first_imgThe player’s wife, Rosa Glaucia, also found her Instagram account full of insults. “Your husband’s (screw up) ruined everything,” was one comment from guih_nevetti.Fernandinho’s mother had to close her Instagram account due to the heap of offensive comments on her profile.Shocked by the racist messages, dozens of internet users rushed to Fernandinho’s defense on social networks.On the Mundo Negro site, which specializes in black culture, a message illustrated by a photo of Fernandinho underscored that “the defeat of Brazil and the own goal do not justify racism. Nothing justifies racism. We are with you Fernandinho.”On Friday night, TV Globo journalist Glenda Kozlowski wept in front of the cameras, talking about how distraught the player’s family was.In the match in Kazan, Fernandinho’s own goal in the 13th minute allowed Belgium to open the scoring. The 33-year-old had already been severely criticized four years ago, when he was hauled off at half-time on Brazil’s way to a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000While some internet users directed racist barbs at Brazil’s midfielder Fernandinho, others defended him © AFP / Benjamin CREMELRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jul 7 – Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday, when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia.Several internet users referred to the Manchester City player as a “monkey,” while some even threatened to kill him after Brazil’s 2-1 loss.last_img read more


first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Growing up on the North side of Milwaukee, Jordan Poole was always one of the youngest, smallest kids on the pick up court. Charges to the basket were met by stronger bodies, and so he had to find other means to score.“I was accustomed to finding a way to create my own shot because, when I was younger playing against older kids, you would go to the basket and it really wasn’t doing too much. They were just physically stronger,” Poole said. “I think that’s something I’ve never …last_img read more


first_imgAn outbreak of desert locusts in the villages of Rajasthan’s Barmer district, adjoining the India-Pakistan border, has posed a threat to the crops. Swarms of locusts were detected in the villages of Tamlor, Gadra Road, Gudamalani and Sheo regions of the district over the weekend.The Union Agriculture Ministry’s Locust Warning Organisation (LWO), headquartered in Jodhpur, has launched efforts on a war footing to control locusts. Teams carrying equipment have been rushed to the villages to spray high-intensity malathion insecticide to prevent the spread of locusts to other areas.The LWO has set up a helpline for farmers in the State. An attack of locusts, flying in from Pakistan’s Sindh province, was reported in Ramdeora-Pokhran region of Jaisalmer district during May this year. The last major outbreak of locusts took place in Rajasthan in 1993, according to the LWO.LWO Plant Protection Officer in Barmer, Mahesh Chandra, told The Hindu on Monday that a warning had been issued to all areas along the international border to keep an eye on the incoming swarms. “The spray of insecticide will prevent breeding of locusts, which is often witnessed in vegetation during rains after the drought spell,” Mr. Chandra said.Invading through TharThe tropical grasshoppers emerged in January this year from Sudan and Eritrea on Africa’s Red Sea Coast and travelled through Saudi Arabia and Iran to enter Pakistan, where they invaded the cotton-producing belt of Sindh. The swarms of locusts are now entering the Thar desert, threatening the crops in western Rajasthan.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned that more hatching and formation of hopper groups were expected in the coming weeks in Rajasthan, while the swarms of adult locusts would arrive from the “spring breeding areas”.last_img read more