Thailand, Malaysia weightlifters barred from Tokyo 2020

Thailand and Malaysia have been banned from sending weightlifters to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of multiple doping offences, the Independent Member Federations Sanctions Panel announced on Saturday. The Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) and the Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (MFW) have also been suspended as members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for…

Three people arrested after over €37k worth of cannabis, crack cocaine and diamorphine seized

Gardaí seized the drugs in Clondalkin, Dublin yesterday. THREE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested after gardaí seized cannabis, crack cocaine and diamorphine worth €37,440.  Based on intelligence gathered, gardaí yesterday located three males in a tent hidden in dense undergrowth in Clondalkin, Dublin.  A search of the tent revealed a drug packaging and distribution facility.  Cannabis…

COVID-19: Turkish Diyanet Foundation helps Rohingya

ANKARA  Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation (TDV) has launched awareness campaign to mitigate the spread of coronavirus pandemic, and provided aid for the persecuted Rohingya community in refugee camps in southeastern Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar. The foundation has distributed hand sanitizers and detergents among the refugees besides raising public awareness to fight COVID-19 which has killed…

Instagram shuts down major meme account over coronavirus scam

A meme account with close to 14 million followers on Instagram was taken down by the social media company this weekend for perpetuating misinformation about the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. The account, @bestmemes, posted images of fake tweets from President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama, according to the Daily Dot. The identical…

Andros Townsend fires back at Matt Hancock and says don’t paint footballers as villains

Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend has criticised Health Secretary Matt Hancock for painting footballers as villains for not taking a pay cut amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic Andros Townsend has hit back at Health Secretary Matt Hancock, saying: Don’t paint footballers as villains. Hancock piled the pressure on the Premier League’s multi-millionaire players yesterday by…