Amal Clooney to represent detained Myanmar reporters

Image copyright AFP Well-known human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has said she will join the legal team representing two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar. She said “it is clear beyond doubt” that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were innocent, and called for their immediate release. The two journalists are accused of violating Myanmar’s colonial-era […]

Man Utd miles – and millions – from being truly Mourinho’s | Soccer

“Football heritage.” The game’s lexicon has been expanded further in the past month thanks to Jose Mourinho’s spectacular broadside at the media following Manchester United’s exit from the Champions League. The blame for the 2-1 home loss to Sevilla which had cast a pall over United’s season was largely ascribed to Mourinho and Mourinho alone, […]

Nelson Mandela granddaughters launch crowdfunding effort for jobs and literacy

The granddaughters of former president Nelson Mandela – Princesses Zaziwe Manaway and Swati Dlamini-Mandela – have launched the Mandela Centenary Relate bracelet, together with Relate Trust, with a vision to raise R100m toward job creation and literacy. The initiative was announced on Thursday in Bryanston in Johannesburg.   “Forty-nine percent of South African youths are unemployed, […]

Easter: Irish pubs lift Good Friday alcohol ban

Good Friday is about to get better for publicans in the Republic of Ireland. Why? Because they can finally toast the holiday with a pint. For almost a century, selling alcohol had been banned on Easter Friday – a legacy of Ireland’s Christian traditions. But in January 2018 the Irish parliament passed new legislation which […]

Sassa says Grindrod bank charge is ‘disingenuous’

Dianne Dunkerley, executive manager of grants administration at the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) said Grindrod Bank was being “disingenuous” when it stated that it was “forced to charge grant beneficiaries bank charges due to Sassa withdrawing their subsidy”. Dunkerley was speaking to GroundUp after the Constitutional Court granted Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) a […]

Final Four: Danny Manning recalls Kansas’ improbable 1988 NCAA title run | NCAA Basketball

Lawrence, Kan. Jan. 30, 1988  Dejected. Downtrodden. Lost.  Those adjectives best describe the morale within the Kansas Jayhawks’ locker room following a home loss to rival Kansas State. It was KU’s third straight loss and, more significantly, ended a 55-game home-winning streak that dated to 1984.   Postgame, Kansas junior Milt Newton told reporters: “It hurts so much. Right now, I feel like the world is over.”  MORE: Mike DeCourcy ranks best games from 30 years of NCAA […]

Nobunaga’s Ambition series tops 10 million shipments : gamers

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