Indonesian netizens slam racist comments on Vanuatu’s Instagram

first_imgRead also: Indonesia calls out Vanuatu over Papua remarks at UNGAFollowing the debate session, several posts on the Vanuatu Tourism Office’s official Instagram account @vanuatuislands were swarmed by comments from accounts allegedly handled by Indonesian users. They made racist statements, such as calling the Vanuatu children in a photo “children from hell” and malnourished.Some users said Vanuatu’s only prides were “face painting and traditional clothes”, calling the country “underdeveloped”, “a cannibal country” and “Australian slaves.”Other netizens lambasted the racist comments. A Twitter user of Papuan descent, Elfrida Natkime, wrote that the comments were “mean”. Indonesian netizens lambasted fellow internet users who dropped hundreds of harsh and racist comments on the Vanuatu Tourism Office’s official Instagram account.The comments followed the general debate session of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, in which Republic of Vanuatu Prime Minister Bob Loughman, in a prerecorded statement, called on the Indonesian government to address alleged human rights abuses against the indigenous Papuans.Indonesian diplomat Silvany Austin Pasaribu replied by saying that Vanuatu had an “excessive and unhealthy obsession” with how Indonesia acted and governed in its easternmost province. She later called the Pacific nation’s actions “shameful” and in opposition to the fundamental principles of the UN charter. “I just read the comments made by Indonesian users on the Vanuatu Instagram account. You guys are evil. What a shame! Guys, please, racism is not okay,” she tweeted on her handle @ENatkime on Tuesday.Barusan baca komen netizen Indonesia yg komen di IG Vanuatu .Jahat banget anjir kalian … Gila ga ada otaknya . MALU GA SIH ? GUYS PLEASE RACISM IS NOT OKAY !!!!!— Elfrida Natkime (@ENatkime) September 28, 2020Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman jumped on the bandwagon, calling the racist attack against Vanuatu an attack against Papuans and West Papuans, as both Vanuatuans and Papuans are Melanesians.“This is exactly why West Papuans want to be free,” she tweeted.Indonesian netizens (or bots?) attack Vanuatu’s Instagram account over West Papua row…… by being racist.Like, wtf are you doing, this is exactly why West Papuans want to be free. The people of West Papua and Vanuatu are both Melanesians.— Veronica Koman (@VeronicaKoman) September 29, 2020Another Twitter user under handle @janpiterjonkun said the comments only showed the true discriminatory nature of Indonesians against Papuans. “These ‘heroes’ of the western part of Indonesia like to claim Papuan as their brothers and sisters. But, in fact, they discriminate and oppress them.”Orang Vanuatu punya lebih banyak kesamaan dengan orang Papua karena sama sama Melanesia, bingung kok para ksatria ksatria ‘Mongoloid’ bagian WIB pada demen banget klaim kita bersaudara tapi kenyataannya selalu mendiskriminasi dan mengopresi?— Grand Dementor (@janpiterjonkun) September 29, 2020Indonesian officials have entertained repeated efforts to undermine the nation’s sovereignty at the multilateral forum, having noted what they consider a regular uptick in provocations in the easternmost provinces around September, when the annual UN summitry commences.Papua and West Papua are the site of decades of simmering tensions between separatist groups and security forces, which at times resulted in what activists have flagged as alleged human rights violations.Recently, Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani was shot to death in Hitadipa district of Intan Jaya regency, Papua. He was allegedly shot by personnel from the Indonesian Military (TNI), which claimed that the pastor was shot by a “separatist group” in Papua.Topics :last_img read more

Faye Lewis age, 80

first_imgFaye Lewis, age 80, of Greenwood, Indiana died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at her residence. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend.Born August 4, 1937 in Anniston, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Sammie Ellis & Virginia Lee (Null) Knupp. On February 14, 1959 she was united in marriage to Donald Ivan Lewis, and he survives.Faye graduated from Anniston High School in 1955, where she was an avid basketball player and cheerleader. Faye and Don raised their family and made many life-long friends in Greenwood and Knightstown, Indiana. After moving to Knightstown, Faye became the first female branch manager for Postal Finance Co., went on to be owner/operator of Rosewood Galleries and retired after working several years for INDOT. She was an active member of the Friends Church and Tri Kappa. She was a member of the Bargersville Christian Church, prior to her passing. Besides Donald, her loving husband of nearly 59 years, survivors include four children, Michael Andrew Lewis (Kim) of Cincinnati, Ohio, David Ellis Lewis (Sue) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Scott Douglas Lewis of Indianapolis, Indiana and Sara Jane Waits (Chris) of Louisville, Kentucky; 19 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville, Indiana, 47012.Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to Susan G. Koman, breast cancer research. The staff at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Lewis family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Onuoha demands exit after Salt Lake owner slams players for boycott

first_imgNigerian-born Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha, formerly of Manchester City, said he wants to leave the MLS club following owner Dell Loy Hansen’s comment criticising his players for boycotting Wednesday’s fixture amid racial injustice protests. Five of the six MLS games scheduled midweek were called off following nationwide protests within professional sports in the United States after Jacob Blake – a black man – was repeatedly shot by police in Wisconsin. Read Also: No excuse for Lampard at Chelsea after spending spree “We are deeply concerned about the allegations made in a report published this evening concerning language used by and the conduct of Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen,” the league said. “Major League Soccer has zero tolerance for this type of language or conduct and will immediately commence an investigation.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… RSL’s clash with Los Angeles FC did not go ahead as games across the NBA, MLB and WNBA were called off on Wednesday and Hansen accused his team of disrespect. “It’s a moment of sadness,” Hansen said on radio station X96 on Thursday. “It’s like somebody stabbed you and you’re trying to figure out a way to pull the knife out and move forward. That’s what it feels like. The disrespect is profound to me personally. “It’s taken a lot of wind out of my sails, what effort I want to put into recruiting players and building a great team. It just seems that’s not a very good path to take.” “We will not be inviting fans back to the stadium in the future,” Hansen added. “Monday, I start having to cut 40, 50 jobs again. We would not go through the risk of inviting people back to have that kind of an outcome.” Hansen’s comments sparked backlash within the club and across the league, with former Manchester City defender and RSL’s Onuoha telling BBC World Service: “I don’t want to be here because I’m not here to play for someone who isn’t here to support us. “We are trying to create a bigger conversation but a lot of the people who are in power don’t empathise or sympathise or do anything. They are more concerned with themselves.” “It didn’t feel right to be playing a game when people are trying to highlight a big conversation and things that are bigger than sport,” the 33-year-old Englishman continued. “I was brought to tears this morning as I was listening to stories of what has happened over the last few days and knowing the owner isn’t in agreement and now seeing this stuff here.center_img “These are cries for help and for people at the very top to get behind us because that is where the biggest change can come, but we are being left and being criticised. If you want to make a stance, the pushback is massive and MLS players don’t earn enough money to feel that they have enough value to have an opinion and to be able to make change. I’d like to say I’m proud, but I wish it is something that we didn’t have to do.” MLS also responded to Hansen’s comments, with commissioner Don Garber saying in a statement: “I appreciate Dell Loy Hansen’s efforts to build the sport of soccer in Utah. His commitment to MLS, the NWSL and the USL, as well as the game at the youth level, has been significant. However, I strongly disagree with the comments he made today, the way they were expressed, and they do not reflect the views of MLS. “This is a time for all of us to work together in the pursuit of racial equality and social justice. Major League Soccer and all of its clubs will continue to support and create initiatives that enact real change.” MLS is also investigating allegations that Hansen has a history of making racially charged remarks in his time as owner of RSL. Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap OperasCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

No. 5 West Florida Perfect on Road in 2007

first_img Oct. 14, 2007Box ScoreCLEVELAND, Miss. – In their final road trip of the regular season, fifth-ranked West Florida (13-1-0, 5-0-0 GSC) rolled to their eighth straight road win, a new school record, with a 4-1 triumph over Delta State Sunday afternoon at Delta Field in Cleveland, Miss. It was the same score the Argonauts beat the Statesmen by last season.The Argonauts cracked the score board first with a goal in the 12th minute of action. A nice pass down the side line from Rafael Segal found Nolan Intermoia in the corner. The junior defender quickly crossed the ball to Patrick McLean who tucked away his first goal of the season.The Statesmen would even the score 15 minutes later on a perfectly placed corner kick by Kevin Marchi that was finished by Steve Axe.Six minutes before the half, West Florida would retake the lead on a Jimmy McHenry goal. Ben Woodland sent a cross to the back post and McHenry was able to control the pass inside the box before finishing, giving West Florida a 2-1 lead at the break.One-and-a-half minutes into the second half the Argonauts extended their lead after Intermoia gathered a rebounded shot and centered the ball to Jay Mainville for his fifth goal of the season.West Florida added an insurance goal in the 61st minute of action when Keith Savage crossed the ball from the corner to McHenry who sent his volley shot over the keeper head for his team leading 13th goal of the season. It was Savage’s 23 assist of his West Florida career tying him for second in school history with Jose Fernandez (1990-1993).The Argonauts have not lost since the season opening fixture, a streak of 13 matches, tying a school record set last season. Up next for West Florida is Spring Hill College on homecoming night this Friday. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and “Live Stats” will be available for fans to follow. Print Friendly Version No. 5 West Florida Perfect on Road in 2007 Sharelast_img read more

Butland makes Barnsley move

first_imgBarnsley have drafted in England goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan from Stoke as cover for the injured Luke Steele. Steele sustained a back injury in training this week and will undergo a scan to determine the full extent of the problem, so Butland will make his debut for the club at Leicester on Saturday. Butland, who made his senior England debut against Italy last year, has been signed on an emergency 93-day loan. The 20-year-old, who started his career at Birmingham, was signed by Stoke for a reported £3.5million in January. Wigan veteran Mike Pollitt recently made three first-team appearances for Barnsley while on loan, but returned to his parent club. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Tim Sherwood remains confident he can guide Aston Villa to Premier League safety

first_imgBoss Tim Sherwood admitted he is fighting for his future but insisted he will guide Aston Villa to safety. He said: “I have no understanding of this, no one has spoken to me about two games. I am realistic enough to know that I’m a football manager who needs to win football matches and we haven’t done that. So if you don’t win games as a manager, you get sacked, that’s what happens. “I haven’t put a number on it. All I know is I’m a football manager and I take full responsibility for results. I’m not hiding in the background. I’m standing up there in that rectangle at the front of the pitch, taking the brunt of it, that’s what I get paid for. “We lost two managers last week and before that it was their names. Mine is at the front of the queue at the moment and hopefully over the next couple of weeks it will be someone else’s. “The objective of this season was to stay in the Premier League – 100 per cent we’ll stay in the Premier League this season, I’ve got full belief in that and then we would have reached our objective.” Sherwood confirmed he chose to stay in the UK to work with the players while a planned meeting by Villa’s top brass was held in the United States during the international break. The 46-year-old conceded he had been given no reassurances by chief executive Tom Fox or chairman Randy Lerner, although does not expect any. He said: “No, no, no, no. It’s fine, it’s business as usual. They never said anything to me last season either when it was going well, so it’s fine, no concern for me. “I don’t want them singing from the rooftops when we’re in the (FA) Cup final and I don’t want them screaming at me when we’re having a difficult time.” Press Association Sherwood, though, insisted he takes heart from Alan Pardew, who has flourished at Crystal Palace after being criticised during his spell at Newcastle. He said: “I take a lot of inspiration from managers I’ve seen who’ve worked through difficult periods, none more so than Alan Pardew. Nine months ago they were screaming him out of town at Newcastle, and if you asked anyone now who’s the favourite to be the next England manager when Roy (Hodgson) has had enough it would be Alan Pardew.” Villa will be without Gabby Agbonlahor (calf), Ciaran Clark (thigh) and Jores Okore (knee) for the trip to Stamford Bridge. The manager is facing scrutiny with Villa third bottom of the Barclays Premier League having not won since the opening day of the season. Sherwood, who was appointed in February, also dismissed suggestions he had been given two games to save himself ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea but knows he must start winning. last_img read more

Bacup to honour West Indies cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes

first_imgA “LASTING memorial” to a West Indies legend is to be created in the town where he played league cricket.Test batsman Sir Everton Weekes, who died on July 1, played for Bacup in Lancashire between 1949 and 1958.A motion to create a tribute to the cricketer was passed by Rossendale Council on July 15.Councillor Peter Steen, who proposed the motion, said he would like to see the town’s new market square named after Sir Everton.The batsman was known as one of the ‘Three Ws’ alongside fellow West Indies greats Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell.At international level, Sir Everton scored 4 235 runs in 46 Tests, averaging 58.01 and scoring 14 centuries and 19 half-centuries.The Local Democracy Reporting Service said he was devastating in the Lancashire leagues, scoring 25 centuries and passing 1 000 runs in each season.His total of 1 518 runs in a season, scored in 1951, remains a Bacup Cricket Club (BCC) record.Mr Steen’s motion proposed naming a proposed new market square after the cricketer “in recognition of the services… to BCC and pioneering work in race relations”.However, an amended motion passed with a commitment to simply create “a lasting memorial to Sir Everton in Bacup town centre”, in case the square scheme fails to go ahead.The councillor said he was “a little disappointed the original motion did not go through, but I’m happy that the council is committed to a proper memorial to Sir Everton in Bacup”.“He was a great cricketer, a great man and a great ambassador for race relations and the town,” he said.“He took a bit of Bacup back to the Caribbean and brought a touch of the Caribbean to Bacup.”BCC chairman Neal Wilkinson said his members would be “absolutely delighted if this came to pass”.“Sir Everton’s name is very much etched not only into the history of Bacup Cricket Club, but into the town itself,” he added.last_img read more

Comm school raises $100 mil

first_imgOn Monday, the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced it had raised more than $100 million since launching its major fundraising initiative in the fall of 2012.Annenberg’s fundraising initiative is part of a larger university-wide campaign to raise $6 billion to improve academic programs and outreach throughout the university.Fundraiser · The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has raised more than $100 million of its $150 million fundraising goal. — Mollie Berg | Daily TrojanThe school’s goal is to raise $150 million by June 2018. The initiative coincides with the construction of Wallis Annenberg Hall, which will open in fall of 2014. Much of the technology featured in the new building will be paid for by these donations.According to Annenberg News, the final donation that allowed them to reach the $100 million mark came from Denise Novoselski in memory of her husband, Tim. The Novoselskis both attended USC in the 1970s and met while working at the Daily Trojan. Tim came to Annenberg on a scholarship.“Shortly after Tim died, I was considering bequests and I thought it was important to give another young person an opportunity like Tim had,” Denise Novoselski told Annenberg News. “Helping those who want to go into journalism is critically important.”Annenberg reports contributions from more than 3,000 donors, 88 percent of whom gave less than $1 thousand. Seventy-nine percent of donations came from alumni.In addition to the establishment of scholarship funds and increased investment in digital technologies, an Annenberg spokesperson also said the money will go toward the endowment of the Jayne and Hans Hufschmid Chair in Strategic Public Relations and Business Communication. This will  contribute to the interdisciplinary study and research into the intersection of communication and business.The spokesperson also said that a donation from Thomas Campbell Jackson and Penny Jackson will establish a science and technology fellowship for the USC Annenberg Master’s of Specialized Journalism program.Diana Bernal O’Leary, associate dean of development and external relations for USC Annenberg, said the fundraising effort was a good representation of the lifelong commitment to the Trojan community.“This is a great example of the dedication of the Trojan Family,” O’Leary said in an email. “Alumni, parents and friends nationwide — and even a few around the globe — have made supporting USC Annenberg a priority,” O’Leary said in an email. “We are grateful and inspired by their generosity.”Novoselski told Annenberg News her husband would have been proud to be a part of such an influential campaign.“Tim never would have envisioned that he would be memorialized with an endowment to USC that was to become so significant.”last_img read more

Edo: We Are Not Renaming Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

first_imgEdo State Government has said unequivocally that there is no intention to rename the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.A statement from the Chief Press Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa said yesterday that the name “Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium” remains because it is named after the revered late Dr Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia because of his unparallel contributions to sports development in the old Bendel State.He added that it will be a disservice for any government to contemplate changing the name. According to him, this clarification becomes necessary as some traditional and social media platforms misquoted the state’s Deputy Governor, Right Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu in a live interview granted the Channels Television on Thursday night.In the euphoria following the promotion of Bendel Insurance Football Club to the elite division of Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) after over a decade in the lower cadre, the deputy governor said the “Samuel Ogbemdia Stadium will be named the Home of Bendel Insurance FC.”This was misinterpreted to mean that the legendary Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium will be renamed “Bendel Insurance Football Club Stadium.”Musa stressed that the present administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki is determined to return the lost glory of Edo State in sports development. “Basically, this is in line with the vision and mission of the late Samuel Ogbemudia for Edo State,” concludes the statement from the Deputy Governor’s office.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Serena holds Wimbledon mental edge

first_imgSerena Williams heads to Wimbledon to defend her title with seeds of doubt and defeatism already sown in the minds of her opponents.The psychological scars of playing the younger Williams sister run deep in the women’s game and, now that the American has dusted off the red clay from her shoes, predictions of an upset on southwest London’s luscious lawns are few and far between.Having bludgeoned her way to a 16th grand slam and second title at Roland Garros, Williams can now tighten her grip still further on the sport she has come to dominate by claiming a fourth major in five attempts.Few rivalsIt is little wonder then that Williams’s rivals for the Wimbledon title can realistically be counted on one hand.Her opponent in the final at Roland Garros, Maria Sharapova, and Belarussian world number two Victoria Azarenka are the leading candidates to throw a spanner in the works. Confidence, however, is hardly overflowing.Sharapova was circumspect to say the least on entering the French Open final having lost 12 consecutive matches to Williams.“I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t bother me, obviously,” the Russian said of a losing record stretching back to 2004.Defeat in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January is the only smudge on a near-perfect year in which Williams has returned to the pinnacle of the rankings and re-conquered Paris, where the title had eluded her since 2002.Back then she went on to complete the “Serena Slam”, winning all four majors consecutively and few would bet against her repeating the trick. She is on a 31-match winning streak with a 75-4 win-loss record in the past 12 months and has the added comfort of knowing that her game is ideally suited to the All England Club where her huge serve and heavy hits skid through with a little extra fizz.Petra Kvitova, 2011 Wimbledon champion, is not the first to suggest that Serena’s biggest opponent is frequently herself.“I think that the players have to play 100 per cent and to play really, really well. Serena sometimes doesn’t have a great day but she’s still able to beat the other players,” she told Reuters.Few chancesWorld number five Sara Errani, who was on the receiving end of one of Williams’s most emphatic maulings in the semi-finals in Paris, losing 6-0 6-1, neatly summed up the sense of foreboding. “You have to have one of your best days and try to think she can have one bad day,” she said.At 31, Williams is already the oldest woman to win a major since Martina Navratilova claimed a ninth Wimbledon singles title in 1990.She needs two more to draw level with both Navratilova and Chris Evert who sit above her with 18 major titles on the all-time women’s list headed by Margaret Court with 24.While the ultra-competitive men’s game holds few parallels with the Williams-dominated women’s, the American needs one more grand slam to draw level with Roger Federer, often hailed as the greatest player to pick up a racket.She is the best player that ever lived. She’s a level above anyone – there’s no doubt about it. Serena is one of the greatest athletes in the history of our sport, male or female. She has such an intimidation factor it will be difficult for anyone to beat her John McEnroe,“She’s playing the best tennis of her career, mentally she’s in the best place I’ve ever seen her,” three-times men’s champion John McEnroe said during a conference call organised by ESPN.“She is the best player that ever lived. She’s a level above anyone – there’s no doubt about it.“Serena is one of the greatest athletes in the history of our sport, male or female. She has such an intimidation factor it will be difficult for anyone to beat her.”Older sister Venus, who won the last of her five Wimbledon titles in 2008, has pulled out this year with a back injury, and among the rest the title credentials are flimsy. Sharapova has reached only one Wimbledon final since winning it as 17-year-old in 2004 while Azarenka has fallen at the semi-final stage in the last two years and has enjoyed grand-slam success only in Australia.Last year’s surprise finalist Agnieszka Radwanska is playing down her hopes of going one better.“There’s always a bit of pressure when you are defending a final (appearance) but I’m just trying not to really think about it, just enjoying playing on grass, enjoying Wimbledon – it’s my favourite grand slam.”last_img read more