The US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 enabled women athletes to represent the country at the Olympic Games for the first time. Even so, the progress was only gradual; Afghanistan has sent 23 athletes to the Games since then, yet only four have been women. Now, the Taliban’s return to power following the American withdrawal this summer threatens to put an end to what little progress has been made. On September 8, the Taliban’s cultural commission official Ahmadullah Wasiq announced a ban on women’s sports, deeming their participation “not necessary”. Afghanistan’s new sports chief Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai appeared to tacitly support this stance on September 15, when he declined to confirm whether women would still be able to participate in the 400 sports that comply with sharia law. Amid protests in Kabul demanding women’s rights to education and work, many women athletes have fled for their lives, while others have stayed in the hope of reform. Here are some of their ... » Learn More about Meet the defiant Afghan athletes vowing to fight the Taliban’s ban on women’s sports
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MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr publicized the first episode of his one-on-one video interview with Juan Ponce Enrile on Thursday, September 20, the eve of the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. Bongbong, the only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, sat on a plush chair facing Enrile, former Marcos defense minister and known architect and implementor of Martial Law. (READ: Martial Law, the dark chapter in Philippine history ) But the two men made false or misleading claims in their video entitled, "JPE: A Witness to History," a clear attempt to justify Marcos’ Proclamation No. 1081 which placed the whole country under martial rule on September 21, 1972. Bongbong opened the interview by asking Enrile, “What is the biggest fallacy that young people now are being fed about the reasons behind and the actual events of Martial Law?” (READ: #NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need ... » Learn More about LIST: False claims of Juan Ponce Enrile on Martial Law
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Singapore champion marathoner Soh Rui Yong, 30, is going to appeal the court ruling that he had defamed former teammate Ashley Liew, 34. On Sep. 23, 2021, Soh was ordered by the District Court to pay S$180,000 in damages awarded to Liew -- S$120,000 in general damages and S$60,000 in aggravated damages. Appeal will be filed Mere hours after the verdict, Soh wrote on Facebook that the case was not over and he would appeal. With his typical bravado, he wrote: There're a lot of falsehoods being paraded on social media, by people who don't know head from tail about this case . There are attacks on my integrity, character and credibility. Most disgustingly, there have been attacks on my family members, friends and loved ones. I have no choice but to respond: This marathon is not over. I will be launching an appeal in the High Court of Singapore. Will clear my name, whatever it takes. ... » Learn More about Marathoner Soh Rui Yong to appeal after losing defamation case
The following is a press release, printed with permission. Their statements and opinions are their own. Bangkok, September 23, 2021 – Thailand is returning to host back-to-back international tournaments – the “PPTV” 2021 Asian “Est Cola” Women’s Club Volleyball Championship and the “PPTV”2021 Asian “Est Cola” Men’s Club Volleyball Championship – at Terminal 21 in Nakhon Ratchasima from October 1-15. The annual continental competitions return to the circuit this year after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. The two Championships are jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Sports Authority of Thailand, the National Sports Development Fund ((NSDF), Nakhon Ratchasima Province, the Asian Volleyball Confederation, and the Thailand Volleyball Association. The virtual press conference for the two Championships, held at Sports Authority of Thailand Headquarters on September 23, features Minister of Tourism and Sports; H.E. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, ... » Learn More about Thailand hosts return of Asian Men’s and Women’s Club Volleyball Championships
It seems meme stocks have chosen they need to be back at the center of attention today. In an apparently newsless evening for the semi resource class, meme stock goliaths GameStop (NYSE: GME stock) and AMC (NYSE: AMC) both popped vertically for a portion of their greatest evening gains in weeks. All in all, what’s behind this meme stocks madness and its enormous value energy? The short answer: nothing, truly. No bullish profit, no acquisitions, or large declarations from these brands are catalyzing gains. Maybe, it appears to be that meme stock devotees and short-crush financial backers are behind the development. Exchanging volume across the meme stock market is a long way past everyday midpoints. GME stock saw more than 14 million offers trade hands against an everyday normal of 5.3 million; in the interim, AMC saw 221 million offers exchange against a normal of 169 million. Meme Stocks Mania Takes Off Again With GME Stock, AMC Bull Runs The exchanging volume is setting off ... » Learn More about Meme Stocks Mania: What Happened With GME Stock and AMC Stock Today?
Despite the recent shift in the way mental health is viewed by the public, it is still something that many find hard to discuss and seek help. Celebrities have been known to share their own struggles and play their part in encouraging people to ask for help when they need it. In a video interview with Entertainment Tonight , the 27-year-old singer shared his new take on life. The award-winning artiste said he has learnt to set aside time for himself and, when he's on tour, he will also prioritise time for his wife, Hailey Bieber. "Touring can definitely be grueling. And I think the same way I was able to kind of set boundaries for this (I'm Listening) project and be able to prioritise time with my wife and time that I'm not working and be off the grid. It's always kind of like, 'You live and you learn,' and you just learn how to say no," Bieber explained. The Canadian is also living by a new principle. "Don't be resentful about something you say yes to. Just do it and then when ... » Learn More about Singer Justin Bieber on setting boundaries and learning from past mistakes
Inforial (The Jakarta Post) - ● Fri, September 24, 2021 2021-09-24 07:04 0 e97434844e8b78f10c5dca9afb53193b 4 Inforial Free Batam, home to several ports, is developing the supporting facilities at Batu Ampar Port to improve its performance as part of efforts to lure investors. Under the plan, Batu Ampar Port, which is developed and operated by the Badan Pengusahaan (BP) Batam, is set to have a container yard with an area of 112 ha, a warehouse with an area of 4.52 ha and a pier with a total length of 2.9 km, which is expected to serve containers up to a capacity of 5 million TEUs per year. The entire development phase of Batu Ampar (2021-2035) requires an investment of Rp 12.77 trillion (US$898.4 million). Throughout 2020, the container capacity served by Batu Ampar Port reached 518,000 TEUs. Batu Ampar Port has two closed warehouse facilities at the south pier with an area of 7580 m2 and 9101 m2. While reviewing the progress of cleaning and ... » Learn More about Batu Ampar port as the heart of Batam’s economy