EXCLUSIVE: Muslim boys high school soccer team refuses to play against team with 2 girls

 

http://www.citynews.ca/2015/05/28/exclusive-muslim-boys-high-school-soccer-team-refuses-to-play-against-team-with-2-girls/

A boys soccer team from ISNA Private Islamic High School refused to finish a game on Tuesday because two females were on the opposing team during a Brampton tournament.

Robert F. Hall Catholic School, in Caledon, does not have a girls team so the two females played on the senior boys team, which was approved by the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA).

During halftime, the ISNA Private Islamic High School team brought the concern to the referee. Robert F. Hall Catholic School school was winning the game 3–1 at that point.

Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations, South Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association and ROPSSAA all have the same gender rule stating:

“If a sport activity is not available for a female on a girls’ team, she is eligible to participate on a boys’ team following a successful tryout.”

The girls on Robert F. Hall Catholic School team told CityNews they insisted on sitting out for the second half to allow the game to continue. The team went on to win 6-1 but both teams ended up advancing to the next round.

There is a chance the two teams could face each other again on Monday.

ROPSSAA said their rules are black and white.

But this is uncharted territory for the board so they are gathering their facts and will make a ruling on Friday about how to proceed.

Bruce Campbell of the Catholic School Board says they are disappointed and that they expect any team participating to know the rules.

“We were a little bit caught off guard because we assumed it was a senior boys league and exclusively for boys,” Essa Abdool-Karim. the coach of the ISNA High School soccer team, said.

“Free mixing is generally something we do not do, more so out of respect than anything,” he said.

Abdool-Karim said the team tried to have an open dialogue and explain to the other team that it is their belief.

“We want them to understand this balance between religion and having to sacrifice the sport you love is a difficult situation,” Abdool-Karim said.

If they face the same team again he doesn’t think they will play them.

“We want inclusion for all. We are trying to find a solution to a problem,” he said.

Serial False Rape Accuser: Christina Nadine Nelson, formerly Christina Mark (update)

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An assistant attorney general for Montana says that 24-year-old Christina Nadine Nelson, formerly Christina Mark, made a string of alleged false accusations against three men between 2009 and 2012. A total of five medical rape exams were conducted on her, and she made two reports of assault. “Christina had a motive or pattern of accusing young men that she had dated of raping her and assaulting her when no such rape or assault had occurred,” prosecutors have stated in court documents. At least one of the young men has been scarred for life.

Now, finally, she’s being charged with felonies in connection with two of the allegations she made. Except there’s a problem: authorities can’t find her. Nelson did not appear for her initial appearance on May 21. She wasn’t required to appear in person but by telephone. An assistant attorney general said Friday that Nelson’s whereabouts aren’t known, even by her own attorney. Nelson was supposed to appear last week in Yellowstone County as well but didn’t show. An assistant attorney general fears she might be in Europe.

How was this woman permitted to leave the country?

The incidents we know about are disturbing. Read on.

http://www.cotwa.info/2015/05/an-assistant-attorney-general-for.html

MTR to raise fares next month

MTR to raise fares next month

30-05-2015

The MTR Corporation has announced a fare increase averaging 4.3 percent.It will come into effect on June 21.

The Corporation also said it has reached a consensus with mainland railways to bring the Guangdong Line Through Train fares back to the same level as in 1995.

The increase will range between HK$10 and HK$20 for adult fares, and approximately half that for children. The new fares will come into effect on July 15.

http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/elocal/news.htm?elocal&20150530&56&1103525

Hollywood Diversity: Marvel Casting Tilda Swinton to Play Asian Man?

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/05/28/hollywood-diversity-marvel-casting-tilda-swinton-to-play-asian-man/

Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is in talks to star as the Ancient One in the upcoming Marvel superhero film Doctor Strange, despite the character’s originally written gender and ethnicity, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

While Marvel Studios has generally kept its film characters as close to their comic inspiration as possible, some have criticized the studio’s previous casting choices for their lack of diversity.

(Other Marvel films include franchises such as The Avengers, Captain America, The Punisher, Spider-Man and X-Men.)

Enter Swinton, who could possibly star as the 500-year-old Tibetan sorcerer the Ancient One, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and an integral character now has a new look, in-step with the industry’s move toward more diversity.

While Marvel’s consideration to cast a female as the Sorcerer Supreme is being praised by some fans of the franchise, others are still upset, and an argument is being made the actress would actually make the film less diverse.

In traditional Marvel storylines, the Ancient One was a peaceful male farmer of Asian descent, which Swinton is most certainly not.

A quick Twitter search reveals some Doctor Strange fans have their reservations about the proposal

Far from Tibet, Swinton was born the daughter of a major general in the Scots Guard in London, England, and was a classmate and friend to Diana Spencer, better known as Princess Diana.

Swinton, who has demonstrated her acting range over a career that started in the mid-1980s, has starred in movies such as Constantine, The Grand Budapest Hotel and theChronicles of Narnia franchise, as of late.

She won an Academy Award in 2008 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Karen Crowder in Michael Clayton.

Doctor Strange is set to star Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, and the film is expected to debut in November of 2016, possibly minus a high-profile Asian character.