first_imgA petition for the withdrawal of French troops from the Central African Republic has been launched online, following numerous allegations that soldiers working as UN peacekeepers paid African girls for sex.The appeal, addressed to the UN and its secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, says: “We demand accountability. And we demand it now!” The petition was launched by filmmaker Samantha Asumadu.The document calls for the French government to “withdraw all its troops from the CAR (Central African Republic) and investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of the horrific abuses of children.”It also demands that action be taken “to ensure victims receive proper care and support in rebuilding their future and prevent further abuse.”The petition has so far received over 4,000 signatures.It comes after a recent report by the AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue campaign stated that UN and French troops based in the CAR had abused at least 98 girls.According to Code Blue, local leaders and victims in the CAR“reported that troops from France and Gabon have sexually abused several girls in their province.” That information was reportedly disclosed during a meeting with the UN’s deputy special representative of the secretary-general and a delegation from MINUSCA, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the CAR.Recent reports of the abuse of young girls by UN peacekeepers prompted UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s chief of staff, Edmond Mulet, to call an urgent crisis meeting in late March, according to Code Blue.last_img read more

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first_imgUSC wide receiver Pharoh Cooper named to the 2015 Bilitnikoff Watch List.USC wide receiver Pharoh Cooper named to the 2015 Bilitnikoff Watch List.South Carolina junior wide receiver Pharoh Cooper has been named to the 2015 Biletnikoff Watch List.The Havelock, North Carolina native finished third in the Southeastern Conference in receptions with 69 and second in receiving yards (1,136).He was previously named to the Maxwell Award and Hornung Award lists.The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver, not merely outstanding wide receiver. The award recipient is selected by the highly distinguished Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of 275 prominent college football journalists, commentators, and former receivers. Foundation trustees do not vote and have never voted. Additional receivers are periodically added to the watch list as their season performances dictate.The 2015 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on December 10, 2015, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast 7:00 – 9:00pm (EST) on ESPN. College Football Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard will present the 2015 Biletnikoff Award winner on the show.“Receiver has become the glamour position in college offenses; the great athletes are drawn to the receiver position, thereby significantly increasing the number of excellent college receivers at numerous positions.”Saban is looking for improvement from TideUSC’s Skai Moore gives archrival Clemson a jablast_img read more

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first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter REAL vs FAKE GOLDcenter_img HOPES of an early resumption of Spain’s LaLiga appear to have been ended as the head of the country’s sports body said it is “impossible” to give a return date.LaLiga bosses have already been forced to back away from initial plans for a return to action at some point this month.The Spanish government have insisted a restart date is “impossible” despite La Liga’s plan to return in MayAnd while players have been given the green light to return to some form of training from Monday, that does not mean a restart is in sight.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesIrene Lozano, secretary of state for sport and President of Spain’s Higher Sports Council, said: “What has been decided is that, starting on May 4, players can resume what we have called basic, individual training.“That is establishing a series of health precautions that we have details and worked with football to draft.“This decision shows the government’s sensitivity to athletes.“We have specified that medical examinations and tests will have to be carried out before training and the club doctors will be responsible for those.“But in terms of playing matches, we have to see how training can be evolved.“There will be different phases and at this time it is impossible to set a date on the return of the competition.“We have to see how everything evolves, including the numbers of the pandemic.”Like most countries, even if LaLiga can resume, it will be behind closed doors.And Lozano suggested that that situation is likely to last for months unless a Covid-19 vaccine is discovered.Lozano added: “Spanish clubs are relatively healthy financially compared to other countries and that means football has to contribute to the rescue of other sports. “But until we have a vaccine it is not feasible that there can be games with crowds.”The Premier League plans to return on June 8, with clubs sent a proposed new timetable to finish the season despite the coronavirus pandemic.PSG were confirmed as Ligue 1 champions after the season was scrapped and French president Emmanuel Macron, is reportedly pushing for the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy to follow suit.The Bundesliga was set to resume on May 9 but the restart date was pushed back until at least May 16 as Germany were cautious of causing a second wave of the killer virus by easing restrictions.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today’s Arthur Melo is busy keeping in shape as he stays at home for lockdown Source: Soccer – 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelslast_img read more

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