Eagles Land In Russia Ahead Of Huge Argentina Clash

first_imgThe Super Eagles of Nigeria have touched down in Russia ahead of the big international friendly clash with 2-time world champions Argentina.The team’s status was revealed via the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles on Saturday night. The friendly match between the two countries is scheduled for the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar on Tuesday, November 14 and is part of preparations for the two teams ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.The last time both teams met was in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and it was Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi who stole the show as he scored a brace to lead Argentina to a 3-2 win. He is however expected to miss Tuesday’s game after his manager Jorge Sampaoli chose to rest him.RelatedRohr Set To Drop Ezenwa For Argentina ClashNovember 13, 2017In “FIFA”Eagles Are Stronger Than Ghana – Iceland Assistant CoachJune 21, 2018In “Africa”We Can Beat Argentina Again – IwobiFebruary 14, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more

Domino’s Pizza Grand Opening Benefits Hands On Children’s Museum

first_imgFacebook40Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Domino’s PizzaDomino’s Pizza is holding the Grand Opening for its first and only Olympia restaurant this Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to Close (10:00 p.m. for carry out and 1:00 a.m. for delivery) and is donating 100% of sales to the Hands On Children’s Museum.The donation will support the Museum’s Free-and-Reduced Admissions Program. Guests are invited to the ribbon cutting and for a tour of the new space.The Olympia Domino’s doesn’t look like many of the chain’s restaurants you have seen before. Domino’s is introducing its Pizza Theater store design, where kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to watch their pizza being made and interact with crew members. The new restaurant also features hardwood floors, booth seating, a chalk wall to entertain kids, and a new cold case with fresh-made salads, milk, cookies, cakes and other desserts.Join us to help support the Hands On Children’s Museum and for FREE pizza samples, prizes, pizza-making races, face painting and more!Domino’s Pizza3225 Harrison AvenueOlympia, WA 98502Phone: 360-357-2277last_img read more

Bangladeshi women in Italy fight for gender rights

first_imgSecond-generation Bangladeshi women are finding it easier to shake off traditional stereotypes. Photo: DWThe Bangladeshi community in Italy is the second largest in Europe. However, many women are still struggling to adapt, not least because of their husbands, reports Deutsche Welle.As soon as the sun fades behind the concrete blocks surrounding Malatesta Square, groups of women dressed in colourful shalwar trousers emerge, seeking some relief from the warm Italian summer.”Two days after I arrived here from Bangladesh, I started crying,” says Sumi, 25, scratching her hijab. She just got married to her cousin, who works as a baker in Italy.When he proposed marriage, Sumi was initially happy to relocate to a foreign country. “I thought we would visit Pompei,” she says.For now, they have no opportunity to travel. Her husband works at night, so life has become quite tedious: she sleeps in the morning, cooks for him in the afternoon and occasionally manages to meet her aunts.Sumi earned a law degree in Bangladesh and is keen to find a job — against her husband’s wishes: “He said ‘No, you are a housewife.'””The majority of Bangladeshi men want to coop up women,” says Salma Akhter Zaman, “otherwise they would open their eyes and realise they have rights.”Zaman also comes from Bangladesh and has worked as a cultural mediator in hospitals, schools and public offices. She says attending language classes is the best way for the newcomers to dive into Italian society. “But some husbands even refuse those. They fear that their wives might become more independent.”A minority within a minorityAccording to the interior ministry, almost 140,000 Bangladeshis live in Italy with a permit, the second-largest community in Europe after Britain.Francesco Pompeo, an anthropologist who studies their lives in Rome, estimates that the real number is higher: “A third of them has no regular residency permit,” he says. There are currently just over 38,000 women, accounting for less than a third of the community.”They are generally young wives who came here to reunite with their husbands,” say researchers Katiuscia Carna and Sara Rossetti, authors of the book Kotha — Bangladeshi women in the changing city of Rome.Migrant men reaching Europe in search of profitable employment are called ‘Probashi’ — essentially expats. After a few years abroad, their families find them a wife and arrange a marriage in Bangladesh.When they come home and meet their future brides, their tales get embellished, so that the pride of their communities remains intact. “Migration is a family project, and those who travel usually represent their gems,” says Rosetti.A harsher reality often awaits in Italy. Many leave large, cohesive families behind and end up sharing small houses with other couples or single men.Since their husbands work hard and come home only to eat and sleep, the world of these women shrinks to the size of their tiny bedrooms.’My job gave me a boost’Sultana opened the first traditional fashion shop as a way to assert herself. Photo: DW”I was dead inside. Italians had their friends and families. I had nobody,” says Sultana, 46, behind a counter covered with neatly folded saris and full ankle-length skirts known as lehengas.Loneliness prompted Sultana to open the first traditional fashion shop in the neighbourhood of Tor Pignattara 18 years ago. “The shop gave me a boost,” she says. “Many women now pass by. It’s like having an extended family.”She readily recognises that the support of her husband Nurum was pivotal. “I was freer than the others also because he has always believed in me.”In the same neighbourhood, self-support organisations are being created to help fellow Bangladeshi women. On a Thursday night, the charity Mahila Samaj Kalyan Samity meets at Laila fashion, another traditional clothes shop near Sultana’s.In four days time, the association will hold a community picnic under the Marmore waterfall. The shop’s staff have already booked two buses.”We simply try to help our fellow women,” says Laila Shah, 46, who chairs the association. She believes that men still exert too much control over their wives. “Language and a lack of jobs: these are the issues the women face in this community.” According to the interior ministry just over 10 per cent of the 38,000 women work regularly.The next generation”I would love to see Bangladeshi women smoking and hanging out at night because that would tear stereotypes apart,” says Sahila Mahiuddin, 28. When Sahila speaks passionately, she waves her arms around in the most typical Italian way.Her family raised her as an open-minded woman. When her mother granted her permission to stay out at night, she gave her a simple piece of advice: “Hide from other community members.””Bangladeshis are obsessed with ‘Manush ki bolbe,’ which means ‘What will people say,'” Sahila says. She’s worked as a cultural mediator and insists that this attitude leads to harassment and violence among some couples that is usually covered up.Like many of her fellow second-generation Bangladeshi-Italians, Sahila loves the culture of her family, but cannot stand prejudices and stereotypes. “[The Prophet] Muhammad’s first wife was a skilled merchant, so those men who use religion to justify their sexism are mere opportunists.”She says that things are slowly changing, with Bangladeshi women working as caregivers, cultural mediators, waitresses and even as hairdressers.Today, the rebellious years of fighting her mother are behind her. She graduated from La Sapienza University, got married to a Bangladeshi man and now works in a fiscal advisory service.But her feelings haven’t changed: “When I think about my future as a mother, I just want my children to be as free as they can.”last_img read more