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KNVB starts pilot with woman in the first team of the Frisian amateur club
The KNVB will start a pilot this season, in which a woman will be granted a dispensation to play in the first team of an amateur club in men's football. Until now, women have been allowed to play only with youth team boys and men teams in senior category B (reserve teams from the fourth division and below).
"The KNVB stands for diversity and equality. We believe that there should be room for everyone in football in every way," said Art Langeler, director of football development at the KNVB. "In addition, in these cases there is a nice sporting challenge that we do not want to block."
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Missing sailors rescued from Pacific island thanks to SOS in sand
On the small uninhabited island of Pikelot in the Pacific, three missing sailors were found in good health on Sunday. They had written in large letters "SOS" in the sand and that message was noticed by Australian and American planes, the Australian Department of Defense reports in a statement Monday.
Sailors write 'SOS' in sand and are rescued from a desert island
Beekse Bergen is looking for a name for rare lowland gorilla
The rare western lowland gorilla born in Beekse Bergen two weeks ago is a boy, the safari park announced on Facebook on Tuesday. The caregivers still have doubts about what name they will give him. Under the message you can let us know which name of the following five you like the most: Moos, Atu, Mazi, Gombe or Nelson.
United Kingdom stops with 'racist' algorithm on visa application
The UK Home Office will stop using an algorithm to help make decisions about visa applications, the BBC writes . The system automatically processed information provided by visa applicants and color-coded each applicant - green, orange or red.
In addition, according to human rights organizations, the ministry maintains a "secret list of suspected nationalities". These nationalities would automatically have received a red rating, which considerably reduced the chance of a visa. The ministry looked at the tool and said it was "safer and more streamlined", but did not respond to the allegations.
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Basketball player LeBron James writes children's book based on his own poem
LeBron James releases his first children's book on August 11. The 35-year-old basketball player and father of three based I Promise on a poem he wrote earlier, TMZ reports .
The book contains motivational and rhyming texts. The title is inspired by the eponymous I Promise school for young people with learning difficulties, which the basketball player opened with his foundation in 2018 in the American state of Ohio.
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