Scotland blazes trail with law on free period products
CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-11-27 09:14Scotland has made history as its parliament passed unanimously a bill to tackle "period poverty".The period products bill voted into law on Tuesday means Scottish educational institutions and local authorities must provide free tampons and sanitary pads in public toilets, the BBC reported."Proud to vote for this groundbreaking legislation," Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted, calling it "an important policy for women and girls".Scottish Labour legislator Monica Lennon, who has campaigned for the legislation since 2017, said: "This is a land...
Robertson 'fit and ready' for Liverpool's trip to Leicester after Scotland injury scare
Andy Robertson says he is fit to play for Liverpool in their top-of-the-table clash with Leicester City on Sunday after a gruelling international break.The Scottish left-back had been fighting a hamstring niggle but helped his country qualify for Euro 2020 with a historic win over Serbia.Robertson’s absence from Scotland’s squad in their following game against Slovakia raised concerns about his fitness but he returned for the defeat to Israel, and he says he only missed the second game as a precaution."Yeah, I feel fit, feel ready to go," Robertson told Liverpool’s official website. "I think I...
Scotland Qualifies For Its First International Tournament Since 1998
Scotland is qualified for next summer’s UEFA European Football Championship tournament. For the Scots, it’s their first Euro appearance since the 1996 Euro. In addition, they’re in their first major competition since the 1998 World Cup.It’s been a rough 22 years for the national team. Failing to qualify for ten international competitions has been very painful to deal with. The wait is finally over and the Scots ought to be proud of putting an end to their drought. Scotland would defeat Serbia in a play-off match to officially qualify. The Scots prevailed 5-4 via a penalty shootout after the ma...
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Karla Peterson: New season of 'The Crown' is packed with TV riches
As soon as the rain hit the pavement last weekend, my heart lit up. I was born and raised in Southern California, but nothing makes me happier than a day when my native land looks totally unlike its usual sunny self.For me, rain means it’s time for hot tea and a warm(ish) sweater. It means Mother Nature is washing my car and the heat-seeking cat is coming back to my lap. Most importantly, rain means winter and winter means it’s time for “The Crown.”Since the show’s debut in November 2016, the change in seasons has meant the arrival of “The Crown,” the Netflix series about the life and turbulen...
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Man Utd midfielder Scott McTominay happy at the back for Scotland
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is happy playing at the back for Scotland.McTominay has been regularly deployed on the right side of a back three by national team boss Steve Clarke, in contrast to his box-to-box midfield role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.He said: “Before, whenever the manager of Scotland asked me if it was a role I was comfortable with, I was like: 'Of course'. Whatever the manager asks you to do, you do," he said.“But I could not remember the last time I played there, which I said to him, but it's a different role I'm enjoying.“We have a big game coming up and ...
'My hamstring had seized!' - Robertson's penalty relief as Scotland end 23-year wait with Euro qualification
Scotland captain Andy Robertson revealed he was next in line for a penalty but was struggling with a hamstring complaint as his country edged past Serbia for a spot in Euro 2020 on Thursday.Steve Clarke's side had taken the lead in the 52nd minute through Ryan Christie but Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic equalised for Serbia in injury time.The two sides could then not be split in extra-time as the qualifier was forced to a shootout with Scotland converting all five of their efforts before Aleksandar Mitrovic was denied by David Marshall.Robertson was next in line to take a spot-kick had Mitrovi...
New on DVD: Geraldine Viswanathan's charm is a fine art in 'Broken Hearts Gallery'
A heartbroken heroine whose down-in-the-dumps vibe is transcended by her spirit tops the new DVD releases for the week of Nov. 17.“The Broken Hearts Gallery”: After a rough breakup, Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan) spirals into slob territory. One night, she drunkenly gets into a man’s car, mistaking him for her rideshare app driver. As is rom-com law, she later randomly runs into the man, Nick (Dacre Montgomery), who plans to open a boutique hotel. Lucy has the idea to use part of the hotel as a museum dedicated to heartbreak, and the two begin a creative partnership.The script, written by direct...
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Dalglish backs Robertson to help drive Scotland to Euro 2020 glory
Andy Robertson can help propel Scotland to a first major tournament for over two decades when he leads his nation out against Serbia this week, according to Kenny Dalglish.The Liverpool defender sits on the cusp of helping Steve Clarke's team achieve history, with a place at Euro 2020 at stake when they face off behind closed doors with Ljubiaa Tumbakovic's team on November 12.Scotland have not reached the finals of a major knockout competition since they made it to the 1998 World Cup in France, but now face their best shot for years in Belgrade as the November international break gets underwa...
Sir Sean Connery fans want Edinburgh Airport to be renamed in his honour
Sir Sean Connery fans want to see Edinburgh Airport renamed in the late actor’s honour.The iconic James Bond actor - who was the first to play 007 on the big screen - passed away at the age of 90 over the weekend, and fans have now begun a petition for the airport in the city of Edinburgh, where he spent most of his younger years, to be renamed to honour his legacy.Connery was born in Fountainbridge, Scotland, but had spent years growing up in the Scottish capital.According to a Change.org petition, fans want to see the airport renamed to Sir Sean Connery Airport, and as of the time of writing...
Lewis Capaldi says fame has made him self-conscious
Lewis Capaldi is more self-conscious about who he dates because of fame.The ‘Someone You Loved’ hitmaker confessed that stardom has made finding a relationship more difficult and has made him wary of potential partners.The songwriter also revealed that his ideal date would involve treats at the pub with a hangover.Lewis Capaldi has been challenged by Peperami Chicken Bites to find love at first bite, taking part in a unique dating experience that matches the superstar with singletons, based on food preference alone.