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Avalanche Bedevil Devils, 3-2

By on November 18, 2019

first_imgNEWARK, N.J. — One flick of Matt Duchene’s wrist created feelings of confidence within the Colorado Avalanche, and left the New Jersey Devils despondent.Duchene’s tie-breaking goal with 2:53 left in the third period powered the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 15.“(Daniel Briere) created that whole last play,” said Duchene, who tapped a loose puck past Cory Schneider for the game-winning goal. “I was Johnny on the spot.”John Mitchell and Erik Johnson also for scored Colorado. The Avalanche finished its swing through the New York City metropolitan region with a 2-1-0 mark. The Avalanche are 3-5-3 on the road this season, and 6-8-5 overall.“I see it coming back,” Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said about his team’s confidence. “Our guys are competing really well in our practice and…I think it shows in our game.”Semyon Varlamov stopped 23-of-25 shots in his third straight start. Eric Gelinas and Martin Havlat scored for New Jersey, which saw its two game-winning streak end. They fell to 8-8-2.“It wasn’t good. I think it felt like one we should have won 2-1,” Mike Cammalleri said. “It wasn’t a good result.”Schneider made 27 saves in a losing effort. Schneider has started all 18 games for the Devils this season, and owns the franchise’s second longest streak of games started by a goaltender to open a season. Martin Brodeur’s 19 straight starts from Oct. 6-Nov. 2, 2001 is the franchise record.His workload has become a topic of conversation around the Devils, but Pete DeBoer dismissed any notion that Schneider is tired.“I thought he was excellent,” DeBoer said. “He let in two goals. I thought he was good. I didn’t think fatigue was an issue. He looked good all night. This one’s not on him.”Deadlocked 1-1 entering the third, both New Jersey and Colorado received goals from defensemen. Gelinas put the Devils ahead 2-1 with a quick shot off an offensive zone face off that cleanly beat the Vezina Trophy finalist.However, Johnson drew the Avalanche even at 2-2 with an unassisted off-wing shot that rolled through Schneider at 12:30.“We were in good position, made one mistake and it cost us in the end,” Schneider said. “I’ve (stopped) that move a hundred times and that one squeaks in. Just a mistake.”The game remained tied until Duchene’s game-winner — his sixth of the year.“(Briere) got the puck deep and was able to maintain it,” Duchene said. “We came in and we were able to force a turnover at the blue line and just keep the pressure on until they broke down.”Havlat opened the scoring 2:04 into the game with a one-timer of a rebound that Varlamov couldn’t control. But the lead was short-lived as Mitchell tied the game six minutes after Havlat’s goal with a goalmouth tap-in.That was all the scoring either team could muster in the first two periods as the game was tight-checking, and the goaltenders were strong when tested.Schneider gloved Marc-Andre Cliche’s odd-man rush drive 2:25 into the second, while Varlamov swallowed Gelinas’ slap shot with 8:54 remaining in the period.Both Schneider and Varlamov were aided by their penalty kill units. New Jersey killed both of Colorado’s opportunities —including a four minute minor midway through the second when Gelinas was called for high-sticking Cliche —with the man advantage, and have killed 10 straight power plays. Colorado repaid the favor as they killed both of New Jersey’s power plays.The Devils have only scored one power play goal in their last 21 opportunities dating back to Nov. 4.“(The penalty kill) was very good,” DeBoer said. “We have to keep building on that. (The) power play has been a little bit of an issue. That’s something that we have to get better at. We could have used a power play goal. That would have been the difference (and) we couldn’t find one.”(DENIS GORMAN)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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NBA debut in India: Sacramento Kings, Indiana pacers to play pre-season games in Mumbai

By on November 16, 2019

first_imgThe first-ever matches of the popular National Basketball Association in India will be hosted by Mumbai’s NSCI Dome in Worli in October 2019, the NBA announced on Thursday.Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers will play two pre-season games – The NBA India Games 2019 – on October 4 and 5. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco made the announcement in Mumbai earlier in the day.”We are proud to be the first global sports league to bring games of this scale to India. The NBA and basketball have never been more popular in India, and fans will get to enjoy world-class showcases for our sport between two exciting teams in the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers,” Colaco said, as quoted by the PTI.In addition to the games, the league and its partners would conduct interactive fan activities, Jr NBA youth basketball programming and NBA Cares community outreach events.”Our inaugural NBA India Games will help further untap the enormous basketball potential in a country with a thriving sports culture and a growing, young and engaged population. We thank the Kings and Pacers organisations for participating in this historic event,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.The Kings, under the leadership of the NBA’s first Indian-born majority owner and Mumbai native Vivek Ranadive, currently features 2018 No. 2 overall draft pick Marvin Bagley III, 2017 No. 5 overall draft pick De’Aaron Fox and 2016 No. 6 overall draft pick Buddy Hield (Bahamas).The Pacers roster currently features 2018 NBA All- Star Victor Oladipo, 2016 NBA All-Rookie second team member Myles Turner and 2016 No. 11 overall draft pick Domantas Sabonis (Lithuania).Ranadive said his team is looking forward to playing in the first NBA games in India.advertisement”The Sacramento Kings are proud to be playing in the first NBA games ever held in India. As an Indian-American, it is an honour to help bring this historic moment to the country where I was raised,” said Ranadive.last_img read more

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My bowling is not beautiful but I don’t care: Romanian cricketer Pavel Florin

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first_imgRomania cricketer Pavel Florin has become the new talk of the town on social media after videos of the spin bowler went viral on the internet with his unusual bowling action leaving everybody in splits.Florin’s action is so unique that people started sharing videos of his bowling in a European T10 Cricket League match between Dreux Cricket Club and Florin’s team Cluj Cricket Club.Florin’s deliveries ended up being so loopy that batsmen had to wait for an eternity before the ball arrived in their arc.Pavel though, is not at all concerned about what is being written about him on social media or what people think of his bowling action. The online ridicule is something which Florin is least bothered about because of his love for the sport.”Maybe someone says my bowling is not beautiful or not effective, but I don’t care, because I love cricket. It’s not beautiful, I know, everybody says it, but I’m a slow bowler,” Florin was quoted as saying by the European Cricket League.Florin also received support from former cricketers Dmitri Mascarenhas and spin legend Shane Warne, who also offered to help Florin and the tournament.”This is the first born & bred Romanian playing cricket. We should be celebrating this amazing achievement. A lot of hard work by some brilliant people have made this happen. Let’s just watch and celebrate this truly awesome tournament,” Mascarenhas tweeted.”My bowling is not beautiful. But I don’t care, because I love cricket” Cluj Cricket Club Player President, Pavel Florin Representing his club at the Champions League of European cricket. pic.twitter.com/E1SRQb7qUradvertisementDimi Mascarenhas (@dimimascarenhas) July 30, 2019″Agree 100% ! Cricket is a beautiful game. Well done and congrats to everyone who made this happen. I would love to check this tournament out next year & help out, if you need a helping hand then hit me up ! Congrats again,” Warner replied to Mascarenhas’s tweet.Agree 100% ! Cricket is a beautiful game. Well done and congrats to everyone who made this happen. I would love to check this tournament out next year & help out, if you need a helping hand then hit me up ! Congrats again https://t.co/vgjMwJ5S0AShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) July 30, 2019The European T10 Cricket League comprises of 8 teams divided into 2 groups and is being played over 4 days from July 29-31 at the La Manga Cricket Club in Cartagena, Spain.Also Read | Pavel Florin’s hilarous bowling action will leave you in splits: Watchlast_img read more

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Why Liverpool don’t need a Lukaku or Kane

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first_imgLiverpool Why a Kane, Lukaku or classic No.9 wouldn’t work for Liverpool Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 15:30 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Lukaku Firmino Kane Split Pic Getty Images Liverpool Premier League Harry Kane Romelu Lukaku Morata Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur Opinion The Tottenham ace is a phenomenal striker and the Belgian has been superb for Man United, but Roberto Firmino is the ideal forward for the Reds Pep Guardiola delivered it as a compliment to a striker proving himself one of the game’s premier finishers, but Mauricio Pochettino deemed it disrespectful towards Tottenham.When the Manchester City manager chose to describe the north Londoners as the “Harry Kane team”, he felt he was saluting the England international’s exceptional goalscoring form, but the Argentine was offended and his irritation was understandable.Spurs 8/1 to beat Liverpool 2-1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Harry Kane TottenhamSpurs are not all about the 24-year-old; they are progressive, well-coached, uncharitable in defence, possess incredible balance, have a clear identity, can count on the creativity of Christian Eriksen, are the envy of many for having Dele Alli and the list goes on…But there is no denying that they are heavily reliant on Kane – he is responsible for 50 per cent of his side’s combined goals this term in the Premier League and Champions League.As the forward prepares to counter the trend of failing to find the net in his top-flight appearances at home against Liverpool, plenty will be wondering if Sunday’s opponents would be better off if they had him or another classic No.9 – like Romelu Lukaku – up front, rather than Roberto Firmino.Jurgen Klopp certainly won’t be among those. The Merseysiders have purposefully moved away from being overly dependent on one player in attack, having learnt from leaning too much on Daniel Sturridge in the past, only to look completely defunct in his absences through injury.HD Roberto Firmino mainThere is more collective responsibility in front of the sticks for Liverpool, domestically and on the continent: Mohamed Salah has contributed 30% of their goals, Firmino 22%, Philippe Coutinho 17%, with Sadio Mane on 13%.Salah 13/8 to score v SpursGuardiola couldn’t refer to the Reds by singling out a player and, in fact, his assessment of them has been glowing: “They attack the back four with so many players, from almost anywhere on the pitch. They have an intensity with the ball and without the ball, and it is not easy to do that. I don’t think there is another team in the world attacking in this way with so many players capable of launching moves in an instant.”Even following City’s 5-0 victory in September, aided by Mane’s 37th-minute red card at the Etihad, the Spaniard admitted: “At 11 v 11, the game was equal. They attacked a lot in the channels with runs in behind. They are so fast with Mane and Salah. They have top, top players and, with Roberto Firmino and his quality, they created problems.”Liverpool are able to swarm and overwhelm opponents precisely because of their forward options – they are fluid, complement each other and are proactive. They make things happen rather than wait for moments to affect the game.Roberto Firmino Sadio Mane Mohamed SalahWith all the talk of the club needing a classic No.9, it has perhaps evaded the memory that they attempted to go the traditional route in recent years with no great success.Andy Carroll arrived in January 2011 for £35 million – a club-record fee that was only surpassed with the purchase of Salah this summer – touted as England’s next great centre-forward.Rickie Lambert joined from Southampton three years ago on the back of a fine 2013-14 campaign in which only Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney had matched him in recording double figures for both goals and assists.Mario Balotelli was signed in the same window and, while his previous behavioural problems may have marked him out as a risk, he had the very traits many external voices felt Liverpool needed to deal with deep defences.Then, in July 2015, Brendan Rodgers succumbed to ‘Plan B’ pressures and veered from his blueprint to make Christian Benteke the main man at Anfield in a squad that was stylistically at odds with the Belgian’s strengths.None of these additions – all different but essentially more classical candidates to lead the line – worked because they altered the very essence of the fluent, fast, assertive football the club subscribes to and their core players are geared for.GFX Roberto Firmino“We are not a team that can play with a striker who scores a goal but is not involved in the game for the other 89 minutes,” Klopp said of Benteke, now at Crystal Palace, after he struck the winner against Leicester in December 2016. “We need the striker for the other options, too – to work for the other minutes.”That summary is exactly why Firmino – who joined Liverpool 16 days before Benteke as a compromise so the transfer committee and manager could get their respective priority targets – is so difficult to usurp as the reference point for the club’s attack.He is always an option, is primed to steal possession, creates space effortlessly and is cerebral.“With Roberto Firmino, people say he does not score enough,” a bewildered Klopp told Goal in pre-season. “What?! He is the best player without scoring with how well he reads the game for the benefit of others. Outstanding!”Those who choose to view the Brazil international solely through the goals column misunderstand his role and Liverpool’s template. He is their “important player, connecting player, finisher, fighter and first defender.”Romelu Lukaku, Roberto Firmino splitFirmino has netted six goals for Liverpool this season, with three assists. In the top flight and Champions League, he has carved out 22 chances, had 482 touches, made 166 final-third passes and contributed 11 tackles – bar successful strikes, he outperforms Kane, Lukaku and Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata at everything else.His job is not just to find the back of the net, but to ensure those around him do too. He is not just offensive; he has to be obstructive from the front.Prior to Tuesday’s 7-0 annihilation of Maribor, the discussion around Liverpool requiring a 25-goal striker was amplified as they created much but converted little during a run of one victory in eight games.James Milner Roberto Firmino Philippe Coutinho Liverpool MariborRobbie Fowler, who netted 183 for the Anfield side to put him sixth in their all-time most prolific list, labelled such a narrative “fashionable”.He felt the theme had swung from a vulnerable defence to the decision not to sign a certified scoring machine purely based on results rather than performances and the fact that his former club were doing everything but apply the finishing touch to their otherwise positive play.Forwards go through these periods – as Kane himself has experienced in the month of August where 13 league appearances and 44 shots have rendered zero goals – so Fowler was convinced “it will definitely turn” and “pretty soon, I think we’ll be talking about the good things Liverpool are doing and how great they are going forward as opposed to ‘oh, they’ve created so much again without scoring enough.’”The attacking rebirth arrived at Maribor and will need to continue against Tottenham and beyond. Of the last 25 goals scored in league games between Liverpool and Spurs, 21 have come from the Reds.You don’t need a traditional centre-forward to be exceptional in attack, you need the right fit: Kane and Lukaku are quintessential for their respective clubs but Firmino is too. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Video: Kansas Football Just Found The Worst Way To Lose A Game Ever

By on October 27, 2019

first_imgKansas playing South Dakota State.Twitter/@lukezimKansas is not very good at football. That much is true. Many picked the Jayhawks to lose to FCS power South Dakota State, and lose they did. The Jayhawks actually held it close until the end, with a chance to win the game on the final play. That…did not quite work out. In an attempt to spike the ball, quarterback Montell Cozart fumbled the snap, recovered it but was ruled down, and then attempted to spike the ball from the ground. He tried to quickly take another snap and spike, but the clock ran out before the Jayhawks could run a play.We’re sorry, KU fans, but here is the video, via SB Nation’s Luke Zimmermann.Not like this, Kansas pic.twitter.com/W4LQB07AKH— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) September 5, 2015Basketball season is closer than you think, Jayhawks.last_img read more

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Port of Tauranga Makes Way for Large Ships

By on October 24, 2019

first_imgzoom Freight and logistics management company Kotahi and New Zealand’s freight gateway Port of Tauranga have struck a strategic ten-year freight alliance.Port of Tauranga, New ZealandThis, along with a separate long-term agreement between Kotahi and Maersk Line, will deliver a ‘step-change’ for New Zealand’s $83.3bn  international trade sector.“New Zealand doesn’t have a big ship capable port, and now is the right time for key players to work together to build a capability within New Zealand to receive these large vessels with all the efficiencies they will bring to New Zealand. These ships will ensure New Zealand does not become a spoke to the larger hubs across the Tasman, which would add 7-10 days to export transit times,” Kotahi Chief Executive Chris Greenough said.The new arrangements are founded on the following:• Kotahi has committed to provide up to 1.8 million TEU export cargo containers to the Port of Tauranga over the next 10 years, commencing  August 1, 2014;• Kotahi has committed significant export cargo to Timaru Container Terminal (TCTS), for the next 10 years commencing  August 1, 2014;• The Port of Tauranga has committed to investment in infrastructure to enable visits from the larger 6,500 TEU container ships within the next few years;• Port of Tauranga will, subject to certain conditions, issue shares to Kotahi and Kotahi will take a stake in TCTS; and• Kotahi has committed to provide up to 2.5 million TEU export cargo containers to Maersk Line for the next 10 years, commencing  August 1, 2014.Port of Tauranga Chief Executive Mark Cairns said: “The agreement with Kotahi will be immediately earnings accretive for Port of Tauranga and will transform the New Zealand supply chain.“The cargo commitments give Port of Tauranga the certainty to proceed with the infrastructure to accommodate the 6,500 TEU ships. This will in turn spur the development of New Zealand’s coastal shipping industry as freight consolidates on Port of Tauranga as a hub port for the country.”Maersk Line New Zealand Managing Director Gerard Morrison said: “Maersk Line has committed to introducing a new 4,500 TEU service from October 2014, to Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia, to provide additional capacity, and complement, the current Northern Star and Southern Star services.We now have a clear path to work on the introduction of Maersk Line’s 6,500 TEU vessels to New Zealand. These ships are significantly more fuel efficient on a per-container basis and will reduce the carbon footprint of the ocean freight component of New Zealand exports by approximately 22% per container unit, compared to the existing New Zealand industry average.”Press Release; June 26, 2014last_img read more

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Ottawa to let chiefs review draft First Nation education legislation before tabling

By on October 14, 2019

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National News OTTAWA–The Harper government is planning to allow First Nations leaders to study proposed legislation governing on-reserve education before tabling it in the House of Commons, APTN National News has learned.Aboriginal Affairs is expected to release a discussion paper this week on their consultation plans around the proposed First Nations K to 12 education legislation. The paper could be released as early as Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the file said on condition of anonymity.The move by Ottawa to allow First Nations leaders view and provide input on a draft of the legislation could go a long way in attracting buy-in from chiefs who’ve rejected the idea outright.Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan’s office issued an emailed statement to APTN National News saying no details would be provided until the official announcement. The minister’s office did not directly respond to a question on whether chiefs would get a look at the draft of the legislation.“As we’ve stated, we are committed to intensive consultation,” said Duncan’s spokesperson Jan O’Driscoll.Duncan has been meeting directly with First Nations leaders on education since September.Chiefs from treaty nations in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have opposed plans for legislation saying education is a treaty right that Ottawa has failed to respect.The chiefs also passed resolutions at a special education gathering earlier this fall and at last week’s special chiefs assembly against the legislation. It was widely believed that Duncan would follow the Harper government’s recent pattern and table the legislation as a done deal.The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo faced criticism from some quarters after he met with Duncan following last week’s chiefs gathering to discuss education.  The head of the chief’s committee on education, Nova Scotia regional Chief Morley Googoo, also attended the meeting. The meeting was requested by chiefs on the AFN’s education committee.The chiefs, however, indicated earlier this year they would consider supporting it if they got a good look at the draft before it hit parliament.This past July, during the Assembly of First Nation’s annual gathering in Toronto which re-elected Shawn Atleo, chiefs passed a resolution calling on the government to first get approval from chiefs for the legislation before it tabling it in the House of Commons.The issue has been extremely contentious and chiefs from Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec recently withdrew from participating on a blue-ribbon education panel endorsed by Ottawa and the AFN. The panel’s recommendations were to form part of the basis for the legislation.jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

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BC Hydro looking for volunteers to help manage 20 million agriculture fund

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgThe regional decision-making board will be responsible for disbursement of the fund. Members are expected to be selected in the spring.For more information on the fund and how to apply for one of the four member-at-large positions, please visit www.sitecproject.com/AgFund. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is looking for area agriculture producers to sit on a board that will manage the Site C Agricultural Mitigation and Compensation Plan.The $20 million fund will support agricultural production and agrifoods initiatives in the B.C. Peace.Implementation of the fund will begin this year, starting with the formation of a 10-member funding board comprised of six appointees of regional agricultural associations or the Peace River Regional District, three members-at-large who are agricultural producers living in the Peace Region and one member who is a Peace River Valley agricultural producer.last_img read more

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Three extortionists arrested

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday said that they have arrested three persons who were involved in an extortion case in the West Delhi area.The law enforcement agency stated that one of the accused was the victim’s friend who in the greed of money passed information to other accused. Police identified the accused as Gurpal (29), Jaspreet (38), Banny Singh (24). Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that on April 21, the complaint alleged that he received a ransom call demanding rupees 20 lakhs. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe caller further threatened him that if the extortion money is not paid, his family will be eliminated. On the intervening night of April 20-21, someone fired two rounds outside the house of the complainant to pressurize him to pay the ransom money. DCP West said that on the basis of secret information and after the interrogation of about 60 suspects Gurpal, who had fired outside the house of the complainant was arrested. At his instance, co-accused Jaspreet who made the ransom call to the complainant and Banny Singh, who leaked the information of complainant to accused persons were also arrested. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarPolice said that the accused persons disclosed that the information was leaked to them by one Banny Singh, who was a close friend of the complainant. “Banny Singh informed them that complainant Navdeep Singh is earning a lot of money and upon easy pressure, he can pay them money, without informing the police,” DCP said. They hatched a conspiracy and arranged a mobile SIM of Odisha on forged ID and old second-hand mobile to make the ransom call. Jaspreet using a voice changing application made a ransom call to the complainant and demanded rupees 20 lakhs.last_img read more

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Egypt sets date for new trial of Brotherhood chief

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first_imgCAIRO: An Egyptian court has set December 9 for the Muslim Brotherhood chief and senior officials of the movement to face trial on new incitement charges, judicial sources said on Sunday.Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and other leaders of the Islamist grouping including Essam al-Erian and Mohammed al-Beltagui face charges of inciting violence in the Cairo neighbourhood of Bahr al-Aazam that led to deadly clashes in July.Badie and his two deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi in a separate trial already face other charges related to the deaths of protesters who stormed the Brotherhood’s Cairo headquarters on June 30. In October, the original judges presiding over that case recused themselves, citing “reasons of conscience”.The court on Sunday also set December 10 for the trial of former Brotherhood chief Mohammed Mahdi Akef who is accused of insulting the judiciary.The trials are part of a massive crackdown by authorities against the Brotherhood after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.Security forces launched a sweeping crackdown on Morsi’s supporters in August, violently dispersing two protest camps in the capital.More than 1,000 people have been killed since Morsi’s ouster — mainly his supporters — and the authorities have arrested some 2,000 Islamists, including most of the Brotherhood’s leadership.Morsi himself is on trial over his alleged involvement in the deaths of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.At his first hearing on November 4, he rejected the court’s legitimacy and demanded that the “military coup” leaders be prosecuted instead.The army ousted Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, on July 3 after millions of people took to the streets to demand his resignation, accusing him of betraying the revolution that brought him to power.last_img read more

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Displaced people leaving Somalias capital in face of violence – UN

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Some 650 families have reportedly set up temporary shelters at one stop on a road outside of the capital, while another 175 people have reportedly moved from Mogadishu to Baidoa, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.Baidoa was the headquarters of the transitional Government until late last year when, backed by Ethiopian troops, it dislodged Islamist forces from Mogadishu and much of the rest of the war- and drought-ravaged East African country.Somalia has not had a functioning government since the toppling of Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime in 1991. Earlier this month, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Somalia François Lonsény Fall discussed with the International Contact Group, a set of countries and organizations including the UN, the need for reconciliation through an inclusive dialogue between the Somali parties, the proposed deployment of an African Union (AU) peace support mission, and international development aid. 16 February 2007A steady flow of displaced persons is leaving the Somali capital, Mogadishu, to escape insecurity and violence there, the United Nations reported today. read more

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Security Council calls for urgent steps to restore calm in Middle East

By on October 6, 2019

In a statement to the press after a closed-door briefing by Ibrahim Gambari, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, the Council also called for the release those who have been kidnapped.In his briefing, Mr. Gambari also expressed deep concern over the situation. “Israel’s violent incursion – as well as the Palestinian actions carried out in response – risk destabilizing even further the already tense situation in the Middle East,” he told the Council.He said the violence occurred as news spread of Israeli forces attacking a prison compound in Jericho and taking into custody, among many other prisoners, Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who had been accused of involvement in the 2001 murder of an Israeli minister.The Israeli operation, which lasted about 10 hours, took place after the United States and United Kingdom withdrew monitors from the prison. They left today in response to a statement by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas indicating that he would consider releasing Mr. Saadat under certain conditions.In the ensuing protests, at least seven foreigners in the West Bank and Gaza were kidnapped by militants, though several were subsequently released.One PFLP gunman was killed in a clash with Palestinian police trying to prevent the kidnappings, Mr. Gambari said. PFLP militants and other protesters set fire to the British Council, stormed the building used by the European Commission and attacked a British facility in Ramallah.He said the UN has evacuated nearly all international staff from Gaza, restricting staff movement in the West Bank, and other international organizations have taken similar measures. read more

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Clippers hammer Bulls in hot dog haven

By on September 28, 2019

The Columbus Clippers salvaged a 2-2 series-split with a 5-1 victory over the Durham Bulls at Huntington Park on Monday night. A crowd of 9,271 was in attendance for Dime-a-Dog night at Huntington Park which featured 10-cent Sugardale hot dogs. The total number of hotdogs sold in the park was 24,873, nearly three hot dogs per person. Monday’s game also featured Ohio State basketball player Mark Titus throwing out the first pitch. Titus has gained recognition for his “Club Trillion” blog. While there were rain showers throughout the day, game time conditions were fair as the rain stopped and temperatures were in the low 60s. The game began with four innings of scoreless baseball, which was uncharacteristic of a matchup that featured two teams that led the International League in runs scored and batting average. Clippers pitcher Mike Gosling pitched 6.1 innings of shutout baseball before being relieved. Before the game, Gosling announced that this would be his final start as he is retiring to spend more time with his family. Gosling allowed five hits and one walk, while striking out five. Gosling featured a fastball in the upper 80s and kept the hitters guessing with breaking balls that ranged between 70 and 80 mph.“I did have a little bit better command of my fastball tonight,” Gosling said. “I knew at the beginning of the game that my velocity was down a little bit, so instead of forcing my way to better velocity, I tried to hit spots and keep them off balance. I was more able to mix in my other stuff. I tried to drop in the slow curve, the difference in velocity helps keep the hitter off the fastball and everything else, so I try to drop that in occasionally and keep them guessing.”Durham pitcher Richard De Los Santos was equally effective through the first four innings, holding the Clippers to only two hits. De Los Santos had trouble in the fifth inning, though.Jose Constanza started off the inning with a single. De Los Santos walked Michael Brantley and hit Jason Donald with a pitch to load the bases with no outs. With a full count, Carlos Santana hit a grand slam to right center field that left the ballpark and cleared Nationwide Blvd. to give the Clippers a 4-0 lead. De Los Santos finished off the fifth inning but was relieved by Brian Baker in the sixth.Carlos Santana showed more power with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning that left the ballpark once again over the right field fence. The home run was Santana’s ninth of the season. Santana also took the team lead in RBIs from Shelley Duncan with his fifth RBI of the game, making his total 37. “He hit a couple big ones tonight,” said Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh. “That first home run was impressive.”Clippers pitchers Vinnie Pestano and Josh Judy kept the Bulls scoreless through the eighth inning. But the Clippers couldn’t complete their second shutout in a row as the Bulls scored on an RBI double by Ryan Shealy in the ninth. Clippers infielder Jason Donald was called up to the Cleveland Indians immediately after the game as Asdrubal Cabrera was carted off of the field in the first inning of the Indians’ loss to Tampa Bay. Cabrera suffered a left forearm injury after a collision with third baseman Jhonny Peralta. The Clippers now leave on an eight-game road trip and will return to Huntington Park on May 27. read more

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Prince Harrys statement defending girlfriend Meghan Markle in full

By on September 25, 2019

first_img“But the past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”Some of it has been hidden from the public – the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life. Meghan Markle Meghan MarkleCredit: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm.”He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his. “He has asked for this statement to be issued in the hopes that those in the press who have been driving this story can pause and reflect before any further damage is done.”He knows that it is unusual to issue a statement like this, but hopes that fair-minded people will understand why he has felt it necessary to speak publicly.”center_img Here is the statement issued by the Communications Secretary to Prince Harry on his girlfriend, Meghan Markle:”Since he was young, Prince Harry has been very aware of the warmth that has been extended to him by members of the public.”He feels lucky to have so many people supporting him and knows what a fortunate and privileged life he leads.”He is also aware that there is significant curiosity about his private life. He has never been comfortable with this, but he has tried to develop a thick skin about the level of media interest that comes with it.”He has rarely taken formal action on the very regular publication of fictional stories that are written about him and he has worked hard to develop a professional relationship with the media, focused on his work and the issues he cares about. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Harvard nabs archive of Greek poet Nikos Gatsos

By on September 21, 2019

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The archive of the 20th century poet and lyricist Nikos Gatsos will be held at the Harvard Library in the US. The Harvard Library has a illustrious collections of Greek literature and the new acquisition will be available to its students and scholars around the world.Nikos Gatsos (1911-1992)  was a leading light of the post-war generation of Greek poets on whom he had a profound influence. His poetry combined surrealism, symbolism and sadness. His work is considered alongside his colleagues and friends, the Nobel laureates Odysseas Elytis and George Seferis.Panagiotis Roilos, the George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard, was behind the acquisition.“Nikos Gatsos was one of the most prominent figures of the European avant-garde. His long poem Amorgos, which was published in 1943, during the occupation of Greece by the Germans and their allies, was almost instantly hailed by both critics and poets as an emblematic work of Greek surrealism,” reports The Greek Reporter  (US).“The Gatsos archive will be a major addition to Harvard’s archives on European modernism and of course to its unique collection on Greek literature and culture. I cannot stress enough the potential educational and research value of the archive for several scholarly areas, including Greek and broader European cultural history, comparative literature, Greek world literature and translation studies.”Gatsos’s poems and lyrics have been widely translated. He won the Athens City Prize for his life achievements in 1987 and in 1991 he was made a Deputy Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona for his contribution to the promotion of Spanish literature in Greece.Harvard’s Gatsos archive includes manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, correspondence, books, photographs, and musical recordings.It includes:18 letters from Odysseas Elytis50 years of postcards from friend Nana MouskouriRecord albums signed by composersCassette tapes of “songs in progress”The script of Elia Kazan’s America (with annotations by Kazan)Annotated typescripts by George Seferis, Archibald MacLeish, Australian writer Desmond O’Grady, and Charles Haldemanlast_img read more

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San Diego Chamber of Commerce flexes their political muscle in 2018

By on September 17, 2019

first_img July 17, 2018 Steve Bosh 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce has traditionally worked behind the scenes to support candidates who are business friendly.The Chamber is stepping up its game now that it has built up a chunk of money in their Political Action Committee.RELATED STORY: San Diego Chamber of Commerce extends contract for President Jerry SandersUnder Jerry Sanders, The Chamber has become the largest Chamber of Commerce on the west coast representing 2500 employers, with 300,000 employees, and they are flexing their political muscle. Posted: July 17, 2018 Updated: 7:30 PMcenter_img Steve Bosh, San Diego Chamber of Commerce flexes their political muscle in 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Huge Pixelbook 2 Leak Two New Models on Way

By on August 29, 2019

first_img Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoAdvertisement Since this detachable is connecting to an external keyboard, this machine may have the form of the Surface Pro, with a kickstand and magnetic clasp. After Chrome Unboxed published the story, the Chromium Bug Tracker post that contained the video was set to private, which may be a sign of its legitimacy. AdvertisementCredit: ChromeUnboxedThe site also shared an image, sent in by a tipster, of an Ad Choices advertisement that appears to leak an updated version of the bend-back 2-in-1 Pixelbook. The ad appears to be unfinished, sporting headline with a major typo “You Chromebook.”It appears that this model updates the previous generation’s design by shaving its bezels down. This may not be a clean-cut update to the original Pixelbook, however, as the copy in the leaked ad includes the word ‘affordable’ — and the $999 Pixelbook was most-certainly a high-end laptop.Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and AdviceBest Chromebooks – Chromebook ReviewsSurface Go vs. Chromebooks: Which Is Right for You? It appears that Google’s going to follow up its 2017 Pixelbook with not just one — but two — Chrome OS laptops. According to new leaks, the search titan is developing both a detachable and an updated Pixelbook. This news comes from Chrome Unboxed, which shared a video that shows off a small fraction of a machine believed to be the rumored Chromebook Nocturne detachable. We could see this laptop unveiled as early as Google’s October 9 event in New York. Author Bio Henry T. Casey, on Henry T. Casey, last_img read more

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WATCH This HIV awareness film for men in the Middle East is

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first_img‘It in no way means to belittle HIV. I myself have been living with HIV for 10 years, but we just want people to not be too scared.’StigmaAnti-gay attitudes persist across the Middle East, and same-sex sexual activity remains a crime in most countries. This poses challenges for sexual health campaigners in the region – and for local LGBTI communities.‘We do have high stigma in our region,’ says Ballan. ‘With prevalence of almost 0.1-1% of HIV among the general population, among gay men the prevalence is between 3-10% and rising.‘Some people still fear touching or being around HIV+ people, let alone dating one. So we hope through this campaign to make people get tested more frequently and not fear the test. We hope they would practice safer sex, commit to their treatments when needed and discuss HIV more openly among their friends to let go of the taboo behind it.’GrindrEarlier this week, Grindr announced that it was introducing new security measures for users in the Middle East. Users of the gay dating app will soon be allowed to change the Grindr icon on their phone to make it more anonymous, and create a passcode to open the app.The changes came about through consultation with local human rights group Article 19, which received input from M-Coalition, Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality and Helem.Check M-Foundation for more information on HIV testing in the Middle East.See alsoGrindr to allow users in anti-gay countries to change Grindr icon on their phone to keep them safe Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . It’s just released a film for World AIDS Day to encourage men to get tested.Perhaps surprisingly, the film begins like a horror movie. Some may be reminded, dispiritingly, of infamous campaign films from the early days of AIDS – like the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign in the UK in the late 80s.A man awakes in his darkened bedroom. He gets up and creeps through his house, his every step accompanied by chilling music. We see another figure in the darkness. Who is he and what’s going to happen?Thankfully, this is one thriller with a twist in the tale. The reason for the scary music is to provoke fear – exactly the emotion that many still experience when they think about getting themselves tested for HIV.However, as the film goes on to explain, ‘test and counseling are not something scary… you can take the test confidentially and get the result in a short time.’Watch the film below.‘This video is the first of five about HIV testing,’ M-Foundation Executive Director Elie Ballan told GSN.‘We are trying to debunk HIV testing myths, such as fear of testing and embarrassment, about being safe when having sex, living with HIV and discussing HIV with friends.‘The idea is that this campaign targets gay men, and in our experience, gay men enjoy funny stuff. So we decided to make the videos funny, so guys would share them and have a more relaxed view about HIV in order to break the stigma of the 80’s horror epidemic. Icons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsGay nurse films hilarious Sound of Music parody to raise money for HIV researchMeet the gay Spaniard who dated 7 men in 7 cities and made it into a vid seriesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hiv-men-middle-horror/ GAYSTARNEWS- One of the organizations doing great health awareness work in the Middle East is M-Foundation. The MENA (Middle East North Africa) branch of this Non-Government Agency is based in Beirut, Lebanon. It produces Arabic-language materials that can be used across the Middle East. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘There’s no need for fear’ is the message of the chilling film (Image M-Foundation | Facebook)last_img read more

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This is the lineup at UK Black Pride 2018

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first_imgLet Hawaii Happen – A Surprise LGBT Wedding videoLGBT tourism: 10th edition of GNETWORK 360Istanbul LGBT Pride Parade and tourism: A violent NO by Dictator ErdoganRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/this-is-the-line-up-at-uk-black-pride-2018/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-last_img

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Viking Cruises sets new World Record

By on August 17, 2019

first_imgViking River Cruises has made the Guinness World Record for simultaneously inaugurating ten passenger ships, the most ships to be inaugurated in one day by one company in the history of cruising.Certified by a Guinness World Records adjudicator this week, the historic milestone took place in two destinations, with four ships inaugurated in the Amsterdam Harbour and the other at the Neptun shipyard in Germany, Miami Herald reported.  Although ten ship were christened on the day, only eight were counted towards the record, because two ships had already entered services in 2012.The ten ships included in Wednesdays ceremony include;  Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, Viking Bragi, Viking Embla, Viking Forseti, Viking Jarl, Viking Rinda, Viking Tor, Viking Var  and Viking Skadi.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. Find out how the fast-growing cruise line is breaking records. Image: Viking River Cruises Australialast_img read more

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