Nice-Marseille paused due to homophobic banners

first_imgThe Ligue 1 match between Nice and Marseille on Wednesday was paused after homophobic banners were displayed.Two signs including homophobic language were seen in the crowd at Allianz Riviera, leading referee Clement Turpin to stop the game.A delay of around five minutes followed before the match got back under way, with Nice player Wylan Cyprien critical of the interruption. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “We can’t stop a game every time that stupid people act like that,” he said to Canal+. “I am against every discrimination, homophobia or racism.”But we can’t stop games for that. It’s ridiculous.”Referees in France have been instructed to stop matches if homophobic banners are displayed, or homophobic chanting is heard, during the 2019-20 season.The Ligue 2 match between Nancy and Le Mans on August 16 was the first to be temporarily suspended, while a referee threatened to do the same during the meeting of Monaco and Nimes in the top flight on Sunday.The controversy at Nice came in the week British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe completed his long-awaited takeover. Nice Olympique MarseilleRatcliffe is the president of petrochemicals company INEOS, which this year bought the cycling outfit formerly known as Team Sky.INEOS already owns Swiss Challenge League side Lausanne Sport, which it acquired in November 2017, and the company will remain on as Nice’s main sponsor for the 2019-20 season.The club lost their first match of the campaign on Wednesday, with Marseille finishing as 2-1 winners away from home.Marseille originally took the lead in the first half on a goal from Dario Benedetto before Cyprien levelled the match from the spot in the 66th minute.However, a Dimitri Payet penalty in the 73rd minute sealed the match for Marseille, who picked up the club’s first win of the season having amassed one point from their first two matches.Next up for Nice is a visit to Rennes on Sunday while Marseille visit Saint-Etienne on Sunday as well.last_img read more

London Calling JetBlue Announces New Transatlantic Flights in 2021

first_img Major Airline Admits to Monitoring Passengers Via Onboard Cameras Will You Need a Passport to Fly Within the U.S. Next Year? Benjamin DaviesRemember the good ol’ days of air travel with sub-$300 flights across the pond? The days when you could smoke a cigar in first class and passengers were free to wear a sidearm on their hip? We’re talking about the heyday of dirt-cheap budget international airfare that ended around 10 years ago. Thanks to a recent announcement from JetBlue, those days — well, those prices — could soon be coming back.The short version is that JetBlue will begin daily roundtrip flights into London from Boston and New York in 2021. The rumors have finally been confirmed, and the English capital will mark the carrier’s first foray into Europe. Considering its wild popularity here in The States, it’s easy to imagine the airline will see similar success across the pond. If so, it’s likely they’ll expand into other European cities. The fact that it’s already upgrading some new Airbus orders to long-range versions to fly to new destinations that weren’t “previously accessible” further hints at that possibility.JetBlue has long been our favorite domestic carrier here at The Manual and a favorite of many other air travelers in the U.S. as well. It routinely ranks among the top three U.S. airlines in almost every reader’s choice survey that matters. At a time when most airlines are cutting back on everything from legroom to bottled water to free carry-on bags, JetBlue has bucked the trend. While continually boasting some of the lowest airfares in the country, it simultaneously offers some of the best amenities. Every seat back has a TV and passengers enjoy the most legroom of any U.S. airline. Even the pretzels, chips, and soda are still free.London passengers looking to upgrade their transatlantic experience can also take advantage of Mint, JetBlue’s flagship cabin experience. That means more lie-flat seats, free top-shelf booze, artisanal food, great in-flight entertainment, and an optional door for extra privacy in their suite.Even Economy passengers can likely expect a far better flying experience than what’s currently available from legacy carriers like American, United, and Delta. Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s president, has publicly shamed the company’s competitors for “mediocre service,” adding that it plans to “raise the bar on what travelers can expect from a low-cost carrier.” Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Could You Handle a Marathon, 20-Hour Nonstop Flight? Editors’ Recommendations What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul last_img read more

Niluka Ekanayake sworn in as Governor of the Central Province

Mrs. Niluka Ekanayake was former Consultant Editor of the Subasetha newspaper and served as a journalist for a long period of time. She is a mother of one. Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon and family members of Mrs. Niluka Ekanayake participated at the event. (Colombo Gazette) She received his primary education from Kerawalapitiya Vidyaloka Maha Vidyalaya, and received her secondary education from Matale Vijaya Vidyalaya. Mrs. Niluka Ekanayake received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Peradeniya. Niluka Ekanayake was sworn in as the new Governor of the Central Province before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today.The appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the demise of Mrs. Surangani Ellawala. read more