Yogi visits Ayodhya amid ban, BSP complains to poll panel

Posted On Dec 3 2019 by

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday prayed at temples in Ayodhya and visited a Dalit family, prompting the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to complain to the EC that he had violated the EC order barring him from campaigning. The Election Commission had on Monday barred Mr. Adityanath from campaigning for 72-hours starting 6 a.m. on Tuesday for his communal remarks. The BSP, however, claimed that a crowd of about 500 people had gathered at the village where the Chief Minister had lunch with the Dalit family that had benefited from a central government housing scheme. In his complaint to the poll panel, BSP Faizabad district president Mahendra Pratap Anand alleged that the Chief Minister had campaigned in the village which was a violation of the ban order imposed on him by the poll panel. During his visit to the home of 60-year-old Mahaveer in the Muslim-dominated locality of Sutahti, adjacent to the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, Mr. Adityanath had a chapati with some bottle gourd and okra subzis. A beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Aawaas Yojna (PMAY), the Dalit family had received ₹2 lakh from the Union government for the construction of their home. Mr. Adityanath also met Ram temple movement activists including Ram Janambhoomi Nyas president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Digambar Akhara Mahant Suresh Das and Vishva Hindu Parishad spokesperson Sharad Sharma. Another BSP leader termed the meeting as an effort to mobilise Hindu voters. ‘Met religious leaders’“The Chief Minister met many Hindu religious leaders and he campaigned for the BJP and mobilised them. He has violated the election commission’s orders,” BSP’s divisional coordinator Pawan Kumar said.. Mr. Adityanath also visited the Sugreev Qila temple and Hanumangarhi temple in Ayodhya and performed ‘Aarti’ on the banks of the river Saryu. In the evening, he drove to Devipatan, a temple dedicated to goddess Durga in Balrampur district and after offering prayers, met BJP workers.last_img read more

UK Soap Sacks Pakistan-Born Actor For Offensive India Tweets

Posted On Dec 2 2019 by

first_imgPakistan-born actor has been sacked from Britain’s most popular television soap after posting what broadcaster ITV called Sunday “entirely unacceptable, racially offensive” comments about Indians on social media. Related Itemslast_img

F2 steadies ship in time, turns back fighting Sta. Lucia

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgAby Marano of F2 Logistics saves the ball. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIt took an error-riddled third set to unleash F2 Logistics’ fury Saturday night.Just when it was expecting a trouble-free ride, the defending champion were forced into a turbulent frame by feisty Sta. Lucia Realty before pulling off a 25-18, 25-16, 18-25, 25-10 win in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games But they allowed the Realtors to claw back and steal the set through the efforts of lefty spiker Danika Gendrauli, Shirley Salamagos, Janine Navarro and Mar-Jana Phillps.“We were affected by our unforced errors especially in our serves,” said Baron.That was because the Cargo Movers were charging their serves to push the Realtors defenders far back in the court.Sta. Lucia was even ahead in the fourth, 4-2, but F2 Logistics decided that it had enough. With authority, Aby Maraño and Kim Kiana Dy declared their side of the court a no-fly zone by scoring four straight kill blocks.That formidable missile shield allowed F2 Logistics to build an 18-6 lead in the fourth that it never gave up.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentscenter_img Sta. Lucia fought closely in terms of attacks, as F2 barely won the spiking battle, 38-36. But the Realtors, who dropped to 2-4, had 35 errors compared to the Cargo Movers’ 22. F2 Logistics also had more aces 11-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The star-studded Cargo Movers, the hands down favorites of the full-packed Batangas City Coliseum, thus posted their fourth straight victory to rule Pool D and solidify their bid to finish in the top four in the preliminaries.Middle blocker Majoy Baron led F2 Logistics with 22 points, including seven aces for the franchise that had a bleak start after it dropped its first two matches in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There is still a long way to go for us as far as chemistry is concerned. We need to improve on a lot of things first,” said the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player for La Salle.One of their concerns will most likely be their killer instinct as the Cargo Movers were leading, 9-6, in the third set after winning the first two frames. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Thelma Barina: When we were championslast_img read more

Stephen Curry’s moon theory leaves NASA baffled

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Curry raised eyebrows on Monday when he became the latest basketball player to advance a conspiracy theory, echoing Kyrie Irving’s assertion in 2017 that the Earth was flat.Speaking on “The Winging It” podcast, Curry said he had doubts about whether NASA had actually put a man on the Moon in 1969.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We ever been to the moon?” Curry asked on the podcast, before several fellow guests replied: “Nope.”“They’re going to come get us,” Curry added after advancing the theory. “Steph, so much respect for you, but re the moon landing thing, let’s talk,” Kelly wrote. “DM me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies,” he added.Curry’s remarks drew a bemused response from a NASA spokesman, who invited the two-time NBA MVP to a tour of the agency’s facilities.“We’d love for Mr Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets,” NASA spokesman Allard Beutel told The New York Times.“We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”Retired US astronaut Scott Kelly, a veteran of four space flights and former commander of the International Space Station, meanwhile weighed in on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ FILE – Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors plays against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 01, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors ace Stephen Curry is no stranger to the occasional moon shot.But the NBA star’s suggestion that the lunar landings may have been an elaborate hoax has left NASA puzzled.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sparring partner confident Manny Pacquiao can KO Adrian Broner Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View commentslast_img read more


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Instant Recap: Oklahoma State Beats Texas Tech 45-44

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgWhat a run by Chris Carson. Pokes up 35-28 in the third. https://t.co/Q1LKa9P0GE— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016Tech, though, just wouldn’t go away. And OSU couldn’t close them out. Allowing them to score in the third with 24 seconds left, before James Washington went streaking for an 82-yard touchdown on a dime by Mason Rudolph.Oklahoma State didn’t score after that, though, and it opened the door for Texas Tech to make it interesting. Which they gladly took advantage of. They cashed in on a field goal midway through the fourth, and put together a methodical drive to score a touchdown to put them within one-point, 45-44, with 1:44 remaining in the game.BUT DARNDEST THE LUCK, TECH!The holder let the ball drift a smidge to the right, which forced the kick to go wide right.Omg he missed it. pic.twitter.com/edE6rP4XKO— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 13, 2016The Pokes perfectly fielded the ensuing onside kick thanks to James Washington, and Chris Carson earned his cash by lowering his shoulder and picking up the tough yards and collecting 29 hard-earned yards to put the game away.Oklahoma State travels to Fort Worth next week. If they come away with a win, it could set up a Big 12 title game in Norman on Dec. 3.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State outlasted the Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium in a game that truly felt like it would be won by whoever held the ball last.The Cowboys jumped out to a 21-7 start in the first quarter, but a 21-point outburst by the Red Raiders in the second quarter had the score knotted up at 28 going into the break. Tech scored twice in the closing four minutes after the Cowboy defense held up strong for the majority of the first half.Freshman tailback Justice Hill lead the way for OSU on the ground and finished the game with 18 carries for 127 yards (7 yards per carry!), and Chris Carson beautifully complemented Hill with 10 carries for 73 yards and 2 scores.He’s. A. True. Freshman. https://t.co/jn3w9otM8d— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016Carson kicked off the scoring in the second half on a powerful jaunt that put the Pokes ahead 35-28 midway through the third:last_img read more

Report: Leganes 1 Real Madrid 3

Posted On Nov 14 2019 by

first_imgLeganes 1 Real Madrid 3: Casemiro inspires comeback for Zidane’s men Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 03:40 2/22/18 LucasVazquez - cropped Getty Images Casemiro made one and scored another before Sergio Ramos wrapped up a hard-earned victory for Real Madrid at Leganes from the penalty spot. Real Madrid overcame an early blow and were made to toil after half-time for a 3-1 LaLiga win at Leganes.The victory moves Zinedine Zidane’s reigning champions up to third in the table above Valencia, although the hosts struck first as defender Unai Bustinza claimed his first senior goal.Cristiano Ronaldo was given the night off by Zidane and, with Gareth Bale starting on the bench, Casemiro assumed the unlikely role of being Madrid’s creative driving force. 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 The Brazilian midfielder created the 11th-minute equaliser as Spain winger Lucas Vazquez continued his impressive recent form and converted a glorious winner before the half hour.Madrid shipped three goals in Sunday’s win at Real Betis but Zidane was grateful to see Sergio Ramos marshalling a more robust backline as 13th-placed Leganes probed without reward during the second period, and the Madrid captain made sure of victory by coolly dispatching a penalty in the final minute.The European champions are still seven points shy of Atletico Madrid in second and 14 behind leaders Barcelona.1 – Casemiro has both scored and assisted in a same game for Real Madrid for the first time ever in all competitions. Crucial. pic.twitter.com/meLBxRRyaN— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 21, 2018Despite the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Marcelo being out through injury, Zidane still elected to rest Ronaldo and first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Madrid made a lackadaisical start and Navas’ replacement Kiko Casilla was picking the ball out of his net in the sixth minute.Gabriel Pires flicked on a left-wing corner at the near post and, after seeing his initial attempt saved, Bustinza flung himself towards the ball, taking Theo Hernandez’s clearance on the top of his head to net an unusual diving header.Madrid’s response was impressively swift, with Casemiro intercepting a poor clearance and feeding Karim Benzema before improvising a flick from Mateo Kovacic’s pass that allowed Lucas to clip a precise finish across Ivan Cuellar.Casemiro was again at the heart of things when Madrid took a 29th-minute lead – this time providing the finishing touch himself after exchanging passes with Benzema and accepting Lucas’ assist to crown a glorious one-touch move.Madrid were comfortably on top as the half wound down, with Benzema almost heading a third from Lucas’ cross.Leganes impressively got themselves back on the front foot during the early stages of the second half – Asier Garitano’s double switch, sending on Ruben Perez and Martin Mantovani in place of Dimitrios Siovas and Gerard Gumbau, rewarded with a spirited showing.Tito slotted a pass down the Madrid left to Nabil El Zhar and Claudio Beauvue got on the end of his low cross to force a point-blank stop from Casilla.El Zhar had a penalty claim following an untidy challenge from Kovacic rejected – the infringement did appear to take place fractionally outside the area – and Madrid continued to do more work in their own half than they would have liked.Bale came on 15 minutes from time, curtailing an industrious and accomplished display from the much-maligned Benzema.The Wales international almost picked out the bottom corner after springing the offside trap, but it was Ramos who grasped the ball and made no mistake when Diego Rico bundled Kovacic to the floor. Key Opta facts: – Casemiro has both scored and assisted in a same game for Real Madrid for the first time in all competitions.- Lucas Vazquez is the player with most assists in LaLiga in 2018 (five), alongside Lionel Messi.- Only Cristiano Ronaldo (10 goals and 2 assists) has been involved in more goals for Real Madrid than Lucas Vazquez (4 goals, 6 assists) in 2018 in all competitions.- Real Madrid have taken more penalties than any other LaLiga side this season in all competitions (12, 11 scored).- Sergio Ramos has scored in three consecutive LaLiga away games (three goals) for the second time, the first since September-Octtober 2007.- Real Madrid conceded their fastest goal in LaLiga this season (five minutes and four seconds).  read morelast_img read more


Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgThe Northern Territory Touch website: www.touchnt.com.auQUEENSLAND (QLD)Play: # 6Squads selected for State of OriginQueensland squads have been selected for the 2008 State of Origin series. The players were choosen following the Queensland State Regional Championships two weeks ago. Players have been notified by mail of their selection in the squads. Full squad lists will be published after the 24th of November. The Queensland coaches for the series have also been named: Men’s Open: Mark RuggeriWomen’s Open: Karley BanksMixed Open: Dan EvansMen’s 20: Tony O’KeefeWomen’s 20: Frank BondolfiMen’s 30: Dennis CoffeyMen’s 35: Wayne Holder Men’s 40: John RyanMen’s 45: Terry SavageMen’s 50: Kev HickeyWomen’s 30: Kev Feldman Women’s 35: John CollinsWomen’s 40: Paul FuiavaOther events:Queensland Touch is running a series of development courses for coaches in schools in Mackay, Gympie and Forest Lakes over the coming weeks. The Queensland Touch website: www.qldtouch.com.au That’s it for this week’s edition of “A Set of Six”.Please be sure to check out each State’s web-site for all the latest news and information about Touch Football from around the nation. Touch Football Australia brings you the latest edition of “A Set of Six” with this week’s rapid-fire news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks and TFA’s Media Intern Henry Holland bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – Volume Twenty Four.VICTORIA (VIC)Play: # 1VT League gets off to a flying startThe inaugural VT League season started like a house on fire last Saturday, with some stellar Touch Footy on display over two rounds at Box Hill. Nicole Doig of the Bayside Vipers recorded the VT League’s first ever touch down when she scored in the corner against the University Blues. Results: Round 1 Women: Bayside Vipers (4) def University Blues (3) Melbourne City (5) def Casey Cougars (2)Round 1 Men: Bayside Vipers (6) def University Blues (5) Casey Cougars (11) def Melbourne City (5)Round 2 Women: Melbourne City (5) def University Blues (4) after extra time Bayside Vipers (5) def Casey Cougars (3)Round 2 Men: University Blues (6) def Melbourne City (5) Casey Cougars (9) def Bayside Vipers (3)The next round of the VT League travels to Westside affiliate for the first ever “development” round. There will be a free clinic held for all kids under 18. Family members are also welcome to come and learn some skills from VT League and Westside players and coaches. The day starts at 1pm at PJ Lynch Reserve, Paisley Park, off Mason Street. VT League round three will start from 3pm with the Men’s match first. The Women will follow at 4pm.  Other events:On Tuesday 9th of October Touch Victoria’s Nick Mooney and Matthew Gilbertson appeared on The Good Oil radio program with Mark Doran to discuss the new VT League season and all matters Touch Football. All the existing affiliates got a mention in the show. The interview is available on the Touch Victoria website and well worth a listen. The Victorian Touch website: www.victouch.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 2TouchWest answers the call for technical advancementThis Saturday 20th October 2007, will be a big day for TouchWest with the delivery of several technical courses across the state. Operations Manager Angela Doyle will travel to Kalgoorlie to present a Level 1 Coaching Course.Angela will also observe the final AusTouch session, and the commencement of the new Touch Football Summer Season.John Bedford will coordinate a Level 2 Referee Course at Perth Brothers on Saturday, whilst newly qualified Referee Presenter Pat Elshaw will coordinate a Level 1 Referee Course at Southern on the same day.There will also be AusTouch Leader Courses held at Geraldton on Sunday and Tompkins Park on Tuesday. It is pleasing to see such a high demand for technical courses in Western Australia.It is hoped that the influx of volunteers will continue to strengthen the technical arms of the sport.Other events:TouchWest’s 25th Anniversary Ball is fast approaching and all is progressing nicely for a spectacular event to mark this significant milestone. The black tie function will be held on Saturday 17th November 2007. The $90 ticket includes a sit down meal, five-hour beverage package and a unique opportunity to mingle with individuals who have contributed to Touch Football in Western Australia over the past 25 years.Invitations have been sent out but if you are interested or wish to purchase a ticket, do not hesitate to visit www.touchwest.com or contact the office.The Western Australian Touch Assocition website: www.touchwest.comSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 32007 Australasian Masters GamesTouch Football South Australia held a very successful Masters Games from the 11th – 15th November, 2007.Results: Mixed SeniorsGold – ManlySilver – North Queensland Living LegendsBronze – Western DistrictsMixed 30sGold – SocialitesSilver – SA MixedBronze – RAN MixiesMen’s 55sGold – Sydney Blue PointersSilver – BanditsBronze – Spitting CamelsMen’s 50sGold – North Queensland Living LegendsSilver – Spitting CamelsBronze – Gophers 50sMen’s 45sGold – Melbourne MadnessSilver – Spitting CamelsBronze – Isa BrumbiesMen’s 40sGold – PiratesSilver – Ariku Bay SharksMen’s 35sGold – SA 35sSilver – Western DistrictsBronze – FTAMen’s 30s Gold – SA 30sSilver – Masters of the UniverseBronze – Royal Australian Navy Young GunsWomen’s 40Gold – Melbourne FrogsWomen’s 35sGold – Touch of (CL)assWomen’s 30sGold – Reschke BullsSilver – ManlyBronze – SA 30s WomenOther events:South Australian Under-14 Develop Squad Trials are being held at Park 17, Greenhill Road, on Sunday 21st of October 2007 from 9.30am – 11.30am.The Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 42007 Canberra CupThe ACT Touch Association is once again holding the annual Canberra Cup from Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November at the Deakin Playing Fields. The Cup gives Canberra teams the opportunity to improve their Touch skills and demonstrate the level of Touch in the Territory to teams from areas across the country such as South Australia, Sydney and Country New South Wales. Men’s, Women’s and a Mixed Division will be available at both social and competitive levels. The cost to enter is just $350.00 per team. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to socialise while improving your Touch skills. Nominations close Monday 22nd October so hurry to secure your place. For more information or to download a registration please refer to www.acttouch.com.au or email info@acttouch.com.au Other events:Super League Double-HeaderThe much anticipated Super League Double-Header was held on Sunday with rounds three and four of the competition. This gave players the chance to play Touch in a more intensive environment in preparation for the 2008 National Touch League.These rounds also gave the Under 12s and 15s the chance to get some more games in before they head off to Melbourne next week for the 2007 Australian Schools Championships. The juniors also received encouragement from Super League players during a uniform presentation ceremony. ResultsMen’s Competition:Round 3Tuggeranong Valley Vikings (7) def UC Otters (4)Woden Eagles (11) def Canberra City (3)Round 4Woden Eagles (8) def UC Otters (5)Tuggeranong Valley Vikings (7) def Canberra City (2)Women’s Competition:Round 3Tuggeranong Valley Vikings (7) def UC Otters (4)Canberra City (4) def Woden Eagles (2)Round 4Woden Eagles (4) def UC Otters (1)Canberra City (6) def Tuggeranong Valley Vikings (5) The Australian Capital Territory website: www.acttouch.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play: # 5Junior Touch CompletionThe Darwin Touch Under-13 and Under-16 Junior Competitions had another great turnout for round five. All teams had a full roster with a large number of kids turning out to get involved. The coaches are doing an outstanding job developing the kids’ skills as well as their understanding of the game. The improvement is noticeable week by week.  Parents are also getting involved as well which is good to see with most parents helping out the coaches, filling water bottles or just giving encouragement to their respective teams.Touch Football Northern Territory would like to give a special mention to the junior players who have been coming down each week and helping to referee games. Well done kids, you’re doing a fantastic job!Other events: The Northern Territory junior representative sides fly out on Friday to the School Sport Australia Touch Football Tournament in Melbourne. All sides are in top form and will be looking to have great week at the Championships.center_img Darwin Touch Association held a successful Level 1 Referee Course on the weekend.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd midfielder Herrera: De Gea was killing me over clean sheets!

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Herrera: De Gea was killing me over clean sheets!by Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAnder Herrera says David De Gea was “killing his mind” over Manchester United’s lack of clean sheets.The Red Devils grabbed only their sixth clean sheet across all competitions in last night’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United.And Herrera is thankful that United’s defence is beginning to improve under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”It’s very important, also because they have a fantastic striker (in) Salomon Rondon,” Herrera told reporters post-match.”He was scoring a lot of goals and our two centre-backs were really, really good. Even in the first-half, they had a small confusion and Jona made a fantastic tackle into the box.”I think all of us are in good form, clean sheet as well.”Very important for David as well. We wanted to make David happy because he was a little bit disappointed the last games.”I had to cope with him after the game, killing my mind, telling me that he wanted a clean sheet and I’m happy for him as well because he got a clean sheet.” last_img read more

ISIS car bomb kills five in northeast Syria

Posted On Oct 18 2019 by

first_imgAl-Qahtaniya (Syria): A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed five people, including three children, in a Kurdish-held town in northeast Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said. The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al-Qahtaniya, a town in Hasakeh province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor. Hoker Arafat, a security official, said the bomb was detonated remotely in front of the town post office. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Three children were killed in the bombing because it was very close to a primary school,” he said. A member of the local security forces was wounded in the attack, he added. State news agency SANA also reported the bombing, saying it killed several people, including children. IS claimed the attack on its Telegram channel. The jihadist group routinely claims attacks in northeast Syria, despite its territorial defeat earlier this year. Such attacks have included arson against wheat fields and deadly car bombs. IS maintains a presence in the country’s vast Badia desert, as well as in areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the country’s northeast and east. The SDF, backed by the war planes of a US-led coalition, announced the end of IS’ self-proclaimed “caliphate” in March in the village of Baghouz, in Syria’s far east.last_img read more

Six Nations parents outraged over Ottawas handling of school supplies

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhile the Assembly of First Nations and Canada debate spending on students, parents on Six Nations are just hoping to get supplies.With the school year into its second month, their school hasn’t received the supplies students need.Parents say some teachers are forced to photocopy textbooks.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has more.last_img

Cheyenne Tribal chair accuses Morton County Sheriff of misleading public over weekend

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is accusing the Morton County Sheriff of issuing false statements about what happened during a police assault of #NoDAPL supporters on the weekend.“A majority of the statements made by the individuals are simply not true. You cannot imagine the disappointment I have for sworn law enforcement officials who demonstrate qualities that undermine the trust we place in those selected to protect the innocent,” said Harold Frazier.On Sunday night, local and state police used a jerry-rigged fire hose as a water cannon, pepper spray and rubber bullets on about 400 people who were marching on the Backwater bridge just outside their camp which is the hub of the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline.Hundreds were injured – and a few dozen hospitalized during the assault that went from Sunday night into the early morning hours Monday, including one woman who is in jeopardy of losing her arm after a police concussion grenade detonated after it hit her, according to the water protectors.At a news conference, Morton County Sheriff’s department said that type of weapon was not used during the assault – but that her injuries were likely caused by propane canisters that were carried by the “agitators.”A charred propane canister police say was obtained at the Backwater bridge barricade. Photo: Morton County Sheriff’s Department.“I was present during the attack on peaceful protectors …. not once did I see any kind of ‘jerry’ rigged explosive devices or attempts to cross the police defensive line. The only explosions I witnessed was the explosions from the indiscriminate discharge of concussion, chemical and ‘less-lethal’ weapons on peaceful people,” said Frazier. “I did see brave people attempting to address the officers and asking them not to shoot at them any longer. Their answer was to get doused with water in below freezing temperatures and shot by officers wielding weapons.”Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler, whose officers are involved in law enforcement activity against the water protectors, told local reporters Monday the use of water—despite the sub-zero temperatures that have settled in the region for the season—is now one of several weapons police will employ going forward.“It was effective, wasn’t it?” said Ziegler, with a slight smirk, according to a video of the press briefing posted on the Morton County Sheriff department’s Facebook page. “We can use whatever force is necessary to maintain peace. When they are throwing rocks, burning logs, shooting sling shots with projectiles at our officers, that would fall under what we would call less lethal, same things as rubber bullets, which doesn’t hurt as much.”Frazier said Ziegler, and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, the two men in charge of police operations, need to be at the site more often.“I was there that night and I encourage the Sheriff of Morton County to be present at these conflicts before he tells people what he heard from someone else. All of these allegations were said without offering any evidence in support,” he said.Frazier also sent a letter Tuesday to Lawrence Roberts, principle deputy secretary for Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior, demanding the agency expel all non-treaty law enforcement from the area which is the Great Sioux Nation’s treaty territory under the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty.“The risk to the safety of our people protecting resources rightfully belonging to the Great Sioux Nation is too great to ignore any longer,” said Frazier.For Costa, the events are now seared into his memory.“I have seen strong men weep, terrified, all are asking the question: how can this happen?” he said. “Not only are we seeing things with emotional stress and emotional trauma, we are seeing people struggling with, what I would call, an existential question. I am struggling with that.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Sri Lanka reaffirms commitment to further advance ties with Slovenia

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

At the bilateral meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Erjavec, new areas of cooperation in the political, economic, education, energy and technology spheres were identified.Foreign Minister Samaraweera thanked his counterpart for the warm reception accorded to him and his delegation by the Slovenian Government. He offered to host the first round of political consultations in 2017 and invited Foreign Minister Erjavec to visit Sri Lanka.Minister Samaraweera was invited to deliver a keynote address at the International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) on “Democracy, Reconciliation and Development – vision for a new Sri Lanka”. At the Institute, Minister Samaraweera was presented with an award in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of reconciliation and harmony among different groups in Sri Lanka, by Professor Ernest Petric, Vice President of the Advisory Board of IFIMES. Presenting the award, Professor Petric commended the Minister for dedicating his political career to the promotion of social and ethnic harmony in Sri Lanka and noted that the new trajectory of the present Government of Sri Lanka provided an example to other countries. During the bilateral discussions with the Slovenian leadership, both sides noted the shared values and common commitment to upholding the principles of democracy, rule of law and human rights, which are an integral part of the policies of the two countries and central to ensuring the human security of the people.The Slovenian leadership commended the efforts of Sri Lanka’s National Unity Government’s political and economic reform agenda and reiterated the support of the Government of Slovenia for the efforts made to strengthen democracy, promote reconciliation and a lasting peace in Sri Lanka. During the visit, Minister Samaraweera met with President Borut Pahor, Prime Minister Miro Cerar, Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek and reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s commitment to strengthening and consolidating the longstanding relations between Sri Lanka and Slovenia and identifying new areas of cooperation between the two countries. Minister Samaraweera also visited the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, one of the top ten research institutes in Europe and discussed research collaboration with identified Sri Lankan research institutions and universities. Sri Lanka has reaffirmed its commitment to further advance ties with Slovenia, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera visited the Republic of Slovenia on the invitation of Hon Karl Erjavec, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia to attend the 11th Bled Strategic Forum 2016. Speaking at the Bled Strategic Forum at the panel discussion on “Human Security: You and I Matter”, Minister Samaraweera outlined Sri Lanka’s experience of a protracted conflict and the efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka to move in a new direction based on the three pillars of democratization, reconciliation and economic development. read more

Reunion authorities intercept suspected Sri Lankan boat

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka have now set Reunion island as their target after Australia refused entry to illegal asylum seekers. (Colombo Gazette) Among those on the boat were said to be women and children.The boat is expected to be escorted to the shore today. Reunion island authorities have intercept a suspected Sri Lankan boat with around 70 people on board.Media reports from the Reunion island said that the boat had been intercepted 5 kilometers off the coast of Reunion late Monday afternoon.

Two men wanted in Hamilton convenience store robberies

Posted On Oct 7 2019 by

Hamilton Police have released an image of two men wanted in the robberies of at least two convenience stores on the Mountain.The first incident occurred on June 3 at The Big Bear convenience at 580 Fennell Ave.Police say the two entered the store with a weapon around 4:30 a.m. and stole merchandise.Then around 2 a.m. on June 5, police were called to a robbery at the The Jug City Convenience Store at 1394 Upper Gage Ave.Police say two men entered the store and stole cigarettes and money.One of them had a weapon.The first man is said to be six-feet tall with a thin build and light brown skin. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt.The second is said to be shorter with a large build and was wearing a maroon-coloured sweatshirt.Police say the suspects could be involved in other robberies but investigators are still reviewing evidence. Anyone with information is asked to call police. read more

Annan praises Elie Wiesel on 75th birthday as staunch defender of the

Posted On Oct 6 2019 by

In a tribute given yesterday at the Anti-Defamation League’s gala celebration of the 1986 Nobel Peace Laureate’s seventy-fifth birthday, Mr. Annan said through his unforgettable books on the Holocaust and “the face of absolute horror,” Mr. Wiesel had done as much as anyone else to raise public awareness of the plague of anti-Semitism. “It is that combination of eloquence and empathy that led me to ask him to become a United Nations Messenger of Peace,” Mr. Annan said of the Romanian-born author and journalist. The collective conscience, on which Mr. Wiesel had made a historic and profound imprint, could not help but be deeply troubled by violence and injustice in the Middle East, by divisions on so many issues, by despair in so many places, he said. These challenges had solutions only when people’s consciences were duly aroused. “Elie, the world needs you to carry on doing what you do best. And that is to speak out, build bridges and raise the alarm about the wrongs afflicting our world,” Mr. Annan said. read more

Mohamad Sahnoun to serve another year as UN Special Adviser on Horn

Posted On Oct 6 2019 by

In a recent exchange of letters with this month’s Council President, Ambassador Abdallah Baali of Algeria, Mr. Annan asked for the term of Mr. Sahnoun, a former Algerian ambassador, to be extended until 31 December 2005.”During the first several months of the past year, Mr. Sahnoun continued to lead the United Nations observer delegation at the Sudan peace talks in Kenya and he subsequently followed the talks on Darfur, as well as the peace progress in Somalia. He also represented me at the League of Arab States Summit in Tunis,” Mr. Annan said in the letter, dated 22 December.The Secretary-General added that Mr. Sahnoun had provided advice “on what useful role the UN could play to promote negotiated settlements of conflicts.”In a response on the same day, Mr. Baali said the Council had taken note of the decision. read more

Annan Assembly president remember Pope as tireless advocate of peace upholder of

Posted On Oct 6 2019 by

“I was deeply saddened by the death of Pope John Paul II,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued in New York. “Quite apart from his role as a spiritual guide to more than a billion men, women and children, he was a tireless advocate of peace, a true pioneer in interfaith dialogue and a strong force for critical self-evaluation by the Church itself.”The Secretary-General, who recalled having the privilege of meeting the Pope several times in recent years, said he was always struck by the Pope’s commitment to having the United Nations become, “as he said during his address to the General Assembly in 1995, ‘a moral centre where all the nations of the world feel at home and develop a shared awareness of being, as it were, a ‘family of nations.””Mr. Ping, for his part, described the Pope’s passing as “a great loss for Poland, for the Catholic community and for humanity as a whole.”“During his long and intense life of service both as a spiritual leader and as a statesman, the Pope demonstrated a unique and inspiring moral authority to the world,” Mr. Ping said in a statement.“As a Christian, I have been profoundly moved and touched by his faith, by his love for all and by his deep capacity for forgiveness,” he added.Mr. Ping noted that the Pope “worked tirelessly to promote peace, and to bring together people of all races, nations and religious backgrounds. Hence he made tremendous contributions towards upholding the values of the United Nations.”The Pope “will be remembered as a man of great courage and humility, as well as a servant of peace and justice.” read more

Buckeye Brief Burrow back Dixon and Booker injury updates from Urban Meyer

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (left) and redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow (right) walk into the Hyatt Place to check in for fall camp on Aug. 6. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 10 Ohio State football team is back to preparing for a more traditional style offense in UNLV, compared with Army’s triple-option offense the Buckeyes faced in Week 3. Coach Urban Meyer spoke on Tuesday’s weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference, providing injury updates on quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and linebacker Dante Booker.Meyer said Burrow, who was locked in a battle with redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins for the backup quarterback position before the season began, has been cleared to play since breaking his throwing hand before the season.“Joe has been cleared. He’s practicing,” Meyer said. “He started practicing last week, but we weren’t comfortable with him and we’ll make that decision as this week progresses. But it’s still very close. I think both the quarterbacks give us an opportunity to move the ball.”Dixon didn’t play in Ohio State’s 38-7 victory Saturday against Army, which prompted the question of if Dixon was dealing with another knee injury for the wide receiver. Dixon has struggled with his physical health since his freshman year in 2014, but Meyer said Dixon was held out of Saturday’s game with a hamstring injury.“I don’t think it’s long-term,” Meyer said.Dixon tried to play through the injury during warm-ups, but Meyer said Dixon’s hamstring was still bothering him, resulting in freshman Trevon Grimes seeing his first action on the field.Here are more updates from the Week 4 teleconference.On Dante Booker: “He’s got a little bit of a sore shoulder and also he… It was just a schematic issue that was all assignment-based. We felt the other guys were more prepared for that. On the secondary: “That’s probably No. 1 on the hit list, as far as where we need to see progress on our pass defense, which obviously the secondary is the primary. “But it also goes along with pressuring the quarterback and coverage as well. That’s No. 1, as far as we need to see marked improvement from the first two games.”On Jalyn Holmes: “Jalyn’s a very instrumental part of energy of our team. He’s a leader of our team and everybody respects him. I still think there’s still more to be had with his ability and hopefully it’s going to continue … we’re going to have those opportunities to change the game because when he does, he’s a tremendous talent.”On the offense’s progress versus Army: “I think all phases were better and obviously no disrespect to Army, it’s just a different group than we faced the week before. We’re still a work in progress and still working very hard as a staff and players to become the kind of offense we want to be.”On UNLV: “Very tough team to navigate and obviously they feel that they have very good players. I think they’re seventh in the country in total offense so they know what they’re doing.” read more

Mens lacrosse No 18 Ohio State dominates fourth quarter in upset win

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Ohio State senior attack Eric Fannell fends off a defender against UMass on Feb. 18 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 18 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is off to its best start since 1966, but without facing a ranked team, the Buckeyes had been largely unproven in the national picture. On Wednesday afternoon, OSU (7-0) silenced doubters with a 6-3 win over the No. 10 Towson Tigers in Maryland.Freshman attack Tre LeClaire, senior midfielder Johnny Pearson, redshirt freshman attack Lukas Buckley, senior attack Eric Fannell, sophomore attack Jack Jasinski and senior midfielder John Kelly all scored for the Buckeyes. OSU senior goalie Tom Carey started for the second week in a row and made eight saves.Senior midfielder Jake Withers was dominant in the faceoff circle, winning 11-of-13 faceoffs.Late in the first period, the Buckeyes broke a scoreless tie. Buckley scored with 2:32 remaining in the quarter followed by Pearson a minute later for a 2-0 lead after one.In the second period, Towson senior midfielder Mike Lynch brought the score to one with a quick strike with more than five minutes remaining. However, Jasinski quickly retaliated to keep the lead at two. OSU led 3-1 at the half.The Tigers began to make a comeback in the third with scores from Tigers senior attackman Ryan Drenner and senior attack Tyler Konen to tie the game at three entering the final quarter.After blowing a 3-1 lead, the Buckeyes shut out the Tigers in the fourth quarter 3-0 to seal the deal. Fannell scored the first goal less than two minutes into the quarter to take a 4-3 lead. Kelly scored with a little more than seven minutes remaining, and the Buckeyes leading scorer LeClaire put the game away, making the score 6-3 with 2:39 remaining. After its first ranked win of the season, OSU will face its toughest test of the season at home against Denver on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. The game will be broadcasted on ESPNU. read more