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Sex change surgery policy ‘nutty’

first_imgOneNews 19 May 2015“Absolutely nuts” is how a Labour Party grassroots call for free sex change surgery has been labelled.ONE News revealed today two regional party conferences have passed a remit to make the expensive surgery available and free.The surgery can cost up to $120,000 and only four are funded every two years. Seventy three people are on the waiting list.Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said the call is “absolutely nuts” and “shows just how disconnected from reality the Labour Party is.”ONE News asked Labour Party MPs if they would support free gender-reassignment surgery, and most said they hadn’t given it much thought.Napier MP Stuart Nash said he voted against the remit at his party conference.“Never once in Napier has anyone ever said they’re not going to vote for Labour because we’re not funding gender-realignment surgery so for me it’s not an issue that’s important for the people of Napier,” he said.Labour Party leader Andrew Little looked surprised when asked about it and said “it’s not an issue I’ve given a great deal of thought to”.“I’m quite happy with my gender,” he said.But he didn’t rule it out saying, “It’s a complex issue and I think it’s not an issue that I’d make a policy up on the hoof”.A party insider told ONE News “this is a distraction”.The insider said “if the party wants any chance of winning in 2017 it needs to concentrate on the economy and future of work”.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/absolutely-nuts-health-minister-slams-labour-s-free-sex-change-surgery-idea-6315588Sex change surgery policy ‘nutty’Stuff co.nz 19 May 2015A possible Labour Party policy for free gender reassignment surgery has been dismissed as “nutty” by the Government.The Labour Party could end up voting on the policy for free gender reassignment surgery after the idea was passed at two regional party conferences.Labour’s general secretary Tim Barnett said the proposal came from Young Labour, who want to ensure there’s access to hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment surgery and that it’s publicly funded.But the Government has dismissed the idea, with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman describing the idea as “nutty”.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/68670002/labour-considers-free-gender-reassignment-surgerylast_img read more

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Gov. Holcomb announces contact tracing plan for COVID-19 cases

first_imgStatewide—Wednesday, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the state is partnering with Maximus to centralize contact tracing and investigations for Hoosiers who test positive for COVID-19. This move, in tandem with a previously announced partnership with Optum to significantly expand testing across the state, is an essential component of efforts to safely reopen Indiana.Contact tracing involves identifying individuals who have tested positive for an illness and asking questions about who they were in contact with during their infectious period, then notifying those close contacts of their exposure. Historically, local health departments have led this function, with assistance from the Indiana State Department of Health when requested.Plans call for hiring at least 500 employees, who will be trained in contact tracing and investigations by ISDH subject matter experts. The call center is expected to be operational around May 11.last_img read more

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NPFL: Rivers United, Lobi Stars go joint top

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Rivers United again reject Point-Per-Game format Goals from Esor Nelson and Malachi Ohawume proved decisive for Rivers United in their 2-1 victory over Lobi Stars in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Wednesday. United started briskly and scored with their first real attack with pint-sized terror Nelson heading with precision off a Konan N’gouan cross in the second minute. The hosts continued to enjoy the better of the opening exchanges but Lobi looked to hit on the break at every opportunity. They (Lobi) finally struck United’s underbelly and it was a thing of beauty. Omotayo Adebogun produced an outrageous 25-yard pass which completely carved open the Rivers United defence and the overlapping John Lazarus latched onto the brilliant delivery before providing a finish to match to level matters at a frenzied Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt. United then retook the initiative, creating chances at will and coming close on no less than two occasions to retaking the lead. Stephen Gopey hit both posts for the hosts before Esor was denied by a goal line clearance just before the break. It was then left for Ohawume to apply the decisive contribution with 17 minutes remaining to propel United to joint top of the division. Technical manager of the Port Harcourt club, Stanley Eguma, spoke to the club’s official website after the game. “The stakes are quite high at this stage of the season and we gave our best which gave us the victory today,” Eguma said. Rivers United are now joint top of the NPFL standings with 27 points from 15 matches. The ‘Pride Of Rivers’ will next travel to Kano to face Jagawa Golden Stars on January 19.Tags: Esor NelsonKonan N’gouanLobi StarsMalachi OhawumenpflRivers Unitedlast_img read more

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Culture shock: Tradition on reservation forces some to choose between home, unfamiliar territory

first_img‘What this has done is make students say that they don’t care if nobody helps them or believes in them,’ Jones said. ‘They say, ‘Syracuse University says I can go to college.’ You wouldn’t believe the difference it has made in all our Nations.’ ‘We need our own people doing these things,’ he said. ‘We shouldn’t be looking to the outside.’ Published on April 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm Freeman Bucktooth, the Redhawks’ assistant coach, watches the team with emotions ranging from frustration to sadness. His son Brett played lacrosse at Syracuse from 2003-06. He sees players on the Redhawks who could have excelled in college lacrosse but couldn’t conquer the academic hurdle. ‘They never had a chance,’ he says, shaking his head. ‘We have to be very respectful of autonomy,’ Cantor said. ‘We don’t want it to look like we are appropriating their culture. It has to happen naturally.’ More importantly, Jones said, they need educated people to ensure the Onondagas do not lose any more land or rights. It’s as if the sticks are an extension of their hands. The ball zips around the box so fast it’s tough to follow the action. There is likely enough ability here to draft a Division I lineup, but a majority of the players remain unknown to the average fan. It is starting to. Cantor said she feels a mutual trust forming, but it will be a long process that cannot happen in just three years.  The Onondagas value history and family above all, and they have remained private and protective of their culture. Their commitment to these ideals has allowed them to survive while other Native American nations have disappeared. Though he started in the LaFayette district in fifth grade, he did not realize he needed to maintain certain grades to play lacrosse in college. He knew nothing about the NCAA Clearinghouse until it was too late. Change comes slowly on the Onondaga Nation. The attitudes and beliefs have been the same for thousands of years. But expectations are changing. Native American students are starting to believe they can go to college. Haudenosaunee communities have mistrusted American education for decades, dating to the turn of the 20th century, when the U.S. government forced Native children off the reservation and into boarding schools.  And sometimes even that isn’t enough. Only the most dedicated and determined players, such as Thompson and Jamieson, fight through the barriers. The rest slip through the cracks. ‘Jeremy sat there and wondered, ‘Why am I here?” Jones said. ‘My answer was, ‘Get your degree. You can do whatever you want after that. You can go learn your language, you can spend time with your elders, learn how to do ceremonies. You can have both.”  Decades of exploitation and abuse created an intense skepticism of the American educational system. This mistrust led to apathy and a general lack of knowledge about how to even pursue an education off the reservation.  As a result, there are countless Native lacrosse players who never made it to college. Syracuse’s current roster contains two: Cody Jamieson and Jeremy Thompson, who both faced difficult roads before arriving. The LaFayette administration is trying to combat this problem. Principal Paula Cowling and O’Mara started an advisory board intended for Native parents to ask questions about the college process. The most common request was to start teaching about the Clearinghouse at a younger age. Comments Even for lacrosse players who reach college, it is sometimes difficult to find the motivation to continue. When he arrived on campus, Thompson said he felt lost and confused — caught between the two worlds. He wanted to keep playing lacrosse, but the safety and comfort of his life on the Nation beckoned. No longer does education seem unattainable. Bucktooth did not consider college until his junior year of high school, when former SU lacrosse coach Roy Simmons Jr. offered him a scholarship. That, he says, will not happen anymore because the Promise has firmly planted the notion in the minds of Native American children. Then he looks across the arena. A group of elementary school children are fiddling with their lacrosse sticks. A smile crosses his face. ‘They have a chance,’ Bucktooth says with a glimmer of hope and pride in his voice. ‘They will go to college. Things are going to change.’ The scholarship has already been a shift in attitude regarding college. Bucktooth says the Native communities consider Cantor a hero. ‘I didn’t like school too much,’ Abrams said. ‘It was hard. I couldn’t balance the work and lacrosse.’ Even as skepticism has started to wane, many Native families are still unaware of the steps required to go to college. Thompson needed a year at Onondaga Community College, a season of box lacrosse in Canada and then another year at OCC before he was cleared to play at SU.  During an interview earlier this month, Jones pointed out a Native American student’s science project that sought to compare the effects of rain water versus bottled water on plant growth. The pots were marked ‘sky water’ and ‘The Man’s water.’  Danielle O’Mara, the Native American liaison to the LaFayette district, said this ‘generational trauma’ will never completely disappear. ‘If it comes down to community and family versus education, it’s going to be community and family, no questions asked,’ said Regina Jones, an assistant director in SU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs who also runs the Native Student Program.center_img To understand why so few Native American students go to college is to dissect a culture that has lived in this area for thousands of years. A collection of some of the region’s finest lacrosse players gathers twice a week at the Onondaga Nation Arena to honor its heritage. The Haudenosaunee people consider lacrosse the Creator’s game. These men treat it with the deference and respect required to transcend sport into religion.It’s a typical Thursday night, and the Onondaga Redhawks are practicing. The players are between the ages of 21 and 35. Watching them is a revelation. Their style lacks the organization — or is it stuffiness? — of the game played at the Carrier Dome. But they compensate for it with grace and natural ability. Cantor is quick to point out that the scholarship is not an entitlement, but a way to honor the growing relationship between SU and the nearby Native communities. To be eligible for the Promise, a student must be a certified citizen of one of the six Haudenosaunee nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca or Tuscarora. More importantly, the students must meet Syracuse’s admission requirements and standards. ‘We’re always going to mistrust the United States,’ Jones said. ‘We’re going to mistrust people that aren’t Native. That goes back generations. It’s part of who we are.’ That inherent mistrust makes Cantor’s job even more difficult. There is a fine line between accessibility and exploitation. That’s why Syracuse University has hesitated to push the benefits of higher education onto younger children.  Cowling said experiences like these are teaching her the motivational power of lacrosse on Native students.  Lacrosse is still the easiest avenue for Native American students to go to college. But it seems that umbrella is starting to spread beyond athletics. Jones constantly explains to the students that the reservation needs educated people. It will always be difficult. There will always be a clash between two worlds. The key is finding a way to combine the two into something meaningful. Thompson, like many Native American students, wants to spend his life on the reservation. College hasn’t always seemed necessary or worthwhile. Perhaps the most challenging part of Jones’ job is convincing students like Thompson to remain in school. She believes it is possible to combine education with Native customs. Difficult, but possible. Tom Turner, Thompson’s former special education teacher at LaFayette, called lacrosse the ‘greatest carrot dangling in front of these kids to get them into college.’ SU lacrosse coach John Desko delivers a similar message to his Native players. During the fall semester of 2008, former SU defender Sid Smith came into his office and said he was quitting the program. College was too difficult. He needed to be back on the reservation with his family. ‘I said, ‘Sid, you don’t understand what you represent to your people and your culture,” Desko said. ‘You can do both. I told him to keep going to class, and we’re going to find a way to get you graduated.’ Smith, Thompson and all the Native players who have made it to college represent possibility. Desko said former players have been the best tools to inspire younger Native American students to pursue a college education, and he expects them to become more integral moving forward. Mike Abrams, a member of the Redhawks, falls in that category. His brother Marshall played at SU from 1997-00. Mike played two years at Herkimer Community College but did not pursue an opportunity to continue his career. He instead left school to become an iron worker with his father.  Onondaga is a sovereign nation of roughly 2,000 people living on 7,300 acres of land just 10 minutes from the Syracuse University campus. They are one of six groups that comprise the Haudenosaunees, better known in the United States as the Iroquois. They are also one of the few Native communities that still have traditional chiefs, faithkeepers and clan mothers. The Onondagas recently installed a waterline on the Nation. Abrams said they had to hire outside engineers because there weren’t Native engineers to do the job. Despite their talent, almost nobody on the team played collegiate lacrosse. Or went to college at all. ‘They still need to take an active role to make sure they are checking the website, taking the right courses, making sure they’re passing,’ O’Mara said. ‘We can show them everything, we can give them all the information, but it is still up to that child to do what he has to do.’ But there is now a growing belief on the Nation that educational opportunities are coming. It has been four years since Chancellor Nancy Cantor created the Haudenosaunee Promise, a scholarship program allowing Native students who meet certain criteria to attend SU for free. Smith heeded his coach’s words and played an integral part of SU’s national championship runs in 2008 and 2009. He remained in school this year after exhausting his NCAA eligibility, and Desko said he expects Smith to graduate in May.  ‘Our values and our culture are our foundation,’ Jones said. ‘No matter what you learn, no matter what you know, you carry those values with you. That will never change.’ jediamon@syr.edu ‘A lot of them never come back,’ said Neal Powless, a counselor for the SU Center for Career Services and a Redhawks player. ‘When they come back they’re different. They don’t know what it means to be Native.’ Nowadays, the Onondaga Nation feeds into the LaFayette public school district. The combined junior and senior high school has 400 students altogether. Approximately 25 percent of them are Native. The Onondaga Nation School, an all-Native K-8 building on the reservation, is also considered part of LaFayette’s district.  Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Football: Top recruits, developing talent leave Badgers primed to reload in key positions for 2020 season

first_imgAs the 2020 NFL draft approaches at the end of next month, Badgers Jonathan Taylor, Zack Baun, Chris Orr and a few others look to take their talents to the pros and earn a spot on an NFL roster. Each major media platform projects that these three will each get selected to a team, but for the Badgers, who will replace them next season is the bigger question. Jonathan Taylor and the running back core:After having another stand out season and earning the Doak Walker award yet again, Taylor has faced mild criticism for his ball security troubles — he fumbled six times last season, including one in a crucial spot during the Rose Bowl. Along with this, his durability at the next level has also been fairly questioned. With 6,174 career rushing yards on 926 carries, it is understandable to question how much wear and tear could affect his long term success, though Taylor never missed a game with an injury in his three-year playing career. Football: Look at Jonathan Taylor’s draft stock before NFL DraftRunning back Jonathan Taylor has been a crucial piece of Wisconsin’s offense for the past three seasons, making the decision Read…While this may sound like an irrational fear from the pro scouts after he ran a 4.39 second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, teams can easily point to Todd Gurley as an example of how injury can quickly ruin a top prospect’s capabilities. Gurley — selected 10th overall by the Rams in the 2015 draft — has played five seasons in the NFL, three of which were Pro-Bowl caliber seasons. The catch is that Gurley’s knees caused him to get cut by the Rams this offseason, two years after signing a $60 million contract extension. There is at least some potential that this could be the case with Taylor after his extensive use throughout his college career with the Badgers.This offseason, it will be interesting to watch how the running back room shakes out over the coming months. Many expect the backfield to be a group effort with no stand out back on the depth chart. Garrett Groshek is returning for his senior season and will likely be used mainly through the passing game as the most experienced Badger in the platoon. Also returning is soon-to-be-redshirt sophomore Nakia Watson. Watson struggled last season reading the blockers in front of him when he would relieve Taylor. Yet, he showed some flashes of explosiveness that he needs to keep consistent on every down if he is to become the next premier Badger running back. Football: Look at 2020 football recruitment class following National Signing DayFollowing the University of Wisconsin football team’s close Rose Bowl loss to Oregon, the team is looking ahead to next Read…His development this offseason is crucial in deciding his touches for the coming year with such a deep group. On top of this, with Julius Davis and four-star recruit Jalen Berger entering the conversation this season, don’t be surprised if you see some new faces carrying the ball this season. Chris Orr and the inside linebackers:In his final season with the Badgers, Orr totaled 11.5 sacks and 78 total tackles, enough to get him noticed and scouted by those at the highest level. A high motor and ability to pursue the ball successfully earned Orr a pro day. Due to Orr being undersized for an NFL middle linebacker at just six feet tall, Orr is largely projected to either get taken in the late rounds or get scooped up by a team after the draft and tryout as an undrafted rookie. Set to fill the hole Orr left, rising sophomore Leo Chenal has a chance to do everything Orr did and possibly better. In 11 games played last season, Chenal showed off his explosiveness. His physicality and size will give the Badgers’ defense the force they need to fill following Orr’s departure. Football: Look at Chris Orr’s draft stock before April’s NFL DraftThe University of Wisconsin football team had a better-than-expected 2019 season and much of their success can be credited to Read…Analogous to the quarterback of the defense, Orr was the squad’s leader. Rising junior Jack Sanborn will be able to fill the loss of leadership and potentially serve as a mentor to Chenal throughout the season. Those two should work well together starting, feeding off of each other’s energy and helping fill the spots the other lacks. Zack Baun and the outside linebackers: Earning All-American honors and totaling 76 tackles, including 19.5 for loss and 12.5 sacks in just his second year as a starter, Baun’s draft stock rose heavily. Known for his speed and versatility as a pass rusher, his upside is immense. Already rated as ESPN’s number two outside linebacker, Baun would be well served to put on some size without losing his elite speed. Arguably the deepest position for the Badgers this season on paper, the defense needs one player to step up and fill Baun’s absence. Opposite of Baun, Noah Burks was a solid player, and if he continues to perform at the level he did last season, he will remain a key contributor. There are also two four-star recruits joining the OLB rotation this season in Nick Herbig and Kaden Johnson. If they develop as well as other Badger linebackers in the past, expect these two to see some major playing time this season. Football: Look at Zack Baun’s draft stock with April’s NFL Draft only weeks awayThe University of Wisconsin football team cranks out NFL-caliber players at an above-average level compared to other teams in college Read…All things considered, things are looking up for the Badgers, even as they say farewell to multiple key players from their 2019 season. With a bit of development and some reliable Wisconsin coaching, the Badgers could be in for another successful season in the Big Ten and beyond.last_img read more

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Long a doubt for Austria Qualifier

first_imgTipperary’s Shane Long is seeing specialist because of a foot injury.The Star newspaper suggests the 30 year old Southampton striker picked up the damage against Middlesbrough last week.The Gortnahoe native is now a doubt for Ireland’s World cup qualifier with Austria next month.last_img

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GLA suspends Addison Global licence over solvency issues

first_imgShare Share Addison Global has had its licence suspended by Gibraltar’s Gambling Licensing Authority (GLA) after it was unable to provide a solution to its solvency issues.According to a Government press statement, the operating company of mobile sportsbook MoPlay has been suspended following advice from Gibraltar’s Gambling Commissioner Andrew Lyman.The Commissioner is said to have been working alongside company executives on ‘restructuring proposals put forward by the shareholder of the Company, who at all times have assured the Gambling Commissioner and Government of their intention to support the business and its further development.’The statement continued: “These proposals, which included honouring all outstanding liabilities, have not materialised and the Gambling Commissioner is no longer able to accept that the firm is able to meet its licensing conditions.Addison Global was founded in 2017 by former William Hill innovation lead Juergen Reutter seeking to launch a mobile-first challenger sportsbook brand competing against established tier-1 betting incumbents.A Government statement concluded: “It is most disappointing that the promised financial support from the shareholder has failed to materialise as the firm has not received the financial support it was projected to receive when first licensed.“Whilst the Directors will have to address the solvency issues, a decision has been made to suspend the relevant licences to protect consumers from any further detriment.” David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling faces a pivotal moment March 31, 2020 Related Articles Winning Post: WHO is protecting the children? February 24, 2020 MoPlay declared insolvent following licence suspension February 24, 2020 Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision

first_imgThis is a guest post by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq of New York based law firm The Jacobson Firm. Justin Jacobson, The Jacobson FirmThis weekend past Activision Blizzard announced that the new teams in its Overwatch League will be comprised of newly established teams with the league owning the rights to these created teams. In short, the likes of Cloud9, who recently acquired the London slot, will not be able to call themselves Cloud9 but must establish a new brand.This new move has widespread impact, including both legal and financial ramifications, for all those organisations and players involved in Blizzard’s new league.The most obvious reason and benefit for this is the ease of licensing and league-wide sponsorship. Instead of the league having to acquire individual licenses from each organisation to sell “official” team merchandise containing their logos, the league is able to create new teams and have the exclusive rights to license and otherwise utilise these teams and their associated imagery as they see fit. This permits the league to enter into more lucrative and long-term exclusive licensing deals that are applicable to all teams without having to separately negotiate or consult with each individual organisation owner.“This new move has widespread impact, including both legal and financial ramifications, for all those involved”Furthermore, it simplifies the league’s ability to create league-wide sponsorship deals. This includes the opportunity to create new sponsored jerseys for official league competitions as well as new sponsored gaming equipment utilised by all league competitors. These new product placement opportunities combined with the potential “all-access” that the league can provide these brands, creates a new inherent value that this potential league has; and, that none of the other developers or interested esports parties, including already established organisations, possess.“This permits the league to enter into more lucrative and long-term exclusive licensing deals that are applicable to all teams without having to separately negotiate or consult with each individual organisation owner”One last additional benefit is that league-wide ownership of all the intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights) in the team names, logos and player imagery, is that it permits much more cost efficient and manageable rights enforcement. This includes the ability to prevent the creation, sale, import and/or export of any infringing or counterfeit items containing the league’s protected assets (team logos). The league can also protect its rights world-wide by obtaining protection in many countries throughout the global and the related enforcement powers, such as country border controls.“It simplifies the league’s ability to create league-wide sponsorship deals…”Finally, new teams, similar to Major League Soccer, could potentially create new exposure and hype by hopefully tapping into a fan’s pride of “their” city and wanting to support their local esports franchise.These new entities could also create some new excitement for the players and viewers by creating new rivalries. There should also be more opportunities for the game’s top talent to compete against each other. This new league also permits the creation and potential usage of new “developmental” and “substitution” players, especially, if any scheduling or other conflicts arise between a player’s team organisation and its “Overwatch” league team obligations.While there are many positives to this new revelation, the most obvious drawback to creating new teams, as opposed to building new league rosters within the currently endemic existing ones (Cloud9, Immortals, NRG, and so on), is the loss of the existing fan-bases and substantial social media metrics they currently possess. Being that esports fans are traditionally very loyal, there may be an immediate backlash from gaming traditionalists who may view this development negatively.  It could also be perceived as purely a “money grab” move by new companies attempting to exploit and push new “teams” and exclusive team merchandise to fans.“Another serious issue that this new regulation may cause is the potential conflicts with existing endemic team organisations and player’s sponsorship relationships”Another serious issue that this new regulation may cause is the potential conflicts with existing endemic team organisations and player’s sponsorship relationships. Most of these organisations already have exclusive merchandise and/or gaming peripherals agreements in place. A conflict could exist with the new Overwatch teams (most which contain players contracted with other teams as well) league-wide exclusive sponsors and an existing team’s sponsors.This could also affect an individual gamer’s individual sponsorship arrangements. These could include a specific number of appearances the player must make on behalf of the brand, advertisements displayed during or before a Twitch or other stream as well as prominently displayed during any competitive play. Such requirements could directly conflict with those imposed by the Overwatch League team’s sponsor and vice-a-versa.While more extensive potential business and legal issues may arise from this recent news announcement, it’s clear that many existing exclusive sponsorship arrangements may need be to reviewed and re-evaluated to ensure that all players and organisations can still fulfill their contractual obligations to their existing sponsors.This article is not intended as legal advice, as an attorney specializing in the field should be consulted. Anyone with any questions for the author of this piece, Justin from Jacobson Law Firm, can reach out via justin@jacobsonfirm.comlast_img read more

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“Football is Cruel”: Jonathan Mensah recounts Luis Suarez handball incident at 2010 World Cup

first_imgBlack Stars defender, Jonathan Mensah, says he looks back with anger and hurt every time he sees highlights of the Luis Suarez handball incident that resulted in Ghana’s exit from the quarter finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Today 2nd July, 2020, marks ten years since that infamous night in Johannesburg.With the game locked at 1-1 and heading for extra time, a goal bound short from Dominic Adiyiah was scooped out of goal by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez.The then Ajax striker was shown a red card and Ghana awarded the penalty.Asamoah Gyan stepped up, and missed, breaking Ghanaian and African hearts.The game went into extra time and then a penalty shoot out which Ghana subsequently lost.Ten years later, Citi Sports caught up with Jonathan Mensah who played in defense for Ghana that night and he said the incident is a reminder of how cruel football can be.“I think about it sometimes, especially when I see the video; I think about it throughout the day. It’s something I’ve put behind me in life but whenever you see the highlights, yes, painful night,” Mensah to Citi FM.The Columbus Crew captain insists the incident hasn’t changed his perspective about football or life in general but admits it’s a yelling reminder of how cruel the beautiful game can be at times“It hasn’t changed a lot in me but I’ll say that it shows that some people are willing to go the extra mile for their team to win, whether it’s good or bad.”In that situation, we all saw that Suarez was willing to go the extra mile for his team to win but obviously that was illegal.”But at the end of the day, my perspective is always the same. Football is a cruel game and things like this happen,“ Mensah said.”In our team. We wouldn’t do that. If someone wants to score against us, we would do everything possible to stop it as the rules allow but Suarez took all the risks and it paid off and he’s celebrated as a hero by his people.”It’s not good for his name and his reputation obviously but they moved on to the semi finals and that’s all they care about.”last_img read more

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