LGBT Pride activists protest in Paris against racial injustice

first_imgA pared-down LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, without the colorful trucks blasting out techno music but with powerful slogans demanding racial equality and protesting against police violence.The French capital’s official Pride parade was postponed to November because of the coronavirus epidemic, but organizers decided to hold a march they said should be more politically driven and support the “Black Lives Matter” movement.”Because of COVID, the normal Pride parade had to be cancelled, but we managed to organize a Pride that is more political,” a drag king and illustrator who gave her name as Saint Eugene told Reuters TV. Read also: Spanish village makes its own rainbow after council’s gay pride flag bannedMarchers, who chanted slogans such as “Everyone hates the police”, made their way peacefully from the Moulin Rouge cabaret in the Pigalle neighborhood to Place de la Republique on the city’s Right Bank, many of them wearing face masks.Some waved “Black Lives Matter” placards in support of protests ignited by the death of George Floyd, a Black man whose death in police custody in Minneapolis in the United States triggered worldwide protests.More than 200 LGBT rights marches have been postponed or cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus, according to the European Pride Organizers Association, which estimates that up to 22 million people attend at least one Pride in Europe every year.”It’s not just a month of Pride, we have to fight every day, it’s a battle every day, to get across a message around the world,” said teacher Ahmed Madkouri. Topics :last_img read more

Mixed fortunes for Nigeria stars in Club Brugge’s victorious outing over Genk

first_img Theo Bongonda then equalized for Genk at the hour mark from a similar position which Dessers earlier missed. With the game looking to end without a winner, Badji then scored the all-important winning goal seven minutes before full time to ensure his side clinched all three points. Dessers featured for the duration of the game while his teammate and Ivorian midfielder Eboue Kouassi played for 85 minutes before making way for Benjamin Nygren. Badji and Nigeria U23 striker David Okereke were on parade for the entirety of the match for Club Brugge while Dennis featured for 75 minutes before he was replaced. The African stars will hope to help their teams secure victory when Club Brugge take on Waasland-Beveren and Genk square off against Beerschot on September 12 and 14 respectively. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cyriel Dessers failed to convert from the penalty spot, Emmanuel Dennis grabbed an assist as Youssouph Badji scored the winner in Club Brugge’s 2-1 victory over Genk in Sunday’s Belgian First Division A-game. Dessers missed an opportunity to score his second goal of the season as the Blue and White’s unbeaten run was halted by Philippe Clement’s men. The centre-forward emerged as the 2019-20 Eredivisie joint-top scorer with 15 goals and delivered fine showings during Genk’s pre-season. Dessers was handed a starting role in his fourth appearance for Genk, spearheading their attack while Nigeria international Dennis was included in Club Brugge’s line-up along with 18-year-old Senegalese forward Badji. Dennis ignited his side’s victory in the encounter when he set up Hans Vanaken to open the scoring in the 22nd minute. Dessers then was handed a glorious chance from the penalty spot to level for the Luminus Arena outfit in the 47th minute but missed his strike.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Spring Notebook: Offense tops 2005 performance

first_imgLast Thursday afternoon, UW head coach Bret Bielema took a stroll down to the office of his former head coach and current Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez to speak about the 2005 spring football game.They weren’t the only ones talking.Quietly, those who have followed the football program and the team’s progress this spring feared the worst from the annual UW spring football game. Following the nigh unwatchable UW Cardinal-White contest from a year ago that ended in a 14-14 tie, this contest looked like it possibly could be even more dreadful, at least from an offensive perspective, as the seasoned Wisconsin defense had consistently outplayed the offense through the course of spring drills. “We knew coming in that we had the upper hand, having played all spring pretty well,” said senior linebacker Mark Zalewski. “We didn’t want to give up any points. We didn’t really state it, but we wanted to keep them off the board, just like you would in any game.”After the first two drives for the starters of the Cardinal squad, it appeared as if the nightmares were being realized. After a very quick three-and-out on the first drive, the next Cardinal possession got underway with P.J. Hill suffering a stinger on a dive to the right. On second down, junior defensive lineman Kurt Ware broke into the backfield and “sacked” quarterback John Stocco. And on the next play Stocco was picked off by Zach Hampton, who returned the pick 59 yards for a touchdown.Things weren’t looking good.In the end, however, the 2006 spring game was hardly a disaster at all and, unlike in 2005, lent optimism toward the upcoming season. The game was hardly a shootout, with only three touchdowns and a field goal, and it was sloppy at times, but most players and coaches left satisfied with the offensive performance.After its initial struggles, the first-team cardinal offense moved the ball well, and senior quarterback Stocco looked as in-tune with his receivers as he has at any point all spring, his pick-six to cornerback Zach Hampton not-withstanding.”Obviously, we still have some things to work on, but overall, I thought we did some good things today,” Stocco said. “It’s really just another practice for us, and we improved ourselves.”The Cardinal squad piled up 417 yards of offense, with Stocco netting 154 of those through the air. His throws were on target, and his reads were accurate. “I felt pretty good at making our throws, making plays, and I made my reads today, so it was a good day for me,” Stocco said.Hampton continues spring success: Hampton is making a name for himself as being an annual spring game star. In last season’s game, Hampton jumped in front of Jarvis Minton to pick off a John Stocco pass, solidifying what had been a fantastic spring for the aspiring safety.This year, after being moved to cornerback, Hampton repeated the feat and took it a step further, making it all the way to paydirt.On third-and-12, Stocco dropped back and attempted to hit wide receiver Paul Hubbard cutting across the field on a square route. The pass was behind Hubbard, who managed to get at least a hand on it, and was snatched by the opportunistic Hampton. He was then off to the races from there.”I was pretty much just trying to knock it down and it stuck,” Hampton said. “[Then] I saw the whole field, and I didn’t think anybody was going to catch me.”Nice reward: Offensive lineman Mike Van Someren tends to stick out in a crowd at 6-foot-7 and 320 pounds. However, the junior was even more noticeable than usual on Saturday, as he could be seen wearing a black jersey, symbolizing he was playing for both the cardinal and white, functioning as both the first- and second-string left tackle.Van Someren has become an iron man this spring, sometimes seeing 95 percent of the offensive line snaps. He has been one of the more impressive players during spring drills, if only for his endurance.His reward for the effort was somewhat dubious, having to play for both teams while wearing a black jersey on a very sunny day.”It was an opportunity, and I hope I took advantage of it,” Van Someren said. “I think, from an endurance standpoint, I think I showed them something. … With the sun beating down, it got pretty warm in there.”Infirmary report: Besides Hill, Hubbard appeared to be shaken up and said he rolled up his ankle in the first quarter but that he would be fine.Backup outside linebacker Jammar Crane also appeared to suffer an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

Kotoko 0-0 Olympics: Yaw Acheampong defends tactics in Kumasi draw

first_imgGreat Olympics coach, Yaw Acheampong, has expressed satisfaction at his side’s 0-0 away result with Asante Kotoko on Sunday.The Porcupine Warriors despite dominating possession but the visitors, who paraded a very experienced side including ex-Black Stars trio Godwin Attram, Dan Quaye and evergreen goalkeeper Richard Kingson.Olympics defended well to play out a draw with Kingson keeping a third clean sheet since returning to his boyhood club.“I am a defensive-minded coach and when I see that things are changing, I have to play to have at least a point which is better than none,” Acheampong told supersport.com after the game in Kumasi.“Our target is, if we have a goal, we kill the game so when the game reaches a certain stage that we see that things are getting difficult, we fight to take a point home.”Our tactics was to play behind the ball and then counter when in possession. We had a couple of chances that we should have made use of but we failed to score. That’s football. We are okay with the result.” Olympics increased their points tally to 19 but dropped from sixth to ninth position on the First Capital Plus Premier League log.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more