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Sister Fox deport order denounced

TWO left-leaning party-list lawmakers yesterday strongly denounced the Bureau of Immigration (BI) order to deport Sr. Patricia Fox and the blacklisting of the missionary nun. Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro lamented the action of the government, branding it as anti-people. “For 27 years, Sr.….....»»

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U.S. host Trevor Noah answers French envoy over African-ness of World Cup champs

WASHINGTON DC, USA –  The host of America's late-night TV program The Daily Show has drawn the ire of France's ambassador to the US after joking that "Africa won the World Cup." Earlier this week Trevor Noah, a prominent comedy host in the United States, praised "Africa" for its World Cup victory , ........»»

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Goalkeeper Areola in a diverse French team

With 16 of the 23 players on its team coming from immigrant families, world champion France had one of the most diverse and multiethnic rosters in the recent World Cup. Alphonse Areola, born in Par.....»»

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France closes in on phone ban in schools from September

PARIS, France – French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's pledges during last year's presidential campaign. Senators and National Assembly deputies reached the agreement late on Wednesday, July 18, on the ban ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

World Cup winner Mbappe donating bonus of about $350,000

PARIS --- Teenage World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is giving his bonus to an association that puts sports in the lives of hospitalized children. The head of Premiers de Cordee (First in Line), Sebastien Ruffin, says two weeks before France clinched the World Cup he was informed that Mbappe would give the group his bonus if the team qualified for the quarterfinals. French Football Federation chief Noel Le Graet confirmed in Sunday's Journal du Dimanche that other associations also would benefit from the France forward's largesse --- "about 300,000 euros ($350,000)." Mbappe mentors the kids, and Ruffin said the player has "very good contact" with them: "I sometimes feel he get...Keep on reading: World Cup winner Mbappe donating bonus of about $350,000.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 18th, 2018Related News

Alaphilippe keeps France celebrating with Tour stage win

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France --- France has a new cycling star. Two days after the country's soccer players won the World Cup, Julian Alaphilippe became the first French winner of a stage at this year's Tour de France on Tuesday. Fueled by previous disappointments and thoughts of his ill father watching on TV, Alaphilippe timed his break perfectly and powered to victory on the first day in the mountains, crossing the line alone, and finishing well ahead of his rivals for his first Tour win. "I imagined winning it because it was a huge objective for me, but to win it like that, all alone ...," Alaphilippe said. "I don't know how many kilometers I was alone - phew, it was a b...Keep on reading: Alaphilippe keeps France celebrating with Tour stage win.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 18th, 2018Related News

Usain Bolt poised for surprise trial with Aussie football club

Fifa 98's Usain Bolt is tackled by France 98's defender Bixente Lizarazu during an exhibition football match between France's 1998 World Cup's French football national team and.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Croatia gears up to give heroes welcome to World Cup team

Croatian players celebrate after Croatia's Ivan Perisic scored his side's opening goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadi.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Allez les Bleus — France wins World Cup

MOSCOW (AFP) – France celebrated its second World Cup win 20 years after its maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history. The breathless victory under stormy skies at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium means Didier Deschamps’ side — balancing… Source link link: Allez les Bleus — France wins World Cup.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 17th, 2018Related News

The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The "next" World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of "Qatar 2022" in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event. But apart from a social media campaign, there was little attention on the (actual) next senior World Cup: the women's tournament next year in France. That was surprising. In the past several years since scandal enveloped soccer's governing body, FIFA has made a point of proclaiming that it aims to raise both the role of women in the organization and the profile of the women's game. President Gianni Infantino appointed Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general of soccer's international governing body in 2016, while also announcing the creation of a women's soccer division. The men's World Cup in Russia could have provided an opportunity to address equity in the sport while also pointing to the women's tournament next year. But France 2019 wasn't promoted much at all: No signs, events or displays in tourist areas. Samoura made some appearances, but was not visible during the awards ceremony following France's victory over Croatia on Sunday. Venezuelan forward Deyna Castellanos was deemed the women's soccer ambassador in Russia and she starred in a social media campaign anchored by the hashtag #DareToShine. But while the 19-year-old is considered a rising star in the women's game, Venezuela failed to qualify for France so the selection seemed odd. Infantino acknowledged more could be done for the women's game at his wrap-up news conference in Moscow. There's no doubt that the men's World Cup every four years is FIFA's financial juggernaut. But the women are the governing body's second-biggest commercial asset. "We have to invest in women's football. We are thinking of a new women's world league, because 50 percent of the world population, the ladies, need to be treated in the right way as well in a sport which is said to be macho like football," Infantino said. "We have to invest in women's football, we have programs and we have ideas." The call for greater equity in soccer is not new. In the run-up to the last Women's World Cup in 2015, a group of international players, led by U.S. star Abby Wambach, protested because the tournament would be played on artificial turf, which is considered by many to be inferior to real grass. The men's tournament had always been played on grass. Once the point was made about the turf, the tournament in Canada turned out to be a rousing success, attracting the biggest crowds of any FIFA tournament outside of a men's World Cup. It also broke TV rating records in North America, with the final drawing more viewers than any other prior men's or women's match in the United States. Following their victory over Japan for the trophy, the U.S. women went on to bargain for, and receive, a better contract with U.S. Soccer that brought them closer to the compensation level of their male counterparts. The Americans were not alone, national teams from other countries won more equitable contracts with their federations, including Australia and Ireland. France could provide FIFA an opportunity to showcase concrete change at the highest level, and the possible messaging couldn't get more perfect: France won a World Cup, and now will host it. Two issues stand out. It remains to be seen how much prize money will be increased in 2019. The U.S. women took home $2 million in 2015. In contrast, France's men earned $38 million for their victory on Sunday. And there's no word yet whether video replay will be used just as it was for the men for the first time in Russia. U.S. women's coach Jill Ellis was in Moscow the final week of the tournament for a media session put on by FOX, which has the domestic TV rights for 2019 France. She'd like to see an increase in prize money and the use of replay. "I don't know what the ramifications were in other countries, but you look at our own team, in our own country and the viewership and the attendance — there's no difference (with the men)," Ellis said. "So I think that FIFA 100 percent should look at our game as a game, not as a women's game or a men's game." ___ AP Sports Writer Ron Blum in Moscow contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Tens of thousands give heroes welcome to Croatia team

In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia on yesterday rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

L’Austral brings French touch to traveling

French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and Capt. David Marionneau hosted a handful of personalities from the diplomatic corps, the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, and the media to a cocktail on board L'Austral, a five-star yacht under the fleet of the French cruise company Ponant, in Manila. The event is part of an initiative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with Ponant, to promote the image and expertise of France. "France is often associated with luxury, travel and art de vivre, and these are exactly what the L'Austral offers. Ponant, after all, is a French company that carries the slogan 'L'Art de voyager,' or the 'art of traveling'," Ambassado...Keep on reading: L’Austral brings French touch to traveling.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 17th, 2018Related News

French celebrate unifying victory

PARIS — It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy. France’s 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought – study

PARIS, France – A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said on Monday, July 16. Lab experiments using mouse and human cells revealed that the CRISPR-Cas9 technique ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

PH pride: World Cup champion France s goalkeeper is Filipino

PHOTO from Alphonse Areola's official Facebook page Two world-class Filipino athletes brought pride to the Philippines on July 15: Senator Manny Pacquiao who scored a knockout win to claim the.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

France set for heroes’ welcome after thrilling World Cup win

MOSCOW -- Victorious France were set to return to a heroes’ welcome today after winning the World Cup for the second time with a roller coaster 4-2 victory over Croatia which set off chaotic celebrations at home......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 16th, 2018Related News

France wins 2nd World Cup

MOSCOW -- France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side, 4-2, in one of the most gripping finals in recent history......»»

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Allez les Bleus — France wins World Cup

MOSCOW (AFP) - France celebrated its second World Cup win 20 years after its maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history. The breathless victory under stormy skies at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium means Didier Deschamps’ side — balancing….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Paris renames six train stations to honor France’s World Cup stars

Six Paris metro stations were temporarily renamed in honor of France's World Cup winning champions after their 4-2 rollercoaster victory against Croatia. Among the changes, station Victor Hugo became "Victor Hugo Lloris", named after the team's captain and goalkeeper, whose second half mistake gave Croatia faint hopes of a late comeback. The metro stop at Bercy has become "Bercy les Bleus", a play on words to thank the team. The station Avron has taken the name "Nous Avron Gagne", a play on the French to mean "We have won". Charles de Gaulle-Etoile was turned into "On a 2 Etoiles", meaning "We have two stars" -- referring to the country's first World Cup win on home soil in 1998...Keep on reading: Paris renames six train stations to honor France’s World Cup stars.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 16th, 2018Related News

France lift second World Cup after classic final

France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders' dreams of a first title......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJul 16th, 2018Related News