New anti-terrorism law takes Egypt into Orwellian territory

first_imgNews August 17, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New anti-terrorism law takes Egypt into Orwellian territory Organisation News Receive email alerts February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News to go further News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison RSF_en “Is journalism is now a crime?” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire asked. “In Egypt clearly yes, because the Sisi regime is using this new ‘anti-terrorism law’ to ban journalists from contradicting its own version of events.”“Egyptians are entering an Orwellian world in which only the government is allowed to say what is happening. Even in countries where freedom of information is highly restricted, laws rarely suppress pluralism so blatantly. Egypt is sinking ever deeper into a terrible despotism that not only wants to control information and detain journalists but also put them under even more pressure than during the Mubarak era.”Published in the government gazette, the new law provides for fines of 200,000 to 500,000 Egyptian pounds (23,000 to 57,000 euros) for anyone disseminating “false” information about bombings or other operations by armed groups. A journalist who, for example, gave a bombing death toll at variance with the government’s, could be convicted of a criminal offence.Ever since Field Marshall Sisi seized power, the authorities have been using the fight against terrorism as grounds for systematically persecuting journalists who do not toe the official line.With at least 15 journalists currently detained just for doing their job, Egypt is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa January 22, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns a ban on media reports that conflict with official accounts of armed attacks and operations by Jihadi militants. The ban is part of an anti-terrorism law that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified yesterday in the absence of an elected parliament. Follow the news on Egypt Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison stafflast_img read more

Grandson of Gandhi discusses political tensions, legacies of activists

first_imgAlvin Kraja | The Observer Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of activist Mahatma Gandhi, spoke about contemporary political issues and his grandfather’s legacy during a lecture on Tuesday at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.Gandhi started his talk about the current situation in India with the recent government and its policies. He said he is “tremendously troubled of what is happening in India.”According to Gandhi, he has always tried to answer the question “Why the world today is the way it is.”Gandhi argued that the norms of society have shifted from peace and mutual respect for each other to hierarchy and domination. He said his grandfather saw future India from a different perspective from the current leaders of the governments.“[Mahatma] Gandhi saw people together. India in his vision belongs to one another,” he said. ”All Indians are human beings that share the same space.”Gandhi said the discrimination of the Muslim Indians still continues, and the government has not taken the right measures to fix this issue.“[There is a] polluted landscape in India right now,” he said. ”Free India should not belong to the majority of the religion, but to all.”Since 79.8% of Indians are Hindu, they have gained more privileges and despise the Indian Muslims, he said.According to Gandhi, this behavior of Hindus is not right because “Hinduism teaches to return good from evil.”He also cited a quote from his grandfather regarding the segregation of religion, supporting the idea that everyone is welcomed in India regardless of their religion.“God is one even if addressed by different names,” he said.Gandhi further discussed the discrimination of Muslims in India by comparing the United States with India.“A second-generation Indian American is able to run for president, but in India, Muslims should prove their loyalty to the country in order to vote,” he said.The lecture also mentioned the current situation in Kashmir. According to Gandhi, Kashmir has only eight million citizens, but it is speculated that the Indian government has sent more than 500,000 soldiers to patrol this area. He said this high concentration of soldiers is a result of the Kashmir population being 95% Muslim.“History does not provide roadmaps for what happens in the future,” he said. “Gandhi and King provided roadmaps for different situations. So what do we do?”To Gandhi, the solution to these problems is to express our opinions and actively protest for our rights.“We must speak out, we must inform, pass the new when we can,” he said. “Each of us should search for the next step.”To end his lecture, Gandhi mentioned the lack of knowledge of other cultures as very critical today.“We have neglected to know our fellow human being,” he said.If people were to learn more about a different culture, they would understand each other more, and this knowledge would solve the problems he mentioned throughout the lecture, Gandhi said.Tags: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, gave a lecture called “Is the Dream Alive? Reflections on Race, Nationality and the Legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. King” at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies on Tuesday. The lecture was part of a joint event hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.Gandhi is a biographer and research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has written numerous books, including “A Tale of Two Revolts: India 1857 & the American Civil War” and “Mohandas: A True Story of a Man, His People and an Empire.”last_img read more

NBA: Clippers’ Lou Williams must quarantine 10 days after outside the bubble excursion

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The Clippers also are waiting for Ivica Zubac and Landry Shamet to clear quarantine and join them for the first time in the bubble, Rivers said Saturday.After the team’s reserves rallied from a 12-point deficit Saturday in Orlando, Rivers said having so many players out as the team tries to prepare for the restart after so many months away has been tough, in some part because he was looking forward to having a fully healthy team in Orlando after having had to deal with so many injuries all season. Before the season was suspended March 11, the second-place Clippers were 44-20 and despite having used 29 starting lineups through 64 games – tied for the most in the NBA.“It’s a challenge,” said Rivers, whose team got Sunday off from practice. “Because we only have 10 guys. That makes it really challenging.There’s no breaks in practice, so you tend to not go as long. You feel like you don’t get half the stuff in that you want to get in. So no, it’s been a challenge. I’d love to say it hasn’t been, but it’s been a definite challenging.Related Articles Neither the NBA nor the Clippers approved of Williams’ decision to visit the venue while away from the NBA’s closed campus, where strict protocols are in place to protect those in attendance from contracting or spreading the coronavirus. Before Saturday’s scrimmage — a 105-100 Clippers’ win over the Wizards — Clippers Coach Doc Rivers acknowledged that the team was aware of Williams’ whereabouts and the social media buzz surrounding it while he was away.“Obviously those got out and that’s something that we obviously didn’t enjoy seeing or like,” Rivers said.The 33-year-old Williams, a three-time Sixth Man of the Year awardee, is averaging 18.7 points and 5.7 assists per game this season, his 15th in the league.The Clippers begin their eight-game seeding schedule on July 30, with a game against the Lakers. According to ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks, missing two seeding games will cost Williams $150,000 in salary. A four-day quarantine, meanwhile, would have had him back on the court by the seeding opener.The team currently is also without Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley, who also departed on excused absences, and who will likely have to quarantine for at least four days whenever they return to the bubble before they can rejoin their team. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime center_img The NBA confirmed Sunday morning that Clippers guard Lou Williams will miss the first two seeding games of the restart because he’ll have to quarantine for 10 days at the Walt Disney World Resort campus after visiting the Magic City strip club in Atlanta while on an excused absence from the bubble.The quarantine began Saturday when he returned to Orlando.Williams was the third Clippers player to leave the bubble when he was excused to attend to personal matters. The star reserve posted a tribute on Instagram on Friday morning to Paul G. Williams, who died July 16. “Glad I had an opportunity to say goodbye OG,” Williams saidBefore that, on Thursday night, rapper Jack Harlow posted and removed a photo of he and Lou Williams in masks “with the caption “A location U would never guess.” It turned out, according to ESPN, that Williams told the NBA that he’d been at the gentlemen’s club to pick up food. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “It’s a little frustrating,” he continued. “It’s a little frustrating because you came into camp thinking the exact opposite. Like a week before this all started, we had everybody accounted for, and you know, stuff happens. So you can’t worry about it.”Williams is the third NBA player following Sacramento’s Richaun Holmes and Houston’s Bruno Caboclo to receive a 10-day quarantine for violating the NBA’s established health and safety protocols. In a statement, Holmes wrote: “After the initial quarantine period, I briefly and accidentally crossed the NBA campus line to pick up a food delivery,” and Caboclo reportedly inadvertently left his hotel room during the initial quarantine. Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ last_img read more

Protests shake Rio hours before opening Olympics gala

first_imgBearers Diego Scofano (L) holds the Olympic Torch of Rio 2016 Olympic Games during a torch relay with Giuseppe Pellegrino atop the Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. PHOTO AFPRio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |Thousands of Brazilians angry at political upheaval, corruption and the cost of the Rio Olympics blocked traffic in protests hours before the gala opening ceremony.Most people came to vent anger at center-right interim president Michel Temer who took power in May on the suspension of the elected leftist president, Dilma Rousseff, for an impeachment trial that her supporters claim amounts to a coup.The demonstrators, however, also targeted the Olympics, saying the billions of dollars spent on staging South America’s first Games fueled corruption and only helped the elite.Waving signs that read “No to the Olympics!” and “Temer out!”, about 3,000 people blocked a major avenue outside the luxury Copacabana Palace Hotel where many Olympic team members are staying.Guests with Olympic accreditation around their necks looked down from the hotel terrace at the protest, while the crowd jeered at vehicles taking Olympic VIPs and athletes through the upscale neighborhood.When a limousine surrounded by police outriders came through, the crowd surged forward, chanting “no to the coup” and “putschists, fascists, we won’t let them pass!”The protest was the latest unwelcome distraction for Brazilian authorities and Olympic organizers ahead of the opening ceremony at the 78,600 capacity Maracana stadium.Authorities are also dealing with rampant crime, including a lengthening list of muggings against Olympic delegates and journalists, despite the deployment of 85,000 soldiers and police to protect the Games.Police at the Copacabana protest, which was to be followed by more demonstrations near the Maracana stadium, were restrained.Even when the protesters blocked the busy Avenida Atlantica, causing a major traffic snarl-up, the dozens of officers held back. The tactic was in marked contrast to the tear gas and rubber bullets used several times in the last few days to clear protesters from the Olympic torch relay. Just a facade Protesters, many of them from Rousseff’s leftist Workers’ Party, said Brazil’s deep economic and social problems are being swept under the carpet for the Olympics. “They’re holding the Olympics when people are having a very hard time,” said Ricardo Parents 59, a psychologist.“The Olympics is a facade, it’s for show. It doesn’t represent the reality of Brazil. They want to show everything nice and perfect.”Over and over again the crowd chanted “Temer out” and called for Rousseff’s return.She is charged with breaking budgetary laws and looks almost certain to be thrown out of office by the Senate in the next few weeks at the end of an impeachment process that she says has been manipulated by Brazil’s right, calling Temer the chief “conspirator.”“I am demonstrating for democracy in Brazil. The world is watching so we are here to denounce the coup,” said one demonstrator, Iraci Franca, 57, a nurse.She also said that the Games were a distraction at a time of national economic crisis.“It’s very hard right now in Rio state for education and health because of the lack of funds and non-payment of salaries,” she said.Rio de Janeiro won the right in 2009 to host the Olympic Games at a time when Brazil was economically and politically on the rise. The collapse in stability and wealth since then has been brutal.Temer is to open the Games at the Maracana stadium, while Rousseff and her predecessor and political mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have refused to attend the ceremony.With opponents promising to boo Temer at the stadium, organizers plan to play loud music immediately after his remarks and mask the heckling, according to Brazilian media.“We want to take advantage when the world’s attention is on Brazil to denounce what’s happening, how we are on the path to dictatorship,” said one demonstrator, Ubiratan Delgado, a 59-year-old engineer.“We’re not against the Olympics, it’s the criminal Olympics we oppose.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Pedersen on top at Pattavia

first_imgGolf from Café KronborgMonday, Nov. 7, Pattavia – StablefordA Flight (0-19)1st Anders Pedersen (7) 38pts 2nd Arne Max Pedersen (17) 37pts3rd Ronnie Ratte (19) 33pts4th Lotte Boskov (19) 32ptsB Flight (20+)1st Elias Magnusson (23) 30pts2nd Kai Aabling (22) 30pts3rd Steen Habersaat (23) 30pts4th Jan Lovgreen (22) 26ptsNear Pin: #13 Lotte BoskovLong Putt: #18 John CostelloKai Aabling and Henning Olsen with Dave Richardson.We were off the first tee at Pattavia 15 minutes early under partly cloudy skies and in very hot conditions with some rain at the very end.  The course as always was in very good shape.We had two flights today with the cut at handicap 19 and 2 technical prizes to shoot for.  The A Flight was won by Anders Pedersen with a fine 38 points, Arne Max Pedersen took second with 37, Ronnie Ratte was third on 33 points and Lotte Boskov was a further point back in fourth.In the B Flight we had a three-way count back on 30 points that saw Elias Magnusson take first ahead of Kai Aabling and Steen Habersaat.  Jan Lovgreen completed the podium in fourth with 26 points.Friday, Nov. 11, Crystal Bay B & C – StablefordA Flight (0-19)1st Henning Olsen (17) 36pts2nd Ronnie Ratte (19) 34pts3rd Takeshi Hakozaki (14) 33ptsB Flight (20+)1st Kai Aabling (22) 29pts2nd Jan Lovgreen (22) 29pts3rd Steen Habersaat (23) 27ptsNear Pin: B4 Bridgit MortensenLong Putt: B9 Dave RichardsonCrystal Bay was the game today and we got off C1 on time under sunny skies.  The course was in good condition and it looks like some money has been infused with the addition of some new golf carts.Henning Olsen won the A Flight with the best score of the day, 36 points, while Ronnie Ratte came second with 34 points and Takeshi Hakozaki third with 33.Kai Aabling was top in B Flight on a count back from Jan Lovgreen, both with 29 points each, and Steen Habersaat took third with 27.last_img read more


first_imgFreshers Week at Letterkenny Institute of Technology begins next Monday 23 September, 2013 until Friday 28 September with a host of on-campus and off-campus activities planned during this week.The main focus of this year’s Freshers Week is charity and giving back. The Student Union have selected the St Vincent de Paul Society as their charity to support this Freshers week.It is hoped that the Student Union wristband campaign will raise €3,000 for the local St Vincent de Paul Society. The wristband campaign will see students avail of an array of discounts throughout Letterkenny shops and clubs.From ‘Joe the Butchers’ to ‘Domino’s pizza’ and free entry into three local nightclubs, this campaign will see students availing of reduced and discounted prices, for products and services in the Letterkenny area.Student Union President, Brian McElwaine has said that the driving force behind this initiative is to say thank you to the St Vincent de Paul Society for the help provided by the charity to struggling students last year. He added that, as a result of SUSI grant delays, many LYIT students faced unnecessary hardship and the situation would have been much worse had it not been for the intervention of the St Vincent de Paul Society . This campaign is about Letterkenny IT Student Union giving back to the local charity.Students interested in purchasing a wristband can do so by contacting the Student Union office, but with a limited supply of 300 wristbands, you’ll have to be fast to get yours! Wristbands are available at a cost of €10 each. LYIT FRESHER’S WEEK ‘WRISTBAND CAMPAIGN’ ABOUT CHARITY was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charityFRESHERS WEEKLYITstudentslast_img read more

Complete Internet Blackout in Egypt (Updated)

first_imgAfter blocking Twitter on Tuesday and, intermittently, Facebook and Google on Wednesday, the Egyptian government has upped the ante, throwing a complete Internet access block across the whole of the country. Additionally blocked are Blackberry service and SMS.Reports are pouring in, many to Twitterers via landline, that the country has been “cut off” and is now a “black hole.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Breaking#international#news#NYT#politics#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Reports from Cairo, Alexandria and elsewhere in the country indicate the block is wholesale and countrywide. CNN’s Ben Wedeman commented, “No internet, no SMS, what is next? Mobile phones and land lines? So much for stability” and asked “Will #Egypt totally cut communications with the outside world?”That depends, I think, on whether the idea now is to disrupt communications between groups of protesters or to lay a blackout curtain across Egypt to mask a total crackdown. As many as eight protesters, three in Cairo and five in Suez, have been killed, along with one policeman. I think if landlines and mobile go, the question must become, is the Egyptian government planning a wholesale massacre? (AP has raw footage of security forces converging, then killing a protester. Please be warned. This is some vicious shit.)Those in and outside of Egypt have pledged to keep as much in connection to one another using whichever avenues remain. This is one of those times, however, in which the presence of functioning traditional journalists will pick up from the citizens who had been reporting on the ground. UPDATESSome reports indicate landlines are down. Further reports indicate Vodafone will be shutting down mobile service and Facebook videos uploaded by those who retain Internet connection are getting deleted. Can anyone confirm? Egyptian interior ministry’s “decisive measures” may be code for “massacre” now that the Internet’s largely dark. Egyptian Internet cut-off documented by Rensys. Big four Egyptian ISPs, on which the majority of Egyptians, and Egyptian businesses and organizations, rely are offline.As of 12:35 p.m. (PST), all communications seem to be cut off “except landlines from 5 star hotels & Nour ISP” according to a source in the region (but not in the country). When rumors hit the protesters that the Egyptian Museum was going to be looted due to abrupt police abandonment, they ringed it with their own bodies to protect it. Another source, a journalist said:“Latest I’ve read/heard confirmed: 1) 93 percent of ‘net traffic blocked. Only one ISP, Noor, is still up and running.2) Cell service cut off, per government order, in various places — may be countrywide now, but what I read suggested that they asked it to be selective (probably not in tourist destinations, for example). 3) Some landlines, particularly in Cairo, are reported down as well.” Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Alab Pilipinas taps Ivan Johnson as import

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight So far, joining Johnson in the Alab Pilipinas roster are reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and returning Heritage Import Lawrence Domingo. View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img MOST READ Eustaquio shrugs off close loss, hopes to be included in Manila card Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FILE PHOTO – TNT Import Ivan Johnson. PBA IMAGESAlab Pilipinas is bringing in the big guns this as it signed up Ivan Johnson as its first World Import for the coming Asean Basketball League season.The menacing 6-foot-8 bruiser is undoubtedly a huge addition for the Philippine team and immediately propels the squad among the favorites.ADVERTISEMENT Johnson has proven to be a winner having led TNT to a PBA title in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The former NBA veteran returned to the PBA the following year, but was handed a lifetime ban, which was later downgraded to a one-year suspension by the league after disrespecting commissioner Chito Narvasa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJohnson last saw action for Sagesse in the Lebanese Basketball League, where he averaged 17.3 points on 33 percent shooting from three, on top of 7.8 rebounds last season.The 33-year-old, though, is expected to be in a better state of mind for the regional tournament with Jimmy Alapag, a respected figure not only in the Philippines but also in Asia, calling the shots for Alab. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Vanguardia steps down, Alas appointed as new Phoenix coach

first_imgLouie Alas. PBA IMAGESPhoenix is off to a new path.Louie Alas has been installed as the new head coach for the Fuel Masters, days before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Doesn’t matter how it’s done, Brownlee just wants to win title for Ginebra Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment PLAY LIST 04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:28Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “The said coaches represent two of the brightest coaching minds in the game today and we feel fortunate that they will be leading the future of our team as well as other basketball related activities,” the statement continued. “The management is elated with these changes and are expecting a different Fuel Masters team in terms of attitude, passion, intensity and pride in each game they play in Asia’s oldest professional basketball league.”Alas and Robinson were a part of coach Alex Compton’s staff in Alaska.“I’m super excited to take on a head Coaching position again as it will be a big challenge. I’m likewise sad as I’m leaving Alaska, especially Coach Alex who has very supportive and a dear friend to me and my family,” said Alas of his new post.He will be the franchise’s third coach, following Koy Banal and Vanguardia.Alas last took the helm with Letran back in NCAA Season 88 in 2012, while Robinson is currently steering Lyceum this NCAA Season 93, with the Pirates already qualified in the Finals after their 18-0 eliminations sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Team governor Raymond Zorilla announced the news on Thursday after coach Ariel Vanguardia and lead deputy Justino Pinat resigned from their duties.“After evaluating the performance of the team this past season, Mssrs. Ariel Vanguardia and Justino Pinat have earlier stepped down from their coaching positions with the best interest of the team in mind,” the team said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVanguardia amassed a 17-27 record with Phoenix since assuming the position prior to the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. He led the team to three quarterfinals appearances in his tenure but failed to advance past that stage.In their lieu, coaches Alas and Topex Robinson have been signed to lead the Fuel Masters to a new beginning.last_img read more

10 months agoHe’s back! Chelsea confirm Joe Cole joining academy coaching staff

first_imgHe’s back! Chelsea confirm Joe Cole joining academy coaching staffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have confirmed Joe Cole is joining the club’s academy staff.The 37-year-old, who retired from playing in November, will work across age groups for the next six months while he continues to study for his coaching badges.Cole, who won three Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the League Cup with the Blues, said: “Looking to the future, I want to stay involved in the game and I feel I can offer a lot as a coach.”To lend my experience to help other young footballers achieve their dreams, just like I did, is a big passion of mine.”Cole was in the Premier League team of the year in the title-winning 2006 season and was also named Chelsea player of the year in 2008.He joined the club from West Ham in 2003, where he was the sixth player signed at the start of the Roman Abramovich era. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more