WWE RAW: Ambrose returns to join Rollins for SummerSlam, Lesnar attacks Reigns

first_imgDean Ambrose made a surprise return to join forces with ‘Shield’ brother Seth Rollins on the last episode of WWE Monday Night RAW before SummerSlam. Ambrose was revealed by Rollins to be in his corner when he takes on Intercontinental champion Dolph Ziggler, who will have Drew McIntyre at his side, for the title.The problem hasn’t been that Seth Rollins can’t beat Dolph Ziggler so much as that he hasn’t had an answer for Drew McIntyre. But thanks to some shrewd negotiation and waiting until the opportune moment, ‘The Kingslayer’ may have finally evened the odds against the Intercontinental Champion.With Rollins supposedly waylaid by travel issues, RAW General Manager Kurt Angle was left to negotiate alone with the Intercontinental Champion. It was all smooth sailing, save for one curious development: If Ziggler wanted to keep Drew McIntyre in his corner at SummerSlam, he would have to agree to a contractual proviso that allowed ‘The Kingslayer’ to have a second of his own.Ziggler signed the contract, and Angle seemed ready to call it a forfeit until Rollins finally made his entrance. As it turns out, Rollins had been in the arena for a while; he just wanted to wait until Ziggler signed the deal so the champion couldn’t back out.Rollins had put in a proviso in the contract for that specific reason, and the travel issues weren’t exactly his. And he already had his backup: A buzz-cut, bulked-up Dean Ambrose, who returned from injury to join Rollins.advertisementBrock Lesnar attacks Roman ReignsPaul Heyman’s not up for an Emmy, but maybe he should be. As bereft and bleary-eyed as Brock Lensar’s advocate seemed last week after being manhandled by the Universal Champion, it turned out that he’d simply participated in an elaborate con designed to lull Roman Reigns into the falsest sense of security possible going into the Universal Title match at SummerSlam.It was a swindling so convincing ‘The Big Dog’ wasn’t even able to sniff it out this week, when Heyman, still playing the part of a free-agent kingmaker, returned to seemingly offer Reigns his services as advocate, complete with inside info on Lesnar’s gameplan for SummerSlam. Reigns was understandably suspicious, so Heyman repeated a lesson Reigns’s father imparted on them both (in the native Samoan, no less) before producing an agreement in principle that he asked ‘The Big Dog’ to consider.But Reigns never really got to take a look at the paper, as Heyman attacked the three-time WWE Champion with pepper spray he had concealed in his suit. That opened the door for Lesnar to emerge, unannounced, and annihilate the blinded Reigns with a barrage of knees to the chest, a suffocating guillotine that put the challenger to sleep and, when Reigns dared to stir, a furious F-5.Other Results:Ember Moon defeated Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss via disqualificationConstable Baron Corbin defeated Tyler BreezeBraun Strowman and Finn Bálor defeated Kevin Owens and Jinder MahalRaw Tag Team Champions The B-Team defeated “Woken” Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt and The RevivalBobby Roode and Titus Worldwide defeated Mojo Rawley and The Authors of PainRuby Riott defeated Sasha Banks(With inputs from WWE)last_img read more

Meet India women cricket team’s new coach WV Raman: A gutsy, no non-sense cricketer

first_imgAfter hours of speculation, former India all-rounder WV Raman was appointed as the head coach of the India women’s cricket team on Thursday. The 53-year-old piped the likes of World Cup-winning India coach Gary Kirsten and former pacer Venkatesh Prasad who were part of the final shortlist after the interviews conducted by BCCI’s three-member ad hoc panel earlier in the day.Kirsten, who won the 2011 World Cup as a coach, lost the three-way race despite being the preferred candidate as he was unwilling to give up his coaching job at Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore.Raman, who is currently working as batting consultant at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, has bagged a two-year contract but his pay package is yet to be decided, according to media reports.Notably, Raman got the nod ahead of the other two shortlisted candidates due to his experience as a batting coach.1. Raman was born on May 23, 1965, in Chennai erstwhile Madras in Tamil Nadu2. Raman played 11 Tests and 27 ODIs for India between 1988 and 1997.3. Raman started out as a wily left-arm spinner but his career took shape as a batsman.4. Raman impressed in his Test debut, scoring a second-innings 83 against the West Indies in Chennai. He picked up a wicket in his first over in Tests.5. Raman even opened the innings for India on quite a few occasions. The left-hander played his last Test in 1997 against Cape Town in South Africa. He ended up with 448 runs in his 11-Test career at an average of 24.88.advertisement6. Raman became the first Indian to score a hundred against South Africa in ODIs, which also became his only ton in the 50-over format. He scored 114 in Centurion to help India beat the hosts by four wickets.7. Raman’s was a prolific all-rounder at the domestic level as he scored 7939 first-class runs and 2892 List A runs. He picked up a total of 103 wickets at the domestic level.8. After announcing retirement from first-class cricket in 1999 due to “lack of motivation”, Raman immediately switched focus to coaching. A year after his retirement, he attended a grade three level coaching programme in Australia.9. Raman is now one of the most qualified and experienced coaches in India. He had worked as an assistant coach at Kings XI Punjab in 2013 and as batting coach at Kolkata Knight Riders the following year.10. Apart from coaching the Ranji Trophy teams of Tamil Nadu and Bengal, Raman also worked with the India U-19 team in 2016. He oversaw India U-19 team’s tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year. Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun was part of the said team.Also Read | Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar come face to face years after 1997 corruption slurAlso Read | India vs Australia: What Ishant and Jadeja said to each other as they fought in PerthAlso See:last_img read more

Urban Meyer Says Braxton Miller Position Change Story “Jumped The Gun”: “I Haven’t Made Those Decisions Yet”

first_imgBraxton Miller wears his helmet during warm-ups at Rutgers.PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during warmups before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) braxton miller urban meyer 2012 ohio state spring gameTwitter/@StephDEpifanioSports Illustrated dropped a late news bomb on the college football world earlier, with the news that Braxton Miller will be moving to wide recevier/h-back for the coming season. The move has been met with praise from Buckeye fans, and members of the team. One key member of the program isn’t ready to fully commit to the move, however: head coach Urban Meyer. The three-time national champion told The Columbus Dispatch that reports of the official position change are a bit premature.“I haven’t made those decisions yet,” Meyer told The Dispatch. “It’s a little bit jumping the gun here. Braxton came to see me. He’s been talking to me about it (the switch). We’ve been working at it, but I’m not ready to say exactly how we’re going to use him yet.”Considering Pete Thamel’s SI report was based on a conversation with Miller, we have to imagine the move is, in fact, happening. Meyer is probably not thrilled that it was announced in July, giving Virginia Tech and others more than a month to prep for a J.T. Barrett or Cardale Jones-led offense, as well as figure out how to defend Miller as a skill guy. Otherwise, this would be a pretty crazy redirection by members of the Buckeye program.[Columbus Dispatch]last_img read more

Les Miles Has Message For College Football After Kansas’ Win

first_img After the win over Boston College, Miles shared a message for anyone football player that might consider Kansas.“These things are going to happen more regularly with this program and a great place like Kansas,” Miles said. “If anybody wonders why a guy would come back to college football, tonight shows how much fun this game can be. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!”It’s very apparent that Miles has changed the culture in Lawrence in just his first few weeks on the job.Les Miles: “These things are going to happen more regularly with this program & a great place like Kansas. If anybody wonders why a guy would come back to college football, tonight shows how much fun this game can be. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!” #kufball— Brian Hanni (@BHanni) September 14, 2019Starting the season with a 2-1 record hasn’t been a common theme for the Jayhawks. Last year, the program only won three games in the entire season.Next up for Kansas is a conference clash with West Virginia. Expect the crowd at KU Memorial Stadium to be loud for what could be another monumental win for the program. Les Miles on the Kansas football sideline during his debut as Jayhawks head coach.LAWRENCE, KANSAS – AUGUST 31: Head coach Les Miles of the Kansas Jayhawks coaches from the sidelines during the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Following an embarrassing loss to Coastal Carolina in Week 2, Les Miles led Kansas football to its first road win against a Power Five program since 2008.On Friday night, the Kansas Jayhawks dominated the Boston College Eagles with ease.Kansas had itself a night to remember on the ground with 329 rushing yards. Quarterback Carter Stanley also did a good job of taking care of the football in a hostile environment.It might not seem like the most impressive win in college football, but make no mistake, it could change how people view Kansas football.last_img read more

Denounce India-Pakistan World Cup match: Cricket Club of India secretary to BCCI

first_imgDenounce India-Pakistan World Cup match: Cricket Club of India secretary to BCCICricket Club of India covered the portrait of Imran Khan in their restaurant hall after the Pulwama terror attack that took the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.advertisement ANI MumbaiFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 17:59 IST Cricket Club of India secretary said “nation come first even before sports”. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCCI secretary Suresh Bafna said Imran Khan should publicly condemn the Pulwama attackCCI covered Imran Khan’s portrait in their restaurant hallBafna said they are discussing how to remove Imran Khan’s portraitIn the wake of ghastly terror attack in Pulwama where 40 CRPF personnel were killed earlier this week, Cricket Club of India (CCI) secretary Suresh Bafna on Sunday said that India should not play a match against Pakistan in the forthcoming World Cup.Speaking to ANI, Suresh said that since Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has not come out openly about the attack in Kashmir, it shows that they are at fault somewhere.”We condemn the terror activities carried out against our army and CRPF personnel. Though CCI is a sporting association but nation comes first even before sports,” he said.”He [Imran Khan] should respond. He is the Prime Minister and if he believes that Pakistan has no role to play in the attack then why is he not coming out openly. He should come out openly. People should know the truth. He is not coming out openly which means that there are stains in their folds,” Suresh added.After the terror attack, CCI had covered the portrait of Imran Khan at its Brabourne stadium headquarters in Mumbai. The secretary said that the step was their way of condemning the barbaric attack on their security personnel.”We called a meeting on the very next day of the attack and to condemn the attack, we decided to cover the photo. We’ll be deciding soon how to remove the photo,” he said.Imran has twice played for Pakistan against India at the Brabourne Stadium. He had led Pakistan in a festival game against India in 1987. He also played an ODI at the venue when he led Pakistan to victory against Australia in a Nehru Cup Game in 1989, where he was also declared as the Man of the Match.advertisementHours after the attack on February 14, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry issued a wishy-washy statement, terming as “a matter of grave concern” the terror attack on the CRPF convoy which was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit based in that country.In the statement, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said, “We have always condemned acts of violence anywhere in the world.” The Pakistan Foreign Ministry has also been claiming that the link of the attack to it without an investigation was “insinuation.”However, India asserted that the Pakistan Foreign Ministry’s argument was “preposterous when there is a video of the suicide bomber declaring himself a member of the JeM” and there is also “other audio-visual and print material linking JeM to the terrorist attack.”Also Read | 14th February was a black day for India: Sania Mirza on Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan to donate money to families of CRPF martyrsAlso Read | Pakistan Super League telecast suspended in IndiaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs PakistanFollow 2019 ICC World CupFollow Pulwama terror attackFollow BCCIFollow Cricket Club of Indialast_img read more

19 UK Based Reggae Ambassadors Honoured

first_imgSilver Musgrave Medallist, Emmanuel ‘Rico’ Rodriquez’ was among 19 United Kingdom based ‘Reggae Ambassadors’ honoured by the Jamaican High Commission in London, at a special ceremony to mark the end of Reggae Month on Thursday, February 28.Mr. Rodriquez was officially presented with the Silver Musgrave Medal awarded to him last October by the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ). The medalsare awarded to select persons for achievements in the fields of literature, the arts and science and they date back to 1897.“We were asked by the Jamaican government to make a presentation of the Silver Musgrave medal to Rico Rodriquez, and we thought that it would be fitting for us to wrap that presentation around a significant event. We thought that in this February 2013, which is celebrated as Reggae Month, it would be good for us to recognise the stalwarts of the Jamaican music industry here in the United Kingdom,” High Commissioner, Her Excellency Aloun N’dombet Assamba said.She told the honourees that they had helped to bring Jamaica and Jamaican music to the world.“We are honouring you because of your contributions to what has now become known as brand Jamaica. The music that you created, the music that you helped to bring to the world, you were taking Jamaica to the world… We want to say to you as a community, we recognise what you have done to put Jamaica on the map,” the High Commissioner said.The IOJ citation to Mr. Rodriquez noted that his contribution to developing Jamaican music warranted the gratitude of the nation.“Along with a select few of his contemporaries, Rico Rodriquez’s inventive fusion of jazz techniques, pop accessibility and his Rastafarian affinity with the African soul, imagined a popular music form that Jamaicans could claim as their own. Both his solo efforts and his extensive contribution to many of Jamaica’s formative music groups, warranted the gratitude and recognition of his homeland,” the citation read in part.Mr. Rodriquez expressed his gratitude for the award and thanked the High Commission for organising the special presentation, as he was unable to travel to Jamaica for the ceremony last year. He was also the recipient of an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2007, for services to music.Singer, Count Prince Miller who spoke on behalf of the honourees, acknowledged the High Commissioner for paying special tribute to the music pioneers.He noted that the recognition was significant, coming so soon after the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence. He said that many of the musicians, singers, promoters and sound system operators, have been based in the UK prior to Independence and are happy to be recognised.There was also special praise for the Alpha Boy’s School in Kingston and its former head, Sister Ignatius. The school was the early training ground for many of the honourees.Also honoured on Thursday evening were Owen Grey, Little Roy, King Sounds, Winston Francis, BB Seaton, AJ Franklyn, Mandingo, Edward ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton, Lloyd Coxson , Dennis Alcapone ,Tony Washington, JC Lodge, Dimples, Daddy Ernie, Phillip Chen, Jimmy James and David Rodigan.last_img read more

JMA Trade Show Sends Important Signal to World – PM

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), noting that the event sends an important signal to the world that Jamaica is serious about claiming its share in the regional and global marketplace.Mr. Holness, who was giving the keynote address at the opening at the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association’s (JMA)-organised trade show on June 1 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre,  said the event is putting brand Jamaica on full display.“Undoubtedly, Jamaica has a well-known and well-loved brand,” Mr. Holness said.“Our brand stands boldly and is amplified in the global marketplace. Our brand is an infusion of our music, our hospitality, culture, food, entertainment, creativity and our innovativeness – all coming together to create a distinct meaning of a Jamaican product or service,” he pointed out.He noted that the island produces some very exotic products that are in high demand in the global marketplace, and the country must now put itself in the position where it can fully capitalise on the benefits.As such, he said, the Administration is working to broaden brand meaning and brand awareness, in order to boost sales in the global marketplace.“By virtue of our brand, our products are easily noticed on shelves. In fact, the Jamaican flag is one of the most-known flags in the world, and if our manufacturers were to stamp that flag on our products more, I am willing to bet they would move much faster off the shelves,” he pointed out.He said that in addition to brand strength, Jamaica has other advantages, such as its geographic location.“Nothing passes through this region without it passing through Jamaican waters,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister said the Government “also wants the world to know that Jamaica is one of the easiest destinations in which to do business and that we are serious about doing business”.“When that becomes a part of our brand, then you will start to see real economic growth taking place,” he pointed out.“The Government is engaged in a very involved process of improving our business climate… of improving the regulatory environment, and in ensuring that we create the infrastructure for business,” he noted further.The JIE will run from June 1-3 and will see some 200 buyers and suppliers from 11 countries converging on the tourism capital of Montego Bay to make business contacts. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), noting that the event sends an important signal to the world that Jamaica is serious about claiming its share in the regional and global marketplace. The JIE will run from June 1-3 and will see some 200 buyers and suppliers from 11 countries converging on the tourism capital of Montego Bay to make business contacts. “Undoubtedly, Jamaica has a well-known and well-loved brand,” Mr. Holness said.last_img read more

Asteroid makes close approach to Earth NASA

first_imgNEW YORK – NASA stated Friday a newly discovered asteroid made a close approach to Earth on September 16, which “could be back in Earth’s neighborhood in 2032”The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) stated Friday a newly discovered asteroid made a close approach to Earth on September 16, which “could be back in Earth’s neighborhood in 2032”.Published on NASA’s official website, the statement said the asteroid named 2013 TV135 was initially estimated to be about 400 meters (1,300 feet).The scientists said the asteroid made it’s closest approach as about 6.7 million kilometers (4.2 million miles), whose orbit carries it as far out as about three quarters of the distance between the Moon and the Earth.Scientists, who made observations for an orbital period that spans almost four years, stated its future orbital path was still quite uncertain. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office noted the probability this asteroid could then impact Earth was only one in 63,000.The asteroid was discovered on October 8, 2013, by astronomers working at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Ukraine. As of October 14, asteroid 2013 TV135 is one of 10,332 near-Earth objects that have been discovered.“To put it another way, that puts the current probability of no impact in 2032 at about 99.998 percent,” said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “This is a relatively new discovery. With more observations, I fully expect we will be able to significantly reduce, or rule out entirely, any impact probability for the foreseeable future.”NASA detects, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets passing close to Earth using both ground- and space-based telescopes. The Near-Earth Object Observations Program, commonly called “Spaceguard,” discovers these objects, characterizes a subset of them and identifies their orbits to determine if any could be potentially hazardous to the planet.JPL manages the Near-Earth Object Program Office for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.last_img read more

Two arrested in Mumbai with banners of LTTE leader

After locals alerted Mulund police about the banners, they removed them and registered a case against unknown persons.“We booked them under the Maharashtra Prevention of Defacement of Property Act. On Tuesday, we identified two men involved in putting up the banners and arrested them. Both will be produced in court on Wednesday,” said Sripad Kale, senior inspector, Mulund police. (Colombo Gazette) Sources said the members of Naam Tamilar Katchi, led by film director turned-politician Seeman, erected the banners for Prabhakaran’s 64th birth anniversary, on Monday. Prabhakaran was the leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a militant organization, that sought to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka. He was killed by Lankan forces in 2009. Two members of a fringe Tamil nationalist party were arrested in Mumbai on Tuesday for putting up banners with slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran’s photos at Mehul Circle at Mulund’s New Junction, Times of India reported.Mathiyajagan Sundaram (33) and Palanivel Ravindra (24) have been booked for defacing public property. read more

UN weapons inspectors make first Mirage IV surveillance flight in Iraq

UN spokesman Hiro Ueki said in Baghdad that the flight took place yesterday.In today’s operations, chemical teams from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) destroyed more mustard-filled artillery shells at Al Muthana and inspected the Northern Refineries Company in Baiji, approximately 240 kilometres north of Baghdad.A biological team inspected further digging at Al Aziziyah Airfield and Firing Range in search of R-400 aerial bombs and bomb fragments. Iraq says the bombs were filled with biological agents and destroyed at the site in 1991. Additional fragments of R-400 bombs were identified, Mr. Ueki said.In Baghdad, a missile team inspected the David Bros Company, which supplies electronic equipment and mechanical components for missiles and is involved in research and development of remote piloted vehicle (RPV). A multidisciplinary team carried out aerial surveillance around two large sites west and southwest of Baghdad. “These sites correspond to the facilities which were involved in chemical and biological research and development in the past,” Mr. Ueki said.Teams from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspected the State Establishment for Electrical Industries (SEEI), a small motors and electrical appliances manufacturer in Baghdad, and performed a car-borne radiation survey in industrial areas about 90 kilometres west of Baghdad. read more

INTERVIEW UN must stand by Central African Republic as long as it

“We went to the Central African Republic because there was a need,” Mr. Onanga-Anyanga told UN News in an interview while in New York to brief the members of the Security Council on the situation in CAR.The UN integrated peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, was established by the Council in April 2014.Clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian, plunged the country of 4.5 million people into civil conflict in 2013. According to the UN, more than half the population is in dire need of assistance. Despite significant progress and successful elections, CAR has remained in the grip of instability and sporadic unrest.Mr. Onanga-Anyanga told UN News that it is still “too early to disengage,” and the Security Council “did the right thing by renewing MINUSCA’s mandate.” Last November, Council members extended the Mission until 15 November 2018 and authorized an increase of 900 additional troops to enable MINUSCA to carry out its mandate more effectively, especially in light of the upsurge in violence at that time.The Special Representative, who is also the Mission’s chief, said MINUSCA should be able to “accompany the authorities of the Central African Republic, which are taking more and more responsibility, to reduce the main threat facing the Central African society, which is the presence of a large number of armed groups, which are extremely fragmented and whose activities unfortunately cause so much concern to the Central African society.“We must stay, and we must accompany the Central African Republic as long as it needs the support of the international community,” said Mr. Onanga-Anyanga. The UN envoy stressed the many progress made in recent years “in a context that has remained extremely difficult”. “We are in a new democracy that is very much in its infancy,” he said, noting that the country’s institutions are, for the most part, “still weak.”As for progress made, he highlighted security and defense sector reform, undertaken with the assistance of the European Union (EU); the revival of the judicial system, with trials in Bouar and Bangui, of former perpetrators of the violence that has affected the country since 2013; the establishment of mechanisms of transitional justice, and the restoration of the authority of the State on the whole territory.Regarding the recovery of the Central African economy, the Secretariat of the National Recovery and Peacebuilding Plan (RCPCA), the main support tool for this recovery, had been set up a few months ago.Mr. Onanga-Anyanga said the Government has clearly affirmed its political will to create an environment conducive to boosting the private sector development. However, there must be “a security context that allows to leave the capital” Bangui, he said.The help given to the Central African Republic can only be limited in time [and] everything must be done to ensure that there is a dynamic, autonomous, and above all, indigenous private sector.By creating gradually zones of stability, “we hope the private sector […] can flourish.” But he warned that “the help given to the Central African Republic can only be limited in time [and] everything must be done to ensure that there is a dynamic, autonomous, and above all, indigenous private sector that can create wealth, without which there will be no job creation, [no] long-term stability”, he added.Regarding implementation of the Secretary-General’s zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, the Special Representative highlighted the measures the Mission has taken since such cases of abuse were revealed.“Three years ago, we woke up to a nightmare. We all learned about the abuses that had been committed in CAR […] on the part of our troops who were sent to the Central African Republic to protect the civilian population but ended up committing crimes,” he said.“Since then, measures have been taken, extremely strong measures. Entire contingents have been sent back from the Central African Republic,” he explained.Mr. Onanga-Anyanga said the policy aims to empower troop-contributing countries, while not stigmatizing any specific country. “We cannot afford to increase the suffering of these people,” he said.He went on to say that such measures are being rigorously applied. And while the problem has lessened, “our goal is zero. It is unacceptable that even one of our contingents or civilians could engage in activities where they would use their status to abuse other people,” he concluded. read more

Princess Piers WWI connection remembered

first_imgOne hundred years ago, before the influx of Greek migrants touched down at Princess Pier in Melbourne, thousands of Australian families gathered to farewell their male family members making the trip up north to help the Allied forces. Thousands of Australian men would have said their last goodbyes at the pier before they settled at the base in Lemnos, Greece, before the tragic voyage to Gallipoli. Princess Pier was where the first Australian contingent of troops set off to the Great War, and it was where hundreds gathered 100 years later to mark the moment and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. At an Anzac Centenary commemorative ceremony at the pier on Sunday, Greek Australians joined the crowd to pay their own respects and share the Greek connection to a huge part of Australian history. The Lemnian connection was represented in a stall set up by the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee (LGCC), where passersby were able to see photos of nurses and other personnel on the island and get a small history lesson on the lesser-known Greek connection.Christina Despoteris, executive member of the LGCC, says the stall was packed with people keen to find out more about Greece’s connection.“There were lots of people – lots of interest,” Ms Despoteris tells Neos Kosmos. “We had pictures of nurses on the island, we had pictures of the hospital there, pictures of soldiers, and they came and had a look at those.” For Ms Despoteris, the day marked the start of the commemorative period, that will span four years just as the war did. For many who saw their loved ones off at Princess Pier in 1914, they were blissfully unaware of how long the war would span and how bloody it would eventually become.The island of Lemnos still holds a special place in Australian history. More than 100 Australian soldiers are buried there, while some of the first Greek migrants to travel to Australia were in fact Lemnians.“Lemnos is slowly becoming acknowledged as part of the history of Gallipoli. Our role is to encourage and to make sure that more and more people know of it,” Ms Despoteris says.Each of the 17 ships of the first convoy farewelled at Princess Pier had its own stall at the event, giving crowds the chance to learn of the soldiers who were on board and their fate. For the LGCC, the event was a chance to fundraise and garner interest in the forthcoming statue, to be erected midnext year. The group sold out of their fundraising badges, raising more than $600 for the statue.Commissioned by sculptor Peter Corlette, the bronze statue depicts two figures, one a nurse standing tall, looking after a seated soldier.The statue will be erected at Albert Park, linking it to the nearby Princess Pier legacy. The committee is also organising a photographic exhibition, displaying a myriad of photos from the island during the war, with the hopes it will tour the country during the centenary commemorations. For more information, and to donate to the statue, visit lemnosgallipolicc.blogspot.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greenpeace bloque un convoi duranium dans le ValdeMarne

first_imgGreenpeace bloque un convoi d’uranium dans le Val-de-MarneVilleneuve-Saint-Georges, France – Pendant près de quatre heures dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi, douze militants de Greenpeace ont bloqué à la gare de triage de Villeneuve-Saint-Georges dans le Val-de-Marne, un convoi d’uranium appauvri. Les militants ont été interpellés et le train a été débloqué vers 5h du matin.Réclamant un moratoire sur l’exportation des déchets nucléaires, une dizaine de militants de l’association écologique Greenpeace se sont enchaînés aux voies de chemin de fer à l’arrière et à l’avant d’un train transportant de l’uranium appauvri. En provenance de l’usine Areva de Pierrelatte dans la Drôme, c’est en Loire-Atlantique à Montoire-de-Bretagne, que la cargaison doit être acheminée avant d’être embarquée à bord du cargo russe Kapitan Kuroptev à destination de la Russie, assure Greenpeace.À lire aussiGreenpeace : une vidéo choc pour sauver la Grande barrière de corail L’association mène de nombreuses actions, notamment au Havre et à Cherbourg, pour protester contre ces exportations. Cette nuit, douze personnes ont été interpellées et conduites au commissariat de Créteil a indiqué la police, précisant que le convoi a été débloqué vers 5h du matin.Si Areva affirme que l’uranium est envoyé en Russie pour y être retraité puis réutilisé dans des centrales françaises, la France ne disposant pas des capacités nécessaires à ce retraitement, Greenpeace assure qu’il s’agit de déchets nucléaires. Selon l’ONG, Areva et son homologue à capitaux européens, Urenco, auraient au cours des quinze dernières années, exporté quelque 140.000 tonnes de ces déchets en Russie.Le 11 mars 2010 à 17:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE issues apology over Russian flag incident on RAW

first_img Velvet Sky WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+center_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE issued the following statement on Tuesday.“We at WWE would like to apologize to the Russian people for the incident on Monday Night Raw that could have been construed as disrespect for their nation’s flag.”WWE: WWE issues apology for Russian flag incidentRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

Battle Ground woman held in death of motorcyclist

first_imgA Battle Ground woman accused in the death of a motorcyclist she rear-ended while he was stopped at a traffic light Friday told investigators “she did not know how the crash occurred and said the motorcycle came out of nowhere,” court records state.Investigators say they believe Regina Mae Milam, 60, was under the influence of a drug at the time of the crash. A preliminary breath test found she had no alcohol in her system. However, Milam’s speech was slow, she slurred her words and repeated herself, her eyes were bloodshot and pupils constricted, and she performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Her blood was seized for toxicology testing; those results are pending.Milam appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide. Despite Milam’s lack of a criminal history, Judge Jennifer Snider set Milam’s bail at $100,000, citing concerns for community safety. She will be arraigned Aug. 16.Authorities have not yet identified the motorcyclist. But family and friends identified him as 20-year-old Andrew Harig, according to a GoFundMe account.“Andrew was an amazing young man. His kind heart and caring nature could be felt by all who knew him,” the memorial fund states. “He excelled at everything he did. If you called him for help at any time of the day, he would be there without question.”last_img read more

OHSU approved to resume heart transplant program

first_imgPORTLAND — OHSU Hospital has revealed the names of the three cardiologists it hired this summer to restart the hospital’s heart transplant program.The announcement comes with days left before a deadline that would require the hospital to go through a lengthy recertification process. Now the program must perform a transplant to retain its status with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.The United Network for Organ Sharing, which is a national body that organizes and regulates organ transplants, gave a go-ahead to OHSU to start transplanting hearts again, according to OHSU.Transplant programs need at least one experienced doctor to be approved by the network. OHSU hired Johannes Steiner into that role.Steiner comes from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.He is joined by two junior cardiologists: Nalini Colaco from the University of California San Francisco, and Luke Masha from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.“With the successful recruitment of cardiologists from some of the preeminent programs in the country, we are pleased to resume the full spectrum of care for Oregonians with advanced heart failure in need of heart transplantation,” said OHSU President Danny Jacobs in a statement.Oregon’s only heart transplant program shut down in August last year when all its cardiologists quit. Transplant surgeons followed.Jacobs called for internal and external reviews of the heart transplant program and how it fit into the hospital more broadly.The head of the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Sanjiv Kaul, stepped down from his leadership position months later. Officials said that there could be more significant management changes once a new program head is hired.last_img read more

Gossip Rooney to quit DC United

first_imgWayne Rooney has landed in England to negotiate a deal to become a player-coach at Derby County.Yesterday here at Ronaldo.com we brought you the story of Rooney instructing agent Paul Stretford to discuss the feasibility of the opportunity at Derby.In a dramatic turn of events, according to Sky Sport, Rooney himself has been pictured at Heathrow airport.Didn’t know Wayne Rooney was also in our flight ✈️ 👍🏽⚽️📸🤳🏽 pic.twitter.com/Yhs5eIw2mN— Kiran 😍👨🏻‍🍳 (@___Kiran) August 6, 2019Where it has been said he landed and has traveled to the Derby to discuss the terms of the agreement.Rooney has only been stateside for one year. It has been a resounding success for the 33-year-old.He has made no secret in recent interviews of his thoughts and intentions of going into management.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…It is believed the deal with the Rams is considered perfect for him.While he doesn’t want to hang up his playing boots just yet. He can continue to play and find his feet in the coaching world too.It is understood that DC United will not stand in his way. They have already lined up his replacement.The MLS rules allow for the team to have what they call “one designated player.”It is believed that former LA Galaxy and Columbus Crew forward Ola Kamara was in the stands at the weekends game.DC has apparently agreed a two million pound deal for the Norwegian with Chinese club Shenzhen.All this talk of Rooney to Derby comes as quite a shock. Derby only recently appointed Phillip Cocu on a four-year deal as their new manager.Cocu has remained silent about the rumours.HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 05: Phillip Cocu manager of Derby County looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Derby County at John Smith’s Stadium on August 05, 2019 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)last_img read more

Cascarino Solskjaer may sell Pogba this summer

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer may decide to cash in on Paul Pogba this summer should he become the permanent Manchester United manager, says Tony Cascarino.The French midfielder had a low-key outing in Saturday’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Wolves upon scoring nine goals and eight assists in his opening 20 games under caretaker boss Solskjaer.Following a 2-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal, Solskjaer was handed a second consecutive loss at Molineux as Wolves defeated United 2-1 in a quarter-final tie following goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota.And former Chelsea striker Cascarino wasn’t the least bit impressed by Pogba’s display.“Pogba has done brilliantly since Solskjaer came in but against Wolves, on Saturday, he reminded me of the in-and-out player that he was under Jose Mourinho,” Cascarino wrote in his column for The Times.“He was doing what he liked at times but not affecting the opposition. I don’t know whether the past few weeks are as good as it gets with him.”English media claim that Solskjaer will be named the permanent United manager during the international break following a strong start in the Old Trafford dugout.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Norwegian has won 14 of his opening 19 matches in charge and lost just three as United reached the Champions League quarter-finals and returned into the thick of the Premier League top-four battle.In light of this, Cascarino has suggested that Solskjaer may decide to get a nice fee by selling the inconsistent Pogba in favour of signing someone more reliable.Cascarino added: “If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets the Manchester United job in the summer, Paul Pogba will present one of his biggest dilemmas.“If so, Solskjaer may wish to cash in on him for a lot of money. I would be tempted to replace him with someone he can trust a bit more.“It will be a real challenge of Solskjaer’s management skills.”Pogba is currently away on international duty for France, who will take a trip to Moldova on Friday for their first EURO 2020 qualifier in Group H before hosting Iceland in Paris three days later.WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Paul Pogba of Manchester United reacts following defeat in the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on March 16, 2019 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)last_img read more

Mourinho explains his passion for tennis

first_imgThe former Manchester United manager was in attendance to watch Andy Murray train ahead of his doubles Quarterfinal.Former Manchester United and Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho, loves football but also loves tennis.He has attended a big number of matches live, especially to see Andy Murray.And he talked to The Independent about his love for the sport.“I try to come most years but wasn’t able to until now, but this is a good moment because Andy plays,” Mourinho said.“It’s nice for a sportsman like him in a special moment of his career, it’s nice for him to know that the ones that always supported him in the big moments, we also support him in these moments where he is showing what a man he is.”“With his age, with everything he has already won he needs to be really special, in love with the game, and ready to make the effort he is making to be back,” he added.jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“That’s fantastic, and if he can evolve to play singles again at the highest level, that would be amazing.”Mourinho talked about his biggest tennis moment: “I shed tears when Murray won Wimbledon, yes, it’s true, because for these boys Wimbledon, Roland Garros, and these tournaments are like the Champions League for us.”“I would love all the football players to cope with responsibilities the way these guys do it. In football, you can hide behind each other. In tennis, they can’t hide behind anyone.”}🚨 EXCLUSIVE 🚨In this @primevideosport sit-down interview, @andy_murray talks…✅ His journey through rehab✅ Being woken up at 5am✅ Support from fellow players pic.twitter.com/xDLKQ1ODtW— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) June 7, 2019last_img read more

Report Hulls MacDonald diagnosed with cancer

first_imgHull City’s Angus MacDonald has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.In an official statement from the Hull City Tiger’s club website, hullcitytigers.com, it was confirmed that MacDonald had been diagnosed with the early stages of bowel cancer.The 26- year old defender, joined the club back in January of 2018.But made only 3 appearances for the club last season. After being diagnosed with a blood clot in his calf in September, he was ruled out for nine months.The official club statement read:“Hull are sad to announce that Angus MacDonald has been diagnosed with early stages of bowel cancer.”“Angus has shown great strength of character in the way he has reacted to this news.“The whole Tigers family join together in showing Angus continued love and will support him in his recovery.”“His physical and mental wellbeing are our number one priority at this moment in time.”“The club kindly requests that supporters and the media respect the privacy of Angus and his family at this time.”“Please also note that any further updates on his progress will be provided by the club.”“He stated his intention to return to action in an interview with Football League World last month, describing his layoff as the ‘toughest year’ of his life.”Further to the clubs press release, the player also made a statement through the local press, The Hull Daily Mail.MacDonald said:Breaking News: Bolton Wanderers have been saved George Patchias – August 28, 2019 One of the founding clubs of the English Football league, Bolton Wanderers have been saved from extinction.It has just been announced that Football Ventures…“The news broke today from my club that I have been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer.”“After a year on the sidelines and recently getting back into full training, returning to the pitch felt closer than ever.”“So this news has come as a complete shock and is hard to take and fully process.”“However, I’m blessed to have fantastic family and friends and some very good people around me to help me get through this.”“As well as amazing teammates and staff at the club who have been with me all the way through the past year.”“I’m getting my head around this new challenge that lies ahead.”“I will be ready to fight this head-on, and I’m going to do whatever I can to get back to full health and back on that pitch.”“I’m going to take a few days away from social media, and get some alone time with my nearest and dearest.”Club Statement: Angus MacDonald.The whole Hull City family join together in showing Angus continued love and will support him in his recovery. 🧡🖤➡️ https://t.co/XvuFMdrwDZ#hcafc | #theTigers pic.twitter.com/VYnx3GdiEH— Hull City (@HullCity) September 4, 2019last_img read more