Matuidi a doubt for Spurs clash due to thigh strain

first_img0Shares0000The combative Matuidi is a vital component in the Juventus midfield © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOPARIS, France, Feb 5 – France international midfielder Blaise Matuidi could miss next week’s Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur due to a thigh strain, his club said on Monday.The former Paris-Saint Germain player was injured during Sunday’s 7-0 thrashing of Sassuolo, leaving the field after just 26 minutes. He underwent tests that found a “slight” strain.“More tests are needed to better evaluate for how long he will be out,” Juve said in a statement.The injury could not have come at a worse time with the Italian champions due to face Tottenham in their Champions League last 16 first leg next Tuesday.Matuidi was replaced by Italy international Claudio Marchisio at the weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Lancaster teenager ID’d as crash victim

LANCASTER – A teenager who died in a crash at a desert intersection was identified as 18-year-old Kyle Roux of Lancaster. Roux’s 17-year-old passenger, whose name was not released because of her age, was flown to Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills with what California Highway Patrol officials described as major injuries. Roux’s 1986 Ford pickup ran a stop sign on eastbound Avenue H at 50th Street East just before 4 p.m. Friday, CHP officials said. The truck was struck by a southbound 2004 Hyundai Sonata sedan, which hit the truck’s driver door. The sedan’s driver, Chris Starks of California City, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries, CHP officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The truck overturned after the impact. Roux had to be freed by firefighters from the crushed truck and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more


INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: REDCASTLE UNITED 3, AILEACH FC 1

first_imgJACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISIONRedcastle United                   3-1                   Aileach FCIn an entertaining game the home side were first to show when Martin Farren fed Charlie McCormick who headed the ball down into the path of Gary Collett but he fired wide. Aileach replied with Anthony Doherty breaking from midfield and when he rounded keeper McCole he looked destined to score but Seamus Doherty got back to nick the ball off his toes.Gavin Doherty then fired over for the visitors from twenty yards.The home side broke the deadlock on 18 minutes when McCormick flicked the ball on for Collett to run on and fire low past Kevin McDermott from the edge of the area.A poor kick out by McDermott fell to Eamon Donnelly but his attempted lob drifted over.Aileach replied with Gavin Doherty heading a Darren McMonagle cross over the bar.They got back on terms before the interval when a Conor Harkin shot was parried by McCole and Gavin Doherty followed up to slot home. Redcastle started the better in the second period with Collett seeing his effort crash off the bar.Darragh McConway then collected a kick out and fed Terry McColgan but McDermott advanced to smother.Cathal Faulkner then got on the end of a Liam Davenport corner but headed at McDermott.Redcastle regained the lead on 70 minutes when Donnelly fed McColgan and he fired low past McDermott from 15 yards.The home side continued to be on top and in a quick break in the final minute Donnelly released Kevin Toner who in turn fed McColgan to drill low past McDermott. Jackie Crossan Premier DivisionPPtsGlengad923Redcastle1119Moville716Aileach914Clonmany612Carn811Culdaff109Cockhill105Illies102Premier Division 2pm, Sunday January 20thIllies V CuldafE DohertyCockhill V CarnD McLaughlinAileach V MovilleG O Kane Redcastle V GlengadT MoyneINISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: REDCASTLE UNITED 3, AILEACH FC 1 was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AILEACH FC 1INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: REDCASTLE UNITED 3last_img read more


GAA – DOWNINGS CROWNED JUNIOR CHAMPIONS! WATCH THE VIDEO

first_imghDownings have been crowned junior champions and boy did they celebrate.The sounds of ‘Championeeeeees’ could be heard all around O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny and chances are they are still singing it in Downings tonight. The team received the cup from county chairman PJ McGowan much to the delight of a large crowd.Simply CLICK the video to watch the joy at the final whistle…….and the start of widespread celebrations.Barney Curran looks like he’s planning to celebrate for the entire team! Well done lads!  GAA – DOWNINGS CROWNED JUNIOR CHAMPIONS! WATCH THE VIDEO was last modified: October 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DowningsJunior Championslast_img read more


Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 6

first_img Tags: premier league team of the weektop Bernardo Silva netted a hat trick this past weekend. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Liverpool continued their perfect start to the 2019/20 season, defeating Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Trent Alexander-Arnold opened the scoring before Robert Firmino added a second before halftime. Ngolo Kante pulled one back for Chelsea as the Kops ensured they win their 5th game of the season. For Chelsea, they have now lost two of their first six games and slip into 11th on the standings.Defending champions Man City humiliated Watford 8-0 at the Eithad Stadium. Bernardo Silva scored a hat trick while David Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Nicholas Otamendi struck the other goals. City now have 13 points from six games and are still 6 (points) behind leaders Liverpool.On the same day, Spurs continued their poor form away from home as they succumbed to a 2-1 loss away to Leicester City. Harry Kane put the visitors ahead in the first half but two second half goals by Riccardo Pereira and James Madson saw Leicester run away with all three points in the end. Spurs now drop into 7th on the standings with 8 points.On Sunday, Man United were defeated 2-0 by West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell scored either side of halftime to ensure United suffers a second loss of the season, one that sees them slip into 8th on the standings with 8 points.On the same day, 10-man Arsenal came twice from behind to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium. John McGin opened the scoring for Villa before Arsenal saw right-back Ainsley Mitland-Niles sent off at the stroke of halftime. Two goals in two minutes saw Nicholas Pepe equalize and Wesley put Villa 2-1 up. However, Calum Chambers and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scored in the last 10 minutes to see the Gunners take all three points from the game. Unai Emery’s side now climbs into 4th with 11 points from 6 games.Elsewhere, Bournemouth stunned Southampton 3-1 away from home, Burnley beat Norwich 2-0 while Sheffield were surprise 2-0 winners at Everton. The other two fixtures all ended in draws.Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.GK: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United)What a save to deny Moise Kean! Henderson was on point as Sheffield United stunned Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday.RB: Trent Alexander Anorld (Liverpool)The young Englishman scored the opener as Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday.LB:  Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United)Cresswell was magnificent in West Ham’s 2-0 victory against Man United on Sunday. He scored the second goal from a free-kick.CB: Nathan Ake (Bournemouth)Netted one of Bournemouth’s goals in the 3-1 win away to Southampton on Friday.CB: Joel Matip (Liverpool)It is not easy to over shadow a defender like Van Dijk but that is exactly what Matip did on Sunday. The Cameroonian was everywhere as Liverpool held onto a 2-1 lead in the win over Chelsea.MF: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)The Belgian midfielder created eight chances against Watford, with two of those resulting in assists for goals. He also capped his performance with a goal.MF: David Silva (Man City)Silva made more touches than any other Man City. player against Watford (103), while also netting the opening goal of the game.MF: James Maddison (Leicester City).As well as netting the winning goal, no Leicester player created more chances than Maddison against Tottenham (2).FW: Bernardo Silva (Man City).Silva scored his first ever hat-trick for Man City, scoring three goals from four shots on target as they beat Watford 8-0.FW: Riyad Mahrez (Man City)Mahrez was one of three City players to score and assist against Watford, along with De Bruyne and Aguero.FW: Chris Wood (Burnley)Wood netted a brace from three shots on target against Norwich, with both goals coming in the first 15 minutes of play.Comments last_img read more


Erik Karlsson’s injury creates more concern, uncertainty for Sharks

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Pete DeBoer chose the right word to describe the Sharks clunker in Columbus: “fugly.”The blowout to the Columbus Blue Jackets proved to be one of those games that rear themselves a handful of times during an 82-game season where you simply burn the tape and move on.The Blue Jackets played with extra jump, skating with Matt Duchene on home ice for the first time. The Sharks lacked fire and energy. The combination produced a game that looked, well, we’ll just stick with the …last_img read more


Want to be a citizen Earth scientist? Join GLOBE Observer

first_imgClouds are more than water and a muse. They play an important role in regulating the temperature of the planet. Now NASA’s new GLOBE Observer app makes it easy for us all to be guardians of the planet.Data collected by the users of NASA’s GLOBE Observer app gives climate scientists a more holistic view of the the changing planetary environment. (Image: GLOBE Programme)Did you spot a dramatic and surfable Morning Glory this morning? Has your day been filled with cumulus, nimbostratus or stratocumulus? These are just a few of the 10 basic types of cloud. Depending on whether they are clumps or layers or streaks, if they’re low, mid-level or high, clouds fit into different species as well.All of them are water – tiny droplets in low clouds and ice crystals in high. And yet, they have captured the imagination of artists and been the muse to poets. They have helped adults while away the day and inspired children with crayons.They also play an important role in controlling the temperature of the planet and its climate system by reflecting sunlight back into space or trapping heat coming from the surface in the atmosphere. “Clouds are one of the most important factors in understanding how climate is changing now and how it’s going to change in the future,” says Holli Rieneek Kohl, an education and outreach officer at NASA.She is also the NASA lead in its GLOBE Observer programme. NASA’s Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a two decade-old science and education programme. Schools and students in 110 countries participate through observations of their local environment. Global data is collated and their observations are used to give a clearer view of the global environment.The appIt is now easer to join thousands of global citizen scientists. All you need is a smartphone, the great outdoors and NASA’s new GLOBE Observer app. South African citizen scientists can join the GLOBE community by downloading the app. They will join a global community building a cache of scientific data about local environmental conditions. For South Africans it is a continuation of the country’s storied involvement with NASA. A history that goes back to the agency’s moon landing expeditions. The GLOBE Observer app ties in with South African National Space Agency (SANSA) mandate to promote awareness and an interest in science, engineering and technology. The app allows the programme to grow beyond the classroom and allows anyone anywhere to become a planetary guardian.The app is available as a free download (Image: GLOBE Programme)South Africa has felt the effects of climate change recently with unprecedented drought and unseasonal temperatures. NASA is encouraging citizens around the world to participate in its programme to track these global climate changes by downloading the app and sharing their data with a global audience.For now the app allows users to collect photographs of clouds, which are sent to NASA to form a web of global climate data. A secondary benefit is, NASA hopes, a public more aware of the world outside their homes. The information collected is added to satellite-generated information to create a more holistic data archive.Kohl explains: “NASA studies clouds from satellites that provide either a top view or a vertical slice of the clouds. The ground-up view from citizen scientists is valuable in validating and understanding the satellite observations. It also provides a more complete picture of clouds around the world.”For scientists data is everything, but collecting that data is rarely cheap or easy, especially when the whole world is your laboratory. For NASA’s climate scientists, ground measurements are critical to confirm their measurements taken from space.Erika Podest, a NASA Earth scientist based at its world famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains: “There are some places in the world where we have no ground data, so citizen scientists can greatly contribute to advancing our knowledge of this important part of the Earth system.”Collected data is automatically sent to the GLOBE data and information centre, where it is available to scientists and students studying the planet. But NASA, and Kohl, want to encourage app users to also interact with other users around the globe.Download the app, create an account, follow the tutorial and you are ready to start making observations. Use the drop down menu to record atmospheric conditions – whether the sky is clear, cloudy or obscured by things such as rain, fog or dust – then classify the clouds. The app auto-fills local time and date and co-ordinates.The app will help users to align their camera along compass points and how to best tilt your phone to capture most of the sky. You need a smartphone, but an internet connection is not necessary while taking pictures of clouds. You can submit your data once you have a connection.last_img read more


Biometric grant cards beating fraud

first_img22 August 2013MasterCard and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) announced this week that there are now 10-million active SASSA Debit MasterCard cards in South Africa, following last year’s launch of a new biometric grant payment system.Since March 2012, just under 22-million social grant beneficiaries have re-registered on the new system introduced by SASSA to minimise fraudulent grant applications and collections and reduce administration costs by distributing grant payments electronically.According to the agency, the SASSA card’s biometric functionality identifies grant recipients using unique identifiers such as fingerprints, voice and other personal information, which means that the cards cannot be used by any person other than the approved beneficiary.SASSA CEO Virginia Petersen said on Tuesday that over 150 000 grants had been cancelled between April 2012 and June 2013, amounting to an annual saving of R150-million.“By simply moving all grant payments from largely cash payments, which were costly, cumbersome and riddled with inefficiencies, to electronic payments, the new system has already saved SASSA a considerable amount in grant administration costs,” MasterCard said in a statement.Before March 2012, it cost SASSA on average R33 per grant to pay its beneficiaries. Under the new system, disbursement costs have been capped at R16.44 per payment.As part of the SASSA re-registration process, each recipient has a bank account opened for them, which is offered free of monthly charges by Grindrod Bank.Recipients can deposit funds into their bank account via electronic funds transfer or third party bank transfer, as well as use their cards to make purchases, check their account balances, and withdraw cash at till points without incurring transaction charges at selected South African retailers.Recipients can also withdraw cash at any ATM, which does however attract transaction charges.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 2 January 2010

first_imgSocial Networking World ForumEnterprise social mediaSocial TV World ForumMobile Social Networking ForumThe event features key speakers from global brands, organizations, social networking publishers and developers, pioneering social media leaders, top agencies, content producers, and more.Full workshop program within exhibition areaEvening networking receptionPre-show online meeting planner for delegatesFree pass for exhibition only11 May 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaFinovateSpring How to integrate social media programs successfully into business strategies?Building business momentum, visibility and market growth through social mediaMeasuring success and influence using metrics and analytics: what are the tools and techniquesIntegrating viral marketing and social media into traditional marketing mixDeveloping and activating audiences using social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The Online Community Unconference East is a gathering of online community professionals – managers, developers, business people, tool providers, investors – to discuss experience and strategies in the development and growth of online communities. As we have found with our past events, the best source of information on all of these challenges is other knowledgeable practitioners. The event runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Digital Sandbox.11 February 2010: New York CityNYC Venture Capital and Angel ShowcaseFundingPost is hosting a VC showcase where 20-plus VC funds and angel groups will be exhibiting their firms during a great cocktail party setting. Each fund will have their own table setup for the sole purpose of meeting great new companies.Additionally, there will be an optional pitching workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The cost to participate in the workshop will be $400. This workshop includes the $125 ticket to the event, and a 1/4 page listing in the Venture Guide Magazine. This event is sponsored by Credit Suisse, and takes place at One Madison Avenue, from 6-9:15 p.m.18 February 2010: Silicon Valley, CaliforniaFuture of FundingActive limited partners, top rated venture capitalists, and successful entrepreneurs are invited to Silicon Valley on February 18, 2010 to discuss the Future of Funding. The venture capital bubble has burst, and change is coming. Now is the time to have a constructive dialog about the future with all of the stakeholders at the table.Don’t miss the opportunity to partake in this exclusive event hosted by TheFunded. Please visit www.futureoffunding.com to see speaker and event details.ReadWriteWeb readers use the code “RWW” and get 10% off.15 – 16 March 2010: London, England2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum — LondonThe 2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum takes place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. The two-day event features four dedicated conference streams: FinovateSpring 2010will again showcase the most cutting-edge financial and banking technology innovations to Silicon Valley and the world. With Finovate’s signature mix of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) from handpicked companies and intimate networking time with their executives, this conference packs a ton of unique value into a single day.Come see the cutting edge of banking and financial technology and network with hundreds of the leading financial executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers and fintech entrepreneurs. Early bird registration rates are available.5 October 2010: New York CityFinovateFall Tags:#Events Guide#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 1 – 5, February 2010: New York City, Berlin, London, San Francisco, Toronto, São PauloSocial Media Week The second annual Social Media Week conference will explore the profound impact that social media has on culture, business communications and society at large.The conference is designed as a series of localized events, which city partners are responsible for organizing. Programs will span a variety of formats, ranging from talks and panel discussions, to interactive workshops, seminars and networking events. Registration will open in January 2010 and the majority of events will be free thanks to the global sponsors and event partners.You can find more information at http://socialmediaweekny.com.4 February 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaVator SplashVator.tv, a leading platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to broadcast themselves, is holding its inaugural Vator Splash event on February 4, 2010 at the Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Catch onstage presenters: Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, Smule CEO Jeff Smith, August Capital VC Howard Hartenbaum and Google Ventures VC Bill Maris. Ten promising startups will also get to present onstage. Enter the Vator Splash competition if you want to present.ReadWriteWeb readers get a 25% discount on their tickets using the code VatorReadWriteWeb.8 February 2010: Tampa, FloridaSocial Fresh TampaThis is the social media conference that comes to you. Social Fresh is a one-day, case-study-rich conference targeted for marketers. Social Fresh Tampa will have 30+ speakers, including Chris Barger of GM, Maggie Fox of Social Media Group and John Andrews of Collective Bias (formerly of Walmart).ReadWriteWeb readers get a 15% discount with the code “RWW15”.10 February 2010: New York CityOnline Community Unconference East Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts FinovateFallwill return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. The Fall event is the original and largest Finovate and features a single day packed with our special blend of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) and intimate networking time with top executives from the innovative demoing companies.FinovateFall is a unique chance to see the future of finance and banking before your competition and find the edge you need in today’s market. Early bird registration rates are available.Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. 27 – 28 January 2010: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsEnterprise Social 2.0: Rip or ROI?This senior executive event will bring together decision makers from the Top Fortune companies to discuss innovative strategies on how to maximise business performance through social media engagement. The event will include keynote speeches, best-practice presentations as well as interactive discussion sessions.The summit will provide excellent opportunities for you to hear international experts discuss best practices on how to drive business performance using Web 2.0 and social media. Key issues to be discussed include: Welcome to the first ReadWriteWeb Event Guide of 2010. There’s a new seminar in London later this month that we’ve added to this week’s list. As always, you can download the entire event calendar in iCal format or import it into your Google Calendar. You can also import individual events using the link beside each entry. We publish it every weekend, as good a time as any to review your conference plans. This events guide is a weekly feature here on ReadWriteWeb.Know of an event taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.11 January 2010: Nashville, TennesseeSocial Fresh NashvilleThis is the social media conference that comes to you. Social Fresh is a one-day, case-study-rich conference targeted for marketers. Social Fresh Nashville will have 30-plus speakers, including Jason Falls of Social Media Explorer, Gavin Baker of Ruby Tuesday and John Andrews of Collective Bias (formerly of Walmart).ReadWriteWeb readers get a 15% discount with the code “RWW15”.14 January 2010: Palo Alto, CaliforniaThe Founder ShowcaseThe Founder Showcase, by TheFunded.com, is an open startup pitch and networking event that highlights the newest cutting-edge businesses and helps innovators gain traction among the Silicon Valley elite. On Thursday, January 14th, 10 of the most promising early-stage companies, as selected by over 13,000 registered Founders and CEOs on TheFunded.com, will present to an audience of over 300 investors, founders, and members of the press. A panel of experts will critique the pitches, and an open ballot of those in attendance will determine the Founder Showcase Winner.ReadWriteWeb readers receive a 10% discount when registering, just use discount code “RWW”.20 January 2010: LondonNew Digital Revenue Streams SeminarMadgex and Abacus e-Media are hosting a free seminar that will offer advice and case studies from media organisations that have successfully created a direct impact on profit margins. The event is supported by the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) and Haymarket-owned Brand Republic, and will feature speakers, including David Archer, CEO of Scottish Television.The breakfast seminar takes place at the Council Chambers, Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London from 8.30-11 a.m. (registration and breakfast from 8.15 a.m.). To register, book here or email marleen.kinder@madgex.com.26 January 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaCatalyst ConferenceVator.tv, a leading platform for entrepreneurs and innovators to broadcast themselves, and provider of news and information through VatorNews, and Girls in Tech, a social network enterprise focused on education and empowerment of influential women in technology, are seeking five women-led startups across any stage to present at the Catalyst Conference on January 26, 2010 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. To be one of the five, join the Catalyst competition today and win the chance to present. ReadWrite Sponsorslast_img read more


‘Yellow vest’ boxer arrested after assaulting French policeman

first_imgFrench police walk through a cloud of tear gas used to disperse “yellow vest” protestors (Gilets jaunes) and others on a side street off the Champs-Elysees after New Year’s celebrations in the French capital Paris on January 1, 2019. – A fireworks display and sound and light show under the theme “fraternity” went ahead on the Champs-Elysees despite plans for further “yellow vest” anti-government protests at the famed avenue. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)French police arrested a former professional boxer on Monday who was seen punching police officers during a “yellow vest” protest in Paris, in shocking scenes that have highlighted the violence of recent protests.The images filmed on Saturday show a heavily built man in a black duffel coat square up to several police officers before knocking them down in a hail of punches and kicking them on the ground.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments The French boxing federation issued a statement condemning the violence, saying that it “ran completely contrary to the values of our sport”.“The French Boxing Federation sends its support to the family and loved ones of the officer who was a victim of this individual, but equally to all the security forces who have been on duty these last weeks,” it said.Dettinger’s former coach, Jacky Trompesauce, had urged the father of three to give himself up to police earlier on Monday.“There was something that set it off, which I learned overnight,” Trompesauce told RMC radio on Monday morning, claiming that a woman was attacked by the police, prompting Dettinger to respond with a flurry of punches.“Yellow vest” protests against fuel taxes began in rural and small-town France in late November, but then mushroomed into a wider revolt during December against the policies and governing style of 41-year-old Macron. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Around 50,000 “yellow vest” protesters took to the streets again on Saturday in cities around France to denounce the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron, leading to clashes in Paris, Bordeaux and Rouen.Several men driving a forklift truck also smashed open the doors to the ministry building of government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux in Paris, who denounced the break-in as an “unacceptable attack on the Republic”.While the number of protesters has dwindled since December, the determination of a smaller but increasingly radical core of “yellow vest” protesters poses a dilemma for the government.On Friday, Griveaux said those still protesting were “agitators who want insurrection and, basically, to overthrow the government”.He called Monday for everyone to take part in a national debate on taxation and the government’s pro-business programme, which is set to begin later this month.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next One of the officers is then beaten by other protesters wearing yellow vests before he is rescued by fellow riot police in protective equipment and helmets.The ex-boxer, identified by French media as 37-year-old Christophe Dettinger, is a former heavyweight professional fighter who reportedly works for the local government in the Essonne area south of Paris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsInterior Minister Christophe Castaner said Dettinger, known in the ring as “The Gypsy From Massy”, a town south of Paris, had handed himself into police in the capital.“He was immediately arrested and will be held accountable for his acts by the justice system,” Castaner added. Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin sought to distinguish genuine protesters, who want lower taxes and more help for low-income families, from those “who are in the business of ultra-violence”.“And faced with ultra-violence, we need to be ultra-severe. It needs to end,” he told RTL radio on Monday.French police signalled a tougher line last week when they arrested one of the leaders of the “yellow vests”, truck driver Eric Drouet, for organising an unauthorised demonstration.The move led to criticism from political leaders on the far right and radical left, who have encouraged demonstrators to continue taking to the streets to underline their discontent with Macron’s agenda.Images of a policeman striking several protesters in the southern city of Toulon on Saturday also risk fanning the flames.The police officer — a commander who was granted France’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur, on January 1 — was referred to investigators at the weekend after appearing to punch a protester in the face several times.‘Surrender plea’The “yellow vest” demonstrations have been frequently violent since they began in late November, particularly on December 1 when crowds ransacked a museum in the Arc de Triomphe and daubed graffiti on the famed monument.The French media has been targeted, while mock executions of Macron have also been a feature of some gatherings, notably in the town of Angouleme in southwest France.Dettinger, the boxer, could face years in jail if convicted over his rampage on Saturday on the Leopold-Sedar-Senghor bridge which links the Tuileries gardens to the Musee d’Orsay in central Paris.Assaulting a police officer can lead to up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros (51,000 dollars), though sentences can be increased in certain circumstances. 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