Professional women footballers are to be guaranteed maternity leave under new rules approved by FIFA on Friday, the global soccer body's president Gianni Infantino said. Under the new rules, approved by the decision-making FIFA Council on Friday, a player will be given 14 weeks maternity leave and her club will be obliged to reintegrate her afterwards and provide adequate medical support. "If we are serious about boosting the women's game, we have to look at all these aspects," Infantino told reporters.
Jurgen Klopp has accused Premier League executives of "ignoring player welfare" after they did not consider allowing clubs to increase the number of substitutes from three to five at a meeting this week.
In David Fincher’s “Mank,” bowing Dec. 4 on Netflix, a key sequence takes place at Hearst Castle, when Gary Oldman’s Herman J. Mankiewicz shows up drunk and unannounced at a lavish dinner party thrown by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, played by Charles Dance. Filming is normally not allowed at the actual estate, with Lady […]
The first time director Jamie Babbit heard the song "Both Sides Now" on the radio, it immediately felt familiar. She realized she knew the song, not from Joni Mitchell's expansive library of hits, but because it had been sung at the drug and rehab center her mom ran in Ohio, with different lyrics meant to amplify […]
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Oscar Isaac is attached to play Solid Snake in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ action movie "Metal Gear Solid," currently in development at Sony Pictures. The studio announced the casting Friday. The film is based on the 33-year-old "Metal Gear Solid" video game franchise, created by Hideo Kojima and published by Konami. The script is written by Derek […]
Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified. The 49-year-old Israeli suspect poured flammable liquid inside the Church of All Nations, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The man then set it alight, a separate police statement said, before the church guard detained him.
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Violence in Afghanistan is "unacceptably high" as delayed peace negotiations get underway, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, adding that Washington has asked the warring parties to "stand back and indeed stand down." Pompeo's comments, made in a virtual address to the IISS Manama Dialogue, an annual security conference, came two days after Kabul-backed and Taliban negotiators reached a deal in Doha to proceed with talks on a political settlement to decades of strife. Pompeo noted that he met with the negotiating teams during a Nov. 21 visit to Doha and he said he told both sides that the strife must be reduced.
Philippine police on Friday threatened to cane people who violate social distancing protocols as the Southeast Asian nation fights the spread of the coronavirus during the festive season. The Philippines celebrates one of the world's longest Christmas seasons, starting as early as September, and crowds have started to flock to sprawling malls and shopping centres despite the pandemic. Police general Cesar Binag, commander of the coronavirus task force, told a news conference that police and soldiers would patrol in public areas in the capital Manila, the hotspot of COVID-19 cases, carrying 1 meter rattan sticks to measure distancing.
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he hoped France would soon get rid of President Emmanuel Macron, describing him as a burden on France which was going through dangerous times. Ties between Turkey and France, both NATO members, have been particularly tense in recent months over policy differences on Syria and the publishing of caricatures about Prophet Mohammad in France.
More than half of Italians think it is right to give up personal freedom to protect public health, a survey said on Friday, suggesting the government's curbs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic still have public support. Some 57.8% of respondents accept that the government should decide "when and under what conditions they can leave their houses, what they can or cannot do, who they can see and where" to protect health, a survey by Censis research institute said. During the summer, young people socialising in groups were widely blamed in Italy for a pick-up in infections after the government loosened restrictions imposed to contain its first wave of the pandemic in the spring.
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Staff at Africa's largest airline are being ethnically profiled and excluded from work because they come from a region embroiled in a civil war with the Ethiopian government, employees have told the Telegraph. Staff have claimed Ethiopian Airlines has moved to ban or place on leave those who are part of the ethnic Tigrayan minority after a brutal civil conflict broke out. The alleged move is said to be part of a pattern of harassment targeting Tigrayan civilians across Ethiopia, following the breakout of war between rebellious forces in the north and government controlled forces based in Addis Ababa. As fighting has intensified, so have reports of Tigrayans being fired from jobs and police searches of their properties. it is not known whether the alleged practices stem from official government advice. Ethiopian Airlines, which the government sees as the jewel in the crown of the country's economy, appears to be among the most prominent companies to have been accused of discrimination.
Oscar Isaac is attached to play Solid Snake for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts in “Metal Gear Solid,” which is currently in development at Sony Pictures, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.The film is based on the Metal Gear Solid video game created by Hideo Kojima and published by Konami. The script is written by Derek Connolly.Released on Sony Playstation in 1998, “Metal Gear Solid” follows Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a weapons facility to stop a group of terrorists known as Foxhound from launching a nuclear strike.The game was created by Hideo Kojima, and Avi Arad will produce the movie for Sony.More to come…Deadline first reported the news.Read original story Oscar Isaac to Play Solid Snake in ‘Metal Gear Solid’ for Sony At TheWrap
Workers from the Doe Run mine complex in Peru joined a growing group of farmworkers in blocking major highways throughout the Andean nation, ratcheting up pressure on newly appointed interim President Francisco Sagasti. Hundreds of union members from the Doe Run metallurgical plant located in the Andean town of La Oroya blockaded a highway critical to the supply of food to the capital Lima, demanding the government turn over management of the mining complex. "We want to be given the management of the company after the failure of the government and its liquidation committee to sell the complex to a new operator," the leader of the La Oroya workers union, Luis Castillo, told Reuters.
Firefighters battled a multiple-alarm fire that destroyed a boat-filled marina building – including “many multi-million-dollar yachts” – in La Salle, Michigan, on Friday morning, December 4, according to local reports.According to local media, the fire was first reported around 6.30 am at the Safe Harbor Toledo Beach marina in Monroe County. In the subsequent hours, the flames tore through most of the building and the vessels inside it.This footage, taken by local resident Tom Thurman, shows a plume of smoke rising from the site on Friday morning.Firefighters were still on the scene as of 11 am. The cause of the fire was not yet known and no serious injuries had been reported at the time of writing. Credit: Tom Thurman via Storyful