Jammy DodgersFriday May 6th:House Wine Bar & Taproom – DUKES SPECIAL FREE GIG TO SAY THANK YOU – doors at 11pmVoodoo Club Presents – The Return of Ritual  with DJ Tony Watters, Junior Russell & Fono One admission €5, Doors at 11.30pmVoodoo Lounge – Hot Fuss followed by Kevin lennonVintage – Loaded presents Fifty shades of Funk. Doors 11.30pm admission €5Saturday May 8th: Voodoo Lounge – Gorilla Radio followed by PKVoodoo Club – Club classics with the best of Saturday Night DJ’sVintage with Daithi RamseySunday May 8th:Voodoo LoungeVoodoo Jam Club 3-6pm- €1000 in prizesHonky Tonk Heroes 6-8pmRack House Pilfer 10.30 to 12.30pmGreenroom Presents:IN THEIR THOUSANDS supported by The ClannsTommy CallaghanThe PoxmenALL PROCEEDS GOING TO SWELL 2016DUKE SPECIAL TO PLAY FREE GIG AT VOODOO VENUE ‘ROOTS FESTIVAL’ was last modified: May 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:10 yearsDuke SpecialfestivalFREE gigrootsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

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WOMAN IN PIER TRAGEDY NAMED – FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED

first_imgTHE woman who died in a tragic incident off Teelin Pier was named today as Noreen Garvey, of Drimnafingle, Kilcar.Mrs Garvey died when her car went off the pier shortly after 2pm on Friday. Her body was recovered four hours later and a post mortem at Letterkenny General Hospital was completed this afternoon.Gardai say there are no suspicious circumstances. The Kilcar community is in mourning after the death of a popular local woman who had connections with the local GAA club.Removal is from Letterkenny General Hospital today at 6pm, arriving at her home at approximately 8pm.Removal from home on Monday at 11.30am for Funeral Mass in St Cartha’s Church, Kilcar at 12 noon. Burial will be afterwards in Kilcar Cemetery. House private on the morning of the funeral. Further enquiries should be made to John Carr, Funeral Director.Today’s U-21 county final between Kilcar and Naomh Conaill which was due to take place at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny has been postponed as a mark of respect to the Garvey family. © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com WOMAN IN PIER TRAGEDY NAMED – FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED was last modified: December 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:accidentfuneral arrangementskilcarletterkennyMrs Noreen Garveypierteelintragedylast_img read more

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