RelatedCongratulatory Message to Jamaican Athletics Team RelatedCongratulatory Message to Jamaican Athletics Team BEGINS: “On behalf of the Caribbean Community, I extend warm congratulations to the Jamaican Athletics Team on their sterling performance at the 2011 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAFs) World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. That performance was capped by a new world record in the 4×100 metres relay for men, a truly astonishing feat. It followed the victory by Mr. Yohan Blake in the blue ribbon event of the 100 metres; Ms. Veronica Campbell-Brown in the 200 metres for women; and the irrepressible Mr. Usain Bolt in the men’s 200 metres. These triumphs underline the depth of the country’s talent in the athletics field and demonstrate that the talent and abilities of Caribbean youth can make an impact in today’s competitive global arena. The Caribbean Community shares in the pride and joy of the Government and People of its Member State, Jamaica, at their achievement in this global event.” The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica the assurances of its highest consideration. Congratulatory Message to Jamaican Athletics Team SportSeptember 13, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica and has the honour to request the latter’s kind assistance in transmitting the following congratulatory message from the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Jamaican Athletics Team on their sterling performance at the 2011 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAFs) World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Advertisements RelatedCongratulatory Message to Jamaican Athletics Team
Trump, Pence address potential of Romney, Mattis in Cabinet Published: November 20, 2016 2:04 PM EST Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: AP BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) – Mitt Romney is a key contender to become the nation’s next secretary of state and retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was an “impressive” prospect for defense secretary, President-elect Donald Trump and his No. 2, Mike Pence, said Sunday.“Gov. Romney is under active and serious consideration to serve as secretary of state of the United States,” said Pence, the vice president-elect who is leading the search for Trump’s cabinet members, in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”The comments were indications that Trump is looking outside his immediate circle as he works toward rounding out his foreign policy and national security teams. On Friday, he named a loyalist, ret. Gen. Michael Flynn, as his national security adviser.Trump met with Mattis a few hours after Romney. On Sunday, the billionaire interrupted his tweeted criticisms of “Saturday Night Live,” the hit musical “Hamilton,” and Democrats to write that, “General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, who is being considered for secretary of defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General’s General!”The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential contender and Trump exchanged bitter insults during the campaign, and Mattis has not been considered a Trump confidante. The appointment of more establishment figures could offer some reassurance to lawmakers and others concerned about Trump’s hard-line positions on immigration and national security and his lack of foreign policy experience.But even as Trump and his team discussed pressing issues facing the country and how to staff the incoming administration, the president-elect’s Twitter feed suggested other issues too were on his mind.His targets Sunday included retiring Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Trump tweeted that incoming Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, another media-savvy New Yorker, was “far smarter” than Reid and “has the ability to get things done.”Trump also complained that “Saturday Night Live,” which thrives on making fun of politicians, is “biased” and not funny. The night before, actor Alec Baldwin portrayed Trump as Googling, “What is ISIS?”Trump also insisted again that the cast and producers of “Hamilton” should apologize after the lead actor addressed Pence from the stage Friday night, telling the vice president-elect that “diverse America” was “alarmed and anxious” about the incoming administration. Pence said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he enjoyed the show and wasn’t offended.Meanwhile, Trump received more visitors to his golf club in New Jersey Sunday. His schedule in Bedminster was to include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.Both Romney and Trump put on a show of smiles, a public handshake and a thumbs-up Saturday, a marked shift in tone after a year in which Romney attacked Trump as a “con man” and Trump labeled him a “loser.” But the two have started to mend fences since Trump’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.Trump started filling key administration positions on Friday, picking Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, signaling a sharp rightward shift in U.S. security policy as he begins to form his Cabinet. Trump also named retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn as his national security adviser.Trump’s initial decisions suggest a more aggressive military involvement in counterterror strategy and a greater emphasis on Islam’s role in stoking extremism. Sessions, who is best known for his hard line immigration views, has questioned whether terrorist suspects should benefit from the rights available in U.S. courts. Pompeo has said Muslim leaders are “potentially complicit” in attacks if they do not denounce violence carried out in the name of Islam.Pompeo’s nomination to lead the CIA also opens the prospect of the U.S. resuming torture of detainees. Trump has backed harsh interrogation techniques that President Barack Obama and Congress have banned, saying the U.S. “should go tougher than waterboarding,” which simulates drowning. In 2014, Pompeo criticized Obama for “ending our interrogation program” and said intelligence officials “are not torturers, they are patriots.”Sessions and Pompeo would both require Senate confirmation; Flynn would not. SHARE
Isco’s first LaLiga goal of the season helped Real Madrid to a battling 4-1 win at Osasuna on Sunday.The hosts deservedly hit the front at a bristling El Sadar thanks to Unai Garcia’s header, but Isco finished with aplomb in the 33rd minute.Sergio Ramos’ knack for vital goals came up trumps for Zinedine Zidane once more before the interval, and Madrid now lead Barcelona by six points at the summit.Substitutes Lucas Vazquez and Luka Jovic made sure of that state of affairs before Quique Setien takes Barca to face his old employers Real Betis in the day’s late kick-off.Right-back Nacho Vidal fizzed a 20-yard shot narrowly wide inside the first minute to serve notice of Osasuna’s intentions before Jose Arnaiz and Ruben Garcia raided down the right-hand side of Madrid’s defence to go close.It meant the 14th-minute opener was on the cards when it arrived – Unai Garcia stooping to head home Ruben Garcia’s corner.Madrid’s most immediate route back into the match appeared to be Osasuna keeper Sergio Herrera, who twice darted from his goal and was indebted to last-ditch clearances from shots by Karim Benzema and Dani Carvajal.Herrera was more conventionally placed but had no chance when Isco dispatched a looping ball on the volley after Gareth Bale’s attempt was blocked.Casemiro atoned for his poor marking on Osasuna’s goal by heading Luka Modric’s corner back across goal for Ramos to make it 2-1.Unai Garcia got in the way of Benzema’s goalbound 49th-minute effort from a Modric cutback, and Osasuna kept scrapping away – Casemiro turning Ruben Garcia’s shot behind after Nacho Vidal ransacked Isco.The playmaker was certainly more at home in the opposition half and a sharp low stop from Herrera kept out an Isco snapshot before Vazquez replaced Bale.The Spain winger benefitted from Benzema’s unselfish 84th-minute pass, while Modric and Federico Valverde combined for Jovic to rifle in his second LaLiga goal – and first since October – in stoppage time.Inigo Perez rattling Thibaut Courtois crossbar showed Osasuna’s spirit remained intact until the last.Madrid might not have been at their best here, but it does not matter. Barcelona’s uncertain start to life under Setien will now continue with them eyeing a mounting deficit when they kick-off at Estadio Benito Villamarin. Anything more than three points for the Blaugrana and this weekend will come to appear pivotal in the title battle.He is certainly not to everyone’s taste, but if you’re a fan, this was time to enjoy some pure, unadulterated, hook-it-to-my-veins Sergio Ramos. Madrid were lucky to be level when Ramos decided to begin a prolonged argument with any Osasuna player willing to listen. The trap of distraction was set for the corner to come and the unmarked skipper proceeded to mock his opponents by sucking his thumb and blowing kisses in celebration. In a title race that could be scrapped for until the last, Madrid have the ideal man leading the charge.Claiming an assist for Isco’s equaliser would be ambitious, but Bale needs all he can get at Madrid right now. Granted only a 10th LaLiga start this term, the Wales star volleyed into the side-netting and headed over from Carvajal deliveries before half-time. They were, at best, half-chances but Bale’s dwindling standing with Zidane means he now needs something special every time an opportunity comes his way.
Among the many information, EA Sports activities introduced that it’s going to enable digital patrons to replace the online game at no costEA Sports activities offered this June 16 the duvet of the Madden NFL 21 online game that includes Lamar Jackson, quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens.EA SPORTS additionally gave a primary have a look at the gameplay of Madden NFL 21 with a brand new trailer giving extra product particulars and a few replace schedule specs. Based on the press launch despatched to the media, the mechanics for the ball provider had been improved, which suggests higher management for the participant through the assault and a few modifications within the protection. Likewise, the Lifelike Open-Subject Tackling will enable defensive stops and new celebrations managed by the gamers.Madden NFL 21 can be out there worldwide beginning August 28, 2020 for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC through Origin and Steam. The variations for PS5, Xbox Collection X and Google Stadia will come out a couple of months later.An vital reality: customers who plan to modify to Xbox Collection X or PlayStation 5 will have the ability to replace their digital copies of Xbox One or PlayStation Four at no cost.
Facebook(SAN FRANCISCO) — The wife of the gunman who carried out a mass shooting in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub made her first appearance at a federal court in California Tuesday, where a prosecutor claimed that “she knew he was going to conduct the attack.”Gunman Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, who was arrested by the FBI Monday in the San Francisco area, entered a courtroom Tuesday morning slightly hunched over and with her head down. She wore a bright yellow shirt and long, gray skirt.The U.S. Attorney’s office claims Salman aided and abetted her husband’s “provision of material support” to the terror group ISIL, also known as ISIS.Salman is also accused in the indictment of misleading federal agents and Fort Pierce, Florida, police officers who came to question her about Mateen’s attack at Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people.During Tuesday’s initial appearance, the prosecution, led by Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg, read the charges against Salman aloud in court.As written in the indictment, on count one, she was charged with aiding and abetting her husband’s attempted provision and provision of “material support or resources” to a foreign terrorist organization. For this count, she could face up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.“She knew he was going to conduct the attack,” Handberg said.On count two, she was charged with obstruction of justice. She could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.When asked by Judge Donna Ryu if she understood the charges, Salman quietly replied, “Yes.”Because of the count one terrorism charge, the government is asking for her to be detained and not released on bond.Salman was represented Tuesday by public defender John Paul Richmond. It was not clear if she entered a plea. A status hearing was set for Wednesday morning in Oakland.Salman’s lawyer, Linda Moreno, who was not in court Tuesday, said in a statement to ABC News Monday, “Noor Salman had no foreknowledge, nor could she predict what Omar Mateen intended to do that tragic night. Noor has told her story of abuse at his hands. We believe it is misguided and wrong to prosecute her and that it dishonors the memories of the victims to punish an innocent person.”Her uncle, Al Salman, who was at court Tuesday, called his niece a “very simple person” who is “not that smart.” Al Salman said he was adamant that his niece had no clue what her husband was planning.Noor Salman is expected to be extradited to Florida, where the indictment was filed.Mateen was killed in a police shootout after he shot and killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.Orlando Police Chief John Mina expressed relief that Salman was arrested, he said in a statement Monday.“Federal authorities have been working tirelessly on this case for more than seven months, and we are grateful that they have seen to it that some measure of justice will be served in this act of terror that has affected our community so deeply,” Mina said. “Nothing can erase the pain we all feel about the senseless and brutal murders of 49 of our neighbors, friends, family members and loved ones. But today, there is some relief in knowing that someone will be held accountable for that horrific crime.”ABC Breaking News | Latest News VideosCopyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
The Ogiek, traditional hunter-gatherers, have been subject to violent evictions from their ancestral homeland in the Mau Forest Complex of western Kenya since the beginning of British colonial rule.The Kenyan government says the evictions are necessary to protect the Mau Forest Complex, an important water catchment.In 2017, after more than 20 years of legal wrangling, the Ogiek won a landmark victory when an international court ruled that the Kenyan government had violated the Ogiek’s right to their ancestral land by evicting them.However, there are signs that the Kenyan government may be backing down from its pledge to abide by the court’s decision. Activists are warning of “an imminent plan” by the government to evict Ogiek from parts of the forest. NAKURU COUNTY, Kenya — Caroline Chepkoeh looked around her idyllic property, perched on a hilltop surrounded by green maize fields as far as the eye can see. A storm front was approaching from the north and the wind swayed the corn stalks and trees alike. The 34-year-old mother of three was bundled up in her winter coat. It’s colder here, she said, and it’s too far to school. Her two youngest children haven’t started nursery school yet because of the distance. “I still have hope that we will return to our land,” she said.Her hope is in the hands of a judge at the High Court of Kenya in Nakuru county, in the highlands of southwestern Kenya. The judge will determine whether Chepkoeh and her family were illegally evicted from their home on the edge of the Mau Forest Complex, the largest montane forest in East Africa. This situation is not uncommon in Chepkoeh’s community; she is an Ogiek, an indigenous group whose members have experienced a dizzying number of evictions from their ancestral homeland in the Mau Forest since the beginning of British colonial rule.Caroline Chepkoeh, 34, an Ogiek mother of three, outside of her home near the Mau Forest Complex in western Kenya. Image by Nathan Siegel for Mongabay.Chepkoeh said she will never forget the most recent eviction. One morning in March, 2016,around 8 a.m., a group of uniformed police officers arrived on her property unannounced, armed with guns. By her account, the police started looting her property and beating her dogs, then doused the houses in gasoline and burned them to the ground. The surrounding community of Isinget, home to some 70 Ogiek families, faced a similar fate. One person was killed during evictions that month and hundreds were made homeless, according to human rights groups. Chepkoeh and her family were fortunate to have another small plot of land in the area to which they could retreat. But they pray that it’s a temporary resettlement. “It was difficult to move to a new place and start from scratch,” she said.
15 May 2013A record 150 South African filmmakers were set to attend the 66th Cannes International Film Festival which opened on Wednesday, 12 of them sponsored by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), which is also hosting the market screening of three South African films at the prestigious event.The NFVF is running a South Africa pavilion as well as host an array of networking and presentation events over the 11 days of the festival as it pushes to open up new markets for local filmmakers and attract new investments in South Africa’s industry.“Cannes is without a doubt one of the most strategic international film platforms,” NFVF CEO Zama Mkosi said in a statement on Tuesday.“Our emphasis going there is to ensure that our film projects that we take there as well as the filmmakers attending do get as much business exposure as possible and the impact of that is tangible,” Mkosi said.“Another area we will be focusing on is that of marketing our locations as suitable shooting destinations to the international filmmakers. I’m happy that provincial bodies like the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, Durban Film Office and Johannesburg Tourism are part of our delegation, and they will be able to sell their regions to potential investors.”The NFVF announced on Tuesday that South Africa will be signing a memorandum of understanding with Kenya during the festival, aimed at opening opportunities for local filmmakers to explore working partnerships with their counterparts in Kenya.The three South African films that will receive market screenings at Cannes are Diprente Productions’ comedy Blitz Patrollie, which opened on local screens over the weekend, Triggerfish Animation’s new feature Khumba, and Ten10Films’ Black South Easter.SAinfo reporter
UPDATE: Moberly police released the identity of the man accused of hitting the 10-month old baby girl. 23-year-old Zachary Mohr is currently in custody. He has been charged with abuse or neglect of a child.Authorities also said the child is currently listed in critical condition with reported brain trauma and other indications of injuries to the face and body.ORIGINAL STORY: A Moberly baby girl has life-threatening injuries after a man allegedly hit her.Police say the 10-month-old was flown to a St. Louis hospital over the weekend in critical condition with brain trauma.Investigators say the 23-year-old man caring for her hit the baby several times, including with a metal tool box and a cell phone, because she would not stop crying Saturday night. The child’s custodial mother saw injuries to the face and body, and went to a local hospital.The alleged abuser was arrested on Sunday on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. We do not know his name yet.(This story was last updated at 7:44 a.m. Monday.)
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna midfielder Orsolini: Mihajlovic always in touchby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna midfielder Riccardo Orsolini says coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is always in touch.Mihajlovic was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, so spent all of pre-season and most of the campaign so far in hospital undergoing two courses of chemotherapy.“Don’t worry, the boss can make himself heard even when he’s not physically present,” winger Orsolini told DAZN.“He gave us a good telling off even on Skype! We had some cameras installed at the training ground that allow him to watch our sessions live and give us corrections in real time.“He might not be physically with us, but he never leaves our side nonetheless.”
With the NCAA Tournament finishing up its third round games yesterday, we figured we’d give you another kind of bracket to debate until the Sweet 16 gets started. The ‘Round of 64’ matchups in our 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases bracket have been completed, and there were a few surprises – at least to us. You can check out the opening round contests for the #BBN region here, the #FSUTwitter region here, the #WeAre region here, and the #PAWWWL region here.We’ve condensed the ‘Round of 32’ games into this one post, so make sure to vote on all 16 matchups below. Who will eventually be crowned the most annoying fan base in all of college sports?The 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases Bracket Vote On The #BBN Region Below1. Kentucky Basketball Fans vs. 8. Ohio State Football FansKentucky Basketball Fans received 68% of the vote against College Basketball Fans Who Only Care About The NCAA Tournament. Ohio State Football Fans crushed Coach Cal Haters, gaining 73% of the vote in their contest. Was OSU seeded too low? We’ll find out when they take on #BBN. More Annoying: Kentucky Basketball Fans or Ohio State Football Fans?4. Indiana Basketball Fans vs. 5. Auburn Football FansAuburn Football Fans just edged Oregon Football Fans, 55%-45%. Indiana Basketball Fans were voted more annoying than Wichita State Basketball Fans, 65%-35%. This could be one of the closest matchups of the entire round. More Annoying: Auburn Football Fans or Indiana Basketball Fans?2. UConn Women’s Basketball Fans vs. 10. People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket PicksUConn Women’s Basketball Fans took down Syracuse Lacrosse Fans, 71%-29%. People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket Picks actually scored the first upset of the tournament, taking down Louisville Basketball Fans, 59%-41%. It’ll be interesting to see which group people find more intolerable here. More Annoying: People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket Picks vs. UConn Women’s Basketball Fans3. S-E-C Chanters vs. 6. Drake Apologists A particularly strong early round matchup here. S-E-C Chanters demolished Boise State Football Fans, 76%-24%. Drake Apologists crushed NC State Basketball Fans, 69%-31%. Good luck picking this one. More Annoying: Drake Apologists or S-E-C Chanters?Vote On The #FSUTwitter Region Below1. Duke Basketball Fans vs. 9. Kansas Basketball FansDuke Basketball Fans beat out Arizona Basketball Fans, 85%-15% in the opening round, proving their worthiness. Kansas Basketball Fans, on the other hand, just eked out Oklahoma Football Fans, 51%-49%. Who marches on to the Sweet 16? More Annoying: Duke Basketball Fans or Kansas Basketball Fans?4. Fans Who Tweet At Recruits vs. 5. West Virginia Football FansFans Who Tweet At Recruits put a whooping on Ole Miss Football Fans, winning 80%-20%. West Virginia Football Fans beat out Conference Realignment Rumormongers, 52%-48%. The Twitter hacks are going to be tough to take down. More Annoying: West Virginia Football Fans or Fans Who Tweet At Recruits?2. Florida State Football Fans vs. 7. North Carolina Basketball FansIt’s an all-ACC matchup in this one. Florida State Football Fans defeated Baylor Football Fans, 79%-21%. North Carolina Basketball Fans cruised against Michigan State Basketball Fans, 72%-28%. We’ll see if they can stop #FSUTwitter’s run to the Final Four. More Annoying: North Carolina Basketball Fans or Florida State Football Fans?3. USC Football Fans vs. 11. NCAA ApologistsUSC Football Fans had a strong showing, gathering 83% of the vote against Rutgers Football Fans. Meanwhile, in a true upset, NCAA Apologists took down Florida Football Fans, 52%-48%. The Trojans fan base is a heavy favorite here. More Annoying: NCAA Apologists or USC Football Fans?Vote On The #WeAre Region Below1. Notre Dame Football Fans vs. 9. Maryland Basketball FansNotre Dame Football Fans may be the most annoying group in the country when it’s all said and done. Irish supporters scored 86% of the vote against BYU Basketball Fans in the first round. Maryland Basketball Fans scored an upset, taking down Iowa Football Fans 55%-45%. More Annoying: Notre Dame Football Fans or Maryland Basketball Fans?4. Miami Football Fans vs. 5. Michigan Football FansMiami Football Fans were voted more annoying than Nebraska Football Fans, 60%-40%. Michigan Football Fans, perhaps underseeded, crushed UCLA Basketball Fans, 77%-23%. This one should be tight. More Annoying: Michigan Football Fans or Miami Football Fans?2. Penn State Football Fans vs. 7. Texas Football FansTwo fan bases of traditional powerhouses that had no trouble in the first round. PSU Football Fans took down Arizona State Basketball Fans, 80%-20%. Texas Football Fans were almost as dominant, knocking off Virginia Tech Football Fans, 73%-27%. More Annoying: Texas Football Fans or Penn State Football Fans?3. UConn Men’s Basketball Fans vs. 6. Texas A&M Football FansIn a matchup of former Big East rivals, UConn Men’s Basketball Fans were voted way more annoying than Villanova Basketball Fans, 82%-18%. Texas A&M Football Fans had no problem with Dick Vitale Haters, pulling in 61% of the vote. More Annoying: Texas A&M Football Fans or UConn Basketball Fans?Vote On The #PAWWWL Region Below1. Alabama Football Fans vs. 8. South Carolina Football FansAlabama Football Fans, a strong 1-seed, crushed Kenny Chesney Apologists in the first round, 82%-18%. South Carolina Fans were voted more annoying than that of their rival, Clemson, 60%-40%. We’ll be surprised if the Tide don’t roll on here. More Annoying: Alabama Football Fans or South Carolina Football Fans?4. Georgia Football Fans vs. 5. Syracuse Basketball FansEasily one of the hardest matchups to call in this round. Georgia Football Fans were voted more annoying that SEC Network Conspiracy Theorists, 53%-47%. Syracuse Basketball Fans, one of the best-traveling college basketball groups in the country, took down Gonzaga Basketball Fans, 73%-27%. This one is a toss-up. More Annoying: Syracuse Basketball Fans or Georgia Football Fans?2. Big East Nostalgists vs. 10. Tennessee Football FansBig East Nostalgists, who probably watch that 30 For 30 on repeat, cruised to victory over Georgetown Basketball Fans, 68%-32%. Tennessee Football Fans, on the other hand, scored an interesting upset over West Virginia Basketball Fans, 64%-36%. Are Vols supporters underseeded here? More Annoying: Tennessee Football Fans or Big East Nostalgists?3. Paul Finebaum Callers vs. 6. LSU Football FansSome of these people may actually fit into both categories, but regardless, it should be close. Paul Finebaum Callers, who more-than-deserve a category of their own, beat out Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Fans, 77%-23%. LSU Football Fans had no trouble with Pitt Basketball Fans, triumphing 80%-20%. Good luck picking this one. More Annoying: LSU Football Fans or Paul Finebaum Callers?Check Out The Entire First Round’s Matchups Here >>>