It’s still August and yet the managerial merry-go-round is already starting up. The football season is less than a month old (less than a week old if your team plays in the Northern Premier League) and talk of changes in dug-outs is already dominating the back pages.In the Premier League there’s plenty of chatter about Zenedine Zidane replacing Jose Mourinho - a man so churlish his stare could turn Medusa to stone - at Old Trafford, while closer to home in the United Counties League Premier Division Gary Edgley was unveiled as the new Boston Town boss last week following the departure of Dennis Greene.The National League North claimed its first casualty on Sunday when York City parted ways with Martin Gray following an uninspiring start to the campaign.The Minstermen’s announcement brought the usual replies on Twitter - celebration that the manager had gone and cries for terrace heroes who ‘get the club’ to be installed.But among the comments was one which … [Read more...] about FROM THE PRESS BOX: Stop this managerial merry-go-round, now!
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Commenting on the current situation of freedom of press, Danny Haiphong, an independent journalist, noted that there is "no such thing" as press freedom in the US, due to the fact that 90% of the media is owned by a hand full of "private monopolies" that act as "mouthpieces of the Pentagon and Wall Street." According to him, the remaining 10% are feared by them as "independent voices." That is where the campaign against "fake news" began and many independent media were "censored" by search engines such as Facebook and Google. Danny Haiphong notes that the most devastating effect on independent journalism, the anti-"fake news" campaign had on the internet, when Facebook and Google changed their search algorithms. The internet is an important platform for independent journalists as it is a very popular tool to search for information and the only way for minor media to reach … [Read more...] about ‘There is No Such Thing as Press Freedom in US’ – NYC Independent Journalist
The New York Times was forced to issue a lengthy correction after it published a false statement in an article about “fake news” on Facebook. In an article about Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown, NYT journalist Nellie Bowles originally wrote that news about the Palestinian Authority paying rewards to the families of jihadists who die fighting Israel was “an example of the sort of far-right conspiracy theories that have plagued Facebook.” The Palestinian Authority does in fact pay a stipend to the families of dead or captured jihadists, under the Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund. The fund was introduced by Fatah in 1964, and is now administered by the Palestinian Liberation Organization. “This financial reward clearly demonstrates the PA’s institutional commitment to sponsoring terror against Israel,” read a study from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The following day, the paper issued the following … [Read more...] about New York Times issues fake-news correction in article about fake news
Sport by Press Association April 21, 2018, 2:43 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Subscribe todaySubscribe today from 99p Bookmakers’ favourite Brendan Rodgers has said there is “nothing in” links to him replacing Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss. Wenger announced his intentions to leave the Emirates this summer on Friday, ending a 22-year stay in north London. Rodgers – who has previous Premier League experience with Swansea and Liverpool – leads the betting and is on the brink of winning a second-straight title as Celtic manager. But the Northern Irishman says he is happy on and off the field in Glasgow. He told BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound programme: “There’s nothing really in it. I have always said I’m extremely happy here. I have three years left on my contract. I am loving every minute of being at Celtic from a professional perspective but also my life up here. … [Read more...] about Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers distances himself from Arsenal links
Sport by Press Association April 6, 2018, 11:06 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Subscribe todaySubscribe today from 99p Conor McGregor has been released on bail after being charged with assault following a backstage disturbance at the UFC 223 media day in New York on Thursday. The 29-year-old handed himself in to police after footage emerged online in which he appeared to throw a hand truck at a bus taking rival fighters away from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Irishman, one of only four men to have won UFC titles in two weight classes, had his case heard at a criminal court in Brooklyn and his bail was set at 50,000 US dollars (£35,500). Both McGregor and Cian Cowley, also a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter – whose bail was set at 25,000 US dollars (£17,750) after he was charged with assault – are due to next appear at a New York court on June 14. McGregor, who last fought when he was beaten … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor released on bail after UFC fighter lands New York assault charge