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Pope warns media over sin of spreading fake news, smearing politicians | Reuters

Updated : Dec 07, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Pope warns media over sin of spreading fake news, smearing politicians | Reuters

By Philip Pullella | VATICAN CITY VATICAN CITY Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday.Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly "Tertio" that spreading disinformation was "probably the greatest damage that the media can do" and using communications for this rather than to educate the public amounted to a sin.Using precise psychological terms, he said scandal-mongering media risked falling prey to coprophilia, or arousal from excrement, and consumers of these media risked coprophagia, or eating excrement.The Argentine-born pontiff excused himself for using such terms in order to get his point across while answering a question about the correct use of the media."I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into - no offence intended - the sickness of coprophilia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true," he said. "And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done."That section of the interview, all of which was distributed to reporters in an Italian translation of the interview in the pope's native Spanish, contained some of the most blunt language the pontiff has ever used about the media. He also spoke of the danger of using the media to slander political rivals."The means of communication have their own temptations, they can be tempted by slander, and therefore used to slander people, to smear them, this above all in the world of politics," he said #Sports #United States #India #Interview #Entertainment
Repealing Obamacare to be first on Senate agenda in 2017 | Reuters

Updated : Dec 07, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Repealing Obamacare to be first on Senate agenda in 2017 | Reuters

WASHINGTON Repealing Obamacare will be the first order of business in the U.S. Senate in January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said on Tuesday.Republicans will replace President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program that provides coverage to millions of Americans "step by step," said Senator John Thune, another member of the Republican leadership.McConnell did not say when the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as it is officially known, would go into effect #Sports #India #science #Health #markets #Entertainment
Jayalalithaa dead: Sportspersons in Tamil Nadu will forever remain indebted to late CM

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : C Shyam Sundar

Category : Sports

Jayalalithaa dead: Sportspersons in Tamil Nadu will forever remain indebted to late CM

Sportspersons in Tamil Nadu will forever remain indebted to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (her name is sometimes spelled Jayalalitha) for quite a few reasons. It is her far-sightedness that resulted in Chennai getting some impressive sporting arenas including the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and the tennis stadium.#Sports #Tamil Nadu #Tennis #Jayalalitha #Jayalalithaa #J. Jayalalithaa #Chennai #SportsTracker
Kirti Azad hails Lodha panel reccomendations, calls for similar proposal for other sports

Updated : Dec 04, 2016

By : PTI

Category : Sports

Kirti Azad hails Lodha panel reccomendations, calls for similar proposal for other sports

Hailing the recommendations by the Supreme Court appointed Justice RMLodha committee for the BCCI, suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad has suggested that such proposal should also come in for other sports bodies in the country. #Sports #BCCI #India #Cricket #BJP #Indian Premier League #IPL #Lalit Modi #SportsTracker #Kirti Azad #RM Lodha #DDCA #Lodha Committee
Trump says will leave business to focus on running country | Reuters

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump says will leave business to focus on running country | Reuters

By Steve Holland | NEW YORK NEW YORK Under pressure to avoid any conflict of interest, President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will be leaving his far-flung business "in total" to focus on running the country and scheduled a Dec. 15 news conference to lay out his plan.Trump announced his plans in a series of tweets but did not explain exactly what he would be doing with his assets.A variety of critics have raised questions about how he would avoid a conflict of interest between the presidency and a real estate empire with properties around the world."I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Trump said. Trump said he is not required by law to alter his relationship with his business, but added: "I feel it is visually important, as president, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses.""Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. #Sports #Economy #India #markets #United Kingdom
UK asks sporting bodies to do more to protect children from abuse | Reuters

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

UK asks sporting bodies to do more to protect children from abuse | Reuters

LONDON The British government said on Tuesday it was asking all national sporting governing bodies to increase their efforts to protect children, following allegations of young boys being sexually abused at professional soccer clubs. English soccer's governing body said on Sunday it had appointed an independent lawyer to oversee an internal investigation after former soccer players told British media they were sexually abused as children at English clubs.Police are also investigating mounting accusations of paedophile activity in youth teams, which victims say has gone unreported for decades. The government set out its response to the allegations, saying it could not comment directly on police investigations, but that those involved in youth sport had a duty of care to children and must speak out if they suspected abuse."The Minister for Sport will write to all national governing bodies to ask them to redouble their effort in protecting children that play their sports," Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, told parliament #Sports #Business #Middle East #Argentina #Entertainment
Abhinav Bindra calls for stronger grassroot programmes, scientific training in Indian sports

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : PTI

Category : Sports

Abhinav Bindra calls for stronger grassroot programmes, scientific training in Indian sports

Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra on Tuesday called upon the authorities to strengthen the grassroot programmes in various sports while giving emphasis on scientific training and sports science if the country wants to produce world and Olympic champions in future. #Sports #India #Shooting #Abhinav Bindra #Olympics #SportsTracker #Rio Olympics #National Rifle Federation
La Liga: Real Madrid's forgotten man James Rodriguez in line for El Clasico appearance

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : Sports

La Liga: Real Madrid's forgotten man James Rodriguez in line for El Clasico appearance

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, the golden boy of Colombian football, has struggled to establish himself at Real Madrid since he burst into the limelight at the 2014 World Cup. #Sports #Barcelona #football #Monaco #Real Madrid #La Liga #El Clásico #Zinedine Zidane #James Rodríguez
Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, talented youths provide new hope

Updated : Nov 28, 2016

By : Freddie Wilde

Category : Sports

Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, talented youths provide new hope

It was appropriate that Australia’s winning moment in the Adelaide Test came with two debutants: Matthew Renshaw and Peter Handscomb at the crease, because this was the result of a new era. #Sports #Cricket #CriticalPoint #Nathan Lyon #Australia vs South Africa #Adelaide #Faf du Plessis #Usman Khawaja #Peter Handscomb #South Africa in Australia 2016 #Matthew Renshaw
Cricket Down Under has been torn asunder: Once proud Australia now on a tricky wicket

Updated : Nov 27, 2016

By : Austin Coutinho

Category : Sports

Cricket Down Under has been torn asunder: Once proud Australia now on a tricky wicket

Has the dream that held cricket in Australia together for so many decades now been shattered? What could possibly explain Cricket Australia's fall from a once indomitable position? #Sports #Cricket #Steve Waugh #Greg Chappell #Cricket Australia #Andy Bichel #Mark Waugh #Steve Smith #Darren Lehmann #FWeekend #Sir Donald Bradman #Trevor Hohns #Michael Slater