Iran striker retires from team at 23 after online insults

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown He was sent obscene messages and mocked for his perceived lack of impact.Azmoun said his mother had been recovering from a serious illness, but the insults caused it to flare up again. Between football and his mother, he wrote on Instagram that “I chose my mother.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Rubin Kazan striker had been built up as Iran’s top goal-scoring threat before the tournament and has scored 23 goals in 36 international appearances.Another forward, the 30-year-old Reza Ghoochannejhad, said that he’s also leaving the Iran team. He was an unused substitute in all three games. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Reyes names Gilas Final 12 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Iran’s Sardar Azmoun reacts during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)TEHRAN, Iran — Online bullying has just cost Iran one of its top players.Forward Sardar Azmoun said Thursday that he’s retiring from the national team. The 23-year-old Azmoun was the target of numerous attacks on social media after failing to score in any of Iran’s three group matches at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “My mind, my personality and my pride do not allow me” to wear the Iranian national team shirt again, Ghoochannejhad said in his Instagram statement.Ghoochannejhad didn’t say whether he was reacting to the online abuse or to coach Carlos Queiroz’s decision not to play him at the World Cup.Iran missed out on qualifying for the knockout stages by one point. The team beat Morocco 1-0 on an own goal before losing 1-0 to Spain and drawing 1-1 with Portugal.___ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READlast_img read more

Queen’s College, Anna Regina Secondary dominate CSEC

first_img…over 600 students receive zero passesBy Rupadai SeenaraineSixteen-year-old Christian Pile of Queen’s College has been named Guyana’s top performer at the Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) examinations for securing a remarkable 19 grade ones at the examination sat earlier this year.In an interview with Guyana Times on Friday, Pile indicated that he was surprised at the results, but said he was somewhat certain that he would have excelled. Plans for the aspiring orthodontist include attending sixth form this year.Smiling widely, Pile indicated that he was filled with joy and pride at his achievement. He added, “I was really happy, overjoyed (and) really proud of myself. I knew I would have done really well at the exams, I just didn’t know that I would be the top student. My mom, she was really the driving force: she inspiredHaema Dasrath 17 ones, 1 two, 1 threeme; she built my confidence; she made me know that I had the ability to do great things; so, basically, she told me why not try to challenge yourself?”Balancing his time was one of the most important aspects of this successful outcome, and Pile explained that some of it included lessons and numerous hours of studying.“In preparation for my CSEC exams, I had extra lessons in the morning (and) in the afternoon. I had numerous hours of studying. Sometimes these ran early into the morning, around two or three. I also had to ensure I completed all of my SBAs (School-Based Assessments) on time, so that I would have adequate time to study. It really involved a lot of planning, time management, and organization,” he explained.Christian Pile’s mother, teacher Fayann Simpson-Pile, shared some advice for parents whose children will be sitting the examination in the following academic year: “You will have to be there. Physical presence was important. I know all parents are not teachers. Some parents are very busy, but it’s important that, in some way, you make your presence felt and encourage your child to believe inAarti Hooblall 17 ones 3 twoshimself; because, once you do, then 85 percent of the work is completed.”Among the top performers are Shakira Bholo of Anna Regina Multilateral; Salma Majeed of ISA Islamic Academy; Areeb Ali of Queen’s College; Cemecia de la Cruz of Anna Regina Multilateral; and Haema Dasrath, Aarti Hooblall, Reseda Hack, Leshanna Binda and Yashoda Samaroo of Queen’s College.Shakira Bholo of Cotton Field, Essequibo Coast, (Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam) copped the second position in the country with 18 grade ones and two grade twos. She related to this publication that she was very excited about her success, giving God praise for her ability and thanking her supportive parents. Bholo, who attended the Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary School, is planning to follow a career as an economist.In fourth place, Areeb Ali noted, “I just wanted to attempt something kinda big, and it’s just one chance you get to write CSEC, so I just did a good amount. I’d like to thank Allah, because my success is only by him; (I also want to thank) my parents, sisters, teachers and friends.”Meanwhile, Camecia De La Cruz of the Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary School was able to capture the second place for Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and fifth in the country. De La Cruz said her parents were the mainRaseda Hack 15 ones 2 twos 2 threesreason for her success, as were the teachers of the institution.Aarti Hooblall of Queen’s College explained that she was anxious to collect the results, and was quite surprised at what she read. She next plans to pursue law at sixth form.“The anxiety to get the results was quite intense. I was trying for like hours, and it was just relief (when I finally succeeded). It was happiness!” she exclaimed.Reseda Hack explained that she was grateful for what she’d achieved, noting, “I was just thankful. There were a lot of nights without sleep; a lot of lessons, and a lot of time spent behind my books, in order to ensure that I was prepared.”Another top performer, Yashoda Samaroo, stated, “I was very overjoyed. My hard work actually paid off, and I want to become a lawyer.”The announcement of the results was officially made on Friday at the National Centre for Education Resource Development, in the company of Education Minister Nicolette Henry, Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, and other Education Ministry officials.During that time, Hutson informed that more than 600 students had received zeroLeshanna Bindah 15 ones 2 twos 2 threespasses at the examination for public schools only. This means that they were unable to secure any grade. He was, however, unable to address where the disparity lies, but further related that the matter will be addressed.It was also disclosed that an overall pass rate in Mathematics and English improved when compared to last year’s statistics. English Language saw a pass rate of 64.14 percent when compared to 57.99 percent in 2017, while Mathematics improved with a pass rate of 43.39 percent when compared to 39.23 percent last year.Apart from these numbers, there were also increased pass rates in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, while Agricultural Science showed declining statistics.Improved performances were recorded in the business subjects, especially inYashoda Samaroo 15 ones 2 twosOffice Administration, Principles of Business, Accounts, and Electric Documentation Preparation and Management. Industrial Technology Building, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering all secured passes of over 85 percent.This year, some 12,266 candidates were registered to sit the examinations, which shows a decline when compared to 12,684 candidates in 2017. (Additional reporting by Mohanlall Seulall)last_img read more