Turkey, Russia call for ceasefire

first_imgThe call came amid a warning by GermanForeign Minister Heiko Maas of a Syrian-style civil war in Libya. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a ceremony marking the formal launch of the TurkStream pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe in Istanbul, Turkey on Jan. 8. REUTERS/UMIT BEKTAS ISTANBUL – Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have called for aceasefire to end the conflict in Libya on Wednesday. Last week, Turkey sent troops to theNorth African state to bolster the embattled United Nations (UN)-backedgovernment. Turkey accuses Russia of having around 2,500 mercenaries in Libyato support the UN-backed administration’s main rival, Gen Khalifar Haftar.Russia denies the allegation.center_img After talks in Istanbul, Erdogan andPutin said the ceasefire should come into force at midnight on Sunday. Libya is strategically important,having the largest oil reserves in Africa. It is located along the Mediterraneancoast, and a gateway to Europe for African migrants. Previous efforts to endhostilities and unite the nation have failed, and it is unclear whether thelatest initiative will succeed.(BBC)last_img read more

Keith Earls makes history as Ireland roll on at the World Cup

first_img Tommy Bowe claimed a try brace of his own in a strong showing, with Rob Kearney claiming a fifth but suffering what looked a minor hip injury in the process. Chris Henry drove home the sixth score, cementing top spot in the pool with two wins from two matches. Keith Earls tied Ireland’s World Cup try-scoring record with a brace in 44-10 victory over Romania to take Joe Schmidt’s men top of Pool D, before suffering a concussion scare. Three months ago the injury-dogged Earls was a huge doubt even to make this World Cup, but the 27-year-old has since ended his 29-month Test absence and become an integral part of Ireland’s campaign. Bowe shook off the memory of his nightmare showing in the final warm-up match against England at Twickenham on September 5. The Ulster flyer was desperate to prove his World Cup point after being dropped for Ireland’s 50-7 opening victory over Canada. The 31-year-old was at fault for Jonny May’s try in Ireland’s 21-13 defeat to England at the start of the month, but returned to form against Romania. Bowe will now hope to challenge the newly-established first-choice wings of Earls and Dave Kearney for the pivotal Italy and France clashes. The process of forcing his way back into the starting XV is complicated by Earls’ strong form however, with Dave Kearney also impressing across the warm-up battles and against Canada. Ireland’s relentless support broke another World Cup record, the 89,267 crowd a new all-time high competition attendance. New Zealand’s clash with Argentina set an 89,019 record on the tournament’s opening weekend, and Wembley came up trumps once more on the stats front. Madigan and Valentin Calafeteanu traded penalties at the top of the clash, before Simon Zebo thought he had sparked the rout. The Munster flyer dribbled down the left wing to round Adrian Apostol, scooping up before sneaking into the corner. Zebo’s jubilant celebrations were cut short however, as a review showed his was just in touch when he reclaimed the ball and the try chalked off. After Madigan slotted his second penalty Ireland broke the try deadlock thanks to Bowe’s inch-perfect finish. Earls claimed Eoin Reddan’s box kick, Chris Henry and Jamie Heaslip raced on, and then quick hands down the line afforded Bowe just enough space to slide home. Earls then raced into the left corner to double the try-count, Zebo exploiting Apostol wandering off his wing with a floated scoring pass to the Munster speed man. Ireland turned around 18-3 to the good, comfortable and in control, but doubtless frustrated at several missed opportunities. Schmidt’s side punted two eminently-kickable penalties to touch in the half, keen to claim the four-try bonus point as soon as possible. Though both those forays came to nought Ireland still eased to the try bonus after the turnaround. Earls grabbed his second try thanks to a savvy grubber from Reddan, after a driving lineout edged Ireland within spitting distance of Romania’s line. After Earls had successfully passed his pitchside concussion evaluation, replacement Paddy Jackson was taken out in mid-air by Florin Ionita. Referee Craig Joubert and Television Match Official (TMO) Shaun Veldsman ruled the infringement only worth a penalty, when in truth Ionita should have received a yellow card. Csaba Gal was sin-binned moments later however, for killing the ball on his own tryline. From the scrum Bowe slid home for the bonus-point score, Reddan’s runaround exploiting the extra man. Rob Kearney claimed the fifth score straight from the restart, Zebo sending the replacement wing home. The seasoned full-back, operating on the wing, picked up a knock in the process though, and was replaced shortly afterwards. Ovidiu Tonita capped a driving maul for Romania’s sole and consolation try next, with Florin Vlaicu converting. center_img Press Association Munster flyer Earls took his World Cup try tally to seven in Ireland’s routine six-try win, drawing level with Brian O’Driscoll to top Ireland’s tournament record. Earls underwent a pitchside Head Injury Assessment (HIA) midway through the third quarter and though he returned to action, he was replaced permanently 10 minutes later. last_img read more

MLB All-Star voting results 2019: Full AL and NL rosters, selections, starters, snubs

first_imgMORE: Sign up for DAZN to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound showAs usual, All-Star voting is part popularity contest, part reflection of the first half’s top performers. For all of the criticism the ballots receive each year, though, the game usually presents a fairly accurate snapshot of the league.All-Star pitchers and reserves will be announced Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. ET.MLB All-Star rosters | Futures Game roster | Celebrity softball game rosterMLB All-Star voting results: American League rosterAlex Cora (Red Sox) will manage the AL team.StartersPos.PlayerTeamCGary SanchezYankees1BCarlos SantanaIndians2BDJ LeMahieuYankeesSSJorge PolancoTwins3BAlex BregmanAstrosOFMike TroutAngelsOFGeorge SpringerAstrosOFMichael BrantleyAstrosDHJ.D. MartinezRed SoxReservesPos.PlayerTeamCJames McCannWhite SoxIFMatt ChapmanA’sIFGleyber Torres**YankeesIFJose AbreuWhite SoxIFFrancisco LindorIndiansIFXander Bogaerts*Red SoxIFDaniel VogelbachMarinersOFMookie BettsRed SoxOFAustin MeadowsRaysOFWhit MerrifieldRoyalsOFJoey GalloRangers* Tommy La Stella and Hunter Pence were replaced because of injury.** Brandon Lowe, who replaced La Stella, was injured and in turn replaced by Gleyber Torres.PitchersPos.PlayerTeamSPJohn MeansOriolesSPMasahiro Tanaka*YankeesSPJose Berrios*TwinsSPLiam Hendriks*A’sSPLucas GiolitoWhite SoxSPShane Bieber*IndiansSPJustin VerlanderAstrosSPGerrit ColeAstrosRPRyan PresslyAstrosRPShane GreeneTigersRPBrad HandIndiansRPAroldis ChapmanYankees* Jake Odorizzi and Marcus Stroman were replaced because of injury. Charlie Morton and Mike Minor were replaced because of pitching schedule conflicts.MLB All-Star voting results: National League rosterDave Roberts (Dodgers) will take charge of the NL squad.StartersPos.PlayerTeamCWillson ContrerasCubs1BFreddie FreemanBraves2BKetel MarteDiamondbacksSSJavier BaezCubs3BNolan ArenadoRockiesOFChristian YelichBrewersOFRonald Acuna Jr.BravesOFCody BellingerDodgersReservesPos.PlayerTeamCJ.T. RealmutoPhilliesCYasmani GrandalBrewersIFPete AlonsoMetsIFJosh BellPiratesIFPaul DeJongCardinalsIFMax Muncy*DodgersIFTrevor StoryRockiesIFKris BryantCubsIFMike MoustakasBrewersOFJeff McNeilMetsOFDavid DahlRockiesOFCharlie BlackmonRockies* Anthony Rendon was replaced because of injury.PitchersPos.PlayerTeamSPLuis CastilloRedsSPSandy AlcantaraMarlinsSPSonny Gray*RedsSPHyun-Jin RyuDodgersSPBrandon Woodruff*BrewersSPMike SorokaBravesSPWalker BuehlerDodgersSPClayton KershawDodgersSPJacob deGromMetsRPFelipe Vazquez*PiratesRPKirby YatesPadresRPWill SmithGiants* Max Scherzer was replaced because of a pitching schedule conflict. Josh Hader was replaced because of injury. Zack Greinke was replaced because of a personal matter.Who was the top MLB All-Star vote-getter?Mike Trout led the voting amid a season he’s pacing the AL in walks (76), on-base percentage (.455) and slugging percentage (.630). Trout’s 26 home runs give him a chance to set a career-high in that category.The people love @miketrout. pic.twitter.com/FtDqQucwA5— MLB (@MLB) June 28, 2019Let’s celebrate unheard of All-Stars | Why isn’t Mike Trout in the Derby?What were the biggest All-Star snubs?Several players might been disappointed at not being named a starter. Josh Bell, for example, fell just short in the NL despite hitting 21 home runs and batting .310 so far this season. Hometown favorite Francisco Lindor didn’t even make the cut as a finalist for starting AL shortstop.Both of those guys still made the final rosters given their first-half play, though. Others missed the All-Star Game entirely — and probably should have made it. In the AL, Gleyber Torres (Yankees) and Yoan Moncada (Whiter Sox) had good resumes, each blasting double-digit home runs as infielders and playing exceptional defense. Torres eventually made the team as an injury replacement, but Moncada did not. The real snub here may have been Rafael Devers (Red Sox), though, considering his .328 batting average, 16 home runs and eight stolen bases.On the NL side, Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. — who is hitting .324 with 12 homers and 13 steals — was a major snub. How did voting work for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game?A preliminary round of fan voting established three starting options at each position in the field, and an “Election Day” period on June 26 and 27 determined the official starters. Cora and Roberts will determine the starting pitcher for each squad, and Roberts will select the DH for the NL. The 2019 MLB All-Star Game will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 9.It’s the first time the city has hosted the midsummer classic since 1997, when the Indians were in the middle of a run to the World Series. The Indians are hopeful they can reach the postseason again in 2019, but the upstart Twins, who lead the AL Central, may stand in their way of a bid.last_img read more

Basketball: Great Britain vs. Dragons on TV

first_imgOur senior basketball team will play the first match of the qualifications on Wednesday 13th August against Great Britain. The match will be held at 20:00 o’clock and will be broadcasted by BHT Television.After the BHT’s broadcasting of the match against Italy, held at the International basketball tournament in Sarajevo and a friendly match against Sweden from the Arena in Zenica, this TV will now broadcast the London match as well.We hope our Dragons will play an excellent match and start the qualifications for the European Championship next year successfully.We fly to London tomorrow and all our players are ready for this, probably the most important, match of the qualifications. – was stated at the Basket.ba.(Source: Sport Centar)last_img read more

Full Rigor Podcast: Frostproof Triple murder and Broward Sheriff Shuffle

first_imgThis week on Full Rigor, Florida True Crime Podcast the triple murder of three friendly fishermen who were gunned down in Frostproof, Florida over a stolen truck engine, according to Sheriff Grady Judd.Also, the sheriff shuffle in Broward County. Hear from both Sheriff Gregory Tony and former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel as they brace for the August 18th primary election.Listen to Full Rigor Podcast Episode 66 here.last_img

BREAKING NEWS: Fire Extinguished on Yacht Docked in Red Bank

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Borough volunteer firefighters extinguished a fire Thursday afternoon that damaged a 44-foot cabin cruiser off of Marine Park.The fire on the  Lou’s Crews’ N, a Carver 44-foot yacht,  first ignited while the yacht was docked in the area of Irwin’s Marine at Marine Park. Irwin workers towed the vessel out of the marina area, sparing other boats and allowing the firefighters easier access, said Fire Chief Tom Doremus, who was on the scene.The fire lasted for about 10 minutes.“It looked like its been charred up pretty good,” Doremus said. No one was on the craft when it started, he said.The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage were being investigated by the State Police Marine Police unit, which responds to any fire on the water, Doremus said.About 20 members of the bought’s Independent Engine Company responded. There were no injuries reported, Doremus said.A similar boat would cost approximately $125,000 to purchase new, according to Irwin employee Brad Sergeant.last_img read more

Kootenay Wildcats open season with pair of wins

first_imgThe Kootenay Wildcats opened the 2011-12 B.C. Female Midget Hockey League with a 2-1 record during a tournament in Nelson.The Cats started the campaign with a 5-1 loss to Okanagan Rockets before reeling off two consecutive wins over Vancouver Fusion, 5-4 and Prince George Cougars, 4-2.Kootenay is tied for top spot in the league with Fraser Valley Phantom.However, the Phantom played only two games during the weekend.Against Okanagan, the Rockets built up a 5-0 with two goals in the first period and three in the second.Maggie Shykula-Ross scored twice to lead the Rockets.McKayla Yuris (Trail) scored the lone goal for Kootenay.The Cats rebounded during game two to outlast the Fusion by a goal.Kathryn Haegedorn (Kaslo) led Kootenay with two goals with singles going to Shea Weighill (Nakusp), Courtney Donald (Cranbrook) and Holly Nikrik (Invermere).Kootenay held period leads of 1-0 and 3-2.The Cats then completed the weekend above .500 by doubling Prince George.Goals by Denomie Vockeroth (Rossland) and Christina Bonacci (Trail), with a pair, sparked a three-goal third period allowing the Cats to grab the win.Heidi Haegedorn (Kaslo) scored the final goal for Kootenay.Morgan Flynn and Kayla Keraiff, both of Castlegar, shared the netminding duties.The Cats return to action this weekend with a pair of games against the Fusion in Pitt [email protected]last_img read more