Only six! Lowest-ever total in Women’s T20Is

first_imgCricket fans on Tuesday were busy talking about star Afghanistan player Rashid Khan, who broke an ugly record against England by becoming the most expensive bowler in the World Cup history.Rashid conceded 104 runs in his nine overs during the World Cup match at the Old Trafford, where England posted a monstrous total of 397/6 and then restricted Afghanistan to 247/8.However, this unwanted record was relegated the same day by Women’s T20 side of Mali in the Rwandan capital of Kigali City.In the Kwibuka Women’s tournament, Rwanda bowled out Mali for a mere six runs, the lowest total in a women’s T20Is. The Mali innings lasted nine overs, but only one of their six runs came off the bat, courtesy opener Mariam Samake. After that, it was a sequence of ducks, with five extras, reported ESPNcricinfo.For Rwanda, 19-year-old pacer Josiane Nyirankundineza picked up three wickets without conceding a run, while medium-pacer Marie Diane Bimenyimana and legspinner Margueritte Vumiliya picked up two wickets apiece.It took Rwandan women just four balls to finish their chase as they created the record for the biggest margin of victory in terms of balls remaining – 116.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India won’t take Afghanistan or any other team lightly, says Virat KohliAlso Read | New Zealand not focussed on landing knockout blow on South Africa: Trent BoutAlso Seelast_img read more

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Mason Rudolph vs. J.W. Walsh: Who’s Better in Short-Yardage Situations?

first_imgDuring Monday’s media availability, head coach Mike Gundy was asked about former Cowboy and current TCU graduate assistant J.W. Walsh and how his presence benefited Mason Rudolph.“The fewer hits that all of the guys that play this position take, the better off whoever’s team they play for is going to be, in my opinion,” said Gundy. “J.W. was able to take a lot of physical contact off of Mason last year because of all of the third-and-short and goal line plays that he was in.”“Now we’ve adjusted to our offense to where we’re not a very good third-and-short team and we’re a pretty average goal line team, but we’ve made a few changes and Mason has been included in that. You’ve seen him run the ball. He wants to run the ball more. I’m not really excited about him running the ball more, but when you get into a condensed area on the field numbers play a huge role in trying to score.”Protecting Mason Rudolph has been a concern. That’s for sure. Though pretty elusive in the pocket in his own right,  Rudolph doesn’t have the wheels that Walsh did. This has also affected the amount of sacks Rudolph has taken.In the above quote, Mike Gundy said, “Now we’ve adjusted to our offense to where we’re not a very good third-and-short team and we’re a pretty average goal line team…”.After I heard this I wanted to look up just how bad the Cowboys have been on third-and-short this year and I was pretty surprised with what I found. The numbers below show Oklahoma State’s rushing attempts in third-down-and-short situations. Short is defined as 1-3 yards to go.3rdteamavgOn rushing attempts on third down and short, the Cowboys actually lead the Big 12, averaging 7.62 yards per carry. That stat surprised me. What surprised me more is how much better this year’s team is than past year’s teams. They are 14/21 (66 percent) on third and shorts so far this year on the ground and were just 13/29 (45 percent) last year.It seems Gundy’s concerns are actually a little misplaced here.The best rusher from third-and-short (1-3 yards to go)? Mason Rudolph. Rudolph has five rushes in this range for an average of 7.6 per carry (Childs does have one attempt for 19 yards).On passing attempts at the same down and yardage, the Cowboys are 60 percent (9/15). That’s down from last year’s 68.8 percent (11/16) and 2014’s surprising 100 percent (12/12).But between the two quarterbacks, who was more efficient in these passing downs? Let’s take a look.walsh3rdpassrudolphpass3rdWhile Walsh was the short-yardage specialist, Mason Rudolph has been more effective when passing in those downs. And this year, he’s been very effective on the run, as well.So while it may not seem like it from a personnel standpoint, this offense with Rudolph is actually pretty effective in short-yardage situations. OSU is converting third and shorts at a 61 percent clip against 47 percent last year. They still have some room for improvement in the red-zone, though.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!last_img read more

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Crazy Week 2 Has Greatly Altered National Championship Odds In Las Vegas

first_imgFans in Vegas freak out after Duke covers with late foul call.Week two didn’t look like it’d be that crazy on paper, but after a roller coaster day of football, Notre Dame has a new quarterback, Auburn narrowly avoided a historic upset, Arkansas got embarrassed by a MAC school, and BYU won on ANOTHER Hail Mary. Those ridiculous events have really altered odds for the national championship. As ESPN’s Brett McMurphy points out, the Fighting Irish, Tigers, and Razorbacks all fell significantly.Biggest drops in @LVSuperBook title odds from last week: Notre Dame from 12-1 to 40-1, Auburn 15-1 to 30-1, Arkansas 40-1 to 100-1— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 14, 2015On the other hand, there are some big gainers as well.Biggest moves up in @LVSuperBook title odds from last week: Michigan State from 20-1 to 10-1, Ole Miss & UCLA both from 30-1 to 20-1— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 14, 2015Via VegasInsider.com, here are the 10 teams that currently have the best odds to win it all.college football national championship odds 9-14-15Who are you betting on?[VegasInsider.com]last_img read more

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Star College Football RB Suffers A Freak Injury

first_imgA general view of Utah's football stadium during a night gameSALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: An overall view of the record crowd that watched the Michigan Wolverines lose to the Utah Utes 24-17 at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Football is a dangerous game. You can get injured at any time on the field, no matter the situation.But hurting your knee away from the field by climbing into bed? You don’t ever expect that to happen.Unfortunately, that’s what happened to Utah star running back Zack Moss. Moss missed last night’s win over Oregon after it was originally reported he hurt his knee in practice on Wednesday.However, Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed that Moss triggered “a pre-existing condition” when he hurt his knee climbing into bed during the week.Via ESPN:Whittingham called the injury “very strange” while discussing it with reporters after Utah’s 32-25 win over Oregon on Saturday. The coach said Moss’ knee “locked up on him” when he was getting into bed.“It could have been a week ago, a month ago, a year ago,” Whittingham told reporters of Moss’ original injury. “There’s just no way to tell.”Moss had already rushed for 1,092 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. His year is done, and he could be finished for his career at Utah.Moss, who has rushed for 2,647 career yards and 23 touchdowns, could elect to enter the 2019 NFL Draft, provided he has a clean bill of health.last_img read more

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Lee Corso Makes Controversial Statement On ESPN’s College GameDay

first_imgLee Corso at the Ohio State-TCU game.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Lee Corso during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso is facing some criticism for a controversial statement about a major head coach this morning.The iconic college football analyst believes a legendary head coach should be allowed to coach at his school for as long as he wants.That coach: Kansas State’s Bill Snyder.Snyder has been facing serious criticism so far this season, with the Wildcats struggling in a major way, and many calling for a change in leadership.Most around the country seem to believe that Snyder’s time in Manhattan, Ks. should be coming to an end.Corso, though, feels differently.“The right thing is to let (Snyder) stay there as long as he wants…” he said.Most would not agree with that.Sure, Snyder has been incredible for Kansas State’s program, but everyone’s time comes to an end eventually.  It probably isn’t fair to the program to allow Snyder to decide when that time is.last_img read more

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SPCT Now Able to Handle Bigger Vessels, Vietnam

first_imgzoom In a significant milestone, DP World has welcomed the very first vessel to navigate the new channel on the Soai Rap River to its Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam.The MSC vessel Xutra Bhum, with a nominal TEU (twenty foot equivalent container unit) capacity of 2378 and dwt of 30,832, sailed up the 54km long channel to a special ceremony to mark the historic occasion.The new Soai Rap channel makes SPCT the deepest Hồ Chí Minh City (HCMC) port, and brings considerable benefits to customers, including halving steaming time to two hours, saving on pilotage and bunker fuel.With a draft of 9.5 metres, and a tidal rise of up to 3.4 metres, the channel doubles the size of vessels that can access SPCT, allowing Panamax vessels to safely berth just 15km from the city.SPCT can now handle vessels of 50,000 dwt, and vessels with 5000 TEU capacity are expected to start using the channel in coming weeks. There are also no night time restrictions.DP World Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific region, Rashid Abdulla, said: “The new channel opens new opportunities for Vietnam, more efficiently connecting Hồ Chí Minh City to global markets, which will bring long term benefits to the country and to the community.”SPCT CEO, William Khoury, said: “The opening of the channel is a very important step for SPCT and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Soai Rap Programme Management unit (SRPM) for their excellent efforts in delivering this project, which will boost the logistics sector and create new job opportunities for local people.”Hồ Chí Minh City Department of Transport Director, Tat Thanh Cang, said: “The dredging of the Soai Rap channel is one of the city’s highest priorities. It is a project that will benefit the entire south of Vietnam and help develop the surrounding areas. We thank DP World and SPCT for their commitment to HCMC and look forward to their continued success.”MSC Vietnam General Director, Boris Cohen, said: “The new Soai Rap channel will make an enormous difference to us and to our customers, allowing cargo to be moved more efficiently, saving both time and money. MSC is proud to be the first shipping line navigating this important new channel.”The DP World-operated container terminal, which is located along the western shore of the Soai Rap River on 23 hectares in the Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park, is a state of the art facility which began operations in October 2009. April 21, 2014last_img read more

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Charges laid motive still unclear in Vancouver double homicide police chief

first_imgVANCOUVER – Investigators are still trying to determine a motive in the double murder six weeks ago of a couple in their home, Vancouver’s police chief said Wednesday.Chief Const. Adam Palmer said 25-year-old Rocky Kam remains in custody after being charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Dianna Mah-Jones and Richard Jones on Sept. 27.“I truly hope today’s announcement will bring a sense of relief for the family and friends of the victims,” Palmer said at a news conference.More than 200 officers and staff were involved in the investigation, Palmer said, and police received over 100 sources of video footage and tips from the public.No evidence has been found connecting the accused with the victims and it is possible the attack was random, he said.“The relationship between the victims, if any, and the accused remains unclear. Investigators are trying to piece together a motive for these crimes,” he said.Palmer said Kam was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Calgary with his family as a teenager and has been in Vancouver since July.He was arrested at a residence not far from where the crimes happened, Palmer said.Kam has no criminal record or known mental health issues, he said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.Mah-Jones was a highly respected occupational therapist who worked at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Vancouver General Hospital, says Vancouver Coastal Health. She was also a clinical associate professor in occupational science and occupational therapy at the University of British Columbia.Mah-Jones spent 35 years working with Vancouver Coastal Health and was named outstanding occupational therapist of the year in 2015 by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists BC. She was also celebrated as a provincial health care hero at the BC Health Care Awards in June.The health authority said Mah-Jones would “think outside the box” to come up with solutions for her patients’ needs. In one case, she designed and built a device that uses pulleys and levers to help a patient who had physical challenges to feed himself.“Dianna will be remembered as someone who went above and beyond to make a difference for her patients and missed by all who knew her,” Vancouver Coastal Health said in a recent news release.There is nothing in the victims’ backgrounds that suggests they would be targeted, Palmer said.“They were upstanding people just going about their lives causing no trouble for anybody.”last_img read more

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Jennifer Hudson Performs At Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Gala

first_imgThe Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) joined forces with some of the biggest names in the music industry in its ongoing fight against cancer at the 15th Anniversary MMRF Fall Gala on Saturday night.All funds raised at this special event, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT, will support the development of life-extending treatments for multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. The event, co-chaired by Karen and Michael Reinert, was attended by more than 1,300 supporters. Michael Reinert is a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP and is a member of the MMRF Board of Directors. Co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Carl Quintanilla, served as Master of Ceremonies.At Saturday night’s event, five-time Grammy Award winner and music industry legend Clive Davis was honored with the MMRF Spirit of Hope Award, in recognition of his passion for helping his fellow man. Also, N. Anthony Coles, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was honored at the gala with the MMRF Corporate Leadership Award for Onyx’s leadership in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for improving the lives of people with cancer.“It is truly an honor to receive this award from the MMRF, a foundation that is changing how everything is being done today in cancer research,” said Davis. “This event will enable the MMRF to continue its vital work in accelerating the development of life-extending treatments, to the benefit of multiple myeloma patients and those affected by other uncommon cancers”The award ceremony was followed by a star-studded tribute concert in Davis’ honor featuring Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson, R&B and Pop sensation Earth, Wind & Fire and winner of NBC’s The Voice, Jermaine Paul.“I am so proud to be here supporting the MMRF, an organization that is truly changing the course of cancer research,” said Hudson. “The MMRF is a leader in the field of cancer research and has helped to bring new hope to so many patients and families affected by this devastating disease. I hope that my participation at this event will help raise awareness of this rare and incurable cancer and the amazing work of this groundbreaking foundation.”The MMRF has been recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative cancer research organizations. Significant MMRF achievements made possible by funding from programs like the MMRF Fall Gala include: providing access to life-extending drugs for patients who need them, sequencing the multiple myeloma genome, and helping to bring five new myeloma drugs to market in less than 10 years – including the July 2012 FDA approval of Onyx’s Kyprolis, to which the MMRF provided pivotal support to advance its development.“We are so thankful to everyone who joined us to celebrate this special event to support our urgent work,” said Kathy Giusti, Founder and CEO of the MMRF and a myeloma patient. “We are especially grateful to our honored guest Clive J. Davis and the wonderful musicians, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire and Jermaine Paul who shared their talent with us this evening. Their endorsement of our mission is critical to raising awareness of this rare cancer.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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WE Day Illinois Unites 15000 Young ChangeMakers With Special Guests

first_imgWE Day, the world’s largest youth empowerment event, announced today the initial lineup of powerful speakers and performers attending WE Day Illinois on April 25, 2018, at The Allstate Arena.Alongside title sponsor The Allstate Foundation and other sponsors, WE Day Illinois brings together 15,000 local youth who have made a difference in their communities for a life-changing experience celebrating the power of social change.Now in its fourth year, WE Day Illinois will bring together speakers, presenters and performers including Rasheda Ali, Ally Brooke, Celebrity Marauders, Lonnie Chavis, Monique Coleman, GRAMMY Award winner Daya, Jordan Fisher, Chris Gardner, Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, Anthony Gonzalez, Laurie Hernandez, Jack & Jack, Skai Jackson, Kenyan Boys Choir, Jason Mayden, Johnny Orlando, Jenna Ortega, Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, Becky Savage, Myreanna Smith, Esera Tuaolo, Margaret Trudeau, Cleo Wade, Spencer West and more. This dynamic lineup will join international activists and WE co-founders, Marc and Craig Kielburger as they share their passion for change, energize the crowd and motivate young people to continue to take action on pressing issues and make positive change in their communities.“In every community in our country, young people are working to make the world better. We must encourage and support them to pursue their ideas and to believe in themselves,” said Tom Wilson, WE Day Illinois Co-Chair and Allstate’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “WE Day celebrates the 214,000 Illinois youth who make a difference through the WE Schools program.”WE Day Illinois brings together students and educators from over 500 schools across the state, with more than half of attendees coming from Chicago Public Schools.“I’m so excited to return to the WE Day stage in Illinois! This is my fifth WE Day and it’s always amazing to see young people support each other as they work together to make a real difference in the world,” said Jordan Fisher, actor, recording artist and recent champion of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. “Big or small, these kids are following their dreams and I’m proud to be part of a day that celebrates their hard work.”Community Impact Through WE
During the 2016/2017 school year, schools and student-led groups across Illinois volunteered more than 509,000 hours and raised over $1.2 million in support of 265 local and global causes such as hunger, homelessness, bullying, education and literacy.The students of the “EmpoWEred” group at Morgan Park High School are an example of how making small changes can bring a positive impact to the local community as they volunteer their time at a local retirement home and the Chicago Food Depository as part of the WE Schools campaign, WE Volunteer Now. In addition to their work in the community, they are devoted to an ongoing passion project—an art piece that spells out the word “refugee,” with each letter decorated with a different theme. The final creation will be unveiled at a school-wide campaign, WE Are Silent, where students take a vow of silence to shine a light on young people fighting for their basic human rights and stand together as one.“This is a generation that is tuned-in to the needs of their community. WE Day demonstrates their commitment to choosing hope, optimism, empathy and courage over fear, division, apathy and intolerance,” said Craig Kielburger. “We are honored to celebrate these 15,000 young people who come from over 500 schools and youth groups across Illinois, joining together to make a difference and proving you are never too young to change the world.”About WE Schools
More than a one-day event, WE Day is connected to the free, yearlong service learning educational program WE Schools. The program provides schools and community groups with curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns, and is designed to enhance a school’s existing social initiatives or spark new ones. WE Schools encourages students to further their learning and develop life skills for success beyond the classroom. A global movement of 3.8 million young people strong, youth involved with WE have raised $25 million for more than 7,220 local and global organizations, volunteered 8.9 million hours for social causes and collected over 2.6 million pounds of food.About WE Day
You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day — students from across the country earn their way by taking action on one local and one global cause of their choice through the WE Schools program. WE Day is free of charge to students and teachers, thanks to the generous support of The Allstate Foundation. Through its Good Starts Young initiative, The Allstate Foundation empowers youth with the strength, confidence and skills to step up as leaders and achieve success in their lives.WE Day is supported in Illinois by Co-Chairs Tom Wilson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allstate; Alex Gourlay, President, Walgreens; Arne Duncan, Managing Partner, Emerson Collective and Former U.S. Secretary of Education; and Linda Imonti, National Partner in Charge, Advisory Office Leaders and Chicago Advisory Office Leader, KPMG LLP. In the U.S., WE Day is supported by Tom Wilson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allstate; Jane Francisco, Editorial Director of Hearst Lifestyle Group and Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping; Brett Tollman, CEO, The Travel Corporation; and Steve Robinson, CEO and Founder, Zilliance and Janet Crown, CEO, Burn 60 Studios.last_img read more

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Family holds vigil for slain Gods Lake mother in Winnipeg

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe body of Krystal Andrews was found on God’s Lake First Nation in Manitoba earlier this week.A vigil for the 23-year-old mother was held in Winnipeg Thursday night.APTN’s Matt Thordarson has the story.last_img

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Investigation into Thunder Bay police on its handling of Indigenous people long

first_imgDennis Ward APTN National NewsThe Ontario police watchdog is likely to undertake a systemic review of the Thunder Bay police on how it handles cases involving Indigenous people.It’s being called an unprecedented review and one that some feel is long overdue.The investigation comes after years of complaints from Indigenous people.last_img

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Iraqi officials visit Northern Ireland in UNbacked study tour

In selecting Northern Ireland, the UN mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and the Article 23 Committee, which has been tasked by the Council of Representatives with finding a power-sharing formula prior to provincial elections in Kirkuk, recognized that every disputed situation has its own unique circumstances. At the same time, they felt that Northern Ireland’s experience over the past 12 years provides valuable lessons for resolving the issue of Kirkuk.Members of the Committee, several members of Kirkuk’s Provincial Council and top police officials from the province participated in last week’s four-day visit.The mission focused on three key areas of the experience in Northern Ireland: power-sharing between different communities, police reform, and the constitutional status of the province.Andrew Gilmour, Deputy UN Special Representative, said he acknowledges there are key difference between the two situations, notably that the United Kingdom and Ireland are two separate States, while the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is part of a single Iraqi State.“Nevertheless, there are certain principles common to both places, and close study of some aspects could be enormously beneficial to the people of Kirkuk,” Mr. Gilmour, who accompanied the delegation to Belfast, stressed.Participants met with the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Mayor of the city of Derry and other political and security officials.They were also briefed by Martin McGuiness, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister and a former leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), a paramilitary organization which fought the British and others for several decades. He shared his view on the importance of the role of leadership in bringing peace instead of provoking further tensions.The visiting delegation recognized Mr. McGuiness’ recent courageous statesmanship in which he publicly denounced a recent atrocity carried out by hard-line IRA renegade members.The Kirkuk officials visiting Northern Ireland repeatedly underscored the importance of accepting that maximalist goals, which do not take into account the concerns and historical narrative of the other side, can never be achieved and can even lead to further bloodshed.To achieve a durable peace, they emphasized, all sides must accept that no side can achieve all of its goals but all parties must feel as though at least some of their targets have been reached.The visit is “potentially a major stepping stone to achieving improved mutual understanding and an acceptable political solution for all communities living in Kirkuk,” said Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Iraq.Last month, after a year-long process, he submitted reports on disputed internal boundaries to Iraq’s highest officials, with the aim of initiating dialogue over the contested demarcations.They include a discussion paper on the future of the Kirkuk governorate, and UNAMI has analyzed four options – all of which treat the governorate as a single entity – which are based on the Iraqi Constitution, require a political agreement among the parties and some form of referendum. 14 May 2009A group of Iraqi officials have wrapped up a United Nations-backed visit to Northern Ireland in a bid to learn from its successful conflict resolution experiences and consider how they could apply to the Middle Eastern country’s province of Kirkuk. read more

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Parliament adjourned after tense situation during vote

As a result Parliament was adjourned till next week. Parliament was adjourned today after a tense situation arose during the vote on the provisions related to the Essential Services Act.The situation arose when a heated exchange took place between Government and opposition Parliamentarians.

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Army Chief wants data on candidates contesting polls

Asked if it is not the duty of the Police to handle law and order affairs, the Army Commander agreed but insisted that gathering information is needed as even some former soldiers or deserters come forward to contest elections and the Army needs to have information on them.In response to another question, Senanayake rejected claims the Army had committed war crimes during the conflict. However he says if a situation arises where those candidates or others need military protection then the Army needs to have background information on them. “There is no point waiting for a situation to arise to begin gathering information,” he said. Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake says the Army must have information on the candidates contesting the Local Government (LG) elections.Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said that gathering information on candidates and other key members of society does not mean they are being monitored. He also insisted that the Army is not involved in torture and that the “Joseph camp” does not exist.Some human rights groups had alleged that the “Joseph camp” in Vavuniya had been used to torture detainees during and after the war. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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JaMarcus Russell is Attempting an NFL Comeback

The Oakland Raiders had the option of selecting highly touted wide receiver Calvin Johnson or quarterback JaMarcus Russell as their No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL draft, and selected Russell, who ended up being categorized as a  “bust.” But now Russell is attempting a comeback, according to Yahoo! Sports.Russell’s last snap came in 2009 with the Raiders, but he has been away from the NFL for the last two seasons. He received tryouts from the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins in 2010, but now finds himself trying to resurrect what once was deemed as a promising career.“My first year out, I couldn’t watch football, but after a while, I couldn’t keep the TV off,” Russell said in an interview with Yahoo! Sports. “I got that itchy feeling but now I gotta watch it, gotta watch.”The 27-year-old Russell was heavily criticized throughout his collegiate and professional career for his weight. When he entered the league he was 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds. He has picked up even more weight since his absence. Now Russell has dropped from 320 to 308 pounds by focusing on his cardio conditioning in the last six weeks.“The last few years, the things going through my life, football is my job and it is how it feeds my family,” he said. “People would say (that) I didn’t love the game but that pisses me off. People don’t know the real you, but I want people to know the real me and see what I can do. People are always saying that I’m a bust. I want show them I’m not. I’m committed to this now.”The next couple of months will be one of Russell’s biggest tests of commitment to reclaiming his future in the league. He will work with a plethora of former NFL players and personnel to get into better physical shape and retool his memory. Jeff Garcia, Marshall Faulk and Olympian Ato Boldon are some of the people he will be working with.Russell will still need to prove that he has changed from the man who was arrested in July 2010 for possession of codeine syrup without a prescription.“I’m not looking for a pat on the shoulder from people who haven’t been there for me,” Russell said.One step that Russell has taken is speaking to youth groups about his arrest and poor decision making.But he is determined that the decision to make a comeback will be the right choice in the long run.“It’s going to feel good to go back out there again,” Russell said. “I will make this happen.” read more

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Son of woman who hit BG teen wanted in hitandrun crash involving

first_img The son of a woman twice convicted in a 2013 crash that cost a Battle Ground teen his right leg is wanted in connection with a February hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian in the Minnehaha area.That pedestrian, Paul P. Adams, will lose his lower left leg, his mother, Nancy Peterson, told The Columbian from the hospital Friday. He is scheduled for amputation Monday. It’s possible his right leg will need to be amputated as well, she said.Clark County sheriff’s detectives said they believe Joshua Allen Johnson was driving a red 2002 Nissan Sentra that struck Adams, 34, as he walked along the shoulder in the 4100 block of Northeast 54th Avenue, about 2 a.m. Feb. 20.Johnson, 31, of Vancouver is wanted on suspicion of felony hit-and-run resulting in injury. The sheriff’s office said his current whereabouts are unknown and is seeking the public’s help in locating him.Deputies said Adams was discovered lying severely injured along the roadway by a passerby. He was transported via ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in critical condition. A hospital spokesman said that Adams is now in satisfactory condition. Joshua Johnsonlast_img read more

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Report Arsenal approach Torino star

Report Arsenal approach Torino star

first_imgTorino have reportedly had an approach from Arsenal for star forward M’Baye Niang, claims reports from ItalyThe Gunners have set their sights on a move for the Senegal international in this summer transfer window and have made contact with Torino over the prospect of signing Niang.But Tutto Mercato Web claim that an official bid has not been lodged yet and that Arsenal have just enquired for the time being.But new head coach Unai Emery may be set to step up his interest in Niang in the near future with the Premier League’s summer transfer window to close on August 9.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.But the Spaniard will have to make a decision soon with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund also interested in making a move for the 23-year-old.Since replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal this summer, Emery has already signed five new players with Ligue 2 side Lorient’s Matteo Guendouzi being his latest arrival.last_img read more

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Second boat grounded on Governors Beach

Second boat grounded on Governors Beach

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, January 24, 2017 – The cold front and the rough weather it created has today grounded yet another boat on Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk.  Just as the country learned that we would see the MV Mega One Triton removed very soon, there is a second cargo vessel stuck not too far away from the Mega One – there has been no official statement on this new predicament. #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

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Burglars caught on camera using stolen credit card in Pembroke Pines

Burglars caught on camera using stolen credit card in Pembroke Pines

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have released surveillance footage connected to a case in which two burglars broke into a Pembroke Pines home while a teenager hid in fear.The newly released video shows the suspected thieves at a nearby McDonald’s, just 10 minutes after the burglary.A 13-year-old boy was home alone when the duo broke in, Jan. 21.The thieves ransacked the rooms while the teen hid in a closet and called 911.Officers said the duo was caught on camera using the victim’s credit card to buy food shortly after.If you recognize the people caught on camera, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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KGF Star Yash gives a massive boost to Chiranjeevis Sye Raa Narasimha

first_imgYash and Chiranjeevi.PR HandoutYash, who has become a heartthrob of youths across India following massive success of KGF: Chapter 1, will be giving a boost to Chiranjeevi’s upcoming mega-budget movie Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. The Rocking Star has extended his support to the Ram Charan-produced movie by turning narrator for the film. As per the media reports, Yash has done voice over for the Kannada version of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Indeed, he is said to be the narrator in the Sandalwood version. Rajinikanth and Mohanlal have done voiceover for the Tamil and Malayalam versions, respectively.Yash is one of the big names of Sandalwood and his presence is expected to add huge value to the flick, which is likely to become the first major film to be dubbed into Kannada and to have a simultaneous release.For decades, Sandalwood had opposed dubbing and only after the intervention of the Competition Commission of India, it was lifted a few years ago. In the last two years, a couple of movies from Tamil have been dubbed in Kannada and met with decent response.Coming back to Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, the Surender Reddy-directorial has Sandalwood star Kiccha Sudeep playing an important role. Chiranjeevi appears in the title role and entire story is centered around him.The film is based on the Telugu freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from Rayalaseema. Vijay Sethupathi, Amitabh Bachchan, Jagapathi Babu, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia are in the key roles.Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will simultaneously release in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada on 2 October. The film has Amit Trivedi’s music, Julius Packiam’s backround score, Sreekar Prasad’s editing and R Rathnavelu’s cinematography.last_img read more

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