Arsene Wenger sends support to Arsenal star Mesut Ozil amid China backlash

first_imgArsene Wenger sends support to Arsenal star Mesut Ozil amid China backlash Advertisement 1 min. story 1/1 Read More SPONSORED Skip Ad Wenger coached Ozil at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has backed Mesut Ozil’s freedom of speech after the Arsenal drew the fury of China.Ozil’s Instagram post about the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China has sparked a debate about human rights, as reports claim China has detained as many as one million people, mainly Muslims, over the course of several years in what are being branded as prison camps.China reacted furiously to the comments, pulling Arsenal’s game against Manchester City from TV coverage and performing a deep cleanse of Ozil’s internet footprint in the country.Arsenal released a statement distancing themselves from Ozil’s call to action and Wenger has defended the German’s right to speak out.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Skip Read More Read More Read More Top articles Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Dec 2019 1:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares About Connatix V67539 Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Comment Ozil is a Muslim (Picture: Getty)‘They kill their holy men. The men are forced into camps and their families are forced to live with Chinese men.‘The women are forced to marry Chinese men. But Muslims are silent. They won’t make a noise.‘They have abandoned them. Don’t they know that giving consent for persecution is persecution itself?’MORE: Yaya Toure takes swipe at Mesut Ozil and tells Arsenal star he was wrong to condemn China’s treatment of UighursMORE: Arsenal respond to Mesut Ozil social media post Advertisement Full Screen / ‘What he says is about himself and not Arsenal,’ said Wenger.‘Mesut Ozil has freedom of speech like everyone else and he uses his notoriety to express his opinions, which are not necessarily shared by everybody.‘What’s important is that Ozil has an individual responsibility. He doesn’t have to carry the word of Arsenal Football Club.‘When you make a comment about your individual opinion you accept the consequences of it.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityChina have threatened further action against Arsenal. Ozil is a Muslim and compelled others to speak out on the human rights violations in China.‘East Turkistan, the bleeding wound of the Ummah, resisting against the persecutors trying to separate them from their religion,’ Ozil said in a statement.‘They burn their Qurans. They shut down their mosques. They ban their schools. by Metro PLAY Coming Nextlast_img read more

Windhoist Hits Offshore Wind Jackpot

first_imgAyrshire-based Windhoist Limited has secured a contract from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to carry out onshore turbine pre-assembly work for the Hornsea One offshore wind project in Hull.This is the second commercial-scale offshore wind contract secured by Windhoist in 2018, on the back of a similar success on the Beatrice project, currently being loaded out from Nigg in the Moray Firth, Scotland.Windhoist will commence works this month and the project is anticipated to run for almost one year, sustaining over 100 employees on site for the duration of the project.The contract requires Windhoist to provide onshore pre-construction support for 174 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 turbines; standing 190m tall, each completed turbine will be larger than the Gherkin in London.With deployment across 2019, Hornsea One, when completed, will be the largest offshore wind project in the world at 1.2GW.“With activities well underway on Beatrice, we are happy to continue to develop our relationship with Windhoist, thereby showing our commitment to UK local content to deliver our projects competitively, on time, and to the highest quality standards,” Herve Bouraima, Global Commodity Manager for Siemens Gamesa Offshore Project Procurement, said.last_img read more

6 towns told to organize anti-insurgency task forces

first_imgILOILO – The municipalities of Alimodian,Calinog, Janiauy, Lambunao, Maasin, and Tubungan should organize task forcesaddressing their respective insurgency problems, according to the Department ofInterior and Local Government (DILG). The Philippine Army previously confirmed tothe DILG that 13 barangays in the six towns have insurgency problems –Alimodian, one; Maasin, one; Tubungan, one; Janiuay, two; and Lambunao, two. The Municipal Task Force to End LocalCommunist Armed Conflict will serve as a convergence platform for the deliveryof basic services down to the barangays “which will lead to good governance,”said Sumagaysay./PN Executive Order 70, according to Sumagaysay,espouses a whole-of-nation approach in addressing communist armed conflict.center_img “We gave them a deadline,Nov. 30,” said DILG Iloilo provincial director Teodora Sumagaysay. It then suggested the formation of a“Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict” in each of thetowns to coordinate efforts with government forces in line with Executive Order70 that created the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict(NTF-ELCAC).last_img read more

Iheanacho Targets More Ground-breaking Records with Leicester City

first_imgThe 23-year-old scored the match-winner in his first English top-flight game against Everton and went on to deliver another outstanding display against Aston Villa, where he found the back of the net and provided an assist.The victories ensured Brendan Rodgers’ men are second on the league table with 38 points from 16 games, six above reigning champions Manchester City.Iheanacho believes the Foxes can further extend their winning streak and make their fans joyful as Christmas draws near.“It’s very good to be a part of this great squad. I’m happy to be part of it and going forward we have fantastic players and great quality,” Iheanacho told LCFCTV.“Everyone is buzzing, everyone is happy. It’s a fantastic record and we have a great manager and great staff.“I feel we can win the next game and we’ll keep going and get more records. There have been good Christmas presents so far, we’ll keep going and get more wins.”Reacting to his sparkling performance against Aston Villa on Sunday, he said: “On a personal level, I’m excited, scoring again and assisting Jamie [Vardy].“So I just need to keep going and keep the level up, working hard in training to make sure I keep my head up.“It was a great performance from the whole team. I think we were all over them. We stuck to our plan and got spaces all over the place and we got the goals so it’s brilliant“We’ve been great this season, we just need to keep going, keep our heads down. This one is done now and we’re looking forward to the next game.”Iheanacho, who has four goals in four games this term, will hope to maintain his form when Leicester slug it out with Norwich City on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is aiming to help his side break more records this season.The Nigeria international played a key as the King Power Stadium outfit set a new club all-time best of eight consecutive Premier League wins.Iheanacho, who endured a torrid time at the start of the campaign, as he found game-time difficult to come by, has been in excellent form lately for the Foxes.last_img read more