South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sacks striking judges South Sudan Rebels Reject Kiir Staying on as President South Sudan’s government said Saturday it would continue with peace talks to end a 20-month civil war, but without President Salva Kiir attending South Sudan’s government said on Saturday it would continue with peace talks to end a 20-month civil war, but without President Salva Kiir attendingSouth Sudan’s government has announced that President Salva Kiir will not travel to Addis Ababa for final days of the peace talks.The talks which are scheduled to end on Monday aim at ending 20 months of civil war. The government’s entire negotiating team has been recalled according to officials. Kiir’s government claims the opposition, led by Riek Machar is divided.A group of military commanders split from Machar’s group and announced that they no longer recognized him as their leader. President Kiir will only return to the negotiating table once he can establish who he will be negotiating with.South Sudan’s Minister for Information has officially said that talks have not been suspended saying instead Kiir may not attend the meeting today because his invitation was sent to Juba late and the president did not have sufficient time to travel.Related President Kenyatta travels to Ethiopia for South Sudan peace talks
Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner is all the rage to claim Festival glory once more, having won each of his three starts over fences in devastating fashion for the all-conquering Willie Mullins. Douvan is one of seven potential runners for Mullins, with Supreme runner-up Shaneshill, Outlander and Killultagh Vic all in contention, while having other options. There are 14 Irish-trained entries in all, with Sizing John, Ttebbob and Velvet Maker other potential raiders. The home challenge includes the Nicky Henderson-trained duo of L’Ami Serge and Vaniteux, Gary Moore’s exciting novice Ar Mad and Garde La Victoire from Philip Hobbs’ stable. The brilliant Douvan is the star name among 37 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Press Association
New Delhi: The Indian football team dropped two places to 106th position in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Thursday.The downward slid came following the Blue Tigers’ 1-1 draw against lower-ranked Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup qualifier earlier this month.The draw against Bangladesh came after India’s impressive 0-0 stalemate against Asian champions Qatar in September.Bangladesh, however, benefitted from the draw, jumping three rungs to 184th spot.Belgium has managed to hold on to the top spot, followed by France and Brazil.Top-ten rivals Uruguay (5th, up 1), Croatia (7th, up 1), Argentina (9th, up 1) have edged closer to the summit, according to the FIFA website.England are placed fourth ahead of Uruguay, Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Argentina and Colombia. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Tags: bowlingC-NSliverpool With its perfect mark and spot atop the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro Division standings, the Liverpool boys bowling team set out to preserve that status.A showdown with Baldwinsville last Tuesday afternoon proved quite exciting, with the Warriors prevailing 4-1 in a match where its pinfall of 3,081 was just ahead of the Bees’ 2,961.Josh Winzens shot games of 245, 213 and 237 in his 695 series, the best of all individuals. Deacon Roberson had a 624 series closed by a 227, while Zak Ormsby had a 231 second game in his 601 set.Brandon Davis finished with a 209 in his 588 series as Dylan Roberson got a 573 series. B’ville’s Tanner Rozyczko started with a 249 and finished with a 214 in his 658 series. Dylan Williams had a 604 set, while Dylan Love got a 586 series.The girls match had a different outcome, Liverpool falling 5-0 to B’ville as both teams now stood at 8-2 overall. Dominique Cimini shot a 508 series capped by a 183 game and Makenzi Ormsby had a 197 game in her 502 set.Brandi Harmon (488 series) and Mackenzie Gill (473 series) were close behind as Ashley Hardy shot a 210 game. B’ville got a 625 series from Julia Spiech and a 610 series from Amelia Ponto.Then it was Liverpool going head-to-head against Cicero-North Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon at Strike-N-Spare Lanes and sweeping both sides of that match with the Northstars.The boys 3-0 victory involved a 596 series from Devin Roberson, a 591 series from Davis (224 high game) and Winzens starting with a 218 and 215 in his 583 set.To counter, C-NS had J.J. O’Connell finish with a 607 series, with no game higher than 213. Tyler Dottolo’s 218 was part of a 571 set as Nick Wentworth finished with a 554 set.In its 3-0 win over the Northstars, the Liverpool girls featured Gill shooting games of 209 and 200 in her 590 series, just ahead of Ormsby’s 583 set that included a high game of 207.C-NS was led on the girls side by Katie Cloonan, whose games of 187 and 192 led to a 553 series. Jessaia McGriff had a 511 series ahead of the 455 set from Kathryn Artz.This followed a 4-1 win by the Northstars over Fayetteville-Manlius a day earlier, with Cloonan’s 518 series the leading effort as McGriff got a 500 series and Marissa Leone a 481 series in front of Artz (426 series) and Brianna Mabee (414 series).The C-NS boys also beat F-M, this one a 3-0 decision where O’Connell’s games of 246, 217 and 233 produced a 696 series.Landon Spingler closed with a 255 in his 651 set as Dottolo had a 246 during his 644 series. Jacob Calabria added a 586 set, while the Hornets’ Kevin Winschel led his side with a three-game total of 640.In Friday’s match against Fulton, the girls Northstars lost 4-0, with Cloonan shooting a 562 series (203 high game) and McGriff finishing with a 211 in her 519 set. Fulton’s Alexis Ingersoll had games of 233, 245 and 203 in her 681 series.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
After suffering their first Big Ten loss on the road last weekend, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team returns home looking to rebound against a struggling St. Louis University Tuesday night.The matchup against St. Louis hits home for much of a squad that has four players originally from St. Louis, Missouri, including junior forward Tom Barlow.Barlow looks to continue his success against his hometown team after scoring the winning goal in the 105th minute last year to topple the Billikens. Also from St. Louis are junior forwards Mark Segbers and redshirt junior Nick Jones. Segbers has two goals in all six games this season while Jones has made an appearance in two games and recorded 26 minutes of play.On the other side of the field, the Badgers defense will look to contain the explosive offense of St. Louis, led by sophomore Anthony Brown. Brown is tied for most points on the squad with a goal and and two assists in the still-young season, alongside redshirt sophomore Grant Owens.Wisconsin’s leader in points, junior Christopher Mueller, has already notched two goals and a pair of assists through the team’s first five games this season. This kind of success on offense highlights a major improvement from last season for Mueller, who scored only three goals in the Badgers’ 2015 campaign.Men’s soccer: Badgers come from behind to defeat Northwestern 2-1 in OTThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team continued its hot start Wednesday night in Evanston, Illinois after the Badgers bested Northwestern Read…St. Louis comes to Madison in the middle of rough patch, winless in the last five games. Since SLU’s first win against Wake Forest Aug. 26, the Billikens have lost twice and posted three 1-1 ties, including their most recent battle with Virginia Commonwealth University this past Saturday.A key for the Badgers in this matchup will be their defense with only a single shutout at this point this season. Fortunately for Wisconsin, St. Louis has been off to a slow start offensively this season with three scoreless games and no multiple-goal matches this year.Coming off a double overtime loss has consequences for any team, but if the Badgers play a smart game and can capitalize on mistakes, they should be able to secure a win and regain some momentum before returning to Big Ten conference play.
Published on September 7, 2018 at 7:49 pm Contact Anthony: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+ As Laura Graziosi scored with 7:11 to go on the clock, Syracuse appeared headed towards it’s fourth win to open the season, and its second in a row against a ranked opponent.The Orange’s lead lasted just 44 seconds. Then Virginia equalized.Syracuse (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) suffered its first loss of the season, losing 2-1 to Virginia (3-1, 1-0 ACC) on a game-winning goal in double overtime. Both goalies, Borg van der Velde for SU, and Carrera Lucas of UVA, stood tall in the opening half to prevent either side from getting on the scoresheet.Van der Velde was first tested nine minutes into the game when she made a kick save to deny UVA. Syracuse earned its first penalty corner three minutes later, when Lucas saved Roos Weers’ drag flick off an SU corner. Weers then had a second opportunity, on the backhand, which she sailed high over the cage.Syracuse’s best chance of the opening half came in the waning seconds, as Caroline Cady was alone, in on goal. Cady’s attempt went just inches wide of the cage as time expired.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe open play continued into the second half as both teams created multiple chances, yet neither could find the breakthrough due to excellent goalkeeping. Lucas and van der Velde combined for 16 saves in total.The breakthrough finally came for Syracuse through Graziosi. After UVA successfully stopped two shots off of a penalty corner, Graziosi slotted the ball home on the scramble assist from fellow freshmen Tess Queen.UVA brought the ball to the center line to restart play and immediately pinned SU deep in its zone. Less than a minute later, the game was tied.Syracuse came again within inches with 90 seconds left in the first overtime period. Weers’ drag flick got deflected on its way into goal, and slid wide of Lucas’ goal.In the second overtime, Virginia created multiple odd-man transition chances and finally converted the winner after van der Velde came out to challenge Grace Walls. Walls nudged the ball a foot away to Greer Gill, who slotted the ball into the open net, handing the Orange their first loss of the season. Comments
Their match with Bournemouth will kick off at 8pm – after the weekend’s initial fixture was abandoned over a security alert.United are just three points behind rivals Manchester City in the final Champions League spot – but have a much worse goal difference.It means City are all but assured of starting their new managerial era in Europe’s elite club competition. Manuel Pellegrini secured a 1-1 draw at Swansea in his final match before Pep Guardiola takes over at Eastlands.Pellegrini says they worked hard not to be distracted by events at Old Trafford.Meanwhile, Southampton qualified for the Europa League by beating Crystal Palace 4-1.West Ham will have to hope Manchester United beat Palace in the FA Cup final to confirm their own spot in continental competition.They lost 2-1 at Stoke.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — A community landmark is on the verge of being completely restored.With the help of Art in the Loft and artist Tony Hendrick, the community will soon be able to fully enjoy a new fish mural.October 24, 2017 was the day that the fish mural crumbled due to mother nature. Two years later, community members have helped piece back together this iconic art work, and now, it’s on the verge of completion.“We’re at that point where we can say that we are one month away, or roughly one month out from this being rebuilt,” said Art in the Loft executive director Justin Christensen-Cooper.Business owner Griffin James has the unique privilege of having his business attached to this hallmark, literally.“I look at it every single day, and it just fills me with happiness,” said James.Initially, there was a fear that the mural wouldn’t come back, but the community rallied in response to help breath life into something that was crumbling.“It’s a landmark,” said Christensen-Cooper. “It’s a place that you recognizing Alpena as being.”The rebuilding process has had all hands on deck, with community members young and old putting their touch on 3–d elements. It speaks volumes to the people that call Alpena home.“No matter if we face somewhat of a disaster, we always land on our feet, we always come back from it,” said James.The mural is expected to be completed this May. If you would like to leave your mark on the mural, stop by Art in the Loft this Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be free painting, wine tasting, a cash bar, and music for the community to enjoy.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Art in the Loft, Arts, Community Mural, Fish, Fish Mural, The Local Basket Case, Tony HendrickContinue ReadingPrevious Rogers City man charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girlNext Photo of the Day for Tuesday, April 16
Ghana’s two most popular local boxers have weighed in on the most popular global boxing debate currently: Mayweather or Pacman? The two local boxers themselves captured the imagination of Ghanaians with braggadocio in the lead up to their own heavily hyped bout last year, which Banku won. Ayitey Powers Powers has made a curious choice, going for both Floyd and Manny! “The two boxers are both very good but thing is I think Mayweather can knock out Pacman and Pacman can also win on points. That’s my opinion,” Powers said.Powers is the reigning West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) Light Heavyweight belt holder. Surely, he knows there should be one winner in an anticipated bout such as this? “If there will be a knockout will happen then its Mayweather who can knockout Pacman but if someone will win on points, then i think the victor will be Pacman because Pacman has plenty hands and Mayweather too knows how to defend. “So the thing is knockout is going to be on Mayweather and points goes to Pacman,” Powers elaborated.As for his nemesis Bukom Banku, he was clear as to who would prevail.Bukom BankuThe undefeated Mayweather has long been a hero for the undefeated Braimah Kamoko and it’s no surprise the Accra-based boxer chooses the American. “Oh, it’s simple! Mayweather will beat Pacquiao. Simple and clean,” Kamoko deadpans. “He is mentally strong [and] on that day I will be supporting him.” Bukom Banku was speaking to Sports Crusader while Powers spoke to All Sports.The awaited boutMayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) is putting at lot at stake to face Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) in what is beind dubbed the Fight of the Century. For a fight like that, the support bases globally are well drawn. Not for Ayitey Powers, though, who is clearly bent on confusing everyone.”Mayweather is not afraid of punch and he knows how to defend too but I am supporting the winner, I am not against Mayweather or Pacman, I’m supporting both of them.”For Braimah Kamoko, his only wish is that he can be there to witness it live. “I wish I can even travel to America to see that fight, because it is the biggest fight in the world.”It takes place on May 2.– Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith
Image Courtesy: APAdvertisement ycq0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbgbf7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egxs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) oqe8btWould you ever consider trying this?😱bmuCan your students do this? 🌚fpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although securing the spot of opener for Team India in the past, present times have been difficult for Shikhar Dhawan. While being out of cricket due to an injury last year, his previously occupied spot in the batting order has been usurped by K L Rahul, alongside the brilliant first choice Rohit Sharma. While his come back in the recent T20 series against Sri Lanka saw appreciable performance from the Delhite, lack of consistency in the long run may cause him to drop down in the pecking order. However, the player himself is not bothered about it.Advertisement Image Courtesy: APAfter first match was cancelled due to weather troubles, India secured a 2-0 victory in the series. Dhawan scored 32 in the second game, and a stunning half century in the third one at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.In the post match interview following the final game, Dhawan spoke about his return: “It wasn’t difficult. I accepted I got injured and I couldn’t do much about it.”Advertisement Dhawan, who plays for Delhi in domestic cricket, injured his left knee in a match against Maharashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament.However, the injury didn’t stop the 31 year old from losing focus on his form.Advertisement Dhawan continued: “I was doing my rehab, focusing on training and got myself fitter and stronger. (In) the latter half, I prepared myself at the NCA, then I went and played Ranji Trophy and did very well out there.”On talking about the other two openers that Dhawan is competing to secure the opener spot, he appreciated the performance of his compatriots.“All three players are doing well. Rohit had an excellent 2019. Rahul has been doing good in the last two months and he is a good player and I am also back in the frame.” Dhawan told reporters.In the final T20 versus the Lions, Dhawan’s amazing knock of 52 came off just 36 balls, with 7 fours and 1 six.“I played well today. the picture is building up quite nicely, this is not an issue for me. It is in my hands to perform and play well. I am happy and satisfied that I got two opportunities and was able to express myself,” he added.Also read-Gautam Gambhir backs KL Rahul to seal openers spot ahead of Shikhar DhawanVirat Kohli pliable to play at 3 or 4 to ‘give youngsters a chance’ Advertisement