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           Melania Trump changes into another pair of Louboutin pumps in Belgium       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The first lady, 48, was first seen in Washington, D.C. in the morning, wearing beige and red shoes by the French designer. She went for black pumps as she landed in Melsbroek, Belgium.
           Trump touches down in Belgium for NATO summit after warning NATO he won't 'happily defend' EU allies       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Trump launched the latest salvo in the dispute between the United States and Europe as he landed in Belgium for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's leader's summit.
          A Step Toward Ending “Virginity Exams” in Afghanistan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A demonstrator attends a rally outside the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, Belgium, October 5, 2016.

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A new policy in Afghanistan promises to bar government health workers from engaging in the abusive practice of forcing women and girls to undergo invasive, and medically meaningless, vaginal and anal exams to determine whether they are “virgins.” The policy was announced by the Ministry of Public Health in July.

“Virginity examinations” are a routine part of criminal proceedings in Afghanistan. When women or girls are accused of “moral crimes” such as sex outside of marriage, police, prosecutors, and judges regularly send them to government doctors. After examining them, the doctors submit reports reaching conclusions about whether they are “virgins,” also often drawing more detailed – and often damning – conclusions about their sexual histories. These reports are used in court as evidence and have led to long prison terms for many women.

These examinations are invasive, humiliating, conducted without meaningful – or sometimes any – consent, and can constitute sexual assault. There is also another problem: they are scientifically invalid.

Many people mistakenly believe that virginity can be determined because the hymen is broken when a woman or girl has sexual intercourse for the first time. This is simply not true. Some girls are born without a hymen. Hymens often break during daily non-sexual activities, and some hymens remain intact after sexual intercourse. The World Health Organization has said virginity exams have no scientific validity and that health workers should never conduct them.

Ending “virginity exams” in Afghanistan will take genuine political will by the Afghan government – something too often absent in the past. An earlier order by President Ashraf Ghani to cease the exams was widely ignored. For change to happen, health workers need to be obligated to comply, and police, prosecutors, and judges will have to accept that exams will not be conducted and the reports will not be available as evidence.

Ending “virginity exams” should be part of broader reform regarding the treatment of women in the justice system. The government should decriminalize consensual sex between adults and ensure that the justice system distinguishes between consensual sex and rape. Too often in Afghanistan, rape victims are treated as criminals. The 2009 Law on the Elimination of Violence Against Women was designed to protect women, but has largely been a broken promise.

Wholesale reform is needed. But ending “virginity exams” would be a good start.


          Trump Is Training His Base to Hate NATO and Like Putin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Heading into the NATO summit, Trump is making an agreement with his allies impossible, and ramping up pro-Putin talk.
          A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France kicked Belgium out of the World Cup tournament on Tuesday. Some of the team's success so far can be attributed to their coach, Didier Deschamps, who won a World Cup in 1998 and can convey that experience to his players, says Jeffrey Marcus, publisher of The Banter.
          World Cup: France are through to the final after beating Belgium 1-0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
World Cup: France are through to the final after beating Belgium 1-0
          Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday.

          So near... Frustrated Belgium rues what might have been      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgians tasted bitterness in their beer on Tuesday after their dreams of a first World Cup final were ended by the narrowest of margins by their bigger French neighbors.

          Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A wave of euphoria swept across France on Tuesday and a nation of ardent soccer fans began dreaming of World Cup glory after Les Bleus defeated Belgium 1-0 to reach the final.

          France's lost Euro 2016 final a driving force for coach Deschamps      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps heaped praise on his players after they reached the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday, saying the lost final at Euro 2016 was still on his mind.

          Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps hailed the character of his young team after they beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to set up a World Cup final against either England or Croatia in Moscow.

          France Versus Belgium Could've Been Awesome But It Kind Of Sucked      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Among the 22 players on the pitch during today’s World Cup semifinal that pit France against Belgium, there were a solid half dozen capable of explosive, awe-inspiring feats of greatness. Unfortunately, none of them were able to do anything terribly explosive or awe-inspiring, so France’s 1-0 win to send them to the…

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          Kylian Mbappé Is The Most Exciting Player At The World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

France are through to the World Cup final after shutting Belgium out, and though he didn’t score today, teenage lightning bolt Kylian Mbappé was the most exciting player on the field. At this point, there’s nothing his opponents or even his own manager can do to prevent this from being the case.

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          Umtiti's header takes France to WC final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Umtiti's header takes France to WC final

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Samuel Umtiti's 51st minute header earned France a place in Sunday's World Cup final as they defeated Belgium 1-0 in St Petersburg on Tuesday night.

   Umtiti took advantage of a lapse in defense to nod the ball past Thibaut Courtois via a slight deflection to give them a win in a tight but entertaining game, where one small detail made the difference.

   France welcomed Blaise Matudi back into midfield following suspension and retained their habitual 4-2-3-1 system, while Belgium returned to a system of three central defenders, with the powerful Axel Witsel, Moussa Dembele, Nacer Chadli and Marouane Fellaini in the middle of the park in what was virtually a 3-2-4-1 formation.

   Kylian Mbappe showed his pace after just 10 seconds with a run down the right and a cross that was just hacked away from the advancing Antoine Griezmann, before Belgium took control of the ball with the mobile Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne both producing dangerous balls into the area, before Hazard fired just wide in the 15th minute and saw Raphael Varene flick the ball over when a shot looked destined for the net.

   Hugo Lloris was then twice in the action, punching clear from Fellaini and saving at full stretch to deny Toby Alderweireld's shot on the turn as Belgium pressed for the opening goal.

   Hazard was pulling the strings for Belgium, but the game ebbed and flowed as the first half progressed with Giroud the focus of France's attacks, putting a Mbappe cross wide when well-placed 11 minutes before the break.

   Benjamin Pavard went closer with a shot Courtois saved with his outstretched foot after Mbappe had hypnotized the Belgian defense.

   France took the lead in the 51st minute after Umtiti got in front of Fellaini to nod past Courtois, who five minutes later produced a fine save to deny Olivier Giroud, put through by Mbappe's backheel.

   Dries Mertens came on for Dembele, but Fellaini headed his cross just wide in the 65th minute as the game once more opened up.

   Witsel drew a good save out of Lloris with 10 minutes remaining as Belgium lay siege to the France goal, but it was a night where the final pass was always just wayward and on Sunday the French will once again march on Moscow.

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          France punch ticket to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Twenty years after France first won the World Cup, Les Bleus moved to within one match of repeating the feats of the celebrated team of 1998 by beating Belgium to reach Sunday's final in Moscow.
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          France 1 Belgium 0: Samuel Umtiti header puts Les Bleus into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


UNLIKELY hero Samuel Umtiti’s header spelt the end for Belgium’s Golden Generation and made sure it is France who lie in wait in the final.
          France defeats Belgium 1-0 to advance to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Half the pairing for the World Cup final is set, with France reserving its spot in the title game Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Belgium. Its opponent will be decided Wednesday in Moscow, where Croatia will play England.

France got the only goal it would need in the 51st minute when Samuel Umtiti...


          France vs Belgium WAGS: The stunning ladies who lit up the crowd at World Cup semi-final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


FRANCE VS BELGIUM: The WAGS of France and Belgium’s star players were in attendance at St Petersburg Stadium this evening for the World Cup semi-final.
          Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday.

          Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Lloris      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France were concerned about Belgium’s ability at set pieces but instead scored themselves from a corner to book a place in the World Cup final in an ironic twist, said captain Hugo Lloris after Tuesday's 1-0 win.

          Belgium's Martinez says disappointed team must try to finish third      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium paid the price for failing to take their chances against France but will now have to shake off their disappointment and focus on finishing third at the World Cup, their coach Roberto Martinez said after his team's defeat in the semi-final.

          So near... Frustrated Belgium rues what might have been      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgians tasted bitterness in their beer on Tuesday after their dreams of a first World Cup final were ended by the narrowest of margins by their bigger French neighbors.

          Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A wave of euphoria swept across France on Tuesday and a nation of ardent soccer fans began dreaming of World Cup glory after Les Bleus defeated Belgium 1-0 to reach the final.

          France's lost Euro 2016 final a driving force for coach Deschamps      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps heaped praise on his players after they reached the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday, saying the lost final at Euro 2016 was still on his mind.

          Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps hailed the character of his young team after they beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to set up a World Cup final against either England or Croatia in Moscow.

          France Advances to World Cup Final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps hailed the character of his young team after they beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to set up a World Cup final against either England or Croatia in Moscow. Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header at St Petersburg Stadium sent the French into the final, where they will be seeking their second win since 1998 -- when Deschamps captained them on home soil.
          Les Bleus are through – Umtiti heads France into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Barcelona defender kills off Belgium’s hopes as France go through.
          Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait - The Star Online      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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           Thierry Henry congratulates France amid Belgium World Cup heartbreak       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It was a night of very mixed emotions for Thierry Henry as the nation of his birth reached the World Cup final - and the country he coaches were eliminated from the competition.
           'I just love his intensity': Rio Ferdinand hails 'superb' Paul Pogba       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Paul Pogba following the midfielder's impressive display in France's World Cup semi-final victory over Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.
           Things you missed from France 1-0 Belgium - World Cup semi-final       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France progressed to the final of the 2018 World Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday night. Sportsmail were on hand to pick up anything you might have missed from the semi-final.
           France 1-0 Belgium: Samuel Umtiti heads Les Bleus into World Cup final       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IAN LADYMAN AT ST PETERSBURG STADIUM: A game as fabulous as this should not really have been settled by something as prosaic as a corner. This was a wonderful, intricate game.
          Samuel Umtiti Goal Sends Kylian Mbappe, France to World Cup Final over Belgium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France will play for the 2018 FIFA World Cup crown after beating Belgium 1-0 at the St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday...
          Umtiti header sends France past Belgium and into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to book a place in the World Cup final against either England or Croatia, thanks to a headed goal from defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute.
          France President Emmanuel Macron at World Cup semifinals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - France President Emmanuel Macron is attending the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium at St. Petersburg Stadium.
          France are favourites going into the final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

1.The way France overcame Belgium as they marched into the World Cup final has suggested that whether it’s against England or Croatia, they will be favourites in the decider!



2.Against a Belgium side that boasted of 10 EPL stars in their starting lineup, France were clearly the superior side.



3.Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne excelled for Belgium and they had some chances early on. But they failed to find the back of the net.



4.Overall, it was France who dominated the match. Once they claimed the lead through Samuel Umtiti’s header, they dominated possession.



5.At this World Cup, it is France who look to have found the right balance between attack and defence. They guard their goal well and counter attack with pace.



6.Mbappe might still be just 19 but he put on another sizzling display of pace, power and trickery. He was a handful for the Belgian defence throughout the 90 minutes.



7.Whether it is against England or Croatia, he is definitely going to be a nightmare for the opposition defence in Sunday’s final in Moscow.



8.But it’s not all about him. The likes of Griezmann and Pogba were tirelessly pulling strings against Belgium. They will want to make a mark on the final as well.



9.Olivier Giroud put on yet another solid shift but had nothing to show on the score sheet. He is really due a World Cup goal. What are the odds that he’ll score in the final?




          France (Perancis) mara ke final tewaskan belgium 1-0 piala dunia 11.7.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pasukan Perancis mara ke final bakal bertemu pasukan England atau Croatia yang akan berlangsung esok 2 pagi 12 julai 2018.  Kalau tengok gameplay tampak seimbang sebenarnya. Pasukan Belgium pun banyak buat serangan. Sepakan padu dari hazard berjaya di nafikan oleh penjaga gol Perancis. Memang cekap beb, Hugo Lloris kalau tak memang dah bolos banyak tuh. […]
          Watch: Umtiti scores only goal in win vs. Belgium, sends France to World Cup finale      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti's header in the 51st minute was the only score France needed to beat Belgium in a 2018 World Cup semifinal Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Russia.
          Superb defense takes France 1 game away from World Cup glory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France’s defense made the difference — on both sides of the field. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris kept out the shots and defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal. It was France’s backline, not its slick attackers, carrying the team to the World Cup final with a 1-0 win against Belgium on […]

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          President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Belgium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has arrived in the capital of the Kingdom of Belgium, Brussels, to attend NATO Summit.
          Chelsea and Real Madrid Could Agree Deal For World-Class No.10 This Summer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Chelsea fans will not have been overjoyed to hear Eden Hazard’s latest comments on a possible switch to La Liga giants Real Madrid. The Belgium international forward is having an excellent World Cup season after a disappointing domestic year with the Blues. After six years at Chelsea Belgian star has found himself increasingly linked with a move… Read More »

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          Dembele in for Belgium as France welcome back Matuidi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium baffled Brazil with their tactical set-up in the quarter-final and Mousa Dembele's inclusion against France may cause confusion.
          World Cup: France beat Belgium 1-0 to book final spot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

St. Petersburg, July 11 (IANS) France edged past Belgium 1-0 to book their place in the final of the FIFA World Cup in a riveting semi-final clash here on Tuesday.

Centre-back Samuel Umtiti scored in the 51st minute for the French in what proved to be the winner.

France will either take on England or Croatia in the summit clash on Sunday.

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          France reach World Cup final after ousting Belgium 1-0       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France has reached the FIFA World Cup final after defeated Belgium 1-0 in their semi-final clash.
          France (Perancis) mara ke final tewaskan belgium 1-0 piala dunia 11.7.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pasukan Perancis mara ke final bakal bertemu pasukan England atau Croatia yang akan berlangsung esok 2 pagi 12 julai 2018.  Kalau tengok gameplay tampak seimbang sebenarnya. Pasukan Belgium pun...

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          Live streaming france vs belgium piala dunia separuh akhir 11.7.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Perlawanan piala dunia separuh akhir diantara pasukan perancis vs belgium. Kedua-dua pasukan ini bukan calang-calang punya pasukan sebab mampu sampai ke tahap ini. Pasukan France berjaya mara setelah...

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          New Belgium to Hire 14 College Brand Ambassadors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Belgium Brewing is all about beer. And bicycles. And sustainability. And a few other things, but mostly really good beer. Behind each world-class beer are world-class people and the brewery is looking to for college students to expand its team. New Belgium is hiring 14 College Brand Ambassadors for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Those selected for this program will play a frontline role in increasing New Belgium brand awareness by executing tasting events, promotions and more.
          World Cup 2018: Player ratings as France beat Belgium in semis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Check out how France fared against Belgium in the pulsating 1-0 semifinal win
          Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Lloris      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France were concerned about Belgium’s ability at set pieces but instead scored themselves from a corner to book a place in the World Cup final in an ironic twist, said captain Hugo Lloris after Tuesday's 1-0 win.

          Belgium's Martinez says disappointed team must try to finish third      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium paid the price for failing to take their chances against France but will now have to shake off their disappointment and focus on finishing third at the World Cup, their coach Roberto Martinez said after his team's defeat in the semi-final.

          The Trump Administration's Human Cages Aren't New — They Have a Long and Shameful American History      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of kidnapped natives from various countries were displayed.

When Donald Trump recently accused “illegal immigrants” of wanting to “pour into and infest our country,” there was an immediate outcry. After all, that verb, infest, had been used by the Nazis as a way of dehumanizing Jews and communists as rats, vermin, or insects that needed to be eradicated.

Nobody, however, should have been surprised. The president has a long history of excoriating people of color as animal-like. In 1989, for instance, reacting to the rape of a white woman in New York’s Central Park, he took out full-page ads in four of the city’s major papers (total cost: $85,000) calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty and decrying “roving bands of wild criminals roaming our streets.” He was, of course, referring to the five black and Latino youngsters accused of that crime for which they were convicted -- and, 10 years late, exonerated when a serial rapist and murderer finally confessed.

Trump never apologized for his rush to judgment or his hate-filled opinions, which eventually became the template for his attacks on immigrants during the 2016 election campaign and for his presidency. He has declared many times that some people aren’t actually human beings at all but animals, pointing, in particular, to MS-13 gang members. At a rally in Tennessee at the end of May, he doubled down on this sort of invective, goading a frenzied crowd to enthusiastically shout that word -- “Animals!” -- back. In that way, he made those present accomplices to his bigotry. Nor are his insults and racial tirades mere rhetorical flourishes. They’ve had quite real consequences. It’s enough to look at the cages where undocumented children separated from their families at or near the U.S.-Mexico border have been held as if they were indeed animals -- reporters and others regularly described one of those detention areas as being like a “zoo” or a “kennel” -- not to mention their parents who are also trapped behind wire barriers, even if arousing far less attention and protest.

A History of Caged Humans

All the president’s furious contemporary rants and rallies, along with those cages and detainee centers, have certainly brought Nazism to mind for some, but it might be more illuminating to think of them as echoing an earlier moment in history when comparing dark-skinned humans to animals would hardly have caused a stir.  It would have been considered part of normal discourse, in both Europe and the United States.

Indeed, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, millions of Europeans and Americans considered it perfectly natural to treat certain members of our species quite literally as if they were beasts. They were unfazed, so the historical record suggests, by the idea of seeing such “animals,” such oddities, displayed in literal zoo cages at boisterous public events. It may now be hard to believe, but our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of natives kidnapped from Asia, Africa, and Latin America were exposed to scrutiny, curiosity, and derision, as well as, sometimes, undergoing scientific experimentation.

Today, such mindboggling violations of human rights have almost entirely vanished from public memory. I had only vaguely heard of human zoos myself, before I became obsessed with them when research for my latest novel, Darwin’s Ghosts, led me into the world of human menageries. I discovered that the phenomenon had been launched in the most modest of ways.

One hundred and seventy years ago -- 1848, a year of revolutions across the globe -- a Hamburg fishmonger, Claus Hagenbeck, decided to charge customers to take a peek at some Arctic seals swimming in a large tub in the backyard of his house. Soon enough, that first timid entrepreneurial step developed into a highly lucrative family business exhibiting wild animals, while feeding growing demands for wondrous beasts to populate circuses and fill the private collections of monarchs and other wealthy individuals.

In the end, animals were not enough. By the early 1870s, in conjunction with the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris and American impresarios like P.T. Barnum, the Hagenbeck family started dabbling in displaying “savages” from the farthest corners of the planet. The first victims of this desire to bring exemplars from the rest of humanity to viewers in the West were Laplanders, displayed in a setting meant to look like one of their villages. (A similar urge gave birth to the dioramas that soon began to flourish at museums of natural history.)

That first exhibition in Hamburg of “the little men and women” of Lapland proved so sensational -- tours were organized to Berlin, Leipzig, and other German cities -- that the desire to see more “primitive” humans soon became insatiable. Scavengers who had previously specialized in locating and bringing African and Asian wildlife to Europe and the United States were now instructed to be on the lookout for similarly exotic human wildlife. They should not be, it was quickly stipulated, so monstrous as to disgust audiences, but neither should they be so beautiful as to cease to be bizarre.

The Laplanders were followed by a multitude of indigenous inhabitants of the planet forcibly removed from their habitats: Eskimos, Cingalese, Kalmuks, Somalis, Ethiopians, Bedouins, Nubians from the Upper Nile, aboriginal Australians, Zulu warriors, Mapuche Indians, Andaman Islanders from the South Pacific, head-hunters from Borneo. The list went on and on, as those human zoos spread from Germany to France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the United States, all of which -- what a coincidence! -- just happened to be the globe’s imperial powers of that era.

Representatives of ethnic groups from all over the planet soon became an expectable feature of then-popular World’s Fair pavilions. Besides providing entertainment for the whole family -- they might be thought of as that moment’s equivalents of reality TV shows -- those exhibitions were proclaimed “educational” experiences by the enterprises cashing in on them. Such tableaus of “prehistoric” people offered a way for affluent visitors to gawk at and be amazed by the bizarre habits of the bizarre inhabitants of the faraway lands that their countries were incorporating with great violence into “civilization” via colonial dominion. In fact, that violence was such that some of the native populations on display, like diverse groups of Patagons from Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Latin America, were already then on the verge of becoming extinct. One of the draws of seeing living specimens of those strange men, women, and children was to do so before their last remnants, along with their languages and their cultures, disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Even if you were among the millions of Americans and Europeans who couldn’t personally visit such folk displays, ethnic villages, and human zoos, you could still inexpensively and vicariously experience those exotic others. The images of the captives -- who, of course, had been photographed without their consent -- were commercialized on an industrial scale. The postcards upon which their faces and bodies were flaunted soon became an everyday feature of domestic life, one more way that the human zoo was normalized, whitewashed, and sent into the home with barely a thought about the horrors, the suffering being visited on those captives or how their children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends, left behind, were dealing with the trauma of having their loved ones torn from their midst.

Nor were such acts repudiated by the most illustrious members of those “advanced” societies. Quite the opposite, many of the abductions had been financed by scientific institutions eager to discover how such specimens might fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution. Their research, in turn, was backed by government officials more than ready to show their respect and support for scholars looking into the origins of humanity. Were those Africans and South Americans entirely human or did they constitute missing links in the great chain of beings that became our species? Eminent naturalists and doctors debated just such matters, gave lectures on them, wrote treatises about them, and (in what then passed for scientific experimentation) poked at or into the bodies of those who had made the mistake of being born far from the so-called civilized world.

The Ota Bengas of Today

Today, of course, human zoos and the medical experiments on live human beings that went with them are inconceivable. The consciousness of humanity, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. 70 years ago, has made such practices disgraceful and intolerable. Who today could stomach the fate of Ota Benga, a pygmy from the Congo who was housed with the primates at New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1906 and committed suicide a decade later when he realized that he would never be able to return to his native land? Who among us would bring their children to gape at “missing links” like Thai dwarfs, Amazonian Indians, or Sudanese villagers as if they were freaks of nature, not human beings?

Unfortunately, congratulations are not (yet) in order, given how often the same racist impulses resurface today, and not only in the president’s intemperate diatribes equating humans and animals (none of which have so far provoked indignation in most of his followers). A similar dehumanization of strangers with darker faces and skins appears to animate current anti-immigrant sentiments in many lands, a desire to escape “infestation” from abroad and maintain mythical versions of racial purity and national identity. Are we really that removed from the spectators who watched their fellow humans abused in zoo-like conditions a century or so ago without blinking or being disturbed?

In retrospect, what’s most sobering about the human zoos of an earlier time is how oblivious those who participated in such degrading spectacles were to the crimes being committed before their eyes. Many of them would have judged themselves decent, enlightened citizens, shining advocates of progress, science, and freedom. And yet, in Berlin in 1882, the police had to be called in to quell a riot by visitors to an exhibition of 11 Kaweshkar natives abducted from Tierra del Fuego. Thousands of customers, having imbibed copious gallons of beer, began to stone the hostages, demanding that they mate in public. Or consider the fate of two female Kaweshkar whose sexual organs, after they died in captivity, were carved from their dead bodies and sent to be examined by a prominent German researcher interested in discovering how such creatures might be distinct from European women.

So many decades later, it’s easy enough to condemn such offenses. More difficult and painful is to ask what injustices are happening now that we take to be as normal as human zoos (or the disempowerment of women and child slavery) were just a few generations ago. Is it the thoughtless annihilation of immeasurable species, the plundering of nature, the loss of wisdom stored for millennia by ethnic groups that are fast disappearing? Is it the punitive incarceration of millions, so many lives wasted? Is it our incredibly counterproductive “war on drugs” that unnecessarily ravages cities, nations, and lives? Or our inability to rid ourselves of the plague of nuclear proliferation, the brutality of widespread hunger, America’s endless wars, the detention centers for immigrants and their children in this country, the spectacle of undocumented minors shut up in cages and crying for their parents, or the overflowing refugee camps elsewhere in the world? And what of so many children displaced in their war-torn lands or incarcerated in poverty? Where is the indignation about them? Who marches to have them released from their structural captivity? And who even noticed the 10,000 children murdered or maimed in armed conflicts in 2017 alone, deaths invisible to us if you didn’t happen to catch a brief news item quickly forgotten?

In reality, those human zoos of the not-so-distant past pose a terrifying question for us: What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future? How, they will wonder, could their ancestors have been so blind as to condone such transgressions against humaneness and humanity?

 
 

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Twelve years after one of soccer’s most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals.

The French players danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 and is now Belgium’s assistant coach.

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris produced a great save in each half, denying the potent Belgian attack of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku the chance to advance the country to its first major final. Belgium reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016 but has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations.

The world now gets to see France’s luxury squad, collectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final.

Two years ago at home, the French surprisingly lost to Portugal 1-0 in the Euro 2016 title match. In 2006, they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Italy in a World Cup final that was overshadowed by Zidane headbutting opposing player Marco Materazzi in the chest in extra time. Zidane was sent off in what was his final match.

In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France’s took the lead from a corner. Antoine Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to knock in his header at the near post.

Up in the corporate seats, French President Emmanuel Macron reacted to the goal by shaking the hand of King Philippe of Belgium as FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched on between them.

The goal capped an impressive display by Umtiti, who helped to shut out the most productive attack in the World Cup with 14 goals, and meant three defenders have now scored on France’s route to the final. Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane scored in previous matches.

In search of the equalizer, Belgium repeatedly sent over crosses from both wings but Umtiti and Varane, both center backs, used their bodies cleverly to hold off Fellaini and Lukaku.

France coach Didier Deschamps has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having so many stars in his squad, but the organization of the team was superb and Belgium was largely restricted to only minor chances that were kept out by the flying Lloris.

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Meanwhile, he posted a picture of him posing alongside a firearm, Turkish flag and some ammunition.

The prison sentence was postponed while he is required to pay 600 euros as well as hearing costs, Brussels-based Het Laatste Nieuws said March 22.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title.

Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance.

Les Bleus are headed to the World Cup final.

Samuel Umtiti clinched a 1-0 win over Belgium — and earned the approval of watching French President Emmanuel Macron in the VIP seats at St. Petersburg Stadium — by scoring on a header off a corner kick in the 51st minute on Tuesday.

"Vive la France! Vive la Republique!" France forward Antoine Griezmann shouted during postgame celebrations.

Umtiti played his part in a strong defensive effort by the French, too, helping to shut out the highest-scoring team at the tournament and leaving Belgium's golden generation of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to regret another missed opportunity at a major tournament.

"It's me that scored," Umtiti said, "but we all delivered a big game."

France's players danced on the field after the final whistle and their fans sang in the stands long past the end of the match, surrounded by yellow-clad security.

They certainly hope to keep the party going on Sunday in the final in Moscow. France — with an average age of 26 — will face either Croatia or England, who play Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital, and has a shot at redemption after losing its last two major finals — at the 2006 World Cup when Zinedine Zidane was sent off for a nasty head-butt and the 2016 European Championship on home soil.

"We're immensely privileged to be in the World Cup final," France coach Didier Deschamps said. "It was so painful two years ago we have to savor it."

Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after German great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo. As France captain, Deschamps raised soccer's most prized trophy in 1998.

Deschamps has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having a squad of superstars, but his team was set up superbly against an opponent that was largely restricted to only minor chances and denied on two occasions in particular by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

He dived to his right midway through the first half to claw away Toby Alderweireld's shot, then got in front of Lukaku to punch away one of the many crosses sent in by Belgium in the final stages.

In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France's goal came off a corner when Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to knock in his header at the near post.

Up in the corporate seats, president Macron reacted to the goal by shaking the hand of King Philippe of Belgium as FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched on between them.

"Unfortunately for us, the difference is just a dead-ball situation, a set play," Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said. "The game was, as you can imagine, very close, very tight, and it was going to be decided (on) maybe the one that could find that final touch in the box."

After reaching the quarterfinals at both the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016, Belgium again missed the chance to get to an international final and has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations. Leading the scoring in this tournament with 14 goals, many thought this could be their year.

With Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar no longer in Russia, Hazard and Mbappe have taken over as the stars of the World Cup and there was a buzz every time either got the ball.

Yet while Hazard — Belgium's captain — faded after a strong opening 30 minutes, Mbappe was a constant threat. His first touch was after 10 seconds and, after receiving the ball on the right wing, he sped past Jan Vertonghen and then Mousa Dembele on a thrilling run.

At 19, Mbappe wasn't even born when France won the World Cup for the first and only time with a squad that is just as diverse as the one Deschamps is leading 20 years later.

Umtiti was born in Cameroon. Mbappe has Algerian-Cameroonian roots.

"It's a pure pleasure to see these players grow," Deschamps said, "and never give up."

Instead of a trip to Moscow, Belgium will return to St. Petersburg on Saturday for the third-place match no team wants to play.

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IN THE STANDS

Along with the French and Gabonese presidents and the king and queen of Belgium, there was rock 'n' roll royalty watching the game.

Mick Jagger was one of the many famous faces in the stands at St. Petersburg Stadium. The Rolling Stones frontman is a big soccer fan, having attended the World Cup final in Brazil in 2014 as well as many England games.

Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, who is the partner of France defender Adil Rami, also was present.

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France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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French players mob France's Samuel Umtiti after he scored the opening goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, left, jumps for the ball with France's Raphael Varane during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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MOSCOW — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local):

12:15 a.m.

Paul Pogba has paused after the biggest win of his international career to dedicate it to the Thai soccer team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave hours earlier.

The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly after France beat Belgium late Tuesday to advance to the World Cup final. He posted the boys' photos and said the victory "goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong."

The last of the 12 boys and their coach were freed earlier in the day from a cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks.

FIFA had invited the team to the World Cup final on Sunday but the governing body announced the boys wouldn't be able to attend since they are receiving medical treatment after their ordeal.

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11:15 p.m.

Paris has erupted in firecrackers, flares and shouts and tears of joy after France advanced to the World Cup final.

Red smoke rose up from flares fired by fans on the Right Bank esplanade outside City Hall, where crowds watched a broadcast of the 1-0 victory over Belgium on huge screens Tuesday night.

Fans poured onto streets around the city, from the chic Champs-Elysees to working-class neighborhoods on the edge of town. Firecrackers popped in quick succession, punctuated by car horns and football chants and "On est en finale!" or "we're in the final!"

Some streets were closed to car traffic to accommodate fans. Police vans lined the busiest areas in a city still on guard after extremist attacks.

France will face the winner of Wednesday's semifinal between England and Croatia in the World Cup decider in Moscow on Sunday. The French public, celebrities and politicians have rallied around the national team as it advanced.

Samuel Umititi scored the only goal in the semifinal with a header in the 51st minute at the St. Petersburg stadium in Russia.

Umititi says "We worked really hard together, and it's me that scored but we all delivered a big game."

His live TV interview was interrupted by teammate Antoine Griezmann, who saluted to the camera and said: "Vive la France! Vive la Republique!"

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10:55 p.m.

France has reached the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Belgium in a semifinal match that attracted presidents, royalty and a rock star.

Samuel Umtiti's header in the 51st minute was the only goal in a tense match at St. Petersburg.

France, the 1998 champions and runners-up in '06, will play either Croatia or England in Sunday's final at Moscow. England and Croatia will meet Wednesday in Moscow in the second semifinal.

France President Emmanuel Macron and King Philippe of Belgium shook hands in the VIP section before the match. Mick Jagger was also on the official list of guests.

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10:15 p.m.

What came first, the chicken or the goal?

Harry Kane, Dele Alli were among the England players who played a game of toss the rubber chicken at training, a day ahead of a World Cup semifinal against Croatia.

Why?

"That's exactly what I asked our fitness coaches around here," England coach Gareth Southgate said. "Our physical performance coaches try to keep refreshing the warmups of the players and keep them stimulated. Just a bit of fun to get them moving, and some of the mobility exercises."

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10:09 p.m.

Samuel Umtiti has headed France into a 1-0 lead against Belgium in the World Cup semifinals.

Umtiti rose brilliantly to head in Antoine Griezmann's corner from the right in the 51st minute, for his first goal of the tournament.

Striker Olivier Giroud won the corner after turning Belgian defender Vincent Kompany, forcing him to put his goal-bound shot out of play.

The winner in St. Petersburg plays Croatia or England in Sunday's final.

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9:46 p.m.

It's 0-0 at halftime in the World Cup semifinal despite Belgium and France going close to scoring in the first half.

With France's soccer-loving President Emmanuel Macron and Belgian King Philippe watching from the stands, France sat back and hoped to hit Belgium on the counterattack.

Belgium used the space to put France under pressure around the 20-minute mark with Eden Hazard firing a curling shot from the left that Raphael Varane headed over the bar. Hugo Lloris was twice called into action to save France.

The France goalkeeper first punched away a cross by Kevin De Bruyne aimed at Marouane Fellaini and moments later dived to his right to block a shot by Toby Alderweireld.

French teenager Kylian Mbappe's pace was a constant threat on the right and his pass in the 40th minute set up Benjamin Pavard but Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois stuck out a left leg to deflect the shot wide.

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9:10 p.m.

Mick Jagger is on FIFA's list of VIP guests at the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium in St. Petersburg.

The Rolling Stones singer completed the band's world tour on Sunday in Poland.

On stage in Warsaw, Jagger fulfilled a request by former Polish president Lech Walesa by drawing attention to an authoritarian government policy to remove independent judges.

Among the political leaders joining Jagger in the crowd as official are Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Ali Bongo Ondimba, the President of Gabon.

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9 p.m.

The World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium has kicked off at St. Petersburg Stadium, with France President Emmanuel Macron and King Philippe of Belgium in attendance.

France coach Didier Deschamps warmly hugged Thierry Henry moments before the start. Henry is France's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals, but is now an assistant to Belgium coach Robert Martinez. Henry also greeted players on France's bench.

The winner between France and Belgium will meet Croatia or England in Sunday's final.

France was European Championship runner-up two years ago and is aiming to reach its fourth major final this century. Les Bleus won Euro 2000 and lost the 2006 World Cup final.

Belgium is hoping to reach only the second major final, having lost the European final to West Germany in 1980. Belgium lost its only previous World Cup semifinal to an Argentina in '86.

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8:50 p.m.

France President Emmanuel Macron is attending the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium at St. Petersburg Stadium. Macron shook hands with King Philippe of Belgium, who was with his wife Queen Mathilde.

Macron and King Philippe shook hands warmly and Macron patted him on the chest.

Macron is an avid soccer fan and supports southern French club Marseille.

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8:10 p.m.

Mexico went home from the World Cup more than a week ago, and while its fans are still scattered around Russia, some of them have lost enough interest in the matches that they're selling tickets at face value.

Several fans wearing Mexico's green jerseys approached a larger group of Belgians at a beer garden in St. Petersburg offering seats at "FIFA prices" for the World Cup semifinal. They didn't immediately find any takers among the festive Europeans, who apparently already were set for the Belgium-France match.

Mexican and South American fans came to Russia in huge numbers despite having to travel far greater distances than Europeans. They're still everywhere in the semifinal cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow even though only teams still alive are from Europe.

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7:55 p.m.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has picked Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele to replace Thomas Meunier for the World Cup semifinal against France.

Martinez has been forced to reshuffle his back line after Paris Saint-Germain wing back Meunier was suspended for the match in St. Petersburg after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament in Belgium's 2-1 quarterfinal win over Brazil.

After using a four-man defense against Brazil, Martinez has reverted to a three-man backline and four-man midfield of Nacer Chadli on the left, Dembele on the right, and Marouane Fellaini and Axel Witsel in the middle.

Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne make up a potent three-man attack.

Dembele's inclusion was the only change to the Belgium team that beat Brazil 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

Lineup: Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli.

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7:45 p.m.

France coach Didier Deschamps has recalled Blaise Matuidi in the only change to his lineup for the World Cup semifinal against Belgium at St. Petersburg Stadium.

Matuidi, who was suspended for the 2-0 quarterfinal win over Uruguay last Friday, comes into midfield to replace Corentin Tolisso.

Veteran striker Olivier Giroud hasn't scored yet in the tournament but needs one goal to move ahead of Zinedine Zidane into outright fourth spot on France's all-time list. Giroud keeps his place in a forward line featuring 19-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.

France: Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Lucas Hernandez.

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7:30 p.m.

The British government says motorways are expected to have one-third less traffic than normal when England takes on Croatia in the World Cup semifinals.

Highways England says traffic analysis on each of the England match days to date showed that during the games demand reduced by up to 33 percent.

The agency said in a statement that roads were not busier than normal before or after games, "suggesting people are often choosing not to travel or to travel at completely different times."

Frank Bird, one of Highways England's emergency planning officers, says "along with the rest of the country, we'll be cheering on England! We want them to bring it home - and we want everyone on our roads to get home safely."

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7:15 p.m.

Thousands more England fans are expected to descend on Moscow for their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years, but there's not much sign of them yet.

The Nikolskaya street near the Kremlin, elaborately decorated with hanging lights, has been the main gathering point for fans in the Russian capital.

There were no more than a few dozen England fans there as of late Tuesday afternoon, with those singing team songs heavily outnumbered by passers-by filming them on phones.

Still, Kevin Miles of the Football Supporters Federation expects between 5,000 and 7,000 fans for Wednesday's semifinal against Croatia, but admits "a lot of people are doing it last minute, so it's very difficult to put numbers on it."

Airlines have offered extra places on flights to Moscow and some Russians have sold their tickets after their team lost to Croatia. Still, Miles says high prices "have put a lot of people off" who were thinking of traveling at short notice.

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6:15 p.m.

England manager Gareth Southgate has been surprised at the vest craze back home, where "Waistcoast Wednesday" is trending.

Stores have been pushing waistcoat sales as England advanced to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday, with people taken by Southgate's style of wearing a vest without his suit jacket,

Southgate says "I was not a renowned fashion icon throughout my playing career, so it's rather strange to feel that way now. But we are really proud of the support that we are receiving."

England has reached the semifinals at the World Cup for the first time since 1990, and confidence among supporters is growing that the national team will win the title for the first time since 1966.

Southgate says, "We've had the chance to make a difference. Our supporters, our country has had a long time of suffering in terms of football, and the enthusiasm they have for these players, because of the way they've — not only the way they've played, but the way they're conducted themselves, they've been brilliant ambassadors for our country, and I think everybody can see that they're proud to wear the shirt."

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5 p.m.

FOX Sports says it will be simulcasting the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium on Silvercast's high-definition screen known as "Mega-Zilla" in New York's Times Square.

Soccer fans in the United States have watched the World Cup in Russia on big screens around the country, but this is promoted as the biggest of them all.

The "Mega-Zilla," a 78-foot-by-330-foot (24x100-meter) screen being promoted as the largest TV screen in the world, will be located between 45th and 46th Street on Broadway in Manhattan.

France and Belgium will be playing for a spot in Sunday's final in Moscow.

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4:45 p.m.

FIFA says players from the youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will not be able to attend the World Cup final.

The sport's world governing body says it has been informed by Thai authorities that the 12 boys and their coach "will not be in a position to travel" for health reasons.

FIFA expressed its "great joy" at the rescue and says its "priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation."

FIFA leaders will meet with Thai soccer officials this weekend in Moscow to explore "a new opportunity" to invite the boys to a major event to celebrate their survival.

The last four of the boys and the team coach were rescued Tuesday from a flooded cave in far northern Thailand after an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks.

FIFA expressed "profound gratitude to all persons involved in the rescue operation," and condolences for the family of the diver who died.

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3:30 p.m.

They're getting the World Cup croissants ready in Paris.

Paris, Russia, that is.

The village of Paris just outside the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is embracing its French links ahead of the World Cup semifinal match between France and Belgium.

The village cafe is decorated with images of the Eiffel Tower and is preparing croissants for the game, plus a Russian menu for any French guests who might happen to drop by.

Mayor Sergei Gromov says "we were supporting Russia but now it's turned out like that (that Russia was eliminated), we're going to support France and wish it success."

The village's full name is In Memory Of The Paris Commune, a reference to a socialist rebellion in 19th-century France. The name is so unwieldy most locals use Paris for short. Not everyone in Paris is pro-France, though. Villager Elena Vasilyeva says she's cheering on Belgium because "they're a real team."

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3 p.m.

The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay a fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a pro-Ukraine video at the World Cup.

Soccer's international governing body has fined Ognjen Vukojevic 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,150) for "unsporting behavior" after he and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida recorded a video including the phrase "glory to Ukraine" after the team beat host nation Russia in the World Cup quarterfinals.

The video angered some Russian fans, but was welcomed in Ukraine, where both Vida and Vukojevic formerly played for the Dynamo Kiev club. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and political tensions remain high.

UFF president Andriy Pavelko, wearing a Croatia shirt and scarf, tells Ukrainian broadcaster 112 that he and other members of the UFF management offered to pay the fine and help Vukojevic with legal costs if he wants to appeal the ruling.

The Croatia soccer federation has already removed Vukojevic from its World Cup delegation. Vida was let off with an official warning and no match sanction, leaving him available to play in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against England.

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1 p.m.

The World Cup semifinal stage is beginning with the all-European lineup being celebrated by soccer's governing body on the continent.

Belgium and France play in St. Petersburg on Tuesday and then Croatia and England meet the following night in Moscow.

It is the fifth time the last four has featured only European teams.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says "even though some of our traditional contenders such as Germany, Spain and Portugal were eliminated, there are other teams which have surpassed expectations and can now win the title."

In a statement to The Associated Press, Ceferin added "these results validate all the work that is being done across the continent to develop football, and they also showcase the strength and quality that exists across the whole UEFA region."

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Croatia's Domagoj Vida jumps to catch a ball during a training session in the Luzhniki sport ground at 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris celebrates after the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. France defeated Uruguay by 2-0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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Croatia national soccer team players celebrate after a penalty is saved in a shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Croatia won the match 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 after extra time. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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Belgium's Axel Witsel, centre celebrates after the final whistle as Belgium defeat Brazil in their quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. Belgium won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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Three man dressed in the colors of France pose prior to the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez covers his face in dejection at the end of the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title.

The 27-year-old Algeria winger was an integral part of Leicester's astonishing run to the title in 2016, but has been pushing to leave the central England club for a year.

Pep Guardiola's City, which won the league by 19 points in May, confirmed Tuesday evening that Mahrez has signed a five-year contract.

Mahrez will go down as one of the bargains of the Premier League era, having joined Leicester for a reported 400,000 pounds (now $530,000) from French club Le Havre in 2014.

Scoring 17 goals in Leicester's title-winning campaign saw Mahrez voted as player of the year in England in 2016.

"I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola. They're redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it," Mahrez said on City's website.

"Watching them from afar has been a pleasure. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a perfect for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding ... I believe my own game can develop under Pep's management."

City director of football Txiki Begiristain said Mahrez "beats defenders and creates space ... We're sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad."

Mahrez helped Leicester to a shock league title, and then played a major role in the club reaching the Champions League quarterfinals the following season.

He made 180 appearances for Leicester, scoring 48 goals.

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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, Leicester's Riyad Mahrez during the English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds (US dollars 80 million) on a five year deal Tuesday July 10, 2018, as it further strengthens its team after winning the English Premier League title. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, FILE)

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Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return.

Juventus said Tuesday it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions.

The move brings an end to a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain, and takes him further away from a tax fraud case that may end up costing the Portugal forward more than $20 million in fines.

"These years with Real Madrid and in this city of Madrid have been possibly the happiest of my life," Ronaldo wrote in an open letter. "My only feeling is of an enormous gratitude for this club, for these fans and for this city. I can only thank them all for the love and affection I have received.

"But I think the time has come to start a new phase in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer. I feel that it is time, and I ask everyone, especially our fans, to please understand me."

Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 from Manchester United and was the Spanish club's all-time leading scorer with 451 goals in 438 matches. He helped the club win four Champions League titles — beating Juventus in the final in 2017 — and also won the league and cup twice each.

He has scored a record 120 Champions League goals, 105 of them since moving to Madrid — 12 more than Juventus managed in that same period.

But he was unhappy with the way the tax authorities treated him in Spain. Ronaldo, along with several other top players in the country, has been accused of tax fraud, with authorities saying the government was defrauded of 14.7 million euros ($17 million) from 2011-14. Unconfirmed media reports last month said Ronaldo had agreed to pay a fine of 18.8 million euros ($22 million).

In Italy, a new law caps tax on income generated from abroad at 100,000 euros ($117,000) per year for residents who have paid their taxes in other countries for at least nine of the last 10 years.

Other players targeted by Spanish tax authorities in recent years include Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Luka Modric. Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, now at Manchester United, was also investigated.

Ronaldo is currently on vacation in Greece following Portugal's elimination from the World Cup. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli flew out Tuesday to meet the 33-year-old forward.

"Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proven to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the greatest eras in the history of our club and of world soccer," Real Madrid said in a statement.

"In addition to the titles he won, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and determination," Madrid added. "For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the next generations. Real Madrid will always be his home."

Ronaldo signed a five-year deal with Madrid in 2016, saying he wanted to end his career at the club. But he has also publicly expressed his discontentment about being jeered at times by some Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Ronaldo was also moved by the Juventus fans for giving him a standing ovation after he scored a spectacular goal against the Italian club at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League quarterfinals last season.

"I gave a lot of thought to this and I know that the time has come for a new era," Ronaldo said. "I'm leaving, but this jersey, this shield and the Santiago Bernabeu will always feel as something that is mine wherever I go."

The signing broke the Serie A record, which Juventus set two years ago when it paid Napoli 90 million euros (then $99 million) for Gonzalo Higuain.

Ronaldo made his debut for Sporting Lisbon when he was 17. His crossover dribble was already famous when Alex Ferguson brought him to Manchester United ahead of the 2003-04 season and gave him the No. 7 shirt of the recently departed David Beckham.

He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup.

Ronaldo led Portugal to its first major title at the European Championship two years ago in France. He helped the Portuguese team reach the semifinals in his first World Cup in 2006.

Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16 of this year's tournament in Russia. Ronaldo scored four goals to take his tally to 85 for his country and break Ferenc Puskas' record as Europe's all-time leading international scorer.

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PARIS, Russia — They're getting the World Cup croissants ready in Paris.

The Russian village of Paris, that is.

The village just outside the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is embracing its French links ahead of the World Cup semifinal match between France and Belgium.

The village cafe is decorated with images of the Eiffel Tower and is preparing croissants for the game, plus a Russian menu for any French guests who might happen to drop by. The village fire station is setting up benches outside for the crew's friends and relatives to watch the game and has hung a French flag from an old fire truck.

"We're going to support France today because our home is known as Little Paris," Mayor Sergei Gromov said. "We were supporting Russia but now that it's turned out like this (with Russia eliminated), we're going to support France and wish it success."

The village's full name is In Memory Of The Paris Commune, a reference to a socialist rebellion in 19th-century France. The name is so unwieldy most locals use Paris for short.

Not everyone in Paris is pro-France, though. Elena Vasilyeva said she will cheering for Belgium.

"They're a real team," she said. "I like them more."

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A French flag is placed on a truck in the village of Paris, Russia, Tuesday July 10, 2018. The village just outside the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is embracing its French links ahead of the World Cup semifinal match between France and Belgium. The village's full name is In Memory Of The Paris Commune, a reference to a socialist rebellion in 19th-century France. The name is so unwieldy most locals use Paris for short. (AP Photo/Yaroslav Gunin)

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A capsule look at Wednesday's World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England in Moscow (2 p.m. EDT, 9 p.m. local):

WHY CROATIA WILL WIN

A generation of players in their primes, or just past their primes, led by a strong midfield with Ivan Pericic (29), Ivan Rakatic (30) and Luka Modric (32), with Mario Mandzukic (32) heading the attack.

WHY ENGLAND WILL WIN

After falling short for generations, coach Gareth Southgate has put together a team that is playing like a team. Striker Harry Kane was the only standout heading into the tournament. Plus the Croats are coming off consecutive penalty-kick wins and figure to have to more tired legs.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

Croatia: 4-2-3-1 — Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Rakitic, Modric; Rebic, Kamaric, Perisic; Mandzukic

England: 3-5-2 — Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Henderson, Trippier, Alli, Lingard, Young; Sterling, Kane

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey will referee his second straight World Cup semifinal match, after Argentina's penalty-kick win over the Netherlands four years ago. Cakir worked Iran's 1-0 win over Morocco and Argentina's 2-1 victory over Nigeria in the group stage this year, and he refereed Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Juventus in the 2015 Champions League final.

WORLD CUP HISTORY

In England's last semifinal match, Andreas Brehme's 60th-minute shot deflected off an onrushing Paul Parker at the penalty arc and looped over goalkeeper Peter Shilton to put West Germany ahead. England tied the score when Parker's cross bounced off Juergen Kohler and fell to Gary Lineker, who beat goalkeeper Bodo Illgner to the far post in the 80th minute. In the shootout, Stuart Pearce was stopped by Illgner on England's fourth attempt, Olaf Thon converted for a 4-3 lead and Chris Waddle shot over the crossbar.

Croatia went ahead in the 1998 semifinals only 26 seconds into the second half when Aljosa Asanovic split the defense with a pass, and Davor Suker scored his fifth goal of the tournament. Lilian Thuram tied the score a minute later after stealing the ball from Zvonimir Boban near the Croat penalty area and exchanging passes with Youri Djorkaeff. Thuram scored the go-ahead goal with a curling shot in the 70th minute, and France won 2-1.

CROATIA GOALS

vs. Nigeria (2-0): own-goal (32), Modric (71-penalty)

vs. Argentina (3-0): Rebic (53), Modric (80), Rakatic (90+1)

vs. Iceland (2-1): Badelj (53), Perisic (90)

vs. Denmark (1-1, 3-2 penalty kicks): Mandzukic (4)

vs. Russia (2-2, 4-3 penalty kicks): Kramaric (39), Vida (101)

ENGLAND GOALS

vs. Tunisia (2-1): Kane (11, 90+1)

vs. Panama (6-1): Stones (8, 40), Kane (22, 45+1-penalty, 62), Lingard (36)

vs. Belgium (0-1)

vs. Colombia (1-1, 4-3 penalty kicks): Kane (57-penalty)

vs. Sweden (2-0): Maguire (30), Alli (59)

HEAD TO HEAD

Croatians played for Yugoslavia before splitting off in 1990. England has four wins, two losses and one draw in the matchup, including a 4-2 victory in the group stage of the 2004 European Championship. The teams have not met since qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, when England won 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 at Wembley Stadium. England goalkeeper Paul Robinson kicked at and missed a backpass from Gary Neville, allowing an own-goal in a 2-0 loss in a European qualifier in 2006. Goalkeeper Scott Carson fumbled Niki Kranjcar's shot into the net for the opening goal as Croatia won 3-2 at Wembley the following year, causing England to miss Euro 2008. England coach Steve McClaren held a large red-and-blue umbrella on the sidelines and was mocked as the "Wally with the brolly," and he was fired the next day. They are drawn into the same group of the initial Nations League, a new competition kicking off this autumn.

SUSPENSIONS

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INJURY CONCERNS

Croatia right back Sime Vrsaljko walked slowly off the field with an apparent leg injury when he was replaced in extra time of the quarterfinals.

England midfielder Dele Alli has not played a full match since injuring a thigh against Tunisia.

JUST SAYING

Croatia: "It won't be easy for us. We will focus in the next few days to recover as much as possible. We will look for the best solutions ahead the match, considering we have a few players with minor issues after the match against Russia. It won't be easy, but to get into the semifinals it's a new motive for us." — Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic, through a translator

England: "Probably 18 months ago I talked to them about if you have success with England, it will be so much bigger than anything you can imagine, and I think that is probably starting to register with them now." — England coach Gareth Southgate

STATS

Goals: Croatia 10, England 11

Assists: 6/5

Shots: 78/70

Shots on goal: 19/19

Shots off target: 39/30

Shots blocked: 20/21

Yellow cards: 12/5

Red cards: 0/0

Corner kicks: 26/30

Offsides: 7/12

Fouls committed: 78/53

Fouls conceded: 80/69

Ball possession: 55 percent/54 percent

Passes attempted/completed: 2,736/2,261 (83 percent), 2,665/2,318 (87 percent)

Distance covered: 360.8 miles (580.66 kilometers)/351.1 miles (565.06 kilometers)

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Thunderstorms in the east of Europe, fair to the west Tuesday During Tuesday and the weak area of low pressure will maintain rather cloudy conditions across parts of Denmark down into Belgium and across parts of Germany too with some patchy rain or showers here. Much of Scandinavia will be dry with sunny spells and pleasantly warm. The fine weather continues across the UK, but turning fresher from the north through the day. Much of Spain and Portugal maintain the risk of some heavy and thundery downpours across inland areas through the afternoon, but otherwise there will be plenty of sunshine, very warm or hot here too. Through much of the Med, towards Italy and eastwards through the Balkans and on towards Greece and Turkey it remains very warm or hot with plenty of summer sunshine but there will remain a risk of localised afternoon downpours.

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Berger has been with Bakers since the start of his legal career in 2001. His areas of expertise include insurance, M&A, securitization, and banking.

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Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning and Paolo Bandini to look back at the first semi-final of the 2018 World Cup between France and Belgium. France won 1-0, courtesy of a Samuel Umtiti header, in a game which felt rather more flat than the occasion should demand. We have live reaction from the boys to Thibaut Courtois’s post-match comments, complaining about France’s “anti-football”.

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          Samuel Umtiti’s header holds up to propel France into World Cup Final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

France has reached their third World Cup final, beating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to Sunday’s championship game. They’ll meet the winner of Wednesday’s England-Croatia match. The French took the lead through Barcelona center back Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute, scoring a header off a corner from Antoine Greizmann. #MundialTelemundo ¡Por los aires! Read more...

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          France Vs Belgium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Comment on France vs. Belgium: Live Commentary by Ryan Tolmich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Six minutes of stoppage time for Belgium to find a goal.
          Comment on France vs. Belgium: Live Commentary by Ryan Tolmich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAVE LLORIS! Long shot but Lloris gets to it and pushes it away. Belgium starting to turn it on now. Just 10 minutes and stoppage time to find a goal.
          Comment on France vs. Belgium: Live Commentary by Ryan Tolmich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium struggling to create much of anything. Just 15 minutes left to find a goal, but no real space to work in. France holding it down well.
          Comment on France vs. Belgium: Live Commentary by Ryan Tolmich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GOAL UMTITI! France goes up in the 51st minute on a goal from the centerback. Great corner kick in from Griezmann and Umtiti rises of Fellaini to win the header. Great finish and it's 1-0 to France.
          Comment on France vs. Belgium: Live Commentary by Ryan Tolmich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Second half is underway.
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HALFTIME: Scoreless at the half. Both with legitimate chances. France probably with the better of the play, but no goals so far.
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SAVE COURTOIS! Everyone fixes on Mbappe and Pavard gets in alone. Courtois with a kick save. Heck of a stop in the 40th minute.
          Regarder France vs Belgique en DIRECT STREAMING      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          . L.i.v.e en ligne regarder coupe du monde 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Football Results for World Cup 2018 for Tuesday 10th July 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

18:00 France (1-0) Belgium at Related Images: [See image gallery at www.goalpost.tv]

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          France beat Belgium to reach final in Russia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sky News:–  France have reached the World Cup final after beating Belgium 1-0 in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal with a powerful header past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the 51st minute. It means the 1998 World Cup winners will play either England or Croatia in the eagerly-awaited final on Sunday. The remaining […]

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          Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti clinched a 1-0 win over Belgium by scoring on a header off a corner kick in the 51st minute on Tuesday.
          Belgium 0-1 France | France reach 3rd World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The loan goal came from Umtiti.

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          Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France advances to World Cup final for first time since 2006 with 1-0 win over Belgium.
          Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament again, and now the Red Devils will be wondering if their championship window has closed.
          What happens when a church is no longer a church?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Vatican City, Jul 10, 2018 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. Catherine of Siena Church was built by immigrants in a Catholic Boston neighborhood, in the late nineteenth century. For more than a century, it welcomed the poor, the lost, and the searching. Then in 2008, the church was closed.

A decade later the building opened its doors again, welcoming a new generation of seekers. But while the sanctuary is empty, the basement of the building has become a Dollar Tree, and those who enter are searching mostly for a bargain.

Around the world, with demographic shifts and a decline of worshippers in some countries, a growing number of church buildings are being closed. Safeguarding the sanctity of the once-hallowed ground where believers prayed and worshiped is becoming a perplexing problem for Church leaders.

To answer the tough question about what to do with shuttered churches, the Vatican has decided to host a conference from Nov. 29-30, addressing the issue from a multi-disciplinary perspective, in light of a growing interest in protecting the historic and cultural significance many churches still hold, even if they are unused.

The“God No Longer Lives Here?” conference is being organized by the cultural goods department of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Italian bishops conference, and the Pontifical Gregorian University's Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church.

At a July 10 press conference announcing the November event, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Vatican's culture office, said the problem of what to do with churches or sacred places that are no longer used is a “transversal” problem, with historic, spatial, socio-cultural and even academic and legal dimensions.

When the idea to host a conference about the topic was initially pitched, Ravsi said he was skeptical, thinking the issue would only be of interest to a small pool of experts, however, instead there was an “extraordinary reaction” not only from bishops conferences, but also academics and even UNESCO, who in the past has sent representatives to episcopal conference meetings to hear their thoughts on the closing of ancient religious structures believed to hold special cultural and historic significance.

In comments to the press, Ravasi said that while the issue of what to do with churches that have been closed has always been an issue, the current increase in interest is “one of the mirrors of the decline of religious practice, of secularization,” and of “a lack of priests.”

The prime reasons churches are shut down is due to the small size of the congregation that attends services, to a lack of priests, or when parishes merge for pastoral reasons, Ravisi said.

The conference, then, will help to highlight the crisis in the decline of belief, but it will also ensure that churches and other sacred places are not sold off to buyers who will but them to profane use given the history of the structure.

Part of the goal of the November conference will be to draft guidelines for what to do with churches that are de-consecrated and potentially sold.

The first day of the conference will be dedicated to several talks pitching ideas for solutions, followed by discussion. The second and final day will be dedicated to further discussion and the drafting of the guidelines, which will either be published as a directive from the Vatican's Council for Culture, or they will be adopted and published at a more universal level as a document from the Holy See, though modifications will likely be made if the latter is the case.

Representatives of bishops’ conferences, the Vatican's culture office and university professors will add their voice to the discussion, offering their own contribution for what the guidelines should include.

Conference organizers also announced a photo contest that will take place primarily on Instagram, with the hashtag “#nolongerchurches,” and will encourage photographers to document what happens to de-consecrated churches. The photos selected will also be displayed in an exhibit, and they will be published in the Italian Magazine “Arte cristiana, Casabella e Chiesa: architettura e communicazione.”

In comments to the press, Archbishop Nunzio Galantino, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA) and until now secretary general of the Italian bishops conference, said the topic of what to do with de-consecrated churches is a “salient issue,” and one that is important for the Italian bishops.

Though the question of what to do with an increase in churches being closed is primarily a problem in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Switzerland, according to a press release on the conference, Italy, the United States and Canada have also faced similar dilemmas.

And opposition to the sale of sacred spaces has increased even among non-believers, many of whom believe churches, even if unused, add historic, cultural and artistic value to their communities.

“What is the situation today? We have a change of context,” he said, pointing to the problem of decreasing Mass attendance, priest shortages and the closing of rural churches which have gone unused for years.

The issue is a social, cultural and economic problem, he said, explaining that when these churches belong to dioceses and parishes, it is easier to keep them in use and take care of them, but when these churches are no longer associated with a diocese or parish, often and unfortunately “there is a private interest” involved in what happens to it.

Professor Ottavio Bucarelli, who works at the Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church at the Gregorian University in Rome, was also present at the press conference, and told journalists the “sacred nature” of places of worship must always be respected.

“A church remains a church even when it is no longer a church, even when it has been transformed into something else,” he said, “so at a certain point we have to respect the faith of so many believers who have prayed and worshiped there for centuries.”

 

 

 


          France’s route to the World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Les Bleus reached a third World Cup final after beating Belgium on Tuesday night.
          Pogba dedicates France’s World Cup semi-final win to rescued Thai footballers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Social media reaction to France’s World Cup semi-final win over Belgium.
          Les Bleus are through – Umtiti heads France into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Barcelona defender kills off Belgium’s hopes as France go through.
          Trump claims he didn't ask Kavanaugh about abortion. Does it even matter if he's lying?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Overturning Roe v. Wade was one of Donald Trump’s big campaign promises, so you’d think that would have been part of his discussions with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Not so, claims Trump.

"Did you bring up the issue of abortion in your interviews with Brett Kavanaugh?" a reporter asked Trump as he was departing for the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.

"No, I haven't. I really haven't," Trump replied.

A typical Trump lie? Almost certainly. But if it’s not, that’s probably because Trump didn’t need to ask. It was something that went without saying. As Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza reminded us Monday night, Kavanaugh has a recent high-profile anti-abortion vote on his record, to deny an undocumented teenager access to abortion (he was in the minority on that). He’s also in favor of allowing a boss to deny workers birth control coverage. Kavanaugh’s views on abortion are not exactly a mystery, in other words, and anti-abortion groups are thrilled

Whether Trump is lying when he says he didn’t ask Kavanaugh about the issue—and he is probably lying—or whether he knew he didn’t have to ask because Kavanaugh was a known quantity almost doesn’t matter. 


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          2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals: France beats Belgium – CBS News      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CBS NewsThe 2018 FIFA World Cup is down to the final four teams. France will face off against Belgium in the first semi-final match Tuesday while England faces Croatia Wednesday. Each of those winners will play in the World Cup Final on Sunday. Neither Belgium …Four semi-finalists, four key attributesFIFA.comPoll: Who Will Win the 2018 […]
          World Cup 2018: France vs. Belgium live      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The wait is finally over. Two of the most exciting teams in the competition face off against one another with a chance to play in the World Cup final at stake. It's France vs. Belgium - and it's live here on DW!
          France seal spot in 2018 World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France have reached the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 after a Samuel Umtiti header saw them edge past neighbors Belgium in Saint Petersburg.
          FIFA Semi-Final: France beats Belgium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FIFA Semi-Final: France beats Belgium Belgium had more of the ball (60/40%) but France had more of the action, 19 shots, 5 on against 9/3, 6 shots blocked against 1. France 1 Belgium 0
          Microsoft Announces The Surface Go-Most Portable And Affordable Surface Product      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



Surface Go – The Smallest, Thinnest, Lightest, And The Most Affordable Surface Yet.

The New 10” Surface Go Gives You Laptop Performance With Tablet Portability, Adjustable Built-in Kickstand, Power To Run Day-to-day Software Like Office 365, And A Stunning Touchscreen.



Microsoft Surface Go Comes With The 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y And Packs Up To 8GB LPDDR3 RAM And 128 GB SSD. The Go Also Comes With An Optional Keyboard Cover. According To Microsoft The Surface  Go Offers Up To 9 Hours Of Battery Life On A Single Charge. 
For Consumers Device Will Comes With Windows 10 Home In S Mode,While For Commercial Users There Is Windows 10 Pro Option Available.


With Surface Go Microsoft Also Includes New Accessories Like Signature Type Cover & Surface Mobile Mouse.

Microsoft Surface Go Will Be Available For Pre-order From Today In The U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Taiwan, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Malaysia, And Thailand.
In The U.S. And Canada It Will Be Available On August 2,Microsoft Didn't Announce When It Will Be Available For Other Countries.
Microsoft Surface Go Essential Model With 4GB RAM And 64GB SSD Cost $399,While The 8GB RAM Model With 128GB SSD Costs $549.

          Baxter the robot backs France to beat Belgium in semi-final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The World Cup has not been a very happy hunting ground for the menagerie of animal psychics trying their paws, fins and tentacles at picking the match winners, and Baxter the robot is determined to prove science's superiority over animal instinct.

          France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006.
          France defeats Belgium 1-0 to advance to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When the spotlight has shone on France in this World Cup, it has illuminated Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Paul Pogba, the team’s attackers. And that made the team’s defenders as anonymous as the French Foreign Legion.

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          Thierry Henry hugs France players after Belgium World Cup defeat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Thierry Henry congratulated the France national team heroes after they beat his Belgium side in the World Cup semi-finals
          World Cup Semi-Final Results 2018: Highlights, Twitter Reaction from Tuesday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after beating Belgium on Tuesday, thanks to a goal from Samuel Umtiti. Two sides built to attack produced a free-flowing semi-final in St...
          Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday with a 1-0 win, consigning Belgium's 'golden generation' to another bitter disappointment.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you
          Sport24.co.za | Umtiti breaks Belgium hearts as France secure World Cup final spot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France are through to the final of the 2018 Soccer World Cup after beating Belgium in their semi-final clash.
          PA Headline      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Les Bleus reached a third World Cup final after beating Belgium on Tuesday night.
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Social media reaction to France’s World Cup semi-final win over Belgium.
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The Barcelona defender kills off Belgium’s hopes as France go through.
          France’s route to the World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Les Bleus reached a third World Cup final after beating Belgium on Tuesday night.
          Pogba dedicates France’s World Cup semi-final win to rescued Thai footballers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Social media reaction to France’s World Cup semi-final win over Belgium.
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The Barcelona defender kills off Belgium’s hopes as France go through.
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          France 1-0 Belgium: Samuel Umtiti sends Les Bleus into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France have reached their third World Cup final after beating Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday evening.Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal, beating Marouane Fellaini
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Good evening and welcome to Nigerianeye's live text coverage of the World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.France
          France reach World Cup final as Paris erupts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, Jul 9 – France reached their third World Cup final after overcoming Belgium on Tuesday, sparking scenes of unconfined joy in Paris as tens of thousands of people poured into the streets. In scenes reminiscent of France’s 1998 World Cup win, delirious crowds surged up the Champs-Elysees avenue and surrounded the […]

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          Deschamps relishes chance to overcome Euro 2016 pain at World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 10 – France coach Didier Deschamps said he was delighted to reach the World Cup final and relished the opportunity to do better than at the Euro 2016 final, when France lost on home soil. A header from Samuel Umtiti gave France victory over Belgium in Saint Petersburg. “I am very […]

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          Umtiti sends France to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 10 – Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday with a 1-0 win, consigning Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ to another bitter disappointment. France’s own supremely talented young squad will aim to make amends for defeat on home soil in the final of Euro 2016 in Sunday’s […]

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          Russia 2018: Semifinal Live: France 0-0 Belgium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Good evening everyone and welcome to tonight's first Russia 2018 semifinal tie between Belgium and France. Always refresh your browser to get the latest updates.
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          France return to hotel after Belgium victory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France return to their St Petersburg hotel in the early hours of Wednesday having beaten Belgium 1-0 to reach the World Cup final.
          Belgium fans rue missed chances and frustrated by France defeat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium fans in Brussels were despondent on Tuesday night as they watched their national team lose 1-0 to France in the World Cup semi-finals.
          Fans thrilled as Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France fans dance and celebrate in St Petersburg and Moscow as their team beat Belgium 1-0 to reach the World Cup final.
          Jubilant fans celebrate France's advancement to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France's fans flooded the streets of the country on July 10 to celebrate the team's victory over Belgium 1-0 to advance to the World Cup final.
          France reach World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France are through to the World Cup final after Samuel Umtiti's goal helps them beat Belgium 1-0 in St Petersburg
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          France’s route to the World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Les Bleus reached a third World Cup final after beating Belgium on Tuesday night.
          Pogba dedicates France’s World Cup semi-final win to rescued Thai footballers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Social media reaction to France’s World Cup semi-final win over Belgium.
          Les Bleus are through – Umtiti heads France into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Barcelona defender kills off Belgium’s hopes as France go through.
           FOX Sports’ Save of the Day: France’s Hugo Lloris diving save vs. Belgium | 2018 FIFA World Cup™       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France's Hugo Lloris denies a strike from Belgium with a diving save.
          France defeats Belgium 1-0 to advance to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When the spotlight has shone on France in this World Cup, it has illuminated Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Paul Pogba, the team’s attackers. And that made the team’s defenders as anonymous as the French Foreign Legion.

But when coach Didier Deschamps needed them the most,...


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Les Bleus reached a third World Cup final after beating Belgium on Tuesday night.
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The Barcelona defender kills off Belgium’s hopes as France go through.
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Belgium has just lost its semi-final World Cup match against France. The British have a positive genius for coming up with derogatory names for the people of any ethnicity other than white and any nation other than their own. Monty Python noticed that they had not come up with a slur against Belgians and decided […]
          Superb defense takes France close to another World Cup title      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — France's defense made the difference — on both sides of the field.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris kept out the shots and defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal from a corner.

It was France's backline, not its slick attackers, that carried the team to the World Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday.

"This is why football is magical, it gives everyone emotions. It's tough not to give into euphoria, but it's a fantastic moment," Lloris said. "We feared them on set pieces, but in the end it was us scoring from one."

France coach Didier Deschamps fell into Umtiti's arms after the final whistle. His superbly drilled defense, led by Raphael Varane, neutralized Belgium's much-hyped attack to record a fourth shutout in six games so far.

"They have so many athletic players, to have resisted in defense is very good. We had to defend very deep sometimes," Deschamps said. "We came up against a very good Belgium side which controlled the game more than us. But we also hurt them."

Umtiti danced in front of the France fans, while center back partner Varane walked over to them and pumped his clenched fist. Varane was injured when France lost the European Championship final two years ago, and he looks determined to make up for it.

The spotlight has been on 19-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe in Russia, whose electric pace and skill lit up the tournament. But for the second consecutive knockout game, a defender managed to score when Mbappe couldn't.

Against Uruguay last Friday, it was Varane's header that gave France the lead in a 2-0 win. A few days later, it was Umtiti rising to head home a corner from the right in the 51st minute.

"Enormously proud," Umtiti said. "We worked really hard together, and it's me that scored but we all delivered a big game."

Umtiti showed superb timing to leap above Belgium midfielder Maroune Fellaini — the tallest non-goalkeeper on either side — and power a header past Thibaut Courtois.

"When you're not particularly tall you need determination and the will to get in front of the opponent," Umtiti said. "The set piece was really well taken as well, and that helped me beat someone as good as Fellaini in the air."

Forward Antoine Griezmann set up Umtiti's and Varane's headed goals up with his cushioned delivery from set pieces. But like Mbappe, he took a back seat against the Belgians as Lloris and his defense starred at St. Petersburg Stadium.

Varane made decisive headers to cut out dangerous crosses and corners, and read to perfection almost every run from Romelu Lukaku and the fleet-footed Eden Hazard. He also compensated for the times when right back Benjamin Pavard was caught out of position, particularly by Hazard, when Belgium dominated the opening 20 minutes.

When France's defense was breached, the agile Lloris was on hand to make decisive saves — just like against Uruguay. He made a superb, leaping stop to his right to palm away a sudden strike from Toby Alderweireld in the 22nd minute that would have gone inside the left post.

Midway through the second half, Lloris was there again, springing off his line to punch away a dangerous right-wing cross from Belgium substitute Dries Mertens.

With 10 minutes left and Belgium pressing, Lloris flew off his line to his left to push away a powerful shot from midfielder Axel Witsel.

France won its only World Cup 20 years ago, thanks to a commanding goalkeeper — Fabien Barthez — protected by a rock-solid defense which also chipped in with goals.

In 1998, a defender — Laurent Blanc — scored in the first knockout game to defeat Paraguay in extra time; and Barthez saved France in a tense penalty shootout against Italy in the quarterfinals. Then, right back Lilian Thuram scored the only two goals of his career to help France beat Croatia in the semifinals.

France kept five shutouts in seven games back then. With Croatia or England awaiting in Sunday's final, the formula is one game away from working again.

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France's Samuel Umtiti, left, and France's Raphael Varane celebrate after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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France's Raphael Varane, left, duels for the ball with Belgium's Marouane Fellaini during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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France head coach Didier Deschamps, right, and Raphael Varane celebrate at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. France won 1-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris goes for the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

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France head coach Didier Deschamps, left, celebrates with Raphael Varane at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dives to stop a shot from Belgium's Eden Hazard during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Belgium's Marouane Fellaini and France's Samuel Umtiti, top, vie for the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: CHRIS SUTTON’S SEMI-FINAL BOOTROOM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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THE driving force from midfield scored his first goal at this World Cup in the quarter-final against Brazil. Will face familiar faces in central midfield for France but has the quality to win the battle for his country.
          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: FRANCE v BELGIUM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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KYLIAN MBAPPE (right) BELGIUM have been exposed down their flanks and in Yannick Carrasco and Nacer Chadli they have two players who want to go forward rather then defend. Expect rapid France’s teenage talent to expose those spaces.
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According to CNN, in the first game of the semifinals France beat Belgium 1-0. France’s defender Samuel Umtiti scored a header in the 51st-minute off the game. This would make him the third French defender to score in the FIFA 2018 World Cup. France will now prepare to face either England or Croatia in the final. Meanwhile, Belgium will have to get over its first defeat in two years and pla for third-place.
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Nope doubt that is accurate. Belgium in 2017 had less FTTP then the UK yet they are at position 6 a whole 29 places above us. They are mainly Cable and ADSL connections, pretty similar to us. Except they must be doing something significantly better. Leased lines should hardly affect this, especially with regards to many EU places above us, where pricing is similar to that we pay here. About the only countries you could apply the lesser choice to in any significant degree to are the top 3-5 which are mainly some type of REAL fibre connections. We are less than 20 places above Kosovo for christ sake, a country which less than 2 decades ago was war torn, and certainly would not have had anything near spent on Internet as this country has spent. Probably even less rebuilding the entire country. Face it our position is a joke especially when you factor in all the promises we have heard from both the government and BT over the years. FTTC has been here for about 8 years, that is getting on for a decade. I do not see any of the BS "Best in Europe" even slowly becoming true which is what the government and BT made lofty aspirations to be. Stop making poor excuses for this country and the majority of its rollouts. BT and the government have failed. Even with BTs new meaningless we might do xxx million FTTP claims we still will not be best in Europe or anything similar to other nonsense "claims, aims, aspirations or whatever you want to call them" that have previously been slobbered.
          GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 369:France Advances to the World Cup Final (7-10-18)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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France players, in blue, try to close down Belgium’s Kevin de Bruyne in their World Cup semi-final match in Saint Petersburg last night. For a full match report, visit thenational. ae/sport
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Things are falling right in place for France to repeat their feat 20 years ago.
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Romelu Lukaku may have more goals, but Antoine Griezmann just may come out on top in this crunch tie between Belgium and France.
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Both goalkeepers will aim to put on their best show in the impending semi-final clash despite one having the slight edge.
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Already adversaries at club level, Pogba, and De Bruyne will reignite their rivalry one more time when France and Belgium meet.
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Both footballers have proven to be crucial for their teams, but how do they compare to each other statistically and how can they determine the fate of the tie?
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This game will see two different philosophies clash for a spot in the World Cup final.
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Here is a comprehensive compilation of TV schedules and listings for the France vs Belgium blockbuster semi-final clash.
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The NATO summit is set to begin in Belgium, but Belgians are more concerned with their national soccer team playing against France in the World Cup semi-finals.
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          France vs. Belgium: 5 Things to Watch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium set for their first semi-final in over three decades and France has the weight on expectations on them. As both teams meet in (...)
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seesaw50 wrote: Not an easy on the eye game , pretty boring really !


Fantastic team performance from France. Kept Belgium at bay very well...
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Not an easy on the eye game , pretty boring really !
          France v Belgium - by: 182blue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France were very solid there.
A bit disappointing that Belgium couldn’t find a moment of magic.
I was hoping Mbappe would take his shirt off after scoring a second in the last minute.
France are surely strong favourites for the cup whoever they meet in the final.
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nobbyblue wrote: I've a feeling Belgium will win this comfortably.

I've had bet on Over 2 Goals, Over 3 Cards, Over 10 Corners @ 7/1 which seems generous.


I thought that nobby but France are thro
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          Developing Business Central Extensions/Apps in Team      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I picked up a new challenge these days: for one of our (quite big) customers, we need to develop a solution, based on extensions. In short: ready for the future, easy to upgrade. When I would explain the case in a paragraph, you’d say “this is not NAV”, although when you would really look deep into it, it’s ideal for an Extension-scenario, obviously in combination with Business Central.

The project

In short, let’s define the project like this:

  • Multiple extensions to be made:
    • A W1 Base Extensions with shared functionality and frameworks
    • For each country (like Belgium) a separate extension, specifically for local functionality
  • The timespan is 2 years
  • We are working with 5 developers at the same time on this project, spread over 3 countries. Good developers, which means not really infrastructural-minded.
  • Test Driven development in an agile approach

So, one project, multiple extensions, multiple developers spread over multiple countries (not time zones, luckily), dependencies, different symbols (W1 and BE), … .

Why this blogpost?

Well, we came to the conclusion that “developing an extension” is one thing. One app, usually one developer, some local development environment, it’s all very manageable. But when you try to do development in team – it’s a whole different story. And we have faced (and still facing) quite some points that need attention. You will see this is a train of thoughts – not a complete list – and not all points I have answers to. More than enough reasons to write some follow-up posts in the future ;-).

So why this post? Just to share my experience in this story, and may be also to get feedback from this great community we have ;-). Any feedback is always appreciated – the community is here to make everyone and the product better!

The focus of this post is not on “how to develop in team”, but rather “what I think we need to take into consideration when you do”.

CI/CD

If you have never heard about “Continuous Integration”, “Continuous Delivery” and/or “Continuous Deployment” – now it’s time to dive into it :-). It’s a mature way of handling software these days – and very new for our precious NAV world. Let it be no doubt, also I realize there is no way to work in team without a decent implementation of CI/CD, so we have set up a system that automated quite a lot.

  • GIT with a remote in VSTS takes care of our “continuous integration” of the code of team members.
  • Branch for each “unit of work”
  • We have a master-branch-policy, which means we work with pullrequests to pull changes of our team members in the master branch by build definitions – which also forces us to review the code.
  • These build definitions do quite a lot (analyze, compile, test-deploy, manage manifest, …)
  • We have release pipelines to get our stuff to test-environments (continuous delivery/deployment)

And a lot more – part of which I will address in the upcoming points. Again, this is not about CI/CD, but you’ll see that the concept solves a lot of points, but also introduces some other challenges.

Object Numbers

A challenge you’ll face quite soon is “how to manage object numbers”. As a team, each member has his branch, within his branch, he will start creating tables, codeunits, … . But if you just use that awesome “auto numbering” that comes out of the box with the al-language .. you’ll end up with the same object numbers when you start merging your branch. Compile errors will cause many builds to fail!

You can’t just change the app.json to influence the autonumbering, because things will not compile in a while.

So, in a way, you need to abandon the nice autonumbering, and go into assigning object numbers to people/branches/workitems.

We created a dashboard app to manage all the things (we think) can’t be managed by VSTS – which also includes object numbers and field numbers.

“I need that field you are creating – can you save your object?”

I was a big fan of a central development database. Besides the fact you couldn’t develop in one object with multiple developers at the same time, it mostly had advantages. So easy. At all time, you had an overview of all developments everyone was creating.

Well, I guess I need to grow up now, because now, we are not developing in a database, we are developing in files, distributed on local systems/branches, integrated by VSTS .

So, if you need a field (or any piece of development for that matter) that was created in another branch, but not pushed to master just yet? Well, there are two ways – you start merging the two branches (which I wouldn’t do in a million years) – or you pull the change to master, so the other branch can merge with master, and continue development with those needed fields.

Does the field already exist?

An extra challenge which is quite similar to the above is the fact you don’t have an actual overview of all fields that are being created. Basically a list for all fields, for all tables, for all branches in development.

As said, we are being agile, so for functional and technical people, it’s very nice to be able to check who/what/.. Fields are already created that you can use in the next sprint.. . You can’t just open a table and see what fields are there – there might be some in extension objects – even not pushed to master yet.

We will create a dedicated functionality to “push” our fields from all branches to our dashboard so that we always have a nice up-to-date list to filter and analyse the fields we have at hand ;-).

Breaking schema changes during development phase

You’d say – during development, schema is not important. If you want to delete a field, just delete it. In the world of extensions these days, that means – you will delete all data that comes with your extension. Any breaking change needs to schema to be recreated. And I can tell you, you’ll end up with breaking changes quite soon:

  • Renumber a field
  • Rename a field
  • Delete a field
  • Change datatype

For a development database, I don’t care, but for a test-database, for User Acceptance Testing, or even just functionality testing, it can be devastating to lose the data.

We realized that quite soon in our development cycle, data became important .. and we are not “just” in development phase anymore. When the app ends up in the test system (during release-pipeline), it should be a matter of upgrading, not a matter of “delete data and recreate the schema”.

So the only thing I think we can do is to handle the app as being a release/live app from the very first moment users start testing/data is important. That means: the schema shouldn’t change anymore, and if you have to change schema, it’s a matter of using obsolete fields and creating upgrade scripts – just like you would do in live!

Well, we will be “in development” for about a full year, and during that year, people need to test, users need to perform UATs, … and basically this means if we make wrong assumptions in the analysis of our design and architecture (and in an agile world, it’s not that uncommon) – we might end up with (lots) of obsolete tables and/or fields.

As you might have noticed – I don’t really have a comfortable way of handling this just yet… working on it!

Dependencies

Dependencies is a nice ability we have with Extensions. But I can tell you, when you are developing the base app, and the dependent app at the same time .. In team .. It does bring some challenges as well.

In a way, we all are dependent from different symbols – as we all want to run our app in multiple countries .. . In my view, it’s a good idea to include in your build process a workflow that tests if your app would deploy on these countries as well. That’s why our build looks something like:

  • Compile
  • Run code analysis
  • Create app
  • Deploy on W1
  • Deploy on BE
  • Deploy on CountryX

Thanks to this, we already avoided an error in development where we added a field that already existed in the BE database .. . It compiled well in W1, but it didn’t in BE.

On top of that, you might create two apps, where one is dependent on the other. In that case, you also need to include in your build process to test that dependency at all times. A simple compile of the dependent app is easy, but actually, when you change the base app, you should also see if your dependent app still compiles. In our scenario, a change on the base app, results in a build of all apps that are dependent from it.

Distributed development environment

With C/SIDE, lots of partners implemented a “centralized development environment”, which is quite unorthodox, but C/SIDE allowed it, and it was super easy. At all times, the developments were in one database, one overview, on “thing” to maintain.

With AL, we are “forced” to do it the right way. This is positive, for sure, but it’s different. Now, code will have be “continuously integrated” (which is indeed the “CI” part) – which means, merged. You don’t “just” checkout (and reserve) and object, you commit and merge, work with branches, … . All good, but different.

We use Git on VSTS, and work with pullrequests to pull new code in the master branch, which means we have introduced a code review together with this. Good stuff!

Docker

But this distributed environment also brings some challenges, which Docker can solve. Everyone needs to work on his own isolated development environment – you can’t be deploying your apps to the same NST as your colleague.

Docker solves this – as it’s easy to create a local container so you could start development – but it also comes with the assumption that people are able to work with Docker.

We have seen this is a difficult one – lots of developers (including me) are not infrastructural-minded. And in that case, “docker” becomes a lot more difficult.

We decided to go for a managed approach – if the developer creates a branch, we will spin up a new environment for him to do his deployments. Thing is, we wanted to do this as easy as possible – with the possibility for him to work remote, with only one entrypoint, like: project.ifacto.be/branchname . With Docker, that gets more difficult, as now we can’t just depend on a serverinstancename (which in Docker is always “NAV”), but we need to do some routing for every container we spin up. It’s not just 1 IP with multiple services, but it’s always a different IP with 1 service.

The alternative is that every developer is going to manage his own docker container on his own VM on his own laptop. All of a sudden, we’d have to support local development environments of developers on their laptops – I don’t see that feasible, actually.. . At least not yet ;-).

Tests

With tests, we have one big “challenge”: it’s not possible to run a complete default test just yet. So for the moment, in our setup, running a complete test is not implemented.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t implement our own tests – and that’s something we do. And we also execute with every single build, triggered by the pullrequests.

On top of that, we should also test all the dependencies as well – if you change something on the base-app, it’s obvious that some dependent app might have failed tests.. That’s another reason to always rebuild the dependent apps as well. Keep that in mind ;-).

Translations

As you probably know, the way we will do translations has grown up as well. Developers don’t need to be linguistics anymore ;-). Translation is done through xlf-files, “outside” the code.

But this also means we need to manage that in our process.

All the team members will be creating their own branched xlf-file – which will conflict every single time you try to merge branches. So best thing is – handle translations totally outside the build-scope. At this point, I put the xlf-files in .gitignore. What I haven’t done yet is implement a workflow for handling translations just yet, because we don’t need it yet.

That’s it for now .. I hope this post at least opened some eyes, or confirmed some concerns, or even helped you in solving some of the points … . In any case, Belgium just lost their semi-finals on the World Cup – so I’m signing out and going to be grumpy now ..


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Photo of the Day: People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 World Cup.
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France, on the other hand, looks to be relevant for a long time. Loris is in his early thirties, but could possibly make it back for one more WC. If not, Areola should be the next man up. Pavard is 22, Varane 25, Umtiti 24 and Hernandez 22. While I have been (and remain) semi-critical of their unproven nature as a backline, think how good they'll be in their prime (ages 26-29) four years from now. Keep in mind they also have Mendy, Kimpembe and Sidibe as well (all of whom will be in that same age range as well). Even Zouma is only 23. In the midfield, Pogba is still only 25, Tolisso is 23 and Fekir is 24. Kante (currently 27) will probably be on his last legs in 2022, and Matuidi will be gone, but Coman and Roboit should be going strong at that point too. Up front, Mbappe is 19 and Dembele is 21. They have multiple international tournaments left in them. And don't forget Martial (currently 22). Griezmann and Lacazette will both be 31 and possibly still involved as well. None of that even takes into account their youth teams, which appear to be oozing with talent as well. I think we can certainly learn lessons from how both Belgium and France have worked to cultivate and develop their young players into stars, and hopefully we can begin our own ascendance again soon.
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I don't see Belgium getting back to this stage. This was their opportunity. Maybe the next Euros they can be competitive, but in 2022 I think they be more like Argentina or Spain this time around. Strong in one or two areas, but weak / unproven everywhere else. Batshuayi, Carrasco, Lukaku, Meunier and Courtois will be in the 28-30 range. De Bruyne and Hazard will each be 31. Other than Tielemans, the rest of the players that featured in this WC will be long gone. Such a shame that three of their best attacking players were not introduced against France until the 60th, 80th and 90th minutes. Belgium was one of the few teams with the talent to go toe-to-toe with France. I really have to question Martinez's tactics. Cruyff would never have played a midfield of Fellaini, Witsel and Dembele…
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its always hard when conceding on set pieces to be honest and the same were the sentiments of Martinez in the post match interview. hard luck, the intensity they played in the second half was missing in the first. one guy I was really disappointed with was, Chadli. his corners and crosses were hopeless knowing Lukaku needed servicing especially in aerial threat where he is always dangerous. Belgium can only build on from here and I wont be surprised if Martinez will get another term to continue as the coach. projecting this Belgium team for 2022, all most all of them are playing in top clubs and if they continue then most of these faces will still be around. expecting the England and Croatia to be decided on set piece as well. England will rely on kane while Croatia to score on counter
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its always hard when conceding on set pieces to be honest and the same were the sentiments of Martinez in the post match interview. hard luck, the intensity they played in the second half was missing in the first. one guy I was really disappointed with was, Chadli. his corners and crosses were hopeless knowing Lukaku needed servicing especially in aerial threat where he is always dangerous. Belgium can only build on from here and I wont be surprised if Martinez will get another term to continue as the coach. projecting this Belgium team for 2022, all most all of them are playing in top clubs and if they continue then most of these faces will still be around. expecting the england and croatia to be decided on set piece as well.
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Minimalist service from France. No passion from Belgium, no running in between lines, no sense of urgency. They played not to lose, and, surprise, they lost. And now, the French will all come honking their horns here for the whole night (Geneva is almost surrounded by France). Now, I like Croatia, but they don't stand a chance. A France-Croatia final will be a repeat of this game, with the same outcome. Maybe England can send a barrage of crosses and go through.
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Dull, dull semi-final. Expected much more from both Belgium and France. Belgium's line-up to start the match set the tone for the entire game. A midfield of Fellaini, Dembele and Witsel was never going to be enough to break down France... France obliged, was patient and just played on the counter. Disappointing
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Belgium completely static most of the time. Played like Switzerland vs Sweden.
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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have landed in Europe for their week-long trip. They have scheduled stops in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Scotland, and Finland.

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Photos and video show Melania and Trump exiting Air Force One. Melania is seen wearing a stylish Burberry trench coat.

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She's just as stylish as ever in the coat. It will be interesting to see what other ensembles she pulls off with ease and grace during her trip in Europe.

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, tweeted about the trip. She's clearly excited for what is the First Lady's first overseas trip since her kidney surgery. 

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France took on Belgium in the 2018 FIFA World Cup first semifinal on Tuesday night and it turned out to be a very competitive game between two highly rated...

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Transatlantic rift

The Western alliance is in trouble

That should worry Europe, America and the world



AMERICA did as much as any country to create post-war Europe. In the late 1940s and the 1950s it was midwife to the treaty that became the European Union and to NATO, the military alliance that won the cold war. The United States acted partly out of charity, but chiefly out of self-interest. Having been dragged into two world wars, it wanted to banish Franco-German rivalry and build a rampart against the Soviet threat. After the Soviet collapse in 1991, the alliance anchored democracy in the newly liberated states of eastern Europe.

Today, however, America and Europe are separated by a growing rift. The mood before the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11th and 12th is poisonous. As President Donald Trump accuses the Europeans of bad faith and of failing to pull their weight, they accuse him of crass vandalism. A second summit, between Vladimir Putin and Mr Trump in Helsinki on July 16th, could produce the once-unthinkable spectacle of an American president treating his Russian opponent better than he has just treated his allies.

Even if the two summits pass off without controversy—as they might, given how Mr Trump delights in confounding his critics—the differing priorities, divergent beliefs and clashing political cultures will remain. The Western alliance is in trouble, and that should worry Europe, America and the world.

Every alliance has its tensions, but the Western one is strained on a bewildering number of fronts. Mr Trump, and his generals, are exasperated by the feeble efforts of many NATO members to honour their promise to raise defence spending towards 2% of GDP by 2024. The American right tends to condemn European support for the Iranian nuclear deal (which Mr Trump quit), and what it sees as a bias against Israel. And policymakers from both parties think that, as the world’s attention shifts to Asia, whining, sanctimonious Europeans deserve less of their time.

As if that were not enough, Mr Trump fatuously accuses the EU of being “set up to take advantage of the United States” and chastises it for unfair trade. Meanwhile, Europe is divided. Italy has a new populist coalition that is pro-Putin. So, increasingly, is Turkey, a member of NATO (but not the EU) which is hostile to the liberal democratic values that bind the alliance. Worse could be in store. A Labour government in Britain under Jeremy Corbyn, who has a long history of opposing the use of arms by the West, would treat America with deep suspicion; he could even try to leave NATO.

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This newspaper believes that the Western alliance is worth saving. In a dangerous and increasingly authoritarian world, it can act as a vital source of security and a bastion of democracy. But the alliance does not have a God-given right to survive. It must continually earn its place. The question is: how?

The first step is not to make the job harder. Europe should do everything it can to resist Mr Trump’s instinct to lump trade with security. Wrapping them up together will only make the West less secure as well as poorer.

Next, supporters of the alliance need to be practical. That means paying up. Mr Trump is right to complain about countries like Germany and Italy, which spent just 1.22% and 1.13% of GDP on defence in 2017. Indeed, he could go further. Too little of defence spending is useful—over a third of Belgium’s is eaten up by pensions. More should go on R&D and equipment.

For America’s allies, being practical also means keeping up. Collaboration in areas like cyber-security will make the alliance more valuable to America. More urgently NATO must continue to sharpen its response to the tactics of misinformation and infiltration that Russia used in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Politics waxes and wanes. Lost military understanding is hard to rebuild. Exercises that cement NATO’s remarkably close working military relations are more vital than ever.

And being practical means sticking together. Negotiating over Brexit, the EU is minded to shut Britain out of the union’s security structures because it will no longer be a member. Given Britain’s military experience, its arms industry and its intelligence agencies, that is self-defeating. Instead, the EU’s members should seek to bind Britain in by, for example, promoting the European Intervention Initiative, proposed by France, which aims to create a force that can act in crises. Once America would have seen such a plan as a threat to NATO. Today it would stand both as insurance and as a sign that Europe is willing to take on more responsibility.

Fighting for the mind

Last is the battle of ideas. If NATO and the EU did not already exist, they would not be created. Since the Soviet collapse, the sense of threat has receded and the barriers to working together have risen. Yet that does not make the transatlantic alliance “obsolete”, as Mr Trump once claimed. America’s alliances are an asset that are the envy of Russia and China. NATO is an inheritance that is all the more precious for being irreplaceable.

The need for security remains. Russia is not the Soviet Union but, as a declining power, it feels threatened. It has modernised its forces and is prepared to deploy them. The need to anchor European democracy remains, too. As authoritarianism creeps up on Poland and Hungary, the EU and NATO can once again help limit its advance. And there is the extra benefit of how Europe helps America project power, by providing bases, troops and, usually, diplomatic support.

NATO is more fragile than Mr Trump thinks. At its core is the pledge to treat an attack on one member in the North Atlantic region as an attack on them all. His vacillation and his hostility to Europe weakens that promise, if only because it reveals his scorn for the idea that small countries have the same rights as big ones. Asia is watching, as is Mr Putin. The more Mr Trump bullies his allies, the more the world will doubt America’s security guarantees. Because great powers compete in a grey zone between peace and war, that risks miscalculation.

Mr Trump believes he is a master negotiator in pursuit of a stronger America. With Europe, as with so much else, he gravely undervalues what he is giving up.
          Mark Madden: They're right to call it the beautiful game      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<br/>France’s Antoine Griezmann celebrates at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the World Cup in St. Petersburg.
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<br/>French players mob France's Samuel Umtiti after he scored the opening goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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          Stars To Perform At Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 In Johannesburg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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International advocacy organisation Global Citizen today announced that Beyonce, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa, a free-ticketed event on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.

The December event is the culmination of Global Citizen’s “Mandela 100” campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.

Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

Executive producers of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe, Patrice Motsepe, Kweku Mandela, Dave Holmes, Declan Kelly, Liza Henshaw and Hugh Evans.

Hosts of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.

The Festival broadcast will be produced by Ben Winston and Fulwell 73 Productions.

Nelson Mandela famously called for this generation to realise an end to extreme poverty in one of his last public speeches, and Global Citizen has campaigned on this message with activist-driven events in Vancouver, London, Brussels, and at the upcoming 2018 Global Citizen Festival to be held in New York’s Central Park on 29 September.

Activists and music fans can begin to earn their free tickets starting on August 21st and can sign up today at www.globalcitizen.org.za, demanding world leaders make major investments to end extreme poverty and take a stand for women and girls. The “Mandela 100” campaign seeks to mobilize USD $1 billion in new commitments for the world’s most marginalised people, with USD $500 million set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide. These investments will be aimed at ending hunger and increasing access to good nutrition, ending neglected tropical diseases, reducing HIV transmission rates, ensuring every child receives a quality education, reforming and repealing sexist laws, providing funding for women’s health and family planning, and ensuring access to clean water and safe sanitation world wide.

“Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest examples of resistance, patience, and forgiveness that our world will ever know. It is our great honour to campaign in his name and answer his call to be the generation to end extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, Global Citizen, Co-Founder and CEO.

“Nelson Mandela believed in people’s potential for goodness, and inner potential to change things for the better, for each other and for ourselves he believed that poverty and injustice were man made problems, that we could solve together. One hundred years on from his birthday, this year’s roving Global Citizen Festival will be held in his honour – in Johannesburg on December 2nd. It has been such a pleasure to put together, and all of the artists have been amazing to work with, perhaps because this is a chance for us to show that we all believe in the same things he did: love, acceptance and forgiveness,” said Chris Martin, Global Citizen Festival curator.

“I am pleased to lend my support to the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, in celebration of Madiba’s rich legacy of social justice, compassion and activism. Each one of us must take inspiration from his fight for equality by being the generation to end extreme poverty. We must ensure that no child or adolescent die from preventable causes, including hunger and malnutrition. I call on world leaders, civil society organizations, business leaders and change agents everywhere to join Global Citizen and take action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Graça Machel, Founder and Chairperson, The Graça Machel Trust.

“The future of the world lies in the hands of young people. Over half the world is under the age of 25. We must inspire and support them to be the generation to end extreme poverty. Nelson Mandela believed that poverty is man-made and must be overcome by human action. That’s why I’m delighted to support the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, to call on young people and world leaders to take action for a brighter future for everyone,” said Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General.

Ed Sheeran said, “I’m really looking forward to playing the Global Citizen Festival and paying tribute to Nelson Mandela who has inspired so many to fight for what they believe in. It should be a great day!”

Eddie Vedder said, “It is such an honor to be given the chance to head to South Africa to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s incomparable legacy. He showed an entire generation what it means to be a leader and make a difference for the world’s poor. I’m so grateful that this event will serve as a reminder of his great work and inspire us all to carry on in his name.”

“Nelson Mandela’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man’s ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in,” said Oprah Winfrey. “It is one of the great honours of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life.”

Naomi Campbell said, “I’m truly honoured to celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela by co-hosting the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in South Africa. Madiba was a man whose values and wisdom have left a lasting imprint on this world. I cherish everything he taught me about giving, sharing, and forgiving, and I look forward to celebrating his life on December 2nd.”

Sir Bob Geldof said, “I share my friend Nelson Mandela’s belief that poverty is a manmade condition. And its greatest curse. Global Citizen is carrying on a legacy set in place by one of the kindest, most generous, and most courageous and wisest of leaders that our world has ever seen and I am proud to be a part of Mandela 100. It is time we fulfill his call to eliminate extreme poverty with all its attendant evils.”

A number of world leaders will address the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, who both serve as co-chairs of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Board Director of The Power of Nutrition, and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Starting today, music fans and activists can sign up at www.globalcitizen.org.za to be among the first to be notified of the action journey launch. Actions include emailing world leaders, signing petitions, and using social media to generate commitments in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Festival will be the culmination of a six-months long campaign engaging Global Citizens around the world on seven Global Goals:
POVERTY: (Global Goal 1): End all forms of poverty everywhere
ZERO HUNGER (Global Goal 2): End all forms of hunger and malnutrition
HEALTH (Global Goal 3): Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
EDUCATION (Global Goal 4): Ensure every child has access to a quality education
GIRLS & WOMEN (Global Goal 5): End all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere to ensure that #SheIsEqual
WATER & SANITATION (Global Goal 6): Ensure everyone has access to clean water and sanitation
LIFE BELOW WATER (Global Goal 14): addressing the threat plastic pollution poses to the oceans

Global Citizen is proud to join forces with the most forward thinking and innovative organizations committed to the mission and movement of ending extreme poverty.

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be presented by Major Partner The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Big Concerts, House of Mandela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and Associate Partner, HP.

Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030. The organization has taken its action-based model to Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and Canada, and created a platform for activists to learn about the issues they care most about, take action, and earn rewards for doing so.

Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people. This year alone Global Citizens have secured 29 commitments totaling over $2.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 501 million people by 2030.

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          France pips Belgium to World Cup final spot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France reached the World Cup final on Tuesday after a second-half header from Samuel Umtiti gave them a 1-0 win against Belgium.
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No es difícil entender que un bar en semifinales del Mundial no es el mejor lugar para intentar hablar de identidad nacional y lengua, aunque el canto belga que más suena hoy sea en inglés: ¡Come on Belgium! Tampoco que la mejor opción para aplacar la sed sea la cerveza Chimay, porque en la sede barcelonesa del fútbol de ese país el cronista suda más que Isco en todo el Mundial (y esa estrategia es tan inteligente como si en la prórroga en lugar de bebidas isotónicas a los jugadores les dieran quintos frescos). O que el mejor relato tenga el final más feliz, porque eso no suele pasar ni en la vida ni en el fútbol. “Yo soy 100% belga, de padre flamenco y madre valona. Somos mejores y podríamos ganar. Pero existe la maldición belga”, dice en el medio tiempo Frederic.

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          'One set play the difference', beomans Belgium's Roberto Martinez      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Belgium team featuring many of the same stars lost by the same score to Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinal four years ago and then was shocked 3-1 by Wales in the European Championship quarterfinals two years ago.
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Harry Kane massive favourite to win the Golden Boot.

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Belgium fell to France at the final hurdle as they were beaten 1-0 in their World Cup semi-final clash. Samuel Umtiti was the only scorer in the game as it was a day for the defences. While Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe did look very good in the game, they failed to get on the scoresheet, and it was instead centre-half Raphael Varane that shone the brightest, with the Real Madrid star awesome at the back.

For Belgium, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard failed to hit the back of the net, with the Premier League pair now having to settle for bronze at best. Indeed, Lukaku once again failed to score, with the Manchester United forward unable to hit the back of the net in any of Belgium’s three knockout games. 

Lukaku’s failure to score and his subsequent elimination at the semi-final stage has seen England’s Harry Kane become the monumental favourite to win the Golden Boot. Kane is 1/20 with Coral to top score at the tournament as he currently boasts six goals, while France’s Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe are both 33/1 with the pair scoring three times this tournament. 

Kane faces Croatia in the semi-final of the competition on Wednesday, and he has yet another chance to add to his tally, with a World Cup final surely beckoning if Kane can add to his tally for the tournament.

Coral - World Cup Top Goalscorer betting odds:

Harry Kane - 1/20Antoine Griezmann - 33/1Kylian Mbappe - 33/1
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Lloris favourite to win the Golden Glove after starring for France vs Belgium.

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France were able to make it to the World Cup final on Sunday by defeating Belgium 1-0 in their semi-final. The two sides went into the game very evenly matched, with both applauded for their strong defence and incisive attack. However, it was the French that came out on top on a day in which attacking-players struggled to make inroads. 

Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game in the second-half as he booked France’s place in the final, and broke Belgian hearts in the process. Many thought it would be the likes of Antoine Greizmann or Kylian Mbappe of France, or Romelu Lukaku or Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium that shone the brightest, however, it was Raphael Varane of France that starred, with the centre-half outstanding. 

Clearly, it was a day for defensive players, and another man that stood up to the test was goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham star made a number of fine saves including a fine stop from club-teammate Toby Alderweireld in the first-half to keep the scores level.

His performance has since seen his chances of winning the Golden Glove shorten to odds of 13/8 with Betway. Jordan Pickford of England is second favourite with odds of 3/1, while Croatia’s Danijel Subasic is 5/1.

Lloris will definitely have the chance to attempt to win the World Cup at the end of the week, but who will he be facing in the opposite goal on Sunday, and could one of Pickford or Subasic pip Lloris to the Golden Glove?

Betway - World Cup Golden Glove Award betting odds:

Hugo Lloris - 13/8Jordan Pickford - 3/1Danijel Subasic - 5/1
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England 5/2 to win the World Cup ahead of their semi-final against Croatia.

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France defeated Belgium in the first semi-final of the World Cup as they booked their place in the final of the competition with an impressive defensive performance. Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game in the early stages of the second-half, and Belgium were unable to break down their opponents, with Raphael Varane particularly impressive at the heart of the French defence. 

The victory means they have been installed as favourites ahead of the final with odds of 11/17, and England are currently second favourites at 5/2 with Unibet, while Croatia are 5/1.

The final of the competition is a stage few thought England would make it to, but they are just a potential 90 minute game away from playing France in the biggest game in football. Gareth Southgate will be pinning his hopes on the likes of Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard and co, with Croatia looking to Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their midfield. 

The game itself will be a tense affair, with France vs Belgium providing a tight encounter that was exceptionally entertaining. England’s game against Croatia could follow the same pattern, and the Three Lions will be cheered on by fans in the stadium and at home, with the supporters really getting behind their team at the world Cup in Russia. 

Can England ensure football really will be ‘coming home’ this week?

Unibet - World Cup Winner betting odds:

France - 11/17England - 5/2Croatia - 5/1
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It was an engrossing World Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening as France booked their place in the showpiece event on Sunday. Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game as Romelu Lukaku again failed to score, with France progressing to the last two in Russia.

For France, it was yet another fine performance, and their second clean sheet in a row after they beat Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter-final. Belgium on the other hand were brought back down to earth with a bump as their 2-1 win over Brazil counted for nothing against their semi-final opponents. 

Now, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba will have the chance to rectify the failures of their 2016 European Championship campaign in which they were beaten by Portugal in the final. While the French team is adorned with stars, one player has stood out most, with young sensation Kylian Mbappe displaying his immense ability to the adoring crowds.

Indeed, Mbappe is currently the favourite to win the Golden Ball, with BetVictor giving him odds of 11/8. Harry Kane is second at 4/1, while Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann 8/1 with the same bookmaker. 

Kane will be looking to fire England into the final of the World Cup against Croatia tomorrow, and any goals will surely see his odds shorten. Mbappe on the other hand can now look forward to a final on Sunday, with only one of Croatia or England standing in France’s way of World Cup glory. 

BetVictor - World Cup Golden Ball Award betting odds:

Kylian Mbappe - 11/8Harry Kane - 4/1Luka Modric - 8/1Antoine Griezmann - 8/1
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France odds-on favourites to win the World Cup.

France won an engrossing encounter at the World Cup on Tuesday as they booked their place in the final of the competition in Russia. Samuel Umtiti screed the only goal of the game six minutes after the break as the attacking talent of both sides failed to get on the scoresheet.

Despite seeing just 36% of the ball throughout the game, France recorded more than double the amount of total shots Belgium had (19 to nine), with the match living up to the billing of it being an exceptionally tight and nervous affair, but the goals failed to flow.

With France booking their place in the final, it is now left to one of England or Croatia to win their semi-final and book a place in the showpiece event. With this in mind, France have become odds-on favourites to win the competition, with Ladbrokes giving them odds of 4/6. England are second favourites at 5/2, while Croatia are 5/1 with the same bookmaker. 

The final will at least see the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, and they will be joined by either players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, or Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.

Can France follow up their win over Belgium by defeating one of England or Croatia?

Ladbrokes - World Cup Winner betting odds:

France - 4/6England - 5/2Croatia - 5/1
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           Coach Didier Deschamps hails players as France head to 2018 World Cup final       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header leaves Belgium behind and sends the French into the final
          Watch: France fans delighted as Les Bleus reach final       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Twenty years after clinching their last FIFA World Cup final on home soil, France are dreaming of emulating that success after they defeated Belgium 1-0 to reach the 2018 World Cup final. Samuel Umtiti's header on 51 minutes was enough to see the Les Bleus overcome Belgium's talented squad.  France have now reached the final three times in the past six editions, winning once, in 1998, and losing the other one in 2006.  They will meet either England or Croatia in Sunday's final.  Times of Malta was at Spinola, St Julian's where an impressive number of fans watched the first semi-final of this World Cup and spoke to a number of them after the final whistle. Have any videos to share from World Cup 2018? Send an email to mynews@timesofmalta.com.
          World Cup 2018: France sees off Belgium on Samuel Umtiti header      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After falling in the Euro 2016 final on home soil, France will aim to go one better in Russia and emulate the successful squad of 1998.


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The superhero joined Queens Of The Stone Age during their Rock Werchter set

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Josh Homme invited Spiderman onstage as Queens Of The Stone Age performed at Belgium’s Rock Werchter Festival this weekend (July 5). The Californian rock group appeared on the first day of the festival, taking to the Main Stage ahead of Gorillaz‘s headline set. Spotting a fan dressed as the superhero in the crowd, Homme dedicated […]

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           Franciaország az első vb-döntős!       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Két betonvédelem találkozott szembe, és egyetlen megingást kihasználva a franciák jutottak a vb-döntőbe. Franciaország-Belgium 1-0
          Pogba urges France to avenge Euros defeat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Paul Pogba has urged France not to let an opportunity to win the World Cup pass as Les Bleus booked their place in Sunday’s showpiece with a 1-0 win over Belgium. Pogba, 25, was instrumental in the semi-final win in St Petersburg, as Samuel Umtiti’s goal in the 51st minute put the 1998 champions in […]

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          France 1-0 Belgium: Umtiti nods Les Bleus into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

France reached their third World Cup final on Tuesday evening as they edged past Belgium 1-0 at the Krestovsky Stadium. A solitary strike from Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute of the game was enough for Didier Deschamps’ men to squeeze past their European rivals and set up clash with either England or Croatia in […]

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          Lovren slams suggestion of Kane fear      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dejan Lovren hit out at the suggestion he could be scared of facing Harry Kane when Croatia take on England in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions meet Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium for the right to take on France in the final, after their 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday. Kane, who still […]

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          Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Lloris      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France were concerned about Belgium’s ability at set pieces but instead scored themselves from a corner to book a place in the World Cup final in an ironic twist, said captain Hugo Lloris after Tuesday's 1-0 win.

          Belgium's Martinez says disappointed team must try to finish third      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium paid the price for failing to take their chances against France but will now have to shake off their disappointment and focus on finishing third at the World Cup, their coach Roberto Martinez said after his team's defeat in the semi-final.

          So near... Frustrated Belgium rues what might have been      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgians tasted bitterness in their beer on Tuesday after their dreams of a first World Cup final were ended by the narrowest of margins by their bigger French neighbors.

          PM Roundup: Victoria Justice; Cristiano Ronaldo To Juventus; France Beats Belgium, Moves To World Cup Final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Victoria Justice, Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, France beats Belgium to secure spot in World Cup final.
          Final Fling: France rolls Belgium & Ronaldo's relocation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In today's episode, hosts Emile Donovan and Max Towle welcome back Football Fern Sarah Gregorius, and after weeks of pleading, Producer Zen is allowed into the studio to pontificate about France's 1-0 win over Belgium, to preview England vs Croatia, and to recap the transfer of the summer - Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
          Midday Sports News for 11 July 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti's second half header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-nil win over Belgium in the first semi-final in St Petersburg.
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          World Cup catch-up: Umtiti scores as France reach final & Drake and Timberlake back England      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Watch all the best action from match day 22 of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as France defeat Belgium to make their third World Cup final in 20 years and international music stars back England to go all the way.
          World Cup catch-up: Umtiti scores as France reach final & Drake and Timberlake back England      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Watch all the best action from match day 22 of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as France defeat Belgium to make their third World Cup final in 20 years and international music stars back England to go all the way.
          Elsőként Franciaország jutott be a foci-világbajnokság döntőjébe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hatalmas küzdelemben a francia válogatott felülmúlta Belgiumot az oroszországi labdarúgó-világbajnokság első elődöntőjében, ezzel 2006 után ismét bejutott a fináléba. - Blikk - bulvár hírek
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          Franciaország–Belgium 1-0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament. Again.

With Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard in fantastic form creating chances for themselves and Romelu Lukaku up front, Vincent Kompany fit again at the heart of the defense and Thibaut Courtois standing tall in goal, these Red Devils racked up more goals than any other team in the World Cup. Through five matches, it looked as if they could finally deliver on their promise.

But with their King Philippe watching from the stands, there was to be no coronation.

After reaching the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1986, Roberto Martinez's talent-packed team lost 1-0 to France on Tuesday at St. Petersburg Stadium on a Samuel Umtiti second-half header from a corner kick.

"Damn set piece, that's all I can say," Kompany said.

A Belgium team featuring many of the same stars lost 1-0 to Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinal four years ago and then was shocked 3-1 by Wales in the European Championship quarterfinals two years ago.

Even through the first 30 minutes in St. Petersburg, this side had looked different, carving out chances and containing France's counterattacks.

"We had more chances today, we had more control of the match," Kompany said. "We weren't in control two years ago against Argentina."

But the potent Belgian attack gradually faded as France's rock-solid defense handed Belgium its first shutout of the tournament.

Instead of playing Sunday in Moscow for its first World Cup, Belgium will be back in St. Petersburg on Saturday, playing in the third-place match and wondering if its championship window has closed.

Belgium's beaten players did not want to talk about the end of an era — not with stars like 27-year-old De Bruyne, 26-year-old Courtois and 25-year-old Lukaku in the team and more coming through the youth ranks.

"Generations. Who talks about generations?" De Bruyne said. "We are a small country. We can be very happy and lucky that we can have the team what we have. We don't have the resources, the infrastructure, the money that other countries have. What we have is a really good team that performed really well."

The last time a Belgium team got this far at the World Cup, it lost 2-0 to Argentina at the 1986 tournament in Mexico. A pair of Diego Maradona second-half goals sank Belgium that day.

Long considered the a lesser footballing nation than its neighbor the Netherlands — whose orange-clad teams have reached three World Cup finals and lost them all — this Belgium team has at least dispelled the Dutch shadow.

Kompany, an injury-prone 32-year-old who may well have played his last World Cup in Russia, believes that, despite the loss, the class of 2018 has done his nation a favor.

"Generations come and go," Kompany said. "For Belgian football I think eventually there will still be an opportunity to do well. It allows the country to be more ambitious and believe in its own talent. So maybe for the future we've still done something good for Belgian football."

Martinez didn't talk about the end of an era, but he was already looking to the future after the match.

"As it happens in any big tournament, you need to look at the younger generations and try to become stronger," he said. "From tournament to tournament, that's the drive and the ambition."

Belgium was left Tuesday still clinging to the elusive ambition of reaching a first World Cup final.

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Belgium's Vincent Kompany, left, and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leave the field after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku reacts after missing a scoring chance during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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Belgium's Jan Vertonghen stands during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates past Belgium's Romelu Lukaku at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. France won 1-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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          Didier Deschamps says France can ‘write the most beautiful page’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
• World Cup final gives France chance to atone for Euro 2016
• ‘I’m here to write a new page in history,’ says manager

France’s run to the World Cup final presents an opportunity to erase the pain of Euro 2016, according to Didier Deschamps, who believes his players can write “the most beautiful page” in the football history of their country when they face England or Croatia on Sunday.

Deschamps was in charge when France, favoured to win their home tournament, fell at the final hurdle against Portugal. After his side overcame Belgium to earn their shot at a second world title he explained the experience made their present achievement feel even sweeter.

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          France fans celebrate in Paris after side reaches the World Cup final – video      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

These were the scenes in Paris as France confirmed their place in the World Cup final. Samuel Umtiti's goal was enough to win the tie for Les Bleus as they beat Roberto Martínez's Belgium side. Hundreds of fans packed the streets of Paris to celebrate, setting off flares and fireworks outside the Champs Élysées

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          Hatalmasat bakizott Lipcsei Betta az M1-en      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ma este kezdődnek a futball világbajnokság elődöntői, ahol először Franciaország játszik Belgium ellen. Nos, legalábbis a hivatalos kiírás szerint, az M1 híradósai másképp gondolták.
          World Cup 2018: France football victory ends in tear gas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Crowds in Paris became rowdy during celebrations of France's World Cup victory against Belgium.
          France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006.

Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals.

The French danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 but had been hoping to eliminate his native country as Belgium's assistant coach.

France's fans sang in the stands long past the end of the match, surrounded by yellow-clad security.

They certainly hope to keep the party going on Sunday in the final in Moscow. France will face either Croatia or England, who play Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital.

"Vive la France! Vive la Republique!" France forward Antoine Griezmann shouted during the post-match celebrations.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a great save in each half, denying the potent Belgian attack of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku the chance to advance the country to its first major final. Belgium reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016 but has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations.

The world now gets to see France's luxury squad, collectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final.

Two years ago at home, the French surprisingly lost to Portugal 1-0 in the Euro 2016 title match. In 2006, they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Italy in a World Cup final that was overshadowed by Zidane headbutting opposing player Marco Materazzi in the chest in extra time. Zidane was sent off in what was his final match.

In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France took the lead from a corner. Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to knock in his header at the near post.

"It's me that scored," Umtiti said, "but we all delivered a big game."

Up in the corporate seats, French President Emmanuel Macron reacted to the goal by shaking the hand of King Philippe of Belgium as FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched on between them.

The goal capped an impressive display by Umtiti, who helped to shut out the most productive attack in the World Cup with 14 goals, and meant three defenders have now scored on France's route to the final. Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane scored in previous matches.

In search of the equalizer, Belgium repeatedly sent over crosses from both wings but Umtiti and Varane, both center backs, used their bodies cleverly to hold off Fellaini and Lukaku. Varane, in particular, was outstanding.

France coach Didier Deschamps has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having so many stars in his squad, but the organization of the team was superb and Belgium was largely restricted to only minor chances that were kept out by the flying Lloris.

Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after Germany great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo. As France captain, Deschamps won soccer's most prized trophy in 1998.

With Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar no longer in Russia, Eden Hazard and Mbappe have taken over as the stars of the World Cup and there was a buzz every time either got the ball.

Yet while Hazard — Belgium's captain — faded after a strong opening 30 minutes, Mbappe was a constant threat. His first touch was after 10 seconds and, after receiving the ball on the right wing, he sped past Jan Vertonghen and then Mousa Dembele in a thrilling run.

At 19, Mbappe wasn't even born when France won the World Cup for the first and only time with a squad that is just as diverse as the one Deschamps is leading 20 years later.

Lloris is the captain and he played a key role against Belgium, diving to his right midway through the first half to claw away Toby Alderweireld's shot and then getting in front of Lukaku to punch away one of substitute Dries Mertens' many crosses.

"Unfortunately for us, the difference is just a dead-ball situation, a set play," Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said. "The game was, as you can imagine, very close, very tight, and it was going to be decided (on) maybe the one that it could find that final touch in the box."

Instead of a trip to Moscow, Belgium will return to St. Petersburg for the third-place match.

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IN THE STANDS

Along with the French and Gabonese presidents and the king and queen of Belgium, there was rock 'n' roll royalty watching the game.

Mick Jagger was one of the many famous faces in the stands at St. Petersburg Stadium. The Rolling Stones frontman is a big soccer fan, having attended the World Cup final in Brazil in 2014 as well as many England games.

Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, who is the partner of France defender Adil Rami, also was present.

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          WORLD CUP: France edges Belgium to book place in final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia >> France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006.

Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals.


          World Cup 2018: Faransa, Belgium, da Ingila 'na rawa da bazar 'yan ci-rani'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tawagar uku daga cikin kasashe hudu da suka rage a gasar cin kofin duniya sun kunshi 'ya'yan ci-ranin Afirka da dama.
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Kasashen Faransa da Belgium sun fafata sau 74 a wasanni daban-daban a tarihi.
          Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France began dreaming of World Cup glory after a two-decade wait after Les Bleus on Tuesday defeated Belgium to reach the final, unleashing a wave of soccer euphoria across the country.

          Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Lloris      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France were concerned about Belgium’s ability at set pieces but instead scored themselves from a corner to book a place in the World Cup final in an ironic twist, said captain Hugo Lloris after Tuesday's 1-0 win.

          Belgium's Martinez says disappointed team must try to finish third      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium paid the price for failing to take their chances against France but will now have to shake off their disappointment and focus on finishing third at the World Cup, their coach Roberto Martinez said after his team's defeat in the semi-final.

          So near... Frustrated Belgium rues what might have been      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgians tasted bitterness in their beer on Tuesday after their dreams of a first World Cup final were ended by the narrowest of margins by their bigger French neighbors.

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France coach Didier Deschamps heaped praise on his players after they reached the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday, saying the lost final at Euro 2016 was still on his mind.

          Did Belgium waste its 'golden generation' with 2 unfit managers?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Miután a keddi elődöntőn Franciaország simán verte Belgiumot, és ezzel bejutottak a világbajnokság döntőjébe, a fotók alapján meglehetősen nagy ünneplés indult a Diadalív környékén.


          Comment on Why England’s World Cup run could be set to benefit NUFC massively by Eric Sykes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<blockquote cite="comment-643149"> <strong><a href="#comment-643149" rel="nofollow">GlosMag</a></strong>: Belgium classic group of individuals less than the sum of their parts. Thats in no small way down to having a limited manager like Martinez France worthy of their win and muchmore of a team. Kudos to Deschamps for pulling a bunch of self obsessed, facile tarts like Pogba into a team. Was kinda hoping Belgium would win from an England pov as I think we’d struggle more against France.. still a small matter of Croatia first. Going back to the subject of this blog it shows the benefit of a good quality manager like Benitez who has Newcastle far more than the sum of their parts </blockquote> Glosmag: what are the chances of a self obsessed, facile tart like Mourinho making a go of it with a self obsessed, facile tart like Pogba next year. Something has to give. Not sure if Jose is facile, but he certainly is a tart.
          Comment on Why England’s World Cup run could be set to benefit NUFC massively by GlosMag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium classic group of individuals less than the sum of their parts. Thats in no small way down to having a limited manager like Martinez France worthy of their win and much more of a team. Kudos to Deschamps for pulling a bunch of self obsessed, facile tarts like Pogba into a team. Was kinda hoping Belgium would win from an England pov as I think we'd struggle more against France.. still a small matter of Croatia first. Going back to the subject of this blog it shows the benefit of a good quality manager like Benitez who has Newcastle far more than the sum of their parts
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France 1-0 Belgium (WORLD CUP 2018 – SEMI FINAL) maç özeti ve gollerini alttaki videoda izleyebilirsiniz. 10-07-2018 tarihinde 2018 Dünya Kupası mücadelesinde oynanan maç France 1-0 Belgium (WORLD CUP 2018 – SEMI FINAL) olarak sona erdi. 2018 Dünya Kupası maç özetlerini her zaman sitemizde izleyebilirsiniz.
          World Cup 2018: Bitter Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says France played ‘anti-football’ during 1-0 semi-final win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BITTER Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has blasted France and their “anti-football”. The Chelsea stopper was clearly upset with the way Les Bleus played during the 1-0 semi-final win. Belgium had 64 per cent of the possession as Didier Deschamps men sat back and looked to hit them on the counter. Samuel Umtiti scored the only […]
          Thirty wounded in Nice as terrified crowd watching France vs Belgium World Cup flee after mistaking firecrackers for gunfire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AT least 30 people were injured tonight when crowds watching the World Cup clash between France and Belgium were sent fleeing – after mistaking firecrackers for gun shots. A stampede broke out as football fans gathered in central Nice to watch the semi-final in the coastal French town. Just moments before the final whistle that […]
          Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France advances to World Cup final for first time since 2006 with 1-0 win over Belgium.
          Alexi Lalas, Kelly Smith discuss France's 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium | 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Today      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Alexi Lalas, Kelly Smith discuss France's 1-0 win.
          Ian Joy explains why he was surprised by France's performance against Belgium on Tuesday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ian Joy talks soccer.
          Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Paul Pogba dedicated France's World Cup semi-final win against Belgium to the 12 boys who survived a harrowing ordeal trapped underground in Thailand.
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CR7-web-thumbWhoever is in charge of the AS Roma Twitter account deserves a raise. Today’s headline has been dominated by tonight’s World Cup semi-final match between Belgium and France (described as ‘A derby between pals’) and Cristiano Ronaldo’s €112 million (£99.2 million) move to Serie A giants Juventus. As the Real Madrid talisman bids a fond ...
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I certainly wasn’t cheering for Belgium when they went against Brazil but once that ended badly I was convinced Belgium were the stronger team and a deserving finalist. In fact, I even entertained thoughts of the end of the so called beautiful game. Brazil’s finesse and ball control was no match for the strong, physical […]
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Our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of kidnapped natives from various countries were displayed.

When Donald Trump recently accused “illegal immigrants” of wanting to “pour into and infest our country,” there was an immediate outcry. After all, that verb, infest, had been used by the Nazis as a way of dehumanizing Jews and communists as rats, vermin, or insects that needed to be eradicated.

Nobody, however, should have been surprised. The president has a long history of excoriating people of color as animal-like. In 1989, for instance, reacting to the rape of a white woman in New York’s Central Park, he took out full-page ads in four of the city’s major papers (total cost: $85,000) calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty and decrying “roving bands of wild criminals roaming our streets.” He was, of course, referring to the five black and Latino youngsters accused of that crime for which they were convicted -- and, 10 years late, exonerated when a serial rapist and murderer finally confessed.

Trump never apologized for his rush to judgment or his hate-filled opinions, which eventually became the template for his attacks on immigrants during the 2016 election campaign and for his presidency. He has declared many times that some people aren’t actually human beings at all but animals, pointing, in particular, to MS-13 gang members. At a rally in Tennessee at the end of May, he doubled down on this sort of invective, goading a frenzied crowd to enthusiastically shout that word -- “Animals!” -- back. In that way, he made those present accomplices to his bigotry. Nor are his insults and racial tirades mere rhetorical flourishes. They’ve had quite real consequences. It’s enough to look at the cages where undocumented children separated from their families at or near the U.S.-Mexico border have been held as if they were indeed animals -- reporters and others regularly described one of those detention areas as being like a “zoo” or a “kennel” -- not to mention their parents who are also trapped behind wire barriers, even if arousing far less attention and protest.

A History of Caged Humans

All the president’s furious contemporary rants and rallies, along with those cages and detainee centers, have certainly brought Nazism to mind for some, but it might be more illuminating to think of them as echoing an earlier moment in history when comparing dark-skinned humans to animals would hardly have caused a stir.  It would have been considered part of normal discourse, in both Europe and the United States.

Indeed, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, millions of Europeans and Americans considered it perfectly natural to treat certain members of our species quite literally as if they were beasts. They were unfazed, so the historical record suggests, by the idea of seeing such “animals,” such oddities, displayed in literal zoo cages at boisterous public events. It may now be hard to believe, but our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of natives kidnapped from Asia, Africa, and Latin America were exposed to scrutiny, curiosity, and derision, as well as, sometimes, undergoing scientific experimentation.

Today, such mindboggling violations of human rights have almost entirely vanished from public memory. I had only vaguely heard of human zoos myself, before I became obsessed with them when research for my latest novel, Darwin’s Ghosts, led me into the world of human menageries. I discovered that the phenomenon had been launched in the most modest of ways.

One hundred and seventy years ago -- 1848, a year of revolutions across the globe -- a Hamburg fishmonger, Claus Hagenbeck, decided to charge customers to take a peek at some Arctic seals swimming in a large tub in the backyard of his house. Soon enough, that first timid entrepreneurial step developed into a highly lucrative family business exhibiting wild animals, while feeding growing demands for wondrous beasts to populate circuses and fill the private collections of monarchs and other wealthy individuals.

In the end, animals were not enough. By the early 1870s, in conjunction with the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris and American impresarios like P.T. Barnum, the Hagenbeck family started dabbling in displaying “savages” from the farthest corners of the planet. The first victims of this desire to bring exemplars from the rest of humanity to viewers in the West were Laplanders, displayed in a setting meant to look like one of their villages. (A similar urge gave birth to the dioramas that soon began to flourish at museums of natural history.)

That first exhibition in Hamburg of “the little men and women” of Lapland proved so sensational -- tours were organized to Berlin, Leipzig, and other German cities -- that the desire to see more “primitive” humans soon became insatiable. Scavengers who had previously specialized in locating and bringing African and Asian wildlife to Europe and the United States were now instructed to be on the lookout for similarly exotic human wildlife. They should not be, it was quickly stipulated, so monstrous as to disgust audiences, but neither should they be so beautiful as to cease to be bizarre.

The Laplanders were followed by a multitude of indigenous inhabitants of the planet forcibly removed from their habitats: Eskimos, Cingalese, Kalmuks, Somalis, Ethiopians, Bedouins, Nubians from the Upper Nile, aboriginal Australians, Zulu warriors, Mapuche Indians, Andaman Islanders from the South Pacific, head-hunters from Borneo. The list went on and on, as those human zoos spread from Germany to France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the United States, all of which -- what a coincidence! -- just happened to be the globe’s imperial powers of that era.

Representatives of ethnic groups from all over the planet soon became an expectable feature of then-popular World’s Fair pavilions. Besides providing entertainment for the whole family -- they might be thought of as that moment’s equivalents of reality TV shows -- those exhibitions were proclaimed “educational” experiences by the enterprises cashing in on them. Such tableaus of “prehistoric” people offered a way for affluent visitors to gawk at and be amazed by the bizarre habits of the bizarre inhabitants of the faraway lands that their countries were incorporating with great violence into “civilization” via colonial dominion. In fact, that violence was such that some of the native populations on display, like diverse groups of Patagons from Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Latin America, were already then on the verge of becoming extinct. One of the draws of seeing living specimens of those strange men, women, and children was to do so before their last remnants, along with their languages and their cultures, disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Even if you were among the millions of Americans and Europeans who couldn’t personally visit such folk displays, ethnic villages, and human zoos, you could still inexpensively and vicariously experience those exotic others. The images of the captives -- who, of course, had been photographed without their consent -- were commercialized on an industrial scale. The postcards upon which their faces and bodies were flaunted soon became an everyday feature of domestic life, one more way that the human zoo was normalized, whitewashed, and sent into the home with barely a thought about the horrors, the suffering being visited on those captives or how their children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends, left behind, were dealing with the trauma of having their loved ones torn from their midst.

Nor were such acts repudiated by the most illustrious members of those “advanced” societies. Quite the opposite, many of the abductions had been financed by scientific institutions eager to discover how such specimens might fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution. Their research, in turn, was backed by government officials more than ready to show their respect and support for scholars looking into the origins of humanity. Were those Africans and South Americans entirely human or did they constitute missing links in the great chain of beings that became our species? Eminent naturalists and doctors debated just such matters, gave lectures on them, wrote treatises about them, and (in what then passed for scientific experimentation) poked at or into the bodies of those who had made the mistake of being born far from the so-called civilized world.

The Ota Bengas of Today

Today, of course, human zoos and the medical experiments on live human beings that went with them are inconceivable. The consciousness of humanity, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. 70 years ago, has made such practices disgraceful and intolerable. Who today could stomach the fate of Ota Benga, a pygmy from the Congo who was housed with the primates at New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1906 and committed suicide a decade later when he realized that he would never be able to return to his native land? Who among us would bring their children to gape at “missing links” like Thai dwarfs, Amazonian Indians, or Sudanese villagers as if they were freaks of nature, not human beings?

Unfortunately, congratulations are not (yet) in order, given how often the same racist impulses resurface today, and not only in the president’s intemperate diatribes equating humans and animals (none of which have so far provoked indignation in most of his followers). A similar dehumanization of strangers with darker faces and skins appears to animate current anti-immigrant sentiments in many lands, a desire to escape “infestation” from abroad and maintain mythical versions of racial purity and national identity. Are we really that removed from the spectators who watched their fellow humans abused in zoo-like conditions a century or so ago without blinking or being disturbed?

In retrospect, what’s most sobering about the human zoos of an earlier time is how oblivious those who participated in such degrading spectacles were to the crimes being committed before their eyes. Many of them would have judged themselves decent, enlightened citizens, shining advocates of progress, science, and freedom. And yet, in Berlin in 1882, the police had to be called in to quell a riot by visitors to an exhibition of 11 Kaweshkar natives abducted from Tierra del Fuego. Thousands of customers, having imbibed copious gallons of beer, began to stone the hostages, demanding that they mate in public. Or consider the fate of two female Kaweshkar whose sexual organs, after they died in captivity, were carved from their dead bodies and sent to be examined by a prominent German researcher interested in discovering how such creatures might be distinct from European women.

So many decades later, it’s easy enough to condemn such offenses. More difficult and painful is to ask what injustices are happening now that we take to be as normal as human zoos (or the disempowerment of women and child slavery) were just a few generations ago. Is it the thoughtless annihilation of immeasurable species, the plundering of nature, the loss of wisdom stored for millennia by ethnic groups that are fast disappearing? Is it the punitive incarceration of millions, so many lives wasted? Is it our incredibly counterproductive “war on drugs” that unnecessarily ravages cities, nations, and lives? Or our inability to rid ourselves of the plague of nuclear proliferation, the brutality of widespread hunger, America’s endless wars, the detention centers for immigrants and their children in this country, the spectacle of undocumented minors shut up in cages and crying for their parents, or the overflowing refugee camps elsewhere in the world? And what of so many children displaced in their war-torn lands or incarcerated in poverty? Where is the indignation about them? Who marches to have them released from their structural captivity? And who even noticed the 10,000 children murdered or maimed in armed conflicts in 2017 alone, deaths invisible to us if you didn’t happen to catch a brief news item quickly forgotten?

In reality, those human zoos of the not-so-distant past pose a terrifying question for us: What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future? How, they will wonder, could their ancestors have been so blind as to condone such transgressions against humaneness and humanity?

 

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia >> They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title.

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          The Global Reach Of Gabonese Afro-Zouk Singer Oliver N'goma's Song "Adia" (sound file and selected comments)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series that showcases the song "Adia" performed by Gabonese (Central Africa) Afro-Zouk singer and composer Oliver N'goma (also given as Oliver Ngoma).

Part II showcases a sound file of Oliver N'goma performing "Adia" and presents selected comments from that sound file's discussion thread, with a particular focus on comments from a number of African nations as well as comments from some other nations worldwide.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/07/gabonese-singer-oliver-ngoma-adia-part.html for Part I of this series . Part II presents information about Gabon and information about Oliver N'goma. Part I of this series also showcase a sound file of the song as well as three versions of this song's lyrics (in its original language from Gabon+ French; in English, and in French).

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The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Oliver N'goma for his musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post. And thanks to the producer of this video and thanks to the publisher of this song file on YouTube.

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SHOWCASE EXAMPLE: Oliver Ngoma...ADIA



jennithony, Published on Apr 19, 2008

4,065,894 total # of views [as of July 10, 20181; 12:51 AM EDT]

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS SOUND FILE'S DISCUSSION THREAD
Most of these selected comments identify the nation that the commenter is in or is from.

These comments are given in relative chronological order, except for replies. English translations by Google Translates are given under comments. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

This compilation doesn't include all of the comments from that discussion thread which identified a geographical place. However, after reading that entire discussion thread to date, I attempted to include at least one comment from every nation that was cited. My apologies if I inadvertently omitted a nation that was cited in that discussion.

1. asadraza5367, 2009
"I remember this song, when i was living in the Caribbean from 1999-2001. It was played a lot at the dance clubs there, along with his other songs like Fely and Bane."

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2. Linje Manyozo
"i remember one radio dj playing this song often on radio mbc in malawi. very popular..and ngoma sounds like a malawian name anyway.."

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3. dorlika, 2010
"this is pure african musique you feel the heart of africa by listening to this , i remember i was very young when this came out but it still rock , every single country of africa knows this song"

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4. Domsta333, 2010
"RIP RIP RIP Olivier Ngoma! King of African Zouk!"

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5. Aminah K., 2010
"ça me rappelle mon pays, le Sénégal!!!! Okhooooooo!!!!"
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"it reminds me of my country, Senegal !!!! Okhooooooo !!!!"

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6. charleslester assoumou, 2010
"Que de bons souvenirs , quelle musique, un salut a partir de Montréal, Québec, Canada"
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"What good memories, what music, a salute from Montreal, Quebec, Canada "

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7. ibara gaston, 2010
"congolese people respect you , forever in our mind , one of the big left us rest in peace ibaragaston from paris"

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8. TheDarinelo, 2010
"Angolan peaple cry for you oliver ngoma R.I.P"

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9. monace Productions, 2010
"im from mz.. and im telling you it is still a hit here =)
i love this guy"
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“mz”= probably Mozambique

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10. cturiel, 2010
"Quel perte pour la musique africaine, puisses tu seulement reposer en paix l'ami ! Au paradis des musiciens ou tu te trouves maintenant tu nous as fait vibrer au son de ton afro zook tellement international. Cela fait plaisir de voir tous ces messages de condoléances affluer de partout dans le monde et cela prouve si il en était besoin que ton sound à su transcender les frontières...et les couleurs de peau !!! Pour sûr les enfants auront droit à Bane et Adia en boucle ce soir à la case :-) !!!"
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"What a loss for African music, can you only rest in peace the friend! In the paradise of the musicians where you are now you made us vibrate to the sound of your afro zook so international. It is nice to see all these messages of condolence pouring in from all over the world and that proves if it was necessary that your sound knew to transcend the borders ... and the colors of skin !!! For sure the children will be entitled to Bane and Adia loop this evening to the box :-)!"

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11. Daryl Richardson, 2010
"in the caribbean too, we love us some Oliver N' gouma"

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12. TimF, 2011
"I was clueless of his passing away. His video accidently popped out of a query I was conducting. Being one of his countless endearing fans, I went on to play the video miles away from expecting the awful news that was about to leave me speechless. When one resides within the U.S., one's completely shut off from the outside world!
Thankfully he left us with a cluster of perennial masterpieces and a beautiful voice that will never cease to marvel us. May GOD welcome him with open arms!!"

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13. Gaira Alhadi, 2011
"Noli, you went too soon, but God knows best and may light perpetual shine upon you...Your music will live on forever, Love from Sierra Leone."
-snip-
"Noli" is Oliver N'goma's nickname.

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14. eliott jonath, 2011
"olivier ngoma est le plus celebre artist d'afro zouk pour les mauriciens! repose en paix!!"
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"olivier ngoma is the most famous Afro zouk artist for the Mauritians! rest in peace!!"

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15. Al-Jean J. Sauray, 2012
"Nice, the beat reminds me of the Konpa from Haiti and Martinique -- Nice, Love it1"

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16. Willy E. Victoria Ramírez, 2012
"I like this song, great music. I am listen from dominican republic. Me gusta esta cancion, gran musica. estoy escuchando desde republica dominicana."
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Spanish to English translation : "Me gusta esta cancion, gran musica. estoy escuchando desde republica dominicana" = "I like this song, great music. I'm listening from the Dominican Republic."

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17. JOHNWISLY OFFICIAL, 2012
"I like this song it makes me go crassy wisly am listening it in Belgium [ ik vind de lied heel heel super
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Dutch to English translation = "ik vind de lied heel heel super" = "I find the song very whole"

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18. Alix, 2012
"that afro music that some of us youngn's grew up hearing :) (SOUTH AFRICA)"

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19. Patra Okelo, 2012
"im 2o years old from sudan grew up in nairobi kenya and i listened to tjis song every tuesday it never missed the countdow it feel like im hearing it for the first time.....i love love this one..."

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20. gyler972, 2013
"Je suis antillaise et j'ai dansé et vibré sur les sons de ce grand Monsieur à la voix pleine de sensibilité.J'avoue apprécié d'avantage l'afro zouk (Monique Séka etc...)au zouk purement antillais.INOUBLIABLE! Oliver ngoma.Paix à son âme.Merci pour les émotions qu'il nous a donner."

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21. gyler972, 2013
"I am West Indian and I danced and vibrated on the sounds of this great gentleman with a voice full of sensitivity. I have enjoyed more afro zouk (Monique Séka etc ...) zouk purely antillais.INOUBLIABLE! Oliver ngoma.Peace to his soul.Thanks for the emotions he gave us."

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22. Anibal DaSilva, 2013
"Noli, we Cape Vedeans love you. Rest in Peace!
Paz a tua alma!"
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Portuguese to English translation: "Paz a tua alma!" = "Peace to your soul!"

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23. MrKoolvictor, 2013
"Manu Lima a Capeverdian producer helped with the tracks. Great music. viva Afrika"

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24. sami guelawe Palm, 2013
"la musique africaine en general te donne la chaire de poule. comme un sage à tes cotés. très éducative en general la musique afrique; on se diverti mais éducative. Le journalisme africain est notre musique. Très sociale e éducative. chaque matin, nous écoutons nos journaux à travers ces chanteurs qui nous donnent beaucoup. Bref d'enchainer avec les media et journaux."
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"African music in general gives you goose bumps. like a wise man by your side. very educational in general music africa; we are entertained but educative. African journalism is our music. Very social and educational. every morning we listen to our newspapers through these singers who give us a lot. In short to chain with the media and newspapers."

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25. Richardson Mzaidume, 2013
"It's unfortunate that he passed away without having seen him perform live. I'd have paid whatever amount. African politics also revolve around colonial times. As result, us from Anglophone Africa know very little about musicians from Francophone Countries. It's sad but true. Gone too soon!!"

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26. peace kazungu, 2013
"Rip Ngoma now i talk on behalf of Ugandans even though we don't understand the mean ,but the music so good it sounds ."
-snip-
"Rip" = "Rest in peace"

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27. kevin wamaya, 2013
"mad respect from KENYA!! my father loved this song so much. it reminds me of the good times we had together"
-snip-
"Mad respect" = an African American Vernacular English phrase meaning "lots of respect"

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28. joseph mcgill, 2014
"I'm Liberian and a huge zouk fan and noli is my all time zouk favorite. His voice and rhythm gives you an indescribable feeling. Rip noli you sure are missed"

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29. SuperPeace1970, 2014
"i have no idea what he is saying, however this music is soothing to my soul!! Loving this....from the U.S. Virgin Islands"

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30. James Gitonga, 2014
"Wish i could turn back the hands of time.Gone are the days.RIP Oliver.
Kenyan in Krefeld,Germany."

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31. Tim Harvey, 2014
"I just feel exactly the same! I'm in Germany too"

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32. elisabeth tenberge, 2014
"we from Surinam (South America) also knew his songs.
oh man what a rhythm"

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33. Arturo, 2014
"wwwooooowww que riiiitmo. Supremo. Para bailar y bailar sin parar"
-snip-
Spanish to English translation: "wwwooooowww what riiiitmo. Supreme." = "Wow. What rhythm Supreme. To dance and dance without stopping"

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34. essenamism
"Cette chanson me rappelle mon enfance au Togo. Je ne peux pas cesser de verser des larmes quand j écouté cette chanson et c est pour cette raison que j écouté rarement cette chanson aujourd'hui . Cette chanson me rappelle les amis d enfance et les rues de Lomé . Tout a changé . Les rues ne sont plus les même . Les amis sont tous mort ou à l étrange ou très pauvre."
-snip-
"This song reminds me of my childhood in Togo. I can not stop shedding tears when I listened to this song and that is why I rarely listened to this song today. This song reminds me of childhood friends and the streets of Lome. Everything changed . The streets are not the same anymore. Friends are all dead or strange or very poor."

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35. SuperCapuka, 2014
"Boy i was 5 when i used to stay up till 5 am when we had party's at home, and this song remembers me of those days, life in Europe wasnt great but everyone was happy! We didn't had much but we shared among us Africans look at how we are separated now due to litle money! R.I.P Oliver N'Gomma, great songs!"

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36. Marcos Bile by nze. 2015
"Mi infancia en Gabón"
-snip-
"My childhood in Gabon"

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37. Nature Isle, 2015
"ahhh memories!!! Oliver's songs always brings me to tears.these good old days will never come back!!"

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38. embe1, 2015
"Thanks so much! Listened to him as a small boy, didn't know he was from Gabon until right this minute. Always thought he was from Cameroon."

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39. Léon-Paul BOUNOMBAR, 2015
"je saivas connu Oliver Ngoma dans les années 1977 en classe de 4éme au Lycée Technique National O. Bongo à Libreville. Des années plus tard, j'apprendrai qu'il serait devenu un célèbre musicien. Que son corps repose en paix dans les profondeurs du néant."
-snip-
"I knew Oliver Ngoma in 1977 in 4th class at the O. Bongo National Technical High School in Libreville. Years later, I will learn that he would become a famous musician. May his body rest in peace in the depths of nothingness."

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40. Lil Mal, 2015
"forget Redsun and the likes.. now this is what i call muuussiiiiiic!!! a kenyan in the UK"

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41. MySt Justin, 2016
"Nice music make me remember 90s in librevile lovely city"
-snip-
Libreville is the capitol of Gabon.

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42. Appiah Eric, 2016
"I'm Ghanaian but I like Adia, a song by Oliver Ngoma"

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43. yashouberry, 2016
"Mauritius? someone? ok im alone,,"

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44. lapologang semong, 2016
"Am from Botswana and i love this song very much ,true african music.."

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45. Bravia muyakane, 2016
"From Nairobi Kenya, Is all about Originality and not faking. I love this piece."

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46. EL MIMOUNI Abla, 2016
"I am from Morocco and I love this music which make me feel extra happy, dancing like nobody watching ;)"

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47. henrietta swen, 2016
"I 'm from Liberia, this song make me think on so many things during our civil war."

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48. Ettie Manjo, 2017
"Hello, my family is from Liberia, but I was born in America. I know it was hard back then auntie, but thankfully Liberia is getting better now. My father used to play this song allllll the time, I basically grew up listening to Oliver Ngoma."

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49. Tawanda Chakupeta, 2016
"I'm a zimbo this music is good"
-snip-
My guess is that "Zimbo" means "Zimbabwe; "a person from Zimbabwe".

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50. Ghuma Bama, 2016
"when i hear this Song i remenber my wonderfull childhood in Angola:) granda queta. ..😎"

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51. loise mbaye, 2016
"am loise from kenya this song is awesome even if i dont understand the words it makes me feel so relaxed"

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52. Gaelle M, 2016
"Mon enfance à Saint-Martin! jusqu'à mtn je l'entends. Une belle étoile qui nous a laissé de merveilleuses chansons qu'on n'oubliera jamais! R.I.P grand Monsieur"
-snip-
"My childhood in Saint-Martin! until I hear it. A beautiful star who has left us wonderful songs we will never forget! R.I.P tall gentleman"

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53. Katongole Paulinho II, 2016
"anyone from Uganda here??"

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54. Roland Ainembabazi, 2016
"+Katongole Paulinho II Here iam.. i love the song so much, it just reminds me of how Wonderful African classics are, and above all of how African music is real music"

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55. Prémices Lw, 2016
"who listen this in April 2016 like me ? vieux bons souvenirs!"
-snip-
"vieux bons souvenirs" = "old good memories"

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56. Priscah Wairimu, 2017
"Prémices Lwanzo am listening 2017 April😂love love Oliver ngoma songs though can't understand but i do enjoy. ...From Kenya👌"

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57. Cathrine Ntore, 2018
"Priscah Wairimu still listening December 2017 I so love Oliver Ngoma thought I was the only one from Kenya"

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58. Esperanza Dias, 2017
"tolle musik höre ich mir fast täglich an und die anderen Songs auch.Andenken an früher in einer Disco in Strasbourg.merci pour ca"
-snip-
German to English translation = "I listen to great music almost every day and the other songs too. Remembering at a disco in Strasbourg.merci pour ca"

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59. Marie Sambou, 2017
"love from Gambia :) :) :) :) :) : ) :) :) :)"

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60. Essy Mirembe, 2017
"I really love and appreciate how a song can brew so much love and unity among us all...... God bless Africa...Rip Mr.Oliver Ngoma

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61. N Jame, 2017
"One love to mother Africa!"

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62. Masaba Masaba, 2017
"Am still loving Oliver Music ..Here in Uganda Kampala"

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63. Owen Sampule, 2018
"Gabonese People please translate for us. It will make pipo enjoy the music even more."
-snip-
Lyrics for this song can be found by clicking http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/07/gabonese-singer-oliver-ngoma-adia-part.html (Part I of this pancocojams series).

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64. 20x5 lao atr, 2017
"Merci, enfin la traduction d'une chanson très populaire en Nouvelle-Calédonie ! Thanks so much ;)"
-snip-
"Thank you, finally the translation of a very popular song in New Caledonia! Thanks so much;)"

[Note: That comment was written to a commenter who posted the French translation of "Adia"'s lyrics]

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65. Edith Hoff, 2017
"edith from atlanta love this song .rest in peace oliver"
-snip-
Atlanta= Atlanta, Georgia [United States]

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66. FATOU AWA THIAM, 2017
"Je suis Sénégalaise et j'adore cette chanson. Elle me rappelle mon premier jour d'école.
-snip-
"I am Senegalese and I love this song. She reminds me of my first day of school."

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67. Abudushakulu Damulira, 2017
"Namibia windhoek city live"

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68. TheSushiraw, 2017
"thumbs up from, NORWAY..."

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69. My Dental Wig, 2017
"OMG! I danced this song at AFRO-Antillaise parties in FRANCE! Damn!!!!! Cette Terre sait ouvrir sa bouche et engloutir des vies!!!! Suis speechless d'apprendre qu'Olover N'Goma est decede depuis Juillet 2010 et nous sommes le 28 decembre 2016! Repose en paix l'Artiste!"
-snip-
..."This Earth knows how to open its mouth and swallow lives !!!! Am speechless to learn that Olover N'Goma has died since July 2010 and we are on December 28, 2016! Rest in peace the Artist!"

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70. Chris4, 2017
"Composition et Interprétation: Oliver N'GOMA (Gabon)
Programmation et Arrangements: Manu LIMA (Cap Vert)
Deux génies de la musique africaine 😃"
-snip-
"Composition and Interpretation: Oliver N'GOMA (Gabon)
Programming and Arrangements: Manu LIMA (Cape Verde)
Two geniuses of African music 😃"

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71. SuperCapuka, 2017
"When your kid asks for good and beautiful African music, here is a place to start!"

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72. mara louna, 2017
"Africa Africa Africa i love you"

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73. Matheus Nkandanga
"I'm from Namibia, I may not understand the language used in this music but it carries some African rhythms and lyrics. RIP Ngoma"

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74. fredy adam, 2017
"He was a King, Genius and most of all he was our own brother.... everytime i hear this song my heart gets peace."

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75. Natasha Washaya, 2017
"very nice song to dance along to on a wedding, will still have it on mine, it will never get outdated"

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76. Unicornfan 246, 2018
"love from togo✊❤💛💚😄"

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77. simon creevo, 2018
"Je kiffe trop. Ici Comores"
-snip-
"je kiffe"= French slang from Arabic; "Je Kiffe trop" = I really enjoy it.

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78. OTHMANE MAJOR, 2018
"je suis de Maroc souvenir inoubliable merci infiniment"
-snip-
"I am from Morocco unforgettable memory thank you very much"

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79. Rony Paul, 2018
"Afro-zouk! We truly miss you Mr Oliver N'goma..."

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80. Rodgers Gasper, 2018
"am from TANZANIA just by listening this song made my day well."

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81. Sophia Youboty, 2018
"Rip my African brother Oliver n Goma..love from U.S.A. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂"

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82. mohamed hussien, 2018
"i am from Ethiopia and I love this song he is songs"

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83. Marliq Kigozi, 2018
"This reminds of my early years when everything was real ,life was more simpler and music was real and even people were real can't get enough of this song"

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This concludes this two part pancocojams series.

Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.his is a nice african song,from Gabon, I love this song
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Vatican City, Jul 10, 2018 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. Catherine of Siena Church was built by immigrants in a Catholic Boston neighborhood, in the late nineteenth century. For more than a century, it welcomed the poor, the lost, and the searching. Then in 2008, the church was closed.

A decade later the building opened its doors again, welcoming a new generation of seekers. But while the sanctuary is empty, the basement of the building has become a Dollar Tree, and those who enter are searching mostly for a bargain.

Around the world, with demographic shifts and a decline of worshippers in some countries, a growing number of church buildings are being closed. Safeguarding the sanctity of the once-hallowed ground where believers prayed and worshiped is becoming a perplexing problem for Church leaders.

To answer the tough question about what to do with shuttered churches, the Vatican has decided to host a conference from Nov. 29-30, addressing the issue from a multi-disciplinary perspective, in light of a growing interest in protecting the historic and cultural significance many churches still hold, even if they are unused.

The“God No Longer Lives Here?” conference is being organized by the cultural goods department of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Italian bishops conference, and the Pontifical Gregorian University's Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church.

At a July 10 press conference announcing the November event, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Vatican's culture office, said the problem of what to do with churches or sacred places that are no longer used is a “transversal” problem, with historic, spatial, socio-cultural and even academic and legal dimensions.

When the idea to host a conference about the topic was initially pitched, Ravsi said he was skeptical, thinking the issue would only be of interest to a small pool of experts, however, instead there was an “extraordinary reaction” not only from bishops conferences, but also academics and even UNESCO, who in the past has sent representatives to episcopal conference meetings to hear their thoughts on the closing of ancient religious structures believed to hold special cultural and historic significance.

In comments to the press, Ravasi said that while the issue of what to do with churches that have been closed has always been an issue, the current increase in interest is “one of the mirrors of the decline of religious practice, of secularization,” and of “a lack of priests.”

The prime reasons churches are shut down is due to the small size of the congregation that attends services, to a lack of priests, or when parishes merge for pastoral reasons, Ravisi said.

The conference, then, will help to highlight the crisis in the decline of belief, but it will also ensure that churches and other sacred places are not sold off to buyers who will but them to profane use given the history of the structure.

Part of the goal of the November conference will be to draft guidelines for what to do with churches that are de-consecrated and potentially sold.

The first day of the conference will be dedicated to several talks pitching ideas for solutions, followed by discussion. The second and final day will be dedicated to further discussion and the drafting of the guidelines, which will either be published as a directive from the Vatican's Council for Culture, or they will be adopted and published at a more universal level as a document from the Holy See, though modifications will likely be made if the latter is the case.

Representatives of bishops’ conferences, the Vatican's culture office and university professors will add their voice to the discussion, offering their own contribution for what the guidelines should include.

Conference organizers also announced a photo contest that will take place primarily on Instagram, with the hashtag “#nolongerchurches,” and will encourage photographers to document what happens to de-consecrated churches. The photos selected will also be displayed in an exhibit, and they will be published in the Italian Magazine “Arte cristiana, Casabella e Chiesa: architettura e communicazione.”

In comments to the press, Archbishop Nunzio Galantino, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA) and until now secretary general of the Italian bishops conference, said the topic of what to do with de-consecrated churches is a “salient issue,” and one that is important for the Italian bishops.

Though the question of what to do with an increase in churches being closed is primarily a problem in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Switzerland, according to a press release on the conference, Italy, the United States and Canada have also faced similar dilemmas.

And opposition to the sale of sacred spaces has increased even among non-believers, many of whom believe churches, even if unused, add historic, cultural and artistic value to their communities.

“What is the situation today? We have a change of context,” he said, pointing to the problem of decreasing Mass attendance, priest shortages and the closing of rural churches which have gone unused for years.

The issue is a social, cultural and economic problem, he said, explaining that when these churches belong to dioceses and parishes, it is easier to keep them in use and take care of them, but when these churches are no longer associated with a diocese or parish, often and unfortunately “there is a private interest” involved in what happens to it.

Professor Ottavio Bucarelli, who works at the Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church at the Gregorian University in Rome, was also present at the press conference, and told journalists the “sacred nature” of places of worship must always be respected.

“A church remains a church even when it is no longer a church, even when it has been transformed into something else,” he said, “so at a certain point we have to respect the faith of so many believers who have prayed and worshiped there for centuries.”

 

 

 


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Lincoln, Neb., Jul 10, 2018 / 10:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The general chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a society of apostolic life which celebrates the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, on Monday elected Fr. Andrzej Komorowski as its next superior general.

The July 9 election was made at the FSSP's Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Neb., about 10 miles southwest of Lincoln. The general chapter is being held July 3-18.

Fr. Komorowski was born in Poland in 1975, and studied economics at the University of Poznań. He then joined the FSSP's European seminary, St. Peter's Seminary in Wigratzbad, Germany, and was ordained a priest in 2006.

He has ministered at FSSP apostolates in Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. He has served as assistant of the superior general since 2012, and as general bursar.

Fr. Komorowski succeeds Fr. John Berg as superior general of the FSSP, and is the fourth man to the hold that position.

The FSSP forms priests for the use of the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, and having formed them, deploys priests in parishes for the service of the Church.

The priestly fraternity was founded in 1988 by 12 priests of the Society of St. Pius X. The founders left the SSPX to establish the FSSP after the society's leader, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, consecrated four bishops without the permission of St. John Paul II.

There are currently almost 287 priests and 150 seminarians in the fraternity. It has parishes and chapels in North America, Europe, Oceania, Nigeria, and Colombia.


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