first_imgNineteen people, including three children, were killed and six others were injured after a cement-laden truck they were travelling in overturned on a highway in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar. The victims were labourers from central Gujarat and were coming from Pipavav port.“Twenty-five people were in the open cement laden truck. The driver lost control while overtaking another vehicle on the highway and the truck turned turtle. Twelve women were among those killed,” a State government release said. The government has announced compensation of ₹4 lakh each for the victims.“My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in the accident… I pray that those who have been injured in the accident recover at the earliest,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani asked the authorities to conduct an inquiry. The truck driver fled after the accident.last_img read more

first_imgView comments Spoelstra, 47, and his wife announced earlier Wednesday that they are expecting their first child, a son.Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points and Robin Lopez added 22 for the Bulls, who were 7 for 28 from 3-point range and got five of those makes in the final 2 minutes. Chicago fell to 1-5, matching its worst start since 2007-08.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDion Waiters also scored 13 for the Heat, who were without starting forward James Johnson — a late scratch with right knee tendinitis.Miami was rolling early, up 20-6 after 8 minutes and 35-20 midway through the second quarter. The Bulls started 1 for 10 from the floor, Whiteside had eight rebounds in the game’s first 4:50 and everything was working for Miami. Heat: Whiteside made his 200th appearance with the Heat. … This was one of Miami’s four November home games. The Heat play at home three times in the next four weeks, and have 17 of their next 24 on the road. … Miami hasn’t lost four straight games in the same homestand since March 10-16, 2008. … Justise Winslow made his first shot, giving him seven straight makes over three games.NEW ERAWednesday marked the first time since March 26, 2003 that the Heat and Bulls played and Dwyane Wade wasn’t on either roster. Miami and Chicago played 71 times between 2003-04 and last season; Wade played for Miami in 64 of those games, sat out four and played for Chicago in the three Bulls-Heat matchups last season.SPO STATSAmong the 30 current NBA coaches, only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich has held his job longer than Spoelstra. But there are only nine coaches who are younger than the Heat sideline boss: Luke Walton, Tyronn Lue, Brad Stevens, Dave Joerger, former Heat assistant David Fizdale, Frank Vogel, Jason Kidd, Michael Malone and Hoiberg. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games That is, until the Bulls started attacking.A 24-10 run by Chicago tied the game late in the half, seven of those field goals by the Bulls coming in close proximity to the rim. Chicago led by as many as six in the third and probably should have been up more, missing five shots at the rim late in the quarter.The Heat reclaimed the lead with a 10-1 run to end the third, Tyler Johnson scoring five of those points and Dragic hitting a late 3 as Miami took a 67-64 lead into the fourth.TIP INSBulls: Chicago tinkered with its starting lineup, adding David Nwaba and having Paul Zipser come off the bench. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is exploring certain combinations ahead of the looming return of Bobby Portis (suspension). … The Bulls trailed by as many as 14 in the first quarter, the earliest they’d faced such a deficit so early this season. … Justin Holiday missed 12 of his first 13 shots.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFPMIAMI — Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Tyler Johnson added 19 as the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) to end a three-game slide.Hassan Whiteside returned from a five-game absence with a bruised knee and scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Heat, who went 3-3 on their six-game homestand and gave coach Erik Spoelstra what has apparently become his annual gift — it was the fourth straight year Miami played and won on his birthday.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Hayward, in blog post, expresses thanks for support QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementImage Courtesy: India TVWest Indies’ explosive opener Chris Gayle will not be a part of the limited overs squad for the upcoming series against the No.1 ranked India side.The 36-year-old cited personal reasons to exclude himself from the 15-man squad. Moreover, the hard-hitting batsman also opted out of the tour against Bangladesh while making himself available for the England tour of the Caribbean as well as the 2019 World Cup in England.The West Indies Cricket Board named a rather inexperienced squad for the tour with several fresh call-ups in the form of Chanderpaul Hemraj, Fabian Allen and Oshane Thomas.WICB selection chairman panel elaborated the board’s decision to back the youngsters in a statement which reads:As we continue our Cricket World Cup preparations, the upcoming tour of India provides a great opportunity to expose some of our young talent,” With the 2020 ICC World T20 two years away and the limited amount of T20 Internationals within the next year, the panel believes at this juncture it is time to invest in the young players that have emerged over the last two years from Windies A and B teams, along with 2018 CPL,”Another notable name to be missing from the squad is mystery spinner, Sunil Narine along with all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.Allrounder Andre Russell managed a way to be included after suffering from an injury that forced him out of the 50-over format. The experienced duo of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo have also been included.The fragile West Indies squad face a heavy test against the Asia Cup champions with Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite leading the ODI and T20 squad respectively. Check out the West Indies squad for both the formats below.ODI Squad: Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas.T20I Squad: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas.Read Also:Cricket: Changes abound? Indian team’s performance to be appraised before second WI testIndia vs WI 1st Test Day 3 Review: India cut through Windies to record their biggest winlast_img read more

first_imgKohima, Dec 1 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today affirmed that Assamese and Naga people have been sharing a close relationship and still continue to share the common goal for people centric development on both sides of the border.”We need to work together in mission mode and give a boost to Saabka Saath, Saabka Vikas,” Sonowal said during his address at the inaugural function of the 10-day long Hornbill Festival of Nagaland at Kisama.On the border crisis between the two states, Sonowal suggested constituting committees, comprising of MPs and MLAs and local people to undertake visits to the bordering districts of Assam and Nagaland to facilitate confidence building measures and strengthen mutual trust and a sense of togetherness.Security forces on both sides of the border areas need to be extra cautious, he said.Recalling his meeting with Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang on October 17 at Kaziranga, he termed it as a fruitful dialogue, wherein they agreed to work for a lasting solution in the areas of illegal migration, life and security to the people of both states and cultural and sporting exchanges between the two states.”I am confident that we will work jointly to protect the North East region as a hub of potentialities, possibilities and prosperities and position it pan-India showcasing its unmatched beauty in tourism, culture, forest and environment,” Sonowal said.The Assam CM sought cooperation from Nagaland to work in areas of mutual interest like Rhino poaching, intelligence sharing on extremist activities and crime control in both states.advertisementAddressing the gathering Nagaland Governor P B Acharya said “All tribes of Nagaland have their unique and indigenous festivals. Hornbill Festival has gone a long way in giving boost to tourism in our state and this is a miniature representation of the rich art and culture, spotless beauty of Nagaland and it showcases the cultural diversity of the state.””The Hornbill Festival is an ideal way to revive, conserve and sustain the richness of the Naga heritage and culture. This festival is the symbol of our unity amongst our tribes,” the Governor added.Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang in his address said, “We try to show you a glimpse of our culture in its true colour and vibrancy through the festival. Whilst the Nagas are moving fast towards modernity and civilisation, we are equally determined to preserve our tradition and culture, which are the hallmarks of the Naga identity.””We hope to leverage this as an important driver of the states economic development,” he added. PTI NBS DKBlast_img read more

first_img“FIFA has taken note of the lifting of the ban on the Greek Championship and Cup and has informed the Greek Government that the FIFA Monitoring Committee overseeing the Hellenic Football Federation has submitted a report to the chairman of the FIFA Member Associations Committee,” a FIFA spokesperson said on Friday in a statement to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).“Beyond the lifting of the ban, FIFA requires concrete guarantees that episodes of violence will stop thus allowing for a smooth running of the national competitions, both in the short and long-term,” he added. Further updates on this matter will be communicated in due course.The ANA contacted FIFA regarding the recent controversy surrounding Greek football and news that the chairman of the monitoring committee for Greek football, Herbert Hubel, intends to recommend a football ‘Grexit’ where all Greek teams – including the national team – are excluded from international competitions.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgThree-time Olympic silver-medallist Lee Chong Wei has been diagnosed with an early stage nose cancer, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced on on Saturday.Chong Wei has been off the circuit since the BWF World Championships 2018 and BAM had announced ahead of that tournament in Nanjing, China that, “he is unwell and suffering from a respiratory related disorder.”The announcement at that time statement that Lee Chong Wei would be unable to undergo any physical activity for at least a month. However, now it seems the wait to see the legend back to playing badminton might have prolonged.On Saturday, BAM President Dato’ Sri Norza Zakaria issued a statement announcing that Chong Wei was in the early stage of nose cancer and was seeking treatment currently in Taiwan.He further stated that Chong Wei was responding well to the treatment and is recuperating.”In response to recent reports concerning Datuk Lee Chong Wei, BAM confirms that the player has been diagnosed with early stage nose cancer.”Chong Wei is currently in Taiwan seeking treatment and I am pleased to inform you that he is responding well to his treatment and is currently resting and recuperating amongst family and close friends,” BAM President said in a statement.[Admin] To everyone, this is the official statement released by @BA_Malaysia. We hope that all of Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei fans can give privacy to him and his family while he is resting.We wish him speedy recovery, in the meantime, your prayers are appreciated!’ Lee Chong Wei (@LeeChongWei) September 22, 2018He thanked everyone on behalf of Chong Wei for prayers and support but urged for privacy for him and his family and assured that the association was in contact with Chong Wei.”On behalf of Chong Wei, I would like to thank all Malaysians for your prayers and concerns. Your support has been his source of strength and courage.”We urge everyone to respect his privacy and that of his family. BAM is in constant contact with Chong Wei and we will offer any support we can to our legend,” Zakaria concluded.Also read – Lee Chong Wei withdraws from World Badminton Championships and Asian GamesChong Wei, one of the greatest shuttlers ever, has never won gold at either the Olympics, World Championships and the Asian Games. He finished runners-up thrice at the World Championships and once at Asiad.Recently, Chong Wei won the Malaysia Open by defeating one of the best shuttlers on the circuit right now, Kento Momota of Japan.Earlier this year, Chong Wei also defeated Kidambi Srikanth to win gold in the men’s singles discipline at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.last_img read more


first_imgManchester City Man City to pay for De Bruyne’s pre-derby holiday Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 18:06 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Kevin De Bruyne Pep Guardiola Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Manchester United v Manchester City Manchester United Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Pep Guardiola wants the Belgian to be at full fitness for next Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford, which could have a big say in the title race Manchester City will pay for Kevin De Bruyne to enjoy a warm-weather break in Abu Dhabi ahead of next Sunday’s Manchester derby, Goal understands.De Bruyne played a full part in City’s dramatic 2-1 victory against Southampton on Wednesday night, and is scheduled to play against West Ham this weekend.But he is banned for the Blues’ final Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk in Kharkiv next week, and instead of staying behind in Manchester he will be allowed time off with his wife and young son. 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 Having already confirmed a place in the last 16 of the competition as group winners, Pep Guardiola will also leave several other first-team players out of the match, and they will be allowed to relax with their family and friends away from Manchester.In De Bruyne’s case, sources have told Goal that he will not have to pay a penny for his trip, just as City sent injured left-back Benjamin Mendy to Abu Dhabi for the Formula 1 Grand Prix last weekend as he continues to recover from ruptured knee ligaments.De Bruyne is currently in talks with City over a new contract, and while no formal agreement has yet been reached he has communicated his desire to stay at the club, despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain.City are keen to tie down their best players ahead of next summer’s World Cup, partly in a bid to ward off advances from Europe’s biggest clubs.Gabriel Jesus is also in talks over a new deal, while Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane could also be in line for renewals.David Silva signed a one-year extension on Thursday, which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2020, while Fernandinho is also in discussions. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgMinister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, is encouraging Jamaicans to save more as this is important to the country’s economic growth.“We need to improve savings at all levels in Jamaican society. We need to stop depending on other people’s savings as much as we have chronically done and have now placed us in the impasse of our economic situation. The importance of domestic savings is critical to economic growth…because domestic savings are what we have put down for ourselves,” he said.The Minister was speaking during the launch of First Heritage Co-operative (FHC) Investment Limited’s Student Investment Programme (S.I.P), at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, on Tuesday, March 19.Rev. Thwaites said good saving habits play a greater role once instilled from the earliest age possible. He also added that through savings, individuals will be able to contribute more to the education sector at all levels.He commended FHC for its initiative to encourage students to save, adding that this will in turn, persuade parents to do likewise.“The facilitation that you will offer through the SIP is of inestimable importance,” he said.Outlining the programme, Senior Marketing Officer at the FHC, Diana Allen, said students at four high schools in the corporate area will be taught about investments in a club setting.The participating schools are Queen’s High, Kingsway High, Campion College and Kingston College.Ms. Allen said the programme will afford students a practical appreciation of certain aspects of accounting and business, and should positively impact their overall performance in these areas of study.“The Student Investment Club is the vehicle for the young investor and the FHC Investment will be the driver for wealth creation,” she added.The primary target for the investment club will be 5th and 6th form students. For those schools without a 6th form, students from the fourth form will be incorporated. Distribution Company, Intcomex, will provide participating schools with a laptop for the club. There will also be periodic inter-school competitions to test what the students have learnt. Prizes for the top teams will include accounts with FHC Investments Limited and the winning school will receive the grand prize of $100,000, among others.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgColombo: Five terror suspects who were arrested in Dubai in connection with the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide attacks, were brought back to Sri Lanka from Saudi Arabia on Friday, police said. The police said that a special Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team had left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to bring back the suspects, reports the Daily Mirror. The suspects were detained in Dubai following the attacks across the island nation, majority in capital Colombo, that claimed the lives of over 250 people. Besides being a suspect in the April 21 attacks, initial police investigations have revealed that Mohamed Milhan, alias Abu Seelan, was responsible for the killing of two police constables at a checkpoint in Vavunathivu, Batticaloa on November 30, 2018.last_img read more

Rabat – Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has reportedly left the club.The move comes six weeks after criticism from club’s manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese criticized Carneiro after she rushed to the aid of Belgian international Eden Hazard in the 2-2 draw against Swansea at Stamford Bridge on August 8.According to British media reports, Carneiro was asked to return to work last Friday, but she has decided not to show and is now considering legal action against the London-based club. Mourinho’s reaction at the time is the subject of an FA inquiry. He is being accused of using abusive or sexist language towards Carneiro.A member of the public has alleged that the former Real Madrid manager shouted ‘filha da puta’ towards the Gibraltar-born doctor, something that means daughter of a whore.Heather Rabbatts, chair of the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board and FA’s only female board member, expressed her “sadness and anger” at the news of Carneiro’s departure.“Her departure raises a serious question on how players are safeguarded if their medical support is compromised,” said Rabbatts.“I hope that Eva’s own situation can be resolved quickly and positively and that she will be able to continue to work in a senior position within the game.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Rabat – Libya has officially announced its decision to back Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid in the countdown to Wednesday’s poll to choose the 2026 host.President of the Libyan Football Federation Jamal Al-Jaafari will represent Libya during the FIFA vote.To date, more than 17 countries have pledged support for Morocco 2026, including France, Botswana, Qatar, Russia and Serbia. On June 10, CGTN aired a video of a press report showcasing the African nations which “ignored” US President Donald Trump’s threat to the countries that vote for Morocco 2026.The press report interviewed the presidents of the football associations of Niger, Uganda, and Kenya.All chairmen of the football federations mentioned in the report agreed on one point: supporting the Moroccan bid for Africa, according to Libya Observer.“When an African country is competing [against] another country from another continent, it becomes self-evident that African nations will support this destination. Niger is very interested in Morocco’s bid, ” said Issa Yanfore, Deputy Secretary-General of Nigerien Football Federation.Morocco’s bid is a “bid from Africa,” he said.Moses Magogo, President of Uganda’s Football Association also commended Morocco’s bid, emphasizing that Morocco has the ability to host the tournament. He said of Morocco “they speak football.”“The King loves and respect football. I believe that they have the capacities and I believe that they will put up a World Cup better than South Africa.”However, Uganda has not yet supported the Moroccan bid officially. Mogogo told Uganda Radio in May that he “personally” support the Moroccan bid, but he is not the sole decision maker, saying the federation will meet “as an executive and make the final decision on who to vote for.”Mogogo added that he believes the continent is ready to host the second African World Cup after South Africa hosted in 2010.President of the Football Kenya Federation Nick Mwendwa said “why not” have a World Cup “in Africa.” In response to Trump’s threatening message, Lamin Kaba Bajo, President of the Gambia Football Federation,  said: “We are not scared to say that we are fully behind the Moroccan bid.” read more

In Gaza as a whole, “Israeli demolitions have left almost 12,700 homeless,” but funding shortages and difficulties sourcing land and transporting building materials meant that UNRWA has only been able to open only 228 replacement shelters, with another 250 in the pipeline, UNRWA said in a news release.”The Agency estimates that it will cost over $46 million to re-house all the Palestinian refugees who have lost their homes to date – and every day more become homeless,” it said.More than 60 per cent of the refugees are living on $2 a day, or less, while chronic and acute malnutrition among children reached 25 per cent in some areas. UNWRA is feeding more than 1 million refugees in Gaza and the West Bank, but the Agency has had to halve its food distribution.In the first half of 2002, cash assistance to the very poorest people was cut to $950,000 from $3.4 million in the Gaza Strip and to $2,600 from $3.3 million in the West Bank, the Agency said.”This has meant that the large number of destitute families were not given assistance for basic needs, such as fuel for cooking, or replacement household items for those families whose shelters were destroyed,” UNRWA said. read more

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street, but the Dow Jones industrial average of 30 blue-chip stocks still managed to post its eighth gain in a row and close at another record high.Solid gains in 3M and UnitedHealth Group Thursday sent the Dow up 9 points, less than 0.1 per cent, to 22,026.Most other indexes closed lower, led by declines in energy and technology companies and banks.Apple gave back 1 per cent, a day after a big gain that pushed the Dow over 22,000 points for the first time.Avon plunged 10.7 per cent after reporting a surprise loss and saying its CEO would leave.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 5 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,472. The Nasdaq fell 22 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6,340.___11:45 a.m.Stocks are drifting lower in midday trading on Wall Street as investors look over a mixed batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies.Avon plunged 9 per cent Thursday after reporting a surprise loss in its latest quarter. Avon also said its CEO will leave in March as the company tries to turn its fortunes around.Tesla jumped 6.6 per cent after the electric car maker assured investors it can meet aggressive production targets for its new lower-cost Model 3 sedan.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 5 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,472.The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 22,017. The Dow closed above 22,000 points for the first time a day earlier.The Nasdaq fell 17 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 6,344.___9:35 a.m.Stocks are little changed in early trading on Wall Street as investors look over a mixed batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies.Avon plunged 10 per cent early Thursday after reporting a surprise loss in its latest quarter. Avon also said its CEO will leave in March as the company tries to turn its fortunes around.Electric car maker Tesla jumped 7 per cent after the company assured investors it can meet aggressive production targets for its new lower-cost Model 3 sedan.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 3 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,473.The Dow Jones industrial average edged down 10 points, less than 0.1 per cent, to 22,003. The Dow closed above 22,000 points for the first time a day earlier.The Nasdaq was little changed at 6,360. by The Associated Press Posted Aug 3, 2017 7:42 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Markets Right Now: Stocks close mostly lower, except for Dow read more

ECSO Press ReleaseEmery County Sheriff’s Office (ESCO) personnel rescued two Cedar City scout groups from an ill-fated canoeing adventure on the Green River Tuesday afternoon. While on patrol in Green River, Sgt. Mitch Vetere received a call from a relative stating that a distraught young man had shown up at a farm needing assistance. Sgt. Vetere responded to the farm and spoke with the young man who stated that his canoe had sunk and floated down the river. He said there were over 20 scouts and leaders in his group, most of them in homemade canoes.Sgt. Vetere hooked onto an ECSO boat staged in Green River and headed to the Green River State Park boat ramp with the young man. When they got to the ramp, one of the scout leaders was there. The leader had sunk his canoe after traveling only a couple hundred yards but was able to self-rescue and make his way back to the boat ramp. A gentleman that lives down river then pulled up with three more scouts and a leader who had aborted their trip after too many canoe problems.At that time, Sgt. Mitch Vetere, Deputy Jeff Newland and Deputy Dylan Keele launched a rescue boat and headed down river in an attempt to locate the other scouts and leaders. Two scout leaders accompanied them. The ECSO boat crew located one scout clinging to a tree about one mile downstream. They were able to coax him to let go and float to the boat using his life jacket. The ECSO boat continued downstream where they located the rest of the scouts and leaders. The ECSO was able to offload the remaining canoes, which were bogged down with gear, and stayed in the area until all made it safely to the shore at Crystal Geyser where they could be picked up by vehicle.The scout groups had planned to canoe from Green River State Park to Mineral Bottoms over the next few days, a distance of 67 river miles. Their trip ended only four miles from the boat ramp. Sgt. Vetere, who has spent a lot of time on the river over the years, stated that homemade canoes of this type have no business being on the river, especially with the river currently running at 13,000 cfs. He stated that current river conditions are even a little high for commercial canoes with experienced canoers. These canoes were made with PVC pipe and wrapped with a plastic tarp material.Sheriff Greg Funk wants to emphasize that if you are going to be on the rivers in Emery County, do your research, know your limitations and be prepared. He stated, “We have had numerous river rescues over the years, on the Green, the San Rafael and the Muddy. It is fortunate that the canoe problems happened early in this trip where there is access to the river from the banks, rather than farther downstream with sheer canyon walls. The Green River is wide, the water is cold and hypothermia can set in in a matter of minutes.”Another plus is that ECSO rescue boats had recently been serviced after sitting through the winter, and were used in a to-day river rescue exercise just last month.Total rescue time was three hours and all were accounted for. read more

first_imgBrothers Noel and Liam Gallagher have been embroiled in perhaps the most famous sibling feud in popular culture for almost a decade.However, it appears that the former Oasis bandmates have been able to set aside their differences in time for Christmas.Fans were overjoyed when younger brother Liam, 45,  tweeted that the two were “all good” — as he often tweets insults towards Noel, 50,  and the two have had a rocky year.It even appears the two are to meet up — causing fans to wonder if a reunion is on the cards.He tweeted to wish his older brother a “Happy Xmas” saying “looking forward to seeing you tomorrow”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He’s already reached out— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) December 19, 2017 I wanna say Happy Xmas to team NG it’s been a great year thanks for everything looking forward to seeing you tmorrow AS YOU WERE LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) December 19, 2017 He said of his brother: “We’re all good again.”Last month, Liam admitted he missed his brother and that he disliked taking to the stage without him.He told FAULT magazine: “‘I don’t want to be solo. I don’t want to do it on my own – I’m not a guitar player or a prolific songwriter.”Admitting he wanted to make up, he told the Sunday Mirror: “I hope we make up. Not just for Oasis but for brothers. Enough is enough now. “I know I wind him up. I have put it out there enough times, but I think he doesn’t want to know. I reckon we would have to meet up and hug it out, as they say.”last_img read more

← Previous Story Alex Dujshebaev extends contract with RK Vardar Skopje Next Story → SWISS FINAL 2015: Kadetten and TSV St.Otmar for the trophy! Answer on the question “Who is the best team in Hungary”, eighth year in a row stayed the same – “Veszprem”. Ambitious Hungarian team is on the way for the most successful year in the club’s history after winning the 23rd domestic title by beating PICK Szeged 31:29 (17:10) in the second match of the Play-Off Final series.MOL-Pick Szeged-MKB-MVM Veszprém 29-31 (10-17)MOL-Pick Szeged: Sierra – Prodanovics 2, Zubai, Källman 6, Blazevic, Ilyés 4, Bombac 3/2, Wyszomirski (kapus), Balogh 4/3, Ancsin 3, Parrondo 2, Vranjes 1, Robledo 3, Vadkerti 1.MKB-MVM Veszprém: Mikler – Zeitz, Nagy L. 2, Chema Rodriquez, Nilsson 3, Ilics 14/4, Ugalde 4, Alilovic (kapus), Terzic, Schuch, Iváncsik G. 4, Lékai 4, Gulyás, Marguc.Veszprem has already won domestic Cup and SEHA GAZPROM league trophies this season. The last and most important battle will be EHF Champions League Final4 in Cologne on May 30 and 31. read more

first_imgUpdated 2.45pmTHE EUROPEAN UNION and Washington have sanctioned top Russians and Ukrainians deemed responsible for a breakaway vote in Crimea that has fanned the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.Official results from Sunday’s disputed referendum showed 96.77 per cent of voters in the mostly Russian-speaking region of Ukraine had opted for Kremlin rule in what would be the most radical redrawing of the map of Europe since Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia.Crimea’s lawmakers have today formally asked to join Russia and vowed to disband Ukrainian military units stationed across the region — a move that threatens to inflame the raging security crisis on the European Union’s eastern frontier. The head of Crimea’s Russia-backed leader Sergei Aksyonov gestures in Lenin Square in Ukraine last night (Pic: AP Photo/Max Vetrov)The joint response from the European Union and Washington was both swift and tough.EU foreign ministers unveiled travel bans and asset freezes against 13 Russian officials and eight Ukrainian officials from Crimea, but did not identify them.Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius tweeted that there would be “more EU measures in (a) few days”.(@LinkeviciusL/Twitter) The group was officially targeted “for undermining the sovereignty of Ukraine”. Crimea has been under effective control of Russian troops and pro-Kremlin militia since the start of the month.ReprisalThe EU’s punitive measures were followed minutes later by a White House announcement that the United States was imposing financial sanctions on seven top Russian government officials and lawmakers in reprisal for the Kremlin’s incursion.The White House said Ukraine’s ousted pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych, a former top adviser and two “separatist” officials in Crimea would also face punitive steps.Pro-Russian people celebrate in Lenin Square in Ukraine last night. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) Russian media said others on the US list included upper house of parliament speaker Valentina Matviyenko and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin — responsible for overseeing Russia’s military and industrial sector.The Western allies have tried to put up a united front against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s blunt attempts to stamp his authority on post-Soviet regions he views as part of Moscow’s historic domain.‘Illegal’ referendumThe White House said US President Barack Obama warned Putin on Sunday that “in coordination with our European partners, we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions.”Pro-Russian demonstrators crowd around Ukrainian police during a rally earlier today. (AP Photo/Andrey Basevich) Diplomats in Brussels also said EU and Ukrainian leaders would on Friday sign the political portion of an Association Agreement whose rejection by the old pro-Kremlin team in November sparked the first wave of Kiev protests.Most of the international community has rejected the Crimea referendum as illegal because Russia had vowed to respect its neighbour’s territorial integrity under a 1994 agreement that saw Ukraine renounce its Soviet-era nuclear arms.But the government in Crimea followed up with a series of measures to sever ties with Kiev — including seizing Ukrainian institutions and even plans to push the peninsula two hours forward and put it on Moscow time.TroopsUkraine’s interim president Oleksandr Turchynov denounced the vote as a “great farce” and watched from a podium as agitated lawmakers approved a partial mobilisation of the army aimed at countering Russian troops’ effective seizure of Crimea at the beginning of March.A pro-Russian solider stands outside a Ukrainian military base earlier today. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) The ex-Soviet nation’s acting defence minister Igor Tenyukh also told reporters that the “troops deployed (in Crimea) will stay there”.Putin has signalled he has no intention of turning back on what he describes as his defence of ethnic Russians who — according to Moscow — have come under increasing attack from Ukrainian ultra-nationalists since last month’s ouster of Yanukovych by a far more nationalist but Western-leaning team.Special addressThe Kremlin said Putin “emphasised” to Obama that the referendum “was fully in line with the norms of international law and the UN charter”.Foreign ministers Urmas Paet of Estonia, William Hague of Britain, and Laurent Fabius of France, during the EU foreign ministers council in Brussels today. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) It said Putin pointed out “the well-known precedent of Kosovo” — a mostly Muslim region of former Soviet ally Yugoslavia whose independence is backed by Washington but not recognised by the Kremlin.Putin on Tuesday will make a special address on the crisis that will be attended by lawmakers from Russia’s two houses of parliament. Crimea’s self-declared leader Sergiy Aksyonov also said he was flying to Moscow Monday for talks.Russia’s lower house of parliament is expected to debate legislation on Friday simplifying the process under which the Kremlin can annex another part of a sovereign state.Assets seizedThe overwhelming margin of victory for the pro-Kremlin camp underscores the mistrust the heavily Russified southeast of Ukraine shares for the European leanings of those who rose to power on the back of three months of deadly protests in Kiev.Pro-Ukrainian activists outside the EU Council meeting in Brussels today. (AP Photo/Gert Vanden Wjingaert) But not everyone in Crimea was happy with the result.Some ethnic Ukrainians expressed bewilderment at a referendum that presented them with only two choices: join Russia or go back to a 1992 constitution under which Crimea became a de facto sovereign state.The status quo or better terms with Kiev were not options — a reality that along with the massive presence of Russian troops across the region prompted British Foreign Secretary William Hague to call the vote a “mockery” of democracy.EconomicsOne of the greatest uncertainties hanging over Crimea itself is how the economically devastated region that relies on Kiev for everything from energy to water can survive in the span it would take to formally be accepted as a part of Russia.Volunteers line up outside the parliament building in Kiev today. (AP Photo/David Azia) Crimea’s self-declared leader Aksyonov tweeted that the region had received a 15-billion-ruble ($410-million, 295-million-euro) aid package from Moscow.Crimean lawmakers also claimed rights to the pipelines as well as offshore oil and natural gas platforms of Ukraine’s state-owned Chornomorneftegaz and Ukrtransgaz energy firms.Russia’s finance ministry meanwhile suggested turning Crimea into a temporary low-tax zone aimed at helping the region deal with the transition.But more nationalist voices in Ukraine are calling on Kiev authorities to cut off Crimea from basic supplies in effort to get its leaders to reverse course.- Additional reporting by Christine BohanOriginally published 7.21amRead: 93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls > Read: Ukraine and Russia agree a ‘temporary Crimea truce >last_img read more

first_imgDes plongeurs amateurs capturent des images impressionnantes de requins : découvrez leurs clichésMonde – Le requin est injustement l’une des espèces animales les plus craintes par l’Homme. Cependant, certains plongeurs n’hésitent pas à l’approcher pour l’immortaliser sur des clichés souvent impressionnants. Parmi les espèces que Maxisciences vous propose de découvrir en images, le requin à pointes noires, caractérisé comme son nom l’indique par ses nageoires aux extrémités noires. Il s’agit d’une espèce de requin vivant près des côtes, notamment d’Afrique de l’est, du sud de l’Asie et de l’Océanie ainsi que dans l’océan Pacifique. Il ne présente pas de réel danger pour l’Homme et mesure en général 1,50 à 1,80 mètre.Le requin-marteau, lui, se reconnaît facilement par sa tête en forme de marteau, laquelle lui donne une meilleure vision. Il existe neuf espèces de ces requins, réparties un peu partout dans les océans du globe. Le requin longimane (également appelé requin océanique, aileron blanc du large ou requin pointes blanches du large) est un très gros requin pouvant atteindre une taille de 3,95 mètres. Cette taille fait de lui un animal qui peut être dangereux pour l’Homme, mais il s’approche très rarement des côtes. Il vit en pleine mer, dans toute la ceinture tropicale.Le requin soyeux est un grand requin allongé qui mesure en général plus de 2 mètres et peut atteindre 3,40 mètres. Il est doté d’un long museau et d’une bande blanche sur les flancs. Il s’agit d’une espèce potentiellement dangereuse pour l’Homme, à cause de sa taille et de son abondance. Il exécute une nage d’intimidation lorsqu’il est approché par un plongeur. Aucune attaque sur l’Homme n’a encore été recensée de la part de cette espèce.Pour découvrir les images : 13 juin 2010 à 13:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more