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first_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RussiaEurope – Central Asia News =http://tvrain.ru/sos/about/?lang=en#manifest Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img May 21, 2021 Find out more March 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support the last independent TV station! News News RSF_en Follow the news on Russia Help by sharing this information Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Quill back for more at the Curragh

first_imgIrish Derby weekend at the Curragh kicks off with a seven-race card on Friday evening featuring the Done Deal Handicap over a mile. “The hood does him no harm so we’ll keep it on him. “He’s very classy and has plenty of scope and should have an each way chance dropping back in trip.” Aidan O’Brien has three unraced juveniles in the Tom Crean’s Irish Lager European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden – Cocoon, Qualify and Words. He has won this race in five of the last 11 runnings. Feach Ar Agaidh bids to go one better when he lines up in the mile maiden. Jim Bolger’s three-year-old colt made a pleasing introduction when second to Leafcutter in Gowran Park. Keith Moriarty, 16, gets the leg up again on hat-trick-seeking Calm Bay in the Today FM Handicap. Moriarty won on his first racecourse ride on board the eight-year-old sprinter in Navan. The Done Deal Apprentice Derby has a very competitive look to it. Ger Lyons and Colin Keane have had an excellent June and it could be topped off with a big run from Captain Teemo who got off the mark in Fairyhouse. Harty expects Ned’s Indian to run a big race in the mile-and-a-quarter handicap, if fit enough on his return from a break. He has not been seen since December, but was running consistently well on the Polytrack at Dundalk during the winter. Sea The Stars colt Streetcar To Stars will be popular in the Hanlon Concrete European Breeders Fund Maiden. John Oxx’s charge holds an entry in the Irish St Leger. “He’s in great form. He has had a few wind operations, but is tough and tries. “He likes the Curragh and has been placed in a couple of Lincolns there.” Condon also saddles In Salutem who scored in Limerick last week before being touched off at Gowran Park. He said: “He has been a frustrating horse that has promised more than he has delivered. It’s worth a shot at the mile, even though seven furlongs is his best trip. He has hit form in back-to-back runs. “He’ll be ridden patiently to get the mile. You wouldn’t want him trying a mile on soft ground. “If he gets the trip he’ll give a good account of himself with a light weight on his back.” Sabrina Harty runs the improving Breathe Easy who has won two of his last three races. She said: “He’s a very sweet horse from a nervous family so he’s been very hot and we are trying to look after his mental health and take him along very easily. He’s very keen, but he’s learning to race. He stays well and he has a nice weight. Press Association There are 17 declared for this 50,000 euro contest, with the weights headed by Ken Condon’s Bold Thady Quill. The seven-year-old gelding landed this race two years ago off a mark of 81, but returns rated 99 although jockey Sean Corby takes 7lb off. “He’s been a good campaigner for us, but is most effective on soft or heavy ground so we will want a bit of rain. He ran very well off 96 in a good handicap on Guineas weekend behind That’s Plenty,” Condon said. last_img read more

Oilers win 7th Uganda basketball title

first_imgFor UCU, Centre David Kongor Deng’s 21 points, five rebounds and four assists could not save the Mukono based side. Titus Lual also added 13 points for UCU.The win saw Oilers take a 5-4 of the best of 7 series. The win for Oilers makes it their 7th consecutive title of the National Basketball League ever since they started winning in 2013.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp Oilers held on to their title. PHOTO VIA @UsherKomugishaCanons  City OilersKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City Oilers on Sunday defended the National Basketball League title after stopping Uganda Christian University (UCU) Canons 72-57.The Oilers who started the best of seven final series with a 3-1 lead had slowed down as UCU closed the gap 3-3 to keep their hope for finals alive. However, in a packed MTN Arena-Lugogo, the Oilers put up a strong fight to lead three quarters of four.The Oilers led quarter one with 17-9,while UCU ‘stole the show’ to win second quarter  17-10. The city Oil side however put up a formidable show to win the last two quarters 22-15 and 23-16 respectively.Both teams took the fans to their feet with major three pointers and great display of basketball skill.Oilers Burundian import Landry Ndikumana was the man of the day as he made 26 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Jimmy Enabu added 16 points, four rebounds and four assists.last_img read more

Bradley shocks boxing world with controversial win over Pacquiao

first_imgLAS VEGAS (AP)—Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges’ scorecards.In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision Saturday night and ending the Filipino fighter’s remarkable seven-year unbeaten run. SPLIT DECISION—Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, lands a punch against Timothy Bradley, from Palm Springs, Calif., in their WBO world welterweight title fight June 9, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Promoter Bob Arum fumed, the crowd at the MGM Grand arena booed, and Pacquiao seemed stunned when the decision was announced. Arum said there would be a November rematch, though he blasted the way the decision went down.“I’ve never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight,” said Arum, who handles both fighters.Bradley came on strong in the later rounds, winning five of the last six rounds on two scorecards and four on the third. He won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing on the third by the same margin. The Associated Press had Pacquiao winning 117-111.“I did my best,” Pacquiao said. “I guess my best wasn’t good enough.”Pacquiao tried to turn the fight into a brawl, using his power to hurt Bradley in the early rounds. But Bradley changed tactics in the middle rounds and used his boxing skills to win enough rounds to take the narrow decision for the welterweight title.It ended a 15-fight winning streak by Pacquiao dating to 2005 that turned him into a boxing superstar and made him a national hero in the Philippines.“I thought I won the fight,” Bradley said. “I didn’t think he was as good as everyone says he was. I didn’t feel his power.”Ringside punching statistics showed Pacquiao landing 253 punches to 159 for Bradley, who vowed before the fight to take the 147-pound title from Pacquiao. The Compubox statistics showed Pacquiao landing more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds.Bradley was so confident that he had oversized tickets printed up for a Nov. 10 rematch that will now likely happen.Bradley seemed hurt in the fourth and fifth rounds, but Pacquiao had trouble landing big punches after that. Still, he seemed in control of the fight everywhere but on the judge’s scorecards.“Can you believe that? Unbelievable,” Arum said. “I went over to Bradley before the decision and he said, ‘I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.’”Pacquiao said he studied Bradley on tape before the fight and wasn’t surprised by anything he did. He said he thought he was in control of the fight and was shocked when the decision went against him.“He never hurt me with his punches, most of them landed on my arms,” Pacquiao said.Pacquiao tried to brawl with Bradley and seemed to hurt him in both the fourth and fifth rounds. But Bradley started moving and counter punching, though he never seemed to land any shots that hurt Pacquiao.Pacquiao had vowed to look impressive against Bradley after struggling in his last outing with Juan Manuel Marquez, a fight many thought he lost. And he did early, landing good long left hands while beating Bradley to the punch on most exchanges.“He hurt me a couple of times with his left,” Bradley said. “He’s a beast.”Trainer Freddie Roach told Pacquiao after the 10th round that he had control of the fight, and urged him to fight hard the final two rounds.“You have six minutes to go, son,” Roach said. “It’s your fight.”But it wasn’t Pacquiao’s fight, with Bradley getting credit for winning some of the close middle and later rounds. After the 11th round Bradley went back to his corner and trainer Joel Diaz told him he needed to win the final round.“I listened to my corner,” Bradley said. “I got to give him a rematch now.”Arum said there will be one on Nov. 10, though he thought Pacquiao won easily, as did most writers at ringside.“I’ll make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous,” Arum said.It was the biggest fight of Bradley’s career and it came with a minimum $5 million payday. The rematch will be even richer, though Pacquiao’s loss could damage any plans for a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.Mayweather did not see the fight because he is serving a sentence on a domestic abuse charge at a jail a few miles from the MGM Grand.last_img read more

Inslee Rolls out COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard With Data

first_imgFacebook133Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGov. Jay Inslee announced a new COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard to aid the state in gauging when and how to best lift restrictions around ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy” in Washington.Wednesday marked 100 days since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington state. The governor mentioned that in the coming weeks, the state will slowly start “turning the dial” on several physical distancing restrictions in accordance with changing epidemiological and public health data.“It is important to share the information and data that informs our decisions,” Inslee said. “As each decision we make informs choices that impact the health and safety of Washingtonians, we want to show that there are multiple indicators we rely on for how we can remain healthy and open our businesses.”Read the full story on the governor’s Medium pagelast_img read more

Pearce takes Forest manager’s job

first_imgStuart Pearce is to return to Nottingham Forest as manager.The Shepherd’s Bush-born 51-year-old will take over on a two-year contract on 1 July.The ex-Forest captain, who began his career at Wealdstone, initially turned down the job for family reasons but had a change of heart.“I had so much on of a personal nature that it wasn’t the right time,” he explained.“But when they asked if I would take it from the summer I jumped at the chance. Everything seems right.”Pearce spent 12 years as a player at Forest, where he also had a spell as caretaker manager.He has since managed Manchester City and the England Under-21 side.“The honour of coming back into this club is massive but what I have done here as a player is irrelevant,” he added.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘Basic Four’ recommit to climate agenda

first_img26 January 2010Ministers from the “Basic Four” countries – South Africa, India, China and Brazil -have affirmed their commitment to work together for an agreed outcome at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Mexico later this year.It follows up on the summit that was held in Copenhagen last month, where South Africa was represented by Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica.Sonjica was one of the ministers who met in New Delhi on Sunday to evaluate the inroads that were made in Copenhagen while also preparing for the Mexico round of talks.“The ministers underscored the centrality of the climate change framework process and the decision of the parties to carry forward the negotiations on the two tracks of ad hoc working group on long-term cooperative action,” read a statement issued by the group.They reiterated that all negotiations must be conducted in an inclusive and transparent manner.Setting bold targetsWhile the Copenhagen accord produced political commitments to mitigate climate change by some leaders, rich nations were slammed for their failure to set bold targets on greenhouse gas emissions.The members of the Basic Four group have already announced a series of voluntary mitigation actions for 2020 and have expressed their intention to communicate information on their voluntary mitigation actions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by January 31.They also called for the early flow of the pledged US$10-billion in 2010 with focus on the least developed countries, small island developing states and countries of Africa, as proof of their commitment to urgently address the global challenge of climate change.The four ministers expressed hope of a successful conclusion of ongoing negotiations leading to Mexico.‘Show of commitment’The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) described the group’s early lead on continuing climate negotiations as a show of commitment shown by the countries to a fair and effective UN-based outcome to climate change this year.“South Africa is standing by its commitment to negotiate a multilateral agreement as part of the Africa Group and to maintain the two-track process under the UNFCCC,” said the organisation’s Richard Worthington.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Samsung’s solar solutions

first_imgSamsung’s flagship village also provides internet access, helping to bridge the digital divide that disadvantages underdeveloped communitiesSamsung is playing its part in helping poorer communities access healthcare and education; on Tuesday 1 April the company handed over its first solar-powered village to the Malibongwe Ridge community.Samsung’s flagship village also provides internet access, helping to bridge the digital divide that disadvantages underdeveloped communities.“The United Nations says being online is now seen as fundamental to human development, and access to the internet may soon become a basic human right, like access to water,” says George Ferreira, vice-president and chief operations officer at Samsung Electronics Africa.“Our challenge was to look at what was needed versus what was available and devise a plan that connected the two.”On average, more than 25% of Africans don’t have ready access to electricity in their homes; this limits connectivity and access to education and healthcare, which are central to the success of isolated rural and peri-urban communities.The solar-powered digital village will provide access to these necessary services.HEALTH, EDUCATION AND INTERNET ACCESSThe digital village is a project in line with Samsung’s commitment to researching and investing in green technologiesBuilt in a refurbished 12 metre- long shipping container, the village’s mobile classroom is designed for use in remote areas and is easily transportable.The classroom is fitted with Samsung notebooks and netbooks, an interactive whiteboard or e-board, and Samsung Galaxy tablets; all powered by solar panels attached to the roof.The village’s solar-powered healthcare centre provides basic services such as eye, ear, blood and dental screening, mother and child healthcare, and treatments on site.The healthcare container is mobile, taking its services to surrounding communities to eliminate travel expenses for residents already struggling to make ends meet. The centre also disseminates information on basic preventative healthcare.Samsung has partnered with non-profit Right to Care, which delivers prevention, care and treatment services; the organisation will encourage male circumcision as a preventative healthcare measure.Right to Care’s Dr Mashudu Munyai said, “We are excited to work with Samsung on this uplifting and inspiring project.”The healthcare centre also has a Tele-Medical Centre; telemedicine relies on modern communication technologies to provide healthcare workers in far-flung areas with access to updated diagnostic methods and medical processes.The Tele-Medical Centre will work in conjunction with Samsung’s Tele-Medical app, which will guide nurses on site through the necessary processes to ensure all relevant information is captured and that diagnoses are accurate.“Today, we are seeing an innovation we’ve worked hard on developing come to life, and it is very exciting,” says Ferreira. “Good health is at the centre of one’s wellbeing and impacts society at a fundamental level.“It affects a child’s ability to learn at full potential, and adults’ ability to provide for their families. This is why we have complemented our strong focus on education with a focus on quality healthcare.”RENEWABLE AND CLEAN SOLAR ENEGRYWhen the village’s solar panels are under pressure, there is a standby solar-powered generator to provide additional electricity. The generators can also provide affordable and eco-friendly power to schools, homes and community centres.The digital village is a project in line with Samsung’s commitment to researching and investing in green technologies. It is also in line with a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (DED).“We are encouraged by the work Samsung is doing in the green technology space,” says Albert Chanee, head of the DED.“This type of out-of-the-box thinking is what will make a measurable and meaningful difference in people’s lives and, ultimately, change the world. The digital village aligns with government’s vision of finding alternative solutions to African problems, and we are proud to be a part of it.”last_img read more

7 days ago​Burnley winger Gudmunsson ruled out of Leicester clash

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Burnley winger Gudmunsson ruled out of Leicester clashby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson is set to miss their clash against Leicester City.The Clarets will have to do without the Icelandic star as he was injured on international duty.Gudmundsson did not complete his country’s 1-0 defeat against France last week.The attacking midfielder has one goal in four Premier League appearances this season.Speaking at a press conference, Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: “Johann Gudmundsson won’t be figuring.”Unfortunately he got injured on international duty, a reasonably serious hamstring injury, so it certainly won’t be days, it will be more like weeks and I don’t know how many yet, but it’s serious enough to speak in that way.” last_img read more

ESPN Announces College Football Broadcast Teams For Fall, Kaylee Hartung To Be Featured More Prominently

first_imgESPN's logo in red and white.ESPN has announced its college football broadcast teams for the fall. Most of the teams are similar to last year – Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox are still the network’s top team and will call the primetime Saturday night game on ABC; Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will have the prime Saturday night contest on ESPN. There are some changes, though. Among them: Kaylee Hartung, everyone’s favorite sideline reporter, has been promoted to ESPN’s Thursday night team with Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack. Maria Taylor will take Hartung’s sideline spot for the SEC Network’s top Saturday game. Beyond thrilled to join ESPN’s Thursday night crew and keep rolling with SEC Nation on Saturdays. Let’s go!! https://t.co/K6yfxwBT0J— Kaylee Hartung (@KayleeHartung) August 6, 2015Only Kaylee Hartung can make Nick Saban smile. pic.twitter.com/PqwP4JBktB— Curtis (@Curtos07) February 4, 2015Here are the full pairings, from ESPN.    Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 12.11.34 PMESPN. Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 12.11.42 PMESPN ESPNESPNThe season can’t get here soon enough.Related: Kaylee Hartung Commits Cardinal Sin Of Baseball >>>last_img read more