Premier League Kick It Out reveals racism, sexism and discrimination increase in UK football Stephen Crawford 07:01 10/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Premier League Championship At a time when football has never been so popular, there is still an ugly side to the beautiful game – and it appears to be getting worse Racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination are continuing to rise at an alarming rate in UK football, a damning report revealed on Monday.Kick It Out, an organisation that campaigns for equality in the sport, released statistics that suggest discrimination reports have risen for a fifth consecutive year, with findings totaling a 16.7 per cent increase in the 2016-17 season.Four hundred and sixty-nine reports – 67 more than in 2015-16 – were filed from across the Premier League, English Football League, Women’s Super League, non-league and grassroots fixtures, with intolerance on social media also taken into account. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 massive 48% of the total reports received in 2016-17 related to race, 21% related to sexual discrimination and 17% of the complaints related to religious faith. Kick It Out revealed that 56% of the grievances received pertained to incidents in the Premier League, 34% in the EFL, 9% at non-league level and 1% during international fixtures. Grievances in professional matches marked a 53% increase from the 2015-16 season.“Kick It Out’s reporting statistics for the 2016-17 season clearly indicate discrimination is still prevalent within the beautiful game,” Roisin Wood, Kick It Out’s CEO, said.“As we head towards the 25th anniversary of the organisation in August 2018, it is a timely reminder that there is still significant work to be done to ensure all participants can feel safe and included in the sport.“Whilst the statistics show a large proportion of reporting taking place within the professional game, Kick It Out is aware of the vast scale of under-reporting within the grassroots game. This is one of a number of challenges the football authorities must tackle going forward.”Kick It Out actively encourages all those involved across the game to report any discrimination they witness or suffer.”Discrimination across all levels of the English football can be reported on Kick It Out’s reporting app – available on the App Store and Google Play – including the option to file reports anonymously. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Napoli Coach Carlo Ancelotti has dubbed the upcoming game against Serie A side Genoa a great test of maturityThe Naples side travel to Marassi tomorrow night with the chance to close the gap on leaders Juventus, at least until they face Milan on Sunday.“We’re going to play in a difficult environment against a team that will be very motivated, given they’re coming off two losses,” Ancelotti warned in his pre-match Press conference via Football Italia.“I think it’ll be a very intense and physical game. The important thing is that all the players always have the will to play it.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“We’ve done well up to now, but we can do better and that’s what we’re trying to do. There are pitfalls to overcome every day, and tomorrow is another dangerous one.“We’re going to a stadium where we have bad memories, the opposition are struggling and will, therefore, be motivated.“The home fans will be 100 percent behind their players, and tomorrow will be a great test of maturity.“It’s easy to find the right motivation against Paris Saint-Germain, but it’s more difficult against Genoa, above all because of how much that match took out of us physically and mentally. Maturity will allow us to be at 100 percent.
Tech Industry 9:40 AT&T 5G network has some of the fastest speeds we’ve… Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Ericsson pledged last year to invest in the “accelerated build out of 5G” in the United States. Washington has banned Huawei, one of the major makers of 5G gear, from the US market, creating opportunity for other suppliers. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai applauded Ericsson’s announcement.”Building 5G equipment in the United States is good for our economy, good for the supply chain, and good for the rapid rollout of the next generation of wireless connectivity in the United States,” he said.Ericsson didn’t give a location for the factory but said it would employ about 100 people. The factory itself will make use of 5G technology for fast, responsive networking that will aid in automation in its warehouses and on its assembly line.The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for further comment. Earlier this year, CNET got an early look at some tiny 5G antennas that Ericsson was experimenting with. This is a 5G small cell at Verizon’s 5G lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jon Skillings/CNET Ericsson said Wednesday that it plans to open a factory next year in the US to build 5G gear as the next-generation wireless technology moves toward the mainstream. The factory will produce 5G radios, the element in phones and other devices that sends and receives the 5G signal, for use in urban areas. It also will make Advanced Antenna System radios that it said are components for large-scale deployments of 4G and 5G networks.5G, the next generation of cellular technology, offers faster speeds and lower latency between devices. Carriers like Verizon and AT&T in the US, Telstra in Australia and EE in Britain are just now starting to establish 5G mobile networks in a handful of big cities. Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 13 Photos Comment 1 5G AT&T Ericsson Verizon
Mission Mangal and Batla House day 2 box office collectionYouTube ScreenshotAfter an excellent start at the box office, both Mission Mangal and Batla House witnessed sharp decline in its collection on day 2.Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal has had a terrific opening at the box office on Thursday. The movie became Akshay’s biggest opener of all time by collecting Rs 29.16 crore at the Indian box office on the holiday of Independence Day.While the opening day earning of the film was actually above the expectation, range of fall in its collection on Friday is also surprising. The movie faced a decline of around 60 percent in its domestic box office collection on day 2, according to trade analyst Sumit Kadel.With screen count of around 2,000, Mission Mangal collected Rs 17.28 crore at the Indian box office on day 2.On the other side, John Abraham’s Batla House too suffered major downfall in its business on second day. While the film had made an impressive start with Rs 14.59 crore collection, its earning dipped by around 50 percent, Kadel stated. Batla House collected Rs 8.84 crore on Friday.Although the dip in box office collection of Mission Mangal and Batla House was expected as Friday was a regular working day, the extent of fall was a little surprising considering the excellent opening that both the films had received.Nonetheless, both the flicks are likely to witness good rise in business over the weekend. Mission Mangal and Batla House not only received positive reviews from critics, they are also being widely appreciated by the audience.
Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an “active shooter situation.” (Jerry Jackson /The Baltimore Sun via AP)Worker Walter Zambrano, 64, said he was fortunate that he was in a bathroom when shooting broke out during a 9 a.m. morning break when workers were gathering in a cafeteria. He hid in the bathroom until the shooting stopped, fearing for his life.The person was “shooting like crazy, bam! bam! bam!” Zambrano said, speaking in Spanish. “Everyone was screaming, running this way and that. I didn’t know which way to run.”Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference hours later that the woman had been identified as a temporary employee, Snochia Moseley of Baltimore County. It appears only one weapon was used — a 9 mm Glock handgun that was registered in Moseley’s name — and no shots were fired by responding law enforcement officers, he added.“She had reported for her workday as usual, and around 9 a.m. the shooting began, striking victims both outside the business and inside the facility,” Gahler said.He called it a “senseless crime,” adding investigators didn’t have any motive immediately after the shooting.Three people were fatally shot and three more were wounded but expected to survive, the sheriff said. The victims were not immediately identified. Moseley died at a hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the sheriff.The sheriff said the call about shots fired came in at about 9:06 a.m. Thursday and deputies and other officers were on the scene in just over five minutes. The shooting began outside the business and continued inside, he said.Krystal Watson said her husband Eric works at the facility and told her told her the suspect had been arguing with somebody else near a time clock after a “town hall meeting.”“And she went off,” she said.“She didn’t have a particular target. She was just shooting,” Watson said as she left a fire station where relatives sought to be reunited with loved ones.Susan Henderson, spokeswoman for the drugstore chain Rite Aid, described the building where the shooting took place as a support facility adjacent to a larger building. The company said in a statement that the facility had been closed temporarily and grief counselors were being made available to workers.The company didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry about Moseley’s employment history.Mike Carre, an employee of a furniture logistics operation next to the distribution center, said he helped tend to a wounded man who came hobbling in, bleeding from his leg. He called 911 before helping colleagues wrap the man’s blood-soaked jeans above his injury to cut off blood flow.Carre said the man told him the shooter “just came in in a bad mood this morning. He said she’s usually nice. But today, I guess it wasn’t her day. She just came in to pick a fight with someone.”“She pulled out a gun and she just started shooting at her co-workers.”The attack came nearly three months after a man with a shotgun attacked a newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, killing five staff members. Authorities accused Jarrod W. Ramos of attacking The Capital Gazette because of a longstanding grudge against the paper. It came less than a year after a fatal workplace shooting less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the warehouse, in which five were shot, three fatally.Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said that, unfortunately, shooting like this are “becoming a too-often occurrence” in the nation.On Thursday, 33-year-old Dominique Norton of Aberdeen, endured an excruciating wait of nearly two hours to be reunited with her mother, 62-year-old warehouse worker Irene Norton. The younger woman said she didn’t know that her mother was unharmed until she got off a bus at the fire station and they tearfully embraced.“I busted out crying. I was relieved and shaken,” she said. “I am praying for all of the victims.” Updated Sept. 21By The Associated PressWorkers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself.The shooting, which authorities said was touched off when the worker got into an argument Thursday morning, sent survivors screaming and running in all directions from the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland. Others nearby helped the wounded and one person tied blood-soaked jeans around an injured man’s leg trying to staunch the bleeding.