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Toshaos Council condemns banning of Indigenous outfit

first_imgMae’s “inappropriate” decision…calls for apology to studentThe National Toshaos Council (NTC) has condemned the actions taken by the administration of Mae’s school last week to prohibit a student from displaying his Amerindian traditional outfit at the institution’s culture day event, after labelling it as “inappropriate”.National Toshaos Council Chairman Joel Fredericks told Guyana Times on Monday that he was aware of the incident via a post on social media, which explained the discrimination that was faced by the student after he dressed as an Amerindian, to participate in his culture day activities.“In my opinion, if it was so then, it was wrong because as you know, Guyana has six races and under the Constitution of Guyana, the laws of Guyana state that every race and person has a right to a religion, cultural belief, and tradition. You have that right.”He later stated that it was completely erroneous on the part of the school to disallow the child from participating, since that is the cultural wear of the Amerindian people. As a result, the culture of the Guyana’s first people should be respected as any other ethnicity.NTC Chairman Joel Fredericks“For me if it was so that whoever prevent the child from entering the school, that is wrong. When [it] is heritage month, I as a Chief would dress in my traditional wear and I go anywhere. That is my culture and I respect other peoples’ culture,” the NTC Chairman stated.He added that the Council has shown its disapproval of the manner in which the child was treated and demanded that the staff of the school be educated on the practices of the Amerindian people so that other children are not confronted with this situation in the future.“We need to teach not only the children, but we also need to educate adults also because that adult maybe didn’t know the right of every individual. I am disappointed and the way the school treated it was wrong. I don’t support that. The guard need to be educated because how can that be inappropriate when that is one’s culture. He was just wearing a tibisiri skirt, a necklace and a headdress. That is our culture,” Fredericks explained.The NTC Chairman has called for Mae’s Schools to publicly apologise to the parents of the child and Indigenous people, for the manner in which their traditions were treated. He noted that all ethnicities should be treated with the same respect and importance.“The National Toshaos Council is made up of Amerindian people and when is Heritage Month, we have our celebrations and we respect other races’ celebrations and they need to respect us.“This is a little kid who went to school with his traditional wear and it offended people. They disrespected the kid and offended his parents. I believe the school and the principal should apologise publicly to the Indigenous peoples of Guyana.”Last Friday, Mae’s Schools held their culture day activities. The child’s mother took to social media to voice her disapproval after her child was prohibited from entering the school after his Indigenous outfit was deemed as “too inappropriate”.The disturbed mother related that the child was brought to tears and then expressed loathing for the costume, which he once admired. She explained that if the school was sceptical about the type of costume, then a guideline should have been disseminated to provide information on what is acceptable. She added that to her distress the guard’s position was also supported by some of the teachers.The post went viral with hundreds of persons lashing out at the school for its position. This publication reached out to the mother of the child on Monday, who indicated that no apology was issued to her or her son. She said that he went to school on Monday as per normal.On Monday, when Guyana Times contracted Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton for a comment on the matter, he said he was not aware of the issue, but would get back to this publication.One popular Amerindian rights activist called for the complete banning of culture day in schools if persons are not allowed to wear Indigenous outfits to depict Guyana’s diversity.In several posts, the mother was urged to file a formal complaint to the Education Ministry and the Ethnic Relations Commission.On Monday, the staff at the ERC said no one was available to comment on the matter.When this newspaper reached out to the school on multiple occasions for a comment on the matter, it was told that no one was available to comment on the matter.last_img read more


first_imgThe winner of the pair of tickets for Des Bishop’s new show at Letterkenny’s An Grianan Theatre this Friday is Sally Patton from Lawnsdale, Ballybofey.Sally can collect her tickets at the box office on the night.And don’t worry if you didn’t win one of our weekends away, our tickets for the Westport Music Festival or the passes for Des Bishop. There’s plenty of many more FREE competitions coming up with Donegal Daily. AND THE WINNER OF THE DES BISHOP TICKETS IS ……….! was last modified: July 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:An Grianan TheatreDes Bishop ticketslast_img read more


first_imgIT’S the only place to be this evening when the CPI Centre in Castlefin runs a Monster Charity Dance and BBQ in aid of local lad Caolan Melaugh.Caolan is battling a rare form of cancer and local people have been help to raise funds for him so that he can go to America for treatment that could save his life.The CPI Centre Castlefin are running this Monster Charity Dance & on site BBQ at the CPI centre this evening to raise awareness and funds. Entry can be paid at the door or with a ticket and all funds raised through entry & food are going to the fund.Tickets are only €10 for what is sure to be a great night.You can also make a donation viahttp://www.gofundme.com/caolanmelaugh  Advertisement MONSTER CHARITY DANCE AND BBQ THIS EVENING FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH FUND was last modified: May 29th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Baby Caolan Melaughlast_img read more

Tobins are right on ‘Q’ with national award

first_imgThere was delight all round for Tobin’s Service Station in Letterkenny at a gala ceremony in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, where the winners of The National Q Mark Awards 2019 were announced.The highest accolade a business in Ireland can achieve, the National Q Mark Awards are given only to companies who reach peak standards of quality and excellence.Tobin’s is a customer-focused, locally owned and operated service station comprising up-to-date convenience store, deli and car wash. The outlet is well-renowned for its superb staff, service and standards. At the black-tie event on Friday night, hosted by journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Healy, Tobin’s was pronounced as this year’s winners in The Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety, Recognised for Excellence – Forecourts category.Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA, the proud guardians of the Q Mark suite of Quality standards, congratulated the team:She said “This isn’t the first time that Eddie and Annette have taken their team to the top of the Q for high standards of Hygiene and Food Safety. A truly remarkable result…from a truly remarkable team”!The station’s Deli Manager Marian McGarrigle was thrilled. She said “This is a fantastic achievement for our dedicated staff and our business. It also reinforces with our customers that we continue to achieve and maintain excellent standards for food safety. We are proud that the standards of hygiene and food safety that we continuously deliver are worthy of this prestigious national award”.The team at Tobin’s can now proudly display their award on the premises, to let customers and staff know that they’ve earned their place at the premium level of Irish enterprise.Almost 120 companies battled it out for the titles this year, in the drive to win one of what have become known as Ireland’s Oscars of business excellence.The winners of this year’s awards were selected from a list of more than 110 nominees, which was carefully scrutinised by a team of 14 judges from the worlds of enterprise, food safety, academia and more.Tobins are right on ‘Q’ with national award was last modified: October 1st, 2019 by StephenShare 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:Q MarkTobinslast_img read more

The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Facebook#Features#NYT#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… In December, Facebook made a series of bold and controversial changes regarding the nature of its users’ privacy on the social networking site. The company once known for protecting privacy to the point of exclusivity (it began its days as a network for college kids only – no one else even had access), now seemingly wants to compete with more open social networks like the microblogging media darling Twitter.Those of you who edited your privacy settings prior to December’s change have nothing to worry about – that is, assuming you elected to keep your personalized settings when prompted by Facebook’s “transition tool.” The tool, a dialog box explaining the changes, appeared at the top of Facebook homepages this past month with its own selection of recommended settings. Unfortunately, most Facebook users likely opted for the recommended settings without really understanding what they were agreeing to. If you did so, you may now be surprised to find that you inadvertently gave Facebook the right to publicize your private information including status updates, photos, and shared links. Want to change things back? Read on to find out how.1. Who Can See The Things You Share (Status Updates, Photo, Videos, etc.)Probably the most critical of the “privacy” changes (yes, we mean those quotes sarcastically) was the change made to status updates. Although there’s now a button beneath the status update field that lets you select who can view any particular update, the new Facebook default for this setting is “Everyone.” And by everyone, they mean everyone. If you accepted the new recommended settings then you voluntarily gave Facebook the right to share the information about the items you post with any user or application on the site. Depending on your search settings, you may have also given Facebook the right to share that information with search engines, too. To change this setting back to something of a more private nature, do the following:From your Profile page, hover your mouse over the Settings menu at the top right and click “Privacy Settings” from the list that appears.Click “Profile Information” from the list of choices on the next page.Scroll down to the setting “Posts by Me.” This encompasses anything you post, including status updates, links, notes, photos, and videos.Change this setting using the drop-down box on the right. We recommend the “Only Friends” setting to ensure that only those people you’ve specifically added as a friend on the network can see the things you post. 2. Who Can See Your Personal InfoFacebook has a section of your profile called “personal info,” but it only includes your interests, activities, and favorites. Other arguably more personal information is not encompassed by the “personal info” setting on Facebook’s Privacy Settings page. That other information includes things like your birthday, your religious and political views, and your relationship status. After last month’s privacy changes, Facebook set the new defaults for this other information to viewable by either “Everyone” (for family and relationships, aka relationship status) or to “Friends of Friends” (birthday, religious and political views). Depending on your own preferences, you can update each of these fields as you see fit. However, we would bet that many will want to set these to “Only Friends” as well. To do so:From your Profile page, hover your mouse over the Settings menu at the top right and click “Privacy Settings” from the list that appears.Click “Profile Information” from the list of choices on the next page.The third, fourth, and fifth item listed on this page are as follows: “birthday,” “religious and political views,” and “family and relationship.” Locking down birthday to “Only Friends” is wise here, especially considering information such as this is often used in identity theft. Depending on your own personal preferences, you may or may not feel comfortable sharing your relationship status and religious and political views with complete strangers. And keep in mind, any setting besides “Only Friends” is just that – a stranger. While “Friends of Friends” sounds innocuous enough, it refers to everyone your friends have added as friends, a large group containing hundreds if not thousands of people you don’t know. All it takes is one less-than-selective friend in your network to give an unsavory person access to this information. 3. What Google Can See – Keep Your Data Off the Search EnginesWhen you visit Facebook’s Search Settings page, a warning message pops up. Apparently, Facebook wants to clear the air about what info is being indexed by Google. The message reads:There have been misleading rumors recently about Facebook indexing all your information on Google. This is not true. Facebook created public search listings in 2007 to enable people to search for your name and see a link to your Facebook profile. They will still only see a basic set of information.While that may be true to a point, the second setting listed on this Search Settings page refers to exactly what you’re allowing Google to index. If the box next to “Allow” is checked, you’re giving search engines the ability to access and index any information you’ve marked as visible by “Everyone.” As you can see from the settings discussed above, if you had not made some changes to certain fields, you would be sharing quite a bit with the search engines…probably more information than you were comfortable with. To keep your data private and out of the search engines, do the following:From your Profile page, hover your mouse over the Settings menu at the top right and click “Privacy Settings” from the list that appears.Click “Search” from the list of choices on the next page.Click “Close” on the pop-up message that appears.On this page, uncheck the box labeled “Allow” next to the second setting “Public Search Results.” That keeps all your publicly shared information (items set to viewable by “Everyone”) out of the search engines. If you want to see what the end result looks like, click the “see preview” link in blue underneath this setting.  Take 5 Minutes to Protect Your PrivacyWhile these three settings are, in our opinion, the most critical, they’re by no means the only privacy settings worth a look. In a previous article (written prior to December’s changes, so now out-of-date), we also looked at things like who can find you via Facebook’s own search, application security, and more. While you may think these sorts of items aren’t worth your time now, the next time you lose out on a job because the HR manager viewed your questionable Facebook photos or saw something inappropriate a friend posted on your wall, you may have second thoughts. But why wait until something bad happens before you address the issue? Considering that Facebook itself is no longer looking out for you, it’s time to be proactive about things and look out for yourself instead. Taking a few minutes to run through all the available privacy settings and educating yourself on what they mean could mean the world of difference to you at some later point…That is, unless you agree with Facebook in thinking that the world is becoming more open and therefore you should too. Note: Other resources on Facebook’s latest changes worth reading include MakeUseOf’s 8 Steps Toward Regaining your Privacy, 17 steps to protect your privacy from Inside Facebook, the ACLU’s article examining the changes, and DotRights.org’s comprehensive analysis of the new settings. If you’re unhappy enough to protest Facebook’s privacy update, you can sign ACLU’s petition. The FTC is also looking into the matter thanks to a complaint filed by a coalition of privacy groups, led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. You can add your voice to the list of complaints here. 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Practice makes perfect for PH booter Belgira

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “The team worked very hard and it paid off because the match was very, very tough,” said Belgira of the game which saw the Philippines groped for form in the entire first half.READ: PH football squads send strong message to SEA Games foes“I’m very happy we helped each other,” said Belgira who flung the goal—with the versatile Javier Gayoso as decoy—against a five-man wall.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino 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 Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “I do free kick over and over again that when I got the chance to do it I was very happy I executed it well,” said Belgira in halting English.READ: SEA Games: PH booters score first win, deny Cambodians ‘bonus’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBorn to a Japanese mother and Filipino father, Belgira was brought here when he was 18 and went on to become one of the rising stars of the sport.He plays for Japan-Philippines-Voltes Marikina FC in the Philippines Football League. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Kouichi Belgira. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—I made that shot many times in practices.That’s what 20-year-old Filipino-Japanese midfielder Kouichi Belgira said of the Philippines’ second—and more emphatic—goal against Cambodia Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games football.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo ‘Third is better than nothing:’ Creamline salvages bronze in PVLlast_img read more

Arrest of Google Brazil head reviving a debate over Web

first_imgThe arrest of a top Google executive is reviving a debate about Brazilian laws that hold services such as YouTube responsible for the videos posted on them, making the country a hotbed of attempts to stifle digital content.Legal experts said on Thursday that Google violated a judge’s order to take down videos on its YouTube subsidiary that target Brazilian political candidates – and that the judge was completely within the law in issuing the arrest warrant.But they said the arrest of Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, the head of Google Inc.’s Brazil operations, underscores the need to modernize laws that treat offensive material on the Internet like material that is carried by newspapers, television and radio, holding platforms such as Google responsible for user-provided content.Coelho was released shortly after his arrest Wednesday and agreed to appear before a court at an as-yet undetermined time. On Google’s official Brazil blog, Coelho wrote Thursday night that the company was forced to block the video in the case for which he was arrested after the company lost its final appeal.”We are deeply disappointed that we have never had the full opportunity to argue in court that these were legitimate free speech videos and should remain available in Brazil,” he wrote. “Despite all this, we will continue to campaign for free expression globally.”Legal experts said the case cast a spotlight on problems within Brazil’s legal system.”Our laws trying to govern the Internet are outdated,” said Jose Guilherme Zagallo, head of the Brazilian bar association’s commission focusing on information technology law. “It’s not clear who is responsible for content, and that creates uncertainty for Internet companies, users and judges, who are left to interpret laws not written for the Internet.”Brazil’s strict electoral laws limit what critics can say on television, radio and the Internet about candidates for office. On several occasions in recent years, media outlets have faced stiff fines for breaking the laws, but few if any officials were arrested.Google’s alleged infractions, however, are more widespread, simply because of its omnipresence. Ahead of municipal elections in Brazil next month, Google has received requests in more than 20 states to remove videos that allegedly violate those restrictions.Google has faced a landslide of content-removal requests around the globe, including in the US, but Brazil makes more requests than any other nation, according to the company’s summary of all the demands. Most such demands relate to legitimate attempts to enforce laws on issues ranging from personal privacy to hate speech.Brazilian government agencies alone submitted a total of 194 content-removal requests during the final half of last year, according to a summary released by Google in June. Running just behind that was the United States, where police, prosecutors, courts and other government agencies submitted 187 requests to remove content over the same period.Google says it complied fully or partially with 54 percent of Brazilian removal requests in the last half of 2011. Most requests involved YouTube and charges of defamation. Other requests involved the social networking site Orkut and requests to remove illegal content, such as child pornography.Separately this week, another Brazilian court ordered YouTube to remove clips of an anti-Islam film that has been blamed for deadly protests by Muslims around the globe. Google is now selectively blocking the video clips in countries that include Libya and Egypt. Google has said it made the decision to block the video in such places due to “the sensitive situations” there.Brazil’s legal action targeting a Google executive, while rare, is not unprecedented. In 2010 in Italy, a judge held three Google executives criminally responsible for an online video of an autistic teenager being bullied. The executives were given six-month suspended sentences.A judge in Mato Grosso do Sul state ordered Coelho arrested because the company had not removed YouTube videos making incendiary comments about an alleged paternity suit aimed at Alcides Bernal, who is running for mayor of the city of Campo Grande.”Being a platform, Google is not responsible for the content posted on its site,” the company said in a statement this week.Bruno Magrani, a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society at Rio de Janeiro’s Getulio Vargas Foundation, said that unlike the United States and some other countries, Brazil doesn’t have legal protections for online service providers that host content provided by third parties.There is pending legislation that would provide some protection for intermediaries such as Google. Earlier this month the company joined Facebook and online retail site MercadoLivre in sending an open letter supporting the passage of the law, called Marco Civil.”Marco Civil establishes that providers of Internet applications are not responsible for content published by users,” the letter says. “Various economic, social and legislative factors justify not holding providers responsible; without that protection, the use of online applications and platforms would be limited, which would be a loss to users.”While the measure would create some protections, it would not resolve the legal tangle facing Google’s Coelho or prevent the situation from recurring, Magrani said.The Marco Civil is general legislation, and could still be trumped by more specific electoral laws. Those laws treat an Internet platform such as Google as if it were a newspaper or a television station, holding it responsible for its content.”It’s a very serious situation,” Magrani said. “Brazil needs to change its electoral law to accommodate the nature and the characteristics of the Internet. The Internet cannot be treated in the same way as traditional media.”First, he said, an Internet company cannot evaluate all the content it carries in the same way a newspaper or television channel can because of the sheer volume.Second, “the Internet has no editor. And we don’t want an editor,” Magrani said.He said asking a company to determine what users can upload is a dangerous step that could undermine freedom of information.”If we continue threatening to jail heads of companies who don’t verify content before it goes on the Internet, we will end up living in a state of censorship,” he said. “If the company is running a high risk, it’ll start posting less and less material. … If companies start to feel afraid of retaliation, they’ll start censoring.”The lack of protections for Internet platforms can also have a chilling effect on the development of small- and medium-size high-tech companies in Brazil that don’t have the resources of big companies like Google, Magrani said.The federal government is investing heavily to promote the tech sector, but Brazilian legislators need to diminish legal risks for startups, he said.Maria Clara Garcaz, a 20-year-old university student in Rio de Janeiro, expressed worries about the court action.”It’s like we live in a silent, disguised dictatorship. When we had our real dictatorship, at least you knew for certain what you could and couldn’t say,” Garcaz said. “Political speech can be censored at any time and it’s moving into the Internet, exactly where people speak out.”advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Dahiya to coach Delhi as Yashpal named chief selector

first_imgLife has come full circle for Vijay Dahiya. On Saturday, exactly a year after he was sacked as Delhi coach by the DDCA sports committee, he returned to the job for the 2014-15 season.Dahiya welcomed his appointment and thanked DDCA for reposing faith in him. While former India selector Yashpal Sharma has been named chairman of the selection committee, Chetan Chauhan has been made chief mentor of Delhi cricket. The other selectors for the senior team are Nikhil Chopra, Rakesh Shukla, Vinay Lamba and Siddharth Verma. Dahiya was the front-runner for the coach’s job this season after his successor Sanjeev Sharma was a complete failure. In fact, going into the season as champions of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Delhi failed to even qualify for the knockout stages.While there wasn’t any clarity as to why Dahiya was dumped last year, certain sections in the DDCA felt his unavailability for the complete season – as he is also assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders – was an issue.Speaking to MAIL TODAY, Dahiya said it has always been an honour for him to be associated with Delhi cricket, and he will look to give it his best shot.”I have always maintained that coaching Delhi is my top priority. I have always been grateful to them because they gave me an opportunity to coach the team when I had just finished playing. That was indeed a big platform for me and I shall never forget that,” he said.Yashpal’s appointment doesn’t come as a surprise as it was believed that not too many players were happy with Chauhan’s authoritative working as chief selector.advertisementSkipper Gautam Gambhir’s war of words with Chauhan during the last domestic season was no secret. That could be one of the reasons for DDCA deciding to give Chauhan the mentor’s role.Chauhan, though, said he wasn’t miffed with DDCA’s decision. “I am okay with the decision to make Yashpal the chairman. I wish him all the best and I think it is fair to give others a chance,” he said.Interestingly, none of the officials have received their appointment letters yet. But DDCA president Sneh Bansal confirmed that all letters will reach the concerned persons by Sunday. “I have spoken to them over phone and they have given their consent. The official letters will reach them by Sunday. The decision to appoint them was taken today, so give us some time,” he told Mail Today.last_img read more

Indian Super League 2019-20: Kerala Blasters FC Look for Home Comfort against Mumbai City FC

first_imgKochi: Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC), on a high after an opening night win at home, are set to pit their wits against Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.Buoyed by the vociferous home support, Kerala gave a good account of themselves against ATK and coach Eelco Schattorie will be hoping to make the maximum of their home advantage. Kerala generally tend to do well, if they perform well at home. In 2014 and 2016, when they reached the play-offs, they had a strong home record (KBFC lost just one home game in both seasons). “If you play at home, you have a little bit of advantage,” said Schattorie ahead of the clash.Mumbai have an air of surprise around them, given that they haven’t played till now while Kerala have already given Jorge Costa an opportunity to analyse them. Schattorie felt that while it is an advantage for the visitors, he is not particularly worried.”The playing style of Mumbai (City) is clear for me. How the positions are filled and which players is always a question mark when you don’t see their games. If you already saw your opponent play one time, it makes a difference. (But) it is another challenge that we have to face,” he said.Mumbai manager Jorge Costa, however, said he saw what he expected from Kerala in their match.”We studied the team (Kerala Blasters) but it was the first game of the season. It was not a wonderful game, but it was very good. I watched KBFC for the first time but it was not a surprise. I knew the players, I know the coach,” Costa said.Mumbai will look towards the likes of Paulo Machado and Modou Sougou, key figures behind the team’s run to the play-offs last season, to drive the team. They have several key Indian midfielders in Rowllin Borges and Raynier Fernandes who will be expected to set the tempo for the team from the middle of the park.The Islanders will also bank on the firepower they have with new recruits Serge Kevyn and Amine Chermiti boosting their attacking arsenal.Kerala’s defensive duo of Gianni Zuiverloon and Jairo Rodrigues will have their hands full on Thursday.Kerala do have a bit of a fitness concern after influential midfielder Mario Arques was taken off injured in the last game. He will miss Thursday’s match. But the onus will be on star striker Bartholomew Ogbeche, who scored a brace on Sunday, to deliver again. atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 23, 2019, 8:30 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Jenson Button hints at full-time return to Formula 1

first_imgJenson Button, who is all set to take part in the Monaco Grand Prix in what he described as a one-off comeback race with McLaren-Honda, has hinted that he could make a full-time return to Formula One grid next season.Button, who called time on his 17-season career in Abu Dhabi last November, will be back behind the wheel of a McLaren in the month of May when he replaces Fernando Alonso.Pointing out that he still has contract with Mc Laren to race next year, the 37-year-old refused to rule out a comeback from retirement.”I have a contract with the team to race next year so definitely I would not rule anything out,” Sport24 quoted Button as saying.The 2009 world champion also revealed that he was contacted earlier this year by two teams asking him to race for them this season.”I had so many options to race this year it is hilarious.I am thinking of Monaco as my only race this year. But, obviously, if I am asked again at another point in the year I am here to fill that seat,” he added.Button won 15 Grand Prix during a career which climaxed in him winning the championship with Brawn GP in 2009.Recently, he won in his age group competition in an `Ironman in California` contest , and in doing so, he secured a spot at the world championships to be held in Tennessee later this year.last_img