first_imgMinister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said: Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected] Media enquiries Further information For journalists The Cambodian national election was undermined by the authorities well before campaigning started and resulted in an election that was neither fair nor credible. The potential for a legitimate, free and fair election was stymied when the main opposition party – the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved in November 2017. This was particularly disappointing following the more open Commune elections in June 2017. The Cambodian authorities have demonstrated clear disregard for the key tenets of a functioning multi-party democracy. As well as the dissolution of the CNRP, examples include the imprisonment of CNRP President Kem Sokha, the banning of 118 CNRP members from politics for five years, and a crackdown on independent media. There was no credible opposition party with the opportunity to challenge the Government. In a democracy, no government has the right to choose its opposition. The UK will continue to urge the Cambodian Government to demonstrate its commitment to its citizens by lifting restrictions on political debate and media freedom and by creating the conditions for proper functioning democracy.last_img read more

first_imgArteta has plenty of work to do this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Both Ainsley Maitland-Niles and January recruit Cedric Soares can play in the right-back position, providing stiff competition for the 25-year-old.The report states that Gunners are also willing to listen to offers for Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalGuendouzi has been frozen out of the squad since he grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck after their 2-1 loss to Brighton in June.Arsenal signed the £8 million Frenchman from Ligue 2 side Lorient in 2018, but the report claims that he will be allowed to leave this summer.MORE: Ian Wright hits out at Arsenal decision to announce significant job lossesMORE: Arsenal squad feel ‘betrayed’ and will speak to board after 55 members of staff are made redundantFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin open to a new challenge as Mikel Arteta plots summer sales Bellerin could be off this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is open to a move away from the club in search of a new challenge, according to reports.The Spaniard has been in and out of the side this season, starting just 13 times in the Premier League as the Gunners finished in eighth position.Mikel Arteta is in the midst of a rebuild of culture and seemingly personnel, with many players’ futures looking uncertain.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly edging closer to agreeing a new three-year deal with the club, however, Mesut Ozil – whose contract is also due to expire next summer – failed to make a single appearance after the restart.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Telegraph, Bellerin is one of the players that the north London club are open to selling in order to raise funds for their summer targets.The Spaniard – who has been at the club since 2011 – is also said to be keen on a fresh challenge. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Aug 2020 7:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTHE Guyana Telephone Telegraph company (GTT) has signed on to the Fruta Conquerors Football Club’s Youth Football summer camp by donating 20 footballs during a small session yesterday.The Telecommunications giant handed over the balls to the Club’s secretary Daniel Thomas on Tuesday and according to Public Relations Officer Allison Parker, the company has always fostered a good relationship with the football club.The camp began on July 10 and is scheduled to end on July 28 at the club’s Tucville location.According to Parker, following a request for six footballs, the company decided to donate 20 footballs instead, adding that the company is looking to assist in further avenues where possible.Meanwhile, Thomas, who is also the facilitator of the Youth camp noted that the club’s mandate is to ensure that those students on school break are involved in positive activities objective to gainfully occupy the youths of the surrounding community during the school break.The programme, Thomas noted, is not just focused on pure football drills but also on academics with remedial lessons in English and Mathematics being taught during the morning sessions.He explained that two teachers volunteer to teach the children but are paid a stipend by the club. In addition to these teachers; volunteer lecturers from the University of Guyana will be holding interactive sessions with the older adolescents/teens and parents of the children as well, in an effort to better equip them with knowledge of nurturing and guiding their children at home.The Youth Camp initiative, which was started by the current Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Wayne Forde 10 years ago, was taken over by Thomas in 2012.He noted that while the programme started off humbly, the club is now able to provide hot meals for the children through assistance from the National Sports Commission (NSC) and Scotiabank.The participants of the camp who are 50+ in number are merely asked to walk with their gear and no fee is required.last_img read more

first_img Paddy Power guarantees Hector’s Arsenal tree pledge June 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 Related Articles Share The English Football Association (FA) and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) are investigating Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw for breaching football betting rules during yesterday’s FA Cup Fifth Round match against Arsenal FC.Before the match, which was broadcast on BBC1, new UK bookmaker Sun Bets had offered an 8/1 price on ‘Wayne Shaw to eat a pie live on air’. In the 86th minute of the game, Shaw obliged – being filmed eating a match pie.Shaw whose match day antics have now gone viral, may have landed himself, Sutton United and Sun Bets in hot water, as the FA does not allow registered players to bet “either directly or indirectly, on any football match or competition that takes place anywhere in the world.”The Sutton reserve goalkeeper has so far stated that neither himself or his teammates had placed the 8/1 pie wager with the bookmaker. The 23-stone goalkeeper states that his antics were simply ‘a bit of banter’.The episode is likely to cause embarrassment to Sun Bets marketing, who had secured a ‘one-off’ sponsorship of Sutton United and its football ground for the televised FA Cup game.This morning, UKGC Enforcement & Intelligence Director Richard Watson stated that the authority would not take the incident lightly. “Integrity in sport is not a joke and we have opened an investigation to establish exactly what happened.“As part of that we’ll be looking into any irregularity in the betting market and establishing whether the operator has met its licence requirement to conduct its business with integrity.”At present, Sun Bets management has made no official comment on the matter. However, the bookmaker made the following tweet referencing a ‘five-figure’ pay-out on Shaw’s munch.COST US A BELLY FULL: We’ve paid out a five-figure sum after @WayneShaw70 finishes his pie with glory! #YouBetcha #FACup— Sun Bets (@SunBets) February 20, 2017 FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper” June 19, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgWelcome to the 2018 Hot Stove, where talk is cheap and rumors are often shot down with rumors. Related News Whatever the case, the 30-year-old left-hander would be a nice fit atop the Braves rotation. The 2015 Cy Young Award winner had a 12-11 mark in 2018, with a 3.74 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.Heyman reported the Braves are also eyeing a reliever and outfielder. The Braves finished 90-72 last year but lost to the Dodgers in the NLDS. The Braves have made Dallas Keuchel their No. 1 target in free agency, Fancred’s Jon Heyman reported Sunday night.Atlanta GM Alex Anthopoulos has noted the team needs a front-line starter, and last week a rumor surfaced that the Astros veteran would be in the mix. Is he now “atop their wish list,” as Heyman reported? MLB trade rumors: Yankees still discussing dealing starter Sonny Gray to Padrescenter_img Not so fast, says Kris Willis of, who called the report “suspect” and suggested Keuchel’s agent might be “using the media to try and drum up interest for his client.” MLB hot stove: Yankees will reportedly meet with Manny Machado, not willing to spend $300M for himlast_img read more