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Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

Sports
England women's manager Phil Neville said footballers should "boycott" social media to send a "powerful message" that abuse is not acceptable.Neville's comments come after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba received racist abuse online having missed a penalty in his side's 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday."We have to take drastic measures now as a football community. I've had it with my players on social media, the Premier League and the Championship have had it," said Neville. "I just wonder whether as a football community we come off social media, because Twitter won't do anything about it, Instagram won't do anything about it - they send you an email reply saying they'll investigate but n...
China: Prohibiting CGN from U.S. businesses is abuse of ‘export control’

China: Prohibiting CGN from U.S. businesses is abuse of ‘export control’

World
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- China's Foreign Ministry condemned the United States' decision to bar China Nuclear Power Corp and three of its subsidies from doing business with U.S. companies as an abuse of export control. On Wednesday, the United States added 17 entities to its Entity List including China's state-owned nuclear power company, according to the U.S. Federal Register. The Chinese entities were added to the list "because each of these four Chinese entities has engaged in or enabled efforts to acquire advanced U.S. nuclear technology and material for diversion to military uses in China," it said. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement Thursday that the move will not only hurt Chinese companies but American as well. By adding CGN and its subsidiaries to the list, "t...
Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Entertainment
Snoop Dogg has been criticised for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the negative effects of alcohol compared to cannabis.The US rapper uploaded a picture showing him and the ex-England midfielder at the ages of 20 and 47, in an apparent attempt to show that "marijuana abuse" is safer than addiction to alcohol. His post has divided his followers, with some praising him for "speaking the truth" about the dangers of drinking and others accusing him of a lack of respect for Gascoigne, 52, who has repeatedly struggled with alcoholism and mental health issues over the years. Piers Morgan is among those to have criticised the 47-year-old Gin And Juice rapper over the post, tweeting: "This is nasty. Shame on you @SnoopDogg."Another tweeter...
Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Health
Women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a serious mental illness, Birmingham University research suggests.They are also twice as likely to have had some form of mental illness already, the study in the British Journal of Psychiatry found.Experts said opportunities were being missed to detect abuse and support vulnerable women.GPs said they were highly trained to spot it, but it was often well-hidden.The study was based on 18,547 women who had told their GP of domestic abuse they had experienced.They were followed up over a number of years and compared with a group of more than 74,000 women of a similar age who had no experience of domestic abuse.Dr Joht Singh Chandan, lead author and academic clinical fellow in public he...