Dutch soccer players boycott TV show over Black Pete remarks

first_imgRelatedPosts Bergwijn scores winner as Netherlands edge Poland Ebonyi holds LG poll amidst opposition boycott Fani-Kayode: Cross River NUJ boycotts government activities The Dutch men’s and women’s national football team players said on Friday they would no longer grant interviews to a popular TV show due to remarks made by a commentator mocking an anti-racism protester.In a statement first published on Twitter by men’s team captain Virgil van Dijk, the players said they would no longer speak with the Veronica Inside programme. This was after the host compared a prominent Dutch black activist to “Black Pete”.Black Pete is a fictional character in Dutch winter holiday celebrations usually portrayed by white people wearing black face paint – a tradition criticised this week by US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson as offensive.“This is not on the edge, this has nothing to do with humour, this is not the language of football,” said Liverpool defender Van Dijk.The national football association KNVB told national broadcaster NOS that it stood behind the players.Veronica Inside host Johan Derksen said earlier on Friday that he did not regret his comments. “I didn’t think the joke was really that bad, for me,” he told newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.“This is a storm in a teacup that will blow over,” Derksen said.Several show sponsors, including supermarket retail giant Ahold, said on Friday they would stop advertising during the show, which is aired by Talpa, a company owned by billionaire Dutch media mogul John de Mol.“We are in discussions with the channel and have indicated that we do not wish to advertise during this programme,” Ahold said in a statement.“There is no room for discrimination at Albert Heijn,” it said, referring to the largest Dutch supermarket chain. Procter & Gamble said it would no longer advertise its Gillette razor blades during the programme, broadcaster NOS reported.P&G could not immediately be reached for comment.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Black Pete RemarksBoycottNetherlandsSoccer Playerslast_img read more

USC appoints Wharton School dean as Marshall’s new leader

first_imgGreif explained that Garrett and the new USC administration will have to rebuild much of the trust that was lost after Ellis’ termination. Garrett is returning to USC after spending seven years at the helm of Wharton, the top-ranked business school in the country. He previously worked as a USC professor from 2001 to 2005 and served as dean at two business schools in Australia, where he was born, before heading to UPenn. Folt explained that at this point, she is just looking ahead. The Marshall School of Business has a new leader. “Emotions are running pretty high here at the Marshall School,” he said. “There’s going to be some serious fence-mending that needs to be done to repair the damage done by Wanda Austin and Michael Quick. That’s not going to happen overnight, and that’s not going to be easy.” Lloyd Greif, the benefactor of the USC Marshall Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, spoke out against the administration’s decision back in December and continues to oppose the administration’s decision to remove Ellis. “I think that the end doesn’t justify the means,” Greif said, following the announcement of Garrett’s appointment. “Regardless of whether Garrett is the best man for the job or not, Ellis should still be there for the next three years … The fact that they’re now replacing him in twelve months, and he’s leaving in two weeks, is a disconnect.” “If you do a good job, if the school is doing a good job, then the rankings will take care of themselves,” he said. “I don’t have an enormous focus on rankings.” In an interview with the Daily Trojan, Folt said she was highly involved in the hiring of the new dean, and she appreciates his approach to leadership, considering the changes at the University. Folt commended his forward-thinking approach regarding business education. The University announced Tuesday that Geoffrey Garrett, dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, will become Marshall’s next dean. Garrett replaces Jim Ellis, whose termination was protested by multiple Marshall donors. A petition against Ellis’ removal garnered over 4,100 signatures. “I think the raw material and the momentum at Marshall and USC are just fantastic,” Garrett said. “I look forward to being a part of that.” “If you involve more people in decisions and if they feel very free to speak their minds, to share their best ideas, I think that increases collective intelligence and improves the quality of decision-making,” he told reporters. “So, on the input side, I think you make better decisions if you involve more people, and I certainly want to practice that … The more [that] people feel like they were involved in decisions, the more likely they are to roll up their sleeves with you and [help with] implementation.”center_img Garrett’s appointment comes after a four-month search, following Ellis’ announced ousting in December 2018. His term was cut short due to his alleged inadequate responses to sexual harassment and discrimination claims. However, his removal was met with much criticism from the Marshall community.  “There’s a lot of changes happening just in business education, and we’re in a moment when we get to look at the next phase,” she said. “What do we want to be in the next ten years? How do we see ourselves doing that?” Following the deanship announcement, Garrett spoke to reporters about his plans to emphasize experiential and lifelong learning during his time at USC. Garrett will begin his term in July 2020. The new dean announcement comes on the heels of a slew of changes in USC’s administration. Provost Michael Quick, Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry and Rossier School of Education Dean Karen Gallagher have all announced their departures from the University. Garrett is the first dean to be hired as President-elect Carol Folt transitions into her new role and Interim President Wanda Austin transitions out of it. As Marshall enters its centennial year, Gareth James will temporarily take the reins of the school as interim dean. James is currently a professor at the school and directs the Institute for Outlier Research in Business. He has worked at the University for 20 years, including four years when he served as vice dean for faculty and academic affairs at Marshall. Geoffrey Garrett worked at USC in the early 200s, before serving as dean at various schools, including top-ranked Wharton School at UPenn. Photo from USC News. “He’s going to talk to people,” she said. “He wants to know how the community feels. We have to reestablish trust. We have to build back to a point where people are all feeling that they’re part of the decisions being made. I think that’s something he’s very mindful of, and it’s what I have to do, coming in as a president at this time.” “The centrality of both business schools to the broader universities is something I really cherish,” Garrett said, describing the similarities between Wharton and Marshall. “While all institutions are unique, and I want to spend a lot of time listening to people at Marshall and learning from them, I think I have — at least at a structural level — a pretty good understanding of where a school like Marshall fits because that’s where Wharton is in the educational landscape.” “I think what we need to do is recognize the strengths of the people who got us here, and Dean Ellis certainly played a big role,” she said. “We look at where we are, we look at the strengths we have, and we build going forward. That’s what a new president can do. That’s what the new dean can do.” Though Wharton is ranked No. 1 and Marshall comes in at No. 17 in business school standings, according to U.S. News and World Report, rankings are not a part of Garrett’s concerns. Transparency and “plain-speaking” communication are both key aspects to his leadership style, Garrett said. He explained that he sees deans as leaders of teams where everyone is involved in decision-making.last_img read more

Late goals save QPR and Fulham in FA Cup

first_imgChelsea easily progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup, while QPR, Fulham and Brentford all face replays.The Blues thrashed Southampton 5-1 in the third-round clash at St Mary’s, where new signing Demba Ba scored twice as they came from behind.Jay Rodriguez put the Saints ahead before Ba levellled and Victor Moses put the visitors in front.Branislav Ivanovic got the third and Ba scored again before Frank Lampard’s penalty capped a resounding win.QPR drew 1-1 with West Brom courtesy of a last-gasp equaliser by Kieron Dyer at Loftus Road, where Shane Long had put Albion ahead.Fulham also salvaged a 1-1 draw with a late leveller. They went behind against Championship side Blackpool at Craven Cottage, where Ludovic Sylvestre opened the scoring before Giorgos Karagounis’ 80th-minute volley.Brentford, meanwhile, drew 2-2 at Southend.Tom Adeyemi’s opener and Ryan Cresswell’s own goal put the Bees in a commanding position, but Barry Corr’s two headed goals means the teams will meet again at Griffin Park.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SEA Games: Don’t boo Schooling, Malaysians urged

first_imgSports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said fans shouldn’t give Schooling a rough ride at the event from August 19-30 — and told them to remember that the swimmer’s mother is Malaysian.“No booing, no jeering,” he was quoted as saying in the New Straits Times newspaper Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That is not what the SEA Games is about. Tensions will run high, cheer for your team but don’t jeer others.”He added Malaysians should not “dwell on this too much, it is important to remember that Joseph Schooling’s mother is Malaysian”. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kings’ Randolph arrested on pot charge at LA housing projectcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Singapore’s bronze medallist Joseph Isaac Schooling poses on the podium of the men’s 100m butterfly swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOVMalaysia’s sports minister has urged fans not to boo Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling at the Southeast Asian Games, after the Singaporean sparked a furor by vowing to “teach (Malaysians) a thing or two”.Schooling, who won Singapore’s first gold medal at last year’s Rio Olympics, caused controversy with his remarks last week, before insisting he meant no offence and that his comments were taken out of context.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Schooling, who stunned his idol Michael Phelps to win 100m butterfly gold in Rio last year, is likely to play a starring role in Kuala Lumpur after he swept nine gold medals at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma honoured to be named vice-captain for limited-overs series vs Sri Lanka

first_imgIndian opener Rohit Sharma, who has recently been appointed as the vice-captain of the limited-overs team, on Thursday said he is excited with the prospect of stepping onto the field in his new role when the national side head into the five-match ODI series, beginning August 20 in Dambulla.Honoured to be named as the vice-skipper of the national side, Rohit said that he did not even dream about the same 10 years ago and was only focused on playing for the Indian team.”It is a huge honour to be appointed as the vice-captain. Ten years ago, I was only thinking of playing for India. And being a vice-captain now feels really good. There will be some sort of goals when I will play the first ODI on August 20. I am looking forward to it. Rather than thinking too much about it. Yes, it will be a good opportunity for me to get onto the field. The last few years have been really good. So, we just need to continue that,” Rohit, who leads Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said. (Also Read: Can India afford to play 2019 World Cup without MS Dhoni)Rohit, however, was rested for the recently-concluded three-match Test series against Lanka, which the visitors went on to clinch by 3-0.When quizzed about the same, the 30-year-old said that he had not dwelled upon the same and instead focused on improving his skills and backing his strengths.”Yes, nobody likes to sit out, but again it all depends upon the team dynamics. What the captain and the coach wants to pick and you have to accept the fact and move forward. That is what I have been doing. I kept working on my skills, my ability wherever I need to work on and see wherever I can improve as a cricketer. You cannot sit and waste time. All I was doing these past three weeks is just to improve my skills, seeing wherever I am going wrong and trying to strengthen the strength I have,” he said.advertisementTalking about their opposition, Rohit said that Lanka are a really good team who performed exceedingly well during Champions Trophy, however, adding that his side are fully focused on playing consistence cricket which they have been playing over the few years.”The squad in Champions Trophy was a very good side. We clearly saw they defeated us quite comfortably. 320 was never going to be easy especially on England conditions. But they batted fearlessly and took the game away from us. They are a very good team,” Rohit said.”We are going to do what we have been doing for the past few years. We are going to stick to our strength. We have been playing good cricket. West Indies was good, Champions Trophy was good as well except that one game. But that can happen. In the past two years, we have been playing some consistent cricket in the ODIs format. As far as I am concerned, we just need to look as to what we need to do as a team and bring out the best onto the team,” he added.Rohit has also been named vice-captain for the lone T20 clash against Sri Lanka to be played on September 6 at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.last_img read more