LONDON: U.S. captain Megan Rapinoe knows all about taking a stance for social equality and justice, and can understand why Norway's Ada Hegerberg has turned her back on the women's World Cup.That said, she still wishes Hegerberg - the first female to be awarded the Ballon d'Or and the winner of four successive Champions League titles with Olympique Lyon - was competing in the tournament in France this month.The 23-year-old has not played for Norway since 2017 due to a dispute with her home federation about how women's football is treated."I support her in that she gets to make whatever choice she wants. I personally wouldn't ever miss out on a World Cup," Rapinoe, a World Cup winner and Olympic gold medallist, told reporters at the U.S. team's training camp on Wednesday."The World Cup is not better for her being out of it... I would have liked to see her be able to entertain on this stage," added the Californian midfielder."But I understand that's her personal decision, and for her she … [Read more...] about Absent Hegerberg would have lit up the World Cup, says Rapinoe
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JAKARTA: Enslaved, beaten, malnourished, and so desperate for water he had to collect condensation to drink: Rahmatullah left Indonesia seeking better prospects at sea - instead he endured a living hell.The global fishing industry is riddled with forced labour, anti-trafficking experts say, warning that consumers are unaware of the "true cost" of the seafood they buy in stores and restaurants.Exploited workers face non-payment, overwork, violence, injury, and even death. Indonesia and Southeast Asia are major sources of such labour and unscrupulous brokers target the poor and uneducated with promises of good wages at sea.Rahmatullah was told he was heading to Peruvian waters where he would receive US$400 a month salary, plus a per tonne bonus, but he was allegedly duped by an Indonesian recruiting agency and trafficked to Somalia, where he spent nine brutal months aboard a Chinese fishing vessel, working 18-hour days."I felt like a slave," the 24-year-old said, adding: "The … [Read more...] about Floating sweatshops: Is the fish you eat caught by ‘slaves’?
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016 A Toronto man has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing 34-year-old Sylvia Consuelo in January. Consuelo was found dead at around 4:45 a.m. on Jan. 30 by several “acquaintances” who’d arrived to visit her at her Jamestown-area apartment, according to the Toronto Police Service. Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga told a news conference in February that Consuelo was killed by a suspect who broke into her building, “brutally” sexually assault and beat her, then suffocated her to death. Surveillance-camera video released by police at the time showed a suspect walk in and out of Consuelo’s apartment building. Idsinga also said that Consuelo, an “extremely vulnerable resident of our city,” lived alone, had three children who no longer lived with her, and had difficulties with mental heath. Article Continued Below The Toronto man has faced charges for home invasions in the past. Const. Victor Kwong … [Read more...] about Suspect charged in Sylvia Consuelo murder case
By Alyshah Hasham Courts Reporter Sat., May 4, 2019 Sylvia Consuelo, a slight 34-year-old woman with long, dark hair, was found dead on the floor of her Etobicoke apartment in the early hours of Jan. 30, 2016. A bunch of unopened condoms had been scattered over her body and she had been sexually assaulted with an object. Three years later, a jury is set to decide whether Najib Amin, 31, murdered Consuelo because he believed — wrongly — that she was HIV-positive and had given HIV to three people through unprotected sex. There is no DNA evidence in the case, no fingerprints or an eyewitness to the murder. In closing arguments on Thursday, the case against Amin was described as entirely circumstantial and based mainly on two pieces of evidence: security footage from Consuelo’s building that shows Amin and the alleged murderer on different days wearing apparently identical clothing and secretly recorded conversations between Amin and undercover … [Read more...] about Jury set to begin deliberations in Sylvia Consuelo murder trial
PUTRAJAYA: A canteen operator who brutally bashed his girlfriend to death and then slept with her corpse for a night before burning it the next morning, had his death sentence upheld by the Court of Appeal for murder. A three-member bench led by Datuk Kamardin Hashim held that Abd Khalid Md Isa’s conviction was safe. “We find that from the appeal record , it is evident that the appellant (Abd Khalid) himself had pleaded guilty to the charge. He understood the nature and consequence of his plea and he admitted to the facts of the case,“ he said. He said the then Judicial Commissioner Datuk Azmi Ariffin (now High Court judge) had complied with section 178 (2) of the Criminal Procedure Code before accepting Abd Khalid’s plea of guilt and convicted him on the murder charge. Justice Kamardin, who sat with Justices Datuk Yaacob Md Sam and Datuk Lau Bee Lan, said Abd Khalid’s appeal did not have merit. In July 2016, the High Court had sentenced Abd Khalid to … [Read more...] about Appeals Court upholds gallows for man who pleaded guilty to murdering his girlfriend