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12 Sport August 1 2022 | World and Press In a first, women are in line to referee at the men’s World Cup SOCCER • GENDER FIFA announced that its field of 129 referees and video match officials will include six women. By Des Bieler ryn Nesbitt from the United States. FIFA’s slate of 24 video officials did not include any women. 3 It’s not a certainty that all of the women will work matches in Qatar. The 129 candidates must go through a final vetting process in the lead-up to the World Cup, which starts Nov. 21. “Each match official will be carefully monitored in the next months with a final assessment on technical, physical, and medical aspects to be made shortly before the World Cup,” FIFA Director of Refereeing Massimo Busacca said in a statement, “in order to have them in the best conditions when the ball starts rolling in Qatar.” … 4 The 2020 MLS Assistant Ref- 0 – 1 IN A FIRSTerstmals — to be in line to do an der Reihe sein zu tun — to referee “Æref´r"i…‘; s.w.u. to officiate “´"fISieIt‘ pfeifen (ein Fußballspiel leiten) — field of referees Schiedsrichteraufgebot — video match official Videoschiedsrichter(in) — governing body Dachverband — to conclude “k´n"klu…d‘ abschließen — deployment Einsatz — chairman Vorsitzender 2 – 3 to tab bestimmen; h.: einteilen — slate Kandidatenliste — vetting process Prüfung — in the lead-up eree of the Year, Nesbitt became the first woman to officiate on the field in a Concacaf qualifying match for the men’s World Cup when she worked a March 2021 game between Canada and Bermuda in Orlando. She also was an assistant referee and a video official during the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, having left a position as an assistant professor of chemistry at Towson University to focus on that tournament and her future as a referee. “It has been an absolute honor to have people say that I’ve become a role model for women,” Nesbitt said last year. 5 Frappart also officiated at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, including as the match referee for the Referee Stéphanie Frappart at the French Cup final on May 7, 2022. | Photo: Picture Alliance/AP 1 FOR the first time in its 92- year history, the men’s World Cup could have some matches officiated by women. FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, announced Thursday that its field of 129 referees and video match officials for this year’s event in Qatar will include six women. “This concludes a long process that began several years ago with the deployment of female referees at FIFA men’s junior and senior tournaments,” Pierluigi Collina, the chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee, said in a statement. “In this way, we clearly emphasize that it is quality that counts for us and not gender.” 2 France’s Stéphanie Frappart, Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga, and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita are on the list of 36 referees. The three women listed among the 69 tabbed for assistant referee duties are Brazil’s Neuza Back, Mexico’s Karen Díaz Medina, and Kathfinal, won by the United States over the Netherlands. Frappart became the first female referee in Ligue 1, France’s top men’s professional league, and she led a predominantly female officiating crew for the 2019 UEFA Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea. In April, she became the first woman to referee the men’s French Cup final, one month after she made history by serving as match referee for a World Cup qualifying contest between Latvia and the Netherlands in Amsterdam. 6 “I would hope that in the future, the selection of elite women’s match officials for important men’s competitions will be perceived as something normal and no longer as sensational,” Collina said Thursday. “They deserve to be at the FIFA World Cup because they constantly perform at a really high level, and that’s the important factor for us.” … © 2022 The WashingtonPost im Vorfeld — to monitor “"mÅnIt´‘ überprüfen — assessment Bewertung — Director of Refereeing Leiter(in) der Schiedsrichterabteilung 4 – 6 MLS = Major League Soccer höchste Spielklasse im nordamerikan. Fußball — to focus on s. konzentrieren auf — role model Vorbild — predominantly “prI"dÅmIn´ntli‘ vorrangig — officiating Schiedsrichter- — Latvia “"lœtvi´‘ Lettland — elite “I"li…t‘ — to be perceived as “p´"si…vd‘ als etw. wahrgenommen werden Continued from page 1 6 One of Johnson’s fellow Conservative Party lawmakers was blunt about the need for change. “We need to have a leader who is unsullied – uncontaminated, if you like – by the mistakes, particularly in the tone of the government as well as some of its actions,” Andrew Mitchell, who served in former Prime Minister David Cameron’s Cabinet, told the BBC. “It needs to be someone clearly with experience. ... I think it does need to be someone who is patently moral and decent and can win back the vast numbers of Conservatives that we know have deserted the party from recent polling and recent [special] elections.” 7 The field of contenders is wide open. It includes Attorney General Suella Braverman, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, and Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi, the chief of the treasury. The former chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and former Health Secretary Sajid Javid – whose near-simultaneous resignations from the Cabinet on Tuesday night started the ball rolling that led to Johnson’s fall – also have their backers. | Photo: Getty Images 8 Although he has promised to be only a caretaker prime minister, analysts say Johnson is likely to use the time before his successor is chosen to try to do damage control and salvage his reputation. “I don’t think Boris knows how to do anything quietly,” Flinders said. “I’m not sure this saga is quite over yet. He isn’t someone who I think could exist beyond the limelight. He won’t want to just be a celebrity. He has always craved attention, status, and respect.” 9 Johnson had survived a noconfidence vote last month but emerged badly bruised after only 211 of 369 Conservative members of Parliament said they wanted to keep him as their party’s leader. The vote gave him protection from a formal internal challenge to his leadership for at least a year but was not enough to keep his own ministers from turning against him in the last few days. 10 “After that vote, he was always on borrowed time,” said John Curtice, a politics professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. “He was the person who was most charismatic and in favor of Brexit in 2016, and his legacy is that he was the one to deliver on it. Beyond that, he leaves personal failure.” 11 Anand Menon, a politics professor at King’s College London, cautioned that it “is too early to start writing the story of Johnson’s legacy.” “He is not perfect. But you can’t write Donald’s Trump legacy based on events ending on Jan. 6,” Menon said, giving a nod to a common comparison between two personalitydriven world leaders known for their bombast and fuzzy relationships with the truth but also their campaign skills and celebrity status. “There’s still more time in which an awful lot could happen that could resurrect him, such as if there – God forbid – is a terrorist attack, or something more dreadful happens in Ukraine, or any number of events,” Menon said. 12 Unlike Trump, who refuses to acknowledge losing an election and has teased that he may run for another term, Johnson appears to have conceded that his time at the top will soon be over. “I want to tell you how sorry I am to be giving up the best job in the world,” the prime minister said from 10 Downing St. as he announced his departure to boos and jeers from protesters outside the gates. “Them’s the breaks.” © 2022 Los Angeles Times. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. fellow … …-Kollege(-in) — blunt unverblümt — unsullied “øn"sølId‘ unbefleckt — uncontaminated “Æønk´n"tœmIneItId‘ unbelastet — if you like wenn Sie so wollen — patently “"peIt´ntli‘ ganz offensichtlich — to desert “dI"z‰…t‘ verlassen — polling “"p´UlIN‘ Umfragen 7 – 8 contender Kandidat(in) — attorney general Justizmi nister(in) — defense secretary Verteidigungsminister(in) — foreign secretary Außenminister(in) — Chancellor of the Exchequer “Iks"tSek´‘ Finanzminister(in) — treasury “"treZ´ri‘ Finanzministerium — near-simultaneous “-ÆsIm´l"teIni´s‘ fast gleichzeitig — backer Anhänger(in) — caretaker … Übergangs… — damage control Schadensbegrenzung — to salvage “"sœlvIdZ‘ retten — limelight Rampenlicht 9 – 10 no-confidence vote Misstrauensvotum — to emerge “I"m‰… dZ‘ daraus hervorgehen — bruised “bru…zd‘ angeschlagen — to turn against s.o. s. von jdm. abwenden — he was on borrowed time seine Tage waren gezählt — Strathclyde “strœT"klaId‘ 11 – 12 to caution “"kO…S´n‘ warnen — to give a nod to auf etw. verweisen — bombast “"bÅmbœst‘ Schwulst; (fig) Getöse — fuzzy unscharf — campaign skills Wahlkampftalent — to resurrect “Ærez´r"ekt‘ auferstehen lassen — God forbid Gott bewahre! — to acknowledge “´k"nÅlIdZ‘ anerkennen — to tease frotzeln — term Amtszeit — to concede “k´n"si…d‘ eingestehen — boos and jeers Buhrufe — Them’s the breaks. So ist das Leben nun mal.

World and Press | August 1 2022 Commonwealth 13 Canada is ready for jubilee party … but other nations aren’t so keen COMMONWEALTH Canada’s enthusiasm sets the country apart among the Commonwealth realms of the Americas. mit Übungsmaterial By Will Pavia, Bernard Lagan, and Valentine Low 1 EVERY MORNINGRobert Finch wakes up thinking about a lapel pin: a small silver badge bearing the emblem of the Canadian Platinum Jubilee. As head of the Monarchist League of Canada, he has been charged by the government with distributing this pin to anyone who wants one, and it turns out that many Canadians do. “We have been absolutely taken aback and overwhelmed with requests for these things,” he said. “We have handed out tens of thousands of them. We have run out. We are scrambling.” … 2 Canadians are ready to party: to plant trees, to drink tea, to hold parades and tattoos. “The Queen is absolutely admired here. Even republicans would probably say they like [her],” Finch said. “We have just emerged from two years of dismal and depressing lockdowns, and now we face a world of economic and geopolitical challenges. If there is a way to celebrate, let’s do it.” 3 This enthusiasm sets Canada apart among the Commonwealth realms of the Americas. Nearly everywhere else, feelings for the crown are lukewarm, if they exist at all. “For Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, and for her 60th, there was a lot of fanfare,” said Peter Espeut, 69, dean of studies at a seminary college in Kingston and a longtime columnist for the Jamaican newspaper ‘The Gleaner’. 4 This time, however, “there’s nothing” in the way of events, he said. “Nothing from the governor general, who is the Queen’s representative.” There is “a vague sentiment now towards republicanism” in Jamaica, only checked by a dearth of trust in the government, he said. “As long as Elizabeth is on the throne, everything will be fine, but once she dies, if Charles ascends the throne, that’s A corgi parade in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in Ottawa, Canada, on May 22, 2022. | Photo: Picture Alliance where the antipathy will increase because Charles is quite a character.” 5 Philip Murphy, director of history and policy at the Institute of Historical Research in London, said that attitudes to the monarchy in the Caribbean had changed considerably since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. “As late as 2018, the joke was that the Caribbean leaders came up with a lot of talk about moving to a republic but never do anything about it. But since Barbados became a republic, it has given a huge momentum to the republican movement across the region.” 6 Natasha Lightfoot is a historian at Columbia University with family ties to Antigua. She said the growing campaign for repa- rations for slavery had “created a groundswell” that may have bolstered a tendency to associate the royal family “with ill-gotten wealth” at a time when the economy of the region has suffered badly from years of catastrophic storms and the pandemic. Diana, Princess of Wales, a regular visitor to Antigua, “was the royal who got the most love”, she said. There is even a beach named after her. “Now the monarchy looks out of touch.” … 7 Henry Charles Usher, a minister in the Belize government whose portfolio includes constitutional and political reform, said that although “there is still an affection for the royal family”, the government would not be holding any events to mark the jubilee. He is overseeing a commission that will ask Belizeans how they feel “about becoming a republic, about removing the sovereign as head of state”. He said: “Some difficult choices have to be made.” 8 In some nations, there was more indifference than hostility. “We are more concerned with local and regional politics, and probably even more with US politics because that’s where we get our television from,” Nigel Mathlin, founder of the news site NOW Grenada, said. On St Kitts and Nevis, Cameron Gill, a senior lecturer at Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, said most people were focused on forthcoming elections, but even without that, “with the current discussion of reparations, I don’t think the government would really want to be putting on jubilee activities”. 9 He said the Duke of Sussex was probably the most popular member of the royal family there. “I remember a few years ago he visited St Kitts and Nevis. I was teaching in a secondary school | Infographic: Statista and the students were extremely excited.” Harry is “married to a mixed-race woman … he speaks very openly about his mental health issues, he’s someone who has served in a dangerous military campaign”, he said. He felt that “the separation between him and the royal family may be a missed opportunity”. 10 In Australia and New Zealand, there is little evidence of enthusiasm for the jubilee. In both countries, republican leaders believe that when the Prince of Wales accedes to the throne, it will set off a wave of support to end constitutional ties with Britain. “There is no doubt we will get a surge of momentum from the moment Prince Charles takes the throne,” Peter FitzSimons, the former rugby international who is head of the Australian Republic Movement, said. “We’re already getting a certain surge because every time that Prince Charles pops up in her place, it is an indication that her reign is getting into deeper and deeper twilight.” Continued on page 16 0 – 1 JUBILEE “"dZu…bIli…‘ Jubiläum; s.w.u. Platinum Jubilee “"plœtIn´m‘ h.: 70-jähriges Thronjubiläum — enthusiasm “In"Tju… ziœz´m‘ — to set o.s. apart among s.o. s. von jdm. abheben — realm “relm‘ Staat — lapel pin “l´"pel‘ Anstecknadel — to bear tragen — to distribute “dI"strIbju…t‘ verteilen — taken aback sprachlos — to scramble “"skrœmb´l‘ h.: hektisch suchen 2 – 3 tattoo Musikparade; Zapfenstreich — dismal “"dIzm´l‘ düster — lukewarm “Ælu…k"wO…m‘ halbherzig — fanfare “"fœnfe´‘ Tamtam — seminary college theologisches College 4 governor general Generalgouverneur(in) — vague “veIg‘ schwach; leicht — sentiment Stimmung — republicanism Eintreten für ein republikan. Verfassung — dearth “d‰…T‘ Mangel — to ascend the throne “´"send‘; s.w.u. to accede to the throne “´k"si…d‘ den Thron besteigen — antipathy “œn"tIp´Ti‘ Abneigung — he’s quite a character der ist vielleicht ’ne Type 5 – 6 Caribbean “ÆkœrI"bi…´n‘ Karibik — considerably “k´n"sI d´r´bli‘ erheblich — momentum “m´"ment´m‘ Impuls — historian Historiker(in) — family ties familiäre Bindung — reparations Wiedergutmachung — slavery Sklaverei — groundswell “"graUndswel‘ (fig) Bewegung — to bolster verstärken — tendency Trend — to associate assoziieren — ill-gotten unrechtmäßig erworben — out of touch realitätsfern 7 – 8 portfolio Geschäftsbereich — constitutional reform “ÆkÅnstI"tju…S´n´l‘ Verfassungsreform (c. verfassungsrechtlich) — affection Zuneigung — to oversee leiten — sovereign “"sÅv´rIn‘ Souverän(in) — head of state Staatsoberhaupt — indifference “In"dIf´r´ns‘ Gleichgültigkeit — hostility “hÅs"tIl´ti‘ Feindseligkeit — to be concerned with s. mit etw. befassen — senior lecturer “"lektS´r´‘ Hochschuldozent(in) — forthcoming bevorstehend 9 – 10 duke Herzog — secondary school weiterführende Schule — mixed-race mit Eltern unterschiedl. Hautfarbe — mental health psychische Gesundheit — separation Trennung — evidence “"evId´ns‘ Anzeichen — surge “s‰…dZ‘ starke Zunahme — international Nationalspieler(in) — to pop up auftauchen — indication Anzeichen — reign “reIn‘ Regentschaft — twilight “"twaIlaIt‘ Dämmerung; (fig) Ende

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